On This Day

Year 1944 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 278

  • Apr 22 Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key role in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 St. Clair Lee, American singer (Rock the Boat), born in California
  • Apr 24 Tony Visconti, American music producer (Blackstar, Low, "Heroes"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 27 Cuba Gooding Sr., American singer (Everybody Plays the Fool), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 27 Herb Pedersen, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Berkeley, California
  • May 2 Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Argent - Hold Your Head Up; The Kinks), born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
  • May 4 Peggy Santiglia, American singer-songwriter (Angels), born in Belleville, New Jersey
  • May 7 Alison Bauld, Australian composer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • May 8 Bill Legend [William Fifield], British musician and rock drummer (T. Rex), born in Barking, Essex
  • May 9 Richard Furay, Ohio, rock vocalist (Buffalo Springfield, Poco)
  • May 10 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2013)
  • May 12 James Purify, American R&B singer ("I'm Your Puppet"), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 2021)
  • May 13 Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter (Angel), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • May 14 Gene Cornish, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 15 Ian "Tich" Amey, British rock musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Salisbury Wiltshire
  • May 16 Billy Cobham, Panamanian-American jazz drummer (Mahavishnu Orchestra), born in Colón, Panama
  • May 17 Jesse Winchester, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • May 18 Albert Hammond, rocker (It Never Rains In Southern California), born in London
  • May 20 Boudouin de Groot, Dutch singer (Good night mister president)
  • May 20 Cipa Dichter, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Person of interestJoe Cocker

May 20 Joe Cocker, English rock vocalist (With a Little Help from My Friends), born in Sheffield England, (d. 2014)

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker
  • May 21 Marcie Blane [Blank], American pop singer (Bobby's Girl), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 23 Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)
  • May 24 Patti LaBelle, American singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 26 (Terence) Verden Allen, Welsh rock keyboardist (Mott the Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), born in Crynant, Neath, Wales
  • May 28 Billy Vera, musician (& Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
  • May 28 Gladys Knight, American singer known as the Empress of Soul (The Pips, Midnight Train to Georgia), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 28 Gary Stewart, American country singer (She's Actin' Single), born in Jenkins, Kentucky (d. 2003)
  • May 28 Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens, Northern-Irish actress, voice artist and singer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 2 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (The Sting, A Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 2 Antone Tavares, American R&B musician (Tavares)
  • Jun 3 Michael Clarke, American rock drummer (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 4 Michelle Phillips, American singer and actress (Mamas & Papas), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 4 Roger Ball, Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band), born in Broughty Ferry, Scotland
  • Jun 5 Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer
  • Jun 6 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), born in Tilsit, East Prussia (d. 2015)
  • Jun 7 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in Lewiston, Maine (d. 1973)
  • Jun 8 Boz Scaggs [William Royce], American rocker (Steve Miller Band), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 12 Maurice Jackson, American singer (The Independents - "Leaving Me"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 18 Paul Lansky, American electronic composer, born in New York City
  • Jun 18 Sandy Posey, American pop/country singer ("Single Girl"), born in Jasper, Alabama
  • Jun 18 Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), born in Palos Verdes, California (d. 1991)
  • Jun 19 Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician
  • Jun 21 Jon Hiseman, English drummer (Colosseum), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • Jun 21 Ray Davies, British singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"; "Lola"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, England
  • Jun 22 Peter Asher, English singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), born in London, England
  • Jun 22 Steve Weber, American folk guitarist, (Rounders-Holy "Boobs" Modal), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Jun 23 Rosetta Hightower, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 24 Charlie Whitney, English rock guitarist (Family), born in Skipton, North Yorkshire, England
  • Jun 24 Jeff Beck, British rock guitarist (Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group), born in Wallington, Surrey
  • Jun 25 Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 30 Glenn Shorrock, Australian rock vocalist (Little River Band), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 4 Harvey Brooks [Goldstein], American bassist, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Jul 7 Warren Entner, rock vocalist/guitarist (Grass Roots), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 8 Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson, American rock drummer (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
  • Jul 15 Millie Jackson, Thompson Ga, model/singer (Get it out 'cha system)
  • Jul 16 Thomas Boggs, American rock drummer (Box Tops), born in Wynne, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • Jul 19 Commander Cody [George Frayne], American singer and pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen), born in Boise, Idaho
  • Jul 22 Estelle Bennett, vocalist (Ronettes - Be My Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jul 22 Rick Davies, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp), born in London, England
  • Jul 23 Dino Danelli, American rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jul 24 Barbara Thompson, British jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Oxford, England
  • Jul 24 Jim Armstrong, Irish rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jul 27 Bobbie Gentry [Roberta Streeter], American singer and songwriter (Ode to Billy Joe), born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi
  • Jul 30 Teresa Cahill, British soprano opera singer, born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
  • Aug 2 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong), born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England (d. 2005)
  • Aug 8 Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels)
  • Aug 8 Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, born in Alamosa, Colorado
  • Aug 8 John Renbourn, English folk musician (Pentangle), born in London
  • Aug 9 Viv Prince, British drummer (Pretty Things - "Honey I Need"), born in Loughborough, England
  • Aug 12 Peter Hofmann, German tenor
  • Aug 13 David Mahler, American pianist and composer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Aug 15 Frederick Knight, American singer and songwriter (I've Been Lonely So Long), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 15 Sylvie Vartan, French pop singer (Twiste et Chante), born in Iskretz, Bulgaria
  • Aug 15 Pamela Polland, American singer-songwriter (Hawaiianized Pop Classics), born in California
  • Aug 16 Russ Titelman, American record producer and songwriter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 18 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • Aug 19 Eddy Raven [Futch], American country singer (Right Hand Man), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Aug 20 John Povey, English musician (The Pretty Things; Electric Banana), born in London
  • Aug 25 Pat Martino, American jazz guitarist (2004 Guitar Player of the Year, Down Beat), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 27 Tim Bogert, American rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge; Jeff Beck), born in NYC, New York [1]
  • Aug 27 Barry Conyngham, Australian composer (Gardener Of Time; Kangaroo Island), born in Sydney
  • Aug 30 Charles Colbert, American rocker (American Breed - "Bend Me, Shape Me"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 30 John Surman, English jazz musician, born in Tavistock, Devon, England
  • Aug 30 William "Smitty" Smith, American rock keyboardist and session musician (Motherlode - "When I Die"), born in Belleville, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • Aug 31 Roger Dean, British artist and designer (Yes; Osibia; Asia album art), born in Ashford, Kent, England
  • Sep 1 Archie Bell, American singer (& the Drells - "Tighten Up"), born in Henderson, Texas
  • Sep 1 Leonard Slatkin, American conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1979-96; Detroit Symphony, 2008-19), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 4 Gene Parsons, American rock drummer (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Morongo Valley, California
  • Sep 8 Peter Bellamy, English folk singer, born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1991)
  • Sep 9 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • Sep 10 Thomas Allen, British operatic baritone singer, born in Seaham Harbour, England

Person of interestBarry White

Sep 12 Barry White [Carter], American singer ("Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe"; "You're The First, The Last, My Everything"), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • Sep 12 Colin Young, Barbadian-British singer (The Foundations - "Build Me Up Buttercup"), born in Barbados, West Indies
  • Sep 13 Peter Cetera, American lead singer (Chicago - "25 or 6 to 4","If You Leave Me Now"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Joey Heatherton, American dancer and actress (Bluebeard), born in Rockville Center, New York
  • Sep 16 Betty Kelly, American rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas), born in Attalla, Alabama
  • Sep 18 Michael Franks, American jazz singer and songwriter, born in La Jolla, California
  • Sep 18 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, born in Chipiona, Spain (d. 2006)
  • Sep 21 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)

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