Deaths in Music on November 25

  • 1640 Giles Farnaby, composer, dies
  • 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, composer, 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/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

Person of interestBill Robinson

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

Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
  • 1952 Antonio Guarnieri, composer, dies at 72
  • 1952 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer, dies at 71
  • 1965 Dame Myra Hess, British pianist (b. 1890)
  • 1968 Marcel Labey, composer, dies at 93
  • 1974 Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • 1997 Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62
  • 1997 Barbara, French singer (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)
  • 2006 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer (b. 1979)
  • 2010 Peter Christopherson English musician and video director/designer (b. 1955)