Musicians Who Died on September 19

  • 1719 Joachim Tielke, German violin maker, dies at 77
  • 1756 Josef Antonin Sehling, Bohemian violinist, and composer dies at 46
  • 1830 Stanislas Champein, French composer, dies at 76
  • 1836 Carl Friedrich Ebers, German composer and conductor, dies at 66
  • 1903 Sydir Vorobkevych, Ukrainian composer, poet, newspaper editor, and Orthodox priest, dies at 67
  • 1918 Liza Lehmann, English composer, dies at 56
  • 1936 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musicologist, dies at 76
  • 1954 Tibor Harsányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor who settled Paris, France, dies at 56
  • 1961 Maurice Delage, French pianist, and composer (Ragamalika; Seven Haikais), dies at 81 [date of passing may be 21 Sept]
  • 1968 Red Foley, American country singer ("Mr Smith Goes to Washington"), dies at 58
  • 1972 Robert Casadesus, French concert pianist and composer (Symphony No. 7 - "Israel"), dies at 73
  • 1973 Gram Parsons [Cecil Ingram Connor III], American country-rock singer-songwriter (Byrds - Sweethearts of the Rodeo; Flying Burrito Brothers; "Grievous Angel"), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • 1982 Samuel L. M. Barlow, American composer (Mon Ami Pierrot), dies at 90
  • 1984 June Preisser, American acrobatic dancer and actress (Babes in Arms; Strike Up the Band), dies in a car crash at 64
  • 1990 Werner Janssen, American conductor and composer (New Years Eve in NY), dies at 91
  • 1993 András Mihály, Hungarian composer, dies at 75
  • 1993 Bruce Ferden, American conductor (NY, Washington, Amsterdam), dies at 44
  • 1994 Frankie Kennedy, Irish folk flute player (Altan), dies of Ewing's Sarcoma at 38
  • 1995 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, American blues singer, dies at 63
  • 1997 Rich Mullins, American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter, dies in a car accident at 41
  • 1999 Ed Cobb, American pop vocalist (The Four Preps, 1956-66 -"26 Miles (Santa Catalina)"), songwriter ("Tainted Love"), sound engineer and producer, dies of leukemia at 61
  • 2003 Anatoly Bogatyrev, Belarusian composer, dies at 90
  • 2003 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 76
  • 2004 Skeeter Davis [Mary Penick], American country-pop singer-songwriter ("(I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too"; "Set Him Free"; "The End Of The World"), dies of breast cancer at 72
  • 2006 Chuck Rio [Daniel Flores], American rock singer, saxophonist, and songwriter (The Champs - "Tequila"), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • 2008 Alois Pinos, Czech composer, dies at 82
  • 2008 Earl Palmer, American session drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (The Wrecking Crew), dies at 83
  • 2009 Arthur Ferrante, American pianist and composer (Ferrante & Teicher - Exodus), dies at 88
  • 2011 Ctirad Kohoutek, Czech composer, dies at 82
  • 2011 Johnny Răducanu, Romanian jazz pianist, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 2014 Francisco Feliciano, Filipino conductor and composer (Pokpok Alimpako), dies at 73
  • 2017 Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - A Little Loving), dies at 76
  • 2020 Lee Kerslake, British drummer (Uriah Heep; Ozzy Osbourne), dies of prostate cancer at 73 [1]