Deaths in Music on July 16

  • 1698 Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer, dies at 84
  • 1729 Johann David Heinichen, German composer, dies at 46
  • 1762 Jacques Hotteterre, French composer and flautist, dies at 87
  • 1868 Louis Fran├žois Dauprat, French composer and horn player, dies at 87
  • 1916 Ludwig P Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
  • 1917 Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
  • 1972 Giorgio Nataletti, Italian composer, dies at 65
  • 1972 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, dies at 70
  • 1979 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (b. 1912)
  • 1981 Harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38
  • 1984 Billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73
  • 1985 Wayne King, orchestra leader (Wayne King Show), dies at 84
  • 1989 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 81
  • 1990 Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (b. 1908)
  • 1995 Charles Bruck, Hungarian/French/US conductor (Dutch Opera), dies at 83
  • 1995 Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher, dies at 91
  • 1996 John Panozzo, drummer, dies at 48
  • 1999 Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)
  • 2003 Celia Cruz, Cuban musician (b. 1924)
  • 2005 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
  • 2008 Jo Stafford, American singer of traditional pop music (b. 1917)
  • 2012 Jon Lord, English musician, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 71
  • 2012 Kitty Wells, American country singer, dies from complications after a stroke at 92
  • 2014 Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, dies at 70
  • 2016 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), dies at 77