Born: 9/1/1946 Died:
About: British/Australian singer/songwriter best known for his pop/disco group the Bee Gees with brothers Robin and Maurice.
Born: 12/22/1949 in Douglas, Isle of Man, UK Died: 5/20/2012
About: One-third of the disco/pop group the Bee Gees with his brothers Maurice and Barry.
The DMDB Blog:
Tragedy: Another Gibb Gone / The Top 40 Bee Gees Songs (5/20/12)
About: Blues-rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist with ZZ Top.
Arthur Gibbs & His Gang
Born: 8/17/1919 Died: 12/9/2006
About: Pop musician.
Kiss of Fire (1952)
Born: 4/3/1928 Died: 11/17/2003
About: American country singer.
Oh Lonesome Me (1958)
Born: 11/20/1966 Died: 5/17/1996
About: Neo-prog rock singer/songwriter/musician best-known for work with Toy Matinee (“Last Plane Out”) and as one of the members of the Tuesday Night Music Club, who created Sheryl Crow’s debut album of the same name.
Tired Old Man (1984?)
Song for a Dead Friend (1995)
Live at the Troubadour/Welcome to Joytown (1995) live
The Shaming of the True (1996)
The Kaviar Sessions (1996)
Nuts (archives: 1984-96; released 2009)
Bolts (archives: 1984-96; released 2009)
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Kevin Gilbert was born: November 20, 1966 (11/20/11)
Born: 11/6/1966 in Carbondale, Illinois
About: Rock guitarist with Racer X and Mr. Big. Also a solo artist.
Wolfe L. Gilbert
Chega de Saudade (1958)
The Girl from Ipanema (with Stan Getz, 1964)
Getz/Gilberto (with Stan Getz, 1963)
About: American country singer and musician (“When I Call Your Name”).
I Still Believe in You (1992)
Go Rest High on That Mountain (1995)
Born: John Birks Gillespie on 10/21/1917 Died: 1/6/1993
About: American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer, and composer.
Ko Ko (1945) – see Charlie Parker
Groovin’ High (1945)
Salt Peanuts (1945)
A Night in Tunisia (1946)
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (compilation: 1937-1949)
The Quintet (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, & Max Roach) – Jazz at Massey Hall (live, 1953)
Patrick S. Gilmore
Born: 3/9/1936 Died:
About: Country singer.
Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
Sugar Shack (1963)
Born: 3/6/1946 Died:
About: Rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist with Pink Floyd. Also a solo artist.
The Power of Suggestion (1988)
The View from Here (1989)
Progfest ’94: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1994) live
The Promise (2008)
Beer Barrell Polka (1939)
Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser, and Jessi Colter – Wanted! The Outlaws (1976)
Music for Lovers Only (1952)
Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition (1942) – see Kay Kyser
Rock ‘N’ Roll Part 2 (1972)
I Love You Love Me Love (1973)
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (1915)
St. Elsewhere (2006)
That Old Feeling (Shep Fields with Bob Goday, 1937)
Thanks for the Memory (with Shep Fields, 1937)
Born: 8/31/1903 in New York City, NY Died: 3/16/1983
About: American DJ.
Godley & Creme
Born: 2/11/1939 in Brooklyn, NY
About: American lyricist. Married singer/songwriter Carole King in 1958. Wrote a number of hit songs together as one of the famous Brill Buiding teams. Divorced in 1968.
Songs Written by Carole King & Gerry Goffin:
Will You Love Me Tomorrow (performed by the Shirelles, 1960)
Up on the Roof (performed by the Drifters, 1962)
The Loco-Motion (performed by Little Eva, 1962)
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman (written with Jerry Wexler, performed by Aretha Franklin, 1967)
Our Lips Are Sealed (1981)
We Got the Beat (1982)
Beauty and the Beat (1981)
Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
Rock My Soul (1938)
Golden Gate Orchestra
Golden Gate Quartet
John the Revelator (1938)
Unchained Melody (2002)
About: Pop singer.
Bring It On (1998)
Selena Gomez (& the Scene)
Come and Get It (2013)
You (Radio Gnome Invisible Pt. 3) (1974)
Born: 5/30/1909 in Chicago, IL Died: 6/13/1986
About: Jazz clarinetist and bandleader. He was playing clarinet professionally at 16 with Art Kassel, made his reputation with Ben Pollack from 1925-29, and after several years of busy studio work, formed his own permanent band in 1934. The band’s hard-driving sound, fueled by Fletcher Henderson’s arrangements, met some early resistance but when it hit, it hit big. By the start of 1936, the Swing Era had been launched and Benny Goodman was its king. The band’s 1/16/38 Carnegie Hall concert was a historic triumph. Hollywood’s Benny Goodman Story in 1956 honored the man who provided more than 50 years of classic jazz.
Moon Glow (1934)
King Porter Stomp (1935)
These Foolish Things Remind Me of You (with Helen Ward, 1936)
Stompin’ at the Savoy (1936)
Goody Goody (with Helen Ward, 1936)
Goodnight My Love (with Ella Fitzgerald, 1937)
Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) (1938)
And the Angels Sing (with Martha Tilton, w. Johnny Mercer with Ziggy Elfman, 1939)
Don’t Be That Way (1938)
Taking a Chance on Love (with Helen Forrest, 1940)
Seven Come Eleven (1940)
There’ll Be Some Changes Made (with Louise Tobin, 1941)
Solo Flight (1941)
Breakfast Feud (with Charlie Christian, 1941)
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye (with Peggy Mann, 1945)
The Complete Legendary 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert (1938) live
The DMDB Blog:
Benny Goodman was born: May 30, 1909 / His Top 50 Songs (5/30/12)
Innocent Eyes (2003)
Goo Goo Dolls
Goombay Dance Band
Sun of Jamaica (1982)
Born: 11/28/1929 Died:
About: American R&B producer and songwriter. Founder of Motown Records.
The DMDB Blog:
Best-of List: The Top 100 Motown Songs (1/14/12)
It's My Party (1963)
Clint Eastwood (2001)
Feel Good Inc. (with De La Soul, 2005)
Demon Days (2005)
Born: 8/16/1931 Died:
About: American adult contemporary singer.
Born: 8/5/1934 Died:
American country singer.
About: Grunge-rock guitarist with the Ducky Boys, Green River (84-88), Lords of the Wasteland (88), Mother Love Bone (88-90), Temple of the Dog (90), Mookie Blaylock (90), and Pearl Jam (91-).
Standing in the Way of Control (2007)
Somebody That I Used to Know (Gotye with Kimbra, 2011)
– see Boston
Barry Goudreau (1980)
Delp & Goudreau (2004)
Born: 12/10/1913 Died: 2/21/1996
About: American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist.
– see Tears for Fears
Acting My Age (1980)
Born: 8/14/1946 Died:
About: American R&B bassist with Sly & the Family Stone and Graham Central Station.
Rock singer/songwriter with Foreigner.
Grand Funk Railroad
We’re an American Band (1973)
We’re an American Band (1973)
Problem (with Iggy Azalea, 2014)
Born: Joseph Saddler on 1/1/1958 in Bridgetown, Barbados
About: Along with his group The Furious Five, Grandmaster Five was a pioneering hip-hop musician and DJ. He and his crew were the first hip-hop artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel (& the Furious Five, 1981)
The Message (& the Furious Five, 1982)
White Lines (Don’t Do It) (with Melle Mel, 1983)
Born: 11/25/1960 Died:
About: Christian pop singer (“Baby Baby”).
El Shaddai (1982)
Queen of Denmark (2010)
Born: 1/26/1908 Died: 12/1/1997
About: French jazz violinist.
Djangology (Quintette of the Hot Club of France featuring Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, 1935)
Nuages (Django Reinhardt with Stéphane Grappelli and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France) (1946)
About: Legendary psychedelic-rock band formed in San Francisco, CA. Incessant touring band with loyal followers known as Deadheads. Weir and Mydland were in Bobby & the Midnites together. Weir, Lesh, & Hart also formed The Other Ones.
Active: 1965-1995 Members: Jerry Garcia (v/g: 66-95), Bob Weir (rhythm g: 66-95), Ron “Pigpen” McKeman (organ, harmonica: 66-73), Phil Lesh (b), Bill Kreutzmann (d), Mickey Hart (d: 68-71,75-95), Tom Constanten (k: 68-70), Keith Godchaux (piano: 72-79), Donna Godchaux (backing v: 72-79), Brent Mydland (k: 79-90)
Dark Star (1968)
Uncle John’s Band (1970)
Anthem of the Sun (1968)
Live/Dead (1969) live
Workingman’s Dead (1970)
American Beauty (1970)
White Ladder (1999)
Born: 6/7/1900 Died: 8/23/1963
About: Jazz/big band leader with the Casa Loma Orchestra.
Blue Moon (performed with Kenny Sargent, w. Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, 1935)
Sunrise Serenade (1939)
My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?) (with Eugenie Baird, 1943)
On How Life Is (1999)
Born: 4/13/46 in Forrest City, Arkansas
About: Soul singer/songwriter. To Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1959. First recorded for Fargo in 1960. Worked with The Creations (64-67) and the Soul Mates (67-68) before going solo (69-). Wrote most of his songs. Returned to gospel music in 1980.
Let's Stay Together (1971)
Tired of Being Alone (1971)
Take Me to the River (1974)
Let’s Stay Together (1972)
I’m Still in Love with You (1972)
Call Me (1973)
Greatest Hits (compilation: 1970-1974)
The Supreme Al Green (1992)
About: R&B singer. Half of Gnarls Barkley (“Crazy”).
Fuck You (aka “Forget You”) (2010)
Fool for You (with Melanie Fiona, 2011)
with New York Pro Musica – The Play of Daniel: A Twelfth-Century Drama (1958)
Active: 1988- Members: Billie Joe Armstrong (v, g), Mike “Dirnt” Pritchard (b), Al Sobrante (d: 89-90), John Kiftmeyer (d: 90), Frank “Tre Cool” Wright (d: 90-)
About: Punk-rock trio formed in Berkeley, CA
Basket Case/Jaded (1994)
When I Come Around (1994)
Welcome to Paradise (1994)
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) (1997)
American Idiot (2004)
Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2004)
American Idiot (2004)
21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Johnny Green’s Orchestra
I Get a Kick Out of You (1935) – see Ethel Merman
Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails (1935) – see Fred Astaire
The Way You Look Tonight (1936) – see Fred Astaire
A Fine Romance (A Sarcastic Love Song) (1936) – see Fred Astaire
They Can't Take That Away from Me (1937) – see Fred Astaire
Born: Peter Greenbaum on 10/29/1946 in London, England
About: Blues-rock guitarist with Shotgun Express (1966), John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (66-67), and Fleetwood Mac (67-70) who also recorded solo.
There Goes My Everything (1967)
Born: 10/23/1940 Died: 8/26/2009
About: American pop music singer, songwriter, and record producer. Jeff Barry, to whom she was married, served as her main writing partner. Discovered Neil Diamond. Click here for a detailed list of songs which Greenwich wrote or co-wrote, produced, or recorded.
Song(s) She Wrote or Co-Wrote:
Be My Baby (1963) – see the Ronettes
Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) (1963) – see Crystals
Leader of the Pack (1964) – see the Shangri-La’s
Do Wah Diddy Diddy (1964) – see Manfred Mann
Chapel of Love (1964) – see the Dixie Cups
River Deep, Mountain High (1966) – see Tina Turner
Born: 11/5/1971 Died:
About: Rock guitarist and songwriter with Radiohead.
God Bless the U.S.A. (1984)
About: American rock drummer with Nirvana and singer/songwriter with Foo Fighters.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) ST – TV
The Guess Who
American Woman (1970)
Titanium (with Sia, 2011)
She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) (with Sia, 2012)
Guided by Voices
Bee Thousand (1994)
Active: 1986- Members: W. Axl Rose (v: 86-), Saul “Slash“ Hudson (g: 86-95), Izzy Stradlin (g: 86-91), Michael “Duff” McKagan (b: 86-95), Steven Adler (d: 86-90), Matt Sorum (d: 90-95), Dizzy Reed (k: 90-94, 99-), Gilby Clarke (g: 91-94). Slash also formed Slash’s Snakepit with Sorum and Clarke. Slash, McKagan, and Sorum later formed Velvet Revolver. Robin Finck (g: 99), Tommy Stinson (b: 99-), Paul Tobias (99), Josh Freese (d: 99), Buckethead (g: ?-04), Bumblefoot (g: 04-), Frank Ferrer (d: ?), Chris Pitman (k), Bryan Mantia (d)
About: Los Angeles-based hard rock group who achieved monstrous success in the 1980s with their debut album, Appetite for Destruction. Released a follow-up double-album (Use Your Illusions I & II) and a covers album, but imploded by the mid-1990s. Everyone left the group but Axl Rose, who finally released a moderately well received follow-up album 15 years later.
Welcome to the Jungle (1987)
Sweet Child O’ Mine (1988)