August 24


126 years ago, Legendary Hawaiian Athlete Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1890)
Duke Kahanamoku died January 22, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 77 years old.

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113 years ago, Pianist Claude Driskett Hopkins was born in Alexandria, Virginia. (1903)
Claude Hopkins died February 19, 1984 in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old.

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113 years ago, Singer Ruby Smith was born in New York, N.Y. (1903)
She died March 24, 1977 in Anaheim California. She was 73 years old.

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112 years ago, Saxophonist Buster Smith was born in Ennis, Texas. (1904)
He died August 10, 1991 in Dallas, Texas. He was 86 years old.

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111 years ago, Bluesman Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup was born in Forest, Mississppi. (1905)
He died March 28, 1974 in Nassawaddox, Virginia. He was 68 years old.

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101 years ago, "Mr. Blues" Wynonie Harris was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1915)
"Mr. Blues" died of throat cancer June 14, 1969 in Los Angeles, California. He was 53 years old.

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98 years ago, Pianist Harry Van Walls was born in Millersville, Kentucky. (1918)
Vann "The Piano Man" Walls died February 24, 1999 in Montreal, Canada. He was 80 years old.

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97 years ago, Blues Singer Mabel Franklin was born in Houston, Texas. (1919)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mabel! (if you're still out there)

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Arthur Ferrante and Louis Teicher

92 years ago, Pianist Louis Teicher was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. (1924)
He died August 3, 2008 in Highlands, N.C. He was 83 years old.

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87 years ago, Singer Willie Winfield was born in Norfolk, Virginia. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Willie!

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78 years ago, Rocker David Freiberg was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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78 years ago, Guitarist Mason Williams was born in Abilene, Texas. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mason!

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75 years ago, Guitarist Elliott Ingber was born in Los Angeles, California. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Winged Eel Fingerling!

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Kenny Seymour, Clarence Collins, Tracy Lord, Nat Rogers, Sam Strain, Ernest Wright, Jr. and Little Anthony

75 years ago, Singer Ernest Wright, Jr. was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ernest!

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George Chambers, Brian Keenan, Willie Chambers, Joseph Chambers and Lester Chambers

74 years ago, Singer Joseph Chambers was born in Scott County, Mississippi. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joseph!

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74 years ago, Rockabilly Star Carl Mann was born in Huntingdon, Tennessee. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carl!

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74 years ago, Singer Jimmy Soul was born in Weldon, N.C. (1942)
He died of a heart attack June 25, 1988 in New York, N.Y. He was 45 years old.

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74 years ago, Singer Marshall Donald Thompson was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marshall Thompson!

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73 years ago, Quicksilver Messenger Service Guitarist John Cipollina was born in Berkeley, California. (1943)
He died May 29, 1989 from a lifelong respiratory ailment. He was 45 years old.

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73 years ago, Pianist Bob Sedergreen was born in Akko, Palestine. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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71 years ago, Guitarist Ken Hensley was born in Hertforshire, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ken!

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68 years ago, Musician Jean-Michel Jarre was born in Lyons, France. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jean-Michel!

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65 years ago, Percussionist Mireille Bauer was born in Alsace, France. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mireille!

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65 years ago, Singer Jimmy Farrar was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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64 years ago, Singer/Guitarist John Cowan was born in Evansville, Indiana. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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63 years ago, Saxophonist Ron Holloway was born in Washington, D.C. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron!

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61 years ago, Jeffrey Daniel was born in Los Angeles, California. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeffrey!

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57 years ago, Bassist Malcolm Creese was born in London, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Malcolm!

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57 years ago, Guitarist Buster B. Jones was born in Ames, Iowa. (1959)
He died February 2, 2009 in Ames, Iowa. He was 49 years old.

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56 years ago, Bassist John Koko of The Makaha Sons was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1960)
He died June 26, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 51 years old.

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55 years ago, Bassist Mark Bedfored was born in Islington, London, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bedders!

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52 years ago, Bassist Oteil Burbridge was born in Washington, D.C. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Oteil!

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Kristyn, Kelsi and Kassidy Osborn

46 years ago, Country Singer Kristyn Robyn Osborn was born in West Valley City, Utah. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kristyn!

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44 years ago, Tenor Saxophonist Don Byas died in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was 59 years old. (1972)
Carlos Wesley Byas was born October 21, 1912 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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38 years ago, Trumpeter Louis Prima died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 66 years old. (1978)
He was born December 7, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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35 years ago, Trumpeter Bill Coleman died in Tolouse, France. He was 77 years old. (1981)
William Johnson Coleman was born August 4, 1904 in Paris, Kentucky.

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28 years ago, Country Musician/DJ Nat Stuckey died. He was 53 years old. (1988)
He was born December 17, 1934 in Cass County, Texas.

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25 years ago, Percussionist "Washboard Willie" died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 82 years old. (1991)
William Paden Hensley was born July 24, 1909 in Phenix City, Alabama.

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24 years ago, Drummer Larrie Londin died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 48 years old. (1992)
He was born October 15, 1943 in Norfolk, Virginia.

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22 years ago, Sonny Chillingworth died in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 62 years old. (1994)
Edwin Bradfield Liloa Chillingworth, Jr. was born July 14, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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19 years ago, Pianist Tete Montoliu died in Barcelona, Spain. He was 64 years old. (1997)
Vincente Montoliu was born March 28, 1933 in Barcelona, Spain.

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12 years ago, Saxophonist Noble "Thin Man" Watts died in DeLand, Florida. He was 78 years old. (2004)
He was born February 17, 1926 in Deland, Florida.

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Hal and Herbie Kalin

11 years ago, Hal Kalin of the The Kalin Twins died on August 24, 2005 in Cheverly, Maryland. He was 71 years old. (2005)
Harold and Herbert were born February 16, 1934 in Port Jervis, N.Y.
Herbie Kalin died July 21, 2006 in Waldorf, Maryland. He was 72 years old.

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11 years ago, Bassist Jimmy Trapp died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 52 years old. (2005)
He was born October 24, 1952 in Newport Beach, California

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7 years ago, Saxophonist/Clarinetist Joe Maneri died in Boston, Massachussetts. He was 82 years old. (2009)
Joseph Gabriel Esther Maneri was born February 9,1927 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Smokey Robinson and Esther Gordy Edwards

5 years ago, Esther Gordy Edwards died in Detroit, Michigan. She was 91 years old. (2011)
She was born April 25, 1920 in Oconee County, Georgia.


August 23


116 years ago, Folk Singer/Songwriyer Malvina Milder was born in San Francisco, California. (1900)
She died March 17, 1978 in San Francisco, California. She was 77 years old.

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103 years ago, Singer George Robert Crosby was born in Spokane, Washington. (1913)
Bob Crosby died March 9, 1993 in La Jolla, California. He was 79 years old.

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Machito and Graciela

101 years ago, Singer Graciela Pérez Gutiérrez was born in Havana, Cuba. (1915)
Graciela died April 7, 2010 in New York, N.Y. She was 94 years old.

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99 years ago, Western Swing Performer Sol Williams was born in Ramsey, Illinois. (1917)
Tex Williams died of lung cancer October 11, 1985 in Newhall, California. He was 68 years old.

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92 years ago, Singer/Composer Sister Wynona Carr was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1924)
She died May 12, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was 51 years old.

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89 years ago, Pianist Martial Solal was born in Algiers, North Africa. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martial!

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84 years ago, Rockabilly Great Jack Earls was born in Woodbury, Tennessee. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jack!

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82 years ago, Trombonist Raul DeSouza was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Raul!

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80 years ago, Singer Rudy Lewis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1936)
He died of a suspected drug overdose May 20, 1964 in New York, N.Y. He was 27 years old.

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79 years ago, Guitarist James Clifford Dempsey was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Little Jimmy Dempsey!

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79 years ago, Drummer Jesse Green was born in Delhi, Louisiana. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jesse!

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79 years ago, Guitarist Nathen Page was born in Leetown, West Virginia. (1937)
He died March 8, 2003 in Bradenton, Florida. He was 66 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jim Ford was born in Johnson County, Kentucky. (1941)
He died November 18, 2007 in Fort Bragg, N.C. He was 66 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer Rita Pavone was born in Turin, Italy. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rita!

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69 years ago, Country Singer Rex Allen, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rex!

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69 years ago, Who Drummer Keith Moon was born in Wembley, London, England. (1947)
He died of a sleeping pills overdose September 7, 1978 in London, England.

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69 years ago, Guitarist Terje Rypdal was born in Oslo, Norway. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terje!

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69 years ago, Singer/Song Writer Linda Thompson was born in London, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Linda!

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67 years ago, Pop Star Woody Paul Chrisman was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Woody Paul!

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67 years ago, Pop Star Richard Springthorpe was born in Sydney, Australia. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick Springfield!

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65 years ago, Pop Singer Jimi Jamison was born in Mississippi. (1951)
He died August 31, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 63 years old.

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Photo By Steve Stoddard

65 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Peter Julian Laffy was born in East Melbourne, Australia. (1951)
Peter Laffy died February 15, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 59 years old.

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64 years ago, Bluesman Dalton Reed was born in Cade, Louisiana. (1952)
He died of heart failure September 24, 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 42 years old.

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63 years ago, Pop Singer Robert Gubby was born in Epsom, Surrey, England. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby G!

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63 years ago, Saxophonist Robert Michael Watson, Jr. was born in Lawrence, Kansas. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby Watson!

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57 years ago, Bassist Bruno Chevillon was born in France. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruno!

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56 years ago, Songwriter Oscar Hammerstein II died in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He was 65 years old. (1960)
He was born July 12, 1895 in New York, N.Y.

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55 years ago, Guitarist Dean DeLeo was born in Montclair, New Jersey. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dean!

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54 years ago, Emilio Navaira III was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1962)
Emilio Navaira died May 16, 2016 in New Braunfels, Texas. He was 53 years old.

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54 years ago, Guitarist/Actor "Hoot" Gibson died in Woodland Hills, California. He was 70 years old. (1962)
Edmund Richard Gibson was born August 6, 1892 in Tekamah, Nebraska.

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53 years ago, Bandleader Glen Gray died in Plymouth, Massachussetts. He was 57 years old. (1963)
He was born June 7, 1906 in Roanoke, Illinois.

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46 years ago, Pianist Brad Mehldau was born in Florida. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brad!

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44 years ago, Trumpeter Stephen Bradley was born in Richmond, California. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stephen!

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41 years ago, Fiddler Eliza Carthy was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eliza!

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39 years ago, Shelly Fairchild was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shelly!

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King Sisters from left, Alyce, Marilyn, Yvonne and Luise

20 years ago, Singer Alyce King died in Sandy, Utah. She was 81 years old. (1996)
Alyce King Griggs was born during 1915 in Payson, Arizona.

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15 years ago, Pianist Frank Emilio Flynn died in Havana, Cuba. He was 80 years old. (2001)
He was born April 13, 1921 in Havana, Cuba.

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10 years ago, Trumpeter Maynard Ferguson died in Ventura, California. He was 78 years old. (2006)
Walter Ferguson was born May 4, 1928 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada.

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8 years ago, Trombonist Jimmy Cleveland died in Lynwood, California. He was 82 years old. (2008)
James Milton Cleveland was born May 3, 1926 in Wartrace, Tennessee.

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4 years ago, Saxophonist Byard Lancaster died in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania. He was 70 years old. (2012)
William Byard Lancaster was born August 6, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


August 22

Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy

154 years ago, Composer Claude Debussy was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. (1862)
He died March 25, 1918 in Paris, France. He was 56 years old.

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Son Sims and Muddy Waters

126 years ago, Bluesman Henry "Son" Sims was born in Anguilla, Mississippi. (1890)
He died December 23, 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 68 years old.

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106 years ago, Singer Addie Spivey was born in Houston, Texas. (1910)
She died during 1943 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Blind Willie McTell and Kate McTell

105 years ago, Blueswoman Ruth Kate Williams was born in Savannah, Georgia. (1911)
Kate McTell died October 3, 1991 in Georgia. She was 80 years old.

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100 years ago, Pianist Alphonso Thompson was born in Centreville, Mississippi. (1916)
Sonny Thompson died August 11, 1989 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 73 years old.

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99 years ago, Saxophonist Theodore Richard Goddard was born in Everett, Massachusetts. (1917)
Ted Goddard died during the summer of 1988. He was 71 years old.

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99 years ago, Bluesman John Lee Hooker was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (1917)
He died June 21, 2001 at home in Los Altos, California. He was 83 years old.

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96 years ago, Author Ray Douglas Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois. (1920)
Ray Bradbury died June 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. He was 92 years old.

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93 years ago, Bluesman Edward P. Harris was born in Leasburg, N.C. (1923)
Carolina Slim died of heart attack October 22, 1953 in Newark, N.J. He was 30 years old.

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92 years ago, Space Age Pop Composer Robert Lamar Thompson was born in San Jose, California. (1924)
Bob Thompson died May 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. He was 88 years old.

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Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour and Hal Kratzsch

90 years ago, Singer Bob Flanigan was born in Greencastle, Indiana. (1926)
He died May 15, 2011 in Las Vagas, Nevada. He was 84 years old.

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88 years ago, Composer Karlheinz Stockhausen was born in Mödrath, Germany. (1928)
He died December 7, 2007 in Kuerten-Kettenberg, Germany. He was 79 years old.

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Rolf Billberg and Lars Gullin

86 years ago, Saxophonist Rolf Gunnar Billberg was born in Lund, Sweden. (1930)
Rolf Billberg died August 17, 1966 in Käringön, Gothenburg, Sweden. He was 35 years old.

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Roscoe Shelton and Earl Gaines

85 years ago, Singer Roscoe Shelton was born in Lynchburg, Tennessee. (1931)
Hauoli la Hana to Roscoe!

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80 years ago, the "Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown was born in Gaston, North Carolina. (1936)
He died May 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. He was 75 years old.

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80 years ago, Rockabilly Star Delmar Allen Hawkins was born in Goldmine, Louisiana. (1936)
Dale Hawkins died February 13, 2010 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was 73 years old.

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80 years ago, Drummer Lex Humphries was born in New York, N.Y. (1936)
He died July 11, 1994 in New York, N.Y. He was 57 years old.

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79 years ago, Bassist Malachi Favors Maghostus was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Malachi!

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Carlo Mastrangelo, Fred Milano, Dion DiMucci and Angelo D'Aleo

77 years ago, Singer Fred Milano was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
He died January 1, 2011 in New York, N.Y. He was 72 years old.

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75 years ago, Drummer Howard Grimes was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Howard!

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71 years ago, Bubble Gum Singer Ron Dante was born in Staten Island, N.Y. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron!

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70 years ago, Singer Kim Parker was born in New York, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kim!

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69 years ago, Singer Donna Jean Godchaux was born in San Francisco, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Donna Godchaux!

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68 years ago, Guitarist David Lee Marks was born in Los Angeles, California. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to David Lee!

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68 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Sam Neely was born in Cuero, Texas. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sam!

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68 years ago, Poet Robert Franklin Feaster was born in New York, N.Y. (1948)
Sekou Sundiata died July 18, 2007 in New York, N.Y. He was 58 years old.

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64 years ago, Blueswoman Debbie Davies was born in Los Angeles, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Debbie!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Peter Laughner was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1952)
He died June 22, 1977 in Bay Village, Ohio. He was 24 years old.

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64 years ago, Singer Hociel Thomas died in Oakland, California. She was 48 years old. (1952)
She was born July 10, 1904 in Houston, Texas.

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60 years ago, Guitarist Claude Barthélémy was born in Saint Denis, France. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Claude!

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59 years ago, Country Singer Holly Dunn was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Holly!

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59 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Duane Jarvis was born in Astoria, Oregon. (1957)
He died April 1, 2009 in Marina del Rey, California. He was 51 years old.

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58 years ago, Pop Star Ian Mitchell was born in Downpatrick, Ireland. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian!

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58 years ago, Guitarist Vernon Reid was born in London, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vernon!

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57 years ago, Trumpeter Eric Boeren was born in Ulicoten, Holland. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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57 years ago, Country Singer Ricky Lynn Greg was born in Henderson, Texas. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ricky Lynn!

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56 years ago, Country Singer Floyd Collin Wray was born in DeQueen, Arkansas. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Collin Wray!

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55 years ago, Singer Roland Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana was born in Portsmouth, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roland Orzabal!

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55 years ago, Drummer Deborah Mary Peterson was born in Northridge, California. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Debbi Peterson!

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54 years ago, Guitarist Gary Lee Connor was born in Fort Irwin, California. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary Lee!

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53 years ago, Singer Myra Ellen Amos was born in Newton, North Carolina. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tori Amos!

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53 years ago, Singer Eddie Chacon was born in Oakland, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie!

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53 years ago, Singer James Curtis DeBarge was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to James DeBarge!

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53 years ago, Country Singer Mila Mason was born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mila!

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47 years ago, Guitarist John Raptis was born in Athens Greece. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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38 years ago, Guitarist Robert Levon Been was born in Felton, California. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert Levon!

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37 years ago, Bluesman John Lee Granderson died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 66 years old. (1979)
He was born April 11, 1913 in Ellendale, Tennessee.

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29 years ago, Pianist Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston died in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 70 years old. (1987)
Leonard Caston was born June 2, 1917 in Sumrall, Mississippi.

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26 years ago, Bluesman "Boogie Bill" Webb died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 66 years old. (1990)
Bill Webb was born March 24, 1924 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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20 years ago, Ollie "Doolittle" Lynn died in Hurricane Mills, Tenessee. He was 70 years old. (1996)
Oliver Vanetta Lynn, Jr. was born August 27, 1926 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky.

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13 years ago, "The Architect of Honky Tonk" Floyd Tillman died in Bacliff, Texas. He was 88 years old. (2003)
He was born December 8, 1914 in Ryan, Oklahoma.

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10 years ago, Drummer Bruce Gary died in Los Angeles, California. He was 55 years old. (2006)
He was born April 7, 1952 in Burbank, California.

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9 years ago, Drummer Masahiko Togashi died in Kanagawa, Japan. He was 67 years old. (2007)
He was born March 22, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Tony Sandler and Ralph Young

8 years ago, Singer Ralph Young died in Palm Springs, California. He was 90 years old. (2008)
He was born July 1, 1918 in The Bronx, N.Y.

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5 years ago, Soul Singer/Songwriter Nickolas Ashford died in New York, N.Y. He was 69 years old. (2011)
He was born May 4, 1942 in Fairfield, SC.

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Jerry Lieber, Elvis Presley and Mike Stoller

5 years ago, Songwriter Jerry Lieber died in Los Angeles, California. He was 78 years old. (2011)
He was born April 25, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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4 years ago, Saxophonist Flavio Ambrosetti died in Switzerland. He was 92 years old. (2012)
He was born October 8, 1919 in Lugano, Switzerland.

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Toots Thielemans died in Brussels, Belgium. He was 94 years old. (2016)
Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidore Thielemans was born April 29, 1922 in Brussels, Belgium.


August 21


112 years ago, William Allen Basie was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. (1904)
Count Basie died April 26, 1984 in Hollywood, Florida. He was 79 years old.

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99 years ago, Bassist Rodney Richardson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1917)
He died October 29, 2005 in Modesto, California. He was 88 years old.

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96 years ago, Singer Savannah Valentine was born in Colfax, Louisiana. (1920)
Savannah Churchill died April 19, 1974 in Brooklyn, N.Y. from injuries sustained 18 years earlier when a drunk fell on top of her from a club balcony.

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95 years ago, Trumpeter Uan Rasey was born in Glasgow, Montana. (1921)
He died September 26, 2011 in Woodland Hills, California. He was 90 years old.

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92 years ago, Gospel Singer Clara Ward was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1924)
She died January 16, 1973 in Los Angeles, California. She was 48 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer Caroline Leigh was born in New York, N.Y. (1926)
She died November 19, 1983 in New York, N.Y. She was 57 years old.

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Addison Farmer and Donald Byrd

88 years ago, Bassist Addison Gerald Farmer was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (1928)
Addison Farmer died February 20, 1963 in New York, N.Y. He was 34 years old.

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88 years ago, Trumpeter Arthur Stewart Farmer was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (1928)
Art Farmer died October 4, 1999 in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old.

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79 years ago, Cajun Musician Classie Ballou, Jr. was born in Elton, Louisiana. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Classie!

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78 years ago, Pop Singer Kenny Rogers was born in Houston, Texas. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny!

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77 years ago, Guitarist James Burton was born in Minden, Louisiana. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to James!

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77 years ago, Bluesman Ernest Johnson was born in Four Mile, Mississippi. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Elmore James, Jr.!

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Don Reid, Harold Reid, Jimmy Fortune and Phil Balsley

77 years ago, Singer Harold Reid was born in Augusta County, Virginia. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harold!

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76 years ago, Bluesman Jesse Anderson was born in Paris, Arkansas. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jesse!

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75 years ago, Keyboardist Tom Coster was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom!

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73 years ago, Drummer George Rains was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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72 years ago, Singer Sharon Lee Myers was born in Hazel, Kentucky. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jackie DeShannon!

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69 years ago, Luthier Travis Bean was born in San Fernando, California. (1947)
He died July 10, 2011 in Burbank, California. He was 63 years old.

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Dennis Tufano and Carl Giammarese

69 years ago, Guitarist Carl Giammarese was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carl!

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68 years ago, Songwriter Robert Rimato was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1948)
Robert Hazard died August 5, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 59 years old.

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67 years ago, Trumpeter/Composer Malachi Richard Thompson was born in Princeton, Kentucky. (1949)
Malachi Thompson died July 16, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 56 years old.

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64 years ago, Bassist Glenn Hughes was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glenn!

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64 years ago, Singer John Graham Mellor was born in Ankara, Turkey. (1952)
Joe Strummer of The Clash died December 22, 2002 at his western England home. He was 50 years old.

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64 years ago, Guitarist Richard Zito was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richie Zito!

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63 years ago, Baritone Saxophonist Doug James was born in Turlock, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Nick Kane was born in Jerusalem, Georgia. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nick!

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62 years ago, Drummer Steve Smith was born in Brockton, Massachussetts. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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59 years ago, Drummer Peter Edward Clarke was born in St Helens, Lancashire, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Budgie!

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58 years ago, Singer Kim Sledge was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kim!

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56 years ago, Saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum was born in Berkeley, California. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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51 years ago, Drummer Leon Parker was born in White Plains, N.Y. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leon!

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49 years ago, Serj Tankian was born in Beirut, Lebanon. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Serj!

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46 years ago, Trumpeter Marlon Jordan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marlon!

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43 years ago, Trombonist Bill Harris died in Hallandale, Florida. He was 56 years old. (1973)
Willard Palmer Harris was born October 28, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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39 years ago, Guitarist Matt Schofield was born in Manchester, England. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt!

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39 years ago, Bluesman Tarheel Slim died in the Bronx, New York. He was 53 years old. (1977)
Alden Bunn was born September 24, 1924 in Wilson, North Carolina.

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28 years ago, Singer Kacey Lee Musgraves was born in Mineola, Texas. (1988)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kacey Musgraves

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13 years ago, Wesley Willis died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 40 years old. (2003)
He was born May 31, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois.

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11 years ago, Synthesizer Inventor Robert Moog died of a brain tumor in Asheville, N.C. He was 71 years old. (2005)
He was born May 23, 1934 in New York, N.Y.

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11 years ago, The “Incomparable” Sterling Harrison died in Richmond, Virginia. He was 65 years old. (2005)
Sterling E. Harrison was born during 1941 in Richmond, Virginia.

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10 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Buck Page died in Burbank, California. He was 84 years old. (2006)
He was born June 18, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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8 years ago, Drummer Buddy Harman died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 78 years old. (2008)
Murray M. Harman Jr. was born December 23, 1928 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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3 years ago, Producer Sid Bernstein died in New York, N.Y. He was 95 years old. (2013)
He was born August 12, 1918 in New York, N.Y.

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Saxophonist Headley Bennett died in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 85 years old. (2016)
He was born circa 1931 in Kingston Jamaica.


August 20


126 years ago, Author H. P. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island. (1890)
He died of cancer March 15, 1937 in Providence, Rhode Island. He was 46 years old.

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111 years ago, Trombonist Weldon L. Teagarden was born in Vernon, Texas. (1905)
Jack Teagarden died January 15, 1964 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 59 years old.

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105 years ago, Saxophonist Barnet Amstell was born in London, England. (1911)
Billy Amstell died December 19, 2005 in London, England. He was 94 years old.

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93 years ago, Country Star James Travis Reeves was born in Galloway, Panola County, Texas. (1923)
Jim Reeves died July 31, 1964 in a plane crash outside of Nashville, Tennessee. He was 40 years old.

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92 years ago, Singer Joya Sherrill was born in Bayonne, N.J. (1924)
She died June 28, 2010 in Great Neck, N.Y. She was 85 years old.

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90 years ago, Trombonist Frank Rosolino was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1926)
He committed suicide after murdering his two young sons November 26, 1978 in Los Angeles, California. He was 52 years old.

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89 years ago, Guitarist James Elbert Raney was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1927)
Jimmy Raney died May 10, 1995 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 67 years old.

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85 years ago, Drummer Frank Cappuccio was born in Worchester, Massachussetts. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank Capp!

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83 years ago, Guitarist Roland James was born in Brookings, Arkansas. (1933)
He died October 19, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 80 years old.

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82 years ago, Steel Guitarist Sneaky Pete Kleinow was born in South Bend, Indiana. (1934)
Sneaky Pete died January 6, 2007 in Petaluma, California. He was 72 years old.

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81 years ago, Bluesman John Jacob Malone was born in Decatur, Alabama. (1935)
J. J. Malone died of cancer February 20, 2004 in Hawaii. He was 68 years old.

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Justin Tubb and Elvis Presley

81 years ago, Country Singer Justin Tubb was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1935)
He died January 24, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 62 years old.

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79 years ago, Richard Marsh was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. (1937)
Sky Saxon died June 25, 2009 in Austin, Texas. He was 63 years old.

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79 years ago, Trumpeter Johnny Dunn died in Paris, France. He was 40 years old. (1937)
He was born February 19, 1897 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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John Lantree, Denis Dalziel, Alan Ward, Honey Lantree & Peter Pye

76 years ago, Bassist John David Lantree was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Lantree!

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75 years ago, Musician David Anthony Brock was born in Isleworth, Middlesex, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave Brock!

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75 years ago, Drummer Milford Graves was born in New York, N.Y. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Milford!

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74 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Isaac Hayes was born in Covington, Tennessee. (1942)
He died August 10, 2008 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 65 years old.

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73 years ago, Trumpeter Enrico Rava was born in Trieste, Italy. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Enrico!

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73 years ago, Trombonist Oliver Haydn Whigham III was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jiggs Whigham!

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72 years ago, Drummer Terrence Michael Clarke was born in Vancouver, B.C. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry Clarke!

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72 years ago, Drummer "Uncle" John Turner was born in Port Arthur, Texas. (1944)
He died July 26, 2007 in Austin, Texas. He was 62 years old.

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69 years ago, Singer Ralf Hütter was born in Krefeld, Germany. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralf!

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69 years ago, Trombonist James Carter Pankow was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to James Pankow!

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69 years ago, Bluesman Bill Perry was born in Tula, Mississippi. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry!

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67 years ago, Vocalist Robert Plant was born in Birmingham, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert!

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67 years ago, Rocker Philip Parris Lynott was born in Birmingham, England. (1949)
Phil Lynott died of heart failure January 4, 1986 in Sutton, Ireland. He was 34 years old.

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66 years ago, Drummer James Eugene Brailey was born in Richmond, Virginia. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Big Foot!

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66 years ago, Drummer Willie Hayes was born in Clarksdale, Arkansas. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Willie!

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64 years ago, Bassist John Clayton, Jr. was born in Venice, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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64 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Doug Fieger was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1952)
He died February 14, 2010 in Woodland Hills, California. He was 57 years old.

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64 years ago, Rudy Gatlin was born in Olney, Texas. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rudy!

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64 years ago, Singer/Songwriter John Hiatt was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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58 years ago, Guitarist Marius Müller was born in Oslo, Norway. (1958)
He died March 14, 1999 in Oslo, Norway. He was 40 years old.

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51 years ago, Rapper Lawrence Parker was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to KRS-One!

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50 years ago, Guitarist ”Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was born in Ennis, Texas. (1966)
He was murdered on stage December 8, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. He was 38 years old.

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46 years ago, Vocalist William Frederick Durst was born in Gastonia, North Carolina. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fred Durst!

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Tom Darby and Jimmie Tarlton

45 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Tom Darby died. He was 80 years old. (1971)
He was born August 25, 1891 in Columbus, Georgia.

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42 years ago, Rapper Kenneth Doniell Moore was born in Houston, Texas. (1974)
Big Moe died October 14, 2007 in Houston, Texas. He was 33 years old.

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38 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Ralph Stanley II was born in Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralph!

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30 years ago, Trumpeter Thad Jones died in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was 63 years old. (1986)
Thaddeus Joseph Jones was born March 28, 1923 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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21 years ago, Singer Paul Foster of the Soul Stirrers died in Vallejo, California. He was 75 years old. (1995)
He was born July 12, 1920 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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20 years ago, Saxophonist John Gilmore died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1996)
He was born September 28, 1931 in Summit, Mississippi.

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17 years ago, Bassist Bobby Sheehan died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 29 years old. (1999)
Robert Vaughan Sheehan was born June 12, 1968 in Summit, New Jersey.

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Eddie and Ernie

11 years ago, Singer Ernie Johnson of Eddie and Ernie fame died in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 59 years old. (2005)
Ernest L. Johnson, Jr. was born December 23, 1945 in Lubbock, Texas.

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Photo By: Steve Stoddard

8 years ago, Blues Singer Little Arthur Duncan died in Northlake, Illinois. He was 74 years old. (2008)
Arthur Duncan was born February 5, 1934 in Indianola, Mississippi.

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8 years ago, Bluesman Phil Guy died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 68 years old. (2008)
He was born April 28, 1940 in Lettsworth, Louisiana.

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7 years ago, Guitarist/Bassist Larry Knechtel died in Yakima, Washington. He was 69 years old. (2009)
Lawrence William Knechtel was born August 4, 1940 in Bell, California.

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Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour and Hal Kratzsch

5 years ago, Singer Ross Barbour died in Las Vagas, Nevada. He was 84 years old. (2011)
He was born December 31, 1928 in Burnsville, Indiana.

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3 years ago, Pianist Marian McPartland died in Port Washington, N.Y. She was 95 years old. (2013)
Margaret Marian Turner was born April 20, 1918 near Slough, Buckinghamshire, England.

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Guitarist Matt Roberts died in West Bend, Wisconsin. He was 38 years old. (2016)
He was born January 10, 1978 in Escatawpa, Mississippi.


August 19


110 years ago, Guitarist Eddie Durham was born in San Marcos, Texas. (1906)
He died March 6, 1987 in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old.

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108 years ago, Jazz Musician Lyle Stephanovic was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. (1908)
Spud Murphy died August 5, 2005 in Hollywood, California. He was 96 years old.

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Norman Brown, Donald Mills, John H Mills, Front: Harry Mills And Herbert Mills

103 years ago, Singer Harry Mills was born in Piqua, Ohio. (1913)
He died June 28, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. He was 68 years old.

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102 years ago, "Nature Boy" Robert Bootzin was born in San Francisco, California. (1914)
"Gypsy Boots" died August 8, 2004 in Camarillo, California. He was 89 years old.

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98 years ago, Pianist James George Rowles was born in Spokane, Washington. (1918)
Jimmy Rowles died May 28, 1996 in Los Angeles, California. He was 77 years old.

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81 years ago, Rockabilly Musician Alfous Glenn Ferrier, Sr. was born in Montgomery, Alabama. (1935)
Al Ferrier died January 6, 2015 in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He was 80 years old.

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Roscoe Shelton and Earl Gaines

81 years ago, Singer Earl Gaines was born in Decatur, Alabama. (1935)
He died December 31, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 74 years old.

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81 years ago, Bassist/Flugelhornist Doug Willson was born in Welland, Ontario. (1935)
He died March 14, 2002 in Niagra Falls, N.Y. He was 67 years old.

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77 years ago, Drummer Peter Edward Baker was born in Lewisham, London, England. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ginger Baker!

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76 years ago, Singer Johnny Nash was born in Houston, Texas. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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73 years ago, Merseybeat Singer William Howard Ashton was born in Bootle, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy J. Kramer!

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73 years ago, Singer Don Maughn was born in Coventry, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Fardon!

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72 years ago, Singer Edward Garvin Futch was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddy Raven!

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71 years ago, Rock Singer Ian Gillan was born in Hounslow, Middlesex, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian!

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71 years ago, Singer Roberto Sanchez was born in Buenos Aires. (1945)
Sandro died January 4, 2010 in Mendoza, Argentina. He was 64 years old.

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Bill Clinton and Ron Carter

70 years ago, Saxophonist/POTUS Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Slick Willie!

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Martin Jack Rosenblum and Jack Grassel

70 years ago, "Rock n' Roll Professor" Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum was born in Appleton, Wisconsin. (1946)
He died January 10, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was 67 years old.

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68 years ago, Guitarist Ronald P. Escheté was born in Houma, Louisiana. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron Escheté !

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67 years ago, Keyboardist Danny Mixon was born in Harlem, New York. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Danny!

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66 years ago, Soul Singer Margaret Marie Joseph was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Margie Joseph!

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65 years ago, Bassist John Richard Deacon was born in Oadby, Leicestershire, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Deacon!

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64 years ago, Keyboardist Bruce Katz was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruce!

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Lynwood Slim and Dave Specter

63 years ago, Bluesman Richard Dennis Duran was born in Los Angeles, California. (1953)
Lynwood Slim died August 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. He was 61 years old.

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63 years ago, Bluesman Willie Love died from alcoholism in Jackson, Mississippi. He was 46 years old. (1953)
He was born November 4, 1906 in Duncan, Mississippi.

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62 years ago, Trumpeter Tim Hagans was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim!

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57 years ago, Ivan Neville was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ivan!

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57 years ago, Bluesman Blind Willie McTell died of a brain hemorrhage. He was 58 years old. (1959)
William Samuel McTell was born May 5, 1901 in Thomson, Georgia.

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50 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Lee Ann Womack was born in Jacksonville, Texas. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee Ann!

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48 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter Mark McGuinn was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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47 years ago, Country Singer Clay Walker was born in Beaumont, Texas. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clay!

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43 years ago, Saxophonist Brew Moore died after falling down a flight of stairs in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was 49 years old. (1973)
He was born March 26, 1924 in Indianola, Mississippi.

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40 years ago, Singer Régine Alexandra Chassagne was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Régine Chassagne!

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39 years ago, Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles, California. He was 86 years old. (1977)
Julius Henry Marx was born October 2, 1890 in New York City, N.Y.

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37 years ago, Rockabilly Star Dorsey Burnette died of a heart attack in Canoga Park, California. He was 46 years old. (1979)
He was born December 28, 1932 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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35 years ago, Country Singer Rissi Palmer was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rissi!

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33 years ago, Singer Melissa Morrison Higgins was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Missy Higgins!

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33 years ago, Guitarist Brian Marnell died in a car crash. He was 29 years old. (1983)
He was born July 28, 1954 in Sacramento, California.

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Fats Waller recording in Chicago with John Hamilton, trumpet; Gene Sedric, clarinet and tenor saxophone; John Smith, guitar; Cedric Wallace, bass; and Slick Jones, drums

31 years ago, Bassist Cedric Wallace died in New York, N.Y. He was 76 years old. (1985)
He was born August 3, 1909 in Miami, Florida.

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21 years ago, Composer Pierre Schaeffer died in Les Milles, France. He was 85 years old. (1995)
The "Father of Musique Concrčte" was born August 14, 1910 in Nancy, France.

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12 years ago, Film composer Elmer Bernstein died in Ojai, California. He was 82 years old. (2004)
He was born April 4, 1922 in New York, N.Y.

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10 years ago, Singer Joseph Hill of Culture died in Berlin, Germany. He was 57 years old. (2006)
He was born January 22, 1949 in Jamaica.

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8 years ago, Saxophonist LeRoi Moore died in Los Angeles, California. He was 46 years old. (2008)
He was born September 7, 1961 in Virginia.

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6 years ago, Michael Been died in Hasselt, Belgium. He was 60 years old. (2010)
He was born March 17, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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3 years ago, Pianist Cedar Walton died in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 79 years old. (2013)
Cedar Anthony Walton, Jr. was born January 17, 1934 in Dallas, Texas.

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2 years ago, Bluesman James Kinds died in Chicago, Illionois. He was 70 years old. (2014)
He was born April 23,1943 in Drew, Mississippi.

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1 year ago, Percussionist Doudou N'diaye Rose died in Dakar, Senegal. He was 85 years old. (2015)
He was born July 28, 1930 in Dakar, Senegal.


August 18


120 years ago, Band Leader Charles Leonard Kunz was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. (1896)
Charlie Kunz died March 16, 1958 in Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex, England. He was 61 years old.

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110 years ago, Bluesman Curtis Jones was born in Naples, Texas. (1906)
He died September 11, 1971 in Munich, Germany. He was 65 years old.

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105 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Ola Mae Long was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1911)
Sister O.M. Terrell died March 3, 2006 in Conyers, Georgia. She was 94 years old.

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103 years ago, Saxophonist James Preston was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. (1913)
Jimmy Preston died during December 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 71 years old.

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101 years ago, Bluesman Rev. Pearly Brown was born in Abbeville, Georgia. (1915)
He died during July, 1986 in Plains, Georgia. He was 70 years old.

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Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston

98 years ago, Folk Singer Gilbert Vandine Houston was born in Wilmington, Delaware. (1918)
Cisco Houston died of cancer April 21, 1961 in San Bernardino, California. He was 42 years old.

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98 years ago, Guitarist Herbert Clayton Penny was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1918)
Hank Penny died of a heart attack April 17, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. He was 73 years old.

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© Karlheinz Klüter

95 years ago, Bluesman Lee Jackson was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1921)
He died July 1, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 57 years old.

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88 years ago, Singer Earlington Carl Tilghman was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1928)
Sonny Til died December 9, 1981 in Washington, D.C. He was 53 years old.

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Tony Sandler and Ralph Young

83 years ago, Singer Lucien Joseph Santelé was born in Lauwe, Belgium. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony Sandler!

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77 years ago, Country Singer Mollie Gene Beachboard was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (1939)
Molly Bee died February 7, 2009 in Oceanside, California. She was 69 years old.

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77 years ago, Singer Maxine Ella Brown was born in Kingstree, South Carolina. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maxine Brown!

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77 years ago, Rockabilly Star Huelyn Duvall was born in Garner, Texas. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Huelyn!

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77 years ago, Singer John Preston Courville was born in Port Arthur, Texas. (1939)
Johnny Preston died March 4, 2011 in Beaumont, Texas. He was 71 years old.

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77 years ago, Banjoist Eric Weissberg was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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76 years ago, Autoharpist Bryan Bowers was born in St. Petersburg, Virginia. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bryan!

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76 years ago, Pianist Adam Makowicz was born in Cesky Tesin, Czechoslovakia. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Adam!

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73 years ago, Gospel Musician Edwin R. Hawkins was born in Oakland, California. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Edwin!

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72 years ago, Trumpeter Oscar Brashear was born in Chicago Illinois. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Oscar!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Colin David Tooley was born in Birmingham, England. (1944)
Carl Wayne died August 31, 2004 in England. He was 60 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer Sarah Dash was born in Trenton, N.J. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sarah!

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71 years ago, Singer Barbara Ann Harris was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara Harris!

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Paul and Nigel Griggs

67 years ago, Bassist Nigel Griggs was born in Hatfield, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nigel!

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67 years ago, Trumpeter Paul Mares died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 49 years old. (1949)
Paul J. Mares was born June 15, 1900 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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66 years ago, Drummer Dennis Leslie Elliott was born in Peckham, London, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dennis Elliott!

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63 years ago, Pianist David Benoit was born in Bakersfield, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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63 years ago, Bassist Marvin Isley was born in Teaneck, N.J. (1953)
He died June 6, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 56 years old.

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62 years ago, Guitarist Jody Maphis was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jody!

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61 years ago, Blues Rocker John Campbelljohn was born in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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60 years ago, Bassist Tony Garnier was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony!

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54 years ago, Fiddler Jimmy Mattingly was born in Leitchfield, Kentucky. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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49 years ago, Singer Tracy Cattell was born in Australia. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tracy!

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49 years ago, Drummer Blas Elias Gomez was born in Kennedy, Texas. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Blas Elias!

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49 years ago, Drummer Daniel Joe Peters was born in Seattle, Washington. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan Peters!

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48 years ago, Drummer Brian Tichy was born in Denville, New Jersey. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian!

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48 years ago, Pianist Cy Walter died in New York, N.Y. He was 52 years old. (1968)
Cyril Frank Walter was born September 16, 1915 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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47 years ago, Erik Schrody was born in Valley Stream, N.Y. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Everlast!

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13 years ago, Bassist/Singer Tony Jackson died in Nottingham, England. He was 63 years old. (2003)
He was born July 16, 1940 in Dingle, Liverpool, England.

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Left to right: Paul Desmond, Joe Dodge, Dave Brubeck and Bob Bates

12 years ago, Drummer Joe Dodge died. He was 82 years old. (2004)
He was born February 9, 1922 in Monroe, Wisconsin.

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9 years ago, Singer Odessa Harris died in Detroit, Michigan. She was 71 years old. (2007)
She was born June 8, 1936 in West Helena, Arkansas.

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9 years ago, Singer Jon Lucien died in Poinciana, Florida. (2007)
He was born January 8, 1942 in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

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Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, John Edwards, Bobbie Smith and Billy Henderson

8 years ago, Singer Pervis Jackson died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 70 years old. (2008)
He was born May 17, 1938 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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8 years ago, Saxophonist Maurice Reedus died in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 78 years old. (2008)
He was born March 24, 1930.

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6 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Kenny Edwards died in Santa Barbara, California. He was 64 years old. (2010)
He was born February 10, 1946 in Santa Monica, California.

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4 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Scott McKenzie died in Los Angeles, California. (2012)
Philip Wallach Blondheim was born January 10, 1939 in Jacksonville, Florida.



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