Musicians Who Died on August 21

  • 1627 Jacques Mauduit, French composer, dies at 69
  • 1772 Alessandro Felici, Italian composer, dies at 29
  • 1772 Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, German composer, and priest dies at 48
  • 1812 Silverius Muller, Austrian composer, priest, and educator, dies at 67
  • 1824 Santiago Ferrer, Spanish composer, dies at 62
  • 1856 Peter Josef von Lindpaintner, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1898 Niccolò van Westerhout, Italian composer, dies at 40
  • 1932 Frederick Corder, British composer (The Nabob's Pickle), dies at 80
  • 1935 Josef Cyril Sychra, Czech composer, dies at 76
  • 1940 Paul Juon, Russian-Swiss violinist and composer, dies at 68
  • 1949 Gerhard von Keussler, German composer, dies at 75
  • 1951 (Leonard) Constant Lambert, British composer (The Rio Grande; Horoscope; Summer's Last Will and Testament), and music director (Vic-Wells/Royal Ballet, 1931-47), dies of pneumonia and complications of diabetes and alcoholism at 45
  • 1958 Stevan Hristić, Serbian composer (Legend of Ohrid; Opeleo), conductor (Belgrade Philharmonic, 1923-34; Belgrade Opera, 1925-35), and pedagogue (Belgrade Music Academy, 1937-50), dies at 73
  • 1958 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show) and film and television composer (Night Of The Hunter; Dragnet theme), dies at 44
  • 1970 Timothy Mather Spelman, American composer, dies at 79
  • 1981 Hermann Schey, German-Dutch classical bass-baritone singer, and teacher, dies at 85
  • 1989 Raul Seixas, Brazilian rock singer-songwriter ("Mosca na Sopa" - "Fly In The Soup"), dies of pancreatitis at 44
  • 1992 Theodor Berger, Austrian composer. (Sinfonia Parabolica), dies at 87
  • 1995 Anatole Fistoulari, Ukrainian conductor, dies at 88
  • 1995 James Truitte, American ballet dancer (Lester Horton; Alvin Ailley), dies at 72
  • 1999 Juan Carlos Zorzi, Argentinian composer, and conductor, dies of esophageal cancer at 63
  • 2003 Wesley Willis, American underground singer-songwriter, and visual artist, dies of leukemia at 40
  • 2005 Martin Dillon, American opera singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • 2005 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • 2006 Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian classical shehnai (reeded woodwind instrument) player, dies at 90
  • 2008 "Huckle" Jerry Finn, American sound engineer and record producer (Blink-182), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage and heart attack at 39
  • 2008 Buddy Harman, American country music drummer (Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley), dies at 79
  • 2009 Dean Turner, Australian rock musician (Magic Dirt), dies of cancer at 37
  • 2009 Johnny Carter, American doo-wop singer (The Flamingos; The Dells), dies at 75
  • 2013 Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, dies at 95
  • 2021 (Isaac) Don Everly, American rock and roll singer-guitarist (The Everly Brothers - "Bye, Bye Love"; "Wake Up Little Susie"; "When WIll I Be Loved"), dies at 84
  • 2022 Monnette Sudler, American jazz guitarist (Sounds of Liberation), dies at 70