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Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 666

1867-02-12 - Joe Howard, NYC, vocalist (Gay Nineties Revue)
1891-12-15 - A. P. (Alvin) Carter, Virginia, American musician (Carter Family)
1898-07-21 - Sara Carter, Virginia, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family)
1900-02-03 - Mabel Mercer, English cabaret vocalist (Fly Me to the Moon)
1902-02-09 - Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
1902-02-14 - Fred Scott, Fresno California, vocalist/actor (Vincent Lopez)
1902-02-21 - Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]
1902-05-16 - Jan Kiepura, Sosnowiec Poland, vocalist/actor (Her Wonderful Lie)
1902-10-15 - William Edmundson, Spokane Wash, vocalist (Southernaires)
1903-03-05 - Lowell Peters, Cleveland Tn, vocalist (Southernaires)
1904-07-04 - Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist
1904-09-23 - Wallace "Scotty" Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers)
1906-02-01 - Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)
1907-06-11 - Jose Bernabe Marino Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader
1907-08-05 - Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter
1909-02-09 - Carmen Miranda, Brazil, vocalist/actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy)
1909-02-12 - Barry Wood, New Haven Ct, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)
1913-07-05 - Smiley Lewis, Louisiana, vocalist (I Hear You Knockin')
1913-12-23 - Leo A Ketelaars, Dutch oratorio vocalist
1914-02-11 - Matt Dennis, Seattle Wash, vocalist (Matt Dennis Show)
1914-02-12 - Gordon Tex Beneke, saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orch)
1914-02-16 - Jimmy Wakely, Mineola Ark, country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee)
1914-02-18 - Pee Wee King, Milwaukee Wisc, country vocalist (Pee Wee King Song)
1914-09-02 - Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra (1915-12-12)
1915-12-12 - Frank Sinatra, Hoboken New Jersey, American singer/actor (old blue eyes), (d. 1998)
1915-12-26 - Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/vocalist (Walkin' at the River)
1916-01-21 - [JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist
1916-09-13 - Dick Haymes, Argentine vocalist (d. 1980)
1918-02-16 - Patty Andrews, Minneapolis, Minnesota, American vocalist (Andrews Sisters)
1919-02-02 - Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
1919-02-13 - Joan Edwards, NYC, vocalist (Joan Edwards Show)
1919-02-13 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bristol Tn, country vocalist/actor (pea picker)
1919-12-16 - Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)
1920-02-07 - Oscar Brand, Winnipeg Canada, folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh)
1920-02-16 - Lee Russell, Cleveland Oh, vocalist (Vincent Lopez)
1921-04-10 - Sheb Wooley, Erick Oklahoma, vocalist (Purple People Eater, Hee Haw)
1921-12-04 - Deanna Durbin, Winnipeg Manitoba, actress/vocalist (100 Men & a Girl), (d. 2013)
1921-12-28 - Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
1922-02-16 - Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)
1922-02-17 - Tommy Edwards, rock vocalist (It's All in the Game)
1923-02-09 - Kathryn Grayson, NC, vocalist/actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate)
1924-02-07 - Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
1924-02-10 - Randy Van Horne, El Paso Tx, vocalist (Nat King Cole Show)
1924-07-07 - Mary Ford, [Colleen Summer], vocalist/actress (Queen of Outer Space)
1924-09-20 - Gogi Grant, [Audrey Brown], rock vocalist
1924-12-24 - [Irving] Lee Dorsey, New Orleans, vocalist (Working in the Coal Mines)
1925-07-06 - Bill Haley, Highland Park Mich, rock vocalist (Rock Around the Clock)
1925-08-15 - Billy Pinkney, Sumter NC, rock bassist/vocalist (Drifters)
1926-02-23 - Regine Crespin, French vocalist (Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete)
1927-02-18 - Tabe Bas, actor/opera vocalist (Leiser Wolf in Anatevka)
1928-01-31 - Chuck Willis, rock vocalist (C C Rider)
1928-04-29 - Carl Gardner, Tyler Tx, rock vocalist (Coasters-Searchin)
1928-11-11 - Ernestine Anderson, jazz vocalist
1929-02-03 - Russell Arms, Berkeley California, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)
1929-07-27 - Harvey Fuqua, rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely)
1929-11-11 - LaVern Baker, Chicago, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear)
1930-02-13 - Dotty McGuire, Middletown Oh, vocalist (McGuire Sisters)
1930-02-16 - Peggy King, Greensburg Pa, vocalist/actress (George Gobel Show)
1930-10-24 - Big Bopper, [JP Richardson], Sabine Pass Tx, vocalist (Chantiily Lace)
1931-02-14 - Phyllis McGuire, Middletown Oh, vocalist (McGuire Sisters)
1931-03-14 - Phil Phillips [Baptiste], rock vocalist (Sea Of Love)
1931-04-29 - Anthony "Lonnie" Donegan, Scotish skiffle vocalist/guitarist
1931-04-29 - Lonnie Donegan, Glasgow Scotland, vocalist
1931-07-11 - Thurston Harris, Indianapolis, vocalist (Little Bitty Pretty One)
1931-09-19 - Brook Benton, soul vocalist (Rainy Night in Georgia)
1931-09-26 - George Chambers, MS, rock bassist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
1931-12-28 - John de Mol, Dutch vocalist/composer/producer
1932-05-27 - [Herman] Junior Parker, Arkansas, blues vocalist/songwriter (Mystery Train)
1932-07-01 - Bobby Day, [Robert Byrd], Fort Worth Tx, rock vocalist (Rockin' Robin)
1932-07-02 - Sammy Turner, Paterson NJ, vocalist (Lavender Blue)
1932-11-15 - Petula Clark, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Downtown, My Love)
1932-12-14 - Charlie "Silver Fox" Rich, Colt Ark, vocalist (Behind Closed Doors)
1933-01-20 - Ron Townson, St Louis Mo, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Up Up & Away)
1933-01-24 - Ron Townson, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Aquarius) [or Jan 29]
1933-02-21 - Nina Simone, [Eunice Waymon], Tyron NC, vocalist/pianist (Porgy)
1933-04-14 - Buddy Knox, Happy Tx, rock vocalist (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey)
1933-08-15 - Bobby Helms, rock vocalist (Jingle Bell Rock)
1933-12-15 - Jesse Belvin, Texarkana Arkansas, rock vocalist (Mr Easy)
1934-02-01 - Bob Shane, vocalist (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
1934-02-07 - King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US vocalist (Memphis Soul Stew)
1934-03-31 - John D Loudermilk, rock drummer/vocalist (Language of Love, Norman)
1934-06-11 - Pookie Hudson, vocalist (Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite-Spaniels)
1934-06-16 - Little Caesar, vocalist (Little Caesar & the Romans)
1935-01-06 - Nino Tempo, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
1935-02-11 - Gene Vincent, Norfolk Va, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
1935-02-12 - Gene McDaniels, US vocalist/bandleader/actor (Young Swingers)
1935-02-16 - Sonny Bono, Detroit, vocalist (Sonny & Cher)/(Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98)
1935-06-19 - Tommy Devito, Montclair NJ, rock vocalist (Four Seasons-Sherry)
1935-07-01 - James Cotton, blues vocalist
1935-09-28 - Koko Taylor, [Cora Walton], US vocalist (Queen of the Blues)
1935-10-12 - Sam Moore, Miami Fl, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave-Soul Sister)
1935-12-26 - Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Detroit MI, rock vocalist (Four Tops)
1936-01-28 - Jack Scott, vocalist (My True Love)
1936-04-29 - April Stevens, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
1936-06-29 - Leonard Lee, US vocalist (Shirley & Lee-Let the Good Times Roll)
1937-02-01 - Don Everly, Brownie Ky, vocalist (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
1937-02-01 - Dr Hook, [Ray Sawyer], Ala, vocalist (Dr Hook-When You're in Love)
1937-02-09 - Johnny Sayles, US vocalist (You Made Me Wiggle)
1937-02-17 - Mickey McGill, US vocalist (Dells-Love is Blue)
1937-02-20 - David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 59 of 59

1941-04-17 - Al Bowlly, British dance band vocalist (b. 1899)
1959-02-03 - Richie Valens, rock vocalist (Donna), killed in plane crash at 17
1960-11-07 - Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69
1964-12-11 - Sam Cooke, Clarksdale, Mississippi, US musician ('A Change is Gonna Come') shot to death at 33
1967-06-08 - Laverne Andrews, vocalist (Andrews Sister), dies
1970-09-03 - Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27
1970-10-28 - Baby Huey, [James Ramey], vocalist (Baby Huey & Babysitters), dies
1972-05-05 - Rev Gary David, vocalist, dies at 76
1972-08-02 - Brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29
1973-09-20 - Jim Croce, vocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30
1974-05-25 - Pam Morrison, wife of Door's vocalist Jim, dies of drug overdose
1976-05-14 - Keith Relf, rock vocalist (Yardbirds), electrocuted at 33
1977-06-26 - Lou Reizner, rock vocalist/producer (Rod Stewart, Tommy), dies at 43
1977-09-16 - Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
1979-01-09 - Sara Carter, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family), dies at 80
1980-02-19 - Bon Scott, Aust rock vocalist (AC/DC-Whole Lotta Rosie), dies at 33
1980-05-18 - Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commits suicide at 23
1981-02-09 - Bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55
1981-07-16 - Harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38
1984-07-21 - Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe), dies at 34
1986-03-04 - Richard Manuel, rock vocalist/pianist (Band), commits suicide at 42
1987-11-22 - Ted Taylor, rock vocalist, dies
1990-02-08 - Del Shannon, rock vocalist (Runaway), shoots self at 50
1990-07-26 - Brent Mydland, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots), dies at 38
1991-06-01 - David Ruffin, vocalist (Temptations), dies of drug overdose at 50
1991-09-04 - Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies
1992-04-12 - Joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61
1992-04-16 - Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
1992-05-10 - Joan Merrill, vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
1992-06-09 - Clarence Miller, blues/jazz vocalist, dies at 69 of a heart attack
1992-06-21 - Thomas Whitfield, gospel vocalist, dies of heart attack at 38
1992-06-27 - Allen James, vocalist/actor (Show Boat), dies of lung cancer at 84
1992-06-30 - Jim Alaimo, vocalist, dies after heart surgery at 53
1994-01-15 - Harry Nilsson, rock vocalist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies at 52
1994-01-30 - Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter, dies at 86
1994-10-01 - Scott Dunbar, bluse vocalist/guitarist, dies at 90
1994-12-10 - Garnett Silk, vocalist, dies at 28
1995-01-13 - Ruby Starr, vocalist (Grey Ghost), dies of brain tumor at 44
1995-01-18 - Charles Baskerville, vocalist, dies at 54
1995-07-15 - Willie George "Bill" Woodruff Sr, vocalist, dies at 66
1995-08-03 - Jose B M Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader, dies at 88
1995-08-09 - Jerry Garcia, rock vocalist (Grateful Dead), dies at 53
1995-09-23 - Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist, dies at 81
1995-09-29 - Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist, dies at 91
1995-10-21 - Maxene Andrews, vocalist (Andrews Sister), dies of heart attack at 79
1995-10-21 - Shannon Hoon, vocalist (Blind Melon), dies of drug overdose at 28
1996-05-15 - George M Tindley, songwriter/vocalist, dies at 57
1996-07-08 - James Woodie Alexander, songwriter/vocalist, dies at 80
1996-09-09 - Bill Monroe, bluegrass vocalist (created bluegrass music), dies at 84
1998-02-06 - Carl Wilson, rock vocalist (Beach Boy), dies of lung cancer at 51
2005-02-08 - Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (b. 1948)
2005-02-20 - Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
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2006-07-07 - Syd Barrett, original guitarist and vocalist of the band Pink Floyd (b. 1946)
2007-03-04 - Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
2010-05-16 - Ronnie James Dio, American heavy metal vocalist (b. 1942)
2010-10-05 - Steve Lee, Swiss musician and vocalist (Gotthard) (b. 1963)
2010-12-19 - Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
2011-01-14 - Trish Keenan, lead vocalist of English band Broadcast (b. 1968)
2012-05-04 - MCA [Adam Yauch], Beastie Boys vocalist, dies from cancer at 47


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