Deaths in Music on September 15

  • 1747 Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, German baroque composer and organist, dies at 59
  • 1750 Charles Theodore Pachelbel, composer, dies at 59
  • 1840 Franz Pecháček, Austrian-German composer, dies at 47
  • 1841 Alessandro Rolla, composer, dies at 84
  • 1842 Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1875 Jeanne-Louise Farrenc, composer, dies at 71
  • 1880 William Hauser, composer, dies at 67
  • 1885 Juliusz Zarebski, composer, dies at 31
  • 1895 Jan Kleczyński Sr., Polish pianist and composer, dies at 58
  • 1916 Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer, dies at 82
  • 1923 Sayed Darwish, composer, dies at 31
  • 1924 Anthony Johnson Showalter, American gospel composer, dies at 66
  • 1932 Charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer, dies at 76
  • 1934 David Vaughan Thomas, Welsh musician and composer, dies at 61
  • 1936 Bela Anton Szabados, composer, dies at 69
  • 1945 Anton Friedrich Wilhelm von Webern, Austrian composer, dies at 61

  • 1950 Vojtech Rihovsky, composer, dies at 79
  • 1951 Jacinto Guerrero, composer, dies at 56
  • 1953 Jacques Thibaud, French violinist, dies
  • 1956 Henry Clough-Leiter, composer, dies at 82
  • 1965 Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1967 Hans Haug, Swiss classical composer, dies at 67
  • 1972 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, composer, dies at 66
  • 1973 Victor Jara, Chilean musician (b. 1941)
  • 1979 Tommy Leonetti, singer/actor (Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
  • 1980 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51
  • 1983 Willie Bobo, jazz drummer (Cos), dies at 49
  • 1983 Prince Far I, reggae deejay, producer and Rastafarian
  • 1985 Cootie Williams, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 77
  • 1991 Allan Sobek, dancer, dies
  • 1991 Sulkhan Tsintsadze, Georgian composer, dies at 66
  • 1993 Frits Noske, musicologist (Tie Musikwerk), dies at 72
  • 1994 Haywood Frank Henry, sax player, dies at 81
  • 1996 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), dies at 85
  • 2003 Jack Brymer, English clarinetist (b. 1915)

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2004 Johnny Ramone, American lead guitarist of the punk rock band The Ramones, dies of prostate cancer at 55

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  • 2007 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (b. 1928)
  • 2008 Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2010 Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (b. 1949)
  • 2017 Harry Dean Stanton,American actor, musician, and singer (Lucky, Alien, Cool Hand Luke, The Godfather Part II), dies at 91