On This Day

Musicians Who Died in May 1976

  • May 9 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer, dies at 74
  • May 9 Valentino Bucchi, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • May 11 Camille Schmit, Belgian composer, dies at 68
  • May 12 Rudolf Kempe, German conductor (Tonhalle Orch 1965-72), dies at 65
  • May 14 Keith Relf, British musician and vocalist (the Yardbirds-For Your Love, Renaissance), electrocuted while playing an improperly earthed electric guitar at 33
  • May 21 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, Finnish composer, dies at 77
  • May 21 Harold Blair, Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist, dies at 51