1942 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 231

  • 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 24 Michele Lee, actress/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
  • 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 10 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell)
  • Jul 12 Richard Stoltzman, 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, [Dacris], Jamaica, reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites)
  • 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 John de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks)
  • Jul 23 Madeline Bell, US singer (Black Nativity)
  • Jul 24 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • Jul 27 Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician
  • Aug 1 Jerry Garcia, American rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle John's Band, Sugar Magnolia), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 1 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer
  • 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 22 Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 23 Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
  • 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 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician
  • Sep 3 Al Jardine, Lima Oh, guitarist/singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room)
  • 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 Harry Jack Max, rocker
  • 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 12 Tomés Marco, Basque/Spanish composer
  • Sep 14 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, born in Tallin (d. 1995)
  • Sep 14 Oliver Eugene Lake, jazz saxophonist and composer
  • 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, rock vocalist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry crossed Mersey)
  • Sep 24 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut Meister, rocker (Angels), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 25 John Taylor, jazz pianist
  • 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, Rhythm and Blues musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 12 Melvin Franklin, American musician (The Temptations), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • Oct 14 Billy Harrison, rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 15 Don Stevenson, 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
  • Oct 27 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 27 Phillip Catherine, Belgian jazz guitarist, born in London
  • Oct 30 Sven-David Sandstrom, composer
  • Nov 7 Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 8 Gerald Alston, US singer (Manhattans-Crazy)
  • Nov 10 Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer/conductor
  • Nov 13 John P Hammond, American blues singer (So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Daniel Barenboim, pianist/conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nov 16 Donna McKechnie, actress, dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Nov 17 Bob Gaudio, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in The Bronx, New York

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music