2004 – Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of “Wei… Read more

2004 – Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of “Wei…

2004 – Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of “Weird Al” Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental Deathss are caused by a fire burning without an open flue. Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic (pronounced /ˈjæŋkəvɪk/; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer, musician, actor, satirist, parodist, […]

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in … Read more

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in …

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach. For many performers, working with a string section is a long-held dream. The lush backdrop warmly supports an instrumentalist […]

2001 – James Myers, whose 2-minute, 8-second tune … Read more

2001 – James Myers, whose 2-minute, 8-second tune …

2001 – James Myers, whose 2-minute, 8-second tune “Rock Around the Clock” is considered the granddaddy of all rock’n’roll songs, dies of leukemia. He is 81. Myers wrote the song with Max Freedman in 1953. 1919-2001 JAMES E. MYERS a.k.a. JIMMY DeKNIGHT Posted May 11th – From the Associated Press: Songwriter James Myers dies; co-wrote […]