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On Thursday, August 21, 2003, at 2:45pm, my wife of 34 years, Rebecca, died in my arms in an emergency room.

The last words we spoke were in perfect synchronization: "I love you with all my heart."

 

Music and R&B Birthdays

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January 6, 1959  Kathy Sledge, Philadelphia, PA - Sister Sledge

January 7, 1948  Kenny Loggins, Everett, WA - Your Mama Don't Dance

January 8, 1935  Elvis Presley, MS

January 8, 1937  Shirley Bassey, Cardiff, Wales - The Name Game

January 15, 1929  Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 1943  Ronnie Milsap, Robinsville, NC - Lost In the 50's

January 19, 1943  Janis Joplin, Port Arthur, TX - Piece of My Heart

January 19, 1949  Robert Palmer, England - Addicted To Love

January 21, 1950  Billy Ocean - Get Into My Car

January 22, 1931  Sam Cooke, Chicago, IL - You Send Me

January 25, 1938  Etta James, Los Angeles, CA - Tell Mama, Security

January 27, 1930  Bobby Blue Bland, Rosemark, TN - Turn On Your Love Light

January 30, 1951  Phil Collins, London - Against All Odds

January 31, 1932  Rick Hall, Franklin Co, AL - Fame Studio, Muscle Shoals


February 5, 1945  Bob Marley, Kingston, Jamaica

February 6, 1950  Natalie Cole, Los Angeles, CA - Pink Cadillac

February 10, 1939  Roberta Flack, Black Mt, NC - Killing Me Softly

February 17, 1933  Bobby Lewis - Tossin' & Turnin'

February 17, 1941  Gene Pitney, Hartford, CT - Town Without Pity

February 19, 1940  Smokey Robinson, Detroit, MI - a miracle himself

February 26, 1928  Fats Domino, New Orleans, LA - Blueberry Hill

February 26, 1945  Mitch Ryder, Detroit

February 28, 1943  Barbara Acklin, Chicago, IL - Love Makes a Woman


March 2, 1950  Karen Carpenter, CT

March 5, 1944  Bobby Womack, Cleveland, OH

March 6, 1944  Mary Wilson - Supremes

March 6, 1947  Kiki Dee, Yorkshire, England - Don't Go Breakin My Heart

March 7, 1934  King Curtis, Fort Worth, TX - Memphis Soul Stew

March 10, 1940  Dean Torrence - Jan & Dean

March 12, 1948  James Taylor, Boston, MA - You've Got A Friend

March 12, 1957  Marlon Jackson - Jackson 5

March 13, 1939  Neil Sedaka, NYC - Breakin Up Is Hard To Do

March 14, 1933  Quincy Jones, Chicago, IL

March 15, 1941  Mike Love - Beach Boys

March 17, 1944  John Sebastian, NYC - Lovin' Spoonful

March 18, 1939  Charlie Pride, Sledge, MS

March 18, 1941  Wilson Pickett, Prattville, AL - Midnight Hour

March 20, 1937  Jerry Reed, Atlanta, GA - Amos Moses

March 22, 1943  George Benson, Pittsburg, PA - On Broadway

March 23, 1953  Chaka Khan, Great Lakes, IL - Rufus

March 25, 1942  Aretha Franklin, Memphis, TN - Lady Soul

March 25, 1947  Elton John, Middlesex, England

March 26, 1944 Diana Ross, Detroit, MI - Supremes

March 26, 1950  Teddy Pendergrass, Philadelphia, PA

March 27, 1924  Sarah Vaughan, Newark, NJ

March 28, 1917  Rufus Thomas, Collierville, TX - Funky Chicken

March 30, 1945  Eric Clapton, Surrey, England

March 31, 1935  Herb Alpert, Los Angeles, CA - A&M Records


April 2, 1939  Marvin Gaye, Washington, DC - Hitchhike

April 2, 1941  Leon Russell - Mad Dogs & Englishmen

April 2, 1947  Emmy Lou Harris, Birmingham, AL

April 3, 1961  Eddie Murphy, Brooklyn, NY

April 4, 1915  Muddy Waters

April 6, 1937  Billy Dee Williams, NYC - Lady Sings The Blues

April 6, 1944  Michelle Phillips, Long Beach, CA - Mamas & Papas

April 7, 1915  Billie Holiday

April 7, 1948  John Oates, NYC - Rich Girl

April 12, 1940  Herbie Hancock

April 13, 1946  Al Green, Forest City, AR - Let's Stay Together

April 16, 1939  Dusty Springfield, London - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

April 20, 1951  Luther Vandross - On The Wings Of Love

April 25, 1923  Albert King, Indianola, MS - Blues Power

April 26, 1943  Gary Wright - Dream Weaver

April 27, 1947  Ann Peebles, MO - I Can't Stand The Rain

April 30, 1933  Willie Nelson, TX - On The Road Again


May 1, 1945  Rita Coolidge, Nashville, TN - the Delta Lady

May 2, 1946  Leslie Gore, Tenafly, NJ - It's My Party

May 3, 1937  Frankie Valli, Newark, NJ - Four Seasons

May 5, 1938  Johnnie Taylor, Crawfordsville, AR - Who's Makin Love

May 5, 1942  Tammy Wynette, Redbay, AL - Stand By Your Man

May 6, 1945  Bob Seger, Detroit, MI

May 7, 1939  Jimmy Ruffin - Temptations

May 8, 1943  Toni Tennille, Montgomery, AL

May 9, 1937  Dave Prater - Sam & Dave

May 9, 1947  Sami Jo

May 9, 1949  Billy Joel, Bronx, NY - Uptown Girl

May 11, 1941  Eric Burdon, England - Animals

May 13, 1929  Burt Bacharach

May 13, 1943  Mary Wells, Detroit, MI - My Guy

May 13, 1950  Stevie Wonder, Saginaw, MI

May 15, 1937  Trini Lopez, Dallas, TX

May 15, 1938  Lenny Welch, NJ - Tell It Like It Is

May 16, 1966  Janet Jackson

May 20, 1944  Joe Cocker, England - Mad Dogs and Englishmen

May 20, 1946  Cher, El Centro, CA

May 21, 1941  Ronald Isley

May 24, 1941  Bob Dylan, Duluth, MN

May 24, 1944  Patti LaBelle, Philadelphia, PA

May 24, 1945  Priscilla Presley, New York

May 26, 1948  Stevie Nicks, CA - Fleetwood Mac

May 26, 1949  Hank Williams, Jr, Shreveport, LA

May 28, 1944  Gladys Knight, Atlanta, GA

May 28, 1945  John Fogerty - Credence Clearwater Revival

May 30, 1964  Wynona Judd - The Judds


June 3, 1942  Curtis Mayfield, Chicago, IL - Impressions

June 6, 1936  Levi Stubbs, 4 Tops

June 7, 1960  Prince

June 8, 1940  Nancy Sinatra, Jersey City, NJ

June 8, 1944  Boz Scaggs, Dallas, TX

June 9, 1915  Les Paul

June 9, 1934  Jackie Wilson, Detroit, MI - Higher & Higher

June 13, 1940  Bobby Freeman, San Francisco, CA - Do You Want to Dance?

June 15, 1954  Jim Belushi, Chicago, IL

June 17, 1928  James Brown, Pulaski, TN

June 18, 1942  Paul McCartney, Liverpool

June 20, 1924  Chet Atkins

June 20, 1945  Anne Murray, Springhill, Nova Scotia

June 20, 1945  Brian Wilson, Beach Boys

June 20, 1949  Lionel Ritchie, Tuskegee, AL - Deep River Women

June 22, 1936  Kris Kristofferson, Brownsville, TX

June 22, 1947  Don Henley - Eagles - Dirty Laundry

June 22, 1948  Todd Rundgren

June 24, 1947  Mick Fleetwood - Fleetwood Mac

June 25, 1935  Eddie Floyd, Montgomery, AL - Knock On Wood

June 25, 1945  Carly Simon, New York

June 29, 1945  Little Eva Boyd, Bellhaven, NC - Locomotion


July 1, 1932 Wolfman Jack - DJ

July 1, 1945  Deborah Harry, Miami, FL - Blondie

July 3, 1940  Fontella Bass, St.Louis, MO - Rescue Me

July 5, 1950  Huey Lewis - Heart of Rock n Roll

July 6, 1940  Gene Chandler - Duke of Earl

July 7, 1940  Ringo Starr, Liverpool

July 9, 1954  Debbie Sledge, Philadelphia, PA - Sister Sledge

July 15, 1946  Linda Ronstadt, Tucson, AZ

July 16, 1939  William Bell, Memphis, TN - You Don't Miss Your Water

July 18, 1939  Dion DiMucci - Runaround Sue

July 18, 1941  Martha Reeves, AL - Dancin' In The Street

July 21, 1943  Christie McVie - Fleetwood Mac

July 23, 1945  Dino Danelli - Rascals

July 26, 1942  Dobie Gray, Brookshire, TX - Drift Away

July 26, 1943  Mick Jagger, Dartford, England

July 27, 1944  Bobbie Gentry, Chickasaw Co., MS - Ode to Billie Joe


August 2, 1941  Homer Banks, Memphis, TN - We Three

August 4, 1937  Elsberry Hobbs - Drifters

August 5, 1953  Samantha Sang

August 7, 1942  B.J. Thomas, Hugo, OK - Hooked On A Feelin'

August 8, 1933  Joe Tex, Rogers, TX - Skinny Legs 'n All

August 8, 1950  Willie Hall, Uriah, AL - Bar-Kays, Blues Bros, Isaac Hayes

August 10, 1943  Ronnie Spector, New York - Ronettes

August 14, 1940  Dash Crofts - Seals & Crofts

August 14, 1946  Larry Graham, Beaumont, TX - Graham Central Station

August 16, 1958  Madonna (Ciccone), Bay City, MI

August 19, 1940  Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now

August 19, 1950  Margie Joseph

August 20, 1942  Issac Hayes, Covington, TN

August 21, 1938  Kenny Rogers, Houston, TX - Coward of The County

August 21, 1944  Jackie DeShannon, KY - Son of A Preacher Man

August 22, 1917  John Lee Hooker, MS

August 27, 1942  Daryl Dragon, Los Angeles, CA - Love Will Keep Us Together

August 29, 1958  Michael Jackson, Gary, IN


September 1, 1957  Gloria Estefan - Miami Sound Machine

September 2, 1946  Billy Preston, Houston, TX

September 5, 1946  Buddy Miles

September 6, 1936  Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue

September 7, 1934  Little Milton Campbell, Inverness, MS - If Walls Could Talk

September 9, 1941  Otis Redding, Dawson, GA

September 9, 1945  Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potatoes

September 10, 1946  Gordon Rudd, Springfield, MA - STAX engineer

September 11, 1941  Raymond Jackson - We Three

September 12, 1944  Barry White, Galveston, TX

September 13, 1941  David Clayton-Thomas - Blood Sweat & Tears

September 13, 1956  Joni Sledge, Philadelphia, PA - Sister Sledge

September 16, 1925  B.B. King, Itta Bena, MS

September 19, 1945  Freda Payne, Detroit, MI - Band of Gold

September 22, 1956  Debbie Boone, Hackensack, NJ

September 22, 1960  Joan Jett, Philadelphia, PA

September 23, 1926  John Coltrane

September 23, 1930  Ray Charles, Albany, GA - What'd I Say

September 23, 1949  Bruce Springsteen Freehold, NJ

September 24, 1942  Linda Eastman McCartney - Wings

September 26, 1948  Olivia Newton-John, Cambridge, England

September 29, 1935  Jerry Lee Lewis, Ferriday, LA

September 30, 1935  Johnny Mathis, San Francisco

September 30, 1943  Marilyn McCoo, Jersey City, NJ


October 3, 1941  Chubby Checker, Philadelphia, PA

October 9, 1940  John Lennon

October 9, 1945  Jeannie C. Riley, TX - Harper Valley PTA

October 10, 1958  Tanya Tucker, Seminole, TX

October 11, 1949  Daryl Hall, Pottstown, PA - Rich Girl

October 12, 1935  Sam Moore - Sam & Dave

October 13, 1941  Art Garfunkel, New York - Bridge Over Troubled Waters

October 13, 1959  Marie Osmond, Ogden, UT

October 18, 1926  Chuck Berry, St.Louis, MO

October 21, 1941  Steve Cropper, Willow Springs, AR - MGs

October 28, 1936  Charlie Daniels

October 30, 1939  Grace Slick, Chicago, Jefferson Airplane


November 5, 1931  Ike Turner, Clarksdale, MS

November 5, 1942  Paul Simon, Newark, NJ - Bridge Over Troubled Waters

November 6, 1948  Glenn Frey, Detroit, MI - Eagles

November 8, 1947  Minnie Ripperton, Chicago, IL

November 8, 1949  Bonnie Raitt, Los Angeles, CA

November 8, 1954  Rickie Lee Jones, Chicago, IL

November 9, 1941  Tom Fogerty - Credence Clearwater Revival

November 11, 1929  LaVern Baker, Chicago, IL - I Cried A Tear

November 12, 1944  Booker T. Jones, Memphis, TN - MGs

November 12, 1953  Steve Potts, Memphis, TN - MGs

November 15, 1932  Petula Clark, Ewell, Surrey, England

November 17, 1938  Gordon Lightfoot, Orillia, Ontario

November 21, 1941  David Porter, Memphis, TN

November 21, 1941  Dr. John, Mac Rebennack

November 24, 1941  Donald "Duck" Dunn, Memphis, TN - MGs

November 24, 1941  Wayne Jackson, West Memphis, AR

November 26, 1938  Tina Turner, Nutbush, TN

November 27, 1935  Al Jackson, Jr., Memphis, TN - MGs

November 27, 1941  Eddie Rabbitt, Brooklyn, NY - Drivin' My Life Away

November 28, 1939  Berry Gordy, Jr

November 30, 1929  Dick Clark, Mt. Vernon, NY

November 30, 1944  Luther Ingram, Jackson, MS

November 30, 1953  June Pointer - Pointer Sisters


December 1, 1937  Lou Rawls, Chicago, IL

December 1, 1940  Richard Pryor, Peoria, IL

December 1, 1945  Bette Midler, Patterson, NJ - The Rose

December 4, 1926  Lee Dorsey, New Orleans, LA - Get Out My Life, Woman

December 5, 1935  Little Richard, Macon, GA

December 7, 1947  Gregg Allman, Nashville, TN

December 8, 1925  Jimmy Smith, PA

December 8, 1939  Jerry Butler, Sunflower, MS

December 9, 1957  Donny Osmond, Ogden, UT

December 11, 1926  Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, Montgomery, AL - Hound Dog

December 11, 1944  Brenda Lee, Atlanta, GA

December 11, 1954  Jermaine Jackson, Gary, IN

December 12, 1941  Dionne Warwick, East Orange, NJ

December 14, 1932  Charlie Rich, Forest City, AR

December 14, 1946  Patty Duke, Brooklyn, NY

December 21, 1940  Frank Zappa, Baltimore, MD

December 21, 1942  Carla Thomas, Memphis, TN - The Queen

December 22, 1949  Maurice Gibb, Manchester, England

December 22, 1949  Robin Gibb, Manchester, England

December 25, 1948  Barbara Mandrell, Houston, TX

December 31, 1948  Donna Summers, Boston, MA - Dim All The Lights

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