On This Day

Year 1935 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 John MacIvor Perkins, American composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • Aug 3 Vic Vogel, Hungarian-Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 7 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Aug 9 George S. Leotsakos, Greek composer and musicologist, born in Athens, Greece
  • Aug 10 Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli, Georgian composer (NightPrayers), born in Tblisi, Georgia
  • Aug 15 Jim Dale, English actor, director and singer (Barnum; My One & Only), born in Rothwell, England
  • Aug 18 Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary
  • Aug 20 Charles Shere, American composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • Aug 20 J. J. Malone, American soul singer (It's a shame), born in Pete's Corner, Alabama (d. 2004)
  • Aug 20 Justin Tubb, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Aug 23 Loren Rush, American composer, born in Richmond, California
  • Aug 30 John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming), born in Parris Island, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • Sep 1 Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1973-2002), born in Mukden, Manchuria
  • Sep 3 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), born in Amsterdam (d. 2012)
  • Sep 3 Dorothy Masuka, Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer and activist, born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2019)
  • Sep 4 Ora Bat Chaim, Israeli cellist and composer born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Sep 5 Helen Gifford, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 6 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • Sep 8 James Clay, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Sep 11 Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer, born in Paide, Järva County
  • Sep 19 Nick Massi, American rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • Sep 20 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1999)
  • Sep 23 Pierre Marietan, composer

Person of interestJerry Lee Lewis

Sep 29 Jerry Lee Lewis, American rock and roll piano player and singer ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"; "Great Balls Of Fire"), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Sep 30 Jill Corey, Avonmore Pa, singer (Your Hit Parade)
  • Sep 30 Johnny Mathis, American pop vocalist ("Chances Are"; "Wild Is The Wind"; The Twelfth of Never"), born in Gilmer, Texas

Person of interestJulie Andrews

Oct 1 Julie Andrews, British actress and singer (Mary Poppins; The Sound Of Music), born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
  • Oct 2 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-British pianist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Oct 5 Arlene Saunders, American soprano, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • Oct 9 Tibor Fátyol, Hungarian composer, born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (d. 2017)
  • Oct 10 Paolo Renosto, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1988)
  • Oct 11 Jan van Vlijmen, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2004)

Person of interestLuciano Pavarotti

Oct 12 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, The Three Tenors), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2007)

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • Oct 12 Sam Moore, American R&B and soul vocalist (Sam & Dave - Soul Man), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 13 Paul Humphrey, American jazz, R&B, and session and touring drummer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 14 La Monte Young, American minimalist avant-garde composer (Compositions 1960), born in Bern, Idaho
  • Oct 15 Barry McGuire, American singer (Eve of Destruction), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 16 Sugar Pie DeSanto [Peylia Marsema Balinton], American R&B singer (Soulful Dress), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 18 Jorge "Jordi" Cervelló, Catalan composer and musicologist, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Oct 21 (George) Derek Bell, Northern Irish harpist, pianist, oboist, musicologist, and composer (The Chieftans; "Three Images of Ireland in Druid Times"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2002)
  • Oct 23 Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Oct 23 Zbigniew Rudzinski, Polish composer (Mannequins), born in Czechowice, Poland
  • Oct 25 Zdeněk Pololáník, Czech composer and organist, born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • Oct 28 Folke Rabe, Swedish avant-garde composer (What??), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2017)
  • Nov 4 Elgar Howarth, English conductor and composer, born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England
  • Nov 5 Jerry Amper Dadap, Filippino guitarist and composer, born in Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
  • Nov 5 Nicholas Maw, British composer, born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2009)
  • Nov 12 Terry Johnson, US R&B singer (Flamingos-I Know Better), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 15 Peter John Welding, record producer
  • Nov 17 Imrat Khan, Indian sitar and surbahar player and composer, born in Calcutta, British India (d. 2018)
  • Nov 21 Fairuz [Nouhad Haddad], Lebanese singer (Behebak Ya Libnan), born in Zuqaq al-Blat, Beirut, State of Greater Lebanon
  • Nov 26 Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (Dean Martin Show), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • Nov 27 Al Jackson, Jr., American session drummer, known as "The Human Time Keeper" (Stax; Booker T. & MGs - "McLemore Avenue"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • Nov 27 Helmut Friedrich Lachenmann, German composer, born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Dec 2 Jürg Wyttenbach, Swiss composer, born in Bern, Switzerland
  • Dec 6 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • Dec 6 George Williams, American soul singer (The Tymes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Dec 7 Jean-Claude Casadesus, French conductor, born in Paris, France
  • Dec 9 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), born in Bossier City, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • Dec 16 Howard Quilling, American classical composer (From Quiet Beginnings), and educator, born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Dec 19 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (Moanin'), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • Dec 23 Esther Phillips [Jones], American R&B singer ("What A Diff'rence A Day Makes"), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1984)
  • Dec 26 Abdul "Duke" Fakir, American rock vocalist (Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 26 Noel Kelehan, Irish pianist, conductor (RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and arranger (Eurovision; U2), born in Dublin (d. 2012)
  • Dec 30 Bruno Canino, Italian pianist, harpsichordist, composer, and music director, born in Naples, Italy

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music