Deaths in Music on November 30

  • 1580 Richard Farrant, English composer
  • 1626 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, dies at 47
  • 1703 Nicolas de Grigny, composer, dies at 31
  • 1764 Dieudonne Raick, composer, dies at 61
  • 1777 Jean-Marie Leclair, composer, dies at 74
  • 1792 Ernst William Wolf, composer, dies at 57
  • 1798 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1813 Friedrich August Baumbach, composer, dies at 60
  • 1824 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, composer, dies at 87
  • 1904 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer, dies at 64
  • 1931 John Hyatt Brewer, composer, dies at 75
  • 1931 Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, composer, dies at 46
  • 1940 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78
  • 1948 Franco Vittadini, composer, dies at 64
  • 1954 Wilhelm Furtw√§ngler, German conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1955 Josip Slavenski, composer, dies at 59
  • 1957 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • 1961 Stanislaw Kazuro, Polish composer, dies at 80
  • 1964 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 64
  • 1972 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
  • 1972 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer, dies at 70
  • 1992 Jorge Donn, dancer, dies after long illness at 45
  • 1993 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), dies at 57
  • 1994 Connie Conrad Henry Kirnon Kay, jazz Drummer, dies at 67
  • 1994 Irwin Kostal, US arranger/conductor (Sound of Music), dies at 83
  • 1994 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of a cardiac arrest at 67
  • 1995 Randy Walker (AKA Stretch), American musician (b. 1972)
  • 1999 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74
  • 2000 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), drowns in a sailing accident at 45
  • 2006 Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
  • 2008 Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (Loudness) (b. 1958)
  • 2010 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • 2013 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), dies at 76
  • 2017 Jim Nabors, American comedian, actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), dies from health complications at 87