On This Day

Year 2010 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

  • Oct 6 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • Oct 7 T Lavitz, American musician (b. 1956)
  • Oct 10 Solomon Burke [McDonald], American soul singer ("Cry To Me"; Diamond In Your Mind"), dies at 70
  • Oct 10 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano, known as 'La Stupenda' (Metropolitan Opera debut 1961), dies at 83
  • Oct 16 Eyedea, American rapper (Eyedea & Abilities) (b. 1981)
  • Oct 18 Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)
  • Oct 20 Harvey Phillips, American tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra), dies at 80
  • Oct 25 Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican reggae musician, dies of lung cancer at 59
  • Oct 26 John King, American rock drummer (Steve Miller Band, 1972-74), dies at 63
  • Nov 3 Jerry Bock, American Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Nov 3 James "Jim" Clench, Canadian bassist and songwriter (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), dies of lung cancer at 61
  • Nov 4 Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer (b. 1960)
  • Nov 5 Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 1931)
  • Nov 12 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), dies from complications arising from a lung infection at 76
  • Nov 12 John MacIvor Perkins, American composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 23 James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)
  • Nov 25 Peter Christopherson English musician and video director/designer (b. 1955)
  • Nov 30 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • Nov 30 Monty Sunshine, British jazz clarinetist and bandleader (Petite Fleur), dies at 82
  • Dec 1 Alojz Srebotnjak, Slovenian composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 6 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and musical educator, dies at 108
  • Dec 9 James Moody, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • Dec 13 Enrique Morente, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1942)
  • Dec 13 Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme, British keyboardist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), commits suicide at 63
  • Dec 17 Captain Beefheart [Don Van Vliet], American rock musician, complications from multiple sclerosis at 69
  • Dec 19 Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • Dec 20 Jean-Louis Martinet, French composer, dies at 98
  • Dec 24 Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer (Joanna tentata), dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Teena Marie, American singer and composer (b. 1956)
  • Dec 28 Agathe von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer (oldest von Trapp child), dies at 97
  • Dec 28 Billy Taylor, American jazz pianist (Birdland), orchestra leader (David Frost Show) and broadcaster (NPR), dies after a heart attack at 89 [1]
  • Dec 30 Bobby Farrell, Aruban singer (Boney M) (b. 1949)