Musicians Who Died on November 30

  • 1580 Richard Farrant, English composer
  • 1626 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, dies at 47
  • 1703 Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer, dies at 31
  • 1764 Dieudonne Raick, composer, dies at 61
  • 1777 Jean-Marie Leclair le cadet (the younger), French composer, dies at 74
  • 1792 Ernst William Wolf, composer, dies at 57
  • 1798 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1813 Friedrich August Baumbach, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1824 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, German cellist and composer, dies at 87
  • 1904 Aldine Silliman Kieffer, American composer, dies at 64
  • 1931 John Hyatt Brewer, American composer, dies at 75
  • 1931 Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, French composer, dies at 46
  • 1940 Fritz Volbach, German conductor, musicologist and composer (Raffael), dies at 78
  • 1948 Franco Vittadini, Italian composer, dies at 64
  • 1954 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer, dies at 68
  • 1955 Josip Slavenski, Croatian composer, dies at 59
  • 1957 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • 1957 Dick McPartland, American jazz guitarist, dies at 52
  • 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 Aznar, Spanish choirmaster, composer, and priest, dies at 70
  • 1973 Bruce Yarnell, American actor (Outlaws) and singer, dies when single‐engine plane he was piloting crashes into northern Los Angeles county (California) mountain slope at 37 [1]
  • 1988 Charlie Rouse, American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist (Thelonious Monk Quartet; Sphere), dies of lung cancer at 64
  • 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 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of a cardiac arrest at 67
  • 1994 Irwin Kostal, American orchestra leader and arranger (West Side Story; The Sound Of Music; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), dies at 83
  • 1995 Randy Walker (AKA Stretch), American musician (b. 1972)
  • 1996 Tiny Tim [Herbert Khaury], American musician ("Tiptoe Through The Tulips"), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 2000 Jānis Kalniņš, Latvian-Canadian organist, composer (Ugunī; New Brunswick Rhapsody), and conductor (Latvian National Opera, 1933–1944), dies at 96
  • 2000 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy - "Working for the Weekend"), drowns in sailing accident near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco at 45
  • 2006 Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
  • 2008 Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (Loudness) (b. 1958)
  • 2010 Monty Sunshine, British jazz clarinetist and bandleader (Petite Fleur), dies at 82
  • 2010 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • 2011 J. Blackfoot [Colbert], American soul singer ("Soul Children"; "Taxi"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2013 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), dies at 76
  • 2016 Aleksei Maslennikov, Russian tenor (Bolshoi Theater, 1953-88), dies at 87
  • 2016 Kamilló Lendvay, Hungarian composer (Pezzo Concertanto), conductor, and educator, dies at 78
  • 2017 Jim Nabors, American comedian, actor (The Andy Griffith Show; Gomer Pyle, USMC), and singer ("Back Home Again in Indiana"), dies from health complications at 87
  • 2021 Pamela Helen Stephen, British Mezzo-soprano, dies at 57
  • 2021 Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, Indian poet and film and theater lyricist ("Vidhata Thalapuna"), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • 2022 Christine McVie (née Perfect), British rock keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, 1970-98, 2014-2022 - "Don't Stop"; "You Make Loving Fun"; solo - "Got A Hold On Me"), dies at 79 [1]