Famous Singers in History (Part 8)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 5,175

  • 1928-04-04 Monty Norman, English singer and film composer (James Bond Theme), born in London
  • 1928-04-05 Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters, 1953-59 - "Only You"; "The Great Pretender"), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • 1928-04-10 Rosco Gordon, American R&B pianist, singer, and songwriter ("Booted"; "No More Doggin'"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2002)
  • 1928-05-03 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), born in Spencer, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1928-05-14 Will "Dub" Jones, American bass singer (The Coasters - "Charlie Brown"), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • 1928-05-22 Roscoe Robinson, American gospel and soul singer, born in Dermott, Arkansas
  • 1928-05-23 Rosemary Clooney, American singer ("Come On-a My House"), and actress (White Christmas), born in Maysville, Kentucky (d. 2002)
  • 1928-05-23 Jeannie Carson [Shufflebottom], British-born comedian, actress, singer and dancer (As Long as They're Happy; An Alligator Named Daisy), born in Yorkshire, England
  • 1928-05-23 Pauline Julien, Canadian singer-songwriter, social and political activist, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1928-06-12 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1928-07-08 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1928-07-09 Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1928-07-12 Barbara Cowsill, singer and mother of The Cowsills, born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1985)
  • 1928-08-10 Eddie Fisher, American singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1928-08-10 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), born in Plainview, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1928-08-16 Ann Blyth, American actress and singer (Kismet, Mildred Pierce), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1928-08-16 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican-American blues guitarist, singer and harmonica player (Have Mercy On Me), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2011)
  • 1928-08-30 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Singers; Stand Up And Cheer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • 1928-09-28 Naphtali Kupferberg, singer (Fugs)
  • 1928-09-28 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", born in Millington, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • 1928-11-11 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist and blues singer, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1928-11-15 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer, born in Audubon, Iowa
  • 1928-11-25 James "Jimmy" Johnson, American gospel and blues singer and guitarist, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • 1928-11-25 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), born in Aiken, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1928-12-12 Lonesome Sundown [Cornelius Green III], American blues singer and guitarist, born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1928-12-15 Jerry Wallace, American country and pop singer ("Primrose Lane"; "If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry"), born in Guilford, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • 1928-12-20 Charles Donald Adams, British bass-baritone opera singer (D'Oyly Carte Opera Company,; Gilbert and Sullivan For All), born in Bristol, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1928-12-23 Chronis Aidonidis, Greek singer, born in Karoti, Greece
  • 1928-12-31 Ross Barbour, American singer (4 Freshmen), born in Columbus, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1929-01-05 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1929-01-14 Billy Walker, American country music singer and guitarist ("Charlie's Shoes"), born in Ralls, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1929-01-22 (Elijah) Doug Quattlebaum, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter (Softee Man Blues), born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1929-02-17 Dame Patricia Routledge, British stage and screen actress and singer (Keeping Up Appearances; Talking Heads: A Lady of Letters), born in Tranmere, Birkenhead
  • 1929-02-22 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), born in Altadena, California (d. 2016)
  • 1929-02-28 Joseph Rouleau, French-Canadian bass opera singer (Royal Opera), born in Matane, Quebec (d. 2019)
  • 1929-03-05 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, born in Monticello, Mississippi (d. 1967)
  • 1929-03-13 Jan Howard [Lula Grace Johnson], American country music singer and songwriter (For Loving You), born in West Plains, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • 1929-04-01 Jane Powell, American singer and actress (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1929-04-06 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress (Touch Of Evil; Bob Cummings Show), and nightclub singer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1972)
  • 1929-04-08 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A--), born in Schaerbeek, Brussels (d. 1978)
  • 1929-04-08 Walter Berry, Austrian singer, ex-husband of Christa Ludwig
  • 1929-04-16 Roy Hamilton, American singer (You'll Never Walk Alone), born in Leesburg, Georgia (d. 1969)
  • 1929-04-24 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, born in Gajanur, Madras, India (d. 2006)
  • 1929-05-01 Sonny James [James Loden], country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), born in Hackelburg, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1929-05-06 Leon Hughes, American singer (The Coasters - "Young Blood"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1929-06-09 Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], rhythm and blues singer ("My Song"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)

Person of interestJune Carter Cash

1929-06-23 June Carter Cash, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 1929-07-09 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter (Summer Wine, These Boots Are Made For Walkin'), born in Mannford, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • 1929-07-09 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia
  • 1929-07-30 Christine McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1929-08-04 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, born in Khandwa, Central Provinces, British (d. 1987)
  • 1929-08-12 Buck Owens [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1929-08-14 Lorez Alexandria [Taylor] American jazz and gospel singer (Alexandria the Great), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1929-08-18 Hugues Aufray, French singer
  • 1929-08-24 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones - "Life Is But A Dream"), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1929-09-09 Claude Nougaro, French jazz singer and songwriter, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2004)
  • 1929-09-13 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer, born in Velingrad, Bulgaria (d. 2004)
  • 1929-09-28 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer, born in Indore, British India
  • 1929-10-04 Leroy Van Dyke, American country singer (Walk on By), born in Mora, Missouri
  • 1929-10-26 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • 1929-11-24 Eileen Barton, singer (Broadway Open House), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-11-26 Betta St John [Betty Jean Striegler], American actress, singer and dancer (Dream Wife, Corridors of Blood), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1929-11-28 Clarence Fountain, American Grammy Award-winning gospel singer (The Blind Boys of Alabama), born in Tyler, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • 1929-12-25 Bill Horton, American doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes - "Get A Job"), born in Hickory, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1929-12-25 Chris Kenner, R&B singer (I Like it Like That), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • 1929-12-26 Régine, French singer and nightclub owner
  • 1930-01-02 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1930-01-05 Richard Hayes, American actor & singer (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1930-01-10 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, American blues singer, born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • 1930-01-12 Glenn Yarborough, American folk singer & guitarist (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2016)
  • 1930-01-13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1930-01-23 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), (d. 1969)
  • 1930-01-27 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
  • 1930-03-02 John Cullum, American singer and actor (Hamlet; 1776; Hawaii; Northern Exposure - "Holling"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1930-03-10 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
  • 1930-03-19 Bill Henderson, American jazz singer ("Señor Blues"), and actor (Dreams - "Torpedo"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1930-03-21 James Coco, American character actor (Only When I Laugh; Murder by Death), and singer (Man of La Mancha), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1930-03-28 Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer, born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire
  • 1930-03-30 Rolf Harris, Australian-British comedian, actor, painter, singer-songwriter ("Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", television personality, and convicted sex offender, born in Bassendean, Western Australia
  • 1930-04-01 Grace Lee Whitney, American singer and actress (Star Trek - "Yeoman Rand"), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1930-04-12 Betty Clooney, American singer (Jack Paar Show), born in Maysville, Kentucky (d. 1976)
  • 1930-04-18 Clive Revill, New Zealand singer and actor (Legend of Hell House), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1930-05-01 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, born in Marksville, Louisiana (d. 1968)
  • 1930-05-05 Joyce Collins, American jazz and film and television session pianist, singer, and educator, born in Battle Mountain, Nevada (d. 2010)
  • 1930-06-01 Edward Woodward, British singer and actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • 1930-06-03 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer ("Where Flamingos Fly"; "Sex Is A Misdemeanor") , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1930-06-04 Morgana King [Messina], American jazz singer ("Dindi"; "It's A Quiet Thing"), and actress (The Godfather; The Godfather Part II), born in Pleasantville, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1930-06-09 Barbara [Monique Andrée Serf], French singer ("L'Aigle noir"), born in Paris, France (d. 1997)
  • 1930-06-12 Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), born in Sylacauga, Alabama (d. 2017)
  • 1930-06-30 June Valli, American singer (Your Hit Parade), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1930-07-14 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Rhoda-Winds of War, The Helen Morgan Story), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • 1930-07-20 Sally Ann Howes, British singer and actress (Truly Scrumptious-Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Brigadoon), born in London, England
  • 1930-07-25 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Twisted") and actress, born in London (d. 2020)
  • 1930-08-01 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie, The Wiz), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2014)
  • 1930-08-13 Don Ho, Hawaiian-American pop and Hawaiian music singer ("Tiny Bubbles"; "Ain't No Big Thing!"), born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2007)

Person of interestRay Charles

1930-09-23 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist who pioneered soul music (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2004)

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • 1930-09-28 Tommy Collins [Leonard Sipes], country singer (Don't Growl)
  • 1930-09-29 Billy Strange [William], singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)

Person of interestRichard Harris

1930-10-01 Richard Harris, Irish actor (Man Called Horse) and singer (MacArthur Park), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2002)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • 1930-10-14 Robert Parker, American saxophonist and soul singer (Barefootin'), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,748

  • 1995-06-19 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, dies at 71
  • 1995-06-27 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 61
  • 1995-06-30 Phyllis Hyman, American jazz singer (Prime of My Life), committed suicide at 45
  • 1995-07-04 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress, comedian, singer and socialite (Green Acres, Gigi), dies at 76
  • 1995-07-12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, dies at 69
  • 1995-07-20 Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, singer, dies at 85
  • 1995-07-23 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • 1995-07-24 Jerry Lordan, English singer and composer (Wonderful Land), dies at 61
  • 1995-07-25 Charlie Rich, American country singer (Lonely Weekends), dies at 62
  • 1995-07-27 Doris Mae Akers, American gospel singer-songwriter (Sky Pilot Choir - Sweet, Sweet Spirit), dies at 72
  • 1995-08-11 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), dies of heart failure at 91
  • 1995-08-13 Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84
  • 1995-08-20 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), dies at 75
  • 1995-08-24 Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
  • 1995-08-25 R B Hudmon, R&B/Soul Singer, dies at 41
  • 1995-08-26 Ronald "Ronnie" White, American singer (The Miracles - "Shop Around"), dies of leukaemia at 57
  • 1995-09-01 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 1995-09-19 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, blues SInger, dies at 63
  • 1995-09-21 Vernell Townsend, blues/gospel singer, dies at 64
  • 1995-09-23 Lawrence "Booker T." Laury, American boogie-woogie and blues pianist and singer, dies at 81
  • 1995-10-20 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65
  • 1995-10-21 Maxene Andrews, American singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy), dies of heart attack at 79
  • 1995-11-04 Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, dies of lymphatic cancer at 50
  • 1995-11-07 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • 1995-11-08 Country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40
  • 1995-11-17 Alan Hull, singer/composer, dies at 50
  • 1995-11-19 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), dies at 83
  • 1995-11-19 Shirley Bergeron, singer/guitarist, dies at 62
  • 1995-11-21 Smilin' Jim Eames, singer/songwriter, dies at 71
  • 1995-12-10 Darren Robinson, singer, dies at 28
  • 1995-12-11 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), dies at 82
  • 1995-12-11 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), dies at 75
  • 1995-12-13 Nancy LaMott, American singer, dies of cancer at 43

Person of interestDean Martin

1995-12-25 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer ("That's Amore"; "Everybody Loves Somebody"; "Sway"), comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), dies of throat cancer at 78

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • 1996-01-01 Hamish Imlach, Scottish folk-comic singer-songwriter ("Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice"), dies at 55
  • 1996-01-05 Danny White, American singer and bandleader, dies at 84
  • 1996-01-17 Robert Covington, American drummer and singer, dies at 54
  • 1996-01-17 Mostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (b. 1953)
  • 1996-01-20 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 63
  • 1996-02-13 Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist, dies at 91
  • 1996-02-14 Taiguara [Chalar da Silva], Brazilian singer and songwriter, dies at 50
  • 1996-02-15 Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1996-02-16 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, American blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • 1996-02-17 Evelyn Laye, English actress and singer (Sun Child), dies at 95
  • 1996-02-17 Gus Hardin [Carolyn Ann Blankenship], American country singer, dies at 50
  • 1996-03-01 (Elijah) Doug Quattlebaum, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter (Softee Man Blues), dies at 67
  • 1996-03-08 Paul Harrhy, actor and opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
  • 1996-03-09 George Burns, American comedian, actor and singer (Burns and Allen), dies at 100
  • 1996-03-11 Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1996-03-16 Joseph Lee Pope, singer, dies at 62
  • 1996-03-17 Terry Stafford, American singer (b. 1941)
  • 1996-03-24 Maria Lucia Beltran Alcayaga, singer, dies at 66
  • 1996-03-31 Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer and songwriter (The Gun Club), dies at 37
  • 1996-04-02 Guitar Gabriel [Robert Lewis Jones], American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 70
  • 1996-04-06 Nadieh [Karin Meis], Dutch singer, guitarist and composer (Haifa Blue) dies from a pulmonary embolism and breast cancer at 37
  • 1996-04-08 (Charles) Donald Adams, British bass-baritone opera singer (D'Oyly Carte Opera Company,; Gilbert and Sullivan For All), dies of a brain tumor at 67
  • 1996-05-11 Bruce Boyce, Canadian-born American singer & teacher, dies at 85
  • 1996-05-11 Walter Hyatt, American singer-songwriter (Uncle Walt's Band), dies in a plane crash in the Florida Everglades at 46
  • 1996-05-18 Kevin Gilbert, American singer, composer and instrumentalist (Toy Matinee; Tuesday Night Music Club), dies of accidental asphyxiation at 29
  • 1996-06-09 Walter Pardon, British folk singer and carpenter, dies at 81

Person of interestElla Fitzgerald

1996-06-15 Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz, swing, pop, and blues singer, known as "The First Lady of Song" (Verve "Songbook" series), dies from a stroke at 78

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1996-07-22 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), dies of cancer at 43
  • 1996-07-28 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 48
  • 1996-08-01 Frida Boccara, French singer, dies at 55
  • 1996-08-20 Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), dies at 46
  • 1996-09-02 Ljuba Welitsch, opera singer, dies at 83
  • 1996-09-09 Bill Monroe, American singer known as the "Father of Bluegrass" (Blue Moon of Kentucky), dies at 84
  • 1996-09-13 Silas Roy Crain, American singer, Founder of Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet, dies at 85
  • 1996-09-15 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), dies at 85
  • 1996-09-22 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 1996-09-24 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1996-11-02 Eva Cassidy, American singer, dies of cancer at 33
  • 1996-11-26 Dame Joan Hood Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, dies at 84
  • 1996-12-05 Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91
  • 1996-12-09 Patty Donahue, American new wave rock singer (The Waitresses - "I Know What Boys Like"; "Christmas Wrapping), dies of lung cancer at 40
  • 1996-12-10 Faron Young, American country singer ("Hello Walls"; "It's Four in the Morning"), and actor (Hidden Guns; Daniel Boone, Trailblazer), commits suicide at 64
  • 1996-12-13 Mae Barnes, singer, dies at 89
  • 1996-12-17 Ruby Murray, Irish singer ("Heartbeat"; "Softly, Softly"), dies of liver cancer at 61
  • 1996-12-23 Rina Ketty [Cesarina Picchetto], Italian singer (J'attendrai), dies at 85
  • 1996-12-29 Mireille Hartuch, singer/songwriter, dies at 90
  • 1996-12-31 Frederico Davia, opera singer, dies at 63
  • 1997-01-01 Townes Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter, dies at 52
  • 1997-01-08 Carole Carr [Carless], British singer and actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1997-01-11 Cavan O'Connor, British singer (I'm Only a Strolling Vagabond), dies at 97
  • 1997-01-22 Ron Holden, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 1997-01-23 Charles Craig, English opera singer, dies at 77
  • 1997-01-23 Richard Berry, African-American singer and musician (Louie Louie), dies at 61
  • 1997-02-09 Brian Connolly, lead singer (Sweet), dies of heart failure at 52
  • 1997-02-24 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
  • 1997-03-17 Jermaine Stewart, American R&B singer (We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off) dies of cancer at 37
  • 1997-03-24 Harold Melvin, American soul and R&B singer (The Blue Notes - "If You Don't Know Me By Now"), dies at 57
  • 1997-04-08 Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter ("Wedding Bell Blues"; "Stoned Soul Picnic"; "And When I Die"), dies of ovarian cancer at 49
  • 1997-04-19 El Duce [Eldon Wayne Hoke], American singer and drummer (The Mentors), dies from a "misadventure" on a train-track at 39
  • 1997-04-26 Gene Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1997-05-14 Thelma Carpenter, singer, dies at 76
  • 1997-05-23 Lovie Lee [Edward Lee Watson], American electric blues pianist, singer, and songwriter, dies at 88
  • 1997-05-26 Jack Jersey, Indonesian-Dutch singer and producer, dies at 55
  • 1997-05-29 Jeff Buckley, American musician and singer ("Hallelujah"), drowns at 30
  • 1997-06-19 Bobby Helms [Robert Lee Helms], American country music singer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 63
  • 1997-06-21 Arthur Prysock, American jazz and R&B singer (I Didn't Sleep a Wink Last Night), dies at 68 or 73

Famous Singers