Deaths in Music on August 5

  • 1678 Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican musician and composer (b. 1619)
  • 1778 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart", dies at 22
  • 1830 Karl Friedrich Horn, composer, dies at 68
  • 1856 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1863 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1891 Henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73
  • 1907 Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer, dies at 66
  • 1910 Wojciech Gawronski, Polish composer, dies at 42
  • 1916 George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31
  • 1916 Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer, dies at 46
  • 1955 Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42
  • 1958 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
  • 1963 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, dies at 64
  • 1968 Luther Perkins American guitarist
  • 1971 Josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74
  • 1987 Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer, dies at 79
  • 1992 Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
  • 1993 Randy Hobbs, American rock musician (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys), dies of heart failure at 45
  • 2008 Reg Lindsay, Australian country and western singer/songwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2008 Robert Hazard [Rimato], American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), dies after surgery at 59
  • 2013 George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67