Famous Singers in History (Part 5)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 4,359

  • 1922-03-24 Dave Appell, singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour)
  • 1922-03-28 Felice Chiusano, Italian singer, born in Fondi, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1922-03-31 Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (Kismet, Man of La Mancha, Endless Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)

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 and actress (My Little Margie, 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 and singer (The Wizard of Oz), born in 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
  • 1922-12-08 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
  • 1923-01-01 Barbara Baxley, American actress and singer (Norma Rae, Countdown), born in Stockton, California (d. 1990)
  • 1923-01-20 Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2015)
  • 1923-01-20 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
  • 1923-01-21 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), born in Cadiz, Spain (d. 1995)
  • 1923-01-25 Rusty Draper, American country & pop singer, born in Kirksville, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1923-01-26 Anne Jeffreys [Annie Carmichael], American singer and actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1923-02-03 Alys Robi, Quebec singer
  • 1923-02-05 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), born in Keithville, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1923-03-25 Bonnie Guitar [Buckingham], American guitarist, singer and record executive (Dark Moon), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2019)
  • 1923-04-23 Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, South African singer (Manhattan Brothers) and actor
  • 1923-04-25 Albert King [Nelson], American blues guitarist and singer (BB King & Friends, Blues Alive), born in Indianola, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • 1923-04-28 Adele Mara [Adelaida Delgado], American actress, singer and dancer (Cool Million, Wheels), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • 1923-05-02 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • 1923-05-07 Anne Baxter, American actress, and singer (The Razor's Edge, All About Eve), born in Michigan City, Indiana (d. 1985)
  • 1923-05-18 Liam Sullivan, American singer and actor (Star Trek, The Magic Sword, Monroes), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1923-05-21 Doris Mae Akers, American gospel singer-songwriter (Sky Pilot Choir - Sweet, Sweet Spirit), born in Brookfield, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1923-07-06 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), born in Burgin, Kentucky (d. 1965)
  • 1923-07-10 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (Échame a mi la culpa), born in Huetamo de Núñez, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 2001)
  • 1923-07-22 Mukesh, Indian singer (d. 1976)
  • 1923-08-10 Rhonda Fleming [Marilyn Louis], American actress and singer nicknamed the "Queen of Technicolor" (Spellbound), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1923-08-14 Alice Ghostley, American singer and actress (Bewitched, Designing Women), born in Eve, Vernon County, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1923-08-15 Rose Marie [Mazzetta], American actress, comedienne and singer (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Doris Day Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923-08-20 Jim Reeves, American country singer and actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim), born in Panola County, Texas (d. 1964)

Person of interestHank Williams

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, American actress and singer (Babes in Toyland, Trapper John MD), born in Winfield, Kansas (d. 1980)
  • 1923-11-14 Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1924-01-01 Arthur Prysock, American jazz and R&B singer (I Didn't Sleep a Wink Last Night), born in was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1997) (or Jan 2, 1929)
  • 1924-01-03 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1924-01-08 Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1924-01-26 Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress, born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • 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 and songwriter, born in Deurne, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1924-03-29 Andrew Frierson, pioneering African American opera singer, born in Columbia, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • 1924-04-03 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, born in Bishopton, Glasgow (d. 1995)
  • 1924-04-18 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American blues singer (Mary is Fine), born in Vinton, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1924-04-21 Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
  • 1924-04-24 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • 1924-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in East Durnham, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1924-05-02 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer (contralto), born in Krommenie, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1924-05-02 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American folk singer and actor (The 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 (d. 1990)
  • 1924-05-22 Charles Aznavour [Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian], French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1924-05-22 Rita Vidaurri, American Ranchera singer, born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2019)
  • 1924-06-07 Dolores Gray [Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein], American singer and actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1924-06-08 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1924-06-29 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1924-07-02 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), born in Reedley, California (d. 1970)
  • 1924-07-13 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian singer
  • 1924-07-20 Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, A Cold Wind in August), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1924-07-22 Margaret Whiting, American singer (It Might As Well Be Spring, Time After Time), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • 1924-07-29 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1924-08-19 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1924-08-29 Dinah Washington, American singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • 1924-09-07 Bridie Gallagher, Irish 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)
  • 1924-09-16 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1924-09-20 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American 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, American singer (Stop the Music)
  • 1924-12-21 Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • 1924-12-24 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mine), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1986)
  • 1925-01-14 Louis Quilico, Canadian opera singer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)
  • 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)
  • 1925-02-09 Bobby Lewis, American rock and roll singer (Tossin' and Turnin'), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • 1925-02-13 Gene [Eugene] Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1925-04-04 Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer, born in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia (d. 2004)
  • 1925-04-30 Johnny Horton, American country music and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)
  • 1925-05-23 Malcolm "Mac" Wiseman, American bluegrass singer, born in Crimora, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • 1925-06-05 Dorothy Claire [Marietta Wright], American big band singer (Bobby Byrne, Winchell & Mahoney Show), born in Laporte, Indiana (d. 1982)
  • 1925-06-18 Herman "Ace" Wallace, Amercian blues guitarist and singer, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • 1925-06-25 Clifton Chenier, American blues singer (Bayou Blues), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • 1925-06-25 Ziggy Talent, American singer (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Manchester, New Hampshire (d. 1997)
  • 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, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 2013)
  • 1925-07-09 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1925-07-19 Sue Thompson [Eva Sue Mckee], American 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, born in Benton, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1925-09-03 Shoista Mullodzhanova, Shashmakom singer, born in Dushanbe, Tajik ASSR (d. 2010)
  • 1925-09-03 Hank Thompson, American country music singer (The Brazos Valley Boys), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2007)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,495

  • 1988-12-08 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, American singer (Persuasions-Good news), dies at 44
  • 1988-12-16 Sylvester [James Jr], American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), dies of complications from HIV and AIDS at 41
  • 1988-12-22 Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies
  • 1989-01-08 Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Dutch folk singer, dies at 64
  • 1989-02-04 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
  • 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 Singer (The Mills Brothers), dies at 77
  • 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 (b. 1915)
  • 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, singer (Green Berets), murdered at 49 in Murfreesboro Tn
  • 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), dies at 52
  • 1990-05-16 Sammy Davis Jr, American singer, dancer and actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), dies of throat cancer at 64
  • 1990-06-07 Barbara Baxley, American actress and singer (Norma Rae, Countdown), dies at 67 of a heart attack
  • 1990-06-21 June Christy, American jazz singer (Tampico), dies at 64
  • 1990-07-02 Snooky Lanson [Roy Landman], American singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee), dies at 76
  • 1990-07-07 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer, dies at 32
  • 1990-07-18 Gerry Boulet, Quebec rock singer (b. 1946)
  • 1990-07-23 Robert Sommer, singer, dies of liver failure at 42
  • 1990-08-17 Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (Hello Dolly), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1990-08-18 Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b. 1938)
  • 1990-09-14 Wime de Craene, Flemish singer and composer, dies at 40
  • 1990-11-05 Bobby Scott, American composer, arranger and jazz singer (He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1990-11-10 Lisa Kirk, US Broadway-singer, dies
  • 1990-11-10 Ronnie Dyson, American singer (Salvation-I Don't Wanna Cry), dies at 40
  • 1990-11-12 Nico Haak, Dutch singer (Foxy Foxtrot), dies
  • 1990-12-07 Dee Clark, American singer (Raindrops), dies at 52
  • 1990-12-08 Pony Sherrell Metcalf, NY, singer, dies of heart attack
  • 1990-12-18 Connie Russell, American singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large), dies at 67
  • 1991-02-06 Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 1991-02-09 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, dies at 59
  • 1991-02-24 Webb Pierce, US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1991-02-26 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer/songwriter, dies at 75
  • 1991-03-02 Serge Gainsbourg, Russian-French singer (Ford Mustang), dies at 62
  • 1991-03-14 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter (Save the Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
  • 1991-03-22 Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1991-04-08 Dead (musician), Swedish metal singer (b. 1969)
  • 1991-05-03 Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer and composer (b. 1907)
  • 1991-05-24 [Harold Eugene] Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds), dies from natural causes brought on by bleeding ulcer at 46
  • 1991-06-01 David Ruffin, American soul musician and early lead singer for The Temptations (My Girl, Ain't Too Proud to Beg), dies of drug overdose at 50
  • 1991-06-09 Max van Praag, Dutch singer, dies at 77
  • 1991-06-16 Vicky Brown, American 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, American country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
  • 1991-09-10 Yves Montand [Ivo Livi], Italian-French actor and singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1991-09-24 Peter Bellamy, English folk singer, commits suicide at 47
  • 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 music singer and actor (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

Person of interestFreddie Mercury

1991-11-24 Freddie Mercury [Farrokh Bulsara], British singer-songwriter (Queen), dies of AIDS at 45

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • 1991-12-10 Headman Tshabalala, South African singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), shot and killed at 44
  • 1992-01-19 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), dies at 60
  • 1992-01-25 Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
  • 1992-02-21 Eva A Jessye, American 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, English actor and 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 and 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

Person of interestMarlene Dietrich

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
  • 1992-05-15 Barbara Lee, American singer (Chiffons, He's So Fine), dies at 44
  • 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
  • 1992-06-27 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), dies at 84
  • 1992-07-02 Camarón de la Isla [José Monge Cruz], Spanish flamenco singer, dies at 41
  • 1992-07-05 Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
  • 1992-07-25 Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor (Trading Places, Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1992-07-26 Mary Wells, American 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

Person of interestAnthony Perkins

1992-09-12 Anthony Perkins, American actor and singer (Psycho, Friendly Persuasion, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), dies from AIDS at 60

  • 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