Monday, April 20, 2015

Musical Memories April 20th



1908 - Lionel Hampton, jazz great, bandleader born in Louisville, Ky. (d.2002)


1917 - Dave Montgomery, half of top musical comedy team (Montgomery & Stone) dies at 47



1923 - Tito Puente, bandleader born in New York, NY (d.2002)

 

1935 - "Your Hit Parade" begins broadcasting (becomes #1 quickly)


 1984 - Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84


1991 - Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a fire at 44

2007 - Andrew Hill, jazz composer/pianist dies at 75

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