Musicians Who Died on August 7

  • 1609 Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60
  • 1712 Friederich Wilhelm Zachow, German musician composer (Georg Frideric Handel's master), dies at 48
  • 1786 Friedrich Schwindl, Dutch composer, dies at 49
  • 1798 Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65
  • 1846 Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76
  • 1893 Alfredo Catalani, Italian operatic composer, dies at 39
  • 1913 David Popper, composer, dies at 70
  • 1914 Boleslaw Dembinski, Polish composer, dies at 81
  • 1924 Camille Zeckwer, American composer, dies at 49
  • 1944 Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Paraguayan classical guitarist and composer (La Catedral), dies at 59
  • 1959 Armas Launis, Finnish composer, dies at 75
  • 1960 Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
  • 1967 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • 1967 Max [Marcus] Tak, Dutch violinist and radio commentator, dies at 75
  • 1969 Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
  • 1969 Russ Morgan, American orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 65
  • 1972 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress, and nightclub singer (Touch of Evil, Bob Cummings Show), dies of cancer at 43
  • 1978 (Albert) Eddie Calvert, British trumpeter ("Oh, Mein Papa"; "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1978 Franz Alphons Wolpert, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1984 Esther Phillips, American singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
  • 1991 Billy James, New Zealand comedian and singer (Billy T. James Show), dies of heart failure at 42
  • 1992 Titti Sotto, Cuban composer (La Esquina Habanera), dies
  • 1993 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • 2009 Mike Seeger, American folk musician (b. 1933)
  • 2011 Marshall Grant, American bassist (Johnny Cash's Tennessee Two), dies at 83
  • 2013 Kelly Garrett, American actress and singer (The Night That Made America Famous), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2017 David Maslanka, American composer (Angel Of Mercy; Sea Dreams), and educator, dies of colon cancer at 73
  • 2017 Janet Seidel, Australian jazz pianist, vocalist, arranger, and educator, dies of ovarian cancer at 62
  • 2020 Constance Weldon, American symphonic tuba player (Boston Pops; Concertgebouw) and educator, dies at 88
  • 2020 Mark Wirtz, French pop music record producer, and composer ("Excerpt From A Teenage Opera"), dies from Pick's disease at 76
  • 2021 Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, American funk saxophonist (Kool & The Gang - "Who's Gonna Take The Weight"), dies at 70 [1]