Deaths in Music on September 30

  • 1612 Ercole Bottrigari, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1712 Johann Michael Zacher, composer, dies at 61
  • 1716 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer, dies at 62
  • 1755 Francesco Durante, composer, dies at 71
  • 1803 Charles Broche, composer, dies at 51
  • 1819 Nicolas Roze, composer, dies at 74
  • 1884 Louis Lacombe, composer, dies at 65
  • 1904 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, dies of tuberculosis at 33
  • 1912 Mary Frances Allitsen, composer, dies at 63
  • 1940 Walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62
  • 1963 Arnold Foster, composer, dies at 66
  • 1976 Louis Fourestier, composer, dies at 84
  • 1977 Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers], American vocalist, guitarist and actress (Les Paul, Queen of Outer Space), dies from complications of alcohol abuse at 53
  • 1981 Boyd Neel, English conductor (Story of an Orchestra), dies at 76
  • 1983 Freddy Martin, American orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin), dies at 76
  • 1987 Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, dies at 74
  • 1989 Virgil Thomson, US composer/critic (4 saints in 3 acts), dies at 92
  • 1999 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), dies at 86
  • 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