This Day In Music: June 29
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June 29, 2022 ~ R&B singer, songwriter, producer R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case ~ Judge Ann Donnelly sentences the R&B star Kelly to 30 years on racketeering and sex trafficking charges in a highly publicized case. “Although sex was certainly a weapon that you used, this is not a case about sex. It's a case about violence, cruelty and control,” the judge told the multiplatinum singer who was gounf guilty the previous September. As a musician Kelly is known as a pivotal producer, songwriter, remixer credited with helping redefine R&B and hip-hop, especially productive in the 1990s and 2000s. Kelly has sold an estimated 75 million records and is best known his 1996 I Believe I Can Fly hit, which has earned three Grammy Awards
June 29, 2021 ~ Rock, blues, progressive rock singer, guitarist John Lawton, full name John Cooper Lawton, passed away in UK ~ Best known for his work with Lucifer's Friend, Uriah Heep, the Les Humphries Singers. Has also recorded as a solo artist and collaborated with Rebel, Zar, Gunhill, and others ~ Lawton was born in 1946
June 29, 2020 ~ Blue-eyed soul, pop singer, songwriter Benny Mardones, full name Ruben Armand Mardones, passed away in Menifee, California, USA ~ Known for his hit single Into The Night which reached the Billboard top 20 twice, first in 1980 and again in 1989 after KZZP, an Arizona radio station, featured a segment titled “Whatever happened to the guy who sang Into the Night”. Other stations picked up and the single became a top 20 hit again ~ Mardones was born in 1946
June 29, 2020 ~ Songwriter, arranger Johnny Mandel passed away in Ojai, California, USA ~ Wrote or co-wrote songs recorded by Irene Kral, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee (Close Enough For Love), Irene Kral (Don't Look Back), Anita O'Day, Julie Andrews (Emily), Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Diane Schuur, Shirley Horn (Solitary Moon), Michael Feinstein, and others ~ Mandel was born in 1925
June 29, 2020 ~ Soul singer, guitarist, flutist, keyboardist, songwriter Willie Wright passed away in Providence, Rhode Island, USA ~ Best known for his 1977 Telling The Truth album ~ Gathright was born in 1939
June 29, 2018 ~ Producer Bill Hamel passed away in Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA ~ Founding member of trance band Fatum. Best known as a producer who worked with artists such as Brandy and Kanye West (Talk About Our Love), Paul Oakenfold (Hold Your Hand), Justin Timberlake (Cry Me A River), Nelly Furtado (Do It), Mandy Moore (Extraordinary), Rihanna (Unfaithful), Madonna (Hung Up), Fluke (Nobody), Carmen Electra (I Like It Loud), Seal (The Weight Of My Mistakes), Jason Derülo (In My Head, Whatcha Say), Tegan & Sara (Alligator), Micheal Bublé (You Got What It Takes), U2 (Magnifique), and Marilyn Manson (Heart Shaped Glasses) ~ Hamel was born in 1973
June 29, 2018 ~ Producer, singer Eugene Pitt, full name Eugene Sampson Pitt, passed away ~ Founding member of doo-wop group the Jive Five, known for songs such as My True Story, Never Never and What Time Is It ~ Pitt was born in 1937
June 29, 2018 ~ Musicologist Franz Beyer passed away in Munich, Germany ~ Best known for his revising and restoration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in particular his unfinished Requiem KV 626 ~ Beyer was born in 1922
June 29, 2016 ~ Composer, bassist Rob Wasserman passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Played with artists such as Bob Weir, Elvis Costello, Jerry Garcia, Stéphane Grappelli, Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, Lou Reed, Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, and Laurie Anderson ~ Wasserman was born in 1952
June 29, 2016 ~ Stanley Theodore Wisser, commonly known as harmonica player, composer Stan Harper, passed away in New Jersey, USA ~ Worked with Eddie Shu, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Hal David, Werner Klemperer, Sam Wanamaker, Leon Kirchner, and others ~ Wisser was born in 1921
June 29, 2014 ~ Jazz, new age flautist, saxophonist, composer Paul Horn passed away in Vancouver, Canada ~ Leader and sideman. Especially acclaimed for his 1969 Inside album, considered a landmark album in world music and new age circles. Worked with Chico Hamilton, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, Lorez Alexandria, Fred Katz, Shorty Rogers, Pete Rugolo, Lalo Schifrin, George Shearing, and with the Beach Boys on their 1966 Pet Sounds album ~ Horn was born in 1930
June 29, 2013 ~ Paul Thatcher Smith, commonly known as jazz, bebop pianist Paul Smith, passed away in Torrance, California, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Best known as accompanist, especially with Ella Fitzgerald. Has worked with Johnny Richards, Les Paul, Tommy Dorsey, Dizzy Gillespie, Anita O'Day, Buddy DeFranco, Louie Bellson, Steve Allen, Stan Kenton, Mel Tormé, and others ~ Smith was born in 1922
June 29, 2011 ~ Singer Javier Colon wins NBC's The Voice ~ Singer, songwriter Javier Colon wins the 1st season of NBC's talent show The Voice, runner-up would be singer, songwriter Dia Frampton
June 29, 2007 ~ Guitarist, singer George McCorkle passed away in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA ~ Best known as founding member of the Marshall Tucker Band, wrote the band's first top 40 hit Fire On The Mountain. Also worked with the Toy Factory, Pax Parachute and released a solo album, American Street, in 1999 ~ McCorkle was born in 1946
June 29, 2005 ~ Soul, jazz singer Herb McQuay passed away ~ Perhaps best known for his 1980 Edwin Starr-cover Oh How Happy. Appeared in a number of musicals during the 1980s, notably Porgy & Bess and Bye Bye Birdie. Also known as a member of a latter-day line-up of the Platters, remaining with the group from 1995 until his death in 2005 ~ McQuay was born in 1948
June 29, 2005 ~ Saxophonist Mikkel Flagstad passed away in Oslo, Norway ~ Son of cellist Ole Flagstad. Leader and sideman. Known for his cool jazz-influenced style. Has worked with the Be-bop Band, Tage Wilford, Hans Backe, Per Asplin, Karl Otto Hoff, Egil Monn-Iversen, Rolf Ericson, Simon Brehm, Atle Hammer, Kjell Karlsen, Erik Amundsen, and others ~ Flagstad was born in 1930
June 29, 2002 ~ Singer, actress Rosemary Clooney passed away in Beverly Hills, California, USA ~ Popular 1940s and 1950s traditional pop and jazz vocalist known for songs such as Come On-a My House, Half As Much, Botch-a-me, The Night Before Christmas Song, Hey There, This Ole House and Mangos ~ Clooney was born in 1928
June 29, 2000 ~ Jazz trombonist, bandleader, arranger Raymond Droz passed away in Zurich, Switzerland ~ Worked with Claude Albert, Charly Antolini, Jean-Pierre Bionda, Raymond Court, Pierre Favre, Kurt Edelhagen, Ted Haenzi, Clark Terry, Heinz Kretschmar, Bill Ramsey, Buck Clayton, Rex Stewart, Othella Dallas, Gabriela Schaaf, the New Zurich Jazztet, and others ~ Droz was born in 1934
June 29, 1998 ~ Pianist, composer Horst Jankowski passed away ~ Classically trained pianist best known for his easy listening music, starting with the 1965 global hit Walk In The Black Forest followed by a string of successful albums throughout the 1970s consisting mostly of easy listening covers of pop and rock hits ~ Jankowski was born in 1936
June 29, 1993 ~ Hector Juan Perez Martinez, commonly known as salsa, bolero singer, songwriter Hector Lavoe, passed away in Manhattan, New York, USA ~ Considered one of the most important salsa singers from the 1960s onwards, helped popularize the genre. Worked with Roberto Garcia, the Orquesta New York, extensively with Willie Colón, with the Kako All-Stars, Johnny Pacheco, the Fania All-Stars, Tito Puente, and others ~ Martinez was born in 1946
June 29, 1991 ~ Richard Arnold Holmes, commonly known as hard bop, soul jazz organist Richard Groove Holmes, passed away in St Louis, Missouri, USA ~ As a solo artist best known for his 1965 recording Misty. Leader and in-demand sideman. Has worked with Earl Bostic, Willis Jackson, Eric Kloss, Les McCann, Lou Rawls, Dakota Staton, Gerald Wilson, and others ~ Holmes was born in 1931
June 29, 1986 ~ Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist Cliff Townshend, full name Clifford Blandford Townshend, passed away ~ Father of the Who's Pete Townshend. Joined the UK Armed Forces in the 2nd World War, playing in the army band the Squadronaires. As a solo artist best known for his 1956 rendition of Unchained Melody ~ Townshend was born in 1916
June 29, 1986 ~ Eduard Marian Illie, commonly known as producer, EDM artist Edward Maya, born in Bucharest, Romania ~ Best known for his 2009 single Stereo Love featuring Vika Jigulina which reached top 10 across Europe
June 29, 1986 ~ Jacques Mikael der Mikaelia, commonly known as music-hall conductor Jacques Hélian, passed away ~ Internationally best known for his late 1940s recordings of C'Est Si Bon and Maître Pierre. Would remain popular in Europe, especially his native France throughout the mid-1950s. Has recorded with Maurice Chevalier, Andre Paquinet, Ernie Royal, Don Byas, Kenny Clarke, Sonny Grey, and others ~ Hélian was born in 1912
June 29, 1985 ~ Singers David Bowie and Mick Jagger record Dancing In The Street at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK ~ The original plan was to perform a live duet for Live Aid charity concerts with Bowie performing in London and Jagger in New York. This idea was ditched when it turned out a live satellite link would half a half-second delay, prompting one to mimic their performance. The single however, a cover of the Motown-classic by Martha & the Vandellas, would however still become a smash international hit reaching top 10 across the globe including No.1 positions in the UK and the Netherlands. All proceeds went to charity
June 29, 1983 ~ Singer, dancer Aundrea Fimbres, full name Aundrea Aurora Fimbres, born in California, USA ~ Best known as a member of Danity Kane, known for singles such as Show Stopper, Ride For You and Damaged
June 29, 1979 ~ Richard Abidin Breen, commonly known as rapper, singer, DJ, producer, songwriter Abz Love, born in London, UK ~ Rose to prominence as member of boyband 5ive, known for UK top 10 hits such as Slam Dunk Da Funk, When The Lights Go Out, Got The Feelin', Keep On Movin', Let's Dance and Rock The Party. Debuted as a solo artist with the Abstract Theory album in 2003, which spawned the hits What You Got, Stop Sign and Miss Perfect featuring Nodesha
June 29, 1978 ~ Upright bassist, bandleader, composer Ike Sturm born in Wisconsin, USA ~ Worked with Gene Bertoncini, Donny McCaslin, Bobby McFerrin, Ben Monder, Ingrid Jensen, Steve Lehman, Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler, Steve Reich, JJ Wright, and others
June 29, 1978 ~ Weldon Philip Bonner, commonly known as blues harpist, guitarist, singer Juke Boy Bonner, passed away in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Influenced by Lightnin' Hopkins, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo. Known for songs such as Going Back To The Country and Struggle Here In Houston ~ Bonner was born in 1932
June 29, 1978 ~ Bassist, keyboardist, guitarist, percussionist, singer Sam Farrar, full name Sam John Farrar, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Bassist for Phantom Planet since 1994. Full member of Maroon 5 since 2016
June 29, 1977 ~ Pop, soul singer Sam Bailey, full name Samantha Florence Bailey, born in Bexley, UK ~ Winner of the 10th edition of the X-Factor in 2013
June 29, 1975 ~ Folk rock, psychedelic folk, jazz fusion, avant-garde, rock singer, songwriter Tim Buckley, full name Timothy Charles Buckley III, passed away ~ Father of singer, songwriter Jeff Buckley. Member of the Bohemians. Member of Harlequin 3. Released his eponymous Tim Buckley solo debut album in 1966. Would release eight more albums before his untimely death of an overdose at age 28 ~ Buckley was born in 1947
June 29, 1974 ~ Heavy metal drummer Flo Mounier born in Tours, France ~ Best known as longtime drummer of Cryptopsy. Has also collaborated with Nader Sadek, VLTIMAS, and others
June 29, 1972 ~ Joshua Paul Davis, commonly known as producer, DJ DJ Shadow, born ~ First gained notice with the highly acclaimed debut studio LP Endtroducing. Also worked with Blackalicious, and with UNKLE
June 29, 1971 ~ Alternative rock, folk rock singer, guitarist, pianist, bassist, percussionist, songwriter Matthew Good, full name Matthew Frederick Robert Good, born in Burnaby, Canada ~ Fronted the Matthew Good Band, known for songs such as Everything Is Automatic, Indestructible, Apparitions, Hello Time Bomb, Load Me Up and Strange Days. Active as a solo artist since 2003, marking a stylistic change, with over a dozen albums to his name starting with the Avalanche album
June 29, 1971 ~ Bolero, opera tenor Nestor Mesta Cháyres passed away in Mexico City, Mexico ~ Dubbed “El Gitano de Mexico” and especially known as an interpreter of Agustín Lara and Maria Grever. Worked with the Symphony Orchestra Of Mexico, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Alfredo Antonini, John Serry Sr, the Montreal Philharmonic Orchestra, and others ~ Cháyres was born in 1908
June 29, 1969 ~ Mark Jordan, commonly known as producer, engineer, rapper, actor, film director DJ Pooh, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Has produced, engineered, mixed albums for Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube, Del The Funky Homosapien, LL Cool J, King T, Snoop Dogg, and others
June 29, 1969 ~ Frederick Earl Long, commonly known as R&B, soul singer Shorty Long, passed away in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ First to record Devil With The Blue Dress On in 1964, which never charted but would be a hit for Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels two years later. Would reach the charts with later releases such as Function At The Junction, It's A Crying Shame, Chantilly Lace and perhaps his best-known Here Comes The Judge, the latter a Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit in 1968. Long played a variety of instruments, including piano, drums and trumpet, and was the only Motown artist other than Smokey Robinson allowed to produce his own recordings ~ Long was born in 1940
June 29, 1966 ~ Drummer Dale Baker born in Branson, Missouri, USA ~ Member of Sixpence None The Richer from 1993 through 2001. Present on the band's best-known, 1998's Kiss Me which reached top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic
June 29, 1964 ~ Saxophonist, clarinetist Eric Dolphy, full name Eric Allan Dolphy Jr, passed away in Berlin, West Germany ~ Leader and sideman. Helped establish the bass clarinet as a viable jazz instrument. Extended the boundaries of the alto saxophone. Closely associated with Charles Mingus, John Coltrane and Booker Little. Has also worked with Ron Carter, Clifford Brown, Ornette Coleman, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Chico Hamilton, Ted Curson, Gil Evans, Freddie Hubbard, Abbey Lincoln, Oliver Nelson, Pony Poindexter, Max Roach, George Russell, Mal Waldron, and others ~ Dolphy was born in 1928
June 29, 1961 ~ Composer, arranger, producer Wim Claes born ~ As a songwriter best known for Like The Wind, the Belgian entry for the 1999 Eurovision Songfestival sung by Vanessa Chinitor. Also known as a member of Eurodance outfit the DJ Peter Project ~ Claes passed away in 2018
June 29, 1959 ~ Colin James McGlinchey, commonly known as rock singer, bassist, guitarist James Freud, born in Melbourne, Australia ~ Best known as member of the Models. Wrote some of the band's best-known including Barbados and Out Of Mind Out Of Sight ~ McGlinchey passed away in 2010
June 29, 1959 ~ Singer Rob Rock born in Orlando, Florida, USA ~ Best known as frontman of heavy metal outfit Impellitteri since 1987, enjoying a hiatus every now and then. Has also released solo recordings and collaborated with Joshua, Tobias Sammet, Axel Rudi Pell, Warrior, Avantasia, and others
June 29, 1957 ~ R&B singer Alisa Peoples, full name Alisa Delois Peoples, born ~ Half of Yarbrough & Peoples, the other half being Cavin Yarbrough, known for 1980s R&B hits song as Don't Waste Your Time, Guilty and their biggest hit Don't Stop The Music
June 29, 1953 ~ Glam metal, hard rock singer, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, percussionist Don Dokken, full name Donald Maynard Dokken, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Lead singer, founder, eponym of Dokken, known for songs such as Into The Fire, Alone Again, Just Got Lucky, The Hunter, Dream Warriors, Burning Like A Flame and Too High To Fly.
June 29, 1951 ~ Rock, pop singer, guitarist, keyboardist Billy Hinsche born in Manila, Philippines ~ Formed the trio Dino Desi & Billy with Dean Paul Martin and Desi Arnaz Jr, known for mid-1960s songs such as I'm A Fool and Not The Lovin' Kind. Starting in the late 1960s Hinsche regularly played with the Beach Boys, declining several offers to formally join the band, touring throughout the late 1970s as backing singer, rhythm guitarist, keyboardist. Also sang backing vocals for Elton John (Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me), Warren Zevon (Desperados Under The Eaves), America (Hat Trick), Joan Jett (Good Music), and others ~ Hinsche passed away in 2021
June 29, 1948 ~ Bassist, guitarist Lincoln Gordon born in Jamaica ~ Member of reggae outfit the Equals, best known for their late 1960s UK hits Baby Come Back and Viva Bobby Joe. The band also included Lincoln's brother singer Dervan Gordon
June 29, 1947 ~ Producer Will Hoebee born in Hilversum, the Netherlands ~ Started in Dutch radio, assisting Joost den Draaijer on 3FM. Would go on to work for various labels, notably Phonogram working closely with Peter Koelewijn. Has produced or co-produced recordings by Saskia & Serge, Rob de Nijs, Anny Schilder, André van Duin, Nana Moskouri, Vicky Leandros Gheorghe Zamfir, and others. Best known as producer for girl pop trio Luv', later marrying the band's José Hoebee with whom he has one son ~ Houbee passed away in 2012
June 29, 1943 ~ Bass guitarist Bob Brunning, full name Robert Brunning, born in Bournemouth, UK ~ Original bassist of then blues rock band Fleetwood Mac. Also worked with Savoy Brown and Tramp ~ Brunning passed away in 2011
June 29, 1943 ~ Eva Narcissus Boyd, commonly known as singer Little Eva, born in Belhaven, North Carolina, USA ~ Babysitter for Gerry Goffin and Carole King, known for her 1962 novelty hit The Loco-motion. Boyd would then be given lesser material and only scored a handful of modest follow-up hits including Keep Your Hands Off My Baby, Let's Turey Trot and Swinging On A Star ~ Boyd passed away in 2003
June 29, 1943 ~ Saxophonist, clarinetist, pianist, guitarist, percussionist Roger Ruskin Spear born in Hammersmith, UK ~ Member of the Bonzo Dog Band, for which he wrote songs such as Shirt, Tubas In The Moonlight and Trouser Press
June 29, 1941 ~ Pianist, composer Ignacy Paderewski, full name Ignacy Jan Paderewski, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Pianist, composer, supporter of new composers, favorite of audiences worldwide. Also a strong advocate of an independent Poland and politician. Third President of Poland. Signed the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I ~ Paderewski was born in 1860
June 29, 1940 ~ Pop singer, guitarist, songwriter Alan Klein, full name Alan Charles Klein, born in Clerkenwell, UK ~ Wrote the music for the 1963 stage play and film What A Crazy World. Released his solo solo album, Well At Least It's British, in 1964. Joined the New Vaudeville Band as lead singer in 1966, present on the UK top 10 hit Peek-a-boo
June 29, 1935 ~ R&B singer Johnnie Louise Richardson born in Montgomery, Alabama, USA ~ Formed the duo Johnnie & Joe with Joe Rivers, known for late 1950s songs such as Over The Mountain (Across The Sea), I'll Be Spinning and My Baby's Gone On On ~ Richardson passed away in 1988
June 29, 1935 ~ Trombonist Julian Priester born ~ Active since the 1950s Leader and sideman. Priester has worked with Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Sonny Stitt, Sun Ra, Lionel Hampton, Dinah Washington, Max Roach, Philly Joe Jones, Booker Little, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Blue Mitchell, Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Johnny Griffin, Sam Rivers, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, the Liberation Music Orchestra, Jane Ira Bloom, Anthony Braxton, Donald Byrd, Jay Clayton, Robben Ford, Andrew Hill, Clifford Jordan, Pat Metheny, Buddy Rich, Cal Tjader, and others.
June 29, 1935 ~ Singer, percussionist, songwriter Leonard Lee born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Louisiana, USA ~ Formed the 1950s duo Shirley & Lee with singer Shirley Goodman, known for I'm Gone, Let The Good Times Roll and Feel So Good ~ Lee passed away in 1976
June 29, 1929 ~ Classical guitarist, composer Alexandre Lagoya born in Alexandria, Egypt ~ Married to guitarist Ida Presti, with whom he regularly collaborated. Known for a number of transcriptions to guitar based on works by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel and Niccolò Paganini. Also had a number of contemporary compositions written for him or for the Presti-Lagoya duo by composers such as Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, André Jolivet, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and others ~ Lagoya passed away in 1999
June 29, 1926 ~ Songwriter, singer Lincoln Chase born in New York, New York, USA ~ Occassionally recorded as a singer. Best known as a songwriter, enjoying succes from the 1950s through the mid-1960s. Song written or co-written by Chase include Must I Cry Again (the Hilltoppers), Rain Down Rain (Big Maybelle), Salty Tears (Chuck Willis), Such A Night (the Drifters), Please Don't Freeze (Ruth Brown), Jim Dandy (Lavern Baker), and The Nitty Gritty (Shirley Ellis) ~ Chase passed away in 1980
June 29, 1926 ~ Jazz clarinetist Ove Lind born in Stockholm, Sweden ~ First played professionally with Simon Brehm and Thore Swanerud. Member of the Swinging Swedes. Also played with Gunnar Almstedt, Bengt Hallberg, Alice Babs, and Teddy Wilson ~ Lind passed away in 1991
June 29, 1925 ~ Organist Marilyn Mason born in Alva, Oklahoma, USA ~ Regarded as one of the most influential organists of the second half of the 20th century. Noted for being the first female organist to perform in Westminster Abbey ~ Mason passed away in 2019
June 29, 1916 ~ Singer, dancer Fred Kelly, full name Fred Norbert Kelly, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Member of sibling outfit the Five Dancing Kellys, which also included his older and more famous brother Gene Kelly ~ Kelly passed away in 2000
June 29, 1912 ~ Singer George Tunnell born in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Sang with the Top Hatters led by Jan Savitt, making him one of the first African-Americans to sing with a white band ~ Tunnell passed away in 1975
June 29, 1910 ~ Songwriter Frank Loesser born in New York, New York, USA ~ Wrote or co-wrote musicals such as Guys & Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, songs such as Luck Be A Lady Tonight, On A Slow Boat To China and Baby It's Cold Outside ~ Loesser passed away in 1969
June 29, 1908 ~ Composer, conductor Leroy Anderson born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA ~ Known for his light orchestral pieces, many of which premiered by the Boston Pops Orchestra. Described by renowned conductor, film composer John Williams as “one of the great American masters of light orchestral music.” ~ Anderson passed away in 1975
June 29, 1865 ~ Operatic tenor John Coates born ~ Acclaimed for his intense artistis expression and memorable stage presence enjoying a career that spanned four decades. Has worked with the Carl Rosa Opera Company, the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, the Berlin Royal Opera, and others ~ Coates passed away in 1941