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On January 31, 2019.

On January 31, 2019, Harold Ray Bradley died aged 93. He was musician (guitar) and music producer, part of the Nashville A-Team of session players. He recorded and performed with numerous musicians including Ernest Tubb, Red Foley, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Bill Chinnock, The Everly Brothers, Slim Whitman, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson. Bradley is regarded as one of the most recorded guitarists in the history of music. As leader he released five albums.

On January 31, 2009.

On January 31, 2009, Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff aka Dewey Martin died aged 68. He was musician (drums), performed and recorded with The Jive Rockets, Bernie Early & the Early Birds, Carl Perkins, The Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, Charlie Rich,  Faron Young, Roy Orbison, Lucky Lee & The Blue Diamonds, The Sons of Adam, The Standells,  The Modern Folk Quartet and The Dillards, but was best known as member and drummer of Buffalo Springfield.

On November 10, 1997.

On November 10, 1997, Thomas J. Tedesco died aged 67. He was a musician (guitar), part of the loose collective of Los Angeles area’s session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew. As he played on hundreds studio recordings, “Guitar Player” magazine described him as “the most recorded guitarist in music history”. He recorded with the Beach Boys, Chet Baker, the Mamas & the Papas, the Everly Brothers, the Association, Bobby Darrin, Barbra Streisand, Jan and Dean, the 5th Dimension, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, Ricky Nelson, Cher, Neil Diamond, Van Dyke Parks, Michael Franks, Nancy and Frank Sinatra, Richard Harris, Peggy Lee, Johnny Rivers, Al Kooper, Michael Nesmith, Paul Anka, Don Ellis, Minnie Riperton, Maria Muldaur, Leon Russell, Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, J.J. Cale, Quincy Jones, Stephen Bishop, Kenny Loggins, Jack Nitzsche, Sarah Vaughan, Lalo Schifrin, Randy Newman, Hugh Masakela, and Joan Baez. Tedesco performed on soundtracks including The French Connection, Jaws, The Godfather, Field of Dreams, and The Deer Hunter. As a leader he released ten albums.

On April 22, 2003.

On April 22, 2003, Matilda Genevieve Scaduto died aged 77. With her husband Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant wrote number of hits for The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. Their songs were recorded by many artists including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Tonny Bennett, Grateful Dead, Simon and Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Gram Parson, Joan Jett, The Beach Boys, Elvis Costello, Count Basie, Lynn Anderson, Sonny James, Eddy Arnold, Bob Moore, Charley Pride, Nazareth, Jim Reeves, Leo Sayer, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cher, R.E.M. and Ray Charles.

On January 6, 2007.

On January 6, Peter E. “Sneaky Pete” Kleinow died aged 72. He was musician, songwriter and a motion picture special effects artist, best known as a member of the Flying Burrito Brothers. He worked as a session musician for  Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, Spencer Davis, Linda Ronstadt, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, The Byrds, Joe Cocker, Rita Coolidge, Eagles, The Everly Brothers, George Harrison and The Steve Miller Band.

On September 7, 2003.

On September 7, 2003, Warren William Zevon died aged 56. He was singer-songwriter and musician, had worked as a session musician, was the piano player and band leader for the Everly Brothers, released fifteen albums, and had collaborated with the likes of Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham,  Waddy Wachtel, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Carl Wilson, Linda Ronstadt, and Bonnie Raitt


In August 1965.

In August 1965, “Warner Bros” label released “Beat & Soul”, the eleventh Everly Brothers album. It was recorded in June 1965, and was produced by Dick Glasser.


  • Don Everly – vocals, guitar
  • Phil Everly – vocals guitar
  • James Burton, Glen Campbell, Sonny Curtis– guitar
  • Larry Knechtel– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Leon Russell, Billy Preston– piano

Track listing:

  1. Love Is Strange – Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson, Ellas McDaniel
  2. Money – Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy
  3. What Am I Living For? – Art Harris, Fred Jay
  4. Hi-Heel Sneakers – Robert Higginbotham
  5. C. Rider – Gertrude “Ma” Rainey
  6. Lonely Avenue – Doc Pomus
  7. Man With Money – Don Everly, Phil Everly
  8. People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield
  9. My Babe – Willie Dixon
  10. Walking the Dog – Rufus Thomas
  11. I Almost Lost My Mind – Ivory Joe Hunter
  12. The Girl Can’t Help It – Bobby Troup

On August 25, 1986.


On August 25, 1986, “Warner Bros” label released “Graceland”, the seventh Paul Simon solo studio. It was recorded October 1985 – June 1986, in South Africa, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Louisiana, and was produced by Paul Simon. In 1987, “Graceland” won “Grammy Award” for “Album of the Year”. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Graceland” at number 71 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album earned Paul Simon the “Best International Solo Artist” award at “The Brit Awards” in 1987. It was certified 8 x Platinum in Australia by the “ARIA”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Nederlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”;Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”; Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 7 x Platinum in the UK by the “BPI”, and 5 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Paul Simon– lead vocals, acoustic guitar, guitar, Synclavier, six-string electric bass, background vocals
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, horn arrangement
  • Ray Phiri– guitar
  • Adrian Belew– guitar synthesizer, guitar
  • Demola Adepoju – pedal steelguitar
  • Daniel Xilakazi – lead, rhythm guitar
  • Sherman Robertson– guitar
  • César Rosas– guitar, backing vocals
  • David Hidalgo– guitar, accordion, backing vocals
  • Conrad Lozano– bass
  • Alonzo Johnson – bass
  • Lloyd Lelose – bass
  • Bakithi Kumalo– bass
  • Isaac Mtshali – drums
  • Vusi Khumalo – drums
  • Petrus Manile – drums
  • Alton Rubin, Jr. – drums
  • Louie Pérez– drums
  • Steve Gadd– additional drums
  • Makhaya Mahlangu – percussion
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Youssou N’Dour– percussion
  • Babacar Faye – percussion
  • Assane Thiam – percussion
  • James Guyatt – percussion
  • Lulu Masilela – tambourines
  • David Rubin – washboard
  • Alton Rubin, Sr.– accordion
  • Jonhjon Mkhalali – accordion
  • Forere Motloheloa – accordion
  • Barney Rachabane – saxophone
  • Mike Makhalemele– saxophone
  • Teaspoon Ndela – saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett– tenor saxophone
  • Earl Gardner – trumpet
  • Alex Foster – alto saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– bass and baritone saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Kim Allan Cissel – trombone
  • Morris Goldberg– penny whistle, soprano saxophone
  • Johnny Hoyt – saxophone
  • Steve Berlin– saxophone
  • The Everly Brothers– additional vocals
  • The Gaza Sisters – vocals
  • Diane Garisto – backing vocals
  • Michelle Cobbs – backing vocals
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo– vocals
  • Joseph Shabalala– vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt– additional vocals
  • Roy Halee – engineer

Track listing:

  1. The Boy In the Bubble – Forere Motloheloa, Paul Simon
  2. Graceland – Paul Simon
  3. I Know What I Know – General MD Shirinda, Paul Simon
  4. Gumboots – Lulu Masilela, Jonhjon Mkhalali, Paul Simon
  5. Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes – Joseph Shabalala, Paul Simon
  6. You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
  7. Under African Skies – Paul Simon
  8. Homeless – Joseph Shabalala, Paul Simon
  9. Crazy Love, Vol. II – Paul Simon
  10. That Was Your Mother – Paul Simon
  11. All Around the World Or the Myth of Fingerprints – Paul Simon

On June 30, 2001.

Chet Atkins

On June 30, 2001, Chester Burton “Chet” Atkins, died aged 77.Being guitarist, vocalist and producer, together with Owen Bradley, Atkins created country music style known as the “Nashville” sound. In his career, Atkins recorded more than 100 albums and has produced records for Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves, Waylon Jennings,The Browns, Hank Snow, Porter Wagoner, Norma Jean, Dolly Parton, Dottie West, The Everly Brothers, Eddy Arnold, Don Gibson, Jerry Reed, Skeeter Davis and others.

Throughout his career, Atkins earned numerous awards, including 11” Grammy Awards”, nine CMA “Instrumentalist of the Year” honors, “Lifetime Achievement Award” from NARAS and was inducted into the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame”, “Country Music Hall of Fame” and “Museum and the Musicians Hall of Fame ”.