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Remembering John Coltrane


An interview with John Coltrane from 1965




John Coltrane, September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967

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Remembering Barry White



"Let The Music Play"


A VH1-documentary about and interview with Barry White




Barry White, September 12, 1944 – July 3, 2003



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Remembering Tiny Grimes







Lloyd Tiny Grimes, July 7, 1916 – March 4, 1989

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Remembering Eric Dolphy



Eric Dolphy, The Last Date:






Eric Dolphy, June 20, 1928 – June 29, 1964

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Remembering Prince



Classic Prince interview:





A conversation with Kim Berry, Prince' hair stylist:



NPG members who have spoken here on Musicians' Corner so far:


KAT DYSON


PHILIP LASSITER


LIV WARFIELD



PRINCE ROGERS NELSON, June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016. Rest in Power. We miss you.

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Remembering Fats Waller


Yass, yass, yass - remembering Fats Waller.





Thomas Wright Fats Waller, May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943

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Remembering Jimmy Ruffin






What becomes of the broken hearted missing the many, many - many people in music whom we have lost?





Jimmy Ruffin, May 7, 1936 – November 17, 2014

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Remembering Bernie Worrell





An interview with Bernie Worrell



Bernie Worrell, April 19, 1944 – June 24, 2016

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Major congrats to Pulitzer Prize Winner Kendrick Lamar!


Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for "Damn", and makes history, as this heavy award generally goes to contemporary classical music and jazz music.


Pulitzer Prize-winning music:


A bit more info on the award:

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Remembering Don Myrick


Remembering Don Myrick's wonderful contribution to music and tragic passing over at the hands of a police officer.







Donald Myrick, April 6, 1940 – July 30, 1993

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Remembering Lightnin' Hopkins





Lightnin' (Sam) Hopkins answering a question



Lightnin' Hopkins, March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982

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Remembering James Reese Europe



A few of the reasons why we need to remember James Reese Europe, presented in this excellent video:



James Reese Europe, February 22, 1881–May 10, 1919

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Remembering Natalie Cole



Natalie Cole talks about music important to her.



Natalie Cole, February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015

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Remembering William Powell



"How Time Flies" - The O'Jays


Classic O'Jays "Back Stabbers"


The O'Jays inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 - William Powell posthumously.



William Powell, January 20, 1942 – May 26, 1977

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Remembering David Bowie




David Bowie gets philosophical in this interview from French tv.



David Bowie, 8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016

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Remembering June Pointer



The Pointer Sisters live 1975, opening with their rendition of "Salt Peanuts", and taking the audience on a small tour around a music universe.



June Pointer, November 30, 1953 – April 11, 2006

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Remembering Ray Collins


A nice tribute video to the Mothers of Invention - singer



Ray Collins, November 19, 1936 – December 24, 2012

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Remembering Mack Rice

"Respect Yourself" and remember Mack Rice...  :-)



Mack Rice, November 10, 1933 – June 27, 2016

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Remembering Dizzy Gillespie - 100


Remembering the great Dizzy Gillespie on his 100d birthday.




Dizzy Gillespie, October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993

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Remembering Melvin Franklin





Melvin Franklin, October 12, 1942 – February 23, 1995

Remembering Robert Brookins





Robert Brookins, October 7, 1962 – April 15, 2009

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Remembering Whitney Houston


Remembering Whitney Houston on the day that should have been her birthday.

A 1999 interview



Whitney Houston, August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012

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Remembering Chris Cornell


Remembering Chris Cornell on what should have been his 53d birthday.

See this interview by NYT: https://youtu.be/Pz59MUdN5TA



Chris Cornell, July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017

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The state of affairs exemplified - Annie Lennox 'discovered' by radio producer




From time.com



You don't know if you should laugh or cry, but as you are pondering which way to go with that you are already chuckling!

The state of affairs in and around this industry can be tragicomical.

Most music journalists really don't know music anymore - and it's not even a requirement. And the 'talent scouts' don't either. Etc! 

The tip of the iceberg of this situation makes headlines in general media as a radio producer 'discovers' Annie Lennox.


READ ABOUT IT AT time.com

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Remembering Heavy D - 50

Remembering Heavy D on his 50'th birthday. Listen to an interview with him: https://youtu.be/_5Gdr9fA-1M




Heavy D,  May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011

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Remembering Ella Fitzgerald - 100



An interview from 1974: https://youtu.be/dunLgfk3XWI



Ella Fitzgerald: April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996

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Remembering Lou Reed

Musicians' Corner's Quote section quotes artists talking about music, and listens to tunes





Lou Reed, March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013

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Remembering Kurt Cobain - would have turned 50 today

Musicians' Corner's Quote section quotes artists talking about music, and listens to tunes



Listen to Kurt Cobain in his own words



Kurt Cobain, February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994

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Remembering Tommy Tedesco

Musicians' Corner's Quote section quotes artists talking about music, and listens to tunes

 :-) Learn a few things from Tommy Tedesco



TOMMY TEDESCO (July 3, 1930 – November 10, 1997)

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Remembering Kathy Kirby

Musicians' Corner's Quote section quotes artists talking about music, and listens to tunes


A fan's tribute to the singer:



Kathy Kirby, 20 October 1938 – 19 May 2011

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