Deaths in Music on April 4

  • 1662 Davis Mell, composer, dies at 57
  • 1806 Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer, dies at 84
  • 1908 Josef Sucher, composer, dies at 64
  • 1931 George Whitefield Chadwick, composer, dies at 76
  • 1934 Braulio Dueno Colon, composer, dies at 80
  • 1943 Raoul Laparra, composer, dies at 66
  • 1944 Karel Weis, Czech composer and folk song collector, dies at 82
  • 1967 Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies at 76
  • 1967 Al Lewis, American songwriter (b. 1901)
  • 1972 Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), dies at 69
  • 1977 Jeno Zador, composer, dies at 82
  • 1978 Gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70
  • 1980 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, dies following a heart attack leading to a car crash at 62
  • 1982 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 50
  • 1992 Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
  • 1992 Arthur Russell, American cellist (b. 1951)
  • 1993 Bep [Alberta B] Ogterop, [Rita la Roche], singer, dies
  • 1994 Virginia "Ginny" Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band), dies at 77
  • 1995 Peter Brinson, dance educationalist, dies at 67
  • 1996 Joy Newton, dancer, dies at 82
  • 1996 Larry Laprise, songwriter, dies at 83
  • 1996 Paul Cooper, American composer, dies at 69
  • 2011 Scott Columbus, American drummer (Manowar) (b. 1956)
  • 2016 Carlo Mastrangelo, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), dies of cancer at 78