Musicians Who Died on October 28

  • 1639 Stefano Landi, Italian composer (b. 1587)
  • 1755 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer, dies at 65
  • 1768 Michel Blavet, French court flautist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1779 Raphael Weiss, German composer and priest, dies at 66
  • 1854 James P Carrell, composer, dies at 67
  • 1875 William Howard Glover, English composer, dies at 56
  • 1877 Johann Herbeck, Austrian composer and conductor (conducted premiere of Franz Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony"), dies at 45
  • 1914 Richard Heuberger, composer, dies at 64
  • 1927 Eaton Faning, composer, dies at 77
  • 1940 Andrea d' Angeli, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1959 Egon Kornauth, Austrian classical pianist, composer, and teacher, dies at 68
  • 1962 Pierre Froidebise, Belgian organist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 48
  • 1963 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, dies at 81
  • 1965 Earl Bostic, American jazz alto saxophonist ("Flamingo"; "Temptation"), dies at 52
  • 1970 Baby Huey [James Ramey], American rock and soul singer (Baby Huey & Babysitters), dies of a drug-related heart attack at 26
  • 1970 Eduardo López-Chávarri y Marco, Spanish composer, music critic and lawyer, dies at 99
  • 1971 Yves de La Casiniere, composer, dies at 74
  • 1975 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (The Blues and the Abstract Truth), dies at 43
  • 1984 Giuseppe Savagnone, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1989 Henry Hall, British bandleader (BBC Dance Orchestra), dies at 91
  • 1990 Frankie Masters [Masterman], American banjo player, guitarist, vocalist, and big band leader ("Scatter-Brain"), dies at 86
  • 1991 Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist and composer, dies at 78
  • 1992 Joan Maloney Rio, dancer, dies of cancer at 57
  • 1996 (Moritz) "Morey" Amsterdam, American comedian, cellist, and actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Buddy"), dies at 87
  • 1999 Robert Linn, American composer, dies at 72
  • 2000 Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)
  • 2001 Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)
  • 2004 Gil Mellé, American jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 72
  • 2005 Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
  • 2006 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter ("One Day at a Time"), dies of heart disease at 86
  • 2007 Porter Wagoner, American country singer, discovered Dolly Parton ("Y'All Come"; "A Satisfied Mind"), dies of lung cancer at 80
  • 2008 George Sopkin, American cellist (Fine Arts Quartet, 1941-79), and teacher, dies at 94
  • 2018 Richard James Gill, Australian conductor and music educator, dies from cancer at 76
  • 2019 Zoltán Jeney, Hungarian composer and educator (Franz Liszt Academy, 1995-2019), dies at 76
  • 2020 Billy Joe Shaver, American country singer-songwriter ("When I Get My Wings"), dies of a stroke at 81
  • 2020 Bobby Ball [Harper], British comic, actor, singer and television host (Cannon and Ball; The Last of Summer Wine), dies at 76
  • 2022 D. H. Peligro [Darren Henley], American punk rock drummer (Dead Kennedys, Red Hot Chili Peppers,1988), dies from head injury after a fall at 63

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis (1935-2022)

American rock and country music singer-songwriter and pianist ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"; "Great Balls Of Fire"), dies at 87 [1] [2]