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.

Maureen McGovern, who hit #1 in 1973 with “The Morning After,” was born on this day in 1949 in Youngstown, Ohio. The song was featured in the 1973 disaster film “The Poseidon Adventure.”