1892: Clarinetist Emile Barnes born at 1640 Piety St. in New Orleans
1904: Trumpeter De De Pierce, born Joseph De La Croix Pierce in New Orleans
1937: Happy Birthday to drummer and vocalist Warren Storm, born Warren Schexnider in Abbeville
1941: Happy Birthday to R&B vocalist, and Ponchatoula native Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans!”
1966: Happy Birthday to trumpeter, vocalist and New Orleans native Kid Merv!
2009: Vocalist and guitarist Snooks Eaglin passes away at age 72 in New Orleans.