Friday, April 17, 2015

Musical Memories April 17th



1890 - Johnny St. Cyr, jazz great on banjo and guitar born in New Orleans, La. (d.1966)



1912 - 1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep ")



1922 - Paul Smith, pianist with various bands 40s-60s (d.2013)


1929 - James Last, orchestra leader/composer/arranger (age85)


1930 - Chris Barber, jazz trombonist (age84)



 1934 - Don Kirshner, rock & roll producer (d.2011)



1941 - Al Bowlly, singing great dies at 43


1941 - Billy Fury, singer/guitarist born in Liverpool, England (d.1983)


1961 - 33rd Academy Awards -  

Best Motion Picture Winner  The Apartment Billy Wilder, Producer 





 Music (Song) Winner Never on Sunday

Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Winner Song without End (The Story of Franz Liszt)


 Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) Winner Exodus


1967 - Henry "Red" Allen, jazz trumpet star and combo leader dies at 59



 1970 - Paul McCartney's 1st solo album "McCartney" is released



 1971 - Carmen Lombardo, singer/lead sax dies to 67



1972 - Tony Parenti, clarinetist dies at 71


 1974 - Blossom Seeley, entertainer in Broadway, cabarets and vaudeville dies at  62



1983 - Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies at 43



 1987 - Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer ("No Woman No Cry"), dies at 36



 1992 - Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure


 2003 - Earl King, American musician and songwriter dies at 69


 2008 - Danny Federici, organ player for E-Street Band dies at 58

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