Birthdays in Music in 1936

  • Jan 1 Eve Queler, American conductor, born in NYC, New York

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Jan 2 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • Jan 3 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, born in Roermond (d. 1996)
  • Jan 7 Eldee Young, US bassist (Young Holt Unlimited-Hang on Sloopy)
  • Jan 8 Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor
  • Jan 9 Peter Fletcher, music teacher
  • Jan 13 Ami Maayani, Israeli composer and conductor, born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Jan 13 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • Jan 14 Clarence Carter, US singer (Thread the Needle)
  • Jan 19 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • Jan 24 Daniel Goode, composer
  • Jan 24 Jack Scott, Canada, rocker (My True Love)
  • Jan 28 Jack Scott, vocalist (My True Love)
  • Jan 28 Robert Suderburg, composer
  • Jan 29 Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
  • Jan 29 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
  • Jan 31 Marvin Junior, singer (Dells-Oh What a Night)
  • Feb 8 Larry Verne, singer (Custer)
  • Feb 9 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country singer, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 12 Arnost Parsch, composer
  • Feb 19 Bob Engemann, American singer (The Lettermen), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Feb 22 Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr], African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 25 Norman Orville Scribner, composer
  • Feb 27 Chuck Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
  • Mar 4 Aribert Reimann, composer
  • Mar 4 Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
  • Mar 8 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)
  • Mar 9 Mickey Gilley, Ferriday La, country singer (Urban Cowboy)
  • Mar 17 Ladislaw Kupkovic, composer
  • Mar 18 Robert Lee Smith, US singer (Tams, You Lied to Your Daddy)
  • Mar 19 Amancio D'Silva, musician
  • Mar 19 Birthe Wilke, Danish singer
  • Mar 20 Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican Reggae artist
  • Mar 21 Marek Stachowski, composer
  • Mar 22 Roger Whittaker, Nairobi Kenya, country singer (Durham Town)
  • Mar 24 Fredrick Kaufmamn, composer
  • Mar 24 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 25 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist
  • Mar 26 Erich Urbanner, composer
  • Mar 26 Fred Paris, rocker (Five Satins)
  • Mar 27 Malcolm Goldstein, composer
  • Mar 29 Richard Rodney Bennett, Broadstairs Kent England, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 3 Scott LaFaro, American musician (d. 1961)
  • Apr 3 Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist
  • Apr 4 Margo J Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers)
  • Apr 5 John White, English composer and musical performer (systems music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6 Manfred Schoof, composer
  • Apr 9 Jerzy Maksymiuk, composer
  • Apr 10 Robert "Bobby" Smith, US singer (Spinners), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 15 Hector Quintanar, composer
  • Apr 17 Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)
  • Apr 19 Csaba Szabo, Hungarian composer, born in Ákosfalva, Transylvania (d. 2003)
  • Apr 19 Ruby Johnson, US singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away)
  • Apr 21 Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer
  • Apr 22 Glen Campbell, Delight Ark, actor/singer (Time I Get to Phoenix)
  • Apr 22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
  • Apr 23 Roy Orbison, rock musician (Pretty Woman), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1988)
  • Apr 27 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer
  • Apr 28 John Martin Tchicai, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 29 April Stevens, rock vocalist (Deep Purple), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Apr 29 Zubin Mehta, conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Mumbai, India
  • May 2 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York
  • May 2 Engelbert Humperdinck, [Arnold George Dorsey], British singer, born in Madras, India
  • May 5 Patrick Gowers, British composer
  • May 6 Sylvia Robinson, rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange)
  • May 7 Cornelius Cardew, English composer (Scratch Orchestra), born in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (d. 1981)
  • May 7 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), born in Collinsville, Mississippi
  • May 12 Klaus Doldinger, German jazz saxophonist (Passport) and composer for film, born in Berlin
  • May 14 Bobby Darin, [Walden Waldo Cassotto], singer (Mack the Knife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 15 Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italy, singer/actress (Cinderfella)
  • May 15 Jean Balissat, composer
  • May 17 Philippe Boesmans, composer
  • May 23 Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • May 24 Harold Budd, American avant-garde composer, born in Los Angeles
  • May 25 Tom T Hall, Olive Hill Ky, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)
  • May 28 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • May 30 Galina Shostakovitch, daughter of Russian composer Dmitri
  • Jun 2 Otis Williams, doo wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 6 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (4 Tops-Same Old Song)
  • Jun 11 Jud Strunk, American musician and comedian (d. 1981)
  • Jun 14 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, singer (The Four Tops) (d. 2005)
  • Jun 15 Alexandru Hrisanide, composer
  • Jun 19 Shirley Goodman, US R&B singers (Shirley & Lee-Feels so Good)
  • Jun 19 Marisa Galvany, American soprano
  • Jun 20 Billy Guy, Attasca Tx, rock baritone (Coasters-Young Blood)
  • Jun 20 Bobby Nunn, rocker (Coasters-Young Blood)
  • Jun 22 Kris Kristofferson, Brownsville TX, singer/actor (Amerika, Millenium)
  • Jun 22 Verne Allison, singer (Dells-Open Up My Heart)
  • Jun 22 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian musician
  • Jun 28 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician
  • Jun 29 Leonard Lee, US vocalist (Shirley & Lee-Let the Good Times Roll)
  • Jun 30 Dave Van Ronk, rocker/actor (Caffe Lena)
  • Jun 30 Pauls Dambis, composer
  • Jul 7 Friedhelm Dohl, composer
  • Jul 7 Stuart Ross Dempster, composer
  • Jul 7 Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (d. 1980)
  • Jul 9 David Joel Zinman, American composer/conductor (Balt Symphony-1983), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 10 Jan Wincenty Hawel, composer
  • Jul 13 Albert Ayler, American musician (d. 1970)
  • Jul 14 Gloria Lambert, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Jul 16 Buddy Merrill, Torrey Utah, guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Jul 22 Krasimir Kyurkchiiski, composer
  • Jul 26 Antonio Mastrogiovanni, composer
  • Jul 30 George "Buddy" Guy, US blues guitarist (Stone Crazy)
  • Jul 30 Istvan Zelenka, composer
  • Jul 30 Yuri Alexandrovich Falik, composer
  • Jul 31 Bonnie Brown, country singer (The Browns), born in Sparkman, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 2 Anthony Edward Payne, composer
  • Aug 4 Elsberry Hobbs, rocker (Drifters)
  • Aug 7 Charles Pope, US soul singer (Tams-Hey Girl Don't Bother Me)
  • Aug 7 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug 12 Gerard Masson, composer
  • Aug 17 Ivan Parik, Czech composer, born in Bratislava
  • Aug 17 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician-actor (d. 2007)
  • Aug 22 Lex P Humphries, drummer
  • Aug 23 Rudy Lewis, rocker (Drifters)
  • Sep 2 David Leonard Blake, composer

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Sep 2 Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2016)

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • Sep 5 Cornelius Boyson, bassist

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Sep 7 Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • Sep 7 Romualds Kalsons, composer
  • Sep 9 Augustinius Franz Kropfreiter, composer
  • Sep 21 Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter
  • Sep 25 Juliet Prowse, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India
  • Sep 25 Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman
  • Oct 1 Edward Villella, Bayside Queens, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)
  • Oct 3 Steve Reich, American composer (My Name is), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 5 Annerose Schmidt, East German pianist
  • Oct 7 Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor
  • Oct 8 Carman Moore, composer
  • Oct 11 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 15 Kari Rydman, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki
  • Oct 16 Gerardo Gandini, composer
  • Oct 24 Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)
  • Oct 24 Rainer Kunad, composer
  • Oct 26 Bruce Belland, singer (Tim Conway Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 28 Charlie Daniels, singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Oct 28 Ted Hawkins, singer/guitarist
  • Oct 28 Carl Davis, American-born musical conductor and composer
  • Nov 6 David Ward-Steinman, composer

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Nov 9 Mary Travers, folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • Nov 12 Mort Shuman, singer-songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), born in New York City (d. 1991)
  • Nov 12 Robert White, guitarist
  • Nov 14 Cornell Gunther, musician (Coasters-Poison Ivy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 15 Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and East German dissident, born in Hamburg
  • Nov 16 Shirvani Chalayev, composer
  • Nov 18 Don E Cherry, US jazz trumpeter
  • Nov 18 Hank Ballard, rocker (The Twist (pre Chubby Checker), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 19 Emin Aristakesian, composer
  • Nov 19 Michel Decoust, composer
  • Nov 21 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropolos 1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 22 Hans Zender, German composer and conductor, born in Wiesbaden
  • Nov 25 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Nov 28 Celin Romero, Spanish guitarist
  • Nov 29 Davide Anzagai, composer
  • Dec 2 Peter Michael Braun, composer
  • Dec 4 Larry Davis, blues singer/guitarist
  • Dec 12 Bengt Emil Johnson, composer
  • Dec 17 Tommy Steele [Thomas Hicks], English pop singer, 1st British Rock and Roll star, born in London
  • Dec 23 Claude Albert Coppens, composer
  • Dec 29 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, composer