Deaths in Music on May 10

  • 1710 Georg Dietrich Leiding, composer, dies at 46
  • 1760 Johann Christoph Graupner, composer, dies at 77
  • 1770 Charles Avison, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1785 Etienne Joseph Floquet, composer, dies at 36
  • 1789 Guillaume Gommaire Kennis, composer, dies at 72
  • 1820 Matthaus Stegmayer, composer, dies at 49
  • 1826 Giuseppe Sigismondo, composer, dies at 86
  • 1869 Wilhelm Bernhard Molique, composer, dies at 66
  • 1880 John Goss, English composer and organist (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), dies at 79
  • 1885 Edward Stephen, composer, dies at 62
  • 1885 Ferdinand Hiller, composer, dies at 73
  • 1897 William Thomas Best, English organist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1942 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
  • 1964 Carol Haney, dancer (Pantomime Quiz), dies at 35
  • 1964 Ignace Lilien, composer, dies at 66
  • 1971 Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, dies at 79
  • 1971 Shukichi Mitsukuri, composer, dies at 75
  • 1989 Woody Shaw, American jazz musician (b. 1944)
  • 1992 Joan Merrill, vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
  • 1992 Sylvia Syms [Blagman], American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1995 Jimmy Raney, jazz guitarist, dies at 67
  • 1999 Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  • 2000 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
  • 2005 David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
  • 2006 Soraya, Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)
  • 2008 Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (b. 1928)