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 and conductor, dies at 78
  • 1959 Sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62
  • 1976 Keith Relf, British musician and vocalist (the Yardbirds-For Your Love, Renaissance), electrocuted while playing an improperly earthed electric guitar at 33
  • 1980 Wilhelm Weismann, German 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

Person of interestFrank Sinatra

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

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 2006 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), dies of prostate cancer at 84

Person of interestB.B. King

2015 [Riley B.] B.B. King, American blues guitarist and singer (The Thrill is Gone), dies at 89

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