On This Day

Musicians Born in 1933

  • Jan 1 Anders Bo Leif Linde, Swedish composer
  • Jan 1 Bo Linde, Swedish neo-classical composer, born in Gävle, Sweden (d. 1970)
  • Jan 10 Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Jan 11 Goldie Hill, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Karnes County, Texas
  • Jan 17 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], French-Italian actress (The Sixth Day), singer (Bambino), and Miss Egypt 1954, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1987)
  • Jan 20 Ron Townson, American rock vocalist (The 5th Dimension - "Up, Up And Away"), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • Jan 22 Jean-Louis Viale, French jazz drummer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1984)
  • Jan 23 Chita Rivera, American actress (West Side Story, Sweet Charity), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 23 Joel Spiegelman, American composer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 24 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!), born in Bluefield, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • Jan 29 Sacha Distel, French singer ("Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" cover), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • Jan 30 Richard Dufallo, American clarinetist & conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Feb 1 Sadao Watanabe, Japanese jazz and bossa nova saxophonist, and flute player, born in Utsunomiya, Japan
  • Feb 2 Tony Jay, British-American stage, screen, and voice actor (Twins; The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Frollo"), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • Feb 5 Ron Wilson, US percussionist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Feb 8 Elly Ameling, Rotterdam Holland, soprano (Ilya-Idomeneo)
  • Feb 9 Maria Dybbro, Danish jazz saxophonist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Feb 10 Don Wilson, American guitarist (The Ventures - "Hawaii 5-0 Theme"), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 14 Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, Russian composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2008)
  • Feb 14 Bertram Turetzky, American classical, jazz, klezmer double bassist, composer, pedagogue, and author (The Contemporary Contrabass) born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Feb 18 Elly Belder-Ameling, Dutch soprano

Yoko Ono

Feb 18 Yoko Ono Lennon, Japanese artist, poet, singer, and second wife of John Lennon born in Tokyo, Empire of Japan

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Feb 20 Charles Kynard, American soul, jazz, and funk Hammond B-3 organ player (Reelin' With The Feelin'), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Feb 20 Jan Henrik Kayser, Norwegian concert pianist (Grieg Prize, 1978), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 2016)

Nina Simone

Feb 21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and civil rights activist (“Mississippi Goddam”; “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”, “Feeling Good”; “Wild Is The Wind”), born in Tyron, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone
  • Feb 21 Bob Rafelson, American film director, screenwriter and producer (Five Easy Pieces, The Monkees), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 22 Louise Lopez, American disco singer (Odyssey -"Native New Yorker"; "Use It Up And Wear It Out"), born in Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • Feb 24 David "Fathead" Newman, American jazz saxophonist (Ray Charles - "The Right Time"), born in Corsicana, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Mar 1 Istvan Lang, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest
  • Mar 3 Marco Antonio Munoz, Mexican spanish singer (Murmullos)
  • Mar 4 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], Dutch singer
  • Mar 5 Norbert Linke, German composer
  • Mar 6 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, English folk musician and composer
  • Mar 8 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, born in Kilgore, Texas (d. 1986)
  • Mar 9 Lloyd Price, American R&B singer ("Lawdy Miss Clawdy"; "Stagger Lee"; "Personality"), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 2021) [1]
  • Mar 9 W. Francis McBeth, American composer (Of Sailors and Whales), conductor, and pedagogue (Ouachita Baptist University, 1957-96), born in Ropesville, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Mar 9 Anatoly Kremer, Russian composer and conductor (Eksperiment), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2015)
  • Mar 10 Bernadetta Matuszczak, Polish composer
  • Mar 13 Mike Stoller, American composer (Lieber & Stoller-Hound Dog, Charlie Brown), born in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York

Quincy Jones Jr

Mar 14 Quincy Jones (Jr.), American jazz trumpeter. composer, arranger, record producer (Michael Jackson; Frank Sinatra; "We Are The World"), and film producer (The Color Purple), born in Chicago, Illinois

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • Mar 15 Cecil Percival Taylor, American pianist and poet (University of Wisconsin)
  • Mar 15 Ronald Roseman, American composer
  • Mar 18 Dayton "Bones" Howe, American record producer and sound engineer (The 5th Dimension; The Association; Tom Waits), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 20 Jacquez Guyonnet, Swiss composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Mar 23 Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman), in Birmingham, England
  • Mar 23 Dave Frishberg, American jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist ("I'm Just A Bill"), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar 24 David Harries, Welsh composer (Epithalamium), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2003)
  • Mar 28 Vincente "Tete" Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1997)
  • Apr 4 Seoirse Bodley, Irish composer and professor of music (University College Dublin), born in Dublin
  • Apr 8 Jaroslav Smolka, Czech composer
  • Apr 10 Philip Corner, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 10 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese author and lyricist (Sukiyaki), born in Asakusa, Tokyo (d. 2016)
  • Apr 12 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2018)
  • Apr 13 Shani Wallis, Irish-American singer and actress (Oliver), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England
  • Apr 14 Morton Subotnick, American composer (Wild Bull), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Roy Clark, American country and bluegrass singer, guitarist, and banjo player (Hee Haw; The Tonight Show), born in Meherrin, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • Apr 16 Perry Botkin Jr, American arranger, composer ("Nadia's Theme"), and producer (Incredible Bongo Band), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021)
  • Apr 21 Ian Carr, Scottish jazz musician (Nucleus), born in Dumfries, Scotland (d. 2009)
  • Apr 24 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter ("Cry to Me"), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2007)
  • Apr 25 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller - "Hound Dog"; "Jailhouse Rock"; "Is That All There Is?"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • Apr 28 Karl Heinz Wahren, German pianist and composer, born in Bonn, Germany
  • Apr 28 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, American jazz drummer, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1994)
  • Apr 29 Darijan Božič, Slovenian composer and conductor, born in Slavonski Brod, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2018)
  • Apr 29 Raymond Hill, American tenor saxophonist (Kings of Rhythm), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • Apr 29 Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter ("Love's Been Good to Me"; "Jean"; "Without A Worry In The World"), and poet (Lonesome Cities), born in Oakland, California (d. 2015)

Willie Nelson

Apr 29 Willie Nelson, American country singer-songwriter ("Crazy"; "On the Road Again"; ), born in Abbott, Texas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • May 2 Bunk Gardner [John Guarnera], American saxophone and woodwind player (Mothers Of Invention), born in Cleveland, Ohio

James Brown

May 3 James Brown, American R&B, gospel, soul and funk singer known as 'The Godfather of Soul' ("Sex Machine"; "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"; "Hot Pants"),, born in Barnwell, South Carolina (d. 2006)

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • May 7 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer ‘the Nightingale of Kosovo’ and actress, born near Malishevë, Kosovo (d. 2020)
  • May 12 (Antoni) "Ton" Hartsuiker, Dutch pianist, composer, broadcaster, and educator, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • May 13 Alden Ashforth, composer
  • May 13 Stig Gustav Schonberg, composer
  • May 14 Frank Harte, Irish singer and song collector
  • May 21 Maurice André, French classical trumpeter and baroque revivalist, born in Alès, France (d. 2012)
  • May 21 Gene “Joe” Byrd, American jazz bassist (Charlie Byrd Trio), born in Chuckatuck, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • May 22 Don Estelle [Ronald Edwards], British actor and singer (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), born in Crumpsall, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • May 23 John Browning, American pianist (Leventritt Award, 1956), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2003)
  • May 23 Gary Burden, American artist and pioneer of album cover art (Neil Young; Graham Nash; The Doors), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • May 29 Helmuth Rilling, German conductor (founder of the Gächinger Kantorei), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Jun 2 Bob Rozario, American pianist (Louis Prima), and orchestra leader (Bobby Darin; Tony Orlando; Donny & Marie), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2013)
  • Jun 15 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer ("Marianne"), born in Pola, Istria, Italy (now Croatia) (d. 2005)
  • Jun 17 Christian Ferras, French violinist and conductor, born in Le Touquet, France (d. 1982)
  • Jun 18 [Charles] Tommy Hunt, American soul singer (Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You"; "Lovers Never Say Goodbye"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 18 Colin Brumby, Australian composer (Fibonacci Variations), conductor (Queensland Opera, 1968-71), and educator, born in Melbourne (d. 2018)
  • Jun 20 Danny Aiello, American stage and screen actor (Moonstruck; Do the Right Thing; Broadway Danny Rose), and singer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jun 22 Libor Pešek, Czech conductor (Czech Philharmonic; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 26 Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (La Scala, 1969-86; London Symphony, 1979-87; Berlin Philharmonic, 1989-2002), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • Jun 28 Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson, composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Jul 2 David Lewin, American composer, born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • Jul 9 Nodar Gabunia, Georgian composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 2000)
  • Jul 10 Jerry Herman, American musical theater composer (Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jul 14 Del Reeves, American country music singer and guitarist, born in Sparta, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Jul 15 Frederico Davia, opera singer
  • Jul 15 Julian Bream, English classical guitarist and lutenist, born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • Jul 16 Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops), born in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Jul 18 R. Murray Schafer, Canadian composer (Patria), music educator, and environmentalist, born in Sarnia, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • Jul 20 Buddy Knox, American rock vocalist ("Party Doll"; "Lovey Dovey"), born in Happy, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Jul 20 José Vicente Asuar, Chilean electronic music composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2017)
  • Jul 22 Bertice Reading, American stage and screen actress and singer (The Jazz Train; Requiem For A Nun; Moon In The Gutter), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Jul 27 Nick Reynolds, American folk singer, tenor guitarist, and bongo player (The Kingston Trio, 1957-67 - "Tom Dooley"; "M.T.A."), born in San Diego, California (d. 2008)
  • Aug 4 Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch choreographer/ballet dancer (Painted Birds) (d. 2012)
  • Aug 8 Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington, Jr.], American soul musician ("Hold What You've Got"; "I Gotcha"), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1982)
  • Aug 11 Justin Connolly, composer
  • Aug 11 Tamas Vasary, pianist/conductor
  • Aug 15 Bobby Helms [Robert Lee Helms], American country music singer (Jingle Bell Rock), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • Aug 15 Floyd Ashton, American singer (The Tams), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 16 Gary Clarke [Clarke F. L'Amoreaux], American actor (Hondo -"Captain Richards"; The Virginian -"Steve"), singer ("Tomorrow May Never Come"), and screenwriter (Get Smart), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 17 Mark Dinning, American pop singer (Teen Angel), born in Manchester, Oklahoma (d. 1986)
  • Aug 21 Janet Baker, English mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave), born in Hatfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Aug 25 Wayne Shorter, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Weather Report), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 26 Ida Gotkovsky, French pianist, composer (Poème du feu), and teacher, born in Calais, France
  • Aug 29 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2009)
  • Aug 30 Arne Mellnäs, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 2002)
  • Sep 1 Conway Twitty [Harold Jenkins], American country and rockabilly singer-songwriter ("Linda On My Mind"; "There's a Honky Tonk Angel (Who'll Take Me Back In)"), born in Friars Point, Mississippi (d. 1993)
  • Sep 1 Marshall Lytle, American Hall of Fame rock bassist (Comets), born in Old Fort, North Carolina (d. 2013)
  • Sep 2 Rick Lewis, American doo-wop tenor (The Silhouettes - "Get A Job"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Sep 3 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, born in Reutlingen (d. 2011)
  • Sep 3 Tompall Glaser, American singer (Glaser Brothers - "Getting To Me Again"), born in Spalding, Nebraska (d. 2013)
  • Sep 5 Vincent McDermott, American composer, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Sep 8 Eric Salzman, American composer (New Musical Theater), born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • Sep 8 Asha Bhonsle, Indian playback singer, born in Sangli, British India
  • Sep 15 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor, born in Burgos, Spain (d. 2014)
  • Sep 18 (James Frederick) "Jimmie" Rodgers, American pop singer and guitarist ("Honey Comb" ; “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again”), born in Camas, Washington (d. 2021)
  • Sep 18 Manfred Niehaus, German composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Sep 22 Leonardo Balada, Catalan American composer, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Sep 24 Mel Taylor, American rock drummer (The Ventures - "Walk, Don't Run"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 25 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • Sep 25 Ian Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter (Ian & Sylvia), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Sep 30 Emily "Cissy" Houston [née Drinkard], American soul and gospel singer, and Whitney's mother, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 1 Olga Pozzi Escot, Peruvian-American composer and musicologist, born in Lima, Peru
  • Oct 2 Dimiter Khristov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2017)
  • Oct 2 Phill Niblock, American composer, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • Oct 2 (Albert Ronald) "Ronnie" Ross, Scottish jazz and session baritone saxophonist, born in Calcutta, India (2 October 1933 (d. 1991)
  • Oct 13 Adam Kaczyński, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2010)
  • Oct 17 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian singer-songwriter, and Dominican nun known as 'The Singing Nun' ("Dominique"), born in Laeken, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • Oct 18 Jacques Charpentier, French organist and composer (72 études karnatiques), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • Oct 27 Floyd Cramer, American Country Music Hall of Fame pianist (Last Date; On the Rebound), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • Nov 3 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), born in York, England (d. 2011)
  • Nov 6 Joseph Pope, American singer (Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • Nov 7 George Tibbits, Australian composer, born in Boulder, Western Australia (d. 2008)
  • Nov 10 Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter ("Mustang Sally"; "Respect Yourself"), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • Nov 10 Bobby Rush, American Blues musician, composer and singer (Rawer than Raw), born in Homer, Louisiana
  • Nov 11 Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Nov 16 Garnet Mimms, American singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby), born in Ashland, West Virginia
  • Nov 21 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Nov 23 Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer ("Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima"), born in Dębica, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Nov 25 Ramiro Cortés Jr., American composer, born in Dallas, Texas (c. 1984)

Robert Goulet

Nov 26 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • Nov 29 John Mayall, British blues musician (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers), born in Macclesfield, England
  • Nov 29 John Lamb, American jazz double bassist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in Vero Beach, Florida
  • Dec 1 Lou Rawls, American soul singer-songwriter and producer ("You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Natural Man"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • Dec 1 Violetta Verdy, French ballerina and teacher, born in Pont-l'Abbé, Brittany (d. 2016)
  • Dec 5 Bernard van Beurden, Dutch composer and music educator, born in Amsterdam (d. 2016)
  • Dec 6 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), born in Czernica, Poland (d. 2010)
  • Dec 12 Manu Dibango, Cameroonian musician (Soul Makossa), born in Douala, French Cameroon (d. 2020)
  • Dec 13 Lou Adler, American music executive, director, producer, and co-owner of the famous Roxy Theatre, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Dec 14 Leo Wright, American jazz saxophone and flute player (Dizzy Gillespie;; Blues Shout; I Left My Heart In San Francisco), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 1991)
  • Dec 15 Jesse Belvin, American rock vocalist (Mr Easy), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1960)
  • Dec 16 Johnny "Hammond" Smith, American jazz and bop organist (Wild Horses Rock Steady), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • Dec 20 Gordon Getty, American composer, businessman and heir of J. Paul Getty, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 21 Miklos Kocsar, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary
  • Dec 29 "Prez" Kenneth [Kidd], American blues singer and bass guitarist ("Devil Dealing"), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Dec 30 Perry Ford [Brian Pugh], British pop singer, session musician and songwriter (The Ivy League - "Tossing And Turning"), born in Lincoln, England (d. 1999)
  • Dec 31 Fred F. Carter Jr., American country session guitarist, singer, producer and composer (Nashville's "A-Team"), born in Winnsboro, Louisiana (d. 2010)

About 1933

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