Louisiana Music Timeline: November 16-18


1910: Birth of banjo player Albert “Papa” French born in New Orleans.

1916: Birth of accordionist and vocalist Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin born near Duralde, Louisiana.

1933: Birth of steel guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Shirley Bergeron born in Church Point, Louisiana.

1966: “The Danny Kaye Show” features Louis Armstrong.

1969: “The Ed Sullivan Show” features Jerry Lee Lewis.



1885: Birth of trombonist Charles “Sonny” Henry born on the Magnolia Plantation in Louisiana.

1933: Birth with pianist Elmore Nixon born in Crowley, Louisiana.

2007: Accordionist Zydeco Joe (Joseph Adam Mouton) passes away in Lafayette, Louisiana at age 64.

2008: Harmonica player Pat Ramsey passes away at age 55. Shreveport native recorded with Johnny Winter.



1930: Birth of trumpeter Melvin Lastie born in New Orleans.

1956: Fats Domino performs “Blueberry Hill” on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”