Deaths in Music on June 20

  • 1787 Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola player/composer, dies at 63
  • 1833 Philip Knapton, composer, dies at 44
  • 1837 Giovanni Furno, composer, dies at 89
  • 1842 Michael Umlauf, composer, dies at 60
  • 1888 Cesare Dominiceti, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • 1890 Theodore Lajarte, French writer on music and composer, dies at 63
  • 1922 Vittorio Monti, composer, dies at 54
  • 1923 Joseph Leopold Rockel, composer, dies at 85
  • 1925 Wilhelm Posse, composer, dies at 72
  • 1940 Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29
  • 1948 George Frederick Boyle, Australian-American composer, dies at 61
  • 1964 Edgar Barrier, American actor (Phantom of the Opera, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • 1965 Ira Louvin, country singer (Louvin Brothers), dies at 41
  • 1975 Daniel Ayala Perez, composer, dies at 68
  • 1980 Allan Pettersson, Swedish composer, dies at 68
  • 1984 Hans Studer, Swiss composer, dies at 73
  • 1995 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician, dies at 84
  • 1996 Jim Ellison, American musician (Material Issue), commits suicide at 32
  • 1997 Lawrence Payton, rocker (4 Tops-I'll Be There), dies at 59
  • 2006 Claydes Charles Smith, American musician (Kool & The Gang), dies at 57
  • 2011 Jerome Rosen, American composer, dies at 89
  • 2016 Bill Ham [Billy Mack Ham], American music impresario and manager (ZZ Top), dies at 79
  • 2017 Prodigy [Albert Johnson], American rapper (Mobb Deep), dies at 42
  • 2018 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), dies at 70