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Old November 23rd, 2010, 05:56 AM   #581

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in 1992 - Miley Ray Cyrus (Destiny Hope Cyrus) (US singer, songwriter, actress) is born
in 1993 - Tatiana Nikolajeva Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
in 1994 - Eldero L D Williams tenor saxophonist, dies at 70
in 1994 - Erick Frederick Hawkins US dancer/wed to Martha Graham, dies at 85


in 1994 - Tommy Boyce dies at age 55. American songwriter, born in Phoenix, Arizona he was one half of Boyce & Hart, well known for The Monkees songs. Tommy's first success the song "Be My Guest" he wrote for Fats Domino, the song hit No.8 in the US and No.11 in the UK. He met Bobby Hart in 1959, their breakthrough was with Chubby Checker, "Lazy Elsie Molly", in 1964. They went on to write hits for Jay & the Americans-"Come a Little Bit Closer", Paul Revere & the Raiders-"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" and The Leaves-"Words". The duo also wrote the theme song to the daytime soap Days of Our Lives. In late 1965, they wrote, produced and performed the soundtrack to the pilot of The Monkees and several of theirhits. Boyce and Hart embarked on a successful career as recording artists in their own right, releasing three albums on A&M Records: Test Patterns, I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight, and It's All Happening on the Inside. The duo also had five charting singles; the most well-known of these was "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight, in early 1968, selling over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Boyce and Hart wrote in excess of 300 songs and sold more than 42 million records as a partnership (he struggled with depression, and suffering a brain aneurysm, he shot himself while in the sitting room of his house)

in1995 - Junior Walker (Autry DeWalt II / Autry De Walt Mixon) dies at age 64. American singer, saxophonist; he formed his own band the 'Jumping Jacks' when he was only 14 years old. His friend, drummer Billy Nix, started his own group the 'Rhythm Rockers', now and again, the 2 musicians would play in each others bands. Billy aquired a regular gig at a local TV station in South Bend, Indiana, and asked Junoir to join him and his keyboardist, Fred Patton permanently. Shortly after, local singer Willie Woods joined the group. When Billy got drafted into the US Army, Jr.Walker, Fred and Willie moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, where they were joined by drummer Tony Washington and soon Victor Thomas replaced Fred on piano. This new line up called themseves the 'All Stars'. Junior got his big break in 1961, when Johnny Bristol saw the band he recommended them to Harvey Fuqua, who signed them to his record label and changed their name to Junior Walker & the All Stars. When Harvey's labels were taken over by Motown's Berry Gordy, Jr. Walker & The All Stars became members of the Motown Records family, recording on Motown's Soul label. In 1966, Billy "Stix" Nicks once again met up with Junior, and joined band. Their first and signature hit was "Shotgun", written by Junior, it reached No.4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 1 on the R&B chart in 1965, and was followed by many other hits, such as "I'm a Road Runner", "Pucker Up Buttercup", "Shake and Fingerpop", "Come See About Me", and "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)?". In 1979, Junior Walker went solo and was signed to Norman Whitfield's.. Whitfield Records label. He also played the sax on the group Foreigner's "Urgent" in 1981. In 1983, Junior re-signed with Motown and was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1995, a few months before he died. Junior's song, "Shotgun", was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002

in 1996 - Art Porter Jr dies at age 35. American jazz saxophonist and son of jazz musician Art Porter, Sr; born in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 9 he joined his father's band as a drummer and played with them into his teenage years. Art Porter Sr. helped Bill Clinton pass legislation that would allow a minor to play in a night club if a parent or guardian was present. This became known as the Art Porter Bill. In the mid 1980s young Art moved to Chicago, Illinois and studied tenor saxophone with Von Freeman and performed with Pharoah Sanders and Jack McDuff. During the 1990s he developed an interest in R&B and hip hop and merged elements of these into his performances. Soon after this, Art signed with Verve Records/Polygram Records and produced several albums, beginning in the summer of 1992 with Pocket City, followed by Straight to the Point, Undercover and finally Lay Your Hands On Me. These albums were known as by people wanting their "smooth jazz" not too smooth. Art and his father performed for President Clinton during his 1993 inauguration, playing Amazing Grace at a prayer breakfast (drowned when the boat he was on sprung a leak & sank)

in 1996 - Art Porter saxophonist, dies at 35

in 2001 - O.C. Smith (Ocie Lee Smith) dies at age 69. American singer born in Mansfield, Louisiana, but moved with his parents to Little Rock, Arkansas, then with his mother to LA, California. His first break as a singer with Sy Oliver after which he released his debut single, a cover of the Little Richard hit "Tutti Frutti" in December 1955. In 1961, he was recruited by Count Basie, a position he held until 1965. In 1968, he entered the charts for the first time with "Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp", which reached No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart and broke the Top 40 in the US. His "Little Green Apples," which went to No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and received a gold record from the R.I.A.A. for sales of one million records. He continued to record, reaching the R&B, Adult Contemporary and pop charts in his home country with the likes of "Daddy's Little Man", "Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife", "Me and You" and "Love To Burn". He also returned to the UK Singles Chart in 1977 with "Together", reaching a Top 30 position. He became Dr. O.C. Smith, pastor of the City of Angels Science of Mind Centre in LA and he continued to preach until his death

in 2005 - Chris Whitley dies at age 45. American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist born in Houston; he learned to play guitar at 15 and spent the early 1980s busking on the streets of New York City and played with Marc Miller, Arto Lindsay and Michael Beinhorn. From 1983 he spent 4 years in Belgium. Back in New York City he was signed to Columbia Records after which 16 albums of Chris have been released debuting with Living with the Law in 1991. In 2000, Chris recorded Perfect Day with Chris Wood and Billy Martin. Chris also recorded with Shawn Colvin on Fat City, Cassandra Wilson on Blue Light 'til Dawn and New Moon Daughter, Rob Wasserman and Les Claypool on Johnny Society on Wood and Clairvoyance, Wasserman's Trios, Goat on All of My Friends, Joe Henry on Fuse, Michael Shrieve on Fascination, Chocolate Genius on GodMusic), Ely Guerra on Lotofire, Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum on Faces & Names, Clint Mansell on the Knockaround Guys soundtrack, also with DJ Logic, Little Jimmy Scott, Mike Watt, Daniel Lanois, and Jeff Lang. Chris's "Breaking Your Fall" from Hotel Vast Horizon-2003, won in The 3rd Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song. He won again the following year in The 4th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Blues/R&B Song with "Her Furious Angels" from War Crime Blues

in 2006 - Betty Comden dies at age 89. American lyricist born in New York City; she was one-half of the musical-comedy duo Comden and Green, who provided lyrics, libretti, and screenplays to some of the most beloved and successful Hollywood musicals and Broadway shows of the mid-20th century. Her writing partnership with Adolph Green lasted for six decades, during which time they collaborated with other leading entertainment figures such as the famed "Freed Unit" at MGM, Jule Styne and Leonard Bernstein, gathering 7 Tony Awards out of 12 nominations along the way. Singin' in the Rain; The Band Wagon; It's Always Fair Weather; Two on the Aisle; Wonderful Town; Subways Are For Sleeping; Fade Out - Fade In; and Hallelujah, Baby! are just a few musicals they worked on. Their final musical hit was 1991's The Will Rogers Follies (heart failure)

in 2006 - Anita O'Day (Anita Belle Colton) dies at age 87. Amerocan jazz singer sometimes nicknamed "Jezabel of Jazz"; admired for her sense of rhythm and dynamics, and her early big band appearances shattered the traditional image of the "girl singer". Refusing to pander to any female stereotype, she presented herself as a "hip" jazz musician, wearing a band jacket and skirt as opposed to an evening gown. She started out as a chorus girl in such Uptown venues as the Celebrity Club and the Vanity Fair, then found work as a singer and waitress at the Ball of Fire, the Vialago, and the Planet Mars. In 1939 she sang for Miller's Quartet, until 1941 when she joined Gene Krupa, of the 34 sides she recorded with Krupa, it was "Let Me Off Uptown", a novelty duet with Roy Eldridge, that became her first big hit, and Down Beat named her "New Star of the Year". In the 50s also began performing in festivals and concerts with such musicians as Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Dinah Washington, Cal Tjader, George Shearing, and Thelonious Monk. She appeared in the documentary Jazz on a Summer's Day, filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival which increased her popularity. Her career seemed over when she nearly died of a heroin overdose in 1968. After kicking the habit, she made a comeback at the 1970 Berlin Jazz Festival. She also appeared in the films Zig Zag (1970) and The Outfit (1974). She resumed making live and studio albums, many recorded in Japan, and several were released on her own label, Emily Records. (Anita died peacefully in her sleep.)

in 2007 - Frank Guarrera dies at age 83.Italian-American lyric baritone who enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the Metropolitan Opera, singing with the company for a total of 680 performances. He performed 35 different roles at the Met, mostly from the Italian and French repertories, from 1948 through 1976. His most frequent assignments at the house were as Escamillo in Georges Bizet's Carmen, Marcello in Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème, Valentin in Charles Gounod's Faust, and Ping in Puccini's Turandot. He was also an admired interpreter of Mozart roles, establishing himself in the parts of both Guglielmo and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte and Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. Most of the roles he portrayed were from the lyric repertoire, such as the title role in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, but he also sang some heavier roles at the Met like Amonasro in Aïda, Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West and Il conte di Luna in Il trovatore (diabetes)

in 2008 - Richard Sidney Hickox CBE dies at age 60.UK conductor of choral, orchestral and operatic music; founded the City of London Sinfonia in 1971, remaining music director until his death, and also founded the Richard Hickox Singers & Orchestra in the same year. He was the director of music at the Endellion Music Festival from 1972 to 2008. In 1972 at the age of only 24 he was appointed Martin Neary's successor as organist and master of music at St. Margaret's, Westminster, subsequently adding the directorships of the London Symphony Chorus, and Bradford Festival Chorus. In 1990, he co-founded the baroque orchestra Collegium Musicum 90 with Simon Standage. He was Associate Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1985 until his death. He was also Chorus Director of the London Symphony Chorus from 1976 to 1991, with whom he premiered The Three Kings by Peter Maxwell Davies in 1995. He also premiered that composer's A Dance on the Hill in 2005

in 2008 - Richard "Richey" James Edwards Welsh guitarist, the former co-lyricist and rhythm guitarist of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers has been officially 'presumed dead'. He disappeared on February 1st

in 2008 - Robert Lucas dies at age 46.American singer and guitarist former member of Canned Heat blues-rock band, He was one of four singers to have fronted the band during its more than 40 year history and had two stints fronting the band. In his solo career and has recorded seven solo albums and has performed with Big Joe Turner, George Smith, Pee Wee Crayton, Lowell Fulsom, Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, and Percy Mayfield among others. He has been recognised by blues fans and critics worldwide as one of the most inspired singer, player and songwriter talents of the past decade

in 2009 - Richard Meale dies at age 77. Australian composer; he studied piano with Winifred Burston at the NSW State Conservatorium of Music, as well as clarinet, harp, history and theory, before studying at the University of California, Los Angeles and other American institutions. He is best known for the 1986 opera Voss, with libretto by David Malouf based on the novel of the same title by Patrick White. Malouf also collaborated with Meale on his second operatic project, Mer de glace (1986–91), a tableaux-like juxtaposition of some ideas of the novel Frankenstein alongside the real dealings of Mary Shelley with Shelley and Byron. From 1969 to 1988 he was part of the music faculty of the University of Adelaide, South Australia. In 2000, Meale was conferred Doctor of Letters honoris causa by the University of New England in New South Wales

in 2009: - Pim Koopman dies at age 56. Dutch progressive rock drummer, born in Hilversum, he co-founded the band Kayak in 1972, along with Ton Scherpenzeel, Johan Slager and Max Werner. He left the band in 1976 and went on to become a record producer, and was successful with acts such as Maywood, Petra Berger, Valensia and Robby Valentine. He returned to Kayak for the reunion in 1999 and had been playing drums in Kayak until his death. His last album with the band 'Letters From Utopia' was released on Sept 16th 2009. As well as his musical talents, he was the composer of six entries to the Eurovision Song Contest: “Jouw lach" performed by Dick Rienstra in 1977, "Later" by Brigitte in 1984, "Déja Vu" and "Champagne" by Willeke Alberti in 1994, "De wereld is van jou" by Gina de Wit and "Met of zonder jou" by Clau-Dya's in 1996. He has been involved with two other bands, 'Diesel' and 'The President' which was a collaboration with Okkie Huysdens.
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24 November

On 2009 chooki posted:
Composer Alfred Schnittke (1934)

We posted:
in 1848, German soprano Lilli Lehmann was born in Würzburg
in 1859, 16 years old Adelina Patti made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Lucia di Lammermoor
in 1868, American composer and pianist Scott Joplin was born near Marshall, Texas
in 1938, Swedish tenor Jussi Bjoerling made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in La Boheme


To which we add:
in 1615 - Sethus Calvisius composer, dies at 59
in 1650 - Manuel Cardoso composer, dies at 83

in 1690 - Charles Theodore Pachelbel composer is born
in 1722 - Johann Adam Reincken German organist/composer, dies at 99
in 1747 - Felice Alessandri composer is born
in 1768 - Jean-Engelbert Pauwels composer is born
in 1795 - Josif Josifovich Genishta composer is born
in 1800 - Weber's opera "Das Waldm„dchen," premieres in Freiburg

in 1822 - Karl Jacob Wagner composer, dies at 50
in 1838 - Karl Ludwig Hellwig composer, dies at 65
in 1842 - Pehr Frigel composer, dies at 92

in 1880 - Hanri Reber composer, dies at 73
in 1889 - Albert J Sylvester England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977) is born
in 1892 - Isidor Achron composer is born
in 1899 - Jan Adam Maklakiewicz composer is born
in 1900 - Cornelius Kee composer is born

in 1903 - Charles Dupee Blake composer, dies at 56
in 1905 - Harry Barris (US popular singer-songwriter, pianist) is born
in 1905 - Irene Wicker The Singing Lady (US singer and actress) is born
in 1908 - Ray Carter Chicago Ill, orch leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party) is born
in 1909 - Hans Melchior Brugk composer is born
in 1912 - Theodore "Teddy" Wilson US jazz pianist/arranger is born

in 1912 - Theodore "Teddy" Wilson (U.S. jazz pianist/arranger) is born
in 1916 - John Francis Barnett composer, dies at 79
in 1917 - Richard Bilderback Hervig composer is born
in 1917 - Rita Corita [Hendrika Sturm], Dutch singer is born
in 1918 - William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis musician is born

in 1925 - Al Cohn (American jazz tenor sax player) is born
in 1927 - Alfred Kraus Las Palmas Canary Islands, tenor (La Scala) is born
in 1927 - Emma Lou Diemer composer is born

in 1929 - Eileen Barton Bkln singer (Broadway Open House) is born
in 1934 - Claudio Prieto composer is born
in 1934 - Alfred Schnittke Russia, composer (St Florian) is born
in 1939 - Jim Yester Birmingham Alabama, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association) is born
in 1940 - Wendell Morris Logan composer is born
in 1941 - Pete Best (UK drummer; Beatles/Pete Best Combo) is born
in 1941 - Gary Boyle rocker (Isotope) is born
in 1941 - Donald "Duck" Dunn TN, bassist (Booker T-Mar-Keys, Walkin' the Dog) is born
in 1942 - Bayani Mendoza de Leon composer is born

in 1942 - Billy Connolly (Scottish singer, actor, comedian; Humblebums) is born
in 1943 - Lee Michaels rocker is born

in 1943 - Robin Williamson (Scottish vocalist, keyboards, violin, guitar; Incredible String Band) in is born
in 1943 - Richard Tee (Richard Ten Ryk) (US pianist, studio musician, singer, arranger) is born
in 1944 - Bev Bevan (UK drummer, percussion; The Move/ELO/Black Sabbath) is born

in 1944 - Vaclav Stepan composer, dies at 54
in 1945 - Lee Michaels (Mike Olsen) (US keyboardist, guitar, sax, trombone, accordion, vocals) is born
in 1946 - Alfonso Broqua composer, dies at 70
in 1947 - Dave Sinclair (UK keyboardist, pianos, synthesizer; Caravan/Hatfield and the North/others) is born
in 1948 - Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski composer, dies at 64
in 1949 - Anita Louis US singer (Soul Children, I'll Be the Other Woman) is born
in 1949 - Martin Duiser (Dutch record producer) is born
in 1953 - Tod Machover composer is born

in 1953 - George Alexander Russell composer, dies at 73
in 1955 - Clement Burke (Elvis Ramone) (US drummer; Blondie/Ramones/sessionist/guest) is born

in 1956 - Guido Cantelli dies at age 36. Italian conductor and musical director born in Novara, Italy, studied at the Milan Conservatory in Italy and began a promising conducting career. Over his short career he had conducted not only in many of the most famous concert halls of Europe but also in the US and South Africa. Among his commercial recordings are Beethoven's 7th symphony, Brahms' 1st and 3rd symphonies, Franck's D minor symphony, with the NBC Symphony in Carnegie Hall in stereo from 6 April 1954, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Paul Hindemith's Mathis der Maler, Liszt's 2nd piano concerto with Claudio Arrau, and shorter pieces by Ravel, Rossini, and others and he recorded Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with the New York Philharmonic for Columbia Records. Guido was named Musical Director of La Scala, Milan, on November 16th 1956 but his promising career was cut short only one week later

in 1957 - Chris Hayes (US guitarist, vocals; Huey Lewis and the News) is born
in 1958 – Carmel (Carmel McCourt) (UK singer; Carmel) is born
in 1958 - Carmel[McCourt] England, rocker (Storm, More More More) is born

in 1960 - Edgar Meyer (US bassist, composer; jazz/classical sessionist) is born
in 1962 - John Squire English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums) is born

in 1962 - John Squire (UK guitar; Stone Roses) is born
in 1964 - Tony Rombola (US guitarist; Godsmack) is born
in 1966 - The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sgt Pepper"
in 1966 - Russell Watson (UK pop & opera singer) is born
in 1967 - Henrik Brockmann (Danish heavy metal singer; Royal Hunt/Evil Masquerade/others) is born
in 1968 - Dawn Robinson singer (En Vogue) is born

in 1969 - Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (US bassist, vocals; Killing Spree/Danzig/freelance) is born
in 1970 - Chad Taylor musician (Live) is born

in 1970 - Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky composer, dies at 76
in 1970 - Chad Taylor (US lead guitarist; Live) is born
in 1970 - Julieta Venegas (Latin grammy award winning Mexican singer, instrumentalist, songwriter) is born

in 1972 - Hall Overton US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
in 1974 - Machel Montano (Trinidad & Tobago soca singer, record producer, songwriter) is born
in 1985 - Julia Alexandratou (Greek fashion model, singer) is born


in 1985 - Big Joe Turner dies at age 74. American singer; although he came to his greatest fame in the 1950s with his pioneering rock and roll recordings, particularly "Shake, Rattle and Roll", his career as a performer stretched from the 1920s into the 1980s. He started singing on street corners for money, then leaving school at age fourteen to begin working the Kansas City's club scene, first as a cook, and later as a singing bartender, he became known as The Singing Barman, and worked in such venues as The Kingfish Club and The Sunset, where he and his piano playing partner Pete Johnson became resident performers. He went on to have hits in the late 1930s with "Cherry Red", "Careless Love", "I Want A Little Girl" and "Wee Baby Blues"

in 1990 - Bulent Arel composer, dies at 72

in 1991 - Eric "The Fox" Carr ( Paul Caravello) dies at age 41. American drummer, best known for his work with the rock band Kiss, replacing Peter Criss in 1980, remaining a member until he became ill in 1991. He had been playing in cover bands throughout the 1970s.. His Kiss persona, was first made up as "The Hawk," but later adopted the persona of "The Fox", he was also part of the band's stage makeup removal of their live on MTV in 1983. He also played guitar, bass guitar, piano and sang background vocals, he sung lead vocals on "Black Diamond" and "Young and Wasted" live with Kiss. He sang lead on the remake of "Beth" in the studio on the album Smashes, Thrashes & Hits. In 1989 he sang lead vocal on a self-penned, studio track titled "Little Caesar,". His last live performance with Kiss was November 9, 1990 in New York City, at Madison Square Garden

in 1991 - Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara) dies at age 45. Zanzibar-born British musician, best known as the lead singer, pianist and co-founder of the rock band Queen, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. He came to England at the age of 17 and earned a Diploma in Art and Graphic Design at Ealing Art College, later using these skills to design the Queen crest. Freddie remained a British citizen for the rest of his life. He was a fan of Aretha Franklin, The Who, Jim Croce, Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, and The Beatles, but his favourite performer was singer-actress Liza Minnelli. Following graduation, he joined a series of bands and sold second-hand clothes in the Kensington Market in London. He also held a job at Heathrow airport. In April 1970, he joined with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor who had previously been in a band called Smile. Despite reservations from the other members, Freddie chose the name "Queen" for the new band. As a performer, he was known for his four-octave vocal range and onstage theatricality and flamboyant performances. As a songwriter, he composed many international hits, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", which many rate the greatest song of all time, "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Don't Stop Me Now", "We Are the Champions", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", and "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy". In addition to his work with Queen, Freddie also led a solo career and was occasionally a producer and guest musician, piano or vocals for other artists. He who was of Indian Parsi descent and grew up in India, has been referred to as "Britain's first Asian rock star."

in 1992 - Mary Smithuysen Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies

in 1993 - Albert Collins dies at age 61. American legendary blues guitarist, singer; he had many nicknames, such as "The Ice Man", "The Master of the Telecaster" and "The Razor Blade". He began recording in 1960 and released singles, including many instrumentals such as the million selling "Frosty". In the spring of 1965 he moved to Kansas City, Missouri and made a name for himself. His genius was acknowledged by the music world in 1983, when he won the W. C. Handy Award for his album Don't Lose Your Cool, which won the award for best blues album of the year. The Fender Custom Shop created an accurate replica of the "Ice Man"'s namesake '66 Custom Telecaster in 1990, which featured a double-bound swamp ash body, a custom-shaped maple neck sporting a separate laminated maple fingerboard with 21 vintage frets, a custom-wound Seymour Duncan '59 humbucker in the neck position and a Fender Texas Special Tele single-coil in the bridge

in 1995 - Woiciech Woytek Wiesidlowski Lowski dancer, dies at 56
in 1996 - Edison Vasalievich Denisov composer, dies at 67

in 2001 - Melanie Janene Thornton dies at age 34. American-German pop singer born in Charleston, South Carolina. She had dual citizenship in Germany and the United States and in 1992 Melanie relocated to Germany where she found fame fronting the Eurodance group La Bouche. They recorded hits such as "Be My Lover" and "Sweet Dreams" in the mid-1990s. She also forged a moderately successful solo career in Germany before her death. Her hits include 'Love How You Love Me', 'Wonderful Dream', 'Memories' and 'Heartbeat' (Tragically died in a plane crash of the Crossair Flight 3597 near Bassersdorf by Zurich in Switzerland) b. May 13th 1967
2004: James Wong Jim/Uncle Jim/Wong Jum-sum (64) Cantopop lyricist, writer and TV host born in Panyu, in what now is part of Guangzhou, China and migrated to Hong Kong with his family in 1949. As a lyricist of Cantonese songs in Hong Kong from the 1960s, he wrote over 2,000 songs, collaborating with composer Joseph Koo aka. Gu Gaa-fai, on many popular TVB TV drama theme songs, many of which have become classics of the genre. He also hosted several TV programs, mostly interviews or talk shows oriented towards adults, on both TVB and ATV. One of the talk shows called "Off-guard Tonight" , co-hosted by himself and his close friends Chua Lam and Ni Kuang on ATV, is particularly remembered. He took part in creative directing positions within the entertainment industry in Hong Kong. He was also an alumnus of La Salle College. Many fans like to call him "Uncle Jim"


in 2006 - Walter Booker dies at age 73.
American jazz bass and double bassist; recorded and toured with Ray Bryant, Betty Carter, Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Art Farmer, Milt Jackson, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins, before joining the Cannonball Adderley Quintet with who he stayed with til 1975. He then built, and ran the Boogie Woogie Studio in NYC, a mecca for musicians from all over the world, and through the 1980s, he played and recorded with Nat Adderley, Nick Brignola, Arnett Cobb, Richie Cole, John Hicks, Billy Higgins, Clifford Jordan, Pharoah Sanders, Sarah Vaughan, and Phil Woods

in 2006 - Juhani "Juice" Leskinen dies at age 56. Finnish singer-songwriter; one of the most prominent Finnish singer-songwriters of the late 20th century. From the early 1970s onward he released nearly 30 full-length albums, as well as writing song lyrics for dozens of Finnish artists. Many of his songs have reached classic status in Finnish popular music... "Viidestoista yö", "Kaksoiselämää" and "Syksyn sävel".


in 2007 - Casey Calvert dies at age 26. American guitarist for the emo/post-hardcore band Hawthorne Heights. The band, who were originally named A Day in the Life, have released three studio albums on Victory Records since changing their name to Hawthorne Heights of which Casey recorded on the first two, "The Silence in Black and White" which reached platinum and the gold selling "If Only You Were Lonely"


in 2008 - Michael Lee (Michael Gary Pearson) dies at age 39. British world renowned drummer; toured and recorded with former Led Zeppelin musicians Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, also played drums with Little Angels, The Cult, Echo & The Bunnymen, the reformed version of Thin Lizzy, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Guns 'N' Roses, Lenny Kravitz, Holosade, Alaska, Sweet Janes and many more. Most recently he had toured with Jeff Martin and played drums on Jeff's new solo album, "Exile and the Kingdom". He also performed with The Cult founders Billy Duffy and Ian Astbury on their Ceremony tour and cooperated on the 2006 album Gillan's Inn


in 2008 - Kenny MacLean dies at age 52. Scottish/Canadian bassist best known as a former member of the Canadian New Wave group, the multi-platinum selling band Platinum Blonde. He had been a SOCAN member for over 28 years and written and recorded tracks for many prominent Canadian artists and has worked with noted producers including Terry Brown, David Foster, Bernard Edwards and Carter. He had been working on his 3rd solo album, which he had completed just before his death entitled "Completely at Toronto's Mod Club", it was released on Friday November 21st 2008


in 2009 - Amy Black dies at age 36. British mezzo-soprano opera singer of Hedon, near Hull, she studied at the Royal Academy of Music, toured with the European Opera, as well as spending seasons with the English National Opera. She gave many concerts and recitals in the UK and many other places around the world, most recently performing in the role of Mercedes in Carmen for both the Scottish Opera and English National Opera. Amy underwent heart surgery in June for a defect in her aortic valve but had recently resumed performing. She often sang before Hull FC rugby league matches at the KC Stadium. A founder member of the London Theatre Voices, a quartet of friends who met while singing for the ENO, she was also known as the star of Classics in the Park, held at Brantingham, Yorkshire. Amy spent the six months working on the musicals “On the Town” with June Whitfield and “Kismet”, singing along side Michael Ball at The London Coliseum in the West End and was recently flown out to Qatar to entertain the legendary Tenor Placido Domingo
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25 November

On 2009 we posted:
in 1927, violinist Yehudi Menuhin made his solo debut at the age of 11 performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the New York Symphony Society Orchestra
in 1965 Death of English pianist Dame Myra Hess in London at the age of 75


Chookie added:
Born on this day Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752)

To which we add:
in 1640 - Giles Farnaby composer, dies
in 1734 - Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel composer is born
in 1737 - Christian Friedrich Penzel composer is born
in 1741 - Johann Christian Frischmuth composer is born

in 1750 - Francesco Feroci composer, dies at 77
in 1752 - Johann Friedrich Reichardt composer is born

in 1755 - Johann Georg Pisendel German violist/composer, dies at 76
in 1753 - Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth composer is born

in 1773 - Carl Hockh composer dies at 66
in 1787 - Franz Xavier Gruber Austria, organist/composer (Silent Night) is born

in 1805 - Opera "Thais" 1st American performance

in 1815 - Johann Peter Saloman composer, dies at 70
Salomon brought Joseph Haydn to London in 1791-92 and 1794-95, and together with Haydn led the first performances of many of the works that Haydn composed while in England. Haydn wrote his symphonies numbers 93 to 104 for these trips, which are sometimes known as the Salomon symphonies (they are more widely known as the London symphonies.

in 1830 - Pierre Rode composer dies at 56
in 1834 - Jean-Baptist Colyns composer is born
in 1839 - Stanislaw Duniecki composer is born

in 1847 - Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)
in 1856 - Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev Russia, composer (Oresteia) is born
in 1862 - Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin composer is born
in 1873 - Dirk Schafer Dutch pianist/composer (Javanese Rhapsody) is born
in 1881 - Peder Gram composer is born

in 1883 - Ludwig Erk composer dies at 76
in 1886 - Rex Maupin St Joseph Mo, orch leader (Tin Pan Alley TV) is born
in 1895 - Wilhelm Kempff Juterbog Germany, pianist (Unter dem Zimbelstern) is born

in 1895 - Edmond van der Straeten Belgian lawyer/musicologist, dies at 68
in 1896 - Virgil Thomson KC Mo, composer/music critic (4 Saints in 3 Acts) is born

in 1897 - Willie "The Lion" Smith (US Jazz Pianist) is born
in 1899 - Robert Lowry composer dies at 73
in 1900 - Arthur Schwartz composer (Girl from Paris, Excuse my Dust) is born
in 1901 - Tibor Serly Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy) is born

in 1901 - Josef Gabriel Rheinberger German composer/music theorist, dies at 62
in 1904 - Herbert Reynolds Inch composer is born

in 1904 - Toni Ortelli (Italian composer and alpinist) is born
in 1914 - Davorin Jenko composer dies at 79
in 1914 - Eddie Boyd blues vocal/pianist (Mississippi) is born
in 1922 - Ilja Hurnik composer is born

in 1922 - Gloria Lasso (Rosa María Coscolin) (Spanish-born singer) is born
in 1924 - Paul Desmond US jazz saxophonist is born
in 1924 - Tui St George Tucke, composer is born

in 1925 - Royal G. "Rusty" Bryant (US jazz tenor and alto saxophonist) is born
in 1928 - Etta Jones (US jazz singer) is born
in 1928 - James "Jimmy" Johnson (US gospel/blues singer/guitarist) is born
in 1929 - Theo Bruins Dutch pianist/composer (Sei Studii) is born

in 1931 - Nathaniel Adderley (American jazz cornetist) is born
in 1933 - Krzysztof Pendereck Polish composer (Die Teufel von Loudon) is born
in 1933 - Ramiro Cortes composer is born
in 1940 - Percy Sledge soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman) is born

in 1940 - Percy Sledge (US soul singer) is born
in 1942 - Bob Lind (US folk music singer/songwriter) is born
in 1943 - Roy Lynes rocker (Status Quo) is born

in 1946 - Bev Bevan (UK rock drummer:The Move/Electric Light Orchestra/Black Sabbath/ELO 2) is born
in 1947 - Val Fuentes (US drummer; It's A Beautiful Day) is born
in 1947 - Linda Laflamme rocker is born

in 1947 - Zé Rodrix (José Rodrigues Trindade) (Brazilian composer, musician, singer; several band/solo) is born
in 1949 - [Boris] Alexander Godunov Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard) is born

in 1949 - "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts
in 1949 - Luther "Bill" Robinson "Bojangles" famed tap dancer, dies at 71
in 1950 - Jocelyn Brown (uk singer; solo/extensive background singer) is born
in 1951 - Bill Morrissey (US folk singer, songwriter) is born
in 1952 - Antonio Guarnieri composer, dies at 72
in 1952 - Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin composer, dies at 71
in 1958 - Gary Coveyou rocker is born
in 1959 - Steve Rother, Brampton, guitarist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws) is born

in 1959 - Steve Rothery (UK guitarist; Marillion) is born
in 1960 - Amy Grant (US singer) is born
in 1960 - Kasey Smith (US keyboardist; Danger Danger/Get With It) is born
in 1963 - Holly Cole (Canadian jazz singer) is born
in 1964 - Mark Lanegan (US singer, songwriter; Queen Of The Stone Age/Screaming Trees/solo) is born

in 1965 - Dame Myra Hess DBE dies at age 75. British pianist born in London. At the age of five she began to study the piano and two years later entered the Guildhall School of Music, where she graduated as winner of the gold medal. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Tobias Matthay. was most renowned for her interpretations of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann, but had a wide repertoire ranging from Domenico Scarlatti to contemporary works. She gave the premiere of Howard Ferguson's Piano Sonata and his Piano Concerto. She also played a good amount of chamber music, and performed in a piano duo with Irene Scharrer. She promoted public awareness of the piano duo and two-piano works of Schubert. She made a well-known arrangement for piano of the chorale prelude "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" (known in English as "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring") from Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata No. 147 "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben"

in 1966 - Stacy Lattisaw Wash DC, disco singer (Million Dollar Baby) is born

in 1966 - Tim Armstrong (US: vocals, guitar, drum; Rancid/The Transplants/Operation Ivy) is born
in 1967 - Rodney Sheppard (Trinidadian guitarist; Sugar Ray) is born
in 1968 - Erick Sermon (Erick Onasis/The Green Eyed Bandit/E-Double-E) (US rap artist) is born
in 1968 - Tunde Emanuel Baiyewu (UK singer, Lighthouse Family) is born
in 1968 - Marcel Labey composer dies at 93
in 1969 - John Lennon returns OBE to protest UK's support for Vietnam War

in 1970 - Albert Ayler dies at age 34. American jazz saxophonist, singer and composer, born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, he was among the most primal of the free jazz musicians of the 1960s. He was first taught alto saxophone by his father. In 1952, at the age of 16, he began playing bar-walking, honking, R&B-style tenor with blues singer and harmonica player Little Walter, spending two summer vacations with Walter's band. He later studied at the Academy of Music in Cleveland with jazz saxophonist Benny Miller. Albert relocated to Sweden in 1962 where his recording career began, leading Swedish and Danish groups on radio sessions, and jamming as an unpaid member of Cecil Taylor's band in the winter of 1962-1963. Back in New York, US, he found respect and he influenced the new generation of jazz players, as well as veterans like John Coltrane who he worked with. In 1964 he toured Europe, with the trio augmented with trumpeter Don Cherry, recorded and released as The Hilversum Session. On his return from Europe, Albert embarked on his first major recording contract, since John Coltrane, recording The Village Concerts, New Grass, and Music is the Healing Force of the Universe

in 1972 - Mark Morton (US guitarist; Lamb Of God) is born

in 1974 - Nick Drake dies at age 26. British singer songwriter and multi-musician, but his primary instrument was the guitar, though he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, and saxophone. Not appreciated in his lifetime, but since his death his work has grown steadily in stature, to the extent that he now ranks among the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years, his songs have been covered by many greats and in 2004, 30 years after his death, he gained his first chart hit when two singles, "Magic" and "River Man", were released to coincide with the compilation album 'Made to Love Magic', later that year, the BBC aired a radio documentary about Nick, narrated by Brad Pitt

in 1978 - Shina Ringo (Japanese singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist) is born
in 1979 - Thea Gilmore (UK singer, songwriter) is born
in 1983 - Kirsty Crawford (Scottish singer, songwriter; Pop Idol finalist) is born
in 1986 - Katie Cassidy (US actress, singer) is born
in 1987 – Dolla (Roderick Anthony Burton II) (US rap artist; Da Razkalz Cru/solo is born

in 1995 - Don Goldie (Donald Elliott Goldfield) dies at age 65. American versatile jazz trumpet player, a talented soloist with a wide range who became especially visible in the late '50s working with Jack Teagarden. After leaving Teagarden's group, Goldie led his own band for a time, and by the late '60s was working with Jackie Gleason in Miami Beach, as well as playing gigs of his own. Goldie had cut albums for Chess Records' Argo offshoot and the Verve label in the early '60s, and in the 1970s reemerged with his own Jazz Forum label, for which he cut a string of eight LPs. He released his final LP, Don Goldie's Dangerous Jazz Band, on the Jazzology label in 1982
in 1997 - Fenton Robinson US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62

in 1997 – Barbara (Monique Andrée Serf) dies at age 67. French female singer; she appeared on TV variety shows, toured Japan, Canada, Belgium, Israel, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Her album "Seule" was one of France's top grossing releases of 1981. In 1982, she was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque in recognition of her contribution to French culture. An icon of French musical history, she has been honored with her image on a French postage stamp. A number of books have been written about her life and her records still sell in large numbers to this day

in 2006 - Valentin Elizalde dies at age 27. Mexican singer; born in the city of Navojoa, Sonora, he also known as "El Gallo de Oro", The Golden Rooster. His biggest Banda hits included "Vete Ya," "Ebrio de Amor", "Vencedor", " Vete Con El", "Vuelve Cariñito", "Como Me Duele", " Mi Virgencita", and "Soy Así.". He will be remembered as one of the best Mexican singers of our time. (gunned down in an ambush; 28 bullets were found in his body. Some of his songs were narcocorridos, and some think it appears he was murdered by drug trafficking gangs)

in 2007 - Kevin DuBrow dies at age 52. American rock singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot from 1973 until his death. During Quiet Riot's commercial heyday in the 1980s, he was known for his on-stage charisma, gravelly bluesy voice, and suspenders. He recorded 10 albums with his band and 4 solo albums. He grew up in Los Angeles, in his mid-teens he had was influenced by UK rock acts including the Small Faces, Slade, Spooky Tooth, Rod Stewart and Humble Pie. He joined Quiet Riot in 1973 recording 10 albums with them which produced singles such as "Cum On Feel the Noize", "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" and "Mama Weer All Crazee Now". Kevin also recorded solo such as Thunderbolt: A Tribute to AC/DC, a cover of "Highway to Hell"; Appetite for Reconstruction, a cover of Guns n Roses "Welcome to the Jungle" and his 2004 album In for the Kill.

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On 2009 we posted:
in 1760 - 28 year old Franz Joseph Haydn married 31 year old Maria Anna Keller in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna
in 1915 - American pianist Earl Wild was born in Pittsburgh, PA
in 1996 - soprano Dame Joan Hammond died in Bowral, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 84


Avon added:
in 1604 - birth of Johann Bach (no, not that one!) in Erfurt, Germany.
[Johann Sebastian Bach the Younger (26 September 1748–11 September 1778) was a German painter. He was the son of composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and the grandson of composer Johann Sebastian Bach.]

To which we add:
in 1640 - Carl Rosier composer is born
in 1653 - Andreas Anton Schmelzer composer is born
in 1744 - Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff composer is born

in 1778 - Jean-Noel Hamal composer, dies at 68
in 1809 - Mariano Obiols composer is born

in 1809 - Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac composer, dies at 56
in 1810 - Nicolas Etienne Framery composer, dies at 65
in 1818 - Louis Lacombe composer is born
in 1823 - Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen composer is born
in 1865 - Earl Ross Drake composer is born

in 1866 - Carl Jonas Love Almquist composer, dies at 72
in 1866 - Adrien Francois Servais composer, dies at 59

in 1880 - Guilherme Antonio Cossoul composer, dies at 52
in 1906 - Sandro Fuga composer is born
in 1908 - Philipp Mohler composer is born
in 1912 - Gunnar Johannes Sonstevold composer is born
in 1915 - Earl Wild Pitts Pa composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942) is born
in 1916 - Mareo Ishiketa composer is born
in 1920 - Istvan Sarkozy composer is born

in 1821 - Friedrich Heine composer dies at 57
in 1822 - Johann Baptist Henneberg composer, dies at 53

in 1924 - Michael Holliday (Norman Alexander Milne) (UK singer) is born
in 1925 - Eugene Istomin NYC, pianist (Leventritt Award-1943) is born

in 1925 - Johannes Haarklou composer, dies at 78
in 1926 - Mauro Bortolotti composer is born

in 1929 - Slavko Avsenik (Slovenian singer-songwriter, producer, bandleader) is born
in 1929 - Lorraine Macleod dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun) is born

in 1929 - Michele Esposito composer, dies at 74
in 1932 - Alan Stout composer is born

in 1933 - Edward Julius Biedermann composer, dies at 84
in 1933 - Robert Goulet (US singer, actor; theatre, radio, television and film) is
in 1933 - Garrett "Garnet" Mimms US singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby) is born (or 16 November)
in 1938 - Tina Turner [Anna Mae Bullock], Brownsville Tx, singer (Proud Mary) is born

in 1940 - Davy Graham (UK guitarist, singer and arranger) is born
in 1941 - Susanne Marsee née Susan Irene Dowell (US mezzo-soprano) is born
in 1942 - Michael Devlin (US bass-baritone opera singer) is born
in 1944 - Jean Terrell Texas, rocker (Supremes) is born
in 1944 - Alan Henderson Belfast, rock bassist (Them) is born

in 1945 - John McVie (UK bassist; John Mayall's Bluesbreakers/Fleetwood Mac) is born
in 1946 - Burt Ruiter (Dutch bassist, producer, composer; Focus) is born
in 1946 - Bert Bouquet bassist (Earth and Fire, Focus) is born
in 1946 - Burt Reiter rocker (Focus) is born

in 1948 - John Rossall (UK sax player, trombonist; Glitter Band) is born
in 1949 - Shlomo Artzi (Israeli singer) is born
in 1949 - Martin Lee (UK singer; Brotherhood Of Man) is born

in 1955 - Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"

in 1956 - Tommy Dorsey dies at age 51. American jazz trombonist, trumpeter, and bandleader of the Big Band era. He was the younger brother of Jimmy Dorsey. His lyrical trombone style became one of the signature sounds of his band and of the Swing Era. The biographical film of 1947, "The Fabulous Dorseys" describes sketchy details of how the brothers got their start from-the-bottom-up into the jazz era of one-nighters, the early days of radio in its infancy stages, and the onward march when both brothers ended up with Paul Whiteman before 1935 when The Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra split into two. (died by choking in his sleep after a heavy meal following which he had taken sleeping pills. Jimmy Dorsey (out of whose band Tommy had walked two decades earlier) led his brother's band until his own death of throat cancer the following year)

in 1959 - Albert Ketèlbey dies at age 84. British composer born in Birmingham, his music is frequently heard on radio. In a 2003 poll by the BBC radio programme Your Hundred Best Tunes, "Bells across the Meadows" was voted thirty-sixth most popular tune of all time. Other of his many tunes include In the Mystic Land of Egypt, In a Monastery Garden, The Heart's Awakening, In the Moonlight, Phantasy for String Quartet, Jungle Drums, From a Japanese Screen, In a Chinese Temple Garden, Italian Twilight, Dance of the Merry Mascots, Cockney Suite, and Tangled Tunes

in 1960 - Chuck Eddy (US music journalist) is born
in 1961 - Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser composer, dies at 86
in 1962 - Fab Four have their 1st recording session under name Beatles

in 1963 - Amelita Galli-Curci dies at age 81. Italian operatic coloratura soprano. She was one of the best regarded singers of the early 20th century. She toured widely in Europe, South America and America appearing at most of the top concert and opera houses. In 1916, Amelita signed a recording contract with the Victor Talking Machine Company and recorded exclusively for the company until 1930. In 1921 Galli-Curci joined the Metropolitan Opera in New York remaining with this organization until her retirement from opera in 1930

in 1963 - Adam Gaynor (US rhythm guitarist; Matchbox 20) is born
in 1966 - Harold Burrage US singer/pianist (Got to Find a Way), dies at 35
in 1966 - Mark Gillespie (Scottish singer, songwriter; Big Fun). not to be confused with English Mark Gillespie is born
in 1970 - Ron Jones (US guitar; Flaming Lips) is born

in 1973 - John Rostill dies at age 31. English bass guitarist and composer; born in Birmingham, he was recruited by The Shadows to replace Brian Locking. He worked with several artists before joining The Shadows, including The Interns, The Flintstones and a stint in the backing group of Zoot Money. After The Shadows break up at the end of the 1960s, he toured with Tom Jones. He was also was a prolific songwriter, contributing to the Shadows' output from the start, both as a solo composer and as part of the mid-sixties "Marvin/Welch/Bennett/Rostill" team , and later going on to write for other artists such as Olivia Newton-John (electrocuted in his home recording studio

in 1974 - Jamie Jones singer (All 4 One) is born

in 1975 - DJ Khaled (Khaled Khaled) (Palestinian-American hip-hop/rap artist, DJ. producer; Terror Squad) is born
in 1976 - German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
in 1976 - Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"
in 1978 - Matthew Taylor (US bassist; Motion City Soundtrack) is born

in 1978 - Frank Rosolino dies at age 52. American jazz trombonist; he became famous in the early 50's playing in the most popular of Stan Kenton's progressive big bands, before settling in L.A., where he worked with everybody in the business: Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Terry Gibbs, Shorty Rogers, Benny Carter, Buddy Rich, Dexter Gordon, Carl Fontana, Jean "Toots" Thielemans, Stan Levey, Shelly Manne, Pete Christlieb, Bobby Knight, Conte Candoli, Med Flory, Donn Trenner, Mel Tormé, Louis Bellson, Tutti Camarata, Marty Paich, Zoot Sims, and Quincy Jones (suffering with depression after his wife's death, he committed suicide after shooting his children, Justin, 9; and Jason, 7; Jason was blinded, but survived, and was adopted by his mother's cousin, Claudia Eien

in 1980 - Satoshi Ohno (Japanese singer, actor; Arashi) is born
in 1981 - Natasha Bedingfield (UK singer, songwriter) is born
in 1981 - OJ Da Juiceman (Otis Williams Jr) (US rapper) is born
in 1981 - Natalie Gauci (Australian singer, pianist) is born

in 1982 - Juhan Aavic composer, dies at 98
in 1985 - Lil Fizz (Dreux Pierre Frédéric) (US rapper, actor; B2K) is born
in 1987 - Kat DeLuna (US singer) is born
in 1987 - Emmanuel Bondeville composer, dies at 89

in 1990 - 1st Billboard Music Awards: Janet Jackson wins
in 1990 – Chipmunk (Jahmaal Noel Fyffe) (UK rapper) is bornin 1994 - Nimrod Workman folksinger, dies at 99
in 1996 - Joan Hammond singer, dies at 84
in 1997 - Francis Paudras designer/jazz fan, dies at 62

in 2002 - Polo Montañez dies at age 47. Cuban singer and songwriter; formed his own ensemble of family and friends and quickly became the house act at a resort in the nearby touristic community of Las Terrazas, and in 1999, he signed with European record label Lusafrica after being discovered by one of their directors that was staying at the resort. He had his biggest success in March 2000 with his first CD "Guajiro Natural" and the song "Un montón de Estrellas". He became known as the Guajiro Natural (Natural Countryman) because of his humble personality and songs about the peasant life in Cuba

in 2003 - Soulja Slim (James Tapp Jr) dies at age 26. US rapper; known for his U.S. #1 hit "Slow Motion" with fellow rapper Juvenile. He was one of Master P's No Limit soldiers, who made his solo debut in 1998 with "Give It 2 'Em Raw". Following a prison stint for armed robbery, he reappeared 3 years later with "Streets Made Me". The following year he released "Years Later...A Few Months After", which would prove to be the last (on his way to do a show he was shot three times in the face, and once in the chest, in front of his mother's home in the 8th Ward, New Orleans)


in 2005 - Mark Craney dies at age 53. American drummer born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he drummed for the rock band Jethro Tull from June 1980 to May 1981. He also played on Tommy Bolin's last-ever tour in 1976; he appeared on Gino Vannelli's album "Brother To Brother", released in 1978 and the following tour. He also appeared on several tracks from Ph.D.

in 2006 - Leo Chiosso dies at age 86. Italian lyricist mostly known for his work with Fred Buscaglione. They formed a songwriting duo who produced about forty songs and created Buscaglione's public persona, a humorous tough guy with a penchant for whisky and women. The first Buscaglione-Chiosso hit was Che bambola of 1956, the song that brought Buscaglione to nation-wide celebrity. It was followed by many other hits, including Che notte, Criminalmente bella, Il dritto di Chicago, Eri piccola così, Lontano da te, Love in Portofino, Porfirio Villarosa, Sgancia e pedala, Teresa non sparare, Whisky facile. He also penned lyrics for songs such as Parole, parole, parole, Torpedo blu, and Montecarlo. He was a prolific television author too, among his TV credits is the extremely popular music show Canzonissima. He also wrote stories and scripts for cinema

in 2009 - Pieternella "Pia" Beck dies at age 84. Dutch jazz singer and considered one of the best pianists the Netherlands has ever known. She began her career shortly after the end of WWII playing the piano and singing in the Miller Sextet. A few years later she started her own combo. Her first composition, Pia's Boogie, became a hit. She regularly toured Europe and had her own stage in the town of Scheveningen near The Hague. In the 1950 and 60s she made regular appearances in the United States. New Orleans and Atlanta conferred honorary citizenships on her
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in 1474 - Guillaume Dufay French/Flemish composer, dies at about 74
in 1544 - Ascanio Trombeti composer is born
in 1569 - Ottavio Vernizzi composer is born
in 1691 - Josef Antonin Planicky composer is born


in 1731 - Gaetano Pugnani composer is born.

Fritz Kreisler borrowed Pugnani's name in order to publish pieces he had composed (such as Praeludium and Allegro and Tempo di Minuetto), but in 1935 Kreisler revealed that these works were actually his own.

in 1732 - Johann Joseph Emmert composer is born
in 1741 - Jean-Pierre Duport composer is born
in 1745 - Boniface Stoecki composer is born

in 1749 - Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel composer, dies at 59
in 1749 - Balthasar Schmid composer, dies at 44
in 1750 - Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz composer is born
in 1759 - Franz Vinzenz Krommer composer is born


in 1787 - Christian Rummel composer is born.

German. pianist, violinist, clarinettist, conductor, and composer. Military band director from 1806 , serving in Peninsula War 1808 – 13. He fought at Waterloo 1815. Conducted the court orchestra at Wiesbaden from 1815 to 1842 . He wrote concertos, chamber musis, and pianoforte pieces.

in 1801 - Alexander Egorovich Varlamov composer is born
in 1804 - Julius Benedict Stuttgart Germany, opera composer (Protoghesi) is born
in 1813 - Michele Puccini composer is born
in 1830 - Harrison Millard composer is born

in 1843 - Opera "Bohemian Girl" is produced (London)
in 1867 - Margaret Ruthven Lang composer is born
in 1878 - Mabel Wheeler Daniels composer is born


in 1879 - Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski Polish composer is born.

The nephew of Henryk and Jozef Wieniawski, he studied in Warsaw with Melcer and Noskowski. During World War I, he fought with the French Army, returning to Warsaw in 1923. Shortly thereafter, he was appointed Director of the Chopin School of Music. His compositions include the opera Magee, performed in Warsaw in 1912, and Krol kochanek (Lover King), perormed in warsaw in 1931.

in 1885 - Rudolph Reti composer is born

in 1890 - Emmanuele Muzio composer, dies at 69
in 1893 - Stanislaw Wiechowicz composer is born
in 1898 - Nelly Steuer-Wagenaar Dutch pianist is born

in 1899 - Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza composer, dies at 74
in 1900 - Robert Blum composer is born
in 1902 - Giuseppe Savagnone composer is born

in 1903 - Opera "Die Heugierigen Frauen" is produced (Munich)
in 1905 - Daniel Sternefeld Belgian conductor/composer (Mater Dolorosa) is born
in 1910 - Rudolf Holzmann composer is born
in 1915 - Victor Alessandro composer is born

in 1915 - Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba composer, dies at 54
in 1916 - James Cutler Dunn Parker composer, dies at 88
in 1918 - Zeev Wolfgang Steinberg composer is born
in 1919 - Siegfried Naumann composer is born
in 1928 - Walter Klien pianist is born
in 1931 - Juan Guinjoan composer is born


in 1932 - Evelyn Preer dies at age 36. American actress and singer; a notable pioneering African-American stage and screen actress and a blues singer of the 1910s through the early 1930s. As well as her many film roles an accomplished vocalist and during stints in cabaret and musical theatre was occasionally backed by such legendary and diverse musicians as Duke Ellington and Red Nichols. (after giving birth to her first and only child, she developed post-parturition complications and died of double pneumonia)

in 1933 - Floyd Cramer rocker is born
in 1935 - Al Jackson Jr Memphis Tn, drummer (Booker T and MGs-Chinese Checkers) is born

in 1935 - Helmut Friedrich Lachenmann composer is born
in 1937 - Pro-labor musical revue "Pins and Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU
in 1942 - Jimi Hendrix Seattle Wash, rock guitarist (Purple Haze) is born
in 1944 - Trevor "Dozy" Davies(bassist; Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich) is born
in 1944 - Eddie Rabbitt Brooklyn, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night) is born
in 1945 - Randy Brecker Phila, rocker (Blood Sweat and Tears) is born
in 1948 - Dave Winthrop rock saxophonist (Supertramp) is born
in 1951 - Kevin Kavanaugh rocker (Asbury Jukes) [or 8/27] is born


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in 1952 - Daryl Stuermer (US guitarist; Genesis) is born

in 1953 - Boris Grebenshchikov (Russian singer; Aquarium) is born
in 1955 - Arthur Oscar Honegger Swiss composer (Cantate No‰l), dies at 63
in 1955 - Luis de Freitas Branco composer, dies at 65

in 1957 - Kevin O'Connell (US sound re-recording mixer) is born
in 1958 - Artur Rodzinski Polish conductor/composer, dies at 66

in 1958 - Artur Rodzinski dies at age 66. Polish conductor of opera and symphonic music born in Split, the capital of Dalmatia; he went on to work at all the top opera houses and orchestras around the world, such as the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. he recorded extensively with Thomas Beecham's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London from 1955. His final recordings were for EMI in 1958

in 1959 - Charlie Burchill (Scottish guitarist, keyboards, violin; Simple Minds) is born

in 1960 - Ashley Ingram English singer (Fizzz-Just an Illusion) is born
in 1961 - Princess rocker (Desirez Heslop, All For Love) is born
in 1962 - Calvin Hayes rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock) is born
in 1962 - Charlie Benante Bronx NY, rock drummer (Anthrax-Armed and Dangerous) is born
in 1962 - Mike "Puffy" Bordin SF, rock drummer (Faith No More) is born
in 1965 - Fiachna O'Braonain Irish pop guitarist (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go) is born

in 1965 - Carl Parrish composer, dies at 61
in 1965 - Wallis Buchanan (didgeridoo player; Jamiroquai/Tank Tribe) is born
in 1967 - Ettore Panizza composer, dies at 92

in 1967 - Shane Embury (UK guitarist, bassist; Napalm Death/ others) is born
in 1967 - Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"
in 1967 - Edson Ribeiro (Brazilian singer, arranger, pandeiro player, footballer) is born
in 1968 - Gino Roncaglia composer, dies at 85
in 1968 - Hans Redlich composer, dies at 65

in 1969 - Myles Kennedy (US singer, songwriter, guitarist; Cosmic Dust/Mayfloweer Four/solo) is born
in 1970 - George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"
in 1971 - Jakabs Medins composer, dies at 86
in 1972 - Mahalia Jackson vocalist (Got Whole World in His Hands), dies at 61
in 1973 – Twista (Carl Terrell Mitchell) (US rapper) is born
in 1973 - Jimmy Widener dies at age 54. American rhythm guitarist, banjo player and vocalist who played with Hank Snow

in 1973 - Frank Christian dies at age 86. American New Orleans jazz trumpeter; started working with bandleader Papa Jack Laine about 1908 and became a mainstay in Papa Jack's bands. He also worked in the bands of Tom Brown, Johnny Fischer, and led his own band. He worked in Chicago, New York and toured on Vaudeville with Gilda Gray and played in various theatre and dance bands before retiring to his home town of New Orleans

in 1976 - Jean Grae (Tsidi Ibrahim) (South African-born rapper) is born
in 1977 - "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial NY after 66 perf

in 1978 – Streets (Mike Skinner) (UK singer, songwriter, rapper) is born
in 1978 - Tim Yeung (US drummer; Vital Remains) is born
in 1979 - Hilary Hahn (American Grammy Award–winning violinist) is born
in 1979 - Shin Hye Sung (Jung Pil-kyo/Steve Jung) (Korean lead vocalist; Shinhwa) is born


in 1981 - Lotte Lenya dies at age 81. Austrian singer and actress; In 1956 she won a Tony Award for her role as Jenny in Marc Blitzstein's English version of The Threepenny Opera, the only time an Off-Broadway performance has been so honored. She went on to record a number of songs from her time in Berlin, as well as songs from the American theatre. Her voice had grown a lot deeper than during her first success as a performer. When she was to sing the soprano part in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and opera, the part was re-written in lower keys

in 1982 - Philipp Kutev composer, dies at 79

in 1985 - Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir (Icelandic singer) is born
in 1988 - Karel Horky composer, dies at 79

in 1994 - Fernando Lopes-Graça dies at age 87. Portuguese composer and conductor, he worked both as a contemporary music composer and as a musicologist. His major influences came from Portuguese popular music, that he studied, continuing the work of other musicologists, like Francisco de Lacerda. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party and was a strong opponent to "Estado Novo" and its leader António de Oliveira Salazar. He completed the "Dicionário de Música"/Dictionary of Music, started by his teacher, composer Tomás Borba


in 1998 - Barbara Acklin dies at age 55. American singer and songwriter born in Chicago; she began singing in church and then as a teenager in nightclubs while attending Dunbar Vocational High school. Her biggest hit was "Love Makes a Woman" in 1968 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Other hits included "Show Me the Way to Go," and her first single, "Raindrops,". She was also a background singer on Chess Records sessions with artists like Etta James and Fontella Bass. Besides her singing career she was proficient as a songwriterand she co-wrote "Have You Seen Her", a major hit for The Chi-Lites and several of their other biggest songs: "Oh Girl", "Stoned Out Of My Mind" and "Toby" as well as her own releases. Her distinctive voice also featured occasionally on background vocals on some of The Chi-Lites' records


in 2005 - Joe Jones dies at age 79.
American R&B singer, songwriter and arranger; he is credited with discovering The Dixie Cups. (he is not to be confused with guitarist Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones) As a singer, his greatest hit was the Top Five 1960 R&B hit "You Talk Too Much" that also reached No.3 on the Pop chart. He claimed to have written a few songs, including some New Orleans Mardi Gras classic, but his claims have not be proven

in 2006 - Alan "Fluff" Freeman dies at age 79.
English/Australian disc jockey, TV & radio personality; presented late-evening programmes on Radio Luxembourg in the 1960s and early 1970s. He also worked for the BBC and then Capital Radio from 1979 to 1988, returned to the BBC on BBC Radio 2, he revived both Pick of the Pops and The Rock Show, in the 1990s. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1998. In May 2000 he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. He originally wanted to be an opera singer, but decided his voice was not strong enough. In 1952 he was invited to audition as a radio announcer and commenced working for 7LA in Tasmania, known as the teenager's station, before moving to radio station 3KZ in Melbourne. He came to UK in 1957

in 2006 - Don Butterfield dies at age 83. American tuba player; born in Centralia, Washington started in the late 1940s playing for the CBS and NBC radio networks. He played in orchestras, including the American Symphony, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra and on albums by Jackie Gleason. In the 1950s, he switched to jazz, backing such artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jimmy Smith and Moondog. He fronted his own sextet for a 1955 album on Atlantic Records and played the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. In the 1970s he worked as a session musician. He played on recordings for a variety of artists and on television and film soundtracks, including The Godfather Part II.


in 2006 - Tony "Panama" Silvester dies at age 65. US Panama born singer; relocated in Harlem New York, he co-founded a trio called the Poets in 1964, with singers Donald McPherson and Luther Simmons Jr., but they soon changed their name to the Insiders and signed with RCA. After a couple of singles, they changed their name once again in 1966, to the Main Ingredient, taking the name from a Coke bottle. They had hits with "You've Been My Inspiration", "I'm So Proud", "Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling in Love)" and "Black Seeds Keep on Growing," but sadly in 1971 McPherson, was suddenly taken ill and died unexpectedly of leukemia. Eventually Cuba Gooding Sr took his place. "Everybody Plays the Fool," become the group's biggest hit. After some solo releases Tony, Gooding and Simmons reunited as the Main Ingredient in 1979, and recorded two more albums, 1980's Ready for Love and 1981's I Only Have Eyes for You. The trio reunited for a second time in 1986, recording "Do Me Right". Simmons was replaced by Jerome Jackson on the 1989 Polydor album I Just Wanna Love You. In the wake of Aaron Neville's Top Ten revival of "Everybody Plays the Fool," Gooding resumed his solo career and issued his third album in 1993. Tony and Simmons re-formed the Main Ingredient in 1999 with new lead singer Carlton Blount; this line-up recorded Pure Magic in 2001


in 2007 - Cecil Payne dies at age 84. American Jazz baritone saxophonist, also played the alto saxophone and flute. He began his professional recording career with J. J. Johnson in 1946. He has played with many jazz greats, in particular Dizzy Gillespie and Randy Weston, in addition to his solo work as bandleader. He was still recording regularly for Delmark Records in the 1990s, when he was in his seventies, and indeed on into the new millennium

in 2009 - Al Alberts (Al Albertini) dies at age 87. American singer born in Chester, Philadelphia. As a teenager, Al appeared on the radio program the Horn and Hardart Children's Hour. After graduating from South Philadelphia High, he went to Temple University and into the US Navy, where he met Dave Mahoney. They went on to found The Four Aces. The Four Aces recorded the song "Three Coins in the Fountain", the song hit the No.1 spot twice in 1954, and won the Academy Award. Their biggest hit "Love is a Many Splendored Thing", the theme to a 1955 movie was at No.1 for four weeks, this track also won the Academy Award for best song. Al also popularized the song "On the Way to Cape May", on record , and later on his television show and specials. Al went on to became a TV personality in Philadelphia where he also hosted a one-hour Saturday afternoon talent show, called Al Alberts Showcase (kidney failure)


2009 - Jacques Braunstein dies at age 78. Romanian- Venezuelan economist, publicist and jazz disc jockey, born in Bucharest. He studied violin at six and at 13 took up the acoustic bass. He moved to Brazil with his family before settling in Caracas, Venezuela in the early 1950s, becoming a Venezuelan citizen in 1955. He studied at the Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning two post-graduate degrees in economics and chemical industry. Jacques founded his radio show Idioma del Jazz in 1955 and the Caracas Jazz Club in 1956 and August 12th 1956, he promoted the first official jazz concert in Venezuela at Caracas National Theatre inviting the clarinetist and saxophonist John LaPorta to play. Over the years he organized many concerts with notables jazz groups led by the likes of Nat Adderley, Jeff Berlin, Eddie Bert, Randy Brecker, Gary Burton, Charlie Byrd, Chick Corea, Paco de Lucía, Paquito D'Rivera, Bill Evans, Maynard Ferguson, Miroslav Vitouš, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Barney Kessel, Tito Puente, and Paul Winter, among others. For many years, he also worked as a foreign correspondent for magazines such as Billboard, Down Beat and Paris Match. He was honored by the U. S. Embassy in Venezuela on the 50th anniversary of his weekly jazz radio show, in virtue of his public profile, his love of jazz, his dedication and becoming an ambassador of good will for the radio listeners during more than 2500 continuous editions from 1955 through 2005


2009 - Bess Lomax Hawes dies at age 88. American folklorist and musician, born in Austin, Texas. Bess learnt piano, guitar and folk music from a very early age, from her father, twice president of the American Folklore Society. In the early 1940s she moved to New York City, where she was active on the folk scene. She was an on-and-off member of the Almanac Singers and married singer Baldwin "Butch" Hawes; another fellow Almanac member, Woody Guthrie, taught her mandolin. She wrote campaign songs for Walter A. O'Brien and co-wrote, with Jacqueline Steiner, "M.T.A.," a hit for the Kingston Trio. In the 1950s she moved to California, she taught guitar, banjo, mandolin and folk singing, as well as playing at local clubs and folk festivals such as the Newport Folk Festival and the Berkeley Folk Festival. In 1975, Bess worked in administration at the Smithsonian Institution, where she was instrumental in organizing the Smithsonian's 1976 Bicentennial Festival of Traditional Folk Arts on the National Mall. Bess was given an Honorary Doctorate from the University of North Carolina and the National Medal of Arts awarded in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. Her memoir, Sing It Pretty, was published by Illinois University Press in 2008


2009 - Geneviève Joy dies at age 90. French classical and modernist pianist, born in the small commune of Bernaville in the Somme. Geneviève was a piano prodigy who was accepted into the world-renowned Conservatoire de Paris in 1932 at the age of 12. At the end of World War II in 1945, she formed a critically-acclaimed duo-piano partnership with Jacqueline Robin which lasted for forty-five years, until 1990. Her husband composer Henri Dutilleux, dedicated his Piano Sonata to her, Geneviève recorded the sonata for Erato Records in 1988.
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28 November

On 2009 we posted:
in 1632 - Italian-French composer Jean-Baptiste Lully was born in Florence
in 1829 - Russian composer and pianist Anton Rubinstein was born in Vikhvatinets, Podolia
in 1894 - the funeral of Anton Rubinstein was held in St. Petersburg (on his 65th birthday)
in 1895 - Spanish pianist and conductor José Iturbi was born in Valencia
in 1949 - Russian composer and dancer Alexander Godunov (he defected from the USSR in 1979) was born in Sakhalin


avon added:

in 1994, the death of ( Swiss-Russian composer) Soulima Igorevich Stravinsky. The son of the infinitely more famous Igor Stravinsky, Soulima was never going to live up to expectation. Nonetheless, he was an able composer in his own right.

Chookie added:
Elvis Presley topped the charts with "Are you lonesome tonight?" in 1960.

To which we add:
in 1695 - Giovanni Paulo Colonna composer, dies at 58
in 1763 - Matthaus Fischer composer is born
in 1784 - Ferdinand Reis composer is born
in 1793 - Carl Jonas Love Almquist Swedish composer (T”rnrosens Buck) is born
in 1795 - Adolf Bernhard Marx composer is born
in 1812 - Ludwig Mathias Lindeman composer is born

in 1815 - Johann Peter Salomon composer, dies at 70
in 1843 - Manuel Gregorio Tavarez composer is born


in 1856 - Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastalsky composer is born
In 1886 he entered service at the Moscow Synodal School of Church Song. This school trained boy singers for the Synodal Choir which was then the oldest Russian choir, tracing its roots back to patriarchal vocalist scribes. For many centuries the choir sang at the Cathedral of the Assumption in the Moscow Kremlin. Kastalsky entered the Synodal School and the Synodal Choir just as they were about to be reformed. The acclaimed researcher Stepan Vasilievich Smolensky was invited to Moscow from Kazan to oversee the reforms.
The results of Smolensky’s work surpassed all expectations. He created an atmosphere of tremendous piety for church song traditions that gave rise to a composers’ movement the members of which were teachers and researchers from the Synodal School. Among them was Alexander Dmitrievich Kastalsky – at the time a forty-year-old piano teacher and precentor of the Synodal Choir.
Fraternal Commemoration was Alexander Kastalsky’s largest work. It was written at the start of World War I and is the only musical memorial in the world that is dedicated to its victims. The composer envisaged the work as a prayer to be sung over his fellow men’s graves.
In addition to Fraternal Commemoration, Alexander Kastalsky also composed the opera Klara Milich after the novella by Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev, the children’s opera The Grey Wolf and Ivan Tsarevich, the cantata A Poem about Russian Church Canticles, eight works for piano set to Georgian folk themes and the cycle From Past Centuries (Experience of Musical Restorations) among other works.
in 1860 - Heinrich FL Rellstab German music theorist, dies
in 1861 - Robert Fuhrer composer, dies at 54
in 1868 - Frantisek Alois Drdla composer is born

in 1878 - Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti composer, dies at 78
in 1883 - Paul Hastings Allen composer is born
in 1887 - Jacobo Palm Curacaos pianist/organist is born
in 1892 - Thomas Wood composer is born

in 1907 - Ricardo Castro Herrera composer, dies at 43
in 1907 - George Wettling (American Jazz drummer; Eddie Condon's bands) is born
in 1907 - Rose Bampton (American opera singer) is born
in 1908 - Roberto Lupi composer is born
in 1915 - Pamela Harrison composer is born

in 1915 - Dick Vance (American Jazz trumpeter) is born
in 1918 - Alexis Contant composer, dies at 60
in 1925 - Aurelio de la Vega composer is born

in 1927 - Gigi Gryce (Basheer Qusim/George General Grice Jr) (US jazz saxophonist) is born
in 1929 - Berry Gordy (founder of Motown Records, former boxer, composer) is born
in 1932 - Ray Perkins (Canadian bass singer; The Crew-Cuts) is born
in 1932 - Jerry Coker (American tenor saxophonist) is born
in 1932 - Ethel L Ennis US orchestra leader/jazz singer (Once Again) is born
in 1934 - Carlos Farinas composer is born

in 1934 - El Gato Barbieri (Leandro Barbieri) (Argentinian tenor saxophonist; Jazz artist) is born

in 1935 - Erich Moritz von Hornbostel dies at age 58. Austrian ethnomusicologist; remembered for his pioneering work in the field of ethnomusicology, and for the Sachs-Hornbostel system of musical instrument classification which he co-authored with Curt Sachs

in 1936 - Roy McCurdy (Jazz drummer; Modern Jazz Disciples/Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born
in 1936 - Celin Romero (Spanish guitarist) is born
in 1939 - Gary Troxel (US vocalist; Fleetwoods) is born
in 1940 - Bruce Channel (US singer) is born
in 1940 - Clem Curtis (Trinidad singer; The Foundations) is born

in 1941 - Adelhard Roldinger (Austrian bass player, composer; jazz artist) is born
in 1941 - Jasper Thilo (Danish alto saxophonist; Jazz artist) is born
in 1943 - Randy Newman New Orleans, vocalist (Short People, Love LA, Raindrops) is born

in 1943 - Butch Thompson (US jazz pianist; Butch Thompson Trio) is born
in 1944 - R.B. Greaves (Guyanan singer) is born

in 1944 - Joop Brouwer de Koning youngest Dutch radio operator, executed at 25
in 1947 - Michel Berger (French songwriter) is born
in 1947 - Maria Farantouri (Greek singer) is born
in 1947 - Gary Taylor (UK bassist; The Herd] is born
in 1948 - Beeb Birtles (Gerard Bertelkamp) (Australian guitarist, singer; Little River Band/solo) is born
in 1949 - Paul Shaffer Thunder Bay Ont, orch leader (SNL, David Letterman) is born
in 1949 - Hugh McKenna rocker (Alex Harvey Band) is born

in 1951 - Dennis Irwin(US jazz double bassist; John Scofield/Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) is born
in 1953 - Alan Murphy (UK guitarist; freelanced with many great artists) is born
in 1954 - David Jaynes (bassist; Modern Romance) is born
in 1956 - David Van Day (UK vocalist; Dollar/Guys n' Dolls/Bucks Fizz) is born
in 1956 - Kristine Arnold Torrance singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl) is born
in 1958 - David Van Day rocker (Dollar-Loves Gotta Hold on Me) is born
in 1958 - Tim Mullens Dutch singer/guitarist (Ivy green) is born
in 1961 - Patty Zomer Dutch singer (Dolly Dots) is born
in 1962 - Matt Cameron musician (Soundgarden) is born

in 1963 - Beatles "She Loves You" returns to #1 on UK record chart
in 1966 - Vittorio Giannini composer, dies at 63
in 1968 - John Lennon is fined for unauthorized drug possession

in 1968 - Dawn Robinson (US singer; En Vogue) is born
in 1970 - Matt Cheslin (UK bass player, Neds Atomic Dustbin) is born
in 1971 – Fenriz (Gylve Fenris Nagell) (Norwegian drummer, lyricist; Darkthrone) is born
in 1972 - Jesper Strömblad (Swedish guitarist; In Flames) is born

in 1972 - Gustave Frederic Soderlund composer, dies at 91


in 1972 - William "Havergal" Brian dies at age 96. British classical composer, who at last acquired a legendary status when his work was rediscovered in the '50s and '60s, 32 symphonies he had managed to write, an unusually large number for any composer since Haydn or Mozart, and of which eight were completed after the age of 90. He is also notable for his creative persistence in the face of almost total neglect during the greater part of his long life. Few composers who have fallen into neglect after an early period of success have continued to produce so many serious and ambitious works so long after any chance of performance had passed.

in 1972 - Jimmy Lytell dies at age 67. American clarinetist; his first professional experience came at age 12, and by the beginning of the 1920s he was recording with jazz ensembles. He played in the Original Indiana Five in 1921 and the Original Memphis Five between 1922-25, and also played in the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1922-24. After the 1920s he rarely performed in jazz settings, spending more time as a studio and orchestra musician. He worked as a staff musician for NBC during this time. From 1949 into the late 1950s he appeared in the New Original Memphis Five revival band

in 1973 - Jade Puget(US guitarist; AFI) is born
in 1974 - John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in MSG NYC)

in 1974 - Apl.de.Ap/Allen Pineda Lindo (US hip hop artist; Black Eyed Peas) is born
in 1974 - Styles P (David Styles) (US rapper; D-Block) is born
in 1975 – Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven) (Norwegian singer, guitar, bassist; Satyricon)
in 1975 - Muhammed Suiçmez (Turkish-German guitarist, frontman; Necrophagist) is born
in 1975 - Wings release "Venus and Mars/Rock Show" medley
in 1976 - Robert Fleming composer, dies at 55

in 1977 - Alun D Pughe (Welsh film and music video director) is born
in 1979 – Chamillionaire (Hakeem Seriki) (US rapper; The Color Changin' Click/solo) is born
in 1980 - Lisa Middelhauve (German singer: Xandria) is born
in 1984 - Trey Songz (American singer) is born
in 1987 - Paul Arma composer, dies at 83

in 1988 - Christopher Stringini (American singer) is born
in 1989 - Jo[hanne M Bos-] Vincent Dutch soprano (Songs for Life), dies at 91


in 1992 - Wayne Bennett dies at age 57. American blues guitarist; he worked with prominent blues musicians such as Bobby Bland, Boxcar Willie, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker and Elmore James, as well as with renowned jazz musicians, including Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Stitt and Dexter Gordon. In 1990, he played on Willy DeVille's album Victory Mixture, also played with such R & B acts as the Chi-Lites, the Lost Generation, the Hues Corporation; among many others and cut his own record in 1968, an instrumental "Casanova, Your Playing Days are Over"

in 1993 - Jerry Edmonton (Jerry McCrohan) dies at age 47. Canadian drummer; he and his brother performed in a group called The Sparrows. John Kay and Goldy McJohn joined this group in Toronto in 1965 and, after some more changes in personnel and relocating to California, the group was renamed Steppenwolf. When Steppenwolf temporarily broke up on Valentine's Day 1972, he and Goldy McJohn formed a band "Seven" after which they formed "Manbeast" before Steppenwolf reconvened in 1974 for three albums before breaking up again in 1976 (car crash)

in 1994 - Al Levitt US/French jazz drummer, dies at 63
in 1996 - Anna Pollak mezzo-soprano, dies at 84

in 1997 - Thor Salden (Belgian singer) is born

in 2001 - Kal Mann dies at age 84.
American lyricist; he co-wrote Elvis Presley's "Teddy Bear," Bobby Rydell's "Wild One", and Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again." Charlie Gracie's "Butterfly and "Fabulous", just to mention a few of many hits. He wrote some songs such as "Limbo Rock" credited under the pseudonym Jon Sheldon

in 2002 - Dave "Snaker" Ray dies at age 59.
American blues singer and guitarist who was most notably associated with Spider John Koerner and Tony Glover recording 6 albums. In the 80,s he and Glover released 3 albums and in 1998, he and Glover joined with Camile Baudoin and Reggie Scanlan of The Radiators to form The Back Porch Rockers band, which released the album "By The Water" in 2000

in 2005 - Tony Meehan dies at age 62. English drummer born in New End, Hampstead, London; he was one of the founder members of the British group The Shadows, along with Jet Harris, Hank B. Marvin and Bruce Welch. He played drums on all the early Cliff Richard and The Shadows hits and also played on the early hits the Shadows had as an instrumental group. In 1961 he went to work as an arranger / producer and occasional session drummer for Joe Meek and from early 1962 at Decca Records. He subsequently teamed up again with Jet Harris, who had also left the Shadows and moved to Decca and as a duo they had great success notably on the track, "Diamonds" which also included Jimmy Page on acoustic rhythm guitar. "Diamonds" was a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart. Tony briefly played with The Shadows some years later when Brian Bennett was hospitalised. He quit the music industry in the 1990s for a major career change as a psychologist (died from head injuries after a fall)


in 2007 - Frédéric "Fred" Chichin dies at age 53. French singer guitarist born in Clichy, France, he was the lead member of the band Les Rita Mitsouko, along with Catherine Ringer, whom he met in 1979. Prior to this he had also been active in the rock bands Fassbinder, Taxi Girl and Gazoline


in 2007 - Ashley Titus (Mr. Fat) dies at age 36. South African rapper and TV presenter; started making hip hop in the 1980s, as well as hosting a hip hop show on Bush Radio. In the 1990s he rapped for Cape Flats-based hip hop group Brasse vannie Kaap, who won an audience that crossed both musical and racial boundaries, attracting hip hop and rock fans of various ethnic backgrounds; they were also noted for their prominent use of the Afrikaans language in their music. With BVK, he also became known for his strong community involvement, musical focus on Cape Flats issues, and attempts to reach out to youth imprisoned in local jails. The 1990s also saw Titus present a magazine show simply named Hip Hop for the MK89 music channel. (heart problems)
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29 November

On 2009 we posted:
in 1643 - Italian composer Claudio Monteverde died in Venice at the age of 76
in 1797 - Italian composer Gaetano Donizatti was born in Bergamo
in 1877 - Thomas A. Edison demonstrated his hand-cranked phonograph
in 1957 - Austrian-American composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold died in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 60
in 1963 -Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, composer of the hit song Malagueña, died at the age of 67 in the Canary Islands (more below)


Avon added:
Various noteworthy premiers include Erik Satie's Relâche, in Paris, in1924.
Paradise Lost, in Chicago, in 1978 by the monstrously BRIiiilliant Polish composer, Krzysztof Penderecki.
To this list I shall reluctantly add the rather mediocre talent of English composer Steve Martland whose Babi Yar, premiered in St. Louis, Miss, in 1985.

To which we add:

in 1761 - Fridolin Weber composer is born
in 1770 - Peter Hansel composer is born

in 1775 - Lorenzo Somis composer, dies at 87
in 1816 - Carl Binder composer is born

in 1825 - 1st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premiered at the Park Theater in New York City
in 1843 - Marco Santucci composer, dies at 81
in 1852 - Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher composer is born
in 1860 - Hans Haym composer is born
in 1862 - Friedrich Klose composer is born


in 1863 - Spyridon Filiskos Samaras Greek composer is born

Samaras is known for composing the Olympic Anthem, the words of which were contributed by Kostis Palamas. The Anthem was first performed during the opening ceremony of the 1896 Summer Olympics, the first modern Olympic Games. It was declared the official anthem of the Olympic movement by the International Olympic Committee in 1958 and has been used at every Olympic opening ceremony since the 1960 Winter Olympics.

in 1866 - Waldemar von Baussnern composer is born
in 1872 - Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg Austrian soprano/director is born

in 1872 - Giovanni Tadolini composer, dies at 83
in 1891 - Richard Frank Donovan composer is born


in 1894 - Lucille Hegamin an American singer and entertainer, and a pioneer African American blues recording artist is born. Born Lucille Nelson in Macon, Georgia. From an early age she sang in local church choirs. By the age of 15 she was touring the US South with the Leonard Harper Minstrel Stock Company. In 1914 she settled in Chicago, Illinois, where, often billed as "The Georgia Peach", she worked with Tony Jackson and Jelly Roll Morton before marrying pianist Bill Hegamin. She later told a biographer: "I was a cabaret artist in those days, and never had to play theatres, and I sang everything from blues to popular songs, in a jazz style. I think I can say without bragging that I made the "St. Louis Blues" popular in Chicago; this was one of my feature numbers."

The Hegamins moved to Los Angeles, California in 1918, then to New York City the following year. Bill Hegamin led his wife's accompanying band, called the Blue Flame Syncopators; Jimmy Wade was a member of this ensemble.

In November 1920 Lucille Hegamin became the second African American blues singer to record, after Mamie Smith. Hegamin made a series of recordings for the Arto record label through 1922, then a few sides for Black Swan, Lincoln, Paramount and Columbia. From 1922 through late 1926 she recorded for Cameo Records; from this association she was billed as "The Cameo Girl". Like Mamie Smith, Hegamin sang in a lighter, more pop-tune influenced style than the rougher rural-style blues singers such as Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith who became more popular a few years later. Her influences included Annette Hanshaw and Ruth Etting.

Two of her earliest recordings, The Jazz Me Blues and Arkansas Blues became classic tunes.

In 1926 Lucille Hegamin performed in Clarence Williams' Review at the Lincoln Theater in New York, then in various reviews in New York and Atlantic City, New Jersey through 1934. In 1929 she appeared on the radio show "Negro Achievement Hour" on WABC, New York. In 1932 she recorded for Okeh Records.

About 1934 she retired from music as a profession, and worked as a nurse. She came out of retirement to make more records in 1961 and 1962.

Lucille Hegamin died in Harlem Hospital in New York on March 1, 1970 and was interred in the Cemetery of the Evergreens in Brooklyn, New York. [c&p from wiki]

in 1895 - Busby Berkeley (William Berkeley Enos) (musical film choreographer) is born
in 1895 - Lodovico Rocca composer is born
in 1899 - Gustave Reese composer is born

in 1902 - Danny Alvin (American jazz drummer; many bands) is born
in 1904 - Piet Ketting pianist/conductor/composer (Glorify Kokila) is born
in 1907 - Merle Travis Muhlenberg County KY, country singer (16 Tons) is born

in 1913 - Dennis Sandole (US guitarist, sax, teacher;Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra/sessionist) is born
in 1914 - Hal McIntyre (US saxophone, clarinet; Glenn Miller/own band) is born
in 1915 - Billy Strayhorn (American composer, pianist; Duke Ellington) is born
in 1916 - Valentino Bucchi composer is born

in 1917 - Merle Travis (US country music singer, songwriter) is born
in 1919 - Pearl Primus dancer is born

in 1921 - Ivan Caryll composer (Pink Lady), dies at 60
in 1922 - Bobby Donaldson (US jazz drummer) is born

in 1924 - Giacomo Puccini dies at age 73. Italian composer, organist; his operas, including La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. Some of his arias, such as "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi, "Che gelida manina" from La bohème, and "Nessun dorma" from Turandot, have become part of popular culture. (throat cancer led his doctors to recommend a new and experimental radiation therapy treatment, he died of complications from the treatment; uncontrolled bleeding led to a heart attack the day after surgery)

in 1925 - Karl Flodin composer, dies at 67
in 1928 - Otto Bredl (German jazz trombonist) is born
in 1932 - Antoine Tisne composer is born

in 1932 - John Gary (American pop vocalist) is born
in 1933 - John Mayall (UK blues singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist; Bluesbreakers) is born
in 1936 - Davide Anzagai composer is born
in 1939 – Meco (Domenico Monardo) (US keyboardist, producer; studio musician) is born

in 1940 - Billy Hart (Jazz drummer; Herbie Hancock/various bands) is born

in 1940 - Chuck Mangione (US jazz pianist, flugelhorn, trumpet, composer, arranger) is born

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in 1940 - Zambo Cavero (Arturo Cavero Velásquez) (Afro Peruvian singer, song interpreter) is born
in 1941 - Dennis Doherty Halifax Canada, rocker (Mamas and The Papas) is born

in 1941 - Jody Miller (US country singer) is born
in 1942 - Philippe Huttenlocher (Swiss opera singer) is born
in 1944 - Felix Cavaliere Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals-Lonely too Long) is born

in 1946 - Brian Cadd (Australian singer-songwriter) is born
in 1947 - Ronnie Montrose (US guitarist, singer; solo/freelance) is born
in 1948 - 1st opera to be televised, "Othello," broadcast from the Met (NYC)
in 1949 - Stan Rogers (Canadian folk singer, songwriter) is born
in 1951 - Barry Doudreau Boston Mass, rock guitarist (Boston) is born

in 1951 - Roger Troutman (US vocalist; Zapp) is born

in 1954 - Oliver "Dink" Johnson dies at age 62. American multi musician; played drums with Jelly Roll Morton, clarinet with the Five Hounds of Jazz and recorded exstensivley mainly on piano. He worked around Mississippi and New Orleans, before moving to the western United States in the early 1910s. He played around Nevada and California, often with his brother Bill. Most prominently he played with the Original Creole Orchestra, mainly on drums. He made his first recordings in 1922 on clarinet with Kid Ory's Band. For many years he was based in LA, where he led a band in the 1920s. He made more recordings in the '40s and '50s, mostly on piano, also doing some one-man band recordings, he played all three of his instruments through over dubbing

in 1958 - Michael Dempsey (UK bassist; The Cure/The Associates) is born
in 1959 - Fritz Brun composer, dies at 81

in 1959 - Wendy Wu (Wendy Cruise) (UK singer; The Photos) is born
in 1962 - Masayoshi Yamashita (Japanese bass guitarist; Loudness) is born
in 1962 - Andy LaRocque (Anders Allhage) (Swedish guitarist; King Diamond) is born

in 1963 - Ernesto Lecuona y Casado dies at age 68. Cuban composer and pianist born in Guanabacoa, Havana. He composed over six hundred pieces, mostly in the Cuban vein, and was a pianist of exceptional quality. He was a prolific composer of songs and music for stage and film. His works consisted of zarzuela, Afro-Cuban and Cuban rhythms, suites and many songs which are still very famous. They include Siboney (Canto Siboney), Malagueña and The Breeze And I (Andalucía). In 1942, his great hit, Always in my heart (Siempre en mi Corazon) was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song; however, it lost to White Christmas. Lecuona was a master of the symphonic form and conducted the Ernesto Lecuona Symphonic Orchestra. The Orchestra performed in the Cuban Liberation Day Concert at Carnegie Hall


in 1963 - Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
in 1965 - Yutaka Ozaki (Japanese singer, songwriter) is born
in 1968 - John and Yoko release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK
in 1969 - Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1
in 1968 - Martin Carr (lead guitar, songwriter; The Boo Radleys) is born
in 1968 - Jonathan Knight (US singer; New Kids On The Block) is born
in 1969 - John Knight rocker is born

in 1970 - Robert Ruthenfranz composer, dies at 65
in 1970 - Frank Delgado (US keyboardist; Deftones) is born
in 1971 - Heinz Tiessen composer, dies at 84


in 1972 - Carl Stalling dies at age 81. American composer and arranger born in Lexington, Missouri; he was a composer for music in animated films. He is most closely associated with the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts produced by Warner Bros., where he averaged one complete score each week, for 22 years

in 1978 - Alan Richardson composer, dies at 74

in 1979 - The Game (Jayceon Taylor) (US rapper) is born
in 1981 - Nicholas Teo (Malaysian singer, actor) is born
in 1989 - Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], singer, dies at 56
in 1992 - Cary Scott Lowenstein dancer/singer, dies of AIDS at 30
in 1994 - Sviatoslav
Soulima Stravinsky French/US composer/son of Igor S, dies at 84
……………….. [some sources give this date rather than yesterdays]

in 1998 - George Van Eps dies at age 85. American swing and mainstream jazz guitarist and son of the legendary classic banjo player Fred Van Eps. Often called "the Father of the Seven String Guitar", he was noted both for his recordings as a leader, and for his work as a session musician. He was also the author of instructional books that explored his approach to guitar-based harmony. He was well known as a pioneer of the seven-string guitar, which allowed him to incorporate sophisticated bass lines into his improvisation. He was a strong influence on later seven-string players such as Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli, and John Pizzarelli


in 1999 - Curtis Knight (Curtis McNear) dies at age 54.
American singer; he worked and recorded with Jimi Hendrix in the early 60's and introduced Hendrix to Ed Chalpin who had him sign a contract that gave Hendrix only 1% of any royalties that his recordings earned. In the 70s Curtis moved to London, England where he formed the group "Curtis Knight & Zeus", and toured throughout Europe, relying on his "Hendrix" connection for many years

in 2001 - Mic Christopher dies at age 32.
Irish singer and songwriter born in the Bronx, New York, but he moved back to Dublin with his parents. In 1990 Christopher formed the band, the Mary Janes with former Kila bass player and fellow busker, Karl Odlum, with Simon Goode on guitar and Steven Hogan on drums. Over the following years The Mary Janes played everywhere from the Feile and the Fleadh music festivals in Ireland, to Glastonbury Festival in England, to the CMJ in New York. The band also performed a six week stint in Bosnia with the War Child charity organization. The Mary Janes finally split in 1999 and Christopher embarked on a three month solo tour of Victoria, Australia. Mic had been working on a solo album entitled Skylarkin' prior to his death. (while in Groningen, Netherlands, after he had played his set, Mic was found unconscious, having apparently struck his head on some steps following a fall. On arrival at a local hospital, he was found to have lapsed into a coma as a result of severe swelling to the brain.

in 2001 George Harrison dies at age 58. English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, author, film producer and sitarist born in Liverpool; he is best known as the lead guitarist and youngest member of The Beatles. Following the band's demise, he had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys, a super group where he was known as both Nelson Wilbury and Spike Wilbury.

in 2007 - Jim Nesbitt dies at age 76. American country comic singer; his first hit "Please Mr. Kennedy" reached No.1, he recorded over 200 tunes including "A Tiger In My Tank", "New Frontier" "Lookin' For More In '64" (died after battling a heart condition for several years)

in 2007 - Tom Gerald Terrell dies at age 57. He
was a music journalist, photographer, deejay, promoter, and NPR music reviewer. He made his mark as a radio personality and concert promoter, impacting the music scene as a programmer for WHFS and WPFW, and was an early force behind d.c. space, its non-profit offshoot, District Curators Inc., and the Nightclub 9:30. Blessed with a honey baritone "radio voice" and encyclopedic music knowledge, his pioneering radio shows included "Stolen Moments" on WPFW, and "Sunday Reggae Splashdown" and "Café C'est What" on WHFS. His perceptive music journalism was carried in the Unicorn Times, the Washington City Paper, JazzTimes, Vibe, Essence, Emerge, Savoy, JAZZIZ, Trace, Village Voice, MTV Magazine, Down Beat Magazine, and Global Rhythms, to name a few. He was a life-long musicologist who recognized talent and trends long before they became popular, and, until his death from , worked to promote new acts in jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, and world music.


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in 1593 - Johann Dilliger composer is born
in 1634 - Andres de Sola composer is born
in 1645 - Andreas Werkmeister composer is born
in 1693 - Christoph Forster composer is born

in 1703 - Nicolas de Grigny composer, dies at 31

in 1753 - Johann Baptist Schenk composer is born.
Schenk was born in Wiener Neustadt. While still a boy he composed songs, dances and symphonies, and became a proficient violinist and keyboard and wind instrument player. In 1773 he went to Vienna to study with Georg Christoph Wagenseil. Beginning in 1777 he was composing religious works for Saint Stephen's Cathedral. In the 1780s he became a prolific composer of incidental music for plays and singspiele. His best singspiele is Der Dorfbarbier which premiered in 1796. His other compositions include numerous cantatas, ten symphonies, several concertos, and five string quartets. Mozart was a good friend of Schenk and Beethoven studied under him in 1793.

in 1764 - Franz Xaver Gerl composer is born

in 1764 - Dieudonne Raick composer, dies at 61
in 1777 - Jean-Marie Leclair composer, dies at 74

in 1792 - Ernst William Wolf composer, dies at 57
in 1796 - Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe composer is born

in 1798 - Friedrich Fleischmann composer, dies at 32
in 1809 - Thomas Molleson Mudie composer is born
in 1813 - Charles-Henri Valentin Alkan composer is born

in 1813 - Friedrich August Baumbach composer, dies at 60
in 1824 - Johann Georg Christoph Schetky composer, dies at 87
in 1847 - August Friedrich Martin Klughardt composer is born
in 1859 - Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov composer is born
in 1861 - Ludwig Thuille composer is born
in 1863 - Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro composer is born
in 1870 - Cecil Forsyth composer is born
in 1884 - Anders J Ture Rangstrím Stockholm Swed, composer/critic (Kronbruden) is born

in 1885 - Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris)

in 1890 - John Tasker Howard composer is born.

He was an early American music historian, radio host, writer, lecturer, and composer. His Our American Music, published in 1931, was an early general history of music in the United States.

in 1895 - Johann Nepomuk David composer is born
in 1897 - Quinto Maganini composer is born
in 1897 - Andreas Nezertis composer is born
in 1899 - Hans Krasa Czech opera composer (Brundibar) is born (will die in Nazi concentration camp)

in 1904 - Aldine Sillman Kieffer composer, dies at 64

in 1907 - Gyorgy Ranki composer is born in Budapest. He studied composition with Zoltán Kodály at the Budapest Academy of Music from 1926-1930. He became interested in folk music and ethnomusicology, working with László Lajtha at the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest and later further studies in Asian folk music in London and Paris (at the Musée de l'Homme). He directed the music section of Hungarian radio in 1947–8, after which he gave his attention to composition.
Ránki not only employed authentic folk melodies and musical idioms in his music but also pulled on jazz elements. He possessed a gift for the grotesque and unusual, the colourful and humorous, which may be traced in part perhaps to his studies of non-Western music.

in 1909 - Robert Lee McCollum (Robert Nighthawk) (US guitarist, slide guitar) is born

in 1911 - Jorge Alberto Negrete Moreno (Mexican singer, actor) is born

Considered one of the most popular Mexican singers and actors of all time.
Negrete was born in Guanajuato where he was raised together with his brother and three sisters: David, Consuelo, Emilia and Teresa, and also lived in San Luis Potosí. He graduated with the rank of sub-lieutenant from El Colegio Militar, Mexico's military academy.
Handsome, with a very strong will and a trained, fascinating voice, he is still a top idol in Mexico, Spain and Latin America, more than 50 years after his death. His recording of "México Lindo y Querido" ("Beautiful and Beloved México"), his country's unofficial anthem, is the best known recording of the song. His career is often compared to that of Pedro Infante, the most popular Mexican actor of the time. The public rivalry didn't carry over to their private lives, as they were close friends until Negrete's death.

in 1912 - Constant Stotijn Dutch oboist (Residence Orchestra) is born

in 1915 – [or 1914] Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee blues singer/guitarist is born.
As a child he had polio, which incapacitated his leg. His brother Granville "Sticks" or "Stick" McGhee was nicknamed for pushing young Brownie around in a cart. His father, George McGhee, was a factory worker known around University Avenue for playing guitar and singing. Brownie's uncle made him a guitar from a tin marshmallow box and a piece of board. McGhee spent much of his youth immersed in music, singing with local harmony group the Golden Voices Gospel Quartet and teaching himself to play guitar. A March of Dimes-funded leg operation enabled McGhee to walk.

in 1916 - Benny Moten (American swing-style bass player) is born

in 1922 - Robert Evett composer is born
in 1924 - Allan Sherman Allan Copelon (US comedy singer) is born

in 1924 - Klaus Huber composer is born
in 1925 - Maxwell Street Jimmy Charles Davis Thomas blues musician is born
in 1929 - Dick Wagstaff Clark (DJ, host to American Bandstand) is born
in 1930 - Doug Oldham (US gospel music singer) is born
in 1931 - Jack Sheldon (US jazz trumpeter, singer, actor) is born

in 1931 - John Hyatt Brewer composer, dies at 75
in 1931 - Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas composer, dies at 46
in 1932 - Bob Loyce Moore (American session musician, orchestra leader, and bassist) is born
in 1933 - Raul Indipwo (Portuguese singer; Ouro Negro Duo) is born
in 1937 - Frank Ifield (Australian singer, songwriter, yodeler) is born

in 1937 - Paul Stookey singer (Peter, Paul and Mary-Wedding Song) is born. [some sources give december 30]
in 1937 - Jimmy Bowen rocker is born

in 1940 - Fritz Volbach German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78
in 1943 - Leo Lyons (UK bassist; Jaybirds/Ten Years After) is born

in 1943 - J[ames] J[ay] Barnes US gospel/singer (Please Let Me In) is born
in 1943 - Jerry Hunt composer is born
in 1943 - Leo Lyons Standbridge Beds, rock bassist (Ten Years After) is born
in 1943 - Oscar Harris Surinames/Dutch singer (Try a Little Love) is born
in 1944 - Rob Grill LA Calif, rock bassist/vocalist (Grass Roots) is born
in 1944 - Luther Ingram (R&B, soul singer, songwriter) is born
in 1944 - Rob Grill (US bassist, vocals; Grass Roots) is born
in 1945 - Johnny Dyani (South African jazz double bassist, pianist; The Blue Notes) is born
in 1945 - Roger Glover (UK bassist, percussion, synthesizer; Deep Purple) is born

in 1945 - Radu Lupu Galati Romania, pianist (Enesco 1st prize-1967) is born
in 1949 - Terry Reid (UK singer, guitarist) is born
in 1948 - Stan Sulzmann (British alto saxophonist) is born

in 1948 - Franco Vittadini composer, dies at 64
in 1950 - Greg Gordon rock vocalist (Boys Band) is born
in 1952 - Mandel Bruce "Mandy" Patinkin (US actor, tenor singer) is born
in 1953 - June Pointer (US singer; Pointer Sisters/solo) is born
in 1953 - Shuggy Otis (US R&B vocalist, harmonica, guitar, bass; freelance/son of Johnny Otis) is born
in 1954 - George McArdle (Australian bassist; Little River Band) is born


in 1954 - Wilhelm Furtwängler dies at age 68. German conductor born in Berlin; At his first concert, he led the Kaim Orchestra - Munich Philharmonic, in Anton Bruckner's Ninth Symphony. After which held posts at Munich, Lübeck, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Vienna, before securing a job at the Berlin Staatskapelle in 1920, and in 1922 at the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and concurrently at the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1925 he appeared as guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, making return visits in the following two years. Later he became music director of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Salzburg Festival and the Bayreuth Festival. In 1949 he accepted the position of principal conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and made a notable appearence with Philharmonia Orchestra, in London

in 1955 - Billy Idol (William Michael Albert Broad) (UK singer; Generation X/solo) is born

in 1955 - Josip Štolcer-Slavenski dies at age 59. Croatian composer born in Cakovec, Austria-Hungary, present day Croatia. He started his career as a music teacher in Zagreb in 1923 but, in 1924, he moved to Belgrade. To some his is best works are incorporated in a symphony named Simfonija Orienta for soloists, choir and orchestra as well as in another symphony Balkanofonija. Further he composed numerous piano works, violin sonatas, string quartets, and solos; his best-known choir songs are Voda zvira and Romarska

in 1957 - John Ashton (UK guitar; Psychedelic Furs) is born
in 1957 - Andrew Calhoun (US folk singer, guitarist, record producer) is born
in 1957 - Richard Barbieri (UK keyboardist, vocals; Porcupine Tree/Dolphin Brothers/Japan] is born


in 1957 - Beniamino Gigli dies at age 67. Italian operatic tenor born in Recanati, in the Marche, he was one of the most famous tenors of his generation, he was renowned internationally for the great beauty of his voice and the soundness of his vocal technique. In 1914, he won first prize in an international singing competition in Parma. His operatic debut came on October 15th 1914 when he played Enzo in Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda in Rovigo, following which he was in great demand. He went on to perform in most of the top opera theatres. Before his retirement in 1955, Beniamino undertook an exhausting world tour of Farewell Concerts. In his two remaining years he prepared his Memoirs

in 1958 - Stacey Q (Stacey Lynn Swain) (US singer) is born

in 1961 - Stanislaw Kazuro composer, dies at 80
in 1963 - Jalil Hutchins (US rapper, lyricist; Whodini) is born


in 1964 - Don Redman dies at age 64. US jazz man, began playing the trumpet at the age of 3, joined his first band at 6 and by age 12 he was proficient on all wind instruments ranging from trumpet to oboe as well as piano. In 1922 he joined the Fletcher Henderson orchestra, mostly playing clarinet and saxophones. He soon began assisting in writing arrangements, and did much to formulate the sound that was to become big band Swing. Notable musicians in his own band included Sidney De Paris, trumpet, Edward Inge, clarinet, and singer Harlan Lattimore, who was known as "The Colored Bing Crosby". He also did arrangements for other band leaders and musicians, including Paul Whiteman, Isham Jones, and Bing Crosby. Most consider him first great arranger in jazz history

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in 1965 - Paul Wheeler (Australian drummer; Icehouse) is born
in 1968 - Des'ree (Desiree Weeks) (UK R&B vocalist) is born
in 1969 - Mike Stone (US guitarist; Queensryche) is born

in 1970 - Des'ree rhythm and blues singer is born
in 1970 - George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"
in 1972 - Valentin Ruiz Azner composer, dies at 70
in 1972 - Hans-Erich Apostel Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
in 1973 - John Moyer (American bassist; Disturbed) is born
in 1975 - Mindy McCready (US country/western singer) is born
in 1978 - Clay Aiken (US singer; American Pop Idol) is born
in 1980 - Joseph Milligan (US lead guitarist; Anberlin) is born
in 1987 - Dougie Poynter (UK bass player, backing vocalist; McFly) is born


in 1988 - Charlie Rouse dies at age 64. American hard bop tenor saxophonist and flautist, born in Washington, DC; well known for his work with the highly influential Thelonious Monk's quartet, a period which lasted from 1959 to 1970. He was later a founding member of the group Sphere, which began as a tribute to Monk. He also worked with Mal Waldron's quintet. The asteroid "(10426) Charlierouse" was officially named to honor him in 2007 by its discoverer, the American planetary scientist and astronomer Joe Montani, an ardent fan of Monk and Rouse

in 1989 - Daisy Evans (UK actress, singer, cheerleader; S Club Juniors/S Club 8) is born
in 1991 - Carnell Breeding (US singer; boy band B5) is born

in 1992 - Jorge Donn dancer, dies after long illness at 45
in 1993 - Yuuri Chinen (Japanese actor, singer) is born


in 1993 - David Houston dies at age 57. American country music singer born in Bossier City, Louisiana; In 1963, he rose to national stardom with the single "Mountain of Love"; the song, which rose to No.2 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart and his 1965's "Livin' in a House Full of Love". In 1966, Houston released his international breakthrough "Almost Persuaded". David was awarded 2 Grammy Awards for Best Country & Western Recording and Best Country & Western Performance, Male in 1967 for "Almost Persuaded". This was followed by a string of top five singles through 1973, including six more number ones: "With One Exception" and "You Mean the World to Me" (1967); "Have a Little Faith" and "Already It's Heaven" (1968); "Baby, Baby (I Know You're a Lady)" (1970); and 1967's "My Elusive Dreams" duet with Tammy Wynette. In later years, Houston dueted with Barbara Mandrell on several of her early hits, most notably 1970's "After Closing Time" and 1974's "I Love You, I Love You"

in 1994 - Connie Conrad Henry Kirnon Kay jazz Drummer, dies at 67

in 1994 - Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at BBC," is released in Britain
in 1994 - Irwin Kostal US arranger/conductor (Sound of Music), dies at 83

in 1995 – Stretch (Randy Walker) dies at age 23. American rapper and hip hop producer from New York City, New York. He starred in the film Who's the Man? but is perhaps most famous for his close affliation with Tupac Shakur during the early 1990s, and was part of the hip hop group "Live Squad" (murdered) b.April 8th 1972.


in 1996 - Tiny Tim (Herbert Buckingham Khaury) dies at age 64. US singer, ukulele; most famous for his rendition of 'Tiptoe Through The Tulips' sung in his distinctive high falsetto/vibrato voice. He was generally thought of as a novelty act, though his records display a wide knowledge of American songs. In August 1970 he performed at the "Isle of Wight Festival 1970" in front of a crowd of 600,000 people. His performance, which included English folk songs and rock and roll classics, was a huge hit with the multinational throng of hippies. At the climax of his set, he sang "There'll Always Be an England" through a megaphone which brought the huge crowd to its feet. This can be seen in the 1995 movie of the event, "Message to Love". In 2000, the Rhino Handmade label released the posthumous Tiny Tim Live at the Royal Albert Hall. This recording had been made in 1968 at the height of Tiny Tim's fame, but Reprise Records never released it. It sat on the shelf until its limited Internet release some 32 years later. The limited-numbered CD sold out and was reissued on Rhino's regular label (he suffered a heart attack on stage at The Woman's Club of Minneapolis and was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center where he died after doctors tried to resuscitate him for an hour and fifteen minutes)

in 1999 - Charlie Byrd dies at age 74. American jazz and classical guitarist; played a classical guitar with nylon strings using fingerstyle. He collaborated on the famous 1962 album Jazz Samba with Stan Getz, a recording which pushed bossa nova into the mainstream of American music. During the late 1950s he toured Europe with Woody Herman as part of a US State Department "goodwill tour". He also led his own groups that at times featured his brother Joe Byrd, and other distinguised musicians. In 1997 he was deemed a "Maryland Art Treasure" by the Community Arts Alliance, in 1999 he was knighted by the government of Brazil as a Knight of the Rio Branco


in 1999 - (or Dec 1st) Don "Sugarcane" Harris dies at age 61. US Blues, jazz and rock violinist and guitarist; was given the nickname "Sugarcane" by LA bandleader Johnny Otis. He started an act called Don and Dewey in the mid 1950s. In the 1960s he played exclusively the electric violin, as a sideman with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Frank Zappa, most recognized for his appearances on the Mothers of Invention albums Hot Rats, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, and Weasels Ripped My Flesh. His lead vocal and blues violin solo on a cover of Little Richard's "Directly From My Heart to You" on Weasels, and his extended solo on the lengthy "Little House I Used To Live In" on Weeny are considered highlights of those albums. The 70's sees him fronting the Pure Food and Drug Act


in 2000 - Scott Smith dies at age 45. Canadian bassist born in Winnipeg, Manitoba; he was the original bassist for the Canadian rock band Loverboy, best known for their hit singles "Working for the Weekend" and "Turn Me Loose", although their U.S. Top Ten hits were "Lovin' Every Minute of It" in 1985 and "This Could Be the Night" in 1986. (Scott was sailing with two friends off the coast of San Francisco near the Golden Gate Bridge, when a freak 26-foot wave swept him overboard. A four-hour search was conducted in vain. Experts say he could not have survived more than two and a half hours in waters that cold)


in 2006 - Elhadi Adam Elhadi (Al-Hadi Adam Al-Hadi) dies at age 79. Sudanese writer and song writer born in El-Helalelih village, Al Jazirah State in central Sudan on the bank of the Blue Nile. He became well known in Sudan and in the Arab world when his poem, "Agadan Algak" / "Tomorrow I Hope to Meet You" was sung by the pioneer Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum. The poem was selected by the diva Umm Kulthum among tens of poems offered to her during her visit to Sudan in 1968. She delayed to sing the song because of the death of Gamal Abdel Nasser, but later sang it in May 1971 on stage of the Cinema Gasser el-nil or Nile Palace, which was composed by Egyptian composer Muhammed Abdelwahab. Elhadi was a prolific writer and has several collections of poems. The most known of his work is Koukh Al-Ashwag from mid 1960s, considered by critics to be the best of his work


in 2008 - Munetaka Higuchi dies at age 49. Japanese drummer born in Nara Nara, during his high school years Munetaka played in seven different bands, before forming the band Lazy with friend Akira Takasaki. The musical pair next formed the metal band Loudness in 1981. During his time with Loudness, Munetaka released his first solo album, Destruction, in 1983. He left Loudness to concertrate on his solo career and work on side projects, including Sly, Bloodcircus, Rose of Rose, and the Rock 'n' Roll Standard Club Band. In 1997, as "Munetaka Higuchi & Dream Castle", he released the album Free World. The band featured many famous musicians from the jazz and rock/metal spheres, like Steve Vai, Stanley Clarke, Billy Sheehan, Ty Tabor, Terry Bozzio, T. M. Stevens, Ronnie James Dio, Richie Kotzen and others. The album was released in February 1997 in Japan. He returned to Loudness in 2001, maintaining his high profile in the metal genre.

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