This Day In Music: November 3
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November 3, 2023 ~ Rock bassist Pete Garner passed away ~ Original bassist for the Stone Roses. Garner remained with the band from 1983 through 1987, appearing on several of the band's early singles including So Young, Tell Me, and the UK top 10 hit Elephant Stone, prior to the band's rise to fame, sans Garner, in the late 1980s. Upon hearing of his death the band's lead singer Ian Brown commented: “Few loved music as much as Pete. He had been bathing in music since Anarchy In The UK came out. Pete was off the scale nice, an old nice that you just don't get no more.” ~ Garner was born ca.1962
November 3, 2022 ~ Music journalist, author Colin Irwin, full name Colin Lester Irwin, passed away ~ Best known as journalist and editor for Melody Maker from the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s. Would go on to work as a music critic for the Guardian, Mojo, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, and other publications. Has authored a number of books, including biographies of the Dire Straits, ABBA, and Leonard Cohen ~ Irwin was born in 1951
November 3, 2022 ~ Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist Gerd Dudek, full name Gerhard Rochus Dudek, passed away ~ Brother of bandleader Ossi Dudek, with whom he also worked. Would go on to work with Kurt Edelhagen, Manfred Schoof, the Globe Unity Orchestra, the Berliner Jazz Quintet, Karl Blume, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Loek Dikker, Wolfgang Dauner, Branislav Lala Kovacev, Don Cherry, George Russell, and others ~ Dudek was born in 1938
November 3, 2022 ~ Soul, R&B singer Noel McKoy passed away in London, UK ~ Cited the Beatles, Dennis Brown and Chaka Khan as influences. Recorded half a dozen albums, starting with Full Circle (Within A Spiritual Social Soul) released in 1993. Known for songs such as I'm Lucky, Family, Jealousy and Liberation, the latter featuring UB40 saxophonist Brian Travers and reggae-fusion trumpeter Patrick Anthony ~ McKoy was born ca.1960
November 3, 2021 ~ Georges Mayer Dahan, commonly known as pop singer Georgie Dann, passed away in Madrid, Spain ~ Enjoyed popularity in Spain during the 1970s and 1980s with upbeat, catchy and danceable songs such as El Bimbo, Carnaval Carnaval, El Dinosaurio and Mi Cafetal. Dann was honored in the song Que Vuelva Ya Georgie Dann, recorded by La Banda Del Capitán Canalla ~ Dahan was born in 1940
November 3, 2017 ~ Operatic tenor Gaetano Bardini passed away in Cecina, Italy ~ Italian tenor, popular in the Czech Republic. Known for recordings with conductors such as Jan Stych and Ino Savini, orchestras such as the Prague Smetana, the Brno State Opera and the Prague Chamber Orchestra ~ Bardini was born in 1926
November 3, 2010 ~ Musical composer Jerry Bock, full name Jerrold Lewis Bock, passed away in Mount Kisco, New York, USA ~ Frequent writing partner of lyricist Sheldon Harnick, the duo acclaimed for musicals such as Fiorello, Fiddler On The Roof, and The Apple Tree. Bock spoke at the funeral of Fiddler playwright Joseph Stein just 10 days before his own death at age 81 ~ Bock was born in 1928
November 3, 2006 ~ Composer, conductor Paul Mauriat passed away in Perpignan, France ~ Closely associated with French icons Charles Aznavour and Maurice Chevalier. Composed with collaborators such as Andre Pascal, Frank Pourcel, Jacques Plante, Raymond Lefèvre. Internationally best known for songs such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Love In Every Room, and for his late-1960s American No.1 hit record Love Is Blue (l'Amour Est Bleu), originally by André Popp ~ Mauriat was born in 1925
November 3, 2003 ~ Jazz pianist Aaron Bridgers passed away in Paris, France ~ Lover of jazz composer Billy Strayhorn from 1939 until 1947 ~ Bridgers was born in 1918
November 3, 1996 ~ Jazz bassist Grachan Moncur II passed away ~ Father of Grachan Moncur III. Half-brother of saxophonist Al Cooper. Member of the Savoy Sultans ~ Moncur was born in 1915
November 3, 1995 ~ Jazz, pop, film composer Bojan Adamic passed away ~ Member of the Slovenian resistance during World War II. First conductor of the RTV Slovenia Big Band, established in 1945. As a composer would venture from jazz to film scores, composing scores for over an estimated 200 films ~ Adamic was born in 1912
November 3, 1995 ~ Sidney Edward Pollacsek, commonly known as songwriter, actor, radio and TV producer Edward Pola, passed away in Jackson County, Oregon, USA ~ As a songwriter known for songs such as My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes (Lawrence Welk), Marching Along Together (Ray Noble), Quicksilver (Doris Day), and I Love The Way You Say Goodnight (Doris Day). Probably best known for co-writing It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year with frequent collaborator George Wyle, the song would be first recorded by Andy Williams and become a Holiday classic covered by well over 250 artists ~ Pollacsek was born in 1907
November 3, 1994 ~ Ella Mai Howell, commonly known as R&B, hip-hop, pop singer, songwriter Ella Mai, born in London, UK ~ Released her debut album, Ella Mai, in 2018. Best known for songs such as Boo'd Up and Trip. Collaborated with artists such as Meek Mill, Usher, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, and others
November 3, 1992 ~ Folk singer, guitarist, songwriter George S Davis passed away in London, Kentucky, USA ~ Dubbed “the Singing Miner” for his day job as a coal miner. Known for pro union, laborer's songs including Buggerman In The Bushes, Coal Miner's Boogie and When Kentucky Had No Union Men. Claimed the Merle Travis hit and country standard Sixteen Tons was based on his composition Nine-to-ten Tons, though there is no evidence supporting this claim ~ Davis was born in 1906
November 3, 1991 ~ Songwriter, singer, pianist Mort Shuman passed away in London, UK ~ Wrote or co-wrote numerous 1960s hits for artists such as Dion & the Belmonts (A Teenager In Love), the Flamingos, Andy Williams (Can't Get Used To Losing You), Bobby Darin, Fabian (Turn Me Loose), the Drifters (Save The Last Dance For Me, Sweets For My Sweet), Elvis Presley (Little Sister, Marie's The Name (His Latest Flame), Viva Las Vegas), the Small Faces, Cilla Black, and others ~ Shuman was born in 1938
November 3, 1986 ~ Swing, jazz saxophonist Eddie Lockjaw Davis passed away in Culver City, California, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Cootie Williams, Lucky Millinder, Andy Kirk, Eddie Bonnemere, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Fats Navarro, Al Haig, Huey Long, Gene Ramey, Denzil Best, Sonny Stitt, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Clarke, Mildred Anderson, Billy Butler, Arnett Cobb, Harry Sweets Edison, Red Garland, Tiny Grimes, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones, Quincy Jones, and others ~ Davis was born in 1922
November 3, 1984 ~ Producer Joseph Markell Foster born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA ~ Worked with artists such as Travis Porter, Kevin Gates, TI, Iggy Azalea, 2 Chainz, T-Pain, Red Velvet, and others
November 3, 1981 ~ Gospel, CCM, urban contemporary gospel singer, organist, songwriter Bryan Andrew Wilson born in Danville, Illinois, USA ~ Known for His Eye Is On The Sparrow. Resurfaced after a decade in 2014 with the acclaimed album The One Percent, spawning the hits Turning Away and Overflow
November 3, 1980 ~ Country singer, guitarist, fiddler, upright bassist, songwriter Joey Allcorn born in Columbus, Georgia, USA ~ Traditionalist influenced by older country artists such as Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Faron Young and Lefty Frizzell, as well as by modern-day artists such as BR5-49, Wayne Hancock, Robbie Fulks and Dale Watson. Debuted in 2006 with the 50 Years Too Late album featuring appearances by Hank Williams III, Those Poor Bastards, Johnny Hiland, Donnie Herron and Walt Cunningham. Has since also worked with Lloyd Green, Hank Singer, Dave Roe, and Don Helms
November 3, 1978 ~ Jazz drummer Jonas Howden Sjøvaag born in Munich, West Germany ~ Worked with the Eple Trio, Karl Seglem, Andreas Ulvo, Lindha Kallerdahl, Sigurd Hole, and others
November 3, 1977 ~ Jazz, pop singer Jane Monheit born in Oakdale, New York, USA ~ Debuted in 2000 with the album Never Never Land and has recorded to critical acclaim steadily since. Guested on recordings by David Benoit, Terence Blanchard, Les Brown, Tom Harrell, Harold Mabern, Mark O'Connor, Frank Vignola, and others. Married drummer Rick Montalbano Jr in 2002
November 3, 1974 ~ Louise Elizabeth Nurding, commonly known as singer Louise Redknapp, born in Lewisham, UK ~ Member of R&B girl group the Eternal, known for mid to late 1990s recordings such as Oh Baby I, Power Of A Woman, Don't You Love Me, I Wanna Be The Only One featuring CeCe Winans, Angel Of Mine, and perhaps their best-known Stay, the latter reaching the Billboard top 20 in 1993
November 3, 1973 ~ Heavy metal, nu metal, alternative metal guitarist Mick Thomson, full name Mickael Gordon Thomson, born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA ~ Best known as member of Slipknot, joining the band in 1996 replacing Craig Jones on guitar, the latter switching to sampler. Has guested on recordings by Malevolent Creation and Necrophagia
November 3, 1973 ~ Kirk Jones, commonly known as rapper, producer, actor Sticky Fingaz, born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Discovered by Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay who signed the band Onyx on the condition that Jones would be in group. The band is best known for their acclaimed 1994 Bacdafucup debut album. Has also recorded as a solo artist, starting with 2001's Black Trash (The Autobiography Of Kirk Jones) album. Also known as an actor for film and TV with over 80 acting credits, including several for Spike Lee-directed films
November 3, 1972 ~ Henry Reichman Jr, commonly known as singer, actor Harry Richman, passed away in UK ~ Vaudeville pianist. Accompanied singers such as Mae West and Nora Bayes ~ Richman was born in 1895
November 3, 1972 ~ Organist, keyboardist Josh Kantor born ~ Perhaps best known as organist for the Boston Red Sox home games at Fenway Park since 2003. Member of Jim's Big Ego, the Split Squad, and the Baseball Project
November 3, 1971 ~ Composer, arranger, vibraphonist, singer Gary McFarland passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Johnny Hodges, John Lewis, Stan Getz, Bob Brookmeyer, Anita O'Day, Gary Burton, Shirley Scott, Zoot Sims, Wendy & Bonnie, Gábor Szabó, Lena Horne, Steve Kuhn, and others ~ McFarland was born in 1933
November 3, 1969 ~ Progressive rock drummer Jimmy Keegan born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known as member of progressive rock outfit Spock's Beard. Also worked with Santana (Primavera), John Waite, and others
November 3, 1969 ~ Roberto Concina, commonly known as DJ, producer Robert Miles, born in Fleurier, Switzerland ~ Best known for his 1995 breakthrough single Children, bringing ambient house into the mainstream. Miles would go on to release five albums, the latest being Thirteen in 2011 ~ Concina passed away in 2017
November 3, 1966 ~ Singer Louis Herrey born ~ Member of sibling outfit Herrey's, known for winning the 1984 Eurovision Songfestival representing Sweden with the song Diggi-loo Diggi-ley
November 3, 1965 ~ Progressive metal, progressive rock drummer, bassist Andreas Lill born ~ Best known as co-founding member of Vanden Plas. Has also worked with Missa Mercuria and with Abydos
November 3, 1964 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Rod Picott born ~ Worked with Alison Krauss, Slaid Cleaves, Fred Eaglesmith, Amanda Shires. As a solo artist debuted with the album Tiger Tom Dixon's Blues in 2001
November 3, 1962 ~ Guitarist, singer, songwriter Ian McNabb, full name Robert Ian McNabb, born in Liverpool, UK ~ Fronted Icicle Works. Also worked with Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Mike Scott, Danny Thompson, Ian Broudie, Amsterdam, and others
November 3, 1960 ~ Keyboardist James Prime born in Easy Ayrshire, UK ~ Worked with the Altered Images. Founding member of Deacon Blue, known for UK hits such as Real Gone Kid, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, and Twist And Shout
November 3, 1960 ~ Pop rock, punk rock, new wave guitarist, keyboardist Matthew Ashman, full name Matthew James Ashman, born in Mill Hill, UK ~ Joined Adam & the Ants in 1978, appearing on the band's debut album Dirk Wears White Sox released in 1979. Would depart the band along with bandmates drummer David Barbarossa and bassist Leigh Gorman to form Bow Wow Wow, complemented with singer Annabella Lwin. The band would become known for the singles Go Wild In The Country and the Strangeloves-cover I Want Candy ~ Ashman passed away in 1995
November 3, 1958 ~ Harry Glaser, commonly known as composer Harry Revel, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Composer for stage and film. Collaborated with Mack Gordon, Mort Greene, Paul Francis Webster, Buddy Feyne, Arnold Horwitt, and others. Worked on Broadway shows including Ziegfeld Follies Of 1931, Meet My Sister, and Are You With It ~ Glaser was born in 1905
November 3, 1954 ~ Stuart Leslie Goddard, commonly known as pop, new wave, punk-pop singer Adam Ant, born in London, UK ~ Fronted Adam & the Ants, known for songs such as Dog Eat Dog, Antmusic, Stand And Deliver, Prince Charming, Ant Rap, Goody Two Shoes, and Puss 'n Boots
November 3, 1954 ~ Jazz, rock cellist Melissa Hasin born in Hollywood, California, USA ~ In-demand session musician. Worked with Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Snoop Dogg, Tori Amos, John Tesh, Bradley Joseph, the Kosmos Express, David Benoit, Robert Deeble, Sammy Davis Jr, Smokey Robinson, Frank Sinatra, Robert Plant, and others
November 3, 1953 ~ Saxophonist Azar Lawrence born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Best known for his associations with McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, and Woody Shaw. Also worked with Raul de Souza, Gerald Hayes, Amaury Tristão, Dom Salvador, Ron Carter, Guilherme Franc, Jean Carn, Ray Straughter, Woody Murray, Clint Houston, Julian Priester, Hadley Caliman, Black Arthur, Joe Bonner, John Heard, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Mtume, Kenneth Nash, Patrice Rushen, Jerry Peter, Michael Stanton, John Rowin, Lee Ritenour, Paul Jackson Jr, 360 Degree Music Experience, Harvey Mason, Gene Harris, Elvin Jones, and Eden Atwood
November 3, 1952 ~ Pop, folk singer, songwriter Teresa de Sio born in Naples, Italy ~ First gained attention in the 1970s singing with Eugenio Bennato and Neapolitan folk outfit Musicanova. Active as a solo artist since the early 1980s. Broke through with her eponymous 1982 Teresa De Sio sophomore album and has recorded to critical acclaim since. Well known songs include Voglia 'E Turna, Aumn Aumn, Ario and Animali Italiani. Has worked with Brian Eno, Fabrizio de André, the Police's Stewart Copeland, Vittorio Cosma, and others
November 3, 1949 ~ Alexander Borisovich Fradkin, commonly known as singer, pianist, guitarist, bassist, violinist, percussionist Alexander Gradsky, born in Kopyesk, Soviet Union ~ Influenced by Elvis Presley. Internationally best known for duetting with John Denver on the 1986 song Let Us Begin. Formed Tarakany while still in his early teens, the band's 1963 performance at the Moscow University arguably the first public performance of rock & roll by any Russian act. Lead singer of Slaviane, the band's repertoire consisting of covers of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Founded and fronted Skomorokhi, blending traditional Russian music with western rock influences. Has recorded as a solo artist, and composed soundtracks, the rock operas Stadium and The Master And Margarita, and the rock ballet The Man ~ Fradkin passed away in 2021
November 3, 1948 ~ Pop, rock bassist Eddie Chin born ~ Member of skiffle group the Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra. Member of the Tourists, which also included Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart who would later form Eurythmics. Member of Acid Drops
November 3, 1948 ~ Singer, pianist, trumpeter, songwriter Hugh Moffatt born ~ Brother of singer Katy Moffatt. Married to singer, songwriter Pebe Sebert. Formed the Ratz, teaming up with his wife Pebe, Wade McCurdy, John Dietrich, and Michael Bonagura. Wrote or co-wrote songs such as Just In Case (Ronnie Milsap), Rose Of My Heart (Johnny Cash) and Old Flames Can't Hold A Candle To You (Joe Sun, Brian Collins, Dolly Parton). Co-penned the 2003 opera Corps Of Discovery with Michael Ching as well as several shorter pieces
November 3, 1948 ~ Marie McDonald McLaughlin, commonly known as singer Lulu, born in Glasgow, UK ~ Best known for hits such as To Sir With Love, The Man With The Golden Gun and Boom Bang-a-bang, the latter joint winner of the 1969 Eurovision Songfestival for the UK
November 3, 1947 ~ Drummer, percussionist Joe Lala, Joseph Antony Lala, born in Ybor City, Florida, USA ~ Co-founded Blues Image in 1966, best known for the hit Ride Captain Ride of their 1970 Open sophomore album. Sessioned for numerous pop and rock acts including the Byrds, Crosby Stills & Nash, Manassas, the Bee Gees (You Should Be Dancing), Joe Walsh, Andy Gibb, Dionne Warwick, Dan Fogelberg, Bill Wyman, Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, and others ~ Lala passed away in 2014
November 3, 1946 ~ Michael Edward Campbell Champion, commonly known as singer, songwriter, actor Michael Champion, born in Anderson, Indiana, USA ~ Sometimes credited as Mike Campbell, not to be confused with Tom Petty-guitarist Mike Campbell. Member of short-lived 1960s band Abstract Reality, known for their Love Burns Like A Fire single. Member of Scorpion alongside Bob Babbitt and Ray Monette. Appears on Meat Loaf's 1971 Stoney & Meatloaf debut album, for which he also co-wrote She Waits By The Window, Kiss Me Again, Lady Be Mine and Jessica White. Active as an actor since the late 1970s, appearing in TV shows such as Matlock and The Flash and films such as Beverly Hills Cop and Total Recall ~ Champion passed away in 2021
November 3, 1945 ~ Percussionist, conga player, songwriter Bobby Lakind, full name Robert Jay Lakind, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Started as lightning roadie for the Doobie Brothers. Sessioned on albums and stage from 1976 onwards, full band member from 1979 up to the band's break-up in 1982 ~ Lakind passed away in 1992
November 3, 1943 ~ Guitarist Bert Jansch born in Glasgow, UK ~ Founding member of Pentangle. Leading figure in 1960s British folk revival. Over two dozen albums to his name. Critically acclaimed. Admired by peers. Influential on Al Stewart, Paul Simon, Johnny Marr, Elton John, Ian Anderson, Bernie Taupin, Bernard Butler, Jimmy Page, Nick Drake, Graham Coxon, Donovan, Neil Young, Hope Sandoval, the Fleet Foxes, Devendra Banhart, Neil Halstead, Roy Harper, and Gordon Giltrap ~ Jansch passed away in 2011
November 3, 1942 ~ Beat, psychedelic rock drummer Christer Pettersson born ~ Co-founding member of the Hep Stars, enjoying popularity in their native Sweden during the 1960s. The band is best known as serving as the launchpad for Benny Anderson of later ABBA fame. Well known songs include Farmer John, Cadillac, Bald Headed Woman, Sunny Girl, Wedding, Consolation, Malaika and Mot Okant Land ~ Pettersson passed away in 2006
November 3, 1941 ~ Drummer Brian Poole born in Barking, UK ~ Founding member, lead singer of the Tremeloes, present on hits such as hits such as Do You Love Me, Candy Man, I Want Candy, and others. Left the band in 1966 to pursue a solo career. Has also worked with Renaldo & Loaf, the Seychelles, Carousel, and from the late 1980s onwards hooked up with other 1960s stars such as the Troggs' Reg Presley, the Merseybeats' Tony Crane, the Foundations' Clem Curtis, and others
November 3, 1940 ~ Clarence Edward Mauldin, commonly known as blues singer, guitarist, bassist Sonny Rhodes, born in Smithville, Texas, USA ~ Influenced by T-Bone Walker, LC Robinson, Pee Wee Crayton, BB King, Percy Mayfield. Active since the late 1950s. Backed artists such as Freddie King and Albert Collins. As a solo artist especially acclaimed for a number of 1990s albums, notably 1991's Disciple Of The Blues, 1992's Livin' Too Close To The Edge and 1996's Out Of Control ~ Mauldin passed away in 2021
November 3, 1939 ~ Jazz, avant-garde jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, hornist, trombonist Joe McPhee born in Miami, Florida, USA ~ As a saxophonist influenced by John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman. First gained attention in 1967, appearing on the Clifford Thornton album Freedom And Unity. Well over 50 albums as leader or co-leader, especially acclaimed for the albums Variations On A Blue Line, Oleo And A Future Retrospective, Visitation, Rapture. Member of Trio X. Has collaborated with the likes of John Snyder, Plan B, Evan Parker, Ken Vandermark, Michael Bisio, Joe Giardullo, Raphe Malik, Peter Brötzmann Tentet, the Survival Unit III, and others
November 3, 1935 ~ Jazz double bassist Henry Grimes born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Leading bassist in free jazz. Recorded and performed with artists such as Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Anita O'Day, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Albert Ayler, and others. His career halted in the late 1960s, he was often presumed dead, but resurfaced in the early 2000s ~ Grimes passed away in 2020
November 3, 1933 ~ John Barry Prendergast, commonly known as composer, arranger, conductor John Barry, born in York, UK ~ Prolific film composer including for 11 Bond films. Scores written or co-written by Barry include Goldfinger, Lion In Winter, Somewhere In Time, Body Heat, Out Of Africa, and Dances With Wolves. Worked with Jack Parnell, Ted Heath, Adam Faith, Les Vandyke, and others ~ Prendergast passed away in 2011
November 3, 1930 ~ Blues, R&B, gospel singer Mable John born in Bastrop, Louisiana, USA ~ First female to be signed to Berry Gordy Jr's Tamla-Motown label where she released the singles Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That, No Love and Actions Speak Louder Than Words. Dropped from the label for lack of success by 1962. Would go on to work as a backing singer for Ray Charles. By the mid-1960s John landed at Stax/Volt, for whom she scored a Billboard R&B top 10 hit with Your Good Thing Is About To End ~ John passed away in 2022
November 3, 1926 ~ Tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA ~ Worked with Thad Jones, Oliver Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Kenny Clarke, Stevie Wonder, Al Cohn, Al Grey, Milt Jackson, Ernestine Anderson, Tony Bennett, Paul Chambers, Sammy Davis Jr, Jon Hendricks, Eddie Jefferson, Jimmy McGriff, Pony Poindexter, Mel Tormé, Bernard Pretty Purdie, Frank Vignola, Frank Wess, Xanadu All-Stars, and others ~ Mitchell passed away in 2001
November 3, 1926 ~ Guitarist Ray Edenton, full name Ray Quarles Edenton, born in Mineral, Virginia, USA ~ First-call session musician. Member of the Nashville A-Team. Appears on over 12,000 recordings including Red Kirk's Lovesick Blues, Webb Pierce's There Stands The Glass, the Everly Brothers' Bye Bye Love and Wake Up Little Susie, Marty Robbins' Singing The Blues and Roger Miller's King Of The Road. Has also worked with Julie Andrews, the Beach Boys, Gary Burton, Sammy Davis Jr, Henry Mancini, Reba McEntire, Elvis Presley, Leon Russell, Neil Young, and others ~ Edenton passed away in 2022
November 3, 1801 ~ Composer Vincenzo Bellini, full name Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini, born in Catania, Kingdom Of Sicily ~ Dubbed “the Swan of Catania”. Laid the groundwork for bel canto and hugely influential on later composers, most notably Giuseppe Verdi who praised the broad curves of his melodies. Best known for works such as Il Pirata, La Sonnambula, Anna Bolena, and perhaps his best-known I Puritani ~ Bellini passed away in 1835