Deaths in Music on August 31

  • 1604 Giovanale Ancina, composer, dies at 58
  • 1616 Gemignano Capilupi, composer, dies at 43
  • 1631 Nicolaus Erich, composer, dies at 43
  • 1638 John Ward, composer, dies at 67
  • 1667 Johann von Rist, German composer and poet known for his hymns, dies at 60
  • 1730 Gottfried Finger, Czech composer (b. 1660?)
  • 1795 Francois-Andre Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 68
  • 1805 Joseph Abaco, Italian composer, dies at 95
  • 1832 Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, composer, dies at 53
  • 1862 Ignaz Assmayer, composer, dies at 72
  • 1910 Emils Darzins, composer, dies at 34
  • 1940 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58
  • 1946 Paul August von Klenau, Danish opera composer/conductor, dies at 63
  • 1949 Paul Hoffer, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1964 Carole Coleman, singer (Make Mine Music), dies at 42
  • 1969 Ottmar Gerster, composer, dies at 72
  • 1994 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88
  • 1994 Norman "Doc" Jones, bassist, dies at 68
  • 1996 Milton "Tippy" Larkin, band leader, dies at 85
  • 2002 Lionel Hampton, American Jazz vibraphone player and actor, dies at 94
  • 2004 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), dies at 61
  • 2008 Jerry Reed, American country music singer and actor (b. 1937)
  • 2014 Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 2016 Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, dies at 84