Deaths in Music on June 3

  • 1661 Gottfried Scheidt, composer, dies at 67
  • 1804 Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, composer, dies at 35
  • 1809 John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer, dies at 58
  • 1849 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, French classical guitarist and composer, dies at 73
  • 1858 Julius Reubke, composer, dies at 24
  • 1872 Heinrich Esser, composer, dies at 53

Person of interestGeorges Bizet

1875 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), dies at 36

Composer Georges Bizet
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Georges Bizet
  • 1877 Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1800)
  • 1888 Cark Reidel, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1890 Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer, dies at 76
  • 1898 Nikolai Afanisev, composer, dies at 77
  • 1899 Johann Baptist Strauss Jr., Austrian composer (Waltz King), dies at 73
  • 1913 Josef Richard Rozkosny, composer, dies at 79
  • 1953 Florence Price, American composer (Wanamaker Prize 1932) and 1st African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra, dies at 66
  • 1959 Ole Windingstad, composer, dies at 73
  • 1986 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoérée, Belgian-French composer, dies at 89
  • 1990 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (b. 1949)
  • 1994 Hub Matthijsen, violinist/bandmaster, dies at 52
  • 1998 Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (b. 1922)
  • 2004 Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (b. 1966)
  • 2004 Jonathan D Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), dies of leukaemia at 61
  • 2006 Johnny Grande, original accordion/piano/keyboard player for Bill Haley's Comets (b. 1932)
  • 2009 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", dies of complications from surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding at 80
  • 2009 Sam Butera, American jazz musician (b. 1927)
  • 2011 Andrew Gold, American singer, musician and songwriter. (b. 1951)