Music Industry Deaths

A little later than usual, we have our usual tribute to those from the music industry who died in the previous month. These 52 individuals brought the total for 2019 to almost 640.

1
Mariss Jansons, 76, Latvian conductor
Michael Lai, 73, Hong Kong Cantopop composer and actor

2
Jimmy Cavallo, 92, American musician
Jacques Morgantini, 95, French record producer and promoter
Greedy Smith, 63, Australian musician

3
Arthur Baysting, 72, New Zealand writer, musician, and children’s advocate

4
Rosa Morena, 78, Spanish flamenco pop singer and actress

5
Leon Cole, 79, Canadian musician and radio presenter
Jerry Naylor, 80, American musician

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7
Herbert Joos, 79, German jazz trumpeter
Joe McQueen, 100, American jazz saxophonist

8
Murray Bowles, 68, American music photographer
Juice Wrld, 21, American rapper
Michael Lamper, 61, American guitarist

9
Marie Fredriksson, 61, Swedish singer-songwriter and musician

10
Gershon Kingsley, 97, German-American composer and electronic musician

11
Jiří Jirmal, 94, Czech classical guitarist

12
Dalton Baldwin, 87, American pianist
Jack Scott, 83, Canadian-American rock singer and songwriter

13
Roy Loney, 73, American singer and guitarist
Emil Richards, 87, American percussionist

14
Irv Williams, 100, American jazz saxophonist

15
Monique Leyrac, 91, Canadian singer and actress
Jud Phillips Jr., 71, American music industry executive (Mercury Records)

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17
Jacques Grimbert, 90, French conductor

18
Patxi Andión, 72, Spanish singer-songwriter, musician, and actor Alain Barrière, 84, French singer
Kenny Lynch, 81, English singer, actor, and entertainer
Arty McGlynn, 75, Irish guitarist
Abbey Simon, 99, American classical pianist

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20
Robert Creech, 91, Canadian horn player and arts administrator
Klaus Uwe Ludwig, 76, German church music director and concert organist

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22
Ubirajara Penacho dos Reis, 85, Brazilian musician

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24
Kelly Fraser, 26, Canadian Inuktitut pop singer and songwriter
Dave Riley, 59, American bassist
Allee Willis, 72, American Hall of Fame songwriter and lyricist

25
Ethella Chupryk, 55, Ukrainian pianist
Peter Schreier, 84, German operatic tenor and conductor

26
Jerry Herman, 88, American composer and lyricist
Sleepy LaBeef, 84, American rockabilly singer
Nguyễn Văn Tý, 94, Vietnamese composer

27
Garrett List, 76, American trombonist, vocalist, and composer
Jack Sheldon, 88, American trumpeter, singer, and voice actor
Art Sullivan, 69, Belgian singer

28
Thanos Mikroutsikos, 72, Greek composer and politician, Minister of Culture (1994–1996)
Amy Patterson, 107, Argentine composer, singer, and poet
Erzsébet Szőnyi, 95, Hungarian composer and music pedagogue, vice-president of the International Society for Music Education (1970–1974)

29
Arlindo Júnior, 51, Brazilian musician
Norma Tanega, 80, American musician, singer-songwriter, and artist

30
Harry Kupfer, 84, German opera director

31
Juliano Cezar, 58, Brazilian singer, heart attack
Vic Juris, 66, American jazz guitarist