Famous Songwriters in Music History

Events in Music

  • 1914-01-13 IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
  • 1979-05-23 American rock singer-songwriter Tom Petty files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-10-24 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc as all-time best selling singer-songwriter

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1989-06-14 Singer-songwriter Carol King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 1994-09-12 American country singer-songwriter George Jones undergoes successful triple bypass surgery

Music releaseAlbum Release

2006-07-13 UK singer-songwriter Lily Allen releases her debut album "Alright, Still" (Grammy nominee Best Alternative Music Album)

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007-06-29 Irish singer and songwriter Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

Singer-Songwriter Enya
Singer-Songwriter
Enya

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2016-10-13 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

KnightedKnighthood

2016-12-30 British singer-songwriter Ray Davies, of The Kinks, is awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2017-02-22 Jay-Z becomes 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

Music releaseAlbum Release

2018-03-30 Country singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves releases her fourth album "Golden Hour" (Grammy Album of the Year 2019)

Singer Songwriter Kacey Musgraves
Singer Songwriter
Kacey Musgraves
  • 2019-01-12 Missy Eliot is the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame

Music releaseAlbum Release

2019-03-29 Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish releases her debut studio album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"

Singer-Songwriter Billie Eilish
Singer-Songwriter
Billie Eilish

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-08-02 Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran's Divide tour becomes the most attended and highest grossing tour of all time overtaking U2 after 893 days on the road

Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Singer-Songwriter
Ed Sheeran

Birthdays in Music

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  • 1665-12-25 Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (d. 1746)
  • 1666-09-05 Gottfried Arnold, German theologist, historian and songwriter, born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany (d. 1714)
  • 1720-01-17 Jean-Joseph Vadé, French songwriter, poet, and playwright, born in Ham, France (d. 1757)
  • 1780-08-19 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1801-07-11 John Hill Hewitt, American songwriter (A Minstrel's Return from the War), born in NYC, New York (d. 1890)
  • 1820-08-30 George Frederick Root, American songwriter (The Battle Cry of Freedom), born in Sheffield, Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1821-04-23 Pierre Dupont, French songwriter, born in Lyon, France (d. 1870)
  • 1827-05-11 Septimus Winner, American songwriter (Listen To The Mockingbird), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1902)
  • 1847-10-21 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian playwright and librettist (Puccini's La Bohème; Madama Butterfly, and Tosca), born in Colleretto Parella, Kingdom of Sardinia (now Italy) (d. 1906)
  • 1860-03-12 Salvatore Di Giacomo, Italian poet and songwriter during "Golden Age of Neapolitan Song", born in Naples (d. 1934)
  • 1862-08-11 Carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)
  • 1867-08-13 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter and writer (Legenden Der Zeit), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1938)
  • 1868-03-27 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter ("Happy Birthday To You"), born in Anchorage, Kentucky (d. 1946)
  • 1870-02-12 Joe Howard, American vaudeville, Broadway, and television singer (Gay Nineties Revue), and songwriter ("Hello Ma Baby"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961) [1]
  • 1870-10-07 "Uncle" Dave Macon, American vaudeville and Grand Ole Opry banjo player, singer-songwriter and comedian, born in Smartt Station, Tennessee (d. 1952)
  • 1873-08-18 Otto Harbach, American songwriter (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1877-09-18 Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest and songwriter (Under the Snow), born in Broechem, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1878-03-04 Egbert Van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)
  • 1879-10-07 Joe Hill, Jevla Sweden, organizer (IWW)/songwriter (Union Scab)/martyr
  • 1882-10-25 Tony Jackson, American ragtime pianist and singer-songwriter (Pretty Baby), born in New Orleans (d. 1921)
  • 1884-08-06 Arthur Fields [Abraham Finkelstein], American singer-songwriter (Aba Daba Honeymoon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1953)
  • 1887-06-02 Howard Johnson, American songwriter (d. 1941)

Person of interestIrving Berlin

1888-05-11 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), born in Tyumen, Russian Empire (d. 1989)

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1891-06-10 Al Dubin, Swiss-American lyricist ("Tiptoe Through The Tulips"; "I Only Have Eyes For You"; "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me"), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1945)
  • 1891-06-18 Con Conrad, American songwriter and producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1938)
  • 1892-03-17 Sayed Darwish, Egyptian singer & songwriter, "father of Egyptian popular music" (Ana Haweet), born in Kôm el-Dikka, Alexandria (d. 1923)
  • 1892-06-13 Richard M. Jones, American jazz pianist, accompanist, songwriter ("Troube In Mind"), record producer (Louis Armstrong), and label manager (Okeh; Decca;Mercuty), born in New Orleans (d. 1945)
  • 1893-10-01 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1894-01-31 Isham Jones, American musician, bandleader ("Star Dust") and songwriter ("It Had To Be You", "I'll See You in My Dreams"), born in Coalton, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 1894-09-09 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (MGM musicals), born in Charlestown, South Carolina (d. 1973)
  • 1895-01-05 Elizabeth Cotten, American folk and blues guitarist and songwriter ("Freight Train"), born in Carrboro, North Carolina (d. 1987)
  • 1895-01-20 Eva Jessye, American singer, actress, songwriter (Hallelujah) and 1st black woman to receive international distinction as a choral conductor, born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1992)
  • 1895-02-03 Nick Kenny, Astoria columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1895-07-04 Irving Caesar, American songwriter (Sometimes I'm Happy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1895-09-11 Harry Tobias, American songwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1896-09-04 Antonin Artaud, French songwriter and director (Theatre Seraphin), born in Marseille, France (d. 1948)
  • 1896-12-04 Larry Stock, American singer-songwriter (Blueberry Hill), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1897-04-01 Lucille Bogan, American blues singer and songwriter ("Sweet Petunia"; "Black Angel Blues"), born in Amory, Mississippi (d. 1948)
  • 1897-05-02 J. Fred Coots, American songwriter ("Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"; "Love Letters In The Sand"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1897-06-03 Memphis Minnie [Lizzie Douglas], American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter ("Bumble Bee"; "Me and My Chauffeur Blues"), born in Algiers, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1897-08-24 Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (Nashville's Acuff-Rose Music), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1954)
  • 1897-10-30 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and one of the most popular songwriters of his era (Granada, Solamente Una Vez), born in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz (d. 1970)
  • 1898-07-21 Sara Carter, American country musician, songwriter and vocalist (Carter Family), born in Cooper Creek, Virginia (d. 1979)
  • 1898-09-27 Vincent Youmans, American composer and songwriter (Tea for Two), born in NYC, New York (d. 1946)
  • 1899-05-14 Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek folk singer, songwriter and guitarist, born in Tinos
  • 1899-09-11 Jimmie Davis, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine), born in Quitman, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • 1899-12-05 Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, born in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi (d. 1965) (year of birth disputed)
  • 1900-04-06 Leo Robin, American songwriter ("Thanks For The Memory"; "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1900-08-18 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter, radio and TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • 1900-08-23 Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer and songwriter (Morningtown Ride), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1978)
  • 1900-10-13 Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me), born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • 1901-04-18 Al Lewis, American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher ("Blueberry Hill"; "You Gotta Be a Football Hero"), born in New York City (d. 1967)
  • 1901-11-14 (John) Morton Downey, American pop tenor, known as "The Irish Nightengale", songwriter, radio and television host, born in Wallingford, Connecticut
  • 1902-03-21 Edward "Son" House, American delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Walking Blues"; "Preachin' The Blues"), born in Lyons, Mississippi (d. 1988)
  • 1902-04-24 Reuben "Rube" Bloom, American pianist, arranger, band leader (The Bayou Boys), songwriter ("Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)"; "Give Me the Simple Life"), born in New York City (d. 1976)
  • 1902-05-31 Billy Mayerl, British pianist, music hall songwriter, and musical theatre composer, born in London (d. 1959)
  • 1902-07-20 Jimmy Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter (Teddy Bears' Picnic, My Prayer), born in Omagh, Ireland (d. 1984)
  • 1902-12-21 Peetie Wheatstraw [William Bunch], American blues singer, songwriter, and piano player, born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas (d. 1941)
  • 1903-02-10 Abel Meeropol, American songwriter ("Strange Fruit"; "The House I Live In'), and librettist ("The Good Soldier Schweick"), born in the Bronx, New York City (d. 1986)
  • 1903-05-06 Cliff Carlisle, American country and blues musician, singer, songwriter, and yodeler ("Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad"), born in Taylorsville, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • 1903-10-10 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), born in Parafianovo, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1905-03-27 Leroy Carr, American blues piano player and singer-songwriter ("How Long, How Long Blues"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
  • 1905-05-10 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • 1905-08-24 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist (That's Alright), born in Forest, Mississippi (d. 1974)
  • 1905-12-31 Jule Styne, English songwriter & composer (1954 Acad Award, 1968 Tony), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • 1906-01-01 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
  • 1906-03-25 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, near Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1906-11-12 (Booker T. Washington) "Bukka" White, American country and Delta blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("Shake'Em On Down"; "Parchman Farm Blues"), born near Aberdeen, Mississippi (d. 1977)
  • 1907-03-29 Braguinha [Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga], Brazilian songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2006)
  • 1907-06-20 Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician, born in Mountain View, Arkansas (d. 1998)
  • 1907-07-24 Hughie Charles, English songwriter and impresario, born in Manchester, England (d. 1995)
  • 1907-08-14 Stanley Adams, American lyricist and songwriter (What a Diff'rence a Day Makes), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1907-09-29 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), born near Tioga, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1908-01-28 Paul Misraki [Misrachi], French jazz pianist, songwriter, and film score composer (Jean Renoir), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1908-03-18 Louis "Loulou" Gasté, French songwriter ("Pour Toi" / "Feelings"), born in Paris (d, 1995)
  • 1908-04-15 Eden Ahbez [George Aberle], American songwriter ("Nature Boy"; "Lonely Island"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)

Person of interestLouis Jordan

1908-07-08 Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader (Caldonia), born in Brinkley, Arkansas (d. 1975)

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • 1909-03-06 Dave Clark, music promoter/songwriter
  • 1909-03-17 Lovie Lee [Edward Lee Watson], American electric blues pianist, singer, and songwriter, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1997)
  • 1909-03-29 Aubrey "Moon" Mullican, American hillbilly pianist, songwriter, and singer ("Seven Nights To Rock"), born in Polk County, Texas (d. 1967)
  • 1909-12-03 Dana Suesse, American musician and songwriter (You Ought To Be In Pictures), born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • 1910-06-29 Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Guys And Dolls, Baby It's Cold Outside), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1910-10-28 Arthur Altman, American songwriter (All or Nothing at All), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1910-12-11 Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1937)
  • 1910-12-17 Melvin "Sy" Oliver, American jazz arranger, songwriter (Tommy Dorsey - "Yes, Indeed!"), and bandleader, born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1988) [1]
  • 1911-01-23 Dan Smith, English singer-songwriter, born in London, United Kingdom

Person of interestRobert Johnson

1911-05-08 Robert Johnson, American blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist (King of Delta Blues Singers), born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi (d. 1938)

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • 1911-07-08 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering, Rookies on Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1911-09-11 Bola de Nieve [Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández], Cuban pianist, singer and songwriter, born in Guanabacoa, La Habana, Cuba (d. 1971)
  • 1913-01-26 Jimmy Van Heusen [Edward Chester Babcock], American composer and songwriter ("All The Way"; "Love & Marriage"), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1913-03-13 Lightnin' Slim [Otis Hicks], American Louisiana blues electric guitarist, singer, and songwriter ("Bad Luck And Trouble"), born near St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • 1913-03-30 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], American singer ("Jezebel"; "Rawhide"; "Blazing Saddles"), songwriter ("We'll Be Together Again"), and actor (Bring Your Smile Along), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1913-05-18 Charles Trenet, French pop singer and songwriter ("Boum!"; "La Mer"), born in Narbonne, France (d. 2001)
  • 1913-10-19 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1914-02-18 Pee Wee King [Julius Frank Kuczynski], American country singer, accordionist, and songwriter ("Tennesee Waltz"; "Slow Poke"), born in Abrams, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • 1914-06-05 Stan Jones, American songwriter ("Ghost Riders in the Sky"), and actor (Rio Grande, The Sheriff of Cochise), born in Douglas, Arizona (d. 1963)
  • 1914-07-26 Ralph Blane [Hunsecker], American songwriter (Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The Trolley Song), born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • 1914-09-02 Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1914-09-14 Mae Boren Axton, American songwriter known as the "Queen Mother of Nashville" (Heartbreak Hotel), born in Bardwell, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1914-10-10 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1919-12-19 Composer and songwriter Cole Porter (28) weds socialite Linda Lee Thomas (36)

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter

LoveWedding of Interest

1931-06-08 Songwriter Johnny Mercer (21) weds chorus girl Ginger Meehan in New York City

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • 1960-01-31 Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress and singer Phyllis Newman in NYC

LoveWedding of Interest

1966-05-30 American country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton

LoveWedding of Interest

1968-03-01 Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

LoveWedding of Interest

1968-05-20 "The Who" guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend (23) weds Karen Astley in England

LoveWedding of Interest

1969-02-16 American country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds American country singer-songwriter George Jones (37), divorced 1975

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1970-08-02 Songwriter Sammy Cahn marries Tita Curtis in Calif

LoveWedding of Interest

1976-07-31 Singer Natalie Cole marries songwriter Marvin Yancy

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole

LoveWedding of Interest

1978-08-02 Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young (32) weds Pegi Morton

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young

LoveWedding of Interest

1979-04-07 American country singer Rosanne Cash (23) weds American singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell (28)

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash

LoveWedding of Interest

1983-08-16 American singer-songwriter Paul Simon (41) weds American actress and writer Carrie Fisher (26); divorce 1984

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher

LoveWedding of Interest

1984-05-05 American rock singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde (32) weds Scottish 'Simple Minds' singer Jim Kerr (25), in a horse-drawn carriage in New York City; divorce in 1990

Singer-songwriter and Musician Chrissie Hynde
Singer-songwriter and Musician
Chrissie Hynde

LovePerson of Interest

1985-05-13 American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen (35) weds American actress Julianne Phillips (25) at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon; divorce in 1989

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

LoveWedding of Interest

1986-05-24 American country singer Garth Brooks (24) weds songwriter Sandy Mahl; divorce in 2001

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

LoveWedding of Interest

1989-02-14 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) weds vocalist James Moreland

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love

LoveWedding of Interest

1990-07-01 Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • 1991-06-09 American rock star Bruce Springsteen (41) weds his backup singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa (34), at their Los Angeles home
  • 1992-02-24 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (27) weds lead singer Kurt Cobain (25) on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1992-05-30 American singer-songwriter Paul Simon (50) weds American rock singer-songwriter Edie Brickell (26)

LoveWedding of Interest

1992-06-27 Singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli (34) weds Enrica Cenzatti

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

LoveWedding of Interest

1993-06-27 American actress Julia Roberts (25) weds American singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana; divorce in 1995

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts

LoveWedding of Interest

1995-02-06 "The Beach Boys" leader and chief songwriter Brian Wilson (52) weds former model Melinda Ledbetter (47) at Palos Verdes in Peninsula, California

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Singer-Songwriter
Brian Wilson
  • 1996-06-08 Lyricist and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager (52) weds former chairman of Warner Bros. Robert Daly (60) in Bel Air, California
  • 1998-02-22 Singer-songwriter Tori Amos (34) weds British sound engineer Mark Hawley (34) in West Wycombe, England
  • 1999-05-01 "Dixie Chicks" singer Emily Erwin (26) weds singer-songwriter Charlie Robison (34) at Lone Star State in Texas
  • 2000-05-09 Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres (25) weds singer-songwriter Marc Anthony (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

2001-09-01 Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (51) marries for second time fashion designer Kai Millard Morris

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 2002-07-20 ABC's World News Tonight co-host Elizabeth Vargas (39) weds singer-songwriter Marc Cohn (43) at the Council on Foreign Relations

LoveWedding of Interest

2002-10-26 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (22) weds singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (28) at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson

LoveWedding of Interest

2004-10-02 "Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel

LoveWedding of Interest

2005-05-10 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) weds British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) in Costa Careyes, Mexico

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum
Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal
  • 2005-09-26 Country music singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver (66) weds Wanda Lynn Canady in Corsicana, Texas
  • 2005-12-17 Australian country singer Kasey Chambers (29) weds singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson in Avoca, New South Wales

LoveWedding of Interest

2006-06-25 Actress Nicole Kidman (39) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (38) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia

Actress Nicole Kidman
Actress
Nicole Kidman
Country Singer-Songwriter Keith Urban
Country Singer-Songwriter
Keith Urban

LoveWedding of Interest

2006-07-15 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (21) weds "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne

LoveWedding of Interest

2007-09-01 Singer-songwriter Usher (28) weds hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (37) at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Georgia

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher

LoveWedding of Interest

2007-12-23 "Dr. Izzie Stevens" actress Katherine Heigl (29) weds singer-songwriter Josh Kelley (27) at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah

LoveWedding of Interest

2008-04-04 Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds rapper Jay-Z (43) at a 13,500-square foot penthouse apartment in New York

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

LoveWedding of Interest

2008-04-30 Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey (41) weds actor and rapper Nick Cannon (31) at Bahamian estate on the island of Windermere

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon
  • 2008-05-17 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (23) weds rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (28) in Encino, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2008-08-07 Singer-songwriter Jewel Kilcher (34) weds rodeo champion Ty Murray (38) at The Cove Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas

Singer-Songwriter Jewel Kilcher
Singer-Songwriter
Jewel Kilcher
  • 2009-01-31 "Stay" singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (40) weds Late Night with Conan O'Brien music supervisor Roey Hershkovitz (30) at Manhattan restaurant in New York City
  • 2009-03-11 Actress and singer Mandy Moore (28) weds alt-country/rock singer-songwriter Ryan Adams (37) in Savannah, Georgia
  • 2009-09-04 Singer and actress Christina Milian (27) weds singer-songwriter The-Dream (31) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

2010-05-22 Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Alanis Morissette (38) weds American rapper Mario Treadway (32) in Los Angeles

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette

LoveWedding of Interest

2010-07-31 American R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (31) weds Grammy Award-winning American rapper Swizz Beatz (33) at a private home on the French island of Corsica

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-Songwriter
Alicia Keys

LoveWedding of Interest

2010-10-23 Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand
  • 2011-01-01 Singer-songwriter Kellie Pickler (25) weds country music songwriter Kyle Jacobs (34) at the Jumby Bay Resort in Antigua

LoveWedding of Interest

2011-01-01 Singer-songwriter Shania Twain (46) weds Swiss business executive Frederic Thiebaud in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • 2011-07-15 American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands
  • 2011-10-16 Actress, screenwriter and model Nikki Reed (24) weds singer-songwriter Paul McDonald (27) at a private ranch in Malibu, California
  • 2011-11-11 Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster (62) weds model Yolanda Hadid in Beverly Hills
  • 2012-01-07 Lady A (formerly Antebellum) singer-songwriter Hillary Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell (25) at the Appel Inn near Albany, New York
  • 2012-09-23 Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. (40) weds singer-songwriter Cheryl Moana Marie at a private Anini Beach estate on the island of Kauai
  • 2013-06-01 Napster founder Sean Parker (33) weds singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas at the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-09-14 Singer-songwriter John Legend (34) weds model Chrissy Teigen (27) at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy

Singer-Songwriter John Legend
Singer-Songwriter
John Legend
Model and TV Personality Chrissy Teigen
Model and TV Personality
Chrissy Teigen
  • 2013-09-21 Golden Globe-winning actor Andy Samberg (35) weds singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom (31) at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California
  • 2013-10-24 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
  • 2014-05-31 American rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge (53) weds American TV actress Linda Wallem (53) at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California
  • 2014-08-31 Singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson (29) weds "Hunger Games" actor Evan Ross (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 2014-11-16 Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles (28) weds music video director Alan Ferguson (51) in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2015-01-01 Singer-songwriter Ben Harper (45) weds social advocate Jaclyn Matfus
  • 2016-01-30 Singer-songwriter Kimberley Walsh (34) weds Triple 8 former member Justin Scott at St James Parish Church in Barbados
  • 2016-06-25 Singer-songwriter Jill Scott (44) weds longtime boyfriend Mike Dobson in a private ceremony

LoveWedding of Interest

2016-07-06 NFL quarterback Russell Wilson (27) weds singer-songwriter Ciara (30) at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England

Singer Ciara
Singer
Ciara
  • 2016-07-09 Fashion designer Christian Siriano (29) weds singer-songwriter Brad Walsh in Danbury, Connecticut
  • 2016-08-12 Singer-songwriter Ray J (35) weds Princess Love at the Vibiana in Los Angeles
  • 2016-10-22 Legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka (75) weds Lisa Pemberton at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles
  • 2016-11-11 Singer-songwriter Adrienne Bailon (33) weds musician Israel Houghton (45) at the Hotel Plaza Atheneel in Paris
  • 2017-03-12 Country music singer-songwriter and guitarist Frankie Ballard (34) weds Old Smokey Boots owner Christina Murphy
  • 2017-03-12 Actress and singer-songwriter Amanda Seyfried (31) weds actor Thomas Sadoski (40) in a private ceremony
  • 2017-04-15 Country music singer and songwriter Sam Hunt (32) weds Hannah Lee Fowler in Cedartown, Georgia

LoveWedding of Interest

2017-10-14 Country singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves marries Ruston Kelly in Tennessee

Singer Songwriter Kacey Musgraves
Singer Songwriter
Kacey Musgraves

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1974-02-20 American singer and actress Cher (27) files for separation from husband singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (38)

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1975-03-21 American country singer Tammy Wynette (33) divorces American country singer-songwriter George Jones (43), after 6 years of marriage

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1975-06-26 American singer and actress Cher (28) divorces singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (40)

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1976-11-24 Singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1989-06-15 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) divorces vocalist James Moreland only 4 months after getting married

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2005-12-16 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (31) due to irreconcilable differences

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson
  • 2006-06-30 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces 98 Degrees boy band singer Nick Lachey (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-04-24 Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2010-11-16 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (25) divorces "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (29) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • 2011-11-22 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (32) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2012-04-06 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) divorces British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) due to irreconcilable differences after almost seven years of marriage

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum
Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal
  • 2016-06-23 Actress and singer Mandy Moore and singer-songwriter Ryan Adams divorce after 7 years

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 541

  • 1723-02-26 Thomas d'Urfey, English songwriter and playwright (b. 1653)
  • 1746-12-06 Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (b. 1665)
  • 1757-07-04 Jean-Joseph Vadé, French songwriter, poet, and playwright, dies at 38
  • 1870-07-25 Pierre Dupont, French songwriter, dies at 49
  • 1890-10-07 John Hill Hewitt, American songwriter (A Minstrel's Return from the War), dies at 89
  • 1895-08-06 George Frederick Root, American songwriter (The Battle Cry of Freedom), dies at 74
  • 1902-11-22 Septimus Winner, American songwriter (Listen To The Mockingbird), dies at 75
  • 1915-11-19 Joe Hill, Labor leader/songwriter, executed for murder
  • 1921-04-20 Tony Jackson, American ragtime pianist and singer-songwriter ("Pretty Baby"), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 38
  • 1923-04-19 Thomas Paine Westendorf, American songwriter ("I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" ), dies at 75
  • 1934-04-05 Salvatore Di Giacomo, Italian poet and songwriter during "Golden Age of Neapolitan Song", dies at 74
  • 1935-04-29 Leroy Carr, American blues piano player and singer-songwriter ("How Long, How Long Blues"), dies of nephritis of the kidneys at 30
  • 1937-05-04 Noel Rosa, Brazilian guitrist, mandolin player, and songwriter, dies of tuberculosis at 26
  • 1938-08-04 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter and writer (Legenden Der Zeit), dies at 70
  • 1938-09-28 Con Conrad, American songwriter and producer, dies at 48
  • 1941-02-20 La Bolduc, French Canadian singer and songwriter (b. 1894)
  • 1941-12-21 Peetie Wheatstraw [William Bunch], American blues singer, songwriter, and piano player, dies on his 39th birthday when the car in which he was a passenger met a freight train
  • 1942-04-08 Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (b. 1880)
  • 1945-02-11 Al Dubin, Swiss-American songwriter (Tiptoe Thru The Tulips), dies at 53
  • 1945-12-08 Richard M. Jones, American jazz pianist, accompanist, songwriter ("Trouble In Mind"), record producer (Louis Armstrong), and label manager (Okeh; Decca; Mercury), dies at 53
  • 1946-04-05 Vincent Youmans, American composer and songwriter (Tea for Two), dies at 47
  • 1946-05-25 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter ("Happy Birthday To You"), dies at 78
  • 1947-07-15 Walter Donaldson, American pianist and popular song composer ("Makin' Whoopee"; "My Blue Heaven"; My Buddy"), dies at 54
  • 1948-03-03 Antonin Artaud, French songwriter and director (Theatre Seraphin), dies at 51
  • 1948-08-10 Lucille Bogan, American blues singer and songwriter ("Sweet Petunia"; "Black Angel Blues"), dies from coronary sclerosis at 51
  • 1952-03-22 "Uncle" Dave Macon, American vaudeville and Grand Ole Opry banjo player, singer-songwriter and comedian, dies at 81
  • 1953-03-29 Arthur Fields [Abraham Finkelstein], American singer-songwriter (Aba Daba Honeymoon) dies in a fire at his nursing home residence at 68 [1]
  • 1954-04-14 Lillian "Lil" Green, American blues singer and songwriter ("Romance In The Dark"), dies at 39 [or 57, or 48 - year of birth disputed]
  • 1954-06-10 Will Rossiter, British-American songwriter and music publisher, dies at 87
  • 1954-12-01 Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (Nashville's Acuff-Rose Music), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1956-07-17 Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest and songwriter (Under the Snow), dies at 78
  • 1956-10-19 Isham Jones, American musician, bandleader and songwriter (Star Dust, I'll See You in My Dreams), dies at 62
  • 1957-12-21 Tony Lewis, British rock singer-songwriter and bass player (The Outfield - "Your Love") (d. 2020)
  • 1959-03-25 Billy Mayerl, British pianist, music hall songwriter, and musical theatre composer, dies at 55

Person of interestBillie Holiday

1959-07-17 Billie Holiday [Eleanora Fagan], American jazz singer ( "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"; "Strange Fruit"), and songwriter ("God Bless The Child"; "Lady Sings the Blues"), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 44

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1961-05-19 Joe Howard, American vaudeville, Broadway, and television singer (Gay Nineties Revue), and songwriter ("Hello Ma Baby"), dies at 91
  • 1961-08-15 Granville "Sticks" McGhee, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter("Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee"), dies of lung cancer
  • 1963-12-13 Stan Jones, American songwriter, composer and actor (Rio Grande, The Sheriff of Cochise), dies of cancer at 49
  • 1964-08-14 Johnny Burnette, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist ('Train Kept A-Rollin'"; "You're Sixteen"), drowns in nighttime boating mishap at 30
  • 1965-05-25 Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, dies at 65
  • 1966-04-30 Richard Fariña, American folk singer-songwriter ("Birmingham Sunday"), and novelist ("Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me"), dies in a motorcycle crash on his 29th birthday
  • 1966-10-07 Johnny Kidd [Frederick Heath], British rock singer-songwriter (Johnny Kidd & Pirates - "Shakin' All Over"), dies in a car crash at 26
  • 1967-01-01 Aubrey "Moon" Mullican, American hillbilly pianist, songwriter, and singer ("Seven Nights To Rock"), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1967-04-04 Al Lewis, American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher (Blueberry Hill, You Gotta Be a Football Hero), dies at 65
  • 1967-04-29 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash at 38

Person of interestOtis Redding

1967-12-10 Otis Redding, American soul singer-songwriter ("Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay"; "Respect"), dies in a plane crash in Lake Monona, Wisconsin at 26

Singer-Songwriter and Producer Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Otis Redding
  • 1967-12-30 Bert Berns, American songwriter ("Twist And Shout"; "Piece Of My Heart"; "Hang On Sloopy") and producer ("Under The Boardwalk"; "Brown-Eyed Girl"), dies of heart failure at 38
  • 1968-02-15 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], American blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, dies as the result of a fight at 37
  • 1969-01-16 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • 1969-07-28 Frank H. Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
  • 1969-07-28 Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Most Happy Fella), dies at 59
  • 1969-10-21 Oscar "TV Slim" Wills, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Flatfoot Sam"), dies in a car wreck at 53
  • 1970-03-20 Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 1970-03-21 Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920)

Person of interestJanis Joplin

1970-10-04 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1970-11-06 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and one of the most popular songwriters of his era (Granada, Solamente Una Vez), dies at 73

Person of interestJim Morrison

1971-07-03 Jim Morrison, American singer-songwriter (The Doors) and poet, dies of heart failure at 27

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1971-10-02 Bola de Nieve [Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández], Cuban singer, pianist and songwriter, dies at 60
  • 1972-02-08 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek musician and songwriter (b. 1905)
  • 1972-06-23 Elton Britt, American country singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Saturday Night Jamboree), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1972-11-18 Danny Whitten, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Crazy Horse; Rod Stewart - "I Don't Want To Talk About It") dies of a methaqualone overdose at 29
  • 1973-05-29 P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1973-09-19 Gram Parsons [Cecil Ingram Connor III], American country-rock singer-songwriter (Byrds - Sweethearts of the Rodeo; Flying Burrito Brothers; "Grievous Angel"), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • 1973-09-20 Maurice T. "Maury" Muehleisen, American musician and songwriter (Jim Croce), dies in a plane crash at 24
  • 1973-10-09 Sister Rosetta Tharpe [Nubin], American gospel and R&B singer, songwriter, and electric guitarist ("This Train"; "Down By The Riverside"), dies of a stroke at 58
  • 1973-11-20 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah), dies from emphysema at 48
  • 1974-03-28 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist (That's Alright), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1974-04-15 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter ("Malinconia d'amore"), dies at 68
  • 1974-06-27 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, dies at 80
  • 1974-07-27 Lightnin' Slim [Otis Hicks], American Louisiana blues electric guitarist, singer, and songwriter ("Bad Luck And Trouble"), dies of stomach cancer at 64
  • 1974-11-08 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American R&B singer and songwriter, dies at 60
  • 1974-11-25 Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter, dies of a drug overdose at 26

Person of interestLouis Jordan

1975-02-04 Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader (Caldonia), dies of a heart attack at 66

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • 1975-03-27 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering; Rookies on Parade), dies following a long illness at 63
  • 1975-04-24 Pete Ham, Welsh rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Badfinger - "Without You"; "No Matter What"; Day After Day"), takes his own life at 27
  • 1975-06-29 Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter, dies at 28 of a heroin overdose
  • 1975-07-19 Lefty Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 1975-12-01 Nick Kenny, American columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80
  • 1976-01-28 Chris Kenner, American R&B singer-songwriter (I Like it Like That), dies at 46
  • 1976-03-30 Reuben "Rube" Bloom, American pianist, arranger, band leader (The Bayou Boys), songwriter ("Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)"; "Give Me the Simple Life"), dies at 73

Person of interestJohnny Mercer

1976-06-25 Johnny Mercer, American songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • 1976-12-04 Tommy Bolin, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose and other substances at 25
  • 1977-02-26 (Booker T. Washington) "Bukka" White, American country and Delta blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("Shake'Em On Down"; "Parchman Farm Blues"), dies of cancer at 70
  • 1977-06-22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), dies at 24
  • 1977-09-04 Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek folk singer, songwriter and guitarist, dies at 78
  • 1978-01-23 Terry Kath, American musician and songwriter (Chicago), accidentally shot in head at 31
  • 1978-03-11 Claude François, French pop singer-songwriter ("Comme d'habitude"), electrocuted in a home mishap at 39
  • 1978-10-09 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 49
  • 1979-01-08 Sara Carter, American country musician, songwriter and vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 81
  • 1979-09-27 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
  • 1979-11-23 Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter (Crayon Angels: Jesus Was A Cross Maker), dies of a drug overdose at 35
  • 1980-01-02 Larry Williams, American singer-songwriter, dies at 44
  • 1980-06-21 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, dies of a stroke at 56
  • 1981-07-16 Harry Chapin, American folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Taxi"; "Cat's in the Cradle"), dies in car crash at 38
  • 1981-08-26 Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (The Weavers), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1983-04-05 Cliff Carlisle, American country and blues musician, singer, songwriter, and yodeler ("Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad"), dies at 79
  • 1983-04-17 Felix Pappalardi, American rock music producer, songwriter, vocalist, and bassist (Mountain - "Mississippi Queen"), shot and killed by his wife, Gail, at 43
  • 1983-06-02 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter, dies in aircraft fire at 33
  • 1983-06-26 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter, radio and TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies of congestive heart failure at 82
  • 1983-06-30 Bo Gentry, American songwriter/producer, dies at 41

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