On This Day

Deaths in Music on July 14

  • 1788 Johann Gottfried Muthel, composer, dies at 60
  • 1803 Esteban Salas y Castro, Cuban composer, dies at 77
  • 1873 Ferdinand David, German violinist and compser (Hohe Schule des Violinspiels), dies at 63
  • 1895 Alexander Ewing, composer, dies at 65
  • 1908 William Mason, composer, dies at 79
  • 1923 Louis Ganne, French composer, dies at 61
  • 1956 Jaroslav Řídký, Czech composer, dies at 58
  • 1975 [Arthur] Zutty Singleton, American jazz drummer (Louis Armstrong's Hot Five), dies at 77
  • 1975 Madan Mohan, Hindi Film's Melodious Music director (b. 1924)
  • 1982 George Amadee Tremblay, composer, dies at 71
  • 1984 Philippe Wynne, American soul singer (I'll Be Around), dies at 43
  • 1984 Siegfried Kohler, German composer (Tausend Sterne sind ein Dom), dies at 57
  • 1994 Patrick Crommelynck, Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • 1994 Taeko Kuwata, Japanese/Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • 1998 Beryl Bryden, British jazz/blues singer and washboard player, dies at 78
  • 1999 Gar Samuelson, American drummer (Megadeth) dies of liver failure at 41
  • 2005 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 80
  • 2010 Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)
  • 2010 Bengt Emil Johnson, Swedish author and composer, dies at 73