Today's Deaths in Music

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  • 1695 Henry Purcell, English composer (Indian Queen), dies at 36
  • 1710 Barnardo Pasquini, composer, dies at 72
  • 1813 William Russell, English composer and organist, dies at 36
  • 1863 Joseph Mayseder, Austrian violinist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1907 Gaetano Braga, composer, dies at 78
  • 1920 Caryl Florio, composer, dies at 77
  • 1920 William James Robjohn, composer, dies at 77
  • 1938 Leopold Godowsky, pianist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1953 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1893)
  • 1954 Karol Rathaus, composer, dies at 59
  • 1972 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 74
  • 1974 Frank Martin, Swiss composer (In Terra Fax), dies at 84
  • 1995 Peter Grant, rock band manager, dies at 60
  • 1995 Smilin' Jim Eames, singer/songwriter, dies at 71
  • 1996 Bernard William George Rose, organist, dies at 80
  • 2002 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2006 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91