Deaths in Music on February 19

  • 1605 Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, Italian composer, dies at 54
  • 1653 Luigi Rossi, composer, dies
  • 1785 Johann Christoph Richter, composer, dies at 84
  • 1790 Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz, Czech composer, dies at 47
  • 1815 Leonhard von Call, composer, dies at 47
  • 1822 Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, composer, dies at 78
  • 1858 Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 78
  • 1875 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas), dies at 76
  • 1894 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 78
  • 1923 Gerónimo Giménez, Spanish composer, dies at 68
  • 1927 Robert Fuchs, composer, dies at 80
  • 1933 Arnold Mendelssohn, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1941 Hamilton Harty, Irish composer and conductor called "the prince of accompanists", dies at 61
  • 1944 Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, German composer, dies at 76
  • 1949 Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer, dies at 83
  • 1950 Edyth Walker, American opera singer, dies at 82

  • 1962 Albert Israel Elkus, composer, dies at 77
  • 1975 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, dies at 71
  • 1980 Bon Scott [Ronald Belford Scott], Australian rock musician (lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC), dies at 33
  • 1981 Frank Merrik, composer, dies at 94
  • 1984 Ina Ray Hutton, American orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), dies at 66
  • 1996 Dorothy Maynor, American soprano and founder (Harlem School of Arts), dies at 85
  • 1998 Grandpa Jones, country comic/banjo wizard (Hee Haw), dies at 84
  • 2001 Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
  • 2003 Johnny PayCheck, American country singer/songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2007 Janet Blair [Martha Janet Lafferty], American singer and actress (Leave it to the Girls, Smith Family), dies of pneumonia at 85
  • 2007 Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer, founder of National Ballet of Canada, dies at 85
  • 2008 Yegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (b. 1964)
  • 2008 Natalia Bessmertnova, Soviet ballerina (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970), dies at 66
  • 2009 Kelly Groucutt, Bass guitarist and singer for the band Electric Light Orchestra (b.1945)
  • 2009 Miika Tenkula, Finnish guitarist for the band Sentenced (b.1974)
  • 2013 Manfred Niehaus, German composer, dies at 79
  • 2014 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 82
  • 2017 Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (11th House), dies at 73