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Number of Records Matching Query: 1340
 
45 RPM GRAMOPHONE RECORD
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 1 January 1949
Description: 7 remained the standard size for vinyl singles, 12 singles were introduced for use by DJs in discos in the 1970s.
Summary: 45 rpm gramophone record. The most common form of the vinyl single is the 45 or 7 inch, the names are derived from its play speed, 45 rpm and the standard diameter 7 (18 cm). The 7 45 rpm record was introduced in 1949 by RCA as a smaller, more durable and higher-fidelity replacement for the 78 rpm shellac discs.

78 RPM RECORD
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 29 September 1894
Description: By 1925, the speed became standardized at a nominal value of 78 rpm (Revolutions Per Minute).
Summary: Early disc recordings were produced in a variety of speeds ranging from 60 to 130 rpm, and a variety of sizes. As early as 1894, Emile Berliner's United States Gramophone Company was selling single-sided 7" discs with an advertised standard speed of "about 70 rpm".

ADOLPH RICKENBACKER
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 19 March 1976
Description: Adolph Rickenbacker died from cancer in Orange County, California in 1976 at the age of 90.
Summary: Adolph Rickenbacker (April 1, 1886 – March 1976) A Swiss-American who founded the Rickenbacker guitar company. Rickenbacker, not convinced of the guitar business's potential, continued manufacturing until 1953, when he sold his company to Francis Cary Hall, a forerunner of the Southern California electric guitar boom.

ADOLPH RICKENBACKER
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 1 April 1886
Description: Manufaturer, USA

ADRIAN ROLLINI
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 28 June 1903
Description: Saxophonist, USA

ADRIAN ROLLINI
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 15 May 1856
Description: Saxophonist, USA

AL ROKER
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 20 August 1954
Description: News Caster, USA

ALEX RAYMOND
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 2 October 1909
Description: Cartoonist - U.S.A.
Summary: Creator and artist of comic strip character of "FLASH GORDON".”

ALLEN REED
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 20 August 1907
Description: Actor, USA

ALLEN REED
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 14 June 1977
Description: Actor, USA

ALVIN ROBINSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 22 December 1937
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA

ALVIN ROBINSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 25 January 1989
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA

AMANDA REDMAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 12 August 1957
Description: Actress, UK

ANDRE RIEU
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 1 October 1949
Description: Conductor, violinist

ANN RUTHERFORD
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 2 November 1917
Description: Actress, USA

ANN RUTHERFORD
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 11 June 2012
Description: Actress, USA

ANNA RABSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 12 April 1945
Description: Guitarist, Singer, USA

ANNA RABSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 30 January 2013
Description: Guitarist, Singer, USA

ANTON RUBINSTEIN
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 28 November 1829
Description: Pianist,

ANTON RUBINSTEIN
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 20 November 1894
Description: Pianist,

ARLON ROTH
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 30 October 1952
Description: Guitarist, author, instructor, USA

ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 28 January 1887
Description: Pianist, Poland

ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 20 March 1982
Description: Pianist, Poland

AUSTRALIAN PERFORMING RIGHT ASSOCIATION
EVENT
 
Event Date: Wednesday 1 September 1926
Description: APRA was established in 1926 by a number of companies including J. Albert & Son.
Summary: The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) is a copyright collective representing New Zealand and Australian composers, lyricists and music publishers. APRA was established in 1926 by a number of companies including J. Albert & Son to represent the interests of Australasian music copyright holders.

AXL ROSE
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 6 February 1962
Description: Vocalist, USA

BARBARA RUSH
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 4 January 1927
Description: Actress, USA

BARNEY RAPP
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 25 March 1900
Description: Drummer, Band Leader, USA

BARNEY RAPP
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 12 December 1970
Description: Drummer, Band Leader, USA

BARRY RYAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 24 October 1948
Description: Vocalist, UK

BEATLES - FIRST LIVE RECORDINGS
EVENT
 
Event Date: Monday 31 December 1962
Description: Recorded this on a Grundig home tape recorder at 3 3/4 ips during a performance at Hamburgs Star Club on December 31, 1962.
Summary: 1st Live Recordings is a two-volume album series released by Pickwick Records in 1979 containing a live performance by The Beatles. Liverpool singer, King Size Taylor, recorded this on a Grundig home tape recorder at 3 3/4 ips during a performance at Hamburg's Star Club on December 31, 1962.

BEN RALEIGH
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 16 June 1913
Description: Composer

BEN RALEIGH
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 26 February 1997
Description: Composer

BERT RUITER
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 26 November 1946
Description: Bassist, Netherlands

BIG BOPPER - JP RICHARDSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 24 October 1930
Description: Vocalist , DJ, USA

BIG BOPPER - JP RICHARDSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 3 February 1959
Description: Vocalist , DJ, USA

BILL ROBINSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 25 May 1878
Description: Dancer, actor

BILL ROBINSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 25 November 1949
Description: Dancer, actor

BILLY JOE ROYAL
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 3 April 1942
Description: Vocalist, USA

BILLY LEE RYLEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 5 October 1933
Description: Vocalist, USA

BILLY RAY CYRUS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 25 August 1961
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA

BILLY ROSE
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 6 September 1899
Description: Impresario, theatrical showman, lyricist, US

BILLY ROSE
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 10 February 1966
Description: Impresario, theatrical showman, lyricist, US

BILLY RUSH MASTERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 15 September 1950
Description: Composer, Arranger. Guitarist, USA

BILLY RUSH MASTERS
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 2 July 1981
Description: Composer, Arranger. Guitarist, USA

BOB RANDALL
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 9 June 1934
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia

BOB RUSSELL (SONGWRITER)
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 25 April 1914
Description: Composer, USA

BOBBY RAMIREZ
EVENT
 
Event Date: 24 July
Summary: DIES AFTER BAR FIGHT IN CHICAGO AGED 23 DRUMMER OF "WHITE TRASH"

BOBBY REMIREZ
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 24 July 1972
Description: Drummer

BOBBY ROBINSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 16 April 1917
Description: Record producer, USA

BOBBY ROBINSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 7 January 2011
Description: Record producer, USA

BOBBY ROGERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 19 February 1940
Description: Vocalist, USA

BOBBY ROGERS
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 3 March 2013
Description: Vocalist, USA

BOBBY ROSENGARDEN
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 23 April 1924
Description: Drummer, USA

BOBBY ROSENGARDEN
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 27 February 2007
Description: Drummer, USA

BOBBY RUSSELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 19 April 1940
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

BOBBY RUSSELL
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 19 November 1992
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

BOBBY RYDELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 26 April 1942
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Drummer, USA

BONNIE RAITT
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 8 November 1949
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

BOOTS RANDOLPH
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 3 June 1927
Description: Saxophonist, USA

BOOTS RANDOLPH
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 3 July 2007
Description: Saxophonist, USA

BRAD ROBINSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 13 October 1996
Description: Guitarist, Australia

BRAD ROBINSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 13 October 1996
Description: Guitarist,Vocalist, Compose, Australia

BRANSCOMBE RICHMOND
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 8 August 1956
Description: Vocalist , Actor

BRIAN RAY
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 4 January 1955
Description: Guitarist, USA

BRIAN ROBERTSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 12 September 1956
Description: Guitarist, UK

BUCK RAM
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 21 November 1907
Description: Composer, Management

BUCK RAM
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 1 January 1991
Description: Composer, Management

BUDDY HOLLY - RECORDS FOR THE LAST TIME
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 23 January 1959
Description: He recorded for the last time in his home alone on an old ampex recorder, 1959.
Summary: Holly was offered a spot in the Winter Dance Party, a three-week tour across the Midwest opening on January 23, 1959, by the GAC agency. He recorded for the last time in his home alone on an old ampex recorder, 1959.

BUDDY RICH
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 30 September 1917
Description: Drummer, USA

BUDDY RICH
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 2 April 1987
Description: Drummer, USA

BURT REYNOLDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 11 February 1936
Description: Actor. USA

CALVIN RUSSELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 1 November 1948
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA

CALVIN RUSSELL
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 3 April 2011
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA

CARL RADLE
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 18 June 1942
Description: Bassist, USA

CARL RADLE
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 30 May 1980
Description: Bassist, USA

CARL REINER
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 20 March 1922
Description: Actor, Director, Film director, USA

CAROL RICHARDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 6 June 1922
Description: Vocalist, USA

CAROL RICHARDS
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 16 March 2007
Description: Vocalist, USA

CATHY RICHARDSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 21 February 1969
Description: Vocalist, USA

CATHY RICHARDSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 21 February 1969
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter, USA

CHAN ROMERO
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 7 July 1941
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA

CHARLES RINGLING
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 2 December 1863
Description: Promoter, USA

CHARLES RINGLING
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 3 December 1926
Description: Promoter, USA

CHARLIE RICH
EVENT
 
Event Date: 9 August
Summary: RECORDS AT SUN STUDIOS THE SONG AND FIRST VERSION OF "SITTIN AND THINKIN". 1962 DIE JULY 25, 1995

CHARLIE RICH
EVENT
 
Event Date: 17 September
Summary: RECORDS AT THE SUN STUDIOS. 1958

CHARLIE RICH
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 14 December 1932
Description: Vocalist, Composer,Pianist, UK

CHARLIE RICH
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 25 July 1995
Description: Vocalist, Composer,Pianist, UK

CHERYL REYNOLDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 7 March 1981
Description: a very nice daughter

CHIPS RAFFERTY
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 26 March 1909
Description: Actor, Australia

CHOPPER READ
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 17 November 1954
Description: Australian criminal and author.

CHOPPER READ
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 9 October 2013
Description: Australian criminal and author.

CHRIS ROCK
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 7 February 1966
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA

CHRISTOPHER REEVE
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 25 September 1952
Description: Actor, USA

CHRISTOPHER REEVE
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 11 October 2004
Description: Actor, USA

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 21 August 1920
Description: Character in Book - U.K.
Summary: Robin was actually written into "Winnie The Pooh" books by author A.A.Milne.

CHUCK RAINEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 17 June 1940
Description: Bassist, USA

CLAUDE RAINS
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 10 November 1925
Description: Actor, UK

CLAUDE RAINS
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 30 May 1967
Description: Actor, UK

CLIFF RICHARD
EVENT
 
Event Date: 6 April
Summary: 1968.CAME IN AT SECOND PLACE AT "THE EURO VISION SONG OF THE YEAR" WITH "CONGRATULATIONS"

CLIFF RICHARD
EVENT
 
Event Date: 5 May
Summary: COLLECTS GOLD DISC FOR "THE YOUNG ONES "1962

CLIFF RICHARD
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 14 October 1940
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK

CLIFF RICHARD OFFICIAL
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 14 October 1940
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK

CLIFF ROBERTSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 9 September 1925
Description: Actor, US

CLIFF ROBERTSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 10 September 2011
Description: Actor, US

CLODAGH RODGERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 5 March 1947
Description: Vocalist, UK

COC ROBICHEAUX
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 25 October 1947
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

COC ROBICHEAUX
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 25 November 2011
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

COLUMBIA RECORDS
EVENT
 
Event Date: 21 June
Summary: DISPLAY THEIR 33/3rd. RECORD. 1948.

COLUMBIA RECORDSSTATE THAT ALL POP
EVENT
 
Event Date: 7 April
Summary: RELEASES WOULD BE ON 45's REPLACING THE OUT OF DATE 78 RECORDINGS.1956

CONRAD REEDER
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 24 January 1954
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, writer, USA

CORINNE BAILEY RAE
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 26 February 1979
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK

CRAIG ROBERTS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 15 February 1946
Description: Composer, Guitarist, Vocalist, Australia

CURLEY RUSSELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 19 March 1917
Description: Bassist, US

CURLEY RUSSELL
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 3 July 1986
Description: Bassist, US

DALE ROBERTSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 14 July 1923
Description: Actor, USA

DALE ROBERTSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 27 February 2013
Description: Actor, USA

DAN ROWAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 22 July 1922
Description: Actor and Comedian, USA

DAN ROWAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 22 September 1987
Description: Actor and Comedian, USA

DANIEL RADCLIFFE
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 23 July 1989
Description: Actor, UK

DANNY LA RUE
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 26 July 1927
Description: Ffemale impersonator.

DANNY LA RUE
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 31 May 2009
Description: Ffemale impersonator.

DANNY RAPP
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 10 May 1941
Description: Vocalist, USA

DANNY RAPP
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 5 April 1983
Description: Vocalist, USA

DANNY ROBINSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 15 March 1947
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Australia

DAVE "CHICO" RYAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 9 April 1948
Description: Vocalist, USA

DAVE "CHICO" RYAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 26 July 1998
Description: Vocalist, USA

DAVE VAN RONK
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 30 June 1936
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, UK

DAVE VAN RONK
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 10 December 2002
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, UK

DAVID LEE ROTH
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 10 October 1955
Description: Vocalist, USA

DAVID REYNE
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 14 May 1959
Description: Actor, Musician, Television Presenter, Australia

DAVID ROCKOLA
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 23 January 1897
Description: Founder Juke Boxes, Canada

DAVID ROCKOLA
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 26 January 1993
Description: Founder Juke Boxes, Canada

DAVID ROSE
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 15 June 1910
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, Composer, Conductor

DAVID ROSE
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 23 August 1990
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, Composer, Conductor

DAVID ROWNTREE
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 8 May 1964
Description: Drummer, UK

DAVID RUFFIN
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 18 January 1941
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Composer, USA

DAVID RUFFIN
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 6 January 1991
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Composer, USA

DAVID SAVILLE - ROSS BAGDASARIAN, SR.
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 27 January 1919
Description: Voca, Actor, Record Producer.USA

DAVID SAVILLE - ROSS BAGDASARIAN, SR.
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 16 January 1972
Description: Voca, Actor, Record Producer.USA

DEAN READ
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 17 June 1986
Description: Vocalist

DEBBIE REYNOLDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 1 April 1932
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer, USA

DEBORAH RAFFIN
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 13 March 1953
Description: Actress, USA

DEBORAH RAFFIN
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 21 November 2012
Description: Actress, USA

DECCA RECORDS
EVENT
 
Event Date: 1 June
Summary: RELEASE RECORDINGS. 33 1/3. 1950 FIRST LONG PLAYING DISCS.

DEE DEE RAMONE
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 18 September 1952
Description: Bassist, USA

DEE DEE RAMONE
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 5 June 2002
Description: Bassist, USA

DEKE RICHARDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 8 August 1944
Description: Songwriter and record producer, USA

DEKE RICHARDS
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 23 March 2013
Description: Songwriter and record producer, USA

DEL REEVES
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 14 July 1934
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

DEL REEVES
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 1 January 2007
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

DELLA REESE
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 6 July 1931
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA

DEMIS ROUSSOS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 15 June 1947
Description: Vocalist, Bass guitarist, Egypt

DENISE RICHARDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 17 February 1971
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA

DEWEY REDMAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 17 May 1931
Description: Saxophonist, USA

DEWEY REDMAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 2 September 2006
Description: Saxophonist, USA

DIANA RIGG
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 20 July 1928

DIANA ROSS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 26 March 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA

DIANA ROSS LEAVES THE SUPREMES
EVENT
 
Event Date: Wednesday 14 January 1970
Description: Ross made her final appearance with the Supremes
Summary: Motown initially conceived of a solo career for Diana Ross in 1966, but did not act on it until 1968. Ross made her final appearance with the Supremes at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas on January 14, 1970.

DIANE RAY
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 1 September 1942
Description: Vocalist, USA

DICK ROWE
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 6 June 1986
Description: Management

DIG RICHARDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 12 September 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia

DIG RICHARDS
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 16 February 1982
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia

DJANGO REINHARDT
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 24 January 1910
Description: Guitarist, Belgium

DJANGO REINHARDT
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 16 May 1953
Description: Guitarist, Belgium

DON RICH
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 15 August 1941
Description: Guitarist, USA

DON RICH
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 17 July 1974
Description: Guitarist, USA

DON RICH - KILLED
EVENT
 
Event Date: Wednesday 17 July 1974
Description: Don Rich, a key member of Buck Owens
Summary: Don Rich, a key member of Buck Owens' backing band, The Buckaroos, is killed in a motorcycle crash on State Route 99 north of Bakersfield, California; he was 32. Owens is deeply saddened by Rich's death, and it will gravely affect his career for many years.

DON RICKLES
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 8 May 1926
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA

DONNA REED
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 27 January 1921
Description: Actress, USA

DONNA REED
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 14 January 1986
Description: Actress, USA

DUSTY RANKIN
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 8 February 1924
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Australia

ED ROBERTS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 24 April 1936
Description: Vocalist, USA

ED ROBERTS
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 15 August 1993
Description: Vocalist, USA

EDDI READER
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 29 August 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Record producer, Scotland

EDDIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS
EVENT
 
Event Date: 26 September
Summary: MARRY IN 1955.

EDDIE RABBITT
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 27 November 1944
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

EDDIE RABBITT
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 7 May 1997
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

EDDY RAVEN
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 19 August 1944
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA

EDMUNDO ROS
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 7 December 1910
Description: Vocalist and band leader, USA

EDWARD G ROBINSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 12 December 1893
Description: Actor, USA

EDWARD G ROBINSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 26 January 1973
Description: Actor, USA

ELVIS - FIRST RECORDING
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 18 July 1952
Description: Elvis Presley makes his first recordings."My Happiness" and "Thats when the heart ache begins"
Summary: He began his career recordings (1953–55) when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips. In August 1953, Presley walked into the offices of Sun Records. He aimed to pay for a few minutes of studio time to record a two-sided acetate disc: "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin".

EMILY REMLER
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 18 September 1957
Description: Vocalist, Guitar, USA

EMILY REMLER
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 4 May 1990
Description: Vocalist, Guitar, USA

EMILY ROBISON
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 16 August 1972
Description: Songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist,

EMITT RHODES
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 25 February 1950
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Record Producer, Dancer, USA

FELIPE ROSE
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 12 January 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA

FENTON ROBINSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 23 September 1935
Description: Guitarist, USA

FENTON ROBINSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 26 November 1997
Description: Guitarist, USA

FIRST JAZZ RECORD USA
EVENT
 
Event Date: 7 March
Summary: BY "THE DIXIE JAZZ BAND ONE STEP" IN 1917

FIRST MUSIC RECORDING
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 29 June 1888
Description: At Crystal Palace, UK 1888. Thomas Edison (Disputed)
Summary: CRYSAL PALACE, UK IN 1888. THOMAS EDISONS EQUIPMENT WAS USED. The phonograph (sound writer), record player, or gramophone (letter + sound) is a device introduced in 1877 that continued common use until the 1980s for reproducing (playing) sound recordings, although when first developed, the phonograph was used to both record and reproduce sounds.

FIRST RADIO ADVERTISEMENT
EVENT
 
Event Date: 24 December
Summary: WAS IN 1906. BRENT ROCK, MASSACHUSETTS. USA. BY PROFESSOR REGINALD AUBREY FESSENDEN.

FIRST ROCK CLUB IN LONDON
EVENT
 
Event Date: 24 August
Summary: OPENED IN 1956

FIRST ROCK RIOT
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 21 March 1952
Description: First reported Rock and roll riot breaks out.
Summary: March 21 – First reported Rock and roll riot breaks out at Alan Freed's Moondog Coronation Ball in Cleveland, Ohio. Teenage excitement is blamed for the frenzy

FM RADIO
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 5 January 1940
Summary: DEMONSTRATED IN PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1940

FRANCIS ROSSI
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 29 May 1949
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK

FRANK RICOTTI
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 31 January 1949
Description: Vibraphonist, UK

FRANKIE LAINE SETS RECORD
EVENT
 
Event Date: Thursday 1 January 1953
Description: Frankie Laine sets the all-time United Kingdom record for weeks at Number One
Summary: Frankie Laine sets the all-time United Kingdom record for weeks at Number One in a given year on the UK Singles Chart, when his hit singles "Answer Me," "Hey Joe!" and "I Believe" held the top slot for 27 weeks: a little over half a year. "I Believe," which was Number One for 18 weeks also holds the all-time record for a single. Over 50 years later, both records still hold.

FRED ROSE
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 24 August 1897
Description: Pulisher, Songwriter, Producer, USA

FRED ROSE
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 1 December 1954
Description: Pulisher, Songwriter, Producer, USA

GABRIELLE ROTH
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 4 April 1941
Description: Dancer, USA

GABRIELLE ROTH
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 22 October 2012
Description: Dancer, USA

GARRY ROBERTS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 16 June 1950
Description: Guitarist, Ireland

GENYA RAVAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 19 April 1942
Description: Vocalist, UK

GEORGE REEVES
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 5 January 1914
Description: Actor, USA

GEORGE REEVES
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 16 June 1959
Description: Actor, USA

GEORGE REID
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 25 February 1845
Description: An Australian politician, Premier of New South Wales and the fourth Prime Minister of Australia.
Summary: Sir George Houstoun Reid, GCB, GCMG, KC (25 February 1845 – 12 September 1918) was an Australian politician, Premier of New South Wales and the fourth Prime Minister of Australia. He died suddenly in London in September 1918, aged 73.

GEORGE RUSSELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 23 June 1923
Description: Pianist, Teacher, US

GERRY RAFFERTY
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 16 April 1947
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK

GERRY RAFFERTY
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 3 January 2011
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK

GILL ROBBINS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 3 April 1931
Description: Vocalist , Actor, USA

GILL ROBBINS
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 5 April 2011
Description: Vocalist , Actor, USA

GINGER ROGERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 16 July 1911
Description: Actress, Dancer, USA

GINGER ROGERS
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 25 April 1995
Description: Actress, Dancer, USA

GIOACHINO ROSSINI - (1792 - 1868)
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 29 February 1792
Description: Composer, Italy

GIOACHINO ROSSINI - (1792 - 1868)
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 13 November 1868
Description: Composer, Italy

GLENDA RAYMOND
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 22 October 1922
Description: Vocalist, Soprano, Australia

GLENDA RAYMOND
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 3 May 2003
Description: Vocalist, Soprano, Australia

GRAND OLE OPRY - RE-LOCATES
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 16 March 1974
Description: The Grand Ole Opry moves from the Ryman Auditorium, its home of the past 41 years.
Summary: The Grand Ole Opry moves from the Ryman Auditorium, its home of the past 41 years, to the newly constructed 4,400 Grand Ole Opry House, on the Opryland complex. The Ryman would essentially sit vacant for the next two decades before being renovated in the early 1990s as a historical landmark and concert hall.

GREG RIDLEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 23 October 1947
Description: Bassist, UK

HARD ROCK CAFE - FIRST
EVENT
 
Event Date: Monday 14 June 1971
Description: The first Hard Rock Cafe (HRC) opened its doors to the public on June 14, 1971, in London, England.
Summary: Hard Rock Cafe is a chain of theme restaurants founded in 1971 by Americans Peter Morton & Isaac Tigrett. In 1979, the cafe began covering its walls with rock and roll memorabilia, a tradition which expanded to others in the chain.

HAROLD RAY BROWN
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 17 March 1946
Description: Drummer, USA

HAROLD RHODES
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 28 December 1910
Description: Inventor, Pianist, USA

HAROLD RHODES
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 17 December 2000
Description: Inventor, Pianist, USA

HAROLD ROBBINS
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 21 March 1916
Description: Author

HAROLD ROBBINS
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 14 October 1997
Description: Author

HARRY RAY
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 15 December 1946
Description: Vocalist, Composer of song, USA

HARRY RAY
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 1 December 1992
Description: Vocalist, Composer of song, USA

HARRY RICHMAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 10 August 1895
Description: Singer, actor, dancer, comedian, pianist, songwriter, bandleader, USA

HARRY RICHMAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 3 November 1972
Description: Singer, actor, dancer, comedian, pianist, songwriter, bandleader, USA

HELEN REDDY
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 4 October 1941
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer, Australia

HELENA RUBINSTINE
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 11 April 1965
Description: Beautician - Poland
Summary: A name that is recognised anywhere when cosmetics are mentioned. Helene Rubinstein Born in Poland Migrated to Australia in 1909 opening her first shop in Melbourne. She then took her enterprise to London and in the Latter to the United States. She died in New York.

HELENA RUBINSTINE
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 25 December 1870
Description: Beautician - Poland
Summary: A name that is recognised anywhere when cosmetics are mentioned. Helene Rubinstein Born in Poland Migrated to Australia in 1909 opening her first shop in Melbourne. She then took her enterprise to London and in the Latter to the United States. She died in New York.

HERB REED
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 7 August 1928
Description: Vocalist, USA

HERB REED
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 4 June 2012
Description: Vocalist, USA

HERBERT RHOAD
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 1 October 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA

HERBERT RHOAD
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 8 December 1988
Description: Vocalist, USA

HMV INTRODUCTION OF FIRST AUTOCHANGE RECORD PLAYER
EVENT
 
Event Date: Sunday 1 April 1928
Summary: AUTOCHANGE RECORD PLAYER. IN 1928. HMV stands for His Master's Voice, the title of a painting by Francis Barraud of the dog Nipper listening to a cylinder phonograph, which was bought by the Gramophone Company in 1899.

IAN RILEN
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 12 August 1947
Description: Bassist, Australia

IAN RILEN
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 30 October 2006
Description: Bassist, Australia

IVO ROBIC
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 29 January 1923
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Croatia

IZORA RHODES ARMSTEAD
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 6 July 1942
Description: Vocalist, USA

IZORA RHODES ARMSTEAD
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 16 September 2004
Description: Vocalist, USA

JACK RICHARDSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 23 July 1929
Description: Canadian record producer, Canada

JACK RICHARDSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 13 May 2011
Description: Canadian record producer, Canada

JACK RUBY - MURDER OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 14 March 1964
Description: Convicted of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald on March 14, 1964
Summary: Jacob Leon Rubenstein (April 25, 1911 – January 3, 1967), who legally changed his name to Jack Leon Ruby in 1947, was convicted of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. The alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, on November 24, 1963.

JACK YOUNG - SPEEDWAY RIDER
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 31 January 1925
Description: Australian Champion between 1948 and 1964.
Summary: Jack Ellis Young (born - 31 January 1925 in Adelaide, South Australia. A Motorcycle speedway rider who won the Speedway World Championship in 1951 and 1952.

JACKSON RATHBONE
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 21 December 1984
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA

JAMES REBHORN
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 1 September 1948
Description: Actor, USA

JAMES REBHORN
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 21 March 2014
Description: Actor, USA

JAMES REECE
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 22 February 1881
Description: Pianist, Band Leader, USA

JAMES REECE
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 9 May 1919
Description: Pianist, Band Leader, USA

JAMES REESE
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 7 December 1941
Description: Guitarist, USA

JAMES REESE
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 26 October 1991
Description: Guitarist, USA

JAMES REYNE
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 19 May 1957
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Actor, Australian

JAMIE REDFERN
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 9 April 1957
Description: Vocalist, Australia

JANE RUSSELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 21 June 1921
Description: Actress, Singer, USA

JANE RUSSELL
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 28 February 2011
Description: Actress, Singer, USA

JASON CRUMP - SPEEDWAY RIDER
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 6 August 1975
Description: Australian international motorcycle speedway rider.
Summary: Jason Phillip Crump born, Bristol, England. An Australian international motorcycle speedway rider. He is a three-time Speedway World Champion, a World Cup winner and a former World Under-21 Champion. His first Grand Prix victory came in 1996

JASON ROBERT BROWN
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 20 June 1970
Description: Composer, Playright, Lyricist, Pianist, USA

JAY REATARD
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 1 May 1980
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

JAY REATARD
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 13 January 2010
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

JAYNE WALTON ROSEN
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 28 August 1917
Description: Vocalist , USA

JAYNE WALTON ROSEN
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 10 January 2010
Description: Vocalist , USA

JEANNIE C RILEY
EVENT
 
Event Date: 26 July
Summary: " HARPER VALLEY PTA" RECORDED IN 1974

JEANNIE C RILEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 10 October 1945
Description: Vocalist, USA

JEAN-PIERRE RAMPAL
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 7 January 1922
Description: Flautist, French

JEAN-PIERRE RAMPAL
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 20 May 2000
Description: Flautist, French

JELLY ROLL MORTON
EVENT
 
Event Date: 10 July
Summary: DIED IN LOS ANGELES, 1941. PIANIST OF RAGTIME AND COMPOSER

JELLY ROLL MORTON
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 20 October 1890
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA

JELLY ROLL MORTON
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 10 July 1941
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA

JENNI RIVERA
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 2 July 1969
Description: Singer-songwriter, actress, television producer, and entrepreneur, USA

JERRY REED
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 20 March 1937
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA

JERRY REED
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 1 September 2008
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA

JERRY RICKS
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 22 May 1940
Description: Guitarist , USA

JERRY RICKS
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 10 December 2007
Description: Guitarist , USA

JESSICA ROWE
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 22 June 1970
Description: News presenter, Australia

JIM REEVES
EVENT
 
Event Date: 31 July
Summary: DIES IN 1964 FAMED COUNTRY SINGER OF "HE'LL HAVE TO GO" REEVES DIED IN LIGHT PLANE CRASH

JIM REEVES
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 20 August 1923
Description: Vocalist, USA

JIM REEVES
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 31 July 1964
Description: Vocalist, USA

JIM REEVES - KILLED
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 31 July 1964
Description: Jim Reeves crashes during a thunderstorm near Nashville, Tennessee.
Summary: A private aircraft piloted by Jim Reeves crashes during a thunderstorm near Nashville, Tennessee. Both Reeves and business partner Dean Manuel are killed in the crash; their bodies are found two days later following a massive search for the two missing men.

JIM RODFORD
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 7 July 1941
Description: Bassist, UK

JIM STEWART - STAX RECORDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 29 July 1930
Description: Violinist, Record producer, USA

JIMMIE RODGERS
EVENT
 
Event Date: 26 May
Summary: DIES 1933, FAMED COUNTRY SINGER, SONG WRITER AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 35

JIMMIE RODGERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 18 September 1933
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist,USA

JIMMIE RODGERS - (POP SINGER)
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 18 September 1933
Description: Vocalist, USA

JIMMIE ROGERS - COUNTRY
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 8 September 1897
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter, USA

JIMMIE ROGERS - COUNTRY
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 26 May 1933
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter, USA

JIMMY REED
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 6 September 1925
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA

JIMMY REED
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 29 August 1976
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA

JIMMY RICKS
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 6 August 1924
Description: Vocalist, USA

JIMMY RICKS
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 2 July 1974
Description: Vocalist, USA

JIMMY RODGERS
EVENT
 
Event Date: 4 August
Summary: WAS RECORDED BY RCA FOR THE FIRST TIME. 1927

JIMMY ROGERS - BLUES GUITARIST
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 3 June 1924
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

JIMMY ROGERS - BLUES GUITARIST
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 19 December 1997
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

JIMMY ROSELLI
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 30 June 2011
Description: Vocalist, USA

JIMMY RUSHING
EVENT
 
Event Date: 8 June
Summary: BLUES SINGER. DIES. 1972.

JIMMY RUSHING
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 26 September 1903
Description: Vocalist, USA

JIMMY RUSHING
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 8 June 1972
Description: Vocalist, USA

JOAN REGAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 19 January 1928
Description: Vocalist, Actress, UK

JOAN REGAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 12 September 2013
Description: Vocalist, Actress, UK

JOAN RIVERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 8 June 1933
Description: Comedian, Actress, USA

JODY REYNOLDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 3 December 1932
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA

JODY REYNOLDS
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 7 November 2008
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA

JOE RAMONE
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 19 May 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Drummer, USA

JOE RAMONE
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 15 April 2001
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Drummer, USA

JOE RIVERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 20 March 1937
Description: Vocalist, USA

JOHN RICHARDSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 3 May 1948
Description: Drummer, Vocalist, UK

JOHN RITTER
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 18 September 1948
Description: Actor, USA

JOHN RITTER
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 11 September 2003
Description: Actor, USA

JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN
EVENT
 
Event Date: 2 September
Summary: DIES IN 1973, AT THE AGE OF 81. AUTHOR “ LORD OF THE RINGS”

JOHN ROSTILL
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 26 November 1973
Description: John Rostill died in Radlett, England, on November 26, 1973. He was electrocuted by his guitar owing to faulty or improperly-grounded electrical equipment.
Summary: John Henry Rostill (16 June 1942 – 26 November 1973) was an English bassist and composer, recruited by The Shadows to replace Brian Locking.

JOHN ROSTILL
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 16 June 1942
Description: Bassist, UK

JOHN ROSTILL
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 26 November 1973
Description: Bassist, UK

JOHN ROWLES
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 26 March 1947
Description: Vocalist, New Zealand

JOHN RUTSEY
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 11 May 2007
Description: Drummer , USA

JOHN RUTSEY
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 11 May 2008
Description: Drummer, Composer, USA

JOHN RYANES
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 16 November 1940
Description: Singer, usa

JOHN RYANES
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 30 May 1972
Description: Singer, usa

JOHNNIE RAY
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 10 January 1927
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Songwriter, USA

JOHNNIE RAY
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 24 February 1990
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Songwriter, USA

JOHNNIE RICHARDSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 25 October 1988
Description: Vocalist,

JOHNNY RAMONE
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 8 October 1948
Description: Guitarist

JOHNNY RAMONE
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 16 September 2004
Description: Guitarist

JOHNNY RAWLS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 10 December 1951
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, NZ

JOHNNY RESTIVO
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 13 September 1943
Description: Vocalist, USA

JOHNNY RIVERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 7 November 1942
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 10 December 1952
Description: Vocalist, USA

JOHNNY RUSSELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 23 January 1940
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Comedian, USA

JOHNNY RUSSELL
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 3 July 2001
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Comedian, USA

JONAS RENSKE
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 19 May 1975
Description: Vocalist,songwriter, lead vocalist, Sweden

JOSE L RODRIGUEZ
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 25 March 1944
Description: Record producer, USA

JOSE L RODRIGUEZ
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 20 April 1996
Description: Record producer, USA

JUDGE REINHOLD
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 21 May 1957
Description: Actor, USA

JULIA ROBERTS
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 28 October 1967
Description: Actress, USA

JULIE ROGERS
EVENT
 
Event Date: 6 April
Summary: "THE WEDDING" WAS HER ONLY MAJOR HIT IN 1964.

JULIE ROGERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 6 April 1943
Description: Vocalist, Pianist

KARRIEM RIGGINS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 25 August 1975
Description: Drummer, USA

KATHARINE ROSS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 29 January 1940
Description: Actor, USA

KEITH REID
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 10 October 1946
Description: Lyricist, Composer, UK

KEITH RELF
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 14 May 1976
Description: Relf was 33 when he died from electrocution, at his home.Relf
Summary: "Keith William Relf (22 March 1943 – 14 May 1976), was best known as the lead singer and harmonica player of The Yardbirds. Relf was 33 when he died from electrocution, at his home, while playing his improperly grounded electric guitar.

KEITH RELF
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 24 March 1943
Description: Vocalist, UK

KEITH RELF
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 14 March 1976
Description: Vocalist, UK

KEITH RICHARDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 18 December 1943
Description: Guitarist, Composer. UK

KEITH RIORDAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 8 August 1940
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist

KELLY ROWLAND
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 11 February 1981
Description: Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress

KEN RICHARDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 12 June 1944
Description: Drummer, Australia

KEN RICHARDS
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 8 August 2010
Description: Drummer, Australia

KEN RUSSELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 3 July 1927
Description: Film Director

KEN RUSSELL
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 27 November 2011
Description: Film Director

KENNY RANKIN
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 10 February 1940
Description: Vocalist, USA

KENNY RANKIN
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 7 July 2009
Description: Vocalist, USA

KENNY ROBERTS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 14 October 1927
Description: Vocalist, USA

KENNY ROBERTS
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 29 April 2012
Description: Vocalist, USA

KENNY ROGERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 21 August 1938
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA

KEVIN RUDD
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 21 September 1957
Description: Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957) is an Australian politician.
Summary: He was the 26th Prime Minister of Australia who served from 2007 to 2010. Rudd was born in Queensland. He joined the Australian Labor Party at the age of 15 and was dux of Nambour State High School in 1974.

KID RENA
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 30 August 1898
Description: Trumpeter, USA

KID RENA
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 25 April 1949
Description: Trumpeter, USA

KURT RUSSELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 17 March 1951
Description: Actor, USA

LANA DEL RAY
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 21 June 1986
Description: Vocalist, USA

LARRY REINHARDT
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 7 July 1948
Description: Guitarist, USA

LARRY ROSEN
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 25 May 1940
Description: American entrepreneur, producer, musician, and recording engineer

LEAH REMINI
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 15 June 1970
Description: Actress, USA

LEANN RIMES
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 28 August 1982
Description: Vocalist, USA

LEE REMICK
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 14 December 1935
Description: Actress, US

LEE REMICK
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 2 July 1991
Description: Actress, US

LEE RITENOUR
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 1 November 1952
Description: Guitarist, Arranger, Composer, USA

LEE ROY PARNELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 21 December 1956
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Guitarist,

LEO ROBIN
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 6 April 1900
Description: Composer, Lyricist, Song Writer. USA

LEO ROBIN
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 29 December 1984
Description: Composer, Lyricist, Song Writer. USA

LEON RENE
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 6 February 1902
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA

LEON RENE
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 30 May 1982
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA

LEON RUSSELL
EVENT
 
Event Date: Thursday 2 April 1942
Description: Born - Claude Russell Bridges April 2, 1942)
Summary: Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges April 2, 1942) is an American musician and songwriter, who has recorded as a session musician, sideman, and maintained a solo career in music. Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, he began playing piano at the age of four. Russell attended Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

LEON RUSSELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 2 April 1942
Description: Keyboardist, Vocalist, USA

LIGHTNING RHODES
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 4 September 1939
Description: Guitarist, USA

LIGHTNING RHODES
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 4 July 1990
Description: Guitarist, USA

LILLIAN ROXAN
EVENT
 
Event Date: 9 August
Summary: DIES OF ASHMA ATTACK. 1973. NEW YORK AUSTRALIAN ROCK JOURNALIST

LILLIAN ROXON
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 1 February 1932
Description: Rock Historian, Australian

LILLIAN ROXON
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 10 August 1973
Description: Rock Historian, Australian

LINDA RONSTADT
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 15 July 1946
Description: Vocalist, USA

LIONEL RICHIE
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 20 June 1949
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

LIONEL ROSE
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 21 June 1949
Description: Vocalist, Boxer, Australian

LIONEL ROSE
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 8 May 2011
Description: Vocalist, Boxer, Australian

LISA ROBIN KELLY
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 14 August 2013
Description: Actress, USA

LITA ROZA
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 14 March 1926
Description: Vocalist, UK

LITA ROZA
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 14 September 2008
Description: Vocalist, UK

LITTLE RICHARD
EVENT
 
Event Date: 14 September
Summary: RECORDS HIS FIRST SINGLE 1955 A CLEANED UP VERSION OF TUTTI FRUTTI

LITTLE RICHARD
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 5 December 1932
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

LORD ROCKINGHAM XI
EVENT
 
Event Date: 28 November
Summary: GOES NO 1 IN THE UK ONLY WITH “HOOTS MON” 1958

LOU RAWLS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 1 December 1935
Description: Vocalist, USA

LOU RAWLS
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 7 January 2006
Description: Vocalist, USA

LOU REED
EVENT
 
Event Date: 23 August
Summary: PERFORMS HIS LAST SHOW. 1970. NEW YORK. USA

LOU REED
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 2 March 1943
Description: Vocalist, Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, USA

LOU REED
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 27 October 2013
Description: Vocalist, Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, USA

LOU REIZNER
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 11 August 1938
Description: Vocalist, Producer, USA

LOUISIANA RED
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 23 March 1932
Description: Guitarist, USA

LOUISIANA RED
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 25 February 2012
Description: Guitarist, USA

LYNNE RANDELL
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 8 June 2007
Description: Vocalist, Australia.

MA RAINEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 26 April 1886
Description: Vocalist, USA

MA RAINEY
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 22 December 1939
Description: Vocalist, USA

MA RAINEY - DIES
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 22 December 1939
Description: Ma Rainey died in Rome, Georgia in 1939. She was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1983.
Summary: Ma Rainey (April 26, 1886 - December 22, 1939) was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues.

MAGGIE MAY BY ROD STEWART
EVENT
 
Event Date: 9 October
Summary: BECOMES NO 1 IN THE USA IN 1971

MAL RICE
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 8 January 2005
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia

MANDY RICE-DAVIES
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 21 October 1944
Description: British former model and showgirl, UK

MARION ROSS
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 25 October 1928
Description: Actress,USA

MARION RYAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 9 April 1933
Description: Vocalist, UK

MARION RYAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 15 January 1999
Description: Vocalist, UK

MARJORIE REYNOLDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 12 August 1917
Description: Actress, Singer, USA

MARJORIE REYNOLDS
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 1 February 1997
Description: Actress, Singer, USA

MARK REALE
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 7 June 1955
Description: Guitarist, USA

MARK REALE
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 25 January 2012
Description: Guitarist, USA

MARK REYNOLDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 2 December 1955
Description: Violinist, AU

MARTIN RUSHENT
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 11 July 1948
Description: Record producer, arranger

MARTIN RUSHENT
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 4 June 2011
Description: Record producer, arranger

MARTY RHONE
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 7 May 1950
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Australia

MARTY ROBBINS
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 26 September 1925
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Actor, USA

MARTY ROBBINS
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 8 December 1982
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Actor, USA

MARVIN RAINWATER
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 2 July 1925
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

MARVIN RAINWATER
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 17 September 2013
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

MARVIN RAINWATER HITS NO 1 UK 1958
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 25 April 1958
Summary: "WHOLE LOTTA WOMAN"

MAX RICHARD
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 29 January 1945
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, Australian

MAX ROACH
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 10 January 1924
Description: Drummer, Composer, USA

MEG RYAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 19 November 1961
Description: Actress, USA

MELVIN RHYNE
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 12 October 1936
Description: Organist, USA

MELVIN RHYNE
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 5 March 2013
Description: Organist, USA

MERRILEE RUSH
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 26 January 1944
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

MICK RALPHS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 31 March 1944
Description: Guitarist, UK

MICK RONSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 26 May 1949
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Producer, UK

MICK RONSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 3 April 1993
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Producer, UK

MICKEY ROONEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 23 September 1920
Description: Actor, Vocolist, Dancer, USA

MICKEY ROONEY
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 6 April 2014
Description: Actor, Vocolist, Dancer, USA

MICKEY ROURKE
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 16 September 1956
Description: Actor, Professional boxer, Music, USA

MIKE RUDD
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 15 June 1945
Description: Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer

MIKE RUTHERFORD
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 2 October 1950
Description: Bassist, UK

MINNIE RIPPERTON
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 8 November 1947
Description: Vocalist, USA

MINNIE RIPPERTON
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 12 July 1979
Description: Vocalist, USA

MIQUEL RIOS
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 28 March 1977
Description: Vocalist

MISSY RAINES
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 6 April 1962
Description: Bassist, USA

MITCH MILLER AND COLUMBIA RECORDS
EVENT
 
Event Date: Sunday 1 January 1950
Description: Mitch Miller signs as A&R man with Columbia Records.
Summary: Mitch Miller signs as A&R man with Columbia Records. Mitchell William "Mitch" Miller (July 4, 1911 – July 31, 2010) was an American musician, singer, conductor, record producer, A&R man and record company executive.

MOLLY RINGWALD
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 18 February 1968
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer, USA

MOTOWN RECORDS
EVENT
 
Event Date: Thursday 14 April 1960
Description: Motown Records was also the name of Gordy
Summary: Motown is a record label originally founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation in Detroit, Michigan, United States, on April 14, 1960. The name, a portmanteau of motor and town, is also a nickname for Detroit. Now headquartered in New York City.

MOVIE - RHINESTONE RELEASED
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 22 June 1984
Description: The movie Rhinestone, starring Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone
Summary: The movie Rhinestone, starring Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone, is released to universally negative reviews. The much-hyped movie - about a singer's effort to transform a New York City taxicab driver into a country star within two weeks - flops, but still produces several hit singles, most notably the No. 1 hit "Tennessee Homesick Blues."

NATASHA RICHARDSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 1 May 1963
Description: Actress, UK

NATASHA RICHARDSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 18 March 2009
Description: Actress, UK

NATINA REED
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 28 October 1979
Description: Vocalist,Actree,Songwriter

NATINA REED
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 26 October 2012
Description: Vocalist,Actree,Songwriter

NELSON RIDDLE
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 1 June 1921
Description: Pianist, Band leader, Aranger, USA

NELSON RIDDLE
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 10 June 1985
Description: Pianist, Band leader, Aranger, USA

NICK REYNOLDS
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 27 July 1933
Description: Vocalist, USA

NICK REYNOLDS
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 1 October 2008
Description: Vocalist, USA

NICK RHODES
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 8 June 1962
Description: Keyboardist, UK

NICOLE RICHIE
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 21 September 1981
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Author, USA

NILE RODGERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 19 September 1952
Description: Guitarist, Producer, Composer, USA

NORMIE ROWE
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 1 February 1947
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia

NUMBER 1 UK SINGLE "CLIFF RICHARD"
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 13 April 1968
Summary: "CONGRATULATIONS"

OLIVER REED
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 13 February 1938
Description: Actor,UK

OTIS REDDING
EVENT
 
Event Date: 10 December
Summary: KILLED IN PLANE CRASH WITH THREE MEMBERS OF "THE BAR - KAYS". 1967.

OTIS REDDING
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 9 September 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

OTIS REDDING
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 10 December 1967
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

PADDY REILLY
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 18 October 1939
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Irelannd

PAUL A ROTHCHILD
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 18 April 1935
Description: American producer of the late 1960s and 1970s, USA

PAUL A ROTHCHILD
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 30 March 1995
Description: American producer of the late 1960s and 1970s, USA

PAUL MCCARTNEY - 1969 RUMOURS
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 26 September 1969
Description: "Paul is dead" is an urban legend suggesting that Paul McCartney of the English rock band The Beatles died in 1966
Summary: In September 1969, American college students published articles claiming that clues to McCartney's death could be found among the lyrics and artwork of The Beatles' recordings.Clue hunting proved infectious and within a few weeks had become a phenomenon.

PAUL RAUHOFER
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 29 April 1965
Description: DJ, remixer and producer, USA

PAUL RAUHOFER
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 7 May 2013
Description: DJ, remixer and producer, USA

PAUL RAVEN
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 16 January 1961
Description: Bassist, USA

PAUL RAVEN
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 20 October 2007
Description: Bassist, USA

PAUL REVERE
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 10 May 1818
Description: American folk hero - U.S.A.

PAUL REVERE
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 1 December 1734
Description: American folk hero - U.S.A.

PAUL ROBESON
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 9 April 1898
Description: Vocalist, USA

PAUL ROBESON
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 23 January 1976
Description: Vocalist, USA

PAUL ROBI
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 21 August 1931
Description: Vocalist, USA

PAUL ROBI
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 25 February 1989
Description: Vocalist, USA

PAUL RODGERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 12 December 1949
Description: Vocalist

PAUL ROTHCHILD
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 18 April 1935
Description: Record producer

PAUL ROTHCHILD
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 30 March 1995
Description: Record producer

PAUL RYAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 24 October 1948
Description: Vocalist, UK

PAUL RYAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 29 November 1992
Description: Vocalist, UK

PEE WEE RUSSELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 27 March 1906
Description: Saxophonist, US

PEE WEE RUSSELL
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 15 February 1969
Description: Saxophonist, US

PEGGY RYAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 28 August 1924
Description: Singer, Actress, USA

PEGGY RYAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 30 October 2004
Description: Singer, Actress, USA

PERRI REID
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 29 August 1966
Description: Vocalist, USA

PETE LA ROCA
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 7 April 1938
Description: Drummer, Timbales, USA

PETE LA ROCA
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 19 November 2012
Description: Drummer, Timbales, USA

PHIL RAMONE
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 5 January 1941
Description: Violinist, composer, recording engineer, and record producer.

PHIL RAMONE
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 30 March 2013
Description: Violinist, composer, recording engineer, and record producer.

PHIL RUDD
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 19 May 1954
Description: Drummer, Australia

PIANO RED
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 19 October 1911
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA

PIANO RED
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 25 July 1985
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA

PIRATE RADIO
EVENT
 
Event Date: 14 August
Summary: RADIO CAROLINE, UK's FIRST PIRATE STATION IN 1967

POSEY RORER
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 22 September 1891
Description: Fiddle, USA

POSEY RORER
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 6 June 1936
Description: Fiddle, USA

RACHAEL BECK
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 2 September 1971
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Daancer, Cabaret, Speaker, TV Personality, Australia

RACHEL HUNTER
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 9 September 1969
Description: Fashion model, Actress, NZ

RACHEL STEVENS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 9 April 1978
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK

RACHEL SWEET
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 28 July 1962
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA

RACHEL WARD
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 12 September 1957
Description: Actor, UK

RACHEL WEISZ
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 7 March 1971
Description: Actress, UK

RADIO
EVENT
 
Event Date: 20 July
Summary: FIRST PATENT OF RADIO WAS IN 1872

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
EVENT
 
Event Date: Tuesday 27 December 1932
Description: The Music Hall opened to the public on December 27, 1932.
Summary: Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York City's Rockefeller Center. Its nickname is the Showplace of the Nation. Its originally planned name was International Music Hall.

RADIO LUXEMBURG
EVENT
 
Event Date: 29 December
Summary: RECEIVES PERMISSION TO BROADCAST IN 1930.

RAI THISTLETHWAYTE
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 19 April 1980
Description: Piano, Guitar, Voice

RAINER PTACET
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 7 June 1951
Description: Guitarist, Composer. USA

RAINER PTACET
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 12 November 1997
Description: Guitarist, Composer. USA

RAL DONNER
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 10 February 1943
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

RAL DONNER
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 6 April 1984
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

RALPH BERKOWITZ
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 5 September 1910
Description: Composer of music, USA

RALPH BERKOWITZ
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 2 August 2011
Description: Composer of music, USA

RALPH BLANE
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 26 July 1914
Description: Composer, lyricist

RALPH BLANE
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 13 November 1995
Description: Composer, lyricist

RALPH ELLIS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 8 March 1942
Description: Vocalist. Guitarist, UK

RALPH FIENNES
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 27 December 1962
Description: Actor, UK

RALPH MCTELL
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 3 December 1944
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, UK

RALPH MIDDLEBROOKS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 20 August 1939
Description: Trumpeter, USA

RALPH MIDDLEBROOKS
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 13 October 1996
Description: Trumpeter, USA

RALPH STANLEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 25 February 1927
Description: Banjoist, USA

RALPH TOWNER
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 1 March 1940
Description: Guitarist, USA

RAMONES LAST CONCERT
EVENT
 
Event Date: Tuesday 6 August 1996
Description: The Ramones play their final show at The Palace in Hollywood.
Summary: Influential punk rock group The Ramones play their final show at The Palace in Hollywood. The Ramones were an American rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first punk rock group.

RAMSEY LEWIS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 27 May 1935
Description: Pianist, USA

RANDOLPH SCOTT
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 23 January 1898
Description: Actor, USA

RANDOLPH SCOTT
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 2 March 1987
Description: Actor, USA

RANDY BACHMAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 27 September 1943
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Canada

RANDY CAIN
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 2 May 1945
Description: Vocalist, USA

RANDY CAIN
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 9 April 2009
Description: Vocalist, USA

RANDY CALIFORNIA
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 20 February 1951
Description: Guitarist, Composer. USA

RANDY CALIFORNIA
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 2 January 1997
Description: Guitarist, Composer. USA

RANDY CASTILLO
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 18 December 1950
Description: Drummer, Composer, New Mexico

RANDY CASTILLO
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 26 March 2002
Description: Drummer, Composer, New Mexico

RANDY CRAWFORD
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 18 February 1952
Description: Vocalist, USA

RANDY HOBBS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 5 August 1945
Description: Bassist, USA

RANDY HOBBS
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 5 August 1993
Description: Bassist, USA

RANDY JACKSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 29 October 1961
Description: Vocalist, USA

RANDY JONES
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 13 September 1952
Description: Vocalist, USA

RANDY MEISNER
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 6 March 1945
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Guitarist

RANDY NEWMAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 28 November 1944
Description: Pianist, Composer, Arranger, USA

RANDY QUAID
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 1 October 1950
Description: Actor, USA

RANDY RHOADS
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 19 March 1982
Description: Rhoads was killed instantly, aged 36. Air crash in 1982.
Summary: Randall William "Randy" Rhoads (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. He is included in several 'Greatest Guitarist' lists.

RANDY RHOADS
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 6 December 1956
Description: Guitarist, USA

RANDY RHOADS
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 19 March 1982
Description: Guitarist, USA

RANDY TRAVIS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 4 May 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

RANDY VAN WARMER
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 30 March 1955
Description: Singer, songwriter

RANDY VAN WARMER
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 12 January 2004
Description: Singer, songwriter

RAPPER TUPAC SHAKUR
EVENT
 
Event Date: Tuesday 7 February 1995
Description: Rapper Tupac Shakur is sentenced.
Summary: February 7 – Rapper Tupac Shakur is sentenced to one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half years in prison on a sexual abuse charge. He was later released on appeal.

RAQUEL WELCH
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 5 September 1940
Description: Actress, USA

RASHIED ALI
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 1 July 1935
Description: Drummer, USA

RASHIED ALI
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 12 August 2009
Description: Drummer, USA

RAVI SHANKAR
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 7 April 1920
Description: Sitar, India

RAVI SHANKAR
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 7 April 1920
Description: Sitar, Teacher

RAVI SHANKAR
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 11 December 2012
Description: Sitar, India

RAY ANTHONY
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 20 January 1922
Description: Band leader, Actor, Trumpeter, USA

RAY BARRETT
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 2 May 1927
Description: Actor, Australia

RAY BARRETT
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 8 September 2009
Description: Actor, Australia

RAY BOLGER
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 10 January 1904
Description: Actor, Dancer, USA

RAY BOLGER
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 15 January 1987
Description: Actor, Dancer, USA

RAY BROWN
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 16 August 1996
Description: Vocalist, Australia

RAY BROWN - USA
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 10 September 1925
Description: Bassist, Pianist, USA

RAY BROWN - USA
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 25 May 1981
Description: Bassist, Pianist, USA

RAY CHARLES
EVENT
 
Event Date: 28 February
Summary: ATTACKED ON STAGE BY PERSON TRYING TO STRANGLE HIM WITH A ROPE. 1977

RAY CHARLES
EVENT
 
Event Date: 23 June
Summary: ENTERS THE CHARTS "I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU "UK, 1962.

RAY CHARLES
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 23 September 1930
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

RAY CHARLES
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 10 June 2004
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

RAY COLEMAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 15 June 1937
Description: Author, Journalism

RAY COLEMAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 10 September 1996
Description: Author, Journalism

RAY COLLINS
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 19 November 1936
Description: Vocalist, USA

RAY CONNIFF
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 6 November 1916
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, USA

RAY CONNIFF
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 16 October 2002
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, USA

RAY DAVIES
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 21 June 1944
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, UK

RAY DAVIS
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 12 May 1948
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK

RAY DAVIS
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 5 July 2005
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK

RAY DOLBY
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 18 January 1933
Description: American engineer

RAY DOLBY
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 12 September 2013
Description: American engineer

RAY ELLIS
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 28 July 1923
Description: Record producer, arranger and conductor. USA

RAY ELLIS
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 27 October 2008
Description: Record producer, arranger and conductor. USA

RAY ENNIS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 26 May 1944
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist

RAY GILBERT
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 5 September 1912
Description: Lyricist, USA

RAY GILBERT
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 3 March 1976
Description: Lyricist, USA

RAY GILLEN
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 12 May 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA

RAY GILLEN
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 1 December 1993
Description: Vocalist, USA

RAY HENDERSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 1 December 1896
Description: Composer, USA

RAY HENDERSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 31 December 1970
Description: Composer, USA

RAY HOFF AND THE OFFBEATS
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 29 December 1942
Description: Vocalist, Australia

RAY HOFF AND THE OFFBEATS
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 19 March 2010
Description: Vocalist, Australia

RAY JACKSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 12 November 1948
Description: Vocals, Harp, Mandolinist, UK

RAY LAIDLAW
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 28 May 1948
Description: Drummer, UK

RAY LAMONTAGNE
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 18 June 1973
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

RAY MANZAREK
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 12 February 1935
Description: Keyboardist, USA

RAY MANZAREK
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 20 May 2013
Description: Keyboardist, USA

RAY MARTIN
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 20 December 1944
Description: Journalist Television presenter

RAY MILLAND
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 3 January 1905
Description: Actor, Welsh

RAY MILLAND
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 10 March 1986
Description: Actor, Welsh

RAY NANCE
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 10 December 1913
Description: Violinist, Trumpeter, Vocalist, USA

RAY NANCE
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 28 January 1976
Description: Violinist, Trumpeter, Vocalist, USA

RAY PARKER JR
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 5 May 1954
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Producer, USA

RAY PETERSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 23 April 1939
Description: Vocalist, USA

RAY PETERSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 31 January 2005
Description: Vocalist, USA

RAY PRICE
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 12 January 1926
Description: Vocalist Composer

RAY PRICE
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 16 December 2013
Description: Vocalist Composer

RAY ROYER
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 8 October 1945
Description: Guitarist, UK

RAY SAWYER
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 1 February 1937
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist

RAY SHULMAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 8 December 1949
Description: Guitarist, USA

RAY SIMPSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 15 January 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA

RAY SMITH
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 30 October 1934
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Pianist, USA

RAY SMITH
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 29 November 1979
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Pianist, USA

RAY STEVENS
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 24 January 1939
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, USA

RAY THOMAS
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 29 December 1942
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, flautist

RAY TORO
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 15 July 1977
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA

RAY WALKER
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 16 March 1934
Description: Vocalist, USA

RAY WARLIEGH
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 28 September 1938
Description: Saxophonist, Ffautist, Australia

RAY YOUNG
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 7 March 2004
Description: Vocalist, Australia

RAYBEEZ
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 27 November 1961
Description: Singer, Guitarist, USA

RAYBEEZ
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 11 September 1997
Description: Singer, Guitarist, USA

RAYMOND BURR
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 21 May 1917
Description: Actor, USA

RAYMOND BURR
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 12 September 1993
Description: Actor, USA

RAYMOND PHILIPS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 16 January 1944
Description: Vocalist, UK

RAYMOND USHER
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 14 October 1978
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA

RAZZLE
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 2 December 1968
Description: Drummer, UK

RAZZLE
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 8 December 1984
Description: Drummer, UK

RAZZY BAILEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 14 February 1939
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

RB GREAVES
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 28 November 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA

RB GREAVES
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 27 September 2012
Description: Vocalist, USA

RCA RECORDS
EVENT
 
Event Date: 1 February
Summary: RELEASE THE FIRST 45rpm RECORDS REPLACING THE OUT DATED 78 RECORDINGS. 1949

RCA VICTOR
EVENT
 
Event Date: 17 September
Summary: AT THE SAVOY PLAZA IN NEW YORK 1931, THE 33 1/3 WAS DEMONSTRATED FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR RELEASE.

REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE BY THE FOUR TOPS
EVENT
 
Event Date: 15 October
Summary: GOES TO NO 1 IN TH UK CHARTS. 1966

READY STEADY GO
EVENT
 
Event Date: 9 August
Summary: POPULAR BRITISH TV ROCK SHOW STARTS. 1963

READY STEADY GO
EVENT
 
Event Date: 23 December
Summary: BRITISH TV PO P SHOW TELEVISED FOR THE LAST TIME IN 1966.

REAL LOVE
EVENT
 
Event Date: Thursday 4 April 1996
Description: The Beatles second reunion song is released as part of their first reunion
Summary: The Beatles' second reunion song is released as part of their first reunion since the band's breakup 26 years earlier. The song is a finished version of "Real Love", a John Lennon demo from 1980.

REBA MCENTIRE
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 28 March 1955
Description: Vocalist, Actor , Composer, USA

REBA MCENTIRES BAND KILLED
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 16 March 1991
Description: Reba McEntires band and her road manager are killed in a plane crash
Summary: The country music world is stunned when seven members of Reba McEntire's band and her road manager are killed in a plane crash in California. McEntire - who traveled separately - recorded her album, For My Broken Heart in their memory.

REBECCA BLACK
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 21 June 1997
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA

REBECCA GIBNEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 14 December 1964
Description: Actress, New Zealand

REBECCA HALL
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 9 May 1982
Description: Actress, UK

REBECCA ST JAMES
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 26 July 1977
Description: Vocalist, Australia

REBOB KWAKU BAAH
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 13 February 1944
Description: Percussionist, Ghanaian

REBOB KWAKU BAAH
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 12 January 1983
Description: Percussionist, Ghanaian

RECORD CASSIFICATION
EVENT
 
Event Date: 3 June
Summary: STARTED IN 1942 BY "JOHN G. PEATMAN". WEEKLY ADDITION.

RED ALLEN
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 7 January 1906
Description: Trumpeter, USA

RED ALLEN
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 17 April 1967
Description: Trumpeter, USA

RED BUTTONS
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 5 February 1919
Description: Vocalist, Actor , Comedian, USA

RED BUTTONS
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 13 July 2006
Description: Vocalist, Actor , Comedian, USA

RED FOLEY
EVENT
 
Event Date: 19 September
Summary: DIES OF HEART ATTACK 1968. FAMED COUNTRY ARTIST

RED FOLEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 7 June 1910
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

RED FOLEY
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 19 September 1968
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

RED HOLLOWAY
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 31 May 1927
Description: Saxophonist, USA

RED HOLLOWAY
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 25 February 2012
Description: Saxophonist, USA

RED NICHOLS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 8 May 1905
Description: Trumpeter, Band Leader, USA

RED NICHOLS
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 28 June 1965
Description: Trumpeter, Band Leader, USA

RED NORVA
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 31 March 1908
Description: Vibraphonist, USA

RED NORVA
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 6 April 1999
Description: Vibraphonist, USA

RED PRYSOCK
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 2 February 1926
Description: Saxophonist, USA

RED PRYSOCK
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 19 July 1993
Description: Saxophonist, USA

RED SAUNDERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 2 March 1912
Description: Drummer, USA

RED SAUNDERS
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 5 March 1981
Description: Drummer, USA

RED SKELTON
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 18 July 1913
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA

RED SKELTON
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 17 September 1997
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA

REESE WITHERSPOON
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 22 March 1976
Description: Actress, USA

REG LINDSAY
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 7 July 1929
Description: Vocalist, Australia

REG LINDSAY
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 5 August 2008
Description: Vocalist, Australia

REG LIVERMORE
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 11 December 1938
Description: Actor, Vocalist, Television Presenter, Australia

REG POOLE
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 24 September 1944
Description: Vocalist, Australia

REG PRESLEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 12 June 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK

REG PRESLEY
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 4 February 2013
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK

REG VARNEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 11 July 1916
Description: Actor, UK

REG VARNEY
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 16 November 2008
Description: Actor, UK

REGINA CARROL
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 2 May 1943
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Dancer, USA

REGINA CARROL
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 4 November 1992
Description: