On This Day

Musicians Who Died on June 18

  • 1686 Johann Quirsfeld, German composer, dies at 43
  • 1726 Michel-Richard Delalande, French baroque composer, dies at 68
  • 1799 Johann Andre, German composer, dies at 58
  • 1821 Charles Hague, English composer, dies at 52
  • 1850 Antoni Weinert, Polish flutist and composer, dies at 99
  • 1859 Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, Swiss composer, dies at 65
  • 1876 August Rockel, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1909 Learmont Drysdale, Scottish composer, dies at 42
  • 1911 Franjo Ksaver Kuhač, Croatian composer who collected and published 1,600 folk songs, dies at 76
  • 1934 Francisco Lacerda, Portuguese composer, dies at 65
  • 1935 August Reusner, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1939 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), dies at 73
  • 1942 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, dies at 71
  • 1952 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone, dies at 63
  • 1955 Walter Rein, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1955 Willy Burkhard, Swiss composer, dies at 55

  • 1962 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor and composer (Bruckner), dies at 82
  • 1964 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, Georgian conductor and composer (Bol’shoy Theatre, 1931-62), dies at 58
  • 1965 George Melachrino, English composer, dies at 56
  • 1973 Fritz Mahler, Austrian composer, dies at 71
  • 1983 Luther Tucker, American blues guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1996 Miriam Gideon, American composer, dies at 89
  • 2007 Georges Thurston, Canadian R&B and reggae musician and singer ( Boule Noire), dies of cancer at 55
  • 2007 Henry "Hank" Medress, American singer (The Tokens -"The Lion Sleeps tonight"), and record producer (The Chiffons; Tony Orlando & Dawn), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 2011 Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist, known as "The Big Man" (The E-Street Band), dies of complications from a stroke (b. 1942); flags in New Jersey are lowered to half-mast
  • 2014 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), dies at 85
  • 2016 Peter Feuchtwanger, German piano teacher, musicologist, and composer (Studies in Eastern Idiom; Introduction and Ragas for 8 Violas and cello), dies at 85

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  • 2018 Barry McDaniel, American lyric baritone (Deutsche Oper Berlin, 1962-99), dies at 87
  • 2020 Vera Lynn, British popular music singer, known as 'the Forces' Sweetheart' ("We'll Meet Again"; "The White Cliffs of Dover"), dies at 103
  • 2020 Lynford "Hux" Brown, Jamaican session and touring guitarist (Jimmy Cliff; Paul Simon; Toots and the Maytals), dies at 75