Deaths in Music on August 27

  • 1521 Josquin Des Prez, composer, dies
  • 1572 Claude Goudimel, French composer
  • 1611 Tomés L de Victoria, Spanish composer/singer/organist, dies
  • 1746 Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, composer, dies
  • 1841 Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer, dies at 65
  • 1846 Franciszek Ścigalski, Polish composer, dies at 64
  • 1846 Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, German composer, dies at 63
  • 1855 Francisco Eduardo da Costa, Portuguese composer, dies at 36
  • 1865 Jozef Nowakowski, composer, dies at 64
  • 1868 Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer, dies at 82
  • 1883 August Friedrich Pott, composer, dies at 76
  • 1887 Wilhelm Volkmar, composer, dies at 74
  • 1922 Carl Fuchs, German composer, dies at 83
  • 1948 Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), dies at 74
  • 1948 Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, composer, dies at 50
  • 1953 Nicolai Berezowsky, composer, dies at 53
  • 1962 Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79
  • 1964 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59
  • 1965 Otto Reinhold, composer, dies at 66
  • 1967 Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles), dies of drug overdose at 32
  • 1976 Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
  • 1979 Boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82
  • 1981 Joan Edwards, american singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62

Person of interestStevie Ray Vaughan

1990 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood), dies in a helicopter crash at 35

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 1991 Vince Taylor, [Brian Holden], British singer (Brand new Cadillac), dies
  • 1994 Roberto Goyeneche, [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies
  • 1995 Marty Paich, American musician, conductor, producer and arranger (Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson), dies of colon cancer at 70
  • 2006 Jesse Pintado, Mexican-born guitarist (Napalm Death) (b. 1969)
  • 2014 Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), dies of natural causes at 92