Famous musicians born in the year 1934

Here are 50 famous musicians from the world were born in 1934:

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot (September 28, 1934 Paris-) also known as Bridgitte Bardot, Camille Javal, `BB`, Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot, BB or Bichette is a French singer, model, actor and activist. She has one child, Nicolas-Jacques Charrier.

Her albums include Initiales B.B., B.B., La Madrague, Brigitte Bardot Show, Best of BB, Brigitte Bardot, Tendres années 60, The Best Of Bardot, Nue au soleil and Brigitte Bardot.

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Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 New York City-June 4, 2004 Boston) otherwise known as Steven Norman Lackritz or Steven Lackritz was an American saxophonist and jazz composer.

His most recognized albums: The Beat Suite, N.Y. Capers & Quirks, Plays Thelonious Monk (Reflections), Sands, The Way, The Forest and the Zoo, Trickles, Soprano Sax, The Flame and The Window. Genres: Jazz, Dixieland and Avant-garde jazz.

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934 Westmount-) otherwise known as Leonard Norman Cohen or Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ is a Canadian writer, novelist, poet, musician, singer-songwriter, actor and film score composer. He has two children, Lorca Cohen and Adam Cohen.

His albums include Songs of Love and Hate, Live Songs, New Skin for the Old Ceremony, The Best of Leonard Cohen, Death of a Ladies' Man, Recent Songs, Highlights, Various Positions, I'm Your Man and I'm Your Man. Genres: Folk music, Pop music, World music, Folk rock, Rock music, Blues, Spoken word, Synthpop, Pop rock and Soft rock.

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Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein (September 19, 1934 Liverpool-August 27, 1967 London) a.k.a. Brian Samuel Epstein, Epstein, Brian or Eppie was an English talent manager, businessperson, actor and impresario.

He is most famously known for managing The Beatles, shaping the band's image and helping them become a global phenomenon. Epstein also managed other musicians such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, and Billy J. Kramer.

Aside from his success in the music industry, Epstein also had an interest in theater and managed several successful stage productions in the 1960s. He even dabbled in film and produced the movie "A Hard Day's Night" which starred The Beatles.

Despite his immense success, Epstein struggled with personal demons and was plagued with drug addiction and depression throughout his life. Tragically, he passed away at the age of 32 from an accidental drug overdose. Epstein's contributions to the music industry and pop culture have had a lasting impact on generations to come.

Epstein was born into a Jewish family and grew up in Liverpool, where his parents owned a furniture store. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Epstein returned to Liverpool and joined the family business. However, he soon became frustrated with his work there and started managing local musicians in his spare time.

After seeing The Beatles perform in a local club, Epstein was immediately impressed and offered to manage them. Despite having no prior experience in the music industry, he used his business savvy and personal charm to secure the band a record contract with EMI and arrange their first national tour. Under Epstein's guidance, The Beatles became a sensation both in the UK and abroad, with Epstein negotiating their every move and transforming them into a household name.

Epstein was known for his impeccable style and sophistication, and he often dressed in tailored suits and drove expensive cars. He was also openly gay at a time when it was illegal in the UK, and this led to some tensions with The Beatles and their management team. However, Epstein remained committed to his work and continued to strive for success despite his personal struggles.

The legacy of Brian Epstein continues to be celebrated by fans and industry insiders alike, with many recognizing his contributions to the growth of the music industry and his role in shaping the careers of some of the greatest musicians of all time.

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Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson (June 9, 1934 Detroit-January 21, 1984 Mount Holly) a.k.a. Jackie Wilsn, Wilson, Jackie, Jack Leroy Wilson Jr. or Jacky Wilson was an American singer, musician and singer-songwriter.

His most important albums: Higher and Higher, Mr. Excitement, Reet Petite, 20 Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits, Reet Petite, The Very Best of Jackie Wilson, The Titan of Soul, Christmas Eve With Jackie Wilson and I Get the Sweetest Feeling. Genres he performed include Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Soul music and Rock and roll.

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Harrison Birtwistle

Harrison Birtwistle (July 15, 1934 Accrington-) a.k.a. Sir Harrison Paul Birtwistle, Birtwistle, Sir Harrison Paul or Sir Harrison Birtwistle is a British composer. His child is called Adam Birtwistle.

His albums: Harrison Birtwistle: The Woman And The Hare, The Triumph of Time / Gawain's Journey (The Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Elgar Howarth), Punch and Judy (Soloists of the London Sinfonietta feat. conductor: David Atherton), Secret Theatre / Tragoedia / Five Distances / Three Settings of Celan (Pierre Boulez, Ensemble Intercontemporain), The Fields of Sorrow / Verses for Ensembles / Nenia: The Death of Orpheus, Music for Winds and Percussion, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum / Silbury Air / Secret Theatre (London Sinfonietta), Refrains and Choruses (Galliard Ensemble), Pulse Shadows and Theseus Games / Earth Dances. Genres he performed include Ballet, 20th-century classical music, Opera and Incidental music.

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Del Shannon

Del Shannon (December 30, 1934 Grand Rapids-February 8, 1990 Santa Clarita) also known as Charles Weedon Westover or Charlie Johnson was an American singer, singer-songwriter and guitarist.

His discography includes: Runaway With Del Shannon, Hats Off to Del Shannon, Little Town Flirt, Handy Man, One Thousand Six-Hundred Sixty-One Seconds of Del Shannon, This Is My Bag, The Further Adventures of Charles Westover, Drop Down and Get Me, Rock On! and 1961-1990: A Complete Career Anthology. His related genres: Hard rock, Rock music, Country rock and Country.

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Pat Boone

Pat Boone (June 1, 1934 Jacksonville-) also known as Charles Eugene Patrick Boone, Boone, Pat, Charles Eugene Boone or Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone is an American singer, musician, songwriter, actor, spokesperson, writer, film producer, singer-songwriter and presenter. His children are called Linda Boone, Laurey Boone, Debby Boone and Cherry Boone.

His albums: In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, The Best Of Pat Boone, 12 Tender Love Songs, 16 Golden Classics, 16 Original World Hits, Hymns We Love, Love Letters in the Sand, More Greatest Hits, Pat Boone's Greatest Hits and Pat Boone. Genres he performed: Rhythm and blues, Blues, Ballad, Pop music, Christian music, Country, Rock and roll and Gospel music.

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Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch (March 22, 1934 Pittsburgh-) also known as Orrin Grant Hatch, Orrin G. Hatch, Orrin G Hatch, Senator Orrin Hatch, Sen. Hatch or Senator Hatch is an American lawyer, writer and politician. He has six children, Scott Hatch, Brent Hatch, Kimberly Hatch, Alysa Hatch, Marcia Hatch and Jesse Hatch.

His albums: My God Is Love. His related genres: Christian music.

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Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli (May 3, 1934 Newark-) a.k.a. Francis Castelluccio, Francis Stephen Castelluccio, Frankie Valley, Frankie Vally or Francesco Stephen Castelluccio is an American singer and actor. He has six children, Francesco Valli, Emilio Valli, Brando Valli, Antonia Valli, Francine Valli and Celia Valli.

His most important albums: The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore), Closeup, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Gold Greatest Hits, Swearin' to God, My Eyes Adored You, Boomerang / Look at the World It's Changing, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Fallen Angel and Greatest Hits, Volume 1. Genres related to him: Pop music, Rock music, Doo-wop, Disco, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock, Blue-eyed soul, Traditional pop music and Rock and roll.

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Cedar Walton

Cedar Walton (January 17, 1934 Dallas-August 19, 2013 Brooklyn) also known as Walton, Cedar was an American jazz pianist.

His discography includes: The Promise Land, Underground Memoirs, Bambino, Composer, Latin Tinge, Manhattan Afternoon, Naima, The Trio, Volume 2, Manhattan After Hours and Spectrum. Genres he performed: Hard bop, Jazz-funk and Jazz.

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James Tenney

James Tenney (August 10, 1934 Silver City-August 24, 2006 Valencia) a.k.a. Tenney, James, James Carl Tenney or Tenney was an American composer, music theorist, film score composer, actor and teacher.

His discography includes: Forms 1-4 (disc 1), Postal Pieces, Selected Works 1961-1969 and Melody, Ergodicity and Indeterminancy.

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Marilyn Horne

Marilyn Horne (January 16, 1934 Bradford-) otherwise known as Jackie or Marilynn Horne is an American singer, actor and voice actor. She has one child, Angela Lewis.

Her albums include All Through the Night, Recital, , Lucrezia Borgia (National Philharmonic Orchestra & London Opera Chorus feat. conductor: Richard Bonynge), Il trittico: Il tabarro / Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi, Chabrier: España / Falla: El Sombrero de tres picos, La vida breve, El Amor Brujo (New York Philharmonic feat. conductor: Leonard Bernstein), The Age of Bel Canto: Operatic Scenes, Carmen, Fanfare For the Common Man / Appalachian Spring / El salón México / Dance Symphony / Rodeo Dances / Lincoln Portrait / Old American Songs / Music for Movies and .

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Peter Maxwell Davies

Peter Maxwell Davies (September 8, 1934 Manchester-) also known as Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Davies, Maxwell, Maxwell Davies, Sir Peter, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies/BBC Philharmonic or Maxwell Davies, Peter, Sir is an English composer and conductor.

His albums include Eight Songs for a Mad King, Naxos Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 (Maggini Quartet), Symphony No. 1 (BBC Symphony Orchestra, feat. conductor: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies), Hymn to St. Magnus / Psalm 124 / Renaissance Scottish Dances, The Devils / The Boyfriend / Seven in Nomine, Taverner (BBC Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Oliver Knussen), Renaissance & Baroque Realisations, Mavis in Las Vegas, Violin Concertos and . Genres: Ballet, Opera and Ballet.

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Alfred Schnittke

Alfred Schnittke (November 24, 1934 Engels, Saratov Oblast-August 3, 1998 Hamburg) also known as Альфред Гарриевич Шнитке, Альфред Гаррьевич Шнитке, A. Schnittke, Schnittke, Alfred Shnitke, Schnittke, Alfred Garyevich, A. Shnitke, Alfred Garriyevich Schnittke, Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке, Al'fred Garrievič Šnitke, Альфред Шнитке or Шнитке, Альфред Гарриевич was a Soviet composer, film score composer, pianist and teacher. He had one child, Andrei Schnittke.

His albums include Ritual, (K)ein Sommernachtstraum, Passacaglia, Seid nüchtern und wachet, Faust cantata (Malmö Symphony Orchestra), Concerto Grosso no. 1 / Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Concerto for Choir / Two Small Pieces for Organ, Choir Concerto, Symphony no. 1, Symphony no. 1, Viola Concerto / Trio Sonata, Symphony No. 2 "St. Florian" (USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir, Leningrad Philharmonic Symphonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky), Cello Concerto / Stille musik / Cello Sonata and Concerto Grosso No. 1 / Quasi una sonata / Moz-Art à la Haydn / A Paganini (Gidon Kremer). Genres: Aleatoric music, 20th-century classical music, Opera, Ballet, Chamber music, Christian music and Film score.

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Aliki Vougiouklaki

Aliki Vougiouklaki (July 20, 1934 Marousi-July 23, 1996 Athens) also known as Aliki Vuyuklaki, Aliki-Stamatina Vougiouklaki or Aliki Stamatina Vougiouklaki was a Greek actor and singer. She had one child, Giannis Papamichael.

Her albums: Cabaret, , , , , , , , and .

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Bill Chase

Bill Chase (October 20, 1934 Boston-August 9, 1974 Jackson) a.k.a. Chase, Bill or William Edward Chiaiese was an American trumpeter.

His albums: Ennea and Chase. Genres he performed: Jazz, Jazz fusion and Big Band.

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Art Porter, Sr.

Art Porter, Sr. (February 8, 1934 Little Rock-March 1, 1993) was an American , .

jazz saxophonist and flutist. He was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and began playing the saxophone at the age of nine. Porter's music career began in the late 1950s, performing with artists such as Ray Charles and B.B. King, and he later formed his own band. He was known for his smooth and soulful playing style, blending elements of jazz, R&B, and gospel music. Porter released several albums throughout his career, including "Intimacy" and "Straight to the Point." His son, Art Porter Jr., also became a successful jazz musician. Unfortunately, Porter Sr. died in a boating accident in 1993 while on tour in Thailand, cutting short a life and career that had a significant impact on the world of jazz music.

Porter Sr. was recognized as an important figure in the music industry, not just for his playing style, but for his contributions towards the advancement of jazz music. He was the chairman of the Jazz Department at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he taught and mentored many aspiring musicians. Porter Sr. also established the Art Porter Sr. Scholarship Fund to help support students pursuing music degrees at his alma mater, the Berklee College of Music in Boston. His legacy continues to inspire and influence musicians to this day, and he will always be remembered as a significant figure in the world of jazz music.

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Fairuz (November 20, 1934 Beirut-) a.k.a. Fairouz, Nouhad Wadi Haddad, Fayrouz or Nouhad Haddad is a Lebanese singer, actor and film score composer. She has four children, Ziad Rahbani, Hali Rahbani, Layal Rahbani and Rima Rahbani.

Her discography includes: Immortal Songs, Al Mahatta, Ana w Sehrani, Bint Al Harress, Kifak Inta, The Lady & The Legend, Mechwar, The Legendary Fairuz, Chillout Classics - by Ziad Rahbani and Andaloussiyat. Genres she performed: Arabic music and Lebanese Music.

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Abdullah Ibrahim

Abdullah Ibrahim (October 9, 1934 Cape Town-) otherwise known as Abdullah Abrahim, Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand), Dollar Brand, Abdullah Ebrahim, Adolph Johannes Brand or Abdullah Ibrahim Trio is a South African pianist, composer, bandleader, jazz pianist and film score composer. He has two children, Jean Grae and Tsakwe Brand.

His albums: Good News From Africa, Knysna Blue, Africa - Tears and Laughter, African Horns, African Magic, African Suite - For Trio And String Orchestra, African Sun, Best of Abdullah Ibrahim, Cape Town Flowers and Cape Town Songs: The Very Best of Abdullah Ibrahim. His related genres: Folk music, Bebop, Post-bop and Modern Creative.

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John Wimber

John Wimber (February 25, 1934 Peoria-November 17, 1997 Orange County) was an American writer.

John Wimber was not just a writer, but also a musician and a pastor. He was the founder of the Association of Vineyard Churches and played an integral role in the development of the Vineyard Movement, a Christian movement focused on contemporary worship and the belief in the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit. Wimber's teachings, books and music have had a profound impact on the Christian community, particularly in the area of worship music, and his legacy continues to be felt today. Despite his success as a pastor and writer, Wimber was known for his humility and his focus on serving others, which many have called an inspiration.

Wimber was born in Peoria, Illinois and grew up in a non-religious family. He had a troubled youth, struggling with drugs and alcohol, before he found religion in the 1960s. He became a member of the Calvary Chapel in Southern California, where he served as a musician, songwriter and eventually a pastor. In the 1980s, he left Calvary Chapel and founded the Vineyard Movement, which grew rapidly throughout the United States and around the world.

Wimber was known for his charismatic preaching style and his emphasis on personal spiritual experiences. He believed in the power of prayer to heal physical and emotional illnesses, and he encouraged his followers to seek out signs of God's presence in their daily lives. Wimber was also an advocate for social justice, and he worked to promote equality and inclusivity within the Vineyard Movement.

Despite his popularity, Wimber remained a deeply spiritual person, focusing on his relationship with God and serving others. He died in 1997 after a battle with cancer, but his teachings and legacy continue to inspire millions of people around the world.

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Dave Grusin

Dave Grusin (June 26, 1934 Littleton-) also known as David Grusin, Robert David "Dave" Grusin or Robert David Grusin is an American composer, music arranger, musician, pianist, film score composer and actor. His children are Stuart Grusin, Scott Grusin and Michael Grusin.

His albums include Mountain Dance, Cinemagic (London Symphony Orchestra feat. conductors: Dave Grusin & Harry Rabinowitz), Homage to Duke, Two for the Road: The Music of Henry Mancini, Dave Grusin Presents West Side Story, Discovered Again!, Golden Fund, Hope Floats, Random Hearts and Three Days of the Condor.

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Millicent Martin

Millicent Martin (June 8, 1934 Romford-) also known as Millicent Mary Lillian Martin is an English singer, actor and comedian.

She was born in Romford, East London, and grew up in a musical family. Martin initially pursued a career in opera, but after discovering her natural talent for comedy, she transitioned to the world of comedy and acting. She is best known for her role in the musical sitcom "That Was the Week That Was" and for her appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Martin has also had a successful stage career, starring in productions of "Side by Side by Sondheim" and "The Return of the Pink Panther". In addition to her acting and singing career, Martin has also been an avid supporter of animal welfare organizations.

She has worked closely with organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States, the RSPCA, and PETA, and has been recognized for her efforts with awards such as the Doris Day Animal Kindred Spirit Award. Martin has also been involved in various social and political movements throughout her career, particularly in regards to women's rights and issues surrounding the LGBTQ+ community. She was a vocal supporter of the decriminalization of homosexuality in the UK, and has advocated for gender equality in the entertainment industry. Martin continues to perform and make appearances in various productions and events, and remains a beloved figure in British and American entertainment.

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Jimmy Garrison

Jimmy Garrison (March 3, 1934 Miami-April 7, 1976 New York City) a.k.a. Garrison, Jimmy was an American bassist.

His discography includes: More Live at the Showboat 1963 and Illumination!. Genres he performed include Jazz.

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Yuri Vizbor

Yuri Vizbor (June 20, 1934 Moscow-September 17, 1984) also known as Юрий Визбор or Vizbor, Yuri was a Soviet , .

His discography includes: Волейбол на Сретенке, , Весь Юрий Визбор, , , , , and .

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Stanley Turrentine

Stanley Turrentine (April 5, 1934 Pittsburgh-September 12, 2000 New York City) a.k.a. Stanly Turrentine, Turrentine, Stanley or Stanley Turentine was an American musician, composer and bandleader.

His albums: If I Could, Ballads, Betcha, Don't Mess With Mister T, Let It Go, The Best of Stanley Turrentine, Up at Minton's, Volume 1, Up at Minton's, Volume 2, Midnite Jazz & Blues: Let It Be and The Story of Jazz: Stan Kenton. Genres he performed include Bebop, Hard bop, Soul jazz and Jazz blues.

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Ersel Hickey

Ersel Hickey (June 27, 1934 Brighton-July 12, 2004 Manhattan) also known as Ersel O'Hickey or Hickey, Ersel was an American songwriter and singer.

His albums include Hangin' Around / Bluebirds Over the Mountain. Genres: Rockabilly.

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Dimitris Papamichael

Dimitris Papamichael (August 29, 1934 Piraeus-August 8, 2004 Athens) a.k.a. Dimitri Papamichael or Dimitris Papamichail was a Greek actor. His child is called Giannis Papamichael.

His discography includes: and .

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Dennis Crosby

Dennis Crosby (July 13, 1934 Los Angeles-May 4, 1991 Novato) a.k.a. Dennis Michael Crosby, The Crosby Brothers or Dennis Michael Crosby Sr. was an American singer and actor. He had seven children, Denise Crosby, Gregory Crosby, Dennis Crosby Jr., Patrick Anthony Crosby, Erin Colleen Crosby, Kelly Lee Crosby and Catherine Denise Crosby.

Dennis Crosby was the son of the legendary singer and actor Bing Crosby, and he followed in his father's footsteps to become a musician and performer. During his career, he achieved moderate success as a singer, releasing several albums and appearing on his family's variety show, "The Bing Crosby Show," in the 1960s.

In addition to his music career, Dennis Crosby made a number of appearances on television and in film. He appeared in several episodes of "The Red Skelton Hour" and had a small role in the film "The Big Circus" in 1959.

Dennis Crosby struggled with personal issues throughout his life, including problems with addiction and depression. He suffered a heart attack and passed away in 1991, leaving behind a legacy as a talented performer and member of the iconic Crosby family.

In his early years, Dennis Crosby attended Loyola University in Los Angeles, but left before graduating. He then joined the United States Navy and served for a few years. After his honorable discharge, he pursued a career in music and signed with RCA Records in the late 1950s. Some of his popular songs include "A Handful of Dreams," "Too Soon to Know," and "Pledge of Love."

Despite being the son of the legendary Bing Crosby, Dennis had a strained relationship with his father. Bing was known for being distant and uninvolved in his children's lives, and Dennis was no exception. However, he maintained a close bond with his younger brother, Phillip Crosby. The two formed a musical duo known as "The Crosby Boys" and toured together during their careers.

In addition to his struggles with addiction and depression, Dennis Crosby also suffered from financial troubles, which were exacerbated by his numerous divorces. He was married four times and each of his divorces reportedly left him in a precarious financial situation.

Despite the challenges he faced, Dennis Crosby's talent as a singer and performer is still celebrated today. His daughter Denise Crosby went on to become an actress best known for her role in "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

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Eddie Harris

Eddie Harris (October 20, 1934 Chicago-November 5, 1996 Los Angeles) also known as Edward Harris or Eddie Harri was an American musician.

His albums: The In Sound, The Electrifying Eddie Harris, Artist's Choice: The Eddie Harris Anthology, Cool Sax, Warm Heart / From Hollywood to Broadway, E.H. in the U.K. / Is It In, Excursions, Exodus to Jazz, How Can You Live Like That?, I Need Some Money and Is It In. Genres: Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Soul jazz, Jazz-funk and Jazz.

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Mikel Laboa

Mikel Laboa (June 15, 1934 Pasaia-December 1, 2008 Donostia / San Sebastián) otherwise known as Mikel Laboa Mancisidor or Laboa, Mikel was a Spanish singer and songwriter.

Discography: Bat-Hiru, 14 (Hamalau), Lau Bost, Xoriek - 17, Bertold Brecht, Zuzenean II - Gernika, Ursuako Kantak, Lau herri kanta, Lekeitioak and Euskal Kanta Berria. Genres he performed: Folk music.

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Mario Davidovsky

Mario Davidovsky (March 4, 1934 Médanos, Buenos Aires-) also known as Davidovsky, Mario is an American composer and professor.

His most well known albums: Flashbacks (New York Music Ensemble & Speculum Musicae) and Salvos: Chamber Music of Mario Davidovsky (Empyrean Ensemble).

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Art Davis

Art Davis (December 5, 1934 Harrisburg-July 29, 2007 Long Beach) also known as Davis, Art was an American bassist, composer and musician.

Genres: Jazz.

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Raina Kabaivanska

Raina Kabaivanska (December 15, 1934 Burgas-) also known as Raina Yakimova is a Bulgarian singer and actor.

She is widely regarded as one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th century and is particularly celebrated for her interpretations of Italian and French opera roles. Kabaivanska studied at the State Conservatory in Sofia before winning a scholarship to study at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. She made her professional debut in 1957, singing the role of Nedda in Paggliaci, and went on to perform in many of the world's leading opera houses, including La Scala, Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera. In addition to her operatic career, Kabaivanska has also appeared in several films and is known for her humanitarian work on behalf of the Bulgarian people.

Throughout her illustrious career, Kabaivanska has been highly regarded for her versatility and her ability to adapt her vocal abilities to different musical styles. Her repertoire spans a wide range of operas, from the Baroque era to contemporary works, and she has been praised for her performances of roles such as Mimi in La bohème, Tosca, and Violetta in La traviata.

Kabaivanska has received numerous awards and honors for her contributions to music and the arts. She was named a National Artist of Bulgaria in 1977 and was awarded the Order of Stara Planina, the country's highest civilian honor, in 2003. In addition, in 1993 she was awarded the UNESCO Mozart Medal for her contributions to the arts and in 2018 she was awarded the Sofia Municipality Award for her lifetime contribution to Bulgarian culture.

Despite retiring from the stage in 1997, Kabaivanska has continued to be an advocate for the arts and has established the Raina Kabaivanska Fund, which provides scholarships, grants, and financial support to young Bulgarian artists. She has also served as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, promoting cultural exchange and understanding.

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Irena Santor

Irena Santor (December 9, 1934 Papowo Biskupie-) also known as Santor, Irena is a Polish singer.

Her albums include Duety, Moje Piosenki 4, Z tobą na zawsze and .

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Tammy Grimes

Tammy Grimes (January 30, 1934 Lynn-) also known as Tammy Grimes Slate or Tammy Lee Grimes is an American singer, actor, presenter and voice actor. She has one child, Amanda Plummer.

Discography: The Unmistakable Tammy Grimes.

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Frans Brüggen

Frans Brüggen (October 30, 1934 Amsterdam-August 13, 2014 Amsterdam) a.k.a. Frans Bruggen or Brüggen, Frans was a Dutch conductor and flutist. He had two children, Zephyr Brüggen and Eos Brüggen.

His albums include Georg Philipp Telemann: Recorder Sonatas And Fantasias, The Art of the Recorder, , , , , Mozart: Symphony No. 40 / Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Symphony No. 40, Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter", and Symphonies nos. 29, 33 & 31.

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Claudio Scimone

Claudio Scimone (December 21, 1934 Padua-) otherwise known as Scimone, Claudio is an Italian conductor and composer.

His most well known albums: Concerti per Viola D'Amore, Ermione, Antonio Salieri: Piano Concerto in B-flat, Concerto for Flute & Oboe / Francesco Salieri: Sinfonia "La tempesta di mare", 12 Concertos, op. 10, , Concierto de Aranjuez / Fantasía para un gentilhombre, 3 Violin Concertos - 5 Violin Sonatas - Cello Concerto, Flute Concertos, The Flute Concertos and 6 Concertos.

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Arthur Labatt

Arthur Labatt (May 11, 1934 Ontario-) is a Canadian , .

Arthur Labatt is a Canadian philanthropist and businessman. He is best known for being the co-founder of London Life Insurance Company, one of Canada's largest insurance companies. Born on May 11, 1934, in Ontario, Canada, Labatt graduated in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia and later completed his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. In addition to his business pursuits, Labatt has been an active philanthropist throughout his life, donating to various charitable causes across Canada. He has also served on numerous boards of directors and received many honors and awards for his contributions to business and the community.

After completing his education, Arthur Labatt began his professional career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Toronto. However, he soon joined his family business of Labatt's Brewing Company, where he worked as a research and development manager. Later, he co-founded London Life Insurance Company in 1964, which became one of the largest insurance companies in the country.

Arthur Labatt has been actively involved in philanthropic activities throughout his life. He has donated generously to several educational, healthcare, and cultural organizations in Canada, including the University of Western Ontario, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Hospital for Sick Children. He has also served on the boards of several charitable and educational institutions, including the Stratford Festival, the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada, and the Board of Governors of the University of Western Ontario.

In recognition of his contributions to business and the community, Arthur Labatt has received numerous honors and awards. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1994, and he received Canada's Volunteer Award in 2012. He has also received honorary degrees from several universities, including the University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, and the University of British Columbia.

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Freddie King

Freddie King (September 3, 1934 Gilmer-December 28, 1976 Dallas) also known as Freddy King or King, Freddie was an American singer, guitarist, musician and singer-songwriter.

His discography includes: I Love the Woman / Hide Away, Getting Ready..., All His Hits, Greatest Hits, Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King, Just Pickin': Let's Hide Away and Dance Away With Freddie King / Freddie King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals, Palace of the King, Texas Flyer, Live at the Electric Ballroom, 1974 and Texas Sensation. Genres: Blues, Funk, Rock music, Blues rock and Electric blues.

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Nimal Mendis

Nimal Mendis (March 29, 1934-) is a British singer, singer-songwriter and musician.

Genres related to him: Piano rock, Rock music and Pop music.

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Martin Charnin

Martin Charnin (November 24, 1934 New York City-) a.k.a. Marty Charnin is an American lyricist, theatre director, composer, writer and screenwriter.

He is perhaps best known for his contributions to the beloved musical "Annie." Charnin wrote the lyrics to all of the songs in the show and also served as its original director. In addition to "Annie," Charnin has worked on numerous other productions on Broadway, including "Two by Two," "Bar Mitzvah Boy," and "The First." He has received several honors for his work in the theater, including a Tony Award for Best Original Score and several Drama Desk Awards. Charnin has also worked in television and film, writing and directing for programs such as "The Love Boat" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." He continues to be an influential figure in the world of musical theater.

Charnin began his career in show business as a performer, appearing in various Off-Broadway productions and on television. He made his Broadway debut as a lyricist and composer for the musical "Hot Spot" in 1963. Throughout his career, Charnin collaborated with many well-known composers, including Charles Strouse, with whom he worked on "Annie," and Richard Rodgers, with whom he wrote the lyrics for the musical "Two by Two."

In addition to his work in theater, Charnin has also been involved in various philanthropic ventures. He founded the American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center in New York City, which celebrates the works of American composers and lyricists. Charnin is also a strong advocate for arts education and has worked with numerous organizations to promote it.

Charnin passed away on July 6, 2019 at the age of 84 but his legacy lives on through his numerous contributions to the world of musical theater.

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Shadia (February 8, 1934 Cairo-) a.k.a. Fatima Ahmad Kamal or Fatima Ahmed Kamal Shaker is an Egyptian singer and actor.

Shadia was born in Cairo to a Syrian father and an Egyptian mother. She began her career in the entertainment industry in 1949 when she joined the Studio of Egyptian Music Association. She quickly garnered attention for her beautiful voice and was soon cast in her debut film, "El-Basha'air" in 1951. Over the next several decades, she would go on to act in over 100 films, becoming one of Egypt's most beloved actresses.

In addition to her acting career, Shadia also had a successful career as a singer. She released numerous albums throughout the 1950s and 60s, and her songs became hugely popular in Egypt and the Arab world. Shadia's music was known for its romantic themes and emotional ballads, and her voice was often compared to that of Umm Kulthum, the legendary Egyptian singer.

In the 1980s, Shadia retired from acting and music and devoted herself to philanthropic work. She founded the Shadia Khalil Al-Shennawi Charitable Foundation, which provides scholarships to underprivileged students. In 1989, she was honored with the title of "Majida El-Roumi of Egypt" in recognition of her contributions to the arts.

Shadia passed away in 2017 at the age of 83. Her legacy as one of Egypt's most talented and beloved entertainers lives on.

Shadia was not only a talented singer and actress but also a trailblazer for women in the entertainment industry. She was the first Egyptian woman to star in a movie musical and also the first to be awarded the title of "Star of the Nile" by the Egyptian government. Shadia's contributions to Egyptian cinema were also recognized in 2013 when she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cairo International Film Festival. Outside of her professional achievements, Shadia was known for her kindness and generosity. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Ahmad Salem, and was deeply passionate about helping others. Even after retiring from her entertainment career, Shadia continued to be a beloved figure in Egyptian society and her philanthropic legacy continues to inspire others.

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Sam Gooden

Sam Gooden (September 2, 1934 Chattanooga-) a.k.a. Gooden, Sam is an American musician and singer.

He is best known as a member of the R&B and soul vocal group The Impressions. Gooden and the group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. He first started singing in church before joining The Roosters, a local doo-wop group in his hometown. In the late 1950s, he joined The Impressions and contributed to some of their biggest hits, including "People Get Ready," "It's All Right," and "Amen." Gooden also had a successful solo career, releasing several albums and singles throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Throughout his career, Sam Gooden has been recognized for his exceptional vocal talent and has become an influential figure in the soul and R&B genres.

In addition to being a talented musician, Sam Gooden is also an accomplished songwriter. He co-wrote several songs for The Impressions, including "I'm So Proud," "Keep on Pushing," and "We're a Winner." Gooden's songwriting skills have also been recognized outside of the group, as he has penned songs for other artists including Marlena Shaw, The Emotions, and Jerry "The Iceman" Butler.

Beyond his achievements in the music industry, Sam Gooden has also been involved in various philanthropic and community initiatives. He has worked with organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association, and has been a vocal advocate for improving healthcare access and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Despite facing numerous challenges throughout his career, including personal struggles with addiction and financial hardships, Sam Gooden has remained committed to his music and his community. He continues to perform and record music to this day, and remains a beloved figure in the music industry and beyond.

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John D. Loudermilk

John D. Loudermilk (March 31, 1934 Durham-) a.k.a. John D. Laudermilk, Ebe Sneezer, Johnny Dee or Dee, Johnny is an American songwriter and singer.

His albums include Blue Train, The Open Mind of John D Loudermilk, Tobacco Road / Midnight Bus, Suburban Attitudes In Country Verse, Love Compilation and The Best of John D. Loudermilk. Genres: Country and Pop music.

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Merle Kilgore

Merle Kilgore (August 9, 1934 Chickasha-February 6, 2005 Mexico) a.k.a. Kilgore, Merle was an American songwriter, singer, singer-songwriter and actor.

Genres he performed: Country.

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George Shirley

George Shirley (April 18, 1934 Indianapolis-) is an American singer.

He is renowned for being the first African-American tenor to hold a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera. Shirley was also the first African American to win the Richard Tucker Award in 1961. Throughout his career, he has appeared on various famous stages worldwide for more than four decades. In addition to his performing career, Shirley has also held several academic positions including professor of voice at the University of Michigan School of Music. He has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the music industry and his work in promoting diversity and inclusion in classical music.

George Shirley's musical journey began when he was a young boy. Despite growing up during a time when opportunities for African American performers were limited, he showed early promise as a singer. He went on to study at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan where he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music.

Shirley's professional career began in the early 1960s, when he joined the New York City Opera. He quickly gained recognition for his powerful voice and electrifying stage presence. His breakthrough role came in 1961, when he performed the lead in "The Lost in the Stars" by Kurt Weill. This performance earned him both critical acclaim and the prestigious Richard Tucker Award.

In 1966, Shirley made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, solidifying his place in music history as the first African American tenor to hold a leading role at the iconic venue. He continued to perform there for more than a decade, earning rave reviews for his performances in operas like "Otello" and "Aida."

Shirley's legacy extends beyond his remarkable singing career. He has been an influential educator, mentoring countless young singers and serving on the faculties of several universities, including the University of Maryland, the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, and the University of Michigan, where he taught for 30 years. In recognition of his dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion in classical music, he was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2019.

Throughout his life, George Shirley has remained committed to his art, inspiring generations of musicians and breaking barriers for performers of color.

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Dan Ingram

Dan Ingram (September 7, 1934 New York-) is an American , . His child is DJ Empress.

Dan Ingram was actually an American radio personality, known for his witty humor and distinctive voice. He rose to fame in the 1960s as a disc jockey for New York radio station WABC, where he became one of the most popular and influential DJs of the era. Ingram's career spanned several decades, and he worked for a number of different radio stations throughout his career, including WCBS-FM and WPIX-FM. He was also inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2007. In addition to his successful career in radio, Ingram was also a devoted family man and had a daughter named DJ Empress. Sadly, Dan Ingram passed away in 2018 at the age of 83, but he will always be remembered as a beloved and iconic figure in the world of radio broadcasting.

During his career, Dan Ingram was known for his quick wit, humorous on-air banter, and clever catchphrases. He was also instrumental in shaping the Top 40 radio format, which dominated the airwaves during the 1960s and '70s. Ingram's popularity extended beyond the New York market, as he was syndicated nationally, and he was also a recurring guest on television shows such as "The Dick Clark Show" and "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."

Besides his accomplishments in radio broadcasting, Dan Ingram also dabbled in acting, appearing in films such as "Playing for Keeps" and "FM." He was also an avid jazz fan and often incorporated jazz music into his radio shows.

Throughout his career, Ingram received numerous awards and honors, including the Billboard Trendsetter Award and the Marconi Radio Award for Personality of the Year. He was also known for his philanthropic efforts, dedicating much of his time and resources to various charitable organizations.

Dan Ingram's legacy continues to live on, as he remains a beloved figure among radio enthusiasts and broadcasters alike.

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Ray Walker

Ray Walker (March 16, 1934 Centreville-) also known as Walker, Ray is an American musician and bassist.

His discography includes: Ray Walker's Congregational Classics, No. 7 Congregational and I'd Rather Have Jesus.

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Pierre Perret

Pierre Perret (July 9, 1934 Castelsarrasin-) is a French singer.

Discography: 40 Ans de Chanson (disc 2), Le Meilleur de Pierre Perret, L'Intégrale, volume 7 : Pierrot les femmes, Version Pierrot: Pierre Perret chante 20 fables inspirées de Jean de La Fontaine, Du rire aux larmes, Mélangez-vous, L'Intégrale, volume 1 : Pierrot l'humour, L'Intégrale, volume 5 : Pierrot les enfants, Récital du Casino de Paris 1994 and Tendrement vôtre. Genres related to him: Pop music and Soul music.

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