Musicians Who Died on June 29

  • 1696 Michel Lambert, French composer, dies at about 86
  • 1798 Kaat Mussel [Catharina Mulder], Dutch organist (led Orange riots in Rotterdam), dies at 75
  • 1903 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, dies at 23
  • 1923 Gustave Kerker,German-American composer, dies at 66
  • 1944 Chick Henderson [Henderson Rowntree], British dance band vocalist (Joe Loss Orchestra - "Begin the Beguine"), killed in action while serving in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, at 31
  • 1953 Jules van Nuffel, Belgian composer and priest, dies at 70
  • 1964 Eric Dolphy, American jazz saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute player, dies of insulin shock at 36
  • 1964 Milenko Živković, Yugoslavian composer, dies at 63
  • 1965 Joseph Ryelandt, Belgian composer (Christus Rex - Christ the King), dies at 95
  • 1966 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer, dies at 82
  • 1969 (Frederick) "Shorty" Long, American soul singer and pianist ("Here Comes The Judge"; "Devil In A Blue Dress"), dies in a boating accident 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
  • 1986 Dusolina Giannini, Italian-American dramatic soprano (New York Metropolitan Opera, 1935-42), and teacher, dies at 83
  • 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, German conductor, dies at 85
  • 1994 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, dies at 63
  • 1998 Horst Jankowski, German jazz and easy listening pianist ("A Walk In The Black Forest"), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 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
  • 2021 John Lawton, British rock singer (Lucifer's Friend, 1970-76, 1981-82, 2014–21; Uriah Heep, 1977-79), dies at 74