Deaths in Music on October 23

  • 1753 Columban Praelisauer, composer, dies at 50
  • 1782 Joseph Riepel, Austrian-born German composer, dies at 73
  • 1801 Johann Gottlieb Naumann, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1806 Franz Seydelmann, German composer, dies at 58
  • 1869 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian-French composer, dies at 72
  • 1886 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, composer, dies at 67
  • 1925 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer, dies at 50
  • 1942 Ralph Rainger, composer, dies at 41
  • 1948 Eugeniusz Morawski-Dabrowa, Polish composer, dies at 71
  • 1950 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), dies at 64
  • 1954 Henri Zagwijn, composer, dies at 76
  • 1969 Tommy Edwards, rocker, dies at 47
  • 1976 Leonard Lee, American vocalist (Shirley & Lee-I'm Gone), dies at 40

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1978 Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69

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  • 1982 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 52
  • 1996 Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher, dies at 67
  • 2002 Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)
  • 2003 Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
  • 2004 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), dies at 87
  • 2014 Alvin Stardust, English singer, dies at 72