This Day In Music: August 27
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August 27, 2022 ~ Manuel Muñoz Alcón, commonly known as flamenco guitarist, composer Manolo Sanlúcar, passed away in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain ~ Alongside Paco de Lucia, Tomatito and Vicente Amigo considered one of the key figures in the evolution of the flamenco guitar. Actively recording since the late 1960s. Especially acclaimed for the albums Tauromagia and Locura De Brisa Y Trino ~ Alcón was born in 1943
 
August 27, 2021 ~ Samuel Salter, commonly known as R&B singer, songwriter Sam Salter, passed away in Apple Valley, California, USA ~ Influenced by Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Discovered by LA Reid. Had his 1997 It's On Tonight debut album produced by a team which included Tricky Stewart, Tony Rich and Robin Thicke, spawning the Billboard R&B top 20 hit After 12 Before 6. Would continue to record to mixed succes. Has written songs for 98°, Aaron Skyy, Xscape's Kandi Burruss, B2K, the Isley Brothers, Tyrese, and others ~ Salter was born in 1975
August 27, 2021 ~ Composer, conductor, music director Siegfried Matthus passed away in Stolzenhagen, Germany ~ One of Germany's most performed contemporary composers. Perhaps best known for his 1991 opera Judith. Founder and music director of the the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Festival ~ Matthus was born in 1934
 
August 27, 2019 ~ Keyboardist, songwriter Donnie Fritts, full name Donald Ray Frits, passed away in Birmingham, Alabama, USA ~ Best known for his association with Kris Kristofferson. Also worked with Rick Hall, Billy Sherrill, Dan Penn, Arthur Alexander, David Briggs, Jerry Carrigan, Norbert Putnam, Jerry Wexler, Willie Nelson, Spooner Oldham, Waylon Jennings, Delbert McClinton, Tony Joe White, Sammy Creason, Lee Roy Parnell, John Prine, and others. As a songwriter had his songs recorded by Joe Simon, Bonnie Koloc, Charlie Rich (You're Gonna Love Yourself In The Morning), the Box Tops, Dolly Parton (We Had It All), Dusty Springfield (Breakfast In Bed), and others ~ Fritts was born in 1942
 
August 27, 2014 ~ Progressive rock, Christian rock singer, keyboardist Jan Groth, full name Jan Leonard Groth, passed away ~ Rose to prominence in the early 1970s as member of progressive rock band Aunt Mary, singing lead and playing keyboards. Would later venture out on his own, focusing on Christian rock. Internationally perhaps best known as member of Just 4 Fun, representing Norway in the 1991 Eurovision Songfestival with the song Mrs Thompson reaching 17th place ~ Groth was born in 1946
August 27, 2014 ~ Jazz trombonist, composer, arranger Roy Crimmins born in London, UK ~ Worked with Mick Mulligan, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Raymond Premru, Don Lusher, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Archie Semple, Alex Welsh, Freddy Randall, Harry Gold, Lennie Hastings, Pee Wee Russell, Wild Bill Davison, Bob Wilber, and others ~ Crimmins was born in 1929
 
August 27, 2007 ~ Pianist, music director Doug Riley, full name Douglas Brian Riley, passed away ~ Member of R&B outfit the Silhoettes. Also recorded under the moniker Dr Music. Musical director of the Famous People Players for two decades. Keyboardist and arranger on Ray Charles' 1969 Doing His Thing album after which Charles offered him a steady spot in the band. Riley kindfully declined, focusing on his career in Canada ~ Riley was born in 1945
 
August 27, 2006 ~ Beat, psychedelic rock drummer Christer Pettersson passed away ~ Co-founding member of the Hep Stars, enjoying popularity in their native Sweden during the 1960s. The band is best known as serving as the launchpad for Benny Anderson of later ABBA fame. Well-known songs include Farmer John, Cadillac, Bald Headed Woman, Sunny Girl, Wedding, Consolation, Malaika and Mot Okant Land ~ Pettersson was born in 1942
 
August 27, 2004 ~ Birge Longquist Hansen, commonly known as singer, songwriter Jodie Birge, passed away ~ Best known for songs such as Rigtige Venner and Tre Hvide Duer ~ Hansen was born in 1945
 
August 27, 2002 ~ Singer, TV personality George Mitchell passed away in ALbrighton, UK ~ Best known as thriving force behind The Black & White Minstrel Show, a weekly variety show that aired on BBC for about twenty years starting in 1958 ~ Mitchell was born in 1917
 
August 27, 2001 ~ Guitarist Cal Collins passed away in Dillsboro, Indiana, USA ~ Collins first played the mandolin as a bluegrass musician but turned to jazz guitar after hearing Charlie Christian, Irving Ashby, and Oscar Moore perform. Collins worked with artists such as Benny Goodman, Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache Jr, Rosemary Clooney, Ross Tompkins, Woody Herman, John Bunch, and Marshal Royal. Collins would ocassionaly return to country including on a 1993 tour with Jerry Douglas and Doc Watson ~ Collins was born in 1933
 
August 27, 1997 ~ Madeline Ashley Noyes, commonly known as singer Maty Noyes, born in Corinth, Mississippi, USA ~ First gained attention as vocalist on the Weeknd's 2015 Beauty Behind The Madness album and subsequently as lead singer on Kygo's international hit Stay. Debuted a as a solo artist with the Noyes Complaint EP in 2016
 
August 27, 1995 ~ Difosco T Ervin Jr, commonly known as singer, songwriter Big Dee Irwin, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ~ Lead singer of 1950's vocal group the Pastels, known for their debut single Been So Long, penned by Ervin. Best known for duetting with Little Eva on the 1963 single Swinging On A Star, a top 40 hit in America, top 10 in the UK. Also known for a handful of earlier modest R&B hits such as 1959's I Can't Help It (I'm Falling In Love), 1960's Let's Try Again and 1961's Someday You'll Understand Why. Has also worked as a songwriter for Ray Charles, Bobby Womack, and others. In 1964 the Hollies would cover Ervins's What Kind Of Boy ~ Ervin was born in 1932
 
August 27, 1994 ~ Tango singer Roberto Goyneche passed away in Buenos Aires, Argentina ~ Epitomized the archetype of 1950s Buenos Aires bohemian life. Dubbed “El Polaco”. Worked with Raúl Kaplún, Horacio Salgán, Anibal Troilo, and others ~ Goyeneche was born in 1926
 
August 27, 1992 ~ Pop, EDM, dance-pop, electropop singer Kim Petras born in Cologne, Germany ~ Known for songs such as I Don't Want It All, Feeling Of Falling with Cheat Codes, Heart To Break, 1 2 3 Dayz Up featuring Sophie
 
August 27, 1991 ~ Ernst Heinrich Stauffer, commonly known as violinist, saxophonist, bandleader Teddy Stauffe, passed away in Acapulco, Mexico ~ Dubbed Germany's “Swing King” of the 1930s. Formed the Teddies. Regularly got into trouble with the Reichsmusikkammer ~ Stauffer was born in 1909
 
August 27, 1990 ~ Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan passed away in East Troy, Wisconsin, USA ~ Although his career was cut short by an untimely death considered one of the most influential and gifted guitarists in blues rock. Baby brother of Jimmy Vaughan. Paved the way for guitarists such as Robert Cray, Jeff Healey, Robben Ford, Walter Trout. Recorded half a dozen albums starting with Texas Flood released in 1983. Guested on recordings by David Bowie, Johnny Copeland, Marcia Ball, Lonnie Mack, James Brown, Dick Dale, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Warnes, and others ~ Vaughan was born in 1954
 
August 27, 1989 ~ Indie rock, alternative country, folk rock singer, songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield born in Kent, Ohio, USA ~ Member of family bluegrass outfit One Way Rider, touring as early as age 8. Recorded her White Lies solo debut at age 15, selling only a few hundred copies. One of those copies reached the Black Keys-singer Dan Auerbach. The latter would go on to produce her next album, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, released in 2008. Mayfield has recorded to critical acclaim and a devoted fanbase since
 
August 27, 1987 ~ Jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader Ben Branch passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Backed BB King starting on late 1940s recordings. Also worked wqith Hank Crawford, Ike Turner, Isaac Hayes, Donald Duck Dunn, Brother Jack McDuff, Etta James, Little Milton, Phil Upchurch, and others ~ Branch was born in 1928
 
August 27, 1986 ~ Mario Dewar Barrett, mononymously known simply as singer, songwriter, actor, dancer Mario, born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA ~ Best known for his early 2000s singles Just A Friend and Let Me Love You. Has collaborated with Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Baby Bash, Hurricane Chris, Lil' Jon, Alex Gaudino, Nitti Gritti, and others
 
August 27, 1985 ~ Electropop, dance-pop, crunkcore singer, rapper, songwriter Sean Foreman born in Boulder, Colorado, USA ~ Half of electronic pop duo 3OH!3, the other half being Nathaniel Motte, known for songs such as Don't Trust Me and Starstrukk featuring Katy Perry. In-demand songwriter and collaborator. Has worked with Lil' Jon, Blues Traveler, Wallpaper, the Summer Set, Karmin, Ariana Grande, Delta Goodrem, Fitz & the Tantrums, the Two Door Cinema Club, and others. Co-wrote Ke$ha's Blah Blah Blah, a platinum hit in 2010
 
August 27, 1983 ~ Susana Alimivna Jamaladinova, commonly known as singer Jamala born in Osh, Kirghiz SSR ~ Internationally best known for winning the 2016 Eurovision Songfestival, representing Ukraine with the song 1944, one of the most politically charged songs in the history of the Songfestival
 
August 27, 1982 ~ Adam George Dyment, commonly known as DJ, songwriter, producer Duke Dumont, born in Harrow, UK ~ Known for a number of UK hits starting in the mid-2010s including Need U (100%), I Got U, Ocean Drive and Won't Look Back
August 27, 1982 ~ Singer, bandleader Pacho Alonso passed away ~ Active since the 1950s. Credited with creating pilón, a musical form and dance, in collaboration with percussionist, composer Enrique Bonne. Also collaborated with Benny Moré, Fernando Alvarez, Ibrahim Ferrer, and others ~ Alonso was born in 1928
 
August 27, 1978 ~ Violinist, orchestra director, composser Enrique Mario Francini passed away in Buenos Aires, Argentina ~ Formed the Orquesta Francini-Pontier in 1945 with bandoneonist Armando Pontier. Also noted for working with Astor Piazzolla's Octeto Buenos Aires. Has also worked with Miguel Caló, Hector Stamponi, the Quinteto Real, Elvino Vardaro, Orlando Tripodi, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic, and others ~ Francini was born in 1916
 
August 27, 1977 ~ Singer Jimmy Buffett marries Jane Slagsvol ~ Previously married to Margie Washichek for two years, Buffett marries his second wife, Jane. The couple would have three children, the third adopted in 1994
August 27, 1977 ~ Mason Durell Betha, commonly known as rapper, songwriter Mase, born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA ~ Released his full-length debut album, Harlem World, in 1997. Three of the album's singles would reach top 10 of the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, namely Feel So Good featuring Kelly Price, What You Want featuring Total and Lookin' At Me featuring Puff Daddy. Has also collaborated with Notorious BIG, Tasha Holiday, Brian McKnight, Blackstreet, Cam'ron, Busta Rhymes, DMX, Nelly, Fat Joe, French Montana, Eric Bellinger, and others
August 27, 1977 ~ Jazz drummer Quincy Davis born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA ~ Worked with Tom Harrell, Benny Green, Hank Jones, Kurt Elling, Clayton Brothers, Gerald Clayton, Russell Malone, Frank Wess, Eric Lewis, Junko Onishi, Ernestine Anderson, Vincent Gardner, Randy Napoleon, Wynton Marsalis, Eric Reed, Cyrus Chestnut, Paquito d'Rivera, Lew Tabackin, Marcus Printup, Warren Vache Jr, Ron Blake, Jon Faddis, Stefon Harris, Peter Bernstein, Roy Hargrove, Paula West, Nicholas Payton, the New York Voices, Ryan Kisor, Regina Carter, Wessell Anderson, Dave Stryker, Bobby Watson, Xavier Davis, Daniela Schaechter, and others
 
August 27, 1975 ~ Alternative metal guitarist, bassist, drummer Björn Gelotte, full name Björn Ingvar Gelotte, born in Gothenburg, Sweden ~ Member of In Flames, initially as a drummer and switching to guitar after Glenn Ljungström left the band
August 27, 1975 ~ R&B, doo-wop singer Bob Scholl passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Lead singer of 1950s doo-wop outfit the Mello-kings, known for their 1957 Tonite Tonite hit single ~ Scholl was born in 1938
August 27, 1975 ~ Guitarist, singer Janove Ottesen born in Stord, Norway ~ Best known for co-founding the Kaizers Orchestra with Geir Zahl.
 
August 27, 1972 ~ Singer Greg Corbett, full name Gregory James Corbett, born in Asheboro, North Carolina, USA ~ Member of the Country Gentlemen from 1991 to its disbandement in 2004. Co-founded Circuit Riders ~ Corbett passed away in 2014
August 27, 1972 ~ James Moyer Franks, commonly known as rapper, singer, songwriter Jimmy Pop, born in Trappe, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Lead vocalist, rhyth guitarist, primary songwriter of the Bloodhound Gang, merging pink rock, alternative hip-hop, rapcore, funk metal and electronic rock with a dose of humor. Well-known songs include Fire Water Burn, Foxtrot Uniform Charlie, Ballad Of Chasey Lain and their best-known The Bad Touch. The latter would become a top 10 hit across Europe, including reaching the No.1 spot in Germany, Italy, Ireland
 
August 27, 1971 ~ Lilian Hardin, commonly known as pianist, singer, songwriter Lil' Armstrong, passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Second wife of Louis Armstrong, whom she convinced to leave King Oliver's band and pursue a solo career. As a composer known for songs such as Strutting With Some Barbecue, Don't Jive Me, Two Deuces, Knee Drops, Doing The Suzie Q, Just For A Thrill (a 1959 hit for Ray Charles), Clip Joint, Bad Boy (a 1978 hit for Ringo Starr), and others ~ Armstrong was born in 1898
 
August 27, 1968 ~ Bassist Nicolas Thys born in Brussels, Belgium ~ Worked with Toots Thielemans, Garrett List, Judy Niemack, Mark Turner, Ivan Paduart, Kris Defoort, Kenny Werner, Mike Stern, KD's Decade, Felix Simtaine, Tomas & Co, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Octun, Jason Seizer, Bill Carrothers, and others
 
August 27, 1967 ~ Paulo Correa De Araujo, commonly known as singer, guitarist, actor, songwriter Paulinho Moska, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ Member of Gargante Profunda. Member of Inimigos Do Rei. Has also recorded as a solo artist
 
August 27, 1965 ~ Bo Martin Erik Erikson, commonly known as eurodance singer E-Type, born in Uppsala, Sweden ~ Scored a number of top 10 hits in his native Sweden, starting in the mid 1990s. Among his best known songs are This Is The Way, Free Like A Flying Demon, Calling Your Name, Angels Crying, Campione 2000, and Paradise
August 27, 1965 ~ Jazz guitarist, producer, composer Rez Abbasi born in Karachi, Pakistan ~ Worked with Kiran Ahluwalia, Billy Hart, DD Jackson, Dave Liebman, Dave Pietro, Gary Thomas, Gary Versace, Kenny Werner, Marvin Smith, Rick Margitza, Sunny Jain, Tim Hagans, Tony Malaby, Mike Clark, Adam Rudolph, and others
 
August 27, 1964 ~ Singer, actress, comedienne Gracie Allen passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Married to George Burns with whom she also worked, including under the moniker Burns & Allen ~ Allen was born in 1895
August 27, 1964 ~ Michael Alec Anthony West, commonly known as jungle producer, toaster Rebel MC, born in Islington, UK ~ Popularized the term “jungle”. Co-founded Double Trouble with Karl Brown and Leigh Guest, known for the late 1980s recordings Just Keep Rockin' and Street Tuff. Debuted as a solo artist in 1990 with the Rebel Music album
 
August 27, 1961 ~ Gospel, R&B singer Yolanda Adams, full name Yolanda Yvette Adams, born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Dubbed “the First Lady of Modern Gospel”. Debuted in 1987 with the album Just As I Am. Crossover appeal and became known to listeners outside gospel with 1999's Mountain High Valley Low, collaborating with Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Warryn Campbell and Keith Thomas. Best known for songs such as I Believe I Can Fly featuring Gerald Levert, Someone Watching Over You and perhaps her best known Open My Heart
 
August 27, 1959 ~ Latin pop singer, actress Daniela Romo born in Mexico City, Mexico ~ Influenced by Rocio Dúrcal, whom she credits as an inspiration to become a singer and actress. Made her film debut in La Casa Del Pelicano at age 17. As a singer worked with Lolita de la Colina, Adrian Posse, and Silvetti. Known for songs such as Mentiras, Yo No Te Pida La Lune, the gay anthem Coco Loco, Adelante Corazón, Todo Todo Todo, and others
August 27, 1959 ~ Pianist, keyboardist Frode Fjellheim born in Mosjoen, Norway ~ Best known for penning Eatnemen Vuelle, which was later adapted to become the opening number of the animated feature film Frozen. Co-founded Transjoik, active since the mid-1990s. Has also recorded as a solo artist and collaborated with Ulla Pirttijärvi-Länsman, Barut, Mari Boine, Anne Vada, and others
 
August 27, 1957 ~ Fiddler, songwriter Johnny Cunningham born in Edinburgh, UK ~ Instrumental in popularizing Celtic folk. Founding member of Silly Wizard. Also worked with Relativity, the Raindogs, Nightnoise, Susan McKeown, Séamus Egan, Aine Minogue, Casey Neill, and others ~ Cunningham passed away in 2003
 
August 27, 1955 ~ Jazz, pop-jazz singer Laura Fygi born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ~ Member of 1980s disco band Centerfold. Debuted as a solo artist with the album Introducing in 1991. Has worked with Toots Thielemans, Johnny Griffin, Michel Legrand, Clark Terry, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, and others
 
August 27, 1953 ~ Alexandar Zivojinovic, commonly known as guitarist Alex Lifeson born in Fernie, Canada ~ Co-founded progressive rock band Rush in 1968 with drummer John Rutsey and bassist, singer Jeff Jones. The latter would be replaced by Geddy Lee a month later, Neal Peart replaced Rutsey in 1974
 
August 27, 1950 ~ Guitarist, singer John Turnbull, full name John George Turnbull, born in Newcastle-upon-Thyne, UK ~ Worked with Skip Bifferty, the Chosen Few, Arc, Loving Awareness, Glencoe, Nick Lowe, the Spiritual Cowboys, the Eurythmics, Talk Talk, Londonbeat, Paul Young, Bob Geldof, World Party, the Kaos Band, the Blockheads, and others
 
August 27, 1949 ~ Country singer, guitarist, fiddler Jeff Cook, full name Jeffrey Alan Cook, born in Fort Payne, Alabama, USA ~ Co-founded Wildcountry in 1972 with his cousins Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry. The band would become better known after changing its name to Alabama in 1977 and regularly top the country charts, mostly in the 1980s, with songs such as Love In The First Degree, Mountain Music, Dixieland Delight, and others ~ Cook passed away in 2022
 
August 27, 1946 ~ Singer Frankie Laine records That's My Desire ~ Written by Helmy Kresa and Carroll Loveday. Paired with By The River Sainte Marie on the flipside it would be Laine's first hit, eventhough the version by Sammy Kaye would chart higher. Over time it has become one of Laine's best-known records. Also recorded by Eddie Cochran, Louis Armstrong, Hadda Brooks, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown and others
August 27, 1946 ~ Jazz guitarist Roland Prince born in St John, West Indies ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Virgil Jones, Frank Foster, Kenny Barron, Al Foster, Bob Cranshaw, Johnny Hartman, Roy Haynes, Pat LaBarbera, David Murray, Compost, Elvin Jones, Shirley Scott, Buddy Terry, Larry Willis, and others ~ Prince passed away in 2016
 
August 27, 1944 ~ Bassist Tim Bogert born in Richfield, New Jersey, USA ~ Pioneered bass distortion. Longtime associate of drummer Carmine Appice. Worked with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck Bogert & Appice, Derringer Bogert & Appice, Bobby & the Midnites, Boxer, Rick Derringer, and others ~ Bogert passed away in 2021
 
August 27, 1942 ~ Singer, keyboardist Daryl Dragon born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Son of conductor, composer Carmen Dragon. Half of the duo Captain & Tennille, the other half being his wife Toni Tennille, known for hits such as Love Will Keep Us Together, Do That To Me One More Time, Muskrat Love, The Way I Want To Touch You, Lonely Night (Angel Face), and others. Also worked with Charles Wright, the Wright Sounds, sibling bands Dragons and the Mission, the Beach Boys (whose lead singer, Mike Love, gave Dragon the nickname Captain Keyboard), the Farm, the Carpenters, and others ~ Dragon passed away in 2019
 
August 27, 1941 ~ Singer, songwriter Cesária Évora born in Mindelo, Cape Verde ~ Dubbed “the Barefoot Diva” for performing without shoes ~ Évora passed away in 2011
 
August 27, 1940 ~ Warren Harding Sharrock, commonly known as free jazz, punk jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock, born in Ossining, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Mann, Miles Davis, Material, Last Exit, Peter Brötzmann, Roy Ayers, Ginger Baker, Don Cherry, Byard Lancaster, Material, Wayne Shorter, Marzette Watts, and others ~ Sharrock passed away in 1994
 
August 27, 1939 ~ Singer, producer Edward Patten, full name Edward Roy Patten, born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA ~ Longtime member of Gladys Knight & the Pips known for songs such as Every Beat Of My Heart, Midnight Train To Georgia, Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, Love Overboard, and others ~ Patten passed away in 2005
 
August 27, 1937 ~ Alice McLeod, commonly known as harpist Alice Coltrane, was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Leader and sidewoman. Married to saxophonist John Coltrane, with whom she also worked. Debuted in 1967 with the album Monastic Trio. Worked with Terry Gibbs, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, Charlie Haden, and others ~ Coltrane passed away in 2007
August 27, 1937 ~ James Dee Crowe, commonly known as bluegrass, progressive bluegrass banjoist, guitarist, singer JD Crowe, born in Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ Got his start in music while still in his teens playing with Raymond Curly Parker and notably with Jimmy Martin from 1956 through 1960. Formed the Kentucky Mountain Boys in 1961, enjoying regional succes in the Lexington area. The band would be renamed to JD Crowe & the New South by the early 1970s and become one of the most popular, influential and longest-running bluegrass, progressive bluegrass acts drawing from both rock and country. Served as mentor to numerous sidemen, many later becoming stars in their own right including Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs, and Keith Whitley ~ Crowe passed away in 2021
August 27, 1937 ~ Singer, actor Tommy Sands, full name Thomas Adrian Sands, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Became an “overnight sensation” and teen idol after appearing on Kraft Television Theater in early 1957 performing Teen-age Crush. The single would reach the Billboard top 10. Would go on to perform in a number of TV shows and films. Married to Nancy Sinatra from 1960 to 1965
 
August 27, 1934 ~ Jazz samba, bossa nova singer Silvia Telles born in Brazil ~ Popular 1950s, 1960s singer. Preceded the advent of bossa nova. Especially known as an interpreter of Antônio Carlos Jobim's songs. Mother of singer Claudia Telles. Worked with Barney Kessel, Lucio Alves, Roberto Menescal, Edu Lobo, Trio Tamba, the Quinteto Villa-Lobos, and others. Passed away age 32 in a car accident ~ Telles passed away in 1966
 
August 27, 1927 ~ Publisher, label executive Morris Levy born in the Bronx, New York, USA ~ Founder of Roulette Records and the Birdland jazz club. Described as “one of the record industry's most controversial and flamboyant players” and “a notorious crook who swindled artists out of their own royalties”. Convicted of extortion in 1990, died two months before he was scheduled to report to prison ~ Levy passed away in 1990
 
August 27, 1926 ~ Meredith Irwin Flory, commonly known as jazz saxophonist, bandleader, actor Med Flory, born in Logansport, Indiana, USA ~ Worked with Claude Thornhill, Woody Herman, Terry Gibbs, Art Pepper, Joe Maini, and others ~ Flory passed away in 2014
August 27, 1926 ~ Chicago blues drummer Odie Payne born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Worked with a wide array of musicians including Sonny Boy Williamson II, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Johnny Jones, Tampa Red, Otis Rush, Yank Rachell, Sleepy John Estes, Little Brother Montgomery, Memphis Minnie, Magic Sam, Chuck Berry (including on Nadine, You Never Can Tell, and on No Particulr Place To Go), Buddy Guy, Elmore James, and others. Co-wrote Willie Dixon's Say Man, also recorded by Willie Mabon ~ Payne passed away in 1989
 
August 27, 1925 ~ Jazz, R&B drummer Bill English born in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with Sonny Thompson, Amos Milburn, Julien Dash, Bennie Green, Erskine Hawkins, Earl Hines, the Prestige Blues Swingers, Gene Ammons, Quincy Jones, Joe Newman, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell, Eddie Jefferson, Eric Dixon, and others
August 27, 1925 ~ Bluegrass guitarist, singer, songwriter Carter Stanley born in Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia, USA ~ Best known as member of the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys, both co-founded with his brother Ralph Stanley ~ Stanley passed away in 1966
August 27, 1925 ~ Anthony John Kronenberg, commonly known as jazz drummer, pianist, bandleader, composer Tony Crombie, born in Bishopsgate, UK ~ Formed rock & roll outfit Rockets, modeled after Bill Haley's the Comets. Also ushered in British be-bop. Worked with diverse array of artists including Duke Ellington, Conway Twitty, Freddy Cannon, Johnny Preston, Wee Willie Harris, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, Joe Pass, Mark Murphy, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis ~ Kronenberg passed away in 1999
 
August 27, 1916 ~ Actress, singer Martha Raye born in Butte, Montana, USA ~ Band vocalist for Paul Ash and Boris Morros. Sang with Al Jolson. Comedy, film, TV and Broadway actress and singer who worked with many of the leading comics of her day including Abbott & Costello, WC Fields, and Charlie Chaplin. Joined the USO in 1942, awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in the form of an Oscar in 1969, awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom in 1993 by President Bill Clinton for her service to her country ~ Raye passed away in 1994
 
August 27, 1909 ~ Tenor saxophonist Lester Young, full name Lester Willis Young, born in Woodville, Mississippi, USA ~ Leader and sideman known for his free-floating style. Influenced Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Gerry Mulligan, Paul Quinichette, Sonny Stitt, and numerous others. Lovingly dubbed “Pres”, short for President, a nickname given to him by Billie Holiday. In return Young gave Holiday the nickname “Lady Day”. Worked with Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Andy Kirk, Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Charlie Parker, and others. Posthumously honored by Charles Mingus (Goodbye Pork Pie Hat), Wayne Shorter (Lester Left Town), and others ~ Young passed away in 1959