This Day In Music: September 6
September 5 ~ Birthdays/All ~ September 7
September 6, 2020 ~ Actress, singer Anita Lindblom passed away in Paris, France ~ Best known as an actress, appearing in over a dozen films starting in 1957. As a singer best known for Sant Ar Livet, a No.1 hit in her native Norway in 1962. The song was a translation of Roy Hamilton's You Can Have Her ~ Lindblom was born in 1937
September 6, 2020 ~ R&B, soul singer Bruce Williamson, full name Bruce Alan Williamson Jr, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ~ Best known as lead singer of latter-day incarnation of the Temptations, joining the band in 2007 replacing GC Cameron and remaining through 2015 ~ Williamson was born in 1970
September 6, 2018 ~ Conductor, composer Claudio Scimone passed away ~ Revived numerous baroque and renaissance works. Founded I Solisti Veneti. Worked with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Philharmonia of London, Marilyn Horne and Victoria de los Angeles ~ Scimone was born in 1934
September 6, 2018 ~ Percussionist, composer Madeleine Yayodele Nelson passed away ~ Founder, director of the Women Of The Calabash, who performed with the Temptations, Richie Havens, Philip Glass, Odetta, Max Roach, Ashford & Simpson, and others. As a solo artist Nelson has collaborated with Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, and with Billy Harper, amongst others ~ Nelson was born in 1948
September 6, 2018 ~ Sambista Wilson Moreira passed away ~ Best known for his association with fellow sambista Nel Lopes, scoring the hits Senhora Liberdade, Gotas De Veneno, Sandalia Amerela, and Candongueiro. Also worked with Brazilian virtuoso Raphael Rabello ~ Moreira was born in 1936
September 6, 2013 ~ Producer, arranger, songwriter Bobby Martin passed away in San Diego, California, USA ~ Philly soul producer, worked with Billy Paul, the O'Jays, the Three Degrees, MFSB, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Lou Rawls, and others ~ Martin was born in 1930
September 6, 2007 ~ Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti passed away in Modena, Italy ~ Beloved tenor. Crossed over into pop audiences. Sold over 100 million records. One of the Three Tenors, alongside Plácido Domingo and José Carreras ~ Pavarotti was born in 1935
September 6, 2005 ~ Fingerstyle guitarist Eric Roche passed away ~ Briefly worked as an accountant prior to enrolling at London Musicians Institute, studying classical guitar. After his degree would become head of its guitar department. As a guitar player known for his percussive style involving drumming on the body of guitar. Has released about half a dozen albums, starting with Perc U Later ~ Roche was born in 1967
September 6, 2001 ~ Karl Böhm, commonly known as electronic musician Carl Crack, passed away in Berlin, Germany ~ Best known as member of industrial band Atari Teenage Riot from 1992 through 2000. Also known for his sole solo album, Black Ark released in 1998 ~ Böhm was born in 1971
September 6, 1999 ~ Jazz bassist Arnold Fishkind passed away in Palm Desert, California, USA ~ Worked with Lennie Tristano, Charlie Barnet, Lee Konitz, Johnny Smith, Benny Goodman, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Les Brown, Lena Horne, Keith Green, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Hasselgard, Peanuts Hucko, Charlie Parker, Shorty Rogers, Butch Stone, Jerry Wald, Coleman Hawkins, and others ~ Fishkind was born in 1919
September 6, 1994 ~ Swing, big band trumpeter, bandleader Max Kaminsky passed away ~ Worked with George Wettling, Frank Teschemacher, Eddie Condon, Benny Carter, Mezz Mezzrow, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Bud Freeman, Sidney Bechet, George Brunies, Art Hodes, Joe Marsala, Willie The Lion Smith, Jack Teagarden, and others ~ Kaminsky was born in 1908
September 6, 1994 ~ Pianist, organist Nicky Hopkins, full name Nicholas Christian Hopkins, passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Widely considered to be one of the greatest session pianists in rock, especially prolific during the 1960s and 1970s appearing on such classic tracks as You Really Got Me by the Kinks, Revolution by the Beatles, Angie by the Rolling Stones, and Jet Airliner by the Steve Miller Band. Has also worked with Jeff Beck, Joe Cocker, Art Garfunkel, the Jefferson Airplane, George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, the Who, the Easybeats, PJ Proby, Peter Frampton, Bill Wyman, Graham Parker, and numerous others. Recorded a handful of solo albums, starting with The Revolutionary Piano Of Nicky Hopkins released in 1966 ~ Hopkins was born in 1944
September 6, 1990 ~ Singer, songwriter Matt McAndrew, full name Matthew Brendan McAndrew, born in Barnegal Light, New Jersey, USA ~ First gained attention as season 7 runner-up on The Voice talent show in 2014, losing out to Craig Wayne Boyd. Released his debut album View Of The Pines and reach the Billboard top 20 with the single Wasted Love the same year. In 2019 McAndrew would join post-hardcore band Slaves as lead vocalist
September 6, 1990 ~ Guitarist Tom Fogerty, full name Thomas Richard Fogerty, passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA ~ Brother of John Fogerty. Member of Creedence Clearwater Revival, known for songs such as Suzie Q, Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Green River, Fortunate Son, Who'll Stop The Rain, Lookin' Out My Backdoor, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, and others ~ Fogerty was born in 1941
September 6, 1990 ~ Wesley Oliveira da Silva, commonly known as forro, axé, arrocha singer, producer, songwriter Wesley Safadão, born in Fortaleze, Brazil ~ Collaborated with Ivete Sangalo, Ronaldinho Gaucho, Matheus & Kauan, Anitta, Saia Rodada, Bruno & Marrone, Claude Leitte, Fernando & Soracaba, Michel Teló, and others
September 6, 1986 ~ Folk, indie folk singer, guitarist, fiddler, songwriter Tim Chaisson born in Bear River, Canada ~ Known for his association with the Morning Fold, touring extensively and releasing the acclaimed 2009 collaborative Broken Hearted Beat album. Chaisson is also a member of the East Pointers, known for the albums Secret Victory and What We Leave Behind
September 6, 1985 ~ Giovanni Alfredo de Simone, commonly known as singer Johnny Desmond, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ As a solo artist known for songs such as Guilty, The Picnic Song, Because Of You, Woman, and Play Me Hearts And Flowers (I Wanna Cry). Also worked with Bob Crosby (You Forgot About Me, Do You Care), Glenn Miller, Don Cornwell, Alan Dale, and others ~ De Simone was born in 1919
September 6, 1985 ~ Eurreal Wilford Montgomery, commonly known as pianist, singer Little Brother Montgomery, passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Worked with Clarence Desdunes, Buddy Petit, Otis Rush, Skip James, Spanky & Our Gang, and others ~ Montgomery was born in 1906
September 6, 1985 ~ Webster Gradney Jr, commonly known as rapper, MC Webbie, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA ~ Released his full-length debut album, Savage Life, in 2005. Known for songs such as Give Me That featuring Bun B and Independent featuring Lil' Phat and Lil' Boosie. Also collaborated with Trina, Letoya Luckett, Three 6 Mafia, Gucci Mane, and others
September 6, 1984 ~ Country, honky tonk singer Ernest Tubb, full name Ernest Dale Tubb, passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Quintessential country singer. Worked with Jimmie Rodgers, his backing unit the Texas Troubadours, Owen Bradley, the Andrews Sisters, Red Foley, the Wilburn Brothers, Loretta Lynn, and others. Known for songs such as Walking The Floor Over You, Try Me One More Time, Rainbow At Midnight, Slippin' Around, Throw Your Love My Way, Fortunes In Memories, Counterfeit Kisses, Thanks A Lot, and others ~ Tubb was born in 1914
September 6, 1980 ~ William Stanley Rinehart III, commonly known as singer, guitarist, pianist, songwriter Bear Rinehart, born in Greenville, South Carolina, USA ~ Co-founding member, lead singer of alternative rock band Needtobreathe, known for songs such as More Time, Something Beautiful, and The Outsiders. Released his Wilder Woods solo debut album in 2019, going by the moniker Wilder Woods
September 6, 1980 ~ Singer, TV personality Kerry Katona, full name Kerry Jayne Elizabeth Katona, born in Warrington, UK ~ Rose to fame as member of girl group Atomic Kitten, known for a string of late 1990s, early 2000s hits including the UK No.1 hits Whole Again, Eternal Flame, and The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling)
September 6, 1978 ~ Producer Tom Wilson, full name Thomas Blanchard Wilson Jr, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Founded Transition Records, known for several quintessential mid-1950s jazz releases including Cecil Taylor's Jazz Advance and Sun Ra's Jazz By Sun Ra albums. As staff producer at Columbia Records especially noted for producing three key Bob Dylan albums, namely The Times They Are A-Changin', Another Side Of Bob Dylan and Bringing It All Back Home. Produced Simon & Garfunkel's 1964 Wednesday Morning 3AM debut album. Has also worked with the likes of the Mothers Of Invention, the Velvet Underground, Eddie Harris, Eric Burdon, Blues Project, and others ~ Wilson was born in 1931
September 6, 1977 ~ Victor Santiago Jr, commonly known as rapper, actor NORE or Noreaga, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Known for singles such as Superthug, Banned From TV, Nothin', Oye Mi Canto and Maz Maiz
September 6, 1976 ~ Folk rock, psychedelic folk, samba singer, guitarist, keyboardist, bassist Rodrigo Amarante, full name Rodrigo Amarante de Castro Neves, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ Member of Los Hermanos, the Orquestra Imperial, and Little Joy. Debuted as a solo artist in 2013 with the album Cavalo. Well known for writing and performing Tuyo, used as the theme song for the 2015 Netflix series Narcos. Has also composed the soundtrack for the 2018 film Entebbe
September 6, 1975 ~ Jon Marshall, commonly known as rapper, producer, DJ Fat Jon, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA ~ Member of hip-hop group Five Deez. Also worked with 3582, the Rebel Clique, Beautiful Killing Machine. Over a dozen albums as a solo artist, starting with Humanoid Erotica released in 2001.
September 6, 1975 ~ Pianist, songwriter Shelton Brooks passed away in Los Angeles County, California, USA ~ Ragtime, vaudeville composer known for songs such Some Of These Days (Sophie Tucker, Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong), Darktown Strutters Ball (the Six Brown Brothers, Ted Lewis, the Pickens Sisters), and Trombone Cholly (Bessie Smith, Ronnie Gilbert) ~ Brooks was born in 1886
September 6, 1972 ~ Indie rock guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, drummer, producer Dave Sitek, full name David Andrew Sitek, born ~ Best known for his association with TV On The Radio. Has also worked with acts such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals, Jane's Addiction, Little Dragon, Beady Eye, Bat For Lashes, and Weezer. Released his solo album, Maximum Balloon, in 2010 using the moniker Maximum Balloon featuring guests such as Talking Heads-singer David Byrne, Tunde Adebimpe, and Karen O
September 6, 1972 ~ Yevgen Olensandrovych Nikolayev-Symonov, commonly known as gypsy punk guitarist, singer Eugene Hütz, born in Boyarka, Ukranian SSR ~ Frontman of Gogol Bordello, merging Romani music with punk and dub music. The band is best known for their 2010 Transcontinental Hustle album
September 6, 1971 ~ Singer, songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, full name Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan, born in Ballybricken, Ireland ~ Influenced by Gregorian chants, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, Jim Reeves, Bing Crosby. Rose to fame fronting the Cranberries, becoming one of the most recognizable voices in 1990s rock with songs such as Linger, Zombie, and Salvation. Released her Are You Listening solo debut album in 2007. Duetted with Jah Wobble (The Sun Does Rise), Zucchero (Pure Love), Giuliano Sangiorgi (Senza Fiato). Married to former Duran Duran tour manager Don Burton from 1994 to 2014, with whom she has three children ~ O'Riordan passed away in 2018
September 6, 1971 ~ Rupert Parkes, commonly known as producer, DJ, film composer Photek, born in Hatfield, UK ~ Draws from hip-hop, soul and jazz. About half a dozen albums to his name, starting with Modus Operandi released in 1997. Best known for scoring soundtracks to films such as Blade and Gang Related and TV series such as How To Get Away With Murder. As a remixer known for Daft Punk's End Of Line, Moby's Lie Down In Darkness, and Bob Marley's One Love (People Get Ready)
September 6, 1970 ~ Anthony Davis, commonly known as hip-hop producer Ant, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA ~ Half of Atmosphere, the other half being Slug. Has also worked with Brother Ali, I Self Devine, Felt, Beyond, Agaoe, MF Doom, and others
September 6, 1970 ~ Cecilia Veronica Peniston, commonly known as club, dance singer CeCe Peniston, born in Dayton, Ohio, USA ~ Member of the Sisters Of Glory. As a solo singer known for a string of 1990s dance hits including We Got A Love Thang, Keep On Walking, I'm Not Over You, and her signature song Finally
September 6, 1970 ~ Paul Dennis Miller, commonly known as DJ, producer DJ Spooky, born in Washington DC, USA ~ Worked with Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillerme E Brown, Joe McPhee, St X-Ensemble, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Patti Smith, David Sylvian, David Torn, Bernardo Bertolucci, Chuck D, Vernon Reid, and others
September 6, 1970 ~ Singer Kim English born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Soul, gospel, house singer best known for a number of dance hits from the late 1990s onwards including Unspeakable Joy, Bumping & Jumping, Treat Me Right and C'Est La Vie ~ English passed away in 2019
September 6, 1970 ~ Keida Brewer, commonly known as rapper Rasco, born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA ~ Member of the Call Agents. Also worked with BT, Peter Gabriel, Linkin Park, Hot In Pursuit, Paulie Rhyme, Smoky Mo, Kid Pex, Antihelden, and others
September 6, 1970 ~ Singer, songwriter Rhett Miller born in Austin, Texas, USA ~ Best known as lead singer of alternative country outfit the Old 97's
September 6, 1969 ~ Heavy metal keyboardist Axel Mackenrott born in Hamburg, West Germany ~ Best known as member of the Masterplan, joining the band in 2003 shortly after the band recorded their eponymous Masterplan debut album. Has also worked with Gamma Ray, Beautiful Sin, and with Megadeth, appearing on the latter's 2007 United Abominations album
September 6, 1968 ~ Patrick Seacor, commonly known as rock, glam rock, glam metal drummer Paddy Boom, born in Singapore ~ Original drummer for glam rock outfit the Scissor Sisters, remaining with the band fomr its inception in 2001 through 2008. Present on the albums The Scissor Sisters and Ta-Dah. Previously a member of the Sloane Rangers alongside Brian Hynes and Robert Brochu
September 6, 1967 ~ Singer Claire Martin born in Wimbledon, UK ~ Influenced by Ella Fitzgerald. Active since the early 1990s. Has opened for Tony Bennett and collaborated with the likes of Martin Taylor, John Martyn, Stéphane Grappelli, Kenny Barron, Jim Mullen, Nigel Hitchcock, and others
September 6, 1966 ~ Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist, producer, composer, arranger Jim Tomlinson born in Sutton Coldfield, UK ~ Married to singer Stacey Kent, with whom he also regulary worked. Honed his skills working with artists such as Matt Wates, Humphrey Lyttelton, and Michael Garrick. As a leader widely acclaimed for his 2000 Only Trust Your Heart debut album
September 6, 1965 ~ Dana McCleese, commonly known as rapper Dana Dane, born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Closely associated with Slick Rick. Released his Dane Dane With Fame debut album in 1987, which spawned the singles Nightmares and his best-known Cinderfella Dana Dane. McCleese recorded two more albums through the mid-1990s before fading from public view
September 6, 1965 ~ Ernest Jan Ingle, commonly known as singer, arranger, songwriter, cartoonist Red Ingle, passed away in Santa Barbara, California, USA ~ Best known as a member of Spike Jones' comedy outfit the City Slickers through 1946. Present on songs such as Chloe, You Always Hurt The One You Love, Liebestraum and Glow-Worm. After departing the band over a salary dispute would form the Natural Seven best known for the spoof recording Tim-Tayshun, a parody of the Perry Como hit Temptation. The single would feature Jo Stafford, using the moniker Cinderella G Stump, and would sell 3 million copies ~ Ingle was born in 1906
September 6, 1964 ~ Tenor saxophonist, producer Jeff Rupert born ~ Worked with the Jazz Professors, the UCF Jazz Ensemble, Kenny Drew Jr, Dirty Martini, T-Bone Orchard, Benny Carter, Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, Maynard Ferguson, Sam Rivers, the Fins, Joe LaBarbera, Larry Koonse, John Fedchock, Tom Warrington, the Happy Feet Jazz Band, Ernestine Anderson, Kevin Mahogany, Benny Green, Ray Drummond, Joe Farnsworth, Ronnie Burrage, Judy Carmichael, and others
September 6, 1963 ~ Singer, drummer, guitarist Damon Kukrowski born ~ Best known as member of dream pop band Galaxie 500 from 1987 through its disbandement in 1991. Has also worked with psychedelic rock band Magic Hour and with his longtime girlfriend Naomi Yang under the moniker Damon & Naomi
September 6, 1963 ~ Country singer, guitarist, songwriter Mark Chesnutt, full name Mark Nelson Chesnutt, born in Beaumont, Texas, USA ~ One of the most popular neotraditionalist country singers of the 1990s, drawing critical comparison to George Jones, racking up close to two dozen Billboard Country top 20 hits. Brother Jukebox, I'll Think Of Something, It Sure Is Monday, Almost Goodbye, I Just Wanted You To Know, Gonna Get A Life, It's A Little Too Late, and the Aerosmith-cover I Don't Want To Miss A Thing would all reach the No.1 spot. Has collaborated with the likes of Tracy Byrd, Vince Gill, and Alison Krauss
September 6, 1962 ~ Pop, rock band the Beach Boys record County Fair at Capitol Studios, California, USA ~ Written by Brian Wilson and Gary Usher. Produced by Nick Venet. Included on the band's 1962 Surfin' Safari debut album. Used as the flipside of Ten Little Indians, also written by Wilson and Usher
September 6, 1961 ~ Gospel singer, songwriter LaShun Pace, full name Tarrian LaShun Pace, born ~ On-and-off member of sibling outfit the Anointed Pace Sisters. Renowned solo artist, releasing her He Lives debut album in 1990 which reached top 10 on the Billboard Gospel album charts. Known best for songs such as Act Like You Know featuring Karen Clark Sheard, There's A Leak In This Old Building, Walk With Me and her signature song I Know I've Been Changed. Has also ventured into acting, most notably in the role of the Angel of Mercy in the 1992 film Leap Of Faith ~ Pace passed away in 2022
September 6, 1958 ~ Douglas Woods, commonly known as singer Buster Bloodvessel, born in London, UK ~ Frontman of ska, two-tone band Bad Manners, known best for songs such as Special Brew, Can Can and My Girl Lollipop (My Boy Lolipop). Took his stage name from the bus conductor in the 1967 Magical Mystery Tour film by the Beatles
September 6, 1957 ~ Singer Elvis Presley records Don't ~ Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Produced by Steve Sholes. The recording featured Scotty Moore on guitar, Bill Black double bass, DJ Fontana on drums, Dudley Brooks on piano and the Jordanaires as backing choir. It would be released as a single, featuring I Beg Of You on the flipside, the next January
September 6, 1956 ~ Alternative rock, rock, punk rock singer Sakari Kuosmanen, full name Sakari Jyrki Kuosmanen, born in Helsinki, Finland ~ Over half a dozen albums to his name as a solo artist, starting with the eponymous Sakari Kuosmanen album released in 1985. Has also worked with the Sleepy Sleepers and with the Leningrad Cowboys
September 6, 1954 ~ Bassist, keyboardist Patrick O'Hearn, full name Patrick John O'Hearn, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ First gained attention in the mid-1970s backing Frank Zappa. Would go on to work with early 1980s new wave outfit Missing Persons, which also included several other Zappa alumni including Warren Cuccurullo and Terry Bozzio. O'Hearn has also recorded as a solo artist, focusing on ambient instrumental music, and has composed for film and TV
September 6, 1952 ~ Steven Paul Miller, commonly known as singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer Buddy Miller, born in Fairborn, Ohio, USA ~ Married to singer, songwriter Julie Miller, with whom he also recorded. Has backed artists such as Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt, Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin, David Rawlings. In-demand producer for artists such as Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin, the Devil Makes Three, Allison Moorer, the Wood Brothers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ralph Stanley, and others
September 6, 1952 ~ Gertrude Alice Dagmar Klasen, commonly known as actress, singer, dancer Gertrude Lawrence, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Known for her stage appearances in London's West End and New York's Broadway productions ~ Klasen was born in 1898
September 6, 1952 ~ Singer, percussionist Paulo César dos Santos, also known by the moniker Paulinho, borny in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ Member of Roupa Nova, which he co-founded in 1970. Sang lead on some of band's best known including Cançao De Verao, Pra Mim, Linda Demais, Meu Universo É Você, Maria Maria, and Retrato Rasgados. In 2009 the band's Roupa Nova Em Londres, recorded at EMI Studios, was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album. One track, the Beatles-cover She's Leaving Home, was recorded a cappella accompanied by a string octet inside a London cathedral ~ Dos Santos passed away om 2020
September 6, 1952 ~ Jazz pianist Phil Markowitz born ~ About half a dozen albums to his name as a leader, especially acclaimed for his 1980 Sno' Peas album. In-demand sideman, has frequently worked with Chet Baker, Michael Davis, Dave Liebman, and Bob Mintzer. Other notable collaborations include Randy Bernsen, Jeff Tyzik, Al di Meola, Jerry Hahn, Lionel Hampton, Jerry Hahn, Vic Juris, Nick Brignola, and others
September 6, 1951 ~ Serbian folk singer Saban Saulić born in Sabac, Yugoslavia ~ Dubbed “the King of Folk Music” with a career spanning five decades ~ Saulić passed away in 2019
September 6, 1949 ~ Charango player, composer Eddy Navia, full name Eddy Navia Dalence, born in Potosi, Bolivia ~ Formed 1960s pop group Los Rebeldes. Formed the acclaimed Savia Andina in 1975, for whom he wrote songs such as Tinkuna, Copagira, Tacuaral, Summit, and Dance Of The Sicuri. Has also recorded as a solo artist
September 6, 1948 ~ Funk, R&B, pop guitarist Claydes Smith, full name Claydes Charles Smith, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA ~ Co-founder, lead guitarist, long-time member of Kool & the Gang, active since the late 1960s and known for hits such as Jungle Boogie, Celebration, Fresh, and Cherish. Stopped touring in 2006 for health reasons ~ Smith passed away in 2006
September 6, 1948 ~ Blues rock, rock singer Jo Baker born in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA ~ Best known for her association with Elvin Bishop including on the pivotal 1970s albums Let It Flow and Juke Joint Jump. Guested on Frijid Pink's 1974 All Pink Inside album. Has also worked with Stoneground ~ Baker passed away in 1996
September 6, 1947 ~ Jazz trumpeter, cornetist Bent Persson born in Sweden ~ Best known as an interpreter of Louis Armstrong's work
September 6, 1946 ~ Pop, chanson singer, actress Hana Zagarová born in Petrkovice, Czechoslovakia ~ One of the all-time most popular Czech singers, active since the mid-1960s. Known for songs such as Já Nemám Strach, Mzí, Setkáni (In Contro), Vánoce Jako Driv and Ohen V Dusi Mé. Married dancer Vlastimil Harapes in 1986, her second marriage was to operatic tenor Stefan Margita in 1992 ~ Zagarová passed away in 2022
September 6, 1942 ~ Jazz, R&B saxophonist, oboist, bassist Andrew White born in Washington DC, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Kenny Clarke, Otis Redding, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Beaver Harris, Julius Hemphill, the Weather Report, the 5th Dimension, Lloyd McNeill, Marion Williams, and others ~ White passed away in 2020
September 6, 1942 ~ Trombonist, tubist Dave Bargeron born in Athol, Massachusetts, USA ~ Best known as a member of jazz-rock outfit Blood Sweat & Tears, joining the band in 1970 and first appearing on the Blood Sweat & Tears 4 album. Has also worked with Clark Terry, Doc Severinsen, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Mick Jagger, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, David Sanborn, Carla Bley, Pat Metheny, George Gruntz, Jaco Pastorius, George Russell, James Ingram, and others
September 6, 1942 ~ Singer, songwriter Mel McDaniel, full name Melvin Huston McDaniel, born oin Checotah, Oklahoma, USA ~ Known for 1980s country hits such as Louisiana Saturday Night, Big Ole Brew, Stand Up, Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On, I Call It Love, Stand On It, and Let It Roll Let It Rock ~ McDaniel passed away in 2011
September 6, 1941 ~ Drummer Micky Waller was born in London, UK ~ In-demand drummer active since the early 1960s. Has worked with the Flee-rekkers, Cyril Davies, Marty Wilde, Georgie Fame, Brian Auger, Trinity, Steampacket, John Mayall's quintessential British R&B band the Bluesbreakers, Jeff Beck (including on the Truth album), Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Terry Smith, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Sam Gopal, and others. Backed rock & roller Little Richard on two separate UK tours ~ Waller passed away in 2008
September 6, 1939 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter David Allan Coe born in Akron, Ohio, USA ~ Transitioned from blues to country, becoming a major force in 1970s outlaw country. Known for his rebellious attitude and wild image, hindering mainstream success. Well known songs include You Never Even Called Me By My Name, ~Longhaired Redneck, The Ride, Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile, She Used To Love Me A Lot. Wrote Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone and Take This Job And Shove It, hits for respectively Tanya Tucker and Johnny Paycheck. Also noted as a member of Rebel Meets Rebel, which also included Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown, critically acclaimed for their pioneering eponymous Rebel Meets Rebel country metal album released two years after Darrell's death
September 6, 1939 ~ Producer, label executive, guitarist Don DeVito born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Toured with Al Kooper while in his teens, returned to college to study English, formed the Sabres. Would go on to become a label executive and A&R manager for CBS. Best known for producing a number of 1970s Bob Dylan albums, notably Blood On The Tracks, Desire, Hard Rain, Street Legal and At Budokan. Has also served as A&R director for artists such as Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Carole King ~ DeVito passed away in 2011
September 6, 1939 ~ Guitarist, singer, songwriter John Herald born in New York, New York, USA ~ Influenced by Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger. Co-founding member of the Greenbriar Boys, with whom he backed Joan Baez before landing their own record deal. The band is also known for (Up To My Neck In) High Muddy Water, co-written by Herald, and notably covered by Linda Ronstadt. Herald has also worked with the Woodstock Mountain Revue ~ Herald passed away in 2005
September 6, 1937 ~ Jazz trumpeter, composer Bosse Broberg born in Ludvika, Sweden ~ Worked with Gugge Hedrenius, Arne Domnerus, Borje Fredriksson, Jan Johansson, Red Mitchell, the Sandviken Big Band, Christer Boustedt, Ake Johansson, the Nogenja Jazz Solois Ensemble, and others
September 6, 1937 ~ Composer, conductor Henry Kimball Hadley passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ As a composer best known for his overture In Bohemia and the symphonic poem Salome. As a conductor held positions at renowned orchestras such as the Seattle Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the Manhattan Symphony Orchestra, and others. ~ Hadley was born in 1871
September 6, 1936 ~ Clifford Edward Thornton III, commonly known as jazz trumpeter, trombonist Clifford Thornton, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Ray Draper, Webster Young, Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Sam Rivers, Karl Berger, Jimmy Garrison, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Anthony Braxton, Frederic Rzewski, Philip Glass, Richard Teitelbaum, Joe McPhee, and others ~ Thornton passed away in 1989
September 6, 1935 ~ Country guitarist Paul Yandell born in Mayfield, Kentucky, USA ~ Fingerstyle guitarist. Member of the Nashville A-Team. In-demand session and touring musician. Worked with artists such as the Louvin Brothers, Kitty Wells, Johnnie Wright, George Hamilton IV, Jerry Reed ~ Yandell passed away in 2011
September 6, 1933 ~ Bernarr Graham Busbice, commonly known as bluegrass mandolinist, singer Buzz Busby, born in Eros, Louisiana, USA ~ Fronted Buzz Busby & the Bayou Boys, which also included Charlie Waller ~ Busbice passed away in 2003
September 6, 1930 ~ Operatic tenor Daniele Baroni born in Copparo, Italy ~ Rose to fame as leading tenor with the Metropolitan Opera from 1956 through 1962. Best known for his roles in Giacomo Puccini operas. Has also notably worked with the Philadelphia Grand Opera Company, the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company, and others. Married to pianist Vera Franceschi until her premature death in 1966 ~ Barioni passed away in 2022
September 6, 1929 ~ Free jazz drummer, trumpeter, vibraphonist Charles Moffett born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Father of bassist Charnett Moffett, drummer Codaryl Moffett, singer Charisse Moffett, trumpeter Mondre Moffett and saxophonist Charles Moffett Jr. Closely associated with Ornette Coleman, appearing on a string of early 1960s albums. Played trumpet with Jimmy Witherspoon before switching to drums. Briefly a member of Little Richard's backing unit. Has also worked with Sonny Rollins, Archie Shepp (Four For Trane), Pharoah Sanders, Carla Bley, David Izenzon, Eric Dolphy, Prince Lasha, Harold McNair, Joe McPhee, Sonny Simmons, Keshavan Maslak, and others ~ Moffett passed away in 1997
September 6, 1928 ~ Conductor, pianist, composer Yevgeny Svetlanov, full name Uevgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov, born in Moscow, Russia ~ Closely associated with the Bolshoi Theatre. Also worked with the USSR State Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Residentie Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchesta, and others ~ Svetlanov passed away in 2002
September 6, 1926 ~ Frederick Below Jr, commonlyy known as blues, rock & roll drummer Fred Below, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Best known for his work with Chess Records helping define Chicago blues. Closely associated with Little Walter. Backed Chuck Berry on pivotal recordings including School Days, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock & Roll Music and Johnny B Goode. Member of the Aces, which also included blues harpist Junior Wells and brothers Louis Myers and Dave Myers. Has also worked with Bo Diddley, Elmore James, Otis Rush, Howlin' Wolf, Roosevelt Sykes, Sonny Boy Williamson II, and others ~ Below passed away in 1988
September 6, 1925 ~ Jazz guitarist Eddie Duran, full name Edward Lozano Duran, born in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Worked with Chet Baker, Charlie Parker, Red Norvo, George Shearing, Flip Phillips, the CBS Radio Orchestra, Vince Guaraldi, Cal Tjader, Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Tania Maria, Dee Bell, Jon Hendricks, Earl Hines, Eiji Kitamura, Gus Mancuso, and others ~ Duran passed away in 2019
September 6, 1925 ~ Blues, electric blues harpist, guitarist, singer, songwriter Jimmy Reed, full name Mathis James Reed, born in Dunleith, Mississippi, USA ~ Considered one of the most influential blues musicians due to his easily accessible style. Covered by Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, Etta James, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, Elvin Bishop, Barbara Lewis, Bryan Ferry, and others. Best known for songs such as Honest I Do, Shame Shame Shame, Baby What Do You Want Me To Do, Big Boss Man and Bright Lights Big City ~ Reed passed away in 1976
September 6, 1917 ~ Jazz trumpeter Johnny Letman born in McCormick, South Carolina, USA ~ Worked with Jerry Valentine, Scatman Crothers, Jimmy Raschelle, Delbert Bright, Bob Tinsley, Nat King Cole, Horace Henderson, Red Saunders, Teddy Buckner, John Kirby, Lucky Millinder, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Stuff Smith, Chubby Jackson, Panama Francis, Dick Wellstood, Hal Cornbread Singer, Sam Taylor, Eddie Condon, Wilbur de Paris, Claude Hopkins, Tiny Grimes, Lionel Hampton, Cozy Cole, Earl Hines, and others ~ Letman passed away in 1992
September 6, 1912 ~ Singer, composer Miguelito Valdes born in Havana, Cuba ~ Former auto mechanic and prize amateur boxer started as a multi-instrumentalist in the night clubs of Havana, playing guitar, tres, double bass, timbal, and where he occasionally sang. Once his vocal capabilities were realized his career took off. Collaborated with a host of topnotch Latin conductors and orchestras. In the US known for working with Xavier Cugat and appearing in a number of films such as You Were Never Lovelier alongside Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth ~ Valdés passed away in 1978
September 6, 1911 ~ Country singer Zeke Clements born near Empire, Alabama, USA ~ Dubbed “the Dixie Yodeler” for his yodeling. Performed with the Grand Ole Opry since the 1930s. Voiced the character of Bashful in the 1937 Walt Disney animated film Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. Penned and first recorded Smoke On The Water, later notably covered by Red Foley ~ Clements passed away in 1994
September 6, 1899 ~ William Samuel Rosenberg, commonly known as songwriter, lyricist, impresario Billy Rose, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Broadway producer, theater owner. Co-wrote Me & My Shadow recorded by Al Jolson, Pearl Bailey, Perry Como, and Peggy Lee. Co-wrote Ain't Misbehavin' recorded by Leo Reisman, Louis Armstrong, and Gene Austin ~ Rose passed away in 1966
September 6, 1877 ~ Charles Joseph Bolden, commonly known as ragtime, jazz cornetist Buddy Bolden, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Pivotal figure in early jazz. Influenced artists such as King Oliver, Freddie Keppard, and Bunk Johnson. Known for songs such as Carekless Love, My Bucket's Got A Hole In It, and Funky Butt ~ Bolden passed away in 1931