Musicians Who Died on July 7

  • 1656 Michelangelo Rossi, Italian Baroque organist, violinist, and opera composer, dies at about 55
  • 1774 Giuseppe Maria Carretti, Italian composer, dies at 83
  • 1794 Pascal Boyer, French composer, dies at 51
  • 1826 Friedrich Dülon, German flautist and composer, dies at 56
  • 1885 Nicola De Giosa, Italian 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 José Augusto Ferreira Veiga, Viscount of Arneiro, Portuguese composer, dies at 64
  • 1907 James McGranahan, American composer, dies at 67
  • 1949 Bunk Johnson, American musician (b. 1879 or 1889)
  • 1955 Franco Casavola, composer, dies at 63
  • 1968 Leo Sowerby, American organist and composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), dies at 73
  • 1969 Gladys Swarthout, American mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda), dies of heart disease at 68
  • 1970 Louise Harrison, mother of Beatle George, dies at 59
  • 1975 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, dies at 86
  • 1987 Tibor Frešo, Slovak composer (Fanfares of Peace; A Beetle was Born), and conductor (Slovak National Theatre Opera), dies at 68
  • 1990 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer, dies at 32
  • 1993 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • 2001 Fred Neil [Morlock], American songwriter, folk singer, guitarist (Everybody's Talkin'; Candy Man), and conservationist (Dolphin Project), dies from skin cancer at 65
  • 2003 Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian-born conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2005 Al Downing, American rockabilly piano player and singer (Big Al & The Chartbusters), dies at 65 [1]

Syd Barrett

2006 Syd Barrett, British guitarist and singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd, 1964-68 - "See Emily Play"; solo -"The Madcap Laughs"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 60

  • 2008 Hugh Mendl, British record label executive (Decca/Deram Records), dies at 88 [1]
  • 2011 Josef Suk, Czech concert violinist (Artist of Merit, 1977), violist, and namesake of composer grandfather, dies of prostate cancer at 81
  • 2016 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese author and lyricist (Sukiyaki), dies at 83
  • 2017 Egil Monn-Iversen, Norwegian pianist, composer, and conductor (Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, 1981-96), dies at 89
  • 2018 Paul Fetler, American composer (December Stillness; Three Poems By Walt Whitman), dies at 98
  • 2022 (Patrick Henry} "Adam" Wade, American pop singer (The Writing On The Wall), actor (Kiss Me Goodbye), and 1st US Black game show host (Musical Chairs), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 87