On This Day

Deaths in Music 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 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

Person of interestJerome Kern

1945 Jerome Kern, American composer (Sally, Leave it to Jane), dies at 60

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern
  • 1954 J. Rosamund Johnson, American composer ("Lift Every Voice And Sing"), dies at 81
  • 1956 Victor Young, American composer and orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
  • 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
  • 1973 Stringbean [David Akeman], American banjoist and comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 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
  • 1984 Jan Novák, Czech classical composer, dies at 63
  • 1988 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist (b. 1900)
  • 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, enthomusicologist, dies at 68
  • 1996 Jo Baker, American blues-rock vocalist (Elvin Bishop), dies of liver disease at 48
  • 2007 John Peterson, American drummer (the Beau Brummels), dies at 65
  • 2014 James Erb, American composer, arranger, and musicologist (Shenendoah), dies at 88
  • 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