Deaths in Music on January 26

  • 1706 Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59
  • 1795 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62
  • 1798 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49
  • 1803 Georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72
  • 1870 Cesare Pugni, composer, dies at 67
  • 1922 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funicul√¨, Funicul√†), dies at 77
  • 1947 Grace Moore, American soprano/actress (One Night of Love), dies at 48
  • 1948 Ignaz Friedman, composer, dies at 65
  • 1962 Fran Lhotka, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • 1973 Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
  • 1974 Wiktor Labunski, composer, dies at 78
  • 1975 Lubov Orlova, actress (Moscow Laughs, Man of Music, Tanya), dies at 72
  • 1996 Henry Jay Lewis, conductor, dies at 63
  • 1996 Stevie Plunder, Australian musician (b. 1963)
  • 1998 S P Leary, Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
  • 1998 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99
  • 2011 Charlie Louvin, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2011 Gladys Horton, American musician and singer, member of the group The Marvelettes (b. 1944)
  • 2012 Clare Fischer, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 83
  • 2016 Colin Vearncombe, English singer-songwriter (Black-Wonderful Like), dies after a road accident at 53