Deaths in Music on January 29

  • 1597 Elias Ammerbach, German organist (b. 1530)
  • 1916 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils, composer, dies at 62
  • 1924 Joseph Ludwig, composer, dies at 79
  • 1942 Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92
  • 1946 Sidney Jones, British conductor and composer (The Geisha, A Gaiety Girl), dies at 84
  • 1962 Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist/composer, dies at 86
  • 1965 Michael Spisak, Polish composer, dies at 50
  • 1966 Pierre Mercure, composer, dies at 38
  • 1967 Włodzimierz Poźniak, Polish composer, dies at 62
  • 1973 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
  • 1980 Antonio Molina, Filipino composer, conductor and music administrator (Ana Maria, Hatinggabi), dies at 85
  • 1981 Cozy Cole, rocker (Topsy Part II), dies
  • 1987 Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, Yugoslav composer, dies at 73
  • 1988 Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
  • 1988 Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 46
  • 1992 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Backdoor Man"), dies at 76
  • 1993 Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies at 65
  • 1995 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, dies at 52
  • 1999 Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
  • 2009 John Martyn, British singer songwriter, dies at 60
  • 2012 Camilla Williams, American operatic soprano, dies at 92
  • 2015 Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), dies at 81