Deaths in Music in 1967

  • Jan 1 Moon Mullican, rocker, dies at 58
  • Jan 3 Mary Garden, opera star, dies at 92
  • Jan 7 Carl Schuricht, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 10 Vilem Petrzelka, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 14 Renato Lunelli, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 15 Albert Szirmai, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 18 Albert Conti, Austrian actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion), dies at 79
  • Jan 29 Wlodzimierz Pozniak, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 3 Joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide
  • Feb 18 Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 24 Franz Waxman, German composer (Day at the races), dies at 60
  • Mar 3 Georges Lonque, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 6 Nelson Eddy, US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
  • Mar 6 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (b. 1882)
  • Mar 10 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
  • Mar 11 Geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85
  • Mar 16 James Friskin, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Jimmy Blaine, singer (Stop the Music), dies at 42
  • Mar 24 Marc Lavry, Israeli composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 25 Renato Cellini, Italian conductor (b.c.1913)
  • Mar 31 Hieronim Feicht, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 4 Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies at 76
  • Apr 4 Al Lewis, American songwriter (b. 1901)
  • Apr 17 Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)
  • Apr 29 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, dies at 38
  • May 4 Bengt Axel von Torne, composer, dies at 75
  • May 8 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 55
  • May 9 Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer, dies at 35
  • May 12 Julius Kalas, composer, dies at 64
  • May 15 Jaromir Fiala, composer, dies at 74
  • May 17 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, dies at 65

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May 22 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • May 29 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer, dies at 69
  • May 31 Billy Strayhorn, American composer, pianist and arranger (b. 1915)
  • Jun 8 Elliot Griffis, American composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 9 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 22 Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov, composer, dies at 79

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Jul 17 John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist/composer (Blue Train), dies of cancer at 40

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • Jul 26 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 79
  • Jul 31 Mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 7 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • Aug 7 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • Aug 8 Jaromir Weinberger, Czech/US composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71
  • Aug 10 John Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 26 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 27 Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles), dies of drug overdose at 32
  • Sep 15 Hans Haug, Swiss classical composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 20 Henri Mulet, French composer, dies at 88
  • Oct 3 Woodrow "Woody" Guthrie, American singer and songwriter (This Land Is Your Land), dies of Huntington's Chorea at 55
  • Oct 3 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
  • Oct 3 Walter Muller von Kulm, Swiss composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 3 Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, US folk singer/guitarist, dies at 55
  • Oct 10 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 7 Juan Tomas Perez, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 11 Harry Seymour, composer/actor (Tenderfoot), dies of heart attack at 76
  • Nov 13 Pierre Moulaert, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 13 Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
  • Nov 22 Edvin Kallstenius, Swedish composer and librarian, dies at 86
  • Nov 27 Ettore Panizza, composer, dies at 92
  • Dec 8 John Mills, Sr., American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1889)
  • Dec 10 Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 10 Carl Cunningham, rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash
  • Dec 10 Jimmy King, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • Dec 10 Otis Redding, singer (Dock of Bay), dies in plane crash at 26
  • Dec 10 Phalin Jones, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash
  • Dec 10 Ron Caldwell, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • Dec 11 Richard Stohr, composer, dies at 93
  • Dec 11 Victor De Sabata, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 23 Richard Flury, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 29 Paul Whiteman, US orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77
  • Dec 30 Bert Berns, US songwriter/producer (Twist & Shout), dies at about 38