Deaths in Music on July 25

  • 1675 Nicolas Saboly, French composer and poet, dies at 61
  • 1759 Johann C Altnikol, German organist/klavecinist/composer, dies at 39
  • 1814 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, dies at 69
  • 1866 Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies
  • 1870 Pierre Dupont, French songwriter, dies at 49
  • 1911 Filippo Capocci, composer, dies at 71
  • 1922 Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer, dies at 75
  • 1952 Herbert Murrill, composer, dies at 43
  • 1955 Ilmari Hannikainen, composer, dies at 62
  • 1955 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, dies at 55
  • 1969 Douglas Stuart Moore, composer, dies at 75
  • 1971 Leroy Robertson, composer, dies at 74
  • 1980 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • 1983 Jerome Moross, American composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • 1984 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (Hound Dog, Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt), dies of heart and liver disorders at 57
  • 1992 Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor (Trading Places, Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1994 John M Dengler, jazz Bass Sax/Trumpet/Trombone, dies at 67
  • 1995 Charlie Rich, country singer (Lonely Weekends), dies at 62
  • 1995 Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer, dies at 89
  • 1998 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, dies at 77
  • 2003 Erik Brann, American musician (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1950)
  • 2005 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
  • 2008 Johnny Griffin III, American jazz saxophonist (A Blowin' Session), dies of a heart attack at 80