Deaths in Music on November 18

  • 1678 Giovanni Maria Bononcini, composer, dies at 36
  • 1771 Giuseppe de Majo, composer, dies at 73
  • 1822 Anton Teyber, Austrian composer, dies at 66
  • 1822 George Knowil Jackson, composer, dies at 65
  • 1841 Georg Chistoph Grosheim, 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 Vaclav Kalik, composer, dies at 60
  • 1951 Will Vodery, African-American composer, dies at 66
  • 1966 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • 1969 Leon Jongen, Belgian composer, dies at 85
  • 1969 Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • 1970 Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires), dies at 56
  • 1971 [Herman] Junior Parker, American blues singer and musician (Mystery Train), dies during brain operation at 39
  • 1972 Danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose
  • 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
  • 1990 Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies
  • 1992 Dorothy Kirsten, US soprano, dies from stroke at 82
  • 1994 Cab[ell] Calloway, US band leader/actor (Missourians), dies at 86
  • 1994 Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77
  • 1995 Ted Sannella, square dance caller, dies of cancer
  • 1999 Doug Sahm, American country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), dies at 58
  • 2003 Michael Kamen, American composer (b. 1948)
  • 2004 Cy Coleman, American composer, songwriter and pianist (b. 1929)
  • 2016 Sharon Jones, American soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), dies of cancer at 60