Deaths in Music on July 15

  • 1738 Antonio Maria Pacchioni, composer, dies at 84
  • 1782 Farinelli, Italian singer, dies at 77
  • 1782 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist, dies at 33
  • 1789 Jacques Duphly, French composer and harpsichordist, dies at 74
  • 1798 Gaetano Pugnani, composer, dies at 66
  • 1810 Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer, dies at 75
  • 1854 Wincenty Studzinski, composer, dies at 39
  • 1857 Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist/composer, dies at 66
  • 1915 Ludwik Grossman, composer, dies at 80
  • 1930 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian/US violinist, dies
  • 1933 Freddie Keppard, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1947 Walter Donaldson, American songwriter (b. 1893)
  • 1958 Julia Lennon, mother of Beatle John, dies in an auto accident
  • 1959 Ernest Bloch, Swiss-born American composer (MacBeth, Schelomo, Israel), dies on cancer at 78
  • 1960 Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, baritone, dies after surgery at 63
  • 1975 Charles Weidman, US dancer/choreographer (Fables for Our Time), dies
  • 1980 Henri Martelli, composer, dies at 85
  • 1982 Bill Justis, American musician and producer (Raunchy), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1987 Jack O'Hagan, cricketer and composer (Our Don Bradman), dies at 88
  • 1990 Troy Dixon, rapper (Trouble T-Roy of Heavy D), dies at 22 of a fall
  • 1992 Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
  • 1995 Willie George "Bill" Woodruff Sr, vocalist, dies at 66
  • 2000 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (b. 1925)
  • 2000 Paul Young, English singer (Mike + The Mechanics), dies of a cardiac arrest at 53
  • 2007 Kelly Johnson, English guitarist, dies at 49
  • 2015 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), dies at 97