Deaths in Music on July 29

  • 1669 Christopher Simpson, composer, dies
  • 1786 Franz Asplmayr, composer, dies at 58
  • 1797 Christoph Rheineck, 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
  • 1856 Robert Schumann, German composer (Humoresque, Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik), dies at 46
  • 1859 Auguste Mathieu Panseron, composer, dies at 63
  • 1886 Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84
  • 1906 Alexandre Luigini, French composer, dies at 56
  • 1930 Alexander von Fielitz, composer, dies at 69
  • 1933 Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer, dies at 73
  • 1963 Dorian Le Gallienne, composer, dies at 48
  • 1966 Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
  • 1970 John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70
  • 1970 Jonel Perlea, composer, 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, 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 - "Its 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 bassist (Pennywise) (b. 1967)
  • 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
  • 2008 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
  • 2014 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74