Deaths in Music on August 29

  • 1738 Georg Reuter, Austrian composer and organist, dies at 81
  • 1821 Horace Coignet, composer, dies at 86
  • 1861 Franz Joseph Glaser, composer, dies at 63
  • 1933 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, composer, dies at 70
  • 1935 Charles Lee Williams, composer, dies at 82
  • 1940 Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77
  • 1946 Milan Harasta, composer, dies at 26
  • 1972 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), dies at 67
  • 1972 Rene Leibowitz, composer, dies at 59
  • 1975 Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74
  • 1976 Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man), dies of epileptic seizure at 50
  • 1976 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1899)
  • 1982 Lehman Engel, US composer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
  • 1985 Alexander Abramsky, composer, dies at 87
  • 1987 Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (b. 1952)
  • 2004 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)
  • 2005 Barry Cowsill, rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • 2011 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, dies at 96
  • 2017 Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, dies at 93