On This Day

Musicians Who Died in May 1984

  • May 1 Gordon Jenkins, American arranger and orchestra leader (Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra), dies of Lou Gehrig's disease at 73
  • May 4 Diana Dors [Fluck], British actress and singer (Berserk!, Steaming), dies of cancer at 52
  • May 4 Larry Stock, American singer-songwriter (Blueberry Hill), dies at 87
  • May 10 Jean-Louis Viale, French jazz drummer, dies at 51
  • May 25 Piet Ketting, Dutch pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 79