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    January 27 – Today in Music History

    1918 Elmore James, US blues guitarist, singer, wrote ‘Shake Your Money Maker’, covered by Fleetwood Mac in 1968. Influenced Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Keith Richards. James died 24th May 1963.1919 David Seville(Ross Bagdasarian) born in Fresno, California. US Songwriter/Actor/Sound Experimenter. The Chipmunks, (1958 US No.1 single ‘The Chipmunk Song’, 1959 UK No.11 single ‘Ragtime Cowboy […] More

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    January 28 – Today in Music History

    1927 Ronnie Scott, jazz musician. Formed his own nine-piece group in 1953 and opened the first Ronnie Scott’s night club in London in 1959 where he presented the cream of the world’s jazz musicians at the club. He died on December 23rd 1996. 1929 “Acker Bilk (Bernard Bilk) born in Somerset, England. UK Musician/Clarinetist had […] More

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    January 29 – Today in Music History

    1889 Leadbelly, (Hurrdi William Ledbetter), Blues musician, Wrote ‘Goodnight Irene’, ‘The Rock Island Line’, ‘The Midnight Special,’ once jailed for shooting a man dead during an argument over a woman. Died 6th December 1949. 1933 French singer and guitarist Sacha Distel who had the 1970 UK No.10 single ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.’ Distel […] More

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    January 30 – Today in Music History

    1934 Melvin Endsley born in Drasco, Alaska. US country Singer/Songwriter. He biggest contriubution was a writer was ‘Singing the Blues’. He died on the 16 August 2004. 1936 Horst Jankowski born in Berlin, Germany. German pianist, (1965 UK No.3 & US No.12 single ‘A Walk In The Black Forrest’). He died of cancer on 29th […] More

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    January 31 – Today in Music History

    1797 composer Franz Schubert (“Unfinished Symphony”) was born in Vienna, Austria. He died on November 19, 1828. 1946 Terry Kath born in Chicago, IIIinois. US Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter with Chicago, (1976 UK & US No.1 single with ‘If You Leave Me Now’). Kath accidentally shot himself dead on January 23rd 1978. 1951 KC (Harry Wayne Casey) , […] More

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    February 1 – Today in Music History

    1927 Johnny Ashcroft born in North Sydney, NSW. Australian country music and folk entertainer, singer, songwriter, and musician, who has also recorded pop, skiffle, jazz, and disco as his alter ego, the Baron. He is married to fellow performer Gay Kayler, whom he has recorded with on numerous occasions. His biggest hit record was in […] More

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    February 2 – Today in Music History

    1927 Stan Getz (Stan Gayetsky) born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. US Tenor Saxophonist. Getz died of liver cancer on June 6, 1991. 1934 Skip Battin born in Salem, Oregon. Bass/Vocals with The Byrds from 1969-72. (1965 US & UK No.1 single’ Mr Tambourine Man’). Member of New Riders Of The Purple Sage and The Flying Burrito […] More

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    February 3 – Today in Music History

    1928 Frankie Vaughan (Frank Abelson) born in Liverpool, England. UK singer.During the 50’s he scored twenty UK Top 30 singles including, UK No.2 ‘Green Door’. Made an OBE in 1965. Died 17th Sept 1999 aged 71. 1929 Val Doonican (Michael Valentine Doonican) born in Waterford, Ireland. Irish Singer/Entertainer. Doonican died at a nursing home in […] More

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