On This Day

Year 1942 in Music History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 259 of 259

  • Sep 30 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)
  • Oct 1 Herb Fame, American pop and soul singer (Peaches & Herb - "Reunited"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 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 drummer (The Fourmost - "A Little Loving"), born in Litherland, United Kingdom
  • Oct 17 Gary Puckett, American pop vocalist (Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - "Woman, Woman"; "Lady Willpower"), born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Oct 20 Joe Bourne, American jazz singer (Upbeat and Sweet), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 21 Elvin Bishop, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Fooled Around & Fell in Love), born in Glendale, California,
  • 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, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four - "I Fought The Law"), born in Baytown, Texas (d. 1966)
  • Oct 26 Dietmar Polaczek, Austrian composer and writer, born in Bendsburg, Upper Silesia (now Będzin, Poland)
  • 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, England
  • Oct 27 Mike Appel, American musician, songwriter and producer (Sir Lord Baltimore; Bruce Springsteen), born in Flushing, Queens, New York
  • Oct 30 Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer (Jeppe: The Cruel Comedy), born in Motala, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • Nov 7 Johnny Rivers [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 8 Gerald Alston, American singer (Manhattans-Crazy), born in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina
  • Nov 9 Richard Greene, American violinist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 10 Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 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, American actress and dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Nov 17 Bob Gaudio, American pop-rock musician and songwriter (Four Seasons - "Sherry"; "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 18 Jeffrey Siegel, American pianist (Chicago Symphony), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Meredith Monk, American choreographer, composer (Atlas) and performing artist, born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Norman Greenbaum, American folk singer (Spirit in the Sky), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Nov 22 Steve Caldwell, American pop singer (Orlons - "South Street"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 22 Floyd Sneed, Canadian rock drummer (Three Dog Night), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 24 Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer

Person of interestJimi Hendrix

Nov 27 James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Nov 27 Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 29 Felix Cavaliere, American rock singer, songwriter, and keyboardist (Rascals - "Lonely Too Long", "People Got to Be Free"), born in Pelham. New York
  • Nov 29 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss baritone opera singer, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Dec 2 Ted Bluechel, American rock vocalist and drummer (Association), born in San Pedro, California
  • Dec 4 Bob Mosley, American rock bassist (Moby Grape), born in Paradise Valley, California
  • Dec 7 Harry Chapin, American folk-rock singer-songwriter (Taxi; Cat's in the Cradle), born in New York City, New York (d. 1981)
  • Dec 7 Jonathan D. Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • Dec 8 Bobby Elliott, British rock drummer (The Hollies), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • Dec 8 [Frederick] "Toots" Hibbert, Jamaican singer-songwriter (The Maytals - "Pressure Drop"), born in May Pen, Jamaica (d. 2020)
  • Dec 10 Beer Bossu [Berend Frederik Gertenbach], Dutch actor and vocalist (Pub Chantant), born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 14 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • Dec 15 Dave Clark, English rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England
  • Dec 17 Paul Butterfield, American blues singer and harmonica player (Paul Butterfield Blues Band; Better Days), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Dec 19 Cornell Dupree, American jazz and R&B session guitarist (Atlantic Records - Aretha Franklin), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Dec 21 Carla Thomas, American singer (Let Me Be Good to You)
  • Dec 21 Reinhard Mey, German singer, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Dec 22 Dick Parry, English session and touring rock saxophonist (Pink Floyd - "Money"), born in Kentford, Suffolk
  • Dec 23 Friedrich Schenker, composer, born in Zeulenroda, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Dec 25 Barry Goldberg, American blues musician (The Rides), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 26 Earl Cate, American country singer and piano player (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks),born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Dec 26 Ernie Cate, American country singer and guitarist (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Dec 26 Rob de Nijs, Dutch pop singer (Put A Candle In Your Window), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dec 27 Mike Heron, rock musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dec 30 Michael Nesmith, American rock guitarist (The Monkees), and singer-songwriter ("Different Drum"), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 30 Robert Quine, American rock guitarist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Dec 31 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne), born in Blackpool, Lancashire

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music