Deaths in Music on January 8

  • 1567 Jacob Vaet, Flemish composer/royal chaplain master, dies at about 37
  • 1651 Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer, dies at 56
  • 1696 Michael de Ronghe, composer, dies at 75
  • 1713 Arcangelo Corelli, composer/violinist (Concerti Grossi), dies at 59
  • 1819 Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer, dies at 55
  • 1831 Franz Vinzenz Krommer, composer, dies at 71
  • 1858 Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer, dies at 48
  • 1864 Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer, dies at 83
  • 1891 Fredrik Pacius, composer, dies at 81
  • 1918 Michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73
  • 1921 Luis Villalba Munoz, composer, dies at 48
  • 1926 Emile Paladilhe, composer, dies at 81
  • 1928 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer, dies at 61
  • 1937 John Felix August Korling, composer, dies at 72
  • 1942 Arvo Hannikainen, Finnish composer, dies at 44
  • 1948 Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (b. 1891)
  • 1953 Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, composer, dies at 78
  • 1965 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer, dies at 74
  • 1971 Adriano Lualdi, composer, dies at 85
  • 1975 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (La Gioconda), dies at 61
  • 1986 Pierre Fournier, French cellist (b. 1906)
  • 1989 Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Dutch folk singer, dies at 64
  • 1991 Steve Clark, guitarist (Def Leppard-Hysteria), dies at 30
  • 1993 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63
  • 1994 Jay Blackton, US conductor/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 84
  • 1996 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter, dies at 52
  • 1996 Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (b. 1907)
  • 1997 Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68
  • 1997 George Handy [George Joseph Hendleman], American jazz musician (Handyland, U.S.A.), dies at 76
  • 1998 Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
  • 2003 Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2005 Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
  • 2008 Clyde Otis, American song writer and music producer (b. c. 1924)
  • 2015 AndraĆ© Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), dies at 72
  • 2015 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), dies at 75
  • 2017 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), dies at 75