On This Day

Musicians Who Died on July 9

  • 1716 Joseph Sauveur, French mathematician, physicist and sound engineer who coined the name acoustics for the study of sound from the ancient Greek word ακουστός, meaning "able to be heard", dies at 63
  • 1747 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
  • 1755 Gottlob Harrer, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1821 Tommaso Sogner, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • 1883 Adrien Louis Boieldieu, French composer, dies at 67
  • 1934 Otakar Zich, Czech composer, dies at 55
  • 1949 Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer, dies at 75
  • 1951 Jorgen Bentzon, Danish composer, dies at 54
  • 1954 Henri Dillon, French composer (Arlequin), dies in combat in Indo-China at 41
  • 1957 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer, dies at 80
  • 1960 Edward Burlingame Hill, American composer and educator, dies at 86
  • 1969 Pierre Cardevielle, French conductor, composer (Élégie de Duino), music critic (Monde musicale), and teacher, dies at 63
  • 1969 Pierre Capdevielle, composer, dies at 63
  • 1972 Robert Weede, American baritone (b. 1903)
  • 1978 Zoltán Aladár, Transylvanian composer, music critic and teacher (The Goat and the Three Goons), dies at 49
  • 1980 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913)
  • 1981 Oscar van Hemel, Belgian-Dutch violinist and composer, dies at 88
  • 1982 Joseph "Wingy" Manone American jazz trumpeter, composer, singer, and bandleader ("Tar Paper Stomp"; "Downright Disgusted Blues"), dies at 82
  • 1984 Randall Thompson, American composer (Trip to Nahant), dies at 85
  • 1992 Kelvin Coe, Australian ballerina (A'sch Ballet/Bolshoi Ballet), dies
  • 1994 Cornelius Boyson, American blues bassist, dies at 57
  • 1994 Sabby Lewis, American jazz pianist and arranger, dies at 79
  • 1999 Talib Dawud [Alfonso Rainey], Antiguan-American jazz trumpeter (Dizzy Gillespie Big Band), dies at 76
  • 2006 Milan Williams, American keyboardist (Commodores-Three Times a Lady), dies at 58
  • 2011 Facundo Cabral, Argentine musician (b. 1937)
  • 2011 Würzel [Michael Burston], British musician (Motörhead), dies of ventricular fibrillation at 61