On This Day

Musicians Who Died in October 1988

  • Oct 7 Billy Daniels, African-American jazz singer ("That Old Black Magic") and television pioneer (The Billy Daniels Show), dies of cancer at 73
  • Oct 8 Ernst Hermann Meyer, German composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 15 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji [Leon Dudley Sorabji], Parsi-British pianist and composer (Opus clavicembalisticum), dies of heart failure at 96
  • Oct 19 Edward "Son" House, American delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Walking Blues"; "Preachin' The Blues"), dies of larynx cancer at 86
  • Oct 25 Johnnie Richardson, American R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe), dies at 53