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Events in Music

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1971-09-28 - NY Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 32 of 32

1840-08-28 - Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns)
1851-07-07 - Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)
1903-11-01 - Don Robey, US gospel singer
1904-06-23 - Willie Mae "Mother" Smith, gospel singer/evangelist folk artist
1911-01-23 - Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer
1911-10-26 - Mahalia Jackson, New Orleans, gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands)
1915-12-28 - Roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel/singer (Staple Singers)
1923-05-21 - Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter
1927-08-29 - Marion Williams, US gospel singers (Stars of Faith)
1928-05-22 - Roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer
1928-11-25 - James "Jimmy" Johnson, US gospel/blues singer/guitarist
Gospel Singer Mahalia JacksonGospel Singer Mahalia Jackson (1911-10-26)
1929-02-09 - Willem Kersters, Flemish composer (Parwati, Gospel Song)
1934-02-16 - Austin "Ted" Taylor, US gospel/R&B-singer (Be Ever Wonderful)
1934-12-25 - McKinley Mitchell, US gospel/singer (The Town I Live In)
1938-05-05 - Johnnie Taylor, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), (d. 2000)
1938-10-15 - Marvin E "Marv" Johnson, US gospel/R&B singer (Move 2 mountains)
1939-12-20 - Agatha N "Kim" Weston, US gospel/singer (It Takes Two)
1940-01-08 - Cristy Lane, US, country/gospel singer
1941-11-16 - Dan Penn, US songwriter/producer/gospel singer (Out in Left Field)
1942-02-11 - Otis Clay, US gospel/R&B-singer (That's how it is)
1942-03-07 - Tammy Faye Bakker, gospel singer/wife of Jim Baker (PTL)
1942-04-21 - Bobby McClure, US gospel singer (Don't Mess Up a Good Thing)
1942-06-13 - James Carr, US, gospel singer (To Love Somebody)
1943-11-30 - J[ames] J[ay] Barnes, US gospel/singer (Please Let Me In)
1945-03-21 - Vernon Guy, US gospel singer (Cool Sounds, Sharpees)
1953-12-21 - Betty Wright, US gospel/singer/TV hostess (Little Miss Broadway)
1956-06-30 - Ronald Winans, gospel singer (Winans)
1959-06-05 - Michael Winans, gospel singer (Winans)
1960-11-25 - Amy Grant, Augusta, Georgia, American gospel/rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby)
1962-06-04 - John P. Kee, American Gospel singer
1977-02-02 - Heather Martin, American gospel singer
1979-11-20 - Ericson Alexander Molano, Colombian gospel singer

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 18 of 18

1908-08-13 - Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67
1972-01-27 - Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60
1975-06-16 - Don Robey, US gospel/impresario/producer, dies at 71
1991-02-09 - James Cleveland, American gospel singer (b. 1931)
1992-06-21 - Thomas Whitfield, gospel vocalist, dies of heart attack at 38
1994-02-02 - Willie Mae Ford Smith, gospel Singer/Songwriter, dies at 89
1994-07-02 - Marion Williams, gospel singer, dies of diabetes at 66
1994-09-22 - Mattie Moss Clark, gospel Singer, dies at 69
1994-11-16 - Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer, dies at 83
1994-11-16 - Harvey Watkins, gospel Singer, dies at 64
1995-07-27 - Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter, dies at 72
Gospel Singer Mahalia JacksonGospel Singer Mahalia Jackson (1972-01-27)
1995-09-21 - Vernell Townsend, blues/gospel singer, dies at 64
2004-06-10 - Ray Charles, Grammy winning crooner who blended gospel and blues, dies aged 73
2006-12-25 - James Brown, rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, soul and funk singer or simply the Godfather of Soul (Genius of Love, Hot Pants) dies at 73 from heart failure
2007-03-17 - Roger Bennett, American Southern Gospel performer (b. 1959)
2008-05-11 - Dottie Rambo, American gospel singer (b. 1934)
2010-07-11 - Walter Hawkins, Gospel music singer
2011-08-02 - DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926)


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