Musicians in History (Part 2)

Events in Music

Events 101 - 131 of 131

  • 1976-07-23 Wings release "Let 'em In"
  • 1977-02-04 Wings release "Maybe I'm Amazed"
  • 1977-11-11 Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School"
  • 1978-01-02 Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"
  • 1978-03-24 Wings release "With a Little Luck"
  • 1978-03-31 Wings release "London Town" album
  • 1979-03-23 Wings release "Goodnight Tonight"
  • 1979-06-01 Wings release "Old Siam, Sir"
  • 1979-06-07 Rock n' roll musician Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
  • 1979-06-08 Wings release "Back to the Egg" album
  • 1979-08-10 Wings release "Getting Closer" & "Baby's Request"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-05-21 Reggae musician Bob Marley receives a Jamaican state funeral

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley

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1982-01-20 Heavy metal musician Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a bat on stage in Des Moines, Iowa

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne

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1982-03-26 Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

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1982-10-29 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine"

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music releaseAlbum Release

1984-01-27 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release "Milk & Honey" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-09-24 Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1985-09-22 Rock and country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1986-10-27 Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"
  • 1987-01-20 Rhino Records 1st #1, Billy Vera & Beaters' "At This Moment"
  • 1988-10-17 Traveling Wilbury's 1st release "Handle With Care"
  • 1990-07-04 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address

Music releaseMusic Single

1990-11-08 Musician Chris Isaak releases single "Wicked Game"

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak

Music releaseAlbum Release

1993-07-05 Icelandic musician Björk releases her 1st solo album "Debut"

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk
  • 1994-11-30 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain

Music releaseAlbum Release

1995-02-07 Bluegrass and country musician Alison Krauss releases her compilation album "Now that I've Found You"

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003-01-13 Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-03-25 British musician Zayn Malik announces he is leaving the band One Direction

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-04-17 Jazz composer and musician John Coltrane is awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize board

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-11-04 Katy Perry is the highest paid musician of the year earning 135 million, according to Forbes Magazine

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,629

  • 1909-05-09 Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
  • 1909-09-07 Jo Juda, Dutch musician
  • 1909-11-30 Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1910-07-09 Harold C Fox, fashion designer/musician
  • 1910-11-11 Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist
  • 1910-12-07 Louis Prima, New Orleans Luisiana, American musician (That Old Black Magic)
  • 1911-03-30 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician (d. 1995)
  • 1911-04-10 Martin Denny, musician (Exotica), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1911-06-10 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1911-08-01 Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician
  • 1911-10-24 Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • 1911-12-15 Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1912-03-15 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), born in Centerville, Texas (d. 1982)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • 1912-05-13 Gil Evans, Canadian musician (d. 1988)
  • 1913-10-20 Grandpa [Louis M] Jones, Niagra KY, country musician (Hee-Haw)
  • 1914-01-16 Roger Wagner, American choral musician (d. 1992)
  • 1914-02-11 Josh White, Blues, folk and gospel musician, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1969)
  • 1914-03-30 Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), born in Madison County, Tennessee (d. 1948)
  • 1914-05-22 Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)
  • 1914-07-26 Erskine Hawkins, American musician and bandleader (d. 1993)
  • 1914-09-13 Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician
  • 1914-09-28 Jim Boyd, American country and western musician (Men of the West) (d. 1993)
  • 1914-12-02 Eddie Sauter, musician (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914-12-29 Billy Tipton, American musician (d. 1989)
  • 1915-01-29 John Serry, Sr., American musician and arranger (d. 2003)
  • 1915-06-27 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, musician
  • 1915-07-01 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Hoochie Coochie Man"), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • 1915-09-03 Memphis Slim, [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • 1915-10-02 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician
  • 1915-10-19 Farid al-Atrash, Syrian composer, musician, and actor (d. 1974)
  • 1915-11-29 Billy Strayhorn, American musician and composer (d. 1967)
  • 1916-01-12 Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
  • 1916-02-16 Bill Doggett, jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1916-02-16 William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician
  • 1916-05-26 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (d. 1999)
  • 1916-05-29 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), born in Lenoir, North Carolina (d.1995)
  • 1916-07-10 Dick Cary, jazz Musician
  • 1917-04-19 Johnny Hoes, Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom)
  • 1917-11-07 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)
  • 1918-01-27 Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
  • 1918-08-15 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918-11-24 William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician
  • 1919-03-08 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
  • 1919-05-31 Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician
  • 1920-01-03 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • 1920-01-17 Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician
  • 1920-02-22 Del Wood [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1989)
  • 1920-03-10 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1920-04-07 Ravi Shankar, British musician (the Pandit), born in Varanasi, India (d. 2012)

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • 1920-04-13 John LaPorta, American musician (d. 2004)
  • 1920-09-30 Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist
  • 1921-03-26 Joe Loco, [Jose Esteves, Jr], musician
  • 1921-04-15 Norman Ewart Thurston, musician
  • 1921-04-26 Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician
  • 1921-05-23 Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician/actor (It's Great to Be Young)
  • 1921-06-30 Gordon Reynolds, musician
  • 1921-08-13 Jimmy McCracklin, blues musician, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1921-12-06 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1921-12-28 Johnny Otis [Alexandres Veliotes], American R&B musician, producer and talent scout, born in Vallejo California
  • 1922-03-24 Dave Appell, singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour)
  • 1922-04-07 Mongo Santamaria, Cuban musician (d. 2003)
  • 1922-04-29 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, born in Brussels (d. 2016)
  • 1922-05-18 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1983)
  • 1923-03-03 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, (d. 2012)
  • 1923-05-04 Ed Cassidy, American musician (Spirit)
  • 1923-06-16 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, born in Grudziądz (d. 2003)
  • 1923-10-10 Louis Gottlieb, musician
  • 1923-10-17 Barney Kessel, American musician (d. 2004)
  • 1924-01-06 Earl Scruggs, NC, bluegrass musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett), (d. 2012)
  • 1924-01-11 Slim Harpo [James Moore], Lobdell, Louisiana, American blues musician
  • 1924-02-02 Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
  • 1924-06-03 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band), born in Ruleville, Mississippi (d. 1997)
  • 1924-07-08 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (d. 2005)
  • 1924-08-02 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (d. 2005)
  • 1924-10-17 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum] Rockabilly musician, born in Towanda, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1924-10-18 Hugh Allan "Buddy" MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • 1925-01-25 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician and songwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1925-02-08 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1925-03-04 Paul Mauriat, French musician (d. 2006)
  • 1925-03-22 Gerard Hoffnung, British artist/humorist/musician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1925-04-18 Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor, musician
  • 1925-04-26 Jørgen Ingmann, Danish musician
  • 1925-04-29 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], country musician (Nashville Brass), born in Randolph, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • 1925-05-23 Mac Wiseman, American musician
  • 1925-07-16 Cal Tjader, American musician (d. 1982)
  • 1925-11-30 Maxwell Street Jimmy Charles Davis Thomas, blues musician
  • 1926-03-04 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2015)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1926-05-26 Miles Davis, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer, born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1991)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1926-10-14 Bill Justis, rock and roll musician (Raunchy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1982)
  • 1926-11-23 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), born in Harmontown, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • 1926-12-25 Enrique Jorrín, Cuban composer and musician (d. 1987)
  • 1927-01-28 Ronnie Scott, jazz musician/club-owner
  • 1927-02-25 Ralph Stanley, Amerian bluegrass musician, born in Dickenson County, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1927-05-01 William Mitchell Byers, musician
  • 1927-09-20 Johnny Dankworth, English musician and composer
  • 1927-11-18 Hank Ballard, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1928-03-12 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
  • 1928-04-03 Don Gibson, American country musician (d. 2003)
  • 1928-04-19 Alexis Korner, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him), born in Paris, France
  • 1928-06-20 Eric Dolphy, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1964)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 578

  • 1979-05-11 Lester Raymond Flatt, musician (Ballad of Jed Clampett), dies at 64
  • 1979-06-21 Angus Maclise, American mystic, shaman, musician, and composer (b. 1938)
  • 1979-11-23 Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1980-02-19 Bon Scott [Ronald Belford Scott], Australian rock musician (lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC), dies at 33
  • 1980-10-27 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), dies of a drug overdose at 31

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1980-12-08 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), shot and killed in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1981-02-15 Mike Bloomfield, American musician (Electric Flag), dies of a drug overdose at 37
  • 1981-05-28 Mary Lou Williams, African American musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1982-01-30 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), dies of esophageal cancer at 69

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • 1982-02-04 Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
  • 1982-04-30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
  • 1982-07-15 Bill Justis, American musician and producer (Raunchy), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1982-08-13 Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington Jr.], American soul musician (Hold What You've Got, I Gotcha), dies at 49
  • 1982-12-02 David Blue [Cohen], American folk musician, dies of a heart attack while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41
  • 1983-04-05 Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
  • 1983-05-06 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), dies of a brain tumor at 60
  • 1983-06-02 Stan Rogers, musician, dies in aircraft fire
  • 1984-01-01 Alexis Korner, British blues musician (b. 1928)
  • 1984-04-13 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), dies at 72
  • 1984-04-26 William "Count" Basie, American jazz musician and bandleader, dies at 79
  • 1984-06-02 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (b. 1908)
  • 1984-07-29 Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), dies at 84
  • 1984-12-08 Razzle, English Musician and drummer for Hanoi Rocks (b.1960)
  • 1985-01-20 Jo Juda, Dutch musician, dies at 75
  • 1986-01-04 Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), dies of an overdose at 36
  • 1986-03-11 Sonny Terry, American bind Piedmont blues musician, dies at 74
  • 1986-05-19 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931)
  • 1986-11-07 Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
  • 1987-02-02 Patrick "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician (Cinderella), dies at 78
  • 1987-03-23 Dean Paul Martin, musician/tennis pro, killed in plane crash at 29
  • 1987-07-01 Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
  • 1987-09-21 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report), dies at 35
  • 1987-12-12 Enrique Jorrín, Cuban musician and composer (b. 1926)
  • 1987-12-18 Conny Plank, German record producer and musician (b. 1940)
  • 1988-02-24 Memphis Slim, [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), dies at 72
  • 1988-06-25 Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born musician (Anthym/What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)
  • 1988-08-12 Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies
  • 1988-08-14 Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • 1988-10-19 Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1988-12-06 Roy Orbison, American musician (Pretty Woman), dies of a massive heart attack at 52
  • 1989-01-21 Billy Tipton, American musician (b. 1914)
  • 1989-05-10 Woody Shaw, American jazz musician (b. 1944)
  • 1989-05-29 John Cipollina, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b. 1943)
  • 1989-09-14 Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban musician (b. 1916)
  • 1989-10-03 Del Wool [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, dies at 69
  • 1990-01-19 Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • 1990-02-08 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), commits suicide at 55
  • 1990-02-26 Cornell Gunther, US musician (Coasters, Poison Ivy), dies at 53
  • 1990-02-26 Scott Jarvis, musician (Great Expectationa), dies
  • 1990-06-03 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (b. 1949)
  • 1990-08-15 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962)
  • 1990-10-08 B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)
  • 1991-04-08 Dead (musician), Swedish metal singer (b. 1969)
  • 1991-04-23 Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 1991-05-15 Bud Freeman, American jazz musician and tenor saxophonist (Eel), dies of cancer at 84
  • 1991-05-23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
  • 1991-09-17 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock musician (MC5), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 1991-09-29 Zapata Jaw, [Nelson Renfrum], Surinamese musician, dies
  • 1992-01-29 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Backdoor Man"), dies at 76
  • 1992-03-10 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
  • 1992-04-25 Brian Macleod, Canadian musician, dies of cancer at 39
  • 1992-05-16 Chalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (b, 1960)
  • 1992-08-16 Mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack
  • 1993-02-25 Toy Caldwell, country musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45
  • 1993-07-11 Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician, dies at 82
  • 1993-07-31 Rob Jones "The Bass Thing" English musician (The Wonder Stuff), dies at 29
  • 1993-08-05 Randy Hobbs, American rock musician (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys), dies of heart failure at 45
  • 1993-08-10 Øystein Aarseth, Norwegian musician (Mayhem) (b. 1968)
  • 1993-09-24 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
  • 1993-10-15 Ken E Jones, musician (New Amsterdam Symph Orch), dies of AIDS at 34
  • 1993-10-17 Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage) (b. 1963)
  • 1994-01-04 RD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1939)
  • 1994-02-22 "Papa" John Creach, US jazz musician (Papa Blues), dies at 76
  • 1994-03-01 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer Musician, dies at 51
  • 1994-04-06 Dick Cary, jazz musician, dies at 77
  • 1994-09-17 John DeLaFose, zydeco musician, dies at 55
  • 1994-09-22 Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician, dies at 80
  • 1994-09-28 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer and musician (b. 1953)
  • 1994-11-16 Dino Valente, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b.1943)
  • 1994-12-10 Garnett Silk, Jamacian reggae musician, dies in a fire at 28
  • 1994-12-15 Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86
  • 1995-02-24 Richard Nicholson, musician, dies at 89
  • 1995-03-05 Vivian Stanshall, British musician (Magical Mystery Tour), dies at 51
  • 1995-03-10 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician, dies at 79
  • 1995-03-19 Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician, dies at 83
  • 1995-03-31 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), dies at 78
  • 1995-05-05 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician, dies at 63
  • 1995-05-18 Gordon Reynolds, musician, dies at 74
  • 1995-06-20 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician, dies at 84
  • 1995-06-27 Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor, musician, dies at 70
  • 1995-07-06 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher, dies at 76
  • 1995-07-25 Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer, dies at 89
  • 1995-07-30 Biggie Rodwell Tembo Marasha, musician, dies at 36
  • 1995-08-16 Robert "Robby" Debarge, R&B Musician, dies at 36
  • 1995-08-17 William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician, dies at 76
  • 1995-08-23 Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician, dies at 31
  • 1995-08-30 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician, dies at 53
  • 1995-09-04 Chuck Greenberg, new age musician (Shadowfax), dies at 45
  • 1995-09-09 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, dies at 89
  • 1995-09-22 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, folk musician/composer, dies at 62