On This Day

Musicians Who Died on November 10

  • 1665 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, 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 composer, dies at 61
  • 1959 Lupino Lane, English actor (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67
  • 1960 Isadore Freed, composer, dies at 60
  • 1967 Ida Cox (nee Prather), American blues singer and vaudeville performer, dies at 79, 73, or 71 [year of birth disputed]
  • 1973 Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1990 Lisa Kirk, US Broadway-singer, dies
  • 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/dir (Capt Paradise, I am a Camera), dies at 73
  • 1994 Carmen McRae, American jazz singer and pianist, dies at about 73
  • 1997 Tommy Tedesco, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 1998 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, dies at 66
  • 2004 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (b. 1907)
  • 2006 Gerald Levert, American singer (In My Songs) (b. 1966), dies 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
  • 2015 Allen Toussaint, American pianist, songwriter and producer ("Mother-In-Law"; "Working In A Coal Mine"; "Southern Nights"), dies at 77
  • 2015 Robert Craft, American conductor and friend of Stravinsky, dies at 92