Deaths in Music on December 10

  • 1618 Giulio Caccini, Italian composer
  • 1665 Tarquinio Mercula, composer, dies
  • 1770 Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1805 Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer, dies at 43
  • 1826 Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer, dies at 68
  • 1833 Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer, dies at 79
  • 1877 Federico Ricci, composer, dies at 68
  • 1888 Mariano Obiols, composer, dies at 79
  • 1910 Pablo Hernandez Salces, composer, dies at 76
  • 1921 Viktor Jacobi, composer, dies at 38
  • 1938 Mario Pilati, composer, dies at 35
  • 1939 Wilhelm Grosz, composer, dies at 45
  • 1965 Henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68
  • 1966 Boris Koutzen, composer, dies at 65
  • 1967 Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer, dies at 71
  • 1967 Carl Cunningham, rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash

  • 1967 Jimmy King, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • 1967 Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter (Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay), dies in a plane crash at 26
  • 1967 Phalin Jones, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash
  • 1967 Ron Caldwell, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • 1969 Franco Capuana, composer, dies at 75
  • 1969 Leigh Harline, composer, dies at 62
  • 1982 Roy Webb, American film composer, dies at 94
  • 1986 Kate Wolf, folksinger (Back Roads), dies of leukemia at 44
  • 1987 Jascha Heifetz, Russian violinist, dies at 86
  • 1992 Bernard Reichel, Swiss composer, dies at 91
  • 1993 Alice Tully, American singer and patroness (Carnegie Hall), dies at 91
  • 1994 George G F van Renesse, concert pianist/music director, dies at 85
  • 1994 Robert Blum, Swiss composer, dies at 94
  • 1995 Darren Robinson, singer, dies at 28
  • 1996 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns), commits suicide at 34
  • 1996 John Duffey, bluegrass musician, dies at 62
  • 1997 Violet Carlson, stage dancer/singer, dies at 97
  • 1997 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), dies at 71
  • 1999 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band - Stagefright), dies of heart failure at 55
  • 2008 Didith Reyes, Filipino singer (b. 1948)
  • 2013 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, dies at 83