1934 – Ace Cannon, a saxophonist who played with Carl Perkins, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Jerry Lee Lewis, is born in Grenada, Miss. He was featured in the documentary Ace’s High.
1934 – Born on This Day In Rock, US sax player King Curtis. On August 13th 1971 Curtis was stabbed to death by a vagrant on the front steps of his New York home. He worked with John Lennon and played on The Coasters “Yakety Yak”. At the age of twelve King Curtis started playing […]
1928 – Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley (“Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”) is born in Tampa, Fla.
1908 – Vocalist/saxophonist Louis Jordan is born in Brinkley, Ark. He dies of a heart attack on Feb. 4, 1975. His song “I’m Gonna Leave You at the Outskirts of Town” was No. 3 during the debut week of Chart Toppers’s first R&B chart, the Harlem Hit Parade, on Oct. 24, 1942. He followed with […]