This Day In Music: August 5
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August 5, 2022 ~ Judith Mavis Cock, commonly known as pop, folk pop singer, pianist Judith Durham passed away in Melbourne, Australia ~ Lead singer of the Seekers from 1962 through 1968, scoring folk-pop hits such as I'll Never Find Another You, A World Of Our Own, The Carnival Is Over and Georgy Girl. Following her departure from the band would record about a dozen albums as a solo artist and sporadically join the Seekers from the mid-1990s forward ~ Cock was born in 1943
 
August 5, 2020 ~ Alan White, commonly known as jazz drummer Chip White, passed away ~ Leader and sideman. Has worked with Carmen McRae, Jaki Byard, the Jazzmobile CETA Big Band, Candido, John Abercrombie, Frank Wess, Etta Jones, Houston Person, Enrico Rava, and with Tom Waits on the Blue Valentine album released in 1978 ~ White was born in 1946
 
August 5, 2013 ~ Pianist, singer, songwriter George Duke passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Known for his solo albums, starting with The George Duke Quartet in 1966, as well as for his many collaborations including with Jean-Luc Ponty, Cannonball Adderley, Frank Zappa, the Mothers Of Invention, Ruth Underwood, and others. Has also produced pop and R&B hits for Taste Of Honey, Jeffrey Osborne, Deniece Williams, Anita Baker, Rachelle Ferrell, Everette Harp, Gladys Knight, Melissa Manchester, Barry Manilow, the Pointer Sisters, Smokey Robinson, Seawind, and Take 6 ~ Duke was born in 1946
 
August 5, 2012 ~ Isabel Vargas Lizano, commonly known as singer, actress, songwriter Chavela Vargas, passed away in Cuernavaca, Mexico ~ Especially known as a fine interpreter of canción rancheras, a genre typically associated with male singers. Over 80 albums to her name starting with Noche De Bohemia released in 1961 ~ Lizano was born in 1919
 
August 5, 2008 ~ Robert Rimato, commonly known as songwriter Robert Hazard passed away in Boston, Massachusetts, USA ~ Started as a Dylan-era folkie, turned to country for a number of years, followed by a reggae stint. Fronted Robert Hazard & the Heroes, scoring modest hits in the early MTV days with Escalator Of Life and Change Reaction. Best known for writing Cyndi Lauper's 1983 hit Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Would continue to record from time to time, his last recordings a return to country music ~ Rimato was born in 1948
 
August 5, 2005 ~ Miko Stephanovic, commonly known as bandleader, multi-instrumentalist Lyle Murphy, passed away ~ Studied clarinet, saxophone and trumpet. Started as saxophonist and arranger in the 1920s and 1930s working for artists such as Jimmy Joy, Ross Gorman, Slim Lamar, Austin Wylie, Jan Garber, Mal Hallett, and Joe Haymes. Also known as an educator and author having written over two dozen books on various topics in music ~ Stephanovic was born in 1908
August 5, 2005 ~ Mike Stefanovic, commonly known as jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, trumpeter, bandleader, arranger Spud Murphy, passed away ~ Worked with Jimmy Joy, Ross Gorman, Slim Lamar, Austin Wylie, Jan Garber, Mal Hallett, Joe Haymes, Benny Goodman, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Isham Jones, Les Brown, and others ~ Stefanovic was born in 1908
 
August 5, 1998 ~ Songwriter, lyricist Britt Lindeborg passed away in Stockholm, Sweden ~ Internationally best known for writing the lyrics to Diggi-loo Diggi-ley by Herrey's, the winning Eurovision Songfestival tune of 1984. The musical parts were written by Torgny Söderberg ~ Lindeborg was born in 1928
August 5, 1998 ~ Guitarist, arranger Eldon Shamblin, full name Estel Eldon Shamblin, passed away in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA ~ Considered one of the premier electric guitarists in Western Swing. Influenced by Eddie Lang. Worked with the Alabama Boys, Bob Wills' backing unit the Texas Playboys, Merle Haggard's backing unit the Strangers, the Four Giants Of Swing, Leon McAuliffe, Tiny Moore, Willie Nelson, Joe Venuti, Mac Wiseman, the Tractors, Asleep At The Wheel, and others ~ Shamblin was born in 1916
 
August 5, 1993 ~ Tenor saxophonist, oboe player Bob Cooper passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known for his work in Stan Kenton's band. Married the band's singer, June Christy. As a sideman Cooper has also worked with Chet Baker, Elmer Bernstein, Buddy Bregman, Maynard Ferguson, Jimmy Giuffre, Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Jack Nitzsche, Art Pepper, Shorty Rogers, Pete Rugolo, Bud Shank, and others ~ Cooper was born in 1925
August 5, 1993 ~ Bassist, singer Randy Jo Hobbs passed away in Dayton, Ohio, USA ~ Worked with the McCoys from 1965 through 1969. Jammed with Jimi Hendrix in 1968, a session later unoficially released on the 1980 Woke Up This Morning And Found Myself Dead album. Spent the first half of the 1970s backing Edgar Winter and Johnny Winter. Appeared on the 1976 Montrose album Jump On It and on the Rick Derringer album Glass Derringer the same year ~ Hobbs was born in 1948
 
August 5, 1992 ~ Rock, pop rock, jazz fusion drummer Jeff Porcaro, full name Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro, passed away in West Hills, California, USA ~ Son of jazz drummer Joe Porcaro. Member of Toto, which also included his brothers bassist Mike Porcaro and keyboardist Steve Porcaro. In-demand session drummer. Has worked with Seals & Crofts, Three Dog Night, Joe Cocker, Jackson Browne (The Pretender), Leo Sayer, Steely Dan (Katy Lied), Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lee Ritenour, Diana Ross, Warren Zevon, the Pointer Sisters, Rickie Lee Jones, Pink Floyd (The Wall), Brothers Johnson, Crosby Stills & Nash, Michael Jackson (Thriller), Donald Fagen, Paul Simon, Randy Newman (Trouble In Paradise), Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Patti Austin, Céline Dion, Dire Straits, the B52's (Good Stuff), 10cc, Bruce Springsteen, and others ~ Porcaro was born in 1954
 
August 5, 1985 ~ Drummer Brittany Brooks, full name Brittany Ann Brooks, born in Oakland, California, USA ~ Best known as drummer of Scarlet Fever, Cee Lo Green's all-female backing band for his 2010-2011 tour. Has also worked with In 4D, No Salt, Miss President, and is a founding member of DDMC, which also consists of DJ K La Vie and Liberty Jane
August 5, 1985 ~ Jazz trumpeter Leon Prima passed away ~ Brother of singer Louis Prima. Worked with Ray Bauduc, Leon Roppolo, Jack Teagarden, Peck Kelley, Sharkey Bonano, the Melody Masters, his brother Louis, and with others ~ Prima was born in 1907
 
August 5, 1984 ~ Pianist Isidore Tuts Washington passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Blended ragtime, jazz, blues, boogie-woogie. Worked with Smiley Lewis, Herman Seals, Tab Smith ~ Washington was born in 1907
 
August 5, 1983 ~ Singer, actress, dancer, songwriter Dawn Richard, full name Dawn Angelique Richard born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Best known as a member of Danity Kane, known for singles such as Show Stopper, Ride For You and Damaged
 
August 5, 1982 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Daniel Rossen, full name Daniel Raphael Rossen, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Half of the Department Of Eagles since 2001, the other half being Fred Nicolaus. Best known as guitarist of Grizzly Bear, joining the band in 2005, first appearing on the band's sophomore album Yellow House
 
August 5, 1981 ~ Singer, rapper Travie McCoy born in Geneva, New York, New York, USA ~ Co-founded Gym Class Heroes with Matt McGinley. As a solo artist best known for the 2010 hit Billionaire featuring Bruno Mars. Has also worked with T-Pain, the Smeezingtons, the Stereotypes, Lucas Secon, Josh Abraham, Cobra Starship, Kelly Rowland, Tyga, Cassie Davis, Claude Leitte, Lil' Wayne, Jessica Jarrell, Taio Cruz, Iyaz, le Deuce, Stooshe, Olly Murs, Jake Miller, and others
 
August 5, 1975 ~ Post-britpop, alternative rock, indie rock guitarist Dan Hipgrave, full name Daniel Hipgrave, born in Brighton, UK ~ Member of Toploader, known for hits such as Dancing In The Moonlight, Achilles Heel and Just Hold On all taken off the band's 1999 Orka's Big Moka debut album. Although their 2002 sophomore Magic Hotel album would reach top 5 in the band's native UK, the band would be dropped by their label. Shortly thereafter the band disbanded citing “personal differences” within the band before reforming in 2009
 
August 5, 1974 ~ Simon James Dawbarn, commonly known as pop, dance-pop singer, dancer Spike Dawbarn, born in Warrington, UK ~ Member of boy band 911, known for a string of British hits in the mid to late 1990s, including Don't Make Me Wait, The Day We Find Love, Bodyshakin', All I Want Is You, More Than A Woman, and perhaps their best-known A Little Bit More
 
August 5, 1973 ~ Heavy metal, hardcore punk bassist, guitarist, singer Christian Olde Wolbers born in Antwerp, Belgium ~ Best known as member of Powerflo. Has also worked with Beowülf, Arkaea, the Fear Factory, Devin Townsend, Soulfly, Cypress Hill, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Threat Signal, Kush, Vio-lence, and others
 
August 5, 1972 ~ Alessandro Aleotti, commonly known as pop, pop-rap, rap rock, alternatieve rock, alternative hip-hop singer J-Ax, born in Italy ~ Brother of Gemelli Diversi's Grido. Member of Articolo 31 alongside DJ Jad, one of the most popular Italian hip-hop groups. Member of Due Di Picche alongside Neffa. Member of Spaghetti Funk
 
August 5, 1971 ~ Tango composer, violinist Elvino Vardaro passed away in Cordoba, Argentina ~ Worked with Juan Maglio, Paquito Bernardo, Roberto Firpo, Octavio Scaglione, Pedro Maffia, Julio de Caro, Osvaldo Pugliese, Anibal Troilo, Adolfo Perez, Osvaldo Fresedo, Fulvio Salamanca, Astor Piazzolla, Carlos di Sarli, and others ~ Vardaro was born in 1905
August 5, 1971 ~ Pop, rock drummer Ruben van Roon born in The Hague, the Netherlands ~ Brother of pianist Marc van Roon. Worked with Candy Dulfer, Hans Dulfer, Ernst Reijseger, Thijs van Leer, Focus, Eddy Veldman, de Kraaien, Kraak & Smaak, the Jazz Meteors, Capricorn, and others
 
August 5, 1970 ~ Otto James Hardwicke, commonly known as alto saxophonist Otto Hardwick, passed away ~ Closely asociated with Duke Ellington, playing lead alto sax on most of Ellington's songs from 1932 through 1946. Has also worked with Elmer Snowden, Noble Sissle, Sidney Bechet, Nekka Shaw, Fats Waller, and others ~ Hardwick was born in 1904
 
August 5, 1968 ~ Carola Gshrey, commonly known as jazz drummer Carola Grey born in Munich, West Germany ~ Released her Noisy Mama debut album in 1992. Has worked with sidemen such as Craig Handy, Ron McClure, Ravi Coltrane and Mike Stern
August 5, 1968 ~ Guitarist Luther Perkins passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Member of the Tennessee Two, along with Marshall Grant, and later with the addition of drummer WS Holland, the Tennessee Three. The group would act as Johnny Cash's backing unit in Cash's early days ~ Perkins was born in 1928
August 5, 1968 ~ Singer Terri Clark born in Montreal, Canada ~ Known for songs such as If I Were You, Poor Poor Pitiful Me, Emotional Girl, In My Next Life, Girls Lie Too, and You're Easy On The Eyes
 
August 5, 1967 ~ Aston George Taylor Jr, commonly known as DJ, rapper, producer, actor Funkmaster Flex, born in the Bronx, New York, USA ~ Co-founding member of Flip Squad. As a solo artist released his full-length The Mix Tapes solo debut album in 1995. Has collaborated with the Gehtto Celebs, the Wu-Tang Clan, the Ruff Ryders, LL Cool J, Mary J Blige, DMX, Faith Evans, Fat Joe, and others
 
August 5, 1966 ~ Jazz, crossover jazz guitarist, conductor, composer Roberta Tola born in Sassan, Italy ~ Child prodigy. Began studying music at just six years old, Conservatory four years later. Worked with conductors including Colin Towns, Carla Bley, Giorgio Gaslini, Bruno Tommaso, Roberto Pregadio, with singers such as Jill Saward, Norma Winstone, David Linx, Gegè Telesforo, trumpeters such as Flavio Boltro, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava and Tom Harrell, bassist Steve Swallow, saxophonists including Bob Mintzer of the Yellowjackets fame, Andy Sheppard and Maurizio Gianmarco, pianists such as Riccardo Zegna and Antonello Salis, and others
 
August 5, 1965 ~ Saxophonist, composer Jeff Coffin born in Massachusetts, USA ~ Has been releasing solo albums since the late 1990s. Member of Béla Fleck's backing unit the Flecktones. Member of the Dave Matthews Band, eventually replacing the late founding member Leroi Moore. Has also collaborated with Jeff Babko, Vinnie Colaiuta, the Everyone Orchestra, Jonathan Scales, JD Souther, Boyd Tinsley, Jon Foreman, Justin Townes Earle, Cage The Elephant, Ingrid Jensen, Snarky Puppy, David Crosby, and others
 
August 5, 1964 ~ Rapper Adam Yauch, also known as MCA, born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Founding member of pivotal hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, known best for their 1987 Billboard top 10 single (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party). The band was responsible for making hip-hop a valid genre for white artists and drew from originally white genres including rock and punk ~ Yauch passed away in 2012
 
August 5, 1961 ~ Violinist, songwriter Mark O'Connor born in Seattle, Washington, USA ~ Merges from bluegrass, country, jazz, classical. Over 40 albums to his name over a four decade career. Toured with renowned jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli in his teens. Has collaborated with Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Yo-Yo Ma, and others
 
August 5, 1960 ~ Pop, R&B songwriter, producer Tony Haynes born ~ Wrote or co-wrote songs recorded by artists such as Evelyn Champagne King, Karyn White, Earth Wind & Fire, the Spinners (Send A Little Love), Philip Bailey, Jennifer Holliday, Taste Of Honey, the Temptations (Runnin'), Patrice Rushen, the Pointer Sisters (Flirtatious), Johnny Kemp, the SOS Band (One Of Many Nights), Kool & the Gang, the Isley Brothers, Al Jarreau, Regina Belle, Chanté Moore, Jade, Brenda Holloway, Beau Williams (Danger Zone), George Duke, and others
 
August 5, 1959 ~ George Albert Ruthenberg, commonly known as guitarist Pat Smear, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known as rhythm guitarist of rock band the Foo Fighters. Founding member of punk outfit the Germs. Has also worked with Nirvana as a touring member
 
August 5, 1955 ~ Maria Do Carma Miranda Da Cunha, commonly known as samba singer, dancer, actress Carmen Miranda, passed away in Beverly Hills, California, USA ~ Nicknamed “the Brazilian Bombshell”. Rose to stardom with her 1930 recording of Tai (Pra Voce Gostar De Mim). Performed on Broadway and in over a dozen Hollywood films from 1940 through the mid-1950s ~ Miranda was born in 1909
 
August 5, 1954 ~ Fiddler Paddy Glackin born in Dublin, Ireland ~ Influenced by John Doherty, Tommy Potts, Padraig O'Keefe. Considered one of Ireland's premier traditional fiddlers. Co-founding member of the Bothy Band. Has guested on recordings by Paddy Keenan, John Cage, Oisin, John Regan
 
August 5, 1953 ~ Classical violinist, conductor András Ligeti born in Pécs, Hungary ~ Closely associated with the Hungarian State Opera House, serving as concert master and conductor from 1977 through 1985, and with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra from 1985 through 1993. Has also worked with the Dresden Philharmonic, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Bergen Symphony, the Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, and others ~ Ligeti passed away in 2021
August 5, 1953 ~ Jazz, traditional pop singer Doris Day records Secret Love at Warner Bros Studios, Burbank, California ~ Written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster for the 1953 musical film Calamity Jane starring Day. Released as a single, b/w The Deadwood Stage, the following October Day's single would reach No.1 on the pop charts. Over the years would be covered by country artists such as Slim Whitman and Freddy Fender, R&B singer Billy Stewart and British pop singer Kathy Kirby, becoming a signature tune for the latter
 
August 5, 1951 ~ Blues singer, guitarist Elmore James records Dust My Broom (I Believe My Time Ain't Long) at Ivan Scott's Radio Service, Jackson, Mississippi ~ Produced by Lillian McMurry. Though James is listed as sole songwriter, the song actually traces back to I Believe I'll Dust My Broom, recorded by Robert Johnson in 1936. Influential on several generations of musicians. Notably covered by Ike & Tina Turner as a 1966 single, and by ZZ Top for their 1979 Deguello album
August 5, 1951 ~ Jazz saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Influenced by Cecil Taylor. Co-founded the Ensemble Muntu with William Parker, Roy Campbell Jr, Rashid Bakr. Also worked with Denis Charles, Steve Swell, and others
 
August 5, 1950 ~ Bassist Rick Huxley born in Dartford, UK ~ Joined the Dave Clark Five in 1958. Present on all the band's hits including Glad All Over and Bits And Pieces. Only band member did that not write any songs ~ Huxley passed away in 2012
 
August 5, 1949 ~ Robert Edward Jansen, commonly known as rock, jazz brass player, saxophonist Robbie Jansen, born in Cape Town, South Africa ~ Member of the Pacific Express. Would go on to work with Dollar Brand and saxophonist Basil Coetzee. Would become a leading figure by the 1970s in Cape Jazz. Has also worked with Johnny Clegg, Sipho Mchunu, Juluka (Universal Men), and others. Especially acclaimed for his 2006 solo album Nomad Jez. His international career suffered a blowback in 2007 when on doctor's orders he could no longer travel due to a respitory condition, and forced to cancel a European tour ~ Jansen passed away in 2010
 
August 5, 1948 ~ Bassist, guitarist, trumpeter, keyboardist, drummer David Hungate, full name William David Hungate, born in Troy, Missouri, USA ~ Best known as member of Toto from 1976 through 1982, present on the band's first four albums. Has also worked with Mecca, Joe Cocker, Boz Scaggs (Silk Degrees), JD Souther, Deniece Williams, Michael Martin Murphey, Alice Cooper (From The Inside), Neil Sedaka, Kim Carnes, Rickie Lee Jones, Barbra Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, Joe Nichols, Juice Newton, Jackie DeShannon, Mark Chesnutt, Bette Midler, Leo Sayer, Glen Campbell, Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash, the Pointer Sisters, and others
 
August 5, 1947 ~ Gary Stephen Anderson, commonly known as singer, guitarist Angry Anderson, born in Melbourne, Australia ~ Best known as frontman, lead singer of blues-infested hard rock outfit Rose Tattoo, present on some of the band's best-known including Bad Boy For Love, We Can't Be Beaten, I Wish and Calling. Has also worked with Buster Brown and the Party Boys. As a solo artist best known for the singles Suddenly and Bound For GLORY
August 5, 1947 ~ Lester Hill, commonly known as singer, guitarist Joe Hill Louis, passed away in Memphis, Tennessee, USA ~ Best known for his 1950 recording Boogie In The Park. Session musician for Sun Records most notably on Rufus Thomas's Bear Cat ~ Hill was born in 1921
August 5, 1947 ~ Bass guitarist Willie Weeks born in Salemburg, North Carolina, USA ~ In-demand session and touring bassist. Cites Ron Carter, James Jamerson and Ray Brown as influences. Has worked with Eric Clapton, Gregg Allman, David Bowie, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Roy Buchanan, Jimmy Buffett, Kevin Chalfant, Buddy Guy, Hank Crawford, Robert Cray, Pino Daniele, Bo Diddley, the Doobie Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Vince Gill, Isaac Hayes, George Harrison, Donny Hathaway, Etta James, Billy Joel, Rickie Lee Jones, Wynonna Judd, Chaka Khan, BB King, Lyle Lovett, Gail Davies, David Lee Roth, Michael McDonald, Don McLean, John Mayer, John Mellencamp, Bette Midler, Andy Newman, Pino Palladino, John Scofield, Carly Simon, Soulive, Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones, James Taylor, Richard Thompson, Joe Walsh, Bobby Womack, Leon Russell, Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Ronnie Wood, Eikichi Yazawa, Lou Fellingham, Boz Scaggs, Rufus Thomas, Gypsy, LeAnn Rimes, Rodney Crowell, Tanya Tucker, Rosanne Cash, Gloria Gaynor, Kenny Rogers, Peter Cetera, Vince Gill, Maria Muldaur, JJ Cale, Herbie Mann, and numerous others
 
August 5, 1946 ~ Rock, classical keyboardist, songwriter Rick van der Linden born in Badhoevedorp, the Netherlands ~ Fused rock and classical music. Worked with Ekseption, Trace, Mistral, Session, Brand X, Phil Collins, Deep Purple, Joachim Kühn, Jack Lancaster, Conny Vandenbos, Vangelis, Rein van den Broek, Chris Hinze, Pim Jacobs, Louis van Dijk, Astrid Nijgh, Jan Akkerman, Kaz Lux, and others ~ Van der Linden passed away in 2006
 
August 5, 1945 ~ Swing pianist Nat Jeffe passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Married to singer Shirley Lloyd. Leader and sideman. Worked with Noel Francis, the Emery Deutsch Orchestra, Jan Savitt, Joe Marsala, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Jack Teagarden, Sarah Vaughan, and others ~ Jaffe was born in 1918
 
August 5, 1943 ~ Singer Sammi Smith born in Orange, California, USA ~ One of the few women in outlaw country during the 1970s. Best known for her 1971 country-pop hit Help Me Make It Through The Night, written by Kris Kristofferson. Married to Jody Payne, longtime backup guitarist for Willie Nelson. Previously married to Bob White, steel guitarist for Hank Thompson's backing unit Brazos Valley ~ Smith passed away in 2005
August 5, 1943 ~ Samuel Clarke Pearlman, commonly known as producer, label executive Sandy Pearlman, born in Queens, New York, USA ~ Best known as producer, songwriter for the Blue Öyster Cult, the Clash, the Dictators, and Dream Syndicate ~ Pearlman passed away in 2016
 
August 5, 1942 ~ Merseybeat singer, pianist, harpsichord player, songwriter Jimmy Stevens born in Liverpool, UK ~ Lead singer of the Beathovens. As a solo artist known for his sole album, Don't Freak Me Out, released in 1972 and produced by Maurice Gibb
 
August 5, 1941 ~ Drummer, percussionist Airto Moreira, full name Airto Guimorvan Moreira, born in Brazil ~ Married to jazz singer Flora Purim. Member of the Quarteto Novo. Also worked with Weather Report, Miles Davis, Walter Booker, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, Return To Forever, Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Paul Desmond, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Al di Meola, Gato Barbieri, Freddie Hubbard, Paul Simon, Grover Washington Jr, George Benson, the Carpenters, Hank Crawford, Dizzy Gillespie, JJ Johnson, Santana, Don Sebesky, Tina Turner, James Taylor, and others
August 5, 1941 ~ Guitarist, educator Lenny Breau born in Auburn, Maine, USA ~ Started playing in his parents country band and has worked as a studio musician before turning to jazz at the end of the 1950s. Formed and led the trio Three with singer Don Francks and bassist Eon Henstridge ~ Breau passed away in 1984
 
August 5, 1940 ~ Songwriter Bobby Braddock born in Auburndale, Florida, USA ~ Best known as a songwriter with songs recorded by the Statler Brothers, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Nancy Sinatra, Johnny Duncan, Willie Nelson, Tanya Tucker, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tommy Overstreet, Lacy J Dalton, TG Sheppard, John Anderson, Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence, and others. Notably, discovered Blake Shelton, for whom Braddock wrote and produced
August 5, 1940 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Pat Upton born in Geraldine, Alabama, USA ~ Lead singer, guitarist, main songwriter for Spiral Starecase, known for songs such as Baby What I Mean, No One For Me To Turn To, and More Today Than Yesterday, the latter later also recorded by Sonny & Cher, Diana Ross, Goldfinger, Andy Williams, Lena Horne, and Patti Austin ~ Upton passed away in 2016
 
August 5, 1930 ~ Singer, actress, comedian Damita Jo DeBlanc, commonly known simply as Damita Jo, born in Austin, Texas, USA ~ As a solo artist best known for the early 1960s answer songs, namely I'll Save The Last Dance For You as a reply to the Drifters' Save The Last Dance For Me and I'll Be There as a reply to Ben E King's Stand By Me. Had sung with the Five Red Caps during the 1950s. Has also worked with Ray Charles, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Billy Eckstine and Bobby Tucker ~ DeBlanc passed away in 1998
 
August 5, 1926 ~ Contemporary classical composer Betsy Jolas born in Paris, France ~ Composed choral pieces, symphonies, chamber music, opera. Had her works performed by renowned orchestras including the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra de Paris, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Sympony Orchestra, and others
August 5, 1926 ~ Genevieve Lillian Herring, commonly known as jazz singer, pianist Jeri Southern, born in Royal, Nebraska, USA ~ An acclaimed torch singer Southern was known for 1950s recordings such as When I Fall In Love, An Occasional Man and A Fire Down Below ~ Hering passed away in 1991
 
August 5, 1915 ~ Guitarist Alfredo Gil, full name Alfredo Bojalil Gil, born in Tezutlian, Mexico ~ Founding member of Los Panchos, remaining with the band from the 1940 through 1981. The band rose to fame in Latin America with their renditions of classic bolero, romantic ballads and folk songs and are considered one of the top musical trios and one the most influential Latin American artists of all time. The band joined forces with singer Eydie Gormé in the mid-1960s, resulting in a string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums ~ Gil passed away in 1999
 
August 5, 1908 ~ Albert Anite Dominique, commonly known as jazz trumpeter, bandleader Don Albert, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Worked with Alphonso Trent, Troy Floyd, Alvin Alcorn, Louis Cottrell Jr, Herb Hall, Buddy Tate, and others ~ Dominique passed away in 1980
 
August 5, 1902 ~ Bandleader, pianist Luis Russell, full name Luis Carl Russell, born in Carenero, Panama ~ Worked with Doc Cook, King Oliver, Red Allen, JC Higginbotham, Albert Nicholas, Louis Armstrong, and others ~ Russell passed away 1963
 
August 5, 1886 ~ Songwriter, lyricist George Graff Jr born in New York, New York, USA ~ Best known for co-penning When Irish Eyes Are Smiling with Ernest R Ball and Chauncey Olcott for the latter's 1912 musical show Isle O' Dreams. The song would become a standard recorded by numerous artists including Bing Crosby, Connie Francis, Hank Locklin, Frank Zappa, and others ~ Graff passed away in 1973
 
August 5, 1811 ~ Composer Ambroise Thomas, full name Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas, born in Metz, France ~ Best remembered for his 1866 Mignon and his 1868 Hamlet operas. His work would be neglected during most of the 20th century but in more recent decades have gained new attention and appreciation ~ Thomas passed away in 1896