Deaths in Music on April 20

  • 1643 Christoph Demantius, composer, dies at 75
  • 1695 Georg Caspar Weckler, composer, dies at 63
  • 1839 Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
  • 1869 Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe, composer, dies at 72
  • 1869 Piotr Studzinski, composer, dies at 42
  • 1900 Mebel Mercer, popular British singer, dies
  • 1956 Jaap Vranken, Dutch organist and composer (Stabat mater), dies at 59
  • 1956 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music composer (Levensschets), dies at 78
  • 1962 Arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76
  • 1968 Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81
  • 1984 Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84
  • 1987 Antony Tudor, English dancer and choreographer (Amer Ballet Theater) dies at 78
  • 1991 Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a fire at 44
  • 1992 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • 2001 Maria Karnilova, American dancer and actress (Fiddler on the Roof, Ivan the Terrible), dies at 80
  • 2001 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata), dies at 54
  • 2002 Alan Dale, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Andrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (b. 1931)
  • 2008 VL Mike, American Rapper (b. 1976)
  • 2012 Bert Weedon, English guitar player, dies at 91