Deaths in Music on February 16

  • 1653 Johannes Schultz, German composer, dies at 70
  • 1803 Jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56
  • 1823 Johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69
  • 1825 George Gerson, composer, dies at 34
  • 1829 Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95
  • 1864 Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58
  • 1910 Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75
  • 1915 Emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies
  • 1928 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), dies at 71
  • 1944 Edmund von Borck, composer, dies at 37
  • 1963 Laszlo Lajtha, composer, dies at 70
  • 1968 Healey Willan, Anglo-Canadian composer, dies at 87
  • 1975 Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (b. 1927)
  • 1996 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, American blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • 2004 Doris Troy [Doris Elaine Higginsen], US R&B singer and songwriter (Just One Look), dies from emphysema at 67

Person of interestTony Sheridan

2013 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles, dies at 72

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 2015 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), dies of lung cancer at 68