Deaths in Music on June 9

  • 1361 Philippe de Vitry, French composer and poet, dies at 69
  • 1656 Thomas Tomkins, composer, dies
  • 1717 Louis Le Quointe, composer, dies at 64
  • 1832 Manuel Garcia, composer, dies at 57
  • 1870 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Swedish Academy of Music), dies at 82
  • 1892 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, composer, dies at 59
  • 1931 Henrique Oswald, composer, dies at 79
  • 1932 Natalia Janotha, composer, dies at 76
  • 1952 Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
  • 1957 Robert Oboussier, composer, dies at 56
  • 1967 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer, dies at 64
  • 1975 David Frederick Barlow, composer, dies at 48
  • 1989 Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor (b. 1915)
  • 1991 Claudio Arrau, Chilian/US pianist/composer, dies at 88
  • 1991 Max van Praag, Dutch singer, dies at 77
  • 1992 Clarence Miller, blues/jazz vocalist, dies at 69 of a heart attack
  • 1993 Alexis Smith, dancer/actress (Follies), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1993 Arthur Alexander, singer/songwriter (You Better Move On), dies at 53
  • 1995 Frank Chacksfield, conductor/arranger, dies at 81
  • 1996 Walter Pardon, carpenter/traditional singer, dies at 81
  • 2006 Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • 2014 Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, dies at 84
  • 2015 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, dies at 86