On This Day

Musicians Who Died in September 2015

  • Sep 2 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), dies at 85
  • Sep 4 Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), dies at 80
  • Sep 5 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), dies from cancer at 66
  • Sep 5 Jacques Israelievitch, French Canadian classical violinist, concertmaster (St. Louis Symphony, 1978-88; Toronto Symphony, 1988-2008), and music director (Koffler Chamber Orchestra, 2005-14), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Sep 9 Robin McDonald, Scottish rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas), dies at 72
  • Sep 12 Bryn Merrick, British musician (The Damned), dies at 56
  • Sep 13 Gary Richrath, American guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), dies at 65
  • Sep 17 David Willcocks, English conductor and composer (Kings College choir), dies at 95
  • Sep 20 Jack Larson, American actor (The Adventures of Superman -"Jimmy Olsen"), screenwriter, and librettist (Virgil Thomson's "Lord Byron"), dies at 87
  • Sep 21 Ben Cauley, American R&B trumpeter (The Bar-Kays - "Soul Finger") and Otis Redding plane crash survivor, dies at 67
  • Sep 26 Toshiya Sukegawa, Japanese contemporary classical and electro-acoustic composer (The Eternal Morning 1945.8.6; A Projection), dies at 85
  • Sep 26 Manuel Oltra, Spanish secular and sacred music composer, and professor (Barcelona Conservatory, 1959-87), dies at 93
  • Sep 27 Wilton Felder, American jazz-fusion saxophonist and bassist (The Crusaders), dies from multiple myeloma at 75
  • Sep 28 Frankie Ford [Frank Guzzo], American rock vocalist (Sea Cruise), dies at 76
  • Sep 29 Phil Woods, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu"; Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are"), dies of emphysema at 83