Deaths in Music 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, composer, dies at 71
  • 1833 Antoni Henryk Radziwill, Lithuanian/Polish composer, dies at 57
  • 1858 Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher and composer, dies at 76
  • 1862 Sydney Nelson, composer, dies at 62
  • 1877 Errico Petrella, composer, dies at 63
  • 1880 Diederich Krug, composer, dies at 58
  • 1917 Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer, dies at 53
  • 1958 Judge Jackson, composer, dies at 75
  • 1958 Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer, dies at 58
  • 1961 Jesus Guridi, composer, dies at 74
  • 1961 Yusef Greiss, composer, dies at 61
  • 1973 Nick Stuart, bandleader, dies of cancer at 69
  • 1978 Ernest Kanitz, composer, dies at 83
  • 1981 Kit Lambert, British record producer and manager (The Who) (b. 1935)
  • 1987 Maxine Sullivan [Marietta Williams], American jazz vocalist and performer (Going Places), dies following a seizure at 75
  • 1988 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist, dies at 74
  • 1994 Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer/guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • 1998 Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer
  • 2005 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (b. 1922)