Musicians Who Died on August 3

  • 1716 Sebastián Durón, Spanish composer, dies at 56
  • 1784 Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian Conventual Franciscan friar and composer, dies at 78
  • 1800 Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, German composer, dies at 63
  • 1825 Ambrogio Minoja, Italian classical composer, dies at 72
  • 1830 Charles Frederick Horn, English musician and composer, dies at 68
  • 1835 Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer, dies at 67
  • 1877 Karl Georg Lickl, Austrian pianist, physharmonica (type of harmonium) player, and composer, dies at 75
  • 1886 Per August Olander, Swedish violinist, and composer (Blenda), dies at 62
  • 1902 August Klughardt, German composer, dies at 54
  • 1939 August Enna, Danish opera composer (The Witch; Kleopatra), dies at 80
  • 1943 Edward "Corky" Cornelius, American jazz trumpeter (Benny Goodman; Gene Krupa), dies of kidney failure at 28
  • 1972 Giannis "Yannis" Papaioannou, Greek musician and composer, dies at 64
  • 1979 Renato Fasano, Italian composer, dies at 76
  • 1981 Seymour Österwall, Swedish jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader and composer, dies at 73
  • 1986 Joe Thomas, American jazz tenor saxophonist, vocalist (Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra), bandleader, and undertaker, dies at 77
  • 1989 Antonia Brico, Dutch-American conductor and pianist, dies at 87
  • 1991 Jackie Verdell, American gospel singer (The Davis Sisters, 1955-66), pop singer-songwriter ("Why Not Give Me A Chance") and session vocalist (Wilson Picket; Van Morrison), dies at 53
  • 1995 Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, American jazz drummer, dies at 79
  • 1995 Jose B M Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader, dies at 88
  • 1998 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer and musicologist, dies after a series strokes at 63
  • 1999 Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz and session bassist (Shelly Manne; Teddy Edwards; Les McCann), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 2001 Lars Johan Werle, Swedish avant-garde composer (Pentagram; Resan - The Journey), singer, and jazz musician, dies at 75
  • 2003 (John) Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (Get Used To It), dies of liver disease at 48
  • 2006 Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (Love; National Recording Company), dies of leukemia at 61
  • 2006 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Austro-British soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), dies at 90
  • 2008 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), dies at 74
  • 2015 Adam Walacinski, Polish composer, dies at 86
  • 2019 Henri Belolo, French disco music producer and songwriter (The Village People; The Ritchie Family), dies at 82