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Events in Music

Events 1 - 2 of 2

1944-12-15 - Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel
1995-01-30 - Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of "Tonight Show"

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 65 of 65

1727-03-30 - Tommaso MFS Traetta, Ital's opera composer/band leader (Farnace)
1890-06-06 - Ted Lewis, American bandleader (d. 1971)
1893-12-02 - Louis Freeman, band leader
1897-05-14 - Sidney Bechet, US, jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/band leader
1898-03-26 - Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
1898-06-01 - Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, NYC, bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show)
1899-04-29 - Duke Ellington, Washington, District of Columbia, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train)
1900-01-01 - Xavier Cugat, Barcelona Spain, bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo)
1901-02-16 - Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
1902-02-12 - William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
1902-03-30 - Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington (1899-04-29)
1902-06-06 - Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)
1903-04-10 - Nick Stuart, Romania, bandleader
1903-12-17 - Ray Noble, English bandleader and actor (d. 1978)
1903-12-29 - Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter/bandleader
1904-03-01 - Glenn Miller, bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood)
1905-08-20 - Jack [Weldon J] Teagarden, US trombonist/actor (Meet Band Leaders)
1905-12-14 - Sydney Lipton, bandleader/violin
1907-06-11 - Jose Bernabe Marino Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader
1907-10-19 - Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
1907-12-25 - Cab[ell] Calloway, Rochester, bandleader (Minnie the Moocha, Jazzball)
1908-09-06 - Paul Lavalle, Beacon NY, bandleader (Cities Service Band of America)
1909-04-01 - Eddie Duchin, Mass, society pianist/bandleader (Eddie Duchin Orch)
1909-05-30 - Benny Goodman, Chicago, clarinetist/bandleader (King of Swing)
1909-08-17 - Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)
1910-01-09 - Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader
1910-01-21 - Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
1910-05-23 - Artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], NYC, bandleader (Come'on my House)
1910-10-10 - Milton "Tippy" Larkin, band leader
1910-12-17 - Sy Oliver, American jazz arranger and bandleader (d. 1988)
1911-01-22 - Bruno Kreisky, Austria, bandleader/chancellor (1970-83)
1912-02-16 - Machito "Frank Grillo", Florida, bandleader (created salsa music)
1912-12-25 - Leighton Noble, singer/bandleader
1913-05-16 - Woody Herman, jazz clarinetist/bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds)
1913-07-22 - Gorni Kramer, Italian bandleader (d. 1995)
1914-02-12 - Gordon Tex Beneke, saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orch)
1914-07-26 - Erskine Hawkins, American musician and bandleader (d. 1993)
1915-12-25 - Pete Rugolo, bandleader/arranger (Fugitive)
1916-12-11 - Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban-born bandleader (d. 1989)
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy RichJazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich (1917-09-30)
1917-09-30 - Buddy Rich, New York, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), (d. 1987)
1919-03-11 - Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington/bandleader
1919-04-12 - Billy Vaughn, American musician and bandleader (d. 1991)
1920-03-27 - Richard Hayman, bandleader/conductor/pianist (Theme of 3 Penny Opera)
1922-03-20 - Larry Elgart, New Haven Ct, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orch)
1922-05-07 - Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (d. 2006)
1923-04-20 - Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania)
1924-06-26 - Syd Lawrence, bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orch)
1925-08-27 - Tony Crombie, drummer/bandleader
1925-09-02 - Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
1927-07-07 - Doc Severinson, [Carl], Arlington Oregon, bandleader/trumpeter on the Tonight Show
1928-04-08 - Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
1929-02-25 - Tommy Newsom, Va, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show)
1929-04-06 - Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/band leader (Taylor's Wailers)
1931-07-06 - Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader
1935-02-12 - Gene McDaniels, US vocalist/bandleader/actor (Young Swingers)
1935-03-31 - Herb Alpert, bandleader/trumpeteer (Tijuana Brass)/CEO (A & M)
1935-05-21 - Terry Lightfoot, clarinetist/bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen)
1935-08-03 - Vic Vogel, Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader
1937-07-28 - Peter Duchin, NYC, pianist/bandleader (Peter Duchin Orch)
1939-03-23 - Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
1944-01-10 - Frank Sinatra Jr, Jersey City NJ, American singer/bandleader (Golddigers)
1944-07-24 - Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
1948-05-19 - Tom Scott, LA, saxophonist/bandleader (Pat Sajak Show)
1957-11-15 - Kevin Eubanks, bandleader (Tonight Show)
1967-12-05 - René Shuman, [Shumans], rockabilly-bandleader/singer

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 56 of 56

1936-04-13 - Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)
1939-06-16 - Chick Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader (b. 1905)
1944-12-15 - Glenn Miller, US band leader/jazz composer, dies at 40
1947-07-12 - Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
1956-11-26 - Tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51
1959-05-14 - Sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62
1962-07-12 - Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
1966-09-28 - Lucky Millinder, bandleader/singer, dies
1969-03-25 - Billy Cotton, British bandleader & entertainer (b. 1889)
1969-11-18 - Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)
1971-08-25 - Ted Lewis, [Theodore L Friedman], bandleader, dies at 80
1973-04-07 - Nick Stuart, bandleader, dies of cancer at 69
1974-08-09 - Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)
1975-02-20 - Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 76
1975-08-08 - Julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46
1978-04-03 - Ray Noble, English bandleader and composer (b. 1903)
1978-10-10 - Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)
1978-12-17 - Don Ellis, American jazz band leader (b. 1934)
1979-07-28 - Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)
1981-04-01 - Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (b. 1910)
1983-07-05 - Harry James, swing-era bandleader/trumpet player, dies at 67
1985-05-02 - Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1909)
1985-07-23 - Kay Kyser, bandleader (Kay Kyser's Kollege), dies at 79
1985-10-06 - Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (b. 1921)
1986-06-13 - Benny Goodman, clarinetist/bandleader (King of Swing), dies at 77
1987-10-29 - Woody Herman, bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds), dies at 74
1991-09-26 - Billy Vaughn, American bandleader (b. 1919)
1992-01-03 - Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
1992-04-05 - Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65
1993-03-09 - Bob Crosby, swing-era bandleader (Bobcats), dies of cancer at 79
1994-03-06 - Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
1994-03-09 - Louis Freeman, band leader, dies at 100
1994-11-18 - Cab[ell] Calloway, US band leader/actor (Missourians), dies at 86
1995-03-16 - Sydney Simone, band leader, dies at 80
1995-07-19 - Sydney Lipton, bandleader/violin, dies at 89
1995-08-03 - Jose B M Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader, dies at 88
1995-10-05 - Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader, dies at 85
1995-12-14 - Don Anthony, bandleader/songwriter, dies at 85
1996-01-05 - Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader, dies at 84
1996-02-08 - Mercer Kennedy Ellington, trumpeter bandleader/composer, dies at 76
1996-08-31 - Milton "Tippy" Larkin, band leader, dies at 85
1996-09-20 - Paul Weston, bandleader, dies at 84
2000-05-30 - Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
2001-01-04 - Les Brown, American bandleader (b. 1912)
2001-03-07 - Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
2002-01-03 - Juan García Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)
2002-10-12 - Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (b. 1916)
2003-02-01 - Mongo Santamaria, Cuban percussionist and band leader (b. 1922)
2004-12-30 - Artie Shaw, American jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, dies at 94
2005-11-01 - Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
2006-05-14 - Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (b. 1922)
2006-08-23 - Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1928)
2007-02-02 - Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of The Funk Brothers (b. 1927)
2007-02-12 - Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
2007-04-28 - Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (b. 1929)
2011-05-07 - Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)


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