2012

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Jan

3

  • Bob Weston (64) dies in London of a gastrointestinal haemorrhage

5

  • Hikaru Hayashi (80) dies in Tokyo after collapsing at his home and hitting his head

16

  • Jimmy Castor (71) dies in Henderson, NV of heart failure

17

  • Johnny Otis (90) dies in Los Angeles

18

  • Keshav Sathe (83) dies in Mumbai

20

  • Larry Butler (69) dies in Pensacola, FL
  • Etta James (73) dies in Riverside, CA of leukaemia
  • John Levy (99) dies in Altadena, CA

21

  • David Lang’s My International for large ensemble premiered in Oberlin, OH

24

  • Patricia Neway (92) dies in Corinth, VT

25

  • Paavo Berglund (82) dies in Helsinki
  • David Lang’s Death Speaks for soprano, electric guitar, violin and piano premiered in Stanford, CA

Feb

6

  • Jim King (69) dies in Middlewich, Cheshire

8

  • Luis Alberto Spinetta (62) dies in Buenos Aires from lung cancer

11

  • Whitney Houston (48) drowns in a bathtub in Beverley Hills, CA

14

  • Dory Previn (86) dies in Southfield, MA

17

  • Michael Davis (68) dies in Chico, CA of liver failure

24

  • István Anhalt (92) dies in Kingston, Ontario

25

  • Maurice André (78) dies in Bayonne, France
  • Louisiana Red (79) dies in Hannover following a stroke

26

  • Ludovic Bource’s music for Michel Hazanavicius’s film The Artist wins the best original score Oscar at the 84th Academy Awards

29

  • Davy Jones (66) dies in Indiantown, FL following a heart attack

Mar

3

  • Ronnie Montrose (64) dies in San Francisco of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

5

  • Robert B. Sherman (86) dies in London

20

  • David Lang’s Unused Swan for ensemble premiered in London

24

  • David Lang’s Ark Luggage for soprano and string quartet premiered in Glasgow

28

  • Alexander Arutiunian (91) dies in Yerevan, Armenia
  • Earl Scruggs (88) dies in Nashville, TN

Apr

5

  • Jim Marshall (88) dies in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire of cancer
  • Barney McKenna (72) dies after collapsing at home in Howth, Dublin

16

  • Graham Simpson (68) dies in London

18

  • Dick Clark (82) dies in Santa Monica, CA following a heart attack

19

  • Levon Helm (71) dies in New York of throat cancer

20

  • Bert Weedon (91) dies in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

23

  • Chris Ethridge (65) dies in Meridian, MS of pancreatic cancer

May

3

  • Lloyd Brevett (80) dies in St Andrew, Jamaica following a stroke
  • Felix Werder (90) dies in Melbourne

6

  • David Lang’s Before Gravity for piano four hands premiered in New York

8

  • Roman Totenberg (101) dies in Newton, MA

13

  • Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn (70) dies in Tokyo whilst on tour

16

  • Chuck Brown (75) dies in Baltimore of multiple organ failure
  • Doug Dillard (75) dies in Nashville, TN

17

  • France Clidat (79) dies in Paris
  • Donna Summer (63) dies in Naples, FL of lung cancer

18

  • Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (86) dies in Berg, Bavaria, Germany

29

  • Doc Watson (89) dies in Winston-Salem, NC

Jun

3

  • Andy Hamilton (94) dies in Birmingham

13

  • Tim Mooney (53) dies in San Francisco following a heart attack

19

  • Tale Ognenovski (90) dies in Skopje, Macedonia

21

  • Richard Adler (90) dies in Southampton, NY

23

  • Brigitte Engerer (59) dies in Paris of cancer

29

  • David Lang’s Love Fail for chorus and percussion premiered in New Haven, CT

Jul

8

  • Detlev Glanert’s opera Solaris, lib. Reinhard Palm after Lem, premiered in Bregenz, Austria

10

  • Lol Coxhill (79) dies in London

14

  • Victor Gaskin (77) dies in the Virgin Islands

16

  • Ed Lincoln (80) dies in Rio de Janeiro of respiratory failure
  • Jon Lord (71) dies in London of pancreatic cancer
  • Kitty Wells (92) dies in Madison, TN following a stroke

17

  • İlhan Mimaroğlu (86) dies in New York of pneumonia

Aug

2

  • Jimmy Jones (75) dies in Aberdeen, NC

6

  • Marvin Hamlisch (68) dies in Los Angeles from respiratory arrest
  • Ruggiero Ricci (94) dies in Palm Springs, CA

8

  • Jairo Varela (62) dies in Cali, Colombia of heart failure

13

  • Elliott Carter (103) completes his final work – Epigrams for piano trio

18

  • Scott McKenzie (73) dies in Los Angeles from the paralytic nervous disorder Guillain–Barré syndrome

Sep

1

  • Hal David (91) dies in Los Angeles following a stroke

2

  • Emmanuel Nunes (71) dies in Paris

4

  • Lillian Lopez (66) dies in New York of cancer
  • Ian Parrott (96) dies in Aberystwyth, Wales

5

  • Joe South (72) dies in Buford, GA of heart failure

13

  • Obo Addy (76) dies in Portland, OR of liver cancer

19

  • Per Nørgård’s Symphony no.8 premiered in Helsinki

27

  • R.B. Greaves (67) dies in Granada Hills, CA of prostate cancer

Oct

5

  • Edvard Mirzoyan (91) dies in Yerevan, Armenia

7

  • Hildegard of Bingen is made a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XVI.

12

  • Erik Moseholm (82) dies in Copenhagen

13

  • David Lang’s Light Moving for violin and piano premiered in Cincinnati

27

  • Terry Callier (67) dies in Chicago of cancer
  • Hans Werner Henze (86) dies in Dresden

Nov

4

  • Ted Curson (77) dies in Montclair, NJ

5

  • Elliott Carter (103) dies in New York

9

  • Major Harris (65) dies in Richmond, VA from congestive heart and lung failure

18

  • Philip Ledger (74) dies in Cambridge of pancreatic cancer

24

  • Ian Campbell (79) dies in Birmingham of cancer

25

  • Earl Carroll (75) dies in New York following a stroke
  • Simeon ten Holt (89) dies in Alkmaar, Netherlands

27

  • Mickey Baker (87) dies in Toulouse

Dec

5

  • Dave Brubeck (91) dies in Norwalk, CT of heart failure a day before his 92nd birthday

6

  • Albert Biales (83) dies in St Paul, MN of heart failure
  • Ed Cassidy (89) dies in San Jose, CA of cancer
  • Huw Lloyd-Langton (61) dies in Dorset of throat cancer

10

  • Lisa Della Casa (93) dies in Münsterlingen, Switzerland

11

  • Ravi Shankar (92) dies in San Diego, CA of heart failure
  • Galina Vishnevskaya (86) dies in Moscow

20

  • Jimmy McCracklin (91) dies in San Pablo, CA

24

  • Richard Rodney Bennett (76) dies in New York
  • Ray Collins (76) dies in Claremont, CA

26

  • Fontella Bass (72) dies in St Louis following an heart attack

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