Deaths in Music on April 9

  • 1681 Alfonso Marsh, English composer and lutenist, dies at 54
  • 1793 Ernestus Weinrauch, composer, dies at 62
  • 1821 Felix Maximo Lopez, composer, dies at 78
  • 1851 Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer, dies at 80
  • 1879 Ernst Richter, German musical theorist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1893 Disma Fumagalli, composer, dies at 66
  • 1916 Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, composer, dies at 62
  • 1931 Paul Antonin Vidal, composer, dies at 67
  • 1933 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, German composer, dies at 55
  • 1939 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, composer, dies at 89
  • 1944 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, dies at 59
  • 1947 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, composer, dies at 43
  • 1954 Philip Greeley Clapp, composer, dies at 65
  • 1976 Akio Yashiro, composer, dies at 46
  • 1976 Phil Ochs, American anti-war folk singer (Draft Dodger Rag), commits suicide at 35
  • 1982 Wilfred Pelletier, symph conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 85
  • 1988 Brook Benton [Benjamin Franklin Peay], American soul vocalist (It's Just a Matter of Time, Rainy Night in Georgia), dies of meningitis at 56
  • 1988 Dave Prater, rocker (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
  • 1991 Martin Hannett, record producer (b. 1948)
  • 1998 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)
  • 2006 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, dies at 96