On This Day

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, composer, dies at 65
  • 1952 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer, dies at 54

Person of interestGertrude Lawrence

1952 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 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 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 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
  • 1985 Eurreal "Little Brother" Montgomery, American jazz, boogie-woogie and blues pianist, singer, and composer ("Crescent City Blues"), dies at 79

Person of interestTom Fogerty

1990 Tom Fogerty, rocker (Creedence Clearwater), dies of tuberculosis at 48

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Rocker
Tom Fogerty
  • 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

Person of interestLuciano Pavarotti

2007 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, The Three Tenors), dies at 71

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 2011 Wardell Quezergue, American jazz, blues, and funk composer, arranger, record producer and bandleader, known as the "Creole Beethoven", dies 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