Louisiana Music Timeline: February 18

Have a look at OffBeat’s video tribute to the people and events that shaped New Orleans and Louisiana music history through the years on February 18, enjoy…

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.