Deaths in Music on April 12

  • 1690 Miguel Gomez Camargo, composer, dies at 71
  • 1760 Ernst Gottlieb Baron, German baroque composer, dies at 64
  • 1788 Carl Joseph Toeschi, composer, dies at 56
  • 1788 Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer, dies at 67
  • 1797 Josef Antonin Stepan, Bohemian composer, dies at 71
  • 1814 Charles Burney, English music historian, dies at 88
  • 1872 Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer (b. 1795)
  • 1896 Alexander Ritter, German composer, dies at 62
  • 1909 Hermann Kotzschmar, German-American composer, dies at 79
  • 1914 Josef Nesvera, composer, dies at 71
  • 1922 Frantisek Ondricek, composer, dies at 64
  • 1951 Harold Vincent Milligan, American musician and composer, dies at 62
  • 1959 Ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60
  • 1961 Nils-Eric Fougstedt, Finnish composer (Angoscia, Trittico sinfonico), dies at 50
  • 1971 Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • 1972 Henri Potiron, composer, dies at 89
  • 1981 Hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78
  • 1981 Hendrik F Andriessen, Dutch organist/composer (Te Deum), dies at 88
  • 1989 Herbert Mills, American Singer (The Mills Brothers), dies at 77
  • 1992 Joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61
  • 1994 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar, dies at 60
  • 1995 Chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56
  • 1999 Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], American soldier (USAF) and singer (King of the Road), dies of leukemia at 67
  • 2006 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, dies at 76
  • 2008 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], American country musician (Nashville Brass), dies at 83
  • 2016 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, dies at 88