Deaths in Music on January 24

  • 1473 Conrad Paumann, German blind organist/composer, dies
  • 1666 Johann Andreas Herbst, composer, dies at 77
  • 1805 Giacomo Conti, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • 1812 Eligio Celestino, composer, dies at 72
  • 1851 Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Italian composer, dies at 76
  • 1864 Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer, dies at 54
  • 1883 Friedrich von Flotow, German composer, dies at 70
  • 1884 Johann Christian Gebauer, composer, dies at 75
  • 1901 Simon Hassler, German-American composer, dies at 68
  • 1904 Franz Coenen, composer, dies at 77
  • 1911 Carl Eilhardt, composer, dies at 67
  • 1913 Gustav Luders, composer, dies at 47
  • 1940 Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52
  • 1969 Pauline Hall, Norwegian composer, dies at 78
  • 1970 James "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
  • 1986 Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!, Carousel), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • 2001 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, dies at 78
  • 2005 June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
  • 2006 Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers and actor (The Five Heartbeats), dies of pneumonia and complications from a stroke at 91
  • 2009 GĂ©rard Blanc, French singer (b. 1947)
  • 2011 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian classical singer (khayal form of singing, bhajans, abhangs), dies at 88
  • 2012 Patricia Neway, American opera and musical theatre singer, dies at 83
  • 2016 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), dies at 86
  • 2017 Butch Trucks, American drummer (the Allman Brothers), dies at 69
  • 2018 Mark E. Smith, British rock vocalist (The Fall, The Post-Nearly Man), dies after a long illness at 60