Musicians Who Died on December 3

  • 1706 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer, dies at 69
  • 1823 Joseph Pouteau, French composer and organist, dies at 84
  • 1866 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, Bohemian violinist, and composer, dies at 65
  • 1876 Hermann Goetz, German composer, dies at 35
  • 1889 Baltasar Saldoni, Spanish composer and musicologist, dies at 82
  • 1933 Richard Henry Warren, American organist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1941 Christian Sinding, Norwegian composer (Frühlingsrauschen - Rustle of Spring), dies at 85
  • 1942 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, dies at 75
  • 1954 Enrique Soro, Chilean 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, German organist, and musicologist, 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
  • 1986 Bob Howard [Joyner], American swing jazz singer and pianist (Sing it Again), dies at 80
  • 1989 Jimmy Shirley, American jazz and R&B electric guitarist, and early proponent of the Vibrola vibrato arm ("whammy bar"), dies at 76
  • 1998 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, dies at 62
  • 1999 "Scatman" John [Larkin], American jazz pianist and singer ("Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)"), dies of lung cancer at 57
  • 1999 Madeline Kahn, American stage and screen actress (What's Up, Doc?; Young Frankenstein; Paper Moon; Blazing Saddles), and singer, dies of ovarian cancer at 57
  • 2000 Hoyt Curtin, American composer (Hanna-Barbera cartoon theme songs), dies at 78
  • 2001 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72
  • 2004 Marek Stachowski, Polish composer (Neusis II; Thakurian Chants), and pedagogue, dies at 68
  • 2006 Logan Whitehurst, American musician, singer-songwriter (Tin Drum; The Velvet Teen), graphic artist, and album cover designer, dies of brain cancer at 29
  • 2011 Philip Burrell, influential Jamaican record producer, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 2014 Ian McLagan, English rock keyboardist (Small Face; Faces), dies from a stroke at 69
  • 2015 Gladstone "Gladdy" Anderson, Jamaican ska and reggae session keyboard player, and band leader ("The Liquidator"), dies at 81

Scott WeilandScott Weiland (1967-2015)

American rock singer-songwrite (Stone Temple Pilots; Velvet Revolver), dies of an accidental drug overdose at 48

  • 2016 Antonio Membrado, Spanish-French classical guitarist and composer, dies at 81
  • 2016 Gigliola Frazzoni, Italian operatic soprano, dies at 93
  • 2020 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, dies at 84
  • 2020 Noah Creshevsky, American electroacoustic composer, dies of cancer at 75