Deaths in Music on September 3

  • 1708 Christian Liebe, composer, dies at 53
  • 1790 Thomas Norris, composer, dies at 49
  • 1811 Ignaz Franzl, composer, dies at 75
  • 1871 Vaclav Horak, composer, dies at 71
  • 1914 Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, composer, dies at 49
  • 1944 Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer, dies at 75
  • 1946 Paul Lincke, German composer and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), dies at 79
  • 1951 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer, dies at 67
  • 1960 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, dies at 72
  • 1963 Frico Kafenda, Slovak composer, dies at 79
  • 1964 Joseph Marx, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • 1965 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • 1970 Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27
  • 1971 Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1974 Harry Partch, American composer (b. 1901)
  • 1985 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, dies at 73
  • 1985 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage, dies at 58
  • 1987 Morton Feldman, US composer, dies at 61
  • 1994 Major Lance, American soul singer (The Monkey Time), dies at 55
  • 2004 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter ( I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke), dies at 72
  • 2007 Carter Albrecht, Musician (b. 1973)
  • 2010 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], English musician (ELO), killed by a rolling hay bale at 62
  • 2017 Walter Becker, American rock bassist and record producer (Steely Dan-Peg), dies of esophageal cancer at 67