Famous Singers in History (Part 10)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 5,197

  • 1932-11-29 John Gary [Strader], American singer (Cold), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1932-12-03 Corry Brokken, Dutch pop singer (1957 Eurovision), born in Breda, The Netherlands (d. 2016)

Person of interestLittle Richard

1932-12-05 Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], American singer-songwriter and rock 'n' roll pioneer (Tutti Frutti), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2020)

Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Little Richard
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
Little Richard
  • 1932-12-05 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1932-12-14 Abbe Lane, American singer and wife of Xavier Cugat (Xavier Cugat Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932-12-28 Dorsey Burnette, rockabilly singer (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • 1932-12-28 [Grace] Nichelle Nichols, American actress (Star Trek - "Lt. Uhura") and singer (Down To Earth), born in Robbins, Illinois
  • 1933-01-11 Goldie Hill, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Karnes County, Texas
  • 1933-01-17 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], French-Italian actress (The Sixth Day), singer (Bambino), and Miss Egypt 1954, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1987)
  • 1933-01-24 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!), born in Bluefield, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1933-01-29 Sacha Distel, French singer ("Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" cover), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • 1933-02-02 Tony Jay, British-American actor, voice artist, and singer (The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Frollo"), born in London, England (d. 2006)

Person of interestYoko Ono

1933-02-18 Yoko Ono Lennon [Mrs. John Lennon], Japanese artist, poet, and singer, born in Tokyo, Empire of Japan

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Person of interestNina Simone

1933-02-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and civil rights activist (“Mississippi Goddam”; “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”, “Feeling Good”; “Wild Is The Wind”), born in Tyron, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone
  • 1933-02-22 Louise Lopez, American disco singer (Odyssey -"Native New Yorker"; "Use It Up And Wear It Out"), born in Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1933-03-03 Marco Antonio Munoz, Mexican spanish singer (Murmullos)
  • 1933-03-04 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], Dutch singer
  • 1933-03-08 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, born in Kilgore, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1933-03-09 Lloyd Price, American R&B singer ("Lawdy Miss Clawdy"; "Stagger Lee"; "Personality"), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 2021) [1]

Person of interestQuincy Jones Jr

1933-03-14 Quincy Jones (Jr.), American jazz trumpeter. composer, arranger, record producer (Michael Jackson; Frank Sinatra; "We Are The World"), and film producer (The Color Purple), born in Chicago, Illinois

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1933-04-13 Shani Wallis, Irish-American singer and actress (Oliver), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England
  • 1933-04-15 Roy Clark, American country and bluegrass singer, guitarist, and banjo player (Hee Haw; The Tonight Show), born in Meherrin, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • 1933-04-24 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter ("Cry to Me"), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2007)
  • 1933-04-29 Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter ("Love's Been Good to Me"; "Jean"; "Without A Worry In The World"), and poet (Lonesome Cities), born in Oakland, California (d. 2015)

Person of interestWillie Nelson

1933-04-29 Willie Nelson, American country singer-songwriter ("Crazy"; "On the Road Again"; ), born in Abbott, Texas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson

Person of interestJames Brown

1933-05-03 James Brown, American soul singer ("Hot Pants"; "Living in America"; "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag") and originator of funk music, born in Barnwell, South Carolina (d. 2006)

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 1933-05-07 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer ‘the Nightingale of Kosovo’ and actress, born near Malishevë, Kosovo (d. 2020)
  • 1933-05-14 Frank Harte, Irish singer and song collector
  • 1933-05-22 Don Estelle [Ronald Edwards], British actor and singer (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), born in Crumpsall, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • 1933-06-15 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer ("Marianne"), born in Pola, Istria, Italy (now Croatia) (d. 2005)
  • 1933-06-18 [Charles] Tommy Hunt, American soul singer (Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You"; "Lovers Never Say Goodbye"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1933-07-14 Del Reeves, singer and guitarist
  • 1933-07-15 Frederico Davia, opera singer
  • 1933-07-16 Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops), born in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1933-07-22 Bertice Reading, American stage and screen actress and singer (The Jazz Train; Requiem For A Nun; Moon In The Gutter), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1933-08-15 Bobby Helms [Robert Lee Helms], American country music singer (Jingle Bell Rock), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1933-08-15 Floyd Ashton, American singer (The Tams), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1933-08-17 Mark Dinning, American pop singer (Teen Angel), born in Manchester, Oklahoma (d. 1986)
  • 1933-08-29 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2009)
  • 1933-09-01 Conway Twitty [Harold Jenkins], American country and rockabilly singer-songwriter ("Linda On My Mind"; "Honky Tonk Heroes"), born in Friars Point, Mississippi (d. 1993)
  • 1933-09-03 Tompall Glaser, American singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again), born in Spalding, Nebraska (d. 2013)
  • 1933-09-08 Asha Bhonsle, Indian playback singer, born in Sangli, British India
  • 1933-09-18 (James Frederick) "Jimmie" Rodgers, American pop singer and guitarist ("Honey Comb" ; “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again”), born in Camas, Washington (d. 2021)
  • 1933-09-25 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • 1933-09-25 Ian Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter (Ian & Sylvia), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1933-09-30 Emily "Cissy" Houston [née Drinkard], American soul and gospel singer and Whitney's mother, born in Newark, New Jersey.
  • 1933-10-17 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer-songwriter, The Singing Nun, born in Laeken (d. 1985)
  • 1933-11-06 Joseph Pope, American singer (Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • 1933-11-10 Bobby Rush, American Blues musician, composer and singer (Rawer than Raw), born in Homer, Louisiana
  • 1933-11-16 Garnet Mimms, American singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby), born in Ashland, West Virginia
  • 1933-11-21 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma (d. 2016)

Person of interestRobert Goulet

1933-11-26 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1933-12-29 "Prez" Kenneth [Kidd], American blues singer and bass guitarist ("Devil Dealing"), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1933-12-30 Perry Ford [Brian Pugh], British pop singer, session musician and songwriter (The Ivy League - "Tossing And Turning"), born in Lincoln, England (d. 1999)
  • 1933-12-31 Fred F. Carter Jr., American country session guitarist, singer, producer and composer (Nashville's "A-Team"), born in Winnsboro, Louisiana (d. 2010)
  • 1934-01-06 Bobby Lord, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Sanford, Florida (d. 2008)
  • 1934-01-29 Noel Harrison, British singer ("The Windmills of Your Mind"), and actor (Girl from U.N.C.L.E. - "Mark Slate"), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1934-02-07 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934-02-14 Florence Henderson, American actress (The Brady Bunch - "Carol"), and singer, born in Dale, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1934-02-16 Ted Taylor, American gospel and R&B-singer ("Be Ever Wonderful"), born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, (d. 1987)
  • 1934-02-16 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1934-02-18 Skip Battin, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1934-02-18 Bobby Taylor, American singer & producer who discovered "The Jackson 5" (Motown Records), born in Washington, D.C. (birth year contested-1939) (d. 2017)
  • 1934-03-02 Joyce "Dottie" Rambo (nee Luttrell), American gospel singer and songwriter, born in Madisonville, Kentucky (d. 2008)
  • 1934-03-04 Barbara McNair, American singer ("Till There Was You") and actress (They Call Me MR. Tibbs), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
  • 1934-03-23 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor, born in Montréal, Québec (d. 2006)
  • 1934-03-25 Johnny Burnette, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Train Kept A-Rollin'"; "You're Sixteen"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1964)
  • 1934-03-31 Shirley Jones, American Academy Award-winning actress (Elmer Gantry; Oklahoma!), and singer (Partridge Family), born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • 1934-03-31 John D. Loudermilk, country singer and songwriter ("Tobacco Road"), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1934-04-01 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Sparkman, Arkansas
  • 1934-04-13 Horace Kay, American soul singer (Tams - "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me"; "What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)"), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • 1934-04-19 Dickie Goodman, American parody singer and producer ("The Flying Saucer"; "Energy Crisis '74"; "Mr. Jaws"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1934-04-30 Jerry Lordan, English singer and composer ("Wonderful Land"), born in Paddington, London (d. 1995)
  • 1934-05-03 Frankie Valli [Francesco Stephen Castelluccio], American singer (Four Seasons - "Sherry"; "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1934-05-14 Frederik von Pallandt, singer
  • 1934-06-01 Charles "Pat" Boone, American singer ("Tutti Frutti"), actor (April Love, Cross & Switchblade, No More Mr. Nice Guy) and TV personality (The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1934-06-02 Johnny Carter, American singer (The Flamingos, The Dells), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1934-06-09 Jackie Wilson, American soul singer-songwriter and performer ("Lonely Teardrops"; "Higher And Higher": "I Get the Sweetest Feeling"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • 1934-06-15 Ruby Nash Curtis [Garnett], American pop and R&B singer (Ruby and the Romantics - "Our Day Will Come"; "Hey There Lonely Boy"), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1934-07-24 Jimmy Holiday, American singer (How Can I Forget), born in Sallis, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • 1934-08-05 Vern Gosdin, American country singer (Set 'Em Up Joe), born in Woodland, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • 1934-08-15 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1934-08-16 Ketty Lester [Revoyda Frierson], American singer/actress (Love Letters), born in Hope, Arkansas
  • 1934-08-18 Ronnie Carroll, British singer (Walk Hand in Hand), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • 1934-08-29 Gene Allison, American R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try), born in Pegram, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • 1934-09-03 Freddie King, American blues singer (Hideaway), born in Gilmer, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 1934-09-07 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist (Grits Ain't Groceries), born in Inverness, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • 1934-09-16 Ronnie Drew, Irish singer (The Dubliners), born in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 2008)

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

1934-09-21 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter ("Hallelujah"; Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 1934-09-30 Udo Jürgens, Austrian singer
  • 1934-10-13 Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer (Try to Remember), born in Chania, Crete, Greece
  • 1934-11-03 Ruma Guha Thakurta, Singer, Actress, Dancer, Founder of Calcutta Youth Choir
  • 1934-11-19 Dave Guard, singer-songwriter (The Kingston Trio), born in San Francisco, California (1991)
  • 1934-11-24 Martin Charnin, American Broadway stage singer, dancer (West Side Story), director, and lyricist (Annie), born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • 1934-12-01 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer ("Me & Mrs. Jones"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1934-12-07 Armando Manzanero, Mexican composer and singer ("It’s Impossible"; "Adoro"), born in Merida, Mexico (d. 2020) date disputed [1]
  • 1934-12-09 Junior Wells, American blues singer ("In My Younger Days"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1998)
  • 1934-12-21 Harmonica Slim [Travis Blaylock], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter ("You Better Believe It"), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1934-12-25 McKinley Mitchell, American gospel, blues, and R&B singer ("The Town I Live In"), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1986)
  • 1934-12-30 Del Shannon [Charles Westover], American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Runaway"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1990)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 1,754

  • 2000-10-03 Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • 2000-10-04 Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive") dies of pancreatic cancer at 53
  • 2000-10-18 Julie London, American singer and actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), dies at 74
  • 2000-10-18 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singer and dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • 2000-10-19 Hortense Ellis, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1941)
  • 2000-11-05 Jimmie Davis, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine), dies at 101
  • 2000-12-18 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (Electric Landlady), dies when run over by a power boat in the National Marine Park of Cozumel at 41
  • 2000-12-19 Roebuck "Pops" Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), dies at 85
  • 2000-12-23 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela, Chann Way), dies at 74
  • 2001-01-13 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • 2001-01-16 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Meet the People, Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 2001-02-07 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), dies at 88
  • 2001-02-19 Charles Trenet, French pop singer and songwriter ("Boum!"; "La Mer"), dies at 87
  • 2001-02-21 Ronnie Hilton, British radio presenter and singer (Moonraker), dies at 75
  • 2001-02-22 John Farley, American folk singer and guitarist (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death), dies at 61
  • 2001-03-04 Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
  • 2001-03-10 Massimo Morsello, Italian fascist political singer and songwriter, dies at 42
  • 2001-03-18 John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming), dies at 65
  • 2001-03-21 Anthony Steel, British actor and singer (Malta Story, The Wooden Horse), dies from lung cancer at 80
  • 2001-04-03 Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey, American Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, dies at 74
  • 2001-04-06 Charles Pettigrew, American soul singer (Charles & Eddie - "Would I Lie To You?"), dies of cancer at 37
  • 2001-04-11 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), dies of cancer at 79
  • 2001-04-15 Joey Ramone [Jeffrey Hyman], American punk rock singer and musician (The Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"; Blitzkrieg Bop"; solo -"What a Wonderful World"), dies of lymphoma at 49
  • 2001-04-21 David Hollestelle, Dutch baritone singer (Dutch Radio Chorus), dies at 84
  • 2001-04-24 Al Hibbler, American singer ("Unchained Melody"), dies at 85
  • 2001-05-12 (Pierino) Perry Como, American singer ("Catch A Falling Star") and TV personality (The Perry Como Show) dies at 89
  • 2001-05-19 Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2001-05-20 Renato Carosone, Italian canzone napoletana singer, pianist, songwriter ("Tu vuò fà l'americano" - "You Want to Be American"), and accordionist, dies at 81
  • 2001-05-22 Lorez Alexandria, American jazz and gospel singer (Alexandria the Great), dies at 71
  • 2001-06-07 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • 2001-06-11 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (Échame a mi la culpa), dies at 77
  • 2001-07-03 Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2001-07-05 Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65
  • 2001-07-07 Frederick "Fred" Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and dolphin conservationist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies from skin cancer at 65
  • 2001-07-19 Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, dies from complications from a car accident at 62
  • 2001-07-24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2001-08-02 Ron Townson, American singer (The 5th Dimension), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • 2001-08-19 Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
  • 2001-08-25 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • 2001-08-25 Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • 2001-08-29 Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (b. 1952)
  • 2001-09-14 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, dies at 70
  • 2001-10-05 Aldo Jones [Albert Mansis], American rockabilly bassist and singer (Ben Vaughn Combo) dies of leukemia at 41
  • 2001-10-07 Jimmie Lloydd [Logdon], American country and rockabilly singer, dies at 79
  • 2001-10-13 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing") dies of throat cancer at 52
  • 2001-10-16 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), dies of cancer at 72
  • 2001-11-12 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), dies of cancer at 73
  • 2001-11-23 O. C Smith, American jazz singer (Little Green Apples), dies at 69
  • 2001-11-24 Melanie Thornton, American pop-dance singer (La Bouche - "Be My Lover"), dies in a plane crash near Zürich, Switzerland, at 34
  • 2001-11-29 Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)
  • 2002-01-02 Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer, dies at 43
  • 2002-01-21 Peggy Lee [Norma Delores Egstrom], American singer ("Fever"; "Is That All There Is?"), songwriter ("Mañana"), and actress (Pete Kelly's Blues; Lady and the Tramp), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 2002-01-22 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), dies at 77
  • 2002-02-01 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), dies at 76
  • 2002-02-02 Paul Baloff, American singer (Exodus) (b. 1960)
  • 2002-02-10 Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer and songwriter, dies at 65
  • 2002-02-13 Waylon Jennings, American country singer and guitarist ("I'm A Ramblin' Man" ), dies of diabetic complications at 64
  • 2002-02-16 Billy Ward, American singer and songwriter (Billy Ward and his Dominoes), dies at 80
  • 2002-03-04 Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
  • 2002-03-15 Marshall Leib [Leibovitz], American pop singer (Teddy Bears - "To Know Him Is To Love Him"), and record producer, dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 2002-04-03 Fad Gadget [Francis Tovey], English singer and musician, dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 2002-04-05 Layne Staley, American rock singer and guitarist (Alice in Chains - Dirt), dies at 34
  • 2002-04-20 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), dies at 76
  • 2002-04-25 Left Eye [Lisa Lopes], American singer (TLC), dies in a car crash at 30
  • 2002-05-06 Otis Blackwell, American songwriter ("Fever"; "Don't Be Cruel"; "Great Balls Of Fire"; All Shook Up"), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 2002-06-21 Matt Dennis, American pop singer, pianist, composer, and arranger ("Everything Happens To Me"; "Angel Eyes"), dies at 88
  • 2002-06-26 Dolores Gray [Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein], American singer and actress (Designing Woman' Kismet), dies at 78
  • 2002-06-29 Rosemary Clooney, American singer (Come On-a My House) and actress (White Christmas), dies of lung cancer at 74
  • 2002-07-11 Rosco Gordon, American R&B pianist, singer, and songwriter ("Booted"; "No More Doggin'"), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 2002-08-14 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
  • 2002-08-25 William Warfield, American concert bass-baritone singer and actor (Show Boat), dies at 82
  • 2002-09-07 Erma Franklin, American gospel and R&B singer (Piece Of My Heart), dies at 64
  • 2002-09-24 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, dies at 62
  • 2002-10-10 Teresa Graves, American actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love!), dies in a fire at her home at 54
  • 2002-10-12 Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (Ray Conniff Singers), dies at 85
  • 2002-10-18 Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (b. 1950)

Person of interestRichard Harris

2002-10-25 Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer (MacArthur Park) dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • 2002-11-03 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, dies at 71
  • 2002-11-05 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) dies of cardiovascular disease at 66
  • 2002-11-21 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2002-11-26 Polo Montañez, Cuban singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2002-12-09 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab), dies at 36
  • 2002-12-14 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor & singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), dies at 78
  • 2002-12-22 Joe Strummer, British lead singer of the punk band "The Clash" (Rock the Casbah), dies at age 50
  • 2003-01-15 Doris Fisher, American singer and songwriter ("Tutti Frutti"; You Always Hurt the One You Love": "Tampico"), dies at 87
  • 2003-02-19 Johnny Paycheck [Donald Lytle], American country singer (Take This Job and Shove It), dies after contracting emphysema and asthma at 64
  • 2003-03-08 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (b. 1940)
  • 2003-03-28 Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)
  • 2003-03-31 Tommy Seebach, Danish musician and singer (Sir Henry and his Butlers), dies at 53
  • 2003-04-01 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), commits suicide at 46
  • 2003-04-02 (Charles) Edwin Starr [Hatcher], American soul and R&B singer ("War"), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 2003-04-03 Homer Banks, American singer and songwriter ("Be What You Are"), dies at 61

Person of interestLittle Eva

2003-04-10 Little Eva [Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), dies of cervical cancer at 59

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva
  • 2003-04-17 Earl King, American R&B and blues guitarists, singer, and songwriter ("Come On"; "Big Chief"), dies from diabetes-related complications at 69

Person of interestNina Simone

2003-04-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and civil rights activist (“Mississippi Goddam”; “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”, “Feeling Good”; “Wild Is The Wind”), dies of breast cancer at 70

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone

Person of interestJune Carter Cash

2003-05-15 June Carter Cash, American musician and singer dies aged 73

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 2003-06-11 William Marshall, American stage and screen actor, director, and operatic singer (Frederick Douglass: Slave and Statesman; Blacula; Scream Blacula Scream), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 78

Person of interestBarry White

2003-07-04 Barry White, American singer (Love's Theme), dies at 58

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • 2003-07-04 André Claveau, French singer (b. 1915)
  • 2003-07-06 Skip Battin, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds), dies at 69

Famous Singers