On This Day

Year 1933 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 17 Mark Dinning, American pop singer (Teen Angel), born in Manchester, Oklahoma (d. 1986)
  • Aug 21 Janet Baker, English mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave), born in Hatfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Aug 25 Wayne Shorter, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Weather Report), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 29 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2009)
  • Aug 30 Arne Mellnäs, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 2002)
  • Sep 1 Conway Twitty [Harold Jenkins], Miss, country singer (Hello Darlin')
  • Sep 1 Marshall Lytle, Old Fort, North Carolina, Hall of Fame rock bassist (Comets), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 3 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, born in Reutlingen (d. 2011)
  • Sep 3 Tompall Glaser, American singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again), born in Spalding, Nebraska (d. 2013)
  • Sep 5 Vincent McDermott, American composer, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Sep 8 Eric Salzman, American composer (New Musical Theater), born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • Sep 8 Asha Bhonsle, Indian playback singer, born in Sangli, British India
  • Sep 15 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor
  • Sep 18 (James Frederick) "Jimmie" Rodgers, American pop singer and guitarist ("Honey Comb" ; “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again”), born in Camas, Washington (d. 2021)
  • Sep 18 Manfred Niehaus, German composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Sep 22 Leonardo Balada, composer
  • Sep 24 Mel Taylor, American rock drummer (The Ventures - "Walk, Don't Run"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 25 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • Sep 25 Ian Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter (Ian & Sylvia), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Sep 30 Emily "Cissy" Houston [née Drinkard], American soul and gospel singer and Whitney's mother, born in Newark, New Jersey.
  • Oct 1 Olga Pozzi Escot, Peruvian-American composer and musicologist, born in Lima, Peru
  • Oct 2 Dimiter Khristov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2017)
  • Oct 2 Phill Niblock, American composer, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • Oct 2 (Albert Ronald) "Ronnie" Ross, Scottish jazz and session baritone saxophonist, born in Calcutta, India (2 October 1933 (d. 1991)
  • Oct 13 Adam Kaczyński, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2010)
  • Oct 17 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer-songwriter, The Singing Nun, born in Laeken (d. 1985)
  • Oct 18 Jacques Charpentier, French organist and composer (72 études karnatiques), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • Oct 27 Floyd Cramer, American Country Music Hall of Fame pianist (Last Date; On the Rebound), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • Nov 3 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), born in York, England (d. 2011)
  • Nov 6 Joseph Pope, American singer (Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • Nov 7 George Tibbits, Australian composer, born in Boulder, Western Australia (d. 2008)
  • Nov 10 Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter (Mustang Sally), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • Nov 10 Bobby Rush, American Blues musician, composer and singer (Rawer than Raw), born in Homer, Louisiana
  • Nov 11 Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Nov 16 Garnet Mimms, American singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby), born in Ashland, West Virginia
  • Nov 21 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Nov 23 Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer ("Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima"), born in Dębica, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Nov 25 Ramiro Cortés Jr., American composer, born in Dallas, Texas (c. 1984)

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Nov 26 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

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  • Nov 29 John Mayall, British blues musician (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers), born in Macclesfield, England
  • Nov 29 John Lamb, American jazz double bassist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in Vero Beach, Florida
  • Dec 1 Lou Rawls, American soul singer-songwriter and producer ("You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Natural Man"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • Dec 1 Violetta Verdy, French ballerina and teacher, born in Pont-l'Abbé, Brittany (d. 2016)
  • Dec 5 Bernard van Beurden, Dutch composer and music educator, born in Amsterdam (d. 2016)
  • Dec 6 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), born in Czernica, Poland (d. 2010)
  • Dec 12 Manu Dibango, Cameroonian musician (Soul Makossa), born in Douala, French Cameroon (d. 2020)
  • Dec 13 Lou Adler, American music executive, director, producer, and co-owner of the famous Roxy Theatre, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Dec 14 Leo Wright, American jazz saxophone and flute player (Dizzy Gillespie;; Blues Shout; I Left My Heart In San Francisco), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 1991)
  • Dec 15 Jesse Belvin, American rock vocalist (Mr Easy), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1960)
  • Dec 16 Johnny "Hammond" Smith, American jazz and bop organist (Wild Horses Rock Steady), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • Dec 20 Gordon Getty, American composer, businessman and heir of J. Paul Getty, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 21 Miklos Kocsar, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary
  • Dec 29 "Prez" Kenneth [Kidd], American blues singer and bass guitarist ("Devil Dealing"), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Dec 30 Perry Ford [Brian Pugh], British pop singer, session musician and songwriter (The Ivy League - "Tossing And Turning"), born in Lincoln, England (d. 1999)
  • Dec 31 Fred F. Carter Jr., American country session guitarist, singer, producer and composer (Nashville's "A-Team"), born in Winnsboro, Louisiana (d. 2010)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music