This Day In Music: October 13
October 12 ~ Birthdays/All ~ October 14
October 13, 2022 ~ New wave, electronic, synthpop singer, songwriter Christina Moser passed away in Lugano, Switzerland ~ Formed the duo Chrisma with her husband Maurizio Arcieri, perhaps best known for collaborating with producer Nico Papathanassiou and Vangelis on the singles U and Amore as well as on their 1978 Chinese Restaurant album ~ Moser was born in 1952
October 13, 2022 ~ Jens Vilhelm Pedersen, commonly known as composer Fuzzy, passed away ~ Perhaps best known for composing the soundtrack to Rainer Werner Fassbinder's TV series Eight Hours Don't Make A Day, going by the moniker Jean Gepoint ~ Pedersen was born in 1939
October 13, 2022 ~ Punk, punk rock, hardcore punk drummer Steve Roberts passed away ~ Member of the UK Subs from 1980, replacing Pete Davies, through 1982, rejoining on occasion in later years. Present on the albums Diminished Responsibility and Endangered Species ~ Roberts was born ca.1954
October 13, 2021 ~ Andrea Meyer, commonly known as singer, actress, model, writer Andrea Haugen, passed away in Kongsberg, Norway ~ Influenced by the Cocteau Twins, Kate Bush and Gregorian chants. Formerly married to black metal guitarist Samoth, with whom she had one daughter. Recorded under numerous monikers, most notably Nebelhexë in the 2000s. Guested on Cradle Of Filth's 1994 The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh and Satyricon's Nemesis Divina. Also known as a poet and author, writing horror and satire film script, non-fiction and social commentary published in alternative magazines and tabloids. Shot and killed alongside four others in a random spree killing ~ Meyer was born ca.1969
October 13, 2020 ~ Steven Thronson, commonly known as rapper Saint Dog, passed away ~ Co-founded the Kottonmouth Kings with D-Loc and Johnny Richter. Has also recorded as a solo artist, debuting with Ghetto Guide in 2004 ~ Thronson was born in 1975
October 13, 2013 ~ Jazz saxophonist Tommy Whittle passed away in Spain ~ Worked with Claude Giddins, Johnny Claes, Lew Stone, Carl Barriteau, Harry Hayes, Ted Heath, Cyril Stapleton, Harry Klein, Dill Jones, Eddie Thompson, Brian Brocklehurst, Jackie Dougan, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Kenton, Jack Parnell, Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand, Laurie Johnson, Benny Goodman, Don Lusher, his wife singer Barbara Jay, and others ~ Whittle was born in 1926
October 13, 2010 ~ Singer, songwriter, producer General Johnson, full name General Norman Johnson, passed away in Atlanta, Georgia, USA ~ Member of the Showmen, known for a number of 1960s hits such as It Will Stand, 39-21-46 and Our Love Will Grow. Fronted the Chairmen Of The Board, scoring hits with You've Got Me Dangling On A String, Everything's Tuesday and perhaps their best-known Give Me Just A Little More Time. Johnson also wrote a number of well-known 1970s songs including Patches recorded by Clarence Carter and by Jerry Reed, Bring The Boys Home recorded by Freda Payne and Want-Ads, Stick-up and One Monkey Don't Stop No Show recorded by Honey Cone ~ Johnson was born in 1941
October 13, 2009 ~ Alfred Cini, commonly known as singer Al Martino passed away in Springfield, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Popular Italian-American pop crooner from the early 1950s through the mid-1970s. Sang in nightclubs and recorded a handful of songs for Jubilee but got his big break winning first place on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts performing Perry Como's If. This led to a record deal and the release of his breakthrough single Here In My Heart. It would top the pop charts in America and the UK. It also attracted the attention of the maffia who bought out Cini's management contract and ordered him to pay $75,000 to safeguard their investment. Cini moved to Britain, continuing to record and perform. He would later play the role of Johnny Fontane in the movie The Godfather ~ Cini was born in 1927
October 13, 2007 ~ Bassist, guitarist Tom Dawes passed away ~ Member of shortlived pop, rock outfit Cyrkle, known for the 1966 hits Red Rubber Ball written by Paul Simon and Bruce Woodley and Turn Down Day ~ Dawes was born in 1943
October 13, 2006 ~ Jennell Ruth Grimes, commonly known as R&B singer, organist, pianist Jennell Hawkins, passed away ~ Recorded during the 1950s and early 1960s. Best known for Moments To Remember, a moderate hit in 1961 ~ Grimes was born in 1938
October 13, 2004 ~ Singer, actor, author, TV personality Erik Bye, full name Erik Erikkson Bye, passed away in Hvalstad, Norway ~ Son of operatic baritone Erik Ole Bye. Member of Norway's Resistance during World War II. Became one of Norway's most favorite TV personalities. Passionate supporter of sailors, in particular Norway's Society for Sea Rescue and their cause ~ Bye was born in 1926
October 13, 2003 ~ Irené Frances Eastwood, commonly known as singer Anne Ziegler, passed away in Colwyn`Bay, UK ~ Best known for her light operatic duets with her husband Webster Booth. The pair were dubbed “the Sweethearts in Song” and ranked among the most popular British acts of the 1940s ~ Ziegler was born in 1910
October 13, 2001 ~ Guitarist, singer Peter Doyle passed away in Castlemaine, Australia ~ As a solo artist known for 1960s hits such as Stupidity and Speechless (The Pick Up). Member of the New Seekers. Also worked with Grandma's Tonic, the Virgil Brothers, Jungle Ted ~ Doyle was born in 1949
October 13, 2000 ~ Jazz trombonist Britt Woodman passed away in Hawthorne, California, USA ~ Best known for his work with Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus. Also worked with Boyd Raeburn, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Gene Ammons, Ruth Brown, Benny Carter, Tadd Dameron, Miles Davis (on Blue Moods), Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Chico Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Hank Jones, Junior Mance, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Jimmy Woode, and others ~ Woodman was born in 1920
October 13, 1998 ~ Rock drummer Craig Atkinson, full name Byron Craig Atkinson, passed away ~ Drummer of garage-rock band Count Five, best known for Psychotic Reaction, a Billboard top 10 hit in 1966 ~ Atkinson was born in 1947
October 13, 1995 ~ Park Ji-min, commonly known as singer, dancer, songwriter Jimin, born in Geumjong District, South Korea ~ Best known as member of South Korean boy band BTS. As a solo artist known for songs such as Serendipity and Lie
October 13, 1993 ~ Singer Wade Flemons, full name Wade Herbert Flemons, passed away in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA ~ Briefly a member of Earth Wind & Fire in the early 1970s. As a solo artist best known for the late 1960s songs That Other Place and Jeanette ~ Flemons was born in 1940
October 13, 1989 ~ Jazz drummer, bandleader Lud Gluskin, full name Ludwig Elias Gluskin, passed away ~ Worked with Jimmy Durante, Paul Whiteman, the Playboys, Arthur Briggs, Faustin Jeanjean, Emile Christian, Leo Arnaud, Howard Mulvany, Edmond Cohanier, Danny Polo, and others ~ Gluskin was born in 1898
October 13, 1986 ~ John Derek Yancey, commonly known as hip-hop rapper, singer, producer, songwriter Illa J born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Brother of hip-hop producer, rapper J Dilla. Member of Slum Village. Formed the Yancey Boys with Frank Nitt, known for their 2008 eponymous The Yancey Boys debut album. Has also collaborated with Bishop Lamont, Roc C, Jonti, Common, and others
October 13, 1984 ~ Lumidee Cedeño, commonly known as reggaeton, dancehall, hip-hop rapper, singer Lumidee, born in East Harlem, New York, USA ~ Best known for Never Leave You (Uh Oooh Uh Oooh), a hit in 2003. Worked with NORE, Tony Sunshine, Pitbull, Shaggy, Speedy, and others
October 13, 1981 ~ Rowland Kelechukwu Okereke, commonly known as indie rock, post-Britpop, art punk singer, guitarist, keyboardist Kele Okereke, born in Liverpool, UK ~ Best known for fronting Bloc Party, a band rooted in rock drawing from electronica and house. Known for songs such as So Here We Are/Positive Tension, Two More Years, The Prayer and Flux, all of which reached the UK top 10. The band's first four albums, starting with the band's 2005 Silent Alarm album, all reached the UK albums top 10. Okereke embarked on a parallel solo career, releasing his solo debut album, The Boxer, in 2010. Has also collaborated with artists such as the Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, Martin Solveig, Sander van Doorn, Sub Focus, Claptone, and others
October 13, 1980 ~ Ashanti Shequiya Douglas, mononymously known as singer Ashanti born in Glen Cove, New York, USA ~ First gained attention in 2002 appearing on Fat Joe's What's Luv and Always On Time, both reaching the Billboard top 10. Released her eponymous Ashanti solo debut album later the same year, spawning the hits Foolish and Happy which both also reached the top 10. Has collaborated with Irv Gotti, Fabolous, R Kelly, Lloyd, Jagged Edge, Nelly, DaBaby, Joyner Lucas, and others
October 13, 1977 ~ Justin Peter Papadimitriou, commonly known as indie rock drummer, actor Justin Peroff, born in Markham, Canada ~ Best known as drummer of indie rock outfit Broken Social Scene. Has also worked as an actor, as club DJ, and as event promoter and artist manager
October 13, 1977 ~ Singer Shirley Brickley passed away in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Member of the Orlons, known for early-1960s hits such as The Wah-watusi, Don't Hang Up, South Street, and Not Me ~ Brickley was born in 1944
October 13, 1972 ~ Daniel Robert Kausman, commonly known as DJ, producer DJ Die, born in Barnstaple, UK ~ Core member of Reprazent. One third of Breakbeat Era
October 13, 1972 ~ Jazz drummer Phil Seamen, full name Philip Wiliam Seamen, passed away in Lambeth, UK ~ In-demand sidemen played with who's who of British jazz including Joe Harriott, Tubby Hayes, Stan Tracey, Ronnie Scott, Denny Termer, Dick Morrisey, Harold McNair, Don Rendell, Victor Feldman, Dizzy Reece, Tony Coe, Tony Lee, George Chisholm, and others ~ Seamen was born in 1926
October 13, 1971 ~ Pop rock sibling outfit the Bee Gees record My World at IBC Studios, London, UK ~ Written by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb. Produced by the band and manager Robert Stigwood. Released as a non-album single, b/w On Time, the following January. Would be included on the 1973 The Best Of Bee Gees Volume 2 compilation album
October 13, 1971 ~ Michael Joseph O'Sullivan. commonly known as pianist Joe Sullivan, passed away in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Worked with Eddie Condon, Red McKenzie, Jimmy McPartland, Frank Teschemacher, Bud Freeman, Jim Lanigan, Gene Krupa, Bing Crosby, and others ~ Sullivan was born in 1906
October 13, 1970 ~ Robert Pak, commonly known as rock singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter Robt Ptak, born ~ Best known as co-founding member of Size 14. Has also worked with Jakob Dylan, the Wallflowers, Artificial Joy, Laura Dawn, the Bastard Kings Of Rock, and others
October 13, 1969 ~ Country singer, songwriter Rhett Akins, full name Thomas Rhett AKins Sr, born ~ Father of country singer Thomas Rhett. As a singer best known for a number of 1990s albums, notably 1996's Somebody New and 1998's What's Livin' All About, the former including his only country No.1 Don't Get Me Started. Especially successful as a songwriter, often in partnership with Ben Hayslip and Dallas Davidson. Songs written or co-written by Akins were recorded by Brooks & Dunn, Jack Ingram, Joe Nichols, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Josh Turner, Tyler Farr, Rodney Atkins, Justin Moore, Locash, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Luke Bryan, Dustin Lynch, Aaron Lewis, Frankie Ballard, Brantley Gilbert, Chase Rice, William Michael Morgan
October 13, 1968 ~ Classical crossover baritone Carlos Marin, full name Carlos Marin Menchero, born in Russelsheim, West Germany ~ Best known as member of classical crossover quartet Il Divo which also included Urs Bühler, David Miller and Sébastien Izambard. The group was created and promoted by Simon Cowell and would go on to sell over an estimated 30 million records. They have worked with numerous pop artists including Barbra Streisand, Céline Dion, Nicole Scherzinger and perhaps most notably R&B singer Toni Braxton on Time Of Our Lives, which served as the official anthem of the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany ~ Marin passed away in 2021
October 13, 1966 ~ Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck, commonly known as actor, dancer, singer Clifton Webb, passed away in Beverly Hills, California, 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 was born 1889
October 13, 1962 ~ Electronica, house, breakbeat, IDM, trip hop singer Jon Fugler born in St Austell, UK ~ Best known as member of Fluke, alongside Mike Bryant and Mike Tournier
October 13, 1960 ~ Jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer Orphy Robinson, full name Orphy Everton Robinon, born in London, UK ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with the Jazz Warriors, Courtney Pine, Mica Paris, Andy Sheppard, Hugh Hopper, Robert Wyatt, Alexander Hawkins, Burn Out Mama, Louis Moholo, Leee John, Beggard & Compnay, Nigel Kennedy, Nick Mason, Pat Thomas, Steve Williamson, Evan Parker, Malik Al Nasir, Lester Bowie, Don Cherry, Junior Giscombe, Kate Havnevik, Neneh Cherry, Imagination, Lionel Loueke, Wynton Marsalis, Hugh Masekela, Jean Paul Maunick, Joe McPhee, Thurston Moore, Butch Morris, David Murray, Robert Plant, Wadada Leo Smith, Spring Heel Jack, Joss Stone, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Sunny Murray, Kenny Thomas, Nana Vasconcelos, Tony Bevan, Lol Coxhill, Shawn Lee, Monday Michiru, Total Contrast, Cleveland Watkiss, and others
October 13, 1959 ~ Singer, actress Marie Osmond, full name Olive Marie Osmond, born in Ogden, Utah, USA ~ Member of the Osmond family though never of the family singing group. Did record as a solo artist though, notably the 1973 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit Paper Roses, and with her brother Donny Osmond scoring hits such as I'm Leaving it Up To You, Morning Side Of The Mountain and Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
October 13, 1958 ~ Derald Daugherty, commonly known as alternative rock singer, guitarist Derri Daugherty, born ~ Best known as lead singer of the Choir. Also co-founded supergroup the Lost Dogs with Terry Scott Taylor, Michael Roe and Gene Eugene. In-demand engineer having worked on recordings by Randy Stonehill, the Swoon, Lifesavers Underground, Michael Knott, the Prayer Chain, Riki Michele, the Waiting, Sarah Masen, Pierce Pettis, the Common Children, Jeff Johnson, Caedmon's Call, Buddy Miller, the Throes, and others
October 13, 1958 ~ Siblings the Everly Brothers record Problems ~ Written by husband and wife songwriting team Boudleaux Bryant and Felice Bryant. Released later the same year, the flipside containing Love Of My Life, it would reach No.2 all the all-genre Billboard Hot 100
October 13, 1958 ~ Jazz, free jazz bassist Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells born ~ Co-founding member of Machine Gun. has also collaborated with Bob Belden, Karl Berger, Daniel Carter, Jaron Lanier, John Sinclair, Shabacka Hutchings, and others
October 13, 1958 ~ Guitarist, singer Joseph Richard Sylves born ~ Member of popular 1970s sibling R&B outfit the Sylvers, known for songs such as Fools Paradise, Fever and Hot Line
October 13, 1957 ~ Percussionist Roy Wooten. full name Roy Victor Wooten, born in Hampton, California, USA ~ Best known as member of Béla Fleck's band the Flecktones alongside harmonicist Howard Levy and his brother bassist Victor Wooten
October 13, 1956 ~ Serbian pop-folk singer Sinan Sakic born in Loznica, Yugoslavia ~ Member of turbo-folk band Juzni Vetar. One of the most succesdul artists of the Yugoslavia region ~ Sakić passed away in 2018
October 13, 1955 ~ Alternative rock, progressive rock keyboardist, guitarist John Ferenzik born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Best known for his associations with Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship and the Beru Revue. Has also recorded as a solo artist, noted for his Devil's Playground album released in 1995
October 13, 1952 ~ Model, actress, singer Beverly Johnson, full name Beverly Ann Johnson, born in Buffalo, New York, USA ~ Best known as an actress and model, the first African-American model to appear on the Vogue cover and the first to appear on the cover of the French Elle magazine, respectively in 1974 and 1975. As a singer known for her 1979 Don't Lose The Feeling album and its singles Don't Lose The Feeling and Don't Run For A Cover
October 13, 1951 ~ Jazz, jazz fusion, world music percussionist Frank Colón born in Washington DC, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Best known for playing the Batá drums. Has collaborated with Tania Maria, Ray Anderson, Michael Galasso, Mickey Hart, the Manhattan Transfer (Brasil), Wayne Shorter, Gato Barbieri (Bahia), Milton Nascimento, Barbara Dennerline, Janis Siegel, Airto Moreira (Samba De Flora), Towa Tei, Ernie Watts, Ivo Perelman, Michel Petrucciani, Charles Erland, Wagner Tiso, George Clinton (By Way Of The Drum), Diem Jones, Ana France, Jennifer Richman, and others
October 13, 1951 ~ Singer Olympia Ann Sylvers born ~ Member of popular 1970s sibling R&B outfit the Sylvers, known for songs such as Fools Paradise, Fever and Hot Line
October 13, 1949 ~ Singer, songwriter, actor Raimundo Fagner, full name Raimundo Fagner Candido Lopes, born in Oris, Brazil ~ Actively recording since the mid-1970s, most notably the 1977 Orós album collaborating with Hermeto Pascoal. As a songwriter perhaps best known for penning Mucuripe, recorded by Elis Regina. Has collaborated with Caetano Veloso, Roberta Miranda, Chico Buarque, and others
October 13, 1948 ~ Jazz saxophonist Geoff Simkins born ~ Influenced by Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh. Worked with the Temperance Seven, Art Farmer, Bobby Shew, Tal Farlow, Kenny Davern, Al Casey, Danny Moss, Billy Butterfield, Yank Lawson, Nikki Iles, Dave Cliff, Howard Alden, and others
October 13, 1948 ~ John Edward Colley, commonly known as pop-rock, soft rock, folk, country singer, guitarist, pianist, actor John Ford Coley, born in Dallas, Texas, USA ~ Classically trained. Best known for forming the 1970's duo England Dan & John Ford Coley with Dan Seals, known for songs such as Simone, I'd Really Love To See You Tonight, Nights Are Forever Without You and Love Is The Answer
October 13, 1948 ~ Singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan born in Lyallpur, Pakistan ~ Iconic world musician known for his collaborations with Western musicians, most notably Peter Gabriel ~ Khan passed away in 1997
October 13, 1947 ~ Saxophonist Alan Wakeman born in Hammersmith, UK ~ Worked with Paul Lytton, Harry Miller, Graham Collier, Johnny Dankworth, Mike Westbrook, Alan Gowen, Gilgamesh, Soft Machine, and others
October 13, 1946 ~ Blues, soul, gospel singer Dorothy Moore born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA ~ Best known for her 1976 hit song Misty Blue. Other well known songs include Funny How Time Slips Away and I Believe You. Previously a member of the Poppies with Petsy Mcune and Rose Taylor, scoring a modest hit with Lullabye Of Love in 1966
October 13, 1946 ~ Jill Lynne Byrem, commonly known as country singer, guitarist, songwriter Lacy J Dalton, born in Bloomsberg, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Sometimes referred to as “Country music's Bonnie Raitt”. Best known for a number of 1980s hits including Crazy Blue Eyes, Hard Times, Hillbilly Girl With The Blues, Takin' It Easy, Everybody Makes Mistakes, 16th Avenue and If That Ain't Love. Cites Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Guy Clark, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Janis Joplin, Robert Johnson, Karen Dalton, Fred Koller, Big Mama Thornton, Billie Holiday, Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, and JJ Cale as influences
October 13, 1946 ~ Musicologist, pianist, composer Robert Levin born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Artistic director of Sarasota Music Festival. As a composer known for several sonatas and piece for piano, bassoon and for woodwind, best known for reconstructing or completing several unfinished compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Sebastian Bach
October 13, 1945 ~ Daniel Bevilacqua, commonly known as chanson, pop singer, keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter Christophe, born in Juvisy-sur-Orge, France ~ Rose to fame in 1965 with his sophomore single Aline. Other well-known songs include Marionettes, J'Ai Entendu La Mer and Oh Mon Amour ~ Bevilacqua passed away in 2020
October 13, 1944 ~ Singer, keyboardist, songerwriter Robert Lamm, full name Robert William Lamm, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Co-founding member of Chicago. Wrote or co-wrote a vast amount of the band's best known including Questions 67 & 68, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is, Beginnings, 25 Or 6 To 4, Saturday In The Park, Dialogue Part I & II and Harry Truman
October 13, 1943 ~ Singer Tony Bennett records Stranger In Paradise at CBS 30th Street Studios, New York, New York ~ Written by Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright, George Forest for the 1953 musical Kismet. Released as a single by Bennett, b/w Why Does It Have To Be Me, the following November. Would become Bennett's first big hit in the UK, topping the charts in 1955
October 13, 1942 ~ Singer Jimmy Powell born in Birmingham, UK ~ Best known as lead singer of the Five Dimensions, which briefly included a then-unknown Rod Stewart. The band's initial line-up also featured guitarists Gary Leport and Peter Mariosa, drummer Brian Kattenhorn and bassist Louis Cennamo. Also worked with Millie Small, PJ Proby, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Clem Cattini, the Rockin' Berries, BJ Wilson, Puzzle, and others ~ Powell passed away in 2016
October 13, 1942 ~ Singer Sven Erik Magnusson born in Slottsbron, Sweden ~ Best known as lead singer of Sven Ingvars ~ Magnusson passed away in 2017
October 13, 1941 ~ Pop singer Garry Mills born in West Wickam, UK ~ Known for a number of early 1960s UK hits, namely I'll Step Down, Top Teen Baby and Look For A Star, the latter reaching the British top 10 in 1960 and top 30 Billboard Hot 100
October 13, 1941 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Paul Simon born in Newark, New Jersey, USA ~ Rose to fame as half of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel, one of the best-selling groups of all time, known for songs such The Sound Of Silence, Homeward Bound, I Am A Rock, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Cecilia, and others. As a solo artist known for songs such as Kodachrome, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, You Can Call Me Al and Graceland
October 13, 1940 ~ Justine Washington, commonly known as R&B singer Baby Washington, born in Bamberg, South Carolina, USA ~ Known for a string of 1960's R&B hits including The Bells On Our Wedding Day, Nobody Cares About Me, Handful Of Memories, That's How Heartaches Are Made and Only Those In Love
October 13, 1940 ~ Farrell Sanders, commonly known as free jazz, avant-garde jazz, world fusion saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Closely associated with John Coltrane, first appearing on the 1965 Ascension album. Considered by some the heir of Coltrane. Known for his spiritual-themed style. Well over two dozen albums to his name as a leader, especially acclaimed for the albums Karma, Journey To The One and Rejoice. Has collaborated with the likes of Leon Thomas, Alice Coltrane, Tisziji Muñoz, Michael Mantler, Carla Bley, Don Cherry, Benny Golson, Norman Connors, McCoy Tyner, Randy Weston, Sun Ra, Gary Bartz, Larry Young, Sonny Sharrock, and others ~ Sanders passed away in 2022
October 13, 1938 ~ Gospel siinger, songwriter Shirley Caesar, full name Shirley Ann Caesar, born in Durham, North Carolina, USA ~ Dubbed “the First Lady of Gospel” with a career spanning seven decades, over forty albums and a dozen Grammy Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. Played in the Gospel musicals Mama I Want To sing, Mama 2 and Born To Sing. As a recording artist best known for the Gospel hits Hold my Mule featuring Albertina Walker & Milton Brunson, I Know The Truth (Lies), God Will Make A Way and It's Alright It's OK featuring Anthony Hamilton
October 13, 1937 ~ Mandolinist, songwriter Joel Nascimento born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ Regarded a premier mandolinist, considered by some the leading mandolin player of his day. Has worked with John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia, Raphael Rabello, Arthur Moreira Lima, and others
October 13, 1936 ~ Shirley Bunnie Foy, commonly known as singer, percussionist, songwriter Bunny Foy, born in Harlem, New York, USA ~ Worked with artists such as Archie Shepp, Charlie Shavers, Arvell Shaw, Jo Jones, Curtis Potter, Johnny Griffin, Art Blakey, Randy Weston, Lou Bennett, Milton Jackson, Franco Cerri, Bruno de Filippi, Pino Presti, Stefano Cerri, Enrico Intra, Renato Sellano, Gil Cuppini, Tullio de Piscope, Gianni Cazzola, Tony Scott, Sonny Taylor, Sebastien Chaumont, Ronnie Rae, Jean Sebastien Simonoviez, Francois Chassagnite, Laurent Sarrien, Yoann Serra, Bibi Rovere, Fabrice Bistoni, Dodo Goya, and others ~ Foy passed away in 2016
October 13, 1934 ~ Ionna Mouskouri, commonly known as singer Nana Mouskouri born in Chania, Greece ~ Recorded over 200 albums in 12 languages. Best known for the White Rose Of Athens, 1963 Luvembourg Eurovision Songfestival entry A Force De Prier reaching 8th place, Je Chante Avec Toi Liberté and Only Love. Member of European Parliament from 1994 to 1999 for the Greek liberal-conservative New Democracy party
October 13, 1932 ~ Saxophonist, violinist, pianist, composer Iván Vándor born in Pécs, Hungary ~ Member of the Roman New Orleans Jazz Band. Also worked with avant-garde groups Musica Elettronica Viva and the Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Di Nuova Consonanza. Scored a number of soundtracks, notably Diary Of A Schizophrenic Girl and The Passenger ~ Vándor passed away in 2020
October 13, 1932 ~ Vibraphonist, drummer, keyboardist, songwriter Johnny Lytle, full name Johnny Dillard Lytle, born in Springfield, Ohio, USA ~ Worked with Ray Charles, Jimmy Witherspoon, Gene Ammons, Hiram Boots Johnson, Milton Harris, Louis Armstrong, Big John Patton, Houston Person, Johnny Griffin, Ray Barretto, Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis, Nancy Wilson, Bobby Timmons, Roy Ayers, Roger Troutman, and others ~ Lytle passed away in 1995
October 13, 1929 ~ Songwriter Bernie Baum born ~ Best known for co-writing several songs for Elvis Presley, usually with Bill Giant and Florence Kaye. Well-known songs include Roustabout, Paradise Hawaiian Style, Edge Of Reality and notably You're The Devil In Disguise. Others who recorded his songs include Mickey Denton, the Everly Brothers (That's Old Fashioned (That's The Way Love Should Be)), Gene Chandler, and others ~ Baum passed away in 1993
October 13, 1927 ~ Anita Jean Grilli, commonly known as singer, pianist, arranger Anita Kerr, born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA ~ Founded and fronted vocal harmony group the Anita Kerr Singers, known for recording some 50 albums in their own right. The group was also an in-demand backing choir, providing vocals for the likes of Rod McKuen, Red Foley, Eddy Arnold, Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline, Faron Young, Chet Atkins, Webb Pierce, and others ~ Grilli passed away in 2022
October 13, 1927 ~ Bebop, cool jazz, avant-garde jazz alto saxophonist Lee Konitz born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Influenced Paul Desmond and Art Pepper. Worked with Teddy Powell, Lennie Tristano, Claude Thornhill, Gil Evans, Miles Davis (The Birth Of The Cool), Stan Kenton, Elvin Jones, Sonny Dallas, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Attila Zoller, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, and others ~ Konitz passed away in 2020
October 13, 1926 ~ Jazz double-bassist Ray Brown born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Best known for his longtime associations with pianist Oscar Peterson and with singer Ella Fitzgerald, to whom he was also married from 1947 to 1953. Influenced by Jimmy Blanton. Worked with Jimmy Hinsley, Hank Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Kenny Clarke, Steely Dan (on Razor Boy of the 1973 Countdown To Ecstasy album), Laurindo Almeida, Bud Shank, Gene Harris, André Previn, Kiri te Kanawa, Monty Alexander, Mickey Roker, Larry Fuller, and numerous others ~ Brown passed away in 2002
October 13, 1926 ~ Jazz saxophonist Tommy Whittle born in Grangemouth, UK ~ Worked with Claude Giddins, Johnny Claes, Lew Stone, Carl Barriteau, Harry Hayes, Ted Heath, Cyril Stapleton, Harry Klein, Dill Jones, Eddie Thompson, Brian Brocklehurst, Jackie Dougan, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Kenton, Jack Parnell, Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand, Laurie Johnson, Benny Goodman, Don Lusher, his wife singer Barbara Jay, and others ~ Whittle passed away in 2013
October 13, 1924 ~ Julius Gubenko, commonly known as vibraphonist, bandleader Terry Gibbs, born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Played with Tommy Dorsey, Chubby Jackson, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Alice Coltrane, Louie Bellson, Charlie Shavers, Mel Tormé, Buddy DeFranco, and others
October 13, 1922 ~ Composer Gilberto Mendes born in Santos, Brazil ~ Composed cantates, motets, orchestral music, chamber music and avant-garde works. Founded the Santos New Music Festival in the mid-1960s ~ Mendes passed away in 2016
October 13, 1921 ~ Ivo Livi, commonly known as actor, singer Yves Montand, born in Monsummano Terme, Italy ~ Started as a music hall singer. Discovered by singer Edith Piaf. Over 30 albums to his name. As an actor appeared in over 60 movies. Married to actress Simone Signoret, the duo often cast together ~ Livi passed away in 1991
October 13, 1916 ~ Baritone singer David Hollestelle born in Den Helder, the Netherlands ~ Father of bassist Jan Hollestelle and guitarists Hans Hollestelle and David Hollestelle. Best known as a fine interpreter of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel and Felix Mendelssohn ~ Hollestelle passed away in 2001
October 13, 1916 ~ Pianist, songwriter, arranger Howard Biggs, full name Howard Maceo Biggs, born in Seattle, Washington, USA ~ Influential in doo-wop and the first days of rock & roll. Perhaps best known for writing or co-writing a number of early doo-wop, R&B hits, notably Bye Bye Baby Blues and Write Me A Letter for the Ravens and Got You On My Mind for Big John Greer. The latter would later be recorded by Big Joe Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, and others. Other songs written or co-written by Biggs include I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Roy Hamilton, Elvis Presley), Melancholy Me (Eddy Howard), and If I Could Have Your Love Again (Brook Benton) ~ Biggs passed away in 1999
October 13, 1915 ~ Jazz bassist Jack Fallon, full name Jack Patrick Fallon, born in London, Canada ~ Studied violin with the London Symphony Orchestra before switching to bass as his primary instrument. Worked with Ted Heath, Ronnie Scott, Tommy Whittle, Jack Jackson, George Shearing, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Count Basie, Malcolm Mitchell, Tony Crombie, Hoagy Carmichael, Maxine Sullivan, Stéphane Grappelli, Mary Lou Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Humphrey Lyttelton, Kenny Baker, Ralph Sharon, Big Bill Broonzy, Josh White, Johnny Duncan, and played the fiddle violin on Don't Pass Me By by the Beatles ~ Fallon passed away in 2006
October 13, 1909 ~ Virtuoso pianist Art Tatum born in Toledo, Ohio, USA ~ Revered jazz pianist. Influenced by stride pianists such Fats Waller and James P Johnson. In turn Tatum would influence future pianists including Adam Makowicz, Simon Nabatov, Oscar Peterson, Martial Solal. First recorded in 1932 backing Adelaide Hall on I'll Never Be The Same and Strange As It Seems. Would go on to record on numerous quintessential jazz recordings, mostly as a leader in small settings such as trio or quartet. Especially acclaimed for The Genius Of Art Tatum album series released in 1953 and 1954, a few years before his death. Has worked with Tiny Grimes, Slam Stewart, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Ben Webster, and Buddy DeFranco ~ Tatum passed away in 1956