Musicians Who Died on January 7

  • 1591 Jacobus de Kerle, French Flemish composer, dies at about 59
  • 1625 Ruggiero Giovannelli, Italian composer, dies at about 64
  • 1678 Johannes Flittner, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1736 Česlav Vaňura, Czech composer, dies at 41
  • 1755 Gallus Zeiler, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1783 William Tans'ur, English hymnist, dies at 76
  • 1790 Antonio Corbisiero, Italian Baroque composer, dies at 69
  • 1810 Joseph Lipavsky, Czech composer and pianist, dies at 37
  • 1833 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, dies at 55
  • 1843 Franz Schoberlechner, Austrian composer, dies at 45
  • 1868 William Batchelder Bradbury, American composer, dies at 51
  • 1870 Carl Schwencke, German pianist and composer, dies at 72
  • 1890 Hans Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer and organist, dies at 82
  • 1891 (Carl Gottfried) Wilhelm Taubert, German pianist, conductor, and composer, dies at 79
  • 1907 Anton Urspruch, German composer, dies at 56
  • 1922 Antonio Scontrino, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1936 Guy d'Hardelot [Helen Rhodes], French composer (Because), dies at 78
  • 1946 Adamo Didur, Polish operatic bass singer (New York Metropolitan Opera, 1908-32), dies at 71
  • 1960 Luiz Costa, Portuguese pianist, and composer, dies at 80
  • 1964 Colin McPhee, Canadian-American pianist, composer (Tabuh-Tabuhan; H2O; Mechanical Principles), and ethno-musicologist (Bali), dies at 63
  • 1964 Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
  • 1967 Carl Schuricht, German conductor and composer, dies at 86
  • 1972 Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist (b. 1893)
  • 1979 Zbigniew Turski, Polish composer, dies at 70
  • 1980 Carl White, American vocalist, dies at 47
  • 1980 Larry Williams, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Dizzy, Miss Lizzie"; "Slow Down"), dies of a gunshot wound to the head at 44
  • 1981 Jose Ardevol, Cuban composer, dies at 69
  • 1985 Johnny Guarnieri, American stride and jazz stride pianist, and harpsichordist (The Gramercy Five; The Morey Amsterdam Show) dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1987 Larry Carr, American pianist (Flight to Rhythm), dies at 72
  • 1994 Bobby Pratt, American jazz trombone and piano player, dies at 67
  • 1995 Arthur Leavins, British violinist, dies at 77
  • 1997 Sándor Végh, Hungarian-French violinist teacher and conductor, dies at 84
  • 1998 Owen Bradley, American pop country music record producer (Patsy Cline; Loretta Lynn; Conway Twitty), dies at 82
  • 2001 James Carr, American soul singer ("To Love Somebody"; "Dark End of the Street"), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • 2002 Jon Lee, Welsh drummer (Feeder) takes his own life at 33
  • 2003 David Harries, Welsh composer (Epithalamium), dies at 69
  • 2007 Lou Brown, American orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show), dies at 94
  • 2016 Kitty Kallen, American singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), dies at 94
  • 2016 Troy Shondell, American singer (This Time (We’re Really Breaking Up)), dies from complications of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease at 76
  • 2018 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), dies from cancer at 70
  • 2019 Clydie Mae King, American session and touring vocalist (Ray Charles; Bob Dylan; Humble Pie; Lynyrd Skynrd), dies of a blood infection at 75
  • 2019 John Joubert, British South African composer (The Raising of Lazarus; An English Requiem), and educator, dies at 91
  • 2019 Paul Gutama Soegijo, Indonesian composer working in Germany, dies at 84
  • 2020 Edward Applebaum, American jazz pianist and contemporary classical music composer (The Princess In The Garden), dies at 85
  • 2020 Neil Peart, Canadian rock drummer and lyricist (Rush - "Limelight"; "Peaceable Kingdom") dies from glioblastoma (brain cancer) at 67