Musicians in History (Part 6)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,018

  • 1943-02-28 Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace], American rock musician (The Cruisers), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-03-07 Chris White, American rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1943-03-15 Sly Stone, Dallas, funk musician (Sly & the Family Stone-Everyday People), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1943-03-22 Keith Relf, British musician and vocalist (the Yardbirds-For Your Love, Renaissance), born in Richmond, England (d. 1976)
  • 1943-03-29 Chad Allan [Allan Kowbel], Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1943-03-30 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (d. 1998)
  • 1943-04-16 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1943-05-08 Daniel Ray "Danny" Whitten, American musician and songwriter (Crazy Horse, Rod Stewart- "I Don't Want To Talk About It"), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1972)
  • 1943-05-09 Bruce Milner, American musician (Every Mother's Son)
  • 1943-05-11 Arnie Satin [Silver], American musician (The Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-05-31 Wayne Carson, country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)
  • 1943-06-14 [Dewey Lindon] Spooner Oldham, American songwriter and session musician (Muscle Shoals), born in Center Star, Alabama
  • 1943-06-22 Ralph Molina, American drummer (Crazy Horse, Neil Young's backing band), born in Puerto Rico
  • 1943-07-01 Jeff Wayne, American-British musician and composer, born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York
  • 1943-07-04 Conny Bauer, German musician, born in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  • 1943-07-11 Oscar D'León, Venezuelan musician
  • 1943-07-25 Roy Acuff Jr., American country musician, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 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)
  • 1943-08-11 Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London (d. 2006)
  • 1943-08-12 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter
  • 1943-08-17 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American musician (d. 2002)
  • 1943-08-19 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • 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 rock drummer (Los Bravos), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • 1943-12-06 Mike Smith, English musician (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1943-12-09 Kenny Vance, American musician and producer (Jay and the Americans, The Planotones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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
  • 1944-01-23 Jerry Lawson, American musician (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1944-01-27 Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)
  • 1944-01-31 Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)
  • 1944-02-01 Tommy Duffy, American musician (Echoes), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-05 Al Kooper [Alan Peter Kuperschmidt], American rock musician, record producer and songwriter (Blood Sweat & Tears, Super Session), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-10 Rufus Reid, American musician, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944-03-21 David Lindley, American musician (The Kaleidoscope), born in San Marino, California
  • 1944-03-22 Chris Stainton, English session musician (Joe Cocker, The Who), born in Woodseats, England
  • 1944-04-10 Danny Woods, American musician (CEO of the Board), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • 1944-04-13 Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things), born in Durham, England (d. 2001)
  • 1944-05-08 Bill Legend [William Fifield], British musician and rock drummer (T. Rex), born in Barking, Essex
  • 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 Tilsit, East Prussia (d. 2015)
  • 1944-06-19 Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician
  • 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
  • 1944-08-27 Tim Bogert, American musician (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-08-30 John Surman, English jazz musician, born in Tavistock, Devon, England
  • 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)
  • 1944-11-08 Robert Nix, American musician (founding member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Blakely, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 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), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1991)
  • 1944-12-18 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), born in Llanelli (d. 2017)
  • 1944-12-22 Barry Jenkins, English musician (Animals-House of the Rising Sun), born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • 1944-12-25 Emory Gordy Jr., American musician & music producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1945-01-20 Eric Stewart, English singer-songwriter & musician (10cc-I'm Not in Love), born in Droylsden, United Kingdom
  • 1945-01-28 Robert Wyatt, English musician

Person of interestBob Marley

1945-02-06 Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae musician (Exodus, One Love), born in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica (d. 1981)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1945-02-13 Keith Nichols, English jazz musician, born in Essex, England
  • 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)
  • 1945-03-29 John "Speedy" Keen, British musician, songwriter, producer (Thunderclap Newman - "Something in the Air"), born in Ealing, London (d. 2002)
  • 1945-04-12 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1945-04-25 Michael Kogel, German musician, born in Berlin
  • 1945-05-02 Goldy McJohn, Canadian musician (Steppenwolf), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • 1945-05-02 Judge Dread [Alexander Hughes] English reggae musician, born in Kent, England (d. 1998)
  • 1945-05-08 Keith Jarrett, American jazz and classical pianist and composer (The Köln Concert) , born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-05-13 Magic Dick [Richard Salwitz], American harmonicaist and musician (J Geils Band- "Centerfold"), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1945-06-04 Anthony Braxton, American jazz musician and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-06-14 Rod Argent, English rock musician (The Zombies, Argent), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • 1945-06-16 John Dawson [a.k.a. Marmaduke], American musician, singer, and songwriter, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1945-06-19 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1945-06-19 Robert Franklin Palmer Jr., American writer, musicologist, and musician (Deep Blues), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1945-08-07 Kerry Chater, Canadian musician and songwriter (Gary Puckett & Union Gap - Young Girl), born in British Columbia, Canada

Person of interestSteve Martin

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, American musician and radio personality, born in Stockton, California
  • 1945-09-03 George Biondo, American rock musician (Steppenwolf), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-09-06 Petr Novák, Czech musician (George and Beatovens, Flamengo), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1997)
  • 1945-09-08 Kelly Groucutt, English musician ( Electric Light Orchestra ), born in Coseley, England (d. 2009)
  • 1945-09-19 David Bromberg, American musician (Demon in Disguise), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-10-05 Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1945-10-14 Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake), born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • 1945-10-30 Pamelo Mounk'a, Congolese musician, born in Ouesso, Brazzaville (d. 1996)
  • 1945-10-31 Rik Kenton, British musician (Roxy Music, Woody Kern), born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • 1945-11-01 Rick Grech, British rock musician (Blind Faith, Traffic), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1990)
  • 1945-11-20 Danny McBride, American musician (Sha Na Na), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (2009)
  • 1945-12-12 Alan Ward, English rock musician, born in Nottingham, England
  • 1945-12-12 Tony Williams, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 1945-12-24 Lemmy [Ian Fraser Kilmister], British heavy metal musician (Motörhead), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • 1945-12-24 John Till, Canadian musician, born in Stratford, Canada
  • 1946-01-11 Tony Kaye [Anthony John Selvidge], English musician (Yes), born in Leicester, England
  • 1946-01-12 Cynthia Robinson, American musician (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2015)
  • 1946-01-13 Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician
  • 1946-01-31 Terry Kath, American musician & songwriter (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 501 - 600 of 744

  • 2007-01-13 Doyle Holly, American comedian and musician (Buckaroos), dies at 70
  • 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), dies at 61
  • 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)
  • 2007-06-15 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), dies of multiple myeloma at 61
  • 2007-07-04 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician and actor, dies of complications after a car accident at 28
  • 2007-07-05 George Melly, British jazz & blues musician (b. 1926)
  • 2007-08-27 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 2007-09-03 Carter Albrecht, Musician (b. 1973)
  • 2007-09-05 Thomas Hansen (musician) (b. 1976)
  • 2007-09-09 Hughie Thomasson, American musician and singer (Outlaws), dies at 55
  • 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 reggae musician, dies at 43
  • 2007-10-21 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), dies at 56
  • 2007-12-12 Ike Turner, American musician (Ike and Tina Turner - A Fool in Love), dies of cocaine overdose at 76
  • 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), dies at 64
  • 2008-03-02 Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966)
  • 2008-03-03 Norman "Hurricane" Smith, English musician and producer (Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?, Don't Let It Die), dies at 85
  • 2008-03-20 Klaus Dinger, German Musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk), dies of heart failure at 61
  • 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
  • 2008-04-17 Daniel "Danny" Federici, American rocker and musician (E Street Band), dies of melanoma at 58
  • 2008-04-25 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz musician, actor and broadcaster (It's Great to Be Young), dies at 86
  • 2008-06-02 Bo Diddley, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2008-06-07 Bill Coday, American musician and singer (You’re Gonna Want Me), dies of a stroke at 66
  • 2008-06-08 Šaban Bajramović, Serbian Romani musician (b. 1936)
  • 2008-07-02 Natasha Shneider, Russian musician (Eleven), dies at 52
  • 2008-08-10 Isaac Hayes, American musician and composer (Shaft), dies at 65
  • 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 (Marilyn Manson band), dies at 39
  • 2008-11-01 Nathaniel Mayer, American soul musician (b. 1944)
  • 2008-11-12 Mitch Mitchell, English musician (Jimi Hendrix Experience), dies at 62
  • 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 rocker (Shindogs, Delaney & Bonnie), dies at 69
  • 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 and keyboardist (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird), dies at 56
  • 2009-02-03 Max Neuhaus, American classical musician and experimental percussionist (sound sculptures), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2009-02-15 Joe Cuba, Puerto-Rican musician (b. 1931)
  • 2009-02-25 Ian Carr, Scottish jazz musician (Nucleus), dies after suffering Alzheimer's disease at 75
  • 2009-03-08 Ali Bongo [William Oliver Wallace], British comedy musician and magician (President of The Magic Circle - Shriek of Araby), dies at 79
  • 2009-06-03 Sam Butera, American jazz musician (b. 1927)
  • 2009-06-07 Hugh Hopper, British musician (b. 1945)
  • 2009-06-19 Ali Akbar Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 87
  • 2009-07-04 Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • 2009-07-23 Danny McBride, American musician (Sha Na Na), dies at 63
  • 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)
  • 2010-02-06 John Dankworth, English jazz musician and composer, dies at 82
  • 2010-02-14 Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
  • 2010-03-04 Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)

Person of interestMalcolm McLaren

2010-04-08 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician, dies of cancer at 64

Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk Malcolm McLaren
Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk
Malcolm McLaren
  • 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)
  • 2010-07-26 Ben Keith [Bennett Keith Schaeufele], American musician and record producer (Neil Young, Great Speckled Bird), dies at 73
  • 2010-08-18 Kenneth "Kenny" Edwards, American musician and singer-songwriter (The Stone Poneys, Bryndle), dies of cancer and a blood disorder at 64
  • 2010-08-19 Michael Been, American musician (The Call), dies at 60
  • 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)
  • 2010-10-05 Steve Lee, Swiss musician and vocalist (Gotthard) (b. 1963)
  • 2010-10-07 T Lavitz, American musician (b. 1956)
  • 2010-10-18 Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)
  • 2010-10-25 Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican reggae musician, dies of lung cancer at 59
  • 2010-11-25 Peter Christopherson English musician and video director/designer (b. 1955)
  • 2010-12-09 James Moody, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • 2010-12-17 Captain Beefheart, American musician (b. 1941)
  • 2010-12-28 Billy Taylor, American musician (b. 1921)
  • 2011-01-04 Mick Karn, Cypriot-born British musician (Japan) (b. 1958)
  • 2011-01-04 Gerry Rafferty, Scottish guitarist and vocalist (Baker Street), dies at 63
  • 2011-01-10 Bosko Petrovic, Croatian jazz musician, founder of the Zagreb Jazz Quartet, dies at 75
  • 2011-01-26 Charlie Louvin, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2011-01-26 Gladys Horton, American musician and singer, member of the group The Marvelettes (b. 1944)
  • 2011-03-08 Mike Starr (musician), American Musician (b. 1966)
  • 2011-03-19 Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)
  • 2011-04-23 Tom King, American songwriter & musician, dies at 68
  • 2011-05-07 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • 2011-06-08 Alan Rubin, American musician (Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", dies of cancer at 68
  • 2011-06-11 Seth Putnam, American musician (b. 1968)