Musicians Who Died on August 29

  • 1572 Claude Goudimel, French composer, music theorist, music editor and publisher, dies between 52 and 58 [birthdate disputed]
  • 1738 Georg Reutter, Austrian composer and organist, dies at 81
  • 1821 Horace Coignet, French singer and composer, dies at 86
  • 1861 Franz Joseph Glæser, Czech-Danish composer, dies at 63
  • 1933 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, Russian composer, and music theorist, dies at 70
  • 1935 Charles Lee Williams, English composer (Gloucester Cathedral), dies at 82
  • 1940 Arthur De Greef, Belgian composer, dies at 77
  • 1946 Milan Harašta, Czech composer, dies at 26
  • 1972 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), dies at 67
  • 1972 Rene Leibowitz, Polish French 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, dies at 77
  • 1982 Lehman Engel, American conductor and composer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
  • 1985 Alexander Abramsky, Soviet composer, dies at 87
  • 1991 Dixie Dunbar [Charlotte King], American singer and actress, dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1994 Michael Peters, American choreographer and dancer (Dreamgirls; Michael Jackson), dies of complications from AIDS at 46
  • 1996 Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer, dies at 64
  • 1998 Charlie Feathers, American country music and rockabilly singer-songwriter, and musician ("Can't Hardly Stand It"), dies at from stroke complications at 66
  • 2001 (Graeme) "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks - "Ego Is Not A Dirty Word";"Jukebox in Siberia"), TV host (Shirl's Neighbourhood), and carpenter (Our House), dies as pilot in a helicopter crash at 49
  • 2002 Paul Tripp, American TV host (Mr I Magination), songwriter (Tubby the Tuba), and children's book writer (Rabbi Santa Claus), dies at 91
  • 2004 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (The Hague Philharmonic, 1980-1991; St. Louis Symphony, 1996-2002), dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease) at 62
  • 2005 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills - "We Can Fly"), drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • 2009 Chris Connor [Mary Jean Loutsenhizer], American jazz singer ("I Wonder What Became of Me"), dies of cancer at 81
  • 2010 Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, dies at 69
  • 2011 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, dies at 96
  • 2017 Dmitri Kogan, Russian concert violinist (Five Great Violins), dies of cancer at 38
  • 2017 Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, dies at 93
  • 2017 Larry Elgart, American big band jazz alto saxophonist, and bandleader ("Bandstand Boogie"; "Hooked On Swing"), dies at 95
  • 2018 Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company), dies at 88 [1]
  • 2021 Lee "Scratch" Perry, [Rainford Hugh Perry] Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter and producer (The Upsetters), dies at 85
  • 2021 Ron Bushy, American rock drummer (Iron Butterfly - “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”), dies of esophageal cancer at 79