Harry Edison – died this day in 1999
He played with the Count Basie Orchestra, with Billie Holiday on “Lady Sings the Blues” and was one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite horn players. Jazz trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison died in Columbus, Ohio, at age 83 on this day in 1999. Here he is featured “Willow Weep for Me.”
Also on this day:
Singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry, best known for her 1967 #1 hit “Ode to Billie Joe,” was born Roberta Lee Streeter in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, on this day in 1942 or 1944.