On This Day

Musicians Who Died on June 14

  • 1548 Carpentras [Elzéar Genet], French composer, dies at about 78 [birthdate uncertain]
  • 1594 Orlandus Lassus, Flemish composer (Prophet sybillarum), dies at about 61 [birthdate uncertain]
  • 1709 Gottfried Wegner, German theologian and hymn composer, dies at 65
  • 1744 Andre Campra, French composer, dies at 83
  • 1750 Franz Anton Maichelbeck, German composer, dies at 47
  • 1789 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1891 Nicolò Gabrielli, Italian opera composer, dies at 77
  • 1908 "Blind" Tom Wiggins, African-American pianist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1911 Johan Svendsen, Norwegian composer, dies at 70
  • 1933 Albert Ross Parsons, American composer, dies at 85
  • 1948 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, Swedish composer, dies at 79
  • 1948 John Blackwood McEwen, Scottish classical composer, dies at 80
  • 1952 John Kirby [Kirk], American jazz double-bassist and tuba player (Benny Goodman; "Undecided"), dies at 43
  • 1960 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, Russian composer, dies at 57
  • 1962 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, Ukrainian composer, dies at 65
  • 1965 Guido Guerrini, Italian composer, dies at 74

  • 1968 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish composer (Facettes; Aniara), dies at 51
  • 1969 Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, dies of cancer at 53
  • 1974 Knud Christian Jeppesen, Danish composer, dies at 81
  • 1976 Géza Anda, Hungarian-Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok), dies at 54
  • 1978 Theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74
  • 1982 Marie Rambert [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
  • 1986 Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (Lerner & Loewe - My Fair Lady), dies at 67
  • 1989 Pete de Freitas, British drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), dies in a motorcycle accident at 27
  • 1990 Erna Berger, German soprano, dies at 89

Person of interestHenry Mancini

1994 Henry Mancini, American composer ("Pink Panther"; "Moon River"), and conductor, dies at 70

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • 1994 Lionel Grigson, British jazz musician, dies at 52
  • 1995 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47
  • 1995 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, dies at 78
  • 1996 Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73
  • 2000 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • 2004 Eamonn McGirr, Irish-born singer and entertainer
  • 2005 Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor, dies at 91
  • 2008 Jamelão, Brazilian samba singer (b. 1913)
  • 2008 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
  • 2009 Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2012 Dumitru Capoianu, Romanian conductor and classical and film composer (The Little Man), dies at 82
  • 2016 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), dies at 72