Deaths in Music on March 5

  • 1732 Joseph-Francois Salomon, composer, dies at 82
  • 1778 Thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67
  • 1795 Josef Reicha, composer, dies at 42
  • 1873 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer, dies at 34
  • 1876 Marie d'Agoult, [pen name Daniel Stern], French author and mother of composer Franz Liszt's children, dies at 70
  • 1893 Richard Samuel Hughes, composer, dies at 37
  • 1919 Jozef Surzynski, composer, dies at 67
  • 1947 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), dies at 63
  • 1952 Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer, dies at 63
  • 1953 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), dies at 61
  • 1956 Erich Itor Kahn, composer, dies at 50
  • 1962 Otakar Jeremias, composer, dies at 69
  • 1963 Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies at 41

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1963 Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

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  • 1963 Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 1972 Nils Bjorkander, composer, dies at 78
  • 1973 Rupert Crosse, actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45
  • 1973 Michael Jeffery, British music manager (b. 1933)
  • 1977 Lockrem Johnson, American composer, dies at 52
  • 1977 Moses Pergament, composer, dies at 83
  • 1979 Vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81
  • 1984 Harry Salter, orchestra leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85
  • 1984 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Scarpia in Tosca), dies at 70
  • 1994 Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player, dies at 75
  • 1995 Vivian Stanshall, British musician (Magical Mystery Tour), dies at 51
  • 2016 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), dies at 86
  • 2017 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, dies at 78