On This Day

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, composer, dies at 75
  • 1886 Per August Olander, composer, dies at 62
  • 1902 August Klughardt, German composer, dies at 54
  • 1933 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), dies at 69
  • 1939 Eugust Enna, composer, 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
  • 1989 Antonia Brico, Dutch-American conductor and pianist, dies at 87
  • 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 (b. 1934)
  • 1999 Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz and session bassist (Shelly Manne; Teddy Edwards; Les McCann), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 2003 Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (b. 1954)
  • 2006 Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
  • 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