Brubeck was born in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Concord. After graduating in 1942, Brubeck was drafted into the army. He volunteered to play piano at a Red Cross show; he was such a hit he was ordered to form a band. Thus he created one of the US armed forces' first racially integrated bands, He returned to college after serving nearly four years in the army, this time attending Mills College in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Brubeck had a career that spanned almost all American jazz since World War II. He formed The Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1951 and was the first modern jazz musician to be pictured on the cover of Time magazine.
11/01 RONALD BELL 61 (Kool & The Gang)
11/05 FELTON PILATE 60 (Confunkshun)
11/08 MINNIE RIPERTON 65 died July 12, 1979(1979-07-12) (aged 31)
11/09 SANDRA "PEPA" DENTON 48 (Salt-N-Pepa)
11/13 TIMMY THOMAS 68
11/15 ALEXANDER O'NEAL 59
11/16 WINFRED "BLUE" LOVETT 69 (Manhattans)
11/21 LONNIE JORDAN 64 (War)
11/25 STACY LATTISAW 46
11/25 PERCY SLEDGE 72
11/26 TINA TURNER 73
11/29 ROGER TROUTMAN 61 (ZAPP) died April 25, 1999(1999-04-25) (aged 47)
Tuesday, September 25, was National One-Hit Wonder Day. It's the day to celebrate musical splashes that never got beyond that big single.
Sweet!! Time for the 80’s @ 8p!!
What was your favorite 80’s Treat?