Deaths in Music on November 5

  • 1743 Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer, composer, dies at 44
  • 1772 Johannes Schmidlin, composer, dies at 50
  • 1860 Carl Binder, Austrian composer, dies at 43
  • 1933 Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)

Person of interestGeorge M. Cohan

1942 George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1946 Sigismond Stojowski, composer, dies at 77
  • 1951 Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer/pegagoge, dies at 72
  • 1951 Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, Czech organist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1956 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, dies from complications of uremia at 47
  • 1960 Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • 1964 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer, dies at 57
  • 1977 Guy Lombardo, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne), dies in Houston at 75
  • 1986 Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Robins, The Coasters) dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1989 Barry Sadler, singer (Green Berets), murdered at 49 in Murfreesboro Tn
  • 1989 Vladimir Horovitz, Ukrainian/US pianist, dies at 85
  • 1996 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer, dies at 62
  • 1996 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • 1997 Epic Soundtracks [Kevin Paul Godfrey], English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls), dies in his sleep at 38
  • 2000 Jimmie Davis, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine), dies at 101
  • 2002 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) dies of cardiovascular disease at 66
  • 2003 Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers) (b. 1940)
  • 2005 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)
  • 2009 FĂ©lix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, dies at 84
  • 2010 Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 1931)
  • 2011 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • 2012 Elliott Carter, American composer, dies from natural causes at 103