Deaths in Music on May 8

  • 1684 Henri Dumont, composer, dies
  • 1818 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78
  • 1829 Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47
  • 1846 Giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59
  • 1885 Pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65
  • 1930 Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61
  • 1941 Heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86
  • 1948 Alfred Holy, Czech composer and harpist, dies at 81
  • 1959 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
  • 1960 Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
  • 1967 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 55
  • 1974 Graham Bond, British R&B musician, dies jumping under a train at 36
  • 1985 Karl Marx, German composer/conductor, dies at 87
  • 1991 Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84
  • 1993 Kees Deenik, singer/conductor
  • 1995 Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63
  • 1995 Teresa Teng, singer, dies at 41
  • 2008 Eddy Arnold, Country music star (b. 1918)