September 23


147 years ago, Author/Folklorist John Avery Lomax was born in Goodman, Mississippi. (1867)
John A. Lomax, Sr. died January 26, 1948 in Greenville, Mississippi. He was 81 years old.

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131 years ago, Trumpeter Wooden Joe Nicholas was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1883)
He died November 17, 1957 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 74 years old.

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109 years ago, Bandleader Myron Bradshaw was born in Youngstown, Ohio. (1905)
Tiny Bradshaw died of a stroke November 26, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 53 years old.

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107 years ago, Boogie Woogie Pianist Albert C. Ammons was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1907)
Albert Ammons died December 2, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 42 years old.

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94 years ago, Joseph Yule, Jr. was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1920)
Mickey Rooney died April 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California. He was 93 years old.

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93 years ago, Bluesman Lester Hill was born in Raines, Tennessee. (1921)
Joe Hill Louis died of tetanus August 5, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 35 years old.

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88 years ago, Saxophonist John William Coltrane was born in Hamlet, N.C. (1926)
"Trane" died of liver cancer July 17, 1967 in New York, N.Y. He was 40 years old.

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87 years ago, Bluesman Joseph Young was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. (1927)
Mighty Joe Young died March 24, 1999 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 71 years old.

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86 years ago, Saxophonist Frank Benjamin Foster III was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1928)
Frank Foster died July 26, 2011 in Chesapeake, Virginia. He was 83 years old.

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85 years ago, Drummer/Singer Dottie Dodgion was born in Brea, California. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dottie!

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84 years ago, "The Genius" Ray Charles Robinson was born in Albany, Georgia. (1930)
Ray Charles died June 10, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. He was 73 years old.

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84 years ago, Singer Irene Reid was born in Savannah, Georgia. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Irene!

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82 years ago, Folk Musician Travis Edmonson was born in Long Beach, California. (1932)
He died May 9, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona. He was 76 years old.

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80 years ago, Bluesman Joseph Valery, Jr. was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. (1934)
Little Joe Blue died April 22, 1990 in Reno, Nevada. He was 65 years old.

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79 years ago, Keyboardist Les McCann was born in Lexington, Kentucky. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Les!

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79 years ago, Bluesman Fenton Robinson was born in Minter City, Mississippi. (1935)
He died November 25, 1997 of complications from brain cancer. He was 62 years old.

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76 years ago, Saxophonist Gerd Dudek was born in Gross Dobern, Germany. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gerd!

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76 years ago, Saxophonist John Warren was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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75 years ago, Guitarist Roy Buchanan was born in Ozark, Alabama. (1939)
He hung himself August 14, 1988 in a Fairfax, Virginia jail cell. He was 48 years old.

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75 years ago, Guitarist Jerald Edward Kolbrak was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (1939)
Jerry Cole died May 8, 2008 in Corona, California. He was 68 years old.

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74 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Timothy Alan Patrick Rose was born in Washington, D.C. (1940)
Tim Rose died September 24, 2002 in London, England. He was 62 years old.

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73 years ago, Saxophonist Earl Turbinton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1941)
He died August 3, 2007 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 65 years old.

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73 years ago, Vocalist Norma Winstone was born in London, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Norma!

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Jeremy Steig and Johnny Winter

72 years ago, Flautist Jeremy Steig was born in New York, N.Y. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeremy!

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71 years ago, Singer Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva was born in Madrid, Spain. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Julio Iglesias !

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Zal Yanovsky and Steve Boone

71 years ago, Bassist Steve Boone of The Lovin' Spoonful was born in North Carolina. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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71 years ago, Singers Walter and Wallace Scott were born in Los Angeles, California. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Walter and Wallace!

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69 years ago, Drummer Ron Bushy was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron!

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68 years ago, Bluesman Anthony Bennett was born in Welshpool, Powys, Mid Wales. (1946)
Duster Bennett died March 26, 1976 in a Warwickshire, England car crash. He was 29 years old.

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67 years ago, Guitarist Christian Escoude was born in Angouleme, France. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Christian!

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Don Grolnick and Michael Brecker

67 years ago, Keyboardist Don Grolnick was born in New York, N.Y. (1947)
He died of complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma June 1, 1996 in New York, N.Y. He was 48 years old.

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67 years ago, Singer/Actress Mary Kay Place was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mary Kay!

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65 years ago, Bruce Springsteen was born in Freehold, New Jersey. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to The Boss!

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64 years ago, Saxophonist George Garzone was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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59 years ago, Drummer Leon Taylor was born in Johnston City, Tennessee. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leon!

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47 years ago, Saxophonist Boots Mussulli died in Norfolk, Massachussetts. (1967)
Henry W. Mussulli was born November 18, 1917 in Milford, Massachussetts.

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44 years ago, "Righteous Babe" Ani DiFranco was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ani!

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42 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Sarah Bettens was born in Kapellen, Belgium. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sarah!

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42 years ago, Bluesman Calvin Frazier died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 57 years old. (1972)
He was born February 16, 1915 in Osceola, Arkansas.

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34 years ago, Bluesman Houston Stackhouse died in Houston, Texas. He was 69 years old. (1980)
He was born September 28, 1910 in Wesson, Mississippi.

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27 years ago, Singer O.B. McClinton died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 47 years old. (1987)
Obie Burnett McClinton was born April 25, 1940 in Senatobia, Mississippi.

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19 years ago, Pianist Booker T. Laury died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 81 years old. (1995)
He was born September 2, 1914 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Roy Drusky with the Jordanaires

10 years ago, "The Perry Como of Country Music," Roy Drusky died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 74 years old. (2004)
Roy Frank Drusky was born June 22, 1930 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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8 years ago, Bassist Aladar Pege died in Budapest, Hungary. He was 67 years old. (2006)
He was born October 8, 1939 in Budapest, Hungary.

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8 years ago, Blueswoman Etta Baker died in Fairfax, Virginia. She was 93 years old. (2006)
She was born March 31, 1913 in Caldwell County, N.C.

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7 years ago, Blues Harp Player Gary Primich died of respiratory failure in Austin, Texas. He was 49 years old. (2007)
He was born April 20, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois.


September 22


144 years ago, Trombonist Arthur William Pryor was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. (1870)
Arthur Pryor died June 18, 1942 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He was 71 years old.

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118 years ago, Bluesman Dan Sane was born in Hernando, Mississippi. (1896)
He died February 18, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 59 years old.

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84 years ago, Pop Songstress Giovanna Carmella Babbo was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joni James!

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83 years ago, Accordionist Willis Prudhomme was born in Kinder, Louisiana. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Willis!

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81 years ago,Paul Carlton Bryant was born in Asbury Park, New Jersey. (1933)
Paul Bryant died December 4, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. He was 76 years old.

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77 years ago, Singer Larry Nolan of Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. (1937)
"Big Twist" died March 14, 1990 in Broadview, Illinois. He was 52 years old.

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73 years ago, Bluesman John Cole was born in Union Springs, Alabama. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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72 years ago, Singer Michael Thomas McCarthy was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. (1942)
Mike Patto died March 4, 1979. He was 36 years old.

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72 years ago, Singer Marlena Shaw was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marlena!

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68 years ago, Musician Sunday Adeniyi was born in Oshobgo, Nigeria. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to King Sunny Adé!

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63 years ago, Rock Singer David Coverdale was born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Bobby Radcliff was born in Washington, D.C. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby!

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62 years ago, Saxophonist Tony DaGradi was born in New York, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony!

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60 years ago, Singer/Actress Shari Belafonte was born in Hackensack, N.J. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shari!

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59 years ago, Bluesman Brian Calway was born in Bristol, Connecticut (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hash Brown!

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58 years ago, Singer Deborah Anne Boone was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Debby Boone!

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58 years ago, Country Singer Karen June Forester of the Forester Sisters was born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to June!

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58 years ago, Clarinetist David Krakauer was born in New York, N.Y. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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58 years ago, Bassist Doug Wimbish was born in Hartford, Connecticut. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug!

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57 years ago, Nicholas Edward Cave was born in Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nick Cave!

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57 years ago, Jonette L. Napolitano was born in Hollywood, California. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnette Napolitano!

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54 years ago, Rocker Joan Larkin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joan Jett!

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50 years ago, Saxophonist Ken Vandermark was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ken!

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49 years ago, Guitarist Patrick Greene was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Patrick!

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34 years ago, Guitarist Jimmy Bryant died of cancer in Georgia. He was 55 years old. (1980)
He was born March 5, 1925 in Moultrie, Georgia.

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31 years ago, Comedian "Brother Dave" Gardner died of a heart attack in South Carolina. He was 57 years old. (1983)
Dave Gardner was born June 11, 1926 in Jackson, Tennessee.

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Dan Rowan and Dick Martin

27 years ago, Comedian Dan Rowan died in Manasota Key, Florida. He was 65 years old. (1987)
Daniel Hale Rowan was born July 22, 1922 in Beggs, Oklahoma.

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25 years ago, Composer Irving Berlin died in New York, N.Y. He was 101 years old! (1989)
Israel Baline was born May 11, 1888 in Tumen, Russia.

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20 years ago, Trumpeter Teddy Buckner died in Los Angeles, California. He was 85 years old. (1994)
He was born July 16, 1909 in Sherman, Texas.

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20 years ago, Jazz Critic Leonard Feather died in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 80 years old. (1994)
Leonard Geoffrey Feather was born September 13, 1914 in London, England.

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18 years ago, Singer/Actress Dorothy Lamour died in Los Angeles, California. She was 81 years old. (1996)
Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton was born December 10, 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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15 years ago, Guitarist Tallan Noble Latz was born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. (1999)
Hauoli la Hanau to "The T-Man"!

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15 years ago, Guitarist Sal Salvador died of cancer in Stamford, Connecticut. He was 73 years old. (1999)
Silvio Smiraglia was born November 21, 1925 in Monson, Massachussetts.

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14 years ago, Trumpeter Willie Cook died in Stockholm, Sweden. He was 76 years old. (2000)
He was born November 11, 1923 in Tangipahoa, Louisiana.

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5 years ago, Drummer Sam Carr died in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was 83 years old. (2009)
Samuel Lee McCollum was born April 17, 1926 in Friars Point, Mississippi.

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5 years ago, Saxophonist Donald "Dickie" Childs died. He was 66 years old. (2009)
He was born June 5, 1943 in Bryan, Texas.

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4 years ago, Singer Eddie Fisher died in Berkeley, California. He was 82 years old. (2010)
Edwin Jack Fisher was born August 10, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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3 years ago, Singer Vesta Williams died in El Segunde, California. She was 53 years old. (2011)
Mary Vesta Williams was born December 1, 1957 in Coshocton, Ohio.


September 21


106 years ago, Clarinetist Bill Reinhardt was born in Chicago, Illnois. (1908)
He died January 23, 2001 in San Diego, California. He was 92 years old.

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104 years ago, Bandleader Del Courtney was born in Oakland, California. (1910)
He died February 11, 2006 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 95 years old.

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102 years ago,Songwriter/Guitarist Theron Eugene Daffan was born in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana. (1912)
Ted Daffan died October 6, 1996 in Houston, Texas. He was 84 years old.

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100 years ago, Bassist Leroy Elliot Stewart was born in Englewood, New Jersey. (1914)
Slam Stewart died December 10, 1987 in Binghamton, New York. He was 73 years old.

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Tommy Potter and Charlie Parker

96 years ago, Bassist Charles Thomas Potter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1918)
Tommy Potter died March 5, 1988. He was 69 years old.

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93 years ago, Drummer Forestorn Hamilton was born in Los Angeles, California. (1921)
Chico Hamilton died November 25, 2013 in New York, N.Y. He was 92 years old.

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87 years ago, Singer Ward Lamar Swingle was born in Mobile, Alabama. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ward Swingle!

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82 years ago, Keyboardist Donald Ward Preston was born in Flint, Michigan. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Preston!

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80 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leonard!

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78 years ago, Country songwriter Dickey Lipscomb was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dickey Lee!

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77 years ago, Drummer James Marcellus Arthur Murray was born in Idabel, Oklahoma. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sunny Murray!

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76 years ago, Pianist/Composer Yuji Takahashi was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Yuji!

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74 years ago, Guitarist Jerry Donald Hahn was born in Alma, Nebraska. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry Hahn!

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71 years ago, Singer Trixie Smith died in New York, N.Y. She was 48 years old. (1943)
She was born September 14, 1895 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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70 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Ginger Boatwright was born in Columbus, Mississippi. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ginger!

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70 years ago, French Horn Player John Clark was born in New York, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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Gary Gilmour, Taj Mahal, Jesse Edwin Davis and Chuck Blackwell

70 years ago, Guitarist Jesse Edwin Davis was born in Oklahoma. (1944)
He died of a suspected drug overdose June 22, 1988 in Venice, California. He was 43 years old.

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70 years ago, Vocalist/Guitarist Bob Tench was born in the West Indies. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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67 years ago, Guitarist Donald William Felder was born in Gainesville, Florida. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Felder!

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66 years ago, Bluesman Eddie Lusk was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1948)
"The Professor" died August 26, 1992 in Chicago, Illinois.

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65 years ago, Pianist Henry Butler was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Henry!

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60 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Jerome Kaleolani Koko of The Makaha Sons was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerome!

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58 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Ad Vanderveen was born in Hilversum, Netherlands. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ad!

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55 years ago, Singer Corinne Drewery was born in Nottingham, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Corinne!

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55 years ago, Drummer Phil Taylor was born in Nottingham, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Philthy Animal!

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50 years ago, Legendary Memphis Musician Bo Carter died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 71 years old. (1964)
Armenter Chatmon was born March 21, 1893 in Bolton, Mississippi.

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48 years ago, Singer Ronna Renee Reeves was born in Big Springs, Texas. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ronna Reeves!

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47 years ago, Singer Audrey Faith Perry McGraw was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Faith Hill!

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40 years ago, Actor/Singer Walter Brennan died in Oxnard, California. He was 80 years old. (1974)
He was born July 25, 1894 in Swampscott, Massachussetts.

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40 years ago, Bluesman Jewell Babe Stovall died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 66 years old. (1974)
He was born October 14, 1907 in Tylertown, Mississippi.

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27 years ago, Bassist Jaco Pastorius was beaten to death outside a Fort Lauderdale, Florida afterhours bar. He was 35 years old. (1987)
John Francis Pastorius was born December 1, 1951 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

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25 years ago, Saxophonist Bill Barron died in Middletown, Connecticut. He was 62 years old. (1989)
He was born March 27, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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16 years ago, Oz Bach of Spanky and Our Gang died of cancer in Brevard, North Carolina. He was 59 years old. (1998)
Paul Michael Bach was born June 24, 1939 in Coral Gables, Florida.

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

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© Chris Walter

8 years ago, Bassist Boz Burrell died of a heart attack at his home in Spain. He was 60 years old. (2006)
Raymond Burrell was born August 1, 1946 in Lincolnshire, England.

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6 years ago, Singer Connie Haines died in Clearwater, Florida. She was 87 years old. (2008)
She was born January 20, 1921 in Savannah, Georgia.

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2 years ago, Band Leader José Curbelo died in Adventura, Florida. He was 95 years old. (2012)
He was born February 18, 1917 in Havana, Cuba.


September 20

John Collins with the Lester Young Orchestra

101 years ago, Guitarist John Elbert Collins was born in Montgomery, Alabama. (1913)
John Collins died October 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. He was 88 years old.

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94 years ago, Bluesman Jessie White was born in Tarry, Mississippi. (1920)
Hauoli la Hanau to Uncle Jessie White!

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93 years ago, Guitarist William "Buddy" DeArango was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1921)
Bill DeArango died December 26, 2005 in East Cleveland, Ohio. He was 85 years old.

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92 years ago, Keyboardist Edwin Swanston was born in New York, N.Y. (1922)
Edwin "Schubert" Swanston died June 13, 2003 in New York, N.Y. He was 79 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1924)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gogi Grant!

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90 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Jackie Paris was born in Nutley, N.J. (1924)
He died June 17, 2004 in New York, N.Y. He was 79 years old.

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Carl Gardner, Leon Hughes, Bobby Nunn and Billy Guy

89 years ago, Singer Ulysses B. Nunn was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1925)
Bobby Nunn died November 5, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. He was 61 years old.

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87 years ago, Saxophonist Johnny Dankworth was born in London, England. (1927)
Sir John Dankworth died February 6, 2010 in London, England. He was 82 years old.

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87 years ago, Bassist Keith Mitchell was born in New York, N.Y. (1927)
Red Mitchell died November 8, 1992 in Salem, Oregon. He was 65 years old.

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86 years ago, Saxophonist Elvira Redd was born in Los Angeles, California. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vi Redd!

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85 years ago, Baritone Saxophonist Joe Temperley was born in Fife, Scotland. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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84 years ago, Singer Edwin J. Bocage was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1930)
Eddie Bo died March 18, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 78 years old.

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Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins and Steve McCall

81 years ago, Drummer Steve McCall was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1933)
He died of a stroke May 24, 1989. He was 53 years old.

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80 years ago, Actress Sofia Villani Scicolone was born in Rome, Italy. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sophia Loren!

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77 years ago, Singer Monica Nilsson was born in Hagfors, Sweden. (1937)
Monica Zetterlund died May 12, 2005 in a fire in her Stockholm, Sweden apartment. She was 67 years old.

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76 years ago, Guitarist Eric Gale was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1938)
He died May 25, 1994 in Baja, California. He was 55 years old.

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73 years ago, FlautistSaxophonist Richard Corpolongo was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard!

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73 years ago, Trumpeter Jim Cullum Jr. was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim!

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69 years ago, Singer "Sweet Pea" Atkinson was born in Oberlin, Ohio. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sweet Pea!

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Ronald Shannon Jackson, Billy Bang, Byard Lancaster, Charles Brackeen, Vernon Reid, Erasto Vasconcelos, Melvin Gibbs and Bern Nix

67 years ago, Violinist William Vincent Walker was born in Mobile, Alabama. (1947)
Billy Bang died April 11, 2011 in Harlem, N.Y. He was 63 years old.

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66 years ago, Bassist Charles Salvatore Panozzo was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chuck Panozzo!

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Photo By: Lori Stoll

60 years ago, Guitarist Peter White was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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60 years ago, Dolceola Player Washington Phillips died in Simsboro, Texas. He was 47 years old. (1954)
George Washington Phillips was born January 11, 1889 in Simsboro, Texas.

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58 years ago, Saxophonist Steve Coleman was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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58 years ago, Saxophonist John Harle was born in Newcastle, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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52 years ago, Bluesman Curley Weaver died in in Almon, Georgia. He was 56 years old. (1962)
James Weaver was born March 26, 1906 in Covington, Georgia.

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51 years ago, Saxophonist Pete Brown died in New York, N.Y. He was 56 years old. (1963)
James Ostend Brown was born November 9, 1906 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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47 years ago, Pop Musicians Matthew and Gunnar Nelson were born in Burbank, California. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to The Nelsons!

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44 years ago, Uilleann piper Leo Rowsome died in County Sligo, Ireland. He was 67 years old. (1970)
He was born April 5, 1903 in Dublin, Ireland.

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41 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jim Croce died in a Nagatoches, Louisiana plane crash. He was 30 years old. (1973)
James Croce was born January 10, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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41 years ago, Saxophonist Ben Webster died in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was 64 years old. (1973)
Benjamin Francis Webster was born March 27, 1909 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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37 years ago, Nick Curran was born in Biddeford, Maine. (1977)
He died October 6, 2012 in Austin, Texas. He was 35 years old.

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30 years ago, Folk Musician Steve Goodman died of leukemia in Seattle, Washington. He was 36 years old. (1984)
He was born July 25, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois.

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26 years ago, Steel Guitarist Leon McAuliffe died in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 71 years old. (1988)
William Leon McAuliffe was born March 1, 1917 in Houston, Texas.

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26 years ago, Drummer Sam Woodyard died in Paris, France. He was 63 years old. (1988)
He was born January 7, 1925 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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20 years ago, Saxophonist Jimmy Hamilton died in St. Croix, The Virgin Islands. He was 77 years old. (1994)
He was born May 25, 1917 in Dillon, South Carolina.

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8 years ago, Singer/Musician Kawai Cockett died in Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii. He was 67 years old. (2006)
He was born September 24, 1938 in Pukoo, Molokai, Hawaii.

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6 years ago, Bluesman Nappy Brown died in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 78 years old. (2008)
Napoleon Brown Goodson Culp was born October 12, 1929 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Stoney Cooper and Wilma Lee Cooper

3 years ago, Wilma Lee Cooper died in Sweetwater, Tennessee. She was 90 years old. (2011)
Wilma Lee Leary was born February 7, 1921 in Valley Head, West Virginia.


September 19


127 years ago, Singer/Pianist Cora Calhoun was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (1887)
Lovie Austin died July 10, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. She was 84 years old.

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98 years ago, Singer/Pianist Helen Ward was born in New York, N.Y. (1916)
She died April 21, 1998 in New York, N.Y. She was 81 years old.

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93 years ago, Bluesman Willie Foster was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (1921)
Little Willie Foster died May 20, 2001 in Jackson, Tennessee. He was 79 years old.

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93 years ago, Singer Robert L. Williams was born in Los Angeles, California. (1921)
Billy Ward died February 16, 2002 in Inglewood, California. He was 80 years old.

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Anita, June, Helen and Maybelle Carter

93 years ago, Singer Helen Myrl Carter was born in Maces Spring, Virginia. (1927)
Helen Carter died June 2, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 70 years old.

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Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and Frankie Valli

87 years ago, Singer Nicholas Macioci was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1927)
Nick Massi died December 24, 2000 in Newark, New Jersey. He was 73 years old.

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87 years ago, Guitarist Peter Van Wood was born in The Hague, Netherlands. (1927)
Van Wood died March 10, 2012 in Rome, Italy. He was 94 years old.

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84 years ago, Pianist Muhal Richard Abrams was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Muhal!

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83 years ago, Soul Singer Benjamin Franklin Peay was born in Camden, South Carolina. (1931)
Brook Benton died April 9, 1988 in New York, N.Y. He was 56 years old.

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82 years ago, Saxophonist Lol Coxhill was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lol!

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82 years ago, Saxophonist Don "DT" Thompson was born in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. (1932)
He died March 21, 2004 in Vancouver, Canada. He was 71 years old.

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80 years ago, Music Impresario Carl Henry Davis was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1934)
Carl Davis died August 9, 2012 in Summerville, South Carolina. He was 77 years old.

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80 years ago, Beatles Manager Brian Epstein was born in Liverpool, England. (1934)
He died of a drug overdose August 27, 1967 in London, England. He was 32 years old.

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78 years ago, Saxophonist Charles Dinwiddie was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gene Dinwiddie!

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Paddy Moloney, Seán Potts, Martin Fay, Seán Keane, Michael Tubridy, and Derek Bell

78 years ago, Fiddler Martin Fay was born in Dublin, Ireland. (1936)
He died November 14, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. Hewas 76 years old.

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78 years ago, David Alexander Hess was born in New York, N.Y. (1936)
David Hess died October 14, 2011 in Tiburon, California. He was 75 years old.

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74 years ago, Singer Sylvia Fricker of Ian and Sylvia was born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sylvia!

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74 years ago, Singer Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers was born in Santa Ana, California. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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Paul Williams and the "Beautiful Day Monster"

74 years ago, Songwriter Paul Williams was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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73 years ago, Singer Ellen Naomi Cohen was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1941)
Cass Elliot died of a heart attack July 29, 1974 in London, England. She was 32 years old.

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72 years ago, Guitarist Danny Kalb was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Danny!

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69 years ago, Singer/Songwriter David Bromberg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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69 years ago, Singer Freda Payne was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Freda!

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69 years ago, Singer Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson was born in Anson, Texas. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeannie C. Riley!

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68 years ago, Drummer John Coghlan was born in Dulwich, London, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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67 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Lawrence Neil Creme was born in Manchester, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lol Creme!

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65 years ago, Singer/Model Leslie Hornby was born in Neasden, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Twiggy!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Daniel Lanois was born in Hull, Quebec. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Daniel!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Henry Kaiser was born in Oakland, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Henry!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Nile Rodgers was born in New York, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nile!

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58 years ago, Percussionist Paul Hession was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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57 years ago, Bassist Tatsu Aoki was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tatsu!

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56 years ago, Rocker Lita Ford was born in London, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lita!

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55 years ago, Drummer Bruce Cox was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruce!

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51 years ago, Country Singer Jeffrey Wayne Bates was born in Bunker Hill, Mississippi. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeff Bates!

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50 years ago, Country Singer Trisha Yearwood was born in Monticello, Georgia. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Trisha!

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49 years ago, Drummer Winston Clifford was born in London, England. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Winston!

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46 years ago, Country Star Red Foley died in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He was 58 years old. (1968)
Clyde Julian Foley was born June 17, 1910 in Blue Lick, Kentucky.

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45 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Sally Barker was born in Barrow-On-Soar, England. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sally!

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45 years ago, Saxophonist Candy Dulfer was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Candy!

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41 years ago, Country Rocker Gram Parsons OD'd on morphine and tequila in Joshua Tree, California. He was 26 years old. (1973)
Cecil Ingram Connor was born November 5, 1946 in Winterhaven, Florida.

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37 years ago, Singer Maria Rita Mariano was born in São Paulo, Brazil. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maria Rita!

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35 years ago, Keyboard Maestro Joe "Fingers" Carr died in a Camarillo, California car crash. He was 69 years old. (1979)
Louis Ferdinand Busch was born July 18, 1910 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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11 years ago, Trumpeter Johnny Best died in La Jolla, California. He was 89 years old. (2003)
John Best was born October 20, 1913 in Shelby, North Carolina.

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11 years ago, Singer/Guitarist "Slim Dusty" died September 19, 2003 in Sydney, Australia. He was 76 years old. (2003)
David Gordon Kirpatrick was born June 13, 1927 in Kempsey, New Wales, Australia.

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10 years ago, Country Singer Skeeter Davis died in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 73 years old. (2004)
Mary Frances Penick was born December 30, 1931 in Dry Ridge, Kentucky.

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10 years ago, Singer Lalomie Washburn died of cancer in Los Angeles, California. She was 63 years old. (2004)
Lalomie Marion Washburn was born August 25, 1941 in Nebraska.

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9 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Producer Willie Hutch died in Dallas, Texas. He was 59 years old. (2005)
Willie McKinley Hutchinson was born December 6, 1946 in Los Angeles, California.

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8 years ago, The "Godfather of Latin Rock" Chuck Rio died in Huntington Beach, California. He was 77 years old. (2006)
Danny Flores was born during 1929 in Santa Paula, California.

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6 years ago, Drummer Earl Palmer died in Los Angeles, California. He was 84 years old. (2008)
Earl C. Palmer was born October 25, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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6 years ago, Trumpeter Dick Sudhalter died in New York, N.Y. He was 69 years old. (2008)
Richard Merrill Sudhalter was born December 28, 1938 in Boston, Massachussetts.

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Arthur Ferrante and Louis Teicher

5 years ago, Pianist Arthur Ferrante died in Longboat Key, Florida. He was 88 years old. (2009)
Arthur Richard Ferrante was born September 7, 1921 in New York, N.Y.

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4 years ago, Reeds Player Buddy Collette died in Los Angeles, California. He was 89 years old. (2010)
William Marcell Collette was born August 6, 1921 in Los Angeles, California.

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4 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Labordeta died in Zaragosa, Aragón, Spain. He was 75 years old. (2010)
José Antonio Labordeta Subías was born March 10, 1935 in Zaragosa, Aragón, Spain.


September 18


109 years ago, Actress Greta Lovisa Gustafson was born in Stockholm, Sweden. (1905)
Greta Garbo died April 15, 1990 in New York, N.Y. She was 84 years old.

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91 years ago, Saxophonist Frank Socolow was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1923)
Frankie Socolow died April 30, 1981 in New York, N.Y. He was 57 years old.

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Teddi King and Dave McKenna
Photo by: Al Stewart

85 years ago, Singer Teddi King was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1929)
She died November 8, 1977 in New York, N.Y. She was 48 years old.

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85 years ago, Bluesman Louis Myers was born in Byhalia, Mississippi. (1929)
He died September 5, 1994 in Chicago, Illinois.

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81 years ago, James Frederick Rodgers was born in Camas, Washington. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmie Rodgers!

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Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon

75 years ago, Actor Francis Thomas Avallone was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frankie Avalon!

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75 years ago, Saxophonist Steve Marcus was born in New York City, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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70 years ago, Singer Michael Franks was born in La Jolla, California. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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67 years ago, Australian Rock'n'Roll Legend Lonnie Lee was born in Rowena, Australia. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lonnie!

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65 years ago, Guitarist Kerry Livgren was born in Topeka, Kansas. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kerry!

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62 years ago, The Ramones Bassist Douglas Glenn Colvin was born in Virginia (1952)
Dee Dee Ramone died June 5, 2002 in Hollywood, California. He was 50 years old.

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58 years ago, Singer Donna Greene was born in Newburg, Oregon. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Donna!

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57 years ago, Trombonist John Fedchock was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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57 years ago, Guitarist Emily Remler was born in New York City, N.Y. (1957)
She died of a heart attack May 4, 1990 in Sydney, Australia. She was 32 years old.

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53 years ago, Mark Olson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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50 years ago, SingerTrombonist Eric Felten was born in Phoenix, Arizona. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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49 years ago, Bassist Thomas Bramerie was born in Bergerac, France. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Thomas!

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48 years ago, Bluesman Will Shade died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 68 years old. (1966)
Son Brimmer was born February 5, 1898 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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47 years ago, Ricardo Bell was born in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ricky Bell!

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45 years ago, Drummer/Singer Sammy Penn died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 67 years old. (1969)
He was born September 15, 1902 in Morgan City, Louisiana.

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44 years ago, Jimi Hendrix died in London, England. He was 27 years old. (1970)
Johnny Allen Hendrix was born November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington.

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31 years ago, Drummer Roy Milton died in Los Angeles, California. He was 76 years old. (1983)
He was born July 31, 1907 in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

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23 years ago, Singer Rob Tyner died of a heart attack September 18, 1991 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 46 years old. (1991)
He was born December 12, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan.

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22 years ago, Keyboardist Earl Van Dyke died of prostate cancer in Detroit, Michigan. (1992)
The "Chunk of Funk" was born July 8, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan.

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17 years ago, Singer Jimmy Witherspoon died in Los Angeles, California. He was 74 years old. (1997)
James Witherspoon was born August 8, 1923 in Gurdon, Arkansas.

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Inez and Charlie Foxx

16 years ago, Soul Singer Charlie Foxx died in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was 58 years old. (1998)
He was born October 29, 1939 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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13 years ago, Saxophonist Hank Levy died in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 73 years old. (2001)
Henry J. Levy was born September 27, 1927 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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1 year ago, Singer Johnny Laboriel died in Mexico City, Mexico. He was 71 years old. (2013)
Juan José Laboriel López was born July 9, 1942 in Mexico City, Mexico.


September 17

Photo by: Jempi De Donder

112 years ago, Trombonist Louis "Big Eye" Nelson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1902)
He died April, 5, 1990 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 87 years old.

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Blind James Campbell & His Nashville Street Band

108 years ago, Bluesman Blind James Campbell was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1906)
Hauoli la Hanau to Blind James!

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97 years ago, Singer Al Pittman was born in Vinnia, Georgia. (1917)
Doctor Horse died April 8, 2004. He was 86 years old.

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97 years ago, Clarinetist/Saxophonist Hubert Rostaing was born in Lyon, France. (1918)
He died June 10, 1990 in Paris, France. He was 71 years old.

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91 years ago, Pianist Ralph Sharon was born in London, England. (1923)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralph!

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91 years ago, Country Singer Hiram King Williams was born in Mount Olive, Alabama. (1923)
Hank Williams, Sr. died of a heart attack January 1, 1953 in Oak Hill, Virginia. He was 29 years old.

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Scotty Moore,Bill Black and D. J. Fontana

88 years ago, Bassist William P. Black was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1926)
Bill Black died October 21, 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39 years old.

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88 years ago, Organist Eugene McDuffy was born in Champaign, Illinois. (1926)
Jack McDuff died of a heart attack January 23, 2001 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 74 years old.

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87 years ago, Bassist Earl Charles Barrington May was born in New York, N.Y. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Earl May!

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85 years ago, Saxophonist Silvester Austin was born in Dunnellon, Florida. (1929)
Sil Austin died September 1, 2001 in College Park, Maryland. He was 71 years old.

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85 years ago, Saxophonist Curtis Peagler was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1929)
He died December 19, 1992 in Beverly Hills, California. He was 63 years old.

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84 years ago, Saxophonist St. Clair Pinckney was born in Charleston, S.C. (1930)
He died during February 1999 in Augusta, Georgia. He was 68 years old.

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83 years ago, Bluesman Eddie Burks was born in Rising Sun Plantation, Mississippi. (1931)
He died January 27, 2005 in a Miller, Indiana car crash. He was 73 years old.

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83 years ago, Bassist/French Horn Player Willie Ruff was born in Sheffield, Alabama. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Willie!

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79 years ago, "Merry Prankster" Ken Kesey was born in La Junta, Colorado. (1935)
He died of liver cancer November 10, 2001 in Eugene, Oregon. He was 66 years old.

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77 years ago, Drummer Joe Cocuzzo was born in New York, N.Y. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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76 years ago, Clarinetist Perry Morris Robinson was born in New York, N.Y. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Perry Robinson!

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75 years ago, Singer Lamonte McLemore was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lamonte!

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75 years ago, DJ Winston Sparkes was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1939)
King Stitt died January 31, 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 72 years old.

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73 years ago, "Singing" Steve Sanders was born in Richland, Georgia. (1941)
He committed suicide by gunshot June 10, 1998 in Cape Coral, Florida. He was 45 years old.

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70 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Les Emmerson was born in Ottawa, Canada. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Les!

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68 years ago, Guitarist David Williams was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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64 years ago, John Waldo Waybill was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fee Waybill!

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63 years ago, Bluesman Jimmy Yancey died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 53 years old. (1951)
James Edward Yancey was born February 20, 1898 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Photo by: Steve Stoddard

59 years ago, Drummer Craig Haynes was born in New York, N.Y. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Craig!

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Bill Dye, C. Jaisson H. Taylor (standing), Little Hatch and Joe Whitfield

59 years ago, Drummer C. Jaisson H. Taylor was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to C. Jaisson!

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56 years ago, Saxophonist Herbie Fields died in Miami, Florida. He was 39 years old. (1958)
Herbert Fields was born May 24, 1919 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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55 years ago, Saxophonist Omer Simeon died in New York, N.Y. He was 56 years old. (1959)
Omer Victor Simeon was born July 21, 1902 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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52 years ago, Singer Benjamin Winans was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to BeBe Winans!

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48 years ago, Rapper Douglas E. Davis was born in Christ Church, Barbados. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug E. Fresh!

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46 years ago, Singer/Model Anastacia Lyn Newkirk was born in New York, N.Y. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anastacia!

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41 years ago, Musician Hugo Winterhalter died in Greewich, Conecticutt. He was 64 years old. (1973)
He was born August 15, 1909 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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35 years ago, Country Singer Stephen Cochran was born in Pikeville, Kentucky. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stephen!

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26 years ago, Singer Brenda Bell died in Staten Island, N.Y. She was 34 years old. (1988)
She was born October 30, 1953 in Newport News, Virginia.

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20 years ago, Cajun Musician John Delafose died in Lawtell, Louisiana. He was 55 years old. (1994)
He was born April 16, 1939 in Duralde, Louisiana.

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18 years ago, Singer Jessie Hill died in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1996)
He was born December 9, 1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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12 years ago, Pianist Dodo Marmarosa died of a heart attack in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was 76 years old. (2002)
Michael Marmarosa was born December 12, 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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8 years ago, Guitarist Al Casey died in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 69 years old. (2006)
He was born October 26, 1936 in Long Beach, California.

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7 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Ernie Payne died in Los Angeles, California. He was 62 years old. (2007)
He was born April 13, 1945 in Louisiana.

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The "International Ambassador of Country Music" George Hamilton IV died in Nashville Tennessee. He was 77 years old. (2014)
George Hege Hamilton IV was born July 19, 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


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