Deaths in Music on December 21

  • 1734 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54
  • 1755 Caspar Ruetz, German composer, dies at 47
  • 1820 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, French pianist and composer, dies at 45
  • 1864 William Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51
  • 1890 Niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73
  • 1906 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Austrian composer, dies at 58
  • 1957 Eric Coates, composer, dies at 71
  • 1965 Claude Adonai Champagne, composer, dies at 74
  • 1989 Jan Cikker, Slovak composer, dies at 78
  • 1992 Albert King [Nelson], American blues guitarist and singer (BB King & Friends, Blues Alive), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1998 Karl Denver, Scottish singer (b 1931)
  • 2013 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, dies at 91