Deaths in Music on March 25

  • 1620 Johannes Nucius, German composer
  • 1738 Turlough O'Carolan, Irish harper and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1766 Johannes Ritschel, composer, dies at 26
  • 1799 Constantin Reindl, composer, dies at 60
  • 1823 Coelestin Jungbauer, composer, dies at 75
  • 1852 Alexis Garaude, composer, dies at 73
  • 1880 Joseph Rummel, composer, dies at 61
  • 1909 Ruperto Chapi, Spanish composer, dies at 57

Person of interestClaude Debussy

1918 Claude Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La Mer), dies in Paris at 55

Composer Claude Debussy
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Claude Debussy
  • 1940 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51
  • 1956 George Luther Foote, composer, dies at 70
  • 1957 Fud Livingston, American jazz clarinetist and composer, dies at 50
  • 1958 Emerson Whithorne, composer, dies at 73
  • 1958 Tom Brown, American dixieland jazz trombonist, dies at 69
  • 1959 Billy Mayerl, composer, dies at 56
  • 1965 Giorgio Federico Ghedini, composer, dies at 72
  • 1967 Renato Cellini, Italian conductor (b.c.1913)
  • 1969 Billy Cotton, British bandleader & entertainer (b. 1889)
  • 1979 Anton Heiller, composer, dies at 55
  • 1980 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
  • 1991 Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
  • 1991 Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
  • 2006 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2006 Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)