October 16

Buck and Bubbles

114 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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114 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

99 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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95 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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95 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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94 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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82 years ago, Singer Umpeylia Marsema Balinton was born in Brooklyn, New York. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sugar Pie Desanto!

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80 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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79 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

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

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74 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

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

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73 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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70 years ago, Guitarist Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead was born in San Francisco, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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

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65 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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64 years ago,Anthony Lawrence Carey was born in Watsonville, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony Carey

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

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

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

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

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55 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

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

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48 years ago, Trumpeter Roy Hargrove was born in Waco, Texas. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roy

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

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48 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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46 years ago, Vocalist Chad Gray was born in Latham, Illinois. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chad

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44 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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40 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist John Clayton Mayer was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Mayer!

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

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39 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

35 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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34 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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33 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 Februaey 21, 1926 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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

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27 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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25 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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18 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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16 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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11 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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7 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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6 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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3 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.


October 15


121 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)

116 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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111 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

109 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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102 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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101 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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100 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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92 years ago, Guitarist McHouston Baker was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1925)
Mickey "Guitar" Baker died November 27, 2012 Montastruc-la-Conseillère, France. He was 87 years old.

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

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86 years ago, Singer/Pianist Freddy Cole was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Freddy!

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

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

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79 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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79 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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79 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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79 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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75 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Chris Andrews was born in Romford, Essex, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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

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74 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

71 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

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

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

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

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

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69 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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67 years ago, Guitarist Michael Charles Watson was born in Visalia, California. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Junior Watson!

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

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

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

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

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52 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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52 years ago, Country Singer Dean Miller was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dean!

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

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

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

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

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

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38 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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37 years ago, Singer Siiri Nordin was born in Helsinki, Finland. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Siiri!

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37 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.

37 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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36 years ago, Singer Keyshia Cole was born in Oakland, California. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keyshia!

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36 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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18 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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11 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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9 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

1 year 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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1 year ago, Trumpeter Bobby Hales died in Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada. (2016)
Robert Arthur Hales was born August 9, 1934 in Avonlea, Saskatchewan, Canada.


October 14


128 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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118 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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110 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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100 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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95 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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91 years ago, Musican 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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91 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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91 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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87 years ago, "Barefootin'" Singer Robert Parker was born in Crescent City, Louisiana. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert!

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

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86 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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82 years ago, Avant-Garde Musician La Monte Young was born in Bern, Idaho. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to La Monte!

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79 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

78 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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77 years ago, Guitarist James Madison was born in Osceola, Arkansas. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pee Wee Madison!

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77 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

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

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

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

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72 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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71 years ago, Guitarist/Vocalist David Justin Hayward was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Justin Hayward!

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

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

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Ken Stowe - 1996

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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58 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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55 years ago, 21st Century Bluesman Chris Thomas King was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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

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

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Photo: Mark Seliger

43 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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42 years ago, Singer Tricia Marie Lewis was born in Islington, London, England. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shaznay Lewis!

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

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40 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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39 years ago, R&B Singer Usher Raymond was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Usher!

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

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34 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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27 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, Massachussetts.

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© 2001 George D. Davidson

25 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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19 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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17 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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13 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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11 years ago, Country Star Freddy Fender died in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was 69 yeras old. (2006)
Baldemar Huerta was born June 4, 1937 in San Benito, Texas.

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10 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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8 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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8 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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6 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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5 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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3 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.


October 13


108 years ago, Pianist Arthur Tatum, Jr. was born in Toledo, Ohio. (1909)
Art Tatum died November 5, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. He was 47 years old.

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102 years ago, Saxophonist Scoville Brown was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1915)
He died October 4, 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 84 years old.

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93 years ago, Vibraphonist Julius Gubenko was born in New York, N.Y. (1924)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry Gibbs!

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92 years ago, Comedian Leonard Alfred Schneider was born in Mineola, N.Y. (1925)
Lenny Bruce died August 3, 1966 in Hollywood Hills, California. He was 40 years old.

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91 years ago, Bassist Raymond Matthews Brown was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1926)
Ray Brown died in his sleep July 2, 2002 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 75 years old.

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91 years ago, Saxophonist Tommy Whittle was born in Grangemouth, Scotland. (1926)
He died October 13, 2013 in Spain. He was 87 years old.

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Wilbur Wynne, Jimmy Cosby and Prince Cooper

90 years ago, Pianist Robert L. Cooper was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1927)
Prince Cooper died January 4, 1998 in Elgin, Illinois. He was 70 years old.

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90 years ago, Saxophonist Lee Konitz was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee!

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85 years ago, Vibraphonist John Dillard Lytle was born in Springfield, Ohio. (1932)
Johnny Lytle died December 15, 1995 in Springfield, Ohio. He was 63 years old.

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83 years ago, Singer Nana Mouskouri was born in Athens, Greece. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nana!

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79 years ago, Gospel Singer Shirley Ann Caesar was born in Durham, North Carolina. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shirley Caesar!

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77 years ago, Rocker John Henry Deighton was born in Essex, England. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Farlowe!

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77 years ago, Saxophonist Farrell Sanders was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pharoah Sanders!

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Neil Aspinall and Mal Evans

76 years ago, Beatle Confidant Neil Aspinall was born in Prestatyn, North Wales. (1941)
He died March 24, 2008 in New York, N.Y. He was 66 years old.

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76 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Paul Frederick Simon was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul Simon!

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73 years ago, Keyboardist/Vocalist Robert Lamm was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert!

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72 years ago, Singer Karen Orth-Pallavicini was born in New York, N.Y. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Karen Akers!

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71 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Keith Christmas was born in Wilvenhoe, Essex, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keith!

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71 years ago, Country Singer Jill Lynne Byrem was born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lacy J. Dalton!

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71 years ago, Soul Singer Dorothy Moore was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dorothy!

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70 years ago, Rocker Samuel Roy Hagar was born in Monterey, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sammy Hagar!

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70 years ago, Saxophonist Alan Wakeman was born in England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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England Dan and John Ford Coley

69 years ago, Singer/Songwriter John Ford Coley was born in McCamey, Texas. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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© Bob Meyrick

69 years ago, Saxophonist Geoff Simkins was born in Brighton, Sussex, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Geoff!

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67 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Simon John Breckenridge Nicol was born in Muswell Hill, London, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Simon Nicol!

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66 years ago, Singer Olympia Ann Sylvers was born in Watts, Los Angeles, California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Olan Sylvers!

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59 years ago, Singer Cheryl Ann Norton was born in Los Angeles, California. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cherelle!

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59 years ago, Singer Joseph Richard Sylvers was born in Watts, Los Angeles, California. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ricky Sylvers!

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59 years ago, Bassist Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells was born in Tacoma, Washington. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jair-Rôhm!

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59 years ago, Pianist Lorraine Geller died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California. She was 30 years old. (1958)
Lorraine Winifred Walsh was born September 11, 1928 in Portland, Oregon.

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58 years ago, Singer Marie Osmond was born in Ogden Utah. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marie!

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57 years ago, Joseph Bellardini was born in Oswego, New York. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joey Belladonna!

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57 years ago, Musician Orphy Robinson was born in London, England. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Orphy!

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56 years ago, Saxophonist Jocelyn Ménard was born in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jocelyn!

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55 years ago, Country Singer John Wiggins was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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52 years ago, Big Slim, The Lone Cowboy died in New York, N.Y. He was 63 years old. (1966)
Harry C. McAuliffe was born May 9, 1903 in Mercer County, West Virginia.

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48 years ago, Country Singer Rhett Akins was born in Valdosta, Georgia. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rhett!

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46 years ago, Pianist Joe Sullivan died in San Francisco, California. He was 64 years old. (1971)
He was born November 4, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois.

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45 years ago, Drummer Phil Seamen died in London, England. He was 46 years old. (1972)
Phillip William Seamen was born August 28, 1926 in Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire, England.

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43 years ago, Guitarist Shawn Pittman was born in Talahina, Oklahoma. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shawn!

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Ed Sullivan with Topo Gigo

43 years ago, the most famous variety show host in the history of television Ed Sullivan died in New York, N.Y. (1974)
He was born September 28, 1902 in Manhattan, N.Y.

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37 years ago, Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas was born in Glen Cove, N.Y. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ashanti!

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37 years ago, Ki ho'alu Legend Gabby Pahinui died in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1980)
Charles Philip Pahinui was born April 22, 1921 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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36 years ago, Kelechukwu Rowland Okereke was born in Liverpool, England. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kele Okereke!

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24 years ago, Soul Singer Wade Flemons died in Battle Creek, Michigan. (1993)
He was born September 25, 1940 in Coffeyville, Kansas.

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17 years ago, Trombonist Britt Woodman died in Hawthorne, California. He was 80 years old. (2000)
He was born June 4, 1920 in Los Angeles, California.

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16 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Peter Doyle died in Melbourne, Australia. He was 52 years old. (2001)
Peter John Doyle was born July 28, 1949 in Melbourne, Australia.

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The Cyrkle

10 years ago, Musician Thomas W. Dawes died in New York, N.Y. He was 64 years old. (2007)
He was born July 25, 1943 in Albany, N. Y.

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7 years ago, R&B Songwriter/Producer General Johnson died in East Point, Georgia. He was 69 years old. (2010)
Norman Johnson was born May 23, 1941 in Norfolk, Virginia.

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4 years ago, Bob Greene died in Amagansett, N.Y. He was 91 years old. (2013)
Robert Stern Greenstein was born September 4, 1922 in New York, N.Y.

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4 years ago, Saxophonist Tommy Whittle died in Spain. He was 87 years old. (2013)
He was born October 13, 1926 in Grangemouth, Scotland.


October 12


100 years ago, Bandleader William Marshall was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1917)
He died June 8, 1994 in Paris, France. He was 76 years old.

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97 years ago, "England's Romantic Singer" Walter James Groom was born in Bethnal Green, East London, England. (1920)
Steve Conway died from heart problems April 19, 1952 in London, England. He was 31 years old.

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92 years ago, Lucille Jeter was born in Seattle, Washington. (1925)
Jimi Hendrix' mother died February 2, 1958 in Renton, Washington. She was 33 years old.

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92 years ago, Bluesman Robert Lewis Jones was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1925)
Guitar Gabriel aka Nyles Jones died April 2, 1996 in Durham, North Carolina. He was 71 years old.

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91 years ago, Saxophonist Hidehiko Matsumoto was born in Tamashimacho, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. (1926)
Sleepy Matsumoto died February 29, 2000 in Japan. He was 73 years old.

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88 years ago, Bluesman Napoleon Brown Goodson Culp was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. (1929)
Nappy Brown died September 20, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 78 years old.

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85 years ago, Activist Richard Claxton Gregory was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1932)
Dick Gregory died August 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. He was 84 years old.

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83 years ago, James Crawford was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1934)
Sugar Boy Crawford died September 15, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 77 years old.

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82 years ago, Singer Samuel David Moore (of Sam & Dave fame ;-) was born in Miami, Florida. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sam Moore!

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81 years ago, Keyboardist Melvin Rhyne was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. (1936)
He died March 5, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 76 years old.

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77 years ago, Trumpeter John Brunious Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1940)
He died February 12, 2008 in Orlando, Florida. He was 67 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer James Dewar was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1942)
He died of pneumonia May 16, 2002 in London, England. He was 59 years old.

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75 years ago, Bass Singer Melvin Franklin of The Temptations was born in Montgomery, Alabama. (1942)
He died of a coma February 23, 1995 in Los Angeles, California. He was 52 years old.

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71 years ago, Guitarist Yoshiaki Masuo was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Yoshiaka!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Rick Parfitt was born in Woking, Surrey, England. (1948)
He died December 24, 2016 in Marbella, Spain. He was 68 years old.

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66 years ago, Saxophonist Billy Novick was born in Long Island, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy!

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66 years ago, Velvert Turner was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1951)
He died December 11, 2000 in New York, N.Y. He was 49 years old.

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66 years ago, Singer Ali-Ollie Woodson was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1951)
He died May 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old.

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64 years ago, Harmonica Player Terry Lee McMillan was born in Lexington, N.C. (1953)
Terry McMillan died February 2, 2007 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He was 53 years old.

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62 years ago, Pat Dinizio was born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pat!

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62 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jane Siberry was born in Toronto, Ontario. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jane!

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61 years ago, The Damned's Singer David Letts was born in Hemel Hempstead, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave Vanian!

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60 years ago, Guitarist Ed Cherry was born in New Haven, Connecticut. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ed!

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59 years ago, Singer Jeffrey Lynn Keith was born in Texarkana, Arkansas. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeff Keith!

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59 years ago, Bassist Bryn Merrick was born in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. (1958)
He died September 12, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales. He was 56 years old.

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58 years ago, Trumpeter Michael Phillip Mossman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael Mossman!

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55 years ago, Trumpeter Christopher Stephen Botti was born in Portland, Oregon. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Botti!

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52 years ago, Bob Schneider was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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51 years ago, Singer Brian Edward Patrick Kennedy was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian Kennedy!

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51 years ago, Saxophonist Harry Allen was born in Washington, D.C. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harry!

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Photo: Mark Seliger

48 years ago, Singer Martha Eleanor Maguire of the The Dixie Chicks was born in York, Pennsylvania. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martie Maguire!

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46 years ago, Rock & Roller Gene Vincent died from a bleeding ulcer in Newhall, California. He was 36 years old. (1971)
Eugene Vincent Craddock was born February 11, 1935 in Norfolk, Virginia.

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45 years ago, Blues Pianist Walter Roland died of cancer in Fairfield, Alabama. He was 69 years old. (1972)
He was born December 20, 1902 in Ralph, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

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43 years ago, Bluesman Pink Anderson died in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was 74 years old. (1974)
Pinkney Anderson was born February 12, 1900 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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38 years ago, Vocalist Jordan Izaak Pundik was born in Englewood, New Jersey. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jordan Pundik!

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32 years ago, Bluesman Blind John Davis died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 71 years old. (1985)
He was born December 7, 1913 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson, Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson

32 years ago, Ricky Wilson died of aids in Athens, Georgia. He was 32 years old. (1985)
Ricky Helton Wilson of The B-52s was born March 19, 1953 in Athens, Georgia.

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28 years ago, "The Sorcerer of the Guitar" François Luambo Makiadi (aka Franco) died in Belgium, Brussels. He was 51 years old. (1989)
L'Okanga L'Anjou N'Pene Luambo Luanzo Makiadi was born July 6, 1938 in Sona Bata, Congo.

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20 years ago, Pop Star John Denver died in a plane crash in Monterey, California. He was 53 years old. (1997)
He was born December 31, 1943 in Roswell, New Mexico.

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20 years ago, Accordionist Ruben Naranjo died in La Villita, Texas. He was 53 years old. (1998)
He was born February 22, 1945 in Alice, Texas.

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18 years ago, Bluesman Frank Frost died in Helena, Arkansas. He was 63 years old. (1999)
Frank Otis Frost was born April 15, 1936 in Auvergne, Arkansas.

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16 years ago, "The Creator of World Beat" Dan Del Santo died in Oaxaca, Mexico. He was 50 years old. (2001)
He was born September 4, 1951 in New York, N.Y.

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15 years ago, Trombonist Ray Conniff died in Escondido, California. He was 85 years old. (2002)
He was born November 6, 1916 in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

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12 years ago, Songwriter Baker Knight died in Birmingham, Alabama. He was 72 years old. (2005)
Thomas Baker Knight Jr. was born July 4, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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8 years ago, Bassist/Singer Richard Allan "Dickie" Peterson died in Erkelenz, Germany. He was 63 years old. (2009)
He was born September 12, 1946 in Grand Forks, N.D.

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8 years ago, Vibraphonist Joe Roland died in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 89 years old. (2009)
Joseph Alfred Roland was born May 17, 1920 in New York, N.Y.

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6 years ago, Songwriter Paul Leka died in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 68 years old. (2011)
Paul Theodore Leka was born February 20, 1943 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Sonny Sanders, Carl Davis & Louis Armstrong

1 year ago, Producer/Arranger Sonny Sanders died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 77 years old. (2016)
William Sanders was born August 6, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan.


October 11


117 years ago, Bluesman Joe Calicott was born in Nesbit, Mississippi. (1900)
Mississippi Joe Callicott died during 1969 in Mississippi. He was 69 years old.

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109 years ago, Harmonica Frank Floyd was born in Toccopola, Mississippi. (1908)
He died August 7, 1984 in Blanchester, Ohio. He was 75 years old.

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103 years ago, "The Queen of the Cakewalk" Aida Overton Walker died in New York, N.Y. She was 34 years old. (1914)
She was born February 14, 1880 in Richmond, Virginia.

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99 years ago, Herman Jenkins was born in Georgianna, Arkansas. (1918)
The Legendary Duke Jenkins died November 13, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 91 years old.

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98 years ago, Drummer Art Blakey was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1919)
He died October 16, 1990 in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old.

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92 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Jimmy Murphy was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1925)
He died June 1, 1981 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was 55 years old.

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90 years ago, Saxophonist Curtis Edward Amy was born in Houston, Texas. (1927)
Curtis Amy died of cancer June 5, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. He was 72 years old.

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88 years ago, Bassist Ludek Holan was born in Prague, Czech Republic. (1929)
He died February 22, 1979 in Prague, Czech Republic. He was 49 years old.

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Top L to R: Hoyt Hawkins, Gordon Stoker (Bottom L to R): Neal Matthews, Hugh Jarrett

88 years ago, Singer Hugh Jarrett was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1929)
He died May 31, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 78 years old.

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85 years ago, Country Singer Dorothy Marie Walsh was born in McMinnville, Tennessee. (1932)
Dottie West died September 4, 1991, days after a Nashville, Tennessee car crash. She was 58 years old.

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81 years ago, Drummer Billy Higgins was born in Los Angeles, California. (1936)
He died of liver and kidney failure May 3, 2001 in Inglewood, California. He was 64 years old.

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81 years ago, Singer Willie Joe Ligon was born in Troy, Alabama. (1936)
Joe Ligon died December 11, 2016 in Georgia. He was 80 years old.

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76 years ago, Trumpeter Lester Bowie was born in Frederick, Maryland. (1941)
He died of liver cancer November 8, 1999 in New York, N.Y. He was 58 years old.

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74 years ago, Country Singer Gene Watson was born in Palestine, Texas. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gene!

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71 years ago, Singer Daryl Franklin Hohl of Hall and Oates was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Daryl Hall!

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Photo by: Steve Stoddard

71 years ago, Drummer Gary Mallaber was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary!

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70 years ago, Reeds Player Mwata Bowden was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mwata!

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Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins and Steve McCall

70 years ago, Bassist Fred Hopkins was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1947)
He died January 7, 1999 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 51 years old.

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70 years ago, Guitarist George Freeman McCorkle of the Marshall Tucker Band was born in Chester, South Carolina. (1947)
George McCorkle died June 29, 2007 in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was 59 years old.

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68 years ago, Guitarist Greg Douglass was born in Oakland, California. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Greg!

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67 years ago, Andrew Woolfolk was born in Texas. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Andrew!

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66 years ago, Saxophonist Wesley Magoogan was born in Birmingham, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wesley!

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65 years ago, Paulette Tenae Carlson was born in Winsted, Minnesota. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paulette Carlson!

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Gil-Scott Heron and Brian Jackson

65 years ago, Brian Jackson was born in in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian Jackson!

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The Nylons: L-R Tyrone Gabriel, Garth Mosbaugh, Claude Morrison and Gavin Hope

65 years ago, Singer Claude Morrison was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Claude!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Peter Sprague was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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61 years ago, Tenor-Saxophonist Doug Lawrence was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug!

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60 years ago, Drummer Blair Cunningham was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Blair!

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60 years ago, Drummer Chris Joyce was born in Chorlton, Manchester, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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58 years ago, Guitarist Dan Mullen was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan!

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56 years ago, Actor/Comedian/Pianist Chico Marx died in Hollywood, California. He was 74 years old. (1961)
Leonard Marx was born March 22, 1887 in New York, N.Y.

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54 years ago, Singer Edith Piaf died in Paris, France. She was 47 years old. (1963)
She was born December 19, 1915 in Ménilmontant, France.

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51 years ago, Singer Todd Daniel Snider was born in Portland, Oregon. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Todd Snider!

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50 years ago, Vocalist Nicki Leighton-Thomas was born in Bath, Somerset, England. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nicki!

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47 years ago, Rapper Lamont Hawkins was born in Staten Island, N.Y. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to U-God!

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46 years ago, Musician Petra Haden was born in New York. N.Y. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Petra!

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46 years ago, Musician Rachel Haden was born in New York. N.Y. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rachel!

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44 years ago, Guitarist Mike Smith was born in Middle River, Maryland. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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41 years ago, Singer Connee Boswell died in New York, N.Y. She was 64 years old. (1976)
She was born December 3, 1907 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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32 years ago, Western Swing Performer Tex Williams died of lung cancer in Newhall, California. He was 68 years old. (1985)
Sol Williams was born August 23, 1917 in Ramsey, Illinois.

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Jimmy Smith, Wilton Felder, Buck Clarke and Arthur Adams

29 years ago, Percussionist Buck Clarke died in Los Angeles, California. He was 56 years old. (1988)
He was born during 1933 in Washington D.C.

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Demond Wilson and Red Foxx

26 years ago, Comedian Red Foxx died of a heart attack on the set of the Sanford & Son TV show. He was 68 years old. (1991)
John Elroy Sanford was born December 9, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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21 years ago, Pianist Johnny Costa died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was 74 years old. (1996)
He was born January 18, 1922 in Arnold, Pennsylvania.

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13 years ago, Bassist Bruce Palmer died of an apparent heart attack in Bellville, Ontario. He was 58 years old. (2004)
He was born September 9, 1946 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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9 years ago, Jazz Arranger/Composer Neal Hefti died in Los Angeles, California. He was 85 years old. (2008)
He was born October 29, 1922 in Hastings, Nebraska.

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9 years ago, Guitarist Nelson Symonds died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was 75 years old. (2008)
He was born September 24, 1933 in Hammond's Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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6 years ago, Bluesman Mojo Buford died in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 81 years old. (2011)
George Buford was born November 10, 1929 in Hernando, Mississippi.

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2 years ago, Guitarist Smokin' Joe Kubek died in Kure Beach, North Carolina. He was 59 years old. (2015)
He was born November 30, 1956 in Grove City, Pennsylvania.


October 10


204 years ago, Composer Giuseppe Verdi was born in the Duchy of Parma. (1813)
He died January 27, 1901 in Milan, Italy. He was 87 years old.

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113 years ago, Bluesman Sam Theard was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1904)
Lovin' Sam Theard died December 7, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. He was 78 years old.

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111 years ago, Pianist Hans Leo Mathisen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1906)
Leo Mathiesen died December 16, 1969 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was 63 years old.

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109 years ago, Songwriter John Waldo Green was born in New York, N.Y. (1908)
Johnny Green died May 15, 1989 in Beverly Hills, California. He was 80 years old.

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107 years ago, Band Leader Milt Larkin was born in Houston, Texas. (1910)
He died August 31, 1996 in Houston, Texas. He was 85 years old.

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106 years ago, "The Jewish Hillbilly" Leo Ezekiel Mannes was born in San Francisco, California. (1911)
Zeke Manners died October 14, 2000 in Los Angeles, California. He was 89 years old.

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103 years ago, Rhythm and Blues Singer/Pianist Ivory Joe Hunter was born in Kirbyville, Texas. (1914)
He died of lung cancer November 8, 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 60 years old.

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102 years ago, Trumpeter Harry Edison was born in Columbus, Ohio. (1915)
Sweets Edison died July 27, 1999 in Columbus, Ohio. He was 83 years old.

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100 years ago, Pianist and Composer Thelonious Sphere Monk was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. (1917)
Thelonious Monk died from a stroke February 17, 1982 in Weehawken, New Jersey. He was 64 years old.

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99 years ago, Trombonist Robert Byrne was born in Pleasant Corners, Ohio. (1918)
Bobby Byrne died November 25, 2006 in Irvine, California. He was 88 years old.

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96 years ago, Singer Roy Kral was born in Cicero, Illinois. (1921)
He died August 2, 2002 in Montclair, New Jersey. He was 80 years old.

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96 years ago, Bassist William Howard Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. (1921)
Monk Montgomery died May 20, 1982 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 60 years old.

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96 years ago, French Horn Player Julius Watkins was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1921)
He died April 4, 1977 in Short Hills, N.J. He was 55 years old.

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94 years ago, Bassist Louis Gottlieb was born in Los Angeles, California. (1923)
He died July 11, 1996 in Sebastopol, California. He was 72 years old.

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94 years ago, Bluesman Wade Walton was born in Lombardy, Mississippi. (1923)
He died January 10, 2000 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was 77 years old.

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92 years ago, Percussionist Francisco Aguabella was born in Matanza, Cuba. (1925)
He died May 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. He was 84 years old.

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91 years ago, Singer Oscar Brown, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1926)
He died May 30, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 78 years old.

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Bruce W. Aitken

89 years ago, Pianist Julian Clifford Mance, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Junior Mance!

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88 years ago, Drummer Edward Joseph Blackwell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1929)
Eddie Blackwell died of kidney disease October 8, 1992 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was 62 years old.

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82 years ago, Drummer Paul Nelson Humphrey was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul Humphrey!

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75 years ago, Trumpeter Cecil Vernon Bridgewater was born in Urbana, Illinois. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cecil Bridgewater!

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

74 years ago, Singer Denis Dalziel was born in Whitechapel, East London, England. (1943)
He died July 6, 2005 in London, England. He was 61 years old.

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74 years ago, Singer Jerry LaCroix was born in Alexandria, Louisiana. (1943)
Jerry "Count Jackson" LaCroix died May 7, 2014 in Lufkin, Texas. He was 70 years old.

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72 years ago, Bassist Alan George Cartwright was born in North London, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan Cartwright!

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From left: Funokwakhe Mazibuko, Malovoti Msimanga, Jack Malingo, Joseph Mazibuko, Headman Shabalala, Abet Mazibuko, Enoch Shabalala, Milton Mazibuko and Joseph Shabalala

72 years ago, Singer Headman Msongelwa Shabalala was born in eMnambithi, South Africa. (1945)
Headman Shabalala was murdered December 10, 1991 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He was 46 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer/Songwriter John Prine was born in Maywood, Illinois. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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69 years ago, Singer Charles Brimmer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charles!

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69 years ago, Singer Josiane Grizeau was born in Paris, France. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Séverines!

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69 years ago, Cyril Garrett Neville was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cyril Neville!

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69 years ago, Ed Volker was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ed!

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67 years ago, Songwriter Timothy Krekel was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1950)
Tim Krekel died June 25, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 58 years old.

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64 years ago, Rocker James Ure was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Midge Ure!

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63 years ago, Rocker David Lee Roth was born in Bloomington, Indiana. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to David Lee!

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61 years ago, Pianist Johnny O'Neal was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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59 years ago, Keyboardist Alex Bugnon was born in Montreux, Switzerland. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alex!

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59 years ago, Pop SingerTanya Denise Tucker was born in Seminole, Texas. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tanya Tucker!

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58 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Kirsty MacColl was born in Croydon, England. (1959)
She died in a boating accident December 18, 2000 in Cozumel, Mexico. She was 41 years old.

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57 years ago, Singer Eric Lee Martin was born in Long Island, New York, N.Y. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric Martin!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Jonathan Butler was born in Capetown, South Africa. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jonathan!

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56 years ago, Trombonist Gregory Charles Royal was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gregory Charles!

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52 years ago, Vocalist Toshimitsu Deyama was born in Tateyama, Chiba, Japan. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Toshi!

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51 years ago, Vocalist Kevin Paige was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kevin!

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38 years ago, Singer Mya Marie Harrison was born in Washington D.C. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mya!

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38 years ago, Singer was born in Huntington Beach, California. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim Maurer!

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37 years ago, Guitarist Oscar Alemán died in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was 71 years old. (1980)
He was born February 20, 1909 in Restencia, Argentina.

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34 years ago, Guitarist Elizabeth Mae Hale was born in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lizzy Hale!

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34 years ago, Jack Savoretti was born in London, England. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jack!

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20 years ago, Child Prodigy Ariel Lanyi was born in Jerusalem, Israel. (1997)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ariel!

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14 years ago, Trombonist Carl Fontana died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 75 years old. (2003)
Charles Fontana was born July 18, 1928 in Monroe, Louisiana.

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9 years ago, "The Godfather of Rocksteady" Alton Ellis died in London, England, He was 70 years old. (2008)
Alton Nehemiah Ellis was born September 1, 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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9 years ago, Guitarist David Wright died in Winchester, Hampshire, England. He was 63 years old. (2008)
David Frederick Wright of The Troggs was born January 21, 1945 in Winchester, Hampshire, England.

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7 years ago, Saxophonist Marion Brown, Jr. died in Hollywood, Florida. He was 75 years old. (2010)
He was born September 8, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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7 years ago, "The King Of Rock N' Soul" Solomon Burke died in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was 70 years old. (2010)
He was born March 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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4 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Jan Kuehnemund died in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was 59 years old. (2013)
Janice Lynn Kuehnemund was born November 18, 1953 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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4 years ago, Country Singer Cal Smith died in Branson, Missouri. He was 81 years old. (2013)
Calvin Grant Shofner was born April 7, 1932 in Gans, Oklahoma.

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3 years ago, Bluesman "Little Whitt" died in Fosters, Alabama. He was 83 years old. (2014)
Jolly Wells was born February 19, 1931 in Ralph, Alabama.

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2 years ago, Saxophonist Steve Mackay died in Daly City, California. He was 66 years old. (2015)
He was born September 25, 1949 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.



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