December 18

Nolan Williams, Isaiah Morgan, Jim Robinson, Sam Morgan, Earl Fouche, Sidney Brown, Andrew Morgan and Johnny Dave

132 years ago, Trumpeter/Band Leader Sam Morgan was born in Bertrandville, Louisiana. (1885)
He died February 25, 1936 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 50 years old.

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120 years ago, Band Leader Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. was born in Cuthbert, Georgia. (1897)
Fletcher Henderson died of a stroke December 29, 1952 in New York, N.Y. He was 55 years old.

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113 years ago, Country Singer Wilfred Arthur Charles Carter was born in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia, Canada. (1904)
Montana Slim aka Wilf Carter died December 5, 1996 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 91 years old.

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110 years ago, Rhythm Guitarist Lawrence Lucie was born in Emporia, Virginia. (1907)
He died August 14, 2009 in New York, N.Y. He was 101 years old.

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106 years ago, Bluesman Arthur Jackson was born in Jonesville, South Carolina. (1911)
Peg Leg Sam died November 27, 1977 in Jonesville, South Carolina. He was 65 years old.

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103 years ago, Guitarist Connie Curtis Crayton was born in Rockdale, Texas. (1914)
Peewee Crayton died June 25, 1985 in Los Angeles, California. He was 70 years old.

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101 years ago, Actress Ruth Elizabeth Grable was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1916)
Betty Grable died July 3, 1973 in Inglewood, California. She was 56 years old.

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100 years ago, Actor/Statesman Raiford Chatman Davis was born in Cogdell, Georgia. (1917)
Ossie Davis died February 4, 2005 in Miami Beach, Florida. He was 87 years old.

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100 years ago, Saxophonist Eddie Vinson was born in Houston, Texas. (1917)
Cleanhead died July 2, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. He was 70 years old.

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98 years ago, Guitarist Joseph Barry Galbraith was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1919)
Barry Galbraith died January 13, 1983 in Bennington, Vermont. He was 63 years old.

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95 years ago, Bluesman Clarence Horatius Miller was born in Sioux City, Iowa. (1922)
Big Miller died June 9, 1992 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was 69 years old.

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Fred Tomlinson (below, right) and other members of The Northerners

90 years ago, Singer Frederick Tomlinson was born in Lancashire, England. (1927)
Fred Tomlinson died July 17, 2016 in London, England. He was 88 years old.

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86 years ago, Music Manager Allen Klein was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1931)
He died July 4, 2009 in New York, N.Y. He was 77 years old.

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84 years ago, Bluesman Lee Baker Jr. was born in Dubuisson, Louisiana. (1933)
Lonnie Brooks died April 1, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 83 years old.

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79 years ago, Bassist Bryan James Chandler was born in Heaton, Tyne and Wear, England. (1938)
Chas Chandler died July 17, 1996 in Tyneside, England. He was 57 years old.

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78 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jake Holmes was born in San Francisco, California. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jake!

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Sam Andrew, James Gurley, Peter S. Albin, Dave Getz & Janis Joplin

76 years ago, Guitarist Sam Houston Andrew III was born in Taft, California. (1941)
Sam Andrew died February 12, 2015 in Northern California. He was 73 years old.

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76 years ago, Trumpeter Leo Smith was born in Leland, Mississippi. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wadada!

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Bobby Keys and Keith Richards

74 years ago, Saxophonist Bobby Keys was born in Slaton, Texas. (1943)
He died December 2, 2014 in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old.

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74 years ago, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones was born in Dartford, Kent, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keith!

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73 years ago, Guitarist Roger Leonard was born in Llanelli, South Wales. (1944)
Deke Leonard died January 31, 2017 in Llanelli, South Wales. He was 72 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer Alex Ligertwood was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alex!

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70 years ago, Bluesman Rod Piazza was born in Riverside, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rod!

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Martin Rev & Alan Vega

70 years ago, Martin Reverby was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martin Rev!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Bill Nelson was born in Wakefield, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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68 years ago, Percussionist Alyrio Lima Cova was born in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alyrio Lima!

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68 years ago, Drummer Randolpho Francisco Castillo was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (1950)
Randy Castillo died March 26, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. He was 51 years old.

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67 years ago, Songwriter Michael David Fuller was born in Austin, Texas. (1950)
Blaze Foley was murdered February 1, 1989 by a deranged neighbor in Austin, Texas.

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67 years ago, Singer Martha Johnson was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martha!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Elliot Shapiro was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Elliot Easton!

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61 years ago, Vocalist Chris Murrell was born in Winston-Salem, N.C. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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Ken Greer, Tom Cochrane, Rob Baker,John Webster and Jeff Jones

60 years ago, Keyboardist John Webster was born in Toronto, Canada. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Ken Foreman was born in London, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ken!

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52 years ago, Guitarist Mick Collins was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mick!

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Pete Tweedie, Steve Dullaghan, Tracy Tracy and Paul Court

51 years ago, Bassist Steve Dullaghan was born in Coventry, England. (1966)
He died February 9, 2009 in Cheylesmore, Coventry, England. He was 42 years old.

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49 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro was born in Madrid, Spain. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alejandro Sanz!

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47 years ago, Country Rapper Troy Lee Coleman III was born in Victoria, Texas. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cowboy Troy!

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47 years ago, Rapper Earl Simmons was born in Mount Vernon, New York. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to DMX!

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45 years ago, Drummer Raymond Herrera was born in Los Angeles, California. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Raymond!

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42 years ago, Singer Sia Kate Isobelle Furler was born in Adelaide, South Australia. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sia!

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37 years ago, Singer Christina Maria Aguilera was born in Staten Island, N.Y. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Christina Aguilera!

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Jimmy Nolen,Ron Harper and Wayman Reed

34 years ago, Guitarist Jimmy Nolen died of a heart attack in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 49 years old. (1983)
He was born April 3, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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33 years ago, Singer/Accordionist Santiago Jimenez, Jr. died in San Antonio, Texas. (1984)
He was born April 25, 1913 in San Antonio, Texas.

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30 years ago, Saxophonist Warne Marsh died in Hollywood, California. He was 60 years old. (1987)
He was born October 26, 1927 in Los Angeles, California.

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27 years ago, Singer Connie Russell died in Los Angeles, California. She was 67 years old. (1990)
She was born May 9, 1923 in New York, N.Y.

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26 years ago, Trumpeter King Kolax died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 79 years old. (1991)
William Little was born November 6, 1912 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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23 years ago, Drummer Smiley Winters died in Oakland, California. He was 69 years old. (1994)
He was born during 1924.

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21 years ago, Song Writer Irving Caesar died in New York, N.Y. He was 101 years old. (1996)
He was born July 4, 1895 in New York, N.Y.

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18 years ago, Reggae Musician Joe Higgs died in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 59 years old. (1999)
Joseph Benjamin Higgs was born June 3, 1940 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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17 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Kirsty MacColl died in a boating accident in Cozumel, Mexico. She was 41 years old. (2000)
She was born October 10, 1959 in Croydon, England.

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Ruud de Wolff and Riem de Wolff

17 years ago, Ruud de Wolff died in Driebergen, Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Netherlands. He was 59 years old. (2000)
He was born May 12, 1941 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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15 years ago, Percussionist Master Henry Gibson died in Stockholm, Sweden. He was 60 years old. (2002)
He was born August 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois.

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6 years ago, Percussionist Ralph MacDonald died in Stamford, Connecticut. He was 67 years old. (2011)
He was born March 15, 1944 in Harlem, N.Y.

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4 years ago, "Great Train Robber" Ronnie Biggs died in Barnet, London, England. He was 84 years old. (2013)
Ronald Arthur Biggs was born August 8, 1929 in Stockwell, Lambath, England.

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4 years ago, Sheila Guyse died in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was 84 years old. (2013)
Etta Drucille Guyse was born July 14, 1925 in Forest, Mississippi.

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4 years ago, Chicago DJ Larry Lujack died in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 73 years old. (2013)
Larry Lee Blankenburg was born June 6, 1940 in Quasqueton, Iowa.

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3 years ago, Hip Hop Producer Larry Smith died in Flushing, Queens, N.Y. He was 63 years old. (2014)
Lawrence Michael Smith was born June 11. 1951 in St. Albans, Queens, N.Y.

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1 year ago, Bluesman Birmingham George died in Aliceville, Alabama. He was 82 years old. (2016)
George Washington Conner was born My 25, 1934 near Aliceville, Alabama.

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1 year ago, Guitarist Sven Zetterberg died in Stockholm, Sweden. He was 64 years old. (2016)
He was born March 28, 1952 in Skärblacka, Sweden.


December 17


122 years ago, Organist William James Foley was born in Mapleton, Illinois. (1895)
He died October 4, 1962 in Kalamzoo, Michigan. He was 66 years old.

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114 years ago, Composer/Arranger Ray Noble was born in Brighton, England. (1903)
He died April 2, 1978 in London, England. He was 74 years old.

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107 years ago, The "King of Western Swing" Donell C. Cooley was born in Grand, Oklahoma. (1910)
Spade Cooley died of a heart attack November 23, 1969 in the Vaccaville, California prison. He was 58 years old.

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107 years ago, Bandleader Melvin James Oliver was born in Battle Creek, Michigan. (1910)
Sy Oliver died May 28, 1988 in New York, N.Y. He was 77 years old.

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86 years ago, Honky Tonk Singer Frankie Miller was born in Victoria, Texas. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frankie!

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85 years ago, Saxophonist Sylvester Kyner, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1932)
Sonny Red died March 20, 1981 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 48 years old.

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85 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Joseph Earl Longoria was born in Zwolle, Louisiana. (1932)
Joey Long died March 24, 1995 in Houston, Texas. He was 62 years old.

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84 years ago, Bassist Walter Booker was born in Prairie View, Texas. (1933)
He died November 24, 2006 in New York, N.Y. He was 72 years old.

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Thelonious Monk, John Ore, Charlie Rouse and Frankie Dunlop

84 years ago, Bassist John Ore was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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83 years ago, Country Musician/DJ Nat Stuckey was born in Cass County, Texas. (1934)
He died August 24, 1988. He was 53 years old.

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82 years ago, Bassist Ronnie Boykins was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1935)
He died April 20, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 45 years old.

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81 years ago, Rocker Thomas William Hicks was born in Bermondsey, London, England. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tommy Steele!

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80 years ago, Singer/Keyboardist Arthur Lanon Neville of The Neville Brothers was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Art!

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79 years ago, Drummer Carl O'Neil Little was born in Shepherd's Bush, London, England. (1938)
Carlo Little died August 6, 2005 in Cleadon, Tyne and Wear, England. He was 66 years old.

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78 years ago, Pianist James Carroll Booker III was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1939)
James Booker died of heart and lung failure November 8, 1983 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 43 years old.

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78 years ago, Singer Eddie Kendricks was born in Union Springs, Alabama. (1939)
He died October 5, 1992 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was 52 years old.

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76 years ago, David John Harman was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. (1941)
Dave Dee died January 9, 2009 in London, England. He was 67 years old.

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75 years ago, Bluesman Paul Vaughn Butterfield was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1942)
Paul Butterfield died of heart failure May 4, 1987 in Hollywood, California. He was 44 years old.

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73 years ago, Guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima was born in São Paulo, Brazil. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carlos!

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73 years ago, Keyboardist Vyacheslav Ganelin was born in Kraskovo, Russia. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vyacheslav!

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69 years ago, Bassist James Alexander was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim Alexander!

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69 years ago, Drummer James Alexander Bonfanti was born in Windber, Pennsylvania. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim Bonfanti!

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69 years ago, Violinist Darryl Way was born in Devon, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Darryl!

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68 years ago, Singer Paul Rodgers was born in Middlesbrough, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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67 years ago, Drummer Carlton Barrett was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1950)
Carlton "Carlie" Barrett was found murdered on Good Friday, April 17, 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Steve Burgh, Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Winter

67 years ago, Guitarist Steve Burgh was born in Trenton, New Jersey. (1950)
He died of a heart attack February 7, 2005 in Kingston, N.Y. He was 54 years old.

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Jeanette Hutchinson, Sheila Hutchinson and Wanda Hutchinson

66 years ago, Singer Wanda Hutchinson was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wanda!

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65 years ago, Steel Guitarist Bobby Ingano was born in Lanai City, Lanai, Hawaii. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby!

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Jeanette Hutchinson, Sheila Hutchinson and Wanda Hutchinson

64 years ago, Singer Sheila Hutchinson was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sheila!

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64 years ago, Percussionist Ikue Mori was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ikue!

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61 years ago, Bassist Roy Milton Huskey, Jr. was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1956)
Roy Huskey, Jr. died of cancer September 6, 1997 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 40 years old.

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59 years ago, Bassist Michael Edward Mills was born in Orange County, California. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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58 years ago, Guitarist Robert Neil Stinson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1959)
Bob Stinson died February 18, 1995 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 34 years old.

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56 years ago, Singer Sara Elizabeth Dallin was born in Bristol, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sara Dallin!

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53 years ago, Guitarist David Leslie Walls was born in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ginger!

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51 years ago, Country Singer Tracy Lynn Byrd was born in Vidor, Texas. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tracy Byrd!

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51 years ago, Bassist Duane Propes was born in Longview, Texas. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Duane!

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42 years ago, Bluesman Hound Dog Taylor died of cancer in Chicago, Illinois. He was 60 years old. (1975)
Theodore Roosevelt Taylor was born April 12, 1915 in Natchez, Mississippi.

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42 years ago, Bandleader Noble Sissle died in Tampa, Florida. He was 86 years old. (1975)
He was born July 10, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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39 years ago, Drummer Neil Christopher Sanderson was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Neil Sanderson!

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39 years ago, Trumpeter Don Ellis died of a heart attack in Hollywood, California. He was 44 years old. (1978)
Donald Johnson Ellis was born July 25, 1934 in Los Angeles, California.

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38 years ago, Guitarist William Ryan Key was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ryan Key!

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35 years ago, Pop Musician Onur Özsu was born in Izmir, Turkey. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Onur!

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35 years ago, Bluesman Big Joe Williams died in Macon, Mississippi. He was 79 years old. (1982)
Joe Williams was born October 15, 1903 in Crawford, Mississippi.

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28 years ago, Bluesman Little Sonny Jones died of heart failure in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 58 years old. (1989)
Johnny Jones was born April 15, 1931 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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21 years ago, Singer Ruby Murray died in Torquay, Devon, England. She was 61 years old. (1996)
Ruby Florence Murray was born Marxh 29, 1935 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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18 years ago, The "Arizona Cowboy" Rex Allen died after his caretaker accidentally ran over him with a car in Tucson, Arizona. He was 78 years old. (1999)
He was born December 31, 1922 in Wilcox, Arizona.

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Kenny Burrell and Grover Washington, Jr.

18 years ago, Saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr. died of a sudden heart attack. He was 56 years old. (1999)
He was born December 12, 1943 in Buffalo, N.Y.

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14 years ago, Rock n' Roller Larry Bright died in Placer, California. He was 69 years old. (2003)
Julian Ferebee Bright was born August 17, 1934 in Norfolk, Virginia.

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13 years ago, Saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith died in London, England. He was 70 years old. (2004)
Richard Malden Heckstall-Smith was born September 26, 1934 in Ludlow, England.

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

11 years ago, Saxophonist Denis Payton of the Dave Clark 5 died in London, England. He was 63 years old. (2006)
Denis Archibald West Payton was born August 11, 1943 in Tottenham, London, England.

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10 years ago, Producer Joel Dorn died in New York, N.Y. He was 65 years old. (2007)
He was born April 7, 1942 in New York, N.Y.

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7 years ago, Musician/Painter Captain Beefheart died in San Francisco, California. He was 69 years old. (2010)
Don Van Vilet was born January 15, 1941 in Glendale, California.

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7 years ago, Singer Robin Rogers died in Gastonia, North Carolina. She was 55 years old. (2010)
She was born June 17, 1955 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Xavier Cugat and Lina Romay

7 years ago, Singer/Actress Lina Romay died in Pasadena, California. She was 91 years old. (2010)
Maria Elena Romay was born January 16, 1921 in Los Angeles, California.

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6 years ago, Singer Cesária Évora died in Lisbon, Portugal. She was 70 years old. (2011)
"The Barefoot Diva" was born August 27, 1941 in Mindelo, Sao Vicente.


December 16


247 years ago, Composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Electorate of Cologne. (1770)
He died March 26, 1827 in Vienna, Austrian Empire. He was 56 years old.

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122 years ago, The "Prince Of Madagascar" Andy Razaf was born in Washington, D.C. (1895)
He died February 3, 1973 in Los Angeles, California. He was 77 years old.

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102 years ago, Trombonist/Band Leader Melvin Edward Alton Murphy was born in Palermo, California. (1915)
Turk Murphy died May 30, 1987 in San Francisco, California. He was 71 years old.

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101 years ago, Saxophonist Charles Venturo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1916)
Charlie Ventura died of lung cancer January 17, 1992 in Pleasantville, N.J. He was 85 years old.

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87 years ago, Flautist Sam Most was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (1930)
He died June 13, 2013 in Woodland Hills, California. He was 82 years old.

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86 years ago, Shelby Sumpter Singleton Jr. was born in Waskom, Texas. (1931)
Shelby Singleton died October 7, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 77 years old.

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Photo © Bob Barry

84 years ago, Guitarist Ron Anthony was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron!

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84 years ago, Organist John Robert Smith was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1933)
Johnny "Hammond" Smith died of cancer June 4, 1997 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 64 years old.

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80 years ago, Saxophonist Joseph Carl Firrantello was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. (1937)
Joe Farrell died January 10, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. He was 49 years old.

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Tompall Glaser, center, with brothers Chuck and Jim Glaser

80 years ago, Country Singer James William Glaser was born in Spalding Nebraska. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim Glaser!

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74 years ago, Composer/Trombonist Radu Malfatti was born in Innsbruck, Austria. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Radu!

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73 years ago, Guitarist John L. Abercrombie was born in Port Chester, New York. (1944)
John Abercrombie died August 22, 2017 in Cortlandt Manor, NY. He was 72 years old.

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72 years ago, Hollies Guitarist Tony Hicks was born in Nelson, Lancashire, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony!

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71 years ago, Göran Bror Andersson was born in Stockholm, Sweden. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Benny Andersson!

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71 years ago, Saxophonist René McLean was born in New York, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to René!

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69 years ago, Trumpeter Jim Dvorak was born in New York, N.Y. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim!

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68 years ago, Harp Player James Whiting was born in New York, N.Y. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sugar Blue!

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68 years ago, Guitarist William Frederick Gibbons of Z Z Top was born in Houston, Texas. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Gibbons!

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66 years ago, Drummer Bill Bateman was born in Orange, California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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66 years ago, "Texassippi Soul Man" Daniel G. P. Middlebrook was born in Mount Dennis, Ontario, Canada. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Danny Brooks!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Robben Lee Ford was born in Ukiah, California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robben Ford!

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63 years ago, Bassist Joe Fonda was born in Amsterdam, N.Y. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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60 years ago, Bad Brains Drummer Earl Hudson was born in Alabama. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Earl!

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54 years ago, Country Singer Jeff Carson was born in Tulsa, Oklaohoma. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeff!

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48 years ago, Pianist Leo Mathiesen died in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was 63 years old. (1969)
Hans Leo Mathisen was born October 10, 1906 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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46 years ago, Singer Michael Sean McCary was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike McCary!

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42 years ago, Vocalist Benjamin Kowalewicz was born in Montreal, Canada. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ben!

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41 years ago, Harmonica Player Tomislav Goluban was born in Grabrovec, Slovenia. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tomislav!

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39 years ago, Rapper Erikson Jack was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kaine!

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39 years ago, Singer Blanche Calloway died in Baltimore, Maryland. She was 75 years old. (1978)
She was born February 9, 1902 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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39 years ago, The "Radio Chin-Up Girl" Jenny Lou Carson died in Torrance, California. She was 63 years old. (1978)
Virginia Lucille Overstake was born January 13, 1915 in Decatur, Illinois.

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38 years ago, Rapper Tramar Lacel Dillard was born in Carol City, Florida. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Flo Rida!

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35 years ago, Country Singer Christopher Alan Davies-Scruggs was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Scruggs!

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29 years ago, Disco Star Sylvester died in San Francisco, California. He was 41 years old. (1988)
Sylvester James was born September 6, 1947 in Los Angeles, California.

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28 years ago, "The Crooning Composer" Sammy Fain died in Los Angeles, California. He was 87 years old. (1989)
Samuel Feinberg was born June 17, 1902 in New York, N.Y.

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20 years ago, Keyboardist Jackie Mittoo died in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 42 years old. (1990)
Donat Roy Mittoo was born March 3, 1948 in St. Anne Parish, Jamaica.

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20 years ago, Singer Nicolette Larson died of complications from a cerebral edema in Los Angeles, California. She was 45 years old. (1997)
She was born July 17, 1952 in Helena, Montana.

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Photo by R.L. Shelli

17 years ago, Bluesman Tommy Bankhead died of emphysema in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 69 years old. (2000)
He was born October 24, 1931 on Bufford's Farm at Lake Cormorant, Mississippi.

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16 years ago, Rock Singer Stuart Adamson committed suicide in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 43 years old. (2001)
William Stuart Adamson was born April 11, 1958 in Manchester, England.

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14 years ago, Country Musician Gary Stewart died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Ft. Pierce, Florida. He was 59 years old. (2003)
He was born May 28, 1944 in Jenkins, Kentucky.

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13 years ago, Country Singer Martha Carson died in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 83 years old. (2004)
Irene Amburgey was born May 19, 1921 in Neon, Kentucky.

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10 years ago, Pop Singer/Songwriter Dan Fogelberg died at his home in Maine. He was 56 years old. (2007)
Daniel Grayling Fogelberg was born August 13, 1951 in Peoria, Illinois.

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9 years ago, Bluesman Texas Pete Mayes died in Houston, Texas. He was 70 years old. (2008)
Peter Mayes was born March 21, 1938 in Double Bayou, Texas.

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7 years ago, Bluesman Chris "Buddah" Michalek died in Gilbert, Arizona. He was 39 years old. (2010)
He was born July 23, 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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6 years ago, Robert Easton died in Los Angeles, California. He was 81 years old. (2011)
Robert Easton Burke was born November 23, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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4 years ago, Country Star Ray Price died in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. He was 87 years old. (2013)
Ray Noble Price was born January 12, 1926 in Perryville, Texas.

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Leon Russell and Tommy Garrett

2 years ago, Producer Tommy Garrett died in Tucson, Arizona. He was 76 years old. (2015)
Thomas Lesslie Garrett was born July 5, 1939 in Dallas, Texas.

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Saxophonist Ralph Carney died. He was 61 years old. (2017)
He was born January 23, 1956 in Akron, Ohio.


December 15


163 years ago, King Kamehameha III of Hawaii died in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 41 years old. (1854)
He was born March 7, 1813 in Keauhou, Kona, Hawaii.

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Sara Dougherty, Maybelle Addington Carter and A.P. Carter

126 years ago, Country Music Patriarch Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter was born in Maces Springs, Virginia. (1891)
A.P.Carter died November 7, 1960 in Maces Springs, Virginia. He was 71 years old.

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Tommy Shannon,Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chris Layton and John Henry Hammond

107 years ago, Columbia Records Executive John Henry Hammond, Jr. was born in New York, N.Y. (1910)
John Hammond died July 10, 1985 in New York, N.Y. He was 76 years old.

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106 years ago, Band Leader Stanley Newcomb Kenton was born in Wichita, Kansas. (1911)
Stan Kenton died August 25, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He was 67 years old.

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103 years ago, Country Musician David McEnery was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1914)
Red River Dave died January 15, 2002 in San Antonio, Texas. He was 87 years old.

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98 years ago, Dairy Farmer Max Yasgur was born in New York, N.Y. (1919)
He died of a heart attack February 9, 1973 in Marathon, Florida. He was 53 years old.

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95 years ago, Rock&Roll DeeJay Alan Freed was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. (1922)
He died January 20, 1965 in Palm Springs, California. He was 42 years old.

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95 years ago, Gospel Singer Evelyn Virginia Starks was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1922)
Evelyn Starks Hardy died April 2, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was 92 years old.

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92 years ago Guitarist Billy Butler was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1925)
He died March 20, 1991 in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was 65 years old.

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89 years ago, Country Singer Ernest Ashworth was born in Huntsville, Alabama. (1928)
Ernie Ashworth died March 2, 2009 in Hartsville, Tennessee. He was 81 years old.

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89 years ago, Pop/Country Star Jerry Wallace was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1928)
He died May 5, 2008 in Victorville, California. He was 79 years old.

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88 years ago, Pianist Barry Doyle Harris was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry Harris!

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88 years ago, Bluesman Golden "Big" Wheeler was born in Beaconton, Georgia. (1929)
He died July 20, 1998 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 68 years old.

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85 years ago, Singer Jesse Lorenzo Belvin was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1932)
Jesse Belvin was killed February 6, 1960 in a Fairhope, Arkansas car crash. He was 28 years old.

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83 years ago, Trombonist Curtis Dubois Fuller was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Curtis Fuller!

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82 years ago, Drummer Charles D. Richmond was born in New York, N.Y. (1935)
Dannie Richmond died March 15, 1988 in New York, N.Y. He was 52 years old.

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81 years ago, Bluesman Andrew Odom was born in Denham Springs, Louisiana. (1936)
Big Voice Odom died of a heart attack December 23, 1991 in Chicago, Illinois.

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81 years ago, Latin Jazz Pianist Eddie Palmieri was born in the Bronx, N.Y. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie!

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81 years ago, Keyboardist Krzysztof Sadowski was born in Warsaw, Poland. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Krzysztof!

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78 years ago, Singer Cindy Birdsong was born in Camden, New Jersey. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cindy!

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75 years ago, Drummer Dave Clark of the Dave Clark 5 was born in Tottenham, London, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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74 years ago, Pianist Fats Waller died of pneumonia in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 39 years old. (1943)
Thomas Wright was born May 21, 1904 in New York, N.Y.

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73 years ago, Band Leader Glenn Miller left on a plane en route from Bedford, England to Paris, France that disappeared over the English Channel. He was 40 years old. (1944)
He was born March 1, 1904 in Clarinda, Iowa.

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Tim Bogert, Rusty Day, Jim McCarty and Carmine Appice

71 years ago, Drummer Carmine Appice was born in Staten Island, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carmine!

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71 years ago, Singer Harry Milton Ray was born in Longbranch, Monmouth County, New Jersey. (1946)
Harry Ray died October 1, 1992 in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was 46 years old.

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69 years ago, Trumpeter Toshinori Kondo was born in Mabari City, Shikoku, Japan. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Toshi!

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66 years ago, Bluesman Alfred Al Jones was born in Weiden/Oberpfalz, Germany. (1951)
Hauoili la Hanau to Al Jones!

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Ken Knox, General Johnson, Danny Woods

66 years ago, Singer Ken Knox was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. (1951)
Hauoili la Hanau to Ken!

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63 years ago, Trumpeter Oscar "Papa" Celestin died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 79 years old. (1954)
He was born January 1, 1884 in Napoleanville, Louisiana.

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62 years ago, Bluesman Mark Hummel was born in New Haven, Connecticut. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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62 years ago, Bassist Paul Gustave Simonon was born in Brixton, London, England. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul Simonon!

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60 years ago, Tim Reynolds was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim!

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57 years ago, Bassist/Singer Doug Phelps was born in Leachville, Arkansas. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug!

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54 years ago, Band Leader Luis Arcaraz died in a car crash near San Luis Potos, Mexico. He was 53 years old. (1963)
Luis Arcaraz Torras was born December 5, 1910 in Mexico City, Mexico.

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42 years ago, Guitarist Paxton Norris was born in Nashville, Michigan. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paxton!

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39 years ago, Rock Guitarist Mark Jansen was born in Reuver, Netherlands. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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39 years ago, Rocker Joey Castle died of cancer in the Bronx, N.Y. He was 36 years old. (1978)
Joseph Castaldo was born June 24, 1942 in the Bronx, N.Y.

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39 years ago, Singer/Actor Chill Wills died in Encino, California. He was 76 years old. (1978)
Theodore Childress Wills was born July 18, 1902 in Seagoville, Texas.

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38 years ago, Saxophonist Jackie Brenston died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 49 years old. (1979)
He was born August 15, 1930 in Clarksdale, Misissippi.

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37 years ago, Guitarist Sergio Lorenzo Pizzorno was born in Newton Abbot, Devon, England. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sergio Pizzorno!

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36 years ago, Bassist Sam Jones died in New York, N.Y. He was 57 years old. (1981)
Samuel Jones was born November 12, 1924 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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34 years ago, Trombonist Big Chief Russell Moore died in Nayak, N.Y. He was 71 years old. (1983)
He was born August 13, 1912 in Sacaton, Arizona.

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30 years ago, Mandolin Player Tiny Moore died in Jackpot, Nevada. He was 67 years old. (1987)
Billie Moore was born May 12, 1920 in Hamilton County, Texas.

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22 years ago, Vibraphonist Johnny Lytle died in Springfield, Ohio. He was 63 years old. (1995)
John Dillard Lytle was born October 13, 1932 in Springfield, Ohio.

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16 years ago, "The World's Oldest Teenager" Rufus Thomas died of a heart attack in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 84 years old. (2001)
He was born March 26, 1917 in Cayce, Mississippi.

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15 years ago, Pianist Dennis Moorman died in New York, N.Y. He was 62 years old. (2002)
He was born March 27, 1940 in New York, N.Y.

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9 years ago, Guitarist Davey Graham died in London, England. He was 68 years old. (2008)
David Michael Gordon Graham was born November 26, 1940 in Leicester, England.

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6 years ago, Trombonist Bob Brookmeyer died in New London, New Hampshire. He was 81 years old. (2011)
Robert Edward Brookmeyer was born December 19, 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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1 year ago, Fran Jeffries died in Los Angeles, California. She was 79 years old. (2016)
Frances Ann Makris was born May 18, 1937 in Mayfield, California.


December 14


118 years ago, Harmonica Player DeFord Bailey was born in Bellwood, Tennessee. (1899)
He died July 2, 1982 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 82 years old.

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109 years ago, Cellist/Actor Morey Amsterdam was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1908)
He died October 27, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California. He was 88 years old.

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107 years ago, Tenor-Saxophonist Albert J. Johnson was born in Dallas, Texas. (1910)
Budd Johnson died October 20, 1984 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 73 years old.

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106 years ago, Musician Lindley Armstrong Jones was born in Long Beach, California. (1911)
Spike Jones died May 1, 1965 in Bel Air, California. He was 53 years old.

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97 years ago, Trumpeter Clark Terry was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1920)
He died February 21, 2015 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He was 94 years old.

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95 years ago, Baritone Saxophonist Cecil Payne was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1922)
He died November 27, 2007 in Stratford, New Jersey. He was 84 years old.

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93 years ago, Singer Melinda Helen Matthews was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1924)
Linda Hopkins died April 10, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was 92 years old.

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86 years ago, Pianist Phineas Newborn, Jr. was born in Whiteville, Tennessee. (1931)
He died May 26, 1989 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 57 years old.

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85 years ago, Singer/Actress Abigail Francine Lassman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Abbe Lane!

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85 years ago, Country Musician Charles Allan Rich was born in Colt, Arkansas. (1932)
Charlie "Silver Fox" Rich died July 24, 1995 in Hammond, Louisiana. He was 63 years old.

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84 years ago, Alto-Saxophonist Leo Nash Wright was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. (1933)
Leo Wright died January 4, 1991 in Vienna, Austria. He was 57 years old.

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83 years ago, Singer John Darrel Moore was born in Selma, Alabama. (1934)
Johnny Moore died December 30, 1998 in London, England. He was 64 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer Warren Ryanes was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1937)
He died June 16, 1982 in Newark, New Jersey. He was 44 years old.

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77 years ago, Guitarist Larry Ostricki was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry Lynne!

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75 years ago, Guitarist Richard Allen Wagner was born in Oelwein, Iowa. (1942)
Dick Wagner died July 30, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 71 years old.

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74 years ago, Bassist Francis Renaud McNeice was born in Hayes, Middlesex, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank Allen!

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72 years ago, Writer Stanley Crouch was born in Los Angeles, California. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stanley!

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71 years ago, Singer/Actress Jane Birkin was born in London, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jane!

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71 years ago, Glam Rocker Bruce Wayne Campbell was born in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. (1946)
Jobriath died August 3, 1983 in New York, N.Y. He was 37 years old.

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Photo courtesy of Downtown Music

71 years ago, Percussionist Jerome D. Cooper was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1946)
Jerome Cooper died May 6, 2015 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 68 years old.

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71 years ago, Actress.Singer Anna Marie Duke was born in Elmhurst, N.Y. (1946)
Patty Duke died March 29, 2016 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She was 69 years old.

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Alan Henderson, Pat McAuley, Van Morrison, Billy Harrison and Jackie McAuley

71 years ago, Keyboardist Jackie McAuley was born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.(1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jackie!

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Joyce Vincent, Tony Orlando and Thelma Hopkins

71 years ago, Singer Joyce Vincent was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joyce Vincent Wilson!

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70 years ago, Guitarist Christopher Parkening was born in Los Angeles, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Christopher!

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68 years ago, Bassist Clifford Williams was born in Romford, Essex, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cliff Williams!

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66 years ago, Singer Lewis Ronald McNeir was born in Camden, Alabama. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ronnie McNeir!

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65 years ago, Singer Tamara Danz was born in Breitungen, Germany. (1952)
She died July 22, 1996 in Berlin, Germany. She was 43 years old.

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65 years ago, Musician/Actor John Lurie was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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62 years ago, Trombonist Dan Barrett was born in Pasadena, California. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan!

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59 years ago, Waterboy Michael Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Scott!

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59 years ago, Peter Stacy was born in Eastbourne, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Spider"!

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59 years ago, Vocalist Carl Jeff Snare was born in Washington, D.C. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to C.J. Snare!

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54 years ago, Singer Dinah Washington died of an accidental overdose in Detroit, Michigan. She was 39 years old. (1963)
Ruth Lee Jones was born August 29, 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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51 years ago, Bassist Thim Sköld was born in Skövde, Sweden. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim Sköld!

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47 years ago, Singer Anna Maria Jopek was born in Warsaw, Poland. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anna Maria!

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43 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Davis Coen was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Davis!

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41 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Justin Steward Furstenfeld was born in Houston, Texas. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Justin Furstenfeld!

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28 years ago, Singer Pattie Santos was killed in a Healdsburg, California car accident. She was 40 years old. (1989)
Patricia Dora Santos was born November 16, 1949 in San Francisco, California.

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20 years ago, Guitarist Kurt Winter died in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was 51 years old. (1997)
He was born April 2, 1946 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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16 years ago, Trumpeter Conte Candoli died in Palm Desert, California. He was 74 years old. (2001)
Secondo Candoli was born July 12, 1927 in Mishawaka, Indiana.

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Ahmet and Neshui Ertegun

11 years ago, Atlantic Records Producer Ahmet Ertegun died in New York, N.Y. He was 83 years old. (2006)
He was born July 31, 1923 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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10 years ago, Saxophonist Frank Morgan died in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 73 years old. (2007)
He was born December 23, 1933 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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6 years ago, Singer Billie Jo Spears died in Vidor, Texas. She was 73 years old. (2011)
Billie Joe Moore was born January 14, 1938 in Beaumont, Texas.


December 13


122 years ago, Drummer Sonny Greer was born in Long Beach, New Jersey. (1895)
He died March 23, 1982 in New York, N.Y. He was 87 years old.

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114 years ago, Guitarist Carlos García Montoya was born in Madrid, Spain. (1903)
Carlos Montoya died March 3, 1993 in Wainscott, N.Y. He was 89 years old.

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103 years ago, Guitarist George Haynes was born in Frederiksted, St. Croix. (1914)
Tiger Haynes died February 14, 1994 in New York, N.Y. He was 79 years old.

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97 years ago, Organist Jackie Davis was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1920)
He died November 15, 1999 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 78 years old.

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97 years ago, Singer Willarene Ward was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1920)
Willa Ward died August 12, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was 91 years old.

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92 years ago, Country Songwriter Wayne Paul Walker was born in Quapaw, Oklahoma. (1925)
Wayne P. Walker died January 2, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 53 years old.

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89 years ago, Funk Brothers Guitarist Joe Messina was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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Ricky Solomon, Vernon Solomon and Buck White

87 years ago, Mandolinist Buck White was born in rural Oklahoma. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Buck!

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86 years ago, Bassist Ben Tucker was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1931)
He died June 4, 2013 in a Hutchinson Island, Georgia car crash. He was 81 years old.

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84 years ago, Lou Adler was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lou!

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84 years ago, Blues Guitarist Wayne Bennett was born in Sulpher, Oklahoma. (1933)
He died November 28, 1992 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 57 years old.

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The Foundations, Tony Gomez Center

79 years ago, Keyboardist Tony Gomez was born in Sri Lamka. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony!

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79 years ago, Folk Singer Heinz Georg Kramm was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Heino!

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77 years ago, Bassist Reggie Johnson was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Reggie!

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Sam Burckhardt, Robert Covington, Sunnyland Slim, Steve Freund and Bob Stroger

76 years ago, Drummer Robert Covington was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi. (1941)
He died January 17, 1996 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 54 years old.

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76 years ago, Singer John Hamilton Davidson, Sr. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Davidson!

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76 years ago, Trombonist Russ Little was born in Toronto, Canada. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Russ!

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74 years ago, Drummer Ronald Harry Prokop was born in Ontario, Canada. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Skip Prokop!

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73 years ago, Accordionist Joe Walker was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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71 years ago, Guitarist Radim Hladík was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. (1946)
He died December 4, 2016 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He was 69 years old.

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69 years ago, Rock Critic Lester Conway Bangs was born in Escondido, California. (1948)
Lester Bangs died April 30, 1982 in New York, N.Y. He was 33 years old.

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69 years ago, Guitarist Jeffrey Allen Baxter was born in Washington, D.C. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Skunk Baxter!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Ron Gettman of The Tractors was born in Fairfax, Oklahoma. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron!

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69 years ago, Guitar Wildman Ted Nugent was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to The Nuge!

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69 years ago, Guitarist David O'List was born in England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Davy!

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68 years ago, Guitarist Mark Elf was born in Queens, N.Y. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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68 years ago, Country Singer Randy Owen was born in Fort Payne, Alabama. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Randy!

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68 years ago, Rocker Thomas Miller was born in Wilmington, Delaware. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom Verlaine!

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67 years ago, Trumpeter Elmer "Coo Coo" Talbert died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 50 years old. (1950)
He was born August 8, 1900 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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64 years ago, Guitarist Berton Averre was born in Van Nuys, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Berton!

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63 years ago, Country Singer John Anderson was born in Apopka, Florida. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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63 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Steve Forbert was born in Meridian, Mississippi. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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60 years ago, Morris E. Day was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Morris Day!

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59 years ago, Bluesman Lurrie Bell was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lurrie!

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59 years ago, Keyboardist Raymond Jones was born in New York, N.Y. (1958)
He died July 1, 2011 in East Point, Georgia. He was 52 years old.

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59 years ago, Bassist Dana Strumwasser was born in Washington, D.C. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dana Strum!

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57 years ago, Trumpeter Elden Berge died in Burbank, California. He was 55 years old. (1960)
He was born July 12, 1904 in Iowa.

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56 years ago, Painter Grandma Moses died in in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. She was 101 years old. (1961)
Anna Mary Robertson was born September 7, 1860 in Greenwich, N.Y.

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Harry Barris, Bing Crosby and Al Rinker

55 years ago, Pianist/Singer Harry Barris died in Burbank, California. He was 56 years old. (1962)
He was born November 24, 1905 in New York, N.Y.

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53 years ago, Bluesman Judge Kenneth Peterson was born in Buffalo, New York. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lucky Peterson!

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46 years ago, Tiny Hill died in Denver, Colorado. He was 65 years old. (1971)
Harry Lawrence Hill was born July 19, 1906 in Sullivan, Illinois.

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43 years ago, Guitarist Nicholas John McCarthy was born in Blackpool, England. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nick McCarthy!

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42 years ago, Guitarist Thomas Matthew Delonge Jr. was born in Poway, California. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom DeLonge!

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41 years ago, Ian James Parker was born in Birmingham, England. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian Parker!

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39 years ago, Guitarist Ryo Kawakita was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ryo!

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36 years ago, Singer Amy Lynn Lee was born in Riverside, California. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Amy Lee!

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36 years ago, Comedian Pigmeat Markham died in The Bronx, N.Y. He was 77 years old. (1981)
Dewey Markham was born April 18, 1904 in Durham, N.C.

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34 years ago, Bassist Matthew Christopher Deis was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt Deis!

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29 years ago, Country Singer Taylor Allison Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. (1989)
Hauoli la Hanau to Taylor Swift!

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25 years ago, Organist Bernard Drukker died in Velp, Gelderland, Netherlands. He was 82 years old. (1992)
He was born January 1, 1910 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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22 years ago, Singer/Pianist Nancy LaMott died in New York, N.Y. She was 43 years old. (1995)
She was born December 30, 1951 in Midland, Michigan.

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16 years ago, Trumpeter Herbie Spanier died in Toronto, Canada. He was 73 years old. (2001)
Herbert Anthony Charles Spanier was born December 25, 1928 in Cupar, Sasketchewan. Canada.

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15 years ago, Zal Yanovsky died of a heart attack in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He was 57 years old. (2002)
Zalman Yanovsky was born December 19, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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14 years ago, Trumpeter Webster Young died in Portland, Oregon. He was 71 years old. (2003)
Webster English Young was born December 3, 1932 in Columbia, S.C.

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11 years ago, Bluesman Homesick James died in Springfield, Missouri. He was 96 years old. (2006)
James Williamson was born May 3, 1910 in Somerville, Tennessee.

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9 years ago, Pianist Joe Castro died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 82 years old. (2009)
He was born August 15, 1927 in Miami, Arizona.

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King Sisters from left, Alyce, Marilyn, Yvonne and Luise

9 years ago, Singer Yvonne King died in Santa Barbara, California. She was 89 years old. (2009)
Yvonne King Griggs was born January 20, 1920 in Ephraim, Utah.

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7 years ago, Remmy Ongala died in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He was 63 years old. (2010)
Ramadhani Mtoro Ongala was born during 1947 in the Belgian Congo.

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7 years ago, Prog Rocker Wooly Wolstenholme of Barclay James Harvest died in London, England. He was 63 years old. (2010)
Stuart John Wolstenholme was born April 15, 1947 in Chadderton, Oldham, England.

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5 years ago, Bluesman Eddie "Guitar" Burns died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 84 years old. (2012)
He was born February 8, 1928 in Belzoni, Mississippi.

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4 years ago, Pianist Rune Ofwerman died in Stockholm, Sweden. He was 80 years old. (2013)
Anders Ivar Rune Ofwerman was born December 24, 1932 in Stockholm, Sweden.


December 12


124 years ago, Actor Emmanuel Goldenberg was born in Bucharest, Romania. (1893)
Edward G. Robinson died January 26, 1973 in Hollywood, California. He was 69 years old.

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Sammy Davis, Jr. and Sammy Davis, Sr.

118 years ago, Singer Samuel George Davis was born in Wilmington, North Carolina. (1900)
Sammy Davis Sr. died May 21, 1988 in Beverly Hills, California. He was 87 years old.

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Hal Dickinson, John Drake, Fran Scott, Paula Kelly and Ralph Brewster

104 years ago, Singer Hal Dickinson of The Modernaires was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1913)
He died November 18, 1970. He was 56 years old.

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102 years ago, Singer Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, N.J. (1915)
Frank Sinatra died of a heart attack May 14, 1998 in Los Angeles, California. He was 82 years old.

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99 years ago, Singer Joseph Goreed was born in Cordele, Georgia. (1918)
Joe Williams died March 29, 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 80 years old.

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Anna and Marvin Gaye

96 years ago, Anna Ruby Gordy was born in Midgeville, Georgia. (1921)
Anna Gordy Gaye died January 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. She was 92 years old.

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95 years ago, Singer/Pianist Robert Lrod Dorough was born in Cherry Hill, Arkansas. (1923)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob Dorough!

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92 years ago, Trombonist Lars Lystedt was born in Umea, Sweden. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lars!

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92 years ago, Pianist Michael Marmarosa was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1925)
Dodo Marmarosa died of a heart attack September 17, 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was 76 years old.

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90 years ago, Bluesman John Weston was born in Lee County, Arkansas. (1927)
He died June 30, 2005 in Brinkley, Arkansas. He was 77 years old.

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89 years ago, Bluesman Cornelius Green was born in Donaldsville, Louisiana. (1928)
Lonesome Sundown died of a stroke April 23, 1995 in Gonzales, Louisiana. He was 66 years old.

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88 years ago, Pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi was born in Dairen, China. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Toshiko!

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86 years ago, Bluesman Willie Willis was born in Fairfield, Texas. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Willie!

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84 years ago, Saxophonist Manu Dibango was born in Cameroon, Africa. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Manu!

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82 years ago, Saxophonist Juhani Aaltonen was born in Finland. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Juhani!

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81 years ago, Guitarist Reggie Young was born in Caruthersville, Missouri. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Reggie!

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79 years ago, Singer Concetta Rosemarie Franconero was born in Newark, N.J. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Connie Francis!

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78 years ago, Terry Robert Kirkman of The Association was born in Salina, Kansas. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry Kirkman!

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77 years ago, Trumpeter Nelson Harrison was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nelson!

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77 years ago, Singer Dionne Warwick was born in East Orange, New Jersey. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dionne!

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76 years ago, Singer Timothy DuPron Hauser was born in Troy, N.Y. (1941)
Tim Hauser died October 16, 2014 in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He was 72 years old.

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76 years ago, Pianist John Hicks was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1941)
He died May 10, 2006 in New York, N.Y. He was 65 years old.

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John Stokes, Conleth Clusky, Declan Clusky
(Photo by M. McKeown/Express/Getty Images)

75 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Declan Clusky was born in Dublin, Ireland. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Declan!

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74 years ago, Guitarist Richard Betts was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dickey Betts!

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74 years ago, Keyboards Player Melvyn Jones was born in Richmond, Indiana. (1943)
Deacon Jones died July 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. He was 73 years old.

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

74 years ago, Keyboardist Michael George Smith of the Dave Clark 5 was born in Tottenham, London, England. (1943)
Mike Smith died February 29, 2008 in London, England. He was 68 years old.

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Kenny Burrell and Grover Washington, Jr.

74 years ago, Saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr. was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1943)
He died of a heart attack December 17, 1999 while taping a television appearance in New York, N.Y. He was 56 years old.

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Chester Thompson, Joe Zawinul, Alphonso Johnson, Wayne Shorter, Alex Acuña

73 years ago, Percussionist Alejandro Nesciosup Acuña was born in Pativika, Peru. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alex Acuña!

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73 years ago, Drummer Michael Carvin was born in Houston, Texas. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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73 years ago, Singer Robert Derminer was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1944)
Rob Tyner died of a heart attack September 18, 1991 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 46 years old.

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

72 years ago, Guitarist Alan Ward was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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72 years ago, Drummer Anthony Tillmon Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1945)
Tony Williams died of a heart attack February 23, 1997 in Daly City, California. He was 51 years old.

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71 years ago, Drummer Clive Bunker of Jethro Tull was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clive!

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Warren Smith, Joan La Barbara and Bruce Ditmas

71 years ago, Drummer Bruce Ditmas was born in Atlantic City, N.J. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruce!

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Ralph Scala, Emil "Peppy" Thielhelm, Ron Gilbert, Dennis LePore and Jon Finnigan

70 years ago, Keyboardist Ralph Scala was born in New York, N.Y. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruce!

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69 years ago, Mandolinist Lindsay Raymond Jackson of Lindisfarne was born in Wallsend, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray Jackson!

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67 years ago, Saxophonist Tim Whitehead was born in Liverpool, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim!

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66 years ago, Singer LaCosta Tucker was born in Seminole, Texas. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to La Costa!

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66 years ago, Singer Mildred Bailey died of a heart attack in Poughkeepsie, Washington. (1951)
Mildred Rinker was born February 27, 1907 in Tekoa, Washington

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65 years ago, Reggae Poet Allan Hope was born in Rae Town, Kingston, Jamaica. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mutabaruka!

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64 years ago, Rocker Dan Baird was born in San Diego, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Bruce Howard Kulick was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruce Kulick!

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60 years ago, Vocalist Cyril John Curnin was born in Wimbledon, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cy Curnin!

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58 years ago, Percussionist Sheila Escovedo was born in Oakland California. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sheila E!

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58 years ago, New Wave Rocker Neville Keighley was born in England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Belouis Some!

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57 years ago, Jazz Musician/Improviser Sebi Tramontana was born in Rosolini, Sicily, Italy. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sebi!

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56 years ago, Pop Singer Daniel O'Donnell was born in Kincasslagh, Republic of Ireland. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Daniel!

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Erik Schenkman and Corky Laing

54 years ago, Guitarist Eric Schenkman was born in Toronto, Canada. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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53 years ago, Drummer Mark Mondesir was born in Stepney, England. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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49 years ago, Actress Tallulah Bankhead died in New York, N.Y. She was 66 years old. (1968)
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was born January 31, 1902 in Huntsville, Alabama.

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45 years ago, Country Singer Shelton Hank Williams III was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hank Williams III!

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41 years ago, Guitarist Daniel Francis Hawkins was born in Chertsey, England. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan Hawkins!

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38 years ago, Hawaiian Entertainer Hilo Hattie died in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was 78 years old. (1979)
Clarissa Haili was born October 28, 1901 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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36 years ago, Guitarist Dan Patlansky was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan!

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35 years ago, Country Singer Katrina Ruth Elam was born in Bray, Oklahoma. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Katrina Elam!

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32 years ago, Pianist Ian Stewart died of a heart attack in London, England. He was 47 years old. (1985)
He was born July 18, 1938 in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland.

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30 years ago, Zydeco King Clifton Chenier died in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was 62 years old. (1987)
The "King of Zydeco" was born June 25, 1925 in Opelousas, Louisiana.

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19 years ago, Singer Orion was murdered in a robbery attempt at his pawn shop in Selma, Alabama. He was 53 years old. (1998)
James Hughes Bell was born February 26, 1945 in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

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17 years ago, Singer/Saxophonist Rosa King died in Rome, Italy. She was 60 years old. (2000)
She was born March 14, 1939 in Macon, Georgia.

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11 years ago, Clarintetist Kenny Davern died in Sandia Park, New Mexico. He was 71 years old. (2006)
John Kenneth Davern was born January 7, 1935 in Huntington, N.Y.

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11 years ago, Trumpeter Oscar Klein died in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was 76 years old. (2006)
He was born January 5, 1930 in Graz, Austria.

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11 years ago, Clarinetist Bob Wilber died in Sandia Park, New Mexico. He was 88 years old. (2006)
Robert Sage Wilber was born March 15, 1928 in New York, N.Y.

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10 years ago, Pianist/Guitarist/Band Leader Ike Turner died in San Diego, California. He was 76 years old. (2007)
Izear Luster Turner, Jr. was born November 5, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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9 years ago, Saxophonist Prince Lasha died in Oakland, California. He was 79 years old. (2008)
William B. Lawsha was born September 10, 1929 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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7 years ago, Bluesman James Peterson died in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 73 years old. (2010)
He was born November 4, 1937 in Russell County, Alabama.

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6 years ago, "The Rhumba Maestro" Pupi Campo died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 91 years old. (2011)
Jacinto Campillo was born May 1, 1920 in Havana, Cuba.

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1 year ago, DJ/Singer Jim Lowe died in East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y. He was 93 years old. (2016)
James Ellsworth Lowe was born May 7, 1923 in Springfield, Missouri.

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Barrelhouse Chuck and Sunnyland Slim

1 year ago, Blues Pianist Barrelhouse Chuck died n Libertyville, Illinois. He was 58 years old. (2016)
Charles Goering was born July 10, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio.

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Elvis Presley and Tom Moffatt

1 year ago, Hawaii Music Promoter/DJ Tom Moffatt died in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 85 years old. (2016)
He was born December 30, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Pat Dinizio died in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. He was 62 years old. (2017)
He was born October 12, 1955 in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.


December 11


187 years ago, Lot Kapuaiwa was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1830)
King Kamehameha V of Hawaii died December 11, 1872 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 42 years old.

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127 years ago, Tango Singer Charles Romuald Gardel was born in Toulouse, France. (1890)
Carlos Gardel died June 24, 1935 in a Medellin, Colombia airplane accident. He was 45 years old.

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107 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Noel de Medeiros Rosa was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (1910)
Noel Rosa died May 4, 1937 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was 26 years old.

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101 years ago, The "King of Mambo" Dámaso Pérez Prado was born in Mantanza, Cuba. (1916)
Pérez Prado died September 14, 1989 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was 72 years old.

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91 years ago, Blueswoman Willie Mae Thornton was born in Montgomery, Alabama. (1926)
Big Mama Thornton died of a heart attack July 25, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. She was 57 years old.

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86 years ago, Singer/Actress Rosita Dolores Alverio was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rita Moreno!

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86 years ago, New Orleans R&B singer Benny Spellman was born in Pensacola, Florida. (1931)
He died June 3, 2011 in Pensacola, Florida. He was 79 years old.

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83 years ago, Singer/MLB Baseball Player Arthur Lee Maye was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (1934)
Lee Maye died July 17, 2002 in Riverside, California. He was 67 years old.

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Curtis Williams, Cleve Duncan, Dexter Tisby and Bruce Tate

83 years ago, Singer Curtis Williams was born in Los Angeles, California. (1934)
He died August 10, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He was 78 years old.

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82 years ago, Steel Guitarist Tom Brumley was born in Powell, Missouri. (1935)
He died February 3, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. He was 73 years old.

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79 years ago, Pianist Alfred McCoy Tyner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to McCoy Tyner!

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78 years ago, Accordionist James Robert Boggio was born in Illinois. (1939)
Jim Boggio died November 6, 1996 in Cotati, California. He was 56 years old.

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77 years ago, Singer/Songwriter David Gates was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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Photo By Steve Stoddard

76 years ago, Singer/Keyboardist Bobby Thursby was born in Odessa, Texas. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby!

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76 years ago, Singer/Songwriter John Frank Wilson was born in Lufkin, Texas. (1941)
J. Frank Wilson died October 4, 1991 in Lufkin, Texas. He was 49 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer Brenda Mae Tarpley was born in Lithonia, Georgia. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brenda Lee!

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71 years ago, Guitarist Martin Stone was born in Woking, Surrey, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martin!

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65 years ago, Banjo/Guitarist Butch Baldassari was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Butch!

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63 years ago, Bassist/Singer Jermaine Lajuan Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jermaine!

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61 years ago, Singer Cindy McLeod was born in Canada. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cindy!

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59 years ago, Bassist Frank Carlton Serafino Ferrana, Jr. was born in San Jose, California. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nikki Sixx!

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58 years ago, Guitarist Billy Barnett was born in East St. Louis, Illinois. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy!

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56 years ago, Bassist Darryl Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to "The Munch"!

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54 years ago, Musician/Producer Jon Brion was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jon!

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53 years ago, Singer Justin Robert Currie was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Justin Currie!

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53 years ago, Bassist Dave Schools was born in Richmond, Virginia. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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53 years ago, Singer Sam Cooke was shot to death in a Los Angeles, California motel. He was 29 years old. (1964)
Samuel Cooke was born January 22, 1935 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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53 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Cosy Sheridan was born in Moab Utah. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cosy!

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Peggy Lee and David Barbour

52 years ago, Banjo/Guitarist Dave Barbour died in Malibu, California. He was 53 years old. (1965)
He was born May 28, 1912 in Long Island, N.Y.

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51 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Terry Sharpe was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry!

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50 years ago, Antoine Carraby was born in Compton, California. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to DJ Yella!

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44 years ago, Rapper Dante Terrell Smith was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mos Def!

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42 years ago, Singer Lee Wiley died in New York, N.Y. She was 67 years old. (1975)
She was born October 9, 1908 in Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma.

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35 years ago, Bluesman Lazy Bill Lucas died in South Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 64 years old. (1982)
He was born May 29, 1918 in Wynne, Arkansas.

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32 years ago, Bluesman Andrew Brown died of lung cancer in Chicago, Illinois. (1985)
He was born February 25, 1937 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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18 years ago, Organist Charles Earland died of heart failure in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 58 years old. (1999)
He was born May 24, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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17 years ago, Velvert Turner died in New York, N.Y. He was 49 years old. (2000)
He was born October 12, 1951 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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15 years ago, Pianist Lou Stein died in Litchfield, Connecticut. He was 80 years old. (2002)
He was born April 22, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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11 years ago, Singer Walter Ward died in Northridge, California. He was 66 years old. (2006)
He was born August 28, 1940 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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10 years ago, Activist/Actor/Singer Floyd Red Crow Westerman died in Los Angeles, California. He was 71 years old. (2007)
He was born August 17, 1936 on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Sioux reservation in South Dakota.

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9 years ago, Pin-Up Model Bettie Page died in Los Angeles, California. She was 85 years old. (2008)
She was born April 22, 1923 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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5 years ago, Ravi Shankar died in San Diego, California. He was 92 years old. (2012)
Rabrinda Chowdery Shankar was born April 7, 1920 at Varanasi near Benares in West Bengal, India.

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3 years ago, Singer Dawn Sears died in Gallatin, Tennessee. She was 53 years old. (2014)
She was born December 7, 1961 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

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



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