On This Day

Year 1955 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Jimmy Lowe, American country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 5 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister, Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 8 Ali Score, rock drummer (Flock Of Seagulls)
  • Aug 8 Diddú, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
  • Aug 12 Heintje [Hendrik Simons], Dutch singer (Mama)
  • Aug 17 Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist (XTC), born in Swindon, England
  • Aug 17 Kevin Welch, American country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 20 Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)
  • Aug 22 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • Aug 27 Laura Fygi, Dutch jazz-pop singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 29 Diamanda Galás, Greek-American pianist, singer and composer (Masque of the Red Death), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 30 Martin Jackson, British rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out), born in Manchester, England
  • Sep 1 Bruce Foxton, rock guitarist (Jam)

Person of interestSteve Jones

Sep 3 Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • Sep 8 Randy Waldman, American popular music touring and session pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 10 Pat Mastelotto, American rock drummer (Mr Mister: King Crimson), born in Chico, California
  • Sep 11 Hiram Bullock, American jazz, funk, and fusion guitarist (The World's Most Dangerous Band), born in Osaka, Japan (d. 2008)
  • Sep 13 Joe Morris, American jazz guitarist, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Sep 14 Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboardist and record producer (Los Lobos, Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 16 Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer, born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
  • Sep 19 Rex Smith, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 19 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • Sep 25 Zucchero [Adelmo Fornaciari], Italian blues and rock singer-songwriter (Senza una Donna - Without a Woman), born in Roncocesi, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Sep 25 Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing), born in Highgate, London
  • Sep 26 Carlene Carter, American country singer (I Fell in Love), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 30 Frankie Kennedy, Irish folk flute player (Altan), born in Belfast, Northern, Ireland (d. 1994)
  • Oct 1 Howard Hewett, American R&B vocalist (Shalamar), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 2 Philip Oakey, British rock vocalist (The Human League - "Don't You Want Me"), born in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
  • Oct 3 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • Oct 5 Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers - "I'm Sorry", "Don't Go")
  • Oct 7 Yo-Yo Ma, Chinese-American cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 8 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician, born in Lexington, Mississipi (d. 1998)
  • Oct 12 Pat DiNizio, American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Smithereens - "Only A Memory"), born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • Oct 12 Jane Siberry, Canadian singer-songwriter (Calling All Angels), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 19 Nino DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • Oct 19 Roland Dyens, French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger (Libra Sonatine), born in French Tunisia. (d. 2016)
  • Oct 20 Thomas Newman, American composer
  • Oct 21 Eric Faulkner [Falconer], Scottish rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 21 Rich Mullins, American musician (d. 1997)
  • Oct 23 Toshio Hosokawa, Japanese composer (Circulating Ocean), born in Hiroshima
  • Oct 25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 26 Christine Brewer, American operatic soprano, born in Grand Tower, Illinois
  • Oct 29 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)
  • Oct 29 Roger O'Donnell, English musician (The Cure)
  • Nov 1 Beth Leavel, American Broadway actress and singer (Baby It's You; The Drowsy Chaperone), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nov 2 Frank Gilligan, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 2 Chris Burnett, American musician and composer, born in Olathe, Kansas
  • Nov 7 René Marie, American jazz singer (Sound of Red), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • Nov 8 Patricia Barber, American jazz pianist and vocalist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Don Schiff, American guitarist, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Nov 12 Leslie McKeown, Scottish pop vocalist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"),born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Person of interestWhoopi Goldberg

Nov 13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 15 Joe Leeway, British instrumentalist and songwriter (Thompson Twins), born in Islington, London, England
  • Nov 15 Georgie Born, English academic, anthropologist and musician (Henry Cow), born in Wheatley, England
  • Nov 17 Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
  • Nov 18 Jake Brockman, British musician (Echo and the Bunnymen), born in Borneo (d. 2009)
  • Nov 23 Ludovico Einaudi, Italian pianist, classical and film composer (Divenire), born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy
  • Nov 24 Clem Burke [Clement Bozewski], American rock drummer (Blondie - "Heart Of Glass"), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Nov 24 Elvis Ramone [Clement Bozewski], American drummer (The Ramones, August 1987), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Nov 25 Bruno Tonioli, Italian born British dancer
  • Nov 30 Billy Idol [William Broad], rocker (White Wedding)
  • Dec 4 Brian Prout, American singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in Troy, New York
  • Dec 4 Cassandra Wilson, American jazz singer, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Dec 6 Bill Lloyd, American singer (Foster & Lloyd-Crazy Over You), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Dec 6 Rick Buckler, English rock drummer (The Jam), born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • Dec 6 Tish Hinojosa, American country singer (Something in the Rain), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Dec 8 Kasim Sulton, American session and touring bass guitarist (Utopia; Todd Rundgren; Meatloaf), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Dec 9 Chamras Saewataporn, Thai composer and musician, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Dec 10 Garth Smith [Davies], British punk rock bassist (Buzzcocks), born in Tyldesley, Lancashire, England
  • Dec 15 Paul Simonon, English pop bassist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
  • Dec 20 Ed Kuepper, Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter (The Saints), born in Bremen, Germany
  • Dec 21 Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Japanese musician, born in Agano, Niigata Prefecture
  • Dec 29 Jan Pijnenburg, Dutch rock drummer (Doe Maar-Bomb), born in Vught, Netherlands
  • Dec 29 Neil "Spyder" Giraldo, American rock guitarist, arranger, and producer (Pat Benatar Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 30 Dindo Yogo [Mabeli], Congolese singer and musician, known as La Voix Cassée, born in Lokutu, Belgian Congo (d. 2000)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music