On This Day

Year 1937 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 4 David Vickerman Bedford, British composer and educator, born in Hendon, Middlesex (d. 2011)
  • Aug 6 Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)
  • Aug 6 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2000)
  • Aug 6 Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra; Quartet West), born in Shenandoah, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • Aug 8 Louis Neefs, Belgian singer
  • Aug 11 Allegra Kent, American ballet dancer and actress (The Addams Family), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 14 Brian Fenelly, American composer (A Thoreau Symphony), born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 David Behrman, American composer (On The Other Ocean), born in Salzburg, Austria
  • Aug 20 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • Aug 20 Sky Saxon [Richard Marsh], American rocker (The Seeds - "Pushin' To Hard"), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2009)
  • Aug 22 Donald MacLeary, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 27 Alice Coltrane [née McLeod], American jazz harp, piano, and organ player (Journey in Satchidananda), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 Phil Shulman, Scottish rock horn player (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 27 Tommy Sands, American singer/actor (Teenage Rock, Dream With Me), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Joe Osborn, American session bass player (Bridge Over Troubled Water), born in Mound, Louisana (d. 2018)
  • Sep 7 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • Sep 10 Paul Martin Palombo, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Sep 11 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet-Russian singer and businessman, born in Chasiv Yar, Ukraine (d. 2018)
  • Sep 18 Norman Dinerstein, American composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • Sep 20 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish singer and actress, born in Hagfors, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • Sep 25 Michael Gibbs, jazz composer (Mike Gibbs + 12 play Gil Evans), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Sep 25 Thomas Kessler, Swiss composer, born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Sep 28 Edward Applebaum, American classical music composer (The Princess In The Garden), born In Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 30 Valentin Vasil'yevich Sil'vestrov, composer
  • Oct 3 Boldizsár Csiky, Romanian composer, born in Târgu Mureș, Romania
  • Oct 3 Ton de Kruyf, Dutch composer, born in Leerdam, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • Oct 9 Pat Burke, British rocker (Foundations), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 16 Emile Ford, St. Lucian pop singer (first Black male singer to top UK charts - "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?"), and sound engineer, born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2016)
  • Oct 20 Wanda Jackson, Maud Oklahoma, country singer (Let's Have a Party)
  • Oct 21 Norman Wright, rocker (Del-Vikings)
  • Oct 22 Tadeas Salva, composer
  • Oct 22 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (d. 1982)
  • Oct 23 Yvonne Staples, American R&B singer (The Staple Singers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Oct 24 Miguel Ángel Coria, Spanish composer of classical music, born in Madrid (d. 2016)
  • Oct 29 Michael Ponti, German pianist (Boston Competition 1964), born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • Oct 30 Tony Cucchiara, Italian folk singer and songwriter (Cain and Abel), born in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy (d. 2018)
  • Oct 31 Tom Paxton, American folk singer and songwriter (Forest Lawn), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 1 Bill Anderson, American country music singer (Still, From This Pen), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Nov 2 Earl "Speedoo" Carroll, American rocker (Cadillacs, Coasters), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 3 Paula Wayne, Hobart Oklahoma, vocalist (Everything's Great)
  • Nov 6 Edwin Roxburgh, English composer and conductor, born in Liverpool, England
  • Nov 11 Buddy Ace [Jimmie Lee Land], American Texas blues singer, born in Jasper, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Nov 13 Kamahl [Kandiah Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song), born in Kuala Lumpur
  • Nov 13 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), born in Bagata, Bandundu, Belgian Congo (d. 2013)
  • Nov 15 William E "Little Willie" John [Woods], US R&B singer (Fever)
  • Nov 15 Jimmy Ellis, RockHill, South Carolina, soul singer (The Trammps - Disco Inferno), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 19 Ray Collins, American rock vocalist (Mothers of Invention), born in Pomona, California (d. 2012)
  • Nov 19 José Molina [Quijada], Spanish-born American flamenco dancer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2018)
  • Nov 20 René Kollo, German tenor, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Nov 22 Nikolai Kapustin, Russian jazz pianist and composer, born in Horlivka, Soviet Ukraine (d. 2020)
  • Nov 26 Bob Babbitt [Robert Kreinar], Hungarian-American bassist (The Funk Brothers), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Nov 27 Robert "Bootsie" Barnes, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020) [1]
  • Nov 30 Jimmy Bowen, American record producer and pop star (I'm Stickin' With You), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
  • Dec 1 Gordon Crosse, Bury Lancashire England, composer (Grace of Todd)
  • Dec 2 Katherine Hoover, American flautist, composer (Eleni: A Greek Tragedy), teacher and conductor, born in Elkins, West Virginia (d. 2018)
  • Dec 10 Don Sebesky, American orchestra leader (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Dec 12 Connie Francis [Concetta Franconero], American singer and actress (Where the Boys Are), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 12 Philip Ledger, British organist, composer, conductor, and academic (King's College Cambridge), born in Bexhill-on-Sea, England (d. 2012)
  • Dec 16 Jim Glaser, American singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again), born in Spalding, Nebraska
  • Dec 16 Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, (d. 1986)
  • Dec 16 Bobby Porcelli, American Latin and Afro-Cuban jazz saxophone and flute player, born in New York City
  • Dec 17 Art Neville, American vocalist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 25 O'Kelly Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 30 John Hartford [Harford] American country and bluegrass banjo player, fiddler, and singer-songwriter ("Gentle on My Mind"), born in New York City (d. 2001)
  • Dec 30 (Noel) Paul Stookey, singer, songwriter and musician (Peter, Paul, & Mary - "The Wedding Song (There Is Love)"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 30 Tsisana Tatishvili, Georgian lyric-dramatic soprano, born in Tbilisi, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music