July 5


102 years ago, Bluesman Amos Overton Lemons was born in DeQuincy, Louisiana. (1913)
Smiley Lewis died of stomach cancer October 7, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 53 years old.

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100 years ago, James "Guy" Willis (of The Willis Brothers) was born in Colton, Oklahoma (1915)
He died April 3, 1998. He was 83 years old.

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93 years ago, Saxophonist Bruce Turner was born in Saltburn, England. (1922)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruce!

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77 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Ronnie Self was born in Tin Town, Missouri. (1938)
He died August 28, 1981 in Springfield, Missouri. He was 43 years old.

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75 years ago, Saxophonist Arthur Murray Blythe was born in Los Angeles, California. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Arthur Blythe!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Jaime Robbie Robertson was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robbie Robertson!

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70 years ago, Singer Shirley Elizabeth Collins was born in Hastings, Sussex, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shirley Collins!

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Harpers Bizzarre - Dick Scoppettone Bottom Left

70 years ago, Dick Scoppettone was born in Santa Cruz, California. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dick!

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Andy Pyle, Tommy Eyre and Gary Moore

66 years ago, Keyboardist Tommy Eyre was born in Sheffield, England. (1949)
He died May 23, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. He was 51 years old.

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66 years ago, Bassist Richard Simon was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard!

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65 years ago, Rocker Hugh Anthony Cregg III was born in New York, N.Y. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Huey Lewis!

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65 years ago, Guitarist Michael Monarch was born in Los Angeles, California. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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63 years ago, Charles Ventre was born in Opelousas, Louisiana. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charles!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Kenny Brown was born in Selma, Alabama. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Ron Thompson was born in Oakland, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron!

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56 years ago, Marc Craig Cohn was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marc Cohn!

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41 years ago, Bengt Fredrik Arvid Lagerberg of The Cardigans was born in in Karolinska, Sweden. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bengt!

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38 years ago, Mrs. Miller died in Vista, California. She was 90 years old. (1977)
Elva Ruby Connes Miller was born October 5, 1907 in Joplin, Missouri.

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32 years ago, Harry James died of lymphatic cancer in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 67 years old. (1983)
Harry Haag James was born March 15, 1916 in Albany, Georgia.

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31 years ago, Trumpeter Don Elliott died in Weston, Connecticut. He was 57 years old. (1984)
He was born October 21, 1926 in Somerville, N.J.

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14 years ago, Singer Ernie K-Doe died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 65 years old. (2001)
Ernest Kador, Jr. was born February 22, 1936 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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13 years ago, Saxophonist Harold Dejan died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 93 years old. (2002)
He was born February 4, 1909 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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11 years ago, Singer Syreeta died of cancer in Los Angeles, California. She was 58 years old. (2004)
Rita Wright was born February 28, 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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10 years ago, Singer Ray 'Stingray' Davis (of Parliament) died in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was 65 years old. (2005)
He was born March 29, 1940 in Sumter, S.C.

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10 years ago, Singer Big Al Downing died in Leicester, Massachussetts. He was 65 years old. (2005)
Al Downing was born January 9, 1940 in Lenapah, Oklahoma.

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9 years ago, Trombonist Don Lusher died in Cheam, Surrey, England. He was 82 years old. (2006)
Gordon Douglas Lusher was born November 6, 1923 in Peterborough, England.

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8 years ago, Singer George Melly died in London, England. He was 80 years old. (2007)
Alan George Heywood Melly was born August 17, 1926 in Liverpool, England.

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4 years ago, Alphonso ‘Fonce’ Mizell died in Los Angeles, California. He was 68 years old. (2011)
He was born Janury 15, 1943 in Englewood, New Jersey.




120 years ago, Song Writer Irving Caesar was born in New York, N.Y. (1895)
He died December 18, 1996 in New York, N.Y. He was 101 years old.

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104 years ago, "Sing-A-Long" Leader Mitchell William Miller was born in Rochester, N.Y. (1911)
Mitch Miller died August 1, 2010 in New York, N.Y. He was 99 years old.

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103 years ago, Pianist Fritz Schulz-Reichel was born in Germany. (1912)
Crazy Otto died February 4, 1990 in Germany. He was 77 years old.

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82 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Thomas Baker Knight, Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1933)
Baker Knight died October 12, 2005 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was 72 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer Mercedes Sosa was born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina. (1935)
She died October 4, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was 74 years old.

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78 years ago, Country Snger Ray Pillow was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray!

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77 years ago, Soul Singer Bill Withers was born in Slab Fork, West Virginia. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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75 years ago, Keyboardist Dave Rowberry was born in Nottingham, England. (1940)
He died of an apparent heart attack on June 6, 2003. He was 62 years old.

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73 years ago, Bluegrass Guitarist Peter Rowan was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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72 years ago, Trombonist Conrad Bauer was born in Halle, Germany. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Conrad!

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72 years ago, Trombonist Fred Wesley was born in Columbus, Georgia. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fred!

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72 years ago, Alan Wilson of Canned Heat was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1943)
Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson died September 3, 1970 in Topanga Canyon, California. He was 27 years old.

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71 years ago, Bassist Harvey Brooks was born in New York, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harvey!

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71 years ago, Drummer Butch Miles was born in Ironton, Ohio. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Butch!

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71 years ago, Bluesman Robert Lee Nelson was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana. (1944)
Chicago Bob Nelson died January 17, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 69 years old.

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71 years ago, Bassist Big Joe Turner was born in Jackson, Tennessee. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Big Joe!

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70 years ago, David Samuel McWilliams was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1945)
David McWilliams died January 8, 2002 in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland. He was 56 years old.

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68 years ago, Trumpeter Bob “Bubba” Enos of Roomful of Blues was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1947)
He died January 11, 2008 in Douglas, Georgia. He was 60 years old.

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67 years ago, Guitarist Jeremy Spencer was born in West Hartlepool, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeremy!

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66 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Steven M. Krikorian was born in Palm Desert, California. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tonio K!

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Verdine White (seated left), Maurice White (standing center), Philip Bailey (seated center), Ralph Johnson (seated right)

64 years ago, Percussionist Ralph Johnson of Earth Wind and Fire was born in Los Angeles, California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralph!

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63 years ago, Singer John Charles Waite was born in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Waite!

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62 years ago, Harmonica Player Kirk "Jellyroll" Johnson was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jellyroll!

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57 years ago, Kirk Pengilly was born in Kew, Victoria, Australia. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kirk!

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52 years ago, Bassist Matthew Mark Malley was born in Oakland, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt Malley!

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50 years ago, Bluesman Jimmy D. Lane was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy D!

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39 years ago, Drummer Zoltán Csörsz was born in Hungary. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Zoltán!

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31 years ago, Jimmie Spheeris was killed in Venice Beach, California when a drunken driver ran a stop light and collided with his motorcycle. He was 34 years old. (1984)
He was born November 5, 1949 in Los Angeles, California.

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30 years ago, Guitarist Simon Thomas Langsford was born in Plymouth, England. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Thomas Ford!

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30 years ago, Saxophonist Christopher Woods died in New York, N.Y. He was 59 years old. (1985)
Christopher Columbus Woods was born December 25, 1925 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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23 years ago, Trumpeter Joe Newman died in New York, N.Y. He was 69 years old. (1992)
Joseph Dwight Newman was born September 7, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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23 years ago, Astor Piazzolla died in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was 71 years old. (1992)
He was born March 11, 1921 in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

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12 years ago, Soul Singer Barry White died in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old. (2003)
He was born September 12, 1944 in Galveston, Texas.

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8 years ago, Violinist/Bassist Johnny Frigo died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 90 years old. (2007)
He was born December 27, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois.

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8 years ago, Singer Bill Pinkney of the Drifters died in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was 81 years old. (2007)
He was born August 15, 1925 in Sumter, N.C.

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George Fullerton and Leo Fender

6 years ago, George Fullerton died in Fullerton, California. He was 86 years old. (2009)
George William Fullerton was born March 7, 1923, in Hindsville, Arkansas.

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6 years ago, Guitarist Drake Levin died in San Francisco, California. He was 62 years old. (2009)
Drake Maxwell Levinshefski was born August 17, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois.

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4 years ago, Cleveland Rock Critic Jane Scott died in Cleveland, Ohio. She was 92 years old. (2011)
She was born May 3, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio.


July 3


122 years ago, Bluesman John Smith Hurt was born in Teoc, Mississippi. (1893)
Mississippi John Hurt died November 2, 1966 in Grenada, Mississippi. He was 74 years old.

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116 years ago, Guitarist Benjamin Keakahiawa Nawahi was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1899)
King Bennie Nawahi died January 29, 1985 in Long Beach, California. He was 86 years old.

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101 years ago, Record Shop/Label Owner Narvel Eatmon was born in Cayuga, Mississippi. (1914)
"Cadillac Baby" died during 1991 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 77 years old.

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92 years ago, Singer John Maurice Hartman was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1923)
Johnny Hartman died September 15, 1983 in New York, N.Y. He was 60 years old.

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91 years ago, Violinist Angel Tavira was born in Corralfalso, Mexico. (1924)
He died June 30, 2008 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was 84 years old.

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89 years ago, Flugelhornist Johnny Coles was born in Trenton, New Jersey. (1926)
He died of cancer December 21, 1997 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 71 years old.

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86 years ago, Singer Lavelle White was born in Amite, Louisiana. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lavelle!

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85 years ago, Pianist Ronnell Bright was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ronnell!

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85 years ago, Clarinetist Pete Fountain was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pete!

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85 years ago, the King of Studio Guitarists, Tommy Tedesco was born in Niagara Falls, New York. (1930)
He died of lung cancer November 10, 1997 in Northridge, California. He was 67 years old.

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77 years ago, Bassist John William Heard was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Heard!

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77 years ago, Organist Rhoda Scott was born in Dorothy, New Jersey. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rhoda!

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75 years ago, Singer Fontella Bass was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1940)
She died December 26, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was 72 years old.

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69 years ago, Saxophonist John Klemmer was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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69 years ago, Country Musician John Lee Harn was born in Texas City, Texas. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny Lee!

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68 years ago, Violinist John Blake, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1947)
He died August 15, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 67 years old.

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67 years ago, Guitarist Paul Barrère of Little Feat was born in Burbank, California. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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66 years ago, Johnnie James Wilder, Jr. was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1949)
Johnnie Wilder, Jr. died May 17, 2006 in Clayton, Ohio. He was 56 years old.

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66 years ago, Guitarist John Verity was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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63 years ago, Bassist Andrew McLan Fraser was born in London, England. (1952)
Andy Fraser died March 16, 2015 in California. He was 62 years old.

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62 years ago, Saxophonist Sakari Kukko was born in Kajaani, Finland. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sakari!

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59 years ago, Pianist Laszlo Gardony was born in Hungary. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Laszlo!

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58 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Laura Branigan was born in Brewster, New York. (1957)
She died of a brain aneurysm August 26, 2004 at her home in East Quogue, New York. She was 47 years old.

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58 years ago, Singer Marianne Joan Elliott-Said was born in Bromley, Kent, England. (1957)
Poly Styrene died April 25, 2011 in Sussex, England. She was 53 years old.

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57 years ago, Guitarist Neil Clark was born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Neil!

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57 years ago, Country Singer Aaron Tippin was born in Pensacola, Florida. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Aaron!

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55 years ago, Trumpeter Lee Collins died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 58 years old. (1960)
He was born October 17, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Annie Raines and Paul Rishell

46 years ago, Singer/Harmonica Player Annie Raines was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Annie!

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46 years ago, Rolling Stones Founder Brian Jones died in Hartford, England. He was 27 years old. (1969)
Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones was born February 28, 1942 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.

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44 years ago, Poet/Singer Jim Morrison of the Doors died of heart failure in Paris, France. He was 27 years old. (1971)
James Douglas Morrison was born December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida.

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43 years ago Bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 68 years old. (1972)
He was born January 12, 1904 in Rossville, Tennessee.

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42 years ago, Actress Betty Grable died in Inglewood, California. She was 56 years old. (1973)
Ruth Elizabeth Grable was born December 18, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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42 years ago, The Inventor of the Hammond Organ Laurens Hammond died in Cornwall, Connecticut. He was 78 years old. (1973)
He was born January 11, 1895 in Evanston, Illinois.

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40 years ago, Country Singer Trent Tomlinson was born in Blytheville, Arkansas. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Trent!

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35 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Sarah Buxton was born in Lawrence, Kansas. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sarah!

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35 years ago, Musician Joseph Buster Bennett died in Houston, Texas. He was 66 years old. (1980)
He was born March 19, 1914 in Pensacola, Florida.

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29 years ago, Saxophonist Monk Higgins died in Inglewood, California. He was 49 years old. (1986)
Milton Bland was born October 17, 1936 in Menifee, Arkansas.

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29 years ago, Crooner Rudy Vallee died in Hollywood, California. He was 84 years old. (1986)
Herbert Pryor Vallïe was born July 28, 1901 in Island Pond, Vermont.

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20 years ago, Bassist Brad Lee Sexton died in New Paltz, N.Y. He was 47 years old. (1995)
He was born November 11, 1947 in South Carolina.

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18 years ago, Bluesman Johnny Copeland died of complications following his eighth heart surgery, he was 60 years old. (1997)
He lived for 20 months with a heart implant called the left ventricular assist device, longer than anyone else. Amazingly, he also performed while using the LVAD!
Johnny Clyde Copeland was born March 27, 1937 in Haynesville, Louisiana.

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15 years ago, Dancer Harold Nicholas died in New York, N.Y. He was 78 years old. (2000)
He was born March 27, 1921 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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14 years ago, Guitarist Roy Nichols died in Bakersfield, California. He was 68 years old. (2001)
He was born October 21, 1932 in Chandler, Arizona.

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14 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Johnny Russell died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 61 years old. (2001)
He was born January 23, 1940 in Moorehead, Mississippi.

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10 years ago, Bassist Pierre Michelot died in Paris, France. He was 77 years old. (2005)
He was born March 3, 1928 in Saint Denis, France.

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8 years ago, Tenor Saxophonist Boots Randolph died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 80 years old. (2007)
Homer Louis Randolph III was born June 3, 1927 in Paducah, Kansas.

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7 years ago, Singer/Saxophonist Colin Cooper died in England. He was 67 years old. (2008)
He was born October 7, 1939 in Stafford, England.

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1 year ago, Flautist/Saxophonist Paul Horn died in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was 84 years old. (2014)
He was born March 17, 1930 in New York, N.Y.


July 2


110 years ago, Saxophonist Harlan Leonard was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1905)
He died November 10, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. He was 78 years old.

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92 years ago, Singer/Autoharpist Janette Carter was born in Maces Springs, Virginia. (1923)
She died January 21, 2006 in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was 82 years old.

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91 years ago, Bluesman Angelo Chambers was born in Denton, Texas. (1924)
Milwaukee Slim died June 7, 1993 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 69 years old.

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90 years ago, Rockabilly Star Marvin Rainwater was born in Wichita, Kansas. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marvin!

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89 years ago, Saxophonist Lee Allen was born in Sewanee, Tennessee (1926)
He died October 18, 1994 in Los Angeles, California. He was 68 years old.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist Billy Usselton was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. (1926)
He died September 5, 1994 in Tempe, Arizona. He was 68 years old.

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88 years ago, Saxophonist Charles Sumner Kennedy was born in Staten Island, N.Y. (1927)
Charlie Kennedy died April 3, 2009 in Ventura, California. He was 81 years old.

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87 years ago, Pianist Richard Wyands was born in Oakland, California. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard!

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86 years ago, Singer Pat Yankee was born in Lodi, California. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pat!

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85 years ago, Pianist Frederick Russell Jones was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ahmad Jamal!

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78 years ago, Keyboardist/Saxophonist Dave Palmer was born in England. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dee Palmer!

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Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Otis Williams and Paul Williams

76 years ago, Paul Williams of the Temptations was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1939)
He died by apparent suicide August 17, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 34 years old.

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74 years ago, Drummer Charlie Watts was born in Islington, London, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlie!

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73 years ago, Pianist Michael Abene was born in New York, N.Y. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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73 years ago, Lee Graham was born in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leapy Lee!

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73 years ago, Country Musician Bill Wence was born in Salinas, California. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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70 years ago, Guitarist Randy Holden was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Randy!

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Gene McFadden and John Whitehead

67 years ago, Soul Singer Gene McFadden was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1948)
He died of lung cancer January 27, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 57 years old.

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L-R Max Weinberg, Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Steve Van Zant, Gary Tallent and Danny Federici

66 years ago, Keyboardist Roy Bittan was born in Rockaway Beach, Queens, N.Y. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to The Professor!

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66 years ago, Banjoist Bud Scott died in Los Angeles, California. He was 59 years old. (1949)
He was born January 11, 1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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65 years ago, Duncan Mackay was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Duncan!

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64 years ago, Bassist Joe Puerta was born in Lomita, California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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L-R Tom Coster, Greg Walker, Graham Lear, Carlos Santana, Raul Rekow, Pablo Tellez and Jose "Chepito" Areas

64 years ago, Bassist Pablo Tellez was born in Granada, Nicaragua. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pablo!

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63 years ago, Johnny Colla was born in Sacramento, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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63 years ago, Pianist Eugene Davis Taylor, Jr. was born in Norwalk, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gene Taylor!

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57 years ago, Guitarist Ali Neander was born in Hamburg, Germany. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ali!

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Kristy and Jimmy McNichol

54 years ago, Teen Idol James Vincent McNichol was born in Los Angeles, California. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy McNichol!

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50 years ago, Saxophonist Tim Warfield, Jr. was born in York, Pennsylvania. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim Warfield!

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46 years ago, Singer Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra was born in Long Beach, California. (1969)
Jenni Rivera died December 9, 2012 in a plane crash near Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico. She was 43 years old.

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46 years ago, Bassist Colin Edwin was born in Melbourne, Australia. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Colin!

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39 years ago, Saxophonist Teodross Avery was born in Fairfield, California. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Teodross!

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33 years ago, Harmonica Player DeFord Bailey died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 82 years old. (1982)
He was born December 14, 1899 in Bellwood, Tennessee.

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32 years ago, Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch Landau was born in Sedona, Arizona. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michelle Branch!

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30 years ago, Blues Pianist Boogie Woogie Red died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 59 years old. (1985)
Vernon Harrison was born October 18, 1925 in Rayville, Louisiana.

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27 years ago, Saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson died in Los Angeles, California. He was 70 years old. (1988)
He was born December 18, 1917 in Houston, Texas.

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21 years ago, Gospel Singer Marion Williams died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was 66 years old. (1994)
She was born August 29, 1927 in Miami. Florida.

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17 years ago, Drummer Errol Parker died in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old. (1998)
He was born October 30, 1926 in Oran, Algeria.

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17 years ago, Singer/Actress Kay Thompson died in New York, N.Y. She was 89 years old. (1998)
Katherine Fink was born November 9, 1908 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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13 years ago, Bassist Ray Brown died in his sleep in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 75 years old. (2002)
Raymond Matthews Brown was born October 13, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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10 years ago, Pianist/Arranger Tom Talbert died of a stroke in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old. (2005)
Thomas Talbert was born August 4, 1924 in Crystal Bay, Minnesota.


July 1


116 years ago, Thomas Andrew Dorsey was born in Villa Rica, Georgia. (1899)
Georgia Tom Dorsey died January 23, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 93 years old.

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107 years ago, Guitarist Alvin McBurney was born in Oakland, California. (1908)
Alvino Rey died March 2, 2004 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 95 years old.

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100 years ago, Bluesman Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. (1915)
He died January 29, 1992 in Burbank, California. He was 76 years old.

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Tony Sandler and Ralph Young

97 years ago, Singer Ralph Young was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1918)
He died August 22, 2008 in Palm Springs, California. He was 90 years old.

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Earl Scruggs, Everett Lilly, Paul Warren and Lester Flatt

90 years ago, Charles Everett Lilly was born in Clear Creek, West Virginia. (1924)
Everett Lilly died May 8, 2012 in Clear Creek, West Virginia. He was 87 years old.

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90 years ago, Composer Erik Satie died in Paris, France. He was 58 years old. (1925)
He was born May 17, 1866 in Honfleur, France.

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84 years ago, Blues Producer and Arhoolie Records President Chris Strachwitz was born in Gross Reichenau, Germany. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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83 years ago, Singer Robert James Byrd, Sr. was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1932)
Bobby Day died July 27, 1990 in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old.

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82 years ago, Rockabilly/Country Star Eddie James Bond was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1933)
Eddie Bond died March 20, 2013 in Bolivar, Tennessee. He was 79 years old.

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80 years ago, Drummer Robert Patterson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1935)
Rashied Ali died August 12, 2009 in New York, N.Y. He was 74 years old.

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80 years ago, Bluesman James Cotton was born in Tunica, Mississippi. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to the Superharp hisself!

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79 years ago, Bluesman Syl Johnson was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Syl!

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76 years ago, Rocker Delaney Bramlett was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi. (1939)
He died December 27, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. He was 69 years old.

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73 years ago, Gospel Singer Andrae Edward Crouch was born in Los Angeles, California. (1942)
Her died January 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. He was 72 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer Sandra Crouch was born in San Francisco, California. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sandra!

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70 years ago, Rocker Deborah Harry of Blondie was born in Miami, Florida. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Debbie Harry!

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69 years ago, Bluesman Paul "Wine" Jones was born in Flora, Mississippi. (1946)
He died of cancer October 9, 2005 in Belzoni, Mississippi. He was 59 years old.

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68 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Marc Benno was born in Dallas, Texas. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marc!

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65 years ago, Singer David Cole Idema was born in Michigan. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to David Geddes!

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64 years ago, Singer Anne Feeney was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anne!

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64 years ago, Singer Fred Schneider of the B-52's was born in Newark, Georgia. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fred!

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Elwood and "Joliet" Jake Blues

63 years ago, Elwood Blues of the Blues Brothers was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Elwood!

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63 years ago, Drummer Leon "Ndugu" Chancler was born. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ndugu!

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60 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter Keith Whitley was born in Sandy Hook, Kentucky. (1955)
He died of alcohol poisoning May 9, 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 34 years old.

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54 years ago, Bluesman Clarence Spady was born in Paterson, New Jersey. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clarence!

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54 years ago, Country singer Michelle Wright was born in Morpeth, Ontario, Canada. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michelle!

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52 years ago, Keyboardist Roswell Christopher Bottum III was born in Los Angeles, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roddy Bottum!

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50 years ago, Pianist/Arranger Claude Thornhill died in New York, N.Y. He was 65 years old. (1965)
He was born August 10, 1909 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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46 years ago, Séamus Egan was born in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Séamus!

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44 years ago, Melissa Arnette Elliott was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Missy Elliott!

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40 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Sufjan Stevens was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sufjan Stevens!

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38 years ago, Bluesman Baby Boy Warren died of a heart attack in Detroit, Michigan. He was 57 years old. (1977)
Robert Warren was born August 13, 1919 in Lake Providence, Louisiana.

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� Karlheinz Kl�ter

36 years ago, Bluesman Lee Jackson died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 57 years old. (1979)
He was born August 18, 1921 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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28 years ago, Guitarist Snakefinger died of a heart attack in Linz, Austria. He was 38 years old. (1987)
Phillip Charles Lithman was born June 17, 1949 in London, England.

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20 years ago, Guitarist Frank Hicks died in Fresno, California. He was 73 years old. (1995)
He was born May 15, 1922 in Fresno, California.

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20 years ago, Legendary Disc Jockey Wolfman Jack died in Belvidere, North Carolina. He was 57 years old. (1995)
Robert Weston Smith was born January 21, 1938 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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17 years ago, Singer Lucy Reed died in Chicago, Illinois. She was 74 years old. (1998)
She was born April 4, 1924 in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

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16 years ago, Reggae Star Dennis Brown died in a Kingston, Jamaica hospital. He was 42 years old. (1999)
He was born February 1, 1957 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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15 years ago, Writer Michael "Cub" Koda died of complications from kidney disease. He was 51 years old. (2000)
He was born October 1, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan.

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12 years ago, Flautist Herbie Mann died in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 73 years old. (2003)
Herbert Jay Solomon was born April 16, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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11 years ago, Actor Marlon Brando died of lung failure in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old. (2004)
He was born April 3, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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10 years ago, Singer Renaldo "Obie" Benson of the Four Tops died of lung cancer in Detroit, Michigan He was 68 years old. (2005)
He was born June 14, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan.

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10 years ago, Singer Luther Vandross died in Edison, New Jersey. He was 54 years old. (2005)
He was born April 20, 1951 in The Bronx, New York.

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4 years ago, Keyboardist Raymond Jones died in East Point, Georgia. He was 52 years old. (2011)
He was born December 13, 1958 in New York, N.Y.

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2 years ago, "The Blues Defender" Texas Johnny Brown died in Houston, Texas. He was 85 years old. (2013)
John Riley Brown was born February 22, 1928 in Choctaw County, Mississippi.

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Songwriter Red Lane died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 76 years old. (2015)
Hollis Rudolph DeLaughter was born February 2, 1939 in Zona, Louisiana.


June 30


98 years ago, The Legendary Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1917)
Lena Horne died May 9, 2010 in New York, N.Y. She was 92 years old.

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90 years ago, Trumpeter Wallace Foster Davenport was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wallace Davenport!

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85 years ago, Percussionist Federico Arístides Soto y Alejoá was born in Güines, Cuba. (1930)
Tata Güines died February 4, 2008 in Havana, Cuba. He was 77 years old.

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84 years ago, Pianist Andrew Hill was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1931)
He died April 20, 2007 in Jersey City, N.J. He was 75 years old.

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Buck Owens, Don Rich, Willie Cantu, Tom Brumley and Doyle Holly

79 years ago, Bassist Doyle Floyd Hendricks was born in Perkins, Oklahoma. (1936)
Doyle Holly died January 14, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 70 years old.

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79 years ago, Dave Van Ronk was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1936)
He died February 10, 2002 in New York, N.Y. He was 65 years old.

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77 years ago, Flautist Chris Hinze was born in Hilversum, Netherlands. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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75 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Mark Spoelstra was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1940)
He died of cancer February 26, 2007 at his home in the Sierra Foothills of California. He was 66 years old.

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74 years ago, Teen Idol Larry Hall was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry!

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73 years ago, Bluesman Mac Arnold was born in Pelzer, S.C. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mac!

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Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross

72 years ago, Singer Florence Ballard was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1943)
She died of cardiac arrest February 22, 1976 in Detroit, Michigan. She was 32 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Gene Cotton was born in Columbus, Ohio. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gene!

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71 years ago, Singer Glenn Barrie Shorrock was born in Chatham, Kent. England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glenn Shorrock!

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68 years ago, Pianist Jasper van't Hof was born in Enschede, Netherlands. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jasper!

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67 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Murray McLauchlan was born in Paisley, Scotland. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Murray!

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67 years ago, Singer Barbara Montgomery was born in the San Francisco Bay Area. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Andrew David Scott was born in Wrexham, Wales. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Andy Scott!

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64 years ago, Bassist Stanley Clarke was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stanley!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Steven Charles Waller was born in London, England. (1951)
Steve Waller died February 6, 2000 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. He was 48 years old.

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62 years ago, Guitarist Hal Lindes was born in Monterey, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hal!

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49 years ago, Heavyweight Champion Michael Gerard Tyson was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Tyson!

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20 years ago, Singer Phyllis Hyman died by apparent suicide in New York, N.Y. She was 55 years old. (1995)
She was born July 6, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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16 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Black Jack Wayne died in California. (1999)
He was born February 8, 1923 in Oklahoma.

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14 years ago, Guitarist Chet Atkins died of cancer in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 77 years old. (2001)
Chester Burton Atkins was born June 20, 1924 in Luttrell, Tennessee.

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14 years ago, Saxophonist Joe Henderson died of heart failure in San Francisco, California. He was 64 years old. (2001)
He was born April 24, 1937 in Lima, Ohio.

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13 years ago, Drummer Richard "Pistol" Allen died in Detroit, Michigan. (2002)
Howard Richard Allen was born August 13,1932 in Memphis,Tennessee.

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10 years ago, Bluesman John Weston died in Brinkley, Arkansas. He was 77 years old. (2005)
He was born December 12, 1927 in Lee County, Arkansas.

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7 years ago, Violinist Angel Tavira died in Mexico City, Mexico. He was 84 years old. (2008)
He was born July 3, 1924 in Corralfalso, Mexico.

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3 years ago, Cuatrista Yomo Toro died in The Bronx, N.Y. He was 78 years old. (2012)
Victor Guillermo Toro was born July 26, 1933 in Ensenada, Puerto Rico.


June 29


114 years ago, Singer Nelson Eddy was born in Providence, Rhode Island. (1901)
He died March 6, 1967 in Miami Beach, Florida. He was 65 years old.

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104 years ago, "The Dean of Film Composers" Bernard Herrmann was born in New York, N.Y. (1911)
He died December 24, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. He was 64 years old.

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100 years ago, HarmonicaPlayer/Band Leader Leo Diamond was born in New York City, N.Y. (1915)
He died September15, 1966 in Los Angeles, California. He was 51 years old.

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99 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Quilla Hugh Freeman was born in Vera Cruz, Missouri. (1916)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Porky" Freeman!

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93 years ago, Pianist Ralph Burns was born in Newton, Massachussetts. (1922)
He died November 21, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. He was 79 years old.

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90 years ago, Pianist/Composer Hale Smith was born in Cleveland, Ohio.(1925)
He died November 27, 2009 in Freeport, N.Y. He was 84 years old.

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89 years ago, Clarinetist Ove Lind was born in Sweden. (1926)
He died April 16, 1991 in Sweden. He was 64 years old.

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The Duchess, Frank Kirkland, Jesse James Johnson, Bo Diddley and Jerome Green

88 years ago, Drummer Frank Kirkland was born in Washington, D.C. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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80 years ago, Trombonist Julian Anthony Priester was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Julian Priester!

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Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee

79 years ago, Singer Leonard Lee was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leonard!

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Lucille and Otis Spann

77 years ago, Singer Lucille Mahalia Wilson was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lucille Spann!

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74 years ago, Clarinetist Bobby Gordon was born in Hartford, Connecticut. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby!

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72 years ago, Bob Brunning was born in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. (1943)
He died October 18, 2011 in London, England. He was 68 years old.

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72 years ago, Singer Eva Narcissus Boyd was born in Bellehaven, North Carolina. (1943)
Little Eva died of cervical cancer April 10, 2003 in Kinston, North Carolina. She was 59 years old.

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69 years ago, Vocalist Gitte Haenning-Johansson was born in Denmark. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gitte!

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69 years ago, Drummer Ken Hyder was born in Dundee, Scotland. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ken!

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Mabon Hodges, Charles Hodges, Leroy Hodges and Howard Grimes

68 years ago, Organist Charles Hodges was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charles!

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68 years ago, Percussionist Vladimir Tarasov was born in Archangelsk, North Russia. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vladimir!

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68 years ago, Eric Wrixon was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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68 years ago, Guitarist Bill Kirchen was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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67 years ago, Drummer Ian Paice of Deep Purple was born in Nottingham, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian!

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64 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Billy Hinsche of Ricci, Desi and Billy was born in Manila, Philippines. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy!

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63 years ago, Bluesman Michael Hill was born in New York, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael Hill!

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62 years ago, Colin James Hay was born in Kilwinning, Scotland. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Colin Hay!

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Carey Bell with Mark Hurwitz and Tough Luck

60 years ago, Harp Player/Singer Mark Hurwitz was born in Washington, D.C. (1955)
Lips Lackowitz died of diabetes complications July 30, 2002 in Rockville, Illinois. He was 47 years old.

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58 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Robert Derwent Garth Forster was born in Brisbane, Australia. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert Forster!

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55 years ago, Singer Evelyn "Champagne" King was born in the Bronx, N.Y. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Evelyn!

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51 years ago, Saxophonist/Flautist Eric Dolphy died from a diabetic coma in Berlin, Germany. He was 36 years old. (1964)
Eric Allan Dolphy was born June 20, 1928 in Los Angeles, California.

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48 years ago, Actress/Singer Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car crash near Slidell, Louisiana. She was 37 years old. (1967)
Vera Jayne Palmer was born April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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46 years ago, Soul Man Shorty Long died in a boating accident on the Detroit River in Detroit, Michigan. He was 29 years old. (1969)
Frederick Earl Long was born May 20, 1940 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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40 years ago, Tim Buckley died of a heroin overdose in Santa Monica, California. He was 28 years old. (1975)
He was born February 14, 1947 in Washington, D.C.

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37 years ago, Bluesman Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner died in Houston, Texas. He was 46 years old. (1978)
He was born March 22, 1932 in Bellville, Texas.

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36 years ago, Little Feat founder Lowell George died of a heart attack in Arlington, Virginia. He was 34 years old. (1979)
He was born April 13, 1945 in Hollywood, California.

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28 years ago, Blueswoman Elizabeth Cotten died in Syracuse, New York. She was 94 years old. (1987)
She was born January 5, 1893 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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24 years ago, Organist Richard "Groove" Holmes died of a heart attack in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 60 years old. (1991)
Richard Arnold Holmes was born May 2, 1931 in Camden, New Jersey.

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13 years ago, Singer Rosemary Clooney died in Beverly Hills, California. She was 74 years old. (2002)
She was born May 23, 1928 in Maysville, Kentucky.

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12 years ago, Actress Katharine Hepburn died in Old Saybrook, Connecticut..She was 96 years old. (2003)
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut.

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10 years ago, Saxophonist Michael Flagstad died in Oslo, Norway. He was 75 years old. (2005)
He was born April 23, 1930 in Oslo, Norway.

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8 years ago, Guitarist George McCorkle died in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was 59 years old. (2007)
He was born October 11, 1947 in Chester, South Carolina.

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2 years ago, Pianist Paul Smith died in Torrance, California. He was 91 years old. (2013)
He was born April 17, 1922 in San Diego, California.


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