Deaths in Music on August 7

  • 1609 Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60
  • 1712 Friederich Wilhelm Zachow, composer, 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, composer, dies at 39
  • 1913 David Popper, composer, dies at 70
  • 1914 Boleslaw Dembinski, composer, dies at 81
  • 1924 Camille Zeckwer, American composer, dies at 49
  • 1959 Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75
  • 1960 Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
  • 1967 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • 1967 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • 1969 Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
  • 1969 Russ Morgan, 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 Franz Alphons Wolpert, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1984 Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
  • 1991 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
  • 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
  • 2017 David Henry Maslanka, American composer, dies at 73