Deaths in Music on July 9

  • 1747 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
  • 1755 Gottlob Harrer, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1821 Tommaso Sogner, composer, dies at 58
  • 1883 Adrien Louis Victor Boieldieu, 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
  • 1957 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer, dies at 80
  • 1960 Edward Burlingame Hill, composer, dies at 86
  • 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 composer, dies at 88
  • 1984 Randall Thompson, US composer (Trip to Nahant), dies at 85
  • 1992 Kelvin Coe, Australian ballerina (A'sch Ballet/Bolshoi Ballet), dies
  • 1994 Cornelius Boyson, American bassist, dies at 57
  • 1994 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz Pianist/Arranger, dies at 79
  • 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