On This Day

Musicians Who Died on August 25

  • 1742 José António Carlos de Seixas, Portuguese composer, dies at 38
  • 1773 Franz Nikolaus Novotny, Austrian composer, dies at 29
  • 1774 Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • 1791 Pietro Domenico Paradisi, composer, dies
  • 1842 Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, Belgian French composer, dies at 80
  • 1942 Panayot Pipkov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 70
  • 1971 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), dies of lung failure at 81
  • 1972 Juan Carlos Paz, composer, dies at 71
  • 1972 Robert Denzler, composer, dies at 80
  • 1975 Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor, dies at 75
  • 1979 Stan Kenton, American musician, jazz pianist, arranger and bandleader (Artistry In Rhythm), dies at 67
  • 1989 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80
  • 1992 Alma Graciela Haro Esmerelda, singer, dies of diabetes at 65
  • 1995 R B Hudmon, R&B/Soul Singer, dies at 41
  • 1995 Doug Stegmeyer, American rock bassist (Billy Joel Band, 1976-87), dies of a self-inflicted gun wound at 43
  • 1996 Sylvia Fisher, Australian operatic soprano (Albert Herring Opera), dies at 86
  • 1999 Rob Fisher, British rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes), dies at 42
  • 2000 Jack Nitzsche, American composer, arranger, music producer, keyboardist (Rolling Stones; Neil Young), and songwriter ("Up Where We Belong"), dies at 63
  • 2001 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • 2001 Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • 2002 William Warfield, American concert bass-baritone singer and actor (Show Boat), dies at 82
  • 2008 Josef Tal, Israel composer (Israeli art music), dies at 97
  • 2008 Pehr Henrik Nordgren, Finnish composer (The Whole World Will Lament; Kwaidan-balladit), dies at 64
  • 2009 Robert Heppener, Dutch composer (Hymns & Conversations for 28 Harps; Memento), dies at 84
  • 2016 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer (Miles Davis, John Coltrane), dies at 91