Deaths in Music in May 1953

  • May 4 Thomas Tertius Noble, composer, dies at 85

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May 16 Django Reinhardt, Belgium born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer considered the most significant European Jazz musician, dies at 43

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
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  • May 17 Eric De Lamarter, composer, dies at 73
  • May 22 Vaclav Klicka, composer, dies at 70
  • May 30 Dooley Wilson [Arthur Wilson], American musician and actor (Beulah, Casablanca), dies of natural causes at 67