Saturday, April 11, 2015

Musical Memories April 11th


1682 - Jean-Joseph Mouret, composer born in France (d.1738)


1889 - Nick LaRocca, leader in the pioneer jazz group Original Dixieland Jazz Band
born in New Orleains, La. (d. 1961)




1911 - Mae West (17) weds fellow vaudevillian Frank Wallace (21)  
They never share living quarters. She leaves within months



1949 - Herbie Haymer, jazz saxophonist dies at 33



1970 - Beatles' "Let It Be" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks



1983 - Dolores Del Rio , actress/singer dies at 78




1983 - 55th Academy Awards -
 
 Gandhi, best picture
 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, music best original score
An Officer and a Gentleman, music best original song
 Victor Victoria, music best original song score and its adaptation



1988 - 60th Academy Awards
The Last Emperor, best picture, best original score
 Dirty Dancing, music best song


2001 - Sandy Bull,  folk musician dies at 60

2006 - June Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters) dies at 52


2014 - Jesse Winchester, musician/songwriter, dies from bladder cancer at 69

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