Famous musicians born in the year 1915

Here are 50 famous musicians from the world were born in 1915:

Brownie McGhee

Brownie McGhee (November 30, 1915 Knoxville-February 16, 1996 Oakland) also known as Walter "Brownie" McGhee, Walter Brown McGhee, Walter McGhee, Walter Brown ("Brownie") McGhee, Blind Boy Fuller No. 2. or Brownie McGee was an American singer, musician, actor and film score composer.

His most recognized albums: The Complete Brownie McGhee, The Folkways Years, 1945-1959, Back Home Blues, Down South Summit Meeting, Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 33: Coffee House Blues, , Facts Of Life, I Couldn't Believe My Eyes Plus..., Traditional Blues sung by Brownie McGhee Vol 1 and Blues Hoot Live Recording at 'The Ash Grove'. Genres related to him: Country blues, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues and Roots revival.

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Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra (December 12, 1915 Hoboken-May 14, 1998 West Hollywood) also known as Frank Sinartra, Francis Albert Sinatra, Ol' Blue Eyes, The Sultan of Swoon, La Voz, Swoonatra, The Voice, Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra, Daddy, The Dave Clark Five, The Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Board (of Show Business), Frank or Chairman of the Board was an American singer, actor, film producer, conductor, film director and television director. He had four children, Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr. and Ronan Farrow.

Discography: Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!!, In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers, Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color, Songs for Young Lovers, Come Fly With Me, A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra, Close to You, Where Are You? and Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely. His related genres: Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big Band, Vocal music, Jazz, Vocal jazz and Easy listening.

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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 Philadelphia-July 17, 1959 New York City) also known as Billy Holliday, Eleanora Fagan Gough, Elinore Harris, billie_holiday, Lady Day, Eleanora Fagan or Billie Holiday (feat. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra) was an American singer, composer, musician, songwriter and actor.

Her albums include Fine and Mellow / Strange Fruit, God Bless the Child, Fine and Mellow, Compact Jazz: Billie Holiday, Carnegie Hall Concert, The Essence of Billie Holiday, Billie's Best, Verve Jazz Masters 12, Storyville Masters of Jazz, Volume 3: Billie Holiday and God Bless the Child. Genres she performed: Torch song, Swing music, Ballad, Traditional pop music, Jazz blues, Jazz, Vocal jazz and Blues.

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Ewan MacColl

Ewan MacColl (January 25, 1915 Broughton, Salford-October 22, 1989 Brompton, London) also known as Ewan McColl, MacColl, Ewan or James Henry Miller was an English singer, playwright, actor, songwriter, poet, record producer, film score composer and screenwriter. He had five children, Kirsty MacColl, Hamish MacColl, Neill MacColl, Calumn MacColl and Kitty MacColl.

His albums include Antiquities (disc 2), The Real MacColl, Traditional Songs and Ballads of Scotland, Black and White: The Definitive Collection, Bothy Ballads of Scotland, Chorus from the Gallows, Songs of Robert Burns, Ballads: Murder Intrigue Love Discord, The Legend of Ewan MacColl and Bundook Ballads.

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Harry Gibson

Harry Gibson (June 27, 1915 The Bronx-May 3, 1991 Brawley) also known as Harry \"The Hipster\" Gibson, Harry 'The Hipster' Gibson or Gibson, Harry "The Hipster" was an American singer.

His albums include Galactic Love. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Daniel Johnson, Sr.

Daniel Johnson, Sr. (April 9, 1915 Québec-September 26, 1968) was a Canadian politician and lawyer.

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (December 9, 1915 Jarocin-August 3, 2006 Schruns) a.k.a. Elisabeth Scwarzkopf, Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth or Olga Maria Elisabeth Friederike Schwarzkopf was a Polish singer.

Discography: , Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Sings Operetta, Diva, Lieder, , , Vier letzte Lieder, Lieder (feat. soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf), Lieder and Der Rosenkavalier. Genres: Opera and Lieder.

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David Diamond

David Diamond (July 9, 1915 Rochester-June 13, 2005 Brighton) also known as Diamond, David or David Leo Diamond was an American film score composer.

His albums include David Diamond, Volume 3, Symphony No. 3 / Romeo & Juliet / Psalm / Kaddish For Violonvello & Orchestra, String Quartets Volume 3 (Potomac String Quartet), String Quartets Volume 1 (Potomac String Quartet), String Quartets Volume 4 (Potomac String Quartet), String Quartets Volume 2 (Potomac String Quartet), Bernstein Century: American Masters: Harris, Thompson, Diamond, Symphonies 2 & 4 / Concerto for Small Orchestra (Gerard Schwarz), David Diamond Vol. Five (Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony) and David Diamond Vol. IV (Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony).

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George Perle

George Perle (May 6, 1915 Bayonne-January 23, 2009 New York City) also known as Perle, George was an American composer and music theorist.

His most important albums: Thirteen Ways.

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Alice Faye

Alice Faye (May 5, 1915 New York City-May 9, 1998 Rancho Mirage) also known as Alice Jeanne Leppert or Alice Jeanne Lepert was an American singer and actor. She had two children, Phyllis Harris and Alice Harris.

Discography: You'll Never Know - A Tribute.

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Denise Restout

Denise Restout (November 24, 1915 Paris-March 9, 2004) was a French , .

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Jeremi Przybora

Jeremi Przybora (December 12, 1915 Warsaw-March 4, 2004 Warsaw) was a Polish writer, singer, actor and comedian. He had two children, Konstanty Przybora and Marta Przybora.

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David "Honeyboy" Edwards

David "Honeyboy" Edwards (June 28, 1915 Shaw-August 29, 2011 Chicago) also known as David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Dave "Honeyboy" Edwards, David Edwards, Dave \"Honeyboy\" Edwards, Honeyboy Edwards, Honey-Boy, Honeyboy, Mr Honey, Edwards, David, Honey Boy Edwards or Edwards, Honey Boy was an American singer, musician and songwriter.

His albums include Delta Bluesman, Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas, White Windows, The World Don't Owe Me Nothing, I've Been Around and The Collected Archives. Genres he performed include Delta blues, Folk music, Jazz, Rhythm and blues and Soul music.

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Ray Ellington

Ray Ellington (March 17, 1915 Kennington-February 28, 1985) was an English singer. He had one child, Ellington.

Genres: Jazz and Blues.

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Lawrence Winters

Lawrence Winters (November 12, 1915 United States of America-September 24, 1965 Hamburg) was an American singer.

His discography includes: Porgy and Bess and Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (opera).

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Al Casey

Al Casey (September 15, 1915 Louisville-September 11, 2005) a.k.a. Casey, Al was an American guitarist and musician.

His most important albums: 'Jumpin with Al' and Buck Jumpin'.

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Bobby Hackett

Bobby Hackett (January 13, 1915 Providence-June 7, 1976 Chatham) otherwise known as Robert Leo Hackett or Hackett, Bobby was an American trumpeter, bandleader, guitarist and musician.

His albums include What a Wonderful World, Coast Concert / Jazz Ultimate, Bobby Hackett Plays Henry Mancini / Bobby Hackett Plays Bert Kaempfert, Music 'til Dawn, Soft Lights / In a Mellow Mood, Coast Concert, The Complete Capitol Bobby Hackett Solo Sessions, A String of Pearls / Trumpet's Greatest Hits, A String of Pearls and Rendezvous. Genres he performed: Dixieland, Big Band, Jazz and Swing music.

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Josef Metternich

Josef Metternich (June 2, 1915 Germany-February 21, 2005 Feldafing) a.k.a. Metternich, Josef was a German , .

Discography: .

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Jay Livingston

Jay Livingston (March 28, 1915 McDonald-October 17, 2001 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Jacob Harold Livingston or Livingston was an American singer-songwriter, composer, film score composer and actor.

His albums include Let It Ride! (1961 original Broadway cast). Genres he performed include Film score.

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Gré Brouwenstijn

Gré Brouwenstijn (August 26, 1915 Den Helder-December 14, 1999) also known as Gre Brouwenstijn was a Dutch singer.

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Billy Daniels

Billy Daniels (September 12, 1915 Jacksonville-October 7, 1988 Los Angeles) a.k.a. William Boone Daniels, William Daniels or Billy Daniel was an American singer and actor. He had seven children, Yvonne Daniels, Baroness Von Czenkow, William B. Daniels II, Bruce Daniels, Jack Daniels, Andrea Grefelt and Dominique Daniels.

His albums include Songs at Midnight.

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Germán Valdés

Germán Valdés (September 19, 1915 Mexico City-June 29, 1973 Mexico City) a.k.a. German Valdes, Germán Genaro Cipriano Gomez Valdés Castillo, German Valdes 'Tin-Tan', German Valdez 'Tin Tan', Tin Tan German Valdes, German Valdes 'Tin Tan', Germán Valdés Tin Tan, German Valdes Tin-Tan, Germán 'Tin Tan' Valdés, Germán Valdés Tin-Tan, Tin-Tan, German Valdez Tin Tan, Germán Valdés 'Tin-Tan', German Valdes `Tin-Tan', Tin-Tan 'Germán Valdés', Germán Valdés 'Tin Tan', Tin-Tan German Valdes, German Valdes Tin Tan, Tin Tan, Germán Valdéz 'Tin Tan', Tin Tan German Valdez, Tin-Tan Germán Valdés, Zamora-Valdes, Tin-Tan alias, 'Tin-Tan' German Valdes or Pachuco outfit was a Mexican singer, comedian, actor and film producer. His children are called Rosalía Valdés and Carlos Valdés .

His albums: Canciones De Sus Peliculas Vol. II and .

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Earl Wild

Earl Wild (November 26, 1915 Pittsburgh-January 23, 2010 Palm Springs) a.k.a. Wild, Earl was an American pianist.

Discography: Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor / Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Isle of the Dead / Schubert-Tausig: Marche Militaire / Weber-Tausig: Invitation to the Dance, Piano Concertos nos. 1-4 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Rhapsody in Blue, Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 98: Earl Wild and . Genres he performed: Classical music.

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Hanka Bielicka

Hanka Bielicka (November 9, 1915 Poltava Oblast-March 9, 2006 Warsaw) also known as Anna Weronika Bielicka, Hanna or Hanka was a Polish singer and actor.

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Mickey Hennessy

Mickey Hennessy (August 8, 1915 Montreal-March 5, 1991 Thunder Bay) was a Canadian politician.

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John Serry, Sr.

John Serry, Sr. (January 29, 1915 Brooklyn-March 1, 2015 Long Island) was an American organist, composer and teacher.

His discography includes: Squeeze Play and RCA Thesaurus. Genres he performed include Jazz, Big Band and Classical music.

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Gus Viseur

Gus Viseur (May 15, 1915 Lessines-August 25, 1974 Paris) otherwise known as Viseur, Gus, Gustave-Joseph Viseur, Gustave Viseur or Gus Viseur et son orchestre was a Belgian accordionist and composer.

His albums include Gus Viseur, , and 1942-1952.

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Olavi Virta

Olavi Virta (February 27, 1915 Sysmä-July 14, 1972 Tampere) also known as Virta, Olavi, Ola Virta, Oskari Olavi Ilmen or Oskari Olavi "Ola" Virta was a Finnish film score composer, singer, actor and musician. He had three children, Pauli Virta, Sheila Virta and Harriet Virta.

His albums include Mestari: Legendan ääni elää - 100 unohtumatonta ikivihreää, 20 suosikkia 2: Keinu kanssani, Hopeinen kuu, Kootut Levyt Osa 18 1955, Kootut Levyt Osa 21, Olavi Virta, Unohtumattomat 1 (disc 1), Unohtumattomat 5 (1950), and Kootut levyt, osa 28: 1960-1962.

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Sixto Palavecino

Sixto Palavecino (March 31, 1915-March 1, 2015) was an Argentine fiddler.

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Jane Jarvis

Jane Jarvis (October 31, 1915 Vincennes-January 25, 2010 Englewood) was an American jazz pianist.

Genres she performed include Jazz.

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Taranath Rao

Taranath Rao (March 6, 1915 Mangalore-March 1, 1991) was an Indian , .

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Milt Buckner

Milt Buckner (July 10, 1915 St. Louis-July 27, 1977 Chicago) also known as Milt Bruckner or Buckner, Milt was an American organist and jazz pianist.

His albums include Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Milt Buckner 1946-1951, Rockin' Hammond, Send Me Softly, Blues and Bounce !, Jazz in Paris: Lionel Hampton and His French New Sound, Volume 2, Rockin With Milt, Birthday Party for H.G.B.S., Please Mr. Organ Player, More Chords and Play Chords. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Rex Gallion

Rex Gallion (October 2, 1915-March 1, 1975) was an American , .

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Alfredo Gil

Alfredo Gil (August 15, 1915 Teziutlán-October 10, 1999 Mexico City) also known as El güero, Alfredo Bojalil Gil or El Guero was a Mexican singer and actor.

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Dean Dixon

Dean Dixon (January 10, 1915 Harlem-November 3, 1976 Zug) was an American conductor and musician.

His related genres: Classical music.

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Billy Bauer

Billy Bauer (November 14, 1915 New York City-June 16, 2005) otherwise known as Bauer, Billy was an American , .

His albums include Plectrist. Genres he performed: Cool jazz and Jazz.

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Owen Bradley

Owen Bradley (October 21, 1915 Westmoreland-January 7, 1998 Nashville) otherwise known as Bradley, Owen was an American record producer and musician.

His albums: Joyous Bells of Christmas. Genres related to him: Country.

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Gică Petrescu

Gică Petrescu (April 2, 1915 Bălcești-June 18, 2006) also known as Gica Petrescu, Petrescu, Gică or Petrescu was a Romanian singer.

His albums include Muzică de colecție, Cu păhărelul după mine, Muzică de colecție, volumul 88, Eternul Gică, Greatest Hits, Romanțe, Discul de aur, O viață dedicată cântecului and Hai să bem un păhărel. Genres: Folk music, Pop music and Light music.

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Eddie Heywood

Eddie Heywood (December 4, 1915 Atlanta-January 3, 1989 North Miami) also known as Heywood, Eddie was an American jazz pianist.

Discography: The Chronological Classics: Eddie Heywood 1944-1946, The Chronological Classics: Eddie Heywood 1944, The Chronological Classics: Eddie Heywood 1946-1947, The Chronological Classics: Eddie Heywood 1950-1951 and Soft Summer Breeze.

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Aurora Miranda

Aurora Miranda (April 20, 1915 Rio de Janeiro-December 22, 2005 Leblon) also known as Aurora Miranda da Cunha, Aurora or Aurora Miranda of Brazil was a Brazilian singer and actor. Her children are Gabriel Richaid and Maria Paula Richaid.

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Conrad O. Johnson

Conrad O. Johnson (November 15, 1915 Victoria-February 3, 2008) also known as Conrad Johnson was an American musician.

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Jenny Lou Carson

Jenny Lou Carson (January 13, 1915 Decatur-December 16, 1978 Los Angeles) was an American songwriter, singer and singer-songwriter.

Genres she performed include Country.

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Memphis Slim

Memphis Slim (September 3, 1915 Memphis-February 24, 1988 Paris) also known as John Len Chatman, Peter Chatman, John Chatman, P Chatman or Memphis Sim was an American singer, musician, composer and bandleader.

His discography includes: The Blues Collection 13: Beer Drinkin' Woman, Every Day I Have The Blues, Harlem Bound, Memphis Heat, Rockin' the Blues, Born With The Blues, Live At Ronnie Scott's, Mother Earth / Really Got the Blues, I Am The Blues and Messin' Around. Genres related to him: Blues.

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Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax (January 31, 1915 Austin-July 19, 2002 Safety Harbor) otherwise known as Lomax, Alan was an American musician, author, songwriter, documentary filmmaker, folklorist, ethnomusicologist, writer and historian. His child is Anna Lomax Wood.

His discography includes: Negro Work and Call, Songs of Christmas from the Alan Lomax Collection, Sounds of the South, Cowboy Songs, Singing in the Streets: Scottish Children's Songs, Caribbean Voyage - Brown Girl in the Ring, Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales: Songs of Seduction, World Library of Folk & Primitive Music, Volume 1: England, Italian Treasury: Liguria: Baiardo and Imperia and Caribbean Voyage: Trinidad: Carnival Roots.

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Johnny Shines

Johnny Shines (April 26, 1915 Frayser-April 20, 1992 Tuscaloosa) also known as Shines, Johnny, Johny Shines, Shoeshine Johnny (Johnny Shines) or John Ned Shines was an American musician, singer, guitarist and actor.

His albums: Evening Shuffle: The Complete J.O.B. Recordings 1952-53, Johnny Shines, Mr. Cover Shaker, Too Wet To Plow, Worried Blues Ain't Bad, The Blues Collection 87: Ramblin' Blues, Johnny Shines and Company, Sittin' on Top of the World, Johnny Shines With Big Walter Horton and The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions. Genres he performed include Blues and Jump blues.

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Harry "Sweets" Edison

Harry "Sweets" Edison (October 10, 1915 Columbus-July 29, 1999 Columbus) also known as Sweets Edison, Harry Edison or Sweets was an American trumpeter and musician. He had one child, Helena Edison.

His albums: Sweets, For My Pals, Live at the Iridium, Sweets For The Sweet, Jazz Giants '58, Ben and 'Sweets', Patented by Edison, Edison's Lights, Oscar Peterson + Harry Edison + Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson and Sonny, Sweets & Jaws. Genres: Jazz and Swing music.

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Martha Tilton

Martha Tilton (November 14, 1915 Corpus Christi-December 8, 2006 Brentwood) also known as The Liltin' Miss Tilton, Liltin' Martha Tilton, "Liltin' Miss Martha Tilton.", Liz Tilton, Martha Tilton With Orchestra or Tilton, Martha With Orchestra was an American singer and actor.

Her most important albums: The Liltin' Miss Tilton: Complete Capitol Sessions and The Angels Cried / I'll Remember April. Genres she performed include Traditional pop music, Swing music and Jazz.

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Willie Dixon

Willie Dixon (July 1, 1915 Vicksburg-January 29, 1992 Burbank) also known as Dixon, Willie, Willie James Dixon, William James Dixon, The Poet Laureate of the Blues, The Father of Modern Chicago Blues or William James "Willie" Dixon was an American record producer, songwriter, singer, musician, music arranger and professional boxer.

His albums: Mojo Workin', Big Three Trio, Hidden Charms, The Chess Box, Volume 2, The Original Wang Dang Doodle, The Chess Recordings & More, Walking the Blues / Crazy for My Baby, Ginger Ale Afternoon, Poet of the Blues, I Am the Blues and Working on the Blues, Volume 1. Genres he performed: Blues, Chicago blues, Rock music, Jump blues, Rhythm and blues, Gospel music and Rock and roll.

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Wynonie Harris

Wynonie Harris (August 24, 1915 Omaha-June 14, 1969 Los Angeles) also known as Harris, Wynonie was an American singer and musician.

Related albums: Wasn't That Good / Mama Your Daughter's Done Lied on Me, Rockin' the Blues, The Chronological Classics: Wynonie Harris 1945-1947, Bloodshot Eyes: The Best of Wynonie Harris, Rugged Road / Come Back, Baby, Rebecca's Blues / I Got a Lying Woman, Wynonie's Blues / Somebody Changed the Lock on My Door, The Chronological Classics: Wynonie Harris 1944-1945, My Baby's Barrel House / Drinkin' by Myself and Around the Clock Blues. Genres he performed include Jump blues, Blues, Rhythm and blues and Swing music.

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Buddy Johnson

Buddy Johnson (January 10, 1915 Darlington-February 9, 1977 New York City) also known as Woodrow Wilson Johnson or Johnson, Buddy was an American , .

Discography: Jukebox Hits (1940-1951) and Go Ahead And Rock.

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