1953 Births And Deaths

1953 Births And Deaths

1953 Births And Deaths

I’m now in a new year for me, and your still in my furniture, with 1953 Births And Deaths. This time is different than before, I’m doing three new performers, on my website, but one of my favorite performers died this year, and that’s a first for my website. I’ll have to grieve later, and move on to this blog.

1953 Births

January 

  1. January 6Malcolm Young, rock musician (AC/DC) (d. 2017)
  2. January 10Pat Benatar, singer (“Hit Me with Your Best Shot” etc.)
  3. January 21Glenn Kaiser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Resurrection Band)
  4. January 23Robin Zander, rock musician (Cheap Trick)
  5. January 26Lucinda Williams, singer
  6. January 29
    • Louie Perez (Los Lobos)
    • Teresa Teng, singer

February

  1. February 3Joëlle, singer (d. 1982)
  2. February 18Robin Bachman, drummer (Bachman–Turner Overdrive and Brave Belt)
  3. February 20Riccardo Chailly, conductor
  4. February 26Michael Bolton, American singer (Blackjack)

March

  1. March 3Robyn Hitchcock, singer-songwriter and guitarist
  2. March 12Ryan Paris, singer
  3. March 19Ricky Wilson (The B-52s)
  4. March 23Chaka Khan, singer
  5. March 31
    • Sean Hopper (Huey Lewis and the News)
    • Greg Martin (The Kentucky Headhunters)

April

  1. April 4Chen Yi, Chinese classical composer and violinist
  2. April 21Todd Phillips, American bassist and composer (David Grisman Quintet)
  3. April 28
    • Pat Donohue, guitarist for The Guys All-Star Shoe Band on A Prairie Home Companion)
    • Kim Gordon, American musician, songwriter and visual artist

May

  1. May 4Oleta Adams, American soul and jazz singer
  2. May 8
    • Billy Burnette (Fleetwood Mac)
    • Alex Van Halen (Van Halen)
  3. May 9
    • Connie Kaldor, Canadian singer-songwriter
    • Kojo, singer
  4. May 15Mike Oldfield, composer & musician
  5. May 16Richard Page (Mr. Mister)
  6. May 17 – George Johnson (The Brothers Johnson)

June

  1. June 6June Yamagishi, Japanese-American guitarist (Papa Grows Funk and The Wild Magnolias)
  2. June 7Johnny Clegg, mbaqanga and Afro-pop musician and musical anthropologist (d. 2019)
  3. June 12Rocky Burnette, rock singer
  4. June 19Larry Dunn (Earth Wind & Fire)
  5. June 20
    • Alan Longmuir, pop guitarist (The Bay City Rollers)
    • Dušan Rapoš, composer
  6. June 22Cyndi Lauper, singer-songwriter
  7. June 29Colin Hay (Men at Work)

July

  1. July 2Mark Hart, American guitarist and keyboard player (Crowded House and Supertramp)
  2. July 6Nanci Griffith, singer (Blue Moon Orchestra)
  3. July 18Warren Wiebe, American singer (d. 1998)
  4. July 21Eric Bazilian (The Hooters)
  5. July 22
    • Jimmy Bruno, American guitarist
    • Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress, singer, director and screenwriter
  6. July 29Geddy Lee (Rush)
  7. July 31Hugh MacDowell (Electric Light Orchestra)

August

  1. August 1Robert Cray, blues guitarist and singer
  2. August 2Marjo, Canadian singer-songwriter (Corbeau)
  3. August 12Peter Ostroushko, mandolinist, fiddler
  4. August 16James “J.T.” Taylor (Kool & the Gang)
  5. August 17Kevin Rowland, vocalist (Dexys Midnight Runners)
  6. August 24Ron Holloway, tenor saxophonist
  7. August 27Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  8. August 29Rick Downey (Blue Öyster Cult)

September

  1. September 2John Zorn, composer
  2. September 7Benmont Tench, keyboardist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and others
  3. September 11Tommy Shaw (Styx)
  4. September 27Greg Ham (Men at Work)
  5. September 28Jim Diamond, pop singer-songwriter (Ph.D.) (d. 2015)

October

  1. October 7Tico Torres, Bon Jovi
  2. October 10Midge Ure, singer-songwriter
  3. October 14Kazumi Watanabe, jazz performer
  4. October 15Tito Jackson (The Jackson 5)
  5. October 16Tony Carey (Rainbow)
  6. October 21Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go’s)
  7. October 26Keith Strickland (The B-52s)
  8. October 28Desmond Child, American songwriter and producer
  9. October 31Johnny Clegg, singer and instrumentalist

November

  1. November 11Andy Partridge (XTC)
  2. November 13
    • Keith Green, gospel singer-songwriter (d. 1982)
    • Andrew Ranken, Celtic punk drummer (The Pogues)
  3. November 22Urmas Alender, singer (Ruja, Propeller)
  4. November 23Francis Cabrel, folk singer/songwriter

December

  1. December 12
    • Bruce Kulick, American guitarist and songwriter (Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad, Blackjack, Union and Eric Singer Project)
    • Dave Meniketti, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Y&T)
  2. December 26Harry Christophers, English choral conductor

Deaths

January

  1. January 1Hank Williams, country musician, 29
  2. January 18Arthur Wood, composer, 78

February

  1. February 2Gustav Strube, conductor and composer, 75

March

  1. March 5
    • Sergei Prokofiev, composer, 61
    • E. T. Cook, organist and composer, 72
  2. March 19Irène Bordoni, singer and actress, 68
  3. March 29Arthur Fields, singer and songwriter, 64

April

  1. April 23Peter DeRose, Tin Pan Alley composer, 53
  2. April 29Kiki, “The Queen of Montparnasse“, 51 (drug- and alcohol-related)
  3. April 30Lily Brayton, musical theatre star, 76

May

  1. May 15Mabel Love, dancer, 78
  2. May 16Django Reinhardt, jazz guitarist, 43 (brain hemorrhage)
  3. May 19Frank Mullings, tenor, 72
  4. May 30Dooley Wilson, actor, singer and pianist, 67

June

  1. June 3Florence Price, composer, 66
  2. June 10Grzegorz Fitelberg, conductor, violinist and composer, 73
  3. June 25Jules Van Nuffel, musicologist and composer, 70

July

  1. July 5Titta Ruffo, operatic baritone, 76
  2. July 17Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, Dutch composer, 65

August

  1. August 14Friedrich Schorr, operatic bass-baritone, 64
  2. August 29Darrell Fancourt, bass-baritone, 67

September

  1. September 1Jacques Thibaud, violinist, 72
  2. September 21Roger Quilter, composer, 75

October

  1. October 3 – Sir Arnold Bax, composer, 69
  2. October 8Kathleen Ferrier, English contralto, 41 (cancer)
  3. October 18Marguerite d’Alvarez, operatic contralto, exact age unknown
  4. October 27Eduard Künneke, composer, 68

November

  1. November 10Theodora Morse, lyricist, 70
  2. November 18Ruth Crawford Seeger, composer, 52
  3. November 21Larry Shields, jazz musician, 60
  4. November 26Ivor Atkins, organist and choirmaster, 83

December

  1. December 5
    • Noel Mewton-Wood, pianist, 31 (suicide by poisoning)
    • Jorge Negrete, singer and actor, 42 (hepatitis)
  2. December 9Issay Dobrowen, pianist, conductor and composer, 62
  3. December 11Albert Coates, conductor and composer, 71
  4. December 29Violet MacMillan, Broadway star, 66

 

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