This Day In Music: May 27
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May 27, 2022 ~ Bandoneon player, composer Juan José Mosalini passed away ~ Tango nuevo. Influenced avant-garde tango. Largely self-taught. Playing professionaly since his teens. Formed Tiempo Argentino. Formed Canyengues. Has also collaborated with José Basso, Leopoldo Federico, Osvaldo Pugliese, Susana Rinaldi, Edmundo Rivero, Horacio Salgán, Daniel Binelli, and others. In 1999 founded the first bandoneon course in France, his adopted homeland since the mid-1970s, at the Gennevilliers Conservatory of Music ~ Mosalini was born in 1943
 
May 27, 2019 ~ Jose Gabriel de Souza Diniz, commonly known as singer, composer Gabriel Diniz passed away in Estancia, Brazil ~ Has released a total of three studio albums during his short career. Teamed up with Wesley Safadão for the song Acabou Acabou in 2017. Following his plane crash had the 2019 Brazil summer hit Jenifer ~ Diniz was born in 1990
 
May 27, 2018 ~ Harold Rustigian, commonly known as label executive Russ Regan, passed away in Palm Springs, California, USA ~ President of Uni Records. President of 20th Century Records. VP of A&R at Motown ~ Rustigian was born in 1929
 
May 27, 2017 ~ Keyboardist, guitarist, singer Gregg Allman, full name Gregory LeNoir Allman, passed away in Richmond, Georgia, USA ~ Member of the Allman Brothers Band, writing or co-writing several of the band's best-known including Whipping Post, Melissa, Midnight Rider. Has released about a dozen solo albums, starting with Laid Back in 1973. Has also worked with Delaney & Bonnie and Hour Glass. Married seven times, including to singer Cher from 1975 to 1979 ~ Allman was born in 1947
 
May 27, 2016 ~ Marshall Eugene Jones, commonly known as R&B, funk bassist Marshall Rock Jones, passed away in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Original member of the Ohio Untouchables, eventually renamed to the Ohio Players. Jones remained with the band through 1984 and is present on the band's Fire and Love Rollercoaster Billboard Hot 100 charttoppers ~ Jones was born in 1941
 
May 27, 2012 ~ The 43rd edition of Pinkpop takes place in Geleen, the Netherlands ~ Day 2 of 3. Sunny and tropical warm, this year's edition would draw some 79,000 visitors in total. Included on today's, Sunday the 27th's bill would be Babylon Circus, Racoon, Kyteman, Soundgarden, Linkin Park, the BossHoss, Mastodon, the Wombats, Keane, the Hungry Kids Of Hungary, the Bombay Bicycle Club, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and Chase & Status
 
May 27, 2011 ~ Singer, songwriter Gil Scott-Heron passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Influenced by Richie Havens, John Coltrane, Otis Redding, José Feliciano, Billie Holiday, Langston Hughes, Huey Newton, Nina Simone, and by longtime collaborator Brian Jackson. Hugely influential on rap, hip-hop, spoken word, and neo-soul. Debuted in 1970 with the album Small At 125th And Lenox. Known for songs such as The Bottle, Winter In America, and The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Worked with Ron Carter, Bernard Pretty Purdie, Hubert Laws, Jerry Jemmott, David Spinozza, Horace Ott, Ron Holloway, and others ~ Scott-Heron was born in 1949
 
May 27, 2007 ~ The 38th edition of Pinkpop takes place in Landgraaf, the Netherlands ~ Day 2 of 3. Mostly dry with some rain, this year's edition drew some 62,500 visitors in total. Included on today's, Sunday the 27th's bill would include Gabriel Ríos, Razorlight, Iggy Pop, Snow Patrol, Muse, Ozark Henry, Gogol Bordello, Ilse de Lange, the Lostprophets, the Nightwatchmen, Paolo Nutini, Maxïmo Park, and Krezip
 
May 27, 2006 ~ Jazz guitarist Kenny Poole passed away ~ Worked with James Brown, Jack McDuff, Tal Farlow, Joe Pass, Howard Alden, Jack Wilkins, Richard Groove Holmes, Mark Murphy, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Jimmy Raney, Mundell Lowe, Cal Collins, Howard Alden, Jimmy Bruno, and others ~ Poole was born ca.1947
 
May 27, 2004 ~ Classical pianist, composer Ronald Smith, full name Ronald Bertram Smith, passed away in London, UK ~ Inluenced by Edwin Fischer. Best known for his recordings of Charles-Valentin Alkan's pieces, rekindling a public interest for Alkan's work. Smith wrote a biography of Alkan and served as President of the Alkan Society from its inception in 1977 until his death ~ Smith was born in 1922
 
May 27, 1996 ~ The 27th edition of Pinkpop takes place in Landgraaf, the Netherlands ~ Day 3 of 3. A rainy weekend, this year's edition would draw some 59,000 visitors in total. Included on today's, Monday the 27th's bill would include the Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Alanis Morissette, Therapy, Sepultura, Dog Eat Dog, the Presidents of the United States, de Heideroosjes, Radiohead, K's Choice, Bush, Skunk Anansie, Rancid, Metal Molly, the Dave Matthews Band, DJ PA, Eboman, DJ Who Cares, the Chemical Brothers, DJ Angelo, Orbital, Dave Clarke, and Underworld
 
May 27, 1994 ~ Robert Roland Chudnik, commonly known as trumpeter Red Rodney, passed away in Boynton Beach, Florida, USA ~ A professional musician from age 15 Rodney started in the mid-1940s employed in the big bands of leaders such as Jerry Wald, Jimmy Dorsey, Georgie Auld, Elliot Lawrence, Benny Goodman, and Les Brown. Moved onto bebop playing with Claude Thornhill, Gene Krupa, Woody Herman, and Charlie Parker. Later on Rodney worked as a bandleader, most notably and intensely associated with Ira Sullivan, served under Russ Black, struggled with a heroin addiction, gave music lessons to MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer while incarcerated on drug offences, rejuvenated his career from the early 1970s onwards, reunited with Sullivan and performed with Dizzy Gillespie, appeared on a Charlie Parker tribute album by the Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, and worked as an adviser for Bird, a Parker bio-pic ~ Chudnick was born in 1927
 
May 27, 1990 ~ Country singer, guitarist, songwriter Brett Kissel born in Flat Lake, Canada ~ Released his Keepin' It Country debut album in 2003. Would not reach the charts until a decade later, reaching Gold status with his 2013 Started With A Song album. Best known for Airwaves, Drink About Me and A Few Good Stories, all of which topped the country charts in Canada
 
May 27, 1985 ~ The 16th edition of Pinkpop takes place in Geleen, the Netherlands ~ Sunny and humid, some 15,000 visitors show up for this edition's bill which includes Steel Pulse, Yngwie Malmsteen, King, the Stranglers, China Crisis, Chris Rea, Jason & the Scorchers, and GaGa
May 27, 1985 ~ Clifton Best, commonly known as jazz guitarist Skeeter Best, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with Slim Marshall, Erskine Hawkins, Oscar Pettiford, with Ray Charles and Milt Jackson on Charles' 1958 Soul Brothers album, Mercer Ellington, Harry Belafonte, Etta Jones, Nellie Lutcher, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson, Paul Quinichette, Jimmy Rushing, Sonny Stitt, Lucky Thompson, and others ~ Best was born in 1914
 
May 27, 1977 ~ Harpist, singer, arranger, composer Aine Minogue born in Borrisokane, Ireland ~ Draws from Celtic, world, folk and new age. Debuted in 1994 with the Were You At The Rock album. Has collaborated with Tommy Makem, John O'Donohue, Michael Dowling, Stirling Harris, and others
 
May 27, 1976 ~ Chi-Ali Griffith, mononymously known as rapper Chi-Ali, born ~ Known best for his 1992 debut album The Fabulous Chi-Ali and as a member of loose hip-hop collective Native Tongues. Shot and killed his girlfriend's brother in 2001 and served a 12 years sentence for first degree manslaughter
 
May 27, 1975 ~ Folk metal, celtic metal singer, bagpipes player, mandolinist Chrigel Glanzmann born in Basel, Switzerland ~ Best known as lead vocalist in folk metal band Ekuveitie. Has also worked with Branâ Keternâ, Môr Cylch, Amorphis, and others
 
May 27, 1974 ~ Denise Kathleen Outen, commonly known as singer, actress, model, dancer, TV personality Denise van Outen, born in Basildon, UK ~ Well-known TV personality. Played Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago both in London's West End and New York's Broadway
May 27, 1974 ~ Shirley Klaris Yonavieve Edwards, commonly known as singer, songwriter Skye Edwards, born in London, UK ~ Along with Paul Godfrey and Ross Godfrey co-founding member of trip-hop, electronica, alternative R&B outfit Morcheeba, remaining with the band through 2003 and rejoining in 2009. The Godfrey brothers would work with a number of different singers during Edwards' hiatus. Edwards has also released a number of solo albums, starting with Mind How You Go in 2006
 
May 27, 1972 ~ Ivete Maria Dias de Sangelo Cady, commonly known as axé, reggae, pop singer, songwriter Ivete Sangalo, born in Juazeiro, Brazil ~ Original lead singer of axé, reggae, samba band Banda Eva remaining with the band until 1997 and present on their best-selling Banda Eva Ao Vivo album. Released her eponymous Ivete Sangalo debut album in 1999 and has recorded to critical acclaim and commercial succes since with over a dozen albums to her name
May 27, 1972 ~ Country, rock singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter Jace Everett born in Evansville, Indiana, USA ~ Debuted in 2005 with the single That's The Kind Of Love I'm In. Co-wrote Josh Turner's Your Man. Released a full length debut album, the eponymous Jace Everett, the next year and has been recording steadily since. Married songwriter, actress Nicole Taylor Hart in 2015
 
May 27, 1971 ~ Jazz, Western swing trombonist, steel guitarist Bob Dunn, full name Robert Lee Dunn, passed away in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Influenced by Sol Ho'opi'i. Worked with Milton Brown, Cliff Bruner, Moon Mullican, the Texas Wanderers, Bill Mounce, and others ~ Dunn was born in 1908
May 27, 1971 ~ Singer Lisa Left-Eye Lopes born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Best known as one third of R&B girl group TLC, alongside Tionne T-Boz Watkins and Rozonda Chilli Thomas, producing landmark albums Ooooooohh On The TLC Tip, CrazySexyCool and Fanmail and hit singles such as Baby Baby Baby, Waterfalls, Diggin' On You, No Scrubs, and Unpretty. Lopes also worked as a producer for girl group Blaque and as a solo artist scored a number of hits including Not Tonight, U Know What's Up and Never Be The Same Again, the latter a collaboration with the Spice Girls' Melanie C. ~ Lopes passed away in 2002
 
May 27, 1967 ~ Pop, rock singer, songwriter Gerardina Trovato born in Catania, Italy ~ Broke through with the 1993 song Non Ho Piu La Mia Citta. Has recorded to critical acclaim since, opened for Zucchero, and collaborated with Andrea Bocelli, Renato Zero, , and others
 
May 27, 1966 ~ Alternative rock, alternative metal, grunge drummer, pianist Sean Kinney, full name Sean Howard Kinney, born in Seattle, Washington, USA ~ Co-founding member of Alice In Chains, known for songs such No Excuses, Heaven Beside You and Get Born Again. Has also worked with the short-lived supergroup Spys4Darwin and collaborated with Johnny Cash and Metallica
 
May 27, 1963 ~ Afro-Cuban jazz pianist, composer Gonzalo Rubalcaba born in Havana, Cuba ~ Leader and sideman. Has recorded as a leader since the mid-1980s. As a sideman graced the albums of Ignacio Berroa, Ron Carter, Juan Luis Guerra, Francisco Céspedes, Chick Corea, Al di Meola, Richard Galliano, Charlie Haden, Katia Labèque, Tony Martinez, Pat Martino, and others
May 27, 1963 ~ Gabriel Jackson, commonly known as rapper Spoonie Gee, born in Harlem, New York, USA ~ Went to live with his uncle, record producer Bobby Robinson, at age 12 following his mother's death. One of the first rap artists, credited by some for supposedly coining the term hip-hop. His 1979 Spoonin' Rap single contained jailhouse references that would later become common in gangsta rap. Member of the Treacherous Three alongside LA Sunshine and Kool Moe Dee. Known best for his 1987 The Godfather Of Rap album produced by Marley Marl and Teddy Riley. Other well-known songs include Monster Jam, That's My Style and perhaps his best-known Love Rap
 
May 27, 1957 ~ Rock & roll singer Buddy Holly and his backing unit the Crickets record Not Fade Away in Clovis, New Mexico, USA ~ Written by Holly. Produced by Norman Petty. Released later the same year as the flipside of Oh Boy and included on the 1957 The Chirping Crickets album. Backing Holly are Jerry Allison, Joe Mauldin and Niki Sullivan. The song would become one of Holly's best known, later covered by a number of artists including perhaps most notably the Rolling Stones for their 1964 UK debut single, which would reach top 10 in their native England
May 27, 1957 ~ Rock & roll singer Buddy Holly and his backing unit the Crickets record That'll Be The Day in Clovis, New Mexico, USA ~ Written by Jerry Allison and Holly. Producer Norman Petty was given co-writer credit though he was not involved in the writing process. Line-up: Holly lead vocals and guitar, Larry Welborn bass, Allison drums, Niki Sullivan, June Clark, Gary Tollett and Ramona Tollet background vocals. The song would be included on the 1957 The Chirping Crickets album and released as a single, b/w I'm Looking For Someone To Love, in May 1957
May 27, 1957 ~ Keyboardist Eddie Harsch born in Toronto, Canada ~ Best known as the Black Crowes keyboardist from 1991 to 2006, replaced by Rob Clores. Also backed James Cotton in the 1980s. Played with Bulldog and with the Detroit Cobras during the Crowes's hiatus. Co-founding member of Magpie Salute ~ Harsch passed away in 2016
 
May 27, 1952 ~ Drummer, keyboardist Felix Haug born in Zurich, Switzerland ~ Best known as half of Doublé, the other half being Kurt Maloo, known for their international hit The Captain Of Her Heart. Has previously drummed with Yello ~ Haug passed away in 2004
 
May 27, 1950 ~ Denise Garrett, commonly known as jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA ~ Longtime host of NPR's JazzSet With Dee Dee Bridgewater radio show. As a singer active since the 1970s with well over a dozen albums to her name, notably 1977's Just Family and 1997 Dear Ella. Has guested on albums by Frank Foster, Stanley Clarke, Roy Ayers, Norman Connors, Cecil McBee, Carlos Garnett, Christian McBride, and others
 
May 27, 1946 ~ Martins Vanags, commonly known as pop singer, guitarist, banjoist, songwriter Marty Kristian, born in Leipzig, Germany ~ Co-founding member of the New Seekers, remaining with the band from 1969 through 1974 and rejoining in 1976, and present on the band's best-known including the UK top 10 hits Never Ending Song Of Love, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, Beg Steal Or Borrow, Circles and You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
May 27, 1946 ~ Jazz upright bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen born in Osted, Denmark ~ Worked with Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Ben Webster, Brew Moore, Bud Powell, Count Basie, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Jackie McLean, Ella Fitzgerald, Jean-Luc Ponty, Jenny Drew, Stéphane Grappelli, Joe Pass, Rune Gustafsson, Palle Mikkelborg, Mulgrew Miller, Alvin Queen, and others ~ Ørsted Pedersen passed away in 2005
 
May 27, 1945 ~ Folk rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Bruce Cockburn, full name Bruce Douglas Cockburn, born in Ottawa, Canada ~ Has written over 300 songs. Over 30 albums to his name, starting with the eponymous Bruce Cockburn released in 1970. Best known for Wondering Where The Lions Are, a hit in 1979
 
May 27, 1944 ~ Alain Kienast, commonly known as singer, songwriter, actor Alain Souchon, born in Casablanca, Morocco ~ Closely associated with Laurent Voulzy. Actively recording since the early 1970s. Broke through with the 1977 Jamais Content and has recorded consistently since, his albums regularly reaching the top 10 of the French album charts. Known best for his 1979 L'Amour En Fuite, the theme of the film of the same name, and for his 1993 hit Foule Sentimentale of his million-selling C'Est Deja Ça album
May 27, 1944 ~ Drummer Billy Adamson born in Glasgow, UK ~ Member of the Searchers from 1970 replacing John Blunt through 1998 ~ Adamson passed away in 2013
 
May 27, 1943 ~ Priscilla Marie Veronica White, commonly known as singer Cilla Black, born in Vauxhall, UK ~ Active since the early 1960s. Championed by the Beatles. Introduced to Brian Epstein by John Lennon. Epstein signed her. Producer George Martin produced Cilla's debut Love Of The Loved, written by Lennon and Paul McCartney. Black is known for songs such as Anyone Who Had A Heart, You're My World, and Something Tells Me Something's Gonna Happen Tonight ~ White passed away in 2015
 
May 27, 1941 ~ William Beck, commonly known as singer Johnny Sandon, born in Liverpool, UK ~ Merseybeat singer best known as a member of Remo 4, including on the singles Lies and Yes. As a solo artist best known for mid-1960s recordings such as Sixteen Tons, Donna Means Heartbreak and The Blizzard. Also a member of the Searchers. Shared a manager, Brian Epstein, with the Beatles ~ Beck passed away in 1996
May 27, 1941 ~ Classical, jazz double bassist, composer Teppo Hauta-aho born in Janakkala, Finland ~ As a composer best known for the works Fantasia and Kadenza. Worked with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish National Opera, Juhani Aaltonen, Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, Edward Vesala, The Player Is, and others ~ Hauto-aho passed away in 2021
 
May 27, 1940 ~ Riccardo Maiocchi, commonly known as singer Riki Maiocchi, born in Milan, Italy ~ Enjoyed popularity during the 1960s. Briefly a member of I Camaleonti, present on the hits Sha-la-la and Chiedi Chiedi. As a solo artist known for songs such as Uno In Piu, C'e Chi Spera, and Prendi Fra Le Mani La Testa ~ Maiocchi passed away in 2004
 
May 27, 1939 ~ Singer, songwriter Don Williams, full name Donald Ray Williams, born in Floydada, Texas, USA ~ Known as “the Gentle Giant” of country music. Formed the Pozo Seco Singers which also included Susan Taylor and Lofton Cline. Staff songwriter with Cowboy Jack Clement's music publishers. Strong influence on later country singers. Had his songs recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Lefty Frizzell, Josh Turner, Sonny James, Alison Krauss, Billy Dean, Charley Pride, Kenny Rogers, Lambchop, Alan Jackson, Tomeu Penya, Waylon Jennings, Pete Townshend, and others ~ Williams passed away in 2017
 
May 27, 1937 ~ TV producer, executive Peter Pinne, full name Peter Norman Pinne, born in Victoria, Australia ~ Best known as a TV producer for various Australian shows. As a composer known for co-writing a number of musicals, including several specifically for children from the early 1970s onwards, usually in partnership with Don Battye
 
May 27, 1936 ~ Jazz drummer Rufus Jones born in Charleston, South Carolina, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Lionel Hampton, Red Allen, Maynard Ferguson, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, James Brown, Al Grey, Johnny Hodges, and others ~ Jones passed away in 1990
 
May 27, 1935 ~ Jazz pianist, keyboardist Ramsey Lewis, full name Ramsey Lewis Emmanuel Lewis Jr, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Over 80 albums to his name starting in the 1950s. Known for songs such as The In-Crowd, Hang On Sloopy and Wade In The Water. His Ramsey Lewis Trio has at times included Isaac Holt and Eldee Young of future Young-Holt Unlimited fame, Cleveland Eaton, Maurice White who would later found Earth Wind & Fire, Morris Jennings, Frankie Donaldson, Bill Dickens, and Felton Crews ~ Lewis passed away in 2022
 
May 27, 1931 ~ William Charles Disley, commonly known as jazz guitarist Diz Disley, born in Winnipeg, Canada ~ Influenced by Django Reinhardt. Collaborated with Stéphane Grappelli. Also worked with Ken Colyer, Mick Mulligan, George Melly, Cy Laurie, Sandy Brown, Kenny Ball, Alex Welsh, Nigel Kennedy, Big Jay McNeely, Ray Campi, and others ~ Disley passed away in 2010
May 27, 1931 ~ Drummer, singer Tommy Brown born in Lumpkin, Georgia, USA ~ Enjoyed his greatest succes in the early-1950s when teaming up with the Griffin Brothers for a number of recordings, in particular Tra La La and Weeping And Crying. The Griffins had previously backed, on tour and on record, artists such as Amos Milburn, Paul Williams, Margie Day and others. Brown also worked with Bill Doggett and Big Walter Horton ~ Brown passed away in 2016
 
May 27, 1926 ~ Clifford Everett Shank, commonly known as saxophonist, flutist Bud Shank, born in Dayton, Ohio, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Rose to prominence playing with Stan Kenton. Sessioned for the Mamas & the Papas, playing alto flute solo on California Dreamin'. Formed the LA 4 in the 1970s, teaming up with Ray Brown, Shelly Manne and Laurindo Almeida. Also played with Shorty Rogers, Bill Perkins, Frank Morgan, Chet Baker, Elmer Bernstein, Buddy Bregman, Charlie Byrd, Gene Clark, Nat King Cole, Buddy Collette, Ron Elliott, Maynard Ferguson, Clare Fischer, Jimmy Giuffre, Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Sérgio Mendes, Hugo Montenegro, Gerry Mulligan, Oliver Nelson, Harry Nilsson (on the 1975 LP Duit On Mon Dei), Anita O'Day, Patti Page, extensively with Pete Rugolo, with Boz Scaggs, Lalo Schifrin, Ravi Shankar, Duke Ellington, and others ~ Shank passed away in 2009
 
May 27, 1924 ~ Roy Hartstein, commonly known as drummer, label founder Roy Harte, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Co-founded Nocturne Records and Pacific Jazz Records. Worked mostly as a sideman, including with Bobby Sherwood, Billie Rogers, George Paxton, Ike Carpenter, Vido Musso, Ziggy Elman, Dave Pell, Les Brown, Nappy Lamare, Shorty Rogers, Randy Newman, Herb Geller, Laurindo Almeida, Herbie Harper, Bud Shank, Harry Babasin, Peggy Connely, the Mastersounds, Earl Grant, Frank Capp, Jackie Kelso, Jimmy Wyble, Arnold Ross, and Willie Nelson ~ Hartstein passed away in 2003
 
May 27, 1923 ~ Country singer, songwriter Redd Stewart born in Ashland City, Tennessee, USA ~ Member of the Golden West Cowboys which included Eddy Arnold and Pee Wee King. Best remembered for co-writing The Tennessee Waltz with King. The song would be recorded by Patti Page, Roy Acuff, the Louvin Brothers, Elvis Presley, and by numerous others. Stewart also wrote or co-wrote songs such as Jim Reeves' That's A Sad Affair, Moon Mullican's Downstream, Hawkshaw Hawkins' Slow Poke, and Ernest Tubb's Soldier's Last Letter ~ Stewart passed away in 2003
 
May 27, 1918 ~ Lyricist Robert Gall, full name Robert Henri Gall, born in Saint Fargeau, France ~ Best known for co-writing songs recorded by Luis Mariano, Charles Aznavour (La Mamma), Edith Piaf, Gigliola Cinquetti, and his daughter France Gall ~ Gall passed away in 1990
 
May 27, 1915 ~ Songwriter, lyricist Fred Wise born in New York, New York, USA ~ Best known for co-writing a number of songs for Elvis Presley, usually in partnership with Ben Weisman. Well-known songs include Crawfish, Pocketful Of Rainbows, Summer Kisses Winter Tears, Follow That Dream, and Kissin' Cousins. Others who recorded his songs include Frankie Carle, Nat King Cole, Patti Page, and Sarah Vaughan ~ Wise passed away in 1966
May 27, 1915 ~ Virginia Louise Williams, commonly known as swing, jazz singer Midge Willims, born in Oregon, USA ~ Best known for fronting the Jazz Jesters with whom she made several well-received 1930s recordings. Worked with Al Jolson, Rudy Vallee, Raymond Scott, Frankie Newton, Buster Bailey, Charlie Shavers, Lil' Armstrong, Bunny Berigan, Harry James, John Kirby, Glenn Miller, Fats Waller, Ben Webster, Teddy Wilson, and others ~ Williams passed away in 1952
 
May 27, 1900 ~ Clarinetist Albert Nicholas born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Versatile on several reeds, mostly played clarinet. Active since the late 1910s. Nicholas has played with Buddy Petit, King Oliver, Manuel Perez, Luis Russell, Red Allen, Charlie Holmes, JC Higginbotham, Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton. The late 1940s Dixieland revival rejuvenated his career and he went on to team up with greats such as Art Hodes, Bunk Johnson, Kid Ory, and in particular Ralph Sutton ~ Nicholas passed away in 1973
 
May 27, 1840 ~ Violinist, guitarist, composer Niccolò Paganini passed away in Nice, France ~ Violin virtuoso. Regarded to this day as pillar of modern violin technique ~ Paganini was born in 1782
 
May 27, 1822 ~ Composer, pianist Joachim Raff, full name Joseph Joachim Raff, born in Lachen, Switzerland ~ Largely self-taught. Worked as a schoolteacher and sent some of his composition to Felix Mendelssohn who helped him get his work published. Worked as Franz Liszt's assistent in the early 1850s. Would go on to become one of Germany's most popular composers. Best known for his Symphony No.3 (In The Forest) which by the end of the century would become one of the most played orchestral pieces ~ Raff passed away in 1882