Musicians Who Died on November 7

  • 1560 Peter Lotichius Secundus [Peter Lotz], Neo latin poet (Opera omnia), dies at 32
  • 1639 William Cobbold, British organist and composer, dies at 79
  • 1802 Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, Austrian composer, dies at 50
  • 1817 Francesco Pasquale Ricci, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 1827 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1857 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, dies at 62
  • 1859 Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, German kappelmeister and composer, dies at 61
  • 1880 Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, German composer, conductor, and music theorist, dies at 72
  • 1956 Una Mae Carlisle, American jazz pianist and singer ("Walkin' By The River"), dies of pneumonia at 40
  • 1960 A. P. Carter, American country-folk and gospel singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Carter Family), dies at 68
  • 1965 Friedrich Wildgans, Austrian composer, dies at 52
  • 1967 Juan Tomas Perez, composer, dies at 71
  • 1982 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), dies at 71
  • 1983 David Alexandrovich Toradze, Soviet composer, dies at 61
  • 1983 Germaine Tailleferre [Taillefesse], French composer (Le Marin du Bolivar; L'adieu du cavalier), dies at 91
  • 1986 Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
  • 1992 Henri Temianka, Scottish-born Polish composer (California Chamber Symphony), dies at 85
  • 1993 Adelaide Hall, American jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92
  • 1994 Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter, flugelhorn player, arranger, and composer, dies of melanoma at 70
  • 1995 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • 1996 Carmell Jones, American bebop jazz and session trumpet player (Bud Shank; Horace Silver), dies of heart failure at 60
  • 2004 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), dies of cancer at 87
  • 2006 (George) "Sonny" Cohn, American jazz trumpeter (Red Saunders, 1945-60; Duke Ellington, 1960-84), dies at 81
  • 2012 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins - "Earth Angel"), dies at 78
  • 2014 Gibson Kente, South African playwright and composer, dies at 82

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Canadian writer and singer-songwriter ("Hallelujah"; "Death of Ladies Man"; Suzanne"), dies at 82

  • 2017 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, dies at 71
  • 2017 Pentti "Whitey" Glan, Finnish-Canadian touring and session drummer (Lou Reed; Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"), dies if cancer at 71
  • 2017 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), dies at 95
  • 2018 Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), dies at 86
  • 2018 Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Irish pianist, composer and educator (University of Limerick), dies at 67
  • 2020 Cándido Camero, Cuban American percussionist (congo drum) and bandleader, dies at 99 [1]