Deaths in Music on September 16

  • 1652 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer, dies at 61
  • 1696 Lambert Pietkin, Flemish composer, dies at 83
  • 1798 Damasus Brosmann, composer, dies at 67
  • 1896 Carlos Gomez, composer, dies at 60
  • 1925 Leo Fall, Austria operetta composer (That Pink von Stambul), dies at 52
  • 1945 John McCormack, Irish singer (Irish national anthem/folk songs), dies
  • 1946 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), dies at 63
  • 1965 Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor (b. 1906)
  • 1977 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
  • 1990 Steve Condos, tap dancer, dies of heart attack at 71
  • 1994 Bernie Lazaroff Leighton, pianist, dies at 73
  • 1996 Gene Nelson, actor/dancer (SOB, Purple Hills, Starlift), dies at 76
  • 2003 Sheb Wooley, singer and actor (b. 1921)
  • 2004 Izora Rhodes Armstead, American singer (The Weather Girls), dies at 62
  • 2005 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, dies at 83
  • 2008 Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer for Motown (I Heard It Through the Grapevine), dies at 68

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2009 Mary Travers, American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary), dies of leukemia at 72

Folk Singer Mary Travers
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Mary Travers
  • 2013 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), dies at 69