Deaths in Music on June 7

  • 1571 Francesco Corteccia, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 1723 Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, dies at 64
  • 1778 Johann Georg Zechner, Austrian composer, dies at 62
  • 1784 Jean-Baptiste Canavas, composer, 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, composer, dies at 43
  • 1896 Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (b. 1829)
  • 1915 Benjamin Lambord, composer, dies at 35
  • 1926 Henry Charles Tonking, British organist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1932 Emil Paur, Austrian conductor, dies at 76
  • 1945 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), dies at 69
  • 1948 Georges Adolphe Hue, composer, dies at 90
  • 1965 Pierre Cardevielle, Fren composer/conductor (L'ile Rouge), dies at 59
  • 1976 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist and orchestra leader (Air time '57), dies at 61
  • 1983 Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer, dies at 81
  • 1990 Barbara Baxley, American actress and singer (Norma Rae, Countdown), dies at 67 of a heart attack
  • 1995 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, dies at 76
  • 2001 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones) (b. 1952)
  • 2008 Bill Coday, American musician and singer (You’re Gonna Want Me), dies of a stroke at 66
  • 2009 Kenny Rankin, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2009 Hugh Hopper, British musician (b. 1945)
  • 2010 Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • 2011 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer and composer. (b. 1923)
  • 2011 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • 2012 Bob Welch, American musician, commits suicide by gunshot at 66