This Day In Music: June 13
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June 13, 2021 ~ Trombonist Raul de Souza passed away in France ~ Leader and sideman. Known especially for his 1975 Colors and 1977 Sweet Lucy albums, both produced by George Duke. Has worked with Sérgio Mendes, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Milton Nascimento, Sonny Rollins, Hermeto Pascoal, Cal Tjader, Caldera, David Feldman, and others ~ De Souza was born in 1934
 
June 13, 2020 ~ Punk rock producer, music promoter, label executive Marc Zermati passed away ~ Co-founded Skydog label. Organised tours for the Clash, Dr Feelgood, Eddie & the Hot Rods. Has produced artists such as Motörhead, Wayne Kramer, Bebe Buell, Iggy Pop, the Flamin' Groovies, Flambeurs, the CFM Band, 54 Nude Honeys, and others ~ Zermati was born in 1945
 
June 13, 2018 ~ Dominic Joseph Fontana, commonly known as drummer DJ Fontana passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Best known as drummer for Elvis Presley from late 1954 through 1969. Fontana played on some 460 RCA cuts with Elvis ~ Fontana was born in 1931
 
June 13, 2016 ~ Lincoln Wayne Moman, commonly known as producer, guitarist, songwriter Chips Moman, passed away in La Grange, Georgia, USA ~ Recording engineer, producer, songwriter. Guided the career of the Box Tops. Produced Carla Thomas's Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes), the very first hit for Stax/Volt. Worked with Bobby Womack, Merrilee Rush, Mark Lindsay, Sandy Posey, Joe Tex, Wilson Pickett, Herbie Mann, Roy Hamilton, Petula Clark, and others. Co-wrote classics such as Do Right Woman Do Right Man, The Dark End Of The Street, Hey Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, and Luckenbach Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love). Produced albums such as 1969's From Elvis In Memphis, arguably Elvis Presley's best. Produced 1985's The Highwaymen, the debut album by country supergroup the Highwaymen consisting of Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson ~ Moman was born in 1937
June 13, 2016 ~ Jazz drummer Randy Jones passed away in the Bronx, New York, USA ~ Worked with Maynard Ferguson, Tony Bennett, Billy Eckstine, Cleo Laine, Chet Baker, Milt Jackson, Gerry Mulligan, Bill Watrous, Dave Brubeck, and others ~ Jones was born in 1944
 
June 13, 2015 ~ Drummer, composer Allan Browne passed away in Melbourne, Australia ~ Best known for his association with the Red Onion Jazz Band and with Paul Grabowsky ~ Browne was born in 1944
June 13, 2015 ~ Sarah Streeter, commonly known as blues singer Big Time Sarah, passed away near Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Worked with Magic Slim, Buddy Guy, the Aces, Junior Wells, Johnny Bernard, Erwin Helfer, and Sunnyland Slim. Also closey associated with Zora Young and Bonnie Lee, touring under the moniker Blues With The Girls. Ventured out on her own in the early 1980s, releasing her Undecided debut album in 1985. ~ Streeter was born in 1953
June 13, 2015 ~ John Landry Boudreaux, commonly known as saxophonist, clarinetist Buddy Boudreaux, passed away in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA ~ Worked with Andy Williams, Bernadette Peters, Doc Severinsen, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Burt Bacharach, Johnny Mathis, the Four Tops, Bob Hope, George Burns, Joan Rivers, Tommy Dorsey, Warren Covington, and others ~ Boudreaux was born in 1917
June 13, 2015 ~ The 46th edition of Pinkpop takes place in Landgraaf, the Netherlands ~ Day 2 of 3. Mostly sunny, this year's edition would draw some 112,500 visitors in total. Included on today's, Saturday the 13th's bill would be the Wombats, Dotan, Anouk, the Script, Robbie Williams, the Last Internationale, Jonathan Jeremiah, Selah Sue, Kensington, Avicii, Gaz Coombes, Magic, John Coffey, Sheppard, the Eagles Of Death Metal, the Causes, Twin Atlantic, East Cameron Folklore, Lonely The Brave, Joost van Bellen, and Judy Blank
 
June 13, 2014 ~ Rock & roll, pop singer, guitarist Jim Keays passed away in Melbourne, Australia ~ Fronted rock, rock & roll outfit Masters Apprentices from 1965 until its disbandement in 1972. The band is best known for songs such as Undecided, 5 10 Man, Think About Tomorrow Today, Turn Up Your Radio and Because I Love You, all of which reached top 20 in their native Australia. The band also launched the career of bassist Glenn Wheatley, who found later succes as a talent manager for both the Little River Band and John Farnham ~ Keays was born in 1946
 
June 13, 2013 ~ Jazz flutist, clarinetist, saxophonist Sam Most, full name Samuel Most, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Tommy Dorsey, Shep Fields, Boyd Raeburn, Don Redman, his brother Abe Most, Chris Connor, Paul Quinichette, Teddy Wilson, Louie Bellson, Clare Fischer, Stan Kenton, Lalo Schifrin, and others ~ Most was born in 1930
 
June 13, 2012 ~ Dixieland, classical pianist, bandleader, composer Graeme Bell, full name Graeme Emerson Bell, passed away in Sydney, Australia ~ Leading jazz promoter, bringing Americans such as Rex Stewart to Australia. Founded and fronted the Australian Jazz Band ~ Bell was born in 1914
 
June 13, 2011 ~ The 42nd edition of Pinkpop takes place in Landgraaf, the Netherlands ~ Day 3 of 3. Mostly sunny and warm with just a splash of rain, this year's edition would draw close to some 92,000 visitors. Included on today's, Monday the 13th's bill would be Scouting For Girls, the Two Door Cinema Club, Go Back To The Zoo, Volbeat, Kaiser Chiefs, the Foo Fighters, Plain White T's, Beatsteaks, Gaslight Anthem, the Script, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Tjeerd Bomhof, Eliza Doolittle, All-Time Low, Band Of Horses, and Deadmau5
 
June 13, 2010 ~ Singer, actor Jimmy Dean, full name Jimmy Ray Dean, passed away in Varina, Virginia, USA ~ Best remembered for his 1961 crossover hit Big Bad John, for numerous TV appearances including his own The Jimmy Dean Show, and the role of billionaire Willar Whyte in the 1971 Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever. Also known for songs such as The First Thing Ever Morning And The Last Thing Every Night, Stand Beside Me, Sweet Misery, Thing Called Love, the Dottie West duet Slowly, and The One You Say Good Morning To ~ Dean was born in 1928
 
June 13, 2005 ~ Composer David Diamond, full name David Leo Diamond, passed away in Brighton, New York, USA ~ Classical composer best known for 1944's Rounds for string orchestra. Composed symphonies, concertos, chamber music, piano pieces and vocal music. Honorary composer-in-residence of the Seattle Symphony ~ Diamond was born in 1915
 
June 13, 2003 ~ Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Ashby passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Duke Ellington, Willie Dixon, Eugenie Baird, Lawrence Brown, Benny Golson, Scott Hamilton, Earl Hines, Milt Hinton, Butch Miles, Otis Rush, Bennie Wallace, Ben Webster, and others ~ Ashby was born in 1925
 
June 13, 2001 ~ Saxophonist Ken McIntyre passed away ~ Played with Nat Adderley, Jaki Byard, Ron Carter, Eric Dolphy, Charlie Haden, Richard Harper, David Murray, Cecil Taylor, Reggie Workman, Honi Gordon, and others ~ McIntyre was born in 1931
 
June 13, 1995 ~ Addarren Ross, commonly known as Lil' Snupe, born in Winnfield, Louisiana, USA ~ Murdered at age eighteen ~ Ross passed away in 2013
 
June 13, 1993 ~ Singer, songwriter Arthur Alexander passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Best known for Anna Go To Him, later covered by the Beatles ~ Alexander was born in 1940
June 13, 1993 ~ Blues, blues-rock singer, guitarist John Campbell, full name John Allen Campbell, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Member of short-lived power trio Junction alongside Tim Delaney and Jack Haupt. As a solo artist best known for a number of late 1980s, early 1990s hard-edged, raw albums, notably the acclaimed One Believer album released in 1991 ~ Campbell was born in 1952
 
June 13, 1986 ~ Bandleader, clarinetist Benny Goodman, full name Benjamin David Goodman, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Influenced by Jimmie Noone, Johnny Dodds, Leon Roppolo. Helped jazz into the mainstream. Noted for his The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, considered a landmark performance in the history of jazz. Trailblazing bandleader, leading one of the first racially integrated jazz groups. Catalyst for swing and bebop, explorer of classical music. Known for recordings such as He's Not Worth Your Tears, Ain't Cha Glad, I Ain't Lazy I'm Just Dreamin' featuring Jack Teagarden, Ol' Pappy featuring Mildred Bailey, Riffin' The Scotch featuring Billie Holiday, Moonglow, Take My Word, Bugle Call Rag, and others. Also noted for employing numerous future stars early on in their career, perhaps most notably guitar virtuoso Charlie Christian ~ Goodman was born in 1909
June 13, 1986 ~ Pop, country, rock & roll singer, guitarist, actor Dean Reed, full name Dean Cyril Reed, passed away in Berlin, East Germany ~ Dubbed “the Red Elvis”. Lived much of his life in South America and East Germany. Sold millions of records in the Socialist bloc, often uncertified covers of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, the Beatles. His only American charting single would be 1962's Our Summer Romance peaking at the bottom end of the Billboard Hot 100. Though he always claimed his life-long faithfulness to the USA seen by Western media as a Communist propaganda beacon ~ Reed was born in 1938
June 13, 1986 ~ Pop singer, songwriter, model, actor, TV personality Måns Zelmerlöw, full name Måns Petter Albert Sahlén Zelmerlöw, born in Lund, Sweden ~ Internationally best known for the 2015 Eurovision Songfestival winner Heroes written by Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb and Linnéa Deb
 
June 13, 1985 ~ Demario Monte Thornton, commonly known as R&B singer, actor Raz-B, born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA ~ Founding member of R&B boy band B2K, best known for their 2002 Billboard Hot 100 No.1 Bump Bump Bump featuring Puff Daddy
 
June 13, 1984 ~ Drummer Grant Hutchison born in Selkirk, UK ~ Best known as member of Frightened Rabbit alongside his brother Scott Hutchison
 
June 13, 1979 ~ Efstratios Dimitriou, commonly known as singer, keyboardist, accordionist, percussionist, songwriter Demetrio Stratos, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Co-founder, lead singer of progressive rock band Area. Has also worked with I Rebelli, Lucio Battisti, Juan Hidalgo, John Cage, Paul Zukofsky, and toured and recorded as a solo artist ~ Dimitriou was born in 1945
 
June 13, 1978 ~ Jason Paul Brown, commonly known as singer, rapper Jason J Brown, born in Aldershot, UK ~ Member of boy band 5ive, known for a string of UK top 10 hits including Slam Dunk Da Funk, When The Lights Go Out, Got The Feelin', Everybody Get Up, Until The Time Is Through and Keep On Movin'. The band was formed by the same management team that was behind the Spice Girls.
 
June 13, 1976 ~ Kimberley Gail Marsh, commonly known as actress, singer, TV personality, songwriter Kym Marsh, born in Merseyside, UK ~ Sang backing vocals for Matt Darey, Freaky Realistic and Hemstock & Jennings prior to auditioning for the reality show Popstars in 2000. Selected as one of five singers for the girl group Hear'say, who would score the UK No.1 hits Pure & Simple and The Way To Your Love. After Marsh left the group in early 2002 auditions would be held but the group split up later the same year before adding a replacement singer. Marsh would release her Standing Tall solo album in 2003, reaching the UK top 10 with Cry and Come On Over. Has ventured into an acting career since, most notably on the soap opera Coronation Street from 2006 through 2019
 
June 13, 1972 ~ Fiddler, pianist, singer Natalie Macmaster, full name Natalie Ann Macmaster, born in Troy, Canada ~ Married to fiddler Donnell Leahy. Released her Four On The Floor in 1989 at age 16. Has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Bruce Guthro, Cookie Rankin, Alison Krauss, and others
 
June 13, 1970 ~ Singer Cheryl Gamble born in the Bronx, New York, USA ~ Best known as a member of R&B trio SWV, which recorded five albums and disbanded in 1998. Gamble would go on to pursue a solo career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut album, Hot Coko, in 1999. Gamble has also collaborated with LSG, Johnny Gill, Tevin Campbell, Onitsha, Jon B, Jay-Z, Keith Sweat (My Valentine), Jeff Bradshaw, Donald Lawrence, MC Lyte, Will Smith (Men In Black), Kirk Franklin, Eve, Fantasia, Faith Evans, Lil' Mo, and with Youthful Praise
June 13, 1970 ~ Singer, guitarist, keyboardist Rivers Cuomo born in New York, New York, USA ~ Lead vocalist, songwriter of Weezer. Influenced by the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Kiss, Nirvana, Giacomo Puccini, Green Day, Jane's Addiction, Cat Stevens, Lou Barlow, the Who, the Pixies, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Sonic Youth. Dropped out of Harvard University to release the band's sophomore album. The album, 1996's Pinkerton, would be poorly received but is now seen as hallmark of the 1990s. Cuomo would re-enroll, and graduate, Harvard in 2008
 
June 13, 1969 ~ James Leland Walters Jr, commonly known as actor, singer Jamie Walters, born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA ~ Actor with roles in Beverly Hills 90210 and The Heights. As a singer best known fo his 1992 hit single How Do You Talk To An Angel
 
June 13, 1968 ~ Rock, alternative rock, folk rock singer, guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter David Gray, full name David Peter Gray, born in Sale, UK ~ Released his Century Ends debut album in 1993. Broke through with his fourth album, White Ladder, which upon its initial 1998 release failed to chart but would gain global attention upon its 2000 rerelease. The album would eventually reach top 40 in America and top the UK charts. Gray is best-known for songs such a Babylon, Please Forgive Me and The One I Love
 
June 13, 1967 ~ Alternative country singer, guitarist, keyboardist Richard Julian born in Arden, Delaware, USA ~ Member of the Little Willies, which also included Norah Jones, known for 2006's eponymous THe Little Willies and 2012's For The Good Times albums
 
June 13, 1963 ~ Bassist, singer, songwriter Paul De Lisle, full name Paul Gerald De Lisle, born in Exeter, Canada ~ Bassist of Smash Mouth, known for their 1999 single All Star. He and singer Steve Harwell are the band's only two constant members since its inception in 1994
 
June 13, 1959 ~ Pop, rock guitarist Paul van Bruystegem born in Leuven, Belgium ~ Member of Triggerfinger. Has also worked with the Wolf Banes, Beverly Jo Scott, the Popgun, Big Bill, Neeka, and others. Has also served as producer, working with acts such as Horses On Fire, Guy Swinnen, Psycho 44, Troubleman, the DeVilles, and others
 
June 13, 1958 ~ R&B, soul, funk, disco, hip-hop singer Val Young, full name Valaria Marie Young, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Best known as a touring and session back-up singer. Discovered by George Clinton. Sang with the Brides Of Funkenstein, Roy Ayers, the Gap Band (I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops Up Side Your Head)), Rick James, Mary Jane Girls, Bobby Brown, Bobby Womack, Kurtis Blow, Dr Dre, Glenn Medeiros, Snap (The World In My Hands), Wayman Tisdale, Snoop Dogg (Change Gone Come), Evelyn Champagne King, El DeBarge, Miki Howard, Gerald Levert, Teena Marie, Tupac Shakur (To Live & Die In LA), MC Eiht, Eddie Murphy, Teddy Riley, Michael Bivins, Jay Tee, Nate Dogg (Never Leave Me Alone), Warren G, and others. Released two albums as a solo artist on Motown label, 1985's Seduction containing the modest R&B charts hit If You Should Ever Be Lonely and Private Conversations released in 1987
 
June 13, 1957 ~ Singer, songwriter Michele Zarrillo born in Rome, Italy ~ Actively recording since the 1980s. Best known for songs such as Una Rosa Blue, Cinue Giorni, L'Elefante E La Farfalla and La Notte Dei Penseiro. Has written songs for Ornella Vanoni, Renato Zero, and others
 
June 13, 1955 ~ Barry White, commonly known as soul, R&B singer Barrence Whitfield born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA ~ Chose his stagename, taking on the moniker of famed Motown producer Norman Whitfield, in order not to be confused with superstar Barry White. Debuted in 1984 with the Barrence Whitfield & The Savages album and has recorded consistently since. Has built a reputation as an energetic live performer opening for artists including Bo Diddley, Tina Turner, George Thorogood, Robert Cray, Solomon Burke, and others
 
June 13, 1953 ~ Jazz singer, songwriter, actress Susanne Fuhr born in Oslo, Norway ~ Fronted the SF Band. Worked with Bent Patey, Rune Klakegg, Åge Røthe, Brynjulf Blix, Sveinung Hovensjø, Svein Christiansen, Dag Arnesen, Bjørn Kjellemyr, Olga Konkova, Per Mathisen, and others
 
June 13, 1951 ~ Guillermo Santana, commonly known as Latin rock, blues rock guitarist Jorge Santana born in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico ~ Brother of renowned guitarist Carlos Santana, with whom he also toured appearing on Santana's 1993 Sacred Fire (Live In South America) live album. Has also worked with Malo, with the Fania All-Stars, and has released a number of solo albums starting with the eponymous Jorge Santana album released in 1978 ~ Santana passed away in 2020
 
June 13, 1950 ~ Ramon Wayne McGuire, commonly known as rock, pop singer, guitarist Ra McGuire, born in Vancouver, Canada ~ Founding member, lead singer of Trooper, known for General Hand Grenade, The Moment That It Takes and Janine, the latter a top 10 hit in the band's native Canada in 1975
 
June 13, 1949 ~ Singer, guitarist Dennis Locorriere, full name Dennis Michael Locorriere, born in Union City, New Jersey, USA ~ Lead singer of Dr Hook & the Medicine Show, known for songs such as Sylvia's Mother, The Cover Of The Rolling Stone, Only Sixteen, A Little Bit More, Sharing The Night Together, When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman, Better Love Next Time, Sexy Eyes and Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk
June 13, 1949 ~ Guitarist, keyboardist Red Symons, full name Redmond Symons, born in Brighton, UK ~ Member of Skyhooks from 1970 through 1977, present on some of the band's best-known including Horror Movie and Ego Is Not A Dirty Word
 
June 13, 1947 ~ Jazz pianist Harold Danko born in Ohio, USA ~ Danko worked with Woody Herman, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Rich Perry, Rufus Reid, Kirk Lightsey, Jeff Hirshfield, Edward Simon, Gregory Herbert
June 13, 1947 ~ Country singer Mary Lou Turner born in Hazard, Kentucky, USA ~ First gained attention in the early 1970s as a regular appearance on Wheeling Jamboree radio show. Became the “girl singer” alongside Bill Anderson on The Bill Anderson Show TV show in 1974 taking over for Jan Howard. Would record two duet albums with Anderson, the 1976 single Sometimes reaching the No.1 spot on the Billboard Country charts. As a solo singer charted with songs such as It's Different With You and Love It Away
 
June 13, 1946 ~ Singer, guitarist Henk Wijngaard born in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands ~ Active since the mid-1970s with over 40 albums to his name. A former trucker himself he is best known for his trucking-themed repertoire. Well-known songs include Met De Vlam In De Pijp, Container-song, Hé Suzie and Ik Moet Nog Wat Jaren Mee
June 13, 1946 ~ Conductor, arranger, composer Paul Buckmaster born in London, UK ~ Best known for his orchestral collaborations with a wide array of jazz, pop and rock musicians including David Bowie, Elton John, Harry Nilsson, the Rolling Stones, Carly Simon, Shawn Phillips, Miles Davis, Stevie Nicks, Lionel Richie, Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Rogers, Guns 'n Roses, Taylor Swift, Train, and Heart ~ Buckmaster passed away in 2017
 
June 13, 1943 ~ R&B, funk singer, songwriter Arlester Dyke Christian born in Buffalo, New York, USA ~ Fronted Dyke & the Blazers, best known for the 1969 singles We Got More Soul and Let A Woman Be A Woman. At the time of his death, killed in a reportedly drug-related shooting at 27, Christian was preparing for a tour with superstar Barry White ~ Christian passed away in 1971
 
June 13, 1942 ~ Singer James Carr born in Coahoma, Mississippi, USA ~ Protégé of Otis Redding. Turned down by Stax/Volt. Forever remembered among R&B and soul aficionados for his 1967 original recording of The Dark End Of The Street, penned by Chips Moman and Dan Penn, and considered one of the greatest soul songs of all time. Also revered for his lesser known work such as various earlier Goldwax singles and the critically acclaimed LP You Got My Mind Messed Up. Carr suffered from bipolar disorder for most of his life which would seriously hinder his career ~ Carr passed away in 2001
 
June 13, 1941 ~ Esther Zaied, commonly known as Esther Ofarim, born in Zafed, Israel ~ Came in 2nd at 1963 edition of Eurovision Songfestival, representing Switzerland with the song T En Va Pas. Also known as half of husband-wife duo Esther & Abi Ofarim, known for 1960s hits such as Noch Einem Tanz, Cinderella Rockafella and Morning Of My Life, the latter written by the Bee Gees
June 13, 1941 ~ Marvin Tarplin, commonly known as R&B, soul guitarist, songwriter Marv Tarplin, born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA ~ Member of the Miracles from the 1950s through 1973. Co-wrote several of the band's best-known, notably The Tracks Of My Tears, My Girl's Gone, I Like It Like That, Going To A Go-Go and The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage. Also co-wrote a number of well-known R&B songs for others including Marvin Gaye's Ain't That Peculiar and I'll Be Doggone ~ Tarplin passed away in 2011
 
June 13, 1940 ~ R&B singer, songwriter, producer Bobby Freeman, full name Robert Thomas Freeman, born in Alameda County, California, USA ~ Member of doo-wop outfit the Romancers. As a solo singer best known for two top 10 hits, 1958's Do You Want To Dance and 1964's Come On And Swim. Both songs would reach No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The former, Dance, would later be covered by a wide array of artists including Del Shannon, the Beach Boys, Johnny Rivers, Bette Midler, John Lennon, Cliff Richard, T.Rex, the Mamas & the Papas, Bobby Vee, the Ramones, and others ~ Freeman passed away in 2017
 
June 13, 1937 ~ Hard bop alto saxophonist Frank Strozier born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Harold Mabern, George Coleman, Booker Little, Miles Davis, Roy Haynes, Chet Baker, Shelly Manne, Don Ellis, the New York Jazz Repertory Company, Horace Parlan, Woody Shaw, Oliver Nelson, Booker Ervin, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Stitt, Louis Hayes, Stafford James, and others
 
June 13, 1934 ~ Drummer Uriel Jones born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Member of Motown house band the Funk Brothers, initially hired as a fill-in for Benny Benjamin eventually taking on bigger role through the early-1970s. Appears on records such as the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell duet Ain't No Mountain High Enough, the Temptations hits Cloud Nine and Ain't Too Proud To Beg, the Miracles' I Second That Emotion, and Stevie Wonder's For Once In My Life ~ Jones passed away in 2009
 
June 13, 1931 ~ Jazz pianist, organist George Arvanitas born in Marseille, France ~ Influenced by Bud Powell and Bill Evans. Worked with Art Farmer, Louis Hayes, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Yusef Lateef, Ted Curson, Jacky Samson, and others ~ Arvanitas passed away in 2005
 
June 13, 1928 ~ Blues singer, guitarist, pianist Lafayette Thomas, full name Lafayette Jerl Thomas, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA ~ Rooted in church choir and introduced to blues guitar by his uncle, blues singer Jesse Thomas. Active since the late 1940s, backing artists such as Jimmy McCracklin, Sammy Price, Memphis Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, and recording from time to time as a solo artist. Especially noted for appearing on the 1968 LC Robinson-album Oakland Blues alongside Robinson and Dave Alexander ~ Thomas passed away in 1977
 
June 13, 1927 ~ Jazz guitarist Attila Zoller, full name Attila Cornelius Zoller, born in Visegrad, Hungary ~ Leader and sideman. Fled Soviet-occupied Hungary. Studied under Jim Hall. Roommate of Ornette Coleman. Has worked with Jutta Hipp, Hans Koller, Herbie Mann, Lee Konitz, Albert Mangelsdorff, Benny Goodman, Stan Getz, Red Norvo, Jimmy Raney, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Shirley Scott, Cal Tjader, Jimi Hendrix, Don Friedman, Tommy Flanagan, George Mraz, and others ~ Zoller passed away in 1998
June 13, 1927 ~ David Gordon Kirkpatrick, commonly known as guitarist, singer Slim Dusty, born in Nulla Nulla Creek, Australia ~ Country singer, songwriter, producer. Australian cultural icon, especially representative of the bush life and bush poets ~ Kirkpatrick passed away in 2003
 
June 13, 1917 ~ Clarinetist Phil Bodner born in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA ~ Worked with Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Brass Ring, Oliver Nelson, JJ Johnson, Oscar Peterson, Yusef Lateef, Peanuts Hucko, Wild Bill Davison, Ralph Sutton, Van McCoy (The Hustle), Marty Napoleon, Mel Lewis, George Duvivier, Milt Hinton, Bobby Rosengarden, Derek Smith, Johnny Varo, and others ~ Bodner passed away in 2008
 
June 13, 1905 ~ Adolphus Anthony Cheatham, commonly known as swing, dixieland, big band trumpeter, bandleader Doc Cheatham, born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Influenced by Henry Busse, Johnny Dunn, Louis Armstrong. Worked with Ma Rainey, Bobby Lee, Wilbur de Paris, Marion Handy, mcKinney's Cotton Pickers, Benny Carter, Teddy Wilson, Fletcher Henderson, Claude Hopkins, Pérez Prado, Marcelino Guerra, Ricardo Ray, Machito, Benny Goodman, and others ~ Cheatham passed away in 1997
 
June 13, 1903 ~ John Collins Fulton, commonly known as trombonist, singer, songwriter Jack Fulton, born in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Has worked with the Mason-Dixon Orchestra, George Olsen, Paul Whiteman, Bing Crosby, Bix Beiderbecke, and others. Wrote or co-wrote some 120 songs including If You Are But A Dream (Frank Sinatra) and Wanted (Perry Como) ~ Fulton passed away in 1993
 
June 13, 1892 ~ Jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, producer Richard M Jones, full name Richard Marigny Jones, was born ~ Perhaps best known for penning Trouble In Mind, first recorded by Thelma La Vizzo with Jones on piano, quickly becoming a standard recorded by Georgia White, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, and others. Jones has worked with Joe Oliver, John Robichaux, AJ Piron, Papa Celestin, and others. Produced Louis Armstrong's famed the Hot Five and the Hot Seven recordings ~ Jones passed away in 1945
 
June 13, 1886 ~ Drummer, pianist, bandleader Art Hickman, full name Arthur George Hickman, born ~ Worked with Ben Black, Earl Burtnett, Fred Coffman, Clyde Doerr, Frank Ellis, Dick Noolan, Ed Fitzpatrick, Jess Fitzpatrick, Roy Fox, Roy Hoback, Vic King, Lou Marcasie, Hank Miller, Mark Moica, Bert Ralton, Juan Ramos, Forrest Ray, Walt Rosemar, Bela Spiller, Dick Winfree, Flo Ziegfield and others ~ Hickman passed away in 1930
 
June 13, 1880 ~ Vincenzo Cacioppo, commonly known as pianist, violinist, bandleader, songwriter Vincent Rose, born in Palermo, Italy ~ Popular 1920s, 1930s bandleader. Wrote over 200 songs including Paul Whiteman's Linger Awhile, Kay Kyser's The Umbrella Man, and perhaps most notably Blueberry Hill, the latter first recorded in 1940 by Swing And Sway with Sammy Kaye but best known as a 1956 hit and signature song for Fats Domino ~ Cacioppo passed away in 1944