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Old November 17th, 2010, 04:40 AM   #571

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17 November

On 2009 we posted:
in 1925, Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras was born in Schenectady NY
in 1959, Brazilian composer, pianist and conductor Heitor Villa-Lobos, died at the age of 72 in Rio de Janeiro


Avon added:
Eduard Tubin, the Estonian composer whose father once swapped a cow for a piano, died in 1982.

To which we add:
in 1648 - Thomas Ford composer, dies
in 1770 - Gian Francesco de Majo composer, dies at 38
in 1771 - Jonathan Huntington composer is born
in 1787 - Michele Carafa composer is born
in 1808 - Alberich Zwyssig composer is born

in 1826 - Louise Reichardt composer, dies at 47
in 1839 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di," premieres in Milan

in 1837 - Willem Coenen composer is born
in 1842 - Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)

in 1856 - William Knyvett composer, dies at 77
in 1859 - Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup composer is born
in 1862 - Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky composer, dies at 63
in 1866 - Opera "Mignon" is produced (Paris)

in 1891 - Guido Pannain composer is born
in 1892 - Max Deutsch composer is born
in 1901 - Max Zehnder composer is born
in 1901 - Raymond Chevreuille Belgian composer is born
in 1903 - Joseph Kaminski composer is born

in 1904 - Jack Owens (L. F. Nelson) (US blues singer and guitarist) is born
in 1919 - Hershy Kay Philadelphia Penn, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn) is born
in 1920 - Camillo Felgen (Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, DJ, TV presenter) is born
in 1925 - Sir Alan Charles Maclaurin Mackerras, AC, CH, CBE (Australian conductor) is born
in 1925 - Charles Mackerras (Australian-born conductor) is born
in 1927 - Robert Drasnin (US clarinet player, composer) is born

in 1930 - David Werner Amram Philadelphia Pa, composer (Splendor in the Grass) is born
in 1931 - Georgi Atanasov composer, dies at 50
in 1937 - Peter Cook (UK comedian, TV music show 'Revolver') is born
in 1937 - Gerry McGee (Gerald James McGee) (lead guitar; The Ventures) is born
in 1938 - Gordon Lightfoot (Canadian singer, songwriter, piano, guitar) is born
in 1938 - Alvaro Leon Cassuto composer is born
in 1940 - Luke Kelly (Irish folk singer, banjo player; Dubliners) is born

in 1941 - Gene Clark LA Calif, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds) is born
in 1942 - Bob Gaudio (US singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer; Four Seasons) is born
in 1942 - Martin Scorsese (US film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian) is born

in 1942 - Bob Gaudio Bronx NY, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry) is born
in 1943 - Paul Charles Rene Landormy composer, dies at 74
in 1944 - Gene Clark (US singer, guitar,songwriter; Byrds/New Christy Minstrels) is born
in 1946 - Martin Barre (UK lead guitarist; Jethro Tull) is born
in 1947 - Rod Clements (UK guitar, keyboards, vocals; Lindisfarne) is born
in 1947 - Robert "Stewkey" Antoni (US lead vocals, keyboards; Utopia/The Nazz) is born
in 1948 - Iain Sutherland (Scottish vocals, guitar, keyboards; Sutherland Bros And Quiver/freelance) is born
in 1948 - East Bay Ray (Raymond John Pepperell) (US guitarist; Dead Kennedys) is born
in 1951 - Dean Paul Martin Jr (US singer, tennis player, actor, military pilot, son of Dean Martin) is born

in 1953 - Jilly Johnson England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde) is born
in 1955 - James Price Johnson composer, dies at 64

in 1955 - James "Jimmy" Johnson dies at age 61.American jazz pianist and composer, maybe the most important pioneers of the stride style of jazz piano playing. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in the teens, he gained a reputation as one of the premier ragtime pianists on the East coast, he became in demand as a recording artist, and made dozens of superb player piano roll recordings for Aeolian, Perfection, Artempo, Rythmodik, and QRS during the period from 1917 - 1927. As his piano style continued to evolve, his 1921 phonograph recordings of "Harlem Strut", "Carolina Shout", and "Keep off the Grass" were among the first jazz piano solos to be put onto records. His piano style later was to become a model for the early Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, and Thelonious Monk. Besides being a jazz piano pioneer, and a most spontaneously inventive performer, Jimmy composed many hit tunes in his work for the musical theatre: "Charleston" which became one of the most popular songs and the definitive dance number/theme tune of the Roaring Twenties. Others are "If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)", "You've Got to Be Modernistic", "Don't Cry, Baby", "Keep off the Grass", "Old Fashioned Love", "A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid", "Carolina Shout", and "Snowy Morning Blues". He permanently retired from performing after suffering a severe, paralyzing stroke in 1951. Jimmy was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame-1970, Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame-1973, Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame-1980, and the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame-2007. In spite of the fact that Jimmy can arguably be considered to have been the first jazz pianist, the composer of the signature tune of the Roaring Twenties, as well as other enduring tunes, he remains largely unknown to the general public

in 1956 - Peter Cox (UK vocalist, guitar, keyboards; Go West) is born
in 1956 - Johnny Sombrotto (US guitarist) is born
in 1957 - Jim Babjak (US lead guitarist; The Smithereens) is born
in 1959 - Harry Rushakoff (US drummer; Concrete Blonde/Ministry) is born


in 1959 - Heitor Villa-Lobos (dies at age 72.Brazilian composer born in Rio de Janeiro; he is described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music". Villa-Lobos has become the best-known and most significant Latin American composer to date. He wrote numerous orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His music was influenced by both Brazilian folk music and by stylistic elements from the European classical tradition, as exemplified by his Bachianas brasileiras / "Brazilian Bach-pieces"

in 1960 – RuPaul (RuPaul Andre Charles) (US singer/super model/male drag queen) is born
in 1961 - Sean Carasov (British-born American music industry figure) is born
in 1962 - Dédé Fortin (André Fortin) (Canadian singer, guitarist; Les Colocs) is born
in 1963 - Randy Black (Canadian drummer; Annihilator) is born
in 1965 - Amanda Brown (Australian musician, composer; The Go-Betweens) is born
in 1965 - Rob Kokarinen (Finnish rock singer; Plus Ultra) is born
in 1966 - Jeff Buckley (US singer-songwriter, guitar; Gods & Monsters/Shinehead/Solo) is born
in 1966 - Kate Ceberano (Australian singer) is born
in 1966 - Richard Fortus (US guitarist; Guns N' Roses/Love Spit Love) is born
in 1967 - Harry Rushakoff (US keyboardist; Blues Traveler) is born
in 1967 - Ronnie Devoe Boston, vocals (New Edition, Bell Div Devoe-Candy Girl) is born

in 1967 - Beatles Ltd and Apple Music Ltd swap names
in 1970 - Mark Gillespie (English singer, songwriter). not to be confused with Scottish Mark Gillespie is born
in 1970 - Paul Allender (British singer; Cradle of Filth) is born

in 1972 - Kimya Dawson (US singer-songwriter) is born
in 1973 - Andreas Hedlund (Vintersorg/Mr.V) (Swedish vocalist, musician, producer) is born
in 1975 - Lord Infamous (Ricky Dunigan) (US rapper; Three 6 Mafia) is born

in 1976 - Victor Alessandro composer, dies at 60

in 1979 - John Glascock dies at age 28. English bass player and electric guitarist with The Juniors, Head Medicine, The Gods, Toe Fat, Chicken Shack, Carmen, his last band being Jethro Tull. He played on the Jethro Tull albums Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!, Songs from the Wood, Heavy Horses, Live - Bursting Out, and Stormwatch (congenital heart defect)

in 1980 - Clarke Isaac Hanson (US guitarist; Hanson) is born

in 1980 - John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK
in 1981 - Sarah Harding (UK singer; Girls Aloud) is born


in 1981 - Bob Eberly dies at age 65. American big band singer and the brother of another well-known big-band singer, Ray Eberle. He is known for singing with Jimmy Dorsey's band and is most well-known for singing "Green Eyes"
in 1982 - Lucy Durack (Australian singer) is born

in 1982 - Eduard Tubin composer, dies at 77

in 1982 - Eduard Tubin dies at age 77.Estonian composer, born in Torila, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire, now Estonia. After the Soviet Union invaded Estonia in 1944, he fled to Stockholm, where he remained for the rest of his life. It was here where he wrote some of his greatest works, including much music for the choirs and symphonies 6-10. Towards the end of his life, he slowly began to gain recognition, particularly after the conductor Neeme Järvi, also an Estonian, moved to the USA in 1980. In the last year of his life his Tenth Symphony was performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and he received several awards from Swedish music organisations

in 1984 - Jan Novak composer, dies at 63
in 1987 - Kat DeLuna (US singer) is born


in 1987 - Irene Wicker (The Singing Lady) dies at age 80. US singer and actress; The Kellogg Company sponsored "The Singing Lady," beginning in 1931. The show was billed as the nation's first radio network program for children. The show itself was always hosted by Irene Wicker, who was known for her melodic and soothing voice

in 1989 - Emerson Buckley composer, dies at 73

in 1995 - Alan Hull dies at age 50. English lead singer, songwriter and founding member of the Tyneside folk rock band, Lindisfarne, he also played rhythm guitar and keyboards. He was hailed as the most innovative songwriter since Bob Dylan. His most famous songs include "Lady Eleanor", "Fog on the Tyne", and "Run for Home"

in 1995 - Alan Hull singer/composer, dies at 50

in 2001 - Michael Karoli dies at age 53. German guitarist, violinist and composer, born and grew up in Straubing, Bavaria. He was a founding member of the influential krautrock band Can. His main role was that of the guitarist, later also providing vocals. He was a constant member of the band, playing with it between 1968 and its break-up in 1979. They had singles such as "Spoon" and "I Want More" and albums including Tago Mago in 1971 and 1972's Ege Bamyasi. He also joined the band for its two reunions, in 1986 and 1991

in 2003 - Arthur Conley dies at age 57.American horn player, vocalist, songwriter; born in McIntosh County, Georgia and grew up in Atlanta. He first recorded in 1959 as the lead singer of Arthur & the Corvets. With this group, he released three singles in 1963 and 1964, "Poor Girl", "I Believe", and "Flossie Mae". He launched a solo career, and is well known for his 1967 hit, "Sweet Soul Music". It shot to the number two spot on both the pop and R&B charts, earning Conley the number eleven male artist ranking for 1967. The song paid homage to other soul singers like Lou Rawls, Wilson Pickett and James Brown. He e relocated to England in 1975, and spent several years in Belgium, after which he settled in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in spring 1977, where he promoted new music

in 2003 - Don Gibson dies at age 75.American songwriter and country musician. A Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Gibson penned and recorded such country standards as "Oh Lonesome Me", "Blue Blue Day", "Sweet Dreams" and "I Can't Stop Loving You" and enjoyed a string of country hits from 1957 into the early 1970's. He was nicknamed "The Sad Poet," because he frequently wrote songs that told of loneliness and lost love. was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973, and in 2001, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

in 2006 - Flo Sandon dies at age 82.Italian singer born in Vicenza, her musical career began in 1944 when she debuted in a Red Cross charity show and went on to be popular in the post-WWII years. She won the Sanremo Music Festival in 1953 with the song "Viale d'autunno". Other hits from her repertoire include "Vorrei volare", "Kiss Me", "I Love Paris", "Passa il tempo", "Concerto d'autunno", "Verde luna", "Domani", "Que sera sera" and "Bevi con me"

in 2006 - Ruth Brown (Ruth Weston) dies at age 78.American blues singer born in Portsmouth, Virginia; known as "Queen Mother of the Blues", you can hear her influence in everyone from Little Richard to Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and in today's divas like Christina Aguilera. She had a series of hit songs for fledgling Atlantic Records in the 1950s, such as "So Long", "Teardrops from My Eyes" and "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean". For these contributions, Atlantic became known as "The house that Ruth built". She used her influence to press for musicians' rights regarding royalties and contracts, which led to the founding of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Her performances in the Broadway musical Black and Blue earned Ruth a Tony Award, and the original soundtrack won a Grammy Award

in 2007 - Hy Lit (Hyman Litsky) dies at age 73.American radio disc jockey; Philadelphia-area DJ since the 1950s, with WIBG-AM, WDAS-AM/FM, WKBS-TV, WSNI/WPGR. He also hosted the nationally syndicated "Hy Lit Show," from WKBS-TV in Philadelphia which aired in more than 30 markets nationwide
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18 November - page 1 of 2

On 2009 we posted:
in 1736 - German composer Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, son of Johann Friedrich Fasch, was born in Zerbst
in 1786 - German composer Carl Maria Von Weber was born in Eutin, Holstein
in 1836 - British playwright Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, who wrote libretti for the operettas of Sir Arthur Sullivan, was born in London.
in 1860 Polish statesman, first premier of Poland, pianist and composer Ignace Jan Paderewski was born in Kurylowka, Podolia
in 1899, Hungarian-born American conductor Eugene Ormandy was born in Budapest

Avon added:
Eduard Tubin the Estonian composer whose father once swapped a cow for a piano, died in 1982.
Diddyriddick added:
in 1956 - Fats Domino appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and performed his hit “Blueberry Hill.”
in 1990 -Paul McCartney’s birth certificate sold for $18,000 in an auction.
in 1995 -The Rolling Stones become the first act to broadcast a concert on the Internet.


To which is added:
in 1678 - Giovanni Maria Bononcini composer, dies at 36
in 1680 - Jean-Baptiste Loeillet composer is born
in 1736 - Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch composer is born
in 1742 - Felix Maximo Lopez composer is born
in 1772 - Louis Ferdinand Prince of Prussia Christian composer is born

in 1771 - Giuseppe de Majo composer, dies at 73
in 1781 - Felice Blangini composer is born
in 1786 - Henry Rowley Bishop British composer/conductor is born
in 1786 - Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst "von" Weber German composer (Freisch
tz) is born
in 1808 - Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart composer is born
in 1822 - George Knowil Jackson composer, dies at 65
in 1822 - Anton Teyber composer, dies at 66
in 1836 - William Schwenck Gilbert London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan) is born

in 1841 - Georg Chistoph Grosheim composer, dies at 77
in 1852 - Anton Bernhard Furstenau composer, dies at 60
in 1860 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski composer/1st premier of Poland (1919-20) is born
in 1871 - Amadeo Vives composer is born
in 1874 - Riccardo Martin composer is born

in 1882 - Amelita Galli-Curci (Italian operatic coloratura soprano) is born
in 1887 - Heinrich Panofka German violist/composer, dies at 80
in 1887 - Eduard Marxsen composer, dies at 81
in 1895 - Ernst Levy composer is born
in 1897 - Jules Buffano St Louis Mo, pianist (Jimmy Durante Show) is born
in 1898 - Oswald Erich Sehlbach composer is born
in 1902 - Barbara Giuranna composer is born

in 1903 - Lillian Fuchs composer is born
in 1904 - Guido Santorsola composer is born
in 1907 - Compay Segundo (Cuban trova guitarist, composer; Los Compadres) is born
in 1909 - Johnny Mercer (US lyricist ) is born

in 1916 - James L Lyons jazz promoter is born
in 1911 - Opera "Lobetanz" 1st American performance
in 1917 - Pedro Infante (José Pedro Infante Cruz) (Mexican actor, singer) is born

in 1920 - Louis Alfred Mennini composer is born
in 1922 - Al Dvorin (US bandleader, talent agent; Elvis Presley) is born
in 1925 - William Robert Mayer composer is born
in 1926 - Dorothy Collins Windsor Ontario, singer (Your Hit Parade) is born
in 1927 - Lawrence Kenneth Moss composer is born

in 1927 - Hank Ballard (John H. Kendricks) (US singer, songwriter; Royals/Midnighters) is born
in 1928 - Otar Gordeli (Georgian composer) is born

in 1930 - Sjostakovitch's opera "The Nose," premiers in Lenningrad
in 1932 - Yoyoy Villame (Roman Tesorio Villame) (Filipino singer, composer, lyricist, comedian) is born

in 1933 - Jacques Charpentier composer is born
in 1936 - Don Cherry (US pocket trumpet, cornet, trumpet, flute; jazz artist) is born
in 1936 - Hank Ballard Detroit, rocker (The Twist (pre Chubby Checker) is born
in 1939 - Tom Johnson composer is born
in 1941 - Conleth 'Con' Cluskey (Irish singer; Bachelors) is born

in 1942 - Jeffrey Siegel Chicago Ill, pianist (Chicago Symph) is born
in 1946 - Amanda Lear French singer is born
in 1948 - Andrea Marcovicci (US singer, actress) is born
in 1949 - Herman Rarebell (German drummer, producer; The Scorpions) is born

in 1949 - Bonnie St Claire [Cornelia Swart], Dutch singer (Tame me Tiger) is born
in 1950 - Graham Parker (UK singer, song writer; Rumour/solo) is born
in 1950- Rudy Sarzo (Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont) (Cuban bassist; Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Manic Eden/freelance) is born

in 1951 - William Henry Bennett Vodery composer, dies at 66
in 1951 - Vaclav Kalik composer, dies at 60
in 1953 - John McFee rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers, Clover) is born
in 1954 - Charles Williams (US trombone player; KC and the Sunshine Band/solo/freelance) is born
in 1954 - John Parr (UK guitarist, singer, songwriter; The Silence/Bitter Suite/solo) is born
in 1955 - Carter Burwell (US composer) is born

in 1957 - Jenny Burton NYC, rocker (Nobody Loves Me Like You Do) is born
in 1958 - Michael Ramos (Texan synthesizer, percussion, trumpet; The BoDeans/Charanga Cakewalk) is born
in 1960 - Kim Wilde (Kim Smith) (UK singer) is born

in 1960 - Kim Wilde [Smith], England, rock vocalist (You Keep Me Hanging On) is born
in 1961 - Janice Lynn Kuehnemund St Paul Minn, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up) is born
in 1962 - Kirk Hammett US heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica-Master of Puppets) is born
in 1962 - Kirk Lee Hammett (US guitarist; Exodus/Metallica) is born

in 1966 - Bela Tardos composer, dies at 56
in 1968 - Romany Malco (US actor, music producer) is born
in 1969 - Duncan Sheik (US singer, songwriter, composer) is born

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In 1969 - Ted Heath dies at age 67. English bandleader, composer and trombonist born in Wandsworth, London, he was the most famous and successful big band leader in Great Britain of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, recording more than 100 albums and selling over 20 million records. After playing tenor horn at the age of six, he later switched to trombone. His first real band gig was with an American band on tour in Europe - the Southern Syncopation Orchestra - which had an engagement in Vienna, Austria and needed a trombone player. The drummer for this band, Benny Payton, taught Ted much about Jazz and Swing. From 1925 to 1926 Ted played in the Kit Cat Club band led by American Al Starita. In 1928, he joined Bert Ambrose's orchestra at the Mayfair Hotel in London and played there until 1935 when he moved on to Sydney Lipton's orchestra at the Grosvenor House. It was during this time that Ted became the most prominent trombone player in England, he played on numerous recordings. In 1940, he joined Geraldo's orchestra and played hundreds of concerts and broadcasts during the war traveling to the Middle East to play to the Allied Forces based there. Inspired by Glenn Miller Ted formed his own band. The Ted Heath Band was first heard on a BBC broadcast in 1944. The band was organized originally as a British "All Star Band" playing only radio dates. Ted and his band went on to work with many of the world's great artists including Nat King Cole, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Marlene Dietrich, Johnny Mathis and Tony Bennett to mention just a few. His band members included among others Ronnie Scott, the pianist Stan Tracey, trumpeters Kenny Baker and Duncan Campbell, sax players Red Price, Ronnie Chamberlain, Don Rendell and Tommy Whittle, trombonists Don Lusher and Wally Smith, drummer Jack Parnell. The addition of singers including Dickie Valentine, Lita Roza, and Dennis Lotis. Ted and his band also appeared in several films
in 1969 - Leon Jongen composer, dies at 85
in 1970 - Hal Dickinson singer (Modernaires), dies at 56
in 1970 - Johan Liiva (Sweden vocalist; Arch Enemy) is born


in 1971 - Herman 'Junior' Parker dies at age 39. American blues singer and harmonica player also known as Little Junior Parker or "Mr Blues"; he is best remembered for his unique voice which has been described as "honeyed," and "velvet-smooth". He was posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001. His biggest influence as a harmonica player was Sonny Boy Williamson, with whom he worked before moving on to work for Howlin' Wolf in. He was also a member of Memphis's ad hoc group, the Beale Streeters, with Bobby 'Blue' Bland and B.B. King (died after a series of brain operations)

in 1971 - Junior Parker rocker, dies during brain operation at 44
in 1972 - Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade composer, dies at 90
in 1972 - Matt Knight (UK bassist; Toploader) is born
in 1972 - Jessi Alexander (US country music singer/songwriter is born


1972 - Danny Whitten dies at age 29. American musician, guitarist and songwriter best known for his work with Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and for the song "I Don't Want To Talk About It", a hit for Rita Coolidge, Rod Stewart and Everything but the Girl. Born in Columbus, Georgia, he joined Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina among others in the doo-wop group Danny and the Memories. After recording an single, "Can't Help Loving That Girl of Mine", they moved to San Francisco where they morphed into a folk-psychedelic rock act called The Psyrcle, then The Rockets. They joined up with Neil Young and the recording sessions led to Young's second album, 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere' credited as Neil Young with Crazy Horse with Danny on second guitar and vocals. in 1970, Crazy Horse recorded its first solo album, released in early 1971, thier debut album included five songs by Danny. Now into heroin he participated only in the early stages of Young's next solo album, "After the Gold Rush", performing on "Oh, Lonesome Me", "I Believe in You", and "When You Dance I Can Really Love". During this time, Neil wrote and recorded "The Needle and the Damage Done" with direct references to Danny's addiction and its role in the destruction of his talent

in 1973 - Steve Christopher Petree Okla, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See) is born
in 1973 - Alois H ba Czech (opera)composer (Neuland), dies at 80
in 1975 – Ant (Anthony McPartlin) (UK actor, TV presenter, singer; P.J. & Duncan/Ant & Dec) is born
in 1975 - Pastor Troy (Micah Levar Troy) (US rapper; D.S.G.B=Down South Georgia Boys) is born
in 1976 - Shagrath (Stian Tomt Thoresen) (Norwegian singer, multi-musician; Dimmu Borgir/guest) is born
in 1977 - Fabolous (Johnathan David Jackson) (US rapper) is born
in 1980 - Junichi Okada (Japanese singer; V6) is born
in 1980 - Ursus Veritas (Dustin Kensrue) (US singer-songwriter; Thrice/solo) is born
in 1980 - Minori Chihara (Japanese voice actress, singer) is born
in 1981 - Gian Magdangal (Filipino singer, actor) is born
in 1981 - Shin Ji (Lee Jee-Seon) (Korean singer) is born
in 1984 - Johnny Christ (Jonathan Lewis Seward) (US bassist; Avenged Sevenfold) is born
in 1984 - Ryohei Chiba (Japanese singer; w-inds) is born

in 1985 - Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"
in 1990 - Peter Schilperoort saxophonist/clarinetist, dies
in 1992 - Dorothy Kirsten US soprano, dies from stroke at 82
in 1993 - Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
in 1994 - Michael [George] Somes English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77

in 1994 - Cabell "Cab" Calloway III dies at age 86. US jazz singer, bandleader; one of the great entertainers, a household name by 1932, and never really declined in fame. A talented jazz singer and a superior scatter, his gyrations and showmanship on-stage at the Cotton Club sometimes overshadowed the quality of his always excellent bands. Calloway's Orchestra featured performers that included trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. He continued to perform until his death

in 1999 - Paul Frederic Bowles dies at 88.
American expatriate composer, author, and translator. Following a cultured middle-class upbringing in New York City, during which he displayed a talent for music and writing, he pursued his education at the University of Virginia before making various trips to Paris in the 1930s. He studied music with Aaron Copland and in New York wrote music for various theatrical productions, as well as other compositions. He achieved critical and popular success with the publication in 1949 of his first novel The Sheltering Sky, set in what was known as French North Africa, which he had visited in 1931. In 1947 Bowles settled in Tangier, Morocco, except for winters spent in Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon) during the early 1950s, Tangier was his home for the remainder of his life

in 1999 - Doug Sahm dies at age 57.
American multi-musician, proficient on dozens of musical instruments, born in San Antonio, Texas; he was a child prodigy in country music, but became a significant figure in blues, rock and other genres, he is said to have been offered a permanent spot on the Grand Ole Opry, but his mother wanted him to finish junior high. Today he is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tex-Mex. He was founder-leader of the '60s hippie band The Sir Douglas Quintet, and later with Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez -The Texas Tornados. He was also a sought-after session musician, appearing on releases of other artists including, The Grateful Dead. He sang backing vocals on Willie Nelson's 1977 gospel album, The Troublemaker

in 2002 - Bill Brunskill dies at age 82.
UK trumpet player born in London; originally a guitarist but after working as a military policeman during WW2, Bill took up the trumpet and became interested in the New Orleans traditional Jazz sound and the playing of such men as Muggsy Spanier and Bunk Johnson. Some of his East End contemporaries included clarinetists Cy Laurie and Monty Sunshine. In 1952. Bill's group, fronted by guitarist Tony Donegan, appeared at a Royal Festival Hall concert, along with visiting American Bluesman Lonnie Johnson. In 1955, Bill formed a group that played Sunday afternoons at Cy Laurie's Club in London's West End, a group designed for young musicians to 'sit in' and gain experience playing in public. Guitarist 'Diz' Disley once featured such a rough and ready session in one of his satirical Melody Maker cartoons entitled " Bill Brunskill's Workshop". Bill began another long engagement at the 'Lord Napier' in the South London surburb of Thornton Heath which went on to be a mecca for visitng jazz musicians

in 2003 - Michael Kamen
dies at age 55. American composer, especially of film scores, orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician.He wrote eleven ballets, a saxophone concerto, and provided scores for films such as The Dead Zone, For Queen & Country, Polyester, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Highlander, X-Men, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Licence to Kill, the Lethal Weapon series, the first three films of the Die Hard series, Mr. Holland's Opus, Splitting Heirs and many others. Other successes include his work with Pink Floyd, David Gilmour and Roger Waters (he is one of the few people to have been invited to work with both former Pink Floyd members, after their split), as well as Queen, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Metallica, Eurythmics, Queensr˙che, Rush, Herbie Hancock, The Cranberries, Bryan Adams, Jim Croce, Sting, and Kate Bush

in 2004 - Cy Coleman (Seymour Kaufman) dies at age 75.
American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist born in New York City; he was a child prodigy who gave piano recitals at Steinway Hall, Town Hall, and Carnegie Hall between the ages of 6 and 9, but he decided to build a career in popular music. His first collaborator was Joseph McCarthy, they wrote The Riviera, but his most successful early partnership, was with Carolyn Leigh, writing many pop hits, including Witchcraft and The Best Is Yet To Come. In the late 1970s, he collaborations included 'I Love My Wife', 'On The Twentieth Century', and 'Home Again, Home Again'. In 1980, Cy served as producer and composer for the circus-themed Barnum, later in the decade, he collaborated on Welcome to the Club, and City of Angels. His film scores include Father Goose, The Art of Love, Garbo Talks, Power, and Family Business. In addition, he wrote Shirley MacLaine's memorable television specials, If My Friends Could See Me Now and Gypsy in My Soul. Cy has been the only composer to win consecutive Tony awards for Best Score at the same time that the corresponding musicals won for Best Musical: City of Angels and Will Rogers' Follies

in 2007 - John Hughey dies at age 73.
US pedal steel guitar player, credited with developing the "crying sound" steel guitar technique; John spent over 20 years playing, touring and recording with Conway Twitty, 12 years with Vince Gill and also as a session pedal steel player, he recorded with Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Marty Stuart and around 140 other artists

in 2007 - Chickie Williams (Jessie Wanda Crupe) dies at age 88.
US country music singer and wife of Doc Williams; The Williams' were popular performers, although the couple and their band the Border Riders recorded, performed live and appeared on the radio for over five decades

in 2009 - Johnny Almond dies at age 63.
British jazz and rock musician; born in Enfield, Middlesex, he learnt the drums from his father at a very early age, but soon learnt the saxophone, alto saxophone became his first instrument, but he also played tenor sax and eventually mastered seven others instruments, including keyboard and the vibraphone. Johnny played professionally in several bands as a teenager, he led his own jazz combo, played with Tony Knight's Chess Men, and Zoot Money's Big Roll Band before joining the Alan Price Set, after which he joined John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in June of 1969 appearing on the albums Turning Point and Empty Rooms. He is probibly best known for his work with fellow multi-instrumentalist Jon Mark forming the Mark-Almond Band. They recruited bassist Rodger Sutton and keyboardist Tommy Eyre. The group built something of a following through touring, with their live shows often featuring lengthy instrumental jams. They recorded several albums in the early 70's. Then released To the Heart in 1976 and Other People's Rooms in 1978. Since the late '70s, Johnny has worked primarily as a session musician, but more lately in the 21st century, his solo albums from 1969-1970 have become popular in Japan and Europe
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19 November
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in 1630 - Johann Hermann Schein German composer (Opella Nova), dies at 44
in 1709 - Pierre Leclair composer is born
in 1753 - Stanislas Champein composer is born
in 1761 - Joseph Supries composer is born

in 1785 - Bernard de Bury composer, dies at 65
in 1795 - Thomas Linley composer, dies at 62
in 1796 - Johann Wilhelm Mangold composer is born

in 1804 - Pietro Alessandro Guglieli Italian opera composer, dies at 75
in 1825 - Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek composer, dies at 34

in 1828 - Franz Peter Schubert dies at age 31. Austrian composer. He wrote some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies, including the famous "Unfinished Symphony", liturgical music, operas, some incidental music, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing. (died prematurely of "typhoid fever", a diagnosis which was vague at the time; several scholars suspect the real illness was tertiary syphilis) The last musical work he had wished to hear was Beethoven's String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131; his friend, violinist Karl Holz, who was present at the gathering, 5 days before Schubert's death, commented: "The King of Harmony has sent the King of Song a friendly bidding to the crossing". It was next to Beethoven, that Schubert was buried by his own request, in the village cemetery of Währing.
Avon (in 2009) commented: Isn't there some irony then that also on this day ... though in 1849 (when he would have been 52) ... his Symphony no. 4 in c minor D 417 “Tragic”, was premiered in Leipzig. Of course, perhaps there was no coincidence there!

in 1854 - Alberich Zwyssig composer, dies at 46
in 1859 - Mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody) is born
in 1870 - Vicente Lleo composer is born
in 1874 - Karl Adrian Wohlfart composer is born

in 1905 - Tommy Dorsey Mahanoy Plane Pa, orch leader (Stage Show, Mahogany) is born
in 1906 - Henri Temianka composer is born
in 1906 - Jacques Leguerney composer is born
in 1908 - Mikhail Ivanovich Chulaki composer is born

in 1908 - Albert Dietrich composer, dies at 79
in 1922 - Salil Chowdhury (Indian music composer, poet, writer, filmmaker) is born

in 1928 - Achille Simonetti composer, dies at 71
in 1929 - Arthur H Mann English composer (Church of England Hymnal), dies
in 1931 - Frederic Cliffe composer, dies at 74
in 1934 - Dave Guard rocker is born
in 1936 - Michel Decoust composer is born

in 1936 - Ray Collins (vocals; Frank Zappa band) is born
in 1936 - Emin Aristakesian composer is born
in 1937 - Ray Collins rocker (Mothers of Invention) is born
in 1936 - Gilbert Favre (Swiss-Bolivian folk flautist, quena; Los Jairas) is born
in 1937 - Geoff Goddard (UK successful songwriter, producer,keyboards) is born
in 1938 - Hank Medress (American singer, record producer; The Tokens) is born

in 1938 - Hank Medress Brooklyn NY, rocker (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight) is born
in 1939 - Warren "Pete" Moore US singer (Miracles-Tears of a Clown) is born
in 1939 - Pete Moore (Warren Moore) (US singer, vocal arranger, record producer; Miracles) is born

in 1940 - Alberto Villalpando composer is born
in 1942 - Edouard Combe composer, dies at 76
in 1943 - Fred Lipsius (US saxophone, piano, keyboards; Blood Sweat & Tears) is born
in 1944 - Agnes Baltsa (Greek mezzo-soprano) is born

in 1944 - Charlie Coe rock bassist (Paul Revers and The Raiders) is born
in 1945 - Christie Hennessy (Edward Christopher Ross) (Irish folk singer-songwriter) is born
in 1946 - Joe Correro (US drummer; Paul Revere and Raiders) is born

in 1946 - Joe Correro Greenwood Ms, rock drummer (Paul Revers and The Raiders) is born
in 1950 - Thomas Wood composer, dies at 57
in 1952 - Bill Sharpe (UK keyboaerdist; Shakatak) is born

in 1954 - Annette Guest US singer (First Choice) is born
in 1954 - Tom Scheckel Chicago IL, rock drummer (Buckinghams) is born
in 1957 - Ofra Haza (Israeli singer) is born
in 1960 - Matt Sorum US pop drummer (Guns n' Roses, Like a Suicide) [or Nov 2] is born
in 1965 - Jason Pierce (UK vocalist; Spacemen 3/Spiritualized) is born

in 1963 - Carmen Amaya Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50
in 1965 - Sonic Boom (Pete Kember) (UK guitar; Experimental Audio Research, Spectrum, Spacemen 3) is born
in 1969 - Michael Lee (Michael Gary Pearson) (British drummer; Page and Plant, The Cult) is born
in 1969 - Travis McNabb (US drummer; Better Than Ezra) is born
in 1970 - Justin Chancellor (UK bassist; Isis/Peach/Tool) is born
in 1971 - Tony Rich (Antonio Jeffries) (US singer, songwriter) is born
in 1971 - Alice Peacock (American folk singer) is born
in 1973 - Billy Currington (American singer and songwriter) is born

in 1973 - Savion Glover dancer/choreographer (Bring in 'da Noise) is born
in 1973 - Django Haskins (US singer, guitarist, songwriter) is born


in 1974- George Brunies dies at age 72. American jazz trombonist who came to fame in the 1930s, and was part of the Dixieland revival. He was known as the "King of the Tailgate Trombone". By the age of 8 he was already playing alto horn professionally in Papa Jack Laine's band. A few years later he switched to trombone. He played with many jazz, dance, and parade bands in New Orleans. He never learned to read music, but could quickly pick up tunes and invent a part for his instrument. Moving to Chicago in the early 20's he joined a band of his New Orleans friends playing at the Friar's Inn, this was the band that became famous as the New Orleans Rhythm Kings

in 1975 - Tamika "Juicy" Scott (US singer; Xscape) is born
in 1975 - Lil' Mo (Cynthia Loving) (R&B singer) is born

in 1976 - Jun Shibata (Japanese singer, songwriter) is born
in 1976 - George Harrison releases "This Song"

in 1977 - William "Sonny" Criss dies at age 50. American alto saxophonist; his first major break came in 1947, on a number of jam sessions arranged by jazz impresario Norman Granz. He developed his own, concise, bluesy tone and then went on to play in various bands including Buddy Rich's band and Howard McGhee's, which also featured Charlie Parker, and bands led by Johnny Otis, Stan Kenton and Billy Eckstine to mention a few (stomach cancer) b. October 23rd 1927

in 1978 - Matt Dusk
(Canadian jazz vocalist) is born
in 1979 - Keith Buckley (US singer; Every Time I Die) is born
in 1981 - DJ Tukutz (Kim Jung-Sik) (South Korean DJ, producer, songwriter; Epik High) is born


in 1983 - Tom Evans dies at age 36. English bassist, guitarist, vocals, songwriter; started his music career as a member of "The Inbeateens" in 1961, he soon progressed to a Liverpool mod/soul group called Them Calderstones. In 1967, he joined a Welsh band called The Iveys who changed their name to Badfinger and Paul McCartney of The Beatles gave the group a boost by offering them his song "Come and Get It" which he produced for the band. It became a featured track for the film The Magic Christian, which starred Ringo Starr and Peter Sellers. Other major successes in the 1970s were "No Matter What," "Day After Day," and "Baby Blue", each featured some of Toms vocals, background harmony and dual lead. Tom's high-career moment was with his composition "Without You," co-written with bandmate Peter Ham. The song became a No.1 hit worldwide for Harry Nilsson and has since become a standard in the music industry. (Tom & Joey Molland of Badfinger argued on the telephone, reportedly about the publishing royalty of the song "Without You." Following the argument, Tom hung himself in the garden at his home, in an eerie replay of fellow band mate Pete Ham's 1975 death scene)

in 1986 - Jeannie Ortega (US actress, dancer, and songwriter) is born
in 1989 – Tyga (Michael Stevenson) (US rapper) is born


in 1992 - Bobby Russell dies at age 51. American songwriter; wrote hits including "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,"; "Used To Be" from the film The Grasshopper; and "Little Green Apples," which won him a Song of the Year Grammy Award in 1968. He also wrote and performed a major hit in 1971 about a suburban father nursing a hangover while his children raise Cain on a Saturday morning, appropriately called "Saturday Morning Confusion."

in 1995 - Martha Hill modern dancer/teacher, dies at 94
in 1995 - Shirley Bergeron singer/guitarist, dies at 62

in 1995 - Bruce Trent singer, dies at 83

in 2003 - Greg Ridley dies at age 56. English bassist - Spooky Tooth, Humble Pie; he entered music as Dino, part of a local band called "Dino & the Danubes", and playing guitar and bass in other local bands before he and his friend Mike Harrison formed the V.I.P.s, which later became Spooky Tooth. He co-founded one of the first super-groups in 1969, Humble Pie which originally consisted of himself on bass, Steve Marriott former lead singer, songwriter and lead guitarist of Small Faces, Peter Frampton former lead singer and guitarist of The Herd, and 17 year old drummer Jerry Shirley

in 2004 - Terry Melcher dies at age 62.
US singer-songwriter, record producer, and managed much of his mother Doris Day's affairs. in the early 60's he and Bruce Johnston formed the vocal duet Bruce & Terry. The duo also created another band together, The Rip Chords. He had joined Columbia Records working with The Byrds he produced their song, Turn, Turn, Turn, and helped produce Mr. Tambourine Man. He later worked with Paul Revere, Wayne Newton, Frankie Laine, Jimmy Boyd, Pat Boone, Glen Campbell, Mark Lindsay and The Mamas & The Papas. He was instrumental in signing another near-legendary L.A. band, the Rising Sons led by Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for co-writing the song Kokomo with The Beach Boys

in 2004 - George Canseco dies at age 70. Filipino song composer who wrote some of Pinoy pop music's most enduring classics; he studied liberal arts at University of the East. After which, he worked for the Philippines Herald and the Associated Press as a journalist, a scriptwriter for the Manila Broadcasting Company, and news director at Eagle Broadcasting. George began devoting himself to writing music when Martial Law broke out in 1972. He wrote for Sharon Cuneta and Basil Valdez, and his songs were recorded by Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Regine Velasquez, Pilita Corrales, and Kuh Ledesma. He became president of the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers or FILSCAP in 1973, and was elected as a councilor in the fourth district of Quezon City in 1988. George composed his last film score in 1989 for "Paano Ang Ngayon Kung Wala Nang Bukas," which starred Kring Kring Gonzales and Ronaldo Valdes (died after battling liver cancer)


in 2007 - Paul Brodie dies at age 73.
Canadian saxophonist with 50 albums to his credit; co-founded the World Saxophone Congress in Chicago. In 1994, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour, for having "shown true mastery of his art through his ability to reach all ages with his music"

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Wow. I just have to day that I've really been digging your posts here lately, Pedro. The little mini-articles for selected items of the day are great! For instance the one about Jimmy (James P.) Johnson from a few days ago was very cool; he just doesn't get enough recognition for his contributions to American music, and I commend your effort to rectify the situation. I may be the only one who bothers to stop by and cheerlead in this thread, but the continued flow of visitors here speaks for itself. You rock!Click the image to open in full size.
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Thank you Recusant. Those 'attaboys' keep me going.
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21 November

On 2009 Avon posted:
1695 - the death of English composer Henry Purcell. During his lifetime he was best known as the organist of Westminster Cathedral and as composer of religious works. Nowadays his name is almost inseparable from his one true masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas which was never publicly performed during his life (though well-known within private circles). The other large-scale work most often performed today is an operatic setting of Shakespeare's The Tempest (which I personally prefer over Dido ... in case anyone cares!!)

1974 - the death of Swiss composer Frank Martin. Besides a full-scale symphony and a series of concertos for various instruments (Piano, Violin, Cello - the usual suspects), Martin made his international reputation with Petite Symphonie Concertante which is a rarely-performed delight. His later, mature works utilise a form of Schoenberg's dodecaphonic technique which Martin refine for his own use (and probably works better than the Austrian's original).

1997 - the death of British composer Robert Simpson. I shall defer to Wiki to provide details of this remarkable composer and simply state what pleasure I once had learning and performing a work of his. At first I thought the piece was 'complex', then saw it as 'clever'. Once mastered, it was simply great music. I cannot praise this guy highly enough and remain to this day an admirer of most of his eleven symphonies.

However, when it comes to symphonies, the real genius f the medium was, and remains, Shostakovich. So today, in 1937, in St. Petersburg was the premiere of his Symphony no. 5 in c minor op. 47 (A Soviet Artist's Reply to Just Criticism). A truly astounding piece.


Which prompted this from Pedro:
You beat me to Henry Purcell but I can add he died at the age of 36 and “he is buried under his organ” (sic) [what is this? some sort of brag?] at Westminster Abbey

Avon responded:
Well, he did write an opera which is frequently referred to as Dildo and Anus, so I'm not sure that he had much to brag about!

To which we now, unearthily, add:
in 1695 - Henry Purcell English composer (Indian Queen), dies at 36

in 1645 - Johann Lohner composer is born
in 1863 - Joseph Mayseder composer, dies at 74
in 1683 - Johann Michael Muller composer is born

in 1710 - Barnardo Pasquini composer, dies at 72
in 1742 - Alessandro Felici composer is born
in 1852 - Francisco Tarrega y Eixea composer is born
in 1813 - William Russell composer, dies at 36
in 1871 - Panayot Pipkov composer is born
in 1877 - Sigfrid Karg-Elert composer is born
in 1877 - Louis Campbell-Tipton composer is born

in 1901 - Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot," premieres in Dresden
in 1904 - Coleman Hawkins (Saxophonist, Bandleader, Jazz Musician) is born
in 1905 - David Moule-Evans composer is born

in 1907 - Gaetano Braga composer, dies at 78
in 1907 - Samuel "Buck" Ram (US songwriter, manager of The Platters) is born
in 1912 - Eleanor Powell Springfield Mass, actress/tap dancer (Bdwy Melody) is born

in 1920 - William James Robjohn composer, dies at 77
in 1920 - Caryl Florio composer, dies at 77
in 1921 - Geza Anda Hungarian/Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok) is born

in 1929, conductor Alexander Glazunov made his American debut leading the Detroit Symphony in a performance of his own Sixth Symphony
in 1931 - Malcolm Williamson composer is born
in 1932 - Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen composer is born
in 1933 - Jean Shepard Pauls Valley Okla, country singer (Ozark Jubilee) born

in 1935 - Fairuz (Nouhad Haddad) (Lebanese singer) is born
in 1938 - Leopold Godowsky pianist/composer, dies at 68
in 1940 - Dr.John (Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr.) (keyboard, pianist, guitarist, singer) is born
in 1941 - David Porter (US soul pianist, vocals, writer for Stax Records) is born
in 1941 - Idil Biret (Turkish concert pianist) is born
in 1942 - Anthony Goulden (UK guitarist; Vanity Fare) is born
in 1946 - Jonas Tomasson composer is born

in 1948 - Leroy "Lonnie" Jordan (US vocals, keyboards, Piano; War) is born
in 1948 - John "Rabbit" Bundrick (US rock keyboard, piano; Free/freelance) is born
in 1948 - Alphonse Mouzon (US drummer; top sessionist/freelance) is born
in 1950 - Livingston Taylor (US singer, songwriter/brother of James Taylor) is born

in 1952 - Lorna Luft (US actress and singer, daughter of Judy Garland) is born

in 1953 - Lawrence James "Larry" Shields dies at age 60. US jazz clarinetist; born in Uptown, New Orleans, Larry started playing clarinet when he was 14 years old and played with Papa Jack Laine's bands. He was one of the early New Orleans musicians to go to Chicago, first heading north in the summer of 1915 to join Bert Kelly's band, then with Tom Brown's band. He joined the Original Dixieland Jass Band in November of 1916. The following year that band made the first jazz phonograph records, propelling Larry's playing to national prominence. Relocating to New York in 1921, he played with Paul Whiteman and various other bands in New York City, before moving to Los Angeles, California where he stayed throughout the 1920s, leading his own band and appearing in some Hollywood films. In the 1930s Larry returned to Chicago and joined the reformed Original Dixieland Jazz Band. He then worked for a while at "Nick's" in New York before returning to play in New Orleans and later in California

in 1954 - Karol Rathaus composer, dies at 59
in 1955 - Peter Koppes (Australian guitarist; The Church) is born
in 1957 - Jim Brown rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine) is born

in 1960 - Brian Ritchie (US bassist; Violent Femmes) is born
in 1962 - Steven Curtis Chapman (singer, songwriter, guitar) is born
in 1965 – Bjork Iceland, singer (Like Someone in Love) is born

in 1965 - Bjork Gudmundsdottir (Icelandic singer; Sugarcubes/solo) is born
in 1967 - Margret Ornolfsdottir (Icelandic keyboardist; Sugarcubes) is born
in 1968 - Alex James (UK bassist; Blur) is born
in 1968 - Inka Bause (German actress, singer) is born
in 1970 - Francis Macdonald (UK drummer, Teenage Fanclub) is born
in 1972 - Karel H ba Czech violinist/composer, dies at 74
in 1972 - Rain Phoenix (US singer, actress) is born
in 1974 - Aaron Solowoniuk (Canadian drummer; Pezz/Billy Talent) is born
in 1974 - Kelsi Osborn (US singer; SheDaisy) is born

in 1974 - Frank Martin Swiss composer (In Terra Fax), dies at 84

in 1974 - Frank Martin dies at age 84. Swiss composer who lived a large part of his life in the Netherlands; The Petite Symphonie Concertante is the best known of his orchestral works, as the early Mass is of his choral compositions and the Jedermann monologues, for baritone and piano or orchestra, of his works for solo voice. Other of his pieces include a full-scale symphony, two piano concertos, a harpsichord concerto, a violin concerto, a cello concerto, a concerto for seven wind instruments, and a series of six one-movement works he called "ballades" for various solo instruments with piano or orchestra and a dozen major scores for the operatic theatre. He worked on his last cantata, Et la vie l'emporta, until ten days before his death

in 1977 - Myles Heskett (Australian drummer, percussion; Wolfmother) is born
in 1977 - Tobias Sammet (German singer; Edguy) is born
in 1979 - Kim Dong Wan (Korean singer; Shinhwa) is born
in 1982 - Ryan Starr (US singer; American Pop Idol) is born


in 1992 - Severino Gazzelloni dies at age 73. Italian flute player born in Roccasecca, Severino was the principle flautist in the RAI orchestra for 30 years and dedicatee of many works. Composers including Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Bruno Maderna and Igor Stravinsky wrote pieces for him. He was also a flute teacher, the jazz player Eric Dolphy and classical flautist Abbie de Quant are among his pupils. Dolphy honored Severino by naming a composition for him which he included in his 1964 Out to Lunch! Album

in 1993 - Jim McLaughlin Buffalo radio newsman (WKBW), dies at 59
in 1995 - New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"

in 1995 - Peter Grant dies at age 60. English music manager born in the south London suburb of South Norwood, Surrey. He managed the popular English bands The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and Bad Company, amongst others, and was also a record executive for Swan Song Records. Peter has been described as "one of the shrewdest and most ruthless managers in rock history". He is widely credited with improving pay and conditions for musicians in dealings with concert promoters. He began work as an entertainment manager at a hotel in Jersey before being employed as a bouncer and doorman at London's famous The 2i's Coffee Bar. In 1963, Peter was hired by promoter Don Arden to act as the British tour manager for artists such as Bo Diddley, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Brian Hyland, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, and The Animals. By 1964, he had started to manage his own acts including The Nashville Teens, She Trinity, The New Vaudeville Band, Jeff Beck, Terry Reid, and Stone the Crows. After the official breakup of Led Zeppelin in 1980, and the subsequent folding of the Swan Song label in 1983, he virtually retired from the music business to his private estate in Hellingly. This is the house that is featured at the beginning of the film The Song Remains the Same. Peter later became a keynote speaker at music management conferences such as In The City, where he was lauded by latter-day peers

in 1995 - Matthew Ashman dies of complications caused by diabetes at age 35. English guitarist, born and raised in Mill Hill, London, and attended school alongside Boz Boorer. He was influenced by jazz while learning guitar, and joined his first band, Staffix, after learning Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird". He then performed in the band The Kameras, before joining Adam and the Ants in June of 1978, playing guitar and singing backing vocals. He also played guitar for the band Bow Wow Wow () b. November 3rd 1960.

in 2001 - Norman Granz dies at age 83. American jazz music impresario and producer, born in LA. He was the founder of five record labels: Clef, Norgran, Down Home, Verve and Pablo. Many of the names that made history in jazz signed with one of Norman Granz's labels, including Cannonball Adderley, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Louie Bellson, Ray Brown, Benny Carter, Buck Clayton, Paulinho Da Costa, Buddy DeFranco, Roy Eldridge, Duke Ellington, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Bill Harris, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Billie Holiday, Milt Jackson, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones, Barney Kessel, Gene Krupa, Ken Kersey, Charlie Parker, Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Bud Powell, Buddy Rich, Charlie Shavers, Sonny Stitt, Slim Gaillard, Art Tatum, Ben Webster and Lester Young. He always fought for the music he believed in, having a love for freewheeling jam sessions, for his artists and against racism, forcing many hotels and concert venues to become integrated in the 1940s and '50s

in 2002 - Hadda Brooks (Hadda Hapgood) dies at age 86. US jazz singer, pianist, composer raised in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles; encouraged by orchestra leader Charlie Barnet, she practiced singing "You Won't Let Me Go," and the song became her first vocal recording in 1947. She also played the small part of a lounge piano player in films, and often sang the title song. "Out of the Blue" became a top hit for Brooks, "Boogie Woogie Blues" followed in 1948, and she appeared in In a Lonely Placein 1950, starring Humphrey Bogart, and in The Bad and the Beautiful in 1952 with Lana Turner and Kirk Douglas. Other hits include "Swingin' the Boogie", "That's My Desire", "Romance in the Dark", "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere", "You Won't Go". Hadda became the first African-American woman to host her own television show in 1957. The Hadda Brooks Show. She continued singing well into her 80's, celebrating her 80th birthday by performing two full shows at Depp's Viper Room, and in 2000, the Los Angeles Music Awards honored Hadda Brooks with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2007, a 72-minute documentary, Queen of the Boogie, directed by Austin Young & Barry Pett, was presented at the Los Angeles Silver Lake Film Festival

in 2006 - Robert Lockwood Jr dies at age 91. American blues guitarist born in Helena, Arkansas; he started playing the organ in his father's church at the age of 8. The famous bluesman Robert Johnson lived with his mother for 10 years off and on after his parents' divorce. He learned from Johnson not only how to play guitar, but timing and stage presence as well. Robert played with Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin' Wolf and others in the Mississippi area in 1937-39. From 1939-40 he split his time playing in St. Louis, Missouri, Chicago, Illinois and Helena. In 1950 he settled in Chicago and in '54 he replaced Louis Myers as guitarist in Little Walter's band, and played on Walter's No.1 hit "My Babe" in 1955. After which in the late '50s he recorded several sessions with Sonny Boy Williamson II for Chess Records, sessions which also included Willie Dixon and Otis Spann, and also performed and/or recorded with Sunnyland Slim, Eddie Boyd, and Muddy Waters among many others. In 2004, Robert appeared at Eric Clapton's first Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas, where a live recording of Robert Lockwood, Jr. Henry James Townsend, Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins, and David Honeyboy Edwards, and "Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas" album was the result, the four blues legends were aged from 89 to 94 years old. The album was awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album in 2008, the first Grammy win for the musicians

in 2009 - Allen Shelton dies at age 73. American banjo player, born in Reidsville, North Carolina. In the 1950s, he performed together with Hack Johnson and the Tennesseans, and later, with Jim Eanes and Mac Wiseman. He joined Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys, and began recording for Columbia Records on December 7, 1960. In 1966, Jim & Jesse had an offer to record with the Nashville Symphony and Allen left the band in protest and retired from music business. About ten years later he found himself once more on the road with Jim & Jesse and making more records. He made his first solo album on Rounder Records in 1976

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As mentioned above today is the anniversary of the passing of Norman Ganz. In tribute to his memory I offer something of a belated reminisce. Alas it is not mine but belongs to my brother. In telling it I hope to steal a little of the thrill for myself. It was the early 50s and my brother and his friends were the school musicians and very much into the jazz of the time. As I remember, that is all they ever talked about. Ho hum for kid brother.
Word came down that a jazz concert was to coming to Boston. Brother and friends wanted to go. The fact that Boston was three hundred miles away was no problem. They would hitch hike. But there was a problem; they were all under age and the club served alcohol. At that time the drinking age was 21. What to do. They composed a letter to Mr. Ganz, the organizer, explaining how much they loved jazz and wanted to be there. They wrote they were willing to stand back stage or in the alley if necessary. All they wanted was to hear the music. Ganza wrote back saying that any one that loved jazz enough to hitch hike 300 miles and stand in a cold alley deserved better. He said to show the letter at the door and they would be escorted to a special seat by the stage and the first cokes of the evening were on the house. He added something about looking ‘like paying guests’. And that is how they came to hear Charlie ‘The Bird’ Parker play live.
There were other fabulous musicians on the bill that night but having seen and heard live the great ‘Bird’ is the part of the story that I remember. Parker came on stage only part way, half wrapped in the curtains, and then a hand appeared and pushed him forward. A couple of seconds of… (What? Bewilderment?) and then the sax came to his lips and blew a hole in the memory. Well that’s how the story is told to me.
Rest in peace Norman, it’s guys like you that gave jazz a good name.
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in 1450 - Jacob Obrecht composer is born
in 1690 - Francois Collin de Blamont composer is born
in 1709 - Frantisek Benda composer is born


in 1710 - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach composer, son of JS Bach (Sinfonias 64) is born.

The second child and eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach, was a German composer and performer. Despite his acknowledged genius as an organist, improviser and composer, his income and employment were unstable and he died in poverty. Perhaps the most gifted of all the Bach children.

in 1751 - Anton Englert composer, dies at 77
in 1776 - Johann Caspar Simon composer, dies at 75
in 1780 - Conradin Kreutzer composer is born
in 1813 - Johann Gottfried Vierling composer, dies at 63
in 1826 - Pavel Lambert Masek composer, dies at 65
in 1831 - Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
in 1838 - Jose Augusto da Ferreira Veiga Viscount d' Arneiro composer is born

in 1851 - Opera "La Perle Du Br‚sil" is produced (Paris)
in 1852 - August Alexander Klengel composer, dies at 69
in 1859 - Ludwig "Louis" Spohr German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75

[wiki] Sometimes described as "The Forgotten Master", Spohr was once as famous as Beethoven. As a violinist, his virtuoso playing was admired by Queen Victoria. As a composer he ranks as a historic figure in the development of German music drama and whose greatest triumph was in the oratorio. His orchestral writings and chamber works were once considered on a par with Mozart’s.
in 1870 - Howard Brockway composer is born
in 1891 - Bengt Axel von Torne composer is born
in 1896 - Mario La Broca composer is born

in 1896 - Leon Leopold Lewandoski composer, dies at 65
in 1898 - Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)
in 1899 - Howard Hoagland 'Hoagy' Carmichael (US singer, actor, composer) is born
in 1900 - Hugo Godron composer is born

in 1900 - Arthur S Sullivan England, composer (Mikado, Ivanhoe), dies at 58
in 1901 - Joaquin Rodrigo (Spanish composer of classical music, virtuoso pianist) is born
in 1902 - Emanuel Feuermann Kolomea Galicia cellist (Chicago Symph Orch) is born

in 1902 - Septimus Winner composer, dies at 75
in 1907 - Bernard Naylor composer is born

in 1913 - Benjamin Britten (British composer, conductor, violist and pianist) is born
in 1917 - Jean-Etienne Marie composer is born

in 1921 - Rodney Dangerfield (Jacob Cohen) (US comedian, songwriter) is born
in 1922 - Fikret Dzhamil Amirov Kirovabad Russia, Azerbaijani composer (Shur) is born


in 1922 - Judy Kreston (US singer and club owner) is born.
Ms. Kreston, whose wide repertory included popular songs from the 1940s on, performed for more than two decades with her husband, and their signature as a duo was their clashing yet somehow complementary musical temperaments.

“One of the odder couples of the New York cabaret world,” Stephen Holden called them, writing in The New York Times in 1988. He added: “With her small, quirky voice and confessional stage manner, Ms. Kreston is a cabaret singer who exudes a hypersensitive awareness and vulnerability. Mr. Lahm, her accompanist and musical director for the past eight years, is a jazz composer and arranger whose cool pop-jazz arrangements make an effective grounding wire for her edgy anxiety.”

They were regular performers at Jan Wallman’s, a club in the Iroquois Hotel on West 44th Street in Manhattan. The club’s name was later changed to be a tribute to singers named Judy — notably Garland and Holliday; it was either Judy’s, as a spokesman for the Iroquois said, or Judys, as Mr. Lahm, with proper punctuation on his side, recalled.
In any case, the club lost its lease in 1998, and the next year Mr. Lahm and Ms. Kreston helped revive it, moving it downtown, to Eighth Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets, and renaming it Judy’s Chelsea (definitely with an apostrophe). It closed for good in 2003. Ms. Kreston and Mr. Lahm released an album, “Medleyfyin’,” the following year.

Her mother, Gitta Gradova, was a noted concert pianist. Her father, Maurice, was a doctor specializing in rhinology.

She began singing in clubs as a teenager in Chicago. Later she attended Sarah Lawrence, where she majored in psychology while also studying voice with the opera star Marian Anderson. She also earned a doctorate in statistics from Columbia. In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, she provided psychological counseling to the workers in the wreckage. Ms. Kreston had three marriages that ended in divorce.

in 1923 - Dika Newlin (US composer, singer) is born
in 1924 - Axel Borup-Jorgensen composer is born
in 1925 - Gunther Schuller NYC, hornist/composer (Visitation) is born
in 1927 - Grady "Fats" Jackson tenor sax player is born

in 1934 - Rita Sakellariou (Greek singer) is born
in 1936 - Hans Zender composer is born
in 1941 - Ron McClure rocker (Blood, Sweat and Tears) is born

in 1941 - Terry Stafford (US singer, songwriter) is born
in 1941 - Jessie Colin Young (Perry Miller) (US singer, guitar, bass; The Youngbloods) is born
in 1942 - Floyd Sneed (Canadian drummer; Three Dog Night) is born
in 1942 - Steve Caldwell rocker (Orleans) is born
in 1943 - Floyd Sneed Calgary rock drummer (Three Dog Night-Joy to the World) is born

in 1943 - Pietro Alessandro Yon composer, dies at 57

in 1943 - Lorenz "Larry" Hart dies at age 48. American lyricist in Harlem, New York and attended Columbia University, where a friend introduced him to Richard Rodgers, and the two joined forces to write songs for a series of amateur and student productions. In 1919, the team's song "Any Old Place With You" was included in the Broadway musical comedy A Lonely Romeo. The great success of their score for the 1925 Theatre Guild production, The Garrick Gaieties, brought them great acclaim. They continued working together until Hart's death. Some other of his more famous lyrics include, "Blue Moon", "Isn't It Romantic?", "Mountain Greenery", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Manhattan", "Where or When", "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered", "Falling in Love with Love", "I'll Tell The Man In The Street" and "My Funny Valentine". Rodgers and Hart's final collaboration was in the fall of 1943 for a revival of A Connecticut Yankee. Five days after this show opened, Lorenz died in New York City

in 1946 - Aston "Family Man" Barrett (Jamaican bassist; The Upsetters/Bob Marley-Wailers/solo) is born

in 1947 - Rod Price (UK guitarist; Foghat/solo/guest) is born
in 1947 - Paloma San Basilio (Spanish singer) is born
in 1948 - Steve Ferguson (US guitarist, NRBQ/Ferguson & the Midwest Creole Ensemble) is born
in 1950 - Little Steven [Van Zandt], Asbury Park NJ, rocker (Born to Run) is born
in 1950 - [Ma]Tina Weymouth Coronado CA, rock bassist (Talking Heads-and She Was) is born

in 1950 - Steve Van Zandt (US guitarist; E Street Band/Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul) is born
in 1950 - Tina Weymouth (US bass; Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club) is born
in 1950 - Art Sullivan (Belgian singer) is born
in 1951 - Kent Nagano (US conductor) is born

in 1953 - Urmas Alender (Estonian singer) is born
in 1955 - Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz composer, dies at 91
in 1956 - Lawrence Gowan (Canadian singer; Styx) is born
in 1957 - Sharon Bailey rocker (Amazulu-Excitable) is born

in 1957 - Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY
in 1957 - Simon and Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom and Jerry"
in 1957 - Sharon Bailey (UK drummer; Amazulu) is born
in 1958 – Horse (Sheena McDonald) (Scottish singer/songwriter) is born
in 1960 - Eg White rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret) is born

in 1960 - Jim Bob (James Robert Morrison) (UK guitarist; Carter USM) is born
in 1961 - Stephen Hough (UK concert pianist) is born
in 1962 - Sumi Jo (South Korean operatic soprano)
in 1962 - Neil Fraser (UK lead guitar, vibraphone; Tindersticks) is born

in 1963 - Beatles release their 2nd album "With the Beatles" in UK
in 1967 - BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles

in 1967 - Edvin Kallstenius composer dies at 86
in 1968 - Rasa Don (Don Norris) (US drummer; Arrested Development) is born
in 1968 - Beatles release "Beatles," (White Album) their only double album
in 1969 - Acario Cotapos composer dies at 80

in 1975 - Yanai Aiko (Japanese singer) is born
in 1976 - Ville Valo (Finnish singer; HIM) is born
in 1977 - Annika Norlin (Swedish pop singer) is born
in 1978 - Karen O (Karen Lee Orzolek )(American singer: Yeah Yeah Yeahs) is born
in 1979 - Chris Doran (Irish singer) is born
in 1979 - Scott Robinson (UK singer; 5ive) is born
in 1980 - Malando [Arie Maasland] composer/orch leader (Ol‚ Guapa), dies at 72

in 1981 - Ben Adams (Benjamin Steven Adams) (UK vocals; A1) is born
in 1982 - Charlene Choi (Hong Kong singer; Twins) is born
in 1982 - Max Deutsch composer dies at 90

in 1983 - Corey Beaulieu (US guitarist; Trivium) is born
in 1983 - Tyler Hilton (US singer, actor) is born
in 1985 - Austin Brown (US singer: nephew of the late Michael Jackson) is born
in 1986 - Robert Sutton Whitney composer, dies at 82
in 1987 - Ted Taylor rock vocalist, dies
in 1991 - Jac de Jong Dutch MP/composer/businessman (Nedac-Sorbo), dies
in 1994 - L V Johnson Singer dies
in 1995 - Edna Deanne Fuelling dancer choreographer/drama teacher, dies at 90


in 1997 - Michael Hutchence dies at age 37.
Australian singer-songwriter, most famous for his work with rock band INXS; raised primarily in Hong Kong, at the age of eight he made his professional debut singing in a commercial for an area toy company. He gained a reputation as a enigmatic, sensual frontman, although his close friends and family always maintained he was much more introverted than his on stage persona. A talented lyricist, he co-wrote almost all of INXS' songs with Andrew Farriss, who has attributed his own success as a songwriter to Hutchence's 'genius.' (His naked body was found behind the door to his room. He had apparently hanged himself with his own belt and the buckle has broken away and his body was found kneeling on the floor, facing the door

in 2008 - MC Breed (Eric Breed) dies at age 36) American rapper; a Flint, Michigan-based rapper best known for his singles "Ain't No Future in Yo Frontin", which peaked at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 [2], and "Gotta Get Mine", featuring 2Pac, that made it to #6 on the Hot Rap Singles. (kidney failure) b. 1972
in 2009: Haydain Neale (39) Canadian singer-songwriter, from Hamilton, and the lead singer of the award winning band, Jacksoul. Jacksoul was one of Canada’s most successful contemporary soul groups, with a string of hits that included 'Can’t Stop' and 'Still Believe in Love'. The group won the Juno Award for R&B/soul recording of the year twice, in 2001 and 2007. Haydain, whose vocal style was compared to Seal, also received an Urban Music Award for songwriter of the year in 2004 and a SOCAN award in 2005, and was named president of the Songwriters Association of Canada in 2006. Haydain has only just recovered after in August 2007, a car collided with his Vespa scooter, leaving him in a coma with head injuries. After a long and slow recovery and bravely battling cancer, he just managed to finish their new album, Soulmate, co-produced by himself and Ron Lopata, the album he started almost three years ago, will be released by Sony Music Canada on December 1st. It contains 10 new songs written before singer Haydain Neal's accident

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On 2009 we posted
in 1585, English composer Thomas Tallis organist of the Chapel Royal under Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth, died in Greenwich, at the age of age of 80
in 1876, Spanish composer and conductor Manuel de Falla was born in Cadiz
in 1973, mezzo-Soprano Jennie Tourel died in New York City at the age of 73


Avon added:
1933 - the birth of brilliant Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.
Today's most notable premiers were Berlioz's Harold en Italie op. 16, in Paris, in 1834

and also Alexander Glazunov's Symphonic Poem “Stenka Rasin”, in St. Petersburg, in 1885.

To which we add:
in 1750 - Giuseppe Sammartini composer, dies at 55
in 1752 - Conrad Michael Schneider composer, dies at 79

in 1748 - Etienne Joseph Floquet composer is born
in 1765 - Thomas Attwood composer is born
in 1787 - Anton Schweitzer composer, dies at 52
in 1797 - Gabor Matray composer is born
in 1843 - Josef Sucher composer is born
in 1848 - Alfred Julius Becher composer, dies at 45
in 1853 - Johann Christian Friedrich Schneider composer, dies at 67
in 1853 - Francisco Andrevi y Castellar composer, dies at 67
in 1862 - Alberto Williams Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Etrerno Reposo) is born
in 1865 - Josef Leopold Zvonar composer, dies at 41
in 1878 - Ernest J King US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WW II) is born
in 1878 - Andre Caplet French composer/conductor (Conte Fantastic) is born
in 1887 - Paul Malengreau composer is born
in 1887 - Opera "Trumpeter of Sockingen" 1st American production (NYC)
in 1896 - Ruth Etting US dancer/singer/actress (Roman scandals) is born
in 1903 - Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"

in 1906 - Mervyn Roberts composer is born
His music is distinguished by its richly melodic character, and by its thorough craftsmanship. There are similarities with John Ireland and Paul Ladmirault, though the harmonies are Mervyn's own; rich and sometimes very unusual, but not dissonant. Some of the solo pieces require considerable technique, and are not easily playable by amateurs, e.g. Wind of Autumn, the Sonata, and the Preludes. With the possible exception of the Rhapsody, the later works are more accessible, and the Sonatina is not too difficult. The piano duet "Passacaglia" is unusual, being in 5/4 time. Amongst his most effective pieces, in spite of their brevity and simplicity, are the Welsh Folktunes arranged for piano solo. [ICP]

in 1916 - Eduard Napravnik composer, dies at 77
in 1919 - Claudio Santoro composer is born
in 1920 - Herman Nieland Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus) is born
in 1921 - Ferdinando "Fred" Buscaglione (Italian singer, actor) is born
in 1925 - Johnny Mandel (US trombonist, songwriter; Artie Shaw, Count Basie) is born
in 1926 - Frederic Ayers composer, dies at 50
in 1926 - Robert Lee Burnside (US blues singer, songwriter, guitarist) is born
in 1928 - Jakob Jez composer is born
in 1928 - Jerry Bock New Haven CT, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof) is born
in 1928 - Willis H. Schaefer (American composer; TV shows/commercials) is born
in 1931 - Gloria Lynne (US singer) is born

in 1931 - Evert Cornelis Dutch conductor/pianist, dies
in 1932 - Percy Pitt composer, dies at 63
in 1933 - Krzysztof Penderecki Debica Poland, composer (Hiroshima Threnody) is born
in 1935 - Johnny Kidd (Frederick Heath) (UK singer, songwriter; Johnny Kidd & the Pirates) is born
in 1937 - Louis Victor Saar composer, dies at 68
in 1939 - Betty Everett US singer (Getting Mighty Crowded) is born
in 1940 - Catherina van Rennes composer, dies at 82
in 1940 - Freddie Marsden (UK drums; Gerry & the Pacemakers) is born
in 1943 - British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operation
in 1945 - Keith Hampshire (UK born-Canadian singer-songwriter) is born
in 1948 - Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov composer, dies at 63
in 1949 - Sandra Stevens (UK singer; Brotherhood Of Man) is born
in 1949 - Alan Paul (US singer; Manhattan Transfer) is born

in 1950 - Cecil Hooker rocker (Snuff) is born
in 1952 - Albert van Raalte conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orch), dies at 62
in 1952 - Bill Troiano (US tuba player,teacher, clinician; Long Island Tuba Quartet) is born
in 1953 - Johan de Meij (Dutch conductor, trombonist, composer) is born
in 1953 - Francis Cabrel (French singer) is born

in 1954 - Bruce Hornsby (US accordion, pianist, singer; The Range) is born
in 1955 - Ludovico Einaudi (Italian composer and pianist) is born

in 1962 - Mike Nocito rocker is born
in 1962 - Chris Bostock (UK bassist, keyboards; Jo Boxers/freelance/guest) is born
in 1962 - Calvin Hayes (UK keyboardist; Johnny Hates Jazz) is born

in 1964 - Dave Ellefson bassist (Megadeth) is born
in 1964 - Beatles release "I Feel Fine" and "She's a Woman"
in 1966 - Charlie Grover musician (Sponge) is born
in 1966 - Ken Block (US lead vocals, acoustic guitar; Sister Hazel/solo) is born
in 1966 - Charlie Grover (US drummer; Sponge) is born
in 1967 - Patrick Mameli (Dutch lead vocalist, guitarist; Pestilence) is born

in 1967 - Patrick Mameli Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Pestilence) is born
in 1969 - Jonathan Seet (Canadian singer) is born
in 1972 - Chris Adler (US drummer; Lamb of God) is born
in 1972 – Kurupt (Ricardo Emmanuel Brown) (US gangsta rapper; Tha Dogg Pound) is born

in 1973 - Trick Daddy Dollars (Maurice Young) (US rapper) is born
in 1974 - Pall Isolfsson composer, dies at 81
in 1974 - Alex van Heerden (Sth African trumpeter, vocalist, accordionist;Gramadoelas/others) is born
in 1978 - Alison Mosshart (US singer; The Kills/The Dead Weather) is born

in 1979 - Judee Sill dies at age 35.US pianist, guitarist, singer-songwriter born in Oakland, California; she rebelled against her mother's remarrage to animator Ken Muse, eventually turning to petty crime and serving time in the early 60s. Around this time she became a heroin addict, eventually kicking the habit as she started to pursue a musical career. Her song "Lady-O" became a hit for the Turtles in 1969, and she caught the attention of David Crosby and Graham Nash, and playing with them as an opening act. She was signed to David Geffen's Asylum Records, and became part of the "Laurel Canyon Sound" made famous by Joni Mitchell and Carole King. Two albums, Judde Still in 1971 and Heart Food in 1972 were critically acclaimed, with a song from the first, "Jesus Was a Cross-Maker" getting her airplay and being covered by the Hollies. She also recorded demos for a third album in 1974, which were released with other rarities on the 2005 two-disc collection Dreams Come True. Many of her songs reflected her interests in Christian spirituality and metaphysics. After a series of car accidents and back surgery which left her in constant physical pain, she struggled with drug addiction and dropped out of the music scene

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1979 - Henry Coker dies at age 59.American jazz trombonist born in Dallas; his professional debut with John White in 1935. From 1937 to 1939 he played with Nat Towles's territory band, then moved to Hawaii to play with Monk McFay. After Pearl Harbor he returned to California, playing with Benny Carter, Illinois Jacquet, Eddie Heywood, and played in early, groundbreaking sessions by giants such as Charles Mingus in the late '40s and Sonny Rollins and R&B groups such as Johnny Otis and Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson and Charles Mingus. He fell ill from 1949-1951, but after his recovery he worked with Sonny Rollins,Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan and then joined Count Basie's band, playing and recording with him from 1952 to 1963. He toured with Ray Charles from 1966 to 1971. He did freelance and film/television studio work in the mid-1970s, rejoining Basie briefly in 1973 and Charles in 1976. Henry also appears on J.J. Johnson's Trombones Incorporated session, featuring ten trombonistsand bandleader Osie Johnson immortalized the trombonist with the solo feature tune "Cokernut Tree"

in 1983 - Thomas Pridgen (US drummer; The Mars Volta) is born
in 1984 - Lucas Grabeel (US actor, singer) is born


in 1992 - Roy Acuff dies at age 89. US country singer, fiddleplayer, and songwriter, the first living artist elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1962. Born in Maynardville, Tennessee, he was called the King of Country Music, and for more than 60 years he lived up to that title. Throughout his career, he was a champion for traditional country values, enforcing his beliefs as a performer, a music publisher, and as the Grand Master of the Grand Ole Opry. Roy was the first country music superstar after the death of Jimmie Rodgers, pioneering an influential vocal style that complemented the spare, simple songs he was performing. Generations of artists, from Hank Williams to George Jones, have been influenced by him, and countless others have paid respect to him. At the time of his death in 1992, he was still actively involved in the Grand Ole Opry, and was as popular as ever. Over his long career he released 43 albums with many hit singles including "The Prodigal Son", "I'll Forgive You But I Can't Forget", "Write Me Sweetheart", "(Our Own) Jole Blon", "The Waltz of the Wind", "This World Can't Stand Long", "Tennessee Waltz", "A Sinner's Death", and "Once More". In 1991, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts, and given a lifetime achievement award by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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