Deaths in Music on September 21

  • 1590 Ascanio Trombeti, composer, dies at 45
  • 1809 Alexander Reinagle, English-American composer, dies at 53
  • 1812 Emmanuel Johann Joseph Schikaneder, composer, dies at 61
  • 1836 John Stafford Smith, composer, dies at 86
  • 1839 Jacob Gottfried Weber, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1953 Roger Quilter, British composer, dies at 75
  • 1956 Robert Mills Delaney, American composer, dies at 53
  • 1961 Maurice Delage, French composer, dies at 81
  • 1980 Ernest White, composer, dies at 80
  • 1981 Tony Aubin, French composer, dies at 73
  • 1987 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report), dies at 35
  • 1995 Vernell Townsend, blues/gospel singer, dies at 64
  • 2006 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 2007 Alice Ghostley, American singer and actress (Bewitched, Designing Women), dies at 84
  • 2013 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93
  • 2016 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, dies at 67
  • 2016 John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter (Tobacco Road), dies at 82