Musicians Who Died on November 10

  • 1665 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus [Bockshorn], Czech kapellmeister, and Baroque composer, dies at 36
  • 1821 Andreas Romberg, German violinist and composer (Der Rabe), dies at 54
  • 1897 Moritz Heuzenroeder, German pianist and composer who settled in Australia, dies at 47 [1]
  • 1909 Ludvig Schytte, Danish pianist, composer, and educator, dies at 61 [1]
  • 1956 Victor Young, American violinist, arranger, orchestra leader, and composer ("Street of Dreams"; "Love Letters"; "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You"), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • 1960 Isadore Freed, Belarusian-American composer, pedagogue, and musicologist (Harmonizing the Jewish Modes), dies at 60
  • 1964 Jimmie Dodd, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; Thundering Trails; Riders of the Rio Grande), and singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 54
  • 1967 Ida Cox (nee Prather), American blues singer and vaudeville performer, dies at 79, 73, or 71 [year of birth disputed]
  • 1973 Stringbean [David Akeman], American country singer, comedian, and banjo player (Hee Haw), murdered by burglars at his home at 58
  • 1990 Ronnie Dyson, American stage actor (Hair - "Aquarius"; Salvation), and soul singer ("(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?"; "I Don't Wanna Cry"), dies of heart failure at 40
  • 1991 Tutte Lemkow, dancer and director (Capt Paradise; I Am A Camera), dies at 73
  • 1994 Carmen McRae, American jazz singer and pianist ("Dream of Life"), dies from complications of a stroke at 74
  • 1997 Tommy Tedesco, American jazz and Los Angeles session guitarist (Wrecking Crew; Lalo Schifrin), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 1998 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, dies at 66
  • 2004 (Catalina) "Katy" de la Cruz, Filipina bodabil singer and actress, dies at 97
  • 2005 Gardner Read, American composer (Quiet Music for Strings; Dance of the Locomotives), and pedagogue (Boston University, 1948-78), dies at 92
  • 2006 Gerald Levert, American singer (In My Songs), dies of acute narcotic intoxication at 40
  • 2008 Miriam Makeba, South African singer and civil rights activist (Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, 1965), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 2013 Herbert Worthington lll, American photographer and album cover artist (Stevie Nix; Fleetwood Mac), dies of heart disease at 69 (exact date uncertain, last seen on the 6th, body discovered on 10th)

Allen ToussaintAllen Toussaint (1938-2015)

American pianist, songwriter and producer ("Mother-In-Law"; "Working In A Coal Mine"; "Southern Nights"), dies of a heart attack at 77

  • 2015 Robert Craft, American conductor and friend of Stravinsky, dies at 92