On This Day

Deaths in Music on March 10

  • 1700 Diogo Dias Melgaz, Portuguese composer, dies at 61
  • 1701 Johann Schelle, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1716 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer, dies at 48
  • 1832 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • 1861 Joseph-François Snel, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • 1866 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer, dies at 87
  • 1870 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer, dies at 75
  • 1875 Joseph Daussoigne-Méhul, French composer, dies at 84
  • 1888 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1897 Teodulo Mabellini, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • 1900 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer, dies at 94
  • 1901 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, Russian composer, dies at 38
  • 1910 Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer and teacher (Undine Sonata), dies at 85
  • 1922 Arthur Hervey, composer, dies at 67
  • 1922 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer, dies at 73
  • 1967 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)

  • 1971 Mabel Wheeler Daniels, American composer (Deep Forest, The Desolate City), dies at 92
  • 1974 Quinto Maganini, American composer (The Argonauts), dies at 76
  • 1975 Léopold Samuel, Belgian composer, dies at 91
  • 1977 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), dies at 70

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1988 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, performer and teen idol (Bee Gees-I Just Want to Be Your Everything), dies of myocarditis at 30

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  • 1988 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer, dies at 79
  • 1989 Doc Green, American singer (The Drifters), dies at 54
  • 1992 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
  • 1995 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician, dies at 79
  • 1997 La Vern Baker, American singer (b. 1929)
  • 2001 Massimo Morsello, Italian fascist political singer and songwriter, dies at 42
  • 2004 Dave Blood, real name David Schulthise; American musician, bassist for The Dead Milkmen (b. 1956)
  • 2005 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) dies of pneumonia at 53
  • 2006 Anna Moffo, American soprano (Adventurers), dies at 73
  • 2010 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), dies of a brain tumour at 63
  • 2010 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, dies at 77
  • 2012 Heinz Wunderlich, German organist and composer, dies at 92
  • 2014 Shirley Scott, American swing and blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine), dies of heart failure at 67
  • 2016 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • 2016 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer (The Wayward Wind), dies at 91
  • 2016 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist and blues singer, dies at 87
  • 2017 [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We are Family"), dies at 60