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Events in Music

Events 1 - 13 of 13

1960-02-20 - Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.
1968-03-15 - LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
1969-06-08 - Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
1973-08-25 - Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
1974-05-06 - Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
1974-08-03 - Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan & joins Doobie Brothers
1975-06-01 - Ron Woods replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist
1975-08-23 - Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
1977-10-07 - Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
1980-03-01 - Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
1981-06-20 - Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
1983-08-15 - Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery
1993-07-31 - Allman Bros guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 790

1888-01-20 - Lead Belly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line), (d. 1949)
1893-02-21 - Andres Segovia, Linares Spain, classical guitarist, (d. 1987)
1893-06-26 - "Big Bill" Broonzy, Miss, blues singer/guitarist (Blues by Broonzy)
1893-07-03 - Mississippi John Hurt, Teoc Mississippi, American blues singer and guitarist
1893-09-24 - Blind Lemon Jefferson, Coutchman, Texas, blues singer and guitarist, (d. 1929)
1896-04-30 - Gary Davis, Laurens SC, blues/folk guitarist (A Little More Faith)
1897-01-22 - , lind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist
1898-07-21 - Sara Carter, Virginia, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family)
1900-02-06 - Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist
1901-05-05 - Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
1902-10-25 - Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
Blues Musician Lead BellyBlues Musician Lead Belly (1888-01-20)
1903-12-13 - Carlos Montoya, Madrid Spain, guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966)
1904-11-16 - Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
1904-12-24 - Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist
1905-08-24 - Arthur Crudup, American singer and guitarist (d. 1974)
1905-11-14 - John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)
1906-01-08 - Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
1909-01-13 - Danny Barker, jazz guitarist
1910-01-23 - Django Reinhardt, Belgium, Gypsy jazz guitarist
1910-05-28 - T-Bone Walker, Linden Tx, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done)
1911-09-15 - Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist
1913-03-02 - Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
1913-03-04 - Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)
1913-04-04 - Muddy Waters, [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man)
1913-08-07 - George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
1913-08-20 - Conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guitarist
1914-02-09 - Ernest Tubb, Tx, guitarist/singer (I'm Walking the Floor over You)
1914-12-13 - George "Tiger" Haynes, guitarist/actor (Land Without Music, Guv'nor)
1915-06-09 - Les Paul, Waukesha Wi, guitarist/inventor (Les Paul guitar)
1915-07-21 - Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist
1915-11-30 - Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, Knoxville Tennessee, American blues singer/guitarist
Jazz Guitarist Tiny GrimesJazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes (1916-07-07)
1916-07-07 - Tiny Grimes, Newport News Virginia, Jazz guitarist
1916-07-29 - Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
1917-08-22 - John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen)
1917-09-02 - Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
1918-04-18 - Tony Mottola, Kearney NJ, guitarist/host (Melody Street)
1918-09-02 - Laurindo Almeida, composer/guitarist
1919-12-01 - Ike Isaacs, guitarist
1920-09-07 - Al Caiola, American guitarist
1921-05-12 - Joe (born Otis W.) Maphis, Suffolk, Virginia, American country music guitarist
1921-05-27 - Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)
1921-06-07 - Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
1921-07-17 - George Barnes, Chicago Hgts, guitarist (Skip Farrell Show)
1921-08-07 - Manitas de Plata, Gypsy guitarist
1921-12-28 - Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
1922-03-11 - Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
1923-04-25 - Albert King, Indianola, Mississippi, American blues singer/guitarist (Bad Look Blues)
1924-05-06 - Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
1924-06-20 - Chet Atkins, Luttrell Tenn, guitarist (Me & My Guitar)
1924-08-17 - Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist
1925-04-14 - Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Good Lovin')
1925-06-18 - Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer
1925-08-28 - Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
1925-09-16 - Charlie Byrd, guitarist (Desfinado)
1925-10-12 - Guitar Gabriel Robert Lewis Jones, singer/guitarist
1926-01-03 - Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist
1927-11-14 - Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)
1928-08-16 - Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
1928-11-25 - James "Jimmy" Johnson, US gospel/blues singer/guitarist
1928-12-12 - Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
1929-01-13 - Joseph Anthony Pass, guitarist
1929-05-02 - Link Wray, American rock guitarist (d. 2005)
1929-06-15 - Nigel Pickering, guitarist (Spanky & Our Gang)
1929-06-21 - Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (d. 1999)
1929-09-18 - Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player
1930-12-04 - Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, (d. 2013)
1931-04-29 - Anthony "Lonnie" Donegan, Scotish skiffle vocalist/guitarist
1931-06-10 - João Gilberto, Brazilian singer and guitarist
1931-07-31 - Kenny Burrell, American guitarist
1931-11-05 - Ike Turner, Miss, AKA Mr Tina Turner!, guitarist (A Fool in Love)
1931-12-27 - Scotty Moore, guitarist (for Elvis)
1932-07-19 - Buster Benton, singer/guitarist
1932-10-01 - Albert Collins, Leona TX, blues guitarist (Frosty, Showdown)
1933-07-14 - Del Reeves, singer/guitarist
1933-07-15 - Julian Bream, guitarist
1933-09-18 - Jimmie Rodgers, WA, singer/guitarist (Jimmie Rodgers Show, Honey Comb)
1933-12-29 - Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
1934-01-09 - Julian B Coco, Antilles, guitarist/tutor (Princess Christina)
1934-03-25 - Johnny Burnette, Memphis, guitarist (Trains Kept A-Rollin, You're 16)
1934-06-09 - Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist
1935-01-09 - Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer
1935-02-03 - Johnny "Guitar" Watson, rock guitarist
1935-02-11 - Gene Vincent, Norfolk Va, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
1935-04-16 - Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist
1935-05-09 - Nokie Edwards, Lahoma, Oklahoma, American guitarist (The Ventures)
1935-08-30 - John Phillips, singer/guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming)
1936-07-16 - Buddy Merrill, Torrey Utah, guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show)
1936-07-30 - George "Buddy" Guy, US blues guitarist (Stone Crazy)
1936-10-28 - Ted Hawkins, singer/guitarist
1936-11-12 - Robert White, guitarist
1936-11-28 - Celin Romero, Spanish guitarist
1936-12-04 - Larry Davis, blues singer/guitarist
1937-01-16 - Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
1937-02-10 - Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
1937-03-27 - Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, US blues guitarist/singer (Lion's Den)
1937-05-04 - Dick Dale, American guitarist
1937-05-09 - Sonny Curtis, Texas, guitarist (Crickets)
1937-05-15 - Trini Lopez, Trinidad, singer/guitarist (If I Had a Hammer)
1937-06-15 - Waylon Jennings, country singer/guitarist (Ramblin' Man)
1937-08-06 - Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 170

1933-03-04 - Willie Walker, US jazz singer/guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
1938-08-16 - Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27
1945-09-18 - , lind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist (b. 1897)
1958-08-15 - William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65
1959-08-15 - Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (b. 1901)
1963-05-24 - Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
1964-11-03 - John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (b. 1905)
1966-07-18 - Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist (I Fought the Law), found dead at 23
1967-10-03 - Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, US folk singer/guitarist, dies at 55
1968-06-15 - Wes Montgomery, jazz guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 48
1968-08-05 - , ther Perkins American guitarist
Singer and guitarist Robert JohnsonSinger and guitarist Robert Johnson (1938-08-16)
1969-05-30 - John Cipollini, guitarist, dies of ephysema at 45
1969-07-03 - Brian Jones, guitarist (Rolling Stones), drowns to death at 25
1969-12-01 - Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937)
1970-09-03 - Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27
1970-09-18 - Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27
1971-10-29 - Duane Allman, rock guitarist, dies in a motorcycle accident at 24
1973-07-14 - Clarence White, guitarist (Byrds), killed by a car
1973-08-04 - Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68
1974-03-28 - Arthur Crudup, American blues singer and guitarist, dies of heart attack at 68
1975-03-16 - T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64
1976-01-10 - Howlin' Wolf, singer/guitarist, dies following brain surgery at 65
1976-03-19 - Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), dies of heart failure at 25
1976-12-04 - Tommy Bolin, rock guitarist (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose
1977-06-22 - Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (b. 1952)
1977-09-16 - Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
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1977-10-20 - Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28
1978-01-23 - Terry Kath, rock guitarist (Chicago), accidently shot in head at 32
1978-12-27 - Chris Bell, rock guitarist (Big Star), dies at 27 in car crash
1979-01-09 - Sara Carter, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family), dies at 80
1979-09-28 - Jimmy McCulloch, guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
1982-03-19 - Randy Rhoads, heavy metal guitarist (Ozzy Osbourne), air crash at 25
1982-06-16 - John Honeyman-Scott, guitarist (Pretenders), overdoses on drugs
1983-04-30 - Muddy Waters, US blues singer/guitarist (Mad Love), dies at 70
1984-07-21 - Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe), dies at 34
1984-09-20 - Steve Goodman, folk singer/guitarist, dies at 36
1985-10-12 - Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52's), dies of AIDS at 32
1985-12-22 - D. Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) (b. 1958)
1986-06-27 - Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65
1987-02-14 - Bola Sete, guitarist, dies at 63
1987-03-20 - Norman Harris, guitarist (O'Jays), dies at 39 of heart failure
1987-06-02 - Andres Segovia, Spanish composer/guitarist, dies at 94
1987-09-22 - John F "Jaco" Pastorius, rock guitarist (Weather Report), dies at 35
1988-08-14 - Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (b. 1939)
1988-12-06 - Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63
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1989-03-04 - Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (b. 1916)
1990-01-23 - Albert Collins, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of pneumonia at 57
1990-08-27 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35
1991-01-08 - Steve Clark, guitarist (Def Leppard-Hysteria), dies at 30
1991-04-20 - Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a fire at 44
1991-06-23 - Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
1992-03-04 - Mary Osborne, jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer
1992-04-20 - Johnny Shines, Delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
1992-05-23 - Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer/composer/poet/guitarist, dies
1992-05-29 - Peter John "Ollie" Halsall, guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
1992-06-27 - Stefanie Ann Sargent, guitarist (7 Year Bitch), dies of overdose at 24
1992-07-15 - Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
1992-12-21 - Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71
1992-12-23 - Eddie Hazel, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), dies at 42
1993-03-03 - Carlos Montoya, flamenco guitarist, dies at 89
1993-04-29 - Mick Ronson, English guitarist/producer (Mott the Hoople), dies at 46
1993-11-24 - Albert Collins, blues guitarist (Don't Lose Your Cool), dies at 61
1993-12-05 - Douglas Hopkins, guitarist (Gin Blossoms), dies of gun shot at 32
1994-01-05 - Victor van Os, Dutch jazz guitarist, dies at 39
1994-01-09 - Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
1994-02-02 - John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
1994-02-05 - Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
1994-02-14 - Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
1994-03-13 - Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
1994-04-05 - Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94
1994-04-19 - Larry Davis, blues Singer/Guitarist, dies at 57
1994-05-06 - Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59
1994-05-11 - Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 68
1994-05-23 - Joe Pass, US jazz guitarist (The Trio), dies at 65
1994-05-25 - Eric Gale, guitarist, dies at 55
1994-05-26 - Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
1994-06-04 - Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), dies at 48
1994-08-28 - Pieter de Cort, Belgian rock guitarist (Betty Goes Green), dies at 25
1994-09-04 - Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player, dies at 64
1994-10-01 - Scott Dunbar, bluse vocalist/guitarist, dies at 90
1994-10-04 - Daniel Wood Gatton, guitarist, dies at 49
1994-10-10 - Danny Gatton, US guitarist, commits suicide at 48
1994-10-27 - Robert White, guitarist, dies at 57
1994-11-04 - Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist, dies at 46
1995-02-03 - Turner Fodrell, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
1995-02-18 - Bob Stinson, American guitarist (b.1959)
1995-02-28 - Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
1995-03-24 - Joey Long, blues/cajun guitarist, dies at 62
1995-04-23 - Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
1995-05-10 - Jimmy Raney, jazz guitarist, dies at 67
1995-06-13 - David Parry, guitarist, dies 53
1995-06-14 - Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47
1995-06-27 - Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 61
1995-07-23 - Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
1995-07-26 - Laurindo Almeida, composer/guitarist, dies at 76
1995-11-07 - Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
1995-11-19 - Shirley Bergeron, singer/guitarist, dies at 62
1996-01-11 - Ike Isaacs, guitarist, dies at 76
1996-01-20 - Buster Benton, singer/guitarist, dies at 63
1996-02-03 - Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist, dies at 61


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