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Blues Music in History (Part 4)

Blues: Ragtime

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 417

  • 1946-02-08 Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra, Mexican blues-rock drummer (Canned Heat), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1946-03-20 Barry “Frosty” Smith, American rock, country and blues touring and session drummer (Lee Michaels; Roky Erikson; Doug Sahm), born in Bellingham, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1946-04-18 Tommy Shannon [Smedley], American blues-rock bassist (Johnny Winter; Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1946-04-21 Doug MacLeod, American blues musician (Blues Music Awards' Acoustic Artist of the Year, 2014, 2016 and 2017), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-04-27 Gordon Haskell, British pop, rock and blues musician (Fleur De Lys; King Crimson, 1970; Harry's Bar), born in Verwood, Dorset, England (d. 2020)
  • 1946-05-11 (Michel) "Plume" Latraverse, Canadian rock and blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1946-06-12 Eelco Gelling, Dutch blues guitarist (Cuby + Blizzards), born in Zwartsluis, Netherlands
  • 1946-06-15 Duris Maxwell [Ted Lewis], Canadian session and touring drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers; Powder Blues Band), born in East York, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1946-07-23 Keith Ferguson, American blues-rock bassist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1946-08-11 Michael Fonfara, Canadian rock and blues keyboard player (The Electric Flag; Lou Reed), born in Stevensville, Ontario
  • 1946-10-05 Richard Kermode, American rocker (Kozmic Blues Band), born in Wyoming (d. 1996)
  • 1946-10-13 Dorothy Moore, American blues, gospel, and R&B singer ("Misty Blue"), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1946-10-14 Justin Hayward, English vocalist (Moody Blues - "Nights in White Satin"), born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England
  • 1947-01-01 Gary "BB" Coleman, American blues record producer, singer, and guitarist ("If You Can Beat Me Rockin' (You Can Have My Chair)"), born in Paris, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1947-02-24 Lonnie Turner, American rock and blues bassist (Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like An Eagle"), born in Berkeley, California (d. 2013)
  • 1947-03-09 Don Frank Brooks, American blues and session harmonica player (Ken Burns' "The Civil War"), born in Dallas,Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1947-03-15 (Ryland) "Ry" Cooder, American blues guitarist and producer (Crossroads), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-04-07 Charles '"Skip" Pitts, American soul & blues guitarist (Shaft), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • 1947-06-16 Tom "Bones" Malone, American jazz musician, arranger, and producer (SNL; Blues Brothers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1947-10-04 Frank "Skip" Konte, American rock keyboardist (Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride"; Three Dog Night, 1973-76), born in Canon City, Oklahoma
  • 1947-10-26 Marilyn Middleton Pollock, American jazz and blues singer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-01-07 Kaz Lux, Dutch blues-rock guitarist and singer, born in Oosterhout, Netherlands
  • 1948-03-02 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock and blues guitarist and songwriter ("Born on the Wrong Side of Time"), born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1948-04-05 Hans Theessink, Dutch blues guitarist, mandolin player, singer-songwriter, born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • 1948-05-06 Shaun Murphy, American session and touring rock, blues, and R&B singer (Little Feat, 1993-2009; Bob Seger; Eric Clapton), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1948-05-19 Tom Scott, American saxophonist and composer (L.A. Express; The Blues Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-06-24 Patrick Moraz, Swiss progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, 1974-77; The Moody Blues, 1978-91), born in Morges, Switzerland
  • 1948-09-06 Jo Baker, American blues-rock vocalist (Elvin Bishop), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1948-09-11 John Martyn [Iain McGeachy], British folk-rock-blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("May You Never"), born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • 1948-09-25 "Kathi" McDonald, American blues and rock singer (Ike & Tina Turner revue; Big Brother & The Holding Company), and songwriter, born in Anacortes, Washington (d. 2012)
  • 1948-10-01 Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter, and slide guitarist ("Honky Tonky Angel"; “In My Time of Dying"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2021)
  • 1948-10-27 Sherman Robertson, American blues guitarist (I'm the Man), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • 1948-11-01 Calvin Russell [Kosler], American blues, roots, and rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dream Of The Dog), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1949-01-02 Michael "Chick" Churchill, British blues-rock keyboardist (Ten Years After - "I'm Going Home"), born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
  • 1949-01-24 John Belushi, American comedian, actor, and singer (SNL; Animal House; The Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1982)
  • 1949-01-26 Derek Holt, British rock guitarist (Curved Air; Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), born in Stafford, England
  • 1949-02-03 Oscar Benton, Dutch blues vocalist/guitarist (Ze is Zoals Jij)
  • 1949-03-20 Marcia Ball, American blues singer and pianist (Presumed Innocent), born in Orange, Texas
  • 1949-03-30 (Richenda Antoinette) "Dana" Gillespie, British actress (Jesus Christ Superstar), and folk-pop-rock-blues singer-songwriter, born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • 1949-04-25 Watermelon Slim [William Homans], American blues musician (The Wheel Man), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-06-11 Frank Beard, American blues-rock drummer (ZZ Top - "Legs"), born in Frankton, Texas
  • 1949-08-26 Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician ("Seduced"; "Theme to Mr. Belvedere"), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2019)
  • 1949-11-08 Bonnie Raitt, American 10-time Grammy Award-winning rock-blues guitarist and singer-songwriter ("Nick of Time"; "Something To Talk About"), born in Burbank, California
  • 1949-12-16 Billy Gibbons, American blues-rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks; ZZ Top - "Cheap Sunglasses"; "Legs"), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949-12-16 Sugar Blue [Jimmie Whiting], American touring and session blues harmonica player (Louisiana Red; Rolling Stones), born in Harlem, New York City
  • 1949-12-25 Joe Louis Walker, American electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1950-04-05 Paul Oscher, American blues musician (Muddy Waters Blues Band), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950-04-22 Forrest McDonald, American blues rock guitarist (Blues In A Bucket), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1950-08-08 Willie Hall, American drummer (Blues Brothers Band), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-04 Pete Haycock, British blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and composer (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), born in Stafford, England (d. 2013)
  • 1951-02-01 Clide "Sonny" Landreth, American blues and zydeco slide guitar player, born in Canton, Mississippi
  • 1951-02-16 Super Chikan [James Johnson], American blues guitarist (Chikadelic), born in Darling, Mississippi
  • 1951-03-06 Walter Trout, American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter (Canned Heat; Bluesbreakers), born in Ocean City, New Jersey
  • 1951-03-20 Jimmie Vaughan, American blues-rock guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds - "Wrap It Up"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1951-05-29 Ron Levy [Reuvin Levi], American blues Hammond organist, and composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1951-08-16 Eric Bibb, American blues singer-songwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-10-03 Keb' Mo' [Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-12-16 Robben Ford, American jazz, rock, and blues guitarist (L.A. Express; Yellowjackets), born in Woodlake, California
  • 1952-06-25 Tim Finn, New Zealand rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist (Split Enz - "I Got You"; Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over"), and theatre and film composer ("Puberty Blues"), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • 1952-08-24 Vaneese Thomas, American R&B, jazz and soul blues singer, ("Let's Talk It Over"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-01-31 "Big Time" Sarah [Streeter], American blues singer, born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 2015)
  • 1953-03-10 Ronnie Earl [Ronald Horvath], American blues guitarist (The Broadcasters), born in Queens, New York
  • 1953-03-11 Chuck Jackson, Canadian singer and harmonica player (Downchild, 1990-present; Cameo Blues Band, 1978-92), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-06-04 Paul Samson [Sansom] British heavy metal and blues guitarist (Samson), born in Norwich, England (d. 2002)
  • 1953-08-01 Robert Cray, American Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, and singer ("Smoking Gun"; "The Forecast Calls for Pain"), born in Columbus, Georgia

Stevie Ray Vaughan

1954-10-03 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist (Texas Flood; "Pride And Joy"; David Bowie - "Let's Dance"), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1990)

  • 1954-10-27 Uffe Steen, Danish jazz, rock and blues electric guitarist, born in Odense, Denmark

Reba McEntire

1955-03-28 Reba McEntire, American country singer ("Can't Even Get the Blues"; "Consider Me Gone"), born in McAlester, Oklahoma

  • 1955-04-03 John Mooney, American blues-funk guitarist, slide guitarist and singer (Bluesiana), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1955-05-31 Tommy Emmanuel, Australian-American acoustic guitarist (Stevie's Blues), born in Muswellbrook, New South Wales
  • 1955-09-25 Zucchero [Adelmo Fornaciari], Italian blues and rock singer-songwriter ("Senza una Donna" - Without a Woman), born in Roncocesi, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • 1955-10-08 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician, born in Lexington, Mississipi (d. 1998)
  • 1955-10-13 Frans van Oostrom, Dutch jazz and blues guitarist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1955-11-16 Chris Layton, American blues-rock drummer (Double Trouble -"Pride and Joy"; Kenny Wayne Shepherd), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1956-04-28 Jimmy Barnes [Swan], Scottish-Australian rock and blues singer-songwriter ("For the Working Class Man"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1957-01-14 Steve Jordan, American session and touring drummer (Blues Brothers; The World's Most Dangerous Band; X-pensive Winos; John Mayer Trio; The Rolling Stones), songwriter, and record producer, born in New York City
  • 1957-06-04 Tinsley Ellis, American electric blues guitarist, and singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1957-10-14 Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958-07-03 Monty Byrom, American rock, blues and country guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer (Billy Satellite; Eddie Money; Big House), born in Corpus Christie, Texas
  • 1958-09-28 Norton Buffalo [Phillip Jackson], American singer-songwriter and country and blues harmonica player, born in Oakland, California (d. 2009)
  • 1958-12-14 Mike Scott, Scottish rocker (Blues Inc; Waterboys - "Rainbow Warrior"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1959-03-13 Melvin Taylor, American electric blues guitarist, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1960-04-06 Warren Haynes, American rock and blues guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1960-08-31 Chris Whitley, American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1962-07-07 Mark White, American rock bass player (Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"; "Jimmy Olsen's Blues"), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1963-05-21 Dave Specter, American Chicago blues and jazz guitarist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-08-11 Thornetta Davis, American blues singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-12-12 Eric Schenkman, American-Canadian rock and blues guitarist (Spin Doctors - "Pocket Full of Kryptonite"), born in Massachusetts
  • 1964-05-05 Lorraine McIntosh, Scottish pop singer (Deacon Blues) and actress, born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1964-12-13 (Judge) "Lucky" Peterson, American contemporary blues, soul, and R&B musician ("The Son of A Bluesman"), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1966-03-25 Jeff Healey, Canadian blind blues-rock guitarist and singer ("See The Light"; "Angel Eyes"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2008)
  • 1966-10-03 Frank Hannon, American blues and rock guitarist (Tesla - The Great Radio Controversy), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1967-03-29 John Popper, American blues rock singer and harmonica player (Blues Traveler - "Run Around"), born in Chardon, Ohio
  • 1968-01-20 Fantastic Negrito [Xavier Dphrepaulezz], American blues singer-songwriter (The Last Days of Oakland; Please Don't Be Dead), born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
  • 1968-03-29 Sue Foley, Canadian blues singer and guitarist, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1968-06-12 Bobby Sheehan, American bassist (Blues Traveler - "Run-Around"), born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1969-02-21 Corey Harris, American blues and reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries; From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1969-04-27 Mica Paris, British Rhythm & Blues singer (So Good), born in London
  • 1969-05-29 Chan Kinchla, Canadian rock guitarist (Blues Traveler - "Run-Around"), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1969-10-28 Ben Harper, American blues and reggae musician and singer-songwriter ("No Mercy In This Land"), born in Pomona, California

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music