On This Day

Musicians Who Died on April 22

  • 1776 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist & composer, dies at 67
  • 1782 Josef Ferdinand Norbert Seger, Czech composer, dies at 66
  • 1844 Henri-Montan Berton, French composer, dies at 76
  • 1883 Octave Fouque, French pianist and composer, dies at 38
  • 1892 Édouard Lalo, French composer (Symphonie Espagnole; Le roi d'Ys), dies at 69
  • 1925 André Caplet, French composer & conductor (Conte Fantastic, Le miroir de Jesus), dies from WWI gas attack issues at 45
  • 1929 Ödön Mihalovich, Hungarian composer, dies at 86
  • 1944 Mezio Agostini, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 1962 Solomon Pimsleur, French composer, dies at 61
  • 1976 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, Brazilian pianist & composer, dies at 79
  • 1977 Charles Sanford, American orchestra leader (Your Show of Shows), dies at 71

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1980 Jane Froman, American singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72

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  • 1983 Earl "Fatha" Hines, American jazz pianist & bandleader (Deep Forest), dies at 79
  • 1989 Benjamin "Bull Moose" Jackson, American R&B saxophone player and singer ("Hurry, Hurry"), dies at 70
  • 1994 Jack Bently, English trombonist, dies at 80
  • 1995 Don Pullen, American pianist & composer, dies at 53
  • 1999 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (first Greek artist to record or re-record the authentic, "prohibited" rebetika songs in the early 1970s with their original lyrics), dies at 60
  • 2001 Ludvig Nielsen, Norwegian organist, composer, choir director, and conductor (Nidaros Cathedral, 1935-76), dies at 95
  • 2003 Felice Bryant, American songwriter (Bye Bye Love; Wake Up Little Susie), dies at 77
  • 2008 Paul Davis, American country-rock-pop singer-songwriter and piano player ("I Go Crazy"; "65 Love Affair"), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 2013 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist who opened the Woodstock Festival ("Freedom"; "Here Comes The Sun"), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 2013 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist & composer, dies at 82
  • 2017 Vaclav Kucera, Czech composer (Concierto imaginativo Homenaje a Salvador Dalí), dies at 87
  • 2019 Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), dies at 70
  • 2019 Heather Harper, Northern Irish operatic soprano (Britten's War Requiem), dies at 88
  • 2020 Robert "Bootsie" Barnes, American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies of Covid-19 at 82 [1]