Deaths in Music on August 11

  • 1563 Bartolom√© de Escobedo, Spanish composer (b. circa 1500)
  • 1729 Nicola Francesco Haym, composer, dies at 51
  • 1757 Jose Pradas Gallen, composer, dies at 67
  • 1794 Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 72
  • 1820 Janos Lavotta, composer, dies at 56
  • 1868 Halfdan Kierulf, composer, dies at 52
  • 1868 Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer (Brudefaerden i Hardanger), dies at 53
  • 1872 Lowell Mason, US organist/composer (Zebulo), dies at 80
  • 1942 Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60
  • 1949 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American composer, dies at 68
  • 1951 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish composer, dies at 52
  • 1952 Riccardo Martin, composer, dies at 77
  • 1974 Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer, dies at 86
  • 1984 Percy Mayfield, US singer (Hit the Road Jack), dies at 63
  • 1988 Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56
  • 1991 Helmut Walcha, a blind German organist (church music), dies at 83
  • 1995 Herbert Whitton John Sumsion, organist/composer, dies at 96
  • 1995 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), dies of heart failure at 91
  • 1996 Mel Taylor, drummer, dies at 63
  • 1996 Rafael Jeronym Kubelik, conductor, dies at 82
  • 2000 Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  • 2006 Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1925)
  • 2011 Jani Lane, American heavy metal musician (Warrant) dies of alcohol poisoning aged 47