1944 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 251

  • May 17 Jesse Winchester, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • May 17 Paul Crossley, concert pianist
  • 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, American singer, born in New York City
  • May 23 Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)
  • May 24 Patti LaBelle, [Holt], singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 26 Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)
  • May 28 Billy Vera, musician (& Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
  • May 28 Gladys Knight, singer, leader of Pips (Last Train), 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/pianist (Sting, 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 Charlie Whitney, rock guitarist (Family)
  • Jun 4 Michelle Phillips, singer/actress (Mamas & Papas), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 4 Roger Ball, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • 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 singer
  • 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, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks), born in London
  • Jun 22 Peter Asher, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), born in London, England
  • Jun 22 Steve Weber, guitarist, (Rounders-Holy "Boobs" Modal)
  • Jun 23 Rosetta Hightower, American singer (Don't Hang Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 24 Jeff Beck, Surrey England, singer/guitarist (Jeff Beck Group)
  • 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, US rock drummer (Allman Brothers)
  • 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, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
  • Jul 24 Jim Armstrong, rock guitarist (Them)
  • Jul 27 Bobbie Gentry, American singer and songwriter (Ode to Billy Joe), born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi
  • Jul 30 Teresa Cahill, opera singer, born in Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • 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, rocker (Pretty Things)
  • Aug 12 Peter Hofmann, German tenor
  • Aug 13 David Mahler, American pianist and composer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Aug 14 Tim Bogert, Richfiled NJ, rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge) [or 8/27]
  • 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, Lafayette La, country singer (Right Hand Man)
  • Aug 20 John Povey, English musician, born in London
  • Aug 21 Jackie DeShannon, American singer (What the World Needs Now), born in Hazel, Kentucky
  • Aug 25 Pat Martino, American jazz guitarist (2004 Guitar Player of the Year, Down Beat), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 27 Barry Conyngham, composer
  • Aug 27 Tim Bogert, American rocker (Vanilla Fudge), born in New York City
  • Aug 30 Charles Colbert, American rocker (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 30 John Surman, English jazz musician, born in Tavistock, Devon, England
  • Sep 1 Archie Bell, US singer (& the Drells-Tighten up)
  • Sep 1 Leonard Slatkin, American conductor (Detroit Symphony), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 4 Gene Parsons, American rock drummer (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Morongo Valley, California
  • Sep 9 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina
  • Sep 10 Thomas Allen, British opera singer

Person of interestBarry White

Sep 12 Barry White, American singer (Love's Theme), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • Sep 13 Peter Cetera, American lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days), 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)
  • Sep 25 Eugenia Zukerman, American flutist and novelist (Deceptive Cadence), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Sep 29 Mike Post, composer (Rockford Files, Hill St Blues, Magnum PI)
  • Sep 30 Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer
  • Oct 1 Barbara Parritt, US soul singer (Toys-Lover's Concerto)
  • Oct 1 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, US singer (Persuasions-Spread the Word)
  • Oct 2 Ton Koopman, Dutch conductor (Royal Conservatory of the Hague), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Oct 4 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • Oct 7 Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter (Crayon Angels), born in Studio City, California (d. 1979)
  • Oct 8 Susan Raye, American country music singer (L.A. International Airport), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Oct 9 John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • Oct 9 Nona Hendryx, American R&B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Oct 10 Stephen Scott, American composer, born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • Oct 13 Robert Lamm, American rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 19 George McCrae, US singer (Lead Me On, Rock Your Baby)
  • Oct 19 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaica, reggae musician (Mystic Man, Mama Africa)
  • Oct 20 William Hugh Albright, composer
  • Oct 24 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer, born in Santa Cruz, California

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music