26 February

Lennart Aberg
Tenor Sax, b.1942, Helsingborg, Sweden

Chris Anderson
b.1926, Chicago, IL

Erykah (nee Erica Wright) Badu
Vocal, b.1961, Dallas, TX

Harry Choates
Fiddler, Singer, Bandleader, d.1922 d.1951

Fats Domino
HALL OF FAMER, Jazz Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Composer, Bandleader, b.1928, RN: Antoine Domino; New Orleans jazzman; His biggest hit on the pop charts is the 1956 song ”Blueberry Hill,” which reaches No. 2 and receives a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1987. He has nine No. 1 singles on the R&B charts, including ”Ain’t That a Shame.”, born in New Orleans

Jackie Gleason
HALL OF FAMER, TV, Movie, Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, TV Talk Show Host, Composer, Bandleader, b.1916 d.1987, RFN: Herbet John; The Great One, How sweet it is!; The Hustler’s Minnesota Fats, Life of Riley’s Chester A. Riley, Cavalcade of Stars M.C.; Jackie Gleason Show, The Honeymooners’ Ralph Kramden, Smokey & the Bandit; smoked six packs of cigarettes a day and died of cancer, born in Brooklyn

Harry Gold
Tenor Sax, b.1907-2005, Dublin, Ireland

Tardo Hammer
Piano, b.1958, New York, NY

Hagood Hardy
Vibes, b.1937 d.1996, Angola, IN

Chauncey Haughton
Clarinet, b.1909 d.1989, Chestertown, MD

Sachi Hayasaka
Alto Sax, b.1960, Tokyo, Japan

Betty Hutton
Singer, TV, Movie Actress, b.1921, Betty Hutton Show’s Goldie Appleby; RMLN: June Thornberg; 40s blonde bombshell; Marion’s sister; wed 5x’s, born in Battle Creek, Mich.

Hugues Panassie
b.1912 d.1974, Paris, France

Dave Pell
Jazz Performer, Tenor Sax, b.1925, Brooklyn, NY

Flip Phillips
Tenor-sax, b.1915

Colin Purbrook
Piano, b.1936 d.1999, Seaford, England

Mike Richmond
Bass, b.1948, Philadelphia, PA

Bill Russell
Historian, Producer, b.1905, Canton, MO

Trevor Watts, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, b.1939, London, England

Yosuke Yamashita, Piano, Composer, b.1942, Tokyo, Japan

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