Deaths in Music on October 3

  • 1646 Virgilio Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 49
  • 1685 Fidel Molitor, Swiss composer, dies at 58
  • 1750 Georg Matthias Monn, Austrian composer, dies at 33
  • 1820 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, composer, dies at 74
  • 1828 Josephus Andreas Fodor, Dutch Classical era violinist and composer, dies at 77
  • 1853 George Onslow, English-French composer (chamber music), dies at 69
  • 1889 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), dies at 66
  • 1890 Andries Andre, Dutch actor and husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen (Trumpeter-Major), dies at 36
  • 1903 Benedetto Junck, Italian composer, dies at 51
  • 1907 Alfred Reisenauer, composer, dies at 43
  • 1912 Guido Papini, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1919 Daniel Brink Towner, American Hymn composer, dies at 69
  • 1931 Carl August Nielsen, composer, dies at 66
  • 1941 Wilhelm Kienzl, Austria composer (Kuhreigen), dies at 84
  • 1953 Arnold Bax, English composer known for his orchestral music (Coronation March), dies at 69
  • 1967 [Woodrow Wilson] Woody Guthrie, American folk singer (This Land Is Your Land), dies of Huntington's disease at 55
  • 1967 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
  • 1967 Walter Muller von Kulm, Swiss composer, dies at 68
  • 1969 Skip James, American blues musician (b. 1902)
  • 1971 Seán Ó Riada, Irish composer, dies at 40
  • 1989 Del Wool [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, dies at 69
  • 1990 Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
  • 1994 Virginia Dale, US actress/dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77
  • 2000 Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • 2008 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • 2015 Dave Pike, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player, dies at 77