Deaths in Music on September 23

  • 1694 Francesco Passarini, composer, dies at 57
  • 1700 Nicolaus Adam Strungk, composer, dies at 59
  • 1797 Johann Georg Roser, composer, dies at 57
  • 1835 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (Norma), dies at 33
  • 1837 Richard John Samuel Stevens, composer, dies at 80
  • 1896 Louis-Gilbert Duprez, composer, dies at 89
  • 1937 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, dies at 68
  • 1961 Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Stenkol), dies at 65
  • 1970 Bourvil, French actor and singer (b. 1917)
  • 1973 Manuel Borguno, composer, dies at 87
  • 1974 Robbie Mcintosh, drummer (Average White Band), overdoses at 24
  • 1982 Jimmy Wakely, country western singer, dies of heart failure at 68
  • 1984 Anatoly Grigor'yevich Novikov, composer, dies at 87
  • 1987 Bob Fosse, choreographer (All the Jazz), dies at 62
  • 1987 O B McClinton, US country singer (Man needs a woman), dies at 47
  • 1988 Arwel Hughes, Welsh composer, dies at 79
  • 1994 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, dies at 42
  • 1995 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist, dies at 81
  • 1996 Denis Dowling, baritone, dies at 86
  • 2003 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly musician (b. 1939)
  • 2004 AndrĂ© Hazes, Dutch singer (b. 1951)
  • 2006 Sir Malcolm Arnold, English composer and professional trumpeter (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Etta Baker, American blues guitarist, dies at 93