Deaths in Music on August 18

  • 1613 Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
  • 1811 Johann Heinrich Zang, composer, dies at 78
  • 1853 Peter Lichtenthal, composer, dies at 73
  • 1894 William Charles Levey, Irish conductor and composer, dies at 57
  • 1896 Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer, dies at 88
  • 1901 Richard Kleinmichel, composer, dies at 54
  • 1942 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala), dies at 48
  • 1949 Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49
  • 1957 Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer, dies at 41
  • 1968 Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52
  • 1969 Laci Boldemann, Swedish composer, dies at 48
  • 1980 Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65
  • 1990 Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b. 1938)
  • 1991 Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), dies in a motorcycle accident on his Harley at 47
  • 1994 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, dies at 88
  • 2003 Tony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers), dies at 63
  • 2004 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Age Of innocence, Thoroughly Modern Mille), dies at 82
  • 2006 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (b. 1934)
  • 2008 Pervis Jackson, American R&B singer (Spinners), dies at 70
  • 2010 Kenneth "Kenny" Edwards, American musician and singer-songwriter (The Stone Poneys, Bryndle), dies of cancer and a blood disorder at 64
  • 2012 Scott McKenzie, American singer, dies at 73
  • 2015 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, dies at 72