Deaths in Music on January 18

  • 1580 Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63
  • 1659 Benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64
  • 1760 Claudio Casciolini, Italian composer, dies at 62
  • 1875 Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer, dies at 55
  • 1902 Filippo Marchetti, composer, dies at 70
  • 1918 Bohuslav Jeremiáš, Czech composer, dies at 58
  • 1962 Raymond Moulaert, composer, dies at 86
  • 1967 Albert Conti, Austrian actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion), dies at 79
  • 1972 Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer, dies at 69
  • 1977 Paul Nordoff, American composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67
  • 1977 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
  • 1978 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer, dies at 68
  • 1979 Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82
  • 1982 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, US composer (Laurentia), dies at 93
  • 1984 Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1915)
  • 1990 Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
  • 1994 Arthur Altman, songwriter, dies at 83
  • 1995 Charles Baskerville, vocalist, dies at 54
  • 1996 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, dies at 60
  • 2001 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 79
  • 2007 Brent Liles, American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
  • 2008 Frank Lewin, American composer and music theorist (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, dies at 63
  • 2014 Dennis Frederiksen, American rock singer, dies from liver cancer at 62
  • 2016 Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter (The Eagles), dies at 67
  • 2017 Roberta Peters, American operatic soprano (NY Met), dies at 86