May 22


131 years ago, Trombonist Edwin Branford Edwards was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1891)
Eddie Edwards died April 9, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 72 years old.

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116 years ago, Bluesman Aaron "Pinetop" Sparks was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. (1906)
He died November 5, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 25 years old.

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112 years ago, Bluesman Milton "Lindberg" Sparks was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. (1910)
He died May 31, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 53 years old.

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108 years ago, Pianist/Bandleader Herman Sonny Blount was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1914)
Sun Ra died May 30, 1993 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was 80 years old.

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101 years ago, Bandleader Gustav Frkal was born in Veľké Leváre, Slovakia. (1921)
Gustav Brom died September 25, 1995 in Brno, Czechoslovakia. He was 74 years old.

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98 years ago, Singer Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian was born in Paris, France. (1924)
Charles Aznavour died October 1, 2018 in Mouriès, France. He was 94 years old.

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98 years ago, Singer Rita Vidaurri was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1924)
“La Calandria” died January 16, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was 94 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer Jackie Cain was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1928)
She died September 15, 2014 in Montclair, New Jersey. She was 86 years old.

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94 years ago, Singer Roscoe Robinson was born in Dermott, Arkansas. (1928)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roscoe!

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92 years ago, Trumpeter Kenneth Daniel Ball was born in Ilford, Essex, England. (1930)
Kenny Ball died March 7, 2013 in Basildon, Essex, England. He was 82 years old.

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92 years ago, Rockabilly Singer Wiley Laverne Self was born in Calico Bottom, Arkansas. (1930)
Mack Self died June 14, 2011 in West Helena, Arkansas. He was 81 years old.

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87 years ago, Saxophonist Giuseppi Logan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1935)
He died April 17, 2020 in New York, N.Y. He was 84 years old.

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85 years ago, Folk Singer Facundo Cabral was born in La Plata, Argentina. (1937)
He was murdered July 9, 2011 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He was 74 years old.

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83 years ago, Drummer Richard Alan Berk was born in San Francisco, California. (1939)
Dick Berk died February 8, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. He was 74 years old.

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83 years ago, Reeds Player Ian Robertson Underwood was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ian Underwood!

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82 years ago, Bluesman "Philadelphia" Jerry Ricks was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1940)
He died December 10, 2007 in Rijeka, Croatia. He was 67 years old.

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80 years ago, Singer Calvin Eugene Simon was born in Beckley, West Virginia. (1942)
Calvin Simon died January 6, 2022. He was 79 years old.

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75 years ago, Trumpeter Franz Koglmann was born in Vienna, Austria. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Franz!

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74 years ago, Country Musician Alvis Alan Owens was born in Mesa, Arizona. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Buddy Allen!

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72 years ago, Lyricist Bernie Taupin was born in Lincolnshire, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bernie!

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69 years ago, Bassist Jon Burr was born in Huntington, Long Island, N.Y. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jon!

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67 years ago, Singer Mary Black was born in Dublin, Ireland. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mary!

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67 years ago, Keyboardist Jeremy David Hounsell Dammers was born in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry Dammers!

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67 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Ivor Arthur Davies was born in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Iva Davies!

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67 years ago, Guitarist James Douglas Lyon was born in Tampa, Florida. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy Lyon!

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66 years ago, Singer/Keyboardist Natalia Mikhailovna Schneiderman was born in Riga, Latvia. (1956)
Natasha Shneider died July 2, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. She was 52 years old.

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63 years ago, Singer Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester, England. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Morrissey!

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61 years ago, Bassist Dana Williams was born in Dayton Ohio. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dana!

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56 years ago, Guitarist Kenneth Shaun Hickey was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny Hickey!

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55 years ago, Guitarist John Vanderslice was born in Gainesville, Florida. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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55 years ago, Poet Langston Hughes died in New York, N.Y. He was 65 years old. (1967)
He was born February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri.

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52 years ago, Drummer Jimmy Bennington was born in Columbus, Ohio. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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49 years ago, Singer Donell Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Donell!

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45 years ago, Pianist Hampton Hawes died of a stroke in Los Angeles, California. He was 48 years old. (1977)
He was born November 13, 1928 in Los Angeles, California.

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40 years ago, Pianist/Bandleader T.J. Fowler died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 71 years old. (1982)
He was born September 18, 1910 in Columbus, Georgia.

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24 years ago, Singer Royce Kendall died in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was 62 years old. (1998)
He was born September 25, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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21 years ago, Singer Lorez Alexandria died in Gardena, California. She was 71 years old. (2001)
Dolorez Alexandria was born August 14, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois.

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16 years ago, "The Father of Nubian Music Hamza El Din died in Berkeley, California. He was 76 years old. (2006)
He was born during 1929 in Wadi Halfa, Sudan.

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5 years ago, Drummer Mickey Roker died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 84 years old. (2017)
He was born September 3, 1932 in Miami, Florida.

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2 years ago, Kora Harp Player Mory Kanté died in Conakry, Guinea. He was 70 years old. (2020)
He was born March 29, 1950 in Albadaria, Guinea.


May 21


118 years ago, Pianist Thomas Wright Waller was born in New York, N.Y. (1904)
Fats Waller died of pneumonia December 15, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 39 years old.

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102 years ago, Bluesman Little Willie Anderson was born in West Memphis, Arkansas. (1920)
He died June 20, 1991 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 71 years old.

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102 years ago, Tuba Player Bill Barber was born in Hornell, N.Y. (1920)
He died June 18, 2007 in Bronxville, N.Y. He was 87 years old.

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99 years ago, Gospel Singer Doris Mae Akers was born in Brookfield, Missouri. (1923)
Doris Akers died July 26, 1995 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was 72 years old.

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99 years ago, Singer/Artist Ernest Lafaris Golden was born in Athens, Georgia. (1923)
He died March 14, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 94 years old.

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Bob Dylan and Albert Grossman

96 years ago, Albert Bernard Grossman was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1926)
Albert Grossman died of a heart attack January 25, 1986 while flying from the U.S. to London aboard the Concorde. He was 59 years old.

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95 years ago, Saxophonist Willis Leonard Holman was born in Olive, California. (1927)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Holman!

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94 years ago, DJ Thomas Coman was born n South Carolina. (1928)
Tom "Big Daddy" Donahue died April 28, 1975 in San Francisco, California. He was 46 years old.

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93 years ago, Drummer Lawrence Norman Marable was born in Los Angeles, California. (1929)
Hauoli la Hanau to Larance Marable died July 4, 2012 in Orange, New Jersey. He was 83 years old.

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92 years ago, Bassist Tommy Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1930)
He died January 3, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 52 years old.

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91 years ago, Musican Charlie Poole died in North Carolina. He was 39 years old. (1931)
Charles Poole was born March 22, 1892 in Spray, N.C.

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90 years ago, The "Prince of the Blues" Billy Wright was born in Atlanta, Georgia. (1932)
He died October 27, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 59 years old.

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89 years ago, Trumpeter Maurice André was born in Alès, France. (1933)
He died February 25, 2012 in Urrugne, France. He was 78 years old.

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89 years ago, Bassist Gene Herbert Byrd was born in Chuckatuck, Virginia. (1933)
Joe Byrd died March 6, 2012 in Washington, D. C. He was 78 years old.

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88 years ago, Guitarist Elbert McKinley Forriest was born in Pendleton, North Carolina. (1934)
Sonny Forriest died January 10, 1999 in Capital Heights, Maryland. He was 64 years old.

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88 years ago, French Hornist Robert Anthony Northern was born in Kinston, N.C. (1934)
Robert Northern died May 31, 2020 in Washington, D.C. He was 86 years old. .

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87 years ago, Clarinetist Terry Lightfoot was born in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England. (1935)
He died March 15, 2013 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. He was 77 years old.

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Little Smokey Smothers and Lee "Shot" Williams

84 years ago, Bluesman Lee "Shot" Williams was born in Lexington, Mississippi. (1938)
He died November 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 73 years old.

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82 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Anthony Esmond Sheridan McGinnity was born in Norwich, Norfolk, England. (1940)
Tony Sheridan died February 16, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. He was 72 years old.

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Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Lal Waterson and Mike Waterson

81 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Martin Dominic Forbes Carthy was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martin Carthy!

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81 years ago, Singer Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1941)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ronald!

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79 years ago, Guitarist Hilton Stewart Paterson Valentine was born in North Shields, Tyne & Wear, England. (1943)
Hilton Valentine died January 29, 2021 in Connecticut. He was 76 years old.

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78 years ago, Singer Marcia Blank was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marcie Blane!

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77 years ago, Keyboardist Vincent Cheesman was born in Reading, Berkshire, England. (1945)
Vincent Crane died February 14, 1989 in Maida Vale, London, England. He was 43 years old.

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76 years ago,Thomas deLong was born in Berkeley, California. (1946)
Gwydion Pendderwen died in a November 9, 1982 Bay Area car crash. He was 36 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer/Songwriter/Keyboardist/Guitarist Bill Champlin was born in Oakland, California. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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74 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Gerard Sayer was born in Shoreham on Sea, England. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Leo Sayer!

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73 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens was born in Ostend, Belgium. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Arno!

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71 years ago, Guitarist Van Wilks was born in Austin, Texas. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Van!

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70 years ago, Laurence Tureaud was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mr. T!

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69 years ago, Bluesman Vernon Ray Harrington was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1953)
Vernon Harrington died January 8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 61 years old.

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68 years ago, Guitarist Marc Ribot was born in Newark, New Jersey. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Marc!

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67 years ago, Keyboardist John Galvin was born in rural Ohio. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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67 years ago, Drummer Stan Lynch of the Heartbreakers was born in Gainesville, Florida. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stan!

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61 years ago, Keyboardist Timothy John Lever was born in England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tim Lever!

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59 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Kevin Patrick Shields was born in Queens, N.Y. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kevin Shields!

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59 years ago, Bassist Gregory Smith was born in Valley Stream, N.Y. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Greg Smith!

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59 years ago, Guitarist Dave Specter was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dave!

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53 years ago, Bluesman David Lonzo Thompson was born in Hinds County, Mississippi. (1969)
Lil' Dave died February 14, 2010 outside of Augusta, Georgia when his van crashed on the way home from a gig. He was 40 years old.

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50 years ago, Rapper Christopher George Latore Wallace was born in New York, N.Y. (1972)
The Notorious B.I.G. was murdered March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles, California. He was 24 years old.

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49 years ago, Singer Vaughn Monroe died in Stuart, Florida. He was 61 years old. (1973)
"Old Leather Tonsils" was born October 7, 1911 in Akron, Ohio.

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48 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Adriano Ferreira Cintra was born in São Paulo, Brazil. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Adriano Cintra!

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48 years ago, Rapper Kejuan Muchita was born in Queensbridge, New York, N.Y. . (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Havoc!

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47 years ago, Guitarist Lee James Gaze was born in Pontypridd, Wales. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lee Gaze!

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46 years ago, Rapper Jason D. Harrow was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kardinal Offishall!

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46 years ago, Guitarist Deron John Miller was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. (1976)
Hauoli la Hanau to Deron Miller!

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43 years ago, Keyboardist Gaspard Augé was born in Besançon, France. (1979)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gaspard!

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43 years ago, Trumpeter Blue Mitchell died of cancer in Los Angeles, California. He was 49 years old. (1979)
Richard Allen Mitchell was born March 13, 1930 in Miami, Florida.

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41 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Ben Kyle was born in Gilnahirk, Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ben!

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40 years ago, Singer Adam Nyerere Bahner was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1982)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tay Zonday!

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37 years ago, Singer Rosa Isabel Mutya Buena was born in Kingsbury, London, England. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mutya Buena!

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37 years ago, Rapper Kane Robinson was born in East Ham, London, England. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kano!

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36 years ago, Guitarist Rya James Fraser was born in Birmingham Alabama. (1986)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rya James!

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34 years ago, Bassist Harry Babasin died in Los Angeles, California. He was 67 years old. (1988)
"The Bear" was born March 19, 1921 in Dallas, Texas.

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Sammy Davis, Jr. and Sammy Davis, Sr.

34 years ago, Singer Sammy Davis Sr. died in Beverly Hills, California. He was 87 years old. (1988)
Samuel George Davis was born December 12, 1900 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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32 years ago, "The Godfather of the Music Industry" Morris Levy died in Ghent, N.Y. He was 62 years old. (1990)
He was born August 27, 1927 in New York, N.Y.

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Bruce Forman (guitar), Eddie Moore (drums) and Herbie Lewis (bass)

32 years ago, Drummer Eddie Moore died in Oakland, California. He was 49 years old. (1990)
He was born September 14, 1940 in San Francisco, California.

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16 years ago, Country Star Billy Walker died in a Montgomery, Alabama car crash. He was 77 years old. (2006)
William Marvin Walker was born January 14, 1929 in Ralls, Texas.

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10 years ago, Drummer Eddie Bell died in Palos Heights, Illinois. He was 70 years old. (2012)
Eddie Blazonczyk was born July 12, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois.

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9 years ago, Bassist Trevor Bolder died in Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. He was 62 years old. (2013)
He was born June 9, 1950 in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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9 years ago, Space Age Pop Composer Bob Thompson died in Los Angeles, California. He was 88 years old. (2013)
Robert Lamar Thompson was born August 22, 1924 in San Jose, California.

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7 years ago, Bassist Louis Johnson of the Brothers Johnson died in Los Angeles, California. He was 60 years old. (2015)
He was born April 13, 1955 in Los Angeles, California.

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7 years ago, Singer Twinkle died in Isle of Wight, England. She was 66 years old. (2015)
Lynn Annette Ripley was born July 15, 1948 in Surbiton, Surrey, England.

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6 years ago, Drummer Nick Menza died in Los Angeles, California. He was 51 years old. (2016)
Nicholas Menza was born July 23, 1964 in Munich, West Germany.

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4 years ago, Fuzz Tone Inventor Glenn Snoddy died in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was 96 years old. (2018)
Glenn Thomas Snoddy was born May 4, 1922 in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

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3 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jake Black died in London, England. He was 59 years old. (2019)
John Black was born April 27, 1960 in Basildon, Essex, England.

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1 year ago, Bluesman James Harman died in San Diego, California. He was 74 years old. (2021)
Leslie James Harman was born June 8, 1946 in Anniston, Alabama.


May 20


181 years ago, Recording Pioneer Emile Berliner was born in Hanover, Germany. (1851)
He died of a heart attack August 3, 1929 in Washington, D.C. He was 78 years old.

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126 years ago, Bluesman Burl C. Coleman was born in Gainesville, Alabama. (1896)
Jaybird Coleman died of cancer January 28, 1950 in Tuskegee, Alabama. He was 53 years old.

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111 years ago, Producer Milt Gabler was born in New York, N.Y. (1911)
He died July 20, 2001 in New York, N.Y. He was 90 years old.

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Ed, Vic, Joe and Gene

101 years ago, Singer Vic Ames was born in Malden, Massachusetts. (1921)
He died January 23, 1978 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 52 years old.

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91 years ago, Accordionist Tommy Gumina was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1931)
He died October 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. He was 82 years old.

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

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90 years ago, Pianist Bob Florence was born in Los Angeles, California. (1932)
He died May 19, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old.

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90 years ago, Trumpeter Bubber Miley died of tuberculosis in New York, N.Y. He was 29 years old. (1932)
He was born April 3, 1903 in Aiken, S.C.

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89 years ago, Saxophonist Charles Davis was born in Goodman, Michigan. (1933)
He died July 15, 2016 in New York, N.Y. He was 83 years old.

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86 years ago, Jazz Bagpipe Specialist Rufus Harley was born in Raleigh, N.C. (1936)
He died July 31, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 70 years old.

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86 years ago, Bluesman Sterling Magee was born in Mount Olive, Mississippi. (1936)
He died September 6, 2020 in Gulfport, Mississippi. He was 84 years old.

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Astrid Kirchherr and Stuart Sutcliffe

84 years ago, Photographer Astrid Kirchherr was born in Hamburg, Germany. (1938)
She died May 12, 2020 in Hamburg, Germany. She was 81 years old.

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82 years ago, Pianist and Singer Frederick Earl Long was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (1940)
Shorty Long died June 29, 1969 in a Detroit River boating accident in Detroit, Michigan. He was 29 years old.

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Paul and Paula

80 years ago, Singer Jill "Paula" Jackson was born in McCaney, Texas. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paula!

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79 years ago, Pianist Roberto Delprado Yulo Enriquez was born in Negros Island, Philippines. (1943)
Bobby Enriquez died August 6, 1996 in Stayton, Oregon. He was 53 years old.

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79 years ago, Guitarist Terrence Smith was born in West Norwood, South East London, England. (1943)
Hauoli la Hanau to Terry Smith!

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78 years ago, Singer John Robert Cocker was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. (1944)
Joe Cocker died December 22, 2014 in Crawford, Colorado. He was 70 years old.

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Sonny and Cher

76 years ago, Pop Star Cherilyn Sarkisian was born in El Centro, California. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cher!

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75 years ago, Bassist Steve Currie was born in Grimsby, England. (1947)
He died April 28, 1981 in a Val Da Parra, Portugal car crash. He was 33 years old.

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Steve Broughton, Edgar Broughton and Arthur Grant

72 years ago, Drummer Steve Broughton was born in Warwick, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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72 years ago, Drummer Warren Reginald Cann was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Warren Cann!

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72 years ago, Recording Engineer Andrew Jeremy Johns was born in Leatherhead, Surrey, England. (1950)
Andy Johns died April 7, 2013 in Van Nuys, California. He was 62 years old.

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72 years ago, Drummer Victor Lewis was born in Omaha, Nebrsaka. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Victor!

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Jimmy Henderson (center)

68 years ago, Guitarist James David Henderson was born in Pearl, Mississippi. (1954)
Jimmy Henderson died March 5, 2016 in Pearl, Mississippi. He was 61 years old.

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68 years ago, Drummer Guy Edward Hoffman was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Guy Hoffman!

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Steve George & Richard Page

67 years ago, Keyboardist Steve George was born in Bloomington, Illinois. (1955)
Hauoli la Hanau to Steve!

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64 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Jane Wiedlin was born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jane!

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63 years ago, Susan Claire Cowsill was born in Canton, Ohio. (1959)
Hauoli la Hanau to Susan Cowsill!

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63 years ago, Singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole was born in Kaimuki, Hawaii. (1959)
Bruddah Iz died June 26, 1997 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 38 years old.

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61 years ago, Singer Nicholas Heyward was born in Beckenham, Kent, England. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nick Heyward!

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60 years ago, Drummer Ralph Peterson Jr. was born in Pleasanville, N.J. (1962)
He died March 1, 2021 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He was 58 years old.

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59 years ago, Musician Thomas A. Hyslop, Jr. was born in Marquette, Michigan. (1963)
Tom Hyslop died January 2, 2020 in Negaunee, Michigan. He was 56 years old.

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58 years ago, Singer Rudy Lewis died of a suspected drug overdose in New York, N.Y. He was 27 years old. (1964)
He was born August 23, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Mike Kogel (vocals), Antonio Martinez (guitar), Miguel Vicens-Danus (bass), Pablo Gomez Samllehi (drums) and Manolo 'Manuel' Fernandez

55 years ago, Keyboardist Manuel Fernandez died in Madrid, Spain. He was 21 years old. (1967)
He was born September 29, 1943 in Madrid, Spain.

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45 years ago, Guitarist Lafayette "The Thing" Thomas died in Brisbane, California. He was 49 years old. (1977)
Lafayette Jerl Thomas was born June 13, 1928 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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40 years ago, Bassist William Howard Montgomery died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 60 years old. (1982)
Monk Montgomery was born October 10, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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38 years ago, Singer Kenneth Robert Vasoli was born in Abington, Pennsylvania. (1984)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kenny Vasoli!

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37 years ago, Country Musician John Pardi was born in Dixon, California. (1985)
Hauoli la Hanau to John!

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37 years ago, Bluesman Johnny Fuller died in Oakland, California. He was 56 years old. (1985)
He was born April 20, 1929 in Edwards, Mississippi.

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36 years ago, Singer Yolanda Rose Brown was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1986)
LaLa Brown was murdered October 19, 2007 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was 21 years old.

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29 years ago, Bluesman Clarence Edward died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (1993)
He was born March 25, 1933 in Lindsay, Louisiana. He was 60 years old.

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21 years ago, Bluesman Little Willie Foster died in Jackson, Tennessee.He was 79 years old. (2001)
Willie Foster was born September 19, 1921 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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19 years ago, Bluesman Joe "Guitar" Hughes died in Houston, Texas. He was 65 years old. (2003)
Joe Hughes was born September 29, 1937 in Houston, Texas.

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10 years ago, Singer Robin Gibb died in England. He was 62 years old. (2012)
He was born December 22, 1949 in Manchester, England.

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10 years ago, Singer Carrie Louise Smith died in Englewood, New Jersey. She was 86 years old. (2012)
Carrie Smith was born August 25, 1925 in Fort Gaines, Georgia.

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John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek

9 years ago, Keyboardist Ray Manzarek died in Rosenheim, Germany. He was 74 years old. (2013)
Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr. was born February 12, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois.

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7 years ago, Saxophonist Bob Belden died in New York, N.Y. He was 58 years old. (2015)
He was born October 31, 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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7 years ago, Trumpeter Rein van den Broek died in Blaricum, Netherlands. He was 69 years old. (2015)
He was born September 10, 1945 in Haarlem, Netherlands.

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1 year ago, Drummer Roger Hawkins died in Sheffield, Alabama. He was 75 years old. (2021)
Roger G. Hawkins was born October 16, 1945 in Mishawaka, Indiana.


May 19


128 years ago, Trumpeter Henry Busse was born in Magdeburg, Germany. (1894)
He died April 23, 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 60 years old.

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103 years ago, Saxophonist John Altwerger was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1919)
Georgie Auld died January 8, 1990 in Palm Springs, California.

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101 years ago, Country Singer Irene Amburgey was born in Neon, Kentucky. (1921)
Martha Carson died December 16, 2004 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 83 years old.

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97 years ago, Malcolm Little was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1925)
Malcolm X was assassinated February 21, 1965 in New York, N.Y. He was 39 years old.

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90 years ago, "The Girl With The Giggle In Her Voice” Alma Cogan was born in St. John's Wood, England. (1932)
She died of cancer October 26, 1966 in London, England. She was 34 years old.

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88 years ago, Trumpeter Bobby Bryant was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. (1934)
He died June 10, 1998 in Los Angeles, California. He was 64 years old.

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87 years ago, Bassist Cecil McBee was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (1935)
Hauoli la Hanau to Cecil!

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83 years ago, Saxophonist Cornelius Fortune was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1939)
Sonny Fortune died October 25, 2018 in in New York, N.Y. He was 79 years old.

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83 years ago, Composer/Electronic Musician Richard Teitelbaum was born in New York, N.Y. (1939)
He died April 9, 2020 in Kingston, N.Y. He was 80 years old.

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82 years ago, Country Singer/Songwriter Milton Sim Newbury, Jr. was born in Houston, Texas. (1940)
Mickey Newbury died September 29, 2002 in Vida, Oregon. He was 62 years old.

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@ The Fillmore West, San Francisco ~ July 19, 1969

77 years ago, Pete Townshend of The Who was born in London, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Pete!

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75 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Paul Brady was born in Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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75 years ago, Saxophonist Gregory Herbert was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1947)
He died of a cocaine overdose January 30, 1978 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was 30 years old.

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75 years ago, Trombonist Jerry Hyman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1947)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jerry!

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74 years ago, Disco Diva Grace Jones was born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Grace!

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74 years ago, Saxophonist Thomas Wright Scott was born in Los Angeles, California. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tom Scott!

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73 years ago, Bassist Joseph Michael Hill of ZZ Top was born in Dallas, Texas. (1949)
Dusty Hill died July 28, 2021 in Houston, Texas. He was 72 years old.

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73 years ago, Guitarist Larry Wallis was born in England. (1949)
He died September 19, 2019. He was 70 years old.

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72 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Stephen A. Love was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Stephen!

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72 years ago, Curved Air Bassist Mike Wedgwood was born in Salisbury, England. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mike!

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71 years ago, Jeffrey Hyman was born in Forest Hills, N.Y. (1951)
Joey Ramone of The Ramones died of lymphoma April 15, 2001 in New York, N.Y. He was 49 years old.

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70 years ago, Singer Barbara Loomis was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to Barbara!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Ronald Drayton was born in South Jamaica, Queens, N.Y. (1953)
Ronny Drayton died February 7, 2020 in New York, N.Y. He was 66 years old.

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69 years ago, Guitarist Jimmy Thackery was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jimmy!

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68 years ago, Drummer Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd was born in Melbourne, Australia. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Phil Rudd!

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66 years ago, Keyboardist Martyn Ware was born in Sheffield, England. (1956)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martyn!

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62 years ago, Singer Yasmin M. Evans was born in Shepherd's Bush, London, England. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Yazz!

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61 years ago, Pianist/Producer Allen Farnham was born in Boston, Massachussetts. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Allen!

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60 years ago, Guitarist Iain Wallace Harvie was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Iain!

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Clockwise from bottom left: David Milliner, Aaron Brown, Andrew Banfield, Hamish Seelochan and Michael Milliner

58 years ago, Hamish Seelochan was born in England. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Hamish!

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55 years ago, Guitarst Michael Lee Firkins was born in Omaha, Nebraska. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael Lee!

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55 years ago, Pianist Elmo Hope died of a heart attack in New York, N.Y. He was 43 years old. (1967)
St. Elmo Sylvester Hope was born June 27, 1923 in New York, N.Y.

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54 years ago, Bassist Kyle Eastwood was born in Los Angeles, California. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Kyle!

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53 years ago, Tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins died in New York, N.Y. He was 64 years old. (1969)
Coleman Randoph Hawkins was born November 21, 1904 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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52 years ago, Guitarist Vidar Busk was born in Langesund, Norway. (1970)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vidar!

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52 years ago, Rapper Attrell Cordes was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. (1970)
Prince Be died June 17, 2016 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was 46 years old.

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51 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Thorbjørn Risager was born in Gundsø, East Denmark. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Thorbjørn!

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50 years ago, Singer Jenny Cecilia Berggren was born in Västra Götalands län, Gothenburg, Sweden. (1972)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jenny Berggren!

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48 years ago, Keyboardist Lalle Larsson was born in Sweden. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Lalle!

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44 years ago, Band Leader/Minton's Playhouse Manager Teddy Hill died in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 68 years old. (1978)
He was born December 7, 1909 in Birmingham. Alabama.

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41 years ago, Singer Nate Cole was born in Houston, Texas. (1981)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nate!

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36 years ago, Guitarist Robert Kelton died in Richmond, California. He was 88 years old. (1996)
Robert Kelton Jr. was born January 1, 1908 in Kansas City, Kansas.

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36 years ago, Saxophonist Jimmy Lyons died of cancer in New York, N.Y. He was 52 years old. (1986)
He was born December 1, 1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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31 years ago, Singer Jordan Lynne Pruitt was born in Loganville, Georgia. (1991)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jordan Pruitt!

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30 years ago, Singer Samuel Frederick Smith was born in London, England. (1992)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sam Smith!

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25 years ago, Bluesman Asie Payton died of a heart attack in Holly Ridge, Mississippi. He was 60 years old. (1997)
He was born April 12, 1937 in Washington County, Mississippi.

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21 years ago, Singer Susannah McCorkle committed suicide in New York, N.Y. She was 55 years old. (2001)
She was born January 1, 1946 in Berkeley, California.

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18 years ago, Bluesman Reverend Gatemouth Moore died in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He was 90 years old. (2004)
Arnold Dwight Moore was born November 8, 1913 in Topeka, Kansas.

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16 years ago, "Dreamer" Freddie Garrity died in Wales. He was 69 years old. (2006)
He was born November 14, 1936 in Manchester, England.

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14 years ago, Pianist Bob Florence died in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years old. (2008)
He was born May 20, 1932 in Los Angeles, California.

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12 years ago, Bluesman Larry Dale died in New York, N.Y. He was 87 years old. (2010)
Ennis Lowery was born January 7, 1923 in Wharton, Texas.

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Miles Davis and Bruce Lundvall

7 years ago, Blue Note Records President Bruce Lundvall died in Wycoff, New Jersey. He was 79 years old. (2015)
He was born September 13, 1935 in Englewood, New Jersey.

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4 years ago, Publicist Michael Goldstein died in New York, N.Y. He was79 years old. (2018)
He was born June 7, 1938 in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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4 years ago, Guitarist Reggie Lucas died in New York, N.Y. He was 65 years old. (2018)
Reginald Grant Lucas was born February 25, 1953 in New York, N.Y.

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1 year ago, Folk Singer Alix Dobkin died in Woodstock, N.Y. She was 80 years old. (2021)
Alix Cecil Dobkin was born August 16, 1940 in New York, N.Y.


May 18

Sara Martin and Clarence Williams

138 years ago, Singer Sara Martin was born in Louisville, Kentucky. (1884)
She died May 25, 1955 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was 71 years old.

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130 years ago, Bassist George Foster was born in McCall, Louisiana. (1892)
Pops Foster died October 30, 1969 in San Francisco, California.

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122 years ago, Bluesman Ernest Lawlars was born in Hughes, Arkansas. (1900)
Little Son Joe died November 14, 1961 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 61 years old.

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111 years ago, Singer Joseph Vernon Turner was born in Kansas City, Missouri. (1911)
Big Joe Turner died November 24, 1985 in Inglewood, California. He was 74 years old.

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110 years ago, Singer Pierino Ronald Como was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. (1912)
Perry Como died May 12, 2001 in Jupiter, Florida. He was 88 years old.

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109 years ago, Singer Louis Charles Auguste Claude Trenet was born in Narbonne, France. (1913)
Charles Trenet died February 19, 2001 in Créteil, France. He was 87 years old.

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100 years ago, Trombonist Kai Chresten Winding was born in Aarhus, Denmark. (1922)
Kai Winding died May 6, 1983 in Yonkers, N.Y. He was 60 years old.

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96 years ago, Organist Lou Bennett was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1926)
He died February 10, 1997 in Le Chesnay, France. He was 69 years old.

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92 years ago, Musician/Writer Mike Zwerin was born in New York, N.Y. (1930)
He died April 2, 2010 in Paris, France. He was 79 years old.

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88 years ago, Actor Dwayne Bernard Hickman was born in Los Angeles, California. (1934)
Dobie Gillis died January 9, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. He was 87 years old.

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85 years ago, Frances Ann Makris was born in Mayfield, California. (1937)
Fran Jeffries died December 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. She was 79 years old.

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83 years ago, Songwriter Larry Wayne Stevens was born in Coffeyville, Kansas. (1939)
Gary S. Paxton died July 17, 2016 in Branson, Missouri. He was 77 years old.

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80 years ago, Guitarist Rodney Dillard of The Dillards was born in Salem, Missouri. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rodney!

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78 years ago, Songwriter Albert Hammond was born in London, England. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Albert!

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76 years ago, Bassist George Alexander of The Flamin' Groovies was born in San Mateo, California. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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74 years ago, Country Singer Joseph Sloan Bonsall, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Joe Bonsall!

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73 years ago, Gospel Singer Walter Hawkins was born in Oakland, California. (1949)
He died July 11, 2010 in Oakland, California. He was 61 years old.

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73 years ago, Pianist James Harry McNeely was born in Chicago, Illinois. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jim McNeely!

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73 years ago, Bluegrass Bassist/Harmonica Player Gary Scruggs was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Gary!

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73 years ago, Keyboardist Rick Wakeman was born in London, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick!

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73 years ago, Bassist William R. Wallace was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill Wallace!

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70 years ago, Country Singer George Strait was born in Pearsall, Texas. (1952)
Hauoli la Hanau to George !

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Butch, Chubby, Ralph, Pooch and Tiny

69 years ago, Singer Feliciano Tavares was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Butch Tavares!

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68 years ago, Punk Rocker Eric Goulden was born in Newhaven, East Sussex, England. (1954)
Hauoli la Hanau to Wreckless Eric!

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65 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Michael Cretu was born in Ibiza, Spain. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael!

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64 years ago, Singer Toyah Ann Willcox was born in Kings Heath, Birmingham, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Toyah Willcox!

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62 years ago, Guitarist Page Hamilton was born in Portland, Oregon. (1960)
Hauoli la Hanau to Page!

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60 years ago, Singer Sandra Ann Lauer was born in Saarbrücken, Germany. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sandra Cretu!

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60 years ago, Singer Marianne Elisabeth Nordqvist was born in Stockholm, Sweden. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nanne Grönvall!

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57 years ago, Guitarist Dean Pleasants was born in San Antonio, Texas. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dean!

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57 years ago, Drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg was born in Hamburg, Germany. (1965)
Mr. Smile committed suicide March 8, 1995 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was 29 years old.

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56 years ago, Singer Michael DeWayne Tait was born in Washington D.C. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael Tait!

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55 years ago, Rapper Robert Ginyard was born in New York, N.Y. (1967)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rob Base!

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53 years ago, Singer Marta Marrero was born in Whittier, California. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Martika!

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Benny Carter, Jimmy Powell, Carl Frye, Ernie Powell, Sammy Davis and Tyree Glenn

48 years ago, Trombonist Tyree Glenn died in Englewood, N.J. He was 61 years old. (1974)
Tyree (Evans) Glenn was born November 23, 1912 in Corsicana, Texas.

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47 years ago, Bassist Peter Iwers was born in Stockholm, Sweden. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Peter!

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47 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jack Hody Johnson was born in Haleiwa, Hawaii. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jack Johnson!

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46 years ago, The ‘King’ of Cambodian Pop Music Sinn Sisamouth died in Kaoh Thum, Cambodia. He was 43 years old. (1976)
He was born August 23, 1932 in Stung Treng, Cambodia.

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42 years ago, Vocalist Ian Curtis died in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. He was 23 years old. (1980)
Ian Kevin Curtis was born July 15, 1956 in Stretford, Lancashire, England.

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38 years ago, Trumpeter Ray Copeland died in Sunderland, Massachusetts. He was 57 years old. (1984)
He was born July 17, 1926 in Norfolk, Virginia.

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38 years ago, Saxophonist John Hardee died in Dallas, Texas. (1984)
He was born December 20, 1918 in Corsicana, Texas.

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37 years ago, Pianist Robert Shaw died in Austin, Texas. He was 76 years old. (1985)
He was born August 9, 1908 in Stafford, Texas.

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Buck and Bubbles

36 years ago, Dancer John William 'Bubbles' Sublett died in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 82 years old. (1986)
He was born February 19, 1902 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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33 years ago, Singer Tierinii Jackson was born in Memphis, Tennessee. (1989)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tierinii!

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32 years ago, Pianist Sing Miller died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 75 years old. (1990)
He was born June 17, 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Photo © Karlheinz Klüter

32 years ago, Trombonist, Eje Thelin died in Sweden. He was 51 years old. (1990)
He was born June 9, 1938 in Jönköping, Sweden.

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26 years ago, Keyboardist Kevin Gilbert died in Los Angeles, California. He was 29 years old. (1996)
Kevin Matthew Gilbert was born November 20, 1966 in Sacramento, California.

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24 years ago, Pianist Dorothy Donegan died of cancer in Chicago, Illinois. She was 76 years old. (1998)
She was born April 6, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois.

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23 years ago, Reggae Musician Augustus Pablo died in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 44 years old. (1999)
Horace Swaby was born June 21, 1954 in St. Andrew, Jamaica.

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23 years ago, Trumpeter Freddy Randall died in Teignmouth, England. He was 79 years old.(1999)
Frederick James Randall was born May 6, 1921 in Upper Clapton, London, England.

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18 years ago, Drummer Elvin Jones died of heart failure in Englewood, N.J. He was 76 years old. (2004)
Elvin Ray Jones was born September 9, 1927 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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8 years ago, Singer Jerry Vale died in Palm Desert, California. He was 81 years old. (2014)
Genaro Louis Vitaliano was born July 8, 1932 in New York, N.Y.

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5 years ago, Chris Cornell died in Detroit, Michigan. He was 52 years old. (2017)
Christopher John Boyle was born July 20, 1964 in Seattle, Washington.

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5 years ago, Reggae Singer Frankie Paul died in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 51 years old. (2017)
Paul Blake was born October 19, 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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2 years ago, Actor Eddie Haskell died in Los Angeles, California. He was 76 years old. (2020)
Kenneth Charles Osmond was born June 7, 1943 in Glendale, California.

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2 years ago, Hawaiian Musician Uncle Willie K died in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. He was 59 years old. (2020)
William Awihilima Kahaiali'i was born October 17, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Bob Dylan and Robert Neuwirth

Singer/Songwriter Robert Neuwirth died in Santa Monica, California . He was 82 years old. (2022)
Robert John Neuwirth was born June 20, 1939 in Akron, Ohio.


May 17


156 years ago, Composer Erik Satie was born in Honfleur, France. (1866)
He died July 1, 1925 in Paris, France. He was 58 years old.

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112 years ago, Pianist Joshua Altheimer was born in Altheimer, Arkansas. (1910)
He died November 18, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 30 years old.

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106 years ago, Saxophonist Paul Quinichette was born in Denver, Colorado. (1916)
He died May 25, 1983 in New York, N.Y. He was 67 years old.

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103 years ago, Singer Antonio Aguilar was born in Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico. (1919)
He died June 19, 2007 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was 88 years old

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102 years ago, Vibraphonist Joseph Alfred Roland was born in New York, N.Y. (1920)
Joe Roland died October 12, 2009 in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 89 years old.

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101 years ago, Songwriter Henry Robert Merrill Levan was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (1921)
Bob Merrill died February 17, 1998 in Culver City, California. He was 76 years old.

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97 years ago, Bassist Peter "Chuck" Badie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1925)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chuck!

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97 years ago, Singer Arthur Lee Smiley was born in Asheville, N.C. (1925)
Red Smiley died January 2, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 48 years old.

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97 years ago, Singer Ira B. Tucker was born in Spartanburg, S.C. (1925)
He died June 24, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 83 years old.

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93 years ago, The Father of Tejano music, Isidro Lopez was born in Bishop, Texas. (1929)
He died August 16, 2004 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was 75 years old.

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91 years ago, Saxophonist Walter Dewey Redman was born in Fort Worth, Texas. (1931)
Dewey Redman died September 2, 2006 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 75 years old.

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90 years ago, Saxophonist John Lenwood McLean, Jr. was born in New York, N.Y. (1932)
Jackie McLean died March 31, 2006 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was 73 years old.

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David Izenson, Ornette Coleman and Charles Moffett

90 years ago, Bassist David Izenson was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (1932)
He died October 8, 1979 in New York, N.Y. He was 47 years old.

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88 years ago, Singer Joseph Coleman Smith was born in Maywood, Illinois. (1934)
Sonny Knight died September 5, 1998 in Maui, Hawaii. He was 64 years old.

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86 years ago, Actor Dennis Lee Hopper was born in Dodge City, Kansas. (1936)
Dennis Hopper died May 29, 2010 in Venice, California. He was 74 years old.

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

84 years ago, Singer Pervis Jackson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (1938)
He died August 18, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. He was 70 years old.

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84 years ago, Saxophonist Esa Pethman was born in Kouvola, Finland. (1938)
Hauoli la Hanau to Esa!

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Malcolm Hale, Oz Bach, Nigel Pickering, Spanky McFarlane and John Seiter

81 years ago, Guitarist Malcom Hale was born in Butte, Montana. (1941)
He died October 30, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 27 years old.

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81 years ago, Singer Bobby Sheen was born in St. Louis, Missouri. (1941)
Bob B. Soxx died November 23, 2000 in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old.

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80 years ago, Multi-Instrumentalist Henry St. Clair Fredericks was born in New York, N.Y. (1942)
Hauoli la Hanau to Taj Mahal!

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78 years ago, Jesse Winchester was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. (1944)
He died April 11, 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was 70 years old.

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76 years ago, Singer/Drummer Udo Gerhard Lindenberg was born in Gronau, Germany. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Udo Lindenberg!

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74 years ago, Singer/Guitarist Richard Peter Gaughan was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dick Gaughan!

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73 years ago, Drummer Bill Bruford was born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Bill!

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73 years ago, Andrew Latimer was born in Guildford, Surrey, England. (1949)
Hauoli la Hanau to Andrew!

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71 years ago, Saxophonist Roy Jay Nathanson was born in New York, N.Y. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roy Nathanson!

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69 years ago, Guitarist George Johnson of the Brothers Johnson was born in Los Angeles, California. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to George!

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65 years ago, Saxophonist Paul Van Kemenade was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (1957)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul!

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64 years ago, Vocalist Paul Andrews was born in Chingford, Essex, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Paul Di'Anno!

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64 years ago, Bassist Vincent Henar was born in Surinam. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Vincent!

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61 years ago, Singer Eithne Ní Bhraonáin was born in Gweedore, Donegal, Ireland. (1961)
Hauoli la Hanau to Enya!

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60 years ago, Singer Tracey Bryn was born in Encino, California. (1962)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tracey!

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59 years ago, Keyboardist Page Samuel McConnell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Page McConnell!

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57 years ago, Michael Trent Reznor was born in Mercer, Pennsylvania. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Trent Reznor!

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55 years ago, Musician/Ethnomusicologist John Work died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 65 years old. (1967)
John Wesley Work III was born June 15, 1901 in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

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53 years ago, Singer Alan Thomas Doyle was born in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada. (1969)
Hauoli la Hanau to Alan Doyle!

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49 years ago, Singer Joshua Michael Homme was born in Joshua Tree, California. (1973)
Hauoli la Hanau to Josh Homme!

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48 years ago, Singer Andrea Jane Corr was born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Andrea Corr!

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47 years ago, Singer Sanna Laura Voutilainen was born in Jyväskylä, Finland. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Laura Voutilainen!

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46 years ago, Baritone Saxophonist Lars Gullin died in Vissefjarda, Sweden. He was 48 years old. (1976)
He was born May 4, 1928 in Visby, Sweden.

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46 years ago, Drummer Charles Stepney died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 43 years old. (1976)
He was a Producer/Musician for Chess Records in the late 1960's and then worked with Earth, Wind and Fire.

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42 years ago, Singer Dallas Taliaferro Taylor was born in Ocala, Florida. (1980)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dallas Taylor!

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33 years ago, Bluesman Good Rockin' Charles died in Chicago, Illinois. He was 56 years old. (1989)
Charles Edwards was born March 4, 1933 in Pratts, Alabama.

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33 years ago, Western Swing Bandleader Dave Stogner died in Fresno, California. He was 69 years old. (1989)
David Stout Stogner was born May 16, 1920 in Gainesville, Texas.

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32 years ago, Saxophonist Frank Wright died in Germany. He was 54 years old. (1990)
He was born July 9, 1935 in Grenada, Mississippi.

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30 years ago, "Grandma's Favorite" Lawrence Welk died in Santa Monica, California. He was 89 years old. (1992)
He was born March 11, 1903 in Strasburg, North Dakota.

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26 years ago, Johnny "Guitar" Watson died of a heart attack while performing at the Yokohama Blues Cafe in Yokohama, Japan. He was 61 years old. (1996)
John Watson was born February 3, 1935 in Houston, Texas.

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22 years ago, Pianist Richard Payne died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 68 years old. (2000)
He was born September 15, 1931 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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21 years ago, Singer Top Jimmy died in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 46 years old. (2001)
James Paul Koncek was born November 8, 1954 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Eddie Cochran and Sharon Sheeley

20 years ago, Songwriter Sharon Sheeley died in Los Angeles, California. She was 62 years old. (2002)
She was born April 4, 1940 in Los Angeles, California.

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20 years ago, Singer Little Johnny Taylor died in Conway, Arkansas. He was 59 years old. (2002)
Johnny Lamar Merrett was born February 11, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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16 years ago, Johnnie Wilder, Jr. died in Clayton, Ohio. He was 56 years old. (2006)
Johnnie James Wilder, Jr. was born July 3, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio.

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10 years ago, The "Queen of Disco" Donna Summer died in Key West, Florida. She was 63 years old. (2012)
LaDonna Adrian Gaines was born December 31, 1948 in Boston, Massachussetts.

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9 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Alan O'Day died in Westwood, California. He was 72 years old. (2013)
He was born October 3, 1940 in Hollywood, California.

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6 years ago, Guy Clark died in Austin, Texas. He was 74 years old. (2016)
He was born November 6 1941 in Monahans, Texas.

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2 years ago, Bluesman Lucky Peterson died in Dallas, Texas. He was 55 years old. (2020)
Judge Kenneth Peterson was born December 13, 1964 in Buffalo, New York.

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2 years ago, Guitarist Sean Tyla died in England. He was 73 years old. (2020)
John Michael Kenneth Tyler was born August 3, 1946 in Barlow, Yorkshire, England.

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2 years ago, Guitarist "Barstool" Bob Levis died in Rockford, Illinois. He was 68 years old. (2020)
Robert L. Levis was born October 17, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois.


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110 years ago, Writer Louis Terkel was born in New York, N.Y. (1912)
Studs Terkel died October 31. 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 96 years old.

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109 years ago, Clarinetist Woodrow Charles Herman was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1913)
Woody Herman died October 29, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. He was 74 years old.

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Elvis Presley and Liberace

103 years ago, Wladziu Valentino Liberace was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1919)
Liberace died February 4, 1987 in Palm Springs, California. He was 67 years old.

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102 years ago, Western Swing Bandleader David Stout Stogner was born in Gainesville, Texas. (1920)
Dave Stogner died May 17, 1989 in Fresno, California. He was 69 years old.

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100 years ago, Trombonist Edward Joseph Bertolatus was born in Yonkers, N.Y. (1922)
Eddie Bert died September 28, 2012 in Danbury, Connecticut. He was 90 years old.

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92 years ago, Singer Lillie Mae Jones was born in Flint, Michigan. (1930)
Betty Carter died from pancreatic cancer September 26, 1998 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was 69 years old.

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92 years ago, Pianist Friedrich Gulda was born in Vienna, Austria. (1930)
He died January 27, 2000 in Steinbach am Attersee, Austria. He was 69 years old.

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90 years ago, Bluesman Big George Brock was born in Grenada, Mississippi. (1932)
He died April 10, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 87 years old.

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90 years ago, Drummer Isaac Holt was born in Rosedale, Mississippi. (1932)
Hauoli la Hanau to Redd Holt!

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78 years ago, Drummer William Emanuel Cobham Jr. was born in Colón, Panama. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Billy Cobham!

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78 years ago, Saxophonist Jesse Jones, Jr. was born in Miami, Florida. (1944)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jesse!

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77 years ago, Bassist Clive Griffiths was born in Middlewich, Cheshire, England. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Clive!

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77 years ago, Bassist Michael Watson Moore was born in Glen Este, Ohio. (1945)
Hauoli la Hanau to Michael Moore!

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Judy Craig, Barbara Lee Jones, Patricia Bennett and Sylvia Peterson

76 years ago, Singer Judy Craig was born in New York, N. Y. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Judy!

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76 years ago, Foghat Drummer Roger Earl was born in Hampton Court, London, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Roger!

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76 years ago, Guitarist Robert Fripp of King Crimson was born in Dorset, England. (1946)
Hauoli la Hanau to Robert!

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Judy Craig, Barbara Lee Jones, Patricia Bennett and Sylvia Peterson

75 years ago, Singer Barbara Lee Jones was born in New York, N. Y. (1947)
She died May 15, 1992 in New York, N. Y. She was 56 years old.

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75 years ago, Singer Ewald Harold Krolis was born in Paramaribo, Suriname. (1947)
Ewald Krolis died September 22, 2006 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He was 59 years old.

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75 years ago, Drummer Darrell Antony Sweet was born in Bournemouth, England. (1947)
He died April 30, 1999 while on tour with Nazareth in New Albany, Indiana. He was 51 years old.

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74 years ago, Bluesman Johnny Nicholas was born in Pawcatuck, Connecticut. (1948)
Hauoli la Hanau to Johnny!

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72 years ago, Guitarist Jock Bartley was born in Hutchinson Kansas. (1950)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jock!

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72 years ago, Rockabilly revivalist Ray Condo was born in Hull, Quebec, Canada. (1950)
He died April 15, 2004 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was 53 years old.

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71 years ago, Singer/Songwriter Jonathan Michael Richman was born in Natick, Massachusetts. (1951)
Hauoli la Hanau to Jonathan Richman!

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69 years ago, Bassist Richard Page was born in Keokuk, Iowa. (1953)
Hauoli la Hanau to Richard!

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69 years ago, Guitarist Django Reinhardt died of a stroke in Fontainbleau, France. He was 43 years old. (1953)
Jean Baptiste Reinhardt was born January 23, 1910 in Liverchies, Belgium.

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64 years ago, Singer Glenn Peter Gregory was born in Sheffield, England. (1958)
Hauoli la Hanau to Glenn Gregory!

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62 years ago, Hip Hop Artist Kevin Smith was born in The Bronx, N.Y. (1960)
Lovebug Starski died February 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 57 years old.

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59 years ago, Musician Nikki Iles was born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England. (1963)
Hauoli la Hanau to Nikki!

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58 years ago, Guitarist Levon Ichkhanian was born in Beirut, Lebanon. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Levon!

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58 years ago, Violinist Boyd Tinsley was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. (1964)
Hauoli la Hanau to Boyd!

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57 years ago, Guitarist/Bassist Krist Anthony Novoselic was born in Compton, California. (1965)
Hauoli la Hanau to Krist Novoselic!

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56 years ago, Singer Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Janet Jackson!

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Chris James and Patrick Rynn

56 years ago, Guitarist Chris James was born in North Carolina. (1966)
Hauoli la Hanau to Chris!

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54 years ago, Singer Ralph Edward Tresvant, Jr. was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. (1968)
Hauoli la Hanau to Ralph Tresvant !

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51 years ago, Singer Rachel Ann Goswell was born in Fareham, England. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rachel Goswell!

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51 years ago, Singer Ricardo Treviño, Jr. was born in Houston, Texas. (1971)
Hauoli la Hanau to Rick Trevino!

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48 years ago, Singer Laura Pausini was born in Solarolo, Ravenna, Italy. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Laura!

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48 years ago, Singer Paul Joshua Sandoval was born in San Diego, California. (1974)
Hauoli la Hanau to Sonny Sandoval!

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47 years ago, Singer Toni Kristian Kakko was born in Kemi, Finland. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tony Kakko!

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47 years ago, Singer Anthony Charles Williams II was born in San Diego, California. (1975)
Hauoli la Hanau to Tonéx (aka B. Slade)!

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45 years ago, Singer Emanuela Trane was born in Galatina, Italy. (1977)
Hauoli la Hanau to Dolcenera!

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44 years ago, Singer/Songwriter David James Ford was born in Dartford, Kent, England. (1978)
Hauoli la Hanau to David Ford!

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39 years ago, Drummer Gordon McRory was born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1983)
Hauoli la Hanau to Mince Fratelli!

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34 years ago, Bluesman J.C. Burris died in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was 60 years old. (1988)
Johnny Charles Burris was born March 15, 1928 in Selby, North Carolina.

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32 years ago, Sammy Davis, Jr. died of cancer in Beverly Hills, California. He was 64 years old. (1990)
He was born December 8, 1925 in New York, N.Y.

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30 years ago, Pianist Vee Lawnhurst died in New York, N.Y. She was 86 years old. (1992)
She was born November 24, 1905 in New York, N.Y.

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30 years ago, Corrido Singer Chalino Sánchez died in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. He was 31 years old. (1992)
Rosalino Sanchez Felix was born August 30, 1960 in Badiraguato, Mexico.

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29 years ago, Singer Marv Johnson died in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 55 years old. (1993)
Marvin Earl Johnson was born October 15, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan.

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21 years ago, Guitarist Brian Pendleton died in Wolverhampton, England. He was 57 years old. (2001)
He was born April 13, 1944 in Wolverhampton, England.

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20 years ago, Singer James Dewar died of pneumonia in London, England. He was 59 years old. (2002)
He was born October 12, 1942 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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15 years ago, Accordionist/Singer Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin died in Eunice, Louisiana. He was 91 years old. (2007)
He was born November 16, 1915 in Duralde, Louisiana.

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14 years ago, Dancer Jimmy Slyde died in Hanson, Massachusetts. He was 87 years old. (2008)
James Titus Godbolt was born October 2, 1927 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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12 years ago, Ronnie James Dio died in Houston, Texas. He was 67 years old. (2010)
Ronald James Padavona was born July 10, 1942 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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12 years ago, Pianist Hank Jones died in New York, N.Y. He was 91 years old. (2010)
Henry Jones was born July 31, 1918 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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10 years ago, The "Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown died in Washington, D.C. He was 75 years old. (2012)
He was born August 22, 1936 in Gaston, North Carolina.

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10 years ago, Banjo Player Doug Dillard of the Dillards died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 75 years old. (2012)
He was born March 6, 1937 in Salem, Missouri.

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6 years ago, Emilio Navaira died in New Braunfels, Texas. He was 53 years old. (2016)
Emilio Navaira III was born August 23, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas.

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3 years ago, Clarinetist Sol Yaged died in New York, N.Y. He was 96 years old. (2019)
Solomon Yaged was born December 8, 1922 in New York, N.Y.

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3 years ago, Bluesman Paul Orta died in Nederland, Texas. He was 61 years old. (2019)
He was born September 6, 1957 in Austin, Texas.


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