Deaths in Music on March 7

  • 1761 Antonio Palella, Italian composer and harpsichordist, dies at 68
  • 1786 Frantisek Benda, composer, dies at 76
  • 1802 Johann Georg Witthauer, German composer, dies at 50
  • 1809 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austrian composer, dies at 73
  • 1842 Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer, dies at 61
  • 1907 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, French pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1926 Jindrich Z Albestu Kaan, composer, dies at 73
  • 1939 Amadeo Roldán, Cuban composer and violinist, dies at 38
  • 1941 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik), dies at 63
  • 1966 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • 1974 Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • 1976 Erwin Kroll, German composer, dies at 90
  • 1979 Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
  • 1979 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
  • 1981 Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin, Russian conductor/composer, dies at 67
  • 1982 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer, dies at 68

  • 1983 Igor Markevich, composer, dies at 70
  • 1983 Igor Markevitch, Russian conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), dies at 70
  • 1985 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
  • 1990 Max Neuhaus, American percussionalist and composer (sound sculptures), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1993 Arnold Franchetti, Ital/US composer, dies
  • 1993 Earl Wrightson, American actor and singer (Pinafore, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1995 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer teacher organist, dies at 69
  • 2000 Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 2002 Abdul Mati [Matias Klarwein], French artist best known for his works used on music album covers (Annunciation, Grain of Sand, Bitches Brew, Aleph Sanctuary), dies at 69
  • 2006 Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)
  • 2012 Jimmy Ellis, American soul singer, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 74
  • 2013 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), dies of heart failure at 65
  • 2013 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • 2013 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies of pneumonia at 82
  • 2018 Gary Burden, American artist and one of the pioneers for the concept of album cover art (designed covers for Neil Young, Nash, The Doors), dies at 84