Deaths in Music on November 11

  • 1677 Barbara Strozzi, Italian singer and composer, dies at 58
  • 1895 Julius Tausch, composer, dies at 68
  • 1901 Antonio Zamara, composer, dies at 72
  • 1907 Henry Gadsby, composer, dies at 64
  • 1912 Joseph Wieniawski, composer, dies at 75
  • 1929 Mieczyslaw Soltys, composer, dies at 66
  • 1936 Edward German, composer, dies at 74
  • 1945 Jerome Kern, US composer (Sally, Leave it to Jane), dies at 60
  • 1954 John Rosamund Johnson, composer, dies at 81
  • 1956 Victor Young, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
  • 1964 Edward Steuermann, composer, dies at 72
  • 1967 Harry Seymour, composer/actor (Tenderfoot), dies of heart attack at 76
  • 1968 Jeanne Demessieux, composer, dies at 47
  • 1972 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (Allman Brothers Band), dies in motorcycle crash at 24
  • 1973 Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1974 Alfonso Leng, composer, dies at 80
  • 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
  • 1994 Elizabeth Lefanu Maconchy, Engl composer (My Dark Heart), dies at 87
  • 1995 Kenneth Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist, dies at 68
  • 2007 John Peterson, American drummer (the Beau Brummels), dies at 65
  • 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