Deaths in Music on June 27

  • 1679 Pablo Bruna, Spanish blind composer, dies at 68
  • 1814 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1829 Louis-Sébastien Lebrun, French composer, dies at 64
  • 1832 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisla, composer, dies at 72
  • 1889 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies
  • 1889 Whitney Eugene Thayer, American composer, dies at 50
  • 1920 Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French-Canadian lyricist (O Canada), dies at 81
  • 1934 Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary, dies in air crash at 56
  • 1944 Werner Wehrli, composer, dies at 52
  • 1948 George Templeton Strong, American composer, dies at 92
  • 1954 Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83
  • 1964 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, dies at 65
  • 1969 Richard Vance Maxfield, composer, dies at 42
  • 1974 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, dies at 80
  • 1986 Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65
  • 1986 Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
  • 1992 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), dies at 84
  • 1992 Allen James, vocalist/actor (Show Boat), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 1992 Stefanie Ann Sargent, guitarist (7 Year Bitch), dies of overdose at 24
  • 1995 Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor, musician, dies at 70
  • 1995 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 61
  • 1995 Efrem Kurtz, Russian conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54), dies at 94
  • 1999 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • 2002 John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Who-Baba O'Riley), dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57
  • 2005 Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
  • 2009 Gale Storm [Josephine Owaissa Cottle], American singer and actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show), dies at 87
  • 2009 Fayette Pinkney, African American singer (The Three Degrees) (b. 1948)
  • 2014 Bobby Womack, American Hall of Fame R&B singer, dies at 70
  • 2015 Chris Squire, English rock bassist (Yes), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2016 Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter (Mustang Sally), dies at 82