December 3


133 years ago, Composer Anton von Webern was born in Vienna, Austria. (1883)
He was shot and killed in error by a soldier September 15, 1945, after the end of World War II, in Mittersill, Germany. He was 61 years old.

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114 years ago, Pianist Paul Lingle was born in Denver, Colorado. (1902)
He died October 30, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 59 years old.

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113 years ago, Trombonist Arthur Bradford Gowans was born in Bilerica, Massachussetts. (1903)
Brad Gowans died September 8, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. He was 50 years old.

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109 years ago, Singer Connee Boswell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1907)
She died October 11, 1976 in New York, N.Y. She was 64 years old.

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108 years ago, Trombonist Klaus Salmi was born in Helsinki, Finland. (1908)
He died July 10, 1987 in Kuopio, Finland. He was 78 years old.

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107 years ago, Pianist Nadine Dana Suesse was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1909)
Dana Suesse died October 16, 1987 in New York. She was 77 years old.

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105 years ago, Film Composer Nino Rota was born in Milan, Italy. (1911)
He died April 10, 1979 in Rome, Italy. He was 67 years old.

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101 years ago, Pianist Toivo Pietari Johannes Kärki was born in Pirkkala, Finland. (1915)
Toivo Karki died April 30, 1992 in Helsinki, Finland. He was 76 years old.

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91 years ago, Country Star Ferlin Husky was born in Flat River, Missouri. (1925)
He died March 17, 2011 in Westmoreland, Tennessee. Her was 85 years old.

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89 years ago, Pop Singer Howard Andrew Williams was born in Wall Lake, Iowa. (1927)
Andy Williams died September 25, 2012 in Branson, Missouri. He was 84 years old.

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87 years ago, Trombonist Fred Assunto was born in Jennings, Louisiana. (1929)
Freddie Assunto died April 21, 1966 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 36 years old.

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85 years ago, Entertainer/Gong Show "Judge" Mary Margaret Morgan was born in Mancos, Colorado. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jaye P. Morgan!

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89 years ago, Pop Singer Cornelia Maria Brokken was born in Breda, Netherlands. (1932)
Corry Brokken died May 31, 2016 in Laren, Netherlands. She was 83 years old.

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84 years ago, Rockabilly Star Ralph Joseph Reynolds was born in Denver, Colorado. (1932)
Jody Reynolds died November 7, 2008 in Palm Desert, California. He was 75 years old.

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84 years ago, Trumpeter Webster English Young was born in Columbia, S.C. (1932)
Webster Young died December 13, 2003 in Portland, Oregon. He was 71 years old.

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75 years ago, Pianist Michel Rubini was born in Los Angeles, California. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michel!

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72 years ago, Folk Musician Ralph McTell was born in Farnborough, Kent, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralph!

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From left: Steve Freund, Mark Hannon, Robert Covington and Bob Stroger

69 years ago, Mark Hannon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1947)
"The Blues Cannon" died July 17, 2001 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 53 years old.

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From left: Richard "Charlie" McCracken, John Wilson and Rory Gallagher

69 years ago, Drummer John Wilson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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68 years ago, Bassist Paul Bruce Barlow was born in Oxnard, California. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Buffalo!

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68 years ago, John Michael Osborne was born in Aston, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ozzy Osbourne!

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67 years ago, Bassist Percy Jones was born in Wales. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Percy!

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67 years ago, Singer Mickey Thomas was born in Cairo, Georgia. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mickey!

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65 years ago, Guitarist Barry Finnerty was born in San Francisco, California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry!

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From left: Brylo Ford, Clinton Maxwell, Freddie Grant, Cyril Blake, Colin Beaton and Laudric Caton

65 years ago, Trumpeter Cyril Blake died in Trinidad, British West Indies. He was 54 years old. (1951)
He was born October 22, 1897 in Trinidad, British West Indies.

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64 years ago, Guitarist Richard Donald Barnes was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Barnes!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Duane Roland was born in Jeffersonville, Indiana. (1952)
He died June 19, 2006 in St. Augustine, Florida. He was 53 years old.

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62 years ago, Bassist/Singer Paul Gregg was born in New York, N.Y. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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61 years ago, Boogie-Woogie Pioneer Cow Cow Davenport died of heart problems in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 62 years old. (1955)
Charles Edward Davenport was born April 23, 1894 in Anniston, Alabama.

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53 years ago, Bassist Joseph Francis Lally was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe Lally!

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51 years ago, Clarinetist Hank D'Amico died in New York, N.Y. He was 50 years old. (1965)
He was born March 21, 1915 in Rochester, N.Y.

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49 years ago, Cornetist Peter Bocage died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 80 years old. (1967)
He was born July 31, 1887 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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48 years ago, Singer Montell Jordan was born in Los Angeles, California. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Montell!

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47 years ago, Guitarist William Geoffrey Steer was born in Stockton-on-Tees, England. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Steer!

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44 years ago, Bassist Bill Johnson died in New Braunfels, Texas. He was 100 years old. (1972)
William Manuel Johnson was born August 10, 1872 in Talladega, Alabama.

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43 years ago, Trombonist Emile Christian died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 78 years old. (1973)
Emile Joseph Christian was born April 20, 1895 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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42 years ago, Violinist Joe Deninzon was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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41 years ago, Drummer Csaba Czébely was born in Berehove, Ukraine. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Csaba!

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37 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Daniel John Bedingfield was born in New Zealand. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Daniel Bedingfield!

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37 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Sherri DuPree-Bemis was born in Tyler, Texas. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sherri DuPree!

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Rita Corita and Coenradus Ooms

32 years ago, Accordionist Coenradus Ooms died in Aerdt, Rijnwaarden, Gelderland, The Netherlands (1984)
He was born during 1909 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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30 years ago, Pianist Bob Howard died in Mount Kisco, New York. He was 80 years old. (1986)
Howard Joyner was born June 20, 1906 in Newton, Massachusetts.

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27 years ago, Guitarist Jimmy Shirley died in Harlem, N.Y. He was 76 years old. (1989)
He was born May 31, 1913 in Union, South Carolina.

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15 years ago, Guitarist Grady Martin died in Lewisburg, Tennessee. He was 72 years old. (2001)
He was born January 17, 1929 in Marshall County, Tennessee.

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10 years ago, Drummer Logan Whitehurst died in Sebastapol, California. He was 29 years old. (2006)
He was born November 15, 1977 in Petaluma, California.

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8 years ago, Guitarist Vernon "Chico" Banks died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 47 years old. (2008)
He was born March 7, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois.

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2 years ago, Keyboardist Ian McLagan died in Austin, Texas. He was 69 years old. (2014)
He was born May 12, 1945 in Hounslow, Middlesex, England.

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1 year ago, Scott Weiland died in Medina, Minnesota. He was 48 years old. (2015)
Scott Richard Kline was born October 27, 1967 in San Jose, California.


December 2


126 years ago, Pianist/Bandleader Fate Marable was born in Paducah, Kentucky. (1890)
He died of pneumonia. January 16, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 58 years old.

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121 years ago, "The Poet of the Organ" Jesse Crawford was born in Woodland, California. (1895)
He died May 27, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. He was 66 years old.

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111 years ago, Recording Engineer/Record Exec Moses Asch was born in Warsaw, Poland. (1905)
He died October 19, 1986 in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old.

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102 years ago, Arranger Eddy Sauter was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1914)
He died April 21, 1981 in West Nyack, N.Y. He was 66 years old.

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100 years ago, Saxophonist Charles Venturo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1916)
Charlie Ventura died January 17, 1992 in Pleasantville, N.J.

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99 years ago, Sylvia Blagman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1917)
Sylvia Syms died May 10, 1992 on stage at the Oak Room in the Algonquin Hotel in N. Y. She was 74 years old.

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98 years ago, Accordionist Milton Delugg was born in Los Angeles, California. (1918)
He died April 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. He was 96 years old.

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85 years ago, Pianist Wynton Kelly was born in Jamaica. (1931)
He died April 12, 1971 following an epileptic fit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was 39 years old.

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84 years ago, Keyboardist Gene Russell was born in Los Angeles, California. (1932)
He died May 3, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. He was 48 years old.

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81 years ago, Pianist Ronald Albert Mathews was born in New York, N.Y. (1935)
Ronnie Matthews died June 28, 2008 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 72 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Tom McGuinness was born in Wimbledon, London, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom!

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75 years ago, Saxophonist Paul Guloien was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to P.J. Perry!

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74 years ago, Singer Ted Bluechel Jr. was born in San Pedro, California. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ted Bluechel!

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73 years ago, Drummer David Munden was born in Dagenham, London, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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73 years ago, Actor/Musician Arch Hall, Jr. was born in Van Nuys, California. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Arch!

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68 years ago, Singer Screamin' Scott Simon of Sha Na Na was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Scott!

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68 years ago, Percussionist "Chano" Pozo was killed in a bar room fight in Harlem, N.Y. He was 33 years old. (1948)
Luciano "Chano" Pozo Gonzalez was born January 7, 1915 in Havana, Cuba.

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67 years ago, Boogie Woogie Pianist Albert C. Ammons died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 42 years old. (1949)
He was born September 23, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois.

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66 years ago, Country Singer John Wesley Ryles was born in Bastrop, Louisiana. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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56 years ago, Drummer Nicholas Dingley was born in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England. (1960)
Razzle died December 8, 1984 in Redondo Beach, California. He was 24 years old.

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56 years ago, Joseph Lee Henry was born in Los Angeles, California. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe Henry!

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56 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Andy Palacio was born in Barranco, Belize. (1960)
He died January 19, 2008 in Barranco, Belize. He was 47 years old.

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56 years ago, Bassist Richard Savage was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick Savage!

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54 years ago, Blues Pianist Mercy Dee Walton died in Stockton, California. He was 47 years old. (1962)
He was born August 3, 1915 in Waco, Texas.

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48 years ago, Bassist Nathan Gregor Mendel was born in Richland, Washington. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nate Mendel!

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47 years ago, Singer Felicitas Claassen was born in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fay Claassen!

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45 years ago, Trumpeter "Kid Punch" died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 77 years old. (1971)
Ernest Miller was born June 10, 1894 in Raceland, Louisiana.

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38 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Nelly Furtado was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nelly!

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38 years ago, Bassist Christopher Tony Wolstenholme was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Wolstenholme!

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35 years ago, Singer/Actress Britney Spears was born in Kentwood, Louisiana. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Britney!

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34 years ago, Singer/Songwriter David Blue died of a heart attack in New York, N.Y. He was 41 years old. (1982)
Stuart David Cohen was born February 18, 1941 in Pawtuckett, Rhode Island.

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33 years ago, "The French Bombshell" Fifi D'Orsay died in Woodland Hills, California. (1983)
Yvonne Lussier was born April 16, 1904 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

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30 years ago, Bassist Tal Wilkenfeld was born in Sydney, Australia. (1986)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tal!

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28 years ago, Bassist Larry Exum was killed in a car crash near Lowell, Indiana while touring with Jimmy Johnson. He was 43 years old. (1988)
He was born during 1945. Keyboardist James Bryant also died in the accident.

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26 years ago, Composer Aaron Copland died in Tarrytown, New York. He was 90 years old. (1990)
He was born November 14, 1900 in New York, N.Y.

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17 years ago, Guitarist Charlie Byrd died in Annapolis, Maryland. He was 74 years old. (1999)
Charles L. Byrd was born September 16, 1925 in Chuckatuck, Virginia.

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14 years ago, Jazz pianist Mal Waldron died of cancer in Belgium. He was 77 years old. (2002)
Malcolm Earl Waldron was born August 16, 1926 in New York, N.Y.

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12 years ago, Musician/Painter/Writer Kevin Coyne died in Nuremberg, Germany. He was 60 years old. (2004)
He was born January 27, 1944 in Derby, England.

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10 years ago, Singer Mariska Veres of Shocking Blue died in The Hague, Netherlands. She was 59 years old. (2006)
She was born October 1, 1948 in Hague, Netherlands.

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8 years ago, Singer Odetta died in New York, N.Y. She was 77 years old. (2008)
Odetta Felious Gordon was born December 31, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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7 years ago, Songwriter Aaron Schroeder died in Englewood, N.J. He was 83 years old. (2009)
He was born September 7, 1926 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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7 years ago, Musician Eric Woolfson died in London, England. He was 67 years old. (2009)
Eric Norman Woolfson was born March 18, 1945 in Charing Cross, Glasgow, Scotland.

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5 years ago, The "Duke Of Uke", Bill Tapia died in Westminster, California. He was 103 years old. (2011)
He was born January 1, 1908 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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5 years ago, Singer Howard Tate died in Burlington, N.J. He was 72 years old. (2011)
He was born August 14, 1939 in Macon, Georgia.

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3 years ago, Reggae Artist Junior Murvin died in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He was 67 years old. (2013)
He was born during 1946 in Port Antonio, Jamaica.

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Bobby Keys and Keith Richards

2 years ago, Saxophonist Bobby Keys died in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old. (2014)
He was born December 18, 1943 in Slaton, Texas.


December 1

Ike Isaacs, Jack Llewellyn and Bert Weedon

97 years ago, Guitarist Ike Isaacs was born in Rangoon, Burma. (1919)
He died January 11, 1996. He was 76 years old.

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95 years ago, Pianist John Bunch was born in Tipton, Indiana. (1921)
He died March 30, 2010 in New York, N.Y. He was 88 years old.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist Theodore G. Brown was born in Rochester, N.Y. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ted Brown!

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88 years ago, Singer Lurlean Hunter was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (1928)
She died March 11, 1983 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was 54 years old.

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86 years ago, "The Man With The Golden Voice" Matt Monro was born in Shoreditch, London, England. (1930)
He died February 7, 1985 in Cromwell Hospital, London, England. He was 54 years ago.

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85 years ago, Singer Jim Nesbitt was born in Bishopville, South Carolina. (1931)
He died November 29, 2007 in South Carolina. He was 75 years old.

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83 years ago, Saxophonist James Lyons was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. (1933)
Jimmy Lyons died of cancer May 19, 1986 in New York, N.Y. He was 52 years old.

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82 years ago, Singer Billy Paul was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1934)
He died April 24, 2016 in Blackwood, New Jersey. He was 81 years old.

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81 years ago, Comedian Allen Stewart Konigsberg was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Woody Allen!

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81 years ago, Singer Louis Allen Rawls was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1935)
Lou Rawls died of lung cancer January 6, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. He was 72 years old.

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78 years ago, Saxophonist Carlos Garnett was born in Red Tank, Panama. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carlos!

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78 years ago, Drummer Sander L Nelson was born in Santa Monica, California. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sandy Nelson!

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Diane, Peggy, Kathy and Janet Lennon

77 years ago, Singer Diane Lennon was born in Los Angeles, California. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Diane!

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76 years ago, Comedian Richard Pryor was born in Peoria, Illinois. (1940)
He died December 10, 2005 in San Fernando, California. He was 65 years old.

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74 years ago, Bassist Casey Van Beek of The Tractors was born in Lieden, Holland. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Casey!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Eric Bloom was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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John Densmore,Robbie Krieger, Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek

72 years ago, Drummer John Densmore of The Doors was born in Los Angeles, California. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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71 years ago, Singer/Actress Bette Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bette!

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70 years ago, Singer/Guitar Player Rocky Hill was born in Dallas, Texas. (1946)
He died April 10, 2009 in Houston, Texas. He was 62 years old.

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70 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Raymond Edward O'Sullivan was born in Waterford, Ireland. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gilbert O'Sullivan!

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69 years ago, Singer Alain Baschung was born in Paris, France. (1947)
He died March 14, 2009 in Paris, France. He was 61 years old.

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65 years ago, Bassist John Francis Pastorius was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania. (1951)
Jaco Pastorius was beaten to death September 21, 1987 by a bouncer outside a Fort Lauderdale, Florida after hours bar. He was 35 years old.

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60 years ago, Singer Julee A. Cruise was born in Creston, Iowa. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Julee Cruise!

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60 years ago, Guitarist Stuart Kimball was born in New York. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stu Kimball!

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60 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter Kim Richey was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kim!

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59 years ago, Singer Mary Vesta Williams was born in Coshocton, Ohio. (1957)
Vesta Williams died September 22, 2011 in El Segunde, California. She was 53 years old.

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58 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Author Stephen Hamper was born in Chatham, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Childish!

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58 years ago, Singer Lisa Melonie Fischer was born in New York, N.Y. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lisa Fischer!

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55 years ago, Guitarist Nico Stufano was born in Rome, Italy. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nico!

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51 years ago, Guitarist Ryan Rosowicz was born in Sacramento, California. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ryan Roxie!

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Ralph and Carter Stanley

50 years ago, Bluegrass Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Carter Glen Stanley died in Bristol, Tennessee. He was 41 years old. (1966)
He was born August 27, 1925 in Stratton, Virginia.

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49 years ago, Saxophonist Dave Ellis was born in Berkeley, California. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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47 years ago, Bluesman Magic Sam died of a heart attack in Chicago, Illinois. He was 32 years old. (1969)
Samuel Maghett was born February 14, 1937 in Grenada, Mississippi.

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45 years ago, Pianist Mika Pohjola was born in Helsinki, Finland. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mika!

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42 years ago, Keyboardist Isaiah Randolph Owens was born in Long Beach, California. (1975)
Ikey Owens died October 14, 2014 in Puebla, Mexico. He was 38 years old.

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39 years ago, Guitarist Bradford Phillip Delson was born in Agoura, California. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brad Delson!

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38 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Mathew William Kearney was born in Eugene, Oregon. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mat Kearney!

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35 years ago, Trumpeter Taft Jordan died in New York, N.Y. He was 66 years old. (1981)
He was born February 15, 1915 in Florence, South Carolina.

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30 years ago, Rhythm and Blues Singer Lee Dorsey died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 61 years old. (1986)
.He was born December 24, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhart

19 years ago, Violinist Stephane Grappelli died in Paris, France. He was 89 years old. (1997)
He was born January 26, 1908 in Paris, France.

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17 years ago, Musician Don "Sugarcane" Harris died in Los Angeles, California. He was 61 years old. (1999)
Don Harris was born June 18, 1938 in Pasadena, California.

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3 years ago, Drummer Richard Coughlan died in Herne Bay, Kent, England. He was 66 years old. (2013)
He was born September 2, 1947 in Herne Bay, Kent, England.


November 30


153 years ago, King Kamehameha IV died in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 29 years old. (1863)
Alexander Liholiho was born February 9, 1834 on Oahu, Hawaii.

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107 years ago, Bluesman Robert Lee McCollum was born in Helena, Arkansas. (1909)
Robert Nighthawk died of congestive heart failure November 5, 1967 in Helena, Arkansas. He was 57 years old.

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105 years ago, Singer Jorge Alberto Negrete Moreno was born in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. (1911)
Jorge Negrete died December 5, 1953 in Los Angeles, California. He was 42 years old.

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104 years ago, Composer/Photographer/Filmmaker Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks was born in Fort Scott, Kansas. (1912)
Gordon Parks died March 7, 2006 in New York, N.Y. He was 93 years old.

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Brownie McGhee, Red Allen and Sonny Terry

101 years ago, Bluesman Walter Brown McGhee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. (1915)
Brownie McGhee died February 23, 1996 in Oakland, California. He was 80 years old.

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92 years ago, Musical Humorist Allan Copelon was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1924)
Allan Sherman died November 21, 1973 in Hollywood, California. He was 50 years old.

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87 years ago, "America's Oldest Living Teenager" Richard Wagstaff Clark was born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. (1929)
Dick Clark died April 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. He was 82 years old.

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85 years ago, Trumpeter Jack Sheldon was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jack!

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Teddy and Doyle Wilburn

85 years ago, Country Musician Thurman Theodore Wilburn was born in Hardy, Arkansas. (1931)
Teddy Wilburn died November 24, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 52 years old.

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80 years ago, Political Activist Abbott Howard Hoffman was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. (1936)
Abbie Hoffman died April 12, 1989 in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He was 52 years old.

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79 years ago, Rockabilly Bassist/Singer Jimmy Bowen was born in Santa Rita, New Mexico. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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79 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Yodeler Frank Ifield was born in Coventry, England. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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79 years ago, Soul Singer Luther Thomas Ingram was born in Jackson, Tennessee. (1937)
Luther Ingram died March 19, 2007 in Belleville, Illinois. He was 69 years old.

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79 years ago, Singer Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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76 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Josh White, Jr. was born in New York City, N.Y. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Josh White, Jr.!

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73 years ago, Singer James Jay Barnes was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to J.J. Barnes!

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Rick Alexander and Rob Grill

73 years ago, Grass Roots Singer Rob Grill was born in Los Angeles, California. (1943)
He died July 11, 2011 in Tavares, Florida. He was 67 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer Oscar Harris was born in Albina, Suriname. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Oscar!

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71 years ago, Bassist Johnny Mbizo Dyani was born in East London, South Africa. (1945)
Johnny Dyani died July 11, 1986 in Berlin, Germany. He was 40 years old.

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71 years ago, Bassist Roger Glover was born in Brecon, South Wales. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roger!

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71 years ago, Trombonist Jerry Tilitz was born in New York, N.Y. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry!

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68 years ago, Saxophonist Stan Sulzmann was born in London, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stan!

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67 years ago, Rock Singer Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak was born in Toledo, Ohio. (1949)
Ruby Starr died of cancer January 14, 1995 in Toledo, Ohio. She was 45 years old.

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65 years ago, Bassist Lafayette Gilbert was born in Lena, Mississippi. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Shorty" Gilbert!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Johnny Otis, Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shuggie Otis!

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62 years ago, Bluegrass Performer Jeannie Kuykendall was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeannie Kendall!

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Ruth, Anita, Bonnie and June Pointer

62 years ago, Singer June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters was born in East Oakland, California. (1954)
She died of cancer April 12, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. She was 52 years old.

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61 years ago, '80's Pop Star William Michael Albert Broad was born in Middlesex, England. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Idol!

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60 years ago, Guitarist Smokin' Joe Kubek was born in Grove City, Pennsylvania. (1956)
He died October 11, 2015 in Kure Beach, North Carolina. He was 59 years old.

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Clockwise from top right: Tim Butler, Richard Butler, John Ashton and Vince Ely

59 years ago, Guitarist John Ashton was born in London, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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59 years ago, Keyboardist Richard Barbieri was born in London, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard!

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59 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Andrew Calhoun was born in New Haven, Connecticut. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Andrew!

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58 years ago, Bassist Shifty Henry died in Los Angeles, California. He was 37 years old. (1958)
John Willie Henry was born October 4, 1921 in Edna, Texas.

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57 years ago, Guitarist Mike Morgan was born in Dallas, Texas. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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54 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Kelly Richey was born in Lexington, Kentucky. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kelly!

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52 years ago, Jazz Musician Don Redman died in New York, N.Y. He was 64 years old. (1964)
He was born July 29, 1900 in Piedmont, West Virginia.

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41 years ago, Country Singer Malinda Gayle McCready was born in Ft. Meyers, Florida. (1975)
Mindy McCready died February 17, 2013 in Heber Springs, Arkansas. She was 37 years old.

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37 years ago, Actor/Comedian Zeppo Marx of the Marx Brothers died in Palm Springs, California. He was 78 years old. (1979)
Herbert Marx was born February 25, 1901 in New York, N.Y.

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Charlie Rouse and Thelonious Monk

28 years ago, Saxophonist Charlie Rouse died in Seattle, Washington. He was 64 years old. (1988)
Charles Rouse was born April 6, 1924 in Washington, D.C.

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23 years ago, Country Singer David Houston died in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was 54 years old. (1993)
He was born December 9, 1938 in Bossier City, Louisiana.

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22 years ago, Drummer Connie Kay died in New York, N.Y. (1994)
He was born April 27, 1927 in Tuckahoe, New York.

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20 years ago, Tiny Tim died in Minneapolis Minnesota. He was 63 years old. (1996)
Herbert Butros Khaury was born April 12, 1933 in New York, N.Y.

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16 years ago, Clarintetist Skeets Tolbert died in Houston, Texas. He was 91 years old. (2000)
Campbell Arelus Tolbert was born February 14, 1909 in Calhoun Falls, S.C.

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14 years ago, "Memphis Piano Institution" Mose Vinson died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 85 years old. (2002)
He was born August 7, 1917 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

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9 years ago, Bassist Ralph Ezell died in Pickstown, South Dakota. He was 54 years old. (2007)
He was born June 26, 1953 in Union, Mississippi.

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5 years ago, Singer J. Blackfoot died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 65 years old. (2011)
John Colbert was born November 20, 1946 in Greeenville, Mississippi.

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3 years ago, Musician/Songwriter Tabu Ley Rochereau died in Brussels, Belgium. He was 73 years old. (2013)
Pascal Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabou was born November 13, 1940 in Banningville, The Congo.


November 29


122 years ago, Singer Lucille Nelson was born in Macon, Georgia. (1894)
Lucille Hegamin died March 1, 1970 in New York, N.Y. She was 75 years old.

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121 years ago, Choreographer William Berkeley Enos was born in Los Angeles, California. (1895)
Busby Berkeley died March 14, 1976 in Palm Springs, California. He was 80 years old.

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106 years ago, Music Publisher Louis Levy, Jr. was born in New York, N.Y. (1910)
Lou Levy died October 31, 1995 in New York, N.Y. He was 84 years old.

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104 years ago, Drummer Viola Schmitz was born in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin. (1912)
Hauoli la Hanau to Viola Smith!

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102 years ago, Bassist Coleridge George Emerson Goode was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1914)
Coleridge Goode died October 2, 2015 in England. He was 100 years old.

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102 years ago, Saxophonist Hal McIntyre was born in Cromwell, Connecticut. (1914)
He died May 5, 1959 in a house fire (caused by a smoldering cigarette butt) at his home in Los Angeles, California. He was 48 years old.

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101 years ago, Composer William Thomas Strayhorn was born in Dayton, Ohio (1915)
Billy Strayhorn died of cancer May 31, 1967 in New York, N.Y.

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99 years ago, Country Star Merle Travis was born in Rosewood, Kentucky. (1917)
He died October 20, 1983 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was 65 years old.

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97 years ago, Dancer Pearl Eileen Primus was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. (1919)
Pearl Primus died October 29, 1994 in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 74 years old.

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88 years ago, Trombonist Otto Bredl was born in Munich, Germany. (1928)
He died during July 1985 in Cologne, Germany. He was 56 years old.

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84 years ago, Guitarist Edward Isaac Bickert was born in Hochfeld, Manitoba, Canada. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ed Bickert!

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84 years ago, Singer John Gary was born in Watertown, New York. (1932)
He died January 4, 1998 in Dallas, Texas. He was 65 years old.

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83 years ago, British Blues Patriarch John Mayall was born in Macclesfield; Cheshire, England. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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82 years ago, Saxophonist Anthony George Coe was born in Canterbury, England. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony Coe!

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80 years ago, Pianist Nathaniel Perrilliat was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1936)
He died January 26, 1971 in Sacramento, California. He was 68 years old.

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Clockwise from far right, Peter Bergman, Phil Austin, Phil Proctor and Dave Ossman of the Firesign Theater in 1970

77 years ago, Peter Bergman was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1939)
He died March 9, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. He was 72 years old.

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77 years ago, Singer Barbara Anne Martin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1939)
Bobbi Martin died May 2, 2000 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was 60 years old.

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77 years ago, Trombonist Domenico "Meco" Monardo was born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Meco!

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76 years ago, "Papa" Dennis Gerrard Stephen Doherty was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (1940)
Denny Doherty died January 19, 2007 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He was 66 years old.

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76 years ago, Pop Jazz Flugelhornist Chuck Mangione was born in Rochester, N.Y. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chuck!

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76 years ago, Drummer William W. Hart was born in Washington, D.C. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Hart!

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75 years ago, "Queen of the House" Myrna Joy Miller was born in Phoenix, Arizona. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jody Miller!

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72 years ago, Rascal, Felix Cavaliere was born in Pelham, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Felix!

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Keith West, John "Junior" Wood, Steve Howe and John "Twink" Alder

72 years ago, Drummer John Charles Edward Alder was born in Colchester, Essex, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Twink!

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71 years ago, Trumpeter Randy Brecker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Randy!

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70 years ago, Silvio Rodríguez Domínguez was born in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Silvio Rodríguez!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Ronnie Montrose was born in Denver, Colorado. (1947)
He died March 3, 2012 in Millbrae, California. He was 64 years old.

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65 years ago, Guitarist Barry Goudreau was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry!

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65 years ago, Funkster Roger Troutman was born in Hamilton, Ohio. (1951)
He was shot dead by his brother April 25, 1999 in Dayton, Ohio. He was 47 years old.

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63 years ago, Folk Musician Heidi Muller was born in New Jersey. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Heidi!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Mitch Seidman was born in Albany, N.Y. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mitch!

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Right to Left: Eddie Venson, Dink Johnson, Freddie Keppard, Jimmie Palao, George Baquet, Bill Johnson and W.M. Williams

62 years ago, Musician Dink Johnson died in Portland, Oregon. He was 62 years old. (1954)
Oliver Johnson was born October 28, 1892 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Adam Nussbaum, John Abercrombie and Dan Wall

61 years ago, Drummer Adam Nussbaum was born in New York, N.Y. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Adam!

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57 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Sally Timms was born in Leeds, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sally!

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55 years ago, Guitarist Robert "Duke" Levine was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Duke!

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55 years ago, Bassist Masayoshi Yamashita was born in Osaka, Japan. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Masayoshi!

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54 years ago, Guitarist Ronny Jordan was born in London, England. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ronny!

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54 years ago, Guitarist Anders Allhage was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Andy LaRocque!

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

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46 years ago, Frank Delgado was born in Los Angeles, California. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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37 years ago, Rockabilly Star Ray Smith died. He was 45 years old. (1979)
He was born October 30, 1934 in Melber, Kentucky.

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Tom Darby and Jimmie Tarlton

37 years ago, Steel Guitarist Jimmie Tarlton died in Phenix City, Arkansas. He was 85 years old. (1979)
He was born May 8, 1892 in Cheraw, South Carolina.

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Ringo, Henry and Jojo Garza

35 years ago, Drummer Ringo Garza of Los Lonely Boys was born in Snyder, Texas. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ringo!

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32 years ago, The "Philippines' Queen of Bossa Nova" Sitti Katrina Baiddin Navarro was born in Manila, Philippines. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sitti Navarro!

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27 years ago, Singer Ann Burton died in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She was 56 years old. (1989)
Johanna Rafalowicz was born March 4, 1933 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Paul and Barry Ryan

24 years ago, Singer Paul Ryan died. He was 42 years old. (1992)
He was born October 24, 1950 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.

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18 years ago, Guitarist George Van Eps died of pneumonia in Newport Beach, California. He was 85 years old. (1998)
George Abel Van Eps was born August 7, 1913 in Plainfield, New Jersey.

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17 years ago, Curtis Knight died in The Netherlands. He was 70 years old. (1999)
Mont Curtis McNear was born May 9, 1929 in Fort Scott, Kansas.

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15 years ago, Beatles Guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old. (2001)
George was born February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England.

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Photo: Tom Tworek

12 years ago, Bluegrass Bandleader Bob Paisley died of cancer in Landenberg, Maryland. He was 73 years old. (2004)
He was born March 14, 1931 in Ashe County, North Carolina.

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9 years ago, Singer Jim Nesbitt died in South Carolina. He was 75 years old. (2007)
He was born December 1, 1931 in Bishopville, South Carolina.

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5 years ago, Drummer Billy McDuffee died in Madison, Wisconsin. He was 61 years old. (2011)
William McDuffee was born July 27, 1950 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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4 years ago, Frank Barsalona died in New York, N.Y. He was 74 years old. (2012)
Frank Samuel Barsalona was born March 31, 1938 on Staten Island, N.Y.

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3 years ago, Drummer Dick Dodd died in Foutain Valley, California. He was 68 years old. (2013)
Joseph Richard Dodd Jr. was born October 27, 1945 in Hermosa Beach, California.


November 28


119 years ago, John Celestino Almeida, Jr. was born in Pauoa Valley, Oahu, Hawaii. (1897)
"The Dean of Hawaiian Music" John Kameaaloha Almeida died October 9, 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 87 years old.

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109 years ago, Dixieland Drummer George Wettling was born in Topeka, Kansas. (1907)
He died June 6, 1968 in New York, N.Y. He was 60 years old.

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93 years ago, Percussionist George Coleman was born in Haines City, Florida. (1923)
Bongo Joe died December 19, 1999 in San Antonio, Texas. He was 76 years old.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist Gigi Gryce aka Basheer Qusim was born in Pensacola, Florida. (1927)
He died March 17, 1983 in Pensacola, Florida. He was 55 years old.

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Clarence Fountain, Jimmy Carter and George Scott

87 years ago, Singer Clarence Fountain was born in Tyler, Alabama. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clarence!

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87 years ago, Motown Founder Berry Gordy, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Berry!

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84 years ago, Saxophonist Leandro J. Barbieri was born in Rosario, Argentina. (1932)
Gato Barbieri died April 2, 2016 in New York, N.Y. He was 83 years old.

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84 years ago, Saxophonist Jerry Coker was born in South Bend, Indiana. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry!

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84 years ago, Singer Ethel Ennis was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ethel!

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80 years ago, Drummer Roy McCurdy was born in Rochester, N.Y. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roy!

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Gretchen Christopher, Gary Troxel and Barbara Ellis

78 years ago, Singer Gary Troxel was born in Centralia, Washington. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary!

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76 years ago, Singer Clem Curtis was born in Trinidad, West Indies. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clem!

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76 years ago, Singer Bruce McMeans was born in Jacksonville, Texas. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruce Channel!

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75 years ago, Bassist Adelhard Roidinger was born in Windischgarsten, Austria. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Adelhard!

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75 years ago, Saxophonist Jesper Thilo was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jesper!

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73 years ago, Singer Ronald Bertram Aloysius Greaves was born in Georgetown, British Guyana. (1943)
R.B. Greaves died October 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. He was 68 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Randy Newman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Randy!

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73 years ago, Pianist Richard Enos Thompson was born in Marine, Maine. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Butch Thompson!

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70 years ago, Bluesman Willie McFalls was born in Memphis, Texas. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Blues Boy Willie!

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Beeb Birtles & Graeham Goble

68 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Gerard Bertelkamp was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Beeb Birtles!

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67 years ago, Keyboardist Hugh McKenna was born in Scotland. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hugh!

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67 years ago, Keyboardist Paul Shaffer was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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65 years ago, Bassist Dennis Wayne Irwin was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1951)
Dennis Irwin died March 10, 2008 in Manhattan, Kansas. He was 58 years old.

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60 years ago, Singer Kristine Arnold of The Sweethearts of the Rodeo was born in Torrance, California. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kristine!

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Roswell Rudd and Charlie Kohlhase

60 years ago, Saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlie!

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54 years ago, Drummer Matthew David Cameron was born in San Diego, California. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt Cameron!

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51 years ago, Folk Musician Riley Baugus was born in North Carolina. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Riley!

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45 years ago, Bluesman Papa George Lightfoot died in Natchez, Mississippi. (1971)
Alexander Lightfoot was born March 2, 1924 in Natchez, Mississippi.

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43 years ago, Guitarist Jade Errol Puget was born in Santa Rosa, California. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jade Puget!

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42 years ago, Rapper Allan Pineda Lindo, Jr. was born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to apl.de.ap!

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37 years ago, Rapper Hakeem Seriki was born in Washington, D.C. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chamillionaire!

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36 years ago, Singer Lisa Schaphaus was born in Bielefeld, Germany. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lisa Middelhauve!

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32 years ago, Singer Tremaine Aldon Neverson was born in Petersburg, Virginia. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Trey Songz!

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24 years ago, Guitarist Wayne Bennett died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 57 years old. (1992)
He was born December 13, 1933 in Sulpher, Oklahoma.

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23 years ago, Drummer Jerry Edmonton died in a Santa Barbara, California car crash. He was 47 years old. (1993)
Jerry McCrohan was born October 24, 1946 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Al Levitt, Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh

14 years ago, Drummer Al Levitt died in Paris, France. He was 62 years old. (1994)
He was born November 11, 1932 in New Yor, N.Y.

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14 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Dave Snaker Ray died of lung cancer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 59 years old. (2002)
He was born August 17, 1943 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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8 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Corey Osborn died in a East Shelby County, Tennessee car crash. He was 23 years old. (2008)
He was born during 1985 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Richie Valens and Bob Keane

7 years ago, Bob Keane died in Hollywood, California. He was 87 years old. (2009)
Robert Kuhn was born January 5, 1922 in Manhattan Beach, California.

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Joe Bihari, B.B. King and DJ Hunter Hancock

3 years ago, Modern Records Founder Joe Bihari died in Los Angeles, California. He was 88 years old. (2013)
Joseph Bihari was born May 30, 1925 in Memephis, Tennessee.

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Generation Blues Experience: Jamie Powell, Ray Goren and Sammy Lee

2 years ago, Bluesman Jamie "Bluesboy" Powell died in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old. (2014)
Jamie Powell was born May 15,1934 in Cleveland, Ohio.




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