Deaths in Music on October 14

  • 1568 Jacques Arcadelt, Flemish composer
  • 1669 Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, singer and musician, dies at 46
  • 1771 Franz Xaver Brixi, composer, dies at 39
  • 1775 Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer, dies at 57
  • 1847 William Michael Rooke, composer, dies at 53
  • 1857 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer, dies at 33
  • 1877 Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer, dies at 68
  • 1900 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 54
  • 1909 Johann Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, composer, dies at 76
  • 1923 George Elbridge Whiting, American composer, dies at 83
  • 1957 Carl Natanael Berg, composer, dies at 78
  • 1958 Jean Poveigh, composer, dies at 82
  • 1966 Arcady Dubensky, Russian composer, dies at 75
  • 1972 Joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68

Person of interestBing Crosby

1977 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis Crosby], American singer and actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1981 Ingemar Liljefors, composer, dies at 74
  • 1985 Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1916)
  • 1987 Rodolfo Halffter, composer, dies at 86
  • 1990 Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (West Side Story), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1994 Gioconda de Vito, Italian-British violinist, dies at 87
  • 1998 Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
  • 2002 Norbert Schultze, American composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 2004 Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)
  • 2006 Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
  • 2006 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), dies at 69
  • 2007 Big Moe [Kenneth Doniell Moore], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), dies of a heart attack at 33
  • 2011 Chuck Ruff, American rock drummer (Frankenstein), dies after a long illness at 60