Deaths in Music on December 29

  • 1558 Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31
  • 1630 Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51
  • 1785 Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69
  • 1822 Albert Christoph Dies, composer, dies at 67
  • 1825 Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies
  • 1835 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer, dies at 29
  • 1836 Johann Baptist Schenk, composer, dies at 83
  • 1847 William Crotch, English composer, dies at 72
  • 1871 Ferdinand Marcucci, composer, dies at 71
  • 1898 Georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74
  • 1915 C. B. Hawley, American organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1926 Rainer M Rilke, Austrias songwriter/writer (Wise Queen), dies at 51
  • 1952 Beryl Rubinstein, American pianist and composer, dies at 54
  • 1958 Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63
  • 1959 Robin Humphrey Milford, composer, dies at 56
  • 1964 Miroslav Krejci, composer, dies at 73
  • 1965 Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79
  • 1967 Paul Whiteman "The King of Jazz", American orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77
  • 1972 Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83
  • 1980 Tim Hardin, American singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39
  • 1984 Leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84
  • 1986 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree), dies at 82
  • 1994 Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58
  • 1996 Mireille Hartuch, singer/songwriter, dies at 90
  • 2001 Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
  • 2008 Freddie Hubbard, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1938)
  • 2011 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), dies at 72
  • 2013 Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer, dies from cancer at 81