Louisiana Music Timeline: January 7

January 7

1908: Birth of trumpeter Henry “Red” Allen born in New Orleans.

1940: Birth of guitarist and vocalist Gene Terry, born Terry Gene DeRouen, in Lafayette, Louisiana.

1980: New Orleans native & singer songwriter Larry Williams was found dead from a gunshot wound to his head

1981: String bass and tuba player Chink Martin passes away in New Orleans at age 94.