1940 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 188 of 188

  • Jul 9 John Salvito, rocker (Duprees)
  • Jul 10 Helen Donath, American soprano, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jul 19 Vikki Carr [Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona], American singer (Let it Be Him), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 23 Gary Stites, American rock vocalist (Lonely For You), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 26 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), born in Simonton, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Jul 26 Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer (Oi Erastes tou Oneirou), born in Kokkinia, Piraeus, Greece
  • Jul 27 Pina Bausch, German dancer and choreographer, born in Solingen, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Jul 30 Reva Rose, American singer and actress (Temperature's Rising), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 3 Joseph Dorfman, Israeli composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2006)
  • Aug 4 Timi Yuro [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Aug 10 Bobby Hatfield, American rocker (Righteous Bros-Unchained Melody), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • Aug 12 Alexander Yossifov, composer
  • Aug 14 Dash Crofts, Cisco Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
  • Aug 15 Rita Shane, American soprano, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2014)
  • Aug 19 Johnny Nash, rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 20 John Lantree, rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Newbury, Berkshire
  • Aug 24 Tony Secunda, rock band manager
  • Aug 25 Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone (Francois d'Assisif), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Aug 27 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist
  • Aug 28 Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind), born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • Sep 2 Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)
  • Sep 2 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist
  • Sep 5 Lewis Spratlan, American composer, born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 6 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme (d. 2015)
  • Sep 9 Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Sep 10 Roy Ayers, LA, disco jazz artist (Fever, You Send Me)
  • Sep 11 Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers), born in Manchester, England (d. 2002)
  • Sep 13 Joyce Schouten, Dutch singer (Fouryo's)
  • Sep 13 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • Sep 18 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 19 Bill Medley, American singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Sep 19 Paul Williams, American singer, actor and composer (Rainy Days and Mondays, Evergreen), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 19 Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Chatham, Ontario
  • Sep 22 Edward Boguslawski, composer
  • Sep 23 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, born in Washington D. C. (d. 2002)
  • Sep 24 Barbara "Bibs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 27 Josephine Barstow, opera singer
  • Sep 29 Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
  • Oct 2 Lord Davies, British engineer and chairman (Welsh National Opera)
  • Oct 3 Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter (Undercover Angel), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • Oct 7 Dino Valenti [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • Oct 8 Fred Cash, American rocker (Impressions), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Oct 9 Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, born in Paderborn (d. 2010)

Person of interestJohn Lennon

Oct 9 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Oct 13 Chris Farlowe [John Henry Deighton], English singer (Out of Times), born in London
  • Oct 13 Pharoah Sanders, American jazz saxophonist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas

Person of interestCliff Richard

Oct 14 Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist (Suddenly), born in Lucknow, India

  • Oct 18 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter, born in New York City
  • Oct 20 Kathy Kirby, British singer
  • Oct 21 Manfred Mann, [Michael Lubowitz], South Africa, rocker (Mighty Quinn)
  • Oct 23 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • Oct 27 Anthea Joseph, music producer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Oct 29 Frida Boccara, French singer (d. 1996)
  • Nov 1 Barry Sadler, American singer (d. 1989)
  • Nov 2 Gigi Proletti, Italian actor, director and singer (Alleluja brava gente), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 3 Dieter Acker, composer
  • Nov 4 Delbert McClinton, singer (Gonna Find a Good Woman), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Nov 9 Sergio Cervetti, composer, born in Dolores, Uruguay
  • Nov 10 Screaming Lord Sutch, rocker
  • Nov 13 Baby Washington, American singer (Only Those in Love), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
  • Nov 14 Freddie Garrity, rocker (Freddie & the Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • Nov 17 Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player
  • Nov 19 Alberto Villalpando, composer
  • Nov 21 Dr. John [Rebennack], American vocalist (I Was in Right Place), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 21 Natalia Makarova, Leningrad, ballerina (Kirov)/defected 1970
  • Nov 24 Wendell Morris Logan, composer
  • Nov 25 Percy Sledge, soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman)
  • Nov 28 Bruce Channel [McMeans], American singer (Hey! Baby), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • Nov 28 Clem Curtis, British singer (The Foundations), born in Trinidad
  • Nov 29 Chuck Mangione, jazz hornist (Chasing the Clouds Away), born in Rochester, New York

Person of interestRichard Pryor

Dec 1 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), born in Pecoria, Illinois (d. 2005)

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • Dec 4 Freddy Cannon, [Picariello], Lynn Ma, rocker (Palisades Park)
  • Dec 6 Steve Alaimo, rocker (Mashed Potatoes), born in Rochester, New York
  • Dec 9 Sammy Strain, US singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad)
  • Dec 12 Dionne Warwick, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Dec 16 Dimitri van Toren, Dutch vocalist/composer
  • Dec 19 Phil Ochs, anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Dec 20 Larry Willis, rock keyboardist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • Dec 21 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • Dec 21 Paul, [Ray Hildebrand], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
  • Dec 23 Eugene Record, US singer (Chi Lites-Give it Away)
  • Dec 23 Jorma Kaukonen, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 25 Peter Brown, rocker, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 25 Pete Brown, English musician and songwriter (Cream), born in Ashtead, Surrey
  • Dec 28 Alvin Singleton, American composer, born in New York City
  • Dec 28 Lonnie Liston Smith, US jazz performer (Cosmic Echoes, Magic Lady)
  • Dec 29 Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)
  • Dec 31 Mani Neumeier, German musician (Guru Guru), born in Munich, Germany

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music