Musicians Who Died on July 10

  • 1594 Paulo Bellasio, composer, dies at 40
  • 1668 Adam-Nicolas Gascon, composer, dies at 45
  • 1690 Domenico Gabrielli, Italian Baroque composer, dies at 39
  • 1839 Fernando Sor, Spanish classical guitarist, and composer (Twelve Studies), dies at 61
  • 1868 Carlo Conti, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1888 Rafael Hernando, Spanish composer of zarzuelas, dies at 66
  • 1908 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1937 Attilio Brugnoli, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 56
  • 1940 Donald Francis Tovey, British musicologist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1941 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton [LeMothe], American jazz pioneer pianist and composer ("King Porter Stomp"), dies at 56
  • 1943 Arthur Nevin, American composer, dies at 72
  • 1952 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, Danish composer and organist (Music of the Spheres; Antikrist), dies at 58
  • 1953 Sidney Homer, American composer, dies at 88
  • 1977 Norman Paris, American orchestra leader (For Your Pleasure), and composer (" Big Blue Marble", "I've Got A Secret"), dies of stroke complications at 51
  • 1978 Michel Gusikoff, American violinist and composer, dies at 85
  • 1979 Arthur Fiedler, American orchestra leader (Boston Pops), dies at 84
  • 1982 Maria Jeritza [Marie Jedličková], Czech soprano, known as the Moravian Thunderbolt (Vienna Opera, 1912-34, 1953-56; Metropolitan Opera, 1921-32, 1951); dies at 94
  • 1983 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
  • 1987 John H. Hammond, American music producer, talent scout, promoter, and activist, "discovered" Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen, dies at 76
  • 1991 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1994 Henrik Blichmann, Danish swing jazz pianist, composer (92 Minutes of Yesterday), and orchestra leader, dies at 79
  • 2010 Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott, Jamaican singer (The African Brothers), dies at 54
  • 2011 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, dies at 89
  • 2011 Roland Petit, French choreographer and dancer (b. 1924)
  • 2015 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, dies at 88
  • 2019 Jerry Lawson, American a cappella singer and arranger (Persuasions - "Under the Boardwalk"), dies of Guillain–Barré syndrome at 75
  • 2021 Byron Berline, American world champion bluegrass fiddle player, dies of stroke complications at 77 [1]
  • 2021 Esther Bejarano, German accordionist, singer (Coincidence; Microphone Mafia), anti-fascism activist, and Holocaust survivor, dies at 96