Monday, March 23, 2015

Musical Memories March 23rd




 1743 - George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London



1878 - Franz Schrecker, composer born in Monaco


 1891 - Hazel Dawn, singing star of Broadway born in Ogden, Utah

1893 - Arnold Johnson, bandleader born in Chicago, Ill.



1905 - Lale Andersen, singer born in Germany (d. 1972)


1905 - Joan Crawford, actress born in San Antonio, Texas (d.1977)

Joan Crawford sings "Got a Feelin' For You" from "The Hollywood Revue of 1929"



1917 - Johnny Guarnieri, pianist born in NYC


1919 - Henry Blossom, wrote book and lyrics for Broadway musicals dies at 52



1926 - Martha Wright, singer born in Seattle, Washington (89)


1956 - Mort Dixon, lyricist dies at 64


1958 - El Duce, singer and drummer (The Mentors) born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1997)



1967 - Pete Johnson, boogie-woogie pianist dies at 63


1973 - Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in US



1978 - Bill Kenny, singer, dies at 63



1995 - Alan Barton, singer dies in a bus crash at 41

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