Musicians Who Died on November 25

  • 1640 Giles Farnaby, composer, dies
  • 1748 Isaac Watts, English writer, preacher and hymnist (Horae Lyrican), dies at 74
  • 1750 Francesco Feroci, composer, dies at 77
  • 1755 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violist/composer, dies at 76
  • 1773 Carl Hockh, German composer, dies at 66
  • 1815 Johann Peter Saloman, German composer and violinist, dies at 70
  • 1830 Pierre Rode, French composer, dies at 56
  • 1881 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute, dies at 87
  • 1883 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, dies at 76
  • 1895 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer and musicologist, dies at 68
  • 1899 Robert Lowry, composer, dies at 73
  • 1901 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, German composer/music theorist, dies at 62
  • 1914 Davorin Jenko, Slovene-Serbian composer, dies at 79

Bill Robinson

1949 Bill Robinson "Bojangles" American famed tap dancer (The Little Colonel, Stormy Weather), dies at 71

  • 1952 Antonio Guarnieri, Italian cellist and opera conductor (La Scala, 1929-50), dies at 72
  • 1952 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, French composer (Ophellia), dies at 71
  • 1965 Dame Myra Hess, British pianist (b. 1890)
  • 1968 Marcel Labey, French conductor and composer, dies at 93
  • 1974 Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter (Pink Moon), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • 1983 Anton Dolin [Sydney Francis Patrick Chippendall Healey-kay], British dancer (Girl From Petrovka), dies at 79
  • 1997 Barbara [Monique Andrée Serf], French singer ("L'Aigle noir"), dies at 67
  • 1997 Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62
  • 2006 Bobby Byrne, American orchestra leader (Club Seven), dies at 88
  • 2006 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)
  • 2006 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer (b. 1979)
  • 2010 Ann Southam, Canadian electronic and classical music and dance composer (Glass Houses; Figures; The Emerging Ground), dies at 73
  • 2010 Peter Christopherson, British rock musician (Throbbing Gristle; Psychic TV), commercial & music video director, dies at 55
  • 2011 (Henry) Lee "Shot" Williams, American blues singer ("I Like Your Style"), dies ar 73
  • 2012 Earl "Speedoo" Carroll, American doo-wop vocalist (Cadillacs; The Coasters), dies of complications from diabetes and a stroke at 75
  • 2013 (Foreststorn) "Chico" Hamilton, American jazz drummer (Lester Young; Gerry Mulligan; Count Basie), and bandleader (Chico Hamilton Quintet), dies at 92
  • 2013 Oralia Domínguez, Mexican mezzo-soprano, dies at 88
  • 2013 Toshiaki Tsushima, Japanese film score composer, dies of pneumonia at 77
  • 2016 Alexander Yossifov, Bulgarian conductor and composer (Back To The Beginning), dies at 76
  • 2016 Russell Oberlin, American countertenor (Pro Musica Antiqua, 1952-66) and educator (Hunter, 1966-94), dies at 88 [1]
  • 2019 Iain Sutherland, Scottish folk-soft rock vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist (Sutherland Brothers & Quiver - "Arms of Mary"; "(I Don't Want to Love You But) You Got Me Anyway"), dies at 71
  • 2020 Duris Maxwell [Ted Lewis], Canadian session and touring drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers; Powder Blues Band), dies of heart failure at 74