On This Day

Musicians Who Died in May 1994

  • May 3 Milford Dolliole, American pioneer jazz drummer, dies at 90
  • May 6 Haskell Sadler, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 59
  • May 11 Danny Overbea, American singer & guitarist (40 Cups of Coffee), dies at 68
  • May 11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), dies at 63
  • May 15 Frederik baron van Pallandt, Danish singer (Nina & F), murdered at 61
  • May 15 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer, songwriter and programmer, dies at 71
  • May 17 Donald Keith Falkner, singer, dies at 94
  • May 23 Joe Pass [Joseph Passalaqua], American virtuoso jazz guitarist (The Trio) and composer, dies from liver cancer at 65
  • May 24 Sandor Lakatos, Hungarian violist/orchestra leader, dies at 69
  • May 25 Eric Gale, American jazz guitarist (Negril, Stuff), dies of lung cancer at 55
  • May 26 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist (Last Exit) dies of a heart attack at 53
  • May 27 Red Rodney [Robert Chudnick], American jazz trumpeter (Charlie Parker Quintet), dies from lung cancer at 66
  • May 29 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, American jazz drummer, dies at 61
  • May 31 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
  • May 31 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, dies at 85