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Old January 15th, 2011, 10:51 AM   #661

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in 1451 - Franchinus Gaffurius, music theorist and composer, is born. Gaffurius was a friend of both Josquin des Prez and Leonardo da Vinci.
in 1566 - Angelo Notari, composer who helped bring "modern" music to England, is born.

in 1655 - Angelo Predieri, composer is born
in 1676 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, singer, organist, and composer of operas, dies at 73.

in 1690 - Clarinet invented, in Nurnberg, Germany
in 1722 - Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, organist, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1751 - Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, singer, composer and teacher, is born. Schroter was a friend of both Goethe and Schiller.
in 1780 - Francois-Joseph Dizi, harpist, composer and teacher, is born. Dizi's 48 harp studies are used to this day.
in 1785 - Mozart completes Dissonantenkwartet (opus 10).

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjZylz3nCwQ"]YouTube - Mozart 'Dissonance' Quartet K.465 - 1st Movement[/ame]
in 1800, Austrian musicographer Ludwig Köchel, compiler of the Mozart catalog, was born in Stein (my hero!!)
in 1804 - John Park, composer is born
in 1812 - Karl Gradener, composer and director of the Hamburg Singakademie, is born.
in 1814 - Johannes Josephus Viotta, pianist, organist, conductor and composer, is born.
in 1817 - Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer and one of the founders of the opéra comique, dies at 87.

in 1819 - Fabio Campana, composer is born
in 1822 - Nicholas Mori, virtuoso violinist, composer, teacher and publisher, is born. I'm going with this date, even though I saw both 1797 and 1796 listed as his year of birth...
in 1834 - William Cleaver Francis Robinson, colonial administrator and composer, is born. I found a nice list of his postings as Governor to various parts of the British Empire, but practically nothing about his compositions, aside from the fact that he wrote "several well known songs."

in 1839 - Emil Bohn, composer is born
in 1844 - Clara Kathleen Rogers, singer, composer, teacher, and writer on music, is born.

in 1850 - Jean de Reszke, [Jan Mieczyslaw], Polish tenor is born
in 1868 - Heinrich Schenker, Austrian musicologist (Ursatz), dies at 66
in 1875, French-Alsatian organist, physician, Bach scholar and humanitarian Albert Schweitzer was born in Kaysenberg, France
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk796sMk_dQ"]YouTube - Albert Schweitzer, J.S.Bach: Fantasy and Fugue G-mol, BWV542[/ame]
in 1888 - Stephen Heller, pianist, composer and teacher, dies at 74.
in 1889 - Vincenzo Davico, composer, conductor and music critic, is born.
in 1890 - Francesco D'Arcais, composer and music critic, dies at 59.

in 1895 - Erskine Tate (US bandleader, banjoist, violinist) is born
in 1900 - Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca premieres in Rome.
in 1906 - Walter Knape, conductor, composer, author and teacher, is born.
in 1907 - Karl von Perfall, composer and Intendant (General Director) of court music and theaters in Munich, dies at 82.

in 1908 - Russ Columbo Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho Colombo (US singer, violinist, actor) is born
in 1910 - Renier van der Velden, composer, is born. Van der Velden's style varies from Neo-Classical to Expressionist.
in 1911 - Helmut Degen, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1911 - George Amadee Tremblay, composer, pupil and associate of Schoenberg, is born. He created the Definitive Cycle of the Twelve Tone Row.
"Using the twelve tone row in its simplest form, the chromatic scale, Tremblay established a definitive cycle that yielded two hundred and eighty-eight related rows out of the original. In this cycle, the retrograde is created by logic and order rather than as a device. In this expanded cycle, there is no inversion, no retrograde inversion, and no transposition."
...The world's music has changed drastically since the impact of Schoenberg's twelve-tone concept starting with Opus 25. Tremblay's 'Definitive Cycle of the Twelve Tone Row,' will similarly affect the musical expressions of the future."*

in 1917 - Billy Butterfield (US jazz trumpeter) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eThKmgoH_sw"]YouTube - Billy Butterfield - Just Friends[/ame]
in 1921 - Mark Lawrence, pianist, composer and producer, is born.
in 1925 - Alban Berg's atonal opera Wozzeck premieres in Berlin.

in 1925 - Louis Quilico (Canadian baritone opera singer) is born
in 1929 - Billy Walker "The Tall Texan," country singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.

in 1930 - Edgar Sergeyi Hovhanesyan, composer is born
in 1930 - Johnny Grande (US pianist, accordianist; Bill Haley and The Comets) is born
in 1931 - Juraj Pospisil, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1931 - Caterina Valente, singer dancer and actress, is born. Valente has sung and recorded songs in 12 different languages.
in 1936 - Clarence Carter, soul singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.
in 1937 - Billie Jo Spears, country singer, is born.
in 1938 - Jack Jones, pop singer, is born.
in 1938 - Allen Toussaint, R&B singer, pianist, composer and record producer, is born.
in 1943 - José Luis Rodríguez González "El Puma", Caracas Venezuala, singer (Dueno De Nada) is born
in 1943 - Adolf Sandberger, composer, musicologist, and teacher, dies at 78.

in 1943 - Mariss Jansons (Latvian conductor) is born
in 1945 - Sandor Vandor, composer, teacher, opera conductor and répétiteur, dies under torture by Hungarian Nazis (Arrow Cross), at 43.

in 1945 - Jim Gordon (US drummer; Derek & The Dominos/sessionist) is born
in 1948 - Joseph Henry "T-Bone" Burnett, rock and country singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer (Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, Alpha Band), is born. Burnett is more well known these days as a very successful record and movie score producer than as a musician, though he continues to bring out an occasional album.
in 1948 - Tim Harris, British soul drummer (The Foundations), is born.

in 1949 - Joaquín Turina dies at age 66. Spanish composer born in Seville where he was educated as well as in Madrid. He lived in Paris from 1905 to 1914 where he took composition lessons from Vincent d'Indy at his Schola Cantorum, and studied the piano under Moritz Moszkowski. Like his fellow countryman and friend, Manuel de Falla, while there he got to know the impressionist composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. Along with de Falla, he returned to Madrid in 1914, working as a composer, teacher and critic. In 1931 he was made professor of composition at the Madrid Royal Conservatory. His notable pupils included Vicente Asencio and Celedonio Romero. Joaquín's works include the operas Margot -1914 and Jardín de Oriente -1923, the Danzas fantásticas -1920, La oración del torero, chamber music, piano works, guitar pieces and songs. Much of his work shows the influence of traditional Andalusian music

in 1949 - Lamar Williams (US bassist; The Allman Brothers Band/Sea Level) is born
in 1951 - William Risrook, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express) is born
in 1952 - Artur Kapp dies at age 73. Estonian composer, born in Suure-Jaani, Estonia, then part of the Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire. Some of his most enduring works are the 1899 overture Don Juan and the 1900 cantata Paradiis ja Peri/"Paradise and Peri", both of which are large scale works that prominently feature the organ. He is possibly best recalled for his oratorio Hiiob/"Job" and Metsateel/"On A Road Through The Woods", a piece for solo voice. His work is abundant and diverse and covers many classical genres. He wrote five symphonies, five concertos, overtures, four orchestral suites, in addition to the above

in 1953 - Vaughan William's Sinfonia Antartica premieres in Manchester.
in 1955 - Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony premieres in Philadelphia.

in 1956, Canadian tenor Ben Heppner was born in Murrayville, British Columbia
in 1956 - Étienne Daho (French singer, songwriter, record producer) is born
in 1956 - Bob Bradbury (UK lead singer, guitar; Hello) is born

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ8C3vdLmXk"]YouTube - Hello - Tell Him[/ame]
in 1959 - Carl "Chas Smash" Smyth, pop/ska singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer (Madness), is born.
in 1959 - Geoff Tate, rock singer/songwriter, keyboardist, saxophonist (Queensryche), is born.
in 1961 - Henry Geehl, pianist, conductor and composer, dies at 79. Geehl is remembered for, among other things, his arrangements and compositions for brass bands.

in 1961 - Mike Tramp Michael Trampenau (Danish singer; White Lion/Freak of Nature) is born
in 1962 - Patrica Morrison, rock bassist and singer/songwriter (The Bags, The Gun Club, The Sisters of Mercy, and The Damned), is born.


in 1965 - Jeanette MacDonald dies at age 61. American singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the '30s with Maurice Chevalier (Love Me Tonight, The Merry Widow) and Nelson Eddy (Naughty Marietta, Rose Marie, and Maytime). During the 1930s and 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four nominated for Best Picture Oscars (The Love Parade, One Hour With You, Naughty Marietta and San Francisco), and recorded extensively, earning three gold records. She later appeared in grand opera, concerts, radio, television and also made a few nightclub appearances at The Sands and The Sahara in Las Vegas in 1953, The Coconut Grove in Los Angeles in 1954, and again at The Sahara in 1957. She was one of most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing grand opera to movie-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers. (heart problems)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_m7unArv8g"]YouTube - Jeanette MacDonald - Nelson Eddy 'Ah Sweet Mystery Of Life'[/ame]
in 1965 - Slick Rick Richard D. Walters (UK rapper) is born
in 1965 - Ellis Paul (US singer-songwriter, folk musician) is born
in 1966 - David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me).

in 1966- Marco Hietala (Finnish vocalist, bassist) is born
in 1967 - Zakk Wylde (US guitarist; Black Label Society/Ozzy Osbourne Band) is born
in 1967 - Steve Bowman (US drummer, songwriter; Counting Crows)is born
in 1967 - Renato Lunelli, organist, composer and music writer, dies at 71. Lunelli was also known for his studies in organ building and restoration of several old Italian organs.
in 1967 - Over 25,000 people attend "The Human Be In: A Gathering Of The Tribes" at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It featured The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother And The Holding Company.

in 1968 - LL Cool J James Todd Smith (US rapper) is born
in 1969 - David Eric "Dave" Grohl, rock drummer, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), is born.

in 1970 - Fazil Say (Turkish pianist, composer) is born
in 1971 - Ethel Glenn Hier, pianist and composer, dies at 82.
in 1978 - Robert Heger, conductor and composer, dies at 91.

in 1979- John Reuben (US Christian hip hop artist) is born
in 1978 - Sex Pistols' final concert (Winterland, San Francisco).

in 1978 - Just Blaze Justin Smith (US hip hop producer) is born

in 1978 - Robert Heger dies at age 91. German conductor and composer born in from Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine; he studied at the Conservatory of Strasbourg, under Franz Stockhausen, then in Zurich under Lothar Kempter, and finally in Munich under Max von Schillings. After early conducting engagements in Strasbourg he made his debut at Ulm in 1908 or 1909. He held appointments in Barmen-1909, at the Vienna Volksoper-1911, and at Nuremberg-1913, where he also conducted Philharmonic concerts. He progressed to Munich and then to Berlin in 1933-1950, after which he returned to Munich. Robert also conducted at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, from 1925-1935, and again with his Munich company in 1953, when he gave the first London performance of Richard Strauss's opera Capriccio

in 1981 - Rosa López (Spanish popular singer) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcU1zzF8MLQ"]YouTube - Rosa - De Haber Sabido [VIDEO CLIP OFICIAL] HD[/ame]
in 1982 - Caleb Followill (US lead singer, rhythm guitar; Kings of Leon) is born
in 1984 - Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
in 1985 - Paul Ben Haim, composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 86.


in 1986 - Daniel Balavoine dies at age 33. French singer born in Alençon, Orne; he was a chorus-singer in the musical La Révolution française, then as a backing singer at the concerts of Patrick Juvet. The latter gave him the opportunity to record his songs on an album. This break enabled him to be noticed as a singer-songwriter by Léo Missir, artistic director at Barclay Records with whom he formed a very strong and lasting bond. (while flying over the Paris-Dakar motor rally, he died, along with Thierry Sabine and three other people, when their helicopter crashed into a dune in Mali, Africa)

in 1988 - Jordy Lemoine, pop singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.

in 1988 - Mikalah Gordon (US singer: American pop idol) is born
in 1992 - Jerry Nolan, rock drummer (New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers), dies of a stroke at 45.


in 1992 - Jerry Nolan dies at age 45. American drummer, from Williamsburg, Brooklyn and best known for his work with The New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers. He played with Wayne County's 'Queen Elizabeth', Billy Squier's "Kicks" and was the only male member of Suzi Quatro's Detroit-based band Cradle, and was also a member the power trio "Shaker", before joining The New York Dolls in the autumn of 1972 to replace Billy Murcia. He played on the Dolls' first two albums, New York Dolls and Too Much Too Soon. Jerry left the Dolls together with Johnny Thunders in the spring of 1975 to form The Heartbreakers. Jerry and his wife lived in Sweden, off and on, through the 1980s. There he also recorded a solo single of an older Heartbreakers' song "Take A Chance With Me". Johnny Thunders also moved to Sweden with his girlfriend, Susanne, and their collaboration continued periodically, until Thunders' death in 1991 (while being treated for bacterial meningitis and bacterial pneumonia, Jerry suffered a stroke and went into a coma from which he never recovered. He spent his final weeks on a life support system)
in 1995 - Sir Alexander Gibson dies at age 68. British conductor born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland and studied music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, as well as in London, Salzburg and Siena, Italy. At the time of his appointment in 1957 as musical director of Sadler's Wells, he was the youngest ever to have taken that position. He founded Scottish Opera in 1962 and was music director until 1986. Through his artistic achievements the Theatre Royal, Glasgow was bought from Scottish TV and in 1975 made the home theatre of Scottish Opera and Ballet, the first national opera house in Scotland. In 1987, he was appointed conductor laureate of Scottish Opera and held this title till his death. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1967, was knighted in 1977 and became president of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where in his memory, the Alexander Gibson School of Opera was opened in 1998. It was the first purpose-built opera school in Great Britain. (died from complications following a heart attack)

in 1996 - Pamelo Mounk'a, soukous singer, dies at 51
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FIrD4n9U4c"]YouTube - Pamelo Mounk'a Pamelomania[/ame]
in 2001 - Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing.'

in 2010 - Bobby Charles Robert Charles Guidry dies at age 71. American songwriter born in Abbeville, Louisiana; at aged 15, he was so inspired by Fats Domino, he began to pioneer the south Louisiana musical genre known as swamp pop. His compositions include the hits "See You Later, Alligator," which he initially recorded himself as "Later Alligator", covered by Bill Haley & His Comets; "Walking to New Orleans", written for Fats Domino; his "(I Don't Know Why I Love You) But I Do" was a 1950s classic which Clarence "Frogman" Henry had a major hit with. His composition "Why Are People Like That?" was on the soundtrack to the 1998 movie Home Fries. On November 26, 1976, he was invited to play with The Band at their farewell concert, The Last Waltz, Bobby played "Down South in New Orleans". In September 2007, he was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (collapsed and died in his home near Abbeville).

in 2010: - Chilton Price Chilton Searcy dies at age 96. American violinist and songwriter born near Fern Creek, Kentucky, she studied music appreciation at the University of Louisville. During the '30s and '40s she played violin with the Louisville Orchestra. Chilton started her songwriting while working as a music librarian at the Louisville radio station WAVE, where country music performers Pee Wee King and Redd Stewart were regular performers.
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in 1567 - Black Box, [Catherine Quinol], Guadeloupe, vocalist (Love Sensation)
in 1715 - Georg C Wagenzeil, Austria (court)composer/pianist
in 1730 - John Malchair, composer
in 1733 - Joseph Lederer, composer
in 1742 - Eugene Godecharle, composer and conductor, is born.

in 1744 - Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer, dies at 72
in 1755 - Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia, harpsichordist, organist and composer, dies at 83. Dell Ciaia designed a four-manual, 60-register organ (with a fifth keyboard controlling a harpischord).
in 1765 - Carlmann Kolb, organist and composer, dies at 61.

in 1775, Italian composer Giovanni Battista Sammartini, brother of Giuseppe Sammartini, died in Milan at the age of 75
in 1788 - Gaetano Latilla, opera composer, known for his comic operas, dies three days ofter his 77th birthday.
in 1812 - Johannes Herbst, composer, dies at 76. Herbst owned an important collection of musical scores which is presently housed at the Moravian Music Foundation Archives, Winston-Salem NC.

in 1813 - James Marion Sims, SC, surgeon/gynecologist (vesicovaginal operation)
in 1816 - Henry Harington, composer, dies at 88. Harington was the physician to the Duke of York, and also served in the local government of Bath, including holding the office of mayor, but was a keen amateur musician and composer.
in 1844 - Joseph Mazzinghi, harpsichordist/pianist, composer and teacher, dies at 78.
in 1845 - Heinrich Vogl, operatic tenor and composer, is born. Vogl is remembered for his mastery of Wagnerian heldentenor roles, though he did compose an opera and some songs.

in 1866 - Bedrich Smetana's opera "Branibori v Cechach," premieres in Prague
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEg2-E4l0pA"]YouTube - Karel Kryl - Branibo?i v ?echách[/ame]
in 1871 - Bertram Shapleigh, composer and writer, is born. Shapleigh was very interested in Asian culture and music, and his works sometimes used themes reminiscent of Indian music.
in 1878 - Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1892 - Francis "Frank" Hutchens, pianist, composer and teacher, is born. Hutchens was a founding member of the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, where he taught for fifty years.

in 1893, Welsh composer, playwright and actor Ivor Novello was born in Cardiff
in 1895 - Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake premieres in St Petersburg.
in 1896 - Jacobo Ficher, composer and violinist, is born.
in 1904 - Eduard Lassen, composer and conductor, music director at the court in Weimar, dies at 73.
in 1906 - Rezso Kokai, composer and writer on music, is born.
in 1908 - Roberta Bitgood, organist, choir director, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1909 - Enrique Casal y Chapi, composer, conductor and teacher, is born. Casal y Chapi formed the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic from previously existing musical ensembles when he lived there after fleeing the Spanish Civil War.
in 1909 - Gene Krupa, jazz and big band drummer and band leader, is born. Krupa is one of the most influential drummers of the 20th century, responsible for many components of the modern drum kit. He was the very first member of the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRjQzSwmEHw"]YouTube - Gene Krupa - Drum Boogie[/ame]
in 1909 - Elie Siegmeister, composer, teacher and musicologist, is born. Siegmeister organized and conducted the Hofstra Symphony Orchestra as well as the American Ballad Singers, and won numerous awards and commissions during his career.
in 1909 - Ernest Reyer, opera composer and music critic, dies at 85.

in 1911 - Wilhelm Berger, composer, dies at 49
in 1913 - Miriam Hyde (Australian composer) is born
in 1915 - Guillaume Couture, composer, dies at 63
in 1919 - Pianist and statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes first premier of Poland.

in 1920 - Yvonne King Burch (American singer; The King Sisters) is born
in 1924 - Geza Zichy, composer, dies at 74
in 1925 - Ruth Slenczynska, pianist, is born. Slenczynska was a child prodigy, and wrote a book about that aspect of her life; Forbidden Childhood, as well as a book on piano technique; Music at Your Fingertips: Aspects of Pianoforte Technique.
in 1926 - Enrico Toselli, pianist and composer, dies at 42. Toselli is mostly famous for marrying the ex-Crown Princess of Saxony, and writing his memoirs on that subject; Mari d’altesse: 4 ans de mariage avec Louise de Toscane, ex-princesse de Saxe.
in 1927 - Francis Routh, composer, organist, pianist, and author, is born. Routh founded the Redcliffe Festival of British Music.
in 1929 - Eva Badura-Skoda, musicologist, is born. Badura-Skoda's most important book is probably Interpreting Mozart on the Keyboard, which was written in collaboration with her husband Paul, a concert pianist.
in 1929 - Earl Hooker, blues songwriter and guitarist, is born.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbrgNXiwuJA"]YouTube - Earl Hooker / Sweet Home Chicago[/ame]
in 1929 - Ida Lewis "Queen Ida" Guillory, zydeco accordionist, bandleader and producer, is born.
in 1931 - Murad Kazhlayev
, composer and conductor, is born. Kazhlayev was a People's Artist of the U.S.S.R., as well as receiving other awards.
in 1932 - Enrique Raxach, composer, is born.
in 1935 - Malcolm Frager, pianist, is born. Frager is known for searching out rare and forgotten musical scores, and his library is now housed at the Eastman School of Music.
in 1939 - Charles Christopher Steel, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1941 - Don Van Vliet "Captain Beefheart," rock singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter, is born. Captain Beefheart's music has been very influential, though some find it intolerable. (I'm not one of them.[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Peter/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/02/clip_image001.gif[/IMG] )
in 1942 - Edward "Sonny" "Dip" Bivins, R&B singer/songwriter (The Manhattans), member of the Rhythm & Blues Hall Of Fame, is born.

in 1945 - Joan Johnson (US Singer; Dixie Cups) is born
in 1947 - Pete Waterman, rocker (Stock Aitken and Waterman-Road Block)
in 1948 - Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" Van Zant, rock singer/songwriter and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Lynyrd Skynyrd), is born.
in 1950 - David Lynn Jones, country singer/songwriter and bassist, is born.
in 1951 - María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Moquiere de les Esperades Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Najosa Rasten "Charo," comedienne, actress, singer and flamenco guitarist, is born. "cuchi cuchi"
in 1951 - Martha Davis, rock singer/songwriter and guitsrist (The Motels), is born.
in 1952 - Boris Blank, electronica composer and musician (Yello), is born.
in 1952 - Melvyn Gale, soft rock cellist and pianist (ELO), is born.

in 1953 - Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer, dies at 76
in 1953 - Rob Gretton (UK manager; New Order/Joy Division) is born
in 1956 - Miki Fujimura (Japanese singer) is born
in 1959 - Pete Trewavas, rock singer/songwriter, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist (Marillion, Transatlantic, Kino), is born.

in 1959- Sister Carol Carol Theresa East (Jamaican reggae singer) is born
in 1960 - Aaron Jay Kernis (American composer) is born
in 1961 - Damian O'Neill (Irish guitarist; The Undertones) is born

in 1961 - Iris DeMent, Paragould Ar, country singer (Our Town) is born
in 1961 - Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49
in 1963 – Cronos Conrad Thomas Lant (UK vocalist, bassist; speed metal band Venom) is born
in 1964 - Osmo Tapio Räihälä (Finnish composer) is born
in 1964 - Saúl Hernández (Mexican singer, guitarist; Caifanes/ Jaguares) is born


in 1964 - Jack Teagarden dies at age 58. American bandleader, trombonist, dixieland vocalist; he recorded with notable bandleaders and sidemen such as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, Jimmy McPartland, Mezz Mezzrow, Glenn Miller, and Eddie Condon, and appeared in the movies Birth of the Blues, The Glass Wall, and Jazz on a Summer's Day. As a jazz artist he won the 1944 Esquire magazine Gold Award, was highly rated in the Metronome polls of from 1937to 1942 and again in 1945, and was selected for the Playboy magazine All Star Band, from 1957 to 1960 (he died alone of pneumonia)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf1h9K7EJ9A"]YouTube - Jack Teagarden on International Hour - American Jazz 1963[/ame]
in 1965 - The Who release their first single (I Can't Explain).
in 1965 - Adam Jones (US guitarist, songwriter, make-up artist; Tool/The Melvins)
in 1965 - Derek B, rocker (Bullet from a Gun) is born
in 1967 - Lisa "Lisa Lisa" Velez, pop/rock singer/songwriter (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam), is born.
in 1967 - Albert Szirmai, operetta composer and music director for Chappell Music publishing house, dies at 86.

in 1971 - Max Beesley (UK percussionist, pianist, actor; sessionist/Robbie Williams/Take That/Paul Weller) is born
in 1973 - Jef Alpaerts, pianist and conductor, dies at 68.
in 1974 - Karel Salmon, composer and first musical director of Jerusalem radio, dies at 76.

in 1979 - Ken Chu (Taiwanese singer, composer; F4) is born
in 1979 - Young Dro D'Juan Hart (American rapper) is born


in 1980 - David Whitfield dies at age 54. British singer born in Kingston Upon Hull, as a child he became a choir boy in St. Peter's Church and began a lifelong love of singing which made him Britain's most successful solo male star of the chart's early 1950s until the advent of Rock n Roll. He was the first UK male vocalist to earn a gold disc; the first UK vocalist ever to have a hit placed in the Top Ten of the US Singles Chart; the first artist from Britain to sell over one million copies of one disc in the US and the third to be awarded a gold disc;. He got his big break came as he appeared on the talent show Opportunity Knocks on Radio Luxembourg. The host of the show, Hughie Green got him a booking at the Washington Hotel in the West End of London where a talent scout from Decca records heard him singing and signed him to the label. His many hits include "Cara Mia" which topped the charts for 10 weeks, "Answer Me", "My September Love", "I'll Find You", "William Tell", and "A Scottish Soldier". Over 50 years on, he is still one of only six artists to have spent 10 or more consecutive weeks at Number One on the UK Singles Chart. (brain haemorrhage while on tour in Australia)
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in 1981 - Howie Day (US pop singer) is born
in 1981 – Pitbull Armando Christian Pérez (US rapper) is born

in 1987 - Dolores Hawkins, singer (Guy Mitchell Show), dies at 58
in 1987 - Aria C Jalali (US vocalist, guitar; Railcars) is born


in 1987 - Ray Bolger Raymond Wallace Bulcao dies at age 83. American actor, singer, and dancer maybe best known for playing The Scarecrow in the 1939 musical fantasy film "The Wizard of Oz". While working on the Vaudeville scene, as half of a team called Sanford and Bolger, in 1926, he was spotted by star maker, Gus Edwards, who hired him for the Broadway show "A Merry World." Numerous Broadway roles followed including the lead in the Rodgers and Hart 1936 classic "On Your Toes." The strength of that performance earned him a movie contract from MGM. Other Broadway credits include- Life Begins at 8:40, By Jupiter, All American, and Where's Charley?, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical and in which he introduced "Once in Love with Amy", the song often connected with him. He also had a big career in films and TV. Ray has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard for movies and at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for television (cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puvavzSbgS0&feature=related"]YouTube - Once In Love With Amy - Ray Bolger - Where's Charley?[/ame]
in 1988 - Sonny Moore (US electronic musician; From First to Last/solo) is born


in 1992 - Dee Murray dies at age 45. English bass player; a talented musician whose gift for melody, placement, and an understated, yet profound technique, plus his standout work as a backing vocalist, puts him in an elite class among rock bassists. He was a member of the Spencer Davis band before joining Elton John. He was a key members of John's backing band, including the milestone album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. In 1975, after recording Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Dee and Nigel Olsson were released from the band because John wanted to achieve a different sound. Dee and Nigel a continued working together, as session musicians in Los Angeles. They played on Rick Springfield's first United States album, Wait for Night in 1976. In 1977, Murray briefly joined Procol Harum on a US tour. Between '78 and '79, he worked as part of Alice Cooper's backing band. Both Dee and Nigel returned to the UK in 1981, and toured with John for another four years. (After a long battle with skin cancer, Dee died from a stroke)

in 1993 - Sammy Cahn dies at age 79. Four times Academy Award-winning American lyricist, songwriter and musician, best known for his romantic lyrics to tin pan alley and Broadway songs, as recorded by Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and many others. He played the piano and violin. His many songs lyrics include "Three Coins in the Fountain", "All the Way", "High Hopes", "Call Me Irresponsible", "I've Heard That Song Before", "I'll Walk Alone", "Anywhere", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "It's Magic", "It's a Great Feeling", "Be My Love", "Wonder Why", "Because You're Mine", "I'll Never Stop Loving You", "(Love Is) The Tender Trap", "It's Been A Long, Long Time", "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow", "Love and Marriage", "Papa, Won't You Dance With Me", "Please Be Kind", "Rhythm Is Our Business", "Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Things We Did Last Summer" (?).He became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972 and later took over the presidency of that organization from his friend Johnny Mercer when Mercer became ill and in 1988 the Sammy Awards, an annual award for movie songs and scores, was started in his honor.


in 1994 - Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter, dies at 85.


in 1994 - Georges Cziffra dies at age 72. Hungarian-French pianist best known for his performances of Liszt's rhapsodies. Of gypsy descent, he was born in Budapest, but since the Soviet-led invasion of Hungary in 1956, he had lived in France. He also recorded many of Frédéric Chopin's compositions and those of Robert Schumann. He is also well-known for his rather-demanding transcriptions of several orchestral works for the piano - among them, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee (heart attack)

in 1994 - Harry Nilsson dies at age 52. American singer-songwriter who achieved the peak of his commercial success as a singer in the mid 1970s. On all but his earliest recordings, he is credited as 'Nilsson' and for hits such as "Without You", "I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City", "Everybody's Talkin'," "Coconut" and "Jump into the Fire". As a songwriter, his songs including 'One' and 'Cuddly Toy' have been covered by various artists including the Monkees, Three Dog Night and Aimee Mann. His musical legacy continues and his tunes are featured on the soundtracks of dozens of films and TV programs, spanning the 1960s through to the present-day. He was awarded Grammy Awards for two of his recordings and received several more Grammy nominations for the album Nilsson Schmilsson.(died in his sleep of heart failure the night he completed his last album)


in 1995 - Sollie McElroy, doo wop and R&B singer (The Flamingos), dies at 61.


in 1996 - Les Baxter dies at age 73. American saxophonist, pianist; composed and arranger for the top swing bands of the '40s and '50s, but he is better known as the founder of exotica, a variation of easy listening that glorified the sounds and styles of Polynesia, Africa, and South America, even as it retained the traditional string-and-horn arrangements of instrumental pop. Les studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory before moving to Los Angeles for further studies at Pepperdine College. Abandoning a concert career as a pianist, he turned to popular music as a singer. At the age of 23 he joined Mel Tormé's Mel-Tones, singing on Artie Shaw records such as "What Is This Thing Called Love?". He then turned to arranging and conducting for Capitol Records in 1950 and was credited with the early Nat King Cole hits, "Mona Lisa" and "Too Young", but both were actually orchestrated by Nelson Riddle. (kidney failure)

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in 1998 - Amos Wells Blakemore Jr. "Junior Wells," blues singer/songwriter, harmonica player and bandleader, dies at 65.


in 1998 - Junior Wells Amos Blakemore dies at age 63. American blues vocalist and harmonica player based in Chicago, famous for playing with Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison & appeared in the 1998 movie Blues Brothers 2000 (he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in the summer of 1997. That fall, he suffered a heart attack while undergoing treatment, sending him into a coma. Wells stayed in the coma until he passed away)

in 1999 - Marion Ryan dies at age 67. English singer, born in Middlesbrough, once called "the Marilyn Monroe of popular song", she was a pop singer of the 1950s in the early years of British Independent Television. She was the regular singer in the popular musical quiz "Spot the Tune", on Granada Television for seven years from 1956, with a total of 209 half-hour programmes, that featured several star hosts including disc-jockey Pete Murray, the Canadian pop singer Jackie Rae, the comedians Ken Platt, Ted Ray, and Peter Knight and his Orchestra. She made one brief appearance as herself in a feature film with singer Tommy Steele (died from heart failure following the onset of pneumonia)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZh9wO2MOT0"]YouTube - Marion Ryan....Oh,Oh,I'm Falling In Love Again[/ame]
in 2001 - Bob Braun dies at age 71. American television host born in Ludlow, Kentucky; his daily 90-minute show was syndicated throughout the heartland of America, and featured a live bands, singers, and special guests (sadly taken by Parkinson's disease and cancer)

in 2003 - Doris Fisher dies at age 87. American singer and songwriter; she sang with Big Bands, on the radio, with the Eddie Duchin Orchestra and led the group "Penny Wise and Her Wise Guys". As a songwriter her hit compositions included "You Always Hurt the One You Love", "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", "Amado Mio", "Put the Blame on Mame" and "That Ole Devil Called Love". She also collaborated with Slim Gaillard on "Tutti Frutti".


in 2004 - Terje "Valfar" Bakken dies at age 25. Norwegian lead singer and founder of the Norwegian Black/Folk Metal band Windir. Windir was started as a one-man project, but it was expanded into a full band with the release of a 3rd album, 1184. Valfar originally sang his lyrics in Sognamål, a dialect of Norwegian, but eventually switched to English. Their last full length album "Likferd" was released in 2003. (died from hypothermia, he went out on a walk heading towards his family's cabin at Fagereggi, but he never arrived. Three days later, authorities found his body at Reppastølen in the Sogndal valley. Valfar had been caught in a snow storm)


in 2005 - Victoria de los Angeles López García dies at age 81.
Spanish Catalan operatic soprano and recitalist of the highest rank whose career began in the early 1940s and reached its height in the years from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. While she later made fewer appearances in opera, she continued to give recitals, focusing on mostly French and Spanish art songs, into the 1990s. She studied at the Barcelona Conservatory, graduating in just three years in 1941 at age 18. That year, she made her operatic debut as Mimì at the Liceu, but then resumed her musical studies. After winning first prize in the Geneva International Competition in 1947, she sang Salud in Falla's La vida breve with the BBC in London in 1948. She went on to perform around the globe at all the major opera houses. She made many widely acclaimed recordings, including those of La vida breve, La bohème, Pagliacci, and Madama Butterfly (heart failure)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoXqX52x_JU&feature=related"]YouTube - Victoria de los Angeles "De España vengo" El niño judio[/ame]
in 2009 - Leroy "Hog" Cooper dies at age 80. American saxophone player born in Dallas, Texas. As a young man he played saxophone in his uncle’s jazz ensemble before beginning his formal studies at Tilottson College in Austin, Texas. After a two year stint in the 315th Army Band, he joined the Ray Charles Ensemble recording and concertizing around the world for two decades. Leroy's first recording session with Charles was “Them That Got”, “My Baby! (I Love Her, Yes I Do)” and “Who You Gonna Love?” in 1959. Having performed with numerous legendary jazz artists, he is renowned for his definitive performances on baritone, soprano and tenor saxophones. After leaving Ray, Leroy lived out a happy life in Orlando, Fla., where he played in the Disney band.

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in 1672 - Francesco Mancini, organist, composer and teacher, Director of the Conservatorio di S Maria di Loreto, is born. Mancini is known now mainly for his recorder sonatas, though he was a fairly prolific composer.
in 1700 - Death of Italian composer Antonio Draghi in Vienna.
in 1724 - First Performance of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 155 Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange on the 2nd Sunday following Epiphany, was part of Bach's first annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig 1723-24.
in 1728 - Birth of Italian opera composer Niccoló PICCINNI, in Bari.

in 1730 - Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, music teacher and translator, is born. Bode's musical works are all but forgotten, but he was very prominent as a translator and publisher.
in 1738 - Death in Paris of French of organist and composer Jean Francois Dandrieu.
in 1739 - First Performance G. F. Handel's Saul. Runs for six performances at the King's Theater in the Haymarket, in London.
in 1745 - First Performance of Handel's musical drama Hercules.
in 1800 - First Performance of Luigi Cherubini's opera Les deux Journées at the Théatre Feydeau in Paris.

in 1804 - Karl August Krebs, composer and conductor, is born. (I couldn't find whether he's related to the Johann Krebs family who were his contemporaries.)
in 1861 - Birth of Albert Alvarez tenor. Debut as Faust in Faust (Gounod) 1887.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbO5DvBzAQo&feature=related"]YouTube - Albert Alvarez, French tenor (Heroic Voice) (1860-1933) Verdi:Otello "Ora e per sempre addio"[/ame]
in 1864 - Anton Schindler, violinist and biographer of Beethoven, dies at 68. Though Schindler knew Beethoven personally, his biography has been largely discredited, and he's known to have destroyed about half of Beethoven's "Conversation Books."
in 1868 - Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer, conductor, choirmaster and teacher, is born.
in 1869 - First performance of Alexander Borodin's Sym No. 1, in St. Petersburg.

in 1872 - Paul-Henri Büsser, composer, conductor and teacher, is born.
in 1876 - First performance of P. I. Tchaikovsky's Serenade mélancolique in Moscow.
in 1879 - Death of Lorenzo Salvi tenor. Debut as Cam in premiere of Diluvio Universale (Donizetti) 1830.
in 1886 - Death of Italian opera composer Amilcare Ponchielli, in Milan.
in 1886 - Death of Joseph Maas tenor. Debut as Phassilis in Babil & Bijou.
in 1891 - French ballet composer Léo Delibes died in Paris at the age of 55. Delibes was highly thought of by Tchaikovsky, and his "Flower Duet" from the opera Lakmé has an enduring presence in pop culture, being used by more than one company for commercials, including British Airways.
in 1893 - Birth of American composer Pauline ALDERMAN

in 1893 - Daisy Kennedy (Australian violinist) is born
in 1894 - Irving Mills aka Joe Primrose (US jazz music publisher) is born
in 1900 - Birth of Wilhelm Hiller Bass Born 16 Jan 1900 Karlsruhe.

in 1902 - Evelyn Levine, songwriter and composer, is born.
in 1905 - First performance of second version of Eugene d'Albert's opera Tiefland, The Lowlands, at the Stadttheater, in Magdeburg.

in 1904 - Max Vredenburg, composer and writer on music, is born. Vredenburg co-founded the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands.
in 1905 - Birth of Spanish composer Ernesto HALFFTER in Madrid.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVUbb6qJC3Q&feature=related"]YouTube - Halffter: Danza De La Pastora[/ame]
in 1907 - Birth of German composer Martin SCHERBER in Nuremberg.
in 1909 - Death of Maria De Macchi Soprano Debut as Laura in Gioconda (Ponchielli) 1889.

in 1911 - Wilhelm Berger, composer, pianist and conductor, dies at 49.
in 1913 - Vido Musso (Italian tenor sax/clarinet, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey) is born
in 1914 - Birth of American choral conductor Roger WAGNER, in Le-Puy, France. Founded Roger Wagner Chorale in 1946.
in 1916 - First performance of Sergei Prokofiev's Scythian Suite.

in 1916 - Jay McShann (US blues and swing pianist, bandleader, singer) is born
in 1917 - Sandy Block aka Sid Block (US jazz bassist, Chick Webb Band, Van Alexander Orchestra) is born
in 1918 - Birth of Vera Borisenko Mezzo-Soprano in Bylorussia.
in 1918 - Birth of Valeria Heybalova soprano Born 16 Jan 1918 Kamnik Slovenia.
in 1919 - Birth of Angelica Tuccari soprano.
in 1920 - Death of American composer, critic and conductor Henry DeKoven in Chicago.
in 1922 - Birth of Jean Cox tenor Born 16 Jan 1922 Gadsden Ala
in 1923 - Death of Hippolyte Belhomme bass.

in 1923 - Roy Lanham, country and jazz guitarist and composer (Sons of the Pioneers), is born.
in 1924 - Death of Fritz Schrodter tenor.
in 1924 - Birth of French composer Jeanine BAGANIER in La Nayenne.
in 1928 - Birth of American composer Ezra SIMS.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiNNV_b9tVE"]YouTube - Ezra Simms, Third Quartet, i. Rushing - The Lenox Quartet[/ame]
in 1928 - (28 JAN? 12 OCT?) Birth of Spanish soprano Pilar LORENGAR in Saragossa Spain.
in 1929 - Tage Nielsen, composer, teacher and music administrator, is born.
in 1933 - Birth of Armin Ude tenor
in 1933 - First performance of Nicolai Miaskovsky's Symphony No. 11, in Moscow.
in 1934 - Birth of American mezzo-soprano Marilyn HORNE in Bradford, PA.
in 1934 - Birth of American composer Richard WERNICK in Boston MA.

in 1934 - Robert Lenard "Bob" Bogle, rock guitarist, bassist, composer and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Ventures), is born.
in 1934 - Annie Patterson, composer, conductor and writer on music, dies at 65.

in 1934 - Marilyn Horne (US opera singer) is born
in 1935 - Richard Wetz, composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 59.
in 1935 - Death of Ella Russell Soprano.
in 1935 - First performance of Mascagni's opera Nerone. Masgagni conducting at La Scala in Milan.
in 1936 - First performance of Frank Bridge's Ovation Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. BBC Symphony, composer conducting. Florence Hooton, cellest, in London.
in 1937 - Birth of Kenneth Woollam tenor.

in 1937 - Conny Vandenbos, pop singer, is born.
in 1938 - Benny Goodman refuses to play Carnegie Hall when black members of his band are barred from performing.
in 1938 - Birth of Charlotte Lehmann soprano.

in 1938 - Jô Soares (Brazilian author, musician, TV personality) is born
in 1939 - Ray Phillips (US lead singer; Nashville Teens) is born
in 1942 - First performance of Benjamin Britten's Diversions on a Theme for Piano Left Hand, with pianist Paul Wittgenstein. Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting.

in 1942 - Bill Francis, rock keyboardist (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show), is born.
in 1942 - Barbara Lynn, R&B singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAnSyQA_fT4"]YouTube - Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose A Good Thing[/ame]
in 1942 - René Angélil (Canadian music executive) is born
in 1943 - Birth of English composer and teacher Gavin BRYARS in Goole, Yorkshire.
in 1943 - Birth of English composer Brian FERNEYHOUGH in Coventry.

in 1944 - Ronnie Milsap, country singer and keyboardist, is born.
in 1944 - James Wayne "Jim" Stafford, country and pop singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is born.
in 1946 - Birth of Italian soprano Katia RICCIARELLI.

in 1950 - Damo Suzuki (Japanese singer; Can) is born
in 1951 - Tommy Crain (US guitarist; Charlie Daniels Band/Crosstown Allsaters) is born

in 1951 - Richard Thompson, funk, soul and R&B singer and guitarist (B. T. Express), is born.
in 1952 - Birth of Swedish composer Par LINDGREN in Gothenberg.
in 1955 - Birth of American composer David Thomas ROBERTS in Moss Point, Mississippi.
in 1955 - Death of Mirielle Berthon soprano.


in 1957 - Arturo Toscanini dies at age 89. Italian celloist and conductor, born in Parma, Emilia–Romagna; he won a scholarship to the local music conservatory, where he studied the cello. He joined the orchestra of an opera company, which he toured South America in 1886. He went on to be one of the most acclaimed musicians and conductors of the late 19th century and 20th century, he was renowned for his brilliant intensity, his restless perfectionism, and his phenomenal ear for orchestral detail. Over his long career he worked with many top orchestras around the world. As music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra he became a household name through his radio and TV broadcasts and many recordings of the operatic and symphonic repertoire. Artuo was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987


in 1958 - Birth of American composer Scott LINDROTH.

in 1959 - Helen Folasade Adu "Sadé," soft rock and adult contemporary singer/songwriter, is born.
in 1960 - Mark C. Deren (US DeeJay; Mark From Holland) is born
in 1961 - Kenneth Sivertsen (Norwegian guitarist, composer, poet, comedian is born
in 1961 - Jill Sobule (US singer-songwriter) is born
in 1961 - Paul Raven (UK rock bassist; Ministry/Killing Joke) is born

in 1962 - Jan Koster, rock drummer (Sleeze Beez), is born.
in 1962 - Paul Webb "Rustin Man," rock bassist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Talk Talk), is born.

in 1963 - Gilardo Gilardi, composer, conductor, pianist and teacher, dies at 73.

in 1963 - Ike Quebec dies at age 44. American tenor saxophone player, accomplished dancer and pianist, born in Newark, New Jersey; he switched to tenor sax as his primary instrument in his early 20s, and quickly earned a reputation. He recorded for Blue Note records in the 40's, and also served as a talent scout for the label, helping pianists Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell come to wider attention and, due to his exceptional sight reading skills, was an uncredited impromptu arranger for many Blue Note sessions. (lung cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoBhmxHgHig"]YouTube - Ike Quebec - Blue and Sentimental[/ame]
in 1965 - Birth of American composer Jennifer BILFIELD. Director of Serious Music at Boosey & Hawkes
in 1967 - Maxine Waters Jones, R&B, soul and pop singer/songwriter (En Vogue), is born.
in 1968 - Birth of Czech composer Miloš BOK in Prague.
in 1969 - Death of Russian-born American composer and songwriter Vernon Duke aka Vladimir Dukelsky, in Santa Monica, CA.
in 1969 - First performance of Milton Babbitt's Relata II. New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conducting.

in 1969 – Dead Per Yngve Ohlin (Swedish black metal vocalist; Mayhem) is born

in 1969 - Vernon Duke Vladimir Dukelsky dies at age 65. Russian-American composer, songwriter; at the age of 11, he was accepted at the Kiev Conservatory where he studied composition with Reinhold Glière and musical theory with Boleslav Yavorsky. In 1919, his family escaped from the turmoil of civil war in Russia and spent a year and a half with other refugees in Constantinople. In 1921 they obtained American visas and sailed to New York. Vernon is best known for "Taking a Chance on Love" with lyrics by Ted Fetter and John Latouche, "I Can't Get Started" with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, "April in Paris" with lyrics by E. Y. ("Yip") Harburg, and "What Is There To Say" for the Ziegfeld Follies of 1934, also with Harburg. He wrote the words and music for "Autumn in New York" in 1934. Vernon collaborated with lyricists such as Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, Ogden Nash and Sammy Cahn and his works have been performed and recorded by Tony Bennett, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Wynton Marsalis, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and Thelonious Monk (died in Santa Monica, California during a lung cancer operation.)

in 1970 - Brendan O'Hare (Scottish drummer; Teenage Fanclub/Telstar Ponies) is born
in 1972 - Greg Page (Australian guitarist, drums, keyboard, actor; The Wiggles) is born
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in 1972 - David Seville Ross Bagdasarian dies at age 52. American Grammy Award winning pianist, singer, songwriter, actor and record producer, born in Fresno, California as a young man, he performed in the Broadway cast of The Time of Your Life and his first musical success was the song he wrote with Saroyan, "Come on-a My House," recorded by Rosemary Clooney in 1951. He was better known by the stage name David Seville, as David Seville, Ross had a number-one hit in the summer of 1958 with the "Witch Doctor," which was his first experiment with speeding an audio track to get a distinctive, squeaky, high-pitched voice, followed by "The Bird on My Head" which wasn't a hit. Then for the 1958 Christmas season came "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" with The Chipmunks, for which he won two Grammy Awards in 1959: Best Comedy Performance and Best Recording for Children. He named the three Chipmunk characters after record executives: Simon Waronker, Ted Keep (Theodore), and Alvin Bennett. (heart attack)

in 1976 - Stuart Fletcher (UK bassist; Seahorses/The Yard) is born
in 1976 - Death of Vasco Campagnano tenor.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruMHIC6LfdY"]YouTube - VASCO CAMPAGNANO "TRA VOI, BELLE, BRUNE E BIONDE.."[/ame]
in 1978 - Charles Richard "Ricky" Wilson (UK lead singer; Kaiser Chiefs) is born
in 1979 – Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton (US singer, dancer, actress and model) is born

in 1979 - Aaliyah Dana Haughton, singer and actress, is born.
in 1979 - Federico "Fred" Elizalde, jazz and classical pianist, composer, conductor, and bandleader, dies at 71. Elizalde was also an excellent sharpshooter and won gold medals as captain of the Philippines shooting team in the 1954 Asiad.
in 1980 - Lin Manuel Miranda (US actor, composer, lyricist) is born
in 1981 - Nick Valensi (US guitar; Strokes) is born
in 1981 - Beverley O'Sullivan (Irish singer, actress) is born
in 1982 - Samuel Dylan Murray Preston (UK lead singer; The Ordinary Boys) is born
in 1983 - First performance of Daniel Asia's Why (?) Jacob for piano. Sanford Margolis was soloist.

in 1984 - Jared Slingerland (Canadian guitarist, programming; Left Spine Down/Front Line Assembly) is born
in 1989 - Death of Stefania Malagu Mezzo-Soprano.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmbjXJXxTqQ"]YouTube - Verdi Otello cio m'accora[/ame]
in 1990 - Fritz "Freddy" Brocksieper dies at age 78. German jazz drummer and percussionist; he was a founder member of Charlie and his Orchestra, in 1940, which was led by frontman Karl Schwedler. They made over 90 recordings between March 1941 and February 1943. After the WW2 Freddy went on as a freelance musician and to lead his own bands

in 1991 - Cladys "Jabbo" Smith dies at age 82. American jazz trumpeter and singer; at 6 he went into the Jenkins Orphanage in Charleston, Sth Carolina where he learned trumpet and trombone, and by age 10 was touring with the Jenkins Band. At age 16 he left the Orphanage to become a professional musician, at first playing in bands in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlantic City, New Jersey before making his base in Manhattan, New York City from about 1925 through 1928, where he made the first of his well regarded recordings. In the 1930s, he made Milwaukee, Wisconsin his main base, before dropping out of the public eye. Jabbo made a comeback in the late 1960s; many young musicians, fans, and record collectors were surprised to learn that the star of those great 1920s recordings was still alive. Jabbo once again successfully played with bands and shows in New York, New Orleans, Louisiana, London, and France through the 1970s and into the 1980s


in 1995 - William Dillard, jazz trumpeter, singer and actor, dies at 83.
in 1997 - Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist, dies at 76.
in 1997 - First performance of Esa-Pekka Salonen's L.A. Variations for orchestra. Los Angeles Philharmonic, composer conducting.


in 2000 - Will "Dub" Jones dies at age 71. American singer born in Shreveport, Louisiana; bass vocalist for The Coasters and The Cadets. His best known vocals was on The Cadets' biggest hit "Stranded In The Jungle". In 1956, he sang on The Crescendos' recording "Sweet Dreams" and in '57, he sang with Jesse Belvin & The Space Riders on the single "My Satellite" / "Just To Say Hello." He had also recorded with Cora Washington, billed as Cora And Dub. Will joined The Coasters in 1958, and his bass vocals are show cased on The Coasters' hits "Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown". Will also recorded with later versions of The Coasters on the '76 album The World Famous Coasters and with Billy Guy's group of Coasters in 1977 (diabetes complications)

in 2000 - John Morris Rankin dies at age 40. Canadian pianist and fiddle player and a member of The Rankin Family along with his siblings, Heather, Cookie, Jimmy, and Raylene, a Canadian celtic family group from Mabou, Nova Scotia. The group won many Canadian music awards, including 15 East Coast Music Awards, six Juno Awards, four SOCAN Awards, three Canadian Country Music Awards and two Big Country Music Awards. Their many hits included "Orangedale Whistle", "Fare Thee Well Love", "Gillis Mountain", 'Movin' On', 'Long way To Go', "North Country" and "Roving Gypsy Boy"
(car accident in Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UJ4hB19oyY"]YouTube - JOHN MORRIS RANKIN & HOWIE MACDONALD - 1986 MABOU CEILIDH[/ame]
in 2001 - Virginia Lee O'Brien dies at age 51. American actress and singer known for her comedic roles in MGM musicals of the 1940s. Among the films she appeared in during her time at MGM were The Big Store with the Marx Brothers, Ship Ahoy with Eleanor Powell and Red Skelton, Thousands Cheer, Du Barry Was a Lady with Skelton and Lucille Ball, The Harvey Girls with Judy Garland and Ziegfeld Follies. After appearing once again with Red Skelton in 1947's Merton of the Movies, and a guest appearance the following year in the short Musical Merry-Go-Round (undisclosed causes)

in 2002 - Eddie Meduza Errol Leonard Norstedt dies at age 53. Swedish singer-songwriter, composer and guitarist working mainly in the rockabilly genre. Many of his songs are about alcohol, women, cars, and quite often with obscene and vulgar lyrics especially while under the guise of E.Hitler. Sometimes they were also politically oriented, many aimed at the Swedish Social Democrats. He was also a popular performer of Raggare music (alcohol abuse related)


in 2003 - First performance of William Kraft's Concerto for English Horn The Grand Encounter with Carolyn Hove, English Horn, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen.

in 2004 - Czeslaw Niemen Czeslaw Juliusz Wydrzycki dies at age 64. Polish singer, songwriter, multi-musician; one of the most important and original Polish singer-songwriters and rock balladeers of the last quarter-century, singing mainly in the Polish language. He made his debut in the early 1960s, singing Polish rock and soul music. He possessed an unusually wide voice range and equally rich intonation. He was also an ardent composer and a keyboard player. Soon after his first successful concerts in France, he started to use the pseudonym Niemen. In the early 1970s, Niemen recorded three English language albums under the CBS label. In 1974 he recorded Mourner's Rhapsody with Jan Hammer and Rick Laird from Mahavishnu Orchestra. In the seventies, Niemen turned to jazz-rock fusion and electronic music - Katharsis album. In 1972 he also contributed with a song performed by him in "Wesele"/The Wedding 1972 film. Later, Niemen also composed film soundtracks and theater music. In the 1990s he showed interest in art painting and computer graphics. He died of cancer in Warsaw. (cancer)


in 2007 - Thornton James "Pookie" Hudson dies at age 72. American lead singer and songwriter for the doo wop group The Spaniels, who lent his tenor vocals to hits like "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight" and influenced generations of later artists. Some historians of vocal groups consider Pookie to be the first true leader of a vocal group, because the Spaniels pioneered the technique of having the main singer solo at his own microphone, while the rest of the group shared a second microphone (cancer)


in 2009 - Gordon "Whitey" Mitchell dies at age 76. American jazz musician and comedy writer; he began on tuba and clarinet before choosing bass as his primary instrument. He played with Elinor Sherry and Shep Fields in the early 1950s before serving in the Army during the Korean War. From 1954 he worked freelance in New York City, playing with the likes of Gene Krupa, Tony Scott, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Pete Rugolo, Lester Young, Charlie Ventura, Herbie Mann, Betty Roche, Oscar Pettiford, Gene Quill, Mat Mathews, Joe Puma, Johnny Richards, Peter Appleyard, Andre Previn, and Benny Goodman. He released an album under his own name in 1956, and worked with Red and Blue Mitchell in 1958 as "The Mitchells" on a Metrojazz release. 1965 saw him in Hollywood as a television writer and producer. He worked on shows such as Get Smart, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Odd Couple, Mork and Mindy, and several Bob Hope television specials. In 1995 he moved to Palm Desert, California, where he had his own radio show (cancer)


in 2010 - Carl Smith dies at age 82. American country singer-songwriter and musician born in Maynardville, Tennessee. At 15, he started performing in a band called Kitty Dibble and Her Dude Ranch Ranglers. By age 17, he had learned to play the string bass and spent his summer vacation working at WROL-AM in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he performed on Cas Walker's radio show.
Carl went on to become one of country's most successful male artists during the 1950s, with 30 Top 10 hits. His success continued well into the 1970s, when he had a charting single every year except one. His many hits included "Let's Live a Little", "Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way", "(When You Feel Like You're in Love) Don't Just Stand There", "Are You Teasing Me", "Hey Joe", "Back Up Buddy", "There She Goes", "You Are the One" and "Ten Thousand Drums" He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Carl was was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2003. (natural causes)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FLg8dW3Qeo"]YouTube - Carl Smith - Mr. Moon[/ame]
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in 1517 - Antonio Scandello composer and Kapellmeister of the court of the Electors of Saxony in Dresden, is born.
in 1545 - Antonio Pace composer is born
in 1574 - Robert Fludd composer is born
in 1604 - Santino Garsi lutenist and composer, dies at 61.

in 1625 - Nicolo Rubini, composer, dies at 50
in 1659 - Antonio Veracini violinist and composer, is born.

in 1676 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies at 73
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykSCGxY0VHc"]YouTube - Cavalli Pier Francesco "Passata all'armata"finale atto I[/ame]
in 1706 - American Statesman, composer, publisher and inventor of the glass harmonica, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, MA
in 1712 - John Stanley organist and composer, is born.
in 1720 - Jean Joseph Vade song writer, librettist and playwright, is born.
in 1728 - Johann Gottfried Muthel composer, conductor and virtuoso organist/harpsichordist/fortepianist, is born. Muthel was J.S. Bach's last pupil and a friend of C.P.E. Bach.
in 1733 - Thomas Linley (the elder) harpsichordist, composer, conductor and teacher, is born. Linley was the patriarch of a large family, many of whom had musical careers themselves.
in 1734 - François Joseph Gossec composer and conductor, is born.
in 1738 - Jean-Francois Dandrieu organist, harpsichordist and composer, dies around 56.
in 1745 - Nicolas Roze composer, musicologist and teacher, is born.

in 1751 - Italian composer Tomaso Albinoni died in Venice at the age of 80
in 1769 - Ole Andreas Lindeman composer is born
in 1788 - Alessio Prati harpsichordist, composer and teacher, dies at 37.
in 1769 - Ole Andreas Lindeman organist and teacher, is born.
in 1826 - Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga y Balzola composer and violinist known as the "Spanish Mozart," mainly because his obvious talent was cut short early, dies at 19.
in 1835 - Johan Filip von Schantz composer, conductor and collector of folk music, is born. Von Schantz was Finland's first native born professional composer.
in 1836 - Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte composer and teacher at the Imperial Court in Rio de Janeiro, is born.

in 1850 - Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev St Petersburg Russia, composer is born
in 1856 - Thomas Attwood Walmisley organist and composer, dies at 41.

in 1857 - Wilhelm Kienzl Austrian composer (Evangelimann) is born
in 1863 - Henry Charles Tonking organist and composer, is born.
in 1869 - Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky composer known mainly for his operas, dies at 55.
in 1873 - François Rasse composer and teacher, is born.
in 1877 - Hans Jelmoli composer, conductor, pianist and music critic, is born.

in 1886 - Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ILbnHhAzk"]YouTube - Amilcare Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours[/ame]
in 1890 - Salomon Sulzer cantor and composer, dies at 85.
in 1891 - Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst composer and conductor, friend of Schumann, dies at 74.
in 1892 - Alexandre Levy pianist, composer and conductor, dies at 27.
in 1896 - Harry Reser pop banjo player and bandleader (The Clicquot Club Eskimos), is born. Reser also wrote instrucion books for banjo, guitar, and ukulele, and is a member of the Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame (yes there is such a thing).
in 1901 - Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky composer, violinist and conductor, is born.

in 1905 - Peggy Gilbert Margaret F. Knechtges (US jazz saxophonist, bandleader) is born
in 1907 - Henk H Badings composer, conductor and teacher, is born. Badings often used unusual scales in his compositions, and was a pioneer in electronic music.

in 1910 - Sidney Catlett (US swinging jazz drummer) is born
in 1911 - Hermann Pfrogner musicologist, is born.

in 1912 - Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov composer is born
in 1913 - Carl Baermann, composer, dies at 73
in 1916 - Joel Herron pop songwriter and bandleader, is born.

in 1916 - Tommy Reynolds (American jazz clarinetist) is born
in 1917 - Oskar Morawetz composer and teacher, is born. Morawetz received the Order of Canada, as well as numerous other awards.

in 1917 - Ulyses Simpson Kay composer is born
in 1920 - George Handy jazz pianist, arranger and composer, is born.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIAI2SJEFZA"]YouTube - V-Disc 677 George Handy, Boyd Raeburn[/ame]
in 1925 - Annie Delorie Dutch opera singer (Scenes and Arias) is born
in 1927 - Donald Erb jazz trumpeter in his early career, later composer of orchestral works and teacher, is born.
in 1927 - Eartha Mae Kitt singer and actress, is born.

in 1927 - Norman Kaye (Australian actor, musician) is born
in 1928 - Jean Barraqué composer and writer on music, is born.

in 1929 - Grady Martin (US guitarist, fiddle, piano; noted session musician) is born
in 1930 - Robert Ceely composer and teacher, is born.

in 1931 - Frederick Alfred Fox composer is born
in 1934 - Sydney Phillip Hodkinson composer is born
in 1934 - Cedar Anthony Walton, Junior (American hard bop jazz pianist) is born
in 1938 - Paul Revere Harvard Nebraska, pianist (Paul Revere and Raiders) is born
in 1941 - Dame Gillian Weir (New Zealand organist) is born
in 1942 - Chris Montez rock and roll singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.
in 1942 - Frederick Jerome Work composer and collector of folk songs, dies at 61.

in 1942 - Ulf Hoelscher (German violinist) is born
in 1943 - Chris Montez Ezekiel Christopher Montanez (Mexican American singer) is born
in 1944 - Françoise Hardy (French singer, actress) is born
in 1945 - William Hart R&B and soul singer/songwriter (The Delfonics), is born.

in 1946 - Gottfried Rudinger, composer, dies at 59
in 1948 - Jim Ladd (US freeform 'radio format' disc jockey) is born
in 1948 - Carmen Dragon (US classical harpist) is born
in 1948 - Mick Taylor (UK guitar, slide guitar; John Mayalls Bluesbreakers/Rolling Stones/freelance) is born
in 1952 - Sakamoto Ryuichi synthpop composer, keyboardist and actor (Yellow Magic Orchestra), is born.
in 1953 - Sheila Hutchinson soul, R&B and disco singer/songwriter (The Emotions), is born.

in 1953 - Jeff Berlin (US international electric bass player; freelance/sessionist/guest) is born
in 1953 - Carlos Johnson (US blues singer-songwriter, guitarist) is born
in 1954 – Cheryl Bentyne (US singer; Manhattan Transfer/solo) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74O_XOHn8dE"]YouTube - Cheryl Bentyne - Parker's Mood[/ame]
in 1955 - Steve Earle country and rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, bassist and mandolinist, is born.
in 1955 - Kazumasa Akiyama (Japanese guitarist) is born
in 1956 - Paul Young rock and pop singer/songwriter, guitarist and bassist (Streetband, Q-Tips and others), is born.

in 1957 - Cavern Club opens (home of Beatles' 1st appearance)
in 1958 - Jeremy "Jez" Strode pop drummer (Kajagoogoo), is born.
in 1959 - Susanna Hoffs rock and pop singer/songwriter, guitarist and actress (The Bangles), is born.
in 1960 - John Crawford rock singer/songwriter, bassist and guitarist (Berlin), is born.

in 1961 – Dave Collard (keyboards; Jo Boxers) is born
in 1962 Ari Up Ariane Forster (German-born British singer; The Slits/solo/guest) is born
in 1963 - Cyrus Chestnut (American international jazz and blues pianist; sessionist/freelance/solo) is born
in 1963 - Kai Hansen (German power metal guitarist, vocalist; Gamma Ray/Iron Savior/Freelance) is born
in 1964 - Andy Rourke rock bassist (The Smiths), is born.

in 1966 - Shabba Ranks reggae singer is born
in 1966 - Stephin Merritt (US singer-songwriter; The Magnetic Fields/The 6ths/The Gothic Archies) is born
in 1967 - Richard Hawley (UK singer, guitarist, songwriter; Pulp, The Longpigs) is born

in 1968 - Grazyna Bacewicz dies at age 59. Polish composer and violinist. She is only the second Polish female composer to have achieved national and international recognition, the first being Maria Szymanowska in the early 19th century. She studied with Sikorski at the Warsaw Conservatory and with Boulanger in Paris, simultaneously studying the violin: she wrote much for her own instrument, including 7 concertos and solo and accompanied sonatas. Most of her music is neoclassical, but in the early 1960s she began to incorporate elements of the new Polish style exemplified by her contemporary Lutoslawski, and in 1965 she adopted an avant-garde idiom. Her large output includes four symphonies, piano music, ballets and songs.

in 1969 - Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
in 1969 - Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK


in 1970 - Billy Stewart dies at age 33. American R&B singer; with a highly distinctive scat-singing style, popular in the early 1960s. Born in Washington DC, he was 12 years old when he began singing with his brothers Johnny 11, James 9 and Frank 4 as the 4 Stewart Brothers, and later went on to get their own radio show every Sunday for five years at WUST radio station in Washington, D.C. After that, as a teenager, he joined his mother's group, the Stewart Gospel Singers. He occasionally sang with The Rainbows, a D.C. area vocal group led by the future soul star, Don Covay. It was also through The Rainbows that Stewart met another aspiring singer, Marvin Gaye. Bo Diddley has been credited with discovering Billy playing piano in Washington, D.C. This led to a recording contract and he went on to have hits such as "Reap What You Sow", "Strange Feeling", "Do I Love You", "Summertime" and "Sitting in the Park". Billy was inducted into the Washington Area Music Association Hall of Fame in 1982 (Billy and three of his band were killed when their car crashed off a bridge into the Neuse River in New Bern, North Carolina)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNytgYpe7m4&feature=related"]YouTube - Sitting In The Park[/ame]
in 1971 - Kid Rock Robert James Ritchie (US singer, multi-musician) is born
in 1971 - Jon Wysocki (US drummer; Staind) is born
in 1972 - Ken Hirai (Japanese R&B and pop singer) is born
in 1974 - Vesko Kountchev (Bulgarian composer, violist, drums) is born
in 1975 - Tom Jenkinson (UK bass guitar, synthesizer; Squarepusher) is born
in 1976 - "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1
in 1978 - Ricky Wilson (lead singer; Kaiser Chiefs) is born
in 1980 - Gareth McLearnon (Northern Irish flautist) is born
in 1981 - Ray J singer is born
in 1982 - Fany Hwang (Korean singer, actor) is born
in 1982 - Alex Varkatzas (American metalcore vocalist; Atreyu) is born
in 1984 - Calvin Harris (Scottish music producer, vocalist) is born
in 1985 - Kang-In (South Korean singer, dancer, actor, MC, DJ) is born
in 1985 - Simone Simons (Dutch mezzo-soprano singer; symphonic metal band Epica) is born
in 1986 - Chloe Rose Lattanzi (Australian actress and singer) is born
in 1992 - Charlie Ventura jazz saxophonist and bandleader, dies at 75.

in 1993 - Barbara Buczek dies at age 53. Polish composer born in Kraków (?) b. January 9th 1940.
in 1994 - Noel Chiboust jazz trumpeter and bandleader, dies at 84.
in 1994 - Grady "Fats" Jackson blues saxophonist and songwriter, dies at 66.


in 1994 - Georges Cziffra dies at age 72. Hungarian virtuoso pianist; he became noted at 5 years, improvising on popular tunes in bars and circuses. An attempted escape from Soviet-dominated Hungary led to imprisonment and communist forced labour in the period 1950–1953. In 1956, on the eve of the Hungarian insurrection, Georges escaped with his wife and son to Vienna where his recital at the Brahmsaal caused a sensation. News of this event reached the magazine The New Yorker. His Paris debut the following year caused a furore, his London debut at the Royal Festival Hall in Liszt's first concerto and Hungarian Fantasy similarly, an enraptured orchestra and audience applauding and cheering for over twenty minutes. His meteoric career continued with concerts throughout Europe and debuts at the Ravinia Festival and Carnegie Hall New York with Thomas Schippers. He always performed with a large leather wristband to support the ligaments of his wrist which were stretched while being tortured in prison and also as a memento of his years in labor (cancer)

in 1996 - Robert Covington blues drummer, singer and bandleader, dies at 54.


in 1998 - David "Junior" Kimbrough dies at age 67. American Mississippi bluesman, although he began playing guitar in his youth, and counted Lightnin' Hopkins as an early influence, he only came to national attention in 1992 with his debut album ''All Night Long''. followed by "Sad Days, Lonely Nights" in 1993. He recorded seven more albums before his death. Music journalist Tony Russell stated "his raw, repetitive style suggests an archaic forebear of John Lee Hooker, a character his music shares with that of fellow North Mississippian R. L. Burnside" (died of a stroke)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tubf6j9TBJI"]YouTube - Junior Kimbrough : Jr Blues[/ame]
in 2000 - Philip Jones dies at age 71. British trumpeter and leader of an internationally famous brass chamber music ensemble, born in Bath; in 1944 he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music. He formed the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble in 1951, they grew from four members to ten and larger for special projects. The most usual formations were the quintet, two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba; and the ten-piece, four trumpeters one sometimes doubling piccolo trumpet and one sometimes doubling flugel horn, horn, four trombones and tuba. He became principal trumpet for most major London orchestras: The Royal Philharmonic 1956-60, the Philharmonia 1960-64, the Philharmonic 1964-65, the New Philharmonia 1965-67 and the BBC Symphony 1967-71. He also held posts at the Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity College of Music, where he was Principal until his retirement in 1994. He was chairman of the Musicians Benevolent Fund in 1995. He was awarded the OBE in 1977 and the CBE in 1986

in 2003 - Balint Vazsonyi dies at age 66. Hungarian pianist, global recitalist, soloist with leading orchestras, and political journalist. From 1945-56 he attended the Franz Liszt Academy of Music from which he earned an Artist Diploma. He made his debut in Budapest at age 12 with the F Minor Concerto of J.S.Bach. He went on to make performance history in playing chronological cycles of all 32 piano sonatas by Beethoven over two days in New York, Boston, and London. After being based in London for 14 years, in 1978-84 Balint was invited to be Professor of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington School of Music where, as well as having a private piano studio, he conducted all Doctoral Seminars in Piano Literature. During the last 6 years of his life, he became a commentator in Washington, D.C. on the state of American politics.

in 2008 - Carlos Jean Chrysostome Dolto dies at age 64. French singer; one of France's popular chart selling singers in the 70's and 80's with hits like "Tout nu, tout bronzé", "Rosalie", "Papayou", "T'as l'bonjour d'Albert" and "Le tirelipimpon". He was renamed Carlos in 1958, in homage to the percussionist Carlos "Patato" Valdes. In 1980, he became a spokesman for the Oasis brand fruit drink, with his song "Rosalie" being used in their television advertisements. In 1988, he was named the mascot of the amusement park Mirapolis, open in the Val-d'Oise, which quickly went bankrupt. He ran for office in the local elections in Courdimanche in 1989, but was not elected. He regularly participated in the radio program Grosses Têtes of Philippe Bouvard and had his own cartoon, Around the World in 80 Dreams, in 1992. He was also the narrator of the French version of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. From 2000 to 2007, he directed documentary films for the series Le Gros homme et la Mer (The Fat Man and the Sea), for the stations Odyssée and Voyage (cancer)


in 2009 - Suzanne DeLee Flanders Larson Susanna Foster dies at age 84. American film actress and singer; she was taken to Hollywood at the age of twelve by MGM, who sent her to school and groomed her for an acting and singing career. Two of her classmates at this school were Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. She had appeared in 12 films, but is best known for her role as Christine in the 1943 film, The Phantom of the Opera (died unexpectedly at The Lillian Booth Actor's Home in Englewood, New Jersey where she had been residing since 2003)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiXyXj4zu2c"]YouTube - Susanna Foster--- In Loving Memory[/ame]
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18 JANUARY

in 1543 - Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, is baptised. Ferrabosco was a court musician to Elizabeth I, and is credited with introducing the madrigal in England. There are unsubstantiated rumors that he spied for her as well
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYVKyc9mmYo"]YouTube - Alfonso Ferrabosco II (1575-1628): Pavan I (fragment) - The Royal Wind Music[/ame]
in 1580 - Antonio Scandello, composer and Kapellmeister of the court of the Electors of Saxony in Dresden, dies one day after his 63rd birthday.
in 1659 - Benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64
in 1732 - Jean-Guillain Cardon, violinist and composer, is born.
in 1751 - Ferdinand Kauer, pianist, composer and conductor, is born.

in 1760 - Claudio Casciolini, composer, dies at 62
in 1793 - William Henry Havergal, hymn writer and composer, is born.
in 1817 - Jacques Gregoir, pianist an composer, is born.

in 1835 - Cesar A Cui, Vilna Lithuania, fort architect/composer is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w90lBoYrds&feature=related"]YouTube - César Cui: Trois esquisses mélodiques, Op. 92[/ame]
in 1840 - Ernst Rudorff, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1840 - Ernst Rudorff, composer is born
in 1841 - Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier, France, composer (Le Roi Malgr‚ Lui) is born
in 1856 - John Hyatt Brewer, organist, conductor, teacher and composer, co-founder of the American Guild of Organsts, is born.

in 1856 - Daniel Nathan Hale Williams, surgeon (1st open heart operation) is born
in 1861 - Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer is born
in 1875 - Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer and songwriter, is born. Webster wrote the music to "Lorena," which was one of the most popular songs on both sides of the American Civil War, as well as the music to "In the Sweet By and By."

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xPtkkNaj2k&feature=&p=CCACC1FC787B9ABD&in dex=0&playnext=1"]YouTube - 994. I'll Twine 'Mid the Ringlets (Maud Irving and Joseph Philbrick Webster)[/ame]
in 1861 - Raymond Huntington Woodman, organist, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1893 - John Lawrence Seymour, composer, playwright, and teacher, is born.
in 1902 - Filippo Marchetti, composer, dies at 70. Marchetti composed several operas, as well as instrumental works and songs. He was president of the Royal Academy of Saint Cecilia in Rome, where he directed the Music School until 1901.
in 1903 - Berthold Goldschmidt, composer and conductor, is born.

in 1904 - Anthony Galla-Rini (US concert accordionist) is born
in 1907 - Janos Ferencsik, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Budapest Opera) is born
in 1911 - Gabor Darvas, composer and musicologist, is born.
in 1913 - Giannis Papaioannou (Greek composer, musician) is born
in 1913 - Danny Kaye, actor, singer and comedian, is born.

in 1915 - Paul Gunther (US drummer; Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown) is born
in 1915 - Vasilis Tsitsanis (Greek singer and songwriter) is born – died on this day 1984

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOD0oK-R8hg"]YouTube - To Vapori ap tin Persia - Basilis Tsitsanis[/ame]
in 1918 - Bohuslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 58 is born
in 1919 - Juan Antonio Orrego Salas, composer and musicologist, is born.

in 1921 - Ray Sims (American jazz trombonist) is born
in 1922 - Yehezkiel Braun, composer and teacher, is born.

in 1926 - Johnny Bragg (vocals, songwriter; Johnny Bragg & the Prisonaires) is born
in 1930 - Dmitri Shostakovich's opera The Nose premieres in Leningrad.

in 1931 - Chuck Metcalf (US jazz bass player) is born
in 1932 - Irene Kral (US jazz singer; Woody Herman/Maynard Ferguson/others/solo) is born

in 1940 - Don Thompson (Canadan bassist, vibraphonist, pianist; Rob McConnell/freelance/award winner) is born
in 1941 - Bobby Goldsboro, country and pop singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.
in 1941 - David Ruffin, R&B and soul singer, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Temptations), is born.

in 1942 - Martin Fierro (US tenor saxophonist; highly sort after sessionist) is born
in 1943 - Dave Greene, jazz pianist, composer and singer, is born.
in 1943 - Dave Greenslade, rock keyboardist, singer/songwriter (Greenslade), and television soundtrack composer, is born.
in 1944 - Larry "Legs" Smith, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band), is born.

in 1944 - Al Foster (UK jazz drummer; many greats/freelance) is born
in 1945 - José Luis Perales (Spanish singer) is born

in 1950 - Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti) is born
in 1951 - Steve Grossman (American soprano saxophonist; Elvin Jones/Miles Davis/freelance) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0XB7FKsLnQ"]YouTube - Steve Grossman at Musicastrada Festival 2009[/ame]
in 1951 - Adrian Baker (UK singer, guitarist, songwriter; solo/sessionist/freelance) is born
in 1952 - Russell Ferrante (US jazz pianist; Yellowjackets) is born
in 1952 - Robert Steven Moore (US multi-musician, singer, multi-genre) is born
in 1953 - Brett Hudson, pop singer/songwriter (Hudson Brothers), is born.
in 1954 - Tom Bailey, rock/pop singer/songwriter and keyboardist (Thompson Twins), is born.
in 1956 - Mark Collie, country singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.

in 1957 - Roman Schwaller (Swiss tenor saxophonist) is born
in 1959 - Bob Rosenberg, pop singer/songwriter (Will to Power), is born.

in 1961 - Bobby Broom (US jazz guitarist; Kenny Burrel/Deep Blue Organ Trio/Sonny Rollins/solo) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSbpX17N6sY"]YouTube - Bobby Broom Trio / D's Blues[/ame]
in 1961 - Frits Landesbergen (Dutch vibraphonist; solo/freelance) is born
in 1962 - Jeremy Healy Jeremiah Healy (UK guitarist, dj, mixer; Haysi Fantayzee/ E-Zee Possee) is born

in 1962 - Raymond Moulaert, composer and teacher, dies at 86.
in 1963 - Jojo Mayer (Swiss drummer; Monty Alexander’s Group/guest/sessions/solo) is born

in 1964 - Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
in 1967 - Peter Epstein (American alto jazz saxophonist) is born
in 1969 - Jesse L. Martin Jesse Lamont Watkins (American actor, broadway singer) is born
in 1969 - Jim O'Rourke (US experimental rock guitarist, R.P; Sonic Youth/Illusion of Safety/freelance) is born
in 1970 - DJ Quik David Martin Blake (American rapper and record producer) is born
in 1971 - Jonathan Davis (US vocalist, multi-musician; KoRn/Sexart) is born

in 1972 - Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer, dies at 69
in 1973 - Crispian Mills, rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, harmonica and sarod player (Kula Shaker), is born.

in 1974 - Christian Burns (UK acoustic guitar, vocals; BBMak) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTyER7S2UGE"]YouTube - Allure featuring Christian Burns - Power Of You[/ame]
in 1976 - Damien Leith (Irish-born Australian singer; winner of Australian Idol 2006) is born
in 1977 - Paul Nordoff, composer and music therapist, dies at 67.

in 1977 - Richard Archer (British lead singer; Hard-Fi) is born
in 1978 - Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer, is born. Dzerzhinsky is remembered mainly for his opera Quiet Flows the Don, which achieved great success after Stalin saw it's potential usefulness as a propaganda piece.
in 1979 - Cyril Mockridge, film and television composer, dies at 82. "Mockridge was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1955 film Guys and Dolls and also composed the music for television's Lost in Space."

in 1979 - Jay Chou (Taiwanese multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, actor) is born
in 1981 - Wendy O. Williams of The Plasmatics was arrested on stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for doing something with a sledgehammer that looked very nasty.
in 1982 - Burnet Corwin Tuthill, clarinettist, composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 93.

in 1982 - Quinn Allman (US guitarist; The Used) is born
in 1982 - Joanna Newsom (US harpist, pianist, singer-songwriter). is born
in 1983 - Samantha Mumba (Irish singer, actress) is born

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFMO0hLaq_c"]YouTube - Samantha mumba-Always Come Back To Your Love.mp4[/ame]
in 1984 - Vasilis Tsitsanis dies at age 69. Greek singer, songwriter and bouzouki player. He became one of the leading Greek composers of his time and is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern Rebetika. He wrote more than 500 songs and is still remembered as an extraordinary bouzouki player, he also played the mandolin, violin (he died on his birthday at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London following a lung operation)

in 1986 - Robert O'Connor (Irish singer-songwriter) is born
in 1986 - Marya Roxx Maarja Kivi (Estonian singer) is born
in 1988 - Ronnie Day Ronald Guglielmone Jr (US singer-songwriter) is born
in 1990 - Melanie Appleby, pop singer (Mel and Kim), dies at 23, of pneumonia which was a complication resulting from cancer treatment.
in 1994 - Arthur Altman, violinist and pop songwriter, dies at 83.
in 1995 - Charles Baskerville, doo wop, R&B singer (The Limelites, The Drifters), dies at 54.

in 1996 - Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in NY

in 1997 - Myfanwy Piper, art critic and opera librettist, dies at 85.


in 1997 - Keith Diamond dies at age 46. Americn songwriter and producer who worked with artists such as Donna Summer, Michael Bolton, Mick Jagger, and Don Johnson. He also produced and wrote Billy Ocean's "Suddenly," "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)," "Loverboy," and "Mystery Lady," as well as producing and managing groups such as Starpoint and Fredrick Thomas. He also produced and co-wrote James Ingram's album entitled "Always" in 1986, at the request of Quincy Jones who was tied up with scoring the film Color Purple. (heart attack)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWNnDxVD6Pc"]YouTube - The Keith Diamond Band - The Dip[/ame]
in 1990 - Mel Appleby dies at age 23. British singer, born in Hackney, London; initially worked as a glamour model before joining her sister Kim to form the duo Mel & Kim which recieved success between 1986 and 1988 before Mel succumbed to terminal illness. Their hits included "Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)", "Respectable", "F.L.M", "That's the Way It Is", "More Than Words Can Say" and "I'm the One Who Really Loves You" (Mel had an operation to remove a large tumour on her liver in 1985, the cancer returned to her spine in mid 1987. Died from pneumonia following treatment for spinal cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjMtwsqZFE0"]YouTube - Kim Appleby - Don't Worry [high quality][/ame]



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in 1576 Hans Sachs dies at age 71. German meistersinger "mastersinger", poet, playwright and shoemaker; in 1513 he took up an apprenticeship to become a mastersinger at Munich. He is considered the most talented and famous of the meistersingers, he wrote over 6000 pieces of various kinds. The strict rules and the craftsmen's approach to poetry of the mastersingers produced a kind of poetry that was not really palatable for later ages. His carnival plays, comedies that were meant to be played during carnival, are considered his best works and are still played today
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDWcq92o4zg&feature=related"]YouTube - Albert Lortzing - Hans Sachs - Ouverture[/ame]
in 1613 - Jacques Huyn, composer was born
in 1625 - Erhard Buttner, composer, dies at 32
in 1676 - John Weldon, composer was born
in 1679 - Girolamo Chiti, composer was born
in 1760 - Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer was born
in 1795 - Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer, dies at 74
in 1805 - Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer, dies at 43
in 1806 - Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer was born
in 1830 - Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer, dies at 56
in 1832 - Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer is born
in 1832 - Ferdinand Laub, composer is born
in 1833 - Louis-J-Ferdinand Harold, French composer (Pr‚ aux clercs), dies at 41
in 1839 - Georg Abraham Schneider, composer, dies at 38
in 1839 - Bohumil Pazdirek, composer was born
in 1853 - Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore," premieres in Rome

in 1883 - Hermann Abendroth, conductor and teacher, is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWfFYm781EM"]YouTube - Hermann Abendroth - Beethoven Egmont Overture[/ame]
in 1884 - Albert Louis Wolff, composer was born
in 1884 - Jules Massenet's opera "Manon," premieres in Paris
in 1893 - Julius Eichberg, composer, dies at 68
in 1899 - [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer was born
in 1909 - Hans Hotter (German operatic bass-baritone) is born
in 1903 - Boris Blacher, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1903 - Erwin Nyiregyhzi, Budapest Hungary, pianist was born

in 1905 - Anne Schumacher Hummert, radio pioneer is born
in 1906 - Lanny Ross, Seattle, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show) is born
in 1913 - David Emlyn Evans, composer, conductor and music critic, dies at 69.
in 1914 - Lester Raymond Flatt, bluegrass singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born. Flatt & Scruggs had a huge impact on the development of bluegrass, and they are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and were inaugural members of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor.

in 1915 - Alvy West, Bkln NY, orch leader (Andy Williams Show) is born
in 1917 - Rudolf Maros, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1917 - John Raitt, singer and actor, father of Bonnie Raitt, is born.

in 1919 - Ray Eberle (US vocalist with Glenn Miller Orchestra/The Modernaires) is born
in 1919 - Israel Crosby (American jazz double bassist) is born

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTi2wzH6w_w"]YouTube - Israel Crosby: Profoundly Blue[/ame]
in 1926 - Bob Wooler (UK compere, deejay, promoter) is born
in 1928 - Edward Gerard Schurmann, pianist, conductor and composer, is born.

in 1931 - Horace Parlan (US hard bop & post-bop piano player) is born
in 1932 - Russ Hamilton Ronald Hulme (UK singer) is born

in 1934 - Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
in 1935 - Johnny O’Keefe, rock singer/songwriter, the "Australian King of Rock and Roll," is born.
in 1936 - Elliott Schwartz, composer, pianist, writer and teacher, is born.

in 1937 - Phillips Elder Wilson Jr. (US jazz trombonist, arranger, teacher) is born
in 1937 - Giovanna Marini (Italian singer-songwriter) is born
in 1938 - Eskil Hemberg, composer and conductor, is born.
in 1939 - Phil Everly, rock and roll singer/songwriter and guitarist, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Everly Brothers), is born.

in 1939 - Sam T. Brown (American session guitarist; Keith Jarrett/others) is born
in 1942 - Michael Crawford, England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera) was born
in 1943 - Joe Butler, rocker is born

in 1943 - Janis Joplin, Port Arthur Tx, bluesy rock singer (Down on Me) was born
in 1943 - Ray Pizzi (US jazz bassoonist and multi-reedist) is born
in 1944 - Shelley Fabares (US actress, singer) is born
in 1944 - Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer was born
in 1944 - Laurie London, boy pop singer, is born. He retired from music at the age of 19.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvonPbHvbOU"]YouTube - Laurie London - Bum-Ladda-Bum-Bum.mp4[/ame]
in 1944 - Harold Fraser-Simson, songwriter and composer of scores for musical comedies, dies at 71.
in 1945 - Rod Evans, rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band) is born
in 1945 - Trevor Williams (UK bass guitarist, vocalist, lyricist; Audience/Nashville Teens/others) is born
in 1945 - Charles Amirkhanian, composer was born
in 1946 - Dolly Rebecca Parton, country and pop singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress, "Queen of Country," is born. Parton is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has received the US National Medal of Arts, as well as many other awards and honors.

in 1947 - Rod Evans (UK singer; Deep Purple/ Captain Beyond/ The Maze/ The Horizons) is born
in 1948 - Harvey Hinsley (UK guitarist, singer; Hot Chocolate) is born
in 1949 - Robert Palmer, rock, blues and pop singer/songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, bassist and drummer, is born.

in 1951 - Martha Davis (UK vocalist; The Motels) is born
in 1951 - Dewey Bunnell, folk rock singer/songwriter and guitarist (America). is born.
in 1951 - Constantin Nottara, violinist, composer, conductor and music critic, dies at 60.

in 1954 - Francis Buchholz (German bassist; Scorpions) is born
in 1954 - Katey Sagal (American actress, singer, writer) is born

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAUlmmV-oTQ"]YouTube - Katey Sagal[/ame]
in 1955 - Simon Rattle, conductor, is born.
in 1956 - Carman Dominic Licciardello (US Contemporary Christian multi-musician, writer) is born
in 1957 - Michael "Mickey" Virtue, British reggae keyboardist (UB40), is born.

in 1960 - Joe Magnarelli (American trumpeter) is born
in 1962 - Darren 'Wiz' Brown (UK lead-singer, guitarist; Serpico/Mega City Four/Ipanema) is born
in 1964 - Ricardo Arjona (Guatemalan composer, singer, basketball player) is born
in 1963 - Caron Wheeler, R&B and soul singer/songwriter, is born.

in 1966 - Lena Philipsson (Swedish singer; Eurovision Song Contest 2004) is born
in 1968 - William Whitfield Crane IV, rock singer (Ugly Kid Joe), is born.

in 1969 - Trey Lorenz (US singer, songwriter) is born
in 1971- John Wozniak (US lead singer, guitarist, song writer; Marcy Playground) is born


in 1971 - Harry Shields dies at age 71. American jazz clarinetist, born in uptown New Orleans, Louisiana, the younger brother of noted clarinetist Larry Shields. Harry spent almost his whole career in New Orleans. He played with the bands of Norman Brownlee, Sharkey Bonano, Tom Brown, Johnny Wiggs, and others. Many fellow musicians regarded Harry as superior to his more famous brother, Larry. Johnny Wiggs commented that he was the only clarinetist he'd heard who could always play the right note without fail

in 1972 - Michael Rabin dies at age 35. American violinist of Romanian-Jewish descent. He began to learn the violin at 7 and studied with Galamian in New York and at the Meadowmount School of Music, then the Juilliard School. He went on to appear with a number of orchestras before his Carnegie Hall debut on 29 November 1951 in the Paganini D major Concerto, with Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting the New York Philharmonic at the age of 15. He first appeared in London on 13 December 1954, aged only 18, playing the Tchaikovsky Concerto in D at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Michael played in a bel canto style and toured widely, playing in all the major cities of the U.S., Europe, South America and Australia. He performed for many years on the "Kubelik" Guarnerius del Gesu of 1735 (he died from a head injury from a fall at his New York apartment)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihzaYhGhJ2E"]YouTube - Michael Rabin[/ame]
in 1972 - Angham Mohamed Ali Suleiman (Egyptian singer, record producer, actress) is born
in 1973 - Antero Manninen (Finnish cellist) is born
in 1975 - Noah Georgeson (US multi-musician, singer, producer) is born
in 1977 – Nicole Denisse Lillian Laval Soza (Chilean singer) is born
in 1977 – Cocco Satoko Makishi (Japanese singer) is born
in 1978 - Ricky Wilson (UK lead singer; Kaiser Chiefs) is born
in 1978 - VL Mike Michael Allen (American rapper) is born
in 1979 – Wiley Richard Kylea Cowie (UK rapper) is born
in 1980 - Richard Franko Goldman, composer, conductor, teacher author and music critic, dies at 69

in 1980 - Kotoko (Japanese singer) is born
in 1982 - Angela Chang (Taiwanese singer, actress) is born


in 1982 - Elis Regina dies at age 36. Brazilian singer born in Porto Alegre and went on to become one of the most ferociously talented singers to emerge from Brazil. She began her career as a singer at age 11 on a children's radio show, O Clube Do Guri on Rádio Farroupilha. In 1959, she was contracted by Rádio Gaúcha and in the next year she travelled to Rio de Janeiro where she recorded her first LP, Viva a Brotolândia. Her recordings sold well and she was soon a teenage star. Elis's career showed no signs of slowing as the 1970s came to a close; some of her best records were recorded during this time, and one album simply called Elis & Tom, recorded in Los Angeles with Antonio Carlos Jobim, has been called by many journalists and musicians one of the greatest Brazilian pop records ever made. (Sadly she was found dead of alcohol and cocaine intoxication. A few days after her death, a memorial concert was held in São Paulo featuring many of Brazil's most famous singers. Over 100,000 grieving Brazilians came to pay their final respects to this highly gifted singer)

in 1983 - Utada Hikaru (American-Japanese pop singer, songwriter).

in 1985 - "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
in 1985 - Rika Ishikawa (Japanese pop vocalist; Morning Musume).

in 1990 - Alberto Semprini dies at age 81. English pianist; born in Bath, Somerset, he was famous for appearances on the BBC, mainly on radio. He showed early talent for both the piano and cello and graduated in 1928 from the Verdi Conservatory in Milan, having studied composition and conducting as well as honing his skills at the piano. His initial fame came from headlining a light music programme, Semprini Serenade, which he introduced with the words: "Old ones, new ones, loved ones, neglected ones". It first aired on BBC Radio in 1957 and continued for around 25 years. His 'house band' was the New Abbey Light Symphony Orchestra. Alberto also wrote a number of original compositions on the lighter side of the musical repertoire, including Mediterranean Concerto, which he used as the theme tune for his radio show.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYFJ7-Disww"]YouTube - Alberto Semprini - Hit Medley Of Beguines[/ame]
in 1995 - Gene MacLellan dies at age 56. Canadian composer and singer born in Val-d'Or, Quebec, he grew up in Toronto, Ontario. Among his notable compositions were "Snowbird", made famous by Anne Murray, "Put Your Hand in the Hand," made famous by the band Ocean, "The Call", "Pages of Time" and "Thorn in My Shoe". Elvis Presley, Joan Baez and Bing Crosby were among the many artists who recorded his songs and in he won a Juno Award in 1971 as best songwriter. Gene was a frequent guest on Don Messer's Jubilee and later a regular cast member of Singalong Jubilee with Anne Murray and Bill Langstroth. In 1996 Gene was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. (reportedly suicide)

in 1998 - Carl Perkins dies at age 65. American singer, guitarist, songwriter, a pioneer of rockabilly music, his influence as the quintessential rockabilly artist has played a big part in the development of every generation of rockers to come down the path since, from Jimi Hendrix to the Beatles' George Harrison to the Stray Cats' Brian Setzer. Born in Tiptonville, Tennessee, he was crowned "the King of Rockabilly", his best known song is his self penned "Blue Suede Shoes" which was the first record by a Sun label artist to sell a million copies. Other songs include "Turn Around", "Gone Gone Gone" "Dixie Fried", "Put Your Cat Clothes On", "Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo", "You Can't Make Love to Somebody", "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby", "That Don't Move Me", "Boppin' the Blues" "Jive After Five", "Rockin' Record Hop", "Levi Jacket (And a Long Tail Shirt)", "Pop, Let Me Have the Car", "Hambone", "Pink Pedal Pushers", "Anyway the Wind Blows", "Pointed Toe Shoes", and "Sister Twister" among many others. Carl was inducted into the Rock and Roll, the Rockabilly, and the Nashville Songwriters Halls of Fame; and was a Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipient (died after suffering two strokes)

in 2006 - Wilson Pickett dies at age 63. American R&B, rock and roll and soul singer and songwriter.A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs which made the US R&B charts, and frequently crossed over to the US Billboard Hot 100. Among his best known hits are "In the Midnight Hour", "Land of 1,000 Dances", "Mustang Sally", and "Funky Broadway". The impact of Pickett's songwriting and recording led to his 1991 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (heart attack)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9yIoVuUM-M"]YouTube - Wilson Pickett- Everybody needs someone to Love[/ame]
in 2007 - Denny Doherty, folk and pop singer/songwriter (The Mamas & the Papas), dies at 66.


in 2007 - Murat Nasyrov dies at age 37. Russian pop singer and composer born in Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union, (tragically jumped off a balcony, for reasons unknown. There were reports that it was the result of ingesting the hallucinagenic drug LSD, possibly dissolved in some alcohol he drank a few hours before his death, although the postmortem examination of a body did not reveal any traces of alcohol or drugs)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkoyYAD47u8"]YouTube - Murat Nasyrov - Ty eto Ja[/ame]
in 2007 - Denny Doherty dies at age 66. Canadian singer-songwriter and guitaristDenny was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1960, aged 19, Denny co-founded a folk group called The Colonials in Montreal, Quebec. When they got a record deal with Columbia Records, they changed their name to The Halifax Three, and had a minor hit, "The Man Who Wouldn't Sing Along With Mitch" In 1963, Doherty struck up a friendship with Cass Elliot when she was with a band called "The Big Three". Shortly after a tour together (died of kidney failure following surgery on a abdominal aneurysm)

in 2008 - John Stewart dies at age 68. American songwriter singer and musician, he demonstrated an early talent for music, learning the guitar and banjo, and composing his first song "Shrunken Head Boogie" when he was just ten years old. He formed a school garage band known as "Johnny Stewart and the Furies." Influenced by the icons of the day, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, the Furies toured southern California colleges and coffee houses, releasing one single, "Rockin' Anna," which was a minor, regional hit. John is better known for his contributions to the American folk music movement of the 1960s while a member of The Kingston Trio from 1961to 1967. As a songwriter he wrote the song "Daydream Believer," which was a huge number one hit for the Monkees, followed by the hit "Gold" for Fleetwood Mac. Among the dozens of songs he has written and recorded many have been covered by artists from Pat Boone to The Four Tops to Joan Baez. (massive stroke or brain aneurysm)



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in 1586 - Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel) is born
in 1681 - Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, theorbist, mandolinist and composer, is born.

in 1691 - Christian de Placker, composer, dies at 77
in 1703 - Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer is born
in 1743 - Pascal Boyer, composer and musicologist, is born.

in 1761 - Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer is born
in 1762 - Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer and music theorist, is born. In his Cours complet d'harmonie et de composition, d'après une théorie neuve et générale de la musique, he introduces a new theory about the significance of the upbeat over the downbeat, later picked up by Hugo Riemann. The emphasis on the upbeat is an element of jazz music, though there are classical composers who've used it.
in 1789 - Johann Christoph Oley, organist and composer, dies at 50.
in 1798 - Johann Christian Innocenz Bonaventura Cannabich, violinist, composer and friend of Mozart, dies at 66.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D2jJLn7Jjc"]YouTube - Christian Cannabich - Symphony No.63 in D-major - Grave - Allegro (1/3)[/ame]
in 1809 - Sebastián Iradier Salaverri Sebastián Yradier, composer, is born. Yradier is today remembered for his habaneras, including "La Paloma," and "El Arreglito," which was used by Georges Bizet in his opera Carmen.
in 1830 - Michal Bogdanowicz, composer, dies at 50
in 1838 - Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, cellist, composer and conductor, dies at 64.
in 1844 - Johan Peter Selmer, Norwegian composer, is born.

in 1855 - French composer Amedée-Ernest Chausson was born in Paris
in 1857 - Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer and music director, dies at 32 of tuberculosis.
in 1859 - Bettina Brentano von Arnim, writer, publisher, composer, singer, visual artist, and illustrator, friend of Goethe and Beethoven, dies at 73.

in 1867 - Yvette Guilbert (French music-hall singer, actress) is born
in 1870 - Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer is born
in 1876 - Josef Hofmann (Polish-American virtuoso pianist, composer) is born
in 1888 - Leadbelly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line) is born
in 1890 - Franz Paul Lachner, composer and conductor, dies at 86.

in 1894 - Birth of American composer Walter Hamor Piston was born in Rockland, Maine
in 1891 - Mischa Elman, virtuoso Ukranian violinist, is born.
in 1896 - Elmer (Rafael) Diktonius, composer, musicologist and poet, is born.

in 1899 - Alexander Tcherepnin, composer is born
in 1900 - Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer is born

in 1905 - Stanislaw Pilinski, composer, dies at 65
in 1908 - Wilfred Conwell Bain, composer and prominent college level music teacher and music school admisitrator, is born.

in 1910 - Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher) is born
in 1910 - Ennio Porrino, composer and teacher, called by Felix Karlinger, "the greatest musician in Italy after Puccini," is born.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-rs3Y4r9kI"]YouTube - Ennio Porrino: I Shardana - dramma musicale in 3 atti / Oper in 3 Akten[/ame]
in 1914 - Emil Liebling, pianist, composer, teacher and musicologist, dies at 62.
in 1914 - Henry Southwick Perkins, composer, publisher of song collections and teacher, dies at 80. Perkins founded a music school in Chicago.

in 1914 - Roy Plomley (Desert Island Discs radio presenter) is born
in 1918 - Juan García Esquivel (Mexican bandleader, pianist, composer) is born
in 1919 - Royalton Kisch, conductor, is born.
in 1919 - Stepan Lucky, Czech composer, is born.

in 1921 - Connie Haines Yvonne Marie Antoinette JaMais (American singer) is born
in 1922 - Ray Anthony, trumpeter, songwriter, actor and bandleader, is born.

in 1923 - Nora Brockstedt (Norwegian singer; Eurovision Song Contest 1960/61) is born
in 1924 - Yvonne Loriod, pianist and teacher, is born.
in 1924 - Ottis Dewey "Slim" Whitman Jr., country singer/songwriter and guitarist, member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, is born.

in 1924 - Johnny Hawksworth (UK composer, double bassist; Ted Heath Band) is born
in 1926 - David Eugene Tudor, pianist, composer and teacher, is born.

in 1927 - Bill LeSage (UK pianist, vibraphonist; Johnny Dankworth Seven/others) is born
in 1928 - Lee Pockriss, songwriter, is born.

in 1928 - Portugese-American conductor and musicologist Antonio de Almeida is born in Neuilly, Paris
in 1929 - Jimmy Cobb (American jazz drummer; freelance/sessions/guest) is born
in 1931 - Hachidai Nakamura (Japanese songwriter, pianist) is born
in 1932 - King Coleman Carlton Coleman (US R&B singer. radio DJ; James Brown/solo) is born

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVMIC2FaiXc"]YouTube - King Coleman The Boo Boo Song[/ame]
in 1933 - Ron Townson, pop, R&B, soul singer (5th Dimension), is born.
in 1935 - Dorothy Provine (US singer, dancer, actress, comedienne) is born
in 1939 - Charles Ives' 1st sonata, Concord, premieres.
in 1940 - Jorge Peixinho, pianist, composer and conductor, is born.
in 1941 - Béla Bartók's 6th string quartet premieres in NYC.

in 1941 - Pierre Lalonde (Canadian singer, television host) is born
in 1942 - Billy Powell, R&B and soul singer (The O'Jays), is born.

in 1942 - Slim Whitman, yoddler/country singer (Home on the Range) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyCp32NBXmU&feature=related"]YouTube - I Remember You----Slim Whitman[/ame]
in 1943 - Rick Evans, rock singer/songwriter and guitarist (Zager and Evans), is born.
in 1943 - Valery Ponomarev (Russian born jazz trumpeter) is born
in 1943 - Giacomo Benvenuti, composer and musicologist, dies at 57.

in 1944 - Chuck Domanico (US bass player; West Coast sessionist) is born
in 1944 - Farhad Mehrad (Persian rock singer-songwriter, multi-musician; Black Cats/solo) is born
in 1945 - Eric Stewart, rock singer/songwriter, guitarist and record producer (The Mindbenders, 10cc), is born.

in 1945 - Eric Stewart (UK guitar, keyboards, vocals, Mindenders/ Hotlegs /10cc) is born
in 1946 - Jimmy Chambers, R&B/pop singer (Londonbeat), is born.
in 1947 - George Grantham, country rock drummer and singer (Poco), is born.

in 1947 - Ronald Townson, rock singer (5th Dimension-We Can Fly) is born
in 1947 - Malcolm McLaren, founded rock group (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen) is born
in 1947 - George Grantham, rocker (Poco-Crazy Eyes) is born
in 1948 - Mel Pritchard, rock drummer (Barclay James Harvest), is born.

in 1950 - Henk Batenburgh, cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9Q_m0g32Tw&feature=related"]YouTube - Willie Batenburg Daar bij de Waterkant[/ame]
in 1951 - Ian Hill, rock bassist (Judas Priest), is born.
in 1951 - Ivan Fischer (Hungarian conductor) is born
in 1952 - Stanley Eisen "Paul Stanley" rock singer/songwriter and guitarist (KISS), is born.
in 1952 - Arthur Farwell, composer, conductor, teacher, lithographer, esoteric savant, and music publisher, dies at 74.

in 1952 - Paul Stanley, [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth) is born
in 1954 - Michael Anthony, rock bassist, singer and keyboardist (Van Halen, Chickenfoot), is born.

in 1954 - Ken Page (US cabaret singer, actor) is born
in 1954 - Dmitri Shostakovich's Concertino opus 94 premieres.

in 1956 - Riccardo Del Fra (Italian session bassist) is born
in 1957 - Andy Sheppard (Award winning UK flautist and tenor saxophonist) is born
in 1959 - Dmitri Shostakovich's Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki premieres in Moscow.

in 1960 - Scott Thunes (US guitarist; Frank Zappa/Steve Vai/ The Waterboys) is born
in 1961 - Francis Poulenc's Gloria premieres in Boston.
in 1964 - Jan Rychlik, composer and music theorist, dies at 47. Rychlik was an accomplished jazz drummer.

in 1964 - "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
in 1965 - Nathan Moore (vocals, Brother Beyond/ Pop Idol manager) is born
in 1965 - John Michael Montgomery (US country singer, rhythm) is born
in 1965 - Greg Kriesel (UK bass; The Offspring) is born
in 1965 - Heather Small (UK singer, M People) is born


in 1965 - Alan Freed Moondog dies at age 43. American disc-jockey commonly referred to as the "father of rock and roll”, he became internationally known for promoting African-American Rhythm and Blues music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of Rock and Roll. In 1949, he moved to Cleveland and, in April 1950, he joined WXEL-TV/Channel 9 as the afternoon movie show host. The next year, he got a job playing classical music on Cleveland radio station WJW. On July 11th1951, Alan started playing rhythm and blues records on WJW and called his show "The Moondog House" and billed himself as "The King of the Moondoggers". He had been inspired by an offbeat instrumental called "Moondog Symphony" that had been recorded by New York street musician Louis T. Hardin, aka "Moondog". In 1954, following his success on the air in Cleveland, Alan moved to New York City where he turned WINS into a rock and roll radio station, which it would remain until April 19th 1965 when it became a news outlet. He began recording a weekly half-hour segment of the Radio Luxembourg show called Jamboree that was aired on Saturday nights at 9:30 PM. Jamboree with Alan Freed was heard throughout the British Isles and much of Europe via the powerful AM nighttime signal of Radio Luxembourg, 208, and outside of Europe by a simultaneous relay via transmission on shortwave. It was at the height of Alan's career at the beginning of his new television series that various individuals decided to use him as a scapegoat for all that was wrong with the recorded music industry. His show, The Big Beat (which predated American Bandstand), on ABC, was suddenly canceled after an episode in which Frankie Lymon of Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers was seen dancing with a white girl. His career ended when accusations were made, and proven, that he had accepted payola, or accepted bribes from record companies to play specific records. He moved to the West Coast in 1960, where he worked at KDAY-AM in Santa Monica, California. In 1962, after KDAY refused to allow him to promote "rock and roll" stage shows, Freed moved to WQAM in Miami, Florida, but that association lasted 2 months (died of uremia and cirrhosis of the liver brought on by alcoholism)


in 1966 - Tracy Ulrich "Tracii Guns," rock singer/songwriter and guitarist (L A Guns, Guns N' Roses), is born.

in 1966 - Chris Morris, NBA forward (Utah Jazz) is born
in 1967 - Joe Pasquale, rocker (Prey) is born

in 1969 - Nicky Wire Nicholas Allen Jones (Welsh bassist; Manic Street Preachers) is born
in 1969 - Tina O'Neill (UK drummer; We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It = Fuzzbox) is born

in 1970 - Edwin McCain (US pop/rock singer, guitarist, composer) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMiVeK5zGz8"]YouTube - I'll Be - Edwin McCain Lyrics[/ame]
in 1970 - Mark Trojanowski (US drummer; Sister Hazel) is born
in 1970 - Mitch Benn (UK comedian, songwriter, actor) is born
in 1971 - Paul Albert Masvidal (US guitarist, singer; Cynic) is born
in 1971 – Questlove Ahmir Thompson (US drummer, DJ, music journalist; The Roots) is born
in 1971 - Derrick Green (US singer; heavy metal band Sepultura) is born
in 1971 - Gary Barlow (UK singer, pianoist, songwriter, Take That/solo) is born

in 1971 - John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan
in 1975 - Franz André, violinist, conductor and composer, dies at 81.

in 1977 - Melody Nathalie T'Sobbel (Belgian singer) is born
in 1978 – Sid Wilson (US turntablist; Slipknot) is born
in 1979 – Will Young (UK singer) is born
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in 1979 - Gustav Winckler dies at age 53). Danish singer; he grew up in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, and in 1948 he won a talent competition at National Scala Theatre in Copenhagen, by 1950 he made regular appearances on Danmarks Radio and his first professional recording. Through the 1950s he recorded and toured in Denmark, Germany, under the name Gunnar Winkler and England under the name of Sam Payne. In 1957 he qualified in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix to represent Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest, where he sung "Skibet skal sejle i nat"/"The ship is leaving tonight" with Birthe Wilke. They finished in third place and stunned television audiences with a 32-second long kiss at the end of their performance. He participated in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix twice afterwards, in 1964 with "Ugler i mosen", and then in 1966 with "Salami" (Car accident)

in 1983 - Mari Yaguchi (Japanese singer; Morning Musume) is born
in 1985 - Jo Juda, violinist, conductor and teacher, dies at 75.
in 1988 - The Beatles are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

in 1990 - Miloslav Istvan, composer, dies at 61

in 1990 – Hayedeh Masoumeh Dadehbala dies at age 47. Legendary Persian Pop and classical singer and diva with a contralto vocal range. In a career spanning more than two decades, she had countless hits and captured the hearts of millions around the world. Her songs included "Rouza-ye Roshan Khodahafez", "Shabeh Eshgh", "Gol Vajeh", "Ravi", "Bahaneh", "Eshareh", "Ghesseyeh Man", "Zendegi", "Nargeseh Shirazi" and many more. Two decades after her death, she is considered one of the most influential and iconic Persian vocalists of all time and still recognized as one of the most popular, famous and distinguished Iranian singers of the 20th century (heart attack)

in 1991 - Stan Szelest dies at age 48). American piano/keyboard player from Buffalo, he formed the band Stan and the Ravens in 1958, which he played with for over 30 years, taking time out for many other musical projects. At aged seventeen years in early 1960, Ronnie Hawkins hired him to to play in the Hawks. At this point the Hawks were Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Fred Carter Jr, with Stan and Will Jones doubling on piano and keyboards. When Rick Danko became bassist in 1961, he became Danko's musical teacher. In the summer of 1984, Stan and Levon Helm played together again as members of the short-lived septet The Woodstock All-Stars. By the end of 1990 he became a member of the reunited Band. They were getting ready to record for CBS, writing songs, recording, and rehearsing with Garth Hudson in Woodstock, which would be Stans ladt recording. Some of his electric piano work can be heard on the Band album Jericho, where he also co-wrote the Richard Manuel tribute "Too Soon Gone". Stan also recorded with Roy Buchanan, Lonnie Mack, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jesse Ed Davis, Delbert McClinton and Northern Lights. (died of a heart attack in the recording studio)

in 1996 - Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan dies at age 68. American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger born in Queens Village, Queens, New York. Gerry is primarily known as one of the leading baritone saxophonists in jazz history, playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz, but he was also a notable arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. His pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the more important cool jazz groups. He was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments. (died following complications from knee surgery, he had also been suffering from liver cancer) b. April 6th 1927.
1999: William "Bill" Albaugh (53) American drummer with the Lemon Pipers a psychedelic pop, bubblegum band from Cincinnati, Ohio known chiefly for their song "Green Tambourine", which reached No.1 on the Billboard chart in 1968

in 1996 - Buster Benton, blues singer/songwriter and guitarist, dies at 63.

in 1996 - Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, dies at 83
in 1996 - Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
in 1996 - Gerald Joseph Mulligan, jazz saxophonist, clarinettist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, dies at 68.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQSBPfeCqWI"]YouTube - Gerry Mulligan "The Shadow Of Your Smile" (1965)[/ame]
in 1996 - Peter Stadlen, pianist, conductor, musicologist, and noted critic of serialism, dies at 85.
in 1999 - Bill Albaugh, pop drummer (The Lemon Pipers), dies at 52.
in 2000 - Ray Jones, rock bassist (The Dakotas), dies at 60.


in 2000 - Ray Jones dies at age 60. English bass player born in Liverpool; in 1963 Brian Epstein signed The Dakotas to be a backing band for Billy J. Kramer. Billy had been friends with John Lennon for some time and John gave the group a demo of a new song, "Do You Want to Know a Secret", which they perfected whilst working in Hamburg at the Star Club. On returning to Britain, the song was recorded at Abbey Road studios, with producer George Martin. It stormed up the charts and reached No.2 in the spring of 1963. This was followed by a No.1 hit "Bad to Me" c/w "I Call Your Name", and was awarded a gold disc, followed by another hit with "I'll Keep You Satisfied". In addition to backing Billy J on his hits, the group itself is perhaps best known for their instrumental single called "The Cruel Sea", which reached No.18 in the UK charts in July 1963. After a row with Brian Epstein, Ray left the Dakotas in July 1964. (?) b. October 22nd 1939.
2001: Nico Assumpção (46) Brazilian bass player born in São Paulo, he studied in both Brazil and America. In the USA, he played with several important musicians of the jazz scene, including Wayne Shorter, Sadao Watanabe, Larry Coryell, Fred Hersh, Larry Willis, Joe Diorio, John Hicks, Steve Slagle, Victor Lewis, Don Salvador and Charlie Rouse. Nico mastered various bass playing techniques, and became one of the pioneers of fretless and 6-string bass in Brazil when he returned 1981, the same year in which he released the first bassist solo album in the country, titled "Nico Assumpção". In 1982 he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where he lived for the rest of his life, and turned into one of the most popular bassists of the country among musicians and artists for recording and shows, having played and/or recorded with Milton Nascimento, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, João Bosco, Maria Bethânia, Edu Lobo, César Camargo Mariano, Toninho Horta, Luiz Avellar, Wauke Wakabaiashi, Marco Pereira, Ricardo Silveira, Gal Costa, Hélio Delmiro, Maria Bethânia, Márcio Montarroyos, Raphael Rabello, Edu Lobo, Léo Gandelman and Victor Biglione, among others

in 2009 - David Newman dies at age 75. American jazz saxophonist, he left college to go on the road with Buster Smith, playing many one-nighters at dance halls. At one of these gigs, he met Ray Charles, there was an immediate bond between them. In 1954, he joined Ray's band as the baritone sax player, although more famous as a tenor saxophone and flute player, where he stayed for the next twelve years. He later joined Herbie Mann, with whom he played for another ten years. He has recorded over 38 albums under his own name and also played R&B and blues, recording with Aretha Franklin, Stanley Turrentine, B. B. King, the Average White Band, Jimmy McGriff, Natalie Cole, Eric Clapton, John Stein, Hank Crawford, Aaron Neville, Queen Latifah, Richard Tee, Dr. John, Cheryl Bentyne of The Manhattan Transfer and Doug Sahm (pancreatic cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl1AewWUnMI&feature=related"]YouTube - David Fathead Newman Jazz Tel aviv yosmusic.com[/ame]
in 2010 - Joe Ptacek dies at age 37. American vocalist and founder member of the death metal band Broken Hope. Formed in the Chicago area in 1988, the band released five albums for Metal Blade Records before disbanding in 2002. The band had recently been discussing reforming. (self inflicted gun shot)

in 2010 - Nerlynn 'Lynn' Taitt dies at age 75. Jamaican reggae guitarist, born in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago; before taking up the guitar aged 14, he got his start as a musician playing in local steel drum bands. He formed his own band, which was booked by Byron Lee to perform at the 1962 independence celebrations in Jamaica. He decided to stay in Jamaica, living in Kingston, and played in a number of bands including The Sheiks, The Cavaliers, The Comets and The Jets, and worked with Baba Brooks, The Skatalites and Tommy McCook and the Supersonics. Lynn Taitt and the Jets played on 100s of recording sessions for Jamaican producers such as Bunny Lee, Duke Reid, Joe Gibbs, Coxsone Dodd, and Sonia Pottinger, often performing up to five sessions a day. Their recording of "Take It Easy" was one of the first rocksteady singles and it reached number one in the Jamaican singles chart. He emigrated to Toronto, Canada in August 1968, to take up the position of arranger for the house band at the West Indian Federated Club. He remained active as a musician in Montreal, having recorded with such acts as The Kingpins "Let's Go To Work" CD in 1999 as well as performing live with the Montreal Ska All Stars and at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2002 and the Fabulous LoLo sings Rocksteady in 2006. He was the subject of the 2006 documentary Lynn Taitt: Rocksteady (cancer)
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