May 5

Gus Cannon, Ashley Thomson and Noah Lewis

119 years ago, Guitarist Ashley Thompson was born in Ripley, Tennessee. (1896)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ashley! (if you're still out there ;-)

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116 years ago, Drummer Paul Barbarin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1899)
He died February 17, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 69 years old.

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114 years ago, Bluesman William Samuel McTear was born in Thomson, Georgia. (1901)
Blind Willie McTell died of a brain hemorrhage August 19, 1959 in Milledgeville, Georgia. He was 58 years old.

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98 years ago, Singer Dalva de Oliveira was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (1917)
She died August 31, 1972 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was 55 years old.

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96 years ago, Piper Séamus Ennis was born in Dublin, Ireland. (1919)
He died October 5, 1982 in Dublin, Ireland. He was 63 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer Sonny Parker was born in Youngstown, Ohio. (1925)
He died February 7, 1957 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was 31 years old.

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88 years ago, Guitarist Jerome Haynes was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1927)
Jah Jerry died August 13, 2007 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 80 years old.

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LutherPerkins, Johnny Cash and Marshall Grant

87 years ago, Bassist Marshall Grant was born in Bryson City, N.C. (1928)
He died August 7, 2011 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was 83 years old.

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86 years ago, Bluesman J.B. Lenoir was born in Monticello, Mississippi. (1929)
He died April 29, 1967 from injuries suffered in an Urbana, Illinois car accident. He was 37 years old.

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85 years ago, Pianist Joyce Collins was born in Battle Mountain, Nevada. (1930)
She died January 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. She was 79 years old.

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82 years ago, Guitarist Calvin Collins was born in Medora, Indiana. (1933)
Cal Collins died August 27, 2001 in Dillsboro, Indiana.

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81 years ago, Saxophonist Ace Cannon was born in Grenada, Mississippi. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ace!

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81 years ago, Soul Singer Johnnie Harrison Taylor was born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas. (1934)
Johnnie Taylor died of an apparent heart attack May 31, 2000 in Duncanville, Texas. He was 66 years old.

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80 years ago, Saxophonist Edward Jordan was born in Crowley, Louisiana. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kidd Jordan!

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77 years ago, Bluesman Larry Johnson was born in Atlanata, Georgia. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry!

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77 years ago, Banjo Player Veronica Loretta Stoneman was born in Washington, D.C. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roni Stoneman!

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74 years ago, Pianist Stanley Cowell was born in Toledo, Ohio. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stanley!

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74 years ago, Rock&Roller David Walker was born in Washington, D.C. (1941)
Bunker Hill apparently died during the early 1970s in New York, N.Y.

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73 years ago, Singer Barbara A. Randolph was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1942)
Barbara Randolph died of cancer July 15, 2002 in South Africa. She was 60 years old.

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73 years ago, Country Star Virginia Wynette Pugh was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi. (1942)
Tammy Wynette died April 6, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 55 years old.

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72 years ago, Saxophonist Hart McNee was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1943)
He died July 14, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 66 years old.

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72 years ago, Comedian Michael Palin was born in Ranmoor, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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69 years ago, Trumpeter Jack Arthur Walrath was born in Stuart, Florida. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jack Walrath!

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67 years ago, William Thomas Ward was born in Aston, Birmingham, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Ward!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Martin Simpson was born in Scunthorpe, South Humberside, England. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martin!

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Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Pete de Freitas and Les Pattinson

56 years ago, Singer Ian McCulloch was born in Liverpool, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian!

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56 years ago, Saxophonist Hal McIntyre died in a fire at his home in Los Angeles, California. He was 48 years old. (1959)
He was born November 29, 1914 in Cromwell, Connecticut.

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47 years ago, Guitarist/Banjoist George "Creole" Guesnon died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 61 years old. (1968)
He was born May 25, 1907 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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43 years ago, Guitarist Reverend Gary Davis died in Hammonton, New Jersey. He was 76 years old. (1972)
He was born April 30, 1896 in Laurens, South Carolina.

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35 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Maia Hirasawa was born in Sollentuna, Sweden. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maia!

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33 years ago, Vibraphonist Cal Tjader died in Manila, The Phillipines. He was 57 years old. (1982)
Callen Radcliffe Tjader, Jr. was born July 16, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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29 years ago, Guitarist Billy Mackel died in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 75 years old. (1986)
John William Mackel was born December 28, 1910 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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27 years ago, Singer Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Enfield, North London, England. (1988)
Hauoli la Hanau to Adele!

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27 years ago, Singer Skye Alexandra Sweetnam was born in Bolton, Ontario, Canada. (1988)
Hauoli la Hanau to Skye Sweetnam!

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26 years ago, Singer Christopher Maurice Brown was born in Tappahannock, Virginia. (1989)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Brown!

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24 years ago, Blues Singer Andrew Tibbs died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 62 years old. (1991)
He was born February 2, 1929 in Columbus, Ohio.

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16 years ago, Saxophonist Tommy McCook died in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 71 years old. (1998)
He was born March 3, 1927 in Havana, Cuba.

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14 years ago, Zydeco Master "Boozoo" Chavis died of heart problems in Austin, Texas. He was 70 years old. (2001)
Wilson Anthony Chavis was born October 23, 1930 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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7 years ago, Pop/Country Star Jerry Wallace died in Victorville, California. He was 79 years old. (2008)
He was born May 5, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. !

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3 years ago, Painter Frederick J. Brown died in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 67 years old. (2012)
Frederick James Brown was born February 6, 1945 in Greensboro, Georgia.

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

3 years ago, Singer "Sweet" Joe Russell died in Brooklyn, New York. He was 72 years old. (2012)
Joe Russell was born September 25, 1939 in Virginia.


May 4


129 years ago, Composer Shelton Brooks was born in Amesburg, Ontario, Canada. (1886)
He died September 6, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. He was 89 years old.

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110 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter Clarence Albert Poindexter was born in Jacksonville, Texas. (1905)
Al Dexter died January 28, 1984 in Lewisville, Texas. He was 78 years old.

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92 years ago, Drummer Ed Cassidy was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1923)
He died December 6, 2012 in San Jose, California. He was 89 years old.

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89 years ago, Drummer Sonny Payne was born in New York, N.Y. (1926)
He died January 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old.

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87 years ago, Trumpeter Walter Ferguson was born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada. (1928)
Maynard Ferguson died August 23, 2006 in Ventura, California. He was 78 years old.

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87 years ago, Baritone Saxophonist Lars Gullin was born in Visby, Sweden. (1928)
He died May 17, 1976 in Vissefjarda, Sweden. He was 48 years old.

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80 years ago, Pianist Don Friedman was born in San Francisco, California. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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79 years ago, Singer Victor I. Hoagland Sr. was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (1936)
Hoagy Lands died January 12, 2002 in Orange, New Jersey. He was 65 years old.

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78 years ago, Bassist Ronald Levin Carter was born in Ferndale, Michigan. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron Carter!

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78 years ago, The "King of the Surf Guitar" Richard Monsour was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dick Dale!

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77 years ago, Soul Singer Tyrone Davis was born in Greenville, Mississippi. (1938)
He died February 9, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 66 years old.

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76 years ago, Saxophonist Charles M. Owens was born in Phoenix Arizona. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charles Owens!

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David and Linda LaFlamme

74 years ago, Violinist David LaFlamme was born in New Britain, Connecticut (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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73 years ago, Soul Singer/Songwriter Nickolas Ashford was born in Fairfield, SC. (1942)
He died August 22, 2011 in New York, N.Y. He was 69 years old.

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Reg Presley, Chris Britton, Ronnie Bond and Peter Staples

72 years ago, Drummer Ronald James Bullis of the Troggs was born in Andover, Hampshire, England. (1943)
Ronnie Bond died November 13, 1992 in Winchester, England. He was 48 years old.

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Barbara Allbutt, Peggy Santiglia and Phyllis Allbutt

71 years ago, Singer Peggy Santiglia was born in Orange, New Jersey. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peggy!

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L to R Dick Halligan, Dave Bargeron, Lew Soloff (seated), Steve Katz, Bobby Colomby, Joe Henderson (standing) George Wadenius (seated) Bobby Doyle, Jim Fielder and Chuck Winfield

70 years ago, Guitarist George Wadenius was born in Sweden. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Zal Cleminson was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Zal!

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66 years ago, Singer Mary Dukes was born in Los Angeles, California. (1949)
She died November 2, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. She was 59 years old.

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66 years ago, Country Singer Stella Parton was born in Sevier County, Kentucky. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stella!

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64 years ago, Colin Bass was born in London, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Colin!

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64 years ago, Sigmund Esco Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jackie Jackson!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Robert Alan Deal was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mick Mars!

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63 years ago, Reggae Musician Jacob Miller was born in Mandeville, Jamaica. (1952)
He died March 23, 1980 in a car accident on Hope Road in Jamaica. He was 27 years old.

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Danny Brubeck and Chris Brubeck

60 years ago, Drummer Daniel Brubeck was born in Oakland, California. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Danny Brubeck!

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59 years ago, Sheron Lafaye Jones was born in Augusta, Georgia. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sharon Jones!

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56 years ago, Country Musician Randy Travis was born in Marshville, N.C. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Randy!

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53 years ago, Singer Oleta Angela Adams was born in Seattle, Washington. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Oleta Adams!

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40 years ago, Moe Howard of The Three Stooges died of lung cancer in Hollywood, California. He was 78 years old. (1975)
Moses Horwitz was born June 19, 1897 in Bensonhurst, New York.

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39 years ago, Trombonist Jim Robinson died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 83 years old. (1976)
He was born December 25, 1892 in Deer Range, Louisiana.

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28 years ago, Bluesman Paul Butterfield died of heart failure in Hollywood, California. He was 44 years old. (1987)
Paul Vaughn Butterfield was born December 17, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois.

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28 years ago, Bassist Wilbur Little died in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was 59 years old. (1987)
He was born March 5, 1928 in Parmele, North Carolina.

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25 years ago, Guitarist Emily Remler died of a heart attack in Sydney, Australia. She was 32 years old. (1990)
She was born September 18, 1957 in New York, N.Y.

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20 years ago, Blueswoman Van Hunt died in Memphis, Tennessee. She was 93 years old. (1995)
Van Zula Carter Hunt was born September 1, 1901 in Somerville, Tennessee.

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17 years ago, Tenor Saxophonist Tommy McCook of the Skatalites died in Atlanta, Georgia.. (1998)
Thomas McCook was born during 1927 or 1932 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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12 years ago, Bluesman Harmonica Slim died in Fresno, California. He was 82 years old. (2003)
Richard 'Riley' Riggins was born during 1921 in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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11 years ago, Reknowned Reggae Producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd died in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 72 years old. (2004)
Richard Riley S. Riggins was born January 26, 1932 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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10 years ago, Bluesman Neal Pattman died in Athens, Georgia. He was 81 years old. (2005)
He was born January 10, 1926 in Madison County, Georgia.

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Mort Lindsey and Judy Garland

3 years ago, Mort Lindsey died in Malibu, California. He was 89 years old. (2012)
Morton Lippman was born March 21, 1923 in Newark, New Jersey.

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3 years ago, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch died in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 47 years old. (2012)
Adam Andrew Nathaniel Yauch was born August 5, 1964 in Brooklyn, N.Y.


May 3


112 years ago, Singer/Actor Harry Lillis Crosby was born in Tacoma, Washington. (1903)
Bing Crosby died October 14, 1977 in La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain. He was 74 years old.

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104 years ago, Trumpeter John Rhea Lawson was born in Trenton, Missouri. (1911)
Yank Lawson died February 18, 1995 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 83 years old.

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103 years ago, Organist Virgil Fox was born in Princeton, Illinois. (1912)
He died October 25, 1980 in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 68 years old.

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103 years ago, Cajun Musician Nonc Allie Young was born in Basile, Louisiana. (1912)
He died April 21, 2003 in Basile, Louisiana. He was 90 years old.

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96 years ago, Cleveland Rock Critic Jane Scott was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1919)
She died July 4, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was 92 years old.

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96 years ago, Folk Singer Pete Seeger was born in New York, N.Y. (1919)
He died January 27, 2014 in New York, N.Y. He was 94 years old.

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95 years ago, Pianist John Aaron Lewis was born in La Grange, Illinois. (1920)
John Lewis died March 29, 2001 in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old.

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94 years ago, Middle Weight Champion Walker Smith Jr. was born in Ailey, Georgia. (1921)
Sugar Ray Robinson died April 12 1989 in Harlem, N.Y. He was 67 years old.

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93 years ago, John "Vic" Willis (of The Willis Brothers) was born in Colton, Oklahoma (1922)
He died in a car crash April 3, 1998. He was 73 years old.

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89 years ago, Trombonist James Milton Cleveland was born in Wartrace, Tennessee. (1926)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy Cleveland!

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89 years ago, "The Father of Truck Driving Country Music" Darwin David Pedruska was born in Spencer, Wisconsin. (1926)
Dave Dudley died of a heart attack December 22, 2003 in Danbury, Wisconsin. He was 77 years old.

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89 years ago, Bassist Jymie Merritt was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1926)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jymie!

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82 years ago, James Brown was born in Barnwell, S.C. (1933)
The "Godfather of Soul" died December 25, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 73 years old.

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81 years ago, Georges Moustaki was born in Alexandria, Egypt. (1934)
He died May 23, 2013 in Paris, France. He was 79 years old.

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81 years ago, Singer Francis Stephen Castelluccio was born in Newark, N.J. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frankie Valli!

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81 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Record Producer Jerry Samuels was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Napoleon XIV!

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76 years ago, Lap Steel Guitarist Extraordinaire Frederick Martin Roulette was born in Evanston, Illinois. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Freddie Roulette!

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Reg Presley, Chris Britton, Ronnie Bond and Peter Staples

71 years ago, Bassist Peter Lawrence Staples of the Troggs was born in Andover, Hampshire, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter Staples!

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69 years ago, Blues Singer Bobby "Blues" Ray was born in Crossett, Arkansas. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby!

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67 years ago, Saxophonist John Alexander was born in Charlotte, N.C. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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66 years ago, Saxophonist Larry Ochs was born in New York, N.Y. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry!

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65 years ago, Singer Mary Hopkin was born in Pontardawe, Wales. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mary!

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64 years ago, Guitarist/Singer/Songwrirter Christopher Geppert was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Christopher Cross!

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60 years ago, Drummer Bob Leatherbarrow was born in Buffalo, New York. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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58 years ago, Drummer Cactus Moser was born in Montrose, Colorado. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cactus!

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Dave Ball and Marc Almond

56 years ago, David James Ball was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave Ball!

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54 years ago, Guitarist Rémi Charmasson was born in Avignon, France. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rémi!

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52 years ago, Bassist Marco Mendoza was born in San Diego, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marco!

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48 years ago, Actress/Singer Nina Mae McKinney died in New York, N.Y. She was 53 years old. (1967)
Nannie Mayme McKinney was born June 13, 1912 in Lancaster, South Carolina.

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47 years ago, Country Singer Shane Allan Minor was born in Modesto, California. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shane Minor!

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44 years ago, Steel Guitarist John Neff was born in Athens, Georgia. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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43 years ago, Guitarist Les Harvey was electorcuted on stage and died in Swansea, Wales. He was 27 years old. (1972)
Leslie Cameron Harvey was born September 13, 1944 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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42 years ago, Country Singer Brad Martin was born in Greenfield, Ohio. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brad!

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38 years ago, Country Singer Kenneth Eric Church was born in Granite Falls, North Carolina. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric Church!

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34 years ago, Keyboardist Gene Russell died in Los Angeles, California. He was 48 years old. (1981)
He was born December 2, 1932 in Los Angeles, California.

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24 years ago, Pianist/Singer/Songwrirter Harry "The Hipster" Gibson died in Brawley, California. He was 76 years old. (1991)
Harry Raab was born during 1914 in New York, N.Y.

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19 years ago, Country Singer Patsy Montana died in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was 83 years old. (1996)
Ruby Blevins was born October 30, 1914 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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14 years ago, Drummer Billy Higgins died of liver and kidney failure in Inglewood, California. He was 64 years old. (2001)
He was born October 11, 1936 in Los Angeles, California.

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11 years ago, Drummer Robert Plunkett died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 73 years old. (2004)
Robert Garlon Plunkett was born October 19, 1931 in Benton, Mississippi.


May 2

Irene and Vernon Castle

128 years ago, Dancer William Vernon Blyth was born in Norwich, Norfolk, England.(1887)
Vernon Castle died February 15, 1918 in a plane crash near Fort Worth, Texas. He was 31 years old.

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120 years ago, Songwriter Lorenz Hart was born in New York, NY. (1895)
He died November 22, 1943 in New York, N.Y. He was 48 years old.

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101 years ago, Bassist Frank Fields was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana. (1914)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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91 years ago, Theodore Meir Bikel was born in Vienna, Austria. (1924)
Hauoli la Hanau to Theodore Bikel!

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86 years ago, Guitarist Frederick Lincoln Wray was born in Dunn, N.C. (1929)
Link Wray died November 5, 2005 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was 76 years old.

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84 years ago, Soul-Jazz Organist Richard Arnold Holmes was born in Camden, N.J. (1931)
"Groove" Holmes died of a heart attack June 29, 1991 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 60 years old.

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82 years ago, Saxophonist John Leon Guarnera was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bunk Gardner!

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82 years ago, Rockabilly Artist Glenn Honeycutt was born in Belzoni, Mississippi. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glenn!

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79 years ago, Entertainer Arnold George Dorsey was born in Madras, India. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Engelbert Humperdinck!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Hilton Stuart Patterson Valentine was born in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hilton Valentine!

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71 years ago, Drummer Robert John Henrit was born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob Henrit!

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70 years ago, Bluesman Ezra Lee Blakely Jr. was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eomot RaSun!

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William Hart, Wilbert Hart and Randy Cain

70 years ago, Randy Cain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1945)
He died April 9, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 63 years old.

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70 years ago, Keyboardist John Raymond Goadsby was born in Toronto, Canada. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Goldy McJohn!

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70 years ago, Ska Musician Alexander Minto Hughes was born in Snodland, Kent, England. (1945)
Judge Dread died March 13, 1998 from a heart attack as he walked off stage after performing at The Penny Theatre in Canterbury, England. He was 52 years old.

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70 years ago, Bianca Pérez Morena de Macías was born in Managua, Nicaragua. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bianca Jagger!

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70 years ago, Country Singer Daniel Shipley was born in Dallas, Texas. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to R.C. Bannon!

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69 years ago, Singer Lesley Gore was born in New York, N.Y. (1946)
She died February 16, 2015 in New York, N.Y. She was 68 years old.

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67 years ago, Country Singer Larry Wayne Gatlin was born in Seminole, Texas. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry Gatlin!

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67 years ago, Doug Gray of the Marshall Tucker Band was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug!

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65 years ago, Singer Louis A. Grammatico was born in Rochester, N.Y. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lou Gramm!

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65 years ago, Singer Leo Watson died of pneumonia in Los Angeles, California. He was 52 years old. (1950)
He was born February 27, 1898 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Ian Burden and Jo Callis

64 years ago, John William Callis was born in Rotherham, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jo Callis!

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64 years ago, Bassist John Glascock was born in Islington, London, England. (1951)
He died November 17, 1979 after heart surgery. He was 28 years old.

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61 years ago, Singer Angela Bofill was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Angela!

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61 years ago, Singer Prescott Niles of The Knack was born in New York, N.Y. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Prescott!

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59 years ago, Guitarist David Rhodes was born in London, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Cheo Hurtado was born in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cheo!

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53 years ago, Country Singer Ty Herndon was born in Meridian, Mississippi. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ty!

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52 years ago, Saxophonist Eric Person was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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46 years ago, Drummer Todd Sucherman was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Todd!

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43 years ago, Bassist Doles Dickens died in New Jersey. (1972)
This seminal Rock&Roller was born in Chicago, Illinois.

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41 years ago, Country Singer/Guitarist Roy Lee Centers died in Jackson, Kentucky. He was 29 years old. (1974)
He was born November 8, 1944 in Jackson, Kentucky.

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30 years ago, Pop Singer Lily Rose Beatrice Allen was born in Hammersmith, London, England. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lily Allen!

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29 years ago, Drummer Wallace Bishop died in Hilversum, Holland. He was 80 years old. (1986)
He was born February 17, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Bennie Benjamin and George Weiss

26 years ago, Songwriter Bennie Benjamin died in New York, N.Y. He was 81 years old. (1989)
Claude A. Benjamin was born November 4, 1907 in St, Croix, Virgin Islands.

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24 years ago, Saxophonist Nick Ayoub died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was 64 years old. (1991)
Nicholas Ayoub was born September 7, 1926 in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada.

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21 years ago, Drummer Milford Dolliole died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 91 years old. (1994)
"Stack" was born October 23, 1903 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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16 years ago, Bluesman Curly "Barefoot" Miller died in Dallas, Texas. He was 98 years old. (1999)
He was born July 23, 1902 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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4 years ago, Bluesman L.V. Banks died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 79 years old. (2011)
He was born October 28, 1932 in Benoit, Mississippi. !

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2 years ago, Guitarist Jeff Hanneman died in Los Angeles, California. He was 49 years old. (2013)
Jeffrey John Hanneman was born January 31, 1964 in Oakland, California.


May 1



124 years ago, Legendary Delta Bluesman Charley Patton was born in Edwards, Mississippi. (1891)
He died April 28, 1934 in Indianola, Mississippi. He was 43 years old.

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111 years ago, "Space Age Pop" Star Lucia P. Angelo was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1904)
Lucia Pamela died July, 25, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. She was 98 years old.

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111 years ago, Composer Antonin Dvorák died in Prague, Czech Republic. He was 62 years old. (1904)
He was born September 8, 1841 in Nelahozeves, Czech Republic.

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110 years ago, Violinist George Miltiades Melachrino was born in London, England. (1905)
George Melachrino died June 18, 1965 in London, England. He was 60 years old.

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108 years ago, The "Songbird of the South" Kathryn Elizabeth Smith was born in Washington, D.C. (1907)
Kate Smith died June 17, 1986 in Raleigh, N.C. She was 79 years old.

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106 years ago, Drummer Jesse Price was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1909)
He died April 19, 1993 in Los Angeles, California. He was 64 years old.

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Phil Chess, Etta James and Ralph Bass

104 years ago, Producer Ralph Bass was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1911)
He died March 5, 1997 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 85 years old.

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95 years ago, "The Rhumba Maestro" Jacinto Campillo was born in Havana, Cuba. (1920)
Pupi Campo died December 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 91 years old.

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93 years ago, Saxophonist Floyd Johnson was born in Madison County, Illinois. (1922)
Candy Johnson died June 28, 1981 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He was 59 years old.

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91 years ago, Blues Singer Mabel Louise Smith was born in Jackson, Tennessee. (1924)
Big Maybelle died of diabetes January 23, 1972 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was 47 years old.

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88 years ago, Trombonist William Mitchell Byers was born in Los Angeles, California. (1927)
Billy Byers died May 1, 1996 in Los Angeles, California.

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86 years ago, "The Southern Gentleman" Sonny James was born in Hackleburg, Alabama. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sonny!

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85 years ago, Bluesman Marion Walter Jacobs was born in Marksville, Louisiana. (1930)
Little Walter died February 15, 1968 after a street fight in Chicago, Illinois. He was 37 years old.

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Jimmy Gately, Jan Howard and Bill Anderson

84 years ago, Country Singer/Musician Jimmy Gately was born in Springfield, Missouri. (1931)
He died March 17, 1985 in Madison, Tennessee. He was 53 years old.

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84 years ago, Musician Ira Brevard Sullivan, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ira Sullivan!

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82 years ago, Blues Singer Titus Turner was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1933)
He died September 13, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 51 years old.

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81 years ago, Pianist/Singer Shirley Horn was born in Washington, D.C. (1934)
She died October 20, 2005 in Cheverly, Maryland. She was 71 years old.

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79 years ago, Bluesman Lacy Gibson was born in Salisbury, N.C. (1936)
He died April 11, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 75 years old.

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78 years ago, Bluesman Lucky Lopez Evans was born in Eastabuchie, Mississippi. (1937)
He died January 29, 2005 in the Dodge Correctional Institute in Waupun, Wisconsin. He was 68 years old.

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76 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Judy Collins was born in Seattle, Washington. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Judy!

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75 years ago, Pianist Sakis Papadimitriou was born in Kavala, Greece. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sakis!

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75 years ago, Saxophonist Carlos Nathaneil Ward was born in Ancon, Panama. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carlos Ward!

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73 years ago, Singer Charlie Allen was born in San Francisco, California. (1942)
He died May 7, 1990 in Los Angeles, California. He was 48 years old.

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72 years ago, Bluesman David Lee Durham was born in Sunflower, Mississippi. (1943)
He died January 24, 2008 in Indianola, Mississippi. He was 64 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer Rita Coolidge was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rita!

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71 years ago, Singer Marva Ann Manning was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1944)
Marva Whitney died December 22, 2012 in New York, N.Y. She was 68 years old.

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70 years ago, Singer Carrollton Pierre Love was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to C.P. Love!

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70 years ago, Keyboardist Carson Whitsett was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carson!

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L-R Dick Halligan, Jerry Weiss, Randy Brecker and Al Kooper

69 years ago, Trumpeter Jerry Weiss was born in New York, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry!

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69 years ago, Bassist Nick Fortuna was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nick!

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66 years ago, Bassist James Patrick Clench was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1949)
Jim Clench died November 3. 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was 61 years old.

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63 years ago, Blues Guitarist Tom Maloney was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom!

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62 years ago, Flautist James Newton was born in Los Angeles, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to James!

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61 years ago, Guitarist Ray Parker, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray!

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55 years ago, Bluesman Smokey Hogg died in McKinney, Texas. He was 46 years old. (1960)
Willie Anderson Hogg was born January 27, 1914 in Westconnie, Texas.

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51 years ago, William Adams Kimbrough was born in Mobile, Alabama. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Will Kimbrough!

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50 years ago, The "Master of Hillbilly Swing" Wayne Hancock was born in Dallas, Texas. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to "The Train"!

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50 years ago, Musician Spike Jones died in Bel Air, California. He was 53 years old. (1965)
Lindley Armstrong Jones was born December 14, 1911 in Long Beach, California.

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48 years ago, Country Singer Tim McGraw was born in Delhi, Louisiana. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim!

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47 years ago, Bassist Johnny Colt was born in Cherry Point, North Carolina. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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47 years ago, Pianist Kevin Hays was born in New York, N.Y. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kevin!

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47 years ago, Bassist D'Arcy Wretzky was born in South Haven, Michigan. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to D'Arcy!

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43 years ago, Singer/Song Writer Cory Morrow was born in Houston, Texas. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cory!

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33 years ago, Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire was born in Oakland, California. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ambrose!

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Gordon Jenkins and Nat "King" Cole

31 years ago, Arranger/Conductor/Composer/Bandleader Gordon Jenkins died in Malibu, California. He was 83 years old. (1984)
He was born May 12, 1910 in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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17 years ago, Saxophonist Eddie Chamblee died in New York, N.Y. He was 79 years old. (1999)
He was born February 24, 1920 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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9 years ago, Saxophonist Johnny Paris died in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was 65 years old. (2006)
John M Pocisk was born August 29 1940 in Walbridge, Ohio.

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Jim and John Hager

7 years ago, Country Musician/Actor Jim Hager of The Hager Twins died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 61 years old. (2008)
Jim and John Hager were born August 30, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois.
John died January 9, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 62 years old.

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Photo by Barbara McDougall

5 years ago, "Boss Brass" Rob McConnell died in London, Ontario, Canada. He was 75 years old. (2010)
He was born February 14, 1935 in London, Ontario, Canada.

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3 years ago, Guitarist Skip Pitts died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 65 years old. (2012)
Charles Pitts was born April 7, 1947 in Washington, D.C.

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Chris Smith and Chris Kelly

2 years ago, Rapper Chris Kelly died in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 34 years old. (2013)
He was born August 11, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia.


April 30


119 years ago, Blues Guitarist Reverend Gary Davis was born in Laurens, South Carolina. (1896)
He died May 5, 1972 in Hammonton, New Jersey. He was 76 years old.

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101 years ago,"The Grandfather Of Bossa Nova" Dorival Caymmi was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. (1914)
He died August 16, 2008 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was 94 years old.

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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

101 years ago, Bassist Sid Weiss was born in Schenectady, N.Y. (1914)
He died March 20, 1994 in Colton, California. He was 79 years old.

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98 years ago, Bluesman Frankie Lee Sims was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1917)
He died May 10, 1970 in Dallas, Texas.

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98 years ago, Singer Beatrice Wain was born in New York, N.Y. (1917)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bea Wain!

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92 years ago, Bassist Percy Heath was born in Wilmington, North Carolina. (1923)
He died April 28, 2005 in Southhampton, N.Y. He was 81 years old.

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90 years ago, Country Singer Johnny Horton was born in Los Angeles, California. (1925)
He died November 5, 1960 in a Milano, Texas car crash. He was 35 years old.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist Arnold Buddy Grishaver was born in the Bronx, N.Y. (1926)
Buddy Arnold died November 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. He was 77 years old.

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85 years ago, Singer Oscar James Gibson was born in Youngstown, Ohio. (1930)
Bobby Marchan died December 5, 1999 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 69 years old.

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84 years ago, Bluesman Jimmie Lee Robinson was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1931)
He took his own life July 6, 2002 after a long bout with stomach cancer. He was 71 years old.

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82 years ago, Country Singer Willie Hugh Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Willie Nelson!

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81 years ago, Singer Jeremiah Patrick Lordan was born in Paddington, London, England. (1934)
Jerry Lordan died July 24, 1995 in Shropshire, England. He was 61 years old.

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75 years ago, Country Singer Darrell McCall was born in New Jasper, Ohio. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Darrell!

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74 years ago, Percussionist Thomas Escovedo was born in Los Angeles, California. (1941)
Coke Escovedo died July 13, 1986 in Montebello, California. He was 45 years old.

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74 years ago, Guitarist Johnny Farina of Santo and Johnny was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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72 years ago, Pop Singer Robert Thomas Velline was born in Fargo, N.D. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby Vee!

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71 years ago, Bassist Andy Kulberg was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1944)
He died of lymphoma January 28, 2002. He was 57 years old.

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©1995 Robert Altman

70 years ago, Folk Singer Margarita Mimi Baez was born in Stanford, California. (1945)
Mimi Farina died of cancer July 18, 2001 in Mill Valley, California. She was 56 years old.

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68 years ago, Cellist Abdul Khabir Wadud was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Abdul Wadud!

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67 years ago, Guitarist Wayne Kramer was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wayne!

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62 years ago, Merrill Davis Osmond was born in Ogden, Utah. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Merrill Osmond!

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53 years ago, Bassist Robert Reynolds was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert!

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51 years ago, Barrington Levy was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barrington!

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49 years ago, Musician/Writer Richard Farina was killed in a Carmel, California motorcycle accident. He was 29 years old. (1966)
He was born March 8, 1937 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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45 years ago, Blues Guitarist Wayne Baker Brooks was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wayne!

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44 years ago, Singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carolyn Dawn!

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34 years ago, Saxophonist Frankie Socolow died in New York, N.Y. He was 57 years old. (1981)
Frank Socolow was born September 18, 1923 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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33 years ago, Rock Critic Lester Bangs died in New York, N.Y. He was 33 years old. (1982)
Lester Conway Bangs was born December 13, 1948 in Escondido, California.

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32 years ago, Blues Legend Muddy Waters died in Westmont, Illinois. He was 68 years old. (1983)
McKinley Morganfield was born April 4, 1915 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi.

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30 years ago, Clarinetist Mickey Katz died. He was 75 years old. (1985)
He was born June 15, 1909 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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25 years ago, Bluegrass Banjo Pioneer "Snuffy" Jenkins died. He was 81 years old. (1990)
DeWitt Jenkins was born October 27, 1908 in Harris, North Carolina.

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23 years ago, Pianist Toivo Karki died in Helsinki, Finland. He was 76 years old. (1992)
Toivo Pietari Johannes Kärki was born December 3, 1915 in Pirkkala, Finland.

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17 years ago, Drummer Darrell Antony Sweet died while on tour with Nazareth in New Albany, Indiana . He was 51 years old. (1999)
He was born May 16, 1947 in Bournemouth, England.

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15 years ago, Trumpeter Jonah Jones died in New York, N.Y. He was 90 years old. (2000)
He was born December 31, 1909 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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15 years ago, The "Father of the Bakersfield Sound" Bill Woods died in Bakersfield, California. He was 75 years old. (2000)
He was born May 12, 1924 in Denison, Texas.

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Zola Taylor with The Platters

8 years ago, Singer Zola Taylor died in in Los Angeles, California. She was 69 years old. (2007)
She was born March 17, 1938 in Los Angeles, California.

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5 years ago, Will Owsley died of an apparent suicide in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 44 years old. (2010)
William Reese Owsley III was born March 6, 1966 in Anniston, Alabama.

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Singer Ben E. King died in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was 76 years old. (2015)
Benjamin Earl Nelson was born September 28, 1938 in Henderson, North Carolina.


April 29


116 years ago, American Music Icon Edward Kennedy Ellington was born in Washington, D.C. (1899)
Duke Ellington died of lung cancer May 24, 1974 in New York, N.Y. He was 75 years old.

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93 years ago, Jean Baptiste Thielemans was born in Brussels, Belgium. (1922)
Hauoli la Hanau to Toots Thielemans!

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88 years ago, Saxophonist Cecil James McNeely was born in Watts, California. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Big Jay McNeely!

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87 years ago, Singer Carl Edward Gardner was born in Tyler, Texas. (1928)
Carl Gardner died June 12, 2011 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He was 83 years old.

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86 years ago, Percussionist Ray Barretto was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1929)
He died February 17, 2006 in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was 76 years old.

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85 years ago, Arranger Claus Ogerman was born in Raciborz, Poland. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Claus!

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84 years ago, Skiffle King Anthony James Donegan was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1931)
Lonnie Donegan died November 3, 2002 in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He was 71 years old.

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83 years ago, Bassist Andrew Simpkins was born in Richmond, Indiana. (1932)
Andy Simpkins died June 2, 1999 in Los Angeles, California. He was 67 years old.

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82 years ago, Poet Rodney Marvin McKuen was born in Oakland, California. (1933)
Rod McKuen died January 29, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. He was 81 years old.

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81 years ago, Bluesman Otis Rush was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Otis!

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80 years ago, Bluesman Leroy Carr died of alcoholism in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 30 years old. (1935)
He was born March 27, 1905 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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April Stevens and Nino Tempo

79 years ago, Singer April Stevens was born in Niagra Falls, N.Y. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to April!

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78 years ago, The "Madman of Rockabilly" Hasil Adkins was born in Madison, West Virginia. (1937)
He died April 25, 2005 in Madison, West Virginia. He was 67 years old.

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Unidentified, Lefty Dizz, Luther Allison and Freddie King

78 years ago, Bluesman Walter Williams was born in Osceola, Arkansas. (1937)
Lefty Dizz died September 7, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 56 years old.

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75 years ago, Saxophonist George Rufus Adams was born in Covington, Georgia. (1940)
George Adams died November 14, 1992 in New York, N.Y. He was 52 years old.

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74 years ago, Blues Singer Frankie Lee was born in Mart, Texas. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frankie Lee!

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George Rizzi, Bob Miranda and Bob Kulik

73 years ago, Singer Bob Miranda of The Happenings was born in Paterson, New Jersey. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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73 years ago, Bassist Klaus Voormann was born in West Berlin, Germany. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Klaus!

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William Lee Golden, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban and Joe Bonsall

72 years ago, Duane David Allen was born in Taylortown, Texas. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Duane Allen!

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70 years ago, Bassist Hugh Collin Hopper was born in Whistable, Kent, England. (1945)
Hugh Hopper died June 7, 2009 in Whistable, Kent, England. He was 64 years old.

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70 years ago, Singer Thomasina Montgomery was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1945)
Tammi Terrell died of a brain tumor March 16, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was 24 years old.

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68 years ago, Singer Thomas Gregory Jackson was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tommy James!

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65 years ago, Bassist Wayne Secrest was born in Alton, Illinois. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wayne!

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61 years ago, Poet/Singer Deborah Iyall was born in Soap Lake, Washington. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Deborah!

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61 years ago, Flautist Dave Valentin was born in New York, N. Y. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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59 years ago, Bassist Ira Coleman was born in Stockholm. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ira!

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58 years ago, Guitarist Mark Kendall was born in Loma Linda, California. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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54 years ago, Trombonist Miff Mole died in New York, N.Y. He was 63 years old. (1961)
Irving Mole was born March 11, 1898 in Roosevelt, N.Y.

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54 years ago, Country Singer Stephanie Kay Bentley was born in Thomasville, Georgia. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stephanie Bentley!

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48 years ago, Bluesman J.B. Lenoir died from injuries suffered in an Urbana, Illinois car accident. He was 37 years old. (1967)
He was born May 5, 1929 in Monticello, Mississippi.

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47 years ago, Singer Carnie Wilson was born in Bel Air, California. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carnie!

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44 years ago, Singer Gladys Hampton died in New York, N.Y. (1971)
She was the wife and business manager of Lionel Hampton.

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43 years ago, Country Singer James Michael Bonamy was born in Winter Park, Florida. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to James Bonamy!

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Noel Hogan, Dolores O’Riordan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler

42 years ago, Bassist Mike Hogan was born in Limerick, Ireland. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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35 years ago, The "Master of Suspense" Alfred Hitchcock died in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old. (1980)
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born August 13, 1899 in London, England.

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34 years ago, Trumpeter "Cat" Anderson died in Norwalk, California. He was 64 years old. (1981)
William Alonzo Anderson was born September 12, 1916 in Greenville, South Carolina.

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33 years ago, Pianist Jimmy Jones died in Burbank, California. He was 63 years old. (1982)
James Henry Jones was born December 30, 1918 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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25 years ago, Guitarist Sammy Lawhorn died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 54 years old. (1990)
He was born July 12, 1935 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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22 years ago, Guitarist Mick Ronson died of liver cancer in London, England. He was 47 years old. (1993)
Michael Ronson was born May 26, 1946 in Hull, Yorkshire, England.

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18 years ago, Bassist Keith Ferguson died in Austin, Texas. He was 50 years old. (1997)
He was born July 23, 1946 in Houston, Texas.

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Jim Pash, Jim Fuller, Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly and Ron Wilson

10 years ago, Surfari "Wipe Out" Guitarist Jim Pash died inYucca Valley, California. He was 56 years old. (2005)
He was born during 1949 in Glendora, California.

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7 years ago, The "Father of LSD" Dr. Albert Hoffman died in Burg im Leimental, Switzerland. (2008)
Albert Hofmann was born January 11, 1906 in Baden, Switzerland. He was 102 years old.

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Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Mickey Waller and Ron Wood

7 years ago, Drummer Mickey Waller died in London, England. He was 66 years old. (2008)
He was born September 6, 1941 in Hammersmith, West London, England.



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