This Day In Music: September 24
September 23 ~ Birthdays/All ~ September 25
 
September 24, 2022 ~ Farrell Sanders, commonly known as free jazz, avant-garde jazz, world fusion saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, passed away in Los Angeles, California, 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 was born in 1940
September 24, 2022 ~ Sue Graham, commonly known as producer, band manager Sue Mingus, passed away ~ Widow of bassist, pianist, bandleader Charles Mingus, whom she met in 1964 and married two years later. Following his death in 1979, Graham would establish herself as band manager and producer of several Mingus tribute bands keeping the legacy alive. Managed and produced acts such as the Mingus Dynasty, the Mingus Big Band and the Mingus Orchestra, and published educational books, sheet music and her memoir recounting her life with Mingus ~ Graham was born in 1930
 
September 24, 2020 ~ Soul, R&B, rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Max Merritt, full name Maxwell James Merritt, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Fronted Max Merritt & the Meteors, known for the Australian hits Slippin' Away and Hey Western Union Man ~ Merritt was born in 1941
 
September 24, 2017 ~ TV producer, musical theater producer, record producer Jack Good passed away in Oxfordshire, UK ~ As a TV producer responsible for early popular music shows on British TV, including Six Five Special and Wham. As a music manager represented artists such as Tommy Steele, Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Jess Conrad, and Cliff Richard ~ Good was born in 1931
 
September 24, 2016 ~ Singer, accordionist Stanley Dural, commonly known as Buckwheat Zydeco, passed away in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA ~ One of the few zydeco artists to achieve lasting mainstream success. Started in 1950s backing artists such as Joe Tex, Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Clifton Chenier. Known for collaborations with a wide array of artists including Eric Clapton, U2, the Boston Pops, Yo La Tengo, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Trombone Shorty, JJ Grey, Steve Berlin, and others ~ Dural was born in 1947
 
September 24, 2014 ~ Country singer Priscilla Mitchell passed away ~ Active since the 1950s, initially a rock & roll backing singer for NRC Records. Married to guitarist, singer Jerry Reed from 1959 until his death. As a solo artist best known for her 1965 Love's Eternal Triangle duet album with country singer Roy Drusky, which spawned the Billboard Country No.1 single Yes Mr Peters. The follow-up album, Together Again released the next year, would be less succesful and produce no hit singles. Mitchell would cut a few more solo singles through the end of the decade ~ Mitchell was born in 1941
 
September 24, 2006 ~ Blues singer, guitarist, pianist Henry Townsend, full name Henry Jesse James Townshend, passed away in Mequon, Wisconsin, USA ~ Worked with Walter Davis, JD Short, Yank Rachell, and others ~ Townshend was born in 1909
 
September 24, 2002 ~ Singer, songwriter Tim Rose passed away in London, UK ~ Member of the Big 3, alongside Cass Elliott and James Hendricks. As a solo artist best known for his renditions of Morning Dew and Hey Joe. Most active in the 1960s and 1970s backed by sidemen such as Bob Bowers, Felix Pappalardi, alan Seidler, Tina Charles, Pierre Tibbs, BJ Cole, Colin Winston Fletcher, Micky Wynne, John Bonham, Les Podraza, Aynsley Dunbar, Alex Daomvsky, John McVie, Andy Summers, Eric Weissberg, Russ Kunkel, Randall Elliot, Pete Sears, Mike Baxter, Shelly Scot, Bob Zinner, Larry Knight, and others ~ Rose was born in 1940
 
September 24, 1997 ~ Lawrence Kendall Hall, commonly known as singer Larry Hall passed away in Oregon, USA ~ Best known for Sandy, which reached No.15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959 ~ Hall was born in 1940
 
September 24, 1991 ~ Folk singer, songwriter Peter Bellamy, full name Peter Franklyn Bellamy, passed away in Keighley, UK ~ Co-founding member of the Young Tradition with Royston Wood and Heather Wood. Debuted as a solo artist with the album Mainly Norfolk and has recorced steadily since to critical acclaim and a select but devoted fan-base ~ Bellamy was born in 1944
 
September 24, 1987 ~ Nicholaus Joseph Williams, commonly known as rapper Trinidad James, born in Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago ~ Active since the early 2010s. Best known for his 2012 All Gold Everything single. Has guested on tracks by August Alsina, A$AP Ferg, Earlly Mac, Gucci Mane, Travis Porter, David Banner, and others
 
September 24, 1984 ~ Jazz pianist, composer Taylor Eigsti born in California, USA ~ Worked with Dave Brubeck, Chris Botti, Joshua Redman, Julian Lage, David Benoit, Terence Blanchard, Becca Stevens, James Moody, Esperanza Spalding, Lisa Fischer, Ernestine Anderson, Red Holloway, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Diane Schuur, Ambrose Akinmusire, Ben Wendel, Marian McPartland, Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Joshua Bell, Chris Potter, Stefon Harris, Sting, John Mayer, Hank Jones, Chick Corea, Snarky Puppy, Vanessa Williams, McCoy Tyner, Joey DeFrancesco, Charles McPherson, Geoffrey Keezer, Eldar Djangirov, Joe Lovano, the Doobie Brothers, Frederica von Stade, Harish Raghavan, Eric Harland, Kendrick Scott, Gretchen Parlato, and others
 
September 24, 1980 ~ Art rock, art pop, indie pop, indie rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Anna Calvi, full name Anna Margaret Michelle Calvi, born in London, UK ~ Influenced by artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, Maria Callas, the Smiths, the Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, Scott Walker, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel. Released her eponymous Anna Calvi debut album to critical acclaim in 2011. Has worked with Brian Eno, John Congleton, Jherek Bischoff, Amanda Palmer, Nick Launay, Martyn P Casey, Adrian Utley, and others
September 24, 1980 ~ Angel del Villar II, commonly known as rapper Homeboy Sandman, born in Elmhurst, New York, USA ~ Worked with DJ Spinna, Mick Boogie, JJ Brown, Blu & Exile, Paper Tiger, Deacon The Villain, Sammus, Onry Ozzborn, Quelle Chris, and others
September 24, 1980 ~ Pop, R&B, hip-hop keyboardist, drummer, producer, film composer Sidney Miller born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Founding member of Malbec. Keyboardist of hip-hop outfit the Knux. As a producer known under the moniker Speakerbomb and a frequent collaborator of Alex Jacke and Jesse McCartney. Has worked with LA Riot Music, Freddie Gibbs, Lupe Fiasco, Missy Elliott, Jonathan Davis, Jully Black, and others
September 24, 1980 ~ Saxophonist, composer Walter Smith III born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Ambrose Akinmusire, Dayne Stephens, Eric Harland, Terence Blanchard, Kendrick Scott, Christian Scott, and others
 
September 24, 1978 ~ Singer, actress Ruth Etting passed away in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA ~ Popular 1920s, 1930s singer, actress Dubbed “America's sweetheart of song” known for songs such as Shine On Harvest Moon, Ten Cents A Dance, Love Me Or Leave Me, Back In Your Own Backyard, Button Up Your Overcoat, Mean To Me, and Exactly Like You ~ Etting was born in 1896
 
September 24, 1976 ~ Yevgeny Leonidovich Dishel, commonly known as anti-folk, indie pop singer, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, percussionist Jack Dishel, born in Russia ~ Frontman of indie folk outfit the Moldy Peaches, best known for their 2001 Anyone Else But You which gained notoriety after being used in the 2007 Juno soundtrack. Has also recorded a number of albums, starting with 2006's The Drop To The Top, under the moniker the Only Son
 
September 24, 1970 ~ Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock born in Stadtlohn, Germany ~ First gained attention in the late 1980s as a member of F-IRE Collective. Would go on to collaborate, both as a leader and sidewoman, with the likes of Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Polar Bear, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Anthony Braxton, Tom Rainey, Paradoxical Frog, As Meninas, and others
September 24, 1970 ~ Pop, rock drummer Oscar Kraal born ~ Session, touring drummer. Worked with Seven, Milow, Frank Boeijen, Babette van Veen, Anouk, Candy Dulfer, Keith Caputo, the Postmen, Niels Geusebroek, Van Dik Hout, and others ~ Kraal passed away in 2021
 
September 24, 1969 ~ Alternative metal, nu metal percussionist Shawn Crahan, full name Michael Shawn Crahan, born ~ Co-founding, sole constant member of Slipknot, known for songs such as Duality, Vermillion and Dead Memories. Member of To My Surprise and Dirty Little Rabbits. Crahan also directed the 2016 action thriller Officer Downe
 
September 24, 1965 ~ Drummer, producer, engineer Janet Weiss, full name Janet Lee Weiss, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Formed the duo Quasi with Sam Coomes, later expanded to a trio with Joanna Bolme. Best known for her association with Sleater-Kinney, remaining with the band through 2019. Has also notably worked with Stephen Malkmus including on the 2011 Mirror Traffic album, the Shins, and with all-female supergroup Wild Flag alongside Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony and Rebecca Cole. Other credits include the Furies, Bright Eyes, the Go-Betweens, Sarah Dougher, Elliott Smith, and others
September 24, 1965 ~ Jazz saxophonist, composer Njal Olnes born in Sogndal, Norway ~ Worked with the Dingobats, Trygve Seim, Håvard Lund, Eirik Hegdal, Thomas Dahl, Mats Eilertsen, Sverre Gjørvad, the African Pepperbirds, Bjorn Ole Solberg, Vigleik Storaas, Erlend Slettevol, Matthis Kleppen, Tor Haugerud, Kenneth Kapstad, Michael Francis Duch, Kjetil Moster, BMX, and others
September 24, 1965 ~ Singer Wanda Jackson records The Box It Came In in Nashville, Tennessee ~ Written by Vic McAlpin. Produced by Ken Nelson. Included on the 1966 album Reckless Love Affair and released as a single, featuring Look Out Heart on the B-side, in January 1966. It would be the first major hit for Jackson since 1961 and start a string of Billboard Country charting singles through 1971
 
September 24, 1963 ~ Rock, pop rock drummer Norman Bonink, full name Norman Johannes Stephanus Bonink, born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands ~ Worked with acts such as Excalibur, Rapalje, Marcus, Bananafish and notably Frank Boeijen Groep before joining BLØF in 2001 as replacement for Chris Götte after the latter's death. First appeared on the 2002 Blauwe Ruis album
 
September 24, 1961 ~ Jazz saxophonist Art Christmas passed away in Blind River, Canada ~ Plays trumpet, piano, percussion, xylophone. Regarded as one of the leading and most influential saxophonists in the Britain jazz and dance band scenes from the 1920 through the 1940s. Has worked with Paul Specht, the Savoy Orpheans, Billy Mason, Roy Fox, Jack Payne, and others ~ Christmas was born in 1905
 
September 24, 1959 ~ Heavy metal guitarist, violinist, songwriter Denis D'Amour born ~ Influenced by King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Rush. Best known as a member of Canadian metal band Voivod from its inception in 1982 until his death in 2005 ~ D'Amour passed away in 2005
September 24, 1959 ~ Angus Gaye, commonly known as reggae singer, drummer Drummie Zeb, born ~ Lead singer, co-founding and last remaining original member of Aswad, known best for their 1988 UK No.1 hit Don't Turn Around. Two subsequent singles, Give A Little Love and Shine, would also reach top 20 in the band's native UK ~ Gaye passed away in 2022
September 24, 1959 ~ Christian baritone singer Steve French born in Mascot, Tennessee, USA ~ Founded Southern gospel quartet the Kingdom Heirs with his brother Kreis French. Committed suicide with his girlfriend by jumping of the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County, West Virginia. Both had outstanding capias warrants for their arrests ~ French passed away in 2016
 
September 24, 1957 ~ Classical, opera, jazz, traditional singer Sibongile Khumalo born in Soweto, South Africa ~ Active since the early 1990s until her death, about half a dozen albums to her name. Noted for singing at the 75th birthday of Nelson Mandela in 1993 and his Presidential inauguration the following year. Has worked with the Bach Choir, Jack DeJohnette, Hugh Masekela, and others ~ Khumalo passed away in 2021
September 24, 1957 ~ Keyboardist, guitarist, singer Tod Howarth born in San Diego, California, USA ~ Best known as member of Ace Frehley's Frehley's Comet. Also worked with Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, Josh Regan, Rob Affuso, Pat Gasperini, and others
 
September 24, 1954 ~ Dave Pat Arthur, commonly known as folk singer, guitarit, banjoist, mandolinist Davey Arthur, born in County Donegal, Ireland ~ Best known for his association with the Fureys, joining the sibling outfit in 1977 and remaining through 1992. Present on the band's best-known, When You Were Sweet Sixteen which reached UK top 20 in 1981
September 24, 1954 ~ Jazz vibraphonist Jay Hoggard born in Washington DC, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Anthony Davis, Wadada Leo Smith, Chico Freeman, Sam Rivers, Cecil Taylor, James Newton, Kenny Burrell, Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Tito Puente, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Hilton Ruiz, Oliver Lake, and others
September 24, 1954 ~ Jazz singer Lisa Sokolov born in Manhassett, New York, USA ~ Praised for her improvisatonial style and wide vocal range. Influenced by Betty Carter and Meredith Monk. Closely associated with William Parker, John Zorn, Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Elliott Sharp, Dave Sewelson. Released her critically acclaimed Angel Rodeo debut album in 1993
 
September 24, 1952 ~ Terje Lillegard Jensen, commonly known as singer, guitarist, songwriter Jonas Fjeld, born in Bodø, Norway ~ Outside Norway best known for his collaborations with the Band's Rick Danko and with bluegrass outfit Chatham County Lines
September 24, 1952 ~ Alternative rock, indie rock, jazz rock, experimental rock singer, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist Mark Sandman born in Newton, Massachusetts, USA ~ Influenced artists such as Primus' Les Claypool, the Minutemen's Mike Watt and the Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme. Best known as lead singer, bassist of alternative rock band Morphine. Has also worked with blue-rock outfit Treat Her Right. Passed away at age 46, suffering a heart attack on stage playing a concert in Palestrina, Italy ~ Sandman passed away in 1999
 
September 24, 1949 ~ Guitarist Bill Connors born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known as a member of Chick Corea's Return To Forever. Has also worked with Mike Nock Group, Steve Swallow, Art Lande, John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Stanley Clarke, Gene McDaniels, Jan Garbarek, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, Lee Konitz, Paul Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, Luciano Berio, Tom van der Geld, Richard Janotta, Steve Khan, Tom Kennedy, Dave Weckl, Kim Plainfield, and others
September 24, 1949 ~ Jazz singer Rebecca Kilgore born in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA ~ Worked with Dave Frishberg, Dan Barrett, Harry Allen, Tom Grant, Lyle Ritz, NIcki Parrot, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Sheridan, Lars Estrand, and others
 
September 24, 1946 ~ Pianist César Pedroso, full name César de las Mercedes Pedroso Fernández, born in Havana, Cuba ~ First gained attention as member of the Orquesta Revé. Founding member of Los Van Van, for whom he wrote several of the band's best-known including Calla Calla, Tranquillo Mota, Seis Semanas and El Bueagente. Subsequently founded Pupy y Lo Que Son Son
 
September 24, 1945 ~ Bassist Carson Van Osten born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Member of Nazz from 1967 through 1969 alongside Todd Rundgren and Thom Mooney ~ Van Osten passed away in 2015
September 24, 1945 ~ Songwriter, guitarist Janne Schaffer, full name Jan Erik Tage Schaffer, born in Stockholm, Sweden ~ Best known as a session guitarist for ABBA. Member of the Electric Banana Band. Has also worked with Bob Marley, Johnny Nash, Art Farmer, composed for films, and released solo recordings
 
September 24, 1942 ~ Gerard Marsden, commonly known as Merseybeat singer, guitarist, songwriter Gerry Marsden born in Liverpool, UK ~ Lead singer, original member of Gerry & the Pacemakers, alongside Les Chadwick, Arthur McMahon and his brother Freddie Marsden, known for a string of 1960s UK hits such as How Do You Do It, I Like It, You'll Never Walk Alone, I'm The One, Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying and Ferry Cross The Mersey ~ Marsden passed away in 2021
September 24, 1942 ~ Michael Hubert Bourne, commonly known as singer, actor Mike Berry, born in Northampton, UK ~ As a singer best known for two UK top 10 hits nearly 20 years apart, 1963's Don't You Think It's Time and 1980's The Sunshine Of Your Smile. Ventured into acting in the 1970s, long serving as Mr Spooner in the sitcom Are You Being Served
 
September 24, 1941 ~ Linda Louise Eastman, commony known as photographer, singer, activist Linda McCartney born in New York, New York, USA ~ Married Paul McCartney in 1969. Sang with the Wings ~ McCartney passed away in 1998
 
September 24, 1940 ~ Tango singer Amelita Baltar born in Buenos Aires, Argentina ~ Best known for her association with Astor Piazzolla and Horacio Ferrer
 
September 24, 1939 ~ Soul jazz, hard bop trombonist Wayne Henderson born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Co-founded soul jazz group the Jazz Crusaders, remaining with the band through its name change to the Crusaders and departing the band in 1976. Has also served as producer for Wilton Felder (Bullitt), Monk Montgomery (It's Never Too Late), Ronnie Laws (Pressure Sensitive), Caldera (Caldera), Pleasure (Accept No Substitutes), Gábor Szabó (Faces), and others ~ Henderson passed away in 2014
 
September 24, 1938 ~ R&B singer Sonny Turner born ~ Mentored by Jackie Wilson. Member of the Metrotones. Lead singer of the Platters from 1960, replacing Tony Williams, through 1970. Present on songs such as I Love You 1000 Times, With This Ring and Washed Ashore ~ Turner passed away in 2022
September 24, 1938 ~ Steven Douglas Kreisman, commonly known as saxophonist Steve Douglas, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Over half a dozen albums as a leader. In-demand session musician, present on recordings by Duane Eddy (Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel), the Beach Boys (Pet Sounds), Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan (Street Legal), the Ramones, Leonard Cohen, and others. Has also served as producer, notably producing the acclaimed Willy DeVille-album Le Chat Bleu in 1980 ~ Kreisman passed away in 1993
 
September 24, 1937 ~ Ramon Gipson, commonly known as singer Ray Gipson, born ~ Member of doo-wop outfit the G-Clefs, consisting of four Scott brothers and a childhood friend, known for two hits, namely 1956's Ka-ding-dong and 1961's I Understand Just How You Feel ~ Gipson passed away in 2015
 
September 24, 1931 ~ Singer, actor, songwriter Anthony Newley born in London, UK ~ Co-authored Feelin' Good with songwriting partner Leslie Bricusse, made famous by Nina Simone and covered by many others. Also with Bricusse scored the soundtrack to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory which earned them an Oscar nomination. Newley also wrote or co-wrote songs such as Goldfinger, Candy Man and others ~ Newley passed away in 1999
 
September 24, 1930 ~ Singer Carl Feaster born in New York, New York, USA ~ Member of the Chords, best known for their 1954 doo-wop classic Sh-boom, co-written by Feaster. Canadian vocal quartet the Crew Cuts would successfully cover the song the same year ~ Feaster passed away in 1981
 
September 24, 1926 ~ Constantina Allen, commonly known as singer Connie Allen, born ~ Best known for her 1951 recording Rocket '69, backed by Todd Rhodes and his Orchestra. Other well-known songs include Your Daddy's Doggin' Around, Sugar In My Bowl and You'll Never Change Me ~ Allen passed away in 1991
 
September 24, 1923 ~ Singer, guitarist Allen Bunn born ~ Original member of vocal group the Larks, known for early 1950s songs such as When I Leave These Prison Walls, Eyesight To The Blind and Little Side Car ~ Bunn passed away in 1977
September 24, 1923 ~ Theodore Navarro, commonly known as jazz, bebop trumpeter Fats Navarro, born in Key West, Florida, USA ~ Pioneering bebop improviser. Influential on players such as Clifford Brown and JJ Johnson. Worked with Snookum Russell, Charlie Parker, Andy Kirk, Billy Eckstine, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Kenny Clarke, Tadd Dameron, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Bud Powell, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and others ~ Navarro passed away in 1950
 
September 24, 1919 ~ Percussionist, bongos player Jack Costanzo born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Worked with the Lecuona Cuban Boys, Desi Arnaz, René Touzet, Nat King Cole, Billy May, Peggy Lee, Danny Kaye, Pérez Prado, Charlie Barnet, Pete Rugolo, Betty Grable, Harry James, Judy Garland, Patti Page, Jane Powell, Ray Anthony, Frances Faye, Dinah Shore, Xavier Cugat, Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Eddie Fisher, and others ~ Costanzo passed away in 2018
 
September 24, 1904 ~ Jan Auggustoff, commonly known as pianist, xyolophonist Jan August, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Best known for Misirlou, a hit in 1947. It would be notably covered by Dick Dale in 1962, and later still by numerous others mostly based on Dale's version ~ Auggustoff passed away in 1976
 
September 24, 1893 ~ Singer, songwriter Blind Lemon Jefferson born in Couchman, Texas, USA ~ Called “the Father of the Texas Blues” and one of the most popular blues singers of the 1920s. Known for songs such as See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, covered by Bob Dylan, BB King, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Phish, and One Kind Favor, covered by Canned Heat, the Grateful Dead, Pat Donohue, and by Peter Paul & Mary ~ Jefferson passed away in 1929
 
September 24, 1889 ~ Arthur B Fields, commonly known as songwriter Buddy Fields, born in Vienna, Austria ~ Perhaps best remembered for co-writing, together with Al Sherman and Al Lewis, You Gotta Be A Football Hero. The song is one of the most widely recorded and performed American footballs anthem. It was the subject of a 1935 Popeye The Sailor cartoon and has been recorded by Fred Waring, Ben Bernie, Tuxedo Junction, the Crew Cuts, Ralph Flanagan, Dick Haymes, and others ~ Fields passed away in 1965
 
September 24, 1871 ~ Jazz cornetist, hornist Isidore Barbarin born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Mostly active in New Orleans's early days of jazz around the turn of the 20th century. Played with the Onward Brass Band, the Excelsior Brass Band, Papa Celestin, and later with Bunk Johnson. Barbarin was the father of drummers Paul Barbarin and Louis Barbarin ~ Barbarin passed away in 1960