Louisiana Music Timeline: December 5


1925: Birth of saxophonist Alvin “Red” Tyler born in New Orleans.


1928: Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines record their duet “Weather Bird” for the Okeh label in Chicago.

1987: Saxophonist David Lastie passes away in New Orleans at age 53. Recorded with Jessie Hill, James Booker, Dr. John, Earl King and many others.

1999: Bobby Marchan passes away in Gretna, Louisiana at age 69.