Musicians in History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,601

  • 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)
  • 1928-07-17 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz musician and composer (peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco (d. 1976)
  • 1928-07-20 Peter Ind, jazz musician
  • 1928-08-08 Don Burrows, Australian musician
  • 1928-09-15 Julian E "Cannonball" Adderley, US jazz hard bop musician (Black Messiah), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1928-10-04 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player
  • 1928-10-22 Clare Fischer, American musician, composer and arranger, born in Durand, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1928-11-10 Ennio Morricone, composer/musician, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1928-12-28 Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (d. 2001)
  • 1929-01-02 Art Prysock, jazz musician
  • 1929-02-04 Paul Burlison, rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), born in Brownsville, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1929-02-25 Tommy Newsom, Va, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show)
  • 1929-03-26 Maurice Simon, jazz musician
  • 1929-07-18 "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1929-09-23 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster
  • 1929-11-19 Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician
  • 1929-12-12 Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician

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1930-03-09 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 1930-03-18 Pat Halcox, British musician, (d. 2013)
  • 1930-03-29 Donny Conn, musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1930-04-24 Jerome Callet, American musician
  • 1930-05-22 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 2013)
  • 1930-08-13 Don Ho, American musician (d. 2007)
  • 1930-08-30 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2004)
  • 1931-01-20 Earl Grant, Idabel, Oklahoma, American musician and singer (Ebb Tide, Winter Wonderland)
  • 1931-05-17 Dewey Redman, jazz musician
  • 1931-10-14 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician (d. 1986)
  • 1931-11-16 Bob Gibson, folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1931-11-16 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician
  • 1931-12-01 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
  • 1931-12-26 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician
  • 1932-04-12 Tiny Tim [ Herbert Khaury], New York, musician, (d. 1996)
  • 1932-07-07 Josef Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (d. 2007)
  • 1932-07-11 Alex Hassilev, actor and musician (Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-09-21 Don Preston, rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1932-11-06 Stonewall Jackson, country music musician, born in Tabor City, North Carolina
  • 1932-11-28 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • 1932-12-09 Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician
  • 1933-03-06 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, folk musician/composer
  • 1933-05-02 Bunk Gardner, musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1933-07-27 Nick Reynolds, folk musician (The Kingston Trio), born in San Diego, California
  • 1933-08-08 Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington, Jr.], American soul musician (Hold What You've Got, I Gotcha), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1982)
  • 1933-08-25 Wayne Shorter, American jazz musician (Weather Report), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1933-11-10 Mack Rice, musician and songwriter (Mustang Sally), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1933-11-29 John Mayall, MacClesfield England, pop musician (Don't Washed Me Time)
  • 1934-03-04 John Duffey, bluegrass musician
  • 1934-03-07 Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer
  • 1934-04-07 Victor Feldman, jazz musician (drums and piano), born in London UK (d. 1987)
  • 1934-04-29 Otis Rush, American musician
  • 1934-08-20 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, South Blend, IN, country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), (d. 2007)
  • 1934-10-26 Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia)
  • 1934-10-30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch musician
  • 1934-11-14 Ellis Marsalis, jazz musician
  • 1934-12-30 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1990)
  • 1935-01-10 Ronnie Hawkins, American musician
  • 1935-02-18 Bosko Petrovic, Croatian jazz musician, founder of the Zagreb Jazz Quartet, born in Bjelovar (d. 2011)
  • 1935-03-30 Karl Berger, German musicologist and musician
  • 1935-04-11 Richard Berry, musician
  • 1935-04-23 Bunky Green, American musician
  • 1936-03-19 Amancio D'Silva, musician
  • 1936-03-24 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1936-04-03 Scott LaFaro, American musician (d. 1961)
  • 1936-04-23 Roy Orbison, rock musician (Pretty Woman), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1988)
  • 1936-06-11 Jud Strunk, American musician and comedian (d. 1981)
  • 1936-06-22 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian musician
  • 1936-06-28 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician
  • 1936-07-13 Albert Ayler, American musician (d. 1970)
  • 1936-08-17 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician-actor (d. 2007)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1936-09-07 Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1936-11-14 Cornell Gunther, musician (Coasters-Poison Ivy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-02-26 Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
  • 1937-03-04 [Bernard Barney Jean] Wilen, musician
  • 1937-03-19 Clarence "Frogman" Henry, musician (You Always Hurt the One You Love)
  • 1937-06-04 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), born in San Benito, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1937-07-19 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, (d. 2014)
  • 1937-08-02 Garth Hudson, Canada, pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival)
  • 1937-08-06 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1937-08-27 Alice Coltrane, jazz musician
  • 1937-11-13 Tabu Ley Rochereau, African musician, born in Bagata, Bandundu, Belgian Congo (d. 2013)
  • 1937-12-30 Paul Stookey, singer and musician (Peter, Paul, & Mary), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1938-01-14 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Ride Your Pony), born in Gert Town, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1938-01-16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
  • 1938-01-31 Daevid Allen, Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), born in Melbourne (d. 2015)
  • 1938-02-25 Ed Cobb, American musician, song-writer and producer (Tainted Love), (d. 1999)
  • 1938-03-24 Holger Czukay, German musician (Can)
  • 1938-04-29 Klaus Voormann, German musician, artist, and record producer
  • 1938-05-11 Carla Bley [Carla Borg], American musician (Escalator Over the Hill), born in Oakland, California
  • 1938-05-28 Prince Buster, Jamaican reggae musician and producer (Madness), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2016)
  • 1938-09-22 Sol Amarfio, Ghanaian musician (Osibisa)
  • 1938-10-29 Peter Stampfel, musician and songwriter (The Holy Modal Rounders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1938-12-28 Richard Sudhalter, British(?) writer/jazz musician
  • 1939-02-01 Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
  • 1939-03-01 Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer, conductor and musician, born in Havana
  • 1939-03-11 Flaco Jiménez, American musician
  • 1939-04-16 John DeLaFose, zydeco Musician
  • 1939-05-11 Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
  • 1939-05-18 Gary S. Paxton, Musician and songwriter (Monster Mash), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • 1939-07-02 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations-My Girl)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 201 - 300 of 571

  • 1996-01-06 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician, dies at 80
  • 1996-01-08 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter, dies at 52
  • 1996-01-14 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician, dies at 50
  • 1996-01-26 Stevie Plunder, Australian musician (b. 1963)
  • 1996-02-07 Isian Kehinde I K Dairo, musician/academic, dies at 65
  • 1996-02-07 Tiny Winters, musician, dies at 87
  • 1996-03-19 Christopher John Magenis Headington, musician, dies at 65
  • 1996-03-22 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), dies from post-operative complications at 50
  • 1996-03-31 Jeffrey Lee Pierce, musician, dies at 37
  • 1996-05-01 William Mitchell Byers, musician, dies on 79th birthday
  • 1996-05-11 Walter Hyatt, #Musician, dies at 46
  • 1996-05-17 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, musician, dies at 61
  • 1996-05-25 Bradley Nowell, American ska musician (Sublime), dies of a heroin overdose at 28
  • 1996-05-26 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician, dies at 45
  • 1996-06-01 Don Grolnick, jazz musician, dies at 48
  • 1996-06-15 Helen Sinclair Glatz, musician, dies at 88
  • 1996-06-20 Jim Ellison, American musician (Material Issue), commits suicide at 32
  • 1996-06-28 Willard F. McMurry, musician, dies at 89
  • 1996-07-11 Louis Gottlieb, musician, dies at 72
  • 1996-07-17 Amancio D'Silva, musician, dies at 60
  • 1996-07-19 Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician, dies at 77
  • 1996-07-28 Harold C Fox, Fashion designer/musician, dies at 86
  • 1996-09-09 William Smith Monroe, bluegrass musician, dies at 84
  • 1996-09-17 Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician, dies at 63
  • 1996-09-28 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, dies at 64
  • 1996-10-02 Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist, dies at 85
  • 1996-10-12 Vernon Elliott, British composer and bassoonist, dies at 84
  • 1996-10-17 Christopher Acland, musician, dies at 30
  • 1996-11-13 William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician, dies at 80
  • 1996-11-13 Bill Doggett, American jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), dies at 80
  • 1996-12-05 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician, dies at 60
  • 1996-12-10 John Duffey, bluegrass musician, dies at 62
  • 1996-12-23 Ronnie Scott, musician/club-owner, dies at 69
  • 1997-01-01 Townes Van Zandt, musician, dies at 52
  • 1997-01-01 Hagood Hardy, Canadian composer and musician (b. 1937)
  • 1997-01-08 Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician, dies at 76
  • 1997-01-22 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster, dies at 66
  • 1997-01-22 Billy Mackenzie, Scottish musician (Associates) (b. 1957)
  • 1997-02-02 Chico Science Francisco Franca, musician, dies at 40
  • 1997-02-18 Eric William Fenby, musician, dies at 90
  • 1997-02-23 Tony Williams, jazz musician, dies at 51
  • 1997-04-29 Keith Ferguson, American blues musician (Fabulous Thunderbirds), dies of overdose at 50
  • 1997-05-29 Jeff Buckley, American musician and singer ( "Hallelujah"), drowns at 30
  • 1997-06-02 Doc Cheatham, jazz musician, dies of stroke at 91
  • 1997-06-12 Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
  • 1997-06-21 Art Prysock, jazz musician, dies at 68
  • 1997-08-02 Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian musician (b. 1938)
  • 1997-08-16 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician (b. 1948)
  • 1997-09-29 Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician, dies at 55
  • 1997-11-05 Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (b. 1959)
  • 1997-11-10 Tommy Tedesco, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 1997-12-14 Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who) (b. 1946)
  • 1997-12-19 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician, dies at 73
  • 1998-01-05 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
  • 1998-01-15 Junior Wells, American blues musician, dies at 63
  • 1998-01-16 David "Junior" Kimbrough, blues musician, dies at 67
  • 1998-02-05 Tim Kelly, American musician dies at 34
  • 1998-02-25 Celestine Tate Harrington, a quadriplegic street musician and writer.
  • 1998-03-12 Judge Dread, English musician (b. 1945)
  • 1998-03-20 George Howard, American jazz saxophone musician
  • 1998-04-01 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death) (b. 1963)
  • 1998-04-05 Cozy Powell, British musician (b. 1947)
  • 1998-05-02 Hideto "hide" Matsumoto, Japanese musician (b. 1964)
  • 1998-05-07 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), dies at 56
  • 1998-07-12 Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician (b. 1907)
  • 1998-10-14 Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
  • 1998-12-25 Bryan MacLean, American singer, musician and songwriter (Love) (b. 1946)
  • 1999-01-23 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (b. 1949)
  • 1999-02-02 David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
  • 1999-02-07 Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)
  • 1999-04-21 Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, American actor and musician (b. 1904)
  • 1999-04-26 Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound) (b. 1957)
  • 1999-05-17 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (b. 1949)
  • 1999-06-02 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  • 1999-06-16 David Edward Sutch, British musician (b. 1940)
  • 1999-06-27 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • 1999-07-03 Mark Sandman, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 1999-07-22 Gar Samuelson, American musician (Megadeth) (b. 1958)
  • 1999-08-16 Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1999-08-25 Rob Fisher, English musician (b. 1956)
  • 1999-09-08 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (b. 1916)
  • 1999-09-19 Ed Cobb, American musician, song-writer and producer (Tainted Love), dies at 61
  • 1999-10-04 Erik Brødreskift (aka Grim), Norwegian black metal musician (b. 1969)
  • 1999-11-18 Doug Sahm, American musician (b. 1941)
  • 1999-12-26 Curtis Mayfield, American musician (b. 1942)
  • 2000-01-02 Nat Adderley, American musician and composer (b. 1931)
  • 2000-02-07 Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
  • 2000-02-12 Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), dies at 70
  • 2000-02-12 Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
  • 2000-03-07 Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2000-03-27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • 2000-05-18 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician and arranger (b. 1946)
  • 2000-05-30 Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2000-05-31 Tito Puente, American musician (b. 1923)
  • 2000-06-14 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • 2000-08-16 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), dies at 60
  • 2000-10-31 Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician (Raphael) (b. 1981)
  • 2001-01-27 Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)
  • 2001-03-10 Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and far right activist (b. 1958)
  • 2001-03-18 John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1935)