Famous Singers in History (Part 5)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 5,191

  • 1918-01-09 Betty Roché [Mary Elizabeth Roach], American jazz singer (Duke Ellington - "Take The 'A' Train"), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1999)
  • 1918-02-19 Fay McKenzie, American actress and singer (The Party, Sierra Sue), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • 1918-03-23 Granville "Sticks" McGhee, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee"), born in Knoxville, Tennesee ( d. 1961)
  • 1918-03-29 Pearl Bailey, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress, singer and dancer (Hello, Dolly!), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • 1918-05-15 Eddy Arnold, American country music singer ("Make The World Go Away"; "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"), born in Henderson Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • 1918-06-30 Stuart Foster, American singer (Galen Drake Show), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1918-07-02 "Sheikh" Imam [Eissa], Egyptian folk and protest singer-songwriter, born in Giza (d. 1995)
  • 1918-07-20 Cindy Walker, American songwriter ("Dream Baby"; "You Don't Know Me") and country singer, born in Mart, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1918-11-07 Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1993)
  • 1918-12-12 Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues), born in Cordele, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • 1918-12-19 Professor Longhair [Henry Roeland Byrd], American blues singer and pianist, born in Bogalusa, Louisiana (d. 1980)
  • 1919-02-05 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian, Oscar Award actor (Sayonara; The Red Buttons Show; The Poseidon Adventure), and singer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1919-02-11 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress, comedian, singer and socialite (Green Acres, Gigi), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1919-02-13 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, American country music singer ("Sixteen Tons"), and actor, born in Bristol, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1919-03-10 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1987)

Person of interestNat King Cole

1919-03-17 Nat "King "Cole, American jazz pianist and pop vocalist ("Unforgettable", "Mona Lisa"), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1965)

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • 1919-04-06 Paula Kelly, Grove City, Pennsylvania, American big band singer
  • 1919-04-12 Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), born in Glasgow, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • 1919-04-13 [Harold] Howard Keel, American actor, singer, (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Kiss Me Kate), and president of the Screen Actors Guild, born in Gillespie, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1919-04-17 Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer, born in San Joaquín de Flores, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (d. 2012)
  • 1919-04-18 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Meet the People; DuBarry Was A Lady; Thousands Cheer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • 1919-04-21 Don Cornell [Luigi Varlaro], American singer (Sammy Kaye Orch, Hold My Hand), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1919-04-22 Benjamin "Bull Moose" Jackson, American R&B saxophone player and singer ("Hurry, Hurry"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1989)
  • 1919-05-03 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (The Weavers - "Goodnight Irene") and activist, helped create the modern American folk music movement, born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1919-05-04 Mary Ann McCall, American big band singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1919-05-17 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, born in Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 2007)
  • 1919-05-23 Betty Garrett, American stage and screen comedian, singer, dancer, and actress (All In The Family - "Irene"; Laverne & Shirley - "Edna"), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1919-05-23 Ruth Fernández, Puerto Rican singer ("Cuando Vuelvas" - "When You Return"), and politician (Senate-at-large, 1973-81), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2012)
  • 1919-07-10 Ralph "Rusty" Gill, American singer (Polka Time), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • 1919-08-24 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss-Dutch songwriter and singer, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • 1919-08-30 Kitty Wells [Ellen Deason], American country singer (It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • 1919-12-01 Lurlean Hunter, American jazz singer, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1983)
  • 1919-12-03 Charles Craig, English operatic tenor, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1919-12-22 Lillian "Lil" Green, American blues singer and songwriter ("Romance In The Dark"), born in Mississippi (d. 1954) [some sources cite year of birth as 1901, and some 1910]
  • 1920-01-01 Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1920-01-03 Renato Carosone, Italian canzone napoletana singer, pianist, songwriter ("Tu vuò fà l'americano" - "You Want to Be American"), and accordionist, born in Naples, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1920-01-18 Constance Moore, American singer and actress (Buck Rogers; Show Business; Atlantic City), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • 1920-01-22 William Warfield, American concert bass-baritone singer and actor (Show Boat), born in West Helena, Arkansas (d. 2002)
  • 1920-04-17 Genevieve [Ginette Auger], French actress and singer (The Jack Paar Show), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • 1920-05-11 Beryl Bryden, British jazz/blues singer and washboard player, born in Norwich, Norfolk (d. 1998)
  • 1920-05-18 Lucia Mannucci, Italian jazz singer (Quartetto Cetra, 1947-88), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1920-05-20 Elizabeth "Betty" Driver, British singer and actress (Coronation Street, Pardon the Expression), born in Leicester, England (d. 2011)
  • 1920-05-21 Anthony Steel, British actor and singer (Malta Story, The Wooden Horse), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • 1920-05-23 Helen O'Connell, American big-band singer (Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - "Green Eyes"; "Anapola"), and TV host (Today Show, 1956-58), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1920-05-26 Peggy Lee [Norma Delores Egstrom], American singer ("Fever"; "Is That All There Is?"), songwriter ("Mañana"), and actress (Pete Kelly's Blues; Lady and the Tramp), born in Jamestown, North Dakota (d. 2002)
  • 1920-05-30 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), born in Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1920-06-11 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer and pianist, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • 1920-07-12 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1920-07-23 Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1999)
  • 1920-08-17 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), Ranelagh, County Dublin (d. 2015)
  • 1920-11-17 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer (d. 2005)
  • 1920-12-18 Rita Streich, German singer
  • 1920-12-19 "Little" Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Bolt, West Virginia (d. 2015)
  • 1920-12-31 Rex Allen, American actor and singer-songwriter known as the "the Arizona Cowboy" (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor), born in Willcox, Arizona (d. 1999)
  • 1921-01-31 Carol Channing, American actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Hello Dolly), singer and comedian, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2019)
  • 1921-01-31 Mario Lanza [Alfredo Arnold Cocozza], Italian-American actor and singer (Great Caruso; Toast of New Orleans), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • 1921-02-20 Mervin Shiner, American country singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1921-02-26 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1921-03-12 Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!; Carousel), born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1921-04-22 Philip "Gabby" Pahinui, Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and singer, born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (d. 1980)
  • 1921-04-23 Janet Blair [Martha Janet Lafferty], American singer and actress (Leave it to the Girls, Smith Family), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1921-05-03 Joe Ames, American singer and actor (The Ames Brothers Show), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1921-05-04 Virginia "Patsy" Garrett, American singer (Fred Waring's Pleasure Time), and actress (Nanny & the Professor), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1921-05-05 Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters) (d. 2008)
  • 1921-05-07 Gale Robbins [Betty Gale Murphy], American singer and actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1921-05-25 Kitty Kallen, American singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1921-06-08 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), born in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1921-07-13 Git Gay [Birgit Carp], Swedish revue director, actress and singer (Git Gay Show, Ge mig en lektion i kärlek), born in Karlshamn, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1921-08-08 Webb Pierce, American singer (In the Jailhouse Now), born in West Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1991)
  • 1921-09-08 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2001)
  • 1921-09-16 John Hendricks, American lyricist and singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1921-09-19 Billy Ward, American singer and songwriter (Billy Ward and his Dominoes), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2002)
  • 1921-12-22 Harold "Hawkshaw" Hawkins, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee; "Lonesome 7-7203"), born in Huntington, West Virginia (d. 1963)
  • 1922-01-16 Ernesto Bonino, Italian pop singer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 2008)
  • 1922-01-21 Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas, American singer (If?) and character actor (Kojak, On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Garden City New Jersey, (d. 1994)
  • 1922-02-16 Geraint Evans, Welsh bass-baritone opera singer (Knaben Wunderhorn), born in Cilfynydd, Wales (d. 1992)
  • 1922-02-17 Tommy Edwards, American R&B singer-songwriter ("It's All In The Game"), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1969)
  • 1922-03-24 Dave Appell, American musician, arranger, musical director (Ernie Kovacs), record producer (Charlie Gracie; The Orlons; Tony Orlando and Dawn), and songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1922-03-28 Felice Chiusano, Italian singer, born in Fondi, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1922-03-31 Richard Kiley, American singer and actor (Kismet; Man of La Mancha; Endless Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1922-04-01 Jimmie Lloyd [Logdon], American country and rockabilly singer ("I Got a Rocket in My Pocket"), born in Panther, Kentucky (d. 2001)

Person of interestDoris Day

1922-04-03 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), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2019)

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • 1922-04-05 Gale Storm [Josephine Owaissa Cottle], American singer ("I Hear You Knockin'"), and actress (My Little Margie; The Gale Storm Show), born in Bloomington, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1922-05-05 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1922-05-13 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)

Person of interestJudy Garland

1922-06-10 Judy Garland [Frances Gumm], American actress (The Wizard of Oz; Meet Me In St. Louis; Easter Parade), and singer ("Over The Rainbow"; "The Man That Got Away"), born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota (d. 1969)

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 1922-06-24 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1922-08-25 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer, songwriter and programmer, born in Hoogeveen, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • 1922-09-13 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), born in Texas City, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1922-09-20 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • 1922-09-24 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That's My Mama), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 1922-10-07 Martha Stewart [Haworth], American singer and actress (Daisy Kenyon, Doll Face), born in Bardwell, Kentucky
  • 1922-10-27 Poul Bundgaard, Danish comic actor (Olsen-banden films) and operetta singer (Royal Danish Theatre, 1958-73), born in Hellerup, Denmark (d. 1998)
  • 1922-12-08 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, born in Viper, Kentucky (d. 2015)
  • 1922-12-11 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer, born in Peristeri, Athens (d. 2005)
  • 1922-12-17 Hubert H A Beckers, Curacaoan opera singer
  • 1922-12-20 Denny Vaughan, Canadian pianist, singer, arranger and orchestra leader (The Smothers Brothers Show; Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972) [1]
  • 1923-01-01 Barbara Baxley, American actress and singer (Norma Rae, Countdown), born in Stockton, California (d. 1990)
  • 1923-01-20 Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian pop and jazz singer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2015)
  • 1923-01-20 (Ottis) "Slim" Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)

Weddings in Music

Weddings 401 - 416 of 416

  • 2016-11-11 Singer-songwriter Adrienne Bailon (33) weds musician Israel Houghton (45) at the Hotel Plaza Atheneel in Paris
  • 2017-02-27 Gossip Girl's star Penn Badgley (30) weds singer Domino Kirke in New York
  • 2017-03-12 Country music singer-songwriter and guitarist Frankie Ballard (34) weds Old Smokey Boots owner Christina Murphy
  • 2017-03-12 Actress and singer-songwriter Amanda Seyfried (31) weds actor Thomas Sadoski (40) in a private ceremony
  • 2017-04-15 Country music singer and songwriter Sam Hunt (32) weds Hannah Lee Fowler in Cedartown, Georgia
  • 2017-05-06 Country music singer Josh Gracin (36) weds partner Katie Weir in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2017-06-03 Actress, singer and Broadway star Bell Bundy (36) weds TBS executive Thom Hinkle at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California
  • 2017-09-16 Welsh singer Charlotte Church (31) marries musician Jonny Powell (30) in Cardiff

LoveWedding of Interest

2017-10-14 Country singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves marries Ruston Kelly in Tennessee

Singer Songwriter Kacey Musgraves
Singer Songwriter
Kacey Musgraves

LoveWedding of Interest

2018-01-08 Singer Ricky Martin reveals he has married Jwan Yosef

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Singer/Actor
Ricky Martin

LoveWedding of Interest

2018-11-23 Canadian singer Justin Bieber (24) confirms he has married American model Hailey Baldwin (22)

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber

LoveWedding of Interest

2018-11-28 Quentin Tarantino (55) marries singer and model Danielle Pick (35) in Los Angeles, California

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino

LoveWedding of Interest

2018-12-01 Singer Nick Jonas (26) and actress Priyanka Chopra (36) marry at Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur, India

Actress and Model Priyanka Chopra
Actress and Model
Priyanka Chopra
Singer-songwriter Nick Jonas
Singer-songwriter
Nick Jonas

LoveWedding of Interest

2018-12-30 Singer Miley Cyrus (26) marries actor Liam Hemsworth (28) in Franklin, Tennessee

Actress and Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress and Singer
Miley Cyrus
Actor Liam Hemsworth
Actor
Liam Hemsworth
  • 2019-05-01 Actress Sophie Turner (23) and singer Joe Jonas (29) are married by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas
  • 2019-08-31 Singer Ellie Goulding (32) marries art dealer Caspar Jopling (27) at York Minister in York, England

Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,752

  • 1985-02-07 Matt Monro [Terence Parsons], English pop singer ("Softly As I Leave You"), dies from liver cancer at 54
  • 1985-02-18 Willy Alberti [Carel Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), dies at 58
  • 1985-02-28 Ray Ellington, English singer (b. 1916)
  • 1985-03-29 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer-songwriter, The Singing Nun, commits suicide at 51
  • 1985-04-21 Irving Mills [Isadore Minsky], American jazz music publisher, manager (Duke Ellington, 1926-48), singer and lyricist, dies at 91
  • 1985-05-06 Julie Vega, Filipina child actress and singer, dies at 16
  • 1985-06-25 Connie "Pee Wee" Crayton, American R&B and blues guitarist and singer ("Do Unto Others"), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1985-08-12 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, dies in JAL 123 crash at 43
  • 1985-09-06 Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), dies at 70 of pneumonia
  • 1985-09-06 Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1985-09-06 Eurreal "Little Brother" Montgomery, American jazz, boogie-woogie and blues pianist, singer, and composer ("Crescent City Blues"), dies at 79
  • 1985-10-11 Tex Williams, American country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer
  • 1985-10-25 Morton Downey, singer (Star of the Family), dies at 83
  • 1985-11-24 Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
  • 1985-12-12 Anne Baxter, American actress, and singer (The Razor's Edge; All About Eve), dies of a stroke at 62
  • 1985-12-22 D. Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) (b. 1958)
  • 1986-01-14 Daniel Balavoine, French singer-songwriter, dies in a helicopter crash at 33
  • 1986-01-24 Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!, Carousel), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • 1986-03-22 Mark Dinning, American singer ("Teen Angel"), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 1986-03-31 O'Kelly Isley, American singer (Isley Brothers), dies of heart attack at 48
  • 1986-04-08 Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer, dies at 18
  • 1986-04-10 Linda Creed, American singer and songwriter ("The Greatest Love Of All"), dies of breast cancer at 37
  • 1986-04-13 Johnny Dollar, American country & rockabilly singer, commits suicide at 53
  • 1986-06-17 Kate Smith, American singer ("God Bless America"), dies at 78
  • 1986-07-03 Rudy Vallee, American singer (Vagabond Dreams), dies at 84
  • 1986-08-13 Caterina Jarboro, African-American opera singer and 1st black female performer to sing on opera stage in US, dies at 88
  • 1986-11-01 Sippie Wallace [Beulah Belle Thomas], American blues singer, (Women Be Wise) dies at 88
  • 1986-11-05 Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Robins, The Coasters) dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1986-11-08 Beatrice Kay, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78
  • 1986-11-22 Scatman Crothers [Benjamin], American actor, singer, dancer and musician (Chico and the Man, The Shining), dies at 76
  • 1986-12-01 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mine), dies at 61
  • 1986-12-03 Bob Howard, American singer and pianist (Sing it Again), dies at 80
  • 1986-12-10 Kate Wolf, folksinger (Back Roads), dies of leukemia at 44
  • 1987-01-10 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), dies at 67
  • 1987-01-14 Alton Purnell, American Dixieland jazz pianist, and singer, dies at 75
  • 1987-01-15 Dolores Hawkins, singer (Guy Mitchell Show), dies at 58
  • 1987-02-15 Jimmy Holiday, American singer (Baby I Love You), dies at 42
  • 1987-02-25 James Coco, American character actor and singer (Only When I Laugh, Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1987-03-21 Dean Paul Martin, Jr, American singer (Dino, Desi & Billy), and actor (Misfits of Science), dies in a military aircraft crash at 35
  • 1987-03-28 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer who inspired the "Sound of Music" (Trapp Family Singers), dies of heart failure at 82
  • 1987-04-19 Hugh Brannum, American actor and singer (Captain Kangaroo - "Mr. Green Jeans"; The Fred Waring Show - "Lumpy"), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1987-05-03 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], French-Italian actress (The Sixth Day), singer (Bambino), and Miss Egypt 1954, commits suicide at 54
  • 1987-05-04 Paul Butterfield, American blues singer and harmonica player (Paul Butterfield Blues Band; Better Days), dies of drug abuse at 44

Person of interestFred Astaire

1987-06-22 Fred Astaire [Austerlitz], American stage and screen tap dancer, singer ("Night And Day"; "Cheek To Cheek"; "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off"), and actor (Royal Wedding; Easter Parade; Swingtime), dies of pneumonia at 88

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • 1987-08-04 Kenny Price, American country singer (Walking on New Grass, Happy Tracks), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1987-09-23 O. B. McClinton, American country singer (Man needs a woman), dies at 47
  • 1987-10-13 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, dies at 58
  • 1987-11-06 Zohar Argov, Israeli singer, dies of accidental death at 32
  • 1987-11-17 Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81
  • 1987-12-12 Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • 1988-01-29 Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
  • 1988-02-13 John Curulewski, American rock guitarist and singer (Styx), dies of a brain aneurysm at 37
  • 1988-03-08 Amar Singh Chamkila [Dhanni Ram], Punjabi folk singer "The Elvis of Punjab" killed by unknown gunmen as he arrived for concert at age 26 [1]

Person of interestAndy Gibb

1988-03-10 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, performer and teen idol (Bee Gees-I Just Want to Be Your Everything), dies of myocarditis at 30

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1988-03-17 Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer, dies at 38
  • 1988-04-09 Dave Prater, American singer and musician (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
  • 1988-04-25 Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter, sister of Aretha, dies of cancer at 43
  • 1988-04-28 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer, dies at 38
  • 1988-05-05 George Rose, British actor and singer (Beacon Hill, Holocaust), dies at 68
  • 1988-05-06 Paul Wilson, American baritone doo-wop singer (Flamingos, 1952-64 - "Lovers Never Say Goodbye") dies at 53
  • 1988-06-24 Hibari Misora [Kazue Katō], Japanese pop singer ("Kawa no nagare no yō ni" - Like the Flow of the River), dies of heart failure at 52
  • 1988-07-18 Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground), dies at 43
  • 1988-08-08 Félix Leclerc, French Canadian singer and composer (Moi, mes souliers), dies at 74
  • 1988-08-26 Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer, dies at 30
  • 1988-08-28 Hazel Dawn, American singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
  • 1988-10-07 Billy Daniels, African-American jazz singer ("That Old Black Magic") and television pioneer (The Billy Daniels Show), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1988-10-19 Edward "Son" House, American delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Walking Blues"; "Preachin' The Blues"), dies of larynx cancer at 86
  • 1988-12-02 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1988-12-08 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, American baritone a cappella singer (Persuasions - "Street Corner Symphony"), dies at 44

Person of interestSylvester James Jr.

1988-12-16 Sylvester James Jr., American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), dies of complications from HIV/AIDS at 41

Singer-Songwriter Sylvester James Jr.
Singer-Songwriter
Sylvester James Jr.
  • 1988-12-22 Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies
  • 1989-01-08 Johnny Jordaan [Johannes van Musscher], Dutch pop and levenslied singer, dies at 64
  • 1989-02-04 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
  • 1989-02-04 Trevor Lucas, Australian folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Fairport Convention), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 1989-02-26 Melvin Moore, American jazz trumpeter, and singer, dies at 65
  • 1989-03-08 Stuart Hamblen, American singer and composer (This Ole House), dies at 80
  • 1989-03-10 Doc Green, American singer (The Drifters), dies at 54
  • 1989-04-12 Herbert Mills, American pop singer (The Mills Brothers - "Paper Doll"; "Lazy River"), dies at 77
  • 1989-04-22 Benjamin "Bull Moose" Jackson, American R&B saxophone player and singer ("Hurry, Hurry"), dies at 70
  • 1989-05-09 Keith Whitley, American country music singer ("Don't Close Your Eyes"), dies of alcohol poisoning at 33
  • 1989-05-15 Johnny Green, American singer (Body and Soul) and film score composer who won 5 Academy Awards, dies at 80
  • 1989-06-09 Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor, dies of kidney disease at 73
  • 1989-06-12 Lou Monte, American singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse), dies at 72
  • 1989-08-21 Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • 1989-10-22 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), dies at 74
  • 1989-11-05 Barry Sadler, American singer ("Ballad Of The Green Berets"), dies from complications of being shot at 49
  • 1989-11-06 Dickie Goodman, American parody singer (Flying Saucer), dies at 55
  • 1989-11-29 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], singer, dies at 56
  • 1989-12-14 Pattie Santos, American singer (It's a Beautiful Day), dies in a car accident at 40
  • 1990-01-20 Hayedeh, Persian singer (b. 1942)
  • 1990-02-14 Tony Holiday, German singer
  • 1990-02-24 Johnnie Ray, American singer (Cry), dies of liver failure at 61
  • 1990-03-19 Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)
  • 1990-04-03 Sarah Vaughan, American jazz singer, dies of lung cancer at 66
  • 1990-04-29 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction - "Grazin' in the Grass"), dies of a heart attack at 52

Person of interestSammy Davis Jr.

1990-05-16 Sammy Davis Jr., American vaudeville, stage, and screen dancer, singer ("The Candy Man"), actor (Ocean's 11), and Rat Pack member, dies of throat cancer at 64

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer, Actor and TV Host
Sammy Davis Jr.
  • 1990-06-03 Stiv Bators [Steven Bator], American punk rock singer and guitarist (The Dead Boys; The Lords of the New Church), dies from brain injury after being struck by a car in Paris, at 40
  • 1990-06-05 Jim Hodder, American drummer, and singer (Steely Dan, 1972-74), drowns in his home swimming pool at 42
  • 1990-06-07 Barbara Baxley, American stage and screen actress and singer (Norma Rae; Nashville; Countdown), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1990-06-21 June Christy, American jazz singer (Tampico), dies at 64

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