On This Day

Year 1934 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 29 Henning Kronstam, Danish dancer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1995)
  • Jul 5 Diane Andersen, Danish-Belgian concert pianist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jul 7 Vinko Globokar, composer
  • Jul 12 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Jul 13 Roger Reynolds, composer
  • Jul 15 Harrison Birtwistle, English composer, born in Accrington, Lancashire
  • Jul 17 Philippe Capdenat, French classical composer, born in Bordeaux, France
  • Jul 23 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins-Earth Angel), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
  • Jul 24 Jimmy Holiday, American singer (How Can I Forget), born in Sallis, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • Jul 26 Anthony Gilbert, British composer, born in London
  • Jul 28 Jacques d'Amboise, American ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company), born in Dedham Massachusetts
  • Jul 30 André Prévost, Canadian composer, born in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada (d. 2001)
  • Aug 1 Hermann Baumann, German classical horn player, composer and teacher, born in Hamburg
  • Aug 5 Vern Gosdin, American country singer (Set 'Em Up Joe), born in Woodland, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • Aug 10 James Carl Tenney, American composer, born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 2006)
  • 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], American singer/actress (Love Letters), born in Hope, Arkansas
  • Aug 18 Ronnie Carroll, British singer (Walk Hand in Hand), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Aug 20 "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, American country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2007)
  • Aug 21 Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Aug 22 John Chowning, American composer (Turenas), born in Salem, New Jersey
  • Aug 23 Lojze Lebic, Slovenian composer, born in Prevalje, Slovenia
  • Aug 24 Roger Donald Dickerson, American composer (New Orleans Concerto), 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, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), born in Manchester, England (d. 2016)
  • Sep 10 Larry Sitsky, Australian composer, born in Tianjin. China
  • 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 George Chakiris, American actor (West Side Story), born in Norwood, Ohio
  • Sep 16 Ronnie Drew, Irish singer (The Dubliners), born in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 2008)

Person of interestBrian Epstein

Sep 19 Brian Epstein, English music entrepreneur and manager (Beatles), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1967)

Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager Brian Epstein
Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager
Brian Epstein

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

Sep 21 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter ("Hallelujah"; 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 Amiri Baraka, American writer (Black Music), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 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 Dave Guard, American folk singer, songwriter and arranger (Kingston Trio - "Tom Dooley"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1991)
  • 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 26 Jacques Loussier, French pianist and composer who created jazz arrangements of Bach and other classical music, born in Angers, France (d. 2019)
  • Oct 29 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Oct 29 Ramon Sender, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 29 Robert E Hughes, American orchestra leader (Rich Little Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch flautist, recorder player, and conductor (Orchestra of the 18th Century), born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 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 pop baritone vocalist (The Drifters) (d. 1989)
  • Nov 14 Ellis Marsalis, American jazz pianist & teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • Nov 15 Peter Dickinson, English composer, born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
  • Nov 17 Alan Curtis, American harpsichordist, musicologist and conductor, born in Mason, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Nov 19 Dave Guard, singer-songwriter (The Kingston Trio), born in San Francisco, California (1991)
  • Nov 24 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (St Florian; Life With An Idiot), born in Engels, Volga-German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 1998)
  • Nov 24 Claudio Prieto, Spanish composer (Solo a Solo; Cantata manriqueña), born in Palencia, Spain (d. 2015)
  • Nov 24 Martin Charnin, Broadway lyricist (Annie, West Side Story)
  • Nov 28 Carlos Fariñas, Cuban avant-garde composer, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba (d. 2002)
  • Dec 1 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer ("Me & Mrs. Jones"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Dec 5 Art Davis, American bassist (A Time Remembered), born in Hamburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Dec 7 Armando Manzanero, Mexican composer and singer (It’s Impossible, Adoro), born in Merida, Mexico (d. 2020) date disputed [1]
  • Dec 9 Alan Ridout, English composer, born in West Wickham, (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 Junior Wells, American blues singer (In My Younger Days), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1998)
  • Dec 12 Habib Hassan Touma, Palestinian composer, born in Nazareth, Israel (d. 1998)
  • Dec 21 (Bennie Ross) "Hank" Crawford, American saxophonist, arranger and songwriter (Help Me Make It Through the Night), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • Dec 21 Harmonica Slim [Travis Blaylock], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter ("You Better Believe It"), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1984)
  • Dec 23 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor (I Solisti Veneti), born in Padua (d. 2018)
  • Dec 25 McKinley Mitchell, US gospel/singer (The Town I Live In)
  • Dec 30 Del Shannon [Charles Westover], American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Runaway), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1990)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music