Singers in History

Events in Music

  • 1516-04-06 A Willaert installed as singer of cardinal Ippolito I d'Este
  • 1851-08-12 American inventor Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine
  • 1855-10-09 Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
  • 1868-06-21 Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg" premieres in Munich
  • 1871-10-06 Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
  • 1922-09-20 Franco Ventriglia, Fairfield, Connecticut, opera singer, (d. 2012)
  • 1927-10-06 "Jazz Singer," 1st movie with a sound track, premieres (NYC)
  • 1931-05-01 Singer Kate Smith begins her long-running radio program on CBS
  • 1941-05-21 Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp

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1943-02-06 Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1944-05-09 Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana
  • 1953-08-02 Betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash
  • 1953-10-19 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey
  • 1954-12-25 Rhythm and blues singer Johnny Ace, accidentally shoots himself in the head at the City Auditorium in Houston, Texas
  • 1955-01-07 Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC)
  • 1956-04-11 Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater in racial incident
  • 1957-12-29 Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
  • 1960-10-27 Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"
  • 1963-06-15 "Sukiyaki" sung by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto, hits #1
  • 1964-12-18 During funeral service held for soul singer Sam Cooke, fans cause damage to funeral home

Music releaseMusic Recording

1970-03-10 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

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1970-06-12 Rocker and blues singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1975-10-27 Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen
  • 1976-11-26 German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
  • 1976-12-22 German DR banishes singer Nina Hagen
  • 1978-10-05 Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • 1979-08-20 Singer Vikki Carr & Michael Nilsson wed
  • 1982-03-18 Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
  • 1984-09-04 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years
  • 1984-09-12 Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
  • 1989-06-14 Singer-songwriter Carol King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

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1990-03-20 Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident

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1990-10-17 Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music

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1991-02-27 Singer James Brown is released from prison

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

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1991-08-02 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • 1991-11-02 Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
  • 1992-04-29 Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

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1992-05-05 Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1992-05-20 Rap singer raps 597 syllables in under 60 seconds
  • 1992-07-09 Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 1993-01-21 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
  • 1993-03-08 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
  • 1993-05-24 Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
  • 1993-11-18 Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
  • 1994-03-05 Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop
  • 1994-04-07 Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion

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1994-05-04 Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • 1994-05-24 Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash
  • 1994-09-12 Country singer George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery
  • 1995-03-20 Beatles song, "Baby It's You", with late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, 1st Fab Four single in more than 30 years
  • 1995-09-28 Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle
  • 1996-04-07 Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore
  • 1996-09-08 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
  • 1997-02-27 Singer Sade (Helen Folasade) arrested in Jamaica for disobeying a police officer
  • 1997-06-25 Jamaica issues a warrant for singer Sade, who fails to report to court on charges of failure to obey a cop who signaled her to stop
  • 1998-01-29 Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999-06-01 British singer Dido's debut album, "No Angel", is released in the United States

Singer Dido
Singer
Dido

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2002-06-04 Canadian singer Avril Lavigne releases debut album, "Let Go"

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • 2003-09-27 Actress Halle Berry announces her separation from second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet

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2003-11-17 Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

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2005-06-13 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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2010-05-01 Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams

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2011-09-20 "Call Me Maybe", single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released

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2012-02-06 Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot

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2013-07-17 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono

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2015-10-08 Actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 3,822

  • 1563-01-30 Franciscus Gomarus, [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist/opera singer
  • 1605-10-16 Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer
  • 1616-05-19 Johann Jakob Froberger, German singer/organist/composer
  • 1703-04-16 Caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke
  • 1808-03-24 Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
  • 1810-07-18 Peter Singer, composer
  • 1811-10-27 Isaac Merrit Singer, Pittstown New York, inventor (1st practical home sewing machine)
  • 1819-06-03 Thomas Ball, US, sculptor/painter/singer
  • 1834-02-06 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (d. 1889)
  • 1837-01-23 Amanda Berry Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist
  • 1840-08-28 Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns)
  • 1848-11-24 Lilli Lehmann, opera singer
  • 1853-12-22 Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor
  • 1854-02-20 Louis F M van Westerhoven, actor/singer/opera director (Youth)
  • 1856-01-12 John Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters)
  • 1856-03-09 Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (d. 1928)
  • 1861-05-19 Dame Nellie Melba, Australian opera singer (d. 1931)
  • 1861-12-04 Lillian Russell, [Helen Leonard], US, singer/actress (Great Mogul)
  • 1862-06-27 May Irwin, US comedienne/singer (Hot Time in the Old Town)
  • 1864-02-07 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet)
  • 1865-01-03 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (d. 1936)
  • 1867-01-20 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (d. 1944)
  • 1867-03-27 Edyth Walker, US singer
  • 1867-08-11 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields)
  • 1868-04-02 Eduard Jacobs, singer/pianist (Dutch cabaret)
  • 1868-07-05 William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum, Laren)
  • 1868-11-04 Carolina Otero, a.k.a La Belle Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan (d. 1965)
  • 1868-12-25 Eugenie Besserer, Watertown NY, actress (Jazz Singer)
  • 1869-09-10 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], composer and singer, born in California (d. 1937)
  • 1869-10-23 Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch singer
  • 1870-08-04 Harry Lauder, Scotland, comedian/singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin)
  • 1872-03-08 Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (d. 1918)
  • 1872-03-19 Anna Held, Polish actress and singer (d. 1918)
  • 1872-04-04 Pauline de Haan-Manifarges, Dutch singer
  • 1877-05-25 Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale)
  • 1880-02-14 Aida Overton Walker, US dancer/singer (In Dahomey, Salome)
  • 1880-10-03 Warner Oland, Umea Sweden, actor (Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan)
  • 1881-05-13 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer
  • 1881-09-27 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, Dutch revue-artist/singer/actress
  • 1882-02-28 Geraldine Farrar, US soprano/actress (Story of American Singer)
  • 1883-05-26 Mamie Smith, American singer (d. 1946)
  • 1884-01-13 Sophie Tucker, [Kalish], Russia, singer/last of red hot mammas
  • 1884-06-14 John McCormack, Irish/US singer (Irish folksongs)
  • 1884-08-02 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer
  • 1885-10-22 Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
  • 1886-04-17 Otto Lederer, Czechoslovakia, actor (Jazz Singer)
  • 1886-04-26 Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues" American singer (d. 1939)
  • 1886-05-26 Al Jolson, [Asa Yoelson], jazz singer/silent actor (Mamie, Swanee)
  • 1887-10-06 Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Austria, singer (Vienna Opera)
  • 1888-09-12 Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer, "thank heaven for little girls" (Gigi), born in Paris

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1890-12-11 Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango (d. 1935)

  • 1891-01-05 Johan Boskamp, Dutch actor/singer (Potasch & Perlemoer) [or 1893]
  • 1892-05-08 Ezio Pinza, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1892-05-31 Willem Ravelli, baritone singer
  • 1893-06-14 Siggie Nordstrom, Swedish singer (The Nordstrom Sisters) (d. 1980)
  • 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

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1893-08-17 Mae West, American actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1893-09-24 Blind Lemon Jefferson, Coutchman, Texas, blues singer and guitarist, (d. 1929)
  • 1894-11-29 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)
  • 1895-01-13 Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
  • 1895-01-20 Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah)
  • 1895-03-05 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • 1895-04-01 Alberta Hunter, blues singer/composer (Downhearted Blues)
  • 1895-06-14 Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", Hannibal Missouri, singer (54th Street Revue, When You Wish Upon a Star)
  • 1895-07-25 Yvonne Printemps, Ermont France, singer/actress (Le Duel)
  • 1895-10-27 John Boles, Greenville TX, singer/actor (Babes in Baghdad)
  • 1895-11-08 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer
  • 1895-12-09 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (d. 1936)
  • 1896-08-02 Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer (d. 1960)
  • 1896-10-31 Ethel Waters, Chester Pa, actress (Beulah)/singer (Stormy Weather)
  • 1896-11-23 Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer/actress (Roman scandals)
  • 1897-01-22 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist

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1897-09-08 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1898-01-07 Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • 1898-04-09 Julius Patzak, Austrian tenor singer
  • 1898-04-09 Paul Robeson, singer (Old Man River)/actor/footballer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1898-04-12 Lily Pons, Draguignan France, opera singer/actress (That Girl From Paris) (d. 1976)
  • 1898-04-15 Nini de Boel, Flemish operette singer (White Horse)
  • 1898-10-18 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, From Russia with Love)
  • 1899-03-23 Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
  • 1899-06-25 Arthur Tracy, Kamenets-Podolsky Russia, street singer (Vincent Lopez Show, Limelight)
  • 1899-07-01 Cavan O'Connor, singer
  • 1899-09-11 Jimmie Davis, Quitman, Louisiana, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine)
  • 1899-12-05 Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, born in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi (d. 1965) (year of birth disputed)
  • 1900-03-01 Donald Keith Falkner, singer
  • 1900-05-02 Helen Morgan, singer/actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny)
  • 1900-07-10 Elsie Evelyn Laye, English singer/actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow)
  • 1900-08-02 Helen Morgan [Riggins], Danville, Illinois, American singer/actress (Applause, Show Boat)
  • 1900-08-23 Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer/songwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1901-05-05 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1901-06-22 Jack Whiting, actor/singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1901-07-28 Rudy Vallee, Vt, singer (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time)

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1901-08-04 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1901-11-14 Morton Downey, Wallingford Ct, singer (Star of the Family)

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1901-12-27 Marlene Dietrich [Maria Losch], singer/actress (Blue Angel), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1992)

Singer/Actress Marlene Dietrich
Singer/Actress
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1902-07-18 Chill Wills, singer and actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders), born in Seagoville Texas (d. 1978)
  • 1902-08-03 Judson Laire, actor/singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902-09-11 Alice Tully, Corning, NY, singer/patroness (Carnegie Hall)
  • 1902-12-31 Lionel Daunais, Quebec singer and composer (d. 1982)

Weddings in Music

Weddings 1 - 100 of 362

  • 1822-03-16 Opera Composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioacchino Rossini marries 1st wife Opera Singer Isabella Colbran in Bologna

HeartWedding of Interest

1889-09-06 Explorer Fridtjof Nansen (27) weds mezzosoprano singer Eva Nansen (30)

Arctic explorer/Nobel Laureate Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic explorer/Nobel Laureate
Fridtjof Nansen
  • 1904-02-02 US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey

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1917-05-01 Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers

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1923-05-17 Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

Singer/Actress Marlene Dietrich
Singer/Actress
Marlene Dietrich

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1924-01-11 Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse

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1926-03-13 Country singer Maybelle Carter (17) weds Ezra Carter

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter

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1930-09-29 Singer and actor Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

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1933-07-18 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

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1935-08-19 French singer Edith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1936-06-14 Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico

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1939-02-04 Singer Frank Sinatra (23) marries 1st wife Nancy Barbato

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1943-12-05 Singer and actress Dinah Shore (27) weds actor George Montgomery (27)

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1943-12-24 Actor and comedian Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)

Actor & Comedian Carl Reiner
Actor & Comedian
Carl Reiner

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1944-10-03 Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

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1946-08-10 Playwright Moss Hart (41) weds singer and actress Kitty Carlisle (35)

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart

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1948-03-28 Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • 1948-05-15 Dancer and actress Cyd Charisse (26) weds singer Tony Martin (34)

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1949-06-30 Filmmaker Billy Wilder (43) weds former singer Audrey Young

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder

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1951-04-03 Actress and singer Doris Day (29) marries producer Martin Melcher (35) in Burbank

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

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1952-07-09 Country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl Smith (25)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

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1952-08-31 Soprano singer Leontyne Mary Violet Price (25) weds concert bass-baritone singer William Warfield (32)

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • 1952-10-18 Latin actress Maria Felix (38) weds actor and singer Jorge Negreta (40) in Mexico

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1953-06-18 Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

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1953-06-19 Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 1953-07-06 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City
  • 1953-09-24 Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas
  • 1955-09-18 Actress-singer Debbie Reynolds (23) weds singer Eddie Fisher (27)

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1956-05-22 Actress Anita Ekberg (24) weds actor and singer Anthony Steel (36) in Florence, Italy

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
  • 1956-08-05 Actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor Jack Cassidy (29)

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1956-12-28 Singer Patti Page (29) weds choreographer Charles O'Curran in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 1957-11-11 Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix
  • 1957-12-29 "Steve and Eydie" singer duo Steve Lawrence (22) weds Eydie Gorme (29) at the home of Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas

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1958-08-15 Singer Buddy Holly weds receptionist Maria Santiago

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1960-01-31 Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress/singer Phyllis Newman in NYC
  • 1960-06-06 Singer-actress Eartha Kitt (33) weds Bill McDonald

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1962-06-20 Singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith

Singer Jane Froman
Singer
Jane Froman

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1962-11-18 Singer Barry White (18) weds childhood sweetheart Betty Smith

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White

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1962-11-26 Singer Tina Turner (23) weds Ike Turner (31) in Tijuana, Mexico

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner

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1962-12-18 Pop singer Little Eva (19) weds James Harris

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva

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1963-01-12 Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson

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1963-03-21 Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliott Gould (24)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

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1963-10-15 Folk singer Mary Travers (26) weds photographer Barry Feinstein

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers

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1963-11-12 Singer and actor Robert Goulet (30) weds actress Carol Lawrence (31)

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1964-06-27 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California

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1964-07-02 Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson

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1964-10-27 Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

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1965-06-18 Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon

Singer/Dancer/Actress Rita Moreno
Singer/Dancer/Actress
Rita Moreno

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1965-06-28 Country singer Merle Haggard (28) weds singer Bonnie Owens (35)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1965-10-16 Singer Leslie Uggams marries Grahame Pratt in NYC

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1966-05-30 Country singer Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton

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1966-06-14 Musician Louis Jordan (58) weds singer and dancer Martha Weaver

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan

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1966-08-07 Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo

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1967-06-06 Country singer John Denver (23) weds psychotherapist Annie Martell at the Christ Chapel in St. Peter, Minnesota

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

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1968-03-01 Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

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

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

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1968-10-31 Singer Davy Jones (22) weds actress Linda Haines

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones

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1968-11-09 Former "Led Zepellin" lead singer Robert Plant (19) weds Maureen Wilson

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

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

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1969-12-17 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show
  • 1970-03-20 Singer David Bowie (23) weds model Angie Bowie (20) at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, London

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1970-06-21 "The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) weds author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1970-09-01 "The Bee Gees" singer Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray

HeartWedding of Interest

1970-09-14 Singer Stevie Wonder (20) marries Rita Wright [Syreeta] (24)

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1970-10-02 Scottish singer Donovan (24) weds Linda Lawrence at Windsor Registry Office
  • 1970-10-22 Singer James Brown (37) weds Deidre Jenkins in Barnwell, South Carolina
  • 1970-10-31 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) weds singer Michelle Phillips (26) in Mexico

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1971-07-06 ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow singer Agnetha Faltskog (21)

  • 1971-07-19 "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds model Heather Taylor

HeartWedding of Interest

1971-08-05 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 1973-09-17 "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds Mary Carlson
  • 1974-07-04 Singer Barry White (29) weds R&B singer Glodean James at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1974-07-16 "The Osmonds" singer Alan Osmond (25) weds Suzanne Pinegar at LDS Temple in Provo, Utah

HeartWedding of Interest

1974-09-14 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (41) weds actress Peggy Lipton (28) in Los Angeles, California

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1976-06-21 Country singer Reba McEntire (21) weds national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles

HeartWedding of Interest

1976-07-11 Singer Andy Gibb (18) weds Kim Reeder in Australia

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb

HeartWedding of Interest

1978-02-14 Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 1978-05-08 Singer Donny Osmond (20) weds Debra Glenn (19) at Salt Lake Temple in Utah
  • 1978-07-06 Country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida

HeartWedding of Interest

1978-08-02 Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young (32) weds Pegi Morton

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

1979-04-06 Singer Rod Stewart & model Alana Collins wed

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

HeartWedding of Interest

1979-04-07 Country singer Rosanne Cash (23) weds singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell (28)

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • 1979-07-08 Singer Marianne Faithfull (32) weds Ben Briefly
  • 1979-08-18 Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter
  • 1980-07-16 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (31) weds award winning arranger Bruce Sudano (31) in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1980-10-31 Baptist minister Al Sharpton (26) weds back up singer Kathy Jordan

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton

HeartWedding of Interest

1982-07-04 Ex Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds TV host Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne

HeartWedding of Interest

1982-08-21 U2 lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Ali Hewson (21)

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono

HeartWedding of Interest

1982-11-21 Singer Joni Mitchell (39) weds bassist Larry Klein in Malibu, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1983-06-17 Singer and actor Glenn Frey (34) weds Janie Beggs

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey

HeartWedding of Interest

1984-02-14 Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1943-07-07 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1951-10-29 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and 1st wife Nancy (Barbato) divorce due to infidelity after 12 years of marriage

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1957-07-05 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage
  • 1964-07-28 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage
  • 1968-08-16 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and 3rd wife actress Mia Farrow divorce after 2 years of marriage
  • 1970-11-08 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only 8 days after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1974-09-13 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (28) divorces actress Ulla Andersson (41) after 5 years of marriage

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1976-11-24 Singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 1980-02-08 Model Angie Bowie (30) divorces singer David Bowie (33) after 9 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1981-01-10 Singer James Brown (47) divorces Deidre Jenkins after 10 years of marriage

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1985-01-07 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1989-06-15 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) divorces vocalist James Moreland only 4 months after getting married

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1990-01-03 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (41) divorces singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (29) after almost 7 years of marriage

  • 1990-04-01 Guns & Roses' Duff divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1992-04-12 Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Musician
Lenny Kravitz

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1999-02-14 Singer Prince (Rogers Nelson) (40) divorces belly dancer Mayte Garcia (25) after 2 years of marriage

  • 2000-09-22 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage
  • 2004-04-27 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated
  • 2004-06-08 "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage
  • 2004-11-19 Singer Jermaine Jackson (49) divorces Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (35) after 9 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2005-12-16 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (31) due to irreconcilable differences

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson
  • 2006-06-30 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces 98 Degrees boy band singer Nick Lachey (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2006-07-26 Former Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff (54) divorces actress and singer Pamela Bach (42) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 years of marriage

  • 2006-11-27 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-04-24 Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2008-12-15 Pop singer Madonna (50) divorces film director Guy Ritchie (40) due to unreasonable behavior after almost 8 years of marriage

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2009-08-28 Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage

  • 2009-09-08 90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (36) divorces glamour model Katie Price (31) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2009-11-04 R&B singer Usher (30) divorces hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (38) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 2 years

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2010-05-29 Five-time Grammy Award singer Shania Twain (42) divorces music producer Robert John Lange (59) after 14 years of marriage

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • 2010-06-19 Backup dancer Dean Sheremet (29) divorces Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes (27) after nearly eight years of marriage
  • 2010-09-03 Pop singer Cheryl Cole (27) divorces England soccer player Ashley Cole (29) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 and a half years of marriage
  • 2010-10-29 Country singer Randy Travis (51) divorces manager Lib Hatcher due to state of incompatibility exists between the two parties after 19 long years of marriage. One of country music's longest-lasting couples

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
  • 2010-12-08 "Heart" rock singer Nancy Wilson (56) divorces "Almost Famous" and "Elizabethtown" director Cameron Crowe (53) due to irreconcilable differences after 24 years of marriage
  • 2010-12-28 Film and record company executive Justin Siegel (23) divorces actress-singer Emmy Rossum due to irreconcilable differences after a year-and-a-half of marriage
  • 2011-02-08 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (26) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (31) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011-04-15 Grammy-winning pop singer Christina Aguilera (29) divorces music executive Jordan Bratman (33) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

  • 2011-08-12 Rock singer John Mellencamp (59) divorces model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp (41) after 18 years of marriage
  • 2011-11-22 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011-12-27 "New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel (31) divorces "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (35) due to irreconcilable differences

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2012-04-06 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) divorces British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) due to irreconcilable differences after almost seven years of marriage

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum
Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal
  • 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 1,144

  • 1497-02-06 John Ockeghem, Flemish singer/composer, dies at 79
  • 1562-12-17 Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82
  • 1598-05-03 Anna Guarini, Italian singer (b. 1563)
  • 1611-08-27 Tomés L de Victoria, Spanish composer/singer/organist, dies
  • 1652-02-17 Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
  • 1667-05-07 Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist/singer/composer, dies at 50
  • 1782-07-15 Farinelli, Italian singer, dies at 77
  • 1784-06-29 Caesar Rodney, US judge/singer (Declar of Independence), dies at 55
  • 1856-02-17 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, dies at 81
  • 1858-01-03 Rachel, [Elisabeth Rachel-Félix], Fr singer/actress (Muse), dies at 36
  • 1875-07-23 Isaac Merritt Singer, inventor (sewing machine), dies at 63
  • 1882-01-25 Peter Singer, composer, dies at 71
  • 1889-01-14 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (b. 1834)
  • 1900-04-20 Mebel Mercer, popular British singer, dies
  • 1908-08-13 Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67
  • 1911-12-11 Thomas Ball, US sculptor/painter/singer, dies at 92
  • 1918-08-12 Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (b. 1872)
  • 1921-08-02 Enrico Caruso, Italian opera singer, dies at 48
  • 1925-04-15 John Singer Sargent, US portrait painter, dies at 69
  • 1927-11-01 Florence Mills, dancer/singer, dies in NYC at 32
  • 1928-02-16 Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (b. 1856)
  • 1929-02-12 Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
  • 1932-11-27 Evelyn Preer, American actress and singer (b. 1896)
  • 1933-03-04 Willie Walker, US jazz singer/guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1933-05-26 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, dies of a pulmonary hemorrhage at 35

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1933-06-24 Sissieretta Joyner Jones, "Black Patti", US singer, dies at about 64
  • 1933-08-03 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), dies at 69
  • 1934-09-02 Ruggiero de Rudolpho "Russ" Columbo, US singer/violist, dies at 26
  • 1935-04-29 Leroy Carr, American blues singer-songwriter, dies at 30

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1935-06-24 Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, dies in a plane crash at 44

  • 1936-01-23 Dame Clara Butt, alto singer (Country of Hope & Glory), dies at 62
  • 1936-03-30 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (b. 1895)
  • 1937-09-23 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, dies at 68
  • 1937-09-26 Bessie Smith, singer, dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43
  • 1938-08-06 Warner Oland, actor (Werewolf of London, Jazz Singer), dies at 57

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
  • 1939-12-22 Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53
  • 1940-08-31 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58
  • 1941-02-20 La Bolduc, French Canadian singer and songwriter (b. 1894)
  • 1941-10-09 Helen Morgan, American singer/actress, dies of liver ailment at 41
  • 1942-05-10 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
  • 1942-09-15 Jack Singer, US war reporter (Wasp), dies
  • 1943-02-14 Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
  • 1943-06-04 Jean du Bela, singer/actor (Sobibor), dies at 39
  • 1943-12-25 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer, dies at 62
  • 1943-12-29 William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum), dies at 75
  • 1944-02-04 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1867)
  • 1944-04-05 Willy Derby, [Dieben], singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies
  • 1944-06-25 Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer (b. 1906)
  • 1945-03-03 Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
  • 1945-09-16 John McCormack, Irish singer (Irish national anthem/folk songs), dies
  • 1945-09-18 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist (b. 1897)
  • 1946-01-05 Kitty Cheatham, American singer (b. 1864)
  • 1947-01-11 Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879)
  • 1948-02-07 "Red" McKenzie, blues-jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949-12-06 Lead Belly, [Huddie William Ledbetter], blues singer, dies at 64

Blues Musician Lead Belly
Blues Musician
Lead Belly
  • 1950-02-19 Edyth Walker, US singer, dies at 82
  • 1950-02-26 Harry Lauder (Maclennan), Scottish comic/singer, dies at about 75
  • 1950-10-23 Al Jolson, [Asa Yoelson], singer/actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 64
  • 1951-12-12 Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)
  • 1952-04-23 Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953-01-01 Hank Williams, country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1953-10-08 Kathleen Ferrier, English alto singer, dies at 41
  • 1953-12-05 Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1911)
  • 1954-05-02 Pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, dies at 82
  • 1954-08-17 Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77
  • 1954-09-10 Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies
  • 1954-12-25 Johnny Ace, American rhythm and blues singer, accidentally shoots himself in the head at 25
  • 1955-08-05 Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42
  • 1956-01-05 Mistinguett, French singer (b. 1875)
  • 1956-11-07 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/singer, dies at 40
  • 1957-02-23 Marika Ninou, Greek singer (b. 1918)
  • 1957-04-15 Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (b. 1917)
  • 1957-05-21 Aleksandr Vertinsky, Russian singer (b. 1889)
  • 1957-07-20 Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), dies at 46
  • 1958-08-15 William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1959-07-17 Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies at Metropolitan Hospital in New York of cirrhosis of the liver at 44

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1959-08-15 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (b. 1901)
  • 1959-10-07 Mario Lanza, opera singer, dies at 38 of a heart attack
  • 1960-02-03 Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (b. 1921)
  • 1960-11-05 Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • 1961-01-11 Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
  • 1961-03-06 George Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
  • 1961-04-29 Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)
  • 1961-05-19 Joe Howard, singer (Gay Nineties Revue), dies at 94
  • 1961-09-02 Greet Koeman, Dutch singer, dies at 54
  • 1961-12-16 Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano singer/primadonna, dies at 93
  • 1962-10-08 Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer
  • 1962-12-13 Harry Barris, American popular singer (b. 1905)
  • 1963-03-05 Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies at 41

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1963-03-05 Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1963-03-05 Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 1963-06-22 Maria Tănase, Romanian singer of traditional and popular music (b. 1913)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1963-10-11 Edith Piaf, French singer (No, I don't regret anything), dies at 47

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1963-12-14 Dinah Washington, singer, dies of sleeping pill overdose at 39
  • 1964-01-15 Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
  • 1964-02-09 Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 55
  • 1964-07-31 Jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39
  • 1964-08-31 Carole Coleman, singer (Make Mine Music), dies at 42
  • 1964-11-03 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (b. 1905)