Deaths in Music in 2010

  • Jan 4 Sandro, Argentine songwriter (b. 1945)
  • Jan 7 Willie Mitchell, American soul singer (b. 1928)
  • Jan 10 Mano Solo [Emmanuel Cabut], French singer, dies from multiple aneurisms at 46
  • Jan 11 Mick Green, British guitarist (b. 1944)
  • Jan 13 Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
  • Jan 13 Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)
  • Jan 18 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, dies at 63
  • Jan 21 Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
  • Jan 24 Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)
  • Jan 31 Jürg Baur, German composer, dies at 91
  • Feb 10 Max Schubel, American composer (Opus One Records), dies at 77
  • Feb 13 John Reed, British singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1916)
  • Feb 14 Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
  • Mar 3 Dudley "Big Tiny" Little Jr, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 79
  • Mar 4 Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4 Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
  • Mar 4 Lolly Vegas, American singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 4 Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
  • Mar 6 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • Mar 10 Mickey Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), dies at 63
  • Mar 17 Alex Chilton, American musician (b. 1950)
  • Mar 17 Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (b. 1942)
  • Mar 17 Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Mar 21 Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (b. 1919)
  • Mar 24 Johnny Maestro, American singer (b. 1939)
  • Apr 3 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 8 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician, dies of cancer at 64
  • Apr 8 Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
  • Apr 14 Peter Steele, American musician. (b. 1968)
  • Apr 19 Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)
  • Apr 21 Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • May 1 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • May 9 Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • May 16 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), dies at 67
  • May 16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • May 24 Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
  • May 24 Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • May 24 Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)
  • May 25 Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)
  • May 31 Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)
  • Jun 6 Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • Jun 7 Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • Jun 23 Peter Quaife, English bass guitarist (the Kinks), dies at 66
  • Jun 26 Sergio Vega, Mexican Banda singer (b.1969)
  • Jun 28 Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)
  • Jun 30 Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)
  • Jul 11 Walter Hawkins, Gospel music singer
  • Jul 12 Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1932)
  • Jul 13 Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (b. 1931)
  • Jul 14 Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)
  • Aug 12 Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat), dies at 64

  • Sep 3 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], English musician (ELO), killed by a rolling hay bale at 62
  • Sep 8 Rich Cronin, US singer-songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones) dies of cancer aged 36
  • Sep 15 Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (b. 1949)
  • Sep 20 Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)
  • Sep 22 Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
  • Sep 28 Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (b. 1928)
  • Oct 4 Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)
  • Oct 5 Steve Lee, Swiss musician and vocalist (Gotthard) (b. 1963)
  • Oct 6 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • Oct 6 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • Oct 7 T Lavitz, American musician (b. 1956)
  • Oct 10 Solomon Burke, American singer (b. 1940)
  • Oct 10 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (b. 1926)
  • Oct 16 Eyedea, American rapper (Eyedea & Abilities) (b. 1981)
  • Oct 18 Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)
  • Oct 25 Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican reggae musician, dies of lung cancer at 59
  • Nov 3 Jerry Bock, American musical theatre composer (b. 1928)
  • Nov 3 Jim Clench, Canadian bassist (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive) (b. 1949)
  • Nov 4 Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer (b. 1960)
  • Nov 5 Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 1931)
  • Nov 12 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (b. 1933)
  • Nov 23 James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)
  • Nov 25 Peter Christopherson English musician and video director/designer (b. 1955)
  • Nov 30 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • Dec 9 James Moody, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • Dec 13 Enrique Morente, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1942)
  • Dec 17 Captain Beefheart, American musician (b. 1941)
  • Dec 19 Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • Dec 24 Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer (b. 1930)
  • Dec 26 Teena Marie, American singer and composer (b. 1956)
  • Dec 28 Billy Taylor, American musician (b. 1921)
  • Dec 28 Agathe von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer (oldest von Trapp child), dies at 97
  • Dec 30 Bobby Farrell, Aruban singer (Boney M) (b. 1949)