August 22

Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy

152 years ago, Composer Claude Debussy was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. (1862)
He died March 25, 1918 in Paris, France. He was 56 years old.

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Son Sims and Muddy Waters

124 years ago, Bluesman Henry "Son" Sims was born in Anguilla, Mississippi. (1890)
He died December 23, 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 68 years old.

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104 years ago, Singer Addie Spivey was born in Houston, Texas. (1910)
She died during 1943 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Blind Willie McTell and Kate McTell

103 years ago, Blueswoman Ruth Kate Williams was born in Savannah, Georgia. (1911)
Kate McTell died October 3, 1991 in Georgia. She was 80 years old.

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98 years ago, Pianist Alphonso Thompson was born in Centreville, Mississippi. (1916)
Sonny Thompson died August 11, 1989 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 73 years old.

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97 years ago, Bluesman John Lee Hooker was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (1917)
He died June 21, 2001 at home in Los Altos, California. He was 83 years old.

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94 years ago, Author Ray Douglas Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois. (1920)
Ray Bradbury died June 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. He was 92 years old.

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91 years ago, Bluesman Edward P. Harris was born in Leasburg, N.C. (1923)
Carolina Slim died of heart attack October 22, 1953 in Newark, N.J. He was 30 years old.

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90 years ago, Space Age Pop Composer Robert Lamar Thompson was born in San Jose, California. (1924)
Bob Thompson died May 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. He was 88 years old.

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Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour and Hal Kratzsch

88 years ago, Singer Bob Flanigan was born in Greencastle, Indiana. (1926)
He died May 15, 2011 in Las Vagas, Nevada. He was 84 years old.

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86 years ago, Composer Karlheinz Stockhausen was born in Mödrath, Germany. (1928)
He died December 7, 2007 in Kuerten-Kettenberg, Germany. He was 79 years old.

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Rolf Billberg and Lars Gullin

84 years ago, Saxophonist Rolf Gunnar Billberg was born in Lund, Sweden. (1930)
Rolf Billberg died August 17, 1966 in Käringön, Gothenburg, Sweden. He was 35 years old.

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Roscoe Shelton and Earl Gaines

83 years ago, Singer Roscoe Shelton was born in Lynchburg, Tennessee. (1931)
Hauoli la Hana to Roscoe!

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78 years ago, the "Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown was born in Gaston, North Carolina. (1936
He died May 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. He was 75 years old.

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78 years ago, Rockabilly Star Delmar Allen Hawkins was born in Goldmine, Louisiana. (1936)
Dale Hawkins died February 13, 2010 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was 73 years old.

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77 years ago, Bassist Malachi Favors Maghostus was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Malachi!

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Carlo Mastrangelo, Fred Milano, Dion DiMucci and Angelo D'Aleo

75 years ago, Singer Fred Milano was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
He died January 1, 2011 in New York, N.Y. He was 72 years old.

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73 years ago, Drummer Howard Grimes was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Howard!

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69 years ago, Bubble Gum Singer Ron Dante was born in Staten Island, N.Y. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron!

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68 years ago, Singer Kim Parker was born in New York, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kim!

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67 years ago, Singer Donna Jean Godchaux was born in San Francisco, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Donna Godchaux!

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66 years ago, Guitarist David Lee Marks was born in Los Angeles, California. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to David Lee!

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66 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Sam Neely was born in Cuero, Texas. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sam!

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66 years ago, Poet Robert Franklin Feaster was born in New York, N.Y. (1948)
Sekou Sundiata died July 18, 2007 in New York, N.Y. He was 58 years old.

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62 years ago, Blueswoman Debbie Davies was born in Los Angeles, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Debbie!

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62 years ago, Singer Hociel Thomas died in Oakland, California. He was 48 years old. (1952)
She was born July 10, 1904 in Houston, Texas.

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60 years ago, Guitarist Frank Marino was born in Del Rio, Texas. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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58 years ago, Guitarist Claude Barthélémy was born in Saint Denis, France. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Claude!

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57 years ago, Country Singer Holly Dunn was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Holly!

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57 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Duane Jarvis was born in Astoria, Oregon. (1957)
He died April 1, 2009 in Marina del Rey, California. He was 51 years old.

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56 years ago, Guitarist Vernon Reid was born in London, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vernon!

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55 years ago, Trumpeter Eric Boeren was born in Ulicoten, Holland. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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55 years ago, Country Singer Ricky Lynn Greg was born in Henderson, Texas. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ricky Lynn!

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55 years ago, Country Singer Floyd Collin Wray was born in DeQueen, Arkansas. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Collin Wray!

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53 years ago, Singer Roland Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana was born in Portsmouth, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roland Orzabal!

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53 years ago, Drummer Deborah Mary Peterson was born in Northridge, California. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Debbi Peterson!

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51 years ago, Singer Myra Ellen Amos was born in Newton, North Carolina. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tori Amos!

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51 years ago, Singer James Curtis DeBarge was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to James DeBarge!

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51 years ago, Country Singer Mila Mason was born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mila!

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45 years ago, Guitarist John Raptis was born in Athens Greece. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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35 years ago, Bluesman John Lee Granderson died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 66 years old. (1979)
He was born April 11, 1913 in Ellendale, Tennessee.

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27 years ago, Pianist Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston died in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 70 years old. (1987)
Leonard Caston was born June 2, 1917 in Sumrall, Mississippi.

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24 years ago, Bluesman "Boogie Bill" Webb died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 66 years old. (1990)
Bill Webb was born March 24, 1924 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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11 years ago, "The Architect of Honky Tonk" Floyd Tillman died in Bacliff, Texas. He was 88 years old. (2003)
He was born December 8, 1914 in Ryan, Oklahoma.

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8 years ago, Drummer Bruce Gary died in Los Angeles, California. He was 55 years old. (2006)
He was born April 7, 1952 in Burbank, California.

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Tony Sandler and Ralph Young

6 years ago, Singer Ralph Young died in Palm Springs, California. He was 90 years old. (2008)
He was born July 1, 1918 in The Bronx, N.Y.

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3 years ago, Soul Singer/Songwriter Nickolas Ashford died in New York, N.Y. He was 69 years old. (2011)
He was born May 4, 1942 in Fairfield, SC.

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Jerry Lieber, Elvis Presley and Mike Stoller

3 years ago, Songwriter Jerry Lieber died in Los Angeles, California. He was 78 years old. (2011)
He was born April 25, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland.


August 21


110 years ago, William Allen Basie was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. (1904)
Count Basie died April 26, 1984 in Hollywood, Florida. He was 79 years old.

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97 years ago, Bassist Rodney Richardson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1917)
He died October 29, 2005 in Modesto, California. He was 88 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer Savannah Valentine was born in Colfax, Louisiana. (1920)
Savannah Churchill died April 19, 1974 in Brooklyn, N.Y. from injuries sustained 18 years earlier when a drunk fell on top of her from a club balcony.

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93 years ago, Trumpeter Uan Rasey was born in Glasgow, Montana. (1921)
He died September 26, 2011 in Woodland Hills, California. He was 90 years old.

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90 years ago, Gospel Singer Clara Ward was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1924)
She died January 16, 1973 in Los Angeles, California. She was 48 years old.

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88 years ago, Singer Caroline Leigh was born in New York, N.Y. (1926)
Hauoli la Hanau to Caroline!

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Addison Farmer and Donald Byrd

86 years ago, Bassist Addison Gerald Farmer was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (1928)
Addison Farmer died February 20, 1963 in New York, N.Y. He was 34 years old.

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86 years ago, Trumpeter Arthur Stewart Farmer was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (1928)
Art Farmer died October 4, 1999 in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old.

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77 years ago, Cajun Musician Classie Ballou, Jr. was born in Elton, Louisiana. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Classie!

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76 years ago, Pop Singer Kenny Rogers was born in Houston, Texas. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny!

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75 years ago, Guitarist James Burton was born in Minden, Louisiana. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to James!

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75 years ago, Bluesman Ernest Johnson was born in Four Mile, Mississippi. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Elmore James, Jr.!

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Don Reid, Harold Reid, Jimmy Fortune and Phil Balsley

75 years ago, Singer Harold Reid was born in Augusta County, Virginia. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harold!

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74 years ago, Bluesman Jesse Anderson was born in Paris, Arkansas. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jesse!

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73 years ago, Keyboardist Tom Coster was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom!

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71 years ago, Drummer George Rains was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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70 years ago, Singer Sharon Lee Myers was born in Hazel, Kentucky. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jackie DeShannon!

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67 years ago, Luthier Travis Bean was born in San Fernando, California. (1947)
He died July 10, 2011 in Burbank, California. He was 63 years old.

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Dennis Tufano and Carl Giammarese

67 years ago, Guitarist Carl Giammarese was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carl!

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65 years ago, Trumpeter/Composer Malachi Richard Thompson was born in Princeton, Kentucky. (1949)
Malachi Thompson died July 16, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 56 years old.

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62 years ago, Bassist Glenn Hughes was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glenn!

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62 years ago, Singer John Graham Mellor was born in Ankara, Turkey. (1952)
Joe Strummer of The Clash died December 22, 2002 at his western England home. He was 50 years old.

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61 years ago, Baritone Saxophonist Doug James was born in Turlock, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doug!

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60 years ago, Guitarist Nick Kane was born in Jerusalem, Georgia. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nick!

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60 years ago, Drummer Steve Smith was born in Brockton, Massachussetts. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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56 years ago, Singer Kim Sledge was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kim!

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54 years ago, Saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum was born in Berkeley, California. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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49 years ago, Drummer Leon Parker was born in White Plains, N.Y. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leon!

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44 years ago, Trumpeter Marlon Jordan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marlon!

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41 years ago, Trombonist Bill Harris died in Hallandale, Florida. He was 56 years old. (1973)
Willard Palmer Harris was born October 28, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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37 years ago, Guitarist Matt Schofield was born in Manchester, England. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt!

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37 years ago, Bluesman Tarheel Slim died in the Bronx, New York. He was 53 years old. (1977)
Alden Bunn was born September 24, 1924 in Wilson, North Carolina.

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26 years ago, Singer Kacey Lee Musgraves was born in Mineola, Texas. (1988)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kacey Musgraves

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11 years ago, Wesley Willis died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 40 years old. (2003)
He was born May 31, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois.

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9 years ago, Synthesizer Inventor Robert Moog died of a brain tumor in Asheville, N.C. He was 71 years old. (2005)
He was born May 23, 1934 in New York, N.Y.

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9 years ago, The “Incomparable” Sterling Harrison died in Richmond, Virginia. He was 65 years old. (2005)
Sterling E. Harrison was born during 1941 in Richmond, Virginia.

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8 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Buck Page died in Burbank, California. He was 84 years old. (2006)
He was born June 18, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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6 years ago, Drummer Buddy Harman died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 78 years old. (2008)
Murray M. Harman Jr. was born December 23, 1928 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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1 year ago, Producer Sid Bernstein died in New York, N.Y. He was 95 years old. (2013)
He was born August 12, 1918 in New York, N.Y.


August 20


124 years ago, Author H. P. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island. (1890)
He died of cancer March 15, 1937 in Providence, Rhode Island. He was 46 years old.

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109 years ago, Trombonist Weldon L. Teagarden was born in Vernon, Texas. (1905)
Jack Teagarden died January 15, 1964 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 59 years old.

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103 years ago, Saxophonist Barnet Amstell was born in London, England. (1911)
Billy Amstell died December 19, 2005 in London, England. He was 94 years old.

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91 years ago, Country Star James Travis Reeves was born in Galloway, Panola County, Texas. (1923)
Jim Reeves died July 31, 1964 in a plane crash outside of Nashville, Tennessee. He was 40 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer Joya Sherrill was born in Bayonne, N.J. (1924)
She died June 28, 2010 in Great Neck, N.Y. She was 85 years old.

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88 years ago, Trombonist Frank Rosolino was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1926)
He committed suicide after murdering his two young sons November 26, 1978 in Los Angeles, California. He was 52 years old.

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87 years ago, Guitarist James Elbert Raney was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1927)
Jimmy Raney died May 10, 1995 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 67 years old.

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83 years ago, Drummer Frank Cappuccio was born in Worchester, Massachussetts. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank Capp!

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81 years ago, Guitarist Roland James was born in Brookings, Arkansas. (1933)
He died October 19, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 80 years old.

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80 years ago, Steel Guitarist Sneaky Pete Kleinow was born in South Bend, Indiana. (1934)
Sneaky Pete died January 6, 2007 in Petaluma, California. He was 72 years old.

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79 years ago, Bluesman John Jacob Malone was born in Decatur, Alabama. (1935)
J. J. Malone died of cancer February 20, 2004 in Hawaii. He was 68 years old.

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Justin Tubb and Elvis Presley

79 years ago, Country Singer Justin Tubb was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1935)
He died January 24, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 62 years old.

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77 years ago, Trumpeter Johnny Dunn died in Paris, France. He was 40 years old. (1937)
He was born February 19, 1897 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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73 years ago, Drummer Milford Graves was born in New York, N.Y. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Milford!

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72 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Isaac Hayes was born in Covington, Tennessee. (1942)
He died August 10, 2008 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 65 years old.

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71 years ago, Trumpeter Enrico Rava was born in Trieste, Italy. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Enrico!

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71 years ago, Trombonist Oliver Haydn Whigham III was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jiggs Whigham!

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70 years ago, Drummer Terrence Michael Clarke was born in Vancouver, B.C. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry Clarke!

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70 years ago, Drummer "Uncle" John Turner was born in Port Arthur, Texas. (1944)
He died July 26, 2007 in Austin, Texas. He was 62 years old.

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67 years ago, Trombonist James Carter Pankow was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to James Pankow!

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67 years ago, Bluesman Bill Perry was born in Tula, Mississippi. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry!

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65 years ago, Vocalist Robert Plant was born in Birmingham, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert!

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65 years ago, Rocker Philip Parris Lynott was born in Birmingham, England. (1949)
Phil Lynott died of heart failure January 4, 1986 in Sutton, Ireland. He was 34 years old.

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64 years ago, Drummer James Eugene Brailey was born in Richmond, Virginia. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Big Foot!

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64 years ago, Drummer Willie Hayes was born in Clarksdale, Arkansas. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Willie!

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62 years ago, Bassist John Clayton, Jr. was born in Venice, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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62 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Doug Fieger was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1952)
He died February 14, 2010 in Woodland Hills, California. He was 57 years old.

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62 years ago, Rudy Gatlin was born in Olney, Texas. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rudy!

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62 years ago, Singer/Songwriter John Hiatt was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Marius Müller was born in Oslo, Norway. (1958)
He died March 14, 1999 in Oslo, Norway. He was 40 years old.

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48 years ago, Guitarist ”Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was born in Ennis, Texas. (1966)
He was murdered on stage December 8, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. He was 38 years old.

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Tom Darby and Jimmie Tarlton

43 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Tom Darby died. He was 80 years old. (1971)
He was born August 25, 1891 in Columbus, Georgia.

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36 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Ralph Stanley II was born in Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralph!

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28 years ago, Trumpeter Thad Jones died in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was 63 years old. (1986)
Thaddeus Joseph Jones was born March 28, 1923 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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19 years ago, Singer Paul Foster of the Soul Stirrers died in Vallejo, California. He was 75 years old. (1995)
He was born July 12, 1920 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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18 years ago, Saxophonist John Gilmore died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1996)
He was born September 28, 1931 in Summit, Mississippi.

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Eddie and Ernie

9 years ago, Singer Ernie Johnson of Eddie and Ernie fame died in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 59 years old. (2005)
Ernest L. Johnson, Jr. was born December 23, 1945 in Lubbock, Texas.

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Photo By: Steve Stoddard

6 years ago, Blues Singer Little Arthur Duncan died in Northlake, Illinois. He was 74 years old. (2008)
Arthur Duncan was born February 5, 1934 in Indianola, Mississippi.

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6 years ago, Bluesman Phil Guy died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 68 years old. (2008)
He was born April 28, 1940 in Lettsworth, Louisiana.

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5 years ago, Guitarist/Bassist Larry Knechtel died in Yakima, Washington. He was 69 years old. (2009)
Lawrence William Knechtel was born August 4, 1940 in Bell, California.

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Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour and Hal Kratzsch

3 years ago, Singer Ross Barbour died in Las Vagas, Nevada. He was 84 years old. (2011)
He was born December 31, 1928 in Burnsville, Indiana.

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


August 19


108 years ago, Guitarist Eddie Durham was born in San Marcos, Texas. (1906)
He died March 6, 1987 in New York, N.Y. He was 80 years old.

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106 years ago, Jazz Musician Lyle Stephanovic was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. (1908)
Spud Murphy died August 5, 2005 in Hollywood, California. He was 96 years old.

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100 years ago, "Nature Boy" Robert Bootzin was born in San Francisco, California. (1914)
"Gypsy Boots" died August 8, 2004 in Camarillo, California. He was 89 years old.

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96 years ago, Pianist James George Rowles was born in Spokane, Washington. (1918)
Jimmy Rowles died May 28, 1996 in Los Angeles, California. He was 77 years old.

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85 years ago, Cajun Musician Jimmy Donley was born in Gulfport. Mississippi. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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79 years ago, Rockabilly Musician Al Ferrier was born in Montgomery, Alabama. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Al!

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Roscoe Shelton and Earl Gaines

79 years ago, Singer Earl Gaines was born in Decatur, Alabama. (1935)
He died December 31, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 74 years old.

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79 years ago, Bassist/Flugelhornist Doug Willson was born in Welland, Ontario. (1935)
He died March 14, 2002 in Niagra Falls, N.Y. He was 67 years old.

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75 years ago, Drummer Peter Edward Baker was born in Lewisham, London, England. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ginger Baker!

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74 years ago, Singer Johnny Nash was born in Houston, Texas. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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71 years ago, Merseybeat Singer William Howard Ashton was born in Bootle, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy J. Kramer!

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71 years ago, Singer Don Maughn was born in Coventry, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Fardon!

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70 years ago, Singer Edward Garvin Futch was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddy Raven!

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69 years ago, Rock Singer Ian Gillan was born in Hounslow, Middlesex, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian!

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69 years ago, Singer Roberto Sanchez was born in Buenos Aires. (1945)
Sandro died January 4, 2010 in Mendoza, Argentina. He was 64 years old.

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Bill Clinton and Ron Carter

68 years ago, Saxophonist/POTUS Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Slick Willie!

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Martin Jack Rosenblum and Jack Grassel

68 years ago, "Rock n' Roll Professor" Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum was born in Appleton, Wisconsin. (1946)
He died January 10, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was 67 years old.

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66 years ago, Guitarist Ronald P. Escheté was born in Houma, Louisiana. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron Escheté !

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65 years ago, Keyboardist Danny Mixon was born in Harlem, New York. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Danny!

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64 years ago, Soul Singer Margaret Marie Joseph was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Margie Joseph!

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63 years ago, Bassist John Richard Deacon was born in Oadby, Leicestershire, England. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Deacon!

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62 years ago, Keyboardist Bruce Katz was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruce!

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Lynwood Slim and Dave Specter

61 years ago, Bluesman Richard Dennis Duran was born in Los Angeles, California. (1953)
Lynwood Slim died August 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. He was 61 years old.

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61 years ago, Bluesman Willie Love died from alcoholism in Jackson, Mississippi. He was 46 years old. (1953)
He was born November 4, 1906 in Duncan, Mississippi.

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60 years ago, Trumpeter Tim Hagans was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim!

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57 years ago, Guitarist Marc Ducret was born in Paris, France. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marc!

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55 years ago, Ivan Neville was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ivan!

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55 years ago, Bluesman Blind Willie McTell died of a brain hemorrhage. He was 58 years old. (1959)
William Samuel McTell was born May 5, 1901 in Thomson, Georgia.

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48 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Lee Ann Womack was born in Jacksonville, Texas. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee Ann!

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46 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter Mark McGuinn was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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45 years ago, Country Singer Clay Walker was born in Beaumont, Texas. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clay!

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41 years ago, Saxophonist Brew Moore died after falling down a flight of stairs in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was 49 years old. (1973)
He was born March 26, 1924 in Indianola, Mississippi.

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37 years ago, Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles, California. He was 86 years old. (1977)
Julius Henry Marx was born October 2, 1890 in New York City, N.Y.

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35 years ago, Rockabilly Star Dorsey Burnette died of a heart attack in Canoga Park, California. He was 46 years old. (1979)
He was born December 28, 1932 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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33 years ago, Country Singer Rissi Palmer was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rissi!

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31 years ago, Singer Melissa Morrison Higgins was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Missy Higgins!

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Fats Waller recording in Chicago with John Hamilton, trumpet; Gene Sedric, clarinet and tenor saxophone; John Smith, guitar; Cedric Wallace, bass; and Slick Jones, drums

29 years ago, Bassist Cedric Wallace died in New York, N.Y. He was 76 years old. (1985)
He was born August 3, 1909 in Miami, Florida.

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19 years ago, Composer Pierre Schaeffer died in Les Milles, France. He was 85 years old. (1995)
The "Father of Musique Concrčte" was born August 14, 1910 in Nancy, France.

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10 years ago, Film composer Elmer Bernstein died in Ojai, California. He was 82 years old. (2004)
He was born April 4, 1922 in New York, N.Y.

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8 years ago, Singer Joseph Hill of Culture died in Berlin, Germany. He was 57 years old. (2006)
He was born January 22, 1949 in Jamaica.

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6 years ago, Saxophonist LeRoi Moore died in Los Angeles, California. He was 46 years old. (2008)
He was born September 7, 1961 in Virginia.

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4 years ago, Michael Been died in Hasselt, Belgium. He was 60 years old. (2010)
He was born March 17, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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1 year ago, Pianist Cedar Walton died in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 79 years old. (2013)
Cedar Anthony Walton, Jr. was born January 17, 1934 in Dallas, Texas.


August 18


108 years ago, Bluesman Curtis Jones was born in Naples, Texas. (1906)
He died September 11, 1971 in Munich, Germany. He was 65 years old.

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103 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Ola Mae Long was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1911)
Sister O.M. Terrell died March 3, 2006 in Conyers, Georgia. She was 94 years old.

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101 years ago, Saxophonist James Preston was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. (1913)
Jimmy Preston died during December 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 71 years old.

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99 years ago, Bluesman Rev. Pearly Brown was born in Abbeville, Georgia. (1915)
He died during July, 1986 in Plains, Georgia. He was 70 years old.

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Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston

96 years ago, Folk Singer Gilbert Vandine Houston was born in Wilmington, Delaware. (1918)
Cisco Houston died of cancer April 21, 1961 in San Bernardino, California. He was 42 years old.

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96 years ago, Guitarist Herbert Clayton Penny was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1918)
Hank Penny died of a heart attack April 17, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. He was 73 years old.

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© Karlheinz Klüter

93 years ago, Bluesman Lee Jackson was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1921)
He died July 1, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 57 years old.

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Tony Sandler and Ralph Young

81 years ago, Singer Lucien Joseph Santelé was born in Lauwe, Belgium. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony Sandler!

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

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75 years ago, Singer Maxine Brown was born in Kingstree, South Carolina. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maxine!

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75 years ago, Rockabilly Star Huelyn Duvall was born in Garner, Texas. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Huelyn!

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75 years ago, Singer John Preston Courville was born in Port Arthur, Texas. (1939)
Johnny Preston died March 4, 2011 in Beaumont, Texas. He was 71 years old.

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75 years ago, Banjoist Eric Weissberg was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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74 years ago, Autoharpist Bryan Bowers was born in St. Petersburg, Virginia. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bryan!

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74 years ago, Pianist Adam Makowicz was born in Cesky Tesin, Czechoslovakia. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Adam!

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71 years ago, Gospel Musician Edwin R. Hawkins was born in Oakland, California. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Edwin!

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70 years ago, Trumpeter Oscar Brashear was born in Chicago Illinois. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Oscar!

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70 years ago, Guitarist Colin David Tooley was born in Birmingham, England. (1944)
Carl Wayne died August 31, 2004 in England. He was 60 years old.

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69 years ago, Singer Sarah Dash was born in Trenton, N.J. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sarah!

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69 years ago, Singer Barbara Ann Harris was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara Harris!

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64 years ago, Drummer Dennis Leslie Elliott was born in Peckham, London, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dennis Elliott!

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61 years ago, Pianist David Benoit was born in Bakersfield, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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61 years ago, Bassist Marvin Isley was born in Teaneck, N.J. (1953)
He died June 6, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 56 years old.

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60 years ago, Guitarist Jody Maphis was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jody!

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59 years ago, Blues Rocker John Campbelljohn was born in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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52 years ago, Fiddler Jimmy Mattingly was born in Leitchfield, Kentucky. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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46 years ago, Drummer Brian Tichy was born in Denville, New Jersey. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian!

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45 years ago, Erik Schrody was born in Valley Stream, N.Y. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Everlast!

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11 years ago, Bassist/Singer Tony Jackson died in Nottingham, England. He was 63 years old. (2003)
He was born July 16, 1940 in Dingle, Liverpool, England.

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7 years ago, Singer Odessa Harris died in Detroit, Michigan. She was 71 years old. (2007)
She was born June 8, 1936 in West Helena, Arkansas.

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7 years ago, Singer Jon Lucien died in Poinciana, Florida. (2007)
He was born January 8, 1942 in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

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Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, John Edwards, Bobbie Smith and Billy Henderson

6 years ago, Singer Pervis Jackson died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 70 years old. (2008)
He was born May 17, 1938 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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6 years ago, Saxophonist Maurice Reedus died in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 78 years old. (2008)
He was born March 24, 1930.

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2 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Scott McKenzie died in Los Angeles, California. (2012)
Philip Wallach Blondheim was born January 10, 1939 in Jacksonville, Florida.


August 17


127 years ago, Universal Negro Improvement Association founder Marcus Garvey was born in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica. (1887)
He died June 10, 1940 in West Kensington, England. He was 52 years old.

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122 years ago, Actress Mae West was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1892)
She died November 22, 1980 in Los Angeles, California. She was 88 years old.

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97 years ago, Blues Legend John Lee Hooker was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (1917)
He died June 21, 2001 at his home in Los Altos, California. He was 83 years old.

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96 years ago, Saxophonist Ike Abrams Quebec was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1918)
Ike Quebec died of lung cancer January 16, 1963 in New York, N.Y. He was 44 years old.

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96 years ago, Bluegrass Musician Ola Wave Campbell was born in Grassy Creek, Ashe County, North Carolina. (1918)
Ola Belle Reed died August 16, 2002 in North Carolina. She was 85 years old.

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94 years ago, Bassist George Duvivier was born in New York, N.Y. (1920)
He died July 11, 1985 in New York, N.Y. He was 64 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer Lucia Fanolla was born in Alliance, Ohio. (1920)
Gloria Van died December 24, 2002 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. She was 82 years old.

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93 years ago, Country Singer Rita M. Cote Breau was born in Auburn, Maine. (1921)
Hauoli la Hanau to Betty Cody!

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93 years ago, "That Real Hot Boogie Boy" Wayne Raney was born in Wolf Bayou, Arkansas. (1921)
He died of cancer January 23, 1993 in Arkansas. He was 71 years old.

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91 years ago, Saxophonist/Artist Yitzoch Loiza Grossberg was born in the Bronx, New York, N.Y. (1923)
Larry Rivers died August 14, 2002 in New York, N.Y. He was 78 years old.

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90 years ago, Guitarist Edgar V. Blanchard was born in Grosse Tete, Louisiana. (1924)
Edgar Blanchard died October 17, 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 48 years old.

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88 years ago, Singer Alan George Heywood Melly was born in Liverpool, England. (1926)
George Melly died July 5, 2007 in London, England. He was 80 years old.

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87 years ago, Saxophonist Sam Butera was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1927)
He died June 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 81 years old.

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83 years ago, Pianist Derek Smith was born in London, England. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Derek!

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82 years ago, Pianist Columbus Calvin Pearson, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1932)
Duke Pearson died August 4, 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 47 years old.

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81 years ago, "Teen Angel" Singer Max E. Dinning was born in Drury, Oklahoma. (1933)
Mark Dinning died of a heart attack March 22, 1986 in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was 52 years old.

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80 years ago, Rock n' Roller Julian Ferebee Bright was born in Norfolk, Virginia. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry Bright!

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79 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Albert Washington was born in Rome, Georgia. (1935)
He died October 23, 1998 in Columbus, Ohio. He was 63 years old.

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78 years ago, Guitarist/Singer John Albert Jones was born in Eads, Shelby County, Tennessee. (1936)
Johnny Jones died October 14, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 73 years old.

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78 years ago, Activist/Actor/Singer Floyd Red Crow Westerman was born on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Sioux reservation in South Dakota. (1936)
He died December 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. He was 71 years old.

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L-R; Joseph Zeno, Albert Davis, Guitar Gable and Freddie Lebien.

77 years ago, Guitarist Gabriel Perrodin was born in Belleville, Louisiana. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Guitar Gable!

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75 years ago, Blues Singer/Guitarist Luther Allison was born in Widener, Arkansas. (1939)
He died of a heart attack August 12, 1997 in Madison, Wisconsin. He was 57 years old.

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75 years ago, Poet/Musician Ed Sanders was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ed!

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71 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Dave Snaker Ray was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. (1943)
He died of lung cancer November 28, 2002 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 59 years old.

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70 years ago, Singer James Ramey was born in Richmond, Indiana. (1944)
Baby Huey died October 28, 1970 of a drug-related heart attack in Chicago, Illinois.

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67 years ago, Guitarist Drake Maxwell Levinshefski was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1946)
Drake Levin died July 4, 2009 in San Francisco, California. He was 62 years old.

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67 years ago, Guitarist Gary Talley was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary!

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65 years ago, Drummer John "Sib" Hashian was born in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sib!

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Rick Estrin, Little Charlie Baty, Jay Peterson and Dobie Strange

62 years ago, Bassist Jay Peterson was born in Oakland, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jay!

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61 years ago, Kevin A. Rowland was born in Wolverhampton, England. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kevin Rowland!

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60 years ago, Guitarist Eric Johnson was born in Austin, Texas. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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59 years ago, Singer Grazyna Auguscik was born in Poland. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Grazyna!

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59 years ago, Bassist/Singer Colin Ivor Moulding was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Colin Moulding!

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59 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Kevin Welch was born in Los Angeles, California. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kevin!

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57 years ago, Oud Player Rabih Abou-Khalil was born in Beirut, Lebanon. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rabih!

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55 years ago, Belinda Jo Carlisle was born in Hollywood, California. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Belinda Carlisle!

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54 years ago, Singer Maria Pia De Vito was born in Naples, Italy. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maria!

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53 years ago, Saxophonist Everette Harp was born in Houston, Texas. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Everette!

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52 years ago, Guitarist Gilbert Clarke was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gilby!

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50 years ago, Rocker Maria McKee was born in Los Angeles, California. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maria!

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50 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Colin Munn was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Colin James!

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49 years ago, Drummer Steve Gorman was born in Muskegon, Michigan. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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48 years ago, Bassist/Singer Jill Cuniff was born in New York, N.Y. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jill!

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Rolf Billberg and Lars Gullin

48 years ago, Saxophonist Rolf Billberg died in Käringön, Gothenburg, Sweden. He was 35 years old. (1966)
Rolf Gunnar Billberg was born August 22, 1930 in Lund, Sweden.

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45 years ago, Saxophonist Robert Stewart was born in Oakland, California. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert!

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44 years ago, Saxophonist Steve Cole was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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44 years ago, Pianist Peter Martin was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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The Tab Smith Orchestra

43 years ago, Alto Saxophonist Tab Smith died in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 62 years old. (1971)
Talmadge Smith was born January 11, 1909 in Kingston, N.C.

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42 years ago, Bluesman Baby Tate died of a heart attack in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 56 years old. (1972)
Charles Henry Tate was born January 28, 1916 in Elberton, Georgia.

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Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Otis Williams and Paul Williams

41 years ago, Paul Williams died by apparent suicide in Detroit, Michigan. He was 34 years old. (1973)
He was born July 2, 1939 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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31 years ago, Composer Ira Gershwin died in Beverly Hills, California. He was 86 years old. (1983)
Israel Gershvin was born December 6, 1896 in New York, N.Y.

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31 years ago, Reggae Dub Poet Mikey Smith was stoned to death in Stony Hill, Jamaica. (1983)
Michael Smith was born September 14, 1954 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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30 years ago, Bluesman Hammie Nixon died in Jackson, Tennessee. He was 76 years old. (1984)
Hammie Nickerson was born January 22, 1908 in Brownsville, Tennessee.

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25 years ago, Jazz Musician Rafael Garrett died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 57 years old. (1989)
Donald Rafael Garrett was born February 28, 1932 in El Dorado, Arkansas.

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24 years ago, Singer Pearl Bailey died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was 72 years old. (1990)
She was born March 29, 1918 in Newport News, Virginia.

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21 years ago, Singer Johnny Sayles died in Hazel Crest, Illinois. He was 56 years old. (1993)
He was born February 9, 1937 in Winnsboro, Texas.

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19 years ago, Guitarist/Organist Wild Bill Davis died in Moorestown, New Jersey. He was 76 years old. (1995)
William Davis was born November 24, 1918 in Glasgow, Missouri.

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13 years ago, Singer Betty Everett died in Beloit, Wisconsin. She was 61 years old. (2001)
She was born November 23, 1939 in Greenwood, Mississippi.

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13 years ago, Saxophonist Flip Phillips died in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was 86 years old. (2001)
Joseph Edward Filipelli was born February 26, 1915 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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11 years ago, Keyboardist Steve Miller died in Cocoa Beach, Florida. He was 60 years old. (2003)
Stephen Alan Miller was born November 8, 1942 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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2 years ago, Keyboards Player Lou Martin died in Bournemouth, England. He was 63 years old. (2012)
Louis Martin was born August 12, 1949 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


August 16


126 years ago, Violinist Armand J. Piron was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1888)
He died February 17, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 55 years old.

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99 years ago, Singer Albert George Hibbler was born in Tyro, Mississippi. (1915)
Al Hibbler died April 24, 2001 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 85 years old.

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99 years ago, Bluesman Melvin Jackson was born Dallas, Texas. (1915)
Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson died May 30, 1976 in Tyler, Texas. He was 60 years old.

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99 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Rosie Ledford of The Coon Creek Girls was born in Pilot, Kentucky. (1915)
She died July 24, 1976 in Fayette County, Kentucky. She was 60 years old.

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95 years ago, Cajun Fiddler Chuck Guillory was born in Mamou, Louisiana. (1919)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chuck!

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94 years ago, Writer Heinrich Karl Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany. (1920)
Charles Bukowski died March 9, 1994 in San Pedro, California. He was 73 years old.

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92 years ago, Pianist/Arranger Ernie Freeman was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1922)
He died of a heart attack May 15, 1981 in Beverly Hills, California. He was 58 years old.

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91 years ago, Bluesman Eddie Kirkland was born in Jamaica. (1923)
He died February 27, 2011 in a Tampa, Florida auto accident. He was 87 years old.

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89 years ago, Blues Singer Edna Hicks burned to death in her Chicago, Illinois home. She was 29 years old. (1925)
She was born October 25, 1895 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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88 years ago, Pianist Malcolm Earl Waldron was born in New York, N.Y. (1926)
Mal Waldron died in Belgium December 2, 2002 of complications caused by cancer. He was 77 years old.

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86 years ago, Singer Edith Gormezano was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1928)
Eydie Gormé died August 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was 84 years old.

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86 years ago, Jazz Pianist Carl Perkins was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. (1928)
He died March 17, 1958 in Los Angeles, California. He was 29 years old.

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85 years ago, Innovative Pianist William John Evans was born in Plainfield, N.J. (1929)
Bill Evans died of bronchial pneumonia September 15, 1980 in New York, N.Y. He was 51 years old.

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84 years ago, Fiddler G.B. Grayson died in Abingdon, Virginia. He was 42 years old. (1930)
Gilliam Banmon Grayson was born November 11, 1887 in Ashe County, North Carolina.

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80 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Durwood Haddock was born in Lamasco, Texas. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Durwood!

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79 years ago, Rocker Bobby Mitchell was born in Algiers, Louisiana. (1935)
He died March 17, 1989 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 53 years old.

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78 years ago, Keyboardist Duke Jethro was born in Meridian, Mississippi. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Duke!

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76 years ago, Legendary Bluesman Robert Johnson died, allegedly after being poisoned by a jealous husband in Greenwood, Mississippi. He was 27 years old. (1938)
He was born May 8, 1911 in Hazelhurst, Mississippi.

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75 years ago, Pianist Joe Sealy was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe!

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75 years ago, Country Musician Billy Joe Shaver was born in Corsicana, Texas. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Joe!

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75 years ago, Blues DJ Pervis Spann was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pervis!

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74 years ago, Singer Thomas Harvey Bonniwell was born in San Jose, California. (1940)
Sean Bonniwell died December 20, 2012 in Visalia, California. He was 71 years old.

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72 years ago, Singer Barbara George was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara!

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72 years ago, Singer Robert "Squirrel" Lester was born in McComb, Mississippi. (1942)
He died January 21, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 68 years old.

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71 years ago, "The Voice With A Tear" Alton James Hulin was born in St. Martinville, Louisiana. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to T.K. Hulin!

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70 years ago, Rocker Kevin Ayers was born in Herne Bay, Kent, England. (1944)
He died February 18, 2013 in Montolieu, France. He was 68 years old.

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68 years ago, Singer Annie Chancel was born in Paris, France. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sheila!

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68 years ago, Singer Mamie Smith died in New York, N.Y. She was 63 years old. (1946)
She was born May 26, 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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66 years ago, "The Sultan Of Swat" Babe Ruth died in New York, N.Y. He was 53 years old. (1948)
George Herman Ruth, Jr. was born February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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65 years ago, Drummer Scott Asheton was born in Washington, D.C. (1949)
He died March 15, 2014. He was 64 years old.

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65 years ago, Singer/Guitarist William "Sputnik" Spooner was born in Phoenix, Arizona. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Spooner!

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64 years ago, Joey Spampinato of NRBQ was born in New York, N.Y. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joey!

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64 years ago, Drummer Alvin Queen was born in New York, N.Y. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alvin!

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63 years ago, Bluesman Eric Bibb was born in New York, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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61 years ago, Singer James "J.T." Taylor of Kool and the Gang was born in Morristown, New Jersey. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to "J.T."!

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58 years ago, Actor Bela Lugosi died in Los Angeles, California. He was 73 years old. (1956)
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó was born October 20, 1882 in Lugos, Transylvania, Austria-Hungary.

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57 years ago, Guitarist Timothy William Farriss was born in Perth, Australia. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim Farriss!

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56 years ago, Pop Diva Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was born in Bay City, Michigan. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Madonna!

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55 years ago, Drummer Cecil Brooks III was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cecil!

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55 years ago, Saxophonist Ellery Eskelin was born in Wichita. Kansas. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ellery!

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47 years ago, Singer/Actor Donovan Jerome Leitch, Jr. was born in England. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Donovan Leitch, Jr.!

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42 years ago, Dixie Chick Emily Burns Robison was born in Pittsfield, Massachussetts. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Emily Robison!

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37 years ago, The "King of Rock and Roll" Elvis Presley died while sitting on his throne in Graceland. He was 42 years old. (1977)
Elvis Aaron Presley was born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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34 years ago, Vanessa Lee Carlton was born in Milford, Pennsylvania. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vanessa Carlton!

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28 years ago, Country Singer Ashton Delilah Shepherd was born in Coffeeville, Alabama. (1986)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ashton Shepherd!

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19 years ago, Singer Bobby DeBarge died in Mansfield, Ohio. He was 39 years old. (1995)
Robert Louis DeBarge was born March 5, 1956 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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12 years ago, Bluegrass Musician Ola Belle Reed died in North Carolina. She was 85 years old. (2002)
Ola Wave Campbell was born August 17, 1918 in Grassy Creek, Ashe County, North Carolina.

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10 years ago, The Father of Tejano Music, Isidro Lopez died in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was 75 years old. (2004)
He was born May 17, 1929 in Bishop, Texas.

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9 years ago, "The Father of Hillbilly Jazz" Vassar Clements died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 77 years old. (2005)
He was born April 25, 1928 in Kinard, South Carolina.

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7 years ago, Drummer Max Roach died in New York, N.Y. He was 83 years old. (2007)
He was born January 10, 1924 in New Land, North Carolina.

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6 years ago, "The Grandfather Of Bossa Nova" Dorival Caymmi died in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was 94 years old. (2008)
He was born April 30, 1914 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.


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