American musicians born in 1924

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1924:

Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 Luttrell-June 30, 2001 Nashville) also known as Chet Atkins c.g.p., Chester Burton Atkins, Atkins, Chet, Mr. Guitar, The Country Gentleman, Country Gentleman or Chester Atkins was an American record producer, singer, musician, songwriter, guitarist and session musician. He had one child, Merle Atkins Russell.

His albums include Stringin' Along with Chet, Nashville Gold, The Guitar Genius, The Essential Chet Atkins: The Columbia Years, 1947-1981 The RCA Years, Back Home Hymns, Chester & Lester, Chet Atkins Best Selection, Country Gems and Guitar Man. Genres related to him: Folk music, Jazz, Country, Western swing, Rockabilly and Rock and roll.

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Doris Day

Doris Day (April 3, 1924 Cincinnati-) a.k.a. D, Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff, Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, Doris Kappelhoff, Eunice, Clara Kappelhoff, Clara, Do-Do, Clara Bixby or Doris Mary Ann Van Kappelhoff is an American singer, actor and television producer. Her child is called Terry Melcher.

Her discography includes: A Portrait of Doris Day, Complete Doris Day With Les Brown, Love Me or Leave Me, Sentimental Journey / Latin for Lovers, On Moonlight Bay / By the Light of the Silv'ry Moon, The Very Best of Doris Day, Day by Day / Day by Night, With a Song in My Heart, 16 Golden Hits and 16 Most Requested Songs. Her related genres: Big Band and Traditional pop music.

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Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond (November 25, 1924 San Francisco-May 30, 1977 Manhattan) also known as Desmond, Paul was an American composer.

Discography: The Best Of Paul Desmond, The Best of the Complete Paul Desmond RCA Victor Recordings Featuring Jim Hall, Bossa Antigua (feat. Jim Hall), Cool Imagination, Desmond Blue, Easy Living, Feeling Blue, From the Hot Afternoon, Skylark and Take Ten. Genres: West Coast jazz, Cool jazz and Mainstream jazz.

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Earl Scruggs

Earl Scruggs (January 6, 1924 Cleveland County-March 28, 2012 Nashville) also known as Earl Eugene Scruggs or Scruggs, Earl was an American musician. He had three children, Randy Scruggs, Gary Scruggs and Steve Scruggs.

His albums include Artists Choice: The Best Tracks (1970-1980), Dueling Banjos, Earl Scruggs and Friends, The Essential Earl Scruggs, Classic Bluegrass Live: 1959-1966, Earl Scruggs, Family & Friends, Strictly Instrumental, The Earl Scruggs Revue, Pike County Breakdown / Old Salty Dog Blues and Foggy Mountain Special. Genres he performed: Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music.

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J. J. Johnson

J. J. Johnson (January 22, 1924 Indianapolis-February 4, 2001 Indianapolis) a.k.a. JJ Johnson, Jay Jay Johnson, J.J. Johnson, James Louis Johnson or Johnson, J. J. was an American composer, bandleader, trombonist, musician and film score composer.

His discography includes: J.J.!, La Confusion Des Genres, Original Soundtrack, Quintergy: Live at the Village Vanguard, The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 2, Vivian, The Trombone Master, Man and Boy, Planet Jazz: J.J. Johnson, Blue Trombone and Savoy Prestige & Sensation: Complete Early Master Takes. Genres he performed: Jazz, Bebop, Hard bop and Third stream.

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Carol Haney

Carol Haney (September 24, 1924 New Bedford-May 10, 1964 Saddle Brook) otherwise known as Carolyn Haney was an American singer, dancer and actor. She had two children, Joshua Blyden and Ellen Blyden.

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Max Roach

Max Roach (January 10, 1924 Newland-August 16, 2007 Manhattan) also known as Maxwell Lemuel Roach or The Duke Ellington of the Drums was an American percussionist, drummer, composer, educator and musician. He had five children, Daryl Keith Roach, Maxine Roach, Raoul Jordu Roach, Ayodele Nieyela Roach and Dara Rashida Roach.

Discography: The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Percussion Bitter Sweet, Deeds, Not Words, We Insist! - Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite, Award Winning Drummer, It's Time, Jazz in Paris Collector's Edition: Parisian Sketches, Max Roach + 4 at Newport and Max Roach + 4 on the Chicago Scene. Genres: Jazz, Bebop and Hard bop.

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Bud Powell

Bud Powell (September 27, 1924 Harlem-July 31, 1966 New York City) also known as Powell, Bud, Bud Powel, Powel, Bud, Earl Powell, Budo, Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell or Earl Rudolph Powell was an American jazz pianist and musician. He had two children, Cecelia Powell and Johnny Powell.

His albums: Jazz Giant, Inner Fires, 'Round About Midnight at the Blue Note, The Complete Bud Powell on Verve, The Amazing Bud Powell (disc 3), Bouncing with Bud, Celia, Compact Jazz, New York All Star Sessions and Parisian Thoroughfares. Genres he performed: Jazz and Bebop.

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Johnnie Johnson

Johnnie Johnson (July 8, 1924 Fairmont-April 13, 2005 St. Louis) also known as Johnie Johnson, Johnnie Clyde Johnson or Johnson, Johnnie was an American musician, jazz pianist and songwriter.

His discography includes: Blue Hand Johnnie, Johnnie B. Bad, Johnnie Be Eighty! And Still Bad and That'll Work. Genres he performed include Chicago blues and Jazz.

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Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington (August 29, 1924 Tuscaloosa-December 14, 1963 Detroit) also known as Dinah Washnigton, Dinah Washigton, Diana Washington, Ruth Lee Jones, Queen of the Blues, The Queen of the Blues, Queen of Jam Sessions or Queen of the Jukebox was an American singer, musician and pianist. She had two children, Robert Grayson and George Kenneth Jenkins.

Her albums: The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 1 (1946-1949), The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 2 (1950-1952), Dinah Washington Sings the Blues, The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 3 (1952-1954), The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 4 (1954-1956), The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 6 (1958-1960), The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 7 (1961), The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 5 (1956-1958), First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story and Verve Jazz Masters 19. Genres related to her: Jazz, Rhythm and blues, Blues, Vocal jazz, Traditional pop music and Gospel music.

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Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924 Newark-April 3, 1990 Hidden Hills) also known as Sarah Vaughan, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Vahghan, Sarah Voughan, Sara Vaughan, Vaughan Sarah or Sarah Lois Vaughan was an American singer. She had one child, Paris Vaughan.

Her albums: Tenderly, The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury, Volume 1: Great Jazz Years: 1954-1956, The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury, Volume 2: Sings Great American Songs: 1956-1957, Duke Ellington Song Book, Volume 1, Sassy Swings the Tivoli, The Essential Sarah Vaughan, It's You or No One, Verve Jazz Masters 18, Verve Jazz Masters 42: The Jazz Sides and Time After Time. Genres: Cool jazz, Bebop, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz, Bossa nova and Blues.

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Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall (September 16, 1924 The Bronx-August 12, 2014 Manhattan) also known as Betty Joan Perske, The Look, Betty, Betty Bacall, Betty Jean Perske or Baby was an American model, actor, voice actor, author and spokesperson. Her children are Sam Robards, Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Howard Bogart.

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Kenny Dorham

Kenny Dorham (August 30, 1924 Fairfield-December 5, 1972 New York) also known as McKinley Howard Dorham or Dorham, Kenny was an American singer, composer, bandleader and trumpeter.

Related albums: Afro-Cuban, Quiet Kenny, Show Boat, The Art of the Ballad, Blues in Bebop, 'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia, 'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia, Volume I, 'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia, Volume II, The Arrival of Kenny Dorham and Whistle Stop. Genres related to him: Hard bop, Bebop, Jazz and Mainstream jazz.

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Lucky Thompson

Lucky Thompson (June 16, 1924 Detroit-July 30, 2005 Seattle) a.k.a. Thompson, Lucky or Lucky Thomson was an American musician.

His most important albums: Lucky Strikes, Lucky in Paris, Jazz in Paris: Modern Jazz Group, Brown Rose, Lucky Thompson, A Lucky Songbook in Europe, I Offer You, The Chronological Classics: Lucky Thompson 1944-1947, Jazz in Paris: Paris Blues and Jazz in Paris: Lucky Thompson with Dave Pochonet All Stars. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Don Cherry

Don Cherry (January 11, 1924 Wichita Falls-) also known as Cherry, Don is an American golfer and singer. His children are Stephen Cherry and Sean Cherry.

His discography includes: There Goes My Everything, Take a Message to Mary, The Best of the Columbia & Monument Sides and The Eyes of Texas. Genres: Big Band and Traditional pop music.

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Lejaren Hiller

Lejaren Hiller (February 23, 1924 New York City-January 26, 1994 Buffalo) also known as Hiller, Lejaren was an American composer.

His discography includes: Computer Music Retrospective and Avalanche / Nightmare Music / Suite For Two Pianos And Tape / Computer Music For Tape And Percussion (LP - Heliodor HS-2549 006, circa 1970).

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Theodore Bikel

Theodore Bikel (May 2, 1924 Vienna-) otherwise known as Theo Bikel, Theodor Meir Bikel, Bikel, Theodore, Theo or Theodore Meir Bikel is an American actor, musician, singer, businessperson, record producer and teacher.

His albums include Songs of a Russian Gypsy, Songs of Russia Old and New / Songs of a Russian Gypsy, Theodore Bikel Sings More Jewish Folk Songs, Yiddish Theatre & Folk Songs, Chants Russes Tziganes and A Taste of Chanukah.

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Mary Ford

Mary Ford (July 7, 1924 El Monte-September 30, 1977 Arcadia) a.k.a. Iris Colleen Summers or Ford, Mary was an American singer, guitarist and musician. Her children are called Robert Paul and Colleen Paul.

Her discography includes: Bouquet of Roses and The Best of the Capitol Masters: Selections from "The Legend and the Legacy" Box Set. Genres she performed include Jazz, Country, Pop music, Western music and Gospel music.

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Marshall Allen

Marshall Allen (May 25, 1924 Louisville-) is an American actor and jazz musician.

His most well known albums: Mark-n-Marshall: Tuesday. His related genres: Jazz.

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Linda Hopkins

Linda Hopkins (December 14, 1924 New Orleans-) also known as Melinda Helen Matthews or Lil Helen Matthews is an American singer and actor.

Discography: How Blue Can You Get and Rock and Roll Blues: The Early Years of 'the Kid'. Genres she performed: Blues.

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Louie Bellson

Louie Bellson (July 6, 1924 Rock Falls-February 14, 2009 Los Angeles) also known as Louis Bellson, Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni or The Tonight Show Band was an American drummer, musician, composer and bandleader. He had two children, Dee Dee Belson and Tony Bellson.

His albums: The Concord Jazz Heritage Series, Black, Brown & Beige, The Louie Bellson Explosion, Prime Time, Thunderbird, Skin Deep, Cool, Cool Blue, Don't Stop Now!, Are You Ready for This? and Jazz Giants. His related genres: Jazz.

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Sonny Stitt

Sonny Stitt (February 2, 1924 Boston-July 22, 1982 Washington, D.C.) also known as Sunny Stitt, Stitt, Sonny, Edward Boatner, Edward Boatner, Jr., Edward Stitt, Edward "Sonny" Stitt, Lone Wolf, String or Sonny Sitt was an American musician, saxophonist and singer.

His albums include New York Jazz, Verve Jazz Masters 50, Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949-1952, Prestige First Sessions, Volume 2, The Jazz Masters, I Should Care, The Chronological Classics: Sonny Stitt 1950-1951, The Chronological Classics: Sonny Stitt 1946-1950, Stitt Meets Brother Jack and In Style. Genres he performed: Jazz, Bebop and Hard bop.

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Teddy Riley

Teddy Riley (May 10, 1924 New Orleans-November 14, 1992) was an American composer, bandleader and trumpeter.

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George Wallington

George Wallington (October 27, 1924 Palermo-February 15, 1993 Cape Coral) a.k.a. Wallington, George was an American jazz pianist.

His albums: Leonard Feather Presents Bop and The New York Scene. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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William Marshall

William Marshall (August 19, 1924 Gary-June 11, 2003 Los Angeles) also known as William Horace Marshall, Bill Marshall or Wiliam Marshall was an American actor and opera singer. His children are called Gina Loring, Tariq Marshall, Claude Marshall and Malcolm Juarez.

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Paul Owens

Paul Owens (July 27, 1924 Greensboro-October 17, 2002) was an American singer.

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Clara Ward

Clara Ward (April 21, 1924 Philadelphia-January 16, 1973 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Ward, Clara was an American singer, actor and music arranger.

Her albums include A Little Traveling Music.

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Nell Rankin

Nell Rankin (January 3, 1924 Montgomery-January 13, 2005) was an American singer.

Her albums: .

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J. D. Sumner

J. D. Sumner (November 19, 1924 Lakeland-November 16, 1998 Myrtle Beach) also known as John Daniel Sumner, John Daniel "J.D." Sumner or The Sunshine Boys was an American songwriter and singer.

Discography: Peace In The Valley. Genres he performed: Gospel music and Southern gospel.

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Anahid Ajemian

Anahid Ajemian (January 26, 1924-) is an American musician.

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Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (April 18, 1924 Vinton-September 10, 2005 Orange) also known as Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Gatemouth Brown, Clarence Brown, Clearence Gatemouth Brown, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Clarence 'Gatermouth' Brown, Brown, Clarence Gatemouth or Gatemouth, Gate was an American musician and actor.

His albums include Texas Swing, Back to Bogalusa, Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological "Gatemouth" Brown 1952-1954, Alright Again!, Blackjack, Gate's on the Heat, Just Got Lucky, Long Way Home, No Looking Back and Pressure Cooker. Genres he performed: Swing music, Cajun music, Blues, Country, Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Texas blues, Electric blues and Rock music.

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Teddy Edwards

Teddy Edwards (April 26, 1924 Jackson-April 20, 2003 Los Angeles) also known as Edwards, Teddy, Theodore Marcus Edwards, Teddy Edwards Sextet or Teddy Edwards and his New Orleans Dixieland Band was an American saxophonist and actor. He had one child, Teddy Edwards, Jr.

His albums include Midnight Creeper, The Legend of Teddy Edwards, Tango In Harlem, Mississippi Lad, Blue Saxophone, Together Again!, The Inimitable, Back to Avalon, Good Gravy! and Heart & Soul.

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Lee Dorsey

Lee Dorsey (December 24, 1924 Portland-December 1, 1986 New Orleans) a.k.a. Dorsey, Lee, Irving Lee Dorsey or Lee Dorsay was an American singer and musician.

His albums: Do-Re-Mi / People Gonna Talk, Ride Your Pony, The New Lee Dorsey, 20 Greatest Hits, Freedom for the Funk, The New Lee Dorsey, Yes We Can ...And Then Some, What Now My Love / A Lover Was Born, Working in a Coalmine and Working in the Coal Mine. Genres: Rhythm and blues and Soul music.

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Jimmy Roberts

Jimmy Roberts (April 6, 1924 Madisonville-February 6, 1999) also known as Jim Roberts or Roberts, Jim was an American singer.

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Tui St. George Tucker

Tui St. George Tucker (November 25, 1924 United States of America-April 1, 2004) was an American , .

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Leonard Pennario

Leonard Pennario (July 9, 1924 Buffalo-June 27, 2008) a.k.a. Pennario, Leonard was an American pianist.

His discography includes: Great American Piano I.

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Speedy West

Speedy West (January 25, 1924 Springfield-November 15, 2003 Broken Arrow) also known as West, Speedy or Wesley Webb West was an American guitarist and record producer.

Discography: Flaming Guitars, Swingin' on the Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection, Volume 2, Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant and Steel Guitar. Genres he performed include Country.

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Warren Benson

Warren Benson (January 26, 1924 Detroit-October 6, 2005 Rochester) also known as Benson, Warren or Warren F. Benson was an American , .

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Tam Tri

Tam Tri (December 22, 1924-March 1, 2015) was an American , .

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Susanna Foster

Susanna Foster (December 6, 1924 Chicago-January 17, 2009 Englewood) also known as Suzanne DeLee Flanders Larson was an American singer and actor.

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Lucine Amara

Lucine Amara (March 1, 1924 Hartford-) also known as Amara, Lucine is an American singer.

Her albums include 9th Symphony "Choral" and Puccini: La bohème. Genres she performed include Opera.

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Coy Cook

Coy Cook (January 30, 1924 Claud-May 17, 1996) was an American singer.

His related genres: Southern gospel and Christian music.

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Dick Katz

Dick Katz (March 13, 1924 Baltimore-November 10, 2009 Manhattan) a.k.a. Katz, Dick was an American jazz pianist, music arranger and record producer.

His discography includes: The Feeling Is Mutual and A Shade of Difference.

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Joe Albany

Joe Albany (January 24, 1924 Atlantic City-January 12, 1988 New York City) also known as Albany, Joe was an American jazz pianist.

Related albums: The Right Combination, Two's Company, Now's the Time, Joe Albany at Home and Bird Lives!. Genres: Jazz.

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Mary Louise Boehm

Mary Louise Boehm (July 25, 1924 Sumner-November 29, 2002 Spain) was an American pianist and painter.

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Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson (October 21, 1924 Omaha-) also known as Julie May Wilson is an American singer and actor. She has two children, Holt McCallany and Michael McAloney Jr..

Her albums: Harold Arlen Songbook, Julie Wilson Sings the Gershwin Songbook, Julie Wilson Sings Cole Porter, Julie Wilson Sings the Kurt Weill Songbook, Julie Wilson Sings the Stephen Sondheim Songbook, Julie Wilson Live (From the Russian Tea Room) and Julie Wilson at the St. Regis.

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Margaret Whiting

Margaret Whiting (July 22, 1924 Detroit-January 10, 2011 Englewood) also known as Margaret Eleanor Whiting was an American singer and actor. She had one child, Deborah Whiting.

Discography: Then and Now, The Capitol Collector's Series, Maggie's Back in Town, My Ideal: The Definitive Collection, The One and Only, Broadway Right Now, Margaret, Just a Dream, Past Midnight and Goin' Places. Genres she performed: Traditional pop music, Jazz and Country.

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Roger Williams

Roger Williams (October 1, 1924 Omaha-October 8, 2011 Encino) also known as Williams, Roger, Louis Wertz, Louis Jacob Weertz or Pianist to the Presidents was an American pianist.

His albums include The Greatest Popular Pianist / The Artist's Choice, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Roger Williams, Born Free, Golden Piano of, Greatest Movie Themes, Softly as I Leave You: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, The Roger Williams' Collection, Golden Christmas, Night Wind / Wanting You and You'll Never Walk Alone / The Boy Next Door. Genres: Traditional pop music.

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Jimmy Rogers

Jimmy Rogers (June 3, 1924 Ruleville-December 19, 1997 Chicago) otherwise known as Jimmy Rodgers, James A. Lane or Rogers, Jimmy was an American singer and musician.

His discography includes: Ludella, That's All Right, Blue Bird, Hard Working Man, Hard Working Man: Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 3, Chicago Blues Masters, Volume 2, Jimmy Rogers & Big Moose Walker: Chicago Bound: Chicago Blues Session, Volume 15, Chicago Bound, The Blues Collection 54: That's All Right and The Complete Chess Recordings. Genres he performed include Chicago blues.

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Allan Sherman

Allan Sherman (November 30, 1924 Chicago-November 20, 1973 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Allan Copelon was an American songwriter, comedian, singer, television producer, actor and screenwriter. He had one child, Robert Sherman.

His discography includes: My Son, the Greatest: The Best of Allan Sherman, Live!!! (Hoping You Are the Same), My Name Is Allan, Togetherness, My Son, the Box, My Son, the Folk Singer, My Son, The Nut, For Swingin' Livers Only!, Peter and the Commissar and Hello Mudduh ! Hello Fadduh !.

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