Pop Music in History

Pop Music: Pop Bands - Pop Stars

Events in Music

  • 1939-06-03 "Beer Barrel Polka" by Will Glahe hits #1 on the pop singles chart

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1957-11-16 BBC’s 1st pop music show, the "Six-Five Special", is broadcast from the tiny 2i’s Coffee Bar in London

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  • 1964-06-08 "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)", recorded by 1960s American pop singers, Jan and Dean, is released

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1965-03-02 One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966)

Actor Christopher Plummer
Actor
Christopher Plummer
Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
  • 1967-02-04 "Wild Thing" cover version by "Senator Bobby" hits #20 on the pop singles chart
  • 1967-06-16 50,000 attend first day of the Monterey International Pop Festival - beginning of the Summer of Love

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1967-06-18 Closing day of the Monterey International Pop Festival, Southern California. First major US appearances of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The WHO and Otis Redding

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
Singer-Songwriter and Producer Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1967-09-30 BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)
  • 1968-08-04 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, California
  • 1968-12-28 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
  • 1969-06-27 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival

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1969-07-04 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep and Janis Joplin

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1969-07-25 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
  • 1969-08-01 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
  • 1969-08-30 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
  • 1969-08-31 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival

  • 1970-02-07 "Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies
  • 1970-07-03 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
  • 1973-08-28 Bobby "Boris" Pickett's song "Monster Mash" goes gold
  • 1978-07-28 600,000 attend the "Summer Jam" rock festival at Watkins Glen, New York, at the time the largest ever audience at a pop festival
  • 1979-02-03 "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart

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1979-05-01 Elton John performs for 1st time in Israel, kicking off a mini-tour of 5 shows in six nights

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

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1985-01-28 Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, and other pop stars)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1990-09-29 "Love & Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart

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1992-03-18 American pop singer Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 2003-02-02 Russian pop girl duo Tatu start a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All The Things She Said'
  • 2005-06-13 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch
  • 2016-08-08 K-pop girl group Blackpink debuts with the song Whistle
  • 2016-09-27 American "boy band" pop music group 'Why Don't We' (WDW) forms in Los Angeles
  • 2018-08-13 Ugandan politician and pop singer Bobi Wine arrested by the Ugandan army at a campaign rally in Arua and later allegedly tortured
  • 2018-08-26 Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation
  • 2018-08-30 Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine re-arrested attempting to leave the country
  • 2018-10-31 BLACKPINK become the first K-pop girl group to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 with multiple hits
  • 2019-11-29 K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced to prison for gang-raping unconscious fans and distributing footage of it (Jung)

Birthdays in Music

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  • 1877-05-25 Billy Murray, Irish-American vaudeville and early recording popular music tenor, known as the 'Denver Nightengale' ("Shine On, Harvest Moon"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1954)
  • 1892-03-17 Sayed Darwish, Egyptian singer & songwriter, "father of Egyptian popular music" (Ana Haweet), born in Kôm el-Dikka, Alexandria (d. 1923)
  • 1902-06-17 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1906-03-24 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet jazz and pop singer ("Let's Smoke"), born in Kharkiv, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1984)
  • 1907-02-17 Alec Wilder, American classical, jazz, and pop music composer (The Churkendoose), and musicologist (American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1909-06-28 Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1910-12-07 Louis Prima, American jazz and pop singer, trumpeter, and bandleader ("That Old Black Magic"; "Oh, Marie"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • 1913-05-18 Charles Trenet, French pop singer and songwriter ("Boum!"; "La Mer"), born in Narbonne, France (d. 2001)
  • 1914-02-11 Matt Dennis, American pop singer, pianist, composer, and arranger ("Everything Happens To Me"; "Angel Eyes"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2002)
  • 1915-12-17 André Claveau, French pop singer and actor (Dors, mon amour), born in Paris; (d. 2003)
  • 1922-01-16 Ernesto Bonino, Italian pop singer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 2008)
  • 1923-01-25 Rusty Draper, American country & pop singer, born in Kirksville, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1924-10-01 Roger Williams [Louis Jacob Weertz], American popular music pianist (Born Free), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • 1924-11-26 Michael Holliday [Norman Milne], British pop singer ("The Story of My Life"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1963)
  • 1925-10-13 Gustav Winckler, Danish pop singer ("Skibet skal sejle i nat"- "The Ship Is Leaving Tonight"), born in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1979)
  • 1927-01-10 Johnnie Ray, American pop singer (Cry), born in Dallas, Oregon (d. 1990)
  • 1927-10-28 Dame Cleo Laine, British actress and jazz-pop singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England

Person of interestAndy Williams

1927-12-03 Andy Williams, American pop singer ("Moon River"; "Days of Wine and Roses"), born in Wall Lake, Iowa (d. 2012)

Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams
  • 1928-03-09 Keely Smith [Dorothy Keely], American jazz and pop singer (w/ husband Louis Prima -"That Old Black Magic"; "I Wish You Love"), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • 1928-12-15 Jerry Wallace, American country and pop singer ("Primrose Lane"; "If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry"), born in Guilford, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • 1929-11-09 Alexandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova, Russian classical and popular music composer (Trumpet Concerto), born in Volgograd, Russia
  • 1930-08-01 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], British pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • 1930-12-01 Matt Monro [Terence Parsons], English pop singer ("Softly As I Leave You"), born Shoreditch, London (d. 1985)
  • 1931-01-27 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian pop singer (The Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1931-07-08 Jerry Vale [Gennaro Vitaliano], American pop singer ("Arriverderci Roma"; "Have You Looked Into Your Heart"), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2014)
  • 1931-09-27 Freddy Quinn [Franz Nidl], Austrian pop singer and actor, born in Niederfladnitz, Austria
  • 1931-12-03 [Mary] Jaye P. Morgan, American pop singer ("All I Want From You"), game show panelist (Gong Show), born in Mancos, Colorado
  • 1931-12-16 Karl Denver [Angus McKenzie], Scottish pop singer ("Never Say Goodbye"; "Wimoweh"), born in Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1931-12-30 Skeeter Davis [Mary Penick], American country and pop singer ("End of World"), born in Dry Ridge, Kentucky (d. 2004)
  • 1932-04-16 Vince Hill, English pop singer ("Roses of Picardy"; "La Vie en Rose"), born in Holbrooks, Coventry, England
  • 1932-12-03 Corry Brokken, Dutch pop singer (1957 Eurovision), born in Breda, The Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1933-08-17 Mark Dinning, American pop singer (Teen Angel), born in Manchester, Oklahoma (d. 1986)
  • 1933-09-18 (James Frederick) "Jimmie" Rodgers, American pop singer and guitarist ("Honey Comb" ; “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again”), born in Camas, Washington (d. 2021)
  • 1933-12-30 Perry Ford [Brian Pugh], British pop singer, session musician and songwriter (The Ivy League - "Tossing And Turning"), born in Lincoln, England (d. 1999)
  • 1935-03-29 Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer ("Heartbeat"; "Softly, Softly"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1996)
  • 1935-04-16 Bobby Vinton, American pop singer, known as "The Polish Prince" ("Roses Are Red (My Love)"; "Blue Velvet"; "My Melody Of Love"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1936-03-19 Birthe Wilke, Danish pop singer (Eurovision Song Contest, 1957 & 1959), born in Vesterbro, Denmark

Person of interestGlen Campbell

1936-04-22 Glen Campbell, American country-pop singer ("Rhinestone Cowboy"; "Wichita Lineman"; "Southern Nights"), guitarist, and actor (True Grit), born in Delight, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1936-05-02 Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], British pop singer ("Release Me"; "After The Loving"), born in Madras, British India
  • 1936-12-17 Tommy Steele [Thomas Hicks], English pop singer, 1st British Rock and Roll star, born in London
  • 1937-04-07 Charlie Thomas, American pop singer (The Drifters, 1958-67 - "Sweets For My Sweet"; "Save The Last Dance For Me"), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1937-05-13 Teddy Randazzo, American pop singer-songwriter (I'm on the Outside Looking In), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1937-05-29 Hibari Misora [Kazue Katō], Japanese pop singer ("Kawa no nagare no yō ni" - Like the Flow of the River), and actress born in Yokohama, Japan (d. 1988)
  • 1937-08-02 Garth Hudson, Canadian pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1937-10-16 Emile Ford, St. Lucian pop singer (first Black male singer to top UK charts - "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?"), and sound engineer, born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2016)
  • 1937-11-30 Jimmy Bowen, American record producer and pop star (I'm Stickin' With You), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
  • 1938-02-11 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter ("Monster Mash"), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1938-03-17 Zoletta "Zola" Taylor, American pop singer (The Platters, 1954-62 - "The Great Pretender"; "Only You"; "Twilight Time"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)
  • 1938-06-26 Billy Davis Jr, American pop singer (5th Dimension-Up, Up And Away), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1938-09-06 Henry Diltz, American music photographer (Woodstock; Monterey Pop Festival; album covers), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1939-01-26 Marshall Leib [Leibovitz], American pop singer (Teddy Bears - "To Know Him Is To Love Him"), and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • 1939-02-01 Claude François, French pop singer-songwriter ("Comme d'habitude"), born in Ismaïlia, Egypt (d. 1978)
  • 1939-04-15 Marty Wilde, English pop singer-songwriter ("A Teenager In Love"), and father of rocker Kim Wilde, born in London, England
  • 1939-05-18 Gary S. Paxton [Larry Wayne Stevens], American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash; Alley Oop), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • 1939-06-11 Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer ("Misty Blue"), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2003)
  • 1939-12-06 Steve Alaimo, American pop singer ("Mashed Potatoes"; "Every Day I Have To Cry"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1939-12-30 Viola Mae Wilkerson, American pop singer ("Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now", born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1940-01-22 Addie "Micki" Harris, American pop singer (Shirelles - "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"; "Soldier Boy"), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 1982)
  • 1940-02-29 Gretchen Christopher, American singer (The Fleetwoods), born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1940-03-29 Eden Kane [Richard Graham Sarstedt], British pop singer ("Well I Ask You"), born in New Delhi, British India

Person of interestTom Jones

1940-06-07 Tom Jones [Woodward], Welsh pop singer ("What's New, Pussycat?"; "Delilah"), and TV personality (The Voice UK), born in Pontypridd, Wales

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • 1940-08-12 Rod Bernard, American "swamp pop" singer ("Allons Danser Colinda"), born in Opelousas, Louisiana. (d. 2020)
  • 1940-09-13 Joyce Schouten, Dutch pop singer (Fouryo's)

Person of interestJohn Lennon

1940-10-09 John Lennon, English musician and member of The Beatles (Imagine), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1940-11-14 Freddie Garrity, British pop singer (Freddie and the Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England (d. 2006)
  • 1940-12-21 Tony Rivers [Thompson], British pop singer and vocal arranger (Harmony Grass; Cliff Richard), born in Shildon, England
  • 1941-02-11 Sérgio Mendes, Brazilian jazz, bossa nova, and pop pianist, composer, and band leader (Brazil '66/'77/'88), born in Niterói, Brazil
  • 1941-03-22 Jeremy Clyde, English pop singer and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy - "A Summer Song") and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • 1941-04-23 Jacqueline Boyer [Eliane Ducos], French pop singer ("Tom Pillibi"), born in Paris
  • 1941-06-08 Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, American pop singer (Funkadelic - "Knee Deep"), born in Elkins, West Virginia
  • 1941-06-13 Esther Ofarim, Israeli pop singer ("T'en vas pas"; "Cinderella Rockerfella"), born in Safed, British Palestine
  • 1942-01-01 Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
  • 1942-04-03 Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer ("Down in the Boondocks"), born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • 1942-04-14 Tony Burrows, British pop singer (The Flower Pot Men - "Let's Go To San Francisco"; Edison Lighthouse -"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"), born in Exeter, Devon, England

Person of interestBarbra Streisand

1942-04-24 Barbra Streisand, American pop singer ("People"; "The Way We Were"; "Evergreen"), stage and screen actress (Funny Girl; What's Up, Doc?), film director (Yentl) and EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1942-04-26 Bobby Rydell [Ridarelli], American pop singer ("Wild One"), and actor (Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-05-20 Paula [Jill Jackson], American pop singer ("Hey Paula"), born in McCamey, Texas
  • 1942-09-30 Frankie Lymon, American pop singer (The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1942-11-22 Steve Caldwell, American pop singer (Orlons - "South Street"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-12-26 Rob de Nijs, Dutch pop singer (Put A Candle In Your Window), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

1943-02-25 George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles -"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2001)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1943-03-05 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, born in Poggio Bustone, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1943-03-30 Jay Traynor, American pop singer (Jay and the Americans, 1960-62 - "She Cried"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1943-04-19 Eve Graham [Beatson], Scottish pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"), born in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
  • 1943-04-22 Mel Carter, American pop singer ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-04-30 Bobby Vee [Velline], American pop singer ("Devil Or Angel"; "Take Good Care Of My Baby"), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2016)
  • 1943-05-13 Mary Wells, American pop singer ("My Guy"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • 1943-05-20 Al Bano [Albano Carrisi], Italian-Albanian pop singer, actor, and winemaker, born in Cellino San Marco Italy
  • 1943-05-27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], British pop singer ("Anyone Who Had a Heart"), and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)

Person of interestLittle Eva

1943-06-29 Little Eva [Eva Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), born in Belhaven, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva
  • 1943-09-02 Đorđe Novković, Croatian pop singer-songwriter (Pro Arte), and television personality (Hrvatski Idol), born in Vladimirci, German-occupied Serbia (d. 2007)
  • 1943-10-06 Cees Veerman, pop guitarist/singer (Cats-Sure He's a Cat)
  • 1943-11-11 Karin Kent [Janneke Kanteman], Dutch pop singer, boen in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1944-01-17 Françoise Hardy, French pop singer, born in Paris, France
  • 1944-01-28 Arnold Mühren, Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats - "One Way Wind"), born in Volendam, Holland
  • 1944-02-10 Peter Allen, Australian pop singer-songwriter, painist and performer ("I Go to Rio"; Legs Diamond), born in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1944-04-03 Tony Orlando [Cassavitis], American pop singer (& Dawn - "Tie A Yellow Ribbon"; "Knock Three Times"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-04-24 (Bernard) St. Clair Lee, American pop singer (The Hues Corporation - "Rock The Boat"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)
  • 1944-05-21 Marcie Blane [Blank], American pop singer (Bobby's Girl), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-06-23 Rosetta Hightower, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1962-12-18 Pop singer Little Eva (19) weds James Harris

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva

LoveWedding of Interest

1967-06-06 American pop singer John Denver (23) weds psychotherapist Annie Martell at the Christ Chapel in St. Peter, Minnesota; divorced in 1982

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

LoveWedding of Interest

1993-06-05 American pop singer Mariah Carey (24) weds Sony Music CEO Tommy Mottola (43), at St. Patrick's cathedral in New York City; divorced 1998

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

LoveWedding of Interest

1998-09-13 "Spice Girls" pop singer Melanie Brown (23) weds Jimmy Gulzar in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire

LoveWedding of Interest

2000-03-10 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee

Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill

LoveWedding of Interest

2000-12-22 Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 2001-10-05 "The Golden Boy" professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya (28) weds Puerto Rican pop singer Millie Corretjer (27) in a secret ceremony held at "El Invernino" in San Juan

LoveWedding of Interest

2002-02-23 "Blue" country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (19) weds backup dancer Dean Sheremet (21) at Perkins Chapel in Dallas, Texas

Country Singer LeAnn Rimes
Country Singer
LeAnn Rimes

LoveWedding of Interest

2004-09-18 Pop star Britney Spears (22) weds rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (26) in Studio City, California

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

LoveWedding of Interest

2005-10-09 Italian pop singer Alexia (38) weds Giorgio Armani's nephew Andrea Camerana at Church of San Martino in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani

LoveWedding of Interest

2006-01-07 Punky pop singer Pink (26) weds motocross daredevil and The Surreal Life actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Singer Pink
Singer
Pink
  • 2006-06-19 "Savage Garden" pop singer Darren Hayes (34) weds animator Richard Cullen in London
  • 2006-09-18 Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines
  • 2006-12-17 Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer Jaci Velasquez (27) weds "Salvador" lead singer Nic Gonzalez in Austin, Texas
  • 2007-04-21 Pop singer sensation Anastacia (38) weds her bodyguard Wayne Newton (not the singer) at the Quinta Real Huatulco in Huatulco, Mexico
  • 2007-04-30 "Timbiriche" pop singer Paulina Rubio (35) weds Spanish public relations executive Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo Najera in Cancun, Quintana Roo

LoveWedding of Interest

2010-08-07 British pop star Robbie Williams (36) weds actress Ayda Field (31) in an intimate ceremony at a Beverly Hills mansion

  • 2011-04-22 American actor Eddie Cibrian (37) weds American country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (28) at a private home in California
  • 2012-05-23 Grammy-winning Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz (43) weds longtime girlfriend Raquel Perera (37) in Barcelona

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-07-30 Pop star Britney Spears (25) divorces rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (29) due to irreconcilable differences after over two years of marriage

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2008-12-15 Pop singer Madonna (50) divorces film director Guy Ritchie (40) due to unreasonable behavior after almost 8 years of marriage

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 2010-09-03 Pop singer Cheryl Cole (27) divorces England soccer player Ashley Cole (29) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 and a half years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011-04-15 Grammy-winning pop singer Christina Aguilera (29) divorces music executive Jordan Bratman (33) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2012-04-09 Salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) divorces pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

Deaths in Music

  • 1963-06-22 Maria Tănase, Romanian singer of traditional and popular music (b. 1913)
  • 1963-10-29 Michael Holliday [Norman Milne], British pop singer ("The Story of My Life"), dies of a suspected drug overdose at 38
  • 1968-02-27 Frankie Lymon, American pop singer (The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"), dies of a heroin overdose at 25
  • 1970-03-16 Mary Ann Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 22
  • 1978-03-11 Claude François, French pop singer-songwriter ("Comme d'habitude"), electrocuted in a home mishap at 39
  • 1978-08-24 Louis Prima, American jazz and pop singer, trumpeter, and bandleader ("That Old Black Magic"; "Oh, Marie"), dies at 67
  • 1979-01-20 Gustav Winckler, Danish pop singer ("Skibet skal sejle i nat"- "The Ship Is Leaving Tonight"), dies in a car crash at 53

MurderJohn Lennon

1980-12-08 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), shot and murdered in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1980-12-24 Alec Wilder, American classical, jazz, and pop music composer (The Churkendoose), and musicologist (American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950), dies at 73 [1]
  • 1982-08-08 Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
  • 1984-06-17 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet jazz and pop singer ("Let's Smoke"), dies at 78
  • 1985-02-07 Matt Monro [Terence Parsons], English pop singer ("Softly As I Leave You"), dies from liver cancer at 54
  • 1988-06-24 Hibari Misora [Kazue Katō], Japanese pop singer ("Kawa no nagare no yō ni" - Like the Flow of the River), dies of heart failure at 52
  • 1988-07-18 Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground), dies at 43
  • 1989-04-12 Herbert Mills, American pop singer (The Mills Brothers - "Paper Doll"; "Lazy River"), dies at 77
  • 1989-09-26 Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer, dies at 80
  • 1989-12-06 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer, dies at 87
  • 1991-05-23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
  • 1992-12-23 Eddie Hazel, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), dies at 42
  • 1993-02-27 Marlena Davis, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"; "South Street"), dies of lung cancer at 48
  • 1995-05-08 Teresa Teng [Li-chun], Taiwanese pop singer("Aijin"; "The Power Of Love"; "Airport"), and actress, dies from a severe asthma attack at 42
  • 1996-07-28 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 48
  • 1998-09-09 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, dies of cancer at 55
  • 1998-12-21 Karl Denver [Angus McKenzie], Scottish pop singer ("Never Say Goodbye"; "Wimoweh"), dies of a brain tumor at 67
  • 1999-04-03 Lionel Bart, English pop and theatrical music composer (Oliver), and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • 1999-04-29 Perry Ford [Brian Pugh], British pop singer, session musician and songwriter (The Ivy League - "Tossing And Turning"), dies at 65
  • 2000-02-12 Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • 2000-04-27 Vicki Sue Robinson, American stage and screen actress, and pop singer ("Turn the Beat Around"), dies of cancer at 45
  • 2000-08-13 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, lawyer and social activist known as "Queen of Pop" in South Asia, dies of lung cancer at 35
  • 2001-02-19 Charles Trenet, French pop singer and songwriter ("Boum!"; "La Mer"), dies at 87
  • 2001-10-13 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing") dies of throat cancer at 52
  • 2001-11-24 Melanie Thornton, American pop-dance singer (La Bouche - "Be My Lover"), dies in a plane crash near Zürich, Switzerland, at 34

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

2001-11-29 George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles -"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), dies of lung cancer at 58

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 2002-03-15 Marshall Leib [Leibovitz], American pop singer (Teddy Bears - "To Know Him Is To Love Him"), and record producer, dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 2002-06-21 Matt Dennis, American pop singer, pianist, composer, and arranger ("Everything Happens To Me"; "Angel Eyes"), dies at 88
  • 2003-03-28 Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)

Person of interestLittle Eva

2003-04-10 Little Eva [Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), dies of cervical cancer at 59

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva
  • 2003-08-26 Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 2003-11-21 Teddy Randazzo, American pop singer-songwriter (I'm on the Outside Looking In), dies at 68
  • 2003-12-30 Anita Mui, Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress, "Madonna of the East", dies of cancer at 40
  • 2004-06-10 Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), dies at 47
  • 2005-04-15 John Fred, American pop singer ("Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)"), dies at 63
  • 2005-10-23 Pete Nelson [Lipscomb], British pop singer (The Flower Pot Men - "Let's Go To San Francisco"), dies at 60
  • 2006-05-08 Viola Mae Wilkerson, American pop singer ("Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now"), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2006-05-19 Freddie Garrity, English pop singer (Freddie and the Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), dies at 69
  • 2007-01-28 Karel Svoboda, Czech composer of popular music (b. 1938)
  • 2007-04-25 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter ("Monster Mash"), dies from leukemia at 69
  • 2007-04-30 Grégory Lemarchal, French pop singer, dies of health complications while waiting for a lung transplant at 23
  • 2007-04-30 Zoletta "Zola" Taylor, American pop singer (The Platters, 1954-62 - "The Great Pretender"; "Only You"; "Twilight Time"), dies at 69
  • 2007-05-06 Đorđe Novković, Croatian pop singer-songwriter (Pro Arte), and television personality (Hrvatski Idol), dies at 63
  • 2007-05-27 Izumi Sakai, Japanese pop singer (Zard - "Makenaide (Please Don't Lose)"), dies from head injuries after a fall, while undergoing cancer treatments at 40
  • 2007-09-02 David "Fritz" Fryer, British pop guitarist and songwriter (The Four Pennies -"Juliet"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 62
  • 2008-04-22 Paul Davis, American country-rock-pop singer-songwriter and piano player ("I Go Crazy"; "65 Love Affair"), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 2008-05-05 Jerry Wallace, American country and pop singer ("Primrose Lane"; "If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry"), dies of heart failure at 79
  • 2008-07-16 Jo Stafford, American singer of traditional pop music (b. 1917)
  • 2008-08-12 Christie Allen, British-Australian pop singer (b. 1954)
  • 2009-05-12 Antonio Vega, Spanish pop-rock singer-songwriter, dies of lung cancer at 51

Person of interestMichael Jackson

2009-06-25 Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music (The Jackson 5, Thriller, Dangerous) dies of cardiac arrest at 50

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 2009-10-10 Stephen Gately, Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "A Different Beat"; "No Matter What") dies of a congenital heart defect at 33
  • 2010-04-08 Dorothea "Teddy" Scholten, Dutch pop singer ("Een beetje" - "A Little Bit"), dies at 83
  • 2011-01-26 Gladys Horton, American pop singer (The Marvelettes- "Please Mr. Postman"; "Too Many Fish In The Sea"), dies at 65 [or 66]
  • 2011-03-04 Johnny Preston, American pop singer (Running Bear), dies at 71
  • 2011-10-08 Roger Williams [Louis Jacob Weertz], American popular music pianist (Born Free), dies of pancreatic cancer at 87

Person of interestDonna Summer

2012-05-17 Donna Summer [LaDonna Gaines], American disco and pop singer-songwriter ("Love to Love You, Baby"; "On The Radio"; "Last Dance"), dies from lung cancer at 63

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 2012-06-04 Herb Reed, American pop singer (The Platters - "Only You"; "The Great Pretender"), dies from multiple medical complications at 83

Person of interestPatti Page

2013-01-01 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 2014-05-18 Jerry Vale [Gennaro Vitaliano], American pop singer ("Arriverderci Roma"; "Have You Looked Into Your Heart"), dies at 83
  • 2014-08-02 Rosetta Hightower, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), dies at 70
  • 2015-02-12 Steve Strange [Harrington], Welsh pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 2015-08-02 Cilla Black, English pop singer and TV host (Blind Date), dies at 72
  • 2015-10-06 Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), dies at 73
  • 2016-05-31 Corry Brokken, Dutch pop singer (1957 Eurovision), dies at 83
  • 2016-07-17 Gary S. Paxton [Larry Wayne Stevens], American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash, Alley Oop), dies at 77
  • 2016-10-24 Bobby Vee [Velline], American pop singer ("Devil Or Angel"; "Take Good Care Of My Baby"), dies at 73
  • 2017-03-03 Tommy Page, American pop singer ("I'll Be Your Everything"), found dead of apparent suicide at 46
  • 2017-12-16 Keely Smith [Dorothy Keely], American jazz and pop singer (w/ husband Louis Prima -"That Old Black Magic"; "I Wish You Love"), dies from heart failure at 89 [1]
  • 2018-01-07 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), dies from cancer at 70
  • 2019-02-25 Mark Hollis, British synth-pop musician (Talk Talk), dies at 64
  • 2019-10-14 Sulli [Choi Jin-ri], South Korean K-pop singer (f(x)) and actress (Fashion King), takes her own life at 25
  • 2020-03-31 Cristina [Monet Zilkha], American dance-pop singer songwriter (Sleep It Off), dies at 64
  • 2020-06-08 Bonnie Pointer, American pop singer (Pointer Sisters - "Jump"; "I'm So Excited"), dies at 69
  • 2020-07-12 Rod Bernard, American "swamp pop" singer ("Allons Danser Colinda"), dies at 79 [1]
  • 2021-01-18 (James Frederick) "Jimmie" Rodgers, American pop singer and guitarist ("Honey Comb" ; “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again”), dies of kidney disease at 87 [1]