Deaths in Music on November 13

  • 1868 Gioachino (Antonio) Rossini, Italian composer (Barber of Seville, William Tell), dies at 76
  • 1877 Pietro Coppola, composer, dies at 83
  • 1896 Antonio Peña y Goñi, Spanish composer, dies at 50
  • 1916 Frederik Septimus Kelly, composer, dies at 35
  • 1944 Paul Graener, composer, dies at 72
  • 1951 Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (Skazi), dies at 71
  • 1951 Hugo Leichtentritt, composer, dies at 77
  • 1951 Nikolai Karlovich Metner, composer, dies at 71
  • 1967 Pierre Moulaert, Belgian composer, dies at 60
  • 1967 Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
  • 1973 Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53
  • 1983 Junior Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56
  • 1986 Rudolf Schock, German opera singer, dies at 71
  • 1988 Antal Dorati, Hungarian-American conductor (Dresden Opera 1928-29), dies at 82
  • 1988 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (Beer Barrel Polka), dies at 86
  • 1992 Bobby Mcclure, US singer (Don't mess up a good thing), dies at 50)
  • 1992 Maurice Ohana, pianist/composer, dies
  • 1995 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, American songwriter, dies at 81
  • 1996 Bill Doggett [William Ballard Doggett], American jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • 1997 André Boucourechliev, French composer (b. 1925)
  • 1999 Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1915)
  • 2002 Michael “Mike” Stewart, American music producer, co-founder and guitarist for We Five (Let's Get Together), commits suicide at 57
  • 2004 John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV), dies from a fall from a two-storey balcony at his home at 42
  • 2004 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (member of Wu Tang Clan), dies of a drug overdose at 35
  • 2016 Leon Russell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), dies at 74