Birth And Death Of 1921 In Music

Birth And Death Of 1921 In Music

Birth And Death Of 1921 In Music

Birth And Death Of 1821 In Music

One thing I should say since I’m going by year, and not by favorites (wait until I get into The 1960’s for that), I want you to know that every year doesn’t mean I’m going to pick someone to blog about. I”m only doing those which I like, or I’ll never get out of The 1920’s, The 1930’s, and The 1940’s. With that in mind, Birth And Death Of 1921 In Music, has none that I like, but I thought I should do this year to keep the timeline intact. When I do the next year I might have more than one, so it evens in the end.

Births

January 10 – Helen Bonchek Schneyer, folk musician (d. 2005)
January 17 – Lorna Cooke deVaron, choral conductor
January 22 – Arno Babajanian, composer (d. 1983)
January 26 – Eddie Barclay, music producer (d. 2005)
January 31
Mario Lanza, operatic tenor and film star (d. 1959)
Carol Channing, musical comedy star
February 5 – Sir John Pritchard, British conductor (d. 1989)
February 16 – Vera-Ellen, dancer and actress (d. 1981)
February 26 – Betty Hutton, actress and singer (d. 2007)
March 2 – Robert Simpson, musicologist and composer (d. 1997)
March 6 – Julius Rudel, conductor (d. 2014)
March 8 – Cyd Charisse, dancer (d. 2008)
March 11 – Ástor Piazzolla, tango composer (d. 1992)
March 12 – Gordon MacRae, singer and actor (d. 1986)
March 21
Arthur Grumiaux, violinist (d. 1986)
Antony Hopkins, composer and music writer (d. 2014)
March 22 – Nino Manfredi, actor and film score composer (d. 2004)
March 27 – Phil Chess, born Fiszel Czyż, record producer (d. 2016)
April 1
William Bergsma, composer (d. 1994)
Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith, musician and composer (d. 2014)
April 8
Alfie Bass, actor (Tevye in West End production of Fiddler on the Roof) (d. 1987)
Franco Corelli, operatic tenor (d. 2003)
April 22 – Candido Camero, percussionist
April 26 – Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician (d. 2008)
May 17
Dennis Brain, horn virtuoso (d. 1957)
Bob Merrill, US songwriter (d. 1998)
May 23 – Humphrey Lyttelton, English jazz musician (d. 2008)
May 25 – Hal David – US lyricist (d. 2012)
June 1 – Nelson Riddle, US conductor, composer and arranger (d. 1985)
June 3 – Betty Freeman, patron of classical music (d. 2009)
June 15 – Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (d. 1977)
June 21 – Judy Holliday, US actress and singer (d. 1965)
June 24 – Peggy DeCastro, US singer born in the Dominican Republic, eldest of the DeCastro Sisters (d. 2004)
June 25 – Celia Franca, dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)
July 12 – Hilary Corke, writer and composer (d. 2001)
July 17
George Barnes, jazz musician (d. 1977)
Mary Osborne, American guitarist (d. 1992)
July 24 – Giuseppe Di Stefano, opera singer (d. 2008)
August 3 – Richard Adler, American composer and lyricist (d. 2012)
August 4 – Herb Ellis, American guitarist (d. 2010)
August 7
Manitas de Plata, French Gitano flamenco guitarist (d. 2014)
Karel Husa, Czech-born classical composer
August 9 – Lola Bobesco, Belgian violinist (d. 2003)
September 4 – Ariel Ramírez, Argentine composer (d. 2010)
September 8 – Sir Harry Secombe, Welsh singer and comedian (d. 2001)
September 19 – Billy Ward (The Dominoes) (d. 2002)
September 21 – Chico Hamilton, jazz drummer (d. 2013)
October 1 – James Whitmore, actor in film musicals (d. 2009)
October 21
Sir Malcolm Arnold, composer (d. 2006)
Jarmil Burghauser, conductor, composer and musicologist (d. 1997)
October 23 – Denise Duval, soprano (d. 2016)
October 25 – Little Hatch, blues musician (d. 2003)
November 5 – Georges Cziffra, pianist (d. 1994)
November 9 – Pierrette Alarie, soprano (d. 2011)
November 21 – Vivian Blaine, actress and singer (d. 1995)
November 23 – Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer, musician and songwriter (d. 1960)
December 3 – Phyllis Curtin, soprano
December 4 – Deanna Durbin, singer and actress (d. 2013)
December 8 – Johnny Otis, blues musician (d. 2012)
December 15 – Alan Freed, disc jockey (d. 1965)
December 26 – Steve Allen, musician and comedian (d. 2000)

Deaths

January 23 – Władysław Żeleński, pianist, organist and composer (b. 1837)
February 8
George Formby (Senior), singer (b. 1875)
Francisco D’Andrade, opera singer (b. 1856)
March 14 – Gustave Barnes, artist and musician (b. 1877)
March 24 – Déodat de Séverac, composer (b. 1872)
April 3 – Annie Louise Cary, operatic contralto (b. 1842)
April 5 – Alphons Diepenbrock, composer and writer (b. 1862)
April 7 – Víctor Mirecki Larramat, cellist (b. 1847)
April 20 – Tony Jackson, pianist, singer and composer (b. 1876)
May 4 – Max Kalbeck, music writer and critic (b. 1850)
June 8 – Natalie Bauer-Lechner, viola player (b. 1858)
July 9 – Marianne Brandt, operatic contralto (b. 1842)
August 2 – Enrico Caruso, operatic tenor (b. 1873)
August 8 – Arthur Pougin, music critic (b. 1834)
September 27
Engelbert Humperdinck, composer (b. 1854)
Zdzisław Birnbaum, violinist and conductor (b. 1878)
September 28 – Princess Pauline von Metternich, patron of composers including Wagner and Smetana (b. 1836)
October 4 – Sophie Stehle, operatic soprano (b. 1838)
November 20 – Christina Nilsson, operatic soprano (b. 1843)
November 25 – Théodore Lack, pianist (b. 1846)
November 29 – Ivan Caryll, composer of operettas (b. 1861)
December 10 – Victor Jacobi, composer of operettas (b. 1883)
December 16 – Camille Saint-Saëns, composer (b. 1835)
December 25 – Hans Huber, composer (b. 1852)

 

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