Musicians Who Died on March 19

  • 1711 Thomas Ken, English bishop and hymn-writer (b. 1637)
  • 1782 Louis-Henry Paisible, French composer, dies at 33
  • 1796 Stephen Storace, English composer, dies at 33
  • 1797 Philip Hayes, English composer, dies at 58
  • 1811 Frantisek Adam Mica, composer, dies at 65
  • 1845 George Augustus Kollmann, composer, dies at 56
  • 1850 Adalbert Gyrowetz [Vojtěch Jírovec], Bohemian composer (Robert oder die Prüfung), dies at 87 [1]
  • 1866 Louis Clapisson, French composer and violinist, dies at 57
  • 1876 Jozef Stefani, Polish composer, dies at 75
  • 1884 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, composer, dies at 54
  • 1893 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian organist, conductor, military bandleader, and composer, dies at 69 [1]
  • 1900 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer and piano pedagogue (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises), dies at 80
  • 1905 Makar Ekmalyan, Armenian composer (Patarag - Divine Liturgy of Armenia), dies at 49
  • 1913 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, dies at 87
  • 1943 Vicente Ripollés, Spanish composer, dies at 75
  • 1945 Clyde Hart, American swing and bebop jazz piano player and arranger (Stuff Smith; Lionel Hampton; Roy Eldridge), dies of tuberculosis at 35
  • 1947 Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and music critic, dies at 52
  • 1954 Walter Braunfels, German composer (Die Vögel -The Birds), dies at 71
  • 1961 Edric Cundell, British composer (Serbia; The Tragedy of Deirdre) conductor, and educator (Guildhall School of Music, 1938-56), dies at 68
  • 1965 Lavere "Buster" Harding, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Count Basie; Dizzy Gillespie; Billie Holiday), dies at 53
  • 1969 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, dies at 65
  • 1976 George Sklavos, Greek composer, dies at 87
  • 1976 Paul Kossoff, British rock guitarist (Free - "All Right Now"), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 25
  • 1982 Randy Rhoads, American heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), dies in an air crash at 25
  • 1989 Alan Civil, British horn player (played solo on Beatles "For No One"), dies of liver and kidney failure at 59
  • 1990 Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)
  • 1992 Henry Leland Clarke, American composer, dies at 85
  • 1993 Jeff Ward, drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
  • 1993 Karen Dalton (née Cariker); American country blues and folk singer, guitarist, and banjo player (In My Own Time). dies of AIDS related complications at 55
  • 1995 Kenneth Loveless, British priest, concertina player, and folk dancer, dies at 83
  • 1996 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, dies at 65
  • 1996 Frank Wigglesworth, American composer (The Willowdale Handcar), dies at 78
  • 1999 Bob Cato, American photographer, graphic artist and Grammy Award-winning album cover designer (Columbia Records; United Artists), of complications of Alzheimer's disease at 75
  • 2007 Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2009 Ion Dolănescu, Romanian singer and politician (b. 1944)
  • 2011 Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter, dies at 90
  • 2015 Michael Brown, American rock keyboardist and songwriter (Left Banke - Walk Away Renee; Pretty Ballerina), dies of heart failure at 65
  • 2015 Peter Katin, British concert pianist, dies at 84
  • 2018 Irwin Hoffman, American conductor, dies at 93