Deaths in Music on June 8

  • 1384 Kan'ami [Yūsaki Kiyotsugu], Japanese actor, playwright, musician and co-founder of Noh drama, dies at 51
  • 1612 Hans Leo Hassler, composer, dies at 49
  • 1742 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 62
  • 1790 Charles-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 75
  • 1796 Felice Giardini, Italian composer, dies at 80
  • 1814 Friedrich Heinrich Himmel, composer, dies at 48
  • 1870 Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer, dies at 78
  • 1884 Henry Clay Work, composer, dies at 51
  • 1906 Christian Frederik Emil Horneman, composer, dies at 65
  • 1908 Johan Lindegren, composer, dies at 66
  • 1919 Jacob Fabricius, composer, dies at 78
  • 1940 Frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69
  • 1948 Franz Carl Bornschein, composer, dies at 69
  • 1967 Elliot Griffis, American composer, dies at 74
  • 1972 Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer, dies at 68
  • 1973 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer, dies at 76
  • 1979 Louis Salvador Palange, composer, dies at 61
  • 1980 Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b. 1900)
  • 1984 Gordon Jacob, British composer, dies at 88
  • 1987 Yogi Horton, drummer (Luther Vandross), commits suicide at 33
  • 1992 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, dies at 83
  • 1994 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), dies at 76
  • 2008 Šaban Bajramović, Serbian Romani musician (b. 1936)