Deaths in Music on February 22

  • 1674 John Wilson, English composer, dies at 78
  • 1727 Francesco Gasparini, composer, dies at 58
  • 1750 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer, dies at 71
  • 1788 Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer, dies at 63
  • 1822 Johann Ignaz Walter, German opera singer and composer, dies at 66
  • 1824 John Davy, English composer, dies at 60
  • 1836 John Clarke-Whitfeld, composer, dies at 65
  • 1838 Friedrich Johann Eck, German violinist and composer (Concertos pour violon), dies at 70
  • 1846 Carolus Antonius Fodor [Carel Anton Fodor], Dutch pianist, conductor and prominent composer, dies at 77
  • 1849 Alexander Ernst Fesca, composer, dies at 28
  • 1878 Franz Hunten, composer, dies at 84
  • 1888 Jean-Delphin Alard, French violinist and composer, dies at 72
  • 1903 Hugo Filipp Jakob Wolf, Austrian composer (Corregidor), dies at 42
  • 1934 Willem Kes, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1960 Hubert Cuypers, composer/choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
  • 1961 Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer (Tiger Rag), dies at 71
  • 1971 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer, dies at 82
  • 1976 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32
  • 1983 Christina E "Christine" Auwen, singer and wife of John Kelly, dies at 75
  • 1985 Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/US composer/violinist, dies at 95
  • 1994 "Papa" John Creach, US jazz musician (Papa Blues), dies at 76
  • 1998 Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84
  • 2006 Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
  • 2007 Edgar Evans, Welsh tenor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 94
  • 2012 Billy Strange, American singer-songwriter, dies at 81
  • 2013 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist, dies aged 89
  • 2016 Sonny James [James Loden], American country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), dies at 87