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Encyclopedia > 1949 in music

See also: 1948 in music, other events of 1949, 1950 in music and the list of 'years in music'. See also: 1947 in music, other events of 1948, 1949 in music and the list of years in music. // Events Aldeburgh Festival is founded by Benjamin Britten, Eric Crozier and Peter Pears. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... See also: 1949 in music, other events of 1950, 1951 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Malcolm Sargent becomes chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. ... This page indexes the individual year in music pages. ...

Contents


Events

  • Mitch Miller begins his career as one of the 20th century's most successful record producers at Mercury
  • Eddie Fisher signs with RCA
  • Bob Hope suggests that Anthony Benedetto change his stage name from "Joe Bari" to "Tony Bennett"
  • Frankie Laine cuts "Mule Train," the first modern pop record
  • Les Paul and Mary Ford wed
  • Teresa Brewer cuts her first record for the London label
  • The Ames Brothers score their first hit with "You, You, You Are The One"
  • Johnnie Ray performs at the Flame Show Bar in Detroit
  • Frank Sinatra stars in "On The Town" with Gene Kelly, a sequel to their 1945 hit "Anchors Aweigh"
  • The legendary Al Jolson records the soundtrack to "Jolson Sings Again," the sequel to his hugely successful biopic "The Jolson Story" (1946)
  • Chart-topping crooner Buddy Clark dies in a plane crash on October 1
  • Coral Records is formed as a subsidiary of Decca
  • 45 rpm discs are introduced
  • The Trio Carosone is formed
  • Gorni Kramer starts working for musical impresarios Garinei and Giovannini

Mitch Miller (born July 4, 1911) is remembered as one of the best-selling recording artists of the 1950s and early 60s. ... Eddie Fisher (born August 10, 1928) is an American singer and entertainer. ... Leslie Townes Hope KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), best known as Bob Hope, was a famous entertainer, having appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, movies and in army concerts. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Les Paul Les Paul (born June 9, 1915) is best known as a guitarist, and as one of the most important figures in the development of modern electric instruments and recording techniques. ... This article or section should be merged with Les Paul Les Paul (b. ... A drawing of Teresa Brewer on the cover of her 1991 collection 16 Most Requested Songs Teresa Brewer (born as Theresa Breuer, May 7, 1931) is a United States singer. ... The Ames Brothers were a singing quartet from Malden, Massachusetts who were particularly famous in the 1950s for their traditional pop music hits. ... Johnnie Ray in full cry John Alvin Johnnie Ray (January 10, 1927 - February 24, 1990) was one of the most popular American singers of his day. ... Old Blue Eyes belts one out Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is considered one of the finest vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. ... Al Jolson Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson in Seredzius, Lithuania on May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer and the son of Jewish immigrants. ... A crooner is a singer (usually male) of a certain kind of popular music, often called standards or American standards. The style, which is characterized by a relaxed and intimate posture by the performer, became possible with the invention of electric amplification in the early 20th century. ... Buddy Clark (26 July 1911 - 1 October 1949) was a popular singer in the 1930s and 1940s. ... Gorni Kramer (Rivarolo Mantovano, Italy, 22 July 1913 - Milan, 26 October 1995) was one of the most famous Italian songwriters, musicians and band leaders of the 20th Century. ...

Albums released

Bing wooed fans with a sensuous voice, wit, and good looks. ... Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore, February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress and talk show host. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Bing wooed fans with a sensuous voice, wit, and good looks. ... Jo Stafford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Albert Gordon MacRae (born 12 March 1921 in East Orange, New Jersey, – died 24 January 1986 in Lincoln, Nebraska) was an American actor and singer, best known for his appearances in musical films of the 1950s. ... Doris Day Doris Day (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate. ... Bing wooed fans with a sensuous voice, wit, and good looks. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Bing wooed fans with a sensuous voice, wit, and good looks. ... Old Blue Eyes belts one out Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is considered one of the finest vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. ... Doris Day Doris Day (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century, was a jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. ...

Top hit records

Perry Como, born Pierino Ronald Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... Again is a popular song, recorded by many singers. ... Gordon Hill Jenkins (12 May 1910-1 May 1984) was an American arranger who was an influential figure in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s, renowned for his lush string arrangements. ... Again is a popular song, recorded by many singers. ... Vic Damone (born June 12, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer. ... Again is a popular song, recorded by many singers. ... Doris Day Doris Day (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate. ... Again is a popular song, recorded by many singers. ... Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905–November 26, 1956) was a jazz trombonist in the Big Band era. ... Again is a popular song, recorded by many singers. ... Dame Vera Lynn, DBE (born March 20, 1917) is a British singer whose career flourished during World War II, when she was nicknamed The Forces Sweetheart. She is best known for the popular song Well Meet Again. ... Again is a popular song, recorded by many singers. ... Again is a popular song, recorded by many singers. ... Mel Tormé (September 13, 1925 - June 5, 1999) was a jazz singer with a light, velvety, high-tenor voice. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore, February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress and talk show host. ... Buddy Clark (26 July 1911 - 1 October 1949) was a popular singer in the 1930s and 1940s. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Perry Como, born Pierino Ronald Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... Vaughn Monroe (October 7, 1911 - May 21, 1973) was a singer, trumpeter and big band leader, most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Guy Lombardo, photographed by William P. Gottlieb, 1947 Gaetano Alberto Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902 - November 5, 1977) was a Canadian bandleader and violinist. ... Bing wooed fans with a sensuous voice, wit, and good looks. ... Bing wooed fans with a sensuous voice, wit, and good looks. ... Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913–October 29, 1987), better known as Woody Herman, was a United States jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and Big band leader. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Bing wooed fans with a sensuous voice, wit, and good looks. ... Margaret Whiting on the cover of her 2000 collection The Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting (born July 22, 1924) was a traditional pop music singer in the 1940s and 1950s. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Vaughn Monroe (October 7, 1911 - May 21, 1973) was a singer, trumpeter and big band leader, most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... The Weavers were an immensely popular and influential folk music quartet from Greenwich Village, New York, United States. ... Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore, February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress and talk show host. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Vaughn Monroe (October 7, 1911 - May 21, 1973) was a singer, trumpeter and big band leader, most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. ... The Ink Spots were an American Pop music vocal group that helped define the musical genre that led to rhythm & blues, rock and roll, and even, eventually, to the subgenre called doo-wop. ... Lanza in The Toast of New Orleans Mario Lanza (31 January 1921 – 7 October 1959) was an Italian-American operatic tenor and Hollywood movie star who enjoyed success in the 1950s. ... Jo Stafford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was an American entertainer, born in New York City. ... Margaret Whiting on the cover of her 2000 collection The Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting (born July 22, 1924) was a traditional pop music singer in the 1940s and 1950s. ... The Mills Brothers were an American jazz and pop vocal group of the 20th century. ... Perry Como, born Pierino Ronald Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Lanza in The Toast of New Orleans Mario Lanza (31 January 1921 – 7 October 1959) was an Italian-American operatic tenor and Hollywood movie star who enjoyed success in the 1950s. ... Buddy Clark (26 July 1911 - 1 October 1949) was a popular singer in the 1930s and 1940s. ... Vic Damone (born June 12, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer. ...

Top R&B and Country hit records

Fats Domino Antoine Dominique Fats Domino (born February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana), is a classic R&B and rock and roll singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Headline text In popular music the gary fucked barryback beat drum beat is a percussion style or technique used in common time (4/4) where a strong rhythmic accent is sounded on the second and fourth beats of the bar, the backbeats, most often from striking a snare drum. ...

Published popular music

Again is a popular song, recorded by many singers. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... Sammy Cahn (June 18, 1913 - January 15, 1993) was a songwriter and musician, playing the piano and violin. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 - September 20, 1994) was a British born United States songwriter. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... Leo Robin (April 6, 1900 - December 29, 1984) was an American composer and songwriter. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 - September 20, 1994) was a British born United States songwriter. ... Carol Channing photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1956 Carol Channing (born January 31, 1921 in Seattle, Washington) is a United States actress whose career was built largely on two roles, Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly!. She is easily recognized by her distinctive... Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a novel written by Anita Loos that was published in 1925, a Broadway play produced in 1926, a Broadway musical produced in 1949, which Loos also wrote the book for, and two motion pictures. ... Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was an American actress of the 20th century. ... Anton Karas (July 7, 1906 – January 10, 1985) was a Viennese zither player, best known for his soundtrack to Carol Reeds 1949 adaptation of The Third Man. ... The Third Man (1949) is a film noir directed by Carol Reed. ... Cest si bon is a popular song, sometimes also referred to by the English translation of the title, Its So Good. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... Mary Martin photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949 Mary Martin born (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) in Weatherford, Texas was an American star of (mainly stage) musicals. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... Mitzi Gaynor (born September 4, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. ... This page refers to the British Liberal Democrat MP Bob Russell. ... Carl Sigman ( September 24, 1909 – September 26, 2000) was a major American songwriter. ... Sammy Fain (Samuel Feinberg, June 17, 1902 - December 6, 1989) was an American composer of popular music. ... Leo Robin (April 6, 1900 - December 29, 1984) was an American composer and songwriter. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 - September 20, 1994) was a British born United States songwriter. ... Carol Channing photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1956 Carol Channing (born January 31, 1921 in Seattle, Washington) is a United States actress whose career was built largely on two roles, Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly!. She is easily recognized by her distinctive... Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a novel written by Anita Loos that was published in 1925, a Broadway play produced in 1926, a Broadway musical produced in 1949, which Loos also wrote the book for, and two motion pictures. ... Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was an American actress of the 20th century. ... Brooklyn Dodger infielder Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball in 1947. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... Dont Cry, Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go) is a popular song. ... Mack David (born July 5, 1912) was an American lyricist and songwriter, best known for his work with movies and television in the 1960s, particularly his work on the Disney films Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland. ... Al Hoffman (September 25, 1902-July 21, 1960) was a songwriter. ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon Cinderella is a popular fairy tale; embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward, which received literally hundreds of tellings before modern times. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriter. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... Nellie Lutcher (born October 15, 1915) was an African-American jazz singer and pianist who achieved some prominence in the late 1940s and early 1950s. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... Carl Sigman ( September 24, 1909 – September 26, 2000) was a major American songwriter. ... Gene Rayburn (December 22, 1917-November 29, 1999) was an American radio and television personality. ... Johnny Burke was a songwriter who died in 1930 Johnny Burke (October 3, 1908 - February 25, 1964) was an American lyric writer. ... James Van Heusen (January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990), often credited as Jimmy Van Heusen, was an American composer. ... Bing wooed fans with a sensuous voice, wit, and good looks. ... Paul Francis Webster (December 20, 1907-March 18, 1984) was a American lyricist. ... Edith Piaf Édith Piaf (December 19, 1915 - October 11, 1963) was one of Frances most beloved singers, with much success shortly before and during World War II. Her music reflected her tragic life, with her specialty being the poignant ballad presented with a heartbreaking voice. ... Marguerite Monnot (1903 - 1961) was a French songwriter and composer best known for having written many of the songs performed by Edith Piaf and for the music in the stage musical Irma la Douce. External link The allmusic Biography of Marguerite Monnot Categories: Substubs | Musical theatre composers ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... Mary Martin photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949 Mary Martin born (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) in Weatherford, Texas was an American star of (mainly stage) musicals. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... This article contradicts itself. ... Sammy Cahn (June 18, 1913 - January 15, 1993) was a songwriter and musician, playing the piano and violin. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 - September 20, 1994) was a British born United States songwriter. ... Doris Day Doris Day (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist. ... Eddie Albert (April 22, 1906 – May 26, 2005) was an American actor. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist. ... Eddie Albert (April 22, 1906 – May 26, 2005) was an American actor. ... Leo Robin (April 6, 1900 - December 29, 1984) was an American composer and songwriter. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 - September 20, 1994) was a British born United States songwriter. ... Carol Channing photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1956 Carol Channing (born January 31, 1921 in Seattle, Washington) is a United States actress whose career was built largely on two roles, Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly!. She is easily recognized by her distinctive... Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a novel written by Anita Loos that was published in 1925, a Broadway play produced in 1926, a Broadway musical produced in 1949, which Loos also wrote the book for, and two motion pictures. ... Jane Russell in the 1940s Jane Russell (born June 21, 1921) is an American actress. ... Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was an American actress of the 20th century. ... Billy Strayhorn, photographed by Carl Van Vechten on 14. ... Harry Ruby (October 29, 1895 – February 23, 1974) was an American songwriter and screenwriter. ... Mona Lisa was an Academy Award-winning song written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the film . ... Ray Evans (born February 14, 1915 in Salamanca, New York) was a partner in the composing and songwriter duo with Jay Livingston, best known for the songs they composed for films. ... Jay Livingston (born in McDonald, Pennsylvania, March 28 1915, died in Los Angeles, California, October 17, 2001) was a partner in the composing and songwriter duo with Ray Evans, best known for the songs they composed for films. ... Victor Young (August 8, 1900 - November 10, 1956) was an American composer, violinist and conducter. ... Susan Hayward Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an American actress. ... My Foolish Heart is a 1949 film which tells the story of a womans reflections on the bad turns her life has taken. ... George (left) and Ira Gershwin Ira Gershwin (born Israel Gershowitz) (December 6, 1896 - August 17, 1983) American lyricist, collaborator with, and brother of George Gershwin He is interred in the Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. ... Harry Warren (December 24, 1893 - September 22, 1981) was a music composer of many different styles. ... Fred Astaire Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor of Austrian and German descent. ... Ginger Rogers (1911–1995) Ginger Rogers, (July 16, 1911 - April 25, 1995), was a legendary American actress and dancer. ... Frank Loesser (June 29, 1910, New York City - July 26, 1969, New York City) was a composer and lyricist. ... Betty Hutton, (born Elizabeth June Thornburg on February 26, 1921 in Battle Creek, Michigan) is an American actress, musician and comedienne. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist. ... J. Russell Robinson (July 8, 1892 - September 30, 1963) was a United States ragtime and jazz pianist and a composer of popular tunes. ... Comden and Green was the writing duo of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. ... Adolph Green (December 2, 1914 - October 23, 2002) was an American lyricist and playwright, who penned most of his songs, plays, and movies with Betty Comden. ... Roger Edens(9 November 1905, Hillsboro, Texas, -- 13 July 1970, Hollywood) was a Hollywood composer and arranger. ... Old Blue Eyes belts one out Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is considered one of the finest vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. ... Johnny Marks (November 10, 1909 - September 3, 1985) was an American songwriter He was born in Mount Vernon, New York. ... Louis Jordan (July 8, 1908 - February 4, 1975) was an African-American jazz and rhythm & blues musician who, unlike many of his black peers, was highly popular with mainstream audiences in the post-swing era. ... Geoffrey Claremont Parsons was a lyricist. ... James Francis Jimmy Durante (February 10, 1893 - January 29, 1980) was an American entertainer, one of the most popular and recognized personalities of the 1920s-1960s. ... Christopher Vernon Hassall (24 March 1912 — 26 April 1963) was an English actor, dramatist, librettist, lyricist and poet, who found his greatest fame in a memorable musical partnership with the composer Ivor Novello. ... Ivor Novello David Ivor Davies (January 15, 1893 – March 6, 1951), better known as Ivor Novello, was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... Ezio Pinza The Italian bass Ezio Pinza (18 May 1892 - 9 May 1957) was one of the outstanding opera singers of the first half of the 20th century. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... Rossano Brazzi (September 18, 1916 – December 24, 1994) was an Italian singer and actor. ... Johnny Burke was a songwriter who died in 1930 Johnny Burke (October 3, 1908 - February 25, 1964) was an American lyric writer. ... James Van Heusen (January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990), often credited as Jimmy Van Heusen, was an American composer. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... Anton Karas (July 7, 1906 – January 10, 1985) was a Viennese zither player, best known for his soundtrack to Carol Reeds 1949 adaptation of The Third Man. ... The Third Man (1949) is a film noir directed by Carol Reed. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... Ezio Pinza The Italian bass Ezio Pinza (18 May 1892 - 9 May 1957) was one of the outstanding opera singers of the first half of the 20th century. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... Rossano Brazzi (September 18, 1916 – December 24, 1994) was an Italian singer and actor. ... Mack Gordon (born Morris Gittler, 21 June 1904 - 28 February 1959) was a composer and lyricist of songs for the stage and film. ... Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 – February 17, 1970) was a major American composer of music for films. ... Carl Sigman ( September 24, 1909 – September 26, 2000) was a major American songwriter. ... Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 - October 9, 1973) was a gospel artist who attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with a unique mixture of Holiness vocals and jazzy guitar accompaniment. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... Mary Martin photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949 Mary Martin born (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) in Weatherford, Texas was an American star of (mainly stage) musicals. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ...

Classical music

This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... George Crumb (born October 24, 1929) is an American composer of classical music. ... André Jolivet (August 8, 1905 – December 20, 1974) was a French composer. ... Olivier Messiaen (IPA: or ; December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist, and ornithologist. ... Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich   listen? (Russian: ) (September 25, 1906 – August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... The Song of the Forests (opus 81) is an oratorio by Dmitri Shostakovich celebrating the Soviet governments post-war reforestation plan. ... Edgar (or Edgard) Varèse (December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer, who moved to the United States in 1915, and took American citizenship in 1926. ...

Opera

The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ...

Musical theater

Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a novel written by Anita Loos that was published in 1925, a Broadway play produced in 1926, a Broadway musical produced in 1949, which Loos also wrote the book for, and two motion pictures. ... Lost in the Stars is a 1949 musical with book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson and music by Kurt Weill, based on the novel Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) by Alan Paton (1903-1988). ... (James) Maxwell Anderson (15 December 1888 - 28 February 1959) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, author, poet, reporter and lyricist, and a founding member of The Playwrights Company (which included, at various times, Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Sidney Howard, Roger L. Stevens, John F... Kurt Weill, a photo taken in Salzburg, Austria, 1934 Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950), born in Dessau, Germany and died in New York, was a German composer active from the 1920s until his death. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ...

Musical films

  • On The Town
  • Red, Hot And Blue
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game

The musical film is a film genre that features songs, sung by the actors, interwoven into the narrative. ... On the Town is a musical that opened on Broadway at the Adelphi Theatre on December 28, 1944, with music by Leonard Bernstein, book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, direction by George Abbott, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. ...

Births

January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Ten Years After is a British blues rock band popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Several notable persons share the name George Brown: George Brown, later Lord George-Brown, the British politician and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs George Brown (Canadian politician) the Canadian journalist and politician George Brown (musician) the musician in Kool and the Gang Sir George Brown (soldier), British military officer... Kool & The Gang Kool & the Gang was a massively successful rhythm and blues and disco group. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Sha Na Na were a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who performed covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s and sent up 1950s New York street culture in their performances. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Riptide album was Palmers best selling work. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Stephen Ray Perry (born January 22, 1949, in Hanford, California) is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... John Belushi as Bluto in Animal House John Belushi (right) with Dan Akroyd in The Blues Brothers John Adam Belushi (born January 24, 1949 – died March 5, 1982) was an American actor and comedian. ... The Blues Brothers: Dan Aykroyd (left) and the late John Belushi The Blues Brothers is the name of a rhythm and blues band fronted, incognito, by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Olsson(right) plays an Elton John concert in Orlando. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Black Oak Arkansas, a southern rock-band formed 1970 in Black Oak, Arkansas. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jerry Harrison (born February 21, 1949) is the keyboardist of the influential New Wave group Talking Heads. ... Talking Heads. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The acronym ACE, depending on context, can refer to: Accumulated Cyclone Energy, a measure of the activity of Atlantic hurricane seasons Adaptive Communication Environment, an open-source class framework Advanced Computing Environment, a defunct initiative to define a new PC based on MIPS CPUs instead of Intel x86 Advanced... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... Rory Gallagher (1948-1995) was an Irish blues/rock guitarist, born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and raised in County Cork. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... Sha Na Na were a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who performed covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s and sent up 1950s New York street culture in their performances. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... Julia Migenes (born March 13, 1949) is an American soprano. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... Carl Palmer (born Carl Fredrick Kendall Palmer in Birmingham, England on March 20, 1950) is a percussionist. ... Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were a British progressive rock group. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... Edward Joseph Mahoney (born March 21, 1949) is an arena rock singer. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... Cover of The Convincer (2001) Nick Lowe (born March 24, 1949) is a rock and roll singer-songwriter and producer. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... Boston is a best-selling rock band that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... Richard Thompson (born April 3, 1949) is a musician, best-known as a guitar player and songwriter. ... Fairport Convention is often credited with being the first British folk-rock band. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... Steve Krikorian (April 15, 1949 - ) aka Tonio K was born in Palm Desert, California. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... Patti LuPone (born April 21, 1949 in Northport, New York) is an American singer and actress. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Billy Joel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... Mott the Hoople were a popular 1970s British rock and roll band that maintained a large audience without ever achieving mainstream success. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... Several notable persons have been named William Spooner: William Archibald Spooner, professor of spoonerism fame Bill Spooner, musician This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Grateful Dead in the late 1970s: (from left) Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, Jerry Garcia, Brent Mydland, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir The Grateful Dead was an American psychedelia-influenced rock band, formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... Rick Wakeman performing on stage with Yes in the 1970s Rick Wakeman (born May 18, 1949 as Richard Christopher Wakeman) is a progressive rock keyboard player. ... Yes in concert in Indianapolis in 1977 (left to right, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman) The popular music group Yes is a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... Dusty Hill (born May 19, 1945) in Dallas, Texas, is bassist and vocalist with Southern Rock group ZZ Top. ... ZZ Top is a rock band, most prominent in the 1970s and 1980s, from Houston, Texas. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... Vicki Lawrence with husband Al Schulz. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... Frank Beard (b. ... ZZ Top is a rock band, most prominent in the 1970s and 1980s, from Houston, Texas. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... Dennis Locorriere was the lead vocalist with the mega-successful group Dr Hook, Dennis was the recipient of more than 60 gold and platinum albums, gaining No 1 chart status in more than 42 different countries. ... Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show is a pop-country rock band formed in Union City, New Jersey in 1968. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... Alan White (born June 14, 1949) is a rock and roll drummer best known for his thirty years of work with the progressive rock band Yes. ... The Plastic Ono Band is the band John Lennon formed after he left the Beatles. ... Yes in concert in Indianapolis in 1977 (left to right, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman) The popular music group Yes is a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... Air Supply The cover of Air Supplys Lost in Love album, 1980 Air Supply are a duo of pop musicians, Englishman Graham Russell and Australian Russell Hitchcock, who had a succession of soft-rock ballad hits throughout the English-speaking world through the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Air Supply The cover of Air Supplys Lost in Love album, 1980 Air Supply are a duo of pop musicians, consisting of English keyboardist/vocalist Graham Russell and main lead vocalist Australian Russell Hitchcock, who had a succession of soft-rock ballad hits throughout the English-speaking world through... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... Brownsville Station was a Rock and Roll band from Michigan who were popular in the 1970s. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... Lionel Richie Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The Osmonds are an American family pop group who achieved enormous worldwide success as teenybopper idols in the 1970s. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... Canned Heat album cover Canned Heat is a blues-rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1965. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... Dire Straits performing live Dire Straits is a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass) and Pick Withers (drums), and managed by Ed Bicknell. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining, and the last day of June. ... Andrew (Andy) Scott (born 1949) is a British musician and composer. ... Sweet, on the cover of their 1974 Desolation Boulevard LP. From left to right: Andy Scott, Steve Priest, Brian Connolly, & Mick Tucker. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... Fontella Bass (born July 3, 1940 in St. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... Heraldry Tinctures In heraldry, argent is the tincture with the colour silver, very frequently depicted as white and supposed to be almost interchangeable with it. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... Michael Shrieve (born July 6, 1949, in San Francisco) is a U.S. drummer, percussionist, and later an electronic music composer. ... Santana during concert in Barcelona 2003 Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a famous Mexican rock and roll guitarist, originally from Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... Dave Smalley was a singer with DYS and later Dag Nasty. ... The Raspberries were a rock and roll band from Cleveland, Ohio in the 1970s. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... A rainbow arches over Florida. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... John Wetton (born July 17, 1949 in Derbyshire, England) is a British singer, bassist and guitarist. ... Asia is a progressive rock group. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... Mott the Hoople were a popular 1970s British rock and roll band that maintained a large audience without ever achieving mainstream success. ... July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... Terry Butler is the bass player for the death metal band, Six Feet Under. ... Clockwise starting from the left, Bill Ward, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne This article is about the British heavy metal band. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... The Raspberries were a rock and roll band from Cleveland, Ohio in the 1970s. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... Roger Taylor Roger Meddows-Taylor, a. ... The Queen crest, designed by Freddie Mercury Queen is a British rock band which came to popularity during the mid-1970s, and have amassed an enormous worldwide fanbase that continues to exist to this day. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... Brownsville Station was a Rock and Roll band from Michigan who were popular in the 1970s. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... A former secretary, Maureen McGovern quickly became the new it singer in 1973 with the Oscar-winning Morning After. ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... Self-titled album cover Bad Company was a British rock band of the 1970s. ... Free was a R&B-style rock band which formed in London in 1968 best known for their popular song All Right Now. Lead singer Paul Rodgers, went on to become lead singer of the rock band Bad Company, while lead guitarist Paul Kossoff, a much revered blues/rock guitarist... Self-titled album cover Bad Company was a British rock band founded in 1973, consisting of band members from Free (Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Mick Ralphs) and King Crimson (Boz Burrell), making it one of the early supergroups. ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... B.B. Dickerson was the bass player for the 1970s latin/funk group War. ... War was an American funk band of the 1970s and early 1980s. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Eric Carmen (born August 11, 1949, Cleveland, Ohio) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist. ... The Raspberries were a rock and roll band from Cleveland, Ohio in the 1970s. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Mark Knopfler with Dire Straits performing Live Mark Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a British guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Dire Straits performing live Dire Straits is a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass) and Pick Withers (drums), and managed by Ed Bicknell. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Boston is a best-selling rock band that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe on August 23, 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a pop singer whose career began as a singer in Rock House, followed by Zoot, one of the most popular Australian groups of the late Sixties. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... Gene Simmons in a scene from the TV-series Rock School. ... The original line-up of KISS; from left to right, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, and Paul Stanley. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... The Cowsills was a band that was formed in 1965 by four brothers — Barry, Bill, Bob, and John Cowsill — in Newport, Rhode Island. ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... Jeff Cook (born 1949) is the lead guitarist for the country band Alabama. ... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... Greg Errico (also spelled Gregg Errico, born September 1, 1949 in San Francisco, California) is an Italian-American musician, best known for being the drummer for the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly & the Family Stone until 1971. ... Sly & The Family Stone, circa 1969. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... Gloria Gaynor Gloria Gaynor (real name Gloria Fowles, born September 7, 1949 in Newark) is a singer best-known for the disco hit songs I Will Survive (Hot 100 #1, 1979) and Never Can Say Goodbye (Hot 100 #9, 1974). ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... Barrimore Barlow (born 1949) was the drummer and percussionist for rock band Jethro Tull from 1972 to 1980. ... Jethro Tulls fourth album, Aqualung Jethro Tull is a progressive rock band that was formed in Blackpool, England in the 1960s. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years). ... Steve Gaines Steve Gaines (September 14, 1949) – October 20, 1977) was an American musician. ... Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1973 Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American Southern rock band, described by All Music Guides Stephen Thomas Erlewine as the definitive Southern rock band, fusing the overdriven power of blues-rock with a rebellious, Southern image and a hard rock swagger. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... Kerry Livgren (born September 18, 1949) is an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as one of the founding members and primary writers for the 1970s supergroup, Kansas. ... Kansas is a 1970s American rock and roll band, specializing in progressive rock with a distinctly American flavor. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... Chuck Panozzo was a member of the rock band Styx. ... The cover for Styx first album Styx Styx is an American rock and roll band, popular in the 1970s and early 1980s, and touring again in the 2000s. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... John Panozzo was a member of the American band Styx. ... The cover for Styx first album Styx Styx is an American rock and roll band, popular in the 1970s and early 1980s, and touring again in the 2000s. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... Bruce Springsteen on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in Leap years). ... The Commodores was a highly successful soul/funk band in the 1970s. ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... Childrens novelist and poet, author of 140 books. ... The Average White Band (also AWB) is a Scottish funk and R&B band. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hudson Brothers are an American music group from the 1970s, consisting of Bill Hudson, Brett Hudson and Mark Hudson. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... Michael Burston (October 23, 1949 in Cheltenham, England - ), more commonly known as Wurzel, was a guitarist in the heavy metal band Motörhead Before joining Motörhead in 1984 , Burston had been a corporal in the army and had played in the bands Bastard and Warfare. ... Phil, Mikkey and Lemmy Motörhead is an iconic British Rock n Roll band. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... Garry Tallent (born October 27, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan), sometimes billed as Garry W. Tallent, is an American musician and record producer, best known for being the longtime bass player in Bruce Springsteens E Street Band. ... Bruce Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer and songwriter, nicknamed The Boss. He frequently recorded with The E-Street Band. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... Arturo Sandoval (born November 6, 1949) is a jazz trumpeter and pianist. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... Bonnie Raitt on the cover of her album Silver Lining Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitar virtuoso who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... Terry Reid, (born November 13, 1949), is a singer and guitarist noted for his soulful voice in the same vein as contemporaries Paul Rodgers and Rod Stewart. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... James Young (13 July 1811–May 13, 1883), a Scottish, chemist was born in Glasgow, the son of a joiner and carpenter. ... The cover for Styx first album Styx Styx is an American rock and roll band, popular in the 1970s and early 1980s, and touring again in the 2000s. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Shaffer Paul Allen Wood Shaffer (born November 28, 1949 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada) is a musician, comedian and composer. ... The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tom Waits Tom Waits (born Thomas Alan Waits on December 7, 1949 in Pomona, California) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and actor. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tom Verlaine (born Tom Miller) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist, probably best-known as a founder of Television. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Cliff Williams (born December 14, 1949) is the bassist in the Australian rock band AC/DC. Cliff was born in Essex, but at the age of nine, moved to Liverpool with his family. ... For other meanings of home see home (disambiguation). ... From left to right: Singer Brian Johnson, rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, bass guitarist Cliff Williams, lead guitarist Angus Young, drummer Phil Rudd, c. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Billy Gibbons (born 16 December 1949) (the Reverend Willie G) is best known as the guitarist for that Little Ol Band from Texas, ZZ Top. ... ZZ Top is a rock band, most prominent in the 1970s and 1980s, from Houston, Texas. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Paul Rodgers (2005) Paul Rodgers was born on December 17, 1949 in Middlesborough, England. ... Free was a R&B-style rock band which formed in London in 1968 best known for their popular song All Right Now. Lead singer Paul Rodgers, went on to become lead singer of the rock band Bad Company, while lead guitarist Paul Kossoff, a much revered blues/rock guitarist... Self-titled album cover Bad Company was a British rock band founded in 1973, consisting of band members from Free (Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Mick Ralphs) and King Crimson (Boz Burrell), making it one of the early supergroups. ... The Firm may refer to more than one thing: The Firm was a British rock group. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Robin Gibb Robin Hugh Gibb was born December 22, 1949, in Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom, the twin of Maurice Gibb (1949-2003). ... Maurice Gibb Maurice Ernest Gibb (December 22, 1949 – January 12, 2003) was a musician and a member of the band the Bee Gees. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... Adrian Belew (born December 23, 1949 as Robert Steven Belew) is a guitarist and vocalist, perhaps best known for his work in King Crimson since 1981. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... Luther Grosvenor (born 23 December 1946) is a British rock musician, who played guitar in Spooky Tooth, and briefly in Stealers Wheel and under the pseudonym Ariel Bender in Mott The Hoople . ... Spooky Tooth was a British progressive rock band from the late 1960s. ... Mott the Hoople were a popular 1970s British rock and roll band that maintained a large audience without ever achieving mainstream success. ...

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