1948 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


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Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 258

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

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Jul 21st 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 25th Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 27th Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • Jul 28th Gerald Casale, american musician and director (founding member of Devo)
  • Jul 31st Leaveil Degree, rocker (Whispers)
  • Aug 2nd Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)
  • Aug 2nd Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
  • Aug 10th Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • Aug 12th Ron Mael, [J Ronald Day], Culver City Ca, rock keyboardist (Sparks)
  • Aug 13th Cliff Fish, English rocker (Paper Lace)
  • Aug 13th Kathleen Battle, Portsmouth Ohio, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser)
  • Aug 13th Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • Aug 14th Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
  • Aug 15th Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer
  • Aug 15th Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
  • Aug 16th Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
  • Aug 17th Rod MacDonald, American musician
  • Aug 19th Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter

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

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • Aug 23rd Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • Aug 24th Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
  • Aug 26th Valerie Simpson, singer, Ashford's partner (Like a Rock), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 27th Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
  • Aug 28th Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 31st Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)
  • Sep 3rd Don Brewer, American rocker (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 3rd Donald Brewer, rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 4th Samuel Hui, Hong Kong singer
  • Sep 6th Charles "Claydes" Smith, guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Sep 11th John Martyn, English musician
  • Sep 12th Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor
  • Sep 14th Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist
  • Sep 16th Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
  • Sep 16th Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 19th Mihai Timofti, Director, actor, musician from Moldova-Chisinau
  • Sep 22nd Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • Sep 24th Heinz Chur, German composer

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

  • Sep 27th Barbara Dickson, singer
  • Sep 29th Mark Farner, Mich, guitar/vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad-Locomotion)
  • Sep 29th Mike Pinera, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
  • Sep 29th Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
  • Oct 1st Cub Koda, rocker (Brownsville Station)
  • Oct 1st Ellen McIlwaine, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Oct 2nd Chris LeDoux, Biloxi Miss, country singer (Ridin' for a Fall)
  • Oct 5th Delroy George Wilson, singer
  • Oct 5th Lucius Ross, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove)
  • Oct 5th Tawl Ross, American musician (P Funk)
  • Oct 6th Glenn Branca, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, avant-garde composer and guitarist

Weddings in Music


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Divorces in Music


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Deaths in Music


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