February 14


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123 years ago, Musician John Henry Bradford was born in Montgomery, Alabama. (1893)
Perry Bradford died April 20, 1970 in New York, N.Y. He was 77 years old.

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117 years ago, Clarinetist Campbell Arelus Tolbert was born in Calhoun Falls, S.C. (1909)
Skeets Tolbert died November 30, 2000 in Houston, Texas. He was 91 years old.

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94 years ago, New York City DJ Murray Kaufman was born in New York. N.Y. (1922)
Murray The K died February 21, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. He was 60 years old.

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91 years ago, Pianist Elliot Lawrence was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Elliot!

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86 years ago, Pianist Dwike Mitchell was born in Dunedin, Florida. (1930)
He died April 7, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 83 years old.

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82 years ago, Keyboardist Merl Saunders was born in San Mateo, California. (1934)
He died October 24, 2008 in San Mateo, California. He was 74 years old.

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Photo by Barbara McDougall

81 years ago, "Boss Brass" Rob McConnell was born in London, Ontario, Canada. (1935)
He died May 1, 2010 in London, Ontario, Canada. He was 75 years old.

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79 years ago, Bluesman Samuel Maghett was born in Grenada, Mississippi. (1937)
Magic Sam died of a heart attack December 1, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 32 years old.

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77 years ago, Country Singer Rasie Michael Bailey was born in Huguely, Alabama. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Razzy Bailey!

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75 years ago, Guitarist James George Thompkins was born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England. (1941)
Big Jim Sullivan died October 2, 2012 in West Sussex, England. He was 71 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Eric Andersen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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73 years ago, Rocker Christopher Tidmarsh was born in Middlesex, England. (1943)
Neil Christian died January 4, 2010 in England. He was 66 years old.

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73 years ago, Saxophonist Maceo Parker was born in Kinston, North Carolina. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maceo!

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71 years ago, Guitarist Victor Harvey Briggs III was born in Hampton, West London, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Antion fka Vic Briggs!

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77 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Producer Clarence Reid was born in Cochran, Georgia. (1939)
Blowfly died January 17, 2016 in Florida. He was 76 years old.

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69 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Tim Buckley was born in Washington, D.C. (1947)
He died of a heroin overdose June 29, 1975 in Santa Monica, California. He was 28 years old.

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69 years ago, Saxophonist Glenn Spearman was born in New York, N.Y. (1947)
He died of cancer October 8, 1998 in Berkeley, California. He was 51 years old.

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68 years ago, Blues Guitarist Wally Tax was born in Amsterdam. (1948)
He died April 10, 2005 in Amsterdam. He was 57 years old. .

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66 years ago, Blues Guitarist Fred Bishti was born in Beirut, Lebanon. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Otis Grand!

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65 years ago, Cajun Fiddler Michael Doucet was born in Scott, Louisiana. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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59 years ago, Drummer Tommy Campbell was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tommy!

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57 years ago, Drummer Kevin Hayes was born in San Diego, California. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kevin!

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57 years ago, Drummer Baby Dodds died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 60 years old. (1959)
Warren Dodds was born December 24, 1898 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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53 years ago, D'Wayne Higgins was born in Oakland, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to D'Wayne!

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47 years ago, Saxophonist Stefano di Battista was born in Rome, Italy. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stefano!

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44 years ago, Singer Robert Kelly Thomas was born in Landstuhl, West Germany. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rob Thomas!

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29 years ago, Guitarist Bola Sete died in Greenbrae, California. He was 63 years old. (1987)
Djalma de Andrade was born July 16, 1923 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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25 years ago, Guitarist Roy Lanham died. He was 68 years old. (1991)
Roy Howard Lanham was born January 16, 1923 in Corbin, Kentucky.

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22 years ago, Bluesman Gary "B.B." Coleman died in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 47 years old. (1994)
He was born January 1, 1947 in Paris, Texas.

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David Izenson, Ornette Coleman and Charles Moffett

19 years ago, Drummer Charles Moffett died in New York, N.Y. He was 67 years old. (1997)
He was born September 6, 1929 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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17 years ago, Rockabilly Star Buddy Knox died of cancer in Bremerton, Washington. He was 65 years old. (1999)
Wayne Knox was born July 20, 1933 in Happy, Texas.

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12 years ago, Drummer Walter Perkins died in Queens, N.Y. He was 72 years old. (2004)
He was born February 10, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois.

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11 years ago, Drummer Mick Tucker died of leukemia in Welwyn, Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. He was 54 years old. (2005)
Michael Thomas Tucker was born July 17, 1947 in Harlesden, London, England.

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7 years ago, Drummer Louie Bellson died in Los Angeles, California. He was 84 years old. (2009)
Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonion Balassoni was born July 6, 1924 in Rock Falls, Illinois.

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6 years ago, The Knack Singer/Guitarist Doug Fieger died in Woodland Hills, California. He was 57 years old. (2010)
He was born August 20, 1952 in Oak Park, Michigan.

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6 years ago, Bluesman Lil' Dave Thompson died outside of Augusta, Georgia when his van crashed on the way home from a gig. He was 40 years old. (2010)
David Lonzo Thompson was born May 21, 1969 in Hinds County, Mississippi.

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5 years ago, Pianist George Shearing died in New York, N.Y. He was 91 years old. (2011)
George Albert Shearing was born August 13, 1919 in London, England.

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4 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Dory Previn died in Southfield, Massachusetts. She was 86 years old. (2012)
Dorothy Veronica Langan was born October 22, 1925 in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

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3 years ago, Songwriter Shadow Morton died in Laguna Beach, California. He was 72 years old. (2013)
George Francis Morton was born September 3, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia.


February 13


116 years ago, Trumpeter Joseph Matthews Manone was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1900)
Wingy Manone died July 9, 1982 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 82 years old.

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113 years ago, Saxophonist Les Hite was born in Duquoin, Illinois. (1903)
He died February 6, 1962 in Santa Monica, California. He was 58 years old.

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Lena Horne & Lennie Hayton

108 years ago, Pianist Lennie Hayton was born in New York, N.Y. (1908)
He died April, 24, 1971 in Palm Springs, California. He was 63 years old.

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Chickie and Doc Williams

97 years ago, Country Singer Jessie Wanda Crupe was born. (1919)
Chickie Williams died November 18, 2007 in Wheeling, West Virginia. She was 78 years old.

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97 years ago, Singer Ernest Jennings Ford was born in Bristol, Tennessee. (1919)
Tennessee Ernie Ford died October 17, 1991 in Los Angeles, California. He was 72 years old.

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Boudleaux and Felice Bryant

96 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Boudleaux Diadorius Bryant was born in Shellman, Georgia. (1920)
Boudleaux Bryant died June 25, 1987 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was 67 years old.

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95 years ago, Saxophonist Wardell Gray was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (1921)
He died mysteriously May 25, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 34 years old.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist Roger Hill was born in Washington, D.C. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Buck Hill!

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Jim and Jesse McReynolds

89 years ago, Jim McReynolds of Jim and Jesse was born in Coeburn, Virginia. (1927)
He died December 31, 2002 in Gallatin, Tennessee. He was 75 years old.

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75 years ago, Bluesman Blind Boy Fuller died from blood poisoning in Durham, North Carolina. He was 32 years old. (1941)
Fulton Allen was born during 1908 in Wadesboro, North Carolina.

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Peter Tork and George Harrison

74 years ago, Monkee Peter Tork was born in Washington, D.C. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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72 years ago, Percussionist Remi Kabaka was born in Lagos, Nigeria. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rebop Kwaku Baah!

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71 years ago, Vocalist King Floyd III was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1945)
King Floyd died March 6, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. He was 61 years old.

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71 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Keith Nichols was born in London, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keith!

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69 years ago, Saxophonist Ferdinand Povel was born in Haarlem, Netherlands. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ferdinand!

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67 years ago, Judy Dyble was born in London, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Judy!

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66 years ago, Bassist Robert John Daisley was born in Sydney, Australia. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob Daisley!

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66 years ago, Peter Gabriel was born in London, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Scott Ellison was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Scott!

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55 years ago, Henry Rollins was born in Washington, D.C. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Henry Rollins!

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47 years ago, Blues Singer Caron Rayford was born in Tyler, Texas. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sugaray Rayford!

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27 years ago, Bluesman Hip Linkchain died of cancer in Chicago, Illinois. He was 52 years old. (1989)
Willie Richard was born November 10, 1936 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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18 years ago, Saxophonist Thomas Chapin died of leukemia in Providence, Rhode Island. He was 40 years old. (1998)
He was born March 9, 1957 in Manchester, Connecticut.

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Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings

14 years ago, "Country Outlaw" Waylon Jennings died of complications from diabetes in Chandler, Arizona. He was 64 years old. (2002)
Waylon Arnold Jennings was born June 15, 1937 in Littleton, Texas.

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10 years ago,Rev. Charlie Jackson died in Baker, Louisiana. (2006)
He was born during 1932 in McComb, Mississippi.

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8 years ago, Smoky Dawson died in Sydney, Australia. He was 94 years old. (2008)
Herbert Henry Dawson was born March 19, 1913 in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

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8 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Henri Salvador died in Paris, France. He was 90 years old. (2008)
Henri Gabriel Salvador was born July 18, 1917 in Cayenne, French Guiana.

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8 years ago, Classical Trumpeter Roger Voisin died in Newton, Massachusetts. He was 89 years old. (2008)
Roger Louis Voisin was born in Anger, France.

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6 years ago, Rockabilly Star Dale Hawkins died in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was 73 years old. (2010)
Delmar Allen Hawkins was born August 22, 1936 in Goldmine, Louisiana.

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4 years ago, Pianist Jodie Christian died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 80 years old. (2012)
He was born February 2, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois.

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2 years ago, Rock Manager Marty Thau died in Richmond, Virginia. He was 75 years old. (2014)
Martin Thau was born December 7, 1938 in the Bronx, N.Y.

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1 year ago, Pianist David Maxwell died in Boston, Massachussetts. He was 71 years old. (2015)
He was born March 10, 1943 in Waltham, Massachussetts.


February 12


207 years ago, Charles Robert Darwin was born in Mount House, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. (1809)
Charles Darwin died April 19, 1882 in Down House, Downe, Kent, England. He was 73 years old.

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207 years ago, Abraham Lincoln was born on Sinking Spring Farm, in southeast Hardin County, Kentucky. (1809)
Abe Lincoln was assasinated April 15, 1865 in Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C. He was 56 years old.

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116 years ago, Bluesman Pinkney Anderson was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. (1900)
Pink Anderson died October 12, 1974 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was 74 years old.

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102 years ago, Gordon Lee Beneke was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1914)
Tex Beneke died May 30, 2000 in Costa Mesa, California. He was 86 years old.

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Carol Kay and Bill Pittman

96 years ago, Guitarist William Keith Pittman was born in Belleville, New Jersey. (1920)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Pittman!

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95 years ago, Saxophonist Hans Koller was born in Vienna, Austria. (1921)
He died December 21, 2003 in Vienna, Austria. He was 82 years old.

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93 years ago, Pianist Melvin Epstein was born in New York, N.Y. (1923)
Mel Powell died April 24, 1988 in Valencia, California. He was 75 years old.

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93 years ago, Bluesman John Thomas Wrencher was born in Sunflower, Mississippi. (1923)
Big John Wrencher died of a heart attack July 15, 1977 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was 54 years old.

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90 years ago, Trumpeter Marion Childers was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1926)
Buddy Childers died May 24, 2007 in Woodland Hills, California. He was 81 years old.

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86 years ago, Bluegrass Star Harley Allen was born in Hazard, Kentucky. (1930)
Red Allen died of cancer April 15, 1993 in Dayton, Ohio. He was 63 years old.

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81 years ago, Drummer Charles "Hungry" Williams was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1935)
He died May 10, 1986 in New York, N.Y. He was 51 years old.

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81 years ago, Soul Man Gene McDaniels was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1935)
He died July 29, 2011 in Kittery Point, Maine. He was 76 years old.

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John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek

77 years ago, Keyboardist Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1939)
Ray Manzarek died May 20, 2013 in Rosenheim, Germany. He was 74 years old.

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Lionel Grigson - keyboards, vocals. Dick Morrissey - saxophones, flute, vocals. Dave Quincy - saxophones. Daryl Runswick - bass. Terry Smith – guitar.

74 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Lionel Grigson was born in England. (1942)
He died June 14, 1994 in London, England. He was 52 years old.

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72 years ago, Country Star Moe Bandy was born in Meridian, Mississippi. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Moe!

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70 years ago, Bassist Rutger Gunnarsson was born in Linköping, Sweden. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rutger!

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69 years ago, Bassist Joe Schermie was born in Madison, Wisconsin. (1946)
He died March 25, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. He was 56 years old.

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65 years ago, Guitarist Steve Hackett was born in London, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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64 years ago, Singer/Keyboardist Corey Lerios ws born in Palo Alto, California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Corey!

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63 years ago, Singer/Keyboardist Michael McDonald was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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60 years ago, Bassist/Producer Bill Laswell was born in Salem, Illinois. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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57 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Grant William McLennan was born in Rockhampton, Australia. (1958)
Grant McLennan died May 6, 2006 in Brisbane, Australia. He was 48 years old.

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56 years ago, Drummer Omar Hakim was born in New York, N.Y. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Omar!

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48 years ago, Bassist Jon Thorne was born in Bishop's Stortford, Herforshire, England. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jon!

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48 years ago, Cornetist Muggsy Spanier died in Sausalito, California. He was 60 years old. (1967)
Francis Joseph Spanier was born November 9, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois.

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47 years ago, Pop Singer Gilliam Chynna Phillips was born in Los Angeles, California. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chynna Phillips!

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45 years ago, Bluesman Ishmon Bracey died in Jackson, Mississippi. He was 69 years old. (1970)
He was born January 9, 1901 in Byram, Mississippi.

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39 years ago, Actor Sal Mineo was stabbed to death in West Hollywood, California. He was 37 years old. (1976)
Salvatore Mineo Jr. was born January 10, 1939 in Harlem, New York.

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32 years ago, Pianist Eubie Blake died in New York, N.Y. He was 100 years old! (1983)
James Hubert Blake was born February 7, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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31 years ago, Carl "The Squeakin' Deacon" Moore died in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old. (1985)
Carl Lee Moore was born January 19, 1905 in Paragould, Arkansas.

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20 years ago, Bluesman George Mayweather died in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 67 years old. (1995)
He was born September 27, 1927 in Tilly's Mills, Alabama.

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19 years ago, Steel Guitarist Barney Isaacs died of emphysema in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 71 years old. (1996)
Alvin Kalanikau Isaacs, Jr. was born July 18, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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15 years ago, Screamin' Jay Hawkins died in Paris, France. He was 70 years old. (2000)
Jalacy Hawkins was born July 18, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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15 years ago, Pop Singer Oliver died in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was 54 years old. (2000)
William Oliver Swofford was born February 22, 1945 in North Wilkesboro, N.C.

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11 years ago, Saxophonist Preston Love died of lung cancer in Omaha, Nebraska. He was 82 years old. (2004)
He was born April 26, 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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10 years ago, Country Singer Sammi Smith died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was 61 years old. (2005)
She was born August 5, 1943 in Orange, California.

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9 years ago, Organist/Accordionist Lenny Dee died in Saint Petersburg, Florida. He was 83 years old. (2006)
Leonard George DeStoppelaire was born January 5, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois.

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8 years ago, Saxophonist Peggy Gilbert died in Burbank, California. She was 102 years old. (2007)
Margaret "Peggy" Knechtges was born January 17, 1905 in Sioux City, Iowa.

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7 years ago, Trumpeter John Brunious Jr. died in Orlando, Florida. He was 67 years old. (2008)
He was born October 12, 1940 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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6 years ago, Accordionist Mat Mathews died in Roterdam,The Netherlands. He was 84 years old. (2009)
Mathieu Hubert Wijnandts Schwarts was born June 18, 1924 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

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6 years ago, Guitarist Coleman Mellet died in a Buffalo, N.Y. plane crash. (2009)
He was born during 1975 in Natick, Massachusetts.

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6 years ago, Saxophonist Gerry Niewood died in a Buffalo, N.Y. plane crash. He was 65 years old. (2009)
He was born April 6, 1943 in Rochester, N.Y.

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5 years ago, Drummer Jake Hanna died in Los Angeles, California. He was 78 years old. (2010)
John Hanna was born April 4, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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1 year ago, Comedian Sid Caesar died in Los Angeles, California. He was 91 years old. (2014)
Isaac Sidney Caesar was born September 8, 1922 in Yonkers, N.Y.

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Sam Andrew, James Gurley, Peter S. Albin, Dave Getz & Janis Joplin

Guitarist Sam Andrew died in Northern California. He was 73 years old. (2015)
Sam Houston Andrew III was born December 18, 1941 in Taft, California.


February 11


169 years ago, Inventor Thomas Alva Edison was born was born in Milan, Ohio. (1847)
Thomas Edison died October 18, 1931 in in West Orange, N.J. He was 84 years old.

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102 years ago, Blues Singer Josh White was born in Greensboro, N.C. (1914)
He died September 5, 1969 in Manhassett, N.Y. He was 54 years old.

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98 years ago, Blues Pianist Aaron Moore was born in Greenwood, Mississippi. (1918)
He died November 27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 95 years old.

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Clarence Fountain, Jimmy Carter and George Scott

84 years ago, Singer Jimmy Carter of the Blind Boys of Alabama was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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81 years ago, Rock & Roller Eugene Vincent Craddock was born in Norfolk, Virginia (1935)
Gene Vincent died from a bleeding ulcer October 12, 1971 in Newhall, California. He was 36 years old.

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79 years ago, Bluesman Phillip Walker was born in Welsh, Louisiana. (1937)
He died July 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. He was 73 years old.

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78 years ago, Robert George Pickett was born in Georgetown, Texas. (1938)
Bobby "Boris" Pickett died April 25, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. He was 69 years old.

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Carole King and Gerry Goffin

77 years ago, Songwriter Gerry Goffin was born in Queens, N.Y. (1939)
He died June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old.

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77 years ago, Drummer/Percussionist Okay Temiz was born in Istanbul, Turkey. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Okay!

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76 years ago, Bluesman John Henry Smith was born in Schlater, Mississippi. (1940)
Big Bad Smitty died April 3, 2002 in Jackson, Mississippi. He was 62 years old.

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Earl Lewis and the Channels

75 years ago, Singer Earl Lewis was born in New York, N.Y. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Earl!

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75 years ago, Brazilian Pop Star Sergio Mendes was born in Niteroi, Brazil. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sergio!

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74 years ago, Singer Otis Clay was born in Waxhaw, Mississippi. (1942)
He died January 8, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 74 years old.

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74 years ago, Singer Leon Haywood was born in Houston, Texas. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leon!

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73 years ago, Trumpeter Alan Rubin was born in New York, N.Y. (1943)
"Mr. Fabulous" died June 8, 2011 in New York, N.Y. He was 68 years old.

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73 years ago, Keyboardist Stan Szelest was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1943)
He died of a heart attack January 20, 1991 in Woodstock, N.Y. He was 48 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer Johnny Lamont Merrett was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1943)
Little Johnny Taylor died May 17, 2002 in Conway, Arkansas. He was 59 years old.

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72 years ago, Drummer Martin Drew was born in Northampton, England. (1944)
He died July 29, 2010 in London, England. He was 66 years old.

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69 years ago, Bassist Henk Haverhoek was born in Schoor, Netherlands. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Henk!

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Gary Green, Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman and Martin Smith

69 years ago, Derek Victor Shulman was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Derek Shulman!

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Rochelle Fleming, Joyce Jones and Annette Guest

66 years ago, Singer Rochelle Fleming was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rochelle!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Michael Wood Thompson was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael Thompson!

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60 years ago, Violinist Didier Lockwood was born in Calais, France. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Didier!

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Photo by Andrew Lepley

56 years ago, Guitarist Russ Freeman was born in Galveston, Texas. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Russ!

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54 years ago, Sheryl Suzanne Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sheryl Crow!

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54 years ago, Saxophonist Leo Parker died of a heart attack in New York, N.Y. He was 36 years old. (1962)
He was born April 18, 1925 in Washington, D.C.

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49 years ago, Clarinetist Edmond Hall died in Boston, Massachussetts. He was 65 years old. (1967)
He was born May 15, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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45 years ago, Band Leader Harry Arnold died in Stockholm, Sweden. He was 50 years old. (1971)
He was born August 7, 1920 in Hälsingborg, Sweden.

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42 years ago, Singer Michael Eugene Archer was born in Richmond, Virginia. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to D'Angelo!

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37 years ago, Singer Brandy Rayana Norwood was born in McComb, Mississippi. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brandy!

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35 years ago, Singer Kelendria Trene Rowland was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kelly Rowland!

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29 years ago, Pianist John Malachi died in Washington, D.C. He was 67 years old. (1987)
He was born September 6, 1919 in Red Springs, N.C.

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28 years ago, Guitarist Rene Hall died in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old. (1988)
He was born September 26, 1912 in Morgan City, Louisiana.

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17 years ago, Pianist Jaki Byard died from a gunshot wound in Queens, N.Y. He was 76 years old. (1999)
John A. Byard, Jr. was born June 15, 1922 in Worchester, Massachussetts.

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16 years ago, Bluesman Bill Warren died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 69 years old. (2000)
William Warren was born September 6, 1930 in Clayton, Alabama.

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11 years ago, Pianist Ed Kelly died in Oakland, California. He was 69 years old. (2005)
Edwin Kelly was born October 4, 1935, in Wharton, Texas.

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10 years ago, Bandleader Del Courtney died in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 95 years old. (2006)
He was born September 21, 1910 in Oakland, California.

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8 years ago, Bluesman Schoolboy Cleve died in Daly City, California. He was 82 years old. (2008)
Cleveland White was born June 10, 1925 in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

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Veronica Bennet, Nedra Talley and Estelle Bennet

7 years ago, Singer Estelle Bennet died in Englewood, N.J. She was 67 years old. (2009)
She was born July 21, 1941 in New York, N.Y.

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4 years ago, Pop Diva Whitney Houston died in Beverly Hills, California. She was 48 years old. (2012)
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born August 9, 1963 in Newark, N.J.

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Mike Smith, Denis Payton, Ed Sullivan, Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson and Rick Huxley

3 years ago, Bassiist Rick Huxley of the Dave Clark 5 died in London, England. He was 70 years old. (2013)
He was born August 5, 1942 in Dartford, England.

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2 years ago, Tin Whistle Master Sean Potts died in Dublin, Ireland. He was 83 years old. (2014)
Sean Desmond Potts was born October 5, 1930 in Dublin, Ireland.


February 10


123 years ago, Entertainer James Francis Durante was born in New York, N.Y. (1893)
Jimmy Durante died January 29, 1980 in Santa Monica, California. He was 88 years old.

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118 years ago, Playwright Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht was born in Augsburg, Germany. (1898)
Bertolt Brecht died August 14, 1956 in East Berlin, Germany. He was 58 years old.

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107 years ago, The "Little Giant of the Drums" William Henry Webb was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1909)
Chick Webb died June 16, 1939 in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 30 years old.

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106 years ago, Bluesman Willie Trice was born in Hillsborough, North Carolina. (1910)
He died December 10, 1976 in Durham, North Carolina. He was 66 years old.

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102 years ago, Harmonica Virtuoso Lawrence Cecil Adler was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1914)
Larry Adler died August 6, 2001 in London, Emgland. He was 87 years old.

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101 years ago, Cajun Musician Aldus Roger was born in Carencro, Louisiana. (1915)
He died April 4, 1999 in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was 84 years old.

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100 years ago, Bluesman Oscar Wills was born in Houston, Texas. (1916)
TV Slim died in a car wreck October 21, 1969 outside Kingman, Arizona.

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95 years ago, Bluesman Big Joe Duskin was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1921)
Big Joe died May 6, 2007 in Cincinnatti, Ohio. He was 86 years old.

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84 years ago, Zydeco Great Alton Jay Rubin was born in Carencro, Louisiana. (1932)
Rockin Dopsie Sr. died August 26, 1993 in Opelousas, Louisiana. He was 61 years old.

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84 years ago, Pianist Roland Pembrooks Hanna was born in Detroit Michigan. (1932)
Sir Roland Hanna died of a heart attack November 13, 2002 in Harris, N.Y. He was 70 years old.

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84 years ago, Drummer Walter Perkins was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1932)
He died February 14, 2004 in Queens, N.Y. He was 72 years old.

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Bob Bogle,Don Wilson,Leon Taylor and Gerry McGee

83 years ago, Guitarist Don Wilson of The Ventures was born in Tacoma, Washington. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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82 years ago, Pianist Rahn Burton was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rahn!

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82 years ago, Saxophonist Manu Dibango was born in Cameroon, Africa. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Manu!

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80 years ago, Bluesman Wallace Coleman was born in Morristown, Tennessee. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wallace!

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79 years ago, Trumpeter Ed Polcer was born in Paterson, New Jersey. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ed!

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77 years ago, Singer Roberta Flack was born in Asheville, North Carolina. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roberta!

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76 years ago, Singer Jimmy Merchant was born in New York, N.Y. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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76 year ago, Singer/Songwriter Kenny Rankin was born in New York, Ny. (1940)
He died June 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. He was 69 years old.

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73 years ago, Rocker Ralph Stuart Emanuel Donner was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1943)
Ral Donner died of cancer April 6, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 41 years old.

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72 years ago, Singer Nathaniel Mayer was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1944)
He died November 1, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 64 years old.

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72 years ago, Bassist Rufus L. Reid was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rufus Reid!

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70 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Kenny Edwards was born in Santa Monica, California. (1946)
He died August 18, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. He was 64 years old.

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69 years ago, Bassist John Christopher Etheridge was born in Meridian, Mississippi. (1947)
Chris Etheridge died April 23, 2012 in Meridian, Mississippi. He was 65 years old.

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69 years ago, Jazz Musician Lawrence Douglas Morris was born in Long Beach, California. (1947)
Butch Morris died January 29, 2013 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 65 years old.

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From left, Gerry McGee, Bob Spalding, Leon Taylor, Don Wilson and Nokie Edwards

69 years ago, Guitarist Bob Spalding was born. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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67 years ago, Drummer Nigel Olsson was born in Wallasey, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nigel!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Frank Potenza was born in Providence, Rhode Island. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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61 years ago, Bluesman John Carl David Wilson was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (1955)
Back Alley John died June 22, 2006 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was 51 years old.

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56 years ago, Lionel Cartwright was born in Gallipolis, Ohio. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lionel!

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55 years ago, Trumpeter Paolo Fresu was born in Siena, Italy. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paolo!

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Louis Armstrong and Velma Middleton

55 years ago, Singer Velma Middleton died while touring with Louis Armstrong in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She was 43 years old. (1961)
She was born September 1, 1917 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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50 years ago, Drummer James Johnson died in New York, N.Y. He was 43 years old. (1966)
Osie Johnson was born January 11, 1923 in Washington, D.C.

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50 years ago, "The Little Napoleon of Showmanship" Billy Rose died in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He was 70 years old. (1966)
William Samuel Rosenberg was born September 6, 1895 in New York, N.Y.

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44 years ago, Daniel "Dude" Mowrey was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dude!

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40 years ago, Singer Vanessa Sigiane da Mata Ferreira was born in Alto Garças, Brazil. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vanessa da Mata!

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28 years ago, Organist Don Patterson died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 51 years old. (1988)
Donald B. Patterson was born July 22, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio.

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24 years ago, Saxophonist Jim Pepper died of lymphoma in Portland, Oregon. He was 50 years old. (1992)
He was born during 1941 in Oregon.

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19 years ago, Organist Lou Bennett died in Paris, France. He was 69 years old. (1997)
He was born May 18, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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15 years ago, Saxophonist Buddy Tate died in Chandler, Arizona. He was 87 years old. (2001)
George Holmes Tate was born February 22, 1913 in Sherman, Texas.

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14 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Dave Van Ronk died in New York, N.Y. He was 65 years old. (2002)
He was born June 30, 1936 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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2 years ago, Shirley Temple died in San Francisco, California. She was 85 years old. (2014)
Shirley Jane Temple was born April 23, 1928 in Santa Monica, California.


February 9


182 years ago, King Kamehameha IV Of Hawaii was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1834)
He died November 30, 1863 on Oahu, Hawaii. He was 29 years old.

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116 years ago, Bassist Walter Page was born in Gallatin, Mississippi. (1900)
He died December 20, 1957 in New York, N.Y. He was 57 years old.

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114 years ago, Singer Blanche Calloway was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1902)
She died December 16, 1978 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was 75 years old.

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107 years ago, Singer/Actress Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha was born in Marco de Canavezes, Portugal. (1909)
Carmen Miranda died of a heart attack August 5, 1955 in Beverly Hills, California. She was 46 years old.

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106 years ago, Trumpeter Herbert Holland was born in Norfolk, Virginia. (1910)
Peanuts Holland died February 7, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was 68 years old.

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Hal Dickinson, John Drake, Fran Scott, Paula Kelly and Ralph Brewster

105 years ago, Singer Hal Dickinson of The Modernaires was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1911)
He died November 18, 1970. He was 59 years old.

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102 years ago, Entertainer Rose Louise Hovick was born in Seattle, Washington. (1914)
Gypsy Rose Lee died April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California. She was 56 years old.

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102 years ago, Country Singer Ernest Dale Tubb was born in Crisp, Texas. (1914)
Ernest Tubb died September 6, 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 70 years old.

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99 years ago, Bluesman Arbee Stidham was born in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas. (1917)
He died April 26,1988 in Cook County, Illinois. He was 71 years old.

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Left to right: Paul Desmond, Joe Dodge, Dave Brubeck and Bob Bates

94 years ago, Drummer Joe Dodge was born in Monroe, Wisconsin. (1922)
He died August 18, 2004. He was 82 years old.

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Left to right: Marshall Lytle, Johnny Grande, Bill Haley and Billy Williamson

91 years ago, Steel Guitarist William F. Williamson was born in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. (1925)
Billy Williamson died of cancer March 22, 1996. He was 71 years old.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist/Clarinetist Joseph Gabriel Esther Maneri was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1927)
Joe Maneri died August 24, 2009 in Boston, Massachussetts. He was 82 years old.

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80 years ago, Folk Singer Tom Charles Connors was born in St. John, Canada. (1936)
Stompin' Tom Connors died March 6, 2013 in Halton Hills, Canada. He was 77 years old.

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79 years ago, Bluesman Johnny Heartsman was born in San Fernando, California. (1937)
He died December 27, 1996 in Sacramento, California. He was 59 years old.

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79 years ago, Singer Johnny Sayles was born in Winnsboro, Texas. (1937)
He died August 17, 1993 in Hazel Crest, Illinois. He was 56 years old.

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77 years ago, Song Writer Hollis Rudolph DeLaughter was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Red Lane!

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77 years ago, Song Writer Barry Mann was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry!

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77 years ago, Texas Tenor Saxophonist Herschel Evans died of a heart ailment in New York, N.Y. He was 29 years old. (1939)
He was born March 9, 1909 in Denton, Texas.

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76 years ago, Drummer Brian Laurence Bennet was born in Palmers Green, North London, England. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian Bennet!

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74 years ago, Saxophonist Pat Crumly was born in Oxford, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pat!

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74 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Carole King was born Brooklyn, N.Y. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carole!

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73 years ago, Singer Barbara Lewis was born in South Lyon, Michigan. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara!

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69 years ago, Country-Rocker Joe Ely was born in Amarillo, Texas. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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69 years ago, Soul Man Major Harris III was born in Richmond, Virginia. (1947)
Major Harris died November 9, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia. He was 65 years old.

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66 years ago, Trumpeter/Band Leader James Bolden was born in Houston, Texas. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Boogaloo" !

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Kool And The Gang, Dennis "D.T. Thomas on left

65 years ago, Saxophonist Dennis "D.T." Thomas was born in Orlando, Florida. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to "D.T." !

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63 years ago, Keyboardist Miquette Giraudy was born in Nice, France. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Miquette!

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58 years ago, Saxophonist Bill Evans was born in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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55 years ago, Saxophonist Steve Wilson was born in Hampton, Virginia. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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54 years ago, Bluesman Keith Daniel Kozacik was born in East Chicago, Indiana. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Catfish Keith!

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53 years ago, Country Singer James Travis Tritt was born in Marrietta, Georgia. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Travis Tritt!

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52 years ago, Pianist/Singer Liane Carroll was born in London, England. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Liane!

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52 years ago, Singer/Bandleader Willie Bryant died in Los Angeles, California. He was 55 years old. (1964)
He was born August 30, 1908 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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50 years ago, The "Last of the Red Hot Mamas" Sophie Tucker died in New York, N.Y. She was 82 years old. (1966)
Sonia Kalish was born January 13, 1884 in Russia.

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46 years ago, Country Singer Danni Leigh was born in Strasburg, Virginia. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Danni!

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43 years ago, Dairy Farmer Max Yasgur died of a heart attack in Marathon, Florida. He was 53 years old. (1973)
He was born December 15, 1919 in in New York, N.Y.

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40 years ago, Percy Faith died in Los Angeles, California. He was 67 years old. (1976)
He was born April 7, 1908 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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39 years ago, Pianist/Vocalist Buddy Johnson died in New York, N.Y. He was 62 years old. (1977)
Woodrow Wilson Johnson was born January 10, 1915 in Darlington, S.C.

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Little Richard and Bill Haley

35 years ago, Rock & Roller Bill Haley died in Harligen, Texas. He was 55 years old. (1981)
William John Clifton Haley, Jr. was born July 6, 1925 in Highland Park, Michigan.

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25 years ago, Reverend James Cleveland died in Culver City, California. He was 58 years old. (1991)
He was born December 5, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois.

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19 years ago, Singer Brian Connolly died in Slough, England. He was 51 years old. (1997)
Brian Francis Connolly was born October 5, 1945 in Govanhill, Glasgow, Scotland.

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19 years ago, Bluesman Jack Owens died in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He was 92 years old. (1997)
He was born November 17, 1904 in Bentonia, Mississippi.

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11 years ago, Soul Singer Tyrone Davis died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 66 years old. (2005)
He was born May 4, 1938 in Greenville, Mississippi.

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7 years ago, Bassist Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez died in Havana, Cuba. He was 76 years old. (2009)
He was born during February 1933 in Havana, Cuba.

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7 years ago, Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Scott Turner died in Cobleskill, New York. He was 77 years old. (2009)
Graham Morrison Turnbull was born during 1932 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.


February 8


117 years ago, Guitarist Alonzo Johnson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1899)
Lonnie Johnson died June 16, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario. He was 71 years old.

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114 years ago, Singer Bessie Jones was born in Smithville, Georgia. (1902)
She died September 4, 1984 in Brunswick, Georgia. She was 82 years old.

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108 years ago, Guitarist Robert Lee Dunn was born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. (1908)
Bob Dunn died May 27, 1971 in Houston, Texas. He was 63 years old.

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97 years ago, Trombonist Muni Zudekoff was born in New Haven, Connecticutt. (1919)
Buddy Morrow died September 27, 2010 in Maitland, Florida. He was 91 years old.

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93 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Black Jack Wayne was born in Oklahoma. (1923)
He died June 30, 1999 in California.

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90 years ago, Saxophonist Norwood Poindexter was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1926)
Pony Poindexter died April 14, 1988 in Oakland, California. He was 62 years old.

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88 years ago, Bluesman Eddie "Guitar" Burns was born in Belzoni, Mississippi. (1928)
He died December 13, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 84 years old.

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87 years ago, Pianist Jay Riggins, Jr. was born in Marshall,Texas. (1929)
Floyd Dixon died July 26, 2006 in Orange, California. He was 77 years old.

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86 years ago, Drummer Eddie Locke was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie!

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86 years ago, Saxophonist Joe Maini was born in Providence, R.I. (1930)
He died in a shooting accident May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California. He was 34 years old.

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85 years ago, Actor James Dean was born in Marion, Tennessee. (1931)
He died in a car crash September 30, 1955 in Salinas, California. He was 24 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer Larry Verne was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1936)
He died October 8, 2013 in Sylmar, California. He was 77 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Tom Rush was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom!

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74 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Producer Terry Melcher was born in New York, N.Y. (1942)
He died November 19, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. He was 62 years old.

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73 years ago, Guitarist Creed Bratton was born in Sacramento, California. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Creed!

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73 years ago, Singer Otis Leavill Cobb was born in Dewey Rose, Georgia. (1943)
Otis Leavill died of a heart attack July 17, 2002 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 59 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer Louise Boisot was born in Wraysbury, Berkshire, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Louise Cordet!

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70 years ago, Drummer Adolpho "Fito" de la Parra of Canned Heat was born in Mexico City, Mexico. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fito!

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69 years ago, Bassist Henry Oden was born in Oakland, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Henry!

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England Dan and John Ford Coley

68 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Dan Seals was born in McCarney, Texas. (1948)
England Dan died March 25, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 61 years old.

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68 years ago, Singer Ron Tyson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron!

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61 years ago, Bluesman Kenn Lending was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenn!

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55 years ago, Singer Sammy Llanas of The BoDeans was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sammy!

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55 years ago, Singer Vincent Neil Wharton was born in Hollywood, California. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vince Neil!

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54 years ago, Musician Manus Lunny was born in Alyth, Perthshire, Scotland. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Manus!

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48 years ago, Saxophonist Jukka Perko was born in Finland. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jukka!

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26 years ago, Singer Del Shannon committed suicide in Santa Clarita, California. He was 50 years old. (1990)
Charles Weeden Westover was born December 30, 1939 in Coppersville, Michigan.

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25 years ago, Marquise Knox was born in Grenada, Mississippi. (1991)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marquise!

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22 years ago, Composer/Bandleader/Inventor Raymond Scott died in North Hills, California. He was 85 years old. (1994)
Harry Warnow was born September 10, 1908 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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20 years ago, Bandleader Mercer Ellington died in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was 76 years old. (1996)
Mercer Kennedy Ellington was born March 11, 1919 in Washington, D.C.

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Lulu Belle and Scott Wiseman

17 years ago, Country Singer Lulu Belle died in Boone, N.C. She was 85 years old. (1999)
Myrtle Eleanor Cooper was born December 24, 1913 in Boone, N.C.

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14 years ago, Saxophonist Nick Brignola died. He was 65 years old. (2002)
Nicholas Thomas Brignola was born July 17, 1936 in Troy, N.Y.

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13 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Ace Moreland died in Welch, Oklahoma. He was 50 years old. (2003)
James Ace Moreland, Jr. was born November 18, 1952 in Miami, Florida.

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11 years ago, Drummer Chris Curtis died in Liverpool, England. He was 63 years old. (2005)
Christopher Crummey was born August 26, 1941 in Oldham, Lancashire, England.

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

11 years ago, Doobie Brothers Drummer Keith Knudsen died of pneumonia in San Francisco, California. He was 56 years old. (2005)
He was born February 18, 1952 in Ames, Iowa.

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11 years ago, Musician/Sue Records Founder Juggy Murray Jones died at his home in New York, N.Y. He was 81 years old. (2005)
Henry 'Juggy' Murray Jr. was born November 24, 1923 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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11 years ago, Organist Jimmy Smith died in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 79 years old. (2005)
James Oscar Smith was born December 8, 1925 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

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10 years ago, Saxophonist Elton Dean died in London, England. He was 61 years old. (2006)
He was born October 28, 1945 in Nottingham, England.

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7 years ago, Singer Blossom Dearie died in New York, N.Y. She was 82 years old. (2009)
Marguerite Blossom Dearie was born April 19, 1926 in East Durhan, N.Y.

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5 years ago, Soul Blues Singer Marvin Sease died in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was 64 years old. (2011)
He was born February 16, 1946 in Blackville, South Carolina.

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4 years ago, Jimmy Sabater died in the Bronx, N.Y. He was 75 years old. (2012)
Jaime Sabater Gonzalez was born April 11, 1936 in Spanish Harlem, N.Y.

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2 years ago, "Sound Sculptor" Terry Adkins died in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 60 years old. (2014)
Terry Roger Adkins was born May 9, 1953 in Washington, D.C.


February 7


133 years ago, Pianist James Hubert Blake was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1883)
Eubie Blake died February 12, 1983 in New York, N.Y. He was 100 years old!

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122 years ago, Saxophone Inventor Adolphe Antoine Sax died in Paris, France. He was 79 years old. (1894)
He was born November 6, 1814 in Dinant, Belgium.

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Photo by Mike Seeger

118 years ago, Folk Singer Moran Lee Boggs was born in West Norton, Virginia. (1898)
Dock Boggs also died in Norton, Virginia "On This Date" in 1971. He was 73 years old.

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116 years ago, Blues Fiddler Beauford Clay was born in Franklin, Tennessee. (1900)
Hauoli la Hanau to Beauford! (if you're still out there ;-)

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97 years ago, Guitarist George H. Russell was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1919)
He died July 19, 2008 in Laguna Beach, California. He was 89 years old.

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96 years ago, Folk Singer Oscar Brand was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (1920)
Hauoli la Hanau to Oscar!

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Stoney Cooper and Wilma Lee Cooper

95 years ago, Wilma Lee Leary was born in Valley Head, West Virginia. (1921)
Wilma Lee Cooper died September 20, 2011 in Sweetwater, Tennessee. She was 90 years old.

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94 years ago, Folk Singer Leon Bibb was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1922)
He died October 23, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. He was 93 years old.

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92 years ago, Guitarist Ray Crawford was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1924)
He died December 30, 1977 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was 53 years old.

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83 years ago, Rockabilly Star Warren Smith was born in Humphreys County, Mississippi. (1933)
He died of a heart attack January 31, 1980 in Longview Texas. He was 47 years old.

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82 years ago, Bluesman Curley Wilson Bridges was born in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Curley Bridges!

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82 years ago, Bluesman Earl Silas Johnson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1934)
Earl King died from diabetes-related complications April 17, 2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 69 years old.

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82 years ago, Saxophonist Curtis Ousley was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. (1934)
King Curtis was murdered August 13, 1971 in New York, N.Y. He was 37 years old.

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Bob Burnett, Steve Trott, Steve Butts and Dave Fisher

76 years ago, Folk Singer Robert Burnett was born in Providence, Rhode Island. (1940)
Bob Burnett died December 7, 2011 in East Providence, Rhode Island. He was 71 years old.

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John Seanor and Ron Koss

72 years ago, John Seanor was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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70 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Sammy Reginald Johns was born in Charlotte, N.C. (1946)
Sammy Johns died January 4, 2013 in Gastonia, N.C. He was 66 years old.

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69 years ago, Drummer John Patrick Weathers was born in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to John "Pugwash" Weathers!

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68 years ago, Keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon was born in Los Angeles, California. (1948)
He died March 11, 2015 in North Potomac, Maryland. He was 67 years old.

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68 years ago, "Hot Comb" William "Red" McKenzie died in New York, N.Y. He was 48 years old. (1948)
He was born October 14, 1899 in St.Louis, Missouri.

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67 years ago, Bassist Alan Charles Lancaster was born in London, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan Lancaster!

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64 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Michael Murchison was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael Powers!

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59 years ago, Blues Singer Sonny Parker died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was 31 years old. (1957)
He was born May 5, 1925 in Youngstown, Ohio.

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57 years ago, Bluesman Guitar Slim died of pneumonia in New York, N.Y. He was 32 years old. (1959)
Eddie Jones was born December 10, 1926 in Greenwood, Mississippi.

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55 years ago, Bluesman Noah Lewis died of gangrene brought on by frostbite in Ripley, Tennessee. He was 66 years old. (1961)
He was born September 3, 1895 in Henning, Tennessee.

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54 years ago, Country Singer Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Garth!

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54 years ago, Keyboardist David Bryan Rashbaum was born in Perth Amboy, N.J. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to David Bryan!

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47 years ago, Bassist Chris Minh Doky was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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42 years ago, Singer Al Smith died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 50 years old. (1974)
He was born November 23, 1923 in Bolivar City, Mississippi.

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41 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Emily Loizeau was born in France. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Emily!

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37 years ago, Trumpeter Peanuts Holland died in Stockholm, Sweden. He was 68 years old. (1979)
Herbert Holland was born February 9, 1910 in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Pie Plant Pete and Bashful Joe

28 years ago, Guitarist Pie Plant Pete died. He was 81 years old. (1988)
Claude J. Moye was born July 9, 1906 in Shawneetown, Illinois.

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26 years ago, Songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen died in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 77 years old. (1990)
Edward Chester Babcock was born January 26,1913 in Syracuse, N.Y.

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20 years ago, "The Father Of Juju" I.K. Dairo died in Offra, Nigeria. He was 66 years old. (1996)
Isaiah Kehinde Dairo was born during 1930 in Kwara State, Nigeria.

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20 years ago, Bassist Tiny Winters died in London, England. He was 85 years old. (1996)
Frederick Gittens was born January 24, 2015 in London, England.

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Bobby Troup and Howard Roberts

17 years ago, Songwriter/Actor Bobby Troup died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old. (1999)
He was born October 18, 1918 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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16 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Lonesome Dave Peverett died in Orlando, Florida. He was 56 years old. (2000)
Dave Peverett was born April 16, 1943 in Dullwich, England.

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15 years ago, The "Queen of the Cowgirls" Dale Evans died in Apple Valley, California. She was 88 years old. (2001)
Francis Octavia Smith was born October 31, 1912 in Uvalde, Texas.

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Steve Burgh, Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Winter

11 years ago, Guitarist Steve Burgh died in Kingston, N.Y. He was 54 years old. (2005)
He was born December 17, 1950 in Trenton, New Jersey.

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7 years ago, Country Singer Molly Bee died in Oceanside, California. She was 69 years old. (2009)
Mollie Gene Beachboard was born August 18, 1939 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly and Joe B. Mauldin

1 year ago, Bassist Joe B. Mauldin died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 74 years old. (2015)
Joe Benson Mauldin, Jr. was born July 8, 1940 in Lubbock, Texas.



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