Deaths in Music in August 1958

  • Aug 5 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
  • Aug 9 Felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 14 Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
  • Aug 15 William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65
  • Aug 17 Florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87
  • Aug 19 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63
  • Aug 21 Stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 21 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show) and composer (Rhenish), dies at 44
  • Aug 24 Kenneth Leighton, composer, dies at 28
  • Aug 24 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • Aug 26 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), dies at 85
  • Aug 28 Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer, dies at 67