Deaths in Music on July 30

  • 1655 Sigmund Theophil Staden, German composer, dies at 47
  • 1727 Franz Weichlein, composer, dies at 67
  • 1781 Augustin Ullinger, German composer, dies at 35
  • 1936 Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72
  • 1943 Benjamin James Dale, composer, dies at 58
  • 1957 Sem Dresden, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 76
  • 1958 Alexander Albrecht, composer, dies at 72
  • 1968 Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69
  • 1970 George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), dies at 73
  • 1973 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • 1974 Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer, dies at 75
  • 1980 Norman Lloyd, American pianist, author and composer, dies at 70
  • 1983 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist, dies at 86
  • 1985 Peter Knight, English musical arranger, conductor, and composer, dies at 68
  • 1992 Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids
  • 1993 Donald Myrick, American saxophonist ("If Leaving Me Is Easy, One More Night), is fatally shot by police during a narcotics investigation at 53
  • 1995 Biggie Rodwell Tembo Marasha, musician, dies at 36
  • 2000 Max Showalter, American actor and composer (Kansas, Niagara, Stockard Channing Show in Caldwell), dies of cancer at 83
  • 2003 Sam Phillips, American record producer and founder of Sun Records and Sun Studios, dies at 80
  • 2004 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • 2005 Lucky [Eli] Thompson, American jazz musician (Cuban Fire!), dies at 81
  • 2010 Zlatko Pibernik, Croatian composer and music teacher, dies at 83
  • 2014 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), dies at 71
  • 2015 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 2016 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), dies at 91