March 29: This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
March 29

1980 : Mantovani, Anglo-Italian conductor and light orchestra-styled entertainer, born Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, died at a care home in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England at the age of 74.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 November 1905)

 

1982 : Carl Orff, German composer, died in Munich at the age of 86.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 July 1895)

 

1985 : Jeanine Deckers aka The Singing Nun, Belgian singer-songwriter, born Jeanne-Paule-Marie Deckers, committed suicide by an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol in Wavre, Brabant, Belgium, at the age of 51.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 October 1933)

 

1999 : Joe Williams, American jazz vocalist, a baritone singing a mixture of blues, ballads, popular songs and jazz standards, born Joseph Goreed, died of natural causes in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 80.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 December 1918)

 

2001 : John Lewis, American jazz pianist, composer and arranger, born John Aaron Lewis, died after a long battle with prostate cancer in New York City at the age of 80. (The Modern Jazz Quartet)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 May 1920)

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