Singers in History (Part 8)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 3,977

  • 1933-01-24 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!), born in Bluefield, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1933-01-29 Sacha Distel, French singer (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head cover), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • 1933-02-17 Bobby Lewis, singer (Tossin' & Turnin'), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

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1933-02-18 Yoko Ono Lennon [Mrs John Lennon], Japanese singer and artist, born in Tokyo, Japan

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

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1933-02-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American singer and civil rights activist (I Loves You, Porgy), born in Tyron, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone
  • 1933-02-22 Louise Lopez, American singer (Odyssey), born in Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1933-03-03 Marco Antonio Munoz, Mexican spanish singer (Murmullos)
  • 1933-03-04 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], Dutch singer
  • 1933-03-08 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, born in Kilgore, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1933-03-09 Lloyd Price, American R&B singer (Just Because), born in Kenner, Louisiana

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1933-03-14 Quincy Jones Jr, American composer and singer (We Are The World), born in Chicago, Illinois

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1933-04-13 Shani Wallis, Irish singer/actress (Oliver)
  • 1933-04-15 Roy Clark, Meherrin, Virginia, US country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show)
  • 1933-04-24 Freddie Scott, US songwriter and singer (Cry to Me)
  • 1933-04-29 Rod McKuen, American singer/composer (Alone, Beatsville), born in Oakland, California

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1933-04-29 Willie Nelson, American country singer (On the Road Again), born in Abbott, Texas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson

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1933-05-03 James Brown, American soul singer (Hot Pants, Living in America) and originator of funk music, born in Barnwell, South Carolina (d. 2006)

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 1933-05-07 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer
  • 1933-05-14 Frank Harte, Irish singer and song collector
  • 1933-06-11 Jud Strunk, singer/comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York
  • 1933-06-15 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer (d. 2005)
  • 1933-06-18 Tommy Hunt, US singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
  • 1933-07-14 Del Reeves, singer and guitarist
  • 1933-07-15 Frederico Davia, opera singer
  • 1933-07-16 Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops)
  • 1933-07-26 Lance Percival, actor/singer (Darling Lili, Our Miss Fred)
  • 1933-08-15 Bobby Helms [Robert Lee Helms], American country music singer (Jingle Bell Rock), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1933-08-15 Floyd Ashton, American singer (The Tams)
  • 1933-08-17 Mark Dinning, American singer (d. 1986)
  • 1933-09-01 Conway Twitty, [Harold Jenkins], Miss, country singer (Hello Darlin')
  • 1933-09-03 Tompall Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again), (d. 2013)
  • 1933-09-08 Asha Bhonsle, Indian singer
  • 1933-09-18 Jimmie F. Rodgers [James Frederick], American singer and guitarist (Jimmie Rodgers Show, Honey Comb), born in Camas, Washington
  • 1933-09-25 Erik Darling, folk singer (Rooftop Singers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • 1933-09-25 Ian Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter (Ian & Sylvia), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1933-10-17 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer-songwriter, The Singing Nun, born in Laeken (d. 1985)
  • 1933-11-06 Joseph Pope, American singer (Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • 1933-11-16 Garrett "Garnet" Mimms, Ashland West Virginia, singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby)
  • 1933-11-21 Jean Shepard, Pauls Valley Oklahoma, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)

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1933-11-26 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1933-12-29 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1934-01-06 Bobby Lord, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Sanford, Florida
  • 1934-01-29 Noel Harrison, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1934-02-07 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934-02-14 Florence Henderson, actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), born in Dale, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1934-02-16 Austin "Ted" Taylor, US gospel/R&B-singer (Be Ever Wonderful)
  • 1934-02-16 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1934-02-18 Skip Battin, singer-songwriter (The Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1934-02-18 Bobby Taylor, American singer and producer who discovered "The Jackson 5" (Motown Records), born in Washington, D.C. (birth year contested-1939) (d. 2017)
  • 1934-03-04 Barbara McNair, singer/actress (Barbara McNair Show), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1934-03-23 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1934-03-31 John D. Loudermilk, country singer and songwriter (Tobacco Road), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1934-04-01 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Sparkman, Arkansas
  • 1934-04-13 Horace Kay, US singer (Tams-You Lied to Your Daddy)
  • 1934-04-19 Dickie Goodman, parody singer (Flying Saucer)
  • 1934-04-30 Jerry Lordan, English composer and singer (d. 1995)
  • 1934-05-03 Frankie Valli, [Castelluccio], singer (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1934-05-14 Frederik von Pallandt, singer
  • 1934-06-01 Pat Boone, Florida, singer/actor (April Love, Cross & Switchblade)
  • 1934-06-02 Johnny Carter, US singer (The Flamingos, The Dells), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1934-06-09 Jackie Wilson, American soul singer-songwriter and performer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • 1934-07-24 Jimmy Holiday, American singer (How Can I Forget), born in Sallis, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • 1934-08-05 Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe)
  • 1934-08-15 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1934-08-16 Ketty Lester, [Revoyda Frierson], US singer/actress (Love Letters)
  • 1934-08-18 Ronnie Carroll, British singer (Walk Hand in Hand), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • 1934-08-29 Gene Allison, US R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try)
  • 1934-09-03 Freddie King, Gilmer Tx, blues singer (Hideaway)
  • 1934-09-07 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], Inverness Mississippii, blues singer and guitarist
  • 1934-09-16 Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners and Solo Artist (d.2008)

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1934-09-21 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 1934-09-30 Udo Jürgens, Austrian singer
  • 1934-10-13 Nana Mouskouri, Crete Greece, singer (Try to Remember) [or 10/10/36]
  • 1934-11-03 Ruma Guha Thakurta, Singer, Actress, Dancer, Founder of Calcutta Youth Choir
  • 1934-11-19 Dave Guard, singer-songwriter (The Kingston Trio), born in San Francisco, California (1991)
  • 1934-12-01 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1934-12-09 [Amos] Junior Wells, blues singer (In My Younger Days), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1934-12-25 McKinley Mitchell, US gospel/singer (The Town I Live In)
  • 1935-01-06 Paul Wilson, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)

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1935-01-08 Elvis Presley, American singer and King of Rock and Roll (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog), born in Tupelo Mississippi (d. 1977)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1935-01-09 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer
  • 1935-01-11 Chuck Barksdale, US singer (Dells-I Can Sing a Rainbow)
  • 1935-01-12 William Lee Gloden, Brewton Al, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys)
  • 1935-02-17 Johnny Bush, country singer
  • 1935-02-27 Alberto Remedios, British opera/concert singer, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1935-03-04 Nancy Whiskey, Scottish folk singer (d. 2003)
  • 1935-03-17 Adam Wade, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-03-29 Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer (Softly Softly)
  • 1935-04-07 Bobby Bare, Irontown Oh, country singer (Detroit City)
  • 1935-04-11 Pierre Kartner, [Father Abraham], Dutch singer (Smurf Song)
  • 1935-04-16 Bobby Vinton, singer (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-04-16 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1935-05-10 Henry Fambrough, US singer (Spinners)
  • 1935-06-25 Eddie Floyd, singer/composer (California Girl, Falcons), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1935-07-08 Steve Lawrence, American singer and actor (Go Away Little Girl, Lonely Guy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935-07-09 Mercedes Sosa, [La Negra], Argentina, singer
  • 1935-07-21 Kaye Stevens, Pitts, singer/comedienne (Jerry Lewis Show)
  • 1935-08-15 Jim Dale, English actor, director and singer (Barnum, My One & Only), born in Rothwell, England
  • 1935-08-20 J J Malone, US soul singer (It's a shame)
  • 1935-08-20 Justin Tubb, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in San Antonio, Texas

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,248

  • 1999-12-10 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band - Stagefright), dies of heart failure at 55
  • 1999-12-17 Rex Allen, American actor and singer-songwriter known as the "the Arizona Cowboy" (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor), dies at 78
  • 1999-12-20 Hank Snow, Canadian singer (b. 1914)
  • 1999-12-24 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!) dies at 66
  • 2000-01-16 Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
  • 2000-02-04 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), dies at 58
  • 2000-02-12 Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • 2000-02-23 Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957)
  • 2000-03-09 Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • 2000-03-20 Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • 2000-04-11 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • 2000-04-21 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires), dies at 70
  • 2000-04-27 Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (b. 1954)
  • 2000-05-10 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
  • 2000-05-31 Johnnie Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 2000-07-15 Paul Young, English singer (Mike + The Mechanics), dies of a cardiac arrest at 53
  • 2000-08-13 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
  • 2000-10-03 Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • 2000-10-18 Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • 2000-10-19 Hortense Ellis, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1941)
  • 2000-11-05 Jimmie Davis, singer and politician (b. 1899)
  • 2000-12-18 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (b. 1959)
  • 2000-12-19 Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
  • 2000-12-19 Roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel singer (Staple Singers), dies at 85
  • 2000-12-23 Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • 2000-12-24 Nick Massi, American singer (The Four Seasons) (b. 1935)
  • 2001-01-13 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • 2001-01-18 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 79
  • 2001-02-07 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), dies at 88
  • 2001-02-19 Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
  • 2001-03-04 Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
  • 2001-04-06 Charles Pettigrew, American singer (b. 1963)
  • 2001-04-15 Joey Ramone, American musician and singer (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
  • 2001-04-24 Al Hibbler, American singer (Unchained Melody), dies at 85
  • 2001-05-12 Perry Como, American singer (b. 1912)
  • 2001-05-19 Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2001-06-07 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones) (b. 1952)
  • 2001-06-11 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (b. 1923)
  • 2001-07-03 Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2001-07-05 Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65
  • 2001-07-07 Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2001-07-11 Herman Brood, Dutch singer and artist (b. 1946)
  • 2001-07-19 Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, dies from complications from a car accident at 62
  • 2001-07-24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2001-08-02 Ron Townson, American singer (The Fifth Dimension) (b. 1933)
  • 2001-08-19 Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
  • 2001-08-25 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • 2001-08-25 Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • 2001-08-29 Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (b. 1952)
  • 2001-09-14 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (b. 1931)
  • 2001-10-13 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers) (b. 1949)
  • 2001-10-16 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), dies of cancer at 72
  • 2001-11-23 O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)
  • 2001-11-24 Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
  • 2001-11-29 Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)
  • 2001-12-18 Gilbert Bécaud, French singer (b. 1927)
  • 2002-01-02 Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (b. 1958)
  • 2002-01-20 Carrie Hamilton, actress and singer (b. 1963)
  • 2002-01-21 Peggy Lee, American singer (b. 1920)
  • 2002-02-01 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (b. 1925)
  • 2002-02-02 Paul Baloff, American singer (Exodus) (b. 1960)
  • 2002-02-10 Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer/songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2002-02-13 Waylon Jennings, American country singer and guitarist (Ramblin' Man), dies of diabetic complications at 64
  • 2002-03-04 Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
  • 2002-04-03 Fad Gadget, English singer and musician (b. 1956)
  • 2002-04-05 Layne Staley, American rock singer and guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt), dies at 34
  • 2002-04-20 Alan Dale, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2002-05-06 Otis Blackwell, American pianist, singer and songwriter (b. 1932)
  • 2002-06-29 Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
  • 2002-08-14 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
  • 2002-09-07 Erma Franklin, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 2002-09-24 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, dies at 62
  • 2002-10-10 Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • 2002-10-12 Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (Ray Conniff Singers), dies at 85
  • 2002-10-18 Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (b. 1950)

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2002-10-25 Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer (MacArthur Park) dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • 2002-11-03 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, dies at 71
  • 2002-11-05 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) dies of cardiovascular disease at 66
  • 2002-11-21 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2002-11-26 Polo Montañez, Cuban singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2002-12-09 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (b. 1966)
  • 2002-12-22 Joe Strummer, British lead singer of the punk band "The Clash" (Rock the Casbah), dies at age 50
  • 2003-01-15 Doris Fisher, American singer and songwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2003-01-23 Nell Carter, American singer and actress (b. 1948)
  • 2003-02-19 Johnny PayCheck, American country singer/songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2003-03-08 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (b. 1940)
  • 2003-03-28 Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)
  • 2003-03-31 Tommy Seebach, Danish singer (b. 1949)
  • 2003-04-01 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer (b. 1956)
  • 2003-04-02 Edwin Starr, American singer (b. 1942)

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2003-04-10 Little Eva [Eva Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), dies of cervical cancer at 59

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva

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2003-04-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American singer and civil rights activist (I Loves You, Porgy), dies of breast cancer at 70

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone

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2003-05-15 June Carter Cash, American musician and singer dies aged 73

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 2003-06-11 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 78

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2003-07-04 Barry White, American singer, dies at 58

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • 2003-07-04 André Claveau, French singer (b. 1915)
  • 2003-07-06 Skip Battin, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds), dies at 69
  • 2003-08-03 Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (b. 1954)
  • 2003-08-10 Carmita Jiménez, Puerto Rican singer
  • 2003-08-15 Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (heart attack) (b. 1957)