On This Day

Musicians Who Died 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, 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 composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), 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 Frederick "Fred" 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)
  • 2005 Al Downing, American rockabilly piano player and singer (Big Al & The Chartbusters), dies at 65 [1]

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

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  • 2016 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese author and lyricist (Sukiyaki), dies at 83
  • 2018 Paul Fetler, American composer (December Stillness; Three Poems By Walt Whitman), dies at 98