Musicians in History (Part 4)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,689

  • 1937-08-06 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1937-08-27 Alice Coltrane, jazz musician
  • 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 [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Ride Your Pony), born in Gert Town, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1938-01-16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
  • 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)
  • 1938-04-29 Klaus Voormann, German rock bassist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1938-05-11 Carla Bley [Carla Borg], American musician (Escalator Over the Hill), born in Oakland, California
  • 1938-05-28 Prince Buster, Jamaican reggae musician and producer (Madness), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2016)
  • 1938-08-24 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter, author and photographer (Classical Gas, Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1938-09-22 Sol Amarfio, Ghanaian musician (Osibisa)
  • 1938-10-29 Peter Stampfel, musician and songwriter (The Holy Modal Rounders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1938-12-28 Richard Sudhalter, British(?) writer/jazz musician
  • 1939-02-01 Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
  • 1939-03-01 Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer, conductor and musician, born in Havana
  • 1939-03-11 Flaco Jiménez, American musician
  • 1939-04-16 John DeLaFose, zydeco Musician
  • 1939-04-18 Glen Hardin, American rock n roll and country musician (Crickets), born in Wellington, Texas
  • 1939-05-11 Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
  • 1939-05-18 Gary S. Paxton, Musician and songwriter (Monster Mash), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • 1939-06-03 Ian Hunter, English rock musician (Mott the Hoople), born in Oswestry, England
  • 1939-07-02 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations-My Girl)
  • 1939-09-06 David Allan Coe, American country musician (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1939-09-08 Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], American blues musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1939-10-31 Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician, born in Timbuktu Region, Mali
  • 1939-11-29 Meco [Domenico Monardo], musician and producer (Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk), born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-12-17 James Booker, R&B musician (Gonzo), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1939-12-22 James Gurley, American musician
  • 1939-12-25 Bob James, American smooth jazz musician, born in Marshall, Missouri
  • 1940-01-06 Van McCoy, American musician (d. 1979)
  • 1940-02-02 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1940-03-22 Jorge Ben Jor, Brazilian musician
  • 1940-05-03 Konrad "Conny" Plank, German record producer and musician
  • 1940-05-26 Levon Helm, Elaine Arkansas, American musician (The Band), (d. 2012)
  • 1940-07-26 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), born in Simonton, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1940-08-28 Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)

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1940-10-09 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1940-12-25 Pete Brown, English musician and songwriter (Cream), born in Ashtead, Surrey
  • 1940-12-31 Mani Neumeier, German musician (Guru Guru)
  • 1941-01-03 Van Dyke Parks, Alabama, actor/musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour)
  • 1941-02-05 Rick Laird, jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
  • 1941-02-11 Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician (Brazil '66/'77/'88)
  • 1941-02-18 David Blue, [Cohen], follk musician (Cupid's Arrow), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1982)
  • 1941-02-28 Marty Sanders, American musician (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1941-03-22 Jeremy Clyde, English musician (Chad & Jeremy) and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • 1941-04-02 Leon Russell, musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • 1941-04-03 Philippé Wynne, American musician (d. 1984)
  • 1941-04-06 Gheorghe Zamfir, Romanian musician
  • 1941-05-17 Malcolm Hale, musician (Spanky and Our Gang), born in Butte, Montana (d. 1968)
  • 1941-05-21 Martin Carthy, English musician
  • 1941-06-10 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor
  • 1941-06-12 Roy Harper, English musician (Folkjokeopus), born in Rusholme, Manchester
  • 1941-07-16 Mišo Kovač, Croatian musician
  • 1941-08-20 Dave Brock, British musician and founder of Hawkwind
  • 1941-09-14 Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan musician
  • 1941-09-24 Linda Eastman McCartney, American photographer and musician (Wings-Ram) and wife of Paul McCartney, born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-10-07 Larry Young [Khalid Yasin], American jazz musician (Unity), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1978)
  • 1941-10-09 Chucho Valdés [Jesús Valdés Rodríguez], Cuban musician (Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna), born in Quivicán, Cuba
  • 1941-10-28 Glenn Moore, American jazz musician, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1941-11-22 Jesse Colin Young, American musician
  • 1941-12-23 Ron Bushy, American musician
  • 1942-02-12 Lionel Grigson, British jazz musician, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 1994)
  • 1942-02-13 Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
  • 1942-02-28 Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1969)
  • 1942-03-09 John Cale, Garnant, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground)
  • 1942-03-12 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)
  • 1942-04-04 Kris Jensen, American musician (Torture), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1942-05-06 Colin Earl, British musician (Mungo Jerry)
  • 1942-05-09 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Bromborough, Cheshire (d. 1966)
  • 1942-05-12 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), born in Upminster, Essex (d. 2000)

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1942-06-18 Paul McCartney, English musician and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1942-07-10 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell)
  • 1942-07-13 Roger [Jim] McGuinn, American musician (the Byrds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-07-27 Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician
  • 1942-08-07 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
  • 1942-08-14 Son [Frank] Seals, American blues musician (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • 1942-08-29 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician
  • 1942-09-08 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942-10-05 Richard Street, Rhythm and Blues musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942-10-12 Melvin Franklin, American musician (The Temptations), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • 1942-10-16 Dave Lovelady, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool
  • 1942-12-25 Barry Goldberg, American blues musician (The Rides), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-12-27 Mike Heron, rock musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1942-12-29 Rick Danko, Blayney Ontario, Canadain musician (The Band)
  • 1943-01-20 Farhad Mehrad, Iranian musician
  • 1943-01-23 Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1943-02-24 Pablo Milanés, Cuban musician
  • 1943-02-28 Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace], American rock musician (The Cruisers), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-03-15 Sly Stone, Dallas, funk musician (Sly & the Family Stone-Everyday People), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1943-03-30 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (d. 1998)
  • 1943-05-31 Wayne Carson, country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)
  • 1943-07-01 Jeff Wayne, American musician, born in new York City
  • 1943-07-04 Konrad "Conny" Bauer, German musician
  • 1943-07-11 Oscar D'León, Venezuelan musician
  • 1943-07-25 Roy Acuff Jr, American country musician
  • 1943-07-25 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1943-08-01 Denis Payton, rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London, England

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 301 - 400 of 598

  • 1999-11-18 Doug Sahm, American country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), dies at 58
  • 1999-12-26 Curtis Mayfield, American musician (b. 1942)
  • 2000-01-02 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), dies from diabetes complications at 68
  • 2000-02-07 Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
  • 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 and arranger (b. 1946)
  • 2000-05-30 Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2000-05-31 Tito Puente, American musician (b. 1923)
  • 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)
  • 2001-01-27 Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)
  • 2001-03-10 Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and far right activist (b. 1958)
  • 2001-03-18 John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1935)
  • 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 and singer (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
  • 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)
  • 2001-06-21 John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen), dies at 83
  • 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
  • 2001-12-16 Stuart Adamson, English-born Scottish musician (The Skids, Big Country) (b. 1958)
  • 2002-01-07 Jon Lee, Welsh musician (Feeder) (b. 1968)
  • 2002-01-22 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2002-02-13 Waylon Jennings, American country singer and guitarist (Ramblin' Man), dies of diabetic complications at 64
  • 2002-03-03 Harlan Howard, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 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
  • 2002-10-12 Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (Ray Conniff Singers), dies at 85
  • 2002-10-30 Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)
  • 2002-11-28 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American blues musician (b. 1943)
  • 2002-12-13 Zal Yanovsky, Canadian musician (The Lovin' Spoonful) (b. 1945)
  • 2003-01-16 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, dies at 79
  • 2003-03-02 Hank Ballard, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2003-04-17 Earl King, American musician and songwriter (b. 1934)

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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
  • 2003-05-25 Jeremy Michael Ward, American musician (The Mars Volta) (b. 1976)
  • 2003-06-06 Dave Rowberry, British musician (The Animals) (b. 1940)
  • 2003-07-12 Benny Carter, American musician (b. 1907)
  • 2003-07-13 Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (b. 1907)
  • 2003-07-16 Celia Cruz, Cuban musician (b. 1924)
  • 2003-07-25 Erik Brann, American musician (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1950)
  • 2003-08-18 Tony Jackson, English musician (The Searchers) (b. 1938)
  • 2003-08-21 Wesley Willis, American musician (b. 1963)
  • 2003-09-07 Warren Zevon, American musician (b. 1947)
  • 2003-09-14 John Serry, Sr., American musician, (b. 1915)
  • 2003-09-23 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly musician (b. 1939)
  • 2003-09-27 Paul Burlison, American rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), dies at 74
  • 2003-10-21 Elliott Smith, American musician (b. 1969)
  • 2003-10-23 Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
  • 2003-11-19 Greg Ridley, English musician (Humble Pie), dies at 56
  • 2003-12-16 Gary Stewart, American country singer (She's Actin' Single), commits suicide by shooting himself in the neck at 59
  • 2004-01-14 Valfar, Norwegian musician (Windir) (b. 1978)
  • 2004-01-17 Czeslaw Niemen, Polish musician (b. 1939)
  • 2004-01-22 Billy May, American orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 87
  • 2004-03-04 John McGeoch, Scottish musician (b. 1955)
  • 2004-03-10 Dave Blood, real name David Schulthise; American musician, bassist for The Dead Milkmen (b. 1956)
  • 2004-03-26 Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) (b. 1941)
  • 2004-04-15 Ray Condo, Canadian musician (b. 1950)
  • 2004-06-03 Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (b. 1966)
  • 2004-07-13 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), dies from advanced leukemia at 55
  • 2004-07-23 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
  • 2004-07-23 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2004-08-02 Don Tosti, American musician (b. 1923)

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2004-08-06 Rick James, American funk musician ("Super Freak"), dies of pulmonary failure and cardiac failure at 56

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • 2004-09-09 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, dies at 74
  • 2004-09-19 Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman, musician, and activist
  • 2004-10-01 Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)

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2004-10-29 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 68 (b. 1936)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • 2004-11-13 John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV), dies from a fall from a two-storey balcony at his home at 42
  • 2004-11-19 Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)
  • 2004-11-20 Jenny Ross, English musician (Section 25) (b. 1962)
  • 2004-12-02 Kevin Coyne, English musician, dies at 60
  • 2004-12-20 Son [Frank] Seals, American blues musician (Nothing But the Truth) dies from diabetes complications at 62
  • 2004-12-26 Sigurd Køhn, Norwegian jazz musician, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1959)
  • 2004-12-26 Aki Sirkesalo, Finnish musician, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1962)
  • 2004-12-27 Hank Garland, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2005-01-11 James Griffin, American musician (Bread) (b. 1943)
  • 2005-01-30 Martyn Bennet, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
  • 2005-01-30 Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)
  • 2005-02-08 Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • 2005-03-02 Martin Denny, American musician (Exotica), dies at 93
  • 2005-03-04 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • 2005-04-13 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (b. 1924)
  • 2005-07-01 Obie Benson, American musician (b. 1936)
  • 2005-07-14 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (b. 1924)
  • 2005-07-21 Long John Baldry, British blues musician (b. 1941)
  • 2005-07-30 Lucky [Eli] Thompson, American jazz musician (Cuban Fire!), dies at 81
  • 2005-08-06 Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1927)
  • 2005-08-16 Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2005-09-01 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), dies at 78 (b. 1926)