Musicians in History

Events in Music

Events 1 - 100 of 130

  • 1910-09-12 Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
  • 1922-08-14 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
  • 1923-03-23 Frank Silver & Irving Conn release "Yes, We Have No Bananas"
  • 1940-07-20 Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey)
  • 1945-03-15 Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)
  • 1949-02-01 RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954-07-30 Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-02-03 "The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson and pilot near Clear Lake Iowa.

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1961-03-09 Supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"
  • 1962-05-25 Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"
  • 1962-08-11 Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari"
  • 1963-01-11 Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • 1963-02-11 Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album
  • 1963-02-25 Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me"
  • 1963-03-22 Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
  • 1963-06-07 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come on"
  • 1963-07-22 The Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles"
  • 1963-08-08 Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie", radio stations label it obscene
  • 1963-08-23 Beatles release "She Loves You" in UK
  • 1963-11-28 1st million copy record prior to release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
  • 1963-11-29 Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
  • 1963-12-26 Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand"/"I Saw Her Standing There"
  • 1964-02-01 Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks
  • 1964-05-09 Peter & Gordon release "World Without Love"
  • 1964-06-26 Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album
  • 1964-06-27 Jan & Dean release "Little Old Lady From Pasadena"
  • 1964-09-10 Rod Steward records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"
  • 1964-09-17 Supremes release "Baby Love"
  • 1964-11-23 Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
  • 1964-12-04 Beatles release "Beatles For Sale" album
  • 1965-02-08 Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"
  • 1965-06-14 Beatles release album "Beatles VI"
  • 1965-07-10 Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965-07-24 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1965-08-05 Jeff Coffin, Massachusetts, musician (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones)
  • 1965-08-06 Beatles release "Help" album in UK
  • 1965-08-20 Rolling Stones release their single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit) in the UK
  • 1965-09-13 Beatles release "Yesterday"
  • 1965-10-06 Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
  • 1965-10-25 Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud"
  • 1965-12-29 Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"
  • 1966-03-12 Love's 1st album released "Love"
  • 1966-04-15 Rolling Stones release "Aftermath"
  • 1966-05-13 Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black"
  • 1966-05-23 The Beatles release "Paperback Writer"
  • 1966-07-25 Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
  • 1966-08-05 Beatles release "Revolver" album in US
  • 1966-12-16 The Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in UK

Music releaseMusic Single

1966-12-16 Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-01-14 Sonny & Cher release "Beat Goes On"

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • 1967-01-28 Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"
  • 1967-02-17 Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields"
  • 1967-03-11 Pink Floyd releases 1st single (Arnold Layne)
  • 1967-03-20 The Supremes release "The Happening"
  • 1967-08-18 Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
  • 1967-11-27 Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"
  • 1967-12-15 Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"
  • 1968-03-13 Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK
  • 1968-05-25 Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"
  • 1968-06-08 Gary Puckett & Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
  • 1968-06-08 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  • 1968-09-30 Supremes release "Love Child"
  • 1968-11-21 Supremes & The Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
  • 1968-11-22 Beatles release "Beatles" (White Album), their only double album

Music releaseAlbum Release

1968-11-29 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1968-12-05 Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP
  • 1969-01-06 Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
  • 1969-01-09 Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US
  • 1969-06-04 Beatles release "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" and "Old Brown Shoe" in the US
  • 1969-06-07 Tommy James & Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
  • 1969-06-21 Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"
  • 1969-07-11 Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"
  • 1969-09-26 Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
  • 1969-10-09 Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
  • 1969-11-11 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK
  • 1970-02-26 Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album
  • 1970-03-06 Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
  • 1970-05-08 Beatles release "Let it Be" album
  • 1971-05-01 Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar"
  • 1971-08-13 Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-12-01 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1971-12-07 Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life"
  • 1972-02-01 Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-05-12 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1972-08-05 Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"

Music release#1 in the Charts

1972-09-02 Rod Stewart's 1st #1 hit (You Wear it Well)

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,541

  • 1588-09-08 Marin Mersenne, France, mathematician/musician/philosopher (Cartesian)
  • 1615-06-20 Salvatore Rosa, Italian painter/musician [or 7/21]
  • 1664-08-04 Louis Lully, musician, born in Paris, France
  • 1756-03-05 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart" (d. 1778)
  • 1775-06-13 Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian politician and musician (d. 1833)
  • 1777-09-07 Heinrich Stölzel, German musician and composer (d. 1844)
  • 1796-07-28 Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)
  • 1802-02-06 Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]
  • 1814-11-06 Adolphe Sax, Belgium musician/inventor (saxophone)
  • 1823-11-04 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, born in Netěchovice, Czech Republic (d. 1893)
  • 1834-10-08 Walter Kittredge, American musician (d. 1905)
  • 1838-10-22 Carl Fuchs, German composer and musician, born in Potsdam (d. 1922)
  • 1853-12-13 Joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao, musician/composer/screenwriter
  • 1858-02-24 Arnold Dolmetsch, Le Mans, musician
  • 1859-06-22 Frank Heino Damrosch, author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music)
  • 1859-06-27 Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You)
  • 1859-11-19 Mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody)
  • 1860-08-10 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (d. 1936)
  • 1865-07-06 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (d. 1950)
  • 1872-04-23 Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician (d. 1951)
  • 1873-09-21 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966)
  • 1874-08-10 Bill Johnson, American musician (d. 1972)
  • 1876-06-05 Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
  • 1877-09-06 Buddy Bolden, American musician (d. 1930)
  • 1883-10-08 Dick Burnett, American musician (d. 1977)
  • 1885-05-11 Joe "King" Oliver, American jazz musician (d. 1938)
  • 1886-12-25 Kid Ory, American musician (d. 1973)
  • 1887-03-28 Rudolf F W Boskaljon, Curacao, musician/composer
  • 1887-09-03 Frank Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • 1888-04-12 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet musician (d. 1964)
  • 1888-06-03 Tom Brown, American musician (d. 1958)
  • 1888-08-16 Armand J. Piron, American musician (d. 1943)
  • 1890-02-27 Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
  • 1891-12-15 A. P. (Alvin) Carter, Virginia, American musician (Carter Family)
  • 1892-03-16 James Petrillo, leader of the U.S. musicians union (d. 1984)
  • 1892-10-28 Dink Johnson, American musician (d. 1954)
  • 1893-03-18 Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)
  • 1893-09-13 Larry Shields, American musician (d. 1953)
  • 1894-01-31 Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
  • 1895-01-05 Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
  • 1895-04-09 Mance Lipscomb, Texas, blues musician (Texas Sharecropper)
  • 1895-04-20 Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • 1895-09-01 Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
  • 1897-06-03 Memphis Minnie, blues musician, born in Algiers, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1898-02-07 Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
  • 1898-05-28 Andy Kirk, jazz musician
  • 1899-01-25 "Sleepy" John Estes, blues musician, born in Ripley, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • 1899-05-25 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (d. 1976)
  • 1900-03-24 June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
  • 1900-05-28 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)
  • 1900-06-09 Fred Waring, Tyrone Penn, musician/conductor/inventor (Waring Blender)
  • 1900-06-21 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer and musician, born in Asarum Blekinge (d. 1981)
  • 1900-07-13 George Lewis, American musician (d. 1969)
  • 1900-07-29 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), born in Piedmont, West Virginia (d. 1964)
  • 1901-09-03 Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor
  • 1902-02-06 George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
  • 1902-03-21 Eddie James "Son" House, folk blues musician (Delta Blues)
  • 1902-03-30 Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
  • 1902-09-14 Giorgos Papasideris Greek musician (d. 1977)
  • 1903-06-06 Aram Il'yich Khachaturian, Tiflis Georgia, musician/composer (Gayane)
  • 1903-06-12 Emmett Hardy, American musician (d. 1925)
  • 1903-07-16 Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician (d. 1971)
  • 1903-09-15 Roy Acuff, Maynardville Tenn, country musician (Hee Haw)
  • 1903-12-28 Earl Hines, American musician (d. 1983)
  • 1904-04-09 Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
  • 1904-08-21 [William] Count Basie, jazz musician and band leader ( "One O'Clock Jump"), born in Red Bank, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • 1905-02-22 Luis Sandi, Mexico City, a musician, teacher and composer
  • 1905-05-08 Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
  • 1905-05-10 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • 1905-06-13 Doc Cheatham, jazz musician
  • 1905-11-08 Richard Nicholson, musician
  • 1905-12-01 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, (d. 1995)
  • 1905-12-02 Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer
  • 1906-03-27 Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
  • 1906-04-13 Bud Freeman, American musician (d. 1991)
  • 1906-07-07 Anton Karas, Viennese musician (d. 1985)
  • 1906-09-23 Willard F McMurry, musician
  • 1907-06-20 Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)
  • 1907-08-08 Benny Carter, musician/composer (Easy Money, King Carter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-11-01 Rio Gebhardt, German musician and composer, born in Heilbronn (d. 1944)
  • 1907-11-18 Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)
  • 1908-01-07 Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1908-01-27 Oran Page, American musician (d. 1954)
  • 1908-03-13 Helen Sinclair Glatz, musician
  • 1908-06-27 Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (De Damrakkertjes)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908-07-08 Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader (Caldonia), born in Brinkley, Arkansas (d. 1975)

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • 1908-07-25 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian musician (d. 2003)
  • 1908-10-19 Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)
  • 1908-12-01 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
  • 1909-01-24 Tiny Winters, musician
  • 1909-05-09 Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
  • 1909-09-07 Jo Juda, Dutch musician
  • 1909-11-30 Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1910-06-17 Red Foley, American musician (d. 1968)
  • 1910-07-09 Harold C Fox, fashion designer/musician
  • 1910-11-11 Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist
  • 1910-12-07 Louis Prima, New Orleans Luisiana, American musician (That Old Black Magic)
  • 1910-12-15 John H. Hammond, American rock/jazz musician (I Can Tell, So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-03-30 Dennis Gomm, musician
  • 1911-04-10 Martin Denny, musician (Exotica), born in New York City (d. 2005)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1782-08-04 Musician Wolfang Amadeus Mozart (26) weds Constanze Weber in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart

HeartWedding of Interest

1918-03-19 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (17) weds Daisy Parker (21)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

HeartWedding of Interest

1932-08-18 Actress Bette Davis (24) weds musician Harmon Nelson (25)

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

HeartWedding of Interest

1932-11-20 Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters

HeartWedding of Interest

1937-01-27 Musician Nat King Cole (17) weds dancer Nadine Robinson in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole

HeartWedding of Interest

1941-08-25 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (26) weds trombonist Jimmy Monroe

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

HeartWedding of Interest

1941-12-26 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (24) weds convicted drug dealer Benny Kornegay

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald

HeartWedding of Interest

1944-11-11 Blues musician B.B. King (19) marries his first wife Martha Denton

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 1946-12-11 "Bill Haley & His Comets" rock and roll musician Bill Haley (21) weds Dorothy Crowe
  • 1947-12-10 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (30) weds bass player Ray Brown (21)
  • 1948-03-28 Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1951-07-31 Musician Ray Charles (20) weds Eileen Williams in Georgia

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles

HeartWedding of Interest

1951-11-14 Musician Louis Jordan (43) weds dancer Vicky Hayes

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan

HeartWedding of Interest

1954-08-07 Musician Johnny Cash (22) marries 1st wife Vivian Liberto (20)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-03-19 Author Aldous Huxley (62) weds musician and author Laura Archera (45)

HeartWedding of Interest

1962-08-23 Musician and member of the Beatles, John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

HeartWedding of Interest

1966-02-10 Reggae Musician Bob Marley (21) marries fellow musician Rita Anderson (19)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-09-30 Jazz musician Miles Davis (42) weds singer Betty Mabry (23)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

HeartWedding of Interest

1969-02-16 Country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds musician George Jones (37)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

HeartWedding of Interest

1978-09-02 Singer Gloria Estefan (21) weds musician and producer Emilio Estefan (25)

  • 1978-10-06 ABBA member Anni-Frid Lyngstad (32) weds fellow musician Benny Andersson (31)
  • 1979-06-05 Blues musician Muddy Waters (64) weds Marva Jean Brooks (25) in Chicago
  • 1983-08-16 musician Paul Simon weds actress and writer Carrie Fisher

HeartWedding of Interest

1985-03-23 Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

HeartWedding of Interest

1988-04-24 Musician Mick Fleetwood (40) weds model Sara Recor

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood

HeartWedding of Interest

1988-08-13 Musician Robert Smith (29) weds Mary Poole in UK

Musician Robert Smith
Musician
Robert Smith

HeartWedding of Interest

1988-10-03 "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • 1991-08-31 Musician Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) weds Gertie Filip
  • 1995-07-26 Musician Mick Fleetwood (48) weds Lynn Frankel
  • 1996-09-04 Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom

HeartWedding of Interest

2002-06-11 Musician Paul McCartney (59) weds former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (34) at Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 2003-01-11 "The Sixth Sense" actress-singer Toni Collette (30) weds musician Dave Galafassi in a Buddhist ceremony near Sydney, Australia
  • 2003-07-19 "King of Queens" actress Leah Remini (33) weds actor/salsa musician Angelo Pagan (45) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas
  • 2004-05-23 Singer-guitarist Michelle Branch (21) weds musician Teddy Landau at Isla Pardito, Mexico
  • 2005-05-12 "La Femme Nikita" actress Anne Parillaud (45) weds musician Jean-Michel Jarre (56) in Paris
  • 2005-06-11 "Clueless" actress Alicia Silverstone (28) weds musician Christopher Jarecki in Lake Tahoe, California
  • 2005-10-02 Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter Evhenya Tymoshenko weds "Death Valley Screamers" musician Sean Carr at 11th century Vydubychi Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2005-10-09 Savage Garden musician Daniel Jones (32) weds "Hi-5" member Kathleen De Leon at Avica Weddings and Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland
  • 2005-12-23 "Jurassic Park" actress Laura Dern (38) weds musician Ben Harper (36) in Los Angeles
  • 2005-12-31 "One Tree Hill" actress Bethany Joy Lenz (24) weds "Enation" musician Michael Galeotti in Hillsboro, Oregon
  • 2006-03-14 Comedian actor Jack Black (36) weds musician and animator Tanya Haden (34) in Big Sur, California
  • 2006-03-25 Cowboy Crush singer Darla Perlozzi weds musician Timmy Lee Patterson at Southern Belle Wedding Chapel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • 2006-08-26 2004 X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein (37) weds jazz musician Eileen Hunter at King's College Chapel in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 2007-06-09 "Ugly Betty" actress Ana Ortiz (36) weds musician Noah Lebenzon at the Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel in Rincon, Puerto Rico

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-10-17 Musician Trent Reznor (44) weds vocalist Mariqueen Maandig in Los Angeles

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor
  • 2010-10-10 American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox (25) weds musician Brian Walker at the Uncommon Ground Cafe in Chicago
  • 2011-02-26 Musician Cisco Adler (32) weds model Barbara Stoyanoff (30) at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes
  • 2011-09-03 English DJ and musician Mark Ronson (36) weds french actress Josephine De La Baume (27) in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2011-10-09 Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London
  • 2012-08-26 "The Campaign" actress Kate Lang Johnson (28) weds musician Justin Miner at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-05-04 Actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

  • 2013-05-10 "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress Shenae Grimes (23) weds model and musician Josh Beech at the Boys Hall in Ashford, Kent
  • 2013-09-29 Actor and musician Jackson Rathbone (28) weds burlesque dancer Sheila Hafsadi in Malibu, California
  • 2014-09-13 Paper Crown fashion designer Lauren Conrad (28) weds musician William Tell (34) in California

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1923-12-18 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (22) divorces Daisy Parker after 5 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1938-12-06 Actress Bette Davis (30) divorces musician Harmon Nelson (31) due to cruel and inhuman manner after more than 6 years of marriage

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1948-03-22 Musician Nat King Cole (29) divorces dancer Nadine Robinson after 11 years of marriage

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1953-08-28 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces bass player Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1994-04-14 Musician Billy Joel & supermodel Christie Brinkley announce plans to divorce

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2008-03-17 Musician Paul McCartney (65) divorces former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (40) on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 2010-10-08 Musician Ben Harper (40) divorces actress Laura Dern (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
  • 2012-07-20 "Game of Thrones" actress Lena Headey (38) divorces musician Peter Loughran due to irreconcilable differences
  • 2015-08-03 Singer Gwen Stefani and musician Gavin Rossdale announce their intention to divorce after nearly 13 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 538

  • 1472-04-25 Leon Battista degli Alberti, scupltor/musician (Dinner Pieces), dies
  • 1678-08-05 Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican musician and composer (b. 1619)
  • 1778-08-05 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart", dies at 22
  • 1795-11-19 Thomas Linley the elder, English musician and tenor, dies at 62
  • 1852-02-25 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, dies at 72
  • 1865-04-26 Charles J Sax, Belgium musician and father of Adolphe Sax inventor of the saxophone, dies at 74
  • 1893-03-19 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, dies at 69
  • 1900-01-22 David E. Hughes, American musician (b. 1831)
  • 1905-07-08 Walter Kittredge, American musician (b. 1834)
  • 1909-05-20 Ernest Hogan, blackface comedian and musician (b. 1859)
  • 1916-06-04 Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56
  • 1924-06-23 Cecil [James] Sharp, English folk musician, dies at 64
  • 1925-06-16 Emmett Hardy, American musician (b. 1903)
  • 1926-11-22 Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)
  • 1931-11-04 Charles Buddy Bolden, US jazz musician, dies
  • 1933-03-26 Eddie Lang, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1933-07-15 Freddie Keppard, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1933-11-05 Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
  • 1934-09-02 Alcide Nunez, American musician (b. 1884)
  • 1936-09-19 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
  • 1938-04-10 Joe "King" Oliver, American musician (b. 1885)
  • 1939-06-04 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (b. 1900)
  • 1940-08-08 Johnny Dodds, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1943-10-05 Leon Roppolo, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1945-05-13 Tubby Hall, American musician (b. 1895)
  • 1946-02-20 Hugh Allen, musician, dies
  • 1948-06-01 Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), dies at 34
  • 1949-07-07 Bunk Johnson, American musician (b. 1879 or 1889)
  • 1950-07-01 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
  • 1951-02-09 Eddy Duchin, American musician (b. 1910)
  • 1952-03-22 Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
  • 1952-12-28 Fletcher Henderson, American musician (b. 1897)
  • 1953-05-16 Django Reinhardt, Belgian musician (b. 1910)
  • 1953-05-30 Dooley Wilson, American musician and actor (b. 1886)
  • 1954-11-29 Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1956-10-19 Isham Jones, American musician (b. 1894)
  • 1956-11-05 Art Tatum, American musician (b. 1909)
  • 1957-09-01 Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
  • 1958-03-25 Tom Brown, American musician (b. 1888)

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1959-02-03 Buddy Holly, rock and roll musician (That'll be the Day), dies in a plane crash at 22

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1959-03-15 Lester Young, American musician (b. 1909)
  • 1959-04-13 Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor, dies at 57
  • 1959-06-23 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (b. 1920)
  • 1959-09-28 Gerard Hoffnung, German-born British artist/humorist/musician, dies at 34
  • 1961-02-22 Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
  • 1961-07-06 Scott LaFaro, American musician (b. 1936)
  • 1962-03-24 Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)
  • 1963-08-23 Glen Gray, American jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (b. 1900)
  • 1964-01-07 Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
  • 1964-06-29 Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)
  • 1964-11-30 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 64
  • 1964-12-11 Sam Cooke, US soul musician ('A Change is Gonna Come') shot to death at 33
  • 1965-06-28 Red Nichols, American musician (b. 1905)
  • 1965-09-15 Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1965-09-16 Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor (b. 1906)
  • 1966-06-01 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (b. 1873)
  • 1967-03-10 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
  • 1968-10-31 Malcolm Hale, American musician (Spanky and Our Gang), dies of monoxide poisoning at 27
  • 1969-05-19 Coleman Hawkins, US jazz musician/composer, dies
  • 1969-09-05 Josh White, American blues, folk and gospel musician, dies at 55
  • 1969-10-03 Skip James, American blues musician (b. 1902)
  • 1969-10-30 Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1969-11-18 Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • 1970-03-21 Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920)
  • 1970-05-11 Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906)
  • 1970-06-11 Earl Grant, American musician and singer (b. 1931)
  • 1971-01-19 Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
  • 1971-08-13 King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US musician, murdered at 37
  • 1971-08-25 Ted Lewis, American musician and entertainer (b. 1890)
  • 1972-02-08 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek musician and songwriter (b. 1905)
  • 1972-03-27 Sharkey Bonano, American musician (b. 1904)
  • 1972-12-03 Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)
  • 1973-01-26 Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
  • 1973-08-06 Memphis Minnie, American blues musician, dies at 76
  • 1973-08-17 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations), commits suicide at 32
  • 1973-09-15 Victor Jara, Chilean musician (b. 1941)
  • 1973-12-03 Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895)
  • 1974-05-08 Graham Bond, British R&B musician, dies jumping under a train at 36

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1974-05-24 Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1974-08-03 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), dies at 74
  • 1974-10-16 Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, noted Carnatic musician (b. 1895)
  • 1974-11-19 George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)

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1975-02-04 Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • 1975-04-24 Pete Ham, rock musician (Badfinger), commits suicide by hanging himself at 27
  • 1975-10-31 SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)
  • 1975-12-17 Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86
  • 1976-02-05 Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • 1976-02-09 Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
  • 1976-08-29 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1899)
  • 1977-06-05 "Sleepy" John Estes, American Blues musician ("Drop Down Mama"), dies at 78

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1977-08-16 Elvis Presley, American musician, dies at Graceland at 42. Official cause of death is cardiac arrhythmia

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1977-09-04 Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
  • 1979-05-11 Lester Raymond Flatt, musician (Ballad of Jed Clampett), dies at 64
  • 1979-06-21 Angus Maclise, American mystic, shaman, musician, and composer (b. 1938)
  • 1979-09-27 Jimmy McCullough, musician (Wings), dies of a drug overdose
  • 1979-11-23 Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1980-10-27 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), dies of a drug overdose at 31

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1980-12-08 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), shot and killed in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1981-02-15 Mike Bloomfield, American musician (Electric Flag), dies of a drug overdose at 37
  • 1981-05-28 Mary Lou Williams, African American musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC