Musicians Who Died on March 24

  • 1631 Philipp Dulichius, composer, dies at 68
  • 1654 Samuel Scheidt, German composer (Concertus sacri), dies at 66
  • 1755 Theodor Christlieb Reinhold, German composer, dies at 72
  • 1825 Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer, dies at 64
  • 1838 Thomas Attwood, English organist and composer, dies at 72
  • 1878 Albin Masek, Czech composer, dies at 73
  • 1894 Robert Prescott Stewart, composer, dies at 68
  • 1916 Enrique Granados, Spanish concert pianist, and composer (Goyescas), drowns crossing the English Channel when his ferry is sunk by a German torpedo attack at 48
  • 1918 Théophile "Théo" Ysaÿe, Belgian composer and pianist, dies at 53
  • 1921 Déodat de Séverac, French composer (Cerdaña), dies at 48
  • 1946 Gustaf Heintze, Swedish composer, dies at 66
  • 1962 (John) Jean Goldkette, French jazz pianist and bandleader, dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1967 Marc Lavry [Levin], Latvian-Israeli composer (Emek; Independence Symphony; Song of Songs], and conductor, dies at 63 [1]
  • 1975 Oscar Rasbach, American composer, dies at 86
  • 1977 Saburō Moroi, Japanese composer and educator, dies at 73
  • 1985 George London, Canadian bass-baritone (Rigoleto- "Monterone"), dies at 64
  • 1989 Arnett Cobb, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Lionel Hampton), dies at 70
  • 1994 David Van Vactor, American classical composer, dies at 87
  • 1994 Tommy Benford, American jazz drummer, dies at 88
  • 1995 Joey Long, blues/cajun guitarist, dies at 62
  • 1996 Maria Lucia Beltran Alcayaga, singer, dies at 66
  • 1997 Harold Melvin, American soul and R&B singer (The Blue Notes - "If You Don't Know Me By Now"), dies at 57
  • 2000 Al Grey, American jazz trombonist (Snap Your Fingers), dies aged 74
  • 2003 Dave Dallwitz, South Australian jazz and classical pianist, bandleader, composer, and visual artist, dies at 88
  • 2008 Chalmers "Spanky" Alford‎, American guitarist (b. 1955)
  • 2008 Neil Aspinall, British music executive (The Beatles), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • 2009 Uriel Jones, American jazz and session drummer (Motown's Funk Brothers), dies from complications of a heart attack at 74
  • 2010 Jim Marshall, American photographer (The Beatles final concert in San Francisco; Woodstock Festival), dies at 74
  • 2010 Johnny Maestro, American rock vocalist (Crests - "16 Candles"; Brooklyn Bridge), dies at 70
  • 2015 Maria Radner, German operatic contralto, specializing in Wagner, dies in a plane crash at 33
  • 2015 Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German bass-baritone opera singer (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), dies in plane crash at 54
  • 2018 José Antonio Abreu, Venezuelan conductor, pianist and teacher (El Sistema), dies at 78
  • 2018 Lys Assia, Swiss singer who won the 1st Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, dies at 94
  • 2020 Bill Rieflin, American rock drummer (Nine Inch Nails; R.E.M.; King Crimson. 2013-20), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2020 Gerard Schurmann, Dutch-British conductor, and composer of classical music (The Double Heart), and film scores, (The Bedford Incident), dies at 96
  • 2020 Manu Dibango, Cameroonian musician (Soul Makossa), dies of COVID-19 at 86