Deaths in Music in October 1971

  • Oct 2 Bola de Nieve [Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández], Cuban singer, pianist and songwriter, dies at 60
  • Oct 3 Seán Ó Riada, Irish composer, dies at 40
  • Oct 8 Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 12 Gene Vincent, rocker, dies of bleeding ulcers at 36
  • Oct 24 Carl Ruggles, US composer (Evocations), dies at 95
  • Oct 24 Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
  • Oct 28 Yves de La Casiniere, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 29 Duane Allman, rock guitarist, dies in a motorcycle accident at 24
  • Oct 30 Osvald Chlubna, composer, dies at 78