Deaths in Music on November 1

  • 1672 Heinrich Schutz, German composer, dies at 87
  • 1711 Christian Demelius, composer, dies at 68
  • 1750 Giuseppe Sammartini, composer, dies at 55
  • 1768 Pierre van Maldere, composer, dies at 39
  • 1788 Johann Samuel Schroeter, composer, dies
  • 1810 Georg Anton Kreusser, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1817 Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti, composer, dies at 79
  • 1825 Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa, composer, dies at 49
  • 1844 August Ferdinand Haeser, composer, dies at 45
  • 1895 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer, dies at 61
  • 1927 Florence Mills, dancer/singer, dies in NYC at 32
  • 1942 Hugo Distler, composer, dies at 34
  • 1962 Winter Haynes Watts, composer, dies at 78
  • 1975 Norbert Rosseau, composer, dies at 67
  • 1975 Philip James, composer, dies at 85
  • 1982 Leighton Lucas, composer, dies at 79
  • 1983 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn Catalog), dies at 96
  • 1986 Sippie Wallace, blues singer, dies at 88
  • 2004 Mac Dre, American rapper (b. 1970)
  • 2004 Terry Knight, American music producer and promoter (Grand Funk Railroad), is murdered at 61
  • 2005 Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
  • 2008 Nathaniel Mayer, American soul musician (b. 1944)
  • 2008 Yma Sumac, Peruvian singer (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Shakir Stewart, American music producer (b. 1974)
  • 2014 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), dies at 48
  • 2017 Katie Lee, American folk singer, environmentalist and author (Colorado River Songs), dies at 98