This Day In Music: November 19
November 18 ~ Birthdays/All ~ November 20
November 19, 2022 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Danny Kalb passed away ~ Co-founding member of Blues Project remaining with the band through 1967, rejoining in 1969. Merging blues, R&B, jazz, psychedelia and folk-rock the band is best known for their 1966 Projections sophomore album, its highlight being an 11-minute Muddy Waters-cover Two Trains Runnin' featuring Kalb on guitar and lead vocals ~ Kalb was born in 1942
November 19, 2021 ~ Progressive rock, post-prog singer, keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, mandolinist, percussionist David Longdon passed away ~ Best known as lead singer of progressive rock band Big Big Train, joining the band in 2009 and first appearing on the acclaimed The Underfall Yard album. As a solo artist known for the 2004 Wild River album. Has also worked with Louis Philippe, the Tangent, the Charlatans, Dave Kerzner, and others ~ Longdon was born in 1965
November 19, 2021 ~ Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby, commonly known as punk rock, glam punk, hard rock, heavy metal singer, guitarist, songwriter Hank von Hell, passed away ~ Frontman, lead singer of Turbonegro starting in 1993, merging glam rock, punk rock and hard rock first achieving international recognition in the mid- to late 1990s. Especially known for their 1998 The Apocalypse Dudes. Husby was known for his theatrical stage presence, including wearing Alice Cooper-like makeup. As a solo artist best known for Rom For Alle, a duet with Maria Solheim which topped the Norwegian charts in 2009. Has also fronted Doctor Midnight & the Mercy Cult. Portrayed the role of Cornelis Vreeswijk in the 2009 biopic Cornelis ~ Husby was born in 1972
November 19, 2019 ~ Rock, blues guitarist Lloyd Watson passed away ~ Early adopter of the wah-wah pedal. Enjoyed regional popularity with his backing unit the Soul Mates during the late 1960s. Would go on to open for David Bowie, King Crimson and Roxy Music during the 1970s, including on international tours. Sessioned on Brian Eno's Here Come The Warm Jets and Andy Mackay's In Search Of Eddie Riff. Member of experimental rock supergroup 801, which also included Eno and Roxy alumni Phil Manzanera ~ Watson was born in 1949
November 19, 2017 ~ Delloreese Patricia Early, commonly known as jazz, gospel singer, actress Della Reese, passed away in Encino, California, USA ~ Discovered by Mahalia Jackson. Known for songs such as Ain't That Reminds Me, Don't You Know, Someday You'll Want Me To Want You, And Now, The Most Beautiful Words, and After Loving You ~ Early was born in 1931
November 19, 2017 ~ Country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis passed away in Ocala, Florida, USA ~ Active since the 1950s, most successfuly during the 1970s. Member of Old Dogs. Employed sidemen such as Buddy Cannon, Paul Franklin and Hoot Hester in his backing band the Statesiders. Father of singer Pam Tillis. As a singer known for songs such as I Ain't Never, Good Woman Blues, Coca Cola Cowboy, Life Turned Her That Way, Heaven Everyday and The Arms Of A Fool. As a songwriter Tillis had his songs recorded by a wide array of country artists including Webb Pierce (I'm Tired). Ray Price, Brenda Lee, Bobby Bare (Detroit City), Tom Jones, Wanda Jackson, Stonewall Jackson, Charley Pride (Snakes Crawl At Night), Kenny Rogers (Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town), the Hacienda Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, Gram Parsons, Barbara Mandrell, Jamey Johnson, Waylon Jennings (Mental Revenge), Ricky Skaggs, Randy Travis, and others ~ Tillis was born in 1932
November 19, 2017 ~ Singer Ronnie Butler passed away ~ Referred to as the “Godfather of Bahamian Music” ~ Butler was born in 1937
November 19, 2017 ~ Singer, songwriter Warren Pete Moore passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ~ Member of the Chimes. Member of the Miracles. Songwriter, oft in collaboration with Smokey Robinson, for many hits for others including the Temptations (It's Growing, Since I Lost My Baby), Marvin Gaye (Ain't That Peculiar, I'll Be Doggone). Moore's compositions have been recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, George Michael, the Rolling Stones, Ramsey Lewis, Tom Jones, Luther Vandross, the Four Tops, Debby Boone, and others ~ Moore was born in 1939
November 19, 2016 ~ Violinist Ida Levin passed away ~ Made her professional debut at age 10, performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Would go on to work with the American Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Chamber Music Society, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and others ~ Levin was born ca.1963
November 19, 2011 ~ Jazz trombonist, tubaist Ramond Fonseque passed away ~ Worked with Andre Hodeir, Lil' Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Big Bill Broonzy, Don Byas, Peanuts Holland, Nelson Williams, Michel Attenoux, Claude Bolling, Jacques Hélian, Claude Luter, Jacques Denjean, Raymond Lesenechal, Bobby Jaspar, Tony Proteau, Cat Anderson, Bill Coleman, Wallace Davenport, Francois Guin, and others ~ Fonsèque was born in 1930
November 19, 2011 ~ Composer, arranger Russell Garcia passed away ~ Film, TV composer known for his work on TV series such as Rawhide and Laredo and films such as The Time Machine, Atlantis The Lost Continent and Father Goose. Has worked with artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Anita O'Day, Mel Tormé, Julie London, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Henry Mancini, and others ~ Garcia was born in 1916
November 19, 2010 ~ Albert Gardner, commonly known as jazz, R&B drummer June Gardner, passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Worked with Lil' Green, Edgar Blanchard, Roy Brown, Sam Cooke, Lee Dorsey (Working In The Coal Mine), Lionel Hampton, and others ~ Gardner was born in 1930
November 19, 2004 ~ Terrence Paul Jorden, commonly known as rock, pop singer, songwriter, producer Terry Melcher, passed away in Beverly Hills, California, USA ~ Son of trombonist Al Jorden and actress, singer Doris Day. Pivotal to the development of the 1960s California sound and folk-rock. Perhaps best known for producing the Byrds' first two albums Mr Tambourine Man and Turn Turn Turn as well as most of Paul Revere & the Raiders' and Gentle Soul's best known. Member of surf group the Rip-chords. Formed the duo Bruce & Terry with Bruce Johnston ~ Jorden was born in 1942
November 19, 2003 ~ Rock, blues-rock, boogie rock, hard rock bassist Greg Ridley, full name Alfred Gregory Ricley, passed away in Alicante, Spain ~ Co-founding member of Spooky Tooth. Co-founding member of Humble Pie remaining with the band until its initial disbandement. The band is known for songs such as Black Coffee, 30 Days In The Hole, I Don't Need No Doctor and Natural Born Boogie ~ Ridley was born in 1941
November 19, 1995 ~ Donald Elliott Goldfild, commonly known as jazz trumpeter Don Goldie, passed away in Miami, Florida, USA ~ Son of trumpeter Harry Goldfield and pianist Claire St Claire. Active since the late 1940s. Worked with Art Hodes, Willie The Lion Smith, Louis Armstrong, Tony Parenti, Joe Mooney, Jack Teagarden, Sir Douglas Quintet, Ralph Burns, Neal Hefti, Gene Krupa, Earl Hines, Buddy Rich, and others. Recorded half a dozen albums as a leader starting in the the early 1960s, some of which under the moniker Billy Franklin ~ Goldfield was born in 1930
November 19, 1992 ~ Singer, songwriter Bobby Russell passed away in Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA ~ As a singer known for the crossover pop hit Saturday Morning Confusion. As a songwriter best known for The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia, a hit for his then-wife Vicki Lawrence. Russell also wrote songs such as Little Green Apples (OC Smith, Roger Miller), Honey (Bobby Goldsboro), Do You Know Who I Am (Elvis Presley), and The Joker Went Wild (Brian Hyland) ~ Russell was born in 1940
November 19, 1990 ~ Josh James Dubovie, pop singer Josh James ~ Best known for representing England at the 2010 Eurovision Songfestival with That Sounds Good To Me, finishing in last place
November 19, 1986 ~ Rocksteady, reggae singer Freddie McKay passed away ~ Father of singer, bassist Brushy One String. Active since the mid-1960s, working with producers such as Prince Buster, Duke Reid and Coxsone Dodd. About half a dozen albums to his name, starting with Picture On The Wall, released in 1971. Known for songs such as Love Is A Treasure, High School Dance, the Horace Andy duet Talking Love, and Dance This Ya Festival ~ McKay was born ca.1947
November 19, 1986 ~ Jeannette Ortega, commonly known as hip-hop, R&B, Christian pop singer, guitarist, songwriter, actress Jeannie Ortega, born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Released her full-length no Place Like BKLN in 2006 spawning the urban-pop hit single Crowded. Opened for Rihanna on her world tour the same year. Has moved from R&B to solely singing Christian pop with her 2012 Perfect Love sophomore album
November 19, 1985 ~ Bolero, tango singer, guitarist Juan Arvizu, full name Juan Nepmuceno Arvizu Santelices, passed away in Mexico City, Mexico ~ Dubbed “the Tenor with the Silken Voice” and especially noted for his interpretations of Agustín Lara and Maria Grever ~ Arvizu was born in 1900
November 19, 1985 ~ Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, commonly known as vaudevillian, comedian, actor Stepin Fetchit, passed away in Woodland Hills, California, USA ~ First African-American to have a serious film career, enjoying popularity from the 1930s onwards. Perry's film career nearly stopped in the early 1950s as Black American began to see his regular character as an embarrassing and harmful stereotype. Co-wrote May What He Lived For Live with Berry Gordy Jr and Esther Gordy Edwards, recorded by Liz Lands, intended to honor the memory of the then-recently assassinated President John F Kennedy ~ Perry was born in 1902
November 19, 1983 ~ Rock, power pop singer, bassist, guitarist Tom Evans passed away in London, UK ~ Best known as member of Badfinger, for which he co-wrote the hit Without You. Also worked with Iveys, the Dodgers, the Calderstones, the Inbeateens, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and guested on John Lennon's Imagine album ~ Evans was born in 1947
November 19, 1980 ~ Comedy rock, hard rock, heavy metal, Southern rock guitarist John Konesky born in Columbus, Ohio, USA ~ Best known as lead guitarist for Tenacious D. Has also worked with Trainwreck, the Kyle Gass Band, Wynchester, Big Talk, Carolina Liar, the Haden Triplets, and others
November 19, 1980 ~ Petja Turunen, commonly known as industrial metal, gothic rock singer, pianist, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist MC Raaka Pee, born in Siilinjärvi, Finland ~ Best known as co-founder, singer of Turmion Katilot. Fronts side project 2Times Terror. Guested on Tarot's Crows Fly Black album. Has also worked with Aeon, Ancient Drive, Project Silence, Black Light Discipline, and others
November 19, 1978 ~ Jazz bassist, producer Janek Gwizdala born in London, UK ~ Sat in with Flora Purim and Airto Moreira while working as an assistant sound engineer at the renowned Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London. Would go on to work with Kerwood Dennard, Pete Levin, Hiram Bullock, Bob Reynolds, Hal Crook, and others. Released his debut as a leader, Mystery To Me, in 2004. Has recorded consistenly since
November 19, 1978 ~ Jazz singer Matt Dusk, full name Matthew-Aaron Dusk, born in Toronto, Canada ~ Sang opera and classical before turning to jazz. Debuted in 2004 with the Two Shots album, spawning the hit single Two Shots Of Happy One Shot Of Sad written by U2's Bono and the Edge
November 19, 1977 ~ William Criss, commonly known as saxophonist Sonny Criss passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Influenced by Charlie Parker. Worked with Johnny Otis, Billy Eckstine, Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, Buddy Rich, Lou Rawls, Esther Phillips, Hampton Hawes, and others ~ Criss was born in 1927
November 19, 1974 ~ Hard rock, post-grunge bassist Brad Stewart born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA ~ Best known as member of rock bands Shinedown and Fuel. Has also worked with Amaru, Fuel, Burn Season, Saliva, Society Red. Co-wrote Control, a UK top 20 hit for Puddle Of Mudd
November 19, 1974 ~ Trombonist, singer George Brunies, full name George Clarence Brunies, passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Known as “the King of the Tailgate Trombone”. Worked with the New Orleans Rhytm Kings, Ted Lewis, Louis Prima, Muggsy Spanier, Eddie Condon, and others ~ Brunies was born in 1902
November 19, 1973 ~ Singer Billy Currington, full name William Matthew Currington, born in Savannah, Georgia, USA ~ Debuted in 2003 with his eponymous Billy Currington. Would go on to score numerous Billboard Country charttoppers including Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right, Good Directions, People Are Crazy, That's How Country Boys Roll, Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer, Let Me Down Easy, Hey Girl, We Are Tonight, Don't It, It Don't Hurt Like It Used To and Do I Make You Wanna
November 19, 1973 ~ Heavy metal drummer Per Möller Jensen born in Alborg, Denmark ~ Best known as member of the Haunted from 1999 through 2012. Has also played with Invocator, Konkhra, Nightrage, Artillery. Founded the Road in 2017, teaming up with Michael Skovbakke, Andreas Holma and Josh Tyree
November 19, 1971 ~ Bassist Justin Chancellor born in London, UK ~ Member of Tool since 1995, replacing Paul d'Amour, first appearing on the 1996 studio album Aenima. Has also worked with Peach, Isis, Primus, the Death Grips, trombonist-Rodger Fox]naut], and others
November 19, 1971 ~ Antonio Jeffries, commonly known as singer, songwriter Tony Rich, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Staff songwriter for LaFace Records, penning songs for the likes of Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men, TLC, Johnny Gill. As a solo artist known for drawing from jazz, rock, soul. Released his Words debut album in 1996, which included the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 Nobody Knows hit single. His debut would earn Rich four Grammy Award-nominations, winning the award for Best R&B Album. Would go on to write and produce for artists such as Sam Salter, Michael Bolton, Aaron Neville. Portrayed Duke Ellington in the 1997 crime drama Hoodlum and record Harlem Is Home for the accompanying soundtrack. Has continued to record to warm reception but would be unable to repeat the chart succes of his debut album
November 19, 1970 ~ Guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer Mike Zitto born in St Louis, Missouri, USA ~ Co-founding member of the Royal Souhern Brotherhood which also features Cyril Neville. Revered solo artist releasing records on his own label. Also worked with James Hutchinson, Benmont Tench, Tony Braunagel, Michito Sanchez, Joe Sublett, Darrell Leonard, Reese Wynans, Johnny Sansone, and others
November 19, 1969 ~ Alessandra Mirka Gatti, commonly known as Italo disco, Eurobeat singer Domino, born in Mantua, Italy ~ Best known for her 1994 Tora Tora Tora eurobeat hit single. Has recorded under various monikers, though mostly under the name Domino. Previously married to noted club, dance, eurobeat producer Giancarlo Paquini
November 19, 1969 ~ Riot grrrl, punk rock bassist Kathi Wilcox, full name Kathi Lynn Wilcox, born ~ Perhaps best known as bassist for alternative rock, dance-punk outfit the Julie Ruin. Has previously worked with a number of key riot grrrl acts including Bikini Kill, the Casual Dots, and the Frumpies. Married to Fugazi-guitarist Guy Picciotto, with whom she has one child
November 19, 1967 ~ Singer, composer, oud player Dhafer Youssef born in Teboulba, Tunisia ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Paolo Fresu, Eivind Sarset, Bugge Wesseltoft, Zakir Hussain, Uri Caine, Tigran Hamasyan, Jon Hassell, Markus Stockhausen, Nguyên Lê, Omar Sosa, Hüsnü Senlendirici, and others
November 19, 1966 ~ Rock bassist, songwriter Aubrey Nunn born in Bloomsbury, UK ~ Best known as member of Faithless from 1995 through 2006. Has also worked with Troy Tempest, the Big Truth Band, Heavy Stereo, Stiltskin, Bee, Dido, Santana, Corinne Bailey Rae, Freak Power, Skinny, Pauline Taylor, Slovo, R Kelly, and others
November 19, 1965 ~ Alternative rock, space rock, experimental rock singer, guitarist, bassst, keyboardist Jason Pierce, full name Jason Andrew Pierce, born in Rugby, UK ~ Sole permanent member of Spiritualized. Co-fronted Spacemen 3 alongside Peter Kember. Also worked with the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dr John, Primal Scream, Daniel Johnston, and others
November 19, 1965 ~ Alternative rock, space rock singer, guitarist, keyboardist Peter Kember born in Rugby, UK ~ Best known as a member of Spacemen 3 from 1982 until its disbandement in 1991. Has also worked with MGMT, Panda Bear, Beach House, Blair 1523, Moon Duo, and others
November 19, 1964 ~ Blues pianist, singer Johnny Jones passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Best known for backing Tampa Red, Muddy Waters, and Elmore James. Also worked with Albert King, Jimmy Rogers, Howlin' Wolf, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Homesick James, and others. As a solo artist known for songs such Big Town Playboy, Sweet Little Woman and Hoy Hoy ~ Jones was born in 1924
November 19, 1964 ~ Guitarist, songwriter Robert Young born in UK ~ Long-time member of alternative rock outfit Primal Scream, remaining with the band from its inception in 1984 through 2006. Initially the band's bassist, taking over guitar duties when Jim Beattie left shortly after the 1987 Sonic Flower Groove debut album. Has also guested on Felt's Me And A Monkey On The Moon album, released in 1989 ~ Young passed away in 2014
November 19, 1964 ~ Violet May Burnside, commonly known as jazz saxophonist, bandleader Vi Burnside, passed away in Washington DC, USA ~ Spent much of her career in all-female bands, notably the Dixie Rhythm Girls, the Harlem Play-Girls, the International Sweethearts Of Rhythm. Led her own ensemble, Vi Burnside's All-Stars, from 1949 forward employing sidewomen such as Flo Dreyer and Pauline Brady ~ Burnside was born in 1915
November 19, 1964 ~ Jazz saxophonist, flutist Vincent Herring born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA ~ Earned a California State University music scholarship at age 16. Auditioned for US Military Band, the Jazz Knights, a year later. Moved to West Point. Served one enlisted tour. Went on to play with artists such as Lionel Hampton's big band, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, Jack DeJohnette, Larry Coryell, Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, the Mingus Big Band, Nancy Wilson, Roy Hargrove, Art Taylor, Billy Taylor, Carla Bley, Phil Woods, Wynton Marsalis, and Jon Faddis
November 19, 1963 ~ Zeena Galatea LaVey, commonly known as singer, songwriter Zeena Schreck, born in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Daughter of occultist and the Church of Satan-founder Anton Lavey. Married to singer, songwriter, Buddhist teacher Nikolas Schreck from 1988 to 2015. Resigned her position as Church spokesperson in 1990, severed all ties with her father and reverted to Buddhism. Co-director of the experimental music project Radio Werewolf from 1988 through 1993, serving as the group's singer, songwriter and graphic designer. The band would be ranked No.4 on Classic Rock's list of 25 weirdest bands of all time in 2016. Following her departure from the band Schreck would continue in various music projects, often intertwined with visual and performance arts, both as a collaborator and solo artist
November 19, 1961 ~ Jazz saxophonist Mornington Lockett born in UK ~ Worked with Jim Mullen, Ronnie Scott, Arturo Sandoval, Ian Shaw, Andrea Vicari, Martin Drew, Stan Tracey, Don Weller, Sarah Jane Morris, Jimmy Smith, and others
November 19, 1958 ~ Singer, guitarist Chuck Berry records Run Rudolph Run ~ Claimed to be written by Berry, forced to give co-writing credit to Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie who held copyright to the character of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Though initially only a modest hit, stalling in the low 60s on the Billboard Hot 100, this 12-bar blues Christmas song would become popular with rockers well into the 2000s and be covered by Keith Richards, Dave Edmunds, Bryan Adams, Jimmy Buffett, Dwight Yoakam, the Tractors, the LA Guns, Rosie Flores, Billy Idol and numerous others
November 19, 1957 ~ Ripton Joseph Hylton, commonly known as reggae, dancehall singer Eek-a-mouse, born in Kingston, Jamaica ~ Active since the late 1970s. Took his stagename after a racehorse he used to bet on. Known for his unique style of scatting. Has worked with producers such as Joe Gibbs, Henry Jujo Lawes, Linval Thompson. Well known songs include Once A Virgin, Wa-do-dem, Wild Like A Tiger, For Hire And Removal, Ganja Smuggling, The Freak and You're The One I Need
November 19, 1957 ~ Singer, actress Ofra Haza, full name Bat-Sheva Ofra Haza, born in Hatikva, Israel ~ Dubbed “the Israeli Madonna” or the prima donna of late 20th century Israeli pop. Represented her native Israel in the 1983 Eurovision Songfestival, reaching 2nd place with Hi. Critically acclaimed for albums such as Yemenite Songs co-produced by Thomas Dolby, Shaday, and Desert Wind (Middle East). Has collaborated with artists such as Sisters Of Mercy, Paula Abdul, Sarah Brightman, Iggy Pop, and others ~ Haza passed away in 2000
November 19, 1957 ~ Pop rock bassist, singer Phil Spalding, full name Philip Trevor Spalding, born in London, UK ~ Session and touring musician active since the mid-1970s. Closely associated with Toyah Willcox, backing Willcox on tour and on record during the early 1980s. Member of GTR, present on the eponymous 1986 GTR album. Has also worked with Bernie Tormé, the Original Mirrors, Julia Downes, Terence Trent d'Arby (Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby), Roger Chapman, Matthew Sweet, Marcella Detroit, Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger (Goddess In The Doorway), Melanie C, Beverley Knight, Delta Goodrem, and others ~ Spalding passed away in 2023
November 19, 1955 ~ Blues, R&B singer, guitarist, pianist, saxophonist Chris Cain born in San Jose, California, USA ~ Debuted with the acclaimed 1987 Late Night City Blues album and has recorded steadily since
November 19, 1954 ~ Drummer, percussionist Tom Scheckel born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Latter-day member of the Buckinghams, active with the band from 1983 through 2010
November 19, 1952 ~ Keyboardist Bill Sharpe, full name William Jeffrey Revell Sharpe, born in Bishop's Stortford, UK ~ Keyboardist of pop, jazz-funk group Shakatak, known for songs such as Easier Said Than Done, Night Birds and Down On The Street. Also known for teaming up with Gary Numan, using the moniker Sharpe & Numan, releasing several mid-1980s singles such as Change Your Mind and I'm On Automatic. Sharpe would continue to work with Shakatak as well as release solo work collaborating with Don Grusin, Jeffrey Osborne, Gerald Albright, Jah Wobble, Roberta Tola and others
November 19, 1952 ~ Keyboardist, percussionist, singer, songwriter Eddie Rayner, full name Anthony Edward Charles Rayner, born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand ~ Best known as key member of Split Enz remaining with the band from 1974 through 1984 and present on all of the band's best-known including I Got You, One Step Ahead, History Never Repeats, Six Months In A Leaky Boat, Message To My Girl, and I Walk Away. Rayner has recorded as a solo artist, starting with the all-instrumental Horse album in 1995, and has worked with Space Waltz and with Schnell Fenster
November 19, 1951 ~ Jazz pianist, composer Kenny Werner born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Tom Rainey, Ratzo Harris, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Bob Brookmeyer, Mel Lewis, Toots Thielemans, Betty Buckley, Joe Lovano, Ari Hoenig, Johannes Wiedenmuller, Chris Potter, Dave Douglas, Scott Colley, Brian Blade, Archie Shepp, Lee Konitz, Jane Ira Bloom, Roseanna Vitro, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Anders Koppel, Joyce, and others
November 19, 1950 ~ Singer, guitarist Katy Moffatt, full name Katherine Louella Moffatt, born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA ~ Sister of country singer, songwriter Hugh Moffatt. Influenced by the Beatles, Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk, Ella Fitzgerald, Tracy Nelson. Releasing records since the mid 1970s. Has worked with Willie Nelson, Andrew Gold, Poco, John Prine, Michael Martin Murphey, and others
November 19, 1946 ~ Drummer Joe Correro born in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA ~ Member of Paul Revere & the Raiders from 1967 through 1971
November 19, 1945 ~ Songwriter, bassist, keyboardist, producer Alan Tarney born in Workington, UK ~ Member of Cliff Richard backing unit the Shadows, wrote and arranged Richard's 1979 UK No.1 hit We Don't Talk Anymore, produced Richard subsequent albums I'm No Hero (1980) and Wired For Sound (1981). Produced A-ha's Take On Me and co-producing the band's hit albums Hunting High And Low (1985) Scoundrel Days (1986), Stay On These Roads (1988). Also worked with the James Taylor Move, the Tarney Spencer Band, the Kevin Peek Trio, the Hollies, Bow Wow Wow, Dream Academy, Squeeze, Matthew Sweet, Voice Of The Beehive, and others
November 19, 1945 ~ Pop, rock drummer Andrew McCulloch born in Bournemouth, UK ~ Worked with Fields, Greenslade, Manfred Mann, Anthony Phillips, Peter Banks, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, King Crimson, and others
November 19, 1944 ~ Bassist Charlie Coe born ~ Known for two short stints in Paul Revere & the Raiders, serving as the band's guitarist in 1963 and as bassist in 1967 and 1968
November 19, 1944 ~ Saxophonist Fred Lipsius born in New York, New York, USA ~ Original saxophonist, arranger of jazz-rock band Blood Sweat & Tears, remaining with the band from 1967 through 1971. Has also worked with artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Zoot Sims, Eddie Gomez, Al Foster, George Mraz, Larry Willis, Randy Brecker, Rodney Jones, and others
November 19, 1944 ~ Drummer John Dummer, full name Anthony John Dummer, born in Surbiton, UK ~ Best known for leading British blues outfit the John Dummer Band, a popular act active from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. The band is particularly known for at times including musicians such as the Yardbirds' guitarist Top Topham, Tony McPhee, Graham Bond, future the Dire Straits-drummer Pick Withers and Foghat-keyboardist Colin Earl. Following the band's disbandement in 1974 Dummer would work as a promotion manager for MCA Records and A&M Records. Dummer has also drummed for the Darts, Lowell Fulson and Eddie C Campbell
November 19, 1943 ~ Violinist, composer Daniel Kobialka born ~ Best known as second violinist with the San Francisco Symphony from 1975 through 2008. As a composer known for Concerto For The Zeta-Polyphonic Violin, which premiered in 2021. Had Ben Weber's Violin Concerto No.1 dedicated to him. Guest violinist on rock band Ambrosia's 1975 eponymous Ambrosia album, noted for his violin solo on the track Holdin' On To Yesterday ~ Kobialka passed away in 2021
November 19, 1939 ~ Jazz drummer, bandleader, composer Branislav Lala Kovacev was born in Kikindi, Serbia ~ Leader and sideman. Key figure in Balkan Ethno jazz, merging traditional Balkan folk with jazz. Best known for his ensembles the European Jazz Consensus, the International Jazz Consensus and the Lala Kovacev Group. Has also worked with Chick Corea, Hans Koller, Janusz Muniak, Zbigniew Seifert, Albert Mangelsdorff, Wolfgang Dauner, Alan Skidmore, Michal Urbaniak, Dusko Gojkovic, Benny Bailey, and others ~ Kovacev passed away in 2012
November 19, 1939 ~ Producer, songwriter, arranger Tommy Stewart born in Gadsden, Alabama, USA ~ Worked with artists such as Major Lance, Loleatta Holloway, Tamiko Jones and Ripple
November 19, 1939 ~ Singer, songwriter Warren Pete Moore born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Member of the Chimes. Member of the Miracles. Songwriter, oft in collaboration with Smokey Robinson, for many hits for others including the Temptations (It's Growing, Since I Lost My Baby), Marvin Gaye (Ain't That Peculiar, I'll Be Doggone). Moore's compositions have been recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, George Michael, the Rolling Stones, Ramsey Lewis, Tom Jones, Luther Vandross, the Four Tops, Debby Boone, and others ~ Moore passed away in 2017
November 19, 1938 ~ Henry Medress, commonly known as producer, songwriter Hank Medress, born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Member of doo-wop group the Linc-Tones, which also included a young and unknown Neil Sedaka. After Sedaka's departure the Tones would rename themselves the Tokens, known best for their 1961 hit The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh). Medress also worked on a producer including for the Chiffons (He's So Fine), Tony Orlando & Dawn, Melissa Manchester, David Johanson, Rick Springfield, Dan Hill (Never Though (That I Could Love)), and Richard Simmons ~ Medress passed away in 2007
November 19, 1937 ~ Singer Jimmy Lewis, full name James Eddie Lewis, born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA ~ Member of the Drifters, replacing Bobby Hendricks as lead singer in 1963 and remaining through 1965. Has also recorded as a solo artist, noted for the single The Girls From Texas. Frequently collaborated with Ray Charles, specifically writing or co-writing and appearing on all tracks of the 1969 Charles album Doing His Thing and duetting on If It Wasn't For Bad Luck. Others who have recorded songs written or co-written by Lewis include Bobby Womack (Got To Get You Back), Albert King, Bobby Blue Bland, ZZ Hill (Love Is So Good When You're Stealing It), and Peggy Scott-Adams ~ Lewis passed away in 2004
November 19, 1936 ~ Clarinetist, flutist, quena player Gilbert Favre born in Geneva, Switzerland ~ Traded in his clarinet for the quena, a traditional flute of the Andes, after relocating to South America. Co-founding member of Los Jairas, one of the most popular 1960s Bolivian folk outfits. Closely associated with singer Violeta Parra with whom he was also romantically involved. Parra would later dedicate Run Run Se Fue Pa'l Norte to him. Has also worked with Alfrede Dominguez, Erneste Cavour, and others ~ Favre passed away in 1998
November 19, 1936 ~ Guitarist Robert White, full name Robert Willie White, born in Billmeyer, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Influenced by Oscar Moore and Wes Montgomery. Best known as guitarist of the Funk Brothers, the house studio band at Motown. Appears on numerous recordings including the Temptations' My Girl for which White wrote and performed the guitar riff, Can I Get A Witness (Marvin Gaye), You Keep Me Hangin' On (the Supremes), My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder), Something About You (the Four Tops), and on It's A Shame (the Spinners) ~ White passed away in 1994
November 19, 1934 ~ Singer, guitarist Dave Guard, full name Donald David Guard, born in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Founding member of the Kingston Trio alongside Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane. Left the band in 1961 out of growing discomfort with his partners, replaced by John Stewart. Formed the Whiskeyhill Singers with Judy Henske, Cyrus Faryar and David Buck Wheat. Has also worked with Alex Hassilev, Mike Settle, Tim Buckley, Tommy Makem, and David White ~ Guard passed away in 1991
November 19, 1934 ~ Conductor David Lloyd-Jones, full name David Matthias Lloyd-Jones, born in London, UK ~ Specialized in British and Russian music, including translating Russian operas. Best known as co-founder of the Opera North, serving as its director and conductor from 1978 through 1990. Has also worked with the Royal Opera House, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Opera Company, the Welsh National Opera, the Scottish Opera, and others ~ Lloyd-Jones passed away in 2022
November 19, 1932 ~ Henry Macleod Robertson, commonly known as bandleader, composer, arranger Harry Robertson, born in Elgin, UK ~ Led Lord Rockingham's XI, known for their 1958 hit Hoots Mon. Musical director for British TV. Arranged, conducted, co-wrote stage shows. Arranged for Nick Drake, notably River Man, and for Sandy Denny ~ Robertson passed away in 1996
November 19, 1932 ~ Singer, songwriter, producer Kelly Gordon, full name Kelly Lee Gordon, born ~ Recorded some unsuccessful singles as a solo artist prior to being hired by Capitol Records as a staff producer. Would rise to fame producing Bobbie Gentry's Ode To Billie Joe, which would win three Grammy Awards and become a signature song for Gentry. Gordon also co-wrote That's Life, first recorded by Marian Montgomery in 1964 and covered by over 150 artists including Frank Sinatra ~ Gordon passed away in 1981
November 19, 1927 ~ Jazz pianist Andre Persiany born in Paris, France ~ Father of double bassist Stephane Persiany. Worked with the Be-Bop Minstrels, Michel Attenoux, Eddie Benard, Bill Coleman, Buck Clayton, Ramond Fonseque, Lionel Hampton, Guy Lafitte, Mezz Mezzrow, Tony Proteau, Jonah Jones, Cat Anderson, Milt Buckner, Eddie Chamblee, Arnett Cobb, Al Grey, Budd Johnson, Charlie Shavers, and others ~ Persiany passed away in 2004
November 19, 1927 ~ Pianist Joe Hunter, full name Joseph Edward Hunter, born in Jackson, Tennessee, USA ~ Original member, pianist, band director of Motown house band the Funk Brothers from 1959 through 1964, replaced by Earl Van Dyke. Influenced by Art Tatum, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nat King Cole. Appears on records such as Shop Around (the Miracles), Do You Love Me (the Contours), Heat Wave and Come And Get These Memories (Martha & the Vandellas) ~ Hunter passed away in 2007
November 19, 1926 ~ Nobuo Tsukahara, commonly known as jazz saxophonist, bandleader Nobuo Hara, born in Toyama, Japan ~ Led Sharps & Flats ensemble, which at times included noted sidemen such as Norio Maeda, Shotaro Moriyasu and Akitoshi Igarashi, from 1952 through the 1980s
November 19, 1923 ~ Big band singer Eugenie Baird born in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Popular 1940s singer. Worked with Bing Crosby, Paul Whiteman, Maurice Spitainy, Benny Burton, Jan Savitt, Tony Pastor, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Glen Gray, Mel Tormé, Cab Calloway, and others ~ Baird passed away in 1988
November 19, 1920 ~ Singer José Salvador Peréz, also known as Tinoco, born ~ Formed the sertanejo sibling duo Tonico & Tinoco with Tonico. The duo enjoyed a career spanning six decades, recorded over 1,400 songs, sold over 50 million albums despite never performing outside their native Brazil. Well known songs include Chici Mineiro, Canta Moçada, Arraste Pe Na Tuia, Moreninha Linda, Estrada Da Vida, and No Mouão Da Porteira ~ Peréz passed away in 2012
November 19, 1915 ~ Songwriter, composer Joel Emmanuek Haggland, commonly known as Joe Hill, passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA ~ Known for songs such as The Preacher And The Slave, Tramp, There Is Power In A Union, Rebel Girl and Casey Jones (The Union Scab) ~ Haggland was born in 1879
November 19, 1913 ~ Harry Friedman, commonly known as big band bandleader Blue Barron, born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA ~ Popular during the 1940s and early 1950s, playing in a more subdued tone than most of his contemporaries, a sound referred to as “sweet’ by critics ~ Freidman passed away in 2005
November 19, 1908 ~ Organist, composer Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur born ~ Son of composer Alice Lesur. Entered the Conservatoire De Paris at age 11. Member of the La Jeune France movement along with Olivier Messiaen, André Jolivet and Yves Baudrier. Best known for his 1968 opera Andrea Del Sarto ~ Daniel-Lesur passed away in 2002
November 19, 1906 ~ Classical violinist, conductor Henri Temianka born in Greenock, UK ~ Influenced by Eugène Ysaÿe, Jacques Thibaud, Bronislaw Huberman. Has played througout the 1940s with renowned orchestras in Europe and the USA and conductors such as Pierre Monteux, John Barbirolli, Fritz Reiner, Otto Klemperer and William Steinberg. Also noted for his longtime association with the Paganini Quartet and the California Chamber Symphony ~ Temianka passed away in 1992
November 19, 1906 ~ Composer Jacques Leguerney born in Le Havre, France ~ Championed especially for his art songs, counting Gérard Souzay, Geneviève Touraine, Pierre Bernac and Kurt Ollmann among his fans. Also wrote chamber music, orchestral works and ballets, notably La Venus Noire ~ Leguerney passed away in 1997
November 19, 1905 ~ Trombonist, bandleader, composer Tommy Dorsey, full name Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr, born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. Dubbed “the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing”. Known for songs such as Opus One, Song Of India, Marie, On Treasure Island, I'll Never Smile Again and I'm Getting Sentimental Over You ~ Dorsey passed away in 1956
November 19, 1897 ~ Moses David Green, commonly known as songwriter, lyricist Bud Green, born in Austria ~ Collaborated with songwriters, composers such as Ray Henderson, BG DeSylva, Harry Warren and Slim Gaillard. Co-wrote songs such as Alabamy Bound (Paul Whiteman, Dean Martin, Ray Charles), Ya Gotta Known How To Love (Gene Austin), Sentimental Journey (Les Brown, the Chordettes, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra), Once In A While (Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, Guy Lombardo), and others ~ Green passed away in 1981
November 19, 1889 ~ Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck, commonly known as actor, dancer, singer Clifton Webb, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA ~ Best remembered for his roles in Laura, The Razor's Edge and Sitting Pretty, all of which earned him an Academy Award-nomination. Appeared in 23 Broadway shows, most of them musicals, including Treasure Girl in which he introduced Irving Berlin's Easter Parade and George Gershwin/ Ira Gershwin's I've Got A Crush On You and Flying Colors in which he introduced Irving Berlin's Not For All The Rice In China ~ Hollenbeck passed away in 1966
November 19, 1888 ~ Cellist Felix Salmond, full name Felix Adrian Norman Salmond, born ~ Worked with the Queen's Hall Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, Harold Bauer, Bronislaw Huberman, Lionel Tertis, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Efrem Zimbalist, and others ~ Salmond passed away in 1952