This Day In Music: January 13
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January 13, 2022 ~ Vincent Edwards, commonly known as hip-hop, gangsta rap rapper CPO Boss Hogg, passed away ~ Influenced by George Clinton, Prince, Barry White, Michael Jackson, Chuck D, KRS One, LL Cool J. Formed Capitol Punishment Organization with DJ Train, known for their sole To Hell And Back album released in 1990. Has since guested on recordings by NWA, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur (Picture Me Rollin'), E-A-Ski, Warren G, and Tha Chill ~ Edwards was born in 1969
January 13, 2022 ~ Singer Fred Parris passed away ~ Led vocal group the Five Satins, best known for their 1956 hit In The Still Of The Night, originally released as the B-side to The Jones Girl ~ Parris was born in 1936
January 13, 2022 ~ Pianist Fred Van Hove passed away ~ Classically trained. Regarded as pioneer in free jazz and improv. Closely associated with Peter Brötzmann and Han Bennink. Has also worked with Mike Zinzen, Steve Lacy, Lol Coxhill, Albert Mangelsdorff, and others ~ Van Hove was born in 1937
January 13, 2022 ~ R&B singer Sonny Turner passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Mentored by Jackie Wilson. Member of the Metrotones. Lead singer of the Platters from 1960, replacing Tony Williams, through 1970. Present on songs such as I Love You 1000 Times, With This Ring and Washed Ashore ~ Turner was born in 1938
January 13, 2021 ~ Edward Gernel Fletcher, commonly known as hip-hop producer, rapper Duke Bootee, passed away ~ Best known for appearing on the pivotal early rap recording The Message, a hit for Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five in 1982 ~ Fletcher was born in 1951
January 13, 2021 ~ Bassist Tim Bogert passed away in San Diego, California, 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 was born in 1944
January 13, 2019 ~ Pianist, singer, producer, songwriter Willie Murphy passed away ~ Influenced by Little Richard, Fats Domino, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles. Best known for his association with John Koerner, notably on the duo's acclaimed 1969 album Running Jumping Standing Still, and as pianist, singer, frontman of R&B, blues, rock outfit Willie & the Bees. Produced Bonnie Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's 1971 eponymous debut album. Has also worked as a session musician for Greg Brown, Prudence Johnson, Little Milton, and others ~ Murphy was born in 1943
January 13, 2018 ~ Tenor singer Otoniel Gonzaga passed away in Vienna, Austria ~ Internationally renowned tenor worked with conductors such as Pablo Casals, Herbert von Karajan, Giuseppe Patanè, Eugene Ormandy, Max Rudolf, Alberto Erede, John Pritchard, Michael Gielen, and others ~ Gonzaga was born in 1942
January 13, 2016 ~ Music manager, producer Giorgio Gomelsky, full name Giorgio Segio Alessando Gomelsky, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Owned the Crawdaddy Club where the Rolling Stones served as house band and was involved with their early management. Hired the Yardbirds as their replacement, becoming their manager and producer through 1966. Founded the 1960s Marmalade Records label, which signed Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, the Blossom Toes, Graham Gouldman and Kevin Godley. In the 1970s became involved with progressive jazz rock bands including Gong, Henry Cow and Magma ~ Gomelsky was born in 1934
January 13, 2014 ~ Robet Laurence Albert Simpson, commonly known as guitarist Ronny Jordan, passed away ~ Spearheaded 1990s acid jazz movement. Came to prominence after being featured on Guru's Jazzmatazz (Volume 1) released in 1993. Best known for his 1992 rendition of So What, a cover of the old Miles Davis tune ~ Jordan was born in 1962
January 13, 2013 ~ Festival manager Claude Nobs passed away in Lausanne, Switzerland ~ Co-founder and general manager of Montreux Jazz Festival ~ Nobs was born in 1935
January 13, 2013 ~ Tabla, sitar player Harihar Rao passed away ~ Close friend and protegé of Ravi Shankar. Fused Indian and Western music. Best known for leading the Hindustani Jazz Sextet, which also included trumpeter Don Ellis. Also noted for the 1966 album Raga Rock, recorded under the moniker the Folkswingers featuring Harihar Rao, containing instrumental renditions of popular rock songs of the day including Norwegian Wood, Eight Miles High and Paint It Black, originally recorded by respectively the Beatles, the Byrds and the Rolling Stones ~ Rao was born in 1927
January 13, 2010 ~ Edmund Leonard Thigpen, commonly known as drummer Ed Thigpen, passed away in Copenhagen ~ Son of drummer Ben Thigpen who played with Andy Kirk in the 1930s and 1940s. Ed Thigpen followed in his father's footsteps starting at the Savoy Ballroom employed by Cootie Williams, playing with and backing artists such as Dinah Washington, Gil Melle, Oscar Pettiford, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Paul Quinichette, Ernie Wilkins, Charlie Rouse, Lennie Tristano, Jutta Hipp, Johnny Hodges, Dorothy Ashby, Bud Powell, and Billy Taylor. Later Thigpen played with Oscar Peterson, Teddy Edwards, Howard McGhee, Phineas Newborn Jr, Ray Brown, Ella Fitzgerald (tour crew from 1967 to 1972}, moved to Copenhagen and worked with Kenny Drew, Ernie Wilkins, Thad Jones, Svend Asmussen, Mads Vinding, Alex Riel, Clark Terry, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Milt Jackson, and Monty Alexander ~ Thigpen was born in 1930
January 13, 2010 ~ Singer Teddy Pendergrass, full name Theodore DeReese Pendergrass, passed away in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Made his name in 1972, at age 21, as singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, particularly with two songs originally intended for other artists. Vocal group the Dells passed on I Miss You, so Kenny Gamble build the song to suit Pendergrass. It's follow-up, If You Don't Know Me By Now was intended for Patti Labelle's Marmalade, but they had to pass due to scheduling conflicts. Stayed with the band through 1975. Pendergrass would release his solo debut album, Teddy Pendergrass, in 1977. It would go platinum on the strength of the disco hit I Don't Love You Anymore. Would continue to regularly reach the top 10 of Billboard's R&B charts throughout the early 1990s with songs such as Close The Door, Love TKO, Hold Me (a 1984 ballad duet with Whitney Houston), Joy, and It Should've Been You ~ Pendergrass was born in 1950
January 13, 2007 ~ Doyle Floyd Hendricks, commonly known as bassist Doyle Holly, passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Best known as member of Buck Owens's backing unit Buckaroos. As a solo artist known for his renditions of Queen Of The Silver Dollar and Lila ~ Hendricks was born in 1936
January 13, 2007 ~ Saxophonist Michael Brecker, full name Michael Leonard Brecker, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Brother of Randy Brecker, with whom he regularly worked including under the moniker the Brecker Brothers. Member of Dreams. In-demand session musician and sideman, appearing on albums by Horace Silver, Billy Cobham, Lou Reed (Berlin), Donald Fagen, Eric Clapton, John Lennon (Mind Games), Aerosmith (Get Your Wings), Dan Fogelberg, Steely Dan (Gaucho), Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteen (Born To Run), Chaka Khan (Chaka), the Blue Öyster Cult, Patti Austin, Art Garfunkel (Fate For Breakfast), Chick Corea, Billy Joel (An Innocent Man), George Benson, Aretha Franklin (Aretha), Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Dire Straits (Brothers In Arms), Michael Franks, Carly Simon, McCoy Tyner, and numerous others ~ Brecker was born in 1949
January 13, 2006 ~ David Roberto Hellman, commonly known as hard rock, glam metal singer, guitarist Dave Lepard, passed away in Uppsala, Sweden ~ Co-founding member, frontman of Crashdiet, present on hit singles such as Riot In Everyone, Breakin' The Chainz, Knokk 'Em Down and It's A Miracle. After his suicide the band continued initially as a trio, later joined by singer H Olliver Twisted ~ Hellman was born in 1980
January 13, 2001 ~ Stanley Freeman, commonly known as pianist, conductor, arranger, songwriter Stan Freeman, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Worked with Tex Beneke, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Percy Faith, Mabel Mercer, Charlie Parker, Rosemary Clooney (Come On-a My House), Buddy Hackett, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Feinstein, and others. Co-wrote the musical Lovely Ladies Kind Gentlemen with Franklin Underwood ~ Freeman was born in 1920
January 13, 1999 ~ William Howell, commonly known as blues, boogie-woogie pianist, keyboardist Hammy Howell, passed away in Torquay, UK ~ Nicknamed “Hammy” as a child for keeping hamsters. Backed [artist-johnny-mars-blues]. On and off member of the Darts throughout the 1980s ~ Howell was born in 1954
January 13, 1997 ~ Travon Dashawn Frank Smart, commonly known as rapper Jimmy Wopo, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Closely associated with rapper Wiz Khalifa. Known for his 2016 single Elm Street. Has worked with Khalifa, Sonny Digital, 21 Savage, Rae Sremmurd, Hardo, Metro Boomin', and others ~ Smart passed away in 2018
January 13, 1995 ~ John Lewis Carrell, commonly known as rock & roll, rockabilly singer, guitarist Johnny Carroll, passed away in Dallas, Texas, USA ~ Known for a number of mid to late 1950s singles, at the time unnoticed but in hindsight regarded as rockabilly classics. Well-known songs include Rock 'n Roll Ruby, Hot Rock and Sugar ~ Carrell was born in 1937
January 13, 1991 ~ Singer, producer, songwriter Julian Perretta, full name Julian Remo Perretta, born in London, UK ~ First gained attention with Wonder Why in 2010. Also known for songs such as If I Ever Feel Better, Wildfire, Miracle and I Cry. Has collaborated with artists such as Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Mark Ronson
January 13, 1984 ~ Electropop, dance-pop, crunkcore singer, rapper, keyboardist, guitarist, drummer, songwriter Nathaniel Motte, full name Nathaniel Warren Seth Motte, born in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA ~ Half of electropop duo 3OH!3, the other half being Sean Foreman, known for songs such as Don't Trust Me and Starstrukk featuring Katy Perry. As a songwriter and producer Motte worked with Jeffree Star, Elen Levon, Maroon 5 (Love Somebody), Ariana Grande, Karmin, Blues Traveler, Kaskade, Delta Goodrem, and others
January 13, 1981 ~ Singer, lute player, songwriter Giannis Haroulis born in Crete, Greece ~ Worked with Mikis Theodorakis, Stavros Xarchakos, Thanassis Papakonstantinou, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Alkistis Protopsalti, Sokratis Malames, Chainedes, Loukas Thanoy, Christos Tsiamoulis, Manos Eleutheriou, Christos Thiveos, Miltos Pashalidis, Nikos Portokaloglou, Manos Xydous, Minos Matsas, Natassa Bofiliou, and others
January 13, 1980 ~ Abram Naumovich Kostelyanetz, commonly known as conductor, arranger Andre Kostelanetz, passed away ~ Best known for arranging and recording light classical music, pop tunes, Broadway show tunes for mass audiences, especially on his weekly CBS radio show Andre Kostelanetz Presents starting in the 1930s. Has also worked with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra ~ Kostelanetz was born in 1901
January 13, 1979 ~ R&B, soul, gospel, jazz singer Donny Hathaway, full name Donny Edward Hathaway, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Soul legend influential on Alicia Keys, Aaliyah, Common, George Benson, Justin Timberlake, Amy Winehouse. Known for songs such as The Ghetto (Part 1), This Christmas, Someday We'll All Be Free, Little Ghetto Boy, A Song For You and For All We Know. Has duetted with Roberta Flack, notably on Where Is The Love and The Closer I Get To You. Session singer, later producer, worked with the Staple Singers, Jerry Butler, Aretha Franklin, the Impressions, Curtis Mayfield, and others ~ Hathaway was born in 1945
January 13, 1976 ~ Pop rock, folk rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Bic Runga, full name Brioltte Kah-Bic Runga, born in New Zealand ~ Best known for Sway, Get Some Sleep, Something Good and Listening For The Weather
January 13, 1970 ~ Bandleader Don Bestor passed away in il-usa]-usa], Illinois, USA ~ Best known as music director on radio comedy series The Jack Benny Program ~ Bestor was born in 1889
January 13, 1968 ~ Miwa Watabiki, commonly known as singer, actress Chara, born in Kawaguchi, Japan ~ Active since the early 1990s, known for songs such as Swallowtail Butterfly (Ai No Uta), Yasashii Kimochi, and the Yuki duet Ai No Hi Mittsu Orange. She would later again team up with Yuki and form the all-female rock band Mean Machine, known for their sole Cream album released in 2001
January 13, 1963 ~ Marco Equandolas, commonly known as percussionist Marc Daubert, born in Princeton, New Jersey, USA ~ Early and brief member of psychedelic rock outfit Phish, remaining with the band from late 1984 to early 1985. Co-wrote Curtain
January 13, 1963 ~ Conrad Yeatis Clark, commonly known as hard bop pianist Sonny Clark passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Buddy DeFranco, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller, Grant Green, Philly Joe Jones, Clifford Jordan, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Art Taylor, Wilbur Ware, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Billie Holiday, Stanley Turrentine, Lee Morgan, and others ~ Clark was born in 1931
January 13, 1961 ~ Jazz vibraphonist Lem Winchester passed away ~ Leader and sideman. Influenced by Milt Jackson. Worked with Ramsey Lewis, Jack McDuff, Oliver Nelson, Shirley Scott, Etta Jones, and others ~ Winchester was born in 1928
January 13, 1961 ~ Folk singer Sinikka Langeland born in Grue, Denmark ~ Plays the kantele. Merges traditional music with elements of jazz
January 13, 1961 ~ Graham McPherson, commonly known as singer, songwriter, radio personality, actor Suggs, born in Hastins, UK ~ Best known as lead singer of ska revival band Madness, scoring hits such as One Step Beyond, My Girl, Baggy Trousers, Embarrassment, The Return Of The Los Palmas 7, Grey Day, It Must Be Love and House Of Fun, all of which reached the British top 10
January 13, 1961 ~ Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia singer Wayne Coyne born in Norman, Oklahoma, USA ~ Member of the Flaming Lips, which he co-founded with his brother Mark Coyne, Michael Ivins and Richard English, known for songs such as She Don't Use Jelly, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt.1 and The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)
January 13, 1959 ~ Electric blues, blues rock guitarist Kid Ramos born in Fulleron, California, USA ~ Released a number of well-received solo albums, starting with Two Hands One Heart. Best known as a sideman, worked with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, James Harman, Roomful Of Blues, the Big Rhythm Combo, the Mannish Boys, Bobby Jones, Los Fabulocos, and others
January 13, 1958 ~ Singer, keyboardist, songwriter Sandy Stewart born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Best known for her album Cat Dancer, and for her association with Fleetwood Mac-singer Stevie Nicks. Stewart backed Nicks regularly and co-wrote several of Nicks's solo songs, including If Anyone Falls, Nightbird, Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind, and Too Far From Texas. Stewart also co-wrote Fleetwood Mac's US top 20 single Seven Wonders, taken of the band's 1987 Tango In The Night album. Stewart has also duetted with Nile Rodgers (This Is Your Day) and written for Tina Turner (Falling Like Rain) and Belinda Carlisle (Valentine)
January 13, 1957 ~ Pop rock, new wave singer, keyboardist, saxophonist Don Snow born in London, UK ~ Best known for his work with Squeeze, notably on the 1982 Sweets From A Stranger album, the Sinceros, and the Catch. Toured with Tina Turner on her 1987 Break Every Rule world tour. Has also worked with Procol Harum, Lene Lovich, the Vibrators, Judie Tzuke, Tracey Ullman, Nik Kershaw (The Riddle), ABC, Tom Jones, Gary Moore, Van Morrison (Too Long In Exile), Joe Cocker, Kylie Minogue, and others
January 13, 1957 ~ Classic rock, progressive rock singer, guitarist John Lees born in Oldham, UK ~ Co-founding member of Barclay James Harvest, known for songs such as Titles, Life Is For Living and Victim Of Circumstance
January 13, 1956 ~ Guitarist, singer Toshio Nakanishi born in Tokyo, Japan ~ Best known as founding member of new wave band the Plastics. In early wave of technopop. Pioneered Japanese hip-hop as leader of Major Force ~ Nakanishi passed away in 2017
January 13, 1955 ~ Frederick Eugene Adams, commonly known as drummer Fred White, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Best known for his association with R&B, funk, disco outfit Earth Wind & Fire, serving as the band's drummer from 1974 through 1984 including on acclaimed albums such as That's The Way Of The World, Spirit, All 'n All and Powerlight. Also notably present on Donny Hathaway's pivotal Live album released in 1972. Other credits include Albertina Walker, Little Feat, Linda Ronstadt, Deniece Williams, the Emotions, Ramsey Lewis, and others
January 13, 1955 ~ Keyboardist, music producer, video producer, film producer Jimmy Lifton, full name James Ina Lifton, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ As a musician worked with Merlin, Bruce Nazarian, Millie Scott, and others. Ventured in producing music videos and eventually into producing feature films, his first major film production being the horror cult classic Mirror Mirror released in 1990
January 13, 1954 ~ Keyboardist, guitarist Trevor Rabin born in Johannesburg, South Africa ~ Worked with Rabbitt and Manfred Mann's Earth Band before joining symphonic rock outfit Yes, remaining with the band from 1983 through 1995 and first appearing on the band's best-known album 90125 which included the Billboard No.1 Owner Of A Lonely Heart single
January 13, 1952 ~ Bassist, pianist, violinist, producer, composer Pejje Phojola, full name Jussi Pekka Pohjola, born in Helsinki, Finland ~ Member of progressive rock outfit Wigwam. Debuted as a solo artist with 1972's Pihkasilma Kaarnakorva. Also worked with the Boys, Made In Sweden, the Group, Jukka Tolonen, Mike Oldfield, and others ~ Pohjola passed away in 2008
January 13, 1949 ~ Jazz vibraphonist, percussionist Frank Ricotti born in London, UK ~ Worked with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Neil Ardley, Dave Gelly, Graham Collier, Mike Gibbs, Stan Tracey, Harry Beckett, Norma Winstone, Gordon Beck, Hans Zimmer, Chris Spedding, Chris Laurence, Bryan Spring, Mike de Albuquerque, Paragone, Status Quo, Freddie Mercury, Pet Shop Boys, Swing Out Sister, Art Of Noise, the Style Council, Belle & Sebastian, Clannad, Barclay James Harvest, Meat Loaf, Elkie Brooks, Rick Wakeman, Oasis, Tina Turner, Aztec Camera, Thomas Anders, Alphaville, Mark Knopfler, Amy Winehouse, Elton John, Gerry Rafferty, Status Quo, Delta Goodrem, Robbie Williams, Seal, Bryan Ferry, Peter Frampton, Mika, Sheena Easton, and others
January 13, 1946 ~ Reggae, ska, lovers rock bassist, singer Boris Gardiner born in Kingston, Jamaica ~ As a solo artist best known for songs such as Elizabethan Reggea, I Wanna Wake Up With You and You're Everything To Me. Has worked with the Upsetters, Delano Stewart, the Dragonaires, the Aggrovators, the Crystallites, the Heptones, Marcia Griffiths, Lee Scratch Perry, and others
January 13, 1946 ~ Jazz saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen born in Finland ~ Worked with Edward Vesala, Pekka Sarmanto, the Blues Section, Charles Salter, Bina Nkwazi, Redrama, the UMO Jazz Orchestra, Ted Curson, and others
January 13, 1941 ~ Folk singer Frankie Armstrong born in Workington, UK ~ Active since the 1960s, her music often focusing on the lives of women. Renowned as a voice groups for theatrical groups. Acclaimed for her 1966 Birds In The Bush album. Has collaborated with a host of artists including Blowzabella, the Orckestra, Ken Hyder, John Kirkpatrick, Brian Pearson, Leon Rosselson, Dave Van Ronk, Maddy Prior, and others
January 13, 1938 ~ Crathman Plato Spencer, commonly known as R&B singer, songwriter, producer CP Spencer, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Closely associated with the Motown label. Best known as member of Originals. Also worked with the Marvelettes, the Carpenters, the Spinners, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, Edwin Starr, and others ~ Spencer passed away in 2004
January 13, 1938 ~ Christopher David Allen, commonly known as psychedelic rock, space rock, rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Daevid Allen born in Melbourne, Australia ~ Co-founded Soft Machine. Co-founded Gong. Released his solo debut album, Banana Moon, in 1971, featuring guests such as Robert Wyatt, Gilli Smith, Gary Wright, Pip Pyle and Maggie Bell. Has recorded prolifically since, over 50 albums to his name as solo artist or collaborator ~ Allen passed away in 2015
January 13, 1938 ~ Pianist, composer Paavo Heininen, full name Paavo Johannes Heininen, born in Helsinki, Finland ~ Considered one of the most important Finnish modernist composers. Wrote symphonies, concertos, operas, chamber music, works for piano, organ and other instruments, vocal works ~ Heininen passed away in 2022
January 13, 1938 ~ Ricardo Anthony Btesh, commonly known as pop singer Richard Anthony, born in Cairo, Egypt ~ Popular 1960s, 1970s pop singer, best known for French covers of English-language songs, including Tu M'Etais Destinée (Paul Anka's You Are My Destiny), C'Est Ma Fête (Lesley Gore's It's My Party), Et J'Entend Siffler Le Train (Bobby Bare's 500 Miles), and Fille Sauvage (the Rolling Stones' Ruby Tuesday) ~ Btesh passed away in 2015
January 13, 1938 ~ Actress, singer Sandra Church born in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Best known for her leading role in the 1959 Broadway production of Gypsy, which earned her a Tony Award
January 13, 1930 ~ Pianist, singer Bobby Lester born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA ~ Founding member and co-lead singer of the Moonglows. Bandmate Harvey Fuqua would usually lead on the rock & roll songs, Lester on the doo-wop songs. Lester sang lead on their 1954 single Sincerely, perhaps their best known, which reached the Billboard top 20 ~ Lester passed away in 1980
January 13, 1930 ~ Elizabeth Jane Haaby, commonly known as songwriter, singer Liz Anderson, born in Rosseau, Minnesota, USA ~ Paved the way for women in country. Best known as a songwriter. As a singer best known for late-1960s songs such as Mama Spank and Game Of Triangles. Wrote extensively for a wide array of artists including her daughter Lynn Anderson, Merle Haggard (All My Friends Are Gonna Be Strangers, I'm A Lonesome Fugitive), Del Reeves, Roy Drusky (The Pick Of The Week), Conway Twitty (Guess My Eyes Weer Bigger Than My Heart), Charley Pride, Tammy Wynette, Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Skeeter Davis, Waylon Jennings, Kitty Wells, Connie Smith, Faron Young, the Browns, Porter Wagoner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Anderson, Norma Jean (I Cried All The Way To The Bank), Brenda Lee, Tex Williams, Lorrie Morgan, Mary Lou Turner, and numerous others ~ Haaby passed away in 2011
January 13, 1929 ~ Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua, commonly known as jazz guitarist Joe Pass, born in New Brunswick, USA ~ Particularly known for his technique, innovative chord inversions and walking basslines and improvisational skills. Has worked extensively with pianist Oscar Peterson and singer Ella Fitzgerald. Also worked as a sideman for artists such as Gerald Wilson, Bud Shank, Les McCann, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Della Reese, Johnny Mathis, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Benny Carter, Milt Jackson, Herb Ellis, Zoot Sims, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, and others ~ Passalaqua passed away in 1994
January 13, 1926 ~ Jazz trombonist, arranger, composer Melba Liston born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA ~ First woman trombonist to play the 1940s big bands. Eventually better known as an arranger, particularly for Randy Weston. Also arranged for Motown and Stax/Volt. Performed and recorded with Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Billy Eckstine, Quincy Jones, Milt Jackson, Clark Terry, Johnny Griffin, Betty Carter, Jimmy Smith, Dinah Washington, Bennie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Babs Gonzales, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Mark Murphy, Sam Jones, Junior Mance, Oliver Nelson, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, Kim Weston, and others ~ Liston passed away in 1999
January 13, 1925 ~ Jazz trombonist Nat Peck born in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with Glenn Miller, Don Redman, Coleman Hawkins, James Moody, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Michel Legrand, Andre Hodeir, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, the Clarke-Boland Big Band, Benny Goodman, Peter Herbolzheimer, and others ~ Peck passed away in 2015
January 13, 1915 ~ Virgina Lucille Overstake, commonly known as country singer, guitarist, songwriter Jenny Lou Carson, born in Decatur, Illinois, USA ~ Wrote over 170 songs including Tex Ritter's 1945 hits Jealous Heart and You Two Timed Me One Time Too Often. The latter would be the first country No.1 written by a female songwriter. Others who recorded songs written or co-written by Carson include Roy Acuff, Eddy Arnold, Ernest Tubb, her brother-in-law Red Foley, Hank Snow, Patti Page, Gene Autry, and others ~ Overstake passed away in 1978
January 13, 1909 ~ Jazz guitarist, singer Danny Barker, full name Daniel Moses Barker, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Worked with Cab Calloway, Lucky Millinder, Benny Carter, Jelly Roll Morton, Baby Dodds, James P Johnson, the Dukes Of Dixieland, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow, Fess Williams, Billy Fowler, Albert Nicholas, Bunk Johnson, Charlie Parker, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Paul Barbarin, Vic Dickenson, Billie Holiday, and others ~ Barker passed away in 1994
January 13, 1909 ~ Jazz trombonist Quentin Jackson born in Springfield, Ohio, USA ~ Worked with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Kenny Burrell, Dinah Washington, Dorothy Ashby, Count Basie, Johnny Hodges, Quincy Jones, Milt Jackson, Herbie Mann, Freddie McCoy, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott, Clark Terry, Billy Strayhorn, Randy Weston, and others ~ Jackson passed away in 1976
January 13, 1905 ~ Trumpeter, bandleader Percy Humphrey, full name Percy Gaston Humphrey, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Brother of clarinetist Willie Humphrey and trombonist Earl Humphrey. Worked with the Eureka Brass Band, Sweet Emma Barrett, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Emanuel Paul, and others ~ Humphrey passed away in 1995
January 13, 1902 ~ Louis Dandridge, commonly known as jazz pianist, singer Putney Dandridge, born in Richmond, Virginia, USA ~ Worked with Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Henry Red Allen, Buster Bailey, John Kirby, Chu Berry, Cozy Cole, and others ~ Dandridge passed away in 1946
January 13, 1894 ~ Choral, orchestral conductor Reginald Jacques, full name Thomas Reginald Jacques, born in Ashby de la Zouch, UK ~ Conducted the Oxford Harmonic Society from 1923 to 1930. Conducted the Bach Choir from 1932 to 1960. Also known for founding the Jacques Orchestra ~ Jacques passed away in 1969
January 13, 1890 ~ Theodore Brown, commonly known as bassist Steve Brown, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Brother of trombonist Tom Brown. Worked with the New Orleans Rhytm Kings, Jean Goldkette, Paul Whiteman, and others ~ Brown passed away in 1965
January 13, 1886 ~ Sofia Kalish, commonly known as Stage, film singer, actress Sophie Tucker, born in Tulchyn, Ukraine ~ One of the most popular performers of the early 20th century known for her powerful delivery of comical and risqué songs. Dubbed “the Last of the Red Hot Mamas” ~ Kalish passed away in 1966
January 13, 1885 ~ Songwriter James Monaco, full name James Vincent Monaco, born in Formia, Italy ~ Perhaps best remembered for co-writing You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It) with lyricist Joseph McCarthy, performed originally by Al Jolson in 1913 and recorded by numerous artists including Doris Day, Perry Como, Jackie Wilson, Aretha Franklin, and Patsy Cline. Also known as a frequent collaborator of Johnny Burke, especially writing for several Bing Crosby films. Four songs co-written by Burke would receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Song: Only Forever from 1940's Rhythm On The River co-written with Burke, We Mustn't Say Goodbye from 1943's Stage Door Canteen co-written with Al Dubin, I'm Making Believe from 1944's Sweet And Low-down co-written with Mack Gordon, I Can't Begin To Tell You from 1945's The Dolly Sisters also co-written with Gordon ~ Monaco passed away in 1945
January 13, 1885 ~ Pianist, songwriter James V Monaco, full name James Vincent Monaco, born in Formia, Italy ~ Co-wrote songs such as You Made Me Love You (Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Doris Day), If We Can't Be The Same Old Sweethearts (We'll Just Be The Same Old Friends) (Irving Kaufman, Andy Russell, Perry Como), What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For (Sam Ash, Betty Hutton, Ray Peterson), Red Lips Kiss My Blues Away (Sam Lanin, Roy Acuff), On The Sentimental Side (Guy Lombardo, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong), Sammy Kaye (Sammy Kaye, Vaughn Monroe, Jackie Paris), and Row Row Row (Elizabeth Brice, Ada Jones, Rita Williams) ~ Monaco passed away in 1945