Deaths in Music on October 9

  • 1769 Marianus Konigsperger, composer, dies at 60
  • 1781 Thomas Erskine, 6th earl of Kellie, Scottish composer and musician, dies at 49
  • 1821 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer, dies at 68
  • 1900 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, composer, dies at 57
  • 1907 Romualdo Marenco, composer, dies at 66
  • 1937 August de Boeck, composer, dies at 72
  • 1941 Helen Morgan, American singer, actress, dies of liver ailment at 41
  • 1949 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer, dies at 70
  • 1963 Thurlow Weed Lieurance, composer, dies at 85
  • 1978 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 49
  • 1987 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908)
  • 1991 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • 1994 Joan Dickson, British cellist and teacher, dies at 72
  • 1997 Arthur Tracy, American radio personality (The Street Singer), dies at 98
  • 1999 Milt [Bags] Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of cancer at 76
  • 2008 Gidget Gein, American musician (b. 1969)