On This Day

Musicians Born in 1932

  • Jan 12 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, singer and comedian, born in Stepney, London (d. 2020)
  • Jan 14 Grady Tate, American jazz drummer & singer, born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • Jan 15 Enrique Raxach, Dutch composer, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Jan 25 Constance Weldon, American symphonic tuba player (Boston Pops; Concertgebouw) and educator, born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 2020)
  • Jan 26 Coxsone Dodd, Jamaican record producer
  • Jan 31 Rick Hall, country/R&B singer
  • Feb 4 Ivan Davis, Electra Texas, pianist/writer (Hunger, Corn is Green)

Person of interestJohn Williams

Feb 8 John Williams, American composer responsible for some of the most recognizable film scores (Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, India Jones, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), born in NYC, New York

Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
  • Feb 10 Rockin Dopsie Sr [Alton Jay Rubin], American Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), born in Carencro, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • Feb 11 Jerome Lowenthal, pianist/prof (Jerusalem Academy of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 16 Gretchen Wyler, American actress, dancer and animal rights activist (Silk Stockings), born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Feb 16 Otis Blackwell, composer/singer
  • Feb 16 Harry Goz, American musical theatre actor and voice actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Feb 17 Buck Trent, Spartanburg SC, banjoist/singer (Hee Haw)
  • Feb 19 Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 24 Michel Legrand, French composer and jazz musician (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind), born in Paris, France (d. 2019)

  • Feb 25 Faron Young, American country singer and actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • Feb 25 Martin William Karlins, composer

Person of interestJohnny Cash

Feb 26 Johnny Cash, American country singer (I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, A Boy Named Sue), born in Kingsland, Arkansas (d. 2003)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • Feb 28 Donald "Don" Francks, Canadian actor, singer and musician (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • Feb 29 Reri Grist, African-American coloratura soprano
  • Mar 1 Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, born in Jette (d. 2016)
  • Mar 4 Guido Baggiani, composer
  • Mar 4 Miriam Makeba, South African singer and civil rights activist (Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, 1965), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2008)
  • Mar 11 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
  • Mar 15 Arif Mardin, Turkish-American music producer (Atlantic Records, Aretha Franklin, Bee Gees), born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2006)
  • Mar 17 Dick Curless, singer/songwriter
  • Mar 20 Tod Dockstader, composer
  • Mar 21 Joseph Silverstein, American violinist, concertmaster and conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 27 [Herman] Junior Parker, American blues singer and musician (Mystery Train), born in Bobo, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • Apr 1 Jiri Smutny, Czech composer, born in Prague

Person of interestAnthony Perkins

Apr 4 Anthony Perkins, American actor and singer (Psycho, Friendly Persuasion, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

  • Apr 4 Clive Davis, American record producer and music industry executive, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 5 Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter, born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • Apr 7 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, blues SInger
  • Apr 9 Carl Perkins, American singer and songwriter (Blue Suede Shoes), born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 1998)

  • Apr 9 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor, born in Luzern, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • Apr 9 Abdul Mati [Matias Klarwein], French artist best known for his works used on music album covers (Annunciation, Grain of Sand, Bitches Brew, Aleph Sanctuary), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Apr 10 Adrian Henri, British poet and founder of poetry-rock group (Liverpool Scene), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England (d. 2000)
  • Apr 10 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes for You), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • Apr 10 Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, born in Bombay (d. 2017)
  • Apr 11 Max Schubel, American composer (Opus One Records), born in New York (d. 2010)
  • Apr 12 Henri Lazarof, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2013)
  • Apr 12 Tiny Tim [Herbert Khaury], American musician (Tiptoe Through The Tulips), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1996)
  • Apr 13 Karl Kroeger, American composer, born in Louisville, Kentucky

Person of interestLoretta Lynn

Apr 14 Loretta Lynn, American country singer-songwriter (Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Butcher's Hollow, Kentucky

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • Apr 16 Vince Hill, English singer (Roses of Picardy, La Vie en Rose), born in Holbrooks, Coventry, England
  • Apr 17 Graziella Sciutti, Italian opera singer, born in Turin, Italy
  • Apr 17 Arthur "Art" Ellefson, Canadian jazz saxophonist, born in Moose Jaw, Canada
  • Apr 20 Gerry Granahan, American rocker (Dickey Doo & The Dont's), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 22 Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer who won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Music for the piece "Déjà vu", born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Apr 26 Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), born in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France (d. 2018)
  • Apr 27 François Bayle, French electronic music composer, born in Toamasina, Madagascar
  • Apr 27 Petar Ozgijan, Yugoslav composer, born in Dubrovnik, Croatia (d. 1979)
  • Apr 28 Marek Kopelent, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 30 Antón Larrauri, Spanish composer, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • May 2 Malcolm Lipkin, English composer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2017)
  • May 4 Fausto Razzi, Italian composer, born in Rome
  • May 5 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest (d. 2008)
  • May 6 Günther Hauk, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1979)
  • May 7 Derek Taylor, English publicist for the Beatles, born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 1997)
  • May 14 [Donald William] Bob Johnston, American music producer (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash), born in Hillsboro, Texas (d. 2015)
  • May 16 Isaac "Redd" Holt, US drummer (Young-Holt Unlimited-In Crowd)
  • May 19 Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)
  • May 19 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor, born in Joliette, Canada (d. 2006)
  • May 21 Robert Sherlaw Johnson, composer
  • May 24 Elaine Malbin, American opera singer, born in NYC, New York
  • May 28 Henning Christiansen, composer
  • May 30 Pauline Oliveros, composer (Sound Patterns), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • May 30 Seppo Nummi, Finnish composer and music critic, born in Oulu, Finland (d. 1981)
  • Jun 2 Sammy Turner, Patterson, NJ, singer (Lavender Blue Moods)
  • Jun 4 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (The Blues and the Abstract Truth), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • Jun 7 Tina Brooks, American blues and funk saxophonist (True Blue), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1974)
  • Jun 8 Hans G. Helms, German writer and composer, born in Teterow, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Jun 14 Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, American composer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Jun 19 Ernest Ranglin, Jamaican guitarist (Studio One, Jimmy Cliff), born in Manchester, Jamaica
  • Jun 21 Lalo [Boris] Schifrin, Argentine-American jazz pianist and composer (Mission Impossible), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jun 21 O. C Smith, American jazz singer (Little Green Apples), born in Mansfield, Louisiana (d. 2001)
  • Jun 22 Michael Horvit, American composer, born in New York City
  • Jun 27 Hugh Wood, British composer, born in Parbold, Lancashire
  • Jun 27 Anna Moffo, American soprano (Adventurers), born in Wayne, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Jun 27 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, born in Izmir, Turkey (d. 2015)
  • Jun 30 Martin Mailman, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Jul 1 Bobby Day [Robert Byrd], American rock vocalist (Rockin' Robin), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1990)
  • Jul 2 Sammy Turner, vocalist (Lavender Blue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 6 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Jul 7 [Josef] Joe Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (Weather Report - "Birdland") (d. 2007)
  • Jul 11 Alex Hassilev, American actor and folk musician (The Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • Jul 11 Bob McGrath, American musician, voice artist and actor (Sesame Street), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • Jul 11 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter (I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • Jul 13 Per Nørgård, Danish composer (Papalagi; Babette's Feast), born in Gentofte, Denmark

  • Jul 15 Nina Van Pallandt, Danish actress and singer (American Gigolo), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • Jul 16 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jul 17 Niccolo Castiglioni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (1996)
  • Jul 17 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Pianist), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (now Ukraine) (d. 2013)
  • Jul 19 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • Jul 25 Gibson Kente, South African playwright and composer, born in Duncan Village, Eastern Cape (d. 2014)
  • Jul 31 Morey Carr, American singer (Playmates) (d. 1987)
  • Aug 2 Marvin David Levy, American composer (Mourning Becomes Electra), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Aug 5 Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer, born in Velsen, Netherlands (d.1996)
  • Aug 8 Mel Tillis [Lonnie Melvin Tillis], American country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel), born in Pahokee, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Aug 10 Alexander Goehr, composer
  • Aug 12 Sergey Mikhaylovich Slonimsky, composer
  • Aug 16 Eydie Gorme [Edithe Gormezano], American singer (Bossa Nova), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • Aug 23 Mark Russell, American political satirist and pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 24 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer (Three Miró Pieces; Voss), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2009)
  • Aug 27 François Glorieux, Flemish pianist and composer, born in Courtrai, Belgium
  • Aug 28 Carlene Polite, American dancer, activist and author (Sister X), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • Aug 31 Roy Castle, English dancer and television entertainer (Record Breakers), born in Scholes, Yorkshire (d. 1994)
  • Sep 2 Walter Davis Jr., American hard bop pianist (Davis Cup, Illumination), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • Sep 6 Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer, born in Saguenay, Canada (d. 2017)

Person of interestPatsy Cline

Sep 8 Patsy Cline [Virginia Henlsey], American country singer ("Crazy"; "I Fall To Pieces"; "Walkin' After Midnight"), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1963)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • Sep 11 Ian Hamer, British jazz trumpeter and session musician (Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"; Top of the Pops studio band), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • Sep 13 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • Sep 21 Don Preston, American rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 24 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 1998)
  • Sep 25 Glenn Gould, Canadian classical pianist (Bach's Goldberg Variations) and broadcaster (Solitude Trilogy), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1982)
  • Sep 26 Giacomo Manzoni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Sep 27 Mario Bertoncini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2019)
  • Sep 28 Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
  • Sep 29 Jeremy Isaacs, general director (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)

  • Sep 29 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2004)
  • Oct 1 Albert Collins, American blues guitarist (Ice Pickin'; Don't Lose Your Cool; Showdown!), born in Leona, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Oct 8 (Roddis) "Pete" Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • Oct 9 Alfons Kontarsky, German concert pianist (best known for duo-piano performance with his brother, Aloys) and educator, born in Iserlohn, Germany (d. 2010)
  • Oct 11 Dottie West, American country singer (Here Comes My Baby), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • Oct 12 Joel Mandelbaum, American composer, born in New York
  • Oct 13 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • Oct 13 Johnny Lytle, American jazz drummer and vibraphonist, known as "Fast Hands", born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Oct 14 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Oct 15 Jaan Raats, Estonian composer, born in Tartu, Estonia
  • Oct 16 Henry Jay Lewis, American double-bassist and conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic 1948-65), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • Oct 17 Gundaris Poné, Latvian-American violinist, composer, and educator (NYU-New Paltz, 1964-94), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1994)
  • Nov 6 Stonewall Jackson, American country music musician, born in Tabor City, North Carolina
  • Nov 11 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Nov 14 Ramon Zupko, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 15 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1972)
  • Nov 15 [Sally] Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter (Downtown, My Love), born in Epsom, England
  • Nov 20 John Barnes Chance, American composer, born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1972)
  • Nov 21 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Danish composer (Symphony and Antiphony), born in Copenhagen; (d. 2016)
  • Nov 26 Alan Stout, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2018)
  • Nov 28 Ethel L Ennis, US orchestra leader/jazz singer (Once Again)
  • Nov 28 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • Nov 29 Antoine Tisne, composer
  • Nov 29 John Gary [Strader], American singer (Cold), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1998)
  • Dec 1 Matt Monro, English singer (d. 1985)
  • Dec 3 Corry Brokken, Dutch singer (1957 Eurovision)
  • Dec 4 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, born in Puno, Peru (d. 2010)
  • Dec 5 Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], American singer-songwriter and rock 'n' roll pioneer (Tutti Frutti), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • Dec 5 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Dec 9 Jessie Hill, American jazz musician (Ooh Poo Pah Doo), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Dec 14 Abbe Lane, American singer and wife of Xavier Cugat (Xavier Cugat Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 14 Charlie Rich, American country vocalist (Behind Closed Doors), born in Colt, Arkansas (d. 1995)
  • Dec 15 Elaine Barkin, American composer, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Dec 15 Igor Stuhec, Slovenian composer, born in Kremberk
  • Dec 16 Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, composer (Humpback Horse), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Dec 21 Ilja Zeljenka, Slovak composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Dec 28 Dorsey Burnette, rockabilly singer (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • Dec 28 Nichelle Nichols, American actress and singer (Uhura in Star Trek), born in Robbins, Illinois

About 1932

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