March 24


143 years ago, "Master Escape Artist" Erich Weiss was born in Budapest, Hungary. (1874)
Harry Houdini died of appendicitis October 31, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 52 years old.

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117 years ago, Trumpeter Algeria Junius Clark was born in Long Branch, New Jersey. (1900)
June Clark died February 23, 1963 in New York, N.Y. He was 62 years old.

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105 years ago, Jim Drake was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1912)
Nervous Norvus died July 24, 1968 in Alameda, California. He was 56 years old.

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98 years ago, Beat Poet/Author/Bookstore Owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born in Yonkers, N.Y. (1919)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lawrence!

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95 years ago, Songwriter David Appell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1922)
Dave Appell died November 18, 2014 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He was 92 years old.

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95 years ago, Vocalist Clarence Beeks was born in Oakdale, Tennessee. (1922)
King Pleasure died March 21, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. He was 59 years old.

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93 years ago, Bluesman Bill Webb was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1924)
"Boogie Bill" Webb died August 22, 1990 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 66 years old.

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87 years ago, Saxophonist Maurice Reedus was born. (1930)
He died August 18, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 78 years old.

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86 years ago, Blues Singer/Pianist Gus Jenkins was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1931)
He died December 22, 1985 in Inglewood, California. He was 54 years old.

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81 years ago. Saxophonist Maurice McIntyre was born in Clarkville, Arkansas. (1936)
Kalaparusha died November 9, 2013 in The Bronx, New York, N.Y. He was 77 years old.

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80 years ago, Rockabilly Guitarist John Meeks was born in Lauren, South Carolina. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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80 years ago, Soul Singer Billy Stewart was born in Washington, D.C. (1937)
He died January 17, 1970 when his car crashed into the Neuse River in North Carolina. He was 32 years old.

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79 years ago, Soul Singer Donald Randolph was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina. (1938)
Don Covay died January 31, 2015 in Franklin Square, N.Y. He was 76 years old.

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79 years ago, Holger Czukay was born in Danzig, Poland. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Holger!

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79 years ago, Bluesman David Eckford was born in Greenwood, Mississippi. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to David Dee!

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79 years ago, Pianist Stephen Lewis Kuhn was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve Kuhn!

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79 years ago, Folk Musician/Cult Leader Melvin Lyman was born in Eureka, California. (1938)
Mel Lyman apparently died during April, 1978. He was 39 years old.

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76 years ago, Songwriter Michael William Masser was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1941)
Michael Masser died July 9, 2015 in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 74 years old.

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Photo by Marc Monaghan

72 years ago, Blues Singer Clarence "Little Scotty" Scott was born in Florence, South Carolina. (1945)
"Little Scotty" died February 1, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 66 years old.

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70 years ago, Drummer Michael Alexander Kellie was born in Birmingham, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Kellie!

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70 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Paul McCandless was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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70 years ago, "Mr. Downchild" Donnie Walsh was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Donnie!

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70 years ago, C&W Singer-Songwriter Peggy Sue Webb was born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peggy Sue!

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69 years ago, Musican Klaus Dinger was born in Scherfede, Westphalia, Germnay. (1948)
He died March 21, 2008 in Germany. He was 61 years old.

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69 years ago, Harmonica Master Lee Oskar was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee!

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68 years ago, Bassist Steve Lang was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1949)
He died February 4, 2017 in Canada. He was 67 years old.

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68 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Nick Lowe was born in Woodchurch, Suffolk, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nick!

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67 years ago, Bluesman Paul Filipowicz was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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66 years ago, Bassist Douglas Campbell Thomson was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dougie Thomson!

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63 years ago, Bassist Steve LaSpina was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Mark Hewins was born in Canterbury, England. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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62 years ago, Cellist Hank Roberts was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hank!

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61 years ago, Singer/Pianist Patricia Barber was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Patricia!

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60 years ago, "The Granddaddy of the Hillbillies" Carson Robison died in Pleasant Valley, N.Y. He was 66 years old. (1957)
Carson Jay Robison was born August 4, 1890 in Oswego, Kansas.

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47 years ago, Singer Gabriele Susanne Kerner was born in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nena!

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55 years ago, Bandleader Jean Goldkette died in Santa Barbara, California. He was 63 years old. (1962)
He was born March 18, 1899 in Valenciennes, France.

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55 years ago, Pianist Renee Rosnes was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Renee!

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Photo by: Ashley Mitchell

54 years ago, Trumpeter Dave Douglas was born in Montclair, N.J. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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54 years ago, Accordionist Nathan Williams was born in St. Martinsville, Louisiana. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nathan!

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53 years ago, Patterson Hood was born in Athens, Georgia. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Patterson!

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49 years ago, Saxophonist Sherman Irby was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sherman!

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47 years ago, Singer Sharon Helga Corr was born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. (1970)
Hauoli la Hamau to Sharon Corr!

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David Jude Jolicoeur aka Trugoy, Vincent Mason aka P.A. Mase and Kelvin Mercer aka Posdnuos>

47 years ago, Rapper Vincent Mason was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to P.A. Mase!

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43 years ago, Drummer Chad Matthew Butler was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chad Butler!

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40 years ago, Singer Cornelius Nyungura was born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Corneille!

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40 years ago, Singer Ruby Smith died in Anaheim California. She was 73 years old. (1977)
She was born August 24, 1903 in New York, N.Y.

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35 years ago, Singer Nivea B. Hamilton was born in Savannah, Georgia. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nivea!

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28 years ago, Saxophonist Arnette Cobb died in Houston, Texas. He was 70 years old. (1989)
Arnette Cleophus Cobb was born August 10, 1918 in Houston, Texas.

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22 years ago, Drummer Tommy Benford died March 24, 1994 in Mount Vernon, N.Y. He was 88 years old. (1994)
Thomas Benford was born April 19, 1905 in Charleston, West Virginia.

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22 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Joey Long died in Houston, Texas. He was 62 years old. (1995)
Joseph Earl Longoria was born December 17, 1932 in Zwolle, Louisiana.

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21 years ago, Singer Lola Beltrán died in Mexico City, Mexico. She was 64 years old. (1996)
María Lucila Beltrán Ruiz was born March 7, 1932 in El Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico.

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Larry Brown, Lloyd Parks, Harold Melvin, Bernie Wilson and Teddy Pendergrass

20 years ago. Soul Singer Harold Melvin died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 57 years old. (1997)
He was born June 25, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Cecil Taylor, Buell Neidlinger, Archie Shepp and Denis Charles

19 years ago, Drummer Denis Charles died in New York, N.Y. He was 64 years old. (1998)
He was born December 4, 1933 in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

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17 years ago, Trombonist Al Grey died in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 74 years old. (2000)
Albert Thornton Grey was born June 6, 1925 in Aldie, Virginia.

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10 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter Henson Cargill died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was 66 years old. (2007)
He was born February 5, 1941 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Neil Aspinall and Mal Evans

9 years ago, Beatle Confidant Neil Aspinall died in NewYork, N.Y. He was 66 years old. (2008)
He was born October 13, 1941 in Prestatyn, North Wales.

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From Left: Uriel Jones, Eddie Willis and Bob Babbitt

8 years ago, Drummer Uriel Jones died in Dearborn, Michigan. He was 74 years old. (2009)
He was born June 13, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan.

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7 years ago, Photographer Jim Marshall died in New York, N.Y. He was 74 years old. (2010)
James Joseph Marshall was born February 3, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois.

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7 years ago, Singer Johnny Maestro died in Cape Coral, Florida. He was 70 years old. (2010)
John Mastrangelo was born May 7, 1939 in New York, N.Y.

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4 years ago, Song Writer/Producer Deke Richards died in Bellingham, Washington. He was 68 years old. (2013)
Dennis Lussier was born April 8, 1944 in Bellingham, Washington.


March 23


112 years ago, Actress Lucille Fay Le Sueur was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1905)
Joan Crawford died May 10, 1977 in New York, N.Y. She was 72 years old.

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100 years ago, Pianist Johnny Guarnieri was born in New York, N.Y. (1917)
He died January 7, 1985 in Livingston, New Jersey. He was 67 years old.

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100 years ago, Bluesman Granville H. McGhee was born in Kingsport, Tennessee. (1917)
Stick McGhee died of lung cancer August 15, 1961 in New York, N.Y. He was 44 years old.

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100 years ago, Banjoist Smokey Rogers was born in McMinnville, Tennessee. (1917)
He died November 23, 1993 in San Diego, California. He was 76 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer/Actress Martha Lucile Wiederrecht was born in Seattle, Washington. (1923)
Martha Wright died March 1, 2016 in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She was 92 years old.

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85 years ago, Bluesman Iverson Minter was born in Bessemer, Alabama. (1932)
Louisiana Red died February 25, 2012 in Hanover, Germany. He was 79 years old.

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84 years ago, Lyricist Dave Frishberg was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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80 years ago, Bluesman Robert Cage was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1937)
He died July 23, 2012 in Woodville, Mississippi. He was 75 years old.

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79 years ago, Vibraphonist Dave Pike was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1938)
He died October 3, 2015 in Del Mar, California. He was 77 years old.

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77 years ago, Trumpeter Luis Angel Gasca was born in Houston, Texas. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Luis Gasca!

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73 years ago, Bluesman Wesley "Junebug" Jefferson was born in Roundway, Mississippi. (1944)
Junebug died July 22, 2009 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was 65 years old.

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72 years ago, Guitarist/Trumpeter Martin Spiegelberg was born in Hamburg, Germany. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martin!

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71 years ago, Bandleader Peter Rudolf Lienhard was born in Lenzburg, Switzerland. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pepe Lienhard!

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69 years ago, Singer/Songwriter David Charles Olney was born in Providence, Rhode Island. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to David Olney!

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68 years ago, Rocker Richard Otcasek was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ric Ocasek!

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67 years ago, "Harp Mic Man" Fritz Hasenpusch was born in San Francisco, California. (1950)
He died August 5, 2015 while hiking "The Stairway To Heaven" on Oahu, Hawaii. He was 62 years old.

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66 years ago, Guitarist Phil Keaggy was born in Youngstown, Ohio. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Phil!

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66 years ago, Singer/Harp Player Lee McBee was born Kansas City, Missouri. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee!

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64 years ago, Singer Yvette Marie Stevens was born in Great Lakes, Illinois. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chaka Khan!

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61 years ago, Bassist Steve Kirby was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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59 years ago, Shock Rocker Eldon Wayne Hoke was born in Seattle, Washington. (1958)
El Duce died April 19, 1997 in Riverside, California. He was 39 years old.

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58 years ago, Punk Rocker Kevin Paul Godfrey was born in Croydon, Surrey, England. (1959)
Epic Soundtracks died November 6, 1997 in West Hampstead, London, England. He was 38 years old.

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56 years ago, Guitarist Eivind Aarset was born in Oslo, Norway. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eivind!

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53 years ago, Actor Peter Lorre died of a stroke in Los Angeles, California. He was 59 years old. (1964)
Ladislav Loewenstein was born June 6, 1904 in Rosenberg, Hungary.

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53 years ago, Saxophonist William Burl Samuels, Jr. died in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 52 years old. (1964)
Bill Samuels was born October 20, 1911 in Mississippi.

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50 years ago, Pianist Pete Johnson died in Buffalo, N.Y. He was 62 years old. (1967)
Peter Johnson was born March 25, 1904 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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44 years ago, Vibraphonist Stefon Harris was born in Albany, N.Y. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stefon!

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40 years ago, Trombonist Bennie Green died in San Diego, California. He was 53 years old. (1977)
He was born April 16, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois.

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39 years ago, Singer Bill Kenny died in New Westminster, Canada. He was 63 years old. (1978)
William Francis Kenny Jr. was born June 12, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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37 years ago, Reggae Musician Jacob Miller was killed in a car accident on Hope Road in Jamaica. He was 27 years old. (1980)
He was born May 4, 1952 in Mandeville, Jamaica.

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35 years ago, Drummer Sonny Greer died in New York, N.Y. He was 87 years old. (1982)
He was born December 13, 1895 in Long Beach, New Jersey.

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32 years ago, Saxophonist Zoot Sims died in New York, N.Y. He was 59 years old. (1985)
John Haley Sims was born October 29, 1925 in Inglewood, California.

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29 years ago, Bluesman Moody Jones died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 79 years old. (1988)
He was born April 8, 1908 in Earle, Arkansas.

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27 years ago, Saxophonist Al Sears died in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old. (1990)
Albert Omega Sears was born February 21, 1910 in Macomb, Illinois.

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22 years ago, Singer Alan Barton died in Cologne, Germany. He was 41 years old. (1995)
Alan Leslie Barton was born September 16, 1953 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.

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17 years ago, Folksinger Ed McCurdy died in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 81 years old. (2000)
He was born January 11, 1919 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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11 years ago, Songwriter Cindy Walker died in Mexia, Texas. She was 87 years old. (2006)
She was born July 20, 1918 in Mart, Texas.

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7 years ago, Blues Singer Marva Wright died in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was 62 years old. (2010)
She was born March 20, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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6 years ago, Trumpeter/Bandleader Henry Jerome died in Plantation, Florida. He was 93 years old. (2011)
Henry Jerome Pasnik was born November 12, 1917 in New York, N.Y.

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6 years ago, Actress Liz Taylor died in Los Angeles, California. She was 79 years old. (2011)
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born February 27, 1932 in London, England.

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5 years ago, Songwriter Eric Lowen died in Los Angeles, California. He was 60 years old. (2012)
David Eric Lowen was born October 23, 1951 in Utica, N.Y.

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Photo By Steve Stoddard

5 years ago, Steel Guitarist Fred Lunt died in Honolulu, Hawaii, He was 66 years old. (2012)
Fred Mills Lunt was born March 16, 1946 in Kula,Maui, Hawaii.

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4 years ago, Trumpeter Barbara Donald Simmons died in Olympia, Washington. She was 70 years old. (2013)
Barbara K. Donald was born February 9, 1942 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


March 22


130 years ago, Leonard "Chico" Marx of the Marx Brothers was born in New York City, N.Y. (1887)
He died October 11, 1961 in Hollywood, California. He was 74 years old.

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125 years ago, Musican Charles Poole was born in Spray, N.C. (1892)
Charlie Poole died May 21, 1931 in North Carolina. He was 39 years old.

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106 years ago, Steel Guitarist Cecil R. Campbell was born in Danbury, North Carolina. (1911)
Cecil Campbell died June 18, 1989 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was 78 years old.

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88 years ago, Saxophonist Fred Anderson, Jr. was born in Monroe, Louisiana. (1929)
He died June 24, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 81 years old.

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85 years ago, Bluesman Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner was born in Bellville, Texas. (1932)
He died of cirrhosis of the liver June 29, 1978 in Houston, Texas. He was 46 years old.

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80 years ago, Trumpeter Jon Hassell was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jon!

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76 years ago, Drummer Masahiko Togashi was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1941)
He died August 22, 2007 in Kanagawa, Japan. He was 67 years old.

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74 years ago, Guitarist George Benson was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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74 years ago, Singer/Harmonica Player Keith Relf of The Yardbirds was born in Richmond, London, England. (1943)
He died by electrocution May 14, 1976 in his London home. He was 33 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer Jeremy Clyde (of Chad & Jeremy fame) was born in Buckinghamshire, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeremy!

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73 years ago, Guitarist Jackie King was born in Amarillo, Texas. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jackie!

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73 years ago, Guitarist Tony McPhee was born Humberston, Lincolnshire, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to T. S. McPhee!

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73 years ago, Trumpeter Shunzo Ohno was born in Gifu, Japan. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shunzo!

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72 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes was born in Brazil. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jorge Ben Jor!

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Maurice Jackson, Eric Thomas, Charles "Chuck" Jackson and Helen Curry

72 years ago, Singer Charles "Chuck" Jackson was born in Greenville, South Carolina. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chuck!

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72 years ago, Soul Singer Annette Snell was born in Miami, Florida. (1945)
She died April 4, 1977 in an Alabama plane crash. She was 32 years old.

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Herbie Lovelle and Jerry Jemmott

71 years ago, Bassist Gerald Joseph Stenhouse Jemmott was born in New York, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry Jemmott!

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Saskia and Serge

71 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Ruud Schaap was born in Den Helder, Holland. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Serge!

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71 years ago, Guitarist Melvin Sparks was born in Houston, Texas. (1946)
He died March 13, 2011 in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. He was 64 years old.

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Harry Vanda and George Young

71 years ago, Guitarist/Songwriter Johannes Hendricus Jacob Vandenberg was born in The Hague, The Netherlands. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harry Vanda!

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70 years ago, Bassist Patrick Augustus Olive was born in Grenada. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Patrick Olive!

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69 years ago, Bassist Randy Jo Hobbs was born in Union City, Indiana. (1948)
He died August 5, 1993 in Dayton, Ohio. He was 45 years old

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67 years ago, Guitarist Kenny Sultan was born in California. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny!

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65 years ago, Drummer Jay Dee Daugherty was born in Santa Barbara, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jay Dee!

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65 years ago, Saxophonist Bob Mover was born in Boston. Massachussetts. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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65 years ago, The "Dixie Dewdrop" Uncle Dave Macon died in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was 81 years old. (1952)
David Harrison Macon was born October 7, 1870 in Smartt Station, Tennessee.

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62 years ago, Country Singer James Andrew House was born in Sacramento, California. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to James House!

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60 years ago, R&B Singer Stephanie Mills was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stephanie!

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59 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Peter James Wylie was born in Liverpool, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pete Wylie!

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57 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Laurie Sargent was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Laurie!

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51 years ago, Bassist Reggie Richards was born in Dallas, Texas. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Reggie!

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51 years ago, Pianist Jan Lundgren was born in Olofstrom, Sweden. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jan!

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44 years ago, R&B Singer Beverley Anne Smith was born in Wolverhampton, England. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Beverley Knight!

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43 years ago, Saxophonist Sam Donahue died in Reno Nevada. He was 55 years old. (1974)
He was born March 8, 1918 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Stoney Cooper and Wilma Lee

40 years ago, Guitarist Stoney Cooper died in West Virginia. He was 59 years old. (1977)
Dale Troy "Stoney" Cooper was born October 16, 1918 in Harman, West Virginia.

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37 years ago, Singer Shannon Rae Bex was born in Bend, Oregon. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shannon Bex!

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36 years ago, Rapper Shawn Mims was born in New York, N.Y. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to MIMS!

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31 years ago, "Teen Angel" Singer Mark Dinning died of a heart attack in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was 52 years old. (1986)
Max E. Dinning was born August 17, 1933 in Drury, Oklahoma.

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26 years ago, Folk Singer/Songwriter Dave Guard died of lymphatic cancer in Rollingsford, New Hampshire. He was 56 years old. (1991)
He was born October 19, 1934 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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23 years ago, Musician Dan Hartman died of aids related illnesses in Westport, Connecticut. He was 44 years old. (1994)
He was born December 8, 1950 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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21 years ago, Bluesman Jesse "Wild Bill" Austin died in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was 65 years old. (1996)
Jesse Austin was born September 25, 1930 in Longwood, Mississippi.

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21 years ago, Drummer Don Murray died in Inglewood, California. He was 50 years old. (1996)
Donald Ray Murray was born November 8, 1945 in Glendale, California.

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21 years ago, Harry Sosnick died in The Bronx, N.Y. He was 99 years old. (1996)
Harold Sosnick was born July 13, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois.

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

21 years ago, Steel Guitarist Billy Williamson died of cancer. He was 71 years old. (1996)
William F. Williamson was born February 9, 1925 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

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15 years ago, Bluesman Frank Edwards died following a recording session in South Carolina. He was 93 years old. (2002)
He was born March 20, 1909 in Washington, Georgia.

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12 years ago, Foghat Guitarist Rod Price died after falling down a stairway in Wilton, N.H. He was 57 years old. (2005)
Roderick Michael Price was born November 22, 1947 in London, England.

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9 years ago, Bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez died in Miami, Florida. He was 89 years old. (2008)
He was born September 14, 1918 in Havana, Cuba.

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7 years ago, Guitarist Diz Disley died in London, England. He was 78 years old. (2010)
William Charles Disley was born May 27, 1931 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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4 years ago, Pianist Bebo Valdés died in Stockholm, Sweden. He was 94 years old. (2013)
Ramón Emilio Dionisio Valdés Amaro was born October 9, 1918 in Quivicán, Cuba.

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1 year ago, Rapper Phife Dawg died in Contra Costa County, California. He was 45 years old. (2016)
Malik Izaak Taylor was born November 20, 1970 in St. Albans, Queens, N.Y.

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Drummer John "Sib" Hashian died on stage during a performance on the Legends of Rock cruise off Florida. He was 67 years old. (2017)
He was born August 17, 1949 in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.


March 21


148 years ago, Producer/Choreographer Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1869)
He died July 22, 1932 in Hollywood, California. He was 63 years old.

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135 years ago, "The Minstrel Of The Appalachians" Bascom Lamar Lunsford was born at Mars Hill, Madison County, North Carolina. (1882)
He died September 4, 1973 in North Carolina. He was 91 years old.

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

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115 years ago, Bluesman Eddie James House, Jr. was born in Riverton, Mississippi. (1902)
Son House died October 19, 1988 in Detroit, Michigan . He was 86 years old.

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102 years ago, Clarinetist Hank D'Amico was born in Rochester, N.Y. (1915)
He died December 3, 1965 in New York, N.Y. He was 50 years old.

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101 years ago, Saxophonist Choker Campbell was born in Shelby, Mississippi. (1916)
He died July 20, 1993 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 77 years old.

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99 years ago, Pianist Charles Phillip Thompson was born in Springfield, Ohio. (1918)
Sir Charles Thompson died June 16, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. He was 98 years old.

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Mort Lindsey and Judy Garland

94 years ago, Morton Lippman was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1923)
Mort Lindsey died May 4, 2012 in Malibu, California. He was 89 years old.

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91 years ago, Lula Marietta McClelland was born in Minjo Junction, Ohio. (1926)
She died June 21, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan She was 82 years old.

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88 years ago, Bluesman Otis Smothers was born in Lexington, Mississippi. (1929)
Big Smokey Smothers died July 23, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 64 years old.

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87 years ago, Bluesman Otis Spann was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1930)
He died of cancer April 24, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 40 years old.

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81 year ago, Progressive Big Band Leader Mike Westbrook was born in High Wycombe, England. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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80 years ago, Drummer Robert "Huckleberry Hound" Wright was born in Greenwood, Mississippi. (1937)
He died of cardiac arrest March 18, 2001 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 63 years old.

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79 years ago, Bluesman Peter Mayes was born in Double Bayou, Texas. (1938)
Texas Pete Mayes died December 16, 2008 in Houston, Texas. He was 70 years old.

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78 years ago, Rock&Roller Ronald D. Hege was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ronnie Haig!

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77 years ago, "The King Of Rock N' Soul" Solomon Burke was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1940)
He died October 10, 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was 70 years old.

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77 years ago, Flugelhornist Herbert Joos was born in Karlsruhe, Germany. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Herbert!

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77 years ago, Singer/Songwriter James Wesley Voight was born in Yonkers, N.Y. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chip Taylor!

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75 years ago, Keyboardist Amina Claudine Myers was born in Blackwell, Arkansas. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Amina!

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74 years ago, "The Court Jester of the 1960's Underground Rock Scene", Vivian Stanshall was born in Shillingford, Oxon, England. (1943)
Viv Stanshall died March 6th, 1995 in a fire at his London flat. He was 51 years old.

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73 years ago, Gaye Adegbalola was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gaye!

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72 years ago, Singer/Keyboardist Rosemary Stone of Sly & the Family Stone was born in Vallejo, California. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rosie!

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71 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Ray Dorset was born in Ashton, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray!

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71 years ago, Bassist Yoshio "Chin" Suzuki was born in Nagano, Japan. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chin!

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70 years ago, Guitarist Franco Mussida was born in Milan, Italy. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Franco!

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68 years ago, Singer Edward Joseph Mahoney was born in New York, N.Y. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie Money!

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67 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson was born in Portsmouth, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roger Hodgson!

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67 years ago, Trumpeter Toru Okoshi was born in Ashita, Japan. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tiger Okoshi!

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66 years ago, Bassist Conrad Lozano of Los Lobos was born in Los Angeles, California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Conrad!

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66 years ago, Singer Russell Allen Thompkins, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Russell Thompkins, Jr.!

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65 years ago, Singer Chris O'Connell was born in Virginia. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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65 years ago, Bluesman Nasty Ned was born in Plainfield, N.J. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nasty Ned!

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64 years ago, Drummer Robert Johnson was born in Miami, Florida. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shotgun Johnson!

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61 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Guy Stephen Chadwick was born in Hanover, Germany. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Guy Chadwick!

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58 years ago, Singer Sarah Jane Morris was born in Southampton, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sarah Jane!

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57 years ago, Drummer Robert Lee Sweet was born in Lynwood, California. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert Sweet!

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56 years ago, Drummer James McDonnell was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Slim Jim Phantom!

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54 years ago, Guitarist Shawn Lane was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1963)
He died Sept. 26, 2003 following lung surgery in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 40 years old.

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54 years ago, Bassist Sharon June Howe was born in Glencoe, Minnesota. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Share Pedersen!

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53 years ago, Bassist Danny Miranda was born in New York, N.Y. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Danny!

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44 years ago, Hip Hop Artist William Paul Mitchell was born in Harlem, New York, N.Y. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Large Professor!

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37 years ago, Deryck Jason Whibley was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Deryck Whibley!

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35 years ago, Vocalist King Pleasure died in Los Angeles, California. He was 59 years old. (1982)
Clarence Beeks was born March 24, 1922 in Oakdale, Tennessee.

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31 years ago, Clarinetist Raymond Burke died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 81 years old. (1986)
He was born June 6, 1904 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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30 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Dino Martin Jr. died when his plane crashed into San Gorgonio Mountain, California. He was 33 years old. (1987)
Dean Paul Martin Jr. was born November 17, 1951 in Encino, California.

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26 years ago, Guitar Maker Leo Fender died in Fullerton, California. He was 81 years old. (1991)
He was born August 10, 1909 in Fullerton, California.

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13 years ago, Singer Johnny Bristol died in Howell, Michigan. He was 65 years old. (2004)
He was born February 3, 1939 in Morgantown, North Carolina.

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13 years ago, Saxophonist Don "DT" Thompson died in Vancouver, Canada. He was 71 years old. (2004)
He was born September 19. 1932 in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.

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12 years ago, Singer/Pianist Bobby Short died in New York, N.Y. He was 78 years old. (2005)
He was born September 15, 1926 in Danville, Illinois.

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9 years ago, Musican Klaus Dinger died in Germany. He was 61 years old. (2008)
He was born March 24, 1948 in Scherfede, Westphalia, Germany.

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8 years ago, R&B Songwriter/Producer Ted Jarrett died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 83 years old. (2009)
He was born October 17, 1925 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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6 years ago, Singer Loleatta Holloway died in Los Angeles, California. She was 64 years old. (2011)
She was born November 5, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Pinetop autographed this for me on May 30, 1997 ;-)

6 years ago, Pianist Pinetop Perkins died in Austin,Texas. He was 97 years old. (2011)
Joseph William Perkins was born July 7, 1913 in Belzoni, Mississippi.

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5 years ago, Bluesman Ernie Williams died in Albany, N.Y. He was 87 years old. (2012)
He was born during 1925 on a plantation in Virginia.

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Ahmet Ertegun, Miriam Bienstock, and Jerry Wexler>

2 years ago, Atlantic Records Co-Founder Miriam Bienstock died in New York, N.Y. She was 92 years old. (2015)
Miriam Kahan was born January 4, 1923 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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2 years ago, Singer Jackie Trent died in Minorca, Spain. She was 74 years old. (2015)
Yvonne Burgess was born September 6, 1940 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England.

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Song Writer/Gong Show Host Chuck Barris died in in Palisades, N.Y. He was 87 years old. (2017)
Charles Hirsch Barris was born March 30, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


March 20


126 years ago, "The First Recorded White Bluesman" Frank Hutchison was born in Raleigh County, West Virginia. (1891)
He died of cancer November 9, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio. He was 54 years old.

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108 years ago, Bluesman Frank Edwards was born in Washington, Georgia. (1909)
He died March 22, 2002 following a recording session in South Carolina. He was 93 years old.

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100 years ago, Vera Margaret Welch was born in East Ham, London, England. (1917)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dame Vera Lynn!

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99 years ago, Pianist Margaret Marian Turner was born near Slough, Buckinghamshire, England. (1918)
Marian McPartland died August 20, 2013 in Port Washington, N.Y. She was 95 years old.

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96 years ago, Saxophonist Jimmy Coe was born in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. (1921)
He died February 26, 2004 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 82 years old.

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96 years ago, Gospel Singer Rosetta Nubin was born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. (1921)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe died of a stroke October 9, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was 52 years old.

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Larry and Les Elgart

95 years ago, Musician Larry Elgart was born in New London, Connecticut. (1922)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry!

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90 years ago, Cajun Fiddler Dewey Balfa was born in Big Mamou, Louisiana. (1927)
He died of cancer June 17, 1992 in Eunice, Louisiana. He was 65 years old.

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82 years ago, Drummer Sam Lay was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sam!

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81 years ago, Pianist Harold Mabern, Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harold!

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81 years ago, Lee Scratch Perry was born in St. Mary's, Jamaica. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Scratch!

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80 years ago, "Canada's Country Gentleman" Tommy Hunter was born in London, Ontario, Canada. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tommy!

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80 years ago, "The Alabama Wildman" Jerry Reed Hubbard was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1937)
Jerry Reed died September 1, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 71 years old.

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Johnnie Louise Richardson & Joe Rivers

80 years ago, Singer Joe Rivers was born in Charleston, South Carolina. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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80 years ago, Saxophonist Eddie Shaw was born in Stringtown, Mississippi. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie!

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78 years ago, Country Singer Don Edwards was born in Boonton, New Jersey. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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78 years ago, Keyboardist Lawrence Ira Kahn was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry Harlow!

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77 years ago, Singer/Actor Rod Lawrence Strunk was born in Fresno, California. (1940)
Rod Lauren died July 11, 2007 in Tracy, California.

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76 years ago, Bluesman James Nixon was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nick Nixon!

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76 years ago, Singer Vito Picone was born in South Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vito!

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74 years ago, Drummer Jon Christenson was born in Oslo, Norway. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jon!

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73 years ago, Seminole Indian Tribe Chief/Musician James E. Billie was born in South Florida. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chief Jim Billie!

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71 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Douglas B. Green was born in Michigan. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ranger Doug!

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69 years ago, Blues Singer Marva Wright was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1948)
She died March 23, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was 62 years old.

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68 years ago, Singer/Pianist Marcia Ball was born in Orange, Texas. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marcia!

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68 years ago, Clarinetist Irving Fazola died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 36 years old. (1949)
He was born December 10, 1912 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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67 years ago, Drummer Carl Palmer was born in Birmingham, Warks, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carl!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Adrian Peritore was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Guy Perry!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Jimmie Vaughan was born in Austin, Texas. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmie!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Roy Patterson was born in Nova Scotia. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roy!

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63 years ago, Singer Jim Seales was born in Hamilton Alabama. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim!

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61 years ago, Singer/Percussionist Phonso Martin of Steel Pulse was born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Phonso!

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58 years ago, Singer Richard Drummie was born in London, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard!

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56 years ago, Drummer James McDonnell was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Slim Jim Phantom!

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54 years ago, Cajun Musician Jimmy Donley died in Long Beach, Mississippi. He was 33 years old. (1963)
He was born August 17, 1929 in Gulfport. Mississippi.

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54 years ago, Musician Paul Mirkovich was born in Los Angeles, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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53 years ago, Singer Natacha Atlas was born in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Natacha!

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53 years ago, Singer Tracy Chapman was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tracy!

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51 years ago, Singer Alka Yagnik was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alka!

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49 years ago, Singer Ultra Naté was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ultra Naté!

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45 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley was born in Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alex Kapranos!

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38 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Molly Rachel Jenson was born in San Diego, California. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Molly Jenson!

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36 years ago, Saxophonist Sonny Red died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 48 years old. (1981)
Sylvester Kyner, Jr. was born December 17, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan.

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33 years ago, Singer Winta Efrem was born in Oslo, Norway. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Winta!

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29 years ago, Jazz Musician Gil Evans died in Cuernevaca, Mexico. He was 75 years old. (1988)
Ian Ernest Gilmore Green was born May 13, 1912 in Toronto, Canada.

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26 years ago, Guitarist Billy Butler died in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was 65 years old. (1991)
He was born December 15, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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23 years ago, Drummer Rayburn Hayes died in East St. Louis, Missouri. He was 53 years old. (1994)
He was born April 16, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Lee Wiley singing accompanied by her husband pianist Jess Stacy, Eddie Condon on guitar, Sid Weiss on bass & Cozy Cole on drums

23 years ago, Bassist Sid Weiss died in Colton, California. He was 79 years old. (1994)
He was born April 30, 1914 in Schenectady, N.Y.

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20 years ago, Singer Ronnie Barron died of heart problems in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 53 years old. (1997)
Ronald Raymond Barrosse was born October 9, 1943 in Algiers, Louisiana.

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8 years ago, Bluesman Mel Brown died in Kitcherner, Ontario, Canada. He was 69 years old. (2009)
He was born October 7, 1939 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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6 years ago, Steel Guitar Innovator Ralph Mooney died in Kennedale, Texas. He was 82 years old. (2011)
He was born September 16, 1928 in Duncan, Oklahoma.

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4 years ago, Rockabilly/Country Star Eddie Bond died in Bolivar, Tennessee. He was 79 years old. (2013)
Eddie James Bond was born July 1, 1933 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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4 years ago, Singer Emílio Santiago died in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was 66 years old. (2013)
Emílio Vitalino Santiago was born December 6, 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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2 years ago, Saxophonist Paul Jeffrey died in in Durham, N.C. He was 81 years old. (2015)
Paul Henley Jeffrey was born April 8, 1933 in New York, N.Y.

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2 years ago, Drummer A.J. Pero died in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was 55 years old. (2015)
Anthony Jude Pero was born October 14, 1959 in Staten Island, N.Y.


March 19


120 years ago, Comedienne Loretta Mary Aiken was born in Brevard, North Carolina. (1897)
Jackie “Moms" Mabley died May 23, 1975 in White Plains, New York. She was 81 years old.

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104 years ago, Herbert Henry Dawson was born in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. (1913)
Smoky Dawson died February 13, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. He was 94 years old.

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103 years ago, Musician Joseph Buster Bennett was born in Pensacola, Florida. (1914)
He died July 3, 1980 in Houston, Texas. He was 66 years old.

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98 years ago, Hawaiian Singer Alfred Aiu Afat, Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1919)
Alfred Aloha Apaka died of a heart attack January 30, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 41 years old.

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98 years ago, Bluesman Walter Mitchell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1919)
"Little" Walter Mitchell died January 10, 1990 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 70 years old.

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98 years ago, Pianist Leonard Joseph Tristano was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1919)
Lennie Tristano died November 18, 1978 in New York, N.Y. He was 59 years old.

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96 years ago, Bassist Harry Babasin was born in Dallas, Texas. (1921)
"The Bear" died May 21, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. He was 67 years old.

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96 years ago, Singer Robert McFerrin, Sr. was born in Marianna, Arkansas. (1921)
He died November 24, 2006 in St. Louis. Missouri. He was 85 years old.

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91 years ago, Critic Philip Elwood was born in Berkeley, California. (1926)
Phil Elwood died of heart failure January 10, 2006 in San Francisco, California. He was 79 years old.

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91 years ago, Singer William Randall Henderson was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1926)
Bill Henderson died April 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. He was 90 years old.

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89 years ago, Motown Producer/Songwriter Clarence Pauling was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (1928)
Clarence Paul died May 6, 1995 in Los Angeles, California. He was 67 years old.

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89 years ago, Vibraphonist Lem Winchester was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1928)
He accidentally shot and killed himself January 13, 1961 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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88 years ago, Bassist Calvin Eugene Taylor was born in Toledo, Ohio. (1929)
Gene Taylor died December 22, 2001 in Sarasota, Florida. He was 72 years old.

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81 years ago, Guitarist Amancio D'Silva was born in Mumbai, India. (1936)
He died July 17, 1996 in Brighton, England. He was 60 years old.

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81 years ago, "Denmark's Doris Day" Birthe Wilke was born in Denmark. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Birthe!

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80 years ago, Pianist Clarence "Frogman" Henry was born in Algiers, Louisiana. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to "The Frogman"!

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79 years ago, Soul Singer Walter Jackson was born in Pensacola, Florida. (1938)
He died of a cerebral hemorrhage June 20, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 45 years old.

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78 years ago, Pianist Mike Longo was born in Cincinnnati, Ohio. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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75 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Richard J. Dobson was born in Tyler, Texas. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard J.!

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75 years ago, Pop Singer Robin Luke was born in Los Angeles, California. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robin!

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71 years ago, Guitarist Paul Ashley Warren Atkinson was born in Cuffley, Herts, England. (1946)
Paul Atkinson died April 1, 2004 in Santa Monica, California. He was 58 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters was born in Oakland, California. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ruth!

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70 years ago, Bluesman Theodis Ealey was born in Natchez, Mississippi. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Theodis!

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69 years ago, Saxophonist Dave Schnitter was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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67 years ago, Trombonist Curtis Fowlkes was born in New York, N.Y. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Curtis!

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66 years ago, Trombonist Derek Longmuir was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Derek!

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65 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Chris Brubeck was born in Los Angeles, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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64 years ago, Pianist Michele Rosewoman was born in Oakland, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michele!

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64 years ago, Bassist William Sheehan was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Sheehan!

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Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson, Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson

64 years ago, Singer Ricky Helton Wilson of The B-52s was born in Athens, Georgia. (1953)
Ricky Wilson died of aids October 12, 1985 in Athens, Georgia. He was 32 years old.

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58 years ago, Singer Terence Edward Hall was born in Coventry, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry Hall!

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57 years ago, Pianist Eliane Elias was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eliane!

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51 years ago, Pianist/Producer James Wright was born in Rockford, Illinois. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Big Jim" Wright!

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48 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Gary Jules Aguirre, Jr. was born in Fresno, California. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary Jules!

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Sarah Bettens and Gert Bettens

47 years ago, Bassist Gert Bettens was born in Merksem, Belgium. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gert!

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45 years ago, Guitarist Eric Davis was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1972)
Eric "Guitar" Davis was shot to death December 19, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 41 years old.

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44 years ago, Guitarist Brant Bjork was born in Palm Springs, California. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brant!

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42 years ago, Drummer Brann Timothy Dailor was born in Rochester, N.Y. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brann Dailor!

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41 years ago, Guitarist Paul "Koss" Kossoff died on a Los Angeles to New York flight. He was 25 years old. (1976)
He was born September 14, 1950 in Hempstead, England.

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41 years ago, Drummer Zach Lind was born in Mesa, Arizona. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Zach!

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37 years ago, Singer Mikuni Shimokawa was born in Shinhidaka, Hokkaido, Japan. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mikuni!

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36 years ago, Blues Guitarist Tampa Red died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 77 years old. (1981)
Hudson Whittaker was born January 8, 1904 in Smithville, Georgia.

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35 years ago, Guitarist Randy Rhodes was killed in a plane crash near Leesburg, Florida. He was 25 years old. (1982)
Randall William Rhoads was born December 6, 1956 in Santa Monica, California.

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27 years ago, Singer Andrew Wood died in Seattle, Washington. He was 24 years old. (1990)
Andrew Patrick Wood was born January 8, 1966 in Columbus, Mississippi.

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26 years ago, Bluesman Bee Houston died in Los Angeles, California. He was 52 years old. (1991)
Edward Wilson Houston was born April 19, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Copyright© Jeff Dunas 1998

18 years ago, Bluesman Peppermint Harris died. He was 73 years old. (1999)
Harrison D. Nelson, Jr. was born July 17, 1925 in Texarkana, Texas.

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15 years ago, Organist Big John Patton died of diabetes in Montclair, N.J. He was 66 years old. (2002)
John Patton was born July 12, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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10 years ago, Soul Singer Luther Ingram died in Belleville, Illinois. He was 69 years old. (2007)
Luther Thomas Ingram was born November 30, 1937 in Jackson, Tennessee.

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2 years ago, Keyboardist Michael Brown died. He was 65 years old. (2015)
Michael David Lookofsky was born April 25, 1949 in New York, N.Y.


March 18


118 years ago, Bandleader Jean Goldkette was born in Valenciennes, France. (1899)
He died March 24, 1962 in Santa Barbara, California. He was 63 years old.

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90 years ago, Blues Patriarch Lester Kinsey was born in Pleasant Grove, Mississippi. (1927)
"Big Daddy" Kinsey died of prostate cancer April 3, 2001 in Gary, Indiana. He was 74 years old.

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88 years ago, Singer George Lewis Scott of the Blind Boys of Alabama was born in Notasulga, Alabama. (1929)
George Lewis died March 9, 2005 in Durham, N.C. He was 75 years old.

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87 years ago, Fiddler William Russell Armstrong was born in Streator, Illinois. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Armstrong!

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81 years ago, Singer Robert Lee Smith was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert Lee!

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79 years ago, Country Star Charley Pride was born in Sledge, Mississippi. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charley!

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78 years ago, Singer Travis Wilbon Pritchett was born in Jackson, Alabama. (1939)
Travis Pritchett died October 18, 2010 in Mobile, Alabama. He was 71 years old.

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76 years ago, "The Wicked" Wilson Pickett was born in Prattville, Alabama. (1941)
He died of a heart attack January 19, 2006 in Reston, Virginia. He was 64 years old.

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74 years ago, Bluesman Willie King was born in Prairie Point, Mississippi. (1943)
He died March 8, 2009 in Memphis Tennessee. He was 66 years old.

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74 years ago, Songwriter Dennis Linde was born in Abilene, Texas. (1943)
He died December 22, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 63 years old.

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72 years ago, Musician Eric Norman Woolfson was born in Charing Cross, Glasgow, Scotland. (1945)
Eric Woolfson died December 2, 2009 in London, England. He was 67 years old.

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70 years ago, Drummer Barrie James Wilson was born in Edmonton, London, England. (1947)
B.J. Wilson died October 8, 1990 in Corvallis, Oregon. He was 43 years old.

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Jim Gordon, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock, Eric Clapton and Jeep

69 years ago, Keyboardist Robert Stanley Whitlock was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby Whitlock!

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

67 years ago, former Doobie Brothers Drummer John Hartman was born in Falls Church, Virginia. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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66 years ago, Guitarist William Richard Frisell was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Frisell!

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60 years ago, Bassist György Pazdera was born in Hungary. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to György!

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58 years ago, Singer Irene Escalera was born in New York, N.Y. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Irene Cara!

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58 years ago, Vibraphonist Joe Locke was born in Palo Alto, California. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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56 years ago, Jazz Pianist Jon Weber was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jon!

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55 years ago, Singer/Songwriter James McMurtry was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to James!

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54 years ago, Guitarist Jeffrey Philip LaBar was born in Darby, Pennsylvania. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeff LaBar!

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54 years ago, Model/Singer Vanessa Williams was born in Tarrytown, N.Y. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vanessa!

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50 years ago, Singer Rozalla Miller was born in Ndola, Zambia. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rozalla!

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53 years ago, Saxophonist Courtney Pine was born in London, England. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Courtney!

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51 years ago, Guitarist Jerry Fulton Cantrell, Jr. was born in Tacoma, Washington. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry Cantrell!

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50 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Miki Berenyi was born in London, England. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Miki!

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47 years ago, Rapper Dana Owens was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Queen Latifah!

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43 years ago, Bassist Stuart Patrick Jude Zender was born in Sheffield, England. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stuart Zender!

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41 years ago, Bluesman Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson died of cancer. He was 41 years old. (1976)
Lucius Johnson was born August 30, 1934 in Davisboro, Georgia.

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31 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Joseph Spence died in Nassau, The Bahamas. He was 75 years old. (1986)
He was born August 3, 1910 in Andros, The Bahamas.

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22 years ago, Singer Charles Drain died in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 55 years old. (1995)
He was born May 31, 1939 in Eupora, Mississippi.

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16 years ago, "Papa" John Phillips died in Los Angeles, California. He was 65 years old. (2001)
John Edmund Andrew Phillips was born August 30, 1935 in Paris Island, S.C.

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16 years ago, Drummer Robert "Huckleberry Hound" Wright died of cardiac arrest in Chicago, Illinois. He was 63 years old. (2001)
He was born March 21, 1937, in Greenwood, Mississippi.

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12 years ago, Drummer Kennard Johnson died in Jonesboro, Georgia. He was 53 years old. (2005)
He was born July 31, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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8 years ago, Singer Eddie Bo died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 78 years old. (2009)
Edwin J. Bocage was born September 20, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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6 years ago, Bassist Jet Harris died in Winchester, England. He was 71 years old. (2011)
Terrence Harris was born July 6, 1939 in Kingsbury, North London, England.

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1 year ago, Country Singer Ned Miller died in Medford, Oregon. He was 90 years old. (2016)
Henry Ned Miller was born April 12, 1925 in Rains, Utah.

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Rock 'n' Roll Legend Chuck Berry died in St. Charles County, Missouri. He was 90 years old. (2017)
Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri.



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