On This Day

Musicians Who Died on June 29

  • 1696 Michel Lambert, French composer, dies at about 86
  • 1903 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, dies at 23
  • 1923 Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer, dies at 66

Person of interestIgnacy Jan Paderewski

1941 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish statesman and pianist, dies in NY at 80

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  • 1953 Jules van Nuffel, composer, dies at 70
  • 1964 Milenko Živković, Yugoslavian composer, dies at 63
  • 1964 Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)
  • 1965 Joseph Ryelandt, Belgian composer (Christus Rex - Christ the King), dies at 95
  • 1966 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer, dies at 82
  • 1969 Shorty Long [Frederick Earl Long], American soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge), dies at 29
  • 1969 Veselin Stoyanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 67
  • 1973 Tin-Tan [Germán Valdés], Mexican actor, singer and comedian (Spanish dubbing of The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), dies from cancer at 57
  • 1975 Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter, dies at 28 of a heroin overdose
  • 1979 Lowell George, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mothers of Invention, Little Feat), dies at 34
  • 1991 Richard "Groove" Holmes, American jazz organist (Misty), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1993 Héctor Lavoe [Pérez], Puerto Rican salsa singer dies of complications from AIDS at 46
  • 1994 Kurt Eichhorn, conductor, dies at 85
  • 1994 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, dies at 63
  • 1994 Kurt Eichorn, German conductor, dies at 85
  • 1998 Horst Jankowski, German pianist (b. 1936)
  • 2002 Rosemary Clooney, American singer (Come On-a My House) and actress (White Christmas), dies of lung cancer at 74
  • 2007 George McCorkle, American guitarist (Marshall Tucker Band), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2016 Rob Wasserman, American jazz and rock double bassist, and composer (RatDog; Duets), dies at 64
  • 2018 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), dies of colon cancer at 85
  • 2019 Gary Duncan [Grubb], American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) dies of cardiac arrest at 72
  • 2020 Hachalu Hundessa, Ethiopian singer songwriter (Waa'ee Keenyaa), shot and killed at 34