Deaths in Music on January 19

  • 1576 Hans Sachs, German composer, dies at 81
  • 1625 Erhard Buttner, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1795 Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer, dies at 74
  • 1805 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, German composer, dies at 43
  • 1830 Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer, dies at 56
  • 1833 Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold, French composer (b. 1791)
  • 1839 Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, dies at 68
  • 1893 Julius Eichberg, composer, dies at 68
  • 1913 David Emlyn Evans, composer, dies at 69
  • 1934 Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
  • 1944 Harold Fraser-Simson, composer, dies at 71
  • 1951 Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
  • 1971 Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
  • 1972 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), dies at 35
  • 1980 Richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69
  • 1982 Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • 1987 Fred Lohse, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1990 Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • 1992 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), dies at 60
  • 1993 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 1995 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • 1998 Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65

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2006 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), dies of a heart attack at 64

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  • 2007 Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1940)
  • 2007 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer (b. 1969)
  • 2008 John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1939)