1927 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 151 of 151

  • Aug 29 Marion Williams, American gospel singer (Stars of Faith), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1994)
  • Aug 30 Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer, born in Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • Sep 1 Tommy Evans, R&B singer (Drifters)
  • Sep 2 Tzvi Avni, Israeli composer, born in Saarbr├╝cken, Germany
  • Sep 6 Keith Humble, Australian composer, born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 Graham Dudley Whettam, British composer, born in Swinden, Wiltshire (d. 2007)
  • Sep 8 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter (d. 2002)
  • Sep 9 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (Coltrane's A Love Supreme'), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Sep 20 John Dankworth, English jazz musician and composer, born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 2010)
  • Sep 24 Richard Swift, American singer and songwriter, born in California (d. 2018)
  • Sep 25 Colin Davis, English conductor (NY Met 1967-71), born in Weybridge, Surrey (d. 2013)
  • Sep 27 Boris Porena, composer
  • Sep 27 Robert Chudnick [Red Rodney], American jazz trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • Sep 27 "Earring" George Mayweather, American blues Harmonica Player, born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • Oct 5 John W. Downey, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2004)
  • Oct 6 Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist (Mozart Interpretation), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 7 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor (Here in My Heart, The Godfather), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • Oct 8 Al Duncan, American blues drummer, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Oct 8 Gigi Durston, American singer (Sonny Kendis Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 10 Thomas Wilson, Scottish composer, born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 2001)
  • Oct 13 Lee Konitz, American composer (Birth of the Cool), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 16 Peter Brinson, dance educationalist
  • Oct 21 Nadine Judd, [Nadia Moore/Nerina], South African/British ballerina
  • Oct 23 Sonny [William] Criss, American jazz musician (bebop, Jazz USA), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • Oct 24 Renato de Grandis, composer
  • Oct 24 Gilbert B├ęcaud, French composer and actor known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, born in (d. 2001)
  • Oct 25 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • Oct 27 Dominick Argento, American composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 Dame Cleo Laine, British actress and jazz-pop singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England
  • Oct 31 Anita Kerr, American singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 4 Vittorio Fellegara, composer
  • Nov 7 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), born in Margam, Wales (d. 2007)

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Nov 8 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American singer (Tennessee Waltz), born in Claremore, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

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  • Nov 8 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer," born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • Nov 11 Mose Allison, jazz artist (Black Country Suite), born in Tippo, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • Nov 14 Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)
  • Nov 18 Lawrence Kenneth Moss, composer
  • Nov 18 Hank Ballard, American musician (d. 2003)
  • Nov 22 Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor sax player
  • Nov 24 Alfred Kraus, Las Palmas Canary Islands, tenor (La Scala)
  • Nov 24 Emma Lou Diemer, composer
  • Dec 1 Grant Beglarian, composer
  • Dec 3 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • Dec 3 Andy Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show) (d. 2012)
  • Dec 6 Jacques Bondon, composer
  • Dec 7 Vlastimir Pericic, composer
  • Dec 7 Helen Watts, British contralto
  • Dec 9 Pierre Henry, composer
  • Dec 14 Richard Cassilly, American tenor (d. 1998)
  • Dec 23 Joseph Castaldo, composer
  • Dec 24 Teresa Stich-Randall, US soprano (Vienna State Opera)

Deaths in Music