February 1


121 years ago, Pianist James Price Johnson was born in New Brunswick, N.J. (1894)
James P. Johnson died November 17, 1955 in New York, N.Y. He was 61 years old.

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113 years ago, Poet Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri. (1902)
He died May 22, 1967 in New York, N.Y. He was 65 years old.

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111 years ago, Trombonist Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton was born in New York, N.Y. (1904)
He died of a stroke July 20, 1946 in San Francisco, California. He was 42 years old.

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109 years ago, "The Dear That Made Milwaukee Famous", Hildegarde Loretta Sell was born in Adell, Wisconsin. (1906)
The Incomparable Hildegarde died July 29, 2005 in New York, N.Y. She was 99 years old.

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92 years ago, Bluesman Leroy "Baby Face" Foster was born in Algoma, Mississippi. (1923)
He died May 26, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 25 years old.

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83 years ago, Bluesman James Ramsey was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1932)
"The Black Lone Ranger" died of heart failure March 17, 1998 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 66 years old.

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82 years ago, Saxophonist Sadao Watanabe was born in Utsunomiya, Japan. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sadao!

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Don and Phil Everly

78 years ago, Don Everly of the Everly Brothers was born in Brownie, Kentucky. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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78 years ago, Ray Sawyer was born in Chickasaw, Alabama. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Eye Patch"!

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77 years ago, Actor Sherman Alexander Hemsley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1938)
Sherman Hemsley died July 24, 2012 in El Paso, Texas. He was 74 years old.

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77 years ago, Drummer James Inkanish Jr. was born in El Paso Texas. (1938)
Jimmy Carl Black died November 1, 2008 in in Siegsdorf, Germany. He was 70 years old.

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76 years ago, Bluegrass Star Delano Floyd McCoury was born in Bakersville, N.C. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Del McCoury!

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76 years ago, Pianist Joseph Leslie Sample was born in Houston, Texas. (1939)
Joe Sample died September 12, 2014 in Houston, Texas. He was 75 years old.

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75 years ago, Drummer James Black was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1940)
He died August 30, 1988 of a drug overdose in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 48 years old.

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75 years ago, Bassist Tyrone Brown was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tyrone!

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Photo By: Steve Stoddard

75 years ago, Singer Finis Tasby was born in Dallas, Texas. (1940)
He died November 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. He was 74 years old.

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73 years ago, Comedian Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry!

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71 years ago, Saxophonist Ari Brown was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ari!

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69 years ago, Soul Singer Chris Clark was born in Santa Cruz, California. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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67 years ago, Funk Star James Johnson was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1948)
Rick James died August 6, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. He was 56 years old.

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66 years ago, Composer Herbert Stothart died in Los Angeles, California. He was 63 years old. (1949)
He was born September 11, 1885 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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65 years ago, Guitarist Michael Campbell was born in Panama City, Florida. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Campbell!

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64 years ago, Slide Guitarist Sonny Landreth was born in Caton, Mississippi. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sonny!

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64 years ago, Drummer Fran Christina was born in Westerly, Rhode Island. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fran!

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59 years ago, Rocker Christine Cervenka was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Exene Cervenka!

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58 years ago, Reggae Star Dennis Brown was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1957)
He died July 1, 1999 in a Kingston, Jamaica hospital. He was 42 years old.

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53 years ago, Guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei was born in Takasaki, Gunma, Japan. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tomoyasu!

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51 years ago, Vocalist John Kennedy Oswald was born in Akron, Ohio. (1964)
Jani Lane was found dead August 11, 2011 in a Los Angles, California hotel room. He was 47 years old.

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47 years ago, Elvis' Daughter Lisa Marie Prseley was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lisa Marie!

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46 years ago, Saxophonist Joshua Redman was born in Berkeley, California. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joshua!

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45 years ago, Bandleader Ray Kinney died in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 71 years old. (1972)
He was born September 26, 1900 in Hilo, Hawaii.

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40 years ago, Rapper Antwan André Patton was born in Savannah, Georgia. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Big Boi!

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36 years ago, Jason Isbell was born in Greenhill, Alabama. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jason!

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36 years ago, Country Singer Julie Roberts was born in Lancaster, South Carolina. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Julie!

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26 years ago, Songwriter Blaze Foley was murdered by a deranged neighbor in Austin, Texas. (1989)
Michael David Fuller was born December 18, 1950 in Austin, Texas.

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25 years ago, Bluesman "Mississippi" Johnny Woods died in Olive Branch, Mississippi. He was 72 years old. (1990)
He was born November 1, 1917 in Looxahoma, Mississippi.

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21 years ago, Bluesman Johnny Littlejohn died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 62 years old. (1994)
John Funchess was born April 16, 1931 in Lake, Mississippi.

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20 years ago, Guitarist Richey Edwards disappeared and is presumed dead in Wales. He was 27 years old. (1995)
Richard James Edwards was born December 22, 1967 in Blackwood, Wales.

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16 years ago, Percussionist Julius Wechter died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California. He was 64 years old. (1999)
He was born May 10, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois.

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12 years ago, Percussionist Mongo Santamaria died in Miami, Florida. He was 88 years old. (2003)
Ramon Santamaria was born April 7, 1922 in Havana, Cuba.

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12 years ago, "The Queen Of Skiffle" Nancy Whiskey died in Leicester, England. She was 67 years old. (2003)
Anne Alexandra Young Wilson was born March 4, 1935 in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland.

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11 years ago, Trumpeter Buzz Gardner died. He was 73 years old. (2004)
Charles Guarnera was born during 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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6 years ago, Drummer Dewey Martin died in Van Nuys, California. He was 68 years old. (2009)
Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff was born September 30, 1940 in Chesterville, Ontario, Canada.

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3 years ago, Soul Train Host Don Cornelius died in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old. (2012)
Donald Cortez Cornelius was born September 27, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois.

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3 years ago, Bluesman Clarence "Little Scotty" Scott died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 66 years old. (2012)
He was born March 24, 1945 in Florence, South Carolina.


January 31


121 years ago, Songwriter/Bandleader Isham Jones was born in Coalton, Iowa. (1894)
He died October 19, 1956 in Hollywood, Florida. He was 62 years old.

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113 years ago, Actress Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was born in Huntsville, Alabama. (1902)
Tallulah Bankhead died December 12, 1968 in New York, N.Y. She was 66 years old.

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109 years ago, Blues Pianist Roosevelt Sykes Bey was born in Elmar, Arkansas. (1906)
Roosevelt "The Honeydripper" Sykes died July 17, 1983 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 77 years old.

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108 years ago, Trombonist Henry Sterling Morton was born in New York, N.Y. (1907)
Benny Morton died December 28, 1985 in New York, N.Y. He was 78 years old.

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100 years ago, Cornetist Robert Leo Hackett was born in Providence, Rhode Island. (1915)
Bobby Hackett died of a heart attack June 7, 1976 in Chatham, Massachussetts. He was 61 years old.

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96 years ago, Baseball Hero Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. (1919)
Jackie Robinson died October 24, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut. He was 53 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer/Actor Alfredo Arnold Cocozza was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1921)
Mario Lanza died October 7, 1959 in Rome, Italy. He was 38 years old.

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87 years ago, Rhythm & Blues Singer Harold Willis was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1928)
Chuck Willis died from peritonitis April 10, 1958 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 30 years old.

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83 years ago, Singer Anna Ottilie Patterson was born in Comber, County Down, Northern Ireland. (1932)
Ottilie Patterson died June 20, 2011 in London, England. She was 79 years old.

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81 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Bobby Lee Trammell was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas. (1934)
He died February 20, 2008 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was 74 years old.

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79 years ago, Singer Marvin Junior of The Mighty Dells was born in Harrell, Arkansas. (1936)
He died May 29, 2013 in Harvey, Illinois. He was 77 years old.

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78 years ago, "Postmodernist" Philip Glass was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Phillip!

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71 years ago, Bluesman Charles Douglas Musselwhite was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlie Musselwhite!

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69 years ago, Chicago Guitarist Terence Alan Kath was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1946)
Terry Kath died January 23, 1978 of a self inflicted gunshot to the head in Woodland Hills, California.

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68 years ago, Blues Slinger Matt Minglewood was born in Moncton, Nebraska. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt!

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64 years ago, Pop Star Harry Wayne Casey was born in Opaloca, Florida. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to K.C.!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Phil Manzanera was born in London, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Phil!

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63 years ago, Bluesman Paul DeLay was born in Portland, Oregon. (1952)
He died March 7, 2007 in Portland, Oregon. He was 55 years old.

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63 years ago, Drummer Curley Smith was born in Wolf Point, Montana. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Curley!

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Photo by Joe's Corner

62 years ago, Blues Singer Sarah Streeter was born in Coldwater, Mississippi. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Big Time Sarah!

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61 years ago, Guitarist Adrianus "Adje" van den Berg was born in The Hague, The Netherlands. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Adrian Vandenberg!

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Buck and Bubbles

60 years ago, Pianist Buck Washington died in New York, N.Y. He was 51 years old. (1955)
He was born October 16, 1903 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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59 years ago, Punk Rocker John Lydon was born in Finsbury Park, London, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny Rotten!

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54 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Lloyd Cole was born in Buxton, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lloyd!

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51 years ago, Bluesman Mike Benjamin was born in Talladega, Alabama. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alabama Mike!

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51 years ago, Guitarist Jeffrey John Hanneman was born in Oakland, California. (1964)
Jeff Hanneman died May 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. He was 49 years old.

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45 years ago, Bluesman Slim Harpo died of a heart attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 46 years old.(1970)
James Moore was born January 11, 1924 in Lobdell, Louisiana.

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Duck Dunn, Packey Axton, Don Nix, Charlie Freeman, Terry Johnson, Wayne Jackson and Steve Cropper

42 years ago, Guitarist Charlie Freeman died of an overdose of drugs and alcohol in Texas. (1973)
He was born in Memphis, Tennessee during 1942.

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39 years ago, Blues Singer Buster Brown died in Brooklyn, New York. He was 64 years old. (1976)
Wayman Glasco was born August 15, 1911 in Cordele, Georgia.

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36 years ago, Guitarist Grant Green died in New York, N.Y. He was 43 years old. (1979)
He was born June 6, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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35 years ago, Rockabilly Star Warren Smith died of a heart attack in Longview Texas. He was 47 years old. (1980)
He was born February 7, 1933 in Humphreys County, Mississippi.

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34 years ago, Pop Star Justin Randall Timberlake was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Justin Timberlake!

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Lulu Belle and Scott Wiseman

34 years ago, Country Singer Scott Wiseman died January 31, 1981 in North Carolina. He was 71 years old. (1981)
Scott Greene Wiseman was born November 8, 1909 in Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

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32 years ago, Singer Lorraine Ellison died. She was 51 years old. (1983)
Marybelle Luraine Ellison was born March 17, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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30 years ago, Drummer Jump Jackson died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 67 years old. (1985)
Armand Jackson was born March 25, 1917 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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28 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford was born in Anaheim, California. (1987)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marcus Mumford!

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Seymour Duncan and Seth Lover

18 years ago, "Humbucker" Pick Up Inventor Seth Lover died in Garden Grove, California. He was 87 years old. (1997)
He was born January 1, 1910 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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15 years ago, Trombonist/Big Band Leader Si Zentner died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 82 years old. (2000)
Simon H. Zentner was born June 17, 1917 in New York, N.Y.

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Chickie and Doc Williams

4 years ago, Doc Williams died in Wheeling, West Virginia. He was 96 years old. (2011)
Andrew John Smik, Jr. was born June 26, 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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3 years ago, DJ King Stitt died in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 72 years old. (2012)
Winston Sparkes was born September 17, 1939 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Anna and Marvin Gaye

1 year ago, Anna Gordy Gaye died in Los Angeles, California. She was 92 years old. (2014)
Anna Ruby Gordy was born December 12, 1921 in Midgeville, Georgia.


January 30


104 years ago, Trumpeter David Roy Eldridge was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1911)
Roy Eldridge died February 26, 1989 in Valley Stream, N.Y. He was 78 years old.

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94 years ago, Pianist Bernie Leighton was born in West Haven, Connecticut. (1921)
He died September 16, 1994 in Coconut Creek, Florida. He was 73 years old.

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93 years ago, Comedian Dick Martin was born in Battle Creek, Michigan. (1922)
He died May 24, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. He was 86 years old.

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88 years ago, Bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik was born in Brooklyn, NY. (1927)
He died October 2, 1993 in Long Branch, N.J. He was 66 years old.

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88 years ago, Organist Hank Marr was born in Columbus, Ohio. (1927)
He died March 16, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. He was 77 years old.

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85 years ago, Vibraphonist Charles F. Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. (1930)
Buddy Montgomery died May 14, 2009 in Palmdale, California. He was 79 years old.

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80 years ago, British Jazz Musician Edward Brian Hayes was born in London, England. (1935)
Tubby Hayes died of heart trouble June 8, 1973 in London, England. He was 38 years old.

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79 years ago, Pianist Horst Jankowski was born in Berlin, Germany. (1936)
He died June 28, 1998 in Bonn, Germany.

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78 years ago,Bluesman Grover "Dr. G.B." Burt was born in Birmigham, Alabama. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Dr. G.B."!

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78 years ago, Singer Norma Jean Bowman was born in Pell City, Alabama. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeanne Pruett!

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77 years ago, Singer Norma Jean Beaser was born in Wellston, Oklahoma. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Norma Jean!

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77 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Jerry Lott was born in Pritchard, Alabama. (1938)
The Phantom died September 4, 1983 in Vernal, Mississippi. He was 45 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer Martyn Jerel Buchwald of the Jefferson Airplane was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marty Balin!

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70 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Tom McFarland was born in Los Angeles, California. (1945)
He died September 3, 2004 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 59 years old.

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69 years ago, Chicago Soul Diva Jackie Ross was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jackie!

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68 years ago, Rocker Steve Marriott was born in Bow, London, England. (1947)
He died April 20, 1991 when his Essex, England house burned down. He was 44 years old.

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67 years ago, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi, India. He was 78 years old. (1948)
He was born October 2, 1869 at Porbandar, India

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66 years ago, William A. King was born in Alabama. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to William King!

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64 years ago, Philip David Charles Collins was born in Cheswick, London, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Phil Collins!

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64 years ago, Saxophonist Ralph Lalama was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralph!

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61 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Alides Hidding was born in Schoonoord, Coevorden, Netherlands. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alides!

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58 years ago, Trumpeter Gregory Davis of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gregory!

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58 years ago, Janiva Magness was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Janiva!

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57 years ago, Blues Singer Karen Carroll was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Karen!

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56 years ago, Singer Jody Watley was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jody!

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55 years ago, Hawaiian Singer Alfred Aloha Apaka died of a heart attack in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 41 years old. (1960)
Alfred Aiu Afat, Jr. was born March 19, 1919 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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54 years ago, Singer Angela Laverne Brown was born in Columbia, South Carolina. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Angie Stone!

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43 years ago, Country Singer Tammy Cochran was born in Austinburg, Ohio. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tammy!

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39 years ago, Bluesman Mance Lipscomb died in Navasota, Texas. He was 80 years old. (1976)
He was born April 9, 1895 in Navasota, Texas.

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37 years ago, Saxophonist Gregory Herbert died of a cocaine overdose in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was 30 years old. (1978)
He was born May 19, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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35 years ago, Joshua Bishop Kelley was born in Augusta, Georgia. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Josh Kelley!

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35 years ago, Professor Longhair died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 61 years old. (1980)
Henry Roeland Byrd was born December 19, 1918 in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

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33 years ago, Bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins died of cancer in Houston, Texas. He was 69 years old. (1982)
Sam Hopkins was born March 15, 1912 in Centerville, Texas.

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21 years ago, Trumpeter/Singer “Tiny” Davis died. She was 86 years old. (1994)
Ernestine Davis was born August 5, 1907 in Mississippi.

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Bob Thiele and Archie Shepp

19 years ago, Producer Bob Thiele died in New York, N.Y. He was 73 years old. (1996)
He was born July 27, 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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11 years ago, Musician Frank Mantooth died in Garden City, Kansas. He was 57 years old. (2004)
He was born April 11, 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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2 years ago, Singer Patty Andrews died in Northridge, California. She was 94 years old. (2013)
Patricia Marie Andrews was born February 16, 1918 in Mound, Minnesota.

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2 years ago, "Music Makin' Mama" Ann Rabson died in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She was 67 years old. (2013)
She was born April 12, 1945 in New York, N.Y.

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1 year ago, Soul Singer "The Mighty Hannibal" died in New York, N.Y. He was 74 years old. (2014)
James T. Shaw was born August 9, 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia.


January 29


136 years ago, Comedian William Claude Dukenfield was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1879)
W. C. Fields died December 25, 1946 at the Las Encinas Sanitorium in Pasadena, California. He was 67 years old.

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95 years ago, Pianist/Band Leader Paul Gayten was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1920)
He died March 26, 1991 in Los Angeles, California. He was 71 years old.

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93 years ago, Trumpeter Frank Assunto was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1922)
He died February 25, 1974 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 52 years old.

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92 years ago, Guitarist Eddie Taylor was born in Benoit, Mississippi. (1923)
He died December 25, 1985 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 63 years old.

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89 years ago, Guitarist Franco Cerri was born in Milan, Italy. (1926)
Hauoli la Hanau to Franco!

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88 years ago, Pianist Don Walbridge Shirley was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Shirley!

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86 years ago, Drummer Ed Shaughnessy was born in Jersey City, N.J. (1929)
He died May 24, 2013 in Calabasas, California. He was 84 years old.

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85 years ago, Guitarist Derek Bailey was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. (1930)
He died December 25, 2005 in London, England. He was 75 years old.

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83 years ago, Singer Beverly Kenny was born in Harrison, New Jersey. (1932)
She committed suicide April 13, 1960 in New York, N.Y. She was 28 years old.

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82 years ago, Guitarist Sacha Distel was born in Paris, France. (1933)
He died July 22, 2004 in St Tropez, France. He was 71 years old.

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79 years ago, Motown Bassist James Lee Jamerson, Jr. was born in Charleston, N.C. (1936)
James Jamerson died of pneumonia August 2, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. He was 45 years old.

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78 years ago, Bassist Jeff Clyne was born in London, England. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeff!

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78 years ago, Singer Robert William Scott was born in Mount Pleasant, N.Y. (1937)
Bobby Scott died November 5, 1990 in New York, N.Y. He was 53 years old.

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76 years ago, Vocalist Jeanne Lee was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
She died of cancer October 25, 2000 in Tijuana, Mexico. She was 61 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer/Actress Claudine Longet was born in Paris, France. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Claudine!

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71 years ago, Singer Joan Elizabeth Shaw was born in Newport News, Virginia. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Salena Jones!

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71 years ago, Drummer Steve Reid was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1944)
He died April 13, 2010 in New York, N.Y. He was 66 years old.

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68 years ago, Singer David Byron was born in Epping, England. (1947)
He died February 28, 1985 in Reading, England. He was 38 years old.

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67 years ago, Singer Felice Taylor was born in Richmond, California. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Felice!

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66 years ago, Reggae Musician Leroy Sibbles was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leroy!

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65 years ago, Musician Max Carl Gronenthal was born in Hunphrey, Nebraska. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Max Carl!

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63 years ago, Drummer Thomas Erdelyi of The Ramones was born in Budapest, Hungary. (1952)
Tommy Ramone died July 11, 2014 in New York, N.Y. He was 62 years old.

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62 years ago, Percussionist/Singer/Guitarist Louis F. Pérez, Jr. of Los Lobos was born in East Los Angeles, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Louie Pérez!

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62 years ago, Charles Kent Wilson of The Gap Band was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Uncle Charlie!

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Dick Manitoba and Iggy Pop

61 years ago, Punk Rocker Richard Blum was born in New York, N.Y. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dick Manitoba!

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59 years ago, Ellen Irlene Mandrell was born in Corpus Christie, Texas. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Irlene Mandrell!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Johnny Spaminato was born in New York, N.Y. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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55 years ago, James George Thirlwell was born in Melbourne, Australia. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to J G Thirlwell!

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54 years ago, Saxophonist Ed Jackson was born. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ed!

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51 years ago, Roddy Frame was born in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roddy!

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48 years ago, Pianist Marc Cary was born in New York, N.Y. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marc!

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39 years ago, Bluesman Jesse Fuller died in Oakland, California. He was 79 years old. (1976)
He was born March 12, 1896 in Jonesboro, Georgia.

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36 years ago, Drummer Sonny Payne died in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old. (1979)
He was born May 4, 1926 in New York, N.Y.

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35 years ago, Entertainer Jimmy Durante died in Santa Monica, California. He was 88 years old. (1980)
James Francis Durante was born February 10, 1893 in New York, N.Y.

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34 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Jon Gordon Langseth was born in Fargo, North Dakota. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jonny Lang!

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34 years ago, Drummer Cozy Cole died in Columbus, Ohio. He was 71 years old. (1981)
He was born October 17, 1909 in East Orange, New Jersey.

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33 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Wallis Bird was born in Wexford, Ireland. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wallis!

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30 years ago,Guitarist King Bennie Nawahi died in Long Beach, California. He was 86 years old. (1985)
Benjamin Keakahiawa Nawahi was born July 3, 1899 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Bill Kenny, Everett Barksdale, Andy Maize and Harry Prather

29 years ago, Guitarist Everett Barksdale died in Inglewood, California. He was 75 years old. (1986)
He was born April 28, 1910 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Michelle Vignes)

28 years ago, Bluesman Mississippi Johnny Waters died in Oakland, California. He was 51 years old. (1987)
He was born May 24, 1935 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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25 years ago, Bluesman Ted Bogan died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 79 years old. (1990)
He was born May 10, 1910 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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23 years ago, Legendary Bluesman Willie Dixon died in Burbank, California. He was 76 years old. (1992)
He was born July 1, 1915 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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10 years ago, Bluesman Lucky Lopez Evans died in the Dodge Correctional Institute in Waupun, Wisconsin. He was 68 years old. (2005)
He was born May 1, 1937 in Eastabuchie, Mississippi.

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Dana Fujikake and Abe Weinstein
Photo By: Steve Stoddard

8 years ago, Musician/Hawaii International Jazz Festival Producer Abe Weinstein died in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 58 years old. (2007)
Abraham Elliot Weinstein was born August 31, 1948 in Miami, Florida.

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7 years ago, Bluesman Uncle Jesse White died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 87 years old. (2008)
He was born during 1920 in Terry Mississippi.

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6 years ago, Saxophonist Hank Crawford died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 74 years old. (2009)
Bennie Ross Crawford, Jr. was born December 21, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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6 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist John Martyn died in Glasgow, Scotland. He was 60 years old. (2009)
Iain David McGeachy was born September 11, 1948 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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4 years ago, Electronic Musician Milton Babbitt died in Princeton, N.J. He was 94 years old. (2011)
He was born May 10, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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2 years ago, Bluesman George Higgs died in Tarboro, North Carolina. He was 82 years old. (2013)
He was born during 1930 in Speed, North Carolina.

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2 years ago, Jazz Musician Butch Morris died in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 65 years old. (2013)
Lawrence Douglas Morris was born February 10, 1947 in Long Beach, California.

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2 years ago, Songwriter Bobby Sharp died in Alameda, California. He was 88 years old. (2013)
Robert Sharp was born November 26, 1924 in Topeka, Kansas.

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Poet Rod McKuen died in Beverly Hills, California. He was 81 years old. (2015)
Rodney Marvin McKuen was born April 29, 1933 in Oakland, California.


January 28


109 years ago, Bluesman Blind Arvella Gray was born in Somerville, Texas. (1906)
He died September 7, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 74 years old.

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103 years ago, Abstract Expressionist Painter Jackson Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming. (1912)
He was killed in a car accident August 11, 1956 in the Springs, East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y. He was 44 years old.

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99 years ago, Bluesman Charles Henry Tate was born in Elberton, Georgia. (1916)
Baby Tate died of a heart attack August 17, 1972 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 56 years old.

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88 years ago, Saxophonist/Night Club Owner Ronnie Scott was born in London, England. (1927)
He died December 23, 1996 in London, England. He was 69 years old.

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86 years ago, Clarinetist Bernard Stanley Bilk was born in Pensford, Somerset, England. (1929)
Acker Bilk died November 2, 2014 in Bath, England. He was 85 years old.

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82 years ago, "The Blues Doctor" Drink Small was born in Bishopville, South Carolina. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Drink Small!

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80 years ago, Bluesman D.C. Minner was born in Rentiesville, Oklahoma. (1935)
He died May 13, 2008 in Rentiesville, Oklahoma. He was 73 years old.

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Bruce Langhorne, Carolyn Hester, Bob Dylan and Bill Lee

78 years ago, Carolyn Hester was born in Waco, Texas. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carolyn!

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74 years ago, Bluesman Morris Dollison, Jr. was born in New Madrid, Missouri. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cash McCall!

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Viv Prince, John Stax, Phil May, Dick Taylor and Brian Pendleton

72 years ago, Pretty Things Guitarist Dick Taylor was born in Dartford, Kent, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dick!

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

71 years ago, Drummer Brian Keenan of The Chambers Brothers was born in New York, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian!

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70 years ago, Soft Machine Drummer Robert Wyatt was born in Bristol, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert!

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69 years ago, Bassist Rick Allen was born in Arkansas. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick!

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67 years ago, Jazz Drummer Robert Laurence Moses was born in New York, N.Y. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob Moses!

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65 years ago, Actress/Singer Barbara Klein was born in Sacramento, California. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbi Benton!

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65 years ago, Bluesman Jaybird Coleman died of cancer in Tuskegee, Alabama. He was 53 years old. (1950)
He was born May 20, 1896 in Gainesville, Alabama.

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65 years ago, Bluesman Joe McCoy died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 44 years old. (1950)
He was born May 11, 1905 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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64 years ago, Guitarist/Composer Shinobu Ito was born in Oiso City, Japan. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shinobu!

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61 years ago, Guitarist Henry Johnson was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Henry!

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58 years ago, Bassist Kent Kessler was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kent!

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56 years ago, David Kitchingman was born in Kersal, Salford, Lancashire, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave Sharp!

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56 years ago, Vibraphonist Bill Ware III was born in East Orange, New Jersey. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Ware!

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53 years ago, Leslie Ann Phillips was born in Glendale, California. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sam Phillips!

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52 years ago,Guitarist Dan Spitz was born in Rockland County, N.Y. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan

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50 years ago, Pianist Arthur Schutt died in San Francisco. California. He was 62 years old. (1965)
He was born November 21, 1902 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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47 years ago, Sarah McLachlan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sarah!

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47 years ago, Lawrence Muggerud was born in Queens, N.Y. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to DJ Muggs!

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47 years ago, Rapper William Michael Griffin Jr. was born in Wyandanch, Long Island, N.Y. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rakim!

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44 years ago, Anthony Hamilton was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anthony!

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42 years ago, Singer/Songwriter T. Texas Tyler died in Springfield, Missouri. He was 55 years old. (1973)
David Luke Myrick was born June 20, 1916 in Mena, Arkansas.

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39 years ago, Musician Ray Nance died in New York, N.Y. He was 62 years old. (1976)
Ray Willis Nance was born December 10, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois.

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39 years ago, Charles "Skeeter" Willis (of The Willis Brothers) died. He was 59 years old. (1976)
He was born December 20, 1917 in Colton, Oklahoma

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32 years ago, Pianist Sweet Emma Barrett died in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was 85 years old. (1983)
Emma Barrett was born March 25, 1897 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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32 years ago, British Pop Star Billy Fury died of a heart attack in London, England. He was 41 years old. (1983)
Ronald Wycherley was born April 17, 1941 in Liverpool, England.

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31 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter Al Dexter died in Lewisville, Texas. He was 78 years old. (1984)
Clarence Albert Poindexter was born May 4, 1905 in Jacksonville, Texas.

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30 years ago, Fiddler/Banjo Player Tommy Jarrell died in Surry County, N.C. He was 84 years old. (1985)
Thomas Jefferson Jarrell was born March 1, 1901 in Toast, N.C.

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28 years ago, Pianist Eldar Djangirov was born in Kyrgyzstan. (1987)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eldar!

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23 years ago, Folk/Blues Singer/Guitarist Judy Roderick died in in Grantsdale, Montana. She was 49 years old. (1992)
Judith Allen Roderick was born during 1942 in Elkhart, Indiana.

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13 years ago, Bassist Andy Kulberg died of lymphoma. He was 57 years old. (2002)
He was born April 30, 1944 in Buffalo, N.Y.

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11 years ago, Drummer Mel Pritchard of Barclay James Harvest died of a heart attack in Oldham, England. He was 56 years old. (2004)
Melvyn Paul Pritchard was born January 20, 1948 in Oldham, England.

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10 years ago, Percussionist Jim Capaldi died of cancer in London, England, He was 60 years old. (2005)
He was born August 2, 1944 in Evesham, Worcestershire, England.

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8 years ago, Drummer Chico Chism died in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 79 years old. (2007)
Napoleon Chism was born May 23, 1927 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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6 years ago, Keyboardist Billy Powell died in Orange Park, Florida. He was 56 years old. (2009)
William Norris Powell was born June 3, 1952 in Corpus Christi, Texas.


January 27


259 years ago, Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria. (1756)
He died December 5, 1791 in Vienna, Austria. He was 35 years old.

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130 years ago, Composer Jerome Kern was born in New York, N.Y. (1885)
He died of a cerebral hemmorrhage November 11, 1945 in New York, N.Y. He was 60 years old.

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114 years ago, Composer Giuseppe Verdi died in Milan, Italy. He was 87 years old. (1901)
He was born October 10, 1813 in the Duchy of Parma.

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107 years ago, Trumpeter Oran Thaddeus Page was born in Dallas, Texas. (1908)
Hot Lips Page died November 5, 1954 in New York, N.Y. He was 46 years old.

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101 years ago, Bluesman Willie Anderson Hogg was born in Westconnie, Texas. (1914)
Smokey Hogg died May 1, 1960 in McKinney, Texas. He was 46 years old.

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100 years ago, Clarinetist John Alexander Brymer was born in South Shields, England. (1915)
Jack Brymer died September 15, 2003 in Red Hill, Surrey, England. He was 88 years old.

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99 years ago, Pianist Milt Raskin was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1916)
He died October 16, 1977 in Hollywood, California. He was 61 years old.

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97 years ago, Conductor/Pianist Lyle Russell Cedric Henderson was born in Birmingham, England. (1918)
Skitch Henderson died November 1, 2005 in New Milford, Connecticut. He was 87 years old.

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97 years ago, The "King of the Slide Guitar" Elmore James was born in Richland, Mississippi. (1918)
He died of a heart attack May 24, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 45 years old.

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96 years ago, Actor/Songwriter Ross Bagdasarian was born in Fresno, California. (1919)
David Seville died January 16, 1972 in Beverly Hills, California. He was 52 years old.

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95 years ago, Violinist Helmut Zacharias was born in Berlin, Germany. (1920 )
He died February 28, 2002 in Tessin, Switzerland. He was 82 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jerome Solon Felder was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1925)
Doc Pomus died March 14, 1991 of lung cancer in New York, N.Y. He was 64 years old.

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89 years ago, Pianist Paul Broadnax was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1926)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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88 years ago, Songwriter Billy Barnes was born in Los Angeles, California. (1927)
He died September 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. He was 85 years old.

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85 years ago, Singer Robert Calvin Bland was born in Rosemark, Tennessee. (1930)
Bobby "Blue" Bland died June 23, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 83 years old.

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Rudi Maugeri, John Perkins, Ray Perkins and Pat Barrett

84 years ago, Singer Rudi Maugeri was born in Toronto, Canada. (1931)
He died May 7, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. He was 73 years old.

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Curtis Williams, Cleve Duncan, Dexter Tisby and Bruce Tate

78 years ago, Singer Bruce Tate was born in Los Angeles, California. (1937)
He died June 20, 1973 in Los Angeles, California. He was 36 years old.

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78 years ago, Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons was born in Mishawaka, Indiana. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Buddy!

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77 years ago, Drummer Jimmie Smith was born in Newark, N.J. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmie!

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74 years ago, Vibraphonist Robert Hutcherson was born in Los Angeles, California. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby Hutcherson!

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73 years ago, Folk Singer Kathryn Louise Allen was born in San Francisco, California. (1942)
Kate Wolf died of leukemia December 10, 1986 in San Francisco, California. She was 44 years old.

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71 years ago, Musician/Painter/Writer Kevin Coyne was born in Derby, England. (1944)
He died December 2, 2004 in Nuremberg, Germany. He was 60 years old.

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70 years ago, Pink Floyd Drummer Nicholas Berkeley Mason was born in Birmingham, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nick Mason!

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70 years ago, Bassist Henri Texier was born in Paris, France. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Henri!

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Veronica Bennet, Nedra Talley and Estelle Bennet

69 years ago, Singer Nedra Talley was born in New York, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nedra Talley Ross!

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67 years ago, Bassist Christopher Gardner was born in Dulwich, England. (1948)
Kim Gardner died October 24, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. He was 53 years old.

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64 years ago, Thin Lizzy Drummer Brian Downey was born in Dublin, Ireland. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian!

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64 years ago, J. Geils Band Keyboardist Seth Justman was born in Washington, D.C. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Seth!

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62 years ago, Saxophonist Bob Mintzer was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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60 years ago, Drummer Pheeroan akLaff was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pheeroan!

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58 years ago, Bluesman Charles Wilson was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charles!

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54 years ago, Singer Margo Timmins was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Margo!

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53 years ago, Gillian Lesley Gilbert was born in Manchester, England. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gillian Gilbert!

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47 years ago, Tracy Lawrence wa born in Atlanta, Texas. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tracy!

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47 years ago, Michael Allan Patton was born in Eureka, California. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Patton!

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43 years ago, Singer Mahalia Jackson died in Evergreen Park, Illinois. She was 61 years old. (1972)
She was born October 16, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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39 years ago, Kevin Denney was born in Monticello, Kentucky. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kevin!

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30 years ago, Producer Bumps Blackwell died in Hacienda Heights, California. He was 66 years old. (1985)
Robert Blackwell was born May 23, 1918 in Seattle, Washington.

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10 years ago, Bluesman Eddie Burks died in a Miller, Indiana car crash. He was 73 years old. (2005)
He was born September 17, 1931 in Rising Sun Plantation, Mississippi.

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Gene McFadden and John Whitehead

9 years ago, Soul Singer Gene McFadden died of lung cancer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 57 years old. (2006)
He was born July 2, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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3 years ago, Bassist Dick Kniss died in Saugerties, N.Y. He was 74 years old. (2012)
Richard Lawrence Kniss was born April 24, 1937 in Portland, Oregon.

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1 year ago, Folk Singer Pete Seeger died in New York, N.Y. He was 94 years old. (2014)
He was born May 3, 1919 in New York, N.Y.


January 26

Photo by Chris Strachwitz

122 years ago, Cajun Fiddler Dennis McGee was born in Bayou Marron, Louisiana. (1893)
He died October 3, 1989 in Mamou, Louisiana. He was 96 years old.

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Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhart

107 years ago, Violinist Stephane Grappelli was born in Paris, France. (1908)
He died December 1, 1997 in Paris, France. He was 89 years old.

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102 years ago, Songwriter Edward Chester Babcock was born in Syracuse, N.Y. (1913)
Jimmy Van Heusen died February 7, 1990 in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 77 years old.

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94 years ago, Producer/Record Label Owner Edouard Ruault was born in Paris, France. (1921)
Eddie Barclay died May 13, 2005 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. He was 84 years old.

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Al Viola, Lloyd Pratt and Page Cavanaugh

93 years ago, Pianist Walter Page Cavanaugh was born in Cherokee, Kansas. (1922)
Page Cavanaugh died December 19, 2008 in Granada Hills, California. He was 86 years old.

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89 years ago, Singer Adrian Hill was born in Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire, England. (1926)
Ronnie Hilton died February 21, 2001 in Hailsham, East Sussex, England. He was 75 years old.

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87 years ago, "The Smilin' Irishman of Country Music," James O'Gwynn was born in Winchester, Mississippi. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to James!

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83 years ago, Reknowned Reggae Producer Clement Seymour Dodd was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1932)
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd died May 4, 2004 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 72 years old.

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83 years ago, Country Singer Claude Gray was born in Henderson, Texas. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to The Tall Texan!

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81 years ago, Pianist Huey "Piano" Smith was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Huey!

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80 years ago, Bob Uecker was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Mr. Baseball"!

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78 years ago, Drummer Ronnie Stephenson was born in Sunderland, County Durham, Ireland. (1937)
He died August 8, 2002 in Dundee, Angus. He was 65 years old.

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76 years ago, Marshall Philip Leibovitz was born in Los Angeles, California. (1939)
Marshall Leib died March 15, 2002 in Northridge, California. He was 63 years old.

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73 years ago, Country Singer/Musician Dave Rowland was born in Sanger, California. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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72 years ago, Singer Jean Caliste was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jean Knight!

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Conrad Bauer, Uli Gumpert, E-L Petrowsky and Günter Sommer
Photo: Mathias Creutziger

70 years ago, Pianist Ulrich Gumpert was born in Jena, Germany. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Uli Gumpert!

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70 years ago, English Folk Rock Icon Ashley Hutchings was born in Muswell Hill, North London, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Tyger"!

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69 years ago, Soul Singer Deon Jackson was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Deon!

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69 years ago, Singer Betty Haskin was born in Muskegon, Michigan. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bettye Lavette!

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67 years ago, Drummer Laurence Gordon Laing was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Corky Laing!

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67 years ago, Pianist Aki Takase was born in Osaka, Japan. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Aki!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Derek Holt was born in Stafford, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Derek!

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65 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Paul Pena was born in Hyannis, Massachussetts. (1950)
He died October 1, 2005 in San Francisco, California. He was 55 years old.

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64 years ago, Bassist Andy Hummel of Big Star was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1951)
He died July 19, 2010 in Weatherford, Texas. He was 61 years old.

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63 years ago, Percussionist/Drummer Jamey Haddad was born in Cleveland Ohio. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jamey!

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62 years ago, Singer Bert Heerink was born in Holland. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bert!

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62 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Lucinda Williams was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lucinda!

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60 years ago, Guitarist Edward Lodewijk Van Halen was born in Nijmegan, The Netherlands. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie Van Halen!

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59 years ago, Singer Lisa Schulte Nordholt was born in Holland. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lisa Boray!

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57 years ago, Singer Anita Baker was born in Toledo, Ohio. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anita!

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57 years ago, Norman Lamont Hassan was born in Birmingham, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Norman Hassan!

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56 years ago, "The Texas Drifter" Goebel Reeves died in Long Beach, California. He was 59 years old. (1959)
He was born October 9, 1899 in Sherman, Texas.

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Ben Mize, Adam Duritz, Charles Gillingham, Matt Malley, Dan Vickrey and David Bryson

55 years ago, Keyboardist Charles Thomas Gillingham of Counting Crows was born in Torrance, California. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charles Gillingham!

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55 years ago, Saxophonist Mark Vinci was born. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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54 years ago, Bluesman Terry Bean was born in Pontotoc, Missississippi. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry "Harmonica" Bean!

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52 years ago, Andrew John Ridgeley was born in Windlesham, Surrey, Rngland. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Andrew Ridgeley!

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45 years ago, Gospel Singer Kirk Franklin was born in Riverside, Texas. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kirk!

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44 years ago, Pianist Nathaniel Perrilliat died in Sacramento, California. He was 68 years old. (1971)
He was born November 29, 1936 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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42 years ago, Actor Edward G. Robinson died in Hollywood, California. He was 69 years old. (1973)
Emmanuel Goldenberg was born December 12, 1893 in Bucharest, Romania.

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39 years ago, Guitarist William M. Adler was born in Richmond, Virginia. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Willie Adler!

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30 years ago, Drummer Kenny Clarke died in Paris, France. He was 71 years old. (1985)
Kenneth Spearman Clarke was born January 9, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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26 years ago, Soul Singer Donnie Elbert died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 53 years old. (1989)
He was born May 25, 1935 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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22 years ago, The Owner/Founder of the Rock-Ola Jukebox Company David C. Rockola died in Skokie, Illinois. He was 96 years old. (1993)
David Cullen Rockola was born January 22, 1897 in Virden, Manitoba Canada.

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17 years ago, Blues Drummer S. P. Leary died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 67 years old. (1998)
He was born June 6, 1930 in Carthage, Texas.

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11 years ago, Saxophonist Sam Furnace died of cancer in New York, NY. He was 49 years old. (2004)
He was born during 1954 in New York, N.Y.

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Katherine Anderson, Wanda Rogers and Gladys Horton

4 years ago, Singer Gladys Horton died in Sherman Oaks, California. She was 65 years old. (2011)
Gladys Catherine Horton was born May 30, 1945 in Gainesville, Florida.

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Ira and Charlie Louvin

4 years ago, Country Star Charlie Louvin died in Wartrace, Tennessee. He was 83 years old. (2011)
Charles Elzer Loudermilk was born July 7, 1927 in Henager, Alabama.

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Photo by Barbara Ransom

3 years ago, Keyboardist/Composer/Arranger/Bandleader Clare Fischer died in Los Angeles, California. He was 83 years old. (2012)
He was born Ocvtober 22, 1928 in Durand, Michigan.

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2 years ago, Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner died in Trotwood, Ohio. He was 69 years old. (2013)
Leroy Bonner was born during 1943 in Hamilton, Ohio.


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