Singers in History (Part 10)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 3,847

  • 1938-04-05 Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer
  • 1938-04-20 Johnny Tillotson, singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1938-04-26 Duane Eddy, Phoenix, Az, country singer (Peter Gunn, Cannonball)
  • 1938-05-04 Tyrone Davis, US R&B singer (Are you serious)
  • 1938-05-05 Johnnie Taylor, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), (d. 2000)
  • 1938-05-17 Pervis Jackson, American R&B singer (Spinners), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2008)
  • 1938-05-20 Marinella, Greek singer and actress
  • 1938-06-13 Gwynne Howell, British opera singer
  • 1938-06-29 Billy Storm, singer (Valiants-This is the Night)
  • 1938-06-30 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (d. 1999)
  • 1938-07-04 Bill Withers, Slab Fork WV, rhythm & blues singer (Lean on Me)
  • 1938-07-11 Terry Garthwaite, US guitarist/singer (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1938-07-26 Bobby Hebb, Nashville Tn, country singer/songwriter (Sunny)
  • 1938-07-26 Darlene Love, American singer
  • 1938-07-27 Isabelle Aubret, French singer
  • 1938-08-08 Connie Stevens, Bkln, singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach)

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1938-08-21 Kenny Rogers, singer (Through the Years), born in Houston, Texas

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 1938-08-23 Ronny Cox, actor/singer (Robocop, Dr John Gideon-St Elsewhere)
  • 1938-09-12 Judy Clay [Guions], soul and gospel singer, born in St Paul, North Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1938-09-28 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1938-10-03 Tereza Kesovija, Croatian singer
  • 1938-10-15 Fela Ransome/Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian singer/saxophonist (d. 1997)
  • 1938-10-15 Marvin E "Marv" Johnson, US gospel/R&B singer (Move 2 mountains)
  • 1938-10-16 Nico (born Christa Päffgen; singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress) (d. 1988)
  • 1938-11-02 Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1938-11-04 Harry Elston, R&B singer (Friends of Distinction ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1938-11-05 Joe Dassin, French-speaking American singer (d. 1980)
  • 1938-11-06 Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)
  • 1938-11-07 Dee Clark, Arkansas, singer (Hambone, Nobody But You)
  • 1938-11-11 Narvel Felts, country singer
  • 1938-11-16 Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)

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1938-11-17 Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger (Sundown), born in Orillia, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • 1938-12-11 Enrico Macias, Algerian-born French singer
  • 1938-12-12 Connie Francis, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939-01-10 Scott McKenzie, American singer ('San Francisco;), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-01-24 Ray Stevens, Clarksdale Ga, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak)
  • 1939-01-31 Claude Gauthier, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1939-02-01 Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
  • 1939-02-01 Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)
  • 1939-02-09 Barry Mann, R&B singer (Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp Bomp Bomp)
  • 1939-02-17 John Leyton, British singer
  • 1939-02-28 John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)
  • 1939-03-02 Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)
  • 1939-03-07 Marion Marlowe, singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-03-13 Neil Sedaka, American singer/songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1939-04-02 Marvin Gaye (Jr), singer (Sexual Healing), born in Washington, D.C.

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • 1939-04-04 Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)
  • 1939-04-05 Crispian St. Peters, British singer
  • 1939-04-15 Marty Wilde, English singer-songwriter and father of rocker Kim Wilde, born in London, England
  • 1939-04-23 Ray Peterson, singer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1939-05-01 Judy Collins, singer (Send in the Clowns, Clouds), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1939-05-27 Don Williams, Floydada Texas, country singer (I Believe in You)
  • 1939-05-31 Charles Drain, American soul singer, born in Eupora, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1939-06-06 Gary "US" Bonds, [Anderson], Fla, singer/songwriter (New Orleans)
  • 1939-06-11 Wilma Burgess, country-pop singer
  • 1939-06-19 Al Wilson, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 1939-07-14 Karel Gott, Czech singer
  • 1939-07-16 William Bell, [Yarborough], US singer (Tryin' to Love Two)
  • 1939-08-02 Edward Pattern, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1939-08-06 William "Sonny" Sanders, US singer (Rayber Voices)
  • 1939-08-08 Philip E Baisley, Augusta Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
  • 1939-08-15 Herman van Keeken, Dutch singer (Daddy don't run so fast)
  • 1939-08-18 Johnny Preston, singer (Running Bear), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1939-08-21 Ernie Maresca, singer/songwriter (Runaround Sue, Wanderer)
  • 1939-08-21 Harold W Reid, Augusta County Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
  • 1939-08-28 Edward Patten, US soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
  • 1939-09-01 Katie Webster, [Swamp-Boogie Queen]/US R&B pianist/singer
  • 1939-09-02 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1939-09-07 [Benjamin] Latimore, US singer (Let's Straighten It Out)
  • 1939-09-17 Joseph Mosikili, South African actor/singer
  • 1939-09-17 Shelby Flint, American singer
  • 1939-09-25 Joseph "Jesse" Russell, US singer (Slip Sliding Away)
  • 1939-10-05 Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
  • 1939-10-09 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American singer, born in Lenow, Tennessee, (d. 1980)
  • 1939-10-23 Charlie Foxx, US songwriter/soul singer (Mockingbird)
  • 1939-10-30 Eddie Holland, US singer/songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here)
  • 1939-10-30 Norman West, US singer (Soul Children, Hearsay, Give 'em Love)
  • 1939-11-12 Ruby Nash Curtis [Garnett], US R&B singer (Ruby and the Romantics), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1939-11-19 Warren "Pete" Moore, US singer (Miracles-Tears of a Clown), Detroit MI
  • 1939-11-23 Betty Everett, US singer (Getting Mighty Crowded)

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1939-11-26 Tina Turner, [Anna Mae Bullock], American singer (Proud Mary), born in Nutbush, Tennessee

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • 1939-12-01 Dianne Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-12-17 Eddie Kendricks, Alabama, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations-My Girl, Boogie Down)
  • 1939-12-20 Agatha N "Kim" Weston, US gospel/singer (It Takes Two)
  • 1939-12-29 Ed Bruce, Keiser Arkansas, country singer
  • 1940-01-05 Athol Guy, Australian singer, member of The Seekers
  • 1940-01-08 Cristy Lane, US, country/gospel singer
  • 1940-01-09 Jimmy Boyd, McComb Mo, singer/actor (Howard-Bachelor Father)
  • 1940-01-09 Al Downing, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1940-01-22 Addie "Micki" Harris, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940-01-23 Johnny Russell, country singer
  • 1940-02-10 Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic
  • 1940-02-19 Smokey [William] Robinson, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter (The Miracles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1940-02-20 Barbara Laine Ellis, singer
  • 1940-02-28 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1940-02-29 Gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer
  • 1940-03-10 Dean Torrence, LA Cal, surf music singer (Jan & Dean-Little Old Lady)
  • 1940-03-11 Alberto Cortez, Argentinian singer
  • 1940-03-12 Al Jarreau, jazz singer (Moonlighting), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1940-03-12 M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 1,177

  • 2006-12-02 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (b. 1947)
  • 2006-12-08 Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)
  • 2006-12-16 Taliep Petersen, South African singer and composer (b. 1950)
  • 2006-12-24 Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)

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2006-12-25 James Brown, rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, soul and funk singer or simply The Godfather of Soul (Genius of Love, Hot Pants) dies at 73 from heart failure

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 2007-01-01 Del Reeves, American country singer (b. 1932)
  • 2007-01-11 Puchi Balseiro, Puerto Rican singer & songwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2007-01-19 Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1940)
  • 2007-01-19 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer (b. 1969)
  • 2007-01-31 Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer (b. 1950)
  • 2007-02-02 Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners) (b. 1939)
  • 2007-02-02 Eric von Schmidt, American folk/blues singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2007-02-03 Pedro Knight, Cuban-American musician, husband of legendary singer Celia Cruz (b. 1921)
  • 2007-02-04 Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)
  • 2007-02-06 Frankie Laine, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 2007-02-23 Donnie Brooks, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2007-02-25 Mark Spoelstra, American singer/songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2007-03-09 Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
  • 2007-03-11 Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
  • 2007-03-19 Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2007-04-10 Dakota Staton, American singer (b. 1930)
  • 2007-04-25 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer and songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2007-04-30 Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (b. 1983)
  • 2007-04-30 Zola Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 2007-05-18 Yoyoy Villame, Philippine novelty singer and movie actor (b. 1932)
  • 2007-05-27 Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (b. 1967)
  • 2007-06-01 Tony Thompson, Singer in R&B group Hi-Five (b. 1975)
  • 2007-06-04 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2007-06-18 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (b. 1951)
  • 2007-06-19 El Fary, Spanish singer (b. 1937)
  • 2007-06-19 Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1919)
  • 2007-06-25 Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)
  • 2007-06-26 Natasja Saad, Danish Reggae singer (b. 1974)
  • 2007-07-04 Bill Pinkney, American singer and performer (b. 1925)
  • 2007-07-18 Jerry Hadley, American opera singer, (b. 1952)
  • 2007-08-01 Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)
  • 2007-08-04 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2007-09-02 Rajae Belmlih, Morrocan singer (b. 1962 in Casablanca)
  • 2007-10-11 Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (b. 1915)
  • 2007-10-17 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (b. 1931)
  • 2007-10-19 LaLa Brown, American singer (b. 1986)
  • 2007-10-21 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts) (b. 1951)
  • 2007-10-28 Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)
  • 2007-11-06 Hank Thompson, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2007-11-16 Grethe Kausland, Norwegian actress and singer (b. 1947)
  • 2007-11-19 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot), dies of an overdose at 53
  • 2007-12-11 Christie Hennessy, Irish singer (b. 1945)
  • 2007-12-12 Ike Turner, American singer, former husband of Tina Turner (b. 1931)
  • 2007-12-16 Dan Fogelberg, American singer/songwriter (b. 1951)
  • 2007-12-26 Joe Dolan, Irish singer and entertainer (b. 1943)
  • 2008-02-19 Yegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (b. 1964)
  • 2008-02-25 Static Major, American singer (b. 1974)
  • 2008-03-15 Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer, TV shows announcer (b. 1951)
  • 2008-03-15 Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • 2008-04-21 Al Wilson, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2008-05-11 Dottie Rambo, American gospel singer (b. 1934)
  • 2008-06-14 Jamelão, Brazilian samba singer (b. 1913)
  • 2008-07-16 Jo Stafford, American singer of traditional pop music (b. 1917)
  • 2008-07-28 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress, murdered (b. 1977)
  • 2008-07-29 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
  • 2008-08-05 Reg Lindsay, Australian country and western singer/songwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2008-08-05 Robert Hazard, American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), dies after surgery at 59
  • 2008-08-12 Christie Allen, British-Australian pop singer (b. 1954)
  • 2008-08-16 Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners & Solo Artist (b. 1934)
  • 2008-08-16 Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 2008-08-18 Pervis Jackson, American R&B singer (Spinners), dies at 70
  • 2008-08-31 Jerry Reed, American country music singer and actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008-09-07 Dino Dvornik, Croatian singer (b. 1964)
  • 2008-09-15 Richard Wright, English singer/songwriter (Pink Floyd), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2008-09-27 Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (b. 1934)
  • 2008-10-15 Edie Adams, American singer and Broadway actress (b. 1927)
  • 2008-10-17 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (Four Tops), dies at 72
  • 2008-10-18 Dee Dee Warwick, American soul singer (b. 1945)
  • 2008-10-29 Mike Baker, American singer Shadow Gallery (b. 1963)
  • 2008-11-01 Yma Sumac, Peruvian singer (b. 1922)
  • 2008-11-10 Miriam Makeba, South African singer and anti-apartheid activist (b. 1932)
  • 2008-11-17 George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison
  • 2008-12-01 Mikel Laboa, Basque singer and songwriter (b. 1934)
  • 2008-12-02 Odetta [Odetta Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, dies of heart disease at 77
  • 2008-12-05 Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer and composer (b. 1957)
  • 2008-12-10 Didith Reyes, Filipino singer (b. 1948)
  • 2008-12-17 Freddy Breck, German schlager singer, composer, record producer and news anchor (b. 1942)
  • 2008-12-25 Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (Santa Baby), dies at 81
  • 2009-01-24 Gérard Blanc, French singer (b. 1947)
  • 2009-01-29 John Martyn, British singer songwriter, dies at 60
  • 2009-02-11 Estelle Bennett, American singer (Ronettes), dies at 67
  • 2009-02-19 Kelly Groucutt, Bass guitarist and singer for the band Electric Light Orchestra (b.1945)
  • 2009-03-14 Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor. (b. 1947)
  • 2009-03-19 Ion Dolănescu, Romanian singer and politician (b. 1944)
  • 2009-03-29 Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b.1975)
  • 2009-04-25 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress ("All in the Family", "The Golden Girls"), dies at 86
  • 2009-04-28 Valeria Peter Predescu, Romanian singer (b. 1947)
  • 2009-05-12 Antonio Vega, Spanish pop singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
  • 2009-05-24 Jay Bennett, American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, and singer-songwriter (b. 1963)
  • 2009-06-03 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", dies of complications from surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding at 80
  • 2009-06-05 Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter, dies at 31
  • 2009-06-07 Kenny Rankin, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2009-06-14 Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2009-06-27 Fayette Pinkney, African American singer (The Three Degrees) (b. 1948)
  • 2009-07-06 Johnny Collins, British folk and maritime music singer (b. 1938)