January 21


96 years ago, Folk Musician Bess Lomax Hawes was born in Austin, Texas. (1921)
Bess Hawes died November 27, 2009 in Portland, Oregon. She was 88 years old.

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88 years ago, Singer Bibi Johns was born in Arboga, Sweden. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bibi!

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81 years ago, Pianist Erwin Helfer was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Erwin!

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80 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Ford Eaglin, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1937)
Snooks Eaglin died February 18, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 72 years old.

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79 years ago, Legendary Disc Jockey Robert Weston Smith was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1938)
Wolfman Jack died July 1, 1995 in Belvidere, North Carolina. He was 57 years old.

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76 years ago, Folk Singer Richard Pierce Havens was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1941)
Richie Havens died April 22, 2013 in New Jersey. He was 72 years old.

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Curtis and Clarence Butler

75 years ago, Bluesmen Curtis and Clarence Butler were born in Florence, Alabama. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Curtis!
Clarence died of a heart attack December 22, 2003 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 61 years old.

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75 years ago, Pop Singer Scott Davis was born in Lubbock, Texas. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mac Davis!

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75 years ago, Soul Singer Charles Hatcher was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1942)
Edwin Starr died of a heart attack April 2, 2003 in Nottingham, England. He was 61 years old.

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74 years ago, Bluesman Bnois King was born in Monroe, Louisiana. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bnois!

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73 years ago, Singer Clive Robin Sarstedt was born in Delhi, India. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clive Sarstedt!

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Reg Presley, Chris Britton, Ronnie Bond and Peter Staples

72 years ago, Guitarist Charles Christopher Britton of The Troggs was born in Watford, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Britton!

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72 years ago, Guitarist David Frederick Wright of The Troggs was born in Winchester, Hampshire, England. (1945)
David Wright died October 10, 2008 in Winchester, Hampshire, England. He was 63 years old.

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72 years ago, Saxophonist Steve Potts was born in Columbus, Ohio. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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72 years ago, Keyboardist Kristian Wladimir Schultze was born in Frankfurt, Germany. (1945)
Kristian Schultze died November 22, 2011 in Bavaria, Germany. He was 66 years old.

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70 years ago, Guitarist Julian Frederick Gordon Hastings was born in Tamnavoulin, Banffshire, Scotland. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pye Hastings!

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70 years ago, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Singer Jim Ibbotson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim!

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69 years ago, Blues Singer Zora Young was born in West Point, Mississippi. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Zora!

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68 years ago, Trombonist Shigeharu Mukai was born in Nagoya, Japan. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shigeharu!

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67 years ago, Pop Singer Leslie Charles was born in Trinidad, West Indies. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Ocean!

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67 years ago, Guitarist Richie Ranno was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richie!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Peter Blue was born in Hagen, Germany. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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61 years ago, Drummer Bob Brill was born in New York, N.Y. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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54 years ago, Bassist Kenneth Kinsey of the Kinsey Report was born in Gary, Indiana. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenneth!

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52 years ago, Bassist Cordell Miller Crockett was born in Alameda County, California. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cordell Crockett!

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52 years ago, DJ Jason Mizell was born in Queens, N.Y. (1965)
Jam Master Jay was murdered October 30, 2002 in a Jamaica, Queens, N.Y. studio. He was 37 years old.

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45 years ago, Charlyn Marie Marshall was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cat Power!

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41 years ago, Guitarist Slava Grigoryan was born in Kazakhstan. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Slava!

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38 years ago, Singer Tamir Mateen Raheem Hameed Ruffin was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nokio!

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36 years ago, Saxophonist Russell Procope died in New York, N.Y. He was 72 years old. (1981)
He was born August 11, 1908 in New York, N.Y.

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34 years ago, Bassist Lamar Williams died in California. He was 34 years old. (1983)
He was born January 14, 1949 in Gulfport, Mississippi.

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33 years ago, Soul Singer Jackie Wilson died in Mount Holly, New Jersey. He was 49 years old. (1984)
Jack Leroy Wilson was born June 9, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan.

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28 years ago, Pianist Billy Tipton died in Spokane, Washington. He was 74 years old. (1989)
Dorothy Lucille Tipton was born December 29, 1914 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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25 years ago, Bluesman Champion Jack Dupree died in Hanover, Germany. He was 82 years old. (1992)
William Dupree was born July 23, 1909 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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20 years ago, Promoter "Colonel" Tom Parker died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 87 years old. (1997)
Andreas Cornelius van Kuijk was born June 26, 1909 in Breda, Netherlands.

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18 years ago, Blues Singer/Pianist Charles Brown died in Oakland, California. He was 76 years old. (1999)
He was born September 13, 1922 in Texas City, Texas.

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15 years ago, Singer Peggy Lee died of a heart attack in Bel Air, California. (2002)
Norma Jean Engstrom was born May 26, 1920 in Jamestown, Maryland.

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12 years ago, Singer Solomon King died in Norman, Oklahoma. He was 75 years old. (2005)
Allen P. Levy was born August 13, 1930 in Lexington, Kentucky.

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11 years ago, Singer/Autoharpist Janette Carter died in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was 82 years old. (2006)
She was born July 2, 1923 in Maces Springs, Virginia.

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11 years ago, Bassist Luther Rabb died in Los Angeles, California. He was 64 years old. (2006)
He was born September 7, 1942 in Seattle, Washington.

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7 years ago, Singer Robert "Squirrel" Lester died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 68 years old. (2010)
He was born August 16, 1942 in McComb, Mississippi.

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Totico and Carlos "Patato" Valdez

6 years ago, Percussionist Totico died in New York, N.Y. He was 76 years old. (2011)
Eugenio Arango was born June 2, 1934 in Havana, Cuba.


January 20


129 years ago, Blues Singer Huddie Ledbetter was born in Mooringsport, Louisiana. (1888)
Leadbelly died December 6, 1949 in New York, N.Y. He was 61 years old.

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126 years ago, King Kalakaua died of a stroke in San Francisco, California. He was 54 years old. (1891)
The "Merrie Monarch" was born November 16, 1836 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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99 years ago, The "King of Space Age Pop" Juan Garcia Esquivel Tampico was born in Pamaulipas, Mexico. (1918)
Esquivel died January 2, 2002 in Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico.He was 83 years old.

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98 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Lucille Dumont was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1919)
She died July 29, 2016 in Quebec, Canada. She was 97 years old.

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96 years ago, Singer Connie Haines was born in Savannah, Georgia. (1921)
She died September 21, 2008 in Clearwater, Florida. She was 87 years old.

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95 years ago, Trumpeter Ray Anthony was born in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania. (1922)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray!

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95 years ago, Bluesman Piney Brown was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1922)
He died February 5, 2009 in Dayton, Ohio. He was 87 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer Nora Brockstedt was born in Oslo, Norway. (1923)
She died November 5, 2015 in Oslo, Norway. She was 92 years old.

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93 years ago,"America's Favorite Folksinger" Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr. was born in Tampa, Florida. (1924)
Slim Whitman died June 19, 2013 in Orange Park, Florida. He was 89 years old.

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88 years ago, Drummer Wilbur James Cobb was born in Washington, D.C. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy Cobb!

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88 years ago, Synth Pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey was born in Paris, France. (1929)
He died November 4, 2016 in Morges Switzerland. He was 87 years old.

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85 years ago, Pianist Hachidai Nakamura was born in Tsingtao, China. (1931)
He died June 10, 1992 in Japan. He was 61 years old.

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85 years ago, Singer Carlton Coleman was born in Tampa, Florida. (1932)
King Coleman died September 11, 2010 in Miami, Florida. He was 78 years old.

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84 years ago, Pianist/OrganistVocalist Earl Grant was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (1933)
He was killed June 11, 1970 in a Lordsburg, New Mexico car crash. He was 39 years old..

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81 years ago, Blues Singer/Guitarist Luther Tucker was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1936)
He died June 18, 1993 in Greenbrae, California. He was 57 years old.

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80 years ago, Saxophonist Erskine Oglesby was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Erskine!

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76 years ago, Singer Pierre Lalonde was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1941)
He died June 21, 2016 in Hudson, Canada. He was 75 years old.

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76 years ago, Bassist Giovanni Tommaso was born in Lucca, Italy. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Giovanni!

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74 years ago, Trumpeter Valery Ponomarev was born in Moscow, Russia. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Valery!

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73 years ago, Bassist Charles Louis Domanico was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1944)
Chuck Domanico died October 17, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old.

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73 years ago, Trumpeter Lewis Michael Soloff was born in New York, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lew Soloff!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Eric Michael Stewart was born in Droylsden, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric Stewart!

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Jim Messina, Randy Meisner, George Grantham, Richie Furay and Rusty Young

70 years ago, Drummer George Grantham was born. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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69 years ago, Drummer Melvyn Paul Pritchard of Barclay James Harvest was born in Oldham, England. (1948)
Mel Pritchard died of a heart attack January 28th, 2004 in Oldham, England. He was 56 years old.

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65 years ago, Singer/Guitarist John Campbell was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. (1952)
He died of a heart attack June 13, 1993. He was 41 years old.

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65 years ago, Singer Ann Savoy was born in Richmond, Virginia. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ann!

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60 years ago, Guy Manning was born in Leeds, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Guy!

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60 years ago, Saxophonist Andy Sheppard was born in Warminster, Wilshire, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Andy!

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60 years ago, Saxophonist Dean Benedetti died in Torre del Lago, Italy. He was 34 years old. (1957)
He was born June 28, 1922 in California.

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58 years ago, Pianist Antoine Herve was born in Paris, France. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Antoine!

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57 years ago, Bassist Jeff Andrews was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeff!

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57 years ago, Drummer Jeff Watts was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Tain"!

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52 years ago, Bassist Gregory David Kriesel was born in Glendale, California. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Greg K.!

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52 years ago, John Michael Montgomery was born in Danville, Kentucky. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Michael!

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52 years ago, Rock&Roll DeeJay Alan Freed died in Palm Springs, California. He was 42 years old. (1965)
He was born December 15, 1922 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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51 years ago, Bassist James Genus was born in Hampton, Virginia. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to James!

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51 years ago, Guitarist Tracy Richard Irving Ulrich was born in Los Angeles, California. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tracii Guns!

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47 years ago, Edwin McCain was born in Greenville, South Carolina. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Edwin!

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46 years ago, Drummer Ahmir Khalib Thompson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to ?uestlove!

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46 years ago, Drummer Robert Gregory Bourdon was born in Calabasas, California. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rob Bourdon!

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38 years ago, Singer José James was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to José!

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37 years ago, Guitarist Matthew Tuck was born in Bridgend, South Wales. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt Tuck!

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28 years ago, Pianist Whistlin' Alex Moore died in Dallas, Texas. He was 89 years old. (1989)
He was born November 22, 1899 in Dallas, Texas.

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26 years ago, Keyboardist Stan Szelest died of a heart attack in Woodstock, N.Y. He was 48 years old. (1991)
He was born February 11, 1943 in Buffalo, N.Y.

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21 years ago, Blues Singer/Guitarist Buster Benton died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 63 years old. (1996)
He was born July 19, 1932 in Texarkana, Arkansas.

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21 years ago, Saxophonist Gerry Mulligan died in Darien, Connecticut. He was 68 years old. (1996)
Gerald Joseph Mulligan was born April 6, 1927 in New York, N.Y.

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Billy J. Kramer, Mike Maxfield (guitar), Tony Bookbinder (drums), Robin MacDonald (guitar) and Ray Jones (bass)

17 years ago, Bassist Ray Jones died in England. He was 60 years old. (2000)
He was born October 22, 1939 in Oldham, Lancashire, England.

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16 years ago, Bassist Nico Assumpçâo died in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was 56 years old. (2001)
Antônio Alvaro Assumpçâo Neto was born August 13, 1954 in Sâo Paulo, Brasil.

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15 years ago, Bluesman John Jackson died of liver cancer in Fairfax Station, Virginia. He was 77 years old. (2002)
John H. Jackson was born February 25, 1924 in Woodville, Virginia.

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David Miner, Jerry Slick, Grace Slick, Bard DuPont and Darby Slick

12 years ago, Bassist Bard Dupont died in San Francisco, California. He was 64 years old. (2005)
He was the original bass player for the Great Society.

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8 years ago, Saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman died in Kingston, N.Y. He was 75 years old. (2009)
He was born February 24, 1933 in Corsicana, Texas.

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5 years ago, Keyboardist Larry Butler died in Pensacola, Florida. He was 69 years old. (2012)
He was born March 26, 1942 in Pensacola, Florida.

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5 years ago, Singer Etta James died in Los Angeles, California. She was 73 years old. (2012)
Jamesetta Hawkins was born January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles, California.

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John Levy and Jimmy Jones

5 years ago, Bassist John Levy died in Altadena, California. He was 99 years old. (2012)
He was born April 11, 1912 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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2 years ago, Big Chief Bo Dollis of The Wild Magnolias died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 71 years old. (2015)
Theodore Emile Dollis was born January 14, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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2 years ago, Musician Edgar Froese died in Vienna, Austria. He was 70 years old. (2015)
Edgar Willlmar Froese was born June 6, 1944 in Tilsit, Eastern Prussia.

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2 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Rose Marie McCoy died in Urbana, Illinois. She was 92 years old. (2015)
Rose Marie Hinton was born April 19, 1922 in Oneida, Arkansas.


January 19


208 years ago, Writer Edgar Allen Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1809)
He died October 7, 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 40 years old.

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113 years ago, Cajun Fiddler Leo Soileau was born in Ville Platte, Louisiana. (1904)
He died August 2, 1980 in Ville Platte, Louisiana. He was 76 years old.

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112 years ago, Carl Lee Moore was born in Paragould, Arkansas. (1905)
Carl "The Squeakin' Deacon" Moore died February 12, 1985 in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old.

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111 years ago, Lancelot Patrick Ross was born in Seattle, Washington. (1906)
Lanny Ross died April 25, 1988 in New York, N.Y. He was 82 years old.

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100 years ago, Broadway Singer/Actor John Emmett Raitt (father of Bonnie Raitt) was born in Santa Ana, California. (1917)
John Raitt died at home February 20, 2005 in Pacific Palisades, California. He was 88 years old.

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98 years ago, Singer Raymond Eberle was born in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. (1919)
Ray Eberle died August 25, 1979 in Douglasville, Georgia. He was 60 years old.

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92 years ago, Blues Pianist Henry Gray was born in Kenner, Louisiana. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Henry!

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90 years ago, Saxophonist Frank Anthony Monterose, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1927)
J.R. Monterose died September 16, 1993 in Utica, N.Y. He was 66 years old.

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87 years ago, Actress Nathalie Kay Hedren was born in New Ulm, Minnesota. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tippi Hedren!

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87 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Milt Trenier was born in Mobile, Alabama. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Milt!

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86 years ago, Pianist Horace Louis Parlan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Horace Parlan!

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82 years ago, Australian Rock & Roll Legend Johnny O'Keefe was born in Sydney, Australia. (1935)
He died October 6, 1978 in Sydney, Australia. He was 42 years old.

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82 years ago, Rock Chemist Augustus Owsley Stanley III was born in Kentucky. (1935)
He died in an Australian car accident March 13, 2011. He was 76 years old.

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81 years ago, Pianist Hod O'Brien was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1936)
He died November 20, 2016 in Lake Monticello, Virginia. He was 80 years old.

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81 years ago, Drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith was born in Helena, Arkansas. (1936)
He died September 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 75 years old.

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80 years ago, Songwriter Ian Ralph Samwell was born in Lambeth, London, England. (1937)
Ian Samwell died April 13, 2003 in Sacramento, California. He was 66 years old.

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80 years ago, Trombonist Phillips Elder Wilson, Jr. was born in Belmont, Massachussetts. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Phil Wilson!

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Carla Bley, Mike Mantler, Sam T. Brown, Perry Robinson, Paul Motian, Roswell Rudd, Bob Northern, Gato Barbieri, Andrew Cyrille, Howard Johnson, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Don Cherry in front

78 years ago, Guitarist Samuel T. Brown was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1939)
Sam T. Brown died December 28, 1977 in Bloomington, Indiana. He was 38 years old.

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Don and Phil Everly

78 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1939)
Phil died January 3, 2014 in Burbank, California. He was 74 years old.

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76 years ago, Drummer/Vocalist Joseph Campbell Butler was born in in Long Island, N. Y. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe Butler!

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74 years ago, Singer Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas. (1943)
She died of a heroin overdose October 4, 1970 at the Landmark Hotel in Los Angeles, California. She was 27 years old.

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74 years ago, Reeds Player Ray Pizzi was born in Everett, Massachussetts. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ray!

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73 years ago, Singer/Actress Shelley Fabares was born in Santa Monica, California. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shelley!

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73 years ago, Singer Laurie London was born in Bethnal Green, East London, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Laurie!

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71 years ago, Singer Dolly Parton was born in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dolly!

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70 years ago, Singer Roderic Evans was born in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rod Evans!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Harvey Hinsley was born in Northampton, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harvey!

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68 years ago, Singer Robert Alan Palmer was born in Batley, England. (1949)
Robert Palmer died September 26, 2003 in Paris, France. He was 54 years old.

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65 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Dewey Bunnell was born in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dewey!

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64 years ago, Drummer Desi Arnaz, Jr. of Ricci, Desi and Billy was born in Los Angeles, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Desi, Jr.!

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62 years ago, Keyboardist Tony Mansfield was born in London, England. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony!

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60 years ago, Keyboardist Michael Virtue of UB40 was born in Birmingham, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mickey Virtue!

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58 years ago, Bassist Jeffrey Steven Pilson was born in Lake Forest, Illinois. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeff Pilson!

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54 years ago, Singer Caron Wheeler was born in Acton, London, England. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Caron!

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53 years ago, Singer Edgar R. Arjona Morales was born in Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ricardo Arjona!

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51 years ago, Singer Maria Magdalena Filipsson was born in Vetlanda, Sweden. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lena Philipsson!

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Whitfield Crane and Slash

49 years ago, Singer William Whitfield Crane IV was born in Palo Alto, California. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Whitfield Crane!

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48 years ago, Singer Lloyd Lorenz Smith was born in Florence, South Carolina. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Trey Lorenz!

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46 years ago, Guitarist John Keith Wozniak was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Wozniak!

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42 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Noah Andrew Georgeson was born in Nevada City, California. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Noah Georgeson!

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40 years ago, Singer Denisse Lillian Laval Soza was born in Chile. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nicole!

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38 years ago, Rapper Curtis Williams was born in Compton, California. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Spider Loc!

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37 years ago, Singer Kotoko was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kotoko!

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34 years ago, Singer Utada Hikaru was born in New York, N.Y. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Utada Hikaru!

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34 years ago, Arranger Don Costa died in New York, N.Y. He was 57 years old. (1983)
He was born June 10, 1925 in Boston, Massachussetts.

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33 years ago, Comedian Rap Reiplinger died of a cocaine overdose in Maunawili, Hawaii. He was 33 years old. (1984)
James Kawika Piimauna Reiplinger was born July 16, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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32 years ago, Singer Rika Ishikawa was born in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rika!

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19 years ago, Rockabilly Star Carl Perkins died of cancer in Jackson, Tennessee. He was 65 years old. (1998)
Carl Lee Perkins was born April 9, 1932 in Tiptonville, Tennessee.

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11 years ago, "The Wicked" Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack in Reston, Virginia. He was 64 years old. (2006)
He was born March 18, 1941 in Prattville, Alabama.

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10 years ago, "Papa" Denny Doherty died in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He was 66 years old. (2007)
Dennis Gerrard Stephen Doherty was born November 29, 1940 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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9 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Bengt Olsson died in Helsingborg, Sweden. He was 58 years old. (2008)
He was born during 1950 in Helsingborg, Sweden.

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9 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Andy Palacio died in Barranco, Belize. He was 47 years old. (2008)
He was born December 2, 1960 in Barranco, Belize.

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9 years ago, Singer/Songwriter John Stewart died in San Diego, California. He was 68 years old. (2008)
He was born September 5, 1939 in San Diego, California.

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7 years ago, Singer Kate McGarrigle of The McGarrigles died in Montreal, Canada. She was 63 years old. (2010)
She was born February 6, 1946 in St-Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada.

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5 years ago, Reggae Singer/Producer Winston Riley died in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 68 years old. (2012)
Winston Delano Riley was born May 14, 1943 in Denham Town, West Kingston, Jamaica.

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2 years ago, Guitarist Eddie Culpepper died in Waterloo, Iowa. He was 68 years old. (2015)
Edward L. Culpepper was born April 3, 1946 in Sallis, Mississippi.

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2 years ago, Singer Ward Swingle died in in Eastbourne, England. He was 87 years old. (2015)
Ward Lamar Swingle was born September 21, 1927 in Mobile, Alabama.

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2 years ago, Drummer Dallas Taylor died in Los Angeles, California. He was 66 years old. (2015)
Dallas Woodrow Taylor, Jr. was born April 7, 1948 in Dallas, Texas.


January 18


125 years ago, Comedian Norvell Hardy was born in Harlem, Georgia. (1892)
Oliver Hardy died August 7, 1957 in Los Angeles, California. He was 65 years old.

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95 years ago, Pianist Johnny Costa was born in Arnold, Pennsylvania. (1922)
He died October 11, 1996 in Pttsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was 74 years old.

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91 years ago, Prisonaires Singer Johnny Bragg was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1926)
He died August 31, 2004 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 78 years old.

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85 years ago, Singer Irene Kral was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1932)
She died of cancer August 15, 1978 in Encino, California. She was 46 years old.

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84 years ago, Soul Singer Vernon Garrett was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vernon!

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80 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Whaley Thomas Cartey was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1937)
Ric Cartey died August 5, 2009 in Palm Harbor, Florida. He was 72 years old.

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79 years ago, Pianist Hargus Robbins was born in Spring City, Tennessee. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hargus "Pig" Robbins!

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77 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Donald Winston Thompson was born in Powell River, Canada. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Thompson!

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76 years ago, Pop Singer Bobby Goldsboro was born in Marianna, Florida. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby!

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76 years ago, Singer David Ruffin of The Temptations was born in Meridian, Mississippi. (1941)
He died of an accidental drug overdose June 1, 1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 50 years old.

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75 years ago, Saxophonist Martin Fierro was born in Mexico. (1942)
He died March 13, 2008 in Marin County, California. He ws 66 years old.

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74 years ago, Keyboardist Dave Greenslade was born in Woking, Surrey, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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73 years ago, Drummer Al Foster was born in Richmond, Virginia. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Al!

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73 years ago, Drummer Larry Smith of "The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band" was born in Oxford, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Legs" Larry Smith!

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66 years ago, Saxophonist Steven Grossman was born in New York, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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65 years ago, Keyboardist Russell Ferrante was born in San Jose, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Russell!

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65 years ago, R. Stevie Moore was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to R. Stevie!

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65 years ago, Comedian Curly Howard of the Three Stooges died in San Gabriel, California. He was 48 years old. (1952)
Jerome Lester Horwitz was born October 22, 1903 in Brooklyn, New York.

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61 years ago, Thomas Alexander Bailey was born in Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom Bailey!

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61 years ago, George Mark Collie was born in Waynesboro, Tennessee. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark Collie!

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60 years ago, Saxophonist Roman Schwaller was born in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roman!

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57 years ago, Blues Performer Gladys Bentley died from flu complications in Los Angeles, California. She was 52 years old. (1960)
She was born August 12, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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56 years ago, Guitarist Bobby Broom was born in New York, N.Y. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby!

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54 years ago, Drummer Jojo Mayer was born in Zurich, Switzerland. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jojo!

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50 years ago, Saxophonist Peter Epstein was born in Eugene, Oregon. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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48 years ago, Guitarist Jim O'Rourke was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim!

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47 years ago, Hip Hop Artist David Marvin Blake was born in Compton, Los Angeles, California. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to DJ Quik!

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46 years ago, Vocalist Jonathan Howsmon Davis was born in Bakersfield, California. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jonathan Davis!

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44 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Luther Andrews Dickinson was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Luther Dickinson!

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43 years ago, Christian Anthony Burns was born in Wigan, England. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Christian Burns!

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37 years ago, Singer Estelle Fanta Swaray was born in Hammersmith, London, England. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Estelle!


36 years ago, Trumpeter Gordon Delamont died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was 62 years old. (1981)
He was born October 27, 1918 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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32 years ago, Rockabilly Star Werly Fairburn died of lung-cancer in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 60 years old. (1985)
Lewi Werly Fairburn was born November 27, 1924 near Folsom, Louisiana.

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31 years ago, Singer Maarja Kivi was born in Tallinn, Estonia. (1986)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maarja!

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31 years ago, Singer McKinley Mitchell died in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He was 51 years old. (1986)
He was born December 25, 1934 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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27 years ago, Singer Mel Appleby died in Westminster, England. She was 23 years old. (1990)
Melanie Susan Appleby was born July 11, 1966 in London, England.

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Virginia Verrill, Gale Gordon and Lucille Ball

18 years ago, Singer Virginia Verrill died in Raleigh, N.C. She was 82 years old. (1999)
She was born November 16, 1916 in Santa Monica, California.

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17 years ago. Bluesman Alfred "Snuff" Johnson died in Austin, Texas. He was 86 years old. (2000)
He was born August 10, 1913 in Cedar Creek, Texas.

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1 year ago, Guitarist/Singer Glenn Frey died in New York, N.Y. He was 67 years old. (2016)
He was born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan.


January 17


121 years ago, Banjo Player Harrison Franklin Reser was born in Piqua, Ohio. (1896)
Harry Reser died September 27, 1965 of a heart attack in the orchestra pit of Manhattan's Imperial Theatre. He was 69 years old.

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118 years ago, Alphonse Capone was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1899)
Al Capone died January 25, 1947 in Palm Island, Florida. He was 48 years old.

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112 years ago, Saxophonist Margaret "Peggy" Knechtges was born in Sioux City, Iowa. (1905)
Peggy Gilbert died February 12, 2007 in Burbank, California. She was 102 years old.

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107 years ago, Drummer Sidney Catlett was born in Evansville, Indiana. (1910)
Big Sid Catlett died of a heart attack March 25, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois.

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105 years ago, Pianist Robert Allen Zurke was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1912)
Bob Zurke died February 16, 1944 in Los Angeles, California. He was 32 years old.

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104 years ago, Saxophonist Vido William Musso was born in Carini, Italy. (1913)
Vido Musso died January 9, 1982 in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 68 years old.

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101 years ago, Pianist Joel S. Herron was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1916)
Joel Herron died January 30, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. He was 96 years old.

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97 years ago, Pianist George Joseph Hendleman was born in New York, N.Y. (1920)
George Handy died January 8, 1997 in Harris, N.Y. He was 6 years old.

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90 years ago, Eartha Kitt was born in North, South Carolina. (1927)
She died December 25, 2008 in New York, N.Y. She was 81 years old.

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88 years ago, Guitarist Grady Martin was born in Marshall County, Tennessee. (1929)
He died December 3, 2001 in Lewisburg, Tennessee. He was 72 years old.

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87 years ago,"The World's Greatest Accordionist" Dick Contino was born in Fresno, California. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dick Contino!

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83 years ago Pianist Cedar Anthony Walton, Jr. was born in Dallas, Texas. (1934)
Cedar Walton died August 19, 2013 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 79 years old.

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80 years ago, Guitarist Earl Thodore Dunbar was born in Port Arthur, Texas. (1937)
Ted Dunbar died of a stroke May 29, 1998 in New Brunswick, N.J. He was 61 years old.

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Paul, John, Ringo, George and Muhammad Ali

75 years ago, "The Greatest" Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1942)
Muhammad Ali died June 3, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.He was 74 years old.

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74 years ago, Saxophonist Billy R. Harper was born in Houston, Texas. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau Billy Harper!

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74 years ago, Singer Chris Montez was born in Los Angeles, California. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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73 years ago, Singer Françoise Madeleine Hardy was born in Paris, France. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Françoise Hardy!

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72 years ago, Singer William Hart of the Delfonics was born in Washington, D.C. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to William!

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71 years ago, Singer Frank Bey was born in Millen, Georgia. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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71 years ago, Guitarist Domenic Troiano was born January 17, 1946 in Modugno, Italy. (1946)
He died of cancer May 25, 2005 in Toronto, Canada. He was 59 years old.

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69 years ago, Guitarist Mick Taylor was born in Hereford, Hereford & Worcester, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mick!

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Annie Raines and Paul Rishell

67 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Paul Rishell was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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65 years ago, Pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ryuichi!

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64 years ago, Bassist Jeff Berlin was born in Long Island, N.Y. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeff!

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Sheila Hutchinson, Wanda Hutchinson and Pamela Hutchinson

64 years ago, Singer Sheila Hutchinson was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sheila!

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64 years ago, Guitarist Carlos Johnson was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carlos!

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63 years ago, Singer Cheryl Bentyne was born in Mt. Vernon, Washington. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cheryl!

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62 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Steve Earle was born in Fort Monroe, Virginia. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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61 years ago, Pop Singer Paul Antony Young was born in Luton, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul Young!

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59 years ago, Drummer Jeremy Strode was born in London. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jez Strode!

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58 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Susannah Hoffs of the The Bangles was born in Newport Beach, California. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Susannah!

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58 years ago, Singer Momoe Yamaguchi was born in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Momoe!

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55 years ago, Ariane Daniele Forster was born in Munich, Germany. (1962)
Ari Up died October 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. She was 48 years old.

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54 years ago, Pianist Cyrus Chestnut was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cyrus!

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54 years ago, Guitarist Kai Michael Hansen was born in Hamburg, West Germany. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kai Hansen!

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52 years ago, Trumpeter Issei Igarashi was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Issei!

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52 years ago, Cajun Musician Joseph Robichaux died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 64 years old. (1965)
He was born March 8, 1900 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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51 years ago, Reggae Star Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon was born in Sturgetown, Jamaica. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shabba Ranks!

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51 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Eugenia Gail Kight was born in Dublin, Georgia. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to E.G. Kight!

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50 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Richard Willis Hawley was born in Sheffield, England. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard Hawley!

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47 years ago, Soul Singer Billy Stewart died when his car crashed into the Neuse River in North Carolina. He was 32 years old. (1970)
He was born March 24, 1937 in Washington, D.C.

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46 years ago, Robert James Ritchie was born in Romeo, Michigan. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kid Rock!

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42 years ago, Bassist Thomas Russell Jenkinson was born in Chelmsford, Essex, England. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Squarepusher!

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35 years ago, Singer Amanda Nichole Wilkinson was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Amanda Wilkinson!

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35 years ago, Pianist Tommy Tucker died of tetrachloride poisoning while working on his floors in Newark, N.J. He was 51 years old. (1982)
Robert Higginbotham was born March 5, 1933 in Springfield, Ohio.

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32 years ago, Singer Simone Johanna Maria Simons was born in Hoensbroek, Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Simone Simons!

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32 years ago, Singer Riyu Kosaka was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Riyu!

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Jimmy Deberry And Walter Horton

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

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28 years ago, Saxophonist Ray Herbeck died in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 88 years old. (1989)
He was born November 27, 1910 in Los Angeles, Califronia.

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25 years ago, Saxophonist Charlie Ventura died of lung cancer in Pleasantville, N.J. He was 85 years old. (1992)
Charles Venturo was born December 2, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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23 years ago, Bandleader Noël Chiboust died in France. He was 84 years old. (1994)
He was born October 14, 1909 in Thorigny-sur-Marne, France.

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23 years ago, Saxophonist Grady "Fats" Jackson died in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 67 years old. (1994)
He was born November 22, 1927 in Asheville, N.C.

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Sam Burckhardt, Robert Covington, Sunnyland Slim, Steve Freund and Bob Stroger

21 years ago, Drummer Robert Covington died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 54 years old. (1996)
He was born December 13, 1941 in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

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19 years ago, Bluesman Junior Kimbrough died of a heart attack in Holly Springs, Mississippi. (1998)
David Kimbrough was born July 28, 1930 in Hudsonville, Mississippi.

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19 years ago, Bassist Cliffie Stone died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old. (1998)
Clifford Gilpin Snyder was born March 1, 1917 in Burbank, California.

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16 years ago, Saxophonist Norris Turney died in Kettering, Ohio. He was 79 years old. (2001)
He was born September 8, 1921 in Wilmington, Ohio.

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14 years ago, Bluegrass/Country singer Hylo Brown died in Mechanicsville, Ohio. He was 80 years old. (2003)
Frank Brown was born April 20, 1922 in River, Kentucky.

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5 years ago, Musician Johnny Otis died in Los Angeles, California. He was 90 years old. (2012)
Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes was born December 28, 1921 in Vallejo, California.

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3 years ago, Bluesman Chicago Bob Nelson died in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 69 years old. (2013)
Robert Lee Nelson was born July 4, 1944 in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

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1 year ago, Trumpeter Mic Gillette died in California. He was 64 years old. (2016)
He was born May 7, 1951 in California.

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1 year ago, Drummer Buffin died in England. He was 67 years old. (2016)
Terence Dale Griffin was born October 24, 1948 in Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire, England.

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1 year ago, Singer/Songwriter/Producer Blowfly died in Florida. He was 76 years old. (2016)
Clarence Reid was born February 14, 1939 in Cochran, Georgia.


January 16


121 years ago, Bluesman Robert Timothy Wilkins was born in Hernando, Mississippi. (1896)
Robert Wilkins died May 26, 1987 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 91 years old.

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108 years ago, Singer/Actress Ethel Agnes Zimmermann was born in New York, N.Y. (1909)
Ethel Merman died February 15, 1984 on New York, N.Y. She was 85 years old.

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103 years ago, Bluesman Eugene Moss was born in Jewel, Georgia. (1914)
Buddy Moss died October 19, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 70 years old.

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Xavier Cugat and Lina Romay

96 years ago, Singer/Actress Maria Elena Romay was born in Los Angeles, California. (1921)
Lina Romay died December 17, 2010 in Pasadena, California. She was 91 years old.

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94 years ago, Guitarist Roy Howard Lanham was born in Corbin, Kentucky. (1923)
Roy Lanham died February 14, 1991. He was 68 years old.

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89 years ago, Bluesman Edward Lamonte Franklin was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. (1928)
"Guitar Pete" Franklin died July 31, 1975 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 47 years old.

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87 years ago, Saxophonist Spike Robinson was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (1930)
He died October 29, 2001 in Writtle, England. He was 71 years old.

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Matt Murphy, Billy Stepney and Sonny Boy Williamson II

87 years ago, Drummer Bill Stepney was born in Grenada, Mississippi. (1930)
He apparently died during 1968.

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85 years ago, Bluesman Lester Davenport was born in Tchula, Mississippi. (1932)
Mad Dog died March 17, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 77 years old.

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85 years ago, "The Inventor of the Steel Guitar" Joseph Kekuku died in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 58 years old. (1932)
He was born during 1874 in La'ie, Hawaii.

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Bob Bogle, Don Wilson, Leon Taylor and Gerry McGee

83 years ago, Guitarist Bob Bogle of the Ventures was born in Portland, Oregon. (1934)
He died June 14, 2009 in Tacoma, Washington. He was 75 years old.

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82 years ago, "Chicago's Jazz Lady" Geraldine de Haas was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Geraldine!

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78 years ago, Rockabilly Singer/Guitarist Mac Curtis was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1939)
He died September 16, 2013 in Weatherford, Texas. He was 74 years old.

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Enrico Rava, Roswell Rudd, Aldo Romano and J. F. Jenny Clark

76 years ago, Drummer Aldo Romano was born in Belluno, Italy. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Aldo!

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Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Lal Waterson and Mike Waterson

76 years ago, Singer Mike Waterson was born in Hull, East Of Riding, England. (1941)
He died June 22, 2011 in Hull, East Of Riding, England. He was 70 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Barbara Lynn Ozen was born in Beaumont, Texas. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara Lynn!

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73 years ago, Country Star Ronnie Milsap was born in Robbinsville, North Carolina. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ronnie!

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Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman and Wanda Young

73 years ago, Singer Katherine Elaine Anderson Schaffner was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Katherine Anderson!

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73 years ago, Country Star Jim Stafford was born in Eloise, Florida. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim!

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72 years ago, Bluesman Alan Blake Eliel was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Big Al Blake!

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70 years ago, Trumpeter Sonny Berman died of a heroin overdose in New York, N.Y. He was 22 years old. (1947)
Saul Berman was born April 21, 1925 in New Haven, Connecticut.

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70 years ago, Fate Marable died of pneumonia in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 58 years old. (1947)
He was born December 2, 1890 in Paducah, Kentucky.

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70 years ago, Sandy Pinkard of Pinkard & Bowden was born in Abbeville, Louisiana. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sandy!

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68 years ago, Banjoist Tony Trischka was born in Syracuse, N.Y. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony!

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67 years ago, Vocalist Kenji Suzuki was born in Japan. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Damo Suzuki!

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Back Row: King Davis, Carlos Ward, Bill Risbrook, Richard Thompson, David Nathan, Kashif Saleem, Jamal Rasool. Front Row: Dennis Rowe, Ace Adams (journalist) and Leslie Ming

66 years ago, Guitarist Richard Thompson was born in Fairfax, South Carolina. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard!

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62 years ago, Ragtime Pianist David Thomas Roberts was born in Moss Point, Mississippi. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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61 years ago, Trombonist Ulf Johansson was born in Uppsala, Sweden. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ulf!

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58 years ago, Singer Helen Folsade Adu was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sade!

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58 years ago, Steel Guitarist Corky Owens was born in Tyler, Texas. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Corky!

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58 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jill Sobule was born in Denver, Colorado. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jill!

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55 years ago, Singer Maxine Jones was born in Patterson, N.J. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maxine!

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55 years ago, Drummer Jan Koster was born in The Netherlands. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jan!

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55 years ago, Bassist Paul Douglas Webb was born in Essex, England. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul Webb!

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54 years ago, Saxophonist Ike Quebec died of lung cancer in New York, N.Y. He was 44 years old. (1963)
Ike Abrams Quebec was born August 17, 1918 in Newark, New Jersey.

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45 years ago, Actor/Songwriter David Seville died in Beverly Hills, California. He was 52 years old. (1972)
Ross Bagdasarian was born January 27, 1919 in Fresno, California.

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44 years ago, Gospel singer Clara Ward died in Los Angeles, California. She was 48 years old. (1973)
She was born August 21, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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43 years ago, Pianist Roy Bargy died in Vista, California. He was 79 years old. (1974)
Roy Fredrick Bargy was born July 31, 1894 in Newaygo, Michigan.

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40 years ago, Saxophonist Tom Archia died in Houston, Texas. He was 57 years old. (1977)
Ernest Alvin Archia, Jr. was born November 27, 1919 in Groveton, Texas.

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36 years ago, Guitarist Nick Valensi was born in New York, N.Y. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nick!

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26 years ago, Trumpeter Jabbo Smith died in New York, N.Y. He was 82 years old. (1991)
He was born December 24, 1908 in Pembroke, Georgia.

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22 years ago, Trumpeter Bill Dillard died in Manhattan, N.Y. He was 84 years old. (1995)
William Dillard was born July 20, 1911 in Pennsylvania.

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21 years ago, Keyboardist Richard Kermode died in Denver, Colorado. He was 49 years old. (1996)
He was born October 5, 1946 in Lovell, Wyoming.

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17 years ago, Pianist Gene Harris died while awaiting a kidney transplant in Boise, Idaho. He was 66 years old. (2000)
Eugene Harris was born September 1, 1933 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

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17 years ago, Singer Will Dub Jones died in Long Beach, California. He was 71 years old. (2000)
Will J. Jones was born May 14, 1928 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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16 years ago, Virginia O'Brien died in Woodland Hills, California. She was 81 years old. (2001)
Virginia Lee O'Brien was born April 18, 1919 in Los Angeles, California.

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Bert Ferguson, Leonard Seago, Johnny Reeves, Emil Hofner, Buck Wheeler and Adolph Hofner

15 years ago, Steel Guitarist Emil Hofner died in San Anronio, Texas. He was 83 years old. (2002)
He was born during 1918 in Moulton, Texas.

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Pookie Hudson and The Spaniels

10 years ago, Singer Thornton James "Pookie" Hudson died in Capitol Heights, Maryland. He was 72 years old. (2007)
He was born June 11, 1934 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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7 years ago, "Mr. Country" Carl Smith died in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 82 years old. (2010)
He was born March 15, 1927 in Maynardsville, Tennessee.

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7 years ago, Guitarist Jimmy Wyble died in Altadena, California. He was 87 years old. (2010)
James Otis Wyble was born January 25, 1922 in Port Arthur, Texas.

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5 years ago, R & B Singer Jimmy Castor died in Henderson, Nevada. He was 64 years old. (2012)
He was born June 23, 1947 in New York, N.Y.

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Gary Loizzo, Al Ciner, Charles Colbert, Jr. and Lee Graziano

1 year ago, Singer/Guitarist Gary Loizzo died in Orland Park, Illinois. He was 70 years old. (2016)
He was born August 16, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Drummer Charles "Bobo" Shaw died in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 69 years old. (2017)
He was born September 5, 1947 in Pope, Mississippi.

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William Onyeabor died in Enugu, Nigeria. He was 70 years old. (2017)
He was born March 29, 1946 in Enugu, Nigeria.


January 15


108 years ago, Drummer Eugene Bertram Krupa was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1909)
Gene Krupa died October 16, 1973 in Yonkers, N.Y. He was 64 years old.

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105 years ago, Composer/Arranger Kenyon Hopkins was born in Coffeyville, Kansas. (1912)
He died April 7, 1983 in Princeton, New Jersey. He was 71 years old.

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102 years ago, Musicoligist Alan Lomax was born in Austin, Texas. (1915)
He died July 19, 2002 in Safety Harbor, Florida. He was 87 years old.

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98 years ago, Guitarist Steven Philip Jordan was born in New York, N.Y. (1919)
Steve Jordan died September 13, 1993 in Alexandria, Virginia. He was 74 years old.

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95 years ago, Singer Thelma Carpenter was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1922)
She died May 15, 1997 in New York, N.Y. She was 75 years old.

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88 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1929)
He was assassinated April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39 years old.

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88 years ago, Zydeco Accordionist Ida Guillory was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Queen Ida!

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87 years ago, Blues Guitarist Earl Zebedee Hooker was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (1930)
Earl Hooker died of tuberculosis April 21, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 40 years old.

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86 years ago, Singer Albertha Jeanne Simmons was born in Ruleville, Mississippi. (1931)
Jeanne Carroll died August 9, 2011 in Brussells, Belgium. She was 80 years old.

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81 years ago, Blues Guitarist Eddie Langlois was born in Crescent City, Illinois. (1936) Eddie Lang died May 10, 1985 in Slidell, Louisiana. He was 40 years old.

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77 years ago, Bassist Nick Holt was born in Grenada, Mississippi. (1940)
He died June 22, 2009 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was 69 years old.

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Jerry Wexler, Bruce McCaskill and Roger Ball

76 years ago, Singer Bruce McCaskill was born in Liverpool, England. (1941)
He died December 24, 1993 in Los Angeles, California. He was 52 years old.

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76 years ago, Musician/Painter Don Van Vilet was born in Glendale, California. (1941)
Captain Beefheart died December 17, 2010 in San Francisco, California. He was 69 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer Edward Blivins was born in Macon, Georgia. (1942)
Sonny Blivins died December 5, 2014 in New Jersey. He was 72 years old.

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74 years ago, Alphonso ‘Fonce’ Mizell was born in Englewood, New Jersey. (1943)
He died July 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. He was 68 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer Joan Marie Johnson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1944)
She died October 2, 2016 in New Orleans,Louisiana. She was 72 years old.

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70 years ago, Trumpeter Baikida E. J. Carroll was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Baikida!

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69 years ago, Country Singer Jack Guthrie died of tuberculosis in Sacramento, California. He was 32 years old. (1948)
He was born November 13, 1915 in Olive, Oklahoma.

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69 years ago, Singer Ronald Wayne Van Zant was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1948)
Ronnie Van Zant died October 20, 1977 in an airplane crash outside of Gillsburg, Mississippi. He was 29 years old.

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67 years ago, Country Singer David Lynn Jones was born in Bexar, Arkansas. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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66 years ago, Singer/Guitarist/Actress Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza was born in Murcia, Spain. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charo!

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66 years ago, Singer Martha Davis was born in Berkeley, California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martha!

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65 years ago, Electronic Musician Boris Blank was born in Zürich, Switzerland. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Boris!

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65 years ago, Cellist Melvyn Gale was born in London, England. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martha!

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58 years ago, Bassist Peter Trewavas was born in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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54 years ago, Bassist Conrad Lant was born in Kensington, London, England. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cronos!

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53 years ago, Trombonist Jack Teagarden died of a heart attack in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 58 years old. (1964)
Weldon Leo Teagarden was born August 29, 1905 in Vernon, Texas.

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50 years ago, Singer Lisa Velez was born in New York, N.Y. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lisa Lisa!

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38 years ago, Rapper D'Juan Montrel Hart was born in Bankhead, Georgia. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Young Dro!

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37 years ago, Guitarist Christoffer Andersen was born in Telemark, Norway. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kid Andersen!

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36 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Howard Kern Day was born in Bangor, Maine. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Howie Day!

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24 years ago, Songwriter Sammy Cahn died in Los Angeles, California. He was 79 years old. (1993)
Samuel Cohen was born June 18, 1913 in New York, N.Y.

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23 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Harry Nilsson died of a heart attack in Agoura Hills, California. He was 52 years old. (1994)
He was born June 15, 1941 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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22 years ago, Singer Sollie McElroy died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 61 years old. (1995)
He was born July 16, 1933 in Gulfport, Mississippi.

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22 years ago, John "Vic" Willis (of The Willis Brothers) died in a car crash. He was 73 years old. (1995)
He was born May 31, 1922 in Colton, Oklahoma

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21 years ago, Orchestra Leader Les Baxter died in Newport Beach, California. He was 73 years old. (1996)
He was born March 14, 1922 in Mexia, Texas.

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19 years ago, Bluesman Junior Wells died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 63 years old. (1998)
Amos Blakemore, Jr. was born December 9, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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15 years ago, Country Musician Red River Dave died in San Antonio, Texas. He was 87 years old. (2002)
David McEnery was born December 15, 1914 in San Antonio, Texas.

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8 years ago, Saxophonist Leroy Cooper died in Orlando, Foridla. He was 80 years old. (2009)
He was born August 31, 1928 in Dallas, Texas.

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5 years ago, Guitarist Terry Dolan died in Novato, California. He was 68 years old. (2012)
He was born during 1943 in Connecticut.

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3 years ago, Guitarist Jeff Strahan died in Austin, Texas. He was 53 years old. (2014)
Jeffery V. Strahan was born April 4, 1960 in Beeville, Texas.

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2 years ago, Kim Fowley died in West Hollywood, California. He was 75 years old. (2015)
Kim Vincent Fowley was born July 21, 1939 in Los Angeles, California.

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1 year ago, Guitarist Pete Huttlinger died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 54 years old. (2016)
He was born June 22, 1961 in Washington, D.C.



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