On This Day

Deaths in Music on December 27

  • 1595 Pietro Pontio, Italian composer (Ragionamento di Musica), dies at 63
  • 1858 Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French composer, dies at 73
  • 1880 Alessandro Nini, Italian composer, dies at 75
  • 1916 Nicolai Soloviev, Russian music critic and composer, dies at 70
  • 1919 Achilles Alferaki, Russian composer, dies at 73
  • 1931 Peter C. Lutkin, composer, dies at 73
  • 1931 Walter Courvoisier, composer, dies at 56
  • 1944 Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, American composer and pianist, dies at 77
  • 1953 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and lyricist, dies at 59
  • 1978 Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star), dies in a car crash at 27
  • 1981 Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael, American composer, singer and actor (In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening), dies at 82
  • 1983 Walter Scott, rocker, dies
  • 1986 Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, composer, dies at 78
  • 1991 Edward M Love, choreographer/dancer, dies of AIDS at 43
  • 1995 Shura Cherkassky, American classical pianist, dies at 86
  • 1997 Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, dies at 73
  • 2004 Hank Garland, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2008 Delaney Bramlett, American rocker (Shindogs, Delaney & Bonnie), dies at 69
  • 2015 Stevie Wright, British-born Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), dies at 68
  • 2015 Andy M. Stewart, Scottish musician and composer (Silly Wizard), dies at 63