On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1929

  • Jan 29 La Goulue [Louise Weber], French can-can dancer (Moulin Rouge), known as the Queen of Montmartre, dies at 62
  • Feb 1 August Halm, German composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 5 Siegfried Ochs, German composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 24 André Charles Prosper Messager, French organist, composer and conductor (Les Deux Pigeons, Véronique), dies at 75
  • Feb 27 Manuel Manrique de Lara, Spanish composer (The Oresteia), dies at 65
  • Feb 28 John Ebenezer West, English composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 15 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, American jazz pianist and singer (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies of a gunshot wound in a dance-hall fight at 24
  • Mar 22 Anton Beer-Walbrun, German composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 15 Antonio Smareglia, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 22 Ödön Mihalovich, Hungarian composer, dies at 86
  • May 4 Henry Morton Dunham, American composer, dies at 75
  • May 16 Lilli Lehmann, soprano, dies
  • Jul 4 Otto Taubmann, German composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 22 Bror Beckman, Swedish composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 16 Frank Valentine der Stucken, American-Belgian composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 19 Serge Diaghilev, Russian ballet director (founder of the Ballets Russes), dies at 57
  • Sep 18 Hermann Gradener, German composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 11 Mieczyslaw Soltys, Polish composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 19 Arthur Henry Mann, English composer (Church of England Hymnal), dies at 79
  • Nov 23 Arvid Kleven, Norwegian flautist and composer, dies at 29
  • Nov 26 Michele Esposito, Italian composer who worked in Ireland, dies at 74
  • Dec 13 Knut Algot Håkanson, Swedish composer, dies at 42
  • Dec 19 Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 36