Musicians Who Died on August 4

  • 1708 Vincenzo De Grandis, Italian composer, and priest, dies at 77
  • 1712 Johann Jacob de Neufville, German composer, dies at 27
  • 1850 Frantisek Tucek, Czech composer, and music teacher, dies at 68
  • 1856 Johann Gottlieb Schneider, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1889 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, German composer, dies at 75
  • 1904 Arnold Krug, German composer, dies at 54
  • 1920 Vladimir Rebikov, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 54
  • 1930 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer and conductor, dies at 61
  • 1936 Henry Schoenfeld, American composer, dies at 78
  • 1938 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter and writer (Legenden Der Zeit), dies at 70
  • 1942 Alberto Franchetti, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1973 Eddie Condon, American jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68
  • 1985 Zbynek Vostrak, composer, dies at 65
  • 1987 Kenny Price, American country singer ("Walking on New Grass"; "Happy Tracks"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1991 Jeri Southern [Genevieve Hering], American jazz singer ("You Better Go Now"; "Joey"), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1993 Kenny Drew, American-Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), dies at 64
  • 2005 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist ("Grits Ain't Groceries"), dies at 70
  • 2005 Nick Perito, American pianist, accordion player, arranger and orchestra leader (Perry Como; Muzak; The Don Knotts Show), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 81
  • 2006 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit -"I Got A Line On You"), dies of cancer at 62
  • 2007 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter ("Summer Wine"; "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"), dies of renal cancer at 78
  • 2009 Joe Maneri, American jazz composer, saxophone and clarinet player (Boston Microtonal Society), dies at 82
  • 2015 Gerd Natschinski, German composer, dies at 86
  • 2022 Sam Gooden, American soul vocalist (The Impressions - "People Get Ready"; "It's All Right"), dies at 87