On This Day

Year 1943 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 310

  • Apr 16 Ruth Madoc, British singer and actress (Hi Di Hi), born in Norwich, Norfolk
  • Apr 17 Roy Estrada, American rock bassist (Mothers Of Invention), and convicted sex offender, born in Santa Ana, California
  • Apr 18 Lesley Miller, American pop, session, and advertising jingle singer ("He Wore A Green Beret"; "Reach Out and Touch Someone"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 19 Eve Graham [Beatson], Scottish pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"), born in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
  • Apr 20 John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor, born in Fontmell Magna, Dorset
  • Apr 22 Mel Carter, American pop singer ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 23 Hugh Davies, English composer, born in Exmouth, Devon (d. 2005)
  • Apr 24 Richard Sterban, American country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Apr 26 Gary Wright, American singer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About), born in Cresskill, New Jersey
  • Apr 27 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • Apr 28 The Fantastic Johnny C [Johnny Corley], American singer (Boogaloo down Broadway), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Apr 28 Jacques Dutronc, French singer (Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille), born in Paris
  • Apr 29 Duane Allen, American country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Taylortown, Texas
  • Apr 30 Bobby Vee, American pop singer (Night has a Thousand Eyes), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2016)
  • May 4 Nickolas Ashford, American singer (Ashford & Simpson), born in Fairfield, South Carolina (d. 2011)
  • May 4 Stella Parton, American singer (A Woman's Touch), sister of Dolly Parton, born in Sevierville, Tennessee
  • May 5 Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares
  • May 7 Rick West [Richard Westwood], rocker (Brian Poole & Tremeloes), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
  • May 8 Paul Samwell-Smith, Richmond, Surrey, English bassist (The Yardbirds-For Your Love)
  • May 8 Daniel Ray "Danny" Whitten, American musician and songwriter (Crazy Horse, Rod Stewart- "I Don't Want To Talk About It"), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1972)
  • May 9 Bruce Milner, American musician (Every Mother's Son)
  • May 9 John Hugen Tobler, British rock music journalist and record company executive (ZigZag Magazine co-founder), born in England
  • May 11 Arnie Satin [Silver], American musician (The Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 11 George Edwards, composer
  • May 11 Les Chadwick, English bassist (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool. England
  • May 12 David Walker, rock keyboardist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-Diamond Ring)
  • May 13 Mary Wells, American singer (My Guy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • May 14 Derek "Lek" Leckenby, English rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), born in Leeds, England (d. 1994)
  • May 14 Jack Bruce, Scottish bassist and singer-songwriter (Cream-White Room), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland (d. 2014)
  • May 14 Tania León, Cuban-born American composer (Drummin'), conductor, and educator, born in Havana, Cuba
  • May 17 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (d. 2005)
  • May 20 Tison Street, American violinist and composer (Jewel Tree), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 20 Al Bano, Italian singer
  • May 21 Hilton Valentine, British rock guitarist (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), born in North Shields, Northumberland, England (d. 2021)
  • May 25 John "Poli" Palmer, British rocker (Family), born in Evesham, Worcestershire
  • May 25 Leslie Uggams, American singer and actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots), born in NYC, New York
  • May 25 Jessi Colter [Miriam Johnson], American country singer (I'm Not Lisa), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], pop singer and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • May 28 Dennis Riley, American composer (Masques (for wind quintet)), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1999)
  • May 28 Tony Mansfield [Anthony Bookbinder], British rock drummer (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • May 28 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano, born in Athens (d. 2004)
  • May 31 Wayne Carson, country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)
  • Jun 1 Ely van Tongeren, Dutch guitarist/singer (Buffoons)
  • Jun 1 Richard Goode, concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 2 Ilaiyaraaja, Indian composer
  • Jun 3 Mike Dennis, rocker (Dovells)
  • Jun 5 Bill Hopkins, composer
  • Jun 14 Harold Wheeler, American composer and orchestrator, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 14 [Dewey Lindon] Spooner Oldham, American songwriter and session musician (Muscle Shoals), born in Center Star, Alabama
  • Jun 15 [Mervyn] Muff Winwood, English songwriter and bassist (Spencer Davis Group, "Gimme Some Lovin"), born in Erdington, Birmingham
  • Jun 15 Johnny Hallyday [Jean-Philippe Smet], French singer and actor known as the "Elvis Presley of France", born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • Jun 17 Christopher Brown, English composer, born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Person of interestBarry Manilow

Jun 17 Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • Jun 18 Raffaella Carrà [Pelloni], Italian singer and actress, born in Bologna, Italy
  • Jun 21 Salomé [Maria Rosa Marco Poquet], Spanish singer, born in Barcelona
  • Jun 22 Ralph Molina, American drummer (Crazy Horse, Neil Young's backing band), born in Puerto Rico
  • Jun 23 James Levine, American conductor (director of the Metropolitan Opera, 1976-2017), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • Jun 25 Chris Huston, British-born recording engineer and guitarist, born in North Wales
  • Jun 26 Georgie Fame [Clive Powell], English R&B and jazz singer and keyboard player (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde), born in Lancashire, England
  • Jun 26 Allen Strange, American composer (Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls), born in Calexico, California
  • Jun 29 Roger Ruskin Spear, English saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band), born in London, England

Person of interestLittle Eva

Jun 29 Little Eva [Eva Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), born in Belhaven, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva
  • Jun 30 Florence Ballard, American R&B singer (The Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • Jul 1 Jeff Wayne, American-British musician and composer, born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York
  • Jul 3 Judith Durham, Australian singer (The Seekers), born in Essendon, Victoria
  • Jul 4 Alan Wilson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Canned Heat), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • Jul 4 Conny Bauer, German musician, born in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  • Jul 5 Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-Native American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band - "The Weight"), born in Toronto, Ontario [1]
  • Jul 7 Toto Cutugno, Italian singer
  • Jul 10 Jerry Miller, American songwriter and rock guitarist (Moby Grape), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jul 11 Oscar D'León, Venezuelan musician

Person of interestChristine McVie

Jul 12 Christine McVie, English rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me), born in Bouth, England

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
  • Jul 13 Danny Lockin, American actor and dancer (Hello Dolly), born in Lanai, Hawaii (d. 1977)
  • Jul 18 Robin McDonald, Scottish rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas), born in Nairn, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Jul 20 Dennis Yost, American vocalist (The Classics IV), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • Jul 21 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Jul 22 Bobby Sherman [Robert Cabot Sherman Jr.], American actor/singer (Here Comes the Brides), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 23 Tony Joe White, American rocker (Polk Salad Annie), born in Oak Grove, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • Jul 25 Jim McCarty, English rock drummer (Yardbirds - "For Your Love"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jul 25 Roy Acuff Jr., American country musician, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jul 25 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)

Person of interestMick Jagger

Jul 26 Mick Jagger, English rock vocalist (Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Jul 26 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, born in Swinton, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • Jul 27 Allan Ramsey, American rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-This Diamond Ring) (d. 1985)
  • Jul 28 Mike Bloomfield, American blues guitarist/singer (Analine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • Jul 28 Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd-Time, Echoes), born in Hatch End, Middlesex (d. 2008)
  • Jul 31 Lobo [Kent Lavoie], American singer-songwriter, born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Aug 1 Dennis "Denny" Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Aug 1 Geoffrey Britton, British rock drummer (Paul McCartney & Wings), born in Lewisham, South East London
  • Aug 2 Kathy Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 4 David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • Aug 4 Tina Cole, American singer (King Cousins) and actress (Katie-My Three Sons), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 5 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night), born in Orange County, California (d. 2005)
  • Aug 7 Lana Cantrell, Australian singer (Those Were the Days), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Aug 8 Daniel Börtz, Swedish classical composer, born in Hässleholm, Sweden
  • Aug 10 Ronnie Spector [Veronica Bennett], American singer (Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • Aug 11 Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London (d. 2006)
  • Aug 11 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
  • Aug 11 Kenny Gamble, US songwriter, "Philadelphia Soul" producer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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