August 23


117 years ago, Folk Singer/Songwriyer Malvina Milder was born in San Francisco, California. (1900)
She died March 17, 1978 in San Francisco, California. She was 77 years old.

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104 years ago, Singer George Robert Crosby was born in Spokane, Washington. (1913)
Bob Crosby died March 9, 1993 in La Jolla, California. He was 79 years old.

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Machito and Graciela

102 years ago, Singer Graciela Pérez Gutiérrez was born in Havana, Cuba. (1915)
Graciela died April 7, 2010 in New York, N.Y. She was 94 years old.

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100 years ago, Western Swing Performer Sol Williams was born in Ramsey, Illinois. (1917)
Tex Williams died of lung cancer October 11, 1985 in Newhall, California. He was 68 years old.

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93 years ago, Singer/Composer Sister Wynona Carr was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1924)
She died May 12, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was 51 years old.

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90 years ago, Pianist Martial Solal was born in Algiers, North Africa. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martial!

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85 years ago, Rockabilly Great Jack Earls was born in Woodbury, Tennessee. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jack!

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83 years ago, Trombonist Raul DeSouza was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Raul!

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81 years ago, Singer Rudy Lewis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1936)
He died of a suspected drug overdose May 20, 1964 in New York, N.Y. He was 27 years old.

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80 years ago, Guitarist James Clifford Dempsey was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1937)
Little Jimmy Dempsey died November 29, 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 60 years old.

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80 years ago, Drummer Jesse Green was born in Delhi, Louisiana. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jesse!

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80 years ago, Guitarist Nathen Page was born in Leetown, West Virginia. (1937)
He died March 8, 2003 in Bradenton, Florida. He was 66 years old.

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76 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jim Ford was born in Johnson County, Kentucky. (1941)
He died November 18, 2007 in Fort Bragg, N.C. He was 66 years old.

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72 years ago, Singer Rita Pavone was born in Turin, Italy. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rita!

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71 years ago, Who Drummer Keith Moon was born in Wembley, London, England. (1946)
He died of a sleeping pills overdose September 7, 1978 in London, England. He was 32 years old.

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70 years ago, Country Singer Rex Allen, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rex!

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70 years ago, Guitarist Terje Rypdal was born in Oslo, Norway. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terje!

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70 years ago, Singer/Song Writer Linda Thompson was born in London, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Linda!

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68 years ago, Pop Star Woody Paul Chrisman was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Woody Paul!

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68 years ago, Pop Star Richard Springthorpe was born in Sydney, Australia. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick Springfield!

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66 years ago, Pop Singer Jimi Jamison was born in Mississippi. (1951)
He died August 31, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 63 years old.

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Photo By Steve Stoddard

66 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Peter Julian Laffy was born in East Melbourne, Australia. (1951)
Peter Laffy died February 15, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 59 years old.

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65 years ago, Bluesman Dalton Reed was born in Cade, Louisiana. (1952)
He died of heart failure September 24, 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 42 years old.

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64 years ago, Pop Singer Robert Gubby was born in Epsom, Surrey, England. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby G!

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64 years ago, Saxophonist Robert Michael Watson, Jr. was born in Lawrence, Kansas. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby Watson!

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58 years ago, Bassist Bruno Chevillon was born in France. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruno!

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57 years ago, Songwriter Oscar Hammerstein II died in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He was 65 years old. (1960)
He was born July 12, 1895 in New York, N.Y.

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56 years ago, Guitarist Dean DeLeo was born in Montclair, New Jersey. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dean!

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55 years ago, Emilio Navaira III was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1962)
Emilio Navaira died May 16, 2016 in New Braunfels, Texas. He was 53 years old.

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55 years ago, Guitarist/Actor "Hoot" Gibson died in Woodland Hills, California. He was 70 years old. (1962)
Edmund Richard Gibson was born August 6, 1892 in Tekamah, Nebraska.

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54 years ago, Bandleader Glen Gray died in Plymouth, Massachussetts. He was 57 years old. (1963)
He was born June 7, 1906 in Roanoke, Illinois.

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47 years ago, Pianist Brad Mehldau was born in Florida. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brad!

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45 years ago, Trumpeter Stephen Bradley was born in Richmond, California. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stephen!

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42 years ago, Fiddler Eliza Carthy was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eliza!

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40 years ago, Shelly Fairchild was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shelly!

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22 years ago, Keyboardist Dwayne Goettel died in Edmonton, Canada. He was 31 years old. (1995)
Dwayne Rudolph Goettel was born February 1, 1964 in Canada.

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King Sisters from left, Alyce, Marilyn, Yvonne and Luise

21 years ago, Singer Alyce King died in Sandy, Utah. She was 81 years old. (1996)
Alyce King Griggs was born during 1915 in Payson, Arizona.

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19 years ago, Big Jeff Bess died in Davidson County, Tennessee. He was 67 years old. (1998)
Grover Franklin Bess was born September 2, 1920 in Ashland, Tennessee.

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16 years ago, Trombonist Eric Allandale. He was 62 years old. (2001)
Eric Allandale Dubuisson was born March 4, 1936 in Dominica, West Indies.

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16 years ago, Pianist Frank Emilio Flynn died in Havana, Cuba. He was 80 years old. (2001)
He was born April 13, 1921 in Havana, Cuba.

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11 years ago, Trumpeter Maynard Ferguson died in Ventura, California. He was 78 years old. (2006)
Walter Ferguson was born May 4, 1928 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada.

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9 years ago, Trombonist Jimmy Cleveland died in Lynwood, California. He was 82 years old. (2008)
James Milton Cleveland was born May 3, 1926 in Wartrace, Tennessee.

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5 years ago, Saxophonist Byard Lancaster died in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania. He was 70 years old. (2012)
William Byard Lancaster was born August 6, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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4 years ago, Singer David Garrick died in Wirral, England. He was 67 years old. (2013)
Darrell Philip Corré was born September 12, 1945 in Liverpool, England.


August 22

Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy

155 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

127 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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107 years ago, Singer Addie "Sweet Peas" Spivey was born in Houston, Texas. (1910)
She died during 1943 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Blind Willie McTell and Kate McTell

106 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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101 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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100 years ago, Saxophonist Theodore Richard Goddard was born in Everett, Massachusetts. (1917)
Ted Goddard died during the summer of 1988. He was 71 years old.

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100 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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97 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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94 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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93 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

91 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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89 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

87 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

86 years ago, Singer Roscoe Shelton was born in Lynchburg, Tennessee. (1931)
He died July 27, 2002 in Nashville, Tennessee. He wa 70 years old.

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81 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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81 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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81 years ago, Drummer Lex Humphries was born in New York, N.Y. (1936)
He died July 11, 1994 in New York, N.Y. He was 57 years old.

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80 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

78 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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76 years ago, Drummer Howard Lee Grimes was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Howard Grimes!

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

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

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70 years ago, Singer Donna Jean Godchaux was born in Florence, Alabama. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Donna Godchaux!

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

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

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69 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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65 years ago, Blueswoman Debbie Davies was born in Los Angeles, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Debbie!

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65 years ago, Guitarist Peter Laughner was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1952)
He died June 22, 1977 in Bay Village, Ohio. He was 24 years old.

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

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

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60 years ago, Country Singer Holly Dunn was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1957)
She died November 15, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was 59 years old.

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60 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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59 years ago, Pop Star Ian Mitchell was born in Downpatrick, Ireland. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian!

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

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

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58 years ago, Bassist Juan Carlos Croucier was born in Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Juan Croucier!

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

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57 years ago, Country Singer Floyd Collin Wray was born in DeQueen, Arkansas. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Collin Wray!

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Michael Aston and Jay Aston

56 years ago, Singers Michael Aston and Jay Aston were born in Porthcawl, Wales. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael Aston!

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56 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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56 years ago, Drummer Deborah Mary Peterson was born in Northridge, California. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Debbi Peterson!

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55 years ago, Guitarist Gary Lee Connor was born in Fort Irwin, California. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary Lee!

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

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54 years ago, Singer Eddie Chacon was born in Oakland, California. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie!

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

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

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51 years ago, Rapper Gary Grice was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to GZA!

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50 years ago, Guitarist Paul Colman was born in London, England. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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50 years ago, Vocalist Layne Thomas Staley was born in Kirkland, Washington. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Layne Staley!

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

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43 years ago, Guitarist Stefano Verderi was born in Milan, Italy. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stefano!

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39 years ago, Guitarist Robert Levon Been was born in Felton, California. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert Levon!

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39 years ago, Guitarist Jeff Stinco was born in Montreal, Québec, Canada. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeff!

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38 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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30 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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27 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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Ollie "Doolittle" Lynn and Loretta Lynn

21 years ago, Ollie "Doolittle" Lynn died in Hurricane Mills, Tenessee. He was 70 years old. (1996)
Oliver Vanetta Lynn, Jr. was born August 27, 1926 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky.

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14 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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11 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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10 years ago, Drummer Masahiko Togashi died in Kanagawa, Japan. He was 67 years old. (2007)
He was born March 22, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Tony Sandler and Ralph Young

9 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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6 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

6 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.

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5 years ago, Saxophonist Flavio Ambrosetti died in Switzerland. He was 92 years old. (2012)
He was born October 8, 1919 in Lugano, Switzerland.

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1 year ago, Gilli Smyth died in Byron Bay, Australia. She was 83 years old. (2016)
She was born June 1, 1933 in London, England.

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1 year ago, Toots Thielemans died in Brussels, Belgium. He was 94 years old. (2016)
Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidore Thielemans was born April 29, 1922 in Brussels, Belgium.


August 21


113 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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102 years ago, Singer Savannah Valentine Roberts was born in Colfax, Louisiana. (1915)
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. She was 58 years old.

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100 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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96 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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93 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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91 years ago, Singer Caroline Leigh was born in New York, N.Y. (1926)
She died November 19, 1983 in New York, N.Y. She was 57 years old.

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Addison Farmer and Donald Byrd

89 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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89 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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80 years ago, Cajun Musician Classie Ballou, Jr. was born in Elton, Louisiana. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Classie!

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79 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Ernest Peter Maresca was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1938)
Ernie Maresca died July 8, 2015 in Pompano Beach, Florida. He was 76 years old.

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

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

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78 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

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

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

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

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

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

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70 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

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

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69 years ago, Songwriter Robert Rimato was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1948)
Robert Hazard died August 5, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 59 years old.

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68 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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65 years ago, Bassist Glenn Hughes was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glenn!

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65 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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65 years ago, Guitarist Richard Zito was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richie Zito!

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

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

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

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60 years ago, Drummer Peter Edward Clarke was born in St Helens, Lancashire, England. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Budgie!

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

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

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

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50 years ago, Serj Tankian was born in Beirut, Lebanon. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Serj!

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

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44 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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40 years ago, Guitarist Matt Schofield was born in Manchester, England. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt!

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40 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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38 years ago, Singer Kelis Rogers was born in New York, N.Y. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kelis!

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33 years ago, Reggae Artist Colin Patrick Harper was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Collie Buddz!

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32 years ago, Guitarist Jacob Mark Pitts was born in Idaho. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jake Pitts!

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

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29 years ago, Singer Louise Smith was born in Reading, Berkshire, England. (1988)
Hauoli la Hanau to Louise Setara!

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26 years ago, Record Producer Dootsie Williams died in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old. (1991)
Walter D. Williams, Jr. was born June 17, 1911 in Mobile, Alabama.

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14 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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12 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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12 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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11 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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9 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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8 years ago, Singer Johnny Carter died in Harvey, Illinois. He was 75 years old. (2009)
John E. Carter was born June 2, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois.

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4 years 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.

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3 years ago, Folk Singer Jean Redpath died in Arizona. She was 77 years old. (2014)
She was born April 28, 1937 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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1 year ago, Saxophonist Headley Bennett died in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 85 years old. (2016)
He was born May 29, 1931 in Kingston Jamaica.


August 20


127 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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112 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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106 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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94 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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93 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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91 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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90 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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86 years ago, Drummer Frank Cappuccio was born in Worchester, Massachussetts. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank Capp!

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84 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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83 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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82 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

82 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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80 years ago, Richard Marsh was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. (1937)
Sky Saxon died June 25, 2009 in Austin, Texas. He was 63 years old.

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80 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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John Lantree, Denis Dalziel, Alan Ward, Honey Lantree & Peter Pye

77 years ago, Bassist John David Lantree was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Lantree!

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76 years ago, Musician David Anthony Brock was born in Isleworth, Middlesex, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave Brock!

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

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75 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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75 years ago, Keyboardist John Povey was born in London, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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

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

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

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73 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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70 years ago, Singer Ralf Hütter was born in Krefeld, Germany. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralf!

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

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

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

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68 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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67 years ago, Drummer James Eugene Brailey was born in Richmond, Virginia. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Big Foot!

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

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

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65 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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65 years ago, Rudy Gatlin was born in Olney, Texas. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rudy!

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

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61 years ago, Rick Olsen was born in Kingston Springs, Tennessee. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick!

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59 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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55 years ago, Rick Rael was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick!

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52 years ago, Rapper Lawrence Parker was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to KRS-One!

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51 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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47 years ago, Vocalist William Frederick Durst was born in Gastonia, North Carolina. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fred Durst!

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Tom Darby and Jimmie Tarlton

46 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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43 years ago, Rapper Kenneth Doniell Moore was born in Houston, Texas. (1974)
Big Moe died October 14, 2007 in Houston, Texas. He was 33 years old.

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43 years ago, Drummer Andrew Douglas Strachan was born in Adelaide, Australia. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Andy Strachan!

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

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31 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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30 years ago, Bassist Brent Wilson was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. (1987)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brent!

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22 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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21 years ago, Saxophonist John Gilmore died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1996)
He was born September 28, 1931 in Summit, Mississippi.

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21 years ago, Singer Rio Reiser died in Fresenhagen, Germany. He was 46 years old. (1996)
Ralph Christian Möbius was born January 9, 1950 in Berlin, Germany.

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18 years ago, Bassist Bobby Sheehan died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 29 years old. (1999)
Robert Vaughan Sheehan was born June 12, 1968 in Summit, New Jersey.

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Eddie and Ernie

12 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

9 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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9 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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8 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

6 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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4 years 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.

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4 years ago, Singer Sathima died in Cape Town, South Africa. She was 76 years old. (2013)
Sathima Bea Benjamin was born October 17, 1936 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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3 years ago, "The Dean of Cape Breton Fiddlers" Buddy MacMaster died in Judique, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was 89 years old. (2014)
Hugh A. MacMaster was born October 18, 1924 in Ontario, Canada.

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1 year ago, Pianist Irving Fields died in New York, N.Y. He was 101 years old. (2016)
He was born August 4, 1915 in New York, N.Y.

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1 year ago, Guitarist Matt Roberts died in West Bend, Wisconsin. He was 38 years old. (2016)
He was born January 10, 1978 in Escatawpa, Mississippi.

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1 year ago, Trumpeter Louis Smith died in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was 85 years old. (2016)
Edward Louis Smith was born May 20, 1931 in Memphis, Tennessee.


August 19


111 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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109 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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Norman Brown, Donald Mills, John H Mills, Front: Harry Mills And Herbert Mills

104 years ago, Singer Harry Mills was born in Piqua, Ohio. (1913)
He died June 28, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. He was 68 years old.

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103 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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99 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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82 years ago, Rockabilly Musician Alfous Glenn Ferrier, Sr. was born in Montgomery, Alabama. (1935)
Al Ferrier died January 6, 2015 in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He was 80 years old.

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Roscoe Shelton and Earl Gaines

82 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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82 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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78 years ago, Drummer Peter Edward Baker was born in Lewisham, London, England. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ginger Baker!

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

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

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

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

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

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72 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

71 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

71 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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70 years ago, Drummer George Newsome was born in Stafford, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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

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

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

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

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65 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

64 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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64 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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63 years ago, Trumpeter Tim Hagans was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim!

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58 years ago, Steve Grimmett was born in Swindon, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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

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58 years ago, Bluesman Blind Willie McTell died of a brain hemorrhage in Milledgeville, Georgia. He was 61 years old. (1959)
William Samuel McTell was born May 5, 1898 in Thomson, Georgia.

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

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

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48 years ago, Rapper Nathaniel Dwayne Hale was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (1969)
Nate Dogg died March 15, 2011 Long Beach, California. He was 41 years old.

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

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47 years ago, Rapper Joseph Antonio Cartagena was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fat Joe!

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45 years ago, Singer Elizabeth Wolfgramm was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Elizabeth!

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44 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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41 years ago, Singer Régine Alexandra Chassagne was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Régine Chassagne!

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40 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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38 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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38 years ago, Bassist Michael Robert Todd was born in Kingston, N.Y. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mic Todd!

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

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

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34 years ago, Guitarist Brian Marnell died in a car crash. He was 29 years old. (1983)
He was born July 28, 1954 in Sacramento, California.

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32 years ago, Singer Megan Rochell Nieves was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Megan Rochell!

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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

32 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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31 years ago, Singer Christina Judith Perri was born in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania. (1986)
Hauoli la Hanau to Christina Perri!

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30 years ago, Singer Anaïs Helena Kretz Lameche was born in French Alps, France. (1987)
Hauoli la Hanau to Anaïs Lameche!

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

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13 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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11 years ago, Singer Joseph Hill died in Berlin, Germany. He was 57 years old. (2006)
He was born January 22, 1949 in Jamaica.

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9 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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7 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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4 years 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.

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3 years ago, Bluesman James Kinds died in Chicago, Illionois. He was 70 years old. (2014)
He was born April 23,1943 in Drew, Mississippi.

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2 years ago, Percussionist Doudou N'diaye Rose died in Dakar, Senegal. He was 85 years old. (2015)
He was born July 28, 1930 in Dakar, Senegal.

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1 year ago, Pianist Derek Smith died in New York, N.Y. He was 85 years old. (2016)
He was born August 17, 1931 in London, England.

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Activist Dick Gregory died in Washington, D.C. He was 84 years old. (2017)
Richard Claxton Gregory was born October 12, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri.


August 18


121 years ago, Band Leader Charles Leonard Kunz was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. (1896)
Charlie Kunz died March 16, 1958 in Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex, England. He was 61 years old.

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111 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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106 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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104 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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102 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

99 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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99 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

96 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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89 years ago, Singer Earlington Carl Tilghman was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1928)
Sonny Til died December 9, 1981 in Washington, D.C. He was 53 years old.

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Tony Sandler and Ralph Young

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

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83 years ago, Singer Ronald Cleghorn was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1934)
Ronnie Carroll died April 13, 2015 in London, England. He was 80 years old.

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81 years ago, Bluesman John C. Christian was born in Cleveland, Mississippi. (1936)
Little Johnny Christian died January 27, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 56 years old.


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78 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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78 years ago, Singer Maxine Ella Brown was born in Kingstree, South Carolina. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maxine Brown!

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

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78 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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78 years ago, Banjoist Eric Weissberg was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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

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

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

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

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73 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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72 years ago, Singer Sarah Dash was born in Trenton, N.J. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sarah!

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

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Paul and Nigel Griggs

68 years ago, Bassist Nigel Griggs was born in Hatfield, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nigel!

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68 years ago, Trumpeter Paul Mares died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 49 years old. (1949)
Paul J. Mares was born June 15, 1900 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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

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

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64 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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63 years ago, Guitarist Jody Maphis was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jody!

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62 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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61 years ago, Bassist Tony Garnier was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony!

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56 years ago, Pura Fé Antonia Crescioni was born in New York, N.Y. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pura Fé!

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

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53 years ago, Singer Edith Frost was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Edith!

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50 years ago, Singer Tracy Cattell was born in Australia. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tracy!

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50 years ago, Drummer Blas Elias Gomez was born in Kennedy, Texas. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Blas Elias!

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50 years ago, Drummer Daniel Joe Peters was born in Seattle, Washington. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dan Peters!

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

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49 years ago, Pianist Cy Walter died in New York, N.Y. He was 52 years old. (1968)
Cyril Frank Walter was born September 16, 1915 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

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48 years ago, Rapper Elgin Turner was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Masta Killa!

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46 years ago, Synthesist Richard David James was born in Limerick, Ireland. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Aphex Twin!

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14 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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Left to right: Paul Desmond, Joe Dodge, Dave Brubeck and Bob Bates

13 years ago, Drummer Joe Dodge died. He was 82 years old. (2004)
He was born February 9, 1922 in Monroe, Wisconsin.

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10 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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10 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

9 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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9 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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7 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Kenny Edwards died in Santa Barbara, California. He was 64 years old. (2010)
He was born February 10, 1946 in Santa Monica, California.

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

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Rock & Roller Sonny Burgess died in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was 88 years old. (2017)
Albert Sonny Burgess was born May 28, 1931 in Newport, Arkansas.


August 17


130 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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124 years ago, Actress Mae West was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1893)
She died November 22, 1980 in Los Angeles, California. She was 87 years old.

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108 years ago, Trombonist Larry Clinton was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1909)
He died May 2, 1985 in Tucson, Arizona. He was 75 years old.

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99 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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99 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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98 years ago, Singer Frieda Lipschitz was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. (1919)
Georgia Gibbs died December 9, 2006 in New York, N.Y. She was 87 years old.

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97 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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97 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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96 years ago, Country Singer Rita M. Cote Breau was born in Auburn, Maine. (1921)
Betty Cody died July 1, 2014 in Lewiston, Maine. She was 92 years old.

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96 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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94 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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93 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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91 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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90 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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88 years ago, Cajun Musician Jimmy Donley was born in Gulfport. Mississippi. (1929)
He died March 20, 1963 in Long Beach, Mississippi. He was 33 years old.

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86 years ago, Pianist Derek Smith was born in London, England. (1931)
He died August 19, 2016 in New York, N.Y. He was 85 years old.

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85 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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84 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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83 years ago, Rock n' Roller Julian Ferebee Bright was born in Norfolk, Virginia. (1934)
Larry Bright died December 17, 2003 in Placer, California. He was 69 years old.

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83 years ago, Pianist João Donato de Oliveira Neto was born in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to João Donato!

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82 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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81 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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81 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.

80 years ago, Guitarist Gabriel Perrodin was born in Belleville, Louisiana. (1937)
Guitar Gable died January 28, 2017 in Opelousas, Louisiana. He was 79 years old.

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78 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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78 years ago, Poet/Musician Ed Sanders was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ed!

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74 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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73 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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72 years ago, Singer Katri Helena Kalaoja was born in Tohmajärvi, Finland. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Katri Helena!

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71 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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71 years ago, Guitarist Hans Vandenburg was born in The Hague, Netherlands. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hans!

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

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69 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Roderick Owen MacDonald was born in Southington, Connecticut. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rod MacDonald!

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68 years ago, Drummer John "Sib" Hashian was born in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. (1949)
He died March 22, 2017 on stage during a performance on the Legends of Rock cruise off Florida. He was 67 years old.

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

65 years ago, Bassist Jay Peterson was born in Oakland, California. (1952)
He died May 11, 2017 in Sacramento, California. He was 64 years old.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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60 years ago, Guitarist Ronald Graham Strykert was born in Korumburra Australia. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ron Strykert!

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59 years ago, Belinda Jo Carlisle was born in Hollywood, California. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Belinda Carlisle!

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

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

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

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

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

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52 years ago, Singer Glen Goldsmith was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glen!

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

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

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51 years ago, Singer Maysa Leak was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maysa!

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Rolf Billberg and Lars Gullin

51 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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50 years ago, Kevin Max Smith was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kevin Max!

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

48 years ago, Rapper Kelvin Mercer was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Posdnuos!

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

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

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47 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

46 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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45 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

44 years ago, Singer 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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43 years ago, Drummer Tony Hajjar was born in Beirut, Lebanon. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony!

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40 years ago, Singer Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen was born in Kitee, Finland. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tarja Turunen!

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39 years ago, Singer Vibeke Stene was born in Sokndal, Rogaland, Norway. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vibeke!

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37 years ago, Singer Lene Marlin Pedersen was born in Tromsø, Norway. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lene Marlin!

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34 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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34 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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33 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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28 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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27 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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24 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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22 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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20 years ago, "The Fiddle King of the South" Marion Sumner died in Isom, Kentucky. He was 77 years old. (1997)
He was born March 28, 1920 in Vicco, Kentucky.

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16 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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16 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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14 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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5 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.

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1 year ago, Bassist Preston Hubbard died in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 63 years old. (2016)
He was born March 15, 1953 in Providence, Rhode Island.



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