Deaths in Music on June 15

  • 1677 Giovanni Battista Chinelli, Italian composer, dies at 67
  • 1772 Louis-Claude Daquin, French organist/composer (La Rose), dies at 77
  • 1828 Brizio Petrucci, composer, dies at 91
  • 1831 Peter Fuchs, composer, dies at 78
  • 1839 Hans Skramstad, composer, dies at 41
  • 1865 Jakob Zeugheer, composer, dies at 61
  • 1869 Albert Grisar, composer, dies at 60
  • 1875 Johan Peter Cronhamm, Swedish composer, dies at 72
  • 1893 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), dies at 82
  • 1895 Richard Genee, composer, dies at 72
  • 1920 Michel-Gaston Carraud, composer, dies at 55
  • 1934 Alfred Bruneau, composer, dies at 77
  • 1962 Alfred Cortot, French pianist, dies at 84
  • 1968 John "Wes" Montgomery, American musician and composer, considered one of the world's greatest jazz guitarists, dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 1982 Art Pepper, American alto saxophonist and clarinetist, dies of a stroke at 56
  • 1984 Meredith Willson, composer (Meredith Willson Show), dies at 82
  • 1984 Ned Glass, actor (Charade, Street Music), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1994 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer (Never on Sunday), dies at 68

Person of interestElla Fitzgerald

1996 Ella Fitzgerald, singer, dies at 78

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
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  • 1996 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, dies at 88
  • 2001 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, dies at 83
  • 2001 Julius JuzeliĆ«nas, Lithuanian composer and organist (The Game), dies at 85
  • 2007 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), dies of multiple myeloma at 61