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    October 15, 1999 – Terry Gilkyson died from complications of an aneurysm

    OCTOBER 15, 1999 -Singer/songwriter/composer/lyricist/guitarist TERRY GILKYSON (b. July 17, 1916 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania as Hamilton Henry Gilkyson) died from complications of an aneurysm in Austin, Texas at age 83 while visiting family. His interment was at Morris Cemetery in his hometown of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.Gilkyson was a folk artist, best known for the 1957 hit “Marianne.” He graduated from […] More

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    September 14, 1989 – Perez Prado died of a stroke in Mexico City, Mexico at age 72

    SEPTEMBER 14, 1989 – Musician/bandleader/composer PEREZ PRADO (b. December 11, 1916 in Matanzas, Cuba as Dámaso Pérez Prado) died of a stroke in Mexico City, Mexico at age 72. Although he did not create the genre (Orestes López and his brother Cachao did in 1937), Perado has been recognized as a key figure in the popularization of mambo […] More

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    November 2, 1996 Eva Cassidy died from skin cancer

    Singer/songwriter/guitarist/artist EVA CASSIDY (b. February 2, 1963 in Washington, DC) died from skin cancer. Cassidy grew up in Oxon Hill and later in Bowie, Maryland, both suburbs of Washington, DC. She was the third of four children. Her father Hugh Cassidy, a retired teacher, sculptor, musician, former army medic and world champion powerlifter, is of Scottish and […] More

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    December 18 – Today in Music History

    1941 Chas Chandler born in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. UK Bassist with The Animals, (1964 UK & US No.1 single ‘House Of The Rising Sun’). Became the manager of Jimi Hendrix and Slade). Died on 17th July 1996. 1943 Keith Richards born in Dartford, Kent, England. Lead Guitarist/Vocals with The Rolling Stones. ‘The Human Riff’The […] More