On This Day

Musicians Who Died on November 2

  • 1635 Aurelio Signoretti, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 1717 Johann Jacob Walther, composer, dies
  • 1731 Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer, dies at 26
  • 1845 Chretien Urhan, composer, dies at 55
  • 1882 Cenobio Paniagua, Mexican composer, dies at 61
  • 1884 Auguste Vaucorbeil, French composer, dies at 62
  • 1887 Swedish Nightingale [Jenny Lind], Swedish soprano, dies at 67
  • 1937 Maude Valérie White, French-born English composer, dies at 82
  • 1956 Jacob Weinberg, Russian-born Jewish composer, dies at 77
  • 1958 Adam von Ahn Carse, composer, dies at 80
  • 1960 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
  • 1962 Felice Lattuada, Italian composer and educator (Civica Scuola di Musica, Milan, 1935-62), dies at 80
  • 1966 Mississippi John Hurt, American country blues singer and guitarist, dies at 73
  • 1968 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • 1991 Fran Stevens, singer, dies of cancer in Bronx NY at 72
  • 1991 Mort Shuman, American singer songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1994 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter, dies at 73
  • 1996 Eva Cassidy, American singer, dies of cancer at 33
  • 2007 Witold Kiełtyka, Polish metal drummer (Decapitated) (b. 1984)
  • 2011 Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2014 (Bernard) "Acker" Bilk, British clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, dies at 85
  • 2015 David Stock, American composer (Rosewood Reflections), and conductor (Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, 1976-99), dies at 76 [1]
  • 2015 Raul Rekow, American percussionist and conguero (Santana, 1976-2013), dies of cancer at 61
  • 2018 Roy Hargrove, American trumpeter, dies of kidney disease at 49
  • 2018 Glenn Schwartz, American rock guitarist (Pacific Gas & Electric -"Are You Ready?"), dies at 78
  • 2020 Baron Wolman, American photographer, founding chief photographer for Rolling Stone, dies of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) at 83