On This Day

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, composer, 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, composer, dies at 68
  • 1962 Pierre Froidebise, composer, 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], vocalist (Baby Huey & Babysitters), dies
  • 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
  • 1991 Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist/composer, dies at 78
  • 1992 Joan Maloney Rio, dancer, dies of cancer at 57
  • 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
  • 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