On This Day

Musicians Who Died on June 7

  • 1571 Francesco Corteccia, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 1676 Paul Gerhardt, German Luthern hymnist, dies at 69
  • 1723 Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, dies at 64
  • 1778 Johann Georg Zechner, Austrian composer, dies at 62
  • 1784 Jean-Baptiste Canavas [Canvasso], Italian composer and cellist, dies at 71
  • 1789 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, dies at 81
  • 1863 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer (Silent Night), dies at 75
  • 1893 Johann Schrammel, Austrian composer, dies at 43
  • 1896 Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (Isabella d'Aspeno), dies at 67
  • 1915 Benjamin Lambord, American composer, dies at 35
  • 1926 Henry Charles Tonking, British organist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1932 Emil Paur, Austrian conductor (Boston Symphony; New York Philharmonic; Pittsburgh Symphony; Berlin State Opera), dies at 76
  • 1945 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), dies at 69
  • 1948 Georges Hüe, French composer, dies at 90
  • 1976 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist and orchestra leader (Air time '57), dies at 61
  • 1983 Daniele Amfiteatrov, Russian-Italian pianist, conductor and Hollywood film score composer, dies at 81
  • 1990 Barbara Baxley, American stage and screen actress and singer (Norma Rae; Nashville; Countdown), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1995 "Sheikh" Imam [Eissa], Egyptian folk and protest singer-songwriter, dies at 76
  • 2001 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • 2008 Bill Coday, American musician and singer ("You’re Gonna Want Me"), dies of a stroke at 66
  • 2009 Kenny Rankin, American singer-songwriter ("Peaceful"), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • 2009 Hugh Hopper, British progressive rock and jazz bassist (Soft Machine; Stomu Yamashta's East Wind; Carla Bley), dies of leukemia at 64
  • 2010 Stuart Cable, Welsh rock drummer (Stereolab), and broadcaster, choles to death on his own vomit at 40
  • 2011 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer, choreographer, and musicologist, dies at 88
  • 2011 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • 2012 Bob Welch, American musician (Fleetwood Mac), commits suicide by gunshot at 66
  • 2012 Nabil Totah, Palestinian-American jazz double bassist, dies at 72
  • 2020 Frank Bey [Bass], American blues singer-songwriter ("All My Dues Are Paid"), dies at 74