Musicians Who Died on March 25

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

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy (1862-1918)

French composer (Nocturnes, La Mer), dies of cancer at 55

  • 1940 Ion Nonna Otescu, Romanian composer and educator (Bucharest Conservatory, 1913-40), dies at 51
  • 1951 Sidney “Big Sid” Catlett, American jazz drummer (Louis Armstrong), dies of a heart attack at 41
  • 1956 George Luther Foote, American composer, dies at 70
  • 1957 Joseph "Fud" Livingston, American jazz clarinetist, arranger, and composer ("I'm Thru With Love") and composer, dies at 50
  • 1958 Emerson Whithorne, American composer, dies at 73
  • 1958 Tom Brown, American dixieland jazz trombonist, dies at 69
  • 1959 Billy Mayerl, British pianist, music hall songwriter, and musical theatre composer, dies at 55
  • 1965 Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • 1967 Renato Cellini, Italian conductor (b.c.1913)
  • 1969 Billy Cotton, British bandleader and entertainer, dies at 69
  • 1979 Anton Heiller, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 55
  • 1980 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor and pianist, dies at 66
  • 1981 Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader and pianist, dies at 73
  • 1991 Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
  • 1991 Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
  • 2006 (Alvis) "Buck" Owens, American "Bakersfield Sound" country singer-songwriter ("Under Your Spell Again"), bandleader (The Buckaroos - "Act Naturally"), and TV personality (Hee Haw), dies of an apparent heart attack at 76
  • 2006 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2009 "England" Dan [Seals], American pop and country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"), dies of cancer at 61
  • 2022 Taylor Hawkins, American drummer (Foo Fighters - "Everlong"; "My Hero"), dies at 50