Deaths in Music on July 26

  • 1677 Michael Franck, German composer and baker, dies at 68
  • 1719 Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer, dies at 43
  • 1770 Michael Schevenstuhl, composer, dies at 65
  • 1801 Daniel Dal Barba, Italian composer, dies at 86
  • 1826 Friedrich Wilhelm Weis, German physician and composer, dies at 82
  • 1836 Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer, dies at 45
  • 1872 Michele Carafa, composer, dies at 84
  • 1916 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, composer, dies at 52
  • 1920 Carlos Troyer, composer, dies at 83
  • 1956 Miguel Bernal Jiminez, composer, dies at 46
  • 1967 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 79
  • 1968 Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies
  • 1977 Gena Branscombe, composer, dies at 95
  • 1977 Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer, dies at 75
  • 1977 Karac Plant, son of Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, dies of respiratory failure at 6
  • 1981 Donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58
  • 1987 Joe Liggins, American pianist and vocalist (The Honeydripper), dies at 71
  • 1990 Brent Mydland, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (Grateful Dead), dies of a drug overdose at 38
  • 1992 Mary Wells, US soul singer (My Guy), dies at 49
  • 1995 Laurindo Almeida, composer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1996 Evelyn Levine, American composer (Scarlet Ribbons), dies at 94
  • 2004 Sipho Gumede, South African jazz legend, lung cancer (birthdate unknown)
  • 2010 Ben Keith [Bennett Keith Schaeufele], American musician and record producer (Neil Young, Great Speckled Bird), dies at 73
  • 2013 JJ Cale, American rock guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2016 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), dies at 87