Famous Singers in History (Part 10)

Events in Music

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 4,348

  • 1935-11-12 Terry Johnson, US R&B singer (Flamingos-I Know Better), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1935-11-21 Fairuz [Nouhad Haddad], Lebanese singer (Behebak Ya Libnan), born in Zuqaq al-Blat, Beirut, State of Greater Lebanon
  • 1935-11-26 Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (Dean Martin Show), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1935-12-06 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • 1935-12-06 George Williams, American soul singer (the Tymes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1935-12-09 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), born in Bossier City, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1935-12-23 Esther Phillips [EM Jones], American singer (When a Woman Loves a Man), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1984)

Person of interestRoger Miller

1936-01-02 Roger Miller, American country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1992)

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 1936-01-14 Clarence Carter, American singer (Thread the Needle), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1936-01-31 Marvin Junior, singer (Dells-Oh What a Night)
  • 1936-02-08 Larry Verne, singer (Custer)
  • 1936-02-09 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1936-02-19 Bob Engemann, American singer (The Lettermen), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1936-02-22 Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr.], African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1936-02-27 Chuck Glaser, American country singer (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers), born in Spalding, Nebraska (d. 2019)
  • 1936-03-09 Mickey Gilley, American country singer (Urban Cowboy), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1936-03-16 Frederick "Fred" Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and dolphin conservationist (Everybody's Talkin'), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1936-03-18 Robert Lee Smith, American singer (Tams, You Lied to Your Daddy)
  • 1936-03-19 Birthe Wilke, Danish singer
  • 1936-03-22 Roger Whittaker, country singer (Durham Town), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1936-04-10 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer (The Spinners), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1936-04-19 Ruby Johnson, American singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (d. 1999)

Person of interestGlen Campbell

1936-04-22 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), born in Delight, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1936-04-27 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, born in Atherton, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1936-05-02 Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], British singer, born in Madras, India
  • 1936-05-07 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), born in Collinsville, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1936-05-14 Bobby Darin [Walden Robert Cassotto], American singer (Mack the Knife), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1936-05-15 Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian-American singer/actress (Cinderfella), born in Pesaro, Italy
  • 1936-05-23 Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • 1936-05-25 Tom T. Hall, American country singer and writer (Harper Valley PTA), born in Olive Hill, Kentucky
  • 1936-06-02 Otis Williams, doo wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1936-06-06 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (4 Tops-Same Old Song), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1936-06-11 Jud Strunk, American singer and comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1936-06-14 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • 1936-06-19 Shirley Goodman, US R&B singers (Shirley & Lee-Feels so Good)
  • 1936-06-20 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters-Young Blood), born in Itasca, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1936-06-22 Kris Kristofferson, American singer and actor (Amerika, Millennium), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • 1936-06-22 Verne Allison, American singer (Dells-Open Up My Heart)
  • 1936-06-30 Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer and songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1936-07-07 Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (d. 1980)
  • 1936-07-14 Gloria Lambert, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1936-07-31 Bonnie Brown, country singer (The Browns), born in Sparkman, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1936-08-07 Charles Pope, American soul singer (Tams-Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2013)
  • 1936-09-21 Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter (Patches), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1936-10-26 Bruce Belland, American singer (Tim Conway Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936-10-28 Charlie Daniels, American singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1936-10-28 Ted Hawkins, American singer and guitarist (The Next Hundred Years), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 1995)

Person of interestMary Travers

1936-11-09 Mary Travers, American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2009)

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • 1936-11-12 Mort Shuman, singer-songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1936-11-15 Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and East German dissident, born in Hamburg
  • 1936-12-04 Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • 1936-12-17 Tommy Steele [Thomas Hicks], English pop singer, 1st British Rock and Roll star, born in London
  • 1937-01-06 Doris Troy [Doris Elaine Higginsen], US R&B singer and songwriter (Just One Look), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1937-01-06 Paolo Conte, Italian singer, born in Asti, Italy
  • 1937-01-08 Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker), born in Tiger Bay, United Kingdom
  • 1937-01-14 Billie Jo Spears, American country singer, born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1937-01-16 Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • 1937-01-29 Bobby Scott, American composer, arranger and jazz singer (He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother), born in Mt Pleasant, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1937-02-01 Don Everly, American singer and half of the rock and roll duo "The Everly Brothers" (Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie), born in Brownie, Kentucky
  • 1937-02-01 Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr Hook), born in Chickasaw, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • 1937-02-02 Tom Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show, Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-03-08 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1937-03-19 Clarence "Frogman" Henry, American pianist and singer (Ain't Got No Home), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1937-03-20 Jerry Reed, American country music singer (When You're Hot, You're Hot) and actor (Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2008)
  • 1937-03-24 Billy Stewart, US R&B singer (I Do Love You)
  • 1937-03-27 Johnny Copeland, American blues guitarist and singer (Lion's Den), born in Haynesville, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1937-03-31 Willem Duyn, [Mouth], Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal)

Person of interestMerle Haggard

1937-04-06 Merle Haggard, country singer (Death Valley Days), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2016)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1937-04-07 Charlie Thomas, singer (Drifters), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1937-04-21 David Lucas, American rock and roll composer, music producer and singer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1937-05-09 Dave Prater, American singer and musician (Sam & Dave), born in Ocilla, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • 1937-05-09 Sonny Curtis, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (the Crickets, I fought the Law), born in Meadow, Texas
  • 1937-05-15 Trini Lopez [Trinidad Lopez], American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1937-06-02 Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (Handy Man), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1937-06-05 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in San Diego, California (d. 1990)
  • 1937-06-15 Waylon Jennings, American country singer and guitarist (Ramblin' Man), born in Littlefield, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1937-07-10 Sandy Stewart, American singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Mr President), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1937-07-12 Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer (Buenas Noches Mi Amor), born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1937-07-27 Chuck Jackson, American singer (Any Day Now, I Don't Want to Cry), born in Latta, South Carolina
  • 1937-08-08 Louis Neefs, Belgian singer
  • 1937-08-20 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • 1937-08-27 Tommy Sands, singer/actor (Teenage Rock, Dream With Me), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-09-11 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet-Russian singer and businessman, born in Chasiv Yar, Ukraine (d. 2018)
  • 1937-09-20 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish singer and actress, born in Hagfors, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1937-10-16 Emile Ford, singer and engineer (first black male singer to top UK charts), born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2016)
  • 1937-10-20 Wanda Jackson, Maud Oklahoma, country singer (Let's Have a Party)
  • 1937-10-23 Yvonne Staples, American R&B singer (The Staple Singers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1937-10-30 Tony Cucchiara, Italian folk singer and songwriter (Cain and Abel), born in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1937-10-31 Tom Paxton, American folk singer and songwriter (Forest Lawn), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-11-01 Bill Anderson, American country music singer (Still, From This Pen), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1937-11-11 Buddy Jimmy Lee Land Ace, singer
  • 1937-11-13 Kamahl [Kandiah Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song), born in Kuala Lumpur
  • 1937-11-15 William E "Little Willie" John, [Woods], US R&B singer (Fever)
  • 1937-11-15 Jimmy Ellis, RockHill, South Carolina, soul singer (The Trammps - Disco Inferno), (d. 2012)
  • 1937-12-12 Connie Francis [Concetta Franconero], American singer and actress (Where the Boys Are), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1937-12-16 Jim Glaser, American singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again), born in Spalding, Nebraska
  • 1937-12-25 O'Kelly Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1937-12-30 John Hartford, American country singer (Gentle on My Mind), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-12-30 Paul Stookey, singer and musician (Peter, Paul, & Mary), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1938-01-06 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor, born in Greco

Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

Deaths in Music

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 1,489

  • 2003-12-22 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), dies at 75
  • 2003-12-30 Anita Mui, Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress, "Madonna of the East", dies of cancer at 40
  • 2004-01-04 Jake Hess, American singer (b. 1927)
  • 2004-01-12 Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2004-02-16 Doris Troy [Doris Elaine Higginsen], US R&B singer and songwriter (Just One Look), dies from emphysema at 67
  • 2004-02-20 J. J. Malone, American soul singer (It's a shame), dies at 68
  • 2004-02-23 Carl Anderson, American singer (b. 1945)
  • 2004-02-23 Don Cornell [Luigi Varlaro], American singer (Sammy Kaye Orch, Hold My Hand), dies of emphysema and diabetes at 84
  • 2004-02-28 Gene Allison, American R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try), dies at 69
  • 2004-03-04 Claude Nougaro, French singer (b. 1929)
  • 2004-03-14 Genevieve [Ginette Auger], French actress and singer (The Jack Paar Show), dies of a stroke at 83
  • 2004-03-27 Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer (b. 1984)
  • 2004-03-30 Timi Yuro [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), dies at 63
  • 2004-04-01 Nilo Soruco, Bolivian singer and songwriter, dies at 76
  • 2004-05-05 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), dies at 44
  • 2004-05-07 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian singer (The Crew Cuts), dies at 73
  • 2004-05-11 John C. Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead), dies at 92
  • 2004-06-02 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer, dies at 74

Person of interestRay Charles

2004-06-10 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist who pioneered soul music (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), dies at 73

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles
  • 2004-06-14 Eamonn McGirr, Irish-born singer and entertainer
  • 2004-06-26 Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer and song-writer (b. 1930)
  • 2004-07-06 Syreeta Wright, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2004-07-22 Sacha Distel, French singer (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head cover), dies at 71
  • 2004-07-23 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), dies at 71
  • 2004-07-23 Serge Reggiani, French singer and actor (b. 1922)
  • 2004-07-28 George Williams, American soul singer (the Tymes), dies at 68
  • 2004-07-29 Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • 2004-07-29 James Hubert "Huby" Heard, American singer-songwriter (The God Squad), dies at 73
  • 2004-08-15 Semiha Berksoy, first Turkish opera singer (b. 1910)
  • 2004-08-26 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), dies of a brain aneurysm at 47
  • 2004-08-31 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), dies at 61
  • 2004-09-16 Izora Rhodes Armstead, American singer (The Weather Girls), dies at 62
  • 2004-09-19 Skeeter Davis, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 2004-09-23 André Hazes, Dutch barkeeper and singer (We Love Orange), dies at 53
  • 2004-10-14 Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)
  • 2004-10-17 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (b. 1952)
  • 2004-10-19 Elliott Smith, American Singer Songwriter(b. 1969)
  • 2004-11-01 Terry Knight, American rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), murdered at 61
  • 2004-11-07 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), dies of cancer at 87
  • 2004-11-10 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (b. 1907)
  • 2004-12-07 Jerry Scoggins, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 2004-12-11 M.S. [Madurai Shanmukhavadivu] Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (1st singer to be awarded the Bharat Ratna), dies at 88
  • 2004-12-26 Mieszko Talarczyk, Lead singer/Guitarist of grindcore band, Nasum, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1974)
  • 2005-01-15 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), dies of complications from pneumonia at 88
  • 2005-01-24 June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
  • 2005-01-25 Ray Peterson, American singer (Tell Laura I Love Her), dies at 65
  • 2005-01-28 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong), dies at 60
  • 2005-02-09 Tyrone Davis, American R&B singer (Can I Change My Mind, Turn Back The Hands Of Time), dies of complications from a stroke at 66
  • 2005-02-12 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night) , dies at 61
  • 2005-02-15 Pierre Bachelet, French singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 2005-02-20 John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), dies rom complications due of pneumonia at 88
  • 2005-02-20 Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
  • 2005-02-21 Ara Berberian, American opera singer (b. 1930)
  • 2005-02-25 Edward Patten, American soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), dies of a stroke at 65
  • 2005-03-09 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (Ridin' for a Fall), dies at 56
  • 2005-03-10 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) dies of pneumonia at 53
  • 2005-03-13 Lyn Collins [Gloria Lavern Collins], American soul singer (Think About It), dies from cardiac arrhythmia at 56
  • 2005-03-21 Bobby Short, American singer (b. 1924)
  • 2005-03-30 Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)
  • 2005-04-03 Tony Croatto, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • 2005-04-07 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer, dies at 82
  • 2005-04-13 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer, dies at 59
  • 2005-04-15 John Fred, American singer (Judy in Disguise with Glasses), dies at 63
  • 2005-04-29 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
  • 2005-05-09 Nasrat Parsa, Afghani singer, dies at 36
  • 2005-05-10 David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
  • 2005-05-11 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer & composer, dies at 88
  • 2005-05-12 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish singer and actress, dies at 67
  • 2005-05-22 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and bass singer (Tony the Tiger, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch), dies from prostate cancer at 91
  • 2005-05-29 Oscar Brown, American singer and songwriter (Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit), dies at 78

Person of interestAnne Bancroft

2005-06-06 Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American actress, director, screenwriter and singer (Graduate, Miracle Worker), dies from uterine cancer at 73

Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
  • 2005-06-17 Ronald Winans, American gospel singer (Winans), dies at 48
  • 2005-06-27 Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
  • 2005-07-01 Luther Vandross, American singer, dies at 54
  • 2005-07-01 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops), dies at 69
  • 2005-07-05 Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2005-07-11 Frances Langford, American singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time), dies at 92
  • 2005-07-16 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
  • 2005-07-17 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer and one of the pioneers of Jamaican ska music, dies at 78
  • 2005-07-22 Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
  • 2005-08-04 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist (Grits Ain't Groceries), dies at 70
  • 2005-08-16 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
  • 2005-08-21 Martin Dillon, American opera singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • 2005-08-23 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 78
  • 2005-08-23 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), dies in a road accident at 71
  • 2005-08-24 Kaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (b. 1984)
  • 2005-09-07 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer (b. 1933)
  • 2005-09-10 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American blues singer (Mary is Fine), dies at 81
  • 2005-09-16 Constance Moore, American singer and actress (Buck Rogers, Show Business, Atlantic City), dies at 85
  • 2005-10-16 "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • 2005-10-16 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater), dies at 34
  • 2005-10-20 Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)
  • 2005-10-22 Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
  • 2005-10-28 Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
  • 2005-11-04 Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
  • 2005-11-06 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, dies of leukemia at 38
  • 2005-11-06 Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2005-11-23 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), dies at 78
  • 2005-11-27 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
  • 2005-12-04 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (b. 1922)