Deaths in Music on February 18

  • 1745 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, dies at 67
  • 1790 Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer, dies at 67
  • 1799 Maurus Haberhauer, Czech composer, dies at 52
  • 1829 Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer, dies at 77
  • 1833 Georg Johann Schinn, composer, dies at 64
  • 1833 Ignac Ruzitska, composer, dies at 55
  • 1846 Giovanni Liverati, Italian composer, dies at 73
  • 1885 Charlotte Sainton-Dolby, English contralto and composer, dies at 61
  • 1939 Ludwig Bonvin, composer, dies at 89
  • 1956 Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95
  • 1959 Alfred Alessandrescu, composer, dies at 65
  • 1959 Eric Zeisl, Austrian American composer, dies at 53
  • 1959 Jaroslav Kvapil, composer, dies at 66
  • 1966 Casimir von Paszthory, composer, dies at 79
  • 1967 Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74
  • 1975 Luigi Dallapiccola, composer, dies
  • 1980 Gale Robbins [Betty Gale Murphy], American singer and actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • 1985 Willy Alberti [Carel Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), dies at 58
  • 1987 Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky, composer, dies at 82
  • 1995 Dennis "Denny" Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), dies of lymphoma at 51
  • 1995 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, American jazz trumpeter (Dogtown Blues, Stormy Weather), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • 1995 Robert "Bob" Stinson, American rock guitarist (The Replacements), dies of organ failure at 35
  • 1997 Eric William Fenby, musician, dies at 90
  • 1998 Robert Merrill, songwriter (Funny Girl), commits suicide at 76
  • 2013 Kevin Ayers, English rocker, dies at 68
  • 2013 Damon Harris, American soul singer, dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • 2014 Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, dies at 99