Famous Singers in History (Part 9)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 4,999

  • 1931-03-16 Betty Johnson, American pop and cabaret singer (Jack Paar Show, I Dreamed), born in Guilford County, North Carolina
  • 1931-03-30 Harold Burrage, American blues and jazz singer, and pianist (Hi Yo Silver), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1931-04-27 Maxine Brown, American country music singer (Browns), born in Campti, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • 1931-04-29 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, born in Glasgow (d. 2002)
  • 1931-05-07 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (Put Another Nickel In), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1931-05-18 Robert Morse, American singer and actor (Mad Men, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1931-05-27 Kenny Price, American country singer (Walking on New Grass, Happy Tracks), born in Florence, Kentucky (d. 1987)
  • 1931-05-31 Huby Heard, singer-songwriter (The God Squad), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • 1931-06-10 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965), born in Juazeiro, Bahia (d. 2019)
  • 1931-07-06 Danny White, American singer and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • 1931-07-08 Jerry Vale [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], American singer (Arriverderci Roma), born in NYC (d. 2014)
  • 1931-07-11 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (Young Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1931-08-01 Ramblin' Jack Elliott, American folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931-08-11 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), born in Kolkata (d. 1992)
  • 1931-08-28 John Perkins, Canadian singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1931-08-29 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, born in Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece (d. 2001)
  • 1931-09-01 Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], American soldier (USAF) and singer (King of the Road), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1931-09-04 Mitzi Gaynor [Francesca von Gerber], American actress, singer and dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1931-09-12 George Jones, American country singer-songwriter ("Golden Rings"; "Oh Lonesome Me"), born in Saratoga, Texas (d. 2013)

Person of interestAnne Bancroft

1931-09-17 Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American actress, director, screenwriter and singer (Graduate, Miracle Worker), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)

Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • 1931-09-24 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1931-09-27 Freddy Quinn [Franz Nidl], Austrian pop singer and actor, born in Niederfladnitz, Austria
  • 1931-10-15 (Lionel) Frederick "Freddy" Cole, American jazz singer and pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1931-10-23 Diana Dors [Fluck], British actress and singer (Berserk!, Steaming), born in Swindon, Wiltshire (d. 1984)
  • 1931-11-29 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director (Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), born in Fukagawa, Tokyo (d. 1997)
  • 1931-11-30 Jack Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1931-12-01 Jim Nesbitt, singer (d. 2007)
  • 1931-12-03 [Mary] Jaye P. Morgan, American pop singer ("All I Want From You"), game show panelist (Gong Show), born in Mancos, Colorado
  • 1931-12-06 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), born in Bursa, Turkey (d. 1996)

Person of interestRita Moreno

1931-12-11 Rita Moreno [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno
  • 1931-12-16 Karl Denver [Angus McKenzie], Scottish pop singer ("Never Say Goodbye"; "Wimoweh"), born in Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1931-12-21 Caroline Kaart [Paterson Raitt], Dutch alto singer, born in Blackness, United Kingdom
  • 1931-12-30 Skeeter Davis [Mary Penick], American country and pop singer ("End of World"), born in Dry Ridge, Kentucky (d. 2004)
  • 1932-01-12 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, singer and comedian, born in Stepney, London (d. 2020)
  • 1932-01-14 Grady Tate, American jazz drummer & singer, born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1932-01-25 Moses "Whispering" Smith, American blues harmonica player and singer ("A Thousand Miles From Nowhere"; "Hound Dog Twist"), born in Union Church, Mississippi (d. 1984)
  • 1932-01-31 Rick Hall, American record producer, songwriter, and creator of the "Muscle Shoals sound" (FAME Studio), born in Forest Grove, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1932-01-31 [Anna] Ottilie Patterson, Irish blues and jazz singer (Chris Barber Jazz Band), born in Comber, Northern Ireland (d. 2011)
  • 1932-02-10 Rockin Dopsie Sr [Alton Jay Rubin], American Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), born in Carencro, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1932-02-16 Otis Blackwell, American songwriter ("Fever"; "Don't Be Cruel"; "Great Balls Of Fire"; All Shook Up"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1932-02-17 Charles "Buck" Trent, American banjoist and singer (Hee Haw), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • 1932-02-25 Faron Young, American country singer and actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1996)

Person of interestJohnny Cash

1932-02-26 Johnny Cash, American country singer (I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, A Boy Named Sue), born in Kingsland, Arkansas (d. 2003)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1932-02-28 Donald "Don" Francks, Canadian actor, singer and musician (Terminal Choice; Finian's Rainbow), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • 1932-03-04 Miriam Makeba, South African singer and civil rights activist (Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, 1965), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2008) [1]
  • 1932-03-17 Dick Curless, singer/songwriter
  • 1932-03-23 Louisiana Red [Iverson Minter], American blues guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("Sweet Blood Call"), born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1932-03-27 [Herman] Junior Parker, American blues singer and musician ("Mystery Train"), born in Bobo, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • 1932-04-01 (Mary Frances) "Debbie" Reynolds, American actress and singer (Singin' In The Rain -"Kathy Selden"; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2016)

Person of interestAnthony Perkins

1932-04-04 Anthony Perkins, American actor and singer (Psycho, Friendly Persuasion, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

  • 1932-04-05 Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter, born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1932-04-07 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, blues singer
  • 1932-04-09 Carl Perkins, American rockabilly singer and songwriter ("Blue Suede Shoes"; "Honey Don't"), born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 1998)
  • 1932-04-10 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes for You"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1932-04-10 Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, born in Bombay (d. 2017)
  • 1932-04-11 Joel Grey [Katz], American Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award winning actor and singer (Cabaret; Remo Williams; 7% Solution), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1932-04-12 Tiny Tim [Herbert Khaury], American singer and ukulele player ("Tiptoe Through The Tulips"), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1996)

Person of interestLoretta Lynn

1932-04-14 Loretta Lynn, American country singer-songwriter ("Coal Miner's Daughter"; "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man"), born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 1932-04-16 Vince Hill, English pop singer ("Roses of Picardy"; "La Vie en Rose"), born in Holbrooks, Coventry, England
  • 1932-04-17 Graziella Sciutti, Italian opera singer, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1932-05-19 Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)
  • 1932-05-19 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor, born in Joliette, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1932-05-24 Elaine Malbin, American opera singer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-06-02 Sammy Turner, Patterson, NJ, singer (Lavender Blue Moods)
  • 1932-06-21 O. C Smith, American jazz singer (Little Green Apples), born in Mansfield, Louisiana (d. 2001)
  • 1932-06-27 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, born in Izmir, Turkey (d. 2015)
  • 1932-07-06 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1932-07-15 Nina Van Pallandt, Danish actress and singer (American Gigolo), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • 1932-07-19 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • 1932-07-31 Morey Carr, American singer (Playmates) (d. 1987)
  • 1932-08-08 Mel Tillis [Lonnie Melvin Tillis], American country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel), born in Pahokee, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1932-08-16 Eydie Gorme [Edithe Gormezano], American singer (Bossa Nova), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)

Person of interestPatsy Cline

1932-09-08 Patsy Cline [Virginia Henlsey], American country singer ("Crazy"; "I Fall To Pieces"; "Walkin' After Midnight"), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1963)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1932-09-28 Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
  • 1932-09-29 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2004)
  • 1932-10-11 Dottie West, American country singer (Here Comes My Baby), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1932-10-13 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1932-11-15 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1972)
  • 1932-11-15 [Sally] Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter (Downtown, My Love), born in Epsom, England
  • 1932-11-28 Ethel Ennis, American jazz singer (If Women Ruled The World), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • 1932-11-29 John Gary [Strader], American singer (Cold), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1932-12-03 Corry Brokken, Dutch pop singer (1957 Eurovision), born in Breda, The Netherlands (d. 2016)

Person of interestLittle Richard

1932-12-05 Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], American singer-songwriter and rock 'n' roll pioneer (Tutti Frutti), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2020)

Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Little Richard
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
Little Richard
  • 1932-12-05 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1932-12-14 Abbe Lane, American singer and wife of Xavier Cugat (Xavier Cugat Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932-12-28 Dorsey Burnette, rockabilly singer (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • 1932-12-28 [Grace] Nichelle Nichols, American actress (Star Trek - "Lt. Uhura") and singer (Down To Earth), born in Robbins, Illinois
  • 1933-01-11 Goldie Hill, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Karnes County, Texas
  • 1933-01-17 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], French-Italian actress (The Sixth Day), singer (Bambino), and Miss Egypt 1954, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1987)
  • 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)
  • 1933-02-02 Tony Jay, British-American actor, voice artist, and singer (The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Frollo"), born in London, England (d. 2006)

Person of interestYoko Ono

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

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Person of interestNina Simone

1933-02-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and civil rights activist (“Mississippi Goddam”; “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”, “Feeling Good”; “Wild Is The Wind”), 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 disco singer (Odyssey -"Native New Yorker"; "Use It Up And Wear It Out"), 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"; "Stagger Lee"), born in Kenner, Louisiana

Person of interestQuincy Jones Jr

1933-03-14 Quincy Jones (Jr.), American jazz trumpeter. composer, arranger, record producer (Michael Jackson; Frank Sinatra; "We Are The World"), and film producer (The Color Purple), born in Chicago, Illinois

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 801 - 900 of 1,698

  • 1998-02-22 Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84
  • 1998-02-25 Rockin' Sidney [Simien], American zydeco and R&B singer-songwriter, accordionist, guitarist, organist, and harmonica player ("My Toot-Toot"; "You Ain't Nothing But Fine"), dies of throat cancer at 59

Person of interestTammy Wynette

1998-04-06 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer ("Stand By Your Man"), dies at 55

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1998-04-06 Wendy O. Williams, American singer (Plasmatics) (b. 1949)
  • 1998-04-07 Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer
  • 1998-04-19 Liam Sullivan, American singer and actor (Star Trek, The Magic Sword, Monroes), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1998-04-21 Peter Lind Hayes, American comedian and singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), dies at 82
  • 1998-05-07 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), dies at 56
  • 1998-05-09 Alice Faye [Leppert], American actress & singer (Hello Frisco, Hello; Fallen Angel; Stowaway), dies of stomach cancer at 83

Person of interestFrank Sinatra

1998-05-14 Frank Sinatra, American singer ("My Way") and actor ("Guys and Dolls"), dies at 82

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1998-06-03 Poul Bundgaard, Danish comic actor (Olsen-banden films) and operetta singer (Royal Danish Theatre, 1958-73), dies at 75
  • 1998-06-10 Steve Sanders, American country baritone singer (Oak Ridge Boys, 1987-95), dies of a self-inflicted gunshot at 45
  • 1998-06-12 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That's My Mama), dies of skin cancer at 75
  • 1998-06-25 Lounès Matoub, Kabylian singer-songwriter, guitar and mandole player, and Berber rights activist,, assassinated by the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) at 42
  • 1998-07-14 Beryl Bryden, British jazz/blues singer and washboard player, dies at 78
  • 1998-08-13 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), dies at 63
  • 1998-08-20 Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (Seven Lonely Days), dies at 82
  • 1998-09-09 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, dies of cancer at 55
  • 1998-09-10 Vernon Guy, American R&B and gospel singer (Cool Sounds, Sharpees), dies in a car accident at 53
  • 1998-09-26 Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
  • 1998-10-01 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
  • 1998-10-02 Gene Autry, American cowboy singer, songwriter, actor, musician, ("Back In The Saddle Again";"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer") and business tycoon (owner MLB Angels team, 1961-97), dies of lymphoma at 91
  • 1998-11-19 Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay (Heartbreak Hotel), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1998-11-27 Barbara Acklin, American soul singer ("Love Makes A Woman") and songwriter ("HAve You Seen Her"), dies of pneumonia at 55
  • 1998-12-11 [James] Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot), dies in a car accident at 30
  • 1998-12-21 Karl Denver [Angus McKenzie], Scottish pop singer ("Never Say Goodbye"; "Wimoweh"), dies of a brain tumor at 67
  • 1998-12-25 Bryan MacLean, American singer, musician and songwriter (Love) (b. 1946)
  • 1998-12-30 Johnny Moore, American singer (The Drifters) (b. 1934)
  • 1999-01-10 Frank Parker, American singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), dies at 95
  • 1999-01-11 Fabrizio de André, Italian singer-songwriter (Storia di un impiegato), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • 1999-01-21 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), dies at 76
  • 1999-01-21 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice, More than a Miracle), dies at 94
  • 1999-02-01 Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity, dies at 56
  • 1999-02-02 David McComb, Australian singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Triffids, 1976-89; d The Blackeyed Susans, 1989–93), dies after unsuccessful heart transplant at 38
  • 1999-02-03 Gwen Guthrie, American singer ("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1999-02-14 Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), dies at 65
  • 1999-02-16 Betty Roché [Mary Elizabeth Roach], American jazz singer (Duke Ellington - "Take The 'A' Train"), die at 81
  • 1999-03-02 David Ackles, American singer-songwriter (American Gothic), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 1999-03-05 Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (Kismet; Man of La Mancha; Endless Love), dies at 76
  • 1999-03-29 Joe Williams [Goreed], American jazz singer (Everyday I Have The Blues), dies of natural causes at 80
  • 1999-04-12 Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], American soldier (USAF) and singer ("King Of The Road"), dies of leukemia at 67
  • 1999-04-14 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), dies at 67
  • 1999-04-16 Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canadian-American guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • 1999-04-22 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (first Greek artist to record or re-record the authentic, "prohibited" rebetika songs in the early 1970s with their original lyrics), dies at 60
  • 1999-04-29 Perry Ford [Brian Pugh], British pop singer, session musician and songwriter (The Ivy League - "Tossing And Turning"), dies at 65
  • 1999-06-05 Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), dies at 73
  • 1999-07-01 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • 1999-07-03 Mark Sandman, Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter and musician (Morphine; Treat Her Right) dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 1999-07-04 Ruby Johnson, American singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away), dies at 63
  • 1999-07-11 Helen Forrest, American singer of traditional pop and swing music, dies at 82
  • 1999-07-16 Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)
  • 1999-09-17 Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
  • 1999-10-01 Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and child star (Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me)), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 35
  • 1999-10-06 Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer, dies at 79
  • 1999-10-26 Hoyt Axton, American songwriter, singer ("No No Song"; "Joy To The World"; "I've Never Been To Spain"), and actor (McCloud; Gremlins; The Rousters), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1999-11-13 Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers), dies at 84
  • 1999-11-18 Doug Sahm, American musician (Sir Douglas Quintet; Texas Tornadoes), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1999-12-03 Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
  • 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 [Clarence] Hank Snow, Canadian country singer (I'm Moving On, I Went to Your Wedding), dies of heart failure at 85
  • 1999-12-24 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!) dies at 66
  • 1999-12-26 Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and soul musician (Freddie's Dead, Superfly), dies from complications of type 2 diabetes at 57
  • 2000-01-16 Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters), dies at 71
  • 2000-02-04 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), dies at 58
  • 2000-02-07 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), dies of complications from cancer at 56
  • 2000-02-12 Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • 2000-02-23 Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957)
  • 2000-03-07 Pee Wee King [Julius Frank Kuczynski], American country singer, accordionist, and songwriter ("Tennesee Waltz"; "Slow Poke"), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • 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, dies at 45
  • 2000-05-10 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
  • 2000-05-31 Johnnie Taylor, American R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), dies at 66
  • 2000-07-01 Micheal "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), dies of kidney disease at 50
  • 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-songwriter, lawyer and social activist known as "Queen of Pop" in South Asia, dies of lung cancer at 35
  • 2000-10-03 Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • 2000-10-04 Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive") dies of pancreatic cancer at 53
  • 2000-10-18 Julie London, American singer and actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), dies at 74
  • 2000-10-18 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singer and dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • 2000-10-19 Hortense Ellis, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1941)
  • 2000-11-05 Jimmie Davis, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine), dies at 101
  • 2000-12-18 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (Electric Landlady), dies when run over by a power boat in the National Marine Park of Cozumel at 41
  • 2000-12-19 Roebuck "Pops" Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), dies at 85
  • 2000-12-23 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela, Chann Way), dies at 74
  • 2001-01-13 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • 2001-01-16 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Meet the People, Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 2001-02-07 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), dies at 88
  • 2001-02-19 Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
  • 2001-02-21 Ronnie Hilton, British radio presenter and singer (Moonraker), dies at 75
  • 2001-02-22 John Farley, American folk singer and guitarist (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death), dies at 61
  • 2001-03-04 Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
  • 2001-03-10 Massimo Morsello, Italian fascist political singer and songwriter, dies at 42
  • 2001-03-18 John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming), dies at 65
  • 2001-03-21 Anthony Steel, British actor and singer (Malta Story, The Wooden Horse), dies from lung cancer at 80
  • 2001-04-03 Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey, American Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, dies at 74
  • 2001-04-06 Charles Pettigrew, American soul singer (Charles & Eddie - "Would I Lie To You?"), dies of cancer at 37

Famous Singers