Category: musician

Remembering rock music icon Jimi Hendrix (born…

Remembering rock music icon Jimi Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle, WA. Changed to James Marshall Hendrix at age two.) – November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970

Patrice Rushen cover session for her album &…

Patrice Rushen cover session for her album “Straight from the Heart” (1982).

Photos by Bobby Holland

Patrice Rushen getting ready for a photo sho…

Patrice Rushen getting ready for a photo shoot with hair stylist Sibongile Bradley and make-up artist Tara Posey in 1984 .

Photos by Bobby Holland

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.(Phot…

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.

(Photos

by David Redfern) 

Blues guitarist Matt “Guitar” Mu…

Blues guitarist Matt “Guitar” Murphy (Howlin’ Wolf, Ike Turner, Etta James, The Blues Brothers) (born Matthew Tyler Murphy in Sunflower, MS) – December 29, 1929 – June 15, 2018, RIP

Born on this day: June 6, 1959 – Producer, son…

Born on this day: June 6, 1959 – Producer, songwriter, and musician Jimmy Jam (born James Samuel Harris III in Minneapolis, MN). Happy 59th Birthday, Jimmy Jam!!!

Miles Davis leans on his Ferrari 275 GTB in Oc…

Miles Davis leans on his Ferrari 275 GTB in October 1969.

(Photos by Baron Wolman)

Free jazz music icon Cecil Taylor (born Ceci…

Free jazz music icon Cecil Taylor (born Cecil Percival Taylor in Corona, Queens, NY) – March 25, 1929 – April 5, 2018, RIP

Actor and musician David Ogden Stiers (born …

Actor and musician David Ogden Stiers (born in Peoria, IL) – October 31, 1942 – March 3, 2018, RIP

Dizzy Gillespie with his wife Lorraine Willi…

Dizzy Gillespie with his wife Lorraine Willis in April 1952

Lorraine Willis was a chorus dancer with Edgar Hayes’s orchestra when she met Gillespie in 1937. They were married in 1940 and remained together until his death in 1993, she died in 2004. They didn’t have and children together but Gillespie had a daughter,

jazz singer Jeanie Bryson, from an extramarital

affair.