On This Day

Musicians Who Died in October 2015

  • Oct 2 Coleridge Goode, Jamaican-British jazz double bassist (Joe Harriot Quintet), dies at 100 [1]
  • Oct 3 Dave Pike, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player, dies at 77
  • Oct 6 Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer ("Down in the Boondocks"), dies at 73
  • Oct 8 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), dies at 64
  • Oct 9 N. Ramani, Indian flutist, dies at 80
  • Oct 10 Saša Britvić, Croatian conductor (Croatian Baroque Ensemble, 1999-2015), and pedagogue, dies at 51
  • Oct 11 John Berg, American art director, 4-time Grammy Award-winner for album art (Columbia Records, 1961-85), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Oct 12 Armin Kircher, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor, dies of heart failure at 48
  • Oct 20 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), dies at 74
  • Oct 20 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, dies at 89
  • Oct 23 Bill Keith, American banjoist, dies at 75

Maureen O'Hara

Oct 24 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish-American actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), dies at 95