On This Day

Deaths in Music on November 26

  • 1717 Daniel Purcell, British composer (b. 1664)
  • 1778 Jean-Noel Hamal, composer, dies at 68
  • 1809 Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac, French composer, dies at 56
  • 1810 Nicolas Etienne Framery, composer, dies at 65
  • 1821 Friedrich Heine, German composer, dies at 57
  • 1822 Johann Baptist Henneberg, Austrian composer, dies at 53
  • 1866 Adrien-François Servais, Belgian composer, dies at 59
  • 1866 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (Tornrosens Buck), dies at 72
  • 1880 Guilherme Cossoul, Portuguese composer, dies at 52
  • 1925 Johannes Haarklou, composer, dies at 78
  • 1929 Michele Esposito, Italian composer who worked in Ireland, dies at 74
  • 1933 Edward Julius Biedermann, American organist and composer, dies at 84
  • 1956 Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist and big band leader (Opus No. 1; I'll Never Smile Again), dies at 51
  • 1959 Albert Ketèlbey, British composer (In a Monastery Garden), dies at 84
  • 1961 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer, dies at 86
  • 1963 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds), dies at 81

  • 1966 Harold Burrage, American singer/pianist (Got to Find a Way), dies at 35
  • 1973 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), electrocuted at 31
  • 1978 Frank Rosolino, American jazz trombonist (The Frank Rosolino Sextet), kills himself after shooting his sons at 52
  • 1982 Juhan Aavic, Estonian composer, dies at 98
  • 1987 Emmanuel Bondeville, French composer, dies at 89
  • 1993 César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist and composer (Brasilia Symphony), dies at 79
  • 1994 Nimrod Workman, folksinger, dies at 99
  • 1995 David Briggs, record producer, dies at 51
  • 1996 May Moxon, Scottish dance producer, dies at 91
  • 1996 Joan Hammond, Australian opera singer, dies at 84
  • 1997 Francis Paudras, designer/jazz fan, dies at 62
  • 2002 Polo Montañez, Cuban singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2003 Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)
  • 2015 Alexander Kholminov, Russian composer, dies at 90