This Day In Music: June 16
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June 16, 2022 ~ Andrew Jacob Hiebert, commonly known as neo-swing singer, bandleader, songwriter Big Rude Jake, passed away ~ Toronto scene cult hero. Primarily categorized as a neo-swing irony-laden troubadour, drawing from blues, rock, rockabilly, jazz, and other idioms. Some 10 albums to his name, starting with Butane Fumes & Bad Cologne released in 1993. Noteworthy is also 2002's Live Faust Die Jung which was never officially released. Semi-retired from music for a while in the 2000s. Has briefly used the moniker Chet Valiant aiming to keep a low profile ~ Hiebert was born in 1963
 
June 16, 2021 ~ Michael Edward Campbell Champion, commonly known as singer, songwriter, actor Michael Champion, passed away ~ Sometimes credited as Mike Campbell, not to be confused with Tom Petty-guitarist Mike Campbell. Member of short-lived 1960s band Abstract Reality, known for their Love Burns Like A Fire single. Member of Scorpion alongside Bob Babbitt, Ray Monette and Andrew Smith. Appears on Meat Loaf's 1971 Stoney & Meatloaf debut album, for which he also co-wrote She Waits By The Window, Kiss Me Again, Lady Be Mine and Jessica White. Active as an actor since the late 1970s, appearing in TV shows such as Matlock and The Flash and films such as Beverly Hills Cop and Total Recall ~ Champion was born in 1946
 
June 16, 2018 ~ The 49th edition of Pinkpop takes place in Landgraaf, the Netherlands ~ Day 2 of 3. Mostly sunny, this year's edition would draw some 113,500 visitors in total. Included on today's, Saturday the 16th's bill would include Walking On Cars, Miss Montreal, Nothing But Thieves, the Script, the Foo Fighters, JP Cooper, Parov Stelar, A Perfect Circle, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, the Marmozets, Sevn Alias, Alan Walker, Theo Lawrence & the Hearts, the Gang Of Youths, De Likt, and Riley Pearce
 
June 16, 2016 ~ Soul drummer Jerome Teasley passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ~ Worked with Junior Walker & the All-Stars, Al Green (Back Up Train), Jimi Hendrix, Wilson Pickett, Tina Turner, Bill Carr, Sonny Stitt, and others ~ Teasley was born in 1948
June 16, 2016 ~ Charles Phillip Thompson, commonly known as swing, bebop pianist, organist, composer, arranger Sir Charles Thompson, passed away in Tokyo, Japan ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Earl Bostic, Coleman Hawkins, Bennie Moten, Count Basie, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, JC Heard, Lucky Millinder, Illinois Jacquet, Vic Dickensen, Buck Clayton, Dodo Greene, Joe Newman, Paul Quinichette, Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, Ike Quebec, Harry Sweets Edison, and others ~ Thompson was born in 1918
 
June 16, 2015 ~ Producer, manager Stephen Blauner passed away ~ Best known as Bobby Darin's manager ~ Blauner was born in 1933
 
June 16, 2013 ~ The 44th edition of Pinkpop takes place in Landgraaf, the Netherlands ~ Day 3 of 3. Sunny and pleasant with an occassional splash of rain, this year's edition would draw some 60,000 visitors in total. Included on today's, Sunday the 16th's bill would be Kensington, Will & the People, the Vaccines, Ben Howard, Green Day, Tom Odell, Trixie Whitley, Blaudzun, the Stereophonics, Triggerfinger, Puggy, Bastille, Lianne La Havas, Die Antwoord, and Alt-J
 
June 16, 2010 ~ Trumpeter Bill Dixon, full name William Robert Dixon, passed away in North Benningham, Vermont, USA ~ Seminal figure in free jazz. Worked with Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, Tony Oxley, William Parker, Rob Mazurek, Matthias Bauer, Klaus Kocj, Franz Koglman, and others ~ Dixon was born in 1925
June 16, 2010 ~ Funk, R&B guitarist Garry Shider, full name Garry Marshall Shider, passed away in Greater Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA ~ Backed gospel artists such as Shirley Caesar, the Five Blind Boys and the Mighty Clouds Of Joy in his youth. Best known for his association with funk icon George Clinton, serving as guitarist and music director for P-Funk, Parliament and Funkadelic for 15 years starting in the early 1970s. Notably present on songs such as Cosmic Slop, Gettin' To Know You and One Nation Under A Groove ~ Shider was born in 1953
 
June 16, 2005 ~ Jazz guitarist Billy Bauer, full name William Henry Bauer, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with Jerry Wald, Carl Hoff, Woody Herman, the First Herd, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Chubby Jackson, Bill Harris, Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, Tony Aless, George Barnes, Al Caiola, Harry Carney, Helen Carroll, Al Cohn, Cozy Cole, Tommy Dorsey, Bobby Hackett, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Hasselgard, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, JJ Johnson, Beverly Kenney, Big Miller, Chico O'Farrill, Seldon Powell, Barry Ulanov, Charlie Ventura, Ben Webster, Cootie Williams, and others ~ Bauer was born in 1915
 
June 16, 1999 ~ David Edward Sutch, commonly known as rock singer Screaming Lord Sutch, passed away in South Harrow, UK ~ Serial parliamentary candidate and founder of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party. As a singer active since the early 1960s. Has collaborated with Keith Moon, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Charlie Watts, John Bonham, Nicky Hopkins, and others ~ Sutch was born in 1940
 
June 16, 1997 ~ Jazz trumpeter Rolf Ericson passed away ~ Active from late 1940s onwards. Played with Charlie Barnet, Woody Herman, Paul Gonsalves, Charlie Parker, Lars Gullin, Charles Mingus. Later he also worked with Arne Domnerus, Charlie Spivak, Harry James, the Dorsey Brothers, Les Brown, the Lighthouse All-Stars, and Ernestine Anderson. From the mid-1950s onwards he played with Dexter Gordon, Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, Dan Terry, and Max Roach. Member of Duke Ellington's orchestra from 1963 to 1971 ~ Ericson was born in 1922
 
June 16, 1996 ~ Ronnie Jones, commonly known as country singer Anthony Armstrong Jones, passed away ~ Released his Proud Mary debut album in 1969. Best known for a number of country covers of pop and rock songs, notably Creedence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary, Gary US Bonds' New Orleans, Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline, Jim Croce's Bad Bad Leroy Brown and RB Greaves' Take A Letter To Maria, the latter his highest charting single reaching Billboard Country top 10 in 1970 ~ Jones was born in 1949
June 16, 1996 ~ Gilberto Cuppini, commonly known as jazz drummer, bandleader Gil Cuppini, passed away in Sarzana, Italy ~ Has worked with Hazy Osterwald, Armando Trovajoli, Gorni Kramer, Nunzio Rotondo, Gianni Basso, Oscar Valdambrini, Teddy Wilson, Arvell Shaw, Joe Venuti, Franco D'Andrea, Giorgio Azzolini, and others ~ Cuppini was born in 1924
 
June 16, 1994 ~ Singer Destinee Monroe, full name Detinee Rae Monroe, born in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA ~ Member of girl group the Clique Girlz, known for the singles Then I Woke Up and Smile. The group disbanded in 2009 after the departure of Sara Diamond. Destinee subequently recorded with her sister and Clique-bandmate Paris Monroe under the moniker Destinee & Paris
June 16, 1994 ~ Bassist, pianist, singer Kristen Pfaff, full name Kristen Marie Pfaff, passed away in Seattle, Washington, USA ~ Briefly a member of Hole, present on the band's 1994 Live Through This major label debut album. Returned to her previous band Janitor Joe in the weeks before her death of a heroin overdose ~ Pfaff was born in 1967
 
June 16, 1993 ~ Garrett Charles Nash, commonly known as rapper, singer, DJ, producer, songwriter Gnash, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known for his 2016 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single I Hate U I Love U featuring Olivia O'Brien
 
June 16, 1991 ~ Joseph McElderry, commonly known as singer, songwriter Joe McElderry, born in Tyne-and-Wear, UK ~ Winner of the 6th edition of the X-Factor in 2009
 
June 16, 1988 ~ Actor, singer, songwriter Kim Milford, full name Richard Kim Milford, passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Known for his roles in the stage musicals Hair, The Rocky Horror Show and Jesus Christ Superstar. Briefly sang with Beck Bogert & Appice in 1972 ~ Milford was born in 1951
 
June 16, 1987 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Bob Dylan records Silvio at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, USA ~ Written by Dylan and longtime the Grateful Dead-associate Robert Hunter. A concert favorite during Dylan's late-1980s era, touring with the Dead as his regular backing band. Included on the 1988 Down In The Groove album
June 16, 1987 ~ Country, pop singer, songwriter, musical actress Diana DeGarmo born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA ~ Runner-up in the 3rd season of American Idol in 2004, losing to R&B singer Fantasia
June 16, 1987 ~ Margaret Rose Valliquito, commonly known as film, Broadway actress, singer June Knight, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ First to introduce the Cole Porter-penned Begin The Beguine in the 1935 musical Jubilee. Also appeared in other Broadway shows such as Hot Cha, Take A Chance, The Would-be Gentleman, as well as in Hollywood films ~ Valliquietto was born in 1913
June 16, 1987 ~ Thomas Valentine, commonly known as jazz trumpeter, bandleader Kid Thomas Valentine, passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Rose to prominence in the early 1920s with a hot distinctive, at times percussive style. Would front his own ensembles by the mid-1920s. Has worked with Kid Ory, Jack Teagarden, Louis Armstrong, Louis Nelson, Big Bill Bissonnette, John Robichaux, Preston Jackson, and others ~ Valentine was born in 1896
 
June 16, 1983 ~ Jazz guitarist, composer Jean Chaumont born in St Cloud, France ~ Leader and sideman. Released his Beauty Of Differences debut album in 2018. Has collaborated with Ike Sturm, Sam Sadigursky, Tierney Sutton, Orlando le Fleming, Dan Tepfer, Jon Irabagon, and others
 
June 16, 1982 ~ Guitarist James Honeyman-Scott passed away in London, UK ~ Co-founding member of the Pretenders. Present on the band's first two albums, 1979's The Pretenders and 1981's The Pretenders II which include some of the band's best-known including Brass In Pocket, Message Of Love and I Go To Sleep ~ Honeyman-Scott was born in 1956
June 16, 1982 ~ Singer Warren Ryanes passed away ~ Member of doo-wop outfit the Monotones, known for their 1958 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit The Book Of Love ~ Ryanes was born in 1937
 
June 16, 1981 ~ Indie rock, indie folk, country rock, power pop singer, guitarist, basist, keyboardist, drummer, songwriter Ben Kweller, full name Benjamin Lev Kweller, born in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Member of Radish. Member of the Bens. As a solo artist best known for his 2002 Wasted & Ready single. Co-wrote and sings lead on Guster's I Hope Tomorrow Is Like Today of the 2003 Keep It Together album
June 16, 1981 ~ Country singer George Strait records If You're Thinking You Want A Stranger There's One Coming Home ~ Written by David Wills and Blake Mevis. Produced by Mevis. Released in January 1982, paired with Her Goodbye Hit Me In The Heart on the flipside, as the third single of Strait's Strait Country album. The single would reach the top 5 of the country charts in USA and Canada
June 16, 1981 ~ Jazz violinist Ola Kvernberg born in Fræna, Norway ~ Virtuoso string swing violinist. Son of Liv Rypdal Kvernberg and Torbjørn Kvernberg, brother of Karl Kvernberg and Jorun Marie Kvernberg. Classically trained. Has collaborated with the Hot Club de Norvege, Toots Thielemans, Jimmy Rosenberg, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Stian Carstensen, Ole Morten Vågan, Eirik Hegdal, Thomas Dybdahl, Jon Larsen, and others
 
June 16, 1980 ~ Clarence Robert Nolan, commonly known as Western, country singer, songwriter, actor Bob Nolan, passed away in Newport Beach, California, USA ~ Founding member of the Sons Of The Pioneers. Wrote Cool Water and Tumbling Tumbleweeds, both first recorded by the Sons and both regarded as classics in the Western genre and covered by numerous artists ~ Nolan was born in 1908
 
June 16, 1979 ~ Drummer Damion Reid born in West Covina, California, USA ~ Worked with Greg Osby, Terence Blanchard, Rober Glasper, Cassandra Wilson, Bruce Hornsby, Jacky Terrasson, Ravi Coltrane, Reggie Workman, Marcus Belgrave, Lauryn Hill, Angie Stone, Robert Hurst, Angélique Kidjo, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jason Moran, Steve Lehman, Mark Shim, Dianne Reeves, Bunky Green, Steve Coleman, Greg Ward, Steve Lehman, Miles Okazaki, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Bunky Green, Lucian Ban, Laurent Coq, Jure Pukl, Liberty Ellman, Igor Bezget, and others
June 16, 1979 ~ Jazz trumpeter Mathias Eick born in Fumes, Norway ~ Brother of bassist Johannes Eick and hornist Trude Eick. Leader and sideman. Has worked with Jagga Jazzist, Manu Katché, the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Thomas Dybdahl, Turbonegro, the DumDum Boys, Motorpsycho, D'Sound, BigBang, Jan Gunnar Hoff, Tore Augestad, Stian Carstensen, Lars Danielsson, the Eple Trio, Arcturus, and others
 
June 16, 1977 ~ Classical guitarist Pablo Villegas, full name Pablo Sáinz Villegas, born in Logroño, Spain ~ Acclaimed for his 2018 Volver album which featured singer Plácido Domingo and conductor, pianist Nazareno Andorno
 
June 16, 1975 ~ Producer, label executive Don Robey, full name Don Deadric Robey, passed away in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Helped develop 1950s, 1960s R&B. Notorious for his controversial business practices. Founded Peacock Records, at one time owned Duke Records. Used the alias Deadric Malone to assign himself songwriting credit. Signed artists such as Ruth Brown, Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, T-Bone Walker, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Junior Parker, Bobby Blue Bland, Johnny Otis, and others ~ Malone was born in 1903
 
June 16, 1971 ~ Lesane Parish Crooks, commonly known as rapper, songwriter Tupac Shakur, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Central figure in West Coast rap. Introduced social issues in rap at a time when gangsta rap was dominant ~ Shakur passed away in 1996
 
June 16, 1970 ~ Jazz drummer Gregory Hutchinson born in New York, New York, USA ~ Active since the late 1980s. Worked with Red Rodney, Betty Carter, Roy Hargrove, Stephen Scott, Ray Brown, Eric Reed, Joe Henderson, Marcus Printup, Antonio Hart, Joshua Redman, Greg Gisbert, Frank Wess, Steve Wilson, Andy Laverne, Johnny Griffin, Laverne Butler, Peter Bernstein, Claire Martin, Ben Wolfe, Jeremy Davenport, Mark Whitfield, Teodross Avery, Jimmy Smith, Kristin Korb, and with Rodney Whitaker
June 16, 1970 ~ Alonzo Johnson, commonly known as singer, guitarist, violinist, songwriter Lonnie Johnson, passed away in Toronto, Canada ~ Multi-instrumentalist, violin, piano and banjo, focused primarily on guitar. The first to play an electrically amplified violin. Pioneered the single string solo guitar styles later used in blues, rock, jazz. As a guitarist influenced Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, T-Bone Walker, and as a singer Elvis Presley. Worked the riverboats in the 1920s. Played with Charlie Creath, Fate Marable, Victoria Spivey, Alger Texas Alexander, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, the Chocolate Dandies, Eddie Lang, Roosevelt Sykes, Blind John Davis, Joshua Altheimer, and others ~ Johnson was born in 1899
 
June 16, 1969 ~ Bruno Nicolini, commonly known as singer, songwriter Bénabar, born in Thiais, France ~ Influenced by Georges Brassens, Renaud, Jacques Higelin, Tom Waits. Active since the late 1990s. Best known for his 2005 Reprise Des Négociations album, which sold over a million copies
 
June 16, 1965 ~ Stage producer, theater director Eirik Stubø born in Narvik, Norway ~ Son of jazz guitarist Thorgeir Stubø. Brother of jazz guitartit Håvard Stubø and of singer Kjersti Stubø. Best known as theater director of The National Theatre from 2000 to 2008
June 16, 1965 ~ Tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson born in Carthage, Missouri, USA ~ Played with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, the Harper Brothers, Benny Green, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, Ron Carter, Louis Hayes, John Hicks, and the New York Unit
 
June 16, 1962 ~ Olufela Ilufmi Anikulapo Kuti, commonly known as singer, saxophonist, trumpeter, keyboardist, songwriter Femi Kuti, born in London, UK ~ Son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Worked in Egypt 80, his father's band. Formed his own band, Positive Force, in 1986. Has collaborated with Dele Sosimi, Common, Mos Def, Jaguar Wright, d'Angelo, Macy Gray, the Soultronics, Nile Rodgers, Roy Hargrove, and others
 
June 16, 1958 ~ Alternative rock, pop guitarist Jóhannes Helgason born in Reykjavik, Iceland ~ Best known as co-founding member of Peyr, present on the band's 1980 Silenced To Death debut album. Helgason left the band in 1981 to resume his aeronatical studies to become a pilot
June 16, 1958 ~ Rock drummer Marcel Schmidt born in Haarlem, the Netherlands ~ Worked with artists such as de IJsbrekers, de Gigantjes, Grin, Gotcha, Neo Punkz, de Raggende Manne, the Invisible Girls, and others
 
June 16, 1957 ~ Country lyricist, promoter Paul Gilley, full name Herbert Paul Gilley passed away in Morgan County, USA ~ Though records are unclear and sometimes disputed lyrics to a number of quintessential country songs are attributed to Gilley, including Ray Price's Crazy Arms and two of Hank Williams' best-known, namely Cold Cold Heart and I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry. Gilley reportedly once remarked it's not too bad being uncredited, since “you get paid for the lyrics, sometimes well paid.” ~ Gilley was born in 1929
 
June 16, 1954 ~ Garrick Roberts, commonly known as pop, rock guitarist Garry Roberts, born in Dublin, Ireland ~ Co-founded the Boomtown Rats with Johnnie Fingers, soon employing bassist Pete Briquette, guitarist Gerry Cott, drummer Simon Crowe and lead singer Bob Geldof. The band would score a number of hits in their native Ireland and the UK including Like Clockwork, Rat Trap, Banana Republic and their best-known I Don't Like Mondays. After the band folded in 1985 Roberts would work as a sound engineer for acts such as Simply Red, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Flesh For Lulu
 
June 16, 1953 ~ Drummer, percussionist Malcolm Mortimore, full name Malcolm Paul Mortimore, born in Wimbledon, UK ~ Has worked with Arthur Brown, Ian Dury, Herbie Flowers, Gentle Giant, Spike Heatley, Tom Jones, GT Moore, Mick Jagger, Chris Jagger, Oliver Jones, Barney Kessel, Chris Spedding, Troy Tate, and others
 
June 16, 1952 ~ Pop, soft rock singer, songwriter Gino Vannelli born in Montreal, Canada ~ Known for a string of late 1970s, 1980s singles, notably I Just Wanna Stop, Living Inside Myself and Wild Horses
 
June 16, 1950 ~ Singer James Smith born ~ Co-founding member of the Stylistics remaining with the band through 1981, known for 1970s soul hits such as You Are Everything, Betcha By Golly Wow, I'm Stone In Love With You, Break Up To Make Up and You Make Me Feel Brand New
 
June 16, 1949 ~ Mario Ruben Gonzalez Pierotti, copmmonly known as singer, guitarist, songwriter Jairo, born in Cordoba, Argentina ~ Sings in Spanish, French and Italian. Has recorded over 500 songs during a career starting in the 1960s. Well-known songs include Tu Aima Golondrina, Por Si Tu Quieres Saber, Tristeza, De Pronto Sucedio, El Valle Y El Volcan, Si Vuelve Sera Cansancio, Revolver and Me Encanta Esta Hora Del Dia
June 16, 1949 ~ Robert Wickens Thompson, commonly known as folk rock singer, guitarist Robbin Thompson, born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA ~ Member of Steel Mill, which also included a then-unknown Bruce Springsteen. Debuted as a solo artist with his 1976 eponymous Robbin Thompson album. Had artists such as Melissa Manchester, Steve Cropper, Waddy Wachtel, Bruce Hornsby and Ellen McIlwaine guest on his recordings. Scored a minor hit with Brite Eyes in 1980 ~ Thompson passed away in 2015
 
June 16, 1948 ~ Jazz, classical drummer, percussionist Freddy Studer born in Lucerne, Switzerland ~ Formed the acclaimed jazz fusion quartet OM with Christy Doran, Urs Leimgruber and Bobby Burn. Would go on to collaborate with the likes of Franco Ambrosetti, George Gruntz, Joe Henderson, Miroslav Vitous, Larry Schneider, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Pierre Favre, Dom Um Romao and David Friedman. Member of Red Twist & Tuned Arrow. Member of the Singing Drums. Played in Robyn Schulkowsky's ensemble, interpreting modern classical works by Charles Ives, John Cage, Edgard Varèse ~ Studer passed away in 2022
 
June 16, 1947 ~ Classical violinist Bronislaw Huberman passed away in Corsier-sur-Vevey, France ~ Praised for his tone color, expressiveness, flexibility. Founded the Palestine Philharmonic Orchestra, renamed after the establishment of the State of Israel to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra ~ Huberman was born in 1882
 
June 16, 1946 ~ Jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer, arranger Tom Harrell born in Urbana, Illinois, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Fronted the Tom Harrell Quintet. Fronted the Tom Harrell Chamber Ensemble performing works by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and own compositions. Worked with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Azteca, Horace Silver, Lee Konitz, George Russell, the Mel Lewis Orchestra, the Players Association, the Phil Woods Quintet, Vince Guaraldi, Bill Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Ronnie Cuber, Bob Brookmeyer, Lionel Hampton, Bob Berg, Cecil Payne, Bobby Shew, Philip Catherine, Ivan Paduart, Joe Lovano, the Liberation Music Orchestra, Charles McPherson, David Sánchez, Sheila Jordan, Jane Monheit, the King's Singers, Kathleen Battle, Harold Danko, Charlie Haden, Horace Silver, Steve Swallow, and others. Has arranged works for Carlos Santana, het Metropole Orkest, the Danish Radio Big Band, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Elisabeth Kontomanou. As a composer had his songs recorded by Ron Carter, Kenny Barron, Art Farmer, Chris Potter, Tom Scott, Steve Kuhn, Kenny Werner, Hank Jones, and others
 
June 16, 1945 ~ Pianist, songwriter Ivan Lins born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ Multiple Grammy winner. Has recorded as a performer since the early-1970s. Has seen his songs covered by artists such as Patti Austin, David Benoit, George Benson, Micheal Bublé, Eliane Elias, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Grusin, Shirley Horn, Quincy Jones, Steve Kuhn, the Manhattan Transfer, Sérgio Mendes, Jane Monheit, Mark Murphy, Carmen McRae, Joe Pass, Lee Ritenour, Sarah Vaughan, Diane Schuur, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Take 6, Toots Thielemans, Nancy Wilson, and others
June 16, 1945 ~ Country rock singer, guitarist John Dawson, full name John Collins Dawson IV, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, USA ~ Co-founding member, lead singer of the New Riders Of The Purple Sage, remaining with the band from 1969 through 1997 ~ Dawson passed away in 2009
 
June 16, 1944 ~ Actor, singer, songwriter Brian Protheroe born in Salisbury, UK ~ Member of the Albion Band. As a solo artist best known for Pinball, a moderate 1974 UK hit
June 16, 1944 ~ Rock keyboardist, organist Mick Weaver, full name Michael Weaver, born in Lancashire, UK ~ Worked with the Butts Band, Buddy Guy, David Gilmour, Joe Cocker, Eric Burdon, Frankie Miller, Roger Chapman, Steve Marriott, Gary Moore, Taj Mahal, the Blues Band, Martha Veléz, Keef Hartley, Shawn Phillips, Miller Anderson, Juicy Lucy, Tony Hazzard, Jess Roden, Andy Fairweather Low, Henry McCullough, John Lodge, Iain Matthews, Ralph McTell, Andy Desmond, Alexis Korner, Alvin Lee, Otis Grand, Ronnie Lane, Buddy Guy, and others
 
June 16, 1943 ~ Singer Barbara Martin, full name Barbara Diane Martin, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Original member of the Supremes, alongside Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson, present on the band's early singles and the album Meet The Supremes. Left the band in spring of 1962 ~ Martin passed away in 2020
 
June 16, 1942 ~ Singer Eddie Levert born in Bessemer, Alabama, USA ~ Original member of the O'Jays, known for songs such as Back Stabbers, Love Train, I Love Music (Part 1), and others
June 16, 1942 ~ Bassist, songwriter John Rostill, full name John Henry Rostill, born in Birmingham, UK ~ Best known as bassist of the Shadows from 1963 through 1970, present on songs such as The Rise And Fall Of Fingel Bunt, Mary Anne and Don't Make My Baby Blue ~ Rostill passed away in 1973
 
June 16, 1941 ~ Songwriter, producer Lamont Dozier born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ One third of renowned Motown songwriting, production team Holland-Dozier-Holland, responsible for numerous hits by artists such as Martha & the Vandellas (Heat Wave), the Andantes, the Supremes (Stop In The Name Of Love), Mary Wells, the Four Tops, the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Brenda Holloway, Marvin Gaye (How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You), the Elgins, Honey Cone, and others ~ Dozier passed away in 2022
 
June 16, 1940 ~ Lyricist, author, comedian, singer Hans Dorrestijn born in Ede, the Netherlands ~ Known for his dark, gloomy sense of humor. Lyricist, songwriter for artists such as Herman van Veen, Adèle Bloemendaal, Don Quishocking. Authored numerous books ranging from poetry to children's books. Wrote for several TV shows including De Stratemakeropzeeshow and the Dutch edition of Sesamstraat
 
June 16, 1939 ~ Jazz pianist Albert Dailey, full name Albert Preston Dailey, born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Dexter Gordon, Roy Haynes, Sarah Vaughan, Charles Mingus, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Herman, the Jazz Messengers, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, Archie Shepp, Charlie Rouse, Benny Bailey, Buster Williams, Gary Bartz, Larry Coryell, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Harold Vick, and other ~ Dailey passed away in 1984
June 16, 1939 ~ Billy Wayne Craddock, commonly known as country, rockabilly singer Billy Crash Craddock born in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA ~ Dubbed “the King of Country Rock” for his uptempo rock-influenced style. Known for a number of early 1960s rockabilly songs, notably Boom Boom Baby and One Last Kiss before switching to country scoring a string of 1970s hits including Knock Three Times, Dream Lover, I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door, Rub It In, Ruby Baby, Broken Down In Tiny Pieces and I Cheated On A Good Woman's Love
June 16, 1939 ~ William Henry Webb, commonly known as jazz, swing drummer, bandleader Chick Webb, passed away in Baltimore, Maryland, USA ~ Influenced Buddy Rich. Leading figure of swing. One of the first bandleaders to work with Ella Fitzgerald, who sang with Webb's orchestra from the mid-1930s while still in her teens until his death at the end of the decade, notably on songs such as A-tisket A-tasket ~ Webb was born in 1905
 
June 16, 1938 ~ Conductor, pianist Edoardo Müller born in Trieste, Italy ~ Best known for his lengthy association with the San Diego Opera. Has also conducted the Metropolitan Opera, the Dallas Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, La Scala, the Opera De Nice, the Teatro Colón, and other orchestras. As a pianist accompanied singers such as Carlo Bergonzi, Renato Bruson, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Leyla Gencer, Elena Obraztsova, and others ~ Müller passed away in 2016
June 16, 1938 ~ Blues singer Tampa Red records Love Her With A Feeling in Chicago, Illinois ~ Self-penned. Released later the same year, featuring When I Had A Good Woman on the flipside. Would become a blues standard quickly covered by numerous fellow bluesman including Merline Johnson in 1938, Little Sonny Jones in 1939, Tommy McClennan in 1940 and Brownie McGhee in 1946. In 1960 Freddie King changed the arrangements and changed the title to You've Got To Love Her With A Feeling. It would be King's first single to chart as well as become the best-known version. Most of the later covers would follow King's arrangement. Over the course of his career Red re-recorded the song several times
 
June 16, 1936 ~ Trumpeter, film composer Fred Karlin, full name Frederick James Karlin, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Wrote and arranged for the likes of Benny Goodman, Harry James, Chubby Jackson. Best known as a film composer with well over a hundred scores to his name starting with 1967's Up The Down Staircase. Perhaps best known for co-writing the song For All We Know for the 1970 film lovers And Other Strangers which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The film version was sung by Larry Meredith, a cover by the Carpenters would reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts ~ Karlin passed away in 2004
June 16, 1936 ~ Saxophonist Lin Halliday born in De Queen, Arkansas, USA ~ Worked with Joe Maini, Ira Sullivan, Brad Goode, Eric Alexander, Cecil Payne, and others ~ Halliday passed away in 2000
 
June 16, 1934 ~ R&B, doo-wop singer, songwriter David Caesar Johnson born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Member of Little Caesar & the Romans, known for their 1961 Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You) hit single ~ Johnson passed away in 2018
 
June 16, 1928 ~ Leonie Cooreman, commonly known as actress, singer Annie Cordy, born in Laeken, Belgium ~ Active since the 1950s. Known for songs such as Les Trois Bandits De Napoli, Bonbons Caramels Equimaux Chocolats, Fleur De Papillion, Hello Le Soleil Brille, Salade De Fruits, La Bonne Du Cur´, and others ~ Cooreman passed away in 2020
June 16, 1928 ~ Conductor, violinist Sergiu Comissiona born in Bucharest, Romania ~ Founded the Ramat Gan Orchestra. Also worked with the Haifa Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Opera, and others ~ Comissiona passed away in 2005
 
June 16, 1926 ~ Clarence Eugene Shaw, commonly known as jazz trumpeter Gene Shaw, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Played with Lester Young, Wardell Gray, Lucky Thompson, Charles Mingus, and others ~ Shaw passed away in 1973
 
June 16, 1925 ~ Jazz cornetist Emmett Hardy passed away ~ Played with Papa Jack Laine, the Carlies Evans Band, Norman Brownie, Bee Palmer, and the New Orleans Rhytm Kings ~ Hardy was born in 1903
 
June 16, 1924 ~ Eli Thompson, commonly known as saxophonist Lucky Thompson, born in Columbia, South Carolina, USA ~ Worked with Lionel Hampton, Don Redman, Billy Eckstine, Lucky Millinder, Count Basie, Kenny Clarke, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Stan Kenton, Louis Armstrong, Harry Arnold, Art Blakey, Benny Carter, Jimmy Cleveland, Johnny Dankworth, Quincy Jones, Oscar Pettiford, Thelonious Monk, Martial Solal, Dinah Washington, and others ~ Thompson passed away in 2005
 
June 16, 1919 ~ Jazz guitarist Al Viola born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Best known for his long-time association with Frank Sinatra. Also plays the mandolin on The Godfather soundtrack ~ Viola passed away in 2007