Guitarist and songwriter -- via the Detroit News. A great American musician, he also wrote or co-wrote such classics as "The Tracks of My Tears," "Ain't That Peculiar," "I'll Be Doggone," and "Being with You."
Friday, September 30, 2011
Singer, songwriter and music producer; the "Mother of Hip-Hop" -- via the New York Times. Half of the vocal duo Mickey and Sylvia, she later produced the pioneering rap tracks -- "Raper's Delight" and "The Message."
Ska, rocksteady and reggae vocalist, and co-founder of the Ethiopians -- via the Jamaica Observer.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
|Don't let the sour look fool you. Out of the frame, he is making Sam Peckinpaugh hold his leg ala Harpo Marx.|
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Horticulturist and mainstay of the Denver Botanic Gardens -- via the Denver Post.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Actress -- via Hollywoodland. She made more than 250 movies over a 56-year period. Her most famous roles include Lisette in "The Rules of the Game," Ginette in "Hotel du Nord," Josephine in "Lola Montes," "The Last Metro" and "May Fools". Renoir, Carne, Ophuls, Truffaut, Malle -- not too shabby!
Trumpeter best known for his work with the Ides of March -- via the Chicago Sun-Times. Remember the shattering horn work on the hit song "Vehicle"? John.
Conservationist, wildflower and expert and environmental activist -- via oregonlive.com.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Writer, historian, record producer and collector of jazz photos -- via the New York Times.