This Day In Music: October 28
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October 28, 2022 ~ Darren Henley, commonly known as punk rock drummer DH Peligro, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Joined the Dead Kennedys in 1981 as replacement for Bruce Seslinger, appearing on the albums Plastic Surgery Disasters, Frankenchrist and Bedtime For Democracy. Briefly played with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1988. Frontman and eponym of Peligro, known for the albums Peligro, Welcome To America and Sum Of Our Surroundings ~ Henley was born in 1959
October 28, 2022 ~ Pianist, singer Jerry Lee Lewis passed away in DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA ~ Rock & roll, rockabilly pioneer. Dubbed “the Killer”. Rose to fame with his 1957 recording Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On. Also known for songs such as Great Balls Of Fire, Breathless, High School Confidential. His career waned in the 1960s following his marriage to his underage cousin but would be acclaimed for his 1964 live album Live At The Star Club, generally acnowledged as one of the greatest live albums in rock history. Would venture into country through much of the 1960s and 1970s, eventually overcoming scandals, regaining his stature as one of the founders of rock & roll ~ Lewis was born in 1935
October 28, 2021 ~ Ratislav Delmas, commonly known as rock drummer, singer Rasa Delmas, passed away in Belgrade, Serbia ~ Joined YU Grupa in 1972, a band credited with pioneering the fusion of rock with elements of traditional Balkan music. Present on some of their best-known including Trka, Cudna Suma, More and the cultballad Crni Leptir. Had previously worked with Mobi Dik, Pop Masina and Siluete. Following his departure from Grupa in 1976 Delmas would found and front rock band Zebra, known for the singles Moja Mala Zebra and Ma Ko Si Ti ~ Delmas was born in 1950
October 28, 2020 ~ Country singer, guitarist, songwriter Billy Joe Shaver passed away in Waco, Texas, USA ~ Revered working man's intellectual and storyteller. Had his songs recorded by Waylon Jennings (Honky Tonk Heroes), Elvis Presley, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Bobby Bare (Ride Me Down Easy), Tom T Hall, JD Crowe (To Be Loved By A Woman), Jerry Lee Lewis (Bottom Dollar), and others. Known for songs such as I Been To Georgia On A Fast Train, Live Forever, You Asked Me To, I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be A Diamond Someday), You Just Can't Beat Jesus Christ and Old Five And Dimers Like Me. Has worked with Willie Nelson, Nanci Griffith, Chuck Leavell, Dickey Betts, Charlie Daniels, Flaco Jiménez, Al Kooper, and others ~ Shaver was born in 1939
October 28, 2020 ~ Carlos Enrique Estremera Colon, commonly known as salsa singer Cano Estremera, passed away in San Juan, Puerto Rico ~ Dubbed “the Golden Boy” and especially acclaimed for his talent to improvise lyrics. Closely associated with Bobby Valentín. As a solo artist best known for El Toro ~ Estremera was born in 1958
October 28, 2017 ~ Jazz singer, percussionist Frank Holder passed away in Surrey, UK ~ Worked with artists such as Jiver Hutchinson, Johnny Dankworth, Joe Harriott, Andre Messeder, John Carioca, Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes, Don Rendell, Peter John King, Dickie Hawdon, Eddie Harvey, Jack Fallon, Harry Beckett, Bill Le Sage, Shake Keane, Ronnie Ross, Coleridge Goode, Hank Shaw, Tony Kinsey, Ginger Johnson, Carmen Munroe, Derek Paravicini, and others ~ Holder was born in 1925
October 28, 2016 ~ Singer, songwriter Melhem Barakat passed away in Achrafieh, Lebanon ~ Known for songs such as Habibi Enta. Has collaborated with Najwa Karam, Karol Sakr, Shatha Hassoun, Majida El-Roumi, and others ~ Barakat was born in 1942
October 28, 2013 ~ Jazz accordionist Tommy Gumina passed away ~ Amplifier builder. Co-founded Polytone Records with Joe Pass. As a musician worked with Harry James, Buddy DeFranco, Willie Smith, Art Pepper ~ Gumina was born in 1931
October 28, 2011 ~ Jazz, big band singer Beryl Davis passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Daughter of saxophonist Oscar Rabin, with whom she also worked. Also sang with the Sky Rockets Dance Orchestra, Django Reinhardt, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Della Russell, Connie Haines, and others ~ Davis was born in 1924
October 28, 2010 ~ John Joseph Brokensha, commonly known as jazz vibraphonist, percussionist Jack Brokensha, passed away in Saratosa, Florida, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with the Australian Symphony Orchestra, Bryce Rohde, the Australian Jazz Quartet, Errol Buddle, the Funk Brothers, Marvin Gaye (including on the What's Going On album), Sammy Davis Jr, Stan Freiberg, and others ~ Brokensha was born in 1926
October 28, 2007 ~ Singer Porter Wagoner passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Charted over eighty singles on the country charts. Known for songs such as Satisfied Mind, Misery Loves Company, I've Enjoyed This As Much As I Can, Sorrow On The Rocks, Green Green Grass Of Home, The Cold Hard Facts Of Life, and The Carroll County Incident. Discovered and introduced the world to Dolly Parton, with whom Porter sang several hit duets including Daddy Was A Old Time Preacher Man, Please Don't Stop Loving Me and Making Plans ~ Wagoner was born in 1927
October 28, 2004 ~ Gilbert John Melle, commonly known as multi-instrumentalist, film composer Gil Melle passed away in Malibu, California, USA ~ Painter, sculptor. Created cover art for albums by Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins. Played baritone sax with George Wallington, Max Roach, Tal Farlow, Oscar Pettiford, Ed Thigpen, Kenny Dorham, Zoot Sims, and led a number of sessions for Blue Note Records and Prestige Records through mid to late 1950s. Composed for over 100 films, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s. Is credited to be the first to compose a main theme for television series arranged entirely for electronic instruments (for Rod Serling's Night Gallery) ~ Mellé was born in 1931
October 28, 2004 ~ Jazz alto saxophonist Robin Kenyatta passed away ~ Played with Bill Dixon, Roswell Rudd, Sonny Stitt, Archie Shepp, Buddy Miles, Dizzy Gillespie, BB King, Dr John, George Benson, Ted Curson, Andrew Hill, Sam Rivers, and others ~ Kenyatta was born in 1942
October 28, 2003 ~ Saxophonist, drummer, bandleader, songwriter, producer Oliver Sain passed away in St Louis, Missouri, USA ~ Worked with Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin' Wolf, Little Milton, Ike Turner, Fontella Bass, Bobby McClure, Julius Hemphill, the Montclais, and others ~ Sain was born in 1932
October 28, 1999 ~ Bouzouki player, songwriter Antonios Katinaris passed away ~ Best known for his 1960s breakout song What Can You Do With Only One Heart, co-written with Eftichia Papagianopoulou. Married to singer Maria Rippi. The couple's daughter Maria Katinari is also a singer ~ Katinaris was born ca.1931
October 28, 1991 ~ Jump blues, soul blues, R&B singer Billy Wright passed away in Atlanta, Georgia, USA ~ Dubbed “the Prince of Blues” and known for songs such as Blues For My Baby, You Satisfy, Stacked Deck and Hey Little Girl. Cited as a major influence by Little Richard ~ Wright was born ca.1928
October 28, 1990 ~ Frank E Masterman, commonly known as big band, easy listening, traditional pop bandleader Frankie Masters passed away in Barrington, Illinois, USA ~ Active since the late 1930s, performing well into the 1970s. Best known for Scatter-brain, a hit in 1939 ~ Masters was born in 1904
October 28, 1987 ~ R&B, pop, avant-garde singer, keyboardist, guitarist, producer, songwriter Frank Ocean born in Long Beach, California, USA ~ Draws from electro-funk, pop-soul, jazz-funk and psychedelia. Member of Odd Future. Released his critically acclaimed full-length solo debut album, Channel Orange, in 2012. Best known for songs such as Novocane and Thinkin' About You. Collaborated with Jay-Z, Kanye West, Calvin Harris, A$AP Mob, and others
October 28, 1985 ~ Cellist, erhuist, composer Tina Guo born in Shanghai, China ~ Worked with the San Diego Symphony, the Thessaloniki State Synphony, the Petrobas Symphony, Midori, Al di Meola, Beyond The Black, Sabaton, Peter Kater, and others
October 28, 1983 ~ Actor, singer, trumpeter Johnnie Davis, full name John Gustave Davis, passed away in Pecos, Texas, USA ~ Scat singer. Worked with Leo Baxter and Fred Waring before finding employ in Hollywood in the late 1930s, notaby in the 1937 film Hollywood Hotel introducing the Johnny Mercer-penned Hooray For Hollywood. Davis would star in over a dozen films ~ Davis was born in 1910
October 28, 1980 ~ Singer, songwriter, actress Natina Reed born in New York, New York, USA ~ Discovered by Lisa Left-Eye Lopes. Wrote for TLC. One third of R&B trio Blaque, alongside Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears, known for singles such as 808, Bring It To Me and I Do. Girlfriend of rapper Kurupt and mother to their son. Reed died after being hit by a car just shy of her 32nd birthday ~ Reed passed away in 2012
October 28, 1979 ~ Folk, pop singer, songwriter Brett Dennen, full name Brett Michael Dennen, born in Oakdale, California, USA ~ Influenced by Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Tom Petty, and Crosby Stills & Nash. Debuted in 2004 with the eponymous Brett Dennen album
October 28, 1978 ~ Justin Edrin Bell, commonly known as jazz singer, pianist, guitarist, producer, songwriter Justin Guarini, born in Columbus, Georgia, USA ~ Runner-up, behind country-pop singer Kelly Clarkson, in the 1st season of American Idol in 2002
October 28, 1977 ~ Alternative rock, indie rock singer, guitarist, bassist Marcie Bolen born ~ Co-founding member of garage rock band the Von Bondies, remaining with the band through 2006
October 28, 1975 ~ Bebop, hard bop, post-bop, jazz fusion saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger, composer Oliver Nelson, full name Oliver Edward Nelson, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known for his 1961 The Blues And The Abstract Truth album, featuring Eric Dolphy, Roy Haynes and Freddie Hubbard. Also worked with Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Johnny Hodges, Wes Montgomery, Buddy Rich, Jimmy Smith, Billy Taylor, Stanley Turrentine, Irene Reid, Gene Ammons, John Klemmer, Ernie Watts, Frank Strozier, Kenny Dorham, and others ~ Nelson was born in 1932
October 28, 1972 ~ Singer, guitarist Brad Paisley, full name Brad Douglas Paisley, born in Glen Dale, West Virginia, USA ~ Debuted in 1999 with the Who Needs Pictures album and has recorded steadily to critical acclaim and commercial succes since. Known for songs such as We Danced, I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song), Little Moments, the Alison Krauss-duet Whiskey Lullabye, Mud On The Tires, Ticks, I'm Still A Guy, American Saturday Night, the Carrie Underwood-duet Remind Me, Perfect Storm, and others. Has also collaborated with Chely Wright, Bill Anderson, Asleep At The Wheel, Pat Green, Darius Rucker, Robbie Williams, LL Cool J, John Fogerty, and others
October 28, 1971 ~ Simon Posford, commonly known as DJ, producer Hallucinogen, born ~ Debuted with the Twisted album in 1995 , considered one of the most influential albums in the psychedelic trance genre. Half of electronic duo Younger Brother, alongside Benji Vaughan. Half of Shpongle, the other half being Raja Ram, mixing world music with electronica
October 28, 1970 ~ James Thomas Ramey, commonly known as soul, R&B, blues singer Baby Huey, passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Fronted Baby Huey & the Babysitters, which he founded with Deacon Jones and Johnny Ross ~ Ramey was born in 1944
October 28, 1970 ~ Keyboardist, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Influenced by John Coltrane, Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth, Tal Farlow, George van Eps, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, and Alex Lifeson. Worked with Human Feel, Paul Motian, Joe Henderson, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Brad Mehldau, Joel Frahm, Q-Tip, Ben Street, Jeff Ballard, Aaron Goldberg, Joe Martin, Eric Harland, Eric Revis, the Metta Quintet, Scott Kinsey, Seamus Blake, Gary Burton, Once Blue, Perico Sambeat, Larry Goldings, Chris Cheek, Chris Potter, Marcy Playground, Jill Seigers, Tim Hagans, Noah Becker, Wax Poetic, Danilo Pérez, Toku, Barney McAll, the Jorg Kaalj Quintet, Eli Degibri, Jonathan Townes, Charlie Peacock, Joshua Redman, Tom Cogen, Phil Grenadier, Joel Miller, Roman Ott, Julian Shore, Donald Fagen, Kyra Garey, Jo Yu Chen, Kyle Crane, Tobias Meinhart, and others
October 28, 1970 ~ Mark Myers, commonly known as alternative rock, indie rock, punk rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Mark Keds, born in London, UK ~ Best known for fronting the Senseless Things and the Deadcuts. Has also worked with the Jolt, the Wildhearts, the Libertines, Lams, Herbaliser, and others ~ Myers passed away in 2021
October 28, 1969 ~ Singer, songwriter Ben Harper, full name Benjamin Chase Harper, born in Pomona, California, USA ~ Revered alternative musician drawing from blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock. Multiple Grammy Award-winner. Influenced by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Robert Johnson. Worked with Taj Mahal, Tom Freund (Pleasure & Pain), the Innocent Criminals, Charlie Musselwhite, Natalie Maines, and others. Debuted in 1994 with the acclaimed Welcome To The Cruel World and has recorded steadily since
October 28, 1968 ~ Violinist, singer Caitlin Cary born in Seville, Ohio, USA ~ Worked with Whiskeytown, the Tres Chicas, Thad Cockrell, Small Ponds, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mitch Easter, Don Dixon, Greg Humphreys, Audley Freed, Jane Scarpantoni, the North Carolina Music Love Army, Jon Lindsay, James Olin Olden, Chris Stamey, Kenny Roby, American Aquarium, Riverbreaks, Sally Spring, Yarn, Chatham County Lines, Monty Warren, Simon Alpin, Cracker, Terry Anderson, Greg Hawks, Hazeldine, Tami Hart, and others
October 28, 1968 ~ Pop, rock group Jay & the Americans record This Magic Moment ~ Originally recorded by the Drifters featuring Ben E King in 1959. Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. The Americans' cover would be included on the 1969 Sands Of Time album and be used for the B-side of their Since I Don't Have You single
October 28, 1967 ~ Bassist Richard Bona born in Minta, Cameroon ~ Worked with Manu Dibango, Salif Kreita, Jacques Higelin, Didier Lockwood, Joe Zawinul, Larry Coryell, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, George Benson, Branford Marsalis, Chaka Khan, Bobby McFerrin, Steve Gadd, Harry Belafonte, the Pat Metheny Group, Sadao Watanabe, Regina Carter, Chico DeBarge, Eliane Elias, Béla Fleck, DD Jackson, Lionel Loueke, Jaco Pastorius, Danilo Pérez, Dianne Reeves, Lee Ritenour, Renee Rosnes, Jacky Terrasson, Victor Wooten, and others
October 28, 1965 ~ Jazz, R&B saxophonist Earl Bostic, full name Eugene Earl Bostic, passed away in Rochester, New York, USA ~ Pioneer of post-war R&B. Major influence on John Coltrane. Known for songs such as Flamingo, Harlem Nocturne, Temptation, Sleep, You Go To My Head, Cherokee, Special Delivery Stomp and Where Or When. Bostic has worked with sidemen such as Keter Betts, Jaki Byard, Benny Carter, Teddy Edwards, Benny Golson, Blue Mitchell, Tony Scott, Cliff Smalls, Stanley Turrentine, and others ~ Bostic was born in 1913
October 28, 1964 ~ Guitarist Mike Clark born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known as member of Suicidal Tendencies from 1987 through 2012. Also worked with No Mercy, Creeper, the Great Gods Of Greed, and others
October 28, 1963 ~ Singer, songwriter Eros Ramazzotti born in Rome, Italy ~ Broke through with the 1993 album Tutte Storie. Has collaborated with Cher, Tina Turner, Andrea Bocelli, Patsy Kensit, Anastacia, Joe Cocker, Julio Iglesias, Lynn Davis, Ricardo Arjona, Luciano Pavarotti, Laura Pausini, Nicole Scherzinger, Ricky Martin, Andrea Bocelli, Celso Valli, Trevor Horn, Rick Nowels, and others
October 28, 1960 ~ Singer Wanda Jackson records Right Or Wrong in Nashville, Tennessee ~ A major hit on the country and pop charts. Self-penned, produced by Ken Nelson. It would be released as a single, featuring Funnel Of Love on the B-side, in April 1961 and mark Jackson's turn to a more country-oriented sound, moving away from her late-1950s rock & roll approach
October 28, 1957 ~ Singer, baglama player Ahmet Kaya born in Malatya, Turkey ~ Has collaborated with Ferdi Tayfur, Huseyin Demirel, and others. As a solo artist best known for his 1994 Sarkilanm Daglara album, which included politically charged songs on the Kurdish-Turkish conflict ~ Kaya passed away in 2000
October 28, 1955 ~ Singer Dean Martin records Memories Are Made Of This ~ Written by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, Frank Miller. Previously recorded by Ray Conniff's orchestra featuring vocalist Mindy Carson. The more popular version however would be Martin's, released as a single in November with all three songwriters singing backup, reaching No.1 on the pop charts. Later versions would be recorded by Petula Clark, Bing Crosby, the Everly Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Little Richard, the Statler Brothers, Johnny Cash, and others
October 28, 1953 ~ John Charles Barrett, commonly known as songwriter, producer Desmond Child born in Miami, Florida, USA ~ Member of 1970s pop band Desmond Child & Rouge, alongside Myriam Valle, Maria Vidal and Diana Grasselli. Best known as a songwriter, producer. Wrote or co-wrote songs recorded by Kiss (I Was Made For Lovin' You), Cher, Aerosmith (Dude Looks Like A Lady), Bon Jovi (You Give Love A Bad Name), Bonnie Tyler, Dream Theatre, Per Gessle, Ricky Martin (Livin' La Vida Loca), Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Meat Loaf, Billy Squier, Jimmy Barnes, John Waite, Jennifer Rush, Ronnie Spector, Joan Jett, Michael Bolton (How Can We Be Lovers), Bonfire, Ace Frehley, Robin Beck, RATT, Steve Vai, LeAnn Rimes, Chynna Phillips, Roxette, Chicago, Hanson, Sisqó (Thong Song), Carrie Underwood (Inside Your Heaven), the Scorpions, Katy Perry (Waking Up In Vegas), Tokio Hotel, Zedd, and others
October 28, 1952 ~ William Charles Andress, commonly known as jazz, folk, new age guitarist Tuck Andress, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA ~ Classically trained. Formed the husband-wife duo Tuck & Patti with singer Patti Andress. Has also sessioned with the Gap Band
October 28, 1950 ~ Singer, songwriter Annette Humpe born in Hagen, West Germany ~ Annette is best known as a member of Ideal and as a songwriter for Udo Lindenberg, Die Prinzen, Lucilectric, Sin With Sebastian, and Nena. Humpe also worked with her sister Inga Humpe in the band the Neonbabies and under the moniker Humpe & Humpe
October 28, 1945 ~ Saxophonist Elton Dean was born in Nottingham, UK ~ Member of Bluesology, led by Long John Baldry. The band's pianist Reginald Kenneth Dwight would later combine their two first names for his stage name, Elton John. Dean would go on to work with Centipede, Robert Wyatt, Keith Tippett, Soft Machine, Ninesense, Soft Heap, In Cahoots, the Anglo-Italian Quartet, Equipe Out, and others. Dean has also recorded well over a dozen albums as a leader, starting with the eponymous Elton Dean released in 1971 ~ Dean passed away in 2006
October 28, 1945 ~ Jazz clarinetist Michel Pilz born in Bad Neustadt, Germany ~ Worked with Manfred Schoof, the German All-Stars, the Globe Unity Orchestra, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Peter Kowald, Paul Lovens, Buschi Niebergall, Itaru Oki, and others
October 28, 1945 ~ Glyn Geoffrey Ellis, commonly known as pop, beat singer Wayne Fontana, born in Manchester, UK ~ Named himself “Fontana” after Elvis Presley's backing drummer DJ Fontana. Best known for his 1965 hit The Game Of Love backed by the Mindbenders, which reached top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic ~ Ellis passed away in 2020
October 28, 1941 ~ Jazz bassist, pianist, flautist, violinist Glen Moore born in Portland, Oregon, USA ~ Founding member of world fusion outfit Oregon. Also worked with Jim Pepper, Rabih Abou Khalil, Vasant Rai, Nancy King, Larry Karush, Jeremy Steig, Elvin Jones, Zbigniew Seifert, Paul Winter, David Friesen, Tim Hardin, Larry Coryell, and others
October 28, 1941 ~ Judith Colantone, commonly known as classically trained avant-garde jazz singer Jay Clayton, born in Youngstown, Ohio, USA ~ Worked with Muhal Richard Abrams, Gary Bartz, Jane Ira Bloom, George Cables, Steve Lacy, Julian Priester, Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage, and others
October 28, 1939 ~ Jazz singer, pianist Andy Bey born in Newark, New Jersey, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Openly gay. Baritone singer blessed with a four-octave vocal range. Worked with his sibling Salome Bey and Geraldine Bey. Also worked with Connie Francis, Louis Jordan, Stanley Clarke, Gary Bartz, Howard McGhee, Bob Malach, Duke Pearson, Max Roach, Horace Silver, and others
October 28, 1939 ~ Singer Curtis Lee born in Yuma, Arizona, USA ~ Best known for two 1961 singles, Under The Moon Of Love and Pretty Little Angel Eyes, both produced by Phil Spector, the latter reaching the Billboard top 10 ~ Lee passed away in 2015
October 28, 1939 ~ Folk, country, pop singer, guitarist, songwriter Jim Post, full name Jimmie David Post, born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ About a dozen albums to his name as a solo artist. Best known for forming the short-lived duo Friend & Lover with his then-wife Cathy Conn, scoring the 1968 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit Reach Out Of The Darkness. Has frequently collaborated with Mick Scott and Tom Dunde, and despite little chart success was considered a mainstay on the Chicago folk scene ~ Post passed away in 2022
October 28, 1938 ~ Jazz bandleader John Kirby and the Onyx Club Boys record Undecided for Decca Records ~ Written by Sid Robin and Charlie Shavers. Kirby's version would be the first to be recorded, released as a single paired with From A Flat To A C on the flipside. The song would become a jazz standard recorded by numerous artists including Chick Webb featuring Ella Fitzgerald, the Dandridge Sisters, Django Reinhardt's the Quintette du Hot Club, the Ames Brothers backed by Les Brown's orchestra, Harry James, Al Hirt, Natalie Cole and others
October 28, 1937 ~ Saxophonist, keyboardist, singer Graham Bond, full name Graham John Clifton Bond, born in Romford, UK ~ Leading figure, pioneer in early British R&B. Fronted the Graham Bond Organisation, which also included Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Jon Hiseman, John McLaughlin and Dick Heckstall-Smith. The latter would go on to use the Bond-penned Walkin' In The Park for Colosseum's debut album. First to use a mellotron, influencing later keyboardist such as Deep Purple's Jon Lord, Has also worked with Alexis Korner, Harvey Mandel, Dr John, Ginger Baker's Airforce, Pete Brown, Don Rendell, and others ~ Bond passed away in 1974
October 28, 1937 ~ Pianist Marie-Françoise Bucquet born in Montivilliers, France ~ Married to baritone singer Jorge Chaminé, with whom she also worked. Acclaimed for her renditions of works by Arnold Schoenberg. Also recorded pieces by Georges Bizet, Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky ~ Bucquet passed away in 2018
October 28, 1936 ~ Singer, songwriter Charlie Daniels, full name Charles Edward Daniels, born in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA ~ Fronts Charlie Daniels Band, known for their international hit The Devil Went To Georgia. Turned conservative, right-wing America's darling somewhere in the 1970s. Actually hung with the Nashville hippy crowd the previous decade. Session guitarist, bassist, backing singer on recordings by Bob Dylan and by Leonard Cohen. Co-wrote It Hurts Me, recorded by Elvis Presley. Also worked with the Marshall Tucker Band, Hank Williams Jr, Mark O'Connor, Bobby Bare, Johnny Cash, Montgomery Gentry, Aaron Lewis, and others ~ Daniels passed away in 2020
October 28, 1936 ~ Soul blues singer, songwriter Ted Hawkins born in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA ~ Drifted in and out of obscurity, dividing his time between stints in prison, performing as a street performer in America, touring Europe where his music was well-received. Repeatedly “discovered” by various producers. Best known for his 1982 album, the Bruce Bromberg-produced Watch Your Step which failed commercially but was hailed by critics ~ Hawkins passed away in 1995
October 28, 1932 ~ Composer, engineer Eugeniusz born in Nadkole ~ Pioneer of electronic music in Poland ~ Rudnik passed away in 2016
October 28, 1931 ~ Saxophonist, pianist, composer, arranger, producer Harold Battiste, full name Harold Raymond Battiste Jr, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Widely revered for his arrangements on recordings by Sam Cooke, Joe Jones, Lee Dorsey, Sonny & Cher, Dr John, and others. Also, in a variety of roles, worked with artists such as Ed Blackwell, Barbara George, Tom Waits, and numerous others ~ Battiste passed away in 2015
October 28, 1929 ~ Guitarist, singer, songwriter Mitchell Torok born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Best known for Caribbean, a hit in 1953. Other well known songs include Pledge Of Love and Pink Chiffon. Wrote Mexican Joe, a breakthrough hit for Jim Reeves
October 28, 1927 ~ Clementine Dinah Bullock, commonly known as jazz, pop singer, actress Cleo Laine, born in Uxbridge, UK ~ Married to bandleader Johnny Dankworth from 1958 until Dankworth's death in 2010. Known for her scat singing and impressive three-octave vocal range. The only female performer to have received Grammy Award nominations in the jazz, popular and classical music categories. Has collaborated with James Galway, Nigel Kennedy, Julian Lloyd Webber, Ray Charles and Arnold Schoenberg
October 28, 1921 ~ Composer, arranger, conductor Chico O'Farrill born in Havana, Cuba ~ Composed works for Machito (Afro Cuban Suite) and Benny Goodman (Undercurrent Blues). Arranged works for Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Kenton. Father of jazz pianist Arturo O'Farrill ~ O'Farrill passed away in 2001
October 28, 1917 ~ Banjoist, guitarist, singer Bill Bolick born ~ Half of country duo the Blue Sky Boys, the other half being his brother Earl Bolick, especially known for their 1936 hit record The Sunny Side Of Life ~ Bolick passed away in 2008
October 28, 1916 ~ Willard Palmer Harris, commonly known as jazz trombonist Bill Harris, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Worked with Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, Eddie Condon, Woody Herman, Charlie Ventura, Chubby Jackson, Flip Phillips, Charlie Parker, Ben Webster, and others ~ Harris passed away in 1973
October 28, 1910 ~ Songwriter, violinist Arthur Altman born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Probably best remembered for co-writing All Or Nothing At All with Jack Lawrence, first recorded in 1939 by Jimmy Dorsey featuring Bob Eberly. The song has been recorded by over 250 artists including Count Basie, Donna Hightower, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, and Ella Fitzgerald ~ Altman passed away in 1994
October 28, 1896 ~ Composer, conductor Howard Hanson, full name Howard Harold Hanson, born in Wahoo, Nebraska, USA ~ Composed for opera, orchestral and choral works and chamber music. Best known as a director of Eastman School Of Music for four decades. As a composer known for California Forest Play, Before The Dawn and the Pullitzer Prize-winning Symphony No.4 ~ Hanson passed away in 1981
October 28, 1892 ~ Ollie Johnson, commonly known as Dixieland jazz pianist, clarinetist, drummer Dink Johnson, born in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA ~ Younger brother of double-bassist William Manuel Johnson. Influenced by Jelly Roll Morton. Member of the Original Creole Band. Wrote The Krooked Blues, recorded by King Oliver ~ Johnson passed away in 1954