Deaths in Music on January 13

  • 1762 Leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68
  • 1795 Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73
  • 1828 AbbĂ© Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, French composer and painter, dies at 80
  • 1838 Ferdinand Ries, German composer dies at 53

Person of interestStephen Foster

1864 Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • 1892 Charles Albert White, composer, dies at 62
  • 1901 Carlo Angeloni, composer, dies at 66
  • 1914 Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer, dies 76
  • 1954 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1971 Robert Still, English composer, dies at 60
  • 1974 Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • 1979 Donny Hathaway, American rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
  • 1979 Marjorie Lawrence, Australian soprano (b. 1907)
  • 1980 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor (Lincoln Portrarit), dies of pneumonia at 78
  • 1993 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, dies at 85
  • 1994 Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1995 Ruby Starr, vocalist (Grey Ghost), dies of brain tumor at 44
  • 2001 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • 2005 Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (Brecker Brothers), dies at 57
  • 2008 Sergei Larin, Lithuanian tenor (b. 1956)
  • 2009 Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese composer and lyricist (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
  • 2010 Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)
  • 2015 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), dies at 70