On This Day

Musicians Who Died on April 7

  • 1767 Franz Sparry, Austrian composer, dies at 51
  • 1768 Michel Mathieu, composer, dies at 78
  • 1778 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52
  • 1783 Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, Austrian composer, dies at 71
  • 1833 Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian politician, cellist, and composer, dies at 57
  • 1858 Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher and composer, dies at 76
  • 1862 Sydney Nelson, composer, dies at 62
  • 1877 Errico Petrella, Italian composer, dies at 63
  • 1880 Diederich Krug, German pianist and composer (Le petit Chevalier), dies at 60
  • 1917 Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, Greek composer, dies at 53
  • 1958 Judge Jackson, composer, dies at 75
  • 1958 Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, Ukrainian composer, dies at 58
  • 1961 Jesús Guridi, Spanish composer, dies at 74
  • 1961 Yusef Greiss, Egyptian composer, dies at 61
  • 1973 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1978 Ernest Kanitz, Austrian-American composer, dies at 83
  • 1981 Christopher "Kit" Lambert, British record producer and manager of The Who, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 45
  • 1987 Maxine Sullivan [Marietta Williams], American jazz vocalist and performer ("Going Places"), dies following a seizure at 75
  • 1988 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1991 Ruth Page, American ballet dancer and choreographer (Diaghilev, Pygmalion), dies at 92
  • 1994 Lee Brilleaux, British R&B singer, harmonica player, and guitarist (Dr. Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • 1995 Peter Brinson, British ballet and dance writer, lecturer, and promoter (Ballet For All), dies at 75
  • 1998 Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer
  • 2000 Heinz [Burt], British rock bassist (The Tornados - "Telstar"), dies from complications of a stroke at 57 [1]
  • 2005 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer, dies at 82
  • 2013 Andy Johns, British sound engineer and record producer (Humble Pie; Free; Joe Satriani), dies at 62
  • 2020 John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter ("Hello In There"; "Angel From Montgomery"; "Paradise"), dies of Covid-19 complications at 73
  • 2020 Hal Willner, American music producer (Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill; Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films; The Carl Stalling Project), dies with symptoms of Covid-19 at 64