Deaths in Music on July 2

  • 1591 Vincenzo Galilei, Italian composer (b. 1520)
  • 1663 Thomas Selle, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1778 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher, eminent political theorist, and writer whose influential works inspired French Revolution leaders and Romantic academics (Confession), dies of cerebral bleeding from a stroke at 66
  • 1794 Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer, dies at 65
  • 1878 Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin, composer, dies at 61
  • 1895 William Rockstro, composer, dies at 72
  • 1911 Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor and composer (Agnes Bernauer), dies at 54
  • 1940 Bertram Shapleigh, composer, dies at 69
  • 1952 Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cello player/pianist/composer, dies at 56
  • 1971 Edward Ballantine, composer, dies at 84
  • 1973 Elizabeth "Betty" Grable, American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), dies of lung cancer at 56
  • 1982 Poul Rovsing Olsen, composer, dies at 59
  • 1984 Ramiro Cortes, composer, dies at 50
  • 1990 Snooky Lanson [Roy Landman], American singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee), dies at 76
  • 1992 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist, dies at 42
  • 1992 Jose Monje, [Camaron de la Isla], Spanish flamenco singer, dies
  • 1994 Marion Williams, gospel singer, dies of diabetes at 66
  • 2002 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist, dies in his sleep at 75
  • 2007 Beverly Sills, American operatic soprano (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Git Gay [Birgit Carp], Swedish revue director, actress and singer (Git Gay Show, Ge mig en lektion i k√§rlek), dies at 85
  • 2008 Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician (b. 1956)
  • 2016 Earle Brown, American Composer (open form), dies at 75