Saturday, March 21, 2015

Musical Memories March 21st



1839 - Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, composer born in Russia





1869 - Florenz Ziegfeld, Broadway musical producer born in Chicago, Ill.-




1897 - Jack Meskill, lyricist born in NYC



1902 - Eddie James "Son" House, folk blues musician born in Lyon, Mississippi




1915 - Hank D'Amico, musician born in Rochester, NY


1918 - Sir Charles Thompson, jazz pianist born in Springfield, Ohio



1923 - Mort Lindsey, arranger, composer, pianist, and conductor
 born in Newark NJ (d.2012)
  





1932 - Joseph Silverstein, violinist born in Detroit, Michigan (83)




1952 - Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever


1954 - Harry Lawrence Freeman, composer, dies at 84
No recordings of his work have ever been released commercially


1961 - Shawn Lane, guitar virtuoso born in Memphis, Tenn. (d. 2003)




1964 - Beatles "She Loves You" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks



1967 - Randy Brooks, trumpet soloist/band leader dies at 49




1972 - Ruth Gaylor, singer dies at 53
1937 Hudson-DeLange - Wake Up And Live Ruth Gaylor, vocal

1973 - Antoni Szalowski, composer, dies at 65
Antoni Szalowski - Sonatina




1987 - Robert Preston, actor dies at 68



1991 - Leo Fender, inventor (Fender guitar), dies



2005 - Bobby Short, singer dies at 80

2011 - Loleatta Holloway, singer dies at 64


2011 - Pinetop Perkins,  blues pianist dies at 97

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