On This Day

Deaths in Music on June 14

  • 1548 Carpentras, French composer
  • 1594 Orlandus Lassus, composer (Prophet sybillarum), dies at about 61
  • 1709 Gottfried Wegner, 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 Nicolo Gabrielli, composer, dies at 77
  • 1908 "Blind" Tom Wiggins, African-American pianist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1911 Johan Severin Svendsen, 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
  • 1960 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, 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 opera composer (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 (b. 1900)

Person of interestHenry Mancini

1994 Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (Pink Panther, Moon River), 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)
  • 2016 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), dies at 72