May 23


118 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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111 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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105 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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105 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

97 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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97 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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96 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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95 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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94 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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90 years ago, Bluegrass Musician Malcolm B. Wiseman was born in Cremora, Virginia. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mac Wiseman!

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89 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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88 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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87 years ago, Singer Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky. (1928)
She died June 29, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California.

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83 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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81 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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Photo By Karlheinz Kluter

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

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76 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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76 years ago, Trumpeter Marvin Louis Stamm was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marvin Stamm!

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75 years ago, Saxophonist Bjorn Johansen was born in Fredrikstad, Norway. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bjorn!

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74 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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71 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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40 years ago, Comedienne Jackie “Moms" Mabley died in White Plains, New York She was 76 years old. (1975)
Loretta Mary Aiken was born March 19, 1897 in Brevard, North Carolina.

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30 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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24 years ago, Sarah Jarosz was born in Austin, Texas. (1991)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sarah!

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21 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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18 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

14 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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9 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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7 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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7 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Danny Rhodes died in Cottonwood, Arizona. He was 58 years old. (2008)
He was born during 1950 in Cairo, Illinois.

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


May 22


109 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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105 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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101 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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94 years ago, Bandleader Gustav Frkal was born in Veľké Leváre. (1921)
Gustav Brom died September 25, 1995 in Brno, Czechoslovakia. He was 74 years old.

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87 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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87 years ago, Singer Roscoe Robinson was born in Dermott, Arkansas. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roscoe!

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85 years ago, Trumpeter Kenneth Daniel Ball was born in Ilford, Essex, England. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny Ball!

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85 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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80 years ago, Saxophonist Giuseppi Logan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1935)
He apparently died during the 1990s.

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78 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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76 years ago, Drummer Richard Alan Berk was born in San Francisco, California. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dick Berk!

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75 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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73 years ago, Singer Calvin Simon was born in Beckley, West Virginia. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Calvin!

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

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

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

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

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

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60 years ago, Keyboardist Jeremy Dammers was born in Ootacamund, India. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry Dammers!

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

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48 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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45 years ago, Drummer Jimmy Bennington was born in Columbus, Ohio. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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

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38 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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14 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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9 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


111 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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99 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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95 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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95 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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Bob Dylan and Albert Grossman

89 years ago, Albert Bernard Grossman was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1926)
Albert Grossman died 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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88 years ago, Saxophonist Willis Leonard Holman was born in Olive, California. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Holman!

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87 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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86 years ago, Drummer Lawrence Norman Marable was born in Los Angeles, California. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larance Marable!

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85 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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84 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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83 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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82 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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81 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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Little Smokey Smothers and Lee "Shot" Williams

77 years ago, Bluesman Lee "Shot" Williams was born in Lexington, Mississippi. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Shot"!

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75 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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74 years ago, Martin Carthy was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martin!

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

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Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Lal Waterson and Mike Waterson

74 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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72 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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71 years ago, Singer Marcia Blank was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marcie Blane!

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70 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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69 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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68 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Keyboardist/Guitarist Bill Champlin was born in Oakland, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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

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64 years ago, Comedian/Commentator/Politician Allan Stuart Franken was born in New York, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Al Franken!

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

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

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62 years ago, Bluesman Vernon Harrington was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vernon!

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

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

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

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46 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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43 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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42 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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36 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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27 years ago, Bassist Harry Babasin died in Los Angeles, California. (1988)
"The Bear" was born March 19, 1921 in Dallas, Texas.

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25 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)

25 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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9 years ago, Country Star Billy Walker died in a Montgomery, Alabama car crash. He was 77 years old. (2006)
He was born January 14, 1929 in Ralls, Texas.

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

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2 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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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.


May 20


174 years ago, Recording Pioneer Emile Berliner was born in Hanover, Germany. (1851)
He died of a heart attack August 3, 1929 in Washington, D.C. He was 78 years old.

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119 years ago, Bluesman Burl C. Coleman was born in Gainesville, Alabama. (1896)
Jaybird Coleman died of cancer January 28, 1950 in Tuskegee, Alabama. He was 53 years old.

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104 years ago, Producer Milt Gabler was born in New York, N.Y. (1911)
He died July 20, 2001 in New York, N.Y. He was 90 years old.

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84 years ago, Accordionist Tommy Gumina was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tommy!

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84 years ago, Trumpeter Edward Louis Smith was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Louis Smith!

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83 years ago, Pianist Bob Florence was born in Los Angeles, California. (1932)
He died May 19, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old.

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83 years ago, Trumpeter Bubber Miley died of tuberculosis in New York, N.Y. He was 29 years old. (1932)
He was born April 3, 1903 in Aiken, S.C.

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82 years ago, Saxophonist Charles Davis was born in Goodman, Michigan. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charles!

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79 years ago, Jazz Bagpipe Specialist Rufus Harley was born in Raleigh, N.C. (1936)
He died July 31, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 70 years old.

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79 years ago, Bluesman Sterling Magee was born in Mount Olive, Mississippi. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sterling!

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75 years ago, Pianist and Singer Frederick Earl Long was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1940)
Shorty Long died June 29, 1969 in a Detroit River boating accident in Detroit, Michigan. He was 29 years old.

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Paul and Paula

73 years ago, Singer Jill "Paula" Jackson was born in McCaney, Texas. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paula!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Terrence Smith was born in West Norwood, South East London, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry Smith!

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71 years ago, Singer John Robert Cocker was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. (1944)
Joe Cocker died December 22, 2014 in Crawford, Colorado. He was 70 years old.

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Sonny and Cher

69 years ago, Pop Star Cherilyn Sarkisian was born in El Centro, California. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cher!

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68 years ago, Bassist Steve Currie was born in Grimsby, England. (1947)
He died April 28, 1981 in a Val Da Parra, Portugal car crash. He was 33 years old.

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Steve Broughton, Edgar Broughton and Arthur Grant

65 years ago, Drummer Steve Broughton was born in Warwick, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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65 years ago, Recording Engineer Andrew Jeremy Johns was born in Leatherhead, Surrey, England. (1950)
Andy Johns died April 7, 2013 in Van Nuys, California. He was 62 years old.

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65 years ago, Drummer Victor Lewis was born in Omaha, Nebrsaka. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Victor!

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61 years ago, Drummer Guy Edward Hoffman was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Guy Hoffman!

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57 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Jane Wiedlin was born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jane!

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56 years ago, Susan Claire Cowsill was born in Canton, Ohio. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Susan Cowsill!

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56 years ago, Singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole was born in Kaimuki, Hawaii. (1959)
Bruddah Iz died June 26, 1997 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 38 years old.

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53 years ago, Drummer Ralph Peterson was born in Pleasanville, N.J. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralph!

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51 years ago, Singer Rudy Lewis died of a suspected drug overdose in New York, N.Y. He was 27 years old. (1964)
He was born August 23, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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38 years ago, Guitarist Lafayette "The Thing" Thomas died in Brisbane, California. He was 49 years old. (1977)
Lafayette Jerl Thomas was born June 13, 1928 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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33 years ago, Bassist William Howard Montgomery died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 60 years old. (1982)
Monk Montgomery was born October 10, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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30 years ago, Country Musician John Pardi was born in Dixon, California. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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

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22 years ago, Bluesman Clarence Edward died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (1993)
He was born March 25, 1933 in Lindsay, Louisiana. He was 60 years old.

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14 years ago, Bluesman Little Willie Foster died in Jackson, Tennessee.He was 79 years old. (2001)
Willie Foster was born September 19, 1921 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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12 years ago, Bluesman Joe "Guitar" Hughes died in Houston, Texas. He was 65 years old. (2003)
Joe Hughes was born September 29, 1937 in Houston, Texas.

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3 years ago, Singer Robin Gibb died in England. He was 62 years old. (2012)
He was born December 22, 1949 in Manchester, England.

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3 years ago, Singer Carrie Louise Smith died in Englewood, New Jersey. She was 86 years old. (2012)
Carrie Smith was born August 25, 1925 in Fort Gaines, Georgia.

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John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek

2 years ago, Keyboardist Ray Manzarek died in Rosenheim, Germany. He was 74 years old. (2013)
Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr. was born February 12, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Saxophonist Bob Belden died in New York, N.Y. He was 58 years old. (2015)
He was born October 31, 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina.


May 19


96 years ago, Saxophonist John Altwerger was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1919)
Georgie Auld died January 8, 1990 in Palm Springs, California.

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94 years ago, Country Singer Irene Amburgey was born in Neon, Kentucky. (1921)
Martha Carson died December 16, 2004 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 83 years old.

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90 years ago, Malcolm Little was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1925)
Malcolm X was assassinated February 21, 1965 in New York, N.Y. He was 39 years old.

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83 years ago, "The Girl With The Giggle In Her Voice” Alma Cogan was born in St. John's Wood, England. (1932)
She died of cancer October 26, 1966 in London, England. She was 34 years old.

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81 years ago, Trumpeter Bobby Bryant was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. (1934)
He died during June 1998. He was 64 years old.

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80 years ago, Bassist Cecil McBee was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cecil!

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76 years ago, Saxophonist Cornelius Sonny Fortune was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sonny!

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76 years ago, Composer/Electronic Musician Richard Teitelbaum was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard!

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75 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter Milton Sim Newbury, Jr. was born in Houston, Texas. (1940)
Mickey Newbury died September 29, 2002 in Vida, Oregon. He was 62 years old.

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@ The Fillmore West, San Francisco ~ July 19, 1969

70 years ago, Pete Townshend of The Who was born in London, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pete!

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68 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Paul Brady was born in Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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

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68 years ago, Trombonist Jerry Hyman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry!

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67 years ago, Saxophonist Thomas Wright Scott was born in Los Angeles, California. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom Scott!

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66 years ago, Bassist Dusty Hill of ZZ Top was born in Dallas, Texas. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dusty!

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65 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Stephen A. Love was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stephen!

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65 years ago, Curved Air Bassist Mike Wedgwood was born in Salisbury, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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64 years ago, Jeffrey Hyman was born in Forest Hills, N.Y. (1951)
Joey Ramone of The Ramones died of lymphoma April 15, 2001 in New York, N.Y. He was 49 years old.

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63 years ago, Disco Diva Grace Jones was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Grace!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Jimmy Thackery was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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54 years ago, Pianist/Producer Allen Farnham was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Allen!

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48 years ago, Pianist Elmo Hope died of a heart attack in New York, N.Y. He was 43 years old. (1967)
St. Elmo Sylvester Hope was born June 27, 1923 in New York, N.Y.

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46 years ago, Tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins died in New York, N.Y. He was 64 years old. (1969)
Coleman Randoph Hawkins was born November 21, 1904 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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45 years ago, Guitarist Vidar Busk was born in Langesund, Norway. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vidar!

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41 years ago, Keyboardist Lalle Larsson was born in Sweden. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lalle!

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37 years ago, Band Leader/Minton's Playhouse Manager Teddy Hill died in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 68 years old. (1978)
He was born December 7, 1909 in Birmingham. Alabama.

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29 years ago, Saxophonist Jimmy Lyons died of cancer in New York, N.Y. He was 52 years old. (1986)
He was born December 1, 1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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18 years ago, Bluesman Asie Payton died of a heart attack in Holly Ridge, Mississippi. He was 60 years old. (1997)
He was born during 1937 in Washington County, Mississippi.

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14 years ago, Singer Susannah McCorkle committed suicide in New York, N.Y. She was 55 years old. (2001)
She was born January 1, 1946 in Berkeley, California.

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11 years ago, Bluesman Reverend Gatemouth Moore died in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He was 90 years old. (2004)
Arnold Dwight Moore was born November 8, 1913 in Topeka, Kansas.

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9 years ago, "Dreamer" Freddie Garrity died in Wales. He was 69 years old. (2006)
He was born November 14, 1940 in Manchester, England.

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7 years ago, Pianist Bob Florence died in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old. (2008)
He was born May 20, 1932 in Los Angeles, California.

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5 years ago, Bluesman Larry Dale died in New York, N.Y. He was 87 years old. (2010)
Ennis Lowery was born January 7, 1923 in Wharton, Texas.


May 18

Sara Martin and Clarence Williams

131 years ago, Singer Sara Martin was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1884)
She died May 25, 1955 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was 71 years old.

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123 years ago, Bassist George Foster was born in McCall, Louisiana. (1892)
Pops Foster died October 30, 1969 in San Francisco, California.

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115 years ago, Bluesman Ernest Lawlars was born in Hughes, Arkansas. (1900)
Little Son Joe died November 14, 1961 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 61 years old.

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104 years ago, Singer Joseph Vernon Turner was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1911)
Big Joe Turner died November 24, 1985 in Inglewood, California. He was 74 years old.

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103 years ago, Singer Pierino Ronald Como was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. (1912)
Perry Como died May 12, 2001 in Jupiter, Florida. He was 88 years old.

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93 years ago, Trombonist Kai Chresten Winding was born in Aarhus, Denmark. (1922)
Kai Winding died May 6, 1983 in Yonkers, N.Y. He was 60 years old.

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89 years ago, Organist Lou Bennett was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1926)
He died February 10, 1997 in Paris, France. He was 69 years old.

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85 years ago, Musician/Writer Mike Zwerin was born in New York, N.Y. (1930)
He died April 2, 2010 in Paris, France. He was 79 years old.

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81 years ago, Actor Dwayne Bernard Hickman was born in Los Angeles, California. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dobie Gillis!

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76 years ago, Gary Sanford Paxton was born in Coffeyville, Kansas. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary S. Paxton!

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73 years ago, Guitarist Rodney Dillard of The Dillards was born in Salem, Missouri. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rodney!

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71 years ago, Songwriter Albert Hammond was born in London, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Albert!

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69 years ago, Bassist George Alexander of The Flamin' Groovies was born in San Mateo, California. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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67 years ago, Country Singer Joseph Sloan Bonsall, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe Bonsall!

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66 years ago, Gospel Singer Walter Hawkins was born in Oakland, California. (1949)
He died July 11, 2010 in Okland, California. He was 61 years old.

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66 years ago, Pianist James Harry McNeely was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim McNeely!

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66 years ago, Bluegrass Bassist/Harmonica Player Gary Scruggs was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary!

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66 years ago, Keyboardist Rick Wakeman was born in London, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick!

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63 years ago, Country Singer George Strait was born in Pearsall, Texas. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to George !

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Butch, Chubby, Ralph, Pooch and Tiny

62 years ago, Feliciano "Butch" Tavares was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Butch!

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61 years ago, Punk Rocker Eric Goulden was born in Newhaven, East Sussex, England. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wreckless Eric!

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58 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Michael Cretu was born in Ibiza, Spain. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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55 years ago, Guitarist Page Hamilton was born in Portland, Oregon. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Page!

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

41 years ago, Trombonist Tyree Glenn died in Englewood, N.J. He was 61 years old. (1974)
Tyree (Evans) Glenn was born November 23, 1912 in Corsicana, Texas.

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40 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jack Hody Johnson was born in Haleiwa, Hawaii. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jack Johnson!

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31 years ago, Trumpeter Ray Copeland died in Sunderland, Massachussetts. He was 57 years old. (1984)
He was born July 17, 1926 in Norfolk, Virginia.

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31 years ago, Saxophonist John Hardee died in Dallas, Texas. (1984)
He was born December 20, 1918 in Corsicana, Texas.

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30 years ago, Pianist Robert Shaw died in Austin, Texas. He was 76 years old. (1985)
He was born August 9, 1908 in Stafford, Texas.

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Buck and Bubbles

29 years ago, Dancer John William 'Bubbles' Sublett died in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 82 years old. (1986)
He was born February 19, 1902 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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25 years ago, Pianist Sing Miller died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 75 years old. (1990)
He was born June 17, 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Photo © Karlheinz Klüter

25 years ago, Trombonist, Eje Thelin died in Sweden. He was 51 years old. (1990)
He was born June 9, 1938 in Jönköping, Sweden.

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17 years ago, Pianist Dorothy Donegan died of cancer in Chicago, Illinois. She was 76 years old. (1998)
She was born April 6, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois.

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11 years ago, Drummer Elvin Jones died of heart failure in Englewood, N.J. He was 76 years old. (2004)
Elvin Ray Jones was born September 9, 1927 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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1 year ago, Singer Jerry Vale died in Palm Desert, California. He was 81 years old. (2014)
Genaro Louis Vitaliano was born July 8, 1932 in New York, N.Y.


May 17


149 years ago, Composer Erik Satie was born in Honfleur, France. (1866)
He died July 1, 1925 in Paris, France. He was 58 years old.

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99 years ago, Saxophonist Paul Quinichette was born in Denver, Colorado. (1916)
He died May 25, 1983 in New York, N.Y. He was 67 years old.

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96 years ago, Singer Antonio Aguilar was born in Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico. (1919)
He died June 19, 2007 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was 88 years old

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95 years ago, Vibraphonist Joseph Alfred Roland was born in New York, N.Y. (1920)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe Roland!

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94 years ago, Songwriter Henry Robert Merrill Levan was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (1921)
Bob Merrill died February 17, 1998 in Culver City, California. He was 76 years old.

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90 years ago, Bassist Peter "Chuck" Badie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chuck!

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90 years ago, Singer Arthur Lee Smiley was born in Asheville, N.C. (1925)
Red Smiley died January 2, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 48 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer Ira B. Tucker was born in Spartanburg, S.C. (1925)
He died June 24, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 83 years old.

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86 years ago, The Father of Tejano music, Isidro Lopez was born in Bishop, Texas. (1929)
He died August 16, 2004 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was 75 years old.

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84 years ago, Saxophonist Walter Dewey Redman was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1931)
Dewey Redman died September 2, 2006 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 75 years old.

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83 years ago, Saxophonist John Lenwood McLean, Jr. was born in New York, N.Y. (1932)
Jackie McLean died March 31, 2006 in Hartford, Connecticut.He was 73 years old.

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David Izenson, Ornette Coleman and Charles Moffett

83 years ago, Bassist David Izenson was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1932)
He died October 8, 1979 in New York, N.Y. He was 47 years old.

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79 years ago, Actor Dennis Lee Hopper was born in Dodge City, Kansas. (1936)
Dennis Hopper died May 29, 2010 in Venice, California. He was 74 years old.

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Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, John Edwards, Bobbie Smith and Billy Henderson

77 years ago, Singer Pervis Jackson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1938)
He died August 18, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 70 years old.

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77 years ago, Saxophonist Esa Pethman was born in Kouvola, Finland. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Esa!

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Malcolm Hale, Oz Bach, Nigel Pickering, Spanky McFarlane and John Seiter

74 years ago, Guitarist Malcom Hale was born in Butte, Montana. (1941)
He died October 30, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 27 years old.

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74 years ago, Singer Bobby Sheen was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1941)
Bob B. Soxx died November 23, 2000 in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old.

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73 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Henry St. Clair Fredericks was born in New York, N.Y. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Taj Mahal!

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71 years ago, Jesse Winchester was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. (1944)
He died April 11, 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was 70 years old.

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67 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Richard Peter Gaughan was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dick Gaughan!

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66 years ago, Drummer Bill Bruford was born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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62 years ago, Guitarist George Johnson of the Brothers Johnson was born in Los Angeles, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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58 years ago, Saxophonist Paul Van Kemenade was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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54 years ago, Singer Eithne Ní Bhraonáin was born in Gweedore, Donegal, Ireland. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Enya!

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52 years ago, Page Samuel McConnell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Page McConnell!

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50 years ago, Michael Trent Reznor was born in Mercer, Pennsylvania. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Trent Reznor!

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48 years ago, Musician/Ethnomusicologist John Work died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 65 years old. (1967)
John Wesley Work III was born June 15, 1901 in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

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41 years ago, Singer Andrea Jane Corr was born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. (1974)
Hauoli la Hamau to Andrea Corr!

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39 years ago, Baritone Saxophonist Lars Gullin died in Vissefjarda, Sweden. He was 48 years old. (1976)
He was born May 4, 1928 in Visby, Sweden.

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39 years ago, Drummer Charles Stepney died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 43 years old. (1976)
He was a Producer/Musician for Chess Records in the late 1960's and then worked with Earth, Wind and Fire.

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26 years ago, Bluesman Good Rockin' Charles died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 56 years old. (1989)
Charles Edwards was born March 4, 1933 in Pratts, Alabama.

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26 years ago, Western Swing Bandleader Dave Stogner died in Fresno, California. He was 69 years old. (1989)
David Stout Stogner was born May 16, 1920 in Gainesville, Texas.

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25 years ago, Saxophonist Frank Wright died in Germany. He was 54 years old. (1990)
He was born July 9, 1935 in Grenada, Mississippi.

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23 years ago, "Grandma's Favorite" Lawrence Welk died in Santa Monica, California. He was 89 years old. (1992)
He was born March 11, 1903 in Strasburg, North Dakota.

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19 years ago, Johnny "Guitar" Watson died of a heart attack while performing at the Yokohama Blues Cafe in Yokohama, Japan. He was 61 years old. (1996)
John Watson was born February 3, 1935 in Houston, Texas.

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15 years ago, Pianist Richard Payne died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 68 years old. (2000)
He was born September 15, 1931 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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14 years ago, Singer Top Jimmy died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 46 years old. (2001)
James Paul Koncek was born November 8, 1954 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Sharon Sheeley and Eddie Cochran

13 years ago, Songwriter Sharon Sheeley died in Los Angeles, California. She was 62 years old. (2002)
She was born April 4, 1940 in Los Angeles, California.


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13 years ago, Singer Little Johnny Taylor died in Conway, Arkansas. He was 59 years old. (2002)
Johnny Lamar Merrett was born February 11, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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3 years ago, The "Queen of Disco" Donna Summer died in Key West, Florida. She was 63 years old. (2012)
LaDonna Adrian Gaines was born December 31, 1948 in Boston, Massachussetts.

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2 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Alan O'Day died in Westwood, California. He was 72 years old. (2013)
He was born October 3, 1940 in Hollywood, California.


May 10


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