Today's Deaths in Music

  • 1341 Juliana van Falconieri, Italian saint/Swedish tenor, dies
  • 1747 Alessandro Marcello, composer, dies at 74
  • 1759 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer, dies at 31
  • 1762 Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1822 John Bray, English-born American actor and composer (The Indian Princess), dies on his 40th birthday
  • 1915 Sergei Taneyev, Russian pianist and composer (Oresteia), dies at 58
  • 1940 Maurice Jaubert, French composer and soldier, dies a few hours after being fatally wounded in action at 40
  • 1952 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
  • 1966 Marjan Kozina, Slovene composer, dies at 59
  • 1984 Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer, dies at 88
  • 1988 Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), dies at 83
  • 1990 Antonio Martinez, Spanish rock guitarist (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black", dies in a motorcycle accident at 44
  • 1995 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, dies at 71
  • 1996 Ande Anderson, English opera director, dies at 78
  • 1996 Vivian Ellis, English composer, dies at 91
  • 1997 Bobby Helms [Robert Lee Helms], American country music singer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 63
  • 2003 Michael "Peanuts" Hucko, American big band jazz and session clarinetist (Glenn Miller's Army-Air Force Band; Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 85
  • 2006 Duane Roland, American southern-rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' With Disaster), dies at 53
  • 2007 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, dies at 69
  • 2007 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, dies of pneumonia at 88
  • 2009 Ali Akbar Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 87
  • 2013 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • 2013 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), dies at 48
  • 2013 Bojidar Dimov, Bulgarian pianist and composer (Die Hochzeit von Susa), dies at 61
  • 2014 Gerry Goffin, American Hall of Fame lyricist, dies at 75