Deaths in Music on January 1

  • 1701 Pietro Sanmartini, composer, dies at 64
  • 1753 Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer, dies at 55
  • 1768 Jean-Laurent Krafft, composer, dies at 73
  • 1777 Emanuele Barbella, composer, dies at 58
  • 1782 Johann Christian Bach (English Bach), German composer, 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, dies at 46
  • 1789 Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer, dies at 65
  • 1816 Francois Alexander Sallantin, French composer, dies at 60
  • 1818 Fedele Fenaroli, Italian composer, dies at 87
  • 1850 Raphael G. Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music), dies at 76
  • 1906 Joseph Miroslav Weber, Czech composer, dies at 51
  • 1907 Cyrill Kistler, composer, dies at 58
  • 1942 Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35
  • 1945 Vit Nejedly, Czech composer, dies at the front during WWII at 33
  • 1948 Hermann K J Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Liebesmesse), dies at 66
  • 1948 Willem LandrĂ©, Dutch composer, dies at 73

Person of interestHank Williams

1953 Hank Williams, American country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1958 David Broekman, musican (Think Fast), dies at 55
  • 1964 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer, dies at 84
  • 1965 Juan Bautista Plaza, Venezuelan composer, dies at 66
  • 1967 Moon Mullican, American hillbilly pianist (7 Nights of Rock), dies at 58
  • 1972 Maurice A Chevalier, French actor and singer (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • 1981 Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)
  • 1984 Alexis Korner, British blues musician (b. 1928)
  • 1992 Constantin Poustochkine, jazz critic, dies
  • 1992 Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach CA at 64
  • 1995 Jess Stacy, US jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • 1995 Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58
  • 1996 Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic, dies at 55
  • 1997 Townes Van Zandt, musician, dies at 52
  • 1997 Hagood Hardy, Canadian composer and musician (b. 1937)
  • 2005 Hugh Davies, English composer, dies at 61
  • 2006 Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks), dies at 2006
  • 2007 Julius Hegyi, American conductor (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Del Reeves, American country singer (b. 1932)
  • 2007 Tad Jones, American jazz music historian (b. 1952)
  • 2011 Marin Constantin, Romanian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2012 Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli Singer, dies after years of Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • 2012 Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer, member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, dies from lung cancer at 72

Person of interestPatti Page

2013 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 2015 Jeff Golub, American jazz guitarist (Avenue Blue, Rod Stewart), dies of a rare brain disease at 59
  • 2018 Robert Mann, American composer and violinist (String Quartet 1952), dies at 97