Deaths in Music in July 1969

  • Jul 3 Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), drowns to death at 27
  • Jul 3 Hermann Grabner, composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 5 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85
  • Jul 7 Gladys Swarthout, US mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda), dies at 69
  • Jul 9 Pierre Capdevielle, composer, dies at 63
  • Jul 20 Roy Hamilton, American rocker, dies at 40 (b. 1929)
  • Jul 25 Douglas Stuart Moore, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 28 Ernst Tittel, composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 28 Frank H Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
  • Jul 28 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer, dies at 80