Singers in History (Part 6)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 3,927

  • 1927-05-07 Jim Lowe, American singer
  • 1927-06-13 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • 1927-07-02 Brock Peters, actor/singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-07-07 Charlie Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer (Louvin Brothers)
  • 1927-07-27 Guy Carawan, folk singer and folklorist (popularized "We shall Overcome"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1927-08-12 Porter Wagoner, country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come), (d. 2007)
  • 1927-08-29 Marion Williams, US gospel singers (Stars of Faith)
  • 1927-09-01 Tommy Evans, R&B singer (Drifters)
  • 1927-10-07 Al Martino, singer (Here in My Heart)/actor (The Godfather), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1927-10-08 Gigi Durston, Balt Md, singer (Sonny Kendis Show)
  • 1927-10-25 Barbara Cook, stage singer/actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1927-10-28 Cleo Laine, actress/singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England
  • 1927-10-31 Anita Kerr, singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1927-11-07 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (d. 2007)

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1927-11-08 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American singer (Tennessee Waltz), born in Claremore, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 1927-12-03 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, actress/singer (Outland, Comics)
  • 1927-12-03 Andy Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show) (d. 2012)
  • 1928-01-09 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)
  • 1928-01-12 Ruth Brown, American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1928-02-17 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer
  • 1928-02-26 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress
  • 1928-03-08 Judy Johnson, singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1928-03-10 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), born in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1928-03-26 Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men)
  • 1928-03-30 John Heddle Nash, English operatic singer, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1928-04-01 Jane Powell, singer/actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1928-04-02 Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)
  • 1928-04-05 Tony Williams, Elizabeth NJ, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights)
  • 1928-05-03 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), born in Spencer, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1928-05-14 Will "Dub Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)
  • 1928-05-22 Roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer
  • 1928-05-23 Rosemary Clooney, Kentucky, singer/paper towels spokeswoman (Coronet)
  • 1928-05-23 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1928-06-12 Vic Damone, [Vito Farinola], singer (Street Where You Live), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-07-04 Cathy Berberian, Armenia, US singer
  • 1928-07-08 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1928-07-12 Barbara Cowsills, singer and mother of The Cowsills (d. 1985)
  • 1928-08-10 Eddie Fisher, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1928-08-10 Jimmy Dean, Tx, actor/singer (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever)
  • 1928-09-28 Naphtali Kupferberg, singer (Fugs)
  • 1928-09-28 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", born in Millington, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • 1928-11-15 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer, born in Audubon, Iowa
  • 1928-11-25 James "Jimmy" Johnson, US gospel/blues singer/guitarist
  • 1928-11-25 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), born in Aiken, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1928-12-06 Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)
  • 1928-12-12 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1928-12-15 Jerry Wallace, American singer
  • 1928-12-20 Charles Donald Adams, singer
  • 1928-12-23 Chronis Aidonidis, Greek singer
  • 1928-12-31 Ross Barbour, singer (4 Freshmen), born in Columbus, Indiana
  • 1929-01-05 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City)
  • 1929-01-14 Billy Walker, Ralls Tx, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1929-02-22 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), born in Altadena, California (d. 2016)
  • 1929-02-28 Joseph Rouleau, French Canadian bass opera singer
  • 1929-03-05 J. B. Lenoir, Monticello, Mississippi, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s
  • 1929-04-08 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer/actor (Pain in the A__)
  • 1929-04-08 Walter Berry, Austria singer/ex husband of Christa Ludwig
  • 1929-04-16 Roy Hamilton, singer (You'll Never Walk Alone)
  • 1929-04-20 Bob Braun, singer (Dotty Mack Show), born in Ludlow, Kentucky
  • 1929-05-01 Sonny James, [James Loden], country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), born in Hackelburg, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1929-05-06 Leon Hughes, American singer (The Coasters)
  • 1929-06-09 Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], rhythm and blues singer (My Song), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)

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1929-06-23 June Carter Cash, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 1929-07-09 Lee Hazelwood, Ok, country singer/songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson)
  • 1929-07-09 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist
  • 1929-07-30 Christine McGuire, Middletown Oh singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime)
  • 1929-08-04 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, born in Khandwa, Central Provinces, British (d. 1987)
  • 1929-08-12 Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1929-08-18 Hugues Aufray, French singer
  • 1929-08-24 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1929-09-09 Claude Nougaro, French singer (d. 2004)
  • 1929-09-13 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer (d. 2004)
  • 1929-09-28 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer
  • 1929-10-04 Leroy Van Dyke, Spring Fork Mo, country singer (Walk on By)
  • 1929-10-26 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
  • 1929-11-24 Eileen Barton, singer (Broadway Open House), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-12-25 Bill Horton, doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes-Get a Job), born in Hickory, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1929-12-25 Chris Kenner, R&B singer (I Like it Like That), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • 1929-12-26 Régine, French singer and nightclub owner
  • 1930-01-02 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1930-01-05 Richard Hayes, singer/emcee (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1930-01-10 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues singer
  • 1930-01-12 Glenn Yarborough, singer (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee)
  • 1930-01-23 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), (d. 1969)
  • 1930-01-26 A N Solomons, chairman (Singer & Friedlander)
  • 1930-01-27 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
  • 1930-03-10 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
  • 1930-03-13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1930-03-13 Jan Howard, American singer
  • 1930-03-19 Bill Henderson, jazz singer (Torpedo-Dreams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1930-03-28 Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer
  • 1930-04-12 Betty Clooney, Maysville Ky, singer (Jack Paar Show)
  • 1930-04-17 Genevieve, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples), born in Paris, France
  • 1930-05-01 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, born in Marksville, Louisiana (d. 1968)
  • 1930-06-03 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, born in Pittsburgh (d. 2007)
  • 1930-06-04 Morgana King, jazz singer/actress (The Godfather)
  • 1930-06-09 Barbara, French singer (d. 1997)
  • 1930-06-12 Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), born in Sylacauga, Alabama
  • 1930-06-25 Mary Beth Peil, American singer
  • 1930-06-30 June Valli, singer (Your Hit Parade), born in The Bronx, New York

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,205

  • 1994-11-16 Chester Dino Powers Valenti, singer/Songwriter, dies at 57
  • 1994-11-16 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer, dies at 83
  • 1994-11-16 Harvey Watkins, gospel Singer, dies at 64
  • 1994-11-22 L V Johnson Singer, dies
  • 1994-11-22 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), dies at 68
  • 1994-11-26 Nimrod Workman, folksinger, dies at 99
  • 1994-12-09 Garnet Silk, Jamaican raggae-singer, dies at 28
  • 1994-12-14 Mary Ann McCall, singer, dies at 75
  • 1994-12-24 Jimmy Buddy Lee Land Ace, singer, dies at 57
  • 1994-12-29 Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58
  • 1995-01-01 Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58
  • 1995-01-15 Sollie McElroy, singer, dies at 61
  • 1995-01-16 William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
  • 1995-01-19 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • 1995-01-23 Bill Horton, American doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes-Get a Job), dies at 65
  • 1995-02-03 Turner Fodrell, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • 1995-02-17 Uta Graf, singer/teacher, dies at 80
  • 1995-02-23 David Melvin English Franklin, singer, dies at 52
  • 1995-02-28 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
  • 1995-03-06 Delroy George Wilson, singer, dies at 46
  • 1995-03-17 Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
  • 1995-03-18 Charles Drain, American soul singer, dies at 65
  • 1995-03-23 Alan Barton, singer (Smokie, Black Lace), dies in a bus crash
  • 1995-03-23 Ripley L. Ingram, singer, dies at 65
  • 1995-03-29 Jimmy McShane, Irish singer (Baltimora), dies of aids at 37
  • 1995-03-31 Selena [Quintanilla-Pérez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), killed by a fan at 23
  • 1995-04-10 Joseph Anthony "Joe" Richards, singer/actor (Colo Ranger), dies at 44
  • 1995-04-14 Burl Ives, folk singer/actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies at 85
  • 1995-04-23 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66

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1995-04-25 Ginger Rogers, American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1995-05-06 Leanoard "Red" Truss, R&B singer, dies at 47
  • 1995-05-08 Teresa Teng, singer, dies at 41
  • 1995-05-15 Perry Lederman, folk singer, dies at 52
  • 1995-05-16 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
  • 1995-05-17 Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, singer, dies at 72
  • 1995-05-25 Dick Curless, singer/songwriter, dies at 63
  • 1995-06-06 Imam Elissa, singer, dies at 76
  • 1995-06-07 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, dies at 76
  • 1995-06-11 Lovelace Watkins, American singer known as "The Black Sinatra" (The Big, Big Voice of Lovelace Watkins), dies at 58
  • 1995-06-19 Murray Dickie, opera singer/director, dies at 71
  • 1995-06-27 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 61
  • 1995-06-30 Phyllis Hyman, R&B/Jazz singer (Prime of My Life), suicides at 45
  • 1995-07-12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, dies at 69
  • 1995-07-20 Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, singer, dies at 85
  • 1995-07-23 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • 1995-07-25 Charlie Rich, country singer (Lonely Weekends), dies at 62
  • 1995-07-27 Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter, dies at 72
  • 1995-08-11 Phil Harris, American actor/singer, dies of heart failure at 91
  • 1995-08-13 Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84
  • 1995-08-20 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), dies at 75
  • 1995-08-24 Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
  • 1995-08-25 R B Hudmon, R&B/Soul Singer, dies at 41
  • 1995-08-26 Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer, dies at 57
  • 1995-09-19 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, blues SInger, dies at 63
  • 1995-09-21 Vernell Townsend, blues/gospel singer, dies at 64
  • 1995-10-18 Bryan Johnson, singer/actor, dies at 69
  • 1995-10-20 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65
  • 1995-11-04 Marti Lynne Stringer Caine, singer/comedienne, dies at 50
  • 1995-11-07 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • 1995-11-08 Country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40
  • 1995-11-17 Alan Hull, singer/composer, dies at 50
  • 1995-11-19 Bruce Trent, British singer and actor, dies at 83
  • 1995-11-19 Shirley Bergeron, singer/guitarist, dies at 62
  • 1995-11-21 Smilin' Jim Eames, singer/songwriter, dies at 71
  • 1995-12-10 Darren Robinson, singer, dies at 28
  • 1995-12-11 John Heawood, actor singer/choreographer (Pleasure Garden), dies at 75
  • 1995-12-13 Nancy LaMott, American singer, dies of cancer at 43
  • 1995-12-25 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), dies at 78
  • 1996-01-01 Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic, dies at 55
  • 1996-01-05 Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader, dies at 84
  • 1996-01-15 Les Baxter, singer/orchestra leader/composer (Born Again), dies at 73
  • 1996-01-17 Robert Covington, drummer/singer, dies at 54
  • 1996-01-17 Mostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (b. 1953)
  • 1996-01-20 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 63
  • 1996-02-13 Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist, dies at 91
  • 1996-02-16 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, American blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • 1996-02-17 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95
  • 1996-03-08 Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
  • 1996-03-09 George Burns, American comedian, actor and singer (Burns and Allen), dies at 100
  • 1996-03-16 Joseph Lee Pope, singer, dies at 62
  • 1996-03-17 Terry Stafford, American singer (b. 1941)
  • 1996-03-24 Maria Lucia Beltran Alcayaga, singer, dies at 66
  • 1996-04-08 Charles Donald Adams, singer, dies at 67
  • 1996-05-11 Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher, dies at 85
  • 1996-05-17 Kevin Gilbert, American singer, composer and instrumentalist (b. 1966)
  • 1996-06-09 Walter Pardon, carpenter/traditional singer, dies at 81

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1996-06-15 Ella Fitzgerald, singer, dies at 78

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1996-07-22 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), dies of cancer at 43
  • 1996-07-28 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 48
  • 1996-08-01 Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
  • 1996-08-20 Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), dies at 46
  • 1996-08-25 Sylvia Fisher, opera Singer, dies at 86
  • 1996-09-02 Ljuba Welitsch, opera singer, dies at 83
  • 1996-09-13 Silas Roy Crain, singer/songwriter, dies at 85
  • 1996-11-02 Eva Cassidy, American singer, dies of cancer at 33
  • 1996-11-26 Joan Hammond, Australian opera singer, dies at 84
  • 1996-12-05 Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91
  • 1996-12-09 Faron Young, country singer, commits suicide at 64
  • 1996-12-09 Patty Donahue, American singer (The Waitresses) (b. 1956)
  • 1996-12-10 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns), commits suicide at 34