Monday, April 6, 2015

Musical Memories April 6th


1883 - Vernon Dalhart, singer born in Jefferson, Texas (d.1948)
  

1900 - Leo Robin, lyricist born in Pittsburgh, Pa. (d.1984) (LOUISE)


1907 - Rosy McHargue, jazz clarinetist born in Danville, Ill. (d.1999)


1914 - Paul Ricci, jazz musician born in New York, NY


1917 - Walter "Shakey" Horton (Big Walter Horton), blues harmonica player born in Horn Lake, Miss. (d.1981) Hard Hearted Woman


1919 - Paula Kelly, singer born in Grove City, Penn. (d.1992)


1924 - Dorothy Donegan, pianist/entertainer born in Chicago, Ill. (d.1998)


1924 - Charlie Rouse, sax jazzman born in Washington, D.C. (d.1988)


1926 - Randy Weston, pianist/composer born in Brooklyn, NY (age 89)


1927 - Gerry Mulligan, arranger/composer/sax soloist born in New York, NY (d.1996)


1929 - Andre Previn, pianist born in Berlin, Germany (age 86)


1929 - Art Taylor, drummer/band leader born in New York, NY (d.1995) 





1959 - 31st Academy Awards -
Gigi for best motion picture, best song & scoring


The Old Man and the Sea Dimitri Tiomkin best music score


Maurice Chevalier Honorary Award recipient


1968 - Rosa Henderson, blues singer dies at 71


1971 - Igor Stravinsky,  composer/pianist/conductor dies of pneumonia at 88



1974 - 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" in Ontario


1976 - 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"


1987 - 22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr


1994 - Dick Cary, jazz musician, dies at 77


1998 - Tammy Wynette, American country singer, dies at 55



1998 - Wendy O. Williams, singer dies by suicide at 48


1999 - Red Norvo, jazz vibraphonist dies at 91


2004 - Niki Sullivan, guitarist dies at 66   


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