This Day In Music: October 22
October 21 ~ Birthdays/All ~ October 23
October 22, 2021 ~ David Blatt, commonly known as rock & roll, pop singer Jay Black, passed away in Queens, New York, USA ~ Lead singer of Jay & the Americans, known for a string of 1960s hits including She Cried, Come A Little Bit Closer, Let's Lock The Door And Throw Away The Key, Cara Mia, and This Magic Moment ~ Blatt was born in 1938
October 22, 2021 ~ Conductor, opera director, musicologist, composer Udo Zimmermann passed away in Dresden, Germany ~ Perhaps best known as director of the Leipzig Opera and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. As a composer internationally recognised for the one-act chamber opera Die Weisse Rose premiered in 1967, telling of the killing of siblings Hans Scholl and Sophie Scholl by the nazis for leading the non-violent resistance group Die Weisse Rose ~ Zimmermann was born in 1943
October 22, 2020 ~ Country singer Margie Bowes, full name Margie Marie Bowes, passed away in Brentwood, Tennessee, USA ~ Best known for her 1959 country hit Poor Old Heartsick Me. Other well known songs include My Love And Little Me and Little Miss Belong To No One. Briefly married to Doyle Wilburn of the Wilburn Brothers ~ Bowes was born in 1941
October 22, 2019 ~ Singer, guitarist Don Baskin passed away ~ Member of Syndicate Of Sound, known for their single Little Girl which would reach the Billboard top 10 in 1966. The band would record a number of other singles, notably Rumors and Brown Paper Bag, but would be unable to replicate the success of Little Girl ~ Baskin was born in 1946
October 22, 2019 ~ Dixieland, swing trombonist, vibraphonist, bandleader, composer George Masso passed away ~ Worked with Jimmy Dorsey, Bobby Hackett, Benny Goodman, Barbara Lea, Bob Haggart, Yank Lawson, the World's Greatest Jazz Band, Ruby Braff, Scott Hamilton, Woody Herman, Jerry Jerome, Eiji Kitamura, Butch Miles, Randy Sandke, George Shearing, Maxine Sullivan, Bob Wilber, Glenn Zottola, and others ~ Masso was born in 1926
October 22, 2018 ~ Composer Silvio Palmieri passed away ~ Best known for composing the 2004 opera Ella. Has also written for piano, chamber orchestras, stage and film soundtracks ~ Palmieri was born in 1957
October 22, 2017 ~ Trumpeter, flugelhornist Atle Hammer passed away in Oslo, Norway ~ Towering figure on the Oslo jazz scene known for several international collaborations. Trained in the USA as a civil engineer and worked at the Norwegian State Railways before establishing himself as the leading trumpeter in Norway in the 1950s. Played with a host of artists including Erik Amundsen, Mikkel Flagstad, Egil Kapstad, Laila Dalseth, Pepper Adams, George Russell, Red Holloway, Bjarne Nerem, James Moody, Terje Venaas, Elvin Sannes, Tom Olstad, Harald Bergersen, Erling Aksdal, Thorgeir Stubø, the Per Husby Quintet, and others ~ Hammer was born in 1932
October 22, 2017 ~ Rock guitarist, songwriter, producer George Young, full name George Redburn Young, passed away in Singapore ~ Founding member of the Easybeats, known for the 1967 hit Friday On My Mind. Founding member of Flash & the Pan, known for the 1976 hit Hey St Peter. As a producer and songwriter regularly collaborated with Harry Vanda, working with acts such as the Malcolm Hook Roll Band, John Paul Young (Love Is In The Air), Rose Tattoo and notably producing a vast amount of AC/DC's early work, the band including Young's brothers Angus Young and Malcolm Young ~ Young was born in 1947
October 22, 2015 ~ Jazz singer Mark Murphy passed away in Englewood, New Jersey, USA ~ Influenced by Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, June Christy, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, and by pianist Art Tatum. Has been releasing solo albums since the mid-1950s. Would continue to record and perform on stage well into the 2010s ~ Murphy was born in 1932
October 22, 2012 ~ Singer, dancer Gabrielle Roth passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Best known for her work in trance dance, with 20 albums to her name and creating the 5Rhythms approach, a meditation practice now commonly used across the globe ~ Roth was born in 1941
October 22, 2010 ~ Dennis Anthony Leopold Simpson, commonly known as singer, actor Denis Simpson, passed away in Toronto, Canada ~ Original bass singer of the Nylons from 1978 through 1979, leaving the band before they became commercially successful. Best known as a an actor and TV personality, notably as the host of The Polka Dot Door TV show ~ Simpson was born in 1950
October 22, 2003 ~ Jazz trombonist, composer, arranger Ron Collier passed away in Toronto, Canada ~ Best known for his association with Duke Ellington ~ Collier was born in 1930
October 22, 1998 ~ Rodrick Wayne Moore Jr, commonly known as rapper, singer, songwriter Roddy Ricch, born in Compton, California, USA ~ First gained attention with his 2018 single Die Young. Has collaborated with Nipsey Hussle (Racks In The Middle) and Mustard (Ballin'). Released his full-length debut album, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, in 2019 spawning the hit single The Box
October 22, 1994 ~ James Miller, commonly known as producer Jimmy Miller, passed away in Denver, Colorado, USA ~ Best known for his association with several of Steve Winwood's bands, namely the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith, and for frequently producing the Rolling Stones from the late 1960s through the early 1970s including some of their most critically acclaimed albums including Beggars' Banquet, Let It Bleed and Exile On Main St. Has also worked with artists such as Delaney & Bonnie, Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock, Kracker, the Plasmatics, Motörhead, Primal Scream, Johnny Thunders, Jo Jo Laine, and others ~ Miller was born in 1942
October 22, 1992 ~ Sheyaa Bin Abraham Joseph, commonly known as rapper 21 Savage, born in London, UK ~ Atlanta-based rapper gained local attention with the 2015 mixtape Slaughter Tape before breaking through the next year with the EP Savage Mode, produced by Metro Boomin', spawning the singles X and No Heart. Released his solo debut album, Issa Album, in 2017 which debuted at No.2 on the Hot 200
October 22, 1990 ~ Blues singer, guitarist Arthur Big Boy Spires passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Fronted the Rocket Four, known for their 1952 recording Murmur Low. The single sold poorly but is today seen as a classic of the Chicago blues genre. It featured a three-guitar line up consisting of Spires, Eddie El and Earl Dranes, and maracas by Willie Big Eyes Smith. Spires has also worked with Lightnin' Hopkins in the late 1930s ~ Spires was born in 1912
October 22, 1986 ~ Rock singer, actress, comedian Jane Dornacker, full name Jane Carroll Dornacker, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Fronted Leila & the Snakes, known for songs such as Rock & Roll Weirdos and Pyramid Power. Also worked with the Tubes, serving as the band's touring backing singer and dancer and co-writing Don't Touch Me There ~ Dornacker was born in 1947
October 22, 1986 ~ Guitarist, composer Thorgeir Stubø passed away in Narvik, Norway ~ Played with artists such as Jan Garbarek, Knut Riisnæs, Svein Christiansen, Arild Andersen, Henning Gravrok, Bjørn Alterhaug, Terje Borklund, Ernst-Wiggo Sandbakk, Bernt Rosengren, Egil Kapstad, Terje Venaas, Egil Johansen, and others ~ Stubø was born in 1943
October 22, 1985 ~ Kevin Michael Seward, commonly known as pop, R&B singer, songwriter Kevin Michael, born in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Cites Prince, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder as main influences. Released his eponymous Wyclef Jean-produced Kevin Michael debut album in 2007. Featured as the wedding singer in the romantic comedy 500 Days Of Summer, performing the Etta James-cover At Last
October 22, 1985 ~ Mawuli Kulego, commonly known as rapper Lazee, born in Malmo, Sweden ~ First gained serious attention in Swedish urban underground with his 2006 mixtape It Is What It Is, 5000 copies handed out free of charge. Would release his full-length Setting Standards in 2008. Known best for songs such as Rock Away, Drop Bombs, Pusherman featuring J'son and Hold On featuring Neverstore
October 22, 1985 ~ Drummer, singer Zac Hanson born in Arlington, Virginia, USA ~ Member of sibling outfit Hanson, known best for their 1997 hit Mmmbop
October 22, 1984 ~ Singer, songwriter Anca Pop born in Moldova Noua, Romania ~ Debuted in 2017 with her eponymous studio album, Anca Pop, which spawned the singles Free Love, Super Cool, Ring Around, and Loco Poco ~ Pop passed away in 2018
October 22, 1982 ~ Tramayne Thompson, commonly known as hip-hop, g-funk, west coast rapper, songwriter Shade Sheist, born in Inglewood, California, USA ~ Best known for his single Where I Wanna Be featuring Nate Dogg and Kurupt
October 22, 1981 ~ Gospel singer Anthony Brown, full name Anthony Jamar Brown, born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA ~ Active since the early 2010s. Best known for his 2015 Everyday Jesus sophomore album
October 22, 1979 ~ Composer, conductor, pianist, organist Nadia Boulanger, full name Juliette Nadia Boulangher, passed away ~ Performed sporadically yet hailed as teacher of many of the leading 20th century composers, including Burt Bacharach, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, Quincy Jones, Astor Piazzolla, and others ~ Boulanger was born in 1887
October 22, 1976 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Jon Foreman born in San Bernardino, California, USA ~ Lead singer, guitarist, primary songwriter of alternative rock outfit Switchfoot, which he co-founded with drummer Chad Butler and his brother bassist Tim Foreman in 1996. Cites Elliott Smith, U2, the Police, James Taylor, the Beatles, Radiohead, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ronny Jordan, Miles Davis, Keith Green, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin as influences
October 22, 1976 ~ Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen, commonly known as DJ, producer Laidback Luke, born in Manila, Philippines ~ Has worked with David Guetta, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Junior Sanchez, and others
October 22, 1973 ~ Henry Cyril Franklin, commonly known as opera singer David Franklin, passed away in Worcester, UK ~ As an opera singer enjoyed popularity throughout the early 1951, his career paused by serving in the Army during World War II. A throat operation in 1951 forced him to retire from performing altogether, after which he ventured into writing and broadcasting known to the public for his appearances on the BBC Radio shows My Music and Twenty Questions ~ Franklin was born in 1908
October 22, 1973 ~ Pau Casals I Defillo, commonly known as cellist, composer, conductor Pablo Casals, passed away in San Juan, Puerto Rico ~ One of the most revered cellists of the 20th century. Best remembered for his series of recordings of Bach Cello Suites made from 1936 through 1939 ~ Casals was born in 1876
October 22, 1969 ~ Jazz trumpeter Nate Kazebier passed away ~ Sideman. Played with Austin Wylie, Jan Garber, Slats Randall, Benny Goodman, Ray Noble, Seger Ellis, Lyle Murphy, Gene Krupa, Jimmy Dorsey, Ray Bauduc, and others ~ Kasebier was born in 1912
October 22, 1969 ~ Rock bassist, keyboardist Stuart Chatwood born in Fleetwood, UK ~ Member of Canadian rock outfit Tea Party, known for songs such as Temptation, Psychopomp, Heaven Coming Down and The Messenger
October 22, 1969 ~ Pop, pop rock basist Wladimir Geels born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands ~ Best known as member of Rowwen Hèze, joining the band in 2013 as replacement for Jan Philipsen. Has also worked with Noordkaap, Triggerfinger, Jan Leyers, Coco Jr, Kris de Bruyne, Yasmine
October 22, 1968 ~ Orville Burrell, commonly known as dancehall, reggae rapper, singer Shaggy, born in Kingston, Jamaica ~ First gained attention in the early 1990s with the Folkes Brothers cover Oh Carolina, used in the erotic thriller Silver. Though only a modest hit in the USA the single would reach No.1 in the UK. Burrell would however reach the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 with Bombastic and Angel featuring Rayvon
October 22, 1968 ~ Shelby Lynne Moorer, commonly known as Americana, country-rock, pop rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Shelby Lynne, born in Quantico, Virginia, USA ~ Sister of singer Allison Moorer. Critics darling. Praised for her contralto voice. Well over a dozen albums to her name, starting with Sunrise released in 1989. Won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist for her 1999 I Am Shelby Lynne pop rock album, despite it being her sixth studio album. Duetted with George Jones on If I Could Bottle This Up, released as a single in 1988. Other well known songs include The Hurtin' Side, I'll Lie Myself To Sleep Again, Things Are Tough All Over and Gotta Get Back
October 22, 1967 ~ R&B singer, songwrier, producer Tony Grant, full name Anthony Grant, born in Forest City, USA ~ Briefly lead singer of AZ Yet, taking over for Marc Nelson who left the band in 1997 to pursue a solo career. Appears on the band's hit single You're The Inspiration, a cover of a Peter Cetera. Grant would in turn be replaced by Ledon Bishop
October 22, 1966 ~ Singer Paul Lekakis born in Yonkers, New York, USA ~ Known for the disco hits Boom Boom Let's Go Back To My Room and My House
October 22, 1965 ~ Wesley Stace, commonly known as rock, pop, folk singer, guitarist, songwriter John Wesley Harding, born in Hastins, UK ~ Took his stage name after Bob Dylan's 1967 John Wesley Harding album which in turn took its name from the noted outlaw John Wesley Hardin
October 22, 1965 ~ Heavy metal, thrash metal singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter Piotr Wiwczarek, full name Piotr Pawel Wiwczarek, born in Olsztyn, Poland ~ Founding and sole constant member of Vader. Produced Decapitated's 1999 Winds Of Creation debut album
October 22, 1963 ~ Benedicte Christine Adrian Moutin, commonly known as singer Benedicte Adrian, born in Oslo, Norway ~ Best known as half of 1980s, 1990s pop duo Dollie de Luxe, the other half being Ingrid Bjornov. Has since sung in operas including with the Norwegian Opera and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
October 22, 1963 ~ Classical, jazz, hard rock cellist, bass guitarist, double bassist, composer Svante Henryson born ~ Worked with the World Youth Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ryan Adams, Elvis Costello, Steve Gadd, Jon Balke, Ketil Bjørnstad, Arve Henriksen, Anders Jormin, Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, and others
October 22, 1963 ~ Pianist, singer Walter Davis passed away in St Louis, Missouri, USA ~ Influenced by Leroy Carr. Recorded from the early 1930s through the early 1950s. Frequently backed by Big Joe Williams on guitar. Known for songs such as Come Back Baby, Ashes In My Whiskey, Blue Blues and perhaps his best known the 1931 rendition of Sunnyland Blues ~ Davis was born ca.1912
October 22, 1958 ~ Drummer Bobby Blotzer, full name Robert John Blotzer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Best known as member of metal outfit RATT from 1982 until its disbandement in 1992, the band also including his schoolmate bassist Juan Croucier. Has also worked with Dokken, Vic Vergeat, Firefoxx, Twenty 4 Seven, Montrose, Contraband, Operation Mindcrime, the Saints Of The Underground, and others
October 22, 1958 ~ Jazz pianist, composer, arranger Jan Gunnar Hoff born in Bodø, Norway ~ Played with artists such as Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Lars Danielsson, John Surman, Karin Krog, Maria João, Alex Acuña, Mike Stern, Ernst-Wiggo Sandbakk, Marilyn Mazur, Anders Jormin, Arve Henriksen, Per Jorgensen, Arild Andersen, Per Mathisen, Nils Petter Molvær, Stale Storløkken, Audun Kleive, Mathias Eick, and others
October 22, 1957 ~ Rock, tango saxophonist, guitarist, singer Daniel Melingo born ~ With a background in rock over time gravitated towards tango. Member of Los Twist. Member of Los Abuelos De La Nada. Has also worked with Milton Nascimento, Lions In Love, David Murray, and others. Released his solo debut album H20 in 1995 and has recorded primarily as a tango singer steadily to critical acclaim since
October 22, 1956 ~ Singer, guitarist, producer, songwriter Howe Gelb born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Active since the mid-1980s as a solo artist and valued collaborator. Has worked with Giant Sand, KT Tunstall, OP8, the Band of Blacky Ranchette, Arizona Amp & the Alternator
October 22, 1956 ~ Soprano saxophonist, flutist, bandleader Jane Bunnett, full name Mary Jane Bunnett, born in Toronto, Canada ~ Founded and leads all-female Afro-Cuban jazz outfit Maqueque which also include Dánae Olano, Yissy Garcia, Magdelys Savigne, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Celia Jiménez
October 22, 1952 ~ Actor, jazz pianist Jeff Goldblum born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Best known as an actor in tons of films and TV series, but also an accomplished pianist and a member of the the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
October 22, 1946 ~ Trumpeter, singer, composer Jac Berrocal, full name Jacques Berrocal, born in St Jean D'Angely, France ~ Founded jazz ensemble Catalogue. Has also worked as a solo artist and collaborated with Ron Anderson, Pierre Bastien, Pascal Comelade, Jaki Liebezeit, David Fenech, Ghédalia Tazartés, Vincent Epplay, Jason Willett, and others
October 22, 1945 ~ Singer, songwriter Eddie Brigati, full name Edward Brigati Jr, born in Garfield, New Jersey, USA ~ Member of Joey Dee & the Starliters, taking over for his brother David Brigati. Member of blue-eyed soul outfit the Young Rascals, co-writing hits such as You Better Run, I've Been Lonely Too Long, Groovin', How Can I Be Sure, Beautiful Morning and People Got To Be Free
October 22, 1945 ~ Leslie Weinstein, commonly known as guitarist, singer, songwriter Leslie West, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Founding member, co-lead singer of Mountain, known for their 1970 hit Mississippi Queen of their eponymous Mountain album. Previously a member of the Vagrants, scoring two minor hits with I Can't Make A Friend and a cover of Otis Redding's Respect. In 2009 West would marry his fiancée Jenni Maurer on stage to a crowd of 15,000 after the band's performance at the Woodstock 40th Anniversary Concert in Bethel, New York. The band had also performed at the original Woodstock Festival ~ Weinstein passed away in 2020
October 22, 1943 ~ Classical, avant-garde violinist, conductor Paul Zukofsky born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Known for his association with some of the finest composers of contemporary classical music including Milton Babbitt, Easley Blackwood Jr, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Artur Schnabel, Roger Sessions, Stefan Wolpe, Charles Wuorinen, Iannis Xenakis, and others ~ Zukofsky passed away in 2017
October 22, 1943 ~ Jazz singer Urszula Dudziak born in Straconka, Poland ~ Has worked with Krzysztof Komeda, Michal Urbaniak, Gil Evans, Archie Shepp, Lester Bowie, the Vocal Summit, Arif Mardin, and others
October 22, 1942 ~ Singer Annette Funicello, full name Annette Joanne Funicello, born in Utica, New York, USA ~ Rose to fame as one of the most popular Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club. Would go on to release a number of recordings in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Noted for singles such as Tall Paul, First Name Initial, O Dio Mio and Pineapple Princess ~ Funicello passed away in 2013
October 22, 1942 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Bobby Fuller, full name Robert Gaston Fuller born in Baytown, Texas, USA ~ Influenced by Eddie Cochran, the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Dick Dale, the Ventures. Fronted the Bobby Fuller Four, its only other constant member his brother bassist Randy Fuller, known for songs such as the self-penned Let Her Dance, the Buddy Holly-cover Love's Made A Fool Of You and their best-known the Sonny Curtis-cover I Fought The Law. Fuller was found dead, aged 23, in his car just months after the latter becoming a Billboard top 10 hit. The medical examiner checked both boxes for “accident” and “suicide” adding question marks. Fuller's death remains a mystery to this day ~ Fuller passed away in 1966
October 22, 1942 ~ R&B singer Curtis Womack born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA ~ Member of sibling outfit the Valentinos, known for songs such as Lookin' For A Love, It's All Over Now and I Found A True Love. Their songs would be covered by the Rolling Stones, the J Geils Band, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, and others ~ Womack passed away in 2017
October 22, 1933 ~ Singer Bing Crosby records Temptation ~ Written by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. Recorded by Crosby with Lennie Hayton & his Orchestra, introduced in the 1933 film Going Hollywood. Crosby would again record the song in 1945 with John Scott Trotter's orchestra and in 1954 for the Bing Crosby (A Musical Biography) album. Other notable versions of the song would be recorded by Artie Shaw, Perry Como, Mario Lanza, the Everly Brothers, Charlie Parker, and June Carter & Johnny Cash
October 22, 1931 ~ Harold Lee Chalker, commonly known as steel guitarist Curly Chalker, was born in Enterprise, Alabama, USA ~ Worked with Lefty Frizzell including on Always Late With Your Kisses and Mom And Dad's Waltz. Worked with Hank Thompson including on Cryin' In The Deep Blue Sea and The Wild Side Of Life. Also backed Red Foley, Porter Wagoner, Hank Penny, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Bill Haley, and others. Also guested on recordings outside country and swing such as Marie Osmond's Paper Roses and Simon & Garfunkel's 1969 hit The Boxer. Member of the Four Giants Of Swing, alongside jazz violinist Joe Venuti, guitarist Eldon Shamblin and mandolinist Jethro Burns ~ Chalker passed away in 1998
October 22, 1929 ~ Jazz pianist, conductor, composer Giorgio Gaslini born in Milan, Italy ~ Worked with Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, Max Roach, Gato Barbieri, Jean-Luc Ponty, Enrico Rava, Kent Carter, Jean-François Jenny-Clark, I Nuovi Angeli, Pierro Leveratto, Gianni Bedori, Julius Farmer, Paolo Damiani, Roberto Ottaviano, Claudio Fasoli, Bruno Tomasso, Daniele di Gregorio, Roberto Bonati, and others ~ Gaslini passed away in 2014
October 22, 1928 ~ Douglas Clare Fischer, commonly known as keyboardist, composer, arranger Clare Fischer, born in Durand, Michigan, USA ~ Known for songs such as Morning and Pensative. Worked with Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Pass, Bud Shank, and others. Also worked as an arranger for numerous pop and R&B acts including Rufus, Chaka Khan, Prince, Robert Palmer, Paul McCartney, Céline Dion, Elvis Costello, the Roots, d'Angelo, Sheila E, Michael Jackson, Amy Grant, João Gilberto, Paula Abdul, Natalie Cole, and Branford Marsalis ~ Fischer passed away in 2012
October 22, 1928 ~ Country singer Jimmie Rodgers records Waiting For A Train at Victor Studio, Atlanta, Georgia ~ Written by Rodgers. Produced by Ralph Peer. Released as the B-side of Blue Yodel No.4 in 1929. The origins of the song can be traced back to a 19th century traditional found in various songbooks. Rodgers began performing the song around 1925 but could not recall the exact words. In 1928 Rodgers and Peer would rework the song to Waiting For A Train. George Harrison would cite both sides of the single as one of the earliest guitar recordings he ever heard, naming Rodgers as an influence on his own work. Gene Autry, Wilf Carter, Ernest Tubb, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Jerry Lee Lewis would each cover Waiting For A Train
October 22, 1926 ~ Ivor Pomerance, commonly known as pianist, songwriter, arranger, producer Ivor Raymonde, born ~ Best known as arranger and songwriter for Frankie Vaughan, Helen Shapiro, the Walker Brothers, Alan Price, and notably Dusty Springfield, including Springfield's I Only Want To Be With You debut single which reached top 10 in her native UK. Raymond's son bassist, keyboardist Simon Raymonde would reach success as a member of the 1980s, 1990s dream pop pioneers the Cocteau Twins and later co-found the Bella Union record label ~ Pomerance passed away in 1990
October 22, 1925 ~ Dorothy Veronica Langan, commonly known as singer, guitarist, songwriter Dory Previn, born in New Jersey, USA ~ Mostly worked as a songwriter during the 1950s and 1960s, teaming up with her then-husband André Previn, singer and songwriter after their divorce, releasing a number of album in the 1970s. Wrote songs for Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, Chris Connor, Vic Damone, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jr, Doris Day, Eileen Farrell, Jack Jones, Marilyn Maye, Carmen McRae, Matt Monro, Leontyne Price, Nancy Wilson, Monica Zetterlund, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and others ~ Langan passed away in 2012
October 22, 1925 ~ Flutist Elaine Shaffer born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Student of William Kincaid. Shaffer played with the Kansas City Philharmonic, was principal flute of the the Houston Symphony, and worked as a soloist playing festivals with violinist Yehudi Menuhin, pianist Hephzibah Menuhin, and harpsichordist George Malcolm. Composer Ernest Bloch dedicated two works to her, Suite Modale and Two Last Poems (Maybe) ~ Shaffer passed away in 1973
October 22, 1924 ~ Jazz trumpeter Jesse Drakes born in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with the Savoy Sultans, Sid Catlett, JC Heard, Eddie Heywood, Deke Watson, Sarah Vaughan, Lester Young, Harry Belafonte, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Louie Bellson, Duke Ellington, King Curtis, and others ~ Drakes passed away in 2010
October 22, 1921 ~ Singer, songwriter, poet Georges Brassens, full name Georges Charles Brassens, born in Sete, France ~ Iconic cultural figure know for complex music and articulate lyrics. Other than writing his own lyrics also known for setting poems by obscure poets, including Louis Aragon, Victor Hugo and François Villon, to music ~ Brassens passed away in 1981
October 22, 1900 ~ Jazz trumpeter Cyril Blake born in Trinidad ~ Worked with the Southern Syncopated Orchestra, Leon Abbey, Happy Blake, Rudolph Dunbar, Leslie Thompson, Joe Appleton, Lauderic Caton, Lord Kitchener, and others ~ Blake passed away in 1951
October 22, 1898 ~ John Dickson Kelley, commonly known as jazz pianist, bandleader Peck Kelley, born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Best known for leading the 1920s band Peck's Bad Boys, which at times also included Jack Teagarden, Louis Prima, Terry Shand, Wingy Manone, Leon Roppolo and Pee Wee Russell ~ Kelley passed away in 1980
October 22, 1895 ~ Songwriter, music publisher Reg Connelly, full name Reginald John Connelly, born in Buckhurst Hill, UK ~ Frequent songwriting, music publishing partner of Jimmy Campbell, the pair at times publishing or writing music under the common moniker Irving King. The pair wrote or co-wrote a number of oft-covered 1920, 1930s songs including Show Me The Way To Go Home (the New Princes Toronto Band, the California Ramblers, Julie London), If I Had You (the Piccadilly Players, Ben Selvin, Art Tatum), Goodnight Sweetheart (the New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, Ruth Etting, Dean Martin, the Flamingos, Connie Francis), By The Fireside (Buddy Campbell, Vera Lynn, Jo Stafford), Try A Little Tenderness (Jack Payne, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding), and Just An Echo In The Valley (Bing Crosby, Ray Noble, Rudy Vallee) ~ Connelly passed away in 1963
October 22, 1811 ~ Composer, pianist Franz Liszt born in Doborjan, Hungary ~ Prolific composer from the Romantic era, one of the most prominent figures in New German School (Neudeutsche Schule). Friend and musical promoter to many composers of his time including Frédéric Chopin, Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Robert Schumann, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull, Joachim Raff, Mikhail Glinka, and Alexander Borodin ~ Liszt passed away in 1886
October 22, 1725 ~ Baroque composer Alessandro Scarlatti, full name Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, passed away in Naples, Italy ~ Father of Domenico Scarlatti and Pietro Filippo Scarlatti, both composers. Considered one of the premier composers of the Neapolitan school of opera. Also known for his chamber cantatas ~ Scarlatti was born in 1660