January 16


125 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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112 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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107 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

100 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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98 years ago, Guitarist Roy Howard Lanham was born in Corbin, Kentucky. (1923)
Roy Lanham died February 14, 1991 in Camarillo, California. He was 68 years old.

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93 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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91 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

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

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89 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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89 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

87 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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86 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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René Frank And Conny Vandenbos

84 years ago, Singer Jacoba Adriana Hollestelle was born in The Hague, the Netherlands. (1937)
Conny Vandenbos died April 7, 2002 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She was 65 years old.

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82 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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81 years ago, Percussionist Roberto Roena was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roberto!

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

80 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

80 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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79 years ago, Singer William Allen Francis, Jr. was born in Sacramento, California. (1942)
Billy Francis died May 23, 2010 in Seymour, Missouri. He was 68 years old.

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

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77 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

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

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

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

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74 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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74 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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74 years ago, Sandy Pinkard of Pinkard & Bowden was born in Abbeville, Louisiana. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sandy!

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

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71 years ago, Guitarist Robert J. Kulick was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1950)
Bob Kulick died May 28, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 70 years old.

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71 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

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

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

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

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

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

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61 years ago, Saxophonist Richard Joel Elliot was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard Elliot!

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61 years ago, Bassist Paul Vincent Raven was born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. (1961)
Paul Raven died October 20, 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland. He was 46 years old.

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

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

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

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

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58 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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49 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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48 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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47 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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44 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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44 years ago, Singer Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. (1979)
Aaliyah died August 25, 2001 in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. She was 22 years old.

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

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37 years ago, Guitarist Jared Slingerland was born in Kelowna, British Columbia. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jared!

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30 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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26 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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25 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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21 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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21 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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20 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

19 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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17 years ago, Bassist Chris Vinnedge died in Dowagiac, Michigan. She was 53 years old. (2004)
Christine M. Vinnedge was born May 25, 1950 in Niles, Michigan.

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Pookie Hudson and The Spaniels

14 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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11 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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11 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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9 years ago, R & B Singer Jimmy Castor died in Henderson, Nevada. He was 71 years old. (2012)
He was born January 23, 1940 in New York, N.Y.

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

5 years 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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4 years ago, 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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4 years ago, William Onyeabor died in Enugu, Nigeria. He was 70 years old. (2017)
He was born March 29, 1946 in Enugu, Nigeria.

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3 years ago, Drummer Dave Holland died in Lugo, Spain. He was 69 years old. (2018)
David Holland was born April 5, 1948 in Northampton, England.

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2 years ago, Bassist Lorna Doom died in Thousand Oaks, California. She was 61 years old. (2019)
Teresa Ryan was born January 4, 1958 in Dallas, Texas.

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2 years ago, Singer “La Calandria” died in San Antonio, Texas. She was 94 years old. (2019)
Rita Vidaurri was born May 22, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas.


January 15


116 years ago, Bluesman Roosevelt Holts was born in Tylertown, Mississippi. (1905)
He died February 27, 1994 in Franklinton, Louisiana. He was 89 years old.

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112 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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109 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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106 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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102 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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99 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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92 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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92 years ago, Zydeco Accordionist Ida Guillory was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Queen Ida!

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91 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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90 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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85 years ago, Percussionist Obo Addy was born in Accra, Ghana. (1936)
He died September 13, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. He was 76 years old.

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85 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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81 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

80 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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80 years ago, Musician/Painter Don Van Vliet 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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79 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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78 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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77 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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74 years ago, Trumpeter Baikida E. J. Carroll was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Baikida!

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73 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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73 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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71 years ago, Country Singer David Lynn Jones was born in Bexar, Arkansas. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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70 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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70 years ago, Singer Martha Davis was born in Berkeley, California. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martha!

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

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

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

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

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57 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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54 years ago, Singer Lisa Velez was born in New York, N.Y. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lisa Lisa!

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51 years ago, Singer William Oldham was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bonnie "Prince" Billy!

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

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

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

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29 years ago, Bassist Dee Murray died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 45 years old.(1992)
David Murray Oates was born April 3, 1946 in Gillingham, Kent, England.

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28 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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27 years ago, Trumpeter Philippe Brun died in Paris, France. He was 85 years old. (1994)
He was born April 29, 1908 in Paris, France.

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27 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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26 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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26 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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25 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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23 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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19 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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12 years ago, Saxophonist Leroy Cooper died in Orlando, Forida. He was 80 years old. (2009)
He was born August 31, 1928 in Dallas, Texas.

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9 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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7 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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6 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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5 years 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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3 years ago, Gospel Singer Edwin Hawkins died in Pleasanton, California. He was 74 years old. (2018)
Edwin Reuben Hawkins was born August 19, 1943 in Oakland, California.

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3 years ago, Singer Dolores O'Riordan died in London, England. She was 46 years old. (2018)
Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was born September 6, 1971 in Limerick, Ireland.

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1 year ago, Chris Darrow died in Pomona, California. He was 75 years old. (2020)
Christopher Lloyd Darrow was born July 30, 1944 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


January 14


111 years ago, Drummer Jimmy Crawford was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1910)
"Craw" Crawford died January 28, 1980 in New York, N.Y. He was 70 years old.

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99 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Allison Joseph Theriot, Jr. was born in Kaplan, Louisiana. (1922)
Al Terry died November 23, 1985 in Kaplan, Louisiana. He was 63 years old.

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92 years ago, Country Star William Marvin Walker was born in Ralls, Texas. (1929)
Billy Walker died May 21, 2006 in a Montgomery, Alabama car crash. He was 77 years old.

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Left to right: Marshall Lytle, Johnny Grande, Bill Haley and Billy Williamson

91 years ago, Pianist/Accordionist John Andrew Grande was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1930)
Johnny Grande died June 3, 2006 in Clarkesville, Tennessee. He was 76 years old.

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91 years ago, Trumpeter Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1930)
Kenny Wheeler died September 18, 2014 in London, England. He was 84 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer Caterina Valente was born in Paris, France. (1931)
Hauoli la Hanau to Caterina!

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90 years ago, Pianist Wray Downes was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1931)
He died March 19, 2020 in Montreal, Canada. He was 89 years old.

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89 years ago, Drummer Grady Tate was born in Durham, North Carolina. (1932)
He died October 8, 2017 in New York, N.Y. He was 85 years old.

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86 years ago, Drummer Charles Connor was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charles!

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85 years ago, R & B Singer/Guitarist Clarence Carter was born in Montgomery, Alabama. (1936)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clarence!

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84 years ago, Singer Billie Joe Moore was born in Beaumont, Texas. (1937)
Billie Jo Spears died December 14, 2011 in Vidor, Texas. She was 74 years old.

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83 years ago, Singer Jack Jones was born in Los Angeles, California. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jack!

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83 years ago, New Orleans Legend Allen Toussaint was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1938)
He died November 10, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. He was 77 years old.

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77 years ago, Theodore Emile "Bo" Dollis Chief of The Wild Magnolias was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1944)
Bo Dollis died January 20, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 71 years old.

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77 years ago, Soul Singer Linda Jones was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1944)
She died March 14, 1972 after collapsing backstage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. She was 28 years old.

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77 years ago, Swamp Bluesman Paul Alton Sinegal was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. (1944)
Li'l Buck Sinegal died June 10, 2019 in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was 75 years old.

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73 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Producer Joseph Henry Burnett was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to T-Bone Burnett!

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Tim Harris second from left

73 years ago, Drummer Tim Harris was born in Raddington, London‎, England. (1948)
He apparently died during 2007.

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72 years ago, Steel Guitarist Jay Dee Maness was born in Loma Linda, California. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jay Dee!

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72 years ago, Bassist Lamar Williams was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. (1949)
He died January 21, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. He was 34 years old.

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70 years ago, Bassist Mark Egan was born in Brockton, Massachussetts. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark Egan!

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B.T. Express circa 1978: back row: King Davis, Carlos Ward, Bill Risbrook, Richard Thompson, David Nathan, Kashif Saleem, Jamal Rasool. front row: Dennis Rowe, Ace Adams and Leslie Ming

70 years ago, Saxophonist William Risrook was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Risbrook!

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65 years ago, Musician/Producer Étienne Daho was born in Oran, French Algeria. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Étienne!

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64 years ago, Drummer Steve Jordan was born in New York, N.Y. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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64 years ago, Actor Humphrey Bogart died of cancer in Hollywood, California. He was 57 years old. (1957)
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born December 25, 1899 in New York City, N.Y.

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62 years ago, Guitarist Nguyên Lê was born in Paris, France. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nguyên!

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62 years ago, Vocalist Cathal Joseph Smyth was born in Fitzrovia, London, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chas Smash!

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62 years ago, Vocalist Jeffrey Wayne Tate was born in Stuttgart, West Germany. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Geoff Tate!

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60 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Michael Trempenau was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Tramp!

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59 years ago, Bassist Patricia Anne Rainone was born in Los Angeles, California. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Patricia Morrison!

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56 years ago, Singer/Actress Jeanette MacDonald died in Los Angeles, California. She was 61 years old. (1965)
Jeanette Anna MacDonald was born June 18, 1903 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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54 years ago, Guitarist Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Zakk Wylde!

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53 years ago, Rapper James Todd Smith was born in Bay Shore, N.Y. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to LL Cool J!

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52 years ago, Drummer Dave Grohl was born in Washington, D.C. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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34 years ago, Pianist Alton Purnell died in Inglewood, California. He was 75 years old. (1987)
He was born April 16, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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29 years ago, Bluesman Left Hand Frank died in Los Angeles, California. He was 56 years old. (1992)
Frank Craig was born January 14, 1935 in Greenville, Mississippi.

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29 years ago, Drummer Jerry Nolan died in New York, N.Y. He was 46 years old. (1992)
He was born May 7, 1946 in New York, N.Y.

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Paul "Hezzie" Trietsch, Gil Taylor, Ken Trietsch and Gabe Ward

29 years ago, Clarinetist Charles Otto "Gabe" Ward died in Indiana. He was 87 years old. (1992)
He was born November 26, 1904 in Knightstown, Indiana.

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26 years ago, Rock Singer Ruby Starr died of cancer in Toledo, Ohio. She was 45 years old. (1995)
Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak was born November 30, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio.

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25 years ago, Singer Pamelo Mounk'a died in Brazzaville, Congo. He was 50 years old. (1996)
He was born May 10, 1945 in Brazzaville, Congo.

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18 years ago, Bluesman Little Hatch died in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. He was 81 years old. (2003)
Provine Hatch, Jr. was born October 25, 1921 in Sledge, Mississippi.

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Buck Owens, Don Rich, Willie Cantu, Tom Brumley and Doyle Holly

14 years ago, Bassist Doyle Holly died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 70 years old. (2007)
Doyle Floyd Hendricks was born June 30, 1936 in Perkins, Oklahoma.

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10 years ago, Pianist Marty Gold died in Augora Hills, California. He was 95 years old. (2011)
Martin Gold was born December 26, 1915 in New York, N.Y.

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3 years ago, Singer Marlene VerPlanck died in New York, N.Y. She was 84 years old. (2018)
Marlene Paula Pampinella was born November 11, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey.

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1 year ago, Singer Steve Martin Caro died in New York, N.Y. He was 71 years old. (2020)
Carmelo Esteban Martin Caro was born October 12, 1948 in New York, N.Y.


January 13


157 years ago, "The Father Of American Music" Stephen Foster died in New York, N.Y. He was 37 years old. (1864)
Stephen Collins Foster was born July 4, 1826 in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania.

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137 years ago, The "Last of the Red Hot Mamas" Sonia Kalish was born in Russia. (1884)
Sophie Tucker died February 9, 1966 in New York, N.Y. She was 82 years old.

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116 years ago, Trumpeter Percy Gaston Humphrey was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1905)
Percy Humphrey died July 22, 1995 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 90 years old.

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112 years ago, New Orleans Legend Danny Barker was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1909)
He died March 13, 1994 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 85 years old.

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106 years ago, The "Radio Chin-Up Girl" Virginia Lucille Overstake was born in Decatur, Illinois. (1915)
Jenny Lou Carson died December 16, 1978 in Torrance, California. She was 63 years old.

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95 years ago, Melba Doretta Liston was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1926)
Melba Liston died April 23, 1999 in Los Angeles, California. She was 73 years old.

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92 years ago, Guitarist Joseph Anthony Passalaqua was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (1929)
Joe Pass died of cancer May 23, 1994 in Los Angeles, California. He was 65 years old.

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The Moonglows (L-R) Prentiss Barnes, Bobby Lester, Billy Johnson (guitarist), Alexander "Pete" Graves and Harvey Fuqua.

91 years ago, Singer Bobby Lester was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1930)
He died October 15, 1980 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 50 years old.

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Bill Monroe, Rual Yarbrough and Joe Stuart
Photo by Mick Larie

91 years ago, Banjoist Rual Yarbrough was born in Lawrenceburg County, Tennessee. (1930)
He died September 21, 2010 in Florence, Alabama. He was 80 years old.

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83 years ago, Musician/Poet Christopher David Allen was born in Melbourne, Australia. (1938)
Daevid Allen died March 13, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. He was 77 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer/Song Writer Frankie Armstrong was born in Workington, Cumbria, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frankie!

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80 years ago, Singer Carl Dobkins Jr. was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carl!

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Photo by Ari Heinonen

80 years ago, Saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen was born in Helsinki, Finland. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eero!

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79 years ago, Singer/Actress Carol Cleveland was born in East Sheen, London, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Carol!

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75 years ago, Saxophonist Bill Easley was born in Olean, N.Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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74 years ago, Singer/Guitarist John Lees of Barclay James Harvest was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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69 years ago, Clinton Fearon was born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clinton!

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69 years ago, Saxophonist Cornelius Bumpus was born in Santa Cruz, California. (1952)
He died of a heart attack February 3, 2004 while in flight from New York to San Francisco. He was 58 years old.

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69 years ago, Bassist Jussi Pekka Pohjola was born in Finland. (1952)
Pekka Pohjola died November 27, 2008 in Finland. He was 56 years old.

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66 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Paul Maurice Kelly was born in Adelaide, Australia. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul Kelly!

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66 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Trevor Rabin was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Trevor!

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66 years ago, Drummer Fred White was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fred!

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65 years ago, Bassist Malcolm Foster was born in Hereford, Herefordshire, England.(1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Malcolm!

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64 years ago, Keyboardist Donald Snow was born in Nairobi, Kenya. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Snow!

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62 years ago, Guitarist James LoMenzo was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to JLo!

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62 years ago, Guitarist David "Kid" Ramos was born in Fullerton, California. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kid Ramos!

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60 years ago, Singer Graham McPherson was born in Hastings, Sussex, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Suggs!

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60 years ago, Vibraphonist Lem Winchester accidentally shot and killed himself in Indianapolis, Indiana. (1961)
He was born March 19, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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59 years ago, Country Star Trace Adkins was born in Sarepta, Louisiana. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Trace!

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58 years ago, Guitarist Timothy Patrick Kelly was born in Trenton, New Jersey. (1963)
Tim Kelly died February 5, 1998 in Bagdad, Arizona. He was 35 years old.

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58 years ago, Pianist Sonny Clark died in New York, N.Y. He was 31 years old. (1963)
Conrad Yeatis Clark was born July 21, 1931 in Herminie, Pennsylvania.

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51 years ago, Drummer Shinya Yamada was born in Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shinya!

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50 years ago, Soul Singer/Song Writer Donny Hathaway died of an apparent suicide in New York, N.Y. He was 33 years old. (1971)
He was born October 1, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois.

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50 years ago, Bandleader Willie Lewis died in New York, N.Y. He was 65 years old. (1971)
William T. Lewis was born June 10, 1905 in Cleburne, Texas.

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42 years ago, Percussionist Sabu died in Sweden. He was 48 years old. (1979)
Louis Martinez was born July 14, 1930 in New York, N.Y.

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40 years ago, Bassist Jason James was born in Bridgend, South Wales. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jason!

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38 years ago, Guitarist Barry Galbraith died in Bennington, Vermont. He was 63 years old. (1983)
Joseph Barry Galbraith was born December 18, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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36 years ago, Singer Triinu Kivilaan was born in Viljandi, Estonia. (1989)
Hauoli la Hanau to Triinu!

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26 years ago, Texabilly Great Johnny Carroll died of liver failure in Godley, Texas. He was 57 years old. (1995)
John Lewis Carrell was born October 23, 1937 in Cleburne, Texas.

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18 years ago, Pianist Stan Freeman died in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old. (2001)
Stanley Freeman was born April 3, 1920 in Waterbury, Connecticut.

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14 years ago, Saxophonist Michael Brecker died of leukemia in New York, N.Y. He was 57 years old. (2007)
He was born March 29, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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11 years ago, Singer Teddy Pendergrass died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 59 years old. (2010)
He was born March 26, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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11 years ago, Jay Reatard died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 29 years old. (2010)
Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. was born May 1, 1980 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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11 years ago, Drummer Ed Thigpen died in Copenhagen. He was 79 years old. (2010)
Edmund Leonard Thigpen was born December 28, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois.

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10 years ago, Drummer Alex Kirst was killed in a hit and run accident in Cathedral City, California. He was 47 years old. (2011)
He was born during 1964 in Los Angeles, California.

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6 years ago, Dozy died in Wiltshire, England. He was 70 years old. (2015)
Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies was born November 27, 1944 in Enford, Wiltshire, England.

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Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Giorgio Gomelsky

5 years ago, Music Manager/Producer Giorgio Gomelsky died in New York, N.Y. He was 81 years old. (2016)
He was born February 28, 1934 in Tiflis, Georgia, Soviet Union.

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2 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Bonnie Guitar died in Soap Lake, Washington. She was 95 years old. (2019)
Bonnie Buckingham was born March 25, 1923 in Seattle, Washington.

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Bassist Tim Bogert died in Los Angeles, California. He was 76 years old. (2021)
John Voorhis Bogert III was born August 27, 1944 in Richfield, New Jersey.

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Rocker Sylvain Sylvain died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 69 years old. (2021)
Sylvain Mizrahi was born February 14, 1951 in Cairo, Egypt.


January 12


117 years ago, Bluesman Fred McDowell was born in Rossville, Tennessee. (1904)
"Mississippi" Fred McDowell died of cancer July 3, 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 68 years old.

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114 years ago, Country Star Maurice Woodward Ritter was born in Murval, Texas. (1907)
Tex Ritter died January 2, 1973 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 65 years old.

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109 years ago, Trombonist Trummy Young was born in Savannah, Georgia. (1912)
He died September 10, 1984 in San Jose, California. He was 72 years old.

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105 years ago, Pianist James Columbus McShann was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. (1916)
Jay McShann died December 7, 2006 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 91 years old.

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104 years ago, "Guru to 1960's Pop Stars" Mahesh Prasad Varma was born in Jabalpur, India. (1917)
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi died February 5. 2008 in Vlodrop, The Netherlands. He was 91 years old.

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95 years ago, Country Star Ray Noble Price was born in Perryville, Texas. (1926)
Ray Price died December 16, 2013 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. He was 87 years old.

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93 years ago, Singer Ruth Weston was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. (1928)
Ruth Brown died November 17, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was 78 years old.

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91 years ago, Glenn Yarbrough was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1930)
He died August 11, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 86 years old.

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

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89 years ago, Saxophonist Hadley Caliman was born in Idabel, Oklahoma. (1932)
He died September 8, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. He was 78 years old.

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82 years ago, William Lee Golden was born in Brewton, Alabama. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to William Lee!

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81 years ago, Drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1940)
He died October 19, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 73 years old.

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80 years ago, British Blues Patriarch John Baldry was born in East Maddon, England. (1941)
Long John Baldry died July 21, 2005 in Vancouver, B.C. He was 64 years old.

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80 years ago, Trumpeter/Vocalist Charles Jones III was born in Natchez, Mississippi. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Olu Dara!

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77 years ago, Boxer Joseph William Frazier was born in Beaufort, South Carolina. (1944)
Joe Frazier died November 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 67 years old.

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76 years ago, Singer Maggie Bell was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maggie!

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Freddie,Sly,Rose Stone, Larry Graham, Cynthia Robinson, Jerry Martini and Greg Errico

75 years ago, Trumpeter Cynthia Robinson of Sly & the Family Stone was born in Sacramento, California. (1946)
She died November 23, 2015 in Carmichael, California. She was 69 years old.

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75 years ago, Keyboardist George Duke was born in San Rafael, California. (1946)
He died August 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. He was 67 years old.

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Seán Keane, Paddy Moloney, Kevin Conneff and Matt Molloy

74 years ago, Flautist Matt Molloy was born in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon, Ireland. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt!

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73 years ago, Guitarist John Michael Glyn Etheridge was born in London, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Etheridge!

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73 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Abrim Tilmon Jr. was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. (1948)
Abe Tilmon died of a heart attack July 6, 1982 in Southfield, Michigan. He was 34 years old.

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70 years ago, Guitarist Chris Bell of Big Star was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1951)
He died in a car crash December 27, 1978. He was 27 years old.

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Larry Hoppen, John Hall, Peter O'Brien, Bob Leinbach and Lance Hoppen

70 years ago, Singer Larry Hoppen was born in Woodstock, N.Y. (1951)
He died July 24, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. He was 60 years old.

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69 years ago, Country Singer Ricky Van Shelton was born in Danville, Virginia. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ricky!

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68 years ago, Country Singer LaWanda Lindsey was born in Tampa, Florida. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to LaWanda!

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66 years ago, Saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom was born in Newton, Massachusetts. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jane!

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66 years ago, Drummer Tom Ardolino was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1955)
Tommy Ardolino died January 6, 2012 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was 56 years old.

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65 years ago, Guitarist Steven Bryan Johnson was born in California. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve Johnson!

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65 years ago, Guitarist Per Håkan Gessle was born in Halmstad, Sweden. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Per Gessle!

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62 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Christian Emmerich was born in West Berlin, Germany. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Blixa Bargeld!

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61 years ago, Charles Thomas Gillingham of Counting Crows was born in Torrance, California. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlie Gillingham!

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60 years ago, Saxophonist/Painter Ivo Perelman was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ivo!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Ken Tucker was born in Sullivan, Indiana. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ken!

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55 years ago, Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen was born in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ingrid!

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55 years ago, Drummer Gene Lake was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gene!

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51 years ago, Rock Singer Zacarías Manuel de la Rocha was born in Long Beach, California. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Zack de la Rocha!

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51 years ago, Rapper Corey Woods was born in New York, N.Y. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Raekwon!

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50 years ago, Saxophonist "Captain" John Handy died in New York, N.Y. He was 70 years old. (1971)
John Handy was born June 24, 1900 in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

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48 years ago, Keyboardist Brian Culbertson was born in Decatur, Illinois. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian!

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48 years ago, Singer Makbule Hande Özyener was born in Istanbul, Turkey. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hande Yener!

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48 years ago, Bassist Matthew Wong was born in Hilo, Hawaii. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt Wong!

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46 years ago, Musician Jason Freese was born in Orange County, California. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jason!

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46 years ago, Sarah Masen was born in Royal Oak, Michigan. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sarah!

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44 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Kris Roe was born in Anderson, Indiana. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kris!

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43 years ago, Christian Musician Jeremy Thomas Camp was born in Lafayette, Indiana. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jeremy Camp!

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41 years ago, Amerie Mi Marie Rogers was born in Washington, D.C. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Amerie!

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38 years ago, Percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah died during a performance in Stockholm, Sweden. He was 38 years old. (1983)
Remi Kabaka was born February 13, 1944 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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33 years ago, Pianist Joe Albany died in New York, N.Y. He was 63 years old. (1988)
Joseph Albani was born January 24, 1924 in Atlantic City, N.J.

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24 years ago, Pianist Wally Rose died in Walnut Creek, California. He was 85 years old. (1997)
Walter Rose was born October 2, 1913 in Oakland, California.

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20 years ago, Composer/Guitarist/Vocalist Luiz Bonfá died of cancer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was 78 years old. (2001)
Luiz Floriano Bonfá was born October 17, 1922 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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19 years ago, Singer Hoagy Lands died in Orange, New Jersey. He was 65 years old. (2002)
Victor I. Hoagland Sr. was born May 4, 1936 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Lulu and Maurice Gibb

18 years ago, Singer Maurice Gibb died in Miami, Florida. He was 53 years old. (2003)
He was born December 22, 1949 in Manchester, England.

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17 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Randy VanWarmer died of leukemia in Seattle, Washington. He was 48 years old. (2004)
He was born March 30, 1955 in Indian Hills, Colorado.

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14 years ago, Bass Trombonist Jimmy Cheatham died in La Jolla, California. He was 82 years old. (2007)
He was born June 18, 1924 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Alice and John Coltrane

14 years ago, Alice Coltrane died in West Hills, California. She was 69 years old. (2007)
Alice McLeod was born August 27, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan.

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8 years ago, Blues Singer Precious Bryant died in Columbus, Georgia. She was 71 years old. (2013)
Precious Bussey was born January 4, 1942 in Talbot County, Georgia.

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6 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter A.J. Masters died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 64 years old. (2015)
Arthur John Masaracchia was born during 1951 in Walden, N.Y.

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6 years ago, Rock Manager Bill Thompson died in Mill Valley, California. He was 70 years old. (2015)
William Carl Thompson was born June 22, 1944 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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3 years ago, Singer Danny Woods died in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was 75 years old. (2018)
Daniel Woods was born March 27, 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia.


January 11


132 years ago, "Manzarene" Player George Washington Phillips was born in Simsboro, Texas. (1889)
Washington Phillips died September 20, 1954 in Simsboro, Texas. He was 77 years old.

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131 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Bud Scott was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1890)
He died July 2, 1949 in Los Angeles, California. He was 59 years old.

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126 years ago, The Inventor of the Hammond Organ Laurens Hammond was born in Evanston, Illinois. (1895)
He died July 3, 1973 in Cornwall, Connecticut. He was 78 years old.

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121 years ago, Trombonist Wilbur DeParis was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana. (1900)
He died January 3, 1973 in New York, N.Y. He was 72 years old.

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120 years ago, Violinist Walter Henri Dyett was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1901)
Walter Dyett died November 17, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 68 years old.

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115 years ago, The "Father of LSD" Albert Hofmann was born in Baden, Switzerland. (1906)
Dr. Hoffman died April 29, 2008 in Burg im Leimental, Switzerland. He was 102 years old.

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The Tab Smith Orchestra

112 years ago, Alto Saxophonist Talmadge Smith was born in Kingston, N.C. (1909)
Tab Smith died August 17, 1971 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 62 years old.

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110 years ago, Western Swing Vocalist Tommy Duncan was born in Hillsboro, Texas. (1911)
He died July 25, 1967 after a show in San Diego, California. He was 56 years old.

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102 years ago, Folksinger Ed McCurdy was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (1919)
He died March 23, 2000 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 81 years old.

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101 years ago, Trombonist Bob Enevoldsen was born in Billings, Montana. (1920)
He died November 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. He was 85 years old.

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98 years ago, Drummer Osie Johnson was born in Washington, D.C. (1923)
James Johnson died February 10, 1966 in New York, N.Y. He was 43 years old.

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97 years ago, Singer Donald Ross Cherry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. (1924)
Don Cherry died April 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 94 years old.

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97 years ago, Bluesman James Moore was born in Lobdell, Louisiana. (1924)
Slim Harpo died of a heart attack January 31, 1970 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 46 years old.

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95 years ago, Singer Hayward Carbo was born in Houma, Louisiana. (1926)
Chuck Carbo died July 11, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 82 years old.

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94 years ago, Saxophonist Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1927)
He died February 13, 1995 in Cologne, Germany. He was 68 years old.

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93 years ago, Pianist/Composer Calvin Massey was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1928)
Cal Massey died October 25, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 44 years old.

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91 years ago, Pianist Johnny Varro was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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88 years ago, Country Singer Argolda Voncile Hill was born in Karnes City, Texas. (1933)
Goldie Hill died February 24, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 72 years old.

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(Top L-R) Ernie Price, Chuck Barksdale, Herbie Miles and Austin Powell

86 years ago, Bass Singer Charles Barksdale was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chuck Barksdale!

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85 years ago, Guitarist James L. Payne was born in Garrard County, Kentucky. (1936)
Jody Payne died August 10, 2013 in Stapleton, Alabama. He was 77 years old.

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85 years ago, "The Swamp Boogie Queen", Kathryn Jewel Thorne was born in Houston, Texas. (1936)
Katie Webster died of heart failure September 5, 1999 in League City, Texas. She was 63 years old.

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79 years ago, Saxophonist Clarence Anicholas Clemons, Jr. was born in Norfolk, Virginia. (1942)
Clarence Clemons died June 18, 2011 in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was 69 years old.

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77 years ago, Steel Guitarist Calvin Cooke was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Calvin!

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75 years ago, Country Star Naomi Judd was born in Ashland, Kentucky. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Naomi!

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75 years ago, Keyboardist Anthony John Selridge was born in Leicester, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony Kaye!

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73 years ago, Drummer Terrence Williams was born in Swansea, Wales. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry Williams!

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72 years ago, Singer Daryl Braithwaite was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Daryl!

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Dennis Greene, front row, second from right

72 years ago, Singer Frederick Greene was born in New York, N.Y. (1949)
Dennis Greene died September 5, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. He was 66 years old.

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72 years ago, Singer Tom Netherton was born in Munich Germany. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom!

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71 years ago, Bluesman Kenny Ray Ladner was born in Lodi, California. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny "Blue" Ray!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Lee Mack Ritenour was born in Hollywood, California. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee Ritenour!

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65 years ago. Country Singer/Songwriter Robert Earl Keen was born in Houston, Texas. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert Earl!

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63 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Victoria Anne Theresa Peterson was born in Northridge, California. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vicki Peterson!

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57 years ago, Singer Siobhan Maher was born in Liverpool, England. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Siobhan!

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53 years ago, Guitarist Thomas Martin Dumont was born in Los Angeles, California. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom Dumont!

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50 years ago, Singer Mary J. Blige was born in Yonkers, N.Y. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mary J. !

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46 years ago, Electronic Musician Aaron Funk was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Venetian Snares!

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40 years ago, Singer Jamelia Niela Davis was born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jamelia!

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40 years ago, Singer Thomas Peter Meighan was born in Leicestershire, England. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom Meighan!

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38 years ago, Singer/Saxophonist Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti was born in Lagos, Nigeria. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Seun Kuti!

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36 years ago, Singer Rie Funakoshi was born in Tokyo, Japan. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rié Fu!

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36 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner was born in Reigate, Surrey, England. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Newton Faulkner!

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27 years ago, Pianist Ram Ramirez died in Queens, N.Y. He was 80 years old. (1994)
Roger J. Ramirez was born September 15, 1913 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Ike Isaacs, Jack Llewellyn and Bert Weedon

25 years ago, Guitarist Ike Isaacs died in Sydney, Australia. He was 76 years old. (1996)
He was born December 1, 1919 in Rangoon, Burma.

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24 years ago, Singer Cavan O'Connor died in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. He was 97 years old. (1997)
Clarence Patrick O'Connor was born July 1, 1899 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.

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David Carr, Glen Dale, Rod Allen, Andy Brown and Barry Pritchard

22 years ago, Guitarist/Vocalist Barry Pritchard died in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. He was 54 years old. (1999)
Barry Arthur Pritchard was born April 3, 1944 in Birmingham, England.

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20 years ago, Percussionist George Jinda died in New York, N.Y. He was 59 years old. (2001)
He was born June 4, 1941 in Budapest, Hungary.

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19 years ago, Saxophonist Gene Dinwiddie died in La Puente, Los Angeles, California. He was 65 years old. (2002)
Charles Dinwiddie was born September 19, 1936 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Mickey Finn and Marc Bolan

18 years ago, Percussionist Mickey Finn of T-Rex died in Croydon, London, England. He was 55 years old. (2003)
He was born June 3, 1947 in Thornton Heath, England.

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18 years ago, Trombonist Bill Russo died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 74 years old. (2003)
He was born June 25, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois.

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17 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter Max D. Barnes died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 67 years old. (2004)
He was born July 24, 1936 in Hardscratch, Iowa.

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17 years ago, Tuba Fats died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 53 years old. (2004)
Anthony Lacen was born September 15, 1950 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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16 years ago. Jefferson Airplane Drummer Spencer Dryden died of cancer in Petaluma, California. He was 66 years old. (2005)
He was born April 7, 1938 in New York, N.Y.

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16 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Jimmy Griffin died in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 61 years old. (2005)
James Arthur Griffin was born August 10, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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6 years ago, Actress Anita Ekberg died in Rocca di Papa, Italy. She was 83 years old. (2015)
Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was born September 29, 1931 in Malmö, Sweden.

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4 years ago, Musician Tommy Allsup died in Springfield, Missouri. He was 85 years old. (2017)
He was born November 24, 1931 in Owasso, Oklahoma.

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Tuba Player Howard Johnson died in New York. He was 79 years old. (2021)
Howard Louis Johnson was born August 7, 1941 in Montgomery, Alabama.


January 10


124 years ago, Bluesman Sam Chatmon of the Mississippi Sheiks was born in Boltmon, Mississippi. (1897)
He died February 2, 1983 in Hollandale, Mississippi. He was 86 years old.

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108 years ago, Saxophonist Haywood Frank Henry was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1913)
Haywood Henry died September 15, 1994 in New York, N.Y. He was 81 years old.

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106 years ago, Pianist/Vocalist Woodrow Wilson Johnson was born in Darlington, S.C. (1915)
Buddy Johnson died February 9, 1977 in New York, N.Y. He was 62 years old.

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Aretha Franklin and Jerry Wexler

104 years ago, Producer Gerald Wexler was born in New York, N.Y. (1917)
Jerry Wexler died August 15, 2008 in Sarasota, Florida. He was 91 years old.

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97 years ago, Drummer Maxwell Roach was born in New Land, North Carolina. (1924)
Max Roach died August 16, 2007 in New York, N.Y. He was 83 years old.

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95 years ago, Trombonist William DeBerardinis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1926)
Willie Dennis died July 8, 1965 in a New York, N.Y. car crash. He was 39 years old.

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95 years ago, Bluesman Neal Pattman was born in Madison County, Georgia. (1926)
He died May 4, 2005 in Athens, Georgia. He was 81 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer Gisèle Marie Louise Marguerite LaFlèche was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (1927)
Gisèle MacKenzie died September 5, 2003 in Burbank, California. She was 76 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer John Alvin Ray was born in Dallas, Oregon. (1927)
Johnnie Ray died February 24, 1990 in Los Angeles, California. He was 63 years old.

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91 years ago, Bluesman Byron Everett Gipson, Jr. was born in Burlington. Iowa. (1930)
Byron "Wild Child" Gipson died January 30, 1994 in Peoria, Illinois.

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91 years ago, Bassist/Ukelele Player Lyle Ritz was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1930)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lyle!

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87 years ago, Folk Singer Louis Joseph Killen was born in Gateshead, England. (1934)
Louisa Jo Killen died August 9, 2013 in Gateshead, England. She was 79 years old.

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87 years ago, Bluesman Bob Kirkpatrick was born in Haynesville, Louisiana. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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86 years ago, Bandleader Ronnie Hawkins was born in Huntsville, Arkansas. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ronnie!

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86 years ago, Bluesman Eddie Harrington was born in Macon, Mississippi. (1935)
Eddy Clearwater died June 1, 2018 in Skokie, Illinois. He was 83 years old.

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83 years ago, Baseball Great Willie Lee McCovey was born in Mobile, Alabama. (1938)
Willie McCovey died October 31, 2018 in Stanford, California. He was 83 years old.

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82 years ago, Actor Salvatore Mineo Jr. was born in Harlem, New York. (1939)
Sal Mineo was stabbed to death February 12, 1976 in West Hollywood, California. He was 37 years old.

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82 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Philip Wallach Blondheim was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1939)
Scott McKenzie died August 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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James Brown, Waymon Reed, Kush Griffith, Fred Wesley, Peewee Ellis, (Maceo Parker and St. Clair Pinckney with backs to camera)

81 years ago, Trumpeter Waymon Reed was born in Fayetteville, N.C. (1940)
He died of cancer November 25, 1983 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 43 years old.

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78 years ago, Singer/Songwriter James Croce was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1943)
Jim Croce died September 2, 1973 in a Nagatoches, Louisiana plane crash. He was 30 years old.

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77 years ago, Singer Franklin Wayne Sinatra was born in Jersey City, N.J. (1944)
Frank Sinatra, Jr. died March 16, 2016 in Daytona, Florida. He was 72 years old.

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Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck

76 years ago, Vocalist Rod Stewart was born in London, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rod!

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75 years ago, Drummer Aynsley Dunbar was born in Liverpool, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Aynsley!

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Wayne Fontana, Ric Rothwell, Bob Lang, Eric Stewart

75 years ago, Bassist Bob Lang was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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73 years ago, Donald Fagen of Steely Dan was born in Passaic, N.J. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Donald!

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Fayette Pinkney, left, with Sheila Ferguson and Valerie Holiday

73 years ago, Fayette Pinkney of The Three Degrees was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1948)
She died June 27, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was 61 years old.

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72 years ago, Actress Linda Boreman was born in the Bronx, N.Y. (1949)
Linda Lovelace died April 22, 2002 from injuries suffered in a Denver, Colorado car crash. She was 53 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer/Percussionist Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cyril!

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70 years ago, Alejandro Escovedo was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alejandro!

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69 years ago, Bassist William Parker was born in New York, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to William!

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69 years ago, Rocker Scott Thurston was born in Medford, Oregon. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Scott!

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68 years ago, Rocker Pat Andrzejewski was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pat Benatar!

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68 years ago, Guitarist Michael Stern was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Stern!

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66 years ago, Singer Luci Martin was born in New York, N.Y. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Luci!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Michael Schenker was born in Savstedt, West Germany. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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66 years ago, Guitarist Jimmy Vivino was born in Paterson, New Jersey. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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65 years ago, Shawn Colvin was born in Vermillion, South Dakota. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shawn!

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65 years ago, Musician Donovan Letts was born in London, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Don Letts!

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63 years ago, Singer Samira Bensaïd was born in Rabat, Morocco. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Samira Said!

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62 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Curtis Matthew Kirkwood was born in Amarillo, Texas. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Curt Kirkwood!

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57 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Bradley Kenneth Roberts was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brad Roberts!

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56 years ago, Singer Nathan Marcellus Moore was born in Stamford Hill‎, London, England. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nathan!

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53 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Olufemi Sanyaolu was born in Lagos, Nigeria. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keziah Jones!

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50 years ago, Saxophonist/Clarinetist Ernie Caceres died in San Antonio, Texas. He was 59 years old. (1971)
Ernesto Caceres was born November 22, 1911 in Rockport, Texas.

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46 years ago, Bassist Eddie Safranski died in Los Angeles, California. He was 55 years old. (1974)
Edward Safranski was born December 25, 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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45 years ago, Dana Fuchs was born in New Jersey. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dana!

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45 years ago, Bluesman Howlin' Wolf died following brain surgery in Hines, Illinois. He was 65 years old. (1976)
Chester Arthur Burnett was born June 10, 1910 in White Station, Mississippi.

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44 years ago, Cornetist Doc Evans died in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 69 years old. (1977)
He was born June 20, 1907 in Spring Valley, Minnesota.

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43 years ago, Guitarist Matt Roberts was born in Escatawpa, Mississippi. (1978)
He died August 20, 2016 in West Bend, Wisconsin. He was 38 years old.

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43 years ago, Singer Brent Stephen Smith was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brent Smith!

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43 years ago, Honky Tonk Guitarist Zeb Turner died in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was 62 years old. (1978)
William Grishaw was born June 23, 1915 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Chris Smith and Chris Kelly

42 years ago, Rapper Chris Smith was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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39 years ago, Singer Valerie June Hockett was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Valerie June!

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35 years ago, Saxophonist Joe Farrell died in Los Angeles, California. He was 49 years old. (1986)
Joseph Carl Firrantello was born December 16, 1937 in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

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34 years ago, Singer Marion Hutton died in Kirkland, Washington. She was 67 years old. (1987)
Marion Thornburg was born March 10, 1919 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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31 years ago, Bluesman "Little" Walter Mitchell died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 70 years old. (1990)
Walter Mitchell was born March 19, 1919 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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31 years ago, Guitarist Gene Phillips died in Lakewood, California. He was 74 years old. (1990)
He was born July 25, 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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26 years ago, Pianist Luca Sestak was born in Celle, Germany. (1995)
Hauoli la Hanau to Luca!

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22 years ago, Guitarist Sonny Forriest died in Capital Heights, Maryland. He was 64 years old. (1999)
Elbert McKinley Forriest was born May 21, 1934 in Pendleton, North Carolina.

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22 years ago, Singer Frank Parker died in Titusville, Florida. He was 95 years old. (1999)
He was born April 29, 1903 in New York, N.Y.

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21 years ago, Bluesman Wade Walton died in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was 77 years old. (2000)
He was born October 10, 1923 in Lombardy, Mississippi.

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15 years ago, Critic Phil Elwood died of heart failure in San Francisco, California. He was 79 years old. (2006)
Philip Elwood was born March 19, 1926 in Berkeley, California.

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15 years ago, Bluesman Lester "Wizard" King committed suicide in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 52 years old. (2006)
He was born April 13, 1953 in Van Buren, Arkansas.

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13 years ago, Bassist Rod Allen died in Eastern Green, Coventry, England. He was 63 years old. (2008)
He was born March 31, 1944 in Leicester, England.

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10 years ago, Boško Petrović died in Zagreb, Croatia. He was 75 years old. (2011)
He was born February 18, 1935 in Bjelovar, Croatia.

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10 years ago, Singer Margaret Whiting died in Englewood, N.J. She was 86 years old. (2011)
Margaret Eleanor Whiting was born July 22, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan.

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8 years ago, Pianist/Bandleader George Gruntz died in Basel, Switzerland. He was 80 years old. (2013)
He was born June 24, 1932 in Basel, Switzerland.

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Miles Davis and Claude Nobs - 1984

8 years ago, Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs died in Montreux, Switzerland. He was 76 years old. (2013)
He was born February 4, 1936 in Montreux, Switzerland.

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Martin Jack Rosenblum and Jack Grassel

7 years ago, "Rock n' Roll Professor" Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was 67 years old. (2014)
He was born August 19, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin.

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5 years ago, Rock Icon David Bowie died in New York, N.Y. He was 69 years old. (2016)
David Robert Heywood Jones was born January 8, 1947 in London, England.

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4 years ago, Singer Buddy Greco died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 90 years old. (2017)
Armando Greco was born August 14, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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3 years ago, Guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke died in London, England. He was 67 years old. (2018)
Edward Allan Clarke was born October 5, 1950 in Twickenham, London, England.


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