March 5


127 years ago, Bluesman Joshua Barnes Howell was born in Eatonton, Georgia. (1888)
Peg Leg Howell died August 11, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 78 years old.

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93 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Edward Zackarian was born in Providence, Rhode Island. (1922)
Eddie Zack died January 9, 2002 in Providence, Rhode Island. He was 79 years old.

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90 years ago, Guitarist Ivy J. Bryant was born in Moultrie, Georgia. (1925)
Jimmy Bryant died of cancer September 22, 1980 in Georgia. He was 55 years old.

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87 years ago, Pianist Lewis A. Levy was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1928)
Lou Levy died January 23, 2001 in Dana Point, California. He was 72 years old.

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87 years ago, Bassist Wilbur Little was born in Parmele, North Carolina. (1928)
He died May 4, 1987 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was 59 years old.

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86 years ago, Bluesman J.B. Lenoir was born in Monticello, Mississippi. (1929)
He died of a heart attack April 29, 1967 in Urbana, Illinois.

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85 years ago, Saxophonist Jack Nimitz was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1930)
He died June 10, 2009 in Studio City, California. He was 79 years old.

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84 years ago, Rocker Dwight Pullen was born in Blountsville, Alabama. (1931)
"Whitey" Pullen died of cancer November 24, 1961 in Los Angeles, California. He was 31 years old.

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82 years ago, Pianist Robert Higginbotham was born in Springfield, Ohio. (1933)
Tommy Tucker died of tetrachloride poisoning January 17, 1982 while working on his floors in Newark, N.J.

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Photo By: Frederick C. Warren

78 years ago, Singer Carol Sloane was born in Providence, Rhode Island. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carol!

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77 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Hayden Thompson was born in Booneville, Mississippi. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hayden!

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76 years ago, Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Johnny Edward Jenkins was born in Swift Creek, Georgia. (1939)
Johnny Jenkins died June 26, 2006 in Macon, Georgia. He was 67 years old.

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69 years ago, Keyboardist Richard Bell was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1946)
He died of cancer June 15, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was 61 years old.

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68 years ago, Actor/Singer Eddie Hodges was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie!

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68 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Thomas George Russell was born in Los Angeles, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom Russell!

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67 years ago, Singer Eddy Grant was born in Plaisance, Guyana. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddy!

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65 years ago, Singer Lee Gibson was born in England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee!

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63 years ago, Keyboardist Alan Clark was born in Great Lumley, County Durham, England. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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60 years ago, Guitarist John Basile was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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59 years ago, Singer Robert Louis DeBarge was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (1956)
Bobby DeBarge died August 16, 1995 in Mansfield, Ohio. He was 39 years old.

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59 years ago, Pop Singer Teena Marie was born in Santa Monica, California. (1956)
She died December 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. She was 54 years old.

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57 years ago, Pop Singer Andy Gibb was born in Manchester, England. (1958)
He died March 10, 1988 in Oxford, England. He was 30 years old.

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55 years ago, Guitarist Rico McFarland was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rico!

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52 years ago, Trumpeter Ralph Alessi was born in San Francisco, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralph!

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52 years ago, Country Singer Patsy Cline died in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee. She was 30 years old. (1963)
Virginia Patterson Hensley was born September 8, 1932 in Winchester, Virginia.

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52 years ago, Country Musician Cowboy Copas died in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee. He was 49 years old. (1963)
Lloyd Estel Copas was born July 15, 1913 in Adams County, Ohio.

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52 years ago, Country Musician Hawkshaw Hawkins died in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee. He was 42 years old. (1963)
Harold Franklin Hawkins was born December 22, 1921 in Huntington, West Virginia.

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52 years ago, Country Musician Randy Hughes died in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee. He was 42 years old. (1963)
Ramsey D. Hughes was born during 1928.

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48 years ago, Sousaphonist Julius McKee of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Julius!

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47 years ago, Producer/Label Owner Syd Nathan died in Miami Beach, Florida. He was 63 years old. (1968)
Sydney Nathan was born April 27, 1904 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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45 years ago, Guitarist John Frusciante was born in New York, N.Y. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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33 years ago, Amanda Shires was born in Mineral Wells, Texas. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Amanda!

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Dan Akyroyd and John Belushi

33 years ago, Actor John Belushi died of an accidental drug overdose in Hollywood, California. He was 33 years old. (1982)
John Adam Belushi was born January 24, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Tommy Potter and Charlie Parker

27 years ago, Bassist Tommy Potter died. He was 69 years old. (1988)
Charles Thomas Potter was born September 21, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Phil Chess, Etta James and Ralph Bass

18 years ago, Producer Ralph Bass died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 85 years old. (1997)
He was born May 1, 1911 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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2 years ago, Keyboardist Melvin Rhyne died in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 76 years old. (2013)
He was born October 12, 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana.



107 years ago, Bluesman Thomas Edgar Shaw was born in Brenham, Texas. (1908)
Tom Shaw died February 24, 1977 in San Diego, California. He was 69 years old.

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106 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist William Howard Taft Armstrong was born in Dayton, Tennessee. (1909)
W. Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong died July 30, 2003 in Boston, Massachussetts. He was 94 years old.

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Sunnyland Slim, Willie Johnson and Barrelhouse Chuck

92 years ago, Blues Guitarist Willie Johnson was born in Senatobia, Mississippi. (1923)
He died February 26, 1995 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 71 years old.

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90 years ago, Composer/Conductor Paul Mauriat was born in Marseille, France. (1925)
He died November 3, 2006 in in Perpignan, France. He was 81 years old.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist Don Rendell was born in Plymouth, England. (1926)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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89 years ago, Singer Frances Wolf was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1926)
Fran Warren died March 4, 2013 in Brookfield, Connecticut. It was her 87th birthday.

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88 years ago, Trumpeter Cyril James Touff was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1927)
Cy Touff died January 24, 2003 in Evanston, Illinois. He was 75 years old.

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83 years ago, Vocalist Miriam Makeba was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. (1932)
She died November 9, 2008 in Caserta, Italy. She was 76 years old.

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82 years ago,Singer Johanna Rafalowicz was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (1933)
Ann Burton died November 29, 1989 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She was 56 years old.

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82 years ago, Bluesman Charles Edwards was born in Pratts, Alabama. (1933)
Good Rockin' Charles died May 17, 1989 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 56 years old.

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81 years ago, "The Father of Newgrass" John Humbird Duffey, Jr. was born in Washington. D.C. (1934)
John Duffey died December 10, 1996 in Arlington, Virginia. He was 62 years old.

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81 years ago, Singer/Actress Barbara McNair was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1934)
She died February 4, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. She was 72 years old.

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80 years ago, "The Queen Of Skiffle" Anne Alexandra Young Wilson was born in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland. (1935)
Nancy Whiskey died February 1, 2003 in Leicester, England. She was 67 years old.

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78 years ago, Saxophonist Barney Wilen was born in France. (1937)
He died May 25, 1996 in Paris, France. He was 59 years old.

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77 years ago, Avant Garde Musician Angus MacLise was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (1938)
He died June 21, 1979 in Kathmandu, Nepal. He was 41 years old.

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74 years ago, Cellist David Darling was born in Elkhart, Indiana. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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74 years ago, Trumpeter Bobby Shew was born in Albuquerque, N.M. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby!

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71 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Bobby Womack was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1944)
He died June 27, 2014. He was 70 years old.

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68 years ago, Saxophonist Jan Garbarek was born in Mysen, Norway. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jan!

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67 years ago, Bassist Christopher Russell Edward Squire of Yes was born in Wembley, Emgland. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Squire!

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67 years ago, Welsh Rockabilly Star Michael Barratt was born in Ely, Wales. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shakin' Stevens!

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66 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Carroll Anne Baker was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carroll Baker!

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65 years ago, Trumpeter Leslie Drayton was born in Los Angeles, California. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leslie!

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65 years ago, Singer Karen Shane was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Karen!

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64 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Chris Rea was born in Middlesbrough, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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62 years ago, Musician/Producer Emilio Estefan, Jr. was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Emilio Estefan!

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61 years ago, Saxophonist Richard Allen Ford was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ricky Ford!

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60 years ago, Bluesman Chester Chandler was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Memphis Gold!

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60 years ago, Guitarist Rowland Charles Boon Gould was born in Shanklin, Isle Of Wight. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Boon Gould!

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59 years ago, Bassist Kermit Driscoll was born in Kearney, Nebraska. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kermit!

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52 years ago, Bassist Jason Curtis Newsted was born in Battlr Creek, Michigan. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jason Newsted!

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48 years ago, Evan Griffith Dando was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Evan Dando!

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44 years ago, Country Singer Jason Sellers was born in Gilmer, Texas. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jason!

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42 years ago, Singer/Songwriter John Helm was born in Hartford, Connecticut. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny Helm!

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42 years ago, Fiddler Scotty Stoneman died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 40 years old. (1973)
Scott Stoneman was born August 4, 1932 in Galax, Virginia.

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38 years ago, Percussionist Jason Marsalis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jason!

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36 years ago, Singer Mike Patto died. He was 36 years old. (1979)
Michael Thomas McCarthy was born September 22, 1942 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England.

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29 years ago, Richard Manuel of The Band hung himself in a Winter Park, Florida motel room. He was 41 years old. (1986)
He was born April 3, 1945 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

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26 years ago, Guitarist Tiny Grimes died in New York, N.Y. He was 72 years old. (1989)
Lloyd Grimes was born July 7, 1916 in Newport News, Virginia.

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23 years ago, Guitarist Mary Osborne died in Bakersfield, California. She was 70 years old. (1992)
She was born July 17, 1921 in Minot, North Dakota.

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22 years ago, Pianist Art Hodes died in Harvey, Illinois. He was 90 years old. (1993)
Arthur W. Hodes was born November 14, 1904 in Nikoliev, Russia.

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20 years ago, 'America's First Hippy' eden ahbez died in Los Angeles, California. He was 87 years old. (1995)
Alexander Aberle was born April 15, 1908 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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19 years ago, Singer/Comedienne Minnie Pearl died in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 83 years old. (1996)
Sarah Ophelia Colley was born October 25, 1912 in Centerville, Tennessee.

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Eddie Dean and admirer ;-)

16 years ago, Singing Cowboy Eddie Dean died in Thousand Oaks, California. He was 91 years old. (1999)
Edgar Dean Glosup was born July 9, 1907 in Posey, Texas.

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15 years ago, Vocalist King Ernest was killed in a Los Angeles, California automobile accident. He was 60 years old. (2000)
Ernest Baker was born May 30, 1939 in Natchez, Mississippi.

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12 years ago, Singer Celly Campello died in Campinas, Brazil. She was 60 years old. (2003)
Célia Benelli Campello was born June 18, 1942 in Taubaté, Brazil.

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10 years ago, Pianist Marv Jenkins died in Pasadena, California. He was 72 years old. (2005)
Marvin Jenkins was born December 8, 1932 in Aultman, Ohio.

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6 years ago, Bluesman John Cephas died in Bowling Green, Virginia. He was 78 years old. (2009)
He was born September 4, 1930 in Washington, D. C.

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5 years ago, The "True Father Of Bossa-Nova" Johnny Alf died in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He was 80 years old. (2010)
Alfredo José da Silva was born May 19, 1929 in Vila Isabel, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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The Dramatics (With Ron Banks Center)

5 years ago, Singer Ron Banks died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 58 years old. (2010)
He was born May 10, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan.

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5 years ago, Lolly Vegas died in Reseda, California. He was 70 years old. (2010)
Candido Albelando Vasquez was born October 2, 1939 in Coalinga, California.

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4 years ago, Singer Johnny Preston died in Beaumont, Texas. He was 71 years old. (2011)
John Preston Courville was born August 18, 1939 in Port Arthur, Texas.

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2 years ago, Singer Fran Warren died in Brookfield, Connecticut. It was her 87th birthday. (2013)
Frances Wolf was born March 4, 1926 in The Bronx, N.Y.


March 3

Illustration by R. Crumb

122 years ago, Bluesman William Moore was born in Tappahannock, Virginia. (1893)
He died November 22, 1951 in Warrenton, Virginia. He was 58 years old.

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109 years ago, Reeds Player Albany Leon Bigard was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1906)
Barney Bigard died June 27, 1980 in Culver City, California. He was 74 years old.

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104 years ago, Actress Harlean Carpentier was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1911)
Jean Harlow died June 7, 1937 in Hollywood, California. She was 26 years old.

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95 years ago, Bluesman James Douglas Wayne was born in Houston, Texas. (1920)
James "Wee Willie" Wayne died March 31, 1978 in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old.

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L - RArley Carter, Jimmy Heap, Bill Glendening, Perk Williams, Horace Barnett and Cecil "Butterball" Harris

93 years ago,Western Swing Bandleader/Guitarist James Arthur Heap was born in Taylor, Texas. (1922)
Jimmy Heap drowned in a December 4, 1977 boating accident. He was 55 years old.

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92 years ago, Guitarist Arthel Watson was born in Deep Gap, North Carolina. (1923)
Doc Watson died May 29, 2012 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was 89 years old.

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88 years ago, Saxophonist Tommy McCook was born in Havana, Cuba. (1927)
He died May 5, 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 71 years old.

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

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84 years ago, Folk Musician Paul Clayton Worthington was born in New Bedford, Massachussetts. (1931)
Paul Clayton died March 30, 1967. He was 36 years old.

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Skeeter and Betty Jack Davis

83 years ago, Singer Betty Jack Davis was born in Corbin, Kentucky. (1932)
She died in a car crash August 2, 1953 outside of Cincinnatti, Ohio. She was 21 years old.

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81 years ago, Bassist James Emory Garrison was born in Miami, Florida. (1934)
Jimmy Garrison died of lung cancer April 7, 1976 in New York, N.Y. He was 42 years old.

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81 years ago, Drummer Ray Scott was born in Dundee, Mississippi. (1934)
He died May 27, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 70 years old.

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George Chambers, Brian Keenan, Willie Chambers, Lester Chambers and Joseph Chambers

77 years ago, Singer Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers was born in Flora, Mississippi. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Willie!

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73 years ago, Bassist Teruo Nakamura was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Teruo!

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72 years ago, Musician William Linhart was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Buzzy Linhart!

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70 years ago, Bluesman John Primer was born in Camden, Mississippi. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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Photo by: Don Lewis

68 years ago, Singer Jennifer Warnes was born in Seattle, Washington. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jennfier!

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67 years ago, Keyboardist Donat Roy Mittoo was born in St. Anne Parish, Jamaica. (1948)
Jackie Mittoo died December 16, 1990 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 42 years old.

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67 years ago, Guitarist Terence Charles White was born in Barnstaple, Devon, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Snowy White!

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66 years ago, Guitarist David Pritchard was born in Los Angeles, California. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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63 years ago, Singer Rosalind Franklin was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1952)
Mallia Franklin died February 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. She was 58 years old.

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62 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Robyn Hitchcock was born in London, England. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robyn!

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61 years ago, John Lilley was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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56 years ago, Comedian Lou Costello died of a heart attack in East Los Angeles, California. He was 52 years old. (1959)
Louis Francis Cristillo was born March 6, 1906 in Paterson, New Jersey.

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52 years ago, Singer Pansy Hall was born in Newport, Arkansas. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pansy!

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49 years ago, Rapper Anthony Terrel Smith was born in Los Angeles, California. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tone-Lōc!

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46 years ago, John Bigham was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to "The Soul Of John Black"!

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45 years ago, Singer/Songwriter John Carter Cash was born in Hendersonville, Tennessee. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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43 years ago, Banjoist/Singer Clancy Hayes died in San Francisco, California. He was 63 years old. (1972)
He was born November 14, 1908 in Carney, Kansas.

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37 years ago, Clarinetist Joe Marsala died in Santa Barbara, California. He was 71 years old. (1978)
Joseph Francis Marsala was born January 4, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois.

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36 years ago,Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dwayne!

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34 years ago, Pianist Sergio Salvatore was born in Ringwood, New Jersey. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sergio!

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Copyright by B.& Th. Künzler, CH-3065 Bolligen-Bern

24 years ago, Saxophonist Sal Nistico died in Berne, Switzerland. He was 43 years old. (1991)
Salvatore Nistico was born in April 2, 1948 in Syracuse, N.Y.

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24 years ago, Western Swing Bandleader Billy Jack Wills died in Oklahoma. He was 75 years old. (1991)
He was born February 26, 1926 in Memphis, Hall County, Texas.

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16 years ago, Folk Singer Jackson C Frank died in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He was 56 years old. (1999)
Jackson Carey Frank was born March 2, 1943 in Buffalo, New York.

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13 years ago, Country Songwriter Harlan Howard died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 72 years old. (2002)
He was born September 8, 1929 in Lexington, Kentucky.

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13 years ago, Bluesman Big Mo McGee died in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was 73 years old. (2002)
Cleo McGee was born October 9, 1928 in Emelee, Alabama.

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9 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Sister O.M. Terrell died in Conyers, Georgia. She was 94 years old. (2006)
Ola Mae Long was born August 18, 1911 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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3 years ago, Pianist/Accordionist Frank Marocco died in Los Angeles, California. He was 81 years old. (2012)
He was born January 2, 1931 in Waukegan, Illinois.

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3 years ago, Guitarist Ronnie Montrose died in Millbrae, California. He was 64 years old. (2012)
He was born November 29, 1947 in Denver, Colorado.

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Clockwise from top left: Bobby Rogers, Marv Tarplin, Ronald White, Claudette Rogers and Smokey Robinson

2 years ago, Singer Bobby Rogers died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 73 years old. (2013)
He was born February 19, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan.


March 2


115 years ago, Composer Kurt Weill was born in Dessau, Germany. (1900)
He died April 3, 1950 in New York, N.Y. He was 50 years old.

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106 years ago, Banjoist Narvin Kimball was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1909)
He died March 17, 2006 in Charleston, S.C. He was 97 years old.

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98 years ago, Musician/Actor Desidero Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III was born in Santiago, Cuba. (1917)
Desi Arnaz died of lung cancer November 2, 1986 in Baja California. He was 69 years old.

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93 years ago, Saxophonist Edward Davis was born in New York, N.Y. (1922)
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis died November 3, 1986 in Culver City, California. He was 64 years old.

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Orrin Keepnews with Julian "Cannonball" Adderly

92 years ago, Record Producer Orrin Keepnews was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1923)
He died March 1, 2015 in El Cerrito, California. He was 91 years old.

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91 years ago, Folk singer/Actor Theodore Bikel was born in Vienna, Austria. (1924)
Hauoli la Hanau to Theodore!

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91 years ago, Bluesman Alexander Lightfoot was born in Natchez, Mississippi. (1924)
Papa George Lightfoot died November 28, 1971 in Natchez, Mississippi.

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90 years ago, Bluesman Charles W. Thompson was born in Tippo, Mississippi. (1925)
"Maxwell Street" Jimmy died December 28, 1995 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 70 years old.

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81 years ago, Singer Joyce Reba Lutrell was born in Madisonville, Kentucky. (1934)
Dottie Rambo died May 11, 2008 in a Mount Vernon, Missouri car crash. She was 74 years old.

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81 years ago, Bassist Doug Watkins was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1934)
He died February 5, 1962 in a Holbrook, Arizona car crash. He was 27 years old.

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79 years ago, Bassist Buell Neidlinger was born in New York, N.Y. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Buell!

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Obie Benson, Duke Fakir, Lawrence Payton and Levi Stubbs

77 years ago, Singer Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops was born in Detroit, Michigan (1938)
He died of cancer June 20, 1997 in Detroit, Michigan He was 60 years old.

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73 years ago, Guitarist Charlie Christian died of tuberculosis in New York, N.Y. He was 25 years old. (1942)
He was born July 29, 1916 in Dallas, Texas.

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73 years ago, Rocker Lewis Allan Reed was born in Freeport, Long Island, New York. (1942)
Lou Reed died October 27, 2013 in Southampton, N.Y. He was 71 years old.

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72 years ago, Folk Musician Jackson Carey Frank was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1943)
Jackson C. Frank died March 3, 1999 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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68 years ago, Singer Nelson Ned d’Ávila Pinto was born in Ubá, Minas Gerais, Brazil. (1947)
The “Little Giant of Song” died January 5, 2014 in Săo Paolo, Brazil. He was 66 years old.

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67 years ago, Guitarist Larry Eugene Carlton was born in Torrance, California. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry Carlton!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Rory Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon, Ireland. (1949)
He died June 14, 1995 in London, England. He was 47 years old.

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66 years ago, Singer Eddie Money was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie!

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65 years ago, Singer Karen Carpenter was born in New Haven, Connecticut. (1950)
She died of heart failure February 4, 1983 in Downey, California. She was 32 years old.

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60 years ago, Singer Dale Consalvi was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dale Bozzio!

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Wayne Osmond, Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Donny Osmond and Jay Osmond

60 years ago, Jay Osmond was born in Ogden, Utah. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jay!

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59 years ago, John Cowsill was born in Newport, Rhode Island. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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52 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Alvin Youngblood Hart was born in Oakland, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Youngblood"!

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50 years ago, Guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel was born in Judenburg, Austria. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wolfgang!

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49 years ago, Martin Sexton was born in Syracuse, N.Y. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martin!

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45 years ago, Clarinetist Emile Barnes died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 78 years old. (1970)
He was born February 18, 1892 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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37 years ago, Clarinetist Joe Marsala died in Santa Barbara, California. He was 71 years old. (1978)
Joseph Francis Marsala was born January 4, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Claude and Clifford Trenier

32 years ago, R&B Singer Clifford Trenier died of cancer in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 64 years old. (1983)
Claude and Clifford Trenier were born identical twins July 14, 1919 in Mobile, Alabama.
Claude Trenier died of cancer November 17, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 84 years old.

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27 years ago, Bluesman Roy Dunn died in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 65 years old. (1988)
He was born April 13, 1922 in Eatonton, Georgia.

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25 years ago, Bluesman Shakey Jake died in Forrest City, Arkansas. He was 68 years old. (1990)
James Harris was born April 12, 1921 in Earle, Arkansas.

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24 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Serge Gainsbourg died in Paris, France. He was 62 years old. (1991)
He was born April 2, 1928 in Paris, France.

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19 years ago, Blues Guitarist Emery Williams, Jr. died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 46 years old. (1996)
He was born June 8, 1949 in Blue Island, Illinois.

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16 years ago, Singer Dusty Springfield died of breast cancer in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. She was 59 years old. (1999)
Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien was born April 16, 1939 in Hampstead, London.

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12 years ago, Singer Hank Ballard died of throat cancer in Los Angeles, California. He was 67 years old. (2003)
John H. Kendricks was born November 18, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan.

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11 years ago, Guitarist Alvino Rey died in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 95 years old. (2004)
Alvin McBurney was born July 1, 1908 in Oakland, California.

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10 years ago, Martin Denny died in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 94 years old. (2005)
He was born April 10, 1911 in New York, N.Y.

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9 years ago, Bassist Willie Kent died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 70 years old. (2006)
He was born September 24, 1936 in Sunflower County, Mississippi.

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7 years ago, Blues Rocker Jeff Healey died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was 41 years old. (2008)
Norman Jeffrey Healey was born March 25. 1966 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


March 1


205 years ago, Composer Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was born in Zelazowa Wola, Poland. (1810)
He died of pulmonary tuberculosis October 17, 1849 at his home in Paris, France. He was 39 years old.

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114 years ago, Fiddler/Banjo Player Thomas Jefferson Jarrell was born in Toast, N.C. (1901)
Tommy Jarrell died January 28, 1985 in Surry County, N.C. He was 84 years old.

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111 years ago, Band Leader Glenn Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa. (1904)
On December 15, 1944, he was a passenger on a plane en route from Bedford, England to Paris, France that disappeared over the English Channel. He was 40 years old.

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103 years ago, Blues Pianist Walter Davis was born in Grenada, Mississippi. (1912)
He died October 22, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 51 years old.

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103 years ago, Guitarist Joseph Reinhardt was born in Paris, France. (1912)
He died during February 1982. He was 69 years old.

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101 years ago, Drummer Barrett Deems was born in Springfield, Illinois. (1914)
He died September 15, 1998 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 84 years old.

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98 years ago, Steel Guitarist William Leon McAuliffe was born in Houston, Texas. (1917)
Leon McAuliffe died September 20, 1988 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 71 years old.

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98 years ago, Singer/Actress Frances Rose Shore was born in Winchester, Tennessee. (1917)
Dinah Shore died February 24, 1994 in Beverly Hills, California. She was 77 years old.

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98 years ago, Bassist Clifford Gilpin Snyder was born in Burbank, California. (1917)
Cliffie Stone died of a heart attack January 17, 1998 in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old.

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94 years ago, Trumpeter Kenny Baker was born in Withernsea, Yorkshire, England. (1921)
He died December 7, 1999 in Chichester, West Sussex, England. He was 78 years old.

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88 years ago, The "King of Calypso," Harry Belafonte was born in Harlem, N.Y. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harry!

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Bob Dorough and Bob Hardaway

87 years ago, Saxophonist Bob Hardaway was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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87 years ago, Soul Musician/Producer Willie Mitchell was born in Ashland, Mississippi. (1928)
He died January 5, 2010 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 81 years old.

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Marvin Phillips and Emory Perry

87 years ago, R&B Musician Emory Perry was born in Sherman, Texas. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny of Marvin & Johnny fame!

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85 years ago, Trombonist Benny Powell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1930)
He died June 26, 2010 in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old.

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84 years ago, Musician Oliver Sain was born in Dundee, Mississippi. (1931)
He died of cancer October 28, 2003 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 71 years old.

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77 years ago, Bluesman Thessex Johns was born in Alligator, Mississippi. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny Drummer!

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76 years ago, Blues Musician Joe Washington was born in Houston, Texas. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Little Joe Washington!

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75 years ago, Bassist Gene Perla was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gene!

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75 years ago, Guitarist Ralph N. Towner was born in Chehalis, Washington. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralph Towner!

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71 years ago, Pop Singer Michael d'Abo was born in London, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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71 years ago, Vocalist Roger Daltrey of The Who was born in Hammersmith, London, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roger!

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71 years ago, New Orleans Legend Willie Tee Trahan was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Willie Tee!

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69 years ago, Keyboardist/Singer Tony Ashton was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. (1946)
He died of cancer May 28, 2001 in London, England. He was 55 years old.

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68 years ago, Drummer Norman Connors was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Norman!

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67 years ago,Vodou Drummer Frisner Augustin was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (1948)
He died February 28, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was 63 years old.

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67 years ago, Reggae Star Winston Rodney was born in St. Ann, Jamaica. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Burning Spear!

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Dave Peel and Connie Eaton

65 years ago, Singer Connie Eaton was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1950)
She died September 30, 1999 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 49 years old.

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David Gilmore, Elliot Sharp and David Fiucyzinski!

64 years ago, Guitarist Elliott Sharp was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Elliott!

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61 years ago, Bassist Carles Benavent was born in Barcelona, Spain. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carles!

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60 years ago, Singer Janis Gill of The Sweethearts of the Rodeo was born in Torrance, California. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Janis!

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58 years ago, Singer-musician Jon Carroll was born in Washington, D.C. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jon!

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52 years ago, Sara Hickman was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sara!

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49 years ago, Fiddler Clinton Gregory was born in Martinville, Virginia. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clinton!

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45 years ago, Blues singer Lucille Hegamin died in New York, N.Y. She was 75 years old. (1970)
She was born November 29, 1894 in Macon, Georgia.

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41 years ago, Pianist Bobby Timmons died from cirrhosis of the liver in New York, N.Y. He was 38 years old. (1974)
Robert Henry Timmons was born December 19, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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33 years ago, Trumpeter Charlie Spivak died in Greenville, South Carolina. He was 75 years old. (1982)
Charles Spivak was born February 17, 1907 in Kiev, Ukraine.

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28 years ago, Rhythm Guitarist Freddie Green died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 75 years old. (1987)
Frederick William Greene was born March 31, 1911 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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26 years ago, Drummer Odie Payne died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 62 years old. (1989)
He was born August 27, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois.

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21 years ago, Pop Star Justin Drew Bieber was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. (1994)
Hauoli la Hanau to Justin Bieber!

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10 years ago, Bluesman Wild Child Butler died in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He was 68 years old. (2005)
George Butler was born October 1, 1936 in Autaugaville, Alabama.

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9 years ago, Drummer Johnny Jackson was stabbed to death in Gary, Indiana. He was 54 years old. (2006)
He was born during 1952 in Gary, Indiana.

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2 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jewel Akens died in Inglewood, California. He was 79 years old. (2013)
Jewel Eugene Akens was born September 12, 1933 in Houston,Texas.

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2 years ago, Harpsichordist Rafael Puyana died in Paris, Francs. He was 81 years old. (2013)
Rafael Puyana Michelsen was born October 14, 1931 in Bogotá, Columbia.

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Orrin Keepnews with Julian "Cannonball" Adderly

Record Producer Orrin Keepnews died in El Cerrito, California. He was 91 years old. (2015)
He was born March 2, 1923 in The Bronx, N.Y.


February 29


223 years ago, Composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini was born in Pesaro, Italy. (1792)
He died November 13, 1868 in Paris, France. He was 76 years old.

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111 years ago, Saxophonist/Band Leader James Francis Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. (1904)
Jimmy Dorsey died of cancer June 12, 1957 in New York, N.Y. He was 53 years old.

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Thelonious Monk and Hall Overton

95 years ago, Pianist Hall Overton was born in New York, N.Y. (1920)
He died November 24, 1972 in New York, N.Y. He was 52 years old.

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83 years ago, Saxophonist Frank Teschemacher died in a Chicago, Illinois car accident. He was 25 years old. (1932)
He was born March 13, 1906 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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79 years ago, Snger/Songwriter Jim Ringer was born in Yell County, Arkansas. (1936)
He died March 17, 1992 in Fresno, California. He was 56 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer Gretchen Christopher was born in Olympia, Washington. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gretchen!

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75 years ago, Bluesman Silas McClatcher was born in Hollow Springs, Mississippi. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Milwaukee Slim!

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Photo by Caroline Forbes

75 years ago, Trombonist Paul Rutherford was born in Greenwich, London, England. (1940)
He died August 6, 2007 in London, England. He was 67 years old.

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67 years ago, Saxophonist Richard Cole was born in Trenton, New Jersey. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richie!

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23 years ago, Singer La Lupe died in the Bronx, N.Y. She was 52 years old. (1992)
Guadalupe Victoria Yoli Raymond was born December 23, 1939 in Santiago, Cuba.

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15 years ago, Saxophonist Sleepy Matsumoto died in Japan. He was 73 years old. (2000)
Hidehiko Matsumoto was born October 12, 1926 in Tamashimacho, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

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Mike Smith, Denis Payton, Ed Sullivan, Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson and Rick Huxley

7 years ago, Keyboardist Mike Smith died in London, England. He was 68 years old. (2008)
Michael George Smith of the Dave Clark 5 was born December 12, 1943 in Tottenham, London, England.

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3 years ago, Monkee Davy Jones died in Stuart, Florida. He was 66 years old. (2012)
He was born December 30, 1945 in Manchester, England.


February 28


99 years ago, Violinist Svend Asmussen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1916)
Hauoli la Hanau to Svend!

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94 years ago, Producer Saul Zaentz was born in Passaic, New Jersey. (1921)
He died January 3, 2013 in San Francisco, California. He was 92 years old.

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92 years ago, Country Musician Audrey Mae Sheppard was born in Banks, Alabama. (1923)
Audrey Williams died November 4, 1975 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 52 years old.

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88 years ago, Steel Guitarist Donald Hugh Helms was born in New Brockton, Alabama. (1927)
Don Helms died August 11, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 81 years old.

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85 years ago, Singer Jesse Fortune was born in Macon, Mississippi. (1930)
He collapsed and died on stage August 31, 2009 while performing at Gene's Playmate Lounge in Chicago, Illinois. He was 79 years old.

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85 years ago, Guitarist Martin Oliver Grosz was born in Berlin, Germany. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marty Grosz!

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83 years ago, Jazz Musician Donald Rafael Garrett was born in El Dorado, Arkansas. (1932)
Rafael Garrett died August 17, 1989 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 57 years old.

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81 years ago, Percussionist William Correa was born in Spanish Harlem, N.Y. (1934)
Willie Bobo died of cancer September 15, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. He was 49 years old.

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77 years ago, Percussionist Louie Ramirez was born in New York, N.Y. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Louie!

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76 years ago, Guitarist John Aloysius Fahey was born in Takoma Park, Maryland. (1939)
John Fahey died February 22, 2001 in Salem, Oregon. He was 61 years old.

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76 years ago, Saxophonist Charles Gayle was born in Buffalo, New York. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charles!

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75 years ago, Joseph Alfred Souter was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1940)
Joe South died September 5, 2012 in Flowery Branch, Georgia. He was 72 years old.

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Brian Jones and Mick Jagger

73 years ago, Rolling Stones Founder Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. (1942)
Brian Jones was found dead July 3, 1969 in his home swimming pool in Hartford, England. He was 27 years old.

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73 years ago, Percussionist James Levi was born. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to James!

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71 years ago, Singer Barbara Jean Acklin was born in Oakland California. (1944)
Barbara Acklin died November 27, 1998 in Omaha, Nebraska. She was 54 years old.

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69 years ago, Singer Ysaye Maria Barnwell was born in New York, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ysaye Barnwell!

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

69 years ago, Don Ciccone was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Pierre Doerge was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pierre Dřrge!

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69 years ago, Singer Rita Wright was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1946)
Syreeta died July 5, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. She was 58 years old.

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67 years ago, Singer Bernadette Lazzara was born in Queens, N.Y. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bernadette Peters

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58 years ago, Drummer Philip Gabriel Gould was born in Hong Kong. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Phil Gould!

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58 years ago, Guitarist/Vocalist Jabu Khanyile was born in Mofolo, Soweto, South Africa. (1957)
He died November 12, 2006 in Soweto, South Africa. He was 49 years old.

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Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson

58 years ago, Cindy Wilson of the B-52's was born in Athens, Georgia. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cindy!

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52 years ago, Saxophonist Bobby Jaspar died in New York, N.Y. He was 37 years old. (1963)
He was born February 20, 1926 in Ličge, Belgium.

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47 years ago, Singer Frankie Lymon died of a drug overdose in New York, N.Y. He was 26 years old. (1968)
He was born September 30, 1942 in New York, N.Y.

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47 years ago, Singer/Actress Juanita Hall died in Bayshore, N.Y. She was 66 years old. (1968)
Juanita Long was born November 6, 1901 in Keyport, N.J.

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46 years ago, Mandolinist Uppalapu Shrinivas was born in Palakol, Andhra Pradesh, India. (1969)
U. Shrinivas died September 19, 2014 in Chennai, India. He was 45 years old.

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44 years ago, Fiddlin' Arthur Smith died in McEwen, Tennessee. He was 72 years old. (1971)
He was born April 10, 1898 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.

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43 years ago, Singer Tito Rodriguez died of leukemia in New York, N.Y. He was 49 years old. (1972)
He was born January 4, 1923 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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38 years ago, Jason Aldine Williams was born in Macon, Georgia. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jason Aldean!

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30 years ago, Singer David Byron died in Reading, England. He was 38 years old. (1985)
He was born January 29, 1947 in Epping, England.

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Illinois Jacquet and Russell Jacquet

25 years ago, Trumpeter Russell Jacquet died in Los Angeles, California. He was 72 years old. (1990)
Russell Robert Jacquet was born December 4, 1917 in St. Martinville, Louisiana.

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23 years ago, "Blues Queen" Sylvia Embry died in Chicago, Illinois. She was 50 years old. (1992)
Sylvia Lee Burton was born June 14, 1941 in Wabbaseka, Arkansas.

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19 years ago, Bluesman Herman "Ace" Wallace died in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 70 years old. (1996)
He was born June 18, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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15 years ago, Steel Guitarist Gary Boggs died in Charleston, West Virginia. He was 59 years old. (2000)
He was born during 1940 in Charleston, West Virginia.

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13 years ago, Violinist Helmut Zacharias died in Tessin, Switzerland. He was 82 years old. (2002)
He was born January 27, 1920 in Berlin, Germany.

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11 years ago, Singer Gene Allison died in Nashville, Tennessee. (2004)
Versle Eugene Allison was born August 29, 1934 in Pegram, Tennessee.

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8 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Billy Thorpe died in Sydney, Australia. He was 60 years old. (2007)
William Richard Thorpe was born March 29, 1946 in Manchester, England.

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7 years ago, Singer/Keyboardist Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five died in London, England. He was 64 years old. (2008)
Michael George Smith was born December 6, 1943 in London, England.

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5 years ago, T-Bone Wolk died in Pawling, N.Y. He was 58 years old. (2010)
Tom Wolk was born December 24, 1951 in New York.

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3 years ago, Vodou Drummer Frisner Augustin died in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was 63 years old. (2012)
He was born March 1, 1948 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


February 27


125 years ago, Cornetist Freddie Keppard was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1890)
He died of tuberculosis July 15, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 43 years old.

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117 years ago, Singer Leo Watson was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1898)
He died of pneumonia May 2, 1950 in Los Angeles, California. He was 52 years old.

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108 years ago, Singer Mildred Rinker was born in Tekoa, Washington. (1907)
Mildred Bailey died December 12, 1951 of a heart attack in Poughkeepsie Washington. She was 44 years old.

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104 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Clarence Garlow was born in Beaumont, Texas. (1911)
He died July 24, 1986 in Beaumont, Texas. He was 75 years old.

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95 years ago, Pianist/Arranger Jose Melis Guiu was born in Havana, Cuba. (1920)
Jose Melis died April 7, 2005 in Sun City, Arizona. He was 85 years old.

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92 years ago, Saxophonist Dexter Gordon was born in Los Angeles, California. (1923)
He died April 25, 1990 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 67 years old.

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92 years ago, Guitarist Charles Jagelka was born in New York, N.Y. (1923)
Chuck Wayne died July 29, 1997 in White Plains, N.Y. He was 74 years old.

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91 years ago, Saxophonist Jesse Powell was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1924)
He died October 19, 1982 in New York, N.Y. He was 58 years old.

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90 years ago, Rock & Roll Pioneer Sidney Louis Gunter was born in Birmingham Alabama. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hardrock Hunter!

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(top) Red Tyler, John Boudreaux, Roy Montrell, Chuck Badie (bottom) Melvin Lastie, Harold Battiste

87 years ago, Guitarist Roy Montrell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1928)
He died March 16, 1979 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was 51 years old.

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83 years ago, Actress Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born in London, England. (1932)
Liz Taylor died March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. She was 79 years old.

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75 years ago, Drummer Les Hooper was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Les!

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72 years ago, Bluesman James Olin Burns was born on the Hilliard Plantation in Dublin, Mississippi. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy Burns!

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70 years ago, Singer Carl Anderson was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. (1945)
He died February 23, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. He was 57 years old.

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67 years ago, Bluesman Matthew Robinson was born in East Austin, Texas. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matthew!

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Photo by: Paul Roland Williams

64 years ago, British Rocker Steven Nice was born in London, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve Harley!

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Photo by Jim Crowley

61 years ago, Guitarist Neal Schon was born in San Mateo, California. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Neal!

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60 years ago, Pianist Glenn Atsushi Horiuchi was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1955)
Glenn Horiuchi died of cancer June 3, 2000 in Los Angeles, California. He was 45 years old.

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56 years ago, Drummer Clayton Cameron was born in Los Angeles, California. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clayton!

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54 years ago, Percussionist Leon Mobley was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leon!

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54 years ago, Country Singer Johnny Roy Van Zant was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny Van Zant!

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53 years ago, Alto Saxophonist Rob Brown was born in Hampton, Virginia. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rob!

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50 years ago, Pianist Joey Calderazzo was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joey!

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Pictured From Top (L - R) Bob Nolan, Pat Brady, Karl Farr, Hugh Farr, Lloyd Perryman and Tim Spencer

43 years ago, Guitarist/Actor Pat Brady died in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was 57 years old. (1972)
Robert Ellsworth O'Brady was born December 31, 1914 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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37 years ago, Bassist Shonna Tucker was born in Athens, Georgia. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shonna!

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34 years ago, Singer Joshua Winslow Groban was born in Los Angeles, California. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Josh Groban!

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34 years ago, Banjoist Noam Pikelny was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Noam !

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34 years ago, Bassist Ike Isaacs died in Sydney, Australia. He was 57 years old. (1981)
Charles Isaacs was born March 28, 1923 in England.

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Bernice Turner Prather and Othar Turner

12 years ago, (Daughter and Father) Drummer Bernice Turner Prather and Fife player Othar Turner died in Como, Mississippi. He was 94 years old. She was 48 years old. (2003)
Bernice Turner Prather was born October 7, 1954 in Gravel Springs, Mississippi.
Othar Turner was born June 2, 1908 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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8 years ago, Percussionist Bobby Rosengarden died in Sarasota, Florida. He was 82 years old. (2007)
Robert Marshall Rosengarden was born April 23, 1924 in Elgin, Illinois.

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7 years ago, Slack Key Guitarist Raymond Kane died in Nanakuli, Oahu, Hawaii. He was 82 years old. (2008)
Raymond Kaleoalohapoinaoleohelemanu Kane was born October 2, 1925 in Koloa, Kaua'i, Hawaii.

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Bobby Espinoza Second From Left

5 years ago, Bobby Espinoza died in Los Angeles, California. He was 60 years old. (2010)
Robert Espinoza was born April 29, 1949 in Los Angeles, California.

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4 years ago, Bluesman Eddie Kirkland died in a Tampa, Florida auto accident. He was 87 years old. (2011)
He was born August 16, 1923 in Jamaica.

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2 years ago, Pianist Van Cliburn died in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 78 years old. (2013)
Harvey Lavan Cliburn, Jr. was born July 12, 1934 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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2 years ago, Singer Richard Street died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 70 years old. (2013)
He was born October 5, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan.


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