On This Day

Year 1950 in Music History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 231 of 231

  • Nov 22 Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
  • Nov 23 Cecil Hooker, American country-rockabilly violinist (Snuff - "Bad, Bad, Billy")
  • Nov 24 Bob [Robert Lewis] Burns, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2015)
  • Nov 25 Jocelyn Brown, American R&B and dance singer, born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • Nov 30 Greg Gordon, rock vocalist (Boys Band)
  • Dec 1 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • Dec 2 Merrill Ashley, American ballerina (NYC Ballet), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Dec 5 Camarón de la Isla [José Monge Cruz], Spanish flamenco singer, born in San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain (d. 1992)
  • Dec 5 Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine composer (Oceana), born in La Plata, Argentina
  • Dec 6 Daniël Sahuleka, Moluks-Dutch singer and guitarist (Viva la Libertad), born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Dec 6 Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer and music director, born in Nakano, Nagano, Japan
  • Dec 8 Jimmy Farrar, American rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Dec 8 Dan Hartman, American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer (Edgar Winter Group - "Free Ride; solo- "I Can Dream About You"; James Brown -"Living In America"), born in West Hanover, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • Dec 8 Wah-Wah Watson [Melvin Ragin], American session guitarist in Motown's Funk Brothers (Temptations - "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"), born in Richmond, Virgina (d. 2018)
  • Dec 9 Joan Armatrading, British singer (Back to the Night), born in Basseterre, Saint Kitts
  • Dec 10 Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Irish pianist, composer and educator (University of Limerick), born in Clonmel, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • Dec 12 Richard Galliano, French jazz, tango, and classical accordionist, born in Cannes, France
  • Dec 13 Don Dixon, American musician, songwriter and record producer (R.E.M.; Smithereeens; Marti Jones; Hootie & The Blowfish; Marshall Crenshaw), born in Lancaster, South Carolina
  • Dec 15 Stjepko Gut, Serbian jazz trumpeter, flügelhorn player, and teacher, born in Ruma, Yugoslavia (now Serbia)
  • Dec 17 Carlton "Carly" Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (The Upsetters; Bob Marley & Wailers), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • Dec 18 Martha Johnson, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 18 Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)
  • Dec 20 Don Heffington, American touring and session drummer, singer, songwriter and producer (Lone Justice; Watkins Family Hour; Emmylou Harris), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • Dec 21 Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Dec 24 (Elizabeth) "Libby" Larsen, American classical composer, and co-founder of the American Composers Forum, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Dec 24 Peter te Bos, Dutch singer (Claw Boys Claw), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 26 Michael Jones, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • Dec 27 Terry Bozzio, American drummer (Missing Persons; Frank Zappa), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 28 Alex Chilton, US rock guitarist and vocalist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • Dec 29 Robert Lee "Pops" Popwell, American jazz-funk bass guitarist, born in Daytona, Florida (d. 2017)

Person of interestDave Stewart

Dec 30 Dave Stewart, English keyboardist (Hatfield and the North, National Health), born in London, England

Musician Dave Stewart
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Deaths in Music