On This Day

Musicians Who Died on January 13

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

Stephen Foster

1864 Stephen Foster, American composer (Oh! Susanna; Swanee River; Beautiful Dreamer), dies in New York City at 37 [reports vary as to fever, accident, suicide, or some combination]

  • 1892 Charles Albert White, composer, dies at 62
  • 1901 Carlo Angeloni, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • 1914 Valentin Zubiaurre Spanish composer (Ferdinand Set), and educator, dies at 76
  • 1954 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1961 Blanche Ring, American singer ("In The Good Old Summer Time"), and stage and screen actress, dies at 89
  • 1971 Robert Still, English composer, dies at 60
  • 1971 Henri Tomasi, French conductor, classical and film music composer (Requiem for Peace; The Silence of the Sea), dies at 69
  • 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
  • 1998 Mihovil Logar, Serbian composer (A Would-be Lady), dies at 95
  • 2001 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • 2002 Kurt Brüggemann, German composer, conductor, and music educator, dies at 93
  • 2005 Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (Brecker Brothers), dies at 57
  • 2007 Doyle Holly, American comedian and musician (Buckaroos), dies at 70
  • 2008 Sergei Larin, Lithuanian tenor (b. 1956)
  • 2009 Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese composer and lyricist (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Theodore "Teddy" Pendergrass, American singer (Turn Off the Lights), dies of respiratory failure at 59
  • 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
  • 2015 Frank Glazer, American pianist (Satie), composer and teacher (Eastman School of Music, 1965-80), dies at 99
  • 2021 Tim Bogert, American rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge; Jeff Beck), dies at 76
  • 2022 Fred Parris, American doo-wop singer and songwriter (The Five Satins - "In The Still Of The Night"), dies at 85