Musicians Who Died on August 22

  • 1599 Luca Marenzio, Italian composer (b. c. 1553)
  • 1831 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • 1879 Friedrich August Kummer, German cellist, composer, and pedagogue, dies at 82
  • 1893 Ernst II, Duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, dies at 75
  • 1901 Gunnar Wennerberg, Swedish poet and composer, dies at 83
  • 1942 Henry Eichheim, American violinist, composer, organologist, and ethno-musicologist dies at 72
  • 1942 Mikhail Fokine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 62
  • 1966 Apolinary Szeluto, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1970 Richard Frank Donovan, American organist, teacher, and composer (Smoek and Steel; Wood-Notes), dies at 78
  • 1976 Gina Bachauer, Greek classical pianist of Austrian heritage, dies at 63
  • 1979 John Lee Granderson, American Chicago-style blues guitarist, dies at 71
  • 1984 Charles Whittenberg, American composer, dies at 57
  • 1990 "Boogie" Bill Webb, American Louisiana blues and R&B guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Bad Dog"), dies at 66
  • 1992 Paul Winter, American classical and session violinist (NBC Orchestra, 1937-58), dies at 78
  • 1996 Mareo Ishiketa, Japanese composer, dies at 79
  • 2003 Imperio Argentina [María Magdalena Nile], Argentinian-Spanish singer and actress, dies at 92
  • 2004 Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer, dies at 81
  • 2005 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • 2006 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack - "My Sharona"') dies of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 55
  • 2011 Jean-Charles Capon, French jazz cellist and composer (Confluence; Baroque Jazz Trio), dies at 75
  • 2011 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller - "Hound Dog"; "Jailhouse Rock"; "Is That All There Is?"), dies at 78
  • 2011 Nickolas "Nick" Ashford, American songwriter, record producer ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough"; "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"), and singer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), dies of throat cancer at 70
  • 2013 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, dies at 62
  • 2016 (Jean-Baptiste) "Toots" Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz harmonica player, guitarist, whistler, and composer, dies at 94
  • 2016 Roberto Cassan, Italian-American jazz and folk accordionist, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • 2017 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, dies of heart failure at 72
  • 2018 Ed King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock; Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of cancer at 68
  • 2020 Peder Holm, Danish composer, dies at 93
  • 2021 Brian Travers, British rock saxophonist (UB40 - "Red, Red Wine"), dies of cancer at 62
  • 2021 Micki Grant [Minnie Perkins], American theater singer, actress, and composer (Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope; Your Arms Are Too Short To Box With God), dies at 92
  • 2022 Creed Taylor, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and bossa nova record producer (Stan Getz; Wes Montgomery), and label founder (Impluse!; CTI Records), dies at 93
  • 2022 Jaimie Branch, American avant-garde trumpet player and composer (Fly Or Die), dies at 39
  • 2022 Jerry Allison, American rock drummer and songwriter (Buddy Holly & Crickets - "That'll Be The Day"; "Peggy Sue"), dies at 82 [1]