On This Day

Year 1948 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 276

  • Apr 20 Craig Frost, American keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Apr 21 Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)
  • Apr 27 Kate Pierson, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • Apr 28 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • Apr 30 Wayne Kramer, American guitarist (MC5, Dangerous Madness), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 1 James Wise, US soul singer (Archie Bell & the Drells)
  • May 2 Larry Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady), born in Seminole, Texas
  • May 5 Bill Ward, English heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • May 5 Frank Esler-Smith, English-Australian rock keyboardist (Air Supply), born in London (d. 1991)
  • May 11 Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
  • May 12 Steve Winwood, English singer and musician (Higher Love, Roll With It), born in Birmingham, England
  • May 15 Brian Eno, British rock and ambient musician (Roxy Music, David Bowie, U2, Coldplay), born in Woodbridge, Sussex
  • May 16 Alto Reed [Thomas Cartmell], American saxophonist (Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 18 Joe Bonsall, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 19 Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
  • May 19 Tom Scott, American saxophonist and composer (L.A. Express, The Blues Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 21 Leo Sayer, British singer (You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, When I Need Love), born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
  • May 22 Doug Gray, American musician (The Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • May 24 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Amsterdam
  • May 25 Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions), born in Hannover, Germany
  • May 26 Stevie [Stephanie] Nicks, American singer songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 27 Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)
  • May 28 Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
  • May 29 Linda Esther Gray, Scottish operatic soprano (Isolde), born in Greenock
  • May 29 Michael Berkeley, English composer, broadcaster and House of Lords member (Jayne Eyre opera), born in London, England

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)
  • May 31 Paulinho da Costa, Brazilian percussionist (Thriller, Saturday Night Fever), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jun 5 Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
  • Jun 6 Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan), born in Canterbury, England
  • 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 Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter (Back to Fruit Tree), born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1974)
  • Jun 19 Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 20 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • Jun 23 Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 23 Nigel Osborne, British composer, teacher and music therapist, born in Manchester, England
  • 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 - "Smoke On The Water"), born in Nottingham, England
  • 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 14 Akua Dixon, American jazz cellist, arranger, composer, and educator, (Quartette Indigo), born in New York City
  • Jul 15 Alicia Bridges, American pop singer ("I Love The Nightlife"), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jul 16 Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli-American violinist (Leventritt Prize, 1967), conductor (St. Paul Chamber, 1980-87; National Arts Centre (Canada), 1999-2015), and pedagogue, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Jul 16 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor, born in Panama City, Panama
  • Jul 17 Brian Glascock, English rock drummer (Motels-Only the Lonely), born in Islington, England
  • Jul 17 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, born in Zurich Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • Jul 17 Ron Asheton, American guitarist and songwriter (The Stooges), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2009).
  • Jul 18 Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 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, American folk singer and songwriter (City of New Orleans), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • Jul 27 Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
  • Jul 27 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Electric Theseus), born in Athens (d. 1990)
  • Jul 28 Gerald Casale, American musician and director (founding member of Devo), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • Aug 2 Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist (Amen Corner), born in Ystrad Mynach, Wales
  • Aug 2 Chris Bennett, American musician (The Theme from Midnight Express), born in Marshall, Illinois
  • Aug 10 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • Aug 13 Cliff Fish, English bassist (Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died), born in Ripley, Derbyshire
  • Aug 13 Kathleen Battle, American operatic soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Aug 13 Tony Santini [Scott Powell], American rocker (Sha Na Na), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 14 Terry Adams, American piano player and composer (NRBQ - Me And The Boys), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Aug 15 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer (It'll All Come Around), born in Campbellton, New Brunswick
  • Aug 15 Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
  • Aug 16 Barry Hay, Dutch singer, guitarist, flute and saxophone player (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in Faizabad, India
  • Aug 17 Rod MacDonald, American singer-songwriter, born in Southington, Connecticut
  • Aug 17 Alexander Ivashkin, Russian cellist, conductor, and sitar player, born in Blagoveshchensk, Russia (d. 2014)
  • Aug 19 Susan Jacks [Pesklevits], Canadian singer and songwriter), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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 24 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician (Oxygène), born in Lyon
  • Aug 28 Daniel "Danny" Seraphine, American rock drummer (Chicago, 1969-90 - "25 or 6 to 4"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 31 Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer), born in Hildesheim, Germany
  • Sep 2 Linda "Tui" Tillery, American singer-songwriter (The Loading Zone), born in San Francisco
  • Sep 3 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad - "We're An American Band"), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 4 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong Canto-pop singer-songwriter, born in Xiguan, Guangzhou, Republic of China
  • Sep 6 Claydes Charles Smith, American guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • Sep 6 Jo Baker, American blues-rock vocalist (Elvin Bishop), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Sep 7 Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson, American rock drummer (MC5 -"Kick Out the Jams"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 11 John Martyn, British musician, born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • Sep 12 Luis Lima, Argentinian operatic tenor, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • Sep 14 Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist (MC5), born in West Virginia (d. 1994)
  • Sep 15 Amalie Malling, Danish concert pianist, and educator (Royal Danish Academy of Music, 1981-present), born in Lübeck, Germany
  • Sep 16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer and 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 20 Chuck Panozzo, American rock bassist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 20 John Panozzo, American rock drummer (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Sep 22 Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • Sep 23 Tomas Ulrich, American classical, jazz and rock cellist and composer (Diller-Quaile String Quartet), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 23 "Dangerous" Dan Toler, American rock guitarist (Dickey Betts; Allman Brothers), born in Connersville, Indiana (d. 2013)

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Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music