Deaths in Music on September 12

  • 1739 Reinhard Keiser, German conductor/composer (Markus-Passion), dies at 65
  • 1764 Jean Philippe Rameau, French composer (Castor en Pollux), dies at 80
  • 1789 Franz Xaver Richter, composer, dies at 79
  • 1806 Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer, dies at 58
  • 1807 Edward Miller, composer, dies at 71
  • 1815 Jose Mauricio, composer, dies at 63
  • 1871 Karl Collan, Finnish composer, dies at 43
  • 1877 Julius Reitz, composer, dies at 64
  • 1879 Peter Arnold Heise, composer, dies at 49
  • 1947 Harry Rowe Shelley, composer, dies at 89
  • 1973 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77
  • 1993 Herman Nieland, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 82
  • 1994 Major Bill Smith, record producer, dies at 72
  • 1995 Geoffrey Stokes, rock & roll writer, dies at 55
  • 1995 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist, dies at 59
  • 1997 Stikkan Stig Anderson, music entrepreneur (Polar), dies at 66
  • 2000 Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1934)

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2003 Johnny Cash, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming), dies at 71

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  • 2004 Kenny Buttrey, American influential drummer, dies at 59
  • 2004 John Buller, British composer, dies at 77