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Old November 5th, 2011, 06:56 AM   #1081

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in 1494 - Hans Sachs, composer is born
in 1654 - Christian Liebe, composer is born
in 1666 - Attilio Ariosti, composer is born
in 1743 - Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer, composer, dies at 44
in 1772 - Johannes Schmidlin, composer, dies at 50
in 1819 - Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, composer is born
in 1841 - Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin, composer is born
in 1860 - Carl Binder, composer, dies at 43
in 1866 - Daniel Protheroe, composer is born
in 1887 - Paul Wittgenstein (Austrian-born concert pianist; played with one hand only) is born.
in 1894 - Eugen Zdor, Btas‚k, Hungary, Hungarian/American composer (Diana) is born
in 1895 - Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer is born
in 1911 - Roy Rogers/Leonard Franklin Slye (US actor /country singer) is born.
in 1917 - Claus Adam, composer is born
in 1919 - Myron Floren (US accordianist; The Lawrence Welk Show) is born.
in 1921 - Georges Cziffra (Hungarian virtuoso pianist) is born.
in 1921 - Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt) is born
in 1924 - Ivan Rezak, composer is born
in 1929 - Ottmar MA Fraai, Curacaos/Dutch tenor is born
in 1931 - Harold McNair (Jamaican sax player, flautist; session musician) is born.
in 1931 - Ike Turner, Miss, AKA Mr Tina Turner!, guitarist (A Fool in Love) is born
in 1932 - Yossi Banai (Israeli singer, actor) is born.
in 1935 - Jerry Amper Dadap, composer is born
in 1935 - John Nicholas Maw, composer is born
in 1937 - Tony Schilder (South African jazz pianist, bandleader, composer) is born.
in 1938 - Joe Dassin (American-French singer and song writer) is born.
in 1940 - Anthony Rolfe Johnson CBE (English tenor singer) is born.
in 1941 - Art Garfunkel (US singer, actor; Simon and Garfunkel/solo) is born.

in 1942 - George M. Cohan dies at age 64. American musician, actor, writer, composer; he started his career as a child performing with his parents and sister in vaudeville as "The Four Cohans." He quickly started writing songs and sketches and went on to write some 500 songs in his lifetime. George was one of the founders of ASCAP. His many popular songs include "Over There", "Give My Regards to Broadway," and "The Yankee Doodle Boy." Beginning with Little Johnny Jones in 1904, he wrote and starred in over three dozen Broadway shows, continuing to perform until 1940. He appeared in films, including The Phantom President in 1932. Known in the decade before World War I as "the man who owned Broadway," he is considered the father of American musical comedy. His life and music were depicted in the Academy Award-winning film Yankee Doodle Dandy in 1942 and the 1968 musical George M!. A statue of Cohan is in Times Square in New York City. (abdominal cancer)
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVkscRLqOlQ]Yankee Doodle Dandy / Give My Regards to Broadway (James Cagney, 1942) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1942 - Pierangelo Bertoli (Italian singer-songwriter) is born.
in 1943 - Pablo Gomez (Mexican guitarist; Los Bravos/freelance/solo) is born.
in 1946 - Gram Parsons (US singer, guitarist, pianist; Byrds/Flying Burrito Brothers) is born.
in 1946 - Herman Brood (Dutch pianist,keyboards, singer; Blizzards/Cuby) is born.
in 1946 - Loleatta Holloway (US soul and disco singer) is born.
in 1946 - Sigismond Stojowski, composer, dies at 77
in 1947 - Peter Noone, rocker (Herman-Herman's Hermits-Silhouttes) is born
in 1947 - Rubén Juárez (Argentine singer-songwriter, bandoneónist) is born.
in 1948 - Don McDougall (Canadian singer, guitar; Guess Who/Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck/own band) is born.
in 1948 - Peter Hammill (UK singer, guitar, keyboards; Van Der Graff Generator) is born.
in 1948 - Rick Cobb, rocker is born
in 1949 - Jimmie Spheeris (US singer-songwriter, guitar, piano, keyboards) is born.
in 1949 - Phil Brodie (UK guitarist, singer, songwriter; Bitter Suite/Suite FA/Prisoner/own band) is born.
in 1950 - Dennis Provisor (US keyboardist, vocals; Grass Roots) is born.
in 1951 - Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancers/pegagoge, dies at 72
in 1951 - Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, composer, dies at 67
in 1952 - Studebaker John/John Grimaldi (US guitarist, harmonica, slide guitar; The Hawks/solo/freelance) is born.

in 1954 - Oran 'Hot Lips' Page dies at age 46. American jazz trumpeter, singer, bandleader born in Dallas, Texas, known as a scorching soloist and powerful vocalist. In his early years, he travelled the southwest backing such blues singers as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Ida Cox. He moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1928 and played with leading bands, including the Walter Page's Blue Devils, Bennie Moten, and Count Basie's original Reno Club orchestra. A popular sessionist he was featured in Artie Shaw's Orchestra and played on many recording sessions, including duets with Pearl Bailey on "The Hucklebuck" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside".
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtUfwxq2868]Roots of Blues -- Hot Lips Page[/ame]

in 1955 - New Vienna Opera house opens (Austria)

in 1955 - The Johnston Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hernando's Hideaway' a song from the musical The Pajama Game, which was also a US No.2 hit for Archie Bleyer.

in 1956 - "The Nat King Cole Show" debuted on NBC-TV in America. The Cole program was the first of its kind hosted by an African-American.

in 1956 - Arthur "Art" Tatum, Jr. dies at age 47. American jazz pianist he is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. Born in Toledo, Ohio he was a child prodigy with perfect pitch, he learned to play by ear, picking out church hymns by the age of three, learning tunes from the radio and copying piano-roll recordings. By 19, Art was playing with vocalist Jon Hendricks at Toledo's Waiters & Bellman's Club, many top artists took notice of the young house pianist, often stunned by his speed and dexterity. In 1932, Tatum traveled to New York with vocalist Adelaide Hall and the following year he released "Tea for Two," which became his signature tune. He went on to play with all the top musicians in all the top places on bothsides of the ocean. Although Art was not considered a bebop jazz musician, he had a legion of bop followers like the alto saxophone icon Charlie Parker and pianist Bud Powell, and he became a mentor for pianists Billy Taylor and Oscar Peterson. By 1952, he began showing evidence of euremia, a toxic blood condition resulting from a severe kidney disease. In in 1953, Art tracked a record 124 solos for noted producer Norman Granz and while the sessions were hasty, they yielded material for 13 albums (kidney failure).
Arthur "Art" Tatum, Jr. - YouTube

in 1956 - Mike Score, Liverpool England, rock guitarist (Flock Of Seagulls) is born
in 1956 - Rob Fisher, Bath England, rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes) is born
in 1957 - David Moyse, Adelaide Australia, rock vocalist (Air Supply) is born.
in 1957 - Mike Score (US keyboards, vocals; A Flock Of Seagulls) is born.
in 1958 - Don Falcone (US multi-musician; Thessalonians/Melting Euphoria/co-founder of Noh Poetry Records) is born.
in 1959 - Bryan Adams, Vancouver BC Canada, singer (Heaven) is born.
in 1959 - Robert Fisher (UK singer, songwriter, producer; Naked Eyes/Climie Fisher Duo) is born.

in 1960 - Johnny Horton dies at age 35. American country music singer who was most famous for his semi-folk, so-called "saga songs" which launched the "historical ballad" craze of the late 1950s and early 1960s. With them, he had several major crossover hits, most notably in 1959 with "The Battle of New Orleans" which won the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The song won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and in 2001 ranked No. 333 of the RIAA's "Songs of the Century". In 1960, Johnny had two other crossover hits with "North to Alaska", featured in the John Wayne's hit film, North to Alaska; and "Sink the Bismarck". He was also a rockabilly singer, with hits such as "Honky Tonk Man" and "I'm a One-Woman Man" and he was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. (fatal car crash, when a drunk truck driver hit his car near Milano, Texas)
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFTZ2--5xTc]Johnny Horton -- Cherokee Boogie - YouTube[/ame]

in 1960 - Ren‚ Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy) is born.
in 1961 - David Bryson (US guitarist; Counting Crows) is born.
in 1962 - Brian Wheat, rock bassist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper) is born.
in 1963 - During a UK tour The Beatles performed two shows at the Adelphi Cinema in Slough.
in 1964 - Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer, dies at 57.

in 1964 - Buddy Cole/Edwin LeMar Cole dies at age 47. American jazz pianist, organist and bandleader; born in Irving, Illinois, he started his musical career in cinemas playing between movies. He moved to Hollywood and played with a couple of bands, most notably the Alvino Ray big band, before becoming a studio musician. He played piano for Bing Crosby for a number of years and also toured with Rosemary Clooney and backed the likes of Jill Corey, and The Four Lads. He also worked extensively with Henry Mancini, who used his distinctive Hammond organ sound for the sound track to the TV series "Mr. Lucky." He also recorded several albums for Warner Brothers records on piano, Hammond organ and theatre pipe organ. Buddy recorded for Capitol Records as both Buddy Cole and as Eddie LaMar and His Orchestra. (heart attack)

in 1965 - Angelo Christoper Moore/Dr. Madd Vibe (US lead singer, saxophonist; Fishbone) is born
in 1965 - Paris Grey/Shanna Jackson (singer; Inner City) is born
in 1965 - The Doors appeared at the Pioneer Club Boat Ride, Los Angeles, California.
in 1965 - The Who released the single 'My Generation' in the UK. It peaked at No.2 on the UK chart.

in 1966 - The Monkees were top of the Billboard singles chart with ‘Last Train To Clarksville’, the group’s first No. 1. It was later revealed that due to filming commitments on their TV series, none of the group had played on this or most of the group’s early recordings.

in 1967 - Bee Gee Robin Gibb was a passenger on a train which crashed in South East London in England killing 49 people and injuring 78. Robin was treated for shock after the accident.

in 1967 - Marcelo D2/Marcelo Maldonado Peixoto (Brazilian rapper) is born.

in 1967 - Robert Lee McCoy /Robert Nighthawk/Robert Lee McCollum dies at age 57. American guitarist, vocalist and slide guitarist; born in Helena, Arkansas, he left home young working as a street busker. Under his real name Robert Lee McCollum, he settled for a time in Memphis, where he played with local orchestras and musicians, such as the Memphis Jug Band. Ann influence during this period was Houston Stackhouse, from whom he learnt to play slide guitar, and with whom he appeared on the radio in Jackson, Mississippi. Under the name of Robert Lee McCoy he moved to St. Louis, in the mid 1930s. He played the likes of Henry Townsend, Big Joe Williams, and Sonny Boy Williamson. This led to 2 recording dates in 1937, the four musicians recorded together at the Victor Records studio in Aurora, Illinois, as well as solo recordings including "Prowling Night-Hawk" recorded 5 May 1937, from which he would take his later pseudonym. Robert seemed to disappear, then in 1963, as Nighthawk, he was rediscovered busking in Chicago, this led to further recording sessions and club dates, and to his return to Arkansas, where he appeared on the King Biscuit Time radio programme on KFFA. (heart failure).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL_HI5XQrUo]'Prowling Night-Hawk' ROBERT LEE McCOY (1937) Blues Guitar Legend - YouTube[/ame]

in 1968 - Mark Hunter (keyboards; the band James) is born.

in 1970 - Albert Ayler dies at age 34. American jazz saxophonist, singer and composer, born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, he was among the most primal of the free jazz musicians of the 1960s. He was first taught alto saxophone by his father. In 1952, at the age of 16, he began playing bar-walking, honking, R&B-style tenor with blues singer and harmonica player Little Walter, spending two summer vacations with Walter's band. He later studied at the Academy of Music in Cleveland with jazz saxophonist Benny Miller. Albert relocated to Sweden in 1962 where his recording career began, leading Swedish and Danish groups on radio sessions, and jamming as an unpaid member of Cecil Taylor's band in the winter of 1962-1963. Back in New York, US, he found respect and he influenced the new generation of jazz players, as well as veterans like John Coltrane who he worked with. In 1964 he toured Europe, with the trio augmented with trumpeter Don Cherry, recorded and released as The Hilversum Session. On his return from Europe, Albert embarked on his first major recording contract, since John Coltrane, recording The Village Concerts, New Grass, and Music is the Healing Force of the Universe (It is said that on November 5th 1970, he took the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and jumped off as the boat neared Liberty Island. He was found dead in New York City's East River on Nov 25, a presumed suicide. Rumors circulated that he had been murdered, due to his involvement in the black power movement. There was no autopsy).

in 1971 - Edmond Leung (Hong Kong singer) is born
in 1971 - Elvis Presley kicked off a 15-date North American tour at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Minneapolis. Announcer Al Dvorin uttered the well known phrase: "Elvis has left the building" at the end of the show. He was asked to make the announcement in an effort to quiet the fans who continued to call for an encore.
in 1971 - Jonny Greenwood (UK guitarist, keyboards, Radiohead) is born
in 1973 - Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance played their first gig in a circus tent on Clapham Common, London.
in 1974 - Ryan Adams (US singer songwriter) is born
in 1975 - Angela Gossow (German singer: Arch Enemy) is born
in 1975 - Lisa Scott-Lee (Welsh singer; Steps) is born
in 1976 - Jeff Klein (US singer, songwriter, keyboards, guitar) is born
in 1977 - '40 Golden Greats' by Cliff Richard went to No.1 on the UK album chart, his first No.1 album for almost 15 years
in 1977 - Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo dies at age 75. Canadian, then American bandleader and violinist born in London, Ontario. Forming "The Royal Canadians" in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor and other musicians from his hometown, he led the group to international success, billing themselves as creating "The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven''. The Lombardos are believed to have sold between 100 and 300 million phonograph records during their career. In 1938, Guy became a naturalized citizen of the United States. The Royal Canadians were noted for playing the traditional song Auld Lang Syne as part of the New Year celebration. Their recording of the song still plays as the first song of the new year in Times Square. He was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007 (heart attack).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HC0GDQtOAc]Harbor Lights by Guy Lombardo - YouTube[/ame]

in 1977 - Ozzy Osbourne quit Black Sabbath only to rejoin a few weeks later. He later quit again to pursue a solo career.
in 1977 - The manager of the Virgin record store in Nottingham, England was arrested for displaying a large poster advertising the new Sex Pistols album, 'Never Mind The Bollock's, Here's The Sex Pistols'. High street stores banned the album after police warned they could be fined under the 1898 indecent advertising act.

in 1979 - Blue Oyster Cult played the first of four sold out nights at London's Hammersmith Odeon.
in 1979 - Michalis Hatzigiannis (Greek-Cypriot songwriter, singer) is born
in 1979 - Mick Jagger's divorce from Bianca was finalised. The couple had married in St Tropez in 1971.
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in 1982 - Brian Wilson was fired from The Beach Boys by his former colleagues.
in 1982 - Channel 4 TV's 'The Tube' had its first showing. Presented by Paula Yates and Jools Holland, the show featured The Jam and an interview with Mick Jagger. First live act on the show was local band Toy Dolls.
in 1982 - George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album
in 1983 - Billy Joel was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Uptown Girl', his only UK No.1 stayed at the top of the chars for five weeks. A No.3 hit in the US, the song was written about his relationship with his girlfriend then-wife, supermodel Christie Brinkley.
in 1983 - Topper Headon of The Clash was arrested for walking his dog while drunk on London's Fulham Road.
in 1985 - Kate DeAraugo (Australian singer; Young Divas) is born
in 1985 - Koki Tanaka (Japanese rapper; KAT-TUN) is born
in 1986 - BoA/Boa Kwon (Korean singer) ) is born.

in 1986 - Bobby Nunn dies at age 61. American lead and bass singer born in Birmingham, Alabama; in 1955, he and Carl Gardner split from The Robins to form The Coasters with Leon Hughes and Billy Guy. After leaving The Coasters, he teamed with Leon Hughes to record as The Dukes in 1959, releasing two singles "Looking For You" b/w "Groceries, Sir" and "I Love You" b/w "Leap Year Cha Cha". He went on to work with both Dorsey Burnette and The O'Jays, before he put together his own Coasters, in 1985, they appeared on the NBC variety show "Our Time" hosted by Karen Valentine (heart failure).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WMF3-nXxw8]Bobby Nunn - Private Party - YouTube[/ame]

in 1987 - Kevin Jonas (US guitarist; Jonas Brothers) is born.
in 1988 - The Beach Boys went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kokomo', it peaked at No.25 in the UK. The track had been featured in the film Cocktail.
in 1988 - 'The Locomotion', became the first song to reach the US Top 5 in three different versions, when Kylie Minogue's reached No.3 on the US chart. The song had also been a hit for Little Eva and Grand Funk Railroad.
in 1989 - Barry Sadler, singer (Green Berets), murdered at 49 in Murfreesboro Tn.

in 1989 - Lucius "Lu" Watters dies at age 77. American trumpeter and bandleader in the "West Coast revival" of Dixieland music. Born in Santa Cruz, California he played trumpet by the age of 11 and got his first work on a cruise ship. He then worked for Bob Crosby before deciding to form a Dixieland-style band. He founded the Yerba Buena Jazz Band in 1939 and it would be a leading force in the Dixieland revival for the next 11 years, with a small off-period caused by the war. In 1950 he broke up the band and in 1957 he retired from full-time playing. In 1963 he made a bit of a return by playing with Turk Murphy at anti-nuclear rallies.

in 1989 - Vladimir Horowitz dies at age 86. Ukrainian-Russian-American classical virtuoso pianist and composer. His technique and use of tone colour and the excitement of his playing were and remain legendary. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. He gave his US debut on January 12, 1928, in Carnegie Hall. He played Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 under the direction of Sir Thomas Beecham, who was also making his U.S. debut. (he died in New York of a heart attack and was buried in the Toscanini family tomb in Cimitero Monumentale, Milan, Italy).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq7ncjhSqtk]Horowitz plays SchumannTraumerei in Moscow - YouTube[/ame]

in 1994 - Sheryl Crow scored her first UK Top 10 single when 'All I Wanna Do' entered the charts at No.4. The US singer songwriter went on to become the first US female to score six UK hits off her debut album 'Tuesday Night Music Club'.

in 1995 - Producer Butch Vig's new band Garbage made their US live debut when they played at The 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis. Vig produced Nirvana's album 'Nevermind.'

in 1995 - Queen released their first studio album since the death of Freddie Mercury. Mercury died November 24th, 1991 of AIDS.

in 1996 - Eddie Harris dies at age 62. American tenor saxophonist, though he was also fluent on the electric piano and organ. His best-known composition is "Freedom Jazz Dance", recorded and popularized by Miles Davis in the 1960s. Born in Chicago, after college he was drafted into the United States Army. While serving in Europe he was accepted into the 7th Army Band, which also included Don Ellis, Leo Wright, and Cedar Walton. After getting out of the army he worked in New York City before returning to Chicago, where he signed a contract with Vee Jay Records. His first album Exodus to Jazz included his own jazz arrangement of Ernest Gold's theme from the movie Exodus. Eddie also came up with the idea of the reed trumpet, playing one for the first time at The Newport Jazz Festival of 1970. Until the mid 70s he experimented with new instruments of his own invention, the reed trumpet was a trumpet with a saxophone mouthpiece, the saxobone was a saxophone with a trombone mouthpiece, and the guitorgan was a combination of guitar and organ. He continued to record into the 1990s, but his experimentation ended and he mainly recorded hard bop.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MLxgcn4XBY]Eddie Harris - Listen Here (live Montreux) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1996 - Paula Hinton, dancer, dies at 72.

in 1997 - Epic Soundtracks/Kevin Paul Godfrey dies at age 38. English drummer, pianist; brought up in Solihull, with his brother Adrian Nicholas, who was known as Nikki Sudden. In 1972 they formed the nucleus of the post-punk rock group Swell Maps, with "Epic" on drums and piano, and "Nikki" on guitar and vocals. He later played drums for both Crime and the City Solution, and These Immortal Souls. In 1991, he decided to focus on his own songwriting career, as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist he released three solo albums and two more "Everything is Temporary", and "Good Things" have been released posthumously. (Epic died in his sleep, speculation has been made of the manner of his death; however, the official cause of death was ruled as inconclusive).

in 1998 - Former Smiths singer Morrissey lost an appeal ruling that all band profits should have been split equally and faced a backdated payout to former Smiths member Mike Joyce estimated at £1million.

in 1999 - It was reported that Robbie Williams was ready to quit his pop career. He was quoted as saying he was so disillusioned with the music business, he no longer enjoyed it and was thinking of a career in films.

in 2000 - U2 went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'All That You Can't Leave Behind', the Irish group's 8th UK No.1 album. Creed were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'With Arms Wide Open'.
in 2000 - Westlife went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'My Love'. The Irish group's 7th UK No.1 single.

in 2002 - Billy Guy/Frank William Phillips dies at age 66. American singer comedy singer but better known for being lead singer and baritone singer with The Coasters singing lead on such hits as "Searchin'," "Little Egypt," "Run Red Run," "Wait A Minute," among others. Before he joined The Coasters in 1955, he was part of a comedy singing duo called "Bip and Bop." One single called "Ding Ding Dong" b/w "Du-Wada-Du" was released on Aladdin Records in 1955. He did about a dozen or so solo recordings in 1963 for Double-L Records which later show up on collections as by The Coasters. Billy also made a number of solo records during the 1960s and 1970s including some X rated comedy albums. In 1977, he appeared, along with Grady Chapman and Jerome Evans, on a recording "Paid The Price" by Michelle Phillips on her album "Victim Of Romance.".

in 2002 - The funeral took place of Jam Master Jay, (Jason Mizell) from Run-DMC who was murdered by an assassin's single bullet on 30th October 2002. A $30,000 reward was offered in connection with the murder, to this day nobody has ever been convicted of the killing.

in 2003 - Bobby Lee Hatfield dies at age 63. American singer-songwriter born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and moved with his family to Anaheim, California when he was four. A 1958 graduate of Anaheim High School, where he had sung in the school choir. He met his singing future partner Bill Medley while at California State University Long Beach. The pair began singing together '62 in the LA area in a group called the Paramours, sounding like African-American gospel singers, they renamed their act "The Righteous Brothers". Their first charted single was "Little Latin Lupe Lu" and their first No.1 was "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" came in 1964. Follow-up hits included the No.1 "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" and "Unchained Melody", the latter of which was a Hatfield solo performance that he recorded again after the success of the movie "Ghost", remarking that he had not lost any of the high notes in his tenor/falsetto range since the original recording, but had actually gained one note. The duo broke up in 1968 but returned with another hit in 1974, the No.3 "Rock and Roll Heaven." The duo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2003 by Billy Joel (He was found dead in hotel room in Michigan 30 minutes before he was due on stage, allegedly an overdose of cocaine had precipitated a fatal heart attack).

in 2005 - Link Wray/Frederick Lincoln Wray dies at age 76. American singer, guitarist born Dunn, North Carolina; he was noted for pioneering a new sound for electric guitars, as heard in his hit '58 instrumental "Rumble", which pioneered an overdriven distorted electric guitar sound, and also for having, invented the power chord, the major modus operandi of modern rock guitarist. Rolling Stone included Link at No. 67 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. He was a great inspiration to Jeff Beck, Duff McKagan, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Marc Bolan, Pete Townsend, Bruce Springsteen, and countless others. He is also credited with inventing 'fuzz' guitar after punching a hole in a speaker (heart failure).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUHz0i8_ziA]"Rumble"-Link Wray(1978) - YouTube[/ame]

in 2005 - Virginia MacWatters dies at age 93. American coloratura soprano, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, and sang 611 Broadway performances of Adele in Rosalinda from 1942 to 1944. She made her formal operatic debut at the San Francisco Opera, as Musetta in La bohème, in 1944. She also appeared on Broadway in La serva padrona as Serpina, 1944 and Mr Strauss Goes to Boston as Brook Whitney, 1945. Virginia sang at the New York City Opera from 1946 to 1951, in The Pirates of Penzance as Mabel, Rigoletto as Gilda, Il barbiere di Siviglia as Rosina, The Old Maid and the Thief as Laetitia, Le nozze di Figaro as Susanna, Les contes d'Hoffmann as Olympia, and Ariadne auf Naxos as Zerbinetta. She appeared at the first season of opera in English at Covent Garden following World War II, in the name part of Manon and as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, in 1947. At the New Orleans Opera Association, the coloratura was seen in Il barbiere di Siviglia-1949, Die Fledermaus-1955 and Le nozze di Figaro-1956. She retired in 1982.

in 2006 - Girls Aloud went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Sound Of - The Greatest Hits.'

in 2010 - Michelle Nicastro dies at age 50. American singer, actress born in Washington D.C., she provided the voice of Princess Odette in The Swan Princess and its sequels, and the singing voice of Callisto for the Xena: Warrior Princess episode "The Bitter Suite". She also had guest starring roles in Airwolf and Knight Rider. She appeared, briefly, as the college sweetheart of Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally. In 1996 she played Snow White in Coach episode "Grimmworld" as the girlfriend of Michael "Dauber" Daubinski and had a role in Full House as Roxanne. On the stage, she created the role of Ariadne in the 1983 Broadway musical Merlin. She was the first Eponine in the second US tour of Les Misérables in 1988. She recorded 4 albums, 2 albums, ''Toonful'' and ''Toonful Too'' feature songs from animated musicals, ''Reel Imagination'' features songs from family musicals, and ''On My Own'' features songs from contemporary Broadway musicals (cancer)

in 2010 - Shirley Verrett dies at age 79. American operatic mezzo-soprano who successfully transitioned into soprano roles i.e. soprano sfogato. Making her operatic debut in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia in 1957, she became particularly well known for her singing in French and Italian opera, particularly works of Verdi and Donizetti and went on to enjoy great fame from the late 1960s through the 1990s and was much admired for her radiant voice, beauty, and great versatility (heart failure).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMkv-IHzY2Q&feature=related]Shirley Verrett as Dalila sings "Primtens qui commence" - YouTube[/ame]

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in 1566 - Julien Perrichon, composer is born.
in 1607 - Sigmund Theophil Staden, composer is born.
in 1613 - Luis de Garay, composer is born.
in 1659 - Theodor Schwartzkopff, composer is born.
in 1669 - Laurentius Erhard, composer, dies at 71.

in 1672 - Heinrich Schütz dies at age 87. German composer worked most of Europe, including in the court of Prince Christian of Denmark and the court of Prince Johann Georg. He is regarded as the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach and often considered to be one of the most important composers of the 17th century along with Claudio Monteverdi. He wrote what is thought to be the first German opera, Dafne, performed at Torgau in 1627, of which the music has since been lost. He is commemorated as a musician in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church on July 28 with Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel (stroke).

in 1712 - Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer, dies at 58.
in 1753 - Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval, composer is born.
in 1757 - Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny, composer is born.
in 1779 - Michal Bogdanowicz, composer is born.
in 1795 - Jiri Antonin Benda, composer, dies at 73.
in 1800 - Eduard Grell, composer is born.
in 1801 - Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer, dies at 78.
in 1814 - Adolphe Sax (Belgian musician: invented the saxophone & saxotromba) is born.
in 1835 - Ignaz Schuster, composer, dies at 56
in 1854 - John P. Sousa (US sousaphone player named after him;composer/band leader) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydTSfzlZ9sM"]Symphony on Themes of John Philip Sousa - II. After "The Thunderer" - YouTube[/ame]

in 1855 - Eduard Yosif Kotek, composer is born.
in 1860 - Ignace Jan Paderewski, Kuryl?wka Poland, composer/pianist/patriot is born
in 1860 - Polish pianist, composer and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski was born in Kurylowka, Poland
in 1865 - Atale Therese Annette Wartel, composer, dies at 51
in 1878 - Ernest Irving, composer is born.
in 1883 - Hubert Bath, composer is born.
in 1884 - Ludomir Rozycki, Polish composer/conductor (Meduza, Eros i Psyche) is born.

in 1893 - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky dies at age 53. Russia composer, pianist of the Romantic era, of often dramatic, richly expressive works. His wide ranging output includes symphonies, operas, ballets, instrumental and chamber music and songs. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, his last three numbered symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin died in a cholera epidemic in St. Petersburg (of course we all know the real cause of death. Don't we?) [no one responded with the incident I was thinking of. One more chance. After a year the contest is still open. Be the first to come up with the answer and you will be enshrined in the Historum Hall of Fame for a virtual eternity.]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulPYzhdpStQ"]Nutcracker, Dance of the Mirlitons - YouTube[/ame]

in 1897 - Edouard Deldevez, composer, dies at 80.
in 1901 - Bohdan Borkowski, composer, dies at 48.
in 1909 - Heinz Rottger, composer is born.
in 1909 - Henk Bijvanck, composer is born.
in 1910 - Arthur Cohn, composer is born.
in 1912 - Mykola Vytal'yevich Lysenko, composer, dies at 70.
in 1913 - Andy Gibson (US jazz trumpeter, arranger, composer) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3CUy4zubuk"]Andy Gibson - "Wanna Make You Love Me" (Official Video) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1916 - Ray Conniff (US trombonist, strings, orchestra director; Bob Crosby's Bobcats) is born.
in 1922 - Lars Edlund, composer is born.
in 1922 - William Baines, composer, dies at 23.
in 1923 - Don Lusher (British jazz trombonist, band leader; Ted Heath) is born.
in 1923 - Renato Capecchi, Italian violinist/baritone is born.
in 1928 - Peter Matz, Pitts Pa, orch leader (Hullabaloo, Carol Burnette Show) is born.
in 1930 - Raymond Baervoets, Belgian composer (Metamorphoses) is born.
in 1931 - Tsvetan Tsvetanov, composer is born.
in 1932 - Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (US country singer, guitarist) is born.
in 1933 - Joseph Pope, US singer (Hey Girl Don't Bother Me) is born.
in 1936 - David Ward-Steinman, composer is born.
in 1937 - Edwin Roxburgh, composer is born.
in 1937 - Eugene Pitt (US singer; The Jive Five) is born.
in 1938 - Jim Pike (American singer; The Lettermen) is born.
in 1938 - P J Proby, [James Marcus Smith], Houston Tx, rocker is born.
in 1941 - Doug Sahm, San Antonio Texas, country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero) is born.
in 1941 - Guy Clark (American country musician, songwriter and guitar) is born.
in 1941 - James Bowman, English contratenor is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhHB-qK4ekg"]JAMES BOWMAN : LIVE! 1985 : HANDEL : ODE FOR QUEEN ANNE [1713] - YouTube[/ame]

in 1944 - Bill Henderson, Vancouver BC, rock vocalist/guitarist (Chilliwack) is born.
in 1944 - Larry "Wild Man" Fischer (US street musician) is born.
in 1946 - Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer, dies at 76.
in 1947 - Doug Young, rocker (Flash In The Pan) is born.
in 1947 - John Wilson, rock drummer (Them) is born.
in 1948 - George Young (Scottish-Australian rhythm guitarist, songwriter, record producer, The Easybeats) is born.
in 1948 - Glenn Frey, Detroit Mich, rock vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy) is born.
in 1948 - Rushton Moreve/John Russell Morgan (US bass guitarist; Steppenwolf) is born.
in 1949 - Arturo Sandoval (Cuban-born trumpeter; Irakere/own band/guest) is born.
in 1950 - Chris Glen (Scottish bassist; Alex Harvey Band/Michael Schenker Group) is born.
in 1952 - Fred Small (US singer-songwriter) is born.
in 1953 - John Parsons Beach, composer, dies at 76.
in 1957 - Siobhán McCarthy (Irish singer, actress) is born.
in 1958 - Francis George Scott, composer, dies at 78.
in 1961 - Craig Goldy (US guitarist; Dio) is born.
in 1961 - Florent Pagny (French songwriter, singer) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkEoR-ONMwg"]Florent Pagny - N'importe quoi - YouTube[/ame]

in 1961 - Jimmy Dean started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Big Bad John', a No.2 on the UK chart. Jimmy went on to present a prime time variety show on US TV.

in 1962 - Aznil Nawawi (Malaysian host, actor, singer) is born.
in 1963 - During a UK tour, The Beatles played two shows at the ABC Cinema in Northampton.
in 1963 - Paul Brindley (UK bassist, Sundays) is born.
in 1963 - Rozz Williams (US singer; Christian Death/Premature Ejaculation/and others/ solo) is born.
in 1964 - Corey Glover (US lead singer; Living Colour) is born.
in 1964 - During their first promotional visit to the UK, The Beach Boys appeared live on ITV's 'Ready Steady Go!'
in 1964 - Greg Graffin (US singer; Bad Religion) is born.

in 1965 - Clarence Williams dies at age 67. American jazz pianist, composer, promoter, and business man; born in Plaquemine, Louisiana, he ran away from home at age 12 to join Billy Kersand's Traveling Minstrel Show, then moved to New Orleans. Clarence started a music publishing business with violinist/bandleader Armand J. Piron 1915. He toured briefly with W.C. Handy, set up 3 music stores in Chicago, after which he settled in New York in 1923. He supervised African-American recordings for New York offices of Okeh phonograph company in the Gaiety Theatre office building in Times Square. He recruited many of the artists who performed on that label. He also recorded extensively, leading studio bands frequently for OKeh, Columbia and occasionally other record labels. He mostly used "Clarence Williams' Jazz Kings" for his hot band sides and "Clarence Williams' Washboard Five" for his washboard sides. His hits include "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Royal Garden Blues", "Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "Shout, Sister, Shout" and many others. He also produced and participated in early recordings by Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Virginia Liston, and many others.His New York publishing company prospered, continuing to do business until 1943 when he sold its catalog of over 2,000 songs to Decca for a reputed $50,000. Clarence was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J45MXgCI1TY"]Clarence Williams - You Rascal You (1931) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1965 - Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varese, composer, dies at 81.
in 1965 - The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane played at the opening night of San Francisco's Fillmore West.

in 1965 - The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Get Off Of My Cloud', the group's second US No.1. The song knocked The Beatles 'Yesterday' from the No.1 position.

in 1966 - Christian Lorenz (German keyboardist; Rammstein) is born.
in 1966 - During a six date tour of Germany, The Who played at the Kongresshalle, Cologne supported by The Lords.

in 1966 - Paul Brandon Gilbert (US guitarist; Racer X/Mr.Big/solo) is born.
in 1967 - During a three hour session Bob Dylan recorded ‘All Along The Watchtower’ and ‘John Wesley Harding’ at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

in 1967 - Working at Abbey Road studio in London, The Beatles mixed four songs, ‘Hello Goodbye’, ‘Your Mother Should Know’, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘I Am the Walrus’. Due to the radio feed used in ‘I Am the Walrus’ being recorded in mono, the song changes from stereo to mono at the line "Sitting in an English garden".

in 1968 - Charles Munch dies at age 77. Alsatian symphonic conductor and violinist, born in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire now France, he is best known as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 1920, he became professor of violin at the Strasbourg Conservatoire and assistant concertmaster of the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra. Over the next 2 decades he held a number of prestigious posts before he made his début with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on December 27th 1946. He was its Music Director from 1949 to 1962. Charles was also Director of the Berkshire Music Festival and Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood, from 1951 through 1962. He also received honorary degrees from Boston University, Harvard University, and Brandeis University. During the 1960s, Munch appeared regularly as a guest conductor throughout America, Europe, and Japan. In 1967 he founded the Orchestre de Paris (He died in Richmond, Virginia, of a heart attack while on an American tour with the Orchestre de Paris).

in 1968 - Guillaume Landre, composer, dies at 63.

in 1968 - Joe Cocker was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with his version of The Beatles song 'With A Little Help From My Friends'. The song was also a UK No.1 for Wet Wet Wet in 1988 and Pop Idol duo Sam and Mark in 2004.

in 1968 - The Monkees' three quarter of a million dollar feature film, Head opened in New York City. Instead of being aimed at their target audience of teeny boppers, the film contained a dark theme about the manipulation of the group with walk-on appearances by inappropriate guests and scenes of Vietnam War atrocities. Reviews were harsh and the picture was a box office disaster.

in 1969 - Augustin Lara, composer, dies at 69.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XHKK-7Mwww"]Pavarotti- Granada-Augustin Lara - YouTube[/ame]

in 1969 - Bryan Abrams, Okla City, singer (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up) is born.
in 1970 - Aerosmith performed their first ever gig when they played at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, Massachusetts.
in 1970 - Matt Johnson (US drummer; Jeff Buckley band/sessionist/guest) is born.

in 1971 - Cher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves', the singers first US solo No.1, it made No.4 in the UK.

in 1972 - Billy Murcia dies at age 21. Colombian drummer, born in Bogotá, and raised in Jackson Heights, New York. He started out in 1967, with Sylvain Sylvain in a band called "The Pox", before forming the punk band New York Dolls in 1971. He played during their now-legendary series of weekly shows at the Mercer Arts Center, and went on their 1972 UK tour (While on a UK tour Billy was at a party, and passed out from an accidental overdose. He was put in a bathtub and force-fed coffee in an attempt to revive him, but tragically resulted in asphyxiation and death).

in 1972 - Rolling Stone Bill Wyman lost his driving licence and was fined £20 by Chelmsford Magistrates court after being caught speeding in his Mercedes on the A12.
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in 1973 - Michael Martin and Phil Kaufman were charged and fined $300 each for the theft of a coffin containing Gram Parsons body. The court heard that the two men were merely carrying out Parson's wishes to be cremated in the desert.

in 1975 - 1st appearance of Sex Pistols.

in 1975 - François de Roubaix dies at age 36. French film score composer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine; he did not receive any formal education in music, but began studying jazz on his own at age 15, forming a band and learning trombone as an autodidact. His father, filmmaker Paul de Roubaix, made educational films, and offered to let François compose scores for them. His first film score was for a 1961 film by Robert Enrico; through the late 1960s and early 1970s he scored films for Enrico, Jose Giovanni, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Pierre Mocky, and Yves Boisset. Notable in his style is his use of folk elements, as well as electronic musical instruments such as synthesizers and early drum machines. In 1976, his score for Le Vieux Fusil was awarded a César Award. (tragically François died in a car accident in Tenerife, Canary Islands).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFHAk7zfAHo"]François De Roubaix - Les Dunes D'Ostende - YouTube[/ame]

in 1975 - The Sex Pistols made their live debut at St Martin’s School Of Art in central London, supporting a band called Bazooka Joe, which included Stuart Goddard (the future Adam Ant). The Pistols’ performance lasts 10 minutes.
in 1976 - Jodi Martin (Australian singer-songwriter) is born.

in 1976 - Mike Herrera (US singer, bassist, songwriter; MxPx) is born.
in 1976 - The Steve Miller Band went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rock 'n' Me', the group's second US No.1, a No.11 in the UK.
in 1977 - Abba started a four week run at No.1 on the UK single chart with 'The Name Of The Game, the group's 6th No.1. The song was first called 'A Bit Of Myself.'
in 1978 - Jolina Magdangal (Filipina singer, actress and television host) is born.
in 1979 - Trevor Penick (US singer; O-Town) is born.
in 1982 - Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker started a three week run at No.1 on the US with a song taken from the film 'An Officer And A Gentleman', 'Up Where We Belong'.
in 1982 - R.E.M. appeared at Tupelo's Tavern, New Orleans, Louisiana.
in 1982 - Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' achieved the longest unbroken run on the UK charts when it logged its 43rd week in the Top 100.
in 1982 - Sowelu/Aki Harada (Japanese pop singer) is born.
in 1982 - Steve Millar (Candian/American singer-songwriter) is born.
in 1983 - Jon Hume (Australian singer; Evermore) is born.
in 1983 - Robert Gross, composer, dies at 69.
in 1984 - U2 played the first of two nights at Glasgow Barrowlands in Scotland during their Unforgettable Fire World Tour.

in 1986 - Elisabeth Grümmer dies at age 75. German operatic soprano, born at Niederjeutz, near Diedenhofen; she studied theatre and made her stage debut as Klärchen in Goethe's Egmont. She married the concertmaster of the theater orchestra, Detlev Grümmer, and they moved to Aachen, where they met Herbert von Karajan. Elisabeth started to take singing lessons, von Karajan cast her as the first flower maiden in a performance of Wagner's Parsifal. She went on to perform in Duisburg and Prague. She performed in all the major opera houses in Europe and the United States, restricting herself to a small number of roles, primarily sung in German. She was also active in song recitals and concert performances, particularly of Brahms' German Requiem.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_90VsYkec8"]Elisabeth Grümmer singt Abendempfindung - YouTube[/ame]

in 1986 - R.E.M. played the first of two nights at Felt Forum, New York City supported by The Feelies.

in 1987 - Zohar Argov dies at age 32. Israeli singer and a distinctive voice in the Mizrahi music scene, born in Rishon LeZion. Zohar's debut album Eleanor in 1981 featured the title track, "Sod HaMazalot"/"The Zodiac Secret", and "Mah Lakh Yaldah"/"What's up Girl", a tribute to his ex-wife, Bracha. Among his other hits are "HaPerakh BeGani" /"The Flower in My Garden", "Mah Lakh Yaldah", "Ba'avar Hayu Zmanim"/"In The Past There Were Times" and "Badad"/"Alone", which are now considered Israeli classics and an integral part of national culture. (He committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell after he was arrested on rape charges).

in 1993 - Meat Loaf started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'd' Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), also a No.1 in the UK.

in 1993 - Pearl Jam went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Vs', selling 950,378 copies making it the highest sales in US album history in one week.


in 1995 - Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan, dies at 90.
in 1995 - The Charlatans kicked off a 16 date UK tour at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, tickets cost £9.

in 1997 - Epic Soundtracks/Kevin Godfrey dies at age 37. English piano, drums, singer, songwriter, born in Croydon, but brought up in Solihull, Midlands with his brother Adrian Nicholas, who was known as Nikki Sudden; In 1972 the brothers formed the nucleus of what was to become the post-punk rock group Swell Maps, with "Soundtracks" on drums and piano, and "Sudden" on guitar and vocals. Soundtracks later played drums for Crime and the City Solution and These Immortal Souls. In 1991, he decided to focus on his own songwriting career. (died in his sleep, suicide was suspected)

in 1998 - NSYNC won the Best Dance video and Best New Artist clip for 'I Want You Back' at the 1998 Billboard awards.

in 1999 - It was reported that former Heavy Stereo guitarist Gem, the new member of Oasis would only receive £600 per week working with the band which would increase to £1,200 when touring.

in 2000 - Madonna played her first show in eight years when she performed a short 20 minute set at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Madonna wore a tight black vest bearing the sequinned name of 18 year-old Britney Spears.
in 2001 - A number of streets in the German city Frankfurt were temporarily renamed after pop stars to mark the MTV Europe Music Awards. Madonna, Robbie Williams and Janet Jackson all had avenues named after them.

in 2003 - Metallica kicked off their 137-date Madly in Anger with the World Tour at Yoyogi Taiikukanin Tokyo, Japan. The Madly in Anger with the World tour was the fourth-highest grossing tour of 2004, reaping $60,500,000 in ticket sales.

in 2003 - Winners at this years MTV awards included Christina Aguilera for Best female, Coldplay won Best group, Justin Timberlake won Best album for ‘Justified’, The Panjabi MC won best dance act. Best R&B act went to Beyonce. Eminem won the best hip-hop act award for the fifth year running. Reggae artist Sean Paul took the best new act award and best video was won by Sigur Ros. An estimated one billion people in 28 countries watched the show, which was held in Edinburgh, Scotland for the first time.

in 2005 - Clear Channel agreed to remove posters with 50 Cent holding a gun in one hand and a microphone in the other in the Los Angeles area after a rally was held in protest, the company also agreed to remove 21 posters in Philadelphia. The posters were plugging the rapper’s forthcoming film 'Get Rich or Die Tryin.' "The message could be 'rob to get rich' said Bilal Qayyum, a leader of the anti violence group Men United for a Better Philadelphia.

in 2005 - Madonna scored her 36th Top Ten single with ‘Hung Up’, equaling the record with Elvis Presley for the most Top Ten singles. ‘Hung Up’ was also Madonna's 47th Top Forty single, the most for any female artist. The track sampled the instrumental riff from Abba's 'Gimme, Gimme, Gimme'.

in 2005 - Minako Honda dies at age 38. Japanese singer and musical actress born in Tokyo; she got famous and popular known as "Japan's Madonna" because of her sexy fashion and live performances in the mid to late 1980s. She was also one of the singers to sing Japanese and English languages. She took formal acting and singing lessons, and became a notable theatrical singer and actress. In auditions for the Tokyo production of Miss Saigon, she won out over 12,000 other candidates for the part of Kim, earning the nickname "Tokyo's Miss Saigon". She appeared in many other theatrical performances. (myelocytic leukemia).

in 2005 - The Official UK Charts announced that Robbie Williams had sold the most albums in the UK so far this century with sales of 6.3m. Coldplay were at number two, with sales of 6.2m albums and Dido was in third place 5.7m albums sold. The figures were based on albums sold in the UK from 1st January 2000 to 11th October 2005 excluding greatest hits, live albums and downloads.

in 2005 - Westlife scored their fifth UK No.1 album when ‘Face To Face’ went to the top of the charts.
in 2006 - Dutch DJ & producer Fedde Le Grand was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Put Your Hands Up For Detroit'

in 2006 - Jance Garfat dies at age 62. American bassist and a founder member in the pop-country rock band Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, later named Dr.Hook, from 1972 till they disbanded in 1985. At the height of their success Dr Hook were top of the charts in 42 countries, they amassed 60 gold and platinum singles and albums. Their hits include "The Cover of the Rolling Stone", "Sylvia's Mother", "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman", and "Sexy Eyes". (killed in a motorcycle accident, while swirving to avoid a dog in Oakland, CA)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdOaDp9ltkE"]Dr Hook - The late Jance Garfat singing a verse of Don´t give a dose to the one you love most - YouTube[/ame]

in 2007 - George Osmond dies at age 90. American patriarch of the Osmond singing family; he managed his sons' careers, and at an appearance at Disneyland, they caught the eye of Walt Disney, who took a personal interest in them. The boys auditioned for Andy Williams, whose father helped launch them into the national spotlight. As George's children's fortune rose, he put his career aside to focus on the family's musical interests and moved the family to California to place them closer to the heart of the entertainment industry (natural causes)

in 2007 - Hank Thompson dies at age 82. American country music singer and songwriter whose career spanned seven decades. He sold over 60 million records worldwide. His musical style, characterized as Honky Tonk Swing, was a mixture of fiddles, electric guitar and steel guitar that featured his distinctive, gravelly baritone vocals. Born in Waco, Texas, Hank decided to pursue his musical career after serving in the US Navy in World War II, having a two-sided chart hit in the '40s, "Soft Lips"/"The Grass is Greener Over Yonder". In 1952, Hank with his backing band The Brazos Valley Boys had a huge hit with "Wild Side Of Life", the song became one of the most popular recordings in the genre's history, spending 15 weeks at No.1 Billboard country charts (lung cancer).

in 2007 - Jimmy Staggs dies at age 72. American radio disk jockey; a longtime Chicago, USA radio disc jockey and record store owner. His radio career began in Birmingham on WYDE AM. From there, it was on to Philadelphia on WBIG, San Francisco on KYA, and Milwaukee on WOKY before his stint at KYW, Cleveland and others. At WCFL, the "Voice of Labor", he did the "afternoon drive" shift. He referred to the studio call-in line as the "Stagg Line" and produced a feature titled "Stagg's Starbeat" in-depth, provocative, and insightful interviews with local, national and international music celebrities. Staggs interviewed nearly every major rock star of the 1960s, including Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, the Supremes, The Monkees, and Simon & Garfunkel. He left the radio business in 1975, and started a chain of record stores in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He opened a record store called "Record City," which eventually became a chain with locations in Lake Zurich, Skokie, Glenview, and Northbrook, with two more outlets in Orlando, Florida. The last Record City, in Lake Zurich, closed in 2005 (esophageal cancer)

in 2007 - Meat Loaf cancelled his European tour after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal cords. The 60-year-old had already scrapped two gigs on doctor's orders. Speculation had surrounded the tour after he cut short a gig in Newcastle, telling the audience it is "the last show I may ever do in my life".

in 2009 - Jacno/Denis Quilliard dies at age 52. French musician, he was a founding member of the first French punk band The Stinky Toys. They took part in the 100 Club Punk Festival in London, sharing the bill with such bands as Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned and Buzzcocks.The Stinky Toys released a self titled album brfore splitting in 1979. In the early 1980s, Jacno teamed up with former Stinky Toys singer Elli Medeiros to form the pop duo Elli et Jacno.They released three albums together before splitting up to cocerntrate on solo careers. Jacno had also released his debut solo album 'Jacno' in 1979, followed by seven more, the last being Tant de Temps in 2006 (cancer).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fTe0xaJ6Ac"]jacno - rectangle - television du 09 04 1980 - YouTube[/ame]

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in 1639 - William Cobbold, composer, dies at 79
in 1706 - Carlo Cecere, composer is born
in 1786 - Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, composer is born
in 1802 - Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, composer, dies at 50
in 1806 - August Friedrich Pott, composer is born
in 1810 - Ferenc Erkel, Hungary, composer/conductor (Hunaydi L szl¢) is born
in 1817 - Francesco Pasquale Ricci, composer, dies at 85
in 1822 - Edouard Gregoir, composer is born
in 1827 - Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Ital violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 76.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3gcRb8Rlz8]Bartolomeo Campagnoli - Rondo from Flute & Violin Duo Op.2 No.6 - YouTube[/ame]

in 1828 - Ludwig Deppe, composer is born
in 1839 - Henry Holmes, composer is born
in 1846 - Ignaz Brull, composer is born
in 1852 - Bohdan Borkowski, composer is born
in 1857 - Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer, dies at 62
in 1859 - Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61
in 1866 - Carl Emil Paul Lincke, composer is born
in 1877 - Henry Balfour Gardiner, composer is born
in 1880 - Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer, dies at 72
in 1902 - Jeses Mar¡a Sanrom , Carolina PR, pianist (Boston Symphony) is born
in 1903 - Ary Barroso (Brazilian composer, pianist, songwriter) is born
in 1905 - William Alwyn, composer is born
in 1916 - Joe Bushkin, NYC, jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes) is born
in 1917 - Andras Mihaly, composer is born
in 1918 - Maria Teresa de Noronha (Portuguese fado singer) is born
in 1922 - Alois Maxwell "Al" Hirt, New Orleans LA, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World) is born.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERNdH-0OcXc]Al Hirt Java - YouTube[/ame]

in 1926 - Australian soprano Dame Joan Sutherland was born in Sydney
in 1927 - Ivor Emmanuel (Welsh singer, actor; West End & Broadway musicals/films) is born
in 1931 - Gerald Humel, composer is born
in 1933 - George Tibbits, composer is born
in 1934 - Rachmaninov premiered his Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORP4dlwNsKM&feature=related"]Rachmaninoff plays Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - YouTube[/ame]

in 1936 - Welsh soprano Dame Gwyneth Jones was born in Pontnewynydd, South Wales
in 1938 - Dee Clark, Arkansas, singer (Hambone, Nobody But You) is born
in 1939 - Daniel Manneke, composer is born
in 1942 - Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], NYC, singer (Secret Agent Man) is born
in 1943 - Chester "Chet" William Powers Jr/Dino Valente (US singer, guitarist and songwriter) is born
in 1943 - Joni Mitchell, [Roberta J Anderson], Alberta Canada, singer (Clouds) is born
in 1944 - James Hashow, composer is born
in 1948 - Stephen Bruton (US songwriter, guitarist; Kris Kristofferson/others) is born
in 1949 - David Spencer Ware (American jazz saxophonist) is born
in 1949 - Steven Stucky (American classical composer) is born.

in 1951 - Frank Sinatra married his second wife actress Ava Gardner, the couple split up in 1953 and divorced in 1957. Sinatra was married three other times, to his first wife Nancy Barbato, to the actress Mia Farrow and finally to Barbara Marx, to whom he was married at his death.

in 1951 - Kevin Scott Macmichael (Canadian guitar; Cutting Crew/Robert Plant) is born
in 1951 - Nick Gilder, London England, singer (Hot Child in the City) is born
in 1956 - Denise Jannah, [Zeefuik], Suriname jazz singer (Farmer's Market) is born
in 1956 - Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/singer, dies at 40.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQCVWyKkzR4]'Taint Yours - Una Mae Carlisle (Pronounced YouNa) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1957 - Jellybean (John Benitez) (US drummer, guitarist, songwriter, DJ, Madonna's X) is born
in 1958 - Eddie Cochran made his UK chart debut with 'Summertime Blues'. It reached No.18 in the UK & No.8 in the US.
in 1958 - Jack Wyngaard, dancer is born.

in 1960 - A.P. Carter/Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter dies at age 68. American country music singer-songwriter, guitarist and founding member of The Carter Family group, one of the most notable acts in the history of country music. Born in Maces Spring, Virginia. He married Sara Dougherty on June 18th 1915, and they had three children: Gladys/Millard, Janette/Jett, and Joe. In 1927, he formed the Carter Family band together with his wife and Sara's cousin, Maybelle, who was married to Alvin's brother, Ezra Carter, and they together formed the first commercial rural country music group. Alvin traveling extensively throughout the country collecting and blending songs, particularly from Appalachian musicians. Alvin and Sara separated in 1932, they officially divorced in 1939, but the band remained together until 1943. Maybelle and her daughters continued to tour as The Carter Family, while Alvin left the music business to run a general store in Virginia. In 1952, Alvin reformed The Carter Family with Sara and some of their grown children; the reunion lasted until 1956. Despite dying in relative obscurity, Alvin was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and inducted as part of The Carter Family in the Country Music Hall of Fame both in 1970. In 1993, his image appeared on a U.S. postage stamp honoring the Carter Family. In 2001 he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor (died in Kingsport, TN).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuF5CPETLrk]No Telephone In Heaven - A.P. Carter - YouTube[/ame]

in 1960 - Tommy Thayer (American guitarist; Kiss) is born
in 1962 - Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color) is born
in 1963 - Clint Mansell (UK lead singer, guitarist; Pop Will Eat Itself) is born.

in 1963 - The Beatles went to Ireland to make their only two appearances ever in the country playing two shows at the Adelphi Cinema, Dublin. The group hooked up with screenwriter Alun Owen, who had been appointed to write the screenplay for The Beatles' first (as yet untitled) motion picture. Owen spent three days with The Beatles observing their hectic, lifestyle.

in 1967 - Reg Dwight (Elton John) and his song writing partner Bernie Taupin signed to DJM publishing, their signatures had to be witnessed by their parents because they were both under 21 years of age. Taupin answered an advertisement for a lyric writer placed in the New Musical Express, the pair have since collaborated on over 30 albums.

in 1964 - Jasper Taylor dies at 70. American jazz drummer; in his teens he performed in minstrel shows touring the American South and Mexico, and Wild West revues, including "Buffalo Bill" Cody's show. He played in Memphis, in 1913, on washboard, drums, wood blocks, and xylophone. As a xylophonist he collaborated with W.C. Handy, and later played with Jelly Roll Morton.In 1917 he moved to Chicago, where he was based out of for most of his career. He played with Handy, Will Marion Cook, Clarence Williams, and the Chicago Novelty Orchestra. He joined the military during World War I and served in France with the 365th Infantry Band. The 365th Infantry were nicknamed the "Buffalo Soldiers," the enlisted personnel were almost entirely African-American soldiers from Texas and Oklahoma. Next he worked with Dave Peyton, Fess Williams and again with Clarence Williams. In the 1930s, due to the downturn in opportunities to perform during the Great Depression, he quit music and became a cobbler. In the 1940s he returned to active performance with Freddie Shayne and others; in the 1950s he played for several years with Natty Dominique. Shortly before his death he led his own Creole Jazz Band.

in 1964 - Liam O'Maonlai, Irish vocalist/pianist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry) is born.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFlHO3r9UBk]Sadhbh Ni Bhruinneallaigh - Liam O Maonlai - YouTube[/ame]

in 1965 - Friedrich Wildgans, composer, dies at 52
in 1967 - David Guetta (French DJ) is born
in 1967 - Juan Tomas Perez, composer, dies at 71
in 1967 - Sharleen Spiteri (Scottish singer; Texas) is born
in 1967 - Steve Digiorgio (US bassist; Sadus/Testament and Death) is born.

in 1967 - The Beatles finished recording ‘Blue Jay Way’, ‘Flying’ and ‘Magical Mystery Tour.’ The Beatles have only six songs, not enough for an album so decided to issue a double-EP. Capitol Records didn’t think the double-EP format would be acceptable for the US market, so they decide to put out an album instead. The six "Magical Mystery Tour" songs with five of the six songs from The Beatles' 1967 singles went on side two.

in 1969 - The Rolling Stones kicked off their 6th North American tour at Fort Collins state University, Colorado. Also on the bill, Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and BB King.

in 1970 - Led Zeppelin released their third album, which features a distinctive pinwheel revolving cover. It entered the UK chart at No. 1 and spends a total of 40 weeks in the Top 75.

in 1974 - Ted Nugent won a National Squirrel-shooting contest after picking off a squirrel at 150 yards. The heavy metal guitarist also shot dead 27 other mammals during the three day event.

in 1975 - A new world record was set for continuous guitar string plucking by Steve Anderson who played for 114 hours 17 minutes.

in 1968 - Greg Tribbett (US guitarist; Mudvayne) is born
in 1969 - Hélène Grimaud (French classical pianist) is born.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4ZQpNgmqPM]Helene Grimaud Chaconne in D minor -1- - YouTube[/ame]

in 1969 - John and Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK
in 1970 - Neil Hannon (Nth Irish lead singer; Divine Comedy) is born
in 1971 - Robin Finck (US guitarist; Nine Inch Nails/Guns N' Roses) is born
in 1974 - Chris Summers (Norwegian drummer; Turbonegro) is born
in 1975 - Elton John started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Rock Of The Westies', the singers seventh US No.1.
in 1976 - One Be Lo (Roland Scruggs) (US hip-hop artist; Massive Monkees/solo) is born
in 1976 - Rob Caggiano (US guitarist, producer; Anthrax) is born
in 1978 - Mark Read (UK singer; uk boy's band A1) is born
in 1978 - Tomoya Nagase (Japanese actor, singer; Tokio). is born
in 1979 - Jon Peter Lewis (US singer, songwriter) is born
in 1981 - Anthony Moffat (Scottish bassist, writer, film-maker; Sundown On Topanga) is born
in 1981 - Hall and Oates started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Private Eyes', the duo's third US No.1, a No.32 hit in the UK.

in 1983 - David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer, dies at 61
in 1983 - Forrest Kline (US singer-songwriter, guitarist; Hellogoodbye) is born.

in 1983 - Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), dies at 91.
She was the only female member of the famous composers' group Les Six. At the Paris Conservatory she was awarded prizes in several categories. Most notably she wrote 18 short works in the Petit livre de harpe de Madame Tardieu for Caroline Tardieu, the Conservatory’s Assistant Professor of Harp. In the 20s her 1st Piano Concerto, The Harp Concertino, the Ballets "Le marchand d'oiseaux" and "La nouvelle Cythère" and "Sous le ramparts d'Athènes" in collaboration with Paul Claudel, as well as several pioneering film scores, including "B'anda" in which she used African themes. The 1930s produced the Concerto for Two Pianos, Choeurs, Saxophones and Orchestra, the Violin Concerto, The Operas "Zoulaïna" and "Le marin de Bolivar", and her masterwork, "La cantate de Narcisse" in collaboration with Paul Valéry. In the 40s she composed orchestral and chamber music, plus numerous other works including the ballets "Paris-Magie" with Lise Delarme and "Parisiana", The Operas "Il était un petit navire" with Henri Jeanson, "Dolores", "La petite sirène" with Philip Soupault, and "Le maître".
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZm6ZHtj9mo]Germaine TAILLEFERRE - Fleurs de France - Luba Timofeyeva, piano - YouTube[/ame]

in 1986 - Tracy Pew dies at 28. Australian bassist, while attending Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne, he joined a band called The Boys Next Door, along with schoolfriends Nick Cave, Mick Harvey and Phill Calvert. In 1976 he band relocated to London and renamed themselves The Birthday Party but did not find success. The Birthday Party split in 1983, although Tracy briefly played bass for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on a live tour and contributed to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' cover LP Kicking Against the Pricks. He returned to Melbourne to study literature and philosophy and also performed on Lydia Lunch's concept album Honeymoon In Red (an epileptic seizure resulted in head injuries so severe he died from a brain hemorrhage shortly afterwards)

in 1987 - Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Tunnel Of Love.'
in 1987 - Tiffany became the youngest act to score a US No.1 since Michael Jackson ('Ben', in 1972) with 'I Think we're Alone Now'.
in 1997 - The Spice Girls sacked their manager Simon Fuller and his 19 management team.

in 1999 - Geri Halliwell went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Lift Me Up', beating former colleague Emma Bunton's single which entered the chart at No.2. Sales of Geri's single were helped by front-page press reports about her dating Chris Evans.

in 1988 - John Fogerty won his self-plagiarism court battle with Fantasy Records. The label claimed Fogerty copied his own song, “Run Through The Jungle” when he wrote “The Old Man Down The Road”.

in 1990 - "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 11 perfs
in 1990 - Matt Corby (Australian singer) is born
in 1991 - "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box NYC.

in 1991 - Prince Gideon Israel/Carter Cornelius dies at age 53. American R&B singer born in Dania Beach, FL; he was part of his family group Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, along with his brother Eddie, and his sisters Billie Jo, and Rose, formed in 1971. They scored hits with "Treat Her Like A Lady", "Too Late To Turn Back Now", and "Don't Ever Be Lonely (A Poor Little Fool Like Me)". In '76 Carter went into seclusion with Yahweh Ben Yahweh, founder of the a religious sect the Nation of Yahweh, whose followers adopt the surname Israel. He built a recording studio where he wrote, recorded and mixed the sect's music and videos (heart attack).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YajZ-oQJHdI]Sweet Low Sweet Chariot's Prince Gideon-12-24-20-54_ conversion.log.wmv - YouTube[/ame]


in 1991 - Frank Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Because the disease was advanced, it was inoperable, and Zappa died two years later.

in 1993 - Adelaide Hall, US jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92.

in 1994 - Shorty Rogers/Milton Rajonsky dies at age 70. American jazz trumpeter and arranger, born in in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He went on to be one of the principal creators of West Coast jazz. He played both the trumpet and flugelhorn, and was in demand for his skills as an arranger. He worked first as a professional musician with Will Bradley and Red Norvo. From 1947 to 1949, he worked extensively with Woody Herman and in '50 and '51 he played with Stan Kenton. From '53 through '62 he recorded a series of RCA Victor albums and Atlantic albums with his own group, Shorty Rogers and His Giants, including Shorty Courts the Count, The Swinging Mr. Rogers, and Martians Come Back. In the early '60s he quit the jazz scene for many years. In 1982, he was persuaded to pick up his trumpet, playing first with Britain’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra and soon with Bud Shank and others. In the 1990s he formed a Lighthouse All Stars group along with Shank, Bill Perkins and Bob Cooper. (fell ill in the early 1990s and died during KLON's West Coast Jazz festival).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwpDp9PeqAE]Shorty Rogers 'Martian Bossa Nova' on Frankly Jazz - YouTube[/ame]

in 1995 - Jerry Daniels dies at age 79. American tenor singer, guitarist and ukulele player, he and Charlie Fuqua had formed a vocal duo "Kyle and Charlie", performing in the Indianapolis area around 1931, before joining up with Hoppy Jones and Deek Watson to form The Ink Spots in 1934. Jerry left the group in 1936 before their commercial success.

in 2002 - 12 Guns N' Roses fans were arrested during a riot after a gig in Vancouver was cancelled. Promoters pulled the gig after Axl Rose's flight from Los Angeles was delayed.

in 2002 - Whitney Houston's husband, Bobby Brown was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, speeding, driving without a licence and having no proof of insurance after he was stopped by police in Atlanta City.

in 2004 - Eminem went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Just Lose It', his fourth UK No.1. The UK top five this week consisted of all American acts: No.2, Destinys Child - Lose My Breath, No.3, Britney Spears - My Prerogative, No.4, Christina Aguilera & Missy Elliott - Car Wash and No.5 Usher & Alicia Keys - My Boo.

in 2004 - R. Kelly and Jay-Z went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Unfinished Business.'

in 2004 - Elton John live on BBC Radio 1 turned the air blue using the words; f****ing, w**k, and t**s. The singer was a guest on the Chris Moyles breakfast show.

in 2004- Howard Keel (Harold Clifford Leek) dies of colon cancer at 85. American singer, actor; starred in many of the classic film musicals of the 1950s. In 1945, he briefly understudied for John Raitt in the Broadway musical hit Carousel before being assigned to Oklahoma!, written by Rodgers and Hammerstein. In 1947, Oklahoma! became the first American postwar musical to travel to London, England, and Howard/Harold joined the production. On the opening night, 30 April, at the Drury Lane Theatre, the capacity audience, which included the future Queen Elizabeth II, demanded fourteen encores. Keel was hailed as the next great star, becoming the toast of London's West End. (colon cancer).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X-aRvHWU20]Howard Keel Oklahoma Medley - YouTube[/ame]

in 2008 - Jody Reynolds (Ralph Joseph Reynolds) dies of liver cancer at 75. American rockabilly singer and guitarist, born in Denver, but grew up in Shady Grove, Oklahoma. Jody released 13 singles in the 60' & 70s, his biggest hit single was 1958's "Endless Sleep" which reached No.5 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. He wrote it in a single afternoon in 1956 while in Yuma, Arizona.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5qw1jpdnOI]Jody Reynolds - Fire of Love - YouTube[/ame]

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in 1578 - Johann Walter, composer, dies at 51.
in 1590 - Francesco Gonzaga, composer is born.
in 1592 - Domenico Mazzocchi, composer is born.
in 1657 - Thomas Bullis, composer is born.
in 1693 - Leonhard Trautsch, composer is born.
in 1757 - Pierre Prowo, composer, dies at 60.
in 1770 - Friedrich Witt, composer is born.
in 1785 - Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner, composer is born.
Video Notes: Kalkbrenner was a German pianist, composer, piano teacher and piano manufacturer who spent most of his life in England and France. Before the advent of Frédéric Chopin, Sigismond Thalberg and Franz Liszt, Kalkbrenner was by many considered to be the foremost pianist in France and England, even Europe.The only serious rival he had was Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Kalkbrenner was a prolific composer of a multitude of piano works (altogether more than 200), piano concertos, and even operas.

Author of a famous method of piano playing (1831) which was in print until the late 19th century, he ran in Paris what is sometimes called a factory for aspiring virtuosos and taught scores of pupils from as far away as Cuba. His best piano pupils were Marie Pleyel and Camille-Marie Stamaty. Through Stamaty Kalkbrenner's piano method was passed on to Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Camille Saint-Saëns.

He was one of the few composers who through deft business deals became enormously rich. Chopin dedicated his first piano concerto to him. Kalkbrenner published transcriptions of Beethoven's nine symphonies for solo piano decades before Liszt would do the same.He was the first one to introduce long and rapid octave passages in both hands -- today so familiar from 19th century piano music - into his piano texture.

Today he is not so much remembered because of his music, but because of his alleged vanity. Kalkbrenner was convinced that, after the death of Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn, he was the only classical composer left, and he never hesitated to let the world know this. Although of humble origins, he had a lifelong aspiration to be an aristocrat and delighted in rubbing shoulders with the nobility in London and Paris. He is invariably described as a somewhat pompous, formal, overly polite, yet intelligent and business wise extremely shrewd man. He was the target of many anecdotes already during his own lifetime and bitingly satirized by the German poet Heinrich Heine. There hardly is any other composer who lives on in so many anecdotes and stories as Kalkbrenner.

Virtually nothing of his huge output survived, although recently several pianists have taken some shorter works of his in their repertoire. A new recording of two of his piano concertos (No. 1 and No. 4) was released in 2005, an older (and abridged) recording of the piano concerto No. 1 is still available.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOI5b7EYzN4"]Kalkbrenner 3.Grand Quintetto in A minor, Op. 81 - 3. Allegretto. Moderato. part 4 - 4.wmv - YouTube[/ame]

in 1833 - Maximilian Stadler, composer, dies at 85
in 1849 - Edward Julius Biedermann, composer is born
in 1850 - Karel Komzak, composer is born
in 1867 - Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn, composer is born
in 1880 - Jacob Edvard Gille, composer, dies at 66
in 1882 - Lazare Saminsky, composer is born
in 1883 - Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, London England, composer (Farewell My Youth) is born
in 1887 - Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer is born
in 1888 - David Monrad Johansen, composer is born
in 1890 - Caesar-Auguste Franck, Belgian organist/composer, dies at 67
in 1895 - Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer is born
in 1900 - Georges Lonque, composer is born
in 1900 - Mihailo Vukdragovic, composer is born
in 1901 - Szymon Laks, composer is born
in 1902 - Walerian Josef Gniot, composer is born
in 1905 - Richard Nicholson, musician is born
in 1909 - Eduard de Hartog, composer, dies at 80
in 1909 - Charles Bordes, composer, dies at 46
in 1912 - Jean-Louis Martinet, composer is born
in 1921 - Douglas Townsend, composer is born
in 1924 - Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer, dies at 64.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYO-0r0S1nk"]Sergei Mikhailovich Liapunov - Reverie du Soir - YouTube[/ame]

in 1927 - Patti Page, [Clara Ann Fowler], Claremont Ok, singer (Tennessee Waltz) is born.
in 1927 - Chris Connor (Mary Loutsenhizer) (American jazz singer) is born
in 1927 - Ken Dodd O.B.E. (UK singer, comedian) is born
in 1929 - Bertrand Russell (Bertrand Russell Berns) (US songwriter, producer, record label chief) is born
in 1934 - Doc Green Jr. (US bass & baritone singer; The Five Crowns/Drifters) is born
in 1938 - Richard Stoker, composer is born
in 1940 - Kenny Cox (US jazz pianist, bandleader) is born
in 1942 - Gerald Alston, US singer (Manhattans-Crazy) is born
in 1944 - Bonnie Bramlett, rock vocalist (Delandy and Bonnie) is born
in 1944 - Rodney Desborough Slater, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band) is born
in 1945 - Roy Wood, Birmingham England, rock vocalist/celloist (ELO) is born
in 1945 - Judith Lang Zaimont, composer is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkkhcZzv3DE"]Judith Lang Zaimont - Serenade - YouTube[/ame]

in 1945 - Arnold Rosner, composer is born
in 1944 - Jack Llewleyn Jones (UK drummmer; The Creation) is born
in 1945 - Butch Rillera (US drummer; Redbone/Bimbam) is born
in 1946 - John Martin (UK drummer; Dr Feelgood) is born
in 1946 -Roy Wood (Ulysses Adrian Wood)(UK guitar/multi musician, vocals; Move/Wizzard/ELO) is born
in 1947 - Minnie Ripperton, (US R&B singer) Chicago, singer (Loving You) is born
in 1949 - Al "the doctor" Berger (US bassist; The Asbury Jukes) is born
in 1949 - Bonnie Raitt, Burbank CA, (US vocals, slide guitar, guitar) (Green Light, The Glow) is born
in 1951 - Gerald Alston (US vocalist, The Manhattens) is born

in 1952 - The first ever UK pop chart was published by the New Musical Express after staff asked 53 record shops to divulge their sales returns. ‘Here In My Heart’ by Al Martino was the first No.1. The song stayed at No.1 for nine weeks. 1958, The soundtrack to South Pacific went to No.1 on the UK album chart. It became the longest running No.1 album of all time spending a total of 115 weeks at the No.1 position. 1963, Dusty Springfield set out on her first UK solo tour, sharing the bill with The Searchers, Freddie & The Dreamers and Brian Poole & The Tremeloes. The first night was in Halifax.

in 1954 - Satori Shakoor (Jeanette McGruder)(US singer, back-up singer; P Funk/Brides of Funkenstein/Rick James) is born
in 1954 - Ricke Lee Jones (US singer, keyboards, guitar) is born
in 1956 - Alan Frew (Scottish lead singer, guitarist, songwriter; Glass Tiger/solo) is born
in 1957 - Porl Thompson (UK saxophone player, keyboards; Cure) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqxX1LbwFBQ"]Porl Thompson ( The Cure ) - Star Head Oracle Dream State Art - YouTube[/ame]

in 1958 - First-ever British LP chart published, in NME. 'South Pacific' film soundtrack is at No. 1 for 70 weeks continuously, and 115 in all.

in 1958 - Don Byron (US clarinetist, composer and multi-intrumentalist) is born.

in 1958 - Terry Lee Miall, England, rock drummer (Adam and The Ants) is bornin 1961 - Leif Garrett (US singer, actor) is born
in 1963 - Simon Jurovsky, composer, dies at 51
in 1964 - Judy Garland and her daughter, Liza Minnelli appeared together at the London Palladium.

in 1965 - The Beatles worked on a new George Harrison song ‘Think For Yourself’ at Abbey Road for their forthcoming Rubber Soul album. After rehearsing the song, they recorded the basic instrumental track in one take.

in 1967 - Marc van Roon (Dutch improvising jazz pianist) is born.

in 1967 - The Foundations were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Baby, Now That I've Found You', the group's only UK No.1. 1968, The Who, Joe Cocker and The Grease Band, The Mindbenders and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown all appeared at The Walthamstow Granada Theatre, England.

in 1968 - Jean Terrell replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes.

in 1969 - 'Something' the first Beatles A-side composed by George Harrison entered the UK singles chart, it peaked at No.4 in the UK and went on to be a No.1 on the US chart. 1971, The UK Top 5 singles chart: No.5, Tom Jones, ‘Till’, No.4, Al Green, ‘Tired Of Being Alone’, No.3, Rod Stewart, ‘Maggie May’, No.2, Redbone, ‘The Which Queen of New Orleans’ and No.1, Slade, ‘Coz I Love You.’
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_XG_YlTPPQ"]The Beatles - Something HD - YouTube[/ame]

in 1970 - Diana King (Jamaican R&B, reggae singer) is born
in 1970 – Ra (Gareth Pring)(UK guitar; Neds Atomic Dustbin/Groundswell) is born
in 1971 - Tech N9NE (Aaron Yates)(American rapper) is born.

in 1971 - Led Zeppelin released their fourth album. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, The Fourth Album or Led Zeppelin IV, it has gone on to sell over 37 million copies worldwide. The 19th century rustic oil painting on the front of the album was purchased by Robert Plant from an antique shop in Reading, Berkshire, England. The 20th century urban tower block on the back of the full gatefold LP cover is Butterfield Court in Eves Hill, Dudley, England.

In 1974 - Ivory Joe Hunter at age 60 loses his battle with cancer. African American R&B singer, songwriter and pianist, best known for his hit recording, "Since I Met You, Baby" in 1956. The Baron of the Boogie, is not to be confused with Motown producer-songwriter Joe Hunter. Born in Kirbyville, Texas, he was christened Ivory Joe, Ivory Joe Hunter is not a nickname, but the artist's real birth name. In the early 1940s, he had his own radio show in Beaumont, Texas, on KFDM, where he eventually became program manager, and in 1942 he moved to LA, joining Johnny Moore's Three Blazers. He wrote and recorded his first song, "Blues at Sunrise", with the Three Blazers on his own label, Ivory Records. Other hits include "I Quit My Pretty Mama", "Guess Who", "I Almost Lost My Mind", "Yes, I Want You", "Empty Arms" and "City Lights". Ivory was a prolific songwriter, some estimate he wrote more than 7,000 songs. Elvis Presley was among the many artists to record Ivory's songs, with "My Wish Came True", "Ain't That Loving You, Baby", "I Need You So", "It's Still Here" and "I Will Be True."
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW2JXz60fO0"]I ALMOST LOST MY MIND - IVORY JOE HUNTER.wmv - YouTube[/ame]
in 1975 - Elton John was named Godfather to John and Yoko Lennon's son Sean
in 1975 - Stephen Saber, drummer/songwriter is born.
in 1975 - David Bowie made his US TV debut performing 'Fame', on the Cher CBS-TV show.
in 1975 - Elton John was named Godfather to John and Yoko Lennon's son Sean.
in 1977 - Jully Black (Jully Ann Inderia Gordon) (Canadian R&B singer of Jamaican heritage) is born
in 1978 – Shyne (Moses Michael Leviy/Jamal Barrow) (Belizean born rapper) is born
in 1980 - Ana Vidovic (Croatian classical guitar virtuoso) is born.
in 1980 - Human League split in two; Phil Oakey continues Human League. Martin Ware and Ian Craig Marsh go on to form Heaven 17.
in 1980 - Barbra Streisand went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Guilty.' 1981, ITV’s 'The South Bank Show' aired a documentary on the making of the Elvis Costello country album 'Almost Blue.'
in 1981 - ITV's 'The South Bank Show' aired a documentary on the making of the Elvis Costello country album 'Almost Blue.'
in 1982 - Sam Sparro (Sam Falson) (Australian singer-songwriter, music producer) is born

in 1983 - James Booker dies at age 43. American jazz pianist, sax player and singer; he was highly skilled in classical music and played Bach and Chopin, among other composers, he mastered and memorized solos by Erroll Garner, and Liberace. His thorough background in piano literature may have enabled his original and virtuosic interpretations of jazz and other American popular music, combining elements of stride, blues, gospel and Latin piano styles. He made his recording debut in 1954 with "Doin' the Hambone." This led to session work with Smiley Lewis, Fats Domino, and Lloyd Price. In the 1960s, he turned to drugs, and in 1970 served a brief sentence in Angola Prison for possession. During 1976, he played and toured with the Jerry Garcia Band. James recorded a number of albums while touring Europe in 1977, including New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!, which was recorded at his performance in the 'Boogie Woogie and Ragtime Piano Contest' in Zurich, Switzerland This album won the Grand Prix du Disque. After which he continued recording and touring and playing major festivals. He performed is final concert at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans in October of 1983 (died of renal failure while seated in a wheelchair, waiting to be seen at the emergency room at New Orleans Charity Hospital)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6DoLvwVJDM"]James Booker: St. James Infirmary - YouTube[/ame]
in 1984 - Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, composer, dies at 81
in 1985 - Jack Osbourne (son of Ozzy) is born.

in 1986 - Taken from the film 'Top Gun', Berlin started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Take Your Breath Away'. 1986, The Police started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album with 'Every Breath You Take-The Singles'.

in 1998 - Robbie Williams scored his second UK No.1 album with 'I've Been Expecting You'.

in 1991 - John Kirckpatrick, US musicologist (Charles Ives Archives), dies
in 1992 - Hans Zellig, Swiss/German dancer (Green Table), dies

in 1992 - Larry Levan (Lawrence Philpot) dies at age 38. American DeeJay who worked the New York City night club Paradise Garage, a prototype of the modern dance club, because it was entirely focused on dancing, and was the first to put the DJ at the center of attention. Larry developed a cult following, who referred to his sets as "Saturday Mass". Influential US DJ François Kevorkian credits him with introducing the dub aesthetic into dance music. Larry experimented with drum machines and synthesizers which helped establish new electronic, post-disco sound and he was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2004 (after returning home from Japan, Larry voluntarily entered the hospital. He died four days later of heart failure caused by endocarditis)


in 1993 - Take That kicked off their 21 date, sold out UK ‘Everything Changes’ tour in Bournemouth.

in 1995 - Michael Jackson and Sony Corp. of America combined forces and created the world's third-largest music publishing company with more than 100,000 titles.

in 1995 - Country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40
in 1997 - Johnny Paycheck officially joined the Grand Ole Opry. He was the 72nd member of the radio show's cast

in 1998 - Lonnie Pitchford dies at age 44. American blues diddley bow player, multi-musician and instrument maker from Lexington, Mississippi; he began making his one-stringed diddley bows as a five-year-old, fashioning them mostly out of parts from old electric guitars. He was also an accomplished six-string guitarist, acoustic and electric, and piano player, as well as playing the double bass and harmonica. Lonnie was "discovered" by ethnomusicologist Worth Long, after he had began to attract crowds playing the music of Robert Johnson, songs like "Come On In My Kitchen" and "Terraplane Blues," on his one-stringed didley bow. Lonnie was voted as one of Living Blues magazine's "top 40 under 40" new blues players to watch
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiOxn4Y9cJc"]Lonnie Pitchford - Diddley Bow - African Roots of the Blues Part 4 - YouTube[/ame]
in 1999 - Lester Bowie dies at age 58. American jazz trumpet player and composer; member of the AACM, he co-founded the Art Ensemble of Chicago remaining a member for the rest of his life. He was also a member of Jack DeJohnette's New Directions quartet and played and recorded with Fela Kuti. ( liver cancer, the following year he was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame) b. Oct 11th 1941

in 1999 - Eminem played the first of two sold out nights at the London Astoria, tickets cost £12.00.

in 2000 - Spice Girl Mel C made a foul-mouthed attack on Westlife, calling them 'a useless bunch of talentless tossers' and 'as hyped-up ****'. Mel made the attack during The Spice Girls party to launch their new album Forever.

in 2001 - Winners at the MTV Europe Awards included Robbie Williams who won Best male and Best song for 'Rock DJ', Craig David won Best R&B act and Best UK & Ireland act, Dido won Best new act and Anastacia won Best pop act. Gorillaz won Best song for ‘Clint Eastwood’ and Best Dance act and Eminem won the Best Hip Hop award.

in 2003 - Guy Speranza dies at age 47from pancreatic cancer. American singer; best known as New York-based metal band Riot's original frontman, from 1976-1981. He sung on their first three albums, 1977's Rock City, 1979's Narita and 1981's Fire Down Under, before leaving the band in 1981. After which he returned to Florida and became an exterminator

in 2006 - Basil Poledouris dies from cancer at age 61. Greek-American film score composer, Kansas City, Missouri; his score for Conan the Barbarian is considered by many to be one of the finest examples of motion picture scoring ever written. In 1996 he scored the "The Tradition of the Games" for the Atlanta Olympics Opening Ceremony that accompanied the memorable dance tribute to the athletes and goddesses of victory of the ancient Greek Olympics using silhouette imagery. Other notable film scores include The Blue Lagoon in 1980; Conan the Destroyer in 1984; Red Dawn in 1984; RoboCop in 1987; The Hunt for Red October in 1990; Free Willy in 1993 and its first sequel; Starship Troopers in 1997; and For Love of the Game in 1999
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPsL2WVhFCc"]Basil Poledouris - Hymn To Red October - YouTube[/ame]
in 2007 - Four men were arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice after Police raided a house in Camden, London belonging to singer Amy Winehouse. The arrests were in connection of a court case involving Ms Winehouse's husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who faced charges of causing grievous bodily harm.

in 2008 - AC/DC started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Black Ice’ the bands fifteenth studio album and the second-best selling album of 2008. 2009, Take That singer Mark Owen married his fiancee Emma Ferguson at Cawdor Parish Church, near Inverness, followed by a reception at Cawdor Castle.

in 2008 - Jerry Fuchs (Gerhardt Fuchs) dies at age 34 while attempting to jump out of a stuck elevator car, accidentally falling 5 stories to his death. American indie rock drummer, writer and graphic artist; he attended the University of Georgia, where he studied graphic design and drummed in the local Athens bands. He also played drums for The Juan Maclean during their live performances, and played live for other DFA Records' outfits including MSTRKRFT, LCD Soundsystem and Holy Ghost!. He then joined Maserati, playing on their albums. Jerry also did graphic design work for the magazine Chunklet and wrote articles as a freelance writer for Entertainment Weekly.

in 2009 - Former Smiths frontman Morrissey stopped a concert halfway through his second song after being hit by a beer bottle. The 50-year-old singer who was hit in the eye by a plastic bottle of beer, said goodnight to the 8,000 strong crowd in Liverpool, England before walking off.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKoS5X4SMrY"]Morrissey -- Irish Blood, English Heart - YouTube[/ame]

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in 1664 - Johannes Speth, composer is born.
in 1697 - Claudio Casciolini, composer is born.

in 1754 - Johann Christoph Fravenholtz, composer, dies at 70.
Alsatian composer and poet. Nothing is known about the circumstances which led Frauenholtz to Strasbourg, where he matriculated at the university as a law student on 6 October 1710. In 1713 he directed a cycle of his cantatas at the Aurelian-Kirche and the following year he assumed the most important musical positions in Strasbourg, director of music for the city and Kapellmeister of the Neue Kirche. As Kapellmeister he oversaw the music at all seven Protestant churches in the city. He also held the posts, as was the custom, of maître de chapelle at the Temple Neuf and director of municipal concerts from 1727 until his death. On 18 February 1722 he married Maria Elizabeth Emmerich of Strasbourg. Frauenholtz undoubtedly had contact with Andreas, Gottfried and J.A. Silbermann and he may even have served as consultant to their work. He directed the music for the dedication of the Silbermann organ at St Thomas in 1740 and at the Neue Kirche on 16 November 1749, when his Himmel-steigendes Halleluja was performed. On 8 February 1751 he directed the music, which included his cantata Trauer-Musik for the funeral of Marshal Moritz of Saxony. To mark his death a poem by Heinrich Heitz, Davids dankbares Harfen-Spiel (Strasbourg, 1754), was published in his honour; he was buried at St Helena’s cemetry.

Frauenholtz wrote at least five cycles of cantatas and arias, of which only one is extant in complete form. It consists of brief and unpretentious works comprising an aria, arioso or recitative flanked by choruses. These cantatas, reminiscent of the French cantatille, owe much to the rhythms of French dance forms; the influence of secular forms is in marked contrast to the excessively Pietistic texts, most of which are by Frauenholtz himself. His collection of sacred texts Zions geistliche Blumenlust, whose music has been lost, frequently reveals Frauenholtz’s leaning towards mysticism; it contains more extended cantata texts, hymns, Passions and devotional texts.

in 1760 - Henri-Philippe Gerard, composer is born
in 1801 - Czech composer Carl Philipp Stamitz, who studied with his father, composer Johann Stamitz, died at the age of 56 in Jena.
in 1821 - Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, composer is born.
in 1829 - Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer, dies at 66.
in 1835 - Jean-Theodore Radoux, composer is born.
in 1835 - Davorin Jenko, composer is born.
in 1837 - Alfred Holmes, composer is born.
in 1854 - Joseph Miroslav Weber, composer is born.
in 1858 - 1st performance of NY Symphony Orchestra.
in 1868 - Andrea d' Angeli, composer is born.
in 1877 - Jesus Castillo, composer is born.
in 1880 - Rudolph Karel, composer is born.
in 1885 - Opera "Ermine," premieres in London.
in 1897 - Moritz Heuzenroeder, composer, dies at 48.
in 1905 - Aureliano Pertile (Italian tenor singer is born.
in 1911 - Edmund Schuecker, composer, dies at 50.
In 1921 - Pierrette Alarie (French Canadian coloratura soprano) is born.

in 1923 - Dorothy Dandridge, Cleveland OH, actress/singer/dancer (Porgy and Bess) is born.
She was an American actress and popular singer, and was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Nathan Featherston and the Apollo Theater.

After several minor bit parts in films, Dandridge landed her first noted film role in Tarzan's Peril (starring Lex Barker), in 1951. Dandridge won her first starring role in 1953, playing a teacher in a low-budget film with a nearly all-black cast, Bright Road, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

In 1954, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Carmen Jones, and in 1959 she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Porgy and Bess. In 1999, she was the subject of the HBO biopic Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, starring Halle Berry as Dandridge. She has been recognized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dandridge was married and divorced twice, first to dancer and entertainer Harold Nicholas (the father of her daughter, Harolyn Suzanne) and then to Jack Denison. Dandridge died of an accidental drug overdose at age 42.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1MFIHCzqoY"]Dorothy Dandridge - I Got Rhythm - YouTube[/ame]
in 1927 - Ole Olsen, composer, dies at 77.
in 1929 - Alexandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova, composer is born.
in 1930 - Czech pianist Ivan Moravec was born in Prague.
in 1932 - Carl Perkins, singer (Blue Suede Shoes) is born.

in 1936 - Mary Travers (US singer; Peter, Paul & Mary/solo) is born.
While in high school, Travers joined the Song Swappers, which sang backup for Pete Seeger when Folkways Records reissued a union song collection, Talking Union, in 1955. The Song Swappers recorded four albums for Folkways in 1955, all with Seeger. Travers regarded her singing as a hobby and was shy about it, but was encouraged by fellow musicians. She also was in the cast of the Broadway show The Next President.

The group Peter, Paul and Mary was formed in 1961, and was an immediate success. They shared a manager, Albert Grossman, with Bob Dylan. Their success with Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" helped propel Dylan's Freewheelin' album into the Top 30 four months after its release.

An Associated press obituary noted:

The group's first album, Peter, Paul and Mary came out in 1962 and immediately scored hits with their versions of "If I Had a Hammer" and "Lemon Tree". The former won them Grammys for best folk recording and best performance by a vocal group.
Their next album, Moving, included the hit tale of innocence lost, "Puff, The Magic Dragon", which reached No. 2 on the charts.
The trio's third album, In the Wind, featured three songs by the 22-year-old Bob Dylan. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" and "Blowin' in the Wind" reached the top 10, bringing Dylan's material to a massive audience; the latter shipped 300,000 copies during one two-week period.
...at one point in 1963, three of their albums were in the top six Billboard best-selling LPs as they became the biggest stars of the folk revival movement.

Their version of "If I Had a Hammer" became an anthem for racial equality, as did Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind", which they performed at the August 1963 March on Washington.

The group broke up in 1970, and Travers subsequently pursued a solo career and recorded five albums: Mary (1971), Morning Glory (1972), All My Choices (1973), Circles (1974) and It's in Everyone of Us (1978).[2] The group re-formed in 1978, toured extensively and issued many new albums. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFMd_xY9HD0"]Mary Travers - Leaving on a Jet Plane - YouTube[/ame]
in 1937 - Roger McGough (UK singer, poet, songwriter; Scaffold) is born.
in 1940 - Sergio Cervetti, composer is born.
in 1941 - Tom Fogerty (US guitarist, vocals; Creedence Clearwater Revival/solo) is born.
in 1943 - Lee Graziano (US rock drummer; Rufus/American Breed) is born.
in 1944 - Phil May (UK singer; Pretty Things) is born.
in 1946 - Carlos Torres Vila (Argentine folk singer, pioneer) is born.
in 1947 - Richard "Snax" Jaeger” some sources Sept 11th (US blues and jazz percussionist; sessionist) is born.
in 1948 - Alan Gratzer (US drummer; REO Speedwagon) is born.
in 1948 - Joe Bouchard (US bassist; Blue Öyster Cult) is born.
in 1948 - Michel Pagliaro (Canadian singer, guitar) is born.
in 1951 - Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer, dies at 87.

in 1951 - Sigmund Romberg dies at age 64. Hungarian operetta composer; his adaptation of melodies by Franz Schubert for Blossom Time in 1921, was a great success. He subsequently wrote his best-known operettas, The Student Prince-1924, The Desert Song (1926) and The New Moon (1928), which are in a style similar to the Viennese operettas of Franz Lehár. He also wrote Rosalie (1928) together with George Gershwin. His later works, such as Up in Central Park (1945), are closer to the American musical in style, but they were less successful. Romberg also wrote a number of film scores and adapted his own work for film. Columbia Records asked him to conduct orchestral arrangements of his music, which he had played in concerts, for a series of recordings from 1945 to 1950 that were issued both on 78-rpm and 33-1/3 rpm discs. These performances are now prized by record collectors
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v6WQ1MBtRo"]Sigmund Romberg - "It" (The Desert Song) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1954 - Dennis Stratton (UK guitar; Iron Maiden/Praying Mantis) is born.

in 1955 - The Everly Brothers made their first studio recordings cutting four tracks in 22 minutes, at Nashville's Old Tulane Hotel studios.

in 1958 - Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog', exceeded three million copies sold in the USA, becoming only the third single to do so. Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' & 'Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer' by Gene Autry being the other two.

in 1959 - Thomas Quasthoff (German classical singer) is born.

in 1959 - Johnny Mathis started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Heavenly'. 1961, Brian Epstein saw The Beatles playing live for the first time during a lunchtime session at The Cavern Liverpool. Epstein went on to be the group's manager. That night they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool. 1963, The first night of a UK tour with Tommy Roe, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Searchers and Brian Poole & The Tremeloes kicked off at The Odeon Cinema, Bolton, England.

in 1959 - Frederick Preston Search, composer, dies at 70.
in 1960 - Demetra Plakas (US punk rock drummer; L7) is born.
in 1960 - Joëlle Ursull (French-Guadeloupean singer) is born.
in 1964 – Pepa(Sandra Denton) (Jamaican singer; Salt-N-Pepa) is born.

in 1964 - "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 perfsin 1965, Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel was born in Pant Glas, Anglesey, North Wales.

in 1965 - Wilson Pickett made his UK live debut at the Scotch of St James Club in London.

in 1966 - John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time when he visited her art exhibition 'Unfinished Paintings and Objects' at the Indica Gallery in London.

in 1967 - The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock ’n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

in 1968 - Led Zeppelin played their first ever London show when they appeared at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm on the same bill as John Lee Hooker, Deviants, John James and Tyres. Zeppelin singer Robert Plant married his girlfriend Maureen in London on this day and held the reception at the gig.

in 1968- Nazzareno Carusi (Italian international pianist) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9jwpyFphWo"]Nazzareno Carusi - Scarlatti Sonata in Sol Maggiore K13 - YouTube[/ame]

in 1968 - Jan Johansson dies at age 37. Swedish jazz pianist; sadly he is little known outside Scandinavia, and his records are not widely available, though Jazz på svenska/Jazz in Swedish has sold more than a 1/4 of a million copies, and is the best selling jazz release ever in Sweden (died in a car crash on his way to a concert).

in 1969 - Allison Wolfe (US singer; Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts, Partyline) is born.
in 1970 - Susan Tedeschi (US blues singer, guitarist) is born.
in 1970 – Domino (Damian Siguenza) (US music producer, DJ, manager) is born.
in 1970 - Chris Jericho (Christopher Keith Irvine) (Canadian wrestler, lead singer; Fozzy) is born.
in 1971 - Big Punisher (Christopher Rios) (US rapper) is born.
in 1972 - Corin Tucker (US singer, guitarist; Sleater-Kinney) is born.
in 1973 - Nick Lachey (US singer, actor; 98 Degrees) is born.
in 1973 - Ringo releases "Ringo" album.

in 1973 - The Grateful Dead played the first of three nights at the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California. 1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet', the group's only No.1, A No.2 hit in the UK.

in 1974 - Carole King scored her third US No.1 album with 'Wrap Around Joy'. 1975, Sparks played their last gig for what would be 19 years at Croydon Fairfield Halls, England. 1978, During a North American tour Queen appeared at the Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan. 1985, Jan Hammer went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the 'Miami Vice Theme', a No.5 hit in the UK. 1990, The internal revenue seized all of US country singers Willie Nelson's bank accounts and real estate holdings in connection with a $16million tax debt. 1991, Tin Machine appeared at The Cambridge Corn Exchange, England.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoHuxpa4h48"]CAROLE KING (Live) - I Feel The Earth Move - YouTube[/ame]
in 1974 - Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austria, composer/musicologist, dies at 89
in 1974 - Joe C (Joseph Calleja) (American rapper/Kid Rock) is born.
in 1974 - Uncle Kracker (Matthew Shafer)(US rock 'n roll and country singer) is born.
in 1976 - Lúcia Moniz (Portuguese singer) is born.
in 1978 – Sisqo(Mark Althavan Andrews) (US R&B singer, actor; Dru Hill)si born.
in 1978 - Otto Siegl, composer, dies at 82.
in 1981 – Eyedea (Oliver Hart/Micheal Larsen)(US rapper, battle MC; Solo/Eyedea & Abilities) is born.
in 1981 – Lyn (Lee Se-jin)(Korean singer) is born.
in 1983 - Jennifer Ayache (French singer; Superbus) is born.
in 1984 - Seven (Choi Dong-Wook)(South Korean singer) is born.

in 1991 - Yves Montand (Ivo Livi) dies at age 69 (heart attack). Italian-born singer, actor; in Monsummano Terme, Italy, but grew up in Marseille, France. He began a career in show business as a music-hall singer. In 1944 he was discovered by Édith Piaf in Paris and she made him part of her act, becoming his mentor and lover. His recognizably crooner songs, especially those about Paris, became instant classics. During his career, Montand acted in many American motion pictures as well as on Broadway. He was nominated for a Cesar Award for "Best Actor" in 1980 for "I comme Icare" and again in 1984 for "Garçon!"

in 1991 - Prince and the New Power Generation started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Cream', a No.15 hit in the UK.

in 1991 - Queen scored their 8th UK No.1 album with 'Greatest Hits II'.

in 1991 - Richard Marx played in five cities in 1 day during a 'Rush-n Rush Out, Street Tour'. Marx appeared in Baltimore, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and Burbank Airport.

in 1991 - Comedian Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff were at No.1 in the UK with their version of 'Dizzy', (a No.1 for Tommy Roe in 1969). 1993, The Dave Matthews Band released their first album, ‘Remember Two Things’ on the Bama Rags label.

in 1993 - Stanley Myers, English movie composer (Deer Hunter), dies at 63.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFZxsrRhUOI"]Stanley Myers - Cavatina ( Classical Guitar ) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1994 - Milton M Shorty Rajonsky Rogers, trumpeter, dies at 70.

in 1996 - Robson and Jerome scored their third UK No.1 single when their versions of 'What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted / Up On The Roof /You'll Never Walk Alone', started a two week run at the top of the charts. The actors third and final No.1.

in 1996 - Blackstreet featuring Dr Dre started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'No Diggity', a No.9 hit in the UK. 1996, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was arrested after being stopped by police in London's Oxford Street and charged with possession of a class A controlled substance.

in 1996 - Van Halen went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Best Of Vol 1'. 1996, Michael Jackson played at the Ericsson Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, the first of eleven dates in Australia and New Zealand on the HIStory world tour. 1997, Paul Weller was arrested and spent the night in a French jail after smashing up his hotel room. His record company paid £4,000 to cover the damage; Weller was released the following day.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9thvSfq8w2o"]Van Halen - When It's Love (music video) HD - YouTube[/ame]
in 1997 - The Firm were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Album’, (featuring Nas, Foxy Brown, Az and Nature).
in 1999 - Herb Abramson dies at age 82. US record producer in Brooklyn, New York City; he produced such performers as Billy Eckstineat, Joe Turner and The Ravens at National Records and founded his first record company Jubilee Records in 1946 with Jerry Blaine producing jazz, R&B and Gospel recordings, he went on to co-found Atlantic records. After leaving Atlantic, he set up his own recording studio A-1 Sound Studios, Hank Crawford, James Moody, Richie Cordell, Johnny Nash and Lloyd Price were among the artists who recorded there. In 1998 Herb received the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation.

in 1999 - American producer, songwriter and co-founder of Atlantic records. Herb Abramson died. Wrote and produced Tommy Tucker's 1964 hit 'High Heeled Sneakers.'

in 1999 - Gary Glitter appeared at Bristol Crown Court, England charged with seducing and sexually humiliating a 14 year-old girl. The charges related back to 1980.

in 2002 - Viewers of the UK music channel VH1 voted 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston as the number 1 most romantic song ever. In second place Elvis Presley, 'You Were Always On My Mind' and third place went to 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion.

in 2002 - It was announced that Madonna's latest movie 'Swept Away' would not be released in the UK because it had been such a box office flop in the US. The Washington Post said the film was "as awful as you've heard and as bad as you've imagined."
in 2003 - Davy Chesterfield (David Goldsworthy) at age40, killed by a hit & run driver in Oxford, UK. English singer, guitarist and founder member of the indie pop band The Chesterf!elds formed in 1984, Yeovil, Somerset. Signed to the label Subway Organization, they released an EP ''A Guitar In Your Bath'' and single ''Completely & Utterly'' before releasing an album ''Kettle'' in 1987. They moved to their own Household label, issuing 2 more singles and a third album, Crocodile Tears. The Chesterfields final single, "Fool Is The Man" was released in 1989, after which the band split. They did however reformed briefly in the 1990's to tour Japan after their material was re-issued there. (killed by a hit & run driver in Oxford, UK).

in 2004 - A Dutch man was jailed for nine months for harassing former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm. The unnamed 39-year-old sent the singer parcels, letters and tapes during 2001. Dutch police searched the man's home after he tried to hand-deliver a parcel to Ms Chisholm's London home.

in 2008 - Girls Aloud went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Out of Control’, the girl groups fifth studio album.

in 2010 - Jessica Sanso dies at age 95. American opera singer.
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10 November

in 1636 - Francesco Passarini composer is born
in 1665 - Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer, dies at 36
in 1668 - Francois Couperin, Paris France, composer/organist (Concerts Royaux) is born
in 1679 - Johann Christian Schieferdecker composer is born
in 1694 - Jean-Laurent Krafft composer is born
in 1704 - Carlo Zuccari composer is born
in 1719 - Georg Philipp Kress composer is born
in 1772 - Jan Nepomuk Kanka composer is born
in 1786 - Carl Eberwein composer is born
in 1811 - Louis Kufferath composer is born
in 1821 - Andreas J Romberg German violinist/composer (Der Rabe), dies at 54
in 1833 - Dobri Voynikov composer is born
in 1846 - Martin Wegelius Finnish musicologist/composer is born
in 1846 - Paul Kuczynski composer is born
in 1864 - Alexandre Levy composer is born
in 1873 - Henri Rabnaud Paris France, composer (Le Premer Glaire) is born.

in 1874 - Idabelle Smith Firestone (US composer, songwriter) is born.
Video Notes: Glenn Bengtsson, Church Singer and barytenor, sings one of the theme songs of "The Voice of Firestone"-TV show from the fifties -- If I could tell you by Idabelle Firestone -- at a Festive Summer Evening Concert in the Church of Tofta outside Landskrona, Sweden, on July 11th 2010, with pianist and Church Musician Nils-Erik Rosdahl, the two celebrating Ten Years in Concert together. [I can’t believe the flat notes.]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnnlHYzaGtM]Glenn Bengtsson sings If I could tell you by Idabelle Firestone in Tofta 2010 - YouTube[/ame]

in 1883 - Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann composer is born
in 1891 - Carl Stalling (US composer, arranger; animated films) is born
in 1902 - Antonio Maria Valencia composer is born
in 1907 - Jane Froman St Louis Mo, singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen) is born
in 1909 - Johnny Marks (US song-writer, singer)is born
in 1909 - Ludvig Schytte composer, dies at 61
in 1912 - Salvador Contreras composer is born
in 1914 - Les Robinson (US jazz alto-sax player, clarinet, trumpet; all the greats) is born
in 1916 - Billy May (US composer, arranger and musician) is born
in 1916 - Guido Turchi, Rome Italy, composer (Invettiva) is born
in 1927 – Sabah (Jeannette Gergi Fighali)(Lebanese singer, actress) is born
in 1928 - Ennio Morricone Rome Italy, composer/musician is born
in 1929 - Marilyn Bergman (US composer, songwriter) is born
in 1930 - Toma Prosev composer is born
in 1934 - Houston Person (jazz tenor saxophonist, record producer) is born.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWomFeaox20]Houston Person "IF" - YouTube[/ame]

in 1939 - Tommy "Bubba" Facenda rocker is born
in 1940 - Screaming Lord Sutch (David Sutch) (UK singer, politician) is born
in 1942 - Michel Tabachnik Swiss composer/conductor is born
in 1944 - Sir Tim Rice (UK lyricist) is born
in 1944 - Dave Loggins singer (Please come to Boston) is born
in 1945 - Donna Fargo (US singer) is born.
in 1946 – RTB (Roy Thomas Baker) (UK record producer, songwriter, arranger) is born
in 1946 - Bill Bryson Evanston Ill, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited) is born
in 1947 - Dave Loggins (US singer, songwriter) is born
in 1947 - Glen Edward Buxton (US guitar, Alice Cooper Band) is born
in 1947 - Greg Lake (UK singer, guitar, bassist; The Gods/King Crimson/Emerson, Lake & Palmer) is born
in 1948 - Hugh Moffatt (Country music songwriter, singer, trumpet, piano) is born
in 1948 - Greg Lake rock vocalist/bassist (King Crimson, ELP) is born
in 1949 - Ann Reinking Seattle, dancer/actress (All the Jazz, Micki and Maude) is born
in 1950 - Bram Tchaikovsky (Peter Bramall) (UK singer, guitar; Motors) is born
in 1950 - Ronnie Hammond (singer; Atlanta Rhythm Section) is born
in 1952 - Pat Severs, Camden SC, country singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake) is born
in 1954 - Mario Cipollina California, rock bassist (Huey Lewis and The News) is born.

in 1955 - Elvis Presley attended the fourth Country Music Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville Tennessee. Back at his hotel Mae Boren Axton played him a demo of a new song she had written with Tommy Durden called ‘Heartbreak Hotel.’

in 1956 - Scott Columbus (US drummer; Manowar) is born.

in 1957 - Billy Ruane (US manager, concert promoter) is born
in 1957 - Chris Joyce rocker (Simply Red) is born
in 1958 - Massimo Morsello (Italian singer) is born
in 1958 - Brooks Williams (US folk/blues singer, guitarist) is born.
in 1958 - Soul singer Sam Cooke was injured in a car crash in Marion, Arkansas. The driver was killed in the accident.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48K5Y0421Ig]Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come - YouTube[/ame]

in 1959 - Frank Maudsley (UK bassist; A Flock Of Seagulls) is born
in 1960 - Isadore Freed composer, dies at 60
in 1961 - Junior, [Norman Giscombe], RandB singer (Mama used to Say) is born.
in 1961 - Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'His Latest Flame/Little Sister.' The singers ninth UK No.1.
in 1963 - The Yardbirds, (with Eric Clapton on guitar) appeared at The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond, Surrey, England.
in 1965 - David Hawes (UK bassist; Catherine Wheel) is born
in 1966 - Steve Mackey (UK bassist; Pulp) is born
in 1967 - Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles (member of the electronic band Massive Attack) is born.
in 1967 - The Moody Blues released “Nights in White Satin.”

in 1967 - The Beatles filmed three promotional films for their new single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at the Saville Theatre in London. Each of the three film clips featured different costumes and Beatle antics. In the first film they wear their "Sgt. Pepper" uniforms, for the second The Beatles are wearing everyday clothes, the third film clip features shots from the first two films, plus additional shots of The Beatles (especially John) doing the twist. A Musician's Union ban on lip-sync broadcasts prevented the film being used on British television.

in 1968 - Steve Brookstein (UK singer; UK X Factor winner) is born.
in 1969 - Paul "Kermit" Leveridge (UK rapper, hip-hop artist; Black Grape) is born
in 1970 - Derry Brownson (UK keyboards, samples, drums; EMF) is born
in 1970 - U-God (Lamont Jody Hawkins) (US rapper; Wu Tang Clan) is born
in 1970 - Warren G (Warren Griffin 111) (US rapper) is born
in 1972 - DJ Ashba (Daren Jay Ashba)(US guitarist, songwriter; Sixx:A.M/Guns N' Roses/BulletBoys/others) is born
in 1973 - Jacqueline Abbott (UK lead singer; Beautiful South) is born
in 1973 - Khiry Abdul Samad LA Calif, rocker (Boys-Dial My Heart, Lucky Charm) is born


in 1973 - David "Stringbean" Akeman dies at age57. American banjo player and comedy musician best known for his role on the hit television show, Hee Haw. He is one of the most celebrated performers of "old-time" banjo playing, also called "clawhammer" or "frailing", and he is listed along with Uncle Dave Macon, Grandpa Jones, and Ralph Stanley, as among the great old-time style banjo players (the Akemans returned home after performing a show at the Grand Ole Opry, and were shot dead upon their arrival. Thieves had lain in wait for hours. The Akemans' bodies were discovered the following morning by neighbour and fellow performer, Grandpa Jones aka Louis Marshall Jones) .
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgjzlvvD_7s]David 'StringBean' Akeman - It's Mighty Dark To Travel - YouTube[/ame]

in 1973 - Elton John started a eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road', the singers third US No.1

in 1973 - Former lead singer with The Temptations Eddie Kendricks started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Keep On Truckin'.

in 1974 – Kalma (Niko Hurme) (Finnish bass player; Lordi) is born
in 1975 - Jim Adkins (US singer, guitarist) is born.

in 1975 - David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Space Oddity, the track was first released in 1969 to tie in with the Apollo 11 moon landing. Rick Wakeman (former keyboard player with Yes) provided synthesizer backing. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs 'Ashes to Ashes' and 'Hallo Spaceboy'.

in 1976 - Sota Fujimori (Japanese music composer) is born.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj3UEJsmTj0]Sota Fujimori - PLASMA (More Synth Extended) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1978 - Drew McConnell (Irish bassist, backing vocals; Babyshambles) is born
in 1978 - Eve Jeffers (US female rapper) is born.
in 1978 - Diplo/Thomas Wesley Pentz (US DJ, producer, songwriter) is born.
in 1979 - Chris Joannou (Australian bass guitarist; Silverchair) is born.
in 1979 - Fleetwood Mac scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Tusk'.

in 1979 - The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Heartache Tonight', the group's 5th and final US No.1. It made No.40 in the UK.

in 1980 - Calvin Chen (Taiwanese singer; Fahrenheit) is born
in 1983 - Miranda Lambert (US singer, songwriter; Texas Pride) is born.

in 1984 - After setting a new record for advanced orders, 1,099,500 copies, Frankie Goes To Hollywood went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP 'Welcome To The Pleasure Dome.' Also on this day Frankie Goes To Hollywood made their debut TV appearance on Saturday Night Live performing 'Two Tribes' and 'Born To Run'.

in 1984 - Former Rufus singer Chaka Khan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Feel For You.' Written by Prince, the song featured Stevie Wonder on harmonica and the Rap was by Grandmaster Melle Mel. The repetition of Khan's name by rapper Melle Mel at the beginning of the song was originally a mistake made by producer Arif Mardin, who then decided to keep it.

in 1985 - Ricki-Lee Coulter (Australian singer; second series of Australian Idol) is born.
in 1987 - Charles Hamilton (US hip-hop artist) is born.
in 1990 - Lisa Kirk US Broadway-singer, dies.
in 1990 - Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Very Best Of Elton John'.

in 1990 - Mariah Carey started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Love Takes Time', her second US No.1, a No.37 hit in the UK.

in 1990 - Vanilla Ice started a 16-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'To The Extreme.'
in 1991 - Tutte Lemkow dancer/dir (Capt Paradise, I am a Camera), dies at 73.
in 1992 - U2, Public Enemy and the Sugarcubes all appeared at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California.

in1994 - Carmen Mercedes McRae dies at age 74. US jazz singer, pianist; worked with Count Basie, Mercer Ellington, also a solo artist and was considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century. Drawing inspiration from Billie Holiday, she established her own distinctive voice, she recorded over 60 albums during her career.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFU69sSfPVM"][/ame]
in 1997 - Tommy Tedesco dies at age 67. American master session musician and renowned jazz and bebop guitarist; described as the most recorded guitarist in history, having played on thousands of recordings, including the Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, The Association, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, Sam Cooke, Cher, and Nancy and Frank Sinatra. TV themes include Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, Green Acres, M*A*S*H, Batman, and Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special. Film soundtracks include The French Connection, The Godfather, Jaws, The Deer Hunter, Field of Dreams, plus several Elvis Presley films. He was also the guitarist for the Original Roxy cast of The Rocky Horror Show. He was one of the very few sidemen credited for work on animated cartoons for the The Ant and the Aardvark cartoons.

in 1999 - Eighties hit making team Stock, Aitken and Waterman went to court fighting over song rights. Stock and Aitken claimed Waterman owed them hundreds of thousands of pounds as musicians and songwriters.
in 2002 - Johnny Griffith dies at age 67. US keyboardist, member of the Motown Funk Brother house band; played the Steinway grand piano, the Hammond B-3 organ, the Wurlitzer electric piano, the Fender Rhodes, and the celeste and harpsichord. Among the hundreds of Motown recordings he played on are "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye, "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" by Four Tops, and "Stop! In the Name of Love" by The Supremes

in 2002 - Keyboard player Johnny Griffith died. Had been a member of the Motown records house band, played on Marvin Gaye's 'Heard It Through The Grapevine.'

in 2002 - Westlife went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Unbreakable' the Irish boy bands record breaking 11th UK No.1.
in 2002 - Eminem was at No.1 on the US album chart with the ‘8 Mile Soundtrack.’
in 2004 - Katy de la Cruz dies at age 97. Leading Filipino singer born in Intramuros, Manila, she specialized in jazz vocals and torch songs in a performing career that lasted eight decades. Hailed as "The Queen of Filipino Jazz" and as "The Queen of Bodabil", she was, by the age of 18, the highest paid entertainer in the Philippines. She also appeared in films and received a FAMAS Best Supporting Actress Award in 1953., ill health caused her to retire from public life in the 1990s .
Video Notes: Katy De la Cruz was born on February 13, 1907, in Intramuros, Manila. Even as a young child, Katy would be hired to sing at town fiestas, and at intermissions during cockfights and boxing matches. Her formal schooling ended at the third grade.

In 1914, when Katy was seven, she was hired by the owner of a Manila film theater to sing to the audiences in between movie screenings. Such performances were typical in Manila theaters during that period, and from those routines would emerge a distinct genre eventually known as 'Bodabil'. Katy learned her songs through listening to phonograph records, and mastered the English language with the help of her brother.

By the age of thirteen, Katy was a rising star in the 'bodabil' circuit, performing alongside other leading stage performers such as Atang de la Rama. She soon became a solo headliner, performing in Manila's largest theaters such as the Savoy, the Palace, and the Lux. By 1925, Katy was the highest paid entertainer in the Philippines. She fell in love, and later married, the piano player of her stage show. Some of the chorus girls who performed alongside her onstage, such as Chichay, Etang Discher, Patsy, and Mary Walter, later become prominent entertainers in their own right.

Katy was acknowledged as a proficient performer of torch songs who drew comparisons to Sophie Tucker. Initially, her signature tune was the bluesy ballad St. Louis Blues. After jazz became popular in the Philippines in the 1920s, Katy adapted her singing style and soon mastered the art of scat singing, which became a trademark of hers. By the 1930s, Katy would be most identified with the song 'Balut', a fast-paced jazzy tune written by Jerry Brandy. Katy's take on the song, which afforded her to showcase her scatting ability, has been described as impish and rustic, rounded out by her low, playfully dragging key. A slightly bawdy take on the notorious Filipino culinary delicacy, 'Balut' remains popular to date, with versions performed by the Mabuhay Singers, New Minstrels, Pilita Corrales etc.

Katy occasionally acted in films, most prominently in Inspirasyon (1953), for which she received the FAMAS Best Supporting Actress Award in 1953.Many of her films were for Sampaguita Pictures.

As 'bodabil' slowly declined, Katy concentrated on concert performances and international tours. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, she was a top-billed performer at the famed Forbidden City nightclub in San Francisco. In 1961, she starred in her own stage show in Las Vegas. Katy also performed concert tours in Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and Hawaii.

Katy eventually retired to San Francisco, California,though she would occasionally perform until the late 1980s. In 1989, she visited the Philippines to attend the premiere at the Cultural Center of the Philippines of 'Katy!', a highly-publicized stage musical based on her life. Ill health caused Katy to retire from public life in the 1990s. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODoDJpODazs]PLANTING RICE (Magtanim Hindi Biro) -KATY DE LA CRUZ (Very Rare) - YouTube[/ame]
in 2004 - Police questioned Sugababe singer Mutya Buena after she was involved in a fight at a beauty contest. A scuffle broke out in the audience as points were being awarded to girls in the Miss Teen Philippines contest in which Mutya’s sister was competing.
in 2006 - Gerald LeVert dies at age 40 at home in his sleep of a sudden, unexpected heart attack. US R&B soul baritone singer; He was the most sensual, powerful baritone R&B singer of his generation. He sang with his brother, Sean Levert, and friend Marc Gordon in the R&B trio LeVert. He was also a part of LSG, an R&B musical group as well as recording solo.

in 2007 - The mother of Kanye West died after complications following surgery at the age of 58. She was taken to hospital in Los Angeles after she had stopped breathing at home and could not be resuscitated. Dr Donda West had managed her son’s businesses and educational foundation and was the subject of his song Hey Mama.

in 2007 - Carrie Underwood was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Carnival Ride’, the US Country pop singers second album and first No.1.
in 2008 - Miriam Makeba dies at age 76. South African singer and civil rights activist often referred to as Mama Afrika. When in London she met Harry Belafonte, who assisted her in gaining entry to and fame in the United States. She released many of her most famous hits there including "Pata Pata", "The Click Song" ("Qongqothwane" in Xhosa), and "Malaika". In 1966, she received the Grammy Award for Best Folk Recording together with Harry Belafonte for An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba. The album dealt with the political plight of black South Africans under apartheid.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vQgB6wLksY]Malaika - Miriam Makeba - YouTube[/ame]
in 2008 - Wannes Van de Velde Flemish singer, musician, poet and artist dies age 71.

in 2008 - Coldplay were declared the biggest-selling act of 2008 at the World Music Awards held in Monaco. The band picked up the prize – along with the Rock Act Of The Year award – after their current album 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends' topped charts around the globe. Other winners at the awards included Leona Lewis for Best Pop Female – and Best New Artist, Amy Winehouse was the winner in the Female Pop/Rock award, while Alicia Keys was named best in the R&B category. Lil' Wayne bagged the Hip-Hop/Rap Artist award, while Akon was declared the Biggest Internet Artist Of The Year.

in 2008 - After the anti-child-abuse group Kidscape filed a complaint, the British exam board recalled a high school music test that included convicted child molester Gary Glitter's 1973 hit "I'm the Leader of the Gang" in its "suggested listening" section. Group head Michele Elliott said "The role model is morally decrepit. It's just inappropriate."

in 2010 - Tony West dies at age 72. British bassist and founder member of the Liverpool rock and roll band The Searchers. The band was formed in 1957, it grew out of an earlier skiffle group formed by Tony, John McNally, and guitarist Brian Dolan. Tony left the band in 1960. In 1976 Tony established the highly successful Tony West Entertainment Agency in Liverpool arranging venues and supplying acts throughout Britain until his death (died peacefully in his sleep during the night at his Hightown home)

in 2010 - Lee Harper dies at age 65. American jazz trumpeter, born in Camp Le Jeune; he left this day job in late '71, to play professionally, most of 1972 he played in Seattle before moving to Europe late that year. His first locations were Paris, Salzburg and Munich, where he played with Günter Lenz, Al Porcino, Bobby Jones, Catharina Valente, Benny Bailey, Mal Waldron, Sal Nistico, Joe Haider, Boško Petrovic, Art Farmer, Charly Antolini, Bob Wilber, Billy Brooks, Allan Praskin, etc. In the Munich years he also appeared in several jazz recordings. In late 1979 Lee met Erich Kleinschuster and moved to Vienna to work in Erich's quintett and the Austrian Radio (ORF) Big-Band. In the Vienna years he worked with many great musicians, including Thad Jones, Leo Wright, Hans Koller, Fritz Pauer, Ernie Wilkins, Art Farmer, Paul Kuhn, Karl Ratzer, and Aladar Pege. In late 1985 Lee moved to Salzburg, where he lived till his death. He further played with Rudi Wilfer, Barbara Dennerlein, Charlie Mariano, Jarek Smietana, Renato Chicco, Carl Drevo, Frankfurt Jazz Connection, Robert Bonisolo, Connexion Latina, Heinz von Hermann, Alex Meik, Russ Spiegel, Karen Edwards, Franz Trattner, Wolfgang Pointner, Buddy Cattlet, Hadley Caliman, Al Cohn, Bill Elgart, Wayne Darling and Lee Harper's Little Big Band (heart attack).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W74F-xp5Vss]The Lee Harper Band - YouTube[/ame]





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in 1688 - Lorenzo Somis composer is born
in 1690 - Gerhard Hoffmann composer is born
in 1696 - Andrea Zani composer is born
in 1722 - Johann Philipp Sack composer is born
in 1725 - Georg F Handel’s opera "Tamerlano," premieres in London
in 1731 - Carl Joseph Toeschi composer is born
in 1767 - Bernhard Romberg German cellist/composer/royal chaplain bandmaster is born
in 1788 - Michal Wielhorski composer is born
in 1832 - Paolo Giorza composer is born
in 1862 - Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHk1RmPzA5E"]Verdi -La forza del destino -ouverture (ed. 1862) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1883 - Ernest Ansermet is born.
Ansermet was born in Vevey, Switzerland. Although he was a contemporary of Wilhelm Furtwängler and Otto Klemperer, Ansermet represents in most ways a very different tradition and approach from those two musicians. Originally he was a mathematics professor, teaching at the University of Lausanne. He began conducting at the Casino in Montreux in 1912, and from 1915 to 1923 was the conductor for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Traveling in France for this, he met both Debussy and Ravel, and consulted them on the performance of their works. During World War I, he met Stravinsky, who was exiled in Switzerland, and from this meeting began the conductor's lifelong association with Russian music.

In 1918, Ansermet founded his own orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR). He toured widely in Europe and America and became famous for accurate performances of difficult modern music, making first recordings of works such as Stravinsky's Capriccio with the composer as soloist. Also, Ansermet was one of the first in the field of classical music to take jazz seriously, and in 1919 he wrote an article praising Sidney Bechet.[1]

After World War II, Ansermet and his orchestra rose to international prominence through a long-term contract with Decca Records. From that time until his death, he recorded most of his repertoire, often two or three times. His interpretations were widely regarded as admirably clear and authoritative, though the orchestral playing did not always reach the highest international standards, and they differed notably from those of other famous 20th-century specialists, notably Pierre Monteux and Stravinsky himself. Ansermet disapproved of Stravinsky's practice of revising his works, and always played the original versions. Although famous for performing much modern music by other composers such as Arthur Honegger and Frank Martin, he avoided altogether the music of Arnold Schoenberg and his associates, even criticizing Stravinsky when he began to use twelve-tone techniques in his compositions.[2] In Ansermet's book, Les fondements de la musique dans la conscience humaine (1961), he sought to prove, using Husserlian phenomenology and partly his own mathematical studies, that Schoenberg's idiom was false and irrational.

In his last years, he and his ensemble surprised many by issuing discs devoted to Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms. These performances were not at all conventionally Germanic, and were much criticized at the time of their appearance, but during recent years their vivacity has come to be appreciated more.[citation needed]

In May 1954, Decca recorded Ansermet and the orchestra in Europe's first commercial stereophonic recordings. They went on to record the first stereo performance of the complete The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky on LP (Artur Rodziński had already recorded a stereo performance on magnetic tape, but this had been released on LP only in mono). Ansermet also conducted early stereo recordings of Debussy's Nocturnes and the Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune.

Ansermet was an ardent man who argued his opinions vehemently. He was notable in Britain for his argumentative rehearsals with British orchestras, who were used to the more jovial style of Sir Thomas Beecham or the more restrained manner of Sir Adrian Boult. His last recording, of Stravinsky's The Firebird, was made in London with the New Philharmonia Orchestra, which included a recording of the rehearsal sessions made as a memorial to him. Another late recording for Decca, also issued as a memorial album, was with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and was devoted to Albéric Magnard's Symphony No. 3 and Édouard Lalo's Scherzo for Orchestra.

Ansermet composed some piano pieces and compositions for orchestra, among them a symphonic poem entitled Feuilles de Printemps (Leaves of Spring). He also orchestrated Debussy's Six épigraphes antiques in 1939.
He died on 20 February 1969 in Geneva at the age of 85.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCvE2Qg3ofw"]Brahms - Ernest Ansermet - Symphony No.3 Mvt.4 - YouTube[/ame]
in 1894 - Aaron Avshalomov composer is born
in 1895 - Jacov Gotovac composer is born
in 1895 - Julius Tausch composer, dies at 68.
in 1889 - premier of Richard Strauss' Don Juan Op. 20 in Weimar, Germany.
in 1901 - Antonio Zamara composer, dies at 72
in 1907 - Henry Gadsby composer, dies at 64
in 1910 - Frideswide Frances Emma Knight musician/socialist is born
in 1912 - Joseph Wieniawski composer, dies at 75
in 1913 - German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky composer is born
in 1914 - Hansje Toussaint [Hermina A Schenk], singer (Sing of the Cross) is born
in 1917 - Julien-Francois Zbinden composer is born
in 1918 - Jurg Baur composer is born
in 1927 - Mose John Allison Jr. (US singer, songwriter, pianist; Jazz/Blues artist) is born
in 1928 - Arthur Cunningham composer is born
in 1928 - Ernestine Anderson jazz vocalist is born
in 1929 - LaVern Baker Chicago, RandB vocalist (I Cried a Tear) is born
in 1929 - Delores Williams/Delores LaVern Baker (US R&B singer) is born
in 1929 - Mieczyslaw Soltys composer, dies at 66
in 1930 - Walter Louis "Hank" Garland (US session guitarist) is born
in 1932 - Al Levitt drummer is born
in 1936 - Opal Courtney Jr (American doo-wop singer; The Spaniels) is born.
in 1936 - Welsh composer, conductor and violinist Sir Edward German, died at the age of 74, in London.
in 1937 - Buddy Jimmy Lee Land Ace, singer is born
in 1936 - Jack Keller (US songwriter) is born
in 1936 - Edward German composer, dies at 74
in 1938 - Roger Lavern (UK keyboards; English instrumental group The Tornados) is born
in 1941 - Jesse Colin Young (US singer, songwriter; The Youngbloods).
in 1943 - Mac Kissoon (singer; Mac & Katie/freelance/sessionist) is born
in 1943 - Chas Hodges rocker is born
in 1943 - Karin Kent [Janneke Kanteman], Dutch singer is born
in 1944 - Jesse Colin Young NYC, rock vocalist (Youngbloods-Soul of a City Boy) is born
in 1945 - Vince Martell (US guitar, Vanilla Fudge) is born
in 1945 - Chris Dreja (UK rhythm guitarist, bass, photographer; Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin) is born

In 1945 - Jerome David Kern dies at age 60.American composer of musical theatre and popular music. One of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century, he wrote more than 700 songs, used in over 100 stage works, including such classics as "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "A Fine Romance", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "All the Things You Are", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Long Ago (and Far Away)" and "Who?". He collaborated with many of the leading librettists and lyricists of his era, including George Grossmith Jr., Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin and E. Y. Harburg. He was nominated 8 times for Academy Awards, winning 2 for "The Way You Look Tonight" in 1936 and "The Last Time I Saw Paris" in 1941 and Jerome was was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame posthumously, in 1970. (he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while walking at the south west corner of Park Avenue and 57th street, identifiable only by his ASCAP card, he was initially taken to the indigent ward at City Hospital, later transferred to Doctors Hospital in Manhattan, where he died
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEUl1ApvseY"]Dame Kiri Te Kanawa "The Folks Who Live on the Hill" Oscar Hammerstein II / Jerome Kern - YouTube[/ame]
in 1946 - Chip Hawkes rocker is born
in 1947 - Brad Lee Sexton bass guitarist is born
in 1947 - Pat "Dirty" Daugherty rocker (Black Oak Arkansas) is born
in 1950 - Jim Peterik (US guitar, keyboards, vocals; Ides Of March/Survivor) is born
in 1950 - Jim Peterik rocker (Survivor) is born
in 1952 - Paul Cowsill Newport RI, rock keyboardist (Cowsills-We Can Fly) is born
in 1953 - Marshall Crenshaw (US singer songwriter, guitar) is born
in 1953 - Andy Partridge English rock vocalist/guitarist (XTC-Oranges and Lemons) is born
in 1954 - John Rosamund Johnson composer, dies at 81.

in 1954 - Bill Haley scored his first US Top ten single with 'Shake Rattle And Roll'. He had dropped his cowboy image about a year and a half earlier, while renaming The Saddlemen to Bill Haley and His Comets. The song became the theme song for the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League. ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ was originally made popular by Big Joe Turner.

in 1955 - Dave Alvin (American singer, songwriter, guitarist;The Blasters/X/solo) is born.
in 1955 - Elvis Presley was voted the most promising new country & western artist by Billboard magazine.
in 1956 - Victor Young orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
in 1956 - Ian Craig Marsh (UK vocalist; Human League/Heaven 17) is born
in 1956 - Billy Smith Reidsville NC, country singer (Billy and Terry Smith) is born
in 1957 - Mike Mesaros (US bassist; Smithereens) is born.
in 1957 - Elvis Presley appeared at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, this was Presley’s last concert of the 50’s.
in 1957 - Tony Gad (Tony Robinson) (English-Jamacain vocalist, bassist; Aswad) is born
in 1958 - Luz Casal (Spanish pop-rock singer) is born
in 1961 - Corinne Hermès (French singer) is born
in 1961 - Jan Kuehnemund (American guitarist; Vixen) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B45FeCIQhb8"]Jan Kuehnemund's Best Guitar Solos - YouTube[/ame]
in 1962 - Mic Michaeli (Swedish keyboardist; hard rock band Europe) is born
in 1962 - James Morrison (Australian brassman, flugelhorn, trumpet, trombone; Red Rodney/freelance) is born.
in 1962 - Frank Ifield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Lovesick Blues', the singers second UK No.1
in 1963 - Brian Epstein and Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for Beatles
in 1964 - Edward Steuermann composer, dies at 72
in 1964 - Judith Edelman (US musician; bluegrass band Ryestraw/solo) is born.

in 1965 - The final recording session for The Beatles Rubber Soul album took place, at Abbey Road, London. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song ‘Wait’ is pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul's ‘You Won't See Me’ and John's ‘Girl’, the basic tracks for both songs being completed in two takes. Rubber Soul was completed, and finished copies of the album were in the shops by December 3 in the UK and December 6 in the US.

in 1966 - Jeff Buckley musician is born.
in 1976 - US singer Linda Ronstadt made her UK live debut when she appeared at the Birmingham Odeon.
in 1967 - Harry Seymour composer/actor (Tenderfoot), dies of heart attack at 76.

in 1969 - The FBI in Phoenix, Arizona arrested Jim Morrison for drunk and disorderly conduct aboard a plane. The Doors singer who was on his way to a Rolling Stones concert with actor Tom Baker had been drinking and annoying the stewardesses. The pair spent the night in jail and were released on $2,500 bail.

in 1968 - David L Cook (American singer, comedian) is born
in 1968 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album
in 1968 - Jo Kittsee Germany, rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue) is born
in 1968 - Wyatt Pauley Ecuador, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies) is born
in 1968 - Jeanne Demessieux composer, dies at 47

in 1968 - Jeanne Marie-Madeleine Demessieux dies at age 47.French organist, pianist, composer, and pedagogue born in Montpellier, southern France. She entered the Montpellier Conservatory in 1928 and in 1932, she obtained first prizes in solfège and piano. In 1933, Jeanne Demessieux was enrolled as student at the Paris Conservatory; studying piano with Simon Riera and Magda Tagliaferro, harmony with Jean Gallon, counterpoint and fugue with Noël Gallon, and composition with Henri Büsser. She had a prodigious memory, she had memorized more than 2,500 works, including the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, César Franck, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn and Marcel Dupré. Jeanne made numerous recordings, including the complete organ works of César Franck, which was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque in 1960
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4Zz9WKT0tE"]Jeanne Demessieux: Veni Creator (op. 8) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1969 - Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK
in 1970 - Derry Brownson rock keyboardist (EMF-Unbelievable) is born.

in 1971 - BBC TV's Top Of The Pops celebrated its 400th show. The UK chart show was presented by Tony Blackburn with guests; Tom Jones, Dana, John Kongos, Cher, Slade, Cilla Black, The Piglets, Clodagh Rodgers and The Newbeats.

in 1972 - Berry Oakley dies at age 24.American bassist and one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band. He was known for his long, melodic bass runs underneath Duane Allman and Dicky Betts' furious guitar soloing. "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Whipping Post" from the At Fillmore East live album capture Oakley at his best (died in a motorcycle accident at the same intersection as his friend and former band member Duane Allman died a year earlier)

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1972 - Gilbert O'Sullivan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Clair', the singers first of two UK No.1's. The Irish singer songwriter would dress as a 1920s worker in flat cap, braces and baggy trousers.

in 1973 - Jason White (US guitarist; Pinhead Gunpowder/Green Day) is born.

in 1973 - Thirty US radio stations broadcasted a 'live' Mott The Hoople concert. In reality it was the band recorded in the studio with the applause dubbed in.

in 1974 - Static Major (Stephen Ellis Garrett) (US R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer) is born
in 1974 - Alfonso Leng composer, dies at 80.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFeOFJz7rA4"]Preludio Nº1 y Nº2, Alfonso Leng - YouTube[/ame]
in 1976 - Jesse Keeler(Canadian bassist, multi-musician; Death from Above/MSTRKRFT/ Femme Fatale) is born
in 1976 - Mike Leon Grosch (German singer) is born

in1977 - Greta Keller dies at age 74.Austrian cabaret singer and actress; For over 45 years, her voice a legend-in radio shows, films, revues, concerts and musicals, but above all her records circled the globe. First called 'The Great Lady Of Chanson' in her native Vienna, it followed her to London and America. Her voice featured in the Oscar-winning movie, Cabaret, singing the song, "Heirat", she also appeared on Stage with Marlene Dietrich in "Broadway", in which she sang and danced.

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1977 - During an Australian tour Fleetwood Mac appeared at the RAS Sydney Showgrounds. Also on the bill, Santana, Little River Band and The Kevin Borich Express.

in 1978 - Donna Summer started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of Jimmy Webb's 'MacArther Park', also a hit for actor Richard Harris in 1968, (made No.5 in the UK). Also on this day Summer went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Live And More'.

in 1978 - The Cars released the first picture-disc single commercially available, 'My Best Friend's Girl' which made No.3 in the UK charts.

in 1978 - David Bowie played the first night of his 8-date Low / Heroes tour of Australia and New Zealand at The Oval in Adelaide. This was Bowies first ever show in Australia.
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in 1979 - Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin dies at age 85. Ukrainian film score composer and conductor, he became a U.S. citizen in 1937. He scored American movies like Frank Capra's Lost Horizon- 1937; It's a Wonderful Life- 1946; and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington- 1939. He also worked on Cyrano de Bergerac-1950; Fred Zinnemann's High Noon-1952, for which he received a Best Song Oscar for “Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'”/“The Ballad of High Noon”; Giant-1956; Friendly Persuasion-1956; Gunfight at the O.K. Corral -1957; Rio Bravo-1959; and The Alamo-1960. He also composed the music for Land of the Pharaohs - 1955; The Guns of Navarone -1961; Town Without Pity-1961; 55 Days at Peking-1963), The Fall of the Roman Empire-1964; and The War Wagon -1967, to mention a few. Dimitri also scored four films for Alfred Hitchcock: Shadow of a Doubt-1943, Strangers on a Train-1951, I Confess-1953, and Dial M for Murder-1954.
Video Notes: ~ CANTINA MUSIC ~
Original Soundtrack written by Dimitri Tiomkin. John Waynes THE ALAMO.
Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin (Ukrainian: Дмитро Зиновійович Тьомкін, Dmytro Zynoviyovych Tiomkin, Russian: Дмитрий Зиновьевич Тёмкин, Dmitrij Zinov'evič Tëmkin, sometimes transliterated as Dmitri Tiomkin) (May 10, 1894 November 11, 1979) was a film score composer and conductor. Along with Max Steiner, Miklós Rózsa, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and Franz Waxman, Tiomkin was one of the most productive and decorated film music writers of Hollywood.

The Alamo (1960) is an American War film released by United Artists, starring John Wayne as Davy Crockett, Richard Widmark as Jim Bowie and Laurence Harvey as William B. Travis, and featuring Frankie Avalon, Chill Wills, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Joseph Calleia, Ruben Padilla, Richard Boone, Ken Curtis, Hank Worden, and Denver Pyle. The subject is the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5DNeTgXgJ0"]The Alamo - Cantina Music - YouTube[/ame]
in 1982 - Prince kicked off his 87-date '1999' North American tour at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

in 1985 - Kalan Porter (Canadian singer; Canadian Pop Idols) is born
in 1985 - Jessica Sierra (US singer) is born.
in 1986 - Big Audio Dynamite appeared at Birmingham's Powerhouse, England, tickets cost £5.

in 1986 - Pink Floyd issued a press statement stating that they intend to continue using the name without Roger Waters and were recording their next album.

in 1987 - Yuya Tegoshi (Japanese singer; NEWS and Tegomass) is born

in 1988 - William Ifor Jones dies at age 88. Welsh conductor and organist raised in Merthyr Tydfil, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 1920 to 1925. He was for a time organist at the Welsh Baptist Church in Castle Street, London, worked at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and assisted with the British National Opera Company in the role of prompter. He emigrated to America in early 1930, where he taught at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD, and at Rutgers University - Douglas College in New Brunswick, NJ. While at Rutgers, he formed a glee club and also performed the complete Organ Works of Johann Sebastian Bach. In 1939, he made his debut as the third Conductor of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem with who he stayed until he retired in 1969, he also conducted The Choir and members of The Philadelphia Orchestra 1948-56

in 1989- Reina Tanaka (Japanese singer; Morning Musume, Aa!, Elegies) is born.

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1989 - Bad English started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'When I See You Smile', a No.61 hit in the UK.

in 1989 - Chris Rea started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Road To Hell.'

in 1989 - Lisa Stansfield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All Around The World'. The British singers debut solo single was a No.1 hit in 11 other countries and a No.3 hit in the US.

in 1990 - A 21 year-old AC/DC fan died after being attacked outside the Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey where the band were playing a gig that night.
in 1993 - Erskine Hawkins dies at age 79. American trumpet player and big band leader; dubbed "The 20th Century Gabriel". He is most remembered as the composer of the jazz standard, "Tuxedo Junction" -1939, which became a popular hit during World War II. Vocalists who were featured with his orchestra include Ida James, Delores Brown and Della Reese. In 1978 he became one of the first five artists inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and 1989, he was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. From 1967 to 1989 he was trumpeter and band leader at the show nightclub in The Concord Resort Hotel, Kiamesha Lake, New York

in 1994 - Elizabeth Lefanu Maconchy Engl composer (My Dark Heart), dies at 87
in 1995 - Kenneth Goldstein folklorist/enthomusicologist, dies at 68.

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1995 - Actors Robson and Jerome had their second UK No.1 single when 'I Believe/Up On The Roof', started a four week run at the top of the charts.

in 1995 - The Smashing Pumpkins double album 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' went to No.1 on the US chart.
in 1998 - Patrick Clancy dies at 76. Irish folk singer best known as a member of the group After WW2 Pat went travelling to South America and ended up in New York. In 1955 Pat's younger brother Liam Clancy immigrated to New York, and met up with Tommy Makem, also from Ireland, they all teamed up and formed The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. The group achieved phenomenal success in America after an appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" which led to a contract with Columbia Records. They performed together for about eight years until Makem left the group to pursue a solo career. Patrick returned to Ireland to live in Carrick-on-Suir and bought a dairy farm.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT-akZZ9jJY"]The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem: My Johnny Lad - YouTube[/ame]
in 1999 - Britney Spears won four MTV Awards; Best Female Singer, Best Pop Act, Best Song, '...Baby One More Time', Best Breakthrough Artist. Best Rock Act went to The Offspring, Best Male Act, Will Smith and Bono won the Free Your Mind award.

in 2001 - Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Invincible.'

in 2001 - Westlife went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Queen Of My Heart.' The Irish boy bands 9th No.1 equaled the tally of the Spice Girls and Abba.

in 2002 - British Phonographic industry data showed that sales of singles were at their lowest level for 25 years, making up for less than 10% of all music sold in the UK.

in 2004 - Coldplay fan Sarah Sainsbury wrote to the band asking for their autographs so she could sell them to raise funds at her school charity. Coldplay sent her a triple platinum disc worth over £4,000.

in 2004 - Liza Minnelli's former bodyguard accused the singer of forcing him to have sex with her in order to keep his job, court documents revealed. M'hammed Soumayah was suing Minnelli for $100m damages, saying she made "many repeated attempts" to compel him into sex and he "eventually succumbed".

in 2004 - Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones and Queen were inducted into the UK's first music Hall of Fame at a ceremony in London. One act had been chosen by TV viewers of a Channel 4 program to represent each decade since the 1950s. Williams represented the 1990s, Michael Jackson the 1980s, Queen the 1970s, the Rolling Stones the 1960s, and Cliff Richard the 1950s.
in 2004 - Pete Jolly (Peter Ceragioli Jr) dies at age 72. American jazz keyboardist, accordionist, pianist; best known for his performance of various TV themes, his music can be heard on television programs such as Get Smart, The Love Boat, I Spy, Mannix, M*A*S*H, and Dallas, as well as hundreds of movie soundtracks. With the Pete Jolly Trio, and also as a solo artist, he recorded several albums, the last in 2000, a collaboration with Jan Lundgren. He also worked with other notable jazz artists, including Art Pepper, Buddy DeFranco, and Red Norvo, and for many years with EZ music arranger and director Ray Conniff.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH_lD9nMFFk"]Pete Jolly from Piano Blues - YouTube[/ame]
in 2006 - Grammy-nominated R&B star Gerald Levert died of a heart attack aged 40. The singer who was the son of O'Jays vocalist Eddie Levert, first found fame with the R&B trio LeVert, and scored a UK top 10 single with Casanova in 1987.

in 2006 - The soundtrack album ‘Hannah Montana’ started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

in 2007 - Westlife went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Back Home’ the Irish boy band’s ninth UK No.1.

in 2007 - John Petersen dies at age 62. American drummer with The Beau Brummels appearing on their hits including "Laugh, Laugh" and "Just a Little", and appeared with the band in the 1965 sci-fi/comedy movie Village of the Giants. In late '66, he left the Beau Brummels for the band Tikis, who were in the process of changing their name to Harpers Bizarre. The group broke up in 1970, but John returned for a reunion album in 1976 and for occasional reunions with the Beau Brummels. In 1975, he played with and recorded on the band's self-titled album. He went on to become a successful producer

in 2009 - Tom Merriman dies at age 85. American music composer and jingle writer based in Dallas, Texas, who in 1955 created the first production company specializing in radio station advertising campaigns and jingles. Merriman led the Liberty Network Band, and arranged and/or produced music for Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway. In addition, Merriman created many national advertising jingles, corporate musical shows, Las Vegas shows, and theme park ride music. The companies that since 1967 have born his initials have had several incarnations; the latest is TM Studios

in 2010 - Tony Edwards dies at age 78. British band manager of the British rock band, Deep Purple. He looked after the band from 1967-76 until they split. He was also instrumental in their early success and came up with the name of the band who were originally called Roundabout. Quote:"Without Tony Edwards there would be no Deep Purple" - Ritchie Blackmore.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NDig2W8fRU"]Deep Purple Interview with founder manager Tony Edwards - YouTube[/ame]
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