Musicians in History (Part 6)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,601

  • 1948-12-18 Bill Nelson, English musician (Be Bop Deluxe)
  • 1948-12-21 Willi Resetarits, Austrian musician
  • 1949-02-03 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), born in New York City (d. 2004)
  • 1949-03-12 Mike Gibbons, Welsh musician and drummer (Badfinger), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2005)
  • 1949-03-25 Neil Jones, musician (Bend Me Shape Me)
  • 1949-05-01 Tim Hodgkinson, English composer and musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1949-05-17 Andrew Latimer, English musician (Camel), born in Guilford
  • 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.
  • 1949-07-28 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), born in London (d. 1980)
  • 1949-08-16 Scott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)
  • 1949-08-20 Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1986)
  • 1949-08-30 Peter Maffay, German musician
  • 1949-09-04 [Adolf] Dado Topić, Croatian musician (Time, Dragonfly), born in Siverić)
  • 1949-09-14 Tommy Seebach, Danish musician (d. 2003)
  • 1949-09-23 Bruce Springsteen, [Boss], Asbury NJ, rock musician (Born in the USA)
  • 1949-10-18 Joe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel)
  • 1949-10-22 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (d. 1990)
  • 1949-10-23 Michael 'Wurzel' Burston, British musician (Motörhead)
  • 1949-10-25 Walter Hyatt, Musician
  • 1949-11-08 Al Berger, American musician (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)
  • 1949-11-29 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1949-12-08 Ray Shulman, British musician, born in Portsmouth
  • 1949-12-15 Adrian Belew, American musician (King Crimson), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1949-12-19 Sebastian, Danish musician
  • 1949-12-25 Joe Louis Walker, American musician
  • 1950-01-23 John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
  • 1950-01-23 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), (d. 2012)
  • 1950-01-28 Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician
  • 1950-02-14 Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
  • 1950-02-25 Emitt Rhodes, musician (Merry-go-Round)
  • 1950-03-25 Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax) (d. 1995)
  • 1950-05-16 Ray Condo, Canadian rockabilly musician
  • 1950-06-19 Ann Wilson, American musician (Heart-What About Love), born in San Diego, California
  • 1950-07-03 Damon Harris, Balt Md, musician (The Temptations-My Girl), (d. 2013)
  • 1950-07-05 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in New York City
  • 1950-08-25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician
  • 1950-09-02 Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
  • 1950-09-28 Laurie Lewis, American musician
  • 1950-09-30 Renato Zero, Italian musician
  • 1950-10-11 Andrew Woolfolk, US pop musician (Earth, Wind & Fire-Shining Star)
  • 1950-11-18 Graham Parker, musician (Live Sparks, Mercury Poisoning)
  • 1950-12-08 Dan Hartman, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, American musician (Edgar Winter Group)
  • 1951-02-04 Dariush Eghbali, Iranian singer and musician
  • 1951-02-14 Michael Doucet, singer/musician (Beausoleil)
  • 1951-03-03 Lindsay Cooper, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel)
  • 1951-03-07 Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • 1951-03-12 Jack Green, Scottish musician (T. Rex, The Pretty Things), born in Glasgow
  • 1951-03-27 Tony Banks, English musician (Genesis), born in East Hoathly, Sussex
  • 1951-03-28 Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician (d. 1995)
  • 1951-04-07 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician (At Seventeen, Society's Child), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-04-14 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician
  • 1951-08-02 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet)
  • 1951-08-14 Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
  • 1951-09-02 Mike Kaminski, English musician (ELO), born in Harrogate
  • 1951-09-26 Stuart Tosh, Scottish musician
  • 1951-11-02 Lindy Morrison, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens)
  • 1951-11-25 Bill Morrissey, American musician
  • 1951-11-29 Roger Troutman, American musician (d. 1999)
  • 1951-12-01 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1951-12-20 Gilbert Montagné, French musician
  • 1951-12-23 Anthony Phillips, English musician (founding member of Genesis), born in London
  • 1952-01-11 Lee Ritenour, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-01-12 Ricky Van Shelton, country musician
  • 1952-02-25 Jerry Chamberlain, American musician
  • 1952-03-17 Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
  • 1952-04-02 Leon Wilkerson, rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1952-04-19 Andy Shernoff, American musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York
  • 1952-05-10 Lee Brilleaux, Durban South Africa, British musician (Dr Feelgood)
  • 1952-05-26 David Meece, Christian musician
  • 1952-05-31 Karl Bartos, German musician (Kraftwerk, Electronic)
  • 1952-06-05 Daniel Katzen, American classical musician

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1952-06-12 Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders), born in Hereford, England (d. 1983)

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
  • 1952-07-01 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • 1952-07-02 Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1952-07-06 Jesse Harms, musician, of REO Speedwagon
  • 1952-07-14 Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2, American Musician (Devo), (d. 2014)
  • 1952-07-15 Johnny Thunders, American musician (d. 1991)
  • 1952-08-11 Bob Mothersbaugh, AKA Bob 1, American Musician (DEVO)
  • 1952-08-13 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (d. 2007)
  • 1952-08-22 Peter Laughner, American musician (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (d. 1977)
  • 1952-09-09 Manuel Göttsching, German musician (Ash Ra Tempel)
  • 1952-09-12 Neil Peart, Canada, musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings)
  • 1952-09-13 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People)
  • 1952-09-22 Gary Holton, English actor and musician (d. 1985)
  • 1952-09-24 Mark Sandman, American musician (Morphine), (d. 1999)
  • 1952-10-16 Boogie Mosson, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1952-11-23 Bill Troiano, musician
  • 1953-02-20 Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)
  • 1953-02-22 Graham Lewis, English musician (Wire)
  • 1953-03-07 Jules Shear, rock musician
  • 1953-03-08 Bob Brozman, American musician
  • 1953-03-11 Bernie LaBarge, Canadian musician
  • 1953-03-31 Dennis Kamakahi, Grammy Award-winning musician (d. 2014), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1953-04-06 Christopher Franke, German musician and composer
  • 1953-04-19 Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger)
  • 1953-04-28 Kim Gordon, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • 1953-06-07 Johnny Clegg, South African musician "The White Zulu", born in Bacup, Lancashire

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 501 - 571 of 571

  • 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
  • 2011-08-13 Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish musician (b. 1952)
  • 2011-10-05 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), dies at 67
  • 2011-10-10 Jagjit Singh, Indian Musician, Ghazal Maestro, Padma Bhusan awardee (b. 1941)
  • 2011-11-27 Sultan Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 71
  • 2011-12-06 Dobie Gray, American musician and singer ("Drift Away"), dies at 71
  • 2012-01-16 Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), died of heart failure at 71
  • 2012-01-17 Johnny Otis, R&B musician and talent scout, known as the godfather of rhythm and blues, dies at 90
  • 2012-01-26 Clare Fischer, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 83
  • 2012-02-08 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician, dies from lung cancer at 62
  • 2012-02-25 Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79

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2012-02-29 Davy Jones, English musician, dies from heart attack at 66

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones
  • 2012-03-28 Earl Scruggs, American bluegrass musician, dies from natural causes at 88
  • 2012-04-19 Levon Helm, American rock musician, dies from throat cancer at 71
  • 2012-05-29 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, dies from complications following surgery at 89
  • 2012-06-07 Bob Welch, American musician, commits suicide by gunshot at 66
  • 2012-07-16 Jon Lord, English musician, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 71
  • 2012-08-15 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), commits suicide at 56

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2012-12-11 Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • 2013-03-07 Kevin Ball, English Jazz musician, dies from pneumonia at 82
  • 2013-03-07 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • 2013-03-07 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies at 82
  • 2013-04-10 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76
  • 2013-04-26 George Jones, American country musician, dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81

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2013-07-13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • 2013-07-17 Peter Appleyard, British-born Canadian musician, dies from natural causes at 84
  • 2013-08-05 George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • 2013-08-20 Marian McPartland, English-born American Jazz musician, dies at 95
  • 2013-10-08 Philip Chevron, Irish musician, dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • 2013-10-27 Lou Reed, American musician, dies from liver disease at 71
  • 2013-10-30 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • 2013-11-30 Tabu Ley Rochereau, African musician, dies at 76
  • 2014-01-03 Phillip "Phil" Everly, American musician ("The Everly Brothers")
  • 2014-02-17 Bob Casale, American musician, dies from heart failure at 61
  • 2014-04-11 Jesse Winchester, American musician and songwriter, dies from bladder cancer at 69
  • 2014-04-28 Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning musician, dies from lung cancer at 61
  • 2014-06-18 Johnny Mann, American Grammy-award winning musician, dies at 85
  • 2014-07-16 Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, dies at 70
  • 2014-09-09 Robert 'Trob' Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49
  • 2014-09-17 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, dies from complications from a heart attack at 77
  • 2014-10-04 Paul Revere, American musician, dies from cancer at 76
  • 2014-11-01 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), dies at 48
  • 2014-11-22 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89

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2014-12-22 Joe Cocker, English rock musician (With a Little Help from My Friends), dies of lung cancer at 70

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker
  • 2015-01-13 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), dies at 70
  • 2015-01-20 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), dies at 70
  • 2015-01-31 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), dies at 78
  • 2015-03-13 Daevid Allen, Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), dies at 77
  • 2015-07-15 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), dies at 97
  • 2015-09-02 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), dies at 85
  • 2015-10-20 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, dies at 89
  • 2015-11-10 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Ride Your Pony), dies at 77
  • 2015-12-03 Scott Weiland, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), dies at 48
  • 2015-12-08 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum] American Rockabilly musician, dies at 91
  • 2015-12-28 Lemmy [Ian Kilminster], heavy metal musician (Motorhead), dies at 70
  • 2016-03-10 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • 2016-04-02 Gato Barbieri, Argentinian Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), dies at 83

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

  • 2016-06-23 Ralph Stanley, American bluegrass musician, dies at 89
  • 2016-06-27 Mack Rice, musician and songwriter (Mustang Sally), dies at 82
  • 2016-07-17 Gary S. Paxton, American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash), dies at 77
  • 2016-07-20 Wayne Carson, American country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), dies at 73
  • 2016-08-22 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, dies at 94
  • 2016-09-08 Prince Buster [Cecil Campbell], Jamaican-born reggae musician and producer (Madness), dies at 78
  • 2016-09-21 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, dies at 67
  • 2016-11-13 Leon Russell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), dies at 74
  • 2017-01-08 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), dies at 75
  • 2017-01-31 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), dies at 72