10-05: Revueltas Centennial Anthology - Evile Enter the Grave 2007 - Bert Jansch 1965 - Offenbach Romantique 2007

1564 – Pierre de Manchicourt (Franco-Flemish composer, active in Spain at the court of Philip II)
1707 – Daniel Speer (German composer & author)
1813 – Etienne Ozi (French bassoonist & composer)
1867 – Thomas Täglichsbeck (German violinist & composer)
1880 – Jacques Offenbach (German-born French composer, cellist & impresario)

1911 – Charles Théodore Malherbe (French musicologist & composer)
1915 – José María Usandizaga (Spanish composer & pianist, pupil of d'Indy in Paris)

1915 – Otto Malling (Danish composer, organist & teacher, pupil of Gade, director of Royal Danish Academy of Music)
1924 – Joseph Vézina (Canadian conductor, composer, organist & teacher)
1940 – Silvestre Revueltas (Mexican composer, violinist & conductor)
1943 – Leon Roppolo (American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist & guitarist, New Orleans Rhythm Kings)
1954 – Flor Alpaerts (Belgian conductor, teacher & composer, co-director of Royal Flemish Opera)
1965 – Gustaf Bengtsson (Swedish composer)
1981 – Jud Strunk (American country & pop singer, songwriter, banjoist & comedian, Laugh-In)
1992 – Eddie Kendricks (American R&B singer & songwriter, The Temptations)
1992 – Paul Acket (Dutch entrepreneur, founder of Musiek Express magazine & organizer of North Sea Jazz Festival)

1995 – Dick Jurgens (American jazz bandleader & trumpeter)
2009 – Mike Alexander (English thrash metal bass guitarist & songwriter, Evile)

2010 – Steve Lee (Swiss rock singer, songwriter, drummer & harmonica player, Gotthard)
2011 – Bert Jansch (Scottish folk singer, songwriter & guitarist)
2011 – Steve Jobs (American computer entrepreneur & innovator, co-founder & CEO of Apple Inc.)

Well, as you should know by now, this blog does occasionally feature folks who weren't necessarily musicians, but who played an important role in the world of music in one way or another. That's true of businessman Paul Acket, and boy, is it certainly true of the fellow who occupies the bottom row of the collage. Chances are, he's had more of an effect on the way you consume and listen to music than just about any other individual human being who's been alive in the past 10 years. And yes, I'm including Johnny Cash, Bob Hope, and Kevin Bacon in that.

See, now, that's all I have to say today. Nothing about how unique and influential Jacques Offenbach or Bert Jansch were. No inane remarks about how low-pitched instruments such as the cello, trombone, bassoon, and electric bass seem to be dominant within the October 5th cavalcade of poopery. I opined, and yet I was pithy, as my idol Bill O'Reilly might say. Yes, that was a joke. I hope you don't find my silence on these and the others to be too terribly revuelting...


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