Birthdays in Music in 1934

  • Jan 3 Bryan George Kelly, composer
  • Jan 6 Bobby Lord, Sanford Fla, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • Jan 9 Julian B Coco, Antilles, guitarist/tutor (Princess Christina)
  • Jan 16 Marilyn Horne, Bradford, Pa, mezzo-soprano
  • Jan 16 Richard Wernick, composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 17 Sydney Phillip Hodkinson, composer
  • Jan 26 Huey "Piano" Smith, American rhythm and blues pianist (Rockin' Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu, Having a Good Time), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 29 Noel Harrison, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Jan 29 Paul Gutama Soegijo, composer
  • Jan 30 Tammy Grimes, American actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Jan 31 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist
  • Feb 1 Bob Shane, vocalist (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
  • Feb 4 Jouko Sakari Linjama, composer
  • Feb 7 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 7 King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US vocalist (Memphis Soul Stew)
  • Feb 11 Francesco Pennisi, composer
  • Feb 13 George Segal, actor/banjo player (Carbon Copy, Fun with Dick & Jane)
  • Feb 14 Florence Henderson, actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), born in Dale, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • Feb 14 Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
  • Feb 16 Austin "Ted" Taylor, US gospel/R&B-singer (Be Ever Wonderful)
  • Feb 16 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 2005)
  • Feb 18 Skip Battin, singer-songwriter (The Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Feb 18 Aldo Ceccato, conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77), born in Milan, Italy
  • Feb 18 Bobby Taylor, American singer and producer who discovered "The Jackson 5" (Motown Records), born in Washington, D.C. (birth year contested-1939) (d. 2017)
  • Feb 22 Thomas Paul, bass (NYC Opera 1963-70), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 24 Renata Scotto, soprano and opera director (Violetta-La Traviata), born in Savona, Italy
  • Feb 24 Shuko Mizuno, composer
  • Feb 28 Willie Bobo, American jazz drummer (Cos), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 2 Bernard Rands, composer (Wildtrack), born in Sheffield, England
  • Mar 4 Barbara McNair, singer/actress (Barbara McNair Show), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Mar 4 John Duffey, bluegrass musician
  • Mar 4 Mario Davidovsky, Buenos Aires Argentinia, composer (Synchronisms)
  • Mar 7 Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer
  • Mar 8 Christian Wolff, composer
  • Mar 10 Judith Jamison, artistic director (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)
  • Mar 11 Joep Straesser, composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri)
  • Mar 14 Shirley Scott, swing/blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine)
  • Mar 15 Daniel George "Danny" Apolinar, composer/songwriter
  • Mar 15 Wolfgang Hufschmidt, composer
  • Mar 17 Erhard Grosskopf, composer
  • Mar 17 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar
  • Mar 18 Pavle Despalj, composer
  • Mar 23 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)
  • Mar 25 Johnny Burnette, guitarist (Trains Kept A-Rollin, You're 16), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 27 Arthur Mitchell, choreographer (Dance Theater of Harlem)
  • Mar 28 Siegfried Thiele, composer
  • Mar 29 Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, composer
  • Mar 31 John D. Loudermilk, country singer and songwriter (Tobacco Road), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Apr 1 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Sparkman, Arkansas
  • Apr 5 Stanley Turrentine, jazz saxophonist (Wonderland)
  • Apr 6 Reijo Jyrkiainen, composer

  • Apr 7 Victor Feldman, jazz musician (drums and piano), born in London UK (d. 1987)
  • Apr 10 Zsolt Durko, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged (d. 1997)
  • Apr 13 Horace Kay, US singer (Tams-You Lied to Your Daddy)
  • Apr 13 Siegfried Matthus, composer
  • Apr 17 Don Kirshner, rock & roll producer (invented bubblegum music)
  • Apr 18 Jan Klusak [Jan Porges], Czech composer, born in Prague
  • Apr 18 George Shirley, American tenor
  • Apr 19 Dickie Goodman, parody singer (Flying Saucer)
  • Apr 19 Jan Helge Guttorm Bark, composer
  • Apr 30 Jerry Lordan, English composer and singer (d. 1995)
  • May 3 Georg Kroll, German composer, born in Linz
  • May 3 Frankie Valli, [Castelluccio], singer (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 5 Ace Cannon, American saxophonist
  • May 7 Donald Russell Holler, composer
  • May 7 Heinz Marti, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • May 14 Frederik von Pallandt, singer
  • May 19 Jan Wijn, Dutch pianist
  • May 22 Peter Nero, American conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • May 24 Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist
  • May 28 Julian Slade, composer
  • May 28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 2013)
  • May 31 Karl-Erik Welin, composer
  • Jun 1 Pat Boone, Florida, singer/actor (April Love, Cross & Switchblade)
  • Jun 2 Johnny Carter, US singer (The Flamingos, The Dells), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Jun 6 Philippe Entremont, French pianist/conductor (Vienna Chamber Orch)
  • Jun 7 Philippe Entremont, Rheims France, concert pianist
  • Jun 7 Samuel Lipman, music critic
  • Jun 9 Jackie Wilson, American soul singer-songwriter and performer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • Jun 9 Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • Jun 9 Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist
  • Jun 10 Nicolas Roussakis, composer
  • Jun 11 Pookie Hudson, vocalist (Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite-Spaniels)
  • Jun 16 Carl (Little Caesar) Burnett, vocalist (Little Caesar & the Romans)
  • Jun 16 Lucia Dlugoszewski, composer
  • Jun 20 Cornel Taranu, composer
  • Jun 26 Luis Felipe Pires, composer
  • Jun 29 Henning Kronstam, dancer
  • Jul 7 Vinko Globokar, composer
  • Jul 12 Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn, Jr. (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Jul 13 Roger Reynolds, composer
  • Jul 15 Harrison Birtwistle, English composer. born in Accrington, Lancashire
  • Jul 17 Philippe Capdenat, composer
  • Jul 24 Jimmy Holiday, American singer (How Can I Forget), born in Sallis, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • Jul 26 Anthony Gilbert, composer
  • Jul 28 Jacques d'Amboise, Dedham Mass, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company)
  • Jul 30 Andre Prevost, composer
  • Jul 30 Ben Piazza, actor (Blues Brothers, Ben Casey, Dallas), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Aug 5 Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe)
  • Aug 10 James Carl Tenney, American composer, born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 2006)
  • Aug 13 Leifur Thorarinsson, composer
  • Aug 15 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1998)
  • Aug 16 Ketty Lester, [Revoyda Frierson], US singer/actress (Love Letters)
  • Aug 18 Ronnie Carroll, British singer (Walk Hand in Hand), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Aug 20 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, South Blend, IN, country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), (d. 2007)
  • Aug 21 Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist
  • Aug 22 John M Chowning, composer
  • Aug 23 Lojze Lebic, Slovenian composer, born in Prevalje
  • Aug 24 Roger Donald Dickerson, composer
  • Aug 29 Gene Allison, US R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try)
  • Aug 29 Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer
  • Sep 2 Michael Sahl, composer
  • Sep 3 Xavier Darasse, composer
  • Sep 3 Freddie King, Gilmer Tx, blues singer (Hideaway)
  • Sep 5 Carol Lawrence, American actress (West Side Story), born in Melrose Park, Illinois
  • Sep 7 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], Inverness Mississippii, blues singer and guitarist
  • Sep 8 Peter Maxwell Davies, composer (Prolation, Taverner), born in Manchester, England (d. 2016)
  • Sep 10 Larry Sitsky, composer
  • Sep 10 Vasil Kazandzhiev, composer
  • Sep 11 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist
  • Sep 16 Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners and Solo Artist (d.2008)
  • Sep 19 Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles)

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Sep 21 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
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  • Sep 26 Dick Heckstall-Smith, English jazz-blues saxophonist, born in Ludlow, Shropshire (d. 2004)
  • Sep 30 Udo Jürgens, Austrian singer
  • Oct 3 Benjamin Boretz, composer
  • Oct 8 Doc Green, rocker (Drifters)
  • Oct 13 Nana Mouskouri, Crete Greece, singer (Try to Remember) [or 10/10/36]
  • Oct 15 N. Ramani, Indian flutist
  • Oct 17 Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), born in Kingston (d. 2015)
  • Oct 19 David Guard, rocker (Kingston Trio)
  • Oct 20 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer
  • Oct 22 Donald McIntyre, Bass-Baritone (Wotan-Das Rheingold), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 26 Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia)
  • Oct 29 Pim Jacobs, jazz pianist, Dutch TV host and actor (Gilas)
  • Oct 29 Ramon Sender, composer
  • Oct 29 Robert E Hughes, American orchestra leader (Rich Little Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch musician
  • Oct 31 Walter Steffens, composer
  • Nov 1 William Mathias, Welsh composer, born in Whitland (d. 1992)
  • Nov 3 Ruma Guha Thakurta, Singer, Actress, Dancer, Founder of Calcutta Youth Choir
  • Nov 14 Ellis Marsalis, jazz musician
  • Nov 15 Peter Dickinson, English composer, born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
  • Nov 19 Dave Guard, singer-songwriter (The Kingston Trio), born in San Francisco, California (1991)
  • Nov 19 David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
  • Nov 24 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (St Florian)
  • Nov 24 Claudio Prieto, composer
  • Nov 24 Martin Charnin, Broadway lyricist (Annie, West Side Story)
  • Nov 28 Carlos Farinas, composer
  • Dec 1 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Dec 9 Alan Ridout, English composer, born in West Wickham, (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 [Amos] Junior Wells, blues singer (In My Younger Days), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Dec 12 Habib Hassan Touma, composer
  • Dec 25 McKinley Mitchell, US gospel/singer (The Town I Live In)
  • Dec 30 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1990)