Today in Rhythm and Blues Singer History

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Events in Music

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2003-09-27 - Actress Halle Berry announces her separation from second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 58 of 58

1921-12-28 - Johnny Otis, (Alexandres Veliotes) Vallejo California, US R & B musician, producer and talent scout
1926-08-12 - Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
1926-09-09 - Jake Carey, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-I Know Better)
1929-01-05 - Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City)
1929-06-09 - Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], Memphis, Tennessee, rhythm and blues singer (My Song)
1932-01-31 - Rick Hall, country/R&B singer
1933-01-24 - Zeke Carey, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-I Only Have Eyes For You)
1933-07-16 - Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops)
1934-02-16 - Austin "Ted" Taylor, US gospel/R&B-singer (Be Ever Wonderful)
1934-08-29 - Gene Allison, US R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try)
1935-01-06 - Paul Wilson, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
1935-11-12 - Terry Johnson, US R&B singer (Flamingos-I Know Better)
1936-02-22 - Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr], New Orleans, Louisiana, African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law")
1936-06-19 - Shirley Goodman, US R&B singers (Shirley & Lee-Feels so Good)
1937-03-24 - Billy Stewart, US R&B singer (I Do Love You)
1937-11-15 - William E "Little Willie" John, [Woods], US R&B singer (Fever)
1938-05-04 - Tyrone Davis, US R&B singer (Are you serious)
1938-10-15 - Marvin E "Marv" Johnson, US gospel/R&B singer (Move 2 mountains)
1939-02-09 - Barry Mann, R&B singer (Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp Bomp Bomp)
1939-12-17 - James Booker, New Orleans, R & B musician (Gonzo)
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson PickettR&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett (1941-03-18)
1941-03-18 - Wilson Pickett, Prattville Alabama, R&B singer (Funky Broadway)
1941-05-12 - Little Jayotis Washington, US R&B singer (Persuasions)
1942-02-11 - Otis Clay, US gospel/R&B-singer (That's how it is)
1943-02-28 - Barbara Acklin, [Allen], Chicago, R&B singer (Love Makes a Woman)
1944-03-04 - Bobby Womack, Cleve, R&B singer/guitarist (Woman's Got to Have It)
1944-10-09 - Nona Hendrix, R & B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)
1945-09-09 - Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway)
1947-02-09 - Major Harris, US R&B-singer (Love won't Let me wait)
1947-06-11 - Glenn Leonard, R&B singer (Temptations)
1948-01-29 - Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
1950-07-10 - Willie Ford, US R&B-singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)
1951-05-10 - Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
1955-09-25 - Adelmo "Zucchero" Fornaciari, Italian R&B-singer (Senza una Donna)
1956-10-02 - Freddie Jackson, US R&B singer/songwriter (Rock Me Tonight)
1961-11-10 - Junior, [Norman Giscombe], R&B singer (Mama used to Say)
1961-12-07 - Lisa Fischer, American R&B singer
1962-01-16 - Maxine Jones, Paterson, New Jersey, American R&B singer (En Vogue)
1968-06-04 - Al B. Sure, American R&B singer
R&B Singer R. KellyR&B Singer R. Kelly (1969-01-08)
1969-01-08 - R. Kelly [Robert Sylvester Kelly], Chicago, Illinois, American R&B singer (I Wish I Could Fly)
1971-01-11 - Mary Jane Blige, New York, American R&B singer-songwriter
1971-01-23 - Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and lyricist
1973-04-30 - Akon, American R&B Singer
1974-07-13 - Deborah Cox, Canadian R&B singer
1977-09-29 - Debelah Morgan, American R&B singer
1977-11-08 - Jully Black, Canadian R&B singer
1978-06-03 - Lyfe Jennings, R&B singer and song-writer
1979-10-18 - Ne-Yo [Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr], Camden, Arkansas, American pop and R&B singer and songwriter
1981-03-26 - Jay Sean, British Asian R&B singer
1981-10-15 - Keyshia Cole, African American R&B singer
1983-12-18 - Steph Jones, American R&B singer
1984-03-12 - Shareefa [Faradah Cooper], Newark New Jersey, American R & B singer
1984-12-27 - Pleasure P, American R&B Singer. Former member of Pretty Ricky (band)
1986-01-03 - Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer
Singer-Songwriter Mary Jane BligeSinger-Songwriter Mary Jane Blige (1971-01-11)
1986-08-27 - Mario, American R&B singer
1987-03-01 - Sammie Bush, Boyton Beach Florida, American R&B singer ("I Like It")
1987-06-11 - TiA, Japanese R&B singer
1987-12-02 - Teairra Mari, American R&B singer
1989-02-28 - Zhang Liyin, Chinese R&B singer

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 11 of 11

1954-12-25 - Johnny Ace, Memphis rhythm and blues singer, accidentally shoots himself in the head at 25
1968-02-27 - Frankie Lymon, American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer (The Teenagers), dies at 25 of a heroin overdose
1968-05-26 - William E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30)
1976-10-23 - Leonard Lee, US R&B-singer (Shirley & Lee-I'm Gone), dies at 40
1984-04-10 - Nate Nelson, R&B-singer (Flamingos-I'll Be Home), dies on 52 birthday
1994-04-07 - Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer/guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
1994-10-26 - Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), dies at 65
1995-05-06 - Leanoard "Red" Truss, R&B singer, dies at 47
2005-11-27 - Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
2010-01-13 - Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
2013-03-16 - Bobby Smith, American R&B singer, dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76


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