September 29


121 years ago, Banjoist Clarence Tom Ashley was born in Bristol, Tennessee. (1895)
Clarence Ashley died June 2, 1967 in Shouns, Tennessee. He was 71 years old.

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109 years ago, "America’s Favorite Singing Cowboy" Orvon Gene Autry was born in Tioga Springs, Texas. (1907)
Gene Autry died October 2, 1998 in Studio City, California. He was 91 years old.

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106 years ago, Western Swing Guitarist Bill Boyd was born in Ladonia, Texas. (1910)
He died December 7, 1977 in Dallas, Texas. He was 67 years old.

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99 years ago, Guitarist Dennis Sandole was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1917)
He died October 7, 2000 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 87 years old.

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87 years ago, Clarinetist Rolf Kuhn was born in Cologne, Germany. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rolf!

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86 years ago, Guitarist William Everett Strange was born in Long Beach, California. (1930)
Billy Strange died February 23, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 81 years old.

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85 years ago, Actress Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was born in Malmö, Sweden. (1931)
Anita Ekberg died January 11, 2015 in Rocca di Papa, Italy. She wqas 83 years old.

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83 years ago, Bassist Edward McKinley Shonk was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1933)
Edd Shonk died July 18, 2004 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 70 years old.

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82 years ago, Bluesman Robert Willis was born in Cabiness, Georgia. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chick Willis!

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81 years ago, Rock n' Roller Jerry Lee Lewis was born in Ferriday, Louisiana. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to "The Killer"!

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79 years ago, Guitarist Joe Hughes was born in Houston, Texas. (1937)
Joe "Guitar" Hughes died May 20, 2003 in Houston, Texas. He was 65 years old.

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77 years ago, Songwriter Tommy Boyce was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. (1939)
He committed suicide November 23, 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 55 years old.

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77 years ago, Flatpicking Guitarist Deacon Dan Crary was born in Kansas. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan Crary!

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77 years ago, Bassist Sherman Holmes was born in Plainfield, N.J. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sherman!

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74 years ago, Jazz Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty was born in Avranches, France. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jean Luc!

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72 years ago, Soul Singer Tommy Tate was born in Homestead, Florida. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tommy!

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70 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Nick Taylor was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1946)
He died March 15, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 63 years old.

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68 years ago, Guitarist Mark Farner was born in Flint, Michigan. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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68 years ago, Drummer John Stephen French was born in San Bernardino, California. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to John French!

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68 years ago, Clarinetist Theodor Franz Jörgensmann was born in Bottrop, Germany. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Theo Jörgensmann!

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68 years ago, Guitarist Mike Pinera was born in Tampa, Florida. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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66 years ago, Fiddler Alvin Crow was born in Oklahoma. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alvin!

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64 years ago, Trumpeter Roy Sinclair Campbell Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California. (1952)
Roy Campbell died January 9, 2014 in The Bronx, N.Y. He was 61 years old.

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62 years ago, Singer Mari Macmillan Ramsay Wilson was born in Neasden, London, England. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mari Wilson!

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60 years ago, Singer Suzzy Roche was born in New York, N.Y. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Suzzy"!

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55 years ago, Pianist Dave Kikoski was born in Miltown, N.J. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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54 years ago, Blues Singer Ann Cook died in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was 59 years old. (1962)
She was born May 10, 1903 in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

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53 years ago, Bassist Les Claypool was born in Richmond, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Les!

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43 years ago, Guitarist Dannick Dupelle was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dannick!

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32 years ago, Singer Geater Davis died in Dallas, Texas. He was 38 years old. (1984)
Vernon Davis was born January 29, 1946 in Kountze, Texas.

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26 years ago, Drummer Freddie Kohlman died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 72 years old. (1990)
Fred Kohlman was born August 25, 1918 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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21 years ago, Pianist Seger Pillot Ellis died in Houston, Texas. He was 91 years old. (1995)
He was born July 4, 1904 in Houston, Texas.

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15 years ago, Bluesman Rock Bottom died in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 53 years old. (2001)
David Clark York was born May 6, 1948 in Brookville, Indiana.

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14 years ago, Pianist Ellis Larkins died in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 79 years old. (2002)
Ellis Lane Larkins was born May 15, 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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14 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter Mickey Newbury died in Vida, Oregon. He was 62 years old. (2002)
Milton Sim Newbury, Jr. was born May 19, 1940 in Houston, Texas.

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13 years ago, Country Musician Wesley Tuttle died in Sylmar, California. He was 85 years old. (2003)
He was born December 30, 1917 in Lamar, Colorado.

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5 years ago, Rockabilly Singer/Motorcycle Shop Owner Erik "Hi Fi" Kish died in a Chicago, Illinois motorcycle crash. He was 51 years old. (2011)
Erik Kish was born during 1960 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Mickey Baker and Sylvia Vanderpool

5 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Producer Sylvia Robinson died in Secaucus, New Jersey. She was 75 years old. (2011)
Sylvia Vanderpool was born March 6, 1936 in New York, N.Y.

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1 year ago, Saxophonist Phil Woods died in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He was 83 years old. (2015)
Philip Wells Woods was born November 2, 1931 in Springfield, Massachussetts.


September 28


116 years ago, Cajun Musician Joseph Falcon was born in Rayne, Louisiana. (1900)
He died November 19, 1965 in Crowley, Louisiana. He was 65 years old.

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Ed Sullivan with Topo Gigo

115 years ago, Television Host Edward Vincent Sullivan was born in Manhattan, NY. (1901)
Ed Sullivan died October 13, 1974 in New York, N.Y. He was 73 years old.

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106 years ago, Bluesman Houston Stackhouse was born in Wesson, Mississippi. (1910)
He died September 23, 1980 in Houston, Texas. He was 69 years old.

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99 years ago, Country Musician Jim Boyd was born in Ladonia, Texas. (1914)
He died March 11, 1993 in Dallas, Texas. He was 78 years old.

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93 years ago, Naphtali Kupferberg of The Fugs was born in New York, N.Y. (1923)
Tuli Kupferberg died July 12, 2010 in New York, N.Y. He was 86 years old.

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91 years ago, Guitarist Billy Grammer was born in Benton, Illinois. (1925)
He died August 10, 2011 in Benton, Illinois. He was 85 years old.

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88 years ago, Blues Singer Cora Walton was born in Millington, Tennessee. (1928)
Koko Taylor died June 3, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. She was 80 years old.

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87 years ago, Pianist Morris Nanton was born in Perth Amboy, N.J. (1929)
He died November 15, 2009 in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old.

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86 years ago, Country Singer John Wesley Mathis was born in Maude, Texas. (1930)
He died September 27, 2011 in Cornersville, Tennessee. He was 80 years old.

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87 years ago, Country Singer Leonard Raymond Sipes was bornin Bethany, Oklahoma. (1930)
Tommy Collins died March 14, 2000 in AshlandCity, Tennessee. He was 69 years old.

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85 years ago, Saxophonist John E. Gilmore was born in Summit, Mississippi. (1931)
John Gilmore died August 20, 1995 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 63 years old.

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84 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Political Activist Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez was born in Chillán Viejo, Chile. (1932)
Victor Jara was brutally murdered September 15, 1973 in Santiago, Chile. He was 40 years old.

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82 years ago, Brigitte Bardot was born in Paris, France. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brigitte!

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81 years ago, Saxophonist Bent Jćdig was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1935)
He died June 9, 2004 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was 68 years old.

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78 years ago, Singer Benjamin Earl Nelson was born in Henderson, North Carolina. (1938)
Ben E. King died April 30, 2015 in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was 76 years old.

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78 years ago, Saxophonist Ray Warleigh was born in Sydney, Australia. (1938)
He died September 21, 2015 in England. He was 76 years old.

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76 years ago, Bassist Norris Jones was born in Atlanata, Georgia. (1940)
Sirone died October 21, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. He was 69 years old.

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76 years ago, Trumpeter Rod Mason was born in Germany. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rod!

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75 years ago, Saxophonist Mike Osborne was born in Hereford, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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75 years ago, Bluesman William Webb was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1941)
Jitterbug Webb died October 31, 1997 in San Antonio, Texas.

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74 years ago, Bluesman Edward Forehand was born in Hereford, North Carolina. (1942)
Little Buster died May 11, 2006 in Long Island, N.Y. He was 63 years old.

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74 years ago, Singer Sebastiăo Rodrigues Maia was born in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil. (1942)
Tim Maia died March 15, 1998 in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was 55 years old.

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73 years ago, Bassist Nick St. Nicholas of Steppenwolf was born in Hamburg, Germany. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nick!

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70 years ago, Singer Loyal Garner was born in Kalihi, Honolulu, Hawaii. (1946)
She died November 15, 2001 in in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was 55 years old.

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Ed Sullivan with Helen Shapiro

70 years ago, Pop Singer Helen Shapiro was born in Bethnal Green, London, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Helen!

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69 years ago, Singer/Harp Player Peter Hope-Evans was born in Brecon, Wales. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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66 years ago, Drummer Paul Burgess was born in Manchester, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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66 years ago, Bluegrass Musician Laurie Lewis was born in Long Beach, California. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Laurie!

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65 years ago, Harmonica Player Phillip Jackson was born in Oakland, California. (1951)
Norton Buffalo died October 30, 2009 in Paradise, California. He was 58 years old.

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63 years ago, Singer Kenneth M. Burke was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keni Burke!

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63 years ago, Singer James Diamond was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim Diamond!

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63 years ago, Bassist Jeff Ganz was born in Washington, D.C. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeff!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Paul Skelton was born in El Paso, Texas. (1953)
He died February 22, 2009 in Austin, Texas. He was 55 years old.

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62 years ago, Pianist Evan Lurie was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Evan!

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62 years ago, Guitarist George Lynch was born in Spokane, Washington. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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61 years ago, Pianist Kenneth David Kirkland was born in Newport, N.Y. (1955)
Kenny Kirkland was found dead November 13, 1998 in his Queens, N.Y. apartment. He was 43 years old.

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59 years ago, Zydeco Star Clayton Joseph Chenier was born in Port Arthur, Texas. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to C. J. Chenier!

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57 years ago, Country Singer Billy Montana was born in Voorheesville, N.Y. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy!

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56 years ago, Singer Heidi Stern was born in Queens, N.Y. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jennifer Rush!

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52 years ago, Harpo Marx died in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old. (1964)
Adolph Arthur Marx was born November 23, 1888 in New York, N.Y.

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51 years ago, Drummer Kenneth Robert Wilson was born in Framingham, Massachusetts. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ginger Fish!

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50 years ago, Singer Matthew King was born in Asheville, North Carolina. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt King!

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50 years ago, Band Leader Lucky Millinder died in New York, N.Y. He was 66 years old. (1966)
Lucius Venable Millinder was born August 8, 1900 in Anniston, Alabama.

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49 years ago, Singer Moon Unit Zappa was born in New York, N.Y. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Moon Zappa!

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48 years ago, Singer Sean Levert was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1968)
He died March 30, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 39 years old.

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48 years ago, DJ Dewey Phillips died in Millington, Tennessee. He was 42 years old. (1968)
He was born May 13, 1926 near Adamsville, Tennessee.

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45 years ago, Singer/Pianist Adrian James Croce was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to A.J. Croce!

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44 years ago, The "Hawaiian Guitar Wizard" Casey Bill Weldon died in Kansas City, Missouri. (1972)
William Weldon was born December 10, 1909 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

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41 years ago, Country SingerAmanda Carol Barnett was born in Crossville, Tennessee. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mandy Barnett!

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28 years ago, Guitarist/Ukelele Player Brittni Kahealani Paiva was born in Hilo, Hawaii. (1988)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brittni Paiva!

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25 years ago, The "Prince of Darkness", Trumpeter Miles Davis died in Santa Monica, California. He was 65 years old. (1991)
Miles Dewey Davis III was born May 26, 1926 in Alton, Illinois.

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23 years ago, Saxophonist Fraser MacPherson died in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was 64 years old. (1993)
He was born April 10, 1928 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada.

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Leonard Dillon, Stephen Taylor and Melvin Reed

5 years ago, Reggae Singer Leonard Dillon died in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 68 years old. (2011)
He was born December 9, 1942 in Port Antonio, Jamaica.

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4 years ago, Trombonist Eddie Bert died in Danbury, Connecticut. He was 90 years old. (2012)
Edward Joseph Bertolatus was born May 16, 1922 in Yonkers, N.Y.

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1 year ago, Singer Frankie Ford died in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He was 76 years old. (2015)
Vincent Francis Guzzo was born August 4, 1939 in Gretna, Louisiana.


September 27


118 years ago, Songwriter Vincent Youmans was born in New York, N.Y. (1898)
He died of tuberculosis April 5, 1946 in Denver, Colorado. He was 47 years old.

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The Teddy Brannon Trio

100 years ago, Pianist Humphrey "Teddy" Brannon was born in Moultrie, Georgia. (1916)
Teddy Brannon died February 24, 1989 in Newark, New Jersey. He was 72 years old.

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94 years ago, Pianist Sammy Benskin was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1922)
He died August 26, 1992 in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was 69 years old.

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92 years ago, Pianist Earl Rudolph Powell was born in New York, N.Y. (1924)
Bud Powell died August 1, 1966 in New York, N.Y. He was 41 years old.

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91 years ago, Dobro Artist Burkett Howard Graves was born in Tellico Plains,Tennessee. (1925)
Uncle Josh Graves died September 30, 2006 in Nashville,Tennessee. He was 81 years old.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist Henry J. Levy was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1927)
Hank Levy died September 18, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 73 years old.

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89 years ago, Bluesman George Mayweather was born in Tilly's Mills, Alabama. (1927)
"Earring" George Mayweather died February 12, 1995 in Boston, Massachussetts. He was 67 years old.

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

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85 years ago, Pop Singer Franz Eugen Helmut Manfred Nidl was born in Niederfladnitz Austria. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Freddy Quinn!

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82 years ago, Trumpeter Ib Glindemann was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ib!

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80 years ago, Soul Train Host Donald Cortez Cornelius was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1936)
Don Cornelius died February 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old.

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80 years ago, Vibraphonist Lars Erstrand was born in Uppsala, Sweden. (1936)
He died March 11, 2009 in Uppsala, Sweden. He was 72 years old.

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79 years ago, Trumpeter Guido Basso was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Guido!

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76 years ago, Jazz Pianist Michael Anthony Nock was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Nock!

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76 years ago, Singer Harvey Scales was born in Osceola, Arkansas. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harvey!

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75 years ago, David Allen Stitch was born in Houston, Texas. (1941)
"Color Blind" Dave Allen died April 28, 1985 in Houston, Texas. He was 43 years old.

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Leon Russell, Duck Dunn, Freddie King and Don Nix

75 years ago, Don Nix was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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74 years ago, Singer Bernard William Jewry was born in Muswell Hill, London, England. (1942)
Alvin Stardust died October 23, 2014 in Ifold, West Sussex, England. He was 72 years old.

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73 years ago, Guitarist Randy Bachman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Randy!

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73 years ago, Bassist Bob Curiano was born in England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob Nouveau!

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69 years ago, Singer/Actor Marvin Lee Aday was born in Dallas, Texas. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Meat Loaf!

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69 years ago, Singer Barbara Ruth Dickson was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara Dickson!

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68 years ago, Drummer Russell Kunkel was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Russ Kunkel!

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66 years ago, Singer Janet Frances Jacobs was born in New York, N.Y. (1950)
Jeannette Jacobs died January 1, 1982. She was 32 years old.

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Colin Hay and Greg Ham

63 years ago, Saxophonist Gregory Norman Ham was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (1953)
Greg Ham was found dead April 26, 2012 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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63 years ago, Bassist Robbie Shakespeare was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robbie!

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62 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Dougie MacLean was born in Kinross, Scotland. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dougie!

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62 years ago, Bluesman Larry Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mud Morganfield!

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60 years ago, Harmonica Player/Club Owner/Producer Bob Corritore was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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58 years ago, Pop Singer/Actor Shaun Paul Cassidy was born in Los Angeles, California. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shaun Cassidy!

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Alan Munde, Gene Wooten, Billy Joe Foster and Roland White

55 years ago, Fiddler Billy Joe Foster was born in Oklahoma. (1961)
He died January 23. 2013 in Oklahoma. He was 51 years old.

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52 years ago, Guitarist Stephan Jenkins was born in Indio, California. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stephan!

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52 years ago, Drummer Matt Wilson was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt!

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44 years ago, Singer Lhasa de Sela was born in Big Indian, N.Y. (1972)
She died January 1, 2010 in Montreal, Canada. She was 37 years old.

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Photograph by Astrid Kirchherr

44 years ago, Rocker Rory Storm committed suicide in Liverpool, England. He was 32 years old. (1972)
Alan Caldwell was born July 7, 1940 in Liverpool, England.

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Jerry Waller, Unknown, Birch Monroe and Charlie Monroe

41 years ago, Bluegrass Guitarist Charlie Monroe died in Reidville, Kentucky. He was 72 years old. (1975)
He was born June 4, 1903 in Rosine, Kentucky.

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38 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Carolina Kuyek was born in Kitsman, Chernivtsi oblast, Ukraine. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ani Lorak!

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37 years ago, Guitarist Jimmy McCulloch died of a drug related heart failure in London, England. He was 26 years old. (1979)
He was born June 4, 1953 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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32 years ago, Singer Avril Ramona Lavigne was born in Napanee,Ontario, Canada. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Avril Lavigne!

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28 years ago, Drummer J. C. Heard died in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was 70 years old. (1988)
James Charles Heard was born October 8, 1917 in Dayton, Ohio.

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25 years ago, Sierra Dawn Hull was born in Byrdstown, Tennessee. (1991)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sierra Hull!

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Michael Harris, Louis Satterfield and Donald Myrick

12 years ago, Bassist Louis Satterfield died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 67 years old. (2004)
He was born April 3, 1937 in Shaw, Mississippi.

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6 years ago, Trombonist Buddy Morrow died in Maitland, Florida. He was 91 years old. (2010)
Muni Zudekoff was born February 8, 1919 in New Haven, Connecticutt.

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5 years ago, Country Singer John Wesley Mathis died in Cornersville, Tennessee. He was 80 years old. (2011)
He was born September 28, 1930 in Maude, Texas.

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Johnnie Wright and Jack Anglin

5 years ago, Country Singer Johnnie Wright died in Madison, Tennessee. He was 97 years old. (2011)
Johnnie Robert Wright was born May 13, 1914 in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

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4 years ago, Motown Producer Frank Wilson died in Pasadena, California. He was 71 years old. (2012)
Frank Edward Wilson was born December 5, 1940 in Houston, Texas.

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3 years ago, Guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves died in Los Angeles, California. He was 73 years old. (2013)
He was born May 15, 1940 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

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1 year ago, Saxophonist Wilton Felder died in Houston, Texas. He was 75 years old. (2015)
Wilton Lewis Felder was born August 31, 1940 in Houston, Texas.


September 26


122 years ago, "The Original Radio Girl" Vaughn De Leath was born in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois. (1894)
She died May 28, 1943 in Buffalo, N.Y. She was 48 years old.

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118 years ago, Composer Jacob Gershvin was born in New York, N.Y. (1898)
George Gershwin died of a brain tumor July 11, 1937 in Beverly Hills, California. He was 38 years old.

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116 years ago, Bandleader Ray Kinney was born in Hilo, Hawaii. (1900)
He died February 1, 1972 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 71 years old.

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115 years ago, Bandleader Wilfred Theodore Weymes was born in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania. (1901)
Ted Weems died May 6, 1963 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 61 years old.

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104 years ago, Guitarist Rene Hall was born in Morgan City, Louisiana. (1912)
He died February 11, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old.

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93 years ago, Rockabilly Pianist Merrill Moore was born in Algona, Iowa. (1923)
He died June 14, 2000 in San Diego, California. He was 76 years old.

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92 years ago, Saxophonist Bob Jennings was born in Liberty, Tennessee. (1924)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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91 years ago, Country Singer/Guitarist Martin David Robinson was born in Glendale, Arizona. (1925)
Marty Robbins died December 8, 1982 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 57 years old.

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

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90 years ago, Singer/Actress Gayle Peck was born in Santa Rosa, California. (1926)
Julie London died October 18, 2000 in Encino, California. She was 74 years old.

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89 years ago, Pianist Romano Mussolini was born in Carpena di Forll, Italy. (1927)
He died February 3, 2006 in Rome, Italy. He was 78 years old.

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George Chambers, Brian Keenan, Willie Chambers, Joseph Chambers and Lester Chambers

85 years ago, Singer George Chambers was born in Flora, Mississippi. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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82 years ago, Saxophonist Richard Malden Heckstall-Smith was born in Ludlow, England. (1934)
Dick Heckstall-Smith died December 17, 2004 in London, England. He was 70 years old.

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79 years ago, Floyd August Guilbeau was born in Sunset, Louisiana. (1937)
Gib Guilbeau died April 12, 2016 in Palmdale, California. He was 78 years old.

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79 years ago, Blues Singer Bessie Smith died in a Clarksdale, Mississippi car crash. She was 43 years old. (1937)
She was born April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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76 years ago, Alto Saxophonist Gary Lee Bartz was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary Bartz!

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Jesse Colin Young, Joe Bauer and Lowell Levinger

75 years ago, Drummer Joe Bauer was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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75 years ago, Country Musician David Frizzell was born in El Dorado, Arkansas. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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71 years ago, Composer Béla Bartók died in New York, N.Y. He was 64 years old. (1945)
Béla Viktor János Bartók was born March 25, 1881 in Sânnicolau Mare, Romania.

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71 years ago, Singer Maria da Graça Costa Penna Burgos was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gal Costa!

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71 years ago, Singer Bryan Ferry was born in Washington, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bryan!

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71 years ago, Singer William Jackie Payne was born in Athens, Georgia. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jackie Payne!

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70 years ago, "Chord Chemist" Guitarist Ted Greene was born in Los Angeles, California. (1946)
He died July 23, 2005 in Encino, California. He was 58 years old.

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70 years ago, Drummer Ian Wallace was born in Bury, England. (1946)
He died February 22, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. He was 60 years old.

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69 years ago, Singer Lynn Rene Anderson was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. (1947)
Lynn Anderson died July 30, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 67 years old.

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68 years ago, Pop Singer Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Olivia!

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

68 years ago, Bassist Tiran Porter of the Doobie Brothers was born in Hawthorne, California. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tiran!

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67 years ago, Country Singer Michael Ray Martin was born in Texarkana, Arkansas. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martin Delray!

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67 years ago, Singer Wendy June Saddington was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (1949)
Gandharvika Dasi died June 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She was 63 years old.

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65 years ago, Stuart MacIntosh was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stuart Tosh!

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64 years ago, Bassist Mark Dresser was born in Los Angeles, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Vic Juris was born in Parsippany, N.J. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vic!

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63 years ago, Singer Dolores Keane was born in Sylane, County Galway, Ireland. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dolores!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Craig Chaquico was born in Sacramento, California. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Craig!

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62 years ago, Keyboardist James Pugh was born in New York, N.Y. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim Pugh!

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62 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos was born in Hermosillo, Mexico. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cesar!

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61 years ago, Rebecca Carlene Smith was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carlene Carter!

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56 years ago, Country Singer Douglas Anderson Supernaw was born in Bryan, Texas. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug Supernaw!

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54 years ago, Guitarist Al Pitreli was born in New York. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Al!

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54 years ago, Singer Tracey Anne Thorn was born in Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tracey Thorn!

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52 years ago, Singer Nicola Sharon French was born in Carlisle, Cumbria, England. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nicki French!

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49 years ago, Singer Richard Shannon Hoon was born in Lafayette, Indiana. (1967)
Shannon Hoon died October 21, 1995 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 28 years old.

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43 years ago, Trumpeter Nicholas Payton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.(1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nicholas!

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40 years ago, Bluesman L. C. "Good Rockin'" Robinson died in Berkeley, California. He was 58 years old. (1976)
Lewis Charles Robinson was born May 13, 1918 in Austin County, Texas.

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Jr. Parker, Hamp Simmons, Jimmy Johnson, Eugene Ballow, Pat Hare
(Kneeling) Bobby Bland and Joe Fritz

36 years ago, Guitarist Pat Hare died in prison in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was 49 years old. (1980)
He was born December 20, 1930 in Cherry Valley, Arkansas.

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32 years ago, Drummer Shelly Manne died in Los Angeles, California. He was 64 years old. (1984)
Sheldon Manne was born June 11, 1920 in New York, N.Y.

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30 years ago, Singer Alysha Brooke was born in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. (1986)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alysha!

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28 years ago, Calypso Singer Lord Melody died in Port Of Spain, Trinidad. He was 63 years old. (1988)
Fitzroy Alexander was born during 1926 in San Fernando, Trinidad.

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18 years ago, Singer Betty Carter died of cancer in Brooklyn, New York. She was 68 years old. (1998)
Lillie Mae Jones was born May 16, 1930 in Flint, Michigan.

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16 years ago, Guitarist Baden Powell died in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was 63 years old. (2000)
Roberto Baden Powell de Aquino was born August 6, 1937 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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13 years ago, Guitarist Shawn Lane died following lung surgery in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 40 years old. (2003)
He was born March 21, 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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13 years ago, Singer Robert Palmer died in Paris, France. He was 54 years old. (2003)
Robert Alan Palmer was born January 19, 1949 in Batley, England.

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7 years ago, Singer/Fiddler Amy Farris died in Los Angeles, California. She was 40 years old. (2009)
She was born October 20, 1968 in Austin, Texas.

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5 years ago, Singer Jessy Dixon died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 73 years old. (2011)
He was born March 12, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas.

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5 years ago, Trumpeter Uan Rasey died in Woodland Hills, California. He was 90 years old. (2011)
He was born August 21, 1921 in Glasgow, Montana.


September 25


122 years ago, Producer J. Mayo Williams was born in Monmouth, Illinois. (1894)
He died January 2, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 86 years old.

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114 years ago, Saxophonist Garvin Bushell was born in Springfield, Ohio. (1902)
He died October 31, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 89 years old.

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110 years ago, Composer Dmitri Shostakovich was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. (1906)
He died August 9, 1975 in Moscow, Russia. He was 68 years old.

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106 years ago, Blueswoman Rosa Lee Hill was born in Como, Mississippi. (1910)
She died October 22, 1968 in Senatobia, Mississippi. She was 58 years old.

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97 years ago, Drummer Rossiere Wilson was born in Yonkers, N.Y. (1919)
Shadow Wilson died July 11, 1959 in New York, N.Y. He was 39 years old.

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93 years ago, Saxophonist Sam Carthorne Rivers was born in El Reno, Oklahoma. (1923)
Sam Rivers died December 26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. He was 88 years old.

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86 years ago, Bluesman Jesse Austin was born in Longwood, Mississippi. (1930)
Jesse "Wild Bill" Austin died March 22, 1996 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was 65 years old.

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86 years ago, Songwriter Sheldon Allan Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1930)
Shel Silverstein died May 10, 1999 in Key West, Florida. He was 68 years old.

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83 years ago, Singer Erik Darling was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1933)
He died August 3, 2008 in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was 74 years old.

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83 years ago, Ian Dawson Tyson was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian Tyson!

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81 years ago, Saxophonist Roland Alexander was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1935)
He died June 14, 2006 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 70 years old.

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81 years ago, Singer Royce Kendall was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1935)
He died May 22, 1998 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was 62 years old.

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80 years ago, Bluesman Roosevelt Barnes was born in Longwood, Mississippi. (1936)
Booba Barnes died of cancer April 2, 1996 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 59 years old.

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79 years ago, Drummer Horace Emmanuel Arnold was born in Wayland, Kentucky. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Horacee Arnold!

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79 years ago, Musician Michael Clement Irving Gibbs was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Gibbs!

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Jayotis Washington, Jimmy Hayes, Jerry Lawson, Herbert "Toubo" Rhoad and Joe Russell

77 years ago, Singer Joe Russell was born in Virginia. (1939)
"Sweet" Joe Russell died May 5, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. He was 72 years old.

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76 years ago, Soul Singer Wade Flemons was born in Coffeyville, Kansas. (1940)
He died October 13, 1993 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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74 years ago, Soul Singer George Perkins was born in Denham Springs, Louisiana. (1942)
He died April 17, 2013 in Hammond, Louisiana.

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74 years ago, Drummer Antonio Salas was born in San Francisco, California. (1942)
Billy Mundi died March 29, 2014. He was 72 years old.

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74 years ago, Keyboardist John Taylor was born in Manchester, England. (1942)
He died July 17, 2015 in Angers, France. He was 72 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Jules Alexander was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary Alexander!

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73 years ago, Keyboardist John Locke was born in Los Angeles, California. (1943)
He died August 4, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. He was 62 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Owen McIntyre was born in Lennoxtown, Scotland. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Onnie McIntyre!

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71 years ago, Singer Delia Mae Warrick was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1945)
Dee Dee Warwick died October 18, 2008 in South Orange, New Jersey. She was 63 years old.

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70 years ago, Guitarist Bryan MacLean was born in Los Angeles, California. (1946)
He died of a heart attack December 25, 1998 in Los Angeles, California. He was 52 years old.

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69 years ago, Singer/Guitarist John Fiddler was born in Darlaston, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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68 years ago, Singer Kathryn Marie McDonald was born in Washington state. (1948)
Kathi McDonald died October 3, 2012 inin Seattle, Washington. She was 64 years old.

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68 years ago, Saxophonist William Pierce was born in Hampton, Virginia. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Pierce!

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67 years ago, Saxophonist Steve Mackay was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (1949)
He died October 10, 2015 in Daly City, California. He was 66 years old.

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67 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Eric Taylor was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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65 years ago, Drummer Burleigh Drummond was born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Burleigh!

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65 years ago, Polka Star Jimmy Sturr was born in Florida, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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63 years ago, Richard Harvey was born in London, England. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard!

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61 years ago, Bassist Steven John Bailey was born in Highgate, London, England. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steven Severin!

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61 years ago, Adelmo Fornaciari was born in Reggio, Emilia, Italy. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Zucchero Fornaciari!

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57 years ago, Saxophonist Bradford Hayes was born in Petersburg, Virginia. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bradford!

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54 years ago, Saxophonist Craig Handy was born in Oakland, California. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Craig!

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52 years ago, Organist Barbara Dennerlein was born in Munich, Germany. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara!

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49 years ago, Violinist Stuff Smith died in Munich, Germany. He was 58 years old. (1967)
Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith was born August 14, 1909 in Portsmouth, Ohio.

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47 years ago, Guitarist Ronald Jay Blumenthal was born in New York, N.Y. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bumblefoot!

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46 years ago, Guitarist Michael "Mickey" Melchiondo, Jr. was born in New Hope, Pennsylvania. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dean Ween!

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44 years ago, Guitarist Paul Tutmarc died in Seattle, Washington. He was 76 years old. (1972)
Paul H. Tutmarc, Jr. was born May 29, 1896 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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42 years ago, Guitarist Daniel Alexander Kessler was born in London, England. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Daniel Kessler!

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41 years ago, Trumpeter Reuben Reeves died in New York, N.Y. He was 69 years old. (1975)
He was born October 25, 1905 in Evansville, Indiana.

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36 years ago, Drummer John Bonham died of alcoholism in Windsor, England. He was 32 years old. (1980)
John Henry Bonham was born May 31, 1948 in Birmingham, England.

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35 years ago, Guitarist Shane Tutmarc was born in Seattle, Washington. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shane!

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22 years ago, Bandleader Gustav Brom died in Brno, Czechoslovakia. He was 74 years old. (1995)
Gustav Frkal was born May 22, 1921 in Veľké Leváre.

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19 years ago, Singer Hélčne Baillargeon died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She was 81 years old. (1997)
She was born August 28, 1916 in Saint-Martin, Quebec, Canada.

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Brian Knight and Geoff Bradford

15 years ago, Guitarist Brian Knight died of cancer in London, England. He was 61 years old. (2001)
He was born October 14, 1939 in London, England.

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11 years ago, Pianist George Arvanitas died in Paris, France. He was 74 years old. (2005)
He was born June 13, 1931 in Marseilles, France.

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11 years ago, "Milwaukee's Favorite Princess of the Piano" Dawn Koreen died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was 78 years old. (2005)
Dawn Koreen Brings was born sometime during 1927 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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7 years ago, Bluesman Alex "Easy Baby" Randall died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 75 years old. (2009)
"Easy Baby" was born August 3, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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4 years ago, Songwriter Billy Barnes died in Los Angeles, California. He was 85 years old. (2012)
He was born January 27, 1927 in Los Angeles, California.

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4 years ago, Pop Singer Andy Williams died in Branson, Missouri. He was 84 years old. (2012)
Howard Andrew Williams was born December 3, 1927 in Wall Lake, Iowa.

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3 years ago, "The Supersonic Guitar Man" Billy Mure died in Sebastian, Florida. He was 97 years old. (2013)
He was born July 7, 1917 in New York, N.Y.

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Country Singer Jean Shepard died in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 82 years old. (2016)
Ollie Imogene Shepard was born November 21, 1933 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.


September 24


123 years ago, Bluesman Lemon Henry Jefferson was born in Coutchman, Texas. (1893)
Blind Lemon Jefferson died December 19, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 36 years old.

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111 years ago, Pianist Meade Anderson Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1905)
Meade Lux Lewis died June 7, 1964 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 58 years old.

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103 years ago, Singer/Actor Umberto Alexander Valentino was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1913)
Herb Jeffries died May 25, 2014 in Woodland Hills, California. He was 100 years old.

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94 years ago, Percussionist Jack Costanzo was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1922)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jack!

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93 years ago, Trumpeter Theodore Navarro was born in Key West, Florida. (1923)
Fats Navarro died of tuberculosis July 7, 1950 in New York, N.Y. He was 26 years old.

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92 years ago, Bluesman Alden Bunn was born in Wilson, North Carolina. (1924)
Tarheel Slim died August 21, 1977 in the Bronx, New York. He was 53 years old.

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87 years ago, Clarinetist John Wallace Carter was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. (1929)
John Carter died March 31, 1991 in Inglewood, California. He was 60 years old.

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83 years ago, Guitarist Nelson Symonds was born in Hammond's Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada. (1933)
He died October 11, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was 75 years old.

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83 years ago, Ventures Drummer Mel Taylor was born in Brooklyn, New York. (1933)
He died of lung cancer August 11, 1996 in Los Angeles, California. He was 62 years old.

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81 years ago, Singer James Shane Sheppard was born in Queens, New York. (1935)
James "Shep" Sheppard was found murdered in his car January 24, 1970 on New York's Long Island Expressway. He was 34 years old.

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80 years ago, Bassist Willie Kent was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi. (1936)
He died March 2, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 70 years old.

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78 years ago, Singer/Musician Kawai Cockett was born in Pukoo, Molokai, Hawaii. (1938)
He died September 20, 2006 in Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii. He was 67 years old.

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78 years ago, Saxophonist Steven Douglas Kreisman was born in Hollywood, California. (1938)
Steve Douglas died April 19, 1993 in Los Angeles, California. He was 54 years old.

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77 years ago, Trombonist Wayne Henderson was born in Houston, Texas. (1939)
He died April 4, 2014 in Culver City, California. He was 74 years old.

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77 years ago, R&B Singer Charles Arnold Turner was born in Fairmount, West Virginia. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sonny Turner!

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Barbara Allbutt, Peggy Santiglia and Phyllis Allbutt

76 years ago, Singer Barbara Allbutt was born in Orange, New Jersey. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara!

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76 years ago, Singer Mamie Louise Davis was born in Erwin, Mississippi. (1940)
Marie Galore Davis died of a stroke October 6, 2001 in Greenville, Mississippi. She was 61 years old.

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75 years ago, Linda Louise Eastman was born in New York, N.Y. (1941)
Linda McCartney died of breast cancer April 17, 1998 in Santa Barbara, California. She was 56 years old.

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Barbara Allbutt, Peggy Santiglia and Phyllis Allbutt

74 years ago, Singer Phyllis Allbutt was born in Orange, New Jersey. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Phyllis!

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74 years ago, Singer Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers was born in Liverpool, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gerry!

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70 years ago, Guitarist Jerry Donahue was born in Manhattan, New York, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry!

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70 years ago, Bassist Carson Van Osten was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1946)
He died December 22, 2015 in Thousand Oaks, California. He was 70 years old.

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67 years ago, Guitarist William A. Connors was born in Los Angeles, California. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Connors!

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67 years ago, Vocalist/Guitarist Rebecca Kilgore was born in Waltham, Massachusetts. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Becky Kilgore!

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64 years ago, Bassist Mark Sandman was born in Newton, Massachusetts. (1952)
He died July 3, 1999 in Palestrina, Italy. He was 46 years old.

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62 years ago, Vibraphonist Jay Hoggard was born in Washington, D.C. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jay!

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47 years ago, Country Musician Marty Mitchell was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marty!

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38 years ago, Singer/Actress Ruth Etting died in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was 81 years old. (1978)
She was born November 23, 1896 in David City, Nebraska.

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27 years ago, Natassia Gail Zolot was born in San Francisco, California. (1989)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kreayshawn!

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26 years ago, Guitarist Mitch Laddie was born in the North East of England. (1990)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mitch!

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22 years ago, Bluesman Dalton Reed died of heart failure in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 42 years old. (1994)
He was born August 23, 1951 in Cade, Louisiana.

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20 years ago, Singer Larry Hall died in Oregon. He was 57 years old. (1997)
Lawrence Kendall was born June 30, 1940 in Hamlett, Ohio.

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14 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Tim Rose died in London, England. He was 62 years old. (2002)
Timothy Alan Patrick Rose was born September 23, 1940 in Washington, D.C.

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13 years ago, Country Star Rosalie Allen died in Van Nuys, California. She was 79 years old. (2003)
Julie Marlene Bedra was born June 27, 1924 in Old Forge, Pennsylvania.

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Vernell and Henry Townsend

10 years ago, Bluesman Henry Townsend died in Mequon, Wisconsin. He was 96 years old. (2006)
He was born October 27, 1909 in Shelby, Mississippi.

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Zydeco Musician Buckwheat Zydeco died in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was 68 years old. (2016)
Stanley Dural, Jr. was born November 14, 1947 in Lafayette, Louisiana.


September 23


149 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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133 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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111 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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109 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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96 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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95 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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90 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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89 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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88 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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87 years ago, Drummer/Singer Dottie Dodgion was born in Brea, California. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dottie!

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87 years ago, Musician/Songwriter Wallace Victor Whyton was born in London, England. (1929)
Wally Whyton died January 22, 1997 in London, England. He was 67 years old.

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86 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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86 years ago, Singer Irene Reid was born in Savannah, Georgia. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Irene!

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84 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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82 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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81 years ago, Keyboardist Les McCann was born in Lexington, Kentucky. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Les!

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81 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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78 years ago, Saxophonist Gerd Dudek was born in Gross Dobern, Germany. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gerd!

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

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77 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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77 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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76 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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75 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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75 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

74 years ago, Flautist Jeremy Steig was born in New York, N.Y. (1942)
He died April 13, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. He was 73 years old.

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73 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

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

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73 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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71 years ago, Drummer Ron Bushy was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron!

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70 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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Bob Raymond, Jerry Corbetta, Bob Webber and Rob MacVittie

69 years ago, Singer Jerry Corbetta was born in Denver, Colorado. (1947)
He died September 16, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. He was 68 years old.

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69 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

69 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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69 years ago, Singer/Actress Mary Kay Place was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mary Kay!

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68 years ago, Guitarist Dangerous Dan Toler was born in Connersville, Indiana. (1948)
He died February 25, 2013 in Sarasota, Florida. He was 65 years old.

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

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

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65 years ago, Guitarist Steven Anthony Springer was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (1951)
Steven Springer died September 10, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was 60 years old.

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

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58 years ago, Danielle Dax was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Danielle!

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49 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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46 years ago, "Righteous Babe" Ani DiFranco was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ani!

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45 years ago, Bassist Ingebrigt Hĺker Flaten was born in Oppdal, Norway. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ingebrigt!

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

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44 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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42 years ago, Drummer Robbie McIntosh died in Los Angeles, California. He was 24 years old. (1974)
Robert Broderick James McIntosh was born May 6, 1950 in Dundee, England.

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39 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Rachael Yamagata was born in Arlington, Virginia. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rachael!

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36 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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29 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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21 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

12 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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10 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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10 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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9 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.

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Singer/Guitarist Guy Cruz died in Hilo, Hawaii. He was 49 years old. (2016)
He was born during 1967 in Palolo Valley, Honolulu, Hawaii.



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