Thursday, March 26, 2015

Musical Memories March 27th


1808 - Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Schöpfung" premieres in Vienna

1867 - Edyth Walker, opera singer born in Hopewell, NY


1868 - Patty Smith Hill, author/songwriter (Happy Birthday To You)




1892 - Fered Grofé, musician born in New York, NY


1899 - Gloria Swanson, actress born in Chicago, Illinois

1905 - Hal Kemp, band leader born in Marion, Ala.


1906 - Pee Wee Russell, jazz clarinetist born in Maplewood, Mo. (d. 1969)



1909 - Ben Webster, tenor saxophonist born in Kansas City, Mo. (d.1973)



1914 - Snooky Lanson, singer born in Memphis, Tennessee (d.1990)



1920 - Richard Hayman, conductor & harmonica soloist born in Cambridge, Mass. (d.2014)



1924 - Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer born in Newark, NJ


1937 - Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, blues guitarist/singer born in Haynesville, La. (d.1997)


1940 - Janis Martin, rockabilly & country music singer born in Sutherlin, Va. (d. 2007)


1945 - Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only A Paper Moon "


1948 - Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall Billie Holiday-Strange fruit




1952 - Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records


1952 - MGM releases "Singing In The Rain "


 
1972 - Sharkey Bonano, Dixieland trumpet star dies at 67



1975 - Arthur Bliss, composer/conductor dies at 83




1981 - John Lennon single "Watching The Wheels" released posthumously in UK




1993 - Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61



2000 - Ian Dury, musician dies at 57



2005 - Grant Johannesen, concert pianist dies at 83

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