On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1995 (Part 2)

  • Oct 12 Eleanor Aller, American cellist (Hollywood String Quartet), dies at 78
  • Oct 13 Golfredo Corradetti, Canadian conductor, dies at 79
  • Oct 19 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • Oct 20 Raymond Rasberry, American gospel pianist and singer, dies at 65
  • Oct 21 Maxene Andrews, American pop and sing jazz inger (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), dies of heart attack at 79
  • Oct 21 Shannon Hoon, American vocalist (Blind Melon), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • Oct 26 John Sangster, Australian jazz composer (The Hobbit Suite), dies at 66
  • Oct 30 Brian Easdale, British composer (The Red Shoes), dies at 86
  • Oct 30 Roland Leich, American composer, chiefly of art songs, vocal, and choral music, and educator (Carnegie Institute, 1946-76), dies at 72
  • Oct 31 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94
  • Oct 31 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano, dies at 82
  • Oct 31 Lloyd Lambert, American bassist (Guitar Slim), dies at 67
  • Oct 31 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher, dies at 84
  • Nov 3 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 3 Eddie Pola [Sidney Edward Pollacsek], American radio and TV producer, and lyricist ("The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"; "I Love The Way You Say Goodnight"), dies at 88
  • Nov 4 Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, dies of lymphatic cancer at 50
  • Nov 7 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • Nov 8 Country Dick Montana, American singer (The Beat Farmers), dies at 40
  • Nov 8 Country Dick Montana [Daniel McLain], American rock drummer and vocalist (The Beat Farmers - "Happy Boy"), dies on stage during a performance in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada at age 40
  • Nov 11 Kenneth S. Goldstein, American folklorist and record producer, dies at 68
  • Nov 13 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, American songwriter, dies at 81
  • Nov 14 Eddie Ballantine, American orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), dies at 88
  • Nov 15 Kristian Lundin, record producer, dies at 22
  • Nov 17 Alan Hull, British folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Lindisfarne - "Lady Eleanor"), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • Nov 17 Peter John Welding, record producer, dies at 60
  • Nov 18 Ted Sannella, square dance caller, dies of cancer
  • Nov 19 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), dies at 83
  • Nov 19 Martha Hill, American modern dancer and teacher (Juilliard), dies at 94
  • Nov 19 Shirley Bergeron, American Cajun singer and guitarist, dies at 62
  • Nov 21 Peter Grant, English rock band manager (Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Nov 21 Smilin' Jim Eames, singer/songwriter, dies at 71
  • Nov 22 Ambrose Sam, creole accordionist, dies at 76
  • Nov 22 Edna Deane, dancer, choreographer and drama teacher, dies at 90
  • Nov 23 Junior Walker [Autry Mixon, Jr], American tenor saxophonist ("Shotgun"; "(I'm a) Road Runner"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Nov 24 Woytec Lowski [Woiciech Wiesidlowski], Polish dancer and ballet master, dies at 56
  • Nov 26 David Briggs, American record producer (Neil Young; Nils Lofgren), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Nov 30 Randy Walker (AKA Stretch), American musician (b. 1972)
  • Dec 5 Reiner Bredemeyer, German composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 6 Claire Polin, American composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 10 Darren Robinson [Human Beatbox], American rapper and actor (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock), dies of a heart attack at 28
  • Dec 11 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), dies at 82
  • Dec 11 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), dies at 75
  • Dec 11 Robert Shelton [Shapiro], American born music and film critic, dies at 69
  • Dec 12 Mary Bruce, American tap dance teacher, dies at 95
  • Dec 13 Nancy LaMott, American singer, dies of cancer at 43
  • Dec 15 Jim [James Geoffrey Cutcliffe] Hepburn, English tap-dancer and socialist, dies at 88
  • Dec 15 Johnny Lytle, American jazz drummer and vibraphonist, known as "Fast Hands", dies of kidney failure at 63
  • Dec 16 Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher, dies at 85
  • Dec 18 Brian Brockless, English organist and composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 20 Adone Zecchi, Italian composer and conductor (Corale Euridice; Orchestra Bolognese de Camera), dies at 91

Dean Martin

Dec 25 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer ("That's Amore"; "Everybody Loves Somebody"; "Sway"), comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), dies of throat cancer at 78

  • Dec 25 Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian-American pianist, conductor, musicologist (Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns; Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians), and composer, dies at 101
  • Dec 25 Marijan Lipovsek, Slovenian pianist, composer, and teacher, dies at 85
  • Dec 27 Shura Cherkassky, American classical pianist, dies at 86
  • Dec 28 Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis [Charles Thompson], American blues musician (Cold Hands), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Dec 29 Schlomo Joffe, Polish-Israeli folk and classical musician and composer, dies at 86
  • Dec 30 Clarence Satchell, American funk saxophonist (Ohio Players - "Fire";"Love Rollercoaster"), dies of a brain aneurysm at 55
  • Dec 31 Eduardo Hernández Moncada, Mexican composer and pianist, dies at 96