On This Day

Musicians Who Died in May 1969

  • May 3 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, dies at 42
  • May 19 Coleman Hawkins, American jazz musician who virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz, dies at 64
  • May 23 Jimmy McHugh, American composer (Can't Give You Anything But Love), dies at 74
  • May 30 Gaston Brenta, Belgian composer, dies at 66
  • May 30 John Cipollini, guitarist, dies of ephysema at 45