On This Day

Musicians Who Died in December 1991

  • Dec 8 [Wilbur] Buck Clayton, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Headman Tshabalala, South African singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), shot and killed at 44
  • Dec 12 Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral dir (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies
  • Dec 12 (Albert Ronald) "Ronnie" Ross, Scottish jazz and session baritone saxophonist, dies of cancer at 58
  • Dec 16 Fred Scott, American vocalist and actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), dies at 89
  • Dec 20 Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Dec 22 Ernst Krenek, Austrian-American composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91
  • Dec 27 Edward M Love, choreographer/dancer, dies of AIDS at 43
  • Dec 31 Felicja Blumental, Polish-Brazilian concert pianist ( Villa-Lobos' Piano Concerto No. 5; Penderecki's Partita for Harpsichord), dies at 83