Deaths in Music in May 1967

  • 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

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  • May 29 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer, dies at 69
  • May 31 Billy Strayhorn, American composer, pianist and arranger (b. 1915)