On This Day

Year 1991 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 1 Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
  • Jan 5 "Oh, Kay!" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • Jan 6 "Gypsy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 477 performances

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 19 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates wins

  • Jan 20 "Black & Blue" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances
  • Jan 20 "Les Miserables" opens at Pantages Theatre, LA
  • Jan 20 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Cathy Rigby, closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC or 45 performances
  • Jan 20 "Shogun - The Musical" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jan 24 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal
  • Jan 26 "Few Good Men" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 28 18th American Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson

  • Jan 29 "Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 2 Sting scores his second UK #1 album with 'The Soul Cages'

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Feb 9 "This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46
  • Feb 10 "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Feb 14 "Mule Bone" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 67 performances

  • Feb 20 "Taking Steps" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 78 performances

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Feb 20 33rd Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Mariah Carey

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 21 Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 780 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Feb 24 "Those Were The Days" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 126 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Singer James Brown is released from prison

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • Feb 28 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam
  • Feb 28 "Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Mar 2 "Aspects of Love" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 377 performances
  • Mar 2 "La Bete" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Mar 3 "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Mar 9 "Les Miserables" opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane
  • Mar 11 Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records
  • Mar 12 5th Soul Train Music Awards: Johnny Gill, Mariah Carey win

Music concertMusic Concert

Mar 14 The Dave Matthews Band perform their first show as part of a benefit for the Middle East Children's Alliance

Musician Dave Matthews
Musician
Dave Matthews

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 16 Seven members of Reba McEntire's band are killed in a plane crash

Country Singer Reba McEntire
Country Singer
Reba McEntire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20 Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Mar 25 63rd Academy Awards: "Dances with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win
  • Mar 30 "Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 3 "Penn and Teller - Refrigerator Tour" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC

Magician and Illusionist Teller
Magician and Illusionist
Teller
Magician and Author Penn Jillette
Magician and Author
Penn Jillette
  • Apr 4 "Lucifer's Child" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 28 performances

  • Apr 7 "Big Love" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • Apr 7 "Shadowlands" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 169 performances
  • Apr 8 "I Hate Hamlet" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 88 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 11 Musical "Miss Saigon" created by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil opens at Broadway Theater NYC

  • Apr 14 "Mule Bone" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 67 performances
  • Apr 14 "Oh, Kay!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
  • Apr 16 Leander & Seago's musical "Matador" premieres in London
  • Apr 20 "Les Miserables" opens at Odense Teater, Odense

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 24 26th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Reba McEntire
Country Singer
Reba McEntire
  • Apr 25 Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman's musical "Secret Garden", based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, starring Daisy Eagan and Mandy Patinkin, opens at St James Theater NYC for 706 performances
  • Apr 25 "Grand Hotel" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 1018 performances
  • Apr 27 "Lucifer's Child" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • Apr 28 "Gypsy" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • Apr 28 "Taking Steps" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 78 performances
  • Apr 29 "Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Apr 29 "Don't Rock the Jukebox" single released by Alan Jackson (ASCAP Award Country Song of the Year, 1992; Billboard Song of the Year, 1991)
  • May 1 Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green' s musical "Will Rogers Follies" premieres at The Palace Theater, NYC; runs for 981 performances
  • May 1 "Will Rogers Follies" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances
  • May 4 36th Eurovision Song Contest: Carola for Sweden wins singing "Fangad av en stormvind" in Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving singer Madonna's apartment

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco

  • May 13 "Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness" goes on sale
  • May 19 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" closes at Shubert NYC after 225 performances
  • May 25 "People Are Still Having Sex" by LaTour hits #35
  • May 28 "Forever My Lady" debut studio album by Jodeci is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1992)
  • May 29 Musical adaptation of "Les Miserables" opens at Aotea Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jun 8 "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jun 10 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 11 Natalie Cole releases "Unforgettable...with Love", covering her father's standards including a "vitual duet" of title track; wins 6 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, 1992

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • Jun 16 Revival of musical "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater, NYC, after 241 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 18 "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" single released by Bryan Adams (Billboard Song of the Year, 1991)

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams
  • Jun 22 "I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 23 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • Jun 26 "Getting Married" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 70 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 performances

Comedian Jackie Mason
Comedian
Jackie Mason
  • Jul 9 "A Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Jul 28 "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 30 Heavy metal band Metallica release their single "Enter Sandman"

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge

Musician Carlos Santana
Musician
Carlos Santana
  • Aug 10 "A Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 7 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 12 Heavy metal band Metallica release their 5th album "Metallica", debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
  • Aug 15 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park, NYC
  • Aug 25 "Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • Sep 2 "Ropin' the Wind" 3rd studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1992)
  • Sep 4 "Most Happy Fella" opens at NY State Theater NYC
  • Sep 5 8th MTV Video Music Awards: REM wins

Music releaseMusic Single

Sep 10 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit", often dubbed the anthem of Generation X

Singer-Songwriter and Musician Dave Grohl
Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Dave Grohl
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 24 Rock band Nirvana release their 2nd studio album "Nevermind"

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
Singer-Songwriter and Musician Dave Grohl
Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Dave Grohl
  • Sep 28 "Good Time" by Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers peaks at #85
  • Sep 28 "Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse peaks at #5
  • Oct 3 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins
  • Oct 9 "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 performances
  • Oct 17 Blue Man Group's 1st performance in New York City
  • Oct 18 "Most Happy Fella" closes at NY State Theater NYC

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 18 "My Own Private Idaho" directed and written by Gus van Sant starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves is released

Actor River Phoenix
Actor
River Phoenix
Actor and Musician Keanu Reeves
Actor and Musician
Keanu Reeves
  • Oct 20 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 9 performances
  • Oct 23 "Les Miserables" opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
  • Oct 24 "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 performances
  • Oct 27 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 9 performances
  • Oct 27 "Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Nov 2 Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
  • Nov 6 "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" opens at Gershwin NYC for 32 performances
  • Nov 7 "Brigadoon" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Nov 7 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 8 Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Jan 30 Rebecca Lovell, American singer & guitarist (Larkin Poe), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Person of interestEd Sheeran

Feb 17 Ed Sheeran, English singer-songwriter ("Shape of You"; "Thinking Out Loud"), born in Halifax, England

Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Singer-Songwriter
Ed Sheeran
  • Mar 4 Diandra Newlin, American actress, singer, and fashion model
  • Mar 6 Tyler, the Creator [Tyler Gregory Okonma], American rapper and record producer (Flower Boy, Igor), born in Ladera Heights, California
  • Apr 2 Quavo [Quavious Marshall], American rapper (Migos), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Apr 7 Anne-Marie [Nicholson], British pop singer-songwriter ("Rockabye"; "Friends"), born in East Tilbury in Essex, England
  • Apr 10 Amanda Michalka, American actress and singer, born in Torrance, California
  • Apr 30 Travis Scott [Jacques Webster], American rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer ("Highest In The Room"; "Sicko Mode"), born in Houston, Texas
  • May 10 Kenny Beats [Blume], American hip-hop record producer and songwriter, born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • May 19 Jordan Pruitt, American singer (The Voice), born in Loganville, Georgia
  • May 19 Moses Sumney, American singer-songwriter (Græ), born in San Bernadino, California
  • May 23 Sarah Jarosz, American singer-songwriter (World on the Ground), born in Austin, Texas
  • May 24 Erika Umeda, Japanese singer (ZYX), born in Minami-ku, Yokohama, Japan
  • Jun 21 Tyler Childers, American country, bluegrass and folk singer- songwriter (Purgatory; Long Violent History), born in Lawrence County, Kentucky
  • Jul 2 Burna Boy [Damini Ogulu], Nigerian singer-songwriter (African Giant), born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Jul 5 Jason Dolley, American actor and musician (Cory in the House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 9 Spencer Elden, Baby and model on Nirvana (band)'s Nevermind album
  • Jul 18 Karina Pasian, American-Dominican pop/R&B singer and pianist, born in New York City
  • Aug 28 Kyle Massey, American actor and rapper, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 28 Sarah Jane Santos, Filipino singer
  • Oct 10 Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer and songwriter (Lessons To Be Learned), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Oct 10 Lali Espósito, Argentine actress, singer and model, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Oct 11 Chauncey Matthews, American Juniors singer, born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 1 Anthony Ramos, American actor and singer-songwriter (Hamilton), born in New York City
  • Dec 2 Charles Otto "Charlie" Puth (Jr.), American singer-songwriter (Voicenotes; "Marvin Gaye"; "See You Again"), born in Rumson, New Jersey
  • Dec 13 Jay Greenberg, American composer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Dec 14 Offset [Kiari Cephus], American rapper (Migos), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Dec 19 Declan Galbraith, British pop singer ("Tell Me Why"), born in Hoo St. Werburgh Kent, England
  • Dec 22 DaBaby [Jonathan Kirk], American rapper and singer-songwriter (Rockstar), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 24 Louis Tomlinson, English pop singer (One Direction), born in Doncaster, England

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 9 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (42) weds equestrian Madeleine Gurdon (28) in Westminster, London

LoveWedding of Interest

May 3 American singer Andy Williams weds 2nd wife Debbie Hass

Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams
  • Jun 7 Singer Jimmy Osmond weds Michelle Larson

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 9 American rock star Bruce Springsteen (41) weds his backup singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa (34), at their Los Angeles home

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 6 Folk singer Mary Travers (54) weds restaurateur Ethan Robbins

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • Jul 27 American rocker Jani Lane (27), (Warrant - "Cherry Pie") marries American model Bobbie Brown (23); (divorced 1993)
  • Aug 31 Musician Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) weds Gertie Filip

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Country singer Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 20 Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black

Country Singer Clint Black
Country Singer
Clint Black
  • Oct 27 "Thompson Twins" singer Tom Bailey weds Alannah Currie at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
  • Oct 30 Singer Clint Black (34) weds actress Lisa Hartman (29)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 Leo Wright, American jazz saxophone and flute player (Dizzy Gillespie;; Blues Shout; I Left My Heart In San Francisco), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Jan 6 Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Turkish composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 8 Steve Clark, English rock guitarist (Def Leppard), dies at 30
  • Jan 16 Cladys "Jabbo" Smith, American jazz trumpet pioneer, dies at 82
  • Jan 26 Karen Young, American disco singer ("Hot Shot"), dies at 39
  • Feb 6 Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Feb 9 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, dies at 59
  • Feb 10 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, dies of cancer at 62
  • Feb 12 Roger Patterson, American death metal bass player (b. 1968)
  • Feb 14 Roy Lanham, American western swing and jazz guitarist (The Whippoorwills; Sons of the Pioneers, 1961-86), dies at 68
  • Feb 21 Margot Fonteyn, English ballerina considered the 1st lady of British Ballet (Giselle), dies at 71
  • Feb 24 Webb Pierce, US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64
  • Feb 26 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer songwriter, dies at 75
  • Feb 27 Hein van Royen, Dutch director of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (1974-91), dies at 52
  • Mar 1 Scott Huston, American composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Frank Esler-Smith, English-Australian rock keyboardist (Air Supply), dies at 42
  • Mar 1 Louis Saguer, German born French composer ( Lili Merveille), dies at 83
  • Mar 2 Serge Gainsbourg, Russian-French singer (Ford Mustang), dies at 62
  • Mar 3 Arthur Murray [Moses Teichman], American ballroom dancer and businessman (Arthur Murray Dance Party), dies at 95 of pneumonia
  • Mar 9 Tomojirō Ikenouchi, Japanese composer and educator, dies at 84
  • Mar 14 Howard Ashman, American playwright and lyricist (Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid), dies of AIDS-related complications at 40
  • Mar 14 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter (Save the Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
  • Mar 21 Leo Fender, American inventor (Fender guitar), dies at 81
  • Mar 22 Dave Guard, American singer, songwriter and arranger (Kingston Trio - "Tom Dooley"), dies of cancer at 56
  • Mar 25 Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
  • Mar 25 Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
  • Mar 27 Elinor Remick Warren, American concert pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 31 John Carter, American jazz clarinetist (Roots & Folklore), dies at 61
  • Apr 7 Ruth Page, American ballet dancer and choreographer (Diaghilev, Pygmalion), dies at 92
  • Apr 8 Dead [Pelle Ohlin], Swedish heavy metal singer (Mayhem), commits suicide at 22
  • Apr 9 Martin Hannett, record producer (b. 1948)
  • Apr 18 Heino Jurisalu, Estonian composer (Kvintett puhkpillidele), dies at 60
  • Apr 18 Barry Rogers, American jazz, salsa, and session trombonist (Eddie Palmiere; Fania All-Stars; Chaka Khan; Todd Rundgren), dies at 55
  • Apr 20 Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a house fire at 44
  • Apr 21 Willi Boskovsky, Austrian violinist and conductor (Vienna New Year's Concert, 1955-79), dies at 81
  • Apr 23 Johnny Thunders [Genzale], American punk rock guitarist (New York Dolls), dies from a combination of leukemia and drug abuse at 38
  • Apr 26 Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (The Godfather Part II), and father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies at 80
  • Apr 26 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (Bugler's Dream), dies at 86
  • Apr 26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, dies at 85
  • May 3 Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer and composer (b. 1907)
  • May 8 Jean Langlais, French organist, and composer (Missa Salve Regina), dies at 84
  • May 9 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian-American pianist (Marlboro School of Music), dies at 88
  • May 13 James "Jimmy" McPartland, American cornetist and musician (Magic Horn), dies of cancer at 83
  • May 15 Lawrence "Bud" Freeman, American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and composer ("The Eel"; "Zen Is When"), dies of cancer at 84
  • May 20 Julian Orbon De Soto, Cuban composer, dies at 65
  • May 23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
  • May 23 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (Unter dem Zimbelstern), dies at 95
  • May 24 (Harold Eugene) Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds - "Eight Miles High"), dies from natural causes brought on by bleeding ulcer at 46
  • May 27 Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (International Bruckner Society; Mozart's Requiem), and educator (Vienna University, 1932-73), dies at 86
  • Jun 1 David Ruffin, American soul musician and early lead singer for The Temptations (My Girl, Ain't Too Proud to Beg), dies of drug overdose at 50
  • Jun 6 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • Jun 6 Stan Getz [Stanley Gayetski], American jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • Jun 8 Bertice Reading, American stage and screen actress and singer (The Jazz Train; Requiem For A Nun; Moon In The Gutter), dies at 57
  • Jun 9 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), dies following surgery at 88
  • Jun 9 Max van Praag, Dutch singer, dies at 77
  • Jun 16 Vicky Brown, American singer ("Power of Love"), dies
  • Jun 20 Malcolm Frager, American concert pianist, dies at 56
  • Jun 23 Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • Jun 29 Richard "Groove" Holmes, American jazz organist (Misty), dies of cancer at 60
  • Jul 3 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer, dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), dies of cancer at 55
  • Jul 19 Gino Negri, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 20 Earl Robinson, American composer, dies in a car accident at 81
  • Jul 28 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
  • Aug 7 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
  • Aug 9 Corrie Hartong, dance pioneer, dies
  • Aug 11 Helmut Walcha, a blind German organist (church music), dies at 83
  • Aug 12 Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
  • Aug 18 Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), dies in a motorcycle accident on his Harley at 47
  • Aug 18 Clarence Hutchenrider, American jazz clarinetist (Casa Loma Orchestra), dies at 83
  • Aug 19 Richard Maltby Sr., American musician and orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 77
  • Aug 20 Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • Aug 27 Vince Taylor [Brian Holden], British singer (Brand new Cadillac), dies
  • Aug 28 Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies
  • Aug 29 Dixie Dunbar [Charlotte King], American singer and actress, dies of heart attack at 72
  • Sep 4 Charlie Barnet, saxophonist (Cherokee), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Sep 4 Dottie West, American country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
  • Sep 4 Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies
  • Sep 7 Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • Sep 8 Alex North [Isadore Soifer], American composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata), dies of cancer at 80 [1]
  • Sep 8 Jo Budie, Dutch orchestra leader (KRO), dies
  • Sep 10 Yves Montand [Ivo Livi], Italian-French actor and singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Sep 13 Ferry Barendse, trumpeter/composer/arranger (Ramblers), dies
  • Sep 15 Sulkhan Tsintsadze, Georgian composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 17 Zino Francescatti, French violinist (NY Phil-1939), dies at 89
  • Sep 18 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock singer (MC5 - Kick Out The Jams), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Sep 24 Peter Bellamy, English folk singer, commits suicide at 47
  • Sep 26 Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), dies of cancer at 72

Person of interestMiles Davis

Sep 28 Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, dies of pneumonia at 65

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • Sep 29 Zapata Jaw [Nelson Renfrum], Surinamese musician, dies
  • Oct 9 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • Oct 16 Boris Papandopulo, Croatian composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 16 Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies
  • Oct 17 Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), dies of liver disease at 72
  • Oct 18 Gunnar Sønstevold, Norwegian jazz pianist, and orchestral and film score composer (Litany In Atlanta; The Dorian Cage), dies at 78
  • Oct 25 Bill Graham, rock concert promoter (Filmore, Dylan), dies at 60
  • Oct 25 Margo J. Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers), dies of heart attack and stroke at 55
  • Oct 27 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish-British composer and conductor (Symphony No. 3 - Sinfonia Sacra), dies at 77
  • Oct 28 Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist/composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 31 Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer, and music critic, dies at 90