Deaths in Music on September 28

  • 1649 Ottavio Vernizzi, composer, dies at 79
  • 1757 Andrea Zani, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 60
  • 1819 Karl Haack, German composer, dies at 68
  • 1852 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, composer, dies at 60
  • 1903 Jesus Monasterio, composer, dies at 67
  • 1914 Stevan Mokranjac, composer, dies at 58
  • 1922 Andrejs Jurjans, composer, dies at 65
  • 1938 Con Conrad, American songwriter and producer, dies at 48
  • 1939 Felicjan Szopski, composer, dies at 74
  • 1947 Francisco Santiago, composer, dies at 58
  • 1952 Paul Hastings Allen, composer, dies at 68
  • 1957 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer, dies at 67
  • 1959 Gerard Hoffnung, German-born British artist/humorist/musician, dies at 34
  • 1964 George Dyson, composer, dies at 81
  • 1966 Lucky Millinder, bandleader/singer, dies
  • 1972 Maurice Thiriet, composer, dies at 66
  • 1986 Robert Helpmann, Australian actor, choreographer and dancer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Don Quixote), dies at 77

Person of interestMiles Davis

1991 Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, dies of pneumonia at 65

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
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  • 1993 Fraser MacPherson, Canadian jazz saxophonist (b. 1928)
  • 1994 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer and musician (b. 1953)
  • 1996 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, dies at 64
  • 2010 Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (b. 1928)
  • 2015 Frankie Ford [Frank Guzzo], American rock vocalist (Sea Cruise), dies at 76