Friday, April 3, 2015

Musical Memories April 3rd


1859 - Reginald DeKoven, composer/director born in Middletown, Conn. (d.1920)


1894 - Dooley Wilson, actor/singer born in Tyler, Texas

1895 - Zez Confrey, pianist/bandleader/composer born in Peru, Ill. (d.1972)



1898 - George Jessel, entertainer born in New York, NY (d.1981)



1906 - Billy Taylor, jazz musician born in Washington, DC (d.1986)

1920 - Stan Freeman, pianist born in Waterbury, Conn. (d.2001)




1924 - Doris Day, singer/actress born in Cincinnati, Ohio (age91)


1929 - Miyoshi Umeki, actress born in Japan (d.2007)

1930 - 2nd Academy Awards - "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win


1936 - Scott LaFaro, musician born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1961)


1936 - Jimmy McGriff, jazz organist born in Germantown, Penn. (d.2008)


1941 - Jan Berry, rock and roll vocalist born in Los Angeles, California (d.2004)


1950 - Kurt Julian Weill, German composer dies at 50


1956 - "Silk Stockings" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 461 performances


1963 - Criss Oliva, musician born in Pompton Plains, NJ (d. 1993)

1963 - Eugene "Honeybear" Sedric, musician dies at 55

1972 - Ferde Grofe, musician/arranger/composer dies at 80


1978 - Ray Noble, bandleader/composer dies at 74


1986 - Peter Pears, English tenor dies at 75


1990 - Sarah Vaughn, jazz singer, dies of lung cancer at 66

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