Deaths in Music on March 13

  • 1716 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 46
  • 1756 Johann Melchior Conradi, composer, dies at 81
  • 1817 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, dies at 77
  • 1839 Robert Gallenberg, composer, dies at 55
  • 1890 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • 1918 Karel Stecker, composer, dies at 57
  • 1934 Fritz Cortolezis, composer, dies at 56
  • 1945 Herbert Bedford, composer, dies at 78
  • 1946 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer, dies at 69
  • 1970 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), dies of internal hemorrhages at 45
  • 1971 Piero Coppola, Italian composer, dies at 82
  • 1978 David McKinley Williams, composer, dies at 91
  • 1980 Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer, dies at 61
  • 1982 Albert Weisser, composer, dies at 64
  • 1985 Robert "Bob" Shad [Abraham Shadrinsky], American record producer and record label owner (Big Brother and the Holding Company), dies at 65
  • 1987 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1987 Gerald Moore, English pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at 87
  • 1990 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (b. 1915)
  • 1992 Clarence Wright, singer, dies at 84
  • 1994 Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
  • 1995 Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), dies at 65
  • 1999 Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
  • 2004 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, dies at 75
  • 2005 Lyn Collins [Gloria Lavern Collins], American soul singer (Think About It), dies from cardiac arrhythmia at 56
  • 2006 Arne Dørumsgaard, Norwegian composer, dies at 84
  • 2011 Owsley Stanley, Sound Engineer for The Grateful Dead and renowned LSD manufacturer (b. 1935)
  • 2015 Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), dies of cancer at 77