On This Day

Musicians Born in 1935

  • Jan 1 Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor
  • Jan 6 Nino Tempo [Antonino LoTempio], American session saxophonist and pop vocalist ("Deep Purple"; "Sister James"), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Jan 6 Paul Wilson, American doo-wop baritone singer (Flamingos, 1953-64 - "I Only Have Eyes For You"; "Lovers Never Say Goodbye"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • Jan 7 Noam Sheriff, Israeli composer, born in Ramat Gan, Israel (d. 2018)
  • Jan 7 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist, born in Huntington, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 7 Tommy Johnson, American orchestral tubist (Jaws theme), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)

Elvis Presley

Jan 8 Elvis Presley, American King of Rock and Roll ("Hound Dog"; "Love Me Tender"; "Heartbreak Hotel"; "Suspicious Minds"), and actor (Jailhouse Rock; King Creole), born in Tupelo Mississippi (d. 1977)

  • Jan 8 Ian Bargh, Scottish-born Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Prestwick, Scotland (d. 2012)
  • Jan 9 Buddy Scott, American blues guitarist, born in Goodman, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • Jan 10 Georg Katzer, German composer (electro-acoustic music), born in Habelschwerdt, Silesia (d. 2019)
  • Jan 10 Sherrill Milnes, American operatic baritone, born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Jan 10 Ronnie Hawkins, American-Canadian rock musician, born in Huntsville, Arkansas
  • Jan 10 Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), born in Macon, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Jan 11 Chuck Barksdale, American baritone doo-wop singer (The Dells - "I Can Sing a Rainbow"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Jan 12 William Lee Gloden, American country music singer (Oak Ridge Boys), born in Brewton, Alabama
  • Jan 15 Malcolm Frager, American concert pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • Jan 19 [Augustus] Owsley Stanley III, American audio engineer and LSD cook who worked with the Grateful Dead, born in Kentucky (d. 2011)
  • Jan 26 Peter Ronnefeld, German composer and conductor (Die Nachtausgabe), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Jan 26 Zbigniew Penherski, Polish composer (Little Music for the End of Century), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2019)
  • Jan 28 Leonid Hrabovsky, Ukrainian-American contemporary classical composer (Meditation and Pathetic Recitative; Symphonic Frescoes), born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)e
  • Jan 31 Bojidar Dimov, Bulgarian pianist and composer ( Die Hochzeit von Susa), born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2003)
  • Feb 3 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, rock guitarist
  • Feb 5 Alex Harvey, rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
  • Feb 10 Salvator Pueyo, Spanish composer (Abstracciones), and educator (Barcelona Conservatory, 1987-present), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Feb 10 Theodore Antoniou, Greek conductor and composer (Paean, Celebration), born in Athens (d. 2018)
  • Feb 11 Bent Lorentzen, Danish orchestral, electronic, and opera composer, born in Stenvad, Denmark (d. 2018)
  • Feb 11 Gene Vincent [Vincent Eugene Craddock], American rock guitarist and vocalist ("Be-Bop-A-Lula"), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1971)
  • Feb 12 Gene McDaniels, American vocalist ("A Hundred Pounds Of Clay"), songwriter ("I Feel Like Making Love") and actor (Young Swingers), born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • Feb 16 Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, American musician, vocalist (Sonny & Cher - "I Got You Babe"), songwriter ("Bang Bang"; "Needles and Pins"), actor (Hairspray), and politician (US Congress (R)-CA, 1995-98), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1998)
  • Feb 17 Johnny Bush, American country singer, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2020)
  • Feb 18 Bosko Petrovic, Croatian jazz musician, founder of the Zagreb Jazz Quartet, born in Bjelovar (d. 2011)
  • Feb 18 Sergei Cortez, Chilean-Belarusian composer (Jubilee and The Bear; Giordano Bruno), born in San Antonio, Chile (d. 2016)
  • Feb 20 Raven Wilkinson, American ballerina, first African American woman to dance with major ballet company, born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • Feb 27 Alberto Remedios, British opera & concert singer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2016)
  • Feb 27 Mirella Freni, Italian lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Mar 4 Nancy Whiskey [Anne Wilson], Scottish folk singer and guitarist ("Freight Train"), born in Dalmarnock, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2003)
  • Mar 12 Helga Pilarczyk, German soprano (Salome; Lulu), born in Schöningen, Germany (d. 2011)
  • Mar 14 Jo van den Booren, Dutch composer, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Mar 16 Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
  • Mar 17 Adam Wade, American pop singer (The Writing On The Wall), actor (Kiss Me Goodbye), and 1st US Black game show host (Musical Chairs), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 20 Sam Lay, American drummer and vocalist (Original Thunderbirds; Howlin' Wolf; Bob Dyan; Paul Butterfield), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d, 2022)
  • Mar 21 Antonio Membrado, Spanish-French classical guitarist and composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2016)
  • Mar 22 Danny Ray, American MC, stage manager, valet and "cape man" for soul singer James Brown, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2021)
  • Mar 24 Carol Kaye, American session bassist (Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Simon & Garfunkel), born in Everett, Washington
  • Mar 25 (Juan) "Johnny" Pacheco, Dominican-American salsa flutist, bandleader, composer, record producer and label executive (Fania Records), born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (d. 2021) [1]
  • Mar 29 Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer ("Heartbeat"; "Softly, Softly"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1996)
  • Mar 30 Gordon Mumma, American pianist, composer, and educator (University of California, 1975-94), born in Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Mar 30 John Charles Eaton, American composer, born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • Mar 30 Karl Berger, German jazz pianist, vibraphone player, and musicologist, born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Mar 31 Herb Alpert, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (Tijuana Brass - "This Guy's In Love With You"), and record executive (A & M), born in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 2 Warner Mark [McPherson], American country music singer-songwriter (Sittin' on a Rock (Cryin' in a Creek)); Talkin' to the Wall), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2022)
  • Apr 4 François-Bernard Mâche, French composer, born in Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Apr 5 Peter Grant, English rock band manager (Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin), born in South Norwood, England (d. 1995)
  • Apr 7 Bobby Bare, American country singer ("500 Miles Away From Home"; "Come Sundown"; "Marie Laveau"), born in Ironton, Ohio
  • Apr 9 Aulis Sallinen, Finnish composer, born in Salmi, Russia
  • Apr 9 Reuben Wilson, American jazz organist ("Got to Get Your Own"), born in Mounds, Oklahoma
  • Apr 10 Jorge Mester, Mexican conductor (Louisville Orchestra, 1967-79), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Apr 11 Father Abraham [Pierre Kartner], Dutch singer (Smurf Song), born in Elst, Netherlands
  • Apr 11 Richard Berry, American doo-wop bass vocalist and songwriter ("Louie, Louie"), born in Extension, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • Apr 15 Gene Cherico, American jazz bassist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1994)
  • Apr 16 Bobby Vinton, American pop singer, known as "The Polish Prince" ("Roses Are Red (My Love)"; "Blue Velvet"; "My Melody Of Love"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 16 Haskell Sadler, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1994)
  • Apr 18 Paul A. Rothchild, American record producer (produced Janis Joplin's final album Pearl), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)

Dudley Moore

Apr 19 Dudley Moore, English comedian, actor (10; Arthur; Bedazzled), jazz pianist, and composer, born in London (d. 2002)

  • Apr 21 Pat Rebillot, American jazz and session pianist, arranger, and composer (Herbie Mann), born in Louisville, Ohio
  • Apr 22 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (Miles Davis Quintet, 1955-63; Wynton Kelly Trio, 1963-68), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • Apr 22 W. S. "Fluke" Holland, American rockabilly drummer (Sun Records), born in Saltillo, Tennessee (d. 2020)
  • Apr 23 Vernice "Bunky" Green, American jazz saxophonist (Healing The Pain), and educator, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 23 Milton Banana [Antônio de Souza], Brazilian bossa nova jazz drummer (João Gilberto and Stan Getz), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1998)
  • Apr 29 Otto Zykan, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2006)
  • Apr 29 Otis Rush, American blues musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), born in Philadelphia. Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • May 5 Edward "Kidd" Jordan, American jazz saxophonist and music educator, born in Crowley, New Orleans
  • May 9 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), born in Lahoma, Oklahoma (d. 2018)
  • May 10 Henry Fambrough, American singer (The Spinners - "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love?"; "The Rubberband Man"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 10 Larry Williams, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Dizzy, Miss Lizzie"; "Slow Down"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1980)
  • May 11 Christopher "Kit" Lambert, British record producer and manager of The Who, born in Knightsbridge, London (d. 1981)
  • May 12 Gary Peacock, American jazz bassist (Keith Jarrett Trio), born in Burley, Idaho (d. 2020)
  • May 13 Nigel Butterley, Australian pianist, composer (The True Samaritan), educator, and radio broadcaster. born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2022) [1]
  • May 13 Yizhak Sadai, Israeli composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2019)
  • May 13 Dominic Cossa, American baritone, born in Jessup, Pennsylvania
  • May 15 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "It's Not Unusual"), born in Madras, India (d. 1986)
  • May 15 (Bruce) "Utah" Phillips, American folk singer-songwriter ("Green Rolling Hills"; "The Goodnight-Loving Trail") storyteller, poet, and labor organizer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • May 21 Terry Lightfoot, British clarinetist and bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen), born in Potters Bar, England (d. 2013)
  • May 22 Barry Rogers, American jazz, salsa, and session trombonist (Eddie Palmiere; Fania All-Stars; Chaka Khan; Todd Rundgren), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 1991)
  • May 24 Valerie Capers, American jazz pianist, composer ("Sing About Love"; "Sojourner"), and educator, born in New York City
  • May 27 Elias Gistelinck, Flemish composer
  • May 27 Ramsey Lewis, American Grammy Award-winning jazz-pop pianist ("The In Crowd", "Wade in the Water"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 27 Mal Evans, British Beatles roadie and assistant, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1976)
  • May 29 Sylvia Robinson, American singer (Mickey & Sylvia - "Love Is Strange"; solo - "Pillow Talk"), record producer, and record label executive (Sugar Hill Records), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2011)
  • May 31 Albert "Tootie" Heath, American jazz hard bop drummer (John Coltrane; Art Farmer; Jimmy Heath; Tete Montoliu, Yusef Lateef), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 3 Ted Curson, American jazz tumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jun 5 Peter Schat, Dutch opera composer (Labyrint, Houdine, Symposion), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Jun 5 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer, born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (d. 2017)
  • Jun 6 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)
  • Jun 6 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, born in St. Louis (d. 1979)
  • Jun 19 Tommy Devito, American rock baritone vocalist and guitarist (Four Seasons - "Sherry"), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Jun 24 Terry Riley, American minimalist composer (In C; A Rainbow In Curved Air), born in Colfax, California
  • Jun 24 Jiří Teml, Czech composer (People and Sources Symphony), born in Vimperk, Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 25 Eddie Floyd, American singer and composer (California Girl, Falcons), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jun 25 Kurt Schwertsik, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jun 29 Johnnie Richardson, American R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1988)
  • Jul 1 James Cotton, American blues vocalist and harmonica player, born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 2017)
  • Jul 2 Gilbert Kalish, American pianist and professor (SUNY Stony Brook), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 8 Steve Lawrence [Sidney Leibowitz], American singer ("Go Away Little Girl"), and actor (The Lonely Guy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 9 Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (exponent of nueva canción), born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina (d. 2009)
  • Jul 9 Frank Wright, American free jazz saxophonist, born in Grenada, Mississippi (d. 1990)
  • Jul 11 Frederick Hemke, American classical saxophonist and educator, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2019)
  • Jul 17 P D Q Bach [Peter Schickele], American composer (5th of Beethoven), born in Ames, Iowa
  • Jul 21 Kaye Stevens, American singer/comedienne (Jerry Lewis Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Jul 24 Les Reed, English songwriter (It's Not Unusual), born in Woking, Surrey
  • Jul 29 Peter Schreier, German tenor and conductor (Dresden State Opera, 1962-2000), born in Meissen, Saxony, Germany (d. 2019)
  • Aug 2 John MacIvor Perkins, American composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • Aug 3 Vic Vogel, Hungarian-Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 7 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Aug 9 George S. Leotsakos, Greek composer and musicologist, born in Athens, Greece
  • Aug 10 Giya Kancheli, Georgian composer (NightPrayers; Exil), born in Tblisi, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • Aug 15 Jim Dale, English actor, director and singer (Barnum; My One & Only), born in Rothwell, England
  • Aug 18 Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary
  • Aug 20 Charles Shere, American composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • Aug 20 J. J. Malone, American blues and soul singer, guitarisy, and keyboard player ("It's A Shame"), born in Pete's Corner, Alabama (d. 2004)
  • Aug 20 Justin Tubb, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Aug 23 Loren Rush, American composer, born in Richmond, California
  • Aug 30 John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama & Papas - "California Dreaming"), born in Parris Island, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • Sep 1 Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1973-2002), born in Mukden, Manchuria
  • Sep 3 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), born in Amsterdam (d. 2012)
  • Sep 3 Dorothy Masuka, Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer and activist, born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2019)
  • Sep 4 Ora Bat Chaim, Israeli cellist and composer born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Sep 5 Helen Gifford, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 6 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • Sep 8 James Clay, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Sep 11 Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer, born in Paide, Järva County
  • Sep 14 Pompeiu Hărăşteanu, Romanian basso profondo singer (Opera Bonn, 1968-72; Romanian National Opera, 1972-2012), born in Gheorgheni, Romania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 19 Nick Massi [Macioci], American bass vocalist, vocal arranger, and bassist (The Four Seasons, 1960-65 - "Sherry"; "Rag Doll"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • Sep 20 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1999)
  • Sep 23 Pierre Marietan, composer

Jerry Lee Lewis

Sep 29 Jerry Lee Lewis, American rock and roll piano player and singer ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"; "Great Balls Of Fire"), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

  • Sep 30 Jill Corey [Norma Jean Speranza], American pop singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Avonmore, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • Sep 30 Johnny Mathis, American pop vocalist ("Chances Are"; "Wild Is The Wind"; The Twelfth of Never"), born in Gilmer, Texas

Julie Andrews

Oct 1 Julie Andrews, British actress and singer (Mary Poppins; The Sound Of Music), born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

  • Oct 2 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-British pianist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Oct 9 Tibor Fátyol, Hungarian composer, born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (d. 2017)
  • Oct 10 Paolo Renosto, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1988)
  • Oct 11 Jan van Vlijmen, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2004)

Luciano Pavarotti

Oct 12 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio; The Three Tenors), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2007)

  • Oct 12 Sam Moore, American R&B and soul vocalist (Sam & Dave - "Soul Man"), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 13 Paul Humphrey, American jazz, R&B, and rock session and touring drummer, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • Oct 13 Alexey Kozlov, Russian jazz-fusion saxophonist, bandleader, and composer (Arsenal), born in Moscow, USSR
  • Oct 14 La Monte Young, American minimalist avant-garde composer (Compositions 1960), born in Bern, Idaho
  • Oct 15 Barry McGuire, American singer-songwriter ("Eve of Destruction"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 16 Sugar Pie DeSanto [Peylia Marsema Balinton], American R&B singer ("Soulful Dress"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 18 Sam Reed, American jazz and session saxophonist, and musical director (Uptown Theater (Philadelphia); Teddy Pendergrass), born in Kingstree, South Carolina (d. 2021)
  • Oct 18 Jorge "Jordi" Cervelló, Catalan composer and musicologist, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Oct 21 (George) Derek Bell, Northern Irish harpist, pianist, oboist, musicologist, and composer (The Chieftans; "Three Images of Ireland in Druid Times"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2002)
  • Oct 21 Bobby Few, American jazz pianist and vocalist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • Oct 21 Don Rader, American big band jazz trumpeter and arranger (Woody Herman; Maynard Ferguson; Count Basie; Les Brown), born in Rochester, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 23 Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Oct 23 Zbigniew Rudzinski, Polish composer (Mannequins), born in Czechowice, Poland
  • Oct 24 Sanford Clark, American country-rockabilly singer and guitarist ("The Fool"; "Son Of A Gun"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2021)
  • Oct 25 Zdeněk Pololáník, Czech composer and organist, born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • Oct 28 Folke Rabe, Swedish avant-garde composer (What??), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2017)
  • Nov 4 Elgar Howarth, English conductor and composer, born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England
  • Nov 5 Jerry Amper Dadap, Filippino guitarist and composer, born in Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
  • Nov 5 Nicholas Maw, British composer, born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2009)
  • Nov 12 (Isiah Terry) "Buzzy" Johnson, American R&B singer (Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 15 Peter John Welding, record producer
  • Nov 17 Imrat Khan, Indian sitar and surbahar player and composer, born in Calcutta, British India (d. 2018)
  • Nov 17 Roswell Rudd ,American free-jazz trombonist (Archie Shepp), and avant-garde composer. (New York Art Quartet), born in Sharon, Connecticut (d. 2017)
  • Nov 18 Pervis Staples, American gospel vocalist (The Staple Singers -"Uncloudy Day"), born in Drew, Mississippi (d. 2021)
  • Nov 21 Fairuz [Nouhad Haddad], Lebanese singer (Behebak Ya Libnan), born in Zuqaq al-Blat, Beirut, State of Greater Lebanon
  • Nov 26 Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (Dean Martin Show), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • Nov 27 Al Jackson, Jr., American session drummer, known as "The Human Time Keeper" (Stax; Booker T. & MGs - "McLemore Avenue"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • Nov 27 Helmut Friedrich Lachenmann, German composer, born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Dec 2 Jürg Wyttenbach, Swiss composer, born in Bern, Switzerland
  • Dec 6 Jean Lapointe, Quebecois-Canadian comedian, singer and senator, born in La Matanie, Quebec
  • Dec 6 George Williams, American soul singer (The Tymes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Dec 7 Jean-Claude Casadesus, French conductor, born in Paris, France
  • Dec 9 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), born in Bossier City, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • Dec 16 Howard Quilling, American classical composer (From Quiet Beginnings), and educator, born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Dec 19 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (Moanin'), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • Dec 23 Esther Phillips [Jones], American R&B singer ("What A Diff'rence A Day Makes"), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1984)
  • Dec 26 Abdul "Duke" Fakir, American rock vocalist (Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 26 Noel Kelehan, Irish pianist, conductor (RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and arranger (Eurovision; U2), born in Dublin (d. 2012)
  • Dec 30 Bruno Canino, Italian pianist, harpsichordist, composer, and music director, born in Naples, Italy

About 1935

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