Musicians Who Died on November 29

  • 1643 Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer and pioneer in development of opera (L'Orfeo,espro della Beata Vergine), dies at 76
  • 1775 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 87
  • 1843 Marco Santucci, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1872 Giovanni Tadolini, Italian composer, dies at 83
  • 1921 Ivan Caryll [Félix Tilkin], Belgian composer of operetta and musical comedy (The Shop Girl; The Spring Chicken; The Pink Lady), dies at 60

Giacomo Puccini

1924 Giacomo Puccini, Italian opera composer (La bohème; Tosca; Madame Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65

  • 1925 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer, dies at 67
  • 1954 George Robey, English musical theatre actor and comedian, dies at 85
  • 1954 Ollie "Dink" Johnson, American Dixieland jazz clarinetist, pianist, and drummer, dies at 62
  • 1957 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian-American composer (Violanta; The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 60
  • 1959 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 1970 Karl Ottó Runólfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 70
  • 1970 Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1971 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, dies at 84
  • 1972 Carl W. Stalling, American film composer (Disney's Silly Symphonies; Warner Brothers Cartoons), dies at 81
  • 1978 Alan Richardson, Scottish pianist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1981 Natalie Wood [Zacharenko], American actress (Miracle on 34th Street; Gypsy; Rebel Without A Cause; West Side Story), dies due to "drowning and other undetermined factors" at 43
  • 1989 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], Dutch jazz singer, dies of throat cancer at 56
  • 1992 Cary Scott Lowenstein, American dancer and singer, dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1994 Sviatoslav S. Stravinsky, French-American composer, son of Igor S, dies at 84

George Harrison

2001 George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), dies of lung cancer at 58

  • 2001 Mic Christopher, Irish rock singer and songwriter (The Mary Janes; solo - "Heyday";"Skylarkin'"), dies of head injury after a fall at 32
  • 2006 Nina Milkina, Russian-British concert pianist, dies at 87
  • 2007 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, NPR reviewer and deejay, dies at 57
  • 2008 Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House), dies at 90
  • 2015 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor, dies at 92
  • 2019 Irving Burgie (Lord Burgess), American Caribbean music composer and musician (Day-O), dies at 95
  • 2019 Ruth Anderson, American flutist, classical and electronic music composer (I Come Out of Your Sleep), dies at 91 [1] [2]