Singers in History (Part 5)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 3,958

  • 1923-07-23 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (d. 2001)
  • 1923-08-20 Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim), born in Panola County, Texas (d. 1964)

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1923-09-17 Hank Williams, American country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin'), born in Mount Olive, Alabama (d. 1953)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1923-09-27 Mary McCarty, Winfield Ks, actress/singer (Starch-Trapper John MD)
  • 1924-01-03 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1924-01-11 Don Cherry, Wichita Texas, singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)
  • 1924-01-26 Alice Babs, Swedish singer
  • 1924-03-27 Sarah Vaughan, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1924-03-29 Jules de Corte, blind Dutch ballad singer
  • 1924-04-03 Murray Dickie, opera singer/director
  • 1924-04-18 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
  • 1924-04-21 Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
  • 1924-04-24 Ruth Kobart, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
  • 1924-04-26 Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
  • 1924-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-05-02 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer
  • 1924-05-02 Theodore Bikel, Austrian/US folk singer/actor (Russians Are Coming), born in Vienna (d.2015)
  • 1924-05-09 Connie Russell, American singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-05-22 Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)
  • 1924-06-07 Dolores Gray, singer/actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924-06-29 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (d. 2006)
  • 1924-07-13 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian singer
  • 1924-07-22 Margaret Whiting, American singer (Kreisler Bandstand, Strauss Family), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1924-08-29 Dinah Washington, singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924-09-07 Bridie Gallagher, singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), born in Donegal, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1924-09-15 Bobby Short, Danville Ill, singer/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)
  • 1924-09-20 Gogi Grant, [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], singer (The Wayward Wind), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1924-10-21 Celia Cruz, Cuban singer, Queen of Salsa. (d. 2003)
  • 1924-11-30 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1924-12-14 Marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music)
  • 1924-12-21 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1924-12-24 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, Pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mines), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 1986)
  • 1925-01-13 Gwen Verdon, LA, actress/singer/dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity)
  • 1925-01-17 Annie Delorie, Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
  • 1925-02-02 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1925-02-13 Gene [Eugene] Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1925-03-03 Enzo Stuarti, Italian singer (Yesterday)
  • 1925-04-04 Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer
  • 1925-04-30 Johnny Horton, country music and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)
  • 1925-06-05 Dorothy Claire, LaPorte Ind, singer (Winchell & Mahoney)
  • 1925-06-18 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer
  • 1925-06-25 Clifton Chenier, blues singer (Bayou Blues), born in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • 1925-06-25 Ziggy Talent, singer (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 1925-06-27 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter ("Save the Last Dance for Me", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1925-07-02 Marvin Rainwater, Wichita Ks, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), (d. 2013)
  • 1925-07-09 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-07-19 Sue Thompson, [Eva Sue Mckee], pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri
  • 1925-08-12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1925-08-18 Sonny Til [Earlington Carl Tilghman], American doo-wop singer (The Orioles), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1981)
  • 1925-08-28 Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
  • 1925-09-03 Shoista Mullodzhanova, Shashmakom singer
  • 1925-09-03 Hank Thompson, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1925-09-06 Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man), born in Dunleith, Mississippi (d. 1976)
  • 1925-09-10 Roy James Brown, boxer/soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1925-09-13 Mel Tormé, American singer (d. 1999)

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1925-09-16 B.B. King, blues guitarist and singer (Thrill is Gone), born in Itta Bena Mississippi

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 1925-09-17 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1925-09-20 Bobby Nunn [Ulysses B. Nunn Sr.], American singer (The Robins, The Coasters) born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1986)
  • 1925-09-26 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), born in Glendale, Arizona (d. 1982)
  • 1925-10-12 Guitar Gabriel [Robert Lewis Jones], American blues singer and guitarist, born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • 1925-10-13 Gustav Winckler, Danish singer (d. 1979)
  • 1925-10-18 Wim van Gennep, Dutch singer/keyboardist (Heikrekels)
  • 1925-10-22 Dory Previn [Dorothy Veronica Langan], singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings and Iguanas), born in Woodbridge, New Jersey, (d. 2012)
  • 1925-11-20 June [Shirley L] Christy, American jazz singer (Tampico)
  • 1925-12-03 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
  • 1925-12-08 Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr., American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1925-12-17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1925-12-24 Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  • 1925-12-24 Yafa Yarkoni, Israel, singer (Road to Jerusalem, Don't Say Goodbye, Say I will see You) (d.2012)
  • 1926-01-03 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1926-01-12 Ray Price, country singer (Good Times), (d. 2013)
  • 1926-01-26 Ronnie Hilton, singer (Moonraker)
  • 1926-02-18 Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat, Homer & Eddie)
  • 1926-03-03 Lys Assia, Swiss singer
  • 1926-03-04 Fran Warren, American singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1926-03-14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), born in Liverpool (d. 2008)
  • 1926-03-23 Martha Wright, actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1926-04-10 "Alvin" Junior Samples, Cummings Ga, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1926-05-20 Vic Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1926-06-11 Brother Dave Gardner, Novelty singer/comedian
  • 1926-07-18 Bryan Johnson, English singer and actor, born in London (d. 1995)

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1926-08-03 Tony Bennett, singer (Left a body part in SF), born in Queens, New York

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett
  • 1926-08-12 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
  • 1926-08-14 Buddy Greco, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1926-08-17 George Melly, British singer (d. 2007)
  • 1926-08-22 Bob Flannigan, jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), born in Greencastle, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1926-08-29 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
  • 1926-09-07 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1926-09-21 Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000)
  • 1926-10-06 Alan Copeland, orchestra leader/singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926-10-14 Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbrugge], singer/actor (Riffin in Amsterdam)
  • 1926-10-18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1926-10-19 Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
  • 1926-10-25 Galina Vishnevskaya, Leningrad, USSR, soprano opera singer, (d. 2012)
  • 1926-11-18 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • 1926-12-11 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (Hound Dog, Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt), born in Ariton, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • 1927-01-10 Gisele MacKenzie, Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1927-01-10 Johnnie Ray, American pop singer (Cry), born in Dallas, Oregon (d. 1990)
  • 1927-01-17 Eartha Kitt, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman), born in North, South Carolina (d. 2008)
  • 1927-02-03 Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, born in Waterford (d. 2015)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,219

  • 1991-06-16 Vicky Brown, US singer (Power of Love), dies
  • 1991-06-23 Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • 1991-07-28 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
  • 1991-08-07 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
  • 1991-08-27 Vince Taylor, [Brian Holden], British singer (Brand new Cadillac), dies
  • 1991-09-04 Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
  • 1991-09-24 Peter Bellamy, folk singer (b. 1944)
  • 1991-09-26 Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1991-10-09 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • 1991-10-16 Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies
  • 1991-10-17 Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country singer (Sixteen Tons), dies of liver disease at 72
  • 1991-11-02 Fran Stevens, singer, dies of cancer in Bronx NY at 72
  • 1991-11-02 Mort Shuman, American singer songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1991-11-08 Frances Faye, singer/actress (Pretty Baby), dies after strokes

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1991-11-24 Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter (Queen - We are Champions), dies of AIDS at 45

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • 1991-12-06 Headman Tshabalala, South African singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), shot and killed at 44
  • 1992-01-25 Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
  • 1992-02-21 Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress (Eva Jessye Choir), dies at 97
  • 1992-02-21 Jane Pickens Langley Hoving, singer, dies at 83
  • 1992-02-28 La Lupe, Cuban singer, dies of a heart attack in the Bronx at 53
  • 1992-03-13 Clarence Wright, singer, dies at 84
  • 1992-04-02 Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
  • 1992-04-04 Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
  • 1992-04-11 Adele Dixon, singer/actress (Uneasy Virtue), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1992-04-17 Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
  • 1992-04-20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1992-05-01 Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)
  • 1992-05-03 Elizabeth Lennox, radio singer, dies of heart seizure at 98

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1992-05-06 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), dies in Paris at 90

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1992-05-10 Sylvia Syms [Blagman], American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1992-05-23 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer, composer, and guitarist, dies at 84
  • 1992-06-17 Dewey Balfa, American Cajun fiddler and singer, dies at 65
  • 1992-06-24 Tony LeMans, singer/songwriter, dies in a car crash at 29
  • 1992-07-02 Jose Monje, [Camaron de la Isla], Spanish flamenco singer, dies
  • 1992-07-05 Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
  • 1992-07-26 Mary Wells, US soul singer (My Guy), dies at 49
  • 1992-08-14 Tony Williams, American singer (Platters-Great Pretender), dies at 64
  • 1992-08-25 Alma Graciela Haro Esmerelda, singer, dies of diabetes at 65
  • 1992-09-29 Paul Jabara, singer/actor (Last Dance), dies of AIDS at 44
  • 1992-10-01 Harry Milton Ray, singer/actor (Avanti!), dies of stroke at 45
  • 1992-10-04 Laurie Anders, singer, dies of cancer
  • 1992-10-05 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52

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1992-10-25 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road), dies at 56

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 1992-11-13 Bobby Mcclure, US singer (Don't mess up a good thing), dies at 50)
  • 1992-11-23 Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies
  • 1992-11-29 Cary Scott Lowenstein, dancer/singer, dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1992-12-21 Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71
  • 1993-01-05 Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1993-02-28 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82
  • 1993-03-07 Earl Wrightson, singer/actor (Pinafore), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1993-03-08 Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Fools Rush In), dies at 78 of stroke
  • 1993-03-12 June Valli, singer (Crying in the Chapel), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1993-04-04 Bep [Alberta B] Ogterop, [Rita la Roche], singer, dies

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1993-04-08 Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), dies of congestive heart failure at 96

  • 1993-05-08 Kees Deenik, singer/conductor
  • 1993-05-16 Marv Johnson, US soul singer (You Got What it Takes), dies at 54
  • 1993-06-09 Arthur Alexander, singer/songwriter (You Better Move On), dies at 53
  • 1993-06-28 GG Allin, American punk rock singer (b. 1956)
  • 1993-06-29 Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (b. 1946)
  • 1993-07-07 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • 1993-08-26 Rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61
  • 1993-09-05 René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue), dies of AIDS at 30)
  • 1993-09-09 Helen O'Connell, singer (Green Eyes), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1993-10-08 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73
  • 1993-11-07 Adelaide Hall, US jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92
  • 1993-11-30 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), dies at 57

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1993-12-14 Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
  • 1994-01-09 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
  • 1994-01-16 Harry Nilsson, singer/Songwriter, dies at 52
  • 1994-01-22 Rhett Forrester, American singer (Riot) (b. 1956)
  • 1994-01-30 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
  • 1994-02-02 John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
  • 1994-02-02 Willie Mae Ford Smith, gospel Singer/Songwriter, dies at 89
  • 1994-02-05 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
  • 1994-02-24 Dinah Shore, singer (Chevrolet), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1994-02-24 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, dies at 87
  • 1994-03-03 Karel Kryl, folk singer, dies at 49
  • 1994-03-06 Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
  • 1994-03-06 Moses Rascoe, blues singer, dies at 77
  • 1994-03-22 Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter (Love Sensation), dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at 43
  • 1994-04-04 Virginia "Ginny" Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band), dies at 77
  • 1994-04-07 Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer/guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • 1994-04-19 Larry Davis, blues Singer/Guitarist, dies at 57
  • 1994-05-06 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59
  • 1994-05-11 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 68
  • 1994-05-15 Frederik baron van Pallandt, Danish singer (Nina & F), murdered at 61
  • 1994-05-15 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer, songwriter and programmer, dies at 71
  • 1994-05-17 Donald Keith Falkner, singer, dies at 94
  • 1994-06-06 John Morey Downs, actor/dancer/singer, dies at 80
  • 1994-06-14 Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat), dies at 66
  • 1994-07-02 Marion Williams, gospel singer, dies of diabetes at 66
  • 1994-07-08 Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer
  • 1994-07-21 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
  • 1994-07-31 Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66
  • 1994-08-06 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter (Volare), dies at 66
  • 1994-08-10 Bill Baker, singer, dies at 58
  • 1994-08-18 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, dies at 88
  • 1994-08-27 Roberto Goyeneche, [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies
  • 1994-09-03 Major Lance, soul singer, dies at 55
  • 1994-09-08 Edna Manilow, mother of singer Barry Manilow, dies at 70 of cancer