On This Day

Musicians Born in 1936

  • Jan 1 Eve Queler, American conductor, born in NYC, New York

Person of interestRoger Miller

Jan 2 Roger Miller, American country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1992)

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • Jan 3 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, born in Roermond (d. 1996)
  • Jan 6 Ebo Taylor, Ghanaian musician and composer (highlife, afrobeat), born in Cape Coast, Gold Coast
  • Jan 7 Eldee Young, US jazz upright bassist (Ramsey Lewis Trio; Young-Holt Unlimited Soulful Strut), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Jan 8 Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor, born in Bmo, Czech Republic
  • Jan 9 Peter Fletcher, British orchestral conductor & music teacher
  • Jan 11 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Jan 13 Ami Maayani, Israeli composer and conductor, born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Jan 13 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • Jan 14 Clarence Carter, American singer (Thread the Needle), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jan 19 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • Jan 24 Daniel Goode, American composer, born in New York
  • Jan 24 Jack Scott, Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter (My True Love), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • Jan 28 Robert Suderburg, composer
  • Jan 29 Malcolm Binns, concert pianist

  • Jan 29 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records, born in Edisto, South Carolina (d. 1983)
  • Jan 31 Marvin Junior, American singer (the Dells - Oh What a Nite), born in Harold, Arkansas (d. 2013)
  • Feb 3 Jim Marshall, American photographer (The Beatles, Woodstock), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Feb 8 Larry Verne, singer (Custer)
  • Feb 9 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country singer, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 12 Arnost Parsch, Czech composer, born in Bučovice, Czech Republic (d. 2013)
  • Feb 19 Bob Engemann, American singer (The Lettermen), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Feb 22 Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr.], African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 25 Norman Orville Scribner, composer
  • Feb 26 Cyrus Faryar, American folk musician, songwriter, and record producer (Modern Folk Quartet), born in Tehran, Persia
  • Feb 27 Chuck Glaser, American country singer (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers), born in Spalding, Nebraska (d. 2019)
  • Mar 4 Aribert Reimann, composer
  • Mar 4 Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
  • Mar 6 Sylvia Robinson, American rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2011)
  • Mar 8 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)
  • Mar 9 Mickey Gilley, American country singer (Urban Cowboy), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • Mar 16 Frederick "Fred" Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and dolphin conservationist (Everybody's Talkin'), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Mar 17 Ladislaw Kupkovic, composer
  • Mar 18 Robert Lee Smith, American singer (Tams, You Lied to Your Daddy)
  • Mar 19 Amancio D'Silva, musician

  • Mar 19 Birthe Wilke, Danish singer
  • Mar 20 Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican Reggae artist

Person of interestVaughn Meader

Mar 20 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, born in Waterville, Maine (d. 2004)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • Mar 21 Marek Stachowski, composer
  • Mar 22 Roger Whittaker, country singer (Durham Town), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Mar 24 Fredrick Kaufmamn, composer
  • Mar 24 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 25 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist
  • Mar 26 Erich Urbanner, Austrian composer and educator, born in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Mar 26 Fred Paris, rocker (Five Satins)
  • Mar 27 Malcolm Goldstein, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 29 Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, born in Kent, England (d. 2012)
  • Apr 3 Scott LaFaro, American jazz bassist (Bill Evans Trio), born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • Apr 3 Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist, born in Germantown, Philadelphia (d. 2008)
  • Apr 4 Margo J. Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers) (d. 1991)
  • Apr 5 John White, English composer and musical performer (systems music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6 Manfred Schoof, composer
  • Apr 9 Jerzy Maksymiuk, Polish pianist, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1983-93), born in Grodno, Poland
  • Apr 10 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer (The Spinners), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Apr 15 Héctor Quintanar, Mexican composer, born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2013)
  • Apr 17 Pete Graves, American rocker (Moonglows), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 19 Csaba Szabo, Hungarian composer, born in Ákosfalva, Transylvania (d. 2003)
  • Apr 19 Ruby Johnson, American singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (d. 1999)
  • Apr 21 Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, American electronic composer (First Things First), born in Plainville, Connecticut

Person of interestGlen Campbell

Apr 22 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), born in Delight, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Apr 22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • Apr 23 Roy Orbison, American rock musician (Pretty Woman), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1988)
  • Apr 26 Doug Sax, American mastering engineer (Bob Dylan, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Apr 27 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, born in Atherton, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • Apr 28 John Tchicai, Danish jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2012)
  • Apr 29 April Stevens, American vocalist (single Deep Purple), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Apr 29 Zubin Mehta, conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Mumbai, India
  • Apr 30 Robert "Bobby" Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • May 2 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • May 2 Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], British singer, born in Madras, India
  • May 5 Patrick Gowers, British film scores composer (Hamlet), born in Islington, England (d. 2014)
  • May 7 Cornelius Cardew, British composer (Scratch Orchestra), born in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (d. 1981)
  • May 7 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), born in Collinsville, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • May 12 Klaus Doldinger, German jazz saxophonist (Passport) and composer for film, born in Berlin
  • May 14 Bobby Darin [Walden Robert Cassotto], American singer (Mack the Knife), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1973)
  • May 15 Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian-American singer/actress (Cinderfella), born in Pesaro, Italy
  • May 15 Jean Balissat, Swiss composer pedagogue and conductor (Kaleidoscope for trumpet and percussion), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2007)
  • May 17 Philippe Boesmans, composer
  • May 22 Toshiaki Tsushima, Japanese film score composer, born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan (d. 2013)
  • May 23 Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • May 24 Harold Budd, American avant-garde composer, born in Los Angeles
  • May 25 Tom T. Hall, American country singer and writer (Harper Valley PTA), born in Olive Hill, Kentucky
  • May 28 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • Jun 1 Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator (Pink Floyd's The Wall), born in London, England
  • Jun 2 Otis Williams, doo wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 3 Eddie Willis, American guitar and sitar player (The Funk Brothers), born in Grenada, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Jun 6 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (4 Tops-Same Old Song), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • Jun 11 Jud Strunk, American singer and comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1981)
  • Jun 14 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • Jun 15 Alexandru Hrisanide, Romanian composer, born in Petrila, Romania (d. 2018)

  • Jun 19 Shirley Goodman, US R&B singers (Shirley & Lee-Feels so Good)
  • Jun 19 Marisa Galvany, American soprano
  • Jun 20 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters-Young Blood), born in Itasca, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Jun 22 Kris Kristofferson, American singer and actor (Amerika, Millennium), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • Jun 22 Verne Allison, American singer (Dells-Open Up My Heart), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 22 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian jazz musician and composer, born in Lagoa da Canoa, Alagoas, Brazil
  • Jun 28 Peter Hall, British folklorist and musician, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jun 29 Leonard Lee, American vocalist (Shirley & Lee-Let the Good Times Roll), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • Jun 30 Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer and songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jun 30 Pauls Dambis, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Jul 4 Richard "Dick" Hyde, American trombonist and session musician (Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Madonna), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • Jul 7 Friedhelm Dohl, composer
  • Jul 7 Stuart Ross Dempster, composer
  • Jul 7 Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (d. 1980)
  • Jul 9 David Joel Zinman, American composer and conductor (Baltimore Symphony, 1985-98), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 10 Jan Wincenty Hawel, Polish composer, born in Pszów, Poland
  • Jul 13 Albert Ayler, American musician (d. 1970)
  • Jul 14 Gloria Lambert, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Jul 16 Buddy Merrill, American guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Torrey, Utah
  • Jul 20 Kaleria Fadicheva, Russian ballerina (Kirov) and choreographer, born in Ust-Ijori, Leningrad, Russia (d. 1994) [1]
  • Jul 26 Antonio Mastrogiovanni, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2010)
  • Jul 30 Buddy [George] Guy, American blues guitarist (Stone Crazy), born in Lettsworth, Louisiana
  • Jul 30 István Zelenka, Swiss composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jul 30 Yuri Alexandrovich Falik, Russian composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • Jul 31 Bonnie Brown, country singer (The Browns), born in Sparkman, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 2 Anthony Payne, English composer, born in London
  • Aug 3 Vinko "Vice" Vukov, Croatian singer (Eurovision Song Contest 1963 & 1965), born in Šibenik, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2008)
  • Aug 4 Elsbeary Hobbs, American rocker (Drifters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Aug 7 Charles Pope, American soul singer (Tams-Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2013)
  • Aug 12 Gerard Masson, composer

  • Aug 17 Ivan Parik, Czech composer, born in Bratislava
  • Aug 17 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician and actor and activist, born on Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, South Dakota (d. 2007)
  • Aug 20 Carla Fracci, Italian ballerina, born in Milan, Italy
  • Aug 22 Lex Humphries, American jazz drummer (Sun Ra Arkestra), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Aug 23 Rudy Lewis, American rocker (Drifters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • Sep 2 David Leonard Blake, composer
  • Sep 5 Cornelius Boyson, American blues bassist, born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 1994)

Person of interestBuddy Holly

Sep 7 Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • Sep 7 Romualds Kalsons, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Sep 9 Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter, Austrian organist and composer, born in Hargelsberg, Austria (d. 2003)
  • Sep 19 [Charles Eugene] Gene Dinwiddie, American blues saxophonist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2002)
  • Sep 21 Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter (Patches), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Sep 21 James "Sunny" Murray, American jazz musician and drummer, born in Idabel, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • Sep 25 Juliet Prowse, actress and dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1996)
  • Sep 25 Booba [Roosevelt Melvin] Barnes, American blues guitarist, born in Longwood, Washington County, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • Oct 1 Edward Villella, American ballet dancer (NYC Ballet), born in Bayside, Queens, New York
  • Oct 3 Steve Reich, American minimalist composer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 5 Annerose Schmidt [Boeck], East German concert pianist, and educator, born in Wittenberg, Germany
  • Oct 7 Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Oct 8 Carman Moore, American composer, born in Lorain, Ohio
  • Oct 11 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • Oct 15 Kari Rydman, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki
  • Oct 16 Gerardo Gandini, Argentinian pianist and composer (Laberynthus Johannes), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • Oct 24 Bill Wyman, English rock and jazz bassist (Rolling Stones, 1962-93 - "Under My Thumb"), born in Lewisham, London
  • Oct 24 Rainer Kunad, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Oct 26 Bruce Belland, American singer (Tim Conway Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 26 Alvin Wayne "Al" Casey, American rock and session guitarist (Duane Eddy; The Wrecking Crew), born in Long Beach, california (d. 2006)
  • Oct 28 Charlie Daniels, American singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2020)
  • Oct 28 Ted Hawkins, American singer and guitarist (The Next Hundred Years), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Oct 28 Carl Davis, American conductor and composer for silent films, born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 1 [Zephire] Andre Williams, American R&B musician (Shake a Tail Feather), born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • Nov 6 David Ward-Steinman, American composer, born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 2015)

Person of interestMary Travers

Nov 9 Mary Travers, American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2009)

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • Nov 10 Izumi Tateno, Finnish-based Japanese concert pianist and educator (Sibelius Academy, 1968-81), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 11 Juan Carlos Zorzi, Argentinian composer, and conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1999)
  • Nov 14 Cornell Gunter, American R&B singer (Coasters - "Poison Ivy"; "Yakety-Yak"), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • Nov 15 Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and East German dissident, born in Hamburg
  • Nov 16 Shirvani Chalayev, Daghestanian composer, born in Khosrekh, Daghestan, Russia
  • Nov 18 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • Nov 19 Robert White, American session guitarist (Temptations - "My Girl"), born in Billmeyer, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • Nov 19 Emin Aristakesian, Armenian composer, born in Yerevan, Armenia, USSR (d. 1996)
  • Nov 19 Michel Decoust, French composer and conductor (Symétrie; Interphone), born in Paris
  • Nov 21 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropoulos Prize, 1964, Oregon Symphony, 1980-2003), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Nov 22 Hans Zender, German composer and conductor (Stephen Climax; Chief Joseph) born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2019)
  • Nov 23 Celin Romero, Spanish classical guitarist (the Romeros), born in Málaga, Spain
  • Nov 25 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Nov 29 Davide Anzagai, composer
  • Dec 2 Peter Michael Braun, German composer, born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 2019)
  • Dec 4 Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • Dec 4 Freddy Cannon [Picariello], American rocker (Palisades Park), born in Revere, Massachusetts
  • Dec 8 Malcolm Forsyth, South African-Canadian trombonist and composer (Atayoskewin), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, (d. 2011)
  • Dec 12 Bengt Emil Johnson, Swedish author and composer, born in Saxdalen, Sweden (d. 2010)
  • Dec 17 Tommy Steele [Thomas Hicks], English pop singer, 1st British Rock and Roll star, born in London
  • Dec 23 Claude Albert Coppens, Belgian pianist, born in Schaerbeek, Belgium
  • Dec 29 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, Soviet composer

About 1936

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