Friday, March 20, 2015

Musical Memories March 20th


1906 - Ozzie Nelson, band leader/actor born in Jersey City, New Jersey



1908 - Bob Chester, band leader born in Detroit, Mich.

1915 - Sviatoslav Richter, pianist born in Zhitomir, Ukraine


1918 - Marian McPartland, jazz pianist born in England (d. 2013)


1922 - Larry Elgart, alto saxman born in New London, Conn. (93 today)


1929 - William Norris, singer/actor in Broadway shows dies at 58
1947 - Raymond Klages, lyricist dies at 58


1972 - Marilyn Maxwell, actress/singer dies at 50
Marilyn Maxwell - Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered


1987 - Norman Harris, guitarist (O'Jays), dies at 39 of heart failure


1988 - Gil Evans, Canadian/US jazz composer dies at 75


1990 - Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident
1998 - George Howard, jazz saxophone musician dies at 41


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