Deaths in Music on April 6

  • 1779 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52
  • 1782 Rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer, dies at 90
  • 1805 Lorenz Justinian Ott, German composer, dies at 56
  • 1817 Bonaventura Furlanetto, composer, dies at 78
  • 1822 František Xaver Partsch, Czech composer, dies at 62
  • 1913 Jose Marraco y Ferrer, composer, dies on 78th birthday
  • 1919 Stefan Surzynski, Polish conductor and composer, dies at 63
  • 1931 Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer, dies at 73
  • 1940 Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49
  • 1947 Vaclav Kapral, composer, dies at 58
  • 1951 Halfdan Cleve, composer, dies at 71

Person of interestIgor Stravinsky

1971 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • 1978 Nicolas Nabokov, Russian composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74
  • 1979 Milton Ager, US composer, dies at 85
  • 1984 Jimmy Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter (Teddy Bears' Picnic, My Prayer), dies at 81
  • 1984 Ral Donner, singer/narrator, dies at 41
  • 1985 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), dies at 82
  • 1994 Dick Cary, American jazz musician, dies at 77

Person of interestTammy Wynette

1998 Tammy Wynette, American country singer, dies at 55

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1998 Wendy O. Williams, American singer (Plasmatics) (b. 1949)
  • 1999 Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist known as "Mr. Swing" (Congo Blues, Knockin' on Wood), dies at 91
  • 2001 Charles Pettigrew, American singer (b. 1963)
  • 2003 Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (b. 1927)
  • 2004 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (b. 1937)
  • 2006 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, dies at 76
  • 2014 Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist, dies at 87

Person of interestMerle Haggard

2016 Merle Haggard, American country music singer (Death Valley Days), dies at 79

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard