2005 – George Scott, founding baritone of gospel vocal group the Blind Boys Of Alabama, dies at his home in Durham, N.C. He is 75.
2003 – Barry White, the R&B crooner renowned for his deep, erotic baritone, dies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he had been undergoing dialysis after suffering a stroke in May. He is 58.
1980 – Keith Godchaux, former keyboardist of the Grateful Dead, dies in an auto wreck at the age of 32. Biography Keith Godchaux was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Concord, California. He met and married Donna Jean Godchaux in 1970; their son Zion, of the band BoomBox, was born in 1974. The […]
1970 – Ringo Starr releases Beaucoup of Blues, his country-flavored answer to Nashville Skyline. Rolling Stone‘s Charles Burton says, “No matter how morose the material gets, Ringo’s easy-going baritone assures us that he has little idea of what’s going on, anyway.”
1935 – Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Miss., one of a pair of twins. His brother Jessie is stillborn. Chart Toppers ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit “Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog” stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record […]