Deaths in Music on September 5

  • 1629 Domenico Allegri, Italian composer (b. c. 1585)
  • 1803 Francois Devienne, composer, dies at 44
  • 1890 Ludwig Deppe, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1910 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist, dies at 70
  • 1910 Julian Edwards, composer, dies at 54
  • 1968 Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73
  • 1969 Henk Bijvanck, Dutch composer, dies at 59
  • 1969 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • 1969 Josh White, American blues, folk and gospel musician, dies at 55
  • 1975 Georg Ots, Estonian singer (b. 1920)
  • 1978 Joe Negroni, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 37
  • 1983 Antonio Mairena, flamenco singer (b. 1909)
  • 1993 René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue), dies of AIDS at 30)
  • 1994 Billy Usselton, saxophonist, dies at 68
  • 1995 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist, dies at 95
  • 1997 Georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84
  • 1999 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 2003 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 76
  • 2007 Thomas Hansen (musician) (b. 1976)
  • 2012 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from heart failure at 72
  • 2015 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), dies from cancer at 66
  • 2017 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), dies at 79