October 20


138 years ago, Actor Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó was born in Lugos, Transylvania, Austria-Hungary. (1882)
Bela Lugosi died August 16, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. He was 73 years old.

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130 years ago, Pianist Ferdinand Joseph Lemott was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1890)
Jellyroll Morton died July 10, 1941 in Los Angeles, California. He was 50 years old.

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119 years ago, Singer/Dancer Adelaide Louise Hall was born in New York, N.Y. (1901)
She died November 7, 1993 in London, England. She was 92 years old.

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L-R Charles Brown, Johnny Moore and Eddie Williams

114 years ago, Guitarist John Dudley Moore was born in Austin, Texas. (1906)
Johnny Moore died January 6, 1969 in Los Angeles, California. He was 62 years old.

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113 years ago, Guitarist Carl Kress was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1907)
He died of heart failure June 10, 1965 in Reno, Nevada. He was 61 years old.

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112 years ago, Country Singer Carl Stuart Hamblen was born in Kellyville, Texas. (1908)
Stuart Hamblen died March 8, 1989 in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old.

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109 years ago, Saxophonist William Burl Samuels, Jr. was born in Mississippi. (1911)
Bill Samuels died March 23, 1964 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 52 years old.

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107 years ago, Trumpeter John Best was born in Shelby, North Carolina. (1913)
Johnny Best died September 19, 2003 in La Jolla, California. He was 89 years old.

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107 years ago, Country Singer/Banjoist Louis Marshall Jones was born in Niagra, Kentucky. (1913)
"Grandpa" Jones died February 19, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 84 years old.

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107 years ago, Banjoist Polk Miller died in Richmond, Virginia. He was 69 years old. (1913)
He was born during August, 1844 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

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106 years ago, Dancer Fayard Antonio Nicholas was born in Mobile, Alabama. (1914)
Fayard Nicholas died January 24, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. He was 91 years old.

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100 years ago, Trumpeter Ray Linn was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1920)
He died November 4,1996 in Columbus Ohio. He was 76 years old.

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95 years ago, Recording Engineer Thomas John Dowd was born in New York, N.Y. (1925)
Tom Dowd died October 27, 2002 in Miami, Florida. He was 82 years old.

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95 years ago, "The Yodeling Blonde Bombshell" Helen Hagstrom was born in Cash, Arkansas. (1925)
Carolina Cotton died June 10, 1997 in Bakersfield, California. He was 72 years old.

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Michael McClure, Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg

88 years ago, Beat Poet Michael McClure was born in Marysville, Kansas. (1932)
He died May 4, 2020 in San Francisco, California. He was 87 years old.

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86 years ago, Trumpeter William Edward Chiaiese was born in Squantum, Massachusetts. (1934)
Bill Chase died in a plane crash August 9, 1974 near Jackson, Minnesota. He was 39 years old.

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86 years ago, Tenor-Saxophonist Eddie Harris was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1934)
He died November 5, 1996 in Los Angeles, California. He was 62 years old.

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83 years ago, The "First Lady Of Rockabilly" Wanda Jackson was born in Maud, Oklahoma. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wanda!

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82 years ago, Norma-Jean Wofford was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1938)
The Duchess died April 30, 2005 in Fontana, California. She was 66 years old.

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L-R: Eddie Rabkin, Mitch Margo, Hank Medress (back), Phil Margo and Jay Siegal

81 years ago, Singer Jay Siegal was born in Brighton Beach, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jay!

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80 years ago, Singer Kathleen O'Rourke was born in Ilford, Essex, England. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kathy Kirby!

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76 years ago, Guitarist Buddy Henderson was born in Palm Springs, California. (1944)
Bugs Henderson died March 9, 2012 in Jefferson, Texas. He was 68 years old.

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76 years ago, Drummer Ric Lee of Ten Years After was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ric!

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71 years ago, Bluesman Sam Collins died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 62 years old. (1949)
He was born August 11, 1887 in Louisiana.

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70 years ago, Rocker Tom Petty was born in Gainesville, Florida. (1950)
He died October 2, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. He was 66 years old.

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69 years ago, Keyboardist Alan Greenwood was born in New York, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Al Greenwood!

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Photo By: Steve Stoddard

68 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Stefan George was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stefan!

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66 years ago, Musician Günter Müller was born in Munich, Germany. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Günter!

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65 years ago, Harp Player Mark Feltham was born in Bermondsey, Southwark, London. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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65 years ago, Rocker Carolyne Mas was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carolyne!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Martin Taylor was born in Harlow, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martin!

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63 years ago, Oud Player Anouar Brahem was born in Tunisia. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anouar!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Ricky Byrd was born in New York, N.Y. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ricky!

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62 years ago, Bassist/Singer Mark King of Level 42 was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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61 years ago, Bluesman Vasti Jackson was born in McComb, Mississippi. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vasti!

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Photo: Michel Buhon

60 years ago, Saxophonist Daniel Stokart was born in Namur, Belgium. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Daniel!

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58 years ago, Pianist Edgardo Moroni was born in Genoa, Italy. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dado Moroni!

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55 years ago, Singer Norman Blake was born in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Norman!

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52 years ago, Singer/Fiddler Amy Farris was born in Austin, Texas. (1968)
She died September 26, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. She was 40 years old.

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49 years ago, Rapper Calvin Broadus was born in Long Beach, California. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Snoop Dogg!

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49 years ago, Trumpeter Russell Gunn was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Russell!

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Leslie Hawkins, JoJo Blllingsley and Cassie Gaines

43 years ago, Singer Cassie Gaines died in an airplane crash outside of Gillsburg, Mississippi. She was 29 years old. (1977)
Cassie Larue Gaines was born January 9, 1948 in Seneca, Missouri.

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43 years ago, Guitarist Steve Gaines died in an airplane crash outside of Gillsburg, Mississippi. He was 28 years old. (1977)
Steven Earl Gaines was born September 14, 1949 in Miami, Oklahoma.

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43 years ago, Singer Ronnie Van Zant died in an airplane crash outside of Gillsburg, Mississippi. He was 29 years old. (1977)
Ronald Wayne Van Zant was born January 15, 1948 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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37 years ago, Country Star Merle Travis died in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was 65 years old. (1983)
He was born November 29, 1917 in Rosewood, Kentucky.

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36 years ago, Tenor-Saxophonist Budd Johnson died in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 73 years old. (1984)
Albert J. Johnson was born December 14, 1910 in Dallas, Texas.

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Raymond Raspberry Singers

25 years ago, PianistSinger Raymond Rasberry died in Los Angeles, California. He was 65 years old. (1995)
He was born March 10, 1930 in Akron, Ohio.

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23 years ago, Canned Heat Guitarist Henry "The Sunflower" Vestine died in Paris, France. He was 52 years old. (1997)
He was born December 25, 1944 in Washington, D.C.

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15 years ago, Pianist/Singer Shirley Horn died in Cheverly, Maryland. She was 71 years old. (2005)
She was born May 1, 1934 in Washington, D.C.

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14 years ago, Saxophonist Frank Vicari died in New York, N.Y. He was 75 years old. (2006)
He was born April 11, 1931 in Newark, New Jersey.

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13 years ago, Bassist Paul Raven died in Geneva, Switzerland. He was 46 years old. (2007)
Paul Vincent Raven was born January 16, 1961 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England.

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12 years ago, Saxophonist Virgil Gonsalves died in Salinas, California. He was 77 years old. (2008)
He was born September 5, 1931 in Monterey, California.

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10 years ago, Ari Up died in Los Angeles, California. She was 48 years old. (2010)
Ariane Daniele Forster was born January 17, 1962 in Munich, Germany.

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7 years ago, Singer/Actor Noel Harrison died in Exeter, Devon, England. He was 79 years old. (2013)
Noel John Christopher Harrison was born January 29, 1934 in Kensington, London, England.

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5 years ago, Saxophonist Don Rendell died in London, Canada. He was 89 years old. (2015)
He was born March 4, 1926 in Plymouth, England.

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Chuck Negron, Cory Wells and Danny Hutton

5 years ago, Singer Corey Wells died in Dunkirk, N.Y. He was 74 years old. (2015)
Emil Lewandowski was born February 5, 1941 in Buffalo, N.Y. He was 74 years old.


October 19


112 years ago, Bassist/Arranger/Bandleader Patrick Hughes was born in London, England. (1908)
Spike Hughes died February 2, 1987 in London, England. He was 78 years old.

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

110 years ago, Singer John H Mills, Jr. was born in Piqua, Ohio. (1910)
John Mills died January 24, 1936 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. He was 25 years old.

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109 years ago, Blues Pianist William Lee Perryman was born in Hampton, Georgia. (1911)
Piano Red aka Dr. Feelgood died of cancer July 25, 1985 in Decatur, Georgia. He was 73 years old.

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Tommy "Madman" Jones, tenor saxophone; Harold Mabern, piano; Billy Howell, trumpet; Walter Perkins, drums; John Neely, tenor sax; Maurice McIntyre, tenor sax; John Wright, bass; Jelly Holt, impresario.

98 years ago, Saxophonist Tommy "Madman" Jones was born in Chicago, Ilinois. (1922)
He died April 8, 1993 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 70 years old.

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95 years ago, Singer Marie Adams was born in Linden, Texas. (1925)
She is believed to have died during the early 1970's.

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89 years ago, Drummer Billy Gayles was born in Silkeston, Missouri. (1931)
He died April 8, 1993 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 61 years old.

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89 years ago, Drummer Robert Garlon Plunkett was born in Benton, Mississippi. (1931)
Robert Plunkett died May 3, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 73 years old.

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87 years ago, Bluesman Jimmy Dotson was born in Ethel, Louisiana. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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87 years ago, Banjo Player Don Parmley was born in Monticello, Kentucky. (1933)
He died July 30, 2016 in Monticello, Kentucky. He was 82 years old.

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87 years ago, Folk Singer Donald David Guard was born in San Francisco, California. (1934)
Dave Guard died March 22, 1991 in Strafford County, New Hampshire. He was 56 years old.

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83 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Gerald Hatley was born in Manila, Arkansas. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry Jaye!

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81 years ago, Pianist Masabumi Kikuchi was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1939)
He died July 6, 2015 in Manhasset, N.Y. He was 75 years old.

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79 years ago, Clarinetist Edward Kenneth Daniels was born in New York, N.Y. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie Daniels!

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79 years ago, Singer/Actor Mayfred Nutter was born in Jane Lew, West Virginia. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mayf Nutter!

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76 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Gary Farr was born in Worthing, Sussex, England. (1944)
He died July 29, 1994 in Los Angeles, California. He was 49 years old.

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76 years ago, Soul Singer George McCrae was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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76 years ago, Reggae Great Winston McIntosh was born in Westmoreland, Jamaica. (1944)
Peter Tosh was murdered September 11, 1987 in his Kingston, Jamaica home. He was 42 years old.

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75 years ago, Disco Singer Sharon Redd was born in Norfolk, Virginia. (1945)
She died January 5, 1992 of pneumonia. She was 46 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson was born in Anson, Texas. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeannie C. Riley!

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Keith Reid and Gary Brooker

74 years ago, Songwriter Keith Stuart Brian Reid was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keith Reid!

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73 years ago, Singer Wilbert Hart of the Delfonics was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wilbert!

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73 years ago, Guitarist Cyril Lefebvre was born in France. (1947)
He died April 7, 2012 in France. He was 64 years old.

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Keith Knudsen, John Hartman, Tom Johnston, Jeff Baxter, Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald and Tiran Porter

70 years ago, Doobie Brothers Guitarist Patrick Simmons was born in Aberdeen, Washington. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pat!

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68 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Frank P. Caputo was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1952)
Frank Christian died December 24, 2012 in New York, N.Y. He was 60 years old.

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64 years ago, Songwriter/Bandleader Isham Jones died in Hollywood, Florida. He was 62 years old. (1956)
He was born January 31, 1894 in Coalton, Iowa.

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64 years ago, Bluesman KM Williams was born in Clarksville, Texas. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to KM!

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63 years ago, Karl Edmond De Vere Wallinger was born in Prestatyn, Wales. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Karl Wallinger!

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61 years ago, Drummer Ronnie Burrage was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ronnie!

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60 years ago, Frank Delgado was born in Consolación del Sur, Pinar del Río, Cuba. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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60 years ago, Singer Jennifer Holliday was born in Houston, Texas. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jennifer!

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60 years ago, Drummer Daniel Woodgate was born in London, England. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan Woodgate!

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55 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Todd Park Mohr was born in Denver, Colorado. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Big Head Todd!

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55 years ago, Reggae Singer Paul Blake was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1965)
Frankie Paul died May 18, 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 51 years old.

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54 years ago, Saxophonist Tim Garland was born in Ilford, England. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim!

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54 years ago, Singer Sinitta Renet Malone was born in Seattle, Washington. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sinitta!

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48 years ago, Rapper Prakazrel Samuel Michel was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pras!

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44 years ago, Singer Cyndi Thomson was born in Tifton, Georgia. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cyndi!

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42 years ago, Guitarist Henri Sorvali was born in Helsinki, Finland. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Henri!

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41 years ago, Trombonist Brian Lee Robertson was born in Orange County, California. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian Robertson!

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38 years ago, Saxophonist Jesse Powell died in New York, N.Y. He was 58 years old. (1982)
He was born February 27, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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36 years ago, Bassist Stephen Lee Bruner was born in Los Angeles, California. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Thundercat!

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36 years ago, Bluesman Buddy Moss died in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 70 years old. (1984)
Eugene Moss was born January 16, 1914 in Jewel, Georgia.

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34 years ago, Recording Engineer/Record Exec Moses Asch died in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old. (1986)
He was born December 2, 1905 in Warsaw, Poland.

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32 years ago, Bluesman Son House died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 86 years old. (1988)
Eddie James House, Jr. was born March 21, 1902 in Riverton, Mississippi.

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31 years ago, Flautist/Saxophonist Eric Dixon died in New York, N.Y. He was 59 years old. (1989)
He was born March 28, 1930.

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25 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Don Cherry died in Malaga, Spain. He was 58 years old. (1995)
Donald Eugene Cherry was born November 18, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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23 years ago, Guitarist Glen Buxton died in Clarion, Ohio. He was 49 years old. (1997)
He was born November 10, 1947 in Akron, Ohio.

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14 years ago, Bluesman Snooky Pryor died in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was 85 years old. (2006)
James Edward Pryor was born September 15, 1921 in Lambert, Mississippi.

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13 years ago, Singer LaLa Brown was murdered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was 21 years old. (2007)
Yolanda Rose Brown was born May 20, 1986 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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12 years ago, "The Godfather of Rap" Rudy Ray Moore died in Toledo, Ohio. He was 81 years old. (2008)
He was born March 17, 1927 in Fort Smith Arkansas.

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11 years ago, Drummer Paul Lagos died in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 69 years old. (2009)
He was born July 9, 1940 in Minnesota.

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9 years ago, Bluesman John-Alex Mason died in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was 35 years old. (2011)
John-Alexander Clayborn Mason was born November 30, 1975 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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7 years ago, Drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson died in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 73 years old. (2013)
He was born January 12, 1940 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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7 years ago, Guitarist Roland James died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 80 years old. (2013)
He was born August 20, 1933 in Brookings, Arkansas.

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6 years ago, Reggae Musician John Holt died in London, England. He was 67 years old. (2014)
He was born July 11, 1947 in the Greenwich Farm area of Kingston, Jamaica.

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Phil Chess and Leonard Chess

4 years ago, Phil Chess died in Tucson, Arizona. He was 95 years old. (2016)
Fiszel Czyż was born March 27, 1921 in Częstochowa, Poland.


October 18


126 years ago, Singer Esther Thomas was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1894)
Esther Walker died July 26, 1943 in Dallas, Texas. She was 48 years old.

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122 years ago, Actress/Singer Karoline Charlotte Blamauer was born in Penzing, Hungary. (1898)
Lotte Lenya died November 27, 1981 in New York, N.Y. She was 83 years old.

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119 years ago, "The Personality Girl" Catherine Annette Hanshaw was born in New York, N.Y. (1901)
Annette Hanshaw died May 13, 1985 in New York, N.Y. She was 83 years old.

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114 years ago, Bluesman Johnnie "Geechie" Temple was born in Canton, Mississippi. (1906)
He died November 22, 1968 in Jackson, Mississippi. He was 62 years old.

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Bobby Troup and Howard Roberts

102 years ago, Songwriter/Actor Bobby Troup was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (1918)
He died of a heart attack February 7, 1999 in Los Angeles, California. He was 80years old.

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101 years ago, Singer Anita Belle Colton was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1919)
Anita O'Day died November 23, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. She was 87 years old.

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98 years ago, Blueswoman Jessie Mae Hemphill was born in Senatobia, Mississippi. (1923)
She died July 22, 2006 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was 82 years old.

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96 years ago, "The Dean of Cape Breton Fiddlers" Hugh A. MacMaster was born in Ontario, Canada. (1924)
Buddy MacMaster died August 20, 2014 in Judique, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was 89 years old.

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95 years ago, Blues Pianist Vernon Harrison was born in Rayville, Louisiana. (1925)
Boogie Woogie Red died July 2, 1985 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 59 years old.

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94 years ago, Rock 'n' Roll Legend Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1926)
Chuck Berry died March 18, 2017 in St. Charles County, Missouri. He was 90 years old.

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89 years ago, Inventor Thomas Edison died in West Orange, N.J. He was 84 years old. (1931)
Thomas Alva Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio.

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87 years ago, Pianist Bross Townsend was born in Princeton, Kentucky. (1933)
He died May 12, 2003 in New York, N.Y. He was 69 years old.

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84 years ago, Drummer John Curtis Moses was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1936)
J.C. Moses died during 1977 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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83 years ago, Songwriter Cynthia Weil was born in New York, N.Y. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cynthia!

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Ronnie Bright, Jimmy Norman, Thomas "Curly" Palmer and Carl Gardner bottom center

82 years ago, Bassist Ronnie Bright was born in Los Angeles, California. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ronnie!

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79 years ago, Bassist William Cox was born in Wheeling, West Virginia. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Cox!

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77 years ago, Guitarist Russ Giguere was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Russ!

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76 years ago, Singer Ortheia Barnes was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1944)
Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly died May 15, 2015 in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. She was 70 years old.

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74 years ago, Singer Joseph Egan was born in Paisley, Scotland. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe Egan!

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74 years ago, Pianist Michel Graillier was born in Lens, Belgium (1946)
He died February 18, 2003 in Paris, France. He was 56 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Laura Nigro was born in The Bronx, New York. (1947)
Laura Nyro died of ovarian cancer April 8, 1997 in Danbury, Connecticut. She was 49 years old.

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71 years ago, Guitarist Gary Dean Richrath was born in Peoria, Illinois. (1949)
Gary Richrath died September 13, 2015 in in Peoria, Illinois. He was 65 years old.

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70 years ago, Pianist/Composer Mervyn Afrika was born in Capetown, South Africa. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mervyn!

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67 years ago, Singer Vickie Bowman was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vickie Winans!

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64 years ago, Punk Rocker Edward Tudorpole was born in Malta. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tenpole Tudor!

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59 years ago, Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wynton!

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55 years ago, Singer Curtis Stigers was born in Boise, Idaho. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Curtis!

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54 years ago, Drummer William Harris Stewart was born in Des Moines, Iowa. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Stewart!

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53 years ago, Folk Musician Tony Furtado was born in Oakland, California. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony!

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47 years ago, Saxophonist Myron Walden was born in Miami, Florida. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Myron!

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46 years ago, Anders Peter Svensson of The Cardigans was born in Falköping, Habo, Sweden. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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45 years ago, Bluesman K.C. Douglas died in Berkeley, California. He was 61 years old. (1975)
He was born November 21, 1913 in Sharon, Mississippi.

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44 years ago, Singer Olga Wilhelmine Munding-Mathus was born in San Francisco, California. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Olga!

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41 years ago, Shaffer Chimere Smith was born in Camden, Arkansas. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ne Yo!

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40 years ago, Country Singer Joshua Mario Gracin was born in Westland, Michigan. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Josh Gracin !

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26 years ago, Legendary New Orleans Tenor Sax Man Lee Allen died in Los Angeles, California. He was 68 years old. (1994)
He was born July 2, 1926 in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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21 years ago, Musician Tony Crombie died in Hampstead, North West London, England. He was 75 years old. (1999)
Anthony John Crombie was born August 27, 1925 in London, England.

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20 years ago, Singer/Actress Julie London died in Encino, California. She was 74 years old. (2000)
Gayle Peck was born September 26, 1926 in Santa Rosa, California.

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17 years ago, Singer/Preacher Reverend Willie Morganfield died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 76 years old. (2003)
Willie Morganfield was born July 11, 1927 in Stovall, Mississippi.

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15 years ago, Guitarist Marshall Rohner died in Yucca Valley, California. He was 41 years old. (2005)
Marshall Lambert Rohner was born December 20, 1963 in Iowa.

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13 years ago, Reggae Star Lucky Dube was murdered in Rosettenville, South Africa. He was 43 years old. (2007)
Lucky Philip Dube was born August 3, 1964 in Ermelo, South Africa.

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12 years ago, Pianist Dave McKenna died in State College, Pennsylvania. He was 78 years old. (2008)
He was born May 30, 1930 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

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12 years ago, Singer Dee Dee Warwick died in South Orange, New Jersey. She was 63 years old. (2008)
Delia Mae Warrick was born September 25, 1945 in Newark, New Jersey.

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9 years ago, Bob Brunning died in London, England. He was 68 years old. (2011)
He was born June 29, 1943 in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

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8 years ago, Saxophonist David S. Ware died in New Brunswick, N.J. He was 62 years old. (2012)
David Spencer Ware was born November 7, 1949 in Plainfield, New Jersey.

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6 years ago, Songwriter Paul Craft died in Nashville, Tennessee.He was 76 years old. (2014)
He was born August 12, 1937 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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5 years ago, Bassist Frank Watkins died in Boca Raton, Florida. He was 47 years old. (2015)
Frank Robert Watkins was born February 19, 1968.

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3 years ago, Guitarist Phil Miller died in England. He was 68 years old. (2017)
Philip Paul Miller was born January 22, 1949 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England.


October 17


171 years ago, Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin died of pulmonary tuberculosis at his home in Paris, France. He was 39 years old. (1849)
He was born March 1, 1810 in Zelazowa Wola, Poland.

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120 years ago, Trombonist Jimmy Harrison was born in Louisville Kentucky. (1900)
He died of cancer July 23, 1931 in New York, N. Y. He was 30 years old.

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119 years ago, Trumpeter Lee Collins was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1901)
He died July 3, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 58 years old.

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111 years ago, Drummer William Cole was born in East Orange, New Jersey. (1909)
Cozy Cole died January 29, 1981 in Columbus, Ohio. He was 71 years old.

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107 years ago, Cowboy Singer Floyd Thomas Huppstettles was born in Iowa. (1913)
Yodelin' Tommy Floyd died July 28, 2002 in Asheboro, N.C. He was 88 years old.

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Damita Jo DuBlanc and Steve Gibson

106 years ago, Guitarist Steve Gibson was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. (1914)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve! (if you're still out there ;-)

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102 years ago, "The Love Goddess" Margarita Carmen Dolores Cansino was born in New York, N.Y. (1918)
Rita Hayworth died May 14, 1987 in New York, N.Y. She was 78 years old.

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100 years ago, Trumpeter John Lewis Brunious, Sr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1920)
John "Pickey" Brunious, Sr. died May 7, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 55 years old.

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98 years ago, Composer/Guitarist/Vocalist Luiz Floriano Bonfá was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (1922)
Luiz Bonfá died of cancer January 12, 2001 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was 78 years old.

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97 years ago, Guitarist Barney Kessel was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. (1923)
He died of brain cancer May 6, 2004 in San Diego, California. He was 80 years old.

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96 years ago, Rockabilly Musician Lattie Harrison Moore was born in Scottsville, Kentucky. (1924)
Lattie Moore died June 13, 2010. He was 85 years old.

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95 years ago, R&B Songwriter/Producer Ted Jarrett was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1925)
He died March 21, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 83 years old.

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87 years ago, "Soeur Sourire" Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers was born in Brussels, Belgium. (1933)
The Singing Nun committed suicide March 29, 1985 in Brussels, Belgium. She was 51 years old.

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84 years ago, Singer Sathima Bea Benjamin was born in Cape Town, South Africa. (1936)
Sathima died August 20, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. She was 76 years old.

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84 years ago, Saxophonist Milton Bland was born in Menifee, Arkansas. (1936)
Monk Higgins died July 3, 1986 in Inglewood, California. He was 49 years old.

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81 years ago, Guitarist Bernie Pearl was born in Los Angeles, California. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bernie!

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79 years ago, "Thinking Man's Country" Musician Earl Thomas Conley was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. (1941)
Earl Thomas Conley died April 10, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 77 years old.

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79 years ago, Bassist Alan Howard was born in Bromley, London, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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79 years ago, Jim Seals (of Seals & Crofts) was born in Sidney, Texas. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim!

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79 years ago, Guitarist John Williamson was born in South Bend, Indiana. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Job Striles!

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Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

78 years ago, Singer Gary Puckett was born in Hibbing, Minnesota. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary!

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77 years ago, Guitarist Phelps "Catfish" Collins was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1943)
He died August 6, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 66 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer Johnny Tucker was born near Fresno, California. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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75 years ago, Guitarist Antero Jakoila was born in Vaasa, Finland. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Antero!

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75 years ago, Singer Holly Thee MarClaRoDe' Maxwell was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Holly Thee Maxwell!

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74 years ago, Drummer Mike Hossack was born in Patterson, N.J. (1946)
He died March 12, 2012 in Dubois, Wyoming. He was 65 years old.

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74 years ago, Bassist Warner “Country Pete” McGill Jr. was born in in Jasper, Texas. (1946)
He died December 6, 2018 in San Ramon, California. He was 72 years old.

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74 years ago, Guitarist James Ray Tucker was born in Los Angeles, California. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim Tucker!

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71 years ago, Pianist Liz Gorrill was born in Glen Cove, N.Y. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Liz!

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Sandra Reemer and Andres Holten

70 years ago, Singer Barbara Alexandra Reemer was born in Bandung, Indonesia. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sandra Reemer!

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67 years ago, Trombonist Joseph Bowie of Defunkt was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joseph!

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63 years ago, Bassist Pino Palladino was born in Cardiff, Wales. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pino!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Howard Alden was born in Newport Beach, California. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Howard!

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62 years ago, Country Star Alan Eugene Jackson was born in Newnan, Georgia. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan Jackson!

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60 years ago, Hawaiian Musician William Awihilima Kahaiali'i was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1960)
Uncle Willie K died May 18, 2020 in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. He was 59 years old.

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57 years ago, Fred LeBlanc was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fred!

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53 years ago, Guitarist Allen West was born in Brandon, Florida. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Allen!

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52 years ago, Reggae Musician David Marley was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ziggy Marley!

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51 years ago, Singer Xochi Flores was born in Alhambra California. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Xochi!

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48 years ago, Rapper Wyclef Jean was born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wyclef!

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48 years ago, Rapper Marshall Mathers III was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eminem!

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48 years ago, Guitarist Edgar Blanchard died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 48 years old. (1972)
Edgar V. Blanchard was born August 17, 1924 in Grosse Tete, Louisiana.

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48 years ago, Singer Billy Williams died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 61 years old. (1972)
Wilfred Williams was born December 28, 1910 in Waco, Texas.

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39 years ago, Pianist/Composer David W. Guion died in Dallas, Texas. He was 88 years old. (1981)
He was born December 15, 1892 in Ballinger, Texas.

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36 years ago, Blues Singer Alberta Hunter died in Roosevelt, New York. She was 89 years old. (1984)
She was born April 1, 1895 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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29 years ago, Singer Tennessee Ernie Ford died in Los Angeles, California. He was 72 years old. (1991)
Ernest Jennings Ford was born February 13, 1919 in Bristol, Tennessee.

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27 years ago, Guitarist Criss Oliva died near Zephyrhills, Florida. He was 30 years old. (1993)
Christopher Michael Oliva was born April 3, 1963 in Pompton Plains, New Jersey.

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24 years ago, Drummer Chris Acland died in Burneside, England. He was 30 years old. (1996)
Christopher John Dyke Acland was born September 7, 1966 in Lancaster, England.

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20 years ago, Joachim Nielsen died in Oslo, Norway. He was 36 years old. (2000)
He was born September 8, 1964 in Oslo, Norway.

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Paddy Moloney, Seán Potts, Martin Fay, Seán Keane, Michael Tubridy, and Derek Bell

18 years ago, Derek Bell died in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 66 years old. (2002)
George Derek Fleetwood Bell of The Chieftans was born October 21, 1935 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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18 years ago, Bassist Chuck Domanico died in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old. (2002)
Charles Louis Domanico was born January 20, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois.

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18 years ago, Dobro Player Bashful Brother Oswald died in Madison, Tennessee. He was 79 years old. (2002)
Beecher Ray Kirby was born December 26, 1922 in Sevier County, Tennessee.

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18 years ago, Pianist Henri Renaud died in Paris, France. He was 77 years old. (2002)
He was born April 20, 1925 in Villedieu-sur-Indre, France.

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16 years ago, Singer Uzi Hitman died in Ramat Gan, Israel. He was 52 years old. (2004)
Uzi Chitman was born June 9, 1952 in Giv'at Shmuel, Israel.

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Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop

13 years ago, "Rat Pack" Member Joey Bishop died in Los Angeles, California. He was 89 years old. (2007)
Joseph Abraham Gottlieb was born February 3, 1918 in The Bronz, N.Y.

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13 years ago, Singer Teresa Brewer died in New York, N.Y. She was 76 years old. (2007)
Theresa Breuer was born May 7, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio.

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Levi Stubbs, Renaldo 'Obie' Benson, Lawrence Peyton and Abdul 'Duke' Fakir

12 years ago, Singer Levi Stubbs died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 72 years old. (2008)
Levi Stubbles was born June 6, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan.

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11 years ago, Singer Louisa Mark died in Gambia. She was 49 years old. (2009)
Louisa Lynthia Mark was born January 11, 1960 in Shepherd's Bush, London, England.

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3 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Gord Downie died in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He was 53 years old. (2017)
Gordon Edgar Downie was born February 6, 1964 in Amherstview, Ontario, Canada.

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1 year ago, Saxophonist Ray Santos died in New York, N.Y. He was 90 years old. (2019)
Raymond Santos was born December 28, 1928 in New York, N.Y.


October 16

Buck and Bubbles

117 years ago, Pianist Buck Washington was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1903)
He died January 31, 1955 in New York, N.Y. He was 51 years old.

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117 years ago, Bluesman Joe Williams was born in Crawford, Mississippi. (1903)
Big Joe Williams died December 17, 1982 in Macon, Mississippi. He was 79 years old.

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Stoney Cooper and Wilma Lee

102 years ago, Guitarist Dale Troy Cooper was born in Harman, West Virginia. (1918)
Stoney Cooper died March 22, 1977 in West Virginia. He was 59 years old.

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98 years ago, The "Last of the Great Creole and Cajun Fddlers" Canray Fontenot was born in L'anse Aux Vachesla, Louisiana. (1922)
He died of cancer July 29, 1995 in Welsh, Louisiana. He was 72 years old.

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98 years ago, Singer Blanche Thomas was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1922)
She died April 21, 1977 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was 54 years old.

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97 years ago, Songwriter Berthold Heinrich Kämpfert was born in Bambek, Hamburg, Germany. (1923)
Bert Kaempfert died June 21, 1980 in Majorca, Spain. He was 56 years old.

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85 years ago, Singer Umpeylia Marsema Balinton was born in Brooklyn, New York. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sugar Pie Desanto!

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83 years ago, Singer Emile Sweetman was born in Castries, St. Lucia. (1937)
Emile Ford died April 11, 2016 in London, England. He was 78 years old.

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82 years ago, Chanteuse Christa Paffgen was born in Cologne, Germany. (1938)
Nico died July 18,1988 in Ibiza Spain. She was 49 years old.

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Mike Millward, Dave Lovelady, Brian O'Hara and Billy Hatton

77 years ago, Drummer Dave Lovelady was born in Litherland, Liverpool, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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77 years ago, Bassist C.F. Turner of Bachman-Turner Overdrive was born in Canada. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to C.F.!

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Photo By Eric Stephen Jacobs

77 years ago, Cherry Vanilla was born in Woodside, N.Y. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cherry!

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76 years ago, Drummer Edward Hoh was born in Forest Park, Illinois. (1944)
Fast Eddie Hoh died November 7, 2015 in Westmont, Illinois. He was 71 years old.

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73 years ago, Guitarist Robert Hall Parber of the Grateful Dead was born in San Francisco, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob Weir!

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68 years ago, Trombonist Ray Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray!

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68 years ago, Bassist Cordell Mosson was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. (1952)
Boogie Mosson died April 18, 2013 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was 60 years old.

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67 years ago,Anthony Lawrence Carey was born in Watsonville, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony Carey

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66 years ago, Saxophonist Tim Berne was born in Syracuse, N.Y. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim

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66 years ago, Bassist Lee Allen Zeno was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee Allen!

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61 years ago, Guitarist Gary James Kemp was born in Smithfield, London, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary Kemp!

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60 years ago, Robert Arthur Mould was born in Malone, N.Y. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob Mould!

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58 years ago, Bassist Michael Balzary of The Red Hot Chili Peppers was born in Melbourne, Australia. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Flea!

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© Brian O'Connor

55 years ago, Vibraphonist Anthony Kerr was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anthony

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51 years ago, Trumpeter Roy Hargrove was born in Waco, Texas. (1969)
He died November 2, 2018 in New York, N.Y. He was 49 years old.

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51 years ago, Singer Wendy Wilson was born in Los Angeles, California. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wendy

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51 years ago, The Founder of Chess Records Leonard Chess died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 52 years old. (1969)
Lejzor Shmuel Czyż was born March 12, 1917 in Mostele, Poland.

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49 years ago, Vocalist Chad Gray was born in Latham, Illinois. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chad

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47 years ago, Drummer Gene Krupa died in Yonkers, N.Y. He was 64 years old. (1973)
Eugene Bertram Krupa was born January 15, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois.

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43 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist John Clayton Mayer was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Mayer!

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43 years ago, Pianist Milt Raskin died in Hollywood, California. He was 61 years old. (1977)
He was born January 27, 1916 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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42 years ago, Guitarist/Drummer/Photographer Ethan John Luck was born in Long Beach, California. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ethan Luck

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Teddy and Doyle Wilburn

38 years ago, Country Musician Doyle Wilburn died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 52 years old. (1982)
Virgil Doyle Wilburn was born July 7, 1930 in Hardy, Arkansas.

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37 years ago, Violinist George Liberace died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 72 years old. (1983)
He was born July 31, 1911 in Menasha, Wisconsin.

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36 years ago, The "King Of The Flat-Picking Guitarists" Don Reno died in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was 58 years old. (1984)
Donald Wesley Reno was born February 21, 1926 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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33 years ago, Pianist Dana Suesse died in New York, N.Y.. She was 77 years old. (1987)
Nadine Dana Suesse was born November 9, 1909 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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30 years ago, Drummer Art Blakey aka Abdullah Ibn Buhaina died in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old. (1990)
He was born October 11, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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28 years ago, Tavern Owner/"Godmother of the Chicago Blues" Theresa Needham died in Chicago, Illinois. She was 80 years old. (1992)
Theresa McLaurin Needham was born April 17, 1912 in Meridian, Mississippi.

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21 years ago, Singer Ella Mae Morse died of respiratory failure in Bullhead City, Arizona. She was 75 years old. (1999)
She was born September 12, 1924 Mansfield, Texas.

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19 years ago, Singer Etta Jones died of cancer in Mount Vernon, New York. She was 72 years old. (2001)
She was born November 25, 1928 in Aiken, South Carolina.

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14 years ago, Singer David Reilly died in Pennsylvania. He was 34 years old. (2005)
David Fitzgerald Reilly was born May 5, 1971 in Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania.

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14 years ago, Tuba Player Tommy Johnson died in Los Angeles, California. (2006)
He was born January 7, 1935 in Los Angeles, California.

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10 years ago, Actress Barbara Billingsley died in Santa Monica, California. She was 94 years old. (2010)
Barbara Lillian Combes was born December 22, 1915 in Los Angeles, California.

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9 years ago, Composer/Arranger Pete Rugolo died in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 95 years old. (2011)
He was born December 25, 1915 in San Piero Patti, Sicily, Italy.

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6 years ago, Singer Tim Hauser died in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He was 72 years old. (2014)
Timothy DuPron Hauser was born December 12, 1941 in Troy, N.Y.

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2 years ago, Guitarist Oli Herbert died in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. He was 49 years old. (2018)
He was born July 10, 1974 in Massachusetts.

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Singer/Songwriter/Drummer, Johnny Bush died in San Antonio, Texas. He was 85 years old. (2020)
John Bush Shinn III was born February 17, 1935 in Houston, Texas.


October 15


124 years ago, Pianist Joe Sanders was born in Thayer, Kansas. (1896)
He died of a stroke May 15, 1965 in Kansas City, Kansas. He was 68 years old.

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Homer Smith (tenor), Lowell Peters (2nd tenor), Jay Stone Toney (baritone), William W. Edmonson (bass), and Spencer Odom (accompanist/arranger)

119 years ago, Singer William Edmondson was born in Spokane, Washington. (1902)
He died May 28, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He was 76 years old.

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114 years ago, Blues Singer Victoria Regina Spivey was born in Houston, Texas. (1906)
Victoria Spivey died October 3, 1976 in New York, N.Y. She was 69 years old.

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Photo by Albert Bettonville

112 years ago, Stride Pianist Herman Chittison was born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. (1908)
He died May 8, 1967 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 58 years old.

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105 years ago, Pianist Nellie Lutcher was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (1915)
She died June 8, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. She was 91 years old.

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104 years ago, Trumpeter Al Killian was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1916)
He was murdered by his landlord September 5, 1950 in Los Angeles, California. He was 33 years old.

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103 years ago, Trombonist Paul Tanner was born in Skunk Hollow, Kentucky. (1917)
He died February 25, 2013 in Carlsbad, California. He was 95 years old.

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95 years ago, Guitarist McHouston Baker was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1925)
Mickey "Guitar" Baker died November 27, 2012 Montastruc-la-Conseillčre, France. He was 87 years old.

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90 years ago, Songwriter Kent Levaughn Harris was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kent Harris!

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89 years ago, Singer/Pianist Lionel Frederick Coles was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1931)
Freddy Cole died June 27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 88 years old.

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86 years ago, Trumpeter Alan Elsdon was born in London, England. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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85 years ago, Barry McGuire was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry!

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82 years ago, Singer/Night Club Owner Elizabeth Ann Farmer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1938)
Betty Farmer died during the cowardly September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the The Twin Towers in New York, N.Y. She was 62 years old.

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82 years ago, Afro-Beat Star Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria. (1938)
Fela Kuti died of heart failure August 2, 1997 in Lagos, Nigeria. He was 58 years old.

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82 years ago, R&B Guitarist/Vocalist Robert Ward was born in Luthersville, Georgia. (1938)
He died December 25, 2008 in Dry Branch Georgia. He was 70 years old.

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82 years ago, Singer Marvin Earl Johnson was born Detroit, Michigan. (1938)
Marv Johnson died May 16, 1993 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 55 years old.

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78 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Chris Andrews was born in Romford, Essex, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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78 years ago, Drummer Don Stevenson was born in Seattle, Washington. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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

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Richard and Karen Carpenter

74 years ago, Singer Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters was born in New Haven, Connecticut. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard!

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Karlheinz Klüter

74 years ago, Bassist Palle Danielsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Palle!

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74 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist/Story Teller David Holt was born in Gatesville, Texas. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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74 years ago, Bassist Bo Stief was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bo!

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72 years ago, Art Rocker Chris de Burgh was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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72 years ago, Drummer Lance Dickerson was born in Livonia, Michigan. (1948)
He died November 10, 2003 in Fairfax, California. He was 55 years old.

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70 years ago, Guitarist Michael Charles Watson was born in Visalia, California. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Junior Watson!

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69 years ago, Vocalist Frank Dimino was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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68 years ago, Drummer Bent Clausen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bent!

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67 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Toriano Adaryll Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tito!

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60 years ago, Trumpeter Henrik Bolberg Pedersen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Henrik!

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55 years ago, Composer/Lyricist Cole Porter died in Santa Monica, California. He was 73 years old. (1964)
He was born June 9, 1891 in Peru, Indiana.

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55 years ago, Country Singer Dean Miller was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dean!

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54 years ago, Singer Eric Benét Jordan was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric Benét!

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54 years ago, Pianist Bill Charlap was born in New York, N.Y. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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50 years ago, Rapper Elgin Baylor Lumpkin was born in Washington, D.C. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ginuwine!

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47 years ago, Dax David Riggs was born in Evansville, Indiana. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dax Riggs!

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43 years ago, Erin McKeown was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Erin!

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41 years ago, Bluesman Gus Cannon died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 96 years old. (1979)
He was born September 12, 1883 in Red Banks, Mississippi.

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40 years ago, Singer Siiri Nordin was born in Helsinki, Finland. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Siiri!

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40 years ago, Cajun Musician Alphée Bergeron died in Church Point, Louisiana. He was 68 years old. (1980)
He was born August 8, 1912 in Pointe Noir, Church Point, Louisiana.

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The Moonglows (L-R) Prentiss Barnes, Bobby Lester, Billy Johnson (guitarist), Alexander "Pete" Graves and Harvey Fuqua.

40 years ago, Singer Bobby Lester died in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 50 years old. (1980)
He was born January 13, 1930 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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39 years ago, Singer Keyshia Cole was born in Oakland, California. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keyshia!

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39 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Comedian Jud Strunk died in a small plane crash near Farmington, Maine. He was 45 years old. (1981)
Justin Roderick Strunk, Jr. was born June 11, 1936 in Jamestown, New York.

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21 years ago, Terry Gilkyson died in Austin, Texas. He was 83 years old. (1999)
Hamilton H. Gilkyson III was born June 17, 1916 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

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14 years ago, Singer Pete Graves died in New York, N.Y. He was 70 years old. (2006)
Alexander Graves was born April 17, 1936 in Alabama.

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12 years ago, Singer Edie Adams died in Los Angeles, California. She was 81 years old. (2008)
Elizabeth Edith Enke was born April 16, 1927 in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

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Gerry Polci, Don Ciccone, Lee Shapiro, John Paiva and Frankie Valli

4 years ago, Singer Don Ciccone died in Ketchum, Idaho. He was 70 years old. (2016)
He was born February 28, 1946 in Plainfield, New Jersey.

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4 years ago, Trumpeter Bobby Hales died in Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada. (2016)
Robert Arthur Hales was born August 9, 1934 in Avonlea, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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2 years ago, Guitarist/Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen died in Seattle, Washington. He was 65 years old. (2018)
Paul Gardner Allen was born January 21, 1953 in Seattle, Washington.


October 14


131 years ago, Jazz Singer Spencer Williams was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1889)
He died July 14, 1965 in Flushing, N.Y. He was 75 years old.

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121 years ago, "Hot Comb" William "Red" McKenzie was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1899)
He died February 7, 1948 in New York, N.Y. He was 48 years old.

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113 years ago, Bluesman Jewell Babe Stovall was born in Tylertown, Mississippi. (1907)
He died September 21, 1974 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 66 years old.

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103 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval was born in San Carlos, Chile. (1917)
Violeta Parra committed suicide February 5, 1967 in Chile. She was 50 years old.

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98 years ago, Rhythm and Blues Singer and Guitarist Jimmy Liggins was born in Newby, Oklahoma. (1922)
He died July 18, 1983 in Durham, North Carolina. He was 60 years old.

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94 years ago, Musician Bill Justis was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1926)
He died of cancer July 15, 1982 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 55 years old.

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94 years ago, "Blue Yodeler" George Samuel Kingsbury was born in Lenoir City, Tennessee. (1926)
Kenny Roberts died April 29, 2012 in in Athol, Massachusetts. He was 85 years old.

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94 years ago, Bluesman James Son Thomas was born in Eden, Mississippi. (1926)
Son Thomas died June 26, 1993 in Greenville, Mississippi. He was 67 years old.

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90 years ago, "Barefootin'" Singer Robert Parker was born in Crescent City, Louisiana. (1930)
He died January 19, 2020 in Roseland, Louisiana. He was 89 years old.

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89 years ago, Trumpeter Duško Gojković was born in Jajce, Yugoslavia. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Duško!

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89 years ago, Harpsichordist Rafael Puyana Michelsen was born in Bogotá, Columbia. (1931)
Rafael Puyana died March 1, 2013 in Paris, Francs. He was 81 years old.

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85 years ago, Avant-Garde Musician La Monte Young was born in Bern, Idaho. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to La Monte!

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82 years ago, Country Singer Melba Montgomery was born in Iron City, Tennessee. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Melba!

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Brian Knight and Geoff Bradford

81 years ago, Guitarist Brian Knight was born in London, England. (1939)
He died of cancer September 25, 2001 in London, England. He was 61 years old.

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80 years ago, British Pop Star Harry Webb was born in Lucknow, India. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cliff Richard!

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Alan Henderson, Pat McAuley, Van Morrison, Billy Harrison and Jackie McAuley

78 years ago, Guitarist Billy Harrison was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy!

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77 years ago, Pianist Fritz Pauer was born in Vienna, Austria. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fritz!

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75 years ago, Bassist Colin Hodgkinson was born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Colin!

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75 years ago, Vocalist Barbara Jeane Moyer was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. (1945)
Sandi Robison died April 22, 1988 in Billings, Montana. She was 42 years old.

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74 years ago, Guitarist/Vocalist David Justin Hayward was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Justin Hayward!

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74 years ago, Vocalist William Daniel McCafferty was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan McCafferty!

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72 years ago, Vocalist Marcia Barrett was born in St Catherine, Jamaica. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marcia!

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Ken Stowe - 1996

71 years ago, Saxophonist Mark Kazanoff was born in Northampton, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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70 years ago, Guitarist Rodolfo Rotta was born in Villadossola, Italy. (1950)
Rudy Rotta died July 3, 2017 in Verona, Italy. He was 66 years old.

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68 years ago, Margriet Eshuijs was born in The Netherlands. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Margriet!

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67 years ago, Guitarist Garrison Fewell was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Garrison!

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67 years ago, Guitarist Kazumi Watanabe was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kazumi!

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65 years ago, Saxophonist Pierre Vaiana was born in Belgium. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pierre!

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64 years ago, Bluesman Johny B. Willis was born in Tutwiler, Mississippi. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to King Solomon!

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63 years ago, Bluesman Kenny Neal was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny!

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62 years ago, Synth-Pop Star Thomas Dolby was born in Cairo, Egypt. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Thomas!

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61 years ago, Drummer Anthony Jude Pero was born in Staten Island, N.Y. (1959)
A.J. Pero died March 20, 2015 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was 55 years old.

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58 years ago, 21st Century Bluesman Durwood Christopher Thomas was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Thomas King!

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55 years ago, Singer Karyn White was born in Los Angeles, California. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Karyn!

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52 years ago, John Charles Goudie was born in Miami, Florida. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny Goudie!

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Photo: Mark Seliger

46 years ago, Singer Natalie Louise Maines Pasdar of The Dixie Chicks was born in Lubbock, Texas. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Natalie Maines!

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45 years ago, Singer Tricia Marie Lewis was born in Islington, London, England. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shaznay Lewis!

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43 years ago, Singer Tina Dickow Danielse was born in Aabyhřj, Denmark. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tina Dico!

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43 years ago, Singer/Actor Bing Crosby died in La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain. He was 74 years old. (1977)
Harry Lillis Crosby was born May 3, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington.

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42 years ago, R&B Singer Usher Raymond was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Usher!

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41 years ago, Keyboardist Raphael Wressnig was born in Graz, Austria. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Raphael!

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37 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Sarah Ogan Gunning died at a family songfest in Kentucky. She was 73 years old. (1983)
She was born June 28, 1910 in southeastern Kentucky.

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30 years ago, Conductor Leonard Bernstein died in New York, N.Y. He was 72 years old. (1990)
He was born August 25, 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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© 2001 George D. Davidson

28 years ago, Blueswoman Little Laura Dukes died in Memphis, Tennessee. She was 85 years old. (1992)
She was born June 10, 1907 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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22 years ago, Polka King Frankie Yankovic died in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 83 years old. (1998)
He was born July 28, 1915 in Davis, West Virginia.

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20 years ago, "The Jewish Hillbilly" Zeke Manners died in Los Angeles, California. He was 89 years old. (2000)
Leo Ezekiel Mannes was born October 10, 1911 in San Francisco, California.

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16 years ago, Guitar Granny died in Memphis, Tennessee. She was 81 years old. (2004)
Cordell Jackson was born July 15, 1923 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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14 years ago, Country Star Freddy Fender died in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was 69 years old. (2006)
Baldemar Huerta was born June 4, 1937 in San Benito, Texas.

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13 years ago, Rapper Big Moe died in Houston, Texas. He was 33 years old. (2007)
Kenneth Doniell Moore was born August 20, 1974 in Houston, Texas.

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11 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Johnny Jones died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 73 years old. (2009)
John Albert Jones was born August 17, 1936 in Eads, Shelby County, Tennessee.

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11 years ago, Singer Al Martino died in Los Angeles, California. He was 82 years old. (2009)
Alfred Cini was born October 7, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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9 years ago, David Hess died in Tiburon, California. He was 75 years old. (2011)
David Alexander Hess was born September 19, 1936 in New York, N.Y.

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9 years ago, Drummer Chuck Ruff died in San Francisco, California. He was 60 years old. (2011)
He was born May 25, 1951 in Reno, Nevada.

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8 years ago, B.B. Cunningham, Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 70 years old. (2012)
Blake Baker Cunningham Jr. was born April 6, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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6 years ago, Keyboardist Ikey Owens died in Puebla, Mexico. He was 38 years old. (2014)
Isaiah Randolph Owens was born December 1, 1975 in Long Beach, California.


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