1950 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 205

  • May 29 Rebbie [Maureen] Jackson, singer (R U Tuff Enuff), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jun 1 Charlene [D'Angelo], singer (I've Never Been To Me)
  • Jun 3 Suzi Quatro[cchio], singer (Stumblin')/actress (Happy Days), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 3 Deniece Williams [Chandler], American singer (Love Won't Let Me Wait, Let's Hear it for the Boy,) born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jun 4 Dagmar Krause, German singer (Slapp Happy, Henry Cow, Art Bears), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jun 5 Ronnie Dyson, American singer (Hair, All over your face)
  • Jun 8 Elmar Oliveira, American violinist (Naumburg 1978), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Jun 9 Trevor Bolder, British rock musician and record producer (Uriah Heep, The Spiders from Mars), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 11 Graham Russell, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 16 James Smith, American singer (Stylistics), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 19 Ann Wilson, American musician (Heart-What About Love), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 21 Joey Kramer, American hard rock drummer (Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 24 Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jul 3 Damon Harris, musician (The Temptations-My Girl), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)
  • Jul 4 David Jensen, Canadian-British radio DJ, born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Jul 5 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 5 Michael Monarch, rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 6 Phyllis Hyman, jazz Singer
  • Jul 9 Gwen Guthrie, American singer ("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), born in Okemah, Oklahoma (d. 1999)
  • Jul 10 Willie Ford, American R&B singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Jul 11 Bonnie Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-Jump, I'm So Excited)
  • Jul 12 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jul 16 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, deejay and NPR reviewer, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2007)

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Jul 18 Richard Branson, British music entrepreneur (Virgin Group), born in London, England

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  • Jul 18 Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jul 19 Freddy Moore, American rock musician and songwriter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 21 Larry Tolbert, rock drummer (Raydio)
  • Jul 23 Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)
  • Jul 23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jul 25 Mark Clarke, rocker (Uriah Heep)
  • Jul 27 Michael Vaughn, rocker (Paper Lace)
  • Jul 30 Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer
  • Aug 2 Ted Turner, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Wishbone Ash), born in Birmingham, England
  • Aug 7 Rodney Crowell, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin'), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 8 Willie Hall, American drummer (Blues Brothers Band), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Aug 11 Erik Brann, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 12 Kid Creole, [August Darnell], musician and actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 15 Thomas "Tommy" Aldrich, American rock-metal drummer (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • Aug 15 Billy Griffin [William], US singer (Miracles-Love Machine)
  • Aug 18 Dennis Elliott, rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England
  • Aug 21 Patrick Juvet, Swiss singer, born in Montreux, Switzerland
  • Aug 25 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink Deville), born Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • Aug 25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 2 Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
  • Sep 3 Aaron Smith, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • Sep 3 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X)
  • Sep 8 Daniel Victor Starr, composer
  • Sep 8 Will Lee, bassist (Late Show with David Letterman)
  • Sep 9 John McFee, Santa Cruz California, rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers)
  • Sep 10 Don Powell, England, rock drummer (Slade)
  • Sep 10 Joe Perry, Lawrence, Massachusetts, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Walk this Way)
  • Sep 14 Paul Kossoff, British rock guitarist (Free), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Sep 16 David Bellamy, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow), born in Darby, Florida
  • Sep 17 Fee Waybill, Ohaha Neb, rocker (Tubes)
  • Sep 18 Mike Hossack, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers), born in Patterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Sep 20 Loredana Berte, singer/2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg, born in Milan, Italy
  • Sep 22 Kirka, Finnish singer (d. 2007)
  • Sep 28 Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc-Not Alone)
  • Sep 28 Laurie Lewis, American musician
  • Sep 30 Renato Zero, Italian musician
  • Oct 1 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
  • Oct 2 Michael Rutherford, English pop bassist and rocker (Genesis, Mike & the Mechanics), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • Oct 3 Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • Oct 5 "Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), born in Twickenham, London (d. 2018)
  • Oct 6 Thomas McClary, American soul guitarist and singer (The Commodores), born in Eustis, Florida
  • Oct 8 Robert "Kool" Bell, rocker (Kool & the Gang-Joanna), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Oct 11 Andrew Woolfolk, US pop musician (Earth, Wind & Fire-Shining Star)
  • Oct 15 Chris De Burgh, [Davidson], British-Irish rock vocalist (The Lady in Red), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Oct 17 Sandra Reemer, Dutch singer (As Love Goes)
  • Oct 20 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Oct 23 Harry Sacksioni, Dutch guitarist (Around the Corner)
  • Oct 24 Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)
  • Oct 24 Steven Greenberg, American composer
  • Nov 1 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), born in Panama City, Florida (d. 2011)
  • Nov 11 Jim Peterik, rocker (Survivor)
  • Nov 18 Graham Parker, musician (Live Sparks, Mercury Poisoning)
  • Nov 18 Rudy Sarzo, Cuban bass guitarist
  • Nov 20 Gary Green, rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • Nov 21 Livingston Taylor, rocker (I Will be in Love With You), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 21 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter
  • Nov 22 Little Steven, [Van Zandt], Asbury Park NJ, rocker (Born to Run)
  • Nov 22 [Ma]Tina Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was), born in Coronado, California
  • Nov 22 Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
  • Nov 23 Cecil Hooker, rocker (Snuff)
  • Nov 30 Greg Gordon, rock vocalist (Boys Band)
  • Dec 1 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • Dec 2 Merrill Ashley, ballerina (NYC Ballet), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Dec 5 Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (d. 1992)
  • Dec 5 Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine-born composer
  • Dec 6 Daniel Sahuleka, Moluks/Dutch singer/guitarist (Viva la Libertad)
  • Dec 6 Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer
  • Dec 8 Jimmy Farrar, American rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Dec 8 Dan Hartman, American musician (Edgar Winter Group), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 9 Joan Armatrading, St Kitts, singer (Back to the Night)
  • Dec 13 Davey O'List, rocker (Roxy Music)
  • Dec 17 Carlton Barrett, Jamaicans reggae drummer (Bob Marley & Wailers)
  • Dec 18 Martha Johnson, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 18 Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)
  • Dec 21 Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • Dec 24 Libbi Larsen, composer

Deaths in Music