Famous musicians born in the year 1922

Here are 50 famous musicians from the world were born in 1922:

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus (April 22, 1922 Nogales-January 5, 1979 Cuernavaca) a.k.a. Charlie Mingus, Charlies Mingus, Charles Minugs, Mingus, Charles, The Charles Mingus Group, Charles Mingus And Max Roach, Charles Mingus Octet, Charles Mingus Sextet or Charles Mingus Sextet With Eric Dolphy was an American bandleader, bassist, composer, jazz pianist and musician.

His discography includes: Pithecanthropus Erectus, Mingus Three, East Coasting, Alternate Takes, Coleção Folha clássicos do jazz, Volume 19, Blues & Roots, Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus, Oh Yeah, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus and The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. Genres he performed include Avant-garde jazz, Bebop, Post-bop, Third stream, Free jazz, Orchestral jazz, Jazz, Hard bop and Gospel music.

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Henri Chopin

Henri Chopin (June 18, 1922 Paris-January 3, 2008 Norfolk) was a French , .

His albums include The Body Is a Sound Factory & Co.

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Judy Garland

Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 Grand Rapids-June 22, 1969 Chelsea) otherwise known as Frances Ethel Gumm, Joots, Frances Gayne, Alice Gumm, Judy, Baby Gumm, Frances Gumm, Gracie Gumm, Miss Show Business, Marie Gumm or The Garland Sisters was an American singer, actor and vaudeville performer. Her children are Lorna Luft, Liza Minnelli and Joey Luft.

Her albums include Over the Rainbow, Over the Rainbow, Classic Judy Garland: The Capitol Years: 1955-1965, A (Musical) Anthology, America's Treasure, As She Was, At Her Best, Christmas Through the Years, Collectors' Gems From the M-G-M Films and Complete Decca Cast Recordings.

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Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur (May 13, 1922 New York City-April 25, 2009 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Bernice Frankel, Bea Arthur, Beatrice "Bea" Arthur, Bea or Beatrice Arthur was an American comedian, singer and actor. She had two children, Matthew Saks and Daniel Saks.

Her albums include Just Between Friends. Genres she performed include Comedy.

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Ghantasala (December 4, 1922 Chowtapalli-February 11, 1974 Chennai) also known as Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao or Nimmakuru was an Indian singer and film score composer. He had eight children, Ravi Kumar, Ratna Kumar, Vijaya Kumar, Sankar Kumar, Shanti Rao, Suguna Rao, Meera Rao and Syamala Rao.

His related genres: Indian classical music and Film score.

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Frank Wess

Frank Wess (January 4, 1922 Kansas City-October 30, 2013 Manhattan) also known as Wess, Frank was an American jazz musician.

His albums: Tryin' to Make My Blues Turn Green, Opus In Swing, Wheelin' & Dealin', Trombones and Flute, The Frank Wess Quartet, Jazz Is Busting Out All Over, Off Broadway (Extended), Hank and Frank, Hank and Frank II and In a Minor Groove. Genres he performed include Jazz.

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Illinois Jacquet

Illinois Jacquet (October 31, 1922 Broussard-July 22, 2004 New York City) also known as Jacquet, Illinois, Illinois Jaquet, Illimous Jacquet, Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet, The King or The Beast was an American musician, composer and saxophonist.

Discography: The Blues: That's Me!, The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50, Jumpin' at Apollo, The Message, The King!, The Chronological Classics: Illinois Jacquet 1945-1946, Desert Winds, The Chronological Classics: Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947, Illinois Jacquet and Collates. Genres he performed include Jump blues, Bebop and Swing music.

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Elmer Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein (April 4, 1922 New York City-August 18, 2004 Ojai) also known as Elmer Berstein, Elmer Burnstein, Elmer Bernstien, Bernstein West or E. Bernstein was an American songwriter, conductor, film score composer, composer, dancer, painter, actor, pianist and teacher. He had four children, Emilie A. Bernstein, Elizabeth Bernstein, Gregory Bernstein and Peter Bernstein.

His albums include Heavy Metal: The Score, Stripes!, A Man and His Movies, The Magnificent Seven / The Hallelujah Trail, Elmer Bernstein by Elmer Bernstein, Last Man Standing: Music Inspired By The Film, Wild Wild West, Great Composers: Elmer Bernstein, Far From Heaven and The Magnificent Seven. Genres he performed include Film score.

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Salli Terri

Salli Terri (September 3, 1922 London-May 5, 1996) was a Canadian singer.

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Renata Tebaldi

Renata Tebaldi (February 1, 1922 Pesaro-December 19, 2004 San Marino) a.k.a. Renata Ersilia Clotilde Tebaldi, Voce d'angelo or Miss Sold Out was an Italian singer.

Her albums include Grand Voci: Renata Tebaldi, La Tebaldi, Puccini : Manon Lescaut (Remastered), Otello, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, , Turandot, Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) and .

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William Kapell

William Kapell (September 20, 1922 New York City-October 29, 1953 Half Moon Bay) also known as Kapell, William was an American pianist.

His albums: reDiscovered, , Piano Concerto No. 2 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and William Kapell Edition, Volume 1: Mazurkas.

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John Hanson

John Hanson (August 31, 1922 Oshawa-December 3, 1998 Shepperton) was a Canadian singer and actor.

His albums: John Hanson Sings the Vagabond King and the Student Prince, My Songs of Love for You and The Desert Song / The New Moon. Genres: Easy listening.

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Johnny Smith

Johnny Smith (June 25, 1922 Birmingham-June 12, 2013 Colorado Springs) a.k.a. Smith, Johnny was an American guitarist.

Discography: The Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions, Moonlight in Vermont, Walk, Don't Run!, Kaleidoscope, The Sound of the Johnny Smith Guitar, My Dear Little Sweetheart, Guitar & Strings, Phase II and Johnny Smith. Genres related to him: Cool jazz and Mainstream jazz.

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Bhimsen Joshi

Bhimsen Joshi (February 4, 1922 Gadag-Betageri-January 24, 2011 Pune) otherwise known as Bhimse Joshi or Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi was an Indian singer.

His albums: 75 Years - Volume 5, Live At Siri Fort, The Versatile, Saptarishi - Live At Siri Fort, Hindustani Vocal Music, Evening Ragas, Shraddhanjali, Classical Wonders Of India, and Vocal (Patdeep-Jaunpuri-Bhairavi). Genres he performed include Hindustani classical music, Indian classical music and Thumri.

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Ali Akbar Khan

Ali Akbar Khan (April 14, 1922 Comilla-June 18, 2009 San Anselmo) otherwise known as Khan, Ustad Ali Akbar, Khan, Ali Akbar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Khansahib, Ustad or Ostad Ali Akbar Khan was an American classical indian music performer, composer, musician and film score composer. He had seven children, Aashish Khan, Alam Khan, Manik Khan, Medina Khan, Pranesh Khan, Dhyanesh Khan and Amaresh Khan.

His albums include Journey, Legacy, Swara Samrat, Artistic Sound Of Sarod, Passing on the Tradition, Plays Alap: A Sarod Solo (disc 2), Traditional Music of India, The 80 Minute Raga, Then and Now: The Music of the Great Master Continues and AIR, Volume 1. His related genres: North Indian Classical, Hindustani classical music, Indian classical music and Film score.

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Al Haig

Al Haig (July 19, 1922 Newark-November 16, 1982 New York City) also known as Allan Warren Haig or Haig, Al was an American jazz pianist and pianist.

His discography includes: Milestones, Al Haig Trio and Sextets, Jazz Will-O-The-Wisp, Freedom Jazz Dance, Prezervation, Duke 'n' Bird, , , A Portrait of Bud Powell and Blue Manhattan. Genres he performed include Bebop.

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Kay Starr

Kay Starr (July 21, 1922 Dougherty-) a.k.a. Kay Star, Katherine Laverne Starks or Kat Starr is an American singer and actor.

Discography: The One, the Only Kay Starr, Moonbeams and Steamy Dreams, The Jazz Masters, Complete Lamplighter Recordings 1945-1946, I've Got to Sing: 1944-1948, The RCA Years, Jazz Singer / I Cry by Night, Movin' / Movin' On Broadway, The Ultimate Kay Starr and Wheel of Fortune. Genres: Traditional pop music and Jazz.

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Joe Morris

Joe Morris (January 1, 1922 Montgomery-November 1, 1958 Phoenix) was an American bandleader.

His related genres: Jazz and Rhythm and blues.

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Jaki Byard

Jaki Byard (June 15, 1922 Worcester-February 11, 1999 Boston) a.k.a. Byard, Jaki was an American jazz pianist and composer.

His albums include Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume Seventeen, Hi-Fly, Here's Jaki, Out Front!, Sunshine of My Soul, The Jaki Byard Experience, Solo Piano / Jaki Byard With Strings, Phantasies, To Them – To Us and Phantasies II. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Yvonne De Carlo

Yvonne De Carlo (September 1, 1922 West Point Grey-January 8, 2007 Woodland Hills) also known as Margaret Yvonne Middleton, Yvonne de Carlo, Peggy Yvonne Middleton, Yvonne DeCarlo, Peggy, Margaret, Sweetheart, Lily, The Gothic Donna Reed or Dilly was a Canadian singer, actor and pin-up girl. She had two children, Michael Morgan and Bruce Morgan.

Genres: Jazz and Pop music.

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Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 Amarillo-June 17, 2008 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Tula Ellice Finklea, Lily Norwood, Felia Siderova or Maria Istomina was an American singer, actor, dancer, pin-up girl and ballet dancer. She had two children, Tony Martin Jr. and Nicholas Charisse.

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Serge Reggiani

Serge Reggiani (May 2, 1922 Reggio Emilia-July 23, 2004 Boulogne-Billancourt) also known as Sergio Reggiani was an Italian singer, actor and painter. He had five children, Simon Reggiani, Karine Reggiani, Celia Reggiani, Maria Reggiani and Stéphan Reggiani.

His most well known albums: chante Boris Vian, Album 2, Et Puis, Je voudrais pas crever, Rupture, Le vieux couple, Bon à tirer, La chanson de Paul, Venise n'est pas en Italie and J't'aimerais.

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Yma Súmac

Yma Súmac (September 13, 1922 Cajamarca-November 1, 2008 Los Angeles) also known as Yma Sumac, Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo, Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castill, Sumac, Yma or The Peruvian Songbird was a Peruvian singer.

Her albums include Mambo!, Legend of the Jivaro, The Spell of Yma Sumac, Voice of the Xtabay, Miracles, The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection, Queen of Exotica, Mambo! And More, Babalu / Wimoweh and Sampler Exotica. Genres: Exotica, Lounge music, World music and Mambo.

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Bobby Capó

Bobby Capó (January 1, 1922 Coamo-December 18, 1989 New York City) a.k.a. Bobby Capo, Capó, Bobby or Félix Rodriguez was a Puerto Rican singer.

His discography includes: .

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Tata Giacobetti

Tata Giacobetti (June 24, 1922 Rome-December 2, 1988 Rome) was an Italian singer and musician. He had one child, Giorgia Giacobetti.

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Dave Appell

Dave Appell (March 24, 1922 Philadelphia-November 18, 2014) a.k.a. David Appell or Appell, Dave was an American record producer, songwriter, engineer, singer and sailor.

His albums include Ooh, Baby, Ooh / Teenage Meeting.

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Lukas Foss

Lukas Foss (August 15, 1922 Berlin-February 1, 2009 Manhattan) otherwise known as Foss, Lukas or Lukas Fuchs was an American conductor, pianist and composer. He had two children, Eliza Foss and Christopher Brendel Foss.

Discography: Bernstein Century: Time Cycle / Phorion / Song of Songs, The Complete Vocal Chamber Works, Chichester Psalms / Symphony no. 1 / Symphony no. 2, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird and Chamber Selections and Foss: Song of Songs / Ben-Haim: Sweet Psalmist of Israel. Genres related to him: Opera, 20th-century classical music and Ballet.

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Povel Ramel

Povel Ramel (June 1, 1922 Östermalm-June 5, 2007 Lidingö) also known as Powel Ramel, Baron Povel Karl Henric Ramel, Povel Karl Henric Ramel or Povel Karl Henrik Ramel was a Swedish writer, singer, musician, actor, pianist, songwriter, comedian, screenwriter and film score composer. He had two children, Mikael Ramel and Lotta Ramel.

His albums: Ramels Klassiker, Volume 1: 1942-51, Ramels Klassiker, Volume 2: 1952-61, Ramels Klassiker, Volume 3: 1962-71, Ramels Klassiker, Volume 4: 1972-81, Ramels Klassiker, Volume 5: 1982-91, Bästa 2, Bästa, Povel UNIQUA, Som om inget hade hänt and Vid pianot: P. Ramel volym 2.

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Ivry Gitlis

Ivry Gitlis (August 25, 1922 Haifa-) is an Israeli violinist, actor and film score composer.

Discography: The Art of Ivry Gitlis, and .

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Franco Ventriglia

Franco Ventriglia (October 20, 1922 Fairfield-November 27, 2012 Wallingford) was an American singer.

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Bessie Griffin

Bessie Griffin (July 6, 1922 New Orleans-April 10, 1989) also known as Griffin, Bessie or Arlette B. Broil was an American singer.

Her most recognized albums: Portraits in Bronze and The Fabulous Bessie Griffin and the Gospel Pearls.

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Grigoris Bithikotsis

Grigoris Bithikotsis (December 11, 1922 Peristeri-April 7, 2005 Athens) also known as Bithikotsis, Grigoris or Γρηγόρης Μπιθικότσης was a Greek singer, composer, singer-songwriter and songwriter. He had one child, .

His albums include , , , , 36 Hronia, Apo tis 45 Strofes No. 4, Chamenes Agapes, I Ellada tou Grigori, Episimi Agapimeni and Gia panta No. 1.

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Johnny Costa

Johnny Costa (January 17, 1922 Arnold-October 11, 1996 Pittsburgh) also known as Costa, Johnny, John Costa or John D. Costa was an American jazz pianist and composer. His children are John Costa, Jr. and Debbie Elwood.

His most recognized albums: Neighborhood, A Portrait of George Gershwin, Classic Costa, Dream: Johnny Costa Plays Johnny Mercer, Christmas Reflections: Solo Piano, Flying Fingers and Plays Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.

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Tom Eastwood

Tom Eastwood (March 12, 1922-March 1, 1999) was an English , .

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Don Robertson

Don Robertson (December 5, 1922 Beijing-) a.k.a. Robertson, Don is an American songwriter.

His discography includes: The Happy Whistler / You're Free to Go.

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Theresa Merritt

Theresa Merritt (September 24, 1922 Emporia-June 12, 1998 The Bronx) also known as Theresa Merritt Hines was an American actor and singer.

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Mundell Lowe

Mundell Lowe (April 21, 1922 Laurel-) a.k.a. Mundell Love or Terry Gibbs Trio is an American musician, film score composer, conductor and guitarist.

His discography includes: A Grand Night For Swinging, The Mundell Lowe Quartet, Guitar Moods, Sweet 'n Lovely, Volume 2, Sweet 'n Lovely, Volume 1, Mundell's Moods, Bananas / Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask and Uptown. His related genres: Jazz and Soundtrack.

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George DeWitt

George DeWitt (December 30, 1922 Atlantic City-July 14, 1979 Miami) also known as George Florentine or George de Witt was an American comedian, singer and actor. He had one child, Jay Florentine.

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Gloria Lasso

Gloria Lasso (November 25, 1922 Vilafranca del Penedès-December 4, 2005) also known as Lasso, Gloria was a Spanish singer.

Her albums include Ses plus grands succès, Gloria Lasso (Disc 2), Les Meilleurs, Mandolino, , , , , and .

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Poul Bundgaard

Poul Bundgaard (October 27, 1922 Hellerup-June 3, 1998 Gentofte Municipality) a.k.a. Poul Arne Bundgaard, Paul Bundgaard, Bundgaard, Paul, Poul Bundgård or Poul Bundgard was a Danish actor and opera singer. He had three children, Steen Bundgaard, Helle Bundgaard and Peter Bundgaard.

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Al Alberts

Al Alberts (August 10, 1922 Chester-November 27, 2009 Arcadia) was an American singer.

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Abbey Simon

Abbey Simon (January 8, 1922 New York City-) is an American pianist.

His albums include The Great Composers, Volume 48: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and .

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Regina Resnik

Regina Resnik (August 30, 1922 The Bronx-August 8, 2013 Manhattan) otherwise known as Resnik, Regina or Regina Resnick was an American singer and actor.

Her albums include Regina Resnik Song Recital, Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) and Elektra. Genres related to her: Opera.

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Sonny King

Sonny King (April 1, 1922 Brooklyn-February 3, 2006 Las Vegas) otherwise known as Luigi Antonio Schiavone was an American actor. He had five children, Craig Unger, Shannon Ward, Antoinette Schiavone, Louis Schiavone II and Christopher Schiavone.

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Joe Newman

Joe Newman (September 7, 1922 New Orleans-July 4, 1992 New York City) also known as Newman, Joe was an American , .

Discography: I Feel Like a Newman, Hangin' Out, All I Wanna Do Is Swing, Salute to Satch, Joe Newman and the Boys in the Band, Byers' Guide, Blue Seven, Locking Horns, Soft Swingin' Jazz and Good 'n' Groovy.

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Franz Beyer

Franz Beyer (February 26, 1922 Weingarten, Württemberg-) is a German violist.

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Frank Guida

Frank Guida (May 26, 1922 Palermo-May 19, 2007) was an American record producer and songwriter.

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Doreen Carwithen

Doreen Carwithen (November 15, 1922 Haddenham-January 5, 2003 Forncett) a.k.a. Doreen Mary Carwithen or Mary Alwyn was an English composer and film score composer.

Her related genres: Film score.

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Geoff Mack

Geoff Mack (December 20, 1922 Surrey Hills-) otherwise known as Albert Geoffrey McElhinney is an Australian singer, songwriter and airman.

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Lew Anderson

Lew Anderson (May 7, 1922 Kirkman-May 14, 2006 Hawthorne) also known as Lewis Burr Anderson was an American singer and actor.

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