Deaths in Music on March 22

  • 1687 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (Miserere Suites de Symphonies et Trios), dies at 54
  • 1758 Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1796 Gaspare Gabellone, composer, dies at 68
  • 1798 Justin Morgan, composer, dies at 51
  • 1824 Johann Melchior Dreyer, composer, dies at 76
  • 1845 Franz Joseph Volkert, composer, dies at 67
  • 1867 Ferdinando Giorgetti, composer, dies at 70
  • 1906 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1909 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 66
  • 1929 Anton Beer-Walbrun, composer, dies at 64
  • 1951 Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra), dies at 79
  • 1952 Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
  • 1986 Mark Dinning, American singer (b. 1933)
  • 1991 Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1993 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91
  • 1994 Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter (Love Sensation), dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at 43
  • 1996 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), dies from post-operative complications at 50
  • 2008 Cachao L√≥pez, Cuban mambo musician (b. 1918)
  • 2016 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), dies from diabetes complications at 45