June 16


229 years ago, Trumpeter Francis B. Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1792)
Frank Johnson died April 6, 1844 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 51 years old.

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131 years ago, Comedian Arthur Stanley Jefferson was born in Ulverston, England. (1890)
Stan Laurel died of a heart attack February 23, 1965 in Santa Monica, California. He was 74 years old.

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Photo by: Bob Barry

102 years ago, Guitarist Al Viola was born in New York, N.Y. (1919)
He died February 21, 2007 in Studio City, California. He was 87 years old.

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97 years ago, Saxophonist Eli Thompson was born in Columbia, South Carolina. (1924)
Lucky Thompson died July 30, 2005 in Seattle, Washington. He was 81 years old.

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96 years ago, Cornetist Emmett Hardy died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 22 years old. (1925)
Emmett Louis Hardy was born June 12, 1903 in Gretna, Louisiana.

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87 years ago, Singer Carl Burnett was born in Los Angeles, California. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Little Caesar!

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85 years ago, Saxophonist Lin Halliday was born in De Queen, Arkansas.(1936)
He died January 25, 2000 in Chicago, Illinois. He was

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82 years ago, "Mr. Country Rock" William Wayne Craddock was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy "Crash" Craddock!

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82 years ago, Pianist Albert Preston Dailey was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1939)
Albert Dailey died June 26, 1984 in Denver, Colorado. He was 45 years old.

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82 years ago, The "Little Giant of the Drums" Chick Webb died after a major operation in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 30 years old. (1939)
William Henry Webb was born February 10, 1909 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward and George Gershwin

81 years ago, Writer DuBose Heyward died in Charleston, S.C. He was 55 years old. (1940)
Eugene DuBose Heyward was born August 31, 1885 in Charleston, S.C.

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81 years ago, Bluesman Nolan Struck was born in Dunson, Louisiana. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nolan!

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Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland

80 years ago, Lamont Dozier of the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lamont!

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80 years ago, Singer Robbie Montgomery was born in Columbus, Mississippi. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robbie!

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Gerald and Eddie Levert

79 years ago, Singer Eddie Levert was born in Canton, Ohio. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eddie!

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79 years ago, Singer John Henry Rostill was born in Kings Norton, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. (1942)
John Rostill died November 26, 1973 in Radlett, Hertfordshire, England. He was 31 years old.

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77 years ago, Keyboardist Michael Weaver was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mick Weaver aka Wynder K. Frog!

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76 years ago, John Collins Dawson IV was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1945)
John "Marmaduke" Dawson died July 21, 2009 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He was 64 years old.

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76 years ago, Pianist Ivan Guimarães Lins was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ivan Lins!

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75 years ago, Trumpeter Tom Harrell was born in Urbana, Illinois. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom!

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75 years ago, Iain Matthew McDonald was born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian Matthews!

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74 years ago, Trombonist Tom Malone was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Bones" Malone!

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73 years ago, Bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel was born in in Le Havre, France. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jean-Jacques!

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73 years ago, Drummer Fredy Studer was born in Lucerne, Switzerland. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Fredy!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Emil Thielhelm was born in New York, N.Y. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peppy Castro!

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71 years ago, Guitarist Garrick Roberts was born in Dublin, Ireland. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Garry Roberts!

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71 years ago, Singer James Smith was born in New York, N.Y. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to James!

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70 years ago, Singer Charlie Dominici was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charlie!

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69 years ago, Drummer Rob Kloet was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rob!

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69 years ago, Singer Gino Vanelli was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gino!

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68 years ago, Drummer Malcolm Paul Mortimore was born in Wimbledon, London, England. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Malcolm Mortimore!

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68 years ago, Drummer Ian F. Mosley was born in Paddington, London, England. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian!

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67 years ago, Pianist Sergey Anatolyevich Kuryokhin was born in Murmansk, Russia. (1954)
Sergey Kuryokhin died of heart disease July 9, 1996 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was 42 years old.

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67 years ago, Drummer Doane Perry was born in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Doane!

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59 years ago, Afro Pop Star Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti was born in London, England. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Femi Kuti!

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56 years ago, Saxophonist Javon Jackson was born in Carthage, Missouri. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Javon!

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53 years ago, Patrick Waite was born in Birmingham, England. (1968)
He died February 18 ,1993 in Birmingham, England. He was 24 years old.

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51 years ago, Guitarist Lonnie Johnson died in Toronto, Ontario. He was 71 years old. (1970)
Alonzo Johnson was born February 8, 1899 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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51 years ago, Wayne Shanklin died June 16, 1970 in Santa Barbara, California. He was 54 years old. (1970)
He was born June 6, 1916 in Joplin, Missouri.

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50 years ago, Rapper Lesane Parish Crooks was born in New York, N.Y. (1971)
2Pac Shakur was murdered September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 25 years old.

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Johnny Ace, Don Robey and Bobby "Blue" Bland
Photo by Michael Ochs

46 years ago, Record Label Owner/Producer Don Robey died in Houston, Texas. He was 71 years old. (1975)
He was born November 1, 1903 in Houston, Texas.

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42 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Ari Hest was born in New York, N.Y. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ari!

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40 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Benjamin Lev Kweller was born in San Francisco, California. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ben Kweller!

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39 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Matthew Albert Costa was born in Huntington Beach, California. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Matt Costa!

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39 years ago, Singer Warren Ryanes died in Newark, New Jersey. He was 44 years old. (1982)
He was born December 14, 1937 in Newark, New Jersey.

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39 years ago, Guitarist James "Honeyman" Scott died of a cocaine/heroin overdose in London, England. He was 24 years old. (1982)
He was born November 4, 1956 in Hereford, Hereford, England.

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34 years ago, Trumpeter Kid Thomas Valentine died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 91 years old. (1987)
Thomas Valentine was born February 3, 1896 in Reserve, Louisiana.

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33 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Keshia Chanté Harper was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (1988)
Hauoli la Hanau to Keshia Chanté!

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33 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Leeland Dayton Mooring was born in Baytown, Texas. (1988)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leeland!

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27 years ago, Bassist Kristen Pfaff died in Seattle, Washington. She was 27 years old. (1994)
She was born May 26, 1967 in Buffalo, N.Y.

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24 years ago, Trumpeter Rolf Ericson died in Stockholm, Sweden. He was 74 years old. (1997)
He was born August 29, 1922 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Jeff Beck and "Screaming Lord" Sutch

22 years ago, "Screaming Lord" Sutch committed suicide in South Harrow, London, England. He was 58 years old. (1999)
David Sutch was born November 10, 1940 in Harrow, Middlesex, England.

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16 years ago, Guitarist Billy Bauer died in Melville, N.Y. He was 89 years old. (2005)
William Henry Bauer was born November 14, 1915 in New York, N.Y.

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Seated from left: Yvonne, Alyce. Standing: Donna, Luise, Maxine, Marilyn

14 years ago, Singer Donna King died in Plano, Texas. She was 88 years old. (2007)
Donna Olivia Griggs was born September 3, 1918 in Sanford, Colorado.

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12 years ago, Saxophonist Charlie Mariano died in Colgne, Germany. He was 85 years old. (2009)
Carmine Ugo Mariano was born November 11, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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11 years ago, Guitarist Garry Shider died in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He was 56 years old. (2010)
Garry Marshall Shider was born July 24, 1953 in Plainfield, New Jersey.

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11 years ago, Bluesman Jo Jo Williams died in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 86 years old. (2010)
Joseph Eginger Williams was born in October 7, 1923 Coahoma, Mississippi.

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6 years ago, Singer Mighty Sam McClain died in New Hampshire. He was 72 years old. (2015)
He was born April 15, 1943 in Monroe, Louisiana.

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5 years ago, Pianist Sir Charles Thompson died in Tokyo, Japan. He was 98 years old. (2016)
Charles Phillip Thompson was born March 21, 1918 in Springfield, Ohio.

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2 years ago, Singer/Comedian Bishop Bullwinkle died in Plant City, Florida. He was 70 years old. (2019)
Bernard Thomas was born August 22, 1948 in Tampa, Florida.


June 15


129 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Doie Hensley Owens was born in Killeen, Texas. (1892)
Tex Owens died of a heart attack September 9, 1962 in Baden, Texas. He was 70 years old.

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121 years ago, Composer Otto Clarence Luening was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1900)
He died September 2, 1996 in New York, N.Y. He was 96 years old.

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121 years ago, Trumpeter Paul J. Mares was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1900)
Paul Mares died August 18, 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 49 years old.

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120 years ago, Musician/Ethnomusicologist John Wesley Work III was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee. (1901)
John Work died May 17, 1967 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 65 years old.

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112 years ago, Clarinetist Mickey Katz was born in Cleveland, Ohio. (1909)
He died April 30, 1985 in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old.

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111 years ago, Clarinetist David Rose was born in London, England. (1910)
He died August 23, 1990 in Burbank, California. He was 80 years old.

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106 years ago, Guitarist Allan Reuss was born in New York, N.Y. (1915)
He died June 4, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. He was 72 years old.

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104 years ago, Country Singer Leon Payne was born in Alba, Texas. (1917)
He died September 11, 1969 in San Antonio, Texas. He was 52 years old.

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99 years ago, Pianist John A. Byard, Jr. was born in Worchester, Massachussetts. (1922)
Jaki Byard died February 11, 1999 from a gunshot wound in Queens, N.Y. He was 76 years old.

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98 years ago, Pianist Erroll Louis Garner was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1923)
Erroll Garner died January 7, 1977 in Los Angeles, California. He was 53 years old.

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94 years ago, Drummer George Kawaguchi was born in Fukakusa, Kyoto, Japan. (1927)
He died of a brain hemorrhage November 1, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan. He was 76 years old.

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92 years ago, Pianist Gideon "Mgibe" Nxumalo was born in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. (1929)
He died December 24, 1970 in South Africa. He was 41 years old.

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92 years ago, Pianist Geoffrey Penwill Parsons was born in Sydney, Australia. (1929)
Geoffrey Parsons died January 26, 1995 in London, England. He was 65 years old.

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92 years ago, Guitarist Nigel Pickering was born in Pontiac, Michigan. (1929)
He died May 5, 2011 in St. Augustine, Florida. He was 81 years old.

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87 years ago, Singer Ruby Nash Garnett was born in Akron Ohio. (1934)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ruby Nash!

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85 years ago, Trumpeter Edward Hankins Tarr was born in Norwich, Connecticut. (1936)
Edward Tarr died March 24, 2020 in Rheinfelden,Germany. He was 83 years old.

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Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings

84 years ago, "Country Outlaw" Waylon Arnold Jennings was born in Littleton, Texas (1937)
Waylon Jennings died of complications from diabetes February 13, 2002 in Chandler, Arizona. He was 64 years old.

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83 years ago, Bassist Aron Burton was born in Senatobia, Mississippi. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Aron!

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83 years ago, Drummer Tony Oxley was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony!

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81 years ago, Singer Nancy King was born in Portland, Oregon. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nancy!

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Buddy Holly and Peggy Sue

81 years ago, Peggy Sue Gerron was born in Olton, Texas. (1940)
Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham died October 1, 2018 in Lubbock, Texas. She was 78 years old.

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

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78 years ago, Pop Star Jean-Philippe Smet was born in Paris, France. (1943)
Johnny Hallyday died December 6, 2017 in Marnes-la-Coquette, France. He was 74 years old.

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78 years ago, Bassist Mervyn Winwood was born in Erdington, Birmingham, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Muff Winwood!

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77 years ago, Songwriter/Musician Eddie Hinton was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1944)
He died July 28, 1995 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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75 years ago, Neville John Holder was born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Noddy Holder!

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Diane, Peggy, Kathy and Janet Lennon

75 years ago, Singer Janet Lennon was born in Los Angeles, California. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Janet!

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75 years ago, Singer Artemios Ventouris Roussos was born in Alexandria, Egypt. (1946)
Demis Roussos died January 25, 2015 in Athens, Greece. He was 68 years old.

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75 years ago, Guitarist Leo Nocentelli was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leo!

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

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72 years ago, Guitarist Michael Lutz was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike Lutz!

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72 years ago, "Telephone Man" Singer Meri Wilson was born in Nagoya, Japan. (1949)
She was killed December 29, 2003 in an Americus, Georgia car accident. She was 53 years old.

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70 years ago, Bassist Craig Gruber was born in Cortland, N.Y. (1951)
He died May 5, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 63 years old.

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70 years ago, Steve Walsh was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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67 years ago, Country-Pop Singer/Songwriter Terri Gibbs was born in Augusta, Georgia. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terri!

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LtoR: Phonso Martin, Michael Riley, David Hinds, Selwyn Brown, Basil Gabbidon, Steve Nisbett, Ronnie McQueen

65 years ago, Singer/Guitarist David Hinds of Steel Pulse was born in Birmingham, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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63 years ago, Guitarist Bradley Frank Gillis was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brad Gillis!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Vicki Genfan was born in Ithaca, N.Y. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vicki!

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62 years ago, Saxophonist Nicolas Simion was born in Dumbravita, Romania. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nicolas!

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60 years ago, Bassist Kai Eckhardt was born in Mainz, Germany. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kai!

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60 years ago, Guitarist John Hart was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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58 years ago, Drummer Scott Rockenfield was born in Seattle, Washington. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to SRock!

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53 years ago, Guitarist Wes Montgomery died of a heart attack in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 45 years old. (1968)
John Leslie Montgomery was born March 6, 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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52 years ago, Rapper O'Shea Jackson was born in Los Angeles, California. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ice Cube!

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48 years ago, Singer Beth Torbert was born in New Delhi, India. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bif Naked!

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45 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Gary Lightbody was born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary!

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40 years ago, Singer/Guitarist William Dean Martin was born in Annapolis, Maryland. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Martin!

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38 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Laura Imbruglia was born in Sydney, Australia. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Laura!

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25 years ago, Singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California She was 78 years old. (1996)
She was born April 25, 1918 in Newport News, Virginia.

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20 years ago, Bluesman Joe Carter died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 73 years old. (2001)
He was born November 6, 1927 in Midland, Georgia.

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18 years ago, Guitarist Volker Kriegel died at his daughter’s house in Spain. He was 59 years old. (2003)
He was born December 24, 1943 in Darmstadt, Germany.

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17 years ago, Bassist Lennie Bush died in London, England. He was 86 years old. (2004)
Leonard Walter Bush was born June 6, 1927 in London, England.

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15 years ago, Guitarist Sam Mitchell died in Liverpool, England. He was 56 years old. (2006)
He was born April 21,1950 in Liverpool, England.

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14 years ago, Keyboardist Richard Bell died of cancer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was 61 years old. (2007)
He was born March 5, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Rune Gustafsson and Zoot Sims

9 years ago, Guitarist Rune Gustafsson died in Stockholm, Sweden. He was 79 years old. (2012)
Rune Urban Gustafsson was born August 25, 1933 in Göteborg, Sweden.

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Mitch Miller and Gloria Lambert

8 years ago, Singer Gloria Lambert died in West Hollywood, California. She was 76 years old. (2013)
She was born July 14, 1936 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Alan Caddy, Roger LaVern, Clem Cattini, Heinz Burt and George Bellamy

8 years ago, Keyboardist Roger LaVern died in London, England. He was 75 years old. (2013)
Roger Jackson was born November 11, 1938 in Kidderminster, England.

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7 years ago, DJ Casey Kasem died in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82 years old. (2014)
Kemal Amin Kasem was born April 27, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan.

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3 years ago, Drummer Nick Knox died in Garfield Heights, Ohio. He was 60 years old. (2018)
Nicholas George Stephanoff was born during 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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3 years ago, Guitarist Matt "Guitar" Murphy died in Miami, Florida. He was 88 years old. (2018)
Matthew Tyler Murphy was born December 29, 1929 in Sunflower, Mississippi.


June 14


126 years ago, "The Voice of Jiminy Cricket" Cliff Edwards was born in Hannibal, Missouri. (1895)
Ukulele Ike died July 18, 1971 in Hollywood, California. He was 76 years old.

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113 years ago, Band Leader/Composer John Scott Trotter was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. (1908)
He died October 29, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. He was 67 years old.

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113 years ago, Pianist/Composer "Blind Tom" died in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was 59 years old. (1908)
Thomas Wiggins was born May 25, 1849 in Harris County, Georgia.

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112 years ago, Folk Singer Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives was born in Huntington Township, Jasper County, Illinois. (1909)
Burl Ives died April 14, 1995 in Anacortes, Washington. He was 85 years old.

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Christine, Phyllis and Dorothy McGuire

105 years ago, Singer/Actress Dorothy Hackett McGuire was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1916)
Dotty McGuire died September 13, 2001 in Santa Monica, California. She was 84 years old.

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102 years ago, Singer/Actress Florinda Grandino de Oliveira was born in São Paulo, Brazil. (1919)
Linda Batista died April 17, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro. She was 78 years old.

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94 years ago, Guitarist Joe Cinderella was bornin Newark, New Jersey. (1927)
He died October 27, 2012 in Whiting, New Jersey. He was 85 years old.

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93 years ago, Marxist Revolutionary Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna was born in Rosario, Argentina. (1928)
Che Guevara was murdered October 9, 1967 in Vallegrande, Bolivia. He was 39 years old.

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90 years ago, Saxophonist Autry De Walt Mixon was born in Blytheville, Arkansas. (1931)
Junior Walker died November 23, 1995 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He was 64 years old.

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85 years ago, Singer Renaldo "Obie" Benson of the Four Tops was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1936)
He died of lung cancer July 1, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 69 years old.

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84 years ago, Pianist Burton Greene was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Burton!

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83 years ago, Singer Julie Ann Felix was born in Santa Barbara, California. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Julie Felix!

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83 years ago, Trombonist Ian McDougall was born in Calgary, Canada. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian!

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81 years ago, Bassist Kent Carter was born in Hanover, New Hampshire. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kent!

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80 years ago, Soul Singer Sam Baker was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sam!

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80 years ago, "Blues Queen" Sylvia Lee Burton was born in Wabbaseka, Arkansas. (1941)
Sylvia Embry died February 28, 1992 in Chicago, Illinois. She was 50 years old.

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79 years ago, Soul Singer Garland Green was born in Dunleath, Mississippi. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Garland!

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79 years ago, Keyboardist Peter Naphtali Lemer was born in London, England. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter Lemer!

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78 years ago, Keyboardist Dewey Lindon Oldham Jr. was born in Center Star, Alabama. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Spooner Oldham!

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76 years ago, Keyboardist/Songwriter Rodney Terence Argent was born in St. Alban's, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rod Argent!

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76 years ago, Guitarist Tiit Paulus was born in Tallinn, Estonia. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tiit!

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75 years ago, Guitarist Ernest Harold Graham was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1946)
Ernie Graham died April 27, 2001 in London, England. He was 54 years old.

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75 years ago, Drummer Janusz Stefanski was born in Krakow, Poland. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Janusz!

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74 years ago, Pianist Darius Brubeck was born in San Franciso, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Darius!

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74 years ago, Guitarist/Attorney Barry Melton was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanai to Barry!

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74 years ago, Bassist Paul Fraser Rudolph was born in Vancouver, Canada. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanai to Paul Rudolph!

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72 years ago, Bassist James Whild Lea was born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim Lea!

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72 years ago, Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba was born in Kasai, The Congo. (1949)
Papa Wemba died April 24, 2016 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. He was 66 years old.

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72 years ago, Drummer Alan White was born in Pelton, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan!

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71 years ago, Pianist/Singer Daryl Sherman was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Daryl!

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69 years ago, Bassist John Kirby died in Hollywood, California. He was 43 years old. (1952)
He was born December 31, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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68 years ago, David Lynn Thomas was born in Miami, Florida. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to David Thomas!

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Photo By: Steve Stoddard

65 years ago, Harp Player Kevin Coleman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kevin!

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65 years ago, Vocalist Kim Bendix Petersen was born in Hvidovre, Denmark. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to King Diamond!

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63 years ago, Pianist Kenneth Sidney Drew, Jr. was born in New York, N.Y. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny Drew, Jr.!

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63 years ago, Drummer Brian David Willis was born in Portland, Oregon. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Brian!

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63 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Jay Willie was born in Newtown, Connecticut. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jay!

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62 years ago, Bassist William Henry Marcus Miller was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marcus Miller!

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61 years ago, Drummer Gary Husband was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary!

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60 years ago, Pop Singer George Alan O'Dowd was born in Bexleybeath, Eltham, Kent, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Boy George!

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59 years ago, Reggae Singer Hugh Mundell was born in East Kingston, Jamaica. (1962)
He was shot and killed during 1983 in East Kingston, Jamaica. He was 21 years old.

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58 years ago, Guitarist Christopher Lee DeGarmo was born in Wenatchee, Washington. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris DeGarmo!

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56 years ago, Metal Guitarist Michael Scaccia was born in Babylon, N.Y. (1965)
Mike Scaccia died on stage December 22, 2012 at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 47 years old.

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53 years ago, Singer Ken Errair died in a California airplane crash. He was 38 years old. (1968)
He was born January 23, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan.

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53 years ago, Country Music Pioneer Ernest "Pop" Stoneman died in Carroll Country, Virginia. He was 75 years old. (1968)
Ernest V. Stoneman was born May 25, 1893 in Monorat, Carroll Country, Virginia.

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52 years ago, Rapper Lorenzo Jerald Patterson was born in Compton, California. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to MC Ren!

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52 years ago, Wynonie "Mr. Blues" Harris died of throat cancer in Los Angeles, California. He was 53 years old. (1969)
He was born August 24, 1915 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Van Fields, Airrion Love, Herb Murrell and Harold Eban Brown

49 years ago, Singer Harold Eban Brown of The Stylistics was born in Newark, N.J. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eban Brown!

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46 years ago, Robert Thomas Nanna was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob Nanna!

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45 years ago, De'Adre Danielle Aziza was born in Teaneck, New Jersey. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to De'Adre!

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Lefty Bates, Horace Palm and Quinn Wilson

43 years ago, Bassist Quinn Wilson died in Evanston, Illinois. He was 74 years old. (1978)
He was born December 26, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois.

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41 years ago, Saxophonist Charles Miller was murdered during a robbery attempt in Los Angeles, California. He was 41 years old. (1980)
He was born June 2, 1939 in Olathe, Kansas.

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37 years ago, Singer Siobhán Emma Donaghy was born in London, England. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Siobhán Donaghy!

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Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Pete de Freitas and Les Pattinson

32 years ago, Drummer Pete de Freitas died in a motorcycle accident. He was 27 years old. (1989)
Pete Louis Vincent de Freitas was born August 2, 1961 in Liverpool, England.

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Lionel Grigson - keyboards, vocals. Dick Morrissey - saxophones, flute, vocals. Dave Quincy - saxophones. Daryl Runswick - bass. Terry Smith – guitar.

27 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Lionel Grigson died in London, England. He was 52 years old. (1994)
He was born February 12, 1942 in England.

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27 years ago, Composer/Arranger/Conductor Henry Mancini died in Beverly Hills, California. He was 70 years old. (1994)
He was born April 16, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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26 years ago, Guitarist Rory Gallagher died in London, England. He was 47 years old. (1995)
He was born March 2, 1948 in Ballyshannon, Ireland.

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21 years ago, Keyboardist Paul Griffin died in New York, N.Y. He was 62 years old. (2000)
He was born August 6, 1937 in Harlem, New York, N.Y.

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21 years ago, Rockabilly Pianist Merrill Moore died in San Diego, California. He was 76 years old. (2000)
He was born September 26, 1923 in Algona, Iowa.

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18 years ago, Saxophonist Harold Ashby died in New York, N.Y. He was 78 years old. (2003)
Harold Kenneth Ashby was born March 27, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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18 years ago, Trombonist Jimmy Knepper died of complications from Parkinson's in Triadelphia, W.V. He was 75 years old. (2003)
James M. Knepper was born November 22, 1927 in Los Angeles, California.

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15 years ago, Saxophonist Roland Alexander died in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 70 years old. (2006)
He was born September 25, 1935 in Boston, Massachussetts.

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13 years ago, Pianist Esbjörn Svensson died in a scuba accident near Vrmdö, Sweden. He was 44 years old. (2008)
He was born April 16, 1964 in Vasteras, Sweden.

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Bob Bogle, Don Wilson, Leon Taylor and Gerry McGee

12 years ago, Guitarist Bob Bogle of The Ventures died in Tacoma, Washington. He was 75 years old. (2009)
He was born January 16, 1934 in Portland, Oregon.

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10 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Mack Self died in West Helena, Arkansas. He was 81 years old. (2011)
Wiley Laverne Self was born May 22, 1930 in Calico Bottom, Arkansas.

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9 years ago, Vibraphonist Margie Hyams died in Arcadia, California. She was 91 years old. (2012)
She was born August 9, 1920 in New York, N.Y.

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5 years ago, Guitarist Henry McCullough died in Portstewart, Northern Ireland. He was 72 years old. (2016)
Henry Campbell Liken McCullough was born July 21, 1943 in Portstewart, Northern Ireland.

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1 year ago, Keyboardist Keith Tippett died in England. He was 72 years old. (2020)
Keith Graham Tippett was born August 25, 1947 in Bristol, England.


June 13


116 years ago, Trumpeter Adolphus Anthony Cheatham was born in Nashville, Tennessee. (1905)
Doc Cheatham died June 2, 1997 in Washington, D.C. He was 91 years old.

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109 years ago, Actress/Singer Nannie Mayme McKinney was born in Lancaster, South Carolina. (1912)
Nina Mae McKinney died May 3, 1967 in New York, N.Y. She was 53 years old.

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103 years ago, Saxophonist William M. Moore was born in Houston, Texas. (1918)
Wild Bill Moore died August 1, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. He was 65 years old.

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102 years ago, Clarinetist Phil Bodner was born in Waterbury, Connecticut. (1919)
He died February 24, 2008 in New York, N.Y. He was 90 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer/Guitarist David Gordon Kirpatrick was born in Kempsey, New Wales, Australia. (1927)
"Slim Dusty" died September 19, 2003 in Sydney, Australia. He was 76 years old.

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94 years ago, Composer Knut Wiggen was born in Buvika, Norway. (1927)
He died September 10, 2016 in Fredrikstad, Norway. He was 89 years old.

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94 years ago, Guitarist Attila Cornelius Zoller was born in Visegrad, Hungary. (1927)
Attila Zoller died of cancer January 25, 1998 in Townsend, Vermont. He was 70 years old.

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93 years ago, Guitarist Lafayette Jerl Thomas was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. (1928)
"The Thing" died May 20, 1977 in Brisbane, California. He was 49 years old.

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90 years ago, Pianist George Arvanitas was born in Marseilles, France. (1931)
He died September 25, 2005 in Paris, France. He was 74 years old.

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From Left: Uriel Jones, Eddie Willis and Bob Babbitt

87 years ago, Drummer Uriel Jones was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1934)
He died March 24, 2009 in Dearborn, Michigan. He was 74 years old.

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84 years ago, Saxophonist Frank R. Strozier, Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1937)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank Strozier!

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81 years ago, Rock & Roller Robert Thomas Freeman was born in San Francisco, California. (1940)
Bobby Freeman died January 23, 2017 in Daly City, California. He was 76 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer Esther Zaied was born in Safed, British Palestine. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Esther Ofarim!

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80 years ago, Guitarist Marvin Tarplin was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1941)
He died September 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 70 years old.

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79 years ago, Soul Singer James Carr was born in Coahoma County, Mississippi. (1942)
He died of lung cancer January 7, 2001 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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78 years ago, Singer Arlester Christian was born in Buffalo, N.Y. (1943)
Dyke Christian was shot to death March 30, 1971 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 28 years old.

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76 years ago, Bassist Tony de la Barreda was born in Oceanside, California. (1945)
He died February 19, 2009 in Oceanside, California. He was 63 years old.

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76 years ago, Cellist/Arranger Paul John Buckmaster was born in London, England. (1946)
Paul Buckmaster died November, 7 2017 in Los Angeles, England. He was 71 years old.

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74 years ago, Pianist Harold Danko was born in Youngstown, Ohio. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Harold!

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74 years ago, Bluesman Bobby Warren was born in Corinth, Mississippi. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bobby!

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72 years ago, Singer Dennis Locorriere was born in Union City, N.J. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dennis!

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70 years ago, Guitarist Guillermo Santana was born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. (1951)
Jorge Santana died May 14, 2020. He was 68 years old.

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69 years ago, Trombonist Clarence Banks was born in New York, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clarence!

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68 years ago, Guitarist Larry Dupio was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larry!

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67 years ago, Singer Robert Donaldson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bo Donaldson!

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66 years ago, Keyboardist Elvira Plenar was born in Zagreb, Croatia. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Elvira!

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58 years ago, Bassist Paul Gerald De Lisle was born in Exeter, Ontario, Canada.(1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul De Lisle!

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57 years ago, Pianist Charles Thompson died in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 72 years old. (1964)
He was born June 19, 1891 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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53 years ago, Singer/Songwriter David Gray was born in Sale, Trafford, England. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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52 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Søren Rasted was born in Blovstrød, Denmark. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Søren!

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51 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Rivers Cuomo was born in Pomfret, Connecticut. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rivers!

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49 years ago, Country Singer Susan Haynes was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Susan!

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49 years ago, Fiddler Natalie MacMaster was born in Troy, Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Natalie!

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49 years ago, Soul Singer Clyde McPhatter died of a heart attack in Teaneck, N.J. He was 39 years old. (1972)
Clyde Lensley McPhatter was born November 15, 1932 in Durham, N.C.

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48 years ago, Singer Katarzyna Kowalska was born in Sulejówek, Poland. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kasia Kowalska!

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48 years ago, Guitarist Ville Laihiala was born in Oulu, Finland. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kasia Kowalska!

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47 years ago, Singer Selma Björnsdóttir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Selma!

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45 years ago, Bassist Josh Paul was born in Los Angeles, California. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Josh!

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43 years ago, Country Singer Jason Michael Carroll was born in Houston, Texas. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jason Michael!

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42 years ago, Bassist Ernie Ecraela was born in Manila, Philippines. (1979)
Hanau to Ernie!

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42 years ago, "Queen of the Hillbillies" Sunshine Sue died in Richmond, Virginia. She was 66 years old. (1979)
Mary Higdon Workman was born November 12, 1912 in Kesauqua, Iowa.

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41 years ago, Drummer Benny Grebb was born in Augsburg, Germany. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Benny!

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41 years ago, Singer Sarah Marianne Corina Lewe was born in Hamburg, Germany. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sarah Connor!

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35 years ago, Band Leader Benny Goodman died in New York, N.Y. He was 77 years old. (1986)
Benjamin David Goodman was born May 30, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois.

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28 years ago, Guitarist John Campbell died of a heart attack. He was 41 years old. (1993)
He was born January 20, 1952 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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20 years ago, Saxophonist Ken McIntyre died of a heart attack in Harlem, N. Y. He was 69 years old. (2001)
Kenneth Arthur McIntyre was born September 7, 1931 in Boston, Massachussetts.

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18 years ago, Keyboardist Edwin "Schubert" Swanston died in New York, N.Y. He was 79 years old. (2003)
Edwin Swanston was born September 20, 1922 in New York, N.Y.

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11 years ago, Country Singer/Sausage Magnate Jimmy Dean died in Henrico County, Virginia. He was 82 years old. (2010)
Seth Ward was born August 10, 1928 in Plainview, Texas.

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11 years ago, Rockabilly Musician Lattie Moore died. He was 85 years old. (2010)
Lattie Harrison Moore was born October 17, 1924 in Scottsville, Kentucky.

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8 years ago, Flautist Sam Most died in Woodland Hills, California. He was 82 years old. (2013)
He was born December 16, 1930 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Photo by Joe's Corner

6 years ago, Blues Singer Big Time Sarah died in Chicago, Illinois. She was 62 years old. (2015)
Sarah Streeter was born January 31, 1953 in Coldwater, Mississippi.

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5 years ago, Producer Chips Moman died in LaGrange, Georgia. He was 79 years old. (2016)
Lincoln Wayne Moman was born June 12, 1936 in LaGrange, Georgia.

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4 years ago, Bluesman Clyde “Hot Shot” Langford died in Dallas, Texas. He was 84 years old. (2017)
He was born June 6, 1934 in Centerville, Texas.

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4 years ago, Anita Pallenberg died in Chelsea, London, England. She was 73 years old. (2017)
She was born April 6, 1944 in Rome, Italy.

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3 years ago, Drummer D.J. Fontana died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 87 years old. (2018)
Dominic Joseph Fontana was born March 15, 1931 in Shreveport, Louisiana.


June 12


136 years ago, Steel Guitarist Frank Ferera was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. (1885)
He died June 26, 1951 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 66 years old.

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118 years ago, Cornetist Emmett Louis Hardy was born in Gretna, Louisiana. (1903)
Emmett Hardy died June 16, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 22 years old.

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107 years ago, Singer William Francis Kenny Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1914)
Bill Kenny died March 23, 1978 in New Westminster, Canada. He was 63 years old.

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Louis Armstrong and Zeke Zarchy

106 years ago, Trumpeter Rubin Zarchy was born in New York, N. Y. (1915)
Zeke Zarchy died April 11, 2009 in Irvine, California. He was 93 years old.

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102 years ago, Saxophonist Ulysses "Jabo" Ward was born in Kansas City, Kansas. (1919)
He died April 10, 2004 in Seattle, Washington. He was 85 years old.

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93 years ago, Singer Vito Farinola was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1928)
Vic Damone died February 11, 2018 in Miami Beach, Forida. He was 89 years old.

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91 years ago, Actor Jim Nabors was born in Sylacauga, Alabama. (1930)
He died November 30, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 87 years old.

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89 years ago, Rockabilly Star Charlie Feathers was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi. (1932)
He died August 29, 1998 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 66 years old.

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89 years ago, Singer Mary Ruth Mercer was born in Battleboro, N.C. (1932)
Mae Mercer died October 29, 2008 in Northridge, California. He was 76 years old.

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85 years ago, Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. (1936)
He died May 23, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was 78 years old.

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84 years ago, Producer Lincoln Wayne Moman was born in LaGrange, Georgia. (1936)
Chips Moman died June 13, 2016 in LaGrange, Georgia. He was 79 years old.

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80 years ago, Pianist Armando Anthony Corea was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts. (1941)
Chick Corea died February 9, 2021 in Tampa Bay, Florida. He was 79 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Roy Harper was born in Manchester, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roy!

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79 years ago, Singer Leonard Borisoff was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1942)
Len Barry died November 5, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 78 years old.

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78 years ago, Singer Reginald Maurice Ball of the Troggs was born in Andover, Hampshire, England. (1943)
Reg Presley died February 4, 2013 in Andover, Hampshire, England. He was 71 years old.

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78 years ago, Singer/Songwriter David Nelson was born in Seattle, Washington. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to David!

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Maurice Jackson, Eric Thomas, Charles "Chuck" Jackson and Helen Curry

77 years ago, Singer Maurice Jackson was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maurice!

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76 years ago, Folk Musician Ken Bloom was born in Los Angeles, California. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ken!

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75 years ago, Singer Emilio Santiago was born in Brazil. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Emilio!

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73 years ago, Guitarist Barry Bailey was born in Doraville Georgia. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry!

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73 years ago, The "Female Preacher" Lyn Collins was born in Abilene, Texas. (1948)
She died March 13, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. She was 56 years old.

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72 years ago, Bassist John Kenneth Wetton was born in Derby, England. (1949)
John Wetton died January 31, 2017 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. He was 67 years old.

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70 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Bradley Delp was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1951)
He died March 9, 2007 in Atkinson, New Hampshire. He was 55 years old.

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70 years ago, Drummer Brad Carlson was born in Rockford, Illinois. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bun E. Carlos!

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69 years ago, Steel Guitarist Junior Brown was born in Kirksville, Indiana. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Junior!

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69 years ago, Bassist Pete Farndon was born in Hereford, England. (1952)
He died April 14, 1983 of a heroin overdose in London, England. He was 30 years old.

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69 years ago, Singer Dale Krantz was born. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dale Krantz-Rossington!

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68 years ago, "The Son of Rock and Roll" Jonathan Burnette was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rocky Burnette!

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67 years ago, Bassist Jesper Lundgaard was born in Hillerod, Denmark. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jesper!

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64 years ago, Pianist Geri Allen was born in Pontiac, Michigan. (1957)
She died June 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was 60 years old.

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64 years ago, Saxophonist/Band Leader Jimmy Dorsey died of cancer in New York, N.Y. He was 53 years old. (1957)
James Francis Dorsey was born February 29, 1904 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania.

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63 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Meredith Brooks was born in Oregon City, Oregon. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Meredith!

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62 years ago, John Sidney Linnell was born in New York, N.Y. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Linnell!

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59 years ago, Keyboardist Paul Clark was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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58 years ago, Trumpeter Bob Scobey died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was 46 years old. (1963)
He was born born December 9, 1916 in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

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56 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill was born in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cindy Lee!

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53 years ago, Bassist Robert Vaughan Sheehan was born in Summit, New Jersey. (1968)
Bobby Sheehan died August 20, 1999 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 29 years old.

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52 years ago, Guitarist Zsolt Daczi was born in Kiskunhalas, Hungary. (1969)
He died August 6, 2007 in Budapest, Hungary. He was 38 years old.

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50 years ago, Fiddler/Band Leader J.E. Mainer died in Concord, North Carolina. He was 72 years old. (1971)
Joseph Emmett Mainer was born July 20, 1898 in Weaversville, North Carolina.

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44 years ago, Guitarist/Singer Kenny Wayne Brobst, Jr. was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny Wayne Shepherd!

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43 years ago, Country Musician Johnny Bond died in Burbank, California. He was 63 years old. (1978)
Cyrus Whitfield Bond was born June 1, 1915 in Enville, Oklahoma.

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42 years ago, Singer Robin Miriam Carlsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robyn!

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40 years ago, Singer/Songwriter John Baldwin Gourley was born in Willow, Alaska. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to John Gourley!

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39 years ago, Drummer Benjamin Jesse Blackwell was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ben Blackwell!

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38 years ago, Blues Saxophonist Joe Fritz died in Houston, Texas. He was 58 years old. (1983)
He was born November 3, 1924 in Houston, Texas.

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38 years ago, Bluesman J. B. Hutto died in Harvey, Illinois. He was 57 years old. (1983)
Joseph Benjamin Hutto was born April 26, 1926 in Blackville, South Carolina.

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36 years ago, Guitarist Tasha Ray Evin was born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tasha Ray!

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36 years ago, Country Musician Christopher Alan Young was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris Young!

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32 years ago, Singer Lou Monte died in Pompano Beach, Florida. He was 72 years old. (1989)
Luigi Scaglione was born April 2, 1917 in Manhattan, New York, N.Y.

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22 years ago, Reggae Rapper Jah Lion died in Kingston, Jamaica. (1999)
Pat Francis was born August 28, 1947 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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15 years ago, Composer Gyorgy Ligeti died in Vienna, Austria. He was 83 years old. (2006)
He was born May 28, 1923 in Discöszentmáton, Transylvania.

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13 years ago, Nashville Brass Leader Danny Davis died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 83 years old. (2008)
George Nowlan was born May 29, 1925 in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

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10 years ago, Singer Carl Gardner died in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He was 83 years old. (2011)
Carl Edward Gardner was born April 29, 1928 in Tyler, Texas.

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8 years ago, Guitarist Johnny Smith died in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was 90 years old. (2013)
John Henry Smith, Jr. was born June 25, 1922 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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7 years ago, Singer Little Jimmy Scott died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 88 years old. (2014)
James Victor Scott was born July 17, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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6 years ago, Singer Monica Lewis died in Los Angeles, California. She was 93 years old. (2015)
May Lewis was born May 5, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois.

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3 years ago, Drummer Jon Hiseman died in England. He was 73 years old.
He was born June 21, 1944 in Woolwich, London, England. (2018)


June 11


117 years ago, Pianist Clarence Smith was born in Troy, Alabama. (1904)
"Pine Top" was killed by a stray bullet during a dancehall fracas March 15, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 24 years old.

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111 years ago, Accordionist Edwin Duhon was born in Youngsville, Louisiana. (1910)
He died February 26, 2006 in Westlake, Louisiana He was 95 years old.

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101 years ago, Drummer Sheldon Manne was born in New York, N.Y. (1920)
Shelly Manne died September 26, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. He was 64 years old.

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101 years ago, Pianist Hazel Dorothy Scott was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. (1920)
Hazel Scott died October 2, 1981 in New York, N.Y. She was 61 years old.

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95 years ago, Comedian Dave Gardner was born in Jackson, Tennessee. (1926)
"Brother Dave" Gardner died of a heart attack September 22, 1983 in South Carolina. He was 57 years old.

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93 years ago, Baritone Saxophonist Bob Gordon was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1928)
He died August 28, 1955 in a car crash near San Diego, California. He was 27 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer Jessie Lee Frealls was born in Bunkie, Louisiana. (1931)
Bonnie Lee died September 7, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. She was 75 years old.

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88 years ago, Pianist Nils Lindberg was born in Upssala, Sweden. (1933)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nils!

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Pookie Hudson and The Spaniels

87 years ago, Singer Thornton James Hudson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. (1934)
"Pookie" Hudson died January 16, 2007 in Capitol Heights, Maryland. He was 72 years old.

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85 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Comedian Justin Roderick Strunk, Jr. was born in Jamestown, New York. (1936)
Jud Strunk died in a small plane crash October 15, 1981 near Farmington, Maine. He was 45 years old.

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84 years ago, "The Blues Defender" John Riley Brown was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. (1937)
Texas Johnny Brown died July 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. He was 85 years old.

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82 years ago, Country Singer Wilma Charlene Burgess was born in Orlando, Florida. (1939)
Wilma Burgess died August 26, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 64 years old.

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82 years ago, Drummer Bernard Purdie was born in Elkton, Maryland. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to "Pretty" Purdie!

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81 years ago, Singer Joseph DiNicola in Passaic, N.J. (1940)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joey Dee!

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Pierre Lacocque,Katherine Davis, Ike Anderson, George Baze, Kenneth Smith and Barrelhouse Chuck Goering

79 years ago, Guitarist George Walter Bazemore was born in Harrellsville, Hertford County, North Carolina. (1942)
George Baze died of cancer October 9, 1998 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 56 years old.

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77 years ago, Saxophonist Mauro Turso was born in New York, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Turk Mauro!

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Photo by Jeff Fereday

76 years ago, Bluesman Isaac Scott was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. (1945)
He died November 16, 2001 in Edmonds, Washington. He was 56 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer John Lawton was born in England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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75 years ago, Songwriter Mentor Ralph Williams was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1946)
Mentor Williams died November 16, 2016 in Taos, New Mexico. He was 70 years old.

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74 years ago, Reggae Artist Eric Donaldson was born in Kent Village, St. Catherine, Jamaica. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Eric!

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74 years ago, Singer Glenn Carl Leonard was born in Washington, D.C. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glenn Leonard!

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74 years ago, Musician Richard Jeffrey Charles Palmer-James was born in Bournemouth, England. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard Palmer-James!

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73 years ago, Drummer Skip Alan was born in London, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Skip!

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73 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Lynsey de Paul was born in Southwark, London, England. (1948)
She died October 1, 2014 in Southwark, London, England. She was 64 years old.

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73 years ago, Guitarist Bob Roetker was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bob!

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72 years ago, Drummer Frank Beard of ZZ Top was born in Frankston, Texas. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Frank!

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71 years ago, P-Funk Artist Pedro Bell was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1950)
He died August 27, 2019 in Evergreen Park, Illinois. He was 69 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer Graham Cyrill Russell was born in Sherwood, Nottingham, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Graham Russell!

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70 years ago, Hip Hop Producer Lawrence Michael Smith was born in St. Albans, Queens, N.Y. (1951)
Larry Smith died December 18, 2014 in Flushing, Queens, N.Y. He was 63 years old.

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69 years ago, Donald Van Zant was born in Jacksonville, Florida. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Donnie Van Zant!

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68 years ago, Drummer Mark Nauseef was born in Cortland, N.Y. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mark!

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67 years ago, Keyboardist Johnny Neel was born in Wilmington, Delaware. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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65 years ago, S.F. 49ers Quarter Back Great Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. was born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe Montana!

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65 years ago, Bassist Rudy McDaniel was born in Hempstead, New York (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jamaaladeen Tacuma!

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65 years ago, Saxophonist Frankie Trumbauer died in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 55 years old. (1956)
Frank Trumbauer was born May 30, 1901 in Carbondale, Illinois.

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63 years ago, Bassist Barry Adamson was born in Moss Side, Manchester, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barry!

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63 years ago, Drummer Kevin Michael Wilkinson was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. (1958)
Kevin Wilkinson died July 17, 1999 in Baydon, near Swindon, England. He was 41 years old.

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62 years ago, Singer/Actor James Hugh Calum Laurie was born in Oxford, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hugh Laurie!

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58 years ago, Singer Carmen Gioia Bruno was born in Bari, Italy. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gioia Bruno!

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57 years ago, Clarinetist Antti Sarpila was born in Helsinki, Finland. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Antti!

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55 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Bruce Ben Robison was born in Bandera, Texas. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bruce Robison!

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55 years ago, Rapper Robin Yvette Allen was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to The Lady of Rage!

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52 years ago, Steven Gregory Drozd was born in Houston, Texas. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steven Drozd!

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Photo by Marjan Laznik

52 years ago, Saxophonist Assif Tsahar was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Assif!

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51 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Chris Rice was born in Clinton, Maryland. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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51 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Peter Ventantonio was born in New Jersey. (1970)
Jack Terricloth died May 13, 2021 in Ridgewood, Queens, N.Y. He was 50 years old.

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51 years ago, Pianist/OrganistVocalist Earl Grant was killed in a Lordsburg, New Mexico car crash. He was 39 years old. (1970)
He was born January 20, 1933 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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42 years ago, Singer Curtis Harding was born in Saginaw, Michigan. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Curtis!

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42 years ago, Actor John Wayne died in Los Angeles, California. He was 72 years old. (1979)
Marion Mitchell Morrison was born May 26, 1907 in Winterset, Iowa.

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40 years ago, Fiddler Gabriel Witcher was born in Los Angeles, California. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gabe!

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36 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Joshua Ramsay was born in Vancouver, Canada. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Josh Ramsay!

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Lovelace Watkins and Ed Sullivan

26 years ago, "The Black Sinatra", Singer Lovelace Watkins died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 57 years old. (1995)
He was born March 6, 1938 in New Brunswick, N.J.

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24 years ago, Rapper Dieuson Octave was born in Pompano Beach, Florida. (1997)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kodak Black!

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24 years ago, Musician Muzzy Marcellino died in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 84 years old. (1997)
Maurice Marcellino was born November 27, 1912 in San Francisco, California.

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Photo: Katie Andlay

11 years ago, Pianist Johnny Parker died in London, England. He was 80 years old. (2010)
John Parker was born November 6, 1929 in Beckenham, England.

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10 years ago, Vocalist Seth Putnam died in Newton, Massachusetts. He was 43 years old. (2011)
Seth Edward Putnam was born May 15, 1968 in Allston, Massachusetts.

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6 years ago, Country Musician Jim Ed Brown died in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 81 years old. (2015)
James Edward Brown was born April 1, 1934 in Sparkman, Arkansas.

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6 years ago, Saxophonist Ornette Coleman died in New York, N.Y. He was 85 years old. (2015)
He was born March 9, 1930 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

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4 years ago, Folk Singer Rosalie Sorrels died in Reno, Nevada. She was 83 years old. (2017)
Rosalie Ann Stringfellow was born June 24, 1933 in Boise, Idaho.

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Jr. Pettis, Nate Applewhite, Magic Slim & Nick Holt

3 years ago, Drummer Nate Applewhite died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 81 years old. (2018)
Nathan Applewhite was born October 30, 1936 in Pickens, Mississippi.

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3 years ago, Accordionist Yvette Horner died in Courbevoie, France. She was 95 years old. (2018)
Yvette Marie Eugénie Hornère was born September 22, 1922 in Tarbes, France.


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135 years ago, Bassist/Tuba Player Abraham Martin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1886)
"Chink" Martin died January 7, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 94 years old.

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127 years ago, Trumpeter Ernest Miller was born in Raceland, Louisiana. (1894)
"Kid Punch" died December 2, 1971 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 77 years old.

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126 years ago, Blueswoman/Actress Hattie McDaniels was born in Wichita, Kansas. (1895)
She died of breast cancer October 26, 1952 in Hollywood, California. She was 57 years old.

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116 years ago, Saxophonist William T. Lewis was born in Cleburne, Texas. (1905)
Willie Lewis died January 13, 1971 in New York, N.Y. He was 65 years old.

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© 2001 George D. Davidson

114 years ago, Blueswoman Little Laura Dukes was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1907)
She died October 14, 1992 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was 85 years old.

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114 years ago, Trombonist Richard Wells was born in Centerville, Tennessee. (1907)
Dicky Wells died November 12, 1985 in New York, N.Y. He was 78 years old.

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

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107 years ago, Singer/Actress Maria Martha Esther Alduante Del Campo was born in Vina del Mar, Chile. (1914)
Rosita Serrano died April 6, 1997 in Santiago, Chile. She was 82 years old.

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106 years ago, Nobel Prize Winning Author Solomon Bellows was born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada. (1915)
Saul Bellow died April 5, 2005 in Brookline, Massachussetts. He was 89 years old.

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102 years ago, Rusty Gill was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1919)
He died November 16, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 89 years old.

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99 years ago, Actress Frances Ethel Gumm was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (1922)
Judy Garland died June 22, 1969 in New York, N.Y. She was 47 years old.

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96 years ago, Arranger Don Costa was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1925)
He died January 19, 1983 in New York, N.Y. He was 57 years old.

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96 years ago, Jazz Critic Nathan Irving Hentoff was born in Boston, Massachusetts. (1925)
Nat Hentoff died January 7, 2017 in New York, N.Y. He was 91 years old.

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96 years ago, Bluesman Cleveland White was born in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. (1925)
Schoolboy Cleve died February 11, 2008 in Daly City, California. He was 82 years old.

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91 years ago, Bassist Guy Pedersen was born in Grande-Fort-Philippe, France. (1930)
He died January 4, 2005 in Rueil-Malmaison, France. He was 74 years old.

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90 years ago, Singer/Guitarist João Gilberto was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. (1931)
He died July 6, 2019 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. He was 88 years old.

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81 years ago, Drummer John William Stevens was born in Brentford, England. (1940)
John Stevens died of a heart attack September 13 1994 in London, England. He was 54 years old.

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81 years ago, Universal Negro Improvement Association founder Marcus Garvey died in West Kensington, England. He was 52 years old. (1940)
He was born August 17, 1887 in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica.

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80 years ago, Drummer Mickey Jones was born in Houston, Texas. (1941)
He died February 7, 2018 in Simi Valley, California. He was 76 years old.

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Shirley Owens , Beverly Lee, Addie Harris and Doris Coley

80 years ago, Singer Shirley Owens Alston of the Shirelles was born in Passaic, New Jersey. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Shirley Owens!

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80 years ago, Singer Harry Muskee was born in Assen, Netherlands. (1941)
Cuby Muskee died September 26, 2011 in Rolde, Netherlands. He was 70 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer Janet Frances Vogel Rapp of the Skyliners was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1941)
Janet Vogel died February 21, 1980 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was 39 years old.

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77 years ago, Bernard Joseph Gallagher was born in Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Benny Gallagher!

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77 years ago, Bassist Richard Price was born in Birmingham, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick Price!

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75 years ago, Heavyweight Champion of the World Jack Johnson died in a Raleigh, N.C. automobile accident. He was 68 years old. (1946)
John Arthur Johnson was born March 31, 1878 in Galveston, Texas.

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70 years ago, Bassist Thomas W. Fowler was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom Fowler!

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69 years ago, Tom Schuyler was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom!

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67 years ago, Percussionist Raul Rekow was born in San Francisco, California. (1954)
He died November 1, 2015 in San Francisco, California. He was 61 years old.

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65 years ago, Singer Barrington Scott "Bo" Henderson was born in Washington, Pennsylvania. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bo!

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Photo By Steve Stoddard

64 years ago, Bassist Willie J. Campbell was born in Detroit, Michigan. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Willie J. !

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63 years ago, Ted Drozdowski was born in Meriden, Connecticut. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ted!

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61 years ago, Drummer Boyd Small was born in Springfield, Oregon. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Boyd!

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60 years ago, Guitarist Kelley Deal was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kelley!

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60 years ago, Bassist Kim Deal was born in Dayton, Ohio. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kim!

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60 years ago, The "King of Lover's Rock" Max Elliot was born in London, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Maxi Priest!

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60 years ago, Reeds Player Gary Thomas was born in Baltimore, Maryland. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary!

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57 years ago, Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was born in Joliet, Illinois. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Joseph Alberto Santiago was born in Manila, Philippines. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joey Santiago!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Carl Kress died of heart failure in Reno, Nevada. He was 61 years old. (1965)
He was born October 20, 1907 in Newark, New Jersey.

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54 years ago, Emma Anderson was born in Wimbledon, London, England. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Emma!

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54 years ago, Bassist Charnett Moffett was born in New York, N.Y. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Charnett!

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Mark Morales, Darren Robinson and Damon Wimbley

54 years ago, "The Human Beat Box" Darren Robinson was born in New York, N.Y. (1967)
He died December 10, 1995 in New York, N.Y. He was 28 years old.

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53 years ago, Rapper Tracy Lynn Curry was born in Dallas, Texas. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to The D.O.C.!

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51 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Mike Doughty was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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51 years ago, Keyboardist Earl Grant died in a Lordsburg, New Mexico car crash. He was 39 years old. (1970)
He was born January 20, 1931 in Idabel, Oklahoma.

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50 years ago, Singer Joel Hailey was born in Monroe, North Carolina. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jo-Jo!

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48 years ago, Singer Faith Evans was born in Lakeland, Florida. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Faith!

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44 years ago, Guitarist Adam Nergal Darski was born in Gdynia, Poland. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Adam Darski!

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42 years ago, Country Singer Kenneth Mobley Brice, Jr. was born in Sumter, South Carolina. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee Brice!

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40 years ago, Singer Hoku Christian Ho was born in Kailua, Hawaii. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hoku!

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39 years ago, Singer 'Micki' Harris died of a heart attack after performing a live show with the Shirelles in Atlanta, Georgia. She was 42 years old. (1982)
Addie 'Micki' Harris was born January 22, 1940 in Passaic, N.J.

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34 years ago, Trombonist Booty Wood died in Dayton, Ohio. He was 67 years old. (1987)
Mitchell Wood was born December 27, 1919 in Dayton, Ohio.

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31 years ago, Singer Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque was born in Brattleboro, Vermont. (1990)
Hauoli la Hanau to JoJo!

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31 years ago, Clarinetist/Saxophonist Hubert Rostaing died in Paris, France. He was 71 years old. (1990)
He was born September 17, 1918 in Lyon, France.

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29 years ago, Pianist Hachidai Nakamura died in Japan. He was 61 years old. (1992)
He was born January 20, 1931 in Tsingtao, China.

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29 years ago, Pianist Nat Pierce died in Los Angeles, California. He was 67 years old. (1992)
Nathaniel Pierce was born July 16, 1925 in Somerville, Massachussetts.

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24 years ago, "The Yodeling Blonde Bombshell" Carolina Cotton died in Bakersfield, California. He was 72 years old. (1997)
Helen Hagstrom was born October 20, 1925 in Cash, Arkansas.

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23 years ago, Trumpeter Bobby Bryant died in Los Angeles, California. He was 64 years old. (1998)
He was born May 18, 1934 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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23 years ago, "Singing" Steve Sanders committed suicide by gunshot in Cape Coral, Florida. He was 45 years old. (1998)
He was born September 17, 1952 in Richland, Georgia.

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17 years ago, Ray Charles died in Beverly Hills, California. He was 73 years old. (2004)
Ray Charles Robinson was born September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia.

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17 years ago, Guitarist Rosinha de Valença died in Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was 62 years old. (2004)
Maria Rosa Canelas was born July 30, 1941 in Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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17 years ago, Guitarist Graeme Kelling died in Glasgow, Scotland. He was 47 years old. (2004)
Graeme Hunter Kelling was born April 4, 1957 in Paisley, Scotland.

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12 years ago, Keyboardist Barry Beckett died in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He was 66 years old. (2009)
He was born June 10, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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12 years ago, Saxophonist Jack Nimitz died in Studio City, California. He was 79 years old. (2009)
He was born March 5, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois.

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11 years ago, Trombonist "The Mighty Flea" died in Birmingham, Alabama. He was 79 years old. (2010)
Gene Conner was born December 28, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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2 years ago, Swamp Bluesman Li'l Buck Sinegal died in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was 75 years old. (2019)
Paul Alton Sinegal was born January 14, 1944 in Lafayette, Louisiana.


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