Deaths in Music in October 1970

  • Oct 1 Hans Poser, German composer, dies at 52
  • Oct 1 Petar Konjovic, composer, dies at 87
  • Oct 2 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 2 Anders Bo Leif Linde, composer, dies at 37
  • Oct 4 George Frederick McKay, composer, dies at 71

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Oct 4 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
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  • Oct 11 Anis Fuleihan, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 13 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90
  • Oct 28 Baby Huey, [James Ramey], vocalist (Baby Huey & Babysitters), dies
  • Oct 28 Eduardo López-Chávarri y Marco, Spanish composer, music critic and lawyer, dies at 99