On This Day

Musicians Who Died in August 2015

  • Aug 1 Anatoly Kremer, Russian composer and conductor (Eksperiment), dies at 82
  • Aug 2 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], British pop singer ("Anyone Who Had a Heart"), and TV personality (Blind Date), dies at 72
  • Aug 3 Adam Walacinski, Polish composer, dies at 86
  • Aug 4 Gerd Natschinski, German composer, dies at 86
  • Aug 12 Per Hjort Albertsen, Norwegian organist, composer, and educator, dies at 96
  • Aug 12 John Scott, English organist and choirmaster, dies at 59
  • Aug 14 [Donald William] Bob Johnston, American music producer (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash), dies at 83
  • Aug 15 Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham; Snow Patrol), dies at 71
  • Aug 17 Arsen Dedić, Croatian singer-songwriter and poet, dies at 77
  • Aug 18 Roger Smalley, British-Australian pianist, conductor, and composer (Gloria Tibi Trinitas), dies at 72
  • Aug 23 Asher Ben-Yohanan, Israeli composer, dies at 86
  • Aug 27 George Cleve, Austrian-American conductor (Winnipeg Symphony, 1968-70; San Jose Symphony, 1972-92; San Francisco Midsummer Mozart Festival, 1974-2015), dies of liver failure at 79