Famous Singers in History (Part 16)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 5,191

  • 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 (d. 2021)
  • 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)
  • 1942-09-29 Madeline Kahn, American stage and screen actress (What's Up, Doc?; Young Frankenstein; Paper Moon; Blazing Saddles), and singer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 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)
  • 1943-01-14 Jose Luis Rodriguez, Venezuelan singer (Dueno De Nada), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1943-01-16 Ronnie Milsap, American country singer (Legend in My Time), born in Robbinsville, North Carolina
  • 1943-01-17 (Ezekiel Christopher) "Chris" Montez, American rock guitarist and singer ("Let's Dance"; "Call Me"), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestJanis Joplin

1943-01-19 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1970)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1943-01-20 Farhad [Mehrad], Iranian pop, rock and folk singer-songwriter ("Jomeh"), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2002)
  • 1943-01-26 Jean Knight [Caliste], American soul, funk and R&B singer (Mr. Big Stuff), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-02-03 Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations (Papa Was A Rollin' Stone), born in Fairfield, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • 1943-02-07 Walter Scott, American singer (Bob Kuban) whose murder was featured on "Forensic Files", born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1983)
  • 1943-02-09 Barbara Lewis, American singer (Hello Stranger), born in Salem, Michigan
  • 1943-02-10 Ralph "Ral" Donner, American rock and roll singer ("You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)", born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1943-02-11 Serge Lama [Chauvier], French singer ("Je suis malade"), born in Bordeaux, France
  • 1943-02-19 Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], American singer-songwriter ("Lightnin' Strikes"), born in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

1943-02-25 George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles -"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2001)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1943-02-28 Barbara Acklin, American soul singer ("Love Makes A Woman"), and songwriter ("Have You Seen Her"), born in Oakland, California (d. 1998)
  • 1943-03-05 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, born in Poggio Bustone, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1943-03-07 Chris White, British rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1943-03-21 (Victor) "Vivian" Stanshall, British singer and comic songwriter (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - "I'm The Urban Spaceman"; Magical Mystery Tour), born in Shillingford, England (d. 1995)
  • 1943-03-22 George Benson, American jazz and blues singer and guitarist (Breezin'), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-03-22 Keith Relf, British blues-rock singer and harmonica player (The Yardbirds - "For Your Love"; Renaissance, 1969-71), born in Richmond, England (d. 1976)
  • 1943-03-29 Chad Allan [Allan Kowbel], Canadian rock singer (The Guess Who, 1962-66), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1943-03-30 Jay Traynor, American pop singer (Jay and the Americans, 1960-62 - "She Cried"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1943-04-07 Roberta Shore [Schourop], American actress (The Virginian), and singer, born in Monterey Park, California,
  • 1943-04-09 Terry Knight [Knapp], American rock singer, manager, and record producer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Lapeer, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1943-04-13 Eve Graham, Scottish singer (The New Seekers), born in Auchterarder, Scotland
  • 1943-04-15 Riem de Wolff, Indonesian-Dutch singer and guitarist (Blue Diamonds), born in Depok, Buitenzorg, Dutch East Indies (d. 2017)
  • 1943-04-15 "Mighty" Sam McClain, American soul and blues singer-songwriter, born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1943-04-16 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1943-04-16 Ruth Madoc, British singer and actress (Hi Di Hi), born in Norwich, Norfolk
  • 1943-04-18 Lesley Miller, American pop, session, and advertising jingle singer ("He Wore A Green Beret"; "Reach Out and Touch Someone"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1943-04-19 Eve Graham [Beatson], Scottish pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"), born in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
  • 1943-04-22 Mel Carter, American pop singer ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-04-24 Richard Sterban, American country singer (Oak Ridge Boys - "Elvira"), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1943-04-26 Gary Wright, American singer (Spooky Tooth - It's All About; solo - "Dream Weaver"), born in Cresskill, New Jersey
  • 1943-04-28 The Fantastic Johnny C [Johnny Corley], American singer ("Boogaloo Down Broadway"), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • 1943-04-28 Jacques Dutronc, French singer (Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille), born in Paris
  • 1943-04-29 Duane Allen, American country singer (Oak Ridge Boys - "Elvira"), born in Taylortown, Texas
  • 1943-04-30 Bobby Vee [Velline], American pop singer ("Devil Or Angel"; "Take Good Care Of My Baby"), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2016)
  • 1943-05-04 Stella Parton, American singer ("A Woman's Touch"), sister of Dolly Parton, born in Sevierville, Tennessee
  • 1943-05-05 Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares
  • 1943-05-11 Arnie Satin [Silver], American pop-rock singer (The Dovells - "Bristol Stomp"; "You Can't Sit Down"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-05-13 Mary Wells, American pop singer ("My Guy"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • 1943-05-14 (John) "Jack" Bruce, Scottish bassist and singer-songwriter (Cream - "Sunshine of Your Love"; "White Room"), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland (d. 2014)
  • 1943-05-17 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (d. 2005)
  • 1943-05-20 Al Bano [Albano Carrisi], Italian-Albanian pop singer, actor, and winemaker, born in Cellino San Marco Italy
  • 1943-05-25 Leslie Uggams, American singer and actress (Leslie Uggams Show; Roots), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-05-25 Jessi Colter [Miriam Johnson], American country singer ("I'm Not Lisa"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1943-05-27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], British pop singer ("Anyone Who Had a Heart"), and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1943-06-01 Ely van Tongeren, Dutch guitarist/singer (Buffoons)
  • 1943-06-15 Johnny Hallyday [Jean-Philippe Smet], French singer and actor known as the "Elvis Presley of France", born in Paris, France (d. 2017)

Person of interestBarry Manilow

1943-06-17 Barry Manilow [Pincus], American pop singer, and piano player ("Mandy": "Daybreak"; "I Write The Songs"; "Copacabana"), born in New York City

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 1501 - 1,600 of 1,752

  • 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 - "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"), dies at 88
  • 2015-06-11 Ron Moody [Moodnick], British stage and screen actor, singer (Oliver!; The Twelve Chairs), and composer 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 stage and screen singer and actor (The Sound of Music; Fiddler On The Roof; The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming; 200 Motels), folk singer (co-founder Newport Folk Festival), and political activist, 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-Finnish-American singer, stage and screen actor (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
  • 2016-02-29 Aron Burton, American electric and Chicago blues bass guitarist, singer, and songwriter, dies of heart disease and diabetes at 77
  • 2016-03-01 Martha Wright, American actress & singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92
  • 2016-03-09 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), dies at 91
  • 2016-03-10 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer ("The Wayward Wind"), dies at 91
  • 2016-03-10 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist and blues singer, dies at 87
  • 2016-03-16 Frank Sinatra, Jr. , American singer and bandleaderr, dies at 72
  • 2016-03-30 Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 57
  • 2016-04-03 Donald "Don" Francks, Canadian actor, singer and musician (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow), dies at 84
  • 2016-04-05 Leon Haywood, American funk and soul singer, and keyboardist ("It's Got To Be Mellow"; "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You"), dies at 74

Person of interestMerle Haggard

2016-04-06 Merle Haggard, American country music singer-songwriter ("Mama Tried"; "If We Make It Through December"; "Okie from Muskogee"), dies on his 79th birthday

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 2016-04-11 Emile Ford, Caribbean-born British singer and engineer (first black male singer to top UK charts), dies at 78

Person of interestPrince Rogers Nelson

2016-04-21 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American funk, rock, R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("1999"; "Purple Rain"), dies from an accidental overdose of painkillers at 57

  • 2016-04-24 Papa Wemba [Wembadio Kikumba], Congolese singer, known as the "King of Rumba Rock", dies after collapsing on stage at 66
  • 2016-04-24 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American soul singer ("Me & Mrs Jones"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 81
  • 2016-05-12 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), dies at 86
  • 2016-05-17 Guy Clark, American folk and country singer-songwriter (Heartbroke), dies of lymphoma at 74
  • 2016-05-31 Corry Brokken, Dutch pop singer (1957 Eurovision), dies at 83
  • 2016-06-10 Christina Grimmie, American singer and contestant on "The Voice", dies of a gunshot wound at 22
  • 2016-06-11 Alberto Remedios, British opera and concert singer, dies at 81
  • 2016-06-13 Ofelya Hambardzumyan, Armenian folk singer, dies at 91
  • 2016-07-04 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, dies at 80
  • 2016-07-16 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), dies at 77
  • 2016-07-24 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), dies at 86
  • 2016-08-28 Juan Gabriel [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, dies at 66
  • 2016-09-08 Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer ("Al Capone"; "Madness", "Whine and Grine"), dies at 78
  • 2016-09-21 John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter (Tobacco Road), dies at 82
  • 2016-09-24 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural, Jr.], American B-3 organist, accordionist and singer (Where There's Smoke, There's Fire), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 2016-09-25 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies of Parkinson's disease at 82
  • 2016-10-24 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), dies of a cardiac arrest at 57
  • 2016-10-24 Bobby Vee [Velline], American pop singer ("Devil Or Angel"; "Take Good Care Of My Baby"), dies at 73
  • 2016-11-03 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American singer (Wheel of Fortune), dies at 94

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

2016-11-07 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), dies at 82

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 2016-11-11 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), dies at 79
  • 2016-11-13 Leon Russell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), dies at 74
  • 2016-11-14 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2016-11-15 Mose Allison, American jazz and blues piano player, singer, and composer ("Everybody's Cryin Mercy"; "Your Mind Is on Vacation"), dies at 89
  • 2016-11-18 Sharon Jones, American soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), dies of cancer at 60
  • 2016-11-24 Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), dies at 82
  • 2016-12-07 Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer (Vital Signs 1), dies in a plane crash at 52
  • 2016-12-13 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), dies at 69

Person of interestGeorge Michael

2016-12-25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), dies of suspected heart failure at 53

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • 2016-12-26 George S. Irving [Shelasky], American broadway singer and actor (Dumplings), dies at 94
  • 2016-12-28 (Mary Frances) "Debbie" Reynolds, American actress and singer (Singin' In The Rain -"Kathy Selden"; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies of a stroke at 84 one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away
  • 2017-01-08 Peter Sarstedt, British pop-folk singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Where Do You Go To (My Lovely?"), dies at 75
  • 2017-01-10 Buddy Greco, American jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), dies at 90
  • 2017-01-21 Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (Roches), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2017-01-23 Bobby Freeman, American singer (Do You Want to Dance), dies at 76
  • 2017-02-12 Al Jarreau, American jazz singer (Moonlighting), dies at 76
  • 2017-03-03 Tommy Page, American pop singer ("I'll Be Your Everything"), found dead of apparent suicide at 46
  • 2017-03-04 Valerie Carter, American folk-rock singer-songwriter, and session vocalist, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 2017-03-05 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, dies at 78

Person of interestChuck Berry

2017-03-18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], American rock n' roll guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), dies at 90

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry
  • 2017-03-23 Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, A Cold Wind in August), dies at 92
  • 2017-04-03 Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, dies at 84
  • 2017-04-20 Cuba Gooding, Sr., American pop and soul singer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"), dies at 72
  • 2017-05-02 (Mary) Norma Procter, British contralto singer, dies of Parkinson's Disease at 89
  • 2017-05-18 Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, American doo-wop bass singer (Persuasions - "Under the Boardwalk"), dies at 74
  • 2017-07-20 Chester Bennington, American singer and songwriter (Linkin Park), commits suicide at 41
  • 2017-07-22 Bobby Taylor, American singer and producer who discovered "The Jackson 5" (Motown Records), dies of cancer at 83

Person of interestGlen Campbell

2017-08-08 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), dies at 81

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 2017-08-08 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), dies at 89

Famous Singers