Deaths in Music on December 19

  • 1614 Melchior Bischoff, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1749 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76
  • 1800 Georg Peter Weimar, composer, dies at 66
  • 1810 Johann Heinrich Egli, composer, dies at 68
  • 1815 Michel Woldemar, composer, dies at 65
  • 1815 Robert Hudson, composer, dies at 83
  • 1823 Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer, dies at 67
  • 1867 Jean-Georges Kastner, French composer, dies at 57
  • 1925 Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer, 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/composer, dies at 71
  • 1982 Lawrance Collingwood, English composer, dies at 95
  • 1984 Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54
  • 1991 Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
  • 1993 Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49
  • 1994 Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39
  • 1997 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band) dies at 73
  • 2000 Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
  • 2000 Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
  • 2000 Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
  • 2000 Roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel singer (Staple Singers), dies at 85
  • 2001 Marcel Mule, French saxophonist. (b. 1901)
  • 2004 Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano, dies at 82
  • 2008 Kenny Cox, American jazz musician (b. 1940)
  • 2010 Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • 2015 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), dies at 88