Deaths in Music on July 5

  • 1803 William Jackson [Jackson of Exeter], English composer and organist, dies at 73
  • 1852 Johann Baptist Weigl, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1883 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer, dies at 42
  • 1884 Victor Masse, composer, dies at 62
  • 1909 Emil Bohn, composer, dies at 70
  • 1925 Hjalmar Borgstrom, composer, dies at 61
  • 1941 Oskar Fried, German-Russian composer, dies at 69
  • 1944 William Gillies Whittaker, English composer, dies at 67
  • 1963 Daniel Ruyneman, composer, dies at 76
  • 1969 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85
  • 1975 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano, dies at 82
  • 1979 Judson Laire, American actor and singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), dies at 76
  • 1980 Archibald James Potter, Irish composer, dies at 61
  • 1981 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer, dies at 75
  • 1983 Václav Trojan, Czech composer, dies at 76
  • 1983 Harry James, American swing-era bandleader, trumpeter and husband to Betty Grable, dies from lymphatic cancer at 67
  • 1989 Ernesto Halffter, composer, dies at 84
  • 1992 Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
  • 1997 Mrs. Miller, American singer (A Lover's Missouri), dies at 89
  • 2001 Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65
  • 2005 Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2007 Régine Crespin, French operatic soprano (b. 1927)
  • 2007 George Melly, British jazz & blues musician (b. 1926)