Deaths in Music on December 3

  • 1823 Joseph Pouteau, French composer and organist, dies at 84
  • 1866 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer, dies at 65
  • 1876 Hermann Goetz, German composer, dies at 35
  • 1889 Baltasar Saldoni, composer, dies at 82
  • 1933 Richard Henry Warren, American organist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1941 Johann Christian August Sinding, composer, dies at 85
  • 1942 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, dies at 75
  • 1954 Enrique Soro Barriga, composer, dies at 70
  • 1955 Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport, American boogie-woogie and blues musician, dies of hardening of the arteries at 61
  • 1960 Hermann Stephani, composer, dies at 83
  • 1961 Jēkabs Graubiņš, Latvian composer, dies at 75
  • 1972 Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)
  • 1973 Emile Christian, American jazz trombonist, dies at 78
  • 1978 William Grant Still, American composer ("Afro-American" Symphony), dies at 83
  • 1994 Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies
  • 1998 Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1999 Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
  • 2000 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2001 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72
  • 2006 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
  • 2011 Philip Burrell, influential Jamaican record producer, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 2014 Ian McLagan, English rocker, dies from a stroke at 69
  • 2015 Scott Weiland, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), dies at 48