Deaths in Music on August 13

  • 1808 Henri Hardouin, French composer, dies at 81
  • 1841 Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer, dies
  • 1886 Adolf von Doss, composer, dies at 62
  • 1908 Ira D. Sankey, American evangelist, composer and singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67
  • 1912 Jules EF Massenet, French opera composer (Werther, Manon), dies at 70
  • 1916 Fritz Steinbach, composer, dies at 61
  • 1924 Julian Aguirre, composer, dies at 56
  • 1928 Fernand de La Tombelle, composer, dies at 74
  • 1933 Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer, dies at 80
  • 1946 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer, dies at 33
  • 1947 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies
  • 1953 Dmitri Arakishvili, composer, dies at 80
  • 1954 Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1970 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
  • 1971 King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US musician, murdered at 37
  • 1982 Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington Jr.], American soul musician (Hold What You've Got, I Gotcha), dies at 49
  • 1984 Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92
  • 1987 Vincent Persichetti, US composer (Sibyl), dies at 72
  • 1995 Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84
  • 1996 David Tudor, composer, dies at 70
  • 1996 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), dies at 89
  • 1998 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), dies at 63
  • 2000 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
  • 2003 Ed Townsend, American songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, dies at 85
  • 2009 Les Paul, American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter and inventor (solid-body electric guitar), dies at 94
  • 2011 Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish musician (b. 1952)
  • 2013 Tompall Glaser, American country singer, dies at 79
  • 2013 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), dies of cancer at 44