Birthdays in Music in 1935

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  • Jan 1 Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor
  • Jan 6 Nino Tempo, rock vocalist (Deep Purple), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Jan 6 Paul Wilson, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
  • Jan 7 Noam Sheriff, composer
  • Jan 7 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (d. 2006)
  • Jan 7 Tommy Johnson, American tubist (d. 2006)

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Jan 8 Elvis Presley, American singer and King of Rock and Roll (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog), born in Tupelo Mississippi (d. 1977)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jan 8 Ian Bargh, Prestwick, Scotland, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (d.2012)
  • Jan 9 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer
  • Jan 10 Georg Katzer, composer
  • Jan 10 Sherrill Milnes, Hinsdale Illinois, baritone
  • Jan 10 Ronnie Hawkins, American musician
  • Jan 11 Chuck Barksdale, US singer (Dells-I Can Sing a Rainbow)
  • Jan 12 William Lee Gloden, Brewton Al, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys)
  • Jan 15 Malcolm Frager, pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 26 Peter Ronnefeld, composer
  • Jan 26 Zbigniew Penherski, composer
  • Jan 28 Leonid Grabovsky, composer
  • Jan 31 Bojidar Dimov, composer
  • Feb 3 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, rock guitarist
  • Feb 5 Alex Harvey, rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
  • Feb 10 Salvator Pueyo, composer
  • Feb 10 Theodore Antoniou, composer
  • Feb 11 Bent Lorentzen, composer
  • Feb 11 Gene Vincent, Norfolk Va, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
  • Feb 12 Gene McDaniels, US vocalist/bandleader/actor (Young Swingers)
  • Feb 16 Sonny Bono, vocalist (Sonny & Cher)/(Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 17 Johnny Bush, country singer
  • Feb 18 Bosko Petrovic, Croatian jazz musician, founder of the Zagreb Jazz Quartet, born in Bjelovar (d. 2011)
  • Feb 27 Alberto Remedios, British opera/concert singer, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • Feb 27 Mirella Freni, Italian lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly), born in Modena, Italy
  • Mar 4 Nancy Whiskey, Scottish folk singer (d. 2003)
  • Mar 12 Helga Pilarczyk, German soprano (Salome, Lulu)
  • Mar 14 Jo van den Booren, composer
  • Mar 16 Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
  • Mar 17 Adam Wade, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 29 Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer (Softly Softly)
  • Mar 30 Gordon Mumma, composer
  • Mar 30 John Charles Eaton, composer
  • Mar 30 Karl Berger, German musicologist and musician
  • Mar 31 Herb Alpert, bandleader/trumpeteer (Tijuana Brass)/CEO (A & M)
  • Apr 4 Francois-Bernard Mache, composer
  • Apr 5 Peter Grant, rock band manager
  • Apr 7 Bobby Bare, Irontown Oh, country singer (Detroit City)
  • Apr 9 Aulis Sallinen, composer
  • Apr 10 Jorge Mester, conductor (Louisville Orch 1967-79), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Apr 11 Pierre Kartner, [Father Abraham], Dutch singer (Smurf Song)
  • Apr 11 Richard Berry, musician
  • Apr 15 Gene Cherico, American jazz bassist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1996)
  • Apr 16 Bobby Vinton, singer (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 16 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist

  • Apr 18 Paul A Rothchild, record producer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • Apr 22 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (d. 1969)
  • Apr 23 Bunky Green, American musician
  • Apr 29 Otto M Zykan, composer
  • Apr 29 Otis Rush, American blues musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), born in Philadelphia. Mississippi
  • May 9 Nokie Edwards, Lahoma, Oklahoma, American guitarist (The Ventures)
  • May 10 Henry Fambrough, US singer (Spinners)
  • May 10 Larry Williams, rocker
  • May 13 Nigel Butterley, composer
  • May 13 Yizhak Sadai, composer
  • May 13 Dominic Cossa, American baritone
  • May 15 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "Its not Unusual"), born in Madras, India (d. 1986)
  • May 21 Terry Lightfoot, clarinetist/bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen)
  • May 27 Elias Gistelinck, Flemish composer
  • May 27 Ramsey Lewis, Chic, pop jazz artist (Hang on Sloopy)
  • Jun 3 Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jun 5 Peter Schat, Dutch opera composer (Labyrint, Houdine, Symposion)
  • 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, rock vocalist (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jun 24 Terry Riley, Colfax California, composer (Spectra)
  • Jun 25 Eddie Floyd, singer/composer (California Girl, Falcons), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jun 25 Kurt Schwertsik, composer
  • Jul 1 James Cotton, American blues vocalist and harmonica player, born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 2017)
  • Jul 2 Gilbert Kalish, pianist/professor (SUNY Stony Brook), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 8 Steve Lawrence, American singer and actor (Go Away Little Girl, Lonely Guy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 9 Mercedes Sosa, [La Negra], Argentina, singer
  • Jul 11 Frederick Hemke, American saxophonist
  • Jul 17 P D Q Bach, [Peter Schickele], Iowa, composer (5th of Beethoven)
  • Jul 21 Kaye Stevens, Pitts, singer/comedienne (Jerry Lewis Show)
  • Jul 23 Cleveland Dunkin, rocker (Penguins)
  • Jul 24 Les Reed, songwriter ("It's Not Unusual)
  • Jul 29 Leonard Lee, rocker (Shirley & Lee)
  • Jul 29 Peter Schreier, Meissen Germany, tenor (Dresden State Opera 1961)
  • Aug 2 John MacIvor Perkins, composer
  • Aug 3 Vic Vogel, Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader
  • 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, composer
  • Aug 10 Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli, Georgian composer (Night Prayers)
  • 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
  • Aug 20 Charles Shere, composer
  • Aug 20 J J Malone, US soul singer (It's a shame)
  • Aug 20 Justin Tubb, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 23 Loren Rush, American composer, born in Richmond, California
  • Aug 30 John Phillips, singer/guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming)
  • Sep 1 Seiji Ozawa, Hoten Manchuria, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • Sep 3 Otto Ketting, trumpeter/composer (Passacaglia)
  • 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, saxophonist
  • Sep 11 Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer, born in Paide, Järva County
  • Sep 19 Nick Massi, rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 20 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1999)
  • Sep 23 Pierre Marietan, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 29 Jerry Lee Lewis, American country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin'), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Sep 30 Jill Corey, Avonmore Pa, singer (Your Hit Parade)

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

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
  • Oct 2 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-born British pianist
  • Oct 5 Arlene Saunders, American soprano
  • Oct 10 Paolo Renosto, composer
  • Oct 11 Jan van Vlijmen, composer

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Oct 12 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, 3 Tenors), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2007)

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • Oct 12 Sam Moore, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave-Soul Sister), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 14 La Monte Young, Bern Idaho, composer (Composition in 1990)
  • Oct 15 Barry McGuire, American singer (Eve of Destruction), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 16 Sugar Pie DeSanto, US singer (Soulful dress)
  • Oct 18 Jorge Cervello, composer
  • Oct 23 Jimmy Dale, Canadian orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • Oct 23 Zbigniew Rudzinski, composer
  • Oct 25 Zdenek Pololanik, composer
  • Oct 28 Folke Rabe, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm
  • Nov 4 Elgar Howarth, composer
  • Nov 5 Jerry Amper Dadap, composer
  • Nov 5 John Nicholas Maw, composer
  • Nov 12 Terry Johnson, US R&B singer (Flamingos-I Know Better)
  • Nov 14 Donald Edwin White, advertising copywriter/opera administrator
  • Nov 15 Peter John Welding, record producer
  • Nov 21 Fairuz, Lebanese singer
  • Nov 26 Marian Mercer, actress/singer (Dean Martin Show), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Nov 27 Al Jackson Jr, drummer (Booker T & MGs-Chinese Checkers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 27 Helmut Friedrich Lachenmann, composer
  • Dec 2 Jurg Wyttenbach, composer
  • Dec 6 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • Dec 6 George Williams, soul singer (the Tymes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Dec 7 Jean-Claude Casadesus, composer
  • Dec 9 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), born in Bossier City, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • Dec 19 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
  • Dec 23 Esther Phillips, [EM Jones], US singer (When a Woman Loves a Man)
  • Dec 25 Gunter Friedrichs, composer
  • Dec 26 Abdul "Duke" Fakir, American rock vocalist (Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 30 Bruno Canino, composer