Deaths in Music on March 4

  • 1617 Arcangelo Crivelli, composer, dies at 70
  • 1804 Karl Leopold Rollig, composer, dies
  • 1831 Georg Michael Telemann, German composer, dies at 82
  • 1839 Ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72
  • 1851 Michael Henkel, composer, dies at 70
  • 1876 Alfred Holmes, English violinist and composer, dies at 38
  • 1918 Eugene D'Harcourt, composer, dies at 58
  • 1925 Moritz Moszkowski, Polish/German composer, dies at 70
  • 1933 Willie Walker, US jazz singer and guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
  • 1936 Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer, dies at 64
  • 1941 Edoardo Mascheroni, composer, dies at 81
  • 1942 Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer, dies at 62
  • 1954 Georg Göhler, German composer (Rückert), dies at 79
  • 1954 Noel Gay [Reginald Moxon Armitage], British composer (Who's been polishing the Sun), dies at 55
  • 1960 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60), dies on stage at 48
  • 1966 Janis Medins, Latvian composer, dies at 75
  • 1968 Alexandre Cellier, composer, dies at 84
  • 1981 Yip Harburg [Isidore Hochberg], American lyricist (Somewhere Over The Rainbow), dies in a car crash at 84
  • 1984 Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer, dies at 79
  • 1986 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock vocalist and pianist (The Band), commits suicide at 42
  • 1986 Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (b. 1936)

Person of interestTiny Grimes

1989 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), dies of meningitis at 72

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • 1992 Mary Osborne, jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer
  • 1993 Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies
  • 1995 Eden Ahbez, American songwriter (Nature Boy), dies at 86
  • 2001 Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
  • 2002 Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
  • 2004 John McGeoch, Scottish musician (b. 1955)
  • 2004 Claude Nougaro, French singer (b. 1929)
  • 2005 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • 2005 Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Natalie Bodanya (Natalie Bodanskaya), American soprano (b. 1908)
  • 2007 Richard Joseph, British games soundtrack composer (b. 1954)
  • 2007 Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
  • 2008 Leonard Rosenman, American film, television and concert composer (b. 1924)
  • 2009 Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist and professor of piano literature (b. 1917)
  • 2009 John Cephas, American Piedmont blues guitarist (b. 1930)
  • 2010 Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2010 Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
  • 2010 Lolly Vegas, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2010 Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
  • 2011 Johnny Preston, American pop singer (Running Bear), dies at 71
  • 2013 Fran Warren, American singer, dies at 87