On This Day

Musicians Who Died on July 29

  • 1669 Christopher Simpson, composer, dies
  • 1786 Franz Asplmayr, composer, dies at 58
  • 1797 Christoph Rheineck, German composer, dies at 48
  • 1808 Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), dies
  • 1825 Micah Hawkins, composer, dies at 48
  • 1838 Jonathan Huntington, composer, dies at 66
  • 1844 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer and 6th child of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, dies at 53

Person of interestRobert Schumann

1856 Robert Schumann, German pianist, composer (Humoresque), and music critic (Neue Zeitschrift für Musik - New Journal for Music), dies at 46

Composer Robert Schumann
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  • 1859 Auguste Mathieu Panseron, French composer, dies at 63
  • 1886 Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84
  • 1906 Alexandre Luigini, French composer (Ballet égyptien), dies at 56
  • 1930 Alexander von Fielitz, composer, dies at 69
  • 1933 Gerhard Schjelderup, Norwegian opera composer and musicologist, dies at 73
  • 1963 Dorian Le Gallienne, Australian composer, dies at 48
  • 1966 Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
  • 1970 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra), dies at 70

  • 1970 Jonel Perlea, Romanian opera conductor, dies at 69
  • 1974 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), dies from a heart attack in London at 32
  • 1978 Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84
  • 1980 Jan Tausinger, Romanian-Czech violist and composer, dies at 58
  • 1984 Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), dies at 84
  • 1986 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "It's not Unusual"), dies of cancer at 51
  • 1988 Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, dies at 55
  • 1992 William Mathias, Welsh composer (wrote for 1981 royal wedding), dies at 57
  • 1996 Jason Thirsk, American punk rock bassist (Pennywise) dies of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot at 28
  • 1997 Chuck Wayne [Jagelka], America session and jazz guitarist ( Woody Herman; George Shearing; Tony Bennett), dies of emphysema at 74
  • 1998 Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (Tony-West Side Story), dies at 79
  • 2004 Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • 2004 James Hubert "Huby" Heard, American singer-songwriter (The God Squad), dies at 73
  • 2005 Hildegarde [Sell], American cabaret vocalist (“Leave It To The Girls"; "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup"), dies at 99
  • 2007 Art Davis, American bassist (A Time Remembered), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 2008 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
  • 2010 Roy Caton, American trumpet player and session musician, dies at 83
  • 2014 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • 2018 Tomasz Stańko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), dies of complication from lung cancer at 76