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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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    February 4 – Today in Music History

    1929 Paul Burlison American pioneer rockabilly guitarist and a founding member of The Rock and Roll Trio. Burlison worked with Johnny and Dorsey Burnette. He died on Sept 27th 2003. 1941 John Steel born in Gateshead, County Durham, England. UK Drummer with The Animals, (1964 UK & US No.1 single ‘House Of The Rising Sun’). […] More

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    February 5 – Today in Music History

    1929 Hal Blaine (Harold Simon Belsk) born in Holyoke, Massachusetts. American drummer and session musician. He is most known for his work with the Wrecking Crew in California. Blaine played on numerous hits by Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, the Carpenters, the Beach Boys, Nancy Sinatra, and the 5th Dimension. Blaine […] More

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    February 6 – Today in Music History

    1916 Bill Doggett born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Was an American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist. (1956 US No.2 single ‘Honky Tonk Parts I & II’). He died, aged 80, of a heart attack in New York, November 13, 1996. 1941 Dave Berry (David Grundy) born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. UK Singer. (1964 […] More

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    February 7 – Today in Music History

    1920 Folk singer-songwriter Oscar Brand is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, but is raised in Brooklyn, New York. Singer-songwriter and author. In his career, spanning 70 years, he composed at least 300 songs and released nearly 100 albums, among them Canadian and American patriotic songs. Brand died of pneumonia on September 30, 2016, at the […] More

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    Janyary 19, 2007 – Mamas & The Papas vocalist Denny Doherty died

    JANUARY 19, 2007 – Mamas & The Papas vocalist DENNY DOHERTY (b. November 29, 1941 in Halifax, Nova Scotia as Dennis Gerrard Stephen Doherty) died at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada from kidney failure following surgery for a second abdominal aortic aneurysm after going to get the first one repaired.Doherty started his musical career in Halifax in […] More

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    January 21, 1984 Jackie Wilson died at age 49

    JANUARY 21, 1984 – Singer/songwriter JACKIE WILSON (b. June 9, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan as Jack Leroy Wilson Jr.) died at age 49 from complications of pneumonia in Mount Holly, New Jersey. He was initially buried in an unmarked grave at Westlawn Cemetery near Detroit, but in 1987, a fundraiser by a Detroit radio station collected enough money […] More

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