Musicians Who Died on November 22

  • 1751 Anton Englert, German composer and organist, dies at 77
  • 1776 Johann Caspar Simon, composer, dies at 75
  • 1813 Johann Gottfried Vierling, composer, dies at 63
  • 1826 Pavel Lambert Mašek, Czech composer, dies at 65
  • 1852 August Alexander Klengel, German pianist and composer, dies at 69
  • 1859 Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75
  • 1896 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, Polish composer, dies at 65
  • 1900 Arthur Sullivan, British composer (The Golden Legend; Onward, Christian Soldiers), major-generally remembered for his comic operas with W.S. Gilbert (The Pirates of Penzance:, H.M.S Pinafore; The Mikado), dies of heart failure at 58
  • 1902 Septimus Winner, American songwriter ("Listen To The Mockingbird"), dies at 75
  • 1926 Darvish Khan, Iranian classical tar (Persian lute) player, dies in a vehicle accident at 54

Lorenz HartLorenz Hart (1895-1943)

American lyricist, usually to music of Richard Rodgers ("I Could Write A Book"; "My Funny Valentine"), dies of pneumonia from exposure after drinking heavily in NYC at 48

  • 1943 Pietro Alessandro Yon, Italian organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1955 Guy Ropartz, French composer, dies at 91 (b. 1864)
  • 1956 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 74
  • 1959 Sam M. Lewis [Levine] American singer and lyricist ("Street of Dreams"; "Just Friends"; "Dinah"), dies at 74
  • 1967 Edvin Kallstenius, Swedish composer and librarian, dies at 86
  • 1969 Acario Cotapos, Chilean composer, dies at 80
  • 1975 François de Roubaix, French film score composer, dies in diving accident at 36

Mae WestMae West (1893-1980)

American stage and screen actress, writer (She Done Him Wrong; I'm No Angel), and singer (Way Out West), dies in Hollywood at 87

  • 1982 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, dies at 90
  • 1986 (Benjamin) "Scatman" Crothers, American singer, musician ("I'd Rather Be a Hummingbird"), and actor (Chico and the Man - "Louie"; The Shining), dies of lung cancerat 76
  • 1986 Robert Whitney, American conductor (Louisville Orchestra, 1937-67), educator (University of Louisville, 1956-71), and composer, dies at 82
  • 1987 Ted Taylor, American R&B singer ("Stay Away From My Baby"), dies in a car crash at 58
  • 1994 L V Johnson, American session soul and R&B guitarist and Chicago blues singer-songwriter ("Don't Cha Mess with My Money, My Honey or My Woman"), dies at 47
  • 1994 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice; 5 Heartbeats), dies at 68
  • 1995 Ambrose Sam, American Creole accordionist, dies at 76
  • 1995 Edna Deane, British ballroom dancer, choreographer and drama teacher, dies at 90

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence (1960-1997)

Australian rock vocalist (INXS - "Devil Inside": "New Sensation"), and actor (Dogs in Space), commits suicide at 37

  • 2001 Norman Granz, American jazz record producer (Verve Records; Pablo Records), and impresario (Jazz at the Philharmonic), dies of cancer at 83
  • 2002 Arne Mellnäs, Swedish contemporary classical composer (Aura; Capricorn Flakes; Rolando furioso), and educator (Royal College of Music, 1963-83), dies at 69
  • 2011 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer (Bill Evans Trio; Keith Jarrett), composer, and bandleader (Electric Bebop Band), dies of bone marrow cancer at 80
  • 2012 David Allyn {Albert DiLello], American jazz singer (Boyd Raeburn Band), dies at 93 [1]
  • 2014 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89
  • 2017 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian operatic baritone, dies of brain cancer at 55
  • 2017 John Hendricks, American lyricist and singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross), dies at 96
  • 2018 Imrat Khan, Indian sitar and surbahar player and composer, dies of a stroke at 83
  • 2019 Cecilia Seghizzi, Italian composer, dies at 111
  • 2019 Eddie Duran, American jazz guitarist (Vince Guaraldi; Cal Tjader; Benny Goodman), dies at 94
  • 2019 Stephen Cleobury, British organist and music director (King's College - Cambridge, 1982-2019), dies of cancer at 70
  • 2022 Pablo Milanés, Cuban Nueva Trova singer-songwriter and guitarist (Yolanda; Yo Me Quedo), dies of cancer at 79 [1]