Deaths in Music on January 3

  • 1628 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer, dies at 64
  • 1761 Willem de Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph), dies at 73
  • 1785 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (b. 1706)
  • 1829 Robert Archibald Smith, composer, dies at 48
  • 1836 Friedrich Witt, composer, dies at 65
  • 1853 Theodor Uhlig, composer, dies at 30
  • 1858 Rachel Félix [Elisabeth "Eliza/Élisa"], French singer and actress (Muse), dies at 36
  • 1868 Moritz Hauptmann, composer, dies at 75
  • 1873 John Lodge Ellerton, British classical composer (The Bridal of Triermain, Domenica), dies at 71
  • 1875 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buff), dies at 68
  • 1900 Edwin George Monk, composer, dies at 80
  • 1907 Josef Foerster, composer, dies at 73
  • 1914 Stephane Raoul Pugno, composer, dies at 62
  • 1945 Théodore "Fyodor" Akimenko, Ukrainian composer, dies at 68
  • 1951 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, dies at 69
  • 1956 Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91
  • 1967 Mary Garden, opera star, dies at 92
  • 1975 Milton J Cross, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87
  • 1976 Malcolm "Mal" Evans, British Beatles roadie and assistant, dies in a confrontation with the police at 40
  • 1976 Mateusz Glinski, composer, dies at 83
  • 1980 Amos Milburn, American R&B singer and pianist, dies at 52
  • 1985 Lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93
  • 1986 Jens Bjerre, Danish composer, dies at 82
  • 1990 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
  • 1992 Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
  • 1992 Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
  • 1995 Al Duncan, American blues drummer, dies at 68
  • 1997 Burton Lane, composer, dies at 84
  • 1997 Roger Goeb, American composer, dies at 82
  • 2002 Juan García Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)
  • 2007 Janos Furst, Hungarian orchestral conductor (b. 1935)
  • 2009 Olga San Juan, American actress, dancer and comedian (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), dies at 81
  • 2012 Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found this date)
  • 2014 Phillip "Phil" Everly, American musician ("The Everly Brothers")
  • 2018 Bra Willie [Keorapetse Kgositsile], South African poet and political activist (Point of Departure: Fire Dance Fire Song), dies at 79