Musicians Who Died on October 29

  • 1677 Charles Coypeau Dassoucy, French poet and singer, dies at 72
  • 1802 Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary, French composer, dies at 95
  • 1829 Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist and Wolfgang's sister, dies at 78
  • 1853 Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann, French pianist and composer, dies at 68
  • 1853 William Richard Bexfield, English composer, dies at 29
  • 1876 Jacques Gregoir, Belgian composer and pianist, dies at 59
  • 1882 Gustav Nottebohm, German teacher and composer, dies at 64
  • 1883 Friedrich Robert Volkmann, German composer, dies at 68
  • 1920 Ernst Perabo, German-American composer and painist, dies at 74
  • 1922 Georg August Lumbye, Danish composer and conductor (Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra, 1891-97), dies at 79
  • 1931 Luciano Gallet, Brazilian pianist, composer, conductor, and educator, dies at 38
  • 1934 Gustavo Campa, Mexican composer, dies at 71
  • 1947 Theodore Holland, British composer, dies at 69
  • 1953 William Kapell, American concert pianist and recording artist, dies in a plane crash at 31
  • 1962 Siegfried Salomon, Danish composer, dies at 77
  • 1963 Michael Holliday [Norman Milne], British pop singer ("The Story of My Life"), dies of a suspected drug overdose at 38
  • 1968 Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, dies at 78
  • 1971 Duane Allman, American rock guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), dies in a motorcycle accident at 24
  • 1973 Heathcote Dicken Statham, English composer, dies at 83
  • 1975 John Scott Trotter, American orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), dies at 67
  • 1979 Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, American funk drummer (Parliament-Funkadelic; Miles Davis), dies of stomach cancer at 35
  • 1983 Sten Broman, Swedish composer, dies at 81
  • 1986 Abel Meeropol, American songwriter ("Strange Fruit"; "The House I Live In'), and librettist ("The Good Soldier Schweick"), dies at 83
  • 1986 Osamu Shimizu, Japanese composer, dies at 74
  • 1987 Woody Herman, American jazz clarinetist and composer (Thundering Herd), dies at 74
  • 1994 Evelyn Anderson, American dancer (Josephine Baker review), dies at 87 [1]
  • 1994 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (poplularized African dance), dies at 74
  • 1998 Paul Misraki [Misrachi], French jazz pianist, songwriter, and film score composer (Jean Renoir), dies at 90
  • 2003 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor, dies after suffering a stroke at 82

Vaughn MeaderVaughn Meader (1936-2004)

American comedian and musician, dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 68 (b. 1936)

  • 2008 Mike Baker, American heavy metal singer and bass player (Shadow Gallery), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 2013 Rudolf Kehrer, Soviet classical pianist of German heritage, dies at 90
  • 2016 Roland Dyens, French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger (Libra Sonatine), dies at 61
  • 2017 Muhal Richard Abrams, American educator and composer, dies at 87