Deaths in Music on August 9

  • 1613 Giovanni Righi, composer, dies at 36
  • 1672 Jose Ximenez, Spanish composer, dies at 70
  • 1710 Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1727 Johann Philipp Treiber, composer, dies at 52
  • 1806 Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia Christian, composer, dies at 33
  • 1835 Claus Nielsen Schali, composer, dies at 78
  • 1888 Isaac Strauss, composer, dies at 82
  • 1919 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza), dies at 62
  • 1955 Marion Eugene Bauer, composer, dies at 57
  • 1958 Felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74
  • 1959 Emil Frantisek Burian, composer, dies at 55
  • 1966 Gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75
  • 1972 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist , dies at 45
  • 1974 Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)
  • 1975 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer, dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 1976 Max Vredenburg, composer, dies at 72
  • 1988 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, dies at 83
  • 1991 Corrie Hartong, dance pioneer, dies
  • 1994 Clarence Ford, sax player, dies at 64
  • 1995 Jerry Garcia, rock vocalist (Grateful Dead), dies at 53
  • 2002 Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (b. 1953)
  • 2003 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer, dies of liver cancer at 57
  • 2003 Chester Ludgin, American baritone (b. 1925)
  • 2004 Tony Mottola, American guitarist (b. 1918)
  • 2004 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92