Deaths in Music on February 7

  • 1743 Lodovico Giustini, composer, dies at 57
  • 1749 Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer, dies at 76
  • 1779 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies from gout at 69
  • 1820 Samuel Adams Holyoke, composer, dies at 57
  • 1827 Franz Anton Dimmler, composer, dies at 73
  • 1830 Marcus Antonio da Fonseca Portugal, Portuguese composer, dies at 67
  • 1862 Frantisek Jan Skroup, composer, dies at 61
  • 1871 Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, piano manufacturer (Steinway & Sons) (b. 1797)
  • 1901 Benjamin Edward Woolf, composer, dies at 64
  • 1915 Wladyslaw Gorski, composer, dies at 68
  • 1918 Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, Russian composer, dies at 68
  • 1931 Ion Vidu, Romanian composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • 1944 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (b. 1874)
  • 1948 "Red" McKenzie, blues-jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies
  • 1954 Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer, dies at 54
  • 1957 Rudolph Reti, composer, dies at 71
  • 1959 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], American blues guitarist (The Things That I Used to Do) dies at 32
  • 1968 Stuart Foster, singer (Galen Drake Show), dies at 49
  • 1969 Bainbridge Crist, composer, dies at 85
  • 1980 Ernst Kunz, Swiss composer, dies at 88
  • 1985 Matt Monro, English singer (b. 1932)
  • 1986 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/lyricist, dies at 81
  • 1990 Jimmy Van Heusen [Edward Chester Babcock], American composer and songwriter (All the Way, Love & Marriage), dies following a stroke at 77
  • 1994 Witold LutosÅ‚awski, Polish composer (b. 1913)
  • 1996 Isian Kehinde I K Dairo, musician/academic, dies at 65
  • 1996 Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist, dies at 84
  • 1996 Tiny Winters, musician, dies at 87
  • 1997 Danil Shafran, cellist, dies at 74
  • 1999 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 2000 Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
  • 2000 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), dies of complications from cancer at 56
  • 2001 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), dies at 88
  • 2008 Leona Wood, American painter and dancer dies aged 86
  • 2009 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, dies of natural causes at 84
  • 2018 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), dies at 76