Musicians Who Died on September 30

  • 1612 Ercole Bottrigari, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1712 Johann Michael Zächer, Austrian composer, dies at 61
  • 1716 Heinrich Georg Neuss, German composer, theologian and poet, dies at 62
  • 1755 Francesco Durante, Neapolitan composer,and teacher dies at 71
  • 1803 Charles Broche, French composer, dies at 51
  • 1819 Nicolas Roze, French composer, dies at 74
  • 1884 Louis Lacombe, French pianist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1904 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, dies of tuberculosis at 33
  • 1940 Walter Kollo, German operetta and popular song composer, dies at 62
  • 1963 Arnold Foster, English composer, dies at 66
  • 1976 Louis Fourestier, French cellist, composer (Polynice; Patria), conductor (Paris Opera, 1938-65), and pedagogue (Paris Conservatoire, 1945-65), dies at 84
  • 1977 Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers], American vocalist (with Les Paul - "How High The Moon"), dies from complications of alcohol abuse at 53
  • 1978 Beryl Booker, American swing and cool jazz pianist (Dinah Washington), dies at 56
  • 1981 Boyd Neel, English conductor (Story of an Orchestra), dies at 76
  • 1983 Freddy Martin, American orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin) and tenor saxophonist, dies at 76
  • 1983 William Elliott, American actor (Bridget Loves Bernie - "Otis"; Adam-12- "Officer Grant"), and jazz drummer, dies at 49
  • 1987 Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, dies at 74
  • 1989 Virgil Thomson, American composer and music critic (Four Saints in Three Acts; Louisiana Story), dies at 92
  • 1993 Ronnie Aldrich, British easy listening and jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, dies of prostate cancer at 77
  • 1999 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), dies at 86
  • 2003 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly guitarist (Rockabilly Hall of Fame, 1998), dies of cancer at 64 [1]
  • 2011 Marv Tarplin, American guitarist and songwriter (The Miracles, 1958-73 - "The Tracks of My Tears"), dies at 70
  • 2012 César Bolaños, Peruvian electro-acoustic and experimental musician and composer, dies at 81
  • 2016 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 96
  • 2017 Alam Thomas "Tom" Paley, American folk musician (New Lost City Ramblers), dies at 89
  • 2019 Jessye Norman, American opera singer (sang at two presidential inaugurations), dies at 74
  • 2022 Kevin Locke [Tȟokéya Inážiŋ], Lakota Native American flute player, storyteller, educator, and cultural ambassador, dies at 68