On This Day

Musicians Who Died on June 10

  • 1556 Martin Agricola [M Sore], German composer/cantor, dies
  • 1800 Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1849 Friedrich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1883 Carl Grädener, German cellist, conductor, teacher, and composer, dies at 71
  • 1893 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 49
  • 1899 Ernest Chausson, French Romantic composer (Poème; Solitude dance le bois), dies in a cycling accident at 44
  • 1918 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer, dies at 76
  • 1934 Frederick Delius, British composer (A Mass of Life, Brigg Fair; In a Summer Garden), dies at 72
  • 1953 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer, dies at 73
  • 1954 Will Rossiter, British-American songwriter and music publisher, dies at 87
  • 1964 Louis Gruenberg, Russian-American composer (Daniel Jazz), dies at 79
  • 1968 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, Russian composer, dies at 65
  • 1970 Earl Grant, American American pop pianist, organist, and singer, dies in a car crash in New Mexico at 39
  • 1982 Addie "Micki" Harris, American singer (Shirelles - "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"; "Soldier Boy"), dies of a heart attack at 42
  • 1992 Hachidal Nakamura, composer (Sukiyaki), dies at 61 of heart failure
  • 1998 Steve Sanders, American country baritone singer (Oak Ridge Boys, 1987-95), dies of a self-inflicted gunshot at 45

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2004 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist who pioneered soul music ("Georgia On My Mind"; "Mess Around"; "Hit The Road, Jack"), dies at 73

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles
  • 2004 Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), dies at 47
  • 2009 Barry Beckett, American keyboardist and record producer (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins), dies from complications of a stroke at 66
  • 2016 Christina Grimmie, American singer and contestant on "The Voice", dies of a gunshot wound at 22
  • 2019 Chuck Glaser, American country singer (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers), dies at 83
  • 2019 Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer (Jeppe: The Cruel Comedy), dies of cancer at 76