On This Day

Musicians Who Died on July 19

  • 1625 Samuel Besler, German-Polish composer, dies at 50
  • 1700 Hieronymus Gradenthaler, German composer, dies at 62
  • 1730 Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, Flemish composer, dies at 49
  • 1811 Christian Gotthilf Tag, German composer, dies at 76
  • 1838 Frédéric-Nicolas Duvernoy, French horn player and composer, dies at 72
  • 1844 Heinrich Domnich, German hornist and composer, dies at 77
  • 1847 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, German-Dutch organist and composer (Wien Neêrlands Bloed - Dutch national anthem, 1815-1932), dies at 75
  • 1944 Will Marion Cook, American violinist, choral director, and composer, dies at 75
  • 1951 Max Ettinger, Jewish-German composer (Jiddische Requiem), dies at 77
  • 1954 Jean Roger-Ducasse, French composer, dies at 81
  • 1970 Barry Wood {Louis Rappaport], American singer (Your Hit Parade), and television producer, dies at 61
  • 1975 (William) "Lefty" Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter ("If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)"; "Saginaw, Michigan"), dies at 47
  • 1981 Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor (b. 1919)
  • 1981 Louis Cheslock, British-born American violinist, composer and educator of Polish heritage (Peabody Institute, 1916-76), dies at 82
  • 1991 Gino Negri, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • 1993 Szymon Goldberg, Polish violinist/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1995 Sydney Lipton, British dance band leader, dies at 89
  • 1996 (Emmanual Tettey) "E.T." Mensah, Ghanaian saxophonist, known as the "King of Highlife" music (Accra Rhythmic Orchestra; The Tempos), dies at 77
  • 2001 Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, dies from complications from a car accident at 62
  • 2010 Andy Hummell, American rock bassist (Big Star, 1971-73), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2011 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, dies at 90
  • 2015 Van Alexander, American composer and band leader ("A-Tisket, A-Tasket"), dies at 100