On This Day

Musicians Who Died on July 18

  • 1591 Jakob Handl [Petelin], Austrian composer and bandmaster, dies at 40
  • 1735 Johann Krieger, German organist and composer, dies at 83
  • 1831 Thomas Greatorex, English composer, dies at 72
  • 1898 Emil Hartmann, organist and composer (Towards The Light), dies at 62
  • 1901 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, Italian cellist, teacher, and composer, dies at 79
  • 1902 John White, American organist and composer, dies at 47
  • 1908 Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), dies at 83
  • 1915 George Marshall-Hall, British organist, poet, and composer who worked chiefly in Australia, dies at 53
  • 1939 Witold Maliszewski, Polish composer, dies at 65
  • 1941 Dionyssios Lavrangas, Greek composer and conductor (Elliniko Melodhrama (Greek Opera), 1900-35), dies at 80
  • 1949 Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • 1965 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, teacher, and conductor (Georgian State Orchestra, 1952-65), dies at 64
  • 1966 Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist ("I Fought The Law"), found dead in his car at 23
  • 1966 German Germanovich Galynin, Russian composer, dies at 44
  • 1975 Federico Ghisi, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 74
  • 1982 Lionel Daunais, French Canadian singer and composer, dies at 80
  • 1988 Nico [Christa Päffgen], German model, and pop singer (Velvet Underground - "Sunday Morning"; "I'll Be Your Mirror"), dies from a bicycle accident at 43
  • 1988 Joly Braga Santos, Portuguese composer and conductor, dies of a stroke at 64
  • 1990 Gerry Boulet, French Canadian rock singer (Offenbach; Rendez-vous doux), dies of colon cancer at 44
  • 2001 Mimi Fariña, American folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Reflections In A Crystal Wind"), dies at 56
  • 2007 Jerry Hadley, American opera singer, dies of an air rifle inflicted brain injury at 55
  • 2008 Tauno Marttinen, Finnish composer, dies at 95
  • 2011 Osvaldo Lacerda, Brazilian composer (Piratininga), and music professor, dies at 84