May 27

Cléoma Breaux and Joseph Falcon

112 years ago, Cajun Musician Cléoma Breaux was born in Crowley, Louisiana. (1906)
She died April 9, 1941 in Crowley, Louisiana. She was 34 years old.

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107 years ago, Actor/Writer Vincent Price was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1911)
He died October 25, 1993 in Los Angeles, California. He was 82 years old.

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95 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Henry Ellis Stewart was born in Ashland City, Tennessee. (1923)
Redd Stewart died August 2, 2003 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 80 years old.

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94 years ago, Guitarist/Singer "Brother" John Sellers was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (1924)
He died March 27, 1999 in New York, N.Y. He was74 years old.

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92 years ago, Saxophonist Clifford Everett Shank, Jr. was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1926)
Bud Shank died April 2, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona. He was 82 years old.

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91 years ago, Folk Musician Rafael Calixto Escalona Martinez was born in Patillal, Cesar, Colombia. (1927)
Rafael Escalona died May 13, 2009 in Bogota, Columbia. He was 81 years old.

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87 years ago, Guitarist William Charles Disley was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (1931)
Diz Disley died March 22, 2010 in London, England. He was 78 years old.

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87 years ago, "The Round Mound of Sound" Kenny Price was born in Florence, Kentucky. (1931)
He died of heart failure August 4, 1987 in Boone County, Kentucky. He was 56 years old.

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86 years ago, Blues Singer Herman Parker, Jr. was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (1932)
Junior Parker died from a brain tumor November 18, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 39 years old.

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Photo By: David Gahr

83 years ago, Folk Singer Len Chandler was born in Akron, Ohio. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Len!

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Neil Aspinall and Mal Evans

83 years ago, Beatle Confidant Malcolm Evans was born in Liverpool, England. (1935)
Mal Evans was shot and killed by police January 5, 1976 in Los Angeles, California. He was 40 years old.

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83 years ago, Keyboardist Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ramsey Lewis!

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79 years ago, "The Gentle Giant" Don Williams was born in Floydada, Texas. (1939)
He died September 8, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama. He was 78 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer Priscilla Maria Veronica White was born in Liverpool, England. (1943)
Cilla Black died August 1, 2015 in Estepona, Spain. She was 72 years old.

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74 years ago, Singer Palani Vaughan was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1944)
He died December 8, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 71 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Bruce Cockburn was born in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruce!

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72 years ago, Saxophonist Zbigniew Jaremko was born in Skarzysko-Kamienna, Poland. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Zbigniew!

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72 years ago, Bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen was born in Osted, Denmark. (1946)
N-HOP died April 20, 2005 in Copenhagen. He was 58 years old.

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70 years ago, Pianist Marc Copland was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marc!

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70 years ago, Pete Sears was born in Bromley, Kent, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pete!

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James Mitchell (top), Abrim Tilmon (middle) and Ivory Tilmon (front)

69 years ago, Singer James Mitchell was born in Ashland, Mississippi. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to James!

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68 years ago, Singer Dee Dee Garrett was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dee Dee Bridgewater!

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61 years ago, Punk Rocker Susan Janet Dallion was born in London, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Siouxsie Sioux!

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60 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Neil Mullane Finn was born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Neil Finn!

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56 years ago, "The Poet of the Organ" Jesse Crawford died in Los Angeles, California. He was 66 years old. (1962)
He was born December 2, 1895 in Woodland, California.

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55 years ago, Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba was born in Havana, Cuba. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gonzalo!

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52 years ago, Drummer Sean Howard Kinney was born in Renton, Washington. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sean Kinney!

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48 years ago, Guitarist Julian Sas was born in Beneden-Leeuwen, The Netherlands. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Julian!

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47 years ago, Guitarist Bob Dunn died in Houston, Texas. He was 63 years old. (1971)
Robert Lee Dunn was born February 5, 1908 in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.

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45 years ago, Singer ZP De Villiers Theart was born in Clanwilliam, South Africa. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to ZP Theart!

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43 years ago, Rapper/Actor André Lauren Benjamin was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to André 3000!

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43 years ago, Rapper Jason Phillips was born in Yonkers, N.Y. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jadakiss!

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42 years ago, Shane Nicholson was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shane!

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

33 years ago, Guitarist Clifton "Skeeter" Best died in New York, N.Y. He was 70 years old. (1985)
Clifton Best was born November 20, 1914 in Kinston, North Carolina.

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24 years ago, Trumpeter Red Rodney died in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was 66 years old. (1994)
Robert Chudnick was born September 27, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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22 years ago, Saxophonist Albert Francis Brown died in Algiers, Louisiana. He was 79 years old. (1996)
"Pud" was born January 22, 1917 in Wilmington, Delaware.

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14 years ago, Drummer Ray Scott died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 70 years old. (2004)
He was born March 3, 1934 in Dundee, Mississippi.

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12 years ago, "Dino Sete Cordas" died in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was 88 years old. (2006)
Horondino Jose da Silva was born during 1918 in Brazil.

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11 years ago, Singer Izumi Sakai died in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. She was 40 years old. (2007)
Sachiko Kamachi was born February 6, 1967 in Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.

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7 years ago, Gil Scott-Heron died in New York, N.Y. He was 62 years old. (2011)
He was born April 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois.

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1 year ago, Singer/Keyboardist Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band died in Savannah, Georgia. He was 69 years old. (2017)
Gregory LeNoir Allman was born December 8, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee.


May 26


135 years ago, Singer Mamie Smith was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1883)
She died August 16, 1946 in New York, N.Y. She was 63 years old.

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132 years ago, Vaudeville Performer Asa Yoelson was born in Seredzius, Lithuania. (1886)
Al Jolson died of a heart attack October 23, 1950 in San Francisco, California. He was 64 years old.

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114 years ago, Musical Comedian George Hoy Booth was born in Lancashire, England. (1904)
George Formby died March 6, 1961 in Liverpool, England. He was 56 years old.

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111 years ago, Actor Marion Mitchell Morrison was born in Winterset, Iowa. (1907)
John Wayne died June 11, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He was 72 years old.

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Charlie and Joe McCoy

109 years ago, Bluesman Charlie McCoy was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1909)
Papa Charlie died July 26, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 41 years old.

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108 years ago, Trumpeter Adolph Ignatievich Rosner was born in Berlin, Germany. (1910)
Ady Rosner died August 8, 1976 in West Berlin, Germany. He was 76 years old.

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104 years ago, Trumpeter Harold J. Baker was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1914)
Shorty Baker died November 8, 1966 in New York, N.Y. He was 52 years old.

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104 years ago, Dancer Frank Benjamin Manning was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1914)
Frankie "Musclehead" Manning died April 27, 2009 in New York, N.Y. He was 94 years old.

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104 years ago, Trumpeter Harry Finkelman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1914)
Ziggy Elman died June 26, 1968 in Van Nuys, California. He was 54 years old.

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103 years ago, Bassist Vernon Alley was born in in Winnemucca, Nevada. (1915)
He died October 3, 2004 in San Francisco, California. He was 89 years old.

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102 years ago, Avant Garde Musician Louis Thomas Hardin was born in Marysville, Kansas. (1916)
Moondog died September 8, 1999 in Munster, Germany. He was 83 years old.

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99 years ago, Pianist Calvin Jackson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1919)
He died December 9, 1985 in Encinitas, California. He was 66 years old.

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98 years ago, Singer Norma Jean Engstrom was born in Jamestown, Maryland. (1920)
Peggy Lee died of a heart attack January 21, 2002 in Bel Air, California.

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95 years ago, Singer Mildred Cummings was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1923)
Little Miss Cornshucks died November 11, 1999 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was 76 years old.

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92 years ago, Saxophonist Russ Carlton was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. (1926)
He died December 21, 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 49 years old.

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92 years ago, Trumpeter Miles Dewey Davis III was born in Alton, Illinois. (1926)
Miles Davis died September 28 1991 in Santa Monica, California. He was 65 years old.

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90 years ago, Pianist Bess Bonnier was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1928)
She died October 6, 2011 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She was 83 years old.

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85 years ago, Country Legend Jimmie Rodgers died of tuberculosis in New York, N.Y. He was 35 years old. (1933)
James Charles Rodgers was born September 8, 1897 in Meridian, Mississippi.

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81 years ago, Composer Neil Ardley was born in Wallington, England. (1937)
He died February 23, 2004 in Milford, Derbyshire, England. He was 66 years old.

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80 years ago, Drummer Jaki Liebezeit was born in Dresden, Germany. (1938)
He died January 22, 2017 in Germany. He was 78 years old.

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79 years ago, Soul Singer Oscar Toney, Jr. was born in Selma, Alabama. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Oscar!

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78 years ago, Drummer Mark Lavon Helm of The Band was born in Marvel, Arkansas. (1940)
Levon Helm died April 19, 2012 in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old.

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78 years ago, Saxophonist/Flautist Lewis Barry Tabackin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lew Tabackin!

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Ray Ennis, Norman Kuhlke, Les Braid and Ralph Ellis

76 years ago, Guitarist Raymond Vincent Ennis was born in Huyton, Liverpool, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray Ennis!

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74 years ago, Rocker Terence Verden Allen was born in South Wales. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Verden Allen!

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73 years ago, Drummer Garry Denis Peterson was born in Winnipeg, Canada. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Garry Peterson!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Michael Ronson was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England. (1946)
Mick Ronson died of liver cancer April 29, 1993 in London, England. He was 47 years old.

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70 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Stephanie Lynn Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stevie Nicks!

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69 years ago, Country Star Randall Hank Williams was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hank Williams, Jr.!

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65 years ago, Guitarist/Composer David Torn was born in Amityville, New York. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Carl LeBlanc was born in New Orleans, Loouisiana. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carl!

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61 years ago, Singer/Multi-Instrumentalist Kristina Olsen was born in San Francisco, California. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kristina!

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60 years ago, Guitarist Jerry Wayne Hussey was born in Bristol, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wayne Hussey!

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60 years ago, Bluesman Leroy "Baby Face" Foster died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 25 years old. (1958)
He was born February 1, 1923 in Algoma, Mississippi.

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56 years ago, Comedian Robert Francis Goldthwait was born in Syracuse, N.Y. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobcat Goldthwait

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56 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Colin Vearncombe was born in Liverpool, England. (1962)
Black died January 26, 2016 in Cork, Ireland. He was 53 years old.

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54 years ago, Rocker Lenny Kravitz was born in New York, N.Y. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lenny !

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51 years ago, Bassist Kristen Pfaff was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1967)
She died June 16, 1994 in Seattle, Washington. She was 27 years old.

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50 years ago, Singer Little Willie John died in Washington State penitentiary, Walla Walla, Washington. He was 30 years old. (1968)
William Edward John was born November 15, 1937 in Cullendale, Arkansas.

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45 years ago, Trombonist J. C. Higginbotham died in New York, N.Y. He was 66 years old. (1973)
Jay C. Higginbotham was born May 11, 1906 in Social Circle, Georgia.

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43 years ago, Singer Lauryn Noelle Hill was born in South Orange, New Jersey. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lauryn Hill!!

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42 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Justin Courtney Pierre was born in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Justin Pierre!

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42 years ago, Bluesman Guitar Shorty died in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He was 53 years old. (1976)
John Henry Fortescue was born January 24, 1923 in Belhaven, North Carolina.

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41 years ago, Vocalist Mark Hunter was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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40 years ago, Musician Philip Whitman Elvrum was born in Anacortes, Washington. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Phil Elverum!

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34 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Daniel "Slick" Ballinger was born in North Carolina. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Slick"!

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31 years ago, Bluesman Robert Wilkins died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 91 years old. (1987)
Robert Timothy Wilkins was born January 16, 1896 in Hernando, Mississippi.

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29 years ago, Pianist Phineas Newborn, Jr. died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 57 years old. (1989)
He was born December 14, 1931 in Whiteville, Tennessee.

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28 years ago, Pianist/Bandleader Chris McGregor died in Ager, France. He was 53 years old. (1990)
He was born December 24, 1936 in Umtata, South Africa.

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Richie Powell, George Morrow and Max Roach

26 years ago, Bassist George Morrow died in Orlando, Florida. He was 66 years old. (1992)
He was born August 15, 1925 in Pasadena, California.

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23 years ago, Pianist Ron Weatherburn died in Brampton, Canada. He was 61 years old. (1995)
He was born January 31, 1934 in Dagenham, Essex, Canada.

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5 years ago, Singer Clarence Burke Jr. died in Marietta, Georgia. He was 64 years old. (2013)
Clarence N. Burke Jr. was born May 25, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois.


May 25


169 years ago, Pianist/Composer Thomas Wiggins was born in Harris County, Georgia. (1849)
"Blind Tom" died June 14, 1908 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was 59 years old.

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

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125 years ago, Country Music Pioneer Ernest V. Stoneman was born in Monorat, Carroll Country, Virginia. (1893)
Ernest "Pop" Stoneman died June 14, 1968 in Carroll Country, Virginia. He was 75 years old.

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111 years ago, Guitarist/Banjoist George "Creole" Guesnon was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1907)
He died May 5, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 61 years old.

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Jacques Press and Eddie Cherkose

106 years ago, Singer Eddie Cherkose was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1912)
Eddie Maxwell died November 21, 1999 in Studio City, California. He was 87 years old.

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101 years ago, Saxophonist Jimmy Hamilton was born in Dillon, South Carolina. (1917)
He died September 20, 1994 in St. Croix, The Virgin Islands. He was 77 years old.

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Burt Bacharach and Hal David

97 years ago, Composer Hal David was born in New York, N.Y. (1921)
He died September 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. He was 91 years old.

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96 years ago, Singer Katherine Kalinsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1921)
Kitty Kallen died January 7, 2016 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She was 94 years old.

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94 years ago, Saxophonist Marshall Belford Allen was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1924)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marshall Allen!

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Bob Thiel, Norman Petty and Buddy Holly

91 years ago, Buddy Holly's Producer, Norman Petty was born in Clovis, New Mexico. (1927)
He died August 15, 1984 in Lubbock, Texas. He was 57 years old.

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90 years ago, Bluesman Cleo Page was born in Shamrock, Louisiana. (1928)
He died February 19, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He was 50 years old.

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86 years ago, Saxophonist Piet Noordijk was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (1932)
He died October 8, 2011 in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands. He was 79 years old.

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84 years ago, Bluesman George Washington Conner was born near Aliceville, Alabama. (1934)
Birmingham George died December 18, 2016 in Aliceville, Alabama. He was 82 years old.

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

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82 years ago, Blues Musician Bill Dicey was born in Annapolis, Maryland. (1936)
He died of cancer March 17, 1993 in Massachussetts. He was 56 years old.

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82 years ago, Saxophonist Gary Foster was born in Leavensworth, Kansas. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary!

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82 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Tom T. Hall was born in Olive Hill, Kentucky. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom T.!

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80 years ago, Guitarist Dick McDonough died of pneumonia in New York, N.Y. He was 33 years old. (1938)
He was born July 30, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois.

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79 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Jerry Eugene Woodard was born in Anniston, Alabama. (1939)
Jerry Woodard died August 9, 1980 in Saint Simon's Island, Georgia. He was 39 years old.

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76 years ago, Drummer Brian Davison was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. (1942)
He died April 15, 2008 in Devon, England. He was 65 years old.

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75 years ago, Country Singer Miriam Johnson Eddy was born in Phoenix, Arizona. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jessi Colter!

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75 years ago, John Michael Palmer was born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Poli Palmer!

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75 years ago, Singer/Actress Leslie Uggams was born in New York, N.Y. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leslie!

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L-R: Eddie Rabkin, Mitch Margo, Hank Medress (back), Phil Margo and Jay Siegal

71 years ago, Singer Mitch Margo was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1947)
He died November 24, 2017 in Studio City, California. He was 70 years old.

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71 years ago, Rock Singer Klaus Meine was born in Hannover, Germany. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Klaus!

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69 years ago, Singer Clarence N. Burke Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1949)
Clarence Burke Jr. died May 26, 2013 in Marietta, Georgia. He was 64 years old.

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Jean and June Millington

68 years ago, Singer/Bassist Jean Millington was born in Manila, Phillipines. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jean!

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67 years ago, Singer/Bassist Clifford Archer was born in Hartsdale, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clifford!

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Rich Alves, Jimmy Lowe, Pat Severs, Bill McCorvey and Dean Townson

65 years ago, Guitarist Richard Albert Alves was born in Pleasanton, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rich Alves!

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65 years ago,Reiko Ike was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Reiko!

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65 years ago, Saxophonist Christof Lauer was born in Melsungen, Germany. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Christof!

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63 years ago, Saxophonist Wardell Gray died mysteriously in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 34 years old. (1955)
He was born February 13, 1921 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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62 years ago, Reggae Musician Lincoln Barrington Minott was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1956)
Sugar Minott died July 10, 2010 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 54 years old.

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62 years ago, Singer Helen Terry was born in England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Helen!

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60 years ago, Rocker Paul Weller was born in Woking, Surrey, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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58 years ago, Trumpeter Wallace Roney was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wallace!

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56 years ago, Drummer Anders Johansson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anders!

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53 years ago, Guitarist Mark Knight was born in Los Angeles, California. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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53 years ago, Guitarist Remco Prins was born in Holland. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Remco!

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53 years ago, Bluesman Sonny Boy Williamson II died in Helena, Arkansas. He was 52 years old. (1965)
Aleck Ford "Rice" Miller was born December 5, 1912 in Glendora, Mississippi.

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45 years ago, Rapper Delmar Drew Arnaud was born in Long Beach, California. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Daz Dillinger!

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44 years ago, Musician Frank Klepacki was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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42 years ago, Singer Sandra Nasić was born in Göttingen, Germany. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sandra!

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42 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Adam Wade Gontier was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Adam Gontier!

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37 years ago, Singer Roy Brown died of a heart attack in San Fernando, California. He was 56 years old. (1981)
He was born September 10, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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35 years ago, Saxophonist Paul Quinichette died in New York, N.Y. He was 67 years old. (1983)
He was born May 17, 1916 in Denver, Colorado.

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34 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Marion Elise Ravn was born in Lørenskog, Norway. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marion Raven!

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26 years ago, Guitarist Krissy Matthews was born in Norway. (1992)
Hauoli la Hanau to Krissy!

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24 years ago, Guitarist Eric Gale died in Baja, California. He was 55 years old. (1994)
He was born September 20, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York.

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24 years ago, Guitarist Sonny Sharrock died in Ossining, New York. He was 53 years old. (1994)
Warren Harding Sharrock was born August 27, 1940 in Ossining, New York.

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23 years ago, "The Baron" Dick Curless died in Branson, Missouri. He was 63 years old. (1995)
Richard William Curless was born March 17, 1932 in Fort Fairfield, Maine.

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22 years ago, Bradley Nowell died in San Francisco, California. He was 28 years old. (1996)
Bradley James Nowell was born February 22, 1968 in Long Beach, California.

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22 years ago, Saxophonist Barney Wilen died in Paris, France. He was 59 years old. (1996)
He was born March 4, 1937 in France.

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13 years ago, Singer Ricky Allen died. He was 70 years old. (2005)
Richard Allen was born January 6, 1935 in Tennessee.

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13 years ago, Guitarist Domenic Troiano died of cancer in Toronto, Canada. He was 59 years old. (2005)
He was born January 17, 1946 in Modugno, Italy.

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Left to right: Marshall Lytle, Johnny Grande, Bill Haley and Billy Williamson

5 years ago, Bassist/Guitarist Marshall Lytle died in Newport Richey, Florida. He was 79 years old. (2013)
He was born September 1, 1933 in Old Fort, North Carolina.

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4 years ago, Singer/Actor Herb Jeffries died in Woodland Hills, California. He was 100 years old. (2014)
Umberto Alexander Valentino was born September 24, 1913 in Detroit, Michigan.

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4 years ago, Model/Photographer Bunny Yeager died in Miami Beach, Florida. She was 85 years old. (2014)
Linnea Eleanor Yeager was born March 13, 1929 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.


May 24


116 years ago, Trumpeter Sylvester Ahola was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts. (1902)
"Hooley" died February 13, 1995 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He was 93 years old.

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103 years ago, Bluesman John Arthur Lee was born in Mount Willing, Alabama. (1915)
He died during October 1977 in Montgomery, Alabama. He was 62 years old.

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99 years ago, Saxophonist Herbert Fields was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. (1919)
Herbie Fields died September 17, 1958 in Miami, Florida. He was 39 years old.

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90 years ago, Bassist Max Bennett was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Max!

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87 years ago, Songwriter Clint Ballard Jr. was born in El Paso, Texas. (1931)
He died December 23, 2008 in Denton, Texas. He was 77 years old.

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87 years ago, Saxophonist Gianni Basso was born in Asti, Italy. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gianni!

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85 years ago, Violinist Michael White was born in Houston, Texas. (1933)
He died December 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. He was 83 years old.

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83 years ago, Pianist Valerie Capers was born in New York, N.Y. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Valerie!

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Michelle Vignes)

83 years ago, Bluesman Mississippi Johnny Waters was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1935)
He died January 29, 1987 in Oakland, California. He was 51 years old.

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83 years ago, Rockabilly Musician Rusty York was born in Harlan County, Kentucky. (1935)
He died January 26, 2014 in Redington Shores, Florida. He was 78 years old.

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82 years ago, Composer Harold Montgomory Budd was born in Los Angeles, California. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harold Budd!

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81 years ago, Jazz Musician Archie Vernon Shepp was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Archie Shepp!

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80 years ago, Tommy Chong was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tommy!

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77 years ago, Robert Allan Zimmerman was born in Duluth, Minnesota. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob Dylan!

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77 years ago, Organist Charles Earland was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1941)
He died of heart failure December 11, 1999 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 58 years old.

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Tony Valentino, Gary Lane, Larry Tamblyn and Gary Leeds>

77 years ago, Guitarist Emilio Bellissimo was born in Italy. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony Valentino!

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Bernie Dwyer, Pete Birrell, Freddie Garrity, Derek Quinn and Roy Crewdson

76 years ago, Guitarist Derek Quinn was born in Manchester, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Derek!

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74 years ago, Rhythm and Blues Singer Patricia Holt was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Patti LaBelle!

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74 years ago, Rhythm and Blues Singer George Louis Pride was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. (1944)
Lou Pride died June 5, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 68 years old.

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73 years ago, "Folk-Jazz Mystic" Terry Callier was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1945)
He died October 27, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 67 years old.

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73 years ago, Elvis' Wife Priscilla Ann Wagner was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Priscilla Presley!

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71 years ago, Drummer Steven Upton was born in Wrexham, Wales. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve Upton!

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71 years ago, Drummer Albert Bouchard was born in Watertown, N.Y. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Albert!

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71 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Mike Reid was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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71 years ago, Musician Robert Wachtel was born in New York, N.Y. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Waddy Wachtel!

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70 years ago, Musician Ernst Gideon Jansz was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ernst Jansz!

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63 years ago, Rosanne Cash was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rosanne!

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Sara Martin and Clarence Williams

63 years ago, Singer Sara Martin died in Louisville, Kentucky. She was 71 years old. (1955)
She was born May 18, 1884 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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62 years ago, Singer Larry Ernest Blackmon of Cameo was born in New York, N.Y. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry Blackmon!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Ben Monder was born in New York, N.Y. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ben!

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55 years ago, The "King of the Slide Guitar" Elmore James died of a heart attack in Chicago, Illinois. He was 45 years old. (1963)
He was born January 27, 1918 in Richland, Mississippi.

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53 years ago, Drummer Denzil Best died in New York, N. Y. He was 48 years old. (1965)
Denzil DaCosta Best was born April 27, 1917 in New York, N. Y.

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51 years ago, Bassist Steven Shane McDonald was born in Hawthorne, California. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steven McDonald!

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51 years ago, Rapper Dwight Arrington Myers was born in Mandeville, Jamaica. (1967)
Heavy D died November 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. He was 44 years old.

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49 years ago, Guitarist Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rich Robinson!

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48 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Thomas Alden Page was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. (1970)
Tommy Page died March 3, 2017 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He was 46 years old.

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48 years ago, Pianist Cliff Jackson died in New York, N.Y. He was 67 years old. (1970)
He was born July 19, 1902 in Culpepper, Wisconsin.

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45 years ago, Singer Jill Anna Maria Johnson was born in Ängelholm, Sweden. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jill Johnson!

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44 years ago, American Music Icon Duke Ellington died of lung cancer in New York, N.Y. He was 75 years old. (1974)
Edward Kennedy Ellington was born April 29, 1899 in Washington, D.C.

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44 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Alessandro Cortini was born in Bologna, Italy. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alessandro!

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Andrew Blakeney, Tudi Garland, Joe Darensbourg and Alton Purnell

33 years ago, Clarinetist Joe Darensbourg died in Van Nuys, California. He was 78 years old. (1985)
He was born July 9, 1906 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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30 years ago, Country Singer William Wendell Gilman III was born in Hope Valley, Rhode Island. (1988)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Gilman!

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Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins and Steve McCall

29 years ago, Drummer Steve McCall died of a stroke. He was 53 years old. (1989)
He was born September 20, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois.

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27 years ago, Musician Gene Clark died of a bleeding ulcer in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 46 years old. (1991)
Harold Eugene Clark was born November 17, 1944 in Tipton, Missouri.

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23 years ago, Keyboardist Mick Pyne died in London, England. He was 54 years old. (1995)
He was born September 2, 1940 in Thornton-le-Dale, Yorkshire, England.

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21 years ago, Guitarist Exzavier Whitley was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1997)
Hauoli la Hanau to Exzavier!

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12 years ago, Reggae Star Desmond Dekker died of a heart attack at his home in Surrey, England. He was 64 years old. (2006)
Desmond Adolphus Dacres was born July 16, 1942 in St. Andrews, Kingston, Jamaica.

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11 years ago, Trumpeter Buddy Childers died in Woodland Hills, California. He was 81 years old. (2007)
Marion Childers was born February 12, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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10 years ago, Comedian Dick Martin died in Santa Monica, California. He was 86 years old. (2008)
He was born January 30, 1922 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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10 years ago, Organist Jimmy McGriff died in Voorhees, New Jersey. He was 72 years old. (2008)
James Harrell McGriff, Jr. was born April 3, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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9 years ago, Guitarist Jay Bennett died in Urbana, Illinois. He was 45 years old. (2009)
Jay Walter Bennett was born November 15, 1963 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

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8 years ago, Bassist Paul Gray died in Johnston, Iowa. He was 38 years old. (2010)
Paul Dedrick Gray was born April 8, 1972 in Los Angeles, California.

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5 years ago, Drummer Ed Shaughnessy died in Calabasas, California. He was 84 years old. (2013)
He was born January 29, 1929 in Jersey City, N.J.


May 23


121 years ago, Guitarist Fred Guy was born in Burkeville, Georgia. (1897)
He died November 22, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 74 years old.

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114 years ago, Singer/Actress Elizabeth Holzman was born in Ohio. (1904)
Libby Holman committed suicide June 18, 1971 at her Greenwich, Connecticut home. She was 67 years old.

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108 years ago, Benjamin Sherman Crothers was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. (1910)
Scatman Crothers died of lung cancer November 22, 1986 in Van Nuys, California. He was 76 years old.

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108 years ago, Clarinetist Arthur Jacob Arshawsky was born in New York, N.Y. (1910)
Artie Shaw died December 30, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. He was 94 years old.

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Photo by N. Jacobs

100 years ago, Blues Pianist Abie Ames was born in Cruger, Mississippi. (1918)
Abie "Boogaloo" Ames died February 5, 2002 in Greenville, Mississippi. He was 83 years old.

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100 years ago, Producer Robert Blackwell was born in Seattle, Washington. (1918)
Bumps Blackwell died January 27, 1985 in Hacienda Heights, California. He was 66 years old.

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99 years ago, Singer Ruth Fernandez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. (1919)
She died January 9, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was 92 years old.

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98 years ago, Singer Helen O'Connell was born in Lima, Ohio. (1920)
She died September 9, 1993 in San Diego, California. She was 73 years old.

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97 years ago, Trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton was born in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England. (1921)
He died April 25, 2008 in London, England. He was 86 years old.

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93 years ago, Bluegrass Musician Malcolm B. Wiseman was born in Crimora, Virginia. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mac Wiseman!

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92 years ago, Bluesman Arthur Gunter was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1926)
He died March 16, 1976 in Port Huron, Michigan. He was 49 years old.

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91 years ago, Drummer Napoleon Chism was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. (1927)
Chico Chism died January 28, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 79 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky. (1928)
She died June 29, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California.

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90 years ago, Singer Pauline Julien was born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. (1928)
She died October 1, 1998 in Montreal, Canada. She was 70 years old.

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86 years ago, Guitarist/Flautist Leslie Spann, Jr. was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. (1932)
Les Spann died January 24, 1989. He was 66 years old.

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84 years ago, Synthesizer Inventor Robert Moog was born in New York, N.Y. (1934)
He died of a brain tumor August 21, 2005 in Asheville, N.C. He was 71 years old.

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84 years ago, Outlaw Bonnie Parker died in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. She was 24 years old. (1934)
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker was born October 1, 1910 in Rowena, Texas.

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Photo By Karlheinz Kluter

80 years ago, Drummer Daniel Humair was born in Geneva, Switzerland. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Daniel!

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79 years ago, Composer Michel Colombier was born in Lyon, Rhône, France. (1939)
He died of cancer November 14, 2004 at his home in Santa Monica, California. He was 65 years old.

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79 years ago, Trumpeter Marvin Louis Stamm was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marvin Stamm!

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78 years ago, Saxophonist Bjorn Johansen was born in Fredrikstad, Norway. (1940)
He died April 1, 1991 in Fredrikstad, Norway. He was 50 years old.

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77 years ago, R&B Songwriter/Producer Norman Johnson was born in Norfolk, Virginia. (1941)
General Johnson died October 13, 2010 in East Point, Georgia. He was 69 years old.

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74 years ago, P-Funk Drummer Ramon Tiki Fulwood was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1944)
He died of stomach cancer October 29, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 35 years old.

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Misty Morgan and Jack Blanchard

73 years ago, Keyboardist Misty Morgan was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Misty!

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Lou & Carlos Wilson

73 years ago, Guitarist Carlos Wilson was born in in Colon, Panama. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carlos!

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72 years ago, Bassist Danny Klein was born in New York, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Danny!

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72 years ago, Percussionist Famoudou Don Moye was born in Rochester, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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72 years ago, Percussionist Ruth Komanoff was born. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ruth Underwood!

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71 years ago, Pianist Richard Beirach was born in New York, N.Y. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richie Beirach!

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71 years ago, Jean Jacques Kravetz was born in Paris, France. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jean Jacques!

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69 years ago, Trumpeter Randy Sandke was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Randy!

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67 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Judy Rodman was born in Riverside, California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Judy!

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66 years ago, Singer Anne Marie David was born in Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anne-Marie David!

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66 years ago, Guitarist James Andrew Mankey was born in Washington. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim Mankey!

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65 years ago, Guitarist Richard Fenn was born in Oxford, England. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick Fenn!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Doyle Dykes was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doyle!

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63 years ago, Singer Thereza Bazar was born in Toronto, Canada. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Thereza!

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63 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Dean Friedman was born in Paramus, New Jersey. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dean!

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63 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Barry Moore was born in Newbridge, Ireland. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Luka Bloom!

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63 years ago, Singer/Songwriter James Harry McShane was born in Londonderry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. (1957)
Jimmy McShane died March 29, 1995 in Londonderry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He was 37 years old.

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60 years ago, Singer François Feldman was born in Paris, France. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to François!

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60 years ago, Country Singer Shelly West was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shelly!

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59 years ago, Clarinetist Ken Peplowski was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ken!

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51 years ago, Guitarist Charlie Hunter was born in Rhode Island. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlie!

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45 years ago, Singer Maxwell was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maxwell!

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44 years ago, Singer Jewel Kilcher was born in Payson, Utah. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jewel!

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44 years ago, Singer Mónica Naranjo Carrasco was born in Figueres, Spain. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mónica Naranjo!

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43 years ago, Comedienne Jackie “Moms" Mabley died in White Plains, New York She was 81 years old. (1975)
Loretta Mary Aiken was born March 19, 1897 in Brevard, North Carolina.

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42 years ago, Guitarist Tyler Grant was born in San Diego, California. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tyler!

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40 years ago, Drummer Scott William Raynor, Jr. was born in Poway, California. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Scott Raynor!

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36 years ago, Singer Malene Winter Mortensen was born in Denmark. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Malene Mortensen!

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36 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Tristan Ann Prettyman was born in San Diego, California. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tristan Prettyman!

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36 years ago, Singer Heidi India Range was born in Liverpool, England. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Heidi Range!

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33 years ago, Blues Pianist Lloyd Glenn died in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old. (1985)
He was born November 21, 1909 in San Antonio, Texas.

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27 years ago, Sarah Jarosz was born in Austin, Texas. (1991)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sarah!

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26 years ago, Folk Singer/Guitarist Atahualpa Yupanqui died in Nîmes, France. He was 84 years old. (1992)
Héctor Roberto Chavero Aramburu was born January 31, 1908 in Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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24 years ago, Guitarist Joe Pass died in Los Angeles, California. He was 65 years old (1994)
Joseph Anthony Passalaqua was born January 13, 1929 in New Brunswick, N.J.

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21 years ago, Blues Pianist Lovie Lee died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 88 years old. (1997)
Eddie Lee Watson was born March 17, 1909 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Andy Pyle, Tommy Eyre and Gary Moore

17 years ago, Keyboardist Tommy Eyre died in Los Angeles, California. He was 51 years old. (2001)
He was born July 5, 1949 in Sheffield, England.

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12 years ago, Night Club/Record Label Owner/Producer Clifford Antone died in Austin, Texas. He was 56 years old. (2006)
He was born October 27, 1949 in Port Arthur, Texas.

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10 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Bruce "Utah" Phillips died in Nevada City, California. He was 73 years old. (2008)
He was born May 15, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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10 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Danny Rhodes died in Cottonwood, Arizona. He was 58 years old. (2008)
He was born January 30, 1950 in Cairo, Illinois.

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8 years ago, Singer Billy Francis died in Seymour, Missouri. He was 68 years old. (2010)
William Allen Francis, Jr. was born January 16, 1942 in Sacramento, California.

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5 years ago, Georges Moustaki died in Paris, France. He was 79 years old. (2013)
He was born May 3, 1934 in Alexandria, Egypt.

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3 years ago, Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave died in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was 78 years old. (2015)
He was born June 12, 1936 in Chester, Pennsylvania.


May 22


127 years ago, Trombonist Edwin Branford Edwards was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1891)
Eddie Edwards died April 9, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 72 years old.

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112 years ago, Bluesman Aaron "Pinetop" Sparks was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. (1906)
He died November 5, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 25 years old.

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108 years ago, Bluesman Milton "Lindberg" Sparks was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. (1910)
He died May 31, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 53 years old.

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104 years ago, Pianist/Bandleader Herman Sonny Blount was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1914)
Sun Ra died May 30, 1993 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was 80 years old.

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97 years ago, Bandleader Gustav Frkal was born in Veľké Leváre, Slovakia. (1921)
Gustav Brom died September 25, 1995 in Brno, Czechoslovakia. He was 74 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian was born in Paris, France. (1924)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charles Aznavour!

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90 years ago, Singer Jackie Cain was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1928)
She died September 15, 2014 in Montclair, New Jersey. She was 86 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer Roscoe Robinson was born in Dermott, Arkansas. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roscoe!

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88 years ago, Trumpeter Kenneth Daniel Ball was born in Ilford, Essex, England. (1930)
Kenny Ball died March 7, 2013 in Basildon, Essex, England. He was 82 years old.

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88 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Wiley Laverne Self was born in Calico Bottom, Arkansas. (1930)
Mack Self died June 14, 2011 in West Helena, Arkansas. He was 81 years old.

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83 years ago, Saxophonist Giuseppi Logan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Giuseppi!

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81 years ago, Folk Singer Facundo Cabral was born in La Plata, Argentina. (1937)
He was murdered July 9, 2011 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He was 74 years old.

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79 years ago, Drummer Richard Alan Berk was born in San Francisco, California. (1939)
Dick Berk died February 8, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. He was 74 years old.

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79 years ago, Reeds Player Ian Robertson Underwood was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian Underwood!

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78 years ago, Bluesman "Philadelphia" Jerry Ricks was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1940)
He died December 10, 2007 in Rijeka, Croatia. He was 67 years old.

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76 years ago, Singer Calvin Simon was born in Beckley, West Virginia. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Calvin!

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71 years ago, Trumpeter Franz Koglmann was born in Vienna, Austria. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Franz!

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70 years ago, Country Musician Alvis Alan Owens was born in Mesa, Arizona. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Buddy Allen!

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68 years ago, Lyricist Bernie Taupin was born in Lincolnshire, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bernie!

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65 years ago, Bassist Jon Burr was born in Huntington, Long Island, N.Y. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jon!

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63 years ago, Singer Mary Black was born in Dublin, Ireland. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mary!

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63 years ago, Keyboardist Jeremy David Hounsell Dammers was born in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry Dammers!

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63 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Ivor Arthur Davies was born in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Iva Davies!

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63 years ago, Guitarist James Douglas Lyon was born in Tampa, Florida. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy Lyon!

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62 years ago, Singer/Keyboardist Natalia Mikhailovna Schneiderman was born in Riga, Latvia. (1956)
Natasha Shneider died July 2, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. She was 52 years old.

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59 years ago, Singer Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Morrissey!

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57 years ago, Bassist Dana Williams was born in Dayton Ohio. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dana!

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52 years ago, Guitarist Kenneth Shaun Hickey was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny Hickey!

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51 years ago, Guitarist John Vanderslice was born in Gainesville, Florida. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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51 years ago, Poet Langston Hughes died in New York, N.Y. He was 65 years old. (1967)
He was born February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri.

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48 years ago, Drummer Jimmy Bennington was born in Columbus, Ohio. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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45 years ago, Singer Donell Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Donell!

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41 years ago, Pianist Hampton Hawes died of a stroke in Los Angeles, California. He was 48 years old. (1977)
He was born November 13, 1928 in Los Angeles, California.

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36 years ago, Pianist/Bandleader T.J. Fowler died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 71 years old. (1982)
He was born September 18, 1910 in Columbus, Georgia.

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20 years ago, Singer Royce Kendall died in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was 62 years old. (1998)
He was born September 25, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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17 years ago, Singer Lorez Alexandria died in Gardena, California. She was 71 years old. (2001)
Dolorez Alexandria was born August 14, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois.

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12 years ago, "The Father of Nubian Music Hamza El Din died in Berkeley, California. He was 76 years old. (2006)
He was born during 1929 in Wadi Halfa, Sudan.


May 21


114 years ago, Pianist Thomas Wright Waller was born in New York, N.Y. (1904)
Fats Waller died of pneumonia December 15, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 39 years old.

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102 years ago, "La Alondra de la Frontera" Lydia Mendoza was born in Houston, Texas. (1916)
She died December 20, 2007 in in San Antonio, Texas. She was 91 years old.

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98 years ago, Bluesman Little Willie Anderson was born in West Memphis, Arkansas. (1920)
He died June 20, 1991 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 71 years old.

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98 years ago, Tuba Player Bill Barber was born in Hornell, N.Y. (1920)
He died June 18, 2007 in Bronxville, N.Y. He was 87 years old.

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95 years ago, Gospel Singer Doris Mae Akers was born in Brookfield, Missouri. (1923)
Doris Akers died July 26, 1995 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was 72 years old.

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95 years ago, Singer/Artist Ernest Lafaris Golden was born in Athens, Georgia. (1923)
He died March 14, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 94 years old.

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Bob Dylan and Albert Grossman

92 years ago, Albert Bernard Grossman was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1926)
Albert Grossman died of a heart attack January 25, 1986 while flying from the U.S. to London aboard the Concorde. He was 59 years old.

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91 years ago, Saxophonist Willis Leonard Holman was born in Olive, California. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Holman!

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90 years ago, DJ Thomas Coman was born n South Carolina. (1928)
Tom "Big Daddy" Donahue died April 28, 1975 in San Francisco, California. He was 46 years old.

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89 years ago, Drummer Lawrence Norman Marable was born in Los Angeles, California. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larance Marable died July 4, 2012 in Orange, New Jersey. He was 83 years old.

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88 years ago, Bassist Tommy Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1930)
He died January 3, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 52 years old.

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87 years ago, Musican Charlie Poole died in North Carolina. He was 39 years old. (1931)
Charles Poole was born March 22, 1892 in Spray, N.C.

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86 years ago, The "Prince of the Blues" Billy Wright was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1932)
He died October 27, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 59 years old.

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85 years ago, Trumpeter Maurice André was born in Alès, France. (1933)
He died February 25, 2012 in Urrugne, France. He was 78 years old.

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85 years ago, Bassist Gene Herbert Byrd was born in Chuckatuck, Virginia. (1933)
Joe Byrd died March 6, 2012 in Washington, D. C. He was 78 years old.

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84 years ago, Guitarist Elbert McKinley Forriest was born in Pendleton, North Carolina. (1934)
Sonny Forriest died January 10, 1999 in Capital Heights, Maryland. He was 64 years old.

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83 years ago, Clarinetist Terry Lightfoot was born in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England. (1935)
He died March 15, 2013 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. He was 77 years old.

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Little Smokey Smothers and Lee "Shot" Williams

80 years ago, Bluesman Lee "Shot" Williams was born in Lexington, Mississippi. (1938)
He died November 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 73 years old.

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78 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Anthony Esmond Sheridan McGinnity was born in Norwich, Norfolk, England. (1940)
Tony Sheridan died February 16, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. He was 72 years old.

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Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Lal Waterson and Mike Waterson

77 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Martin Dominic Forbes Carthy was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martin Carthy!

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77 years ago, Singer Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ronald!

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75 years ago, Guitarist Hilton Stewart Paterson Valentine was born in North Shields, Tyne & Wear, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hilton Valentine!

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74 years ago, Singer Marcia Blank was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marcie Blane!

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73 years ago, Keyboardist Vincent Cheesman was born in Reading, Berkshire, England. (1945)
Vincent Crane died February 14, 1989 in Maida Vale, London, England. He was 43 years old.

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72 years ago,Thomas deLong was born in Berkeley, California. (1946)
Gwydion Pendderwen died in a November 9, 1982 Bay Area car crash. He was 36 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Keyboardist/Guitarist Bill Champlin was born in Oakland, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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70 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Gerard Sayer was born in Shoreham on Sea, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leo Sayer!

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69 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens was born in Ostend, Belgium. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Arno!

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67 years ago, Guitarist Van Wilks was born in Austin, Texas. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Van!

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66 years ago, Laurence Tureaud was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mr. T!

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65 years ago, Bluesman Vernon Ray Harrington was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1953)
Vernon Harrington died January 8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 61 years old.

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64 years ago, Guitarist Marc Ribot was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marc!

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63 years ago, Keyboardist John Galvin was born in rural Ohio. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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63 years ago, Drummer Stan Lynch of the Heartbreakers was born in Gainesville, Florida. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stan!

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57 years ago, Keyboardist Timothy John Lever was born in England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim Lever!

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55 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Kevin Patrick Shields was born in Queens, N.Y. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kevin Shields!

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55 years ago, Bassist Gregory Smith was born in Valley Stream, N.Y. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Greg Smith!

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55 years ago, Guitarist Dave Specter was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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49 years ago, Bluesman David Lonzo Thompson was born in Hinds County, Mississippi. (1969)
Lil' Dave died February 14, 2010 outside of Augusta, Georgia when his van crashed on the way home from a gig. He was 40 years old.

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46 years ago, Rapper Christopher George Latore Wallace was born in New York, N.Y. (1972)
The Notorious B.I.G. was murdered March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles, California. He was 24 years old.

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45 years ago, Singer Vaughn Monroe died in Stuart, Florida. He was 61 years old. (1973)
"Old Leather Tonsils" was born October 7, 1911 in Akron, Ohio.

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44 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Adriano Ferreira Cintra was born in São Paulo, Brazil. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Adriano Cintra!

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44 years ago, Rapper Kejuan Muchita was born in Queensbridge, New York, N.Y. . (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Havoc!

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43 years ago, Guitarist Lee James Gaze was born in Pontypridd, Wales. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee Gaze!

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42 years ago, Rapper Jason D. Harrow was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kardinal Offishall!

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42 years ago, Guitarist Deron John Miller was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Deron Miller!

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39 years ago, Keyboardist Gaspard Augé was born in Besançon, France. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gaspard!

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39 years ago, Trumpeter Blue Mitchell died of cancer in Los Angeles, California. He was 49 years old. (1979)
Richard Allen Mitchell was born March 13, 1930 in Miami, Florida.

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37 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Ben Kyle was born in Gilnahirk, Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ben!

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36 years ago, Singer Adam Nyerere Bahner was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tay Zonday!

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33 years ago, Singer Rosa Isabel Mutya Buena was born in Kingsbury, London, England. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mutya Buena!

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33 years ago, Rapper Kane Robinson was born in East Ham, London, England. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kano!

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30 years ago, Bassist Harry Babasin died in Los Angeles, California. He was 67 years old. (1988)
"The Bear" was born March 19, 1921 in Dallas, Texas.

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Sammy Davis, Jr. and Sammy Davis, Sr.

30 years ago, Singer Sammy Davis Sr. died in Beverly Hills, California. He was 87 years old. (1988)
Samuel George Davis was born December 12, 1900 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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28 years ago, "The Godfather of the Music Industry" Morris Levy died in Ghent, N.Y. He was 62 years old. (1990)
He was born August 27, 1927 in New York, N.Y.

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Bruce Forman (guitar), Eddie Moore (drums) and Herbie Lewis (bass)

28 years ago, Drummer Eddie Moore died in Oakland, California. He was 49 years old. (1990)
He was born September 14, 1940 in San Francisco, California.

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12 years ago, Country Star Billy Walker died in a Montgomery, Alabama car crash. He was 77 years old. (2006)
William Marvin Walker was born January 14, 1929 in Ralls, Texas.

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6 years ago, Drummer Eddie Bell died in Palos Heights, Illinois. He was 70 years old. (2012)
Eddie Blazonczyk was born July 12, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois.

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5 years ago, Space Age Pop Composer Bob Thompson died in Los Angeles, California. He was 88 years old. (2013)
Robert Lamar Thompson was born August 22, 1924 in San Jose, California.

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3 years ago, Bassist Louis Johnson of the Brothers Johnson died in Los Angeles, California. He was 60 years old. (2015)
He was born April 13, 1955 in Los Angeles, California.

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3 years ago, Singer Twinkle died in Isle of Wight, England. She was 66 years old. (2015)
Lynn Annette Ripley was born July 15, 1948 in Surbiton, Surrey, England.

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1 year ago, Drummer Nick Menza died in Los Angeles, California. He was 51 years old. (2016)
Nicholas Menza was born July 23, 1964 in Munich, West Germany.


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