Musicians in History (Part 5)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,689

  • 1943-08-12 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter
  • 1943-08-17 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American musician (d. 2002)
  • 1943-10-21 Ron Elliott, musician (The Beau Brummels), born in Healdsburg, California
  • 1943-11-03 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), born in Glasgow (d. 2011)
  • 1943-11-05 Pablo Gomez, Spanish musician (Los Bravos), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • 1943-12-09 Kenny Vance, American musician and producer (Jay and the Americans, The Planotones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-12-12 Mike Smith, rock musician
  • 1943-12-17 Dave Dee, British musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire (d. 2009)
  • 1943-12-17 Ron Geesin, Scottish musician and composer
  • 1943-12-27 Joan Manuel Serrat, Spanish musician
  • 1943-12-28 Charles "Chas" Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), born in London, England
  • 1944-01-27 Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)
  • 1944-01-31 Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)
  • 1944-02-10 Rufus Reid, American musician, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944-04-10 Danny Woods, US musician (CEO of the Board)
  • 1944-05-15 Ian "Tich" Amey, British rock musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Salisbury Wiltshire
  • 1944-05-28 Billy Vera, musician (& Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
  • 1944-06-02 Antone Tavares, American R&B musician (Tavares)
  • 1944-06-06 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), born in Vienna Austria
  • 1944-06-19 Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician
  • 1944-06-27 Bruce Arthur Johnston [Benjamin Baldwin], American singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Beach Boys), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1944-07-24 Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
  • 1944-08-08 John Renbourn, English folk musician (Pentangle), born in London
  • 1944-08-20 John Povey, English musician, born in London
  • 1944-08-30 John Surman, jazz musician
  • 1944-10-07 Judee Sill, American musician (d. 1979)
  • 1944-10-19 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaica, reggae musician (Mystic Man, Mama Africa)
  • 1944-10-24 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1944-11-02 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • 1944-11-27 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Enford, Wilshire (d. 2015)
  • 1944-12-12 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock musician (MC5) (d. 1991)
  • 1944-12-18 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), born in Llanelli (d. 2017)
  • 1945-01-28 Robert Wyatt, English musician

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1945-02-06 Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae musician and singer-songwriter (Wailers-No Woman), born in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica (d. 1981)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1945-02-15 John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)
  • 1945-03-09 Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), born in Pretoria (d. 1988)
  • 1945-04-24 Doug Riley, Canadian musician (d. 2007)
  • 1945-04-25 Michael Kogel, German musician, born in Berlin
  • 1945-05-02 Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
  • 1945-05-08 Keith Jarrett, jazz musician/film composer (Nachtfahrer)
  • 1945-05-10 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician
  • 1945-06-04 Anthony Braxton, jazz musician
  • 1945-06-14 Rod Argent, St Albans United Kingdom, rock musician (The Zombies, Argent)
  • 1945-06-19 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1945-06-29 Johnnie Richardson, R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe)

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1945-08-14 Steve Martin, American comedian, musician, author and actor (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 1945-08-28 Bob Segarini, Musician and radio personality
  • 1945-09-03 George Biondo, rock musician (Steppenwolf), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-09-19 David Bromberg, musician (Demon in Disguise), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-10-05 Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1945-10-09 Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996)
  • 1945-10-14 Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake)
  • 1945-10-31 Rik Kenton, British musician (Roxy Music, Woody Kern), born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • 1945-12-12 Alan Ward, rock musician
  • 1945-12-12 Tony Williams, jazz musician
  • 1945-12-24 Lemmy [Ian Kilminster], heavy metal musician (Motorhead), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • 1946-01-13 Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician
  • 1946-02-03 Stan Webb, English blues musician (Chicken Shack), born in London
  • 1946-03-01 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Blackburn (d. 2001)
  • 1946-03-09 Jim Cregan, British rock musician
  • 1946-03-24 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk)
  • 1946-03-27 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers)
  • 1946-03-28 Richard Sussman, American jazz musician and composer
  • 1946-04-21 Doug MacLeod, American blues musician (Blues Music Awards' Acoustic Artist of the Year, 2014, 2016 and 2017), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-05-10 Donovan, Scottish musician
  • 1946-05-11 Plume Latraverse, Quebec singer and musician
  • 1946-05-17 Udo Lindenberg, German musician
  • 1946-05-26 Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993)
  • 1946-05-27 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish musician (d. 2005)
  • 1946-06-16 Tom Harrell. American jazz musician (Time's Mirror), born in Urbana, Illinois
  • 1946-07-09 Bon Scott [Ronald Belford Scott], Australian rock musician (lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC), born in Forfar, Scotland, UK
  • 1946-07-22 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1946-08-06 Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, born in Bradford (d. 2017)
  • 1946-08-20 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1946-09-02 Billy Preston, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1946-09-05 Buddy Miles, American musician (The Electric Flag), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • 1946-10-14 Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)
  • 1946-11-11 Len "Chip" Hawkes, English musician (the Tremeloes)
  • 1946-11-20 Ray Stiles, English musician (Mud, The Hollies), born in Guildford
  • 1946-12-15 Carmine Appice, musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-01-04 Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • 1947-01-21 Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
  • 1947-01-29 Marián Varga, Slovak musician
  • 1947-02-02 Derek Shulman, Scottish musician (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow
  • 1947-02-24 Rupert Holmes, English musician
  • 1947-03-04 Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
  • 1947-03-21 Franco Mussida, Italian progessive rock musician (Premiata Forneria Marconi), born in Milan
  • 1947-04-07 Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1947-04-08 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1947-04-28 Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-05-13 Toy Caldwell, rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1947-05-28 Leland Sklar, musician and bass guitarist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1947-06-05 Laurie Anderson, American avant-garde artist and musician (known for O Superman), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • 1947-06-17 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
  • 1947-07-01 Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947-07-09 Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician
  • 1947-07-17 Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1947-08-04 Paul Leyton, English musician and rocker (Seekers), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1947-08-05 Rick Zehringer, American musician (McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • 1947-08-10 Ian Anderson, Scottish-born musician, singer, and songwriter (Jethro Tull), born in Fife, Scotland

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 401 - 500 of 597

  • 2005-10-04 Mike Gibbons, Welsh musician and drummer (Badfinger), dies of a brain aneurysm in his sleep at 56
  • 2005-10-19 Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends) (b. 1982)
  • 2005-10-28 Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
  • 2005-11-20 Chris Whitley, American musician (b. 1960)
  • 2005-12-13 Timothy Jordan II, American musician (The All American Rejects, Jonezetta) (b. 1981)
  • 2006-01-01 Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks) (b. 1956)
  • 2006-02-08 Elton Dean, English musician (Soft Machine) (b. 1945)
  • 2006-02-14 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor (b. 1925)
  • 2006-02-17 Ray Barretto, Puerto Rican musician (b. 1929)
  • 2006-02-22 Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
  • 2006-03-01 Johnny Jackson, American musician (b. 1951)
  • 2006-03-06 King Floyd, American musician (b. 1945)
  • 2006-03-07 Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)
  • 2006-03-18 Dan Gibson, musician (b. 1922)
  • 2006-03-28 Proinsias Ó Maonaigh, Irish musician (b. 1922)
  • 2006-05-25 Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska musician (b. 1941)
  • 2006-06-02 Vince Welnick, musician, keyboardist (The Grateful Dead) (b. 1951)
  • 2006-06-06 Billy Preston, American musician (b. 1946)
  • 2006-06-20 Claydes Charles Smith, American musician (Kool & The Gang), dies at 57
  • 2006-07-09 Milan Williams, American musician (The Commodores) (b. 1948)
  • 2006-07-17 Sam Myers, American musician and songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2006-08-03 Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
  • 2006-08-16 Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (b. 1975)
  • 2006-08-21 Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian musician (b. 1916)
  • 2006-09-09 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955)
  • 2006-09-21 Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)
  • 2006-10-14 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), dies at 69
  • 2006-11-03 Paul Mauriat, French musician (b. 1925)
  • 2006-12-03 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
  • 2006-12-07 Jay McShann, American musician (b. 1910)
  • 2006-12-23 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (b. 1952)
  • 2007-01-06 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American musician and special-effects artist (b. 1934)
  • 2007-01-12 Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
  • 2007-01-18 Brent Liles, American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
  • 2007-02-03 Pedro Knight, Cuban-American musician, husband of legendary singer Celia Cruz (b. 1921)
  • 2007-02-17 Dermot O'Reilly, Irish-born Canadian musician, producer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2007-02-28 Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (b. 1946)
  • 2007-03-09 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), commits suicide at 55
  • 2007-04-05 Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss)(b. 1956)
  • 2007-04-14 Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2007-07-04 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician (b. 1979)
  • 2007-07-05 George Melly, British jazz & blues musician (b. 1926)
  • 2007-09-03 Carter Albrecht, Musician (b. 1973)
  • 2007-09-05 Thomas Hansen (musician) (b. 1976)
  • 2007-09-09 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 2007-09-11 Joe Zawinul, Austrian musician (b. 1932)
  • 2007-09-15 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (b. 1928)
  • 2007-10-13 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), dies at 64
  • 2007-10-18 Lucky Dube, South African musician (b. 1964)
  • 2007-10-21 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts) (b. 1951)
  • 2007-12-25 Mighty King Kong, Kenyan reggae musician. (b. 1973)
  • 2007-12-31 Markku Peltola, Finnish actor and musician (b. 1956)
  • 2008-01-19 John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1939)
  • 2008-01-25 Evelyn Barbirolli, English musician (b. 1911)
  • 2008-02-24 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), dies at 60
  • 2008-02-28 Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (b. 1943)
  • 2008-03-02 Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966)
  • 2008-03-20 Klaus Dinger, German Musician (b. 1946)
  • 2008-03-22 Cachao López, Cuban mambo musician (b. 1918)
  • 2008-04-12 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], American country musician (Nashville Brass), dies at 83
  • 2008-04-25 Humphrey Lyttelton, Jazz musician and broadcaster, (b. 1921)
  • 2008-06-02 Bo Diddley, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2008-06-08 Šaban Bajramović, Serbian Romani musician (b. 1936)
  • 2008-07-02 Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician (b. 1956)
  • 2008-08-10 Isaac Hayes, American musician and actor (b. 1942)
  • 2008-09-26 Marc Moulin, Belgian musician and journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2008-10-01 Nick Reynolds, American folk musician (The Kingston Trio), dies at 75
  • 2008-10-09 Gidget Gein, American musician (b. 1969)
  • 2008-11-01 Nathaniel Mayer, American soul musician (b. 1944)
  • 2008-11-12 Mitch Mitchell, English musician (b. 1947)
  • 2008-11-24 Kenny MacLean, Scottish musician (Platinum Blonde) (b. 1956)
  • 2008-12-19 Kenny Cox, American jazz musician (b. 1940)
  • 2008-12-27 Delaney Bramlett, American musician (b. 1939)
  • 2009-01-09 Dave Dee, British musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2009-01-20 David Newman, American jazz musician, nicknamed "Fathead" (b. 1933)
  • 2009-01-28 Billy Powell, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 2009-02-15 Joe Cuba, Puerto-Rican musician (b. 1931)
  • 2009-06-03 Sam Butera, American jazz musician (b. 1927)
  • 2009-06-07 Hugh Hopper, British musician (b. 1945)
  • 2009-07-04 Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • 2009-08-07 Mike Seeger, American folk musician (b. 1933)
  • 2009-08-21 Dean Turner, Australian musician (b. 1972)
  • 2009-08-28 DJ AM [ Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, dies of a drug overdose at 36
  • 2009-09-01 Jake Brockman, British musician (Echo & the Bunnymen), dies in a motorcycle accident at 53
  • 2009-10-12 Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)
  • 2009-10-26 George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2010-01-13 Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)
  • 2010-01-21 Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
  • 2010-02-14 Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
  • 2010-03-04 Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
  • 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, American musician (b. 1950)
  • 2010-04-08 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2010-04-14 Peter Steele, American musician. (b. 1968)
  • 2010-05-16 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), dies at 67
  • 2010-05-24 Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • 2010-06-06 Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • 2010-06-07 Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • 2010-08-12 Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat), dies at 64
  • 2010-09-03 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], English musician (ELO), killed by a rolling hay bale at 62
  • 2010-09-15 Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (b. 1949)