Deaths in Music on September 27

  • 1784 Boniface Stoecki, composer, dies at 38
  • 1919 Adelina [Adela JM] Patti, Italian soprano (Lucio), dies at 76
  • 1921 Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (SHänsel und Gretel), dies at 67
  • 1935 Alan Gray, composer, dies at 79
  • 1943 Waclaw Gieburowski, composer, dies at 65
  • 1956 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), dies at 55 of disseminated shingles, complicated by encephalitis
  • 1965 Harry Reser, American banjo player and bandleader (Sammy Kaye Show), dies at 69
  • 1972 Rory Storm, lead singer (Rory Storm & Hurricane), commits suicide
  • 1979 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
  • 1983 Tino Rossi, singer/actor (Destins, Belle Menuniere), dies at 76
  • 1986 Cliff Burton, American rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24
  • 1995 Christopher Shaw, composer pianist/critic, dies at 71
  • 2003 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 78
  • 2003 Paul Burlison, American rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), dies at 74
  • 2008 Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (b. 1934)
  • 2011 Johnny "Country" Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)
  • 2012 R. B. Greaves, American singer, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 2012 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, dies at 90
  • 2017 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist and WWII survivor, dies from pneumonia at 90