Deaths in Music on April 16

  • 1645 Tobias Hume, Scottish composer (The First Part of Ayres), dies
  • 1846 Domenico Dragonetti, composer, dies at 83
  • 1858 Johann Baptist Cramer, Ger/British pianist/composer/publisher, dies at 87
  • 1876 Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer, dies at 83
  • 1881 George William Martin, composer, dies at 56
  • 1920 John Conrad Nordqvist, Swedish composer, dies at 80
  • 1992 Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
  • 1996 Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 79
  • 1996 Raymond Hill, American tenor saxophonist (Kings of Rhythm), dies at 62
  • 1997 Mae Boren Axton ["Queen Mother of Nashville"], American song writer (Heartbreak Hotel), dies at 82
  • 1999 Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
  • 2016 Peter Tolson, English rocker (Pretty Things), dies at 64