Today in Singer History (Part 5)

Musicians Topics: Band Leaders - Banjoists - Bass Guitarists - Bassists - Cellists - Clarinetists - Conductors - Drummers - Flutists - Guitarists - Harpsichordists - Keyboardists - Lyricists - Orchestra Leaders - Organists - Pianists - Saxophonists - Song Writers - Trombonists - Trumpeters - Tubists - Violinists - Vocalists

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Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 3,656

1924-12-21 - Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, (d. 2013)
1924-12-24 - Lee Dorsey, American singer (d. 1986)
1925-01-13 - Gwen Verdon, LA, actress/singer/dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity)
1925-01-17 - Annie Delorie, Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
1925-01-21 - Lola Flores, Cadiz Spain, singer/actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona)
1925-02-13 - Gene Ames, singer
1925-03-03 - Enzo Stuarti, Italy, singer (Yesterday)
1925-04-04 - Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer
1925-06-05 - Dorothy Claire, LaPorte Ind, singer (Winchell & Mahoney)
1925-06-18 - Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer
1925-06-25 - Clifton Chenier, Opelousas La, blues singer (Bayou Blues)
1925-06-25 - Ziggy Talent, Manchester NH, singer (Vaughn Monroe Show)
1925-07-02 - Marvin Rainwater, Wichita Ks, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), (d. 2013)
1925-07-09 - Alan Dale, Brooklyn New York, American singer (Alan Dale Show)
1925-07-19 - Sue Thompson, American pop and country music singer
1925-08-12 - Earl Coleman, singer
1925-08-28 - Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
1925-09-03 - Shoista Mullodzhanova, Shashmakom singer
1925-09-03 - Hank Thompson, American singer (d. 2007)
1925-09-06 - Jimmy Reed, Mississippi, blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man)
1925-09-10 - Roy James Brown, New Orleans, boxer/soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight)
1925-09-13 - Mel Tormé, American singer (d. 1999)
1925-09-16 - B[lues] B[oy] King, Itta Bena Miss, blues singer (Thrill is Gone)
1925-09-17 - Dorothy Loudon, Boston, Massachusetts, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie)
1925-09-20 - Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 1986)
1925-09-26 - Marty Robbins, Glendale Az, singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone)
1925-10-12 - Guitar Gabriel Robert Lewis Jones, singer/guitarist
1925-10-13 - Gustav Winckler, Danish singer (d. 1979)
1925-10-18 - Wim van Gennep, Dutch singer/keyboardist (Heikrekels)
1925-10-22 - Dory Previn [Dorothy Veronica Langan], Rahway, New Jersey, singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings, Iguanas), (d. 2012)
1925-11-20 - June [Shirley L] Christy, US, jazz singer (Tampico)
1925-12-03 - Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
1925-12-08 - Sammy Davis Jr, NYC, singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man)
1925-12-19 - Jimmy Dickens, Bolt WV, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
1925-12-24 - Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
1925-12-24 - Yafa Yarkoni, Israel, singer (Road to Jerusalem, Don't Say Goodbye, Say I will see You) (d.2012)
1926-01-03 - Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist
1926-01-12 - Ray Price, country singer (Good Times), (d. 2013)
1926-01-26 - Ronnie Hilton, singer (Moonraker)
1926-02-18 - Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat, Homer & Eddie)
1926-03-03 - Lys Assia, Swiss singer
1926-03-04 - Fran Warren, American singer, (d. 2013)
1926-03-23 - Martha Wright, Seattle, singer (Let's Dance, Martha Wright Show)
1926-03-30 - John Heddle Nash, singer
1926-04-10 - "Alvin" Junior Samples, Cummings Ga, country singer (Hee Haw)
1926-04-22 - Bob Flannigan, Greencastle Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
1926-04-28 - Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer
1926-06-11 - Brother Dave Gardner, Novelty singer/comedian
1926-07-18 - Bryan Johnson, singer/actor
1926-08-03 - Tony Bennett, Queens NY, singer (Left a body part in SF)
1926-08-08 - Webb Pierce, West Monroe La, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1926-08-12 - Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
1926-08-14 - Buddy Greco, Phila Pa, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House)
1926-08-17 - George Melly, British singer (d. 2007)
1926-08-29 - María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
1926-09-09 - Jake Carey, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-I Know Better)
1926-09-21 - Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000)
1926-10-06 - Alan Copeland, Los Angeles California, orchestra leader/singer (Your Hit Parade)
1926-10-14 - Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbrugge], singer/actor (Riffin in Amsterdam)
1926-10-19 - Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
1926-11-18 - Dorothy Collins, Windsor Ontario, singer (Your Hit Parade)
1926-12-11 - Big Mama Thornton, blues singer (Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt)
1927-01-10 - Gisele MacKenzie, Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade)
1927-01-10 - Johnnie Ray, Dallas OR, pop singer (Cry)
1927-01-17 - Eartha Kitt, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman)
1927-02-03 - Val Doonican, Irish singer and entertainer
1927-02-25 - Ralph Stanley, country singer
1927-02-27 - Guy Mitchell, [Albert George Cernik], Detroit, Michigan, American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle) (d. 1999)
1927-03-01 - Harry Belafonte, Harlem NYC, calypso singer (Buck & the Preacher)
1927-03-01 - Lusine Amara, opera/concert singer
1927-03-15 - Carl Smith, Maynardville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
1927-04-19 - Don Barbour, Greencastle Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
1927-04-22 - Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
1927-05-07 - Jim Lowe, American singer
1927-07-02 - Brock Peters, NYC, actor/singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird)
1927-07-07 - Charlie Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer (Louvin Brothers)
1927-08-12 - Porter Wagoner, country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come), (d. 2007)
1927-08-29 - Marion Williams, US gospel singers (Stars of Faith)
1927-10-07 - Al Martino, Phila, singer (Here in My Heart)/actor (Godfather)
1927-10-08 - Gigi Durston, Balt Md, singer (Sonny Kendis Show)
1927-10-25 - Barbara Cook, Atlanta Ga, stage singer/actress (Music Man)
1927-10-28 - Cleo Laine, Middlesex England, actress/singer (Flesh to a Tiger)
1927-10-31 - Anita Kerr, Memphis TN, singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers)
1927-11-07 - Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (d. 2007)
Singer Patti PageSinger Patti Page (1927-11-08)
1927-11-08 - Patti Page, [Clara Ann Fowler], Claremont Ok, singer (Tennessee Waltz), (d. 2012)
1927-12-03 - Isabelle Harriet Lucas, actress/singer (Outland, Comics)
1927-12-03 - Andy Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show) (d. 2012)
1928-01-12 - Ruth Brown, American singer (d. 2006)
1928-02-17 - Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer
1928-02-26 - Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress
1928-03-03 - Dave Dudley, singer (Six Days on the Road)
1928-03-08 - Judy Johnson, Norfolk Va, singer (Your Show of Shows)
1928-03-10 - Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer
1928-03-26 - Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men)
1928-04-01 - Jane Powell, Portland Oregon, singer/actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
1928-04-02 - Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)
1928-04-05 - Tony Williams, Elizabeth NJ, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights)
1928-04-09 - Tom Lehrer, parody/folk singer (That Was The Week That Was)
1928-05-14 - Will "Dub Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)
1928-05-22 - Roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer

Deaths in Music

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,005

1992-11-13 - Bobby Mcclure, US singer (Don't mess up a good thing), dies at 50)
1992-11-23 - Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies
1992-11-29 - Cary Scott Lowenstein, dancer/singer, dies of AIDS at 30
1992-12-21 - Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71
1993-01-05 - Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
1993-02-28 - Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82
1993-03-07 - Earl Wrightson, singer/actor (Pinafore), dies of heart failure at 77
1993-03-08 - Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Fools Rush In), dies at 78 of stroke
1993-03-12 - June Valli, singer (Crying in the Chapel), dies of cancer at 62
1993-04-04 - Bep [Alberta B] Ogterop, [Rita la Roche], singer, dies
1993-05-08 - Kees Deenik, singer/conductor
1993-05-16 - Marv Johnson, US soul singer (You Got What it Takes), dies at 54
1993-06-09 - Arthur Alexander, singer/songwriter (You Better Move On), dies at 53
1993-06-28 - GG Allin, American punk rock singer (b. 1956)
1993-06-29 - Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (b. 1946)
1993-07-07 - Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
1993-08-26 - Rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61
1993-09-05 - René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue), dies of AIDS at 30)
1993-09-09 - Helen O'Connell, singer (Green Eyes), dies of cancer at 74
1993-10-08 - Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73
1993-11-07 - Adelaide Hall, US jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92
Actress Myrna LoyActress Myrna Loy (1993-12-14)
1993-12-14 - Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88
1994-01-09 - Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
1994-01-16 - Harry Nilsson, singer/Songwriter, dies at 52
1994-01-22 - Rhett Forrester, American singer (Riot) (b. 1956)
1994-01-30 - Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
1994-02-02 - John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
1994-02-02 - Willie Mae Ford Smith, gospel Singer/Songwriter, dies at 89
1994-02-05 - Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
1994-02-24 - Dinah Shore, singer (Chevrolet), dies of cancer at 76
1994-03-03 - Karel Kryl, folk singer, dies at 49
1994-03-06 - Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
1994-03-06 - Moses Rascoe, blues singer, dies at 77
1994-03-22 - Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter (Love Sensation), dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at 43
1994-04-04 - Virginia "Ginny" Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band), dies at 77
1994-04-08 - Irene Eisinger, singer, dies at 91
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
1994-05-15 - Frederik baron van Pallandt, Danish singer (Nina & F), murdered at 61
1994-05-15 - Ronnie Potsdammer, singer/song/text writer/programmer, dies at 71
1994-05-17 - Donald Keith Falkner, singer, dies at 94
1994-06-06 - John Morey Downs, actor/dancer/singer, dies at 80
1994-06-14 - Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat), dies at 66
1994-07-02 - Marion Williams, gospel singer, dies of diabetes at 66
1994-07-08 - Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer
1994-07-21 - Dorothy Collins, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
1994-07-21 - Marjorie Dorothy Chandler Collins, jazz singer, dies at 67
1994-07-31 - Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66
1994-08-06 - Domenico Modugno, Italian singer (Volare), dies at 66
1994-08-10 - Bill Baker, singer, dies at 58
1994-08-18 - Gottlob Frick, singer, dies at 88
1994-08-27 - Roberto Goyeneche, [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies
1994-09-03 - Major Lance, soul singer, dies at 55
1994-09-08 - Edna Manilow, mother of singer Barry Manilow, dies at 70 of cancer
1994-09-22 - Mattie Moss Clark, gospel Singer, dies at 69
1994-09-23 - Dalton Reed, singer, dies at 42
1994-09-28 - Urmas Alender, Estonian singer and musician (b. 1953)
1994-09-29 - Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer, murdered at 26
1994-09-29 - John Heddle Nash, singer, dies at 68
1994-10-26 - Wilbert Harrison, singer, dies at 65
1994-11-10 - Carmen McRae [Clark], US jazz singer/pianist, dies at about 73
1994-11-16 - Chester Dino Powers Valenti, singer/Songwriter, dies at 57
1994-11-16 - Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer, dies at 83
1994-11-16 - Harvey Watkins, gospel Singer, dies at 64
1994-11-22 - L V Johnson Singer, dies
1994-11-22 - Norma Donaldson, US singer/actress (Staying Alive), dies at 68
1994-11-26 - Nimrod Workman, folksinger, dies at 99
1994-12-09 - Garnet Silk, Jamaican raggae-singer, dies at 28
1994-12-14 - Mary Ann McCall, singer, dies at 75
1994-12-24 - Jimmy Buddy Lee Land Ace, singer, dies at 57
1994-12-29 - Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58
1995-01-01 - Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58
1995-01-15 - Sollie McElroy, singer, dies at 61
1995-01-16 - William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
1995-01-19 - Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
1995-02-03 - Turner Fodrell, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
1995-02-17 - Uta Graf, singer/teacher, dies at 80
1995-02-23 - David Melvin English Franklin, singer, dies at 52
1995-02-28 - Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
1995-03-06 - Delroy George Wilson, singer, dies at 46
1995-03-17 - Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
1995-03-18 - Charles Drain, singer, dies at 65
1995-03-23 - Alan Barton, singer (Smokie, Black Lace), dies in a bus crash
1995-03-23 - Ripley L. Ingram, singer, dies at 65
1995-03-29 - Baltimora, British singer (b. 1957)
1995-03-31 - Selena, Mexican Grammy winning singer, killed by a fan at 24
1995-04-10 - Joseph Anthony "Joe" Richards, singer/actor (Colo Ranger), dies at 44
1995-04-14 - Burl Ives, folk singer/actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies at 85
1995-04-23 - Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
1995-05-06 - Leanoard "Red" Truss, R&B singer, dies at 47
1995-05-08 - Teresa Teng, singer, dies at 41
1995-05-15 - Perry Lederman, folk singer, dies at 52
1995-05-16 - Lola Flores, singer/actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
1995-05-17 - Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, singer, dies at 72
1995-05-25 - Dick Curless, singer/songwriter, dies at 63
1995-06-06 - Imam Elissa, singer, dies at 76
1995-06-08 - Sheikh Iman, singer, dies at 76
1995-06-11 - Lovelace Watkins, singer, dies at 58
1995-06-19 - Murray Dickie, opera singer/director, dies at 71


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