Musicians Who Died on October 30

  • 1522 Jean Mouton [de Hollingue], French composer, dies at about 63 [date of birth dispute]
  • 1667 Johann Jakob Wolleb, a Swiss organist, theologian and composer, dies in the plague at 54
  • 1853 Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (Triple Oratorio:, Putifar-Giuseppe-Giacobbe), dies at 66
  • 1883 Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Austrian lawyer and composer, dies at 80
  • 1885 Gustav Merkel, German organist (Dresden Cathedral, 1864-85), composer, and pedagogue (Dresden Conservatory), dies at 57
  • 1912 Jan Karol Gall, Polish conductor and composer of mostly vocal pieces (Mizerna, cicha), dies at 55
  • 1916 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, American composer (The Tragedy of the Deep), dies at 70
  • 1928 Oscar Sonneck, American editor (The Musical Quarterly), musicologist, and librarian (Library of Congress, 1902-17), dies at 55
  • 1933 Guillermo M. Tomás, Cuban composer, dies at 65
  • 1941 (Leon) "Chu" Berry, American swing jazz tenor saxophonist (Fletcher Henderson; Cab Calloway), dies in a car accident at 33
  • 1944 Paul Ladmirault, French composer, dies at 66
  • 1953 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, dies at 71
  • 1960 Alfred Hill, Australian-New Zealand composer and conductor (Hinemoa), dies at 90
  • 1969 George "Pops" Foster, American jazz double bassist, tuba player, and trumpeter (Louis Armstrong; Sidney Bechet; Earl Hines), dies at 77
  • 1971 Osvald Chlubna, Czech organist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 78
  • 1972 Alan Roth, American orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
  • 1973 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, German composer, and music educator, dies at 77
  • 1982 Angelo Ephrikian, Armenian-Italian composer, dies at 69
  • 1986 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, dies at 62
  • 1995 Brian Easdale, British composer (The Red Shoes), dies at 86
  • 1995 Roland Leich, American composer, chiefly of art songs, vocal, and choral music, and educator (Carnegie Institute, 1946-76), dies at 72

Steve AllenSteve Allen (1921-2000)

American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show; Steve Allen Show), dies of injuries from a car accident at 78

  • 2002 Jam Master Jay [Jason Mizell], American rapper and musician (Run-DMC), fatally shot by an unknown assailant at 37
  • 2003 Abel Ehrlich, Israeli composer, dies at 88
  • 2004 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), dies at 80
  • 2007 Linda Stein, Ramones manager and real estate broker, murdered by her personal assistant at 62

Robert GouletRobert Goulet (1933-2007)

American Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, stage and screen actor (Camelot - ""If Ever I Would Leave You"), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73

  • 2009 Norton Buffalo [Phillip Jackson], American singer-songwriter and country and blues harmonica player, dies of cancer at 58
  • 2013 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • 2013 Pete Haycock, British blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and composer (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), dies of a heart attack at 62