1926 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 145 of 145

  • Sep 17 Bill Black, band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • Sep 17 Eugene [Brother Jack] McDuff, American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Sep 19 Arthur Wills, composer
  • Sep 21 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela, Chann Way), born in Kasur, Punjab, British India (d. 2000)
  • Sep 22 William O Smith, composer

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Sep 23 John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist and composer (Blue Train), born in Hamlet, North Carolina (d. 1967)

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  • Sep 26 Giuseppi Chiari, composer
  • Sep 26 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, born in Kocs (d. 1969)
  • Sep 30 Peder Holm, Danish composer, born Copenhagen
  • Oct 1 Roger Williams, American pianist
  • Oct 5 Gottfried Michael Koenig, composer
  • Oct 6 Alan Copeland, orchestra leader/singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 6 Cyril Reuben, violinist
  • Oct 7 Ivan Jirko, Czech composer, music critic and psychiatrist, born in Prague (d. 1978)
  • Oct 7 Marcello Abbado, composer
  • Oct 10 Oscar Brown Jr, US songwriter (Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit)
  • Oct 13 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 14 Bill Justis, rock and roll musician (Raunchy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1982)
  • Oct 14 Willy Alberti [Carel Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • Oct 15 Karl Richter, composer
  • Oct 18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • Oct 18 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Gibson and Gene Wilder, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Oct 19 Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
  • Oct 21 Marga Richter, composer
  • Oct 25 Galina Vishnevskaya, Leningrad, USSR, soprano opera singer, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 29 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • Nov 7 Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (Met Opera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Nov 13 Max Vernon Mathews, American composer, born in Columbus, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • Nov 16 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer
  • Nov 18 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • Nov 23 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), born in Harmontown, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • Nov 26 Mauro Bortolotti, composer
  • Dec 3 Hans Otte, German composer/pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours)
  • Dec 7 Wolfgang Ludewig, composer
  • Dec 10 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, composer
  • Dec 10 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], blues guitarist ("The Things That I Used to Do"), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • Dec 11 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (Hound Dog, Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt), born in Ariton, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • Dec 16 Alfred Koerppen, composer
  • Dec 16 James McCracken, American tenor (d. 1988)
  • Dec 21 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage (d. 1985)
  • Dec 23 Dusan Kostic, composer
  • Dec 25 Enrique JorrĂ­n, Cuban composer and musician (d. 1987)
  • Dec 26 Earle Brown, American composer (open form), born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
  • Dec 26 Zlatko Pibernik, Croatian composer and music teacher, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 2010)
  • Dec 30 Stanley Tracey, Denmark Hill, London, jazz composer, (d. 2013)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music