1957 Births And Deaths

1957 Births And Deaths

1957 Births And Deaths

I’m now in a new year, for I’m doing 1957 Births And Deaths. One day, I’ll catch up with you, in 2020, but for now, I got a new year, but only one biography, so this year will be quick.

Births

  • January 3 – Dave Dobbyn, New Zealand singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • January 4
    • Brian Roy Goble, Canadian singer-songwriter (Subhumans and The Skulls) (d. 2014)
    • Patty Loveless, country singer
  • January 23 – Earl Falconer, reggae bass guitarist and singer (UB40)
  • January 27 – Janick Gers, heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden)
  • February 2 – Tony Butler, rock bass guitarist (Big Country)
  • February 19 – Falco, classical and rock musician (d. 1998)
  • February 27 – Adrian Smith, musician (Iron Maiden and Urchin)
  • February 28
    • Phil Gould, drummer (Level 42)
    • Cindy Wilson, new wave singer (The B-52’s)
  • March 5 – Mark E. Smith, post-punk singer-songwriter (The Fall) (d. 2018)
  • March 12 – Marlon Jackson, vocalist (The Jackson 5)
  • March 21 – John Whitfield, conductor
  • March 26 – Paul Morley, music journalist
  • April 2 – Mark Alburger, composer, conductor, music journalist
  • April 12 – Vince Gill
  • May 2 – Markus Stockhausen, trumpeter and composer
  • May 10 – Sid Vicious, punk musician (Sex Pistos) (d. 1979)
  • May 18 – Michael Cretu, musician
  • May 27 – Siouxsie Sioux, singer (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
  • June 11 – Jamaaladeen Tacuma, free jazz bass guitarist
  • June 17
    • Phil Chevron, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Pogues)
    • Martin Dillon, American tenor and educator (d. 2005)
  • June 22 – Gary Beers (INXS)
  • June 26 – Patty Smyth, American singer-songwriter (Scandal)
  • July 3
    • Peter Breiner, composer
    • Poly Styrene, punk musician
  • July 30 – Christopher Miller, known as Rat Scabies, drummer
  • August 2
    • Mojo Nixon, American singer-songwriter
    • Butch Vig, American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Garbage and Spooner)
  • August 18 – Ron Strykert, Men at Work
  • August 21 – Budgie, drummer (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
  • August 22 – Holly Dunn, country singer/songwriter (d. 2016)
  • August 31
    • Gina Schock, The Go-Go’s
    • Glenn Tilbrook, vocalist (Squeeze)
  • September 1
    • Gloria Estefan, singer Miami Sound Machine
    • Jon Moss, drummer (Culture Club)
  • September 22
    • Nick Cave, singer-songwriter
    • Johnette Napolitano, Concrete Blonde
  • October 3 – Tim Westwood, DJ
  • October 5 – Lee Jay Thompson (Madness)
  • October 7 – Michael W. Smith, contemporary Christian singer
  • October 19 – Karl Wallinger (World Party)
  • October 20 – Anouar Brahem, oud player and composer
  • October 21
    • Julian Cope, post-punk singer-songwriter and antiquarian
    • Steve Lukather, rock guitarist (Toto)
  • October 16 – Kelly Marie, disco singer
  • October 28 – Stephen Morris (New Order)
  • November 1 – Lyle Lovett, country musician
  • November 5 – Mike Score (A Flock of Seagulls)
  • November 8 – Porl Thompson (The Cure)
  • November 20 – Hendrik Hofmeyr, composer
  • November 24 – Chris Hayes, pop rock musician (Huey Lewis and the News)
  • December 6 – Adrian Borland, post-punk musician The Sound (d. 1999)
  • December 6
    • Bob Drake, avant-garde musician
    • Jack Lee, bagpiper
  • December 9
    • Donny Osmond, singer (Osmonds)
    • Steve Taylor, singer, record producer
  • December 10 – Paul Hardcastle, composer and musician
  • December 12 – Sheila E., singer-songwriter and percussionist
  • December 20
    • Anita Baker, R&B singer-songwriter
    • Billy Bragg, singer-songwriter
    • Anna Vissi, singer
  • December 22 – Tsai Chin, singer
  • December 25 – Shane MacGowan, Celtic punk singer (The Pogues)
  • December 27 – Jerry Gaskill, American drummer
  • date unknown
    • Annette A. Aguilar, Latin jazz percussionist
    • Charles Roland Berry, composer
    • Kartik Seshadri, sitarist and composer

Deaths

  • January – Gertie Gitana, music hall entertainer, 69
  • January 16 – Arturo Toscanini, conductor, 89
  • January 18 – George Girard, jazz trumpeter, 26 (cancer)
  • February 7 – Rudolph Réti, pianist, composer and musicologist, 71
  • February 16 – Josef Hofmann, pianist and composer, 81
  • February 21
    • “Klondike” Kate Rockwell, vaudeville performer, 83
    • Marguerite Sylva, operatic mezzo-soprano, 81
  • March 8 – Othmar Schoeck, composer, 70
  • March 13 – Lena Ashwell, Forces entertainer, 84
  • March 24 – Carson Robison, country music singer and songwriter, 66
  • April 15 – Pedro Infante, actor and singer, 39 (air crash)
  • May 2 – Tadeusz Kassern, composer, 53 (cancer)[32]
  • May 9 – Ezio Pinza, Italian singer and actor, 64
  • May 12 – Marie Rappold, operatic soprano, 83
  • June 5 – Frances Densmore, ethnomusicologist, 90
  • June 6 – Kulyash Baiseitova, opera singer, 52
  • June 12 – Jimmy Dorsey, jazz musician and big band leader, 53 (cancer)
  • July 7 – Hiski Salomaa, folk singer and songwriter, 66
  • July 9 – Alexander Goedicke, pianist and composer, 80
  • July 16 – Serge Chaloff, saxophonist, 33 (cancer)
  • August 4 – Ivan Zorman, poet and composer, 72
  • August 28 – Erik Tuxen, conductor, composer and arranger, 55
  • September 1 – Dennis Brain, horn virtuoso, 36 (car accident)
  • September 11 – Petar Stojanović, violinist and composer, 80
  • September 20 – Jean Sibelius, composer, 91
  • October 14 – Natanael Berg, composer, 78
  • October 20 – Jack Buchanan, Scottish singer, dancer, actor and director, 66
  • October 23 – Abe Lyman, US bandleader, composer and drummer, 60
  • November 4 – Joseph Canteloube, composer, 78
  • November 29 – Erich Wolfgang Korngold, composer, 60
  • November 30 – Beniamino Gigli, operatic tenor, 67
  • December 19 – Abolhasan Saba, instrumentalist, 55
  • December 20 – Walter Page, jazz musician, 57
  • December 21 – Eric Coates, composer, 71
  • Undated – Ustad Qasim, musician, 78–79

 

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