This Day In Music: April 22
April 21 ~ Birthdays/All ~ April 23
 
April 22, 2022 ~ Singer, guitarist, pianist, songwriter Jan Rot passed away in Rotterdam, the Netherlands ~ Member of Streetbeats. Member of Ratata. Debuted as a solo artist with the album Single released in 1982. To pop audiences perhaps best known for the singles Counting Sheep, Op Een Mooie Pinksterdag with Rick de Leeuw, and Naast Jou with Boudewijn de Groot. Earned critical acclaim and peer admiration from the 2000s onwards for Dutch translations of pop, rock songs originally by the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Dylan, as well as translations of musicals and classical works, notably Johann Sebastian Bach's Matteus Passion ~ Rot was born in 1957
 
April 22, 2021 ~ Gregory Edward Jacobs, commonly known as hip-hop, jazz, funk rapper, keyboardist, producer Shock G, passed away in Tampa, Florida, USA ~ Member of Digital Underground. Noted for co-producing Tupac Shakur's 2Pacalypse Now debut album ~ Jacobs was born in 1963
 
April 22, 2019 ~ Vibraphonist, marimba player Dave Samuels, full name David Alan Samuels, passed away ~ Recorded over half a dozen albums as a leader or co-leader. Closely associated with Spyro Gyra, appearing on close to two dozen of the ensemble's albums. Founded the Caribbean Jazz Project. Has also worked with Gerry Mulligan, Carla Bley, Gerry Niewood, Paul McCandles, Bobby McFerrin, Double Image, Frank Zappa, Dave Valentin, Paquito d'Rivera, Edie Brickell, Pat Metheny, and others ~ Samuels was born in 1948
April 22, 2019 ~ Operatic soprano Deborah Cook passed away ~ First gained serious attention in the early 1970s singing with Theater Bremen. Would go on to work with the Bavarian State Opera, the Hamburg State Opera, the Oper Frankfurt, the Deutsche Oper Am Rhein, the Santa Fe Opera, the Tetro Dell' Opera Di Roma, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the BBC Sympony Orchestra, the Orchestre De Paris, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Dresden Philharmonic, and others ~ Cook was born in 1938
April 22, 2019 ~ Operatic soprano Heather Harper, full name Heather Mary Harper, passed away in London, UK ~ Worked with the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, the Ambrosian Chorus, the English Opera Group, the San Francisco Opera, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and others ~ Harper was born in 1930
April 22, 2019 ~ Elaine Yi-Li Wu, commonly known as pianist Wu Yili passed away ~ Closely associated with the China National Symphony Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Denounced as a so-called “counter-revolutionary” during China's Cultural Revolution and imprisoned by the authorities for 10 years ~ Wu was born ca.1931
 
April 22, 2018 ~ Jazz drummer Charlie Rice, full name Charles R Rice, passed away ~ Worked with Jimmy Oliver, Vance Wilson, Bob Bushnell, Red Garland, Johnny Hughes, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Jimmy Heath, John Coltrane, Oscar Pettiford, Rudy Williams, Clifton Best, JJ Johnson, Howard McGhee, Sonny Stitt, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Leo Parker, Chet Baker, and others ~ Rice was born in 1920
 
April 22, 2013 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Richie Havens, full name Richard Pierce Havens, passed away in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA ~ Best known for his performance at Woodstock in 1969, a major turning point in his career. Enjoyed a cult following. Scored a Billboard top 20 hit with his rendition of Here Comes The Sun in 1971 ~ Havens was born in 1941
 
April 22, 2011 ~ Bluegrass singer, bassist, guitarist, songwriter Hazel Dickens, full name Hazel Jane Dickens, passed away in Washington, USA ~ Pioneering singer known for her provocative pro-union, feminist songs. One of the first women to record bluegrass. Closely associated with Alice Gerrard. Has also collaborated with Mike Seeger, Tracy Schwarz, Lamar Grier, Ginny Hawker, and others ~ Dickens was born in 1925
 
April 22, 2010 ~ Conductor, cellist Arthur Winograd passed away in Morristown, New Jersey, USA ~ Music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Member of the Juilliard String Quartet ~ Winograd was born in 1920
 
April 22, 2008 ~ Paul Lavon Davis, commonly known as blue-eyed soul, sountry rock, soft rock singer, songwriter Paul Davis passed away in Meridian, Mississippi, USA ~ Best known for songs such as I Go Crazy and 65 Love Affair, both of which reached the Billboard top 10 ~ Davis was born in 1948
 
April 22, 2003 ~ Matlde Genevieve Scaduto, commonly known as songwriter Felice Bryant, passed away ~ Songwriter, usually in partnership with her husband Boudleaux Bryant. Together they wrote some of Nashville's most enduring hits for artists such as Jimmy Dickens (Country Boy), Buddy Holly (Raining In My Heart), Gram Parsons (Love Hurts), Emmylou Harris (Like Strangers), Ricky Van Shelton (Loving Proof), Johnny O'Keefe (She Wears My Ring), and perhaps most extensively for the Everly Brothers (Bye Bye Love, Problems, Wake Up Little Susie). Other artists who have recorded their songs include Tony Bennett, Frankie Laine, Sonny James, Eddy Arnold, Bob Moore, Charley Pride, Nazareth, Jim Reeves, Leo Sayer, Jerry Lee Lewis, Simon & Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, the Grateful Dead, Elvis Costello, Count Basie, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, Joan Jett, Roy Orbison, Solomon King, Sue Thompson, Moon Mullican, and Dillard & Clarke ~ Bryant was born in 1925
 
April 22, 2001 ~ Jazz pianist, composer Ike Cole passed away in Sun Lakes, Arizona, USA ~ Brother of Nat King Cole and Freddy Cole. Formed a jazz trio of his own. Toured internationally. Toured with Freddy in tribute of Nat. Played keyboards on Natalie Cole's Unforgettable ~ Cole was born in 1927
 
April 22, 1995 ~ Jazz pianist, organist, composer Don Pullen passed away in East Orange, New Jersey, USA ~ Pianist, composer with great variety of his body of work, ranging from blues to bebop and modern jazz. Pullen played and recorded with artists such as Charles Mingus, George Adams, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Hamiet Bluiett, Roy Brooks, Jane Bunnett, Beaver Harris, Billy Hart, Giuseppi Logan, Cecil McBee, David Murray, Maceo Parker, Ivo Perelman, Sunny Murray, Dannie Richmond, Billy Hart, Sam Rivers, John Scofield, Jack Walrath, Charles Williams, and others ~ Pullen was born in 1941
 
April 22, 1990 ~ Joseph Valery Jr, commonly known as electric blues singer, guitarist Little Joe Blue, passed away in Reno, Nevada, USA ~ Best known for songs such as Encourage Me Baby, Don't Start Me Talking, How Could You Do It To Me and Dirty Work Going On. The latter would be covered by Magic Sam, Shakey Jake Harris and by Willie Kent & the Gents ~ Valery was born in 1934
April 22, 1990 ~ Richard Colson Baker, commonly known as rapper, singer, actor, songwriter Machine Gun Kelly, born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Known for songs such as Till I Die, Bad Things and Rap Devil. Worked with Jeezy, Victoria Monet, Chief Keef, Camila Cabello, Hailee Steinfeld, Quavo, X-Ambassadors, DMX, Sleeping With Sirens, Mötley Crüe, and others
 
April 22, 1988 ~ Barbara Jeane Moyer, commonly known as singer Barbara Robison, passed away in Billings, Montana, USA ~ Best known for fronting the psychedelic outfit the Peanut Butter Conspiracy ~ Moyer was born in 1945
 
April 22, 1984 ~ Singer Amelie Berrabah born in Aldershot, UK ~ Best known as member of the Sugababes, joining in 2005 as replacement for original member Mutya Buena and remaining with the band through 2011. Featured vocalist on Tinchy Stryder's 2009 hit Never Leave You
 
April 22, 1983 ~ Jazz pianist, bandleader Earl Hines, full name Earl Kenneth Hines, passed away in Oakland, California, USA ~ Helped shape the history of jazz. Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Ethel Waters, Carroll Dickerson, Louis Armstrong, Jimmie Noone, Wallace Bishop, Alvin Burroughs, Scoops Carry, George Dixon, Streamline Ewing, Walter Fuller, Darnell Howard, Cecil Irwin, Budd Johnson, Jimmy Mundy, Ray Nance, Omer Simeon, Cliff Smalls, Leon Washington, Quinn Wilson, Trummy Young, Billy Eckstine, Gene Ammons, Shadow Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Jaki Byard, Barney Bigard, Roy Eldridge, Jonah Jones, Max Kaminsky, Joe Venuti, Betty Roché, and others ~ Hines was born in 1903
 
April 22, 1981 ~ Trevor John O'Callaghan, commonly known as pop, rock singer, guitarist Tabby Callaghan, born in Sligo, Ireland ~ Reached third place in the 1st edition of the X-Factor in 2004
 
April 22, 1980 ~ Singer, actress Jane Froman, full name Ellen Jane Froman, passed away in Columbia, Missouri, USA ~ Classically trained. Known though as one of her era's finest interpreters of compositions by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, enjoying popularity from the early 1930s onwards performing on radio, screen and stage notably including a stint with Ziegfeld Follies revue ~ Froman was born in 1907
 
April 22, 1979 ~ Alternative rock, grunge, art rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Daniel Johns born in Newcastle, Australia ~ Fronted rock band Silverchair. Also formed the duo the Dissociatives with Luke Steele. Released his Talk solo debut album in 2015
 
April 22, 1978 ~ Singer Izhar Cohen & vocal group the Alphabeta win the 23rd edition of the Eurovision Songfestival held in Paris, France ~ Representing Israel Cohen and the Alphabeta win with the song A-ba Ni-bi written by Nurit Hirsh and Ehud Manors
April 22, 1978 ~ Tyree Cinque Simmons, commonly known as hip-hop DJ, label executive, promoter Drama, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Not to be confused with Dirty South rapper Drama. Co-founded Generation Now, an Atlantic Records imprint, with Don Cannon carrying artists such as Lil' Uzi Vert, Jack Harlow and Skeme. As a DJ best known for his work with TI and as co-founding member of the Aphilliates collective
 
April 22, 1975 ~ Virginia Leigh Owens, commonly known as contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter Ginny Owens, born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA ~ Active since the late 1990s. Had her songs featured on TV shows such as Roswell and Felicity
April 22, 1975 ~ Blues singer, guitarist, violinist, songwriter Walter Vinson passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Member of the Mississippi Sheiks. Perhaps best known for co-writing the blues standard Sitting On Top Of The World with Lonnie Chatmon, first recorded as a country blues song by the Sheiks ~ Vinson was born in 1901
 
April 22, 1971 ~ Singer, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist George Gabriel born ~ Member of Pablo Cruise. Best known as a composer for film and TV including shows such as Baywatch Hawaii
 
April 22, 1970 ~ Pop, rock, soul guitarist, songwriter, producer Dan Warner, full name Daniel Lawrence Warner, born in Florida, USA ~ Wrote for Enrique Iglesias, Lil' Wayne, Mika. Has also worked in one capacity or another with Michael Jackson, Carlos Rivera, Shakira, Madonna, Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Barry Gibb, Alejandro Sanz, Calle 13, and others ~ Warner passed away in 2019
 
April 22, 1968 ~ Heavy metal, power metal, hard rock guitarist Pontus Norgren, full name Karl Pontus Norgren, born ~ Worked with the Great King Rat, Talisman, Humanimal, Jeff Scott Soto, Divine Fire, Hammerfall, Poodles, the Zan Clan, Doogie White, and others
April 22, 1968 ~ Producer, label executive Steve Sholes, full name Stephen Henry Sholes, passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Executive and staff producer at RCA-Victor. Signed, produced artists such as Eddy Arnold, the Browns, Hank Locklin, Homer & Jethro, Hank Snow, Jim Reeves, Pee Wee King, and perhaps most notably Elvis Presley ~ Sholes was born in 1911
 
April 22, 1966 ~ Antonia D Reed, commonly known as hip-hop, altrernative hip-hop, jazz rap singer Bahamadia, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Debuted in 1996 with the Kollage album. In-demand collaborator, featured vocalist on recordings by the Roots, Jedi Mind Tricks, Morcheeba, Guru, Erykah Badu, Towa Tei, and others
 
April 22, 1964 ~ Bassist Johannes Eick born in Eidsfoss, Norway ~ Best known for his collaborations with Karin Krog, John Surman, Vigleik Storaas, Christian Wallumrød, Sidsel Endresen, Bjorn Klakegg, and Hans Mathisen
 
April 22, 1962 ~ Pop, rock, indie rock singer, guitarist Carol van Dijk, full name Carol Lee vanDijk, born in Vancouver, Canada ~ Best known as member of Bettie Serveert, known for their 1992 Palomine debut album and its follow-up 1995's Lamprey. Also a member of country-rock outfit Chitlin' Fooks with Pascal Deweze
 
April 22, 1956 ~ Singer, saxophonist Cynthia Johnson born in St Paul, Minnesota, USA ~ Best known a lead singer of Lipps Inc, known for the 1980 hit Funkytown which topped charts across Europe, in Australia and America
 
April 22, 1951 ~ Reuben Gosfield, commonly known as guitarist, dobroist Lucky Oceans, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Co-founding member of Asleep At The Wheel, remaining with the band until emigrating to his wife's native Australia in 1980
 
April 22, 1950 ~ Jesse Willard Carr, commonly known as guitarist Pete Carr, born in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA ~ Worked with Joan Baez, Luther Ingram, Bob Seger, Joe Cocker, Boz Scaggs, Paul Simon, the Staple Singers, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Wilson Pickett, Hank Williams Jr, Leblanc & Carr, Sailcat, Hour Glass, and others ~ Carr passed away in 2020
 
April 22, 1949 ~ Punk rock, rock guitarist, singer Walter Lure born ~ Best known as a member of the Heartbreakers. Also worked with the Ramones appearing on the albums Subterranean Jungle and Too Tough To Die, the Hurricanes, the Waldos, and others ~ Lure passed away in 2020
 
April 22, 1948 ~ Singer, songwriter, radio host Larry Groce born in Dallas, Texas, USA ~ Best known as host of Mountain Stage, a two-hour live music radio show distributed by NPR. As a recording artist scored a novelty hit with Junk Food Junkie in 1976
 
April 22, 1947 ~ Bassist, guitarist Jimmy Rosica born ~ Original member of Brooklyn Bridge, fronted by Johnny Maestro, best known for their 1968 hit Worst That Could Happen
 
April 22, 1945 ~ Efstratios Dimitriou, commonly known as singer, keyboardist, accordionist, percussionist, songwriter Demetrio Stratos, born in Alexandria, Egypt ~ Co-founder, lead singer of progressive rock band Area. Has also worked with I Rebelli, Lucio Battisti, Juan Hidalgo, John Cage, Paul Zukofsky, and toured and recorded as a solo artist ~ Dimitriou passed away in 1979
 
April 22, 1944 ~ Classical pianist, conductor Joshua Rifkin born in New York, New York, USA ~ Acclaimed for his series of Scott Joplin albums, starting with 1970's Scott Joplin Piano Rags renewing an interest in ragtime. Also considered an authority on Johann Sebastian Bach. Has worked with the English Chamber Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, St Louis Symphony, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and others. Also active in no-classical music including arranging for Judy Collins and working with the Even Dozen Jug Band on their pivotal eponymous 1967 The Even Dozen Jug Band album
 
April 22, 1943 ~ Soul pop singer, actor Mel Carter born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA ~ Best known for Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me, a 1965 Billboard top 10 hit and million-seller originally recorded by Karen Chandler in 1952. Other well-known songs include Band Of Gold and All Of A Sudden My Heart Sings
 
April 22, 1941 ~ Jazz, pop keyboardist, producer, composer, pianist Don Grusin born in Denver, Colorado, USA ~ Brother of pianist Dave Grusin. Leader and sideman. Member of seminal Latin jazz outfit Azteca, which also included Pete Escovedo. Co-foundedn jazz fusion group Friendship with Lee Ritenour, Ernie Watts and Alex Acuna. Has also worked with artist from jazz and pop such as Randy Crawford, Billy Eckstine, Joe Pass, the Pointer Sisters, Gerald Albright, Patti Austin, David Benoit, Larry Carlton, Gilberto Gil, Airto Moreira, Shakatak, Zoot Sims, Sadao Watanabe, and others
 
April 22, 1940 ~ Singer, songwriter Ray Griff born in Vancouver, Canada ~ Wrote or co-wrote an estimated 2,500 songs. Artists who have recorded his work include Faron Young, Jerry Lee Lewis (Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano), Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, George Hamilton IV (Canadian Pacific), Johnny Horton, Bob Luman, Gene Watson, Johnny Duncan, and others ~ Griff passed away in 2016
 
April 22, 1938 ~ Jazz guitarist, composer, arranger Lloyd Wells born in Laurel, Mississippi, USA ~ Worked with Tennessee Ernie Ford, Brenda Lee, Porter Wagoner, Mundell Lowe, Jim Ferguson, and others
 
April 22, 1937 ~ Bernard Alfred Nitzsche, commonly known as producer, songwriter, arranger Jack Nitzsche, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Important behind the scenes musician and mentor to many, especially the top stars of the 1970s. First gained attention in the early 1960s as arranger serving as producer Phil Spector's right-hand. Credited on several early albums by the Rolling Stones as playing “the Nitzsche-phone” which would basically mean piano, keyboard or organ. Present on albums such as The Rolling Stones Now, Out Of Our Heads, Aftermath and Between The Buttons. Noted for his contributions to hit singles such as Paint It Black and Let's Spend The Night Together and especially for the piano solo on Angie. Wrote the music for over a dozen feature films including the Excorcist and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest. Has also worked with Earl Palmer, Leon Russell, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield, Graham Parker, and numerous others ~ Nitzsche passed away in 2000
 
April 22, 1936 ~ Jazz saxophonist, composer Don Menza born in Buffalo, New York, USA ~ Father of Megadeth-drummer Nick Menza. Leader and sideman. Worked with Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton, Louie Bellson, Buddy Rich (noted for the solo on Channel One Suite), Elvin Jones, Neil Diamond, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Burrell, Larry Carlton, Pete Christlieb, Stanley Clarke, Leonard Cohen, Natalie Cole, Rita Coolidge, João Donato, Henry Mancini, the Manhattan Transfer, Sérgio Mendes, Barry Mann, Lou Rawls, Helen Reddy, Boz Scaggs, Lalo Schifrin, Toto, Narada Michael Walden, and others
April 22, 1936 ~ Country, soft rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Glen Campbell, full name Glen Travis Campbell, born in Billstown, Arkansas, USA ~ In-demand session musician. Member of the Champs, the Hondells, the Wrecking Crew. Worked with the Beach Boys, Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, the Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Merle Haggard, Phil Spector, the Everly Brothers, Shelley Fabares, Paul Revere & the Raiders, the Kingston Trio, Roger Miller, Gene Clark, Lou Rawls, Elvis Presley. Solo artist since the mid-1960s known for songs such as The Universal Soldier, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Rhinestone Cowboy and Southern Nights ~ Campbell passed away in 2017
 
April 22, 1935 ~ Bassist Paul Chambers, full name Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers Jr, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Influenced by Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Oscar Pettiford, Ray Brown, Charles Mingus, George Duvivier. Fixture in 1950s and 1960s jazz present on pivotal albums such as Thelonious Monk's Brilliant Corners, John Coltrane's Giant Steps, Miles Davis's Kind Of Blue, and Oliver Nelson's The Blues And The Abstract Truth. Has also worked with Paul Quinichette, Bennie Green, Paul Quinichette, Roy Haynes, Phineas Newborn Jr, Red Garland, Wes Montgomery, Cannonball Adderley, Wynton Kelly, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, Elmo Hope, and others. Tributed in several songs, notably Max Roach's Five For Paul and Barenaked Ladies's Paul Chambers ~ Chambers passed away in 1969
April 22, 1935 ~ Drummer WS Holland born in Saltillo, Tennessee, USA ~ Played with Carl Perkins, including on Blue Suede Shoes. Played with Johnny Cash as a member of Cash's backing bands the Tennessee Three, the Great Eighties Eight, and as a member of the Johnny Cash Show Band. Also drummed on the The Million Dollar Quartet sessions, backing Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Perkins and Cash ~ Holland passed away in 2020
 
April 22, 1932 ~ Singer Martha Shepherd, full name Martha Jane Shepherd, born ~ Member of vocal quartet the Shepherd Sisters, alongside sister Gayle Shepherd, Mary Lou Shepherd and Judith Shepherd, best known for their 1957 Billboard Hot 100 top 20 hit Alone (Why Must I Be Alone) ~ Shepherd passed away in 1998
 
April 22, 1931 ~ Gilberto Miguel Calderón, commonly known as conga player, bandleader Joe Cuba, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Regarded as “the Father of Latin Boogaloo”. Fronted the Joe Cuba Sextet, known for songs such as To Be With You, El Pito (I'll Never Go Back To Georgia) and Sock It To Me ~ Calderón passed away in 2009
 
April 22, 1928 ~ Swing, hard bop trumpeter, composer Tommy Turrentine, full name Thomas Walter Turrentine Jr, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Brother of saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. Leader and sideman. Worked with Benny Carter, Earl Bostic, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Sonny Clark, Lou Donaldson, Max Roach, Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon, Horace Parlan, and others ~ Turrentine passed away in 1997
 
April 22, 1924 ~ Allen George Smith, commonly known as blues harpist George Harmonica Smith, born in West Helena, Arkansas, USA ~ Member of Bacon Fat. Best known for backing Muddy Waters as well as Big Mama Thornton ~ Smith passed away in 1983
 
April 22, 1922 ~ Jazz, hard bop, bebop, post-bop, free-jazz, avant-garde bass virtuoso, pianist, songwriter Charles Mingus born in Nogales, Arizona, USA ~ Easily counted among the most important and influential jazz musicians, composers of all time, easily. Known for compositions such as Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Hora Decubitus, Epitaph, and others. Has collaborated with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dannie Richmond, Herbie Hancock, and others ~ Mingus passed away in 1979
April 22, 1922 ~ Pianist Lou Stein born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Worked with Ray McKinley, Glenn Miller, Charlie Ventura, the Lawson-Haggart Band, Benny Goodman, Sarah Vaughan, the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Louie Bellson, Red Allen, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Joe Venuti, Woody Herman, Lee Konitz, Joe Newman, Charlie Parker, Cootie Williams, and others ~ Stein passed away in 2002
 
April 22, 1921 ~ Cándido Camero Guerra, commonly known as conga, bongo player Candido, born in Havana, Cuba ~ Leader and sideman recording since the mid-1950s. Influential in many genres including Afro-Cuban jazz to disco. Especially notable in the disco genre is the 1979 album Dancing And Prancing on the Salsoul Records label, featuring a reworked version of the 1950s song Jingo. The song was originally done by Nigerian percussionist Babatunde Olatunji and has also been recorded by Serge Gainsbourg (as Marabout), James Last, Pierre Moerlen, Fatboy Slim, and notably Santana on their 1969 eponymous debut album Santana. Camero has worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Bobby Sanabria, Benjamin Lapidus, Gene Ammons, Art Blakey, Ray Bryant, Kenny Burrell, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Taylor, Bennie Green, Don Elliott, Stan Kenton, the Lecuona Cuban Boys, Randy Weston, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Grant Green, Illinois Jacquet, Gary McFarland, Wes Montgomery, the Tico All-Stars, Bobby Hutcherson, Elvin Jones, Ellen McIlwaine, Erroll Garner, Tito Puente, Machito, and others ~ Guerra passed away in 2020
 
April 22, 1920 ~ Conductor, cellist Arthur Winograd born in New York, New York, USA ~ Music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Member of the Juilliard String Quartet ~ Winograd passed away in 2010
April 22, 1920 ~ Benjamin Drootin, commonly known as jazz drummer Buzzy Drootin, born in Kiev, Ukraine ~ Worked with Jess Stacy, Lee Wiley, Doc Cheatham, Vic Dickenson, Bobby Hackett, Claude Hopkins, Jimmy McPartland, Pee Wee Russell, Arvell Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Jack Teagarden, Ruby Braff, Anita O'Day, Wild Bill Davison, Eddie Condon, Serge Chaloff, Sidney Bechet, George Wein, and others ~ Drootin passed way in 2000
 
April 22, 1919 ~ Benjamin Joseph Jackson, commonly known as saxophonist Bull Moose Jackson, born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA ~ Popular dirty blues singer most successful in the late 1940s. Known for songs such as I Want A Bow Legged Woman, Big Ten Inch Record, I Love You (Yes I Do), and I Can't Go On Without You ~ Jackson passed away in 1989
 
April 22, 1916 ~ Violinist, conductor Yehudi Menuhin born in New York, New York, USA ~ Considered one of the greatest 20th century violinists ~ Menuhin passed away in 1999
 
April 22, 1909 ~ Herman Shertzer, commonly known as jazz saxophonist Hymie Shertzer, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Best known for his association with Benny Goodman including on the pivotal 1937 recording of Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing). Also worked with Tommy Dorsey, Bunny Berigan, Lionel Hampton, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Sy Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw, and others ~ Shertzer passed away in 1977
 
April 22, 1908 ~ Avery Howard, commonly known as jazz trumpeter Kid Howard, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Worked with the Eureka Brass Band, the Allens Brass Band, the Tuxedo Brass Band, George Lewis, the Original Zenith Brass Band, Louis Nelson, and others ~ Howard passed away in 1966