American musicians born in 1928

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1928:

Tom Lehrer

Tom Lehrer (April 9, 1928 New York City-) also known as Tom Lehrer Orchestra, Lehrer Tom or Lehrer, Tom is an American mathematician, songwriter, singer, keyboard player, composer, teacher, lyricist, singer-songwriter, pianist and comedian. His child is called Lucy Tom Lehrer.

His albums include The Remains of Tom Lehrer, An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer, In Concert, Songs & More Songs by Tom Lehrer, That Was the Year That Was, Songs by Tom Lehrer, Songs by Tom Lehrer, Tom Foolery, More of Tom Lehrer and Revisited.

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Vince Guaraldi

Vince Guaraldi (July 17, 1928 San Francisco-February 6, 1976 Menlo Park) also known as V. Guaraldi, Vincent Anthony Guaraldi or Vince Guarldi was an American jazz pianist, singer-songwriter, musician, composer and pianist.

His albums include Oh, Good Grief!, Alma-Ville, In Person, Jazz Impressions, The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi, Greatest Hits, The Eclectic, The Grace Cathedral Concert, Vince Guaraldi and the Lost Cues From the Charlie Brown Television Specials and Oaxaca. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 Maysville-June 29, 2002 Beverly Hills) a.k.a. Roesmary Clooney, Rosenary Clooney, Rosie, Rose Mary Clooney or the Clooney Sisters was an American singer and actor. She had five children, Miguel Ferrer, Rafael Ferrer, Monsita Ferrer, Gabriel Ferrer and Maria Ferrer.

Her most important albums: 16 Most Requested Songs, Rosemary Clooney Sings the Music of Irving Berlin, Ring Around Rosie With the Hi-Lo's / Hollywood's Best with Harry James, A Very Special Christmas With Rosemary Clooney, Sentimental Journey: The Girl Singer and Her Big Band, The Girl Singer, Best of the Concord Years, Original Studio Radio Transcriptions, The Essential Rosemary Clooney and Songs From the Classic TV Series. Genres she performed include Traditional pop music and Vocal jazz.

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Eric Dolphy

Eric Dolphy (June 20, 1928 Los Angeles-June 29, 1964 Berlin) also known as Dolphy, Eric, Lane, George, Eric Dolphy Quintet or George Lane was an American composer, bandleader, musician, sideman, saxophonist, flutist and clarinetist.

His discography includes: ‘Out to Lunch!’, Other Aspects, Berlin Concerts, Candid Dolphy, Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot, Eric Dolphy in Europe, Volume 1, Eric Dolphy in Europe, Volume 3, Here and There, Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot, Volume 2 and Prestige Profiles, Volume 5: Eric Dolphy. Genres related to him: Jazz, Avant-garde jazz, Third stream, Post-bop and Free jazz.

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Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown (January 12, 1928 Portsmouth-November 17, 2006 Henderson) also known as Ruth Alston Weston, The Girl With the Tear In Her Voice, Miss Rhythm or Queen of R&B was an American record producer, actor and singer-songwriter. She had one child, Ronnie McPhatter.

Discography: A Good Day for the Blues, Miss Rhythm (Greatest Hits and More), Miss Rhythm: The Rest & More of the Best, Teardrops From My Eyes, R+B = Ruth Brown, Fine and Mellow, Have a Good Time, Say It Again, Songs of My Life and What Color Is the Blues. Genres she performed: Rhythm and blues, Funk, Soul music, Gospel music, Jazz and Popular music.

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Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach (May 12, 1928 Kansas City-) also known as Burt P. Bacharach or Burt F. Bacharach is an American songwriter, singer, pianist, composer, record producer, film score composer, actor, music arranger and conductor. He has four children, Lea Nikki Bacharach, Cristopher Bacharach, Oliver Bacharach and Raleigh Bacharach.

His most important albums: After the Fox, The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection, The Love Songs of Burt Bacharach, What the World Needs Now: Burt Bacharach Classics, At This Time, Twenty Classic Recordings, A Man and His Music, A&M Gold Series - Burt Bacharach, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Classic. Genres: Pop music and Vocal music.

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Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb (April 8, 1928 Manhattan-September 11, 2004 New York City) was an American lyricist, screenwriter, television producer, composer and songwriter.

His most recognized albums: Woman of the Year (1981 original Broadway cast), An Evening With John Kander & Fred Ebb, Cabaret (1966 original Broadway cast), The Happy Time, Chicago: The Musical, Chicago (1975 original Broadway cast), The Visit (demo cast), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1992 original London cast), Chicago and Chicago (1999 Tørring Amtsgymnasium cast). Genres related to him: Musical theatre.

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Horace Silver

Horace Silver (September 2, 1928 Norwalk-June 18, 2014 New Rochelle) otherwise known as Silver, Horace was an American composer, bandleader and jazz pianist.

His albums: Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers, Safari (1952-1954), The Best of Horace Silver, Volume 2, The Best of Horace Silver, And Spotlight on Drums: Art Blakey - Sabu, Quadromania Jazz Edition: Horace Silver: Down Home, The Story of Jazz, Jazz... Has... A Sense of Humor, The Very Best and The Jody Grind. Genres: Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Soul jazz, Modal jazz, Post-bop, Jazz and Mainstream jazz.

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Jane Barbe

Jane Barbe (July 29, 1928 Florida-July 18, 2003 Roswell) was an American singer.

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Kenny Drew

Kenny Drew (August 28, 1928 New York City-August 4, 1993 Copenhagen) also known as Drew, Kenny was an American jazz pianist and pianist.

His albums: Kenny Drew Trio, Pal Joey, This Is New, Undercurrent, Home Is Where the Soul Is, For Sure!, Solo-Duo, Lite Flite, Dark Beauty and Pal Joey. Genres: Hard bop, Post-bop and Mainstream jazz.

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Ted Joans

Ted Joans (July 4, 1928 Cairo-April 25, 2003 Vancouver) was an American writer and painter.

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Art Farmer

Art Farmer (August 21, 1928 Council Bluffs-October 4, 1999 New York City) a.k.a. Farmer, Art was an American trumpeter and composer.

His albums: Yesterday's Thoughts, Something to Live For, Modern Art, Ph.D., Out of the Past, Live At Stanford Jazz Workshop, Silk Road, Early Art, On the Road and The Best of Art Farmer. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Dave Dudley

Dave Dudley (May 3, 1928 Spencer-December 22, 2003 Wisconsin) a.k.a. Dudley, Dave or David Darwin Pedruska was an American singer.

His discography includes: Cowboy Boots, Trucker Classics, Dave Dudley, Here He Is! Dave Dudley, Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun: The Mercury Hit Singles 1963 - 1973, Truck Drivin' Songs, Six Days on the Road, Six Days on the Road / I Feel A Cry Coming On, Six Days on the Road and Lonelyville. Genres: Country.

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Joe Morello

Joe Morello (July 17, 1928 Springfield-March 12, 2011 Irvington) also known as Morello, Joe was an American drummer and teacher.

His albums: Joe Morello and Morello Standard Time. Genres he performed: Jazz, Cool jazz, West Coast jazz and Third stream.

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Ezra Sims

Ezra Sims (January 16, 1928 Birmingham-) is an American , .

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Freddie Redd

Freddie Redd (May 29, 1928 New York City-) otherwise known as Redd, Freddie is an American jazz pianist, pianist, film score composer and actor.

His albums include San Francisco Suite for Jazz Trio, Shades of Redd, Redd's Blues, In Sweden, Music From 'The Connection' and Everybody Loves A Winner. Genres he performed include Hard bop and Jazz.

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Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple (April 23, 1928 Santa Monica-February 10, 2014 Woodside) also known as Shirley Jane Temple, Shirley Temple Black or Shirley Temple-Black was an American politician, singer, actor, diplomat and dancer. Her children are Lori Black, Charles Alden Black Jr. and Linda Susan Agar.

Her albums: Animal Crackers, Little Miss Wonderful and Early Bird.

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Leroy Vinnegar

Leroy Vinnegar (July 13, 1928 Indianapolis-August 3, 1999 Portland) also known as Vinnegar, Leroy was an American musician.

His albums include Jazz's Great "Walker", The Kid, Leroy Walks! and Night Flight to Dakar. Genres he performed include Jazz.

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Richard M. Sherman

Richard M. Sherman (June 12, 1928 New York City-) also known as Richard Morton Sherman, Richard Sherman or Dick Sherman is an American songwriter, screenwriter, lyricist, publisher, film producer and film score composer. He has three children, Victoria Sherman, Gregory V. Sherman and Lynda Sherman Rothstein.

His albums: Mary Poppins: Het Nederlandse castalbum, Mary Poppins, The Slipper and the Rose, Mary Poppins: Special Edition, Das Dschungelbuch, Aristocats, The Many Songs of Winnie the Pooh, Charlotte's Web, Playhouse Disney and Songs From the Tigger Movie. Genres: Musical theatre.

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Byron Janis

Byron Janis (March 24, 1928 McKeesport-) a.k.a. Janis, Byron is an American pianist.

His albums include Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 51: Byron Janis II, Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 / Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Concertos, , Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 50: Byron Janis I, Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy, Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3, The Legendary Concerto Recordings, and Piano Concerto no. 2 / Piano Concerto no. 3 / Prelude in C-sharp minor / Prelude in E-flat major.

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Willie Mitchell

Willie Mitchell (March 1, 1928 Ashland-January 5, 2010 Memphis) a.k.a. Mitchell, Willie or Willie L. Mitchell was an American record producer, songwriter, musician, bandleader, singer, music arranger and film score composer. His child is Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell.

His albums include Soul Serenade - the Best of Willie Mitchell, Solid Soul, My Babe / Teenie's Dream, Poppa Willie: The Hi Years: 1962-74, Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On and That Driving Beat / Everything Is Gonna Be Alright. Genres he performed include Funk, Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music and Rock and roll.

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Leon Fleisher

Leon Fleisher (July 23, 1928 San Francisco-) a.k.a. Fleisher, Leon is an American conductor and pianist.

His albums include Two Hands, Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 27: Leon Fleisher, CBS Great Performances, Volume 49: Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 4 / Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 25, Pianoforte - Grandi Compositori - Grandi Interpreti, The Essential Leon Fleisher, Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos / Mozart: Concerto No. 25, Music for Strings and Piano Left Hand, Piano Quintet / The String Quartets, Piano Concerto Nos.1 & 2 / Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 / Waltzes Op. 39 and All the Things You Are. Genres: Classical music.

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Gary Graffman

Gary Graffman (October 14, 1928 New York City-) a.k.a. Graffman, Gary is an American pianist, music pedagogue and teacher.

His albums include , CBS Great Performances, Volume 9: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Eugene Ormandy Conducts Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev Piano Works. Genres: Classical music.

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Dorothy Love Coates

Dorothy Love Coates (January 30, 1928 Birmingham-April 9, 2002 Birmingham) otherwise known as Coates, Dorothy Love or Dorothy McGriff was an American singer, actor and songwriter.

Genres she performed include Gospel music.

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Hampton Hawes

Hampton Hawes (November 13, 1928 Los Angeles-May 22, 1977 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Hawes, Hampton was an American jazz pianist and musician.

Discography: Something Special, All Night Session!, Volume 1, All Night Session!, Volume 2, All Night Session!, Volume 3, Four! Hampton Hawes!!!!, All Night Session, Bird Song, For Real!, The Sermon and Hampton Hawes Trio, Volume 1. Genres he performed: Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Soul jazz, Jazz-funk, Bebop and Mainstream jazz.

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Vince Edwards

Vince Edwards (July 9, 1928 Brooklyn-March 11, 1996 Los Angeles) otherwise known as Vincent Edward Zoino, Vincent Edwards or Vincent Edward Zoine was an American singer, actor and television director.

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Samuel Adler

Samuel Adler (March 4, 1928 Mannheim-) also known as Samuel H. Adler or Samuel Hans Adler is an American conductor, author and composer.

His albums: Six Enhanced Multimedia Compact Discs to Accompany The Study of Orchestration, Third Edition. Genres he performed include Opera.

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Joe Pennington

Joe Pennington (January 15, 1928-) is an American , .

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Carl Gardner

Carl Gardner (April 29, 1928 Tyler-June 12, 2011 Port St. Lucie) was an American singer.

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Jacob Druckman

Jacob Druckman (June 26, 1928 Philadelphia-May 24, 1996 New Haven) a.k.a. Druckman, Jacob was an American composer. His child is Daniel Druckman.

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Keter Betts

Keter Betts (July 22, 1928 Port Chester-August 6, 2005 Silver Spring) a.k.a. Betts, Keter was an American , .

Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Vincent Montana Jr.

Vincent Montana Jr. (February 12, 1928 Philadelphia-April 13, 2013 Cherry Hill) also known as Vincent Montana, Jr., Montana, Vincent, Jr. or Vincent Montana was an American , .

Genres related to him: Soul music, Jazz and Disco.

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Tommy DeVito

Tommy DeVito (June 19, 1928 Belleville-) otherwise known as DeVito, Tommy or The Four Seasons is an American singer, guitarist and actor.

Genres related to him: Pop music.

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Joe Messina

Joe Messina (December 13, 1928 Detroit-) also known as Messina, Joe is an American guitarist and musician.

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Luther Perkins

Luther Perkins (January 8, 1928 Memphis-August 5, 1968 Nashville) also known as Perkins, Luther was an American musician and guitarist.

Genres related to him: Rockabilly and Country.

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Clare Fischer

Clare Fischer (October 22, 1928 Durand-January 26, 2012 Los Angeles) also known as Clare Fisher, Fischer, Clare, Douglas Fisher, Claire Fischer, Clair Fischer, Douglas Clare Fischer, Douglas Fischer, Claire Fisher, C. Fischer or Clair Fisher was an American composer, bandleader, jazz pianist, music arranger, session musician and keyboard player.

His albums: Symbiosis, Just Me, So Danço Samba, Latin Patterns, Alone Together, Thesaurus, First Time Out, Easy Livin', Manteca! and Extension. Genres he performed: Funk, Afro-Cuban jazz, Vocal music, Jazz, Brazilian jazz, Jazz fusion, Bossa nova, Pop music and Third stream.

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Josh Graves

Josh Graves (September 27, 1928 Tellico Plains-September 30, 2006) also known as Graves, Josh was an American , .

His discography includes: Josh Graves, The Puritan Sessions and King Of The Dobro.

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Bob Wilber

Bob Wilber (March 15, 1928 New York City-) also known as Wilber, Bob is an American clarinetist, bandleader and saxophonist.

Discography: Bufadora Blow-Up, Bix: An Interpretation of a Legend, Moments Like This, Swinging the Changes, , Soprano Summit In Concert, A Perfect Match and Reunion at Arbors. Genres he performed include Jazz and Dixieland.

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Geordie Hormel

Geordie Hormel (July 17, 1928-February 12, 2006 Paradise Valley) a.k.a. George Hormel, George A. Hormel, George "Geordie" Hormel, George Hormel III or Hormel, George was an American film score composer, musician and businessperson.

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Anshel Brusilow

Anshel Brusilow (August 14, 1928 Philadelphia-) is an American violinist.

His discography includes: The Four Seasons.

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Junior Mance

Junior Mance (October 10, 1928 Chicago-) also known as Mance, Junior is an American jazz pianist and pianist.

Discography: Big Chief!, I Believe to My Soul, The Soulful Piano of Junior Mance, Groovin' Blues, Get Ready, Set, Jump!!!, With a Lotta Help From My Friends, Glidin' Along, The Floating Jazz Festival Trio 1995, Dexter Gordon with Junior Mance at Montreux and Play the Music of Thelonious Monk. His related genres: Hard bop.

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Tom Paley

Tom Paley (March 19, 1928 New York City-) also known as Paley, Tom is an American guitarist and fiddler.

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Henry Cosby

Henry Cosby (May 12, 1928 United States of America-January 22, 2002) also known as Hank Cosby or Cosby, Henry was an American songwriter, musician and record producer.

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Thomas Stewart

Thomas Stewart (August 29, 1928 San Saba-September 24, 2006 Rockville) also known as Stewart, Thomas was an American singer.

His albums: Parsifal.

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Tony Williams

Tony Williams (April 5, 1928 Elizabeth-August 14, 1992) was an American singer.

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Richard Wyands

Richard Wyands (July 2, 1928 Oakland-) otherwise known as Wyands, Richard is an American jazz pianist.

His albums: Get Out of Town, Reunited and As Long as There’s Music. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Jacob Lateiner

Jacob Lateiner (May 31, 1928 Havana-December 12, 2010) was an American pianist.

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Ernestine Anderson

Ernestine Anderson (November 11, 1928 Houston-) also known as Earnestine Anderson or Anderson, Ernestine is an American singer.

Her albums include Ernestine Anderson, My Kinda Swing, Love Makes the Changes, Ballad Essentials, Be Mine Tonight, Boogie Down, Hello Like Before, Isn't It Romantic, Live at the 1990 Concord Jazz Festival: Third Set and Never Make Your Move Too Soon. Genres she performed include Jazz and Blues.

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Vassar Clements

Vassar Clements (April 25, 1928 Kinard-August 16, 2005 Goodlettsville) also known as Clements, Vassar, Vassar Carlton Clements, Superbow, Isaac Stern of the Fiddle or The Miles Davis of Bluegrass was an American fiddler, jazz violinist, musician, record producer and music arranger.

His albums include Crossing the Catskills, Vassar Clements, Hillbilly Jazz, Superbow, Vassar Clements Band, Hillbilly Jazz Rides Again, Vassar Clements, John Hartford, & Dave Holland, Once in a While, 20 Fiddle Tunes & Waltz Favorites and Back Porch Swing. His related genres: Country and Bluegrass.

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Etta Jones

Etta Jones (November 25, 1928 Aiken-October 16, 2001 Mount Vernon) a.k.a. Jones, Etta was an American singer and songwriter.

Her albums include From the Heart, All the Way: Etta Jones Sings Sammy Cahn, Don't Go to Strangers, Etta Jones Sings Lady Day, The Chronological Classics: Etta Jones 1944-1947, Hollar!, Doin' What She Does Best, Lonely and Blue, My Buddy: The Songs of Buddy Johnson and The Melody Lingers On. Her related genres: Jazz, Pop music and Rhythm and blues.

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