Deaths in Music for Year 1978

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Deaths 1 - 52 of 52

Jan 10th - Don Gillis, American composer (b. 1912)
Jan 14th - Robert Heger, composer, dies at 91
Jan 18th - Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer, dies at 68
Jan 23rd - Terry Kath, rock guitarist (Chicago), accidently shot in head at 32
Jan 23rd - Vic Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers) (b. 1925)
Jan 27th - Marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87
Feb 9th - Julio Jaramillo, Ecuadorian singer (b. 1935)
Feb 27th - Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65
Mar 11th - Claude Fran├žois, French singer (b. 1939)
Mar 12th - Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
Mar 13th - David McKinley Williams, composer, dies at 91
Mar 23rd - Bill Kenny, American singer, dies at 63
Mar 28th - Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)
Apr 3rd - Ray Noble, English bandleader and composer (b. 1903)
Apr 4th - Gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70
Apr 6th - Nicolas Nabokov, composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74
Apr 7th - Ernest Kanitz, composer, dies at 83
Apr 21st - Sandy Denny, country singer, dies at 37
May 1st - Aram Katchaturian, Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74
May 22nd - Bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83
Jun 14th - Theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74
Jul 9th - Aladar Zoltan, composer, dies at 49
Jul 10th - Michel Gusikoff, composer, dies at 85
Jul 13th - Antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78
Jul 27th - Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer, dies at 72
Jul 27th - [John] Willem van Otterloo, conductor/composer (Symphonic), dies at 70
Jul 28th - Jan Willem van Otterloo, composer, dies at 70
Jul 29th - Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84
Jul 31st - Enoch Light, orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), dies at 70
Aug 2nd - Carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79
Aug 5th - Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
Aug 7th - Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60
Aug 15th - Harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80
Aug 20th - Ivan Jirko, composer, dies at 51
Aug 20th - Petros John Petridis, composer, dies at 86
Aug 24th - Louis Prima, American singer, dies at 67
Aug 26th - Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, composer, dies at 86
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Sep 7th - Keith Moon, rock drummer (Who), dies of drug overdose at 31
Sep 8th - Pancho Vladigerov, composer, dies at 79
Sep 24th - Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
Oct 8th - Tibor Serly, Hungarian violist/composer (American Elegy), dies at 76
Oct 10th - Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)
Oct 16th - Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (Governor & JJ), dies of anemia at 62
Oct 23rd - Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69
Nov 9th - Otto Siegl, composer, dies at 82
Nov 12th - Howard Swanson, composer, dies at 71
Nov 29th - Alan Richardson, composer, dies at 74
Dec 3rd - William Grant Still, composer, dies at 83
Dec 12th - Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53
Dec 16th - Blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76
Dec 17th - Don Ellis, American jazz band leader (b. 1934)
Dec 27th - Chris Bell, rock guitarist (Big Star), dies at 27 in car crash


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