Organists in History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 135 of 135

  • 1912-08-10 Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/composer/conductor
  • 1913-10-16 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist
  • 1914-10-02 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1916-02-23 Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
  • 1916-05-09 Bernard William George Rose, composer/organist
  • 1916-05-09 Douglas Guest, organist
  • 1917-05-16 Geraint Jones, conductor/organist
  • 1917-10-02 Francis Jackson, organist & master of Music/York minister
  • 1919-01-01 Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist/pianist/orchestra leader (Devil's Wheel)
  • 1919-06-13 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, born in Copenhagen (d. 2001)
  • 1920-04-30 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist/composer
  • 1920-11-23 Herman Nieland, Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
  • 1922-06-12 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist (d. 2001)
  • 1924-02-09 George Guest, British organist
  • 1925-12-08 James E "Jimmy" Smith, US jazz/organist (Walk on the Wild Side)
  • 1926-01-21 Brian Brockless, English organist (d. 1995)
  • 1926-08-10 Marie-Claire Alain, French organist/composer
  • 1926-09-14 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1928-05-30 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch Harpsichordist, organist and conductor
  • 1930-02-11 C H Dearnley, organist
  • 1931-01-24 Ib Norholm, Danish composer and organist, born in Søborg, Gladsaxe
  • 1934-03-14 Shirley Scott, swing/blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine)
  • 1934-05-24 Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist
  • 1936-04-03 Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist
  • 1941-01-17 Dame Gillian Weir, New Zealand organist
  • 1941-05-12 Anthony Newman, harpsichordist/organist (Bhajeb), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-10-25 Roy Lynes, England, rock organist (Status Quo)
  • 1944-11-12 Booker T Jones, organist [or Dec 11]
  • 1944-12-07 Daniel Chorzempa, American organist
  • 1944-12-11 Booker T Jones, US organist (Booker T & MGs-Green Onions) [or Nov 12]
  • 1945-04-20 Jimmy Winston, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park), born in London, England
  • 1947-03-11 Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)
  • 1948-02-07 Jimmy Greenspoon, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971-08-21 Matthew Noonan, American Concert Organist
  • 1980-01-13 Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist

Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 118 of 118

  • 1987-03-13 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1988-04-07 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist, dies at 74
  • 1988-11-11 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist (b. 1900)
  • 1990-07-16 Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (b. 1908)
  • 1992-05-30 Leen 't Hart, organist/composer, dies at 72
  • 1993-02-25 Jan D Boeke, Dutch organist/conductor, dies
  • 1993-09-12 Herman Nieland, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 82
  • 1994-06-26 Thomas henry Wait Armstrong, organist, dies at 96
  • 1995-03-07 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer teacher organist, dies at 69
  • 1995-08-11 Herbert Whitton John Sumsion, organist/composer, dies at 96
  • 1995-12-18 Brian Brockless, English organist (b. 1926)
  • 1996-11-21 Bernard William George Rose, organist, dies at 80
  • 1998-03-17 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, dies at 83
  • 2001-06-15 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, dies at 83
  • 2010-07-14 Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)
  • 2010-12-19 Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • 2012-01-16 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor, dies at 87
  • 2014-06-09 Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, dies at 84