On This Day

Musicians Who Died on July 1

  • 1592 Marc A Ingegneri, Italian violinist/composer (Responsoria), dies
  • 1662 Simon Ives, English court composer, dies at 61
  • 1691 Marc'Antonio Pasqualini, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • 1742 Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Czech monk and composer, dies at 58
  • 1784 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German composer and son of J.S. Bach (Sinfonias 64), dies at 73
  • 1805 Georg Ritschel, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1883 Manuel Gregorio Tavárez, Puerto Rican composer, dies at 39
  • 1910 Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Casse-noisette), dies at 92
  • 1925 Erik Satie, French composer (Dreamy Fish), dies at 59
  • 1947 Clarence Lucas, Canadian composer, dies at 80
  • 1950 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
  • 1958 Rudolf von Laban, Czech-German choreographer (modern dance), dies at 78
  • 1964 Pierre Monteux, French-American conductor (Concert Bldg Orchestra), dies at 89
  • 1965 Claude Thornhill, composer, dies at 55
  • 1973 Mario Labroca, Italian composer, dies at 76
  • 1981 Rushton Moreve [Morey], American bass player (Steppenwolf - "Magic Carpet Ride"), dies at in a car accident at 32

  • 1982 John Everett Watts, American composer, dies at 51
  • 1983 Sandy Mosse, American jazz tenor saxophonist, and bandleader (Pieces of Eight), dies at 54
  • 1987 Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
  • 1988 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer, dies at 82
  • 1988 Lex van Delden [Alexander Zwaap], Dutch composer and writer (Canto della Guerra), dies at 68
  • 1989 Chauncey Haughton, American jazz clarinetist, and saxophonist (Blanche Calloway; Chick Webb; Cab Calloway), dies at 80
  • 1999 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • 2000 Micheal "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), dies of kidney disease at 50
  • 2003 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (Just Wallin'), dies at 73
  • 2004 Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (b. 1909)
  • 2005 Luther Vandross, American soul singer, songwriter ("Endless Love"; "Dance With My Father"), and vocal arranger (David Bowie - Young Americans, dies of a heart attack at 54
  • 2005 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops), dies at 69
  • 2008 Mel Galley, English guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2012 Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • 2014 Oscar C. Yatco, Filipino violinist and conductor, dies at 82
  • 2015 Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, dies at 88
  • 2018 Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress, known for Broadway work on "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," dies at 92
  • 2019 Bogusław Schaffer, Polish composer and playwright, dies at 90 [1]
  • 2020 Ida Haendel, Polish-British-Canadian child prodigy violinist, teacher, and author (Woman with Violin), dies of kidney cancer at 91