1999 – Trumpeter Al Hirt, 67, dies in New Orleans …

1999 – Trumpeter Al Hirt, 67, dies in New Orleans of liver failure. Hirt, who began his career with Benny Goodman and Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey and was frequently partnered with clarinetist Pete Fountain, became a successful Dixieland bandleader and a ubiquitous TV performer during the ’60s.

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