Musicians Who Died on July 1

  • 1592 Marc A Ingegneri, Italian violinist/composer (Responsoria), dies at about 56 [birth date uncertain]
  • 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 pianist and composer (Music In The Shape OF A Pear; Dreamy Fish), dies at 59
  • 1947 Clarence Lucas, Canadian composer, dies at 80
  • 1950 Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician and educator (Dalcroze erythmics), dies at 84
  • 1958 Rudolf von Laban, Czech-German choreographer (modern dance), dies at 78
  • 1964 Pierre Monteux, French-American conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra, 1924–34;, Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, 1929–38; San Francisco Symphony, 1936–52), dies at 89
  • 1965 Claude Thornhill, American pianist, arranger (Andre Kostelanetz; Tony Bennett), composer ("Snowfall"), and bandleader ("A Sunday Kind of Love"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1973 Laurens Hammond, American engineer and musical instrument inventor (Hammond organ), dies at 78
  • 1973 Mario Labroca, Italian composer, dies at 76
  • 1977 (Robert) "Baby Boy" Warren, American blues singer and guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 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 (Elegy for Chimney),new music promoter (Composers & Choreographers Theater), synthesizer player, and educator (New School, 1969-82), 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
  • 1988 Robert Riefling, Norwegian concert pianist and pedagogue (Royal Danish Academy, 1967-88; Norwegian Academy of Music from ,1973-88), dies at 76
  • 1989 Chauncey Haughton, American jazz clarinetist, and saxophonist (Blanche Calloway; Chick Webb; Cab Calloway), dies at 80
  • 1993 Ray Elliott, Irish rock and jazz saxophonist, flutist, and keyboard player (Them), dies of brain cancer at 54
  • 1998 Lucy Reed [Dollinger], American jazz vocalist (Woody Herman; Charlie Ventura), dies at 77
  • 1999 Dennis Brown, Jamaican reggae singer ("Money In My Pocket"), dies of a collapsed lung, after a heart attack, at 42
  • 1999 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • 2000 Michael "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), dies of kidney disease at 50M
  • 2003 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist ("Hijack"; Push Push; Memphis Underground), dies at 73
  • 2004 Todor Skalovski, Macedonian shoral and orchestral conductor, and composer, dies at 95
  • 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 - "I Can't Help Myself"), and songwriter ("What's Going On"), dies from lung cancer at 69
  • 2008 Mel Galley, English guitarist (Whitesnake; Phenomena), dies of esophageal cancer at 60
  • 2010 (Jacqueline) "Ilene" Woods, American radio singer and actress (Disney's Cinderella), dies from complications of Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • 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
  • 2021 Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction), dies at 82
  • 2022 Richard Taruskin, American musicologist (Oxford History of Western Music), and educator, dies of esophageal cancer at 77 [1]