Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i!


November 27


110 years ago, Violinist Eddie South was born in Louisiana, Missouri. (1904)
He died April 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 57 years old.

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104 years ago, Saxophonist Ray Herbeck was born in Los Angeles, Califronia. (1910)
He died January 17, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 88 years old.

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102 years ago, Musician Maurice Marcellino was born in San Francisco, California. (1912)
Muzzy Marcellino died June 11, 1997 in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 84 years old.

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100 years ago, Bassist Warren Vaché, Sr. was born in New York, N.Y. (1914)
He died February 4, 2005 in Rahway, N.J. He was 90 years old.

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Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob

97 years ago, Howdy Doody Time Star Robert Schmidt was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1917)
'Buffalo Bob' Smith died July 30, 1998 in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He was 80 years old.

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95 years ago, Saxophonist Ernest Alvin Archia, Jr. was born in Groveton, Texas. (1919)
Tom Archia died January 16, 1977 in Houston, Texas. He was 57 years old.

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90 years ago, Rockabilly Star Lewi Werly Fairburn was born near Folsom, Louisiana. (1924)
Werly Fairburn died of lung-cancer January 18, 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 60 years old.

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84 years ago, Trombonist Raymond Fonsèque was born in Paris, France. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Raymond!

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80 years ago, Drummer Al Jackson, Jr. (of Booker T. and the MG's fame) was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1934)
He was murdered October 1, 1975 in his Memphis, Tennessee home. He was 40 years old.

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77 years ago, Bassist Wilber Morris was born in Los Angeles, California. (1937)
He died August 8, 2002 in Livingston, New Jersey. He was 64 years old.

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74 years ago, Martial Arts Star/Actor Lee Jun-Fan was born in San Francisco, California. (1940)
Bruce Lee died July 20, 1973 in Hong Kong. He was 32 years old.

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73 years ago, Country Star Edward Thomas was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1941)
Eddie Rabbitt died of lung cancer May 7, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 56 years old.

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73 years ago, Pianist Louis Van Dijk was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Louis!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Johnny Allen Hendrix was born at King County Hospital in Seattle, Washington. (1942)
Jimi Hendrix died September 18, 1970 in London, England. He was 27 years old.

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67 years ago, Keyboardist Bobby Forrester was born in New York, N.Y. (1947)
He died November 23, 2003 in New York, N.Y. He was 55 years old.

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65 years ago, Bluesman Fabio Treves was born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fabio!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Daryl Stuermer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Daryl!

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Dan Gotlieb, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays and Mark Egan

61 years ago, Keyboardist Lyle David Mays was born in Wausaukee, Wisconsin. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lyle Mays!

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59 years ago, Jazz Basoonist Michael Rabinowitz was born in Bethany, Colorado. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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55 years ago, Guitarist Charles Burchill was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlie Burchill!

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54 years ago, Arranger Maria Schneider was born in Windom, Minnesota. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maria!

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53 years ago, Trumpeter Rebecca Coupe Franks was born in San Jose, California. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rebecca!

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52 years ago, Saxophonist Steven Eugene Grove was born in Hagerstown, Maryland. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Euge Groove!

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48 years ago, Keyboardist Jacky Terrasson was born in Berlin, Germany. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jacky!

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37 years ago, Bluesman Peg Leg Sam died in Jonesville, South Carolina. He was 65 years old. (1977)
Arthur Jackson was born Decemnber 18, 1911 in Jonesville, South Carolina.

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33 years ago, Actress/Singer Lotte Lenya died in New York, N.Y. She was 83 years old. (1981)
Karoline Charlotte Blamauer was born October 18, 1898 in Penzing, Hungary.

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27 years ago, Country Singer Charline Arthur died in Pocatello, Idaho. She was 58 years old. (1987)
Charline Highsmith was born September 2, 1929 in Henrietta, Texas.

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16 years ago, Singer Barbara Acklin died in Omaha, Nebraska. She was 54 years old. (1998)
Barbara Jean Acklin was born February 28, 1944 in Oakland California.

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15 years ago, Blues Pianist Johnny "Big Moose" Walker died of a stroke in Chicago, Illinois. He was 72 years old. (1999)
He was born June 27, 1927 in Stoneville, Mississippi.

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9 years ago, Singer Joe Jones died in Los Angeles, California. He was 79 years old. (2005)
Joseph Jones was born August 12, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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9 years ago, Folk Musician Fritz Richmond died in Portland, Oregon. He was 66 years old. (2005)
John B. Richmond, Jr. was born July 10, 1939 in Newton, Massachussetts.

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8 years ago, Tuba Player Don Butterfield died in Clifton, N.J. He was 83 years old. (2006)
He was born April 1, 1923 in Centralia, Washington.

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6 years ago, Bassist Pekka Pohjola died in Finland. He was 56 years old. (2008)
Jussi Pekka Pohjola was born January 13, 1952 in Finland.

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5 years ago, Singer Al Albert died in Arcadia, Florida. He was 87 years old. (2009)
Al Albertini was born August 10, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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5 years ago, Bess Hawes died in Portland, Oregon. She was 88 years old. (2009)
Bess Lomax Hawes was born January 21, 1921 in Austin, Texas.

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5 years ago, Pianist/Composer Hale Smith died in Freeport, N.Y. He was 84 years old. (2009)
He was born June 29, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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2 years ago, Guitarist Mickey Baker died in Montastruc-la-Conseillère, France. He was 87 years old. (2012)
McHouston Baker was born October 15, 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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1 year ago, Blues Pianist Aaron Moore died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 95 years old. (2013)
He was born February 11, 1918 in Greenwood, Mississippi.


November 26

Paul "Hezzie" Trietsch, Gil Taylor, Ken Trietsch and Gabe Ward

110 years ago, Clarinetist Charles Otto "Gabe" Ward was born in Knightstown, Indiana. (1904)
He died January 14, 1992 in Indiana. He was 87 years old.

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108 years ago, Saxophonists/Band Leaders Arthur and George McFarland were born in Long Island, N.Y. (1906)
Hauoli la Hanau to Arthur! (if you're still out there ;-)
George died during 1997. He was 91 years old.

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105 years ago, Western Swing Bassist Jimmie Revard was born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. (1909)
He died April 12, 1991 in Texas. He was 81 years old.

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99 years ago, Pianist Earl Wild was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1915)
Hauoli la Hanau to Earl!

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Ahmet and Neshui Ertegun

97 years ago, Atlantic Records Producer Nesuhi Ertegun was born November 26, 1917 in Istanbul, Turkey. (1917)
He died April 15, 1989 in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old.

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90 years ago, Songwriter Robert Sharp was born in Topeka, Kansas. (1924)
Bobby Sharp died January 29, 2013 in Alameda, California. He was 88 years old.

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87 years ago, Bluesman Hosea Leavy was born in Altheimer, Arkansas. (1927)
He died August 12, 2008 in Fresno, California. He was 80 years old.

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82 years ago, Euphonium Player Bernard Atwell McKinney was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kiane Zawadi!

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81 years ago, Singer/Actor Robert Gerard Goulet was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. (1933)
Robert Goulet died October 30, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. He was 73 years old.

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Mike Bloomfield,Paul Butterfield,Sam Lay,Elvin Bishop and Jerome Arnold

78 years ago, Bassist Jerome Arnold was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerome!

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77 years ago, Bassist Robert Kreinar was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1937)
Bob Babbitt died July 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 74 years old.

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Jim Sundquist and Phil Humphrey

77 years ago, Fendermen Guitarist Phil Humphrey was born in Niagra, Wisconsin. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Phil

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Jim Sundquist and Phil Humphrey

77 years ago, Fendermen Guitarist James Sundquist was born in Madison, Wisconsin. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim Sundquist

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Tina with Ike Turner

76 years ago, Singer Anna Mae Bullock was born in Nutbush, Tennessee. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tina Turner!

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76 years ago, Bluesman Travis Haddix was born in Hatcha Bottom, Mississippi. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to "The Moonchild"!

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76 years ago, Blues Guitarist Curley Mays was born in Maxie, Acadia Parish, Louisiana. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Curley!

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75 years ago, Saxophonist Art Themen was born in Manchester, England. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Art!

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74 years ago, Singer Lonnie Thurman Cook was born in Kansas City, Kansas. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lonnie Cook!

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74 years ago, Guitarist David Michael Gordon Graham was born in Hinckley, Liecestershire, England. (1940)
Davey Graham died December 15, 2008 in London, England. He was 68 years old.

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73 years ago, Guitarist Amos Garrett was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Amos!

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70 years ago, Soul Singer Jean Terrell was born in Missississippi. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jean!

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70 years ago, "Singer" Florence Foster Jenkins died in New York, N.Y. She was 76 years old. (1944)
Narcissa Florence Foster was born July 19, 1868 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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69 years ago, Guitarist Jim Mullen was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim!

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68 years ago, Singer Raymond Louis Kennedy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray Kennedy!

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68 years ago, Fleetwood Mac Bassist John Graham McVie was born in London, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to John McVie!

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66 years ago, Singer Clara McDaniel was born in Pontiac, Michigan. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Big" Clara McDaniel!

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62 years ago, Bassist Mark Dresser was born in Los Angeles, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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61 years ago, Drummer Steve Mugalian was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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Bill Dye, C. Jaisson H. Taylor (standing), Little Hatch and Joe Whitfield

61 years ago, Bassist Joe Whitfield was born in Miami, Florida. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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58 years ago, Trombonist/Band Leader Tommy Dorsey accidentally choked to death in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was 51 years old. (1956)
Thomas Francis Dorsey, Jr. was born November 19, 1905 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania.

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56 years ago, Bandleader Tiny Bradshaw died of a stroke in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 53 years old. (1958)
Myron Bradshaw was born September 23, 1905 in Youngstown, Ohio.

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52 years ago, Country Singer Linda Kaye Davis was born in Dodson, Texas. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Linda Davis!

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49 years ago Bernard Allison was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to B. A.!

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49 years ago, Singer/Bassist Steve Grisaffe was born in New Iberia, Louisiana. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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48 years ago, Bluesman Harold Burrage died of a heart attack in Chicago, Illinois. He was 35 years old. (1966)
He was born March 30, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois.

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38 years ago, Country Singer Joseph Edward Nichols was born in Rogers, Arkansas. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe Nichols!

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36 years ago, Trombonist Frank Rosolino committed suicide after murdering his two young sons in Los Angeles, California. He was 52 years old. (1978)
He was born August 20, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan.

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33 years ago, Pop Singer Natasha Anne Bedingfield was born in Sussex, England. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Natasha Bedingfield!

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30 years ago, Drummer Benjamin Wysocki was born in Denver, Colorado. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ben Wysocki!

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29 years ago, Rapper Dreux Pierre Frédéric was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lil' Fizz!

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27 years ago, Singer Aubrey Collins was born in Denver, Colorado. (1987)
Hauoli la Hanau to Aubrey!

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8 years ago, Pianist/Singer Robert "H-Bomb" Ferguson died in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 77 years old. (2006)
He was born May 9, 1929 in Charleston, S.C.

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3 years ago, Drummer Keef Hartley died in Preston, Lancashire. He was 67 years old. (2011)
He was born March 8, 1944 in Preston, Lancashire.

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1 year ago, Singer Arieh "Arik" Einstein died in Tel Aviv, Israel. He was 75 years old. (2013)
He was born January 3, 1939 in Tel Aviv, Israel.


November 25


117 years ago, Pianist William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith was born in Goshen, New York. (1897)
Willie "The Lion" Smith died April 18, 1973 in New York, N.Y. He was 75 years old.

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109 years ago, Bandleader Will Osborne was born in Canada. (1905)
He died October 22, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.

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100 years ago, Bluesman Edward Riley Boyd was born in Stovall, Mississippi. (1914)
Eddie Boyd died July 13, 1994 in Helsinki, Finland. He was 79 years old.

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99 years ago, Clarinetist/Saxophonist Gus Peter Bivona was born in New London, Connecticut. (1915)
Gus Bivona died January 5, 1996 in Woodland Hills, California. He was 80 years old.

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90 years ago, Saxophonist Paul Emil Breitenfeld was born in San Francisco, California. (1924)
Paul Desmond died of lung cancer May 30, 1977 in New York, N.Y. He was 52 years old.

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89 years ago, "The Banjoman" Derrol Adams was born in Portlands, Oregon. (1925)
He died February 6, 2000 in Antwerp, Belgium. He was 74 years old.

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89 years ago, Trombonist Matthew Gee was born in Houston, Texas. (1925)
He died July 18, 1979 in New York, N.Y. He was 53 years old.

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86 years ago, Pianist Richard McQueen Wellstood was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. (1927)
Dick Wellstood died July 24, 1987 in Palo Alto, California. He was 59 years old.

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86 years ago, Bluesman Jimmy Johnson was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy Johnson!

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86 years ago, Singer Etta Jones was born in Aiken, South Carolina. (1928)
She died of cancer October 16, 2001 in Mount Vernon, New York. She was 72 years old.

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85 years ago, Saxophonist Royal G. Bryant was born in Huntington, West Virginia. (1929)
Rusty Bryant died March 25, 1991 in Columbus, Ohio. He was 61 years old.

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Nat and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

83 years ago, Trumpeter Nathaniel Adderley was born in Tampa, Florida. (1931)
Nat Adderly died January 2, 2000 in Lakeland, Florida. He was 68 years old.

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79 years ago, Reedman Michel Portal was born in Bayonne, France. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michel!

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73 years ago, Singer Percy Sledge was born in Leighton, Alabama. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Percy!

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71 years ago, Bluesman Jerry Portnoy was born in Evanston, Illinois. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry!

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71 years ago, Drummer Jerry Porter was born. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry!

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70 years ago, Drummer Beverly Bevan was born in Birmingham, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bev Bevan!

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70 years ago, Singer Bob Lind was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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68 years ago, Percussionist Guilherme Franco was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Guilherme!

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65 years ago, Singer/Dancer Mr. Bojangles died in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old. (1949)
Bill Robinson was born May 25, 1878 in Richmond, Virginia.

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64 years ago, "Disco Diva" Jocelyn Brown was born in Kingston, N.C. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jocelyn!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Derek Roy Bromham was born in Acton, London, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Del Bromham!

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62 years ago, Trombonist Rex Allen was born in San Leandro, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rex!

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Stan Skibby and Leszek Cichonski

57 years ago, Guitarist Leszek Cichonski was born in Wroclaw, Poland. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leszek!

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57 years ago, Guitarist Honey Davis was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Honey!

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55 years ago, Guitarist Steve Rothery was born in Brampton Bierlow, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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54 years ago, Singer Amy Lee Grant was born in Augusta, Georgia. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Amy Grant!

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50 years ago, Bassist Eric Grossman was born in New York, N.Y. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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50 years ago, Mark William Lanegan was born in Ellensburg, Washington. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark Lanegan!

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49 years ago, Guitarist Timothy Lockwood Armstrong was born in Berkely, California. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim Armstrong!

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48 years ago, Singer Stacy Lattisaw was born in Washington, D.C. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stacy!

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48 years ago, Trumpeter Terrell Stafford was born in Downington, Pennsylvania. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terrell!

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47 years ago, Cajun Musician Joseph "Cookie" Chavis was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cookie!

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47 years ago, Guitarist Rodney Sheppard was born in Newport Beach, California. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rodney!

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46 years ago, Rapper Erick Sermon was born in Bay City, N.Y. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Erick !

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40 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Nick Drake died from an overdose of antidepressant medication at his parent's home in Tanworth-in-Arden, England. He was 26 years old. (1974)
Nicholas Drake was born June 19, 1948 in Rangoon, Burma.

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James Brown, Waymon Reed, Kush Griffith, Fred Wesley,Peewee Ellis. (Maceo Parker and St. Clair Pinckney with backs to camera.)

31 years ago, Trumpeter Waymon Reed died of cancer in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 43 years old. (1983)
He was born January 10, 1940 in Fayetteville, N.C.

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31 years ago, Trumpeter Clifford Thornton died in Geneva, Switzerland. He was 47 years old. (1983)
Clifford Edward Thornton III was born September 6, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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17 years ago, Bluesman Fenton Robinson died of brain cancer. He was 62 years old. (1997)
He was born September 23, 1935 in Minter City, Mississippi.

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16 years ago, Comedian Flip Wilson died in Malibu, California. He was 64 years old. (1998)
Clerow Wilson was born December 8, 1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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9 years ago, Musician/Songwriter Jerry Lynn Williams died in St. Maarten. (2005)
He was born during 1948 in Dallas, Texas.

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

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2 years ago, Singer Earl "Speedo" died in New York, N.Y. He was 75 years old. (2012)
Earl Carroll was born November 2, 1937 in New York, N.Y.

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1 year ago, Drummer Chico Hamilton died in New York, N.Y. He was 92 years old. (2013)
Forestorn Hamilton was born September 21, 1921 in Los Angeles, California.


November 24


146 years ago, The "King of Ragtime" Scott Joplin was born in Bowie City, Texas. (1868)
He died April 1, 1917 in New York, N.Y. He was 48 years old.

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Harry Barris, Bing Crosby and Al Rinker

109 years ago, Pianist/Singer Harry Barris was born in New York, N.Y. (1905)
He died December 13, 1962 in Burbank, California. He was 56 years old.

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109 years ago, Pianist Vee Lawnhurst New York, N.Y. (1905)
She died May 16, 1992 in New York, N.Y. She was 86 years old.

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102 years ago, Pianist Theodore Shaw Wilson was born in Austin, Texas. (1912)
Teddy Wilson died July 31, 1986 in New Britain, Connecticut. He was 73 years old.

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96 years ago, Guitarist/Organist William Davis was born in Glasgow, Missouri. (1918)
Wild Bill Davis died August 17, 1995 in Moorestown, New Jersey. He was 76 years old.

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91 years ago, Baritone Saxophonist Serge Chaloff was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1923)
He died July 16, 1957 in Boston, Massachussetts. He was 33 years old.

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91 years ago, Musian/Sue Records Founder Henry 'Juggy' Murray Jr. was born in Charleston, South Carolina. (1923)
Juggy Murray Jones died February 8, 2005 at his home in New York, N.Y. He was 81 years old.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist Alvin Gilbert Cohn was born in New York, N.Y. (1925)
Al Cohn died February 15, 1988 in Stroudsburg, Virginia. He was 62 years old.

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81 years ago, Cornetist Bob Barnard was born in Melbourne, Australia. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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75 years ago, Drummer Carl Bunch was born in Big Spring, Texas. (1939)
He died March 26, 2011 in Lancaster, California. He was 71 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer Jim Yester was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim!

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74 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter Johnny Carver was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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73 years ago, The Beatles' Original Drummer Randolph Peter Best was born in Madras, India. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pete Best!

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73 years ago, Bassist Donald Dunn was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1941)
Duck Dunn died May 13, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. He ws 70 years old.

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73 years ago, Guitarist Gary Boyle was born in Patna, India. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary!

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Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson

72 years ago, Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was born in West Memphis, Arkansas. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wayne!

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71 years ago, Keyboardist Richard Edward Tee was born in New York, N.Y. (1943)
Richard Tee died of cancer July 21, 1993 in the Bronx, N.Y. He was 49 years old.

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71 years ago, Folk Musician Robin Williamson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robin!

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69 years ago, Keyboardist/Entrepeneur Lee Michaels was born in Los Angeles, California. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee Michaels!

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67 years ago, Saxophonist Anatoly Petrovich Vapirov was born in Berdyansk, Ukraine. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anatoly!

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65 years ago, Singer Anita Louis of the Soul Children was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anita!

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61 years ago, Fiddler James Bryan was born in Mentone, Alabama. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to James!

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Photo by Peter Kuehl

59 years ago, Drummer Clem Burke was born in New York, N.Y. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clem!

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57 years ago, Guitarist Christopher John Hayes was born in Sacramento, California. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Hayes!

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54 years ago, Bassist Edgar Meyer was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Edgar!

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53 years ago, Rocker "Whitey" Pullen died of cancer in Los Angeles, California. He was 31 years old. (1961)
Dwight Pullen was born March 5, 1931 in Blountsville, Alabama.

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51 years ago, Bassist Scott Colley was born in Los Angeles, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Scott!

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50 years ago, Bluesman Buster Pickens died in Houston, Texas. He was 48 years old. (1964)
Edwin Goodwin Pickens was born June 3, 1916 in Hempstead, Texas.

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46 years ago, Singer Dawn Sherrese Robinson was born in New London, Connecticut. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dawn Robinson!

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45 years ago, Blues Saxman John "J.T." Brown died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 51 years old. (1969)
He was born April 2, 1918 in Mississippi.

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Thelonious Monk and Hall Overton

42 years ago, Pianist Hall Overton died in New York, N.Y. He was 52 years old. (1972)
He was born February 29, 1920 in New York, N.Y.

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29 years ago, Singer Big Joe Turner died in Inglewood, California. He was 74 years old. (1985)
Joseph Vernon Turner was born May 18, 1911 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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23 years ago, Queen Vocalist Freddie Mercury died in London, England. He was 45 years old. (1991)
Farrokh Bulsara was born September 5, 1946 in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

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June Tyson and Sun Ra

22 years ago, Vocalist June Tyson died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was 56 years old. (1992)
She was born February 5, 1936 in Albermarle, North Carolina.

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21 years ago, "The Master of the Telecaster" Albert Collins died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 61 years old. (1993)
He was born October 1, 1932 in Leona, Texas.

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Teddy and Doyle Wilburn

11 years ago, Country Musician Teddy Wilburn died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 52 years old. (2003)
Thurman Theodore Wilburn was born November 30, 1931 in Hardy, Arkansas.

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8 years ago, Bassist Walter Booker died in New York, N.Y. He was 72 years old. (2006)
He was born December 17, 1933 in Prairie View, Texas.

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8 years ago, Singer Robert McFerrin, Sr. died in St. Louis. Missouri. He was 85 years old. (2006)
He was born March 19, 1921 in Marianna, Arkansas.

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Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert

2 years ago, Music Producer and Manager Chris Stamp died in New York, N.Y. He was 70 years old. (2012)
Christopher Thomas Stamp was born July 7, 1942 in London, England.


November 23


127 years ago, Actor William Henry Pratt was born in South London, England. (1887)
Boris Karloff died February 2, 1969 in Midhurst, Sussex, England. He was 81 years old.

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126 years ago, Singer Alfred A. Bernard was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1888)
Al Bernard died March 6, 1949 in New York, N.Y. He was 60 years old.

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126 years ago, Actor Adolph Arthur Marx was born in New York, N.Y. (1888)
Harpo Marx died September 28 1964 in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old.

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118 years ago, Singer/Actress Ruth Etting was born in David City, Nebraska. (1896)
She died September 24, 1978 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was 81 years old.

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Benny Carter, Jimmy Powell, Carl Frye, Ernie Powell, Sammy Davis and Tyree Glenn.

102 years ago, Trombonist Tyree Evans Glenn was born in Corsicana, Texas. (1912)
Tyree Glenn died May 18, 1974 in Englewood, N.J. He was 61 years old.

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91 years ago, Singer Al Smith was born in Bolivar City, Mississippi. (1923)
He died February 7, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 50 years old.

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89 years ago, Composer Johnny Mandel was born in New York, N.Y. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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88 years ago, Bluesman Rural L. Burnside was born in Oxford, Mississippi. (1926)
R.L. Burnside died September 1, 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 78 years old.

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85 years ago, Singer Gloria Mia Wilson was born in New York, N.Y. (1929)
Gloria Lynne died October 8, 2013 in Newark, N.J. She was 83 years old.

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Pat Patrick, Julian Priester, Sun Ra, John Gilmore, Dave Young, Robert Barry, Richard Evans, and Jim Herndon

85 years ago, Saxophonist Pat Patrick was born in East Moline, Illinois. (1929)
He died December 31, 1991 in Moline, Illinois. He was 62 years old.

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84 years ago, Robert Easton Burke was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1930)
Robert Easton died December 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. He was 81 years old.

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80 years ago, Bassist Victor Gaskin was born in New York, N.Y. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Victor!

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79 years ago, Drummer Alvin Fielder was born in Meridian, Mississippi. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alvin!

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79 years ago, Singer Mary Lane was born in Clarendon, Arkansas. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mary!

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75 years ago, Singer Betty Everett was born in Greenwood, Mississippi. (1939)
She died August 17, 2001 in Beloit, Wisconsin. She was 61 years old.

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Gerry and Freddie Marsden, John 'Les' Chadwick and Les Maguire

74 years ago, Drummer Freddie Marsden was born in Liverpool, England. (1940)
He died of cancer December 9, 2006 in Southport, England. He was 66 years old.

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72 years ago, Saxophonist/Flautist Jirí Stivín was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jirí!

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71 years ago, Bassist Ray Drummond was born in Brookline, Massachussetts. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray!

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Photo by John Hart

69 years ago, Bluesman John Louis Sibley was born in Greenville, Mississippi. (1945)
Johnny Dollar died August 29, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 62 years old.

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67 years ago, Folk Singer John Studebaker Hardy was born in South Bend, Indiana. (1947)
Jack Hardy died March 11, 2011 in Greenwich Village, N.Y.

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67 years ago, Trumpeter Mustafa Melton was born in Miami, Florida. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mustafa!

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66 years ago, "The Bebop King of Sweden" Stan Hasselgård was killed in a Decatur, Illinois car crash. He was 26 years old. (1948)
Ake Hasselgård was born October 4, 1922 in Sundsvall, Sweden.

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66 years ago, Singer Alan Paul was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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60 years ago, Saxophonist Pete Allen was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pete!

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60 years ago, Musician Bruce Hornsby was born in Williamsburg, Virginia. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruce!

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Rick Hines, Bob Dublon and Steve Shattah

60 years ago, Drummer Robert Eugene Rowland was born in Norfolk, Virginia. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob Dublon!

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59 years ago, Bluesman Mike Markowitz was born in Queens, N.Y. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Little Mike!

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59 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Gail “Mojo” Muldrow was born in San Francisco, California. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gail!

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59 years ago, Actor Shemp Howard of The Three Stooges died of a heart attack in Hollywood, California. He was 60 years old. (1955)
Samuel Horwitz was born March 17, 1895 in Brooklyn New York.

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54 years ago, Guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jean-Paul!

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54 years ago, Bluegrass Musician Charlie Sizemore was born in Richmond, Kentucky. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlie!

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45 years ago, The "King of Western Swing" Spade Cooley died of a heart attack in the Vaccaville, California prison. He was 58 years old. (1969)
Donell C. Cooley was born December 17, 1910 in Grand, Oklahoma.

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29 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Al Terry died in Kaplan, Louisiana. He was 63 years old. (1985)
Allison Joseph Theriot, Jr. was born January 14, 1922 in Kaplan, Louisiana.

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27 years ago, Bluesman Luke 'Long Gone' Miles died in Los Angeles, California. He was 62 years old. (1987)
He was born May 8, 1925 in Lachute, Louisiana.

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22 years ago, Country Star Destiny Hope Cyrus was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1992)
Hauoli la Hanau to Miley Cyrus!

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22 years ago, Country Star Roy Acuff died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 89 years old. (1992)
Roy Claxton Acuff was born September 15, 1903 in Maynardsville, Tennessee.

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20 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Tommy Boyce committed suicide in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 55 years old. (1994)
He was born September 29, 1939 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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19 years ago, Saxophonist Junior Walker died in Battle Creek, Michigan. He was 64 years old. (1995)
Autry De Walt Mixon was born June 14, 1931 in Blytheville, Arkansas.

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14 years ago, Singer Bob B. Soxx died in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old. (2000)
Bobby Sheen was born May 17, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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13 years ago, Soul Singer O. C. Smith died in Los Angeles, California. He was 65 years old. (2001)
Ocie Lee Smith was born June 21, 1936 in Mansfield, Louisiana.

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11 years ago, Keyboardist Bobby Forrester died in New York, N.Y. He was 55 years old. (2003)
He was born November 27, 1947 in New York, N.Y.

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8 years ago, Singer Anita O'Day died in Los Angeles, California. She was 87 years old. (2006)
Anita Belle Colton was born October 18, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois.

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6 years ago, Guitarist Robert Lucas died of a drug overdose in Long Beach, California. He was 46 years old. (2008)
He was born July 25, 1962 in Long Beach, California.

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3 years ago, Reggae Musician Barry Llewellyn died in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 64 years old. (2011)
He was born during 1947 in Trenchtown, Jamaica.

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1 year ago, Country Singer Wayne Mills was shot and killed by a bar owner in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 44 years old. (2013)
Jerald Wayne Mills was born during 1969 in Arab, Tennessee.


November 22


115 years ago, Song Writer Howard Hoagland Carmichael was born in Bloomington, Indiana. (1899)
Hoagy Carmichael died December 27, 1981 in Palm Springs, California. He was 82 years old.

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115 years ago, Pianist Whistlin' Alex Moore was born in Dallas, Texas. (1899)
He died January 20, 1989 in Dallas, Texas. He was 89 years old.

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103 years ago, Saxophonist/Clarinetist Ernesto Caceres was born in Rockport, Texas. (1911)
Ernie Caceres died January 10, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas. He was 59 years old.

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102 years ago, Country Star Allen Doye O'Dell was born in Plainview, Texas. (1912)
Doye O'Dell died January 3, 2001 in Newhall, California. He was 88 years old.

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93 years ago, Comedian Jacob Cohen was born in Babylon, N.Y. (1921)
Rodney Dangerfield died October 5, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. He was 82 years old.

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89 years ago, Composer Gunther Alexander Schuller was born in Jackson Heights, N.Y. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gunther Schuller!

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87 years ago, Saxophonist Grady "Fats" Jackson was born in Asheville, N.C. (1927)
He died January 17, 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 67 years old.

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87 years ago, Trombonist James M. Knepper was born in Los Angeles, California. (1927)
Jimmy Knepper died June 14, 2003 in Triadelphia, West Virginia. He was 75 years old.

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82 years ago, Pianist Al Plank was born in Muncie, Indiana. (1932)
He died April 8, 2003 in Novato, California. He was 70 years old.

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74 years ago, Comedian Terry Gilliam was born in Medicine Lake, Minnesota. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry!

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73 years ago, Bassist Ronald Dix McClure was born in New Haven, Connecticut. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron McClure!

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73 years ago, Pop Star Terry Stafford was born in Hollis, Oklahoma. (1941)
He died of liver problems March 17, 1996 in Amarillo, Texas. He was 54 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Perry Miller was born in New York, N.Y. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jesse Colin Young!

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71 years ago, Songwriter Lorenz Hart died in New York, N.Y. He was 48 years old. (1943)
He was born May 2, 1895 in New York, NY.

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71 years ago, Drummer Floyd Sneed was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Floyd!

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69 years ago, Singer Angela Strehli was born in Lubbock, Texas. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Angela!

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68 years ago, Bassist Aston "Familyman" Barrett was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Familyman!

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67 years ago, Guitarist Roderick Michael Price was born in London, England. (1947)
Rod Price died March 22, 2005 after falling down a stairway in Wilton, N.H. He was 57 years old.

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66 years ago, Guitarist Steve Ferguson was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1948)
He died October 7, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 60 years old.

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64 years ago, Rocker/Actor Steven Van Zandt was born in Winthrop, Massachussetts. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Liitle Steven!

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64 years ago, Talking Heads Bassist Martina Weymouth was born in Coronado, California. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tina!

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Illustration by R. Crumb

63 years ago, Bluesman William Moore died in Warrenton, Virginia. He was 58 years old. (1951)
He was born March 3, 1893 in Tappahannock, Virginia.

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60 years ago, Pianist/Actor Craig Hundley was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Craig!

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58 years ago, Lawrence Gowan was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lawrence!

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55 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jason Ringenberg was born in Sheffield, Illinois. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jason!

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54 years ago, Banjoist Fred Van Eps died in Burbank, California. He was 81 years old. (1960)
He was born December 30, 1878 in Somerville, New Jersey.

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51 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. (1963)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachussetts.

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46 years ago, Bluesman Johnnie Temple died in Jackson, Mississippi. He was 62 years old.(1968)
He was born October 18, 1906 in Canton, Mississippi.

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44 years ago, Drummer Chris Fryar of the Zac Brown Band was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1970)
Hauoli La Hanau to Zac!

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43 years ago, Guitarist Fred Guy died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 74 years old. (1971)
He was born May 23, 1897 in Burkeville, Georgia.

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34 years ago, Mae West died in Los Angeles, California. She was 88 years old. (1980)
She was born August 17, 1892 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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30 years ago, Singer/Actress Scarlett I. Johansson was born in New york, N.Y. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Scarlett!

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28 years ago, Actor/Singer Scatman Crothers died of lung cancer in Van Nuys, California. He was 76 years old. (1986)
Benjamin Sherman Crothers was born May 23, 1910 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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17 years ago, Singer Michael Hutchence hung himself in his hotel room at the Ritz Carlton in Double Bay, Australia. He was 37 years old. (1997)
Michael Kelland Hutchence was born January 22, 1960 in Sydney, Australia.

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13 years ago, Producer Norman Granz died in Geneva, Switzerland. He was 85 years old. (2001)
He was born August 6, 1916 in Los Angeles, California.

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12 years ago, Trombonist Little Joe Baird died from injuries he had suffered during a brutal robbery in Oakland, California. He was 80 years old. (2002)
Taswell J. Baird, Jr. was born June 24, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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9 years ago, Saxophonist Ken MackIntosh died in South London, England. He was 86 years old. (2005)
He was born August 4, 1919 in Liversedge, West Yorkshire, England.

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3 years ago, Drummer Paul Motian died in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old. (2011)
Stephen Paul Motian was born March 25, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


November 20

(Back) Bill Johnson, sax; (Front) Clifton "Skeeter" Best, guitar; Egbert Victor, piano; Gus Gordon, drums; Jimmy Robinson, bass.

100 years ago, Guitarist Clifton Best was born in Kinston, North Carolina. (1914)
Clifton "Skeeter" Best died May 27, 1985 in New York, N.Y. He was 70 years old.

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94 years ago, Bluesman Pernell Charity was born in Waverly, Arkansas. (1920)
He died April 12, 1979 in Waverly, Arkansas. He was 58 years old.

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89 years ago, Singer Shirley Luster was born in Springfield, Illinois. (1925)
June Christy died June 21, 1990 in Los Angeles, California. She was 65 years old.

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82 years ago, Actor Donald Allison Durae was born in Long Beach, California. (1932)
Johnny Ringo died March 15, 2005 in Monarch Beach, California. He was 72 years old.

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75 years ago, Comedian Richard Smothers of The Smothers Brothers was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dickie Smothers!

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72 years ago, Rocker Norman Greenbaum was born in Malden, Massachussetts. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Norman!

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72 years ago, Composer/Vocalist/Filmmaker Meredith Monk was born in New York, N.Y. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Meredith!

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70 years ago, Music Producer Mike Vernon was born in Harrow, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Danny McBride was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Danny!

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68 years ago, Guitarist Howard Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1946)
Duane Allman died October 29, 1971 in a Macon, Georgia motorcycle accident. He was 24 years old.

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68 years ago, Singer John Colbert was born in Greeenville, Mississippi. (1946)
J. Blackfoot died November 30, 2011 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 65 years old.

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67 years ago, Drummer George Grantham was born in Cordell, Oklahoma. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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67 years ago, Rocker Joe Walsh was born in Wichita, Kansas. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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65 years ago, Artist/Musician Ron Artis was born in Texas. (1949)
He died December 8, 2010 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. He was 61 years old.

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64 years ago, Guitarist Gary William Green was born in Stroud Green, North London, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary Green!

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60 years ago, Guitarist Francesco Antonio Marino was born in Montreal, Canada. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank Marino!

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58 years ago, Drummer James Brown of UB40 was born in Birmingham, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy Brown!

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58 years ago, Model/Actress Mary Cathleen Collins was born in Long Beach, California. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bo Derek!

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55 years ago, Bassist Drew Gress was born in Trenton, New Jersey. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Drew!

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53 years ago, Pianist Jim Brickman was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim!

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52 years ago, Drummer Todd Nance was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Todd!

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51 years ago, Saxophonist Don Braden was born in Cincinnatti, Ohio. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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49 years ago, Rapper Michael Louis Diamond was born in New York, N.Y. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Mike D"!

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39 years ago, Country Singer Dierks Bentley was born in Phoenix, Arizona. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dierks!

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37 years ago, Country Singer Joshua Otis Turner was born in Hannah, South Carolina. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Josh Turner!

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28 years ago, Rock Musician Michael Jared Followill was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1986)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jared Followill!

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Howlin' Wolf, Jody Williams, Earl Phillips and Hubert Sumlin

24 years ago, Drummer Earl Phillips died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 70 years old. (1990)
He was born April 25, 1920 in Harlem, N.Y.

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16 years ago, Saxophonist Roland Alphonso died in Brooklyn New York. He was 67 years old. (1998)
He was born January 11, 1931 in Havana, Cuba.

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12 years ago, Keyboardist Webster Lewis died in Barryville, New York. He was 59 years old. (2002)
He was born September 1, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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9 years ago, Rocker Chris Whitley died in Houston, Texas. He was 45 years old. (2005)
Christopher Becker Whitley was born August 31, 1960 in Houston, Texas.

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4 years ago, Bluesman Little Smokey Smothers died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 71 years old. (2010)
Albert Smothers was born January 2, 1939 in Tchula, Mississippi.

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2 years ago, Drummer Pete La Roca Sims died in New York, N.Y. He was 74 years old. (2012)
Peter Sims was born April 7, 1938 in New york, N.Y.


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