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Old September 4th, 2012, 05:25 AM   #1581

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in 1622 - Jacob Hintze, composer is born
in 1759 - Girolamo Chiti, composer, dies at 80
in 1761 - Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer is born
in 1811 - Marie-Felicit‚-Denise Pleyel, [Mlle Moke], pianist/composer is born
in 1815 - Mihaly Mosonyi, composer is born
in 1816 - Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin, composer is born.

TODAY’S MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON . . .
in 1824 - Anton Bruckner, Austria, composer and Wagner disciple is born.

Bruckner was the son of a village schoolmaster and organist in Upper Austria. He showed talent on the violin and spinet by the age of four, and by age 10 he was deputizing at the church organ. In 1835–36 he studied in Hörsching with his godfather, J.B. Weiss, a minor composer. After his father’s death in 1837, Bruckner entered the monastery-school of St. Florian as a choir boy. This splendid Baroque foundation, with its magnificent organ, was to remain Bruckner’s spiritual home. He trained in Linz as an assistant schoolteacher in 1840–41, and after holding appointments in Windhaag and Kronstorf, he returned to St. Florian as a fully qualified elementary teacher in 1845.

Bruckner taught at St. Florian for about a decade, and in 1848 he became the principal organist of its abbey church. In the meantime his compositional skills steadily advanced, and the St. Florian period saw a fine Requiem in D Minor (1849), among other works. The influences of Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn were added to the Viennese classical idiom in these works. Though Bruckner eventually grew unhappy with his limited prospects at the cloistered St. Florian monastery, he was hesitant to leave its security for a purely musical career. In 1856 he was reluctantly persuaded by his friends to apply for the post of cathedral organist at Linz, which he won easily. At the same time, he began a five-year correspondence course in advanced harmony and counterpoint with the Viennese teacher Simon Sechter.

Throughout his adult life Bruckner displayed an intense devotion to the spiritual life; an inexorable appetite for musical study, revision, and improvement; and a love of practice and improvisation at the organ. With his provincial background and devout nature, he cut an odd figure among the sophisticated Romantic composers who were his contemporaries. He never lost his simplicity of character, his rural accent and dress, his social naivete, or his unquestioning deference to authority. Although his intellectual powers cannot be doubted in the light of his achievement, he remained inwardly insecure and constantly sought testimonials and certificates as to his ability. His private life took on an unhappy pattern of passionate but unrequited attachments to younger, usually teenage, girls.

In 1861 Bruckner concluded his arduous studies with Sechter with magnificent testimonials, and he also astonished his judges at an organ examination in Vienna. His style in works such as the seven-part Ave Maria (1861) displays new freedom, depth, and assurance. He now embarked on a study of form and orchestration with Otto Kitzler, and during this time he discovered the music of Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz, and above all Richard Wagner. Kitzler’s production of Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser in Linz in 1863 made an enormous impression on Bruckner. The first of his three choral-orchestral masses, the Mass in D Minor (1864), crowns this period of rigorous, self-imposed training and slow growth to maturity.

After two earlier essays in the orchestral form, Bruckner completed his Symphony No. 1 in C Minor in 1866. That same year he finished the Mass in E Minor, which, along with the Mass in F Minor (1868), completed his triptych of great festive masses. Throughout his creative maturity Bruckner also composed a beautiful series of motets that punctuate the colossal steps of his symphonic progress, among them Locus iste, Christus factus est, and Ecce sacerdos magnus. They rank among the highest achievements of Roman Catholic church music.

Late in 1866 Bruckner suffered a severe nervous collapse, from which he recovered after three months in a sanatorium, though intense depressions would later trouble him. In 1868 he succeeded his late teacher Sechter in a professorship at the Vienna Conservatory. There he taught harmony and counterpoint and endeared himself to pupils for his memorable and engaging academic style.

The story of the last 25 years of Bruckner’s life is essentially that of his symphonies: the creation of new concepts of form, time-span, and unity, and his struggle to achieve success in the face of fierce critical opposition. The boldness and originality of his music met with incomprehension and was mocked by the powerful Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick, who was a champion of the German composer Johannes Brahms and was antipathetic toward Wagner. Bruckner was a fervent admirer of Wagner, and he was erroneously branded as a disciple of that composer; his career suffered from his unwitting involvement in the fierce battle then raging between the adherents of Wagner and Brahms.

Bruckner received a long-sought appointment as a lecturer at the University of Vienna in 1875 over the opposition of Hanslick, who was dean of the university’s music faculty. In 1878 he was elected a member of the Hofkapelle, where he had been an unpaid organist for years. Bruckner’s principal work of chamber music, the String Quintet in F Major, was completed in 1879. A monumental setting of the Te Deum followed in 1884. Later that year, the conductor Arthur Nikisch’s premiere of the Symphony No. 7 in E Major in Leipzig was Bruckner’s first unequivocal triumph and marked a turning point in his artistic fortunes. His other symphonies soon began to win wider appreciation throughout Germany and even in Vienna.

By the early 1890s Bruckner had become a famous and honoured figure, and he was awarded an honorary doctorate of philosophy from the University of Vienna in 1891. His last choral-orchestral works were Psalm 150 (1892) and Helgoland (1893). Three movements of his Symphony No. 9 in D Minor were ready by 1894, but he was unable to complete the finale before his death. He was buried at St. Florian.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSN3vvvp4YI"]Anton Bruckner - Requiem in D minor - 1. Requiem - Haselbock, Wolf - YouTube[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TRQBxf97GI"]Anton Bruckner. ''Ave Maria''. Dresdner Kreuzchor. - YouTube[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq3D7iQOm1w&feature=related"]BRUCKNER -7th Symphony- 1st Mov-(Part-1/3) Sergiu Celibidache - YouTube[/ame]
in 1843 - Jan Levoslav Bella, composer is born
in 1853 - Jonathan Blewitt, composer, dies at 71
in 1859 - Edoardo Mascheroni, composer is born
in 1883 - Karel Candael, Flemish composer (Passacaglia en Bourr‚e) is born.

in 1890 - Naima Wifstrand (Swedish actor, operetta singer, troubadour, director, composer) is born.

in 1891 - Sam Lanin (American bandleader; own bands/session leader) is born.
in 1892 - Darius Milhaud, Aix-en-Provence France, composer (Maximilien) is born
in 1903 - Herman Zumpe, composer, dies at 53
in 1905 - Meade "Lux" Lewis (American pianist) is born.
in 1906 - Alexander Moyzes, composer is born
in 1906 - Antanas Raciunas, composer is born.

in 1907 - Edvard Grieg dies at age 64. Norwegian composer and pianist; in the late 1860s and early 1870s he worked with Franz Liszt on Violin Sonata No.1, and later his h Piano Concerto. From 1874–76, he composed incidental music for the premiere of Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt, at the request of the author. Many of the pieces from this work became very popular in the orchestral suites or piano and piano-duet arrangements. He had close ties with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and later became Music Director of the orchestra from 1880–1882. In the spring 1903, he made nine 78-rpm gramophone recordings of his piano music in Paris; all of these historic discs have been reissued on both LPs and CDs and, despite limited fidelity, show his artistry as a pianist. Grieg also made live-recording player piano music rolls for the Welte-Mignon reproducing system, all of which survive today and can be heard (died after a long illness)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxzpy1b1_BY"]Arthur Rubinstein - Grieg Piano Concerto 1st mov (1) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1907 - Jan Savitt/Jacob Savetnick (Russian arranger, bandleader, violinist, and vocalist) is born.

in 1909 - Karel Horky, composer is born
in 1915 - Rudolf Schock, German opera/operette singer is born
in 1918 - Gerald Wilson, Shelby Miss, orch leader (Redd Foxx) is born
in 1920 - Teddy Johnson (UK singer, drummer; solo/Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson) is born.

in 1921 - Ariel Ramírez (Argentine composer and pianist) is born.
in 1930 - Jerry Ragovoy (US songwriter, arranger, producer) is born.
in 1930 - John Cephas (US Piedmont blues guitarist; Cephas & Wiggins) is born.
in 1934 - Eduard Khil (Russian singer) is born.
in 1934 - Michel Sardaby (French pianist) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GfihP5UniQ"]Michel Sardaby - Blues for Mae - YouTube[/ame]
in 1937 - Gene Ludwig (US jazz organist) is born.
in 1937 - Giovanni Salviucci, composer, dies at 29
in 1942 - Heiner Stadler (Polish arranger, bandleader, composer) is born.
in 1942 - Merald "Bubba" Knight, Atlanta Ga, singer (Gladys Knights and Pips) is born
in 1943 - Tony Jarrett (UK bassist; Vanity Fare) is born.

in 1944 - Gene Parsons (US drummer, banjoist, guitarist, singer-songwriter; The Byrds) is born.

in 1945 - Daniel Wood Gatton, guitarist is born.
in 1946 - David Liebman, rocker is born
in 1946 - Gary Duncan, [Grubb], San Diego Ca, rock guitarist (Quicksilver) is born
in 1946 - Greg Elmore, San Diego Ca, rock drummer (Quicksilver) is born
in 1946 - Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor (Lysistrata), dies at 79.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvNFwX1KRbg"]Paul Lincke - Schutzmann Marsch - YouTube[/ame]
in 1950 - Ronald LaPread (US bassist; The Commodores) is born.
in 1951 - Dan Del Santo (US steel guitarist, guitarist, singer-songwriter) is born.
in 1951 - Martin Chambers, rock drummer (Pretenders) is born.

in 1954 - To coincide with the release of his second Sun single, ‘Good Rockin' Tonight’, Elvis Presley, along with Bill Black and Scotty Moore made their first appearance at The Grand Old Opry. The audience reaction was so poor, the Opry's manager, Jim Denny told Elvis that he should go back to driving a truck.

in 1956 - Blackie Lawless/Steven Edward Duren (US rhythm guitarist, lead singer; W.A.S.P) is born.

in 1958 - George Hurley (US drummer; Minutemen/fIREHOSE) is born.

in 1959 - Dick Clark's traveling show opened at the Michigan State Fair in the US. The line-up included Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Duane Eddy, The Coasters, LaVern Baker and Jan and Dean.

in 1960 - Kim Thayil (US guitar;Soundgarden) is born.

in 1961 - Bernard O'Neill (Irish double bassist, bass; international sessionist/founder member: Zumzeaux) is born.

in 1961 - Nick Blinko (UK lead singer, lyricist, guitar player; Rudimentary Peni) is born.

in 1961 - The Highwaymen started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Michael', also made No.1 in the UK. The group were made up of five university students.

in 1962 - Beatles record "How Do You Do It" at EMI

in 1962 - The Beatles' first formal recording session at EMI's Abbey Road studios took place. George Martin was unhappy with a previous session on June 6, so he called The Beatles back into the studio to try again. They recorded six songs, including ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘Please Please Me.’

in 1963 - Bobby Jarzombek (US drummer; Halford) is born.

in 1963 - Sam Yaffa/Sami Takamäki (Finnish bass guitarist; Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls/Michael Monroe band) is born.

in 1964 - René Pape (German opera singer) is born.
in 1965 - Beatles' "Help!," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
in 1965 - Rock group Who's van is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen.

in 1965 - The Beatles started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Help', the title of their second film and the group's ninth US No.1.

in 1965 - The Who had their van stolen containing over £5000 worth of equipment outside the Battersea Dogs Home. The band were inside the home at the time buying a guard dog. The van was later recovered.

in 1966 - Bireli Lagrene (French gypsy-style jazz guitarist) is born.
in 1966 - Yanka Dyagileva (Russian poet, singer-songwriter) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIUji-zYNaQ"]Yanka Dyagileva - Na Cherniy Den' - YouTube[/ame]
in 1968 - The Beatles recorded promotional videos for ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ at Twickenham Film Studios. The vocals are recorded live over the pre-recorded instrumental tracks to get round the current British Musicians Union ban on lip-sync performances. For ‘Hey Jude’, The Beatles were accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra and 300 fans and other assorted extras who join in singing the long refrain.

in 1968 - The Bee Gees had their second UK No.1 single with 'I've Gotta Get A Message To You'.

in 1969 - Sasha/Alexander Coe (Welsh producer/mixing/remixing/ DJ) is born.

in 1969 - The film 'Easy Rider' starring Jack Nicholson Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper opened at The Classic London.

in 1970 - Daisy Dee/Desiree Rollocks (Curaçaon born singer) is born.
in 1970 - Igor Cavalera, Brazilian pop drummer (Sepultura) is born.

in 1971 - During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada.

in 1971 - Taken from the album 'Ram', Paul and Linda McCartney went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the US only released 'Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey'. McCartney's first US solo No.1.

in 1971 - Ty Longley (US guitar, vocals; Great White/solo) is born.

in 1972 - Concessionaire Francisco Caruso was killed during a Wishbone Ash concert in Texas after refusing to give a fan a free sandwich.

in 1972 - Guto Pryce (Welsh bassist; Super Furry Animals) is born.

in 1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Show on US television.

in 1974 - Carmit Bachar (US singer, dancer; Pussycat Dolls) is born.
in 1974 - Nona Gaye, daughter of Marvin Gaye/singer is born
in 1975 - Richard Wingo (American R&B singer; Jagged Edge) is born.

in 1976 - Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album after being on the charts for over a year. The album went on to sell over 5 million copies in the US and was the first of three No.1 albums for the group.

in 1976 - Katreeya English (Thai singer, actress, model) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_8PB88bo6I"]Katreeya English - O.K. Naka Live at Sanam Laung Concert - YouTube[/ame]
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in 1976 - The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Should Be Dancing', the group's third US No.1, a No.5 hit n the UK.

in 1976 - The Sex Pistols made their television debut when they appeared on the Manchester based Granada TV program 'So It Goes'.

in 1977 - Lucie Silvas/Lucie Joanne Silverman (UK singer, songwriter) is born.
in 1977 - Mark Ronson (UK DJ/Producer, co-founder of Allido Records) is born.

in 1979 - MC Mong/Shin Dong Hyun (South Korean hip hop artist; People Crew/solo) is born.

in 1979 - Pedro Camacho (Portuguese award-winning film and video game composer) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65n8BgTxzKk"]CUBA - Musica Cubana - Pedro Camacho y el Clan - Pop Cubano - YouTube[/ame]
in 1979 - The Grateful Dead played the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York City.

in 1980 - A new version of Yes, with Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn played the first of three sold out nights at New York's Madison Square Garden.

in 1980 - Dan Miller (US vocalist; O-Town) is born.
in 1980 - Hitomi Shimatani (Japanese singer) is born.
in 1981 - Beyoncé Knowles (US singer; Destiny's Child/solo) is born.
in 1981 - Lacey Sturm/Lacey Mosley (US singer; Flyleaf) is born.

in 1982 - During a North American tour Queen appeared at PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada.

in 1982 - Survivor were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the theme from the film Rocky III 'Eye Of The Tiger', their only chart topper. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song.

in 1982 - The Steve Miller Band started a two week run at No.2 on the US singles chart with 'Abracadabra' the group's third US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK.

in 1983 - Louis "King" Garcia dies at age 78. Puerto Rican jazz trumpeter; early in his life he played in the Municipal Band of San Juan, before moving to the US early in the 20s, where he played with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and Emil Coleman. In the 1930s he did work in the studios, including his important association, which was with Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. He also played with Vic Berton, Richard Himber, Nat Brandwyne, Amanda Randolph, and Louis Prim. In the 1940s he returned to play with Coleman again, and led his own Latin ensemble that decade. By the 1960s he had moved to California and essentially retired due to failing health.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDLddyZVE2w"]Louis Garcia feat. Sidney King - Burn it Up.wmv - YouTube[/ame]
in 1983 - Yuichi Nakamaru (Japanese singer; (member of Kat-Tun) is born.
in 1984 - Camila Bordonaba (Argentine actress, singer, composer) is born.
in 1984 - Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years.

in 1984 - U2 played the first of five nights at Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia during their Unforgettable Fire World tour.

in 1986 - After just getting his driving license back after a five-year suspension, Gregg Allman from The Allman Brothers Band was arrested in Florida for drunk driving.

in 1987 - Mike Joyce drummer with The Smiths, quit the band saying that 'the present role within the group had been fulfilled'.

in 1990 - Irene Dunne dies at age 97. American actress and singer, as well as her acting career, Irene made her Broadway debut in 1922 in Zelda Sears's The Clinging Vine. The following year, she played a season of light opera in Atlanta, Georgia. By 1929 she had a successful Broadway career playing leading roles such as the role as Magnolia Hawks in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat. (She later re-created her role as Magnolia in what is considered the classic first film version of Show Boat, directed by James Whale in 1936). But she eventually agreed to marry Dr. Francis Griffin and on his wishes she left the theatre, after which she became a film herione, appearing in dozens of movies, her first being Leathernecking in 1930, an early musical. She sang "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" in the 1935 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers film version of the musical Roberta. Her career spanned seven decades of musical theater, the silver screen, Broadway, radio and television (cardiac arrest at her Holmby Hills home in LA)
Video Notes: Irene Dunne performs Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. From the 1935 film adaptation of the original Broadway play for which the song was written.
At around the 3 minute mark, her song is interrupted, and she has a nasty breakup scene with the man she loves. She then finishes the song in tears. The argument has been edited out so that the song plays out continuously.
Later in the movie, the song is reprised instrumentally. That scene is also included.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkQU-VQkhGw"]Irene Dunne - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - YouTube[/ame]
in 1991 - Charles Daly Barnet dies at age 77. American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader; he was at the height of his popularity from the late 30s and through the 40s, a period that began with his hit version of "Cherokee", followed by "Skyliner" "The Wrong Idea", "Scotch and Soda", and "Southland Shuffle". In 1947, he started to switch from swing music to bebop. His band had included musicians such as Buddy DeFranco, Roy Eldridge, Neal Hefti, Lena Horne, Barney Kessel, Dodo Marmorosa, Oscar Pettiford, Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen, Billy May, Clark Terry,and Art House. Charles retired from music in 1949, and was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1984.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1bx-ZSwn9Y"]Washington Whirligig by Charlie Barnet (c1942) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1991 - Dottie West dies at age 58. American country singer, one the genre's most influential and groundbreaking female artists. Dottie's career started in the early 60s, with her Top 10 hit, "Here Comes My Baby Back Again", which won her the first Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965. In the 1960s, she was one of the few female country singers working in what was then a male-dominated industry, influencing other female country singers like Lynn Anderson, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, and Tammy Wynette. She continued touring an recording throughout the 70s and 80s, collecting 14 awards on her journey. She recorded her last song in July 1991 called "As For Me", a duet with Norwegian country singer Arne Benoni. She had planned to record and release an album with friends like Kenny Rogers and Roger Miller. Tanya Tucker and Tammy Wynette were planning on recording a single with her (Dottie died as a result of a car accident several days earlier on her way to a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, in their car park. She underwent three operations to stop her liver from bleeding; died during her third operation).

in 1991 - Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies

in 1995 - Blur, Oasis, Radiohead, Paul Weller, Manic St Preachers and The Stone Roses all recorded tracks for the 'War Child' charity album, which was released five days later. All profits went to children caught up in the current war in former Yugoslavia.

in 1995 - Chuck Greenberg dies at age 45. American musical artist, composer and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois. Chuck worked with local bands before he formed and led the new age, electronic musical group, Shadowfax in 1972. They relocated to LA, California in 1978. Chuck's work on the lyricon, the first electronic wind instrument, which he helped develop with engineer Bill Bernardi, became the signature sound of Shadowfax. This ground-breaking sound and work combining jazz, rock, folk, and world music elements into a singular musical vision won Shadowfax a Grammy in 1988 for Best New Age Performance for thier 6th album "Folksongs for a Nuclear Village". Live performances included the Carnegie Hall, Red Rocks, Montreux, Ravinia, The Greek Theater, Wolftrap, and the Universal Theatre, among many others. Chuck's final work was a live Shadowfax recording and full-length concert from Santa Cruz, California.
(heart attack).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mApZ6waw_H8"]William Ackerman & Chuck Greenberg - 'Visiting' Live - YouTube[/ame]
in 1995 - Kula Shaker appeared at 'In The City', the UK music industry showcases held in Manchester.

in 1996 - Oasis created outrage at the MTV awards held at New York's Radio City Hall. During the bands performance of 'Champagne Supernova' singer Liam spat on stage and threw a beer into the crowd.

in 1997 - Belle Stewart, singer, dies at 91.
in 1999 - Enrique Iglesias was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ballamos'.

in 2000 - David Brown dies at age 53. American musician, primary bass guitar player for the band Santana from 1966-71 and again from 1973 to 76. He played with Carlos Santana at Woodstock in 1969, and is on most early Santana albums. David also played on Boz Scaggs' 1971 debutalbum 'Moments', for which he also penned two of its sadder songs, and on the two subsequent Scaggs albums Boz Scaggs & Band in 1971 and My Time in 1972. (liver and kidney failure)

in 2003 - Tibor Varga dies at age 82. Hungarian violinist and conductor, born in Gyor. He studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with Carl Flesch and Jenö Hubay and made his first public appearance at the age of six; performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto at the age of 10; made his first recordings at the age of 13 and began touring Europe when he was 14. He moved to London in 1947, where he became a British citizen. In 1955, Tibor Varga settled in Switzerland, though maintaining his position in Detmold. In 1964, he founded the Tibor Varga Festival in Sion, the capital of the Canton of Valais in Switzerland, and founded an International Academy of Music in connection with it, specializing in interpretation (or "master") classes for accomplished young players conducted by leading soloists during the summer.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ns2-qMmJiQ"]Tibor Varga spielt Mozart Rondo - YouTube[/ame]
in 2005 - McFly went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Wonderland’ the group's second No.1 album.

in 2005 - Mike Gibbins drummer with Badfinger died in his sleep at his Florida home aged 56. Badfinger had the 1970 UK No.4 & US No.7 single 'Come And Get It'. He had also been a member of The Iveys during the 60’s.

in 2007 - The Police played the first UK date on their Reunion tour when they played two nights at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.

in 2008 - Friends and family of Michael Jackson paid their last respects to the singer at a funeral held at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles. Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Quincy Jones, Macaulay Culkin, Berry Gordy and Lisa Marie Presley were among the 200 invited guests. The singer's family arrived in a motorcade of 31 vehicles, Jackson's brothers - Randy, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon - acted as pallbearers carrying Jackson’s gold-plated coffin.

in 2008 - The first guitar torched on stage by Jimi Hendrix sold for £280,000 at an auction of rock memorabilia. The Fender Stratocaster was burned at the end of a show at the Astoria in Finsbury Park, north London, in 1967. The sale held in London also included the Beatles' first management contract, signed in 1962 by all four members of the group and manager Brian Epstein, sold for £240,00.

in 2008 - Waldick Soriano dies at age 75. Brazilian singer born in Bahia; best known as a composer and singer of songs in the brega style. Waldick moved to São Paulo in 1959, where he began working at Rádio Nacional. His first album released in 1960, became popular throughout Brazil. He went on to record dozens of albums and scored many hits in his native country.
(prostate cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgBoinhkZtM"]Brega - Waldick Soriano - Eu Não Sou Cachorro Não - YouTube[/ame]
in 2010 - Rudolf Pellar dies at age 87. Czech actor, singer, teacher and translator; born in Púchov, Slovakia, he studied acting at the Brno Conservatory, graduating in 1946. He was soon working in Horácké Theatre in Jihlava and Silesian National Theatre in Opava. After which he worked first in SKNeumanna Theatre, then the Karlin Music Theatre , where he remained until 1960. Another 30-year period from 1960 until 1991 he worked at the Prague Municipal Theatres. He also studied singing after arriving in Prague appearing in operettas and musicals in both Musical Theatre Karlin and the ABC Theatre. His best known hits include Such a snow it crashes, Small bar, Paris Boulevards, Atomic tale, Sorry I must, The bowler in hand, Bamboo and river, Bill Buffalo. From 1970 until 2001 he also taught chanson singing at the conservatory in Prague.Rudolf also featured in many films including The Brothers Grimm Movie, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Children of Dune, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Last Butterfly, and The Death Of Tarzan. He was awarded the National Award for lifetime work of translation ib 1997 and the Crystal Rose for interpreting speech in 2000.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leFh3TIKmCM"]Rudolf Pellar - Velké bulváry - YouTube[/ame]
in 2011 - A Produce/Barry Craig dies at age 59. American guitarist, keyboard player, producer and composer from Glendale, California. He started out as a guitarist, performing and recording with the mid-80s new wave group After Image. After which he moved away away from guitar, to synthesizers and their possibility to create landscapes of sound. The early results can be heard on his 1988 debut album, The Clearing. Since The Clearing, he has released dozens of CDs on his own Tranceport label as well as the Hypnos label and was featured heavily on Echoes Radio (natural causes).

in 2011 - Hilde Heltberg dies at age 51. Norwegian singer, guitarist and songwriter, born in Oslo; she started her career in the late 70s when she entered a talent competition judged by Stein Ove Berg, who became her mentor. She later joined the Uncle John's Band, and, in 1982, X-tra. She released her first, self-titled, solo album in 1982, but found a more individual style in 1983 with På bare bein/ On bare feet. Over her her solo career Hilde released 12 albums and also participated in the Norwegian qualification for the Eurovision Song Contest three times as an artist: in 1980, 1984 and 1985, and as a songwriter in 2000. Her last single, titled "Elske fritt" /Free love, was released in 2009 (cancer).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FDZtDbX-6g]Hilde Heltberg - Blå salme (Erik Bye) - YouTube[/ame]

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in 1494 - Hans Sachs (German meistersinger) is born.
in 1600 - Loreto Vittori, composer is born.
in 1694 - Frantisek Antonin Mica, composer is born.
in 1734 - Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, composer is born.
in 1735 - Johann Christian Bach, composer, son of JS Bach (English Bach) is born.
in 1737 - Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, composer is born.

TODAY’S MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON . . .
in 1791 - Giacomo Meyerbeer, Vogelsdorf Germany, composer (Golt Und Die Natur) is born.
Meyerbeer, original name Jakob Liebmann Meyer Beer, born at Tasdorf, near Berlin—died May 2, 1864, Paris), German opera composer who established in Paris a vogue for spectacular romantic opera.

Born of a wealthy Jewish family, Meyerbeer studied composition in Berlin and later at Darmstadt, where he formed a friendship with C.M. von Weber. His early German operas, produced at Munich, Stuttgart, and Vienna, were failures, and after a journey to Paris and London he settled in 1816 in Italy, where he produced five operas in the style of Rossini. The best of these was Il crociato (Venice, 1824), given the following year in London and Paris. His first French opera, written in association with Eugène Scribe, was Robert le Diable (Paris, 1831), produced on an extremely lavish scale and calculated to appeal to the current romantic taste for medievalism, the supernatural, and the macabre. Its success was immediate, establishing this work as the model of French grand opera. Les Huguenots was similarly successful in 1836. In 1842 Meyerbeer temporarily returned to Berlin, where he became music director to the King of Prussia and where he prompted the production of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer. During this period he wrote a German opera, Ein Feldlager in Schlesien (1844), in which Jenny Lind took the principal part. His third romantic opera on a libretto of Scribe, Le Prophète, was given in Paris in 1849. He then turned to a lighter style and produced two works in the tradition of the opéra comique, L’Etoile du nord (1854) and Le Pardon de Ploërmel (1859). His last opera, L’Africaine, was in rehearsal at the time of his death.

Meyerbeer enjoyed an enormous vogue in his day, but his reputation, based on his four Paris operas, did not survive long. Yet he exercised a considerable influence on the development of opera by his conception of big character scenes, his dramatic style of vocal writing, and his original sense of orchestration—particularly his novel use of the bass clarinet, the saxophone, and the bassoon. Berlioz came under his influence, and operas such as Verdi’s Don Carlos and Puccini’s Turandot are traced to Meyerbeer not only for their spectacular elements but also for their effective manipulation of ensembles and arias. A number of his operas, most notably L’Africaine, were revived in the 20th century, and a ballet suite, Les Patineurs, based on Le Prophète, was arranged by Constant Lambert.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4LlZzU9fHg"]Giacomo Meyerbeer - Robert le Diable - "Idole de ma vie" (Joan Sutherland) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1792 - Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault, composer is born.
in 1803 - Francois Devienne, composer, dies at 44.
in 1815 - Carl Wilhelm, composer is born.
in 1848 - Manuel Giro, composer is born.
in 1867 - Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, composer is born.
in 1890 - Ludwig Deppe, composer, dies at 61.
in 1892 - Joseph Szigeti, Budapest Hungary, violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933) is born.
in 1898 - Ebbe Hamerik, composer is born.
in 1901 - Mieczyslaw Kolinski, composer is born.
in 1906 - Peter Mieg, composer is born.
in 1907 - Sunnyland Albert Luandrew Slim, blues pianist is born.

in 1908 - Joaquin Maria Nin-Culmell, Berlin Germany, Cuban/Spanish composer is born.

in 1910 - Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist, dies at 70.
in 1910 - Julian Edwards, composer, dies at 54.
in 1910 - Ralph Berkowitz (US composer, pianist) is born.
in 1912 - John Cage, LA Calif, composer (Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O) is born.
in 1913 - Conny Stuart/Cornelia van Meijgaard (Dutch singer, actress) is born.
in 1914 - Gail Kubik, South Coffeyville, Okla, composer (Gerald McBoing Boing) is born.
in 1920 - Peter Racine Fricker, British composer is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=268lX4gCThw"]Violin Concerto No. 1 (Peter Racine Fricker) - 2. Andante - YouTube[/ame]
in 1924 - Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, composer is born.
in 1927 - Joki Freund (German aerophone multi-instrumentalist) is born.
in 1927 - Nick Ayoub (Canadian tenor saxophone player) is born.
in 1928 - Albert Mangelsdorff (German bandleader and trombonist) is born.

in 1931 - Richie Powell (US bebop jazz pianist;The Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet) is born.

in 1933 - Vincent McDermott, composer is born.
in 1934 - Carol Lawrence, Illinois, dancer/actress (West Side Story) is born.
in 1935 - Helen Gifford, composer is born.
in 1936 - Cornelius Boyson, bassist is born.
in 1936 - Willie Woods (US vocalist, guitar; Junior Walker & the All Stars) is born.
in 1939 - John Stewart, San Diego Ca, rocker (Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind) is born.
in 1940 - Lewis Spratlan, composer is born.
in 1943 - Joe "Speedo" Frazier, rocker (Impalas) is born.
in 1943 - Steve Miller, Milwaukee, rocker is born.
in 1945 - Al Stewart, Glasgow Scotland, rocker (Year of the Cat) is born.
in 1946 - Buddy Miles, rocker is born.
in 1946 - Dean Ford/Thomas McAleese (Scottish lead singer; Marmalade) is born.

in 1946 - Freddie Mercury, [Bulsara], British vocalist (Queen-We are Champions) is born.

in 1946 - Loudon Wainwright III, vocalist (April Fool's Day Morn) is born
in 1947 - Buddy Miles (US drummer; Ink Spots/Band of Gypsys/session/guest) is born.

in 1947 - Charles Bobo Shaw (US drummer, co-founder of the Black Artists Group, a musical collective) is born.

in 1949 - David "Clem" Clempson, rocker (Humble Pie) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xTfwIrxnlg"]Clem Clempson from Colosseum - YouTube[/ame]
in 1951 - Jamie Oldaker (US country musician; The Tractors/Eric Clapton Band) is born.

in 1953 - Paulie Carmen, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist is born.

in 1954 - Kitty Kallen was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Little Things That Mean A Lot'. The American singer's only hit making her the first ever UK one hit wonder.

in 1954 - Sal Solo/Charles Peter Smith (lead singer; Classix Nouveaux) is born.

in 1956 - Elvis Presley surprised his mother with a gift of a pink Cadillac. The car remained in the Presley family and eventually went on display at Graceland.

in 1956 - Roine Stolt (Swedish guitarist; The Flower Kings) is born.

in 1958 - Lars Danielsson (Swedish bassist, composer and producer; own band/sessionist) is born.

in 1961 - Marc-André Hamelin (Canadian classical pianist, composer) is born.
in 1963 - Juan Alderete (US bassist; The Mars Volta/Racer X) is born.

in 1963 - The Rolling Stones kicked off their fourth UK tour at The Astoria London. A 32-date package tour with Mike Berry and the Innocents The Mojos and Simon Scott and the Leroy's.

in 1964 - Kevin Saunderson (US mixer, producer, member of; Reese & Santonio/Inner City/Kreem/Es'Ray) is born.

in 1964 - The Animals started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'House Of The Rising Sun'. When first released the record company printed the time of the song on the record as three minutes feeling that the real time of four minutes was too long for radio airplay.

in 1965 - Sonny & Cher made their first live UK appearance when they appeared at the 100 Club in London.

in 1965 - The Rolling Stones recorded their eighth single ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’ at RCA studios in Hollywood. The song peaked at No.1 in the US and the UK.

in 1966 - John Lennon started work in Germany on his role as Private Gripweed in the film 'How I Won The War'.

in 1966 - Ricky Parent (American drummer; Enuff Z'nuff) is born.
in 1966 - Terry Ellis (American R&B singer; En Vogue) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbJk_EFdzWw"]Terry Ellis - Where Ever You Are - YouTube[/ame]
in 1967, - Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles began recording John Lennon’s new song ‘I Am the Walrus’, recording 16 takes of the basic backing track.

in 1968 - Brad Wilk (US drummer; Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave) is born.
in 1968 - Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73

in 1968 - On their first ever visit to the UK The Doors appeared on Top of The Pops performing ‘Hello I Love You’ live on the TV show.

in 1969 - Dweezil Zappa (US vocalist, guitar, son of Frank Zappa; solo/guest/sessionist) is born.

in 1969 - Henk Bijvanck, composer, dies at 59
in 1969 - Mitchell Ayres, orch leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58.
in 1969 - The Stooges made their New York debut at The Pavilion supporting MC5.

in 1970 - Liam Lynch/William Patrick Niederst (US guitarist, puppeteer, musical director) is born.

in 1971 - During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Chicago International Amphitheatre.

in 1975 - Georg Ots dies at age 55. Estonian opera singer, born in Petrograd, Russian SFSR, to the renowned tenor Karl Ots. Georg was a welcomed performer in all the major opera houses of the former Soviet Union, being especially popular at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. His repertoire included the roles of: Eugene Onegin, Yeletzky, Escamillo, Renato, Don Giovanni, Papageno, Rigoletto, Iago, Porgy, Figaro, and the title role in Kabalevsky's Colas Breugnon. Ots sang in Estonian, Russian, Finnish, German, Italian and French, and was fluent in all six languages. Ots's most famous role, with which he is often identified with, was the leading character in Anton Rubinstein's opera The Demon. He also performed successfully in various European countries. His solo opera debut was a tiny part in Eugene Onegin in 1944. He soon became one of the most revered singers with this opera company, with whom he sang from 1951 until his death. In November 2005, a musical Georg based on Georg Ots' life was premiered in Tallinn, and on October 5th 2007, Georg, a fiction film based on his life was released. (Died in Tallinn, Estonia. After his death, the Tallinn Music School was named after him, now called Georg Otsa nimeline Tallinna Muusikakool)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C3GL8UsDv8"]Georg Ots - The Impossible Dream (in Estonian) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1975 - Jamie Madrox/James Spaniolo (US horrorcore rapper; Twiztid/Dark Lotus/Psychopathic Rydas) is born.

in 1976 - Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington was seriously injured in a car crash in Florida.

in 1976 - The Kursal Flyers supported by The Clash both appeared at The Roundhouse London.

in 1977 - Alexey Harkov (Russian bassist; Kipelov/Sergey Mavrin) is born.

in 1977 - George Barnes dies at age 56. American jazz and blues guitarist, he claimed he played the first electric guitar in 1931, preceding Charlie Christian by six years. Born in South Chicago Heights, Illinois, he started his career accompanying blues vocalists such as Big Bill Broonzy. In the mid 30s, George toured throughout the Midwest. By 1938, he was working as a musician on the staff of NBC studios. After a stint in the Army, George recorded with his octet and worked as a studio musician for Decca. In 1940, he released his first recording under his own name, "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" backed with "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me". He recorded several albums with Bucky Pizzarelli, their partnership lasted through the early 1970s. He also worked as a session musician for The Jodimars in the late 1950s.

in 1978 - Joe Negroni dies at age 37. American baritone vocalist born in Manhattan. In the early 1950s Joe and friends Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant and Sherman Garnes got together and formed a group calling themselves The Ermines with Joe as lead singer. They changed their name to Coupe de Villes and later to The Premiers with Herman taking over as lead. A 12 year old Frankie Lymon heard The Premiers at a talent show and soon after he was jamming together. Impressed with the sound of Frankie's high tenor/soprano voice, in 1955 they had invited him to join the group, singing first tenor behind Herman's lead. They signed with Gee Records who changed their name to The Teenagers. On their debute single "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" Frankie took over lead as Herman was ill. Mr. Goldner of Gee Records then changed the group's name to "Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers" and released the record. The song became an instant hit in the United States and in the United Kingdom it also became the first UK No.1 by an American vocal group. They also had hits with "I Want You to Be My Girl", "Who Can Explain?" and "The ABC's of Love". Alan Freed signed them for two movies and while touring the UK they played at the London Palladium. In 1993, Joe Negroni, Herman Santiago, Frankie Lymon, Jimmy Merchant and Sherman Garnes, the original members of "the Teenagers", were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2000 into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. In the 1998 film "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" the role of Joe was played by actor Jon Huertas (brain haemorrhage).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dygfHACrgTA"]Joey & The Teenagers - Crying {Alt. Version} - YouTube[/ame]
in 1980 - Kevin Simm (vocals; Liberty X) is born.

in 1981 - Bananarama released their first ever single 'Ai A Mwana', it failed to make the UK top 75 charts.

in 1981 - Soft Cell were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of 'Tainted Love.' The song had been a hit for Gloria Jones in 1964. (Jones who became Marc Bolan's girlfriend was the driver of the car, that crashed and killed Bolan on 16 September 1977. Jones nearly died in the accident).

in 1981 - Stevie Nicks went to No.1 on the US album with Bella Donna, featuring the tracks ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ (the Tom Petty duet), ‘Leather and Lace’ (with Don Henley), ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and ‘After the Glitter Fades.’

in 1982 - Sondre Lerche (Norwegian singer, guitarist, songwriter) is born.

in 1984 - Justin "Trey" Hill (US guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer; SONICFLOOd/guest/sessionist) is born.

in 1987 - Ian Astbury of The Cult was arrested after a show in Vancouver ended in a riot. Staff at the concert claimed they were assaulted by Astbury, who spent the night in the local police cells.

in 1990 - Charley Charles dies at age 45. English drummer; after many sessions and years in the studios, in 1974, Radio Caroline boss Ronan O'Rahilly set up a group called The Loving Awareness Band, comprising of Charley on the drums, John Turnbull playing guitar, keyboardist Mickey Gallagher and funkie bassist Norman Watt-Roy. In 1976, The Loving Awareness Band released their only album, Loving Awareness, after which the band broke up in 1977. Charlie and Norman then joined up with Ian Dury to form the Blockheads scoring several hit singles, including "What a Waste", "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick", which was a UK number one at the beginning of 1979, selling just short of a million copies, "Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3", and the rock and roll anthem, "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" (cancer).

in 1990 - Ian Dury And The Blockheads drummer Charley Charles died of cancer. Scored the 1978 UK No.1 single ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’.

in 1992 - Suede played a gig for fan club members at The White Horse in Hampstead London.

in 1993 - Ren‚ Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue), dies of AIDS at 30).

in 1994 - Louis Myers dies at age 64. American guitarist, harmonica player, vocalist and founder of The Aces, one of the earliest and most influential of the electric Chicago blues band in the 1950's; born in Byhalia, MS, he moved to Chicago in 1941 with his family. Their new next door neighbour was blues great Lonnie Johnson, who was a huge inspiration to Louis. Louis started out doing house-party gigs before he and his brother David on guitar and young harpist Junior Wells to form the Three Deuces, the first line-up of the Aces. In 1950, drummer Fred Below came on board. In 1952 Jr Wells left to go with Muddy Waters and Muddy's harpist Little Walter moved into the front man role with the Aces, renaming them the Jukes to capitalize on his current hit single "Juke". Louis and the Aces backed Little Walter on "Mean Old World," "Sad Hours," "Off the Wall," and "Tell Me Mama" and at New York's Apollo Theatre before Louis left in 1954. This resulted in the Jukes' gradual break up, but freeing them reform again as The Aces to back acts such as Otis Rush, Earl Hooker among others. During the '60s, '70s and '80s the Aces reunited on many occasions for recordings, tours, festivals and visited Europe, as well as following their separate careers. Sadly Louis was hampered by the effects of a stroke while recording his last album 1991's Tell My Story Movin'. He courageously completed the disc but was limited to playing harp only. His health soon took a turn for the worse, ending his distinguished musical career (heart attack).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsKeY--Lx5k"]Louis Myers live blues "Take A Little Walk" c. 1989 - YouTube[/ame]
in 1994 - Oasis appeared at The Hacienda in Manchester to celebrate the launch of their debut album 'Definitely Maybe'.

in 1994 - William Usselton, US tenor saxophonist, dies at 68
in 1995 - James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist, dies at 95.

in 1995 - Salil Chowdhury dies at age 72. Indian music composer, poet, writer, filmmaker and played several musical instruments, including flute, piano, and esraj. He mainly composed for Bengali, Bollywood and Malayalam films. His first Bengali film "Paribortan"/Transformation was released in 1949. "Mahabharati" released in 1994 was the last of his 41 Bengali films. Salil debute in the Hindi Film Industry came in 1953 as the Music Director for Do Bigha Zamin by Bimal Roy. The film was the cinematic version of Salil Chowdhury's short story named "Ricksawala", and it became the first film to win the Filmfare Best Movie Award and won the international Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. After about 20 years in Bengali and Hindi films, Salil entered Malayalam films in 1964 with Chemmeen. Almost all of his Malayalam songs became popular irrespective of the performance of the films they were made for. He went on to compose for over 75 Hindi films, 41 Bengali films, around 26 Malayalam films, and several Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Oriya and Assamese films.

in 1998 - Aerosmith scored their first US No.1 single with the Diane Warren written song 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing'.

in 1998 - Manic Street Preachers scored their first UK No.1 single with 'If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next'. The group's 19th hit and the first Welsh act to have a No.1 single since Shakin' Stevens in 1985. The song is in the Guinness World Records as the longest title for a No.1 single without brackets.

in 1999 - After spending 58 weeks on the UK album chart, Shania Twain went to No.1 with 'Come On Over'. It gave the Canadian singer the biggest selling UK album of the year.

in 2002 - Heather Mills, Sir Paul McCartney's second wife accepted £50,000 libel damages over an article in the Sunday Mirror. The paper had suggested that Mills acted dishonestly over cash collected for an earthquake appeal.

in 2003 - Gisèle MacKenzie dies at age 76. Canadian-American singer, most famous for her performances on the popular television program Your Hit Parade. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she studied violin and voice at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Ontario. She had her own Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio program, Meet Gisèle, before moving to LA, California, in 1951 and she became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1955. In 1953 she reached No.6 in the UK Singles Chart, with "Seven Lonely Days", her biggest selling song was "Hard To Get" in 1955. Gisèle sang frequently on early television shows such as The Jack Benny Program, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, The Ed Sullivan Show and appeared often at Las Vegas venues and in numerous North America concerts. In later years, she performed widely in musical theatre in such shows as Mame, Gypsy, The Sound of Music, and Hello, Dolly! Gisèle has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame at 1601 Vine (colon cancer).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvS53rMU-30&feature=related"]Gisele MacKenzie - Dance with Me Henry - YouTube[/ame]
in 2004 - Nelly went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'My Place / Flap Your Wings.' The rapper's second UK No.1.

in 2004 - The Libertines went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their self-titled second album.

in 2004 - US R&B singer Ciara started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Goodies.'

in 2006 - Arctic Monkeys won this year's UK Mercury Prize for their album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.’ The Sheffield-based bands album became the fastest-selling debut in chart history after shifting more than 360,000 copies in its first week of release in Feb 2006.

in 2006 - Astrid Varnay dies at age 88. Swedish-born Hungarian-American dramatic soprano, who did most of her work in the US and Germany. She was one of the five best-known Wagnerian heroic sopranos of her generation (the other four were Kirsten Flagstad, Gertrude Grob-Prandl, Birgit Nilsson, and Martha Mödl). Her voice on record is readily recognisable by its seemingly-limitless upper register. By the age of 22 she knew Hungarian, German, English, French and Italian and her repertoire consisted of 15 leading dramatic soprano roles, eleven of which were Wagnerian parts. She also had formidable mezzo-soprano capability, which she displayed in performances as Ortrud in Lohengrin and Klytemnestra in Elektra. She made her sensational debut at the Metropolitan Opera on December 6th 1941 in a broadcast performance singing Sieglinde in Wagner's Die Walküre, substituting for the indisposed Lotte Lehmann with almost no rehearsal. This was her first appearance in a leading role, and it was a triumph. Among her 1000s of appearances, the role of Herodias in Salome became her most often performed role with 236 performances. After a marvellous career Astrid made her last appearance on stage was in Munich in 1995, fifty-five years after her Metropolitan debut. In 1998 she published her autobiography Fifty-Five Years in Five Acts: My Life in Opera, written with Donald Arthur.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uFYMA7Oo7M"]Astrid Varnay sings "O don fatal" from Verdi's Don Carlo - YouTube[/ame]
in 2007 - Saint Thomas/Thomas Hansen dies at age 31. Norwegian alt-country singer and guitarist; his biggest break came shortly after Norway's Quart Festival in 1999, where he got signed to Racing Junior. His first album, I'm Coming Home, was preceded by "The Cornerman EP," which was a summer chart success in Norway in 2001. The album then received international releases throughout 2002. He has since released three other albums, and also toured Europe with Lambchop and the United States in 2005 with Of Montreal. His next album, Children Of The New Brigade, was released in August 2005 in Norway. In August 2006, Saint Thomas released a new album, officially his sixth, There's Only One of Me on his own label. (The cause of death was determined to be an "unfortunate combination of prescribed drugs").

in 2008 - A study of more than 36,000 people from around the world concluded that musical tastes and personality type were closely related. The research, which was carried out by Professor Adrian North of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh in the UK suggested classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal fans were gentle and at ease with themselves. Fans of Indie music had low self-esteem and were not hard working, fans of Rap music had high self-esteem and were outgoing. Country & Western fans were hardworking and outgoing, Reggae fans were creative but not hardworking, and fans of chart pop had high self-esteem, were not creative, but where hardworking and outgoing.

in 2008 - Reba McEntire went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Keep on Loving You’ the country singer, songwriter’s twenty fifth-studio album.

in 2009 - Mickie Jones dies at age 68. American bassist from Washington, DC; along with guitarist friend Punky Meadows he formed the band Bux, in early 1973, Capitol Records signed the band, but balked on the deal and dropped the band. After which Mickie and Punky founded the flamboyant 70s glam rock-metal band Angel. They called themselves 'Sweet Mama From Heaven' inspired by a Jimi Hendrix song before changing their name to Angel. The band was discovered by Gene Simmons the bassist from Kiss, while performing at a nightclub and was soon signed to Kiss’s label Casablanca. They debuted with a self titled album in '75, the first track "Tower" was used widely during the late 70's and early 80's by Album Rock stations for various advertising purposes. Their second album Helluva Band followed in 1976. ‘On Earth As It Is In Heaven’ the band’s third album included the tracks ‘Can You Feel It’, ‘On The Rocks’ and ‘White Lightnin’. This was Mickie's last album before he left the band and went on to work in the Hollywood film industry (liver cancer).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QBWJoq1vaA"]Angel Intro - Introduction for Live Performances by 70's rock band ANGEL - YouTube[/ame]

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in 1620 - Isabella Leonarda, composer is born.
in 1627 - Pierre Verdier, composer is born.
in 1633 - Sebastian Knupfer, composer is born.
in 1644 - Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles, composer is born.
in 1648 - Johann Schelle, composer is born.
in 1702 - Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber, composer is born.
in 1791 – Mozart’s opera "La Clemenza di Tito," premieres in Prague.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76yEKGvg-G4"]Mozart - La clemenza di Tito - Deh, se piacer mi vuoi - YouTube[/ame]
in 1811 - Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer, dies at 77.
in 1815 - Karol Katski, composer is born.
in 1819 - Carl Ferdinand Pohl, composer is born.
in 1819 - Georg Druschetzky, composer, dies at 74.
in 1831 - Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer, dies at 49.
in 1855 - Ferdinand B Hummel, composer is born.
in 1869 - Walford Davies, composer is born.

TODAY’S MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON . . .
in 1877 - Buddy Bolden/King Bolden (US cornet player, first jazzman) is born.
Charles "Buddy" Bolden was an African-American cornetist and is regarded by contemporaries as a key figure in the development of a New Orleans style of rag-time music which later came to be known as jazz.

He was known as King Bolden (see Jazz royalty), and his band was a top draw in New Orleans (the city of his birth) from about 1900 until 1907, when he was incapacitated by schizophrenia (then called dementia praecox). He left no known surviving recordings, but he was known for his very loud sound and constant improvisation.

While there is substantial first-hand oral history about Buddy Bolden, facts about his life continue to be lost amidst colorful myth. Stories about him being a barber by trade or that he published a scandal sheet called The Cricket have been repeated in print despite being debunked decades earlier. Reputedly, his father was a teamster.

Bolden suffered an episode of acute alcoholic psychosis in 1907 at the age of 30. With the full diagnosis of dementia praecox, he was admitted to the Louisiana State Insane Asylum at Jackson, a mental institution, where he spent the rest of his life.

Bolden was buried in an unmarked grave in Holt Cemetery, a pauper's graveyard in New Orleans. In 1998 a monument to Bolden was erected in Holt Cemetery, but his exact gravesite remains unknown.

Many early jazz musicians credited Bolden and the members of his band with being the originators of what came to be known as "jazz", though the term was not yet in common musical use until after the era of Bolden's prominence. At least one writer has labeled him the father of jazz. He is credited with creating a looser, more improvised version of ragtime and adding blues to it; Bolden's band was said to be the first to have brass instruments play the blues. He was also said to have taken ideas from gospel music heard in uptown African American Baptist churches.

Instead of imitating other cornetists, Bolden played music he heard "by ear" and adapted it to his horn. In doing so, he created an exciting and novel fusion of rag-time, black sacred music, marching-band music and rural blues. He rearranged the typical New Orleans dance band of the time to better accommodate the blues; string instruments became the rhythm section, and the front-line instruments were clarinets, trombones, and Bolden's cornet. Bolden was known for his powerful, loud, "wide open" playing style. Joe "King" Oliver, Freddie Keppard, Bunk Johnson, and other early New Orleans jazz musicians were directly inspired by his playing.

No known recordings of Bolden have survived. His trombonist Willy Cornish asserted that Bolden's band had made at least one phonograph cylinder in the late 1890s. Three other old-time New Orleans musicians, George Baquet, Alphonse Picou and Bob Lyons also remembered a recording session ("Turkey in the Straw", according to Baquet) in the early 1900s. Researcher Tim Brooks believes that these cylinders, if they existed, may have been privately recorded for local music dealers and were never distributed in bulk.

Some of the songs first associated with his band such as the traditional song "Careless Love" and "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It", are still standards. Bolden often closed his shows with the original number "Get Out of Here and Go Home", although for more "polite" gigs the last number would be "Home! Sweet Home!".
"Funky"

One of the most famous Bolden numbers is a song called "Funky Butt" (known later as "Buddy Bolden's Blues"), which represents one of the earliest references to the concept of "funk" in popular music, now a musical subgenre unto itself. Bolden's "Funky Butt" was, as Danny Barker once put it, a reference to the olfactory effect of an auditorium packed full of sweaty people "dancing close together and belly rubbing." Other musicians closer to Bolden's generation explained that the famous tune actually originated as a reference to flatulence.

I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say,
Funky-butt, funky-butt, take it away.

The "Funky Butt" song was one of many in the Bolden repertory with rude or off-color lyrics popular in some of the rougher places Bolden played, and Bolden's trombonist Willy Cornish claimed authorship. It became so well known as a rude song that even whistling the melody on a public street was considered offensive. However, the strain was incorporated into the early published ragtime number "St. Louis Tickle."

Bolden is also credited with the discovery or invention of the so-called "Big Four", a key rhythmic innovation on the marching band beat, which gave embryonic jazz much more room for individual improvisation. As Wynton Marsalis explains, the Big Four was the first syncopated bass drum pattern to deviate from the standard on-the-beat march. The second half of the Big Four is the pattern commonly known as the habanera rhythm, one of the most basic rhythmic cells in Afro-Latin and sub-Saharan African music traditions.

Sidney Bechet wrote and composed "Buddy Bolden Stomp" in his honor.

Duke Ellington paid tribute to Bolden in his 1957 suite "A Drum is a Woman". The trumpet part was taken by Clark Terry.

The Bolden band tune "Funky Butt", better known as "Buddy Bolden's Blues" since it was first recorded under that title by Jelly Roll Morton, has been covered by hundreds of artists, including Dr. John in his Goin' Back to New Orleans and Hugh Laurie in his record "Let Them Talk".

In 2011, Interact Theater in Minneapolis created a new musical theater piece entitled Hot Jazz at da Funky Butt in which Buddy Bolden was the feature character. Music and Lyrics were composed by Aaron Gabriel and featured the New Orleans Band "Rue Fiya". The song "Dat's How Da Music Do Ya" featured the Buddy Bolden Blues.

"Hey, Buddy Bolden" is a song on the album, Nina Simone Sings Duke Ellington.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgmZyImasvA"]Jelly Roll Morton - Buddy Bolden's Blues - YouTube[/ame]

in 1877 - Petar Stojanovic, composer is born.
in 1882 - John Powell, composer is born.
in 1884 - Emerson Whithorne, composer is born.
in 1890 - Manfred Gurlitt, composer is born.
in 1891 - John Charles Thomas (American baritone vocalist) is born.
in 1896 - Frutuoso de Lima Viana, composer is born.
in 1896 - Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, composer is born.

in 1899 - Billy Rose/William Rosenberg (US impresario, theatrical showman, lyricist) is born.

in 1903 - P l Kadosa, Hungarian composer/pianist is born
in 1904 - Lyubomir Pipkov, composer is born
in 1908 - Paul Lavalle, Beacon NY, bandleader (Cities Service Band of America) is born
in 1912 - Wayne Barlow, composer is born
in 1919 - Aaron Shearer (American classical guitarist) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBYLMtBIsiQ"]Aaron Shearer at Manuel Barrueco's Master Class - YouTube[/ame]
in 1923 - William Kraft, Chicago, Ill, composer/percussionist is born.
in 1925 - Jimmy Reed, Mississippi, blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man) is born.

in 1926 - Aaron Schroeder (American songwriter; Elvis Presley/Roy Orbison/many more) is born.

in 1926 - Arthur William Oldham, composer is born.
in 1927 - Keith Humble, composer is born.
in 1928 - Evgeny Svetlanov (Russian conductor, composer) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFKatV8-dgw"]Evgeny Svetlanov conducts Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 (4/4) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1929 - Tsang-houe' Hsu, composer is born.
in 1932 - Gilles Tremblay, composer is born.
in 1937 - Bosse Broberg (Swedish trumpeter) is born.
in 1937 - Henry Kimball Hadley, composer, dies at 65.
in 1938 - Joan Tower, New Rochelle NY, composer (Breakfast Rhythms) is born.

in 1939 - David Allan Coe (American country music singer and songwriter/composer) is born.

in 1940 - Jackie Trent (UK songwriter, singer, actress) is born.

in 1942 - Dave Bargeron (US trombonist, tuba player; Blood, Sweat & Tears/session/guest) is born.

in 1942 - Harry Jack Max, rocker is born.

in 1942 - Mel McDaniel (American country music singer, member of the Grand Ole Opry) is born.

in 1944 - Roger Waters, Cambridge England, rock bassist (Pink Floyd-Wall) is born.
in 1946 - Buizen Beernd, [Bennie Jolink], singer/guitarist/pianist (Normal) is born.
in 1947 - Bent Persson (Swedish international cornet player) is born.
in 1947 - Sylvester James (US disco and soul singer, gay drag performer) is born.

in 1948 - Claydes Charles Smith (US lead guitarist, co-founder of Kool & The Gang) is born.

in 1948 - Roger Dean (UK avant-garde jazz pianist, double bassist, vibraphonist) is born.

in 1949 - Jimmy Litherland (English guitarist; Colosseum) is born.
in 1952 - Buddy Miller (American country music singer-songwriter) is born.
in 1952 - Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer, dies at 54.

in 1953 - Guy Mitchell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Look At That Girl' his second No.1 this year. As an international recording star of the 1950s he sold over six million singles.

in 1954 - Banner Thomas (American bassist for Molly Hatchet) is born.
in 1954 - Patrick O'Hearn, rock bassist (Missing Persons) is born
in 1954 - Stella Barker (UK rhythm guitarist; Belle Stars) is born.
in 1956 - Felix Borowski, composer, dies at 84.
Felix Borowski - YouTube

in 1957 - "Curley" Joe Smyth, Westbrook Me, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad) is born.

in 1957 - Joe Smyth (American drummer; Sawyer Brown) is born.
in 1958 - Buster Bloodvessel/Douglas Trendle (UK singer; Bad Manners) is born.
in 1958 - Nigel Westlake (Australian musician, composer) is born.
in 1960 - Perry Bamonte (English-Italian bassist, keyboardist; with The Cure) is born.
in 1961 - Colin Ferrguson (Scottish bassist; H2O) is born.
in 1961 - Pal Waaktaar, Oslo Norway, rock guitarist/vocalist (A-ha) is born.
in 1961 - Scott Travis (US drummer; Judas Priest/Racer X) is born.

in 1962 - Hanns Eisler dies at age 64. German-Austrian composer born in Leipzig, in 1925 Hanns moved to Berlin, then a hothouse of experimentation in music, theatre, film, art and politics. There he became a member of the Communist Party of Germany and became involved with the November Group and in 1928, he taught at the Marxist Worker's School. He wrote music for several Brecht plays, including The Decision - 1930, The Mother - 1932 and Schweik in the Second World War - 1957. They also collaborated on protest songs that intervened in the political turmoil of Weimar Germany in the early 1930s. Their Solidarity Song became a popular militant anthem sung in street protests and public meetings throughout Europe, and their Ballad of Paragraph 218 was the world's first song protesting laws against abortion. A promising career in the U.S. was interrupted by the Cold War. He was one of the first artists placed on the Hollywood blacklist by the movie studio bosses. In two interrogations by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, the composer was accused of being "the Karl Marx of music" and the chief Soviet agent in Hollywood. Among his accusers was his sister Ruth Fischer, who also testified before the House Committee that her other brother, Gerhart, was a major Communist agent. The Communist press denounced her as a "German Trotskyite." Among the works that Eisler composed for the Communist Party was the "Comintern March", "The Comintern calls you / Raise high Soviet banner / In steeled ranks to battle / Raise sickle and hammer". His supporters, including his friend Charlie Chaplin and the composers Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, organized benefit concerts to raise money for his defense fund, but he was deported early in 1948. Folksinger Woody Guthrie protested the composer's deportation in his lyrics for "Eisler on the Go" (died from a second heart attack)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKDWoMIinLg"]06 Hanns Eisler -- Elegie 1939, poem by Bertolt Brecht - YouTube[/ame]
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in 1963 - Cilla Black signed a management contract with Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Cilla changed her name to Black, (it was White), after a misprint in the music paper 'Mersey Beat.

in 1963 - Mark Chesnutt, Beaumont Tx, country singer (Too Cold at Home) is born
in 1965 - Konstantin Mostras, composer, dies at 79
in 1966 - Luigi Perrachio, composer, dies at 83
in 1967 - Claire Martin (Award winning British jazz singer) is born.

in 1967 - Engelbert Humperdinck was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Last Waltz', the singers second UK No.1.

in 1967 - Macy Gray/Natalie Hinds/Natalie Renee McIntyre (US singer-songwriter) is born.
in 1967 - William DuVall (US singer; Alice In Chains) is born.
in 1968 - Karl Ranki, composer, dies at 69
in 1968 - Paddy Boom/Patrick Secore (US drummer; Scissor Sisters) is born.

in 1968 - Working at Abbey Road studio’s in London, The Beatles recoded overdubs onto the new George Harrison song ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Eric Clapton added the guitar solo and became the first outside musician to play on a Beatles recording and George recorded his lead vocal.

in 1969 - Cece Peniston, Phoenix AZ, Miss Black AZ/singer (Finally) is born
in 1969 - Darryl Anthony (American R&B singer; Az Yet) is born.

in 1969 - James Brown announced he would retire from live performances in July the following year saying 'I'm tired man'.

in 1970 - Jimi Hendrix made his final live appearance when he appeared at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany. The guitarist died on 18th Sept 1970 after choking on his own vomit.

in 1971 - Dolores O'Riordan (Irish singer; The Cranberries) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxc3O4mQV74"]Dolores O'Riordan - Ordinary Day (Official Video) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1971 - Kathy Wolfgramm/Kathi Jet (American vocalist; The Jets) is born.
in 1972 - Anika Noni Rose (US actress, singer) is born.
in 1972 - Eugene Hütz (Ukrainian singer and composer; Gogol Bordello) is born.
in 1973 - William H Harris, composer, dies at 90
in 1974 - Nina Persson (Swedish singer; The Cardigans) is born.

in 1974 - The 101 All Stars (featuring Joe Strummer), made their debut at The Telegraph, Brixton Hill, London.

in 1975 - Glen Campbell started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rhinestone Cowboy', his first No.1 after 13 Top 40 hits. It made No.4 in the UK.

in 1975 - Jefferson Starship went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Red Octopus'.

in 1975 - Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Sutherland Brothers song 'Sailing'. The song had been featured in the BBC TV series about HMS Ark Royal.

in 1976 - Hyun Young (South Korean actress, pop singer) is born.
in 1976 - N.O.R.E./Victor Santiago (American rapper and reggaeton performer) is born.
in 1976 - Rodrigo Amarante (Brazilian singer; Little Joy/Los Hermanos) is born.
in 1977 - Guido Pannain, composer, dies at 85
in 1977 - Kiyoshi Hikawa (Japanese enka singer) is born.
in 1977 - Paul Burkhard, composer, dies at 65
in 1978 - Cisco Adler (US singer, producer; Whitestarr) is born.
in 1978 - Marlen Angelidou (Greek singer) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9OE2bpN6qE"]Marlain - REJECTION (Set Me Free) Official Video - YouTube[/ame]
in 1978 - Record producer Tom Wilson died. He worked with various US acts including Bob Dylan, (The Times They Are a-Changin', Another Side of Bob Dylan, and Bringing It All Back Home), Frank Zappa, (Freak Out!), Simon and Garfunkel (Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.) and The Velvet Underground, (White Light/White Heat).

in 1978 - Tony Thaxton (US drummer; Motion City Soundtrack) is born.
in 1979 - Foxy Brown/Inga Marchand (US rapper) is born.
in 1979 - Ronald Binge, composer, dies at 69
in 1980 - Kerry Katona (UK singer; Atomic Kitten) is born.

in 1980 - The Jam were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Start!', the group's second UK No.1 and taken from the band's fifth album Sound Affects.

in 1980 - U2 kicked off the first leg of their 29 date UK 'Boy tour' at the General Woolfe in Coventry, England.

in 1981 - Joseph Yasser, composer, dies at 88
in 1981 - Yumiko Cheng (Hong Kong singer) is born.
in 1982 - Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"

in 1984 - Ernest Dale Tubb dies at age 70. American singer and songwriter, nicknamed the "Texas Troubadour", one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song "Walking the Floor Over You" in 1941 marked the rise of the honky-tonk style of music (sadly emphysema stole his breath away) b. February 9th 1914.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kh_FSYK7b8]ERNEST TUBB-MISSING IN ACTION.wmv - YouTube[/ame]

in 1985 - 'Desperately Seeking Susan' went on general release in the UK, the movie featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette.

in 1985 - Johnny Desmond /Giovanni Alfredo De Simone dies at age 65. American singer; As a boy, he sang on a local radio station, before attending the Detroit Conservatory of Music briefly and playing the nightclub circuit, playing piano and singing. In 1939 he formed his own singing group, the Downbeats, but after being hired to work with Bob Crosby's big band in 1940, it was renamed the Bob-O-Links. The group appeared on fifteen commercial recordings by the Crosby Orch, including two charted hits, "You Forgot About Me" and "Do You Care?". After the war he took a job on The Breakfast Club, a radio variety program out of Chicagoand had a string of hits: "C'est si bon", "Don't You Remember Me?", "Guilty", "Don't Cry, Joe", "Just Say I Love Her" , "The Picnic Song", "Because of You", and "Woman". In 1953 he joined with Don Cornell and Alan Dale to record "The Gang that Sang 'Heart of My Heart'". On Broadway, Johnny appeared in Say, Darling in 1958 and as Nicky Arnstein in Funny Girl, after Sydney Chaplin left the cast (cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbwbljD9QhU"]Glenn Miller's AAF Band with Johnny Desmond - Long Ago And Far Away (Original) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1985 - Leon Orthel, composer, dies at 79.

in 1985 - Little Brother Montgomery /Eurreal Wilford Montgomery dies at age 79. American jazz-blues pianist and singer born in Kentwood, Louisiana. Mainly self taught, he started playing piano at 4, and by age 11 he was playing at various barrelhouses in Louisiana. His musical influences were Jelly Roll Morton who used visit the Montgomery household. Early on he played at African American lumber and turpentine camps in Louisiana and Mississippi, then with the bands of Clarence Desdunes and Buddy Petit. He first went to Chicago from 1928-31, where he made his first recordings. From 1931 through 1938 he led a band in Jackson. In 1942 he moved back to Chicago, which would be his base for the rest of his life, with various tours to other United States cities and Europe. His repertoire alternated between blues and traditional jazz. He played Carnegie Hall with Kid Ory's Dixieland band in 1949 and by the late 1950s he had been "discovered" by wider white audiences. He toured with Otis Rush in 1956. Eurreal formed his own record label, FM Records in 1969. He appeared at many blues and folk festivals and was considered a living legend, a link to the early days of blues and New Orleans. Among his original compositions are "Farrish Street Jive", "Shreveport Farewell", and "Vicksburg Blues".

in 1985 - Webbie/Webster Gradney Jr (US rapper, hip-hop artist) is born.

in 1986 - All girl group Bananarama went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Venus', the song had also been a No.1 for Dutch group Shocking Blue in 1970.

in 1987 - Ramiele Malubay (US singer and former American Idol contestant) is born.
in 1988 - 2,000 items of Elton John’s personal memorabilia including his boa feathers, 'Pinball Wizard' boots and hundreds of pairs of spectacles were auctioned at Sotheby’s in London.

in 1989 - 6th MTV Awards: Living Colour wins
in 1990 - 7th MTV Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins.

in 1990 - Tom Fogerty dies at age 49. American guitarist, backing vocals and founder member of the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The band has sold 26 million albums in the United States alone and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Tom player on all but one fof their albums Creedence Clearwater Revival-1968, Bayou Country-1969, Green River-1969, Willy and the Poor Boys-1969, Cosmo's Factory-1970, and Pendulum -1970, producing such hits as "Proud Mary", "Bad Moon Rising", "Down on the Corner", "Green River", "Fortunate Son", "Travelin' Band" and "Who'll Stop the Rain". Tom left the CCR in 1971, the year before the band split. He began a solo career and worked with the likes of Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders, and old band mates Stu Cook and Doug Clifford. Tom's 1974 solo album Zephyr National was the last to feature the four original band members of CCR. A few of the songs sound much in the Creedence style, particularly the aptly-titled "Joyful Resurrection". All four members did play on the song, but John recorded his part to the mix separately.
(complications from AIDS acquired during a blood transfusion).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQzs3o6zcTc"]Tom Fogerty - YouTube[/ame]
in 1994 - 11th MTV Awards: Aerosmith, Lisa Marie and Michael Jackson win.

in 1994 - Max Kaminsky, trumpeter, dies at 85.

in 1994 - Nicky Hopkins dies at age 50. English pianist and organist born in NE London; Nicky recorded and performed on noted British and American popular music recordings of the 60s and 70s as a session musician. At the start of the 60s started out as the pianist with Screaming Lord Sutch's Savages, after which he joined The Cyril Davies R&B All Stars. Due to suffering from Crohn's disease he mainly focused on studio work in London. He worked extensively for leading UK independent producers Shel Talmy and Mickie Most and performed on albums and singles by The Kinks, The Move, Alun Davies, Jon Mark, The Who, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Donovan, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, Art Garfunkel, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Carly Simon, McGuinness Flint, Bill Wyman and Peter Frampton.and many others. In 1967 he joined The Jeff Beck Group, formed by former Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck, with vocalist Rod Stewart, bassist Ronnie Wood and drummer Micky Waller, playing on their influential LPs Truth and Beck-Ola. He also helped define the "San Francisco sound", playing on albums by Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Steve Miller Band. He briefly joined Quicksilver Messenger Service and performed with Jefferson Airplane at the Woodstock Festival. In 1968 he played piano with the Swedish psychedelic group Tages on the single "Halcyon Days", produced in Abbey Road Studio. Nicky joined the Rolling Stones live line-up on the 1971 Good-Bye Britain tour, as well as their 1972 North American Tour and the early '73 Winter Tour of Australia and New Zealand. He recorded a few solo albums but remained one of the most important rock 'n' roll session musicians of his time (complications from intestinal surgery)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkwsJvOeozo"]Nicky Hopkins - Waiting For The Band - YouTube[/ame]
in 1995 - Joanne Gail Abbott, exec (MTV), dies at 36.

in 1996 - Esther Soré dies at age 81. Chilean singer and the main singer of Chilean melodies and folk of the 20th century. She recorded the successful Pretty Chile, of Clara Solovera. Ester was popular in the radio, as a recording artist, on tour and in the movies.

in 1997 - Elton John recorded a new version of 'Candle In The Wind' after performing the song live at Diana Princess of Wales funeral. A record 31.5 million across the UK watched Elton play the special tribute to Diana. The track went on to become the biggest selling single of all-time.

in 2001 - Carl Crack/Carl Böhm dies at age 30. German musician born in Swaziland; he later became a member of a the Berlin based digital hardcore band Atari. He also appeared on Cobra Killer's 2002 album, The Third Armpit and also was part of Firewire and Whatever (found dead in his apartment due to a drug overdose) b. May 5th 1971.

in 2001 - Earth Wind and Fire announced that Viagra would sponsor their forthcoming 30th anniversary American tour.

in 2004 - Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay was banned for six months and fined £750 after being clocked driving at more than 100mph. His lawyers had argued at Perth Sheriff Court that he needed his licence so he could have "respite" from his busy professional life. But Sheriff Robert McCreadie said his conduct was "entirely unacceptable". Jay Kay admitted driving a four-wheel-drive vehicle at 105mph on the A9 in Perthshire in February while overtaking.

in 2005 - Eric Roche dies at age 37. Irish fingerstyle guitarist, born in New York City, but his family soon moved to Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. He studied classical guitar in 1992 at the London Musician's Institute. Eric went on to play many genres on solo guitar such as classical, Celtic, folk, jazz, blues, rock and pop, also gifted guitarist-composer, and well known for his solo guitar arrangements of other artists' tunes. Some of these solo arrangements include:'Jump' by Van Halen, 'Higher Ground' by Stevie Wonder, 'Killer' by Seal, 'Blue in Green' by Miles Davis, 'She Drives Me Crazy' by the Fine Young Cannibals, 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)' and 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' by the Beatles,'Take Five' by Dave Brubeck, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana and many more (throat cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-tO6IFwBXI"]Eric Roche: She Drives Me Crazy - YouTube[/ame]



in 2005 - Sir Bob Geldof was awarded the freedom of his native Dublin after the City Council voted in favour of giving him the accolade in honour of his campaign against world poverty and alleviating debt in Africa.

in 2006 - a man named Paul van Valkenburgh from Florida died of lung cancer. An obituary published in a local paper was picked up by the Associated Press, which ran a short obituary of the dead man but giving him the wrong name. The real Paul Vance, who was alive and well and living in Coral Springs, Florida, contacted local media after viewing a report of his death on local TV. He announced that he was still alive and was able to prove this with a stack of royalty cheques from ASCAP from his biggest hit ‘Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini.’ He told a reporter for the New York Times that his relatives and friends, shocked by the AP report, had called to check on him after the media reports.

in 2006 - Victor Willis, who performed as the policeman in The Village People was given three years probation for drugs offences after pleading no contest to the charges, dating from March 2006. Willis co-wrote some of the group's biggest hits - including ‘YMCA’ and ‘In The Navy.’

in 2007 - Luciano Pavarotti dies at age 71. Italian Opera singer. He was probably the most successful post-war classical performer bridging the worlds of opera and pop culture, through his association with fellow singers Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras as the Three Tenors, as well as charity work with such pop icons as U2. "Nessun dorma", from Puccini's opera Tosca, is now forever associated with soccer's World Cup, thanks to Pavarotti's grand appearance at the 1990 Games (pancreatic cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VATmgtmR5o4"]Pavarotti - Nessun Dorma - YouTube[/ame]
in 2008 - US rock band Great White whose pyrotechnics sparked a fire that killed 100 people, agreed to pay $1m (£564,000) to survivors and victims' relatives. The blaze began at The Station nightclub in the US state of Rhode Island in 2003 when the band's tour manager shot off pyrotechnics at the start of the concert. More than 200 people were also injured in the blaze. One band member, guitarist Ty Longley, was killed in the fire. Tour manager Daniel Biechele pleaded guilty in 2006 to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter and was given parole in March after serving less than half of his four-year prison sentence.

in 2010 - Morrissey caused controversy after he claimed that the Chinese were a "sub-species" because of the way they treat animals. In an interview with UK paper The Guardian, the former Smiths frontman said: "Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can't help but feel that the Chinese are a sub-species."

in 2011 - Wardell Quezergue dies at age 81. American singer, guitarist, bandleader, music arrange and producer, known among New Orleans musicians as the “Creole Beethoven”. Born into a musical family in New Orleans he took up music at a very early age. After playing with Dave Bartholomew’s band from the late 1940s and serving as an army musician in Korea, he emerged as a bandleader in his own right in the mid-1950s with his Royal Dukes of Rhythm who became a welcome fixture on the New Orleans music scene. With the drummer Smokey Johnson, he wrote the 1964 instrumental “It Ain’t My Fault,” a New Orleans song later sampled by Mariah Carey, the rapper Silkk the Shocker and others. As well as his band and songwriting career, Wardell worked mainly as a producer and arranger with the cream of New Orleans musicians, such as Professor Longhair and Fats Domino, which included the songs “Big Chief” by Professor Longhair, “Iko Iko” by the Dixie Cups, “Groove Me” by King Floyd, “Barefootin’ ” by Robert Parker, “Mr. Big Stuff” by Jean Knight and “Misty Blue” by Dorothy Moore. He later worked as an arranger on the albums “Fiyo on the Bayou” for the Neville Brothers; “Orchid in the Storm” for Aaron Neville; “Goin’ Back to New Orleans” for Dr. John; “Deacon John’s Jump Blues” for Deacon John Moore; and two albums for the blues singer Clarence (Gatemouth) Brown, “Gate Swings” and “American Music, Texas Style” among so many others. In 2009 he released his own album, “Music for Children Ages 3 to 103: The St. Agnes Sessions” (heart failure)

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in 1631 - Clemens Thieme, composer is born.
in 1635 - Pal Esterhazy, composer is born.
in 1703 - Jean Monnet, composer is born.
in 1726 - Francois-Andr‚ Danican Philidor, France, composer/chess champion is born.
in 1731 - Damasus Brosmann, composer is born.
in 1731 - Elisabetta de Gambarini, composer is born.
in 1739 - Joseph Legros, composer is born.
in 1775 - Johann Georg Holzbogen, composer, dies at 48.
in 1784 - Frantisek Max Knize, composer is born.
in 1819 - Jean-Louis Duport, composer, dies at 69.
in 1838 - Joseph Panny, composer, dies at 43.
in 1845 - Isabella Colbran, wife of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies.
in 1864 - Giovanni Tebaldini, composer is born.
in 1872 - Antoni Stolpe, composer, dies at 21.
in 1880 - Attilio Brugnoli, composer is born.
in 1880 - Kurt von Wolfurt, composer is born.

TODAY’S MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON . . .

in 1881 - Sidney Clopton Lanier, composer, dies at age 39.
Sidney Lanier was born February 3, 1842, in Macon, Georgia, to parents Robert Sampson Lanier and Mary Jane Anderson; he was mostly of English ancestry. His distant French Huguenot ancestors immigrated to England in the 16th century fleeing religious persecution. He began playing the flute at an early age, and his love of that musical instrument continued throughout his life. He attended Oglethorpe University near Milledgeville, Georgia, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He graduated first in his class shortly before the outbreak of the American Civil War.

He fought in the Civil War, primarily in the tidewater region of Virginia, where he served in the Confederate signal corps. Later, he and his brother Clifford served as pilots aboard English blockade runners. On one of these voyages, his ship was boarded. Refusing to take the advice of the British officers on board to don one of their uniforms and pretend to be one of them, he was captured. He was incarcerated in a military prison at Point Lookout in Maryland, where he contracted tuberculosis (generally known as "consumption" at the time). He suffered greatly from this disease, then incurable and usually fatal, for the rest of his life.

Shortly after the war, he taught school briefly, then moved to Montgomery, Alabama, where he worked as a desk clerk at The Exchange Hotel and also performed as a musician. He was the regular organist at The First Presbyterian Church in nearby Prattville. He wrote his only novel, Tiger Lilies (1867) while in Alabama. In 1867, he moved to Prattville, at that time a small town just north of Montgomery, where he taught and served as principal of a school.

He married Mary Day of Macon in 1867 and moved back to his hometown, where he began working in his father's law office.

After taking and passing the Georgia bar, Lanier practiced as a lawyer for several years. During this period he wrote a number of poems, using the "cracker" and "negro" dialects of his day, about poor white and black farmers in the Reconstruction South. He traveled extensively through southern and eastern portions of the United States in search of a cure for his tuberculosis.

While on one such journey in Texas, he rediscovered his native and untutored talent for the flute and decided to travel to the northeast in hopes of finding employment as a musician in an orchestra. Unable to find work in New York, Philadelphia, or Boston, he signed on to play flute for the Peabody Orchestra in Baltimore, Maryland, shortly after its organization. He taught himself musical notation and quickly rose to the position of first flautist. He was famous in his day for his performances of a personal composition for the flute called "Black Birds," which mimics the song of that species.

In an effort to support Mary and their three sons, he also wrote poetry for magazines. His most famous poems were "Corn" (1875), "The Symphony" (1875), "Centennial Meditation" (1876), "The Song of the Chattahoochee" (1877), "The Marshes of Glynn" (1878), and "Sunrise" (1881). The latter two poems are generally considered his greatest works. They are part of an unfinished set of lyrical nature poems known as the "Hymns of the Marshes", which describe the vast, open salt marshes of Glynn County on the coast of Georgia. There is a historical marker in Brunswick commemorating the writing of "The Marshes of Glynn". The largest bridge in Georgia (as of 2005), a short distance from the marker, is named The Sidney Lanier Bridge.

Late in his life, he became a student, lecturer, and, finally, a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, specializing in the works of the English novelists, Shakespeare, the Elizabethan sonneteers, Chaucer, and the Anglo-Saxon poets. He published a series of lectures entitled The English Novel (published posthumously in 1883) and a book entitled The Science of English Verse (1880), in which he developed a novel theory exploring the connections between musical notation and meter in poetry.

Lanier finally succumbed to complications caused by his tuberculosis on September 7, 1881, while convalescing with his family near Lynn, North Carolina. He was 39. Lanier is buried in Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore.

With his theory connecting musical notation with poetic meter, he developed a unique style of poetry written in logaoedic dactyls, which was strongly influenced by the works of his beloved Anglo-Saxon poets. He wrote several of his greatest poems in this meter, including "Revenge of Hamish" (1878), "The Marshes of Glynn" and "Sunrise". In Lanier's hands, the logaoedic dactylic meter led to a free-form, almost prose-like style of poetry that was greatly admired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Bayard Taylor, Charlotte Cushman, and other leading poets and critics of the day. A similar poetical meter was independently developed by Gerard Manley Hopkins at about the same time (there is no evidence that they knew each other or that either of them had read any of the other's works).

Lanier also published essays on other literary and musical topics and a notable series of four redactions of literary works about knightly combat and chivalry in modernized language more appealing to the boys of his day.

He also wrote two travelogues that were widely read at the time, entitled Florida: Its Scenery, Climate and History (1875) and Sketches of India (1876) (although he never visited India).

Baltimore honored Lanier with a large and elaborate bronze and granite sculptural monument, created by Hans K. Schuler and located on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University.

In addition to the monument at Johns Hopkins, Lanier was also later memorialized on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Upon the construction of the iconic Duke Chapel between 1930 and 1935 on the university's West Campus, a statue of Lanier was included alongside two fellow prominent Southerners, Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee. This statue, which appears to show a Lanier older than the 39 years he actually lived, is situated on the right side of the portico leading into the Chapel narthex. It is prominently featured on the cover of the 2010 autobiographical memoir Hannah's Child, by Stanley Hauerwas, a Methodist theologian teaching at Duke Divinity School.

Lanier's poem "The Marshes of Glynn" is the inspiration for a cantata by the same name that was created by the modern English composer Andrew Downes to celebrate the Royal Opening of the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham, England, in 1986.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EUvmBVb8eA"]Wind Song by Sidney Lanier - Paula Robison, flute - YouTube[/ame]
in 1897 - Al Sherman (Russian-American Tin Pan Alley songwriter) is born.
in 1902 - Franz Wullner, composer, dies at 70
in 1906 - Filip Gershkovich, composer is born
in 1907 - Ahmet Adnan Saygun, composer is born
in 1908 - Max Kaminsky, trumpeter is born
in 1909 - Jo Juda, Dutch musician is born
in 1909 - Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, singer is born
in 1914 - Graeme Bell MBE (Australian bandleader and pianist) is born.
in 1914 - Hugo Pfister, composer is born
in 1920 - Al Caiola (American jazz, country, rock, western, and pop guitarist) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbJD2HIEs2s"]Malagueña By Al Caiola - YouTube[/ame]
in 1922 - Arthur Ferrante, pianist/composer (Ferrante and Tachere-Exodus) is born
in 1922 - Joe Newman (American composer, trumpeter) is born.
in 1922 - Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov, composer is born
in 1924 - Hugh Aitken, composer is born
in 1924 - Leonard Rosenman, Bkln NY, TV composer (Marcus Welby MD) is born
in 1925 - John Wesley Work, composer, dies at 52
in 1927 - Graham Dudley Whettam, composer is born
in 1930 - Francis Coppieters (Belgian pianist) is born.
in 1930 - Sonny Rollins/Theodore Walter Rollins (American jazz tenor saxophonist) is born.
in 1931 - Charles Camilleri, composer is born
in 1931 - Helen Gray (Canadian soprano singer; The Travellers) is born.
in 1931 - Makanda Ken McIntyre/Ken McIntyre (US jazz saxophonist, multi-musician, composer) is born.
in 1932 - Johnny Duncan (US skiffle music star) is born.
in 1934 - Little Milton/Milton Campbell (US blues singer, guitarist, songwriter) is born.
in 1935 - Ronnie Dove (US singer; Ronnie Dove & the Belltones) is born.
in 1936 - Buddy Holly, Lubbock Tx, singer (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day) is born
in 1936 - Buddy Holly/Charles Hardin Holley (US singer, guitar, songwriter; The Crickets) is born.
in 1936 - Romualds Kalsons, composer is born
in 1937 - Olly Wilson, composer is born
in 1939 - [Benjamin] Latimore, US singer (Let's Straighten It Out) is born
in 1941 - Michael Peter Smith (US singer, songwriter; writer of The Dutchman) is born.
in 1943 - Lena Valaitis (Lithuanian-German Schlager singer) is born.
in 1944 - Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, composer, dies at 70.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e7kVBQ-CZA"]Meme Solis y Maggie Carles: Corazon - YouTube[/ame]
in 1945 - Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled in Netherlands is born
in 1946 - Alfa Anderson, Bronx NY, rock vocalist (Chicago) is born
in 1949 - Gloria Gaynor, Newark NJ, disco singer (I Will Survive) is born
in 1951 - Chrissie Hynde, Akron Oh, rocker (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement) is born
in 1951 - Danny Doriz (French vibraphonist) is born.
in 1951 - Mark Isham (American composer) is born.
in 1951 - Morris Albert (Brazilian singer) is born.
in 1952 - Allison Rayner (UK bass player with Deirdre Cartwright) is born.
in 1953 - Ben Bossi, rocker (Romeo Void) is born
in 1953 - Benmont Tench (US keyboardist, piano, organ; Tom Petty & Heartbreakers) is born.
in 1953 - Michael Byron, composer is born
in 1954 - Benmont Tench, Gainesville Fl, rock keyboardist (Heartbreakers) is born
in 1954 - Dave King (American bassist) is born.
in 1955 - Leonard Haze (US rock drummer, songwriter and producer; Y&T) is born.
in 1956 - Diane Warren (US songwriter) is born.
in 1956 - Michael J Feinstein, pianist (Isn't It Romantic) is born
in 1956 - Ryszard Riedel (Polish singer; blues-rock band Dzem) is born.
in 1957 - Jermaine Stewart (US singer, dancer; backup/solo) is born.
in 1957 - Margot Chapman, Hawaii, vocals (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight) is born
in 1957 - Raul Sanchez Reinoso dies at age 48. Argentinian guitarist, banjo, bandleader.
in 1958 - Hamilton Lee (UK drummer; Furniture) is born.
in 1958 - Nadieh, Dutch singer/guitarist/composer (Haifa Blue) is born.

in 1959 - Craig Douglas was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Sam Cooke hit 'Only Sixteen'. Terence Perkins was employed as a milkman before becoming a professional singer and was known as the 'Singing Milkman'.

in 1959 - Jermaine Stewart, rocker is born
in 1960 - Brad Houser (US bassist, woodwinds; Edie Brickell & New Bohemians) is born.
in 1960 - David Steele, Birmingham, rock keyboardist (Fine Young Cannibals) is born
in 1961 - Jean-Yves Thibaudet (French Pianist) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDv97T9ocLg"]Jean-Yves Thibaudet - The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - YouTube[/ame]
in 1961 - LeRoi Moore (American saxophonist; Dave Matthews Band) is born.
in 1962 - Paul Tobey (Canadian jazz pianist) is born.
in 1963 - American Bandstand moves to Calif, and airs once a week on Saturday
in 1963 - Brent Liles (US punk rock bassist; Social Distortion) is born.

in 1963 - The Beatles recorded an appearance on the BBC radio program ‘Saturday Club’, at the Playhouse Theatre in London. They performed ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘Memphis’, ‘Happy Birthday Saturday Club’ (arrangement credited to John Lennon), ‘I'll Get You’, ‘She Loves You’, and ‘Lucille’.

in 1964 - Eazy-E/Eric Wright (American rapper; NWA) is born.

in 1964 - On tour in North America, The Beatles performed two shows at the Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada to 21,000 fans.

in 1965 - Angela Gheorghiu (Romanian opera singer) is born.
in 1965 - Ron Blake (American tenor saxophonist) is born.
in 1966 - Christopher John Dyke Acland (UK drummer; Lush) is born.

in 1968 - Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their live debut as Led Zeppelin but billed as Yard Birds (sic) at Teen Club Box 45 in Gladsaxe (a suburb in the outskirts of Copenhagen), Denmark. Around 1,200 youngsters attended the show at Egegard School. Teen Club President Lars Abel introducing 'The New Yardbirds' on stage introduced Robert Plant as Robert Plat. A local review stated; "Their performance and their music were absolutely flawless, and the music continued to ring nicely in the ears for some time after the curtains were drawn after their show. We can therefore conclude that the new Yardbirds are at least as good as the old ones were".

in 1968 - Kyle Stevens, NJ, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals) is born.

in 1968 - The Doors played the first of two nights at The Roundhouse, London, playing 2 shows a night on their first UK visit. Granada TV filmed the sold out gigs (later shown as "The Doors Are Open"), which were attended by members of The Rolling Stones and Traffic.

in 1969 - Little Jimmy Urine (American singer; Mindless Self Indulgence) is born.
in 1970 - Chad Ronald Sexton (US drummer for rapcore/punk rock/reggae act 311) is born.
in 1972 - David Bowie appeared at The Top Rank, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, England.
in 1972 - Slug/Sean Daley (American rapper; Atmosphere) is born.
in 1973 - The Rolling Stones kicked off a nine-date UK tour at the Empire Pool London. Tickets £2.20.

in 1976 - Abba were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Dancing Queen', the group's fourth UK No.1 single and their only US No.1 chart topper. The song was a No.1 hit in over a dozen countries and stayed at the top of the Swedish charts for 14 weeks.

in 1977 - Gustave Reese, composer, dies at 77.

in 1978 - Keith Moon dies at age 32. Legendary UK drummer; he gained notoriety for exuberant drumming and his destructive lifestyle. He joined The Who in 1964, playing on all albums from their debut, 1965's My Generation, to in 1978's Who Are You, which was released two weeks before his death. He is known for innovative, dramatic drumming, often eschewing basic back beats for a fluid, busy technique focused on fast, cascading rolls across the toms and cymbal crashes. He was one of the first to play drums as a lead instrument in an era when drums were supposed only to keep the back beat. (overdose of heminevrin prescribed to combat alcoholism. A post-mortem confirmed there were 32 tablets in his system, 26 of which were undissolved)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuISrv2su6U"]Keith Moon - YouTube[/ame]

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in 1979 - Owen Pallett (Canadian violinist, singer; Final Fantasy) is born.
in 1981 - Paul McCoy (American lead singer; 12 Stones) is born.
in 1983 - Hans Munch, composer, dies at 90.

in 1984 - 18 year-old Janet Jackson announced that she had married singer James Debarge. The couple split the following year.

in 1985 - David Bowie and Mick Jagger were at No.1 on the UK singes chart with their version of the Martha Reeves and The Vandellas 1964 hit 'Dancing In The Street.' The song had been recorded as part of the Live Aid charity appeal. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at the JFK Stadium, until it was realised that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible.

in 1985 - John Parr started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'St Elmo's Fire', taken from the film of the same name a No.6 hit in the UK.

in 1985 - Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to become a grandfather when his son Zak and his wife Sarah had a daughter Tatia Jayne.

in 1986 - Spectacular Blue Smith (US rapper with R&B Group Pretty Ricky) is born.
in 1986 - Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer, dies at 83.

in 1987 - As part of their Hysteria world tour, Def Leppard played the first of three nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England.

in 1991 - Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87.

in 1991 - Gloria Estefan was awarded damages of $5 million for the injuries she sustained when her tour bus was involved in an accident.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tbdJBoiepQ"]Gloria Estefan - Conga - YouTube[/ame]
in 1991 - Motley Crue signed a record deal for which they were guaranteed $22.5 million.
in 1992 - Indra Kamadjojo, [Broekveld], Indon/Dutch dancer (Stille Kracht), dies.

in 1993 - Lefty Dizz/Walter Williams dies at age 56. American powerful blues guitarist born in Arkansas, the nickname was given him by Hound Dog Taylor & the HouseRockers. Dizz started playing guitar at age 19 entirely self-taught, he played a standard right-handed model flipped upside down, without reversing the strings. His sound was raw and distorted and his style owed more to the older bluesmen than to the hipper West Side players like Otis Rush and Buddy Guy working in the B.B. King mode. Dizz graduated from Southern Illinois University and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After which he moved to Chicago, where in 1964 he became a member of Junior Wells's band, recording and touring Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia with him until the late '60s. At various times during the '60s and early '70s, he'd also moonlight as a guitarist with Chicago stalwarts J.B. Lenoir and Hound Dog Taylor, while sitting in everywhere and playing with seemingly everyone, Dizz was always welcome on anyone's bandstand. He also fronted his band own band Shock Treatment, playing and singing with an unbridled enthusiasm, and flamboyant of blues men (cancer)

in 1993 - Prince threw an Egyptian themed party for fan club members at a warehouse in London's King Cross, tickets cost £15.

in 1996 - Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres married model Eva Herzigova.

in 1996 - Michael Jackson played the first date on the HIStory World Tour, his third solo world concert tour, at Letna Park, Prague in the Czech Republic. The tour consisted of 82 concerts and was attended by approximately 4.5 million fans, beating his previous Bad Tour with 4.4 million and grossing a total of over $163.5 million.

in 1996 - Niccolo Castiglioni, composer, dies at 64.
in 1997 - Derek Taylor, Beatles publicist, dies of cancer at 65.

in 1997 - Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Dance'. The album went on sell over 5 million copies in the US alone.

in 2001 - Michael Jackson was reunited onstage with the Jackson Five at his 30th Anniversary Celebration in New York City's Madison Square Garden. It ended Jackson's 11-year hiatus from performing in the U.S. Jackson was joined by Eminem, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Britney Spears and Destiny's Child to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his singing career.

in 2002 - Erma Franklin dies at age 64. American soul, RnB and pop singer born in Shelby, Mississippi and was reared in Detroit; her best known record is the original version of "Piece of My Heart" since been covered by many top artists. When sister Aretha became a recording artist, Erma provided backing vocals and toured with Aretha. Among her most notable back up performances for her sister was on Aretha's signature tune, "'Respect".
(throat cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejjjne_Mua4"]erma franklin - piece of my heart - YouTube[/ame]
in 2002 - The Frankie Miller tribute concert was held at Barrowlands in Glasgow, Scotland with all profits going to the Drake Music Project. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Nazareth, Gallagher & Lyle, Hamish Stuart, former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson, ex-Genesis singer Ray Wilson and Joe Walsh all appeared. Miller attended the show, but was still recovering from a 1994 brain hemorrhage, and so was unable to join in.

in 2003 - Black Eyed Peas started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Where Is The Love.' The best selling single of 2003. (with an un-credited Justin Timberlake on the recording).

in 2003 - US singer, songwriter, Warren Zevon died. He had worked as a session musician, was the piano player and band leader for the Everly Brothers. His 1969 song 'She Quit Me' was included in the soundtrack for the film Midnight Cowboy. Jackson Browne, The Eagles and Linda Ronstadt all appeared on his albums. He recorded over 15 solo albums, had the 1978 US No.21 single 'Werewolves Of London'.

in 2003 - Warren William Zevon dies at age 56. American Grammy Award-winning rock singer-songwriter and multi-musician, born in Chicago, is noted for his offbeat, sardonic view of life which was reflected in his dark, often humorous songs, which sometimes incorporated political or historical themes. Worked with a huge list of mega artists. His best-known compositions include "Werewolves of London", "Lawyers, Guns and Money", "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" and "Johnny Strikes Up The Band", all of which are featured on his 1978 sophomore release, Excitable Boy. Other well-known songs written by Warren have been recorded by other artists, including "Carmelita", "Accidentally Like a Martyr", "Mohammed's Radio", and "Hasten Down the Wind". He was a frequent guest on Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman later performed guest vocals on "Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)" with Paul Shaffer and members of the CBS Orchestra.
(lung cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iW03wJ8hhY&feature=related"]Warren Zevon with David Gilmour - Run Straight Down (HD) - YouTube[/ame]
in 2005 - Sergio Endrigo dies at age 72. Italian singer-songwriter, born in Pola, Istria, Italy, now Pula, Croatia; he won the Sanremo Music Festival in 1968 with the song "Canzone per te," sung with Roberto Carlos. The same year he represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 1968 with the song "Marianne."

in 2007 - A new study revealed that rock stars were twice as likely to die early as the rest of us. Researchers said that the problem was so bad the industry should be labeled a “high risk” profession.

in 2007 - A report showed that two-thirds of young people who regularly used MP3 players faced premature hearing damage. The Royal National Institute for Deaf People said its findings were alarming with research showing that 72 out of 110 MP3 users tested in the UK were listening to volumes above 85 decibels. Some MP3 players at full volume registered at 105 decibels, an aircraft taking off measured at 110 decibels.

in 2008 - Witchhunter/Chris Dudek dies at age 42. German drummer; an early member of the thrash metal band Sodom, formed in Gelsenkirchen, in 1981, Chris took over on drums from Bloody Monster as the band was forming, before any recordings. He can be heard on their first 5 albums "Obsessed by Cruelty", "Persecution Mania", "Agent Orange", "Better Off Dead", and 1992's "Tapping the Vein". Unfortunately by this time Chris was suffering badly from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse. But he was the special guest drummer on Sodom's 2007 album, "The Final Sign of Evil". (died unexpectedly from functional deterioration of internal organs)

in 2009 - Fred Mills dies at age 70. Canadian musician and music professor born in Guelph, Canada; while studying at the Juilliard School of Music he was invited to join the Houston Symphony Orchestra as Principal Trumpet and in 1961 he was a founding member of the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City. While living in NYC, Fred played with the Symphony of the Air, Musica Aeterna Orchestra, NYC Ballet Orchestra, Marlboro Festival Orchestra and Casals Festival Orchestra and recorded with Morton Gould, Robert Shaw, Igor Stravinsky, Steinberg and Stokowski. For six years Fred was principal trumpet with the New York City Opera. In 1968 Fred returned to Canada to play with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. In 1972 he joined the Canadian Brass and for 24 years Fred played over 3500 concerts in Asia, Europe, and North America with the CB. As a member of the renowned Canadians, Fred made over 40 CDs for RCA, Sony, Philips and BMG. During this time Fred contributed more than 50 transcriptions and arrangements to the Brass repertoire. While with the CB, Fred made numerous TV apperances on PBS, CBC, NHK, BBC and American Networks and was a Grammy award nominee in 1992. In 1996 he joined University of Georgia music professor, which he continued the reast of his life. Besides teaching trumpet, he coached a graduate brass quintet, The Bulldog (He died in a car crash in Walton County between Atlanta and Athens as he returned home from a trip overseas to perform)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR0DCtmibe0"]Fred Mills in the Snow March 2009 - YouTube[/ame]
in 2010 - Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was voted the greatest “lighter in the air song of all time” by lighter company Zippo. Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’, was voted in at No. 2 and Meat Loaf’s ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ was at No. 3 in the survey.


in 2011 - Eddie Marshall dies at age 73. American jazz drummer born in Springfield, Massachusetts, he played in his father's swing group and in R&B bands while in high school and moved to New York City in 1956. Two years later he played in the quartet of Charlie Mariano and with Toshiko Akiyoshi; after two years' service in the Army, he returned to play with Akiyoshi again in 1965. He worked with Mike Nock for a year in the house band of the New York nightclub The Dom, and also worked with Stan Getz and Sam Rivers, and accompanied Dionne Warwick on tours. In '67 Eddie joined fusion group The Fourth Way, then worked with Jon Hendricks and The Pointer Sisters in the early 70s, before joining the group Almanac, releasing one album in 1977. He also recorded with Art Pepper that same year. In the 1980s he worked in the project Bebop & Beyond, who recorded tribute albums to Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. In the 2000s he worked on the San Francisco Arts Commission (heart attack)

in 2012 – An Iowa doctor who helped run a pain clinic has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Paul Gray, the Slipknot bassist and co-founder who died of an overdose of narcotics in May 2010, The Des Moines Register reported today. The doctor, Daniel Baldi, also faces manslaughter charges in the deaths of seven other patients, according to court papers filed in Polk County district court in Iowa. Mr. Gray was found dead in a hotel room north of Des Moines. An autopsy showed he had fatal levels of morphine and a morphine substitute called fentanyl in his blood. He was 38. Dr. Baldi is accused of writing prescriptions for Mr. Gray that included high doses of narcotics, beginning in late 2005, even though he was aware that the musician was addicted to the drugs. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. – from JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. NYTimes.


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in 1613 -
Don Carlo Gesauldo, composer, dies.
in 1637 -
Robert Fludd, composer, dies at 63.
in 1672 - Nicolas de Grigny, composer is born.
in 1706 - Romanus Weichlein, composer, dies at 53.
in 1736 - Bernardo Ottani, composer is born.
in 1756 - Anton Teyber, composer is born.
in 1767 - Karl August von Lichtenstein, composer is born.
in 1779 - Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer is born.
in 1792 - Joseph Netherclift, composer is born.
in 1819 - Franz Stanislaus Spindler, composer, dies at 56.
in 1824 - Jaime Nuno, composer is born.
in 1826 - Disma Fumagalli, composer is born.
in 1827 - Emil Naumann, composer is born.
in 1838 - Pietro Rovelli, composer, dies at 45.

in 1841 -
Anton¡n Dvorak, Nelahozeves Czech, composer (New World Symphony) is born.

in 1863 -
Gustavo Emilio Campa, composer is born
in 1870 - Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer is born
in 1871 - Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer, dies at 57
in 1879 - Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 58
in 1894 - Willem FJ Pijper, Dutch composer/critic is born
in 1896 - Howard Dietz (US pop and Broadway lyricist) is born.

in 1897 -
Jimmie Rodgers/Yodeling Cowboy (US singer, guitar, banjo, songwriter) is born.

in 1898 -
Queenie Smith, NYC, actress/dancer (Funny Side) is born.
in 1899 - Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer, dies at 78.
in 1904 - Carlos Sanchez Malaga, composer is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdHf8QFOp58"]Coro VOCES DEL PERÚ Torito del Portalito Carlos Sánchez Málaga - YouTube[/ame]
in 1917 - Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74.
in 1918 - William Henry "Bill" Graham (US jazz saxophonist) is born.
in 1919 - David Johan Kvandal, composer is born.
in 1921 - Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia) is born.
in 1925 - Alexander Nikolayevich Kholminov, composer is born.
in 1925 - Heinz Lau, composer is born.
in 1925 - Magnus Blondal Johansson, composer is born.

in 1925 -
Peter Sellers/Richard Henry Sellers (UK comic actor, musician, singer) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLYsocQQ1xc"]Peter Sellers - Peter Sellers Sings George Gershwin - YouTube[/ame]
in 1926 - Arthur "Artie" Anton (conga drums, drums, timbales; freelance/guest) is born.

in 1927 -
Harlan Howard (US country music songwriter) is born.

in 1928 -
Earl Nelson (US R&B singer; Bob & Earl/The Hollywood Flames/Jackie Lee) is born.

in 1929 -
Christoph von Dohn nyi, Berlin Germany, conductor/pianist (Cleve Orch) is born.

in 1932 -
Patsy Cline/Virginia Patterson Hensley (US country singer) is born.
in 1933 - Asha Bhosle (Indian singer, Bollywood playback singer) is born.
in 1933 - Eric Salzman (American composer) is born.

in 1934 -
Peter Maxwell Davies CBE (UK composer, conductor; Master of the Queen's Music) is born.

in 1935 -
James Clay, saxophonist is born
in 1939 - Guitar Shorty/David William Kearney (American Blues guitarist) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-7K9Sz07e8"]Guitar Shorty-Crawfish Fest 2009 - YouTube[/ame]
in 1941 - Dante Drowty, rocker is born.
in 1942 - Brian Cole, Tacoma Wash, rock vocalist/bassist (Association) is born.
in 1942 - Sal Valentino/Sal Spampinato (US singer; The Beau Brummels) is born.
in 1944 - Jan van Gilse, composer/Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 63
in 1944 - Peter Franklyn Bellamy (UK guitarist, folk singer; The Young Tradition/solo) is born.
in 1945 - Jose Feliciano, rocker is born.

in 1945 -
Kelly Groucutt (UK bassist, vocals, songwriter; Electric Light Orchestra/ELO spin-offs) is born.

in 1945 -
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (US vocalist, harmonica, organ, Grateful Dead) is born.
in 1946 - Dean Daughtry, rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section) is born.
in 1947 - Benjamin Orr/Benjamin Orzechowski (US bassist, singer; The Cars) is born.
in 1947 - Valery Afanassiev (Russian pianist) is born.
in 1949 - Richard Strauss, German composer (Also sprach Zarathustra), dies at 85.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppoqUVlKkBU"]Renee Fleming - Strauss' 4 Last Songs - Im abendrot - YouTube[/ame]
in 1950 - Daniel Victor Starr, composer is born.
in 1950 - Will Lee, rock guitarist (Late Show with David Letterman) is born.
in 1950 - Zachary Richard (US singer and songwriter) is born.
in 1951 - Nikos Karvelas (Greek composer) is born.

in 1952 - After Atlantic Records bought
Ray Charles' contract from Swingtime, Charles recorded his first session for Atlantic, cutting four songs. Over the next seven years, he will record such classics as ‘Mess Around,’ ‘I Got a Woman,’ ‘Hallelujah, I Love Her So’ and ‘What'd I Say.’

in 1954 -
Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to NYC for WINS radio

in 1956 -
Eddie Cochran signed a one year contract with Liberty Records, Cochran went on to give Liberty three top 40 hits over the next several years including ‘Summertime Blues,’ ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ and ‘C’mon Everybody’.

in 1956 -
Fad Gadget/Frank John Tovey (British avant-garde electronic musician) is born.
in 1956 - Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso," goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4r5C6MUqO4"]JAMAICA FAREWELL ORIGINAL-- HARRY BELAFONTE - YouTube[/ame]
in 1956 - Mick Brown (US drummer; Dokken/Lynch Mob/Xciter) is born.

in 1957 - Reet Petite' by
Jackie Wilson was released for the first time, it became a UK No. 1, 29 years later.

in 1958 -
David Lewis, guitarist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover) is born.

in 1958 -
Michael Lardie (US keyboards, vocals, guitar; Great White/Night Ranger) is born.

in 1959 -
Carmen Campagne (Canadian singer, children's entertainer) is born.
in 1959 - Daler Nazarov (Tajik composer, actor) is born.
in 1960 - Aimee Mann (US singer, bass, guitar; 'Til Tuesday/solo) is born.

in 1960 -
David Steele (UK bassist, producer; The {English} Beat/Fine Young Cannibals) is born.

in 1960 -
Johan J "Jussi" Bjorling, Swedish epic tenor, dies at 49.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_1Ry44K-MM"]Jussi Bjorling - Che Gelida Manina - YouTube[/ame]
in 1962 - Jay Ziskrout (US punk bassist, record executive; Bad Religion/Epitaph Records/Arista Records) is born.

in 1962 -
Ren‚ Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue) is born.

in 1964 -
Jokke/Joachim Nielsen (Norwegian singer, guitarist; Jokke & Valentinerne) is born.

in 1964 -
The Who appeared at the Railway Hotel, Harrow and Wealdston, England.
in 1965 - Darlene Zschech (Australian Christian singer-songwriter) is born.
in 1966 - Carola/Carola Maria Häggkvist (Swedish singer) is born.
in 1966 - Peter Furler (Australian singer, guitarist; Newsboys) is born.

in 1967 -
The Doors appeared at the Lagoon Park Patio Gardens, Farmington, Salt Lake City, Utah.

in 1968 -
The Beatles performed 'Hey Jude' on the UK television show 'Frost On Sunday' in front of an invited audience.

in 1968-
Led Zeppelin appeared at Raventlow Parken, Nykobing Lolland, Denmark supported by The Beatnicks and The Ladybirds, (who were a all girl topless go-go dancing outfit).

in 1970 -
Neko Case (US country singer-songwriter, guitarist) is born.
in 1971 - Andie Rathbourne (US drummer; Mansun) is born.
in 1971 - Dustin O'Halloran (American pianist and composer) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx6gr_Ch9x8"]Dustin O'Halloran Opus 23 video - YouTube[/ame]
in 1971 - The Tams were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hey Girl Don't Bother Me', a reissue of a 1964 US hit.

in 1971 -
Vico C/Luis Armando Lozada Cruz (American/Puerto Rican hip-hop and reggaeton artist) is born.

in 1973 - During a UK tour
The Rolling Stones appeared at Empire Pool, Wembley, London, tickets £2.20.

in 1973 -
Marvin Gaye started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Let's Get It On', his second US No.1, only reached No.31 in the UK.

in 1973 -
The Allman Brothers started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Brothers And Sisters', the group's only US No.1.

in 1973 -
Troy Sanders (US bassist, frontman; Mastodon) is born.

in 1974 -
Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the Beach Boys all appeared at the New York 'Summersault '74’ at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury.

in 1975 -
Richard Hughes (UK drummer; Keane) is born.
in 1976 - Assen Karastoyanov, composer, dies at 83.

in 1976 -
Brendan Kelly (US singer, bassist, background singer; The Lawrence Arms/sessions) is born.

in 1976 -
Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer, dies at 81.

in 1977 - Guitarist
Jimmy McCulloch left Wings to help re-form The Small Faces. McCulloch had played with Paul McCartney’s band on the Venus and Mars and Wings At the Speed of Sound albums, as well as on the Wings Over America tour. He died two years later at the age of 26. Drummer Joe English also left Wings at this time, joining Sea Level.

in 1978 -
Pancho Vladigerov, composer, dies at 79.

in 1979 -
Led Zeppelin scored their eighth UK No.1 album when 'In Through The Out Door' went to the top of the charts for two weeks.

in 1979 -
Pink/Alicia Moore (US singer) is born.

in 1980 -
Kiss played the first of two sold out nights at London's Wembley Arena. Tickets £4.50.

in 1980 -
Slim Thug/Stayve Jerome Thomas (American rapper) is born.
in 1984 - Rene Bernier, composer, dies at 79

in 1984 -
Stevie Wonder had his first UK No.1 with 'I Just Called To Say I Love You'. Taken from the film 'Lady In Red', it was 18 years after Wonder's chart debut in 1966. The song stayed at No.1 for six weeks.

in 1987 -
Wiz Khalifa/Cameron Jibril Thomaz (American hip-hop artist) is born.
in 1988 - Gustav Schäfer (German drummer; Tokio Hotel) is born.

in 1989 -
Barry Sadler dies at age 48. American author and singer; born in Carlsbad, New Mexico, Barry served as a Green Beret medic and Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Most of his works have military themes, and he billed himself under his military rank as SSgt Barry Sadler. He recorded his famous No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, "The Ballad Of The Green Berets," a patriotic song in ballad style which sold a million copies in the first five weeks of its release. In 1966 he also released the hit "The A-Team". Soon after he took up writing books and moved to Guatemala City in the mid 1980s (It was in Guatemala City that he was shot in the head while in a taxi cab. He was airlifted to the States by friends from the Soldier of Fortune Magazine, where he was hospitalized and remained in a coma for several months. He died little more than a year later in his mother's home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y5GDvN9_OE"]SSgt Barry Sadler - "The Ballad of the Green Berets" (1966) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1989 - Keith 'Cowboy' Wiggins dies at age 29. American rapper, hip hop artist and original member and Emcee of the Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, an influential American hip-hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1978. In 2007, they became the first rap group ever to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It wasn’t called Emceeing back then , but Cowboy was the first to get on mic and do the crowd response. Keith Cowboy laid the foundation for the call & response tactics that we have seen almost every Emcee use since the 70s. Everytime you hear “throw your hands in the air” , “Say hoooo” etc. etc. you are listening to the creations of Cowboy. Also Cowboy has been credited with coining the term hip hop in 1978 while teasing a friend who had just joined the US Army, he joked with them saying “Hip-Hop-Hip-Hop" and “Hip Hip Hop bop bop ya don’t stop” in a way that mimicked the rhythmic cadence of marching soldiers, phrases which he brought into his crowd excitement act (so sadly died from a heart attack as result of his crack addiction just days before his 30th birthday) b. September 20th 1960.

in 1990 -
Jon Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Blaze Of Glory', a No.2 in the UK.

in 1991 -
Alex North/Isadore Soifer dies at age 80. American composer born in Chester, Pennsylvania, who wrote the first jazz-based film score "A Streetcar Named Desire" and one of the first modernist scores written in Hollywood "Viva Zapata!". Nominated for 14 Oscars but unsuccessful each time, Alex and Ennio Morricone are the only film composers to receive the Lifetime Achievement Academy Award. He was also nominated for a Grammy Award for his score for the 1976 television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man. He won the 1968 Golden Globe award for his music to The Shoes of the Fisherman. He composed the much covered "Unchained Melody" for the theme to the prison film Unchained in 1955. Other well known film scores include The Rainmaker-1956, Spartacus-1960, The Misfits-1961,The Children's Hour-1961, Cleopatra-1963, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?-1966, The Devil's Brigade-1968, and Dragonslayer-1981, just a few of many. His classical works include a Rhapsody for Piano, Trumpet obbligato and Orchestra.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekDscvvYOFg"]2001 - A Space Odyssey - Alex North title - YouTube[/ame]
in 1991 - Jo Budie, Dutch orch leader (KRO), dies.

in 1993 -
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love appeared on stage together at a show in Hollywood. They performed a song they wrote together 'Penny Royal Tea'.

in 1994 -
Edna Manilow, mother of singer Barry Manilow, dies at 70 of cancer.

in 1994 -
MTV awards feature newlyweds Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley.
in 1995 - R.E.M. kicked off an 18 date US tour at the Miami Arena, Miami Florida, with Radiohead as support band.

in 1997 - 29 years after the band first formed,
Led Zeppelin released 'Whole Lotta Love', their first ever single in the UK. The track recorded in 1969 and featured on the bands second album was issued to promote their re-issued back catalogue.

in 1997 -
Derek Taylor dies at age 67. UK journalist, author; publicist for The Beatles; he first met the band after reviewing their stage performance. Instead of the anticipated negative review of a rock-n-roll group, Derek gave their act the highest praises. Invited to become acquainted with the Beatles camp, he soon became a confidant, and gained his share of exclusives on them. As the Beatles gained national attention in Britain, Derek's editors conceived of a running column by a Beatle to boost circulation, under their byline but to be ghostwritten by Taylor. George Harrison was the member chosen. Initially given only the right to approve or disapprove of the content, Harrison's dissection of the first draft turned the column into an ongoing collaboration between him and Derek, with Harrison providing the stories and Derek giving them polish. Brian Epstein hired Derek away from his newspaper job, putting him in charge of Beatles press releases and playing media liaison to himself and the band. He also became Epstein's personal assistant. In 1964 Derek co-wrote A Cellarful of Noise, Epstein's autobiography, then departed, moving to California. In 1965 he started his own public relations company, managing the PR for bands like Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Byrds and The Beach Boys. He was a co-creator and producer of the historic Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. In 1968, he returned to England to work for the Beatles again, as the press officer for the newly created Apple Corps. As a VIP at Apple, he had a major role in the company's ups and downs, making or enforcing many crucial business and personal decisions, for the Beatles and Apple's staff, and witnessing many key moments in the latter days of both. In 1980, he collaborated again with George Harrison, helping to complete I Me Mine, Harrison's autobiography as he did with many other books about The Beatles. He worked at Apple until his death (cancer).

TODAY’S MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON . . .

in 1999 - Moondog/Louis Thomas Hardin dies at age 83. American composer, musician, cosmologist, poet, and inventor of several musical instruments. Born in Marysville and bought up in Wyoming, where he would sit on Chief Yellow Calf's lap and played the buffalo skin tomtom as a child. He played drums in Hurley High School in 1929 and there he lost his sight in his early teens when a dynamite cap exploded. He studied music and finished high school at the Iowa School for the Blind, where he studied counterpoint and harmony and learnt how to play the piano, pipe organ, violin and viola. After he graduated he studied privately with Burnet Tuthill at the Memphis Conservatory of Music. In 1933 he studied braille at the Missouri School for the Blind in St. Louis. Then, in 1943, he took a bus to New York City, which he made his beloved home for the next three decades. In 1947, after he wrote his earliest pieces and he announced that he was now "Moondog," and soon became a fixture in the city's cultural life. He got his musical inspiration from the sounds of New Your, the tube, the river, the boats, the traffic, the hussle and bussle. Moondog removed himself from society by making his home on the streets of New York for approximately twenty of the thirty years he spent in the city. Only in the final decades of Moondog's life did the public begin to appreciate the extent of this man's talents, mainly because of his stubborn refusal to wear anything other than his own home-made clothes, all based on his own interpretation of the Norse god Thor. He was known for much of his life as 'The Viking of 6th Avenue'. In a search for new sounds, he invented several musical instruments, including a small triangular-shaped harp known as the "Oo", another which he named the "Ooo-ya-tsu", and the "Trimba", a triangular percussion instrument. Moondog had an idealised view of Germany "The Holy Land with the Holy River", the Rhine, where he settled in 1974. A German student, Ilona Goebel helped him set up a primary holding company for his artistic endeavors and hosted him, first in Oer-Erkenschwick, and later on in Münster in Westphalia, Germany, where he spent the remainder of his life. Moondog visited America briefly in 1989, for a tribute in which Phillip Glass asked him to conduct the Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, at the New Music America Festival in Brooklyn, stimulating a renewed interest in his music. He recorded many albums, and toured in the U.S. France, Germany and Sweden. His work has influenced many musicians over the decades from Jimmy McGriff to Elvis Costello and among the covers, the UK pop group Prefab Sprout included the song "Moondog" on their album "Jordan: The Comeback" released in 1990 and Janis Joplin covered his song "All Is Loneliness" on the '67 album Big Brother and the Holding Company .
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7guHqujmrs"]Moondog - Viking 1 - YouTube[/ame]
in 1999 - Sean Puffy Combes and his bodyguard Paul Offered both pleaded guilty to harassment in a New York Court. The pair faced charges of assaulting record company executive Steve Stoute with a champagne bottle a chair and a telephone.

in 2002 - Iron Maiden singer
Bruce Dickinson started his new job as an airline pilot. The heavy metal singer qualified as a £35,000 - a year first officer with Gatwick based airline Astraeus who took holidaymakers to Portugal and Egypt.

in 2003 -
David Bowie performed the first interactive concert when his performance was beamed live into 21 cinemas from Warsaw to Edinburgh. Members of the audience talked to Bowie via microphones linked to ISDN lines and took requests for songs from fans.

in 2004 -
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant was guest of honour at the unveiling of a statue of 15th century rebel leader Owain Glyndwr at Pennal church, near Machynlleth in Wales. Plant, who owns a farmhouse in the area had donated money towards a bronze sculpture of the Welsh prince.

in 2004 - The Honorable
Oscar B. Goodman, Mayor of the City of Las Vegas proclaimed this day as Queen Day after the British group.

in 2005 -
A charity album featuring some of the biggest bands in the UK was thought to be the fastest ever produced. Coldplay, Radiohead, Kaiser Chiefs, Antony and the Johnsons, The Magic Numbers, The Coral, Bloc Party and Gorillaz were among those who recorded tracks for ‘Help: A Day in the Life.’ The whole 22-track album was made available for download from the War Child website the following day.

in 2005 -
Rod Stewart was ordered to pay a Las Vegas casino $2m (£1.1m) for missing a New Year concert in 2000. Stewart had said he was unable to play at the Rio hotel and casino because his voice disappeared after an operation to remove a cancerous thyroid tumour. The singer said his voice only recovered in time to begin a world tour in June in 2001 and he had since performed 150 shows.

in 2007 -
Foxy Brown was sent to jail for a year in New York for violating her probation terms after she travelled outside New York without the court's permission and had missed anger management classes. The rapper (real name Inga Marchand), was arrested for allegedly assaulting a neighbour and in October 2006 she was put on probation for allegedly assaulting two nail salon workers in August 2004.
in 2008 - Bheki Mseleku dies at age 53. South African-born British jazz musician; he was a saxophonist, pianist, composer, and arranger. His 1991 album, Celebration, which featured Courtney Pine among a number of British players as guests, was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize. After this he was taken up by the major Verve label for several albums. The first of these featured a number of American players including Joe Henderson, Abbey Lincoln and Elvin Jones. (diabetes).

in 2010 -
Hadley Caliman dies at age 78. American jazz tenor saxophonist After studying at the Jefferson High School in L.A. with trumpeter Art Farmer and fellow saxophonist Dexter Gordon, he went on to perform, record and tour with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Gerald Wilson, Carlos Santana, Dexter Gordon, Elvin Jones, Don Ellis, Flora Purim, Mongo Santamaria, Joe Pass, The Grateful Dead, Joe Henderson, Phoebe Snow, Bobby Hutcherson and many others. Hadley remained active on the jazz scene until late-August this year (2010), performing regularly in the Northwest in the busy music scene around his home in Seattle, in support of his recent releases 'Reunion' and 'Straight Ahead' (liver cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YvC8bk5ArQ"]Hadley Caliman - One of a kind - YouTube[/ame]
in 2010 - Jenny Alpha dies at age 100. Martinique-born French actress and singer, born in Fort de France, Martinique, and moved to Paris in 1929 to pursue a career in teaching but followed her passion for the theatre. As well as appearing in theatre, Jenny soon found herself performing as a successful singer, appearing alongside the likes of Duke Ellington and Joséphine Baker. During the war she played an active role in the French Resistance before meeting her husband Noël Villard, a prominent French poet. Late in life, in 2005, she appeared in the film Monsieur Étienne, and in 2008 aged 98, she recorded a final album, La sérénade du muguet. On January 1, 2009 she was granted the title of chevalier de la légion d'honneur by the French government.

in 2010 -
Rich Cronin dies at age 35. American singer and songwriter, raised in Kingston, Massachusetts, he attended Sacred Heart High School, class of 1993. He formed a pop group Kwadwo, before founding Lyte Funky Ones aka LFO the pop/rap group with Brian Gillis (replaced by Devin Lima), and Brad Fischetti in 1995. Their debut hit "Summer Girls", written by Rich in 1999, reached No.3 on Billboard's Hot 100 and No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Single Sales chart for six weeks. The single also went platinum in the US with sales of over 1,000,000 units. The members of LFO broke up in 2002 to pursue other projects. In 2007, Rich was a cast member for the VH1 Reality Show Mission: Man Band. The show also starred Chris Kirkpatrick of 'N Sync, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd. The four came together in Orlando, Florida recording with producer Brian Michael Cox, VH1 chronicled their month long endeavor in 8 episodes. In 2006 Rich formed a rap duo with Doug Ray called Loose Cannons, releasing one album "Life Goes On". They performed shows together until 2008. Also in 2008, Rich released his first solo album 'Billion Dollar Sound', and made an appearance on the Howard Stern Show in January 2009 (died from a stroke, related to acute myelogenous leukemia).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-x7mYDJ6Xk"]Rich Cronin - "Story Of My Life" - YouTube[/ame]
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in 1583 -
Girolamo Frescobaldi, composer is born.
in 1618 - Joan Cererols, composer is born.
in 1664 - Johann Christoph Pez, composer is born.
in 1687 - Jean-Baptiste Maurice Quinault, composer is born.
in 1752 - Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer is born.
in 1803 - Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer, dies at 32.
in 1832 - Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer, dies at 39.
in 1850 - Leopoldo Miguez, composer is born.
in 1865 - Edwin Lehare, composer is born.
in 1872 - Josef Stransky, composer is born.
in 1873 - Edward Burlingame Hill, composer is born.
in 1878 - Jacobo Ficher, composer, dies at 18.
in 1892 - Bruno Sturmer, composer is born.

in 1894 -
Arthur Freed/Arthur Grossman (US songwriter, musical film producer) is born.

in 1896
- Fritz Reuter, composer is born.
in 1899 - Louis Cheslock, composer is born.
in 1901 - James Blades (UK percussionist) is born.
in 1920 - Aldo Parisot (US cellist, teacher) is born.

TODAY’S MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON . . .

in 1921 - Andrzej Dobrowolski, composer is born.
The Polish composer and teacher, Andrzej Dobrowolski, studied during the war organ with Bronisław Rutkowski, clarinet with Ludwik Kurkiewicz and singing with Stefan Belina-Skupiewski at the Warsaw Conservatoire. From 1945 to 1951 he continued his studies with Stefania Łobaczewska (theory) and Artur Malawski (composition) at the State Higher School of Music in Cracow.


From 1947 to 1954 Andrzej Dobrowolski taught theory at the State Secondary Music School and at the State Higher School of Music (now Academy of Music) in Kraków (Cracow). Subsequently, from 1954 to 1976, he was associate professor of theory at the State Higher School of Music ((now Academy)) in Warsaw, where (from 1964) he also taught his own composition class. From 1976, after his state nomination to the academic title of professor, he was a lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz, where he taught classes in composition and electronic music. From 1979 he also held the post of dean at the Department of Composition, Theory and Conducting at that academy. He was general secretary of the Polish Composers' Union for many years.


Andrzej Dobrowolski was also engaged in the activity of the Experimental Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw as well as the Institut für Elektronische Musik at the Hochschule für Musik in Graz. In 1969 he was decorated with the Gold Cross of Merit. In 1971 he received the Minister of Culture and Arts Award, in 1972 - the Award of the Polish Composers' Union for all his artistic achievements, and in 1990 - the Johann Joseph Fux Music Award of the Government of Styria.


Andrzej Dobrowolski wrote a theoretical study entitled Metodyka nauczania harmonii w szkołach muzycznych II stopnia [Methodology of teaching harmony in secondary music schools] (PWM, Cracow 1967).


Andrzej Dobrowolski's early works such as the Trio (1956) show that he had fully absorbed the rhythmic style and harmonic language of neo-classical composers, and his Suita dziecięca (‘Children's Suite’, 1953) for piano duet uses superimposed bitonal triads and modal harmony as well as folk rhythms typical of the period. With the influx of avant-garde ideas into Poland after the cultural thaw of 1956, Dobrowolski rapidly developed an interest in serial theories, in block sonorities and in the spatial distribution of instruments; he explored these with logic and intellectual rigour, qualities he also demonstrated as a teacher and encouraged in his students. The titles of his works may seem rather stiff (for example, Music for Strings, Two Groups of Wind Instruments and Two Loudspeakers, 1967), but the anagrammatic title of the chamber work Krabogapa of 1969 (based on the players' initials) reveals a deep-rooted playfulness and humour. These attributes can best be seen in the entertaining Music for Three Accordions, Harmonica and Three Percussion, operating within a sound-world which, as in many of his compositions, owes much to his work in the electronic studio and to his admiration of Stockhausen's works from the electronic studio of WDR, Cologne. This interest in electronic and computer music continued throughout Dobrowolski's career (see below).


The predominant structural process in Dobrowolski's orchestral music of the 1960’s and 1970’s was that of abrupt juxtapositions of textural blocks of sustained homogenous sonority or agitated, brittle figurations (as in Music for Orchestra No.3, 1973). The outbursts of rapid, screaming wind, shimmering percussion and brutalistic clusters are qualities he shares with other Polish composers, but he is rarely as uninhibited as Serocki or as adventurous as Lutosławski. Rather, within his chosen gestural types, he was concerned to explore pitch collections and, within a highly schematized use of the 12 notes, he was fond of tight but expressive chromatic bundles and arabesques in the manner of a permutated B–A–C–H motif. Rather surprisingly, he was also fond of illuminating the triadic possibilities inherent in his system. The passacaglia became a favourite form for Dobrowolski and his Music for Orchestra No.5 (1979) amply demonstrates his mature handling of pitch organization and form. His later works became more personal and inwardly expressive, as in the Music for Orchestra and Oboe Solo (1985), a dark and urgent work in which the earlier abstract use of sound has given way to something more profound and dramatic.


When in 1958 one of the world’s first studios of music for tape - the Experimental Studio of the Polish Radio - was founded in Warsaw, Andrzej Dobrowolski was one of its first users. Together with Włodzimierz Kotoński, Zbigniew Wiszniewski and Bogusław Schaeffer, he played a key role in the history of Polish music for tape, determining the directions in which it developed until the 1970’s. Andrzej Dobrowolski’s first work in which he applied the new electro-acoustic technology was Music for Tape No. 1 recorded in the Experimental Studio of the Polish Radio in 1962. The input sound material was derived from a variety of sources, which was a new idea, as the earlier pieces from the Warsaw Studio had been based on homogeneous sound material. Dobrowolski used polytones from generators, piano chords, voices and the sounds of the piano resonating box into which individual vowels were exclaimed. Despite such heterogeneous sources, Music for Tape No. 1 is characterised by a unity and integrity of sound, which is distinctly “electronic” in character. This is due to the identical structuring processes to which the composer submitted all the sounds collected on the tape. The publication of the score of this piece by PWM Edition was an extraordinary event: works for tape usually exist only as a unique studio recording and are virtually never published as a score. Music for Tape No. 1 was performed, or rather - played back - twice at the Warsaw Autumn Festival (in 1962 and 1963). Virtually each subsequent electronic piece by Andrzej Dobrowolski was later presented at that festival, almost invariably becoming a major event in the programme. In 1966, Music for Magnetic Tape and Solo Oboe inaugurated a series of pieces which combined a “live” performer with music from loudspeakers. This work was followed by Music for Strings, Two Groups of Wind Instruments and Two Loudspeakers (1967), Music for Tape and Piano (1971), Music for Tape and Double-Bass (1977), Music for Tape and Bass Clarinet (1980). S for S, Electronic Music from 1973 was purely electronic; finally, in 1988, Dobrowolski wrote Passacaglia für TX in which the almost 70-year-old composer applied computers.


Electro-acoustic works were by no means the dominant of artistic expression for Andrzej Dobrowolski. Throughout his life, he made use of various musical genres, but even in the field of purely symphonic music one can hear in his works “electronic” sound which he created by breaking the conventions related to the traditional sound structure of the orchestra.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGkl2lC5qy4"]Andrzej Dobrowolski ~ Music for Solo Tuba ~ Part 1 - YouTube[/ame]
in 1922 - Hoyt Curtin (US composer, music producer; Hanna-Barbera animation studio) is born.

in 1926 -
Jake Carey, US RandB-singer (Flamingos-I Know Better) is born.

in 1927 -
Elvin Ray Jones (American jazz drummer; John Coltrane/freelance/own bands) is born.

in 1928 -
Julian E "Cannonball" Adderley, US, jazz musician (Black Messiah) is born
in 1929 - Claude Nougaro (French singer-songwriter) is born.
in 1930 - Paolo Castaldi, composer is born.
in 1936 - Augustinius Franz Kropfreiter, composer is born.
in 1940 - Joe Negroni (US baritone vocalist; Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers) is born.
in 1941 - Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, composer is born.

in 1941 -
Otis Redding, Dawson Ga, rock bassist (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay) is born.

in 1942 -
Danny Kalb (US guitarist; Blues Project/Danny Kalb Trio) is born.
in 1942 - Inez Foxx, Greensboro NC, rocker (Mockingbird, Hi Diddle Diddle) is born.
in 1942 - Luther Simmons Jr (soul, R&B, gospel singer; Main Ingredient) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXGa__ECvnM"]Everybody Plays The Fool - The Main Ingredient (1972) - YouTube[/ame]


in 1943 - George Roger Waters, keyboardist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall) is born.
in 1945 - Dee Dee Sharpe, [Dione Larue], US singer (I Love You Anyway) is born.
in 1946 - Billy Preston, Tx, singer/pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show) is born.

in 1946 -
Bruce Palmer (Canadian bassist; Buffalo Springfield/Neil Young's Trans Band) is born.

in 1946 -
David Gavin (drums, percussion;Heads Hands & Feet/Vinegar Joe/Freelance) is born.

in 1946 -
Doug Ingle, Omaha Nebraska, rock vocalist/keyboards (Iron Butterfly) is born.

in 1946 -
Pete Gavin, rocker is born.
in 1946 - Trevor Oakes (UK guitar; Showaddywaddy) is born.
in 1947 - David Rosenboom, composer is born.

in 1947 -
Freddy Weller (US guitarist, country singer; Paul Revere and the Raiders/solo) is born.

in 1947 -
Lol Creme, [Lawrence Creme], England, rock vocalist/guitarist (10cc) is born.

in 1947 -
Morris Pert (Scottish composer, percussionist; freelance/world sessionist) is born.

in 1948 -
Miss Pamela/Pamela Des Barres nee Miller (US rock'n'roll groupie, singer, writer; The GTOs) is born.

in 1950 -
John McFee (US guitarist; Clover/Elvis Costello/Doobie Brothers) is born.
in 1951 - Corry Konings, Dutch singer is born1951 - Cecil Gray, composer, dies at 56
in 1951 - Tom Wopat (American actor and singer) is born.

in 1952 -
Dave A. Stewart (UK guitarist, songwriter, producer; Eurythmics/Longdancer/solo/guest) is born.

in 1952 -
Manuel Göttsching (German Kosmische guitarist, singer; Ash Ra Tempel/solo) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUiA0UOKIlc"]Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4 Part 1 of 6 - YouTube[/ame]
in 1954 - Elvis played at the opening of the Lamar-Airways Shopping Center in Memphis Tennessee. Johnny Cash was in the audience and after the show met Elvis for the first time.

in 1956 -
Elvis Presley made his first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan show', performing 'Don't Be Cruel', 'Love Me Tender' and 'Ready Teddy' from the CBS TV Studios in Los Angeles.

in 1957 -
Ettore Pozzoli, composer, dies at 841954 - Alfred Gradstein, composer, dies at 49.

in 1957 -
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (French classical pianist) is born.
in 1958 - Lita Ford, London England, vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways) is born
in 1959 - Eric Serra (French bass player, film music composer) is born.
in 1959 - Max d' Ollone, composer, dies at 84.
in 1960 - Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer, dies at 75.
in 1962 - Mark Linkous (US multi-musician, singer, songwriter; Sparklehorse) is born.

in 1963 -
The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She Loves You.' 'Please Please Me' was at No.1 on the UK album chart.

in 1964 -
Charles O'Neill, composer, dies at 82
in 1965 - Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer, dies at 90

in 1965 -
The Rolling Stones were at No.1 in the UK with ('I Can't Get No) Satisfaction', giving the band their 4th UK No.1 single.

in 1965 - US newspaper
The Hollywood reporter ran the following advertisement; 'Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys. The Monkees were born.

in 1966 -
Antonio Massana, composer, dies at 761971 - John Lennon releases "Imagine" album.

in 1966 -
Gregory Kane (Scottish singer, pianist, saxophonist, guitarist; Hue and Cry/The Big Dish/sessions) is born.

in 1966 -
John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition

in 1967 -
Chris Caffery (US guitarist, singer; Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra) is born.

in 1967 -
The Doors appeared at the Village Theater in New York City. (Later known as The Fillmore East).

in 1968 - Working at Abbey Road studios
The Beatles recorded ‘Helter Skelter’. John Lennon played bass and honked on a saxophone, roadie Mal Evans tried his best at playing trumpet. Paul McCartney recorded his lead vocal and George Harrison ran about the studio holding a flaming ashtray above his head.

in 1969 -
Liam "Skin" Tyson (UK guitarist, Cast) is born.

in 1971 - During a North American tour
Led Zeppelin appeared at Hampton Roads Coliseum in Hampton.

in 1972 -
Jim Croce started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'You Don't Mess Around With Jim.'

in 1972 -
Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now', the group's third UK No.1. Taken from their album 'Slayed?'

in 1974 -
Ana Carolina (Brazilian singer, composer, musician) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqDKX2JFMm8"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/ame]
in 1974 - Divine Brown (Canadian singer, theatre performer) is born.

in 1974 -
Marcos Curiel (US guitarist, songwriter; P.O.D/Accident Experiment/Daylight Division) is born.

in 1974 -
Mathias Färm (Swedish guitarist, singer; Millencolin/Franky Lee) is born.
in 1974 - Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 55
in 1975 - Michael Bublé (Canadian/Italian pop jazz singer) is born.

in 1976 -
Joey Newman (US film-TV composer, orchestrator, arranger, conductor) is born.

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in 1976 -
Kristoffer Rygg/Garm/Trickster G/God Head (Norwegian singer, keyboards; Ulver/Borknagar) is born.

in 1977 -
Chae Jung An (South Korean actress and singer) is born.

in 1977 -
David Bowie appeared on Marc Bolan’s ITV show, Marc, singing ‘Heroes’ as well as a duet with Bolan, ‘Standing Next To You’, which is prematurely terminated when Bolan fell from the stage, much to Bowie’s amusement. After the show the pair recorded demos together which were never finished because Bolan is killed in a car crash a week later.

in 1977 -
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention appeared at the SDSU Open Air Theatre, San Diego, California.

in 1977 -
Soulja Slim/James Tapp Jr (US rapper; Master P's No Limit/solo) is born.

in 1978 -
A Taste Of Honey started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Boogie Oogie Oogie', it made No.3 in the UK.

in 1978 -
Boney M scored their first UK No.1 album when 'Night Flight To Venus' started a four-week run at the top of the charts.

in 1978 -
Frank Zappa, The Tubes, Peter Gabriel, The Boomtown Rats, Rockpile and Wilko Johnson's Solid Senders all appeared at Knebworth Park, England tickets cost £5.50 in advance or £6.00 on the day.

in 1978 -
U2 appeared at Top Hat Ballroom, Dublin, Ireland.
in 1979 - Nikki DeLoach (US actress, singer; Innosense) is born.

in 1979 -
Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 731979 - Sid Bernstein offers $« billion for a Beatle reunion

in 1979 -
Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) married Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque.

in 1980 -
Jani Liimatainen (Finish power guitarist; Altaria/Sonata Arctica/Graveyard Shift) is born.

in 1980 - The
Allman Brothers Band kicked of a UK tour at Manchester's Apollo Theatre.

in 1981 -
Helen Humes dies at age 68. American jazz and blues singer born in Louisville, Kentucky; she was spotted by the guitarist Sylvester Weaver and made her first recordings in 1927, her young voice consorting oddly with bizarre material like "Garlic Blues". She moved to New York City in 1937 and became a recording vocalist with Harry James' big band. Her swing recordings with James included "Jubilee", "I Can Dream Can't I", "It's The Dreamer In Me", and "Song of the Wanderer". Helen joined the Count Basie Orchestra in 1938, replacing Billie Holliday as lead female vocalist. Her vocals with Basie's band included "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" and "Moonlight Serenade". During the 1940s and 1950s, she became a solo performer and worked with different bands and other vocalists including Nat King Cole. In 1950 she recorded Benny Carter's "Rock Me to Sleep". She managed to bridge the gap between big band jazz swing and rhythm and blues and appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1960. She moved to Hawaii and then to Australia in 1964, returning to the US in 1967 to take care of her ailing mother. She was out of the music industry for several years but made a full comeback in 1973 at the Newport Jazz Festival, and stayed busy up until her death, performing all over Europe, including at the prestigious Nice Jazz Festival in the mid-70s. Helen received the Music Industry of France Award in 1973, and the key to the city of Louisville in 1975 (cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psP_6qn360o"]Count Basie & Helen Humes - I Cried for You - YouTube[/ame]
in 1982 - Ai Otsuka (Japanese singer, pianist, songwriter) is born.
in 1983 - Katy Steele (Australian guitarist, singer, songwriter; Little Birdy) is born.
in 1984 - Walter Kaufmann, composer, dies at 77.

in 1989 - Italian based
Black Box started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ride On Time'. The track sampled the uncredited use of Loleatta Holloway's song 'Love Sensation', who objected resulting in a settlement that paid the singer an undisclosed sum. New pressings had M People singer Heather Small singing the vocals. Biggest selling single of 1989.

in 1989 -
New Kids On The Block scored their second US No.1 single with 'Hangin' Tough', a No.1 in the UK in 1990. The group also went to No.1 on the US album chart on this day with 'Hangin Tough'.

in 1989 - Sonic Youth supported by Nirvana appeared at the Cabaret Metro, Chicago.

In 1992 - Damian McGinty (Irish Singer) is born.

in 1992 - Nirvana's Chris Novoselic knocked himself unconscious during the MTV music and video awards after being hit on the head with his guitar after throwing it 'up in the air'.


in 1993 -
Helen O'Connell dies at age 73. American singer, actress, and dancer, born in Lima, Ohio; she joined the Jimmy Dorsey band in 1939 and achieved her best selling records in the early 1940s with "Green Eyes", "Amapola," "Tangerine" and "Yours". She was selected by Down Beat readers as best female singer in 1940 and 1941 and won the 1940 Metronome magazine poll for best female vocalist. Helen retired from show business in 1943 until 1951, achieving some chart success and appearances on television. She was one of the first "girls" on NBC's The Today Show, and at one point had her own NBC program, Here's Hollywood. Helen sang duets with Bing Crosby, Johnny Mercer, and Dean Martin. Her 1942 recording of Brazil with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra was a 2009 addition to the Grammy Hall of Fame (cancer)

in 1995 -
Coolio featuring L.V. scored his first US No.1 single with 'Gangsta's Paradise'. The song sampled the chorus of the 1976 Stevie Wonder song 'Pastime Paradise' and featured in the 1995 movie Dangerous Minds (starring Michelle Pfeiffer). Coolio was awarded a Grammy Award for the song.

in 1995 -
Ida Carroll, musician, dies at 89.

in 1996 -
William Smith "Bill" Monroe dies at age 84. American musician, The Father of Bluegrass, who helped develop the style of music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys". Born in Rosine, Kentucky, his performing career spanned 60 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. Bill tended to recruit promising young musicians who served an apprenticeship with him before becoming accomplished artists in their own right, including singer/guitarists Clyde Moody, Lester Flatt, Jack Cook, Mac Wiseman, Jimmy Martin, Carter Stanley, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, Roland White, Roland Dunn and Doug Green; banjo players Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, Sonny Osborne, and Bill Keith; and fiddlers Tommy Magness, Chubby Wise, Vassar Clements, Byron Berline, Kenny Baker, Bobby Hicks, Gordon Terry, and Glen Duncan. Bill was made an honorary Kentucky colonel in 1966. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as an "early influence") in 1997. As the "father of bluegrass," he was also an inaugural inductee into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor in 1991. In 1993, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and he was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1995. He kept up with a hectic working schedule well into the 90s. (Bill suffered a stroke in April 1996, ending his touring and playing career, he died 5 months later)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffhqOy_A8KM"]Bill Monroe - Blue Moon Of Kentucky - YouTube[/ame]
in 1996 - William Smith Monroe, bluegrass musician, vocalist (created bluegrass music), dies at 84.

in 1998 -
Lucio Battisti dies at age 55. Italian singer-songwriter; he is considered to be one of the most influential musicians and authors in Italian pop/rock music history. He wrote many, many, songs for other artists such as "Il Paradiso", become a No.1 hit in the UK for Amen Corner as "If Paradise Is Half as Nice", and The Hollies recorded a Lucio's song "Non prego per me" in Italian. From 1969 to 1994 he released 18 albums. His first great hit was "Acqua azzurra, acqua chiara", in 1969, which won the Festivalbar. That same year, he released his self-titled debut album. A significant part of his work was translated into Spanish and one album Images in 1977 was translated into English. He found he was becoming extremley stage shy and in 1976 announced he would only be heard through his studio albums, completely disappearing from the public scene. He recorded his last album "Hegel" in 1994 (cancer)

in 1999 -
Fatboy Slim scored a hat trick at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York when he won best direction, breakthrough and choreography awards.

in 2001 -
Aaliyah went to No.1 on the US album chart with her self-titled album.

in 2001 - Bob The Builder scored his second UK No.1 single with his version of the Lou Bega No.1 hit 'Mambo No. 5.'


in 2001 -
Jamiroquai started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'A Funk Odyssey'.

in 2004 -
Ernie Ball dies at age 74. American entrepreneur, musician, and innovator, widely acclaimed as a revolutionary in the development of guitar-related products. He began playing professionally in South Central Los Angeles beer bars. By age 19 he joined the Tommy Duncan Band playing pedal steel guitar. He went on to become a local television musician and small business entrepreneur, eventually building an international business in guitars and accessories that would gross US$40 million a year. He also developed the guitar strings called ‘Slinkys’ specifically designed for rock and roll electric guitar. (died after a long illness)

in 2005 - An international conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of
Bruce Springsteen was held at Monmouth University, New Jersey. The festivities included various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry. More than 150 papers were presented to the course including Springsteen and American Folklore, Springsteen and Dylan's American Dreamscapes, Springsteen's Musical Legacy, Born to Run at 30-Years-Old, Springsteen and New Jersey and the Boss and the Bible.

in 2005 - Liverpool City Council confirmed it was to demolish
Ringo Starr's birthplace because it had "no historical significance." The house in Dingle, was one of 460 properties to be demolished for a regeneration project. The council said Madryn Street had no significance because Ringo had spent only three months of his life there.

in 2005 -
Terry Howard a studio engineer who had been accused of stealing recordings belonging to late soul singer Ray Charles was cleared of all charges in a Los Angeles court. Howard who had worked for Charles for 20 years had been arrested in February after dozens of recordings belonging to Ray Charles Enterprises were seized from his home.

in 2005 -
U2 played the first of six nights at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada during their Vertigo world tour.

in 2006 -
50 Cent was stopped by police for alleged unsafe driving in New York and received citations for an unsafe lane change, driving with an expired permit, driving without insurance and driving without vehicle registration. A crowd gathered, taking photos, cheering the superstar and jeering the police after he was pulled over in his silver open-topped Lamborghini.

in 2006 -
Danity Kane went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album. The girl group was formed on the third installment of the US TV show Making the Band series.

in 2006 -
Richard S. Burmer dies at age 59. American composer, engineer, sound designer and musician. His work with electronic music combined with musical styles and instruments from around the world he had formed his own unique and distinct sound. Born in Owosso, Michigan, as a youth, he was introduced to the music of India, the Middle East, contemporary orchestral composers, and electronic music. Influences also came from The Moody Blues, King Crimson, and Pink Floyd. After spending time in college studying music theory and composition, Richard moved to Los Angeles where he became a sound designer for E-mu Systems in Santa Cruz and engineer/synth programmer for EFX systems in Burbank. He worked with the likes of Eleanor Academia, Kevin Braheny, Paul Delph, Bob Gaudio, Dan Hill, Michael Hoppe, Diana Hubbard, Hank Medress, Steve Roach, Jimmie Spheeris, Don Swanson and Tim Wheater among others and many of his compositions are featured on his solo albums "Mosaic", "Bhakti Point", "On the Third Extreme", "Invention" and "Treasures in the Blood of Saints". One of his contributions to American Gramaphone's/Chip Davis' "Day Parts" series became one of his most sought after tracks, "Across the View." A 2007 Hearts of Space radio show episode entitled "Across the View" was dedicated to his memory (heart disease)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhTD_l2Q4QQ"]Richard Burmer - Waking the Icons - On The Third Extreme - YouTube[/ame]
in 2007 - Hard-Fi went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Once Upon A Time In The West' the bands second UK No.1.

in 2007 -
Hughie Thomasson dies at age 55. American guitarist and singer best known for his work with Southern rock band The Outlaws, which he founded in '67. He wrote most of the songs for the Outlaws, including "Hurry Sundown", "There Goes Another Love Song," and "Green Grass and High Tides". After They disbanded he joined Lynyrd Skynyrd as a third guitarist from 1996 until 2005, when he left to reform The Outlaws. Hughie contributed to writing of many of Lynyrd Skynyrd's songs on their 2009 album God & Guns, including the single "Still Unbroken." (heart attack)

in 2008 - A man was charged with assault after an attack on Oasis guitarist
Noel Gallagher during the band's set at the V Festival in Canada. Gallagher was admitted to hospital after a man ran on stage and pushed him over while he played guitar. Toronto police said Daniel Sullivan, 47, had been charged over the incident. A band statement said the guitarist "fell heavily on to his monitor speakers".

in 2008 -
Elbow won the Mercury Music Prize for their album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.

in 2008 -
Richard "Popcorn" Wylie dies at age 69. American pianist, producer, band director, songwriter. Worked on Motown's early '60 hits as sessionist and as Popcorn & the Mohawks with James Jamerson. Had his own record labels Pameline and Soulhawk. He wrote and produced dozens of hits in his long career (died after suffering 5 years from congestive heart problems).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM0QwTD8-z8"]Richard "Popcorn" Wylie - Rosemary What Happened - YouTube[/ame]
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