This Day In Music: November 13
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November 13, 2021 ~ Heavy metal, doom metal bassist Greg Mayne passed away ~ Member of Space Meat. Co-founding member of Pentagram, remaining with the band from 1971 through 1976. Along with Randy Palmer briefly rejoined lead singer Bobby Liebling in 1988 working on a new album, the renewed Pentagram line-up splitting up after their first performance ~ Mayne was born ca.1954
November 13, 2021 ~ Drummer Joe Siracusa, full name Joseph J Siracusa, passed away ~ As a member of the City Slickers backed comedy, spoof, novelty singer Spike Jones from 1947 through 1953. Would form the New Society Band with several other ex-Slickers in the 1960s, later renamed to the Phunharmonic Orchestra ~ Siracusa was born in 1922
November 13, 2021 ~ Pop singer, drummer Phil Margo passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Member of vocal group the Tokens, which also included his brother Mitch Margo, best known for their 1961 Billboard Hot 100 hit The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Other well-known songs include Tonight I Fell In Love, Big Boat, and Ain't That Peculiar. Formed the short-lived Cross Country with bandmates Jay Siegel and his brother Mitch, known for their sole eponymous Cross Country album released in 1973. Margo also co-produced a number of singles for others including He's So Fine (the Chiffons), Denise (Randy & the Rainbows), I Got Rhythm (the Happenings), and Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree (Tony Orlando & Dawn) ~ Margo was born in 1942
November 13, 2020 ~ Country singer, songwriter Doug Supernaw, full name Douglas Anderson Supernaw, passed away in Livingston, Texas, USA ~ Influenced by George Jones and Gene Watson. Released his full-length Red And Rio Grande debut album in 1993. Best known for songs such as Reno, I Don't Call Him Daddy, What'll You Do About Me and Not Enough Hours In The Night ~ Supernaw was born in 1960
November 13, 2020 ~ Southern gospel singer, pianist, songwriter Henry Slaughter, full name Henry Thaxton Slaughter, passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Active since the 1940s. Has worked with acts such as the Stamps-Ozark Quartet, the Weatherford Quartet, the Imperials, Bill Gaither, and others ~ Slaughter was born in 1927
November 13, 2020 ~ Flutist Konrad Hünteler passed away in Munster, Germany ~ Specialized in Baroque music, following the practice of historically informed performance. Soloist with renowned ensembles such as the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, the Collegium Aureum, the London Classical Players, and the Orchestra Of The Eighteenth Century ~ Hünteler was born in 1947
November 13, 2016 ~ Claude Russell Bridges, commonly known as pianist, singer, songwriter Leon Russell, passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Well over two dozen albums to his name as a solo artist. His 1970 Leon Russell sophomore album featured guests Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. Also especially acclaimed for Hank Wilson's Back released in 1973. Wrote and first recorded A Song For You covered by over 200 artists. Other well-known songs include Tight Rope, This Masquerade and Lady Blue. Notably collaborated with Marc Benno, Willie Nelson, the New Grass Revival. In-demand session musician, appearing on recordings by Jan & Dean, Delaney Bramlett, Freddy Cannon, Doris Day, Ray Charles, the Byrds, the Beach Boys, the Ventures, Barbra Streisand, Badfinger, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Sinatra, the Band, JJ Cale, BB King, the Rolling Stones, and others ~ Bridges was born in 1942
November 13, 2005 ~ Hyman Goldberg, commonly known as Dixieland jazz saxophonist, bandleader Harry Gold, passed away ~ Worked with the Metronomes, Vic Filmer, Roy Fox, Oscar Rabin, and most notably with his own band Pieces Of Eight ~ Goldberg was born in 1907
November 13, 2004 ~ Reggae, ska, dub producer, engineer Errol Thompson passed away ~ Nicknamed “ET”. One of the first engineers, over time moving into producing as well, involved in dub music. Has worked with Joe Gibbs, Junior Byles, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Althea & Donna, Prince Far I, Eek-a-mouse, I-Roy, Cornell Campbell, Freddie McGregor, Barrington Levy, Clive Chin, King Tubby, and others ~ Thompson was born in 1948
November 13, 2004 ~ Geoffrey Nigel Laurence Rushton, commonly known as industrial, post-industrial, electronic, drone, noise singer, keyboardist, bassist, songwriter John Balance, passed away in Weston Super Mare, UK ~ Best known as co-founding member of experimental group Coil. Has also worked with Psychic TV, Cultural Amnesia, Nurse With Wound, Death In June, Current '93, Chris & Cosey, Sickness Of Snakes, and others ~ Rushton was born in 1962
November 13, 2004 ~ Russell Tyrone Jones, commonly known as rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, passed away in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan. Known for outrageously profane free-associative rhymes. Released his solo debut, Return To The 36 Chambers, in 1995. It spawned the hits Brooklyn Zoo and Shimmy Shimmy Ya ~ Jones was born in 1968
November 13, 2002 ~ William Richard Berry, commonly known as trumpeter, cornetist, arranger, composer, bandleader Bill Berry passed away ~ Not to be confused with REM drummer Bill Berry. Leader and sideman. Worked with artists such as Don Strickland, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Rosemary Clooney, Scott Hamilton, Jake Hanna, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, Chris Connor, Maynard Ferguson, Johnny Hodges, Herb Pomeroy, Milt Jackson, Earl Hines, Gary McFarland, Ruth Brown, Randy Crawford (Everything Must Change), Frank Capp, Ray Charles, Ernestine Anderson, Louie Bellson, and others ~ Berry was born in 1930
November 13, 2002 ~ Folk, folk pop, folk rock guitarist, producer Michael Stewart, full name Michael Gassen Stewart, passed away ~ Member of folk pop group We Five, known for their 1965 Billboard top 10 hit You Were On My Mind. As a producer known for producing Piano Man, Billy Joel's breakthrough album, as well as for his work with Tom Jones, Kenny Rankin, and others ~ Stewart was born in 1945
November 13, 2002 ~ Pianist, bandleader, composer Roland Hanna passed away in Hackensack, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, the New York Jazz Quartet, George Duvivier, Roy Burns, Kenny Burrell, Ben Tucker, Mickey Tucker, Richard Davis, Eddie Gladden, Dick Hyman, Hank Jones, Marian McPartland, George Mraz, Stéphane Grappelli, Ron Carter, Ben Riley, Richard Pratt, Hans Koller, Attila Zoller, Jesper Thilo, Mats Winding, Aage Tanggaard, Freddie Watts, Clint Houston, Lewis Nash, Eiji Nakayama, Bill Easley, Jon Burr, Ronnie Burrage, Bucky Pizzarelli, Grady Tate, Gene Ammons, George Benson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ruth Brown, Jon Faddis, John Handy, Al Hibbler, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, Jim Hall, Miriam Klein, Jimmy Knepper, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Les McCann, Red Rodney, Sonny Stitt, Don Sebesky, Stanley Turrentine, Phil Woods, and others ~ Hanna was born in 1932
November 13, 2001 ~ Guitarist Babik Reinhardt passed away in Cannes, France ~ Son of revered gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Worked with George Arvanitis, Christian Escoudé, Boulou Ferre, Larry Coryell, Didier Lockwood, and others ~ Reinhardt was born in 1944
November 13, 2001 ~ David Albert Francis, commonly known as drummer Panama Francis, passed away in Orlando, Florida, USA ~ Worked with Tab Smith, Roy Eldridge, Lucky Millinder, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Ray Conniff, the Savoy Sultans, Sy Oliver, John Lee Hooker, Eubie Blake, Ella Fitzgerald, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson, Big Joe Turner, the Four Seasons, the Platters, Bobby Darin, Neil Sedaka, Dion, the Chevrons, James Brown, Dinah Washington, Pérez Prado, Lavern Baker, Eddie Barefield, Wilson Pickett, Milt Buckner, Ray Bryant, Sam Cooke, Cab Calloway, Arnett Cobb, Big Joe Turner, Emmett Berry, Big Maybelle, Oscar Brown Jr, Roy Gaines, Woody Herman, Eddie Heywood, Doc Bagby, Tiny Grimes, Odetta, Charlie Shavers, and others ~ Francis was born in 1918
November 13, 1999 ~ Singer Donald Mills passed away ~ Member of sibling jazz, swing vocal group the Mills Brothers, known for songs such as Tiger Rag, Dinah with Bing Crosby, You Rascal You, I Heard, St Louis Blues and Swing It Sister ~ Mills was 1915
November 13, 1999 ~ Jazz pianist, arranger, composer John Benson Brooks passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Co-wrote Just As Though You Were Here with Eddie DeLange, a hit for Tommy Dorsey featuring Frank Sinatra as lead vocalist. Co-wrote You Came A Long Way (From St Louis) with Bob Russell, a 1948 single for Ray McKinley. Close friend of Gil Evans, who recorded Brooks' Sirhan's Blues and Where Flamingos Fly. Has also worked as arranger for artists such as Randy Brooks, Les Brown, Boyd Raeburn, and others ~ Brooks was born in 1917
November 13, 1997 ~ Composer André Boucourechliev passed away ~ Composed chamber music, vocal music, opera. Best known for his 1959 Piano Sonata composition ~ Boucourechliev was born in 1925
November 13, 1997 ~ Jazz pianist, singer, arranger Onzy Matthews, full name Onzy Durrett Matthews Jr, passed away in Dallas, Texas, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Arranger for Les Brown, Lou Rawls, Lionel Hampton, Della Reese, Ruth Price, Gene McDaniels and Ray Charles. Closely associated with Duke Ellington. Also worked with Dexter Gordon, Curtis Amy, Bud Bristols, Bobby Bryant, Dick Hyder, Teddy Edwards, Earl Palmer, Jay Migliori, Conte Candoli, Richard Groove Holmes, Horace Tapscott, Gabe Baltazar, Joe Maini, Ollie Mitchell, Herb Ellis, Carmell Jones, Sonny Criss, Jack Nimitz, Jimmy Witherspoon, Big Miller, Les McCann, Jac Holzman, Judy Henske, Roy Ayers, Esther Phillips, Mercer Ellington, and others ~ Matthews was born in 1930
November 13, 1996 ~ Jazz, R&B organist, pianist Bill Doggett, full name William Bill Doggett, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Best known for his compositions Honky Tonk and Hippy Dippy. Has worked with artists such as the Ink Spots, Johnny Otis, Wynonie Harris, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Jordan, Red Holloway, Clifford Scott, Percy France, Bubba Brooks, Clifford Davis, Floyd Candy Johnson, Billy Butler, Sam Lackey, Pete Mayes, Edwin Starr, Floyd Smith, Betty St Clair, and others ~ Doggett was born in 1916
November 13, 1993 ~ John Collins Fulton, commonly known as trombonist, singer, songwriter Jack Fulton, passed away in San Diego, California, USA ~ Has worked with the Mason-Dixon Orchestra, George Olsen, Paul Whiteman, Bing Crosby, Bix Beiderbecke, and others. Wrote or co-wrote some 120 songs including If You Are But A Dream (Frank Sinatra) and Wanted (Perry Como) ~ Fulton was born in 1903
November 13, 1993 ~ Julia Carin Cavazos, commonly known as singer, pianist, guitarist, songwriter Julia Michaels, bron in Davenport, Iowa, USA ~ As a solo artist, singer best known for her debut single, Issues, a top 20 hit in 2017. Guested on JP Saxe's If The World Was Ending and Clean Bandit's I Miss You. As a songwriter wrote or co-wrote songs recorded by Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld, Gwen Stefani, and others
November 13, 1992 ~ Singer Bobby McClure passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Member of the Soul Stirrers in the 1950s, then led by Sam Cooke. As a solo artist best known for the mid-1960s singles Don't Mess Up A Good Thing, You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone and Peak Of Love. Moved on to work with Bobby & the Vocals, Big Daddy Jenkins, Oliver Sain, Little Milton, Fontella Bass, Otis Clay, Shirley Brown, and others ~ McClure was born in 1942
November 13, 1992 ~ Ronald Bullis, commonly known as drummer Ronnie Bond, passed away in Winchester, UK ~ Original drummer of the Troggs known for With A Girl Like You, I Can't Control Myself, Love Is All Around and Wild Thing. As a solo artist scored a couple of modest UK hits including It's Written On Your Body and Don't Be A Dummy ~ Bullis was born in 1940
November 13, 1990 ~ Jovan Campbell, commonly known as rapper Jibbs, born in St Louis, Missouri, USA ~ Known for his 2006 debut single Chain Hang Low and its follow-up King Kong featuring Chamillionaire, both taken of Jibbs' debut album Jibbs Featuring Jibbs. Other singles such as Go Too Far featuing Melody Thornton, Smile featuring Fabo, and later singles would fail to chart
November 13, 1990 ~ Operatic tenor Richard Lewis passed away ~ Well-known for his leading tenor roles in several late 1950s, early 1960s recordings of WS Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan comic operas. Has also recorded works composed by George Frideric Handel, Claudio Monteverdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Benjamin Britten, and Edward Elgar ~ Lewis was born in 1914
November 13, 1988 ~ Conductor, composer Antal Doráti passed away in Gerzensee, Switzerland ~ Worked with the Budapest Royal Opera, the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and others ~ Doráti was born in 1906
November 13, 1988 ~ Composer Jaromír Vejvoda passed away in Zbraslav, Czechoslovakia ~ Perhaps best known for composing The Beer Barrel Polka based on a traditional tune. It would later be translated to English and be covered by numerous artist including the Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Bobby Vinton, Billie Holiday and notably Joe Patek ~ Vejvoda was born in 1902
November 13, 1987 ~ Hard bop, soul jazz sacophonist, flautist Harold Vick passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Big John Patton, Larry Young, Walter Bishop Jr, Philly Joe Jones, Howard McGhee, Donald Byrd, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Jack DeJohnette, Nat Adderley, Mercer Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Horace Silver, Gene Ammons, Grant Green, Richard Groove Holmes, Les McCann, Houston Person, Pharoah Sanders, and others ~ Vick was born in 1936
November 13, 1985 ~ Edward Maxwell Miller, commonly known as pianist, vibraphonist, composer Max Miller, passed away in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA ~ Influenced by Igor Stravinsky, Béla Bartók, Paul Hindemith. Worked with Frank Melrose, Dave Tough, Vincent Lopez, Betty Hutton, Anita O'Day, Johnny Bothwell, Boyd Raeburn, Shorty Sherrock, Jimmy Raney, Sidney Bechet, Tony Parenti, Muggsy Spanier, Dizzy Gillespie, Sid Catlett, Chubby Jackson, and others ~ Miller was born in 1911
November 13, 1984 ~ Pop singer, songwriter Don Addrisi passed away ~ Formed the sibling duo the Addrisi Brothers with Dick Addrisi. Both brothers auditioned for Mickey Mouse Club, but were rejected. As a duo the brothers scored hits with songs such as Cherrystone, We've Got To Get It On Again and Slow Dancin' Don't Turn Me On. The pair also wrote Never My Love, a 1967 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit for the Association ~ Addrisi was born in 1938
November 13, 1982 ~ Psychedelic rock, experimental rock, heavy metal singer, guitarist, bassist Blake Judd born ~ Best known as lead singer, frontman of Nachtmystium. Has also worked with Hate Meditation, Krieg and Twilight
November 13, 1981 ~ Steve Edward Nelson, commonly known as songwriter Steve Nelson, passed away ~ Best known as co-author, along with Jack Rollins, of the Christmas classic Frosty The Snowman. Has also written for artists such as Eddy Arnold and Guy Lombardo ~ Nelson was born in 1907
November 13, 1978 ~ Electropop singer Martina Sorbara born in Vaughan, Canada ~ Released two solo albums, 1998's Unplaceables and 2000's Cure For Bad Deeds, before meeting Dan Kurtz with whom she would form Dragonette in 2005. Sorbara also co-wrote and sang on the 2006 Basement Jaxx single Take Me Back To Your House. Has also worked with the Henrys, Martin Solveig, Kaskade, and others
November 13, 1977 ~ Guitarist, keyboardist, singer Cass McCombs born ~ Worked with John Cale, Ariel Pink, Cat Power, Band Of Horses, Andrew Bird, Decemberists, Arcade Fire, Peter Bjorn & John, the Papercuts, the Shins, Iron & Wine, Deerhoof, the Walkmen, Jana Hunter, Thurston Moore, Joe Russo, the War On Drugs, and others
November 13, 1973 ~ Jazz drummer, composer Ari Hoenig born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with the One O'Clock Lab Band, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Jean-Michel Pilc, Matt Penman, Chris Potter, Gilad Hekselman, Orlando le Fleming, Chris Tordini, Shai Maestro, Tivon Pennicott, Gael Horellou, Edmar Castaneda, Dan Weiss, and others
November 13, 1973 ~ Violinist, conductor, composer Bruno Maderna passed away in Darmstadt, West Germany ~ Child prodigy. Member of the Resistance during World War II. As a composer best known for orchestral works such as Aura and Biogramma ~ Maderna was born in 1920
November 13, 1972 ~ Actor, pop singer, guitarist Takuya Kimura born in Tokyo, Japan ~ Rose to stardom as an actor in the 1990s, noted for playing the lead role in the TV series Long Vacation. Member of SMAP, one of the best-selling boy bands in Asia
November 13, 1971 ~ Yolk, contemporary folk singer Ulla Pirttijärvi-Länsman born in Angeli, Finland ~ Prime promoter of Sami culture, merging traditional jolk music with Western, pop arrangements. Member of Angelin Tytöt. Half a dozen albums to her own name, starting with Honkon Dóhkká released in 1996
November 13, 1970 ~ Tyrone Taylor, commonly known as hip-hop, gangsta rap DJ, rapper, producer Sonny Seeza, born ~ Discovered by Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay. Member of harcore rap group Onyx, best known for their 1993 Billboard top 10 hit Slam. Released his full-length solo debut album, Tytanium, in 2009
November 13, 1969 ~ Pop, rock band the Beach Boys record This Whole World ~ Written by Brian Wilson. Carl Wilson on lead vocals. Included on the 1970 Sunflower album. Used as the B-side of Slip On Through issued in June 1970. Daryl Dragon of future Captain & Tennille-fame was one of the session musicians, playing harpsichord, chimes and bells
November 13, 1967 ~ Pianist Harriet Cohen, full name Harriet Pearl Alice Cohen, passed away in London, UK ~ Sister of singer Myra Verney. Best known for premiering Ralph Vaughan Williams' Piano Concerto. Had compositions written especially for her by renowned composers such as John Ireland, Béla Bartók, Ernest Bloch and extensively by Arnold Bax, being romantically involved with the latter ~ Cohen was born in 1895
November 13, 1963 ~ Pop, rock & roll singer Billy Fury records Do You Really Love Me Too at Decca Studios, London, UK ~ Written by Mark Markan and Ben Raleigh. Originally recorded by Barbara Chandler, featured as the B-side of her I Live To Love released in the UK just a month earlier. Fury's version would be produced by Mike Leander. The single, What Am I Gonna Do as the flipside, reached top 20 in Fury's native UK
November 13, 1963 ~ Country producer Frank Liddell born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ A&R director at Decca Records. Founded the Carnival Music label in the late 1990s. Best known for producing artists such as the Eli Young Band, Miranda Lambert including on the Academy of Country Music Album of the Year award-winning albums Craz Ex-Girlfriend, Revolution and Four The Record, and with Lee Ann Womack, marrying the latter in 1999
November 13, 1961 ~ Candice Caleb, commonly known as blues, jazz singer, songwriter Candye Kane born in Ventura, California, USA ~ Adult film star turned eclectic blues, jazz singer emerging from the 1980s punk rock scene after dropping out of an opera conservatory program. Influenced by Big Maybelle, Ruth Brown, Big Mama Thornton, Etta James, Bessie Smith. Self-released her Burlesque Swing debut album in 1991 and has recorded to a devoted fan-base until the time of her death. Known for songs such as The Toughest Girl Alive, Who Do You Love, 200 Pounds Of Fun, For Your Love, Please Tell Me A Lie, You Need A Great Big Woman and The Lord Was A Woman ~ Caleb passed away in 2016
November 13, 1959 ~ Guitarist, keyboardist, producer, songwriter Simon Hinkler, full name Simon Thomas Hinkler ~ Best known as lead guitarist for Mission during the late 1980s. Previously mentored a young Jarvis Cocker and served as a member, producer of Pulp writing the band's debut single, My Lighthouse and playing several instruments on their 1983 debut album It
November 13, 1958 ~ Singer, songwriter Anita Skorgan born in Gothenburg, Sweden ~ Known for Casanova, Olvier as well as for the Jahn Teigen-duets Adieu and Friendly
November 13, 1958 ~ Antal Lakatos, commonly known as jazz saxophonist Tony Lakatos, born in Budapest, Hungary ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with artists such as Toto Blanke, Uwe Kropinski, Jasper van 't Hof, Wolfgang Haffner, Joanne Brackeen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Al Foster, Billy Hart, Anthony Jackson, Randy Brecker, Kevin Mahogany, George Mraz, the Mingus Big Band, Chris Hinze, Kirk Lightsey, Dusko Gojkovic, Michael Sagmeister, Roberto Magris, Art Farmer, and Kenny Werner
November 13, 1957 ~ Jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger Mark Masters, full name Mark Alton Masters, born in Gary, Indiana, USA ~ Important latter-day big band trumpeter. Acclaimed for the albums Silver Threads Among The Blues, Jimmy Knepper Songbook and Wish Me Well
November 13, 1957 ~ Jazz fusion bassist, songwriter Tetsuo Sakurai born ~ Member of Casiopea. Member of Jimsaku
November 13, 1953 ~ Jazz guitarist Chris Flory born in New York, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Played with Benny Goodman, Ruby Braff, Judy Carmichael, Roy Eldridge, Scott Hamilton, Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Tate, Bob Wilber, and others. Has recorded as a leader since the early 1990s
November 13, 1951 ~ Pianist, composer Nikolai Medtner, full name Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, passed away in London, UK ~ Contemporary of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin. Prolific composer focused on works for piano and to lesser extent violin. Best known for his series of Fairy Tales ~ Medtner was born in 1880
November 13, 1949 ~ Guitarist, singer Roger Steen born ~ Member of the Tubes, best known for White Punks On Dope of the band's eponymous Al Kooper-produced The Tubes album
November 13, 1949 ~ Singer, guitarist Terry Reid born ~ Passed up the opportunity to sing lead for what would become Led Zeppelin, preferring to tour as a support act for Cream's 1968 American tour. Recommended Robert Plant, as well as John Bonham, to Jimmy Page who was putting together the new band. Reid has also performed as an opening act on tours by the Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, and Fleetwood Mac
November 13, 1948 ~ Akiko Yasuda, commonly known as singer, actress Saori Yuki, born in Kiryu, Japan ~ Active since the mid-1960s. Known for songs such as Hitchhike Musume, Yoake No Scaat, Tegami, and others
November 13, 1947 ~ Guitarist, songwriter Toy Caldwell, full name Toy Talmadge Caldwell Jr, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA ~ Lead guitarist, primary songwriter, founding member of the Marshall Tucker Band, which also included his brother Tommy Caldwell. Remained with the band until 1983 ~ Caldwell passed away in 1993
November 13, 1946 ~ Country, Americana, country-rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard born in Soper, Oklahoma, USA ~ Wrote Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother, made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker. Debuted as a solo artist with the Ray Wylie Hubbard & the Cowboy Twinkles in 1976 and has recorded since. Best known for his work in the 1990s, leading to a resurged interest in his earlier work
November 13, 1945 ~ Singer, composer Benny Borg born in Gothenburg, Sweden ~ Known for his association with the Dizzie Tunes and for collaborating with Grethe Kausland on Smating, Norway's entry for the 1972 Eurovision Songfestival
November 13, 1945 ~ Jazz saxophonist Knut Riisnæs born in Oslo, Norway ~ Son of pianist Eline Nygaard Riisnæs. Brother of pianist Anne Eline Riisnæs and saxophonist Odd Riisnæs. Worked with John Scofield, Palle Danielsson, Karin Krog, Egil Kapstad, Terje Rypdal, Torgrim Sollid, Ketil Bjørnstad, Radka Toneff, Laila Dalseth, Pal Thowsen, Kenneth Sivertsen, Sigurd Ulveseth, Helge Hurum, Jens Wendelboe, Kjell Karlsen, Fred Nøddelund, Helge Iberg, Ivar Antonsen, Terje Gewelt, Espen Rud, Ditlef Eckhoff, Peter Wettre, Frode Nymo, and others
November 13, 1944 ~ R&B, soul singer, keyboardist, songwriter Timmy Thomas born in Evansville, Indiana, USA ~ Best known for the self-penned Why Can't We Live Together, which topped the Billboard R&B charts in 1972 and reached top 10 on the pop charts on both sides of the Atlantic. The song would be covered by a wide array of artists including Tinga Stewart, Sade, Joan Osborne, Maria Muldaur, Lucky Peterson, Ronnie Earl, and others. Thomas would record well throughout the 1980s, songs such People Are Changin', What Can I Tell Her and Gotta Give A Little Love (Ten Years After) all reaching top 30 on the Billboard R&B charts ~ Thomas passed away in 2022
November 13, 1942 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter John Hammond Jr born in New York, New York, USA ~ Son of noted record producer John Hammond Sr. Actively recording since the wearly 1960s. Worked with Mike Bloomfield, Dr John, the Nighthawks, and others
November 13, 1940 ~ Annette Kleinbard, commonly known as pop singer Carol Connors, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA ~ Member of the Teddy Bears, singing lead on To Know Is To Love Him which was written by bandmate Phil Spector
November 13, 1940 ~ Janet Ann Polun, commonly known as jazz singer, educator Janet Lawson, born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA ~ Worked with Art Farmer, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Bob Dorough, Duke Ellington, Tommy Flanagan, Sheila Jordan, Barry Harris, Milt Hinton, Eddie Jefferson, Barney Kessel, Dave Liebman, Joe Newman, Rufus Reid, Clark Terry, Ed Thigpen, Cedar Walton, Duke Pearson, David Lahm, and others ~ Polun passed away in 2021
November 13, 1940 ~ Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu, commonly known as rumba, soukous singer, bandleader, songwriter Tabu Ley Rochereau, born in Bagata, Congo ~ Along with Nico Kasanda and Franco Luambo pioneered soukous. Said to have composed over 3,000 songs. Shot to fame in 1956 as member of L'African Jazz singing on the hit Indépendance Cha Cha. Would go on to found the African Fiesta Flash, one of the most successful acts in African music known for songs such as the million-seller Afrika Mokli Mobimba. Formed Afrisa in 1970, continuing his hit streak with compositions such as Sorozo, Kaful Mayay, Aon Aon and Mose Konzo ~ Tabu passed away in 2013
November 13, 1939 ~ Leo Morris, commonly known as drummer Idris Muhammad, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Renowned session musician, starting on Fats Domino's Blueberry Hill. Married Dolores Lala Brooks, member of the Crystals, in 1966. Worked with Ahmad Jamal, Lou Donaldson, Pharoah Sanders, Tete Montoliu, Sam Cooke, Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, Nat Adderley, Eric Alexander, Gene Ammons, George Benson, Walter Bishop Jr, Bobby Broom, Rusty Bryant, George Coleman, Hank Crawford, Paul Desmond, Charles Earland, Grant Green, Johnny Griffin, Roy Hargrove, Benjamin Herman, John Hicks, Andrew Hill, Richard Groove Holmes, Freddie Hubbard, Bobbi Humphrey, Willis Jackson, Ahmad Jamal, Bob James, JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Etta Jones, the Keystone Trio, Rodney Jones, Charles Kynard, Joe Lovano, Johnny Lytle, Harold Mabern, Jimmy McGriff, Tisziji Muñoz, David Fathead Newman, Don Patterson, Ernest Ranglin, John Scofield, Shirley Scott, Dr Lonnie Smith, Melvin Sparks, Leon Spencer, Bob Stewart, Sonny Stitt, Gábor Szabó, Reuben Wilson, Roberto Magris, and others ~ Morris passed away in 2014
November 13, 1938 ~ Producer, guitarist Adrian Barber born in Ilkley, UK ~ Member of the Big Three, known for their 1963 recording Some Other Guy. Best known as a producer, responsible for albums sucn as the Allman Brothers Band's the Allman Brothers Band debut, the Velvet Underground's Loaded, Cream's farewell album Goodbye, the Rascals' The Freedom Suite and See, Buffalo Springfield's Last Time Around, the Bee Gees' Odessa, and Aerosmith's eponymous 1973 Aerosmith debut album
November 13, 1938 ~ Jazz, pop, classical pianist Warren Bernhardt, full name Warren Brooks Bernhardt, born in Wausau, Wisconsin, USA ~ OVer a dozen albums as a leader. First gained attention in the early 1960s working with Paul Winter. Would go on to work with George Benson, Gerry Mulligan, Jeremy Steig. Member of Steps Ahead. Briefly musical director for Steely Dan in the mid-1990s, present on the band's 1995 Alive In America album. Backed Simon & Garfunkel on their 2003 reunion tour. Has also worked with Kenny Burrell, Tim Hardin, Mike Mainieri, Pat Martino, Don McLean, Art Farmer, White Elephant. and others ~ Bernhardt passed away in 2022
November 13, 1932 ~ Pop, country-pop singer, songwriter Dick Flood born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Member of the Country Lads. As a songwriter had his songs covered by artists such as Roy Orbison (Here Comes That Song Again), Anita Bryant, Billy Grammer, Kathy Linden, the Wilburn Brothers (Trouble's Back In Town), Billy Graves, and others
November 13, 1931 ~ Violinist, concertmaster Raymond Gniewek born in East Meadow, New York, USA ~ Married to soprano Judith Blegen. Brother of celesta player Cecilia Brauer. Best known as concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera for 43 years starting in 1957, at the time becoming the youngest person to ever hold the post ~ Gniewek passed away in 2021
November 13, 1928 ~ Hampton Barnett Hawes Jr, commonly known as jazz pianist Hampton Hawes, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Self-taught and by his teens playing with leading West Coast musicians including Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, Art Pepper, Shorty Rogers, and Teddy Edwards. Upon his return from serving in the US Army Hawes formed his own trio with bassist Red Mitchell and Chuck Thompson, later supplemented by guitarist Jim Hall, producing records at the time considered to be some of the finest to come out of the West Coast. Other collaborators of Hawes included Eldridge Freeman, Curtis Fuller, Sahib Shihab, David Amram, Julius Watkins, Addison Farmer, Jerry Segal, Paul Chambers, Larance Marable, Scott LaFaro, Frank Butler, Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Harold Land, Leroy Vinnegar, Stan Levey, Monk Montgomery, Steve Ellington, Chuck Israels, Donald Bailey, Martial Solal, Art Taylor, Donald Bailey, Henry Franklin, Oscar Brashear, Chuck Rainey, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Hadley Caliman, and others ~ Hawes passed away in 1977
November 13, 1925 ~ Double bassist, conductor, composer Paul W Whear, full name Paul William Whear, born in Auburn, Indiana, USA ~ Composed for orchestras, bands, choir, vocal music, chamber music and organ. Had his works performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Philharmonic, the Rochester Civic Orchestra, the US Navy Band, and others ~ Whear passed away in 2021
November 13, 1922 ~ John Lawrence Narz Jr, commonly known as radio personality, TV host, singer Jack Narz, born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA ~ Best known as a radio, TV personality and host. As a singer recorded a sole album, Sing The Folk Hits With Jack Narz, released in 1959 ~ Narz passed away in 2008
November 13, 1921 ~ Jazz double bassist Eddie Calhoun born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA ~ Sideman. Worked with Dick Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Horace Henderson, Johnny Griffin, Roy Eldridge, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Erroll Garner, Norvel Reed, Lennie Capp, the Chicago All-Strs, Willis Jackson, and others ~ Calhoun passed away in 1993
November 13, 1915 ~ Leon Jerry Guthrie, commonly known as Western swing singer Jack Guthrie, born in Olive, Oklahoma, USA ~ Best known for his 1945 hit Oklahoma Hills, a rewritten version of Woody Guthrie's Oklahoma Hills. The two were cousins ~ Guthrie passed away in 1948
November 13, 1915 ~ Actor, singer, songwriter Miguel Aceves Mejía born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico ~ Enjoyed popularity during the golden age of Mexican film. Dubbed “the God of Ranchera” starred in over 60 films and recorded over 1,500 songs. Known for songs such as El Pastor, Se Me Hizo Fácil, Yo Tenia Un Chorro De Voz, Vaya Con Dios, La Malagueña Salerosa, Cuatro Caminos, El Pescado Nadador, and Oh Gran Dios ~ Mejía passed away in 2006
November 13, 1913 ~ Louisa Dupont, commonly known as jazz, blues singer Blue Lu Barker born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Popular during the 1930s and 1940s. Known for songs such as Don't You Feel My Leg, Georgia Grind and Look What Baby's Got For You ~ Dupont passed away in 1998
November 13, 1912 ~ Bandleader, muti-instrumentalist Singleton Palmer born in St Louis, Missouri, USA ~ Active since the late-1920s. Played with Oliver Cobb, Eddie Johnson, Dewey Jackson, George Hudson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Forrest, Big Joe Williams, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Count Basie, and others ~ Palmer passed away in 1993
November 13, 1894 ~ Jazz pianist, bandleader Bennie Moten born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA ~ Known for songs such as Kansas City Shuffle, South, Moten Swing and Prince Of Wails. Worked with Harlan Leonard, Jack Washington, Ed Lewis, Lammar Wright Sr, Count Basie, Walter Page, Jimmy Rushing, and others ~ Moten passed away in 1935
November 13, 1894 ~ Jazz trumpeter Howard McFarlane, full name Howard Osmond McFarlane, born in London, UK ~ Worked with Alex Hyde's the Romance Of Rhythm Orchestra, Bernard Etté, Dajos Béla, the BBC Dance Orchestra, and others ~ McFarlane passed away in 1983
November 13, 1868 ~ Composer Gioachino Rossini passed away in Paris, France ~ Wrote some 40 operas, setting new standard for both comic and serious opera, as well as chamber music and piano pieces. Along with Gaetano Donizetti and Vincenzo Bellini one of the leading composers of the bel canto era. Best known for works such as Otello, L'Italiana In Algeri and most notably The Barber Of Seville ~ Rossini was born in 1792