On This Day

Musicians Who Died on October 29

  • 1677 Charles Coypeau Dassoucy, French poet and singer, dies at 72
  • 1802 Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary, composer, dies at 95
  • 1829 Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist and Wolfgang's sister, dies at 78
  • 1853 Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann, composer, dies at 68
  • 1853 William Richard Bexfield, English composer, dies at 29
  • 1876 Jacques Gregoir, composer, dies at 59
  • 1882 Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer, dies at 64
  • 1883 Friedrich Robert Volkmann, composer, dies at 68
  • 1920 Johann Ernst Perabo, composer, dies at 74
  • 1922 Georg August Lumbye, Danish composer and conductor (Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra), dies at 79
  • 1931 Luciano Gallet, Brazilian composer, dies at 38
  • 1934 Gustavo Campa, Mexican composer, dies at 71
  • 1947 Theodore Samuel Holland, composer, dies at 69
  • 1953 William Kapell, American 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
  • 1969 George "Pops" Foster, American jazz upright bass player, tuba player, and trumpeter, dies at 77
  • 1971 Duane Allman, 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 Osamu Shimizu, Japanese composer, dies at 74
  • 1986 Abel Meeropol, American songwriter ("Strange Fruit"; "The House I Live In'), and librettist ("The Good Soldier Schweick"), dies at 83
  • 1987 Woody Herman, American jazz clarinetist and composer (Thundering Herds), dies at 74
  • 1994 Evelyn Anderson, dancer, dies at 87
  • 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

Person of interestVaughn Meader

2004 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 68 (b. 1936)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • 2008 Mike Baker, American singer Shadow Gallery (b. 1963)
  • 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