American musicians born in 1930

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1930:

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim (March 22, 1930 New York City-) a.k.a. Sondheim, Steven Sondheim or Stephen Joshua Sondheim is an American composer, lyricist, songwriter, writer, screenwriter, film score composer and actor.

His albums include Follies, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Follies (1987 original London cast), Into the Woods (1987 original Broadway cast), Assassins (1990 original off-Broadway cast), Passion (1994 original Broadway cast), Company (1995 Broadway revival cast), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1996 Broadway revival cast), Company (1996 London revival cast) and Into the Woods (2002 Broadway revival cast). Genres he performed include Musical and Musical theatre.

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Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood (May 31, 1930 San Francisco-) also known as Clinton Eastwood, Jr., Samson, Clint, Clinton Eastwood Jr., Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr, Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. or Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American film director, politician, composer, actor, film producer, pianist, film score composer, television producer, businessperson and investor. He has seven children, Kyle Eastwood, Kathryn Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Francesca Eastwood, Kimber Lynn Eastwood, Scott Eastwood and Morgan Eastwood.

Discography: Sings Cowboy Favorites, Million Dollar Baby, Changeling, Grace is Gone, Hereafter and Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall.

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Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong (August 5, 1930 Auglaize County-August 25, 2012 Cincinnati) a.k.a. Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut, engineer, naval officer, united states naval aviator, voice actor, professor, aerospace engineer and test pilot. He had three children, Eric Armstrong, Karen Armstrong and Mark Armstrong.

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Anton LaVey

Anton LaVey (April 11, 1930 Chicago-October 29, 1997 San Francisco) also known as LaVey, Anton, Howard Stanton Levey, Black Pope, Dr. LaVey, Tony or Anton Szandor LaVey was an American writer and organist. He had three children, Karla LaVey, Zeena Schreck and Satan Xerxes Carnacki LaVey.

Related albums: Satan Takes a Holiday.

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Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman (January 30, 1930 San Bernardino-) also known as Eugene Allen Hackman, Eugene Alder, Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman or Gene is an American actor, author, novelist, voice actor and film producer. His children are Elizabeth Jean Hackman, Christopher Allen Hackman and Leslie Anne Hackman.

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Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder (May 8, 1930 San Francisco-) also known as Snyder, Gary, Gary Sherman Snyder or Gary S. Snyder is an American writer, poet, author, educator, essayist, translator and environmentalist.

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Marion Zimmer Bradley

Marion Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 Albany-September 25, 1999 Berkeley) otherwise known as Marion E. Zimmer, Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley, Marion Eleanor Zimmer, Marion Z. Bradley, Marion Zimmer or Lee Chapman was an American writer, novelist, author and editor. She had two children, Moira Greyland and Mark Greyland.

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Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt (August 19, 1930 Brooklyn-July 19, 2009 Manhattan) also known as Francis McCourt or Francis "Frank" McCourt was an American writer, teacher and soldier. His child is called Margaret McCourt.

Discography: The Irish ...and How They Got That Way.

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Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein (September 25, 1930 Chicago-May 10, 1999 Key West) also known as Sheldon Alan Silverstein or Silverstein, Shel was an American writer, poet, screenwriter, cartoonist, playwright and singer-songwriter.

His albums include A Boy Named Sue, I'm So Good That I Don't Have To Brag, Shel Silverstein (disc 1), Shel Silverstein (disc 2), The Great Conch Train Robbery, Freakin' at the Freakers Ball, The Best of Shel Silverstein: His Words, His Songs, His Friends and Inside Folk Songs.

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Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman (March 9, 1930 Fort Worth-) also known as Coleman, Ornette, Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman or The Prophet of Freedom is an American composer, film score composer, saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and musician. He has one child, Denardo Coleman.

His albums include The Shape of Jazz to Come, New York Is Now, Skies of America, Broken Shadows, Love Call, Change of the Century, The Empty Foxhole, Beauty Is a Rare Thing, Body Meta and Dancing in Your Head. Genres: Avant-garde jazz, Free jazz, Jazz fusion, Free funk and Jazz.

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Bobby Bland

Bobby Bland (January 27, 1930 Rosemark, Tennessee-June 23, 2013 Memphis) also known as Bobby "Blue" Bland, Bobby Blue Bland, Bobby Blue' Bland, Bobby 'Blue' Band, Bland, Bobby "Blue", The Lion of the Blues or Robert Calvin Brooks was an American singer, singer-songwriter and bandleader.

His discography includes: Two Steps From the Blues, Ain't Nothing You Can Do, His California Album, Long Beach 1983, After All, Ask Me 'Bout Nothing, Blues at Midnight, Dreamer, I Pity the Fool: The Duke Recordings, Volume 1 and Members Only. His related genres: Jazz, Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Blues, Country, Soul music and Soul blues.

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David Burge

David Burge (March 25, 1930 Evanston-April 1, 2013 Warwick) was an American conductor.

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Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison (September 20, 1930 Chicago-) is an American , .

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Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown (October 30, 1930 Wilmington-June 26, 1956 Bedford) also known as The Clifford Brown or Brown, Clifford was an American musician, trumpeter and composer.

His albums include The Definitive Clifford Brown, Brownie: The Complete EmArcy Recordings of Clifford Brown, Clifford Brown's Finest Hour, Complete Paris Session, Volume 1, Jazz 'Round Midnight: Clifford Brown, Memorial Album, Quartet / Sextet, The Complete Blue Note and Pacific Jazz Recordings, Ultimate Clifford Brown and Brown and Roach, Inc.. Genres he performed include Jazz, Hard bop and Bebop.

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Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins (September 7, 1930 New York City-) also known as Sonny Rollins & Co., Sony Rollins & Co., Theodore Walter Rollins, Rollins, Sonny, Sonny Rolllins, Newk, Colossus, Uncle Don or Theodore Sonny Rollins is an American musician, composer, bandleader and saxophonist.

His albums include Saxophone Colossus, Way Out West, A Night at the Village Vanguard, The Best of Sonny Rollins: The Blue Note Years, The Freelance Years: The Complete Riverside & Contemporary Recordings, The Essential Sonny Rollins, + 3, Airegin, Everytime We Say Goodbye and Ken Burns Jazz: Definitive Sonny Rollins. Genres he performed include Jazz and Hard bop.

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Herbie Mann

Herbie Mann (April 16, 1930 Brooklyn-July 1, 2003 Santa Fe) also known as Herbert Jay Solomon, herbie_mann or Mann, Herbie was an American , .

His most recognized albums: Caminho de casa, The Evolution of Mann, Verve Jazz Masters 56, Just Wailin', Yardbird Suite, Deep Pocket, Discotheque, Do The Bossa Nova, Flautista! Herbie Mann Plays Afro Cuban Jazz and Glory of Love. Genres: Jazz, World music, Disco and Bossa nova.

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Blue Mitchell

Blue Mitchell (March 13, 1930 Miami-May 21, 1979 Los Angeles) also known as Mitchell, Blue was an American trumpeter and musician.

His discography includes: Smooth As the Wind, The Cup Bearers, Blue's Moods, Down With It, Blue's Blues, Boss Horn, The Complete Blue Note Blue Mitchell Sessions (1963-67), The Thing to Do, A Sure Thing and Just Jazz: Live. Genres he performed: Jazz, Soul jazz and Hard bop.

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John Astin

John Astin (March 30, 1930 Baltimore-) otherwise known as John Allen Astin is an American actor, television director, film director, teacher and voice actor. He has five children, Mackenzie Astin, Tom Astin, David Astin, Allen Astin and Sean Astin.

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Sorrell Booke

Sorrell Booke (January 4, 1930 Buffalo-February 11, 1994 Sherman Oaks) also known as Sorrell Brooke, Sorrel Booke or Sorell Booke was an American voice actor. His children are Nicholas Booke and Alexandra Booke.

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Lorin Maazel

Lorin Maazel (March 6, 1930 Neuilly-sur-Seine-July 13, 2014 Virginia) also known as Maazel, Lorin or Lorin Varencove Maazel was an American conductor, composer, violinist and music director. His children are Fiona Maazel and Margalit Maazel.

His most recognized albums: Sinfonie Nr 9 'Aus der Neuen Welt' (feat. conductor: Lorin Maazel), Symphony No. 9 "Choral" (Cleveland Orchestra feat. conductor: Lorin Maazel), Romeo & Juliet / Symphonie fantastique, Symphony in D minor / Grand Pi├Ęce symphonique, Op. 17 (Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Lorin Maazel, organ: David Sanger), Pines of Rome - Fountains of Rome - Roman Festivals, , Romeo & Juliet / Nutcracker Suite, 1994 New Year's Concert, Holst: The Planets / Prokofiev: Suite from "Love for Three Oranges" and The Great Composers, Volume 58: Madam Butterfly / Turandot. Genres: Classical music.

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Muhal Richard Abrams

Muhal Richard Abrams (September 19, 1930 Chicago-) also known as Abrams, Muhal Richard or Muhal Richards Abrams is an American musician, composer, bandleader, jazz pianist and pianist.

Discography: Things to Come From Those Now Gone, Blues Forever, Vision Towards Essence, Family Talk, Colors in Thirty-Third, The Hearinga Suite, Rejoicing with the Light, 1-OQA+19, Young at Heart/Wise in Time and One Line; Two Views. Genres: Post-bop, Free jazz and Modern Creative.

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Ronnie Gaylord

Ronnie Gaylord (June 12, 1930 United States of America-January 25, 2004) also known as Gaylord, Ronnie or Ronald L. Fredianelli was an American singer.

His discography includes: Down the Road of Love / Lady of Fortune.

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Little Walter

Little Walter (May 1, 1930 Marksville-February 15, 1968 Chicago) also known as Litlle Walter, Littler Walter, \"Little\" Walter Juke, Walter Juke or Marion Walter Jacobs was an American singer and musician.

His albums include The Best of Little Walter, Volume Two, Hate to See You Go, The Essential, His Best, The Best of Little Walter, Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 23: Blues With a Feeling, Juke, Boss Blues Harmonica, Little Walter and Boss Blues Harmonica. His related genres: Blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues and Chicago blues.

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Ed Thigpen

Ed Thigpen (December 28, 1930 Chicago-January 13, 2010 Copenhagen) a.k.a. Thigpen, Ed was an American drummer.

Related albums: Mr. Taste and Earthy. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Marni Nixon

Marni Nixon (February 22, 1930 Altadena-) also known as Marni McEathron or Margaret Nixon McEathron is an American singer, actor, teacher, voice actor, ghost singer and playback singer. She has three children, Andrew Gold, Melanie Gold and Martha Gold Carr.

Her albums include A Portrait of Charles Ives.

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Joni James

Joni James (September 22, 1930 Chicago-) a.k.a. Giovanna Carmella Babbo or James, Joni is an American singer.

Discography: 100 Strings & Joni in Hollywood & Broadway, 100 Strings and Joni, A Portrait of Joni James, Among My Souvenirs / Joni Sings Irish Favorites, At Carnegie Hall, Dedicated to You!, In the Still of the Night, Italianissime! / Folk Songs by Joni James, Joni James Sings the Songs of Jerome Kern and Harry Warren and Joni Swings Sweet / Bossa Nova Style. Genres: Traditional pop music.

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Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors (June 12, 1930 Sylacauga-) a.k.a. James Thurston Nabors, Nabors, Jim, Jim or James Thurston "Jim" Nabors is an American comedian, actor, singer and businessperson.

His discography includes: A Personal Christmas Collection, Jim Nabors' Christmas Album, Hymns and Country Favorites, Jim Nabors Sings (disc 1), The Golden Voice of Jim Nabors, When He Spoke (disc 1), Jim Nabors 16 Most Requested Songs, Magic Moods, Songs of Inspiration and The Best of Jim Nabors.

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Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal (July 2, 1930 Pittsburgh-) also known as Fritz Jones, Frederick Russell Jones, Ahmad Jahmal, Ahmed Jamal or Jamal, Ahmad is an American composer, jazz pianist and musician.

Discography: The Essence, Part 1, Rossiter Road, Pittsburgh, Picture Perfect, Nature: The Essence, Part III, Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985, Live at the Alhambra, Freeflight, Digital Works and Crystal. Genres: Jazz, Bebop, Cool jazz and Modal jazz.

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Grace Lee Whitney

Grace Lee Whitney (April 1, 1930 Ann Arbor-) otherwise known as Mary Ann Chase, Ruth Whitney, Lee Whitney, Amazing Grace, Grace Elaine Whitney, Grace Whitney or Gracie is an American singer, actor and entertainer. She has one child, Scott Whitney.

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Ernie Ball

Ernie Ball (August 30, 1930 Santa Monica-September 9, 2004 San Luis Obispo) also known as Roland Sherwood Ball or Music Man was an American entrepreneur and businessperson. His children are Nova Ball, Sherwood Ball, David Ball and Sterling Ball.

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Larry Kert

Larry Kert (December 5, 1930 Los Angeles-June 5, 1991 New York City) also known as Frederick Lawrence, Frederick Lawrence Kert or Kert, Larry was an American singer, actor and dancer.

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Roberta Peters

Roberta Peters (May 4, 1930 The Bronx-) also known as Roberta Peterman or Peters, Roberta is an American opera singer. She has two children, Bruce Fields and Paul Fields.

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Hank Garland

Hank Garland (November 11, 1930 Cowpens-December 27, 2004 Orange Park) also known as Walter Garland, Walter 'Hank' Garland, Walter Louis Garland or Garland, Hank was an American guitarist.

His albums include Hank Garland and His Sugarfooters. Genres he performed include Country and Jazz.

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David Amram

David Amram (November 17, 1930 New York City-) also known as Renaissance man of American music is an American film score composer, musician, composer, conductor, author, multi-instrumentalist and actor. His children are Adira Amram, Alana Amram and Adam Amram.

Discography: Subway Night and Symphony "Songs of the Soul" / Shir L'erev Shabbat (excerpts) / The Final Ingredient (excerpts). Genres: Film score and Jazz.

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Ara Berberian

Ara Berberian (May 14, 1930 Detroit-February 21, 2005 Boynton Beach) was an American singer.

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Al Cleveland

Al Cleveland (March 11, 1930 Pittsburgh-August 14, 1996) also known as Cleveland, Al was an American songwriter.

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Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln (August 6, 1930 Chicago-August 14, 2010 Manhattan) also known as Abby Lincoln, Anna Marie Wooldridge or Gaby Wooldridge was an American singer, musician, jazz composer, actor and songwriter.

Her most important albums: It's Magic, Straight Ahead, A Tribute to Billie Holliday, The World Is Falling Down, Talking to the Sun, Abbey Is Blue, You Gotta Pay the Band, Devil's Got Your Tongue, Abbey Sings Billie, Volume 2 and Affair: A Story of a Girl in Love. Genres she performed: Jazz.

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Tommy Tedesco

Tommy Tedesco (July 3, 1930 Niagara Falls-November 10, 1997 Northridge) also known as Tedesco, Tommy was an American musician, session musician and guitarist.

Genres he performed include Pop music, Bebop, Jazz and Rock and roll.

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Bruce Geller

Bruce Geller (October 13, 1930 New York City-May 21, 1978 Santa Barbara County) also known as Bruce Bernard Geller was an American screenwriter, television producer, composer, television director, lyricist, author, writer, songwriter and film producer. His children are Lisa Geller and Catherine Geller.

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Sally Ann Howes

Sally Ann Howes (July 20, 1930 St John's Wood-) also known as Howes, Sally Ann is an American actor and singer. She has two children, Christopher Adler and Andrew Hart Adler.

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Richard B. Boone

Richard B. Boone (February 24, 1930 Little Rock-February 8, 1999 Copenhagen) a.k.a. Richard Boone or Richard Bently Boone was an American singer and trombonist.

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Bobby Day

Bobby Day (July 1, 1930 South Carolina-July 27, 1990 Los Angeles) also known as Byrd, Bobby, Robert James Byrd, Sr, Bobby Byrd, Day, Bobby or Robert James Byrd was an American songwriter, singer, record producer and musician.

His discography includes: Hang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We Got to Feed), I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone), If You Don't Work You Can't Eat / You've Got to Change Your Mind, I Know You Got Soul / If You Don't Work You Can't Eat, If You Got a Love You Better (Hold on to It), Back From the Dead / The Way to Get Down, Headquarters (Augusta, Ga), What Goes Around Comes Around, I Need Help (live on Stage) and Rockin' Robin. Genres he performed include Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk and Rock and roll.

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Joan Dixon

Joan Dixon (June 6, 1930 Norfolk-February 20, 1992 Los Angeles) also known as Joan J. Dixon was an American singer and actor.

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Monte Amundsen

Monte Amundsen (January 15, 1930-December 24, 2011 Tampa) was an American singer. She had two children, Jennifer Tozzi and Eric Tozzi.

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Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan (March 16, 1930 Conant Gardens-November 16, 2001 Manhattan) a.k.a. Tommy Flannagan, Flanagan Tommy, Flanagan, Tommy, Tommy Lee Flanagan or Thomas Lee Flanagan was an American jazz pianist, actor, composer and music artist.

Discography: Nights at the Vanguard, Let's Play the Music of Thad Jones, Thelonica, Master Trio, Confirmation, Lady Be Good ... for Ella, Sea Changes, Sunset and the Mockingbird, Trio & Sextet and Moodsville, Volume 9: The Tommy Flanagan Trio. Genres related to him: Hard bop, Bebop and Mainstream jazz.

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John Cacavas

John Cacavas (August 13, 1930 Aberdeen-January 28, 2014 Beverly Hills) was an American film score composer, composer and conductor. He had three children, John Cacavas, Lisa Cacavas and Jennifer Jean Cacavas.

His most well known albums: Behind The Scenes, John Cacavas and the Palm Court Society Orchestra, John Cacavas: Hits of the Sixties, From London With Love: The Music of James Bond (London Symphony Orchestra), Airport 1975, The Space Alphabet, The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue / Horror Express and James Bond's Greatest Hits. Genres he performed include Film score.

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Bob Crewe

Bob Crewe (November 12, 1930 Newark-September 11, 2014 Scarborough) also known as Stanley Robert Crewe or The Boy Genius was an American record producer, songwriter, dancer and singer.

His discography includes: Barbarella. Genres: Pop music and Rock music.

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Herb Pomeroy

Herb Pomeroy (April 15, 1930 Gloucester-August 11, 2007) was an American trumpeter.

Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs (June 22, 1930 New York City-September 25, 1983 New York City) also known as Jacobs, Paul was an American pianist and teacher.

Related albums: The Legendary Busoni Recordings, Paul Jacobs Plays Blues, Ballads & Rags, Preludes for Piano, Books I & II, Piano Music, Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello & Harpsichord / Cello Sonata / Double Concerto and Etudes for Piano, Books I & II.

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Lula Mae Hardaway

Lula Mae Hardaway (January 11, 1930 Eufaula-May 31, 2006 Los Angeles) was an American songwriter. She had one child, Stevie Wonder.

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