Musicians Who Died on March 4

  • 1617 Arcangelo Crivelli, Italian composer, dies at 70
  • 1804 Carl Leopold Röllig, German composer, glass-harmonica player, composer, and inventor (bowed pianos - orphica and xänorphika), dies at about 65 [birth date uncertain]
  • 1831 Georg Michael Telemann, German composer, dies at 82
  • 1839 Ignace Antoine Ladurner, Austrian pianist and composer, dies at 72
  • 1851 Michael Henkel, German composer and organist, dies at 70
  • 1866 Félix Danjou, French church organist, arranger, music teacher, organ builder, and political journalist, dies at 53
  • 1876 Alfred Holmes, English violinist and composer, dies at 38
  • 1918 Eugène d'Harcourt, French composer and conductor, dies at 58
  • 1925 Moritz Moszkowski, Polish-German composer, dies at 70
  • 1933 Willie Walker, American jazz singer and guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
  • 1936 Ruben Liljefors, Swedish composer, dies at 64
  • 1941 Edoardo Mascheroni, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1942 Yuliya Veysberg, Russian 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 [Warenoff], American baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1939-60), dies of a heart attack during a performance of Verddi's "La forza del destino" at 48
  • 1966 Jānis Mediņš, Latvian composer, dies at 75
  • 1968 Alexandre Eugène Cellier, French organist and composer, dies at 84
  • 1974 Mihail Andricu, Romanian pianist, composer, violinist, and music professor (Bucharest Conservatory, 1926-59), dies at 79
  • 1984 Shalva Mikhailovich Mshvelidze, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • 1986 Howard Greenfield, American song lyricist ("Calendar Girl"; "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"; "Love Will Keep Us Together"; theme to "Bewitched"), dies of a brain tumor at 50
  • 1986 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock vocalist and pianist (The Band - "The Shape I'm In"; "Tears Of Rage"), commits suicide at 42
  • 1987 Siro Cisilino, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 83
  • 1989 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), dies of meningitis at 72
  • 1992 Mary Osborne, American jazz guitarist, dies of liver cancer at 70
  • 1993 Art Hodes, Ukrainian-born American jazz, blues pianist and editor (Jazz Record), dies at 88
  • 1995 Eden Ahbez [George Aberle], American songwriter ("Nature Boy"; "Lonely Island), dies in a car accident at 86
  • 2001 Glenn Hughes, American disco singer (The Village People (Biker)), dies of cancer at 50
  • 2002 Eric Flynn, British actor and singer (b. 1939)
  • 2004 Claude Nougaro, French singer (b. 1929)
  • 2004 John McGeoch, Scottish rock guitarist (Magazine: Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Spellbound"; Visage; Public Image Ltd.), dies at 48
  • 2005 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • 2005 Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
  • 2006 Jan Felderhof, Dutch violinist and composer, dies at 98
  • 2007 Natalie Bodanya [Bodanskaya], American soprano, dies at 98
  • 2007 Richard Joseph, British computer and video game soundtrack composer, dies of lung cancer at 53
  • 2007 Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish rock and blues composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist, dies at 63
  • 2008 Leonard Rosenman, American Academy and Emmy Award-winning film and television composer (Rebel Without A Cause; Star Trek IV; Bound for Glory; Sybill), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 2009 John Cephas, American Piedmont blues guitarist (b. 1930)
  • 2009 Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist and professor of piano literature (b. 1917)
  • 2010 Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
  • 2010 Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
  • 2010 Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2010 Lolly Vegas [Candido Vasquez], American rock singer (Redbone - "Come And Get Your Love"), dies of cancer at 70
  • 2011 Johnny Preston, American pop singer (Running Bear), dies at 71
  • 2013 Fran Warren [Wolff], American big band and pop singer ("A Sunday Kind of Love"; "I Said My Pajamas (and Put On My Pray'rs)"), dies on her 87th birthday
  • 2016 Zhou Xiaoyan, Chinese operatic soprano and pedagogue (Shanghai Conservatory, 1949-65 and 1970-78), dies at 98
  • 2017 Valerie Carter, American folk-rock singer-songwriter, and session vocalist, dies of a heart attack at 64

Keith FlintKeith Flint (1969-2019)

English singer, musician and dancer (Prodigy), found dead after committing suicide at 49

  • 2020 Alan Cartwright, British rock bass player (Procol Harum, 1972-77), dies at 75