On This Day

Musicians Who Died on November 3

  • 1711 Ferdinand Tobias Richter, Austrian Baroque composer, dies at 60
  • 1803 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, dies at 75
  • 1832 Pietro Generali, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • 1904 Gaston Serpette, French composer, dies at 57
  • 1911 Salvador Giner y Vidal, Spanish composer, dies at 79
  • 1913 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, Prussian composer, dies at 83
  • 1936 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, dies at 42
  • 1945 Alessandro Longo, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 80
  • 1958 Harry Revel, movie composer (Sitting Pretty, Gay Divorcee), dies
  • 1959 Friedrich Niggli, Swiss composer, dies at 83
  • 1964 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (b. 1905)
  • 1966 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme), dies at 58
  • 1983 Alfredo Antonini, conductor (Jane Froman Canteen), dies at 82
  • 1986 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis [Edward F. Davis], American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1993 Leon Theremin, Russian-Soviet electronic musical instruments inventor, dies at 97
  • 1995 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, dies at 78
  • 1995 (Sidney Edward) "Eddie" Pola [Pollacsek], American radio and TV producer, and lyricist ("The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"; "I Love The Way You Say Goodnight"), dies at 88
  • 1998 Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress, dancer and socialite (Young and Willing, Blonde Alibi), dies at 76
  • 2002 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, dies at 71
  • 2004 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes), dies at 87
  • 2006 Paul Mauriat, French easy listening orchestra leader, composer, and arranger ("Love Is Blue"), dies at 81
  • 2008 Jean Fournet, French conductor, dies at 95
  • 2010 Jerry Bock, American Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies of heart failure at 81
  • 2010 James "Jim" Clench, Canadian bassist and songwriter (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), dies of lung cancer at 61
  • 2010 (Cecil) Hotep Idris Galeta, South African jazz pianist, composer, and educator, dies of an asthma attack at 69
  • 2016 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American singer (Wheel of Fortune), dies at 94