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in 1567 - Thomas Campion, English composer, music theorist, poet and physician, is born.
in 1684 - Pietro Andrea Ziani, Italian organist, composer, maestro di cappella and teacher, dies at 67.
in 1728 - Agostino Steffani, Italian composer and diplomat, dies at 73..
in 1740 - Matej Sojka, Czech composer, is born.
in 1751 - Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, French organist and composer, is born.
in 1753 - Lambert-François Godecharle, Belgian composer, is born.
in 1758 - Christian Ignatius Latrobe, English composer, is born.
in 1760 - Jan Ladislav Dussek, Czech virtuoso pianist, organist, glass harmonica player, composer and teacher, is born. Dussek's friendship and association with John Broadwood, English piano builder, resulted in several developments in the evolution of the modern piano. Broadwood did the work, and is justly famous for his own innovations, but he was also inspired by Dussek, who was looking to push the envelope of the piano construction of his time.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNV9rjZfT7I"]YouTube - Jan Ladislav Dussek - Duo for harp, piano & horn ad libitum, Op.38 (1/2)[/ame]
in 1778 - Franz Joseph Volkert, Austrian organist, composer and conductor, is born.
in 1853 - Bertram Luard-Selby, English organist and composer, is born.
in 1869 - Gabriel Edme André Pirro, French organist and musicologist, is born.
in 1878 - Joe Howard, American pop singer/songwriter and composer, member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is born.
in 1883 - Licinio Refice, Italian composer and priest, is born.
in 1886 - Michel Brusselmans, Belgian composer, is born.
in 1886 - Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, Swedish organist, songwriter, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1891 - Maurice Yvain, French songwriter and composer, is born.
in 1896 - Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas, French composer and teacher, director of the Conservatoire de Paris, dies at 84.
in 1898 - Leroy "Roy" Harris, American composer and teacher, is born. Harris founded the International String Congress, and co-founded the American Composers Alliance.
in 1899 - Albert Huybrechts, Belgian composer, is born.
in 1902 - William D Revelli, legendary American marching band director and teacher, is born. Revelli was the founder of the College Band Directors National Association. He introduced several innovations for marching bands which are standard practices now.

in 1907 - Katy de la Cruz (Leading Filipino singer) is born
in 1909 - Barry Wood, American pop singer and television producer, is born.
in 1914 - Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke, American big band, jazz and blues singer, saxophonist and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra), is born. Beneke was the singer on the first ever gold record, "Chattanooga Choo Choo."

in 1915 - Lorne Greene, star of the NBC TV show Bonanza. He had a US No.1 single ‘Ringo’, which made him the second Canadian to have a US No.1 single, a No.22 hit in the UK., is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCyuq-ofnPc"]YouTube - RINGO by LORNE GREENE[/ame]
in 1916 - Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer and teacher, is born.
in 1916 - John Reed (UK actor, singer of Gilbert & Sullivan) is born
in 1917 - Thomas K Scherman, American composer and musicologist, is born.

in 1919 - Tennessee Ernie Ford (US baritone singer, TV presenter) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joo90ZWrUkU"]YouTube - Tennessee Ernie Ford Sings 16 Tons[/ame]
in 1919 - Chickie Williams/Jessie Wanda Crupe (US singer; solo/Border Riders) is born
in 1920 - Emile Sauret, French violinist and composer, dies at 67.

in 1920 - Eileen Farrell (American opera soprano) is born
in 1920 - Boudleaux Bryant (US international pop & country songwriter) is born

in 1921 - Jeanne Demessieux (French organist, pianist, composer) is born
in 1923 - Mel Powell, American jazz pianist, classical composer and teacher, is born.

in 1923 - Gene Ames (US singer; Ames Brothers) is born
in 1923 - Yfrah Neaman (Lebanese violinist) is born
in 1924 - George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue premieres at Aeolian Hall, NYC.

in 1927 - Buck Hill (US saxophone, jazz musian; guest/SteepleChase/Muse) is born
in 1928 - Dorothy McGuire (US singer; The McGuire Sisters) is born
in 1933 - Henri Duparc, French composer and co-founder of the Société Nationale de Musique Moderne, dies at 85.
in 1935 - Gene McDaniels, American pop singer/songwriter actor and producer, is born.
in 1939 - Ray Manzarek, keyboards, The Doors, (1967 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Light My Fire' & 1971 single 'Riders On The Storm') is born.

in 1942 - Rick Frank, drummer, Elephant's Memory, worked with John Lennon on his 1972 album 'Some Time In New York City' is born.
in 1942 - Lionel Grigson, British jazz pianist, cornettist, bandleader and teacher, is born.

in 1944 - Moe Bandy, American country singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.
in 1945 [6?] - Joe Schermie, bass, Three Dog Night, (1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single 'Mama Told Me Not To Come') is born.
in 1947 - Guus Willemse, Dutch fusion/rock bassist and singer (Solution), is born.
in 1949 - Stanley Knight, American rock guitarist, keyboardist and singer/songwriter (Black Oak Arkansas), is born.
in 1950 - Steve Hackett, English rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, keyboardist and harmonica player (Genesis), is born.
in 1951 - Vincent James, Jamaican-British soul singer (Sweet Sensation), is born.
in 1951 - Gil "The Bird" Moore, Canadian rock drummer, singer/songwriter and producer (Triumph), is born.
in 1952 - Michael McDonald, American rock and pop singer/songwriter, keyboardist and guitarist (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan), is born.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk9mmto2Cdw"]YouTube - Michael McDonald - What A Fool Believes - SoundStage 2003[/ame]
in 1956 - Dean Martin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Memories Are Made Of This'. The American actor, comedian, singer and TV hosts biggest hit. Also covered by The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and The Driffters.
in 1958 - Grant McLennan, Australian rock singer/songwriter and guitarist (The Go-Betweens), is born.
in 1958 - Leslie Carter, (Fruitbat), Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, (1992 UK No.7 single 'The Only Living Boy In New Cross') is born.
in 1959 - Neil Conti, English rock drummer (Prefab Sprouts), is born. Conti is also a session drummer.
in 1959 - Omar Hakim, American jazz fusion, rock and pop drummer (Weather Report, Dire Straits), is born. Hakim is a session drummer as well, and has worked with many different artists.
in 1959 - George Antheil, American pianist, composer, teacher, author and inventor, dies at 58.

in 1959 - Neil Conti, Prefab Sprout, (1988 UK No.7 single 'The King Of Rock 'n' Roll') is born.
in 1959 - Per Gessle, guitar, vocals, Roxette, (1990 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'It Must Of Been Love') is born.

in 1961 - The Miracles' 'Shop Around' became Motown Record's first million-selling single. It was also the label's first #1 hit on Billboard's R&B singles chart. In the following ten years, The Miracles would have six more million sellers.
in 1964 - The Beatles returned to New York City by train from Washington, D.C. for two performances at Carnegie Hall. There was such a demand for tickets that some extra seating was arranged surrounding the stage. Tickets ranged from $1.65 to $5.50.
in 1965 - Pye Records announced that they'd signed 'the British Bob Dylan', when they added Donovan to the label.
in 1966 - Gary Whelan, drums, Happy Mondays, (1990 UK No.5 single 'Step On') is born.
in 1966 - Paul Crook, American guitarist, worked with Meat Loaf, Anthrax and Sebastian Bach is born.
in 1967 - 15 police officers raided 'Redlands' the home of Rolling Stone Keith Richards and took away various substances for forensic tests.
in 1968 - Chynna Phillips, American pop singer/songwriter and actress (Wilson Phillips), is born.

in 1968 - Billed as 'Tour 60 cities in 66 Days' The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Centre Arena, Seattle, Washington.
in 1969 - (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, the group's only UK No.1.
in 1970 - John Lennon performed 'Instant Karma', on BBC TV's 'Top Of The Pops', becoming the first Beatle to have appeared on the show since 1966.
in 1970 - Jim Creeggan, Canadian rock bassist and singer/songwriter (Barenaked Ladies), is born.
in 1970 - Andre Souris, Belgian composer and writer, dies at 79.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkmCoxXz4s8&feature=related"]YouTube - André Souris: Trois Inventions pour Orgue[/ame]
in 1970 - Ishman Bracey dies at age 69. American blues singer and guitarist from Mississippi, considered one of the most important early delta blues performers. With Tommy Johnson, he was the center of a small Jackson, Mississippi group of blues musicians in the 1920s. His name is incorrectly spelled "Ishmon" in some sources and on some records. He was an associate of Tommy Johnson, and the pair performed together in medicine shows in the 1930s. By the time he was "rediscovered" in the late 1950s, he had become a preacher and a performer of religious songs

in 1972 - Al Green went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Let's Stay Together', his only US chart topper. Tina Turner took the song to No.26 in 84.
in 1973 - Benjamin Frankel, British jazz violinist, pianist, arranger ande musical director, classical composer, dies at 67.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQUqISp9a8g"]YouTube - Benjamin Frankel, Symphony No.1 (1/2)[/ame]
in 1976 - James Clifton Williams, American classical horn player, composer and teacher, dies at 52.
in 1976 - Dave Padden (Canadian vocalist, bass guitar; Annihilator/Terror Syndrome) is born
in 1976 - Eddie and the Hot Rods appeared at the Marquee Club London, supported by The Sex Pistols who were playing their first ever London show.

in 1976 - Sal Mineo dies at age 37. American actor and singer born in the Bronx, New York; he first became a teenage idol as a film star, best known for his performance opposite James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause. Among his many film rolls he also played a Mexican boy in Giant in 1956. In 1957, Sal made a brief break into music recording a few songs including "Start Movin' (In My Direction)", "Lasting Love." "You Shouldn't Do That," "Little Pigeon," "Love Affair," and "Party Time." He also starred as drummer Gene Krupa in the movie The Gene Krupa Story, co-starring Susan Kohner. After which he continued with his film and TV acting career. (Tragically he was brutally stabbed to death on the streets of West Hollywood)

in 1977 - Barbra Streisand started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'A Star Is Born.'

in 1977 - The Police recorded their first single, ‘Fall Out' for £150 ($255) at Pathway Studios, London.
in 1977, - Blondie, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and the Ramones all appeared at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, California.
in 1978 - Rush appeared at the Birmingham Odeon, England, promoting their new single 'Closer To The Heart', which was in the shops for 99p.
in 1980 - Iggy Pop and The Psychedelic Furs appeared at the Hammersmith Palais, London, England, tickets cost £3 ($5.10). [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Peter/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/02/clip_image002.gif[/IMG]
in 1981 - Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer with Damien Rice. Appeared on his 2003 album 'O' featuring the single 'Cannonball.' is born.
YouTube - lisahannigan's Channel

1983 - Eubie Blake dies at age 98. American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. In 1921, he and long-time collaborator Noble Sissle wrote the Broadway musical Shuffle Along, one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans. His compositions included such hits as, "Love Will Find A Way", "Bandana Days", "Charleston Rag", "Memories of You", and "I'm Just Wild About Harry". He was a frequent guest of Johnny Carson Show and Merv Griffin and continued to play and record into late life, until his death. The musical Eubie! featured his works and opened on Broadway in 1978
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgYfys7vErI"]YouTube - Eubie Blake - Charleston Rag (Live)[/ame]
in 1986 - Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, Scottish composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 86.
in 1989 - Aretha Franklin lost a court case against Broadway producer Ashton Springer, who sued for $1 million (£0.58 million) when Aretha failed to turn up for rehearsals for the stage show Sing Mahalia Sing – blaming her fear of flying on the non appearance.

in 1991 - Roger Patterson dies at age 22. American death metal bass player, well known for his work in the Florida death metal band Atheist. His playing style is characterized by its speed and complexity. Alex Webster, bassist with Cannibal Corpse, has acknowledged Patterson as "a big influence", describing his playing on the album Piece of Time as "phenomenal". He joined Atheist, then known as R.A.V.A.G.E., in 1985. The band recorded their first full-length album, Piece of Time, in 1988, which was released in 1989 in Europe, but not in the United States until 1990. As a result, Atheist began preparing for their next album, to which Roger contributed greatly (the band was in an auto accident, Roger was killed)

in 1992 - Andy Blakeney dies at age 94. American jazz trumpeter, born in Quitman, Mississippi and was a fixture of the Dixieland jazz scene for decades. He played briefly for King Oliver and Doc Cook in Chicago in 1925, before moving to California in 1926, where he played with Sonny Clay and Reb Spikes, including on record. He worked in Los Angeles in the 1930s with Les Hite and Lionel Hampton, then played in Monk McFay's band in Hawaii in 1935-39 and led his own band for a time thereafter. In 1941 he returned to the US, playing with Ceele Burke in 1942-46, Horace Henderson in1946 and Kid Ory in 1947. Andy led his own Dixieland outfits in California through the 1950s, but didn't record with any of them. In the 1960s he played with the Young Men of New Orleans, in the 1970s with the Legends of Jazz, and in the 1980s with the Eagle Brass Band. He was still active almost up until the time of his death
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in 1993 - Sophie Evans, Welsh musician is born
in 1994 - Alice In Chains entered the US album chart at No.1 with 'Jar Of Flies.'
in 1994 - Celine Dion started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Power Of Love', the singers first US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHyJTpDFgc8"]YouTube - Celine Dion - Titanic (LIVE)[/ame]
in 1995 - Van Halen, scored their first US No.1 album with ‘Balance.’
in 1995 - Terence Beckles, English pianist and teacher, dies at 82.
in 1995 - "Earring" George Mayweather, American blues harmonica player and singer/songwriter, dies at 66.


in 1995 - Philip Taylor Kramer dies at age 42. American bass guitarist for Iron Butterfly during the 70s. After which he got a night school degree in aerospace engineering, he worked on the MX missile guidance system for a contractor of the US Department of Defense and later in the computer industry on fractal compression, facial recognition systems, and advanced communications. In 1990 he co-founded Total Multimedia Inc. with Randy Jackson, brother of Michael Jackson, to develop data compression techniques for CD-ROMs. His disappearance caused a mystery lasting four years. On February 12th 1995 he drove to LA International Airport to pick up an investor. He spent forty-five minutes at the airport but failed to meet the investor. Phil did make a flurry of cell phone calls, including one to the police during which Phil said, "I’m going to kill myself. And I want everyone to know O.J. Simpson is innocent. They did it." He was never heard from again. (On May 29th 1999, Phil's Ford Aerostar minivan and skeletal remains were found by photographers looking for old car wrecks at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, California. Based on forensic evidence and his emergency call to the police his death was ruled as a probable suicide committed on the day on which he was last heard)

in 1997 - U2 held a press conference in the Lingerie Department at the Greenwich Village Kmart store in Manhattan, New York City, to announce their Pop Mart world tour. The tour was set to start in Las Vegas on April 25th of this year.
in 1997 - David Bowie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

in 2000 - Mariah Carey started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Thank God I Found You.'

in in 2000 - John London/John Carl Kuehne dies at age 58. American bass player and sessionist; childhood friend of Michael Nesmith's from Texas, who had played with him in several working bands, he accompanied Nesmith and then-wife Phyllis Barbour to California, to try their luck in the Los Angeles-area music scene. When Nesmith was cast in The Monkees, John was his stand-in on the set, and in the studios when the originally-fictitious band began playing on their own recordings, it is John's bass lines we hear. In late 1969, he and Nesmith, left the Monkees, to form a new group with pedal steel guitar ace Red Rhodes and drummer John Ware. Calling themselves the First National Band, the group signed with RCA Records. Years after the Monkees and the First National Band, John served as key grip on several different productions, including 48 Hrs., Who Will Love My Children?, The Karate Kid, Long Time Gone, and Hudson Hawk. (He died in Rockport, Texas)


in 2000 - Screamin Jay Hawkins dies at age 70. American rock-blues singer, boxing champion at 16, married nine times, spent 2 years in jail, was temporary blinded by one of his flaming props on stage in 1976, and he fathered over 75 children. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Jay is famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly theatrical performances of songs such as "I Put a Spell on You", "Feast of the Mau Mau" and "Constipation Blues". He sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him the one of the original shock rockers. He opened for Fats Domino, Tiny Grimes and the Rolling Stones. This exposure in turn influenced rock groups such as Screaming Lord Sutch, Black Sabbath, Arthur Brown, Dread Zeppelin, The Horrors, Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper.(He died following surgery to treat an aneurysm while in Paris, France)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SWXOBBrZlg&feature=list_related&playnext= 1&list=MLGxdCwVVULXfMsj9WUiPOyykZjCr4hkJq"]YouTube - Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Frenzy[/ame]
in 2000 - Oliver/William Oliver Swofford dies at age 54. American singer; his soaring baritone was the perfect vehicle for his hit "Good Morning Starshine", from the pop-rock musical Hair and his No.2 hit "Jean", the theme from the Oscar-winning film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (cancer)
in 2000 - Andy Lewis dies at age 33. Australian bassist with the Sydney based rock band The Whitlams. He left The Whitlams in the late 1995, and went to Melbourne, Australia to form another band, The Gadflys. (he was battling a gambling addiction when he committed suicide)

in 2003 - Former Doors drummer John Densmore took out legal action against The Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger for breach of contract, trademark infringement and unfair competition. The band had reformed with Ex- Cult singer Ian Astbury and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. Densmore said "It shouldn't be called The Doors if it's someone other than Jim Morrison singing."

in 2004 - Eminem's ex-wife Kimberly Mathers was jailed for a month after being found using cocaine while on probation. Mathers was also put on a 90-day drug abuse programme.
in 2005 - A train was named after Clash frontman Joe Strummer at a ceremony in Bristol. The diesel train owned by Cotswold Rail, was named after the singer, guitarist who died aged 50 in in 2002.


in 2005 - Jewel "Sammi" Smith dies at age 61. American country music singer and songwriter, born in Orange County, California. She is best known for her 1971 country/pop crossover hit, "Help Me Make It Through the Night", which was written by Kris Kristofferson. In 1972, she won a Grammy Award for the song. She also won the title Best Female Country Vocal Performance that year. Sammi became one of the few women in the outlaw country movement during the 1970s. (died at home in Oklahoma City after a long illness)

in 2006 - Meck feat Leo Sayer was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Thunder In My Heart (Again)'. DJ Meck's remix of Leo Sayer's September 1977 hit which only reached No. 22. in 2007 - During a press conference at West Hollywood's Whisky a Go Go club Sting confirmed that The Police were getting back together. The band were set to kick off a world tour on May 28 in Vancouver, Canada, supported by Sting's son Joe Sumner's band, Fiction Plane.

in 2007 - Jimmy Campbell dies at age 63. English singer and songwriter; born in Liverpool he started in a school band he named The Panthers supporting The Beatles in January 1962 and performed at The Cavern on numerous occasions, and one show, broadcast on Radio Luxembourg, saw them introduced as The Kirkbys, the presenter confused their name with their home town. The name stuck, and the group released a single, "It's A Crime", in 1966. He next formed the psychedelic band The 23rd Turnoff, before forming the band 'With Rockin' Horse' and launching a solo career, recording 3 albums between 1969 to 1971. Jimmy also wrote a number of songs recorded by other artists. Cliff Richard, Billy Fury, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Rolf Harris all covered songs of Campbell's

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V3-0vdRQjE"]YouTube - Jimmy Campbell-Half Baked[/ame]
in 2007 - Peggy Gilbert/Margaret F. Knechtges dies at age 102. American jazz saxophonist and bandleader born in Sioux City, Iowa; when she was only 7 years old, she played piano and violin with her father's music band, she later discovered jazz music, and started to play the saxophone. In 1933 she founded her own all-female jazz band (whose name changed often: from "Peggy Gilbert and Her Metro Goldwyn Orchestra" to "Peggy Gilbert and her Symphonics", etc.), in which she also performed on saxophone, vibes, piano, and vocals. In the 1930s and 1940s Peggy and her band performed in the most famous nightclubs in Hollywood, from the "Cotton Club" to the "Cocoanut Grove". During this period, she also appeared in films, toured Alaska with a USO troupe, and began to be an advocate for women musicians. After a difficult period following World War II, in the 1950s she had success on radio and television programs. In 1974, at 69 years old, she created her last great all-girl band, "The Dixie Belles," with other accomplished musicians from vaudeville and the Big Band era. The group performed with great acclaim on TV and at jazz festivals, appearing on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and in the 1980 Rose Bowl Parade, among many other engagements. In 1985 the band recorded the album "Peggy Gilbert & The Dixie Belles", which is available on CD from Cambria Master Recordings.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr0KMCpEwUc"]YouTube - Peggy Gilbert, 1905-2007[/ame]
in 2007 - Eldee Young, American jazz bassist (Ramsey Lewis Trio, Young-Holt Unlimited), dies at 71.

in 2008 - Ronald Isley's appeal against a three-year jail term for tax fraud was rejected by a US court. The 65-year-old singer of the Isley Brothers argued against being imprisoned in an Indiana jail on the grounds of age and poor health. The court heard he cashed royalty cheques belonging to his brother O'Kelly, who died in 1996 and spent millions of dollars made from undeclared performances on a yacht and two homes. Isley was ordered to pay more than $3.1m (£1.62m) to the US tax service for "pathological" evasion.

in 2009 - Coleman Mellett dies at age 34. American jazz guitarist with Chuck Mangione's Grammy award winning jazz band, he joined the band in 1999. In 2007 he released his first solo album "Natural High" (He had been scheduled to play with Mangione and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on February 13th but was killed the night before in the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 with fellow band member, Gerry Niewood)


in 2009 - Gerry Niewood dies at age 65. American jazz saxophonist; he first joined Chuck Mangione's band in 1968. He was with Chuck through to 1976 and appeared on most of his famous records, adding a strong jazz flavor to the music. He had a post-bop quartet with Dave Samuels from 1976-77, led the Sunday Morning Jazz Band in the early '80s and played with Joe Beck a few years later. He also played with Simon and Garfunkel in their 1981 Concert in Central Park. But he mostly worked in the studios and freelanced until rejoining Chuck in the mid-1990s (He had been scheduled to play with Mangione and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on February, Friday 13th but was killed the night before in the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 together with fellow band member, Coleman Mellet)


in 2009 - Mat Mathews/Mathieu Schwartz dies at age 84. Dutch jazz accordionist; learned to play music during the Nazi occupation, he was inspired to play jazz when he heard a radio broadcast of Joe Mooney and played with The Millers in Holland from 1947 before moving to New York City in 1952 where formed a quartet which included Herbie Mann. He also played with Art Farmer, Julius Watkins, Joe Puma, Oscar Pettiford, Gigi Gryce, Dick Katz, Percy Heath, and Kenny Clarke. He also played with Carmen McRae in 1954-55. In 1956 he played in the group The 4 Most with Al Cohn, Gene Quill, Hank Jones and Mundell Lowe as well as making appearances on television variety shows such as Garry Moore's, Jack Paar's, and Arthur Godfrey's. In the very late 50s and into the 1960s he worked mainly as a studio musician, until 1964 when he moved back to the Netherlands. There he continued his work in studios as an arranger and producer, and recorded less as a player .

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIRuW1wBA2U"]YouTube - Mat Mathews _ 'Blues'[/ame]
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in 1600 - Johann Sigismund Kusser, Hungarian composer and orchestral director, is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zbZzL4Hxno"]YouTube - Johann Sigismund Kusser (1660-1727) - Suite No. 1 in G minor, Variation sur no.7[/ame]
in 1629 - Girolamo Giacobbi, Italian composer and maestro di cappella, dies at 61.
in 1693 - Johann Kaspar von Kerl, German organist and composer, dies at 65.
in 1713 - Domingo Miguel Bernabe Terradellas, Spanish composer, is born.
in 1721 - General John Reid, Scottish composer and soldier, is born. Reid composed (among other pieces) the slow march "The Garb of Old Gaul," and endowed a music chair at the University of Edinburgh.
in 1741 - Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer, music theorist and teacher, dies at 80.
in 1755 - François Alexander Sallantin, French oboist, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1787 - James P Carrell, American composer, teacher, minister and songbook compiler, is born.
in 1814 - Augustin Holler, German composer and teacher, dies at 69.
in 1820 - Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, Hungarian composer, is born.
in 1837 - Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, Spanish composer, is born.
in 1840 - Georg Jacobi, German violinist, composer and conductor, is born.
in 1849 - Christian Rummel, Germand pianist and composer, dies at 61.
in 1862 - Karel Weis, Czech organist, violinist, composer, conductor and teacher, is born.
in 1867 - Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna.
in 1870 - Leopold Godowsky, Polish-American virtuoso pianist, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1877 - Jazeps Medins, Latvian composer, conductor and teacher, is born.
in 1883 - Bainbridge Crist, American composer and teacher, is born.
in 1883 - Richard Wagner, German composer, conductor and theater director, famous for his cycle of operas based on Norse mythology (the Ring cycle), dies at 69.
in 1896 - Karl Reinthaler, German composer, conductor and choir director, dies at 73.

in 1907 - Katy de la Cruz (Leading Filipino singer) is born
in 1908 - Gerald Strang, Canadian composer, teacher, computer music practitioner and acoustician, is born.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUYwZgkkIkE&feature=related"]YouTube - Strang - Percussion Music for 3 Players.VOB[/ame]
in 1914 - George Kleinsinger, American composer, is born.
in 1914 - American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in NYC.
in 1916 - John Reed (UK actor, singer of Gilbert & Sullivan) is born
in 1919 - Joan Edwards, English-American jazz singer, is born.

in 1919 - Chickie Williams/Jessie Wanda Crupe (US singer; solo/Border Riders) is born
in 1920 - Boudleaux Bryant, American classical violinist, country fiddler and famous country music songwriter (in partnership with his wife, Felice), is born. They're in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

in 1920 - Eileen Farrell (American opera soprano) is born
in 1921 - Jeanne Demessieux (French organist, pianist, composer) is born
in 1923 - Yfrah Neaman (Lebanese violinist) is born
in 1925 - Gene Ames, American pop singer (Ames Brothers), is born.
in 1926 - Barney Childs, American composer, writer and teacher, is born.

in 1927 - Buck Hill (US saxophone, jazz musian; guest/SteepleChase/Muse) is born
in 1934 - George Segal Jr., American dixieland jazz banjo player and actor, is born.
in 1942 - Peter Tork, American pop-rock singer/songwriter, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist and banjo player (The Monkees), is born.

in 1944 - Rebop Kwaku Baah (Nigerian-Swedish percussion; Traffic/Ginger Baker/Wings/freelance) is born
in 1945 - King Floyd, American soul singer/songwriter, is born.

in 1945 - Roy Dyke (UK drummer; Ashton Gardner & Dyke/Badger) is born
in 1945 - Keith Nichols, English jazz pianist, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, arranger and teacher, is born.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtnrWhtOOsg"]YouTube - Keith Nichols' Hot Six at Tunbridge Wells Jazz Club[/ame]
in 1946 - Colin Matthews (British composer) is born
in 1948 - Rod Dees (UK bass; Showaddywaddy) is born
in 1949 - Judy Dyble (UK singer-songwriter; Fairport Convention) is born
in 1950 - Peter Gabriel, English rock singer/songwriter, flautist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, is born.

in 1950 - Roger Christian (UK multi-musician, vocals; The Christians) is born
in 1951 - Rod Dees, English rock bassist (Showaddywaddy), is born.

in 1951 - David Naughton (US actor, singer) is born
in 1952 - Ed Gagliardi, American rock bassist (Foreigner), is born.
in 1952 - Alfred Einstein, German-American musicologist, possibly a distant relative of Albert, dies at 71.

in 1953 - Rico J. Puno (Filipino pop singer) is born
in 1955 - Jan de Ligt, Dutch rock saxophonist (Normaal). is born.
in 1955 - Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), is born.
in 1956 - Peter Hook, English rock bassist, singer, keyboardist and guitarist (Joy Division/New Order), is born.
in 1957 - Tony Butler, English rock bassist and singer (Big Country, On The Air, The Pretenders), is born.
in 1957 - Doris King, American country singer (Girls Next Door), is born.
in 1958 - Mark Fox, English pop percussionist (Haircut 100), is born.
in 1959 - William Axt, American composer, conductor, arranger and music director, dies at 70. Axt's main work was in film scores, and he was involved im several well known films, including Grand Hotel and The Thin Man.
in 1961 - Les Warner, British rock drummer and producer (The Cult), is born.
in 1961 - Henry Rollins/Henry Garfield (US singer, actor; Black Flag/Rollins Band) is born

in 1961 - Lawrence Welk started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Calcutta'.
in 1961 - Frank Sinatra launched his own record label. Reprise Records, later the home of Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman and The Beach Boys.

in 1962 - May Sweet/Swe Aye Myint (Burmese singer) is born
in 1962 - Rob Ellis (UK drummer, multi musician with PJ Harvey) is born

in 1965 - The Rolling Stones played the last night on a 16-date tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Capital Theatre in Perth. Also appearing on the tour was Roy Orbison, The Newbeats and Ray Columbus and the Invaders.
in 1964 - Yamantaka Eye/Tetsuro Yamatsuka (Japanese singer; Boredoms is born
in 1965 - Jerry Burke, American big band keyboardist (Lawrence Welk Orchestra), dies at 53.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE6ay6u96n4"]YouTube - The Lawrence Welk Show: An Organ Medley[/ame]
in 1966 - Freedom Williams/Frederick Brandon Williams (US rap artist; C&C Music Factory) is born
in 1966 - Jeff Waters (Canadian guitarist; Annihilator) is born

in 1967 - The Monkees announced that from now on they would be playing on their own recordings instead of session musicians.
in 1967 - The Beatles released the double A sided single 'Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane' on Capitol Records in the US. The single spent 10 weeks on the chart peaking at No.1.
in 1968 - Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer and teacher, dies at 87.

in 1968 - Niamh Kavanagh (Irish singer) is born
in 1969 - A launch party was held for Mary Hopkin at the Post Office Tower in London, guests included Jimi Hendrix, Donovan and Paul McCartney with his new girlfriend Linda Eastman.
in 1969 - Bob Dylan recorded ‘Lay, Lady, Lay’ at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

in 1969 - Ahlam Ali Al Shamsi (Bahraini singer) is born
in 1970 - Karoline Krüger (Norwegian singer) is born
in 1971 - The Osmonds started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'One Bad Apple'. The group had been appearing on TV in the US from 1962, on the Andy Williams Show and then the Jerry Lewis show.
in 1971 - The Jackson Five, Diana Ross and the Supremes and Mungo Jerry all appeared live at the Grand Theater, Gary, Indiana.

in 1971 - Sonia/Sonia Rutstein (UK vocalist; Disappear Fear/solo) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUmFD8_0q9U"]YouTube - Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You[/ame]
in 1972 - Robert Harrell, American rock bassist and songwriter (3 Doors Down), is born.
in 1972 - The Greasy Truckers Party, Hawkwind, Man and Brinsley Schwarz all appeared at The Roundhouse, London, England.
in 1973 - After becoming ill during a concert in Las Vegas Elvis Presley presented Doctor Sidney Bowers with a Lincoln Continental to show his appreciation for all his work.
in 1974 - Robbie Williams, English pop singer/songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer (Take That), is born.

in 1974 - David Bowie turned down an offer from the Gay Liberation group to compose 'the world's first Gay National Anthem.'

in 1974 - Ustad Amir Khan dies at age 61. Indian classical singer born in Indore, he is considered one of the most influential figures in Hindustani classical music, and the founder of the Indore Gharana. His unique style, known as the Indore Gharana, blends the spiritual flavor and grandeur of dhrupad with the ornate vividness of khayal. He also helped popularize the tarana. Besides singing in concerts, Amir Khan also sang film songs in ragas, most notably for the films Baiju Bawra, Kshudhita Pashan, Shabaab, and Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje. He also sang a ghazal Rahiye Ab Aisi Jagah for a documentary on Ghalib. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1967 and the Padma Bhushan in 1971 (car accident in Calcutta)

in 1975 - Iván González (Puerto Rican DJ, singer; Sangresabia). is born
in 1975 - Eric Harding Thiman, English organist, composer, conductor, choir master, arranger and teacher, dies at 74.
in 1976 - Leslie Feist, Canadian pop-rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist, banjo player and drummer, is born.


in 1976 - Lily Pons dies at age 77. French-born soprano born in Draguignan near Cannes, later moving to America. She was a principal soprano at the Met for 30 years, appearing 300 times in ten roles from 1931-1960. Her most frequent performances were as Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville-33 performances, Lucia-93 performances, Lakmé-50 performances, Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto-49 performances, and. In 1944 during WW II, she canceled her work in New York and instead toured with the USO, entertaining troops with her singing. Her husband Andre Kostelanetz directed a band composed of American soldiers as accompaniment to her voice. The pair performed at military bases in North Africa, Italy, the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, India and Burma in 1944. In 1945, the tour continued through China, Belgium, France and Germany—a performance near the front lines. Returning home, she toured the U.S., breaking attendance records in cities such as Milwaukee at which 30,000 attended her performance on July 20, 1945. (pancreatic cancer)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSdjJPPDp8"]YouTube - The "Una voce poco fa" Contest - Lily Pons[/ame]
in 1976 - Dave Padden (Canadian vocalist, bass guitar; Annihilator/Terror Syndrome) is born
in 1976 - Genesis released their first album since the departure of Peter Gabriel, 'A Trick Of The Tail' featuring eight new tracks with drummer Phill Collins taking on the role of lead vocalist.
in 1976 - Saint Thomas/Thomas Hansen (Norwegian alt-country singer, guitarist) is born

in 1976 - The 101'ers featuring Joe Strummer played at The Town Hall, Hampstead, London, and on the same night DP Costello, (Elvis Costello) played at The Half Moon, Putney, London supporting Vivian Stanshall.
in 1977 - Julie Covington was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina', taken from the Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Evita. Covington had been in the 1977 UK TV series based on an all female group called Rock Follies. Madonna had a hit with her version of the song in 1996.
in 1978 - Hamish Glencross (Scottish guitarist; My Dying Bride) is born
in 1978 - Philippe Jaroussky (French sopranist countertenor, violinist) is born

in 1980 - Thin Lizzy leader Phil Lynott married Caroline Crowther the daughter of TV personality Leslie.
in 1980 - Police raided the home of former Sex Pistol John Lydon who greeted them waving a ceremonial sword, the only illegal item they found was a canister of tear gas, claimed to be for defence against intruders.
in 1981 - Island Records launched 'One Plus One' cassettes, one side had one of their artist's albums and the other was blank so you could record on it!
in 1982 - The Jam became the first band since The Beatles to play two numbers on the same edition of 'Top Of The Pops', when they performed 'A Town Called Malice', and 'Precious', their latest double A sided No.1. 1982, The marble slab was stolen from the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd's singer Ronnie Van Zant, police found it two weeks later in a dried up river bed.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whSYTSXm8wo"]YouTube - The Jam - Going Underground[/ame]
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in 1988 - Aston Merrygold (UK singer, actor) is born
1989 - Michael Jackson fired his manager, Dileo, who reportedly sought a $60 million (£35.3 million) settlement to prevent him revealing Jackson’s lifestyle to the press.
in 1989 - This year’s Brit Awards was hosted by Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood in which just about everything went wrong - lines were fluffed and bands mis-cued onto the stage. Winners included Phil Collins who won British Male Solo Artist, British Female Solo Artist was Annie Lennox, Erasure won Best British Group, Best British Album went to Fairground Attraction for ‘First Of A Million Kisses’, British Breakthrough Act was Bros, Michael Jackson won International Male, International Female went to Tracey Chapman and U2 won Best International Group. This was the last year the show was broadcast live.
in 1993 - Sophie Evans, Welsh musician is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT2Vg1EHDBk"]YouTube - Sophie Evans ummm[/ame]
in 1993 - Founder member of Musical Youth, Patrick Waite died aged 24, of natural causes (hereditary heart condition), whilst awaiting a court appearance on drug charges. Scored the 1982 UK No.1 and Grammy-nominated single ‘Pass the Dutchie.’
in 1993 - Dutch dance group 2 Unlimited started a five-week run at the UK No.1 with the single 'No Limit.' One of the most successful Euro dance acts of the 90s, they scored 11 successive Top 20 hits.
in 1993 - The Cult went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Pure Cult.'


in 1993 - Patrick Waite dies at age 23. British bassist, singer and a founder member of Musical Youth. During the autumn of 1982, the group issued one of the fastest-selling singles of the year in "Pass the Dutchie". The record went to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in October 1982. It went on to sell over four million copies, and was nominated for a Grammy Award. A U.S. Top 10 placing also followed in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The accompanying video made them the first black artists to be played on MTV. Other hits include "Youth Of Today", "Never Gonna Give You Up", "Heartbreaker" and "Tell Me Why". They received another Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards of 1984 (sadly Patrick died of a hereditary heart condition)

in 1995 - Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, Jamaican jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader, dies at 68.
in 1996 - Daniel K Womack, American blues singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist and harmonica player, dies at 91.

in 1996 - Take That split up, the biggest band of the 90s announced their demise in front of the world's press at The Hilton in Manchester, the band had achieved 7 No.1 singles & 2 No.1 albums. They released one more single and a Greatest Hits album.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KII1ruAfvsg"]YouTube - Take That - Rule The World - Official Music Video[/ame]
in 1997 - Michael Menson of Rebel MC died from burns sustained in a racial attack aged 30. Lost on a street in North London, Menson was attacked twice. His tormentors were determined to burn him alive, throwing fuel at him, setting his back on fire. He suffered terrible burns and died 16 days later. Rebel MC had the 1989 UK No.3 single 'Street Tuff'.
in 1997 - Michael Jackson became a father when Debbie Rowe gave birth to a baby boy, Prince Michael Jackson Jr.
in 1997 - During their The Alive Worldwide tour, Kiss played the first of three sold out nights at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

in 1998 - Police at Manchester Airport arrested former Stone Roses singer, Ian Brown after an incident during a flight from Paris. Brown was found guilty in August the same year and jailed for four months; British Airways also banned him from flying with the airline.
in 1999 - Monica started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Angel Of Mine.' 2000 - Oasis scored their fifth UK No.1 single with 'Go Let It Out'. The first release on the bands 'Big Brother' label and the first single from their fourth studio album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqe93Bct7UU"]YouTube - Monica - Everything To Me[/ame]
in 2000 - D’angelo was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Voodoo.’

in 2002 - Waylon Jennings dies at age 64. American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. He rose to prominence as a bassist for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets. He escaped death in the February 3, 1959, plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, when he gave up his seat to Richardson who had been sick with the flu. By the 1970s, he had become associated with so-called "outlaws," an informal group of musicians who worked outside of the Nashville corporate scene. A series of duet albums with Willie Nelson in the late '70s culminated in the 1978 crossover hit, "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys." In 1979, he recorded the theme song for the hit television show The Dukes of Hazzard, and also served as the narrator, "The Balladeer", for all seven seasons of the show. He continued to be active in the recording industry, forming the group The Highwaymen with Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. Waylon released his last solo studio album in 1998. In 2001, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (diabetic complications)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ecE1UML1q8"]YouTube - Waylon Jennings - I`ve Always Been Crazy[/ame]
in 2004 - Led Zeppelin were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Grammys. Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham all attended. Robert Plant did not, since he was working on a new album and tour.
in 2005 - Readers of UK newspaper The Sun voted George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ as the greatest British pop single of the past 25 years. Oasis came second with ‘Wonderwall’ and Kate Bush third with ‘Wuthering Heights’. The rest of the Top 10: No.4, Robbie Williams, ‘Angels’, No.5, The Jam, ‘Going Underground’, in equal 6th, The Sex Pistols, ‘God Save The Queen’ and Joy Division, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, 7th was Queen, ‘We Are The Champions’, 9th, The Stone Roses, ‘Fool’s Gold’ and 10th The Undertones ‘Teenage Kicks’.

in 2005 - Keane went to No.1 for the fourth time on the UK album chart with their debut release ‘Hopes and Fears’.
in 2005 - U2 were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own', their 6th No.1, taken from their album 'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb'.

in 2007 - Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was fined £300 and disqualified from driving for two months after admitting to two charges of driving without insurance or a licence at Thames Magistrates Court in London.
in 2007 - Robbie Williams checked into rehab on his birthday to deal with an addiction to prescription drugs. The singer, who was 33 today, was admitted into an unnamed clinic in the US.
in 2007 - Rod Stewart was paid $1million when he performed at a billionaire's birthday bash. Stewart was booked to play a one-hour gig to help Steve Schwarzman celebrate his 60th birthday held at New York's Park Avenue Armory.
in 2008 - Former Blue singer Lee Ryan was charged with an attack on a taxi driver in Surrey. The 24-year-old was accused of assaulting the man following a minor traffic accident in Oxted on New Year's Eve

in 2008 - A fan paid $3,000 (£1,500) for a jewelled bra, which Shakira wore on her Oral Fixation world tour in 2007, in an auction for the pop star's children's charity. More than $60,000 (£30,700) had been raised so far, with one fan paying $14,100 (£7,200) to meet Shakira. The charity was currently building a school for poor children in the singer's home country, Colombia. Other items in the auction included a purple wig and Gibson guitar used in the video for Las De La Intuicion, which sold for $3,301 (£1,700), a shiny lavender skirt with turquoise and coral beading that Shakira wore while singing Hips Don't Lie on tour, fetched more than $1,076 (£550).

in 2008 - Roger Voisin dies at age 89. French born trumpet player; he moved to America as a child when his father, René Voisin was brought to the Boston Symphony as 4th trumpet in 1928. Roger studied with the Boston Symphony's second trumpet Marcel LaFosse and principal trumpet Georges Mager. He also studied solfege with Boston Symphony contrabassist Gaston Dufresne. He is credited with premiere performances of many major works for trumpet including Paul Hindemith's Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, and Alan Hovhannes' Prayer of St. Gregory. He is also credited with the US premiere of Alexander Arutiunian's Trumpet Concerto, performing with the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1966. Leroy Anderson's A Trumpeter's Lullaby was written especially for Roger in 1949, and first recorded with Arthur Fiedler conducting Roger and the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1950. He has also been involved with many early recordings and performances of both solo and orchestral works including J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.2, Béla Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra, Aaron Copland's Quiet City, Joseph Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet in Eb, Alexander Scriabin's The Poem of Ecstasy, Georg Philipp Telemann's Concerto for Trumpet in D, and Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets in C. He became chair of the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) brass and percussion department in 1950 and was the primary trumpet teacher at NEC for nearly 30 years. In 1975 he became a full professor at Boston University, teaching trumpet and chairing the wind, percussion and harp department until his retirement in 1999

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqeT33MHK1c"]YouTube - Roger Voisin - Concerto in E Flat Major (Vivaldi ?}[/ame]
in 2008 - Henri Salvador dies at age 90. French singer andguitar player, born in Cayenne, French Guiana. He taught himself the guitar by imitating Django Reinhardt's recordings, and was to work alongside him in the 1940s. He recorded several songs written by Boris Vian with Quincy Jones as arranger. He played many years with Ray Ventura et Ses Collégiens where he used to sing, dance and even play comedy on stage. He also appearances in movies such as "Nous irons à Monte-Carlo", "Nous irons à Paris" and "Mademoiselle s'amuse". In 2005, Henri was awarded the Brazilian Order of Cultural Merit. was also a commander of the French Légion d'honneur and of the National Order of Merit. In 2007 he released "Reverence" on V2 Records which features Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso. He then went on to perform the track La Vie C'est La Vie from the album Reverence on the BBC program Later … With Jools Holland, which aired on May 4th 2007.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEr9mYSZfAA"]YouTube - Juanita Banana - Henri Salvador (1966)[/ame]
in 2010, - Doug Fieger singer, songwriter with The Knack died after a long battle with cancer. Had the 1979 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'My Sharona'.

in 2010 - John Lamb Reed OBE dies at age 94. English actor, dancer and singer, known for his nimble performances in the principal comic roles of the Savoy Operas, and has been called "the last great exponent" of the Gilbert and Sullivan comedy roles. John performed as a baritone with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company between 1951 and 1979. His featured roles with the company were: Cox in "Cox And Box" The Associate in "Trial by Jury" The Judge in "Trial by Jury" Mr Wells in "The Sorcerer" Sir Joseph in "H.M.S. Pinafore" Major-General in "The Pirates of Penzance" Major Murgatroyd in "Patience" Bunthorne in "Patience" Lord Chancellor in "Iolanthe" Gama in "Princess Ida" Ko-Ko in "The Mikado" Robin Oakapple in "Ruddigore" 2nd Citizen in "The Yeomen of the Guard" Jack Point in "The Yeomen of the Guard" Antonio and Annibale in "The Gondoliers" The Duke of Plaza Toro in "The Gondoliers" Scaphio in "Utopia, Ltd." Rudolph in "The Grand Duke". John also recorded for Decca the following of his roles: Judge; Wells; Sir Joseph (twice); Major-General; Bunthorne; Lord Chancellor (twice); Gama; Ko-Ko; Robin; Jack Point; Duke; Scaphio; Rudolph. John toured the UK, America, Australia and New Zealand with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, and was awarded the O.B.E. in 1977. He returned to the D'Oyly Carte in 1981/2 as a guest artiste.
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in 1513 - Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian singer, composer, and maestro di cappella, is born. He was the father of Alfonso Ferrabosco.
in 1572 - Hans Christoph Haiden, German organist, composer and poet, is born.
in 1602 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian organist, composer and maestro di cappella, is born.
in 1681 - Francesco Nigetti, Italian organist, composer, music theorist and builder of the instrumentum omnisonum, or cembalo omnicordo, a microtonal relative of the harpsichord, dies at 77.
in 1679 - Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German organist and composer, is born.
in 1760 - François Colin de Blamont, French composer and Maitre de la Chapelle Royale, dies at 69.
in 1778 - Fernando Sor, Spanish virtuoso guitarist, composer and teacher, is born. Sor was called "the Beethoven of the guitar" by François-Joseph Fétis. He was also called “the Mozart of Guitar” by Pedro.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2QHaYnmsCw"]YouTube - Fernando Sor: B-minor study[/ame]
in 1790 - Capel Bond, English organist and composer, dies at 59.
in 1813 - Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, Russian composer, is born.
in 1841 - Antun Sorkocevic, Croatian composer, writer and diplomat, dies at 65.
in 1857 - Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist, composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 56.
in 1858 - Charles Beach Hawley, American organist, singer, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1873 - Charles Samuel Bovy-Lysberg, Swiss pianist, composer and teacher, dies at 52.
in 1880 - Edgar Leslie Bainton, English pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, is born.
in 1880 - Ada Overton Walker, American musical theater and vaudeville singer and dancer, is born.
in 1892 - Nikolaj Andreevich Orloff, Russian-British pianist, is born.
in 1894 - Benjamin Kubelsky "Jack Benny," American violinist and comedian, is born. "I'm thinking it over!"

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seZ4KhYr-Hw"]YouTube - Jascha Heifetz and Jack Benny - USO Skit, WWII[/ame]
in 1897 - Jorgen Bentzon, Danish composer, is born.
in 1902 - Fred Scott, American western singer and actor, is born. Scott was one of many "singing cowboys" in American film. He was known as the "Silvery-Voiced Buckaroo."
in 1908 - Georges Jean Pfeiffer, French pianist and composer, dies at 72.
in 1915 - Irving Gordon, American songwriter, is born.
in 1916 - Wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski, Polish composer, musicologist, music critic and mountain climber, is born.

in 1922 - Murray “the K” Kaufman (New York disc jockey) is born.
in 1924 - Arghyris Kounadis, Greek composer, is born.
in 1925 - Elliot Lawrence, American jazz pianist, bandleader and composer, is born.

in 1927 - Wyn Morris (Welsh conductor) is born.
in 1931 - Phyllis McGuire, American pop singer (McGuire Sisters), is born.
in 1932 - Bertram Jay Turetzky, American bassist, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1933 - Prince Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, Russian harpsichordist, composer and conductor, is born.
in 1934 - Florence Henderson, American singer and actress, is born.

in 1934 - Michel Corboz (Swiss conductor) is born
in 1934 - Merl Saunders (American multi-genre musician, piano and keyboards) is born

in 1935 - Rob McConnell (Canadian jazz valve trombonist, composer; The Boss Brass) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etx9tZc82GA"]YouTube - ROB MCCONNELL & THE BOSS BRASS THE WALTZ I BLEW FOR YOU[/ame]
in 1937 - Samuel "Magic Sam" Gene Maghett, American blues singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born. Magic Sam is in the Blues Hall of Fame.
in 1937 - Erkki Gustav Melartin, Finnish composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 62.
in 1939 - Norman Christopher "Chris" Pyne, English jazz trombonist, is born. Pyne played with many of the greats of British jazz and R&B, as well as with several American artists.
in 1940 - Lillie Bryant, American pop singer (Billy & Lillie), is born.
in 1943 - Eric Anderson, American folk, folk-rock and blues singer/songwriter, gutiarist, harmonica player and keyboardist, is born.
in 1943 - Maceo Parker, American funk and soul-jazz saxophonist, singer, composer, flautist and bandleader (James Brown, P-Funk), is born.


in 1943 - Dora Gerson dies at age 43. Jewish German cabaret singer and motion picture actress of the silent film era. Born in Berlin she began her career as a touring singer and actress in the Holtorf Tournee Truppe alongside actor Mathias Wieman in Germany. In 1920, Dora was cast to appear in the successful film adaptation of the Karl May penned novel Auf den Trümmern des Paradieses/On the Brink of Paradise and later followed that same year in another May adaptation entitled Die Todeskarawane/Caravan of Death. In 1933 when the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, she was stripped of rights and blacklisted from performing in "Aryan" films. Dora began recording music for a small Jewish record company and also began recording in the Yiddish language during this time, and the 1936 song "Der Rebe Hot Geheysn Freylekh Zayn" became highly regarded by the Jews of Europe in the 1930s. Her best remembered recordings from this era were the songs "Backbord und Steuerbord" and "Vorbei" /Beyond Recall, which was an emotional ballad, subtlely memorializing a Germany before the rise of the Nazi Party. In 1936, Dora relocated with relatives to the Netherlands, fleeing Nazi persecution. Germany invaded the Netherlands, Dora and her family were seized trying to flee to Switzerland, a neutral nation in World War II Europe (died with her family at Auschwitz concentration camp, Poland)

in 1945 - Vic Briggs, Vikram Singh Khalsa, "Antione," English rock guitarist and pianist (The Animals), Indian classical musician and Hawaiian chant musician, is born.
in 1946 - Doug Simril, American rock guitarist and keyboardist (Steve Miller Band, Boz Scaggs), is born.
in 1947 - Tim Buckley, American folk, rock and fusion singer/songwriter and guitarist, is born.
in 1948 - Wally Tax, Dutch rock (Nederbeat) singer/songwriter, guitarist and haromonica player (The Outsiders), is born.
in 1949 - Jimmie Randall, American rock bassist (Jo Jo Gunne, The Dead Pyrates Society), is born.
in 1950 - Roger Fisher, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Heart, Alias), is born.
in 1950 - Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian pop and rock singer/songwriter, guitarist and actor (Louisette, De Centimeters), is born.
in 1951 - Michael Doucet, American Cajun fiddler, singer/songwriter and accordionist (BeauSoleil), is born.
in 1951 - Kenny Hyslop, Scottish rock drummer and teacher (Silk/PVC2, Simple Minds, One O'Clock Gang), is born.
in 1953 - Wayne Siegel, American composer, is born. In the mid 70's he moved to Denmark and has been living and working there ever since.
in 1955 - Charles Cuvillier, French composer, dies at 77.

in 1955 - Ruby Murray was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Softly, Softly'. The Belfast-born recording and TV star of the mid 50s was the first act to score five simultaneous Top 20 hits.
in 1957 - Soile Isokoski (Finnish soprano) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGTGbVgqNiE"]YouTube - Soile Isokoski Strauss: Four Last Songs September[/ame]
in 1959 - Renée Fleming (US soprano) is born
in 1959 - Cliff Richard was voted the best new singer in the annual NME awards.

in 1959 - Baby Dodds /Warren Dodds dies at age 60. American jazz drummer born in New Orleans, Louisiana gained his reputation as a top young drummer in New Orleans, then worked on Mississippi River steamship bands with a young Louis Armstrong. True or not, it is said that Baby Dodds revolutionized the drum kit by inventing the floor bass or "kick drum". He moved to California in 1921 to work with Joe "King" Oliver there, and followed Oliver to Chicago, which became his base of operations. He recorded with Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Art Hodes, and his brother Johnny Dodds. In the late 1940s he worked at Jimmy Ryan's in New York City. On some of his trips back to New Orleans, he recorded with Bunk Johnson.

in 1961 - The Beatles perform at the Cassanova Club, Liverpool, and at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool where they play a special Valentine's Day show. Paul McCartney sang Elvis Presley's "Wooden Heart", wearing wooden heart pinned to his coat, covered with satin and embroidered with the names "John", "Paul", "George", and "Pete". The heart was raffled off, and the winner also won a kiss from Paul.

in 1961 - Latifa Bint Alayah Al Arfaoui (Tunisian singer) is born
in 1962 - Mike Milliner (US vocals; The Pasadenas) is born
in 1963 - D'Wayne Wiggins, American R&B/soul singer/songwriter and guitarist (Tony! Toni! Tone!), is born.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPCZxtTnazk"]YouTube - d'wayne wiggins " close to you " music video[/ame]
in 1965 - Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer, conductor, writer and member of Les Apaches, dies at 84. Inghelbrecht was director of the Opera d’Alger, and music director of the Opéra-Comique, as well as forming the Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française in 1934.
in 1968 - Manfred Mann were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song 'The Mighty Quinn'. A No.10 hit in the US.
in 1969 - Over 300 fans were injured during a concert by Love Affair and Amen Corner at an ice rink in Glasgow, Scotland.

in 1970 - The compilation album 'Motown Chartbusters Vol 3' went to No.1 on the UK chart, featuring Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and The Four Tops.
in 1970 - The Who appeared at Leeds University, England. The show was recorded for the bands forthcoming 'Live At Leeds' album.

in 1971 - Noriko Sakai (Japanese singer) is born
in 1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono started a week long run as co-hosts on 'Mike Douglas' US TV show.
in 1972 - Rob Thomas, American rock singer/songwriter (Matchbox 20), is born.
in 1972 - Lambertus "Bertus" van Lier, Dutch composer, conductor, musicologist, journalist, translator and teacher, dies at 65.

in 1973 - David Bowie collapsed on stage during a concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
in 1974 - Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille (of Captain And Tennille) married in Virginia City, while on a promotion tour of the States.
in 1974 - The New Seekers split up during their career the group scored over 10 UK Top 40 singles.
in 1974 - Filippa Giordano (Italian singer) is born
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IRCPjgKUjQ"]YouTube - filippa giordano Me he enamorado de ti[/ame]
in 1975 - Heintje Davids, Dutch cabaret singer and comedienne, dies at 87. Davids survived WWII by hiding in various places, though the rest of her family did not. She had a long career, including several farewell performances, so that in the Netherlands someone who says many goodbyes is a "Heintje Davids."
in 1975 - Scott Owen (Australian double bassist; The Living End) is born
in 1976 - Scottish band Slik were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Forever And Ever.' The group featured Midge Ure later of Visage and Ultravox.
in 1976 - Liv Kristine (Norwegian singer; Leaves' Eyes) is born
in 1977 - Donna Cruz (Filipina actress, singer) is born
in 1978 – Dwele /Andwele Gardner (US R&B, soul singer, record producer) is born
in 1980 - Lou Reed married Sylvia Morales at a ceremony in his New York apartment. 1980, The Tourists kicked off a 12-date UK tour at the Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich. Tickets £3.50.
in 1981 - Erin Torpey (US actress, singer) is born
in 1983 - Rhydian Roberts (Welsh singer; second place in UK X Factor 2007) is born
in 1984 - Elton John married recording engineer Renate Blauer in Sydney, Australia. The couple divorced three years later.
in 1985 - Miki Yeung (Hong Kong singer, actress) is born
in 1985 - Heart Evangelista /Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco (Filipina singer, TV and movie actress) is born


in 1986 - Edmund Rubbra dies at age 85. English Composer born in Northampton, he composed both instrumental and vocal works for soloists, chamber groups and full choruses and orchestras. It is a measure of the high esteem in which he was held in the 1940s, that his Sinfonia Concertante and his song Morning Watch were played alongside such works as Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, Kodály's Missa Brevis and Vaughan Williams's Job, at the 1948 Three Choirs Festival.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMSq1Bd1Pss"]YouTube - Edmund Rubbra, Symphony No.4 (1/2)[/ame]
in 1986 - Frank Zappa appeared on an episode of the television series Miami Vice. Zappa portrayed a crime boss named 'Mr. Frankie.'
in 1987 - Djalma de Andrade "Bola Sete" Brazilian jazz guitarist, dies at 63.

in 1987 - Julia Savicheva (Russian singer) is born
in 1987 - Bon Jovi started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Livin' On A Prayer', the group's second US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.
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in 1988 - Frederick Loewe dies at age 86. Austrian-American composer, born in Berlin; an early age he learned to play piano by ear and and he began composing songs at age seven. He eventually attended a music conservatory in Berlin. He began to visit the Lambs Club, a hangout for theater performers, producers, managers, and directors. There, he met Alan J. Lerner in 1942. Their first collaboration of many, was a musical adaptation of Barry Connor's farce The Patsy, called Life of the Party, for a Detroit stock company. It enjoyed a nine-week run and encouraged the duo to join forces with Arthur Pierson for What's Up?, which opened on Broadway in 1943. It ran for 63 performances and was followed two years later by The Day Before Spring. Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady first appeared in 1956. The partnership won the Tony Award for Best Musical. MGM took notice and commissioned them to write the film musical Gigi in 1958, which won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Freerick was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS9NMEQ7tjY"]YouTube - Frederic Loewe: My Fair Lady - Maria Makraki, conductor[/ame]
in 1988 - Quentin Mosimann (Swiss singer; winner of Star Academy France 7) is born

in 1989 - Vincent Crane Vincent Rodney Cheesman dies at age 45. English keyboardist born in Reading, Berkshire, influenced by Graham Bond, in 1967 he teamed up with Arthur Brown in The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown. Their self-titled album in 1968 contained the song "Fire", a chart-topping hit single in the UK, Canada, and the US, with Vincent's organ on the leads. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown practically dissolved on tour in the U.S.A., when Crane and drummer Carl Palmer left to form Atomic Rooster in late 1969. They enjoyed success in 1971 with two hit singles, "Tomorrow Night", and "Devil's Answer". He collaborated with other musicians on a number of albums, including Rory Gallagher in 1971, Arthur Brown's Faster Than The Speed Of Lightin in 1979, Peter Green, Richard Wahnfried and Dexys Midnight Runners in 1985. In 1983 he was part of the one-off blues outfit, Katmandu, with Ray Dorset and Green, who recorded the album A Case For The Blues (died of an overdose of painkillers after a brave fight against manic-depression)


in 1990 - Tony Holiday /Rolf Peter Knigge dies at age 39. German singer-songwriter born in Hamburg, he had his first chart hit in '77 with "Tanze Samba mit Mir"/"Dance the Samba With Me", which became a hit in Germany and Austria, peaking at No.4 in the German charts. In 1979 he participated with the title "Zuviel Tequila, zuviel schöne Mädchen"/"Too Much Tequila, Too Many Beautiful Girls"/ in the German finals for the Eurovision Song Contest and the song finished in 9th place. Between 1975 and 1984, he performed 11 times on the popular German music TV program ZDF-Hitparade. In 2000, his single "Tanze Samba mit Mir" was prominently featured in the Teddy Award-winning François Ozon directed film Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (AIDS)
in 1990 - The Rolling Stones played the first of ten nights at the Korakuen Dome, Tokyo, Japan. The shows were seen by over 500,000 fans, making the band $20 million (£11.76 million).
in 1992 - The film 'Waynes World', with a brief cameo appearance from Meat Loaf premiered in the US.

in 1993 - Buddy Pepper, American pianist, composer and actor, dies at 70.
in 1994 - Gary "BB" Coleman, American blues singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist and producer, dies at 47.

in 1994 - Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia married moviemaker Deborah Koons.
in 1995 - Rapper Tupac Shakur was sentenced to one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half years in prison on a sexual abuse charge. He was later released on appeal.

in 1996 – Taiguara /Taiguara Chalar da Silva dies at age 50. Brazilian singer, guitarist and pianist, born in Montevideo, Uruguay when his father toured the country as a musician. In 1964, he joined the Sambalanço Trio and later in 1965, he recorded his first of several albums, and in the following years won many awards. Due to his political views in the 70s, he left Brazil settling in London UK, then Tanzania and other countries in Africa before returning to his home country in the 80s. Taiguara was one of the most censored Brazilian artists to date, having close to 100 songs vetoed throughout his career. Some of his biggest hits were "Universo No Teu Corpo", "Teu Sonho Não Acabou", "Viagem", "Berço de Marcela", "Que as Crianças Cantem Livres", "Hoje", "Amanda", "Carne e Osso", "Geração 70" and "Mudou" (bladder cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkBMAPQXYGA"]YouTube - Taiguara - Universo no teu corpo[/ame]
in 1996 - T.A.F.K.A.P. married Mayte Garcia in a Minneapolis church, he also composed a special song for his wife, 'Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother, Wife', which she heard for the first time when they had their first wedding dance. Garcia had appeared on the US television program 'That's Incredible!' at the age of 8 as the world's youngest professional belly dancer. She came to the attention of Prince in 1990 when her mother submitted a video cassette of Mayte performing. The couple split in 1998.

in 1998 - Usher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Nice & Slow'.
in 1998 - Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On' set a new recorded for the most radio plays in the US with 116 million plays in one week.
in 1999 - Lenny Kravitz scored his first UK No.1 single with 'Fly Away' a No.12 hit in the US. The track had been used on a TV ad for cars. 1999, US rapper Foxy Brown was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Chyna Doll.’
in 1999 - Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV.

in 1999 - Buddy Knox dies at age 65. American singer, guitarist; the first artist of the rock & roll era to write and record his own number one hit, 1957's million-selling classic "Party Doll", a pioneer of the Lone Star State rockabilly sound that would later earn the name "Tex-Mex". "Gypsy Man" hit the Nashville charts in 1968, it proved his final chart hit. Buddy ultimately relocalated to Vancouver, opening a nightclub called the Purple Steer and toured extensively throughout the 1970s and 1980s (lung cancer)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASdKkNetnBU&feature=related"]YouTube - Buddy Knox.....A White Sport Coat[/ame]
in 2002 - Mick Tucker dies at age 54. English drummer, born in Harlseden, London; In 1965, Mick and vocalist Ian Gillan formed a soul band Wainwright's Gentlemen; Brian Connolly replaced Ian. Mick and Brian left Wainwright's Gentlemen in 1968 to form another band, calling themselves The Sweetshop before changing the name to Sweet, which became one of the main glam rock acts in the 1970s. During the early years of 1971 and 1972, Sweet's musical style followed a marked progression from the bubblegum style of the first hit, "Funny Funny", to a Who influenced heavy rock style supplemented by a striking use of high-pitched backing vocals. The band achieved notable success in the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone, with "Block Buster" in 1973 topping the chart, followed by three consecutive number two hits in "Hell Raiser" and "The Ballroom Blitz" both in 1973 and "Teenage Rampage" in 1974. Their first self-written and produced single "Fox on the Run" in 1975 also reached number two on the UK charts. Sweet extensively toured the US and had a strong following in America (leukaemia)

in 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer with glam rock band Sweet died of leukaemia. Had the 1973 UK No.1 single 'Blockbuster', plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles.
in 2003 - Stolen reel-to-reel studio recordings by The Beatles were found in Australia. Police recovered the tapes of the bands 1968 'White album' and the 'Abbey Road' album after they were advertised for sale in a Sydney newspaper. Australian police had been tipped off by British detectives from Operation Acetone, an investigation into thefts of original Beatles music from Abbey Road studios in London in the 1960's .

in 2003 - David Bowie played to a sold-out 35,000 strong crowd at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.
in 2004 - Dave Holland, former drummer with Judas Priest was jailed for eight years for indecent assault and the attempted rape of a 17-year old boy. The youth, who had learning difficulties, had been taking drum lessons from Holland.


in 2005 - Kerrang! magazine announced the results of its readers’ poll for the best British rock albums ever. The Top 10 were: No.1, Black Sabbath’s Black Sabbath; No.2, Iron Maiden’s Number Of The Beast; No.3 Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the ********; No. 4, Led Zeppelin’s IV; No.5, Black Sabbath’s Paranoid; No.6, Muse’s Absolution; No.7, The Clash’s London Calling; No.8, Queen’s Sheer Heart Attack; No.9, Iron Maiden’s Iron Maiden and No.10, Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible.


in 2006 - Shoshana Damari dies at age 87. Israeli singer and actress; in 1945, she joined Li-La-Lo, a revue theatre founded by impresario Moshe Wallin. She became known for her distinctive husky voice and Yemenite pronunciation. Her first record was released in 1948 and her best known song was Kalaniyot (Anemones). Shoshana was especially popular among Israeli soldiers, for whom she frequently performed. In the mid-1980s, she teamed up with Boaz Sharabi for a duet that brought her back into the limelight. She was awarded the Israel Prize in 1988 for Hebrew song and a Life Achievement Award by the Israeli Composers and Publishers Association in 1995. In 2005, aged 82, she recorded two tracks for the Mimaamakim album by Idan Raichel's Project and participated in some of their live performances (pneumonia)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwVvwo_NSwk"]YouTube - Idan Raichel Project - Shoshana Damari - A Leaf in the wind[/ame]
in 2006 - Lynden David Hall dies at age 31. British singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer; in 1999, he was the first UK performer ever voted "Best Male Artist" by the readers of Britain's Blues & Soul magazine. His debut album, Medicine 4 My Pain, as well as the singles "Do I Qualify" and "Sexy Cinderella", had an instant appeal to soul fans in the UK and elsewhere, but it was not until his work got the remix treatment that he got his big breakthrough. Lynden appeared in the film Love Actually in 2003, where he sang at the wedding of the characters played by Keira Knightley and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Two years later, he released his third studio album In Between Jobs (Hodgkin's lymphoma)

in 2007 - Gareth Morris dies at age 86. British flautist born in Clevedon, Somerset, began to play the flute when he was 12, and studied privately with Robert Murchie. At 18 he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. During World War II he joined the Royal Air Force and was principal flute in the RAF Symphony Orchestra. Gareth was the principal flautist of a number of London orchestras including the Boyd Neel Orchestra before joining the Philharmonia Orchestra, where he was the principal flautist for 24 years and Professor of the Flute at the Royal Academy of Music from 1945 to 1985. He was known for using wooden flutes, at a time when most other players had switched to using metal flutes.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clppvVaPHRs"]YouTube - Gareth Morris - Domine Deus Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle[/ame]
in 2007 - Winners at the 27th annual Brit Awards at London's Earls Court included Muse who won Best British Live Act, British Breakthrough Act went to The Fratellis. Winner of the Best International Breakthrough Act was Orson. Take That won the first-ever live vote, when they took home the Best British Single for 'Patience.' Arctic Monkeys were named Best British Group, James Morrison was named Best British Male and Amy Winehouse won Best British Female. Justin Timberlake won Best International Male and Nelly Furtado won Best International female. The Killers won Best International Group and Best International Album for Sam's Town and Oasis won the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.

in 2008 - Oasis singer Liam Gallagher married his long-term partner, the ex-All Saints singer Nicole Appleton at a civil ceremony in London. The venue, Westminster Register Office, was where Gallagher married his first wife, Patsy Kensit, in 1997. 2009, Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Working on a Dream’, his 16th studio album. 2010, Everybody Hurts, recorded to help Haiti's earthquake victims went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. The REM cover featured Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and Take That sold over 453,000 copies in its first week.


in 2009 - Louie Bellson /Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni dies at age 84. Italian-American jazz drummer; at the age of 15, he pioneered the double-bass drum set-up, at 17, he triumphed over 40,000 drummers to win the Slingerland National Gene Krupa contest. He performed and/or recorded around 200 albums as a leader, co-leader or sideman with such renowned musicians and leaders such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Woody Herman, Norman Granz' J.A.T.P., Benny Carter, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Hank Jones, Zoot Sims, Sonny Stitt, Milt Jackson, Clark Terry, Louie Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Shelly Manne, Billy Cobham, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Pearl Bailey, Mel Tormé, Joe Williams, Wayne Newton, and film composer John Williams. Louie has performed in virtually every capital city around the world, and among his numerous accolades, he had been voted into the Halls of Fame for both Modern Drummer magazine and the Percussive Arts Society, Yale University named him a Duke Ellington Fellow in 1977, he received an honorary Doctorate from Northern Illinois University in 1985 and in January 1994, he received the prestigious American Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, a U.S. federal agency (died unexpectedly while convalescing after breaking a hip)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfNeTdETW5U"]YouTube - LOUIE BELLSON[/ame]
in 2010 - Doug Fieger dies at age 57. American singer-songwriter and guitarist Doug Fieger were born and raised in the 9 Mile/Coolidge area of Oak Park, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit, and attended Oak Park High School. While still at school he sang lead and played bass in the group Sky, eventually recording two albums in 1970 and 1971. Doug also played bass guitar in the German progressive rock band Triumvirat for a short period in 1974. After which he founded the New Wave rock quartet The Knack based in Los Angeles that rose to fame with their first single, "My Sharona", an international No.1 hit. In addition to performing, Fieger also produced the Rubber City Rebels debut album for Capitol Records and another album for the Los Angeles-based band, Mystery Pop (cancer)
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Jazz pianist George Shearing dies at 91

NEW YORK – Sir George Shearing, the ebullient jazz pianist who wrote the standard "Lullaby of Birdland" and had a string of hits both with and without his quintet, has died. He was 91.
Shearing, blind since birth, died early Monday morning in Manhattan of congestive heart failure, his longtime manager Dale Sheets said.
"He was a totally one-of-a-kind performer," said Sheets. "It was something wonderful to see, to watch him work."

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Jazz pianist George Shearing dies at 91 - Yahoo! News

He was one of my all time favorites. R.I.P. maestro.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNSxiLnJSVQ]YouTube - George Shearing - Lullaby of Birdland[/ame]
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in 1571 - composer Michael Praetorius was born in Creuzberg an der Werra, near Eisenach; he died on his fiftieth birthday
in 1797 - Heinrich Engelhard Steinway (piano builder) was born in Wolfshagen im Harz, Germany
in 1857 - Russian composer Mikhail Glinka died in Berlin at the age of 53
in 1887 - Russian composer Alexander Borodin died in St. Petersburg at the age of 54
in 1905 - American song composer Harold Arlen was born in Buffalo, NY
in 1557 - Alfonso Fontanelli, Italian composer, writer and diplomat, is born.
in 1686 - Jean Baptiste Lully's opera Armide premieres in Paris.
in 1701 - Adam Drese, German bass violist, composer and Kapellmeister, dies at 80.
in 1740 - Ernst Eichner, German basoonist, violinist and composer, is born.
in 1744 - Frantisek Antonin Mica, Czech composer, dies at 49.
in 1760 - Jean-François Le Sueur, French composer, conductor and teacher, is born. Le Sueur lived a fairly eventful life, working both before and after the French Revolution in Paris, then becoming one of Napoleon's favorites, and composing the Triumphal March used at Napoleon's coronation. After the Restoration, he became the composer of the royal chapel, and conductor of the orchestra of the Opéra. Apparently a man who knew how to land on his feet.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbSNEMN0EQI"]YouTube - Jean-François Le Sueur - Oratorios du couronnement - March[/ame]
in 1761 - Carlo Cecere, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 54.
in 1778 - Johann Gottlieb Gorner, German organist and composer, dies at 80.
in 1783 - Johann Nepomuk Poissl, German composer, opera intendant, and musicologist, is born.
in 1789 - Friedrich Fesca, German violinist, composer and concertmaster, is born.
in 1807 - Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, Polish pianist, composer and conductor, is born.
in 1822 - Theodor Uhlig, illegitimate son of Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, violinst, composer, writer and friend of Richard Wagner, is born.
in 1832 - Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, German-Danish organist, composer and teacher, dies at 85.
in 1847 - Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer and teacher, is born.
in 1855 - Gustav Hollaender, German violinist, composer, conductor and teacher, is born.
in 1857 - Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, considered by some to be the father of Russian classical music. He composed Patrioticheskaya Pesnya, which was the Russian national anthem from 1990 to 2000. Putin re-instated the Soviet national anthem.
in 1874 - Emilis Melngailis, Latvian organist, composer, folklorist and teacher, is born.
in 1885 - Richard Wurz, German composer, is born.
in 1885 - Leopold Damrosch, German-American violinist, composer and conductor, dies at 52.
in 1893 - Walter Donaldson, American pop songwriter and film composer/arranger, is born.
in 1899 - Georges Auric, French composer, member of Les Six, is born.
in 1907 - Jean Langlais, French organist, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1920 - Ingmar Milveden, Swedish composer and musicologist, is born.
in 1921 - Hans Haym, German composer and conductor, dies at 60.
in 1924 - Lionel Monckton, English composer and writer, dies at 62.
in 1927 - Gottfrid Grasbeck, Finnish composer, conductor, choral director and teacher, is born.
in 1937 - Zoltan Pesko, Hungarian conductor, teacher and music director, is born.
in 1939 - Alvin Cash, American pop singer and actor (The Crawlers/ Registers), is born.
in 1941 - Brian Holland, American pianist, singer, songwriter and producer (Holland-Dozier-Holland), is born. Holland is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCGgmfUFyYI"]YouTube - Brian Holland playing Ragtime Dance[/ame]
in 1942 - Guido Adler, Austrian musicologist, dies at 91.
in 1942 - Stanislav Binicki, Serbian composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 69.
in 1944 - Mick Avory, English rock drummer and percussionist (The Kinks), is born.
in 1944 - Denny Zager, American rock singer/songwriter and guitarist (Zager & Evans), is born.
in 1945 - John Helliwell, English rock saxophonist and keyboardist (Supertramp), is born.


in 1946 - Louis "Putney" Dandridge dies at age 44. American bandleader, jazz pianist, vocalist born in Richmond, Virginia. He began his career in 1918 performing as a pianist in the revue The Drake and Walker Show. From 1935 to 1936, he recorded numerous tracks under his own name, many of which highlighted some major jazz talents of the period, including Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Henry "Red" Allen, Buster Bailey, John Kirby, Chu Berry, Cozy Cole and more. He seemed to vanish from the music scene in the late thirties, it is speculated that he may have retired due to ill health.

in 1947 - John Coolidge Adams, American composer and teacher, is born. Adams composed the music for the famous minimalist opera Nixon in China, and received the Pulitzer Prize for his On the Transmigration of Souls, a tribute to the victims of the September 11 2001 attacks.
in 1947 - David Brown, American rock bassist (Santana, Boz Scaggs), is born.
in 1949 - Christopher Rouse, American composer and teacher, is born.
in 1951 - Melissa Manchester, American pop singer/songwriter and actress, is born.
in 1957 - Jake E Lee, American rock guitarist (Ozzy Osbourne), is born.
in 1959 - Ali Campbell, British reggae singer/songwriter and guitarist (UB40), is born.
in 1960 - Mikey Craig, British pop bassist (Culture Club), is born.

in 1961 - Singer Jackie Wilson was left with a stomach wound after Juanita Jones a female fan went to his New York apartment demanding to see him. Jones' gun went off as he tried to disarm her.
in 1964 - The Beatles scored their first US No.1 album with 'Meet The Beatles!' The album stayed at No.1 for eleven weeks.
in 1964 - The Dave Clark Five appeared on the UK TV show 'Thank Your Lucky Stars.'


in 1965 - Nat King Cole dies at age 45. American singer born in Montgomery, Alabama; his rich, husky voice and careful enunciation, and the warmth, intimacy, and good humor of his approach to singing, allowed him to succeed with both ballads and novelties such that he scored over 100 pop chart singles and more than two dozen chart albums over a period of 20 years, enough to rank him behind only Sinatra as the most successful pop singer of his generation. His hits included "Nature Boy", "Mona Lisa", "Too Young", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Ramblin' Rose" and his signature tune "Unforgettable". He first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. Although an accomplished pianist, he owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. He was one of the first black Americans to host a television variety show, and has maintained worldwide popularity since his death; he is widely considered one of the most important musical personalities in United States history. An official United States postage stamp featuring Nat's likeness was issued in 1994 and in 2000 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the major influences for early Rock and Roll; Father of singer Natalie Cole. (lung cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ayQq5AQxF0"]YouTube - Nat King Cole Oscar Peterson Trio & Coleman Hawkins - Sw[/ame]
in 1968 - Gloria Trevi, Mexican pop-rock singer/songwriter, is born. VH1 called her "Supreme Diva of the Mexican Pop."
in 1968 - Marion Walter Jacobs "Little Walter" American blues and R&B singer/songwriter and harmonica player, dies at 37. Little Walter is the only person in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a harmonica player. He's also in the Blues Hall of Fame. His harmonica playing has had a large influence on subsequent artists.


in 1968 - Little Walter/ Marion Walter Jacobs dies at age 37. US blues singer & harmonica player; said to be the first harmonica player to amplify his harp giving it a distorted echoing sound. His revolutionary harmonica technique has earned comparisons to Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix in its impact, his virtuosity and musical innovations reached heights of expression never previously imagined on blues harmonica. He was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10th 2008, making him the only artist ever to be inducted specifically for his work as a harmonica player. In 1952 his debut session "Juke", spent eight weeks at No.1 on the Billboard magazine R&B charts, it was the only harmonica instrumental ever to become a No.1 hit on the R&B charts. He had three more harmonica instrumentals which reached the Billboard R&B top 10: "Off the Wall", "Roller Coaster", and "Sad Hours" (died from injuries incurred in a street fight)

in 1968 - The Lennons and Harrisons arrived in India to study meditation with the Maharishi, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr arrived four days later. Ringo returned before the others comparing the experience to be like a Butlins holiday camp.
in 1969 - Singer Vickie Jones was arrested on fraud charges for impersonating Aretha Franklin in concert at Fort Myers, Florida. No-one in the audience had asked for their money back.

in 1969 - Sly and the Family Stone started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Everyday People', their first No.1.
in 1969, 'Diana Ross and The Supremes Join The Temptations' started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart.

in 1969 - Pee Wee Russell/Charles Ellsworth Russell dies at age 62. American jazz clarinet and saxophones born in Maplewood, Missouri and grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma. As a young boy he first studied violin, then piano, and for a while settled on drums, including all the associated special effects. When he saw New Orleans jazz clarinetist Alcide "Yellow" Nunez. Russell was so amazed he took up.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAGkN34xn9c"]YouTube - Pee Wee Russell-1958[/ame]
in 1971 - Marian Viktorovich Koval, Russian composer and choir director, dies at 63.
in 1974 - Kurt Magnus Atterberg, Swedish cellist, composer, conductor and music critic, dies at 86. Atterberg helped found the Society of Swedish Composers and the Swedish Performing Rights Society, and was Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
in 1974 - Tomi Petteri Putaansuu "Mr. Lordi" Finnish rock singer/songwriter (Lordi), is born. Lordi won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006.
in 1974 - Stuart Richardson, British rock bassist (Lostprophets), is born.


in 1974 - Kurt Atterberg dies at age 86. Swedish composer born in Gothenburg; he is best known for his symphonies, operas and ballets. Brahms and Reger were his ideals and his music combines their influences with Swedish folk tunes. For the Schubert centenary in 1928, the Columbia Gramophone Company sponsored a competition for a symphony completing or inspired by Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony, and Kurt won the first prize of $10,000 with his Symphony No. 6. The symphony was recorded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1928 and Arturo Toscanini on November 21, 1943 and he himself also conducted the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a recording of the symphony, which was released on 78-rpm discs
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXpwnZdgN0k"]YouTube - Kurt Atterberg - Värmlands Rhapsody, Op.36[/ame]
in 1975 - Linda Ronstadt went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You're No Good', the singers only solo chart topper out of 12 other top 40 hits. Also today Ronstadt went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Heart Like A Wheel.'
in 1976 - Brandon Boyd, American rock singer, guitarist, didgeridoo and djembe player (Incubus), is born.
in 1976 - Ronnie Vannucci Jr., American rock drummer (The Killers), is born.

in 1977 - Glen Matlock was fired as bass player from The Sex Pistols, being replaced by Sid Vicious. Matlock rejoined in the 90's when the Pistol's reformed.
in 1978 - "Professor" Alex Bradford, American gospel singer/songwriter, arranger and choir director, dies at 51. Bradford's performance style influenced artists such as Little Richard, Ray Charles and Bob Marley. He's in the Alabama Hall of Fame.
in 1981 - Olivia Theresa Longott "Olivia" American R&B singer, is born.
in 1981 - Thomas Beversdorf, American composer and teacher, dies at 57.

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in 1981 - Mike Bloomfield dies at age 37. American guitarist and composer, born in Chicago, he joined the Paul Butterfield's band in 1964, Paul and Michael inspired and challenged each other as they alteratively traded exciting riffs. Their exuberant, electric Chicago blues inspired a generation of white bluesmen, with Bloomfield's work on the the band's self-titled debut, and the subsequent record East-West, bringing wide acclaim to him. Mike was also a session musician, gaining wide recognition for his work with Bob Dylan during his first explorations into electric music, and his sound was a major part of Dylan's change of style, especially on Highway 61 Revisited. He relocated to San Francisco and formed The Electric Flag band which debuted at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and issued an album, A Long Time Comin'. After which Mike worked with Al Kooper before going solo. He continued with solo, session and back-up work from 1969 to 1980, releasing his first solo work "It's Not Killing Me" in 1969. He was ranked at number 22 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" in 2003. (Mike was found dead in a car, he had died of an accidental drug overdose)

in 1981 - Karl Richter dies at age 55. German conductor, organist, and harpsichordist, born in Plauen and studied first in Dresden, and later in Leipzig, where he received his degree in 1949. In the same year, he became organist at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig. In 1951, he moved to Munich, where he taught at the conservatory and was cantor and organist at St. Mark's Church. He also conducted the Münchener Bach-Chor starting in 1954 and the Münchener Bach-Orchester. In the 1960s and 1970s, he did a great deal of recording and undertook tours to Japan, America, Canada, Latin-America, and Eastern Europe including the Soviet Union (heart attack while staying in a hotel in Munich)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHRZ7QCBPro"]YouTube - Bach - Passacaglia BWV 582 - Karl Richter - Organ[/ame]
in 1984 - Ethel Merman / Ethel Agnes Zimmermann in 76. American actress and singer; born in Queens, New York City, she was known primarily for her powerful voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage". Among the many standards introduced by Ethel in Broadway musicals are "I Got Rhythm", "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "It's De-Lovely", "Friendship", "You're the Top", "Anything Goes", and "There's No Business Like Show Business", which later became her theme song. She stared as Annie Oakley in the musical Annie Get Your Gun, which opened on May 16, 1946 at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for nearly three years and 1,147 performances. During that time, Ethel took only two vacations and missed only two performances due to illness. She and Irvin Berlin reunited for Call Me Madam in 1950, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, and she went on to star in the 1953 screen adaptation as well, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance. The following year she appeared as the matriarch of the singing and dancing Donahue family in There's No Business Like Show Business, a film with a Berlin score (On April 7th 1983, she was preparing to leave for LA to appear on the 55th Academy Awards telecast when she collapsed. She was diagnosed with glioblastoma and underwent brain surgery to have the malignant tumor removed. She died 10 months later in her sleep)

in 1985 - During a UK tour The Boomtown Rats appeared at The Gaumont, Ipswich, England.
in 1986 - Sade started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Promise.'
in 1986 - Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Will I Know', it made No.5 in the UK.
in 1987 - Jimmy Holiday, American R&B singer/songwriter, dies at 42.
in 1987 - Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, Finnish composer, dies at 57.

in 1988 - After singer Jo Elliot had referred to El Paso as 'the place with all those greasy Mexicans' Def Leppard were forced to cancel a concert in El Paso, after they received threats that the gig would be disrupted.

in 1988 - Al Cohn dies at age 62. American jazz tenor sax player; In the '40s he worked with Joe Marsala, Georgie Auld, Boyd Raeburn, Alvino Rey, and Buddy Rich before becoming one of the "Four Brothers" in Woody Herman's Second Herd where he gained his a reputation as a lyrical flowing soloist. Al went on to play with many other musicians but his best-known association was his partnership with tenor player Zoot Sims, beginning in 1956. They continued to play together sporadically until the death of Zoot in March of 1985. In addition to his work as a jazz saxophonist he was a noted arranger, his work included the Broadway productions of "Raisin" and "Sophisticated Ladies"
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_qktwDYNzw"]YouTube - Al Cohn - We Three / Blue Lou[/ame]
in 1991 - Kelly Emberg the ex-girlfriend of Rod Stewart filed a $25 million (£14.7 million) palimony suit in Los Angeles.
in 1992 - William H Schuman, American composer and admistrator, dies at 81. Schuman won in the first Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1943, was president of the Juilliard School of Music, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts.


in 1992 - William Schuman dies at age 81. American composer and administrator, born in New York, NY. He wrote songs in high school with his friend Frank Loesser. In 1930 he began studying composition with Roy Harris. He achieved success with his American Festival Overture (1939), and his Secular Cantata No. 2: A Free Song won the first Pulitzer Prize for music (1943). His other works include ballets for Martha Graham, the popular New England Triptych (1956), and 10 symphonies. As president of the Juilliard School (1945 – 62), he modernized its curriculum. As the first president of Lincoln Center (1962 – 68), he brought together several music organizations and established its Chamber Music Society and Mostly Mozart program.

in 1993 - George Wallington (Giacinto Figlia), Italian-American bop jazz pianist and composer, dies at 68.


in 1995 - Bob Stinson dies at age 36. American lead guitarist; he formed The Replacements, formerly Dog's Breath, in Minneapolis, in 1979 with his younger 12 year old half-brother Tommy and drummer Chris Mars; a year later, Bob brought in Paul Westerberg on second guitar and vocals. Bob was forced out of the band in late 1986. After which he formed the band Model Prisoner, before founding Static Taxi in 1988 recording two albums Stinson Boulevard not released until 2000 and Closer 2 Normal released in 2003, before folding in the summer of 1991. His last band was The Bleeding Hearts, which he formed with his roommate Mike Leonard. One of their most high-profile performances was opening for his brother Tommy's band Bash & Pop in 1993. His last public performance was playing with Minneapolis Countryswing band Trailer Trash at Lee's Liquor Bar in late 1994 (he did not die of a drug overdose, as is frequently reported, but rather his body simply wore out after years of alcohol and drug abuse)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssphmAC8r08"]YouTube - Wilcox Hotel: Dashboard Jesus Tour: Bob Stinson 6 7 08[/ame]
in 1996 - it was reported that Take That were the UK's biggest single selling artists with sales over 3.9.million.

in 1996 - Lucio Agostini dies at age 82. Italian-born composer and conductor who established his career in Canada. At 16, he was playing with the Montreal Philharmonic Orchestra as a cellist and was a part-time band player in a nightclub band playing saxophone and clarinet. It is at 18 years of age that he began his professional music career working first with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and later with television. Lucio began a long career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto from 1943, beginning with radio work, and subsequently the broadcaster's US-based television programs through the 1950s. He took part in the production of Front Page Challenge, The Tommy Ambrose Show and World of Music. He won the John Drainie Award from ACTRA in 1983 in recognition of his contributions to broadcasting in Canada

in 1997 - Texas went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'White On Blonde.'
in 1997 - U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Discotheque', the bands third UK No.1 single. The entire track was leaked onto the internet in December 1996, forcing U2 to move the release date.


in 1999 - Big L /Lamont Coleman dies at age 24. American rapper who made significant contributions to the New York City music scene in the 1990s as a member of the hip hop collective D.I.T.C. In 1993 Big L was signed to Columbia Records and released his first single "Devil's Son". His debut solo album, Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous, was released in March 1995. The album featured guest appearances from a number of artists, notably Kid Capri, Lord Finesse, and then-unknown Cam'ron and Jay-Z. Two singles, "M.V.P" and "Put It On", were released from the album, both of which reached the top twenty-five of Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks. (possibility in retaliation for something his brother did, Big L was shot and killed just before releasing his second album The Big Picture)

in 2000 - Sting pulled-out of a concert in Vienna in protest at the inclusion of Jorg Haider's far right freedom party in Austria's new government. Lou Reed had also cancelled shows in the country.
in 2002 - Kerrang! Magazine overtook the New Musical Express for the first time to become the best selling UK weekly music publication. It claimed new bands such as Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park had given them a new teenage audience.
in 2004 - Norah Jones scored her second UK No.1 album with ‘Feels Like Home.’
in 2004 - Kenny Chesney was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘When The Sun Comes Down.’

in 2004 - Twista was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Slow Jamz.' He was known for being the fastest rapper in the world.
in 2004 - Sam and Mark went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Beatles song 'With A Little Help From My Friends.' Sam and Mark were the second and third placed entrants from the 2003 "Pop Idol" TV show. The Beatles song had also been a hit for Joe Cocker and Wet Wet Wet.

in 2006 - Winners at this year’s Brit Awards included, James Blunt who won British male solo artist, British female solo artist went to KT Tunstall. Coldplay won Best British album for X&Y and Best British single for 'Speed of Sound.' Kaiser Chiefs won Best British group and Best British Live Act, British urban act went to Lemar, British breakthrough act was Arctic Monkeys, International breakthrough act was won by Jack Johnson. International male solo artist was Kanye West with Madonna winning International female solo artist. Green Day won International group and Best International album with American Idiot and Outstanding contribution to music went to Paul Weller.

in 2008 - A flat once rented by the Beatles in London went up for sale for £1.75m. The band shared the three-bedroom top floor property in Green Street, Mayfair in the autumn of 1963. A publicity photo of the Fab Four peering over a banister, used as the cover for the December 1963 edition of The Beatles Book, was taken at the top of the property's communal stairwell.

in 2009 - Lily Allen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘It's Not Me, It's You’ the singers second album.


in 2005 - Pierre Bachelet dies at age 60. French singer-songwriter; he spent part of his childhood in Calais, which inspired his signature tune "Les corons" in 1982, it is also used as the supporter's anthem for the Lens football club. His other hit songs include "Elle est d'ailleurs", "Écris-moi" and "Marionnettiste" in 1985. He also composed music for movies, including Emmanuelle, Les Bronzés font du ski and the British-made Sex with the Stars. His songs from the film Emmanuelle called Emmanuelle In The Mirror and Theme From Emmanuelle, which sold over 4,000,000 copies, have been sampled in the Lily Allen single Littlest Things, released in December of 2006 (lung cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM1NY1jeUh0"]YouTube - Pierre Bachelet Sans Amour[/ame]

in 2007 - Raymond Bernard Evans dies at age 92. American songwriter and an inductee in the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. He was a partner in a composing and songwriting duo with Jay Livingston, known for the songs they composed for films. Ray wrote the lyrics and Livingston the music for the songs. The duo, both members of ASCAP, won three Academy Awards, in 1948 for the song "Buttons and Bows", written for the movie The Paleface; in 1950 for the song "Mona Lisa", written for the movie Captain Carey, U.S.A.; and in 1956 for the song "Que Sera Sera", featured in the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Man Who Knew Too Much and sung by Doris Day. Another popular song that he and Livingston wrote for a film was the song "Tammy", written for the 1957 movie Tammy and the Bachelor. The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song. They also wrote popular TV themes for shows including Bonanza and Mr. Ed. Their Christmas song Silver Bells intended for the 1951 Bob Hope film The Lemon Drop Kid, has become a Christmas standard. In 1958, the songwriting team was nominated for a Tony Award for the musical Oh, Captain!. He also collaborated separately with Henry Mancini, Max Steiner, and Victor Young. The song "Dear Heart" from the 1964 film of the same name was written by Livingston and Evans with Henry Mancini; it was nominated for an Oscar and for the Song of the Year Grammy Award, and was recorded multiple times, charting for Andy Williams, Jack Jones, and Henry Mancini


in 2009 - Joe Cuba dies at age 78. Puerto Rican musician who was considered to be the "Father of Latin Boogaloo"; learnt to play conga as a child. He formed his own band. In 1954, he change the band's name from the Jose Calderon Sextet to the Joe Cuba Sextet, making their debut at the Stardust Ballroom. The band became popular in the New York Latin community. The lyrics to his music used a mixture of Spanish and English, becoming an important part of the Nuyorican Movement. In 1965, the Sextet got their first crossover hit with the Latin and soul fusion of "El Pito (I Never Go Back To Georgia)". April 1999, Joe Cuba was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame, 2004, he was named Grand Marshall of the Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrated in Yonkers, New Yor and he was also the director of the Museum of La Salsa, located in Spanish Harlem, Manhattan, (died in New York, after being removed from life support. He had been hospitalized for a bacterial infection)


in 2010 - Art Van Damme dies at age 89. American jazz singer and accordionist, in Norway, Michigan he bagan playing the accordion at age nine and started classical study when his family moved to Chicago in 1934. In 1941 he joined Ben Bernie's band as an accordionist. He adapted Benny Goodman's music to the accordion. From 1945 to 1960 he worked for NBC, performing on The Dinah Shore Show, Tonight, The Dave Garroway Show and other radio and TV shows with Garroway. He recorded 130 episodes of the 15-minute The Art Van Damme Show for NBC Radio. Art toured Europe and was also popular with jazz listeners in Japan and regularly won the domestic Downbeat reader's poll for his instrument in the same period.( pneumonia)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5uCkOYNWnk"]YouTube - art van damme_gone with the wind (wrubel)[/ame]
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in 1653 - Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70
in 1684 - Bohuslav Matej Czernohorsky, Czech organist, composer and teacher, is born.
in 1709 - Charles Avison, English organist and composer, is baptized. Avison's Essay on Musical Expression is considered the first music criticism published in English.
in 1774 - Pierre Rode, French violinist and composer, is born.

in 1779 - William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies
in 1790 - Chretien Urhan, French violinist, organist, violist, composer and player of the viola d'amore, is baptized.

in 1803 - Jan Vaclav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56
in 1813 - Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, Ukrainian bass-baritone, composer and playwright, is born.

in 1922 - Welsh baritone and opera producer Sir Geraint Evans was born near Pontypridd, South Wales
in 1823 - Johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhFagpbJEt0"]YouTube - O GOD Of Life[/ame]
in 1825 - George Gerson, composer, dies at 34
in 1826 - Franz von Holstein, German composer, is born.

in 1829 - Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95
in 1931 - Dirk Schafer, Dutch pianist/composer (Klavier), dies at 57
in 1836 - Benjamin Edward Woolf, English-American violinist, conductor, playwright and librettist, is born.
in 1847 - Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, Polish-German composer and teacher, is born.
in 1854 - Oscar Fetras, German composer and conductor, is born.
in 1854 - Franz Liszt's symphony Orpheus premieres in Weimar.
in 1856 - Willem Kes, Dutch violinist, composer, conductor and teacher, is born.

in 1864 - Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58
in 1866 - Johann Strauss III, Austrian violinist, conductor and composer, is born.
in 1878 - Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, is born.
in 1890 - Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, Ukrainian composer, musicologist and music theorist, is born.
in 1896 - Alexander Brailowsky, Russian-American pianist, famous for his interpretations of the work of Chopin, is born.
in 1896 - Charles A L Panzéra, French baritone, is born.
in 1901 - Wayne King, American big band saxophonist, singer/songwriter and bandleader "Waltz King," is born.

Wayne King began his professional career as a saxophonist in the Del Lampe Orchestra, then resident in Chicago's famed Trianon Ballroom. In 1927, when his own large orchestra made its debut at the nearby Aragon Ballroom, he adopted a smoother, not Jazzy style and started recording also the "waltzy" tunes, for which he gained the title of „the Waltz King".
His best recordings include such hits as "The Waltz You Saved For Me" (his theme song), "I Don't Know Why", "Goofus," "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" and "Josephine (1937).
In 1950 „Dream a Little Dream..." was a top hit for Frankie Laine. In 1957 it was sung by Doris Day, who was the first singer to record it at the slow tempo in which it had been written. But it is perhaps best known for the rendition by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as "Mama" Cass Elliot of The Mamas & the Papas, in 1968, which sold 7 million copies worldwide.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keFkJ9HDHlQ"]YouTube - Wayne King - Dream A Little Dream Of Me, 1931[/ame]
in 1907 - Fernando Previtali, Italian conductor and teacher, is born.
in 1910 - Miguel Bernal Jiminez, Mexican organist, composer, musicologist and teacher, is born. Jiminez was director of the Conservatorio de las Rosas and dean of the College of Music at Loyola University New Orleans.

in 1910 - Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75
in 1912 - Francisco Raúl Grillo "Machito" Cuban-American singer and bandleader (Machito and his Afro-Cubans), is born. Machito, working with his brother-in-law Mario Bauza, created an exciting mix of latin rhythms and jazz which became very popular in mid 20th century US. Some sources call him the creator of salsa music.
in 1914 - Jimmy Wakely, American country singer / singing cowboy and actor, is born.

in 1915 - Emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies
in 1916 - William Ballard "Bill" Doggett, American jazz and R&B keyboardist, songwriter, arranger and bandleader, is born.

in 1916 - Charlie Fowlkes (American baritone saxophonist; Count Basie/others) is born.
in 1918 - Patty Andrews, American pop singer (Andrews Sisters), is born. The Andrews Sisters are in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
in 1920 - Lee Russell, American jazz/big band singer, is born.
in 1925 - Carlos Paredos, Portuguese guitarist and composer, is born.


in 1928 - Eddie Foy Sr /Edwin Fitzgerald dies at age 71. American vaudevillian, actor, comedian and dancer, born in Greenwich Village, New York City. Between 1910 and 1913, he formed a family vaudeville act, and "Eddie Foy and The Seven Little Foys" quickly turned into a national institution. While Eddie was a stern disciplinarian backstage he portrayed an indulgent papa onstage, and the Foys toured successfully for over a decade and appeared in one motion picture. The family’s story was filmed in 1955 as The Seven Little Foys, with Bob Hope as Eddie Sr (died of a heart attack while headlining on the Orpheum circuit in Kansas City)

in 1929 - Porfi Jiménez (Dominican-Venezuelan trumpet player, arranger, composer, bandleader) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DclzrMVk9FQ"]YouTube - Porfi Jimenez y su Orquesta / Culucucu - 1997[/ame]
in 1930 - Peggy King, American pop singer, actress and television personality, is born.
in 1932 - Otis Blackwell, American R&B, blues and rock and roll singer/songwriter and pianist, is born.
in 1934 - Herbie and Hal Kalin, American pop singers, (The Kalin Twins), are born.
in 1934 - Theodore Austin "Ted" Taylor, American gospel, R&B, soul singer, is born.
in 1935 - Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono, American pop singer/songwriter, arranger, producer and politician, is born.
in 1938 - John Corigliano, Anmerican composer and teacher, is born. Corigliano won an Oscar for his score for the film The Red Violin.

in 1939 - Czeslaw Niemen/Czeslaw Wydrzycki (Polish rock singer, songwriter, multi-musician) is born.
in 1942 - Gabriel Brncic, Chilean composer and teacher, director of the Phonos Electroacoustic Music Studio, is born.

in 1944 - Edmund von Borck, composer, dies at 37.
in 1945 - Pete Christlieb (US jazz bebop, West Coast jazz, hard bop tenor saxophonist) is born.
in 1946 - Marvin Sease (US gospel, then blues singer; Five Gospel Crowns/Gospel Crowns/solo) is born.
in 1949 - Lyn Paul, English pop singer (The New Seekers), is born.

in 1950 - Kazuki Tomokawa (Japanese acid-folk singer) is born.
in 1950 - Lo Man/Roman Tam (Hong Kong singer) is born.
in 1955 - Jeff Clayton, American jazz and R&B saxophonist, flautist and composer, is born.
in 1956 - James Ingram, American soul singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, is born.


in 1957 - Josef Hofmann dies at age 81. Polish-American virtuoso pianist, composer, born in Podgórze, near Cracow, Austria-Hungary, now Poland; he was especially popular in Russia where he gave 21 consecutive concerts in St. Petersburg, not repeating a single piece. In all, he played 255 different works during that marathon. He made some of the earliest recordings in history of classical music for Thomas Edison. These have been lost, but some cylinders he made in Russia a few years later have recently been discovered. Off the subject but his invention of pneumatic shock absorbers for cars and planes earned him a fortune in the early twentieth century (pneumonia)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-3LxOrlc94"]YouTube - Josef Hofmann - Beethoven Moonlight op 27 no 2[/ame]
in 1958 - Tracy Marrow "Ice-T" American rapper and actor, is born.
in 1959 - Shirley Bassey was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'As I Love You', the Welsh singers first of two UK No.1's.
in 1960 - Pete Willis (UK guitarist; Def Leppard) is born.
in 1961 - Andy Taylor, English rock guitarist, singer/songwriter and producer (Duran Duran, Power Station), is born.

in 1961 - LaGaylia Frazier (American-Swedish singer) is born.
in 1962 - Tony Kiley, English rock drummer (Blow Monkeys, Chris de Burgh Band), is born.

in 1962 - John Balance (UK vocals, lyrics, chants, synthetics; Coil) is born.
in 1963 - Laszlo Lajtha, composer, dies at 70.
in 1964 - The Beatles made their second live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, exactly one week after the first. Before an audience of 3,500 at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, The Beatles performed ‘She Loves You’, ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘From Me to You’, and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’.
in 1965 - Dave Lombardo, Cuban rock drummer (Slayer), is born.
in 1967 - Damon Reece, English rock drummer (Spiritualized, Echo & the Bunnymen, Lupine Howl), is born.

in 1967 - Petula Clark was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Charlie Chaplin penned 'This Is My Song', the singers second and last UK No.1.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-1_d6bbM1I"]YouTube - Petula Clark - My love is warmer than the sunshine[/ame]
in 1967 - Gerald Simpson (UK record producer, keyboards, DJ; A Guy Called Gerald/808 State) is born.
in 1967 - Damon Reece (UK drums; Spiritualized/Lupine Howl) is born.


in 1967 - Smiley Burnette /Lester Alvin Burnett dies at age 55. American country music performer and a comedic actor in Western films, playing sidekick to Gene Autry and other B-movie cowboys, and on radio and TV. He was also a prolific singer-songwriter who could play as many as 100 musical instruments, some simultaneously. His career beginning in 1934 spanned four decades, including a regular role on CBS-TV's Petticoat Junction in the 1960s. Smiley wrote more than 400 songs and sang a significant number of them on screen. His Western classic, "Ridin’ Down the Canyon (To Watch the Sun Go Down)", was later recorded by Willie Nelson, Riders in the Sky and Johnnie Lee Wills. Others included "On the Strings of My Lonesome Guitar" (Jimmy Wakely's theme song in the 1940s), "Fetch Me Down My Trusty .45", "Ridin' All Day", "It's Indian Summer", as well as "The Wind Sings a Cowboy Song", "The Old Covered Wagon" and "Western Lullaby". He also composed musical scores for such films as The Painted Stallion and Waterfront Lady. His songs were recorded by a diverse range of singers, including Bing Crosby, Ferlin Husky and Leon Russell. His performance of "Steamboat Bill" appeared on Billboard's country chart in 1939. (leukemia)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz8QLcPNU98&feature=related"]YouTube - SMiley Burnette - It's My Lazy Day[/ame]
in 1968 - Healey Willan, composer, dies at 87.
in 1970 - Serdar Ortac (Turkish pop-folk singer)
in 1971 - Dr. Ragtime/Jack Rose (US guitarist, composer; Pelt/solo) is born.
in 1972 - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watt's wife Shirley was arrested after an incident at Nice Airport for swearing and hitting custom's officials.
in 1972 - Led Zeppelin made their Australian live debut when they kicked off a six date tour at the Subiaco Oval, Perth.
in 1974 - Kimberly Dawn Whipany, American pop singer (PC Quest), is born.

in 1974 - Bob Dylan started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Planet Waves', his first US No.1.
in 1974 - During a tour of America the members of Emerson, Lake & Palmer were arrested in Salt Lake City after swimming naked in the hotel pool. They were each fined $75 (£44).

in 1974 - Winners in the UK music weekly Disc Readers Awards Poll; Top UK group went to Slade, Top musician, Roy Wood, David Bowie won UK and World male singer, Top single with 'Jean Genie' and album with 'Aladdin Sane', Top female singer was Lynsey De Paul and Brightest hope was won by David Essex.
in 1975 - Nanase Aikawa (Japanese singer) is born.
in 1975 - Cher started her own weekly hour of a music and comedy show on CBS-TV. The singer had co-presented The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour with her former husband. Cher's new show featured a female guest each week.
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