1948 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 238

  • May 28 Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
  • May 29 Linda Esther Gray, opera singer
  • May 29 Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster

Person of interestJohn Bonham

May 31 John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin), born in Redditch, England (d. 1980)

Drummer John Bonham
Drummer
John Bonham
  • May 31 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], musician (ELO), born in London (d. 2010)
  • Jun 5 Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
  • Jun 6 Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
  • Jun 9 Nathaniel Rosen, Altadena Ca, cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978)
  • Jun 11 Skip Alan, English drummer (Them, Pretty Things), born in Westminster, London
  • Jun 11 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 12 Lyn Collins [Gloria Lavern Collins], American soul singer (Think About It), born in Dime Box, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Jun 14 Stephen John Hunter, American guitarist, born in Decatur, Illinois
  • Jun 18 Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
  • Jun 19 Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 22 Todd Rundgren, singer and guitarist (Hello it's Me), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 23 Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 23 Nigel Osborne, composer
  • Jun 24 Patrick Moraz, Swiss progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, The Moody Blues), born in Morges, Switzerland
  • Jun 27 Camile Baudoin, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 29 Dervin Gordon, British musician (The Equals), born in Jamaica
  • Jun 29 Bill Kirchen, American singer and guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Jun 29 Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer (White Snake, Deep Purple), born in Nottingham, England
  • Jul 2 Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006)
  • Jul 3 Peter Ruzicka, German composer and conductor, born in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Jul 4 Jeremy Spencer, British rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well), born in Hartlepool, County Durham, England
  • Jul 7 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2012)
  • Jul 8 Raffi, children's singer (Baby Beluga)
  • Jul 12 Walter Egan, American rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 15 Alicia Bridges, American singer
  • Jul 16 Pinchas Zukerman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/violist (Leventritt 1967)
  • Jul 16 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor
  • Jul 17 Brian Glascock, rock drummer (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Jul 17 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, born in Zurich Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • Jul 17 Ron Asheton, guitarist and song writer (Iggy Pop), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2009).
  • Jul 18 Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring, Radar Love)
  • Jul 19 Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1979)

Person of interestCat Stevens

Jul 21 Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • Jul 25 Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 27 Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • Jul 28 Gerald Casale, American musician and director (founding member of Devo), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • Aug 2 Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
  • Aug 10 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • Aug 13 Cliff Fish, English rocker (Paper Lace)
  • Aug 13 Kathleen Battle, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Aug 13 Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • Aug 14 Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
  • Aug 15 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer (It'll All Come Around), born in Campbellton, Canada
  • Aug 15 Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
  • Aug 16 Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
  • Aug 17 Rod MacDonald, American musician
  • Aug 19 Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter

Person of interestRobert Plant

Aug 20 Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin), born in West Bromwich, England

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • Aug 21 Robert Hazard [Rimato], American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Aug 23 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • Aug 24 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
  • Aug 27 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
  • Aug 28 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Aug 31 Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer), born in Hildesheim, Germany
  • Sep 3 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 4 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong singer
  • Sep 6 Claydes Charles Smith, guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Sep 11 John Martyn, British musician, born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • Sep 12 Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor
  • Sep 14 Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist
  • Sep 16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
  • Sep 16 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 19 Mihai Timofti, Director, actor, musician from Moldova-Chisinau
  • Sep 22 Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • Sep 24 Heinz Chur, German composer

Person of interestOlivia Newton-John

Sep 26 Olivia Newton-John, Australian singer and actress (Lets Get Physical), born in Cambridge, England

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • Sep 29 Mark Farner, American musician, songwriter and vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 29 Mike Pinera, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
  • Sep 29 Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
  • Oct 1 Cub Koda, rocker (Brownsville Station)
  • Oct 1 Ellen McIlwaine, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Oct 2 Chris LeDoux, Biloxi Miss, country singer (Ridin' for a Fall)
  • Oct 5 Delroy George Wilson, singer
  • Oct 5 Lucius Ross, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove)
  • Oct 5 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 5 Tawl Ross, American musician (P Funk)
  • Oct 6 Glenn Branca, avant-garde composer and guitarist, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Person of interestJohnny Ramone

Oct 8 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American rock guitarist (Ramones), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • Oct 9 Dave Samuels, vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • Oct 9 Jackson Browne, US Base in Germany, rock voclaist (Lawyers in Love)
  • Oct 10 Séverine, French singer
  • Oct 10 Ed Volker, American musician
  • Oct 12 Rick Parfitt, English pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo-Wanderer), born in Surrey, England
  • Oct 13 Lacy J. Dalton, American country singer (Crazy Blue Eyes), born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 13 John Ford Coley, American musician
  • Oct 19 Chester Biscardi, composer
  • Oct 19 Patrick Simmons, guitarist/vocal (Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute)
  • Oct 24 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, rock drummer (Mott The Hoople)
  • Oct 24 Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers-singers
  • Oct 27 Byron Allred, Logan Ut, rocker (Steve Miller Band)
  • Oct 27 Sherman Robertson, American blues musician (I'm the Man), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • Oct 28 Ricki Lee Reynolds, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Oct 28 Telma Hopkins, singer (Tony Orlando, Family Matters), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 29 Ricky Reynolds, rocker
  • Nov 2 Rich Gooch, rock bassist (Quarterflash)

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Deaths in Music