Famous Singers in History (Part 17)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 4,997

  • 1943-12-29 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band - "Stage Fright"), born in Blayney, Ontario (d. 1999)

Person of interestJohn Denver

1943-12-31 John Denver, American country singer ("Sunshine On My Shoulders"; "Thank God I'm A Country Boy"), born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 1997)

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1944-01-07 Mike McGear, English singer (Paul McCartney's brother), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1944-01-10 Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer and bandleader, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1944-01-16 Jim Stafford, American singer (Spiders & Snakes, My Girl Bill), born in Eloise, Florida
  • 1944-01-17 Françoise Hardy, French pop singer, born in Paris, France
  • 1944-01-19 Laurie London, English singer
  • 1944-01-24 Klaus Nomi, German singer, born in Immenstadt, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1944-01-28 Arnold Mühren, Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats - "One Way Wind"), born in Volendam, Holland
  • 1944-02-03 Trisha Noble, Australian singer and actress
  • 1944-02-06 Georgeanna Tillman, American singer (the Marvelettes), born in Inkster, Michigan (d. 1980)
  • 1944-02-10 Peter Allen, Australian pop singer-songwriter, painist and performer ("I Go to Rio"; Legs Diamond), born in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1944-02-27 Joyce Breach, American jazz cabaret singer, born in Alameda, California
  • 1944-03-01 Roger Daltrey, English singer and founder of the rock band "The Who", born in East Acton, London, England
  • 1944-03-04 Bobby Womack, American R&B singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer ("It's All Over Now"; "Woman's Got to Have It"; "Across 110th Street"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1944-03-07 Townes Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter ("Kathleen"; "Loretta"), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1944-03-08 Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
  • 1944-03-11 Graham Lyle, Scottish singer-songwriter ("What's Love Got to Do with It"), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • 1944-03-17 John Sebastian, American singer (Loving Spoonful - "Summer In The City"; solo - "Welcome Back"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-03-21 Gaye Adegbalola [Todd], American blues singer and guitarist (Sapphire, The Uppity Blues Women - "Middle Age Blues Boogie"), teacher, and activist, born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • 1944-03-23 Ric Ocasek [Otcasek], American songwriter, guitarist, singer, and producer (The Cars - "Best Friend's Girl"; "Shake It Up"; "You Are The Girl"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • 1944-03-25 Kelly Garrett, American actress and singer (The Night That Made America Famous), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

Person of interestDiana Ross

1944-03-26 Diana Ross [Earle], American singer (The Supremes - "Stop! In The Name Of Love"; "You Can't Hurry Love"; "I Hear A Symphony"), and actress (Lady Sings Blues; Mahogany), born in Detroit, Michigan

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 1944-03-29 Terrence "Terry" Jacks, Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer ("Seasons In The Sun"), and environmentalist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1944-03-31 Rod Allen [Bainbridge] British pop-rock singer and bassist (Fortunes - "You've Got Your Troubles"; "Here It Comes Again"), born in Leicester, England (d. 2008)
  • 1944-04-03 Tony Orlando [Cassavitis], American pop singer (& Dawn - "Tie A Yellow Ribbon"; "Knock Three Times"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-04-05 Nicholas Caldwell, American R&B singer (Whispers - "And The Beat Goes On"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1944-04-07 Carol Grimes, British singer (Delivery), born in London, England
  • 1944-04-12 John Kay [Joachim Krauledat], German-born Canadian rock singer (Steppenwolf), born in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany
  • 1944-04-12 Karel Kryl, Czechoslovak folk singer, born in Kroměříž, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 1994)
  • 1944-04-15 Dave Edmunds, Welsh rock singer and guitarist (Rockpile - "Girls Talk"; "I Knew The Bride"), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1944-04-24 St. Clair Lee, American singer (Rock the Boat), born in California
  • 1944-04-27 Cuba Gooding Sr., American singer (Everybody Plays the Fool), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1944-04-27 Herb Pedersen, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1944-05-04 Peggy Santiglia, American singer-songwriter (Angels), born in Belleville, New Jersey
  • 1944-05-10 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2013)
  • 1944-05-12 James Purify, American R&B singer ("I'm Your Puppet"), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 2021)
  • 1944-05-13 Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter (Angel), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • 1944-05-17 Jesse Winchester, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • 1944-05-20 Boudouin de Groot, Dutch singer (Good night mister president)
  • 1944-05-21 Marcie Blane [Blank], American pop singer (Bobby's Girl), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-05-24 Patti LaBelle, American singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-05-28 Gladys Knight, American singer known as the Empress of Soul (The Pips, Midnight Train to Georgia), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944-05-28 Gary Stewart, American country singer (She's Actin' Single), born in Jenkins, Kentucky (d. 2003)
  • 1944-05-28 Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens, Northern-Irish actress, voice artist and singer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1944-06-04 Michelle Phillips, American singer and actress (Mamas & Papas), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1944-06-05 Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer
  • 1944-06-12 Maurice Jackson, American singer (The Independents - "Leaving Me"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-06-18 Sandy Posey, American pop/country singer ("Single Girl"), born in Jasper, Alabama
  • 1944-06-21 Ray Davies, British singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"; "Lola"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, England
  • 1944-06-22 Peter Asher, English singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), born in London, England
  • 1944-06-23 Rosetta Hightower, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • 1944-06-25 Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-07-15 Millie Jackson, Thompson Ga, model/singer (Get it out 'cha system)
  • 1944-07-19 Commander Cody [George Frayne], American singer and pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1944-07-27 Bobbie Gentry [Roberta Streeter], American singer and songwriter (Ode to Billy Joe), born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi
  • 1944-07-30 Teresa Cahill, British soprano opera singer, born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
  • 1944-08-02 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong), born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1944-08-08 Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, born in Alamosa, Colorado
  • 1944-08-15 Frederick Knight, American singer and songwriter (I've Been Lonely So Long), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1944-08-15 Sylvie Vartan, French pop singer (Twiste et Chante), born in Iskretz, Bulgaria
  • 1944-08-15 Pamela Polland, American singer-songwriter (Hawaiianized Pop Classics), born in California
  • 1944-08-18 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • 1944-08-19 Eddy Raven [Futch], American country singer (Right Hand Man), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1944-09-01 Archie Bell, American singer (& the Drells - "Tighten Up"), born in Henderson, Texas
  • 1944-09-08 Peter Bellamy, English folk singer, born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1991)
  • 1944-09-10 Thomas Allen, British operatic baritone singer, born in Seaham Harbour, England

Person of interestBarry White

1944-09-12 Barry White [Carter], American singer ("Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe"; "You're The First, The Last, My Everything"), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • 1944-09-12 Colin Young, Barbadian-British singer (The Foundations - "Build Me Up Buttercup"), born in Barbados, West Indies
  • 1944-09-13 Peter Cetera, American lead singer (Chicago - "25 or 6 to 4","If You Leave Me Now"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-09-18 Michael Franks, American jazz singer and songwriter, born in La Jolla, California
  • 1944-09-18 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, born in Chipiona, Spain (d. 2006)
  • 1944-09-30 Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-10-01 Barbara Parritt, American soul singer (The Toys - "A Lover's Concerto"), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1944-10-01 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, American baritone a cappella singer (Persuasions - "Street Corner Symphony"), born in Bamberg, South Carolina (d. 1988)
  • 1944-10-04 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1944-10-04 Marlena Davis, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"; "South Street"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1944-10-07 Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter (Crayon Angels: Jesus Was A Cross Maker), born in Studio City, California (d. 1979) [1]
  • 1944-10-08 Susan Raye, American country music singer (L.A. International Airport), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1944-10-09 Nona Hendryx, American R&B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1944-10-19 George McCrae, American soul and disco singer ("Lead Me On"; "Rock Your Baby"), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1944-10-25 Jon Anderson, English rock singer (Yes - Roundabout; Close To The Edge), born in Accrington, Lancashire
  • 1944-11-04 Scherrie Payne, American singer (The Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944-11-10 Dave Loggins, American singer (Please come to Boston), born in Mountain City, Tennessee
  • 1944-11-13 Timmy Thomas, American singer and songwriter (Why Can't We Live Together), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1944-11-17 (Harold Eugene) Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds - "Eight Miles High"), born in Tipton, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1944-11-22 Max Romeo [Smith], Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter, born in St. D'Acre, St. Ann, Jamaica
  • 1944-11-26 Jean Terrell, American singer (The Supremes), born in Belzoni, Mississippi
  • 1944-11-28 Ronald Bertram "R.B." Greaves, American pop singer ("Take A Letter Maria"), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 2012)
  • 1944-11-30 Luther T Ingram, American singer/songwriter (I'll Be Your Shelter)
  • 1944-12-03 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), born in Braga, Portugal (d. 1984)
  • 1944-12-04 Chris Hillman, American singer (The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn), born in San Diego, California
  • 1944-12-04 Anna McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-12-06 Jonathan King, English singer and songwriter ("Everyone's Gone To The Moon") and record producer, born in London
  • 1944-12-08 George Baker [Johannes Bouwens], Dutch singer and songwriter (Paloma Blanca, Little Green Bag), born in Hoorn, Netherlands
  • 1944-12-09 Guy Darrell [John Swail], British singer (I've Been Hurt), born in Kent, England
  • 1944-12-11 Brenda Lee, American singer (I'm Sorry), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944-12-12 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock singer (MC5 - Kick Out The Jams), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1991)
  • 1944-12-19 Steve Tyrell [Stephen Bilao III], American jazz and standards singer and record producer, born in Palo Pinto, Texas
  • 1944-12-24 Mike Curb, American singer (Mike Curb Congregation), born in Savannah, Georgia

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 1601 - 1,698 of 1,698

  • 2018-08-05 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), dies at 92
  • 2018-08-14 Jill Janus, American singer (Huntress), commits suicide at 43

Person of interestAretha Franklin

2018-08-16 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), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • 2018-09-27 Marty Balin [Buchwald], American singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), dies at 76
  • 2018-10-01 Charles Aznavour [Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian], French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum), dies at 94
  • 2018-10-24 Tony Joe White, American blues and swamp rock singer (Polk Salad Annie), dies at 75
  • 2018-11-15 Roy Clark, American country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show), dies at 85
  • 2018-11-21 Devin Lima [Harold Lima], American singer (LFO), dies of cancer at 41
  • 2018-12-06 Pete Shelley [Peter McNeish], English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks "Going Steady"), dies at 63
  • 2018-12-06 Andrew Frierson, pioneering African American opera singer, dies at 94
  • 2018-12-28 Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr Hook), dies at 81
  • 2018-12-31 Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese), Scottish singer-songwriter (Marmalade), dies from complications relating to Parkinson's disease at 72 [1]
  • 2019-01-12 Bonnie Guitar [Buckingham], American guitarist, singer and record executive (Dark Moon), dies at 95
  • 2019-01-15 Carol Channing, American actress, singer and comedian (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), dies at 97
  • 2019-01-16 Rita Vidaurri, American Ranchera singer, dies at 94
  • 2019-01-21 Maxine Brown, American country music singer (Browns), dies at 87
  • 2019-01-23 Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean singer and musician (Tuku music), dies at 66
  • 2019-01-29 James Ingram, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("Somewhere Out There"; "Just Once"), dies of brain cancer at 66
  • 2019-02-17 Ethel Ennis, American jazz singer (If Women Ruled The World), dies of a stroke at 86 [1]
  • 2019-02-23 Dorothy Masuka, Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer and activist, dies from complications of a stroke at 83
  • 2019-02-24 Malcolm "Mac" Wiseman, American bluegrass singer, dies at 93

Person of interestKeith Flint

2019-03-04 Keith Flint, English singer, musician and dancer (Prodigy), found dead after committing suicide at 49

Singer and Dancer Keith Flint
Singer and Dancer
Keith Flint
  • 2019-03-10 Asa Brebner, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Modern Lovers; The Chartbusters), dies at 65
  • 2019-03-15 David White, American singer and songwriter (Danny And The Juniors - "At The Hop": Leslie Gore - "You Don't Own Me"), dies of cancer at 79 [1]
  • 2019-03-22 Scott Walker [Noel Scott Engel], American-born British singer-songwriter and composer (The Walker Brothers), dies of cancer at 76
  • 2019-04-10 Earl Thomas Conley, American singer-songwriter with 18 No. 1 country hits ("Once In A Blue Moon"; "Angel In Disguise"), dies from cerebral atrophy at 77
  • 2019-04-16 Fay McKenzie, American actress and singer (The Party, Sierra Sue), dies at 101
  • 2019-04-24 Dick Rivers [Hervé Forneri], French rock and roll singer and actor, dies at 74
  • 2019-05-09 Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), dies at 76

Person of interestDoris Day

2019-05-13 Doris Day [Kappelhoff], American singer, animal welfare activist and actress known as the "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much), dies of pneumonia at 97

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • 2019-06-10 Chuck Glaser, American country singer (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers), dies at 83
  • 2019-07-06 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965) dies at 88
  • 2019-09-13 Eddie Money [Mahoney], American rock singer-songwriter ("Two Tickets To Paradise"; 'Take Me Home Tonight"), dies of esophageal cancer at 70
  • 2019-09-23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead), dies at 78
  • 2019-09-28 José José 'The Prince of Song' [José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz], Mexican singer and actor, dies at 71
  • 2019-09-30 Jessye Norman, American opera singer (sang at two presidential inaugurations), dies at 74
  • 2019-10-01 Karel Gott, Czech singer 'Sinatra of the East', dies at 80
  • 2019-10-01 Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, American blues guitarist, and singer, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 2019-10-14 Sulli [Choi Jin-ri], South Korean K-pop singer (f(x)) and actress (Fashion King), takes her own life at 25
  • 2019-12-08 Juice Wrld [Jarad Higgins], American rapper and singer-songwriter (All Girls Are the Same, Lucid Dreams), dies of a seizure at Chicago airport at 21
  • 2019-12-09 Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer (Roxette - Must Have Been Love), dies after a long illness at 61
  • 2019-12-12 Jack Scott, Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter (My True Love), dies of congestive heart failure at 83
  • 2019-12-18 Kenny Lynch, English singer, dies at 81
  • 2020-01-19 Robert Parker, American saxophonist and soul singer (Barefootin'), dies at 89
  • 2020-02-07 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer ‘the Nightingale of Kosovo’ and actress, dies at 86
  • 2020-02-11 (Bhekizizwe) Joseph Shabalala, South African singer, songwriter, founder and musical director of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, dies at 79
  • 2020-02-19 Pop Smoke [Bashar Barakah Jackson], American rapper and singer-songwriter (Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon), shot and killed in a home invasion at 20
  • 2020-02-24 Jahn Teigen, Norwegian pop-rock singer (Popol Ace; Eurovison Song Contest, 1978, 1982 & 1983), dies at 70
  • 2020-03-14 Genesis P-Orridge [Neil Megson], British avant-garde rock singer-songwriter, and performance artist (Throbbing Gristle; Psychic TV), dies of leukemia at 70
  • 2020-03-15 Suzy Delair, French actress and singer (The Murderer Lives at Number 21, Utopia, White Paws), dies at 102

Person of interestKenny Rogers

2020-03-20 Kenny Rogers, American singer-songwriter (The Gambler, Through the Years) and entrepreneur (Kenny Rogers Roasters), dies of natural causes at 81

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 2020-03-22 Eric Weissberg, American singer and musician (Duelling Banjos), dies of Alzheimer’s at 80
  • 2020-03-22 Julie Felix, American-born British-based folk-rock singer-songwriter, and BBC presenter (The Frost Report; Once More With Felix), dies at 81
  • 2020-03-28 Jan Howard [Lula Grace Johnson], American country music singer and songwriter (For Loving You), dies at 91
  • 2020-03-29 Joe Diffie, American country singer and guitarist (Home), dies of COVID-19 complications at 61

Person of interestBill Withers

2020-03-30 Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and rhythm & blues musician ("Ain't No Sunshine"; "Lean on Me"; "Just The Two Of Us"), dies of heart complications at 81

Rhythm & Blues Musician Bill Withers
Rhythm & Blues Musician
Bill Withers
  • 2020-03-31 Cristina [Monet Zilkha], American dance-pop singer songwriter (Sleep It Off), dies at 64
  • 2020-04-07 John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter ("Hello In There"; "Angel From Montgomery"; "Paradise"), dies of Covid-19 complications at 73
  • 2020-04-28 Bobby Lewis, American rock and roll singer (Tossin' and Turnin'), dies at 95
  • 2020-05-05 Hillard "Sweet Pea" Atkinson, American R&B singer (Was (Not Was)) dies of a heart attack at 74 [1]
  • 2020-05-06 Millie Small, Jamaican singer (My Boy Lollipop), dies of a stroke at 72

Person of interestLittle Richard

2020-05-09 Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], American singer-songwriter and rock 'n' roll pioneer (Tutti Frutti), dies at 87

Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Little Richard
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
Little Richard
  • 2020-05-10 Betty Wright [Bessie Norris], American R&B singer-songwriter (Clean Up Woman), dies at 66
  • 2020-05-11 John "Moon" Martin, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bad Case Of Loving You), dies at 74
  • 2020-05-22 Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), dies at 70
  • 2020-06-07 Frank Bey [Bass], American blues singer-songwriter (All My Dues Are Paid), dies at 74
  • 2020-06-08 Bonnie Pointer, American pop singer (Pointer Sisters - "Jump"; "I'm So Excited"), dies at 69
  • 2020-06-18 Vera Lynn 'the Forces Sweetheart', English singer (We'll Meet Again), dies at 103
  • 2020-06-27 (Lionel) Frederick "Freddy" Cole, American jazz singer and pianist, dies at 88 [1]
  • 2020-06-29 Hachalu Hundessa, Ethiopian singer songwriter (Waa'ee Keenyaa), shot and killed at 34
  • 2020-07-06 Charlie Daniels, American singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), dies at 83
  • 2020-07-08 Naya Rivera, American actress and singer (Glee), drowns at 33
  • 2020-07-12 Rod Bernard, American "swamp pop" singer ("Allons Danser Colinda"), dies at 79 [1]
  • 2020-07-12 Judy Dyble, British folk singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention), dies of lung cancer at 71
  • 2020-07-17 Zizi Jeanmaire, French dancer, singer and actress (Carmen), dies at 96
  • 2020-07-21 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Twisted") and actress, dies from emphysema and heart disease, at 89 [1]
  • 2020-08-11 Trini Lopez [Trinidad Lopez], Mexican American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), dies of COVID-19 at 83
  • 2020-08-24 Tony Colton [Chalk], British singer-songwriter, and record producer (Head, Hands, and Feet), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • 2020-09-08 Simeon Coxe, American songwriter, singer and psychedelic synthesizer player (Silver Apples), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 82 [1]
  • 2020-09-11 [Frederick] "Toots" Hibbert, Jamaican singer-songwriter (The Maytals - "Pressure Drop"), dies with COVID-19 symptoms at 77 [1]
  • 2020-09-23 Juliette Gréco, French singer (Sous le ciel de Paris) and actress, dies at 93 [1]
  • 2020-09-25 S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Telegu playback singer (The Jewel of Shiva) dies of COVID-19 at 74
  • 2020-09-29 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter (Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me) and actor (North Dallas Forty) dies following heart surgery at 78 [1]
  • 2020-10-08 Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Iranian classical singer, dies at 80 [1]
  • 2020-10-16 Johnny Bush, American country singer, dies at 85
  • 2020-10-19 Tony Lewis, British rock singer-songwriter and bass player (The Outfield - "Your Love"), dies at 62
  • 2020-10-28 Billy Joe Shaver, American country singer-songwriter (When I Get My Wings), dies of a stroke at 81
  • 2020-10-31 Rance Allen, American gospel singer and musician (Rance Allen Group - Miracle Worker), dies at 71
  • 2020-11-14 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, singer and comedian, dies at 88 [1]
  • 2020-11-23 Hal Ketchum, American country singer (Small Town Saturday Night), dies at 67
  • 2020-12-12 Charley Pride, American country singer (Sweet Country), dies of Covid-19 complications at 86 [1]
  • 2020-12-21 K. T. Oslin, American country singer (80's Ladies), dies at 78 [1]
  • 2020-12-28 Armando Manzanero, Mexican composer and singer (It’s Impossible, Adoro), dies at 86 [1]
  • 2021-01-18 (James Frederick) "Jimmie" Rodgers, American pop singer and guitarist ("Honey Comb" ; “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again”), dies of kidney disease at 87 [1]
  • 2021-01-22 James Purify, American R&B singer ("I'm Your Puppet"), dies of Covid-19 complications at 76
  • 2021-03-15 Doug Parkinson, Australian pop and rock singer (Focus - "Dear Prudence"), dies at 74
  • 2021-03-23 Don Heffington, American touring and session drummer, singer, songwriter and producer (Lone Justice; Watkins Family Hour; Emmylou Harris), dies of leukemia at 70
  • 2021-04-14 Norman "Rusty" Young, American pedal-steel guitarist, singer and songwriter (Poco - "Rose of Cimarron"; "Crazy Love"), dies of a heart attack at 75

Famous Singers