Musicians in History (Part 5)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,583

  • 1945-04-25 Michael Kogel, German musician, born in Berlin
  • 1945-05-02 Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
  • 1945-05-08 Keith Jarrett, jazz musician/film composer (Nachtfahrer)
  • 1945-05-10 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician
  • 1945-06-04 Anthony Braxton, jazz musician
  • 1945-06-14 Rod Argent, St Albans United Kingdom, rock musician (The Zombies, Argent)
  • 1945-06-29 Johnnie Richardson, R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe)
  • 1945-08-28 Bob Segarini, Musician and radio personality
  • 1945-08-31 Van Morrison, Northern Irish musician
  • 1945-09-03 George Biondo, rock musician (Steppenwolf), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-09-19 David Bromberg, musician (Demon in Disguise), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-10-05 Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1945-10-09 Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996)
  • 1945-10-14 Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake)
  • 1945-12-12 Alan Ward, rock musician
  • 1945-12-12 Tony Williams, jazz musician
  • 1945-12-24 Lemmy [Ian Kilminster], heavy metal musician (Motorhead), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)

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1946-01-06 Syd Barrett, musician (early Pink Floyd band member), born in Cambridge, England

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • 1946-01-13 Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician
  • 1946-03-01 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Blackburn (d. 2001)
  • 1946-03-09 Jim Cregan, British rock musician
  • 1946-03-24 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk)
  • 1946-03-27 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers)
  • 1946-03-28 Richard Sussman, American jazz musician and composer
  • 1946-05-10 Donovan, Scottish musician
  • 1946-05-11 Plume Latraverse, Quebec singer and musician
  • 1946-05-17 Udo Lindenberg, German musician
  • 1946-05-26 Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993)
  • 1946-05-27 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish musician (d. 2005)
  • 1946-07-22 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1946-08-06 Allan Holdsworth, British musician
  • 1946-08-20 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1946-09-02 Billy Preston, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1946-09-05 Buddy Miles, American musician (The Electric Flag), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • 1946-10-14 Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)
  • 1946-11-11 Len "Chip" Hawkes, English musician (the Tremeloes)
  • 1946-11-20 Ray Stiles, English musician (Mud, The Hollies), born in Guildford
  • 1946-12-15 Carmine Appice, musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-01-04 Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • 1947-01-21 Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
  • 1947-01-29 Marián Varga, Slovak musician
  • 1947-02-02 Derek Shulman, Scottish musician (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow
  • 1947-02-24 Rupert Holmes, English musician
  • 1947-03-04 Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
  • 1947-04-07 Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1947-04-08 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1947-04-28 Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-05-13 Toy Caldwell, rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1947-05-28 Leland Sklar, musician and bass guitarist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1947-06-17 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
  • 1947-07-01 Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947-07-09 Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician
  • 1947-07-17 Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1947-08-05 Rick Zehringer, American musician (McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • 1947-09-23 Don Grolnick, jazz musician
  • 1947-10-01 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), born in London
  • 1947-10-03 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1947-10-11 Al Atkins, West Bromwich UK, English musician (Judas Priest)
  • 1947-10-23 Greg Ridley, English musician (Humble Pie), born in Carlisle, Cumberland (d. 2003)
  • 1947-11-06 Doug Young, musician (Flash In The Pan)
  • 1947-11-12 J. C. [John Charles] Crowley, American musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1947-11-24 Dave Sinclair, English musician (Caravan, Hatfield and the North)
  • 1947-12-04 Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span)
  • 1947-12-12 Ralph Scala, rock musician
  • 1947-12-21 Paco de Lucía, Spanish musician
  • 1948-01-14 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician and producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri

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1948-02-01 Rick James [James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.], American funk musician ("Super Freak"), born in Buffalo New York (d. 2004)

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • 1948-02-20 Billy Zoom, American guitarist (X), born in Savanna, Illinois
  • 1948-03-17 Fran Byrne, musician (Ace), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1948-03-23 David Olney, American musician
  • 1948-05-11 Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
  • 1948-05-12 Steve Winwood, England, musician (A Higher Love, Roll with it)
  • 1948-05-25 Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions)
  • 1948-05-31 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], musician (ELO), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1948-06-06 Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
  • 1948-06-27 Camile Baudoin, American musician
  • 1948-06-29 Dervin Gordon, British musician (The Equals), born in Jamaica
  • 1948-07-28 Gerald Casale, american musician and director (founding member of Devo)
  • 1948-08-14 Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
  • 1948-08-17 Rod MacDonald, American musician
  • 1948-08-24 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
  • 1948-08-27 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
  • 1948-09-11 John Martyn, British musician, born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • 1948-09-19 Mihai Timofti, Director, actor, musician from Moldova-Chisinau
  • 1948-09-22 Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • 1948-10-05 Tawl Ross, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1948-10-10 Ed Volker, American musician
  • 1948-10-13 John Ford Coley, American musician
  • 1948-11-21 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician, born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1948-12-12 Ray Jackson, rock musician
  • 1948-12-17 Jim Alexander, American musician (The Bar-Kays)
  • 1948-12-18 Bill Nelson, English musician (Be Bop Deluxe)
  • 1948-12-21 Willi Resetarits, Austrian musician
  • 1949-02-03 Arthur Kane, American musician
  • 1949-03-25 Neil Jones, musician (Bend Me Shape Me)
  • 1949-05-01 Tim Hodgkinson, English composer and musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1949-05-28 Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
  • 1949-06-14 Jimmy Lea, British musician (Slade)
  • 1949-06-18 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • 1949-07-10 Greg Kihn U.S. pop musician & radio personality.

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 401 - 500 of 563

  • 2006-09-09 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955)
  • 2006-09-21 Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)
  • 2006-10-14 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), dies at 69
  • 2006-11-03 Paul Mauriat, French musician (b. 1925)
  • 2006-12-03 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
  • 2006-12-07 Jay McShann, American musician (b. 1910)
  • 2006-12-23 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (b. 1952)
  • 2007-01-06 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American musician and special-effects artist (b. 1934)
  • 2007-01-12 Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
  • 2007-01-18 Brent Liles, American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
  • 2007-02-03 Pedro Knight, Cuban-American musician, husband of legendary singer Celia Cruz (b. 1921)
  • 2007-02-17 Dermot O'Reilly, Irish-born Canadian musician, producer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2007-02-28 Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (b. 1946)
  • 2007-04-05 Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss)(b. 1956)
  • 2007-04-14 Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2007-07-04 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician (b. 1979)
  • 2007-07-05 George Melly, British jazz & blues musician (b. 1926)
  • 2007-09-03 Carter Albrecht, Musician (b. 1973)
  • 2007-09-05 Thomas Hansen (musician) (b. 1976)
  • 2007-09-09 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 2007-09-11 Joe Zawinul, Austrian musician (b. 1932)
  • 2007-09-15 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (b. 1928)
  • 2007-10-13 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), dies at 64
  • 2007-10-18 Lucky Dube, South African musician (b. 1964)
  • 2007-10-21 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts) (b. 1951)
  • 2007-12-25 Mighty King Kong, Kenyan reggae musician. (b. 1973)
  • 2007-12-31 Markku Peltola, Finnish actor and musician (b. 1956)
  • 2008-01-19 John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1939)
  • 2008-01-25 Evelyn Barbirolli, English musician (b. 1911)
  • 2008-02-24 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), dies at 60
  • 2008-02-28 Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (b. 1943)
  • 2008-03-02 Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966)
  • 2008-03-20 Klaus Dinger, German Musician (b. 1946)
  • 2008-03-22 Cachao López, Cuban mambo musician (b. 1918)
  • 2008-04-12 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], American country musician (Nashville Brass), dies at 83
  • 2008-04-25 Humphrey Lyttelton, Jazz musician and broadcaster, (b. 1921)
  • 2008-06-02 Bo Diddley, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2008-06-08 Šaban Bajramović, Serbian Romani musician (b. 1936)
  • 2008-07-02 Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician (b. 1956)
  • 2008-08-10 Isaac Hayes, American musician and actor (b. 1942)
  • 2008-08-19 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), dies at 46
  • 2008-09-26 Marc Moulin, Belgian musician and journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2008-10-01 Nick Reynolds, American folk musician (The Kingston Trio), dies at 75
  • 2008-10-09 Gidget Gein, American musician (b. 1969)
  • 2008-11-01 Nathaniel Mayer, American soul musician (b. 1944)
  • 2008-11-12 Mitch Mitchell, English musician (b. 1947)
  • 2008-11-24 Kenny MacLean, Scottish musician (Platinum Blonde) (b. 1956)
  • 2008-12-19 Kenny Cox, American jazz musician (b. 1940)
  • 2008-12-27 Delaney Bramlett, American musician (b. 1939)
  • 2009-01-09 Dave Dee, British musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2009-01-20 David Newman, American jazz musician, nicknamed "Fathead" (b. 1933)
  • 2009-01-28 Billy Powell, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 2009-02-15 Joe Cuba, Puerto-Rican musician (b. 1931)
  • 2009-06-03 Sam Butera, American jazz musician (b. 1927)
  • 2009-06-07 Hugh Hopper, British musician (b. 1945)
  • 2009-07-04 Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • 2009-08-07 Mike Seeger, American folk musician (b. 1933)
  • 2009-08-12 Les Paul, American musician (b. 1915)
  • 2009-08-12 Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) American musician and inventor aged 94
  • 2009-08-21 Dean Turner, Australian musician (b. 1972)
  • 2009-08-28 DJ AM [ Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, dies of a drug overdose at 36
  • 2009-09-01 Jake Brockman, British musician (Echo & the Bunnymen), dies in a motorcycle accident at 53
  • 2009-10-12 Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)
  • 2009-10-26 George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2010-01-13 Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)
  • 2010-01-21 Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
  • 2010-02-14 Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
  • 2010-03-04 Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
  • 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, American musician (b. 1950)
  • 2010-04-08 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician (b. 1946)
  • 2010-04-14 Peter Steele, American musician. (b. 1968)
  • 2010-05-24 Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • 2010-06-06 Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • 2010-06-07 Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • 2010-08-12 Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat) (b. 1946)
  • 2010-09-03 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], English musician (ELO), killed by a rolling hay bale at 62
  • 2010-09-15 Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (b. 1949)
  • 2010-10-05 Steve Lee, Swiss musician and vocalist (Gotthard) (b. 1963)
  • 2010-10-07 T Lavitz, American musician (b. 1956)
  • 2010-10-18 Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)
  • 2010-10-25 Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican musician (b. 1951)
  • 2010-11-25 Peter Christopherson English musician and video director/designer (b. 1955)
  • 2010-12-09 James Moody, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • 2010-12-17 Captain Beefheart, American musician (b. 1941)
  • 2010-12-28 Billy Taylor, American musician (b. 1921)
  • 2011-01-04 Mick Karn, Cypriot-born British musician (Japan) (b. 1958)
  • 2011-01-04 Gerry Rafferty, British musician and songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2011-01-24 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Musician, Bharat Ratna Laureate (b. 1922)
  • 2011-01-26 Charlie Louvin, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2011-01-26 Gladys Horton, American musician and singer, member of the group The Marvelettes (b. 1944)
  • 2011-02-06 Gary Moore, Irish musician (b. 1952)
  • 2011-03-08 Mike Starr (musician), American Musician (b. 1966)
  • 2011-03-19 Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)
  • 2011-04-23 Tom King, American songwriter and musician (b. 1943)
  • 2011-05-07 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • 2011-05-27 Gil Scott-Heron, American poet, musician and author (b. 1949)
  • 2011-06-03 Andrew Gold, American singer, musician and songwriter. (b. 1951)
  • 2011-06-11 Seth Putnam, American musician (b. 1968)
  • 2011-07-09 Facundo Cabral, Argentine musician (b. 1937)
  • 2011-08-11 Jani Lane, American heavy metal musician (Warrant) dies of alcohol poisoning aged 47