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Singer, songwriter and actor "Screaming Jay" Hawkins ("I Put a Spell on You", "Frenzy","Constipation Blues", "Mystery Train")

Singer, songwriter and actor “Screaming Jay” Hawkins (“I Put a Spell on You”, “Frenzy”,”Constipation Blues”, “Mystery Train”)

Music history and highlights that have happened on February 12th… from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll.

1898:  “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” composer LeRoy Harris born in Oklahoma.

1914:  Glenn Miller Orchestra saxophonost Tex Beneke born in Ft. Worth.

1939:  The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek (“Light My Fire”) born in Chicago.

1944:  Meridian, Mississippi country singer Moe Bandy born.

1952:  Doobie Brothers singer and keyboard player Michael McDonald born in St.Louis.

1955:  The McGuire Sisters “Sincerely” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts, and stays there for 10 weeks.

Eubie Blake.

Eubie Blake.

1959:  Drummer and composer Omar Hakim (Dire Straits and Weather Report) born in New York City.

1964:  The Beatles first concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1967:  Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Marianne Faithful busted for possession.

1983:  Ragtime composer and pianist Eubie Blake passes away.

2000: “I Put a Spell on You” singer, songwriter and actor, “Screaming Jay” Hawkins leaves the building.

2012:  Adele wins at 54th Grammy Awards for “Rolling in the Deep”.

2017:  Jazz singer Al Jarreau passes away.