This Day In Music: April 14
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April 14, 2021 ~ Michel Poulin, commonly known as singer Michel Louvain, passed away in Montreal, Canada ~ Enjoyed popularity during the 1960s and 1970s. Known best for songs such as Buenos Noches Mi Amor, La Dame En Blue, Je Declare L'Amour Au Monde Entier and C'Est Un Secret ~ Poulin was born in 1937
April 14, 2021 ~ Norman Russell Young, commonly known as rock, country rock guitarist, singer, songwriter Rusty Young, passed away ~ Co-founding member of influentual country-rock outfit Poco. Wrote the band's Rose Of Cimarron and Crazy Love ~ Young was born in 1946
 
April 14, 2015 ~ R&B, soul singer Percy Sledge, full name Percy Tyrone Sledge, passed away in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA ~ Best known for When A Man Loves A Woman, which topped charts on both sides of the Atlantic in 1966. Other well-known songs include Warm And Tender Love, It Tears Me Up and Take Time To Know Her ~ Sledge was born in 1941
 
April 14, 2014 ~ Percussionist Armando Peraza passed away in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Worked with Santana, Alberto Ruiz, Machito, Charlie Parker, Buddy Rich, Slim Gaillard, Pérez Prado, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Dexter Gordon, Tony Martinez, Dave Brubeck, Cal Tjader, George Shearing, Al McKibbon, Peggy Lee, Mongo Santamaria, Francisco Aguabella, Shelly Manne, Stan Kenton, Chick Corea, Sadao Watanabe, Johnny Pacheco, Harvey Mandel, José Areas, Mingo Lewis, Raul Rekow, Orestes Vilato, John Santos, Rebeca Mauleon, Michael Shrieve, and others ~ Peraza was born in 1924
 
April 14, 2013 ~ Conductor Colin Davis, full name Colin Rex Davis, passed away in London, UK ~ Best known for his association with the London Symphony Orchestra. Also worked with the BBC Scottish Orchestra, the BBC Sympony Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Sadler's Wells Opera, the Royal Opera House, and other orchestras ~ Davis was born in 1927
April 14, 2013 ~ Singer, songwriter George Jackson, full name George Henry Jackson, passed away in Ridgeland, Mississippi, USA ~ Member of the Ovations, including on their best known song It's Wonderful To Be In Love. Recorded well over a dozen northern soul singles as a solo artist, with some success. Best known as a songwriter for other artists. Wrote or co-wrote songs such as Too Weak To Fight (Clarence Carter), I'd Rather Be An Old Man's Sweetheart Than A Young Man's Fool (Candi Staton), Down Home Blues (ZZ Hill), One Bad Apple (the Osmonds), Old Time Rock & Roll (Bob Seger), and The Only Way Is Uo (Otis Clay). Other artists who have recorded his songs include the Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland, Latimore, and Denise Lasalle ~ Jackson was born in 1945
 
April 14, 2010 ~ Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk, commonly known as gothic metal singer, bassist, songwriter Peter Steele, passed away in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Influenced by the Beatles and Black Sabbath. Best known as frontman of gothic metal outfit Type-O Negative. Previously worked with metal band Fallout and thrash band Carnivore ~ Ratajczyk was born in 1962
 
April 14, 2007 ~ Donald Tai Loy Ho, commonly known as singer Don Ho, passed away in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ~ Best known for songs such as Pearly Shells, Tiny Bubbles and others, charting on both the pop and the easy listening charts in the mid- to late-1960s ~ Ho was born in 1930
April 14, 2007 ~ Jazz saxophonist Herman Riley passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Los Angeles-based studio musician. Sessioned with Gene Ammons, Lorez Alexandria, Count Basie, Bobby Bryant, Donald Byrd, Benny Carter, Quincy Jones, Shelly Manne, Blue Mitchell, Joe Williams, Roger Neumann, Kenny Burrell, Charles Wright, Jimmy Smith, Della Reese, the Four Tops, Frank Capp, Dr John, Joe Sample, Billy Preston, Albert King, Maxine Sullivan, Ruth Brown, Etta James, and others ~ Riley was born in 1933
 
April 14, 1999 ~ Singer, actor, songwriter Anthony Newley passed away in Jensen Beach, Florida, USA ~ Co-authored Feelin' Good with songwriting partner Leslie Bricusse, made famous by Nina Simone and covered by many others. Also with Bricusse scored the soundtrack to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory which earned them an Oscar nomination. Newley also wrote or co-wrote songs such as Goldfinger, Candy Man and others ~ Newley was born in 1931
 
April 14, 1998 ~ Edna May Squires, commonly known as traditional pop singer Dorothy Squires, passed away in Llwynypia, UK ~ Best known for her association with Billy Reid, appearing on songs such as The Gypsy, A Tree In The Meadow, and I'm Walking Behind You ~ Squires was born in 1915
 
April 14, 1996 ~ Drummer Gaylord Birch passed away ~ Worked with the Pointer Sisters, Santana, Graham Central Station, Cold Blood, Herbie Hancock, Reconstruction, Melissa Etheridge, Stevie Wonder, and others ~ Birch was born in 1946
 
April 14, 1995 ~ Balladeer, banjoist, actor Burl Ives, full name Burl Cole Ivanhoe Ives, passed away in Anacortes, Washington, USA ~ Known for his own radio show, The Wayfaring Stranger, popularizing folk songs. Would cross over into country music, releasing a string of singles, often covers, such as A little Bitty Tear and A Funny Way Of Laughin'. Also known as an actor, notably earning an Academy Award for his supporting rol as Rufus Hannassey in the 1958 The Big Country film ~ Ives was born in 1909
 
April 14, 1994 ~ Elizabeth Mencel, commonly known as dance, EDM, dance-pop singer, songwriter Rozes, born in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, USA ~ First gained attention as featured vocalist on the Chainsmokers 2015 hit Roses. Also appeared on Galantis's Girls On Boys released in 2017
 
April 14, 1993 ~ Rapper, singer Kent Jones, full name Daryl Kent Jones, born in Tallahassee, Florida, USA ~ Best known for Don't Mind, a Billboard top 10 hit in 2015. Has collaborated with DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, Curren$y, Busta Rhymes, DNCE, Lil' Wayne, Pitbull, Ty Dolla $ign, E-40, and others
 
April 14, 1992 ~ Joost Theo Sylvio Yussef Abdel Galil Dowib, commonly known as rapper Josylvio, born in Naarden, the Netherlands ~ Released his full-length Ma3seb debut album in 2016. Best known for his 2018 Catch Up single. Has collaborated with Ali B, Boef, Kempi, the Partysquad, F1rstman, Frenna, SFB, Broederliefde, Kraantje Pappie, and others
April 14, 1992 ~ Samuel Blythe Price, commonly known as jazz, boogie-woogie, jump blues pianist, bandleader Sammy Price passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Backed singers such as Trixie Smith and Sister Rosetta Tharpe early on in his career. Best known as a bandleader, accompaniest, staff musician for Decca Records. Has worked with Blue Lu Barker, Cousin Joe, Evelyn Knight, Lester Young, Jimmy Rushing, Don Stovall, Red Allen, and others ~ Price was born in 1908
 
April 14, 1990 ~ R&B singer Thurston Harris passed away in Ponoma, California, USA ~ Member of early 1950s vocal group the Lamplighters. Recorded as a solo artist from the mid-1950s forward and best known for his rendition of Bobby Day's Little Bitty Pretty One, Do What You Did and Runk Bunk ~ Harris was born in 1931
 
April 14, 1988 ~ Norwood Poindexter, commonly known as jazz saxophonist Pony Poindexter, passed away in Oakland, California, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Tributed in the song Little Pony, written by Neal Hefti and recorded by Count Basie. Worked with Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton, Stan Kenton, Charlie Parker, Nat King Cole, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Eric Dolphy, Dexter Gordon, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, and others ~ Poindexter was born in 1926
 
April 14, 1983 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Bob Dylan records Jokerman at Power Station, New York, New York ~ Penned by Dylan. Produced by Dylan and Mark Knopfler who also plays guitar. Other musicians on the recording: Mick Taylor guitar, Alan Clark keyboard, Sly Dunbar drums, Robbie Shakespeare bass. Included on the Infidels album. Released as a single, the flipside graced with a live version of Isis. The single failed to chart yet would be well-received by critics, generally even seen as one of his best post-1960s songs
April 14, 1983 ~ Bassist Pete Farndon, full name Peter Granville Farndon, passed away in London, UK ~ Founding member of the Pretenders, for whom he also co-wrote Wait and Space Invader. Farndon left the group in 1982 ~ Farndon was born in 1952
 
April 14, 1980 ~ Singer, guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter Win Butler, full name Edwin Farnham Butler III, born in Truckee, California, USA ~ Co-founded indie rock band Arcade Fire, which also encompasses his wife Regine Chassagne and baby brother William Butler. Grandson of bandleader Alvino Rey and the King Sisters singer Luise King
 
April 14, 1974 ~ Jazz bassist Al Morgan, full name Albert Morgan, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Worked with the Young Morgan Band, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Jack Teagarden, T-Bone Walker, Fate Marable, Sidney Desvigne, Cecil Scott, Otto Hardwick, Louis Armstrong, Les Hite, Zutty Singleton, Louis Jordan, Sabby Lewis, Buddy Banks, Chu Berry, Coleman Hawkins, Don Byas, Jay McShann, Red Allen, and others ~ Morgan was born in 1908
April 14, 1974 ~ Shawntae Harris, copmmonly known as rapper, actress Da Brat born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Emerged in the early 1990s as one of hip-hop's toughest females. Debuted with the million-seller Funkdafied album in 1994, making her the first female solo act to receive Platinum certification. Known for songs such as Funkdafied, I Think They Like Me and Loverboy. Has collaborated with Tionne T-Boz Watkins, Tyrese, Jermaine Dupri, Missy Elliott, Total, Mariah Carey, Lil' Kim, Dru Hill, Jagged Edge, Omarion, and others
 
April 14, 1972 ~ Groove metal, nu metal bassist Adam Duce born ~ Founding member of Machine Head, remaining with the band through 2013, replaced by Jared MacEachern
April 14, 1972 ~ R&B singer, songwriter Andrea Martin, full name Andrea Monica Martin, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Best remembered for penning a number of quintessetial R&B hits since the 1990s, often with longtime collaborator Ivan Matias, such as I Love Me Some Him (Toni Braxton), Before You Walk Out Of My Life (Monica), Wish I Didn't Miss You (Angie Stone), Don't Let Go (Love) (En Vogue), You're The One (SWV), and Better In Time (Leona Lewis). Others who recorded songs written or co-written by Martin include Paloma Faith, Nelly, RBD, and Jennifer Hudson. Has also recorded as a singer herself though to significantly lesser chart succes. Her 1999 Share The Love single would be a club hit, reaching the top 10 of the Billboard Dance charts ~ Martin passed away in 2021
April 14, 1972 ~ Producer, guitarist, keyboardist, bassist Jason Lehning born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Has contributed in one capacity or another to well over 300 albums. Has worked with George Jones, Mat Kearney, Bill Frisell, Alison Krauss, the Bees, Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, Dan Seals, Lynda Carter, Ronnie Milsap, Faith Hill, and others
April 14, 1972 ~ Producer, songwriter Pete Kirtley born in Sussex, UK ~ Worked with the Sugababes, Hear'say, Armin Van Buuren, Tiësto, Kim Wilde, Mutya Buena, Boyzone, Newton Faulkner, Alexander O'Neal, Peter Andre, Lee Ryan, Heather Small, Ryan Tedder, Guy Chambers, Stargate, and others
 
April 14, 1969 ~ Martijn Lenoble, commonly known as bassist Martyn Lenoble, born in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands ~ Founding member of Porno For Pyros alongside Peter Distefano, Stephen Perkins and Perry Farrell. Has also worked with Thelonious Monster, the Too Free Stooges, Jane's Addiction, the Cult, David Gahan, Scott Weiland, Mark Lanegan, the Soulsavers, Daniel Lanois, Maria McKee, Sarah McLachlan, Layne Staley, Tom Morello, Josh Klinghoffer, Banyan, Keith Caputo, Wildlights, and others. Married to actress Christina Applegate with whom he has one daughter
 
April 14, 1968 ~ Producer, singer, songwriter Alexandr Ksenofontov born in Lviv, Ukranian SSR ~ Lead singer of rock group the Tea Fan Club. Married to Ruslana, internationally known for winning the 2004 Eurovision Songfestival with Wild Dances, which they wrote together
 
April 14, 1967 ~ Jazz trombonist Steve Davis born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA ~ Worked with Jackie McLean, Art Blakey, Chick Corea, Eric Alexander, Jim Rotondi, David Hazeltine, John Webber, Joe Farnsworth, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, Cecil Payne, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, Harold Mabern, Larry Willis, Eddie Henderson, Roy Hargrove, Avishai Cohen, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Weiss, Jimmy Greene, Steve Turre, and others
 
April 14, 1964 ~ Fiddler Stuart Duncan born in Quantico, Virginia, USA ~ PLays fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo. Member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band since 1985. In-demand session musician. Has worked with George Strait, Dolly Parton, Guy Clark, Reba McEntire, Barbra Streisand, Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Diana Krall, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, and others
 
April 14, 1961 ~ R&B, soul singer Sam Cooke records Cupid at RCA Studios, Hollywood, California ~ Reportedly producers Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore had asked Cooke to write a song for a girl they had seen on the Perry Como Show, but once they heard her sing they kept the song for Cooke himself. Released as a single, featuring Farewell My Darling on the B-side, would reach top 20 on both the Billboard R&B and Billboard Hot 100 charts. The UK release would give Cooke a British top 10
 
April 14, 1960 ~ Pop, rock & roll singer Billy Fury and vocal group the Four Jays record That's Love at Decca Studios, London, UK ~ Self-penned. Produced by Jack Good. Paired with You Don't Know on the flipside, the single would be released the following May and reach top 20 on the UK pop charts
 
April 14, 1956 ~ Singer Elvis Presley records I Want You I Need You I Love You in RCA/Victor Studios, Nashville, Tennessee ~ Seeking a follow-up for the million-seller Heartbreak Hotel producer Steve Sholes had Presley flown in between shows. The hired airplane suffered engine trouble and when the crew finally arrived everybody would be stressed and neither Presley nor Sholes were particularly happy with either the material at hand or any of the takes. Sholes would splice two takes and release the single, featuring My Baby Left Me on the flipside, in May. It would become another million-seller
 
April 14, 1955 ~ Singer, pianist Fats Domino records Ain't That A Shame at Master Recorders, Hollywood, California ~ Written by Domino and Dave Bartholomew. Released the next month, paired with La La on the flipside. Included on Domino's full-length debut Rock And Rollin' With Fats Domino album. Shame would gain fame after being covered by Pat Boone, after which Domino got the attention of the mainstream listeners
 
April 14, 1954 ~ Folk singer, songwriter Pierce Pettis born in Fort Payne, Alabama, USA ~ Staff writer at Polygram Publishing. First gained attention in 1979 when Joan Baez recorded his Song At The End Of The Movie. Pettis would go on to release several albums as a singer, starting with 1984's Moments. Artists who have recorded his songs include Dar Williams, Garth Brooks (You Move Me), Sara Groves, Randy Stonehill, Pat Alger, and others
 
April 14, 1951 ~ Producer, songwriter John Ballard born ~ Best known as producer for Ace Of Base. Also worked Farid Mammadov, the Tolmachevy Sisters, Sergey Lazarev, Demy, and the Doredos
April 14, 1951 ~ Rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Pyotr Mamonov, full name Pyotr Nikolayevich Mamonov, born in Moscow, Soviet Union' ~ Influenced by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Weather Report. One of Russia's most revered and eccentric figures, eventually achieving cult status. Frontman, founder of Zvuki Mu, active mostly from 1982 through 1990 and in various incarnations in later years. One of the few Russian musicians to achieve international recognition, mostly through his late-1980s association with Brian Eno. Has also ventured into acting in films as well as writing and producing a series of his own one-man theatrical performances ~ Mamonov passed away in 2021
 
April 14, 1949 ~ Drummer Dennis Bryon born in Neath, UK ~ Member of 1960s act Amen Corner. Best known for his association with the Bee Gees, backing the Gibb brothers from 1974 through 1979 including on the albums Main Course, Children Of The World and the soundtrack Saturday Night Fever. Co-produced Robin Gibb's How Old Are You album released in 1983
 
April 14, 1948 ~ Keyboardist Larry Ferguson born in Nassau, the Bahamas ~ Member of Hot Chocolate from 1969 through 1986, present on hits such as Emma, You Sexy Thing, So You Win Again and Every 1's A Winner
 
April 14, 1946 ~ Jazz pianist, bandleader Knut Kristiansen, full name Knut Johan Bratland Kristiansen, born in Bergen, Norway ~ Especially known as a solid interpreter of Thelonious Monk's compositions. Has worked with Mette Rongved, Sture Janson, the Bergen Big Band, Son Mu, and others
April 14, 1946 ~ Bassist Pat Fairley born in Glasgow, UK ~ Founding member of Marmalade, known best for the late 1960s UK top 10 hits Lovin' Things, a cover of the Beatles-song Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, Baby Make It Soon, Reflections Of My Life and Rainbow. Fairley remained with the band from 1966 through 1972
 
April 14, 1945 ~ Jazz drummer Eliot Zigmund born in New York, New York, USA ~ Revered session musician. Worked with Ron McClure, Steve Swallow, Art Lande, Mike Nock, Mel Martin, Vince Guaraldi, Bill Evans, Eddie Gomez, Bennie Wallace, Richard Beirach, Jim Hall, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Fred Hersch, Red Mitchell, Don Friedman, Michel Petrucciani, Gary Peacock, Carl Barry, Keith Greko, Eijo Nakayama, Stefan Karlsson, Neil Sedaka, Dionne Warwick, the Pointer Sisters, and others
April 14, 1945 ~ Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore born in Weston Super Mare, UK ~ Hugely influential on later guitarists including Janick Gers, Randy Rhoads, Lita Ford, Brian May, Yngwie Malmsteen. Co-founding member of Deep Purple. Credited with coming up with the band name inspired by the song Deep Purple by Peter Derose, a favorite of his grandmother's. Noted especially for his guitar play Highway Star, Lazy and specifically Child In Time, all considered among rock's greatest guitar solos. Co-founded Rainbow, initially merging baroque influences with classic hard-rock and eventually moving towards a more pop-rock oriented sound
 
April 14, 1942 ~ Pop singer Tony Burrows, full name Anthony Burrows, born in Exeter, UK ~ Was a member of or featured guest vocalist on several late 1960s, early 1970s one-hit wonder outfits including the Flower Pot Men (Let's Go To San Francisco), Edison Lighthouse (Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes) , the White Plains (My Baby Loves Lovin'), the Pipkins (Gimme Dat Ding), First Class (Beach Baby), and the Brotherhood Of Men (United We Stand). Also recorded close to a dozen solo singles, his best-known being 1970's Melanie Makes Me Smile, as well as with the Kestrels, Elton John, Cliff Richard, James Last, and others
 
April 14, 1938 ~ Jazz saxophonist, flautist, singer Monty Waters born in Modesto, California, USA ~ Worked with BB King, Lightnin' Hopkins, Little Richard, James Brown, King Pleasure, Pharoah Sanders, Dewey Redman, Donald Garrett, Jon Hendricks, Chet Baker, Johnny Griffin, Embryo, Gotz Tangerding, Hannes Beckman, Titus Waldenfels, Billy Higgins, Joe Lee Wilson, Sam Rivers, Ronnie Boykins, and others ~ Waters passed away in 2008
 
April 14, 1937 ~ Christian Waldemar Roker, commonly known as singer Wally Roker, born ~ Member of the Heartbeats, known best for their 1955 single Thousand Miles Away ~ Roker passed away in 2015
 
April 14, 1932 ~ Loretta Webb, commonly known as country, honky tonk singer, guitarist, songwriter Loretta Lynn born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA ~ Known as “the Coalminer's Daughter” has shaped 1960s and 1970s country and along with Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette served as a rolemodel for future generations of female country singers. Known for songs such as You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man, Don't Come A-Drinkin' Wit Lovin' On Your Mind, One's On The Way, Fist City and Coal Miner's Daughter
 
April 14, 1930 ~ Jazz pianist Ola Calmeyer, full name Ola Mathias Calmeyer, born in Oslo, Norway ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Ditlef Eckhoff, Odd Riisnæs, Carl Magnus Neumann, Ole Jacob Hansen, Terje Venaas, Bjarne Nerem, and others ~ Calmeyer passed away in 2003
 
April 14, 1929 ~ Inez McConico, commonly known as gospel singer, songwriter Inez Andrews, born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA ~ Member of the Caravans, lead vocals on songs such as Mary Don't You Weep, I'm Not Tired Yet, Make It In, He Won't Deny Me, and I'm Willing. As a solo artist best known for her 1972 crossover hit Lord Don't Move The Mountain ~ McConico passed away in 2012
 
April 14, 1928 ~ Composer Egil Monn-Iversen, full name Egil Ragnar Monn Iverson, born in Oslo, Norway ~ One of the most influentual modern composers in Norway. Composed scores to over 100 movies and TV series ~ Monn-Iversen passed away in 2017
April 14, 1928 ~ Drummer, singer, bandleader Ollie Powers passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Powers was born ca.1890
 
April 14, 1926 ~ Gloria Jean Schoonover, commonly known as actress, singer Gloria Jean, born in Buffalo, New York, USA ~ Best known as an actress appearing in over two dozen films including musical comedies from the late 1930s through the late 1950s, notably alongside WC Fields in the 1941 film Never Give A Sucker An Even Break ~ Schoonover passed away in 2018
 
April 14, 1925 ~ R&B, jazz guitarist Bill Harris born in Nashville, North Carolina, USA ~ Best known as a member of R&B group the Clovers from 1950 through 1958, present on most of the band's biggest hits including Don't Kknow Why I Love You, One Mint Julep, Ting-a-ling and Good Lovin' ~ Harris passed away in 1988
April 14, 1925 ~ Eugene Ammons, commonly known as jazz saxophonist Gene Ammons, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons. Leader and sideman. Heavily influenced by R&B. Has worked with Billy Eckstine, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, Woody Herman, Donald Byrd, Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Mal Waldron, Art Farmer, Duke Jordan, Charles Mingus, Richard Groove Holmes, Jack McDuff, and others ~ Ammons passed away in 1974
 
April 14, 1920 ~ Jazz arranger Gil Fuller born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Active mostly in the 1930s and 1940s, Fuller wrote and arranged for bandleaders such as Les Hite, Floyd Ray, Jimmie Lunceford, Billy Eckstine, Tiny Bradshaw, Benny Carter, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Machito, Tito Puente, Tadd Dameron, Gil Evans, George Russell, Dizzy Gillespie, and others ~ Fuller passed away in 1994
 
April 14, 1915 ~ Composer, pianist Alexander Scriabin, full name Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin, passed away in Moscow, Russian Empire ~ Influenced by Frederic Chopin. Contemporary of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Nikolai Medtner. One of the most innovative and controversial of the early modern composers and main exponent of Russian Symbolist movement ~ Scriabin was born in 1872
 
April 14, 1759 ~ Baroque composer George Frideric Handel passed away in London, UK ~ Well known for his oratorios, concerti grossi, organ concertos and operas. Has composed over 40 operas. Influenced later composers including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Perhaps best known for his 1742 oratoria Messiah and his 1749 suite Music For The Royal Fireworks ~ Handel was born in 1685