Musicians Who Died on September 6

  • 1811 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer, dies at 77
  • 1819 Georg Druschetzky, composer, dies at 74
  • 1831 Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1937 Henry Kimball Hadley, American composer (Bianca; Streets of Pekin), and conductor (San Francisco Symphony, 1915-18), dies of cancer at 65

Gertrude LawrenceGertrude Lawrence (1898-1952)

English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

  • 1952 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer, dies at 54
  • 1956 Felix Borowski, British-American composer, educator (Chicago Musical College, 1896-1925), and musicologist (Chicago Symphony, 1908-56), dies at 84
  • 1962 Hanns Eisler, Austrian composer (East German National Anthem), dies at 64
  • 1965 (Ernest) "Red" Ingle, American jazz and novelty saxophonist, songwriter, arranger and vocalist (Ted Weems; Spike Jones and His City Slickers; The Natural Seven), dies of an internal hemorrhage at 58
  • 1965 Konstantin G. Mostras, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • 1966 Luigi Perrachio, Italian composer, dies at 83
  • 1968 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 69
  • 1973 William Henry Harris, English composer, dies at 90
  • 1977 Guido Pannain, composer, dies at 85
  • 1977 Paul Burkhard, composer, dies at 65
  • 1978 Tom Wilson, American record producer (Sun Ra; Bob Dylan; Simon & Garfunkel; Mothers of Invention; Velvet Underground), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 1979 Ronald Binge, British composer (Elizabethan Serenade, Sailing By), dies at 69
  • 1981 Joseph Yasser, Russian-American composer, dies at 88
  • 1984 Ernest Tubb, American country musician ("Walking the Floor Over You"), dies of emphysema at 70
  • 1985 Eurreal "Little Brother" Montgomery, American jazz, boogie-woogie and blues pianist, singer, and composer ("Crescent City Blues"), dies at 79
  • 1985 Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), dies at 70 of pneumonia
  • 1985 Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1985 Leon Orthel, Dutch pianist and composer, dies at 79

Tom FogertyTom Fogerty (1941-1990)

American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), dies of tuberculosis at 48

  • 1994 Max Kaminsky, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (Max Kaminsky Orchestra), dies at 85
  • 1994 Nicky Hopkins, British rock session pianist (Rolling Stones (1967-75); The Who - "Getting In Tune"; The Kinks - "Sunny Afternoon"; Beatles - "Revolution"; John Lennon - "Jealous Guy"; Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies after surgical complications at 50
  • 2001 Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)
  • 2003 Harry Goz, American musical theatre actor and voice actor, dies at 71

Luciano PavarottiLuciano Pavarotti (1935-2007)

Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio; The Three Tenors), dies at 71

  • 2010 Richard Bilderback Hervig, American composer, dies at 92
  • 2011 Wardell Quezergue, American jazz, blues, and funk composer, arranger, record producer and bandleader, known as the "Creole Beethoven", dies at 81
  • 2016 Lewis Merenstein, American record producer (Miriam Makeba; Van Morrison's Astral Weeks; Glass Harp), dies of pneumonia at 81
  • 2017 Derek David Bourgeois, British composer, conductor and educator (National Youth Chamber Orchestra), dies of cancer at 75
  • 2018 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor (I Solisti Veneti), dies at 83