Musicians Who Died on July 22

  • 1635 Pietro Antonio Tamburini, Italian composer, dies at 45
  • 1786 Vaclav Kalous [Simon à Scto Bartholomaeo], Czech composer, dies at 71
  • 1794 Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, French composer, dies at 59
  • 1840 Józef Javurek, Polish-Russian composer, dies at 83
  • 1848 Karl Guhr, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1863 Karl Schuberth, German cellist, and composer, dies at 52
  • 1864 Ägid Karl Lickl, Austrian guitar virtuoso, pianist, and composer, dies at 60
  • 1868 Zikmund Kolešovský, Czech composer, dies at 51
  • 1870 Josef Strauss, Austrian composer (Dynamids), dies at 42
  • 1880 Anna Caroline Oury (née De Belleville), German concert pianist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1929 Bror Beckman, Swedish composer, dies at 63
  • 1952 Antonio Maria Valencia, Colombian composer, dies at 49
  • 1972 Hugo Kauder, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • 1972 Pavel Bořkovec, Czech composer (Suite for Piano), dies at 78
  • 1982 Sonny Stitt [Edward Hammond Boatner Jr], American jazz saxophonist (Blows the Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1988 Luigi Lucioni, Italian-American landscape painter (opera stars), dies at 87
  • 1990 Otmar Nussio, Swiss conductor and composer (Boccaccio Suite), dies at 87
  • 1992 David Wojuarowicz, American artist (U2 single "One" sleeve), dies of AIDs at 37
  • 1995 Dave Clark, American blues music promoter, and songwriter ("Why I Sing The Blues"), dies at 86
  • 1995 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana, dies at 90
  • 1996 Robert Collins, keyboard player, dies at 33
  • 1996 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), dies of cancer at 43
  • 1998 Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone, dies at 69
  • 2002 Marion Montgomery [Marian Runnells], American-British jazz singer ("Maybe the Morning"), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 2004 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 81
  • 2004 Sacha Distel, French singer ("Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" cover), dies at 71
  • 2005 Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
  • 2006 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, dies at 82
  • 2008 Joe Beck, American session and jazz guitarist (Don Sebesky; Gil Evans; Gato Barbieri; Esther Phillips), and bandleader, dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 2010 Phillip Walker, American electric blues guitarist, and singer ("Hello My Darling"), dies at 73
  • 2012 Nan Merriman, American-Dutch singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra), dies at 92
  • 2017 Bobby Taylor, American singer and producer who discovered "The Jackson 5" (Motown Records), dies of cancer at 83
  • 2019 Art Neville, American funk and R&B singer, keyboard player, and songwriter (Neville Brothers; The Funky Meters), dies at 81