On This Day

Year 2018 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music

  • Sep 6 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor (I Solisti Veneti), dies at 83
  • Sep 7 Mac Miller [Malcolm McCormick], American rapper and music producer (Best Day Ever), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • Sep 16 Big Jay [Cecil James] McNeely, American R&B saxophonist, dies of prostate cancer at 91
  • Sep 21 Katherine Hoover, American flautist, composer (Eleni: A Greek Tragedy), teacher and conductor, dies at 80
  • Sep 21 José Luis de Delás, Spanish composer and conductor, dies at 90
  • Sep 22 Charles "Chas" Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), dies at 74
  • Sep 27 Marty Balin [Buchwald], American singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), dies at 76
  • Sep 29 Otis Rush, American blues musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), dies from complications from an earlier stroke at 83
  • Sep 29 James "Big Jim" Wright, American Grammy and Dove Award-winning keyboardist, composer, arranger, and record producer (Sound of Blackness; Mariah Carey) dies at 52
  • Oct 1 Charles Aznavour [Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian], French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum), dies at 94
  • Oct 2 Geoff Emerick, British sound engineer and record producer (Beatles; Elvis Costello), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Oct 3 Bent Lorentzen, Danish orchestral, electronic, and opera composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 4 John Tyrrell, British musicologist (Leoš Janáček; The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), dies at 76
  • Oct 5 Bobby Notkoff, American rock and blues violinist (Crazy Horse; The Rockets), dies at 80
  • Oct 6 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano, dies at 85
  • Oct 12 Takehisa Kosugi, Japanese violinist and experimental music composer (Group Ongaku; Taj Mahal Travellers), dies at 80
  • Oct 18 Randolph Hokanson, American concert pianist and teacher (University of Washington, 1949-84), dies at 103
  • Oct 24 Tony Joe White, American blues and swamp rock singer ("Polk Salad Annie"), and songwriter ("Rainy Night In Georgia"), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Oct 24 Darijan Božič, Slovenian composer and conductor, dies at 86
  • Oct 24 Wah-Wah Watson [Melvin Ragin], American session guitarist in Motown's Funk Brothers (Temptations - "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"), dies at 67
  • Oct 25 Sonny Fortune [Cornelius Fortune], American jazz saxophonist, dies at 79
  • Oct 28 Richard James Gill, Australian conductor and music educator, dies from cancer at 76
  • Nov 2 Roy Hargrove, American trumpeter, dies of kidney disease at 49
  • Nov 2 Glenn Schwartz, American rock guitarist (Pacific Gas & Electric -"Are You Ready?"), dies at 78
  • Nov 6 Hugh McDowell, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra), dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 7 Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), dies at 86
  • Nov 7 Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Irish pianist, composer and educator (University of Limerick), dies at 67
  • Nov 12 Igor Mikhailovich Luchenok, Belarusian composer and teacher, dies at 80
  • Nov 15 Roy Clark, American country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show), dies at 85
  • Nov 20 Harald Heilmann, German composer, dies at 94
  • Nov 20 Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet, 1974-90), film score composer and conductor, dies at 64
  • Nov 21 Devin Lima [Harold Lima], American singer (LFO), dies of cancer at 41
  • Nov 22 Imrat Khan, Indian sitar and surbahar player and composer, dies of a stroke at 83
  • Nov 24 Harold Farberman, American percussionist, conductor, and composer (Medea), dies at 89
  • Dec 6 Pete Shelley [Peter McNeish], English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks "Going Steady"), dies at 63
  • Dec 6 Andrew Frierson, pioneering African American opera singer, dies at 94
  • Dec 6 John "Ace" Cannon, American pop, rock and country music saxophonist (Tuff Sax), dies at 84
  • Dec 13 Nancy Wilson, American jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love), dies at 81
  • Dec 14 Joe Osborn, American session bass player (Bridge Over Troubled Water), dies of pancreatic cancer at 81
  • Dec 17 Galt MacDermot, Canadian musician and composer (Hair), dies at 89
  • Dec 17 Raven Wilkinson, American ballerina, first African American woman to dance with major ballet company, dies at 83
  • Dec 23 Honey Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), dies at 75
  • Dec 26 Sono Osato, American Japanese ballet dancer and actress, dies at 99
  • Dec 26 Theodore Antoniou, Greek conductor and composer (Paean, Celebration), dies at 83
  • Dec 28 Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr Hook), dies at 81
  • Dec 28 Christine McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), dies at 92
  • Dec 30 Larry Austin, American classical and electronic composer and educator, dies at 88
  • Dec 31 Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese), Scottish singer-songwriter (Marmalade), dies from complications relating to Parkinson's disease at 72 [1]