Deaths in Music on March 9

Person of interestJohann Pachelbel

1706 Johann Pachelbel, German organist/composer, dies at 52

  • 1743 Jean-Baptiste Lully fils, French musician and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, dies at 77
  • 1800 Dominique Della-Maria, composer, dies at 30
  • 1819 Janos Fusz, Hungarian-German composer, dies at 41
  • 1827 Franz Xaver Gerl, composer, dies at 62
  • 1870 Theodore Labarre, composer, dies at 65
  • 1938 Sydney Baynes, composer, dies at 59
  • 1941 Carlos Pedrell, composer, dies at 62
  • 1965 Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer, dies at 65
  • 1971 Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer, dies at 36
  • 1993 Bob Crosby, swing-era bandleader (Bobcats), dies of cancer at 79
  • 1994 Louis Freeman, band leader, dies at 100
  • 1994 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, American jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • 1996 George Burns, American comedian, actor and singer (Burns and Allen), dies at 100
  • 1997 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper shot dead at 24
  • 1999 Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
  • 2000 Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • 2004 Rust Epique, former Crazy Town guitarist (b. 1968)
  • 2005 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)
  • 2007 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), commits suicide at 55
  • 2009 Randy Cain, American soul singer (4 Gents/Delfonics), dies at 63
  • 2016 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), dies at 90
  • 2016 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), dies at 91