2011

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Jan

4

  • Grady Chapman (81) dies of heart failure
  • Mick Karn (52) dies of cancer
  • Gerry Rafferty (63) dies of liver failure

5

  • Brian Rust (88) dies

7

  • Bobby Robinson (93) dies

8

  • Hans Ulrich Engelmann (89) dies in Darmstadt

10

  • Margaret Whiting (86) dies

14

  • Georgia Carroll (91) dies

17

  • Don Kirshner (76) dies of heart failure

21

  • Jan Müller-Wieland’s opera Der Freischuss [the free shot], lib. Müller-Wieland, premiered in Berlin

24

  • Barrie Lee Hall Jr (61) dies

26

  • Gladys Horton (65) dies following several strokes
  • Charlie Louvin (83) dies of pancreatic cancer

29

  • Milton Babbitt (94) dies in Princeton, NJ

30

  • John Barry (77) dies following a heart attack

Feb

6

  • Gary Moore (58) dies following a heart attack

14

  • George Shearing (91) dies of heart failure

17

  • James MacMillan’s Seraph for trumpet & string orchestra premiered in London

22

  • Buju Banton sentenced to ten years in Florida on firearm and drug trafficking charges

27

  • Eddie Kirkland (87) dies in a car accident in Crystal, FL, when his car is hit by a bus.
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s music for David Fincher’s film The Social Network wins the best original score Oscar at the 83rd Academy Awards

Mar

3

  • Aldo Clementi (85) dies

4

  • Johnny Preston (71) dies of heart failure

10

  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Ärkamine (Awakening) for choir and orchestra premiered in Tallinn

11

  • Hugh Martin (96) dies

12

  • Joe Morello (82) dies

15

  • Nate Dogg (41) dies following a succession of strokes

17

  • Ferlin Husky (85) dies of heart failure

18

  • Jet Harris (71) dies of throat cancer

19

  • Owsley Stanley (76) dies in a car accident in Australia

21

  • Loleatta Holloway (64) dies of heart failure
  • Pinetop Perkins (97) dies

22

  • Melvin Sparks (64) dies of heart failure

26

  • Lorenzo Ferrero’s opera Risorgimento!, lib. Dario Oliveri, premiered in Modena, Italy

Apr

11

  • Billy Bang (63) dies of lung cancer

14

  • James MacMillan’s Piano Concerto No. 3 “The Mysteries of Light” premiered in Minneapolis

15

  • Kent Morrill (70) dies of cancer
  • Unsuk Chin’s Fanfare chimérique for two ensembles of wind and brass with electronics premiered in Paris

21

  • Max Mathews (84) dies in San Francisco of pneumonia

25

  • Poly Styrene (53) dies of breast cancer

29

  • Vladimir Krainev (67) dies in Hannover

May

7

  • John Walker (67) dies of liver cancer

11

  • Eugene ‘Snooky’ Young (92) dies

12

  • Lloyd Knibb (80) dies of liver cancer

13

  • Bernard Greenhouse (95) dies

15

  • Bob Flanigan (84) dies in Las Vegas of heart failure

19

  • Kathy Kirby (72) dies following a heart attack

27

  • Gil Scott-Heron (62) dies

Jun

2

  • Ray Bryant (79) dies

3

  • Andrew Gold (59) dies following a heart attack
  • Benny Spellman (79) dies of respiratory failure

4

  • Martin Rushent (62) dies

10

  • György Szabados (71) dies in Nagymaros, Hungary

12

  • Carl Gardner (83) dies of heart failure

18

  • Clarence Clemons (69) dies following a stroke

20

  • Ottilie Patterson (79) dies

22

  • Mike Waterson (70) dies
  • (to 26th) The 2011 Glastonbury Festival is held at Worthy Farm, Somerset featuring U2, B.B. King, Wu-Tang Clan, Beyoncé, Paul Simon, DJ Shadow, Radiohead and Pulp

Jul

3

  • The Codex Calixtinus, dating from the twelfth century, is stolen from the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

8

  • Kenny Baker (85) dies following a stroke

9

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s opera Eine Straße, Lucile premiered in Karlsruhe, lib. ?

13

  • Jerry Ragovoy (80) dies following a stroke

19

  • Karen Khachaturian (90) dies in Moscow

21

  • Judith Weir’s opera Achterbahn [Miss Fortune] premiered in Bregenz, Austria

23

  • Amy Winehouse (27) dies of alcohol poisoning

26

  • Frank Foster (82) dies in Chesapeake, VA

29

  • Eugene McDaniels (76) dies

30

  • Jonathan Dove’s opera Mansfield Park, lib. Alasdair Middleton after Jane Austen, premiered at Boughton House, Northamptonshire

Aug

3

  • Nikolai Arnoldovich Petrov (68) dies in Moscow

4

  • Conrad Schnitzler (74) dies of stomach cancer

7

  • Marshall Grant (83) dies

20

  • Ross Barbour (82) dies in Simi Valley, CA of cancer

22

  • Nickolas Ashford (70) dies of throat cancer
  • Jerry Leiber (78) dies of heart failure

29

  • David “Honeyboy” Edwards (96) dies of heart failure

Sep

6

  • Wardell Quezergue (81) dies

12

  • Wade Mainer (104) dies of heart failure

13

  • DJ Mehdi (34) dies after falling through a collapsing skylight on the roof of his Paris building

17

  • Kurt Sanderling (98) dies in Berlin

21

  • John Du Cann (65) dies following a heart attack
  • Maqbool Ahmed Sabri (65) dies in South Africa following a heart attack

28

  • Leonard Dillon (68) dies of a brain tumour

29

  • Sylvia Robinson (75) dies of heart failure

30

  • Marv Tarplin (70) dies

Oct

1

  • David Bedford (74) dies of lung cancer

5

  • Bert Jansch (67) dies of cancer

16

  • Pete Rugolo (95) dies

17

  • Edgar Villchur (94) dies

21

  • Edmundo Ros (100) dies

29

  • Jimmy Saville (84) dies of pneumonia

31

  • Liz Anderson (81) dies of heart and lung disease

Nov

1

  • André Hodeir (90) dies in Versailles, France

5

  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Flamma for strings premiered in Canberra

8

  • Heavy D (44) dies in Los Angeles from a pulmonary embolism

10

  • Ivan Martin Jirous (67) dies in Prague

11

  • David Lang’s Stuttered Chant for cello and percussion premiered in Los Angeles

14

  • Jackie Leven (61) dies of cancer

19

  • Russell Garcia (95) dies in Kerikeri, New Zealand

22

  • Paul Motian (80) dies of a blood disease

26

  • Keef Hartley (67) dies of complications following surgery

27

  • Ken Russell (84) dies in London

Dec

2

  • Howard Tate (72) dies of leukaemia

4

  • Hubert Sumlin (80) dies of heart failure

6

  • Dobie Gray (71) dies of cancer

8

  • Minoru Miki (81) dies in Tokyo of sepsis

9

  • Myra Taylor (94) dies

10

  • Dinu Ghezzo (70) dies in New York

14

  • Billie Jo Spears (73) dies of cancer

15

  • Bob Brookmeyer (81) dies

20

  • Sean Bonniwell (71) dies of lung cancer

24

  • Johannes Heesters (108) dies in Starnberg, Germany following a stroke

25

  • Jim Sherwood (69) dies

26

  • Sam Rivers (88) dies of pneumonia

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