Deaths in Music in May 1963

  • May 2 Tomas Vackar, composer, dies at 17
  • May 5 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, dies at 84
  • May 12 Stanislaw Wiechowicz, composer, dies at 69
  • May 24 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
  • May 28 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer, dies at 60