1956 Musical Birth And Death

1956 Musical Birth And Death

1956 Musical Birth And Death

Well it’s another year, for my website and I, which doesn’t surprise you, for you read the title of this blog 1956 Musical Birth And Death. I’m in 1956 and you’re in 2019, and one day, I might catch up with you (or not), however, I believe I’m in a better year for music than you. The object to these blogs is show you in oder, when my favorites performers and singers were born, and do their life stories. However, I’m not fake, I only do my favorite from this list, but you can see who you might like on here as well. Who do I like, well their in blue, and the ones I’m doing on my website is also in bold, so I’m getting ready for my latest bio, So I’ll be back soon.

Births

  • January 1 – Martin Plaza, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • January 3 – Julie Miller, singer
  • January 4 –
    • Alex Cline, American drummer and educator
    • Nels Cline, American guitarist and songwriter (Wilco)
  • January 9 – Waltraud Meier, operatic soprano
  • January 10 – Shawn Colvin, American singer
  • January 14 – Ben Heppner, Canadian tenor
  • January 17 – Paul Young, singer (Streetband)
  • January 18 –
    • Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins)
    • Christoph Prégardien, operatic tenor
  • January 22 – Steve Riley, American drummer
  • January 24 – Lounès Matoub, Algerian Berber Kabyle singer
  • January 25 – Andy Cox (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals)
  • January 29 –
    • Irlene Mandrell, American actress and singer
    • Amii Stewart, American singer
  • January 30 – Henry Doktorski, accordionist
  • January 31 – Johnny Rotten, singer (Sex Pistols)
  • February 1 – Exene Cervenka, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (X, The Knitters, and Auntie Christ)
  • February 3 – Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)
  • February 8 – Dave Meros, American bass player (Spock’s Beard)
  • February 13 – Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order)
  • February 26 – Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese musician
  • March 2 – John Cowsill (The Cowsills)
  • March 5 – Teena Marie, singer (d. 2010)
  • March 9 – Sergej Larin, operatic tenor (d. 2008)
  • March 12 – Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
  • March 13 – John Frandsen, Danish composer
  • March 16 – Vladimír Godár, composer
  • April 14 – Barbara Bonney, operatic and concert soprano
  • April 28 – Jimmy Barnes, Australian musician
  • May 4 – Sharon Jones, African American soul singer (d. 2016)
  • May 7 – Steve Diggle, English punk musician (Buzzcocks and Flag of Convenience)
  • May 12 – Greg Phillinganes, American keyboardist
  • May 18 – Jim Moginie, Australian rock guitarist (Midnight Oil)
  • May 25 –
    • Sugar Minott, reggae singer
    • Helen Terry, pop singer and producer
  • May 29 – La Toya Jackson, American singer
  • June – Chi-chi Nwanoku, English double bass player
  • June 3 –
    • Lynne Dawson, soprano
    • Danny Wilde, American singer and guitarist (The Quick and The Rembrandts)
  • June 5 – Kenny G, saxophonist
  • June 24 – Michael Coleman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
  • June 30 – Ronald Winans, African American musician (d. 2005)
  • July 12  – Sandi Patty, American gospel singer
  • July 15 –
    • Ian Curtis, vocalist (Joy Division) (d. 1980)
    • Marky Ramone, American drummer and songwriter (Ramones, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and Misfits)
    • Joe Satriani, famous guitar virtuoso, current guitarist for Chickenfoot
  • July 20 – Paul Cook (Sex Pistols)
  • August 1 – Steve Green, American Christian musician
  • August 3 – Graeme Koehne, composer and music teacher
  • August 8 –
    • Chris Foreman (Madness)
    • David Grant, English singer and vocal coach
  • August 18 –
    • Kelly Willard, American Christian singer
    • Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz, American drummer
  • August 26 – Sally Beamish, composer
  • August 27 – Glen Matlock, guitarist (Sex Pistols)
  • August 29 – GG Allin, American singer-songwriter (d. 1993)
  • September 4 – Blackie Lawless, American singer-songwriter (W.A.S.P.)
  • September 10 – Johnny Fingers, Irish musician (The Boomtown Rats)
  • September 22 – Debby Boone, singer
  • October 2 – Freddie Jackson, soul singer
  • October 16 – Marin Alsop, orchestral conductor
  • October 20 – Sonja Ball, Canadian voice actress, singer and songwriter
  • October 23 – Dwight Yoakam, singer-songwriter
  • November 4 – Igor Talkov, Russian singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
  • November 8 –
    • Alan Frew, lead singer (Glass Tiger)
    • Steven Miller, American record producer
  • November 12 – Stevie Young musician (AC/DC, Starfighters)
  • November 17 – Philip Grange, composer
  • November 20 – DJ Red Alert, djer
  • November 22 – Lawrence Gowan, musician-songwriter (Styx, Rhinegold)
  • November 24 – Jouni Kaipainen, composer
  • November 25 – Kalle Randalu, Estonian pianist and educator
  • December 6 –
    • Peter Buck, American rock guitarist R.E.M.
    • Randy Rhoads, American heavy metal guitarist Ozzy Osbourne band (d. 1982)
  • December 8 –
    • Warren Cuccurullo (Missing Persons, Duran Duran)
    • Pierre Pincemaille, French musician
  • December 13 – Majida El Roumi, singer
  • December 19
    • Masami Akita, noise musician, (aka Merzbow)
    • William Orbit, composer
  • December 20 – Anita Ward, American singer
  • December 23 – Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
  • December 28 – Nigel Kennedy, crossover violinist

Deaths

  • January 3 – Alexander Gretchaninov, composer, 91
  • January 5 – Mistinguett, entertainer, 80
  • January 9 – Paul de Maleingreau, organist and composer, 68
  • January 20 – Lucy Isabelle Marsh, soprano and early recording artist, 77
  • January 27 – Erich Kleiber, conductor, 65
  • February 2 – Charles Grapewin, vaudeville performer, 86
  • February 4 – Peder Gram, organist and composer, 74
  • February 17 – John N. Klohr, composer of band music, 86
  • February 18 – Gustave Charpentier, composer, 95
  • February 21 – Edwin Franko Goldman, band composer, 78
  • February 26 – Elsie Janis, singer, songwriter and actress, 66
  • March 5 – Erich Itor Kahn, composer, 50 (brain haemorrhage)
  • March 11 – Sergei Vasilenko, Russian composer, 83
  • March 16 – Joseph John Richards, conductor, composer and music teacher, 77
  • March 28 – Thomas de Hartmann, composer, 70
  • April 9 – Jack Little, composer, actor, singer and songwriter
  • April 15 – Kathleen Howard, opera singer, character actress, 71
  • May 20 – Harry Stewart, comedian, singer, and songwriter, 47 (car accident)
  • June 11 – Frankie Trumbauer, US saxophonist, bandleader and sometime singer, 55 (heart attack)
  • June 23 – Reinhold Glière, composer, 81
  • June 25 – Michio Miyagi, blind Japanese composer and inventor of musical instruments, 62 (fall from train)
  • June 26 (in a car accident):
    • Clifford Brown, jazz trumpeter, 25
    • Richie Powell, jazz pianist, 24
  • July 18 – Violet Loraine, musical theatre star, 69
  • August 14
    • May Brahe, songwriter, 71
    • Jaroslav Řídký, composer, 58
  • August 31 – Yves Nat, pianist and composer, 65
  • September 6 – Felix Borowski, composer and music teacher, 84
  • September 9 – Rupert Hughes, composer, 84
  • September 21 – Rigoberto López Pérez, composer and poet, 35 (shot)
  • September 27 – Gerald Finzi, composer, 55 (“severe brain inflammation”)
  • October 1 – Albert Von Tilzer, songwriter, 78
  • October 12 – Don Lorenzo Perosi, composer, 83
  • October 18 – Harry Parry, jazz musician, 44
  • October 19 – Isham Jones, US bandleader and composer, 62
  • October 22 – Valda Valkyrien, ballerina, 61
  • October 26 – Walter Gieseking, pianist, 60
  • November 1 – Tommy Johnson, blues musician, 60
  • November 5 – Art Tatum, jazz pianist, 47 (kidney failure)
  • November 10 – Victor Young, violinist, conductor and composer, 56 (brain haemorrhage)
  • November 24 – Guido Cantelli, conductor, 36 (plane crash)
  • November 26 – Tommy Dorsey, bandleader, 51 (choking)
  • November 30
    • Ludvík Kuba, artist and musician, 93
    • Jean Schwartz, songwriter, 78
  • December 7 – Henry Fillmore, composer and publisher, 75

 

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