Singers in History (Part 12)

Events in Music

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 3,927

  • 1941-08-27 Cesária Évora "the Barefoot Diva", Cape Verdean morna singer, born in Mindelo (d. 2011)
  • 1941-09-08 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-09-13 David Clayton-Thomas, singer (Blood Sweat & Tears - Joy to the World)
  • 1941-10-03 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-10-13 Paul Simon, singer/actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1941-10-17 Earl Thomas Conley, country singer (Too Many Times), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1941-10-17 James Seals, Sidney Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
  • 1941-10-28 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2015)
  • 1941-10-30 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), born in Texarkana, Texas
  • 1941-11-01 Johnny Kendall, [Johan Donkerkaat], Dutch blues singer
  • 1941-11-05 Art Garfunkel, American singer/actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in New York
  • 1941-11-06 Doug Sahm, country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1941-11-06 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1941-11-16 Dan Penn, US songwriter/producer/gospel singer (Out in Left Field)
  • 1941-11-27 Eddie Rabbitt, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1941-12-06 Helen Cornelius, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Monroe City, Missouri
  • 1941-12-09 Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1941-12-10 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, born in Kawasaki (d. 1985)
  • 1941-12-12 Robert Covington, drummer/singer
  • 1941-12-12 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in Troy, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-12-19 Maurice White, singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1941-12-23 Tim Hardin, Eugene, Oregon, American singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Bird on a Wire)
  • 1942-01-01 Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
  • 1942-01-15 Edward "Sonny" Bivins, US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye)
  • 1942-01-16 Barbara Lynn, US singer (You'll Lose a Good Thing),
  • 1942-01-20 William Powell, American R&B singer (O'Jays), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1942-01-21 Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US singer (War)
  • 1942-01-21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1942-01-29 Claudine Longet, French former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
  • 1942-01-30 Andres, [Dries Holten], Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres)
  • 1942-01-30 Marty Balin, singer (Jefferson Starship-Miracles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1942-02-09 Carole King, American singer-songwriter (Tapestry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-02-11 Otis Clay, US gospel/R&B-singer (That's how it is)
  • 1942-03-07 Tammy Faye Bakker, gospel singer/wife of Jim Baker (PTL)
  • 1942-03-09 John Cale, Garnant, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground)
  • 1942-03-16 Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta NY, country singer (Mr Bojangles)
  • 1942-03-17 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • 1942-03-25 Aretha Franklin, Soul Sister #1/singer (Respect), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1942-04-03 Billy Joe Royal, country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • 1942-04-03 Wayne Newton, American singer
  • 1942-04-21 Bobby McClure, US gospel singer (Don't Mess Up a Good Thing)

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1942-04-24 Barbra Streisand, American singer/actress/award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1942-04-26 Bobby Rydell, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1942-05-05 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1942-05-10 Bill Coday, US singer (You're Gonna Then Me)
  • 1942-05-17 Taj Mahal, American singer/songwriter (Real Thing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-05-20 Paula, [Jill Jackson], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
  • 1942-06-03 Anita Harris, singer/actress (Follow that Camel)
  • 1942-06-08 Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-06-13 James Carr, American singer (To Love Somebody), born in Como, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1942-06-24 Michele Lee, actress/singer (Karen-Knots Landing, Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-06-26 Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture
  • 1942-07-01 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1942-07-10 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell)
  • 1942-07-17 Gale Garnett, singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1942-07-20 T G Sheppard, [William Browder], Humbolt Tn, singer (Devil in Bottle)
  • 1942-07-23 Madeline Bell, US singer (Black Nativity)
  • 1942-08-07 B J Thomas, Hugo, Oklahoma, American singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)
  • 1942-08-22 Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1942-08-26 Vic Dana, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1942-09-03 Al Jardine, Lima Oh, guitarist/singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room)
  • 1942-09-04 Merald "Bubba" Knight, singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1942-09-06 Mel McDaniel, American country singer (Baby's got her Blue Jeans On), born in Checotah, Oklahoma
  • 1942-09-11 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], Camden, New Jersey, American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam)
  • 1942-09-19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942-09-27 Alvin Stardust, English singer, born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • 1942-09-28 Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
  • 1942-10-22 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • 1942-10-27 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-11-07 Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-08 Gerald Alston, US singer (Manhattans-Crazy)
  • 1942-11-13 John P Hammond, blues singer (So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-20 Norman Greenbaum, American folk singer (Spirit in the Sky), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1942-11-29 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer
  • 1942-12-21 Carla Thomas, US singer (Let Me Be Good to You)
  • 1942-12-21 Reinhard Mey, German singer
  • 1942-12-26 Earl Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • 1942-12-26 Ernie Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • 1942-12-26 Rob de Nijs, Dutch singer (Put a candle in your window)
  • 1943-01-02 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • 1943-01-07 Leona Williams, singer/songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)
  • 1943-01-09 Kenneth Kelley, US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
  • 1943-01-09 Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist/singer (Drinking on My Bed)
  • 1943-01-09 Freddie Starr, English comedian and singer
  • 1943-01-14 Jose Luis Rodriguez, Venezuelan singer (Dueno De Nada), born in Caracas
  • 1943-01-16 Ronnie Milsap, American country singer (Legend in My Time), born in Robbinsville, North Carolina
  • 1943-01-17 Chris Montez [Ezekiel Montanez], American guitarist and singer, born in Los Angeles

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1943-01-19 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1970)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • 1943-01-26 Jean Knight [Jean Caliste], American soul, funk and R&B singer (Mr Big Stuff), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-02-03 Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations ("Papa was a Rollin' Stone"), born in Fairfield, Alabama
  • 1943-02-10 Ral Donner, [Ralph Stuart], Black Mountain NC, singer (Starfires)
  • 1943-02-11 Serge Lama, French singer
  • 1943-02-19 Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], Glenwillard, Pennsylvania, American singer-songwriter (Lightning Striking Again)
  • 1943-02-28 Barbara Acklin, [Allen], R&B singer (Love Makes a Woman), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-03-22 George Benson, American jazz/blues singer/guitarist (Greatest Love of All), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-03-30 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1943-04-07 Roberta Shore, Monterrey Park, California, actress/singer (Virginian)
  • 1943-04-09 Terry Knight, rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Lapeer, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1943-04-13 Eve Graham, Scottish singer (The New Seekers), born in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross
  • 1943-04-15 Riem de Wolff, Indonesian/Dutch singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)

Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 1,205

  • 2013-04-08 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • 2013-04-17 Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, dies at c. 100
  • 2013-04-22 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 2013-04-30 Deanna Durbin, Canadian singer and actress, dies at 91 (announcement date)
  • 2013-06-19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • 2013-06-23 Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83
  • 2013-07-28 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • 2013-08-08 Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90
  • 2013-08-10 Eydie Gorme, American singer, dies at 84
  • 2013-08-13 Tompall Glaser, American country singer, dies at 79
  • 2013-08-23 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), dies at 67
  • 2013-09-16 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), dies at 69
  • 2013-09-17 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88
  • 2013-10-19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 2013-12-16 Ray Price, American singer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 87
  • 2014-01-02 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), dies of liver cancer at 70
  • 2014-01-18 Dennis Frederiksen, American rock singer, dies from liver cancer at 62
  • 2014-01-27 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene) and activist, helped create the modern American folk music movement, dies at 94
  • 2014-02-18 Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, dies at 99
  • 2014-02-26 Frank Reed, American soul singer, dies at 59
  • 2014-05-18 Jerry Vale, American singer, dies at 83
  • 2014-06-27 Bobby Womack, American Hall of Fame R&B singer, dies at 70
  • 2014-07-17 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, dies in her sleep at 89
  • 2014-08-02 Rosetta Hightower, American singer, dies at 70
  • 2014-10-16 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer, dies from cardiac arrest at 72
  • 2014-10-23 Alvin Stardust, English singer, dies at 72
  • 2014-11-17 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), dies at 78
  • 2015-01-02 [Little] Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 94
  • 2015-01-08 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), dies at 72
  • 2015-01-08 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), dies at 75
  • 2015-01-25 Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), dies from an undisclosed illness at 68
  • 2015-01-28 Louise Lopez, American singer (Odyssey), dies at 81
  • 2015-01-29 Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter (Jean) and poet, dies at 81
  • 2015-02-12 Steve Strange [Steven Harrington] pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 2015-02-16 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 2015-03-21 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, dies at 74
  • 2015-04-30 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), dies at 76
  • 2015-05-02 Guy Carawan, American folk singer and folklorist (We Shall Overcome") dies at 87
  • 2015-05-06 Errol Brown, British-Jamaican singer-songwriter (Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing), dies at 71

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2015-05-14 B.B. King, American Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, dies at 89

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 2015-06-01 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, dies at 92
  • 2015-06-06 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), dies at 88
  • 2015-06-11 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), dies at 81
  • 2015-06-16 Mighty Sam McClain, American soul and blues singer-songwriter, dies at 72
  • 2015-06-23 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, dies at 83
  • 2015-07-01 Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, dies at 88
  • 2015-07-21 Theodore Bikel, Austrian/US folk singer/actor (Russians Are Coming), dies at 91
  • 2015-07-30 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 2015-08-02 Cilla Black, English pop singer and TV host (Blind Date), dies at 72
  • 2015-09-05 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), dies from cancer at 66
  • 2015-10-06 Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), dies at 73
  • 2015-10-08 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer/songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), dies at 64
  • 2015-10-24 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish-American actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), dies at 95
  • 2015-12-24 William Guest, American singer (Gladys Knight Show), dies at 74
  • 2015-12-27 Stevie Wright, British-born Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), dies at 68
  • 2016-01-05 Nicholas Caldwell, American Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), dies at 71
  • 2016-01-07 Kitty Kallen, American singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), dies at 94

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2016-01-10 David Bowie [Jones], English singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), dies of cancer at 69

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • 2016-01-18 Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter (The Eagles), dies at 67
  • 2016-01-26 Colin Vearncombe, English singer-songwriter (Black-Wonderful Like), dies after a road accident at 53
  • 2016-01-28 Paul Kantner, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), dies at 74
  • 2016-02-04 Maurice White, American singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), dies at 74
  • 2016-02-06 Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), dies at 74
  • 2016-02-15 Denise Matthews "Vanity", singer (Prince protege) and actress (52 Pick Up), dies at 57
  • 2016-02-22 Sonny James [James Loden], American country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), dies at 87
  • 2016-03-01 Martha Wright, American actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92
  • 2016-03-10 Gogi Grant, [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer (The Wayward Wind), dies at 91
  • 2016-03-16 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader, dies at 72
  • 2016-03-30 Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 57

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2016-04-06 Merle Haggard, American country music singer (Death Valley Days), dies at 79

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 2016-04-11 Emile Ford, Caribbean-born British singer and engineer (first black male singer to top UK charts), dies at 78

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2016-04-21 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), dies at 57

  • 2016-04-24 Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, dies at 66
  • 2016-04-24 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), dies at 81
  • 2016-05-12 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), dies at 86
  • 2016-05-17 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), dies at 74
  • 2016-06-10 Christina Grimmie, American singer and contestant on "The Voice", dies of gunshot wound at 22
  • 2016-06-11 Alberto Remedios, British opera and concert singer, dies at 81
  • 2016-07-16 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), dies at 77
  • 2016-07-24 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), dies at 86
  • 2016-08-14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), dies at 82
  • 2016-08-28 Juan Gabriel, [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, dies at 66
  • 2016-09-21 John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter (Tobacco Road), dies at 82
  • 2016-10-24 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), dies of a cardiac arrest at 57
  • 2016-10-24 Bobby Vee, American pop singer (Night has a Thousand Eyes), dies at 73
  • 2016-11-03 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American singer (Wheel of Fortune), dies at 94

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2016-11-07 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), dies at 82

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 2016-11-11 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), dies at 79
  • 2016-11-13 Leon Russell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), dies at 74
  • 2016-11-14 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2016-11-18 Sharon Jones, American soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), dies of cancer at 60
  • 2016-11-22 Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), dies at 82
  • 2016-12-13 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), dies at 69

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2016-12-25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), dies of suspected heart failure at 53

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • 2017-01-10 Buddy Greco, American jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), dies at 90
  • 2017-01-21 Maggie Roche, American singer-songwriter (Roches), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2017-01-23 Bobby Freeman, American singer (Do You Want to Dance), dies at 76
  • 2017-02-12 Al Jarreau, American jazz singer (Moonlighting), dies at 76
  • 2017-03-05 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, dies at 78
  • 2017-03-18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], American rock n' roll guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), dies at 90