Famous Singers in History (Part 7)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 5,177

  • 1925-10-22 Dory Previn [Dorothy Veronica Langan], singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings and Iguanas), born in Woodbridge, New Jersey, (d. 2012)
  • 1925-11-04 Kjerstin Dellert, Swedish opera singer, born in Stockholm (d. 2018)
  • 1925-11-20 June Christy, American jazz singer (Tampico), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1925-12-03 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose; Gone), born in Desloge, Missouri (d. 2011)

Person of interestSammy Davis Jr.

1925-12-08 Sammy Davis Jr., American vaudeville, stage, and screen singer ("The Candy Man"), dancer, actor (Ocean's 11), and Rat Pack member, born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer, Actor and TV Host
Sammy Davis Jr.
  • 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 Mohammed Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer, born in Kotla Sultan Singh, India (d. 1980)
  • 1925-12-24 Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli singer (Road to Jerusalem, Don't Say Goodbye, Say I will see You), born in Mandatory Palestine (d. 2012)
  • 1925-12-28 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), born in Ulm, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1926-01-03 Danny Overbea, American rock singer and guitarist (40 Cups of Coffee), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1926-01-12 Ray Price, American country singer (Good Times), born in Perryville, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1926-01-18 Bobby Edwards [Moncrief], American country singer-songwriter ("You're The Reason"), born in Anniston, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1926-01-26 Ronnie Hilton, British radio presenter and singer (Moonraker), born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2001)
  • 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, American actress and singer (South Pacific; The Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1926-03-27 Frankie Ervin, American R&B singer (The Three Blazers - "Dragnet Blues"; The Shields - "You Cheated"), born in Blythe, California (d. 2009)
  • 1926-04-10 Junior Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Cumming, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • 1926-04-12 Jane Withers, American actress, model, and singer (All Together Now, Josephine the plumber), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1926-04-14 Gloria Jean, American actress and singer (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1926-04-22 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, (Facts Of Life - "Edna"), comedian, singer and dancer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2018)
  • 1926-05-20 Vic Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1926-06-01 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • 1926-06-07 Dick Williams, American singer and choral director (Andy Williams Show), born in Wall Lake, Iowa (d. 2018)
  • 1926-06-11 Brother Dave Gardner, American comedian, drummer and singer, born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 1983)
  • 1926-06-30 Peter Alexander [Ferdinand Maximilian Neumayer], Austrian actor and singer (Who Wants to Sleep?), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2011)
  • 1926-07-14 Harry Dean Stanton, American actor, musician, and singer (Lucky, Alien, Cool Hand Luke, The Godfather Part II), born in West Irvine, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1926-07-19 Helen Gallagher, American singer, dancer and actress (Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-07-21 Queenie Watts [Mary Spenton], British singer and actress (Up the Junction, Holiday on the Buses), born in London, England (d. 1980)

Person of interestTony Bennett

1926-08-03 Tony Bennett [Benedetto], American singer (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), born in Far Rockaway, 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, English jazz and blues singer, born in Liverpool, England (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 and actress, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2018)
  • 1926-09-07 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1926-09-21 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela, Chann Way), born in Kasur, Punjab, British India (d. 2000)
  • 1926-09-26 Julie London, American singer and actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), born in Santa Rosa, California (d. 2000)
  • 1926-10-06 Alan Copeland, American orchestra leader and singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926-10-10 Oscar Brown, American singer and songwriter (Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1926-10-14 Willy Alberti [Carel Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1985)

Person of interestChuck Berry

1926-10-18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], American rock n' roll guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll Over Beethoven), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry
  • 1926-10-19 Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
  • 1926-10-25 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer (Britten's "War Requiem"), born in Leningrad, Russia (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 [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2003)
  • 1927-01-10 Johnnie Ray, American pop singer (Cry), born in Dallas, Oregon (d. 1990)
  • 1927-01-17 Eartha Kitt, American singer (Santa Baby), dancer, activist, and actress (Batman - "Catwoman"), born in North, South Carolina (d. 2008)
  • 1927-01-25 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter & composer (Getz/Gilberto), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1994)
  • 1927-02-03 Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, born in Waterford (d. 2015)
  • 1927-02-07 Juliette Gréco, French singer (Sous le ciel de Paris) and actress, born in Montpellier, France (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1927-02-22 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 1927-03-01 Harry Belafonte, Jamaican-American calypso singer ("Banana Boat Song"; actor (Buck & the Preacher), and human rights activist , born in Harlem, New York
  • 1927-03-01 Lusine Amara, opera/concert singer
  • 1927-03-05 John "Jack" Cassidy, American singer and actor (Oscar-He & She, The Eiger Sanction), born in Richmond Hill, Virginia (d. 1976)
  • 1927-03-15 Carl Smith, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Maynardville, Tennessee
  • 1927-03-18 Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey, American Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, born near Pleasant Grove, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1927-04-01 Amos Milburn, American R&B singer and pianist ("One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1927-04-16 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), born in Kingston, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1927-04-19 Don Barbour, American singer (The Four Freshmen), born in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana (d. 1961)
  • 1927-04-22 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer and one of the pioneers of Jamaican ska music, born in Cuba (d. 2005)
  • 1927-06-13 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • 1927-07-02 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1927-07-05 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1927-07-06 Nilo Soruco, Bolivian singer and songwriter, born in Tarija, Bolivia (d. 2004)
  • 1927-07-07 Charlie Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer (Louvin Brothers)
  • 1927-07-09 Ed Ames [Edmund Dantes Urick], American popular singer and actor (Ames Brothers, My Cup Runneth Over), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1927-07-27 Guy Carawan, American folk singer and folklorist (popularized "We Shall Overcome"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1927-08-12 Porter Wagoner, American country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come, "A Satisfied Mind"), born in West Plains, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1927-08-29 Marion Williams, American gospel singer (Stars of Faith), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1994)
  • 1927-09-01 Tommy Evans, R&B singer (Drifters)
  • 1927-09-24 Richard Swift, American singer and songwriter (The Black Keys), born in California (d. 2018)
  • 1927-10-07 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor (Here in My Heart, The Godfather), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • 1927-10-08 Gigi Durston, American singer (Sonny Kendis Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1927-10-24 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, born in Toulon, France (d. 2001)
  • 1927-10-25 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • 1927-10-28 Dame Cleo Laine, British actress and jazz-pop singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England
  • 1927-10-31 Anita Kerr, American singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1927-11-07 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), born in Margam, Wales (d. 2007)

Person of interestPatti Page

1927-11-08 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American singer (Tennessee Waltz), born in Claremore, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 1927-11-08 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer", born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • 1927-11-08 Ivo Vinco, Italian operatic bass singer, born in Verona, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1927-11-11 Mose Allison, American jazz and blues piano player, singer, and composer ("Everybody's Cryin' Mercy"; "Your Mind Is on Vacation"), born in Tippo, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1927-12-03 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1997)

Person of interestAndy Williams

1927-12-03 Andy Williams, American pop singer ("Moon River"; "Days of Wine and Roses"), born in Wall Lake, Iowa (d. 2012)

Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams
  • 1927-12-23 Pinocchio James, American jazz singer (Lionel Hampton Revue), born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1928-01-09 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)
  • 1928-01-12 Ruth Brown, American actress & singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1928-02-15 (Mary) Norma Procter, British contralto singer, born in Cleethorpes, Engand (d. 2017)
  • 1928-02-17 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer (La Divina Infiel, The Shadow of the Bat), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2013)
  • 1928-02-26 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress (Lights of My City, Act of the Heart), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1928-02-29 McHenry Boatwright, American operatic singer, born in Tennille, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • 1928-03-08 Judy Johnson, singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1928-03-09 Keely Smith [Dorothy Keely], American jazz and pop singer (w/ husband Louis Prima -"That Old Black Magic"; "I Wish You Love"), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • 1928-03-10 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), born in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1928-03-26 Carole Carr [Carless], British singer and actress (Down Among the Z Men), born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • 1928-03-30 John Heddle Nash, English operatic singer, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1928-04-02 Serge Gainsbourg, Russian-French singer (Ford Mustang), born in Paris (d. 1991)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,748

  • 1993-06-05 Conway Twitty [Harold Jenkins], American country and rockabilly singer-songwriter ("Linda On My Mind"; "Honky Tonk Heroes"), dies in surgery at 59
  • 1993-06-09 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • 1993-06-09 Arthur Alexander, American singer-songwriter ("Lonely Just Like Me"), whose songs were covered by The Beatles ("Anna"), The Rolling Stones ("You Better Move On"), and Bob Dylan ("Sally Sue Brown"), dies of a heart attack at 53 [1]
  • 1993-06-28 GG [Jesus Christ] Allin, American punk rock singer, dies of accidental heroin overdose at 36
  • 1993-06-29 Héctor Lavoe [Pérez], Puerto Rican salsa singer dies of complications from AIDS at 46
  • 1993-07-07 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • 1993-07-21 Richard Tee, American pianist, singer and arranger (Slip' Slidin' Away, In Your Eyes), dies of prostate cancer at 49
  • 1993-08-17 Johnny Sayles, American soul singer ("I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1993-08-17 Phil Seymour, American rock and power pop musician, singer, and songwriter (The Dwight Twilley Band), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • 1993-08-26 Rockin Dopsie Sr [Alton Jay Rubin], American Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1993-09-05 René Klijn, Dutch singer (Mr Blue), dies of AIDS at 30)
  • 1993-09-07 Lefty Dizz [Walter Williams], American Chicago-style blues guitarist and singer, dies of esophageal cancer at 56
  • 1993-09-09 Helen O'Connell, American big-band singer (Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - "Green Eyes"; "Anapola"), and TV host (Today Show, 1956-58), 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
  • 1993-12-10 Alice Tully, American singer and patroness (Carnegie Hall), dies at 91
  • 1993-12-12 Mary Jarred, British mezzo-soprano and contralto singer (The Rake's Progress), dies at 94
  • 1994-01-09 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
  • 1994-01-15 Harry Nilsson, American pop and rock singer-songwriter ("Everybody's Talkin'"; " One"; "Without You"), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 1994-01-22 Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas, American singer (If?) and character actor (Kojak, On Her Majesty's Secret Service), dies of prostate cancer at 72
  • 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

Person of interestDinah Shore

1994-02-24 Dinah Shore, American singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), actress and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show, Nabisco DS Championship), dies of ovarian cancer at 76

Singer, Actress and TV Personality Dinah Shore
Singer, Actress and TV Personality
Dinah Shore
  • 1994-02-24 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, dies at 87
  • 1994-02-27 Roosevelt Holts, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 89
  • 1994-03-03 Karel Kryl, Czechoslovak folk singer, dies at 49
  • 1994-03-06 Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
  • 1994-03-06 Moses Rascoe, American blues singer, dies at 77
  • 1994-03-22 Dan Hartman, American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer (Edgar Winter Group - "Free Ride; solo- "I Can Dream About You"; James Brown -"Living In America") dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at 43
  • 1994-04-04 Virginia "Ginny" Simms, American actress and singer (Night and Day, Kay Kyser Band), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • 1994-04-07 Lee Brilleaux, British R&B singer, harmonica player, and guitarist (Dr. Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • 1994-04-19 Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 57
  • 1994-05-06 Haskell Sadler, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 59
  • 1994-05-11 Danny Overbea, American rock singer and guitarist ("Forty Cups of Coffee"), 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, British bass-baritone singer, dies at 94
  • 1994-06-06 Johnny Downs, American stage and screen actor, dancer, singer, and TV host, (Our Gang; Swing, Sister, Swing!), dies of cancer at 80
  • 1994-06-08 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), dies at 76
  • 1994-07-02 Marion Williams, American gospel singer (Stars of Faith), 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, American soul singer (The Monkey Time), dies at 55
  • 1994-09-08 Edna Manilow, mother of singer Barry Manilow, dies at 70 of cancer
  • 1994-09-22 Mattie Moss Clark, gospel Singer, dies at 69
  • 1994-09-23 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, dies of heart failure at 42
  • 1994-09-28 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer and musician (b. 1953)
  • 1994-09-29 Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer, murdered at 26
  • 1994-09-29 John Heddle Nash, English operatic singer, dies at 68
  • 1994-10-02 Harriet (Hilliard) Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder], American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; Follow the Fleet), dies of heart failure at 85 [1]
  • 1994-10-26 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), dies at 65
  • 1994-11-05 McHenry Boatwright, American operatic singer, dies at 66
  • 1994-11-10 Carmen McRae, American jazz singer and pianist, dies at about 73
  • 1994-11-16 Chester Dino Powers Valenti, singer/Songwriter, dies at 57
  • 1994-11-16 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer, dies at 83
  • 1994-11-16 Harvey Watkins, gospel Singer, dies at 64
  • 1994-11-22 L V Johnson Singer, dies
  • 1994-11-22 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), dies at 68
  • 1994-11-26 Nimrod Workman, folksinger, dies at 99
  • 1994-12-08 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter and composer (Getz/Gilberto), dies from pulmonary embolism at 67
  • 1994-12-14 Mary Ann McCall, American singer, dies at 75
  • 1994-12-24 Buddy Ace, American Texas blues singer, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1994-12-29 Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58
  • 1995-01-01 Ted Hawkins, American singer & guitarist (The Next Hundred Years), dies of a stroke at 58
  • 1995-01-14 Ruby Starr [Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak], American rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas), dies of brain tumor at 44
  • 1995-01-15 Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops), dies at 61
  • 1995-01-16 William Dillard, American jazz trumpeter and Broadway singer dies from complications of Lupus, at 83 [1]
  • 1995-01-19 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • 1995-01-23 Bill Horton, American doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes - "Get A Job"), dies at 65
  • 1995-02-03 Turner Fodrell, American blues and folk singer, and guitarist, dies at 66
  • 1995-02-17 Uta Graf, German born American singer and teacher, dies at 80
  • 1995-02-28 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
  • 1995-03-05 (Victor) "Vivian" Stanshall, British singer and comic songwriter (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - "I'm The Urban Spaceman"; Magical Mystery Tour), dies in a fire at his home, at 51
  • 1995-03-06 Delroy Wilson, Jamaican singer, dies at 46
  • 1995-03-17 Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
  • 1995-03-18 Charles Drain, American soul singer, dies at 65
  • 1995-03-23 Alan Barton, English singer (Smokie, Black Lace), dies in a bus crash at 41
  • 1995-03-23 Ripley L. Ingram, American singer, dies at 65
  • 1995-03-29 Jimmy McShane, Irish singer (Baltimora - "Tarzan Boy"), dies of AIDS at 37
  • 1995-03-31 Selena [Quintanilla-Pérez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), killed by a fan at 23
  • 1995-04-14 Burl Ives, American folk singer (A Holly Jolly Christmas), and actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies from complications of mouth cancer at 85
  • 1995-04-23 Lonesome Sundown [Cornelius Green III], American blues singer & guitarist, dies at 66

Person of interestGinger Rogers

1995-04-25 Ginger Rogers, American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1995-05-06 Leonard "Red" Truss, American R&B singer (The Steelers - "Get It From The Bottom"), dies at 47
  • 1995-05-08 Teresa Teng [Li-chun], Taiwanese pop singer("Aijin"; "The Power Of Love"; "Airport"), and actress, dies from a severe asthma attack at 42
  • 1995-05-15 Perry Lederman, folk singer, dies at 52
  • 1995-05-16 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
  • 1995-05-17 Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, South African singer (Manhattan Brothers) and actor, dies at 72
  • 1995-05-25 Dick Curless, American country music singer-songwriter ("A Tombstone Every Mile"), dies of stomach cancer at 63
  • 1995-06-07 "Sheikh" Imam [Eissa], Egyptian folk and protest singer-songwriter, dies at 76
  • 1995-06-11 Lovelace Watkins, American singer known as "The Black Sinatra" (The Big, Big Voice of Lovelace Watkins), dies of leukemia at 58

Famous Singers