On This Day

Musicians Who Died on July 8

  • 1681 Georg Neumark, German composer and poet, dies at 60
  • 1726 Antonio Maria Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer, DIES AT 49
  • 1876 Josef Dessauer, Austrian composer, dies at 78
  • 1885 Henry Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Blessing of Arms), dies
  • 1894 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, Russian composer, dies at 67
  • 1905 Walter Kittredge, American musician during American Civil War, dies at 70
  • 1941 Philippe Gaubert, French flautist, conductor (Paris Opéra, 1919-41), composer, and teacher (Paris Conservatoire), dies of a stroke at 62
  • 1942 Catherinus Elling, Norwegian organist, composer, educator, and ethno-musicologist, dies at 83
  • 1946 Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Russian composer {Alexnadrov Ensemble}, dies at 63
  • 1949 Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • 1957 Henry Février, French composer, dies at 81
  • 1961 Julián Bautista, Spanish orchestral and film score composer, and conductor, dies at 60
  • 1971 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 50
  • 1972 (Cora) "Lovie" Austin, American jazz pianist, and bandleader ("Down Hearted Blues"), dies at 84
  • 1974 Morris "Moose" Charlap, American Broadway composer (Peter Pan; Kelly), dies at 45
  • 1979 Charles Kynard, American soul, jazz, and funk Hammond B-3 organ player (Reelin With The Feelin'), dies at 46
  • 1984 Christine McIntyre, American actress and singer (The Three Stooges, The Rangers' Round-Up), dies from cancer at 73
  • 1994 Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer
  • 1995 Günter Bialas, German composer, dies at 87
  • 1996 (James Woodie) J.W. Alexander, American gospel and soul music songwriter, singer, and producer (Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls, Solomon Burke), dies of prostate cancer at 80
  • 2000 Nikola Hercigonja, Croatian composer, dies at 89
  • 2003 Kunio Toda, Japanese composer, dies at 87
  • 2007 Jindřich Feld, Czech composer (Concerto for Flute and Orchestra), dies at 82
  • 2015 Ernie Maresca, American singer and songwriter ("Runaround Sue"; "The Wanderer"), dies at 76
  • 2018 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer ("Young Love"), dies of complications of deep vein thrombosis at 86
  • 2018 Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), dies at 66
  • 2018 Alan Johnson, American screen and stage choreographer (The Producers - "Springtime for Hitler"; Legs Diamond; 3 Emmy Awards), director (To Be Or Not To Be), and dancer (West Side Story),, dies at 81
  • 2020 Naya Rivera, American actress and singer (Glee), drowns at 33
  • 2021 Sam Reed, American jazz and session saxophonist, and musical director (Uptown Theater (Philadelphia); Teddy Pendergrass), dies at 85