American musicians born in 1912

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1912:

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly (August 23, 1912 Highland Park-February 2, 1996 Beverly Hills) also known as Eugene Curran Kelly or Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was an American singer, dancer, actor, film director, choreographer, film producer and television producer. He had three children, Kerry Kelly, Bridget Kelly and Timothy Kelly.

His albums: 'S Wonderful, Gotta Dance! The Best Of, Singin' in the Rain, For Me and My Gal and An American in Paris.

Read more about Gene Kelly on Wikipedia »

Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie (July 14, 1912 Okemah-October 3, 1967 New York City) also known as Woodie Guthrie, Woddy Guthrie, Woodrow Wilson Guthrie or Guthrie, Woody was an American singer, songwriter, sailor, singer-songwriter and musician. He had eight children, Nora Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Joady Guthrie, Sue Guthrie, Cathy Guthrie, Bill Guthrie, Gwen Guthrie and Lorinna Lynn Guthrie.

His albums: The Woody Guthrie Story, 900 Miles, Hard Travellin', A Legendary Performer, Cowboy Songs, Dust Bowl Ballads, House of the Rising Sun, Long Ways to Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters, 1944-1949, Ramblin' Round and Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child. His related genres: Folk music, Country and American folk music.

Read more about Woody Guthrie on Wikipedia »

John Cage

John Cage (September 5, 1912 Los Angeles-August 12, 1992 Manhattan) also known as John Milton Cage or John Milton Cage Jr. was an American philosopher, composer, author, visual artist, actor, musician and film score composer.

Discography: Music for Merce Cunningham, Music for ..., In a Landscape, Works for Percussion, Volume 1: 1935-1941, Music for Prepared Piano, Volume 2 (Boris Berman), Early Piano Music (feat. piano: Herbert Henck), Cheap Imitation, Complete Piano Music, Volume 1: The Prepared Piano 1940-1952, The Complete String Quartets, Volume 1 (Arditti Quartet) and Daughters of the Lonesome Isle. Genres he performed include 20th-century classical music, Ballet, Aleatoric music and Opera.

Read more about John Cage on Wikipedia »

Les Brown

Les Brown (March 14, 1912 Reinerton-Orwin-Muir-January 4, 2001 Los Angeles) also known as Lester Raymond Brown, Brown, Les, Lester Raymond "Les" Brown, Sr., Les Brown and his Music, Les Brown and His Orchestra, Les Brown and His Band of Reknown or Les Brown and His Band of Renown was an American bandleader, actor, saxophonist and film score composer. He had two children, Denise Brown and Les Brown Jr..

Discography: Dance to South Pacific / The Les Brown Story, Anything Goes, Best of Big Bands: Les Brown, Hollywood Palladium 1954 - #3, Hollywood Palladium 1954-55 #9, Hollywood Palladium 1957 #15, Hollywood Palladium 1957 #17, Hollywood Palladium 1957 - #2, Live in Concert: Madison, Wisconsin and Hollywood Palladium 1954-55 #4.

Read more about Les Brown on Wikipedia »

Perry Como

Perry Como (May 18, 1912 Canonsburg-May 12, 2001 Jupiter Inlet Colony) a.k.a. Pierino Ronaldo Como, Como, Perry, Pierino Roland Como, Pierino Ronald Como, Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como, Perry, Mr. C. or Pierino Como was an American singer, actor and tv personality. He had three children, Ronnie Como, David Como and Terri Como.

His albums: Glendora, Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music, Como Swings / For the Young at Heart, By Request / Sing to Me, Mr. C, Saturday Night With Mr. C / When You Come to the End of the Day, So Smooth / We Get Letters, Till the End of Time, 20 Greatest Hits, 20 Outstanding Classics and A Perry Como Christmas. Genres: Jazz, Swing music, Rock music, Country, Adult contemporary music, Big Band, Easy listening, Pop music, Latin American music, Sacred music and Rock and roll.

Read more about Perry Como on Wikipedia »

Sonny Boy Williamson II

Sonny Boy Williamson II (December 5, 1912 Glendora-May 25, 1965 Helena) also known as Sonny Boy Williamson, Aleck Miller, Alex Ford Miller, Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, Aleck Ford Miller, "Rice" Miller, Alex "Rice" Miller, Sonny Boy Wiliamson, Williamson, Sonny Boy, Alex Miller, Willie "Sonny Boy" Williamson, Willie Miller, Little Boy Blue, Sonny Boy Williamson number two, Sonny Boy Williamson the second or Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller) was an American songwriter, bandleader, singer, musician and music arranger.

His albums include Down and Out Blues, The Real Folk Blues, Nine Below Zero, His Best, Bummer Road, The Chess Years, Keep It to Ourselves, King Biscuit Time, The Best Of and The Bluebird Blues. Genres he performed include Blues, Gospel music and Harmonica blues.

Read more about Sonny Boy Williamson II on Wikipedia »

Lightnin' Hopkins

Lightnin' Hopkins (March 15, 1912 Centerville-January 30, 1982 Houston) a.k.a. Sam "Lightnin" Hopkins, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Lightnin' Sam Hopkins, Sam Hopkins, Lightnin Hopkins, Lightning Hopkins, Hopkins, Lightnin', Lightnin' Hookins, Sam John Hopkins or Lightnin'Hopkins was an American singer, guitarist and songwriter.

His albums: Lightnin' Hopkins, Autobiography in Blues, Country Blues, The Texas Bluesman, Lightnin's Love, The Best of Lightning Hopkins, Free Form Patterns, Blues in My Bottle, Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 8: Morning Blues and Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 33: Coffee House Blues. Genres he performed include Country blues, Electric blues and Texas blues.

Read more about Lightnin' Hopkins on Wikipedia »

Dale Evans

Dale Evans (October 31, 1912 Uvalde-February 7, 2001 Apple Valley) also known as Lucille Wood Smith, Frances Octavia Smith, Queen of the West, Queen of the Cowgirls or Dale Rogers was an American actor, writer and singer-songwriter. She had six children, Thomas F. Fox, Jr., Robin Rogers, Mimi Rogers, Debbie Rogers, Sandy Rogers and Little Doe Rogers.

Her albums include Christmas Is Always, Our ReCollections and Happy Trails / California Rose.

Read more about Dale Evans on Wikipedia »

Larry LaPrise

Larry LaPrise (January 2, 1912 Detroit-April 1, 1996) was an American , .

songwriter and musician best known for writing the novelty song "The Hokey Pokey". LaPrise started his career as a musician in the 1930s, performing in various bands across the United States. In the 1940s, he settled in Montana and worked as a bartender while still playing music on the side. It was during this time that he wrote "The Hokey Pokey", which went on to become an international sensation and a staple at parties and weddings. LaPrise never saw a significant amount of money from the song's success and instead continued to work in bars and restaurants for most of his life. He passed away in 1996 at the age of 84.

Read more about Larry LaPrise on Wikipedia »

David Raksin

David Raksin (August 4, 1912 Philadelphia-August 9, 2004 Van Nuys) otherwise known as D. Raksin, Grandfather of Film Music or David Raskin was an American film score composer and teacher. He had two children, Alex Raksin and Tina Raksin.

His albums: Forever Amber / The Bad and the Beautiful, , Too Late Blues, What's the Matter with Helen?, The Revolt of Mamie Stover / Hilda Crane, Preminger at Fox, Two Weeks in Another Town, Forever Amber, The Unforgiven: Classic Western Scores From United Artists and at M-G-M. Genres he performed include Film score.

Read more about David Raksin on Wikipedia »

Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker (September 30, 1912 Monrovia-August 10, 1985 Solvang) a.k.a. Kenneth Laurence Baker was an American singer and actor.

He is best known for his performance in "The Merry Monahans" and "The Harvey Girls". Kenny Baker was born in Monrovia, California to a family of entertainers. His parents were vaudeville performers and he started performing with them at a young age. In the 1930s, he began his career as a singer and actor in Hollywood. Baker also had a successful career in radio and appeared in several popular shows of the time. He continued to work in films, television and theater throughout his career. Baker was also a skilled musician and played several instruments, including the trumpet and the violin. He was married to his wife, Noriko Sato, for over 30 years until his death in 1985.

Read more about Kenny Baker on Wikipedia »

Saul Chaplin

Saul Chaplin (February 19, 1912 Brooklyn-November 15, 1997 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Saul Kaplan, Saul Elias Kaplan, Cahn and Chaplin or Chaplin was an American film score composer, film producer and music director. He had one child, Judy Prince.

His career in the entertainment industry spanned over five decades, during which he worked on numerous acclaimed films, TV shows, and Broadway productions. Saul began his career as a songwriter, writing several popular tunes for Broadway shows in the 1930s. He went on to work for major studios such as MGM, where he served as the head of the music department for many years.

Saul Chaplin's most successful works as a film composer include the scores for "An American in Paris" (1951) and "West Side Story" (1961), both of which won Academy Awards for Best Original Score. He also worked on other classic movies such as "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954) and "Funny Girl" (1968).

In addition to his work as a composer, Saul was a prolific music director and producer. He produced several albums for renowned artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Judy Garland, among others. He was also involved in the production of several popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Honeymooners."

Saul Chaplin was widely recognized for his contributions to the entertainment industry, receiving numerous awards and honors throughout his career. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972 and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. His legendary career continues to inspire and influence generations of musicians and entertainers.

Read more about Saul Chaplin on Wikipedia »

Arthur Berger

Arthur Berger (May 15, 1912 New York City-October 7, 2003 Boston) also known as Arthur Victor Berger was an American , .

composer, musicologist, and educator. He began studying music at a young age and went on to earn degrees from New York University and Harvard University. Berger's music was heavily influenced by his studies with famous composer and conductor Walter Piston. He wrote in a variety of forms, including orchestral pieces, chamber works, and vocal music. In addition to his career as a composer, Berger was also a noted musicologist, specializing in the music of Stravinsky and Aaron Copland. He taught at a number of institutions, including Brandeis University and the New England Conservatory of Music, and was a member of several prestigious musical organizations, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Berger's music has been widely performed and is considered to be an important contribution to American contemporary music.

Read more about Arthur Berger on Wikipedia »

Rosina Lawrence

Rosina Lawrence (December 30, 1912 Westboro, Ottawa-June 23, 1997 New York City) also known as Miss Lawrence or Miss Jones was an American actor, dancer and singer.

She was best known for her role as Jane in the Tarzan films of the 1930s. Lawrence was born in Ottawa, Canada, and began her career as a dancer before transitioning to acting. In addition to her work in the Tarzan series, she also appeared in several other films and television shows, including Road to Happiness and Meet the Boyfriend.

After retiring from acting, Lawrence owned a successful boutique in New York City and remained active in the entertainment industry. She was also involved in various philanthropic efforts, supporting causes related to animal welfare and education. Lawrence passed away in 1997 at the age of 84.

Read more about Rosina Lawrence on Wikipedia »

Irving Fazola

Irving Fazola (December 10, 1912 New Orleans-March 20, 1949 New Orleans) a.k.a. Fazola, Irving was an American , .

jazz clarinetist. He started off playing in a band with his brothers before joining several notable jazz groups, including the bands of Leon Roppolo and Sharkey Bonano. Fazola was known for his virtuosic playing style and improvisation skills, and was a prominent figure in the New Orleans jazz scene of the 1930s and 1940s. Despite his relatively short career, Fazola made a lasting impact on jazz music and is still revered by many as one of the greatest clarinetists of his time.

Read more about Irving Fazola on Wikipedia »

Dick Manning

Dick Manning (June 12, 1912 Gomel-April 11, 1991 Marietta) also known as Samuel Medof was an American , .

songwriter and lyricist. He is best known for his work on the songs "Fascination," "The Gang That Sang 'Heart of My Heart'," and "Morgen," which have become popular standards. Manning also wrote for films, including the title song for the movie Tammy and the Bachelor. He worked with numerous famous musicians and composers such as Al Hoffman, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Cahn. Manning was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1982.

Read more about Dick Manning on Wikipedia »

Trummy Young

Trummy Young (January 12, 1912 Savannah-September 10, 1984 San Jose) also known as James "Trummy" Young, James Young or Trummy was an American trombonist.

His albums include The Chronological Classics: Trummy Young 1944-1946 and Swing Is Here. His related genres: Jazz.

Read more about Trummy Young on Wikipedia »

Frances Faye

Frances Faye (November 4, 1912 Brooklyn-November 8, 1991 Los Angeles) also known as Frances Cohen, Francis Faye, Faye, Frances or Miss Frances Faye was an American singer, actor and pianist.

Her most well known albums: The Complete Ellington Indigos, Caught in the Act, No Reservations, No Regrets, Relaxin' With Frances Faye / I'm Wild Again and Bad, Bad Frances Faye.

Read more about Frances Faye on Wikipedia »

Ken Lane

Ken Lane (December 20, 1912 United States of America-November 23, 1996) was an American songwriter. He had one child, Robin Lane.

Ken Lane began his career as a pianist, working with big bands such as Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. He then transitioned into songwriting and became known for his collaborations with Frank Sinatra, composing several songs for him including "The Last Dance" and "All My Tomorrows". Lane also wrote songs for other iconic artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee. In addition to music, Lane was also a skilled painter and his artwork was displayed in galleries across the United States. After his passing in 1996, his daughter Robin Lane became a musician and carried on her father's legacy in the music industry.

Read more about Ken Lane on Wikipedia »

Rudolf Firkušný

Rudolf Firkušný (February 11, 1912 Napajedla-July 19, 1994) was an American pianist.

His albums include Cello Sonatas, , Dvořák: Sonatina / Janáček, Brahms, Beethoven: Sonatas, and Czech Piano Music.

Read more about Rudolf Firkušný on Wikipedia »

George Tunnell

George Tunnell (June 29, 1912 Pennsylvania-May 20, 1975) was an American , .

George Tunnell was an American basketball player and coach. He played college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh and went on to play professionally in the National Basketball League for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Syracuse Reds. Following his playing career, Tunnell became a head coach in the high school and college ranks, leading teams at Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School, Allegheny College, and Robert Morris University. He was known for his innovative coaching strategies and played a key role in the development of modern basketball tactics. Tunnell was inducted into the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame in 1961.

Read more about George Tunnell on Wikipedia »

Roscoe Holcomb

Roscoe Holcomb (September 5, 1912 Daisy, Kentucky-February 1, 1981) also known as Roscoe Halcomb was an American musician, farmer, miner, construction worker and singer.

His most recognized albums: The High Lonesome Sound and An Untamed Sense of Control. Genres he performed: Folk music, Gospel music, Country, Bluegrass and Old-time music.

Read more about Roscoe Holcomb on Wikipedia »

George T. Simon

George T. Simon (May 9, 1912 New York City-February 13, 2001 New York City) otherwise known as George Simon, George Thomas Simon or George T. Simon was an American songwriter, writer and drummer.

His most recognized albums: Bing Crosby - A Legendary Performer.

Read more about George T. Simon on Wikipedia »

Clarence Profit

Clarence Profit (June 26, 1912 New York City-October 22, 1944) was an American jazz pianist.

Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Profit attended the Juilliard School of Music before embarking on his career as a jazz pianist. He was heavily influenced by Fats Waller, who he played alongside as a teenager in rent parties. Profit quickly gained a reputation as a skilled and dynamic pianist, and was in demand as a sideman in the 1930s and 1940s.

Profit's playing was characterized by its energy, dexterity and swing, and he was particularly noted for his ability to improvise and play in a wide range of musical styles. Some of his best-known recordings include "K.C. Stride," "Boogie Woogie Prayer" and "Harlem Stomp."

Tragically, Profit died at the age of just 32, from a heart attack brought on by a lifetime of heavy drinking and smoking. Despite his relatively short life and career, he left a significant mark on the world of jazz and his influence can still be felt in the work of contemporary pianists.

Read more about Clarence Profit on Wikipedia »

Bob Zurke

Bob Zurke (January 7, 1912 Detroit-February 16, 1944 Los Angeles) also known as B. Zurke was an American , .

Discography: Honky Tonk Train Blues.

Read more about Bob Zurke on Wikipedia »

Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson (November 24, 1912 Austin-July 31, 1986 New Britain) otherwise known as Wilson, Teddy or Teddy Wilson (with Benny Goodman Trio) was an American pianist, jazz pianist and musician.

His most recognized albums: Storyville Masters of Jazz, Volume 11: Teddy Wilson, Teddy Wilson & His All Stars, Volume 1, How High the Moon?, Gypsy in Jazz, Gentleman of Keyboard 1934-1957, The Chronological Classics: Teddy Wilson 1942-1945, Piano Solos/Teddy Wilson, Edmond Hall Quartet With Teddy Wilson, The Chronological Classics: Teddy Wilson 1947-1950, The Chronological Classics: Teddy Wilson 1946 and The Chronological Classics: Teddy Wilson 1952-1953. Genres: Jazz.

Read more about Teddy Wilson on Wikipedia »

Don Byas

Don Byas (October 21, 1912 Muskogee-August 24, 1972) a.k.a. Byas, Don was an American musician.

His albums include Jazz in Paris: Laura, Jazz in Paris: En ce temps-là, Walkin', Laura / Stardust, Midnight at Minton's, Laura, The Chronological Classics: Don Byas 1945, Volume 2, The Chronological Classics: Don Byas 1945, The Chronological Classics: Don Byas 1946 and The Chronological Classics: Don Byas 1952. Genres: Bebop and Swing music.

Read more about Don Byas on Wikipedia »

Earl Bostic

Earl Bostic (April 25, 1912 Tulsa-October 28, 1965 Rochester) a.k.a. Bostic, Earl was an American musician.

His albums include Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Earl Bostic 1952-1953, Earl Bostic Flamingo, Flamingo, Jazz Time, The Earl Bostic Story, Sweet Tunes of the Sentimental 40s, Twilight Time/ Over the Waves Rock, Harlem Nocturne / I Hear a Rhapsody, September Song / Temptation and Tuxedo Junction/ Air Mail Special. Genres he performed include Jazz and Rhythm and blues.

Read more about Earl Bostic on Wikipedia »

Conlon Nancarrow

Conlon Nancarrow (October 27, 1912 Texarkana, Arkansas-August 10, 1997 Mexico City) also known as Nancarrow, Conlon or Samuel Conlon Nancarrow was an American composer.

Related albums: Studies for Player Piano and Solos (feat. piano: Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo), Studies for Player Piano (Ensemble Modern), Studies for Player Piano, Player Piano 7, Volume 4: Studies 42-48, Studies for Player Piano: Volume IV, Lost Works, Last Works, Quartets and Studies (feat. Arditti String Quartet), American Counterpoint, Late and Unknown: Works on Rolls and Studies for Player Piano, Volume III & IV.

Read more about Conlon Nancarrow on Wikipedia »

Nellie Lutcher

Nellie Lutcher (October 15, 1912 Lake Charles-June 8, 2007 Los Angeles) was an American musician and actor. She had one child, Talmadge Lewis.

Her albums: Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm, The Best of Nellie Lutcher and Whee! Nellie!.

Read more about Nellie Lutcher on Wikipedia »

Dave Barbour

Dave Barbour (May 28, 1912 Flushing-December 11, 1965 Malibu) a.k.a. David Michael Barbour or Dave Barbour and His Music was an American actor. He had one child, Nicki Lee Foster.

His albums: 20 Ans de Carrière and The Mambo Jambo / Dave's Boogie.

Read more about Dave Barbour on Wikipedia »

Buddy Clark

Buddy Clark (July 26, 1912 Dorchester-October 1, 1949 Los Angeles) also known as Samuel Goldberg was an American singer.

His albums: The Best Of, The Buddy Clark Collection: The Columbia Years 1942 -1949, If This Isn't Love / How Are Things in Glocca Mora, My One and Only Highland Fling / Baby, It's Cold Outside and Love Somebody / Confess. His related genres: Traditional pop music.

Read more about Buddy Clark on Wikipedia »

Walter Davis

Walter Davis (March 1, 1912 Grenada-October 22, 1963 St. Louis) a.k.a. Davis, Walter was an American singer, musician and pianist.

His albums include Please Remember Me: 1930-1947, Sweet Sixteen / Lay Around on Your D.B.A., Howling Wind Blues / Pleading to My Baby and Keep on Dealing / I Can Tell by the Way You Smell. Genres: Delta blues and Blues.

Read more about Walter Davis on Wikipedia »

Betty Noyes

Betty Noyes (October 11, 1912 Tulsa-December 24, 1987 Los Angeles) also known as Noyes, Betty was an American actor.

However, she was best known for being a singer and the voice behind the classic song "Baby Mine" from the Disney movie Dumbo (1941). She began her career as a vocalist on radio in the 1930s before transitioning to Hollywood films in the 1940s. Noyes sang in several films including Make Mine Music (1946) and Melody Time (1948). She also worked on the television series The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show in the 1950s. After retiring from show business in the 1960s, Noyes worked as a vocal coach until she passed away in 1987.

Read more about Betty Noyes on Wikipedia »

Jack Lawrence

Jack Lawrence (April 7, 1912 Brooklyn-March 16, 2009 Redding) a.k.a. jack_lawrence, Lawrence, Jack, Jack Lawrence Schwartz or Jacob Louis Schwartz was an American songwriter.

He had a prolific career in the music industry, composing for popular movies, television shows, and Broadway productions. Some of his most well-known works include the lyrics to the song "All or Nothing at All," which was famously performed by Frank Sinatra, as well as "Tenderly" and "Beyond the Sea." Lawrence was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975. In addition to his career as a songwriter, Lawrence was a philanthropist and dedicated much of his time and resources to charitable causes. He passed away in 2009 at the age of 96, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most influential songwriters of his time.

Read more about Jack Lawrence on Wikipedia »

Rex Griffin

Rex Griffin (August 12, 1912 Gadsden-October 11, 1959 New Orleans) was an American songwriter.

His albums: Old Faded Photograph / Last Love Call Yodel. Genres he performed include Country.

Read more about Rex Griffin on Wikipedia »


Archibald (September 14, 1912 New Orleans-January 8, 1973) otherwise known as Leon T. Gross or Archie Boy was an American pianist and singer.

His albums include The Complete New Orleans Sessions 1950-1952. Genres related to him: Rhythm and blues.

Read more about Archibald on Wikipedia »

Bea Booze

Bea Booze (March 23, 1912 Baltimore-March 1, 1975 Scottsville) was an American singer.

Genres she performed: Jazz.

Read more about Bea Booze on Wikipedia »

Tyree Glenn

Tyree Glenn (November 23, 1912 Corsicana-May 18, 1974 Englewood) also known as Glenn, Tyree was an American musician.

Discography: The Chronological Classics: Tyree Glenn 1947-1952.

Read more about Tyree Glenn on Wikipedia »

Anne Brown

Anne Brown (August 9, 1912 Baltimore-March 13, 2009 Oslo) also known as Brown, Anne was an American singer.

Her albums include Selections from George Gershwin's Folk Opera Porgy and Bess.

Read more about Anne Brown on Wikipedia »

May Sarton

May Sarton (May 3, 1912 Wondelgem-July 16, 1995 York) also known as Eleanore Marie Sarton or Sarton, May was an American writer, poet and novelist.

She was born in Belgium but her family moved to Boston when she was young. Sarton attended school in Cambridge and later graduated from Radcliffe College. She published her first collection of poems in 1937 and went on to write over fifteen volumes of poetry, sixteen novels, and several memoirs. Sarton was also a feminist and wrote extensively about women's rights and their struggle for equality. She received many awards for her writing throughout her career, including the Shelley Memorial Award, the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, and the Levinson Prize. Sarton is considered to be one of the most influential female writers of the mid-twentieth century.

Read more about May Sarton on Wikipedia »

Johnny Lee Wills

Johnny Lee Wills (September 2, 1912 Jewett-October 25, 1984 Tulsa) also known as Wills, Johnny Lee or Lee Wills, Johnnie was an American actor and musician.

He was the younger brother of the Western swing bandleader Bob Wills, and initially played with his brother's group, the Texas Playboys. Johnny Lee Wills later formed his own band, the Rhythmairs, and had several hits in the 1940s and 1950s, including "Smoke on the Water" and "Rag Mop." He also appeared in several films and television shows, including "The Big Show" and "The Ed Sullivan Show." In addition to his music career, Wills was also involved in politics and served as a county commissioner in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Read more about Johnny Lee Wills on Wikipedia »

Paul Bascomb

Paul Bascomb (February 12, 1912 Birmingham-December 2, 1986 Chicago) also known as Bascomb, Paul was an American , .

Paul Bascomb was an American jazz and blues saxophonist. He was part of the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra, playing tenor saxophone and clarinet, and was known for his solos on their hit songs like "Tuxedo Junction" and "After Hours". Bascomb also recorded with various other artists during his career, including Lionel Hampton, Lucky Millinder, and Cab Calloway. Outside of music, Bascomb served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1945. He later settled in Chicago, where he continued to perform until his death in 1986.

Read more about Paul Bascomb on Wikipedia »

Buster Harding

Buster Harding (March 19, 1912-November 14, 1965) was an American , .

His related genres: Swing music.

Read more about Buster Harding on Wikipedia »

Mack David

Mack David (July 5, 1912 New York City-December 30, 1993 Rancho Mirage) was an American songwriter, lyricist, screenwriter, composer, author and film score composer.

His albums: Cinderella. Genres he performed: Pop music.

Read more about Mack David on Wikipedia »

Hugo Weisgall

Hugo Weisgall (October 13, 1912 Ivančice-March 11, 1997 Manhasset) also known as Weisgall, Hugo or Hugo David Weisgall was an American , .

His albums: The Tenor / The Stronger / Two Song Cycles (Vienna State Opera Orchestra feat. conductor: Herbert Grossman).

Read more about Hugo Weisgall on Wikipedia »

Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl (October 25, 1912 Centerville-March 4, 1996 Nashville) also known as Sarah Ophelia Colley, Pearl, Minnie or Sarah Colley was an American comedian and actor.

Her albums: Queen of The Grand Ole Opry. Genres: Country, Comedy rock and Comedy music.

Read more about Minnie Pearl on Wikipedia »

Don Gillis

Don Gillis (June 17, 1912 Cameron-January 10, 1978 Columbia) also known as Gillis, Don was an American , .

Discography: Symphony No. 4 "The Pioneers" - Piano Concerto No. 2 (Sinfonia Varsova, conductor Ian Hobson).

Read more about Don Gillis on Wikipedia »

Ingolf Dahl

Ingolf Dahl (June 9, 1912 Hamburg-August 7, 1970 Frutigen) a.k.a. Dahl, Infolf or Walter Ingolf Marcus was an American , .

Ingolf Dahl was actually a German-born American composer and conductor. He immigrated to the United States in 1939 and became an American citizen in 1944. Dahl is known for his works in the neoclassical and serialist styles of music. He taught at various universities including the University of Wisconsin and the University of Southern California, and conducted for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Dahl passed away in 1970 while on vacation in Switzerland.

Read more about Ingolf Dahl on Wikipedia »

György Sándor

György Sándor (September 21, 1912 Budapest-December 9, 2005 New York City) a.k.a. Gyorgy Sandor or Sándor, György was an American pianist.

His discography includes: Complete Solo Piano Music.

Read more about György Sándor on Wikipedia »

Related articles