Deaths in Music on June 21

  • 1621 Kry┼ítof Harant, Polish soldier, writer, and composer (b. 1564)
  • 1887 Adolf Schimon, composer, dies at 67
  • 1900 Polibo Fumagalli, Italian composer, dies at 69
  • 1908 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (Sheherazade), dies at 64 (OS 8 Jun)
  • 1914 Glauco Velasquez, composer, dies at 30
  • 1946 Heinrich Kaminski, composer, dies at 59
  • 1968 Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91
  • 1972 Seth Bingham, composer, dies at 90
  • 1975 Heinz Lau, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1979 Angus Maclise, American mystic, shaman, musician, and composer (b. 1938)
  • 1980 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, dies of a stroke at 56
  • 1981 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer, dies on his 81st birthday
  • 1986 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author (b. 1923)
  • 1992 Thomas Whitfield, gospel vocalist, dies of heart attack at 38
  • 1993 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor (b. 1928)
  • 1997 Art Prysock, jazz musician, dies at 68
  • 1999 Kami, Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (b. 1973)
  • 2000 Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
  • 2001 John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen), dies at 83
  • 2015 Gunther Schuller, American hornist and jazz composer (1994 Pulitzer Prize), dies at 89