Deaths in Music on July 28

  • 1641 John Amner, English composer, dies at 61

Person of interestAntonio Vivaldi

1741 Antonio Vivaldi, Italian Baroque composer (The Four Seasons), dies at 63

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso & Composer
Antonio Vivaldi

Person of interestJohann Sebastian Bach

1750 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Art of the Fugue, Mattheus-Passion), dies at 65

  • 1778 Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer, dies at 68
  • 1802 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72
  • 1837 John Ross, British composer and organist, dies at 73
  • 1838 Bernhard Henrik Crusell, composer, dies at 62
  • 1850 Stefano Pavesi, composer, dies at 71
  • 1864 Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer, dies at 67
  • 1937 Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer, dies at 51
  • 1940 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer, dies at 66
  • 1965 Maurice Yvain, composer, dies at 74
  • 1969 Ernst Tittel, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1969 Frank H Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
  • 1969 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer, dies at 80
  • 1969 Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Most Happy Fella), dies at 59
  • 1972 Helen Traubel, American soprano, dies at 73
  • 1979 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)
  • 1980 Cecil Burleigh, American composer, dies at 95
  • 1982 George Kleinsinger, US composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
  • 1984 Ahti Sonninen, Finnish composer (Pessi and Illusia, Rauhaa, vain rauhaa), dies at 70
  • 1991 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
  • 1996 Harold Fox, American fashion designer and musician, dies at 86
  • 1996 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 48
  • 2000 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), dies in a construction accident at 47
  • 2002 Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, dies at 78
  • 2004 George Williams, soul singer (the Tymes), dies at 68
  • 2008 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress, murdered (b. 1977)
  • 2013 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88