Deaths in Music on September 4

  • 1759 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, dies at 80
  • 1853 Jonathan Blewitt, English organist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1903 Hermann Zumpe, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1907 Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Peer Gynt Suite), dies at 64
  • 1937 Giovanni Salviucci, Italian composer, dies at 29
  • 1977 Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
  • 1991 Charlie Barnet, saxophonist (Cherokee), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • 1991 Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
  • 1991 Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies
  • 1994 Louis Myers, American blues guitarist and harmonica player, dies at 64
  • 1995 Chuck Greenberg, new age musician (Shadowfax), dies at 45
  • 1997 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, dies at 91
  • 2002 Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)
  • 2003 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and orchestra leader (Ripley's Game), dies at 82
  • 2003 Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Astrid Varnay, Swedish soprano (Met Opera 1941-56), dies at 88
  • 2014 Włodzimierz Kotoński, Polish composer, dies at 89
  • 2015 Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), dies at 80
  • 2016 David Brown, American guitarist (Santana), dies at 53