This Day In Music: June 13
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June 13, 2024 ~ R&B, soul, jazz, dance-pop singer, songwriter Angela Bofill, full name Angela Tomasa Bofill, passed away in Vallejo, California, USA ~ One of the first Latina singers to achieve success in the R&B and jazz markets. Over the course of her career Bofill released about a dozen albums, starting with Angie in 1978, spawning the modest hit This Time I'll Be Sweeter. Bofill's rendition, the song previously recorded by Martha Reeves, Linda Lewis, Marlena Shaw, and Roberta Flack, would become the definitive version, and a signature song for Bofill. Over the next decade, Bofill scored about half a dozen Billboard R&B top 20 singles. Bofill has also sung backing vocals for the likes of Dave Valentin, David Amram, Stacy Lattisaw, Patti Austin, and Narada Michael Walden. The latter has also produced Bofill's two most mainstream albums, Teaser and Too Tough. Although never a household name in her native America, Bofill amassed a large following in Asia, and remained an in-demand live performer through the 2000s often billed alongside jazz artists untill a series of medical misfortunates forced her to slow down ~ Bofill was born in 1954
June 13, 2023 ~ Johnny Rowan, commonly known as rock drummer Blackie Onassis, passed away ~ Member of Urge Overkill, first appearing on the band's 1991 The Supersonic Storybook album. The band is widely known for their single Sister Havana and their Neil Diamond-cover Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon. The latter would be used for the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino's 1994 Pulp Fiction cult film ~ Rowan was born ca.1966
June 13, 2023 ~ Christopher Dignam, commonly known as rock singer, songwriter Christy Dignam, passed away ~ Lead singer for Aslan, enjoying popularity right from the start in their native Ireland with songs such as This Is, Pretty Thing, and Please Don't Stop before departing the band due to ongoing struggles with substance abuse. The band would briefly work with a new lead singer, Eamon Doyle, before disbanding altogether. The original line-up reunited in the early 1990s, and would record over half a dozen commercially successful albums well into the 2010s. Dignam would release his sole solo album, The Man Who Stayed Alive, in 2021 ~ Dignam was born in 1960
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 ~ Lucy Ardans, commonly known as pianist, conductor Lucy Scarbrough, passed away in El Paso, Texas, USA ~ A lifelong admirer of Frédéric Chopin, Scarbrough is perhaps best known for founding the El Paso Chopin Festival. As a conductor most closely associated with the El Paso Opera and the El Paso Civic Orchestra, working with the latter for some three decades ~ Scarbrough was born in 1927
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, 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, 2015 ~ Sarah Streeter, commonly known as blues singer Big Time Sarah, passed away inear 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, 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 Every 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, 2006 ~ Songwriter, singer Freddie Gorman, full name Frederick Cortez Gorman, passed away ~ Perhaps best remembered for co-writing the Marvelettes' Please Mr Postman, an early hit for the Motown label. The song would be covered by numerous artists including the Beatles, Helen Shapiro, and the Carpenters. Other songs co-written by Gorman include I Want A Guy recorded by the Supremes, and Let Somebody Love Me recorded by Chuck Jackson ~ Gorman was born in 1939
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, 2001 ~ Rock guitarist Marcelo Fromer passed away in São Paulo, Brazil ~ Co-founding member of Titas, one of the most popular Brazilian rock bands. Passed away hit by a motorcyclist while jogging, one day before recording of the band's thirteenth album A Melhor Banda De Todos Os Tempos Da Ultima Semana were set to begin ~ Fromer was born in 1961
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, and Bugle Call Rag. 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, 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 ~ R&B singer Clyde McPhatter, full name Clyde Lensley McPhatter, passed away in the Bronx, New York, USA ~ Iconic 1950s, 1960s singer pivotal to development of doo-wop and R&B. Lead singer of Billy Ward & the Dominoes. Formed and fronted the Drifters from 1953 through 1955, singing lead on songs such as Money Honey, Lucille, Such A Night and Honey Love. Subsequently recorded as a solo artist, scoring Billboard R&B top 10 hits with singles such as Love Has Joined Us Together, Seven Days, Treasure Of Love, Long Lonely Nights and perhaps his best-known A Lover's Question ~ McPhatter was born in 1932
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 debut album in 1989 at age 16. Has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Bruce Guthro, Cookie Rankin, and Alison Krauss
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, 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 re-release. 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, 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, 1963 ~ Heavy metal, post-grunge, nu metal, alternative metal bassist, guitarist Robbie Merrill born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA ~ Co-founding member of Godsmack, critically compared to grunge icons Alice In Chains and heavy metal band Metallica. The band has recorded well over half a dozen albums, starting with All Wound Up released in 1998 and is best known for their 2003 release Faceless which debuted atop the Billboard Hot 200 albums chart. Member of supergroup Another Animal, a side project recycling left-over songs from the sessions for IV. Although Merrill is righthanded he plays lefthanded due to a birth defect that renders him unable to move the middle finger of his left hand
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 Upside 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, 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, and Solomon Burke
June 13, 1951 ~ Guillermo Santana, commonly known as Latin rock, 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, 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 ~ Bassist John Kahn born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA ~ In-demand session musician from the mid-1960s onwards. Has worked with Mike Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites, John Lee Hooker, Tom Fogerty, Al Kooper, Jackie DeShannon, Otis Rush, Brewer & Shipley including on the 1971 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit One Toke Over The Line, and with once-girlfriend Maria Muldaur. Perhaps best known as regulator collaborator of Jerry Garcia in the bands the Jerry Garcia Band, Old & In The Way, Legion Of Mary, and Reconstruction ~ Kahn passed away in 1996
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 second at the 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 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 ~ Robert William Woodman, commonly known as pop rock, rock & roll drummer Bobbie Clarke, born ~ Important figure in early British rock & roll active since the late 1950s. Has drummed with Eric Delaney, Vince Eager, Marty Wilde, Johnny Hallyday, and briefly Deep Purple, serving as the latter's first drummer. Perhaps best known for several stints with Vince Taylor. Clarke's autobiography, Bobbie Clarke Playboy & Showman, would be published posthumously in 2017 ~ Woodman passed away in 2014
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, 1929 ~ Hornist Alan Civil born in Northampton, UK ~ Closely associated with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Known especially for his recording of Benjamin Britten's Serenade For Tenor Horn And Strings. To pop audiences known for guesting on the Beatles-tracks For No One of the 1966 Revolver album, and A Day In The Life of the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album the following year ~ Civil passed away in 1989
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, and George Mraz ~ Zoller passed away in 1998
June 13, 1918 ~ William M Moore, commonly known as R&B, jazz saxophonist Wild Bill Moore, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ As a solo artist scored a moderate R&B hit with We're Gonna Rock We're Gonna Roll in 1948, the single later regarded by some as one of the earliest rock and roll recordings. In-demand sideman in blues, R&B, and jazz, working with the likes of Slim Gaillard, Jack McVea, Big Joe Turner, Dexter Gordon, and Helen Humes, including on the latter's 1945 Be-Baba-Leba hit. To later audiences perhaps best known for backing Marvin Gaye on the 1971 masterpiece album What's Going On, notably present on the track Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) ~ Moore passed away in 1983
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, 1908 ~ Jazz clarinetist Clarence Hutchenrider born in Waco, Texas, USA ~ Member of the Casa Loma Orchestra led by Glen Gray. A lung illness paused Hutchenrider's career from the mid-1940s through the mid-1950s. In later years Hutchenrider would work in the New York area, most notably with the Gully Low Band in the 1980s ~ Hutchenrider passed away in 1991
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 ~ Sang with Paul Whiteman's orchestra from 1925 through 1933, present on songs such as Cuban Love Song, How Deep Is The Ocean, and Touch Of Your Hand. As a songwriter Fulton has co-written songs such as Until recorded by Tommy Dorsey, Mrs Santa Claus recorded by Nat King Cole, and Wanted recorded by 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 is also especially noted for producing Louis Armstrong's famed the Hot Five and the Hot Seven recordings. Other notable associations include Joe Oliver, John Robichaux, AJ Piron, and Papa Celestin ~ 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