Deaths in Music on February 24

  • 1666 Nicholas Lanier, composer, dies at 77
  • 1674 Matthias Weckmann, German composer (b. 1616)
  • 1692 Antimo Liberati, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • 1704 Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (church music), dies
  • 1735 Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German composer, dies at 56
  • 1784 Anton Laube, Bohemian composer, dies at 65
  • 1874 Anselmo Clave, composer, dies at 49
  • 1895 Ignaz Lachner, German composer, dies at 87
  • 1907 Otto Goldschmidt, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1908 Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, Ukrainian composer, dies at 66
  • 1915 Amanda Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist, dies at 78
  • 1919 Josephine McGill, composer, dies at 41
  • 1922 Dmitri B. Shostakovich, father of Russian composer Dmitri D S, dies
  • 1929 Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager, composer, dies at 75
  • 1960 Jean Binet, composer, dies at 66
  • 1967 Franz Waxman, German composer (Day at the races), dies at 60

  • 1976 Charles Wilfred Orr, English pianist and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), dies at 82
  • 1983 Herbert Norman Howells, composer, dies at 90
  • 1988 Memphis Slim [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), dies at 72
  • 1990 Johnnie Ray, American singer (Cry), dies of liver failure at 61
  • 1991 Webb Pierce, US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1994 Dinah Shore, singer (Chevrolet), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1994 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1994 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, dies at 87
  • 1995 Richard Nicholson, musician, dies at 89
  • 1996 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist, dies at 71
  • 1997 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
  • 1998 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), dies at 91
  • 2002 Arthur Lyman, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player (b. 1932)
  • 2002 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer and pianist, (born about 1893)
  • 2003 Walter Scharf, American film composer, dies at 92
  • 2007 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (b. 1932)
  • 2008 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), dies at 60
  • 2012 Istvan Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer, dies at 92