Deaths in Music in 1964

  • Jan 1 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 7 Colin C McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), dies at 62
  • Jan 7 Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
  • Jan 15 Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
  • Jan 20 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, dies at 47
  • Jan 22 Marc Blitzstein, US composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
  • Jan 23 Louis Horst, American dance choreographer and composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 27 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, dies at 65
  • Feb 9 Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 55
  • Mar 1 Sergius Kagen, composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 20 Jean Rogister, Belgian virtuoso violist and composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 29 Ted Collins, pianist (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 63
  • Mar 30 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76
  • Apr 1 Bozidar Kunc, composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 18 Albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49
  • May 6 Harold Morris, composer, dies at 74
  • May 10 Carol Haney, dancer (Pantomime Quiz), dies at 35
  • May 10 Ignace Lilien, composer, dies at 66
  • May 25 Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer, dies at 92
  • May 28 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76
  • Jun 1 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 10 Louis Gruenberg, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 18 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer, dies at 58
  • Jun 27 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 29 Milenko Zivkovic, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 29 Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)
  • Jul 1 Pierre Monteux, French/US conductor (Concert Bldg Orch), dies at 89
  • Jul 31 Jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39
  • Aug 2 Jose Maria Castro, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 14 Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30
  • Aug 24 Maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 27 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 31 Carole Coleman, singer (Make Mine Music), dies at 42
  • Sep 1 George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 3 Joseph Marx, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 9 Charles O'Neill, Canadian composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 14 Mary Howe, American composer and pianist (Sand), dies at 82
  • Sep 26 Ida Moore, actress (Mr Music, Johnny Belinda), dies at 82
  • Sep 28 George Dyson, composer, dies at 81
  • Oct 1 Ernst Toch, composer (Melodie Lehre), dies at 76
  • Oct 10 Frantisek Picha, composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 10 Russ Case, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show), dies at 52
  • Oct 10 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (b. 1888)
  • Oct 15 Cole Porter, composer (Still of the Night), dies at 73
  • Nov 3 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (b. 1905)
  • Nov 5 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 11 Edward Steuermann, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 16 Albert Hay Malotte, composer, dies at 69
  • Nov 20 John Tasker Howard, composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 30 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 64
  • Dec 11 Sam Cooke, US soul musician ('A Change is Gonna Come') shot to death at 33
  • Dec 22 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, Spanish composer and folklorist, dies at 66
  • Dec 23 Arrigo Pedrollo, composer, dies at 86
  • Dec 29 Miroslav Krejci, composer, dies at 73