Musicians in History (Part 8)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,102

  • 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, British progressive rock keyboard player (Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink), born in Herne Bay, Kent, England
  • 1947-12-04 Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span), born in Dublin
  • 1947-12-21 Paco de Lucía, Spanish flamenco guitarist and composer, born in Algeciras, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1947-12-31 Burton Cummings, Canadian rock singer-songwriter, and keyboardist (Guess Who - "These Eyes"), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1947-12-31 Rita Lee [Jones], Brazilian rock singer, songwriter and musician (Os Mutantes), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1948-01-09 Bill Cowsill, American singer & musician (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "The Rain, The Park, And Other Thing"), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2006)
  • 1948-01-14 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician and producer (Los Lobos; Sam Philips: BoDeans), 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
  • 1948-06-20 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1948-06-27 Camile Baudoin, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-06-29 Dervin Gordon, British musician (The Equals), born in Jamaica
  • 1948-07-27 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Electric Theseus), born in Athens (d. 1990)
  • 1948-07-28 Gerald Casale, American musician and director (founding member of Devo), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1948-08-02 Chris Bennett, American musician (The Theme from Midnight Express), born in Marshall, Illinois
  • 1948-08-17 Rod MacDonald, American singer-songwriter, born in Southington, Connecticut
  • 1948-08-24 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician (Oxygène), born in Lyon
  • 1948-09-04 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong Canto-pop singer-songwriter, born in Xiguan, Guangzhou, Republic of China
  • 1948-09-11 John Martyn, British musician, born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • 1948-09-22 Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • 1948-09-29 Mark Farner, American musician, songwriter and vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1948-10-09 Caleb Quayle, English rock musician (Hall & Oates), born in London, England
  • 1948-10-10 Ed Volker, American musician (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-10-13 John Ford Coley, American musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1948-10-16 Jim Ed Norman [Edward James Norman], American musician and record producer, born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • 1948-10-27 Sherman Robertson, American blues guitarist (I'm the Man), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • 1948-10-29 Ricky Reynolds, American musician (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • 1948-11-07 Turner Stephen Bruton, American country songwriter and musician (Crazy Heart), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2009)
  • 1948-11-20 Rance Allen, American gospel singer and musician (Rance Allen Group - Miracle Worker), born in Monroe, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • 1948-11-21 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1948-12-12 Ray Jackson, English rock musician, born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • 1948-12-17 James Alexander, American R&B bassist (The Bar-Kays - "Soul Finger"; "Shaft)
  • 1948-12-18 Bill Nelson, English musician (Be Bop Deluxe)
  • 1948-12-21 Willi Resetarits, Austrian musician, born in Stinatz, Austria
  • 1949-01-14 Lamar Williams, American musician (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Gulfport, Mississippi (d. 1983)
  • 1949-01-14 Maurice T. "Maury" Muehleisen, American musician and songwriter (Jim Croce), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • 1949-01-26 Derek Holt, British rock guitarist (Curved Air; Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), born in Stafford, England
  • 1949-02-03 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1949-02-04 Roy Yeager, American musician (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • 1949-03-12 Mike Gibbins, Welsh musician and drummer (Badfinger - "No Matter What"), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2005)
  • 1949-03-25 Neil Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Amen Corner - "Bend Me Shape Me"), born in Llanbradach, South Wales (d. 2018)
  • 1949-03-30 Lene Lovich, English-American singer, songwriter and musician (Lucky Number), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-04-04 Michael Fennelly, American musician (The Millennium, Crabby Appleton), born in New York, New York
  • 1949-04-10 Eric Troyer, American musician (ELO Part II, The Orchestra), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • 1949-04-23 John Miles, British vocalist and musician (John Miles Band-Rebel, Zaragon), born in Jarrow, County Durham, England
  • 1949-04-25 Michael Brown, American musician and songwriter (Don't Walk Away Renee), born in New York City (d. 2015)
  • 1949-04-25 Watermelon Slim [William Homans], American blues musician (The Wheel Man), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-05-01 Tim Hodgkinson, English composer and musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1949-05-17 Andrew Latimer, English musician (Camel), born in Guildford, England
  • 1949-05-18 William Wallace, Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1949-05-28 Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
  • 1949-06-09 Francis Monkman, British film composer, musician and songwriter (Curved Air, Sky), born in Hampstead, North London
  • 1949-06-14 Jim Lea, British musician (Slade), born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
  • 1949-06-18 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • 1949-06-30 Andrew "Andy" Scott, Welsh musician and songwriter (Sweet), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • 1949-07-02 Joe English, American drummer (Wings; Sea Level), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1949-07-10 Greg Kihn, American pop musician and radio personality, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949-07-15 Trevor Horn, British rock musician/producer (Buggles-"Video Killed The Radio star";Yes-Drama; Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Durham, England
  • 1949-07-28 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), born in London (d. 1980)
  • 1949-08-09 Brie Howard-Darling, American musician, artist and cake designer (Boxing Gandhis, Fanny), born in Stockton, California
  • 1949-08-12 Mark Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1949-08-18 Nigel Griggs, English musician (Split Enz), born in Hatfield, United Kingdom
  • 1949-08-20 Phil Lynott, Irish rock singer and bass player (Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back In Town"), born in West Bromwich, England. (d. 1986)
  • 1949-08-26 Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician (Seduced, Theme to Mr. Belvedere), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2019)
  • 1949-08-30 Peter Maffay, Romanian-German musician, born in Brașov, Romania
  • 1949-09-04 Dado Topić, Croatian musician (Time; Dragonfly), born in Nova Gradiška, Croatia
  • 1949-09-14 Tommy Seebach, Danish musician and singer (Sir Henry and his Butlers), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2003)
  • 1949-09-14 Edward "Ed" King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Glendale, California (d. 2018)

Person of interestBruce Springsteen

1949-09-23 Bruce Springsteen [The Boss], American singer, songwriter and rock musician (Born to Run, Born in the USA), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • 1949-10-18 Joe Egan, Scottish singer-songwriter (Stealers Wheel - "Stuck In The Middle With You"), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • 1949-10-22 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (d. 1990)
  • 1949-10-23 Würzel [Michael Burston], British musician (Motörhead), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1949-10-25 Walter Hyatt, American singer and songwriter (Uncle Walt's Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1949-11-01 David Foster, Canadian musician, composer, and record producer (Chicago, Celene Dion, Andrea Bocelli; "The Prayer"), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1949-11-08 Al Berger, American musician (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)
  • 1949-11-29 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • 1949-12-08 Ray Shulman, British musician, born in Portsmouth
  • 1949-12-17 Paul Rodgers, English-Canadian rock singer and musician (Bad Company - "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Rock and Roll Fantasy"; The Firm; + Queen), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • 1949-12-19 Sebastian [Knud Torben Christensen], Danish musician and composer, born in Sønderborg, Denmark
  • 1949-12-23 Luther Grosvenor, English rock musician (Spooky Tooth), born in Evesham, United Kingdom
  • 1949-12-23 [Steven] Adrian Belew, American new wave and progressive rock singer and guitarist (Frank Zappa; David Bowie; King Crimson, 1981-2009; The Bears), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1949-12-25 Joe Louis Walker, American as an electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, born in San Francisco, California

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 701 - 774 of 774

  • 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
  • 2016-11-13 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 pop-folk singer-songwriter and guitarist ("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 Hammond organist, guitarist and vocalist (The Allman Brothers Band - "Whipping Post"), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2017-08-01 Goldy McJohn, Canadian musician (Steppenwolf), dies at 72
  • 2017-09-05 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), dies at 79
  • 2017-09-15 Harry Dean Stanton, American actor, musician, and singer (Lucky, Alien, Cool Hand Luke, The Godfather Part II), dies at 91
  • 2017-09-30 Alam Thomas "Tom" Paley, American folk musician (New Lost City Ramblers), dies at 89
  • 2017-10-17 Gordon Downie, Canadian rock musician (The Tragically Hip), dies of glioblastoma at 53
  • 2017-10-22 George Young, Scottish-Australian musician, songwriter and record producer (the Easybeats, Flash and the Pan), dies at 70
  • 2017-12-07 James "Sunny" Murray, American jazz musician and drummer, dies at 81
  • 2018-01-12 Danny Woods, American musician (CEO of the Board), dies at 75
  • 2018-01-15 Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries, Zombie, Linger), drowns in the bath at 46
  • 2018-01-15 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), dies of pancreatic cancer at 74
  • 2018-01-30 Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), commits suicide at 35
  • 2018-02-07 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), dies at 76

Person of interestAvicii

2018-04-20 Avicii [Tim Bergling], Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer (Levels, Wake Me Up, Sunshine), commits suicide at 28

DJ and Record Producer Avicii
DJ and Record Producer
Avicii
  • 2018-05-01 Max Berrú, Ecuadorian-Chilean musician, dies at 74
  • 2018-05-11 Scott Hutchinson, Scottish musician (Frightened Rabbit), found dead after a suffering from mental illness at 36
  • 2018-06-01 Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), dies of heart failure at 83
  • 2018-06-08 Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac- "Albatross"), dies at 68
  • 2018-07-02 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), dies at 70
  • 2018-08-22 Edward "Ed" King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of cancer at 68
  • 2018-09-22 Charles "Chas" Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), dies at 74
  • 2018-09-29 Otis Rush, American blues musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), dies from complications from an earlier stroke at 83
  • 2018-10-04 John Tyrrell, British musicologist (Leoš Janáček; The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), dies at 76
  • 2018-12-17 Galt MacDermot, Canadian musician and composer (Hair), dies at 89
  • 2019-01-23 Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean singer and musician (Tuku music), dies at 66
  • 2019-01-26 Michel Legrand, French composer, film arranger and jazz musician (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind), dies at 86
  • 2019-01-29 James Ingram, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("Somewhere Out There"; "Just Once"), dies of brain cancer at 66
  • 2019-02-21 Peter Tork [Thorkelson], American musician and actor (The Monkees), dies from complications of adenoid cystic carcinoma at 77
  • 2019-02-25 Mark Hollis, British synth-pop musician (Talk Talk), dies at 64

Person of interestKeith Flint

2019-03-04 Keith Flint, English singer, musician and dancer (Prodigy), found dead after committing suicide at 49

Singer and Dancer Keith Flint
Singer and Dancer
Keith Flint
  • 2019-03-11 Hal Blaine [Harold Belsky], American pop and rock session drummer (The Wrecking Crew), dies at 90
  • 2019-03-17 [Zephire] Andre Williams, American R&B musician ("Jailbait"; "Shake a Tail Feather"), dies at 82
  • 2019-05-13 Jerome Callet, American musician and designer of brass instruments, dies at 89
  • 2019-05-30 Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician (Seduced, Theme to Mr. Belvedere), dies at 69
  • 2019-05-31 [Roger Kynard] Roky Erickson, American musician (The 13th Floor Elevators), dies at 71
  • 2019-06-06 Dr. John [Malcolm John Rebennack], American musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), dies at 77 [1]
  • 2019-08-06 Maurice Simon, American jazz musician, dies at 90
  • 2019-09-11 Daniel Johnston, American musician and visual artist (Hi, How Are You), dies of a suspected heart attack at 58
  • 2019-09-15 Ric Ocasek [Richard Otcasek], American musician (The Cars - Best Friend's Girl; Shake It Up), found dead at 75
  • 2019-11-29 Irving Burgie (Lord Burgess), American Caribbean music composer and musician (Day-O), dies at 95
  • 2020-01-07 Neil Peart, Canadian musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings) dies from glioblastoma (brain cancer) at 67
  • 2020-03-22 Eric Weissberg, American singer and musician (Duelling Banjos), dies of Alzheimer’s at 80
  • 2020-03-24 Manu Dibango, Cameroonian musician (Soul Makossa), dies of COVID-19 at 86

Person of interestBill Withers

2020-03-30 Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and rhythm & blues musician ("Ain't No Sunshine"; "Lean on Me"; "Just The Two Of Us"), dies of heart complications at 81

Rhythm & Blues Musician Bill Withers
Rhythm & Blues Musician
Bill Withers
  • 2020-04-01 Ellis Marsalis, American jazz musician and prominent teacher, dies of COVID-19 complications at 85
  • 2020-04-01 Adam Schlesinger, American rock musician (Fountains Of Wayne) and songwriter (That Thing You Do), dies of COVID-19 complications at 52
  • 2020-06-27 Johnny Mandel, American composer, arranger and musician (M*A*S*H theme), dies at 94
  • 2020-07-06 Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and musician (film soundtracks for The Mission and The Hateful Eight), dies at 91 [1]
  • 2020-10-15 Gordon Haskell, British pop, rock and blues musician (Fleur De Lys; King Crimson, 1970; Harry's Bar), dies of cancer at 74
  • 2020-10-26 Stan Kesler, American session musician, songwriter and, record producer and songwriter (Sun Studio), dies of bone cancer at 92
  • 2020-10-31 Rance Allen, American gospel singer and musician (Rance Allen Group - Miracle Worker), dies at 71

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