1936 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 4 Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
  • Jan 24 Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 28 Pravda criticizes Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth"

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 14 French singer Édith Piaf questioned after nightclub owner and her patron Louis Leplée murdered in Paris

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 George M. Cohan is the first artist to be presented with a US Congressional Gold Medal, by Franklin D. Roosevelt (for raising war morale)

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • Dec 26 Israel's Philarmonic Orchestra forms

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 168

  • Jan 1 Eve Queler, American conductor, born in NYC, New York

Person of interestRoger Miller

Jan 2 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • Jan 3 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, born in Roermond (d. 1996)
  • Jan 7 Eldee Young, US bassist (Young Holt Unlimited-Hang on Sloopy)
  • Jan 8 Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor
  • Jan 9 Peter Fletcher, music teacher
  • Jan 11 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Jan 13 Ami Maayani, Israeli composer and conductor, born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Jan 13 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • Jan 14 Clarence Carter, US singer (Thread the Needle)
  • Jan 19 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • Jan 24 Daniel Goode, composer
  • Jan 24 Jack Scott, Canadian rocker (My True Love)
  • Jan 28 Jack Scott, vocalist (My True Love)
  • Jan 28 Robert Suderburg, composer
  • Jan 29 Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
  • Jan 29 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records, born in Edisto, South Carolina (d. 1983)
  • Jan 31 Marvin Junior, singer (Dells-Oh What a Night)
  • Feb 8 Larry Verne, singer (Custer)
  • Feb 9 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country singer, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 12 Arnost Parsch, Czech composer, born in Bučovice, Czech Republic (d. 2013)
  • Feb 19 Bob Engemann, American singer (The Lettermen), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Feb 22 Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr], African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 25 Norman Orville Scribner, composer
  • Feb 26 Cyrus Faryar, American folk musician, songwriter, and record producer (Modern Folk Quartet), born in Tehran, Persia
  • Feb 27 Chuck Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
  • Mar 4 Aribert Reimann, composer
  • Mar 4 Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
  • Mar 8 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)
  • Mar 9 Mickey Gilley, American country singer (Urban Cowboy), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • Mar 16 Frederick "Fred" Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and dolphin conservationist (Everybody's Talkin'), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Mar 17 Ladislaw Kupkovic, composer
  • Mar 18 Robert Lee Smith, US singer (Tams, You Lied to Your Daddy)
  • Mar 19 Amancio D'Silva, musician
  • Mar 19 Birthe Wilke, Danish singer
  • Mar 20 Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican Reggae artist

Person of interestVaughn Meader

Mar 20 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, born in Waterville, Maine (d. 2004)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • Mar 21 Marek Stachowski, composer
  • Mar 22 Roger Whittaker, country singer (Durham Town), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Mar 24 Fredrick Kaufmamn, composer
  • Mar 24 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 25 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist
  • Mar 26 Erich Urbanner, composer
  • Mar 26 Fred Paris, rocker (Five Satins)
  • Mar 27 Malcolm Goldstein, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 29 Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, born in Kent, England (d. 2012)
  • Apr 3 Scott LaFaro, American jazz musician, born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • Apr 3 Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist, born in Germantown, Philadelphia (d. 2008)
  • Apr 4 Margo J. Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers) (d. 1991)
  • Apr 5 John White, English composer and musical performer (systems music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6 Manfred Schoof, composer
  • Apr 9 Jerzy Maksymiuk, Polish pianist, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1983-93), born in Grodno, Poland
  • Apr 10 Bobby Smith, American singer (Spinners), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Apr 15 Hector Quintanar, composer
  • Apr 17 Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)
  • Apr 19 Csaba Szabo, Hungarian composer, born in Ákosfalva, Transylvania (d. 2003)
  • Apr 19 Ruby Johnson, US singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away)
  • Apr 21 Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer

Person of interestGlen Campbell

Apr 22 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), born in Delight, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Apr 22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
  • Apr 23 Roy Orbison, American rock musician (Pretty Woman), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1988)
  • Apr 26 Doug Sax, American mastering engineer (Bob Dylan, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Apr 27 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, born in Atherton, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • Apr 28 John Martin Tchicai, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 29 April Stevens, rock vocalist (Deep Purple), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Apr 29 Zubin Mehta, conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Mumbai, India
  • Apr 30 Robert "Bobby" Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • May 2 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • May 2 Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], British singer, born in Madras, India
  • May 5 Patrick Gowers, British composer
  • May 6 Sylvia Robinson, rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange)
  • May 7 Cornelius Cardew, British composer (Scratch Orchestra), born in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (d. 1981)
  • May 7 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), born in Collinsville, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • May 12 Klaus Doldinger, German jazz saxophonist (Passport) and composer for film, born in Berlin
  • May 14 Bobby Darin [Walden Robert Cassotto], American singer (Mack the Knife), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1973)
  • May 15 Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian singer/actress (Cinderfella)
  • May 15 Jean Balissat, composer
  • May 17 Philippe Boesmans, composer
  • May 23 Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • May 24 Harold Budd, American avant-garde composer, born in Los Angeles
  • May 25 Tom T Hall, Olive Hill Ky, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)
  • May 28 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • May 30 Galina Shostakovich, daughter of Russian composer Dmitri
  • Jun 2 Otis Williams, doo wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 6 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (4 Tops-Same Old Song), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • Jun 11 Jud Strunk, American singer and comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1981)
  • Jun 14 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, singer (The Four Tops) (d. 2005)
  • Jun 15 Alexandru Hrisanide, composer
  • Jun 19 Shirley Goodman, US R&B singers (Shirley & Lee-Feels so Good)
  • Jun 19 Marisa Galvany, American soprano
  • Jun 20 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters-Young Blood), born in Itasca, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Jun 22 Kris Kristofferson, American singer/actor (Amerika, Millennium), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • Jun 22 Verne Allison, singer (Dells-Open Up My Heart)
  • Jun 22 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian musician
  • Jun 28 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician
  • Jun 29 Leonard Lee, American vocalist (Shirley & Lee-Let the Good Times Roll), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • Jun 30 Dave Van Ronk, rocker/actor (Caffe Lena)
  • Jun 30 Pauls Dambis, composer
  • Jul 4 Richard "Dick" Hyde, American trombonist and session musician (Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Madonna), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • Jul 7 Friedhelm Dohl, composer

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 14 Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 7 Guy d'Hardelot, French composer, best known for Because (b. 1858)
  • Jan 22 Louis Glass, Danish composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 23 Dame Clara Butt, alto singer (Country of Hope & Glory), dies at 62
  • Mar 4 Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 6 Josef Stransky, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 6 Rubin Goldmark, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 21 Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, composer (Chopiniana), dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (b. 1895)
  • Apr 1 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 11 Mitya Stillman, composer, dies at 44
  • Apr 13 Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)
  • Apr 18 Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Belkis), dies at 56
  • Apr 18 Seaborn McDaniel Denson, American composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 24 Alphons Diepenbrock, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 24 Bernard van Dieren, composer, dies at 51
  • May 6 Hans Jelmoli, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 59
  • May 18 Alick Maclean, composer, dies at 63
  • May 25 Ján Levoslav Bella, Slovak composer, dies at 92
  • Jun 24 Nandor Zsolt, composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 13 Izydor Lotto, composer, dies at 91
  • Jul 20 Arthur Battelle Whiting, American composer and teacher, dies at 75
  • Jul 24 James Philip Dunn, composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 30 Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 4 Henry Schoenfeld, American composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 15 Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 15 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), dies at 71
  • Aug 17 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36
  • Aug 19 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38
  • Sep 14 Ossip Gabrilovich, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 15 Bela Anton Szabados, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 19 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
  • Nov 3 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, dies at 42
  • Nov 11 Edward German, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 17 Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Austrian contralto (b. 1861)
  • Dec 25 Pierre Maurice, Swiss composer, dies at 68