Famous Singers in History (Part 21)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 4,999

  • 1948-03-05 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • 1948-03-09 Jeffrey Osborne, American soul singer-songwriter ("On the Wings of Love"), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1948-03-09 Jimmie Fadden, American singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1948-03-09 Christopher "Chris" Thompson, British singer and guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded By the Light"), born in Ashford, Kent
  • 1948-03-11 George Kooymans, Dutch rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Golden Earring - Radar Love"), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1948-03-12 James Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Fire And Rain"; "You've Got A Friend"; "Shower The People"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1948-03-18 Robert "Bobby" Whitlock, American singer, songwriter and musician (Derek and the Dominos), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1948-03-23 David Olney, American folk singer-songwriter, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2020)
  • 1948-03-31 Thijs van Leer, Dutch rock singer, organist, and flutist (Focus - "Hocus Pocus"; Introspection), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1948-04-01 Jimmy Cliff [Chambers], Jamaican reggae singer ("The Harder They Come"), born in St James, Colony of Jamaica
  • 1948-04-02 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, born in Trikala, Greece (d. 2012)
  • 1948-04-05 Hans Theessink, Dutch blues guitarist, mandolin player, singer-songwriter, born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • 1948-04-07 Carol Douglas, American disco singer ("Doctor's Orders"), born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1948-04-09 Philip Wright, British rock drummer, and singer (Paper Lace -"The Night Chicago Died"), born in St. Ann's, Nottingham, England
  • 1948-04-12 Lois Reeves, American singer (Martha and the Vandellas, 1969-72), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948-04-28 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • 1948-05-01 James Wise, US soul singer (Archie Bell & the Drells)
  • 1948-05-02 Larry Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady), born in Seminole, Texas
  • 1948-05-12 Steve Winwood, English singer and musician (Higher Love, Roll With It), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1948-05-18 Joe Bonsall, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-05-19 Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
  • 1948-05-21 Leo Sayer, British singer (You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, When I Need Love), born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
  • 1948-05-24 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Amsterdam
  • 1948-05-26 Stevie [Stephanie] Nicks, American singer songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1948-06-05 Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
  • 1948-06-11 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1948-06-12 Lyn Collins [Gloria Lavern Collins], American soul singer (Think About It), born in Dime Box, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1948-06-19 Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter (Back to Fruit Tree), born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1974)
  • 1948-06-19 Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1948-06-29 Bill Kirchen, American singer and guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1948-07-08 Raffi, children's singer (Baby Beluga)
  • 1948-07-15 Alicia Bridges, American pop singer ("I Love The Nightlife"), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1948-07-16 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor, born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1948-07-25 Steve Goodman, American folk singer and songwriter (City of New Orleans), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1948-07-27 Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
  • 1948-07-27 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Electric Theseus), born in Athens (d. 1990)
  • 1948-08-10 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • 1948-08-15 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer (It'll All Come Around), born in Campbellton, New Brunswick
  • 1948-08-16 Barry Hay, Dutch singer, guitarist, flute and saxophone player (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in Faizabad, India
  • 1948-08-17 Rod MacDonald, American singer-songwriter, born in Southington, Connecticut
  • 1948-08-19 Susan Jacks [Pesklevits], Canadian singer and songwriter), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1948-08-21 Robert Hazard [Rimato], American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1948-09-02 Linda "Tui" Tillery, American singer-songwriter (The Loading Zone), born in San Francisco

Person of interestOlivia Newton-John

1948-09-26 Olivia Newton-John, Australian singer and actress (Lets Get Physical), born in Cambridge, England

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1948-09-29 Mike Pinera, American rock guitarist and singer (Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride"; Iron Butterfly), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1948-10-01 Michael "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), born in Detroit Michigan (d. 2000)
  • 1948-10-01 Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1948-10-02 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (Ridin' for a Fall), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • 1948-10-05 Delroy Wilson, Jamaican singer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1948-10-05 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1948-10-10 Cyril Neville, American singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-10-10 Séverine [Josiane Grizeau], French singer (Un banc, un arbre, une rue), born in Paris
  • 1948-10-12 Rick Parfitt, English pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo-Wanderer), born in Surrey, England
  • 1948-10-24 Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers and singers, born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • 1948-10-28 Rickie Lee Reynolds, American country guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • 1948-10-28 Telma Hopkins, American singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), and actress (Family Matters), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1948-11-03 Lulu [Marie Lawrie], Scottish singer (Together) and actress (To Sir, With Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1948-11-03 Hugh Moffatt, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948-11-05 Peter Hammill, English singer and songwriter (Patient), born in Ealing, London
  • 1948-11-09 Michel Pagliaro, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-11-16 Chi Coltrane, American pop and new wave rock pianist, singer, and songwriter born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1948-11-20 Rance Allen, American gospel singer and musician (Rance Allen Group - Miracle Worker), born in Monroe, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • 1948-12-07 Gary Morris, American country singer and actor (Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948-12-10 Jessica Cleaves, American soul singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction - "Grazing In The Grass"; Earth, Wind & Fire; Parliament Funkadelic), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1948-12-18 Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer
  • 1948-12-20 Stevie Wright, Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (d. 2015)

Person of interestBarbara Mandrell

1948-12-25 Barbara Mandrell, American country singer and TV host (Mandrell Sisters), born in Houston, Texas

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell
  • 1948-12-25 Merry Clayton, American soul and gospel singer (Ray Charles; Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter") and actress, born in Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestDonna Summer

1948-12-31 Donna Summer, American pop singer ("Love to Love You, Baby"; "On the Radio"), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 1949-01-07 Marshall Chapman, American country singer, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • 1949-01-11 Tom Netherton, singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1949-01-11 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in New York, (d. 2015)
  • 1949-01-11 Daryl Braithwaite, Australian pop singer (Sherbert), born in Melbourne
  • 1949-01-19 Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (Power Station), born in Batley, United Kingdom (d. 2003)
  • 1949-01-22 James "J.P." Pennington, American country-pop singer and guitarist (Exile), born in Berea, Kentucky
  • 1949-01-28 Gene McFadden, American singer, songwriter, and record producer (Philadelphia International Records; McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"), born in Olanta, South Carolina (d. 2006) [1]
  • 1949-02-10 Maxime Le Forestier, French pop and folk singer-songwriter, born in Paris, France
  • 1949-02-13 Judy Dyble, British folk singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention), born in London (d. 2020)
  • 1949-02-19 Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • 1949-02-23 Larry Demps, American soul singer (Dramatics - "In the Rain"; "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-03-01 Sido Martens, Dutch guitarist/singer/mandolin player (Fungus)
  • 1949-03-02 Alain Chamfort [Le Govic], French rock singer-songwriter, and piano player, born in Paris, France
  • 1949-03-04 Carroll Baker, Canadian country singer and songwriter, born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
  • 1949-03-09 Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer, born in Hamina, Finland
  • 1949-03-16 Elliott Murphy, American singer/songwriter
  • 1949-03-18 Åse Kleveland, Norwegian singer and politician
  • 1949-03-20 Marcia Ball, American blues singer and pianist (Presumed Innocent), born in Orange, Texas
  • 1949-03-21 Eddie Money [Mahoney], American rock singer-songwriter ("Two Tickets To Paradise"; 'Take Me Home Tonight"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1949-03-24 Nick Lowe, British rock bassist, singer, songwriter (Brinsley Schwarz - "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding"; Rockpile - "Teacher, Teacher"; solo-"Cruel To Be Kind"), and producer (Elvis Costello; Graham Parker), born in , Walton-on-Thames, England
  • 1949-03-25 Klaus Mertens, German bass and bass-baritone singer, born in Kleve, West Germany
  • 1949-03-26 Vicki Lawrence, American television actress (The Carol Burnett Show; Mama's Family), and singer ("The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia"), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1949-03-30 Dana (Richenda Antoinette) "Dana" Gillespie, English actress and singer (Jesus Christ Superstar), born in Surrey, England
  • 1949-03-30 Lene Lovich, English-American singer, songwriter and musician (Lucky Number), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-04-01 Gill Scott-Heron, American poet, singer, and pianist ("Whitey On The Moon"; “Johannesburg"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1949-04-02 Joseph "Joe" Vitale, American singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist (Roller Coaster Weekend), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1949-04-03 Jan Keizer, Dutch singer (BZN - "Rhythm of My Heart"), born in Volendam, Netherlands
  • 1949-04-03 Richard Thompson, English singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("Tear-Stained Letter"; "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"), born in Notting Hill Gate, London
  • 1949-04-07 Patricia [Anglaia Margareth Paaij] Paay, Dutch singer (You Are Not Hip), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1949-04-09 (David Allan) "Chico" Ryan, American rock bassist and singer (Sha Na Na), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1949-04-15 Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer, born in Moscow

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