Deaths in Music on May 30

  • 1746 Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer, dies at 69
  • 1791 Ildephons Haas, German composer, dies at 56
  • 1797 Carl Ludwig Junker, German composer, dies at 48
  • 1833 Josef Slavik, Czech composer, dies at 27
  • 1870 Gustave Vogt, French composer, dies at 89
  • 1906 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer, dies at 30
  • 1923 Camille Chevillard, composer, dies at 63
  • 1935 Lothar Windsperger, composer, dies at 49
  • 1947 Sidney Nicholson, English composer, dies at 72
  • 1953 Dooley Wilson [Arthur Wilson], American musician and actor (Beulah, Casablanca), dies of natural causes at 67
  • 1959 Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer, dies at 85
  • 1969 Gaston Brenta, composer, dies at 66
  • 1969 John Cipollini, guitarist, dies of ephysema at 45
  • 1971 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer, dies at 85
  • 1972 Margaret Ruthven Lang, composer, dies at 104
  • 1973 Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66
  • 1977 Paul Desmond, American jazz alto saxophonist (Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • 1977 Marinus Adam, Dutch conductor and composer, dies at 76
  • 1980 Carl Radle, bassist (Derek & Dominoes), dies of a kidney ailment
  • 1986 Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 55
  • 1987 Turk Murphy, jazz trombonist, dies at 71
  • 1989 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), dies of a stroke at 83
  • 1992 Leen 't Hart, organist/composer, dies at 72
  • 1993 Sun Ra [Herman Blount,], US jazz pianist (Solar Arkestra), dies at 79
  • 1996 Bob Stroup, trombonist, dies at 57
  • 1996 John Kahn, bassist, dies at 47
  • 1997 West Arkeen, American musician, best known for co-writing several Guns N' Roses songs (It's So Easy, The Garden), dies of a drug overdose at 36
  • 2000 Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 55
  • 2003 Mickie Most, English record producer (b. 1938)