November 20

(Back) Bill Johnson, sax; (Front) Clifton "Skeeter" Best, guitar; Egbert Victor, piano; Gus Gordon, drums; Jimmy Robinson, bass.

104 years ago, Guitarist Clifton Best was born in Kinston, North Carolina. (1914)
Clifton "Skeeter" Best died May 27, 1985 in New York, N.Y. He was 70 years old.

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98 years ago, Bluesman Pernell Charity was born in Waverly, Arkansas. (1920)
He died April 12, 1979 in Waverly, Arkansas. He was 58 years old.

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93 years ago, Singer Shirley Luster was born in Springfield, Illinois. (1925)
June Christy died June 21, 1990 in Los Angeles, California. She was 65 years old.

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88 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Claude Putman, Jr. was born in Princeton, Jackson County, Alabama. (1930)
Curly Putman died October 30, 2016 in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was 85 years old.

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86 years ago, Actor Donald Allison Durae was born in Long Beach, California. (1932)
Johnny Ringo died March 15, 2005 in Monarch Beach, California. He was 72 years old.

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Dickie and Tommy Smothers

79 years ago, Comedian Richard Smothers of The Smothers Brothers was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dickie Smothers!

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76 years ago, Rocker Norman Greenbaum was born in Malden, Massachussetts. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Norman!

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76 years ago, Composer/Vocalist/Filmmaker Meredith Monk was born in New York, N.Y. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Meredith!

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Paul and Nigel Griggs

74 years ago, Guitarist Paul Griggs was born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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74 years ago, Music Producer Mike Vernon was born in Harrow, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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73 years ago, Guitarist Danny McBride was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Danny!

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73 years ago, Singer Nanette Joan Workman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nanette Workman!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Howard Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1946)
Duane Allman died October 29, 1971 in a Macon, Georgia motorcycle accident. He was 24 years old.

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72 years ago, Singer John Colbert was born in Greeenville, Mississippi. (1946)
J. Blackfoot died November 30, 2011 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 65 years old.

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72 years ago, Bassist Ray Stiles was born in Guildford, Surrey, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray!

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71 years ago, Drummer George Grantham was born in Cordell, Oklahoma. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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71 years ago, Rocker Joe Walsh was born in Wichita, Kansas. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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69 years ago, Artist/Musician Ron Artis was born in Texas. (1949)
He died December 8, 2010 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. He was 61 years old.

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68 years ago, Guitarist Gary William Green was born in Stroud Green, North London, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary Green!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Francesco Antonio Marino was born in Montreal, Canada. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank Marino!

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62 years ago, Drummer James Brown of UB40 was born in Birmingham, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy Brown!

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62 years ago, Model/Actress Mary Cathleen Collins was born in Long Beach, California. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bo Derek!

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59 years ago, Bassist Drew Gress was born in Trenton, New Jersey. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Drew!

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57 years ago, Pianist Jim Brickman was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim!

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56 years ago, Drummer Steve Alexander was born in Ystradgynlais, Powys, Wales. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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56 years ago, Drummer Todd Nance was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Todd!

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56 years ago, Musician Tommy Womack was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tommy!

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55 years ago, Saxophonist Don Braden was born in Cincinnatti, Ohio. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don!

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53 years ago, Rapper Michael Louis Diamond was born in New York, N.Y. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Mike D"!

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53 years ago, Keyboardist Yoshiki Hayashi was born in Tateyama, Chiba, Japan. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Yoshiki!

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53 years ago, Rapper Senen Reyes was born in Pinar del Ro, Cuba. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sen Dog!

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52 years ago, Keyboardist Kevin Matthew Gilbert was born in Sacramento, California. (1966)
Kevin Gilbert died May 18, 1996 in Los Angeles, California. He was 29 years old.

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51 years ago, Fazlı Teoman Yakupoğlu was born in Istanbul, Turkey. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Teoman!

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48 years ago, Pianist Geoffrey Keezer was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Geoffrey!

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48 years ago, Rapper Malik Izaak Taylor was born in St. Albans, Queens, N.Y. (1970)
Phife Dawg died March 22, 2016 in Contra Costa County, California. He was 45 years old.

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43 years ago, Country Singer Dierks Bentley was born in Phoenix, Arizona. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dierks!

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41 years ago, Country Singer Joshua Otis Turner was born in Hannah, South Carolina. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Josh Turner!

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37 years ago, Rock Musician Scott Hutchison was born in Selkirk, Scotland. (1981)
He died May 10, 2018 in South Queensferry, Scotland. He was 36 years old.

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32 years ago, Rock Musician Michael Jared Followill was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1986)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jared Followill!

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32 years ago, Vocalist Oliver Scott Sykes was born in Ashford, Kent, England. (1986)
Hauoli la Hanau to Oli Sykes!

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Howlin' Wolf, Jody Williams, Earl Phillips and Hubert Sumlin

28 years ago, Drummer Earl Phillips died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 70 years old. (1990)
He was born April 25, 1920 in Harlem, N.Y.

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20 years ago, Saxophonist Roland Alphonso died in Brooklyn New York. He was 67 years old. (1998)
He was born January 11, 1931 in Havana, Cuba.

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16 years ago, Keyboardist Webster Lewis died in Barryville, New York. He was 59 years old. (2002)
He was born September 1, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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13 years ago, Rocker Chris Whitley died in Houston, Texas. He was 45 years old. (2005)
Christopher Becker Whitley was born August 31, 1960 in Houston, Texas.

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8 years ago, Bluesman Little Smokey Smothers died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 71 years old. (2010)
Albert Smothers was born January 2, 1939 in Tchula, Mississippi.

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6 years ago, Drummer Pete La Roca Sims died in New York, N.Y. He was 74 years old. (2012)
Peter Sims was born April 7, 1938 in New york, N.Y.

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2 years ago, Pianist Hod O'Brien died in Lake Monticello, Virginia. He was 80 years old. (2016)
He was born January 19, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois.


November 19


113 years ago, Trombonist/Band Leader Thomas Francis Dorsey, Jr. was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. (1905)
Tommy Dorsey accidentally choked to death November 26, 1956 in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was 51 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer John Daniel Sumner was born in Lakeland, Florida. (1924)
J. D. Sumner died November 16, 1998 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was 73 years old.

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(top) James Jamerson, Joe Hunter, Hank Cosby
(bottom) Benny Benjamin, Larry Veeder, Mike Terry

91 years ago, Motown Pianist Joe Hunter was born in Jackson, Tennessee. (1927)
He died February 2, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 79 years old.

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85 years ago, Bluesman Leon Brooks was born at Rabbit Foot Farm near Sunflower, Mississippi. (1933)
Big Leon Brooks died of a heart attack January 22, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 48 years old.

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82 years ago, Dixieland Trombonist Bill Allred was born in Rock Island, Illinois. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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82 years ago, Talk Show Host Dick Cavett was born in Kearney, Nebraska. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dick!

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82 years ago, Singer/Percussionist Ray Collins was born in Los Angeles, California. (1936)
He died December 24, 2012 in Claremont, California. He was 76 years old.

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82 years ago, Motown Guitarist Robert White was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (1936)
He died of complications from heart surgery October 27, 1994 in Los Angeles, California. He was 57 years old.

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80 years ago, Clarinetist Jerry Fuller was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry!

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80 years ago, Singer Hank Medress was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1938)
He died June 18, 2007 in New York, N.Y. He was 68 years old.

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From left to right: Smokey Robinson, Claudette Rogers Robinson, Ronald White, Pete Moore, and Bobby Rogers.

80 years ago, Singer Warren Thomas Moore was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1938)
Pete Moore died November 19, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 79 years old.

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79 years ago, Soul Singer Jimmy Lewis was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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79 years ago, Trumpeter Tommy Stewart was born in Alabama. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tommy!

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74 years ago, Bassist Charlie Coe was born in Boise, Idaho. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlie!

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74 years ago, Blues Producer/Bassist Bob "Rattlesnake" Greenlee was born in Daytona Beach, Florida. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Rattlesnake"!

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74 years ago, Saxophonist Fred Lipsius was born in New York, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fred!

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72 years ago, Drummer Joe Correro, Jr. was born in Mississippi. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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68 years ago, Singer Katy Moffatt was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Katy!

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67 years ago, Pianist Kenny Werner was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny!

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Rochelle Fleming, Joyce Jones and Annette Guest

64 years ago, Singer Annette Guest was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Annette!

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64 years ago, Drummer Tom Scheckel was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom!

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63 years ago, Bluesman Chris Cain was born in San Jose, California. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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61 years ago, Singer Ofra Haza was born in Hatikva, Tel-Aviv, Israel. (1957)
She died of AIDS-related complications February 23, 2000 in Tel Aviv, Israel. She was 42 years old.

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58 years ago, Guitarist Donald James Ross was born in Montreal, Canada. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Ross!

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58 years ago, Drummer Matthew William Sorum was born in Mission Viejo, California. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt Sorum!

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57 years ago, Saxophonist Mornington Edward Lockett was born in Stepney, London, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mornington Lockett!

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54 years ago, Saxophonist Vincent Herring was born in Hopkinsville, N.Y. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vincent!

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53 years ago, Cajun Musician Joseph Falcon died in Crowley, Louisiana. He was 65 years old. (1965)
He was born September 28, 1900 in Rayne, Louisiana.

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53 years ago, Guitarist Peter Menno Friesen was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pete Friesen!

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49 years ago, Singer Alice Peacock was born in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alice!

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47 years ago, Bassist Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor was born in London, England. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Justin Chancellor!

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47 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Mike Zito was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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44 years ago, Trombonist George Brunies died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 72 years old. (1974)
George Clarence Brunies was born February 6, 1902 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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41 years ago, Saxophonist Sonny Criss died of stomach cancer in Los Angeles, California. He was 50 years old. (1977)
William Criss was born October 23, 1927 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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40 years ago, Singer Matt Dusk was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt!

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40 years ago, Bassist Janek Gwizdala was born in London, England. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Janek!

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39 years ago, Rock Vocalist Keith Buckley was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keith!

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35 years ago, Bassist Tom Evans died in London, England. He was 36 years old. (1983)
Thomas Evans Jr. was born June 5, 1947 in Liverpool, England.

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35 years ago, Singer Caroline Leigh died in New York, N.Y. She was 57 years old. (1983)
She was born August 21, 1926 in New York, N.Y.

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33 years ago, Actor Stepin Fetchit died in Woodland Hills, California. He was 83 years old. (1985)
Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry was born May 30, 1902 in Key West, Florida.

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15 years ago, Bassist Greg Ridley died in Javea Spain. He was 56 years old. (2003)
He was born October 23, 1947 in Cumberland, England.

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14 years ago, Producer/Songwriter Terry Melcher died in Beverly Hills, California. He was 62 years old. (2004)
Terry Jorden was born February, 8 1942 in New York, N.Y.

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13 years ago, Trombonist Bob Enevoldsen died in Los Angeles, California. He was 85 years old. (2005)
He was born January 11, 1920 in Billings, Montana.

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13 years ago, Singer "Sweet Roy" Jones died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was 65 years old. (2005)
Roy Wallace Jones was born June 3, 1940, in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

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11 years ago, Vocalist Kevin Dubrow died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 52 years old. (2007)
Kevin Mark Dubrow was born October 29, 1955 in Los Angeles, California.

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7 years ago, Trombonist Raymond Fonsque died in Paris, France. He was 80 years old. (2011)
He was born November 27, 1930 in Paris, France.

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4 years ago, Bassist Riff West died in Orlando, Florida. He was 64 years old. (2014)
Ralph E. West, Jr. was born April 13, 1950 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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From left to right: Smokey Robinson, Claudette Rogers Robinson, Ronald White, Pete Moore, and Bobby Rogers.

1 year ago, Singer Pete Moore died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 79 years old. (2017)
Warren Thomas Moore was born November 19, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan.

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1 year ago, Actress/Singer Della Reese died in Los Angeles, California. She was 86 years old. (2017)
Delloreese Patricia Early was born July 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan.

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1 year ago, Country Singer Mel Tillis died in Ocala, Florida. He was 85 years old. (2017)
Lonnie Melvin Tillis was born August 8, 1932 in Tampa, Florida.


November 18


111 years ago, Mximo Francisco Repilado Muoz was born in Siboney, Cuba. (1907)
Compay Segundo died July 13, 2003 in Havana, Cuba. He was 95 years old.

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109 years ago, Composer Johnny Mercer was born in Savannah, Georgia. (1909)
He died June 25, 1976 in Los Angeles, California. He was 66 years old.

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106 years ago, Country Music Bandleader Jimmy Swan was born in Cullman County, Alabama. (1912)
He died October 29, 1994 in Alabama. He was 82 years old.

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103 years ago, Activist/Songwriter Joe Hill was executed in a miscarriage of justice in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 36 years old. (1915)
Joel Hgglund was born October 7, 1879 in Gvle, Sweden.

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102 years ago, Monterey Jazz Festival Founder James L. Lyons was born in China. (1916)
Jimmy Lyons died April 10, 1994 in San Luis Obispo. He was 78 years old.

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101 years ago, Saxophonist Henry W. Mussulli was born in Milford, Massachussetts. (1917)
Boots Mussulli died September 23, 1967 in Norfolk, Massachussetts.

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99 years ago, Singer Georgia Carroll was born in Blooming Grove, Texas. (1919)
She died January 14, 2011 in Chapel Hill, N.C. She was 91 years old.

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98 years ago, Bluesman Dennis Binder was born in Rosedale, Mississippi. (1920)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dennis!

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96 years ago, Promoter/Agent Albert Dvorin was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1922)
He died August 22, 2004 in a Ivanpah, California car crash. He was 81 years old.

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95 years ago, Singer Lillie Greenwood was born in Mobile, Alabama. (1923)
Lil Greenwood died July 19, 2011 in Prichard, Alabama. She was 86 years old.

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92 years ago, Singer Marjorie Chandler was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (1926)
Dorothy Collins died July 21, 1994 in Watervliet, N.Y. She was 67 years old.

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92 years ago, Pianist Claude Berkeley Williamson was born in Brattleboro, Vermont. (1926)
Claude Williamson died July 16, 2016 in Sunland, California. He was 89 years old.

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91 years ago, Rhythm and Blues Singer John H. Kendricks was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1927)
Hank Ballard died of throat cancer March 2, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old.

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91 years ago, Bassist Victor Sproles was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Victor!

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90 years ago, Singer Sheila Jordan was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sheila!

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89 years ago, Bluesman Hosea Hargrove was born in Crafts Prairie, Texas. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hosea!

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88 years ago, Trumpeter Melvin Lastie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1930)
He died December 4, 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 42 years old.

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82 years ago, Trumpeter Donald Eugene Cherry was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (1936)
Don Cherry died October 19, 1995 in Malaga, Spain. He was 58 years old.

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82 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Jimmy Radcliffe was born in New York, N.Y. (1936)
He died July 27, 1973 in New York, N.Y. He was 36 years old.

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72 years ago, Saxophonist Bennie Lee Wallace, Jr. was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bennie Wallace!

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72 years ago, Country Singer Jacky Ward was born in Groveton, Texas. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jacky!

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69 years ago, Drummer Hermann Erbel was born in Schmelz, Germany. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Herman "Ze German" Rarebell!

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68 years ago, Pianist/Singer Marcia Ball was born in Orange, Texas. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marcia!

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Photo By: Steve Stoddard

68 years ago, Harmonica Player/Song Writer/Promoter/Label Owner Randy Chortkoff was born in Los Angeles, California. (1950)
He died May 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. He was 65 years old.

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68 years ago, Graham Parker was born in London, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Graham!

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68 years ago, Bassist Rudy Sarzo was born in Havana, Cuba. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rudy!

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66 years ago, Guitarist/Singer James Ace Moreland, Jr. was born in Miami, Florida. (1952)
Ace Moreland died February 8, 2003 in Welch, Oklahoma. He was 50 years old.

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66 years ago, Singer/Guitarist John Stephen Parr was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Parr!

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65 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Janice Lynn Kuehnemund was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. (1953)
Jan Kuehnemund died October 10, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was 59 years old.

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63 years ago, Keyboardist James Ralph Drake-Brockman was born in Borneo. (1955)
Jake Drake-Brockman died in a motorcycle crash September 1, 2009 on the Isle of Man. He was 54 years old.

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61 years ago, Singer Jenny Burton was born in New York, N.Y. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jenny!

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59 years ago, Drummer Cindy Blackman-Santana was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cindy!

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59 years ago, Singer/Songwriter John McVey was born in Princeton, New Jersey. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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58 years ago, Bassist Willie H. Samuels, Jr. was born in Maywood, Illinois. (1960)
"Vamp" Samuels died March 26, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 45 years old.

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58 years ago, Pop Star Kim Wilde was born in Chiswick, England. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kim!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Kirk Hammett was born in San Francisco, California. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kirk!

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53 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Tim DeLaughter was born in Dallas, Texas. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim!

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49 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Duncan Scott Sheik was born in Montclair, New Jersey. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Duncan Sheik!

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49 years ago, Trombonist/Bandleader Ted Heath died in Egham, England. He was 67 years old. (1969)
George Edward Heath was born March 30, 1902 in London, England.

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

48 years ago, Singer Hal Dickinson of The Modernaires died. He was 56 years old. (1970)
He was born December 12, 1913 in Buffalo, N.Y.

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47 years ago, Blues Singer "Little" Junior Parker died from a brain tumor. He was 39 years old. (1971)
Herman Parker, Jr. was born May 27, 1932 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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46 years ago, Guitarist Danny Whitten of Crazy Horse died of a heroin overdose in Los Angeles, California. He was 29 years old. (1972)
He was born May 8, 1943 in Columbus, Georgia.

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42 years ago, Country Singer Jessica Alexander was born in Jackson, Tennessee. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jessi Alexander!

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41 years ago, Rapper John David Jackson was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fabolous!

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40 years ago, Pianist LennieTristano died in New York, N.Y. He was 59 years old. (1978)
Leonard Joseph Tristano was born March 19, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois.

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36 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Aoife ODonovan was born in Newton, Massachusetts. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Aoife!

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29 years ago, Drummer Freddie Waits died in New York, N.Y. He was 46 years old. (1989)
He was born April 27, 1943 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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28 years ago, Country Singer Esco Hankins died. He was 76 years old. (1990)
He was born January 1, 1924 in Union City, Tennessee.

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27 years ago, Pianist/Singer/Actress Frances Faye died in Los Angeles, California. She was 79 years old. (1991)
Frances Cohen was born November 4, 1912 in New York, N.Y.

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24 years ago, Singer Cab Calloway died in Hockessin, Delaware. He was 86 years old. (1994)
Cabell Calloway was born December 25, 1907 in Rochester, New York.

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23 years ago, Cajun Singer/Steel Guitarist Shirley Bergeron died in Church Point, Louisiana. He was 62 years old. (1995)
He was born November 16, 1933 in Point Noir, Church Point, Louisiana.

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19 years ago, Legendary Texas Musician Sir Douglas Sahm died in Taos, New Mexico. He was 58 years old. (1999)
Douglas Wayne Sahm was born November 6, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas.

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15 years ago, Bluesman Art Griswold died in Toledo, Ohio. He was 64 years old. (2003)
He was born November 10, 1939 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

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11 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jim Ford died in Fort Bragg, N.C. He was 66 years old. (2007)
He was born August 23, 1941 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

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Chickie and Doc Williams

11 years ago, Country Singer Chickie Williams died in Wheeling, West Virginia. She was 78 years old. (2007)
Jessie Wanda Crupe was born February 13, 1919.

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9 years ago, Musician Johnny Almond died in Hayward, California. He was 63 years old. (2009)
He was born July 20, 1946 in Enfield, England.

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4 years ago, Songwriter Dave Appell died in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He was 92 years old. (2014)
David Appell was born March 24, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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2 years ago, Singer Sharon Jones died in New York, N.Y. She was 60 years old. (2016)
Sheron Lafaye Jones was born May 4, 1956 in Augusta, Georgia.

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1 year ago, Rocker Malcolm Young died in Australia. He was 64 years old. (2017)
Malcolm Mitchell Young was born January 6, 1953 in Glasgow, Scotland.


November 17


114 years ago, Bluesman Jack Owens was born in Bentonia, Mississippi. (1904)
He died February 9, 1997 in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He was 92 years old.

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Jimmy Deberry And Walter Horton

107 years ago, Guitarist Jimmy Deberry was born in Gumwood, Arkansas. (1911)
He died January 17, 1985 in Sikeston, Missouri. He was 73 years old.

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92 years ago, Trombonist George Masso was born in Cranston, Rhode Island. (1926)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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90 years ago, Musician John Sangster was born in Melbourne, Australia. (1928)
He died October 26, 1995 in Brisbane, Australia. He was 66 years old.

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88 years ago, Musician David Werner Amram III was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to David Amram!

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87 years ago, Trombonist Wayne Andre was born in Manchester, Connecticut. (1931)
He died August 26, 2003 in New York, N. Y. He was 71 years old.

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84 years ago, Singer Marian Maud Runnels was born in Natchez, Mississippi. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marian Montgomery!

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Roswell Rudd and Steve Lacy

83 years ago, Trombonist Roswell Hopkins Rudd, Jr. was born in Sharon, Connecticut. (1935)
Roswell Rudd died December 21, 2017 in Kerhonkson, N.Y. He was 82 years old.

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81 years ago, Guitarist Gerald James McGee of the Ventures was born in Eunice, Louisiana. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gerry McGee!

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80 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot was born in Orilla, Ontario, Canada. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gordon!

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78 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Luke Kelly was born in Dublin, Ireland. (1940)
He died January 30, 1984 in Dublin, Ireland. He was 43 years old.

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77 years ago, Musician Robert John Gaudio (of Four Seasons fame) was born in the Bronx, N.Y. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob Gaudio!

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74 years ago, Musician Harold Eugene Clark was born in Tipton, Missouri. (1944)
Gene Clark died of a bleeding ulcer May 24, 1991 in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 46 years old.

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Edward Poullard and Lawrence "Black" Ardoin

72 years ago, Accordionist Lawrence "Black" Ardoin was born in Duralde, Louisiana. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Black"!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Martin Lancelot Barre was born in Lancashire, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martin Barre!

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72 years ago, Vocalist Bob McBride was born in Toronto, Canada.(1946)
He died February 20, 1998 in Toronto, Canada. He was 51 years old.

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71 years ago, Keyboardist Robert Antoni was born in Newport, Rhode Island. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stewkey!

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71 years ago, Guitarist Rod Clements was born in North Shields, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rod!

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70 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Iain Sutherland was born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Iain!

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67 years ago, Musician/Actor/Pilot Dean Paul Martin Jr. was born in in Encino, California. (1951)
Dino Martin died March 21, 1987 in a plane accident. He was 35 years old.

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63 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Peter John Cox was born in Kingston, England. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter Cox!

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63 years ago, Pianist James P. Johnson died in New York, N.Y. He was 61 years old. (1955)
James Price Johnson was born February 1, 1894 in New Brunswick, N.J.

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61 years ago, Trumpeter Wooden Joe Nicholas died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 74 years old. (1957)
He was born September 23, 1883 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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56 years ago, Guitarist Joey Williams was born in New York, N.Y. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joey!

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53 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Amanda Gabrielle Brown was born in Australia. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Amanda Brown!

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52 years ago, Bassist Ben Allison was born in New York, N.Y. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ben!

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52 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jeff Buckley was born in Anaheim, California. (1966)
He drowned May 29, 1997 in the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 30 years old.

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52 years ago, Singer Kate Ceberano was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kate!

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51 years ago, Bluesman Tab Benoit was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tab!

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51 years ago, Ronald Boyd DeVoe Jr. was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ronnie DeVoe!

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50 years ago, Clarinetist/Saxophonist Peter Fuglsang was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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49 years ago, Violinist Walter Dyett died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 68 years old. (1969)
Walter Henri Dyett was born January 11, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois.

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48 years ago, Guitarist Paul Allender was born in Colchester, England. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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46 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Kimya Dawson was born in Bedford Hills, N.Y. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kimya!

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45 years ago, Rapper Ricky T. Dunigan was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1973)
Lord Infamous died December 20, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 40 years old.

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39 years ago, Bassist John Glascock died after heart surgery. He was 28 years old. (1979)
He was born May 2, 1951 in Islington, London, England.

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38 years ago, Pop Singer Clarke Isaac Hanson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Isaac Hanson!

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37 years ago, Singer Bob Eberly died in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He was 65 years old. (1981)
Robert Eberle was born July 24, 1916 in Mechanicville, N.Y.

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31 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Gerry Lockran died of a heart attack in East Molesey, Surrey, England. He was 45 years old. (1987)
Gerald Cranston Frederick Loughran was born July 19, 1942 in Yeotmal, India.

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23 years ago,Alan Hull died in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He was 50 years old.(1995)
James Alan Hull was born February 20, 1945 in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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19 years ago, Bluesman Blind Joe Hill died in Los Angeles, California. He was 62 years old. (1999)
He was born January 7, 1937 in Dunbar, West Virginia.

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18 years ago, Reggae Musician Bim Sherman died in London, England. He was 60 years old. (2000)
Jarret Lloyd Vincent was born February 12, 1950 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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17 years ago, Saxophonist Jerry Jerome died in Sarasota, Florida. He was 89 years old. (2001)
He was born June 19, 1912 in New York, N.Y.

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15 years ago, Singer Surjit Bindrakhia died in Mohali, India. He was 41 years old. (2003)
Surjit Singh Bains was born April 15, 1962 in Rupnagar, India.

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15 years ago, Country Musician Don Gibson died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 75 years old. (2003)
He was born April 3, 1928 in Shelby, N.C.

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15 years ago, R&B Singer Claude Trenier died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 84 years old. (2003)
He was born July 14, 1919 in Mobile, Alabama.

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12 years ago, Singer Ruth Brown died in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was 78 years old. (2006)
Ruth Weston was born January 12, 1928 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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Johnny Winter and Pat Ramsey

10 years ago, Harp Player Pat Ramsey died in Tallahassee, Florida. He was 55 years old. (2008)
He was born during 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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6 years ago, R&B Singer Billy Scott died in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was 70 years old. (2012)
He was born October 5, 1942 in Huntington, West Virginia.

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4 years ago, Soul Singer Jimmy Ruffin died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 78 years old. (2014)
He was born May 7, 1936 in Collinsville, Mississippi.

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3 years ago, Fiddler Ramona Jones died in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. She was 91 years old. (2015)
Ramona Riggins was born January 28, 1924 in an Buren, Indiana.

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1 year ago, Saxophonist Mel Martin died in Novato, California. He was 79 years old. (2017)
He was born during 1938 in Sacramento, California.

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Slack Key Guitarist Cyril Pahinui died in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 68 years old. (2018)
He was born April 21, 1950 in Waimanalo, Hawaii.


November 16


182 years ago, King Kalakaua (King of Hawaii 1874 to 1891) was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1836)
The "Merrie Monarch" died of a stroke January 20, 1891 in San Francisco, California. He was 54 years old.

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145 years ago, The "Father of the Blues" William Christopher Handy was born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. (1873)
W. C. Handy died March 28, 1958 in New York, N.Y. He was 84 years old.

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117 years ago, Songwriter Charles E. Calhoun was born in Atchison, Kansas. (1901)
Jesse Stone died April 1, 1999 in Altamonte Springs, Florida. He was 97 years old.

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113 years ago, Guitarist Albert Edwin Condon was born in Goodland, Indiana. (1905)
Eddie Condon died August 4, 1973 in New York, N.Y. He was 67 years old.

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104 years ago, Trumpeter Elmer Louis Dunham was born in Brockton, Massachusetts. (1914)
Sonny Dunham died of cancer June 18, 1990 in Florida. He was 75 years old.

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103 years ago, Singer/Accordionist Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin was born in Duralde, Louisiana. (1915)
He died May 16, 2007 in Eunice, Louisiana. He was 91 years old.

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Virginia Verrill, Gale Gordon and Lucille Ball

102 years ago, Singer Virginia Verrill was born in Santa Monica, California. (1916)
She died January 18, 1999 in Raleigh, N.C. She was 82 years old.

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Ahmet and Neshui Ertegun

101 years ago, Atlantic Records Producer Nesuhi Ertegun was born in Istanbul, Turkey. (1917)
He died April 15, 1989 in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old.

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Portrait by David E. Larson

101 years ago, Bluesman Richard Trice was born in Hillsborough, North Carolina. (1917)
He died April 6, 2000 in Durham, North Carolina. He was 82 years old.

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95 years ago, Drummer Francis Clay was born in Rock Island, Illinois. (1923)
He died January 23, 2008 in San Francisco, California. He was 84 years old.

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95 years ago, Violinist Joseph Kennedy Jr. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1923)
He died April 17, 2004 in Richmond, Virginia. He was 80 years old.

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94 years ago, Bluesman Brewer Phillips was born in Coila, Mississippi. (1924)
He died August 30, 1999 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 74 years old.

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91 years ago, Pianist Charles Mitchell Coker was born in Hartford, Connecticut. (1927)
Dolo Coker died April 13, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. He was 55 years old.

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87 years ago, Folk Singer Samuel Robert Gibson was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1931)
Bob Gibson died September 28, 1996 in Portland, Oregon. He was 64 years old.

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87 years ago, Legendary Blues Guitarist Hubert Sumlin was born in Greenwood, Mississippi. (1931)
He died December 4, 2011 in Wayne, New Jersey. He was 80 years old.

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85 years ago, Cajun Singer/Steel Guitarist Shirley Ray Bergeron was born in Point Noir, Church Point, Louisiana. (1933)
Shirley Bergeron died November 18, 1995 in Church Point, Louisiana. He was 62 years old.

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85 years ago, Soul Singer Garrett Mimms was born in Ashland, Virginia. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Garnet Mimms!

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84 years ago, Bluesman Johnny Turner was born in Altheimer, Arkansas. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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82 years ago, Singer Winfred Lorenzo Lovett was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. (1936)
Winfred "Blue" Lovett died December 9, 2014 in Arizona. He was 78 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer/Musician Toni Brown was born in Madison, Wisconsin. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Toni!

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80 years ago, Songwriter/Singer/Guitarist Troy Seals was born in Big Hill, Kentucky. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Troy!

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79 years ago, Bluesman Wesley Curley Clark was born in Austin, Texas. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to W.C. Clark!

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79 years ago, Trumpeter Otto Donner was born in Tampere, Finland. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Otto!

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78 years ago, Singer John Ryanes was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1940)
He died May 30, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey. He was 31 years old.

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77 years ago, Musican Daniel Pennington was born in Vernon, Alabama. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan Penn!

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73 years ago, Guitarist Mabon Lewis Hodges was born in Germantown, Tennessee. (1945)
Teenie Hodges died June 22, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. He was 68 years old.

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73 years ago, Keyboardist Leroy Leon Pendarvis was born in New York. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leon 'The Lion' Pendarvis!

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73 years ago, Keyboardist Paul Martin Raymond was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul Raymond!

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70 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Chi Coltrane was born in Racine, Wisconsin. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chi!

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70 years ago, Guitarist William Ackerman was born in Germany. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Will Ackerman!

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69 years ago, Soca Musician Alphonsus Celestine Edmund Cassell was born in Montserrat, West Indies. (1949)
Arrow died September 15, 2010 in Montserrat, West Indies. He was 60 years old.

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69 years ago, Larry Cordle was born in Kentucky. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry!

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69 years ago, The "Authentic Big Man of the Blues" Big George Jackson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Big George!

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69 years ago, Singer Patricia Dora Santos was born in San Francisco, California. (1949)
Pattie Santos was killed December 14, 1989 in a Healdsburg, California car accident. She was 40 years old.

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65 years ago, Bassist Steve Neil was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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65 years ago, Hawaiian Steel Guitarist Sol Ho'opi'i died in Seattle, Washington. He was 51 years old. (1953)
Solomon Ho'opi'i Ka'ai'ai was born during 1902, the youngest of 21 children, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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62 years ago, Drummer Rick Hollander was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick!

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60 years ago, Drummer Harry Rushakoff was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harry!

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56 years ago, Bassist Gary Manny Mounfield was born in Failsworth, Manchester, England. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mani!

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56 years ago, Keyboardist Josh Silver was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Josh!

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54 years ago, Singer/Pianist Diana Krall was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Diana!

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49 years ago, Keyboardist Bryan Abrams was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bryan!

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Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol

47 years ago, Actress Edie Sedgwick died in Santa Barbara, California. She was 28 years old. (1971)
Edith Minturn Sedgwick was born April 20, 1943 in Santa Barbara, California.

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44 years ago, Bassist Eric Scott Judy was born in Half Moon Bay, California. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric Judy!

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43 years ago, Sean Ono Lennon was born in New York, N.Y. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sean!

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40 years ago, Guitarist Carolina Moraes Parra was born in So Paulo, Brazil. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carolina Parra!

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38 years ago, Soul Singer O. V. Wright died of a heart attack in Memphis,Tennessee. He was 41 years old. (1980)
Overton Vertis Wright was born October 9, 1939 in Leno, Tennessee.

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37 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Allison Louise Crowe was born in Nanaimo, Canada. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Allison Crowe!

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36 years ago, Pianist Al Haig died in New York, N.Y. He was 58 years old. (1982)
He was born July 22, 1924 in Newark, N.J.

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34 years ago, Trombonist Vic Dickenson died in New York, N.Y. He was 78 years old. (1984)
He was born August 6, 1906 in Xenia, Ohio.

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24 years ago, Reverend Dan Smith died in the Bronx, N.Y. He was 83 years old. (1994)
He was born January 23, 1911 near Perdue Hill, Monroe County, Alabama.

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24 years ago, Folk-Rocker Dino Valente died in Santa Rosa, California. He was 57 years old. (1994)
Chester Powers was born October 7, 1937 in Danbury, Connecticut.

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22 years ago, Bassist Jack Ryland died. He was 45 years old. (1950)
He was born November, 15, 1950.

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20 years ago, Singer J. D. Sumner died in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was 73 years old. (1998)
John Daniel Sumner was born November 19, 1924in Lakeland, Florida.

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18 years ago, Pianist Russ Conway died in Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He was 75 years old. (2000)
Trevor Herbert Stanford was born September 2, 1925 in Bristol, England.

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17 years ago, Pianist Tommy Flanagan died in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old. (2001)
Tommy Lee Flanagan was born March 16, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Photo by Jeff Fereday

17 years ago, Bluesman Isaac Scott died in Edmonds, Washington. He was 56 years old. (2001)
He was born June 11, 1945 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

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15 years ago, Soul Singer Arthur Conley died from intestinal cancer at his home in the Netherlands. He was 57 years old. (2003)
He was born January 4, 1946 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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14 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Roger Ridley died in Los Angeles, California. He was 57 years old. (2005)
He was born April 30, 1948 in Lumpkin County, Georgia.

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10 years ago, Rusty Gill died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 89 years old. (2008)
He was born June 10, 1919 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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9 years ago, Bassist Jeff Clyne died in London, England. He was 72 years old. (2009)
He was born January 29, 1937 in London, England.

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2 years ago, Songwriter Mentor Williams died in Taos, New Mexico. He was 70 years old. (2016)
Mentor Ralph Williams was born June 11, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska.


November 15


113 years ago, Musician Annunzio Paolo Mantovani was born in Venice, Italy. (1905)
Mantovani died March 29, 1980 in Tunbridge Wells, England. He was 74 years old.

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105 years ago, Drummer Gus Johnson was born in Tyler, Texas. (1913)
He died February 6, 2000 in Westminister, Colorado. He was 86 years old.

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98 years ago, Flautist Jerome Richardson was born in Oakland, California. (1920)
He died June 23, 2000 in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 79 years old.

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91 years ago, Pianist Clayton Love was born in Mattson, Mississippi. (1927)
He died February 28, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 82 years old.

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90 years ago, "Convoy Trucker" William Dale Fries, Jr. was born in Audubon, Iowa. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to C.W. McCall!

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90 years ago, Saxophonist/Flautist Seldon Powell was born in Lawrenceville, Virginia. (1928)
He died January 25, 1997 in Hempstead, N.Y. He was 70 years old.

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89 years ago, Singer Joe Hinton was born in Evansville, Indiana. (1929)
He died of skin cancer August 13, 1968 in Boston, Massachussetts. He was 38 years old.

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86 years ago, Pop Singer Petula Clark was born in Epsom, England. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pet!

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86 years ago, Singer Clyde McPhatter was born in Durham, North Carolina. (1932)
Clyde died of a heart attack June 13, 1972 in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was 39 years old.

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81 years ago, Singer William Edward John was born in Cullendale, Arkansas. (1937)
Little Willie John died May 27, 1968 in the Washington State penitentiary, Walla Walla, Washington. He was 30 years old.

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Earl Young (seated), Harold Wade, Jimmy Ellis, Stanley Wade and Robert Upchurch

81 years ago, Singer James Thomas Ellis II was born in Rock Hill, S.C. (1937)
Jimmy Ellis died March 8, 2012 in Rock Hill, S.C.

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77 years ago, James Luther Dickinson was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. (1941)
Jim Dickinson died August 15, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 67 years old.

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76 years ago, Carlos de Oliveira was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro!

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75 years ago, Bassist Ali Haurand was born in Viersen, Germany. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ali!

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73 years ago, Singer Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad was born in Bjrksen, Ballangen, Norway. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frida!

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70 years ago, Drummer Richard "Dobie" Strange was born in Red Cliff, Colorado. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dobie!

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70 years ago, Bassist Jack Ryland was born. (1950)
He died November 16, 1996. He was 45 years old.

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BLONDIE : Frank Infante, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Nigel Harrison and Clem Burke

67 years ago, Guitarist Frank Infante was born in New York, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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65 years ago, Soul Singer Alexander O'Neal was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alexander!

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64 years ago, Bassist Ab Bryant was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ab!

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64 years ago, Mitchell Blake Easter was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mitch Easter!

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64 years ago, Bluesman Charley Jordan died in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 64 years old. (1954)
He was born during 1890 in Mableville, Arkansas.

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64 years ago, Drummer Tony Thompson was born in New York, N.Y. (1954)
He died of cancer November 12, 2003 in Encino, California. He was 48 years old.

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63 years ago, Joseph Martin Leeway was born in London, England. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe Leeway!

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63 years ago, Bassist Neil Swainson was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Neil!

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61 years ago, Guitarist Kevin Tyrone Eubanks was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kevin Eubanks!

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58 years ago, Guitarist Dann Huff was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dann!

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55 years ago, Guitarist Jay Walter Bennett was born in Rolling Meadows,Illinois. (1963)
Jay Bennett died May 24, 2009 in Urbana, Illinois. He was 45 years old.

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50 years ago, Rapper Earl Stevens was born in Vallejo, California. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to E-40!

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50 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Charles was born in Washington, D.C. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jennifer!

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50 years ago, Rapper Russell Tyrone Jones was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1968)
Ol' Dirty Bastard died November 13, 2004 in New York, N.Y. He was 35 years old.

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48 years ago, Country Singer Jack Ingram was born in Houston, Texas. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jack!

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44 years ago, Singer Chad Robert Turton was born in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chad Kroeger!

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41 years ago, Drummer Logan Whitehurst was born in Petaluma, California. (1977)
He died December 3, 2006 in Sebastapol, California. He was 29 years old.

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37 years ago, Guitarist Jordan Buckley was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jordan!

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26 years ago, Saxophonist Toots Mondello died in New York, N.Y. He was 81 years old. (1992)
Nunzio Mondello was born August 14, 1911 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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25 years ago, Actress/Singer Saaya Irie was born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. (1993)
Hauoli la Hanau to Saaya!

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19 years ago, Organist Jackie Davis died in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 78 years old. (1999)
He was born December 13, 1920 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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17 years ago, Singer Loyal Garner died in in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was 55 years old. (2001)
She was born September 28, 1946 in Kalihi, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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15 years ago, Steel Guitarist Speedy West died in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. He was 79 years old. (2003)
Wesley Webb West was born January 25, 1924 in Springfield, Missouri.

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9 years ago, Pianist Morris Nanton died in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old. (2009)
He was born September 28, 1929 in Perth Amboy, N.J.

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7 years ago, Keyboardist Moogy Klingman died in New York, N.Y. He was 61 years old. (2011)
Mark Klingman was born September 7, 1951 in New York, N.Y.

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3 years ago, Singer/Songwriter P.F. Sloan died in Los Angeles, California. He was 70 years old. (2015)
Philip Gary Schlein was born September 18, 1945 in New York, N.Y.

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2 years ago, Country Singer Holly Dunn died in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was 59 years old. (2016)
She was born August 22, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas.

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2 years ago, Mose Allison died in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He was 89 years old. (2016)
Mose John Allison, Jr. was born November 11, 1927 in Tippo, Mississippi.

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2 years ago, Songwriter/Producer Milt Okun died in Beverly Hills, California. He was 92 years old. (2016)
Milton Theodore Okun was born December 23, 1923 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Guitarist Roy Clark died in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 85 years old. (2018)
Roy Linwood Clark was born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia.


November 14


118 years ago, Composer Aaron Copland was born in New York, N.Y. (1900)
He died December 2, 1990 in Tarrytown, New York. He was 90 years old.

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114 years ago, Pianist Arthur W. Hodes was born in Nikoliev, Russia. (1904)
Art Hodes died March 4, 1993 in Harvey, Illinois. He was 90 years old.

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113 years ago, Bluesman John Henry Barbee was born in Henning, Tennessee. (1905)
He died of a heart attack November 3, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 58 years old.

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110 years ago, Banjoist/Singer Clancy Hayes was born in Carney, Kansas. (1908)
He died March 3, 1972 in San Francisco, California. He was 63 years old.

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103 years ago, Guitarist William Henry Bauer was born in New York, N.Y. (1915)
Billy Bauer died June 16, 2005 in Melville, N.Y. He was 89 years old.

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103 years ago, Singer "Liltin'" Martha Tilton was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. (1915)
She died December 8, 2006 in Santa Monica, California. She was 91 years old.

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102 years ago, Pianist Donald Tyson Ewell was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1916)
Don Ewell died August 9, 1983 in Pompano Beach, Florida. He was 66 years old.

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101 years ago, Steel Guitarist Noel Edwin Boggs was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (1917)
Noel Boggs died August 31, 1974 in Granada Hills, California. He was 56 years old.

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100 years ago, Guitarist Arthur "Guitar" Kelley was born in Clinton, Louisiana. (1918)
Guitar Kelley died September 17, 2001 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 82 years old.

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98 years ago, Singer Giovanni Alfredo de Simone was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1920)
Johnny Desmond died of cancer September 6, 1985 in Los Angeles, California. He was 65 years old.

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91 years ago, Guitarist Narciso Yepes was born in Lorca, Spain. (1927)
He died May 3, 1997 in Murcia, Spain. He was 69 years old.

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88 years ago, Saxophonist Jay Migliori was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. (1930)
He died September 2, 2001 in Mission Viejo, California.

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Wynton and Ellis Marsalis

84 years ago, New Orleans Jazz Patriarch Ellis Marsalis was born in Gert Town, Louisiana. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ellis!

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82 years ago, Bluesman Carey Bell Harrington was born in Macon, Mississippi. (1936)
Carey Bell died May 6, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 70 years old.

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82 years ago, Dreamer Freddie Garrity was born in Manchester, England. (1936)
He died May 19, 2006 in Wales. He was 69 years old.

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82 years ago, Singer James William Gilreath was born near Prairie, Mississippi. (1936)
James Gilreath died September 7, 2003 in Slatilo, Mississippi. He was 66 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer Cornelius Gunter was born in Los Angeles, California. (1938)
Cornell Gunter was murdered February 26, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 51 years old.

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79 years ago, Electronic Music Composer Walter Carlos was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wendy Carlos!

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76 years ago, Bluesman Charles Merick was born in Boothville, Lousiana. (1942)
Rockie Charles died March 12, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 67 years old.

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75 years ago, Drummer Shelton Gary was born in Fairfield, Alabama. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shelton!

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Dimitri Ianni

74 years ago, Pianist George Andrew Cables was born in New York, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to George Cables!

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74 years ago, Singer Scherrie Payne was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Scherrie!

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71 years ago, Zydeco Musician Stanley Dural, Jr. was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. (1947)
Buckwheat Zydeco died September 24, 2016 in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was 68 years old.

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71 years ago, Fiddler Joseph Allarddied in Qubec, Canada. He was 74 years old. (1947)
He was born February 1, 1873 in Qubec, Canada.

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70 years ago, Guitarist Mighty Joe Young, Jr. was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1948)
He died June 11, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 60 years old.

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69 years ago, Guitarist Arthur Miles was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Arthur!

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69 years ago, Guitarist James Young was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to J.Y.!

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67 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Colleen Peterson was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. (1950)
She died of cancer October 9, 1996 in Toronto, Canada. She was 45 years old.

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67 years ago, Pop Singer/Songwriter Stephen Bishop was born in San Diego, California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stephen!

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67 years ago, Drummer Barry Brandt was born in Washington, D.C. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry!

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67 years ago, Bassist Alec John Such was born in Perth Amboy, N.J. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alec!

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64 years ago, Bassist Kim Annette Clarke was born in Jamaica, N.Y. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kim Clarke!

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64 years ago, New Age Musician Yanni Chryssomallis was born in Kalamata, Greece. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Yanni!

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64 years ago, Guitarist James Anson Funderbergh was born in Plano, Texas. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anson Funderbergh !

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61 years ago, Pianist/Singer Frank Affolter was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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59 years ago, Blues Singer Valerie Eileen Hall was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1959)
Valerie Wellington died of a brain aneurysm January 2, 1993 in Maywood, Illinois. She was 33 years old.

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59 years ago, Singer Annie Schilder was born in Volendam, The Netherlands. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Annie!

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Neil Harpe, 1996

57 years ago, Bluesman Little Son Joe died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 61 years old. (1961)
Ernest Lawlars was born May 18, 1900 in Hughes, Arkansas.

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54 years ago, Bassist Nic Dalton was born in Canberra, Australia. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nic!

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54 years ago, Country Singer Rockie Lynn Rash was born in Statesville, N.C. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rockie!

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54 years ago, Rapper Joseph Ward Simmons of Run DMC was born in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Run!

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53 years ago, Singer Jeanette Livier Jurado was born in Pico Rivera, California. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeanette Jurado!

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53 years ago, Singer Nina Rachel Gordon Shapiro was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nina Gordon!

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50 years ago, Saxophonist Hilton Jefferson died in New York, N.Y. He was 65 years old. (1968)
He was born July 30, 1903 in Danbury, Connecticut.

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Reverend Rubin and Mrs. Lacey
Photo By: David Evans

49 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Rube Lacey died in Bakersfield, California. He was 68 years old. (1969)
Rubin Lacey was born January 2, 1901 in Pelahatchie, Mississippi.

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49 years ago, Bradley Glenn Walker was born in Cartersville, Georgia. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Butch Walker!

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46 years ago, Singer Edyta Anna Grniak was born in Ziębice, Poland. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Edyta Grniak!

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46 years ago, Will Hoge was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Will!

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45 years ago, Hip Hop Artist Daniel Denton was born in Langford, Canada. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Moka Only!

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43 years ago, Drummer Travis Landon Barker was born in Fontana, California. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Travis Barker!

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42 years ago, Guitarist Aynsley Lister was born in Leicester, England. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Aynsley!

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41 years ago, Rapper Obie Trice III was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Obie Trice!

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39 years ago, Bassist Tobin Esperance was born in Vacaville, California. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tobin!

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36 years ago, Rapper Torrence Hatch was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Boosie Badazz!

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29 years ago, Trumpeter Wild Bill Davison died in Santa Barbara, California. (1989)
WIlliam Edward Davis was born January 5, 1906 in Defiance, Ohio.

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26 years ago, Saxophonist George Adams died in New York, N.Y. He was 52 years old. (1992)
George Rufus Adams was born April 29, 1940 in Covington, Georgia.

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14 years ago, Composer Michel Colombier died of cancer at his home in Santa Monica, California. He was 65 years old. (2004)
He was born May 23 1939 in Lyon, Rhne, France.

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12 years ago, Singer Timothea Beckerman died in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was 55 years old. (2006)
She was born February 17, 1951 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Paddy Moloney, Sen Potts, Martin Fay, Sen Keane, Michael Tubridy, and Derek Bell

6 years ago, Fiddler Martin Fay died in Dublin, Ireland. Hewas 76 years old. (2012)
He was born September 19, 1936 in Dublin, Ireland.


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