Deaths in Music on October 26

  • 1607 Philipp Nicolai, German Lutherian theologist/poet/composer, dies at 52
  • 1678 John Jenkins, composer, dies
  • 1706 Andreas Werkmeister, composer, dies at 60
  • 1733 Antonio Veracini, composer, dies at 74
  • 1749 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French composer/organist, dies at 72
  • 1756 Johann Theodor Romhild, composer, dies at 72
  • 1823 Josef Preindl, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1858 Isac Baker Woodbury, composer, dies at 39
  • 1867 John Fawcett, English composer, dies at 77
  • 1874 Peter Cornelius, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1903 Herbert Stanley Oakeley, composer, dies at 73
  • 1903 Victorin de Joncières, French composer, dies at 64
  • 1935 Akos Buttykai, Hungarian composer, dies at 64
  • 1955 Arne Eggen, Norwegian composer, dies at 74
  • 1956 Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer, dies at 60
  • 1966 Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
  • 1984 John Woods Duke, American composer, dies at 85
  • 1992 Jerome Andrews, US/French dancer/choreographer, dies
  • 1994 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), dies at 65
  • 1999 Hoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2009 George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)