Deaths in Music on 9th February

  • 1617 Hans Christoph Haiden, composer, dies at 44
  • 1740 Vincenz Lubeck, composer, dies at 85
  • 1765 Elisabetta de Gambarini, composer, dies at 33
  • 1812 Franz Anton Hoffmeister, composer, dies at 57
  • 1817 Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer, dies at 54
  • 1849 Corneille Vander Planken, composer, dies at 76
  • 1916 Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer, dies at 90
  • 1935 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, dies at 61
  • 1949 Poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck, composer, dies at 60
  • 1951 Eddy Duchin, American musician (b. 1910)
  • 1960 Ernst von Dohnanyi, US composer, dies at 82
  • 1964 Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 55
  • 1966 Sophie Tucker, Russ/US singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79
  • 1976 Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
  • 1978 Julio Jaramillo, Ecuadorian singer (b. 1935)
  • 1981 Bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55
  • 1984 Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras
  • 1991 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, dies at 59
  • 1994 Jarmila Novotna, Czech/US soprano (Madame Butterfly), dies at 86
  • 1994 Louis Kaufman, US violinist/conductor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 88
  • 1997 Brian Connolly, lead singer (Sweet), dies of heart failure at 52
  • 2002 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (b. 1937)
  • 2008 Scott Halpin, a one time drummer of The Who.