Deaths in Music on June 4

  • 1872 Stanislaw Moniuszko, composer, dies at 53
  • 1905 Carl Albert Loeschhorn, composer, dies at 85
  • 1907 Agathe Grondahl, composer, dies at 59
  • 1915 William Charles Denis Browne, composer, dies at 26
  • 1916 Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56
  • 1925 Gheorghe Dima, composer, dies at 77
  • 1939 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (b. 1900)
  • 1951 Serge Koussevitsky, conductor/composer, dies at 76
  • 1956 Max Kowalski, composer, dies at 73
  • 1972 Godfried Devreese, composer, dies at 79
  • 1989 Vaclav Kaslik, Czech opera composer/conductor, dies at 71
  • 1994 Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), dies at 48
  • 1997 Ronnie Lane, bassist (Faces), dies of multiple sclerosis at 51
  • 2001 John Hartford, American musician (b. 1937)
  • 2004 Steve Lacy, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • 2007 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2011 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)
  • 2012 Herb [Herbert] Reed, American musician (The Platters), dies at 83