Deaths in Music on August 26

  • 1661 Louis Couperin, composer, dies
  • 1683 Christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76
  • 1712 Sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80
  • 1813 Daniel Gottlob Turk, composer, dies at 63
  • 1832 Henryk Klein, composer, dies at 96
  • 1849 Jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer, dies at 66
  • 1860 Philipp Friedrich Silcher, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1873 Carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57
  • 1948 Oscar L Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50
  • 1958 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), dies at 85
  • 1960 Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81
  • 1967 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, dies at 67
  • 1971 Francesco Santoliquido, composer, dies at 88
  • 1976 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, More than singing), dies at 88
  • 1977 Heinz Rottger, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1978 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, American composer, pianist and lecturer (Tre Ritratti Characteristici), dies at 86
  • 1981 Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack
  • 1988 Carlos PaiĆ£o, Portuguese singer (b. 1957)
  • 1993 Rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61
  • 1995 Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer, dies at 57
  • 2000 [Douglas] Allen Woody, American bassist (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), dies at 44
  • 2004 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), dies of a brain aneurysm at 47
  • 2005 Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (b. 1960)