1930 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 163 of 163

  • Jul 27 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), born in Glasgow (d. 2015)
  • Jul 28 David "Junior" Kimbrough, American bluesman, born in Hudsonville, Mississippi (d. 1998)
  • Jul 29 Paul Taylor, dancer/choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company) [or 6/5]
  • Aug 1 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie, The Wiz), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2014)
  • Aug 1 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], British pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • Aug 6 Abbey Lincoln [Anna Wooldridge], African-American civil rights activist, jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress (Nothing But a Man), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Aug 7 Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer, born in Kuusalu (d. 2017)
  • Aug 11 Heinz Werner Zimmermann, composer
  • Aug 13 Don Ho [Donald Tai Loy Ho], Chinese-American musician (Tiny Bubbles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2007)
  • Aug 13 Heino Jurisalu, Estonian composer (Kvintett puhkpillidele), born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 1991)
  • Aug 20 Mario Bernardi, Canadian conductor
  • Aug 30 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2004)
  • Aug 31 Dudley "Big Tiny" Little Jr, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Worthington Minnesota (d. 2010)
  • Sep 2 Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
  • Sep 4 Jerry Ragovoy, American songwriter and producer (Wonderful Dream), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Sep 7 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 9 Paolo Castaldi, composer
  • Sep 12 Larry Austin, American composer, born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • Sep 17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
  • Sep 19 Muhal Richard Abrams, American educator and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Sep 22 Roger Durham Hannay, composer

Person of interestRay Charles

Sep 23 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist who pioneered soul music (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2004)

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • Sep 26 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), born in Kusel, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Sep 27 Igor Kipnis, harpsichordist/professor (Fairfield), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 28 Tommy Collins, [Leonard Sipes], country singer (Don't Growl)
  • Sep 29 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 29 Billy Strange [William], singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)

Person of interestRichard Harris

Oct 1 Richard Harris, Irish actor (Man Called Horse) and singer (MacArthur Park), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2002)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • Oct 2 Günter Kochan, German composer, born in Luckau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Oct 4 József Soproni, Hungarian composer and educator, born in Sopron
  • Oct 8 Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer (Ki No Kyoko), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Oct 9 Fjölnir Stefánsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjaví, Iceland (d. 2011)
  • Oct 12 Jack Gottlieb, American composer, writer and editor, born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 14 Robert Parker, American saxophonist and soul singer (Barefootin'), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 16 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress, singer and TV presenter (Vengeance, Searching for Monica, Don Juan), born in Seville, Spain
  • Oct 17 Angelo Paccignini, composer
  • Oct 24 The Big Bopper, [Jiles Perry Richardson], American musician, born in Sabine Pass, Texas (d. 1959)
  • Oct 28 Harry Gilbert Trythall, composer
  • Oct 28 John Henry Mayer, composer
  • Oct 29 Natalie Sleeth, American composer (d. 1992)
  • Oct 29 Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer
  • Oct 30 Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer
  • Oct 31 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 1994)
  • Oct 31 Booker Ervin [Booker Telleferro Ervin II], American saxophonist (Charles Mingus), born in Denison, Texas (d. 1970)
  • Nov 6 Raymond Baervoets, Belgian composer (Metamorphoses), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • Nov 11 Hank Garland, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2004)
  • Nov 11 Vernon Handley, English conductor
  • Nov 14 Jay Migliori, saxophonist (Supersax), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Nov 17 David Werner Amram, composer (Splendor in the Grass), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 22 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), born in Bury St Edmunds, England (d. 2017)
  • Dec 4 Paul-Heinz Dittrich, composer
  • Dec 4 Roman Semyonovich Ledenyou, composer
  • Dec 4 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, (d. 2013)
  • Dec 7 Richard Felciano, composer
  • Dec 8 Alain Weber, French composer, born in Château-Thierry
  • Dec 11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Dec 12 Friedrich Voss, German composer and pianist, born in Halberstadt, Germany
  • Dec 17 Makoto Moroi, composer
  • Dec 24 Robert Joffrey, [Abdullah Jaffa Anver Bey Khan], American dancer
  • Dec 27 Jacqueline Fontijn, Flemish composer
  • Dec 29 Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay (Heartbreak Hotel), born in Shamrock, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Dec 29 Willy Giefer, German composer, born in Koblenz, Germany
  • Dec 31 Odetta [Odetta Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2008)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music