This Day In Music: September 6
September 5 ~ Birthdays/All ~ September 7
September 6, 2023 ~ Larry Figueiredo, commonly known as singer Larry Chance, passed away ~ Lead singer of popular 1960s doo-wop group the Earls, known for songs such as Never, Life Is But A Dream and I Believe. and their best known Remember Then. The latter would peak at No.24 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time of its release in 1962, yet over time would become a classic as one of the best remembered and most cherished songs of the doo-wop era specifically for its “Reh-meh-meh, Reh-meh-meh-member, Reh-meh-meh, Reh-meh-meh-mem-ber then” refrain ~ Figueiredo was born in 1940
September 6, 2023 ~ Jazz, classical, pop rock bassist Richard Davis passed away ~ As a solo artist acclaimed for his 1971 The Philosophy Of The Spiritual album. Best known for his contributions to Eric Dolphy's 1964 Out To Lunch album, Andrew Hill's Point Of Departure the following year, and Van Morrison's 1968 album Astral Weeks. Other notable collaborations include touring with Sarah Vaughan during the late 1950s, classical performances with conductors such as Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein and Pierre Boulez, and guesting on pop and rock albums such as Bruce Springsteen's Greetings From Asbury Park NJ and Born To Run, Paul Simon's There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Melissa Manchester's Bright Eyes, and Bonnie Raitt's Streetlights ~ Davis was born in 1930
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, 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, 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, and Coleman Hawkins ~ Fishkind was born in 1919
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 ~ 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 ~ 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, and Thanks A Lot ~ 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, 1979 ~ R&B, funk, disco outfit Kool & the Gang release their Ladies Night album ~ The album marked a stylistic change for the band, while remaining grounded in funky grooves, they added elements of pop and R&B. The album would also be the first to feature new lead vocalist James JT Taylor. Though at the time critics were not particularly thrilled with the stylistic change, it worked out well for the band, starting their most successful run scoring close to a dozen Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits through the late 1980s, starting with two singles from Ladies Night, the title track Ladies Night and its successor Too Hot
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, the Blues Project, and others ~ Wilson was born in 1931
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 ~ 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, 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 ~ Keida Brewer, commonly known as rapper Rasco, born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA ~ Member of hip hop duo the Cali Agents with Planet Asia. Has recorded over a dozen albums as a solo artist, starting with Time Waits For No Man released in 1998. Also worked with BT, Peter Gabriel, Linkin Park, Hot In Pursuit, Paulie Rhyme, Smoky Mo, Kid Pex, Antihelden, and others
September 6, 1970 ~ Stewart Ransom Miller II, commonly known as country rock, alternative country, alternative rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Rhett Miller, born in Austin, Texas, USA ~ Best known as lead singer of alternative country outfit the Old 97's, with whom he recorded over a dozen albums since the mid-1990s. The band mixes twang-filled rock with power pop and is especially acclaimed for the albums Too Far To Care and Blame It On Gravity, released respectively in 1997 and 2008. As a solo artist Miller has released over half a dozen albums and is best known for the songs Come Around and Total Disaster. Miller claims he got the nickname “Rhett” because his mother liked Rhett Butler from the movie Gone With The Wind, a role played by Clark Gable
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, 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 ~ 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 flip side 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, 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 flip side, the next January
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 ~ 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, 1948 ~ Funk, R&B, pop guitarist Claydes Smith, full name Claydes Charles Smith, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA ~ Co-founder, lead guitarist, longtime 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, 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 ~ Saxophonist, oboist, bassist, conductor Andrew White, full name Andrew Nathaniel White III, born in Washington DC, USA ~ Leader and sideman, active in classical music, jazz, and R&B. Noted for his 1976 Maxine Spotts And Brown album. To pop audiences perhaps best known for his association with the 5th Dimension, serving as the band's principal electric bassist from 1970 through 1976. Has also worked with the American Ballet Theatre, the Fourth Way (The Sun And Moon Have Come Together), Stevie Wonder, the Weather Report (Sweetnighter), McCoy Tyner, Gerry Rafferty, Elvin Jones, and Julius Hemphill, White is also known as an author, notably writing Trane And Me published in 1981 on the music of jazz icon John Coltrane ~ 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, 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, and 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 ~ Mainstay on the Swedish jazz scene. Over half a dozen albums as a leader, especially noted for 1995's Regni and 2002's Conspiracy In Flat Five. As a sideman present on albums by Jan Johansson, Monica Zetterlund, Red Mitchell, Bengt Hallberg, Bob Brookmeyer, Rebecka Törnqvist, Knud Jorgensen, Gugge Hudrenius, Swedish Jazz, Lennart Åberg, Arne Domnérus, and Ake Johansson ~ Broberg passed away in 2023
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, 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, commonly 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 ~ 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 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 occasionally taking up vocals. Once his vocal capabilities were realized his career took off, and he would go on to collaborate 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