Deaths in Music on June 16

  • 1651 Marsilio Casentini, composer, dies at 74
  • 1804 Johann Adam Hiller, composer, dies at 75
  • 1808 Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer, dies at 60
  • 1831 Josef Schnabel, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1837 Valentino Fioravanti, composer, dies at 72
  • 1910 Wendelin Weissheimer, composer, dies at 72
  • 1925 Emmett Hardy, American jazz musician, dies at 22
  • 1939 Chick Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader (b. 1905)
  • 1940 Vitezslava Kapralova, composer, dies at 25
  • 1946 Miloje Milojevic, composer, dies at 61
  • 1958 JosĂ© Pablo Moncayo, Mexican composer (Huapango), dies at 45
  • 1969 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, composer, dies at 53
  • 1970 Heino Eller, Estonian composer, dies at 83
  • 1975 Don Robey, US gospel/impresario/producer, dies at 71
  • 1979 Ben Weber, American composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62
  • 1982 James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist (Pretenders), overdoses on drugs
  • 1986 Maurice DuruflĂ©, French composer and organist (b. 1902)
  • 1990 Eva Turner, British soprano, dies
  • 1991 Vicky Brown, US singer (Power of Love), dies
  • 1994 Kristen Pfaff, US bass guitarist (Hole-Live through this), dies at 24
  • 1994 Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble, dies at 88
  • 1999 David Edward Sutch, British musician (b. 1940)