Deaths in Music on January 6

  • 1685 Malachias Siebenhaar, composer, dies at 68
  • 1697 Carlo Mannelli, Italian composer, dies at 56
  • 1738 Franz Xaver Murschhauser, composer, dies at 74
  • 1742 Johann Georg Reinhardt, composer, dies
  • 1790 Johann Trier, German composer, dies at 73
  • 1800 William Jones, English composer, dies at 73
  • 1831 Rodolphe Kreutzer, Fr composer/violinist (Kreutzersonate), dies at 64
  • 1847 Tyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music, dies at 79
  • 1933 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, dies at 84
  • 1942 Emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)
  • 1959 Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54
  • 1980 Georgeanna Tillman, US singer (the Marvelettes), dies at 35 from lupus and sickle cell anemia
  • 1987 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, Chilean composer, dies at 87
  • 1991 Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Turkish composer, dies at 83
  • 1993 John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
  • 1993 Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
  • 1995 James Clay, saxophonist, dies at 59
  • 1996 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, American musician, dies at 80
  • 1999 French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36
  • 2006 Lou Rawls, American vocalist (Dean Martin's Golddigers, Natural Man)
  • 2007 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American musician and special-effects artist (b. 1934)
  • 2009 Ron Asheton, The Stooges guitarrist (b. 1948)
  • 2009 Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano who sang on US radio during the 1940s and early 1950s (The American Album of Familiar Music, The Standard Hour), dies at 93
  • 2012 William McBeth, American composer, dies at 78