Musicians in History (Part 4)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,018

  • 1930-03-29 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1930-04-24 Jerome Callet, American musician and designer of brass instruments, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1930-05-22 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 2013)
  • 1930-06-30 Doyle Holly, American comedian and musician (Buckaroos), born in Perkins, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • 1930-08-13 Don Ho [Donald Tai Loy Ho], Chinese-American musician (Tiny Bubbles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2007)
  • 1930-08-30 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2004)
  • 1930-10-24 The Big Bopper [Jiles Perry Richardson], American musician, born in Sabine Pass, Texas (d. 1959)
  • 1931-01-20 Earl Grant, American musician & singer (Ebb Tide, Winter Wonderland), born in Idabel, Oklahoma (d. 1970)
  • 1931-02-24 Dominic Chianese, American actor, singer, and musician (The Sopranos, The Godfather Part II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1931-03-20 Hal Linden [Harold Lipshitz], American director, musician and actor (Barney Miller, Blacke's Magic), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1931-05-02 Richard "Groove" Holmes, American jazz organist (Misty), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1991)
  • 1931-05-17 [Walter] Dewey Redman, American jazz saxophonist, born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1931-06-04 César Bolaños, Peruvian musician and composer, born in Lima, Peru (d. 2012)
  • 1931-07-21 Plas Johnson, American jazz musician (The Pink Panther Theme), born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana
  • 1931-09-03 Rudolf Kelterborn, Swiss musician and composer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1931-10-14 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician, born in Calcutta, India (d. 1986)
  • 1931-11-05 Ike Turner, American musician (Ike and Tine Turner - A Fool in Love), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2007)
  • 1931-11-16 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1931-11-16 Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1931-11-25 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2000)
  • 1931-12-01 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
  • 1931-12-26 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician
  • 1932-02-24 Michel Legrand, French composer and jazz musician (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind), born in Paris, France (d. 2019)
  • 1932-02-28 Donald "Don" Francks, Canadian actor, singer and musician (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • 1932-03-27 [Herman] Junior Parker, American blues singer and musician (Mystery Train), born in Bobo, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • 1932-04-12 Tiny Tim [Herbert Khaury], American musician (Tiptoe Through The Tulips), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1932-07-07 Josef Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (d. 2007)
  • 1932-07-11 Alex Hassilev, American actor and folk musician (The Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-07-11 Bob McGrath, American musician, voice artist and actor (Sesame Street), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • 1932-09-21 Don Preston, American rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1932-11-06 Stonewall Jackson, American country music musician, born in Tabor City, North Carolina
  • 1932-11-28 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • 1932-12-09 Jessie Hill, American jazz musician (Ooh Poo Pah Doo), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • 1933-03-06 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, English folk musician and composer
  • 1933-04-21 Ian Carr, Scottish jazz musician (Nucleus), born in Dumfries, Scotland (d. 2009)
  • 1933-05-02 Bunk Gardner [John Guarnera], American musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1933-07-27 Nick Reynolds, American folk musician (The Kingston Trio), born in San Diego, California (d. 2008)
  • 1933-08-08 Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington, Jr.], American soul musician (Hold What You've Got, I Gotcha), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1982)
  • 1933-08-25 Wayne Shorter, American jazz musician (Weather Report), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1933-09-25 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • 1933-11-10 Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter (Mustang Sally), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1933-11-29 John Mayall, British blues musician (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers), born in Macclesfield, England
  • 1933-12-12 Manu Dibango, Cameroonian musician (Soul Makossa), born in Douala, French Cameroon (d. 2020)
  • 1934-02-07 King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], American musician, bandleader and saxophonist (Memphis Soul Stew), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1971)
  • 1934-03-04 John Duffey, bluegrass musician
  • 1934-03-07 Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer
  • 1934-08-20 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2007)
  • 1934-10-26 Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia), born in Berlin
  • 1934-10-30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch conductor and musician, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 1934-11-14 Ellis Marsalis, American jazz pianist & teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • 1934-12-30 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1990)
  • 1935-01-10 Ronnie Hawkins, American musician, born in Huntsville, Arkansas
  • 1935-01-10 Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), born in Macon, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1935-02-16 Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, American actor, musician, vocalist, (Sonny & Cher) and politician (Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1998)
  • 1935-02-18 Bosko Petrovic, Croatian jazz musician, founder of the Zagreb Jazz Quartet, born in Bjelovar (d. 2011)
  • 1935-03-24 Carol Kaye, American session bassist (Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Simon & Garfunkel), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1935-03-30 Karl Berger, German musicologist and musician
  • 1935-04-11 Richard Berry, African-American singer and musician (Louie Louie), born in Extension, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1935-04-23 Bunky Green, American jazz musician, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1935-04-29 Otis Rush, American blues musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), born in Philadelphia. Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1935-05-10 Larry Williams, American musician (Dizzy, Miss Lizzie), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1980)
  • 1935-06-29 Johnnie Richardson, American R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1988)
  • 1936-02-26 Cyrus Faryar, American folk musician, songwriter, and record producer (Modern Folk Quartet), born in Tehran, Persia
  • 1936-03-19 Amancio D'Silva, musician

Person of interestVaughn Meader

1936-03-20 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, born in Waterville, Maine (d. 2004)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • 1936-03-24 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1936-04-03 Scott LaFaro, American jazz musician, born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • 1936-04-23 Roy Orbison, American rock musician (Pretty Woman), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1988)
  • 1936-06-22 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian jazz musician and composer, born in Lagoa da Canoa, Alagoas, Brazil
  • 1936-06-28 Peter Hall, British folklorist and musician, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1936-07-04 Richard "Dick" Hyde, American trombonist and session musician (Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Madonna), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1936-07-13 Albert Ayler, American musician (d. 1970)
  • 1936-08-17 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician-actor (d. 2007)

Person of interestBuddy Holly

1936-09-07 Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1936-09-21 James "Sunny" Murray, American jazz musician and drummer, born in Idabel, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • 1936-11-01 [Zephire] Andre Williams, American R&B musician (Shake a Tail Feather), born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • 1936-11-14 Cornell Gunther, musician (Coasters-Poison Ivy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-02-26 Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
  • 1937-03-04 [Bernard Barney Jean] Wilen, musician
  • 1937-03-06 Doug Dillard, American country rock musician (The Dillards, Gene Clark, Dillard & Clark) and actor (Clem-Popeye), born in East St. Louis, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1937-03-06 Ben Keith [Bennett Keith Schaeufele], American musician and record producer (Neil Young, Great Speckled Bird), born in Fort Riley, Kansas (d. 2010)
  • 1937-03-13 Terence "Terry" Cox, British musician (Pentangle, Duffy's Nucleus, Humblebums), born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • 1937-05-05 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), born in Coventry, England (d. 2001)
  • 1937-05-09 Dave Prater, American singer and musician (Sam & Dave), born in Ocilla, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • 1937-06-04 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), born in San Benito, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1937-07-19 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2014)
  • 1937-08-02 Garth Hudson, Canadian pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1937-08-06 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1937-08-27 Alice Coltrane [née McLeod], American jazz musician (Journey in Satchidananda), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1937-11-13 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), born in Bagata, Bandundu, Belgian Congo (d. 2013)
  • 1937-12-30 Paul Stookey, singer and musician (Peter, Paul, & Mary), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1938-01-14 Allen Toussaint, American pianist, songwriter and producer (Mother-In-Law; Working In A Coal Mine), born in Gert Town, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1938-01-16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1938-01-31 Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), born in Melbourne (d. 2015)
  • 1938-02-25 Ed Cobb, American musician, song-writer and producer (Tainted Love), (d. 1999)
  • 1938-03-24 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), born in Danzig, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 1938-05-19 [Brian Keith] Herbie Flowers, English bassist and session musician (Lou Reed, Harry Nilsson, T-Rex), born in Isleworth, England

Person of interestBill Withers

1938-07-04 Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and rhythm & blues musician (Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me), born in Slab Fork, West Virginia (d. 2020)

Rhythm & Blues Musician Bill Withers
Rhythm & Blues Musician
Bill Withers
  • 1938-11-13 Adrian Barber, British musician and producer, born in Ilkley, United Kingdom
  • 1939-04-16 John DeLaFose, American French speaking zydeco musician, born in Duralde, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana (d. 1994)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 301 - 400 of 744

  • 1996-06-01 Don Grolnick, jazz musician, dies at 48
  • 1996-06-28 Willard F. McMurry, musician, dies at 89
  • 1996-07-11 Louis Gottlieb, American musician (The Limeliters), dies at 72
  • 1996-07-17 Amancio D'Silva, musician, dies at 60
  • 1996-07-19 Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician, dies at 77
  • 1996-07-28 Harold Fox, American fashion designer and musician, dies at 86
  • 1996-09-17 Jessie Hill, American jazz musician (Ooh Poo Pah Doo), dies at 63
  • 1996-09-28 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, dies at 64
  • 1996-10-02 Frida Knight, English Communist activist and author, dies at 85
  • 1996-10-17 Christopher Acland, English musician (Lush), dies at 30
  • 1996-11-13 Bill Doggett [William Ballard Doggett], American jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • 1996-11-30 Tiny Tim [Herbert Khaury], American musician (Tiptoe Through The Tulips), dies at 71
  • 1996-12-05 Peter Hall, British folklorist and musician, dies at 60
  • 1996-12-10 John Duffey, bluegrass musician, dies at 62
  • 1996-12-14 Norman Hackforth, British musician & radio broadcaster (Noel Coward; Twenty Questions), dies at 88
  • 1996-12-23 Ronnie Scott, musician/club-owner, dies at 69
  • 1997-01-01 Townes Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter, dies at 52
  • 1997-01-01 Hagood Hardy, Canadian composer & musician, dies at 59
  • 1997-01-08 George Handy [George Joseph Hendleman], American jazz musician (Handyland, U.S.A.), dies at 76
  • 1997-01-22 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster, dies at 66
  • 1997-01-23 Richard Berry, African-American singer and musician (Louie Louie), dies at 61
  • 1997-02-02 Chico Science Francisco Franca, musician, dies at 40
  • 1997-02-18 Eric Fenby, English composer and president (Delius Society), dies at 90
  • 1997-04-29 Keith Ferguson, American blues musician (Fabulous Thunderbirds), dies of overdose at 50
  • 1997-05-29 Jeff Buckley, American musician and singer ( "Hallelujah"), drowns at 30
  • 1997-05-30 West Arkeen, American musician, best known for co-writing several Guns N' Roses songs (It's So Easy, The Garden), dies of a drug overdose at 36
  • 1997-06-12 Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
  • 1997-06-21 Arthur Prysock, American jazz and R&B singer (I Didn't Sleep a Wink Last Night), dies at 68 or 73
  • 1997-06-26 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Native Hawaiian musician, entertainer and Hawaiian sovereignty advocate (Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World), dies at 38
  • 1997-08-02 Fela Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat musician and composer, dies of an illness at 58
  • 1997-08-16 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician (b. 1948)
  • 1997-08-19 Petr Novák, Czech musician (George and Beatovens, Flamengo), dies of apparent poisoning at 51
  • 1997-09-29 Bobby [Robert Arthur Thornbury] Campbell, Scottish journalist and musician, dies at 55
  • 1997-10-19 Glen Buxton, American guitarist (Alice Cooper) and composer, dies at 49
  • 1997-11-05 Epic Soundtracks [Kevin Paul Godfrey], English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls), dies in his sleep at 38
  • 1997-11-10 Tommy Tedesco, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 1997-12-14 Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who), dies of kidney failure at 51
  • 1997-12-19 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band) dies at 73
  • 1998-01-05 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
  • 1998-01-15 Junior Wells, American blues singer (In My Younger Days), dies at 63
  • 1998-01-16 David "Junior" Kimbrough, American blues musician, dies at 67
  • 1998-02-25 Celestine Tate Harrington, a quadriplegic street musician and writer.
  • 1998-03-12 Judge Dread [Alexander Hughes] English reggae musician, dies from a heart attack at 52
  • 1998-03-20 George Howard, American jazz saxophone musician
  • 1998-04-01 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death), dies at 34
  • 1998-04-05 Cozy Powell, British musician (b. 1947)
  • 1998-05-02 Hideto "hide" Matsumoto, Japanese musician (b. 1964)
  • 1998-07-12 Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician, dies at 91
  • 1998-10-02 Gene Autry, American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, performer and business tycoon (owner LA/California/Anaheim Angels MLB team 1961-97), dies of lymphoma at 91
  • 1998-10-14 Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
  • 1998-11-08 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician, dies at 43
  • 1998-12-25 Bryan MacLean, American singer, musician and songwriter (Love) (b. 1946)
  • 1999-01-23 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (b. 1949)
  • 1999-02-02 David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
  • 1999-04-21 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American musician actor (An Innocent Affair, Wings), dies at 94
  • 1999-04-26 Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound), dies at 41
  • 1999-05-17 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (b. 1949)
  • 1999-05-18 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown), dies at 44
  • 1999-06-02 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  • 1999-06-16 Screaming Lord [David Edward] Sutch, English rocker and politician (founder of Official Monster Raving Loony Party), committed suicide at 58
  • 1999-06-27 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • 1999-07-03 Mark Sandman, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 1999-07-14 Gar Samuelson, American drummer (Megadeth) dies of liver failure at 41
  • 1999-08-16 Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1999-08-25 Rob Fisher, British rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes), dies at 42
  • 1999-09-08 Moondog [Louis Thomas Hardin], American composer, musician and poet, dies at 83
  • 1999-09-19 Ed Cobb, American musician, song-writer and producer (Tainted Love), dies at 61
  • 1999-10-04 Erik Brødreskift (aka Grim), Norwegian black metal musician (b. 1969)
  • 1999-12-26 Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and soul musician (Freddie's Dead, Superfly), dies from complications of type 2 diabetes at 57
  • 2000-01-02 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), dies from diabetes complications at 68
  • 2000-02-07 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), dies of complications from cancer at 56
  • 2000-02-12 Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), dies at 70
  • 2000-02-12 Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
  • 2000-03-07 Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2000-03-27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • 2000-05-18 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician & arranger, dies at 54
  • 2000-05-30 Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2000-06-14 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • 2000-08-16 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), dies at 60
  • 2000-10-31 Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician (Raphael) (b. 1981)
  • 2000-12-19 Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs), dies at 42
  • 2000-12-19 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (Cab Calloway) and session musician, dies at 90
  • 2001-01-27 Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)
  • 2001-03-10 Massimo Morsello, Italian fascist political singer and songwriter, dies at 42
  • 2001-03-28 Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (b. 1928)
  • 2001-04-11 Sandy Bull, American musician (b. 1941)
  • 2001-04-15 Joey Ramone, American musician & singer (The Ramones), dies at 49
  • 2001-05-16 Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things) (b. 1944)
  • 2001-05-20 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (b. 1920)
  • 2001-05-30 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 55
  • 2001-06-04 John Hartford, American musician (b. 1937)
  • 2001-07-03 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), dies of renal failure at 64
  • 2001-09-06 Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)
  • 2001-10-18 Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician (b. 1922)
  • 2001-12-13 Chuck Schuldiner, American musician (Death) (b. 1967)
  • 2001-12-15 Rufus Thomas [Mr. Swing], American musician (Do the Funky Chicken), dies at 84
  • 2002-01-07 Jon Lee, Welsh musician (Feeder) (b. 1968)
  • 2002-01-20 Henry Cosby, American songwriter, musician and producer for Motown (Tears of a Clown), dies at 73
  • 2002-01-22 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2002-03-03 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter, dies at 74