On This Day

Musicians Who Died on March 27

  • 1668 Clemens Thieme, German composer, dies at 36
  • 1757 Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz, composer, dies at 39
  • 1761 Johann Ludwig Steiner, Swiss composer, dies at 72
  • 1769 Josef Antonin Gurecky, composer, dies at 60
  • 1826 Jakob Haibel, Austrian composer, dies at 63
  • 1889 Moritz Fürstenau, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1910 David Duffle Wood, composer, dies at 72
  • 1922 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, Russian composer, dies at 63
  • 1924 Walter Parratt, British organist and composer, dies at 83
  • 1928 Leslie Stuart [Thomas Barrett], British musical theater composer (Florodora), dies at 64
  • 1948 Karel Candael, Flemish composer, dies at 64
  • 1953 Narciso Garay, Panamanian composer, dies at 76
  • 1960 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Orchestra), dies at 58
  • 1961 Jack Kane, British-Canadian arrranger, composer, and orchestra leader (Steve & Eydie; Andy Williams Show), dies at 37
  • 1967 David L. Snell, American pianist and composer for films (MGM Studio), dies at 69
  • 1972 Sharkey Bonano, American jazz musician, dies at 67

  • 1973 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 72
  • 1975 Arthur Bliss, English composer (Olympians), dies at 83
  • 1975 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering; Rookies on Parade), dies following a long illness at 63
  • 1977 Lodewijk de Vocht, Belgian composer, dies at 89
  • 1982 Bob Ysaguirre, American jazz double bass and tuba player (Don Redman Orchestra), dies at 85
  • 1983 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, dies at 76
  • 1987 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, dies at 63
  • 1991 Elinor Remick Warren, American concert pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • 1992 Harald Saeverud, Norwegian composer (Saline), dies at 94
  • 1992 Harald Sæverud, Norwegian composer (Rondo Amoroso; Sinfonia Dolorosa), dies at 94
  • 1993 Clifford Jordan, American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61
  • 1995 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer, dies at 75
  • 1996 Howie Wyeth, American drummer and pianist (Bob Dylan; Robert Gordon; Christine Lavin), dies of cardiac arrest at 51
  • 2000 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57

Person of interestDudley Moore

2002 Dudley Moore, English comedian, actor (10; Arthur; Bedazzled), jazz pianist, and composer, dies of progressive supranuclear palsy and pneumonia at 66

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 2004 Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer, dies from injuires sustained in a single vehicle accident at 19
  • 2005 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist, dies at 83
  • 2005 Gwydion Brooke [Holbrooke], British bassoonist (Royal Philharmonic, 1946-1961), dies at 93
  • 2017 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 76