1871-05-24 - Francisco Salvador Daniel

Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40

1894-05-24 - William Joseph Westbrook

William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63

1948-05-24 - Alfred Kastner

Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78

1963-05-24 - Elmore James

Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack

1968-05-24 - Bernard Rogers

Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75

1974-05-24 - Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75

1987-05-24 - Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold

Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89

1991-05-24 - Gene Clark

Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49

1994-05-24 - Sandor Lakatos

Sandor Lakatos, Hungarian violist/orchestra leader, dies at 69

1995-05-24 - Mike Pyne

Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist, dies at 54

1996-05-24 - Jacob R Druckman

Jacob R Druckman, composer, dies at 67

2005-05-24 - Vivian Liberto

Vivian Liberto, first wife of Johnny Cash (b. 1934)

2009-05-24 - Jay Bennett

Jay Bennett, American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, and singer-songwriter (b. 1963)

2010-05-24 - Anneliese Rothenberger

Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)

2010-05-24 - Petr Muk

Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)