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1917Matthew (Hogman) Maxey, A singer and guitarist and native of Haynesville, Louisiana. He is most well-known for his recordings by Harry Oster of him in Angola state prison, especially his rendition of Stagger-Lee. He never recorded anything outside of a prison environment. (101)
1941Bobby Goldsboro, Singer who's best known for his chart-topper "Honey, See the Little Clown". (77)
1951Steve Grossman, Although he started out playing in fusion-oriented settings, he developed into an excellent hard bop tenor in the tradition of Sonny Rollins. (67)
1953Bobby Hudson, Singer for the Hudson Brothers. (65)


1938 Milt Gabler's new Commodore label records Eddie Condon for the first time.
1939 "Jeepers Creepers" was recorded by Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong and his Orchestra on this day for Decca Records.
1944 An All-American All-Stars concert is put on by Esquire magazine at the Metropolitan Opera House. The line-up includes Roy Eldridge, Art Tatum, Coleman Hawkins, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Lionel Hampton, Barney Bigard and Billie Holiday.
1950Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong appeared on the Bing Crosby Radio Show in San Francisco on this day. During the show Satchmo performs the songs "Royal Garden Blues", "Blueberry Hill" and "Lazy Bones".
1954 Charlie Parker makes the first of several radio broadcasts from the Hi-Hat Club in Boston.
1957 George Girard, jazz trumpeter from Jefferson Parish, Louisiana died on this day. He was a student of bandleader Johnny Wiggs. At the young age of sixteen, he toured with the Jimmy Archer Orchestra. He shared the stage with Pete Fountain in the Basin Street Six and organized his own band for the Famous Door. His New Orleans Five rivaled the Dukes of Dixieland. He also recorded with Phil Zito. George died in New Orleans.
1960 Johnny Preston's hit 'Running Bear' topped the Billboard pop charts on this day.
1960 'Go, Jimmy, Go', by Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, Jimmy Clanton, debuted on the R&B charts on this day.
1965 Lester 'Blackie' Santiago, traditional jazz pianist from New Orleans, Louisiana died on this day. He was born in 1909, and was the member of a musical family that included his brother, Burnell, and his uncle, Willie. He began playing with Arnold Depass in the twenties, then mainly associated with groups led by Paul Barbarin. He led his own groups, and recorded extensively, sometimes in Creole patois. 'Blackie' died in New Orleans.
1971 Harry Shields, traditional jazz clarinetist from New Orleans, Louisiana passed away on this day. Harry was born in 1897 and was considered one of the great clarinetists from New Orleans. He was also a member of the musical family that included his brothers Larry, Pat and Eddie. He played with Norman Brownlee, Johnny Wiggs, Sharkey Bonano and Tom Brown. He was recorded extensively, and died in New Orleans.
1975 Barry Manilow was in command of the pop charts on this day as his hit 'Mandy' jumped to #1.
1985 Werly Fairburn, the "Singing Barber" and New Orleans, Louisiana native passed away on this day at the age of 60. In the early 1950s he also began recording, starting with Trumpet Records, and following this, Columbia, Capitol, and Savoy. Fairburn also owned a label called Milestone Records in the 1950s and early 1960s. In 1964, Fairburn sang his tune "I Guess I'm Crazy" on Louisiana Hayride and became a regular.
1986 "That's What Friends are For", Dionne Warwicks hit to benefit Aids research went to #1 on the charts.