Singers in History (Part 10)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 3,977

  • 1938-02-11 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, singer-songwriter (Monster Mash)
  • 1938-03-05 Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
  • 1938-03-06 Lovelace Watkins, American singer known as "The Black Sinatra" (The Big, Big Voice of Lovelace Watkins), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1938-03-08 Lew DeWitt, Va, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1938-03-09 Lill-Babs, Swedish singer
  • 1938-03-12 Lew De Witt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1938-03-13 Erma Franklin, American singer (d. 2002)
  • 1938-03-18 Charley Pride, Sledge Miss, country singer (Sweet Country)
  • 1938-04-03 Philippe Wynne, US soul singer (Detroit Spinners)
  • 1938-04-05 Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer
  • 1938-04-11 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, born near Colonge (d. 2017)
  • 1938-04-20 Johnny Tillotson, singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1938-05-04 Tyrone Davis, US R&B singer (Are you serious)
  • 1938-05-05 Johnnie Taylor, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), (d. 2000)
  • 1938-05-17 Pervis Jackson, American R&B singer (Spinners), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2008)
  • 1938-05-20 Marinella, Greek singer and actress
  • 1938-06-13 Gwynne Howell, British opera singer
  • 1938-06-29 Billy Storm, singer (Valiants-This is the Night)
  • 1938-06-30 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (d. 1999)
  • 1938-07-04 Bill Withers, Slab Fork WV, rhythm & blues singer (Lean on Me)
  • 1938-07-11 Terry Garthwaite, US guitarist/singer (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1938-07-26 Bobby Hebb, American country singer and songwriter (Sunny), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1938-07-27 Isabelle Aubret, French singer
  • 1938-08-08 Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1938-08-21 Kenny Rogers, singer (Through the Years), born in Houston, Texas

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 1938-08-23 Ronny Cox, actor/singer (Robocop, Dr John Gideon-St Elsewhere)
  • 1938-09-12 Judy Clay [Guions], soul and gospel singer, born in St Paul, North Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1938-09-28 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1938-10-03 Tereza Kesovija, Croatian singer
  • 1938-10-15 Fela Ransome/Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian singer/saxophonist (d. 1997)
  • 1938-10-15 Marvin E "Marv" Johnson, US gospel/R&B singer (Move 2 mountains)
  • 1938-10-16 Nico (born Christa Päffgen; singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress) (d. 1988)
  • 1938-11-02 Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-11-04 Harry Elston, R&B singer (Friends of Distinction ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1938-11-05 Joe Dassin, French-speaking American singer (d. 1980)
  • 1938-11-06 P. J. Proby [James Marcus Smith], American singer, songwriter and actor (Hold Me, Three Week Hero), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1938-11-06 Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)
  • 1938-11-07 Dee Clark, Arkansas, singer (Hambone, Nobody But You)
  • 1938-11-11 Narvel Felts, country singer
  • 1938-11-16 Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)

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1938-11-17 Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger (Sundown), born in Orillia, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • 1938-12-11 Enrico Macias, Algerian-born French singer
  • 1939-01-10 Scott McKenzie, American singer ('San Francisco;), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-01-24 Ray Stevens, Clarksdale Ga, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak)
  • 1939-01-31 Claude Gauthier, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1939-02-01 Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
  • 1939-02-01 Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)
  • 1939-02-09 Barry Mann, R&B singer (Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp Bomp Bomp)
  • 1939-02-17 John Leyton, British singer
  • 1939-02-28 John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)
  • 1939-03-02 Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)
  • 1939-03-07 Marion Marlowe, singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-03-13 Neil Sedaka, American singer/songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1939-04-02 Marvin Gaye (Jr), singer (Sexual Healing), born in Washington, D.C.

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • 1939-04-04 Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)
  • 1939-04-05 Crispian St. Peters, British singer
  • 1939-04-15 Marty Wilde, English singer-songwriter and father of rocker Kim Wilde, born in London, England
  • 1939-04-23 Ray Peterson, singer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1939-05-01 Judy Collins, singer (Send in the Clowns, Clouds), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1939-05-27 Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer (I Believe in You), born in Floydada Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1939-05-31 Charles Drain, American soul singer, born in Eupora, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1939-06-06 Gary "US" Bonds, [Anderson], Fla, singer/songwriter (New Orleans)
  • 1939-06-11 Wilma Burgess, country-pop singer
  • 1939-06-16 Billy "Crash" Craddock, American country singer (Boom Boom Baby, Rub It In), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1939-06-19 Al Wilson, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 1939-06-25 Harold Melvin, American singer (Blue Notes), born in Philadelphia (d. 1997)
  • 1939-07-10 Mavis Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Sisters), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939-07-14 Karel Gott, Czech singer
  • 1939-07-16 William Bell, [Yarborough], US singer (Tryin' to Love Two)
  • 1939-08-02 Edward Pattern, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1939-08-06 William "Sonny" Sanders, US singer (Rayber Voices)
  • 1939-08-08 Philip E Baisley, Augusta Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
  • 1939-08-15 Herman van Keeken, Dutch singer (Daddy don't run so fast), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1939-08-18 Johnny Preston, singer (Running Bear), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1939-08-21 Ernie Maresca, American singer and songwriter (Runaround Sue, Wanderer), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1939-08-21 Harold W Reid, Augusta County Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
  • 1939-08-28 Edward Patten, US soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
  • 1939-09-02 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1939-09-07 [Benjamin] Latimore, US singer (Let's Straighten It Out)
  • 1939-09-17 Joseph Mosikili, South African actor/singer
  • 1939-09-17 Shelby Flint, American singer
  • 1939-09-25 Joseph "Jesse" Russell, US singer (Slip Sliding Away)
  • 1939-10-05 Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
  • 1939-10-09 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American singer, born in Lenow, Tennessee, (d. 1980)
  • 1939-10-23 Charlie Foxx, US songwriter/soul singer (Mockingbird)
  • 1939-10-30 Eddie Holland, US singer/songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here)
  • 1939-10-30 Norman West, US singer (Soul Children, Hearsay, Give 'em Love)
  • 1939-11-12 Ruby Nash Curtis [Garnett], US R&B singer (Ruby and the Romantics), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1939-11-19 Warren "Pete" Moore, US singer (Miracles-Tears of a Clown), Detroit MI
  • 1939-11-20 Dick Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-23 Betty Everett, US singer (Getting Mighty Crowded)

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1939-11-26 Tina Turner, [Anna Mae Bullock], American singer (Proud Mary), born in Nutbush, Tennessee

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • 1939-12-01 Dianne Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-12-17 Eddie Kendricks, Alabama, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations-My Girl, Boogie Down)
  • 1939-12-20 Agatha N "Kim" Weston, US gospel singer (It Takes Two)
  • 1939-12-29 William Edwin "Ed" Bruce, American country singer (Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys), born in Keiser, Arkansas
  • 1940-01-05 Athol Guy, Australian singer, member of The Seekers
  • 1940-01-08 Cristy Lane, American country/gospel singer
  • 1940-01-09 Jimmy Boyd, McComb Mo, singer/actor (Howard-Bachelor Father)
  • 1940-01-09 Al Downing, American singer (d. 2005)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 1,248

  • 2006-02-14 Lynden David Hall, British singer (b. 1974)
  • 2006-02-17 Bill Cowsill, American singer (The Cowsills), dies at 58
  • 2006-02-22 Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
  • 2006-03-06 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), dies at 61
  • 2006-03-17 Bob Blue, American singer/songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2006-03-23 Cindy Walker, American singer, songwriter and dancer (b. 1918)
  • 2006-03-25 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2006-03-25 Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)
  • 2006-03-26 Nikki Sudden, British singer/songwriter (b. 1956)
  • 2006-04-05 Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941)
  • 2006-04-11 June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters) (b. 1953)
  • 2006-04-12 Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India)(b. 1929)
  • 2006-05-07 Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend (b. 1943)
  • 2006-05-10 Soraya, Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)
  • 2006-05-11 Yossi Banai, Israeli singer (b. 1932)
  • 2006-05-13 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (b. 1949)
  • 2006-05-19 Freddie Garrity, English lead singer from the band Freddie and the Dreamers (b. 1940)
  • 2006-05-21 Billy Walker, American singer (b. 1929)
  • 2006-05-31 Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter, mother of singer Stevie Wonder (b. 1930)
  • 2006-06-01 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2006-06-09 Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • 2006-08-03 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, singer (b. 1915)
  • 2006-08-11 Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1925)
  • 2006-08-18 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (b. 1934)
  • 2006-08-20 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor (b. 1932)
  • 2006-09-19 Chuck Rio, American singer and saxophonist (The Champs) (b. 1929)
  • 2006-09-29 Jan Werner Danielsen, Norwegian singer (b. 1976)
  • 2006-11-10 Gerald Levert, American singer (b. 1966)
  • 2006-11-17 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (b. 1924)
  • 2006-11-17 Ruth Brown, American blues singer (b. 1928)
  • 2006-11-23 Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)
  • 2006-11-24 Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
  • 2006-11-25 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer (b. 1979)
  • 2006-12-02 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (b. 1947)
  • 2006-12-08 Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)
  • 2006-12-16 Taliep Petersen, South African singer and composer (b. 1950)
  • 2006-12-24 Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)

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2006-12-25 James Brown, rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, soul and funk singer or simply The Godfather of Soul (Genius of Love, Hot Pants) dies at 73 from heart failure

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 2007-01-01 Del Reeves, American country singer (b. 1932)
  • 2007-01-11 Puchi Balseiro, Puerto Rican singer & songwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2007-01-19 Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1940)
  • 2007-01-19 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer (b. 1969)
  • 2007-01-31 Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer (b. 1950)
  • 2007-02-02 Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners) (b. 1939)
  • 2007-02-02 Eric von Schmidt, American folk/blues singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2007-02-03 Pedro Knight, Cuban-American musician, husband of legendary singer Celia Cruz (b. 1921)
  • 2007-02-04 Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)
  • 2007-02-06 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], Italian-American singer, songwriter, and actor (Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide), dies of heart failure at 93
  • 2007-02-23 Donnie Brooks, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2007-02-25 Mark Spoelstra, American singer/songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2007-03-09 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), commits suicide at 55
  • 2007-03-11 Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
  • 2007-03-19 Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2007-04-10 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, dies at 76
  • 2007-04-25 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer and songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2007-04-30 Grégory Lemarchal, French singer, dies of health complications while waiting for a lung transplant at 23
  • 2007-04-30 Zola Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 2007-05-18 Yoyoy Villame, Philippine novelty singer and movie actor (b. 1932)
  • 2007-05-27 Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (b. 1967)
  • 2007-06-01 Tony Thompson, Singer in R&B group Hi-Five (b. 1975)
  • 2007-06-04 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2007-06-18 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (b. 1951)
  • 2007-06-19 El Fary, Spanish singer (b. 1937)
  • 2007-06-19 Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1919)
  • 2007-06-25 Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)
  • 2007-07-04 Bill Pinkney, American singer and performer (b. 1925)
  • 2007-07-18 Jerry Hadley, American opera singer, (b. 1952)
  • 2007-08-01 Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)
  • 2007-08-04 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2007-09-02 Rajae Belmlih, Morrocan singer (b. 1962 in Casablanca)
  • 2007-10-11 Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (b. 1915)
  • 2007-10-17 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (b. 1931)
  • 2007-10-19 LaLa Brown, American singer (b. 1986)
  • 2007-10-21 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts) (b. 1951)
  • 2007-10-28 Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)

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2007-10-30 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 2007-11-06 Hank Thompson, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2007-11-16 Grethe Kausland, Norwegian actress and singer (b. 1947)
  • 2007-11-19 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot), dies of an overdose at 53
  • 2007-12-11 Christie Hennessy, Irish singer (b. 1945)
  • 2007-12-12 Ike Turner, American singer, former husband of Tina Turner (b. 1931)
  • 2007-12-16 Dan Fogelberg, American singer/songwriter (b. 1951)
  • 2007-12-26 Joe Dolan, Irish singer and entertainer (b. 1943)
  • 2008-02-19 Yegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (b. 1964)
  • 2008-02-25 Static Major, American singer (b. 1974)
  • 2008-03-15 Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer, TV shows announcer (b. 1951)
  • 2008-03-15 Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • 2008-04-21 Al Wilson, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2008-05-11 Dottie Rambo, American gospel singer (b. 1934)
  • 2008-06-14 Jamelão, Brazilian samba singer (b. 1913)
  • 2008-07-16 Jo Stafford, American singer of traditional pop music (b. 1917)
  • 2008-07-28 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress, murdered (b. 1977)
  • 2008-07-29 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
  • 2008-08-05 Reg Lindsay, Australian country and western singer/songwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2008-08-05 Robert Hazard [Rimato], American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), dies after surgery at 59
  • 2008-08-12 Christie Allen, British-Australian pop singer (b. 1954)
  • 2008-08-16 Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners & Solo Artist (b. 1934)
  • 2008-08-16 Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 2008-08-18 Pervis Jackson, American R&B singer (Spinners), dies at 70
  • 2008-08-31 Jerry Reed, American country music singer and actor (b. 1937)