On This Day

Musicians Who Died on September 24

  • 1605 Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer and teacher of the Renaissance, dies at about 58
  • 1646 Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer, dies at about 81
  • 1753 Georg Gebel, German musician and composer, dies at 45 [1]
  • 1813 André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, Belgium French composer, dies at 72
  • 1855 Alexandre Stiévenard, French violinist, guitarist and composer, dies at 86
  • 1865 Frantiszek Sołtyk, Polish composer, dies at 81
  • 1868 Jan Albert van Eijken, Dutch composer and organist, dies at 45
  • 1875 William Walker, American composer (The Southern Harmony), dies at 66
  • 1881 Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • 1892 Patrick Gilmore, Irish--born American bandmaster and composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home), dies at 62
  • 1910 Rudolf Dellinger, German Bohemian composer, dies at 53
  • 1934 Edwin H. Lemare, British organist and composer (Andantino in D-flat, also known as "Moonlight and Roses"), dies at 69
  • 1949 Pierre de Bréville, French composer, author and professor (Une histoire du théâtre lyrique en France), dies at 88
  • 1960 Mátyás Seiber, Hungarian-British classical and jazz composer (Scherzando), dies at 55
  • 1968 Harry Robert Wilson, American composer, dies at 67
  • 1978 Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
  • 1983 Isobel Baillie, Scottish oratorio singer, dies at 88
  • 1991 Peter Bellamy, English folk singer, commits suicide at 47
  • 1993 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
  • 1994 Guido Santórsola, Brazilian-Uruguayan composer and violinist, dies at 89
  • 1996 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1997 Larry Hall, American rocker (Sandy), dies at 57
  • 1999 Torsten Nilsson, Swedish organist, choral director, and composer (Out of the Night of the Earth), dies at 79
  • 2002 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, dies at 62
  • 2003 Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)
  • 2004 Joep Straesser, Dutch composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri), dies at 70
  • 2006 Thomas Stewart, American bass-baritone (La Roche Capriccio), dies at 78
  • 2008 Vinko "Vice" Vukov, Croatian singer (Eurovision Song Contest 1963 & 1965) dies from head injury at 72
  • 2016 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural, Jr.], American B-3 organist, accordionist and singer (Where There's Smoke, There's Fire), dies of lung cancer at 68