Deaths in Music on July 23

  • 1685 Pietro Reggio, Italian composer and musician, dies at 53
  • 1757 Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer and harpsichordist (La Silvia), dies at 71
  • 1829 Wojciech Boguslawski, Polish composer, dies at 72
  • 1840 Frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55
  • 1866 Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer, dies at 83
  • 1878 Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer, dies at 70
  • 1909 Zygmunt Noskowski, composer, dies at 63
  • 1933 Max Schillings, German composer/conductor (Mona Lisa), dies at 65
  • 1966 Donald Novis, British singer and actor (Monte Carlo, The Singing Plumber), dies at 60
  • 1973 Marius-Francois Gaillard, composer, dies at 72
  • 1977 RenĂ© de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
  • 1979 Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
  • 1983 Georges Auric, French composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), dies at 84
  • 1985 Kay Kyser, bandleader (Kay Kyser's Kollege), dies at 79
  • 1986 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, Finnish composer, dies at 73
  • 1990 Joe Turner, jazz pianist, dies of cardiac arrest at 82
  • 1990 Robert Sommer, singer, dies of liver failure at 42
  • 1994 Hans J Salter, Austrian-American film composer (The Wolf Man, Christmas Holiday, This Love Of Ours), dies at 98
  • 1995 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • 2004 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
  • 2004 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2004 Serge Reggiani, French singer and actor (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
  • 2007 Ron Miller, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1933)

Person of interestAmy Winehouse

2011 Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from alcohol intoxication at 27

  • 2012 Robert Cage, American blues guitarist (From Lake Mary), dies at 75 (b. 1937)