Deaths in Music on March 12

  • 1563 John Bull, English composer, musician and organ builder, credited with composing Britain's national anthem "God Save The King/Queen" (debated), dies at about 68
  • 1824 Heinrich Carl Ebell, composer, dies at 48
  • 1831 Johann Franz Volkert, composer, dies at 64
  • 1832 Friedrich Kuhlau, German-Danish opera composer, dies at 45
  • 1840 Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61
  • 1852 Juan Bros y Bertomel, composer, dies at 75
  • 1877 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer, dies at 52
  • 1913 Joseph Bayer, composer, dies at 61
  • 1937 Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor, French organist/composer, dies at 93
  • 1937 Jeno Hubay, Hungarian composer, dies at 78
  • 1937 Charles-Marie Widor, French organist, composer and professor (Paris Conservatory), dies at 93
  • 1941 Charles Sanford Skilton, composer, dies at 72
  • 1942 Enrique Morera, composer, dies at 76
  • 1955 Charlie "Bird" Parker, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 34 in NYC
  • 1973 Esther Williamson Ballou, composer, dies at 57
  • 1978 Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
  • 1985 Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
  • 1993 June Valli, singer (Crying in the Chapel), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1998 Judge Dread, English reggae musician, dies from a heart attack at 52
  • 1999 Yehudi Menuhin, American-born British violinist, conductor and teacher, dies at 82
  • 2002 John "Speedy" Keen, British musician, songwriter, producer (Thunderclap Newman - "Something in the Air"), dies of heart failure at 56
  • 2005 Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (b. 1932)
  • 2011 Joseph Albert Morello, American jazz drummer, dies at 82
  • 2012 Mike Hossack, American rock drummer (Doobie Brothers), dies from cancer at 65
  • 2012 Michael Hossack, American drummer (The Doobie Brothers), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2013 Clive Burr, English drummer, dies from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56
  • 2018 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), dies of complications following a surgery at 82
  • 2018 Craig Mack, American rapper (Flava In Ya Ear), dies of heart failure at 47
  • 2018 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, dies of complications of dementia at 80