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Since he was the son of cult songwriter
Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley faced more expectations and pre-conceived notions
than most singer/songwriters. Buckley began playing as a high school student
in New York. Eventually, he moved to Los Angeles to study music; while
he was there, he performed with several jazz and funk bands, as well as
playing with Shinehead, a leader in the dancehall reggae movement.
Buckley began a solo career playing clubs and coffeehouses, building up
a considerable following. Soon, he signed a record deal with Columbia Records,
releasing the Live at Sin-e EP in November of 1993. It received good
reviews, yet they didn't compare to the raves Buckley's full-length debut,
1994's Grace, received.
Having attended the same high school
as Elvis Presley, Johnny moved into the rockabilly genre by forming a trio
with his brother Dorsey Burnette on string bass and school friend Paul
Burlison on guitar. After touring with Carl Perkins and Gene Vincent, the
trio underwent a change of personnel in November 1956 with the recruitment
of drummer Tony Austin. That same month, the trio were featured in Alan
Freed's movie ROCK, ROCK, ROCK. By the autumn of 1957, the trio had
split and the Burnette brothers moved on to enjoy considerable success
as songwriters. After briefly working as a duo, the brothers parted
for solo careers. Johnny proved an adept interpreter of teen ballads. Both
Dreamin’ and You're Sixteen were transatlantic Top 10 hits. A series
of lesser successes followed with Little Boy Sad, Big Big World, Girls
and God, Country And My Baby. With his recording career in decline, Burnette
formed his own label Magic Lamp in 1964.
California is best known as the leader of Spirit, although he occasionally
has made solo albums. A guitar prodigy, California played in Jimi Hendrix's
pre-Experience group the Blue Flames in New York's Greenwich Village in the
summer of 1966. It was Hendrix who named him Randy "California." Spirit, an
eclectic band with rock, jazz, and folk tendencies, was formed in Los Angeles in
1967. After four albums, the original quintet split up in 1971. He
rejoined Spirit in 1974 and has led the band ever since. (Spirit charted with
ten albums between 1968 and 1976.) Several subsequent Randy California
solo albums have been released in Europe.
Jimmy Hodder, one of the original five members of Steely
Dan, died on June 5th, 1990 by drowning in his swimming pool at his Point Arena
home. He was 42.
Wilson drowned after diving from his yacht in the harbor at Marina Del Ray, California. As the only Beach Boy to have actually surfed, special dispensation was given to the Wilson family to bury Dennis at sea.
~Music Central 96
(b. Lewis Brian Hopkin-Jones, 26 February 1942, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, d. 3 July 1969, Cotchford Farm, Sussex).
While the Stones were re- establishing themselves, Brian Jones was falling deeper into drug abuse. A conviction in late 1968 prompted doubts about his availability for US tours and in the succeeding months he contributed less and less to recordings and became increasingly jealous of Jagger's leading role in the group. Richards' wooing and impregnation of Jones' girlfriend Anita Pallenberg merely increased the tension. Matters reached a crisis point in June 1969 when Jones officially left the group. The following month he was found dead in the swimming pool of the Sussex house that had once belonged to writer A.A. Milne. The official verdict was ‘death by misadventure’.
Jazz / Savoy Sultans
Rudy Williams (1909–1954) was an American jazz saxophonist, son of the well-known bandleader Fess Williams and cousin of the jazz great Charles Mingus.
Williams started on saxophone at age
twelve, and concentrated on alto, though he was also capable on baritone and
tenor sax. He became a member of the Savoy Sultans in 1937, and recorded
frequently with the group. In the 1940s he played with Hot Lips Page, Luis
Russell, Chris Columbus, and John Kirby, and led his own bands in Boston and New
York City later in the decade. He played with Tadd Dameron in 1948, and after
more time as a bandleader in Boston in the early 1950s, played with Illinois
Jacquet and Gene Ammons in California. As a member of Oscar Pettiford's band, he
toured East Asia in the 1950s.
Rudy Williams played with many of the greats. Here's a partial list: Hot Lips Page, Luis Russell, Tadd Dameron, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Don Byas, Babs Gonzales, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Eddie Vinson, Bennie Green, and Johnny Hodges. Almost as interesting -- his lineage. His father was swing-era bandleader Fess Williams, and his cousin was Charles Mingus, who wrote and recorded "Eulogy For Rudy Williams" when the sax player died in a drowning accident in 1954. [in Massachusetts according to Dizzy Gillespie's autobiography]~ http://opusforty.blogspot.com/
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