Saturday, April 4, 2015

Musical Memories April 4th


1859 - Bryant's Minstrels debut "DIXIE" in New York City in a blackface minstrel show


1913 - Frances Langford, singer born in Lakeland, Fla. (d.2005) 


1913 - Muddy Waters, blues guitarist born in Rolling Fork, Miss. (d.1983)
1916 - Rosemary Lane, actress/singer born in Indianola, Iowa (d.1974)


1922 - Elmer Bernstein, conductor/composer/arranger born in New York, NY (d.2004)


1931 - George Whitefield Chadwick, composer, dies at 76

1939 - Major Lance, singer born in Winterville, Mississippi (d.1994)


1943 - Tiny Parham, pianist/arranger dies at 43

1964 - Georgia Caine, singer/actress of Broadway dies at 87

1967 - Mischa Elman, violinist, dies at 76


1972 - Stefan Wolpe, composer dies at 69

1975 - Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes


1980 - Red Sovine, country music singer dies at 62


1983 - Gloria Swanson, actress dies of a heart ailment at 84


1994 - Ginny Simms, actress/singer dies at 77

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