Musicians Born in 1939 (Part 2)

  • Oct 22 Ray Jones, rock bassist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • Oct 23 Charlie Foxx, American soul songwriter, guitarist, and singer ("Mockingbird"), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • Oct 24 Uri Sharvit, Israeli composer, born in Jerusalem
  • Oct 27 Dallas Frazier, American country music songwriter ("Alley Oop"; "Elvira"; "There Goes My Everything"), born in Spiro, Oklahoma (d. 2022)
  • Oct 28 Andy Bey, American jazz singer and pianist (Horace Silver; Gary Bartz), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 30 Eddie Holland, American singer ("Jamie"), lyricist, vocal arranger, and producer (Holland–Dozier–Holland - "Heat Wave"; "Where Did Our Love Go"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 30 Grace Slick, American rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • Oct 30 Norman West, American singer (The Soul Children - "Hearsay,"; "Give 'em Love"), born in Lake Providence, Louisiana
  • Oct 31 Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician, born in Timbuktu Region, Mali (d. 2006)
  • Oct 31 John Guerin, American session and touring jazz-rock drummer and percussionist (Frank Zappa; L.A. Express; Joni Mitchell: Linda Ronstadt), born in Hawaii (d. 2004)
  • Nov 5 Fionna Duncan, Scottish jazz vocalist (Clyde Valley Stompers), born in Garelochhead, Scotland
  • Nov 7 Daniel Manneke, Dutch composer and organist, born in Kruiningen, Netherlands
  • Nov 10 Andrew Cyrille, American avant-garde jazz drummer (Walt Dickerson; Cecil Taylor), bandleader (Trio 3), and composer, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Nov 10 Russell Means, Native American activist, actor, writer, and musician, born in Porcupine, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • Nov 10 Tommy "Bubba" Facenda, American rock and roll artist (High School U.S.A.), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Nov 12 Lucia Popp [Poppová], Slovakian operatic soprano, born in Záhorská Ves, Slovak State (now Slovakia) (d. 1993)
  • Nov 13 Idris Muhammad [Leo Morris], American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • Nov 13 Robert Whitaker, British photographer whose work was used on Beatles and Cream album covers, born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2011) [1]
  • Nov 14 [Walter] Wendy Carlos, American musician and composer (Switched-On Bach), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Nov 16 Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpeter, and avant garde and film score composer, born in Tampere, Finland (d. 2013)
  • Nov 18 Tom Johnson, American composer (Nine Bells), born in Greeley, Colorado
  • Nov 19 Warren "Pete" Moore, American singer (Miracles - "Tears of a Clown"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 20 Dick Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 23 Betty Everett, American soul singer (Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Nov 24 Jim Yester, American rock vocalist and guitarist (The Association - "Cherish"; "Windy"; "Time For Living"), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Nov 26 Art Themen, British jazz saxophonist and orthopedic surgeon, born in Manchester, England
  • Nov 26 David White, American singer and songwriter (Danny And The Juniors - "At The Hop": Leslie Gore - "You Don't Own Me"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)

Tina Turner (1939-2023)

Nov 26 American singer (Ike & Tina - "Proud Mary"; solo -"What's Love Got To Do With It"), born in Nutbush, Tennessee [1]

  • Nov 28 Gary Troxel, American rocker (The Fleetwoods), born in Centralia, Washington
  • Nov 29 Meco [Domenico Monardo], American musician and record producer (Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk), born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 1 Dianne Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 5 Frédéric van Rossum, Belgian pianist, composer (Waves; In memoriam Glenn Gould), and pedagogue, born in Ixelles, Belgium
  • Dec 6 Steve Alaimo, American pop singer ("Mashed Potatoes"; "Every Day I Have To Cry"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Dec 6 Tomés Svoboda, Czech composer (Etude), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 8 James Galway, Irish classical flutist known as "The Man With the Golden Flute", born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 8 Jerry Butler, American soul vocalist (The Impressions; "Never Give You Up"), born in Sunflower, Mississippi
  • Dec 11 David Gates, American rock vocalist (Bread - "Baby I'm A Want You"; "If"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Dec 15 Cindy Birdsong, American rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles, 1963-67; The Supremes, 1967-76), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Dec 15 Dave Clark, British rock drummer, singer-songwriter, and producer (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England [1]
  • Dec 15 Nicolaus A. Huber, German composer, born in Passau, Germany
  • Dec 17 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations - "The Way You Do the Things You Do"; "Just My Imagination"), born in Union Springs, Alabama (d. 1992)
  • Dec 17 James Booker, American R&B musician (Gonzo), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 18 Henrica M. L. "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer, actress and playwright
  • Dec 20 Bill Keith, American bluegrass, country, and session banjoist, and tuning instrument tuner inventor, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Dec 20 Kim Weston, American soul singer (with Marvin Gaye - "It Takes Two"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 20 Klaus Schweizer, German composer, born in Albstadt, Germany
  • Dec 22 James Gurley, American rock lead guitarist (Big Brother and the Holding Company - "Piece Of My Heart"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • Dec 23 Johnny Kidd [Frederick Heath], British rock singer-songwriter (Johnny Kidd & Pirates - "Shakin' All Over"), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • Dec 25 Bob James, American smooth jazz keyboardist and composer ("Angela"; "Tappen Zee"), born in Marshall, Missouri

Phil Spector (1939-2021)

Dec 26 American record producer (Wall of Sound), and convicted murderer, born in The Bronx, New York

  • Dec 28 Charles Neville, American vocalist and saxophonist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • Dec 29 (William Edwin) "Ed" Bruce, American country singer ("Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"), born in Keiser, Arkansas (d. 2021)
  • Dec 30 Felix Pappalardi, American rock music producer, songwriter, vocalist, and bassist (Mountain - "Mississippi Queen"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1983)
  • Dec 30 Viola Mae Wilkerson, American pop singer ("Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now"), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)