Deaths in Music on May 7

  • 1667 Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist/singer/composer, dies at 50
  • 1736 John Weldon, composer, dies at 60
  • 1793 Pietro Nardini, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1800 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Roland), dies at 72
  • 1814 Franz Volrath Buttstett, composer, dies at 79
  • 1818 Leopold Jan Antonin Kozeluh, composer, dies at 70

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1825 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (Tarare), dies in Vienna at 74

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  • 1836 Norbert Burgmuller, composer, dies at 26
  • 1876 Franz count of Pocci, German artist/composer (Alchemist), dies at 69
  • 1900 Richard Storrs Willis, composer, dies at 81
  • 1914 Edward Mollenhauer, composer, dies at 87
  • 1922 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (b. 1857)
  • 1928 Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan, composer, dies at 56
  • 1934 Edward Naylor, English composer, dies at 67
  • 1942 Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79
  • 1970 Carlos Estrada, composer, dies at 60
  • 1977 Irwin Fischer, American composer (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), dies at 73
  • 1981 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, composer, dies at 79
  • 1993 Mary Philbin, actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
  • 1995 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), dies at 84
  • 1998 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), dies at 56
  • 2004 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian singer (The Crew Cuts), dies at 73
  • 2006 Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend (b. 1943)
  • 2011 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • 2014 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, dies at 86