Musicians Who Died 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 António da Silva Leite, Portuguese 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 Dorn, German composer and opera conductor, dies at 91
  • 1895 Benjamin Godard, French violinist, orchestral and opera composer (Symphonie légendaire; Jocelyn), dies at 45
  • 1905 Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (b. 1835)
  • 1931 Oscar Fetrás [Otto Faster], German composer (Mondnacht auf der Alster), dies at 76
  • 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 Vilém Petrželka, Czech composer, dies at 77
  • 1968 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer, dies at 85
  • 1969 John Brownlee, Australian operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1937-57), dies at 69
  • 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
  • 1974 Eddie Safranski, American jazz double bassist and orchestra leader (Jonathan Winters Show), dies at 55
  • 1976 Howlin' Wolf [Chester Arthur Burnett], American blues musician (Smokestack Lightnin', Killing Floor), dies of complications during kidney surgery at 65
  • 1978 Don Gillis, American composer (Symphony 5½ - A Symphony for Fun), dies at 65
  • 1978 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag), dies at 62
  • 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 singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1938-42), and actress (In Society), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1989 Donald Voorhees, American conductor (Bell Telephone Hour), dies at 85
  • 1993 Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
  • 1995 Fred Böhler, Swiss jazz bandleader, pianist, and early proponent of the Hammond organ, dies at 82
  • 1997 Alvinio Misciano, Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window
  • 1999 (Elbert) "Sonny" Forriest, American guitarist (The Coasters; Ray Charles; Hank Crawford), dies at 64
  • 1999 Frank Parker, American singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), dies at 95
  • 2000 Sam Jaffe, American music and film producer (Born Free, The Fighting Sullivans), dies at 98
  • 2005 Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)
  • 2008 (Walter) "Pete" Candoli, American jazz, big band, and session trumpeter (Woody Herman; Stan Kenton; Henry Mancini; The Brothers Candoli), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • 2010 Mano Solo [Emmanuel Cabut], French singer, dies from multiple aneurisms at 46
  • 2011 Bosko Petrovic, Croatian jazz musician, founder of the Zagreb Jazz Quartet, dies at 75
  • 2011 Liana Alexandra, Romanian pianist and composer, dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 63
  • 2011 Margaret Whiting, American singer (It Might As Well Be Spring, Time After Time), dies at 86
  • 2014 Aram Gharabekian, Armenian conductor (National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia; Boston SinfoNova, 1983-96), dies at 58
  • 2015 Timothy Lee Drummond, American musician, dies at 74

David BowieDavid Bowie (1947-2016)

English rock singer-songwriter ("Space Oddity"; "Changes"; "Ziggy Stardust"; "Heroes"), mime, and actor (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence; Labyrinth), dies of cancer at 69

  • 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
  • 2022 Khan Jamal [Warren Cheeseboro], American jazz vibraphonist and marimba player (Sounds of Liberation; Creative Art Ensemble), dies of kidney failure at 75 [1]