Deaths in Music on December 22

  • 1738 Jean-Joseph Mouret, French composer, dies at 56
  • 1745 Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer, dies at 66
  • 1797 Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer, dies at 74
  • 1832 Ishmail Spicer, American composer, dies at 72
  • 1874 Johann Peter Pixis, composer, dies at 86
  • 1875 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75
  • 1893 Benedikt Randhartinger, composer, dies at 91
  • 1923 Arthur H Bird, composer, dies at 67
  • 1939 Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53
  • 1941 Leopoldo Mugnone, composer, dies at 83
  • 1944 Antoine Mariotte, French composer, dies on 69th birthday
  • 1950 Julius Weismann, German pianist, conductor, and composer (SchwanenweiƟ), dies at 70
  • 1950 Walter Johannes Damrosch, German-American composer, dies at 88
  • 1951 Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61
  • 1964 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, Spanish composer and folklorist, dies at 66
  • 1973 Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87
  • 1977 Johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82
  • 1985 D. Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) (b. 1958)
  • 1986 Celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84
  • 1987 Leonidas Zoras, composer, dies at 82
  • 1988 Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies
  • 1990 Cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76
  • 1991 Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91
  • 1997 Johnny Coles, trumpeter, dies at 71
  • 2002 Joe Strummer, British lead singer of the punk band "The Clash" (Rock the Casbah), dies at age 50
  • 2003 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), dies at 75
  • 2003 Rose Hill, British actress and operatic soprano ('Allo 'Allo!, Nicholas Nickleby, Shot in the Dark), dies at 89
  • 2006 Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Dennis Linde, American songwriter (b. 1943)

Person of interestJoe Cocker

2014 Joe Cocker, English rock musician (With a Little Help from My Friends), dies of lung cancer at 70

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