1934 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 156 of 156

  • Aug 13 Leifur Thórarinsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 1998)
  • Aug 15 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1998)
  • Aug 16 Ketty Lester, [Revoyda Frierson], US singer/actress (Love Letters)
  • Aug 18 Ronnie Carroll, British singer (Walk Hand in Hand), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Aug 20 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, South Blend, IN, country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), (d. 2007)
  • Aug 21 Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist
  • Aug 22 John Chowning, American composer, born in Salem, New Jersey
  • Aug 23 Lojze Lebic, Slovenian composer, born in Prevalje, Slovenia
  • Aug 24 Roger Donald Dickerson, American composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 29 Gene Allison, American R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try), born in Pegram, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • Aug 29 Jean-Pierre Guézec, French composer (Colorful Architectures), born in Dijon (d. 1971)
  • Sep 2 Michael Sahl, composer
  • Sep 3 Xavier Darasse, French organist and composer, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1992)
  • Sep 3 Freddie King, American blues singer (Hideaway), born in Gilmer, Texas (d. 1976)
  • Sep 5 Carol Lawrence, American actress (West Side Story), born in Melrose Park, Illinois
  • Sep 7 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist (Grits Ain't Groceries), born in Inverness, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • Sep 8 Peter Maxwell Davies, composer (Prolation, Taverner), born in Manchester, England (d. 2016)
  • Sep 10 Larry Sitsky, composer
  • Sep 10 Vassil Kazandjiev, Bulgarian composer, born in Rousse
  • Sep 11 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Little Burgundy, Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 16 Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners and Solo Artist (d.2008)
  • Sep 19 Brian Epstein, English music entrepreneur and manager (Beatles), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1967)

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

Sep 21 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • Sep 26 Dick Heckstall-Smith, English jazz-blues saxophonist, born in Ludlow, Shropshire (d. 2004)
  • Sep 30 Udo Jürgens, Austrian singer
  • Oct 3 Benjamin Boretz, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 7 [Everett] LeRoi Jones, [Amiri Baraka], American writer (Black Music)
  • Oct 13 Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer (Try to Remember), born in Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Oct 15 N. Ramani, Indian flutist, born in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2015)
  • Oct 17 Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), born in Kingston (d. 2015)
  • Oct 19 David Guard, rocker (Kingston Trio)
  • Oct 20 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer
  • Oct 22 Donald McIntyre, Bass-Baritone (Wotan-Das Rheingold), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 26 Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia), born in Berlin
  • Oct 29 Pim Jacobs, jazz pianist, Dutch TV host and actor (Gilas)
  • Oct 29 Ramon Sender, composer
  • Oct 29 Robert E Hughes, American orchestra leader (Rich Little Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch musician
  • Oct 31 Walter Steffens, German composer, born in Burtscheid, Aachen, Germany
  • Nov 1 William Mathias, Welsh composer, born in Whitland (d. 1992)
  • Nov 3 Ruma Guha Thakurta, Singer, Actress, Dancer, Founder of Calcutta Youth Choir
  • Nov 8 Doc Green, American rocker (The Drifters) (d. 1989)
  • Nov 14 Ellis Marsalis, jazz musician
  • Nov 15 Peter Dickinson, English composer, born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
  • Nov 19 Dave Guard, singer-songwriter (The Kingston Trio), born in San Francisco, California (1991)
  • Nov 19 David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
  • Nov 24 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (St Florian)
  • Nov 24 Claudio Prieto, composer
  • Nov 24 Martin Charnin, Broadway lyricist (Annie, West Side Story)
  • Nov 28 Carlos Farinas, composer
  • Dec 1 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Dec 9 Alan Ridout, English composer, born in West Wickham, (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 [Amos] Junior Wells, blues singer (In My Younger Days), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Dec 12 Habib Hassan Touma, composer
  • Dec 25 McKinley Mitchell, US gospel/singer (The Town I Live In)
  • Dec 30 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1990)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music