Deaths in Music on October 7

  • 1553 Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer (bc. 1500)
  • 1766 Andre Cheron, French composer organist and harpsichordist, dies at 71
  • 1887 George James Webb, composer, dies at 84
  • 1890 John Hill Hewitt, American songwriter (A Minstrel's Return from the War), dies at 89
  • 1915 Samuel Prowse Warren, composer, dies at 74
  • 1918 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • 1925 Hubert Main, American hymn composer, dies at 86
  • 1959 Mario Lanza [Alfredo Arnold Cocozza], Italian-American actor and singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans), dies of a heart attack at 38
  • 1966 Johnny Kidd, rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • 1966 Smiley Lewis [Overton Amos Lemons], American singer (The Bells Are Ringing, I Hear You Knocking), dies at 46
  • 1976 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, composer, dies at 73
  • 1981 Wouter Paap, Dutch composer, dies at 73
  • 1985 Cemal Reşit Rey, Turkish composer, dies at 81
  • 1988 Billy Daniels, African-American singer (Billy Daniels Show), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1992 Ed Blackwell, US jazz drummer (Quartet), dies
  • 1993 Agnes de Mille, American dancer and choreographer (Oklahoma!, Rodeo), dies at 88
  • 1998 Arnold Jacobs, American tuba player a.k.a. Song and Wind (b. 1915)
  • 2003 Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
  • 2010 T Lavitz, American musician (b. 1956)
  • 2012 John Martin Tchicai, Danish saxophonist, dies at 76
  • 2013 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68