1948 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


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Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 256

  • May 5 Bill Ward, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • May 5 Frank Esier-Smith, rocker
  • May 7 Peter Wingfield, Wales, rocker/actor (Methos-Highlander)
  • May 11 Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
  • May 12 Steve Winwood, England, musician (A Higher Love, Roll with it)
  • May 15 Brian Eno, Woodbridge England, rock keyboardist/singer (On Land)
  • May 18 Joe Bonsall, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 19 Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
  • May 19 Tom Scott, LA, saxophonist/bandleader (Pat Sajak Show)
  • May 21 Leo Sayer, [Gerard], England, singer (When I Need Love)
  • May 25 Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions)
  • May 26 Stevie [Stephanie] Nicks, American singer songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 27 Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)
  • May 28 Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
  • May 29 Linda Esther Gray, opera singer
  • May 29 Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
  • May 31 John Bonham, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven), born in Redditch, England
  • May 31 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], musician (ELO), born in London (d. 2010)
  • Jun 5 Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
  • Jun 5 Frank Estersmith, Australia, rocker (Air Supply)
  • Jun 6 Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
  • Jun 9 Nathaniel Rosen, Altadena Ca, cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978)
  • Jun 11 Skip Alan, [Alan Skipper], drummer (Them, Pretty Things)
  • Jun 12 Barry Bailey, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Jun 18 Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
  • Jun 19 Nick Drake, rocker (Back to Fruit Tree)
  • Jun 19 Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 20 Nigel Morris, rocker (Isotope)
  • Jun 22 Todd Rundgren, Upper Darby PA, singer/guitarist (Hello it's Me)
  • Jun 23 Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 23 Nigel Osborne, composer
  • Jun 24 Patrick Moraz, Morges, Switzerland, progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, The Moody Blues)
  • Jun 27 Camile Baudoin, American musician
  • Jun 29 Dervin Gordon, British musician (The Equals), born in Jamaica
  • Jun 29 Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet)
  • Jun 29 Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer(White Snake, Deep Purple)
  • Jun 29 Loncoln Gordon, rocker
  • Jul 2 Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006)
  • Jul 3 Peter Ruzicka, composer
  • Jul 4 Jeremy Spencer, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well)
  • Jul 7 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2012)
  • Jul 8 Raffi, children's singer (Baby Beluga)
  • Jul 12 Walter Egan, rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 14 Tommy Matola, rock manager/CEO (CBS records)
  • Jul 15 Alicia Bridges, American singer
  • Jul 16 Pinchas Zukerman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/violist (Leventritt 1967)
  • Jul 16 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor
  • Jul 17 Brian Glascock, rock drummer (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Jul 17 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, born in Zurich Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • Jul 17 Phillip Harris, rocker
  • Jul 17 Ron Asheton, guitarist and song writer (Iggy Pop), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2009).
  • Jul 18 Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring, Radar Love)
  • Jul 18 Phil Harris, rocker (Ace)
  • Jul 19 Keith Godchaux, rock keyboardist (Grateful Dead)

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Jul 21 Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • Jul 25 Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 27 Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • Jul 28 Gerald Casale, american musician and director (founding member of Devo)
  • Jul 31 Leaveil Degree, rocker (Whispers)
  • Aug 2 Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)
  • Aug 2 Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
  • Aug 10 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • Aug 12 Ron Mael, [J Ronald Day], Culver City Ca, rock keyboardist (Sparks)
  • Aug 13 Cliff Fish, English rocker (Paper Lace)
  • Aug 13 Kathleen Battle, Portsmouth Ohio, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser)
  • Aug 13 Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • Aug 14 Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
  • Aug 15 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer
  • Aug 15 Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
  • Aug 16 Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
  • Aug 17 Rod MacDonald, American musician
  • Aug 19 Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 20 Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin-Whole Lotta Love), born in West Bromwich, England

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • Aug 21 Robert Hazard, American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), (d. 2008)
  • Aug 23 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • Aug 24 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
  • Aug 27 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
  • Aug 28 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 31 Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)
  • Sep 3 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 4 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong singer
  • Sep 6 Claydes Charles Smith, guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Sep 11 John Martyn, British musician, born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • Sep 12 Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor
  • Sep 14 Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist
  • Sep 16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
  • Sep 16 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 19 Mihai Timofti, Director, actor, musician from Moldova-Chisinau
  • Sep 22 Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • Sep 24 Heinz Chur, German composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 26 Olivia Newton-John, singer (Lets Get Physical), born in Cambridge, England

  • Sep 27 Barbara Dickson, singer
  • Sep 29 Mark Farner, Mich, guitar/vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad-Locomotion)
  • Sep 29 Mike Pinera, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
  • Sep 29 Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
  • Oct 1 Cub Koda, rocker (Brownsville Station)
  • Oct 1 Ellen McIlwaine, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Oct 2 Chris LeDoux, Biloxi Miss, country singer (Ridin' for a Fall)
  • Oct 5 Delroy George Wilson, singer
  • Oct 5 Lucius Ross, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove)

Weddings in Music


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Divorces in Music


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Deaths in Music


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