Deaths in Music on April 10

  • 1545 Costanzo Festa, Italian composer
  • 1640 Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • 1731 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, composer, dies at 58
  • 1756 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, dies at 94
  • 1810 Konrad Back, German monastic composer, dies at 60
  • 1911 Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, composer, dies at 35
  • 1937 Algernon Ashton, composer, dies at 77
  • 1938 Joe "King" Oliver, American musician (b. 1885)
  • 1955 Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer, dies at 68
  • 1956 Bozidar Sirola, composer, dies at 66
  • 1956 Jozef Szulc, Polish composer, dies at 81
  • 1958 Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30
  • 1960 Arthur Benjamin, Austral composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies at 66
  • 1962 Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21
  • 1979 Nino Rota, Italian composer (Torquemada), dies at 67
  • 1986 Linda Creed, American songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 1994 James L Lyons, jazz promoter, dies at 77

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2003 Little Eva [Eva Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), dies of cervical cancer at 59

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  • 2005 Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, dies at 76
  • 2013 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76