Deaths in Music on July 7

  • 1656 Michelangelo Rossi, Italian opera composer, buried at about 55
  • 1663 Thomas Baltzar, German violinist
  • 1774 Giuseppi Maria Carretti, composer, dies at 83
  • 1794 Pascal Boyer, composer, dies at 51
  • 1826 Friedrich Ludwig Dulon, flautist/composer, dies at 56
  • 1885 Nicola De Giosa, composer, dies at 66
  • 1889 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, dies at 67
  • 1898 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies
  • 1903 Ferreira Veiga, Viscount d' Arneiro, composer, dies at 64
  • 1903 Jose Augusto da Ferreira Veiga, composer, dies at 64
  • 1907 James McGranahan, composer, dies at 67
  • 1949 Bunk Johnson, American musician (b. 1879 or 1889)
  • 1955 Franco Casavola, composer, dies at 63
  • 1968 Leo Sowerby, composer (Pulitzer Prize), dies at 73
  • 1969 Gladys Swarthout, US mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda), dies at 69
  • 1970 Louise Harrison, mother of Beatle George, dies
  • 1975 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, dies at 86
  • 1990 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer, dies at 32
  • 1993 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • 2001 Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2001 Frederick Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and dolphin conservationist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies from skin cancer at 65
  • 2003 Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian-born conductor (b. 1924)

Person of interestSyd Barrett

2006 Syd Barrett, English guitarist and early vocalist of the band Pink Floyd, dies of pancreatic cancer at 60

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