Musicians Who Died on November 18

  • 1678 Giovanni Maria Bononcini, composer, dies at 36
  • 1771 Giuseppe de Majo, Italian composer and organist, dies at 73
  • 1822 Anton Teyber, Austrian composer, dies at 66
  • 1841 Georg Christoph Grosheim, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1852 Anton Bernhard Furstenau, composer, dies at 60
  • 1887 Eduard Marxsen, German pianist and composer, dies at 81
  • 1887 Heinrich Panofka, German violist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1951 Václav Kálik, Czech composer, dies at 60
  • 1951 Will Vodery, African-American composer, dies at 66
  • 1953 Ruth Crawford Seeger, American modernist classical and folk music composer (String Quartet, 1931; Rissolty, Rossolty), dies at 52
  • 1966 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • 1969 Léon Jongen, Belgian organist, composer, and academic, dies at 85
  • 1969 Ted Heath, British jazz trombonist, composer, and big bandleader, dies at 67
  • 1970 Hal Dickinson, American singer (Modernaires), dies at 56
  • 1971 (Herman) "Junior" Parker, American blues and soul singer and musician (Mystery Train), dies during brain tumor surgery at 39
  • 1972 Danny Whitten, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Crazy Horse; Rod Stewart - "I Don't Want To Talk About It"), dies of a methaqualone overdose at 29
  • 1972 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer, dies at 90
  • 1978 Lennie Tristano, American jazz pianist (The New Tristano), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1986 Lajos Bárdos, Hungarian conductor, composer, musicologist and professor, dies at 87
  • 1990 Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies
  • 1992 Dorothy Kirsten, American operatic soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show), dies from stroke at 82

Cab CallowayCab Calloway (1907-1994)

American singer, bandleader ("Minnie the Moocher"; "The Jumpin' Jive"), writer, radio host, and actor (The Blues Brothers), dies at 86

  • 1994 Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77
  • 1995 Ted Sannella, square dance caller, dies of cancer
  • 1996 Douglas Guest, British organist (For the Fallen), dies at 80
  • 1999 Doug Sahm, American roots-rock and Tex-Mex musician (Sir Douglas Quintet - "Mendocino"; Texas Tornadoes - "Adios Mexico"), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1999 Paul Bowles, American novelist (The Sheltering Sky), translator, and composer, dies at 88
  • 2003 Michael Kamen, American composer and arranger (film scores to Brazil and Mr. Holland's Opus; Pink Floyd), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • 2004 Cy Coleman [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • 2009 Bill Narum, American counter-culture figure, illustrator and rock poster and album art designer (ZZ Top), dies at 62
  • 2012 Philip Ledger, British organist, composer, conductor, and academic (King's College Cambridge), dies of cancer at 74
  • 2014 Dave Appell, American musician, arranger, musical director (Ernie Kovacs), record producer (Charlie Gracie; The Orlons; Tony Orlando and Dawn), and songwriter, dies at 92
  • 2015 Erik Lotichius, Dutch composer (Anaitalrax), dies at 86
  • 2016 Sharon Jones, American soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), dies of cancer at 60
  • 2017 Malcolm Young, Scottish guitarist and songwriter (founding member of AC/DC), dies at 64
  • 2021 Slide Hampton [Locksley Wellington Hampton], American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger, dies at 89
  • 2022 Ned Rorem, American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer (Air Music: Ten Etudes for Orchestra; Evidence of Things Not Seen), and author (The Paris Diary), dies at 99 [1]