This Day In Music: November 14
November 13 ~ Birthdays/All ~ November 15
November 14, 2020 ~ Soprano, lyric colaratura singer Eugenia Ratti passed away ~ Active since the mid-1950s. Has worked with the Paris Opera, the Munich State Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Dallas Opera, and other renowned orchestras. Especially known for soubrette roles in works composed by Domenico Cimarosa and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~ Ratti was born in 1933
November 14, 2018 ~ Jazz pianist Masahiro Sayama passed away ~ Active since the early 1970s. Member of Ponta Box. Has also worked with Toshiyuki Honda, Shigeharu Mukai, Kazunori Osaka, and others ~ Sayama was born in 1953
November 14, 2016 ~ Singer, songwriter Holly Dunn, full name Holly Suzette Dunn, passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ~ Country singer with 10 albums to her name. Charting singles since the mid-1980s including Are You Ever Gonna Love Me, You Really Had Me Going, Love Someone Like Me, There Goes My Heart Again (co-written with then unknown Joe Diffie), It's Always Gonna Be Someday, A Heart Full Of Love, and others. Sang with Kenny Rogers on Maybe, with John Michael Montgomery on A Face In The Crowd ~ Dunn was born in 1957
November 14, 2014 ~ TV, producer, songwriter Glen A Larson passed away in Santa Monica, California, USA ~ Best known as a TV producer responsible for hit shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI and Knight Rider. As a musician known as an original member of folk revival, satire group the Four Preps, scoring hits with 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) and Big Man in the late 1950s, both co-written by Larson ~ Larson was born in 1937
November 14, 2012 ~ Reggae bassist, guitarist Bertram Ranchie McLean passed away ~ Noted Jamaican studio, session musician active from the 1970s through the 1990s. Released an occasional solo recording from time to time, most notably the single Toy. Worked with many of reggae's greatest incuding Ansel Collns, Lloyd Parks, Sly Dunbar, the Impact All-Stars, the Revolutionaries, Skin Flesh & Bone, Earth & Stone, Culture, Jimmy Cliff (wrote Rub-a-dub Partner), the Clarendonians, the GG All-Stars, Sadao Watanabe, Burning Spear, I-Roy, the Meditations, and others ~ McLean was born ca.1948
November 14, 2012 ~ Fiddler Martin Fay passed away in Dublin, Ireland ~ Founding member of the Chieftains. Retired from the band in 2002 for health reasons ~ Fay was born in 1936
November 14, 2011 ~ Alan Moffatt, commonly known as folk singer, guitarist, songwriter Jackie Leven, passed away ~ First gained attention as co-founding and sole constant member of new wave outfit Doll By Doll. After the band disbanded in the early 1980s has recorded extensively as a solo artist with well over a dozen albums to his name. Best known for his 1994 The Mystery Of Love Is Greater Than The Mystery Of Death album ~ Leven was born in 1950
November 14, 2011 ~ Songwriter Lee Pockriss, full name Lee Julian Pockriss, passed away in Bridgewater, Connecticut, USA ~ In-demand songwriter of the 1950s and 1960s, with several soundtracks and Broadway shows to his name. Perhaps best known for co-writing Perry Como's Catch A Falling Star, Brian Hyland's Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini and the Cuff Links' Tracy with regular collaborator Paul Vance. Others who have recorded his songs include Jerry Vale, Johnny Mathis, Anita Bryant (My Little Corner Of The World), Dodie Stevens, Shelley Fabares (Johnny Angel), Frankie Laine, the Rooftop Singers, Clint Holmes (Playground In My Mind), and others ~ Pockriss was born in 1924
November 14, 2006 ~ Heavy metal, groove metal guitarist, songwriter Doug Harrington passed away ~ Key member of Defiance, writing or co-writing the bulk of the band's material. After the band disbanded in 1993 formed Inner Threshold with Heathen-singer Dave White and bandmates Jim Adams and Mike Kaufmann ~ Harrington was born in 1966
November 14, 2004 ~ Conductor, composer, arranger Michel Colombier passed away in Santa Monica, California, USA ~ Known for co-writing Messe Pour Le Temps Present with Pierre Henry ~ Colombier was born in 1939
November 14, 1994 ~ Christian rock, pop, jazz, classical pianist Mark Smith born ~ Has worked with Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin, Alexandre Tharaud, Steven Curtis Chapman, CB Church, Jordan Rudess, David Wray, Evegeny Kissin, and others
November 14, 1993 ~ Tyree Lamar Pittman, commonly known as producer, rapper, label executive Young Chop, born in Chicago, Illinois ~ First gained serious attention producing Chief Keef's hits I Don't Like, Love Sosa and 3Hunna
November 14, 1992 ~ Saxophonist, flutist George Adams passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Roy Haynes, Don Pullen, Phalanx, Cameron Brown, Dannie Richmond, Gil Evans, Craig Harris, Roy Haynes, Cecil McBee, and others ~ Adams was born in 1940
November 14, 1992 ~ Jazz trumpeter, bandleader Teddy Riley passed away ~ Son of New Orleans bandleader, trumpeter Amos Riley. Worked with Louis Cottrell Jr, Fats Domino, Champion Jack Dupree, the Dooky Chase Orchestra, the Onward Brass Band, the Olympia Brass Band, and others. Performed until a couple of weeks before his death ~ Riley was born in 1924
November 14, 1989 ~ Cornetist Wild Bill Davison passed away in Santa Barbara, California, USA ~ Dubbed “Wild Bill ” for his heavy drinking and womanizing. Best known for his association with Eddie Condon. Also worked with Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher, Sidney Bechet, Pee Wee Russell, and others ~ Davison was born in 1906
November 14, 1984 ~ Reggae singer, producer Keith Hudson passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Helped develop dub music. Worked with Dennis Alcapon, Ken Boothe, Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis, Bunny Gale, John Holt, Big Youth, the Soul Syndicate, Carlton Barrett, and others ~ Hudson was born ca.1946
November 14, 1984 ~ Singer Marija Serifovic born in Kragujevc, Yugoslavia ~ Internationally best known for winning the 2007 Eurovision Songfestival for Serbia with the song Molitva written by Vladimir Graić and Sasa Milosevic Mare
November 14, 1982 ~ Torrence Ivy Hatch Jr, commonly known as rapper Lil' Boosie or Boosie Badazz, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA ~ Best known as vocalist on Baby Boy da Prince's The Way I Live and on Webbie's Independent. As a solo artist known for songs such as Wipe Me Down. Has also worked with Yung Joc, Jeezy, Kiara, Sean Kingston, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Tyga, Kodak Black, and others
November 14, 1981 ~ Pop, contemporary Christian singer Joy Williams born in Mount Hermon, California, USA ~ Cites Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack, Portishead as inluences. Debuted with the eponymous Joy Williams album in 2001. Formed the duo the Civil Wars with John Paul White from 2009 to 2014
November 14, 1980 ~ Bernard Guerin, commonly known as jazz double bassist Beb Guerin, passed away in Paris, France ~ Worked with Sonny Criss, Jacques Coursil, François Tusques, Alan Silva, Claude Delcloo, Steve Lacy, Sunny Murray, Sonny Sharrock, Archie Shepp, Alan Shorter, Clifford Thornton, Michel Portal ~ Guérin was born in 1941
November 14, 1980 ~ Pop punk drummer, percussionist, singer Matt Brann born in Ajax, Canada ~ Best known as drummer for Avril Lavigne. Co-wrote Lavigne's Freak Out of her sophomore Under My Skin released in 2004. Has also worked with the Operation MD, which also includes high school classmate Jason McCaslin
November 14, 1980 ~ Michael W Eagle II, commonly known as rapper, comedian Open Mike Eagle, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Member of hip-hop collective Project Blowed. Has also worked with Thirsty Fish, the Swim Team, Cavanaugh. Over half a dozen albums to his name as a solo artist, starting with Unapologetic Art Rap released in 2010
November 14, 1979 ~ Shyheim Dionel Franklin,. mononymously known as rapper, actor Shyheim, born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Debuted at age 16 with his AKA The Rugged Child album in 1994, which spawned the hit single On & On. Would go on to become a regular collaborator of the Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man and Ghostface Killah
November 14, 1978 ~ Pianist, bandleader Lou Preager passed away ~ Worked with Eugene Pini, Billy Reid, Paul Rich, Edna Kaye, Rita Williams, Elisabeth Welch, and others ~ Preager was born in 1906
November 14, 1975 ~ Drummer Travis Barker, full name Travis Landon Barker, born in Fontana, California, USA ~ Dubbed “punk's first superstar drummer” by Rolling Stone. Best known as drummer for rock band Blink-182, reaching mainstream succes with their 1999 Enema Of The State album which spawned the hits What's My Age Again, All The Small Things and Adam's Song. Barker is also an in-demand collaborator. Formed the duo TRV$DJAM with DJ AM. Formed the rock bands 44 and Box Car Racer. Has also worked with the Aquabats, ANTEMASQUE, Expensive Taste, the Transplants, and others. Released his Give The Drummer Some solo album in 2011
November 14, 1973 ~ Club, dance, R&B singer Adina Howard born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA ~ Rose to fame during the mid-1990s with her album Do You Wanna Ride, spawning the hit single Freak Like Me. Also known for songs such as What's Love Got To Do With It featuring Warren G, Freak And U Know It, Nasty Grind, Freaks featuring Play 'n Skillz & Krayzie Bone, T-Shirt & Panties featuring Jamie Foxx
November 14, 1972 ~ Douglas Payne Jr, commonly known as bassist, singer Dougie Payne, born in Glasgow, UK ~ Best known as bassist, backing vocalist of Scottish pop-rock band Travis. Ocassional lead vocalist such as on Little Bit Of Soul and The Distance. Songwriter responsible for tracks such as The Score, Know Nothing, Colder and Something Anything. The latter, taken from the band's 6th studio album, would be the band's first single not written by Fran Healey
November 14, 1972 ~ Malik Abdul-Basit Smart, commonly known as rapper Malik B, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Co-founding member of the Roots, present on the band's first four albums. Has also recorded as a solo artist and collaborated with the Beard Gang and Mr Green ~ Basit passed away in 2020
November 14, 1972 ~ Country singer, guitarist, songwriter Will Hoge born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Drew attention in the 1990s through constant touring leading to a record deal with Atlantic Records in the early 2000s, who rereleased his 2001 Caroussel followed by the underpromoted Blackbird On A Lonely Wire in 2003. Perhaps best known for You Make Me Happy, used as the theme song to the sitcom Still Standing, aired on CBS from 2002 through 2006. Has guested on recordings by Shinedown, David Nail, Amy Grant. Songs written by Hoge have been recorded by the Eli Young Band, Ted Russell Kamp and notably Lady Antebellum (Better Off (Now That You're Gone))
November 14, 1971 ~ Keyboardist, drummer Nordvargr, full name Henrik Nordvargr Bjorkk, born in Sweden ~ Has worked with Maschinenzimmer 412, Tim Bertilsson, Pouppée Fabrikk, Naer Mataron, and others
November 14, 1970 ~ Rock, indie rock, power pop, alternative rock singer, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, drummer, songwriter Brendan Benson born in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA ~ Over half a dozen albums as a solo artist, starting with One Mississippi released in 1996. Served as producer for the Greenhornes, Nice Device, the Mood Elevator, Whirlwind Heat, and others. Member of indie rock supergroup the Raconteurs, which also included Jack White
November 14, 1969 ~ Jazz cornetist, bandleader Johnny Bayersdorffer passed away ~ Popular 1920s bandleader. Also worked with Happy Schilling and Tony Parenti ~ Bayersdorffer was born in 1899
November 14, 1968 ~ Jazz saxophonist Hilton Jefferson passed away ~ Best known for leading Cab Calloway's saxophone section from 1940 through 1949. Had previously worked with Claude Hopkins, Chick Webb, Fletcher Henderson, and mcKinney's Cotton Pickers. After Calloway worked with Duke Ellington before retiring from music ~ Jefferson was born in 1903
November 14, 1967 ~ Massimo Pezzali, commonly known as pop singer, songwriter Max Pezzali, born in Pavia, Italy ~ Lead singer and primary songrwriter of pop rock band 883. The band is known for songs such as Non Me La Menare, Sei Un Mito and Come Mai, all of which topped the charts in the band's native Italy. Ventured out on his own after the band disbanded, releasing his Il mondo Insieme A Te in 2004, going on to become one of italy's most popular singers
November 14, 1967 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Nina Gordon, full name Nina Rachel Gordon Shapiro, born in Chicago, Illinois ~ Co-founding member of Veruca Salt present on the band's first two albums 1994's American Thighs and 1997's Eight Arms To Hold You. Wrote the band's hit singles Seether and Volcano Girls. Released her solo debut, Tonight And The Rest Of My Life, in 2000 which also featured Veruca bandmate and brother Jim Shapiro. Rejoined Veruca Salt in 2015
November 14, 1966 ~ Conductor Charles Hazlewood born ~ Conducted a wide array of orchestras including the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchesta, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Hazlewood has collaborated with a host of musicians from outside classical music such as Squarepusher, Goldie, Wyclef Jean, Labrinth, Adrian Utley, Jason Yarde, Will Gregory, Andy Sheppard, Graham Fitkin, Jarvis Cocker, and others
November 14, 1965 ~ Singer, actress Jeanette Jurado, full name Jeanette Livier, born in Pico Rivera, California, USA ~ Best known as member of Exposé, alongside Ann Curless, Gioia Bruno and later Kelly Moneymaker. Sang lead on songs such as Come Go With Me, Point Of No Return and Seasons Change
November 14, 1965 ~ Indie pop, indie rock singer Stuart A Staples, full name Stuart Ashton Staples, born in Basford, UK ~ Lead singer, guitarist of critics darling indie rock outfit the Tindersticks. The band is especially acclaimed for their first two albums, 1993's Tindersticks and 1995's Tindersticks II. Following the band's initial disbandement Staples has fronted Asphalt Ribbons, recorded as a solo artist and composed a number of soundtracks
November 14, 1964 ~ Producer, rapper Joseph Simmons, full name Joseph Ward Simmons, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Founding member of Run-DMC, known for songs such as Walk This Way, You Be Illin', It's Like That featuring Jason Nevins and others
November 14, 1964 ~ Guitarist, bassist, mandolinist, drummer Nic Dalton, full name Nicholas James Dalton, born in Canberra, Australia ~ Best known as member of the Plunderers, Sneeze and Godstar. Has also worked with Ratcat, the Hummingbirds and toured with American alternative rock outfit the Lemonheads
November 14, 1963 ~ Rock, grunge drummer Aaron Burckhard born in Oakland, California, USA ~ Original drummer of Nirvana, remaining with the band through late 1987 succeeded by Dale Crover. Only appears on some tracks of With The Lights Out, a box set released in 2004 consisting of previously unreleased recordings
November 14, 1963 ~ Guitarist, singer, songwriter Jeff Holdsworth born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Founding member of rock band Phish. Wrote the concert favorites Possum and Camel Walk. Left the band in 1986 shortly before the band recorded their The White Tape debut album
November 14, 1962 ~ Pop, rock & roll singer Billy Fury records Like I've Never Been Gone at Decca Studios, London, UK ~ Written by Paul Hampton and Camille Monte. Recorded by country singer Chase Webster earlier the same year. Fury's single, paired with What Do You Think You're Doing Of on the flipside, would reach UK top 10
November 14, 1962 ~ Singer, songwriter Bob Dylan records Mixed-Up Confusion at Columbia Recording Studio, New York, New York ~ Self-penned. Produced by John Hammond Jr. Recorded with an electric band consisting of George Barnes and Bruce Langthorne on guitars, Dick Wellstood piano, Gene Ramey bass, Herbie Lovelle drums. The song would serve as Dylan's first single b/w Corinna Corinna released the following December. Only the B-side would be included on Dylan's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan sophomore album, making it the only electric track on the otherwise acoustic album
November 14, 1962 ~ Bassist Charlie Angus, full name Charles Joseph Angus, born in Timmins, Canada ~ Founded punk band L'Étranger with Andrew Cash, known best for their anti-apartheid song One People. Co-founded alternative folk group Grievous Angels. Member of Parliament for the NDP since 2004
November 14, 1961 ~ Antonio González Flores, commonly known as rock, pop, flamenco singer, guitarist, pianist, actor Antonio Flores, born in Madrid, Spain ~ Brother of singers Lolita Flores and Rosario Flores. Best known for Cosas Mias, his fourth and final album released in 1995. His previous albums had been commercially unsuccessful yet in hindsight Flores would posthumously be acclaimed as one of Spain's most influential artists ~ Flores passed away in 1995
November 14, 1961 ~ Pop, rock & roll singer Billy Fury records I'd Never Find Another You at Decca Studios, London, UK ~ Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Previously recorded by Tony Orlando, released earlier the same year. Paired with Sleepless Nights on the B-side the single would reach top 10, making it Fury's second Orlando-cover, the previous one being Halfway To Paradise also written by Goffin & King, to do so
November 14, 1959 ~ Blues, jazz drummer Al Wichard, full name Albert Wichard, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Worked with the Bihari Brothers, Illinois Jacquet, John Brown, Arthur Dennis, Bill Doggett, Ulysses Livingston, Charles Mingus, King Fleming, William Brother Woodman, Wilbert Baraham, Buddy Harper, Addison Farmer, George Vann, Oscar Lee Bradley, Wynonie Harris, Jimmy Witherspoon, Gal Friday, Mitchell Tiny Webb, Chuck Norris, Frank Sleet, Ben Webster, Jay McShann, Maxwell Davis, Buddy Floyd, Gene GIlbeaux, Big Duke Henderson, Hoagy Carmichael, Gene Phillips, Lloyd Glenn, Marshal Royal, Jake Porter, Jack McVea, Smokey Hogg, Hadda Brooks, Bill Davis, Teddy Bunn, Red Callender, James von Streeter, Nat Meels, Walter Henry, Hampton Hawes, Shifty Henry, Herman Pattus, Wynona Carr, Brother Joe May, Little Willie Littlefield, and others ~ Wichard was born ca.1919
November 14, 1959 ~ Opera, blues singer Valerie Wellington born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Opera singer switched to blues. Worked with Sunnyland Slim, Billy Branch, Magic Slim, Lee Shot Williams, Carlos Johnson, and others
November 14, 1956 ~ Folk, blues, sertanejo, chamamé, guarania singer, violist, guitarist, songwriter, actor Almir Sater, full name Almir Eduardo Melke Sater, born in Campo Grande, Brazil ~ Influenced by Tião Carreiro & Pardinho, Tonico & Tinoco and Délia & Delinha. First gained attention in 1980 when Sergio Reis recorded his composition Sonhos Guaranis. Would release his Estradeiro solo debut album the following year and has recorded to critical acclaim since. Especially acclaimed for the 2018 AR album, a collaborative effort with Renato Teixeira
November 14, 1954 ~ Guitarist, singer Anson Funderburgh born in Plano, Texas, USA ~ Frontman of energetic blues-rock outfit Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets. Also worked with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, appearing on their 1981 Butt-rockin' album
November 14, 1954 ~ Yiannis Chryssomallis, commonly known as keyboardist, producer, songwriter Yanni, born in Kalamata, Greece ~ Draws from numerous genres including jazz, classical, soft rock and world music. Best known for his 1994 Live At The Acropolis album, reportedly one of the all-time best-selling concert albums. Has had well over a dozen albums chart the Billboard New Age album charts
November 14, 1952 ~ John Antonopoulos, commonly known as rock, jazz, blues guitarist Johnny A, born in Malden, Massachusetts, USA ~ Rose to local fame in the Boston area in the 1970s with his band the Streets, known for singles such as What Gives. The band would also serve as support act for artists such as Aerosmith and Bob Seger. Would go on to front the bands Hidden Secret and Hearts On Fire in the 1980s, again reaching local succes. Sessioned throughout the 1990 with Mingo Lewis, Delaney & Bonnie and Bobby Whitlock. Guitarist and musical director for former the J Geils Band-frontman Peter Wolf, co-produced the latter's 1996 Long Line album. Has recorded as a solo artist since the late 1990s
November 14, 1951 ~ Bassist Alec John Such born ~ Member of Bon Jovi from its inception in 1983 through 1994. Present on the band's best-known including the 1987 Slippery When Wet album which would go on to sell over 20 million copies and spawn the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits You Give Love A Bad Name, Livin' On A Prayer and Wanted Dead Or Alive ~ Such passed away in 2022
November 14, 1951 ~ Pop rock, glam rock drummer Barry Brandt ~ Drummer of Angel from 1975 to 1981, rejoining on occasion. The band was discovered by Kiss guitarist Gene Simmons and known for their androgynous image. Slammed by rock critics and ridiculized by Frank Zappa in the song Punky's Whips, the band never achieved mass commercial succes but enjoyed a cult following
November 14, 1951 ~ Metal, hard rock drummer Frankie Banali born in New York, New York, USA ~ Best known as member of Quiet Riot. Has also worked with WASP, Billy Idol, Faster Pussycat, Steppenwolf, the Vic Vergeat Band, Billy Thorpe, Kuni, Alex Masi, Heavy Bones, Blackthorne, Juliet, and others ~ Banali passed away in 2020
November 14, 1951 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Stephen Bishop, full name Earl Stephen Bishop, born in San Diego, California, USA ~ Known for songs such as On And On, It Might Be You and Save It For A Rainy Day
November 14, 1950 ~ Country, folk singer Colleen Peterson born in Canada ~ Member of 3's A Crowd. Member of Quartette. Solo artist. Cast in Canadian 1970 production of Hair. Also worked with Charlie Daniels Band, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Waits, Ry Cooder, Waylon Jennings, Roger Miller, Janie Fricke, Marty Stuart. As a songwriter had her work recorded by Anne Murray, Ronnie Propher and by Sylvia Tyson ~ Peterson passed away in 1996
November 14, 1950 ~ Rock, pop guitarist Leo van de Ketterij born in Vlissingen, the Netherlands ~ Best known as member of Shocking Blue in 1970 and 1971 succeeding Robbie van Leeuwen. Has also worked with the Flying Arrows, Flarth, Universal Delight, Minisink Townhouse, the Cave, and with the L&C Band, the latter also including his wife singer Cindy Tamo ~ Van de Ketterij passed away in 2021
November 14, 1949 ~ Rock, progressive rock guitarist James Young, full name James Vincent Young, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Co-founding member of Styx. Young is sometimes referred to “the Godfather of Styx”. Wrote songs such Miss America and Snowblind. Released a number of solo albums after the band's initial break-up, starting with 1985's City Slicker featuring Jan Hammer
November 14, 1949 ~ Latin pop, easy listening pianist Raúl Di Blasio born in Zapala, Argentina ~ Has worked with Richard Clayderman, Tomey Sellars, Alejandro Fernández, José José, Armando Manzanero, Julio Iglesias, Juan Gabriel, José Feliciano, the London Symphony Orchestra, Wendy Pedersen, and others
November 14, 1947 ~ Singer, accordionist Stanley Dural, commonly known as Buckwheat Zydeco, born in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA ~ One of the few zydeco artists to achieve lasting mainstream success. Started in 1950s backing artists such as Joe Tex, Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Clifton Chenier. Known for collaborations with a wide array of artists including Eric Clapton, U2, the Boston Pops, Yo La Tengo, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Trombone Shorty, JJ Grey, Steve Berlin, and others ~ Dural passed away in 2016
November 14, 1945 ~ Singer, guitarist Jim Boyes born in Bridlington, UK ~ One third of vocal folk trio Coope Boyes & Simpson, alongside Barry Coope and Lester Simpson. Also worked with Swan Arcade and with supergroup Blue Murder
November 14, 1944 ~ Singer Frank Sinatra records If You Are But A Dream ~ Written by Moe Jaffe, Jack Fulton, Nat Bonx. Recorded by Sinatra for Colombia Records with arrangement by Axel Stordahl. First released as the B-side to White Christmas on a 78rpm recording, reaching the top 10 later the same year. Later also recorded by Vic Damone, Duke Ellington, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Etta Jones, Ray Price, Della Reese, and others
November 14, 1944 ~ Jazz pianist George Cables, full name George Andrew Cables, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Over 30 albums as a leader. Member of Bebop & Beyond. Member of the Cookers. Has also worked with Art Blakey, the Deardorf-Peterson Group, Laurie Antonioli, Chico Freeman, Dexter Gordon, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, and extensively with Art Pepper
November 14, 1944 ~ Singer Scherrie Payne born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Best known as lead singer of Glass House, known best for their 1969 single Crumbs Off The Table. Subsequently a member of the Supremes from 1973 through 1977, notably present on songs such as He's My Man and It's All Been Said Before and modest disco hits such as You're My Driving Wheel, Love I Never Knew You Could Feel So Good and I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking
November 14, 1943 ~ Songwriter, arranger Jean-Claude Petit born in Vaires-sur-Marne, France ~ Arranged for Erick Saint-Laurent, Christine Pilzer and Monique Thubert in he 1960s. Arranged strings for Mink DeVille's Le Chat Bleu album. Also worked with Pierre Delanoë, Toto Cutugno, Vito Pallavicinio, Mireille Mathieu, Jack Arel, and with Jean-Claude Pascal
November 14, 1942 ~ Classical cellist Natalia Gutman, full name Natalia Grigoryevna Gutman, born in Kazan, Russia ~ Married to violinist Oleg Kagan, with whom she has also worked. Known for recording Dmitry Shostakovich's Cello Concerto and Antonín Dvorák's Cello Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Has performed with numerous renowned orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and others
November 14, 1938 ~ R&B singer Cornell Gunter was born in Coffeyville, Kansas, USA ~ Original member of the Platters, leaving the band in 1953 to join the Flairs. Has also toured with Dinah Washington, was a member of the Coasters, and recorded a handful of solo singles in the late 1950s and early 1960s ~ Gunter passed away in 1990
November 14, 1937 ~ Singer, songwriter Joe Billingslea, full name Joseph Billingslea Jr, born in Hamtramck, Michigan, USA ~ Lead singer, founding member of the Contours, known for their 1962 hit Do You Love Me. It would become Motown's first million-seller
November 14, 1936 ~ Blues harpist, bassist Carey Bell born in Macon, Mississippi, USA ~ Worked with Earl Hooker, Robert Nighthawk, Lowell Fulson, Eddie Taylor, Louisiana Red, Lurrie Bell, Jimmy Dawkins, Lovie Lee, Royal Johnson, Muddy Waters, the Chicago Blues All-Stars, Junior Wells, James Cotton, Billy Branch, Carl Weathersby, Scott Cable, Bob Stroger, John Lee Hooker, Bob Degen, David Honeyboy Edwards, Lazy Lester, Raful Neal, Snooky Pryor, the Wentus Blues Band, and others ~ Bell passed away in 2007
November 14, 1936 ~ Frederick Garrity, commonly known as singer Freddie Garrity, born in Crumpsall, UK ~ Fronted Freddie & the Dreamers, known for a string of mid-1960s hits including If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody, I'm Telling You Now and You Were Made For Me ~ Garrity passed away in 2006
November 14, 1936 ~ Singer James Gilreath born near Prairie, Mississippi, USA ~ Best known for Little Band Of Gold, a hit in 1963 ~ Gilreath passed away in 2003
November 14, 1936 ~ Joseph Johnson Jr, commonly known as drummer Smokey Johnson, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Learned trombone as a child. Switched to drums at age 12. Worked with James Sugarboy Crawford, Dave Bartholomew, Earl King, Wardell Quezergue, Professor Longhair (including on the classic recording Big Chief), Snooks Eaglin, Fats Domino, and others. Co-wrote It Ain't My Fault, a New Orleans classic recorded by the Olympia Brass Band, the Rebirth Brass Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Treme Brass Band, Charmaine Neville, Milton Batiste, Shane Theriot, the Young Olympians, the Ambrosia Brass Band, David Roe, Cole Prior Stevens, and others, and sampled by Silkk The Shocker, Mystikal, Mariah Carey, and others ~ Johnson passed away in 2015
November 14, 1934 ~ Singer Al Bowlly, backed by Ray Noble & Orchestra, records Isle Of Capri at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK ~ A tango foxtrot written by Wilhelm Grosz and Jimmy Kennedy. Released the following November it would reach top of the pop charts in the US. Other early versions included recordings by Lew Stone with Nat Gonella, Gracie Fields, Freddy Martin with Elmer Feldkamp, and Wingy Manone. Over the years the song would also be covered by Frankie Laine, the Gaylords, Frank Sinatra, Fats Domino, and others
November 14, 1934 ~ Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr, full name Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Patriarch of the Marsalis family, father of Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Delfeayao Marsalis and Jason Marsalis. Worked with Ed Blackwell, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Al Hirt, David Fathead Newman, Eddie Harris, Marcus Roberts, Courtney Pine, Irvin Mayfield, Kermit Ruffins, Dave Young, Steve Masakowski, Michael Caine, Rich Matteson, Cornell Dupree, Art Tatum, Harry Connick Jr, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Harold Battiste, Gerald Wilson, Wessell Anderson, Jimmy Cobb, Snooks Eaglin, David Benoit, Irma Thomas, Scotty Barnhart, and others ~ Marsalis passed away in 2020
November 14, 1932 ~ Robert C Thomas, commonly known as jazz drummer Bobby Thomas born in Newark, New Jersey, USA ~ Worked with the Montgomery Brothers, Wes Montgomery, Gigi Gryce, Junior Mance, Illinois Jacquet, Roland Hanna, Hubert Laws, Don Ellis, Wayne Shorter, Richard Williams, Richard Davis, Dorothy Ashby, Clark Terry, John Patton, Ray Barretto, Randall Hicks, Clifford Jordan, Carmen McRae, Herbie Mann, Cy Coleman, Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Ray Charles, Jimmy Heath, Gloria Lynn, Charles Aznavour, Frank Wess, Dionne Warwick, Joe Williams, Lionel Hampton, Gerry Mulligan, Paul Desmond, Oliver Jones, Billy Taylor, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Eddie Harris, Dave Pike, and others ~ Thomas passed away in 2013
November 14, 1932 ~ Composer, producer Tsuneo Fukuhara born ~ Adoptive son of composer, producer Fukuhari Choki. Considered a pioneer in fusing traditional Okinawan music with elements from a wide array of genres including classical music, R&B, and bossa nova. Active since the early 1960s has written over an estimated 500 songs, including his best known Bashofu notably covered by Rimi Natsukawa, Tokiko Kato, and others ~ Fukuhara passed away in 2022
November 14, 1930 ~ Saxophonist Jay Migliori born in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Best known as co-founding member of Supersax, a tribute band to Charlie Parker. In-demand sideman and session musician, active since the early 1950s. Present on albums by Woody Herman, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lou Rawls (Black And Blue), the Righteous Brothers, the Beach Boys (Pet Sounds), Richard Groove Holmes, Paul Revere & the Raiders, the Everly Brothers, Nat Adderley, Harry Nilsson, Loudon Wainwright III (Unrequited), Leonard Cohen, the Manhattan Transfer, and Frank Zappa ~ Migliori passed away in 2001
November 14, 1926 ~ Composer Johannes Fehring born in Vienna, Austria ~ Composer known for scoring the soundtracks to films such as The Emperor's Ball, Dance With Me Into The Morning and The Call Of The Forest ~ Fehring passed away in 2004
November 14, 1921 ~ Farnesio Dutra e Silva, commonly known as jazz, pop pianist, singer, composer Dick Farney, born ~ Brazilian crooner popular from the 1940s throught the 1970s. Has worked with the Ferreira Filho Orchestra, Eduardo Patane, Slam Stewart, Paul Baron, Lucio Alves, Lenny Andrade, Claudette Soares, and others ~ Silva passed away in 1987
November 14, 1919 ~ Giovanni Alfredo de Simone, commonly known as singer Johnny Desmond, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ As a solo artist known for songs such as Guilty, The Picnic Song, Because Of You, Woman, and Play Me Hearts And Flowers (I Wanna Cry). Also worked with Bob Crosby (You Forgot About Me, Do You Care), Glenn Miller, Don Cornwell, Alan Dale, and others ~ De Simone passed away in 1985
November 14, 1917 ~ Steel guitarist Noel Boggs born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA ~ Steel guitar, lap steel guitar virtuoso. Credited with helping popularize the electric steel guitar. Member of Bob Wills backing unit the Texas Playboys including on hits such as Roly Poly and Stay A Little Longer. Has also worked with Hank Penny, Jimmy Wakely, Spade Cooley, and others ~ Boggs passed away in 1974
November 14, 1916 ~ Jazz stride pianist Don Ewell born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA ~ Worked with artists such as Sidney Bechet, Kid Ory, George Lewis, George Brunies, Muggsy Spanier, Bunk Johnson, and others ~ Ewell passed away in 1983
November 14, 1915 ~ Jazz guitarist Billy Bauer, full name William Henry Bauer, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with Jerry Wald, Carl Hoff, Woody Herman, the First Herd, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Chubby Jackson, Bill Harris, Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, Tony Aless, George Barnes, Al Caiola, Harry Carney, Helen Carroll, Al Cohn, Cozy Cole, Tommy Dorsey, Bobby Hackett, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Hasselgard, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, JJ Johnson, Beverly Kenney, Big Miller, Chico O'Farrill, Seldon Powell, Barry Ulanov, Charlie Ventura, Ben Webster, Cootie Williams, and others ~ Bauer passed away in 2005
November 14, 1915 ~ Swing, jazz, traditional pop singer Martha Tilton, full name Martha Ellen Tilton, born in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA ~ Best remembered for her 1939 recording of And The Angels Sing with Benny Goodman ~ Tilton passed away in 2006
November 14, 1914 ~ Singer, guitarist Ken Carson born in Coalgate, Oklahoma, USA ~ Early member of the Sons Of The Pioneers, present on recordings such as Tumbling Tumbleweeds and Cool Water ~ Carson passed away in 1994
November 14, 1910 ~ Singer, songwriter, revue performer, theater director Jens Book-Jenssen, full name Jens Peter Book Jennsen, born in Bærum, Norway ~ Recorded prolifically in the 1930s and 1940s with some 400 recordings to his name including Lysene Tennes Der Hjemme, En Litten Gyllen Ring, De Lyse Netters Melodi. Toured extensively throughout the 1970s ~ Book-Jenssen passed away in 1999
November 14, 1905 ~ Blues singer, guitarist John Henry Barbee born in Henning, Tennessee, USA ~ As a solo artist best known Six Weeks Old Blues and God Knows I Can't Help It. Worked with Big Joe Williams, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Willie Dixon, Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf, and others ~ Barbee passed away in 1964
November 14, 1904 ~ Jazz pianist Art Hodes, full name Arthur W Hodes, born in Nikoliev, Russia ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Sidney Bechet, Joe Marsala, Mezz Mezzrow, Louis Armstrong, Wingy Manone, Gene Krupa, Muggsy Spanier, Albert Nicholas, Wild Bill Davison, Vic Dickenson, and others ~ Hodes passed away in 1993
November 14, 1904 ~ Singer, actor Dick Powell, full name Richard Ewing Powell, born in Mountain View, Arkansas, USA ~ Best known as an actor, including singing in some musical comedies. Sang I Only Have Eyes For You in the 1934 film Dames. Ventured into directing by the 1950s, making his debut as a director with Split Second, released in 1953 ~ Powell passed away in 1963
November 14, 1902 ~ Traditional pop, folk singer Carlo Buti born in Florence, Italy ~ As a boy paid by other men to serenade their girlfriends. Actively recording since the 1930s with over 1,500 songs to his name. Dubbed “the Golden Voice of Italy”, compared to Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra ~ Buti passed away in 1963
November 14, 1901 ~ Singer Morton Downey, full name John Morton Downey, born in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA ~ Major influence on the Ink Spots-singer Bill Kenny. Dubbed “the Irish Nightingale” enjoyed his greatest success during the 1920s and 1930s. Best known for his 1929 hit I'll Always Be In Love With You, later covered by numerous artists including Nat Gonella, Mel Tormé, Georgia Gibbs, Count Basie, Vera Lynn, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lloyd Price, Eddy Arnold, and others ~ Downey passed away in 1985
November 14, 1900 ~ Composer, conductor Aaron Copland born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Revered contemporary composer, best known for Appalachian Spring, Fanfare For The Common Man and Third Symphony ~ Copland passed away in 1990
November 14, 1719 ~ Composer, violinist Leopold Mozart, full name Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, born in Augsburg, Germany ~ Best known as father and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and as author, his violin textbook Versuch Einer Gründlichen Violinschule published in 1756. Sacrificed his own career to promote his son's yet several works, notably Toy Symphony, remain popular ~ Mozart passed away in 1787