Deaths in Music on May 19

  • 1601 Costanzo Porta, Italian composer
  • 1786 John Stanley, English blind composer and organist, dies at 74
  • 1928 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, American composer, dies at 59
  • 1935 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, French composer, dies at 74
  • 1954 Charles Ives, American composer (Unanswered Question), dies at 79
  • 1958 Bruno Sturmer, composer, dies at 65
  • 1961 Joe Howard, singer (Gay Nineties Revue), dies at 94
  • 1969 Coleman Hawkins, US jazz musician/composer, dies
  • 1971 Bernard Wagenaar, Dutch-American composer (3 Songs for Chinese), dies at 76
  • 1986 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931)
  • 1992 Hans Vogt, German composer, dies at 81
  • 2001 Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2006 Freddie Garrity, English lead singer from the band Freddie and the Dreamers (b. 1940)