On This Day

Deaths in Music on May 13

  • 1732 Theodor Schwartzkopff, German composer, dies at 72
  • 1787 Johann Michael Malzat, Austrian composer, dies at 38
  • 1793 Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and abbot, dies at 72
  • 1812 Johann Matthias Sperger, composer, dies at 62
  • 1873 Kaspar Masek, composer, dies at 79
  • 1931 Josif Marinković, Serbian composer, dies at 79
  • 1942 Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41
  • 1945 Tubby Hall, American musician (b. 1895)
  • 1971 Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, Russian composer, dies 67
  • 1975 Bob Wills [James Robert Wills], American musician ('King of Western Swing', Steel Guitar Rag), dies from bronchial pneumonia at 69
  • 1981 Carl Weinrich, American organist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1982 Gara Garayev [Kara Karayev], Soviet-Azerbaijani composer (Seven Beauties), dies at 64
  • 1982 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • 1988 Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, fell to death out of a hotel window at 59
  • 1991 James "Jimmy" McPartland, American cornetist and musician (Magic Horn), dies of cancer at 83
  • 2005 Eddie Barclay, French record producer (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave), dies at 56
  • 2010 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist, dies at 87
  • 2011 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), dies at 81
  • 2011 Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (b. 1942)
  • 2011 Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist (Beaux Arts Trio), dies at 95
  • 2012 Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bassist, dies at 70
  • 2019 Jerome Callet, American musician and designer of brass instruments, dies at 89

Person of interestDoris Day

2019 Doris Day [Kappelhoff], American singer, animal welfare activist and actress known as the "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much), dies of pneumonia at 97

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day