Famous musicians born in the year 1926

Here are 50 famous musicians from the world were born in 1926:

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 Los Angeles-August 5, 1962 Brentwood) also known as Marylin Monroe, Norma Jeane Mortenson, Marliyn Monroe, Norma Jeane Mortensen, Norma Jeane Baker, Norma Jeane DiMaggio, Norma Jeane Dougherty, Marilyn Monroe Miller, The Blonde Bombshell, MM, Merilin Monro or Jean Norman was an American model, singer, actor, showgirl and film producer.

Discography: Bye Bye Baby, I Wanna Be Loved By You, Marilyn Monroe, 24 Great Hits, Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend, La legende, Never Before and Never Again, Rare Recordings 1948-1962, Real Gold and The Complete Recordings.

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Miles Davis

Miles Davis (May 26, 1926 Alton-September 28, 1991 Santa Monica) also known as Miles Dewey Davis III, Miles Dewey Davis, Prince Of Darkness, Miles Davis Quartet or Miles Davies was an American bandleader, songwriter, composer, trumpeter, musician, artist, film score composer, actor and music artist. He had four children, Cheryl Davis, Gregory Davis, Miles Davis IV and Erin Davis.

His most important albums: Birth of the Cool, Blue Moods, The Musings of Miles, 'Round About Midnight, Miles Ahead, Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud, Milestones, Porgy and Bess, Kind of Blue and Sketches of Spain. Genres related to him: Cool jazz, Bebop, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Modal jazz, Hard bop, Acid jazz, Jazz-funk, Jazz rap, Avant-garde jazz, Smooth jazz and Third stream.

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John Coltrane

John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 Hamlet-July 17, 1967 Huntington) also known as John Coltraine, Trane, John William Coltrane, Coltrane, John, Saint John William Coltrane or 'Trane was an American musician, composer, bandleader, songwriter and saxophonist. His children are Ravi Coltrane, Oranyan Coltrane and John Coltrane Jr..

His albums: Giant Steps, Olé Coltrane, XVII. A Love Supreme: In Concert, Interstellar Space, The Best of John Coltrane, The Prestige Recordings, The Art of John Coltrane, A John Coltrane Retrospective: The Impulse! Years, Live at Birdland and the Half Note and The Last Giant: The John Coltrane Anthology. Genres: Jazz, Hard bop, Avant-garde jazz, Bebop, Modal jazz, Post-bop and Free jazz.

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Morton Feldman

Morton Feldman (January 12, 1926 Brooklyn-September 3, 1987 Buffalo) also known as Feldman, Morton was an American composer.

His albums include Trio (1980) (Ives Ensemble), Durations I-V, Coptic Light, Routine Investigations / The Viola in My Life I, II / For Frank O'Hara / I Met Heine on the Rue Fürstenburg, String Quartet (II) (Ives Ensemble), Three voices (Ensemble Accroche Note), All Piano, For Bunita Marcus (piano: John Tilbury), For Samuel Beckett (Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin feat. conductor Roland Kluttig), Patterns in a Chromatic Field and Piano and String Quartet.

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Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett (August 3, 1926 Astoria-) also known as Anthony Dominick Benedetto, Tony B!, Antonio Dominick Benedetto, Benedetto, Joe Bari, Anthony Benedetto, Tony Benefit, Tony Bennet or Anthony Dominick "Tony" Benedetto is an American singer, artist, musician, actor, painter, writer, visual artist and music artist. His children are called Antonia Bennett, Joanna Bennett, Danny Bennett and Dae Bennett.

His albums include 16 Most Requested Songs, His 28 Greatest Hits, Tony Bennett Sings for Two, Who Can I Turn To, 40 Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, Volume 1, 40 Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, Volume 2, 40 Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, Volume 3, 40 Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, Volume 4, Tony Bennett's All-Time Greatest Hits and At Carnegie Hall: The Complete Concert. Genres he performed include Jazz, Traditional pop music, Pop music and Easy listening.

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Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston (March 15, 1926 Macon-) otherwise known as Johnston, Ben is an American , .

His albums include Microtonal Piano (Phillip Bush) and .

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Lou Donaldson

Lou Donaldson (November 1, 1926 Badin-) also known as Donaldson, Lou is an American composer, bandleader and musician.

His discography includes: Blue Breakbeats, Fried Buzzard, Gravy Train, The Natural Soul, Alligator Bogaloo, Lou Takes Off, Blues Walk, Quartet/Quintet/Sextet, The Time Is Right and Midnight Sun. His related genres: Bebop, Hard bop, Soul jazz and Jazz blues.

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Carlisle Floyd

Carlisle Floyd (June 11, 1926 Latta-) a.k.a. Floyd, Carlisle is an American opera composer.

Discography: Susannah (Chœur et Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon feat. conductor: Kent Nagano), Cold Sassy Tree and Of Mice and Men (Houston Grand Opera feat. conductor: Patrick Summers). Genres: 20th-century classical music and Opera.

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Karl Richter

Karl Richter (October 15, 1926 Plauen-February 15, 1981 Munich) also known as Richter, Karl was a German harpsichordist, organist and conductor.

Discography: Overtures, Brandenburgische Konzerte Nos. 1-3, , Bach - Buxtehude - Kantaten, Johannes Passion (feat. conductor: Karl Richter), Goldberg Variations / Partitas I - VI, , , and Weihnachtsoratorium. Genres he performed: Classical music.

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Fritz Spiegl

Fritz Spiegl (January 27, 1926 Austria-March 23, 2003) was an English writer.

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Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland (November 7, 1926 Sydney-October 10, 2010 Les Avants) also known as Dame Joan Alston Sutherland or Sutherland, Joan was an Australian dramatic coloratura and opera singer.

Her albums: Joan Sutherland: The Voice of the Century, The Greatest Hits, Operaviva Sutherland, La Stupenda, Home Sweet Home, Songs My Mother Taught Me, Joy to the World, The Art of the Prima Donna: Joan Sutherland, Turandot and Athalia.

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Jerry Ross

Jerry Ross (March 9, 1926 The Bronx-November 11, 1955 New York City) also known as Jerold Rosenberg was an American songwriter, composer and lyricist. He had one child, Janie Rosenberg.

His albums include Calamity Jane / The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees (1955 Original Broadway Cast), Damn Yankees, The Pajama Game and The Pajama Game.

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George Melly

George Melly (August 17, 1926 Liverpool-July 5, 2007 London) a.k.a. Melly, George, Alan George Heywood Melly or Good Time George was an English singer, writer, critic, actor and teacher.

His most recognized albums: Anything Goes, Goodtime George, Nuts, The Pye Jazz Anthology, Son of Nuts, Singing and Swinging the Blues and Best of Live. Genres: Jazz and Blues.

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Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae (April 22, 1926 Milwaukee-) otherwise known as Charlotte Rae Lubotsky or Maude is an American singer, actor, dancer, comedian and voice actor. She has two children, Larry Strauss and Andrew Strauss.

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Hal Russell

Hal Russell (August 28, 1926 Detroit-September 5, 1992 Chicago) otherwise known as Russell, Hal was an American , .

Related albums: Hal's Bells. His related genres: Free jazz, Avant-garde jazz and Jazz.

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Freddie Hart

Freddie Hart (December 21, 1926 Loachapoka-) also known as Freddie Segrest, Hart, Freddie, Freddy Hart or Hart, Freddy is an American singer, singer-songwriter, songwriter and musician.

His albums: Easy Lovin', Bless Your Heart, Super Kind of Woman, Togetherness, Easy Loving, Easy Loving and The Best of Freddie Hart. Genres: Country and Gospel music.

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Galina Vishnevskaya

Galina Vishnevskaya (October 25, 1926 Saint Petersburg-December 11, 2012 Moscow) also known as Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya, Galya, Galina Pavlovna Ivanova or Galina Wishnewskaya was a Russian actor and opera singer. She had three children, Olga Rostropovich, Elena Rostropovich and Ilya Rubin.

Her albums: War Requiem and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Genres she performed include Classical music.

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Bill Black

Bill Black (September 17, 1926 Memphis-October 21, 1965 Memphis) also known as William Patton Black, Jr. or Black, Bill was an American bassist.

Genres he performed include Rock music and Rock and roll.

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Jimmy Heath

Jimmy Heath (October 25, 1926 Philadelphia-) a.k.a. J. Heath, Heath, Jimmy, Little Bird or James Edward Heath is an American musician, composer, actor, saxophonist, music arranger and educator. He has one child, James Mtume.

His albums: Picture of Heath, On the Trail, The Quota, The Thumper, Triple Threat, Jam Gems: Live at the Left Bank, Swamp Seed, Love and Understanding, The Time and the Place and New Picture. Genres: Jazz, Hard bop and Bebop.

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R. L. Burnside

R. L. Burnside (November 23, 1926 Harmontown-September 1, 2005 Memphis) also known as R.L. Burnside, R L Burnside, Robert Lee Burnside or Rural was an American singer, guitarist, musician and songwriter. He had 13 children, Rodger Harmon, Mildred Jean Burnside, Pamela Denise Burnside, Garry Burnside, Melvin Burnside, Dexter Burnside, Daniel Burnside, Linda Jackson, Joseph Burnside, Calvin Burnside, R.L. Burnside Jr, Brenda Kay Brooks and Duwayne Burnside.

His most important albums: Too Bad Jim, A Ass Pocket of Whiskey, Mr. Wizard, Acoustic Stories, Mississippi Blues, Come On In, My Black Name A-Ringin', Mississippi Hill Country Blues, Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down and Well ... Well ... Well. Genres he performed: Delta blues, Punk blues, Country blues, Juke joint blues, Garage rock and Blues.

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Red Prysock

Red Prysock (February 2, 1926 Greensboro-July 19, 1993 Chicago) also known as Prysock, Red was an American , .

His discography includes: Swingsation and That’s the Groovy Thing.

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O. P. Nayyar

O. P. Nayyar (January 16, 1926 Lahore-January 28, 2007 Mumbai) also known as Omkar Prasad Nayyar, O.P. Nayyar, O P Naiyyar, O.P. Naiyyar or OP Naiyyar was an Indian film score composer.

His albums: Nishchaiy, Kismat, Aar Paar, Phir wohi dil laya hoon, The Magnificent O.P. Nayyar: His Memorable Film Hits, Kashmir Ki Kali, , , and Mere Sanam. Genres he performed: Film score.

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Julie London

Julie London (September 26, 1926 Santa Rosa-October 18, 2000 Encino) also known as Gayle Peck, Julie Peck, The Liberty Girl or Jule London was an American singer and actor. She had five children, Kelly Troup, Stacy Webb, Lisa Webb, Jody Troup and Reese Troup.

Her albums: The Best of Julie London: "The Liberty Years", Time for Love: The Best of Julie London, Julie... At Home / Around Midnight, Lonely Girl / Make Love to Me, Sophisticated Lady / For the Night People, The Julie London Collection, All Through the Night, In Person at the Americana, Love Letters / Feeling Good and Julie / Love on the Rocks. Genres she performed: Cool jazz, Torch song, Jazz and Pop music.

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Charles Bressler

Charles Bressler (April 1, 1926 United States of America-March 1, 1996) was an American singer.

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Evelyn Lear

Evelyn Lear (January 8, 1926 Brooklyn-July 1, 2012 Sandy Spring, Maryland) was an American singer.

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Teddy Scholten

Teddy Scholten (May 11, 1926 Rijswijk-April 8, 2010 Rijswijk) otherwise known as Teddy van Swieteren or Scholten, Teddy was a Dutch singer.

Genres she performed include Pop music and Folk music.

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Leonie Rysanek

Leonie Rysanek (November 14, 1926 Vienna-March 7, 1998 Vienna) a.k.a. Rysanek, Leonie was an Austrian singer.

Discography: Der Fliegende Holländer, Macbeth, and Otello.

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Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall (March 30, 1926 Huntington-) otherwise known as Ralph Pierre LaCock, Pete Marshall, Peter La Cock, Peter L. Marshall or Noonan and Marshall is an American singer, actor, presenter and game show host. His children are Pete LaCock, Suzanne LaCock, Jaime LaCock and David LaCock.

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Miyoko Asō

Miyoko Asō (April 7, 1926 Kita, Tokyo-) also known as Miyoko Aso, Miyo Sakonjo, Miyoko Asou, Aso Miyoko, Asō, Miyoko or Asō Miyoko is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

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William Schmidt

William Schmidt (March 6, 1926-April 25, 2009) was an American , .

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Chatur Lal

Chatur Lal (April 16, 1926 Udaipur-October 14, 1965) was an Indian film score composer. His child is Charanjit Chaturlal.

Discography: Music of India, Morning and Evening Rāgas. Genres he performed include Hindustani classical music and Indian classical music.

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Felipe Rodríguez

Felipe Rodríguez (May 8, 1926 Caguas-May 26, 1999 San Juan) also known as Felipe Rodriguez or Rodriguez, Felipe was a Puerto Rican singer.

His albums: Homenaje a Felipe Rodriguez and Los 15 Más Grandes Éxitos de Felipe (La Voz) Rodríguez.

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Don Rendell

Don Rendell (March 4, 1926 Plymouth-) is an English music arranger, saxophonist and musician.

His most recognized albums: Greek Variations & Other Aegean Exercises.

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Dalton McGuinty, Sr.

Dalton McGuinty, Sr. (August 13, 1926 Admaston/Bromley-March 16, 1990 Ottawa) also known as Dalton McGuinty was a Canadian politician. He had two children, David McGuinty and Dalton McGuinty.

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Fran Warren

Fran Warren (March 4, 1926 The Bronx-March 4, 2013) otherwise known as Frances Wolfe or Warren, Fran was an American singer.

Discography: Hey There! Here's Fran Warren and Let's Fall in Love.

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Pellín Rodríguez

Pellín Rodríguez (December 4, 1926 Santurce-October 31, 1984 San Juan) also known as Pellin Rodriguez, Pellín Rodríguez, Rodríguez, Pellín or Pellin Rodríguez was a Puerto Rican singer.

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Al Bennett

Al Bennett (September 21, 1926-March 1, 1989) was an American record producer.

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Nancy Overton

Nancy Overton (February 6, 1926 Port Washington-April 5, 2009 Blairstown Township) a.k.a. Nancy Swain, Anne Swain Overton, Nancy Swain Overton or Anne Swain was an American singer. Her children are called Rick Overton and Steven Overton.

Her related genres: Pop music.

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Urbie Green

Urbie Green (August 8, 1926 Mobile-) also known as Green, Urbie is an American trombonist and musician. His child is Jesse Green.

His albums include The Fox, The Complete Persuasive Trombone, Señor Blues, Happy Over Hoagy / We Dig Cole!, The Urbie Green 6-Tet, East Coast Jazz Series 6, New Faces - New Sounds, The Persuasive Trombone of Urbie Green, Septet & Octet and Blues and Other Shades of Green. Genres he performed include Jazz.

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Stan Tracey

Stan Tracey (December 30, 1926 London-December 6, 2013 Tupelo) also known as Stanley William Tracey or Tracey, Stan was a British composer, jazz pianist and pianist. He had one child, Clark Tracey.

His discography includes: Little Klunk / Showcase, Suspensions and Anticipations and Tracey / Wellins Play Monk. Genres he performed include Jazz.

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Ray Price

Ray Price (January 12, 1926 Perryville-December 16, 2013 Mount Pleasant) a.k.a. Ray Price with Orch & Chorus, Noble Ray Price or The Cherokee Cowboy was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and musician.

Discography: Just Enough Love, 16 Biggest Hits, All His Greatest Hits, The Honky Tonk Years (1950-1966), San Antonio Rose: A Tribute to the Great Bob Wills, Super Hits, The Essential Ray Price, The Other Woman, The Very Best of Ray Price and Prisoner of Love. Genres: Country, Western swing and Traditional pop music.

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Theo Adam

Theo Adam (August 1, 1926 Dresden-) also known as Adam, Theo is a German singer.

His albums include The Great Masses no. 5 D. 678 & no. 6 D. 950, Die Zauberflöte (Staatskapelle Dresden feat. conductor: Sir Colin Davis), Fidelio, Der Messias (Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin feat. conductor: Helmut Koch) (disc 1) and Wozzeck.

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Richard Verreau

Richard Verreau (January 1, 1926 Canada-July 6, 2005) was a Canadian singer.

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Sergio Franchi

Sergio Franchi (April 6, 1926 Codogno-May 1, 1990 Stonington) otherwise known as Sergio Galli, Sergio Franci Galli or A Yankee Frankee was an American singer and actor.

Discography: Chante l'Italie, , The Exciting Voice of Sergio Franchi, Our Man From Italy, , , The Golden Voice of Italy, Moon Over Naples, Philadelphia With Love and The Dream Duet. Genres: Traditional pop music, Opera, Canzone Napoletana, Show tune and Operatic pop.

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Gerhard Stolze

Gerhard Stolze (October 1, 1926 Dessau-March 11, 1979 Garmisch-Partenkirchen) also known as Stolze, Gerhard was a German opera singer. His child is Lena Stolze.

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Dick Dale

Dick Dale (September 14, 1926 Algona-December 26, 2014) was an American singer.

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Patricia Lascelles, Countess of Harewood

Patricia Lascelles, Countess of Harewood (November 24, 1926 Australia-) is a British , . Her child is called Mark Lascelles.

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Marion Stein

Marion Stein (October 18, 1926 Austria-March 6, 2014 North Devon) was an Austrian , . Her children are called Jeremy Lascelles and James Lascelles.

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Gloria Jean

Gloria Jean (April 14, 1926 Buffalo, NY-) also known as Gloria Jean Schoonover is an American singer and actor. She has one child, Angelo Cellini.

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Monty Budwig

Monty Budwig (December 26, 1926 Pender-March 9, 1992 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Budwig, Monty or Monty Rex Budwig was an American musician and bassist.

Genres he performed include Jazz.

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