Deaths in Music on May 15

  • 1609 Giovanni Croce, Italian composer (b. 1557)
  • 1746 Giovanni Antonio Ricieri, composer, dies at 67
  • 1785 Karel Blazej Kopriva, Czech organist and composer, dies at 29
  • 1821 John Wall Calcott, composer, dies at 54
  • 1822 Christian Ludwig Dieter, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1823 Antonio Frantisek Becvarovsky, composer, dies at 69
  • 1824 Alexander Campbell, composer, dies at 60
  • 1832 Carl Friedrich Zelter, composer, dies at 73
  • 1872 Thomas Hastings, composer, dies at 87
  • 1952 Italo Montemezzi, composer, dies at 76
  • 1967 Jaromir Fiala, composer, dies at 74
  • 1989 John Waldo Green, composer, dies at 80
  • 1989 Johnny Green, American songwriter (b. 1908)
  • 1991 Bud Freeman, American jazz musician and tenor saxophonist (Eel), dies of cancer at 84
  • 1994 Frederik baron van Pallandt, Danish singer (Nina & F), murdered at 61
  • 1994 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer, songwriter and programmer, dies at 71
  • 1995 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist, dies at 68
  • 1995 Perry Lederman, folk singer, dies at 52
  • 1996 George M Tindley, songwriter/vocalist, dies at 57

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2003 June Carter Cash, American musician and singer dies aged 73

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  • 2004 Clint Warwick [Albert Eccles], English bassist (Moody Blues), dies at 63
  • 2008 Alexander Courage, composer of original Star Trek theme (b. 1919)
  • 2011 Bob Flannigan, American jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 84