On This Day

Deaths in Music on April 13

  • 1728 Johann Christoph Schmidt, German composer, dies at 63
  • 1742 Giovanni Veneziano, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • 1822 Gaetano Valeri, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • 1825 Joseph Gelinek, Czech composer, dies at 66
  • 1826 Franz Danzi, German composer & cellist, dies at 62
  • 1831 Ferdinand Kauer, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • 1864 Johann Schneider, German composer & organist, dies at 74
  • 1873 Carlo Coccia, Italian composer, dies at 90
  • 1886 K├íroly Thern, Hungarian composer, dies at 68
  • 1928 Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, Spanish composer, dies at 36
  • 1936 Milton Brown, American swing bandleader, dies at 32
  • 1944 Cecile Chaminade, French composer, dies at 86
  • 1946 William Henry Bell, English composer, dies at 72
  • 1959 Eduard van Beinum, Dutch musician & conductor, dies at 58
  • 1974 Stanley Smith, American actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
  • 1975 Larry Parks, American actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
  • 1984 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), dies at 72
  • 1986 Johnny Dollar, American country & rockabilly singer, commits suicide at 53
  • 2000 Inglis Gundry, British composer, musicologist and novelist, dies at 94
  • 2005 Johnnie Johnson, American blues & jazz piano player (Chuck Berry's band), dies from kidney problems and pneumonia at 80
  • 2005 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer, dies at 59
  • 2005 [Salvador] Tutti Camarata, American composer & producer (Vic Damone Show), dies at 91
  • 2013 Chi Cheng, American Bassist (Deftones), dies at 42
  • 2013 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), dies at 92