1942 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 240

  • May 24 Derek Quinn, guitarist (Freddie & Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • May 25 Brian "Blinky" Davison, rocker
  • May 26 Ray Ennis, England, guitar (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • May 27 Priscilla Anne McLean, composer
  • Jun 3 Anita Harris, singer/actress (Follow that Camel)
  • Jun 3 Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and soul musician (Freddie's Dead, Superfly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Jun 5 Charles Dodge, composer
  • Jun 6 Howie Kane [Howard Kirshenbaum], American rocker (Jay and the Americans)
  • Jun 8 Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 10 Janet Vogel, rocker (Skyliners)
  • Jun 12 Len Barry [Leonard Borisoff], American rocker (1-2-3-Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 13 James Carr, American singer (To Love Somebody), born in Como, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Jun 16 Eddie Levert, vocalist (O'Jays-For the Love of Money), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Jun 16 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), born in Birmingham (d. 1973)
  • Jun 17 Norman Kuhlice, England, rocker (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • Jun 18 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor

Person of interestPaul McCartney

Jun 18 Paul McCartney, English musician and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Jun 18 Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (d. 1980)
  • Jun 19 Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane, rocker (Spanky & Our Gang-Lazy Day)

Person of interestBrian Wilson

Jun 20 Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer (Beach Boys), born in Inglewood, California

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Singer-Songwriter
Brian Wilson
  • Jun 22 Murphy Dunne, American actor and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 24 Michele Lee, American actress and singer (Karen-Knots Landing, Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 24 Arthur Brown, England, rocker (Fire) [or May 24]
  • Jun 26 Larry "The Mole" Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat-On the Road Again), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 26 Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Jun 27 Bruce Arthur Johnston [Benjamin Baldwin], American singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Beach Boys), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Jun 27 Frank Mills, Canadian pianist, composer and arranger (Music Box Dancer), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 27 John Howard McGuire, American composer, born in Artesia, California
  • Jul 1 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • Jul 7 Christopher "Chris" Stamp, British music producer, psychodrama therapist and manager (The Who, Jimi Hendrix), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Jul 10 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 2010)
  • Jul 11 Tomasz Stańko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), born in Rzeszów, Poland
  • Jul 12 Richard Stoltzman, American clarinetist (Tashi), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jul 13 Jay Uzzell, rocker (Corsairs)
  • Jul 13 Roger [Jim] McGuinn, American musician (the Byrds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 13 Stephen Jo Bladd, rocker (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 16 Desmond Dekker, Jamaican reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites), born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica (d. 2006)
  • Jul 17 Gale Garnett, singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 20 T G Sheppard, [William Browder], Humbolt Tn, singer (Devil in Bottle)
  • Jul 21 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • Jul 23 Jan de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks), born in Amsterdam
  • Jul 23 Madeline Bell, American singer (Black Nativity), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jul 24 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • Jul 27 Bobby [Robert Arthur Thornbury] Campbell, Scottish journalist and musician, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • Aug 1 Jerry Garcia, American rock musician (Grateful Dead), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • Aug 1 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 5 Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 7 B J Thomas, Hugo, Oklahoma, American singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)
  • Aug 7 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
  • Aug 8 Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • Aug 11 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
  • Aug 13 Sheila Armstrong, English soprano, born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • Aug 14 Son [Frank] Seals, American blues musician (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • Aug 15 Peter York, rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 20 Isaac Hayes, composer (Shaft), born in Covington, Tennessee
  • Aug 23 Patricia McBride, American ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Aug 24 Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Walter Williams, American rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 26 Vic Dana, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 27 Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille), born in Pasadena, California
  • Aug 29 Sterling Morrison, American musician (Velvet Underground), born in East Meadow, New York (d. 1995)
  • Sep 3 Al Jardine, American guitarist and singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room), born in Lima, Ohio
  • Sep 4 Merald "Bubba" Knight, singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 5 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor (Improvisaciones), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • Sep 6 Dave Bargeron, American rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 6 Mel McDaniel, American country singer (Baby's got her Blue Jeans On), born in Checotah, Oklahoma
  • Sep 8 Brian Cole, rock vocalist/bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 8 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 9 Inez Foxx, American R&B singer (Mockingbird), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Sep 9 Luther Simmons, rocker (Main Ingredient
  • Sep 10 Danny Hutton, Irish rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • Sep 11 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Sep 11 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Sep 12 Tomés Marco, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 14 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, born in Tallin (d. 1995)
  • Sep 14 Oliver Lake, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Marianna, Arkansas
  • Sep 15 Lee Dorman, American bassist (Iron Butterfly), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 16 Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
  • Sep 19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 24 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 24 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 25 John Taylor, British jazz pianist, born in Manchester, England
  • Sep 25 Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention, Rhinoceros), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2014)
  • Sep 27 Alvin Stardust, English singer, born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 28 Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
  • Sep 29 Jean-Luc Ponty, French fusion violinist (Frank Zappa), born in Avranches, France
  • Sep 30 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock vocalist and drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
  • Sep 30 Frankie Lymon, American rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 30 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)
  • Oct 5 Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Oct 12 Melvin Franklin, American musician (The Temptations), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • Oct 14 Billy Harrison, Irish rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 15 Don Stevenson, American rock drummer (Moby Grape), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 16 Dave Lovelady, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool
  • Oct 17 Gary Puckett, vocalist (Gary Puckett& Union Gap "Woman Woman"), born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Oct 21 Elvin Bishop, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Oct 22 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 22 Robin John Maconie, composer
  • Oct 22 Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)
  • Oct 26 Dietmar Polaczek, composer

Weddings in Music


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Deaths in Music