Singers in History (Part 11)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 3,930

  • 1940-04-05 Aliza Kashi, Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular)
  • 1940-04-07 Patricia Paay, Dutch singer (You are not hip)
  • 1940-04-17 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer (When Will You Say I Love You), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • 1940-04-25 O B McClinton, [Burnett], country singer (Keep your arms around me)
  • 1940-04-26 Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (Cat People, Top Gun), born in Ortisei, Italy
  • 1940-05-10 Arthur Alexander, US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
  • 1940-05-13 Richard Brooks, singer (Impressions)
  • 1940-05-14 Troy Shondell, American singer
  • 1940-05-20 Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge)

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1940-05-21 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Norwich, England (d. 2013)

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 1940-06-05 Moira Anderson, Scotland, singer (Loch Lomond)

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1940-06-07 Tom Jones [Thomas John Woodward], Welsh singer (What's New Pussycat), born in Pontypridd, Wales

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • 1940-06-08 Nancy Sinatra, Jersey City, singer (Boots are Made for Walkin') and daughter of Frank Sinatra
  • 1940-06-11 Joey Dee, singer (Hey Let's Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940-06-13 Bobby Freeman, American singer (Do You Want to Dance), born in Northern California (d. 2017)
  • 1940-06-23 Diana Trask, Australia, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)
  • 1940-06-23 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1940-06-26 Billy Davis Jr, singer (5th Dimension-One Less Bell), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1940-06-30 Mark Spoelstra, American folk singer (d. 2007)
  • 1940-07-06 Jeannie Seely, American singer
  • 1940-07-19 Vikki Carr [Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona)], singer (Let it Be Him), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1940-07-26 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), born in Simonton, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1940-07-26 Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer
  • 1940-07-30 Reva Rose, singer/actress (Temperature's Rising), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-08-02 Doris Kenner, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940-08-04 Timi Yuro [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1940-08-14 Dash Crofts, Cisco Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
  • 1940-09-06 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme (d. 2015)
  • 1940-09-13 Joyce Schouten, Dutch singer (Fouryo's)
  • 1940-09-18 Frankie Avalon, actor (Beach movies)/singer (Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1940-09-19 Paul Williams, singer/composer/actor (Planet of the Apes), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1940-09-19 Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1940-09-23 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, born in Washington D. C. (d. 2002)
  • 1940-09-27 Josephine Barstow, opera singer
  • 1940-09-29 Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
  • 1940-10-13 Chris Farlowe [John Henry Deighton], English singer (Out of Times), born in London
  • 1940-10-20 Kathy Kirby, British singer
  • 1940-10-29 Frida Boccara, French singer (d. 1996)
  • 1940-11-01 Barry Sadler, American singer (d. 1989)
  • 1940-11-04 Delbert McClinton, singer (Gonna Find a Good Woman), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1940-11-13 Justine "Baby" Washington, US singer (Only Those in Love)
  • 1940-11-17 Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player
  • 1940-11-25 Percy Sledge, soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman)
  • 1940-11-28 Bruce Channel [McMeans], American singer (Hey! Baby), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1940-11-28 Clem Curtis, British singer (The Foundations), born in Trinidad
  • 1940-12-09 Sammy Strain, US singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad)
  • 1940-12-12 Dionne Warwick, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940-12-19 Phil Ochs, anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1940-12-21 Paul, [Ray Hildebrand], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
  • 1940-12-23 Eugene Record, US singer (Chi Lites-Give it Away)
  • 1941-01-04 John Bennett Perry, singer/actor (Falcon Crest), born in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • 1941-01-08 Little Anthony [Anthony Gourdine], American rhythm and blues singer (Little Anthony and the Imperials-Goin' Out of My Head), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-01-09 Joan Baez, folk singer/human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1941-01-18 Bobby Goldsboro, Marianna Fla, singer (Honey)
  • 1941-01-18 David Ruffin, Whynot Mississippi, early lead singer for The Temptations ("My Girl")
  • 1941-01-20 Pierre Lalonde, Quebec singer and television host
  • 1941-01-21 Richie Havens, American folk singer (Here Comes the Sun), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1941-01-24 Aaron Neville, US singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)

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1941-01-24 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
  • 1941-02-20 Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maine, folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone)
  • 1941-02-24 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • 1941-03-17 Paul Kantner, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • 1941-03-17 Clarence Collins, US singer (Imperials-Tears on my pillow)

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1941-03-18 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2006)

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • 1941-04-02 Leon Russell, musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • 1941-04-08 Peggy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-09 Kaye Adams, American country singer
  • 1941-04-12 Julio B Euson, Aruban singer (I Use the Soap)
  • 1941-04-19 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian singer
  • 1941-04-23 Jacqueline Boyer, French singer
  • 1941-04-27 Judith Blegen, Missoula Mont, opera singer (Papagena-Magic Flute)
  • 1941-05-08 Mahmoud Ahmed, Ethiopian singer
  • 1941-05-12 Little Jayotis Washington, US R&B singer (Persuasions)
  • 1941-05-12 Ruud de Wolff, singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)
  • 1941-05-13 Joe Brown, singer/guitarist
  • 1941-05-13 Ritchie Valens, singer (Donna, La Bamba)
  • 1941-05-15 K T Oslin, Crossett Ar, country singer (80's Ladies)
  • 1941-05-15 Lainie Kazan, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-05-21 Ronald Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1941-05-23 General George Norman Johnson, US singer (Down at the Beach Club)

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1941-05-24 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin' in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin') and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1941-05-31 Johnny Paycheck, Greenfield OH, singer (Take This Job & Shove It)
  • 1941-06-02 William Guest, singer (Gladys Knight Show), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d 2015)
  • 1941-06-08 Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, US pop singer (Funkadelic-Knee Deep)
  • 1941-06-10 Shirley Owens Alston, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1941-06-13 Esther Ofarim, Israeli singer
  • 1941-06-15 Harry Nilsson, American singer/guitarist (Midnight Cowboy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-06-23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead)
  • 1941-06-30 Micki Grant, American singer, composer and actress, 1st African Amerian woman to direct on Broadway, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941-07-09 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient), born in Indianapolis (d. 1971)
  • 1941-07-18 Jack Jersey, [de Nijs], Indonesian/Dutch singer/producer
  • 1941-07-18 Martha Reeves, singer (& Vandellas-Dancing in St), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941-07-24 Barbara Love, american soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-07-26 Darlene Love [Wright], American singer (He's a Rebel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-07-30 Paul Anka, singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1941-08-02 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)
  • 1941-08-02 Homer Banks, US singer/songwriter (Be What You Are)
  • 1941-08-03 Beverly Lee, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1941-08-14 Connie Smith, Elkhart, Indiana, singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons)
  • 1941-08-15 Don Rich, American guitarist and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Olympia, Washington (d. 1974)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 1,205

  • 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)
  • 2009-07-20 Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (b. 1957)
  • 2009-08-06 Willy DeVille, American singer (Mink DeVille), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • 2009-08-21 Johnny Carter, US singer (The Flamingos, The Dells), dies at 75

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2009-09-16 Mary Travers, American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary), dies of leukemia at 72

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • 2009-10-04 Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (b. 1935)
  • 2009-10-10 Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (b. 1976)
  • 2009-12-01 Gustavo Adolfo Palma, Guatemalan singer (b. 1920)
  • 2009-12-02 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), dies at 64
  • 2009-12-25 Vic Chesnutt, American singer and songwriter (b. 1964)
  • 2010-01-07 Willie Mitchell, American soul singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-01-10 Mano Solo [Emmanuel Cabut], French singer, dies from multiple aneurisms at 46
  • 2010-01-13 Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
  • 2010-01-18 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, dies at 63
  • 2010-01-24 Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)
  • 2010-02-13 John Reed, British singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1916)
  • 2010-03-04 Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2010-03-04 Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
  • 2010-03-04 Lolly Vegas, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 2010-03-24 Johnny Maestro, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2010-04-08 Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
  • 2010-04-21 Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2010-05-09 Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • 2010-05-16 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), dies at 67
  • 2010-05-24 Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • 2010-05-25 Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)
  • 2010-06-26 Sergio Vega, Mexican Banda singer (b.1969)
  • 2010-06-30 Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)
  • 2010-07-11 Walter Hawkins, Gospel music singer
  • 2010-09-08 Rich Cronin, US singer-songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones) dies of cancer aged 36
  • 2010-09-22 Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-09-28 Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-10-04 Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)
  • 2010-10-06 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • 2010-10-06 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • 2010-10-10 Solomon Burke, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2010-11-04 Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer (b. 1960)
  • 2010-12-13 Enrique Morente, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1942)
  • 2010-12-26 Teena Marie, American singer and composer (b. 1956)
  • 2010-12-28 Agathe von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer (oldest von Trapp child), dies at 97
  • 2010-12-30 Bobby Farrell, Aruban singer (Boney M) (b. 1949)
  • 2011-01-10 Margaret Whiting, American singer (b. 1924)
  • 2011-01-26 Gladys Horton, American musician and singer, member of the group The Marvelettes (b. 1944)
  • 2011-03-04 Johnny Preston, American pop singer (Running Bear), dies at 71
  • 2011-03-15 Smiley Culture, British reggae singer, David Victor Emmanuel. (b. 1962)
  • 2011-03-21 Loleatta Holloway, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2011-04-11 La Esterella, Flemish singer (b. 1919)
  • 2011-04-17 Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2011-05-15 Bob Flannigan, American jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 84
  • 2011-06-03 Andrew Gold, American singer, musician and songwriter. (b. 1951)

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2011-07-23 Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from alcohol intoxication at 27

  • 2011-08-02 DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926)
  • 2011-09-27 Johnny "Country" Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)
  • 2011-10-31 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), dies of heart and lung disease at 81
  • 2011-11-02 Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2011-11-05 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • 2011-12-06 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), dies of cancer at 71
  • 2011-12-17 Cesária Évora "the Barefoot Diva", Cape Verdean morna singer, dies at 70
  • 2011-12-29 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), dies at 72
  • 2012-01-01 Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli Singer, dies after years of Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • 2012-01-01 Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer, member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • 2012-01-09 Ruth Fernandez, Puerto Rican singer and politician, dies from septic shock and pneumonia at 92
  • 2012-01-09 Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer, dies at 87
  • 2012-01-20 Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer, dies from leukaemia at 73
  • 2012-01-24 Patricia Neway, American opera and musical theatre singer, dies at 83

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2012-02-11 Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 2012-02-14 Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter, dies at 86
  • 2012-02-22 Billy Strange, American singer-songwriter, dies at 81
  • 2012-03-07 Jimmy Ellis, American soul singer, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 74
  • 2012-04-17 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, dies from a heart attack at 64

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2012-05-17 Donna Summer, American singer (Love to Love You Baby), dies from lung cancer at 63

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

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2012-05-20 Robin Gibb, British singer song-writer, dies from colon and liver cancer at 62

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • 2012-07-16 Kitty Wells, American country singer, dies from complications after a stroke at 92
  • 2012-07-27 Tony Martin, American singer, dies from natural causes at 98
  • 2012-08-02 Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (Handy Man), dies at 75
  • 2012-08-18 Scott McKenzie, American singer, dies at 73
  • 2012-09-05 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from heart failure at 72
  • 2012-09-25 Andy Williams, American singer, dies from bladder cancer at 84
  • 2012-09-27 R. B. Greaves, American singer, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 2012-11-28 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, dies at 90
  • 2012-12-01 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer, dies at 85

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2012-12-09 Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, dies in a plane crash at 43

Singer Jenni Rivera
Singer
Jenni Rivera

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2013-01-01 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 2013-01-20 Bob Engemann, American singer, (The Lettermen), dies at 77
  • 2013-01-30 Patty Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 94

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2013-02-16 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies at 72

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 2013-02-17 Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • 2013-02-18 Damon Harris, American soul singer, dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • 2013-03-04 Fran Warren, American singer, dies at 87
  • 2013-03-07 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • 2013-03-16 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer, dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • 2013-04-08 Annette Funicello, American singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70