Louisiana Music Timeline: October 24

October 24

1900: Birth of banjo player and guitarist Lawrence Marrero born in New Orleans.

1900: Birth of drummer and vocalist Joe Watkins born in New Orleans.

1902: Birth of drummer Louis Barbarin born in New Orleans.

1944: Birth of singer Betty Jean Champion known as Bettye Swann born in Shreveport, Louisiana.

1947: Happy Birthday to singer Banu Gibson. Moved to New Orleans in 1973 and formed New Orleans Hot Jazz.

1970: Happy Birthday to Neutral Milk Hotel singer and songwriter Jeff Mangum born in Ruston, Louisiana.