Deaths in Music on May 14

  • 1801 Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer, dies at 66
  • 1820 Paul Friedrich Struck, composer, dies at 43
  • 1833 Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer, dies at 88
  • 1847 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, German composer, dies at 41
  • 1863 Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer, dies at 46
  • 1870 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer, dies at 69
  • 1877 John Roberts, Welsh composer, minister and poet, dies at 54
  • 1904 Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1959 Sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62
  • 1976 Keith Relf, rock vocalist (Yardbirds), electrocuted at 33
  • 1980 Wilhelm Weismann, composer, dies at 79
  • 1984 Larry Stock, songwriter (Blueberry Hill), dies
  • 1990 Andre Ameller, composer, dies at 78
  • 1997 Thelma Carpenter, singer, dies at 76

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1998 Frank Sinatra, American singer ("My Way") and actor ("Guys and Dolls") , dies at 82

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
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Frank Sinatra
  • 2006 Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (b. 1922)

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2015 B.B. King, American Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, dies at 89

Blues Musician B.B. King
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B.B. King