Texas Music Pioneer Birthdays

Birthday Artist Instrument Birthplace Death Date
1/1/1894Jasper Taylordrums, washboard, xylophone, vocalsTexarkana11/7/1964
1/1/1912Mike OrnelaspianoCamargo, Mexico9/9/1983
1/1/1947Gary B.B. Colemanguitar, piano, vocalsParis1994
1/2/1936Roger Dean Millerguitar, vocals, composerFort Worth10/25/1992
1/3/1917Leon McAuliffesteel guitarHouston9/20/1988
1/4/1882Samuel Peters ZieglercelloLancaster, PA4/7/1967
1/8/1935John Ardoinmusic criticAlexandria, LA2001
1/9/1908Dalies Erhardt Frantzeducator, pianoLafayette, CO12/1/1965
1/9/1913Lavada "Dr. Hepcat" Durstvocals, piano, disc jockeyAustin10/31/1995
1/9/1934Jimmy Daypedal steelTuscaloosa, AL1/22/1999
1/9/1938Buck Ramseyvocals, poet, guitarLubbock County1/3/1998
1/10/1898John T. Samplesharmonica, guitarKilgore1/13/1998
1/11/1880Washington Phillipsvocals, dolceolaNA9/20/1954
1/11/1911Thomas Elmer "Tommy" Duncanvocals, songwriterWhitney7/25/1967
1/12/1905Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritterguitar, vocalsMurvaul, Panola County1/2/1974
1/15/1915Alan Lomaxfolklorist, guitarAustin7/19/2002
1/17/1937Theodore "Ted" DunbarguitarPort Arthur5/29/1998
1/18/1933Vernon GarrettvocalsOmaha, NEUnavailable
1/19/1943Janis Lyn JoplinvocalsPort Arthur10/4/1970
1/21/1888Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbettervocals, guitarDedar Plantation, LA12/6/1949
1/21/1902Sykes "Smith" BallewvocalsPalestine5/2/1984
1/22/1897Blind Willie Johnsonguitar, vocalsIndependence, Washington County9/18/1945
1/24/1938Julius HemphillsaxophoneFort Worth4/2/1995
1/27/1908Oran Thaddeus "Hot Lips" Pagetrumpet, vocalsDallas11/5/1954
1/27/1914Andrew "Smokey" Hoggguitar, vocalsWestconnieUnavailable
1/28/1913Omega Burdenguitar, fiddleGordonville11/25/1973
1/29/1908Alton Meeks "Brother Al" StricklinpianoAntioch10/15/1986
1/30/1933Richard Dufalloconductor, clarinetWhiting, IN6/16/2000
1/30/1953Clifford De'Shun BoydpianoJacksonville4/13/1990
2/1/1922Nash HernandeztrumpetNew Braunfels6/25/1994
2/2/NAC.B. "Stubb" Stubblefieldrestaurant ownerNavasota5/27/1995
2/2/1885Lota May SpellpianoBig Spring4/3/1972
2/3/1842Sidney LanierfluteMacon, GA9/7/1881
2/3/1935Johnny "Guitar" Watsonvocals, guitarHouston5/18/1996
2/5/1908Robert Lee "Bob" Dunnsteel guitarFort Gibson, OK5/27/1971
2/7/1909James Battle "Texas Jim" RobertsonUnavailableBatesville11/11/1966
2/7/1934Curtis "King Curtis" OusleysaxophoneFort Worth8/14/1971
2/8/1902Harold W. "Pappy" DailybusinessmanYoakum12/5/1987
2/9/1914Ernest Dale Tubbguitar, vocalsCrisp9/6/1984
2/12/1914Gordon "Tex" Beneketenor sax, vocalsFort Worth5/30/2000
2/14/1924Valerio Longoriaaccordion, vocalsClarksdale, Mississippi12/19/2000
2/16/1860Carl Venthviolinist, composerCologne, Germany1/30/1938
2/16/1874Maud Cuney-HarepianoGalveston2/13/1936
2/18/1929Harold LandsaxophoneHouston7/21/2001
2/19/1859Arthur ClaassenconductorStargard, Prussia3/16/1920
2/22/1915George Holmes "Buddy" TatesaxophoneSherman2/10/2001
2/22/1915Jesse AshlockfiddleWalker County8/9/1976
2/22/1945Ruben NaranjoaccordionAlice10/12/1998
2/23/1918Harold "Money" JohnsontrumpetTyler3/28/1978
2/25/1886Joseph Eugene Pillotpiano, vocals, songwriterHouston6/4/1966
2/26/1907William Archibald BarclayorganTemple1/28/1969
2/27/1924Jesse PowellsaxophoneNA10/19/1982
3/3/1922James Arthur "Jimmy" HeapguitarTaylor12/4/1977
3/4/1907Camilo CantuaccordionSabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon3/3/1998
3/6/1905James Robert "Bob" WillsfiddleKosse5/13/1975
3/6/1956Terry MorrisfiddleFort Worth9/7/1988
3/7/1944John Townes Van Zandtguitar, vocalsFort Worth1/1/1997
3/7/1945Roxy Gordonguitar, vocals, music criticBallinger2/7/2000
3/9/1821Heinrich GuenthereducatorZeitz, Saxony4/8/1870
3/10/1911Elmer AkinsvocalsPilot Knob12/9/1998
3/11/1817Isabella Offenbach Maasopera singerCologne, Germany2/19/1891
3/11/1890Wilbert Lee "Pappy" O’DanielvocalsMalta, OH5/2/1969
3/11/1937Eloy Bernalvocals, bajo sextoKingsville4/22/1998
3/12/1911Nolan "Cowboy Slim" Rinehartvocals, guitarComanche County10/28/1948
3/15/1912Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkinsguitar, vocalsCenterville1/30/1982
3/15/1916Harry Hagg JamestrumpetAlbany, GA7/5/1983
3/15/1929Clarence "Candy" GreenpianoGalveston4/3/1988
3/17/1890Harold MorriscomposerSan Antonio5/6/1964
3/171903Raidie BritainpianoSilverton5/23/1994
3/19/1921Harry "The Bear" BabasinbassDallas5/21/1988
3/22/1918Hoyle NixfiddleUnavailable1985
3/22/1932Weldon Philip H. "Juke Boy" Bonnerguitar, vocals, harmonicaBellville6/29/1978
3/23/1916Rebert H. HarrisvocalsTrinity9/3/2000
3/24/1870Birdie Alexanderpiano, vocalsLincoln County, TN8/2/1960
3/26/1923James Clifton Williamspiano, mellophone, French hornTraskwood, AR2/12/1976
3/27/1909Aubrey Wilson "Moon" MullicanpianoCorrigan or Moscow in Polk County1/27/1967
3/27/1912Homer "Bill" Callahanguitar, string bass, mandolin, vocals, yodelLaurel, NC9/5/2002
3/27/1937Johnny Clyde Copelandguitar, vocalsHaynesville, LA7/3/1997
3/29/1835Julius Schuetzevocals, German-language publisherDessau, Anhalt, Germany4/23/1904
3/31/1928William Orville R. C. "Lefty" Frizzellguitar, vocalsCorsicana7/19/1975
4/1/1927Amos Milburnpiano, vocalsHouston1/3/1980
4/3/1894Arthur "Dooley" Wilsonvocals, pianoTyler5/30/1953
4/4/1894"Blind Arizona" Juanita DranespianoUnavailable7/27/1963
4/4/1913Gene RameybassAustin12/8/1984
4/5/1900John Rosenfield, Jr.criticDallas11/26/1966
4/6/1883Marion Try "Vernon Dalhart" Slaughter, IIguitar, vocalsJefferson9/14/1948
4/6/1934Horace TapscottpianoHouston2/27/1999
4/8/1908Federico Arturo "Tito" Guizar Tolentinovocals, guitarGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico12/24/1999
4/8/1923Paul Francis BuskirkmandolinParkersburg, WV3/16/2002
4/9/1895Mance Lipscombguitar, vocals, songwriterNavasota1/30/1976
4/25/1915Clifton Lafayette "Cliff" BrunerfiddleTexas City8/25/2000
4/15/1937Robert Glynn "Bob" Lumanguitar, vocalsNacogdoches12/27/1978
4/16/1971Selena Quintanilla PerezvocalsLake Jackson3/31/1995
4/17/1898Dewey Otto WileyviolinAlexander12/30/1980
4/7/1914Leon "Pappy" Selphband leader, fiddleHouston (First Ward, Texas)1/8/1999
4/18/1896Irl Allison, Sr.pianoWarren9/6/1979
4/18/1913Kent Wheeler KennancomposerMilwaukee, WI11/1/2003
7/20/1933Buddy Wayne KnoxvocalsHappy2/14/1999
4/22/1909Benny Thomassonfiddleborn in Winters, raised in Gatesville1983
4/23/1936Roy Kelton Orbisonvocals, guitar, songwritingVernon12/6/1988
4/25/1909Karl Farrvocal, guitarRochelle, ten miles northeast of Brady9/20/1961
4/25/1913Don Santiago JimenezaccordionSan Antonio6/22/1984
4/26/1850Carl BeckconductorIlmenau, Thuringia10/2/1920
4/27/1921Harding "Hop" Wilsonlap steel guitar, vocals, harmonicaGrapeland8/27/1975
4/27/1929Tommy Hillvocals, guitarCoy City3/21/2001
4/29/1930Armond A. "Eddie" NoackvocalsHouston2/5/1978
4/30/1917Frankie Lee Simsguitar, vocalsNew Orleans, LA5/10/1970
4/30/1925Johnny Hortonguitar, vocalsLos Angeles, CA11/5/1960
5/4/1902Clarence Albert "Al Dexter" PoindextervocalsJacksonville1/28/1984
5/4/1931Richard Gene "Notes" WilliamstrumpetGalveston11/5/1985
5/5/1918Erbie BowserpianoDavilla8/15/1995
5/5/1938Johnnie Harrison Taylorguitar, vocalsCrawfordsville, AR5/31/2000
5/10/1941Arnold Joseph "Groovey Joe" Pooveyguitar, vocals, radio deejay, songwriterDallas10/6/1998
5/11/1891Frederick Charles Chabotpiano, organSan Antonio1/18/1943
5/12/1920Billie "Tiny" MooremandolinEnergy12/15/1987
5/13/1923William M. "Red" GarlandpianoDallas4/23/1984
5/15/1899Sonny ClaypianoChapel Hill1972
5/16/1883Rafaelo Diazoperatic tenorSan Antonio12/12/1943
5/16/1893Paul Amadeus PiskpianoVienna, Austria1/12/1990
5/17/1917Pearl AmsterpianoNew York City9/22/2000
5/19/1940Mickey Newburyguitar, vocals, keyboards, songwriterHouston9/28/2002
5/21/1885Julien Paul Blitz Ghent, Belgium7/17/1951
5/21/1912Bruno VillarealaccordionLa Grulla11/3/1976
5/22/1918Manuel Gonzales Davila, Sr,radio pioneerSan Antonio7/12/1997
5/24/1947Alan Glenn Myersvocals, guitarFort Worth6/4/2000
5/27/1907Felix Hessbrook Moralesradio station owner, radio personality, guitarNew Braunfels6/8/1988
5/27/1915J.R. Chatwellfiddle, pianoSan Antonio6/18/1983
5/28/1910Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walkerguitar, vocalsLinden3/16/1975
5/30/1928Balde Gonzálezvocals, piano, composerBeeville1974
5/30/1928Lawrence Vincent Kellyfounder, Dallas Civic OperaChicago, IL9/16/1974
6/3/1916Edwin "Buster" PickenspianoHempstead11/24/1964
6/4/1910Ruby Agnes OwensvocalsWise County3/29/1963
6/6/1807Johann Nicholaus Simon Mengerpiano teacher, choral conductorStadtilm, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt1892
6/6/1883Portia Marshall Washington PittmanvocalsTuskegee, AL2/26/1978
6/8/1916Adolph Hofnervocals, bass, guitar, bandleaderMoulton6/2/2000
6/8/1921Gordon Barton McLendonradio programming, sportscasterParis, TX9/14/1986
6/13/1908Clarence Hutchenriderclarinet, saxophoneWaco1991
6/15/1892Doie Hensley "Tex" Owensvocals, songwriterKilleen9/9/1962
6/15/1917Leon Roger PaynevocalsAlba9/11/1969
6/15/1937Waylon Arnold Jenningsguitar, vocalsLittlefield2/13/2002
6/17/1912Donald Eugene Gilliscomposer, conductor, piano, tromboneCameron, MO1/10/1978
6/17/1937Manuel GuerrerovocalsUnavailable1/22/1991
6/18/1910Raymond "Ray" Frederick McKinleybandleader, drumsFort Worth5/7/1995
6/20/1907Lammar WrighttrumpetTexarkana4/13/1973
6/20/1924Audie Leon Murphyvocals, guitarKingston5/28/1971
6/21/1928Clifford Scottsaxophone, vocalsSan Antonio4/19/1993
6/24/1880William John Marshcomposer, educator, organ, pianoWoolton, Liverpool, England2/1/1971
6/24/1900Gene Austinvocals, composerGainesville1/24/1972
6/25/1925Clifton Cheniervocals, accordion, harmonica, organ, pianoOpelousas, LA12/12/1987
7/1/1930Robert James Byrd, Sr.vocalsSan Antonio7/15/1990
7/1/1932Bobby DayvocalsFort Worth7/15/1990
7/6/1894Shelly Lee Alleyvocals, fiddleAlleyton1964
7/8/1914Link Davis, Sr.fiddleWills Point, Van Zandt County2/5/1972
7/8/1934Henry Quallsguitar, vocalsElmo12/7/2003
7/9/1822Joseph Charles Misznercomposer, professorPrussia8/11/1918
7/9/1907Edgar Dean "Eddie Dean" Glosupvocals, guitarPosey3/4/1999
7/10/1814Wilhelm Carl August Thielepapevocals, musician, mayor of San AntonioWabern, Hesse, Germany8/7/1904
7/10/1882Ima Hoggphilanthropist, pianoMineola8/19/1975
7/10/1904Hociel Thomaspiano, vocalsHouston8/22/1952
7/10/1905William T. Lewisclarinet, bandleaderCleburne1/13/1971
7/10/1938Dave Kirbyvocals, guitarBrady4/17/2004
7/14/1912Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrieguitar, vocalsOkemah, OK10/3/1967
7/16/1909John Edward "Teddy" Bucknertrumpet, flugel horn, vocalsSherman9/22/1994
7/17/1925Harrison "Peppermint Harris" Nelson, Jr.guitarTexarkana3/19/1999
7/18/1868Johannes MgebroffLutheran pastor, writer, historianMikolajeff in South Russia5/24/1920
7/19/1913Charles "Charlie" TeagardentrumpetVernon12/10/1984
7/19/1935Arley "Buster" Bentonguitar, vocalsTexarkana1/20/1996
7/19/1944Isaac "Ikey" Payton Sweatguitar, bass, vocalsPort Arthur6/23/1990
7/20/1936Billy GuyvocalsItasca11/5/2002
7/20/1971Robert Earl "DJ Screw" Davisvocals, turntablesSmithville11/16/2000
7/22/1886Baylus Benjamin McKinneysongwriter, teacher, music editorHeflin, LA9/7/1952
7/22/1911Margaret Pease Harperfounder of the musical drama "Texas"St. Paul, MN11/16/1991
7/22/1931Julius TupaguitarMoravia10/5/2002
7/24/1901Josephine LucchesevocalsSan Antonio9/10/1974
7/29/1916Charles "Charlie" ChristianguitarDallas3/2/1942
8/1/1809Gottfried Joseph PetmeckycomposerHradisch, Bohemia, Austria5/1871
8/2/1933Lee Roy Matochavocals, accordionLa Grange7/12/2003
8/3/1915Mercy Dee WaltonpianoWaco12/1962
8/3/1937James Harold "Big Sambo" YoungsaxophoneBeaumont6/10/1983
8/4/1888Claire Raphael Reiseducator, promoterBrownsville4/11/1978
8/5/1930Damita Jo DuBlancvocalsAustin12/26/1998
8/5/1945John Vandiverguitar, vocalsDallas2/22/1985
8/16/1915Melvin "Lil' Son" Jacksonvocals, guitarBarry5/30/1976
8/6/1969Steven Paul "Elliott" Smithguitar, vocalsOmaha, NE10/21/2003
8/8/1882Lucie "Olga Samaroff" HickenlooperpianoSan Antonio5/17/1948
8/8/1918John W. "Knocky" ParkerpianoPalmer1986
8/8/1935Joseph "Joe Tex" Arrington, Jr.vocalsRogers8/12/1982
8/9/1908Robert Shawpaino, vocalsStafford5/16/1985
8/10/1909Dan "Slamfoot" MinortromboneDallas8/11/1982
8/10/1913Alfred "Snuff" Johnsonguitar, vocalsCedar Creek1/18/2000
8/10/1918Arnett Cleophus CobbsaxophoneHouston3/24/1989
8/11/1832William Evander PennBaptist evangelistRutherford County, TN4/29/1895
8/11/1939Ronnie Dawsonvocals, guitarDallas9/30/2003
8/12/1940Thurman Alexander GreentromboneLongview6/19/1997
8/17/1934Newell OlerpianoTyler10/21/2001
8/19/1892Chase Baromeooperatic bass-baritoneAugusta, GA8/7/1973
8/19/1906Eddie Durhamguitar, tromboneSan Marcos3/6/1987
8/20/1923James Travis "Jim" ReevesvocalsGalloway7/31/1964
8/20/1935Justin Wayne Tubbvocals, guitarSan Antonio1/24/1998
8/22/1901Esther C. Jonsson GarlinghousepianoIshpeming, MI4/25/1982
8/24/1904Henry Buster Smithsaxophone, clarinetAlsdorf8/10/1991
8/24/1905Alphonse Trentdirector, pianoFort Smith, AR10/14/1959
8/25/1922Consuelo "Chelo" SilvavocalsBrownsville4/2/1988
8/26/1904Sonny LeetromboneHuntsville1975
8/26/1905Ernie FieldstromboneNacogdoches5/11/1997
8/29/1894Ruth BingamanpianoColumbus, OH5/15/1996
8/29/1905Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagardentrombone, vocals, bandleaderVernon1/15/1964
8/30/1924McKinley Howard "Kenny" DorhamtrumpetFairfield12/5/1972
8/31/1928Leroy CoopersaxophoneDallasUnavailable
8/31/1940Wilton Lewis Feldersax, bassHoustonUnavailable
9/1/1931Lecil Travis "Boxcar Willie" Martinguitar, vocalSterrett4/12/1999
9/1/1939Kathryn Thorne "Katie" Webstervocals, pianoHouston9/9/1999
9/2/1929Charline Arthurvocals, guitarHenrietta11/27/1987
9/2/1934Grady Lee NuttBaptist minister, television personalityAmarillo11/23/1982
9/3/1915Americo Paredesguitar, vocalsBrownsville5/5/1999
9/3/1934Freddie Kingguitar, vocalsGilmer12/28/1976
9/5/1853Louella Styles VincentcomposerGeorgia4/25/1924
9/5/1922A.D. "Zu Zu" Bollinguitar, vocalsFrisco10/19/1990
9/5/1951Dan Del Santoguitar, vocalsNY10/17/2001
9/7/1908Clifford "Boots" DouglasdrumsTempleUnavailable
9/7/1936Charles Hardin "Buddy Holly" Holleyvocals, guitarLubbock2/3/1959
9/8/1897James Charles "Jimmie" Rodgersguitar, vocalsMeridian, MS5/26/1933
9/8/1903William Milton BrownvocalsStephenville4/18/1936
9/8/1935James Earl ClaysaxophoneDallas1/6/1995
9/10/1929William "Prince" Lashaclarinet, alto saxophone, fluteFort WorthUnavailable
9/11/1879Lucil Manning Lyonsorganizer of musical activities and clubsRaymond9/25/1958
9/11/1929Charles MoffettdrumsFort Worth2/14/1997
9/12/1900Alger "Texas" AlexandervocalsJewett4/16/1954
9/12/1909John Kenneth Threadgillguitar, vocalsPeniel, just north of Greenville3/20/1987
9/12/1912Armando MarroquínTejano record label founderAlice7/4/1990
9/12/1924Ella Mae MorsevocalsMansfield10/16/1999
9/12/1933Guadalupe L. "Wally" ArmendarezsaxophonePremont9/15/1996
9/12/1944Barry WhitevocalsGalveston7/4/2003
9/13/1922Tony Russell "Charles" Brownvocals, pianoTexas City1/21/1999
9/14/1907Joseph "Joe" PatekaccordionShiner10/24/1987
9/14/1923Juan Mario "Juan Colorado" Garciapiano, saxophoneSan Diego2/10/1957
9/15/1921Gene Rolandcomposer, arrangerDallas8/11/1982
9/16/1940Cornelio ReynavocalsNatillas, Coahuila, México1997
9/18/1892Virgil Oliver Stampsgospel singer and promoterUpshur County8/19/1940
9/19/1805Adolph Fuchseducator, vocals, pianoGustrow, Mecklenburg, Germany12/1885
9/19/1916Bill Neelyguitar, vocalsMcKinney3/22/1990
9/21/1912Theron Eugene "Ted" Daffanvocals, songwriter, steel guitarMerryville, LA10/6/1996
9/21/1938Roy MontelongosaxophoneHays CountyUnavailable
9/23/1867John Avery LomaxfolkloristGoodman, MI1/26/1948
9/23/1934Joseph "Little Joe Blue" Valery, Jr.vocalsDallas4/22/1990
9/24/1893Blind Lemon Jeffersonguitar, vocalCoutchman12/1929
9/24/1897Emilio CaceresviolinCorpus Christi2/10/1980
9/24/1929John CarterclarinetFort Worth3/31/1991
9/24/1935Arzell "Z.Z." Hillguitar, vocalsNaples4/27/1984
9/26/1872Samuel Erson AsburycomposerCharlotte, NC1/10/1962
9/27/1879Isham Emmanuel ReynoldscomposerBirmingham, AL5/10/1949
9/28/1914Jim BoydRadio and Television performer, bassUnavailable3/11/1993
9/28/1941Willie "Jitterbug" Webbguitar, vocalsSan Antonio11/1997
9/29/1907Orvon Gene Autryguitar, vocalTioga10/3/1998
9/29/1910William "Bill" Boydvocals, guitarFannin County12/7/1977
9/29/1937Joe "Guitar" Hughesguitar, vocalsHouston, in the Fourth Ward5/21/2003
10/3/1924Joe Marion Allisonsongwriter, producerMcKinney8/2/2002
10/3/1932Albert Collinsguitar, vocalsLeona11/24/1993
10/3/1954Stevie Ray Vaughanguitar, vocalsDallas8/27/1990
10/5/1949Louis Charles "Buckwheat" Stevensonguitar, vocals, songwriterDallas4/28/1988
10/6/1826Franz Xavier Heiligteacher, violin, voiceMaskirchen Grandduchy4/26/1892
10/6/1908Sammy Pricepiano, vocalsHoney Grove4/14/1992
10/7/1891James Earl "Pop" SellersSound EngineerFrost10/4/1980
10/08/1909Mack Harrellviolin, vocalsCeleste1/29/1960
10/10/1910Milton "Milt" Larkintrumpet, trombone, bandleaderHouston8/31/1996
10/10/1914Ivory Joe HunterpianoKirbyville11/8/1974
10/11/1879Oscar Julius Foxguitar, vocalsBurnet County7/29/1961
10/14/1896Rildia Bee O’Bryan CliburneducatorMcGregor8/3/1994
10/14/1900Lenore "Leonora Corona" Cohronoperatic sopranoDallasUnavailable
10/15/1858Frank Valentine Van Der Stuckenviolin, composer, conductorFredericksburg8/16/1929
10/15/1906Victoria Regina SpiveyvocalsHouston10/3/1976
10/15/1916Calvin BozetrumpetWheatleyUnavailable
10/16/1896Mody Coggin Boatrightfolklorist, educatorMitchell County8/20/1970
10/18/1864John Mathias Steinfeldtpiano, organnear Hanover, Germany2/28/1946
10/18/1904Iola Bowden ChamberseducatorHolder12/14/1978
10/19/1884Lena Triplett Milammusic teacherSweet Springs, MO11/8/1984
10/19/1940James SudduthconductorCrosbyton12/3/1997
10/20/1905Max ReiterconductorTrieste, Italy12/13/1950
10/20/1906Johnny Mooreguitar, vocalsAustin1/5/1969
10/20/1908Carl Stuart Hamblenguitar, vocalsKellyville, near Jefferson3/8/1989
10/20/1926Glen PaynevocalsRoyse City10/15/1999
10/20/1939Juan Antonio Sifuentes Sr.vocals, guitar, bassAlice4/4/1986
10/21/1876Vicory Barker TunstallfiddleBorn west of Crockett2/8/1953
10/22/1898John Dickerson "Peck" KellypianoHouston12/26/1980
10/22/1942Robert Gaston "Bobby" Fullerguitar, vocals, songwriterGoose Creek7/18/1966
10/23/1937John Lewis "Johnny" Carrollguitar, vocalsCleburne2/8/1995
10/24/1930Jiles Perry "The Big Bopper" RichardsonvocalsSabine Pass2/3/1959
10/24/1937Milton Howard "Clarence" HollimonguitarHouston4/23/2000
10/25/1949Walter Hyattguitar, vocalsSpartanburg, SC5/11/1996
10/26/1903Charlotte Estelle Duboiseducator, pianoLiberty, IN1/1/1982
10/26/1915Beto Villavocals, saxophoneFalfurrias11/1/1986
10/27/1895John BolesvocalsGreenville2/27/1969
10/29/1911Narciso Martinezvocals, accordionMexico6/5/1992
10/31/1912Francis Octavia "Dale Evans" Smithguitar, vocals, songwriterUvalde2/7/2001
10/31/1930Booker ErvinsaxophoneDenison8/31/1970
11/1/1898Beulah Thomas "Sippie" WallacevocalsHouston11/1/1986
11/1/1903Don Deadric Robeyrecord label and nightclub executiveHouston6/16/1975
11/2/1844Mollie Arline Kirkland Baileyvocalsnear Mobile, AL10/2/1918
11/2/1905William A. Owensfolklorist, author, educatorPin HookUnavailable
11/2/1909Fred LowerywhistlePalestine12/11/1984
11/4/1895Fritz OberdoerfferpianoHamburg, Germany12/8/1979
11/6/1941Douglas Wayne Sahmguitar, steel guitar, piano, vocalsSan Antonio11/18/1999
11/6/1942Tary Kelly Owensproducergrew up in Port Arthur9/21/2003
11/7/1923Big Al Dupreepiano, saxophone, vocalsDallas8/4/2003
11/9/1861Christian Klaernereducator, conductorBayreuth, Bavaria9/16/1949
11/9/1887Euday Louis BowmanpianoFort Worth1949
11/9/1905Roger Edenscomposer, pianoHillsboro7/13/1970
11/12/1899Roy NewmanPiano, Guitar, AccordionDallas2/23/1981
11/15/1913Gus JohnsondrumsTyler2/6/2000
11/18/1908Jess WaltersvocalsBrooklyn, NY10/8/2000
11/19/1908Frederic H. "Keg" JohnsontromboneDallas11/8/1967
11/20/1887Alexander Campbell "Eck" RobertsonfiddleDelaney, AR2/15/1975
11/20/1932John Barnes "Barney" Chancecomposer, arranger, percussionBeaumont8/16/1972
11/21/1909Lloyd GlennpianoSan Antonio5/23/1985
11/22/1899Alexander Herman "Whistlin' Alex" Moorepiano, vocalsDallas1/20/1989
11/22/1911Ernesto "Ernie" Caceressaxophone, clarinetRockport1/10/1971
11/23/1912Evans "Tyree" GlenntromboneCorsicana5/18/1974
11/24/1868Scott JoplinpianoCaves Springs near Linden4/11/1917
11/24/1912Theodore Shaw "Teddy" WilsonpianoAustin7/31/1986
11/25/1893Miriam Gordon LandrumpianoWaco1/2/1967
11/26/1879John Lang SinclairlyricsBexar County1/4/1947
11/26/1919Ernest Alvin "Texas Tom" Archia, Jr.tenor saxGroveton1/16/1977
11/27/1914Cecil Browerfiddle, violinBowie3/1/1964
11/27/1915Victor Nicholas AlessandroconductorWaco11/27/1976
11/28/1923George "Bongo Joe" Colemanpercussion, drums, bongosHaines City, FL12/19/1999
11/29/1932John GaryvocalsWatertown, NY1/1998
11/30/1934Lucha VillavocalsChihuahua, MexicoUnavailable
11/30/1943Jerry Huntpiano, composerWaco11/27/1993
1/12/1884Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinanvocalsnear Waco11/5/1933
12/1/1926Eligio Roque Escobarguitar, vocalsBen Bolt10/4/1994
12/3/1923Hubert Longpromoter, talent agentPoteet9/7/1972
12/3/1939Randy Garibayguitar, vocalsSan Antonio5/23/2002
12/4/1917Russell JacquettrumpetSt. Martinville, LA3/4/1990
12/6/1903Thomas Hubert "Hugh" Farrvocal, fiddleLlano4/17/1980
12/6/1909Hans Heinz DraegermusicologistStralsund, Germany11/9/1968
12/6/1925Robert Ealeyvocals, drumsTexarkana3/7/2001
12/7/1903Roosevelt Thomas "Grey Ghost" Williamspiano, vocalsBastrop7/17/1996
12/8/1903Zelma Watson Georgemusicologist, opera singerHearne7/3/1994
12/8/1906Sidney Abraham Wolfauthority on synagogue musicCleveland, OH2/18/1983
12/8/1914Floyd Tillmanguitar, vocalsRyan, OK8/22/2003
12/9/1916Merrill Elliscomposer, performer, researcherCleburne7/21/1981
12/1/1913Mary Virginia MartinvocalsWeatherford11/3/1990
12/11/1926Willie Mae "Big Mama" ThorntonvocalsMontgomery, AL7/25/1984
12/11/1941J. Frank WilsonvocalsLufkin10/4/1991
12/14/1910Albert J. "Budd" JohnsonsaxophoneDallas10/20/1984
12/14/1933Leo Nash Wrightalto saxophone, flute, clarinetWichita Falls1/4/1991
12/15/1892David Wendel Guioncomposer, pianoBallinger10/17/1981
12/15/1914Red River Dave McEneryguitar, vocalsSan Antonio1/15/2002
12/15/1932Jesse BelvinvocalsSan Antonio2/6/1960
12/16/1961William Melvin "Bill" Hicksvocals, guitarValdosta, GA2/26/1996
12/17/1852Iola Barns BeerseducatorNew Orleans, LA11/13/1925
12/17/1932Joseph Earl "Joey Long" Longoriaguitar, vocalsZwolle, LA3/24/1995
12/17/1933Nathan Wright Stuckey IIvocalsCass County8/24/1988
12/18/1892Robert Wright Armstrongband leaderBrownwood9/15/1966
12/18/1914Connie "Pee Wee" Craytonguitar, vocalsRockdale6/25/1985
12/18/1917Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinsonsaxophone, vocalsHouston7/2/1988
12/18/1949Michael David "Blaze Foley" Fullerguitar, vocalsMarfa2/1/1989
12/19/1940Phil Ochsguitar, vocalEl Paso4/8/1976
12/20/1918John Hardeepiano, tenor saxophoneCorsicana5/18/1984
12/21/1907Babe Kyro Lemon "Black Ace" Turnervocals, guitarHughes SpringsUnavailable
12/23/1885Wesley Hope Tilleymusician, early filmmakerSpringfield, IL6/24/1972
12/23/1935Esther Mae "Little Esther" PhillipsvocalsGalveston8/7/1984
12/24/1919Henry L. CokertromboneDallas11/23/1979
12/25/1912Oscar Frederic MooreguitarAustin10/8/1981
12/25/1925Howard Crockettvocal, guitarMinden, LA12/27/1994
12/26/1922Tyler Dee "T.D." Bellguitar, vocalLee County outside Dimebox, Texas1/9/1999
12/26/1922Harry H. Choatesfiddle, vocalsRayne, LA7/17/1951
12/27/1926Baldemar "Don Balde" ElizondoaccordionPharr7/4/2002
12/28/1904Joe "Country" Washburnvocals, bassHouston1/21/1974
12/29/1897Julius Lorenzo Cobb Bledsoebaritone, composerWaco7/14/1943
12/29/1924Billy Grayvocals, guitarParis, TX3/27/1975
12/30/1904Ventura Alonzoaccordion, vocalsMatamoros, Mexico12/14/2000