Famous Singers in History (Part 15)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 4,992

  • 1941-11-22 Jesse Colin Young, American singer songwriter (Youngbloods; Song For Juli), born in Queens, New York
  • 1941-11-27 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1941-11-29 Denny Doherty, Canadian musician, singer, songwriter (The Mamas & The Papas), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 2007)
  • 1941-12-06 Helen Cornelius, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Monroe City, Missouri
  • 1941-12-09 Dan Hicks, American singer and songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1941-12-10 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, born in Kawasaki (d. 1985)
  • 1941-12-10 Peter Sarstedt, British pop-folk singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Where Do You Go To (My Lovely?"), born in New Delhi, British India (d. 2017)
  • 1941-12-10 Ralph Tavares, Cape Verdean-American R&B and soul singer (Tavares - "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel"), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1941-12-12 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in Troy, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-12-13 Robert Covington, American drummer and singer, born in Yazoo City, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • 1941-12-19 Maurice White, singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1941-12-23 Tim Hardin, American singer ("If I Were a Carpenter"; "Black Sheep Boy"; "Reason to Believe"), born in Eugene, Oregon (d. 1980)
  • 1942-01-01 Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
  • 1942-01-15 Edward "Sonny" Bivins, American singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye), born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1942-01-16 Barbara Lynn [Ozen], American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist ("You'll Lose A Good Thing"), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1942-01-20 William Powell, American R&B singer (O'Jays - "Love Train"), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1942-01-21 (Charles) Edwin Starr [Hatcher], American soul and R&B singer (War), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1942-01-21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter (Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me) and actor (North Dallas Forty), born in Lubbock, Texas (d, 2020) [1]
  • 1942-01-29 Claudine Longet, French-American singer, actress, and former Mrs Andy Williams (1961-75), born in Paris, France
  • 1942-01-30 Dries Holten, Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres), born in Cimahi, Indonesia
  • 1942-01-30 Marty Balin [Buchwald], American singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1942-02-02 Graham Nash, British-American musician and singer-songwriter (The Hollies - "Bus Stop"; Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Our House"), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1942-02-09 Carole King, American songwriter, and singer (Tapestry - "You've Got A Friend"; "So Far Away"; "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-02-11 Leon Haywood, American funk and soul singer, and keyboardist ("It's Got To Be Mellow"; "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1942-02-11 Otis Clay, American gospel, soul, and R&B-singer ("That's How It Is (When You're In Love)"), born in Waxhaw, Mississippi (d. 2006)
  • 1942-02-11 Tony Colton [Chalk], British singer-songwriter, and record producer (Head, Hands, and Feet), born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England (d. 2020)
  • 1942-02-24 Paul Jones, English rock singer (Manfred Mann - "Do Wah Diddy Diddy") and radio presenter (The Blues Show), born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1942-03-01 Jerry Fisher, American R&B singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in DeKalb, Texas
  • 1942-03-06 Flora Purim, Brazilian jazz singer (Return To Forever; Airto), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1942-03-07 Tammy Faye Bakker (Messner), American Christian singer and former wife of Jim Bakker (The PTL Club), born in International Falls, Minnesota (d. 2007)
  • 1942-03-09 John Cale, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground), born in Garnant, Wales
  • 1942-03-16 Jerry Jeff Walker [Ronald Clyde Crosby], American country music singer and songwriter (Mr Bojangles), born in Oneonta, New York
  • 1942-03-17 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor

Person of interestAretha Franklin

1942-03-25 Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter known as "The Queen of Soul" ("Respect") and first female performer inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • 1942-04-02 Leon Russell [Claude Russell Bridges], American musician and singer-songwriter ("Tight Rope"; "Delta Lady"; "Carney"), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • 1942-04-03 Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer ("Down in the Boondocks"), born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • 1942-04-03 Wayne Newton, American singer and entertainer (Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1942-04-14 Tony Burrows, British pop singer (The Flower Pot Men - "Let's Go To San Francisco"; Edison Lighthouse -"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"), born in Exeter, Devon, England
  • 1942-04-21 Bobby McClure, US gospel singer (Don't Mess Up a Good Thing)

Person of interestBarbra Streisand

1942-04-24 Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress and award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1942-04-26 Bobby Rydell, American rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestTammy Wynette

1942-05-05 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer ("Stand by your Man"), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1942-05-10 Bill Coday, American musician and singer (You’re Gonna Want Me), born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • 1942-05-17 Taj Mahal [Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, Jr.], American singer-songwriter (Real Thing), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1942-05-20 Paula [Jill Jackson], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
  • 1942-06-03 Anita Harris, singer/actress (Follow that Camel)
  • 1942-06-03 Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and soul musician (Freddie's Dead, Superfly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1942-06-08 Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-06-13 James Carr, American singer (To Love Somebody), born in Como, Mississippi (d. 2001)

Person of interestBrian Wilson

1942-06-20 Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer (Beach Boys), born in Inglewood, California

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Singer-Songwriter
Brian Wilson
  • 1942-06-24 Michele Lee, American actress and singer (Karen-Knots Landing, Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-06-24 Arthur Brown, British rock singer and songwriter (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire), born in Whitby, Yorkshire
  • 1942-06-26 Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1942-06-27 Bruce Johnston [Benjamin Baldwin], American singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Beach Boys, I Write the Songs), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1942-07-01 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1942-07-10 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 2010)
  • 1942-07-17 Gale Garnett, New Zealand singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1942-07-20 T.G. Sheppard [William Browder], American country singer (Devil in the Bottle), born in Humbolt, Tennessee
  • 1942-07-23 Madeline Bell, American singer (Black Nativity), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1942-08-07 B.J. Thomas, American singer (Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head; Hooked On A Feeling; Growing Pains Theme), born in Hugo, Oklahoma
  • 1942-08-26 Vic Dana [Samuel Mendola], American singer and dancer (Red Roses For A Blue Lady), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1942-09-03 Al Jardine, American guitarist and singer (Beach Boys - "Help Me Rhonda"; "Sloop John B."), born in Lima, Ohio
  • 1942-09-04 Merald "Bubba" Knight, American singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1942-09-06 Mel McDaniel, American country singer (Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On), born in Checotah, Oklahoma (d. 2011)
  • 1942-09-09 Inez Foxx, American R&B singer (Mockingbird), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1942-09-09 Luther Simmons, American R&B singer, songwriter and producer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays The Fool"), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1942-09-11 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1942-09-19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942-09-27 Alvin Stardust [Bernard Jewry], English rock singer("Jealous Mind"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • 1942-09-28 Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
  • 1942-09-30 Frankie Lymon, American pop singer (The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1942-10-01 Herb Fame, American pop and soul singer (Peaches & Herb - "Reunited"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1942-10-20 Joe Bourne, American jazz singer (Upbeat and Sweet), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1942-10-22 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • 1942-10-27 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-11-07 Johnny Rivers [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-08 Gerald Alston, American singer (Manhattans-Crazy), born in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina
  • 1942-11-13 John P Hammond, American blues singer (So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-20 Norman Greenbaum, American folk singer (Spirit in the Sky), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1942-11-22 Steve Caldwell, American pop singer (Orlons - "South Street"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-11-29 Felix Cavaliere, American rock singer, songwriter, and keyboardist (Rascals - "Lonely Too Long", "People Got to Be Free"), born in Pelham. New York
  • 1942-11-29 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss baritone opera singer, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 1942-12-07 Harry Chapin, American folk-rock singer-songwriter (Taxi; Cat's in the Cradle), born in New York City, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1942-12-08 [Frederick] "Toots" Hibbert, Jamaican singer-songwriter (The Maytals - "Pressure Drop"), born in May Pen, Jamaica (d. 2020)
  • 1942-12-17 Paul Butterfield, American blues singer and harmonica player (Paul Butterfield Blues Band; Better Days), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1942-12-21 Carla Thomas, American singer (Let Me Be Good to You)
  • 1942-12-21 Reinhard Mey, German singer, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1942-12-26 Earl Cate, American country singer and piano player (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks),born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1942-12-26 Ernie Cate, American country singer and guitarist (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1942-12-26 Rob de Nijs, Dutch pop singer (Put A Candle In Your Window), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1942-12-30 Michael Nesmith, American rock guitarist (The Monkees), and singer-songwriter ("Different Drum"), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1943-01-02 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • 1943-01-07 Leona Williams, American country music singer (Ladies Get the Blues), born in Vienna, Missouri
  • 1943-01-08 Lee Jackson, English bass guitarist & singer-songwriter (Nice), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 1943-01-09 Dick Yount, American rock bassist and singer (Harpers Bizarre - "Feelin' Groovy") (d. 2019)
  • 1943-01-09 Kenneth "Wally" Kelly, American R&B singer (Manhattans - "Kiss And Say Goodbye"), born in New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1943-01-09 Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist & singer (Drinking on My Bed), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • 1943-01-09 Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), born in Huyton, United Kingdom (d. 2019)
  • 1943-01-09 Scott Walker [Noel Scott Engel], American-born British singer-songwriter and composer (The Walker Brothers), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1943-01-10 Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter ("Time in a Bottle"; "Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 1401 - 1,500 of 1,695

  • 2013-05-17 Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter (Undercover Angel, over 100 songs for the Muppet Babies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • 2013-05-29 Marvin Junior, American singer (the Dells - Oh What a Nite), dies at 77
  • 2013-05-31 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer (La Divina Infiel, The Shadow of the Bat), dies at 85
  • 2013-06-19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • 2013-06-19 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), dies at 48
  • 2013-06-23 Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83
  • 2013-07-28 Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • 2013-08-07 Kelly Garrett, American actress and singer (The Night That Made America Famous), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2013-08-08 Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90
  • 2013-08-10 Eydie Gorme, American singer, dies at 84
  • 2013-08-13 Tompall Glaser, American country singer, dies at 79
  • 2013-08-22 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, dies at 62
  • 2013-08-23 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), dies at 67
  • 2013-09-16 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), dies at 69
  • 2013-09-17 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88
  • 2013-10-19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 2013-12-16 Ray Price, American singer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 87
  • 2014-01-02 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), dies of liver cancer at 70

Person of interestPhil Everly

2014-01-03 Phil Everly, American singer & half of the rock and roll duo "The Everly Brothers" (Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 74

Singer Phil Everly
Singer
Phil Everly
  • 2014-01-18 Dennis Frederiksen, American rock singer, dies from liver cancer at 62
  • 2014-01-27 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (The Weavers - Goodnight Irene) and activist, helped create the modern American folk music movement, dies at 94
  • 2014-02-11 Alice Babs [Nilson], Swedish jazz singer (The Swe-Danes; Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts), and actress (Swing It, Teacher!), dies of Alzheimer's disease complications at 90
  • 2014-02-16 Raymond Louis "Ray" Kennedy, American songwriter ("Sail On, Sailor"), session and touring singer, musician, and record producer, dies at 67
  • 2014-02-18 Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, dies at 99
  • 2014-02-26 Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), dies at 59
  • 2014-03-18 Joseph "Joe" Lala, American musician, actor and singer notable for co-founding the rock band "Blues Image", dies from complications of lung cancer at 66
  • 2014-05-02 Jessica Cleaves, American soul singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction - "Grazing In The Grass"; Earth, Wind & Fire; Parliament Funkadelic), dies of complications from a stroke at 65
  • 2014-05-18 Jerry Vale, American singer, dies at 83
  • 2014-06-08 Ivo Vinco, Italian operatic bass singer, dies at 86
  • 2014-06-27 Bobby Womack, American R&B singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer ("It's All Over Now"; "Woman's Got to Have It"; "Across 110th Street"), dies at 70
  • 2014-07-17 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, dies in her sleep at 89
  • 2014-08-02 Rosetta Hightower, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), dies at 70
  • 2014-08-12 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89
  • 2014-09-01 Jimi Jamison, American rock singer (Survivor - "High On You"), dies of a stroke at 63
  • 2014-09-20 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Rhoda-Winds of War, The Helen Morgan Story), dies of natural causes at 84
  • 2014-10-01 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 66
  • 2014-10-05 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie, The Wiz), dies at 84
  • 2014-10-16 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer, dies from cardiac arrest at 72
  • 2014-10-23 Alvin Stardust [Bernard Jewry], English rock singer("Jealous Mind") dies of prostate cancer at 72
  • 2014-10-25 Jack Bruce, Scottish bassist and singer-songwriter (Cream-White Room), dies at 71
  • 2014-11-17 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), dies at 78
  • 2014-12-09 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, American singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live), dies at 71
  • 2015-01-02 "Little" Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 94
  • 2015-01-08 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), dies at 72
  • 2015-01-08 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), dies at 75
  • 2015-01-08 Virginia "Patsy" Garrett, American singer and actress (Nanny & the Professor, Fred Waring's Pleasure Time), dies at 93
  • 2015-01-25 Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), dies from an undisclosed illness at 68
  • 2015-01-28 Louise Lopez, American disco singer (Odyssey -"Native New Yorker"; "Use It Up And Wear It Out"), dies at 81
  • 2015-01-29 Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), dies at 81
  • 2015-02-12 Steve Strange [Steven Harrington] pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 2015-02-16 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 2015-02-17 Kenneth "Wally" Kelly, American R&B singer (Manhattans - "Kiss And Say Goodbye"), dies at 74
  • 2015-02-22 Chris Rainbow [Harley], Scottish rock singer, musician and producer (Alan Parsons Project), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 68
  • 2015-03-21 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, dies at 74
  • 2015-03-23 Lil' Chris [Hardman], British rock singer (Checkin' It Out), takes his own life at 24 [1]
  • 2015-03-24 Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German bass-baritone opera singer (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), dies in plane crash at 54
  • 2015-04-14 Percy Sledge, American soul singer ("When A Man Loves A Woman"), dies at 73
  • 2015-04-28 Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie"), dies at 71
  • 2015-04-30 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), dies at 76
  • 2015-05-01 Grace Lee Whitney, American singer and actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek), dies at 85
  • 2015-05-02 Guy Carawan, American folk singer and folklorist (We Shall Overcome) dies at 87
  • 2015-05-06 Errol Brown, British-Jamaican singer-songwriter (Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing), dies at 71

Person of interestB.B. King

2015-05-14 [Riley B.] B.B. King, American blues guitarist and singer (The Thrill is Gone), dies at 89

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 2015-06-01 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, dies at 92
  • 2015-06-06 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), dies at 88
  • 2015-06-11 Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), dies at 91
  • 2015-06-11 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), dies at 81
  • 2015-06-12 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), dies at 93
  • 2015-06-13 "Big Time" Sarah [Streeter], American blues singer, dies of heart disease at 62
  • 2015-06-15 Mighty Sam McClain, American soul and blues singer-songwriter, dies at 72
  • 2015-06-23 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, dies at 83
  • 2015-07-01 Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, dies at 88
  • 2015-07-08 Ernie Maresca, American singer and songwriter (Runaround Sue; The Wanderer), dies at 76
  • 2015-07-21 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American folk singer and actor (The Russians Are Coming), dies at 91
  • 2015-07-30 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 2015-08-02 Cilla Black, English pop singer and TV host (Blind Date), dies at 72
  • 2015-08-17 Arsen Dedić, Croatian singer-songwriter and poet, dies at 77
  • 2015-09-05 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), dies from cancer at 66
  • 2015-10-06 Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), dies at 73
  • 2015-10-08 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), dies at 64
  • 2015-10-24 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish-American actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), dies at 95
  • 2015-11-19 Armand [Herman van Loenhout], Dutch singer (Blommenkinders), dies at 69
  • 2015-12-16 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer (contralto), dies at 91
  • 2015-12-24 William Guest, American singer (Gladys Knight Show), dies at 74
  • 2015-12-27 Stevie Wright, British-born Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), dies at 68
  • 2016-01-05 Nicholas Caldwell, American Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), dies at 71
  • 2016-01-07 Kitty Kallen, American singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), dies at 94
  • 2016-01-07 Troy Shondell, American singer (This Time (We’re Really Breaking Up)), dies from complications of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease at 76

Person of interestDavid Bowie

2016-01-10 David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English rock singer-songwriter ("Space Oddity"; "Changes"; "Ziggy Stardust", dies of cancer at 69

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 2016-01-16 Gary Loizzo, American rock guitarist and singer (American Breed - "Bend Me, Shape Me"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 70

Person of interestGlenn Frey

2016-01-18 Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter (The Eagles), dies at 67

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • 2016-01-26 Colin Vearncombe, English singer-songwriter (Black-Wonderful Like), dies after a road accident at 53
  • 2016-01-28 Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), dies following a heart attack at 74
  • 2016-01-28 Signe Toly Anderson, American singer, founding member of Jefferson Airplane, dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 74
  • 2016-02-04 Maurice White, American singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), dies at 74
  • 2016-02-06 Dan Hicks, American singer and songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), dies at 74
  • 2016-02-15 Denise Matthews "Vanity", singer (Prince protege) and actress (52 Pick Up), dies at 57
  • 2016-02-15 George Gaynes, Dutch-American singer, actor and voice artist (Tootsie, Police Academy, General Hospital), dies at 98
  • 2016-02-22 Sonny James [James Loden], American country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), dies at 87
  • 2016-03-01 Martha Wright, American actress & singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92

Famous Singers