Folk Music in History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • 1948-09-11 John Martyn [Iain McGeachy], British folk-rock-blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("May You Never"), born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • 1949-02-10 Maxime Le Forestier, French pop and folk singer-songwriter, born in Paris, France
  • 1949-02-13 Judy Dyble, British folk singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention), born in London (d. 2020)
  • 1949-06-06 Holly Near, American folk singer, actress and activist, born in Ukiah, California
  • 1949-11-29 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • 1950-02-16 Kazuki Tomokawa [Tenji Nozoki], Japanese acid-folk singer-songwriter, born in Hachiryu (now Mitane), Akita Prefecture, Japan
  • 1950-05-03 Mary Hopkin, Welsh folk singer ("Those Were the Days"; "Goodbye"), born in Pontardawe, Wales
  • 1951-03-18 Tret Fure, American contemporary folk singer-songwriter, and audio engineer, born in Iowa
  • 1951-04-07 Janis Ian [Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician ("At Seventeen"; "Society's Child"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-07-10 Cheryl Wheeler, American contemporary folk singer-songwriter (If It Were Up to Me), born in Timonium, Maryland
  • 1951-11-25 Bill Morrissey, American folk singer-songwriter (Inside), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2011)
  • 1952-01-29 Kenn Kweder, American rock and folk singer-songwriter ("Diablo"; "Suzy Said So"; "Mommy And Daddy"), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania [1]
  • 1952-03-03 Robyn Hitchcock, British rock and folk singer-songwriter (The Soft Boys - "Balloon Man"; solo - Moss Elixir), born in Paddington, London, England
  • 1952-08-04 Moya Brennan [Máire Ní Bhraonáin], Irish folk singer and harpist (Clannad; Máire), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1953-09-26 Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer, born in Sylane, County Galway, Ireland
  • 1953-11-12 Vasilis Karras [Kesoglidis], Greek folk singer (Tilefonise Mou), born in Kokkinohori, Greece
  • 1954-08-10 Sam Baker, American folk singer-songwriter (Say Grace), born in Itasca, Texas
  • 1955-05-23 Luka Bloom [Kevin Moore], Irish contemporary folk singer-songwriter and guitarist ("I Need Love"), born in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland
  • 1956-01-10 Shawn Colvin, American country folk singer-songwriter ("Sunny Came Home"), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • 1956-09-15 Maggie Reilly, Scottish folk singer, born in Moodiesburn, Scotland
  • 1957-05-26 Kristina Olsen, American folk singer-songwriter ("I'm Keeping This Life of Mine"), and session musician, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1961-07-21 Amar Singh Chamkila [Dhanni Ram], Punjabi folk singer "The Elvis of Punjab", born in Dugri, Punjab, India (d. 1988)
  • 1961-10-31 Kate Campbell, American folk music singer-songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1961-11-04 Les Sampou, American folk singer-songwriter, born in Norwalk, Connecticut,
  • 1962-02-24 Michelle Shocked [Johnston], American Grammy Award-winning contemporary folk singer-songwriter ("Anchorage"; 33 RPM Soul"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1968-01-28 Sarah McLachlan, Canadian Juno and Grammy Award-winning folk singer-songwriter (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy; "I Will Remember You"), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1969-08-12 Tanita Tikaram, British pop-folk singer-songwriter ("Twist in My Sobriety"), born in Münster, West Germany
  • 1970-06-11 Chris Rice, American contemporary Christian and folk music singer-songwriter ("When Did You Fall (In Love With Me)"), poet, and visual artist, born in Clinton, Maryland
  • 1971-11-19 Alice Peacock, American folk singer, born in White Bear Lake, Minnesota
  • 1972-01-21 Cat Power [Charlyn "Chan" Marshall], American indie rock-folk singer-songwriter (Jukebox), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1973-12-04 Kate Rusby, English folk singer and songwriter, born in Barnsley, England
  • 1974-01-26 Rokia Traoré, Bambara-Mali-French Afro-beat and folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Tchamantché; Né So), and arts patron (Foundation Passerelle), born in Kolokani, Mali
  • 1978-10-07 Nathaniel Rateliff, American roots-rock, R&B, and folk singer- songwriter (The Night Sweats - "S.O.B"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1979-11-25 Thea Gilmore, British rock and folk singer-songwriter, born in Oxford, England
  • 1981-05-28 Adam Green, American anti-folk singer-songwriter, born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1984-06-09 Kaleth Morales, Colombian vallenato folk music singer and songwriter ("Vivo en el Limbo" - I Live in the Limbo), born in Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia (d. 2005)
  • 1985-05-28 Colbie Caillat, American folk-pop singer-songwriter ("Breakthrough"; " Bubbly"; "Brighter Than the Sun"), born in Malibu, California
  • 1986-02-19 Maria Mena, Norwegian pop-folk singer-songwriter ("Hold Me"; "You're The Only One"), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1989-03-01 Sonya Kitchell, American contemporary folk singer-songwriter ("Can't Get You Out Of My Mind"), born in Northampton, Massachusetts
  • 1990-10-31 Johanna Söderberg, Swedish pop-country-folk singer-songwriter (First Aid Kit - "Emmylou"), born in Enskede, Sweden
  • 1991-06-21 Tyler Childers, American country, bluegrass and folk singer- songwriter (Purgatory; Long Violent History), born in Lawrence County, Kentucky
  • 1993-01-08 Klara Söderberg, Swedish pop-country-folk singer-songwriter (First Aid Kit - "Emmylou"), born in Enskede, Sweden
  • 1997-05-24 Exzavier Whitley, American folk singer ("Finally Happy"), born in Omaha, Nebraska

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