Deaths in Music on March 16

  • 1736 Giovanni B Pergolesi, Italian composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 26
  • 1806 Giuseppe Colla, composer, dies at 74
  • 1819 Nicolas Sejan, composer, dies at 73
  • 1867 Benjamin Hanby, composer, dies at 33
  • 1887 Emanuel Kania, Polish composer, dies at 59
  • 1919 Sigurd von Koch, Swedish composer, dies at 39
  • 1955 Mayhew Lake, composer, dies at 75
  • 1956 Joseph John Richards, composer, dies at 77
  • 1962 John Owen Jones, composer, dies at 85
  • 1967 James Friskin, composer, dies at 80
  • 1968 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • 1970 Tammi Terrell, American soul singer (You're All I Need), dies of a brain tumor at 24
  • 1970 Mary Ann Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 22

Person of interestT-Bone Walker

1975 T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • 1984 Evencio Castellanos, Venezuelan pianist, dies at 68
  • 1985 Roger Huntington Sessions, US composer (Black Masks), dies at 88
  • 1990 Ernst Bacon, American composer, dies at 91
  • 1995 Sydney Simone, band leader, dies at 80
  • 1996 Joseph Lee Pope, singer, dies at 62
  • 2004 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)
  • 2008 Ola Brunkert, Swedish session drummer for ABBA (b. 1946)
  • 2013 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer, dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • 2013 Bobby Smith, American singer (Spinners), dies at 76
  • 2014 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), dies at 86
  • 2015 Andy Fraser, English bass guitarist (Free), dies at 62
  • 2016 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader, dies at 72
  • 2017 James Cotton, American blues vocalist and harmonica player, dies at 81