On This Day

Musicians Who Died on September 7

  • 1775 Johann Georg Holzbogen, German violinist and composer, dies at 48
  • 1819 Jean-Louis Duport, French cellist and composer, dies at 69
  • 1838 Joseph Panny, Austrian violinist and composer, dies at 43
  • 1845 Isabella Colbran, wife of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, dies
  • 1872 Antoni Stolpe, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 21
  • 1881 Sidney Clopton Lanier, composer, dies at 39
  • 1902 Franz Wullner, composer, dies at 70
  • 1944 Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, Cuban composer, dies at 70
  • 1977 Gustave Reese, composer, dies at 77

Person of interestKeith Moon

1978 Keith Moon, British rock drummer (The Who - "Bell Boy"), dies of drug overdose at 31

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  • 1983 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, dies at 90
  • 1986 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer, dies at 83
  • 1991 Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • 1992 Indra Kamadjojo [Broekveld], Indon/Dutch dancer (Stille Kracht), dies
  • 1993 Lefty Dizz [Walter Williams], American Chicago-style blues guitarist and singer, dies of esophageal cancer at 56
  • 1996 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer, dies at 64
  • 1997 Derek Taylor, Beatles publicist, dies of cancer at 65
  • 2001 Igor Buketoff, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra 1964-65), dies at 86
  • 2002 Erma Franklin, American gospel and R&B singer (Piece Of My Heart), dies at 64
  • 2003 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), dies of pleural mesothelioma at 56
  • 2005 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer Marianne), dies at 72
  • 2008 Miljenko "Dino" Dvornik, Croatian singer known as "the Croatian king of funk", dies of an overdose at 44
  • 2008 Richard "Popcorn" Wylie, American R&B and soul pianist, bandleader, songwriter, and record producer, dies of congestive heart failure at 69
  • 2012 Dorothy "Dottie" McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), dies at 84
  • 2013 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • 2013 Fred Katz, American classical and jazz cellist (Chico Hamilton Quintet), and composer (Roger Corman films), dies at 84
  • 2018 Mac Miller [Malcolm McCormick], American rapper and music producer (Best Day Ever), dies of a drug overdose at 26