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Old December 17th, 2010, 06:18 AM   #611

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17 December

On 2009 we posted:
in 1894, American violinist, conductor of the Boston Pops for 48 years, and Boston fire engine chaser, Arthur Fiedler was born in Boston
in 1904, Russian composer Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky was born in St Petersburg
in 1930, British composer Philip Arnold Heseltine, aka Peter Warlock, died in London at the age of 36

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in 1770 Johann Friedrich Schubert, violinist and composer, is born.
in 1861 Fritz Volbach, musicologist, conductor and composer, is born.
in 1900 Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, conductor, composer, musicologist and multi-instrumentalist, is born.
in 1906 Fernando García, composer, is born.
in 1908 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer who helped found the Society of Scottish Composers, is born.
in 1910 Melvin "Sy" Oliver, jazz arranger, trumpeter, composer, singer and bandleader, is born.
in 1930 Makoto Moroi, composer, is born.
in 1936 Thomas Hicks "Tommy Steele," rock singer, guitarist, banjo player, is born.
in 1937 Art Neville, R&B, soul singer and keyboardist, is born.
in 1938 Carlo Little, rock drummer, is born.
in 1939 James Carroll Booker III, jazz, R&B and soul pianist and composer, is born.
in 1939 Eddie "Corn" Kendricks, R&B, pop, soul and disco singer, is born.
in 1941 David Harmon "Dave Dee," pop, rock singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.
in 1942 Paul Butterfield, blues singer/songwriter, harmonica player, guitarist, keyboardist, is born.
in 1943 William Brooks, composer, music director, is born.
in 1948 Jim Bonfanti, rock drummer, is born.
in 1949 Paul Rodgers, rock, blues singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, is born.
in 1950 Carlton "Field Marshal Carly" Barrett, reggae drummer, percussionist and songwriter, is born.
in 1951 Wanda Hutchinson, soul, disco, and R&B singer, is born.
in 1953 Mark Gane, pop guitarist, is born.
in 1953 Mori Ikue, drummer and composer, is born.
in 1958 Mike Mills, rock singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, is born.
in 1961 Sarah Dallin, pop singer/songwriter, bassist, is born.
in 1975 Noble Sissle, jazz composer, lyricist, bandleader and singer dies at 86.

To which we add:
in 1562 - Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82
in 1638 - Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer is born
in 1651 - Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81
in 1749 - Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto) is born

in 1811 - John Antes, composer, dies at 71
in 1811 - Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny, composer, dies at 54

in 1829 - Bernard Jumentier, composer, dies at 80
in 1838 - Berthold Tours, composer is born
in 1840 - Christian Frederik Emil Horneman, composer is born
in 1848 - Frederick Grant Gleason, composer is born
in 1863 - Ion Vidu, composer is born
in 1864 - John Felix August Korling, composer is born
in 1869 - Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer is born

in 1870 - Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante, composer, dies at 75
in 1885 - Louis Mitchell (American bandleader and drummer) is born
in 1889 - Vaslav F Nijinski, Ukraine/US ballet dancer (l'aprŠs-midi d'une faune) is born

in 1903 - Ray Noble (UK bandleader, composer) is born
in 1904 - Dmitri B Kabalevsky, St Petersburg Russia, composer (In the Fire) [OS] is born
in 1906 - Fernando Lopez-Garcia, composer is born
in 1908 - William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer is born

in 1910 - Melvin "Sy" Oliver (American arranger, bandleader, trombonist) is born
in 1913 - Stefano Gobatti, composer, dies at 61
in 1915 - André Claveau (French singer) is born
in 1917 - Louis Salvador Palange, composer is born
in 1922 - Hubert H A Beckers, Curacaoan opera singer is born

in 1932 - Sonny Red Kyner (American alto saxophonist) is born
in 1933 - Walter Booker (American jazz bass, double bassist) is born
in 1935 - Ronnie Boykins (US bass player; Sun Ra Arkestra) is born
in 1936 -Tommy Steele Thomas Willam Hicks OBE (UK: singer, actor) is born
in 1937 - Art Neville (US: vocals, piano; Neville Brothers/The Meters/freelance) is born
in 1937 - James Booker (US jazz pianist, sax player, singer; solo/Jerry Garcia Band/others) is born

in 1938 - Carl O'Neil Little (UK drummer; Rolling Stones/Screaming Lord Sutch/others) is born
in 1939 - Eddie Kendricks (US lead singer; The Temptations) is born
in 1942 - Paul Butterfield (US blues singer, harmonica player; own band/solo) is born
in 1943 - Dave Dee, rocker is born

in 1943 - Ron Geesin (Scottish musician, composer) is born
in 1943 - David Harman aka Dave Dee (UK lead singer; Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich) is born

in 1944 - Carlos Barbosa-Lima (Brazilian guitarist) is born
in 1944 - Vyacheslav Ganelin (Lithuanian jazz pioneer in the Soviet Union, multi-inst –umentalist is born
in 1948 - Jim Alexander, rocker is born

in 1948 - Edgar Istel, composer, dies at 68
in 1948 - Jim Bonfanti (US drummer; Raspberries/Boxer) is born
in 1949 - David Stanley Smith, composer, dies at 72
in 1949 - Paul Rodgers, Engl, rocker (Bad Company-Feel Like Makin Love, Firm) is born

in 1950 - Carlton Barrett (Jamaican bassist; Bob Marley/The Wailers/Upsetters) is born
in 1951 - Wanda Hutchinson (US singer; The Emotions) is born
in 1952 - Mickey Jones, Wash DC, rock bassist is born
in 1953 - Ikue Ile Mori, rocker is born
in 1953 - Mark Gane, Toronto Canada, rocker (M+M) is born

in 1957 - Tracy Pew (Australian bassist, Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) is born
in 1957 - Earl Hudson (US drummer; Bad Brains) is born
in 1958 - Mike Mills, US pop bassist (REM-One I Love) is born

in 1959 - Bob Stinson (US lead guitarist; The Replacements/Static Taxi) is born
in 1960 - Yoshihiko Katori (Japanese vibraphonist) is born
in 1961 - Sarah Dallin, rocker (Bananarama-Venus) is born

in 1964 – Ginger David Walls (UK lead singer, guitar; Wildhearts) is born
in 1965 - Tito [Raffaele A] Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (Rondine), dies at 76
in 1966 - Gustaf Paulson, composer, dies at 68

in 1966 - Tracy Byrd (US country singer, rhythm guitar) is born
in 1967 - Gigi D'Agostino (Italian DJ and musician) is born
in 1969 - 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show
in 1969 - Mick Quinn (UK bassist; Supergrass) is born
in 1970 - Craig Bullock/DJ Homicide (US turntables; Sugar Ray) is born
in 1971 - Alan Khan (South African radio disc jockey) is born
in 1972 - Erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63
in 1973 - Patrick Hadley, composer, dies at 74

in 1975 - Bree Sharp (US singer/songwriter) is born
in 1978 - Neil Sanderson (Canadian drummer; Three Days Grace) is born

in 1978 - Erskine Tate dies at age 82. American bandleader, banjoist and violinist, born in Memphis; he helped pioneer Chicago jazz and big band music with his Vendome Orchestra. The band has featured Louis Armstrong, Freddie Keppard, Buster Bailey, Jimmy Bertrand, Ed Atkins, and Teddy Weatherford, as well as Fats Waller, Omer Simeon, Bob Shoffner, Stomp Evans, Punch Miller, Preston Jackson, and Teddy Wilson

in 1978 - Don Ellis dies at age 44.
American jazz trumpeter, drummer, composer and bandleader, born in Los Angeles, CA.and graduated from Boston University in 1956 with a composition degree. His first job was with the Glenn Miller band, directed by Ray McKinley. He stayed with the band until September 1956, when he joined the Seventh Army Symphony and Soldiers' Show Company. Among his many projects Don is maybe best known for his extensive musical experimentation, particularly in the area of unusual time signatures. Later in his life he worked as a film composer, among other works contributing a score to 1971's The French Connection and 1973's The Seven-Ups.

in 1979 - Ryan Key (US lead vocals, second guitar; Yellowcard) is born
in 1980 - Stella Ng (Singaporean singer, actress) is born
in 1982 - Philipp Jarnach, composer, dies at 90

in 1982 - Leonid Borisovitch Kogan dies at age 58. Russian violinist, at the age of 17, and while still a student, he performed throughout the USSR. His official debut was in 1941, playing the Brahms Concerto with the Moscow Philharmonic in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. He was co-winner of the first prize at the World Youth Festival in Prague. In 1951 he won first prize at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels with a dazzling performance of Paganini's first concerto that included an outstanding rendition of Sauret's cadenza. His international solo tours took him to Paris and London in 1955, and then South America and the USA in the following years. Kogan had a repertoire of over 18 concerti and a number of concerti by modern composers were dedicated to him

in 1982 - Big Joe Williams dies at age 79. American delta blues guitarist, singer-songwriter, born in Crawford, Mississippi, he is notable for the distinctive sound of his nine-string guitar. Performing over four decades, he recorded such songs as "Baby Please Don't Go", "Crawlin' King Snake" and "Peach Orchard Mama" for a variety of record labels, including Bluebird, Delmark, Okeh, Prestige and Vocalion. His guitar was very heavily modified, he added a rudimentary electric pickup, whose wires coiled all over the top of his guitar. He also added three extra strings, creating unison pairs for the first, second and fourth strings. Big Joe was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on October 4th 1992

in 1983 - Kosuke Saito (Japanese DJ) is born
in 1985 - Ryuichi Ogata (Japanese singer; w-inds) is born
in 1994 - Nat Wolff (US singer; The Naked Brothers Band) is born
in 1996 - Francesco Siciliani, opera administrator, dies at 85
in 1996 - Ruby Murray, singer, dies at 61

in 1996 - Armando Gallop dies at age 26. American house-music producer and DJ who was an early contributor to the development of acid house and regarded as one of the originators of the worldwide 'House' scene. Born in Chicago he was a star baseball player as a youngster before spinal meningitis shattered those dreams. He became interested in dance music, organizing parties by age 16 and mixing on radio by age 17. He and Mike Dunn founded Musique Records and Warehouse Records in 1988, the latter releasing Armando's singles "151" and "Land of Confusion" which became a transatlantic club hit in Chicago as well as in Britain, where it influenced their early acid-house scene. He also produced Warehouse releases from Ron Trent, DJ Rush, and Robert Armani. Instead of working on production, Armando spent most of the early 1990s with a residency at Chicago's Warehouse from 1992-94. He served as an A&R rep for Felix da Housecat's Radikal Fear label and, soon, after recorded for that label himself. His first and only full-length album, One World, One Future, was released in 1996 on Play it Again, Sam, but sadly he died shortly after the album's release

in 1999 - Rex Allen dies at age 78. American actor and singer; popular entertainer known as "The Arizona Cowboy. He wrote and recorded many songs, a number of which were featured in his own films. His most successful single was "Don't Go Near the Indians", which reached the top 5 of Billboard magazine's Hot Country Singles chart in November 1962 (died in Tucson, Arizona from injuries received when his caretaker accidentally ran over him in the driveway of his home)

in 1999 - Grover Washington Jr dies at age 56. American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophone virtuoso, born in Buffalo, New York. Along with a just a handful of others, he is considered by most to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. He wrote some of his material and later became an arranger and producer. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Grover made some of the genre's most memorable hits, including "Mr. Magic", "Black Frost", and "The Best is Yet to Come". In addition, he performed very frequently with other artists, including Bill Withers on "Just the Two of Us", Patti LaBelle on "The Best is Yet to Come" and Phyllis Hyman on "A Sacred Kind of Love". He is also remembered for his take on the Dave Brubeck classic "Take Five", and for his 1996 version of "Soulful Strut"

in 2000 - Erich Schmid dies at age 93. Swiss composer born in in Balsthal, Switzerland and studied composition with at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt. Among many other international conducting roles, he was chief conductor of the Tonhalle Orchestra, Zürich from 1949 to 1957

in 2004 - Dick Heckstall-Smith dies at age 70. English jazz and blues saxophonist and keyboardist. He played with some of the most important English blues-rock and jazz fusion bands of the 1960s and 1970s, including the Graham Bond Organization, Blues Incorporated, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Coliseum, Mainsqueeze and also many other solo projects. In 2001 he cut the all-star project "Blues and Beyond", which reunited him with Mayall, Bruce, Taylor, ex-Mayall and Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green

in 2006 - Denis Peyton dies at age 63. English tenor and baritone saxophonist, harmonica, and guitarist, best known maybe for his time with the Dave Clark Five. The group's distinctive sound was due in part to Denis's saxophone riffs. They had top 10 hits such as "Glad All Over" which topped the UK charts, and No. 6 in the US, "Bits and Pieces", "Can't You See That She's Mine", "Because", "Anyway You Want It" , "I Like It Like That", "Catch Us If You Can", "Over And Over", and "You Got What It Takes". Over his career he also played with The Renegades, The Les Heath Combo, The Blue Dukes, and The Mike Jones Combo. A month before his death, the Dave Clark Five was nominated for the US Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame for 2007, Dave Clark said Denis had been thrilled at the news, but also added he knew he wouldn't around to collect it

in 2007 - Joel Dorn dies at age 65. American jazz and R&B music producer and record label entrepreneur; he started working at Atlantic Records. Later he founded the 32 Jazz, Label M, and Hyena Records labels. The many artists he worked with included: Roberta Flack, Max Roach, Yusef Lateef, Willy DeVille, the Neville Brothers, Herbie Mann, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Mose Allison and Rahsaan Roland Kirk

in 2008 - Freddy Breck Gerhard Brecker dies at age 66. German schlager singer, composer, produce and news anchor; his first success was "Überall auf der Welt", based on the "Gefangenenchor" from Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco. He went on to score 5 platinum records and 35 gold records over the course of his careerIn 1978 he issued an English-language record, which landed in the Top 10. In the 1980s he worked as a news presenter for various stations, and wrote music for groups such as the Original Naabtal Duo, the Kastelruther Spatzen and Nina & Mike. He founded his own label, Sun Day Records, with his wife Astrid in 1998, and in 1999 they released music as a duo, "Astrid & Freddy Breck"

in 2008 - Feliciano "Flash" Vierra Tavares dies at age 88. American musician, singer and guitar player; he was the patriarch of the musical Tavares family, which included the Tavares Brothers, a successful Grammy-winning 1970s and 1980s R&B comprised of five of his sons. He was a self taught musician who learned by listening to the radio and Cape Verdean music at an early age. He remained active within the musical community, in spite an early diagnosis of prostate cancer, he was able to travel to Cape Verde and continued to perform solo until he was 84 years old. Besides his own children, he inspired a lot of kids to play music, and he kept the Cape Verdean musical heritage alive

in 2010 - Don Van Vliet, known as Captain Beefheart, avant garde rock musician/songwriter, bandleader and painter.

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On 2009 we posted:
in 1737, violin craftsman Antonio Stradivari died in Cremona at the age of 93
in 1860, American composer Edward MacDowell was born in Manhattan, New York City
in 1869, American composer and pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk died in Tijuca, Rio de Janerio at the age of 40
in 1959, Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson made her American debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Wagner's Isolde

Recusant added:
in 1788 Camille Pleyel, pianist, composer, piano builder of note; owner of Pianos Pleyel is born.
in 1861 Lionel John Alexander Monckton, writer and composer of musical theatre is born.
in 1892 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres.
in 1892 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, "Nutcracker Suite" premieres.
in 1904 Wilf Carter "Montana Slim," country music singer, songwriter and guitarist is born.
in 1905 Richard Sturzenegger, cellist and composer, director of the Berne Conservatory, is born.
in 1906 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher, member of the ASCAP Board of Directors, winner of the Abe Olman Publisher Award from the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, is born.
in 1910 Abram Solman Borowitz "Abe Burrows," composer, radio personality, is born.
in 1913 Donald Phillips, pianist, composer, winner of the Ivor Novello Award, is born.
in 1913 Takata Saburo, pianist and composer, is born.
in 1928 Galt MacDermot, composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre, is born.
in 1938 Bryan James "Chas" Chandler, rock and R&B bassist, singer/songwriter, is born.
in 1941 Sam Andrew, rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, is born.
in 1941 Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, jazz trumpeter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, is born.
in 1942 Les Cauchi, doo wop, R&B, pop singer, is born.
in 1943 Bobby Keys, rock saxophonist, is born.
in 1943 Keith Richards, rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, is born.
in 1948 Bill Nelson, rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, is born.
in 1950 Randy Castillo, rock drummer, is born.
in 1950 Martha Johnson, rock singer/songwriter, keyboardist, composer, is born.
in 1953 Elliott Easton, rock guitarist, songwriter, is born.
in 1957 John Webster, rock keyboardist, is born.
in 1961 Ken Foreman, rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, composer, is born.
in 1962 Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony premieres.
in 1963 Greg D’Angelo, rock drummer, is born.
in 1963 Sabrina Ocon "Pauline Ester," pop singer/songwriter, is born.
in 1964 Robson Green, pop singer/songwriter, is born.
in 1966 Steve Dullaghan, rock bassist, singer/songwriter, is born.
in 1971 Matsueda Noriko, jazz pianist, composer is born.
in 1980 Christina Aguilera, pop singer/songwriter, is born.
in 2001 Clifford T. Ward, pop singer/songwriter, dies at 57.

To which we add:
in 2009 - Rex Yetman dies at age 76. Canadian bluegrass musician, born in Jamestown, Newfoundland; he was one of the founding members of the York County Boys, Canada's first bluegrass band. They played around Ontario and eastern Canada through the '60s and early '70s. They recorded "You Done Me Wrong" and "Down The Road Blues". Rex played mandolin and sang on the album, Bluegrass Jamboree with the York County Boys, which was the first bluegrass album in Canada. More recently he played with Crooked Stovepipe of St. John's, who were awarded the East Coast Music Association's bluegrass album of the year in 2006

in 2001 - Gilbert Bécaud François Silly dies at age 74. French singer, composer, actor, born in Toulon, he learned to play the piano at a young age, and then went to the Conservatoire de Nice. In 1942, he left school to join the French Resistance during World War II. He began songwriting in 1948, after meeting Maurice Vidalin, who inspired him to write his early compositions. He began writing for Marie Bizet; Bizet, Gilbert and Vidalin became a successful trio, and their partnership lasted until 1950. He became known as Monsieur 100,000 Volts for his energetic performances, best-known hit "Et maintenant", one of the biggest selling singles in French history and became an English language hit after being translated into "What Now My Love" and has been covered by many. He wrote around 450 songs and later in the century, he began writing with Pierre Grosz and then Neil Diamond, also penning the Broadway musical Roza with Julian More (he sadly died from cancer, on his houseboat on the Seine)

in 2001 - Dimitris Dragatakis dies at age 87. Greek composer of classical music, born in Epiros and studied the violin at the Greek National Conservatory in Athens. He is considered an important modern Greek composer, influenced by the musical traditions of Greece and ancient Greek drama, his music came to reflect his interest in new techniques; he developed a free atonal style of writing, winning several of major prizes. Dimitris taught advanced harmony at the Greek National Conservatory for 20 years, until he was appointed vice president of the conservatory in 1997. He played in the Opera Orchestra as a violist and later served on the board of the Greek National Orchestra. He was vice president and honorary president of the Greek Composers Union.

in 2001 - Clifford Ward dies at age 57. English singer, songwriter, born in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire; after leaving school, he formed a beat band 'Cliff Ward and The Cruisers'. The band was popular in Birmingham and also in demand at American Army bases in France. He went on to a solo career releasing 20 albums over his long career (after being diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis in 1984, he continued to record and write songs living at home, cared for by his wife Pat. Died from pneumonia)

in 2000 - Kirsty MacColl dies at age 41. British singer, songwriter born in Croydon, London; she came to notice in 1978 when Chiswick Records released an EP by local punk rock band the Drug Addix with Kirsty on backing vocals under the pseudonym Mandy Doubt. Stiff Records executives were not impressed with the band, but liked her and subsequently signed her to a solo deal. Her 1979 debut solo single "They Don't Know", reached No.3 in the UK charts. When Stiff went bankrupt she was unable to record in her own right, but she had regular session work as a backing vocalist, and she frequently sang on records produced or engineered by her husband, Steve Lillywhite, including tracks for The Smiths, Talking Heads, Big Country, Crossfire Choir, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and The Wonder Stuff among others. She appeared in the videos "Welcome to the Cheap Seats" for The Wonder Stuff and "(Nothing But) Flowers" for Talking Heads. Legalities over and Kirsty re-emerged in the British charts in December 1987, reaching No.2 with The Pogues on "Fairytale of New York", a duet with Shane MacGowan. She carried on touring and recording until her death, her last single being "In These Shoes" in 2000 (died instantly in a boating accident off the coast of Mexico, as speedboat hit her when she saved her son from being hit, while diving in a speedboat free zone)

in 1990 - Paul Tortelier, composer, dies at 76
in 1996 - Arthur Jacobs, musicologist, dies at 74

in 1995 - Brian Brockless dies at age 69. English organist, composer and coductor; he studied organ and composition at the Royal College of Music. For twenty years he was a part-time professor at the Royal Academy of Music and was subsequently made an Honorary Member. He was also senior lecturer at the University of Surrey and taught at Goldsmith's and Morley colleges. Among the orchestras he conducted were The London Schubert Orchestra , the English Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philomusica of London, Northern Sinfonia and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He gave concerts, With The London Schubert Orchestra, in Romania, Palermo, Stockholm, Brussels, Venezuela, Denmark, as well as conducting choral and orchestral performances for the BBC, Belgian, Swedish and Danish Radio Orchestras. He pioneered the presentation of Choral music on TV with the ITV series "A Date With Music"

in 1993 – Charizma Charles Hicks dies at age 20. American hip-hop MC, born in San José, California; he started rapping at high school talent shows. He was only 16 when he met 19-year old Chris Manak a.k.a. Peanut Butter Wolf in 1990. The two formed a duo together, but their music was cut short when Charizma was murdered (He was brutally shot dead in a mugging

in 1992 - Bridgit Mendler (US actress, singer) is born

in 1990 - Paul Tortelier dies at age 76. French cellist and composer born in Paris. At 12 years old he entered the Paris Conservatoire and he won the first prize in cello at the conservatoire when he was 16; his debut was with the Orchestre Lamoureux in 1931 at the age of 17, where he performed Lalo's Cello Concerto. In 1937 he joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitsky, as first cellist through 1940. In 1938 he also began a solo career at Boston's Town Hall, accompanied by Leonard Shure. His major recordings include the Bach Cello Suites in 1960 (Paris) and 1982 (London), Elgar Cello Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult conducting in 1972, and Strauss’s Don Quixote in 1973 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham conducting in 1947/48 and the Staatskapelle Dresden, with Rudolf Kempe conducting in 1973. (died in Villarceaux Yvelines, near Paris)

in 1987 - Ayaka Iida (Japanese singer) is born

in 1987 - Conny Planck dies at age 47. German record producer and musician; he began producing albums and working as a sound engineer in the late 1960s and became involved in the underground music scene which was spreading outwards through Germany from Berlin. In 1969 he served as engineer for the first Kluster album, Klopfzeichen.
In the 70s he worked with Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk, Kraftwerk 2, Ralf und Florian, Autobahn, and the precursor album Tone Float; Neu!-all their recordings; Cluster; Harmonia; Night Sun; Ash Ra Tempel; Holger Czukay - Can; and Guru Guru. During the 80s, Conny remained in high demand with the new generation of electronic pop and New Wave artists, including Devo, Ultravox (Systems of Romance, Vienna and Rage in Eden), Freur and The Tourists (Luminous Basement), Eurythmics (In the Garden). He also worked on pop and rock productions with artists such as Scorpions, Clannad, Killing Joke, Play Dead, and Gianna Nannini (Latin Lover, Sogno Di Una Notte d'Estate, Tutto Live and others, also credited for music). His other production credits include Echo & the Bunnymen, Les Rita Mitsouko, Einstürzende Neubauten, Ástor Piazzolla, The Damned, Psychotic Tanks, DAF (including the classic single Der Mussolini) and Nina Hagen. As a musician he played guitar and keyboards, as well as playing studio sessions with many of his 100 plus album productions, he also played in various bands over his career. Conny fell ill while touring South America with Dieter Moebius, performing music from Ludwig's Law, some of his last work, before his death

in 1987 - Warne Marsh dies at age 60. American tenor saxophone born in Los Angeles; He started recording in 1942 with a trio of himself, Andre Previn and Karl Kifferecording, after which he joined and recorded with the Young Big Band, under the leaders Sammy Kaye and Jimmy Higson. He played in US Army Band in the mid '40s. After the war in the late 40s and through the 50s he recorded albums with Buddy Rich Big Band, Lennie Tristano Quintet, Kai Winding Quintet, Hadda Brooks, Lee Konitz Sextet, Rick Jones Four, Art Pepper, Ted Brown among others, as well as releasing many albums with his own band especially in the 60's through to the 80's. In the 1970s he gained renewed exposure as a member of Supersax, a large ensemble which played orchestral arrangements of Charlie Parker solos. Warne also recorded one of his most celebrated albums, All Music, with the Supersax rhythm section during this period (Warne collapsed and died on stage due to a heart attack at the legendary Donte's club, Hollywood)

in 1983 - Jimmy Nolen dies at age 47. American guitarist Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, He started learning the violin at aged 6, then began teaching himself guitar at 14. Soon he was playing in Jimmy Wilson's band, which took him to LA. In 1957 he began to play for Johnny Otis, replacing the ailing Pete "Guitar" Lewis. He was the principal behind Otis' hit "Willie And The Hand Jive." He remained in Otis’ band until 1959 when he formed his own group, The Jimmy Nolen Band. In 1965 Jimmy joined the James Brown band and soon became known for his distinctive "chicken scratch" lead guitar playing in James' bands. He began to tour with Maceo Parker’s group Maceo & All the King’s Menin 1972, but returned to The James Brown Band later that year. Jimmy stayed with James until his [Jimmy's] death

in 1983 - Steph Jones (US R&B singer) is born
in 1982 - Dave Luetkenhoelter (US bassist; Kutless) is born

in 1982 - Tibor de Machula, Hungary/Neth cellist, dies at 70
in 1980 - Christina María Aguilera (US singer) is born
in 1980 or 1977 - Lindsay Armaou (Greek singer; B*Witched) is born
in 1975 - Sia Furler (Australian singer) is born
in 1974 – Euroboy (Knut Schreiner) (Norwegian quitarist; Turbonegro) is born

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in 1973 - Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64
in 1972 - Raymond Herrera (US drummer; Fear Factory) is born
in 1971 - Noriko Matsueda (Japanese composer) is born
in 1970 – DMX (Earl Simmons) (African-US rap artist) is born
in 1970 - Cowboy Troy (Troy Lee Coleman III) (American country-rapper) is born
in 1969 - DJ Lethal (Leor "Lee" Dimant) (DJ, turntablist; House Of Pain/Limp Bizkit) is born
in 1968 - Andy Miller (Scottish producer, guitarist; Dodgy/Hey Gravity) is born
in 1968 - Alejandro Sanz (Spanish singer) is born
in 1966 - Steve Dullaghan (UK bassist; Primitives/Nocturnal Babies) is born
in 1966 - Mille Petrozza (German singer; Kreator) is born

in 1966 - Tracy Byrd, country singer is born
in 1965 - Mick Collins (US guitar, vocals; The Gories/The Dirtbombs) is born
in 1964 - Robson Green (UK actor, singer-songwriter) is born

in 1963 - Winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
in 1963 - Greg D'Angelo (US drummer; White Lion) is born
in 1963 - Pauline Ester (French singer) is born
in 1963 - Norman Brown (US smooth jazz guitarist, vocalist) is born
in 1962 - Renaldo Lapuz (Filipino-born American singer) is born
in 1959 - Daddy G (Grant Marshall) (member of Massive Attack) is born
in 1958 - Geordie Walker (UK guitar; Killing Joke) is born
in 1953 - Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov (Chechen singer-songwriter) is born
in 1953 - Elliot Easton (Elliot Steinberg) (US guitarist, vocals; The Cars/solo/The New Cars) is born
in 1956 - Elios Ferre (French guitarist) is born
in 1955 - Jacek Kochan (Polish drummer) is born
in 1950 - Randy Castillo (US drummer; Ozzie Osborne/freelance) is born
in 1950 - Martha Johnson (Canadian vocalist, keyboards; Martha And The Muffins) is born
in 1949 - Alyrio Lima Cova (Brazilian percussionist) is born
in 1948 - Buddy Gask (UK vocals; Showaddywaddy) is born

in 1948 - Bryan "Chas" Changler, Newcastle, rock bassist (Animals) is born
in 1948 - Bill Nelson (UK guitar; Be Bop Deluxe/solo) is born
in 1948 - Laurent Voulzy (Lucien Voulzy) (French singer, composer) is born
in 1943 - Bobby Keys (US international saxophonist; sessionist/freelance/Rolling Stones) is born

in 1943 - Keith Richards, England, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar) is born
in 1943 - Bobby Keyes, rocker is born
in 1941 - Wadada Leo Smith (Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith) (US avant-garde jazz trumpeter) is born
in 1941 - Sam Andrews (US guitarist; Big Brother & the Holding Company) is born
in 1940 - Bramwell "Bram" Morrison (Canadian children's musical trio Sharon, Lois & Bram) is born

in 1939 - Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright is born
in 1938 - Chas Chandler (Bryan James Chandler) (UK bassist, manager; Animals/Jimi Hendr-ix) is born
in 1937 - Joel Hirschhorn (US award-winning songwriter, composer) is born
in 1933 - Lonnie Brooks (Lee Baker Jr) (US blues guitarist, singer) is born
in 1932 - Don Heckman (US jazz clarinetist, music critic) is born
in 1931 - Allen Klein (US record industry executive) is born
in 1931 - Al Molina (US jazz trumpeter) is born
in 1930 - Al Jones (American Traditional bluegrass drummer) is born
in 1929 - Nick Stabulas (US drummer; jazz man) is born
in 1928 - Ira Gitler (US music critic) is born

in 1928 - Lucien Capet, composer, dies at 55
in 1923 - Bill Reichenbach Sr. (American trombonist, composer) is born
in 1922 - Clarence Horatio "Big" Miller (US jazz trombonist, big voiced singer) is born

in 1920 - Rita Streich, German singer is born
in 1919 - Horatio William Parker, composer, dies at 56
in 1919 - Anita O'Day, Chicago, big band jazz singer (Gene Krupa, Stan Kanton) is born
in 1919 - Barry Galbraith (US jazz guitarist) is born

in 1918 - Henryk Jarecki, composer, dies at 72
in 1917 - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (US alto saxophonist, jazz & blues shouter) is born
in 1914 - Connie Curtis "Pee Wee" Crayton (US blues guitarist, vocalist) is born

in 1913 - Donald Phillips, pianist/composer is born
in 1911 - Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79
in 1908 - Raul Sanchez Reinoso (Argentinian guitar, banjo, bandleader) is born
in 1907 - Lawrence Lucie (US session guitarist) is born

in 1904 - Wilf Carter, country singer is born
in 1897 - Fletcher Henderson Jr (US jazz pianist, bandleader, composer) is born
in 1895 - Sam Morgan (US trumpeter; Sam Morgan Jazz Band) is born
in 1885 - Louis A. Mitchell (US jazz drummer, bandleader) is born

in 1899 - John William Glover, composer, dies at 84
in 1873 - Adolf Vogl, composer is born
in 1869 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk, composer, dies at 40
in 1865 - Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer, dies at 70
in 1861 - Lionel Monckton, composer is born
in 1860 - Edward Alexander MacDowell, US, composer (Indian Suite) is born
in 1858 - Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, composer, dies at 81
in 1852 - Gaetano Coronaro, composer is born

in 1848 - Karl Schroder, composer is born
in 1841 - Felice Blangini, composer, dies at 60
in 1839 - Charles-Henri Plantade, composer, dies at 75
in 1835 - Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer, dies at 82
in 1732 - Johann Valentin Eckelt, composer, dies at 59
in 1812 - Wiktor Kazynski, composer is born
in 1788 - Camille Pleyel, Austria, piano builder/composer is born
in 1786 - Carl Maria von Weber, Germany, romantic composer (Der Freischutz) is born

in 1734 - Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer is born
in 1667 - Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer is born
in 1569 - Jakob Hassler, composer is born
in 1562 - Philipp Dulichius, composer is born
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On 2009 we posted:
in 1888, Hungarian-born American conductor Fritz Reiner was born in Budapest
in 1915, French singer Edith Piaf was born in Belleville, near Paris
in 2004, Italian opera diva Renata Tibaldi died at her home in Marino, Italy at the age of 82

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in 1825 George Frederick Bristow, composer and conductor, is born.
in 1882 Walter Braunfels, pianist and composer, is born.
in 1884 Fernando Liuzzi, pianist, composer and musicologist, is born.
in 1885 Joe "King" Oliver, jazz composer, cornet player and bandleader, is born.
in 1918 Henry Roeland Byrd "Professor Longhair," blues, jazz singer/songwriter, pianist, is born.
in 1920 James Cecil "Little Jimmy" Dickens, country singger/songwriter and guitarist, is born.
in 1928 Michael John Hurd, composer and musicologist, is born.
in 1935 Robert Henry "Bobby" Timmons, jazz pianist and composer, is born.
in 1939 Eric Fogg, composer, dies at 36.
in 1940 Phil Ochs, topical folk-rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist, is born.
in 1941 Maurice White, soul, funk, R&B and jazz singer/songwriter, drummer, kalimba player, is born.
in 1944 Graham Barnes "Alvin Lee," rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, bassist, sitar player, is born.
in 1944 Zal Yanovsky, rock singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.
in 1945 John McEuen, country-rock singer/songwriter, banjo player, multi-instrumentalist, is born.
in 1946 Noël Coward's musical "Pacific 1860" premieres in London.
in 1947 Janie Fricke, country-pop singer and guitarist, is born.
in 1949 Knud Grabow Christensen "Sebastian," rock, pop, folk singer/songwriter, guitarist, is born.
in 1949 Lenny White, jazz/funk drummer, is born.
in 1957 Doug Johnson, rock keyboardist, songwriter, classical composer, is born.
in 1958 Christopher Hamill "Limahl," pop vocalist and keyboardist, is born.
in 1966 Chuckii Booker, urban contemporary R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader, is born.

in 1966 Tara Browne was killed in a high speed car wreck at about 1 AM on December 18th. (He ran his expensive sports car into a parked lorry in Redcliffe Gardens, South Kensington, London. He was estimated to be going over 100 mph at the time.) His death was immortalized in The Beatles' song "A Day In The Life." On this day, the "Daily Sketch" newspaper published a story and photograph of the Tara Brown crash. However, it's possible that John Lennon didn't actually read this story. It was a subsequent report on the coroner's verdict in the "Daily Mail," published on January 17th, 1967, which was the inspiration for the song.

in 1970 Zac Foley, rock bassist, is born.
in 1982 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, organist and composer, dies at 71.
in 1984 Michel Magne, composer, pianist/organist, commits suicide at 54.
in 1993 Michael Clarke, rock drummer and songwriter dies of liver failure at 49.
in 1994 Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies of stroke at 39.

Today we add:
in 1614 - Melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67
in 1749 - Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76

in 1676 - Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist is born
in 1797 - Josef Theodor Krov, composer is born

in 1800 - Georg Peter Weimar, composer, dies at 66
in 1810 - Johann Heinrich Egli, composer, dies at 68
in 1815 - Michel Woldemar, composer, dies at 65
in 1815 - Robert Hudson, composer, dies at 83

in 1823 - Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer, dies at 67
in 1864 - Adolf Sandberger, composer is born

in 1867 - Jean-Georges Kastner, composer, dies at 57
in 1876 - Carlo Gatti, composer is born
in 1878 - Anton Lajovic, composer is born
in 1879 - Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer is born
in 1880 - Nemesio Otano y Eugenio, composer is born

in 1881 - Opera "H‚rodiade" is produced (Brussels)
in 1888 - Frederick “Fritz” Reiner (Hugarian-US conductor of opera and symphonic music) is born
in 1894 - Paul Dessau, Hamburg Germany, composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33) is born
in 1902 - Leonard Hirsch, British violinist/orchestra leader (RAF Symph Orch) is born
in 1905 - Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/choreographer is born

in 1911 - Lucius "Lu" Watters (US jazz bandleader, trumpeter) is born
in 1915 - Charlie Ryan (US rockabilly guitarist) is born
in 1916 - Hal Hastings, NYC, orch leader (Chevrolet on Broadway) is born
in 1921 - Ludvik Podest, composer is born
in 1925 - Jimmy Dickens, Bolt WV, country singer (Grand Ole Opry) is born

in 1925 - Robert B. Sherman (US songwriter with Sherman Brothers) is born
in 1927 - Harry Harman (Australian tuba player) is born
in 1925 - Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer, dies at 44
in 1928 - Michael Hurd, composer is born
in 1928 - Santos Miranda (US percussionist) is born

in 1929 - Bob Brookmeyer (US jazz valve trombonist, pianist, arranger) is born
in 1928 - Galt MacDermot, Montreal Canada, composer (Letting Down My Hair) is born

in 1934 - Rudi Carrell (Rudolf Wijbrand Kesselaar) (Dutch singer, entertainer) is born
in 1937 - Milcho Leviev (Bulgarian keyboardist) is born
in 1938 - Roger Blank (US session drummer; Sun Ra) is born
in 1938 - Pete Strange (UK trombonist; sideman to Humphrey Lyttelton) is born

in 1941 - Maurice White (US drummer, vocals; sessionist/Earth Wind & Fire) is born
in 1944 - Zal Yanovky (Canadian singer, guitarist; Mugwumps/Loving Spoonful) is born
in 1944 - Alvin Lee (UK guitar, vocals; Ten Years After) is born
in 1944 - William Christie (US-born French conductor, harpsichordist; Les Arts Florissants) is born

in 1945 - John McEuen, rocker (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is born
in 1946 - Marianne Faithfull, Hampstead England, singer (Money, As Tears Go By) is born
in 1947 - Janie Fricke, South Whitley In, singer (It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy) is born

in 1947 - Don Weller (UK tenor saxophonist) is born
in 1947 - Jimmy Bain (Scottish bassist; Rainbow/Ronnie James Dio/Phil Lynott/The Babys/others) is born

in 1949 - Lenny White III (US drummer; international freelancer) is born
in 1949 – Sebastian (Knud Christensen) (Danish singer, guitarist, composer) is born

in 1952 – Sooz (Susan Goodman Jackson) (US award-winning singer-songwriter) is born
in 1952 - Jeff Davis (US session musician; Lee Konitz/Machito/others) is born
in 1952 - Walter Murphy Jr (American composer, pianist, arranger) is born

in 1955 - Ron Kuivila (US avant-garde electronics musician, experimental music) is born
in 1957 - Eric Marienthal (US alto saxophonist; Chick Corea Elektric Band) is born
in 1957 - Doug Johnson (Canadian keyboardist, composer; Loverboy) is born

in 1958 – Steven Isserlis, English cellist is born
in 1958 - Limahl, British rocker (Kajagoogoo-Too Shy) is born

in 1961 - John Eacott (UK trumpeter; Roman Holliday) is born
in 1962 - Bettina Huebers, Hamburg GFR, illegitimate daughter of Paul McCartney is born

in 1966 - Chuckii Booker (US singer-song-writer, multi-musician and producer) is born
in 1967 - Criss Angel (Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos) (US illusionist, actor, musician) is born
in 1968 - Kevin Shepard (US drummer; Zoo Story/Tonic) is born
in 1969 - Chris Robinson, Atlanta, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker) is born

in 1969 - Aziza Mustafa Zadeh (Azerbaijan pianist, vocalist, composer) is born
in 1969 - Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
in 1970 – Sebastian(Knud Torben Christensen) (Danish guitarist) is born
in 1974 - Mikko Paananen (Finnish bassist; HIM) is born is born

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in 1975 - Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones
in 1979 - Kevin Devine (US singer-songwriter, acoustic guitarist) is born
in 1980 - Trevor Rager (US drummer; Fairview) is born is born
in 1980 - Chris Haslam (Canadian Skateboarder, Bass Player; Kobra Triangle) is born is born
in 1982 - Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
in 1982 - Lawrence Collingwood, composer, dies at 95

in 1985 - Lady Sovereign (Louise Amanda Harman) (UK rapper / grime artist) is born is born
in 1988 - Paulina Gretzky (US singer, model) is born
in 1991 - Declan Galbraith (US singer) is born

in 1991 - Joseph Dennis "Joe" Cole dies at age 30. American roadie for Black Flag and Rollins Band. He was also friend and roommate of the musician, actor Henry Rollins. Joe's memoirs "Planet Joe", was published posthumously by 2.13.61, Inc. publishing, in which he documented his experiences on the last Black Flag tour and first Rollins Band tour. Henry Rollins went on to publish a two-part book series, the first book chronicling his time with Cole as his roommate, 'See a Grown Man Cry', and the second Rollins' non-stop working to near-nervous breakdown in the year following Joe's death, 'Now Watch Him Die'. Sonic Youth's "JC" was inspired by Joe's murder, and the Sonic Youth song "100%" on their Dirty album was dedicated to him. The music video shows a reenactment of the police finding Joe, played by actor Jason Lee, dead (Joe was shot and killed in a robbery at his home, as he and Henry returned from a video rental store, the murder remains unsolved)

in 1993 - Michael Clarke (Michael James Dick) dies at age 47. American drummer and original member of The Byrds, but during The Notorious Byrd Brothers recording sessions,1967-1968, he was fired. He did a stint with the Flying Burrito Brothers after their first album. In the late '70s Michael joined Jerry Jeff Walker. After which Michael joined ex-Byrds singer Gene Clark for a series of controversial shows billed "A 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Byrds." Many clubs simply shortened the billing to "the Byrds," and the pair soon found themselves involved in acrimonious court battles with Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, and Chris Hillman over usage of the group's name. The Byrds set aside their differences long enough to appear together at their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in January of 1991, where the original lineup played a few songs together. Michael continued to tour with a group called "Byrds Celebration," but his health declined as his drinking accelerated

in 1997 Jimmy Rogers (James A. Lane) dies at age 73. US blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, best known for his work as a member of Muddy Waters' band of the 1950s. He learned the harmonica alongside his childhood friend Snooky Pryor, and as a teenager took up the guitar and played professionally in East St. Louis, Illinois. He relocated to Chicago and by 1946 had recorded his first record as a harmonica player and singer Jimmy joined Muddy Waters in the late 40's, with whom he helped shape the sound of the Chicago Blues style. Jimmy left Muddy in 1954 for a solo career, he enjoyed several successful record releases on the Chess label, most notably "Walking By Myself", but as the 1950s drew to a close and interest in the blues waned, he gradually withdrew from the music industry. In the early 1960s he worked as a member of Howling Wolf's band, before finally withdrawing from the music business altogether for 10 years. After which he continued his solo career. In 1995 Jimmy was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame

in 2000 - Robert Buck dies at age 42. American guitarist; born in Jamestown, New York, Bob was a founding member and guitarist of 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 until his death. Some of his compositions with Natalie Merchant are among the most popular songs recorded by 10,000 Maniacs, including 'What's the Matter Here?', 'Hey Jack Kerouac', 'You Happy Puppet' and 'These Are Days'. He also played in the Texas-based super-band League of Blind Women, writing much of the band's material. In 2000, while on tour in upstate New York, he was rushed to hospital when it was discovered he was suffering from acute liver disease. He was transferred to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for treatment where his condition soon worsened despite the efforts of the leading transplant teams at the facility

in 2000 - Roebuck "Pops" Staples dies at age 85. American singer, songwriter and guitarist born on a cotton plantation near Winona, MI. He dropped out of school after the 8th grade to sing with a gospel group before marrying and moving to Chicago in '35. Here he sang with the Trumpet Jubilees before forming The Staple Singers in 1948. The gospel group performed in local churches, with him singing and playing guitar behind his children. They first recorded in the early 1950s with songs including "This May Be the Last Time" and "Uncloudy Day". In 1998 he received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 1999 the Staple Singers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

in 2000 - Milton John "Milt" Hinton dies at age 90. American jazz double bassist, "the dean of jazz bass players", "The Judge"; born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, then he moved to Chicago, Illinois at 11. At Wendell Phillips High School and Crane Junior College, he learned to play the bass horn, tuba, cello and the double bass. In the late 1920s and early 30s, he worked as a freelance musician in Chicago. During this time, he worked with famous jazz musicians such as Jabbo Smith, Eddie South, and Art Tatum. In 1936, he joined a band led by Cab Calloway. He possessed a formidable technique and was equally adept and bowing, pizzicato, and "slapping," a technique for which he became famous while playing with the big band of Cab Calloway from 1936 to 1951. Unusually for a double bass player, he was frequently given the spotlight by Calloway, taking virtuose bass solos in tunes like "Pluckin' the Bass.". He later became a television staff musician, working regularly on shows by Jackie Gleason and later Dick Cavett. His work can be heard on the Branford Marsalis album Trio Jeepy. Hinton twice received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts for his work as a jazz educator: a music fellowship in 1977 and an NEA Jazz Master award in 1993. Milt was one of the more wanted and most recorded double bass players in the history of jazz

in 2001 - Marcel Mule dies at age 100. French classical saxophone legend, in the village of Aube; nicknamed "Le Patron", he was twenty-two years old, when he became a member of France's most illustrative wind, brass, and percussion ensemble, the band of the Garde Republicaine. He served as a member of this ensemble for thirteen years. It was here that he formed his outstanding Quatuor de Saxophones de Paris, but later became referred to as simply the Quatuor Marcel Mule. The ensemble was heard in concerts and recitals throughout France, Belgium, Holland, England, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and North Africa. It was a period of intense effort, which enabled him to reveal the true nobility and musical potential of the saxophone and made him renown as a soloist and ensemble performer

in 2004 - Renata Tebaldi dies at age 82. Italian international soprano singer born in Pesaro; she began her studies at the conservatory of Parma, taking lessons with Ettore Campogalliani for three years. Renata had to concentrate on scales and voice training for two years before she was allowed to learn the first songs towards the end of her second year of training. Her major breakthrough came in 1946, when she auditioned in Milan for Arturo Toscanini, who called her "voce d'angelo" (angel voice). Tebaldi made her La Scala debut that year at the concert which marked the reopening of the theatre after World War II. She sang the "Prayer" ("Dal tuo stellato soglio") from Rossini's biblical opera, Mosè in Egitto, as well as the soprano part in Verdi's Te Deum. By the end of her career in 1976, she had sung in 1,262 performances, 1,048 complete operas, and 214 concerts around the globe

in 2005 - Billy Amstell dies at age 94. British clarinetist, alto / tenor saxophonist; he played piano at 10, then taught himself alto sax at 13. He played locally in Glasgow before moving to London in 1930, where he played with Jack Harris, Roy Fox, and Spike Hughes. In 1932 he joined Bert Ambrose's band, where he played primarily tenor saxophone and worked well into the 1940s. He worked with Geraldo in the late 1940s and played with the BBC Dance Orchestra for five years in the 1950s. The 1960s saw Billy do an increasing amount of studio work, including with George Chisholm; by the 1980s he was recording more often on clarinet, and released an album under his own name, Session After Midnight, in 1980. He wrote an autobiography in 1986, Don't Fuss, Mr. Ambrose, and continued to perform occasionally into his nineties

in 2008 - Page Cavanaugh dies at age 86. American jazz pianist and singer; he began on piano at age nine and played with Ernie Williamson's band in 1938-39. While serving in the military during WW II, he met guitarist Al Viola and bassist Lloyd Pratt, with whom he formed a trio. After the war they had hits including "The Three Bears", "Walkin' My Baby Back Home", and "All of Me". The trio appeared in the films A Song Is Born, Big City, Lullaby of Broadway (with Doris Day) and Romance on the High Seas. Additionally, they played on Frank Sinatra's Songs by Sinatra radio program and on The Jack Paar Show. He played in LA area nightclubs through the 1990s, both in a trio setting with Viola for many years and as a septet

in 2008 - Kenny Cox dies at age 68. American jazz pianist in the post bop, hard bop and bebop mediums. He was pianist for singer Etta Jones during the 1960s and was a member of a quintet led by trombonist George Bohannon. By the late 1960s he had formed his own Kenny Cox and the Contemporary Jazz Quintet, which recorded 2 albums for Blue Note Records before the end of the decade. Kenny has appeared as a contributor on various albums, and has also performed live with such musicians as Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Eddie Harris, Jackie McLean, Roy Haynes, Ben Webster, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Dorham, Philly Joe Jones, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Roy Brooks, Charles McPherson, and Curtis Fuller. During the 1980s he formed the Detroit-based Guerilla Jam Band, a group which performed with Regina Carter, James Carter, Tani Tabbal, and Craig Taborn
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On 2009 Recusant posted:
in 1889 - Bozidar Sirola, violinist, composer, musicologist and ethnomusicologist, is born.
in 1907 - Paul Francis Webster, lyricist who won three Academy Awards for Best Song and was nominated sixteen times for the award, is born.
in 1916 - William Wallace Gilchrist, composer, organist, founder of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, dies at 70.
in 1928 - Charles Donald Adams, operatic bass-baritone, is born.
in 1942 - Lawrence Elliott "Larry" Willis, jazz, fusion, rock pianist and composer, is born.
in 1944 - Robert Wayne "Bobby" Colomby, jazz fusion drummer and record producer, is born.
in 1945 - George Peter John Criscuola "Peter Criss," rock drummer, is born.
in 1947 - Gigliola Cinquetti, pop singer/songwriter, is born.
in 1948 - Alan Parsons, audio engineer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, is born.
in 1948 - Stephen Carlton "Little Stevie" Wright, pop, rock singer, is born.
in 1955 - Ed Kuepper, rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, is born.
in 1957 - Stephen William "Billy" Bragg, folk-rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, is born.
in 1957 - Anna Vissi, pop singer/songwriter, is born.
in 1957- Michael David Watt, rock singer/songwriter, bassist, is born.
in 1962 - Dmitri Shostakovich opera "Katerina Ismailova" premieres in Moscow.
in 1966 - Myrra Malmberg, pop, musical show singer, is born.
in 1966 - Chris Robinson, rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, is born.
in 1967 - Ian Anderson & Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull.
in 1968 - Max Brod, composer and author, dies at 84.
in 1973 - Bobby Darin, great pop singer, dies of heart failure at 37.
in 1975 - Vincent Lopez, bandleader and pianist, dies at 76.
in 1982 - Arthur Rubinstein, pianist, dies at 95.
in 1984 33 previously unknown Bach keyboard works found in the Yale University library.
in 1999 - Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow, country singer/songwriter and guitarist dies at 85.

To which we add:
in 1594 - Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer is born
in 1606 - Christoph Schultze, composer is born
in 1729 - Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer is born

in 1738 - Jean-Joseph Mouret, composer, dies at 56
in 1758 - Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer is born
in 1774 - Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, composer is born

in 1783 - Antonio Francisco Jawer Jose Soler, Sp composer (Fandango), dies at 54
in 1786 - Pietro Raimondi, composer is born

in 1793 - Joseph Legros, composer, dies at 54
in 1799 - David Traugott Nicolai, composer, dies at 66
in 1809 - Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer is born
in 1812 - Achille Peri, composer is born

in 1819 - Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, composer, dies at 50
in 1821 - Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer, dies at 75
in 1867 - Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer is born
in 1871 - Henry Kimball Hadley, composer is born
in 1872 - Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer is born
in 1886 - Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer is born
in 1889 - Bozidar Sirola, composer is born

in 1898 - Irene Dunne(US actress, traditional pop music vocalist) is born
in 1900 - Ted Fiorito Teodorico Salvatore Fiorito (US bandleader, keyboardist) is born
in 1903 - Gavriil Musicescu, composer, dies at 56
in 1907 - Paul Francis Webster (American Academy Award-winning lyricist) is born
in 1907 - "Cousin Joe" Pleasant (US blues vocalist and guitarist) is born
in 1907 - Al Rinker (US pianist, vocalist, and composer; The Rhythm Boys) is born

in 1909 - Vagn Holmboe (Danish composer, teacher) is born
in 1909 - Benjamin Ipavec, composer, dies at 79
in 1908 - Giulio Cesare Brero, composer is born
in 1909 - Vagn Holmboe, composer is born

in 1916 - Manuel Giro, composer, dies at 68
in 1916 - William Wallace Gilchrist, composer, dies at 70
in 1919 - John Hardee (US jazz blues tenor saxophonist) is born

in 1921 - Jesse 'Tiny' Kennedy Jr (American jump blues vocalist) is born
in 1922 - George Roy Hill, dir (Slap Shot, Little Drummer Girl, Little Romance) is born

in 1922 - Walter Eichenberg (German trumpet player) is born
in 1924 – Dompan Arne Domnerus (Swedish alto saxophonist; guest/sessionist/radio) is born
in 1925 - Vlastimir Nikolovski, composer is born
in 1928 - Charles Donald Adams, singer is born

in 1930 - Pat Hare (US memphis blues guitarist) is born
in 1933 - Sam Falzone (US tenor saxophonist) is born
in 1935 - Frank Necessary (US author, bluegrass music banjoist) is born
in 1936 - Donald "Chubby" Anthony (American fiddler) is born
in 1937 - Courtney Johnson (US country banjo, guitar; New Grass Revival) is born
in 1938 - John Harris Harbison, Orange NJ, composer is born

in 1939 - Bill Keith (American steel guitarist) is born
in 1939 - Agatha N "Kim" Weston, US gospel/singer (It Takes Two) is born
in 1939 - Klaus Schweizer, composer is born
in 1940 - Larry Willis, rock keyboardist (Blood, Sweat and Tears) is born

in 1941 - Michael Hurley (folk singer, guitar, banjo, songwriter) is born
in 1941 - Tommy Cole (US makeup artist, actor, singer) is born

in 1942 - Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer, dies at 63
in 1942 - Pete Levin (US avant-garde jazz keyboards, synthesizer) is born
in 1943 - "International" is no longer USSR National Anthem
in 1944 - Bobby Colomby (drums, Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born
in 1945 - Peter 'Catman' Criss George Peter Criscuola (drummer; Kiss) is born
in 1947 - Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer is born

in 1947 - Lloyd Courteney (American drummer) is born
in 1948 - Alan Parsons (UK keyboardist, audio engineer, producer, The Alan Parsons Project) is born
in 1948 - Stevie Wright (Austraian singer, songwriter; Easybeats/musicals) is born
in 1950 - Alex Chllton, rocker is born

in 1950 - Arturo Marquez (Mexican composer) is born
in 1951 - Gilbert Montagné (French blind pianist, organist, singer) is born
in 1954 - Emilis Melngailis, composer, dies at 80
in 1955 - Ed Kuepper (German-born Australian guitar; The Saints/Laughing Clowns) is born
in 1956 - Guy Babylon (US keyboardist, composer; The Elton John Band) is born
in 1957 - Anita Baker, [Ward], Detroit Mi, vocalist (Rapture) is born
in 1957 - Mike Watt, US bassist (Rockband Firehose) is born

in 1957 - Anna Vissi (Greek Cypriot singer) is born
in 1958 - Billy Bragg, British rocker (It Says Here, Ideology) is born

in 1960 - Efrem Towns (US trumpeter, Dirty Dozen Brass Band) is born
in 1961 - Mike Keneally (US guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist, composer) is born
in 1961 - Mohammad Fouad (Arab singer, actor) is born

in 1962 - Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer, dies at 68
in 1962 - Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer, dies at 75

in 1962 - Ray Coburn (Canadian keyboardist; Honeymoon Suite) is born
in 1963 - Paul Constantinescu, composer, dies at 54
in 1966 - Chris Robinson, singer (Black Crowes) is born

in 1966 - Myrra Malmberg (Swedish singer) is born
in 1966 - Chris Robinson (US singer, producer, art direction; The Black Crowes) is born

in 1968 - Bax Brod, composer, dies at 84
in 1971 - Roger J. Beaujard (US multi-musician, recording executive; Primitive Recordings) is born
in 1972 - Anders Odden (Norwegian guitarist, multi-musician; Cadaver/Apoptygma Berzrk/sessionist/guest/solo is born
in 1973 - Jenny Boucek, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers) is born

in 1973 - Bobby Darin Walden Robert Perciville Cassotto dies at age 37. American Grammy award winning singer, and Oscar nominated actor and by the time he was a teenager he could play several instruments, including piano, drums and guitar, he later added harmonica and xylophone. Classified as a rock & roll singer, a Vegas hipster cat, an interpreter of popular standards, or even a folk-rocker, which ever, he was one of the best singers of his era. Wanting a career in the New York theatre, he dropped out of college to play small nightclubs around the city with a musical combo. In the resort area of the Catskill Mountains, he was both an entertainer and a busboy. For the most of his teenage years Bobby was a comedy drummer and an ambitious vocalist. He started work at famous Brill Building of songwriters and was introduced to then up-and-coming singer Connie Francis. Bobby's manager arranged for him to help write several songs in order to help jump-start her singing career. His own singing career took off in 1958 when he wrote and recorded "Splish Splash"which was an instant hit. He went on to have many hits including Queen of the Hop, Dream Lover, Mack The Knife, Beyond The Sea, Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey?, Clemintine, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, Things, and You're the Reason I'm Living among many others. He recorded on several labels including a stint with Motown. In 1972, Bobby starred in his own TV variety show on NBC, The Bobby Darin Amusement Company, which ran until his death. (At the age of 8 he was stricken with rheumatic fever which left him with a seriously diseased heart. He so died during surgery to repair a faulty heart valve. A five-man surgical team worked for over six hours to repair his damaged heart. However, although the surgery was initially successful, Bobby died minutes afterward in the recovery room without regaining consciousness)

in 1974 - George Harrison releases his "Dark Horse" album in UK
in 1974 - Andr‚ Jolivet, French composer (L'eunuque), dies at 69
in 1974 - Die/?? (Japanese guitarist, composer: La Sadie's/Dir en grey) is born
in 1975 - Vincent Lopez, orch leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 76

in 1975 - Graham Hopkins (Irish drummer; Therapy?/Boss Volenti) is born
in 1977 – Saukrates Big Sox/Amani Wailoo (Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter) is born
in 1977 - Simo Santapukki (Finnish guitarist, drummer; Apulanta) is born
in 1982 - Artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95

in 1982 - David Cook (US singer; winner of 7th season American Idol) is born
in 1982 - Keny Arkana (French rapper, singer) is born

in 1982 - Arthur Rubinstein dies at age 95. Polish five time Grammy award winning pianist; considered as one of the greatest piano virtuosos of the 20th Century. He received international acclaim for his performances of Chopin and Brahms and his championing of Spanish music. In the mid 70s, Arthur's eyesight began to deteriorate and he retired from the stage at age 89 in May 1976, giving his last concert at London's Wigmore Hall, where he had first played nearly 70 years before. (died in Geneva, Switzerland, on the first anniversary of his death, an urn holding his ashes was buried in Jerusalem)

in 1983 - Adrián Varela Avilés (Mexican singer) is born
in 1984 - David Tavaré (Spanish singer, house music DJ) is born
in 1986 - Anoop Desai (US singer; 8th season American Idol contestant) is born

in 1989 - Kurt Böhme dies at age 81. German bass vocalist born in Dresden; he made his debut in 1930 in Bautzen as Kaspar, one of his most important roles further on. From 1930 till 1950 he was member of the Dresden State Opera, 1949 he became member of the Munich State Opera an in 1955 member of the Vienna State Opera. He is known for his interpretations of Wagnerian roles and Baron Ochs von Lerchenau in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

in 1990 – JoJo Joanna Noëlle Levesque (US pop singer) is born
in 1991 - Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
in 1995 - John Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90

in 1999 - Hank Snow Clarence Eugene Snow dies at age 85. Canadian country singer, ten times voted Canada's top country music performer. He charted more than 70 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980. This total includes the number 1 hits "I'm Moving On", "The Golden Rocket", "I Don't Hurt Anymore", "Let Me Go, Lover!", "I've Been Everywhere", and "Hello Love" as well as other top ten hits. He is a member of both the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and the Music Hall of Fame. Hank set up the "Hank Snow International Foundation For Prevention Of Child Abuse"

in 2004 - Frank "Son" Seals dies at age 62. American blues guitarist and singer, born Frank Seals in Osceola, Arkansas in 1942, he grew up immersed in the blues. His childhood home was a few rooms in the back of his father Jim's juke joint, The Dipsy Doodle (famous for blues in the front and dice in the back), with musicians like Sonny Boy Williamson, Albert King and Robert Nighthawk playing within earshot of his bed nearly every night. Frank was the youngest of 13 children, and gained the nickname "Little Son" in deference to his father, Jim, who was known locally as "Ol' Man Son"

in 2007 - Lydia Mendoza dies at age 91. American guitarist and singer of Tejano music; born in Houston, Texas, she was known as a lone artist and performer, her twelve-string guitar-playing and voice both transmit and nurture the vast oral tradition of popular Mexican song with beauty and integrity. Her live radio performances set the stage for her recordings for the Blue Bird label in 1934. One of her recordings, "Mal Hombre", became an overnight success, and led to an intensive schedule of touring and recording. After World War II, Mendoza recorded for all the major Mexican-American record labels. One of the relatively few songs she personally wrote, and a personal favorite, was "Amor Bonito", dedicated to her husband. Lydia Mendoza continued performing and recording until slowed by a stroke in 1988. In 1982, she became the first Texan to receive a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship. In 1999, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts, and in 2003, she was among the second group of recipients of the Texas Cultural Trust's Texas Medal of Arts

in 2009 - James Gurley dies at age 69. American guitarist, born in Detroit, Michigan. In 1962, he and his wife Nancy moved to San Francisco and he became part of the coffee-house circuit, playing in the folk and country blues tradition. For a time, he played with J.P. Pickens and the Progressive Bluegrass Boys, before joining Big Brother and the Holding Company in 1965 and had a breif relationship with Janis. Since 1970, and Nancy's death, as well as his work with The Holding Company, James was involved in a number of independent projects. In 1981, he had a new wave band, "Red Robin and The Worms", playing bass and recorded with New Age drummer Muruga Booker and has also been actively involved in writing and recording solo work. James stopped touring with Big Brother in 1997 to devote his full attention to these projects
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1957-The future King of Rock, Elvis Presley, is drafted into the US Army, beginning his two year service at the height of his career.
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21 December

On 2009 we posted:
in 1944, American conductor and pianist Michael Tilson Thomas was born in Hollywood, CA
in 1953, Hungarian pianist Andras Schiff was born in Budapest
in 1957, English composer Eric Coates died in Chichester at the age of 71

Recusant added:
in 1734 - Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54
in 1847 - Edward Everett Rice, composer and pioneer of American musical theater, is born.
in 1850 - Zdenko Fibich, composer, is born.
in 1895 - Paul Hoffer, composer and director of the Cologne Conservatory, is born.
in 1911 - Paul Burkhard, composer, is born.
in 1924 - Maria Everdina Reijs "Rita Reys," jazz singer, "Europe's First Lady of Jazz," is born.
in 1928 - Thomas Rajna, pianist and composer, is born.
in 1931 - David Nathaniel Baker, Jr., jazz trombonist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, is born.
in 1932 - Ilja Zeljenka, pianist and composer, is born.
in 1933 - Nicholas Kocsár, composer, is born.
in 1940 - Ray Hildebrand "Paul," pop singer and guitarist, is born.
in 1940 - Frank Zappa, rock singer, composer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, is born.
in 1942 - Carla Thomas, soul singer/songwriter, "Queen of Memphis Soul," is born.
in 1943 - Albert Lee, rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, keyboardist, mandolin player, is born.
in 1943 - Gwen McCrae, R&B, soul, gospel singer, is born.
in 1946 - Carl Dean Wilson, rock, pop singer/songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, is born.
in 1947 - Paco de Lucía, composer and guitarist, is born.
in 1950 - Lillebjørn Nilsen, folk singer/songwriter, guitarist, is born.
in 1951 - Nick Gilder, rock singer/songwriter, is born.
in 1953 - Betty Wright, R&B, soul singer/songwriter, is born.
in 1955 - Sekiguchi Kazuyuki, rock bassist, guitarist, singer/songwriter, ukelele player, is born.
in 1956 - Lee Roy Parnell, country singer/songwriter, guitarist, is born.
in 1962 - Christy Forester, country music singer, is born.
in 1964 - Ed Jongsma, rock bassist, is born.
in 1965 - Gabrielle "Gabby" Glaser, rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, is born.
in 1968 - Crosby, Stills & Nash folk-rock group is formed.
in 1992 - Albert King, blues singer/songwriter, guitarist, dies at 69.

To which we add:
in 1616 - Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer is born
in 1628 - Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer is born
in 1728 - Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer is born

in 1755 - Caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47
in 1756 - Thomas Anton Kunz, composer is born
in 1810 - Ludwig Schuncke, composer is born

in 1820 - Charles-Francois Dumonchau, composer, dies at 45
in 1826 - Ernst Pauer, composer is born

in 1864 - William Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51
in 1867 - John Winter Thompson, composer is born

in 1872 - Don Lorenzo Perosi (Italian composer) is born
in 1886 - George Norman Peterkin, composer is born

in 1890 - Niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73
in 1896 - Leroy Robertson, composer is born

in 1902 - Peetie Wheatstraw/William Bunch (American blues pianist, guitar, singer) is born
in 1906 - Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 58
in 1910 - Jerome Darr (American guitarist; many bands/sessionist) is born
in 1915 - Werner von Trapp (Austrian-born musician, singer;Trapp Family Singers) is born
in 1918 - David "Panama" Francis (US drummer, jazz, rock'n'roll; leader/freelance/sessions) is born
in 1919 - George Treadwell (US jazz trumpeter; freelance/leader/sessionist) is born
in 1920 - Jack Dieval (French jazz pianist) is born
in 1920 - Marshall Brown (American jazz trombonist; Pee Wee Russell/others) is born
in 1921 - Joan Dickson, cellist is born

in 1921 - Louis Freichel (German pianist) is born
in 1926 - John Herbert McDowell, composer is born

in 1926 - Freddie Hart/Freddie Segrest (American country musician, songwriter) is born
in 1929 - Jack Philip Cannon, composer is born
in 1931 - Caroline Kaart, [Paterson Raitt], Dutch alto singer is born
in 1931 - David Baker, Indianapolis Indiana, composer (Reflections) is born
in 1932 - Ilja Zeljenka, composer is born
in 1933 - Miklos Kocsar, composer is born

in 1934 - Bennie Ross "Hank" Crawford Jr (US alto saxophonist; Ray Charles Band/own band) is born
in 1936 - Wilmer Wise (US Trumpet virtuoso; many jazz bands/symphony orchestras/musicals) is born
in 1939 - Wes Farrell (US musician, songwriter, record producer) is born
in 1941 - John Josephus Hicks Jr (US international jazz pianist, composer) is born

in 1941 - Peetie Wheatstraw William Bunch dies at age 39. US blues pianist, guitar and singer; born in Ripley, Tennessee, his influence was enormous during the 1930s, often considered the most important Blues figure of the era. Peetie began recording in 1930 and was so popular that he continued to record through the worst years of the Great Depression, when the numbers of blues records issued was drastically reduced. However, he made no records between March 1932 and March 1934, a period in which he perfected his mature style. For the rest of his sadly short life, he was one of the most recorded blues singers and accompanists. His total output of 161 recorded songs was surpassed by only four pre-war blues artists: Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy, Lonnie Johnson and Bumble Bee Slim. Among the clubs of St Louis and East St Louis his popularity was outstanding, rivalled only by Walter Davis (died while he was a passenger in the back seat of a Buick when it struck a standing freight train, instantly killing his two companions; Peetie died in the hospital some hours later)

in 1942 - Reinhard Mey (German singer, guitarist, songwriter) is born
in 1943 - Sal Marquez (American jazz trumpeter; freelance) is born

in 1944 - Michael Tilson Thomas/ MTT (US conductor; wide variety of music) is born
in 1946 - Carl Dean Wilson, Hawthorne Calif, rock vocalist (Beach Boys-Barbie) is born

in 1946 - Christopher Keene (US conductor) is born
in 1948 - Willi Resetarits/Dr. Kurt Ostbahn (Austrian singer, cabaret artist) is born
in 1950 - Lillebjørn Nilsen (Norwegian singer-songwriter) is born
in 1951 - Alex Blake (Panamanian jazz bassist; sessionist/freelance) is born
in 1951 - James Emery (American guitarist; String Trio of New York/solo) is born
in 1951 - Nick Gilder (UK frontman for the Canadian glam rock band Sweeney Todd) is born
in 1953 - Andras Schiff, Budapest Hungary, pianist (Tchaikovsky-1974) is born

in 1953 - Betty Wright (US singer) is born
in 1956 - Lee Roy Parnell, Abilene Texas, country singer (Oughta be a Law) is born
in 1957 - Eric Coates, composer, dies at 71
in 1960 - Louis Demetrius Alvanis (UK-Greece classical pianist) is born
in 1961 - Ryuji Sasai (Japanese composer) is born
in 1961 - Louis Moutin (French drummmer, Moutin Reunion Quartet) is born
in 1961 - François Moutin (French bassist, Moutin Reunion Quartet) is born
in 1962 - Christy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men) is born

in 1963 - Russell Moore (US bluegrass guitarist; IIIrd Tyme Out/Doyle Lawson/Quicksilver) is born
in 1964 - Emmett "Murf" Murphy 111 (US drummer; Dinosaur Jr/Lemonheads) is born
in 1965 - Stuart Mitchell (Scottish composer) is born
in 1965 - Gabrielle "Gabby" Glaser (US vocalist; Luscious Jackson) is born

in 1965 - Claude Adonai Champagne, composer, dies at 74

in 1965 - Claude Champagne dies at age 74. Quebec composer and musician, born in Montreal; he studied violin with Albert Chamberland, organ with Orpha-F. Deveaux, and piano with Romain-Octave Pelletier I and Alexis Contant at the Conservatoire national de musique. In 1921 he went straight to Paris to study music. By then he was drawn into modality, which stayed with him the rest of his life. At his return to Canada he became heavily involved with teaching, notably playing an instrumental role in establishing the Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique du Québec in 1942. In 1943 he was appointed the first assistant director of the Montreal Conservatoire. He was attached to the Montreal Catholic School Commission as co-ordinator of solfége in elementary schools, and he was at the same time professor at the McGill Conservatory. After which he mainly taught many of the country's most promising composers

in 1968 - Brad Warren (US country singer songwriter; The Warren Brothers) is born
in 1971 - Matthieu Chedid (French musician, singer and songwriter) is born
in 1971 - Brett Scallions (US lead singer; Fuel/The X's) is born

in 1971 - Pasha Hristova dies at age 25. Bulgarian singer best known for performing one of Bulgaria's most popular songs"A Bulgarian Rose". Some of the other songs she was famous for are "Blow, Oh Wind", "This Wondrous World", and "Yantra". Her brief but meteoric career took off in the late 1960s. In the short time between 1967 and 1971, she won a number of prestigious awards at Bulgarian and international music festivals (Tragically s he died young in a plane crash, pregnant with her second child)

in 1972 - Erwin Schrott (Uruguayan opera singer) is born
in 1973 - Karmen Stavec (German-born Slovenian singer) is born
in 1976 - Lukas Rossi (Canadian guitarist, singer; Rock Star Supernova) is born
in 1977 - Toby William Lloyd Rand (Australian singer; Juke Kartel) is born
in 1979 - Tuva Novotny (Swedish actress, singer) is born
in 1981 - Dima Bilan (Russian singer) is born
in 1981 - Lynda Thomas (Mexican singer) is born

in 1982 - Luke Stricklin (US country music singer, songwriter) is born

in 1987 - John Spence dies at age 18. American singer and founding member of the Ska band No Doubt, along with Eric Stefani. John, who came up with the band's name from his favorite expression, took on the role as the lead vocalist, with the Madness-inspired Eric behind the keyboard. John was No Doubt's energetic frontman, doing backflips and wild screams on the stage (tragically he shot himself dead, while in a parking lot at Anaheim, California)

in 1988 - Paul Jeffreys dies at age 36. English rock musician and bassist, he was a founding member of Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and played bass on the first two Cockney Rebel albums, "The Human Menagerie" and "The Psychomodo". He worked with a number of British bands, including Be Bop Deluxe, the Warm Jets and the Electric Eels. (Paul & his wife Rachel were killed by a terrorist bomb on PanAm flight 103, crashing over Lockerbie, Scotland)

in 1989 - Jan Cikker, composer, dies at 78

in 1992 - Albert King Albert Nelson dies at age 69. American blues guitar virtuoso, singer, composer, one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar", along with B. B. King and Freddie King. Standing 6' 4", and weighed 260 pounds, known as "The Velvet Bulldozer", he was a major influence on blues & rock guitar players, some say without him, modern guitar music would not sound as it does, his style has influenced both black and white blues players from Otis Rush and Robert Cray to Gary Moore and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Cream hit "Strange Brew" is a note-for-note cover of King's solo on his Stax Record hit "Crosscut Saw". Born in Indianola, Mississippi, he recorded his first disc in 1953, but it made no impact. His first minor hit came in 1959 with "I'm a Lonely Man" written by Bobbin Records and fellow guitar hero Little Milton, responsible for Albert's signing with the label. However, it was not until his 1961 release "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong" that he had a major hit. In the 1970s, he was teamed with members of The Bar-Kays and The Movement including bassist James Alexander and drummer Willie Hall adding strong funk elements to his music

in 1992 - Nathan Milstein dies at age 88. Russian born, American violin virtuoso, born in Odessa, then part of the Russian Empire, now in Ukraine. He was widely considered one of the finest violinists of the 20th century, he made his American debut in 1929 with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He eventually settled in New York and became an American citizen. He toured repeatedly throughout Europe, maintaining residences in London and Paris. Nathan was known for his interpretations of Bach's solo violin works and for works from the Romantic period. He performed at a high level into his mid 80s, retiring only after suffering a broken hand. During the late 1980s, Nathan published his memoirs, From Russia to the West. He received a Grammy Award in 1975 for his recording of Bach's sonatas and partitas, and was awarded the Légion d'honneur by France in 1968. He was also awarded Kennedy Center honors by President Ronald Reagan

1997 - Amie Comeaux dies at age 21. American country music singer; at nine years old, she sang the Star-Spangled Banner at a New Orleans Saints game in the Louisiana Superdome, and continued to do so throughout her teenage years. Amie was also chosen to play the lead role in Annie at the Baton Rouge Little Theater. Her debut album, Moving Out, was released on Polydor Records in 1994, and it produced the single "Who's She to You". Two posthumous albums, ''A Very Special Angel'' and ''Memories Left Behind'', were issued in 1998 and 2007, respectively. (while returning home with her grandmother and godchild from a Christmas family gathering in Alabama, as she passed a car, her car hydroplaned due to severe rain weather conditions and struck a tree, Amie was killed on impact)

in 1998 - Karl Denver Angus McKenzie dies at age 67. Scottish yodelling pop singer, who, with his trio had a series of UK hit singles in the early 1960s. Most famous of these was a 1961 version of the Zulu folk song "Wimoweh", which showed off Denver's falsetto yodelling register. He reached the Top 20 with his first five yodel-based singles, "Marcheta", "Mexicali Rose", "Wimoweh", "Never Goodbye", and "A Little Love a Little Kiss". Other top 40 hits include "Blue Week-end", "Can You Forgive Me", "Indian Love Call", "Still", "My World of Blue", "Love Me with All Your Heart", "Lazyitis - One Armed Boxer"

in 2009 - Pete King dies at age 80. British saxophonist and co-founder and manager of London's famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott's, for almost 50 years. His first professional work was with Jiver Hutchinson in 1947, he went on to play with the bands of Kenny Graham, Teddy Foster, Leon Roy, George Evans' Saxes ‘n’ Sevens, Oscar Rabin, and Kathy Stobart. In September 1952 he recorded with the Ronnie Scott Quintet, while playing with the various Scott bands in the latter half of the 50s, Pete was also a member of Jack Parnell's band. In 1956, Pete and Ronnie were members of the Victor Feldman Big Band. In 1959, Pete and Ronnie opened the legendary Ronnie Scott's jazz club and Pete effectively gave up his playing to run the club, which he continued to do for nine years after Scott's death in 1996, until the sale of the club to theatre impresario Sally Greene in June of 2005
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22 December
on 2009 we posted:
in 1858, Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini was born in Lucca
in 1901, Russian born-American conductor André Kostelanetz was born in St. Petersburg
in 1915, American conductor Felix Slatkin (father of conductor Leonard Slatkin) was born in St. Louis, MO.
in 1950, American composer and conductor Walter Damrosch died at the age of 88 in New York City

Chookie added:
On this day the brothers Robin and Maurice Gibb (2/3rds ofthe Bee Gees were born in 1949.

Recusant added:
in 1710 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach, is born.
in 1821 Giovanni Bottesini, double bass virtuoso, composer and conductor, is born.
in 1875 Antoine Mariotte, composer and conductor, is born, and dies on his 69th birthday, in 1944.
in 1885 Joseph Deems Taylor, composer, critic and musicologist, is born.
in 1894 Debussy's "Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune" premieres.
in 1903 Marc Lavry, composer and conductor, is born.
in 1921 Harold Franklin "Hawkshaw" Hawkins. country singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.
in 1921 Robert Frank Kurka, composer and conductor, is born.
in 1925 Thomas Christian David, composer, flutist and harpsichordist, is born.
in 1939 James Gurley, rock guitarist and bassist, is born.
in 1939 Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett "Ma" Rainey, blues singer/songwriter, "The Mother of the Blues," dies at 53.
in 1944 Colin "Barry" Jenkins, rock drummer, is born.
in 1948 Rick Nielsen, rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, is born.
in 1950 Julius Weismann, pianist, composer and conductor, winner of the International Johann Sebastian Bach Prize for piano, dies at 70.
in 1953 David Leisner, classical guitarist and composer, is born.
in 1957 Richard Alexander "Ricky" Ross, rock singer/songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist, is born.
in 1964 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer, musicologist, founder of the Conservatorio de Badajoz, dies at 66.
in 1976 German Democratic Republic banishes singer Nina Hagen.
in 2002 John Graham Mellor "Joe Strummer," rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, bassist, pianist, dies at 50.
in 2003 Dave Dudley, country music singer, dies at 75.

To which we add:
in 1452 - Jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer is born
in 1624 - Tomas Micieres, composer is born

in 1738 - Jean-Joseph Mouret, composer, dies at 56
in 1745 - Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer, dies at 66
in 1797 - Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer, dies at 74
in 1815 - Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader is born
in 1819 - Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor is born

in 1832 - Ishmail Spicer, composer, dies at 72
in 1842 - Nicola d' Arienzo, composer is born
in 1844 - Izydor Lotto, composer is born
in 1846 - Andreas Hallen, composer is born
in 1853 - Maria Teresa Carreno, composer is born
in 1858 - Giacomo Puccini, Lucca Italy, opera composer (La Boheme, La Tosca) is born
in 1859 - Cecil [James] Sharp, London England, folk musician is born
in 1866 - Mieczyslaw Surzynski, composer is born
in 1874 - Franz Schmidt, composer is born

in 1874 - Johann Peter Pixis, composer, dies at 86
in 1875 - Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75
in 1883 - Edgard Victor Achille C VarŠse, Paris France, composer (Innisation) is born

in 1893 - Benedikt Randhartinger, composer, dies at 91
in 1899 - Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington Ind, pianist/composer is born
in 1900 - Alan Dudley Bush, composer pianist/teacher is born
in 1901 - Joaquin Rodrigo, Spain, composer is born

in 1901 - Danny Polo (American clarinetist) is born
in 1901 - André Kostelanetz(Russian born, US popular music orchestra leader, arranger) is born

in 1905 - Art Christmas (Canadian alto sax/multi-instrumentalist) is born
in 1907 - Yoshio Hasegawa, composer is born

in 1910 - Reunald Jones (US swing-style trumpeter; The Jones Boys/freelance) is born
in 1911 - Grote Reber, US, astronomer (1st parabolic radio telescope) is born
in 1913 - Benjamin Britten, Suffolk England, opera composer is born

in 1919 - Lillian "Lil" Green (American blues vocalist) is born
in 1921 - Robert Frank Kurka, composer is born

in 1923 - Arthur H Bird, composer, dies at 67
in 1925 - Gunther Schuller, NYC, jazz composer is born

in 1927 - Ronnie Ball (UK cool jazz pianist) is born
in 1929 - Mohammad Nouri (Iranian folk-pop singer) is born
in 1939 - Nick Ceroli (American session musician drummer) is born

in 1939 - Ma Rainey Gertrude Pridgett dies at age 53. American hugely influencial blues singer born in Columbus, Georgia; she was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues. She did much to develop and popularize the form and was an important influence on younger blues women, such as Bessie Smith, and their careers. She began performing at around the age of 12 and recorded under the name Ma Rainey after she married singer-dancer-comedian Will Rainey in 1904. They toured with F.S. Wolcott’s Rabbit Foot Minstrels and later formed their own group called Rainey and Rainey, Assassinators of the Blues. From the time of her first recording in 1923 to five years later, she made over 100 recordings. Some of them include, Bo-weevil Blues-1923, Moonshine Blues-1923, See See Rider-1924, Black Bottom-1927, and Soon This Morning-1927. In 1928, she worked with Thomas Dorsey a recording 20 songs, before Paramount finished her contract, her style of blues was no longer considered fashionable by the label. In 1935 Ma Rainey returned to her hometown, Columbus, where she ran two theatres, "The Lyric" and "The Airdrome", until her death. She was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1983, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990

in 1939 - James Gurley (US guitarist; Big Brother and the Holding Company) is born
in 1941 - Leopoldo Mugnone, composer, dies at 83
in 1942 - Dick Parry (UK saxophonist; Pink Floyd/David Gilmour) is born
in 1944 - Guido De Angelis (Italian singer. musician; The De Angelis Brothers) is born
in 1944 - Barry Jenkins (drums; The Nashville Teens/The Animals) is born
in 1944 - Mal Jennings (Australian singer, trumpeter, cornet player) is born

in 1946 - Rick Nielson (US vocals, guitar; Cheap Trick) is born
in 1948 - Alan Williams (US lead singer; Rubettes) is born
in 1949 - Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe) is born
in 1949 - Robin Gibb, Manchester England, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever) is born

in 1950 - Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer, dies at 88
in 1950 - Julius Weismann, composer, dies at 70
in 1951 - Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61

in 1957 - Ricky Ross (Scottish vocals, guitar, piano; Deacon Blue) is born
in 1958 - "Chipmunk Song" reaches #1
in 1958 - Frank Gambale (Australian jazz fusion guitarist) is born
in 1959 - John Patitucci (US bassist; Elektric Band/freelance) is born
in 1960 - Wakin Chau (Chinese singer) is born
in 1960 - Luke Skyywalker Luther Campbell (US rap performer; 2 Live Crew/owner of Luke Records Loud) is born

in 1964 - Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer, dies at 66
in 1966 - Marcel Schirmer (German bassist, vocals; German thrash metal trio Destruction) is born
in 1966 - Derek Jamerson Sr (US drums, keyboard; Detroit Techno Scene, son of James Jamerson) is born
in 1966 - Danny Saber (US guitar, bass, organ, keyboards, DJ; Black Grape/busy sessionist) is born

in 1967 - Richey Edwards (UK guitarist, lyricist;Manic Street Preachers) is born
in 1972 - Vanessa Chantal Paradis (French singer, actress) is born
in 1973 - Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87

in 1977 - Johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82
in 1978 - Kenny Jones becomes The Who's new drummer

in 1984 – Basshunter Jonas Erik Altberg (Swedish singer) is born

in 1985 - D. Boon Dennes Dale Boon dies at age 27. American singer, songwriter and guitarist born in San Pedro, California. As a teenager he began painting and signed his works "D. Boon", partly because "D" was his slang for cannabis, partly after the American pioneer, folk hero and hunter Daniel Boone, but mostly because it was similar to E. Bloom, Blue Öyster Cult's vocalist and guitarist. In 1980 he formed the band Minutemen with his childhood friend Mike Watt on bass from the remnants of their previous band, The Reactionaries. Their most noted recording was "Double Nickels on the Dime", which is considered by many to be D.Boon at his best in both songwriting and guitar playing. (Tragically Dennes was killed in a van accident in the Arizona desert near the Californian border on route I-10. He had been sick with fever and was lying down in the rear of the van, when the van ran off the road, he was thrown out the back door of the van and died instantly from a broken neck)

in 1986 - Celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84
in 1987 - Leonidas Zoras, composer, dies at 82
in 1988 - Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies

in 1989 - Jordin Sparks (US singer) is born
in 1990 - Cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76
in 1991 - Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus and Eurydike), dies at 91

in 1991 - William Godvin "Beaver" Harris dies at age 55. American jazz drummer; he played clarinet and alto saxophone as a teenagerand then he became a professional baseball player for the Kansas City Monarchs (then part of the Negro American League). It was when he came out of the army he became a professional drummer. He worked with Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Jordan, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Archie Shepp, Albert Ayler and many others (prostate cancer)

in 1993 - Ali Lohan (US singer, TV personality, model, and actress) is born
in 1997 - Johnny Coles, trumpeter, dies at 71
in 2000 - Pop singer Madonna and film director Guy Ritchie marry in Scotland

in 2002 - Joe Strummer John Graham Mellor dies at age 50. UK-Turkish singer, musician, born in Ankara, Turkey; he was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead singer of the English punk rock band The Clash. He was also a member of the The Mescaleros, The 101'ers, and did a short stint with The Pogues. The Clash are considered one of the most overtly political, explosive & exciting bands in rock n roll history. Their songs tackled social decay, unemployment, racism, political and social repression, police brutality, and militarism in detail. He worked on a few films including songs for the 1986 film Sid and Nancy, including "Love Kills" and "Dum Dum Club". He was also instrumental in setting up Future Forests (recently rechristened The Carbon Neutral Company), an organization dedicated to planting trees in various parts of the world in order to combat global warming (died suddenly in his home, the victim of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect)

in 2003 - Dave Dudley David Darwin Pedriska dies at age 75. American country music singer, who was best-known for his truck-driving country anthems of the 1960s and 1970s, and his semi-slurred baritone. His signature song was "Six Days on the Road," and he is also remembered for "Vietnam Blues," "Truck Drivin' Son-of-a-Gun," and "Me and ol' C.B.". Other recordings included Dudley's duet with Tom T. Hall, "Day Drinking," and his own Top 10 hit, "Fireball Rolled A Seven," supposedly based on the career and death of Edward Glenn "Fireball" Roberts. In his long career he recorded more than 70 albums (heart attack at his home in Wisconsin)

in 2007: - Joe Ames dies at age 86. US singer with The Ames Brothers; The four Ames brothers, Joe, Gene, Ed and Vic formed a the group with cousin Lennie, in 1948, and began touring United States Army and Navy bases entertaining the troops and were offered a job at the Foxs and Hounds nightclub, one of the fanciest clubs in Boston. They were catpulted into national top billing with their first hit record, "Rag Mop," in January, 1950. They later became regulars on such shows as The Arthur Godfrey Hour and were one of the first acts to appear on the original Ed Sullivan Show when it was known as Toast of the Town, they made their debut with him when the show was telecast live from Wanamaker's Department Store. They notched up 50 U.S. chart entries and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998

in 2006 - Galina Ustvolskaya dies at age 87. Russian composer born in Petrograd; from 1937 to '47 she studied at a college attached to the Leningrad Conservatory, later renamed the Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory. As a modernist, she had few public performances; until 1968 none of her works were performed other than patriotic pieces written for official consumption. Until the fall of the USSR, only the violin sonata of '52 was played with any frequency, but since then her music has been increasingly often programmed in the west

in 2006 - Dennis Linde dies at age 63. American songwriter born in Abilene, Texas; He is maybe best known for writing the 1972 Elvis Presley hit, "Burning Love". He wrote numerous hit songs for mainly country music singers, beginning with hits for Roger Miller and Roy Drusky in 1970. In 2000, his song for the Dixie Chicks, "Goodbye Earl", stirred a little controversy. He wrote tunes that were recorded by Tanya Tucker, Gary Morris, Don Williams, The Judds, Alan Jackson, Mark Chesnutt and Garth Brooks, among others. He also wrote two songs for the film Grease 2: "Cool Rider" and "Reproduction". In 2001, Dennis was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

in 2009 - Mick Cocks dies at age 54. Australian musician, most noted for his guitar work with Rose Tattoo. He founded the hard rock band in 1976 with the late guitarist Pete Wells. They had hits such as 'Bad Boy for Love,' 'We Can't Be Beaten' and 'One of the Boys.' Mick's original sound and style heavily influenced Guns N' Roses, who recorded a cover of the Rose Tattoo song ‘Nice Boys’. After a tour of Europe they were hailed the loudest band to play London's Marquee Club since Led Zeppelin. On their return to Australia Mick left to pursue his side projects. Other bands and side projects included.. Heaven, Doomfoxx, Pete Wells Heart Attack and the Ted Mulry Gang. At the request of longtime fans Guns N' Roses, Mick, Anderson, Wells, Leach and new drummer Paul DeMarco reformed Rose Tattoo in 1993 to open for the Guns 'n' Roses on their Australian tour; after completing the tour each member returned to his solo endeavors
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On 2009 Recusant posted:
1763 John Davy, inventor of the horseshoe carillon, harpsichordist and composer, is born.
1812 William Clarke Hauser, composer and music publisher who contributed to the development of shape note music, is born.
1823 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer, violinist and conductor, who inaugurated the institution which later became the National University of Music in Bucharest, is born.
1855 Alan Gray, organist and composer, is born.
1906 Ross Lee Finney, composer, winner of the Rome Prize, is born.
1913 Hans Henkemans, pianist and composer, is born.
1914 Dezider Kardos, composer, first director of the Slovak Philharmonic, past president of the Slovak Composers Union, is born.
1923 Milt Okun, singer, musicologist, orchestra leader, arranger and record producer, is born.
1927 Joseph Castaldo, composer, head of the Philadelphia Musical Academy who guided that institution’s evolution into what is now the University of the Arts, is born.
1935 Frederick Heath "Johnny Kidd," rock singer/songwriter, is born.
1935 "Little" Esther Phillips, R&B, pop, country, jazz, blues and soul singer is born.
1936 Claude Albert Coppens, pianist and composer, winner of many piano performance prizes, is born.
1940 Jorma Kaukonen, blues, folk and rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, is born.
1940 Eugene Record, soul singer/songwriter, is born.
1941 Tim Hardin, folk singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist, is born.
1942 Friedrich Schenker, trombonist, pianist and composer, is born.
1943 Ross Edwards, composer, is born.
1943 Harry Shearer "Derek Smalls," rock bassist, singer/songwriter, is born.
1945 Georges Aperghis, composer, founder of ATEM (Atelier Théâtre et Musique) is born.
1945 Ronald Bushy, rock drummer, is born.
1946 Robert Dupuis "Robbie Dupree," pop, soft rock singer/songwriter, is born.
1946 Luther Grosvenor, rock guitarist, is born.
1949 Robert Steven “Adrian” Belew, guitarist, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, is born.
1951 Johnny Contardo, doo wop, rock singer, is born.
1952 Hans Abrahamsen, composer, is born.
1956 Dave Murray, rock guitarist and songwriter, is born.
1958 Victoria Williams, folk, country singer/songwriter, guitarist, is born.
1960 William Sinnott "Wil Sin," rock bassist, is born.
1964 Edward Louis Severson III "Eddie Vedder," rock singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.
1967 Richard Flury, violinist, conductor and composer, dies at 71.
1977 Cat Stevens converts to Islam, changing his name to Yusef Islam.
1985 James Vance (20) & Raymond Belknap (18) commit suicide, sparking their families to sue rock group Judas Priest for subliminal messages.
1992 Edward Earl "Eddie" Haze, funk and rock guitarist, dies at 42 of internal bleeding and liver failure.
1996 Rina Pichetto "Rita Ketty," chanteuse, songwriter, winner of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, dies at 85.

To which we add:
in 1582 - Severo Bonini, composer is born
in 1644 - Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, composer is born

in 1688 - Jean-Louis Lully, composer, dies at 21
in 1689 - Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer is born

in 1696 - Johann David Mayer, composer, dies at 60
in 1699 - Joseph Gibbs, composer is born
in 1709 - Jean-Noel Hamal, composer is born
in 1714 - Johann Siebenkas, composer is born
in 1716 - Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer is born
in 1749 - Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer is born
in 1763 - John Davy, composer is born
in 1812 - William Hauser, composer is born
in 1823 - Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer is born
in 1830 - Adam Minchejmer, composer is born
in 1853 - Giacomo Puccini, Italy, composer is born
in 1853 - Maria Teresa Carreno, composer is born

…………..……. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresa_Carre%C3%B1o
in 1855 - Alan Gray, composer is born
in 1891 - Holger Simon Paulli, composer, dies at 81
in 1893 - Opera "Hansel und Gretel" is produced (Weimar)
in 1896 - Alberto Hemsi, composer is born
in 1905 - Arn Bjornsson, composer is born
in 1906 - Ross Lee Finney, Wells Minnesota, composer (Landscapes Remembered) is born

in 1908 - Eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72
in 1908 – Francois A Gevaert, Belg/Dutch composer (Diable au Moulin), dies at 68

in 1911 - Opera "I Giojelli Della Madonna" is produced (Berlin)
in 1911 - Karl L Hoschna, composer, dies at 34
in 1812 - Michel Delalande, composer, dies at 73
in 1913 - Hans Henkemans, composer is born
in 1913 - Leo A Ketelaars, Dutch oratorio vocalist is born
in 1914 - Dezider Kardos, composer is born

………..………. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dezider_Kardo%C5%A1
in 1918 - Jos‚ Greco, Italy, flamenco dancer (Holiday for Lovers) is born
in 1923 - Milt Okun, Bkln NY, orch leader (Starland Vocal Band Show) is born

in 1923 - Günther Schifter (Austrian music journalist) is born
in 1923 - Claudio Scimone (Italian conductor) is born
in 1926 - Dusan Kostic, composer is born

in 1926 - Ron Gowans (US reeds musician, flute) is born
in 1927 - Joseph Castaldo, composer is born

in 1927 - Joe Harris (American drummer; Benny Goodman/sessionist) is born
in 1928 - Chronis Aidonidis (Greek singer) is born
in 1928 - Buddy Harmon (US top Nashville session drummer) is born

in 1929 - Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker Jr (US jazz trumpeter, vocalist) is born
in 1931 - Henry Cuesta (American jazz clarinetist; The Lawrence Welk Show) is born
……..…………. http://www.welknotes.com/LawrenceWel...Memories01.htm
in 1932 - Revjames Cleveland, rocker is born
in 1933 - Frank Morgan (American jazz saxophonist) is born
in 1935 - Esther Phillips, [EM Jones], US singer (When a Woman Loves a Man) is born
in 1936 - Claude Albert Coppens, composer is born

in 1936 - Muhammad Ali Raymond Patterson (free jazz drummer) is born
in 1939 - Johnny Kidd, [Frederick Heath], London, rocker (Johnny Kidd and Pirates) is born
in 1940 - Eugene Record, US singer (Chi Lites-Give it Away) is born

in 1940 - Jorma Kaukonen (American blues, folk, rock guitarist; Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna/solo) is born

in 1940 - Eugene Record (US lead vocalist of the Chi-Lites) is born.

Few music fans know the name Eugene Record, but many know his music. He was the composer and musical guiding force behind the greatest songs of the Chi-Lites, including "Oh Girl," "Have You Seen Her" and "Coldest Days of My Life." A true descendant of Smokey Robinson, Record's emotional songs portrayed love found and mostly lost, and his vulnerable, sensitive protagonists were quite a contrast to the "love men" (Barry White, Teddy Pendergrass, et. al.) who controled urban adult contemporary radio in the late 70s and early 80s.

Record left the Chi-Lites after 1976's Half A Love, and appeared headed for a bright solo career. But despite creating generally good material, his solo work never took off, and after three Warner Brothers albums he returned to the Chi-Lites in 1980 for four more albums.

Record rejoined the Chi-Lites in time to record Heavenly Body, a moderately well received reunion album that boasted a minor hit in the title cut. They had better luck the next year with the album Me And You and the dance hit "Hot On A Thing." The Chi-Lites bounced from label to label during the next few years, releasing two less successful albums. Then, in 1988, while alone in his home recording studio working on a Chi-Lites project, Record says he heard God audibly telling him to change his life. He struggled with the meaning of the message for months, ultimately deciding that he would need to leave the group to pursue his spiritual journey.

Record retired from the Chi-Lites in 1988 and lived well (and quietly) on residuals from his great Chi-Lites compositions. He spent the next decade moving into gospel music and evangelization, eventually releasing Let Him In, his first gospel album, in 1998 on a very limited basis. While a bit overreliant on synthesizers rather than organic instrumentation, Let Him In was a welcome return for Record, whose voice sounded great throughout.

In 2001, Record co-produced a local Chicago R&B girl group called C-Nario and was happy working with the Praise and Worship Team at his Chicago church, Crusaders Church. He also reunited with the Chi-Lites for one night for the PBS Soul Music special in March, 2004, and saw his classic Chi-Lites tune, "Are You My Woman" remade as Beyonce's across-the-board Grammy Winning hit, "Crazy In Love."

Record planned to remix and re-release Let Him In, but illness ultimately prevented him. After a battle with cancer, he died on July 22, 2005, leaving a rich musical legacy.

in 1941 - Tim Hardin (US blues and folk singer, piano, guitar, songwriter, composer) is born
in 1942 - Friedrich Schenker, composer is born

in 1943 - 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel and Gretel), Schenectady, NY
in 1943 - Ross Edwards, composer is born

in 1943 - Harry Shearer (US bass guitarist, actor, voice actor on The Simpsons) is born
in 1943 - Peter Quaife, Devon England, rock bassist (Kinks-Long Tall Sally) is born
in 1943 - Derek Small, rocker (Spinal Tap) is born
in 1945 - Georges Aperghis, composer is born
in 1945 - Ronald Bushy, rocker (Iron Butterfly-Ina gada davida) is born

in 1946 - Ariel Bender Luther Grosvenor (guitarist, Mott The Hoople/Spooky Tooth/The VIPs/solo) is born
in 1946 - Robbie Dupree Robert Dupuis (US singer, songwriter) is born
in 1946 - Edita Gruberova (Slovak operatic soprano) is born

in 1947 - Graham Bonnet (UK singer; Rainbow/Michael Schenker Group/Impellitteri/Alcatrazz/solo) is born
in 1949 - Luther Grosvenor, rocker (Spooky Tooth) is born

in 1949 – Syrinx Simion Stanciu (Romanian pan flautist) is born
in 1949 - Adrian Belew Robert Steven Belew (US guitarist, vocalist;King Crimson/solo/sessionist) is born

in 1950 - Vincenzo Tommasini, composer, dies at 72
in 1951 - Johnny Contardo, singer (Sha Na Na) is born

in 1951 - Anthony Edwin "Ant" Phillips (UK vocals, guitar; Genesis/Mike Rutherford/Camel/solo) is born
in 1951 - Alfreds Kalnins, composer, dies at 72
in 1952 - Hans Abrahamsen, composer is born
in 1955 - Dave Murray, English pop guitarist (Iron Maiden-Number of the Beast) is born

in 1957 - Dan Bigras (Canadian singer) is born
in 1958 - Laurence Hobgood (American Grammy Award-nominated pianist) is born
in 1958 - Victoria Williams (US singer/songwriter) is born

in 1960 - Will Sin Will Sinnott (Scottish bass player, keyboardist, songwriter; The Shamen) is born
in 1964 - John Gordon (American alto saxophonist) is born
in 1964 - Eddie Vedder Edward Louis Severson III (US singer, guitar; Pearl Jam/Temple of the Dog) is born

in 1964 - Arrigo Pedrollo, composer, dies at 86
in 1965 - Eddie Vedder, heavy metal singer (Pearl Jam-Justine) is born
in 1965 - Slash, rocker (Guns N' Roses) is born

in 1967 - Richard Flury, composer, dies at 71
in 1967 - Carla Bruni Tedeschi (Italian-French singer, songwriter, model) is born
in 1968 - Quincy Delight Jones III QD3/Snoopy (Swedish-US composer, music producer, film producer) is born
in 1971 - Carlo Jachino, composer, dies at 84

in 1971 - Masayoshi Yamazaki (Japanese singer-songwriter) is born
in 1974 - Mieszko Talarczyk (Polish lead singer, guitarist; Swedish band Nasum/others) is born
in 1974 - Montsho Eshe (hip-hop artist; Arrested Development) is born

in 1975 - Jamie Murphy (UK guitarist vocals; Space) is born
in 1977 - Jari Mäenpää (Finnish guitarist, singer)
in 1978 – Esthero Jen-Bea Englishman (Canadian singer-songwriter) is born
in 1981 – Beth Elisabeth Rodergas (Spanish singer) is born
in 1982 - Norman Dinnerstein, composer, dies at 45

in 1985 - Harry Mark Christopher Judd (UK drummer; McFly) is born

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