On This Day

Musicians Who Died on October 13

  • 1680 Francois Roberday, composer, dies at 56
  • 1701 Andreas Anton Schmelzer, Austrian composer, dies at 47
  • 1777 Dismas Hatas, Czech composer, dies at 52
  • 1805 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, composer, dies at 70
  • 1819 Giovanni Battista Gaiani, Italian organist and composer, dies at 61
  • 1855 Gottfried Rieger, Czech composer, dies at 91
  • 1958 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, dies at 59 (b. 1899)
  • 1959 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Concert Amsterdam), dies at 67
  • 1970 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90
  • 1979 Rebecca Clarke, British-American violist and classical composer (Morpheus), dies at 93
  • 1980 Philip "Gabby" Pahinui, Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and singer, dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1987 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, dies at 58
  • 1995 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79
  • 2000 Britt Woodman, American jazz trombonist (Duke Ellington; Charles Mingus; Lionel Hampton), dies of respiratory issues at 80
  • 2001 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing") dies of throat cancer at 52
  • 2007 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), dies at 64
  • 2009 Roger Nixon, American composer, dies at 88
  • 2009 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor (Here in My Heart, The Godfather), dies at 82
  • 2010 General Norman Johnson, American soul singer, (Chairmen of the Board - "Give Me Just a Little More Time"), and songwriter ("Patches"; "Want Ads"), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • 2016 Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove), dies at 93