Musicians Who Died on July 25

  • 1675 Nicolas Saboly, French composer and poet, dies at 61
  • 1759 Johann Christoph Altnikol, German organist, bass singer, composer, and J.S. Bach's son-in-law and copyist, dies at 39
  • 1814 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, dies at 69
  • 1866 Aloys Schmitt, German pianist, composer and music theorist (Preparatory Exercises, Op. 16), dies at 77
  • 1870 Pierre Dupont, French songwriter ("Les Bœufs"; "Le Chant du pain"), dies at 49
  • 1911 Filippo Capocci, Italian organist, and composer, dies at 71
  • 1922 Jarolslaw Zielinski, Polish-American concert pianist, taecher, and composer, dies at 75
  • 1952 Herbert Murrill, British organist, composer (The Song of the Birds; Carillon), and educator (Royal Academy of Music, 1933-52), dies of cancer at 43
  • 1955 Ilmari Hannikainen, Finnish composer, drowns during a sailing trip at 62
  • 1955 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, dies at 55
  • 1969 Douglas Moore, American concert, stage, and film composer (The Ballad of Baby Doe), dies at 75
  • 1971 Leroy Robertson, American pianist, composer ("Oratorio from the Book of Mormon"; "Trilogy for Orchestra"), and educator (Brigham Young, 1925-48; University of Utah, 1948-62), 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
  • 1987 Alex Sadkin, American audio engineer, and record producer (Grace Jones; Thompson Twins), dies in a car crash in The Bahamas at 38
  • 1992 Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor (Trading Places, Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1994 John M Dengler, American jazz multi-instrumentalist - bass sax/trumpet/trombone (The Intensely Vigorous Jazz Band), dies from cancer at 67
  • 1995 Charlie Rich, American country singer ("Behind Closed Doors"; "The Most Beautiful Girl"), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 62
  • 1995 Osvaldo Pugliese, Argentine musician and composer, dies at 89
  • 1998 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, dies at 77
  • 2000 Ruben "Baby" López Furst, Argentine jazz pianist, dies at 63
  • 2003 Erik Brann [Braunn], American violin prodigy and rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"), dies of congenital heart disease at 52
  • 2005 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist, dies at 76
  • 2008 Hiram Bullock, American jazz, funk, and fusion guitarist (The World's Most Dangerous Band), dies of cancer at 52
  • 2008 Johnny Griffin III, American jazz saxophonist (A Blowin' Session), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 2013 Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer, and record producer of rock and country music (Paper Airplane), dies of an apparent suicide at 56
  • 2014 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian operatic tenor, dies at 90
  • 2017 Ivana Loudová, Czech composer (Vocal Symphony), dies at 76
  • 2020 Helen Jones Woods, American jazz and swing trombone player (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), dies of Covid-19 at 96
  • 2020 Peter Green [Greenbaum], English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac -"Albatross"), dies at 73 [1] [2]