Famous Singers in History (Part 14)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 4,997

  • 1940-09-13 Joyce Schouten, Dutch pop singer (Fouryo's)
  • 1940-09-18 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1940-09-19 Bill Medley, American singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1940-09-19 Paul Williams, American singer, actor and composer (Rainy Days and Mondays, Evergreen), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1940-09-19 Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1940-09-23 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, born in Washington D. C. (d. 2002)
  • 1940-09-23 Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Iranian classical singer, born in Mashhad, Iran (d. 2020)
  • 1940-09-27 Josephine Barstow, British opera soprano singer, born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • 1940-09-29 Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
  • 1940-09-30 Lori Burton [Dolores Squeglia], American singer, songwriter and record producer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1940-10-03 Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter (Undercover Angel, over 100 songs for the Muppet Babies), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1940-10-08 Fred Cash, American soul singer (Impressions -"People Get Ready"), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1940-10-13 Chris Farlowe [John Henry Deighton], English singer (Out of Times), born in London
  • 1940-10-20 Kathy Kirby, British singer
  • 1940-10-23 Ellie Greenwich, American singer-songwriter (Da Doo Ron Ron, Leader of the Pack), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1940-10-29 Frida Boccara, French singer, born in Casablanca, French Morocco (d. 1996)
  • 1940-11-01 Barry Sadler, American singer ("Ballad Of The Green Berets"), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1989)
  • 1940-11-02 Gigi Proletti, Italian actor, director and singer (Alleluja brava gente), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1940-11-04 Delbert McClinton, American singer (Gonna Find a Good Woman), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1940-11-13 Baby Washington, American singer (Only Those in Love), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
  • 1940-11-14 Freddie Garrity, British pop singer (Freddie & the Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England (d. 2006)
  • 1940-11-17 Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player
  • 1940-11-25 Percy Sledge, American soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman), born in Leighton, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1940-11-28 Bruce Channel [McMeans], American singer (Hey! Baby), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1940-11-28 Clem Curtis, British singer (The Foundations), born in Trinidad
  • 1940-12-09 Sammy Strain, American singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-12-12 Dionne Warwick, American singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940-12-16 Dimitri van Toren, Dutch singer-songwriter, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1940-12-19 Phil Ochs, American anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 1940-12-21 Paul [Ray Hildebrand], American singer (Paul & Paula), born in Joshua, Texas
  • 1940-12-21 Tony Rivers [Thompson], British pop singer and vocal arranger (Harmony Grass; Cliff Richard), born in Shildon, England
  • 1941-01-04 John Bennett Perry, singer/actor (Falcon Crest), born in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • 1941-01-08 Little Anthony [Anthony Gourdine], American rhythm and blues singer (Little Anthony and the Imperials-Goin' Out of My Head), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-01-09 Joan Baez, American folk singer ("Diamonds & Rust"), and human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1941-01-15 Captain Beefheart [Don Van Vliet], American singer-songwriter (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast), born in Glendale, California (d. 2010)
  • 1941-01-18 Bobby Goldsboro, American pop and country singer-songwriter ("Honey"), born in Marianna, Florida
  • 1941-01-18 David Ruffin, American soul musician and early lead singer for The Temptations ("My Girl"; "Ain't Too Proud to Beg"), born in Whynot, Mississippi (d. 1991)
  • 1941-01-20 Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer and television host, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1941-01-21 Richie Havens, American folk and blues singer, first performer at Woodstock ("Here Comes the Sun"), born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1941-01-24 Aaron Neville, American singer & keyboardist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestNeil Diamond

1941-01-24 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter ("Sweet Caroline"; "I'm A Believer"), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
  • 1941-02-08 Tom Rush, American folk and blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("Circle Game"; "No Regrets"), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • 1941-02-20 Buffy Sainte-Marie, Indigenous Canadian-American folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone), and songwriter ("Up Where We Belong"), born in the Piapot 75 reserve, Saskatchewan
  • 1941-02-24 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • 1941-03-17 Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane; Jefferson Starship), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • 1941-03-17 Clarence Collins, American doo-wop singer (Imperials - "Tears On My Pillow"), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestWilson Pickett

1941-03-18 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer ("In The Midnight Hour"; "Funky Broadway"), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2006)

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • 1941-03-22 Jeremy Clyde, English pop singer and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy - "A Summer Song") and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • 1941-04-03 Philippé Wynne, American soul singer ("I'll Be Around"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • 1941-04-08 Peggy Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-09 (Princetta) Kay Adams, American country singer ("I Cried At Your Wedding,"; "Little Pink Mack"), born in Knox City, Texas
  • 1941-04-12 Julio Euson, Aruban-Dutch singer ("I Use The Soap"), born in Aruba
  • 1941-04-19 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian singer and songwriter (Louco por você), born in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Brazil
  • 1941-04-23 Jacqueline Boyer, French singer (Tom Pillibi), born in Paris
  • 1941-04-27 Judith Blegen, American opera singer (Papagena-Magic Flute), born in Missoula, Montana
  • 1941-05-08 Mahmoud Ahmed, Ethiopian singer
  • 1941-05-12 Ruud de Wolff, singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)
  • 1941-05-13 Ritchie Valens, American singer (Donna, La Bamba), born in Pacoima, California (d. 1959)
  • 1941-05-15 K. T. Oslin, American country singer (80's Ladies), born in Crossett, Arkansas (d. 2020)
  • 1941-05-15 Lainie Kazan, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-05-21 Ronald Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1941-05-22 Sebastian Forbes, British conductor, composer and music professor (The Aeolian Singers), born in Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1941-05-23 General George Norman Johnson, American singer (Down at the Beach Club)

Person of interestBob Dylan

1941-05-24 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin' in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin') and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1941-06-02 William Guest, singer (Gladys Knight Show), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • 1941-06-08 Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, American pop singer (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), born in Elkins, West Virginia
  • 1941-06-10 Shirley Owens Alston, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1941-06-13 Esther Ofarim, Israeli singer (T'en vas pas), born in Safed, British Palestine
  • 1941-06-15 Harry Nilsson, American pop and rock singer-songwriter ("Everybody's Talkin'"; " One"; "Without You"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1941-06-23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead), born in Arroyo Grande, California (d. 2019)
  • 1941-06-30 Micki Grant, American singer, composer and actress, 1st African American woman to direct on Broadway, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941-07-09 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient), born in Indianapolis (d. 1971)
  • 1941-07-18 Jack Jersey, Indonesian-Dutch singer and producer, born in Cimahi, Indonesia (d. 1997)
  • 1941-07-18 Martha Reeves, American singer (Martha Reeves & Vandellas - "Dancing in the Street"), born in Eufaula, Alabama
  • 1941-07-22 Thomas Wayne, American singer (Tragedy) (d. 1971)
  • 1941-07-24 Barbara Love, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-07-26 Darlene Love [Wright], American singer (He's a Rebel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-07-30 Paul Anka, Canadian singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1941-08-02 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)
  • 1941-08-02 Homer Banks, American singer and songwriter (Be What You Are), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1941-08-03 Beverly Lee, American singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1941-08-12 Craig Douglas [Terence Perkins], English singer (Only Sixteen), born in Newport
  • 1941-08-14 Connie Smith, American singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • 1941-08-15 Don Rich, American guitarist and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Olympia, Washington (d. 1974)
  • 1941-08-20 Dave Brock, British singer, musician and founder of Hawkwind, born in Isleworth, Middlesex, England
  • 1941-08-21 Jackie DeShannon [Sharon Lee Myers], American singer-songwriter ("What the World Needs Now Is Love"; "When You Walk In The Room"), born in Hazel, Kentucky
  • 1941-08-27 Cesária Évora "the Barefoot Diva", Cape Verdean morna singer, born in Mindelo (d. 2011)
  • 1941-09-08 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestOtis Redding

1941-09-09 Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter (Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay), born in Dawson, Georgia (d. 1967)

Singer-Songwriter and Producer Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Otis Redding
  • 1941-09-13 David Clayton-Thomas [Thomsett], Canadian singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
  • 1941-09-15 Signe Toly Anderson, American singer, founding member of Jefferson Airplane ("Chauffeur Blues"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)

Person of interestChubby Checker

1941-10-03 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock), born in Spring Gully, South Carolina.

Singer and Dancer Chubby Checker
Singer and Dancer
Chubby Checker
  • 1941-10-07 Enrique Antonio "Tony" Silvester, Panamanian-American R&B singer-songwriter (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"), born in Panama (d. 2006)
  • 1941-10-13 Paul Simon, American singer-songwriter and actor (Kodachrome; One Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1941-10-17 Earl Thomas Conley, American country singer (Too Many Times), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1941-10-17 Jim Seals, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler (Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze"), born in Sidney, Texas
  • 1941-10-28 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2015)
  • 1941-10-30 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer and songwriter (The Temptations - "Just My Imagination"), born in Texarkana, Texas
  • 1941-11-01 Johnny Kendall [Johan Donkerkaat], Dutch blues singer
  • 1941-11-05 Art Garfunkel, American singer and actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 1,698

  • 2010-05-16 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), dies at 67
  • 2010-05-24 Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • 2010-05-25 Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)
  • 2010-06-13 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), dies at 81
  • 2010-06-26 Sergio Vega, Mexican Banda singer (b.1969)
  • 2010-06-30 Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)
  • 2010-07-10 Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott, Jamaican singer (The African Brothers), dies at 54
  • 2010-07-11 Walter Hawkins, Gospel music singer
  • 2010-07-17 Fred F. Carter Jr., American country session guitarist, singer, producer and composer (Nashville's "A-Team"), dies of a stroke at 76
  • 2010-07-22 Phillip Walker, American electric blues guitarist, and singer ("Hello My Darling"), dies at 73
  • 2010-08-18 Kenneth "Kenny" Edwards, American musician and singer-songwriter (The Stone Poneys, Bryndle), dies of cancer and a blood disorder at 64
  • 2010-09-08 Rich Cronin, American singer-songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones) dies of cancer aged 36
  • 2010-09-22 Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-09-28 Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-10-06 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • 2010-10-06 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • 2010-10-10 Solomon Burke [McDonald], American soul singer ("Cry To Me"; Diamond In Your Mind"), dies at 70
  • 2010-11-04 Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer (b. 1960)
  • 2010-12-13 Enrique Morente, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1942)
  • 2010-12-26 Teena Marie, American singer and composer (b. 1956)
  • 2010-12-28 Agathe von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer (oldest von Trapp child), dies at 97
  • 2010-12-30 Bobby Farrell, Aruban singer (Boney M) (b. 1949)
  • 2011-01-10 Margaret Whiting, American singer (It Might As Well Be Spring, Time After Time), dies at 86
  • 2011-01-24 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian classical singer (khayal form of singing, bhajans, abhangs), dies at 88
  • 2011-01-26 Gladys Horton, American pop singer (The Marvelettes- "Please Mr. Postman"; "Too Many Fish In The Sea"), dies at 65 [or 66]
  • 2011-02-12 Elizabeth "Betty" Garrett, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer (All in the Family), dies of an aortic aneurysm at 91
  • 2011-02-12 Peter Alexander [Ferdinand Maximilian Neumayer], Austrian actor and singer (Who Wants to Sleep?), dies at 84
  • 2011-02-27 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican-American blues guitarist, singer and harmonica player (Have Mercy On Me), dies in a car accident at 87
  • 2011-03-04 Johnny Preston, American pop singer (Running Bear), dies at 71
  • 2011-03-11 Loleatta Holloway, American disco singer ("Love Sensation"), dies of heart failure at 64
  • 2011-03-15 Smiley Culture, British reggae singer, David Victor Emmanuel. (b. 1962)
  • 2011-03-17 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone), dies at 85
  • 2011-03-31 Mel McDaniel, American country singer ("Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On") dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 2011-04-11 La Esterella, Flemish singer (b. 1919)
  • 2011-04-17 Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2011-04-26 Phoebe Snow [Laub], American singer-songwriter (Poetry Man), dies at 60
  • 2011-04-27 Marian Mercer, American actress & singer (Dean Martin Show), dies at 75
  • 2011-05-15 Bob Flannigan, American jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 84
  • 2011-05-27 Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (Taxi - "Bobby"; Grease - "Kenickie"; Babylon 5 - "Zack"), dies of pneumonia and sepsis at 51
  • 2011-05-27 Gill Scott-Heron, American writer, poet and singer (Whitey on the Moon), dies at 62
  • 2011-06-20 [Anna] Ottilie Patterson, Irish blues and jazz singer (Chris Barber Jazz Band), dies at 79

Person of interestAmy Winehouse

2011-07-23 Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter ("Stronger Than Me"; "Rehab"), dies from alcohol poisoning at 27

  • 2011-07-24 Jane White, African-American actress and singer (Strange Fruit, Once Upon a Mattress), dies at 88
  • 2011-08-02 DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926)
  • 2011-08-22 Nickolas Ashford, American singer (Ashford & Simpson), dies of throat cancer at 70
  • 2011-09-27 Johnny "Country" Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)
  • 2011-10-15 Elizabeth "Betty" Driver, British singer and actress (Coronation Street, Pardon the Expression), dies from pneumonia at 91
  • 2011-10-31 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), dies of heart and lung disease at 81
  • 2011-11-02 Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2011-11-05 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • 2011-11-15 Dulcie Gray, British singer, actress, author and lepidopterist (Mine Own Executioner), dies at 95
  • 2011-11-30 J. Blackfoot [Colbert], American soul singer (Soul Children, Taxi), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2011-12-06 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), dies of cancer at 71
  • 2011-12-17 Cesária Évora, Cape Verdean morna singer known as "the Barefoot Diva", dies from respiratory failure at 70
  • 2011-12-29 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), dies at 72
  • 2012-01-01 Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli Singer, dies after years of Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • 2012-01-01 Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer, member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • 2012-01-09 Ruth Fernandez, Puerto Rican singer and politician, dies from septic shock and pneumonia at 92
  • 2012-01-09 Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer, dies at 87
  • 2012-01-20 Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer, dies from leukaemia at 73
  • 2012-01-24 Patricia Neway, American opera and musical theatre singer, dies at 83

Person of interestWhitney Houston

2012-02-11 Whitney Houston, American singer (I Will Always Love You; I Wanna Dance With Somebody), and actress (The Bodyguard), dies from an accidental bathtub drowning at 48

  • 2012-02-14 Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter, dies at 86
  • 2012-02-22 Billy Strange, American singer-songwriter, dies at 81
  • 2012-02-25 Louisiana Red [Iverson Minter], American blues guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("Sweet Blood Call"), dies of a stroke at 79
  • 2012-03-07 Jimmy Ellis, American soul singer, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 74
  • 2012-04-17 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, dies from a heart attack at 64
  • 2012-04-19 Levon Helm, American drummer and singer (The Band - Up On Cripple Creek), dies from throat cancer at 71
  • 2012-05-05 "Sweet Joe" Russell, American a cappella singer (The Persuasions - Slip Sliding Away), dies at 72 [1]

Person of interestDonna Summer

2012-05-17 Donna Summer, American singer (Love to Love You Baby), dies from lung cancer at 63

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

Person of interestRobin Gibb

2012-05-20 Robin Gibb, British singer-songwriter, dies from colon and liver cancer at 62

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • 2012-07-03 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • 2012-07-16 Kitty Wells [Ellen Deason], American country singer (It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels), dies from complications after a stroke at 92
  • 2012-07-22 Nan Merriman, American-Dutch singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra), dies at 92
  • 2012-07-27 Tony Martin, American singer, dies from natural causes at 98
  • 2012-08-02 Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (Handy Man), dies at 75
  • 2012-08-18 Scott McKenzie, American singer, dies at 73
  • 2012-09-05 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Games People Play"; "Walk A Mile In My Shoes"), dies from heart failure at 72

Person of interestAndy Williams

2012-09-25 Andy Williams, American singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show), dies from bladder cancer at 84

Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams
  • 2012-09-27 R. B. Greaves, American singer, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 2012-10-27 Terry Callier, American soul, folk and jazz guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("What Color Is Love"), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2012-11-09 Major Harris, American R&B singer (Love Won't Let Me Wait), dies from congestive heart and lung failure at 65
  • 2012-11-28 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, dies at 90
  • 2012-12-01 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer (Britten's "War Requiem"), dies at 85

Person of interestJenni Rivera

2012-12-09 Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, dies in a plane crash at 43

Singer Jenni Rivera
Singer
Jenni Rivera
  • 2012-12-26 Fontella Bass, American R&B and soul singer and songwriter (Rescue Me), dies from a heart attack at 72

Person of interestPatti Page

2013-01-01 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 2013-01-20 Bob Engemann, American singer, (The Lettermen), dies at 77
  • 2013-01-30 Patty Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 94

Person of interestTony Sheridan

2013-02-16 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles, dies at 72

Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 2013-02-17 Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • 2013-02-18 Damon Harris, African-American soul singer (The Temptations-My Girl) dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • 2013-03-04 Fran Warren, American singer, dies at 87
  • 2013-03-07 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), dies of heart failure at 65
  • 2013-03-07 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • 2013-03-16 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer (The Spinners), dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • 2013-04-08 Annette Funicello, American actress (Mickey Mouse Club; Beach Blanket Bingo), and singer ("Tall Paul"). dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • 2013-04-08 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song; The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • 2013-04-17 Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, dies at c. 100
  • 2013-04-21 Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer- songwriter (Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"), dies of breast cancer at 53

Famous Singers