1949 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 267

  • May 31 Nancy Shade, American soprano
  • Jun 1 Mike Levine, Canadian rock keyboardist, bassist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 3 Stephen Ruppenthal, composer
  • Jun 6 Edgar Warren Williams, composer
  • Jun 6 Holly Near, American folksinger
  • Jun 7 Jack Ryland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • Jun 8 Emanuel Ax, Polish American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Jun 8 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, born in North Canton, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • Jun 9 Francis Monkman, British film composer, musician and songwriter (Curved Air, Sky) born in Hampstead, North London
  • Jun 11 Frank Beard, American country rock drummer (ZZ Top), born in Frankton, Texas
  • Jun 12 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), born in Willington (d. 2017)
  • Jun 13 Dennis Locorriere, Union City NJ, rock guitarist (Dr Hook)
  • Jun 14 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled)
  • Jun 14 Jimmy Lea, British musician (Slade)
  • Jun 14 Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, born Kasai region, Belgian Congo (d. 2016)
  • Jun 15 Russell Hitchcock, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 15 Michael Lutz, bassist (Brownsville Station)
  • Jun 16 Peppy Castro, [Emil Thielhelm], American rock vocalist (Balance), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 18 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • Jun 20 Bob Andrews, England, rock keyboardist/vocalist

Person of interestLionel Richie

Jun 20 Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • Jun 22 Alan Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Jun 22 Gary Moffet, rock guitarist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 22 Larry Junstrom, rock bassist (.38 Special)
  • Jun 24 John Illsley, English rock bassist (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • Jun 30 Andrew Scott, Wales, rock guitarist (Sweet)
  • Jun 30 Andrew "Andy" Scott, Welsh musician and songwriter (Sweet), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • Jul 1 John Farnham, Australian singer
  • Jul 2 Roy Bittan, American piano player (E Street Band), born in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York City
  • Jul 3 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave) (d. 2006)
  • Jul 4 Tonio K, American singer (16 Tons of Monkeys), born in Palm Desert, California
  • Jul 6 Michael Shrieve, American drummer, percussionist, and composer (Santana), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 10 Dave Smalley, American rocker (Raspberries)
  • Jul 10 Greg Kihn, American pop musician and radio personality, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 10 John C. Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Jul 14 Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 15 John Arthur Casken, composer
  • Jul 15 Trevor Horn, rock producer (Buggles-Video Killed, Yes, Frankie)
  • Jul 16 Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, rock keyboardist and vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • Jul 16 Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
  • Jul 17 Mick Tucker, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden), born in London, England
  • Jul 17 Mike Vale, rock bassist (Tommy James & The Shondells)
  • Jul 17 Geezer Butler, English rock bassist (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jul 18 Wally Bryson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Fotomaker, Raspberries), born in Gastonia, North Carolina

Person of interestAlan Menken

Jul 22 Alan Menken, American Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars), born in New Rochelle, New York

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • Jul 26 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Norfolk, England
  • Jul 27 David Muse, American rocker (Firefall), born in Rome, Georgia

Person of interestMaureen McGovern

Jul 27 Maureen McGovern, singer (Got To Be a Morning After), born in Youngstown, Ohio

  • Jul 28 Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • Jul 28 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), born in London (d. 1980)
  • Jul 28 Peter Doyle, Australian singer (The New Seekers) (d. 2001)
  • Jul 30 Joyce Jones, American singer (1st Choice), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 30 Richard "Duck" Baker, American acoustic guitarist, born in Washington D.C.
  • Aug 2 "Fat" Larry James, American drummer (Fat Larry's Band) (d. 1987)
  • Aug 3 Morris "B. B." Dickerson, American bassist (War, Low Rider, Outlaw), born in Torrence, California
  • Aug 7 Carlo Novi, Mexican songwriter and saxopone player (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes), born in Mexico City (d. 2010)
  • Aug 8 Airrion Love, US singer (Stylistics-16 Bars)
  • Aug 10 Gene Johnson, Sugar Grove Pa, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • Aug 11 Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 12 Mark Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 13 Sheralee, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Aug 15 Kate Taylor, American singer-songwriter (It's in His Kiss), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 16 Bill "Sputnik" Spooner, American rock guitarist (The Tubes), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Aug 16 Scott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)
  • Aug 17 Sib Hashian, rock drummer (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 18 Nigel Griggs, rocker (Split Enz)
  • Aug 20 Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1986)
  • Aug 20 Nikolas Asimos, Greek composer and singer (d. 1988)
  • Aug 23 Rick Springfield [Richard Lewis Springthorpe], Australian singer and multi-instrumentalist (Zoot, Speak to the Sky), born in Guildford, New South Wales
  • Aug 23 John Bauldie, British music journalist, born in Bolton, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 23 Rick Springfield, Australian singer (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl), born in Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
  • Aug 23 Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 23 Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
  • Aug 24 Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer
  • Aug 25 Gene Simmons [Chaim Witz], Israeli-American rock guitarist (KISS, Rock and Roll All Nite), born in Tirat Carmel, Israel
  • Aug 25 Fariborz Lachini, Iranian-Canadian composer, born in Tehran, Iran
  • Aug 26 Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician (Seduced, Theme to Mr. Belvedere), born in Cyprus
  • Aug 27 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist
  • Aug 27 Jeff Cook, Fort Payne Ala, country guitar/vocalist (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • Aug 28 Hugh Cornwell, English rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime), born in Tufnell Park, North London, England
  • Aug 28 Dennis Davis, American drummer (David Bowie), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • Aug 29 Peter John Wiegold, English composer, born in Ilford, Essex
  • Aug 30 Peter Maffay, Romanian-German musician, born in Brașov, Romania
  • Aug 31 Rick Roberts, rocker (Firefall)
  • Sep 2 Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)
  • Sep 4 [Adolf] Dado Topić, Croatian musician (Time, Dragonfly), born in Siverić)
  • Sep 5 David "Clem" Clempson, English rocker (Humble Pie), born in Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Sep 6 Jimmy Litherland, English rocker (Mitarbeit), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • Sep 7 Gloria Gaynor, American disco singer (I Will Survive), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 10 Barriemore Barlow, rocker (Jethro Tull)
  • Sep 12 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London
  • Sep 13 Craig McGregor, American rocker (Foghat), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Sep 14 Steve Gaines, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Seneca, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • Sep 14 Tommy Seebach, Danish musician (d. 2003)
  • Sep 14 Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese singer and songwriter, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Sep 14 Edward "Ed" King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Glendale, California (d. 2018)
  • Sep 18 Kerry Livgren, American rock guitarist (Kansas), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Sep 20 Jan Hendriks, guitarist (Doe Maar)
  • Sep 22 David Coverdale, English singer (Whitesnake, Deep Purple), born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England

Person of interestBruce Springsteen

Sep 23 Bruce Springsteen [The Boss], American singer, songwriter and rock musician (Born to Run, Born in the USA), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music