Deaths in Music on February 27

  • 1731 Angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76
  • 1797 Benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele, composer, dies at 61
  • 1805 Stefan Paluselli, composer, dies at 57
  • 1852 Joseph Drechsler, composer, dies at 69
  • 1887 Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin, Russian composer, dies at 53
  • 1923 Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer, dies at 67
  • 1929 Manuel Manrique de Lara, Spanish composer (The Oresteia), dies at 65
  • 1956 Frank Dailey, orchestra leader (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 54
  • 1956 Gunther Ramin, German organist/composer/choir conductor, dies at 57
  • 1968 Ludvik Podest, composer, dies at 46
  • 1968 Frankie Lymon, American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer (The Teenagers), dies at 25 of a heroin overdose
  • 1969 John Boles, American singer and actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
  • 1973 Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1978 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65
  • 1982 Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39
  • 2003 John Lanchbery, English composer (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
  • 2013 Van Cliburn, American pianist, dies at 78