Musicians Who Died on November 15

  • 1712 Giuseppe Vignola, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • 1750 Pantaleon Hebenstreit, German musician, composer, and instrument inventor, dies at 81
  • 1787 Christoph Willibald Gluck, Austrian composer (Iphigénie Tauride), dies at 73
  • 1788 Peregrinus Pogl, composer, dies at 77
  • 1815 Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer, dies at 65
  • 1831 Vincenc Mašek, Bohemian composer, dies at 76
  • 1842 Joseph Rastrelli, German composer, dies at 43
  • 1907 Horatio Richmond Palmer, American composer and choir director, dies at 73
  • 1918 Georges Antoine, Belgian composer, dies at 26
  • 1963 (Frederick) "Fritz" Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (Cincinnati Symphony, 1922-31; Pittsburgh Symphony, 1938-48; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1953-63), and educator (Curtis Institute), dies of pneumonia at 74 [1]
  • 1977 Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, dies at 71
  • 1986 Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), dies at 89
  • 1995 Kristian Lundin, record producer, dies at 22
  • 1997 Saul Chaplin [Kaplan], American Oscar Award-winning stage, and screen composer, arranger, and orchestrator (An American in Paris; "The Anniversary Song"), dies at 85
  • 2000 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, dies at 93
  • 2003 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Annie), dies of cancer at 78
  • 2003 Speedy West, Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Dulcie Gray, British singer, actress, author and lepidopterist (Mine Own Executioner), dies at 95
  • 2011 Mark "Moogy" Klingman, American rock musician and songwriter (Utopia) dies of bladder cancer at 61
  • 2014 (Bernard) "Bunny" Briggs, American tap dancer 'Duke's dancer', dies at 92
  • 2015 P. F. Sloan [Philip Schlein], American songwriter ("Eve of Destruction"; "Secret Agent Man"), session guitarist, and singer, dies of pancreatic cancer at 70
  • 2016 Jules Eskin, American cellist (Boston Symphony, 1964-2016), dies of cancer at 85 [1]
  • 2016 Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (Peter, Paul and Mary; John Denver), dies at 92
  • 2016 Mose Allison, American jazz and blues piano player, singer, and composer ("Everybody's Cryin Mercy"; "Your Mind Is on Vacation"), dies at 89
  • 2017 Lil Peep [Gustav Åhr], American rapper, dies of a drug overdose at 21
  • 2018 Roy Clark, American country singer and banjo player (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show), dies at 85
  • 2021 Heber Bartolome, Filipino folk-rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bandurria and kubing player (Banyuhay - "Nena"), dies at 73