Deaths in Music on August 8

  • 1445 Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer
  • 1700 Matthias Henriksen Schacht, composer, dies at 40
  • 1759 Karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55
  • 1816 Blas de Laserna, composer, dies at 65
  • 1834 Silvestro Palma, composer, dies at 80
  • 1888 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer, dies at 79
  • 1918 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38
  • 1940 Johnny Dodds, American early jazz clarinetist, dies at 48
  • 1950 Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky, composer, dies at 69
  • 1950 Nikolai Myaskovsky, Russian composer (Kirov is With Us), dies at 69
  • 1954 Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67
  • 1961 Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (b. 1894)
  • 1963 Sandor Jemnitz, composer, dies at 72
  • 1967 Jaromir Weinberger, Czech/US composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71
  • 1975 Julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46
  • 1982 Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
  • 1982 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
  • 1996 Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
  • 1997 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
  • 2003 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 66
  • 2008 Joseph Gelineau, French Catholic Jesuit priest and composer, dies at 87
  • 2013 Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90

Person of interestGlen Campbell

2017 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), dies at 81

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 2017 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), dies at 89