June 24


116 years ago, Saxophonist John Handy was born in Pass Christian, Mississippi. (1900)
"Captain" John Handy died January 12, 1971 in New York, N.Y. He was 70 years old.

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115 years ago, Composer Harry Partch was born in Oakland, California. (1901)
He died September 3, 1974 in San Diego, California. He was 73 years old.

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112 years ago, Drummer/Singer/Actor Wonga Philip Harris was born in Linton, Indiana. (1904)
Phil Harris died August 11, 1995 in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 91 years old.

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106 years ago, Trumpeter Charles Melvin Williams was born in Mobile, Alabama. (1910)
Cootie Williams died September 14, 1985 in New York, N.Y. He was 75 years old.

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Ransom Knowling and Willie Smith

104 years ago, Bassist Ransom Knowling was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1912)
He died October 22, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 55 years old.

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99 years ago, Country Singer/Entertainer Tommy Lee Scott was born in Eastanollee, Georgia. (1917)
Tommy Scott died September 30, 2013 in Toccoa, Georgia. He was 96 years old.

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96 years ago, Bluesman Lester Williams was born in Groveton, Texas. (1920)
He died November 13, 1990 in Houston, Texas. He was 70 years old.

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Photo by Marilyn Harris

94 years ago, Arranger Manny Albam was born in Samana, Dominican Republic. (1922)
He died October 2, 2001 in Croton, N.Y. He was 79 years old.

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94 years ago, Trombonist Taswell J. Baird, Jr. was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1922)
Little Joe Baird died November 22, 2002 from injuries he had suffered during a brutal robbery in Oakland, California. He was 80 years old.

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92 years ago, Bluesman James Lewis Carter Ford was born in Forest, Mississippi. (1924)
T Model Ford died July 16, 2013 in Greenville, Mississippi. He was 89 years old.

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84 years ago, Pianist/Bandleader George Gruntz was born in Basel, Switzerland. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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81 years ago, Minimalist Pioneer Terry Riley was born in Colfax, California. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry!

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81 years ago, Tango Singer Carlos Gardel died in a Medellin, Colombia airplane accident. He was 45 years old. (1935)
Charles Romuald Gardel was born December 11, 1890 in Toulouse, France.

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77 years ago, Paul Michael Bach of Spanky and Our Gang was born in Coral Gables, Florida. (1939)
Oz Bach died of cancer September 21, 1998 in Brevard, North Carolina. He was 59 years old.

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77 years ago, Singer Brigitte Fontaine was born in Morlaix, France. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brigitte!

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77 years ago, Bluesman George Stancell was born in Greenwood, Mississippi. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Gorgeous" George!

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74 years ago, The "King Of Turkish Rock" Erkin Koray was born in Istanbul, Turkey. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Erkin!

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74 years ago, Rocker Joseph Castaldo was born in the Bronx, N.Y. (1942)
Joey Castle died of cancer December 15, 1978 in the Bronx, N.Y. He was 36 years old.

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73 years ago, Saxophonist Frank Lowe was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Geoffrey Arnold Beck was born in Wallington, Surrey, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeff Beck!

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72 years ago, Arthur Wilton Brown was born in Whitby, Yorkshire, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to "The Crazy World of" Arthur Brown!

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Charlie Whitney (top left), Jim King, Rob Townsend, Ric Grech (front right), Roger Chapman

72 years ago, Guitarist Richard John Whitney was born in Skipton, North Yorkshire, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlie Whitney!

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72 years ago, Saxophonist Christopher Gordon Blandford Wood of Traffic was born in Harborne, Birmingham, England. (1944)
Chris Wood died of pneumonia July 12, 1983 in Birmingham, England. He was 39 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer Colin Blunstone was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Colin!

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70 years ago, Bassist Clinton Joseph Houston was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1946)
Clint Houston died June 7, 2000 in New York, N. Y. He was 53 years old.

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69 years ago, Drummer Michael John Kells Fleetwood was born in London, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mick Fleetwood!

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68 years ago, Keyboardist Patrick Moraz was born in Morges, Switzerland. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Patrick!

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67 years ago, Bassist John Illsley was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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66 years ago, Derrick Simpson was born in Kingston Jamaica. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Duckie"!

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60 years ago, Bluesman Michael Coleman was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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60 years ago, Singer Tad Robinson was born in New York, N.Y. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tad!

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57 years ago, Singer Terrence Wilson of UB40 was born in Birmingham, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Astro!

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55 years ago, Drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith was born in Waukegan, Illinois. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Smitty"!

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49 years ago, Guitarist Jeff Cease was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeff!

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46 years ago, Pop Singer Glenn Alan Medeiros was born in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glenn Medeiros!

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41 years ago, Singer Charles Walker died in New York, N.Y. He was 53 years old. (1975)
He was born July 26, 1922 in Macon, Georgia.

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30 years ago, Singer Solange Piaget Knowles was born in Houston, Texas. (1986)
Hauoli la Hanau to Solange!

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29 years ago, "The Great One" Jackie Gleason died of cancer in Lauderhill, Florida. He was 71 years old. (1987)
Herbert John Gleason was born February 26, 1916 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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23 years ago, Saxophonist Massimo Urbani died June 24, 1993 in Rome, Italy. He was 37 years old. (1993)
He was born May 8, 1957 in Primavalle, Italy.

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12 years ago, Steel Guitarist Tau Moe died in Laie, Hawaii. He was 95 years old. (2004)
He was born August 11, 1908 in American Samoa.

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8 years ago, Singer Ira B. Tucker died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 83 years old. (2008)
He was born May 17, 1925 in Spartanburg, S.C.

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6 years ago, Saxophonist Fred Anderson, Jr. died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 81 years old. (2010)
He was born March 22, 1929 in Monroe, Louisiana.

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2 years ago, Guitarist Leah Marie King committed suicide in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 34 years old. (2014)
She was born during 1984 in Vancouver, Canada.


June 23


112 years ago, Gospel Singer Willie Mae Ford was born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. (1904)
Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith died February 2, 1994 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was 89 years old.

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106 years ago, Bassist Milton John Hinton was born in Vicksburg, Tennessee. (1910)
Milt Hinton died December 19, 2000 in Queens, N.Y. He was 90 years old.

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105 years ago, Saxophonist Edward Raymond Miller was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1911)
Eddie Miller died April 1, 1991 in Van Nuys, California. He was 79 years old.

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103 years ago, Accordionist Nathan Abshire was born in Gueyden, Louisiana. (1913)
He died May 13, 1981 in Basile, Louisiana. He was 67 years old.

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103 years ago, Singer Helen Humes was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1913)
She died September 9, 1981 in Santa Monica, California. She was 68 years old.

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101 years ago, Honky Tonk Guitarist William Grishaw was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. (1915)
Zeb Turner died January 10, 1978 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was 62 years old.

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93 years ago, Musician George Allan Russell was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1923)
George Russell died July 27, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 86 years old.

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91 years ago, Saxophonist Edmund Gregory was born in Savannah, Georgia. (1925)
Sahib Shihab died October 24, 1989 in Tennessee. He was 64 years old.

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Johnny and June Carter Cash

87 years ago, Singer Valerie June Carter was born in Maces Springs, Virginia. (1929)
June Carter Cash died May 15, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 73 years old.

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Niki Sullivan,Jerry Allison,Buddy Holly and Joe B. Mauldin

79 years ago, Rock & Roller Niki M. Sullivan was born in Southgate, California. (1937)
Niki Sullivan died April 6, 2004 in Sugar Creek, Missouri. He was 67 years old.

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78 years ago, Blues Singer Mahalia Lucille Jenkins was born in Bolton, Mississippi. (1938)
Lucille Spann died August 2, 1994 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was 56 years old.

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76 years ago, British "Teen Idol" Terence Nelhams was born in Acton, London, England. (1940)
Adam Faith died March 8, 2003 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He was 62 years old.

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76 years ago, One Time Beatle Bassist, Stuart Sutcliffe was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. (1940)
He died of a brain hemorrhage April 10, 1962 in Hamburg, Germany. He was 21 years old.

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76 years ago, Singer Diana Trask was born in Melbourne, Australia. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Diana!

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75 years ago, Guitarist Deacon John Moore was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Deacon John Moore!

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Stephen Caldwell, Marlena Davis, Rosetta Hightower and Shirley Brickley

72 years ago, Singer Rosetta Hightower was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1944)
She died August 2, 2014 in London, England. She was 70 years old.

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71 years ago, Bassist Paul Goddard was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1945)
He died April 29, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 68 years old.

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69 years ago, R & B Singer Jimmy Castor was born in New York, N.Y. (1947)
He died January 16, 2012 in Henderson, Nevada. He was 64 years old.

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68 years ago, Guitarist Myles Goodwyn was born in Woodstock, Canada. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Myles!

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66 years ago, Saxophonist Luther Thomas was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Luther!

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64 years ago, Bassist Anthony Jackson was born in New York, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anthony!

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61 years ago, Vocalist Glenn Allen Anzalone was born in Lodi, New Jersey. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glenn Danzig!

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56 years ago, Saxophonist Donald Harrison was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Donald!

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51 years ago, Guitarist Paul Benjamin Arthurs was born in Burnage, Manchester, England. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs!

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50 years ago, Singer Jonathan Arthur Debarge was born in New York, N.Y. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chico Debarge!

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43 years ago, Musician Jeffrey Carter Albrecht was born in Kansas. (1973)
Carter Albrecht was shot to death September 3, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. He was 34 years old.

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41 years ago, Singer Kate Tunstall was born in St.Andrews, Scotland. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to KT Tunstall!

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39 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jason Thomas Mraz was born in Mechanicsville, Virginia. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jason Mraz!

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32 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Aimée Ann Duffy was born in Nefyn, Gwynedd, Wales. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Duffy!

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26 years ago, Bassist Ikey Sweat died of a gunshot wound in his Richmond, Texas home. He was 45 years old. (1990)
Isaac Payton Sweat was born July 19, 1944 in Port Arthur, Texas.

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25 years ago, Country Singer Kaitlyn Michelle Armiger was born in Sugarland, Texas. (1991)
Hauoli la Hanau to Katie Armiger!

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24 years ago, Fiddler Wade Frugé died in Eunice, Louisiana. He was 75 years old. (1992)
He was born August 27, 1916 in Eunice, Louisiana.

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16 years ago, Flautist Jerome Richardson died in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 79 years old. (2000)
He was born November 15, 1920 in Oakland, California.

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8 years ago, Bassist Dave Carpenter died in Burbank, California. He was 48 years old. (2008)
He was born November 4, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio.

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6 years ago, Trumpeter Bill Dixon died in North Bennington, Vermont. He was 84 years old. (2010)
William Robert Dixon was born October 5, 1925 in Nantucket, Massachussetts.

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6 years ago, Former Kinks Bassist Peter Quaife died in Herlev, Denmark. He was 66 years old. (2010)
He was born December 31, 1943 in Tavistock, Devonshire, England.

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3 years ago, Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 83 years old. (2013)
Robert Calvin Bland was born January 27, 1930 in Rosemark, Tennessee.

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3 years ago, Bluesman Little Willie Littlefield died in El Campo, Texas. He was 81 years old. (2013)
He was born September 16, 1931 in Houston, Texas. He

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Blue Grass Fiddler Ralph Stanley died in Sandy Ridge, Virginia. He was 89 years old. (2016)
Ralph Edmond Stanley was born February 25, 1927 in Stratton, Virginia.


June 22


113 years ago, the FBI's 1st Public Enemy #1 John Dillinger was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. (1903)
Dillinger was shot dead July 22, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 32 years old.

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113 years ago, Drummer Ben Pollack was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1903)
He died June 7, 1971 in Palm Springs, California. He was 67 years old.

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Muddy Waters,Henry Armstrong, Otis Spann, Pot Strong, Elga Edmonds and Jimmy Rogers

107 years ago, Drummer Elga Edmonds aka Elgin Evans was born in Illinois. (1909)
He died in August 1966 in Aurora, Illinois. He was 57 years old.

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95 years ago, Bluesman J.W. Warren was born in Enterprise, Alabama. (1921)
He died August 5, 2003 in Arlton, Alabama. He was 82 years old.

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93 years ago, Singer Ella Johnson was born in Darlington, South Carolina. (1923)
She died February 16, 2004 in New York, N.Y. She was 80 years old.

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91 years ago, Drummer Remo Delmo Belli was born in Mishawaka, Indiana. (1925)
He died April 25, 2016 in Pasadena, California. He was 88 years old.

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88 years ago, Bluesman Turner Foddrell was born in Stuart, Virginia. (1928)
He died February 3, 1995 in Blacksburg, Virginia. He was 67 years old.

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Roy Drusky with the Jordanaires

86 years ago, "The Perry Como of Country Music" Roy Frank Drusky was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1930)
Roy Drusky died September 23, 2004 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 74 years old.

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86 years ago, Bluesman Joe Medwick was born in Houston, Texas. (1930)
He died April 12, 1992 in Houston, Texas. He was 61 years old.

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82 years ago, Percussionist Raymond Mantilla was born in New York, N.Y. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray Mantilla!

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80 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Kristoffer Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kris Kristofferson!

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80 years ago, Singer Verne Allison was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Verne!

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80 years ago, Keyboardist Hermeto Pascoal was born in Lagoa da Canoa, Alagoas, Brazil. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to "The Sorcerer"!

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79 years ago, Guitarist Cal Green was born in Dayton, Texas. (1937)
He died July 6, 2004 in Lake View Terrace, California. He was 67 years old.

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79 years ago, Soul Singer Chuck Jackson was born in Latta, South Carolina. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chuck !

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78 years ago, Drummer Robert Leslie Harrison was born in West Ham, England. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby Harrison !

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77 years ago, Composer/Pianist Heikki Sarmanto was born in Helsinki, Finland. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Heikki!

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74 years ago, Drummer Eddie Prevost was born in Hitchin, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie!

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Pete Stampfel and Steve Weber

74 years ago, Guitarist Steve Weber of the Holy Modal Rounders was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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Peter and Gordon

72 years ago, Peter Asher (of Peter and Gordon fame) was born in London, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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72 years ago, Rock Manager William Carl Thompson was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (1944)
Bill Thompson died January 12, 2015 in Mill Valley, California. He was 70 years old

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70 years ago, Guitarist Eliades Ochoa was born in Songo – La Maya, Cuba. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eliades!

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Flo and Eddie

69 years ago, Singer Howard Kaplan was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Howard Kaylan (aka Eddie)!

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68 years ago, Musician/Producer Todd Harry Rundgren was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Todd Rundgren!

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67 years ago, Bassist Lawrence E. Junstrom was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry Junstrom!

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67 years ago, Alan Ralph Osmond was born in Ogden, Utah. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan Osmond!

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63 years ago, Singer Cyndi Lauper was born in Queens, N.Y. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cyndi!

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60 years ago, Bassist Derek Forbes was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Derek!

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59 years ago, Bassist Garry William Beers was born in Manley, New South Wales, Australia. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Garry Beers!

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58 years ago, Singer Ruby Turner was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ruby!

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55 years ago, Guitarist Pete Huttlinger was born in Washington, D.C. (1961)
He died January 15, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 54 years old.

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55 years ago, James William Somerville was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy Somerville!

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53 years ago, Singer Anne-Marie Teresa Antoinette Ruddock was born. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anne-Marie Ruddock!

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47 years ago, Actress Judy Garland died in New York, N.Y. She was 47 years old. (1969)
Frances Ethel Gumm was born June 10, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

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44 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Elton Britt died in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. He was 58 years old. (1972)
He was born June 27, 1913 in Marshall, Arkansas.

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43 years ago, Christopher Thomas Traynor was born in Long Island, N.Y. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Traynor!

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42 years ago, Composer Darius Milhaud died in Geneva, Switzerland. He was 81 years old. (1974)
He was born September 4, 1892 in Aix-en-Provence, France.

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

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37 years ago, Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt died in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was 72 years old. (1979)
Walter Hunt was born May 10, 1907 in Mt. Healthy Ohio.

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Gary Gilmore, Taj Mahal, Jesse Edwin Davis and Chuck Blackwell

28 years ago, Guitarist Jesse Edwin Davis died of a suspected drug overdose in Venice, California. He was 43 years old. (1988)
He was born September 21, 1944 in Oklahoma.

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23 years ago, Trumpeter Emmett Berry died in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 78 years old. (1993)
He was born July 23, 1915 in Macon, Georgia.

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11 years ago, Bluesman Harry Hypolite died when a truck hit his stalled car in Port Allen, Louisiana. He was 68 years old. (2005)
He was born April 19, 1937 in Marrinville, Louisiana.

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10 years ago, Bluesman Back Alley John died in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was 51 years old. (2006)
John Carl David Wilson was born February 10, 1955 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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8 years ago, Comedian George Carlin died in Santa Monica, California. He was 71 years old. (2008)
He was born May 12, 1937 in New York, N.Y.

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7 years ago, Bassist Nick Holt died in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was 69 years old. (2009)
He was born January 15, 1940 in Grenada, Mississippi.

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Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Lal Waterson and Mike Waterson

5 years ago, Singer Mike Waterson died in Hull, East Of Riding, England. He was 70 years old. (2011)
He was born January 16, 1941 in Hull, East Of Riding, England.

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2 years ago, Guitarist/Song Writer Teenie Hodges died in Dallas, Texas. He was 68 years old. (2014)
Mabon Lewis Hodges was born June 3, 1946 in Germantown, Tennessee.


June 21


116 years ago, Trumpeter Dewey Jackson was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1900)
He died January 1, 1994 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 94 years old.

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114 years ago, Bluesman Nehemiah Curtis James was born in Bentonia, Mississippi. (1902)
Skip James died October 3, 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 67 years old.

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104 years ago, Saxophonist Big Jim Wynn was born in El Paso, Texas. (1912)
He died July 19, 1977 in Los Angeles, California. He was 65 years old.

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92 years ago, Clarinetist Walter Ernest Fawkes was born in Vancouver, Canada.(1924)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wally Fawkes!

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88 years ago, Saxophonist Clifford Scott was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1928)
He died April 19, 1993 in San Antonio, Texas. He was 64 years old.

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Jamil Nasser and Ted Dunbar

84 years ago, Bassist George Joyner was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1932)
Jamil Nasser died February 13, 2010 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 77 years old.

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84 years ago, Pianist Boris Claudio Schifrin was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lalo Schifrin!

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80 years ago, Soul Singer Ocie Lee Smith was born in Mansfield, Louisiana. (1936)
O. C. Smith died November 23, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. He was 65 years old.

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79 years ago, Drummer Donald Dean was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Donald!

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78 years ago, Songwriter Gerald Blackstone was born in London, England. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Black!

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77 years ago, Singer Maria Rosa Marco Poquet was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.(1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Salomé!

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75 years ago, Singer Mitty Collier was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mitty!

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75 years ago, Bluesman Johnny "Yard Dog" Jones was born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Yard Dog!

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74 years ago, Keyboardist Eumir De Almeida Deodato was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Deodato!

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72 years ago, Singer Raymond Douglas Davies of The Kinks was born in London, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray Davies!

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72 years ago, Drummer Jon Hiseman was born in Woolwich, London, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jon!

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71 years ago, Guitarist Chris Britton was born in Hertfordshire, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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71 years ago, Musician Arthur Louis Bulgin was born in Jamaica. (1945)
Arthur Louis died December 24, 2014 in Surbiton, England. He was 69 years ago.

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70 years ago, Guitarist Doug Hastings was born in Seattle, Washington. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug!

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70 years ago, Singer Brenda Holloway was born in Atascadero, California. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brenda!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Joseph Charles Molland was born in Edge Hill, Liverpool, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joey Molland!

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68 years ago, Keyboardist Donald Airey was born in Sunderland, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Airey!

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68 years ago, Leon Everette Baughman was born in Aiken, South Carolina. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leon Everette!

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68 years ago, Organist Dan Fogel was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan!

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66 years ago, Drummer Joseph Michael Kramer was born in The Bronx, New York, N.Y. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joey Kramer!

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65 years ago, Guitarist Nils Lofgren was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nils!

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62 years ago, Reggae Musician Horace Swaby was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica. (1954)
Augustus Pablo died May 18, 1999 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 44 years old.

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59 years ago, Drummer Mark Brzezicki was born in Slough, Berkshire, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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59 years ago, Pianist Rob Schneiderman was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rob!

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58 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Steve Lieberman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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57 years ago, Singer Marcella "Marcy" Levy was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marcella Detroit !

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57 years ago, Country Singer Kathy Mattea was born in Cross Lanes, West Virginia. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kathy!

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46 years ago, Hip Hop Artist Peter Phillips was born in New York, N.Y. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pete Rock!

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46 years ago, Pianist Eric Reed was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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44 years ago, Country Singer Allison Moorer was born in Frankville, Alabama. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Allison!

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37 years ago, Avant Garde Musician Angus MacLise died in Kathmandu, Nepal. He was 41 years old. (1979)
He was born March 4, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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36 years ago, Songwriter Bert Kaempfert died in Majorca, Spain. He was 56 years old. (1980)
Berthold Heinrich Kämpfert was born October 16, 1923 in Bambek, Hamburg, Germany.

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35 years ago, Singer/Keyboardist Brandon Richard Flowers was born in Henderson, Nevada. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brandon Flowers!

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34 years ago, Bluesman Frank Hovington died in Felton, Delaware. He was 63 years old. (1982)
Franklin Hovington was born January 9, 1919 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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26 years ago, Singer June Christy died in Los Angeles, California. She was 65 years old. (1990)
Shirley Luster was born November 20, 1925 in Springfield, Illinois.

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19 years ago, Singer Arthur Prysock died in Hamilton, Bermuda. He was 68 years old. (1997)
He was born January 2, 1929 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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15 years ago, Bluesman John Lee Hooker died at home in Los Altos, California. He was 83 years old. (2001)
John Lee Hooker was born August 22, 1917 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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10 years ago, "The Giant" Dick Jensen died in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 64 years old. (2006)
Richard Jensen was born April 9, 1942 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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8 years ago, Lula Reed died in Detroit, Michigan She was 87 years old. (2008)
Lula Marietta McClelland was born March 21, 1921 in Minjo Junction, Ohio.

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Richard Adler and Sally Ann Howes

4 years ago, Songwriter Richard Adler died in Southampton, N.Y. He was 90 years old. (2012)
He was born August 3, 1921 in New York, N. Y.

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3 years ago, Singer Gandharvika Dasi died in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She was 63 years old. (2013)
Wendy June Saddington was born September 26, 1949 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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2 years ago, Singer Jimmy "Cajun" Newman died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 85 years old. (2014)
Jimmy Yves Newman was born August 27, 1927 in Big Mamou, Louisiana.

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1 year ago, Composer Gunther Schuller died in Boston, Massachussetts. He was 89 years old. (2015)
Gunther Alexander Schuller was born November 22, 1925 in Jackson Heights, N.Y.

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Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson

Trumpeter Wayne Jackson died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 74 years old. (2016)
He was born November 24, 1941 in West Memphis, Arkansas.


June 20

The Bob Howard Orchestra

110 years ago, Pianist Howard Joyner was born in Newton, Massachusetts. (1906)
Bob Howard died December 3, 1986 in Mount Kisco, New York. He was 80 years old.

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109 years ago, Cornetist Doc Evans was born in Spring Valley, Minnesota. (1907)
He died January 10, 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 69 years old.

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109 years ago, Singer James Corbett Morris was born in West Richwoods, Arkansas. (1907)
Jimmy Driftwood died July 12, 1998 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was 91 years old.

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100 years ago, Singer/Songwriter David Luke Myrick was born in Mena, Arkansas. (1916)
T. Texas Tyler died January 28, 1972 in Springfield, Missouri. He was 55 years old.

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99 years ago, Guitarist Donato Joseph Cedrone was born in Jamesville, N.Y. (1917)
Danny Cedrone died of a broken neck June 17, 1954 after falling down a flight of stairs in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 33 years old.

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92 years ago, Guitarist Chester Burton Atkins was born in Luttrell, Tennessee. (1924)
Chet Atkins died of cancer June 30, 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 77 years old.

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88 years ago, Saxophonist/Flautist Eric Allan Dolphy was born in Los Angeles, California. (1928)
Eric Dolphy died from a diabetic coma June 29, 1964 in Berlin, just nine days after his 36th birthday.

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83 years ago, Bluesman Leslie Johnson was born in Torras, Louisiana. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lazy Lester!

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82 years ago, Bluesman Louis Thomas Watts was born in Sturgis, Mississippi. (1934)
Kid Thomas was murdered April 12, 1970 in Beverly Hills, California. He was 35 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer Frank Phillips of The Coasters was born in Attasca, Texas. (1936)
Billy Guy died November 5, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 66 years old.

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79 years ago, Singer Jerry Paul Keller was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry Keller!

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78 years ago, Guitarist Dennis Budimir was born in Los Angeles, California. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dennis!

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78 years ago, Producer Michael Hayes was born in Aldershot, England. (1938)
Mickie Most died May 30, 2003 in London, England. He was 64 years old.

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74 years ago, Drummer Thomas Norwood was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Nose" Norwood!

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74 years ago, Beach Boys Founder Brian Douglas Wilson was born in Hawthorne, California. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian Wilson!

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71 years ago, Singer Morna Anne Murray was born in Spring Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anne Murray!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Paul Brett was born in Fulham, London, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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69 years ago, Singer Dolores Brooks was born in New York, N.Y. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dolores "LaLa" Brooks!

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69 years ago, Drummer Nigel Morris was born in Dalston, North London, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nigel!

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68 years ago, Bassist Alan Longmuir was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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67 years ago, Pianist Robert Charles Andrews was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob Andrews!

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67 years ago, Singer Lionel Richie was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lionel!

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65 years ago, Guitarist Alan Shacklock was born in London, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Gary Lucas was born in Syracuse, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary !

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61 years ago, Bassist Michael Anthony was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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60 years ago, Drummer Anton Fier was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anton!

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56 years ago, Bassist Nigel John Taylor was born in Solihull, Warwickshire, England, (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Taylor!

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54 years ago, Keyboardist Mark De Gli Antoni was born in San Francisco, California. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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54 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Eddie Shaver was was born in Waco, Texas. (1962)
He died December 31, 2000 in Waco, Texas. He was 39 years old.

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Ira and Charlie Louvin

51 years ago, Country Star Ira Louvin of the Louvin Brothers died in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was 41 years old. (1965)
Lonnie Ira Loudermilk was born April 21, 1924 in Rainesville, Alabama.

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49 years ago, Daniel Tyminski was born in Rutland, Vermont. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan Tyminski!

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48 years ago, Bassist Barry Sparks was born in Lucasville, Ohio. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry!

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Curtis Williams, Cleve Duncan, Dexter Tisby and Bruce Tate

44 years ago, Singer Bruce Tate died in Los Angeles, California. He was 36 years old. (1973)
He was born January 27, 1937 in Los Angeles, California.

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41 years ago, Bluesman Smokey Babe died in Itta Benna, Mississippi. He was 48 years old. (1975)
Robert Brown was born during 1927 in Itta Benna, Mississippi.

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38 years ago, Singer Amos Lee was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Amos!

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37 years ago, Country Singer Charles Elliott Wicks was born in Smyrna, Delaware. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chuck Wicks!

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35 years ago, Trumpeter Pee Wee Erwin died in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was 68 years old. (1981)
He was born May 30, 1913 in Falls City, Nebraska.

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33 years ago, Pianist Sadik Hakim died in New York, N.Y. He was 63 years old. (1983)
Argonne Thornton was born July 15, 1919 in Duluth, Minnesota.

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33 years ago, Soul Singer Walter Jackson died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Chicago, Illinois. He was 45 years old. (1983)
He was born March 19, 1938 in Pensacola, Florida.

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30 years ago, "The Duke Of Paducah" Benjamin "Whitey" Ford died in Nashville, Tennessee. (1986)
Benjamin Frances Ford was born May 12, 1901 in DeSoto, Missouri.

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25 years ago, Bluesman Little Willie Anderson died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 71 years old. (1991)
He was born May 21, 1920 in West Memphis, Arkansas.

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20 years ago, Jim Ellison died in Lake View, Chicago, Illinois. He was 32 years old. (1996)
James Walter Ellison was born April 18, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Obie Benson, Duke Fakir, Lawrence Payton and Levi Stubbs

19 years ago, Singer Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops died of cancer in Detroit, Michigan He was 60 years old. (1997)
He was born March 2, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan.

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10 years ago, Guitarist Claydes Charles Smith died in Maplewood, N.J. He was 57 years old. (2006)
He was born September 6, 1948 in Jersey City, N.J.

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5 years ago, Singer Ottilie Patterson died in London, England. She was 79 years old. (2011)
Anna Ottilie Patterson was born January 31, 1932 in Comber, County Down, Northern Ireland.


June 19


125 years ago, Pianist Charles Thompson was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1891)
He died June 13, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 72 years old.

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119 years ago, Moses Horwitz was born in Bensonhurst, New York. (1897)
Moe Howard of The Three Stooges died of lung cancer May 4, 1975 in Hollywood, California. He was 78 years old.

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114 years ago, Band Leader/Hydroplane Racer Gaetano Alberto Lombardo was born in London, Ontario, Canada. (1902)
Guy Lombardo died November 5, 1977 in Houston, Texas. He was 75 years old.

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107 years ago, Saxophonist Joe Thomas was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. (1909)
He died August 3, 1986 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 77 years old.

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104 years ago, Saxophonist Jerry Jerome was born in New York, N.Y. (1912)
He died November 17, 2001 in Sarasota, Florida. He was 89 years old.

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102 years ago, Guitarist Lester Raymond Flatt was born in Overton County, Tennessee. (1914)
Lester Flatt died May 11, 1979 in Nasville, Tennessee. He was 64 years old.

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Photo by: William P. Gottlieb

99 years ago, Singer Dave Lambert was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1917)
He was killed by a passing car while changing a tire October 3, 1966 in West Port, Connecticut. He was 49 years old.

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Frankie Valli, Tommy De Vito, Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi

88 years ago, Guitarist Tommy De Vito was born in Belleville, New Jersey. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tommy!

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84 years ago, Guitarist Ernest Ranglin was born in Robin's Hall, Jamaica. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ernest!

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Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee

80 years ago, Singer Shirley Goodman was born in New Orleans, Luoisiana. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shirley!

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Photo By: Bob Barry

79 years ago, Bassist Chuck Berghofer was born in Denver, Colorado. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chuck!

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77 years ago, Soul Man Al Wilson was born in Meridian, Mississippi. (1939)
He died April 21, 2008 in Fontana, California. He was 68 years old.

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76 years ago, Singer Paul Kelly was born in Miami, Florida. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul Kelly!

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74 years ago, Singer Elaine McFarlane was born in Peoria, Illinois. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Spanky of Spanky and Our Gang!

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72 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Francisco Buarque de Hollanda was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chico Buarque!

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PeterGreen,Dave Ambrose,Mick Fleetwood and Peter Bardens

71 years ago, Pianist Peter Bardens was born in London, England. (1945)
He died of cancer January 22, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. He was 56 years old.

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68 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Nicholas Drake was born in Rangoon, Burma. (1948)
Nick Drake died from an overdose of antidepressant medication November 25, 1974 at his parent's home in Tanworth-in-Arden, England. He was 26 years old.

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66 years ago, Trombonist Paul Nieman was born in London, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Derek O'Brien was born in Los Angeles, California. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Derek!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Ann Dustin Wilson was born in San Diego, California. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ann Wilson!

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64 years ago, Guitarist/Bassist Bobby Scott was born in Germany. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Squid Vicious!

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63 years ago, Keyboardist Lawrence Dunhill was born in Colorado. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry Dunn!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Bobby Mack was born in Austin, Texas. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby!

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61 years ago, Mandolin Virtuoso/Writer John Kruth was born in New Jersey. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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60 years ago, Blues Singer/Guitarist William Morganfield was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Big Bill!

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60 years ago, Country Singer/Guitarist Doug Stone was born in Marietta, Georgia. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug!

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57 years ago, Mark DeBarge was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marty DeBarge!

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57 years ago, Drummer Billy Drummond was born in Newport News, Virginia. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Luke Morley was born in Camberwell, London, England. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Luke!

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53 years ago, Drummer Simon Wright was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Simon!

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50 years ago, Singer Silje Nergaard was born in Steinkjer, Norway. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Silje!

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50 years ago, Singer Brian Vander Ark was born in Holland, Michigan. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian!

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49 years ago, Trumpeter Darren Barrett was born in Manchester, England. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Darren!

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40 years ago, Scott Yancey Avett was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Scott Avett!

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19 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Bobby Helms died in Martinsville, Indiana. He was 63 years old. (1997)
He was born August 15, 1933 in Bloomington, Indiana.

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13 years ago, Clarinetist Peanuts Hucko died in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 85 years old. (2003)
Michael Andrew Hucko was born April 7, 1918 in Syracuse, N.Y.

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11 years ago, Guitarist "Totta" Näslund died in Göteborg, Sweden. He was 60 years old. (2005)
Erik Torsten Näslund was born April 1, 1945 in Sandviken, Sweden.

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9 years ago, Singer Antonio Aguilar died in Mexico City, Mexico. He was 88 years old. (2007)
He was born May 17, 1919 in Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico.

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3 years ago, "America's Favorite Folksinger" Slim Whitman died in Orange Park, Florida. He was 89 years old. (2013)
Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr. was born January 20, 1924 in Tampa, Florida.

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Carole King and Gerry Goffin

2 years ago, Songwriter Gerry Goffin died in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old. (2014)
He was born February 11, 1939 in Queens, N.Y.

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1 year ago, Musician Harold Battiste died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 83 years old. (2015)
Harold Raymond Battiste, Jr. was born October 28, 1931 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Popsy Dixon, Wendell Holmes and Sherman Holmes

1 year ago, Singer/Guitarist Wendell Holmes died in Rosedale, Maryland. He was 71 years old. (2015)
He was born December 19, 1943 in Plainfield, N.J.


June 18


118 years ago, Jug Musician Dewey Corley was born in Halley, Arkansas. (1898)
He died April 15, 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 76 years old.

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113 years ago, Singer/Actress Jeanette Anna MacDonald was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1903)
Jeanette MacDonald died January 14, 1965 in Los Angeles, California. She was 61 years old.

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112 years ago, Bandleader James King Kern Kyser was born in Rocky Mount, N.C. (1905)
Kay Kyser died July 23, 1985 in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was 80 years old.

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Benny Payne and Cab Calloway

109 years ago, Pianist Benjamin E. Payne was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1907)
Benny Payne died January 2, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. He was 78 years old.

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108 years ago, Clarinetist Ferdinand Havlík was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia. (1908)
He died October 28, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic. He was 85 years old.

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107 years ago, Drummer Ray Bauduc was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1909)
He died January 8, 1988 in Houston, Texas. He was 80 years old.

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106 years ago, Drummer Raymond Frederick McKinley was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1910)
Ray McKinley died May 7, 1995 in Largo, Florida. He was 84 years old.

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106 years ago, "The Singing Cowboy" Dick Foran was born in Flemington, New Jersey. (1910)
He died August 10, 1979 in Panorama City, California. He was 69 years old.

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106 years ago, Clarinetist/Saxophonist Elman Rutherford was born in Arizona. (1910)
Rudy Rutherford died March 31, 1995. He was 84 years old.

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103 years ago, Songwriter Samuel Cohen was born in New York, N.Y. (1913)
Sammy Cahn died January 15, 1993 in Los Angeles, California. He was 79 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Buck Page was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1922)
He died August 21, 2006 in Burbank, California. He was 84 years old.

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93 years ago, Guitarist Zeke Turner was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. (1923)
He died April 14, 2003 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was 79 years old.

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92 years ago, Trombonist Jimmy Cheatham was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1924)
He died January 12, 2007 in La Jolla, California. He was 82 years old.

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92 years ago, Accordionist Mathieu Hubert Wijnandts Schwarts was born in The Hague, The Netherlands. (1924)
Mat Mathews died February 12, 2009 in Roterdam,The Netherlands. He was 84 years old.

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91 years ago, Bluesman Herman "Ace" Wallace was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1925)
He died February 28, 1996 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 70 years old.

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86 years ago, Bluesman Jerry "Boogie" McCain was born in Gadsden, Alabama. (1930)
He died March 28, 2012 in Gadsden, Alabama. He was 81 years old.

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83 years ago, Singer Tommy Hunt was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tommy!

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78 years ago, Violinist Don "Sugarcane" Harris was born in Pasadena, California. (1938)
He died December 1, 1999 in Los Angeles, California. He was 61 years old.

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76 years ago, Rockabilly Singer/Guitarist Bill Morrison was born in Mattoon, Illinois. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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76 years ago, Singer Sue Raney was born in Wichita, Kansas. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sue!

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74 years ago, Singer Célia Benelli Campello was born in Taubaté, Brazil. (1942)
Celly Campello died March 4, 2003 in Campinas, Brazil. She was 60 years old.

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74 years ago, James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sir Paul McCartney!

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74 years ago, Trombonist Arthur Pryor died in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He was 71 years old. (1942)
Arthur William Pryor was born September 22, 1870 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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72 years ago, Singer Sandra Lou Posey was born in Jasper, Alabama. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sandy Posey!

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71 years ago, Carl Radle was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (1945)
He died of kidney failure May 30, 1980 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 34 years old.

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70 years ago, Trumpeter Dennis Dotson was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dennis!

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2003 Steve Stoddard

69 years ago, Guitarist Buddy "Barnowl" Reed was born in Bakersfield, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Buddy!

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The Original Box Tops: Bill Cunningham, Danny Smythe, Alex Chilton, Gary Talley and John Evans

68 years ago, Guitarist/Luthier John Evans was born in Memphis Tennessee. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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67 years ago, Singer Prince Lincoln Thompson was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1949)
He died January 23, 1999 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 49 years old.

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64 years ago, Singer Marcella Bella was born in Catania, Italy. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marcella!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Jerome Smith was born in New York, N.Y. (1953)
He died July 28, 2000 in Miami, Florida. He was 47 years old.

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62 years ago, Stoddard's Hale Host Steven Paul Stoddard was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve Stoddard!

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58 years ago, Country Singer/Guitarist Marty Haggard was born in Bakersfield, California. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marty!

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55 years ago, Singer Genevieve Alison Moyet was born in Basildon, Essex, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alison Moyet!

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53 years ago, Keyboardist Darren Arthur Reed was born in Hinsdale, Illinois. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dizzy Reed!

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51 years ago, Violinist George Melachrino died in London, England. He was 60 years old. (1965)
George Miltiades Melachrino was born May 1, 1905 in London, England.

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45 years ago, Bluesman Shirley Griffith died in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 63 years old. (1971)
He was born April 26, 1908 in Brandon, Mississippi.

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45 years ago, Singer/Actress Libby Holman committed suicide at her Greenwich, Connecticut home. She was 67 years old. (1971)
Elizabeth Holzman was born May, 23, 1904 in Ohio.

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43 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Raymond Charles Jack LaMontagne was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray LaMontagne!

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40 years ago, Country Singer BlakeTollison Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Blake Shelton!

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36 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Colin Munroe was born in North Gower, Ontario, Canada. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Colin!

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31 years ago, “The Arkansas Cotton Picker” Paul Howard died in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was 75 years old. (1985)
He was born July 10, 1908.

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27 years ago, Steel Guitarist Cecil Campbell died in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was 78 years old. (1989)
He was born March 22, 1911 in Danbury, North Carolina.

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26 years ago, Trumpeter Sonny Dunham died of cancer in Florida. He was 75 years old. (1990)
Elmer Louis Dunham was born November 16, 1914 in Brockton, Massachusetts.

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23 years ago, Guitarist Luther Tucker died of a heart attack in San Rafael, California. He was 57 years old. (1993)
He was born January 20, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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19 years ago, Trombonist Thurman Green died in Los Angeles, California. He was 56 years old. (1997)
Thurman Alexander Green was born August 12, 1940 in Longview, Texas.

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11 years ago, Trumpeter Chris Griffin died in Danbury, Connecticut. He was 89 years old. (2005)
Gordon Claude Griffin was born October 31, 1915 in Binghamton, N.Y.

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11 years ago, Radio Legend Georgie Woods "The Guy With The Goods" died of a heart attack in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was 78 years old. (2005)
George Woods was born May 11, 1927 in Georgia.

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9 years ago, Tuba Player Bill Barber died in Bronxville, N.Y. He was 87 years old. (2007)
He was born May 21, 1920 in Hornell, N.Y.

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9 years ago, Singer Hank Medress died in New York, N.Y. He was 68 years old. (2007)
He was born November 19, 1938 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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7 years ago, Sarod Player Ali Akbar Khan died in San Anselmo, California. He was 87 years old. (2009)
He was born April 14, 1922 in Shivpur, East Bengal.

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5 year ago, Saxophonist Clarence Clemons died in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 69 years old. (2011)
Clarence Anicholas Clemons, Jr. was born January 11, 1942 in Norfolk, Virginia.

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2 years ago, Pianist Horace Silver died in New Rochelle, N.Y. He was 85 years old. (2014)
Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva was born September 2, 1928 in Norwalk, Connecticut.


June 17

Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy

134 years ago, Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. (1882)
Igor Stravinsky died April 6, 1971 in New York, N.Y. He was 88 years old.

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121 years ago, Pianist Sam Wooding was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1895)
He died August 1, 1985 in New York, N.Y. He was 90 years old.

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118 years ago, Artist Maurits Cornelis Escher was born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. (1898)
M.C. Escher died March 27, 1972 in Laren, The Netherlands. He was 73 years old.

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114 years ago, "The Crooning Composer" Samuel Feinberg was born in New York, N.Y. (1902)
Sammy Fain died December l6, 1989 in Los Angeles, California. He was 87 years old.

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109 years ago, Clarinetist/Saxophonist Gene Sedric was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1907)
He died April 3, 1963 in New York, N.Y. He was 55 years old.

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106 years ago, Country Star Clyde Julian Foley was born in Blue Lick, Kentucky. (1910)
Red Foley died September 19, 1968 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He was 58 years old.

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102 years ago, Pianist Sing Miller was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1914)
He died May 18, 1990 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 75 years old.

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101 years ago, Banjoist David Akeman was born in Annville, Kentucky. (1915)
Stringbean was murdered November 10, 1973 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 58 years old.

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100 years ago, Hamilton H. Gilkyson III was born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. (1916)
Terry Gilkyson died October 15, 1999 in Austin, Texas. He was 83 years old.

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99 years ago, Trombonist Simon H. Zentner was born in New York, NY. (1917)
Si Zentner died January 31, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 82 years old.

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95 years ago, Clarinetist Anthony Joseph Sciacca was born in Morristown, N.J. (1921)
Tony Scott died March 28, 2007 in Rome, Italy. He was 85 years old.

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87 years ago, Banjo Player Earl Taylor was born in Rose Hill, Lee County, Virginia. (1929)
He died January 28, 1984 in Virginia. He was 53 years old.

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81 years ago, Folk Musician Peggy Seeger was born in New York, N.Y. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peggy!

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76 years ago, Bassist Charles W. Rainey III was born in Youngstown, Ohio. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chuck Rainey!

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Ray Ennis, Norman Kuhlke, Les Braid and Ralph Ellis

74 years ago, Drummer Norman Kuhlke was born in Liverpool, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Norman!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Chris Spedding was born in Sheffield, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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70 years ago, Steel Guitarist B.J. Cole was born in London, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to B.J.!

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70 years ago, Pop Singer Barry Alan Pincus was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry Manilow!

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69 years ago, Keyboardist/Singer Gregg Rolie was born in Seattle, Washington. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gregg!

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67 years ago, Guitarist Phillip Charles Lithman was born in London, England. (1949)
Snakefinger died of a heart attack July 1, 1987 in Linz, Austria. He was 38 years old.

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66 years ago, Guitarist Dany Lademacher was born in Amsterdam. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dany!

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65 years ago, Lenny LeBlanc was born in Leominster, Massachussetts. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lenny!

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64 years ago, Drummer Mike Buck was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Danny Cedrone died of a broken neck, after falling down a flight of stairs in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 33 years old. (1954)
Donato Joseph Cedrone was born June 20, 1917 in Jamesville, N.Y.

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61 year ago, Singer Robin Rogers was born in Richmond, Virginia. (1955)
She died December 17, 2010 in Gastonia, North Carolina. She was 55 years old.

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59 years ago, R.W. Hampton was born in Houston, Texas. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to R.W.!

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59 years ago, Guitarist Philip Ryan was born in Dublin, Ireland. (1957)
Phil Chevron died October 8, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. He was 56 years old.

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59 years ago, French Horn Player Tom Varner was born in New Jersey. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom!

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54 years ago, Martin "Bap" Kennedy was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bap!

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50 years ago, Guitarist Johnny St. Cyr died in Los Angeles, California. He was 76 years old. (1966)
He was born April 17, 1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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49 years ago, Keyboardist Eric Matthew Stefani of No Doubt was born in Anaheim, California. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric Stefani!

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46 years ago, Bassist Eddie Cole died in Los Angeles, California. He was 59 years old. (1970)
He was born during 1910 in Montgomery, Alabama.

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30 years ago, The "Songbird of the South" Kate Smith died in Raleigh, N.C. She was 79 years old. (1986)
Kathryn Elizabeth Smith was born May 1, 1907 in Washington, D.C.

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24 years ago, Cajun Fiddler Dewey Balfa died of cancer in Eunice, Louisiana. He was 65 years old. (1992)
He was born March 20, 1927 in Big Mamou, Louisiana.

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12 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Jackie Paris died in New York, N.Y. He was 79 years old. (2004)
He was born September 20, 1924 in Nutley, N.J.

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12 years ago, Bluesman Nap Turner died in Washington, D.C. He was 73 years old. (2004)
He was born during 1931 in West Virginia.

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11 years ago, Bassist Karl Mueller died in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 42 years old. (2005)
He was born July 27, 1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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5 years ago, Wild Man Fischer died in Los Angeles, California. He was 66 years old. (2011)
Lawrence Wayne Fischer was born November 6, 1944 in Los Angeles, California.

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2 years ago, Producer John McClure died in Belmont, Vermont. He was 84 years old. (2014)
John Taylor McClure was born June 28, 1924 in Rahway, N.J.

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Prince Be died in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was 46 years old. (2016)
Attrell Cordes was born May 19, 1970 in Jersey City, New Jersey.



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