On This Day

Musicians Who Died on November 11

  • 1677 Barbara Strozzi, Italian singer and composer, dies at 58
  • 1895 Julius Tausch, German composer, dies at 68
  • 1901 Antonio Zamara, Austrian harpist, teacher, and composer, dies at 72
  • 1907 Henry Gadsby, English musician and composer, dies at 64
  • 1912 Józef Wieniawski, Polish pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 75
  • 1929 Mieczyslaw Soltys, Polish composer, dies at 66
  • 1936 Edward German, English Welsh composer (Merrie England), dies at 74

Jerome Kern

1945 Jerome Kern, American composer (Sally; Leave It To Jane), dies at 60

  • 1954 J. Rosamund Johnson, American composer ("Lift Every Voice And Sing"), dies at 81
  • 1964 Edward Steuermann, Austrian American composer, dies at 72
  • 1967 Harry Seymour, American composer, actor (Tenderfoot), dies of heart attack at 76
  • 1968 Jeanne Demessieux, French organist and composer (Te Deum), dies at 47
  • 1972 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (The Allman Brothers Band), dies in motorcycle crash at 24
  • 1974 Alfonso Leng, Chilean dentist and composer (Doloras), dies at 90
  • 1977 Greta Keller, Vienna-born cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
  • 1979 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • 1982 Gösta Törner, Swedish hot jazz and session trumpeter and bandleader, dies at 70
  • 1984 Jan Novák, Czech classical composer, dies at 63
  • 1988 William Ifor Jones, Welsh organist and conductor, dies at 88
  • 1990 Lisa Kirk, American Broadway singer and actress (Kiss Me Kate), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • 1993 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer (After Hours), dies at 79
  • 1993 Olavi Pesonen, Finnish composer, dies at 84
  • 1994 Elizabeth Lefanu Maconchy, English composer (My Dark Heart), dies at 87
  • 1995 Kenneth S. Goldstein, American folklorist and record producer, dies at 68
  • 1996 Jo Baker, American blues-rock vocalist (Elvin Bishop), dies of liver disease at 48
  • 1998 Patrick "Paddy" Clancy, Irish folk singer, harmonic player, and songwriter (The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem - "Carrickfergus"), dies of lung ccancer at 76
  • 2007 John Peterson, American drummer (the Beau Brummels), dies at 65
  • 2013 Billy Adamson, Scottish drummer (The Searchers, 1969-98), dies at 69
  • 2014 James Erb, American composer, arranger, and musicologist (Shenendoah), dies at 88
  • 2014 Big Bank Hank [Henry Lee Jackson] American rapper (The Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"), dies of cancer at 58
  • 2015 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motörhead), dies from liver failure at 61
  • 2016 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), dies at 79
  • 2017 Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night of the Iguana, Play of the Week), dies at 92
  • 2021 Graeme Edge, British rock drummer, and poet (Moody Blues - "The Dream"; "Morning Glory"), dies at 80