On This Day

Musicians Who Died on March 1

  • 1619 Thomas Campion, English physician, composer, poet (Poemata), dies at 53
  • 1643 Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • 1693 Benedict Schultheiss, German composer, dies at 39
  • 1771 Isfrid Kayser, German composer, dies at 58
  • 1777 Georg Christoph Wagenzeil, Austria (court) composer & pianist, dies at 62
  • 1788 Orazio Mei, Italian composer, dies at 56
  • 1797 Juan Manuel Olivares, Venezuelan composer, dies at 36
  • 1804 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, German composer, dies at 63
  • 1817 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • 1859 Josef Theodor Krov, Bohemian composer, singer and teacher, dies at 61
  • 1914 Tor Aulin, Swedish composer, dies at 47
  • 1918 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, Swedish composer, dies at 64
  • 1928 Herbert Brewer, English composer, dies at 62
  • 1928 Jacob Adolf Hägg, Swedish composer, dies at 77
  • 1932 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist and alto-saxophonist, killed in a car accident at 25
  • 1964 Sergius Kagen, American pianist & composer, dies at 54

  • 1965 Boleslav Vomáček, Czech composer, dies at 77
  • 1970 Lucille Hegamin, American singer & entertainer, dies at 75
  • 1972 Victor Babin, Russian composer, dies at 63
  • 1972 Vladimir Golschmann, French-American conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1931-57), dies at 78 [1]
  • 1974 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (Moanin'), dies of cirrhosis, at 38
  • 1976 Jean Martinon, French conductor & composer, dies at 66
  • 1980 John Jacob Niles, American composer & singer, dies at 87
  • 1985 Eugene List, American concert pianist & teacher (Eastman School of Music), dies at 66
  • 1991 Scott Huston, American composer, dies at 74
  • 1991 Frank Esler-Smith, English-Australian rock keyboardist (Air Supply), dies at 42
  • 1991 Louis Saguer, German born French composer ( Lili Merveille), dies at 83
  • 1994 Timothy Andrew James Souster, British composer, dies at 51
  • 1994 Walter Kent, American composer (I'll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82
  • 1994 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer & pianist, dies at 87
  • 1996 (Elijah) Doug Quattlebaum, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter (Softee Man Blues), dies at 67
  • 2000 Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
  • 2006 Johnny Jackson, American drummer (The Jackson 5), dies at 54
  • 2007 Joel Brodsky, American photographer, credited with photographing over 400 album covers, dies of a heart attack at 67 [1]
  • 2013 Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), dies at 81
  • 2015 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and founder of Riverside Records label, dies at 91
  • 2016 Martha Wright, American actress & singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92
  • 2021 Ralph Peterson Jr., American jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers; Fo'tet), and educator (Berklee), dies of cancer at 58