On This Day

Musicians Who Died in September 2017

  • Sep 2 Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American pianist, darabukha drummer, and composer (Martha Graham ballet scores), dies at 96
  • Sep 2 Dave Hlubek, American rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet), dies at 66

Person of interestWalter Becker

Sep 3 Walter Becker, American rock bassist, guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"; "Peg"), dies of esophageal cancer at 67

Musician and Record Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Record Producer
Walter Becker
  • Sep 5 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), dies at 79
  • Sep 6 Derek David Bourgeois, British composer, conductor and educator (National Youth Chamber Orchestra), dies of cancer at 75
  • Sep 8 Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer ("I Believe in You"), dies from emphysema at 78
  • Sep 11 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), dies at 86
  • Sep 12 Riem de Wolff, Indonesian-Dutch singer and guitarist (Blue Diamonds), dies at 74
  • Sep 13 Grant Hart, American punk rock drummer and songwriter (Hüsker Dü), dies of liver cancer at 56
  • Sep 15 Harry Dean Stanton, American actor (Lucky; Alien; Cool Hand Luke; The Godfather Part II), musician, and singer ,dies at 91
  • Sep 17 Laudir de Oliveira, Brazilian percussionist (Chicago), died on stage of a heart attack at 77
  • Sep 19 Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - A Little Loving), dies at 76
  • Sep 23 Tsisana Tatishvili, Georgian lyric-dramatic soprano, dies at 79
  • Sep 25 Folke Rabe, Swedish avant-garde composer (What??) dies at 81
  • Sep 27 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist and WWII survivor, dies from pneumonia at 90
  • Sep 27 Anne Jeffreys [Annie Carmichael], American singer and actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital), dies at 94
  • Sep 29 Dmitry Smolsky, Belarusian orchestral, choral, theater and pop music composer, and teacher (Belarusian State Academy of Music, 1962-2014), dies at 80
  • Sep 30 Alam Thomas "Tom" Paley, American folk musician (New Lost City Ramblers), dies at 89