Deaths in Music on July 27

  • 1720 Johann Samuel Welter, composer, dies at 69
  • 1777 William Hayes, English composer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1783 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, dies at 62
  • 1822 Joseph Supries, composer, dies at 60
  • 1881 Johann Christian Lobe, composer, dies at 84
  • 1883 Albert Franz Doppler, composer, dies at 61
  • 1924 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 58
  • 1944 Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer, dies at 68
  • 1948 Francesco Spetrino, composer, dies at 91
  • 1952 W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russian ballet dancer, dies
  • 1961 Theodore Chanler, composer, dies at 59
  • 1971 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor/composer, dies at 83
  • 1974 Lightning Slim, blues singer (Nothing But the Devil), dies at 61
  • 1978 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer, dies at 72
  • 1978 Willem Van Otterloo, Dutch conductor, cellist and composer (Melbourne 1967-71), dies at 70
  • 1981 Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64
  • 1986 Leroy Holmes, orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72
  • 1990 Bobby Day, rocker (Rockin' Robin), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1990 Bobby Day, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 1995 Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter, dies at 72
  • 1995 Miklos Rozsa, Hung movie composer (Atomic Cafe, Fedora), dies at 88
  • 1999 Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
  • 2001 Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies at 49
  • 2008 Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
  • 2012 Tony Martin, American singer, dies from natural causes at 98