Musicians Who Died on August 10

  • 1730 Sebastien de Brossard, French composer and music theorist, dies at 74
  • 1806 Michael Haydn, Austrian composer, dies at 68
  • 1821 Salvatore Vigano, composer, dies at 52
  • 1841 Hippolyte Monpou, composer, dies at 37
  • 1886 Eduard Grell, German composer, dies at 85
  • 1911 Carl Lumbye, Danish composer, dies at 70
  • 1938 Joseph Moorat, composer, dies at 73
  • 1948 Lucille Bogan, American blues singer and songwriter ("Sweet Petunia"; "Black Angel Blues"), dies from coronary sclerosis at 51
  • 1967 John Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83
  • 1970 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (The Soldiers Requiem), commits suicide at 52
  • 1991 (Henry) "Buster" Smith, American jazz alto saxophonist, arranger, and bandleader (Blue Devils; Count Basie), dies of a heart attack at 86
  • 1993 Øystein Aarseth, Norwegian black-metal guitarist (Mayhem), stabbed to death by a musical rival at 25
  • 1994 Bill Baker, American doo-wop singer The Five Satins - "In The Still Of The Night"), dies at 58
  • 1995 Peter Lancelot Williams, English dance journalist, dies at 81
  • 1997 Conlon Nancarrow, American composer (Soundings 4), dies at 84

Michael HouserMichael Houser (1962-2002)

American guitarist (Widespread Panic), dies of pancreatic cancer at 40

  • 2003 Bill Perkins, American cool jazz tenor saxophonist (Woody Herman; Stan Kenton; Bud Shank; The Tonight Show Band, 1970-82), and recording engineer, dies of cancer at 79
  • 2003 Carmita Jiménez, Puerto Rican singer (Tierra Rica"; "La Vida En Rosa"), dies of cancer at 64
  • 2007 Tony Wilson, British music personality, record label owner and radio broadcaster, dies of a heart attack at 57

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes (1942-2008)

American musician and composer ("Shaft"), dies at 65

  • 2013 Eydie Gormé [Edithe Gormezano], American Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pop singer ("Blame It On The Bossa Nova"), American singer, dies at 84
  • 2017 Xavier Benguerel, Catalan composer (Llibre Vermell; Jo, Dalí), dies at 86
  • 2022 Abdul Wadud {Ronald DeVaughn], American jazz, avant-garde, and classical cellist (Camille; By Myself), dies at 75