Deaths in Music in 1968

  • Jan 9 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera), dies at 90
  • Jan 10 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 10 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (La Momie), dies at 90
  • Feb 5 Luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 7 Stuart Foster, singer (Galen Drake Show), dies at 49
  • Feb 13 Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87
  • Feb 15 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], American blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, dies as the result of a fight at 37
  • Feb 16 Healey Willan, Anglo-Canadian composer, dies at 87
  • Feb 27 Ludvik Podest, composer, dies at 46
  • Feb 27 Frankie Lymon, American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer (The Teenagers), dies at 25 of a heroin overdose
  • Mar 4 Alexandre Cellier, composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 6 Isa Krejci, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 16 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 18 Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer, dies at 85
  • Apr 15 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 20 Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81
  • Apr 21 Norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69
  • May 3 Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneyev, composer, dies at 86
  • May 23 Merle Kendrick, orchestra leader (Window on the World), dies at 72
  • May 24 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75
  • May 26 William E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30)
  • May 27 Little Willie John, rocker, dies at 30
  • Jun 2 AndrĂ© Mathieu, Quebec pianist and composer (b. 1929)
  • Jun 10 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 12 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 14 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Aniara), dies at 51
  • Jun 15 Wes Montgomery, American jazz guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Jun 21 Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91
  • Jul 7 Leo Sowerby, composer (Pulitzer Prize), dies at 73
  • Jul 20 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies
  • Jul 26 Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies
  • Jul 30 Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69
  • Aug 5 Luther Perkins American guitarist
  • Aug 15 Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84
  • Aug 16 Luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 18 Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52
  • Sep 1 Granville English, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 5 Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 6 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 69
  • Sep 19 Red Foley, American country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 58
  • Sep 20 Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 24 Harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 15 Franz Reizenstein, composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 25 Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), dies at 83
  • Oct 29 Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 31 Malcolm Hale, American musician (Spanky and Our Gang), dies of monoxide poisoning at 27
  • Nov 2 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 6 Guillaume Landre, composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 6 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • Nov 9 Jan Johansson, composer, dies at 37
  • Nov 11 Jeanne Demessieux, composer, dies at 47
  • Nov 25 Marcel Labey, composer, dies at 93
  • Nov 27 Gino Roncaglia, composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 27 Hans Redlich, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 1 Dario Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921)
  • Dec 13 Siegfried Reda, composer, dies at 52
  • Dec 20 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafta, dies at 84
  • Dec 31 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer, dies at 16
  • Dec 31 Sabin V Dragoi, composer, dies at 74