Deaths in Music on October 10

  • 1676 Sebastian Knupfer, composer, dies at 43
  • 1727 Alphonse d' Eve, composer, dies at 61
  • 1745 Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer/organist, dies at 52
  • 1789 Pierre-Louis Couperin, composer, dies at 34
  • 1836 Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn, composer, dies at 61
  • 1843 Karl Theodor Toeschi, composer, dies at 75
  • 1856 Michal Wielhorski, composer, dies at 67
  • 1867 Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer, dies at 60
  • 1889 Adolph von Henselt, composer, dies at 75
  • 1939 Eleanor Rigby, a real person whose name may have suggested the title to The Beatles song (b. 1895)
  • 1964 Frantisek Picha, composer, dies at 71
  • 1964 Russ Case, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show), dies at 52
  • 1964 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (b. 1888)
  • 1965 Georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer, dies at 63
  • 1967 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, dies at 66
  • 1976 Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), dies at 68
  • 1976 Silvana Armenulic, Yugoslavian folk singer (b. 1939)
  • 1978 Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)
  • 1979 Paul Paray, French composer, dies at 93
  • 1993 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Debussy, Haydn), dies at 46
  • 1994 Nikolai Karetnikov, composer, dies at 64
  • 2002 Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • 2003 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
  • 2009 Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (b. 1976)
  • 2010 Solomon Burke, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2010 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (b. 1926)
  • 2011 Jagjit Singh, Indian Musician, Ghazal Maestro, Padma Bhusan awardee (b. 1941)