On This Day

Musicians Who Died in October 2012

  • Oct 2 Big Jim Sullivan [Tomkins], British session and touring rock guitarist, sitar, and banjo player, dies of heart disease and diabetes at 71
  • Oct 3 "Kathi" McDonald, American blues and rock singer (Ike & Tina Turner revue; Big Brother & The Holding Company), and songwriter, dies at 64
  • Oct 5 Edvard Mirzoyan, Armenian composer, dies at 91
  • Oct 7 John Tchicai, Danish jazz saxophonist and composer (New York Art Quartet), dies at 76
  • Oct 9 Theo Olof, German-Dutch violinist and concert master, dies at 88
  • Oct 18 David Spencer Ware, American free jazz saxophonist, dies at 62
  • Oct 27 Hans Werner Henze, German composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 27 Terry Callier, American soul, folk and jazz guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("What Color Is Love"), dies of cancer at 67