This Day In Music: August 29
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August 29, 2021 ~ Rainford Hugh Perry, commonly known as reggae, dub, ska, rocksteady, jungle producer, songwriter Lee Scratch Perry passed away in Lucea, Jamaica ~ Pioneering producer acclaimed for his importance to dub music, using samples, remixing and studio effects. Has worked with Bob Marley, Junior Murvin, Max Romeo, the Beastie Boys, the Clash, and others ~ Perry was born in 1936
August 29, 2021 ~ Psychedelic rock, acid rock, hard rock drummer, guitarist Ron Bushy passed away in Santa Monica, California, USA ~ Early member of Iron Butterfly, replacing original drummer Bruce Morse in 1966. Noted for his drum solo on the band's iconic song In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Bushy is the only band member to appear on all of the band's six studio albums ~ Bushy was born in 1945
 
August 29, 2018 ~ Elliot Mannette, commonly known as steel pan player and builder Ellie Mannette, passed away in West Virginia, USA ~ Dubbed “the Father of the Modern Steel Pan” ~ Mannette was born in 1927
 
August 29, 2017 ~ Lawrence Joseph Elgart, commonly known as saxophonist, bandleader Larry Elgart passed away in Longboat Key, Florida, USA ~ Member of the Elgarts, alongside his brother Les Elgart. The Elgarts are best known for recording Charles Albertine's Bandstand Boogie which would be used as the theme for the TV show American Bandstand ~ Elgart was born in 1922
 
August 29, 2011 ~ Singer, guitarist David Honeyboy Edwards passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Worked with Big Joe Williams, Charley Patton, Tommy Johnson, Johnny Shines, Robert Lockwood Junior, Henry Townsend, Pinetop Perkins, and others ~ Edwards was born in 1915
August 29, 2011 ~ Pop singer Fred Farran passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Member of the Arbors, which also included his twin brother Ed Farran, known for a number of 1960s recordings including Symphony For Susan, Just Let It Happen, Graduation Day and perhaps their best-known The Letter, the latter a Billboard top 20 hit in 1968 and originally recorded by the Box Tops two years earlier ~ Farran was born in 1937
 
August 29, 2009 ~ Mary Jean Loutsenhizer, commonly known as jazz singer Chris Connor, passed away in Toms River, New Jersey, USA ~ Sang with bands led by Claude Thornhill, Jerry Wald, and Stan Kenton in the early 1950s. Signed with Bethlehem in 1953 and released dual LPs, Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland and Chris Connor Sings Lullabys For Lovers, making her the label's best-selling solo artist. Moved to Atlantic Records in 1955, becoming the label's first white female jazz singers, producing a string of well-polished albums through the early 1960s working with some of the days best musicians. Connor spent the remainder of the 1960s and 1970s recording for various labels. ~ Connor was born in 1927
 
August 29, 2006 ~ Rockabilly singer, songwriter Jumpin' Gene Simmons, full name Morris Eugene Simmons, passed away ~ Best known for his sole hit Haunted House which peaked at No.11 Billboard Hot 100 in 1964 and would later be covered by a wide array of artists including the Compton Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ace Cannon, Hasil Adkins, Sam the Sham, John Fogerty, and by John Anderson. Other songs originally by Simmons include Indian Outlaw covered by Tim McGraw and Peroxide Blonde In A Hopped Up Model Ford covered by Brian Setzer. Kiss bassist Gene Simmons chose his stage name in honor of the rockabilly singer ~ Simmons was born in 1933
 
August 29, 2005 ~ Singer Barry Cowsill, full name Barry Steven Cowsill, passed away ~ Member of sibling outfit the Cowsills, best known for The Rain The Park And Other Things, Indian Lake and a live version of Hair, all of which reached the Billboard top 10 in the late 1960s ~ Cowsill was born 1954
August 29, 2005 ~ Jazz drummer John Robichaux passed away ~ Not to be confused with his uncle, bandleader, violinist and namesake John Robichaux. Played with Kid Shots Madison, Kid Thomas Valentine, and with the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra ~ Robichaux was born in 1915
 
August 29, 2001 ~ Rock & roll, pop, glam rock singer Graeme Strachan, full name Graeme Ronald Strachan, passed away in Mount Archer, Australia ~ Lead singer of Skyhooks from 1974 through 1978, rejoining on occasion in later years. As a solo artist best known for two mid-1970s covers, namely Every Little Bit Hurts and The Tracks Of My Tears originally recorded by respectively Brenda Holloway and the Miracles. Joined supergroup the Party Boys in 1984. Also worked with Frame ~ Strachan was born in 1952
 
August 29, 1998 ~ Country, rockabilly singer, songwriter Charlie Feathers, full name Charles Arthur Feathers, passed away in Memphis, Tennessee, USA ~ Known for a number of pioneering 1950 rockabilly, rock & roll recordings including Peeping Eyes, Defrost Your Heart, Tongue-tied Jill, One Hand Loose and Bottle To The Baby. At the time underappreciated, and most certainly underpromoted, but in hindsight Feather's energetic, theatrical vocal style would prove to be influential on numerous later musicians, perhaps most notably on the Cramps' Lux Interior ~ Feathers was born in 1932
 
August 29, 1993 ~ Singer, songwriter Liam Payne born in Wolverhampton, UK ~ Best known as member of boy band One Direction. Debuted as a solo artist with the 2017 single Strip That Down featuring Quavo, a top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Has since also collaborated with Zedd, Rita Ora, J Balvin, French Montana, Jonas Blue, and others
 
August 29, 1988 ~ Pianist, arranger Horace Henderson passed away in Denver, Colorado, USA ~ Brother of pianist, bandleader Fletcher Henderson. Worked with the Collegians, Sammy Stewart, Charlie Barnet, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, Jimmie Lunceford, and others ~ Henderson was born in 1904
 
August 29, 1986 ~ Singer Lea Michele born in the Bronx, New York, USA ~ Former Broadway child actress, appearing in stage productions of Les Miserables and Fiddler On The Roof. Best known as a member of Glee cast from 2009 to 2015. Released her solo debut album, Louder, in 2014
 
August 29, 1982 ~ André Levins, commonly known as rapper A+, born in Hempstead, New York, USA ~ Released his debut album, The Latch-Key Child, at age 13. The album featured contributions from Mobb Deep and Q-Tip and would spawn the modest hit single All I See. Released a sophomore album three years later, Hempstead High, with guest appearances from DeBarge, Lost Boyz and Canibus. Its hit single, Enjoy Yourself, would reach the top 10 in the UK
August 29, 1982 ~ Singer, pianist, songwriter Dor Daniel born in Hod Hasharon, Israel ~ Rose to fame with Ahava Ktana, a song he had written at a young age and left in a drawer. Its success led to a songwriting deal with Helicon Records. Artists who have recorded Daniel's songs include Idan Yaniv, Hila Zaitun, Maya Bouskilla, and others
 
August 29, 1981 ~ Indie rock bassist, producer Chris Taylor born in Seattle, Washington, USA ~ Best known as indie rock outfit Grizzly Bear bassist. Also produced albums for artists including the Dirty Projectors, the Department Of Eagles, Twin Shadow, Kishi Bashi, the Morning Benders, and others
 
August 29, 1979 ~ Electronic producer, DJ, composer Chris Clark, full name Christopher Stephen Clark, born in St Albans, UK ~ Over a dozen albums to his name, starting with Clarence Park released in 2001. Also known as a remixer having taken on songs by Friendly Fires, Amon Tobin, PVT, Maxïmo Park, Massive Attack and Depeche Mode
 
August 29, 1976 ~ Blues, electric blues harpist, guitarist, singer, songwriter Jimmy Reed, full name Mathis James Reed, passed away in Oakland, California, USA ~ Considered one of the most influential blues musicians due to his easily accessible style. Covered by Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, Etta James, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, Elvin Bishop, Barbara Lewis, Bryan Ferry, and others. Best known for songs such as Honest I Do, Shame Shame Shame, Baby What Do You Want Me To Do, Big Boss Man and Bright Lights Big City ~ Reed was born in 1925
 
August 29, 1974 ~ R&B, hip-hop, gospel singer, percussionist, producer Mario Winans born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA ~ Best known for I Don't Wanna Know, a Billboard top 10 hit in 2004. Alco co-wrote CeCe Winans, Grammy Award-winning Pray
 
August 29, 1973 ~ Rock singer, guitarist Vincent Cavanagh born in Liverpool, UK ~ Best known as co-founder and sole constant member of Anathema. Co-wrote a considerable amount of the band's material including Restless Oblivion, Re-connect, Leave No Trace, Balance and Thin Air
 
August 29, 1972 ~ Elisabeth Bunnenberg, commonly known as chanson singer Lale Andersen, passed away in Vienna, Austria ~ Best known for her 1939 recording of Lili Marleen, a huge hit with German soldiers through the end of the war and eventually selling over a million copies. Nazi officials prohibited Andersen to perform altogether for some nine months because of the song and her association with Jewish friends. In desperation Andersen reportedly attempted suicide but failed. Forced to sing in several Nazi propaganda films before semi-retiring. After the war she returned scoring hits with Die Blaue Nacht Am Hafen and Ein Schiff Wird Kommen and represented Germany at the 1961 Eurovision Songfestival with Einmal Sehen Wir Uns Wieder reaching 13th place ~ Buttenberg was born in 1905
August 29, 1972 ~ Composer, conductor René Leibowitz passed away in Paris, France ~ Known as an avid promoter of the Second Viennese School style after World War II. Renowned conductor acclaimed for his performances of works by composers as diverse as Ludwig van Beethoven, Jacques Offenbach, Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin, Giacomo Puccini, and Arthur Sullivan ~ Leibowitz was born in 1913
 
August 29, 1971 ~ Ingo Martens, commonly known as breakbeat, house, UK garage DJ, producer Azzido Da Bass, born ~ Important figure in the 1990s German techno scene. As a recording artist and producer best known for his association with Stevo Wilcken, scoring late 1990s, 2000s hits such as Dooms Night and Speed (Can You Feel It)
 
August 29, 1968 ~ Pop singer Bobby Vinton records I Love How You Love Me ~ Written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber, it would be a modest hit for the Paris Sisters in 1961. Vinton's rendition, urged by producer Billy Sherrill to do a string of covers, would make it to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, revitalizing Vinton's career. Later notable covers would be recorded by Bryan Ferry, Eddy Arnold, the Babys, Billy Fury, Neutral Milk Hotel, and others
 
August 29, 1967 ~ Psychedelic rock, rock, anti-folk, experimental singer, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, cellist, percussionist Anton Newcombe, full name Anton Alfred Newcombe, born in Newport Beach, California, USA ~ Best known as co-founding and key member of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, writing or co-writing the majority of the band's material
August 29, 1967 ~ Singer Glen Campbell records By The Time I Get To Phoenix at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California ~ Written by Jimmy Webb. Called “the greatest torch song ever written” by Frank Sinatra. Recorded by Johnny Rivers in 1965. Campbell would release his Al De Lory-produced version as lead single of the album of the same name in October 1967, paired with You've Still Got A Place In My Heart on the flipside. Later covered by numerous artists including Solomon Burke, Charlie Rich and Isaac Hayes, the latter including an 18 minute version of the tune on his 1969 Hot Buttered Soul album
August 29, 1967 ~ Pop, country pop singer Glen Campbell records Hey Little One at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California ~ Written by Dorsey Burnette and Barry Devorzon, released by Burnette in 1960. Campbell's Al De Lory-produced rendition was included on the Grammy Award-winning 1967 By The Time I Get To Phoenix album and released as a single, paired with My Baby's Gone on the flipside, in January 1968
August 29, 1967 ~ Alternative rock bassist, keyboardist, songwriter Rich Priske born in Vancouver, Canada ~ Worked with Art Bergmann, DSK, ShoCore, Chrome Dog, Bif Naked, the Real McKenzies, Florida Man, Matthew Good, Brooke Nolan, the Town Pants, Sex With Nixon, and others
 
August 29, 1966 ~ Singer Shawn Camp born in Perryville, Kansas, USA ~ As a recording artist known as a member of the Earls Of Leicester and of Silver Scooter. Backed musicians such as the Osborne Brothers, Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood. As a solo artist known for a handful of modest country hits, most notably Fallin' Never Felt So Good and Confessin' My Love. Achieved his biggest succes as a songwriter wrting or co-writing hits for artists such as Garth Brooks (Two Piña Coladas), Brooks & Dunn (How Long Gone), Josh Turner (Would You Go With Me), George Strait (River Of Love), and for Billy Currington (Love Done Gone)
 
August 29, 1964 ~ Perru McKissack, commonly known as singer Pebbles, born in Oakland, California, USA ~ Best known for a string of late 1980s top hits such as Girlfriend, Mercedes Boy and Giving You The Benefit
 
August 29, 1963 ~ Singer, songwriter Elizabeth Fraser, full name Elizabeth Davidson Fraser, born in Grangemouth, UK ~ Member of the Cocteau Twins. Also worked with This Mortal Coil, Massive Attack (notably on the hit Teardrop), Craig Armstrong, Peter Gabriel, Sam Lee (The Moon Shines Bright), Damon Reece, Ian McCulloch, the Wolfgang Press, and others
August 29, 1963 ~ Jazz pianist, bassist Wade Legge passed away in Buffalo, New York, USA ~ Played with Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Richards, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Bill Hardman, Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper, Jimmy Cleveland, Milt Jackson, Jackie McLean, Joe Roland, and others ~ Legge was born in 1934
 
August 29, 1960 ~ Earl Thomas Bridgeman, commonly known as blues singer, songwriter Earl Thomas, born ~ Debuted in 1991 with the acclaimed album Blue Not Blues. Had his songs covered by Tom Jones, Etta James (I Sing The Blues), Solomon Burke, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins
August 29, 1960 ~ Guitarist, composer Tony Macalpine born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA ~ Worked with Vinnie Moore, Joey Tafolla, Mars, CAB, Ring Of Fire, Steve Vai, Vinnie Moore, Planet X, Vitalij Kuprij, Derek Sherinian, Jeff Loomis, Mike Portnoy, Michel Polnareff, and others
 
August 29, 1959 ~ Sadenia Reader, commonly known as singer, songwriter Eddi Reader, born in Glasgow, UK ~ Member of Fairground Attraction. Sang backup for punk band Gang Of Four. Worked with with the Eurythmics, the Waterboys, Billy Mackenzie, John Foxx, Alison Moyet, Vladimir Cosma, Mark E Nevin, and others
 
August 29, 1958 ~ Jazz, funk trumpeter Jesse McGuire born in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ~ Worked with Tower Of Power, Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, and others
August 29, 1958 ~ Singer, dancer, songwriter Michael Jackson, full name Michael Joseph Jackson, born in Gary, Indiana, USA ~ Considered one of the most important cultural icons of the twentieth century. Dubbed “the King of Pop”. Child star as a member of sibling oufit the Jackson 5, known for songs such as I Want You Back, ABC, The Love You Save and I'll Be There. Debuted as a solo artist with 1972's Got To Be There, quicly followed by Ben, its title track Ben becoming a massive global hit. Shot to mega stardom in the late 1970s with the Off The Wall containing songs such as Don't Stop Til You et Enough and Rock With You. Dominated the 1980s with a string of subsequent hit albums which to this day still rank among all-time best-selling albums, notably Thriller and Bad, spawning numerous hit singles and it's accompanying music videos transforming the medium music video to an art form. Well-known songs from this period include Billie Jean, Wanna Be Startin' Something, PYT (Pretty Young Thing), Thriller, Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Dirty Diana and Smooth Criminal. Jackson would continue to hit the charts well into the 1990s scoring hits with Black or White, Remember The Time, You Are Not Alone, You Rock My World, but starting in the late 1980s his career would be overshadowed by an array of controversies over his changing appearance, extravagant behavior earning him the nickname “Wacko Jacko” such as having a personal theme park and zoo built or allegedly sleeping in a bubble, never-proven allegations of child abuse and legal and financial battles ~ Jackson passed away in 2009
August 29, 1958 ~ Percussionist, songwriter Peter Ulrich born in Perivale, UK ~ Best known as member of Dead Can Dance, starting on the band's eponymous Dead Can Dance debut album. Also worked with This Mortal Coil, the Wolfgang Press, and others. Released his solo debut album, Pathways And Dawns, in 1999
 
August 29, 1956 ~ Keyboardist, arranger, songwriter Dan Truman born in St George, Utah, USA ~ Core member of Diamond Rio, known for a number of Billboard Country top 10 hits starting in the early 1990s including Meet Me In The Middle, Norma Jean Riley, Love A Little Stronger, Walkin' Away, How Your Love Makes Me Feel, One More Day, Beautiful Mess and I Believe
August 29, 1956 ~ Jazz guitarist Doug Raney born in New York, New York, USA ~ Son of guitarist Jimmy Raney. Worked with Al Haig, Chet Baker, George Cables, Joey DeFrancesco, Kenny Drew, Tal Farlow, Tomas Franck, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Billy Hart, Hank Jones, Clifford Jordan, Duke Jordan, Jesper Lundgaard, Red Mitchell, Adam Nussbaum, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Horace Parlan, Bernt Rosengren, Jesper Thilo, Thorgeir Stubø, and others ~ Raney passed away in 2016
August 29, 1956 ~ Alternative rock guitarist Jeff Walls, full name Jeffrey Kermit Walls, born ~ Co-founding member of 1980s alternative rock outfit Guadalcanal Diary, best known for their 1987 2x4 album which was hailed by some critics as one of the best albums of the 1980s ~ Walls passed away in 2019
 
August 29, 1954 ~ Francis McIntyre, commonly known as singer, guitarist, songwriter Greg Keelor born in Inverness County, Canada ~ Best known as member of Blue Rodeo. Has also worked with Crash Vegas, Melissa McLelland, the Unintended, Cuff The Duke, and others
August 29, 1954 ~ Jazz singer, pianist, voice teacher Stephanie Nakasian born in Washington DC, USA ~ Worked with Jon Hendricks, Hod O'Brien, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, Bob Dorough, Sal Soghoian, and others
 
August 29, 1951 ~ Guitarist Geoff Whitehorn, full name Geoffrey Charles Whitehorn, born in London, UK ~ Joined If in 1971, appearing on their last two albums. Member of Crawler from 1976 to 1979. Member of the Shortlist from 1979 to 1988. Joined Procol Harum in 1991. Has also worked with artists such as Bad Company, Jethro Tull, Kevin Ayers, Elkie Brooks, the Who, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Paul McCartney, and others
 
August 29, 1948 ~ Violinist, keyboardist Simon House born in Nottingham, UK ~ CLassically trained. Best known as key member of space rock band Hawkwind, staying with the band from 1974 to 1978. Left to join David Bowie's backing band. Has also worked with High Tide, Denny Gerrard, the Third Ear Band, Michel Moorcock, Robert Calvert, Japan, David Sylvian, Thomas Dolby, Mike Oldfield, Magic Muscle, Nik Turner, the Anubian Lights, Adrian Shaw, Judy Dyble, Nektar, and released various solo recordings
 
August 29, 1945 ~ Jazz drummer Trevor Richards, full name Trevor Hamilton Edward Richards, born ~ Worked with Zutty Singleton, the Olympia Brass Band, Louis Nelson, Alton Purnell, Freddie Kohlmann, Albert Nicholas, Benny Waters, Art Hodes, Ralph Sutton, Jacques Gauthe, Clive Wilson, and others
 
August 29, 1943 ~ Richard Bernard Halligan, commonly known as pianist, trombonist, flutist, producer, arranger Dick Halligan, born in Troy, New York, USA ~ Co-founding member of Blood Sweat & Tears. Wrote Redemption and Lisa Listen To Me. Trombonist on the band's 1968 Child Is Father To The Man debut album, switched to piano and flute after Al Kooper left. Remained with the band through 1971, leaving after the BS&T 4 album. Worked as a film composer and performer since ~ Halligan passed away in 2022
August 29, 1943 ~ Singer, guitarist, composer Edu Lobo born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ Achieved fame in 1960s as part of the bossa nova movement. Known for compositions such as Upa Neguinho, Pra Dizer Adeus, Chora Bandido A Historia De Lily Braun Beatriz and others. Has worked with, has his composition seen performed or recorded by artists such as Toots Thielemans, Marcos Valle, Elis Regina, Silvia Telles, Sérgio Mendes, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Maria Bethânia, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Monica Salmaso, Sarah Vaughan, Earth Wind & Fire, Caterina Valente, and others
 
August 29, 1940 ~ Clarinetist, saxophonist,flutist Bennie Maupin born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Known for his association with Herbie Hancock, including with the Headhunters, and for appearing on the seminal Miles Davis, Bitches Brew. Also worked with Almanac, John Beasley, George Cables, Jack DeJohnette, Eddie Henderson, Woody Shaw, Dr Lonnie Smith, McCoy Tyner, and others
August 29, 1940 ~ John Matthew Pocisk, commonly known as saxophonist, singer Johnny Paris, born in Walbridge, Ohio, USA ~ Fronted Johnny & the Hurricanes, known for a number of late 1950s, early 1960s hits including Red River Rock, Reveille Rock and Beatnik Fly ~ Pocisk passed away in 2006
 
August 29, 1936 ~ Pianist Clara Sverner born in São Paulo, Brazil ~ Over two dozen albums to her name. Frequent collaborator of Paulo Moura. Credited for popularizing the works of composer Glauco Velasquez. Also hailed as an interpreter of Almeida Prado, Gilberto Mendes, Ronaldo Miranda, and others
 
August 29, 1935 ~ Singer, percussionist, songrwriter, producer Bob Markley, full name Robert H Markley, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA ~ Founded psychedelic rock band the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. The band is best known for their 1968 album Volume 3 (A Child's Guide To Good And Evil), considered a landmark album in psychedelic rock ~ Markley passed away in 2003
 
August 29, 1934 ~ R&B singer Gene Allison, full name Versie Gene Allison, born in Pegram, Tennessee, USA ~ Worked with the Fairfield Four and the Skylarks. As a solo artist best known for his 1957 Ted Jarrett-penned hit You Can Make It If You Try, later notably covered by the Rolling Stones, Sly & the Family Stone, Gene Vincent, and by Buddy Guy ~ Allison passed away in 2004
 
August 29, 1933 ~ Singer, pianist, actor Ramses Shaffy born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France ~ Emerged from the 1960s to become one of the Netherlands' most beloved singers. Known for songs such as Sammy, We Zullen Doorgaan, Pastorale with Liesbeth List, Laat Me and perhaps his best-known Zing Vecht Huil Bid Lach En Bewonder. Many of his songs remain popular to this day ~ Shaffy passed away in 2009
 
August 29, 1932 ~ Jazz saxophonist, flautist Jerry Dodgion born in Richmond, California, USA ~ Worked with Rudy Salvini, Gerald Wilson, Vernon Alley, Billie Holiday, Benny Carter, Red Norvo, Benny Goodman, Oliver Nelson, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Herbie Hancock, Duke Pearson, Blue Mitchell, Count Basie, Marian McPartland, Sonny Clark, Charlie Mariano, Randy Brecker, Lou Donaldson, Bobby Hackett, JJ Johnson, Etta Jones, Yusef Lateef, Blue Mitchell, Quincy Jones, Wes Montgomery, Shirley Scott, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, and others
 
August 29, 1929 ~ Gospel singer, songwriter, actress Albertina Walker born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Influenced by Mahalia Jackson. Known for songs such as Please Be Patient With Me, I Can Go To God In Prayer, The Best Is Yet To Come, The Impossible Dream, and Joy Will Come. Worked with the Pete Williams Singers, the Willie Webb Singers, the Robert Anderson Singers, the Caravans, James Cleveland, Bessie Griffin, Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, Inez Andrews, Loleatta Holloway, John McNell, Cassietta George, Delores Washington, the Cathedral Of Love Choir, Metro Mass Choir, the West Point Choir, the Sisters Of Glory, Thelma Houston, CeCe Peniston, Phoebe Snow, Lois Walden, and others ~ Walker passed away in 2010
August 29, 1929 ~ Algia Mae O'Neal, comonly known as singer, guitarist Algia Mae Hinton, born in Johnston County, North Carolina, USA ~ Piedmont blues singer, guitarist. Known for playing the guitar behind her head as she danced ~ O'Neal passed away in 2018
 
August 29, 1928 ~ Paul Evans, commonly known as jazz saxophonist Stump Evans, passed away in Douglas County, Kansas, USA ~ One of the first jazz saxophonists. Worked with the Creole Jazz Band led by King Oliver, the Dixie Syncopators, Priscilla Stewart, Jelly Roll Morton's outfit the Red Hot Peppers, Erskine Tate, Jimmy Wade, and others. Died at age 23 of tuberculosis ~ Evans was born in 1904
 
August 29, 1927 ~ Gospel singer Marion Williams born in Miami, Florida, USA ~ Member of the Ward Singers for over a decade starting in 1947 and subsequently the Stars Of Faith ~ Williams passed away in 1994
August 29, 1927 ~ Thomas Raymond Kelly, commonly known as jazz double-bassist Red Kelly, born in Shelby, Montana, USA ~ Worked with Charlie Barnet, Herbie Fields, Claude Thornhill, Red Norvo, Red Mitchell, Woody Herman, Dick Collins, Nat Pierce, Maynard Ferguson, Med Flory, Stan Kenton, Lennie Niehaus, the Modest Jazz Trio, Jim Hall, Harry James, and others ~ Kelly passed away in 2004
 
August 29, 1924 ~ Ruth Lee Jones, commonly known as singer, pianist Dinah Washington, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA ~ Popular 1950s jazz singer, drew from blues, R&B, traditional pop. Debuted in 1944 with Evil Gal Blues. Also known for hits such as Ain't Misbehavin', Am I Asking Too Much, Baby Get Lost, I Wanna Be Loved, Cold Cold Heart, What A Difference A Day Makes, the Brook Benton duet Baby You've Got What It Takes, September In The Rain, and others. Worked with Lionel Hampton, Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Ben Webster, and others ~ Jones passed away in 1963
August 29, 1924 ~ Singer, actress Maria Dolores Pradera born in Madrid, Spain ~ Recognised as one of the most admired voices in Spain and Latin America. Started as an actress in the 1950s. Focused on her music career since the 1960s, specializing in bolero, ballad, ronda, folk and other traditional idioms ~ Pradera passed away in 2018
 
August 29, 1922 ~ Jazz trumpeter Rolf Ericson born ~ Active from late 1940s onwards. Played with Charlie Barnet, Woody Herman, Paul Gonsalves, Charlie Parker, Lars Gullin, Charles Mingus. Later he also worked with Arne Domnerus, Charlie Spivak, Harry James, the Dorsey Brothers, Les Brown, the Lighthouse All-Stars, and Ernestine Anderson. From the mid-1950s onwards he played with Dexter Gordon, Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, Dan Terry, and Max Roach. Member of Duke Ellington's orchestra from 1963 to 1971 ~ Ericson passed away in 1997
 
August 29, 1920 ~ Saxophonist Charlie Parker born in Kansas City, Kansas, USA ~ Pivotal be-bop pioneer. Helped change the image of a jazz musician from entertainer to intellectual. Best known for songs such as Yardbird Suite and Ornithology. Influenced by Count Basie, Bennie Moten, Buster Smith. Worked with Jay McShann (who gave Parker his nickname, Yardbird, usually shortened to Bird), Earl Hines, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Christian, Kenny Clarke, William Fleet, Miles Davis, Curley Russell, Max Roach, and others. Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, wrote the children's book Ode To A High Flying Bird as a tribute to Parker ~ Parker passed away in 1955
 
August 29, 1902 ~ Big band, jazz saxophonist, singer Les Allen born in London, UK ~ Worked with Carroll Gibbons, George Melachrino, Al Bowlly, the BBC Dance Orchestra, Jack Curtis, Herbie King, Cy Mack, and others ~ Allen passed away in 1996
 
August 29, 1861 ~ Singer, balladeer Byron G Harlan born ~ Comic minstrel. Formed the duo Collins & Harlan with Arthur Collins. Also worked with Aileen Stanley, Arthur Stanley, Joseph Belmont, Steve Porter, and others ~ Harlan passed away in 1936