This Day In Music: March 13
March 12 ~ Birthdays/All ~ March 14
 
March 13, 2020 ~ Singer, dancer Richenel, full name Hubertus Richenel Baars, passed away in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ~ Best known as a disco singer, later ventured into dance, lounge and jazz. Member of disco outfit Luxor. Debuted in 1984 with the single Statue Of Desire, which failed to chart. His sophomore single, 1985's L'Esclave Endormi, became a UK hit. It drew attention of producer, songwriting duo Fluitsma & van Tijn with whom he scored several Dutch top 40 hits such as Temptation, Don't Save Your Love and his biggest hit Dance Around The World. The latter would reach No.9 in the Netherlands as well as chart successfully in Italy, Germany and across Scandinavia. Other notable recordings include Secret Wish (later covered by the SOS Band), Are You Just Using Me (written by George Michael using an alias), and Oasis and Fascination (both of which became hits on the French dance charts and in New York's underground club scene) ~ Baars was born in 1957
 
March 13, 2018 ~ Pop, pop rock singer Claudia Fontaine passed away ~ Formed the 1980s pop group Afrodiziak, initially a duo with Caron Wheeler and later joined by Naomi Thompson. The group is best known as backing choir on recordings by Elvis Costello, the Jam (Beat Surrender), Madness, Neneh Cherry, Heaven 17, the Hothouse Flowers, and others. Fontaine is also noted for singing lead on the Beatmasters's 1989 Warm Love hitsingle, and as touring member for Pink Floyd, Robbie Williams, Joe Cocker ~ Fontaine was born in 1960
 
March 13, 2017 ~ Carl Lomax Kidd, commonly known as producer, impresario Maxx Kidd, passed away in Chew Chase, Maryland, USA ~ Regarded as one of the most significant figures in Go-go music ~ Kidd was born in 1941
 
March 13, 2016 ~ Trumpeter Sidney Mear passed away ~ Played with Horace Heidt, Igor Stravinsky, Eugene Ormandy, Fritz Reiner, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Dmitri Mitropoulos, and others ~ Mear was born in 1918
 
March 13, 2015 ~ Christopher David Allen, commonly known as psychedelic rock, space rock, rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Daevid Allen passed away in Australia ~ Co-founded Soft Machine. Co-founded Gong. Released his solo debut album, Banana Moon, in 1971, featuring guests such as Robert Wyatt, Gilli Smith, Gary Wright, Pip Pyle and Maggie Bell. Has recorded prolifically since, over 50 albums to his name as solo artist or collaborator ~ Allen was born in 1938
 
March 13, 2014 ~ Jazz drummer Al Harewood passed away ~ Worked with JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Art Farmer, Gigi Gryce, David Amram, Betty Carter, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Lou Donaldson, Horace Parlan, Ike Quebec, Dexter Gordon, Grant Green, Stanley Turrentine, Benny Carter, Booker Ervin, Benny Golson, Betty Carter, Dodo Greene, Bobby Hutcherson, Dick Katz, Horace Parlan, Dizzy Reece, Buddy Tate, Al Grey, and others ~ Harewood was born in 1923
 
March 13, 2010 ~ Jean Tenenbaum, commonly known as singer, songwriter Jean Ferrat, passed away in Aubenas, France ~ Specialized in singing poetry, especially that of Louis Aragon. Best known for songs such as Les Yeux D'Elsa, Ma Môme and Nuit Et Brouillard ~ Tenenbaum was born in 1930
 
March 13, 2008 ~ Banjoist, guitarist, singer Bill Bolick passed away ~ Half of country duo the Blue Sky Boys, the other half being his brother Earl Bolick, especially known for their 1936 hit record The Sunny Side Of Life ~ Bolick was born in 1917
March 13, 2008 ~ Saxophonist, flutist Martin Fierro passed away in Marin County, California, USA ~ Best known for his work with Doug Sahm, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jerry Garcia (Hooteroll), Legion Of Mary, and with Zero. Has also collaborated with Mother Earth, James Cotton, the String Cheese Incident, the Dark Star Orchestra, and others ~ Fierro was born in 1942
 
March 13, 2003 ~ Pop singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer Ian Samwell, full name Ian Ralph Samwell, passed away in Sacramento, California, USA ~ Penned Cliff Richard's Move It debut single. Co-wrote the Small Faces' 1965 Whatcha Gonna Do About It hit. Also notably remembered for producing America's A Horse With No Name hitsingle. Has also worked with artists such as Joe Brown, Elkie Brooks, Kenny Lynch, Dusty Springfield, Sounds Incorporated, Georgie Fame, the Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, and others ~ Samwell was born in 1937
March 13, 2003 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Roberto Murolo passed away in Naples, Italy ~ Member of the Midas Quartet from 1939 through 1946. As a solo artist known for his focus on Neapolitan songs and acclaimed for his Napoletana Antologia (Cronologica Della Canzone Parenopea) album series consisting of Neapolitan song dating back to the 12th century ~ Murolo was born in 1912
 
March 13, 1998 ~ Rock, R&B keyboardist, organist, singer Dave Lewis, full name David Eugene Lewis, passed away in San Diego, California, USA ~ Gained local popularity with his the Dave Lewis Combo, opening for artists such as Sugar Pie DeSanto, Sugar Chile Robinson, Nellie Lutcher, Wild Bill Davis and for Bill Haley. Key figure on the Pacific Northwest 1950s, 1960s R&B scene. Best known for his early 1960s singles David's Mood Part 2 and Little Green Thing ~ Lewis was born ca.1938
March 13, 1998 ~ Hip-hop, trap rapper, singer, songwriter Jack Harlow, full name Jackman Thomas Harlow, born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA ~ Co-founding member of Private Garden collective. Released his full-length That's What They All Say solo debut album in 2020 which included his Billboard top 10 hit What's Poppin'
March 13, 1998 ~ Alexander Minto Hughes, commonly known as reggae, ska singer Judge Dread, passed away in Canterbury, UK ~ Influenced Ian Dury and Buster Bloodvessel. Known for his sexual innuendo and double entendres, reportedly has more songs banned by the BBC than any other artist. Second only to Bob Marley in terms of reggae sales during the 1970s. Known for songs such as Big Six, Big Seven and Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus ~ Hughes was born in 1945
 
March 13, 1994 ~ Jazz guitarist, singer Danny Barker, full name Daniel Moses Barker, passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Worked with Cab Calloway, Lucky Millinder, Benny Carter, Jelly Roll Morton, Baby Dodds, James P Johnson, the Dukes Of Dixieland, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow, Fess Williams, Billy Fowler, Albert Nicholas, Bunk Johnson, Charlie Parker, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Paul Barbarin, Vic Dickenson, Billie Holiday, and others ~ Barker was born in 1909
 
March 13, 1991 ~ James Dugald McPartland, commonly known as jazz, dixieland cornetist Jimmy McPartland passed away in Port Washington, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Married to pianist Marian McPartland. Replaced Bix Beiderbecke in the Wolverines. Worked with Ben Pollack, Russ Columbo, Harry Reser, George Wein, Eddie Condon, Art Hodes, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Tommy Dorsey, and others ~ McPartland was born in 1907
March 13, 1991 ~ Bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, full name Wolfgang William Van Halen, born ~ Son of renowned guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Named after classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Member of Van Halen from 2006 till its disbandement in 2020. Member of Tremonti from 2012 to 2016
 
March 13, 1989 ~ Afropop singer, songwriter Yemi Alade, full name Yemi Eberechi Alade, born in Abia State, Nigeria ~ Best known for her hit single Johnny
 
March 13, 1987 ~ Ikufeka Ivafunmillayo Sowande, commonly known as singer, songwriter Fela Sowande, passed away in Ravenna, Ohio ~ Considered “the Father of Modern Nigerian art music” ~ Sowande was born in 1905
 
March 13, 1985 ~ Jazz singer Annette Hanshaw, full name Catherine Annette Hanshaw, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Among the most popular stars of the late 1920s through the 1930s. Recorded some 250 songs. Sold over four millions records by the mid-1930s. Known for songs such as 1929's Big City Blues and 1930's Body & Soul. Worked with the Original Memphis Five, Willard Robison, Sam Lanin, Lou Gold, Rudy Vallee, Red Nichols, Miff Mole, Phil Napoleon, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Adrian Rollini, Vic Berton, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jack Teagarden, Glen Gray, and others ~ Hanshaw was born in 1901
March 13, 1985 ~ Abraham Shadrinsky, commonly known as producer, label owner Bob Shad, passed away in Beverly Hills, California, USA ~ Produced artists such as Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Smokey Hogg, Peppermint Harris, Curley Weaver, Sarah Vaughan, Maynard Ferguson, Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Billy Eckstine, Dinah Washington, Patti Page, Vic Damone, the Platters, Big Bill Broonzy, Shelly Manne, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Haynes, Blue Mitchell, Buddy Terry, Pete Yellon, Big Brother & the Holding Company (1967's Big Brother & the Holding Company), Ted Nugent, and others ~ Shadrinsky was born in 1920
 
March 13, 1981 ~ Jazz pianist, saxophonist, composer Ivo Neame born in UK ~ Leader and sideman. Best known for his associations with Phronesis, Marius Neset, the Kairos 4tet. Has also worked with David Binney, Kenny Wheeler, Hermeto Pascoal, Kaz Simmons, Josh Arcoleo, Andre Canniere, Julian Argüelles, the London's Loop Collective, and others
 
March 13, 1980 ~ Pianist, composer Alberto Pizzo born in Naples, Italy ~ Debuted in 2012 with the Funambulist album. Has worked with Mino Cinelu, Toquinho, Renzo Arbore, David Knopfler, Luis Bacalov, Stefano Bollani, Rita Marcotulli, and others
 
March 13, 1975 ~ Glennon Ricketts Jr, ommonly known as neo soul singer, songwriter Glenn Lewis, born in Toronto, Canada ~ Son of Crack Of Dawn-singer Glen Ricks. Cites Stevie Wonder as major influence. Known for songs such as Thing To Do, Bout Your Love, Stick To Your Vision, Don't You Forget It, It's Not Fair, and others
 
March 13, 1972 ~ Singer, fiddler, violinist Arve Moen Bergset born in Sandnessjoen, Norway ~ Member of folk group Bukkene Bruse. Also known as classical violinist, having worked with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and others
March 13, 1972 ~ Lonnie Rashid Lynn, commonly known as rapper, MC Common, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Member of loose collective Native Tongues. Member of the Soulquarians. Debuted as a solo artist with the 1992 Can I Borrow A Dollar. Known for songs such as Soul By The Pound, Reminding Me Of Sef featuring Chantay Savage, One-Nine-Nine-Nine featuring Sadat X, Glory featuring John Legend. Has also collaborated with Big Sean, Bilal, Daniel Caesar, De La Soul, Mary J Blige, Erykah Badu (Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip-Hop)), Melanie Durrant, Joss Stone, Colbie Caillat, and others
March 13, 1972 ~ Willie Knighton Jr, commonly known as rapper, singer Khujo, born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA ~ Forms the hip-hop group Goodie Mob with Cee Lo Green, Big Gipp and T-Mo, and the duo the Lumberjacks with the latter. Also closely associated with OutKast, appearing on all the band's albums. Has also worked with Dungeon Family, with Willie Isz, and released a number of solo recordings, starting with the album The Man Not The Dawg released in 2002
 
March 13, 1971 ~ R&B, funk singer, songwriter Arlester Dyke Christian passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, 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 was born in 1943
 
March 13, 1970 ~ Latin pop, rock singer Ray Reyes, full name Ray Reyes León, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Member of the golden-age line-up of Menudo, remaining with the band from 1983 through 1985 ~ Reyes passed away in 2021
 
March 13, 1969 ~ Pianist Stephen Scott born in Queens, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Betty Carter, Kenny Barron, Terence Blanchard, Ron Carter, Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson, Craig Handy, Roy Hargrove, Joe Henderson, Jon Hendricks, Bobby Hutcherson, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, Bobby Watson, Christian McBride, and others
 
March 13, 1968 ~ Pop, rock band the Beach Boys record Friends ~ Written by Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine. Titletrack of the band's 1968 Friends album. Also issued as a single, b/w Little Bird, in April 1968. The single would stall in the low 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the first since 1964's The Man With All The Toys not to reach top 40
 
March 13, 1963 ~ Country singer Billy Yates, full name Billy Wayne Yates, born in Doniphan, Missouri, USA ~ Known for charting singles such as Flowers and What Do You Want From Me Now. Also co-wrote I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair and Choices, both recorded by George Jones
March 13, 1963 ~ Rodolfo Paez Avalos, commonly known as rock & roll singer, pianist, songwriter Fito Paez, born in Rosario, Argentina ~ Member of El Banquete. Debuted as a solo artist with the album Del '63, released in 1984 with backing from Daniel Wirtz, Fabia Gallardo, Tweety González, Paul Dourge, and others. Has recorded steadily since to critical acclaim and collaborated with Luis Alberto Spinetta, Charly García, Joaquin Sabina, Paulinho Moska, and others
March 13, 1963 ~ Rock singer, guitarist, drummer Todd Huth, full name Todd Richard Huth, born in San Leandro, California, USA ~ Best known as early member of Primus remaining with the band through 1989, replaced by Larry Lalonde. Reunited with his former bandmates Les Claypool and Jay Lane in 1994, forming the band Sausage
 
March 13, 1961 ~ Bassist Kreis French born in Mascot, Tennessee, USA ~ Co-founded Southern gospel group the Kingdom Heirs with his brother Steve French
 
March 13, 1960 ~ Bassist Adam Clayton, full name Adam Charles Clayton, born in Chinnor, UK ~ Bassist and longtime member of U2, known for songs such as Gloria, Pride (In The Name Of Love), I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Desire, One, Discotheque, The Sweetest Thing, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, and others
March 13, 1960 ~ Luciano Ligabue, commony known as singer, songwriter, director, writer Ligabue, born in Correggio, Italy ~ First gained attention in 1988 when Pierangelo Bertoli recorded his Sogni Di Rock 'n Roll. As a singer released his full-length eponymous Ligabue debut album in 1990 and has recorded steadily to commercial success and critical acclaim since. Well-known songs include Certe Notti, Una Vita Da Mediano, Questa E La Mia Vita, Niente Paura, Un Colpo All'anima and Il Sale Della Terra
March 13, 1960 ~ Guitarist Quique Sinesi born in Argentina ~ Worked with Joe Lovano, Dino Saluzzi, Pablo Ziegler, Enrico Rava, Charlie Mariano, and others
 
March 13, 1959 ~ Alternative rock, punk rock, rock bassist Greg Norton, full name Gregory James Norton, born in Rock Island, Illinois, USA ~ Best known as bassist of Hüsker Dü. Following the band's disbandement founded the Grey Area. Has also worked with the Gang Font and Porcupine
March 13, 1959 ~ Electric blues guitarist, singer Melvin Taylor born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Worked with Pinetop Perkins and the Legendary Blues Band before going solo, starting with 1982's Blues On The Run album. Has recorded steadily since and has opened for artists such as BB King, Buddy Guy and Santana
 
March 13, 1954 ~ Jazz guitarist Simon James born in York, UK ~ Co-founding member of Acoustic Alchemy, remaining with the band through 1985. Would subsequently perform as solo artist and collaborate with Nick Webb, Maria Ewing, and others. Formed Kymaera in 1998
 
March 13, 1951 ~ Jazz pianist, composer Geoff Eales born in Aberbargoed, UK ~ Worked with the National Youth Orchestra Of Wales, Major Holley, Jimmy McPartland, Buddy Tate, Earl Warren, Joe Loss, the BBC Big Band, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andy Williams, Shirley Bassey, José Carreras, Kiri te Kanawa, Jerry Goldsmith, Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Robert Farnon, Adelaide Hall, Michael Ball, and others
March 13, 1951 ~ Pop singer, songwriter, actor Izhar Cohen born in Tel Aviv, Israel ~ Internationally best known for teaming up with vocal group the Alphabeta to win the 1978 Eurovision Songfestival with A-ba Ni-bi. The song was written by Ehud Manor and Nurit Hirsh
March 13, 1951 ~ Jazz pianist, composer Michael Jefry Stevens born in New York, New York ~ Co-led the revered post-bop outfit the Fonda-Stevens Group with bassist Joe Fonda. Has composed over 350 songs and worked with a host of renowned jazz artists including Dave Liebman, Oliver Lake, Dave Douglas, Leo Smith, Matt Wilson, Han Bennink, Mark Feldman, Pheeroan Aklaff, Gerry Hemingway, Billy Martin, the Brooklyn Jazz Composers Orchestra, JEff Raheb, and numerous others
 
March 13, 1948 ~ Guitarist, bassist, mandolinist Jon Sholle, full name Jonathan T Sholle, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with Vassar Clements, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, Larry Campbell, Keith Carradine, Allen Ginsberg, Béla Fleck, Bette Midler, Andy Statman, and others ~ Sholle passed away in 2018
 
March 13, 1947 ~ Blues singer, guitarist Dave Kelly, full name David William Kelly, born ~ Brother of singer Jo-Ann Kelly, with whom he has also worked. Influenced by Mississippi Fred McDowell. Has collaborated with Tramp and with the Blues Band, and recorded as a solo artist
 
March 13, 1945 ~ Singer, guitarist, banjoist, mandolinist, songwriter Tom Chapin born in New York, New York, USA ~ Son of drummer Jim Chapin, brother of singer Harry Chapin. Over two dozen albums to his name starting in the mid-1970s. Perhaps best known for Happy Birthday of his 1989 Moonboat album, its melody taken form Love Unspoken of the Franz Lehár-opera The Merry Widow
 
March 13, 1943 ~ Soprano singer Julia Migenes born ~ Best known for her role in the original Broadway production of Fiddler On The Roof, portraying the role of Hodel from 1964 through 1967
 
March 13, 1942 ~ Producer, A&R agent, label executive Marshall Chess born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Son of Chess Records co-founder Leonard Chess. Worked a variety of jobs at his father label including producer, co-founding Rotary Connection, and eventually heading the label as President
March 13, 1942 ~ John Paul Larkin, commonly known as singer Scatman John, born in El Monte, California, USA ~ Best known for his 1990s hits Ski-ba-bop Ba-dop-bop and Scatman's World mixing scat singing and dance music. Suffered from a severe stutter from childhood forward. Recipient of the American Speech Language Hearing Associatios Annie Glenn Award for outstanding service to the stuttering community. Inducted in the National Stuttering Association Hall Of Fame ~ Larkin passed away in 1999
 
March 13, 1940 ~ Canzett Maria Staton, commonly known as singer Candi Staton, born in Hanceville, Alabama, USA ~ Known for the 1970 Tammy Wynette-cover Stand By Your Man, the 1976 disco hit Young Hearts Run Free and as featured vocalist on the Source's You Got The Love, the latter a smash hit across Europe in 1986
March 13, 1940 ~ Saxophonist Charles Brackeen born in Oklahoma, USA ~ Studied violin and piano before switching to saxophone. Sidenman and leader. Has played with Don Cherry, Leroy Jenkins, Paul Motian, Ahmed Abdullah, Dennis González, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and others
 
March 13, 1939 ~ Pop singer, pianist, songwriter Neil Sedaka born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Briefly a member of the Tokens. Best known as a solo artist and songwriter having penned or co-penned over 500 songs, often teaming up with Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody. Well-known songs include Oh Carol, Calender Girl, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Laughter In The Rain. Artists who have recorded his songs include Connie Francis (Stupid Cupid), Bobby Darin, Lavern Baker, Clyde McPhatter, the Monkees, Lesley Gore, Eydie Gormé, Jimmy Clanton, Peggy Lee, Captain & Tennille (Love Will Keep Us Together), Cher, Lovelace Watkins, Johnny Mathis, Carole King, Little Eva, Petula Clark, the Carpenters (Solitaire), Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, and others
March 13, 1939 ~ Model Sonny Drane born ~ Reportedly the inspiration for the John Lennon-penned Norwegian Wood. According to biographer Philip Norman the lyrics are an implicit reference by Lennon to his alleged secret affair to Drane
 
March 13, 1938 ~ R&B singer Erma Franklin, full name Erma Vernice Franklin, born in Shelby, Mississippi, USA ~ Sister of singer Aretha Franklin. Best known for recording the original version of Piece Of My Heart in 1967, notably covered by Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin ~ Franklin passed away in 2002
March 13, 1938 ~ Soprano Roberta Knie born in Cordell, Oklahoma, USA ~ Worked with the Graz Opera, the Opernhaus Zurich, the Opera National De Lyon, the Dallas Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, the Welsh National Opera, the Opera De Montreal, the Teatro Colón, and others ~ Knie passed away in 2017
 
March 13, 1936 ~ Singer Clarence Bassett born in Queens, New York, USA ~ Member of doo-wop outfit Shep & the Limelites, known for their 1961 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit Daddy's Home. The songs would become to be seen as one of all-time best doo-wop songs, covered by PJ Proby, Frank Zappa, Jermaine Jackson, Toots & the Maytals, the Carpenters, Junior English, and Cliff Richard. Bassett has also worked with the Five Sharps and the Flamingos ~ Bassett passed away in 2005
 
March 13, 1935 ~ Marjorie Hendrix, commonly known as R&B singer Margie Hendrix, born in Register, Georgia, USA ~ Member of the Cookies. Left in the late-1950s to form the backup vocal section, Raelettes, for Ray Charles with whom she also had a brief affair resulting in the birth of a son in 1959. Hendricks can be heard on many classic Charles tracks including Tell The Truth, The Night Time Is The Right Time, What'd I Say, Sticks & Stones, Hit The Road Jack, Unchain My Heart, I Can't Stop Loving You, Bye Bye Love, You Are My Sunshine, and others. Charles fired Hendrix in 1964 due to alcohol and drug abuse ~ Hendrix passed away in 1973
March 13, 1935 ~ Opera baritone William B Murray born in Schenectady, New York, USA ~ Worked with the Landestheater Detmold, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Vienna State Opera, the Teatro Alla Scalla, the Oper Hamburg, the Opera Torinho, the Houston Grand Opera, the New York City Opera, and others ~ Murray passed away in 2019
 
March 13, 1933 ~ Songwriter Mike Stoller born in New York, New York, USA ~ Frequent collaborator of Jerry Leiber. The pair is known for penning pivotal R&B, rock & roll hits for artists such as Little Willie Littlefield (Kansas City), Big Mama Thornton (Hound Dog), the Robins, Ruth Brown, the Coasters (Young Blood, Yakety Yak), Elvis Presley (Love Me, Jailhouse Rock, King Creole), the Drifters, Ben E King (Stand By Me), Damita Jo, Chuck Jackson, and others
 
March 13, 1930 ~ RichArd Allen Mitchell, commonly known as jazz, jazz-fusion trumpeter Blue Mitchell born in Miami, Florida, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Horace Silver, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, Roy Brooks, Ray Charles, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Louie Bellson, Bill Holman, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Philly Joe Jones, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Johnny Griffin, Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, and others ~ Mitchell was born in 1979
 
March 13, 1929 ~ Lulu Grace Johnson, commonly known as country singer, songwriter Jan Howard, born in Missouri, USA ~ Actively recording since the late 1950s, regularly reaching the higher echelons of the country charts with songs such as The One You Slip Around With, Evil On Your Mind, Bad Seed, Count Your Blessings Woman and Love Is Like A Spinning Wheel. Also known for a number of duets with Wynn Stewart such as The Wrong Company, and with Bill Anderson such as For Loving You and If It's All The Same To You ~ Johnson passed away in 2020
March 13, 1929 ~ Mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias born in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA ~ Best known for her association with the Metropolitan Opera. Also worked with the Scottish Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Opera De Monte Carlo, the Los Angeles Opera, the New York City Opera, and others ~ Elias passed away in 2020
 
March 13, 1925 ~ Jazz, swwing, jazz fusion, avant-garde jazz drummer Roy Haynes, full name Roy Owen Haynes, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA ~ Enjoyed a career spanning 7 decades to become one of the most recorded drummers in jazz. Leader and sideman. Has worked with Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Wardell Gray, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Quincy Jones, Paul Chambers, Phineas Newborn Jr, Booker Ervin, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Chick Corea, John Patitucci, Roy Hargrove, Milt Jackson, Kai Winding, Miles Davis, Eddie Shu, Nat Adderley, Art Blakey, Lee Konitz, Eric Dolphy, Etta Jones, Betty Roché, Ray Charles, Jaki Byard, McCoy Tyner, Frank Wess, Andrew Hill, Jackie McLean, Jack DeJohnette, Tommy Flanagan, Warne Marsh, Mary Lou Williams, Art Pepper, and others
 
March 13, 1924 ~ Richard Aaron Katz, commonly known as pianist, arranger Dick Katz, born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA ~ Worked with Ben Webster, Kenny Dorham, Oscar Pettiford, Carmen McRae, JJ Johnson, the American Jazz Orchestra, Helen Merrill, Roy Eldridge, Lee Konitz, Loren Schoenberg, and others ~ Katz passed away in 2009
 
March 13, 1919 ~ Songwriter, arranger, producer, label executive Dave Cavanaugh born in St Paul, Minnesota, USA ~ Started his career as a saxophonist sessioning for Eddie Miller, Bobby Sherwood, Benny Carter, Woody Herman, Sammy Davis Jr, Ella Mae Morse, and Peggy Lee. Became Capitol Records Director of A&R in the early 1950s signing artists such as Dakota Staton, Donna Hightower, Nancy Wilson, Plas Johnson, and Sandler & Young. Would become one of the label's main producers working with Nat King Cole, Stan Kenton, Kay Starr, Billy May, and Frank Sinatra. Cavanaugh would eventually rise to the position of President of the label in the 1970s and continue to work until his death ~ Cavanaugh passed away in 1981
 
March 13, 1918 ~ Singer Al Jolson records Rock-a-bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody ~ Written by Jean Schwartz, Sam M Lewis and Joe Young for the Broadway musical Sinbad in which Jolson premiered the song. Jolson's studio version would make it to the No.1 spot the same year. Covered by a host of artists, including Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Sonny Rollins, Brenda Lee, Aretha Franklin, Cher, and others
 
March 13, 1916 ~ Odessa Cowan, commonly known as singer,bandleader Ina Ray Hutton, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Best known for leading the Melodears in the 1930s, one of the first all-female big bands ~ Cowan passed away in 1984
 
March 13, 1913 ~ Otis Verries Hicks, commonly known as blues singer, guitarist, songwriter Lightnin' Slim, born in Good Pine, Louisiana, USA ~ Lesser-known of the 1950s bluesmen, yet critically held on par with the likes of peers Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and Sonny Boy Williamson II. Known for songs such as Farming Blues, It's Mighty Crazy, Bad Luck Blues, and others ~ Hicks passed away in 1974
March 13, 1913 ~ William Girsback, commonly known as jazz tubist, double-bassist Squire Gersh, born in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Worked with Lu Watters, Bob Scobey, Turk Murphy, Mutt Carey, Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, Red Allen, and others ~ Girsback passed away in 1983
 
March 13, 1909 ~ R&B, blues guitarist, singer, songwriter Saunders King, full name Saunders Samuel King, born in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA ~ Sang with the Southern Harmony Four. Switched to blues by the early 1940s, releasing the self-penned SK Blues in 1942 which would become a nationwide hit and one of the first recordings prominently featuring the electric guitar. Other well-known songs include Empty Bedroom Blues and Stay Gone Blues ~ King passed away in 2000
 
March 13, 1906 ~ Jazz clarinetist, saxophonist Frank Teschemacher born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA ~ Also played violin and banjo. Worked with the Austin High School Gang, Jimmy McPartland, Bud Freeman, Charlie Straight, Jan Garber, Wild Bill Davison, and others ~ Teschemacher passed away in 1932
 
March 13, 1901 ~ Jazz clarinetist, saxophonist Andrew Morgan born in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA ~ Member of sibling outfit the Young Morgan Band. Also worked with the Imperial Band, Kid Howard, Kid Rena, Kid Thomas Valentine, Alphonse Picou, Herb Morand, Kid Clayton, the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, Percy Humphrey, Sweet Emma Barrett, Alvin Alcorn, the Onward Brass Band, the Eureka Brass Band, Captain John Handy, and others ~ Morgan passed away in 1972
 
March 13, 1860 ~ Composer, pianist Hugo Wolf, full name Hugo Philipp Jacob Wolf, born in Windischgratz, Slovenia ~ Child prodigy. Wrote hundreds of lieder, also composed three operas, choral, orchestral and chamber music. Influenced mainly by Richard Wagner, Wolf's song Zur Ruh Zur Ruh said to be an elegy for Wagner. Best known for his 1887 instrumental work Italian Serenade, originally intended for string quartet and later transcribed to orchestra ~ Wolf passed away in 1903