Musicians Who Died on July 28

  • 1641 John Amner, English composer, dies at 61

Johann Sebastian Bach

1750 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (St. Matthew's Passion; Brandenburg Concertos; Toccata and Fugue), dies at 65

  • 1778 Arvid Niclas von Höpken, Swedish nobleman, soldier, and composer (Il Re Pastore), 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, Swedish-Finnish composer, dies at 62
  • 1850 Stefano Pavesi, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1864 Johann Hermann Kufferath, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1937 Muslim Magomayev, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer, dies at 51
  • 1940 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer, dies at 66
  • 1965 Maurice Yvain, French composer, dies at 74
  • 1969 Ernst Tittel, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1969 Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Guys And Dolls, "Baby, It's Cold Outside"; Most Happy Fella), dies at 59
  • 1969 Gabriel von Wayditch, Hungarian American composer, dies at 80
  • 1972 Helen Traubel, American soprano, dies at 73
  • 1976 Lucie Mannheim, German singer and actress (39 Steps), dies at 77
  • 1979 Charles Shadwell, British conductor (BBC Variety Orchestra, 1936-46), and bandleader dies at 81
  • 1980 Cecil Burleigh, American composer, dies at 95
  • 1982 George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
  • 1982 Nick Lucas [Lucanese], American jazz guitarist and singer (Tiptoe Through the Tulips; Painting the Clouds With Sunshine), dies of double pneumonia at 84
  • 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
  • 1994 Ralph Herman, American Emmy Award-winning composer (From the Scriptures; Circus Time), orchestra leader, and music director (ABC-TV, 1952-71), dies after a stroke at 80
  • 1996 Harold Fox, American fashion designer and musician, dies at 86
  • 1996 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), dies of breast cancer at 48
  • 1999 Rudolf Halaczinsky, German composer, dies at 78
  • 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, American soul singer (The Tymes), dies at 68
  • 2008 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (Studio El Fan), murdered in her apartment in Dubai at 30
  • 2009 Peter Richard Tahourdin, English-Australian composer, dies at 80
  • 2013 Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • 2020 Bent Fabric [Fabricius-Bjerre], Danish pianist and composer (Alley Cat), dies at 95 [1]

Johnny Ventura

2021 Johnny Ventura [Juan de Dios Ventura] Dominican singer, merengue and salsa bandleader (“Patacon Pisao”), and politician (Mayor of Santiago, 1998-2002), dies of heart failure at 81 [1]

  • 2021 Joseph "Dusty" Hill, American rock bassist and songwriter (ZZ Top - "Cheap Sunglasses"; "Legs"), dies at 72 [1]
  • 2022 Bernard Cribbins, British character actor (Old Jack’s Boat; Doctor Who – “Wilfred Mott”; The Railway Children), voice-over artist (The Wombles; Jackanory), and novelty song singer (Right Said Fred), dies at 93