On This Day

Year 1942 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 258

  • May 12 Billy Swan, Cape Giradeau La, rocker (I Can Help)
  • May 13 Jim Douglas, Scottish jazz guitarist, born in Gifford, East Lothian
  • May 14 Gerald Mark Shapiro, composer
  • May 17 Taj Mahal [Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, Jr.], American singer-songwriter (Real Thing), born in Harlem, New York
  • May 18 Rodney Dillard, rocker (Glittergrass)
  • May 20 Paula [Jill Jackson], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
  • May 22 Calvin Simon, American rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove), born in Beckley, West Virginia
  • May 22 Malika Sabirova, Soviet Tajik ballet dancer, born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (d. 1982)
  • May 24 Derek Quinn, English guitarist (Freddie & Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now), born in Manchester, England
  • May 25 Brian "Blinky" Davison, British rocker (The Nice), born in Leicester, England (d. 2008)
  • May 26 Ray Ennis, British rock guitarist (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good), born in Huyton, England
  • 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, English rocker (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • Jun 18 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (The Hague Philharmonic, 1980-1991; St. Louis Symphony, 1996-2002), born in Amsterdam (d. 2004)

Person of interestPaul McCartney

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

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Jun 18 Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (Derek and the Dominoes), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (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, British rock singer and songwriter (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire), born in Whitby, Yorkshire
  • 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 Johnston [Benjamin Baldwin], American singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Beach Boys, I Write the Songs), 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 3 "Dr." Lonnie Smith, American jazz Hammond B3 organist ( George Benson Quartet; Lou Donaldson), born in Lackawanna, New York
  • 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 (d. 2018)
  • 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, New Zealand singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 20 T.G. Sheppard [William Browder], American country singer (Devil in the Bottle), born in Humbolt, Tennessee
  • Jul 21 Kim Fowley, Philippines American rock vocalist/producer/songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 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], British rock bassist (The Tornados - "Telstar"), born in Detmold, The Free State of Lippe (now Germany) (d. 2000)
  • Jul 27 Bobby [Robert Arthur Thornbury] Campbell, Scottish journalist and musician, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)

Person of interestJerry Garcia

Aug 1 Jerry Garcia, American rock musician (Grateful Dead - "Uncle John's Band"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)

Rock Musician Jerry Garcia
Rock Musician
Jerry Garcia
  • Aug 1 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 5 Rick Huxley, English guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in Dartford, England (d. 2013)
  • Aug 5 Charles "Chuck" and "Bing" Day, American session guitarist, bassist and blues performer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Aug 7 B.J. Thomas, American singer (Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head; Hooked On A Feeling; Growing Pains Theme), born in Hugo, Oklahoma
  • Aug 7 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician, born in Santo Amaro, Brazil
  • 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, British rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Redcar, Yorkshire
  • Aug 17 John Tyrrell, British musicologist (Leoš Janáček; The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) (d. 2018)
  • Aug 20 Isaac Hayes, American musician and composer (Shaft), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • Aug 23 Patricia McBride Lousada, American ballerina (NYC Ballet Co) and cookbook author, born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • Aug 24 Joe Chambers, American rock guitarist and 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 [Samuel Mendola], American singer and dancer (Red Roses For A Blue Lady), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 27 Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together"), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2019)
  • Aug 29 Sterling Morrison, American rock guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in East Meadow, New York (d. 1995)
  • Sep 3 Al Jardine, American guitarist and singer (Beach Boys - "Help Me Rhonda"; "Sloop John B."), born in Lima, Ohio
  • Sep 4 Merald "Bubba" Knight, American 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 jazz-rock trombonist and tuba player (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 (d. 2011)
  • Sep 8 Brian Cole, American rock vocalist and bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1972)
  • 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, American R&B singer, songwriter and producer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays The Fool"), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 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 rock bassist (Iron Butterfly; Captain Beyond), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Sep 16 Bernie Calvert, English rock bassist (Hollies), born in Brierfield, England
  • 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 (d. 2021) [1]
  • 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 [Bernard Jewry], English rock singer("Jealous Mind"), 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 drummer (Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"), born in Chesterville, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • Sep 30 Frankie Lymon, American pop singer (The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Sep 30 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)

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