Deaths in Music on June 23

  • 1771 Jean-Claude Trial, French composer, dies at 38
  • 1801 Bendix Friedrich Zinck, German composer, dies at 58
  • 1817 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, Prussian composer, dies at 63
  • 1833 Nikolaus Paul Zmeskall, composer, dies at 73
  • 1888 Emil Naumann, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1891 Francis Henry Brown, composer, dies at 73
  • 1895 Joseph Paul Skelly, composer, dies at 44
  • 1901 Charles Kensington Salaman, composer, dies at 87
  • 1924 Cecil Sharp, British collector of English folk music and dance, dies at 64
  • 1928 Thomas H. Rollinson, American composer, dies at 84
  • 1951 Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70
  • 1956 Reinhold Glière, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 81
  • 1958 Edvard Armas Jarnefeldt, composer, dies at 88
  • 1959 Jean Gallon, French composer, dies at 80
  • 1959 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (b. 1920)
  • 1971 Walter Schulthess, Swiss composer, dies at 76
  • 1972 Elton Britt, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree), dies at 54
  • 1981 Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela), dies at 79
  • 1991 Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • 1994 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, dies at 83
  • 2002 Pedro 'El Rockero' Alcazar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)
  • 2010 Peter Quaife, English bass guitarist (the Kinks), dies at 66
  • 2013 Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83
  • 2015 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, dies at 83
  • 2016 Ralph Stanley, American bluegrass musician, dies at 89