On This Day

Musicians Who Died on July 24

  • 1652 Johann Weichmann, German organist, and sacred and secular music composer (Sorgen-Lägerin), dies at 32
  • 1739 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), dies on 53rd birthday
  • 1809 Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer, dies at 74
  • 1812 Joseph Schuster, composer, dies at 63
  • 1819 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, dies at 43
  • 1826 Jacob Kimball, composer, dies at 65
  • 1831 Maria Szymanowska, Polish pianist and composer, dies of cholera at 41
  • 1846 Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer/choir master, dies at 81
  • 1865 Johan Filip von Schantz, composer, dies at 30
  • 1876 Thomas Molleson Mudie, English composer, dies at 66
  • 1933 Max von Schillings, German composer and conductor (Der Pfeifertag), dies at 65
  • 1936 James Philip Dunn, composer, dies at 52
  • 1947 Ernest Austin, composer, dies at 72
  • 1960 Carl Deis, composer, dies at 77
  • 1971 Alan Rawsthorne, composer, dies at 66
  • 1972 Bobby Ramirez, drummer (White Trash), killed at 23 in bar brawl
  • 1973 Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC
  • 1976 Leo Shuken, American film music composer and arranger (Stagecoach; The Fabulous Dorseys; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 69
  • 1987 Dick Wellstood, American jazz pianist, dies at 59
  • 1995 Jerry Lordan, English singer and composer (Wonderful Land), dies at 61
  • 2001 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2004 Claude André François Ballif, French composer, dies at 80
  • 2008 Norman Dello Joio [Nicodemo DeGioio], American classical composer (Choreography: Three Dances for Strings), dies at 95
  • 2011 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), dies at 60
  • 2011 Jane White, African-American actress and singer (Strange Fruit, Once Upon a Mattress), dies at 88
  • 2013 Nikos Mamangakis, Greek classical and electronic music composer, dies at 84
  • 2014 Ik-Hwan Bae, South Korean-American violinist (Bargemusic, 1982-95) and educator (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 1999-2014), dies of cancer at 57
  • 2016 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), dies at 86