Deaths in Music on January 12

  • 1674 Giacomo Carissimi, Italian bandmaster/composer (Jephta), dies at 68
  • 1735 John Eccles, English composer (b. 1668)
  • 1765 Johann Melchior Molter, composer, dies at 68
  • 1829 Michael Gottard Fischer, composer, dies at 55
  • 1921 Gervase Elwes, English tenor (b. 1866)
  • 1933 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, dies at 71
  • 1934 Pawel Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (b. 1887)
  • 1950 Koos van de Griend, composer, dies at 44
  • 1953 Simeon Roncal, composer, dies at 82
  • 1956 Norman Kerry, American actor (Air Eagles, Phantom of Opera), dies at 61
  • 1958 Arthur Shepherd, composer, dies at 77
  • 1962 Richard de Guide, composer, dies at 52
  • 1990 Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer, dies at 96
  • 1992 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), dies at 89
  • 1995 Francis Lopez, songwriter, dies at 77
  • 2001 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)

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2003 Maurice Gibb, guitarist of the Bee Gees, dies of cardiac arrest at 53

Guitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice Gibb
Guitarist of the Bee Gees
Maurice Gibb
  • 2004 Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2007 Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
  • 2015 Clifford Adams, American trombone player, dies at 62