Deaths in Music on April 23

  • 1670 Loreto Vittori, Italian composer and mezzo-soprano singer, dies at 69
  • 1691 Jean-Henri D'Anglebert, composer, dies
  • 1728 Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, composer, dies at 83
  • 1732 Cajetan Kolberer, composer, dies at 63
  • 1742 Mihael Omerza, Slovenian composer, dies at 62
  • 1762 Johann Samuel Endler, composer, dies at 67
  • 1812 Franz Sebastian Haindl, composer, dies at 85
  • 1847 Erik Gustaf Geijer, composer, dies at 64
  • 1885 William Henry Holmes, composer, dies at 73
  • 1897 Clement Harris, English composer, killed fighting in the Greco-Turkish war at 25
  • 1905 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, dies at 54
  • 1946 Jesus Castillo, Guatemalan composer, dies at 68
  • 1952 Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies
  • 1957 William Orlamond, Danish actor (Flesh and the Devil, The Wind), dies at 89
  • 1969 Krzystzof Komeda, composer, dies at 37
  • 1984 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1986 Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American composer (Over the Rainbow), murdered at 81
  • 1991 Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 1995 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • 1996 Leonard Kuntstat, blues discographer, dies at 70
  • 2011 Tom King, American songwriter and musician (b. 1943)