28 July

Brian May, Composer, b.1934 d.1997, Australian, (NOT to be confused with the Queen rocker of the same name) Mad Max, and 32 other movies and soundtracks
Carmen Dragon, Conductor, b.1914 d.1984, Darryl’s dad; Hollywood Bowl Symphony
Charlie Biddle, Bass Player, Jazz Club Owner, b.1926 d. 200?, Canadian
Corky Corcoran, Tenor Saxophonist, b.1924 d.1979, Tacoma, WA
Delfeayo Marsalis, Jazz Musician, Drummer, b.1965, Brother of Wynton and Bradford, New Orleans
Frankie Yankovic Accordionist, Bandleader, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, b.1915 d.1998,  born in Davis, WV; Polka musician; Accordionist in the field’s hall of fame, and the first polka musician to win a Grammy; No relation to Weird Al
Ikey Robinson, Banjo, Guitar, b.1904, Dublin, VA
James Robert “Jim” Davis, Comic Strip Cartoonist: b.1945, Garfield, U.S. Acres
Jim Galloway, Tenor, Alto, Soprano Saxophones,, b.1936, Kilwinning, Scotland
John Stevens, Singer, b. 1987, American Idol Finalist #6 (2004)
Leon Prima, Trumpet, b.1907, New Orleans, LA
Nnenna Freelon, Jazz Vocalist, Teacher, b.1954:
Peter Duchin, Pianist, Bandleader,; b.1937 – son of musician, Eddy Duchin; Board of Directors: Harlem Dance Theatre, NY State Council on Arts, born in New York City
Ray Ellis b.1923:
Rudy Vallee, Crooner, TV, Movie, Stage Actor, Writer, Bandleader, Comedian, Clarinetist, Composer, Music Publisher, Saxophonist, b.1901 d.1986 born in Island Pond, VT; RN: Hubert Prior Rudy Vallee; Famous of the 20-30s; Batman’s Evil Lord Phogg; d. while watching the Statue of Liberty Centennial ceremoniesWinston Tharp b.1905:

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