Deaths in Music on October 1

  • 1602 Hernando de Cabezon, composer, dies at 61
  • 1609 Gianmatteo Asola, Italian composer
  • 1708 John Blow, composer (Venus & Adonis), dies at 59
  • 1770 Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, composer, dies at 64
  • 1876 Henri-Jerome Bertini, composer, dies at 77
  • 1922 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1927 Wilhelm Harteveld, Swedish composer, dies at 68
  • 1930 Ricardo Drigo, composer, dies at 84
  • 1964 Ernst Toch, composer (Melodie Lehre), dies at 76
  • 1970 Hans Poser, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1970 Petar Konjovic, composer, dies at 87
  • 1975 Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39
  • 1979 Roy Harris, US composer, dies at 81
  • 1992 Harry Milton Ray, singer/actor (Avanti!), dies of stroke at 45
  • 1994 Scott Dunbar, bluse vocalist/guitarist, dies at 90
  • 1996 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer, dies at 74
  • 1998 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
  • 1999 Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and Child star (b. 1963)
  • 2000 Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2004 Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)
  • 2007 Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and theme song composer (b. 1928)
  • 2008 Nick Reynolds, American folk musician (The Kingston Trio), dies at 75
  • 2014 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 66
  • 2018 Charles Aznavour [Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian], French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum), dies at 94