Deaths in Music on August 24

  • 1712 Thomas Bullis, Jr. English composer, dies at 54
  • 1724 Andreas Kneller, German composer, dies at 75
  • 1840 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89
  • 1841 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer, dies at 36
  • 1957 Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71
  • 1958 Kenneth Leighton, composer, dies at 28
  • 1958 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • 1962 Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
  • 1964 Maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73
  • 1972 Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
  • 1973 Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79
  • 1976 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
  • 1978 Louis Prima, American singer, dies at 67
  • 1985 Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78
  • 1992 Larrie Londin, jazz drummer, dies at 48
  • 1995 Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
  • 1998 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Whitney Houston), dies at 58
  • 1999 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (b. 1929)
  • 2005 Kaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (b. 1984)
  • 2006 LĂ©opold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (b. 1916)
  • 2006 James Carl Tenney, American composer, dies at 72