April 26


131 years ago, Blues Singer Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett was born in Columbus, Georgia. (1886)
"Ma" Rainey died of a heart attack December 22, 1939 in Columbus, Georgia. She was 53 years old.

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110 years ago, Drummer Dave Tough was born in Oak Park, Illinois. (1907)
He died December 9, 1948 in Newark, New Jersey. He was 41 years old.

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109 years ago, Bluesman Shirley Griffith was born in Brandon, Mississippi. (1908)
He died June 18, 1971 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 63 years old.

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102 years ago, Bluesman John Ned Lee Shines, Jr. was born in Frayser, Tennessee. (1915)
Johnny Shines died April 20, 1992 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was 76 years old.

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96 years ago, Saxophonist James Peter Giuffre was born in Dallas, Texas. (1921)
Jimmy Giuffre died April 24, 2008 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was 86 years old.

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96 years ago, Saxophonist Preston Love was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1921)
He died of lung cancer February 12, 2004 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was 82 years old.

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93 years ago, Saxophonist Theodore Marcus Edwards was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1924)
Teddy Edwards died of cancer April 20, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. He was 78 years old.

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92 years ago, Guitarist Jørgen Ingmann was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1925)
He died March 21, 2015 in Holte, Denmark. He was 89 years old.

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91 years ago, Bluesman Joseph Benjamin Hutto was born in Blackville, South Carolina. (1926)
J. B. Hutto died June 12, 1983 in Harvey, Illinois. He was 57 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer Anita Esgandarian was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1927)
Anita Darian died February 1, 2015 in Oceanside, N.Y. She was 87 years old.

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89 years ago, Pianist Herman Foster was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1928)
He died April 3, 1999 in New York, N.Y. He was 70 years old.

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79 years ago, Rock & Roll Guitarist Duane Eddy was born in Corning, N.Y. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Duane!

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79 years ago, Singer Maurice Williams was born in Lancaster, South Carolina. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maurice!

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76 years ago, "Party Lights" Singer Claudine Clark was born in Macon, Georgia. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Claudine!

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75 years ago, Teen Idol Robert Louis Ridarelli was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby Rydell!

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Richard Moore (lead guitar), Tony Murray (bass), Reg Presley (singer), Ronnier Bond (drums)

74 years ago, BassistAnthony Murray was born in Dublin, Ireland. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony Murray!

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74 years ago, Singer/Keyboardist Gary Wright was born in Creskill, N.J. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary!

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72 years ago, Keyboardist Michael Kelly Finnigan was born in Troy, Ohio. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Finnigan!

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71 years ago, Harmonica Player Anthony B. Cagnina, Jr. was born in Tacoma, Washington. (1946)
Tony Cagnina died April 19, 2011 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He was 64 years old.

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68 years ago, Singer/Harp Player Jimmy Hall was born in Mobile, Alabama. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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67 years ago, Bluesman Lloyd Jones was born in Seattle, Washington. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lloyd!

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67 years ago, Violinist/Vocalist Lakshminarayana Shankar was born in Madras, India. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to L. Shankar!

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66 years ago, Singer Billy Newton-Davis was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy!

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65 years ago, Drummer Ralph Kinsey of the Kinsey Brothers was born in Gary, Indiana. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralph!

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58 years ago, Guitarist John Corabi was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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57 years ago, Drummer Roger Andrew Taylor was born in Nechells, Birmingham, England. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roger Taylor!

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56 years ago, Drummer Christopher Mars was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Mars!

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53 years ago, Trumpeter Axel Dörner was born in Köln, Germany. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Axel!

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53 years ago, Singer Rebecka Törnqvist was born in Uppsala, Sweden. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rebecka!

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50 years ago, Country Singer Monte Warden was born in Houston, Texas. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Monte!

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48 years ago, Saxophonist Andy Farber was born in Huntington, N.Y. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Andy!

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47 years ago, Singer Tionne Tenese Watkins was born in Des Moines, Iowa. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tionne Watkins!

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47 years ago, Entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee died in Los Angeles, California. She was 56 years old. (1970)
Rose Louise Hovick was born February 9, 1914 in Seattle, Washington.

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46 years ago, Bassist Stanley Wayne DeMarcus, Jr. was born in Columbus, Ohio. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jay DeMarcus!

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43 years ago, Singer Nerina Natasha Georgina Pallot was born in London, England. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nerina Pallot!

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41 years ago, Singer Myron Lavell Avant was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Avant!

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38 years ago, Singer Ariane Moffatt was born in Saint-Romuald, Quebec, Canada. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ariane!

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38 years ago, Keyboardist Janne Viljami Wirman was born in Espoo, Finland. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Janne Wirman!

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36 years ago, Rapper Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley was born in Archway, London, England. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ms. Dynamite!

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33 years ago, Jazz Legend Count Basie died of cancer in Hollywood, Florida. He was 79 years old. (1984)
William Allen Basie was born August 21, 1904 in Red Bank, N.J.

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33 years ago, Composer/Arranger Barry Gray died of heart disease in Guernsey, Channel Islands, England. He was 75 years old. (1984)
He was born July 18, 1908 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.

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31 years ago, Comedienne Lucille Ball died in Los Angeles, California. She was 76 years old. (1986)
Lucille Desiree Ball was born August 6, 1911 in Celeron, N.Y.

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29 years ago, Bluesman Arbee Stidham died in Cook County, Illinois. He was 71 years old. (1988)
He was born February 9, 1917 in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas.

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6 years ago, Singer Phoebe Snow died in Edison, N.J. She was 59 years old. (2011)
Phoebe Ann Laub was born July 17, 1952 in New York, N.Y.

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Colin Hay and Greg Ham

5 years ago, Saxophonist Greg Ham was found dead in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (2012)
Gregory Norman Ham was born September 27, 1953 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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4 years ago, Singer George Jones died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 81 years old. (2013)
He was born September 12, 1931 in Saratoga, Texas.


April 25


105 years ago, Elvis' mom, Gladys Love Smith was born in Tupelo, Pontotoc, Mississippi. (1912)
Gladys Love Presley died August 14, 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was 46 years old.

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104 years ago, Saxophonist Earl Bostic was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1913)
He suffered a fatal heart attack October 28, 1965 while playing a hotel gig in Rochester, New York. He was 52 years old.

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104 years ago, Singer/Accordionist Santiago Jimenez, Jr. was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1913)
He died December 18, 1984 in San Antonio, Texas.

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102 years ago, Fiddler Cliff Bruner was born in Houston, Texas. (1915)
He died August 25, 2000 in Houston, Texas. He was 85 years old.

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99 years ago, Singer Ella Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Virginia. (1918)
She died June 15, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California. She was 78 years old.

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Smokey Robinson and Esther Gordy Edwards

97 years ago, Esther Gordy Edwards was born in Oconee County, Georgia. (1920)
She died August 24, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. She was 91 years old.

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

97 years ago, Drummer Earl Phillips was born in Harlem, N.Y. (1920)
He died November 20, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 70 years old.

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94 years ago, Bluesman Albert Nelson was born in Indianola, Mississippi. (1923)
Albert King died of a heart attack December 21, 1992 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 69 years old.

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89 years ago, "The Father of Hillbilly Jazz" Vassar Clements was born in Kinard, South Carolina. (1928)
He died August 16, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 77 years old.

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85 years ago, Cajun Musician Ervin Bruce was born in Cut Off, Louisiana. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vin Bruce!

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

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Jerry Lieber, Elvis Presley and Mike Stoller

84 years ago, Songwriter Jerry Lieber was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1933)
He died August 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. He was 78 years old.

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82 years ago, Singer Jimmy Hughes was born in Leighton, Alabama. (1935)
He died April 1, 1997 in in Florence, Alabama. He was 61 years old.

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82 years ago, Michael King was born in Barking, Essex, England. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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77 years ago, Singer Obie Burnett McClinton was born in Senatobia, Mississippi. (1940)
O.B. McClinton died September 23, 1987 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 47 years old.

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Los Bravos, Mike Kennedy front right.

73 years ago, Michael Volker Kogel was born in Berlin, Germany. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Kogel!

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72 years ago, Bassist Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival was born in Oakland, California. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stu!

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72 years ago, Singer Björn Kristian Ulvaeus was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Björn!

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71 years ago, Trumpeter Digby Fairweather was born in Rochford, Essex, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Digby!

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67 years ago, Keyboardist Michael David Lookofsky was born in New York, N.Y. (1949)
Michael Brown died March 19, 2015. He was 65 years old.

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67 years ago, Drummer Steve Ferrone was born in Brighton, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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67 years ago, Flautist Bobbi Humphrey was born in Marlin, Texas. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobbi!

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66 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Kent Duchaine was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kent!

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65 years ago, Pianist Ketil Bjørnstad was born in Oslo, Norway. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ketil!

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65 years ago, Singer Cory Daye was born in New York, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cory!

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63 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Robert Crosby Hoar was born in Sumpter, South Carolina. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rob Crosby!

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59 years ago, Derek William Dick was born in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fish!

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58 years ago, Guitarist William Rankin was born in Lennoxtown, Scotland. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Rankin!

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56 years ago, Drummer Carl Allen was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carl!

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55 years ago, Violinist Eddie South died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 57 years old. (1962)
He was born November 27, 1904 in Louisiana, Missouri.

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52 years ago, Bassist Eric Avery was born in Los Angeles, California. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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Joey And Rory Feek

51 years ago, Country Singer Rory Lee Feek was born in Atchinson, Kansas. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rory Lee !

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44 years ago, Drummer Fredrik Olof Larsson was born in Örebro, Sweden. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fredrik Larzon!

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29 years ago, Singer Carolyn Franklin died of cancer in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She was 44 years old. (1988)
She was born May 13, 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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29 years ago, Lanny Ross died in New York, N.Y. He was 82 years old. (1988)
Lancelot Patrick Ross was born January 19, 1906 in Seattle, Washington.

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27 years ago, Saxophonist Dexter Gordon died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 67 years old. (1990)
He was born February 27, 1923 in Los Angeles, California.

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25 years ago, Guitarist Brian MacLeod died in in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was 39 years old. (1992)
Brian Oliver MacLeod was born June 25, 1952 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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25 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Yutaka Ozaki died under mysterious circumstances in Tokyo, Japan. He was 26 years old. (1992)
He was born November 29, 1965 in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan.

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24 years ago, Henri René died April 25, 1993 in Houston, Missouri. (1993)
Harold M. Kirchstein was born December 29, 1906 in New York, N.Y.

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22 years ago,Singer/Actress Ginger Rogers died in Rancho Mirage, California. She was 83 years old. (1995)
Virginia McMath was born July 16, 1911 in Independence, Missouri.

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18 years ago, Funkster Roger Troutman was shot dead by his brother in Dayton, Ohio. He was 47 years old. (1999)
He was born November 29, 1951 in Hamilton, Ohio.

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12 years ago, The "Madman of Rockabilly" Hasil Adkins died in Madison, West Virginia. He was 67 years old. (2005)
He was born April 29, 1937 in Madison, West Virginia.

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12 years ago, Violinist Claude "Fiddler" Williams died in New York, N.Y. He was 96 years old. (2005)
He was born February 22, 1908 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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10 years ago, Bobby "Boris" Pickett died in Los Angeles, California. He was 69 years old. (2007)
Robert George Pickett was born February 11, 1938 in Georgetown, Texas.

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9 years ago, Trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton died in London, England. He was 86 years old. (2008)
He was born May 23, 1921 in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England.

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7 years ago, Singer Susan Reed died in Greenport, N.Y. She was 84 years old. (2010)
She was born January 11, 1926 in New York, N.Y.

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6 years ago, Ira Cohen died in New York, N.Y. He was 76 years old. (2011)
He was born February 3, 1935 in The Bronx, N.Y.

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6 years ago, Singer Poly Styrene died in Sussex, England. She was 53 years old. (2011)
Marianne Joan Elliott-Said was born July 3, 1957 in Bromley, Kent, England.

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1 year ago, Drummer Remo Delmo Belli died in Pasadena, California. He was 88 years old. (2016)
He was born June 22, 1925 in Mishawaka, Indiana.


April 24


101 years ago, Guitarist Eldon Shamblin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1916)
He died August 5, 1998 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 82 years old.

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95 years ago, Bassist Samuel Aaron Bell was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. (1922)
Aaron Bell died July 28, 2003 in New York, N.Y. He was 82 years old.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist John Arnold Griffin III was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1928)
Johnny Griffin died July 25, 2008 in France. He was 80 years old.

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87 years ago, Trumpeter Jerome Callet was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerome!

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Bill Perkins and Frank Strazzeri

87 years ago, Saxophonist Frank John Strazzerri was born in Rochester, N.Y. (1930)
Frank Strazzeri died May 9, 2014 in Rochester, N.Y. He was 84 years old.

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84 years ago, Singer Freddie Scott was born in Providence, Rhode Island. (1933)
He died June 4, 2007 in Jamaica, New York, N.Y. He was 74 years old.

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80 years ago, Saxophonist Joseph A. Henderson was born in Lima, Ohio. (1937)
Joe Henderson died of heart failure June 30, 2001 in San Francisco, California. He was 64 years old.

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80 years ago, Bassist Richard Lawrence Kniss was born in Portland, Oregon. (1937)
Dick Kniss died January 27, 2012 in Saugerties, N.Y. He was 74 years old.

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77 years ago, Guitarist George Tomsco of the Fireballs was born in Raton, New Mexico. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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76 years ago, Guitarist John Christopher Williams was born in Melbourne, Australia. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Williams!

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75 years ago, Singer Barbara Joan Streisand was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara Streisand!

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David Carr, Glen Dale, Rod Allen, Andy Brown and Barry Pritchard

74 years ago, Rhythm Guitarist Richard Garforth was born in Deal, Kent, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glen Dale!

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74 years ago, Singer Richard Anthony Sterban was born in Camden, New Jersey. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard Sterban!

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St. Clair Lee, Hubert Ann Kelly and Flemming Williams

73 years ago, Singer Bernard St. Clair Lee was born in San Francisco, California. (1944)
St. Clair Lee died March 8, 2011 in Lake Elsinore, California. He was 66 years old.

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72 years ago, Drummer Doug Clifford of Creedence Clearwater Revival was born in Palo Alto, California. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug!

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72 years ago, Singer Robert Knight was born in Franklin, Tennessee. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert!

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72 years ago, Keyboardist Doug Riley was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1945)
"Doctor Music" died of a heart attack August 27, 2007 aboard a plane in Calgary, Canada.

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72 years ago, Percussionist CollinWalcott was born in New York, N.Y. (1945)
He was killed November 8, 1984 in a Madgeburg, Germany traffic accident. He was 41 years old.

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71 years ago, Bassist Stafford Louis James was born in Evanston, Illinois. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stafford James!

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70 years ago, Songwriter Richard William Fagan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1947)
Richard Fagan died August 5, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 69 years old.

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St. Clair Lee, Hubert Ann Kelly and Flemming Williams

70 years ago, Singer Hubert Ann Kelly was born in Fairfield, Alabama. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ann!

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68 years ago, Singer Véronique Marie Line Sanson was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Véronique Sanson!

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67 years ago, Robert Andrew Hyman was born in Meriden, Connecticut. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rob Hyman!

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BLONDIE : Frank Infante, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Nigel Harrison and Clem Burke

66 years ago, Bassist Nigel Harrison was born in Stockport, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nigel!

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64 years ago, Singer/Percussionist Porter Carroll Jr. was born in Greenburgh, N.Y. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Porter!

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63 years ago, Bassist Jack Martin Blades was born in Palm Desert, California. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jack Blades!

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63 years ago, Raymond Ian Burns was born in Balham, London, England. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Captain Sensible!

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60 years ago, Singer/Poet Harry McClintock died in San Francisco, California. He was 74 years old. (1957)
Harry Kirby McClintock was born October 8, 1882 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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60 years ago, Bassist David John Haskins was born in Northampton, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to David J!

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60 years ago, Drummer Boris Peter Bransby-Williams was born in Versailles, France. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Boris Williams!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Dave Gonzales of The Paladins was born in San Diego, California. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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54 years ago, Bassist William David Gould was born in Los Angeles, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Gould!

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54 years ago, Drummer Horacio "El Negro" Hernández was born in Havana, Cuba. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to "El Negro"!

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54 years ago, Singer Joseph Emmanuel Cabut was born in Châlons-en-Champagne, France. (1963)
Mano Solo died January 19, 2010 in Paris, France. He was 46 years old.

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54 years ago, Bassist Joseph Vera was born in Los Angeles, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joey Vera!

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50 years ago, Drummer Patricia Theresa Schemel was born in Marysville, Washington. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Patty Schemel!

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50 years ago, Drummer Aaron Comess was born in Phoenix, Arizona. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Aaron!

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47 years ago, Blues Pianist Otis Spann died of cancer in Chicago, Illinois. He was 40 years old. (1970)
He was born March 21, 1930 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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46 years ago, Singer Alejandro Fernández Abarca was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to "El Potrillo"!

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46 years ago, Drummer Brad Morgan was born in Greenville, Alabama. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brad!

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46 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Mauro Antonio Pawlowski was born in Koersel, Beringen, Belgium. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mauro Pawlowski!

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Lena Horne & Lennie Hayton

46 years ago, Pianist Lennie Hayton died in Palm Springs, California. He was 63 years old. (1971)
He was born February 13, 1908 in New York, N.Y.

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44 years ago, Bassist Brian Aubrey Marshall was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian Marshall!

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43 years ago, Comedian Bud Abbott died of cancer in Woodland Hills, California. He was 76 years old. (1974)
William Alexander Abbott was born October 2, 1897 in Asbury Park, New Jersey

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38 years ago, Country Singer Rebecca Lynn Howard was born in Salyersville, Kentucky. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rebecca Lynn!

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29 years ago, Pianist Mel Powell died in Valencia, California. He was 75 years old. (1988)
Melvin Epstein was born February 12, 1923 in New York, N.Y.

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17 years ago, Bluesman Barkin' Bill Smith died in Cleveland, Mississippi. He was 72 years old. (2000)
He was born August 14, 1928 in Cleveland, Mississippi.

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16 years ago, Singer Al Hibbler died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 85 years old. (2001)
Albert George Hibbler was born August 16, 1915 in Tyro, Mississippi.

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16 years ago, Guitarist Dempsey Wright died in Hot Springs, Arkansas. (2001)
He was born July 14, 1929 in Oklahoma.

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11 years ago, Country Singer Bonnie Owens died in Bakersfield, California. She was 76 years old. (2006)
Bonnie Campbell was born October 1, 1932 in Blanchard, Oklahoma.

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9 years ago, Saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was 86 years old. (2008)
James Peter Giuffre was born April 26, 1921 in Dallas, Texas.

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4 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist/Historian/Educator Bob Brozman died in Ben Lemond, California. He was 59 years old. (2013)
He was born March 8, 1954 in New York, N.Y.

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Roy C. Bennett and Sid Tepper

2 years ago, Songwriter Sid Tepper died in Miami Beach, Florida. He was 97 years old. (2015)
He was born June 25, 1918 in New York, N.Y.

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1 year ago, Singer Billy Paul died in Blackwood, New Jersey. He was 81 years old. (2016)
He was born December 1, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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1 year ago, Papa Wemba died in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. He was 66 years old. (2016)
Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba was born June 14, 1949 in Kasai, The Congo.


April 23


123 years ago, Boogie-Woogie Pioneer Charles Edward Davenport was born in Anniston, Alabama. (1894)
"Cow Cow" Davenport died of heart problems December 2, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 62 years old.

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122 years ago, Clarinetist Jimmy Noone was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1895)
Jimmie Noone died of a heart attack April 19, 1944 in Los Angeles, California. He was 50 years old.

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105 years ago, Trumpeter Orville Minor was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1912)
"Piggy" apparently died during 1999.

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93 years ago, Percussionist Robert Marshall Rosengarden was born in Elgin, Illinois. (1924)
Bobby Rosengarden died February 27, 2007 in Sarasota, Florida. He was 82 years old.

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89 years ago, Shirley Jane Temple was born in Santa Monica, California. (1928)
Shirley Temple died February 10, 2014 in San Francisco, California. She was 85 years old.

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88 years ago, Trumpeter Calvin Owens was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1929)
He died February 21, 2008 in Houston, Texas. He was 78 years old.

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87 years ago, Saxophonist Michael Flagstad was born in Oslo, Norway. (1930)
He died June 29, 2005 Oslo, Norway. He was 75 years old.

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82 years ago, Saxophonist Bunky Green was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bunky!

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81 years ago, Singer Roy Kelton Orbison was born in Wink, Texas. (1936)
Roy Orbison died of a heart attack December 6, 1988 in Malibu, California. He was 52 years old.

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Alan Munde, Gene Wooten, Billy Joe Foster and Roland White

79 years ago, Mandolin Player Roland White was born in Madawaska, Maine. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roland!

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78 years ago,"The Golden Voice of Rock 'n' Roll", Ray Peterson was born in Denton, Texas. (1939)
He died of cancer January 25, 2005 in Smyrna, Tennessee. He was 65 years old.

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77 years ago, Drummer Pierre Courbois was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pierre!

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75 years ago, Actress Alexandra Zuck was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. (1942)
Sandra Dee died February 20, 2005 in Thousand Oaks, California. She was 62 years old.

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74 years ago, Bluesman James Kinds was born in Drew, Mississippi. (1943)
He died August 19, 2014 in Dubuque, Iowa. He was 70 years old.

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70 years ago, Pianist Alan Broadbent was born in Auckland, New Zealand. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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70 years ago, Bassist Glenn Cornick was born in Barrow-In-Furnace, England. (1947)
He died August 29, 2014 in Hilo, Hawaii. He was 67 years old.

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Saskia and Serge

70 years ago, Trudy van den Berg was born in Grootebroek, Holland. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Saskia!

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69 years ago, Violinist David Cross was born in Turnchapel, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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69 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Sandra Elayne Hurvitz was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Essra Mohawk!

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68 years ago, Singer/Songwriter John Miles was born in Jarrow, County Durham, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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66 years ago, Bassist Clifford Clyde Hugo was born in Southern California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cliff Hugo!

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65 years ago, Drummer Michael Walden was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Narada!

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62 years ago, Blues Pianist Fred Kaplan was born in Los Angeles, California. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fred!

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57 years ago, Guitarist Stephen Maynard Clark was born in Hillsborough, Sheffield, England. (1960)
Steve Clark died January 8, 1991 in London, England. He was 30 years old.

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53 years ago, Singer Mel Walker died in Los Angeles, California. He was 34 years old. (1964)
Melvin Lightsy was born November 3, 1929 in Bloomburg, Texas.

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42 years ago, Pete Ham of Badfinger committed suicide in London, England. He was 27 years old. (1975)
Peter Ham was born April 27, 1947 in Swansea, South Wales.

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33 years ago, Pianist Red Garland died in Dallas, Texas. He was 60 years old. (1984)
William M. Garland was born May 13, 1923 in Dallas, Texas.

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33 years ago, Trombonist Juan Tizol died in Inglewood, California. He was 84 years old. (1984)
He was born January 22, 1900 San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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31 years ago, Songwriter Harold Arlen died in New York, N.Y. He was 81 years old. (1986)
Hyman Arluck was born February 15, 1905 in Buffalo, N.Y.

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29 years ago, Singer/Songwriter John Fullbright was born in Bearden, Oklahoma. (1988)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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26 years ago, Rocker Johnny Thunders died of a methadone overdose in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 38 years old. (1991)
John Anthony Genzale, Jr. was born July 15, 1952 in Leesburg, Florida.

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22 years ago, Bluesman Lonesome Sundown died of a stroke in Gonzales, Louisiana. He was 66 years old. (1995)
Cornelius Green was born December 12, 1928 in Donaldsville, Louisiana.

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18 years ago, Melba Liston died in Los Angles, California. She was 73 years old. (1999)
Melba Doretta Liston was born January 13, 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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17 years ago, Guitarist Clarence Hollimon died in Houston, Texas. He was 62 years old. (2000)
He was born October 24, 1937 in Houston, Texas.

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7 years ago, Singer Norman Wright died in New Jersey. He was 72 years old. (2010)
He was born October 31, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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6 years ago, Huey P. Meaux died in Winnie, Texas. He was 82 years old. (2011)
"The Crazy Cajun" was born March 10, 1929 in Wright, Louisiana.

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5 years ago, Bassist Chris Etheridge died in Meridian, Mississippi. He was 65 years old. (2012)
John Christopher Etheridge was born February 10, 1947 in Meridian, Mississippi.


April 22


119 years ago, Bluesman Lemoine Nash was born in Lakeland, Louisiana. (1898)
Lemon Nash died December 27, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 71 years old.

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109 years ago, Trumpeter Avery Howard was born in New Oleans, Louisiana. (1908)
Kid Howard died March 28, 1966 in New Oleans, Louisiana. He was 57 years old.

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101 years ago, Violinist Yehudi Menuhin was born in New York, N.Y. (1916)
Sir Yehudi Menuhin died March 12, 1999 in Berlin, Germany. He was 83 years old.

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98 years ago, Bluesman Benjamin Clarence Jackson was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1919)
Bull Moose Jackson died July 31, 1989 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 70 years old.

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96 years ago, Conga Player/Percussionist Candido Camero was born in Havana, Cuba. (1921)
Hauoli la Hanau to Candido!

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96 years ago, Singer/Actress Vivian Alferetta Dandridge was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1921)
Vivian Dandridge died October 26, 1991 in Seattle, Washington. She was 70 years old.

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96 years ago, Slack Key Guitar Master Charles Phillip Pahinui was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1921)
Gabby Pahinui died October 13, 1980 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 59 years old.

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95 years ago, Bassist Charles Mingus, Jr. was born in Nogales, Arizona. (1922)
He died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis January 5, 1979 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He was 56 years old.

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95 years ago, Pianist Lou Stein was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1922)
He died December 11, 2002 in Litchfield, Connecticut. He was 80 years old.

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94 years ago, Pin-Up Model Bettie Page was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1923)
She died December 11, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. She was 85 years old.

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93 years ago, Bluesman Allen George Smith was born in West Helena, Arkansas. (1924)
George "Harmonica" Smith died of a heart attack October 2, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. He was 59 years old.

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90 years ago, "The Godfather of Ska" Laurel Aitken was born in Havana, Cuba. (1927)
He died July 17, 2005 in Leicester, England. He was 78 years old.

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89 years ago, Trumpeter Thomas Walter Turrentine, Jr. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1928)
Tommy Turrentine died May 15, 1997 in New York City, N.Y. He was 69 years old.

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86 years ago, Conga Player/Bandleader Gilbert Calderon was born in New York, N.Y. (1931)
Joe Cuba died February 15, 2009 in New York, N.Y. He was 77 years old.

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85 years ago, Isao Tomita was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1932)
Tomita died May 5, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. He was 84 years old.

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81 years ago, Bassist Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers, Jr. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1935)
Paul Chambers died January 4, 1969 in New York, N.Y. He was 33 years old.

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81 years ago, Glen Travis Campbell was born in Delight, Arkansas. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glen Campbell!

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81 years ago, Saxophonist Donald Menza was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Menza!

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80 years ago, Bernard Nitzsche was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1937)
Jack Nitzsche died of cardiac arrest August 25, 2000 in Hollywood, California. He was 63 years old.

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77 years ago, Country Singer Ray Griff was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (1940)
He died March 9, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was 75 years old.

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76 years ago, Keyboardist Don Grusin was born in Denver, Colorado. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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74 years ago, Singer Mel Carter was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mel!

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73 years ago, Drummer/Pianist Howard Pyle Wyeth was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. (1944)
Howie Wyeth died March 27, 1996 in New York, N.Y. He was 51 years old.

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72 years ago, Country Singer Cleveland Francis, Jr. was born in Jennings, Louisiana. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cleve Francis!

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70 years ago, Composer/Double Bassist Barry Guy was born in London, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry!

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69 years ago, Pianist/Composer Jan Kaspersen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jan!

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67 years ago, Guitarist Pete Carr was born in Daytona Beach, Florida. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pete!

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67 years ago, Pop Star Peter Frampton was born in Beckenham, Kent, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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66 years ago, Musician Paul Carrack was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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66 years ago, Steel Guitarist Reuben Gosfield was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lucky Oceans!

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65 years ago, Actress Marilyn Ann Briggs was born in Westport, Connecticut. (1952)
Marilyn Chambers died April 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. She was 56 years old.

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62 years ago, Producer Arthur Baker was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Arthur!

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60 years ago, Bluesman James Armstrong was born in Los Angeles, California. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to James!

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54 years ago, Trumpeter Dave Ballou was born in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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48 years ago, Bassist Jonas Reingold was born in Malmö, Sweden. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jonas!

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46 years ago, Country Singer Kellie Coffey was born in Moore, Oklahoma. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kellie!

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42 years ago, Bluesman Walter Vinson of the Mississippi Sheiks died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 74 years old. (1975)
He was born February 2, 1901 in Bolton, Mississippi.

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39 years ago, Guitarist Aaron Fink was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Aaron!

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39 years ago, Guitarist Jason Elliott Stollsteimer was born in Southfield, Michigan. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jason Stollsteimer!

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38 years ago, Guitarist Daniel Paul Johns was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Daniel Johns!

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34 years ago, Pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines died in Oakland, California. He was 79 years old. (1983)
Earl Kenneth Hines was born December 28, 1903 in Duquesne, Pennsylvania.

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33 years ago, Singer Amelle Berrabah was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Amelle!

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30 years ago, Guitarist Irving Ashby died in Perris, California. He was 66 years old. (1987)
He was born December 29, 1920 in Somerville, Massachussetts.

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29 years ago, Vocalist Sandi Robison died in Billings, Montana. She was 42 years old. (1988)
Barbara Jeane Moyer was born October 14, 1945 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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27 years ago, Bluesman Little Joe Blue died in Reno, Nevada. He was 65 years old. (1990)
Joseph Valery, Jr. was born September 23, 1934 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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22 years ago, Pianist Don Pullen died in East Orange, New Jersey. He was 53 years old. (1995)
Don Gabriel Pullen was born December 25, 1941 in Roanoke, Virginia.

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21 years ago, Singer Arthur "T-Boy" Ross was found murdered in Oak Park, Michigan. He was 47 years old. (1996)
Arthur Ross was born February 28, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan.

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16 years ago, Pianist/Singer Isaac "Ike" Cole died in Sun Lakes, Arizona. He was 73 years old. (2001)
He was born July 13, 1927 in Chicago, Illinos.

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15 years ago, Actress Linda Lovelace died from injuries suffered in a car accident in Denver, Colorado. (2002)
Linda Boreman was born January 10, 1949 in the Bronx.

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14 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Felice Bryant died in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She was 77 years old. (2003)
Matilda Genevieve Scaduto was born August 7, 1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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12 years ago, Saxophonist Arnie Lawrence died in Jerusalem, Israel. He was 66 years old. (2005)
Arnold Lawrence Finkelstein was born October 7, 1938 in New York, N.Y.

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12 years ago, Drummer Stan Levey died in Los Angeles, California. He was 79 years old. (2005)
He was born April 5, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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6 years ago, Hazel Dickens died in Washington, D.C. She was 76 years old. (2011)
She was born June 1, 1935 in Mercer County, West Virginia.

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5 years ago, Bluesman Pops Carter died in Dallas Texas. He was 92 years old. (2012)
Tom Carter was born June 6, 1919 in Red River, Louisiana.

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4 years ago, Folk Singer Richie Havens died in New Jersey. He was 72 years old. (2013)
Richard Pierce Havens was born January 21, 1941 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Pete Tolson second from right

1 year ago, Guitarist Peter Tolson died. He was 64 years old. (2016)
He was born September 10, 1951 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.


April 21


110 years ago, Banjoist Wade Eckhart Mainer was born near Weaverville, N.C. (1907)
Wade Mainer died September 12, 2011 in Flint, Michigan. He was 104 years old.

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109 years ago, Blue Note Records Founder Alfred Lion was born in Berlin, Germany. (1908)
He died February 2, 1987 in San Diego, California. He was 78 years old.

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95 years ago, Guitarist Mundell James Lowe was born in Laurel, Mississippi. (1922)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mundell Lowe!

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Ira and Charlie Louvin

93 years ago, Country Star Lonnie Ira Loudermilk of the Louvin Brothers was born in Rainesville, Alabama. (1924)
Ira Louvin died June 20, 1965 in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was 41 years old.

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92 years ago, Trumpeter Saul Berman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. (1925)
Sonny Berman died of a heroin overdose January 16, 1947 in New York, N.Y. He was 22 years old.

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92 years ago, Organist Robert Kujawa was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1925)
Bob Kames died April 9, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was 82 years old.

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92 years ago, Singer Carline Ray was born in New York, N.Y. (1925)
She died July 18, 2013 in New York, N.Y. She was 88 years old.

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85 years ago, Trombonist Locksley Wellington Hampton was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Slide Hampton!

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84 years ago, Trumpeter Ian Carr was born in Dumfries, Scotland. (1933)
He died February 25, 2009 in London, England. He was 75 years old.

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79 years ago, Bluesman Edward Lewis Davis Milton was born in Talladega, Alabama. (1938)
Eddie King died March 14, 2012 in Peoria, Illinois. He was 73 years old.

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75 years ago, Soul Singer Bobby McClure was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1942)
He died of a stroke November 13, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. He was 50 years old.

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75 years ago, Saxophonist Alan Skidmore was born in London, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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73 years ago, Bluesman Paul Geremia was born in Providence, Rhode Island. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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73 years ago, Avant Garde Bassist Peter Kowald was born in Meiningen, Germany. (1944)
He died September 21, 2002 in New York, N.Y. He was 58 years old.

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71 years ago, Blues Guitarist Doug MacLeod was born in New York, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug!

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70 years ago, Rock Performer James Newell Osterberg was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Iggy Pop!

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70 years ago, Guitarist Alan Warner was born in Paddington, West London, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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70 years ago, Guitarist John Weider was born in London, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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69 years ago, Singer Paul Davis was born in Meridian, Mississippi. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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67 years ago, Guitarist Sam Mitchell was born in Liverpool, England. (1950)
He died June 15, 2006 in Liverpool, England. He was 56 years old.

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67 years ago, Slack Key Guitarist Cyril Pahinui was born in Waimanalo, Hawaii. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cyril!

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66 years ago, Keyboardist Nicole Barclay was born in Washington, D.C. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nickey Barclay!

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66 years ago, Drummer Robert Gray was born in Marefield, Leicestershire, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert Gotobed!

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64 years ago, Bassist Todd Phillips was born in San Jose, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Todd!

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62 years ago, Percussionist David Van Tieghem was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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59 years ago, Keyboardist Mike Barson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Monsieur Barso!

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58 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Robert James Smith was born in Blackpool, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert Smith!

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58 years ago, Michael Timmins was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston

56 years ago, Folk Musician Cisco Houston died of cancer in San Bernardino, California. He was 42 years old. (1961)
Gilbert Vandine Houston was born August 18, 1918 in Wilmington, Delaware.

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51 years ago, Trombonist Freddie Assunto died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 36 years old. (1966)
Fred Assunto was born December 3, 1929 in Jennings, Louisiana.

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49 years ago, Michael Franti of Spearhead was born in Oakland, California. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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48 years ago, Singer Keri Leigh was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keri!

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47 years ago, Blues Guitarist Earl Hooker died of tuberculosis in Chicago, Illinois. He was 40 years old. (1970)
Earl Zebedee Hooker was born January 15, 1930 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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40 years ago, Milton "Gummo" Marx died in Palm Springs, California. He was 84 years old. (1977)
Milton Marx was born October 23, 1892 in New York City.

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40 years ago, Singer Blanche Thomas died in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was 54 years old. (1977)
She was born October 16, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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39 years ago, Drummer Jukka Antero Nevalainen was born in Kitee, Finland. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jukka Nevalainen!

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39 years ago, Drummer Branden Steineckert was born in Pocatello, Idaho. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Branden!

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39 years ago, Folk-Rock Singer Sandy Denny died of a brain hemorrhage in London, England. She was 31 years old. (1978)
She was born January 6, 1947 in Wimbledon, England.

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36 years ago, Arranger Eddy Sauter died in West Nyack, N.Y. He was 66 years old. (1981)
He was born December 2, 1914 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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19 years ago, Singer/Pianist Helen Ward died in New York, N.Y. She was 81 years old. (1998)
She was born September 19, 1916 in New York, N.Y.

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Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, The King, Neil Matthews and Hugh Jarrett

17 years ago, Singer Neil Matthews, Jr. died in Brentwood, Tennessee. He was 70 years old. (2000)
He was born October 26, 1929 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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14 years ago, Singer Nina Simone died at her home in the south of France. She was 70 years old. (2003)
Eunice Kathleen Waymon was born February 21. 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina.

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14 years ago, Cajun Musician Nonc Allie Young died in Basile, Louisiana. He was 90 years old. (2003)
He was born May 3, 1912 in Basile, Louisiana.

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9 years ago, Soul Man Al Wilson died in Fontana, California. He was 68 years old. (2008)
He was born June 19, 1939 in Meridian, Mississippi.

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4 years ago, Singer Chrissy Amphlett died in New York, N.Y. She was 53 years old. (2013)
Christine Joy Amphlett was born October 25, 1959 in Geelong, Australia.

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1 year ago, "The Artist..." Prince died in Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minnesota. He was 57 years old. (2016)
Prince Rogers Nelson was born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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1 year ago, Guitarist Lonnie Mack died in Smithville, Tennessee. He was 74 years old. (2016)
Lonnie McIntosh was born July 18, 1941 in Harrison, Indiana.


April 20


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122 years ago, Trombonist Emile Joseph Christian was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1895)
Emile Christian died December 3, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 78 years old.

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108 years ago, Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1909)
He died August 31, 2002 in New York, N.Y. He was 94 years old.

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102 years ago, Singer Aurora Miranda da Cunha was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (1915)
Aurora Miranda died December 22, 2005 in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was 90 years old.

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95 years ago, Bluegrass/Country singer Frank Brown was born in River, Kentucky. (1922)
Hylo Brown died January 17, 2003 in Mechanicsville, Ohio. He was 80 years old.

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94 years ago, Percussionist Ernest Anthony Puente, Jr. was born in New York, N.Y. (1923)
Tito Puente died May 31, 2000 in New York, N.Y. He was 77 years old.

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92 years ago, Pianist Henri Renaud was born n Villedieu-sur-Indre, France. (1925)
He died October 17, 2002 in Paris, France. He was 77 years old.

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88 years ago, Bluesman Johnny Fuller was born in Edwards, Mississippi. (1929)
He died May 20, 1985 in Oakland, California. He was 56 years old.

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83 years ago, "The King of Rockabilly" Ray Campi was born in New York, N.Y. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray!

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82 years ago, Pianist Ran Blake was born in Springfield, Massachussetts. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ran!

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81 years ago, Drummer William Godvin Harris was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1936)
Beaver Harris died December 22, 1991 in New York, N.Y.

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78 years ago, Country/Pop Singer Johnny Tillotson was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol

74 years ago, Actress Edith Minturn Sedgwick was born in Santa Barbara, California. (1943)
Edie Sedgwick died November 16, 1971 in Santa Barbara, California. She was 28 years old.

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73 years ago, Mandolin Player Doyle Lawson was born in Kingsport, Tennessee. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doyle!

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Jimmy Winston, Kenny Jones, Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane
Photo © Chris Walter

72 years ago, Keyboardist Jimmy Winston was born in Stratford, London, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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70 years ago, Singer Björn Nils Olof Skifs was born in Vansbro, Dalarna, Sweden. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Björn Skifs!

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69 years ago, Pianist Joseph Leonard Bonner was born in Rocky Mount, N.C. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe Bonner!

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Grand Funk Railroad 1973 Craig Frost, Mark Farner, Mal Schecher and Don Brewer

69 years ago, Keyboardist Craig Frost was born in Flint, Michigan. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Craig!

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66 years ago, Singer Luther Vandross was born in The Bronx, New York. (1951)
He died July 1, 2005 in Edison, New Jersey. He was 54 years old.

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64 years ago, Drummer Ollie E. Brown was born in Flint, Michigan. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ollie Brown!

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64 years ago, Saxophonist James Siegfried was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to James Chance!

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59 years ago, Blues Harp Player Gary Primich was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1958)
He died September 23, 2007 in Austin, Texas. He was 49 years old.

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57 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Composer Lisa Meri was born in New York, N.Y. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lisa!

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56 years ago, Trombonist Ashley Slater was born in Scuefferville, Quebec, Canada. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ashley!

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54 years ago, Singer Norman Swan was born in Raleigh Glasgow, Scotland. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kal Swan!

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50 years ago, Drummer Michael Stephen Portnoy was born in Long Beach, N.Y. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Portnoy!

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50 years ago, Guitarist Issi Rozen was born in Haifa, Israel. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Issi!

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48 years ago, Country Singer Tony Wade Hayes was born in Bethel Acres, Oklahoma. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wade Hayes!

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47 years ago, Musician Perry Bradford died in New York, N.Y. He was 77 years old. (1970)
John Henry Bradford was born February 14, 1893 in Montgomery, Alabama.

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45 years ago, Bassist/Composer Avishai Cohen was born in Israel. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Avishai!

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45 years ago, Reggae Musician Stephen Marley was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stephen!

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39 years ago, Douglas Cook was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clay Cook!

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37 years ago, Bassist Ronnie Boykins died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 45 years old. (1980)
He was born December 17, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois.

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33 years ago, Singer Mabel Mercer died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She was 84 years old. (1984)
She was born February 3, 1900 in Birmingham, England

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26 years ago, Rocker Steve Marriott died when his Essex, England house burned down. He was 44 years old. (1991)
He was born January 30, 1947 in Bow, London, England.

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25 years ago, Bluesman Johnny Shines died in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was 76 years old. (1992)
John Ned Lee Shines, Jr. was born April 25, 1915 in Frayser, Tennessee.

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15 years ago, Singer Alan Dale died in New York, N.Y. He was 76 years old. (2002)
He was born in July 9, 1925 Brooklyn, N.Y.

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14 years ago, Saxophonist Teddy Edwards died of cancer in Los Angeles, California. He was 78 years old. (2003)
Theodore Marcus Edwards was born April 26, 1924 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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12 years ago, Bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen died in Copenhagen. He was 58 years old. (2005)
N-HOP was born May 27, 1946 in Osted, Denmark.

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10 years ago, Pianist Andrew Hill died in Jersey City, N.J. He was 75 years old. (2007)
He was born June 30, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Louis Armstrong and Joe Muranyi

5 years ago, Clarinetist Joe Muranyi died in New York, N.Y. He was 84 years old. (2012)
Joseph Paul Muranyi was born January 14, 1928 in Martin's Ferry, Ohio.

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5 years ago, Guitarist Bert Weedon died in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England. He was 91 years old. (2012)
He was born May 10, 1920 in East Ham, London, England.

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4 years ago, Singer/Actress Deanna Durbin died in Neauphle-le-Château, France. She was 91 years old. (2013)
Edna Mae Durbin was born December 4, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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4 years ago, Bluesman Artie "Blues Boy" White died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 76 years old. (2013)
He was born April 16, 1937 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Singer Cuba Gooding died in Woodland Hills, California. He was 72 years old. (2017)
He was born April 27, 1944 in New York, N.Y.



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