On This Day

Musicians Who Died in June 2015

  • Jun 1 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, dies at 92
  • Jun 2 Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 6 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), dies at 88
  • Jun 9 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, dies at 86

Person of interestOrnette Coleman

Jun 11 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Free Jazz), dies at 85

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • Jun 11 Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), dies at 91
  • Jun 11 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), dies at 81
  • Jun 12 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), dies at 90
  • Jun 12 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), dies at 93
  • Jun 13 MC Supreme [Dewayne Lawrence Coleman], rapper (Black in America), dies in a car accident at 47
  • Jun 15 Mighty Sam McClain, American soul and blues singer-songwriter, dies at 72
  • Jun 21 Gunther Schuller, American hornist and jazz composer (1994 Pulitzer Prize), dies at 89
  • Jun 22 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic; Apollo 13; Avatar), dies in a plane crash at 61
  • Jun 22 Joseph de Pasquale, American violist (Boston Symphony, 1949-64: Philadelphia Orchestra, 1964-96), and educator (Curtis Institutu, 1965-2015), dies at 95
  • Jun 23 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, dies at 83
  • Jun 27 Chris Squire, English rock bassist (Yes), dies of cancer at 67