On This Day

Musicians Who Died in October 1996

  • Oct 1 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 2 Frida Knight, English Communist activist and author, dies at 85
  • Oct 8 Watkins Shaw, British musicologist, dies at 85
  • Oct 11 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • Oct 12 Vernon Elliott, British composer and bassoonist, dies at 84
  • Oct 16 James Wild, music teacher, dies at 68
  • Oct 17 Berthold Goldschmidt, composer/conductor, dies at 93
  • Oct 17 Christopher Acland, English drummer (Lush), takes his own life at 30
  • Oct 22 John Bauldie, British music journalist, dies at 47
  • Oct 23 Alexander Kelly, British pianist and composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 24 Sid Pye, drummer, dies at 55
  • Oct 24 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 53
  • Oct 27 Belinda Quirey, dance historian and teacher, dies at 84
  • Oct 27 John Gregory, English ballet dancer, dies at 82