1899 – Born on November 22nd in Bloomingon, Indiana. Award-winning songwriter, composer, pianist, actor and singer. 1919 – Carmichael booked the Louisville-based band of Louie Jordan, and this experience spurred Carmichael into becoming a self-described "jazz maniac". 1925-1926 – Carmichael managed to secure his Bachelor’s degree and a law degree, both at Indiana University. 1927 ..
1895 – Irving Caesar was born on the 4th of July in New York. – He wrote lyrics for "Swanee," "Sometimes I’m Happy," "Crazy Rhythm," and "Tea for Two". 1996 – He died on the 18th of December in New York. – His older brother Arthur Caesar was a successful Hollywood ..
1543 – Born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. 1563 – On the 27th of February. His first authenticated appointment was as organist at Lincoln cathedral. 1572 – He moved to London to take up his post as a gentleman of the Chapel Royal, where he shared the duties of organist with Tallis. 1575 – Elizabeth I granted ..
1946 – Born on December 25th in Pascagoula, Missisippi. American author, singer, and songwriter. 1977 – Married to Jane Slagsvol on August 27th. 1988-1998 – He was the author of the book, ‘The Jolly Mon’, ‘Tales From Margaritaville’, ‘Where Is Joe Merchant?’, ‘Trouble Dolls’ and ‘A Pirate Looks At Fifty’. – He recorded ..
1838 – Max Christian Friedrich Bruch, born on the 6th of January in Cologne, Germany. He is a German composer remembered chiefly for his virtuoso violin concerti. 1852 – He wrote a symphony at age 14 and won a scholarship enabling him to study at Cologne. 1858 – His first opera, Scherz, List und Rache ..
1920 – Born on February 13th in Shellman, Georgia. American singer and songwriter. 1937-1938 – Boudleaux Bryant played with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 1945 – He joined Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys and performed regularly on WSB in Atlanta. – Married to Matilda Genevieve "Felice" Scaduto on September 5th. 1948 – Fred ..
1925 – Born on August 7th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. American songwriter, with her husband, Boudleaux Bryant, formed one of the most successful and prolific songwriting teams in history. 1945 – She was working as an elevator operator at a Milwaukee hotel when she met Boudleaux Bryant, a jazz and country violinist from Georgia who was ..
1896 – Born in Deming New Mexico on the 22nd of February. 1901 – His family moved to Los Angeles. He attended Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, California. His music education started with instruction from his mother, Cora Alice Brown. 1916 – Brown first operated a tailoring business, and then became a financially ..
1873 – Born on November 24th in San Francisco, California. American songwriter. 1912 – He co-wrote the song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling". 1914 – He joined ASCAP as a charter member, his musical collaborators included Ernest Ball, Rudolf Friml, Billy Hill, Karl Hajos, Harry Akst, Walter Donaldson, Werner Janssen, and Maurice Rubens. 1929 – ..
1947 – Born on January 8th in London, England. A British singer, songwriter, and actor who was most prominent in the 1970s and best known for his shifting personae and musical genre hopping. 1969 – “Space Oddity,” the science-fiction single that marks the real beginning of his career, reached the Top Ten in Britain but ..