Birthdays in Music in 1936

About 1936

How Old? 81 or 82 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 10), Pig (Feb 4 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in Music

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

Person of interestRoger Miller

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

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • Jan 3 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, born in Roermond (d. 1996)
  • Jan 7 Eldee Young, US bassist (Young Holt Unlimited-Hang on Sloopy)
  • Jan 8 Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor
  • Jan 9 Peter Fletcher, 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, US singer (Thread the Needle)
  • Jan 19 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • Jan 24 Daniel Goode, composer
  • Jan 24 Jack Scott, Canadian rocker (My True Love)
  • Jan 28 Jack Scott, vocalist (My True Love)
  • 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, singer (Dells-Oh What a Night)
  • 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, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
  • Mar 4 Aribert Reimann, composer
  • Mar 4 Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
  • 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, US 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, composer
  • 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 musician, 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 singer (Spinners), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Apr 15 Hector Quintanar, composer
  • Apr 17 Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)
  • Apr 19 Csaba Szabo, Hungarian composer, born in Ákosfalva, Transylvania (d. 2003)
  • Apr 19 Ruby Johnson, US singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away)
  • Apr 21 Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer

Person of interestGlen Campbell

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

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Apr 22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (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 Martin Tchicai, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 29 April Stevens, rock vocalist (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 composer
  • May 6 Sylvia Robinson, rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange)
  • 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 singer/actress (Cinderfella)
  • May 15 Jean Balissat, composer
  • May 17 Philippe Boesmans, composer
  • May 23 Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • May 24 Harold Budd, American avant-garde composer, born in Los Angeles
  • May 25 Tom T Hall, Olive Hill Ky, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)
  • May 28 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • May 30 Galina Shostakovich, daughter of Russian composer Dmitri
  • Jun 2 Otis Williams, doo wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 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, singer (The Four Tops) (d. 2005)
  • Jun 15 Alexandru Hrisanide, composer
  • 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/actor (Amerika, Millennium), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • Jun 22 Verne Allison, singer (Dells-Open Up My Heart)
  • Jun 22 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian musician
  • Jun 28 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician
  • 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, rocker/actor (Caffe Lena)
  • Jun 30 Pauls Dambis, composer
  • 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, ballerina
  • Jul 22 Krasimir Kyurkchiiski, composer
  • 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 4 Elsbeary Hobbs, American rocker (Drifters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Aug 7 Charles Pope, US soul singer (Tams-Hey Girl Don't Bother Me)
  • Aug 12 Gerard Masson, composer
  • Aug 17 Ivan Parik, Czech composer, born in Bratislava
  • Aug 17 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician-actor (d. 2007)
  • Aug 20 Carla Fracci, ballerina, born in Milan, Italy
  • Aug 22 Lex Humphries, American jazz drummer, 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 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 Augustinius Franz Kropfreiter, composer
  • 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, Bayside Queens, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)
  • Oct 3 Steve Reich, American minimalist composer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 5 Annerose Schmidt, East German pianist, born in Wittenberg, Germany
  • Oct 7 Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor
  • 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, composer
  • Oct 24 Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)
  • Oct 24 Rainer Kunad, composer
  • Oct 26 Bruce Belland, singer (Tim Conway Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 28 Charlie Daniels, singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Oct 28 Ted Hawkins, American singer and guitarist (The Next Hundred Years), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Oct 28 Carl Davis, American-born musical conductor and composer
  • 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 12 Mort Shuman, singer-songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Nov 12 Robert White, guitarist
  • Nov 14 Cornell Gunther, musician (Coasters-Poison Ivy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 15 Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and East German dissident, born in Hamburg
  • Nov 16 Shirvani Chalayev, composer
  • Nov 18 Don E Cherry, US jazz trumpeter
  • Nov 18 Hank Ballard, rocker (The Twist (pre Chubby Checker), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 19 Emin Aristakesian, composer
  • Nov 19 Michel Decoust, composer
  • Nov 21 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropolos 1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 22 Hans Zender, German composer and conductor, born in Wiesbaden
  • Nov 25 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Nov 28 Celin Romero, Spanish guitarist
  • Nov 29 Davide Anzagai, composer
  • Dec 2 Peter Michael Braun, composer
  • Dec 4 Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • 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, composer
  • Dec 29 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, composer