On This Day

Year 1952 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 210

  • Jul 1 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • Jul 2 Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 2 Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
  • Jul 3 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004) [1]
  • Jul 3 Andy Fraser, English rock bassist (Free), born in Paddington, London (d. 2015)
  • Jul 5 Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • Jul 6 Jesse Harms, American musician and songwriter (The Waboritas), born in Massachusetts
  • Jul 6 Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2009)
  • Jul 9 John Tesh, American pianist and TV host (ET), born in Garden City, New York
  • Jul 10 Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist and singer, born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Jul 12 Liz Mitchell, Jamaican-British rock vocalist (Boney M), born in Clarendon, Jamaica
  • Jul 12 Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass guitar player (Iron Butterfly), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Jul 13 Alla Pavlova, Russian contemporary classical composer (The Old New York Nostalgia Suite; Miss Me ... But Let Me Go), born in Ukraine SSR, Soviet Union
  • Jul 14 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer
  • Jul 14 Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2, American Musician (Devo), (d. 2014)
  • Jul 15 David Pack, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • Jul 15 Jeff Carlisi, American rock guitarist (.38 Special), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 15 Larken Collins, rocker (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • Jul 15 Johnny Thunders [Genzale], American punk rock guitarist (New York Dolls), born in Queens, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jul 16 Stewart Copeland, American drummer (The Police-Roxanne), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jul 17 Chet McCracken, American rocker (Doobie Brothers), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 17 Nicolette Larson, American rock vocalist (Lotta Love; Twins), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1997)
  • Jul 19 Allen Collins [Larkin Allen Collins Jr.], American rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1990)
  • Jul 19 Dominic Muldowney, English composer, born in Southampton, England
  • Jul 23 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 26 Jan Randall, Canadian film and TV composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 27 Steve Gluzband, American Latin jazz trumpeter, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 2 Les Dudek, American guitarist and singer (Steve Miller Band), born in Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Rhode Island
  • Aug 4 Moya Brennan [Máire Ní Bhraonáin], Irish folksinger and harpist (Clannad; Máire), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 6 Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch rock keyboardist (Kayak, Earth & Fire), born in Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • Aug 6 Vinnie Vincent, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Ashes to Ashes)
  • Aug 10 Ashley Putnam, American soprano (NY City Opera 1978), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 11 Bob Mothersbaugh, AKA Bob 1, American Musician (DEVO)
  • Aug 13 Hughie Thomasson, American musician and singer (Outlaws), born in Buchanan, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • Aug 15 Ger Hoeymakers, Dutch rock guitarist (Franc Boeijen Group), born in Sevenum, Netherlands
  • Aug 16 Gianna Rolandi, American soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 18 Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Aug 20 John Hiatt, American singer and songwriter (Have a Little Faith in Me), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 20 Rudy Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady), born in Olney, Texas
  • Aug 20 Doug Fieger, American singer–songwriter (The Knack - "My Sharona"), born in Oak Park, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • Aug 21 Joe Strummer, British lead singer of the punk band "The Clash" (Rock the Casbah), born in Ankara, Turkey (d. 2002)
  • Aug 22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), born in Bay Village, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Aug 23 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • Aug 23 Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician, born in Palaiokastritsa, Corfu, Greece
  • Aug 25 Geoff Downes, English keyboardist (Buggles, Yes, Asia), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • Aug 26 Billy Rush, American guitarist (Asbury Jukes; Serge Gainesbourg), born in Deal, New Jersey
  • Aug 31 Bruce Soboroff, American rock keyboard player (Buckinghams, 1986-present), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 6 Buddy [Steven Paul] Miller, American singer, born in Fairborn, Ohio
  • Sep 6 Jack Waldman, American jazz and rock keyboardist and avant garde composer, born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • Sep 8 Andy M. Stewart, Scottish musician and composer (Silly Wizard), born in Alyth, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Sep 9 David Stewart, rock guitarist, songwriter and producer (Eurythmics - "Here Comes the Rain Again"), born in Sunderland, England
  • Sep 9 Manuel Göttsching, German ambient and rock guitarist (Ash Ra Tempel), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 9 Phil Palmer, British rock and jazz session guitarist, noted for his slide work, born in London
  • Sep 12 Gerry Beckley, American rock vocalist, guitarist and songwriter (America - "Sister Golden Hair"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 12 Neil Peart, Canadian musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 13 Karen Wyman, American singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 13 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People (Cowboy)), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 13 Don Was [Don Edward Fagenson], American singer (Was (Not Was)), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 15 Kelly Keagy, rock vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • Sep 17 Steve Sanders, American country baritone singer (Oak Ridge Boys, 1987-95), born in Richland, Georgia (d. 1998)
  • Sep 19 Nile Rodgers, American guitarist and music producer (Chic), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 19 Rhys Chatham, American composer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Sep 21 Dave Gregory, British rock guitarist (XTC; Big Big Train), born in Swindon, England
  • Sep 22 Gary Holton, English actor and musician (d. 1985)
  • Sep 22 Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean singer and musician (Tuku music), born in Highfield, Zimbabwe (d. 2019)
  • Sep 24 Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter and musician (Morphine; Treat Her Right), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • Sep 30 Frank Zincavage, American new wave bassist (Romeo Void - "Never Say Never")
  • Sep 30 John Lombardo, American songwriter and guitarist (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York
  • Oct 1 Earl Slick [Frank Madeloni] American rock guitarist (David Bowie; Phantom, Rocker & Slick), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 2 John Otway, English cult rocker, born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Oct 2 Wahed Wafa, Tajik singer, born in Afghanistan
  • Oct 4 Jody Stephens, American rock drummer (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennesee
  • Oct 8 Clifford Adams, American trombone player (Kool & the Gang - "Joanna"), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2015)

Person of interestSharon Osbourne

Oct 9 Sharon Osbourne, English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • Oct 14 Margriet Eshuijs, Dutch singer and pianist, born in Zaandam, Netherlands
  • Oct 16 Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American funk-rock bassist (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • Oct 19 Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexican spanish singer/actress (Nana)
  • Oct 21 Brent Mydland, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (Grateful Dead, 1979-90), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1990)
  • Oct 21 Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ronald and Nancy's daughter

Person of interestJeff Goldblum

Oct 22 Jeff Goldblum, American actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day), and jazz pianist (The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra), born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania

  • Oct 23 Pierre Moerlen, French rock-jazz fusion drummer and percussionist (Gong: Mike Oldfield), born in Colmar, France (d. 2005)
  • Oct 26 Andy Richards, British-Australian session and touring keyboard player ("Relax"; "Careless Whisper"), and producer, born in London, England
  • Oct 26 David Was [Weiss], American rock musician and producer (Was (Not Was) - "Walk The Dinosaur"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 28 Tommy Dobeck, American rock drummer (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Oct 29 Arnell Carmichael, rock keyboardist (Raydio)
  • Oct 31 Bernard Edwards, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Nov 2 Maxine Nightingale, English soul music singer (Right Back Where We Started From), born in Wembley, London
  • Nov 10 Pat Severs, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi-Fred Jake), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • Nov 11 Paul Cowsill, American rock keyboardist (The Cowsills - "We Can Fly"), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Nov 13 David Frank, American musician and record producer, born in Weston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 21 Lorna Luft, American singer and actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Nov 23 Bill Troiano, American tuba player and teacher (Long Island Tuba Quartet), born in Plainview, New York
  • Nov 27 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 30 Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer (Yentl, The Princess Bride, Homeland), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 3 Don Barnes, American rock guitarist (38 Special - "Teacher, Teacher"), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 3 Duane Roland, American southern-rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' With Disaster), born in Jeffersonville, Indiana (d. 2006)
  • Dec 5 Bobby Barth, American rocker vocalist and guitarist (Axe), born in Coffeyville, Kansas
  • Dec 8 Richie Morales, drummer (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • Dec 14 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), born in Breitungen, Thuringia (d. 1996)
  • Dec 14 John Lurie, American jazz saxophonist (Lounge Lizards), composer and actor (Down By Law; Stranger Than Paradise), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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