Death: 1996

Bill Doggett

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Bill Doggett

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Bill Doggett (February 16, 1916 – November 13, 1996) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist. He is best known for his compositions "Honky Tonk" and "Hippy Dippy", and variously working with the Ink Spots, Johnny Otis, Wynonie Harri ...

Billy Williamson

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Billy Williamson (formal name William F. Williamson; February 9, 1925 – March 22, 1996) was the American steel guitar player for Bill Haley and His Saddlemen, and its successor group Bill Haley & His Comets, from 1949 to 1963. A founding member of both ...

Brownie McGhee

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Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee (November 30, 1915 – February 16, 1996 was a Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, best known for his collaborations with the harmonica player Sonny Terry. Brownie McGhee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Kings ...

Chas Chandler

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Bryan James "Chas" Chandler (18 December 1938 – 17 July 1996) was an English musician, record producer and manager, best known as the original bassist in the Animals. He also managed the band Slade and Jimi Hendrix, about whom he was regularly interviewed ...

Chubby Wise

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obert Russell "Chubby" Wise (October 2, 1915 – January 6, 1996) was an American bluegrass fiddler. Wise began playing fiddle at age 15, working locally in the Jacksonville area. He joined the Jubilee Hillbillies in 1938, then began playing with Bill Mo ...

Eddie Harris

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Eddie Harris

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Eddie Harris (October 20, 1934 – November 5, 1996) was an American jazz musician, best known for playing tenor saxophone and for introducing the electrically amplified saxophone. He was also fluent on the electric piano and organ. His best-known compositi ...

Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like ...

Jason Thirsk

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Jason Thirsk

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Jason Matthew Thirsk (December 25, 1967 – July 29, 1996) was the former bass player of the California punk rock band Pennywise who grew up in Hermosa Beach, California. Pennywise was formed in 1988 by Thirsk along with singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fl ...

Jeffrey Lee Pierce

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Jeffrey Lee Pierce (June 27, 1958 – March 31, 1996) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was one of the founding members of the 1980s punk band The Gun Club, and also released material as a solo artist. Jeffrey's mother is Mexican-Ameri ...

John Panozzo

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John Anthony Panozzo (September 20, 1948 – July 16, 1996) was an American drummer best known for his work with rock band Styx. Panozzo grew up in the Roseland neighborhood, the south side of Chicago, Illinois, with his fraternal twin brother, Chuck (bo ...

Johnathan Melvoin

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Jonathan Melvoin (December 6, 1961 – July 12, 1996) was an American musician active in the 1980s and 1990s. He was the brother of Susannah and Wendy Melvoin of Prince and the Revolution, and son of Wrecking Crew musician Mike Melvoin. He first learned ...

Rob Collins

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Robert "Rob" James Collins (23 February 1963 – 22 July 1996) was an English musician best known as the original keyboardist of The Charlatans. Collins was born in Rowley Regis, Staffordshire and grew up in Willenhall and was recruited to join The Charl ...

Tupac Shakur

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Tupac Shakur

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Tupac Amaru Shakur (/ˈtuːpɑːk ʃəˈkʊər/ too-pahk shə-koor; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and (briefly) Makaveli, was an American rapper, author, actor, and poet. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, m ...

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