Musicians Who Died on December 19

  • 1614 Melchior Bischoff, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1749 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer, dies at 76
  • 1800 Georg Peter Weimar, German cantor and composer, dies at 66
  • 1810 Johann Heinrich Egli, Swiss violinist and composer, dies at 68
  • 1815 Michel Woldemar, French violinist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1815 Robert Hudson, British tenor, organist, and composer, dies at 83
  • 1823 Nicolas-Joseph Hüllmandel, Alsatian composer, dies at 67
  • 1867 Jean-Georges Kastner, French composer, dies at 57
  • 1925 José Ignacio Quintón, Puerto-Rican composer (El coquí; Requiem por Angel Mislán), dies at 44
  • 1929 Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 36
  • 1939 Eric Fogg, English composer, dies under a train at 36
  • 1982 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1982 Lawrance Collingwood, English composer, dies at 95
  • 1984 Michel Magne, French experimental music and film score composer (Gigot; Barbarella), and recording studio owner (Château d'Hérouville). takes his own life at 54
  • 1990 Massimo Amfiteatrof [Maksim Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian classical musician, known as 'the Cellists' Caruso', dies at 83
  • 1993 Michael Clarke, American rock drummer (The Byrds, 1964-67 - "Turn! Turn! Turn!"; Flying Burrito Brothers, 1969-71; Firefall, 1974-80), dies of liver failure at 47
  • 1994 Noel Pointer, American jazz violinist and record producer, dies of a stoke at 39
  • 1997 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band) dies at 73
  • 2000 (Roebuck) "Pops" Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), dies at 85
  • 2000 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (Cab Calloway) and session musician, dies at 90
  • 2000 Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs), dies at 42
  • 2001 Marcel Mule, French classical saxophonist, composer, and teacher, dies at 100
  • 2004 Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano, dies at 82
  • 2008 Kenny Cox, American jazz pianist dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 2010 Trudy Pitts, American jazz Hammond B-3 organist, pianist, and vocalist, dies of pancreatic cancer at 78
  • 2015 Kurt Masur, German conductor (Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, 1970-96; New York Philharmonic, 1991-2002; London Philharmonic, 2000-07), dies from complications of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • 2017 Leo "Bud" Welch, American gospel and Delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("You Can't Hurry God"; "Cadillac Baby"), dies at 85
  • 2020 Pelle Alsing, Swedish drummer (Roxette - "Listen to Your Heart"), dies at 60
  • 2021 Carlos Marín, Spanish pop-opera baritone (Il Divo), dies of Covid-19 at 53

Sally Ann Howes

2021 Sally Ann Howes, British-American stage and screen actress and singer (Brigadoon; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - "Truly Scrumptious"), dies at 91