February 24


98 years ago, Bluesman Elmon Mickle was born in Keo, Arkansas. (1919)
Driftin' Slim died September 15, 1977 in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old.

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97 years ago, Saxophonist Eddie Chamblee was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1920)
He died May 1, 1999 in New York, N.Y. He was 79 years old.

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90 years ago, Trumpeter Tony Fruscella was born in Orangeburg, N.Y. (1927)
He died of cirrhosis August 14, 1969 in New York, N.Y. He was 42 years old.

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90 years ago, Bassist Ralph Pena was born in Jarbridge, Nevada. (1927)
He died May 30, 1969 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was 42 years old.

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85 years ago, Pianist/Composer Michel Legrand was born in Paris, France. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michel!

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84 years ago, Saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman was born in Corsicana, Texas. (1933)
He died January 20, 2009 in Kingston, N.Y. He was 75 years old.

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78 years ago, Guitarist Freddy Robinson was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1939)
Abu Talib died October 8, 2009 in Lancaster, California. He was 70 years old.

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76 years ago, Joan Drost was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joanie Sommers!

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75 years ago, Bluesman Clinton Bennett was born in Raeford, North Carolina. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby "Guitar" Bennett!

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75 years ago, Harmonica Player/Vocalist Paul Jones was born in Portsmouth, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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74 years ago, Singer Pablo Milanés Arias was born in Bayamo, Oriente, Cuba. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pablo Milanés!

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74 years ago, Pianist/Composer Roy Dennis Meriwether was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roy Meriwether!

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73 years ago, Pianist Nicky Hopkins was born in London, England. (1944)
He died September 6, 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 50 years old.

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72 years ago, Drummer/Percussionist Steve Berrios was born in New York, N.Y. (1945)
He died July 25. 2013 in New York, N.Y. He was 68 years old.

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70 years ago, Saxophonist Vladimir Chekasin was born in Sverdlovsk, Russia. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vladmir!

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70 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Artist/Playwright Rupert Holmes was born in Northwich, Cheshire, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rupert!

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70 years ago, Bassist Bob Magnusson was born in New York, N.Y. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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70 years ago, Bassist Lonnie Turner was born in Berkeley, California. (1947)
He died April 28, 2013 in Lebanon, Oregon. He was 66 years old.

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67 years ago, Guitarist Timothy John Staffell was born in Ealing, London, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim Staffell!

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66 years ago, Guitarist George Thorogood was born in Wilmington, Delaware. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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65 years ago, Drummer Bob Carter was born in Belleville, Illinois. (1952)
He died April 19, 2012 in Belleville, Illinois. He was 60 years old.

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65 years ago, Bassist Steven Dawson was born in Sheffield, England. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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64 years ago, Bluesman Carl Weathersby was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carl!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Bob Abrams was born in Ohio. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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59 years ago, Country Musician Sammy Kershaw was born in Kaplan, Louisiana. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sammy!

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55 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Michelle Johnston was born in Dallas, Texas. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michelle Shocked!

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47 years ago, Soul Singer Darrell Banks died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 35 years old. (1970)
Darrell Eubanks was born July 25, 1937 in Mansfield, Ohio.

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46 years ago, Singer Jesse Powell was born in Gary, Indiana. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jesse!

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41 years ago, Guitarist Matthew Thomas Skiba was born in McHenry, Illinois. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt Skiba!

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40 years ago, Bluesman Tom Shaw died in San Diego, California. He was 69 years old. (1977)
Thomas Edgar Shaw was born March 4, 1908 in Brenham, Texas.

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39 years ago, Guitarist John Thomas Nolan was born in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, N.Y. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Nolan!

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29 years ago, Bluesman Memphis Slim died in Paris, France. He was 72 years old. (1988)
John Peter Chatman was born September 3, 1915 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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The Teddy Brannon Trio

28 years ago, Pianist Humphrey "Teddy" Brannon died in Newark, New Jersey. He was 72 years old. (1989)
Teddy Brannon was born September 27, 1916 in Moultrie, Georgia.

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26 years ago, Country Singer Webb Pierce died of pancreatic cancer in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 64 years old. (1991)
He was born August 8, 1926 in West Monroe, Louisiana.

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24 years ago, Saxophonist Lynn Hope died in Collingswood, New Jersey. He was 66 years old. (1993)
He was born September 26, 1926 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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23 years ago, Singer/Actress Dinah Shore died in Beverly Hills, California. She was 77 years old. (1994)
Frances Rose Shore was born March 1, 1917 in Winchester, Tennessee.

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18 years ago, Pianist Vann "The Piano Man" Walls died in Montreal, Canada. He was 80 years old. (1999)
Harry Van Walls was born August 24, 1918 in Millersville, Kentucky.

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13 years ago, Stax Records Founder Estelle Stewart Axton died in Memphis, Tennessee. She was 85 years old. (2004)
She was born September 11, 1918 in Middleton, Tennessee.

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11 years ago, Country Singer Goldie Hill died in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 72 years old. (2005)
Argolda Voncile Hill was born January 11, 1933 in Karnes City, Texas.

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10 years ago, Trumpeter Burt Collins died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 75 years old. (2007)
He was born March 27, 1931 in New York, N.Y.

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10 years ago, Violinist Leroy Jenkins died in Brooklyn, NY. He was 74 years old. (2007)
He was born March 11, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois.

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8 years ago, Antoinette K-Doe died in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was 66 years old. (2009)
Antoinette Dorsey was born February 3, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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The Velvets

4 years ago, Singer Virgil Johnson died in Lubbock, Texas. He was 77 years old. (2013)
He was born December 29, 1935 in Cameron, Texas.

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1 year ago, Saxophonist Lennie Baker died in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He was 69 years old. (2016)
He was born April 18, 1946 in Whitman, Massachusetts.


February 23


99 years ago, Accordionist Austin Pitre was born in Ville Platte, Louisiana. (1918)
He died April 8, 1981 in Eunice, Louisiana. He was 63 years old.

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95 years ago, Trumpeter Johnny Carisi was born in Hasbrouck Hts., N.J. (1922)
He died October 3, 1992 in New York, N.Y. He was 70 years old.

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94 years ago, Rockabilly Star Albert C. Griffin was born in Corsicana, Texas. (1923)
Hauoli la Hanau to Buck Griffin!

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78 years ago, Actor Peter Henry Fonda was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter Fonda!

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78 years ago, "The Jimi Hendrix of the Accordion" Esteban "Steve" Jordan was born in Elsa, Texas. (1939)
He died August 13, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. He was 71 years old.

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76 years ago, Drummer Barry Martyn was born in London, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry!

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Edgar Winter, "Uncle" John Turner, Johnny Winter and Chris Layton

73 years ago, John Dawson Winter III was born in Beaumont, Texas. (1944)
Johnny Winter died July 16, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. He was 70 years old.

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72 years ago, Drummer John Halsey was born in Highgate, North London, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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71 years ago, Steel Guitarist Rusty Young was born in Long Beach, California. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rusty!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Thom Bresh was born in Los Angeles, California. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Thom!

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67 years ago, Bassist John Greaves was born in Prestatyn, North Wales. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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65 years ago, Bassist Stanley Banks was born in New York, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stanley!

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65 years ago, Guitarist Bradley Ernest Whitford was born in Winchester, Massachusetts. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brad Whitford!

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62 years ago, John Howard Jones was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Howard Jones!

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59 years ago, Singer/Guitarist David Batt was born in Kent, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to David Sylvian!

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55 years ago, Guitarist Michael F. Wilton was born in San Francisco, California. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael Wilton!

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54 years ago, Trumpeter June Clark died in New York, N.Y. He was 62 years old. (1963)
Algeria Junius Clark was born March 24, 1900 in Long Branch, New Jersey.

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53 years ago, Country Singer Dean Buffalini was born in Monaca, Pennsylvania. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dusty Drake!

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52 years ago, Comedian Stan Laurel died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California. He was 74 years old. (1965)
Arthur Stanley Jefferson was born June 16, 1890 in Ulverston, England.

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51 years ago, Guitarist Mark Abrahamian was born. (1966)
He died September 2, 2012 in Norfolk, Nebraska. He was 46 years old.

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45 years ago, Country Singer Steve Holy was born in Dallas, Texas. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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22 years ago, Bass Singer Melvin Franklin of The Temptations died of a coma in Los Angeles, California. He was 52 years old. (1995)
He was born October 12, 1942 in Montgomery, Alabama.

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21 years ago, Drummer Alan Dawson died in Boston, Massachussetts. He was 66 years old. (1996)
He was born July 14, 1929 in Marietta, Pennsylvania.

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Brownie McGhee, Red Allen and Sonny Terry

21 years ago, Bluesman Brownie McGhee died in Oakland, California. He was 80 years old. (1996)
Walter McGhee was born November 30, 1915 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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20 years ago, Drummer Tony Williams died of a heart attack in Daly City, California. He was 51 years old. (1997)
Anthony Tillmon Williams was born December 12, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois.

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18 years ago, Singer Inge Brandenburg died in München, Germany. She was 70 years old. (1999)
She was born February 18, 1929 in Leipzig, Germany.

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17 years ago, Singer Ofra Haza died of AIDS-related complications in Tel Aviv, Israel. She was 42 years old. (2000)
She was born November 19, 1957 in Hatikva, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

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14 years ago, Bassist Howie Epstein died in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 47 years old. (2003)
Howard Norman Epstein was born July 21, 1955 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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13 years ago, Carl Anderson died in Los Angeles, California. He was 57 years old. (2004)
He was born February 27, 1945 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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13 years ago, Composer Neil Ardley died in Milford, Derbyshire, England. He was 66 years old. (2004)
He was born May 26, 1937 in Wallington, England.

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81 years ago, Rockabilly Star Donnie Brooks died in Burbank, California. He was 71 years old. (2007)
John Dee Abohosh was born February 6, 1936 in Dallas, Texas.

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10 years ago, Drummer Jimmy Ellis died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 59 years old. (2007)
James McKinley Ellis was born September 4, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan.

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5 years ago, Guitarist Billy Strange died in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 81 years old. (2012)
William Everett Strange was born September 29, 1930 in Long Beach, California.

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2 years ago, Memphis Organist Bobby Emmons died in Nashville, Tennessee. Her was 72 years old. (2015)
Bobby Gene Emmons was born February 19, 1943 in Corinth, Mississippi.


February 22


136 years ago, Bandleader James Reese Europe was born in Mobile, Alabama. (1881)
He was murdered May 9, 1919 by a crazed musician in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 38 years old.

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110 years ago, Trumpeter William Stewart, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1907)
Rex Stewart died September 7, 1967 in Los Angeles, California. He was 60 years old.

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109 years ago, Violinist Claude "Fiddler" Williams was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. (1908)
He died April 25, 2005 in New York, N.Y. He was 96 years old.

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104 years ago, Saxophonist George Holmes Tate was born in Sherman, Texas. (1913)
Buddy Tate died February 10, 2001 in Chandler, Arizona. He was 87 years old.

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97 years ago, Pianist Polly Adelaide Hendricks was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1920)
Del Wood died October 3, 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 69 years old.

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95 years ago, Trumpeter Joseph Benjamin Wilder was born in Colwyn, Pennsylvania. (1922)
Joe Wilder died May 9, 2014 in New York, N.Y. He was 92 years old.

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91 years ago, Drummer Samuel David Bailey was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. (1926)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave Bailey!

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90 years ago, Singer Albert George Cernik was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1927)
Guy Mitchell died July 1, 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 72 years old.

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89 years ago, "The Blues Defender" John Riley Brown was born in Choctaw County, Mississippi. (1928)
Texas Johnny Brown died July 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. He was 85 years old.

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85 years ago, Bassist Whitey Mitchell was born in Hackensack, N.J. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Whitey!

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84 years ago, Bluesman R.S. Rankin was born in Royce, Texas. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to T-Bone Walker, Jr.!

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81 years ago, Singer Ernest Kador, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1936)
Ernie K-Doe died July 5, 2001 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 65 years old.

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Photo copyright Don O.

80 years ago, Bluesman Joe Jonas was born in Beaumont, Texas. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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79 years ago, Bassist Roman Dylag was born in Krakow, Poland. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roman!

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79 years ago, Singer Bobby Hendricks was born in Columbus, Ohio. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby!

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78 years ago, Saxophonist George Haslam was born in Preston, Lancashire (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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75 years ago, Singer Roy Roberts was born in Livingston, Tennessee. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roy!

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73 years ago, Cornetist Marc Charig was born in London, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marc!

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Peter Green and Mick Green

73 years ago, Guitarist Michael Robert Green was born in Matlock, Derbyshire, England. (1944)
Mick Green died January 11, 2010 in England. He was 65 years old.

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72 years ago, Pop Singer William Oliver Swofford was born in North Wilkesboro, N.C. (1945)
Oliver died February 12, 2000 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was 54 years old.

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72 years ago, Accordionist Ruben Naranjo was born in Alice, Texas. (1945)
He died October 12, 1998 in La Villita, Texas. He was 53 years old.

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70 years ago, Drummer Harvey Mason, Sr. was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harvey!

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69 years ago, Drummer Joe LaBarbera was born in Mt. Morris, New York. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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67 years ago, Trumpeter Thomas Moeckel was born in Basle, Switzerland. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Thomas!

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61 years ago, Josh Alan Friedman was born in Long Island, N.Y. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Josh Alan!

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56 years ago, Coronetist Nick LaRocca died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 62 years old. (1961)
Dominic LaRocca was born April 11, 1898 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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56 years ago, Guitarist Akira Takasaki was born in Osaka, Japan. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Akira!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Don Van Spall was born in Enschede, Netherlands. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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51 years ago, Singer Waymond Anderson was born in Los Angeles, California. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Suave!

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49 years ago, Bradley James Nowell was born in Long Beach, California. (1968)
Bradley Nowell died May 25, 1996 in San Francisco, California. He was 28 years old.

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48 years ago, Bassist Byron Stroud was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Byron!

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45 years ago, Guitarist Alan Courtis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (1972)
> Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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43 years ago, Pop Star James Hillier Blount was born in Tidworth, Wiltshire, England. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to James Blunt!

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41 years ago, Singer Florence Ballard died of a heart attack in Detroit, Michigan. She was 32 years old. (1976)
Florence Glenda Ballard was born June 30, 1943 in Rosetta, Mississippi.

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38 years ago, Bassist Ludek Holan died in Prague, Czech Republic. He was 49 years old. (1979)
He was born October 11, 1929 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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30 years ago, Pop Artist Andy Warhol died following gall bladder surgery. He was 58 years old. (1987)
Andrew Warhola was born August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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23 years ago, Violinist Papa John Creach died of heart failure in Los Angeles, California. He was 76 years old. (1994)
He was born May 28, 1917 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

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16 years ago, Guitarist John Fahey died in Salem, Oregon. He was 61 years old. (2001)
John Aloysius Fahey was born February 28, 1939 in Takoma Park, Maryland.

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15 years ago, Drummer Ronnie Verrell died in Kingston-upon-Thames, England. He was 76 years old. (2002)
Ronald Thomas Verrell was born February 21, 1926 in Rochester, Kent, England.

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10 years ago, Drummer Ian Wallace died in Los Angeles, California. He was 60 years old. (2007)
He was born September 26, 1946 in Bury, England.

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8 years ago, Guitarist Paul Skelton died in Austin, Texas. He was 55 years old. (2009)
He was born September 28, 1953 in El Paso, Texas.

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5 years ago, Pianist Mike Melvoin died in Burbank, California. He was 74 years old. (2012)
He was born May 10, 1937 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He

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1 year ago, "The Southern Gentleman" Sonny James died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 87 years old. (2016)
He was born May 1, 1929 in Hackleburg, Alabama.


February 21


124 years ago, Guitarist Andrés Segovia was born in Linares, Spain. (1893)
He died June 2, 1987 in Southern Spain. He was 94 years old.

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114 years ago, Blues Guitarist Francis Hilman Blackwell was born in Syracuse, North Carolina. (1903)
Scrapper Blackwell was shot to death October 7, 1962 in an Indianapolis, Indiana back alley. He was 59 years old.

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107 years ago, Saxophonist Albert Omega Sears was born in Macomb, Illinois. (1910)
Al Sears died March 23, 1990 in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old.

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100 years ago, Musician Tadley Ewing Peake Dameron was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1917)
Tadd Dameron died of cancer March 8, 1965 in New York, N.Y. He was 48 years old.

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91 years ago, The "King Of The Flat-Picking Guitarists" Donald Wesley Reno was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. (1926)
Don Reno died October 16, 1984 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was 58 years old.

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91 years ago, Drummer Ronald Thomas Verrell was born in Rochester, Kent, England. (1926)
Ronnie Verrell died February 22, 2002 in Kingston-upon-Thames, England. He was 76 years old.

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87 years ago, Bassist Edgar de Haas was born in Bandoeng, Java. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Edgar!

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85 years ago, Pianist Eddie Higgins was born in Cambridge, Massachussetts. (1932)
He died August 31, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 77 years old.

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84 years ago, Singer Eunice Kathleen Waymon was born in Tryon, North Carolina. (1933)
Nina Simone died April 21, 2003 at her home in the south of France. She was 70 years old.

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79 years ago, Singer Robert Charles Guidry was born in Abbeville, Louisiana. (1938)
Bobby Charles died January 14, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 71 years old.

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74 years ago, Pianist Duncan Swift was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England. (1943)
He died August 8, 1997 in Bewdley, Worcestershire, England. He was 54 years old.

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72 years ago, Saxophonist Akira Sakata was born in Hiroshima, Japan. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Akira!

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68 years ago, Guitarist John Echols was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny Echols!

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67 years ago, Bassist Paul Newton was born in Hampshire, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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68 years ago, Trombonist Hiroshi Fukumura was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hiroshi!

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68 years ago, Keyboardist Jeremiah Griffin Harrison was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry Harrison!

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66 years ago, Flugelhornist Warren Vaché, Jr. was born in Rahway, New Jersey. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Warren!

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66 years ago, Keyboardist Vince Welnick was born in Phoenix, Arizona. (1951)
He died June 2, 2006 in Forestville, California. He was 55 years old.

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65 years ago, Bassist Jean-Jaques Burnel of The Stranglers was born in London, England. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to J.J. Burnel!

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62 years ago, Larry Campbell was born in New York, N.Y. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry!

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60 years ago, Saxophonist Christopher Lionel Robert Hunter was born in London, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Hunter!

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59 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter was born in Princeton, New Jersey. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mary!

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56 years ago, Drummer Yasuhiro Yoshigaki was born in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Yasuhiro!

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56 years ago, Vocalist Steven Lawrence Wynn was born in Davis, California. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve Wynn!

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56 years ago, Vocalist Roger Charlery was born in Birmingham, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ranking Roger!

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56 years ago, Vocalist Rhonda Hicks Rucker of Sparky and Rhonda Rucker was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rhonda!

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56 years ago, Guitarist/Vocalist Tommy Henriksen was born in Port Jefferson, N Y. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tommy!

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52 years ago, Malcolm X was assassinated in New York, N.Y. He was 39 years old. (1965)
Malcolm Little was born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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51 years ago, Guitarist/Vocalist Wendy James was born in London, England. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wendy!

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49 years ago, Drummer Joseph Allen Farnsworth was born in South Hadley, Massachusetts. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe Farnsworth!

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48 years ago, Guitarist James Dean Bradfield was born in Pontypool, Wales. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to James Dean!

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48 years ago, Bluesman Corey Harris was born in Denver, Colorado. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Corey!

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48 years ago, Singer Rhiannon Giddens was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rhiannon!

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47 years ago, Bassist Eric John Wilson was born in Long Beach, California. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric Wilson!

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46 years ago, Vocalist David Randall Blythe was born in Fort Meade, Maryland. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to D. Randy Blythe!

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43 years ago, Rapper Charles C. Scruggs, Jr. was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wish Bone!

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40 years ago, Singer Nolan Strong died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 43 years old. (1977)
He was born January 22, 1934 in Scottsboro, Alabama.

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37 years ago, Singer Janet Vogel of the Skyliners died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was 39 years old. (1980)
Janet Frances Vogel Rapp was born June 10, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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35 years ago, Singer Chantal Claret Euringer was born in Berkeley, California. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chantal Claret!

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35 years ago, New York City DJ Murray The K died in Los Angeles, California. He was 60 years old. (1982)
Murray Kaufman was born February 14, 1922 in New York. N.Y.

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31 years ago, Singer Charlotte Maria Church was born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales. (1986)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlotte Church!

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16 years ago, Singer Ronnie Hilton died in Hailsham, East Sussex, England. He was 75 years old. (2001)
Adrian Hill was born January 26, 1926 in Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire, England.

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16 years ago, Rockabilly Star Malcolm Yelvington died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 82 years old. (2001)
He was born September 14, 1918 in Covington, Tennessee.

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14 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Tom Glazer died in Rochester, N.Y. He was 88 years old. (2003)
Thomas Zachariah Glazer was born September 2, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Photo by: Bob Barry

10 years ago, Guitarist Al Viola died in Studio City, California. He was 87 years old. (2007)
He was born June 16, 1919 in New York, N.Y.

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9 years ago, Trumpeter Calvin Owens died in Houston, Texas. He was 78 years old. (2008)
He was born April 23, 1929 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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6 years ago, Tom Leavey died of a heart attack. He was 68 years old. (2011)
He was born September 13, 1942 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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4 years ago, Bluesman Magic Slim died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 75 years old. (2013)
Morris Holt was born August 7, 1937 in Torrence, Mississippi.

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4 years ago, Singer Cleotha Staples died in Chicago, Illinois. She was 78 years old. (2013)
She was born April 11, 1934 in Drew, Mississippi.

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2 years ago, Trumpeter Clark Terry died in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He was 94 years old. (2015)
He was born December 14, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri.


February 20


119 years ago, Bluesman James Edward Yancey was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1898)
Jimmy Yancey died September 17, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 53 years old.

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116 years ago, Trombonist Fred Robinson was born in Ohio. (1901)
He died April 11, 1984 in New York, N.Y. He was 83 years old.

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108 years ago, Guitarist Oscar Alemán was born in Restencia, Argentina. (1909)
He died October 10, 1980 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was 71 years old.

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96 years ago, Country Singer Mervin Shiner was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (1921)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mervin!

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91 years ago, Saxophonist Bobby Jaspar was born in Liège, Belgium. (1926)
He died February 28, 1963 in New York, N.Y. He was 37 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer Ibrahim Ferrer was born at a social club dance in Santiago, Cuba. (1927)
He died August 6, 2005 in Havana, Cuba. He was 78 years old.

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90 years ago, Actor Sidney Poitier was born in Miami, Florida. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sydney!

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84 years ago, Organist Charles Kynard was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1933)
He died July 8, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He was 46 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer/Songwriter David Thomas Ackles was born in Rock Island, Illinois. (1937)
David Ackles died March 2, 1999 in Tujunga, California. He was 62 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer Nancy Wilson was born in Chillicothe, Ohio. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nancy!

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Gretchen Christopher, Gary Troxel and Barbara Ellis

78 years ago, Singer Barbara Ellis was born in Olympia, Washington. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara!

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76 years ago, Singer Buffy Sainte-Marie was born on the Piapot Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Buffy!

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74 years ago, Songwriter Paul Theodore Leka was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (1943)
Paul Leka died October 12, 2011 in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 68 years old.

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73 years ago, Trumpeter Lewis Michael Solloff was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1944)
Lew Solloff died March 8, 2015 in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old.

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72 years ago,James Alan Hull was born in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (1945)
Alan Hull died November 17, 1995 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He was 50 years old.

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71 years ago, Guitarist John Geils Jr. was born in New York, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to J. Geils!

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Jordan and Randy Sandke

71 years ago, Trumpeter Jordan Sandke was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jordan!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Tyson Kindell was born in Savanna, Illinois. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Zoom!

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67 years ago, Walter Becker of Steely Dan was born in New York, N.Y. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Walter!

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67 years ago, Flautist Krzysztof Zgraja was born in Poland. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Krzysztof!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Randy Wolfe was born in Los Angeles, California. (1951)
Randy California drowned January 3, 1997 off the coast of Molokai, Hawaii. He was 45 years old.

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66 years ago, Pianist/Composer Anthony Davis was born in Paterson, New Jersey. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anthony!

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65 years ago, Guitarist Uwe Kropinski was born in East Berlin, East Germany. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Uwe!

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64 years ago, Kristy Marlana Wallace was born in Sacramento, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Poison Ivy!

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63 years ago, Bluegrass Star Claire Lynch was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Claire!

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62 years ago, Bassist Jon Brant was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jon!

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62 years ago, Trumpeter Leroy Jones was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leroy!

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60 years ago, Country Singer Leland Martin was born in Success, Missouri. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leland!

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57 years ago,Guitarist Kjell Hilding Löfbom was born in Ludvika, Sweden. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kee Marcello!

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57 years ago,Guitarist Mark Reilly was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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57 years ago, Rock Vocalist Ian George Brown was born in Warrington, England. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian Brown!

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Addison Farmer and Donald Byrd

54 years ago, Bassist Addison Farmer died in New York, N.Y. He was 34 years old. (1963)
He was born August 21, 1928 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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53 years ago, Saxophonist Iain Mark Ballamy was born in Guildford, Surrey, England. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Iain!

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50 years ago, Grunge Rocker Kurt Cobain was born in Aberdeen, Washington. (1967)
He died by self inflicted gun shot April 5, 1994 at his home in Seattle, Washington. He was 27 years old.

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45 years ago, Rapper Kevin Brereton was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to k-os!

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45 years ago, Drummer Edwin James Graham was born in Great Yarmouth England. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ed Graham!

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36 years ago, Mandolinist Christopher Scott Thile was born in Oceanside, California. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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29 years ago, Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in St. Michael, Barbados. (1988)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rihanna!

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20 years ago, Guitarist Zachary Breaux died while attempting to rescue a drowning woman at Miami Beach, Florida. (1997)
Zachary Charles Breaux was born June 26, 1960 in Port Arthur, Texas.

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19 years ago, Vocalist Bob McBride died in Toronto, Canada. He was 51 years old. (1998)
He was born November 17, 1946 in Toronto, Canada.

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18 years ago, Mackey Feary died in Aiea, Hawaii. He was 43 years old. (1999)
Bryant Mackey Feary Jr. was born August 13, 1955 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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13 years ago, Bluesman J. J. Malone died of cancer in Hawaii. He was 68 years old. (2004)
John Jacob Malone was born August 20, 1935 in Decatur, Alabama.

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12 years ago, Broadway Singer John Raitt (father of Bonnie Raitt) died at his home in Pacific Palisades, California. He was 88 years old. (2005)
John Emmett Raitt was born January 19, 1917 in Santa Ana, California.

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12 years ago, Gonzo Journalist Hunter S. Thompson shot and killed himself in Woody Creek, Colorado. He was 67 years old. (2005)
He was born July 18, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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12 years ago, Actress Sandra Dee died in Thousand Oaks, California. She was 62 years old. (2005)
Alexandra Zuck was born April 23, 1942 in Bayonne, New Jersey.

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9 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Bobby Lee Trammell died in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was 74 years old. (2008)
He was born January 31, 1934 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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8 years ago, Vibraphonist Fats Sadi died in Huy, Belgium. He was 81 years old. (2009)
He was born October 23, 1927 in Andenne, Belgium.

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Odell Thompson and his cousin Joe

5 years ago, Fiddler Joe Thompson died in Burlington, N.C. He was 93 years old. (2012)
Joseph Aquilla Thompson was born December 9, 1918 in Mebane, N.C.


February 19


120 years ago, Trumpeter Johnny Dunn was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1897)
He died August 20, 1937 in Paris, France. He was 40 years old.

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Buck and Bubbles

115 years ago, Dancer John William 'Bubbles' Sublett was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1902)
He died May 18, 1986 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 82 years old.

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113 years ago, Singer Elisabeth Margaret Welch was born in Englewood, New Jersey. (1904)
Elisabeth Welch died July 15, 2003 in London, England. She was 99 years old.

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Christine, Phyllis and Dorothy McGuire

89 years ago, Singer Dorothy McGuire was born in Middletown, Ohio. (1928)
She died September 7, 2012 in Paradise Valley, Arizona. She was 84 years old.

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86 years ago, Bluesman Jolly Wells was born in Ralph, Alabama. (1931)
"Little Whitt" died October 10, 2014 in Fosters, Alabama. He was 83 years old.

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81 years ago, Singer Bob Engemann was born in Highland Park, Michigan. (1936)
He died January 20, 2013 in Provo, Utah. He was 77 years old.

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81 years ago, Bluesman Sam Myers was born in Laurel, Mississippi. (1936)
He died July 17, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. He was 70 years old.

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Photograph by Dagmar Gebers

80 years ago, Pianist Fred Van Hove was born in Antwerp, Belgium. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fred!

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80 years ago, Bluesman Robert "Bilbo" Walker was born in Borden Plantations, Clarksdale, Mississippi. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bilbo!

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79 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Norman Byron Mason was born in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. (1938)
Dutch Mason died December 23, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was 68 years old.

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77 years ago, Soul Singer William Robinson was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Smokey Robinson!

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Clockwise from top left: Bobby Rogers, Marv Tarplin, Ronald White, Claudette Rogers and Smokey Robinson

77 years ago, Singer Bobby Rogers was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1940)
He died Narch 3, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 73 years old.

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74 years ago, Singer Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco was born in Glen Willard, Pennsylvania. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lou Christie!

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74 years ago, Memphis Organist Bobby Gene Emmons was born in Corinth, Mississippi. (1943)
Bobby Emmons died February 23, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. Her was 72 years old.

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71 years ago, Guitarist Paul Warren Dean was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul Dean!

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71 years ago, Drummer Pierre van der Linden was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pierre!

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Dennis Larden, Larry Larden, Bruce Milner, Christopher Augustine and Schuyler Larsen

70 years ago, Bassist Schuyler Larsen was born in New York. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Schuyler!

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69 years ago, Bassist Mark Andes was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Tony Iommi was born in Birmingham, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony!

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Patrick Ford, John Wedemeyer, Willie Riser and Andy Just

68 years ago, Drummer Patrick Ford was born in Woodlake, California. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Patrick!

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68 years ago, Pianist Eddie Hardin was born in London, England. (1949)
He died July 22, 2015. He was 66 years old.

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67 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Robert Bradley was born in Evergreen, Alabama. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert!

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67 years ago, Guitarist Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash was born in Stepney, London, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Andy!

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Todd Snare, Jon Tiven, Sally Tiven and Alan Merrill

66 years ago, Singer Alan Merrill was born in the Bronx, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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63 years ago, Guitarist/Bassist Francis Buchholz was born in Hannover, Germany. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Francis!

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62 years ago, Saxophonist David Keith Murray was born in Berkeley, California. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to David Murray!

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61 years ago, Guitarist Alan Tommy Haynes was born in Houston, Texas. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan Haynes!

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61 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Peter Livingston Holsapple was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter Holsapple!

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61 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Dave Wakeling was born in Birmingham, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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59 years ago, Keybaordist Steve Nason was born in London, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve Nieve!

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54 years ago, Singer Sealhenry Samuel was born in Paddington, London, England. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Seal!

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53 years ago, Guitarist Doug Aldrich was born in Raleigh, N.C. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug!

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52 years ago, Drummer Jon Fishman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jon!

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49 years ago, Rapper Mark Anthony Morales was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Prince Markie Dee!

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48 years ago, Guitarist Burton Christopher Bell was born in Houston, Texas. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Burton C. Bell!

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45 years ago, Trumpeter Lee Morgan was shot dead by his girl friend in New York, N.Y. He was 33 years old. (1972)
Edward Lee Morgan was born July 10, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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41 years ago, Teddy Thompson was born in London, England. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Teddy!

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38 years ago, Bluesman Cleo Page died in Los Angeles, California. He was 50 years old. (1979)
He was born May 25, 1928 in Shamrock, Louisiana.

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37 years ago, Rocker Bon Scott died in East Dulwich, South London, England. He was 33 years old. (1980)
Ronald Belford Scott was born July 9, 1946 in Kirriemuir, Scotland.

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36 years ago, Singer Mary Beth Patterson was born in Searcy, Arkansas. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Beth Ditto!

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33 years ago, Pianist Claude Hopkins died in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old. (1984)
Claude Driskett Hopkins was born August 24, 1903 in Alexandria, Virginia.

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23 years ago, Micho Russell died in an Ireland car crash. He was 78 years old. (1994)
He was born March 15, 1915 in Doolin, Ireland.

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19 years ago, Country Singer/Banjoist "Grandpa" Jones died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 84 years old. (1998)
Louis Marshall Jones was born October 20, 1913 in Niagra, Kentucky.

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

18 years ago, Guitarist Laudric Caton died in London, England. He was 88 years old.(1999)
He was born August 31, 1910 in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Miles Davis and Teo Macero

9 years ago, Producer Teo Macero died in Riverhead, N.Y. He was 82 years old. (2008)
Attilio Joseph Macero was born October 30, 1925 in Glens Falls, N.Y.

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8 years ago, Bassist Tony de la Barreda died in Oceanside, California. He was 63 years old. (2009)
He was born June 13, 1945 in Oceanside, California.

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8 years ago, Bassist Kelly Groucutt died in Worcester, England. He was 64 years old. (2009)
Michael William Groucutt was born September 8, 1945 in Coseley, Staffordshire, England.

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6 years ago, Bluesman Johnny Nitro died in San Francisco, California. He was 59 years old. (2011)
John Newton was born during 1952 in Sacramento, California.

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3 years ago, Singer Simón Díaz died in Caracas, Venezuela. He was 85 years old. (2014)
Simón Narciso Díaz Márquez was born August 8, 1928 in Barbacoas, Aragua, Venezuela.

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Guitarist Larry Coryell died in New York, N.Y. He was 73 years old. (2017)
He was born April 2, 1943 in Galveston, Texas.


February 18


125 years ago, Clarinetist Emile Barnes was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1892)
He died March 2, 1970 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 78 years old.

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113 years ago, Trumpeter Joseph De La Croix Pierce was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1904)
De De Pierce died November 23, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 69 years old.

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103 years ago, Country Music Hall of Famer Frank Julius Anthony Kuczynski was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1914)
Pee Wee King died of a heart attack March 7, 2000 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 86 years old.

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100 years ago, Band Leader José Curbelo was born in Havana, Cuba. (1917)
He died September 21, 2012 in Adventura, Florida. He was 95 years old.

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95 years ago, Trumpeter/Vibist/Bandleader Hazy Osterwald was born in Berne, Switzerland. (1922)
He died February 26, 2012 in Lucerne, Switzerland. He was 90 years old.

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Little Caesar & the Romans

91 years ago, Singer Carl Burnett was born in Los Angeles, California. (1926)
Hauoli la Hanau to Little Caesar!

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89 years ago, Drummer Frank Butler was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1928)
He died July 24, 1984 in Ventura, California. He was 56 years old.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist Harold de Vance Land was born in Houston, Texas. (1928)
Harold Land died July 27, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. He was 73 years old.

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88 years ago, Singer Inge Brandenburg was born in Leipzig, Germany. (1929)
She died February 23, 1999 in München, Germany. She was 70 years old.

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84 years ago, Artist Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Yoko Ono Lennon!

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83 years ago, Bassist Clyde "Skip" Battin was born in Gallapolis, Ohio. (1934)
He died July 6, 2003 in Edmonton, Albereta, Canada. He was 69 years old.

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80 years ago, Swamp-Pop Pioneer Warren Schexnider was born in Abbeville, Louisiana. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Warren Storm!

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Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

78 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Robert Luke Harshman was born in Phoenix, Arizona. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby Hart!

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76 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Stuart David Cohen was born in Pawtuckett, Rhode Island. (1941)
David Blue died of a heart attack December 2, 1982 in New York, N.Y. He was 41 years old.

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76 years ago, Singer Irma Lee was born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Irma Thomas!

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76 years ago, Singer Herman Santiago was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Herman!

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71 years ago, Steel Guitarist Buddy Cage was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1946)
Hauoli la to Buddy!

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70 years ago, Singer Dennis DeYoung was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1947)
Hauoli la to Dennis!

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69 years ago, Blues Guitarist Steve Phillips was born in London, England. (1948)
Hauoli la to Steve!

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Keith Knudsen, John Hartman, Tom Johnston, Jeff Baxter, Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald and Tiran Porter

65 years ago, Doobie Brothers Drummer Keith Knudsen was born in Ames, Iowa. (1952)
He died of pneumonia February 8, 2005 in San Francisco, California. He was 56 years old.

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65 years ago, Singer Veronica Crawford was born in Macon, Georgia. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Randy Crawford!

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65 years ago, Singer Judy K. Newton was born in Lakehurst, New Jersey. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Juice Newton!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Nico Arzbach was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nico!

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64 years ago, Drummer Robbie Bachman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robbie!

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64 years ago, Drummer Derek Allan Pellicci was born in London, England. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Derek Pellicci!

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61 years ago, Harpist Dee Carstensen was born in Maryland. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dee!

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61 years ago, Fiddler Will Batts died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 52 years old. (1956)
He was born January 24, 1904 in Michigan, Mississippi.

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61 years ago, Bluesman Dan Sane died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 59 years old. (1956)
He was born September 22, 1896 in Hernando, Mississisdsippi.

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59 years ago, Drummer Gary C. Samuelson was born in Dunkirk, N.Y. (1958)
Gar Samuelson died July 14, 1999 in Clewer, Orange City, Florida. He was 41 years old.

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52 years ago, Rapper Andre Romelle Young was born in Los Angeles, California. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dr. Dre!

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37 years ago, Singer Regina Ilyinichna Spektor was born in Moscow, Russia. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Regina Spektor!

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36 years ago, Saxophonist Kamasi Washington was born in Los Angeles, California. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kamasi!

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24 years ago, Patrick Waite died in Birmingham, England. He was 24 years old. (1993)
He was born June 16, 1968 in Birmingham, England.

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22 years ago, Trumpeter Yank Lawson died in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 83 years old. (1995)
John Rhea Lawson was born May 3, 1911 in Trenton, Missouri.

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22 years ago, Guitarist Bob Stinson died in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 34 years old. (1995)
Robert Neil Stinson was born December 17, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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14 years ago, Pianist Michel Graillier died in Paris, France. He was 56 years old. (2003)
He was born October 18, 1946 in Lens, Belgium

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14 years ago, Country Singer Johnny Paycheck died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 64 years old. (2003)
Donald Eugene Lytle was born May 31, 1938 in Greenfield, Ohio.

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8 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Snooks Eaglin died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 72 years old. (2009)
Ford Eaglin, Jr. was born January 21, 1937 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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4 years ago, Rocker Kevin Ayers died in Montolieu, France. He was 68 years old. (2013)
He was born August 16, 1944 in Herne Bay, Kent, England.

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4 years ago, Singer Damon Harris died in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 62 years old. (2013)
Otis Robert Harris, Jr. was born July 17, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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1 year ago, Musician Paul Gordon died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 52 years old. (2016)
Paul Christian Gordon was born during 1963 in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Drummer Clyde Stubblefield died in Madison, Wisconsin. He was 73 years old. (2017)
He was born April 18, 1943 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.



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