Musicians in History (Part 7)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,014

  • 1946-03-01 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Blackburn (d. 2001)
  • 1946-03-05 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1946-03-09 Jim Cregan, English rock musician, born in Yeovil, Somerset
  • 1946-03-24 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk), born in Scherfede, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1946-03-27 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers), born in Madgeburg, Germany
  • 1946-03-28 Richard Sussman, American jazz musician and composer
  • 1946-03-29 Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs), born in Manchester (d. 2007)
  • 1946-04-02 Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1946-04-06 Daniel Kortchmar, American musician, producer and songwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-04-18 Lenny Baker, American musician (Sha Na Na), born in Whitman, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 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
  • 1946-05-01 Jerry Weiss, American jazz musician (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-05-10 Donovan [Philips Leitch], Scottish musician (Sunshine Superman, Catch the Wind), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1946-05-11 Plume Latraverse, Quebec singer and musician
  • 1946-05-17 Udo Lindenberg, German musician, born in Gronau, Westphalia
  • 1946-05-26 Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist and producer (Mott the Hoople, The Spiders From Mars), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (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
  • 1946-07-11 Cuthbert Johnson, English musician and Benedictine abbot, born in County Durham, England (d. 2017)
  • 1946-07-22 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1946-07-23 Keith Ferguson, American blues musician (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1946-08-01 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (d. 2006)
  • 1946-08-20 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk), born in Krefeld, Germany
  • 1946-09-02 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1946-09-06 Buizen Beernd [Bennie Jolink], Dutch singer and musician (Normal), born in Hummelo, Netherlands
  • 1946-09-24 Carson Van Osten, American musician and comic strip writer (Disney), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1946-09-24 Marc Neikrug, American composer and musician, born in New York City
  • 1946-10-14 Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • 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, American musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-12-16 Benny Andersson, Swedish composer and musician (ABBA), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1946-12-28 Edgar Winter, American rock musician (Frankenstein, Free Ride), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1947-01-04 Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • 1947-01-21 Pye [Julian] Hastings, British singer and musician (Caravan - In The Land of Grey and Pink), born in Tomnavoulin, Banffshire, Scotland
  • 1947-01-24 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter & musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1947-01-29 Marián Varga, Slovak musician
  • 1947-01-30 Steve Marriott, English musician & songwriter (Humble Pie-Eat It, Faces), born in Manor Park, London (d. 1991)
  • 1947-02-02 Derek Shulman, Scottish musician (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow
  • 1947-02-13 Tony Butler, British musician & rock bassist (Big Country-It's a Big Country, Wonderland), born in Shepherd's Bush, London
  • 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), born Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 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)
  • 1947-04-19 Mark Volman, American rock and roll musician and songwriter (the Turtles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-04-28 Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-05-10 Jay Ferguson, American musician and composer (theme for The Office), born in Burbank, California
  • 1947-05-24 Albert Bouchard, American musician, singer and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult), born in Watertown, New York
  • 1947-05-24 Robert "Waddy" Wachtel, American session musician, composer and record producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-05-28 Leland Sklar, American bass guitarist and session musician (James Taylor, Crosby, Stills & Nash), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1947-06-05 Tom Evans, English rock musician (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • 1947-06-05 Laurie Anderson, American avant-garde artist and musician (known for O Superman), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • 1947-06-16 Tom "Bones" Malone, American jazz musician, arranger, and producer, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1947-06-17 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1947-06-22 Howard Kaylan, American rock and roll musician and writer (The Turtles), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-07-01 Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947-07-04 William "Bill" Schnee, American musician, music producer, and audio engineer, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1947-07-09 Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician (Yellow Magic Orchestra), born in Minato, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1947-07-15 [Roger Kynard] Roky Erickson, American musician (The 13th Floor Elevators), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2019)
  • 1947-07-17 Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1947-08-04 Paul Leyton, English musician and rocker (Seekers), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1947-08-10 Ian Anderson, Scottish-born musician, singer, and songwriter (Jethro Tull), born in Fife, Scotland
  • 1947-08-15 Geraldo Velez, Puerto Rican musician and jazz congas player (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Puerto Rico
  • 1947-09-21 Donald "Don" Felder, American rock musician and songwriter (Eagles), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1947-09-23 Neal Smith, American musician and drummer for rock group "Alice Cooper", born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1947-09-23 Don Grolnick, jazz musician
  • 1947-09-27 Meat Loaf [Marvin Lee Aday], American rock musician and singer-songwriter (Bat Out of Hell), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947-10-01 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), born in London
  • 1947-10-03 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1947-10-11 Al Atkins, English musician (Judas Priest), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
  • 1947-10-23 Greg Ridley, English musician (Humble Pie), born in Carlisle, Cumberland (d. 2003)
  • 1947-11-03 Joseph "Joe" Lala, American musician, actor and singer notable for co-founding the rock band "Blues Image", born in Ybor City, Florida (d. 2014)
  • 1947-11-10 Glen Buxton, American guitarist (Alice Cooper) and composer, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 1947-11-12 J. C. [John Charles] Crowley, American musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1947-11-13 Toy Caldwell, American Southern-rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1947-11-24 Dave Sinclair, English musician (Caravan, Hatfield and the North)
  • 1947-12-04 Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span), born in Dublin
  • 1947-12-21 Paco de Lucía, Spanish musician, born in Algeciras, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1947-12-31 Burton Cummings, Canadian musician (Guess Who-These Eyes), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1947-12-31 Rita Lee, Brazilian musician, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1948-01-09 Bill Cowsill, American singer & musician (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1948-01-14 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician & producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948-01-15 Ronnie Van Zant, American rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1977)
  • 1948-01-19 Harvey Hinsley, British musician, born in Northampton, United Kingdom

Person of interestRick James

1948-02-01 Rick James [James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.], American funk musician ("Super Freak"), born in Buffalo New York (d. 2004)

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • 1948-03-11 Jan Schelhaas, English musician (Caravan, Camel), born in Liverpool
  • 1948-03-12 Les Holroyd, British progressive rock musician (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham England
  • 1948-03-16 Michael Owen Bruce, American rock musician (Alice Cooper), born in Kansas
  • 1948-03-17 Fran Byrne, musician (Ace), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1948-03-18 Robert "Bobby" Whitlock, American singer, songwriter and musician (Derek and the Dominos), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1948-03-22 Randy Hobbs, American rock musician (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys), born in Winchester, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • 1948-05-11 Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
  • 1948-05-12 Steve Winwood, English singer and musician (Higher Love, Roll With It), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1948-05-15 Brian Eno, British rock and ambient musician (Roxy Music, David Bowie, U2, Coldplay), born in Woodbridge, Sussex
  • 1948-05-22 Doug Gray, American musician (The Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • 1948-05-25 Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions), born in Hannover, Germany
  • 1948-05-31 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], musician (ELO), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1948-06-06 Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan), born in Canterbury, England

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 601 - 700 of 740

  • 2011-07-23 Johnny Hoes, Dutch musician and producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom), dies at 94
  • 2011-08-11 Jani Lane, American heavy metal musician (Warrant) dies of alcohol poisoning aged 47
  • 2011-08-13 Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish musician (b. 1952)
  • 2011-10-05 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), dies at 67
  • 2011-10-10 Jagjit Singh, Indian Musician, Ghazal Maestro, Padma Bhusan awardee (b. 1941)
  • 2011-10-21 Edmundo Ros, Trinidadian-Venezuelan musician and arranger, dies at 100
  • 2011-11-27 Sultan Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 71
  • 2011-12-06 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), dies of cancer at 71
  • 2011-12-25 Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood [Euclid James Sherwood], American rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), dies at 69
  • 2011-12-26 Sam Rivers, American jazz musician (exponent of free jazz), dies of pneumonia at 88
  • 2012-01-16 Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), died of heart failure at 71
  • 2012-01-17 Johnny Otis [Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes], US R&B musician, producer, and talent scout ("godfather of rhythm and blues"), dies at 90
  • 2012-01-26 Clare Fischer, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 83
  • 2012-02-08 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician, dies from lung cancer at 62
  • 2012-02-25 Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79

Person of interestDavy Jones

2012-02-29 Davy Jones, English musician (The Monkees), dies from heart attack at 66

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones
  • 2012-03-28 Earl Scruggs, American bluegrass musician, dies from natural causes at 88
  • 2012-04-19 Levon Helm, American drummer and singer (The Band - Up On Cripple Creek), dies from throat cancer at 71
  • 2012-04-28 Jackie Kelso [John Joseph Kelson Jr], American jazz saxophonist & session musician, dies at 90
  • 2012-05-16 Doug Dillard, American country rock musician (The Dillards, Gene Clark, Dillard & Clark) and actor (Clem-Popeye), dies of a lung infection caused by a collapsed lung at 75
  • 2012-05-20 Robert Nix, American musician (founding member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section), dies at 67
  • 2012-05-29 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, dies from complications following surgery at 89
  • 2012-06-04 Herb [Herbert] Reed, American musician (The Platters), dies at 83
  • 2012-06-07 Bob Welch, American musician (Fleetwood Mac), commits suicide by gunshot at 66
  • 2012-07-16 Jon Lord, English musician, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 71
  • 2012-07-17 Ilhan Mimaroglu, Turkish electronic music composer and musician, dies at 86
  • 2012-08-15 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), commits suicide at 56
  • 2012-09-30 César Bolaños, Peruvian musician and composer, dies at 81

Person of interestRavi Shankar

2012-12-11 Ravi Shankar, Indian musician (The Pandit), dies at 92

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • 2013-02-27 Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations), dies at 70
  • 2013-03-07 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies of pneumonia at 82
  • 2013-04-10 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76
  • 2013-04-18 Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American musician (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), dies of liver failure at 60
  • 2013-04-26 George Jones, American country musician (Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me), dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81
  • 2013-05-11 Oliver "Ollie" Mitchell, American musician & bandleader (The Wrecking Crew), dies of cancer at 86
  • 2013-05-20 Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier), dies of cancer at 74
  • 2013-05-21 Trevor Bolder, British rock musician and record producer (Uriah Heep, The Spiders from Mars), dies from cancer at 62

Person of interestCory Monteith

2013-07-13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • 2013-08-05 George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • 2013-10-08 Philip Chevron, Irish musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • 2013-10-27 Lou Reed, American musician, dies from liver disease at 71
  • 2013-10-30 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • 2013-11-30 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), dies at 76
  • 2013-12-23 Ricky Lawson, American musician, dies at 59

Person of interestPhil Everly

2014-01-03 Phil Everly, American singer & half of the rock and roll duo "The Everly Brothers" (Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 74

Singer Phil Everly
Singer
Phil Everly
  • 2014-02-17 Bob Casale, American musician, dies from heart failure at 61
  • 2014-03-18 Joseph "Joe" Lala, American musician, actor and singer notable for co-founding the rock band "Blues Image", dies from complications of lung cancer at 66
  • 2014-03-29 Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention, Rhinoceros), dies of complications from diabetes at 71
  • 2014-04-11 Jesse Winchester, American musician and songwriter, dies from bladder cancer at 69
  • 2014-04-28 Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning musician, dies from lung cancer at 61
  • 2014-07-16 Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, dies at 70
  • 2014-08-13 Frans Brüggen, Dutch conductor and musician, dies at 79
  • 2014-09-09 Robert 'Trob' Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49
  • 2014-09-17 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, dies from complications from a heart attack at 77
  • 2014-10-04 Paul Revere, American musician, dies from cancer at 76
  • 2014-11-01 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), dies at 48
  • 2014-11-22 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89

Person of interestJoe Cocker

2014-12-22 Joe Cocker, English rock musician (With a Little Help from My Friends), dies of lung cancer at 70

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker
  • 2015-01-10 Timothy Lee Drummond, American musician, dies at 74
  • 2015-01-13 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), dies at 70
  • 2015-01-20 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), dies at 70
  • 2015-01-31 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), dies at 78
  • 2015-03-13 Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2015-03-19 Michael Brown, American musician and songwriter (Don't Walk Away Renee), dies at 65
  • 2015-07-02 Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician and composer, dies at 75
  • 2015-07-15 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), dies at 97
  • 2015-09-02 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), dies at 85
  • 2015-09-12 Bryn Merrick, British musician (The Damned), dies at 56
  • 2015-10-20 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, dies at 89
  • 2015-11-10 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Mother-in-Law), dies at 77
  • 2015-12-03 Scott Weiland, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), dies at 48
  • 2015-12-08 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum] American Rockabilly musician, dies at 91
  • 2015-12-22 Carson Van Osten, American musician and comic strip writer (Disney), dies at 70
  • 2015-12-27 Andy M. Stewart, Scottish musician and composer (Silly Wizard), dies at 63
  • 2015-12-28 Lemmy [Ian Fraser Kilmister], British heavy metal musician (Motörhead), dies from terminal illness at 70
  • 2015-12-28 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), commits suicide at 51
  • 2016-02-23 Lenny Baker, American musician (Sha Na Na), dies at 69
  • 2016-03-10 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • 2016-04-02 Gato Barbieri, Argentinian Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), dies at 83
  • 2016-04-03 Donald "Don" Francks, Canadian actor, singer and musician (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow), dies at 84
  • 2016-04-18 [Julia Liane] Aleah Stanbridge, South African metal musician (Trees of Eternity), dies of cancer at 39

Person of interestPrince Rogers Nelson

2016-04-21 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), dies at 57

  • 2016-05-21 Nick Menza, American musician and drummer (Megadeth), dies at 51
  • 2016-06-02 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), dies at 64
  • 2016-06-23 Ralph Stanley, American bluegrass musician, dies at 89
  • 2016-06-27 Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter (Mustang Sally), dies at 82
  • 2016-07-17 Gary S. Paxton [Larry Wayne Stevens], American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash, Alley Oop), dies at 77
  • 2016-07-20 Wayne Carson, American country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), dies at 73
  • 2016-08-22 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, dies at 94
  • 2016-09-08 Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican-born reggae musician and producer (Madness), dies at 78
  • 2016-09-21 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, dies at 67
  • 2016-11-13 Leon Russell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), dies at 74
  • 2016-12-25 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), dies from cancer at 68
  • 2017-01-08 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), dies at 75
  • 2017-01-16 Cuthbert Johnson, English musician and Benedictine abbot, dies at 70
  • 2017-01-31 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), dies at 72
  • 2017-03-18 Don Hunstein, American photographer of musicians, dies at 88
  • 2017-05-18 Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave), commits suicide at 52
  • 2017-05-18 Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], Jamaican reggae musician, dies of kidney disease at 51
  • 2017-05-27 Gregg Allman, American musician and songwriter (The Allman Brothers Band), dies of cancer at 69