Famous Singers in History (Part 11)

Events in Music

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 4,355

  • 1938-01-14 Jack Jones, American singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-01-25 Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer (Roll with Me, At Last), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938-02-08 Ray Sharpe, singer-songwriter, (Linda Lu), born in Forth Worth, Texas
  • 1938-02-11 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter (Monster Mash), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1938-02-22 Bobby Hendricks, American R&B singer (Itchy Twitchy Feeling), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 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 [Barbro Margareta Svensson], Swedish singer and actress, born in Järvsö, Gävleborg County, Sweden
  • 1938-03-12 Lew De Witt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1938-03-13 Erma Franklin, American gospel and R&B singer (Piece Of My Heart), born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2002)
  • 1938-03-18 Charley Pride, American country singer (Sweet Country), born in Sledge, Mississippi
  • 1938-04-11 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, born near Colonge (d. 2017)
  • 1938-04-20 Johnny Tillotson, American singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1938-05-04 Tyrone Davis, American R&B singer (Can I Change My Mind, Turn Back The Hands Of Time), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • 1938-05-05 Johnnie Taylor, American R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas (d. 2000)
  • 1938-05-15 Lenny Welch, American singer (Since I Fell for You), born in New York
  • 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
  • 1938-05-31 Peter Yarrow, American singer-songwriter (Peter, Paul & Mary), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-31 Johnny Paycheck [Donald Lytle], American country singer (Take This Job and Shove It), born in Greenfield, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1938-06-26 Billy Davis Jr, singer (5th Dimension-Up, Up And Away), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1938-06-27 Tommy Cannon [Tommy Derbyshire], English comedian and singer (Cannon and Ball), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England
  • 1938-06-29 Billy Storm [Spicer], American singer (Valiants-This is the Night), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1938-06-30 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (first Greek artist to record or re-record the authentic, "prohibited" rebetika songs in the early 1970s with their original lyrics), born in Drama, Greece(d. 1999)

Person of interestBill Withers

1938-07-04 Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and rhythm & blues musician (Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me), born in Slab Fork, West Virginia (d. 2020)

Rhythm & Blues Musician Bill Withers
Rhythm & Blues Musician
Bill Withers
  • 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 [Thérèse Coquerelle], French singer (Un premier amour), born in Lille, France
  • 1938-08-08 Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestKenny Rogers

1938-08-21 Kenny Rogers, American singer-songwriter (The Gambler, Through the Years) and entrepreneur (Kenny Rogers Roasters), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2020)

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 1938-08-22 Dale Hawkins, American rock singer and songwriter (Susie Q), born in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana (d. 2010)
  • 1938-09-12 Judy Clay [Guions], American 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 (d. 2015)
  • 1938-10-03 Tereza Kesovija, Croatian singer, born in Konavle, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  • 1938-10-15 Marv Johnson, American gospel and R&B singer (Move 2 mountains), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1993)
  • 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, American R&B singer (Friends of Distinction ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1938-11-05 Joe Dassin, French-American singer (Les Champs-Élysées), born in Brooklyn, New York (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, American singer (Raindrops), born in Blytheville, Arkansas (d. 1990)
  • 1938-11-11 Narvel Felts, country singer
  • 1938-11-16 Toni Brown, American guitarist, singer and keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)

Person of interestGordon Lightfoot

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

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot
  • 1938-12-11 Enrico Macias, Algerian-French singer, born in Constantine, Algeria
  • 1939-01-10 Scott McKenzie, American singer (San Francisco), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida (d. 2012)

Person of interestPhil Everly

1939-01-19 Phil Everly, American singer and half of the rock and roll duo "The Everly Brothers" (Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)

Singer Phil Everly
Phil Everly
  • 1939-01-24 Ray Stevens, American singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak), born in Clarkdale, Georgia
  • 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 [Imberman], American R&B singer (Who Put the Bomp), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-02-17 John Leyton, British singer
  • 1939-02-28 John Fahey, American folk singer and guitarist (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death), born in Washington, D.C. (d, 2001)
  • 1939-03-02 Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)
  • 1939-03-07 Marion Marlowe, American singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-03-13 Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestMarvin Gaye

1939-04-02 Marvin Gaye, American singer (Sexual Healing), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1984)

Singer Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
  • 1939-04-04 Major Lance, American soul singer (The Monkey Time), born in Winterville, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1939-04-05 Ronald "Ronnie" White, American singer (The Miracles - "Shop Around"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1939-04-05 Crispian St. Peters, English singer (The Changin' Times), born in Swanley, Kent
  • 1939-04-15 Marty Wilde, English singer, songwriter and father of rocker Kim Wilde, born in London, England
  • 1939-04-23 Ray Peterson, American singer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Denton, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1939-05-01 Judy Collins, singer (Send in the Clowns, Clouds), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1939-05-14 Troy Shondell, American singer (This Time (We’re Really Breaking Up)), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 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 U.S. Bonds [Gary Anderson], American blues singer and songwriter (New Orleans), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1939-06-11 Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer, born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2003)
  • 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 (Show and Tell, The Snake), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • 1939-06-25 Harold Melvin, American singer (Blue Notes), born in Philadelphia (d. 1997)
  • 1939-07-02 Paul Williams, American baritone singer and choreographer (The Temptations - Cloud Nine), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1973)
  • 1939-07-10 Mavis Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939-07-14 Karel Gott, Czech singer 'Sinatra of the East', born in Pilsen, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 2019)
  • 1939-07-16 William Bell, American singer (Tryin' to Love Two), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1939-07-16 Denise LaSalle [Ora Denise Allen], American blues and R&B singer recognized as the "Queen of the Blues" (Trapped by a Thing Called Love), born in Leflore County, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1939-08-06 William "Sonny" Sanders, American singer (Rayber Voices)
  • 1939-08-08 Philip E Baisley, Augusta Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
  • 1939-08-09 Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners-That's What Girls Are Made For), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)
  • 1939-08-15 Herman van Keeken, Dutch singer (Daddy don't run so fast), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1939-08-16 Eric Weissberg, American singer and musician (Duelling Banjos), born in New York (d. 2020)
  • 1939-08-18 Johnny Preston, American 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 Reid, American singer (Statler Brothers), born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 2020)
  • 1939-08-26 Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1939-08-27 Edward Patten, American soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • 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, American singer (Let's Straighten It Out), born in Charleston, Tennessee
  • 1939-09-17 Joseph Mosikili, American-born South African broadway actor and singer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1939-09-17 Shelby Flint, American singer-songwriter (Angel on My Shoulder, Cast Your Fate to the Wind), born in North Hollywood, California
  • 1939-09-24 Sonny Turner, American singer (The Platters, The Metrotones), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • 1939-09-25 Joseph Jesse Russell, American singer (Slip Sliding Away), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1939-10-05 Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress, born in Soulac-sur-Mer, Gironde France
  • 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, American singer and songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1939-10-30 Norman West, American singer (Soul Children, Hearsay, Give 'em Love)

Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 1,495

  • 2005-11-27 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
  • 2005-12-04 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (b. 1922)
  • 2005-12-06 Danny Williams, South African-born singer (b. 1942)
  • 2005-12-25 Birgit Nilsson, Swedish singer (b. 1918)

Person of interestWilson Pickett

2006-01-19 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), dies of a heart attack at 64

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • 2006-01-27 Gene McFadden, American R&B singer-songwriter and producer (McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now), dies of cancer at 57
  • 2006-02-11 Jockey Shabalala, South African singer (b. 1943)
  • 2006-02-14 Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
  • 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 soul singer-songwriter (Groove Me), dies of complications of a stroke and diabetes 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 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, dies at 76
  • 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, dies at 74
  • 2006-05-13 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave), dies at 56
  • 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, dies at 59
  • 2006-06-06 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), dies following long-term health issues at 59
  • 2006-06-09 Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • 2006-08-13 Tony Jay, British-American actor, voice artist, and singer (Frollo- The Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 73
  • 2006-08-18 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (b. 1934)
  • 2006-08-20 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor, dies at 74
  • 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 (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), dies at 82
  • 2006-11-17 Ruth Brown, American actress and singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), dies at 78
  • 2006-11-23 Anita O'Day, American jazz singer, dies at 87
  • 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 (Shocking Blue), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2006-12-08 Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)
  • 2006-12-16 Taliep Petersen, South African singer and composer (b. 1950)
  • 2006-12-17 Timmie Rogers, American comedian (The Jackie Gleason Show), actor and singer-songwriter (Back to School Again; I Love Ya, I Love Ya, I Love Ya), dies at 91
  • 2006-12-24 Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)

Person of interestJames Brown

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 of heart failure at 73

Singer James Brown
James Brown
  • 2007-01-01 Del Reeves, American country singer, dies at 74
  • 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, dies at 37
  • 2007-01-31 Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer (b. 1950)
  • 2007-02-02 Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners-That's What Girls Are Made For), dies at 67
  • 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
  • 2007-02-19 Janet Blair [Martha Janet Lafferty], American singer and actress (Leave it to the Girls, Smith Family), dies of pneumonia at 85
  • 2007-02-23 Donnie Brooks, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2007-02-25 Mark Spoelstra, American folk singer and songwriter, dies at 66
  • 2007-03-09 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), commits suicide at 55
  • 2007-03-11 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), dies of colon cancer a 86
  • 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-songwriter (Monster Mash), dies from leukemia at 69
  • 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 & movie actor, dies at 74
  • 2007-05-27 Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (b. 1967)
  • 2007-06-01 Tony Thompson, American singer-songwriter in R&B group Hi-Five, dies at 31
  • 2007-06-04 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (Cry to Me), dies at 74
  • 2007-06-18 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (b. 1951)
  • 2007-06-19 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, dies at 69
  • 2007-06-19 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, dies of pneumonia at 88
  • 2007-06-25 Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)
  • 2007-07-02 Git Gay [Birgit Carp], Swedish revue director, actress and singer (Git Gay Show, Ge mig en lektion i kärlek), dies at 85
  • 2007-07-04 Bill Pinkney, American singer and performer (b. 1925)
  • 2007-07-18 Jerry Hadley, American opera singer, (b. 1952)
  • 2007-07-20 Tammy Faye Bakker (Messner), American Christian singer and former wife of Jim Bakker (The PTL Club), dies at 65
  • 2007-07-20 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), dies of a stroke at 79
  • 2007-08-01 Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)
  • 2007-08-04 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter (Summer Wine, These Boots Are Made For Walkin'), dies of renal cancer at 78
  • 2007-09-02 Rajae Belmlih, Morrocan singer (b. 1962 in Casablanca)
  • 2007-09-09 Hughie Thomasson, American musician and singer (Outlaws), dies at 55
  • 2007-09-21 Alice Ghostley, American singer and actress (Bewitched, Designing Women), dies at 84
  • 2007-10-11 Werner von Trapp, Austrian singer (Trapp Family Singers), dies at 91
  • 2007-10-17 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (Put Another Nickel In), dies at 76
  • 2007-10-19 LaLa Brown, American singer (b. 1986)
  • 2007-10-21 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), dies at 56
  • 2007-10-28 Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)

Person of interestRobert Goulet

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

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 2007-11-06 Hank Thompson, American country music singer (The Brazos Valley Boys), dies at 82
  • 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)
  • 2007-12-22 Joe Ames, American singer and actor (The Ames Brothers Show), dies at 86
  • 2007-12-26 Joe Dolan, Irish singer and entertainer (b. 1943)
  • 2008-02-13 Henri Salvador, French Caribbean singer, dies at 90
  • 2008-02-19 Yegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (b. 1964)
  • 2008-02-25 Static Major, American singer (b. 1974)