Deaths in Music on November 8

  • 1578 Johann Walter, composer, dies at 51
  • 1599 Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer (b. 1528)
  • 1757 Pierre Prowo, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1833 Maximilian Stadler, composer, dies at 85
  • 1880 Jacob Edvard Gille, composer, dies at 66
  • 1890 Caesar-Auguste Franck, Belgian organist/composer, dies at 67
  • 1908 Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
  • 1909 Charles Bordes, composer, dies at 46
  • 1909 Eduard de Hartog, composer, dies at 80
  • 1924 Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer, dies at 64
  • 1963 Simon Jurovsky, composer, dies at 51
  • 1974 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter, dies at 60
  • 1984 Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, Norwegian composer, dies at 81
  • 1986 Beatrice Kay, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78
  • 1991 Frances Faye, singer/actress (Pretty Baby), dies after strokes
  • 1991 John Kirckpatrick, US musicologist (Charles Ives Archives), dies
  • 1992 Keith "Red" Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies
  • 1995 Country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40
  • 1999 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • 2003 Guy Speranza, American singer, original Riot frontman (b. 1956)
  • 2004 Bruno Bettinelli, Italian composer and teacher (Musica per archi), dies at 90
  • 2006 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, dies at 61
  • 2011 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rap artist, dies at 44