On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 2013

Patti Page

Jan 1 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer ("With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming"; "Tennessee Waltz") dies at 85

  • Jan 2 Rod Hicks, American bassist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), dies at 71
  • Jan 3 M S Gopalakrishnan, Indian Carnatic violinist, dies at 81
  • Jan 4 Sammy Johns, American country artist, dies at 66
  • Jan 5 Sybil Michelow, South-African contralto and composer, dies at 87
  • Jan 15 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera; Hobson's Choice), dies at 90
  • Jan 15 Yuli Turovsky, Russian-Canadian cellist (Borodin Trio, 1976-91), conductor (I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra, 1983-2011), and teacher, dies at 73 [1]
  • Jan 15 Mario Kuri-Aldana, Mexican composer, and teacher, dies at 81
  • Jan 17 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, dies at 86
  • Jan 20 Bob Engemann, American singer, (The Lettermen), dies at 77
  • Jan 21 Michael Adamis, Greek electro-acoustic music composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 25 Zekkariyas [Cecil Womack], American soul songwriter, singer, and record producer (Womack & Womack - "Teardrops"), dies at 64
  • Jan 26 Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), dies at 83
  • Jan 28 Bobby Sharp, American piano player, songwriter (“Unchain My Heart”), and drug rehab counselor, dies at 88
  • Jan 30 Patty Andrews, American pop and swing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), dies at 94
  • Jan 30 Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 1 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian musicologist, educator, and composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 4 Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • Feb 4 Reg Presley [Reginald Ball], English rock vocalist (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), and songwriter, dies from lung cancer at 71
  • Feb 4 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • Feb 5 Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 5 Paul Tanner, American trombonist (Glenn Miller Orchestra), developer and player of the Electro-Theremin (The Beach Boys - "Good Vibrations"; "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times"), and educator (UCLA), dies of pneumonia at 95
  • Feb 5 Dietrich Manicke, German composer, dies at 89
  • Feb 8 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropoulos Prize, 1964, Oregon Symphony, 1980-2003), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Feb 11 Rick Huxley, British rock guitarist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), dies from emphysema at 72

Tony Sheridan

Feb 16 Tony Sheridan, British singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with the pre-fame Beatles ("My Bonnie"), dies at 72

  • Feb 17 Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • Feb 18 Kevin Ayers, British progressive rocker (Soft Machine; Joy of a Toy), dies at 68
  • Feb 18 Damon Harris, African-American soul singer (The Temptations-My Girl) dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • Feb 19 Manfred Niehaus, German composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony, 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003), and pianist, dies aged 89
  • Feb 25 "Dangerous" Dan Toler, American rock guitarist (Dickey Betts; Allman Brothers), dies of ALS at 64
  • Feb 27 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), dies at 78
  • Feb 27 Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations), dies at 70
  • Mar 1 Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), dies at 81
  • Mar 3 Bobby Rogers, American pop and soul tenor vocalist (The Miracles - "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"), and songwriter ("Going To A Go-Go"; "The Way You Do the Things You Do"), dies from complications from diabetes at 73
  • Mar 4 Fran Warren [Wolff], American big band and pop singer ("A Sunday Kind of Love"; "I Said My Pajamas (and Put On My Pray'rs)"), dies on her 87th birthday
  • Mar 6 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
  • Mar 6 Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • Mar 7 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), dies of heart failure at 65
  • Mar 7 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • Mar 7 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies of pneumonia at 82
  • Mar 12 Clive Burr, English drummer, dies from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56
  • Mar 14 Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Mar 15 Terry Lightfoot, British clarinetist and bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen), dies at 77
  • Mar 16 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer (The Spinners), dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • Mar 22 Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer (The Spy Who Loved Me, Skyfall), dies of cancer at 68
  • Mar 22 Gerardo Gandini, Argentinian pianist and composer (Laberynthus Johannes), dies at 76
  • Mar 23 Barbara Donald, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("The Past and Tomorrows"), dies at 70
  • Mar 28 Hugh McCracken, American session guitarist (Aretha Franklin; Paul McCartney; Steely Dan; Billy Joel; John Lennon), dies of luekemia at 70
  • Mar 30 Phil Ramone [Rabinowitz], American 14-time Grammy Award-winning music producer (Burt Bacharach; Paul Simon; Billy Joel; Tony Bennett), and studio owner (co-founded A&R Recording), dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • Apr 3 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), dies at 95
  • Apr 7 Andy Johns, British sound engineer and record producer (Humble Pie; Free; Joe Satriani), dies at 62
  • Apr 8 Annette Funicello, American actress (Mickey Mouse Club; Beach Blanket Bingo), and singer ("Tall Paul"). dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • Apr 8 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song; The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • Apr 10 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76

Maria Tallchief

Apr 11 Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina (The Nutcracker), dies at 88

  • Apr 13 Chi Cheng, American Bassist (Deftones), dies at 42
  • Apr 13 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), dies at 92 [1]
  • Apr 13 Stephen Dodgson, British composer, dies at 89
  • Apr 14 Sir Colin Davis, British conductor (Covent Garden, 1970-85; Bavarian Radio Symphony, 1983-93; London Symphony, 1995-2006), dies at 85
  • Apr 14 George Jackson, American rhythm & blues, rock, and southern soul songwriter (One Bad Apple; Old Time Rock and Roll), and singer, dies of cancer at 68
  • Apr 15 Jean-François Paillard, French conductor, dies at 85
  • Apr 16 George Beverly Shea, Canadian-American Grammy Award-winning gospel singer (Billy Graham Crusades, 1947-2013), dies at 104
  • Apr 17 Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, dies at c. 100
  • Apr 17 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), dies at 91
  • Apr 18 Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American musician (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), dies of liver failure at 60
  • Apr 18 Storm Thorgerson, British graphic designer & music video director (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, The Cranberries), dies of cancer at 69
  • Apr 21 Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer- songwriter (Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"), dies of breast cancer at 53
  • Apr 21 Jean-Michel Damase, French pianist and composer, dies at 85
  • Apr 22 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist who opened the Woodstock Festival ("Freedom"; "Here Comes The Sun"), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Apr 22 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist & composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 26 George Jones, American country singer-songwriter ("Golden Rings"; "Oh Lonesome Me"), dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81
  • Apr 28 János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, dies at 88
  • Apr 28 Lonnie Turner, American rock and blues bassist (Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like An Eagle"), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Apr 29 John La Montaine, American composer, dies at 93
  • May 2 Jeff Hanneman, American haevy metal guitarist (Slayer), dies from liver failure at 49
  • May 11 Oliver "Ollie" Mitchell, American musician & bandleader (The Wrecking Crew), dies of cancer at 86
  • May 17 Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter ("Undercover Angel"; over 100 songs for the Muppet Babies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • May 17 Harold Shapero, American composer (9 Minute Opera), dies at 93
  • May 20 Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors - "Light My Fire", "Hello, I Love You"), dies of cancer at 74
  • May 20 Robert DiDomenica, American flautist, composer and educator, dies at 86
  • May 20 Anders Eliasson, Swedish contemporary classical composer, dies at 66
  • May 21 Trevor Bolder, British rock bassist (The Spiders From Mars; Uriah Heep, 1976-2013), and record producer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 62
  • May 21 Frank Comstock, American arranger (Les Brown), and theme composer (Rocky and His Friends), dies at 90
  • May 22 Henri Dutilleux, French composer (Tout un monde lointain, L'arbre des songes), dies at 97
  • May 25 Marshall Lytle, American rock bassist (Bill Haley, 1951-55), dies from lung cancer at 79
  • May 29 Marvin Junior, American singer (The Dells - Oh What a Nite), dies at 77
  • May 29 Mulgrew Miller, American jazz pianist (Duke Ellington; Betty Carter; Artie Shaw; Art Blakely), composer, and educator (William Patterson University), dies of a stroke at 57
  • May 30 Elliot del Borgo, American music educator (SUNY/Crane School of Music, 1966-95) and composer (1980 Winter Olympics), dies at 74
  • May 31 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer (La Divina Infiel, The Shadow of the Bat), dies at 85
  • Jun 2 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, dies at 82
  • Jun 4 Joey Covington [Michno], American drummer (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Starship), dies in a single vehicle car crash at 67
  • Jun 11 Johnny Smith, American cool jazz guitarist ("Moonlight In Vermont"; "Walk, Don't Run"), dies from injuries sustained in a fall at 90
  • Jun 19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • Jun 19 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), dies at 48
  • Jun 19 Bojidar Dimov, Bulgarian pianist and composer (Die Hochzeit von Susa), dies at 61
  • Jun 23 Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83
  • Jun 24 Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jun 27 Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpeter, and avant garde and film score composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 2 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, dies at 80

Cory Monteith

Jul 13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

  • Jul 13 Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, dies of cancer at 61 [1]
  • Jul 17 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
  • Jul 24 Nikos Mamangakis, Greek classical and electronic music composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer (Paper Airplane), commits suicide at 56
  • Jul 25 Michael Shipley, Australian audio engineer, and record producer of rock and country music, dies of an apparent suicide at 56
  • Jul 26 J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist and songwriter ("After Midnight": "Call Me The Breeze"; "Cocaine"), dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 28 Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • Aug 5 George Duke, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • Aug 7 Kelly Garrett, American actress and singer (The Night That Made America Famous), dies of cancer at 69
  • Aug 8 Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90
  • Aug 10 Eydie Gormé [Edithe Gormezano], American Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pop singer ("Blame It On The Bossa Nova"), American singer, dies at 84
  • Aug 11 Lamberto Puggelli, Italian stage and opera director (Spoleto Festival), dies at 75
  • Aug 13 (Thomas Paul) "Tompall" Glaser, American country singer ("Put Another Log on the Fire"), dies at 79
  • Aug 13 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), dies of cancer at 44
  • Aug 14 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • Aug 19 Cedar Walton, American hard bop jazz pianist (Jazztet; Art Blakey), and composer ("Mosaic"), dies at 79
  • Aug 20 Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist, and radio host (Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz), dies at 95
  • Aug 20 Richard Angas, British operatic bass singer (English National Opera, 1980-2000), dies at 71
  • Aug 21 Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, dies at 95
  • Aug 22 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, dies at 62
  • Aug 23 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer ("Dear Mrs. Applebee"), dies at 67
  • Aug 26 Ruth S. White, American electronic music composer (Flowers Of Evil), dies at 87
  • Aug 28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 30 Lotfollah "Lotfi" Mansouri, Persian opera director (Canadian Opera Company, 1976-88; introduced opera surtitles, 1983; San Francisco Opera, 1988-2001), dies at 84
  • Sep 7 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Fred Katz, American classical and jazz cellist (Chico Hamilton Quintet), and composer (Roger Corman films), dies at 84
  • Sep 16 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter ("Is This What You Want"), dies at 69
  • Sep 17 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88
  • Sep 18 Lisa Otto, German soprano (Berlin State Opera, 1951-85), dies at 93
  • Sep 18 Lindsay Cooper, British bassoonist, oboe player, and composer (Henry Cow; News From Babel; Feminist Improvising Group), dies from complications of multiple sclerosis at 62
  • Sep 21 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93
  • Oct 2 Bob Rozario, American pianist (Louis Prima), and orchestra leader (Bobby Darin; Tony Orlando; Donny & Marie), dies of cancer at 80
  • Oct 6 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • Oct 7 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • Oct 8 Philip Chevron, Irish musician (Pogues - "Peace & Love"), dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • Oct 8 Larry Verne, American singer (Mr. Custer), dies at 77
  • Oct 10 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (Vixen - "Edge of a Broken Heart"), dies of cancer at 59
  • Oct 13 Tommy Whittle, British jazz tenor saxophonist (Ted Heath; BBC Show Band), and bandleader, dies of pneumonia on his 87th birthday
  • Oct 15 Gloria Lynne [Wilson], American jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Oct 19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 19 Ronald Shannon Jackson, American avant-garde jazz and funk drummer, and composer (Cecil Taylor; Last Exit; Decoding Society), dies of leukemia at 73
  • Oct 24 Héctor Quintanar, Mexican composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 27 Lou Reed, American rock singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"; solo -"Take A Walk On The Wild Side"), dies from liver disease at 71
  • Oct 29 Rudolf Kehrer, Soviet classical pianist of German heritage, dies at 90
  • Oct 30 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • Oct 30 Pete Haycock, British blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and composer (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Nov 5 Lee Crystal [Sackett], American drummer (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - "I Love Rock'n'Roll"), dies at 57
  • Nov 11 Billy Adamson, Scottish drummer (The Searchers, 1969-98), dies at 69
  • Nov 12 John Tavener, British composer (The Protecting Veil), dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • Nov 12 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Carlena Williams, American session and touring vocalist (Ike & Tina Turner Revue; Humble Pie; Pink Floyd; The Carpenters; Donna Summer), dies at 71
  • Nov 21 Bernard Parmegiani, French composer (L'Oeil écoute - The Eye Listens), dies at 86
  • Nov 25 Oralia Domínguez, Mexican mezzo-soprano, dies at 88
  • Nov 25 Toshiaki Tsushima, Japanese film score composer, dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Nov 25 (Foreststorn) "Chico" Hamilton, American jazz drummer (Lester Young; Gerry Mulligan; Count Basie), and bandleader (Chico Hamilton Quintet), dies at 92
  • Nov 30 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), dies at 76
  • Dec 1 Richard Coughlan, English drummer, dies from pneumonia at 66
  • Dec 1 Martin Sharp, Australian cartoonist, album cover artist songwriter (Cream), and filmmaker, dies of emphysema at 71
  • Dec 6 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • Dec 8 Sándor Szokolay, Hungarian composer and pedagogue, dies at 82
  • Dec 10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 12 Zbigniew Karkowski, Polish composer and experimental musician (Sensorband), dies of pancreatic cancer at 55
  • Dec 16 Ray Price, American singer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 87
  • Dec 17 Leland Smith, American composer, bassoonist and computer coder who led music publishing into the digital age (SCORE), dies at 88
  • Dec 21 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, dies at 91
  • Dec 23 Yusef Lateef, American jazz saxophonist and flautist, dies at 93
  • Dec 23 Ricky Lawson, American musician, dies at 59
  • Dec 29 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical (Missa Pro Pace), and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Pianist), dies from cancer at 81
  • Dec 29 Leonard "Red" Balaban, American jazz tuba and sousaphone player, dies at 84