Deaths in Music on July 20

  • 1732 Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, composer, dies at 51
  • 1752 John C Pepusch, English composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at about 85
  • 1762 Christoph Nichelmann, German composer and harpsichordist, dies at 44
  • 1808 François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French composer, dies at 66
  • 1825 Joseph-Denis Doche, French composer, dies at 58
  • 1868 Antoine Prumier, composer, dies at 75
  • 1868 Johann Friedrich Kittl, Czech composer, dies at 62
  • 1898 Yuri Karlovich Arnold, Russian composer, dies at 86
  • 1908 Federico Chueca, Spanish composer, dies at 62
  • 1914 Leo van Gheluwe, composer, dies at 76
  • 1936 Arthur Battelle Whiting, American composer and teacher, dies at 75
  • 1957 Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), dies at 46
  • 1959 Harry Fox [Arthur Carringford], American vaudeville dancer, comedian and actor (Talent Scout), dies at 77
  • 1968 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies
  • 1969 Roy Hamilton, American rocker, dies at 40 (b. 1929)
  • 1977 Gary Kellgren, American music producer (b. 1939)
  • 1984 Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), dies at 69
  • 1995 Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, singer, dies at 85
  • 2007 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), dies of a stroke at 79
  • 2008 Artie Traum, American guitarist (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (b. 1957)
  • 2016 Wayne Carson, American country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), dies at 73
  • 2017 Chester Bennington, American singer and songwriter (Linkin Park), commits suicide at 41