Deaths in Music on January 2

  • 1726 Domenico Zipoli, composer, dies at 37
  • 1740 Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63
  • 1780 Johann Ludwig Krebs, composer, dies at 66
  • 1789 Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer of Schauensee, Swiss composer and organist, dies at 68
  • 1803 Ignaz Franz von Beecke, composer, dies at 69
  • 1915 Karl Goldmark, Austria-Hungarian composer (Queen of Saba), dies at 84
  • 1924 Sabine Baring-Gould, English composer and novelist (b. 1834)
  • 1941 Mischa Levitzki, composer, dies at 42
  • 1963 Dick Powell [Richard Ewing Powell], American singer, actor, producer and director (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater), dies from cancer at 58
  • 1970 Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, dies at 85
  • 1974 Tex Ritter, country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67

Person of interestErroll Garner

1977 Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1980 Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44
  • 1981 David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51
  • 1983 Bernard George Stevens, composer, dies at 66
  • 1990 Vladimir Alexis Ussachevsky, Manchuria composer (Creation), dies at 78
  • 1997 Randy California, [Wolfe], rock guitarist, dies at 45
  • 2000 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), dies from diabetes complications at 68
  • 2002 Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (b. 1958)
  • 2002 Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), dies at 31
  • 2003 Eric Jupp, British-Australian pianist, composer, arranger (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 2012 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) dies at 63
  • 2014 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), dies of liver cancer at 70
  • 2015 [Little] Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 94