Deaths in Music on January 10

  • 1780 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist/composer, dies at 82
  • 1792 Jean-Louis Laruette, composer, dies at 60
  • 1800 Johan Wikmanson, composer, dies at 46
  • 1833 Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer, dies at 73
  • 1876 Charles EH de Coussemaker, Belgian musicologist/historian, dies at 70
  • 1889 Martin Andreas Udbye, composer, dies at 68
  • 1892 Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn, composer, dies at 91
  • 1895 Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, composer, dies at 45
  • 1905 Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (b. 1835)
  • 1939 Julius Bittner, Austrian composer (Missa Austriaca), dies at 64
  • 1941 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • 1951 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, dies at 59
  • 1953 Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56
  • 1954 Fred Raymond, Austrian composer, dies at 53
  • 1963 Tadeusz Szeligowski, Polish composer (The Peacock and the Girl), dies at 66
  • 1967 Vilem Petrzelka, composer, dies at 77
  • 1968 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer, dies at 85
  • 1968 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (La Momie), dies at 90
  • 1969 John Brownlee, Australian tenor (b. 1900)
  • 1972 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • 1972 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), dies at 82
  • 1976 Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65
  • 1976 Howlin' Wolf, singer/guitarist, dies following brain surgery at 65
  • 1978 Don Gillis, American composer (b. 1912)
  • 1982 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, dies at 84
  • 1985 Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906)
  • 1986 Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 48
  • 1987 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), dies at 67
  • 1989 Donald Voorhees, American conductor (Bell Telephone Hour), dies at 85
  • 1993 Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
  • 1997 Alvinio Misciano, Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window
  • 1999 Frank Parker, American singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), dies at 95
  • 2005 Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)
  • 2010 Mano Solo [Emmanuel Cabut], French singer, dies from multiple aneurisms at 46
  • 2011 Margaret Whiting, American singer (It Might As Well Be Spring, Time After Time), dies at 86
  • 2011 Bosko Petrovic, Croatian jazz musician, founder of the Zagreb Jazz Quartet, dies at 75
  • 2015 Timothy Lee Drummond, American musician, dies at 74

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2016 David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), dies of cancer at 69

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  • 2017 Buddy Greco, American jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), dies at 90
  • 2018 "Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), dies from pneumonia at 67