Musicians Who Died on November 27

  • 1474 Guillaume Dufay, French Flemish composer, dies at about 74
  • 1749 Balthasar Schmid, German composer and printer, dies at 44
  • 1749 Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, German composer and librettist, dies at 59
  • 1884 Franziska "Fanny" Elssler, Austrian ballerina/choreography, dies at 74
  • 1890 Emanuele Muzio, Italian composer, dies at 69
  • 1899 Felipe Gutiérrez Y Espinosa, Puerto Rican composer, dies at 74
  • 1907 Ricardo Castro Herrera, Mexican concert pianist and composer, dies of pneumonia at 43
  • 1915 Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, Ukrainian-Russian composer, dies at 54
  • 1916 James Cutler Dunn Parker, composer, dies at 88

Arthur HoneggerArthur Honegger (1892-1955)

Swiss composer (King David; Pacific 231), dies of a heart attack at 63

  • 1955 Luis de Freitas Branco, Portuguese composer, dies at 65
  • 1958 Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1933-43; New York Philharmonic, 1943-47; Chicago Symphony, 1947-48), dies at 66
  • 1965 Carl Parrish, American composer, dies at 61
  • 1967 Ettore Panizza, Argentinian composer and conductor, dies at 92
  • 1968 Gino Roncaglia, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 1968 Hans Redlich, Austrian composer, dies at 65
  • 1971 Jekabs Medinš, Latvian composer, dies at 86
  • 1973 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
  • 1976 Victor Alessandro, American orchestral conductor (Oklahoma City; San Antonio), dies on his 61st birthday
  • 1981 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian-American singer, muse and wife of Kurt Weill, and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone; From Russia with Love), dies of cancer at 83
  • 1982 Filip Kutev, Bulgarian composer (State Ensemble for Folk Song and Dance), dies at 79
  • 1988 Karel Horky, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • 1993 Jerry Hunt, American experimental composer and video artist, commits suicide at 49
  • 1994 Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist, dies at 97
  • 1998 Barbara Acklin, American soul singer ("Love Makes A Woman") and songwriter ("HAve You Seen Her"), dies of pneumonia at 55
  • 1999 Johnny "Big Moose" Walker, American electric and Chicago blues pianist, organist, and bass guitar player (Muddy Waters; Junior Wells; Elmore James), dies at 72
  • 2003 Riccardo Malipiero, Italian pianist, composer, critic, and educator, dies at 89
  • 2005 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
  • 2006 Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Cecil Payne, American jazz baritone saxophonist, dies of prostrate cancer at 84
  • 2008 Pekka Pohjola, Finnish rock and jazz-fusion bassist, and composer, dies of a seizure at 56
  • 2011 Sultan Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 71
  • 2012 Jan Maegaard, Danish composer and musicologist (Triptykon), dies at 86
  • 2012 Mickey Baker, American guitar player ("Love is strange"), dies at 87
  • 2017 Bob Seidemann, American photographer and album cover artist (Blind Faith; Jerry Garcia), dies at 75
  • 2017 Robert Lee "Pops" Popwell, American jazz-funk bass guitarist, dies at 66
  • 2021 Eddie Mekka [Mekjian], American stage and screen singer and actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Carmine - The Big Ragu"), dies at 69