October 30


106 years ago, Country Singer Ruby Rebecca Blevins was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. (1908)
Patsy Montana died May 3, 1996 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was 83 years old.

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Don Randall Freddie Tavares and Alvino Rey

97 years ago, Fender Guitars "Marketing Genius" Don Randall was born in Kendrick, Idaho. (1917)
He died December 23, 2008 in Santa Ana, California. He was 91 years old.

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96 years ago, Harmonica Virtuoso Hilliard G. Adler was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1918)
Jerry Adler died March 13, 2010 in Ellenton, Florida. He was 91 years old.

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Miles Davis and Teo Macero

89 years ago, Producer Teo Macero was born in Glens Falls, N.Y. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Teo!

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88 years ago, Blues Musician Dave Myers was born in Byhalia, Mississippi. (1926)
"The Thumper" died September 3, 2001 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 74 years old.

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88 years ago, Drummer Errol Parker was born in Oran, Algeria. (1926)
He died June 2, 1998 in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old.

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84 years ago, Trumpeter Clifford Brown was born in Wilmington, Delaware. (1930)
He died June 26, 1956 in a Pennsylvania car wreck.

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Big Jay McNeeley and Little Sonny Warner

84 years ago, Singer Haywood Warner was born in Washington, D.C. (1930)
Little Sonny Warner died April 12, 2007 in Falls Church, Virginia. He was 76 years old.

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82 years ago, The Founder of Delmark Records, Bob Koester was born in Wichita, Kansas. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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80 years ago, Folk Musician/Actor Robin Camp was born in London, England. (1934)
Hamilton Camp died of a heart attack October 2, 2005 in Hollywood, California. He was 70 years old.

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80 years ago, Rockabilly Star Ray Smith was born in Melber, Kentucky. (1934)
He died November 29, 1979. He was 45 years old.

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Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland

75 years ago, Songwriter Eddie Holland was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie!

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75 years ago, Singer Grace Barnett Wing was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Grace Slick!

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75 years ago, Singer Norman West of the Soul Children was born Monroe, Louisiana. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Norman!

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73 years ago, Otis Williams was born in Texarkana, Arkansas. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Otis!

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73 years ago, Saxophonist Chu Berry died after a car crash in Conneaut, Ohio. He was 31 years old. (1941)
Leon Brown Berry was born September 13, 1910 in Wheeling, West Virginia.

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71 years ago, Bassist Leo Lyons was born in Bedfordshire, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leo!

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68 years ago, Drummer Chris Slade was born in Pontypridd, Wales, U.K. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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67 years ago, Bassist Timothy B. Schmit was born in Sacramento, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Timothy B.!

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63 years ago, Percussionist Trilok Gurtu was born in Bombay, India. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Trilok!

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63 years ago, Percussionist Ildefonso Sanchez was born in Laredo, Texas. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Poncho Sanchez!

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63 years ago, Bassist Gus Thornton was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gus!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Arlen Roth was born in New York, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Arlen!

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61 years ago, Singer Brenda Bell was born in Newport News, Virginia. (1953)
She died September 17, 1988 in Staten Island, N.Y. She was 34 years old.

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60 years ago, Singer/Actor Anthony Graham Brown was born in Arabi, Georgia. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to T. Graham Brown!

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60 years ago, Trumpeter Tom Browne was born in New York, N.Y. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom!

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55 years ago, Guitarist Rob Tognoni was born in Ulverstone, Tasmania. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rob!

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49 years ago, Gavin McGregor Rossdale was born in Kilburn, London, England. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gavin Rossdale!

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45 years ago, Bassist Pops Foster died in San Francisco, California. (1969)
George Foster was born May 18, 1892 in McCall, Louisiana.

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45 years ago, Drummer Tony Spargo died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 72 years old. (1969)
Tony Sbarbaro was born June 27, 1897 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Kristyn, Kelsi and Kassidy Osborn

38 years ago, Country Singer Kassidy Osborn was born in West Valley City, Utah. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kassidy!

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28 years ago, Guitarist Ryan McGarvey was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (1986)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ryan!

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28 years ago, Lyricist/Songwriter Lewis Allan died in Longmeadow, Massachussetts. He was 83 years old. (1986)
Abel Meeropol was born during 1903 in New York, N.Y.

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14 years ago, Singer/Actor Steve Allen died in Los Angeles, California. He was 78 years old. (2000)
Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen was born December 26, 1921 in New York, N.Y.

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12 years ago, DJ Jam Master Jay was murdered in a Jamaica, Queens, N.Y. studio. He was 37 years old. (2002)
Jason Mizell was born January 21, 1965 in Queens, N.Y.

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7 years ago, Singer/Actor Robert Goulet died in Los Angeles, California. He was 73 years old. (2007)
Robert Gerard Goulet was born November 26, 1933 in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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Billy Cox, Jimi Hendrix and Larry Lee

7 years ago, Guitarist Larry Lee died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 64 years old. (2007)
Lawrence H. Lee Jr. was born March 7, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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5 years ago, Harmonica Player Norton Buffalo died in Paradise, California. He was 58 years old. (2009)
He was born September 28, 1951 in Oakland, California.

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5 years ago, Trumpeter/Flugelhorn Player Stacy Rowles died in Burbank, California. She was 54 years old. (2009)
She was born September 11, 1955 in Burbank, California.

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1 year ago, Saxophonist Frank Wess died in New York, N.Y. He was 91 years old. (2013)
Frank Wellington Wess was born January 4, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri.


October 29


123 years ago, Vaudeville Legend Fania Borach was born in New York, N.Y. (1891)
Fanny Brice died of a stroke May 29, 1951 in Beverly Hills, California. She was 50 years old.

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103 years ago, "El Huracán del Valle" Narciso Martínez was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. (1911)
He died June 5, 1992 in San Benito, Texas. He was 81 years old.

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98 years ago, Singer Hadda Brooks was born in Los Angeles, California. (1916)
"The Queen of the Boogie" died November 21, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. She was 86 years old.

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98 years ago, "America's Cowboy Troubador" Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan was born in Gardena, California. (1916)
He died July 31, 1994. He was 77 years old.

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92 years ago, Jazz Arranger/Composer Neal Hefti was born in Hastings, Nebraska. (1922)
He died October 11, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. He was 85 years old.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist John Haley Sims was born in Inglewood, California. (1925)
Zoot Sims died March 23, 1985 in New York, N.Y. He was 59 years old.

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80 years ago, Alto-Saxophonist Jimmy Woods was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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77 years ago, Banjoist Sonny Osborne was born in Hyden, Kentucky. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sonny!

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Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber

76 years ago, Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders was born in Wauwautosa, Wisconsin. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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Inez and Charlie Foxx

75 years ago, Soul Singer Charlie Foxx was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. (1939)
He died September 18, 1998 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was 58 years old.

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73 years ago, Percussionist Errisson Pallman Johnson was born in Nassau, The Bahamas. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to King Errisson!

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72 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Lee Clayton was born in Russelville, Arkansas. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee !

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71 years ago, Bassist Rollo Radford was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rollo!

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70 years ago, Rocker Brian Frederick Arthur Hines was born in Jersey Coast, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Denny Laine!

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69 years ago, Singer/Pianist Melba Hill was born in New York, N.Y. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Melba Moore!

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68 years ago, Guitarist Peter Greenbaum was born in Bethnal Green, London. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter Green!

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68 years ago, Singer/Model Lynn Catherine Carey was born in Los Angeles, California. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lynn Carey!

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62 years ago, Saxophonist Rich Lataille of Roomful Of Blues was born in Westerly, Rhode Island. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rich!

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60 years ago, Clarinetist Michael Walter White was born in Houston, Texas. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dr. Michael White!

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58 years ago, Label Owner/Pianist David Chesky was born in Miami, Florida. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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54 years ago, Trumpeter Jens Winther was born in Naestved, Denmark. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jens!

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53 years ago, Singer Steven Randall Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Randy Jackson!

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50 years ago, Saxophonist Mats Gustafsson was born in Umeå, Sweden. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mats!

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Sidney Bechet on clarinet, Hamp Benson on trombone, Wellman Braud on bass, others unknown.

48 years ago, Bassist Wellman Braud died in Los Angeles, California. He was 72 years old. (1966)
He was born January 25, 1894 in St. James Parrish, Louisiana.

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43 years ago, Brother Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia. He was 24 years old. (1971)
Howard Duane Allman was born November 20, 1946 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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35 years ago, P-Funk Drummer Ramon Tiki Fulwood died of stomach cancer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 35 years old. (1979)
He was born May 23, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Jerome Darr and Barry Galbraith

28 years ago, Guitarist Jerome Darr died in New York, N.Y. He was 75 years old. (1986)
He was born December 21, 1910 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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27 years ago, Clarinetist Woody Herman died in Los Angeles, California. He was 74 years old. (1987)
Woodrow Charles Herman was born May 16, 1913 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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23 years ago, Bluesman Percy Randolph died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 77 years old. (1991)
He was born during 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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17 years ago, Church of Satan Founder Anton Szandor LaVey died in San Francisco, California. He was 67 years old. (1997)
Howard Stanton Levey was born April 11, 1930 in Cook County, Illinois.

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13 years ago, Saxophonist Spike Robinson died in Writtle, England. He was 71 years old. (2001)
He was born January 16, 1930 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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10 years ago, Drummer Jimmy Lovelace died October 29, 2004 in New York, N.Y. He was 64 years old. (2004)
James Ross Lovelace was born February 6, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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9 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Barbara Pittman died in Memphis, Tennessee. She was 67 years old. (2005)
She was born April 6, 1938 in North Memphis, Tennessee.

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9 years ago, Bassist Rodney Richardson died in Modesto, California. He was 88 years old. (2005)
He was born August 21, 1917 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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6 years ago, Singer/Actress Mae Mercer died in Northridge, California. He was 76 years old. (2008)
Mary Ruth Mercer was born June 12, 1932 in Battleboro, N.C.


October 28

The Original Creole Orchestra: (l-r) Eddie Venson, Dink Johnson, Freddie Keppard, James Palao, George Baquet, Bill Johnson, Norwood Williams

122 years ago, Musician Oliver Johnson was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. (1892)
Dink Johnson died November 29, 1954 in Portland, Oregon. He was 62 years old.

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98 years ago, Trombonist Willard Palmer Harris was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1916)
Bill Harris died August 21, 1973 in Hallandale, Florida. He was 56 years old.

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93 years ago, Trumpeter Arturo O'Farrill was born in Havana, Cuba. (1921)
Chico O'Farrill died June 27, 2001 in New York, N.Y. He was 79 years old.

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87 years ago, Singer Clementina Dinah Campbell was born in Southall, Middlesex, England. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cleo Laine!

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86 years ago, Accordionist Ira LeJeune was born in Port Noir, Louisiana. (1928)
Iry LeJeune was killed by a drunken driver October 8, 1955 in Eunice, Louisiana. He was 26 years old.

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83 years ago, Saxophonist Harold Raymond Battiste, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harold Battiste!

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82 years ago, Bluesman L.V. Banks was born in Benoit, Mississippi. (1932)
He died May 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 79 years old.

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80 years ago, Cowboy Singer Johnny Western was born in Twin Harbors, Minnesota. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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78 years ago, Guitarist/Vocalist Charlie Daniels was born in Wilmington, N.C. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlie!

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78 years ago, Singer Ted Hawkins was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. (1936)
He died January 1, 1995 in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old.

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77 years ago, English Blues Patriarch Graham John Clifton Bond was born in Romford, Essex, England. (1937)
Graham Bond died May 8, 1974 in London, England. He was 36 years old.

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75 years ago, Vocalist Andy Bey was born in Newark, N.J. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Andy!

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75 years ago, Folk Singer Jim Post was born in Houston, Texas. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim!

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73 years ago, Vocalist Jay Clayton was born in Seattle, Washington. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jay!

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73 years ago, Pop Singer Curtis Lee was born in Yuma, Arizona. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Curtis!

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73 years ago, Guitarist Brian Robson Rankin was born in Newcastle, Yorkshire, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hank Marvin!

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73 years ago, Bassist Glen R. Moore was born in Portland, Oregon. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glen Moore!

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69 years ago, Saxophonist Elton Dean was born in Nottingham, England. (1945)
He died February 8, 2006 in London, England. He was 61 years old.

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69 years ago, Singer Glyn Geoffrey Ellis was born in Manchester, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wayne Fontana!

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67 years ago, Singer Julie Kelly was born in Oakland, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Julie!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Tuck Andress of Tuck and Patti was born in Oklahoma. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tuck!

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61 years ago, Songwriter John Charles Barrett was born in Miami, Florida. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Desmond Child!

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56 years ago, Flautist Kent Jordan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kent!

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49 years ago, Saxophonist Earl Bostic suffered a fatal heart attack while playing a hotel in Rochester, New York. He was 52 years old. (1965)
He was born April 25, 1913 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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46 years ago, Country Singer/Musician Caitlin Carey was born in East Cleveland, Ohio. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Caitlin!

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45 years ago, Ben Harper was born in Pomona, California. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ben!

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44 years ago, Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kurt!

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44 years ago, Singer Baby Huey died of a drug-related heart attack in Chicago, Illinois. (1970)
James Ramey was born August 17, 1944 in Richmond, Indiana.

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42 years ago, Country Singer/Guitarist Bradley Douglas Paisley was born in Glen Dale, West Virginia. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brad Paisley!

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35 years ago, Brett Dennen was born in Oakdale, California. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brett!

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35 years ago, Singer Natina Tiawanna Reed was born in New York, N.Y. (1979)
Natina Reed died October 27, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was 32 years old.

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11 years ago, Musician Oliver Sain died of cancer in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 71 years old. (2003)
He was born March 1, 1931 in Dundee, Mississippi.

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10 years ago, Saxophonist Robin Kenyatta died in Lausanne, Switzerland. He was 63 years old. (2004)
He was born March 6, 1942 in Monck's Corner, South Carolina.

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10 years ago, Saxophonist Gil Melle died in Malibu, California. He was 72 years old. (2004)
He was born December 31, 1931 in New York, N.Y.

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7 years ago, Country Performer Porter Wagoner died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 80 years old. (2007)
He was born August 12, 1927 in West Plains, Missouri.

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3 years ago, Singer Beryl Davis died in Los Angeles, California. She was 87 years old. (2011)
She was born March 16, 1924 in Plymouth, Devon, England.


October 27


106 years ago, Bluegrass Banjo Pioneer DeWitt Jenkins was born in Harris, North Carolina. (1908)
"Snuffy" Jenkins died on April 30, 1990. He was 81 years old.

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Vernell and Henry Townsend

105 years ago, Bluesman Henry Townsend was born in Shelby, Mississippi. (1909)
He died September 24, 2006 in Mequon, Wisconsin. He was 96 years old.

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101 years ago, Saxophonist Boyde Albert Raeburn was born in Faith, South Dakota. (1913)
Boyd Raeburn died August 2, 1966 in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was 52 years old.

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Top l-r Sam McCrary, James Hill, Willie Frank Lewis; Front l-r Edward Thomas, Isaac Freeman, Preston York

101 years ago, Singer Sam McCrary was born in Christiana, Tennessee. (1913)
He died March 7, 1991 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 77 years old.

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96 years ago, Trumpeter Gordon Delamont was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. (1918)
He died January 18, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was 62 years old.

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95 years ago, Singer Lee Brown was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1919)
Babs Gonzales died January 23, 1980 in Newark, New Jersey. He was 60 years old.

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90 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Mary Jo Kath was born in Talawanda, Illinois. (1924)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bonnie Lou!

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90 years ago, Pianist Giacinto Figlia was born in Palermo, Sicily. (1924)
George Wallington died February 15, 1993 in New York, N.Y. He was 70 years old.

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81 years ago, Pianist Floyd Cramer was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. (1933)
He died December 31, 1997 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 64 years old.

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80 years ago, Bassist Barre Phillips was born in San Francisco, California. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barre!

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75 years ago, Actor/Comedian John Marwood Cleese was born in Weston-Super-Mare, England. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Cleese!

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75 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Dallas Frazier was born in Spiro, Oklahoma. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dallas!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Philip Catherine was born in London, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Philip!

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72 years ago, Country Singer Lee Greenwood was born in Los Angeles, California. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee!

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71 years ago, Composer/Playwright/Pianist Weldon Jonathan Irvine Jr. was born in Hampton, Virginia. (1943)
Weldon Irvine committed suicide April 9, 2002 in Uniondale, New York He was 59 years old.

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70 years ago, Bluesman Maurice McKinnies was born in Pensacola, Florida. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maurice!

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70 years ago, "Busker" Don Partridge was born in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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69 years ago, Bassist Arild Anderson was born in Lilleström, Norway. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Arild!

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69 years ago, Drummer Joseph Richard Dodd Jr. was born in Hermosa Beach, California. (1945)
Dick Dodd died November 29, 2013 in Foutain Valley, California. He was 68 years old.

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66 years ago, Bluesman Sherman Robertson was born in Breau Bridge, Louisiana. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sherman!

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65 years ago, Night Club-Record Label Owner/Producer Clifford Antone was born in Port Arthur, Texas. (1949)
He died May 23. 2006 in Austin, Texas. He was 56 years old.

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65 years ago, Bassist Garry Tallent was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Garry!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Kenneth Downing, Jr. was born in West Bromwich, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to K.K. Downing!

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62 years ago, Bassist Ken Filiano was born in Patchogue, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ken!

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60 years ago, Trumpeter Wendell Brunious was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wendell!

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59 years ago, Guitarist Reggie Griffin was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Reggie!

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58 years ago, Pianist Ben Besiakov was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ben!

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56 years ago, Pianist David Hazeltine was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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56 years ago, Singer Simon John Charles Le Bon was born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Simon Le Bon!

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50 years ago, Trumpeter Scotty Barnhart was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Scotty!

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47 years ago, Scott Richard Kline was born in San Jose, California. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Scott Weiland!

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46 years ago, Saxophonist Joh Yamada was born in Kyoto, Japan. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joh!

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45 years ago, Guitarist Murali Coryell was born in New York, N.Y. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Murali!

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39 years ago, Jazz Musician Oliver Nelson died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California. He was 43 years old. (1975)
He was born June 4, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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36 years ago, Violinist Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn was born in Singapore, Thailand. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vanessa-Mae!

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34 years ago, Rocker Steve Peregrine Took died after choking on a cocktail cherry in Ladbrook Grove, London. He was 31 years old. (1980)
Stephen Ross Porter was born July 28, 1949 in England.

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24 years ago, "The King of the Rhumba" Xavier Cugat died in Barcelona, Spain. He was 90 years old. (1990)
Francisco De Asis Javier Cugat Mingall De Cru Y Deulofeo was born January 1, 1900 in Gerona, Spain.

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23 years ago, The "Prince of the Blues" Billy Wright died in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 59 years old. (1991)
He was born May 21, 1932 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Uriel Jones, Robert White and Bob Babbit

20 years ago, Guitarist Robert White died in Los Angeles, California. He was 57 years old. (1994)
He was born November 12, 1936 in Billmyre, Pennsylvania.

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18 years ago, Cellist/Actor Morey Amsterdam died in Beverly Hills, California. He was 88 years old. (1996)
He was born December 14, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois.

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12 years ago, Engineer/Producer Tom Dowd died in Aventura, Florida. He was 77 years old. (2002)
Thomas John Dowd was born October 20, 1925 in New York, N.Y.

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6 years ago, Ray Ellis died in Encino, California. He was 85 years old. was (2008)
He born July 28, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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3 years ago, Guitarist David Rea died in Portland, Oregon. He was 65 years old. (2011)
He was born October 26, 1946 in Akron, Ohio.

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2 years ago, Guitarist Eddie Bertrand died in Los Angeles, California. He was 67 years old. (2012)
He was born November 6, 1944.

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2 years ago, "Folk-Jazz Mystic" Terry Callier died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 67 years old. (2012)
He was born May 24, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois.

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2 years ago, Singer Natina Reed died in Atlanta, Georgia. She was 32 years old. (2012)
Natina Tiawanna Reed was born October 28, 1979 in New York, N.Y.

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1 year ago, Rocker Lou Reed died in Southampton, N.Y. He was 71 years old. (2013)
Lewis Allan Reed was born November 8, 1942 in Freeport, Long Island, New York.


October 26


101 years ago, Saxophonist Charles Daly Barnet was born in New York, N.Y. (1913)
Charlie Barnet died September 4, 1991 in San Diego, California. He was 77 years old.

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100 years ago, Gospel Singer Claude A. Jeter was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1914)
Hauoli la Hanau to the Reverend Claude Jeter!

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99 years ago, Saxophonist Beto Villa was born in Falfurias, Texas. (1915)
He died November 1, 1986 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was 71 years old.

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90 years ago, Musician Richard Egües was born in Santa Clara, Cuba. (1924)
He died September 2, 2006 in Cuba.He was 81 years old.

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87 years ago, Saxophonist Warne Marsh was born in Los Angeles, California. (1927)
He died December 18, 1987 in Hollywood, California. He was 60 years old.

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83 years ago, Blues Pianist Emery H. Williams, Jr. was born in Haynes, Arkansas. (1931)
Detroit Junior died August 9, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 73 years old.

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78 years ago, Guitarist Al Casey was born in Long Beach, California. (1936)
He died September 17, 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 69 years old.

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77 years ago, Pianist/Composer Jacques Loussier was born in Angers, France. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jacques!

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76 years ago, Drummer John "Jabo" Starks was born in Mobile, Alabama. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jabo!

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74 years ago, Trumpeter Edward Jackson Henderson was born in New York, N.Y. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie Henderson!

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73 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Charlie Landsborough was born in Wrexham, North Wales. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlie!

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72 years ago, Singer Ranee Lee was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ranee!

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72 years ago, Singer Milton Nascimento was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Milton!

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68 years ago, Guitarist David Rea was born in Akron, Ohio. (1946)
He died October 27, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. He was 65 years old.

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65 years ago, Blues Singer Shirley King was born in West Memphis, Arkansas. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shirley!

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63 years ago, Funkateer William Collins was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bootsy!

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63 years ago, Singer Margaret Roche was born in New York, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maggie Roche!

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62 years ago, Blueswoman/Actress Hattie McDaniels died of breast cancer in Hollywood, California. She was 57 years old. (1952)
She was born June 10, 1895 in Wichita, Kansas.

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Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson

61 years ago, Singer Keith Strickland of The B-5s's was born in Athens, Georgia. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keith!

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51 years ago, Singer Natalie Merchant was born in Jamestown, N.Y. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Natalie!

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50 years ago, Musician/Singer John Cocuzzi was born in Washington D.C. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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48 years ago, "The Girl With The Giggle In Her Voice” Alma Cogan died of cancer in London, England. She was 34 years old. (1966)
She was born May 19, 1932 in St. John's Wood, England.

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47 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Keith Urban was born in New Zealand. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keith!

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23 years ago, Singer/Actress Vivian Dandridge died in Seattle, Washington. She was 70 years old. (1991)
Vivian Alferetta Dandridge was born April 22, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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20 years ago, Rock 'n Roller Wilbert Harrison died in Spencer, North Carolina. He was 65 years old. (1994)
He was born January 5, 1929 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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19 years ago, Musician John Sangster died in Brisbane, Australia. He was 66 years old. (1995)
He was born November 17, 1928 in Melbourne, Australia.

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17 years ago, Singer Ollie Nightingale died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 61 years old. (1997)
Ollie Braxton Hoskins was born September 6, 1936 in Batesville, Mississippi.

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15 years ago, Country Singer Hoyt Axton died in Victor, Montana. He was 61 years old. (1999)
He was born March 25, 1938 in Duncan, Oklahoma.


October 25


119 years ago, Blues Singer Edna Hicks was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1895)
She burned to death August 16, 1925 in her Chicago, Illinois home fire. She was 29 years old.

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112 years ago, Guitarist Salvatore Massaro was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1902)
Eddie Lang died March 26, 1933 during routine tonsillectomy surgery in New York, N.Y. He was 30 years old.

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109 years ago, Trumpeter Reuben Reeves was born in Evansville, Indiana. (1905)
He died September 25, 1975 in New York, N.Y. He was 69 years old.

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102 years ago, Singer/Comedienne Sarah Ophelia Colley was born in Centerville, Tennessee. (1912)
Minnie Pearl died March 4, 1996 in in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 83 years old.

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96 years ago, Bassist Greig Stewart Jackson was born in New York, N.Y. (1918)
Chubby Jackson died October 1. 2003 in San Diego, California. He was 84 years old.

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93 years ago, Bluesman Provine Hatch, Jr. was born in Sledge, Mississippi. (1921)
Little Hatch died January 14, 2003 in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. He was 81 years old.

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90 years ago, Drummer Earl C. Palmer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1924)
Earl Palmer died September 19, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. He was 84 years old.

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88 years ago, Saxophonist James Edward Heath was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1926)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy Heath!

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87 years ago, Singer Barbara Nell was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara Cook!

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80 years ago, Sam Taylor was born in Mobile, Alabama. (1934)
Sam "Bluzman" Taylor died January 5, 2009 in Long Island, N.Y. He was 74 years old.

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77 years ago, Country Singer Gloria Jeanne Black was born in Pomona, California. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeanne Black!

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72 years ago, Trumpeter Terumasa Hino was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terumasa!

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72 years ago, Pop Singer Helen Reddy was born in Melbourne, Australia. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Helen!

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Roy Lynes, Rick Parfitt, John Coghlan, Alan Lancaster & Francis Rossi

71 years ago, Keyboardist/Singer Roy Alan Lynes was born in Surrey, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roy Lynes!

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70 years ago, Yes Vocalist John Roy Anderson was born in Lancashire, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jon Anderson!

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70 years ago, Pop Singer Taffy Danoff was born in Washington, D.C. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Taffy!

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67 years ago, Singer Marilyn Middleton Pollock was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marilyn!

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67 years ago, Curtis John Areceneaux was born in Acension Parish, Louisiana. (1947)
Coco Robicheaux died November 25, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 64 years old.

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67 years ago, Glenn Raymond Tipton was born in Blackheath, West Midlands, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glenn Tipton!

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60 years ago, Drummer Victor de Lorenzo was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Victor!

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59 years ago, Trombonist Robin Eubanks was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robin!

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59 years ago, Guitarist Matthias Jabs was born in Hanover, Germany. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matthias!

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57 years ago, Guitarist Robbie McIntosh was born in Sutton, Surrey. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robbie!

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55 years ago, Christine Joy Amphlett was born in Geelong, Australia. (1959)
Chrissy Amphlett died April 21, 2013 in New York, N.Y. She was 53 years old.

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53 years ago, Pianist Franck Amsallem was born in Oran, Algeria. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Franck!

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53 years ago, Singer/Saxophonist Ray Keith Irwin was born in London, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray Gelato!

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52 years ago, Drummer Chad Smith was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chad!

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50 years ago, Guitarist Jimmy Warren was born in Kankakee, Illinois. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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46 years ago, Musician Todd Thomas was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Speech!

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44 years ago, Richelle Renee Wright was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chely Wright!

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Photo by Dave Leucinger

43 years ago, Zydeco Star Mary Roszela Bellard was born in Church Point, Louisiana. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rosie Ledet!

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42 years ago, Pianist/Composer Cal Massey died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 44 years old. (1972)
Calvin Massey was born January 11, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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34 years ago, Organist Virgil Fox died in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 68 years old. (1980)
He was born May 3, 1912 in Princeton, Illinois.

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30 years ago, Pop Star Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born in Santa Barbara, California. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Katy Perry!

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30 years ago, Fiddler Johnnie Lee Wills died in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 72 years old. (1984)
He was born September 2, 1912 in Jewett, Texas.

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29 years ago, Pop Star Ciara Princess Harris was born in Austin, Texas. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ciara!

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27 years ago, Saxophonist Willis "Gator" Jackson died in New York, N.Y. He was 55 years old.(1987)
Willis Jackson was born April 25, 1932 in Miami, Florida.

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24 years ago,Pianist Austin Peralta was born in Los Angeles, California. (1990)
He died November 21, 2012 Los Angeles, California. He was 22 years old.

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24 years ago, Bassist Major Holley died in Maplewood, New Jersey. He was 66 years old. (1990)
Major Quincy Holley, Jr. was born July 10, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Art by R. Crumb

24 years ago, Banjoist/vocalist Ikey Robinson died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 86 years old. (1990)
He was born July 28, 1904 in Dublin, Virginia.

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23 years ago, Promoter Bill Graham died in a helicopter crash near Vallejo, California. He was 60 years old. (1991)
Wolfgang Grajonca was born January 8, 1931 in Berlin, Germany.

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22 years ago, Singer Roger Miller died in Century City, California. He was 56 years old. (1992)
Roger Dean Miller was born January 2, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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21 years ago, Actor/Writer Vincent Price died in Los Angeles, California. He was 82 years old. (1993)
He was born May 27, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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14 years ago, Vocalist Jeanne Lee died of cancer in Tijuana, Mexico. She was 61 years old. (2000)
She was born January 29, 1939 in New York, N.Y.

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11 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Rosie Nix Adams died in Montgomery County, Tennessee. She was 45 years old. (2003)
Rozana Nix Adams was born July 13, 1958 in Madison, Tennerssee.

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5 years ago, Singer/Banjo Player 'Banjo Fred" Starner died in West Hills, California. He was 72 years old. (2009)
G. Frederick Starner was born during 1932 in Toledo, Ohio.

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4 years ago, Reggae Star Gregory Isaacs died in London, England. He was 59 years old. (2010)
He was born July 15, 1951 in the Fletcher's Land area of Kingston, Jamaica.

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Bassist Jack Bruce died in Suffolk, England. He was 71 years old. (2014)
John Symon Asher Bruce was born May 14, 1943 in Lanarkshire, Scotland.


October 24


112 years ago, Drummer Louis Barbarin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1902)
He died May 12, 1997 in in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 94 years old.

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103 years ago, Singer Saunders Terrell was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. (1911)
Sonny Terry died of cancer March 11, 1986 in New York, N.Y. He was 74 years old.

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94 years ago, Bassist Wendell Marshall was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1920)
He died February 6, 2002 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 81 years old.

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89 years ago, Singer/Pianist Willie Mabon was born in Hollywood, Tennessee. (1925)
He died April 19, 1986 in Paris, France. He was 60 years old.

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85 years ago, Composer George Crumb was born in Charleston, West Virginia. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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84 years ago, Singer/MC Jiles Perry Richardson was born in Sabine Pass, Texas. (1930)
"The Big Bopper" died in the infamous plane crash February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa. He was 28 years old.

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Photo by R.L. Shelli

83 years ago, Bluesman Tommy Bankhead was born on Bufford's Farm at Lake Cormorant, Mississippi. (1931)
He died of emphysema December 16, 2000 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 69 years old.

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80 years ago, Rockabilly Guitarist Glen Troutman was born in Joplin, Missouri. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glen Glenn!

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79 years ago, Rockabilly Singer/Guitarist Sanford Clark was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sanford!

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78 years ago, Bluesman James Henry Dawkins was born in Tchula, Mississippi. (1936)
Jimmy Dawkins died April 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 76 years old.

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78 years ago, Rolling Stones Bassist William Perks was born in Lewisham, London, England. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Wyman!

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77 years ago, Guitarist Clarence Hollimon was born in Houston, Texas. (1937)
He died April 23, 2000 in Houston, Texas. He was 62 years old.

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76 years ago, Saxophonist Odean Pope was born in Ninety Six, South Carolina. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Odean!

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73 years ago, Guitarist Santo Farina (of Santo and Johnny fame) was born in Brooklyn, New York. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Santo!

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72 years ago, Pianist Rein De Graaff was born in Groningen, Netherlands. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rein!

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71 years ago, Saxophonist Seppo Paakkunainen was born in Tuusula, Finland. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Seppo!

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71 years ago, "Chamber Blues" Man Corky Siegel was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Corky!

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70 years ago, Singer Betty Jean Champion was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bettye Swann!

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Captain Beefheart and Ted Templeman

70 years ago, Musician/Producer Ted Templeman was born in Santa Cruz, California. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ted!

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68 years ago, Drummer Jerry McCrohan was born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. (1946)
Jerry Edmonton died November 28, 1993 in a Santa Barbara, California car crash. He was 47 years old.

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Steve Broughton, Edgar Broughton and Arthur Grant

67 years ago, Guitarist Edgar Broughton was born in Warwick, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Edgar!

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67 years ago, Singer Banu Gibson was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Banu!

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66 years ago, Drummer Terence Dale Griffin was born in Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Buffin!

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Butch, Chubby, Ralph, Pooch and Tiny

65 years ago, Perry Lee Tavares was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tiny!

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64 years ago, Singer/Harmonica player Tom Ball was born in Los Angeles, California. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom!

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64 years ago, Singers Paul and Barry Ryan were born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry!
Paul died November 29, 1992. He was 44 years old.

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62 years ago, Country Snger/Songwriter Mark Gray was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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62 years ago, Steve Howell was born in Marshall, Texas. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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Billy Thomas, Terry McBride and Ray Herndon

61 years ago, Drummer Billy Thomas was born. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy!

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60 years ago, Bassist Anthony Cox was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anthony!

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60 years ago, Singer Perry Lee Tavares was born in Cape Verde Islands. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tiny Tavares!

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59 years ago, Bassist Jay Anderson was born in Upland, California. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jay!

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55 years ago, Singer Dolores Durán died in Brazil. She was 29 years old.(1959)
Adiléia Silva da Rocha was born June 7, 1930 in Rio de Janeiro.

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53 years ago, Saxophonist Rick Margitza was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick!

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42 years ago, Baseball Hero Jackie Robinson died in Stamford, Connecticut. He was 53 years old. (1972)
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia.

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25 years ago, Saxophonist Sahib Shihab died in Tennessee. He was 64 years old. (1989)
Edmund Gregory was born June 23, 1925 in Savannah, Georgia.

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14 years ago, Bluesman Mac Simmons died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 66 years old. (2000)
Malcolm Simmons was born January 25, 1934 in Twist, Arkansas.

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9 years ago, Civil Rights Pioneer Rosa Parks died in Detroit, Michigan. She was 92 years old. (2005)
Rosa Lee McCauley Parks was born February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama.

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6 years ago, Keyboardist Merl Saunders died in San Mateo, California. He was 74 years old. (2008)
He was born February 14, 1934 in San Mateo, California.

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2 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Bill Dees died in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was 74 years old. (2012)
He was born January 24, 1939 in Electra, Texas.

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2 years ago, Keyboardist Rick Forkes died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was 58 years old. (2012)
Richard Forkes was born April 13, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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1 year ago, Folk Singer Faith Petric died in San Francisco, California. She was 98 years old. (2013)
She was born September 13, 1915 in Orofino, Idaho.


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