Deaths in Music on October 22

  • 1613 Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer
  • 1651 Jacob Praetorius, composer, dies at 65
  • 1725 Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian baroque composer (Tigrane), dies at 65
  • 1764 Jean Marie I'aine Leclair, composer, dies at 67
  • 1802 Samuel Arnold, English composer, dies at 62
  • 1813 August Harder, composer, dies at 38
  • 1835 Willem G F Bentinck, earl/politician/organist, dies at 73
  • 1859 Louis Spohr, German violin virtuoso and composer (Faust), dies at 75
  • 1881 Janis Cimze, Latvian composer, Father of Latvian choir music, dies at 67
  • 1889 Olivier Metra, composer, dies at 59
  • 1935 Komitas, Armenian composer (b. 1869)
  • 1943 Josef Venantius von Woss, composer, dies at 80
  • 1969 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • 1973 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defill√≥], Spanish cellist, conductor and composer, dies at 96
  • 1979 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), dies at 92
  • 1984 Harold Laurence Walters, composer, dies at 66
  • 1985 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (b. 1894)
  • 1989 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), dies at 74
  • 1994 David Buchan, ethno-Musicologist, dies at 55
  • 1994 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), dies of liver failure at 52
  • 1996 John Bauldie, music journalist/Dylanologist, dies at 47
  • 2005 Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
  • 2017 George Young, Scottish-Australian musician, songwriter and record producer (the Easybeats, Flash and the Pan), dies at 70