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
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
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
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
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
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