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Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960-02-20 Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1968-03-15 LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
  • 1969-06-08 Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
  • 1974-05-06 Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
  • 1974-08-03 Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan & joins Doobie Brothers
  • 1975-06-01 Ron Woods replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist
  • 1975-08-23 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
  • 1977-10-07 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
  • 1980-03-01 Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
  • 1981-06-20 Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats
  • 1983-08-15 Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery
  • 1993-07-31 Allman Bros guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 830


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1888-01-20 Lead Belly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line), (d. 1949)

Blues Musician Lead Belly
Blues Musician
Lead Belly
  • 1893-02-21 Andres Segovia, Linares Spain, classical guitarist, (d. 1987)
  • 1893-06-26 "Big Bill" Broonzy, Miss, blues singer/guitarist (Blues by Broonzy)
  • 1893-07-03 Mississippi John Hurt, Teoc Mississippi, American blues singer and guitarist
  • 1893-09-24 Blind Lemon Jefferson, Coutchman, Texas, blues singer and guitarist, (d. 1929)
  • 1896-04-30 Gary Davis, Laurens SC, blues/folk guitarist (A Little More Faith)
  • 1897-01-22 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist
  • 1898-07-21 Sara Carter, Virginia, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family)
  • 1900-02-06 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist
  • 1901-05-05 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1902-10-25 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
  • 1903-12-13 Carlos Montoya, guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1904-11-16 Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
  • 1904-12-24 Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist
  • 1905-08-24 Arthur Crudup, American singer and guitarist (d. 1974)
  • 1905-11-14 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)
  • 1906-01-08 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • 1906-11-12 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, blues guitarist, born in Houston, Mississippi (d. 1977)
  • 1909-01-13 Danny Barker, jazz guitarist
  • 1910-01-23 Django Reinhardt, Belgium, Gypsy jazz guitarist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910-05-28 T-Bone Walker, American blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), born in Linden, Texas (d. 1975)

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • 1911-09-15 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1913-03-02 Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1913-03-04 Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)
  • 1913-03-31 Etta Baker, Caldwell County North Carolina, American blues guitarist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913-04-04 Muddy Waters [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), born in Jug's Corner (Issaquena County) or Rolling Fork, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • 1913-08-07 George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1913-08-20 Conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guitarist
  • 1914-02-09 Ernest Tubb, Tx, guitarist/singer (I'm Walking the Floor over You)
  • 1914-12-13 George "Tiger" Haynes, guitarist/actor (Land Without Music, Guv'nor)
  • 1915-03-27 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, born in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • 1915-04-12 [Theodore Roosevelt] Hound Dog Taylor, Natchez Mississippi, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer
  • 1915-04-26 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, born in Memphis, Tenneessee (d. 1992)
  • 1915-06-09 Les Paul, Waukesha Wi, guitarist/inventor (Les Paul guitar)
  • 1915-06-28 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, born in Shaw, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1915-07-21 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1915-11-30 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, Knoxville Tennessee, American blues singer/guitarist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1916-07-07 Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • 1916-07-29 Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
  • 1917-08-22 John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen)
  • 1917-09-02 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
  • 1918-04-18 Tony Mottola, Kearney NJ, guitarist/host (Melody Street)
  • 1919-12-01 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, born in born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • 1920-05-10 Bert Weedon, English guitar player ("Play in a Day" books), born in London (d. 2012)
  • 1920-09-07 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • 1921-05-12 Joe (born Otis W.) Maphis, Suffolk, Virginia, American country music guitarist
  • 1921-05-27 Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)
  • 1921-06-07 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1921-07-17 George Barnes, Chicago Hgts, guitarist (Skip Farrell Show)
  • 1921-08-07 Manitas de Plata, Gypsy guitarist
  • 1921-12-28 Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
  • 1922-03-11 Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
  • 1923-01-16 Roy Lanham, Western guitar player (Sons of the Pioneers), born in Corbin Kentucky
  • 1923-04-25 Albert King, Indianola, Mississippi, American blues singer/guitarist (Bad Look Blues)
  • 1924-05-06 Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
  • 1924-06-20 Chet Atkins, Luttrell Tenn, guitarist (Me & My Guitar)
  • 1924-08-17 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist
  • 1925-03-06 Wes Montgomery, jazz guitarist (d. 1968)
  • 1925-04-14 Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Good Lovin')
  • 1925-06-18 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer
  • 1925-08-28 Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1925-09-16 B.B. King, blues guitarist and singer (Thrill is Gone), born in Itta Bena Mississippi

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 1925-09-16 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1925-10-12 Guitar Gabriel Robert Lewis Jones, singer/guitarist
  • 1925-10-15 Mickey Baker, guitar player ("Love is strange"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1926-01-03 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1926-10-18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1926-12-10 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], blues guitarist ("The Things That I Used to Do"), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • 1927-11-14 Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)
  • 1928-08-16 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
  • 1928-11-25 James "Jimmy" Johnson, US gospel/blues singer/guitarist
  • 1928-12-12 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1929-01-13 Joseph Anthony Pass, guitarist
  • 1929-01-17 Grady Martin, country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • 1929-03-05 J. B. Lenoir, Monticello, Mississippi, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s
  • 1929-05-02 Link Wray, American rock guitarist (d. 2005)
  • 1929-06-15 Nigel Pickering, guitarist (Spanky & Our Gang)
  • 1929-06-21 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (d. 1999)
  • 1929-09-18 Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player
  • 1930-12-04 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, (d. 2013)
  • 1931-06-10 JoĆ£o Gilberto, Brazilian singer and guitarist
  • 1931-07-31 Kenny Burrell, American guitarist
  • 1931-11-05 Ike Turner, Miss, AKA Mr Tina Turner!, guitarist (A Fool in Love)
  • 1931-12-27 Scotty Moore, guitarist (for Elvis), born in Gadsden, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1932-07-19 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • 1932-10-01 Albert Collins, Leona TX, blues guitarist (Frosty, Showdown)
  • 1932-10-08 Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • 1933-07-14 Del Reeves, singer/guitarist
  • 1933-07-15 Julian Bream, guitarist
  • 1933-09-18 Jimmie Rodgers, WA, singer/guitarist (Jimmie Rodgers Show, Honey Comb)
  • 1933-12-29 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1934-01-09 Julian B Coco, Antilles, guitarist/tutor (Princess Christina)
  • 1934-02-07 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934-03-25 Johnny Burnette, guitarist (Trains Kept A-Rollin, You're 16), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1934-06-09 Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist
  • 1934-09-07 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], Inverness Mississippii, blues singer and guitarist
  • 1935-01-09 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer
  • 1935-02-03 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, rock guitarist
  • 1935-02-11 Gene Vincent, Norfolk Va, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
  • 1935-04-16 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1964-05-18 Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds Margrit Volkmar

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-05-20 "The Who" guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend (23) weds Karen Astley in England

  • 1975-08-05 Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (25) weds Elissa Jerret
  • 1976-05-10 "KISS" former lead guitarist Ace Frehley (25) weds Janette Trerotola

HeartWedding of Interest

1979-05-19 Guitarist Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 1986-06-07 Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell weds Jodi Varble
  • 1986-07-27 "Say Anything" director Cameron Crowe (29) weds "Heart" guitarist Nancy Wilson (32)
  • 1989-08-23 "The Cars" lead singer and guitarist Ric Ocasek (40) weds model Paulina Porizkova (24)
  • 1992-07-26 "Kiss" guitarist Paul Stanley weds model Pamela Bowen
  • 1993-12-30 Singer Deni Hines (22) weds INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (35)
  • 1994-07-10 The "Anthrax" heavy-metal guitarist Scott Ian (31) weds Debbie Leavitt (23) in Huntington Beach, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1994-12-17 Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • 1996-05-27 "Crosby, Stills & Nash" Rock and Roll Hall of Famer guitarist Stephen Stills (51) weds recording-studio manager Kristen Hathaway (30) at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida

HeartWedding of Interest

1997-06-05 Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher (30) weds Meg Mathews at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher
  • 1999-07-15 "Grateful Dead" guitarist Bob Weir (51) weds Natasha Muenter (31) in Mill Valley, California
  • 2000-11-18 "Queen" guitarist Brian May (53) weds "EastEnders" actress Anita Dobson (51) in a civil ceremony at Richmond Register Office
  • 2002-01-01 Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton (56) weds Melia McEnery (25) at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Surrey, London

HeartWedding of Interest

2002-09-14 No Doubt lead vocalist Gwen Stefani (42) weds lead singer and rhythm guitarist "Bush" Gavin Rossdale (46) at St. Paul's Church in London, England

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-07-19 "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart (27) weds "Course of Nature" lead singer-guitarist Mark Wilkersonin (26) in Florence, Italy

  • 2004-05-23 Singer-guitarist Michelle Branch (21) weds musician Teddy Landau at Isla Pardito, Mexico
  • 2005-06-01 "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil
  • 2005-09-10 "The Yardbirds" rock guitarist Jeff Beck (61) weds Sandra Cash in Tunbridge Wells, England

HeartWedding of Interest

2006-01-22 Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley (37) weds American guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood (44) at Kyoto, Japan

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • 2006-04-23 "Rascal Flatts" guitarist Joe Don Rooney (30) weds Playboy's 2005 Playmate of The Year Tiffany Fallon (31) in an intimate ceremony held on the beach at San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • 2006-06-04 "KISS" guitarist Tommy Thayer (45) weds Amber Peek at Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2006-07-15 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (21) weds "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • 2006-09-16 Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd (29) weds Mel Gibson's daughter Hannah Gibson at the altar of The Holy Family Church in Malibu
  • 2007-03-30 "Little Big Town" singer-guitarist Phillip Sweet (33) weds Rebecca Arthur at Cedarvine Manor in Lebanon, Tennessee

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-05-22 Singer-songwriter and guitarist Alanis Morissette (38) weds rapper Mario Treadway (32) in Los Angeles

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette
  • 2010-07-16 Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen (52) weds costume designer Helen L. Simmons (42) at Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach Resort in Florida

HeartWedding of Interest

2011-07-01 English model Kate Moss (37) weds English guitarist Jamie Hince (42) at St. Peter's Church, Southrop in Gloucestershire

Supermodel Kate Moss
Supermodel
Kate Moss
  • 2012-04-03 Paramore guitar player Josh Farro (22) weds Jenna Rice in Tennessee
  • 2012-05-12 McFly guitarist Tom Fletcher (27) weds actress Giovanna Falcone (27) at One Marylebone in London
  • 2012-12-21 "Rolling Stones" guitarist Ronnie Wood (65) weds theater producer Sally Humphreys (34) at Dorchester Hotel in London
  • 2014-10-18 "The Vampire Diaries" actress Candice Accola (27) weds "The Fray" guitarist Joe King (34) in New Orleans, Louisiana

HeartWedding of Interest

2015-01-05 Actress Cameron Diaz (42) weds Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden (35) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Cameron Diaz
Actress
Cameron Diaz
  • 2016-02-20 Paramore's lead vocalist Hayley Williams (27) weds New Found Glory's lead guitarist Chad Gilbert in Franklin, Tennessee

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-12-20 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (47) divorces guitarist Eddie Van Halen (52) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2010-11-16 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (25) divorces "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (29) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 198

  • 1933-03-04 Willie Walker, US jazz singer/guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1938-08-16 Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • 1945-09-18 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist (b. 1897)
  • 1958-08-15 William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65
  • 1959-02-07 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], American blues guitarist (The Things That I Used to Do) dies at 32
  • 1959-08-15 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (b. 1901)
  • 1963-05-24 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
  • 1964-11-03 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (b. 1905)
  • 1966-07-18 Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist (I Fought the Law), found dead at 23
  • 1966-11-02 Mississippi John Hurt, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 73
  • 1967-04-29 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, dies at 38
  • 1967-10-03 Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, US folk singer/guitarist, dies at 55
  • 1968-06-15 Wes Montgomery, jazz guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 48
  • 1968-08-05 Luther Perkins American guitarist
  • 1969-05-30 John Cipollini, guitarist, dies of ephysema at 45
  • 1969-07-03 Brian Jones, guitarist (Rolling Stones), drowns to death at 25
  • 1969-12-01 Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937)
  • 1970-09-03 Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970-09-18 Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1971-10-29 Duane Allman, rock guitarist, dies in a motorcycle accident at 24
  • 1973-07-14 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds), killed by a drunk driver at 29
  • 1973-08-04 Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68
  • 1974-03-28 Arthur Crudup, American blues singer and guitarist, dies of heart attack at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975-03-16 T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • 1975-12-17 [Theodore Roosevelt] Hound Dog Taylor, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, dies of lung cancer at 60
  • 1976-01-10 Howlin' Wolf, singer/guitarist, dies following brain surgery at 65
  • 1976-03-19 Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), dies of heart failure at 25
  • 1976-12-04 Tommy Bolin, rock guitarist (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose
  • 1977-02-26 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, American blues guitarist, dies at 70
  • 1977-06-22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (b. 1952)
  • 1977-09-16 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
  • 1977-10-20 Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28
  • 1978-01-23 Terry Kath, rock guitarist (Chicago), accidentally shot in head at 31
  • 1978-12-27 Chris Bell, rock guitarist (Big Star), dies at 27 in car crash
  • 1979-01-09 Sara Carter, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family), dies at 80
  • 1979-09-27 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
  • 1982-02-26 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • 1982-03-19 Randy Rhoads, heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), dies in an air crash at 25
  • 1982-06-16 James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist (Pretenders), overdoses on drugs

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1983-04-30 Muddy Waters, US blues singer/guitarist (Mad Love), dies at 70

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • 1984-07-21 Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe), dies at 34
  • 1984-09-20 Steve Goodman, folk singer/guitarist, dies at 36
  • 1985-10-12 Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52's), dies of AIDS at 32
  • 1985-12-22 D. Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) (b. 1958)
  • 1986-06-27 Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65
  • 1987-02-14 Bola Sete, guitarist, dies at 63
  • 1987-03-20 Norman Harris, guitarist (O'Jays), dies at 39 of heart failure
  • 1987-06-02 Andres Segovia, Spanish composer/guitarist, dies at 94
  • 1987-09-21 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz guitarist (Weather Report), dies at 35
  • 1988-06-22 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, dies of a drug overdose at 43
  • 1988-07-29 Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, dies at 55
  • 1988-08-14 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, dies at 48
  • 1988-12-06 Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1989-03-04 Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (b. 1916)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • 1990-01-23 Allen Collins, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of pneumonia at 37

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1990-08-27 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 1991-01-08 Steve Clark, guitarist (Def Leppard-Hysteria), dies at 30
  • 1991-04-20 Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a fire at 44
  • 1991-06-23 Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • 1992-03-04 Mary Osborne, jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer
  • 1992-04-20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1992-05-23 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer/composer/poet/guitarist, dies
  • 1992-05-29 Peter John "Ollie" Halsall, guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • 1992-06-27 Stefanie Ann Sargent, guitarist (7 Year Bitch), dies of overdose at 24
  • 1992-07-15 Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
  • 1992-12-21 Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71
  • 1992-12-23 Eddie Hazel, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), dies at 42
  • 1993-03-03 Carlos Montoya, flamenco guitarist, dies at 89
  • 1993-04-29 Mick Ronson, English guitarist/producer (Mott the Hoople), dies at 46
  • 1993-11-24 Albert Collins, blues guitarist (Don't Lose Your Cool), dies at 61
  • 1993-12-05 Douglas Hopkins, guitarist (Gin Blossoms), dies of gun shot at 32
  • 1994-01-05 Victor van Os, Dutch jazz guitarist, dies at 39
  • 1994-01-09 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
  • 1994-02-02 John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
  • 1994-02-05 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
  • 1994-02-14 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
  • 1994-03-13 Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
  • 1994-04-05 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94
  • 1994-04-07 Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer/guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • 1994-04-19 Larry Davis, blues Singer/Guitarist, dies at 57
  • 1994-05-06 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59
  • 1994-05-11 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 68
  • 1994-05-23 Joe Pass, US jazz guitarist (The Trio), dies at 65
  • 1994-05-25 Eric Gale, guitarist, dies at 55
  • 1994-05-26 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
  • 1994-06-04 Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), dies at 48
  • 1994-08-28 Pieter de Cort, Belgian rock guitarist (Betty Goes Green), dies at 25
  • 1994-09-04 Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player, dies at 64
  • 1994-10-01 Scott Dunbar, bluse vocalist/guitarist, dies at 90
  • 1994-10-04 Danny Gatton, US guitarist, commits suicide at 48
  • 1994-10-27 Robert White, guitarist, dies at 57
  • 1994-11-04 Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist, dies at 46
  • 1995-02-03 Turner Fodrell, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • 1995-02-18 Bob Stinson, American guitarist (b.1959)
  • 1995-02-28 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
  • 1995-03-24 Joey Long, blues/cajun guitarist, dies at 62
  • 1995-04-23 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • 1995-05-10 Jimmy Raney, jazz guitarist, dies at 67
  • 1995-06-13 David Parry, guitarist, dies 53
  • 1995-06-14 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47