Musicians Who Died on November 28

  • 1585 Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
  • 1695 Giovanni Paulo Colonna, composer, dies at 58
  • 1815 Johann Peter Salomon, composer, dies at 70
  • 1860 Ludwig Rellstab, German music theorist, dies at 61
  • 1861 Robert Fuhrer, Czech composer, dies at 54
  • 1878 Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, Italian classical guitarist and composer, dies at 78
  • 1918 Alexis Contant, Canadian pianist, organist and composer, dies at 60
  • 1935 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian ethno-musicologist, dies at 58
  • 1966 Vittorio Giannini, American violinist, composer (The Medead), and educator (Curtis Institute, 1956-64), dies at 63
  • 1971 Alexander "Papa" Lightfoot, American blues singer and harmonica player, dies of respiratory failure at 47
  • 1972 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, American composer, dies at 91
  • 1972 [William] Havergal Brian, British composer ("Gothic" symphony), dies at 96
  • 1976 Robert Fleming, Canadian composer, dies at 55
  • 1987 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, dies at 83
  • 1989 (Johanne) "Jo" Vincent, Dutch concert soprano (Royal Concertgebouw, 1924-42 - St. Matthew's Passion; Benjamin Britten's Spring Symphony), and voice teacher, dies at 91
  • 1993 Camillo Togni, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1993 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf), dies at 47
  • 1994 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, dies at 63
  • 1994 Victor Legley, Belgian violinist, composer, and educator (Brussels Conservatory, 1949-80), dies at 79
  • 1996 Anna Pollak, English mezzo-soprano, dies at 84
  • 1997 William "Smitty" Smith, American rock keyboardist and session musician (Motherlode - "When I Die"), dies of a heartattack at 53
  • 2001 Kal Mann, American pop lyricist ("Let's Twist Again"), dies at 84
  • 2002 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American country blues musician, dies of lung cancer at 59
  • 2005 (Daniel) Tony Meehan, British rock drummer (Vipers; Drifters: Shadows), dies from head injury after a fall at his home, at 62
  • 2011 Andrew Kazdin, classical record producer, dies at 77
  • 2012 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, dies at 90
  • 2015 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, dies of cancer at 67
  • 2016 Allan Zavod, Australian classical and jazz pianist and composer, dies of brain cancer at 71
  • 2016 Mark Taimanov, Russian pianist, dies at 90
  • 2017 Shadia [Fatmah Ahmed Kamal Shaker], Egyptian actress ("Al Maraa Al Maghoula" (The Unknown Woman)), and singer ("Ya Habibti Ya Masr" (Oh Egypt, My Love)), dies from respiratory failure at 86