11-12: Chic : Risqué 1979 - Jimi Hendrix Experience Copenhagen 1968-1970 - Górecki : Kleines Requiem & Lerchenmusik / de Leeuw 1993

1948 – Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer, Andrea Chénier)
1966 – Quincy Porter (American composer)
1972 – Rudolf Friml (Czech operetta & song composer & pianist)
1987 – Cornelis Vreeswijk (Dutch folk singer, songwriter, guitarist, poet & actor, active in Sweden)
1996 – Gwen Catley (English coloratura soprano)
1997 – Carlos Surinach (Spanish-born American composer & conductor)
2000 – Franck Pourcel (French easy listening conductor & violinist)
2001 – Albert Hague (German-born American actor, songwriter & composer, Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
2003 – Tony Thompson (American R&B, disco & rock drummer, Chic, Power Station)
2008 – Mitch Mitchell (English rock drummer, Jimi Hendrix Experience)
2010 – Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (b. 1933)

Pretty exciting to have two of the finest drummers in rock and pop music in the past few decades on the list today, with the bands they were most known for playing in, Chic and the Experience, representing the cream of the crop of their respective genres - 70s-era funk/disco, and the late-60s hard-rock power-trio-with-guitar-god.

There's another person on our list who I was intrigued to learn something about. You will probably recognize Albert Hague by how he's depicted in our collage, as the demanding but avuncular music teacher Mr. Shorofsky from the 80s motion picture and television series Fame. What you may not know is that Hague really was a very talented musician, and composed a fair amount of music for television and film. His most recognizable contribution in this area was the music for the original Dr. Seuss cartoon How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966). You're a versatile one, Mr. Hague! Well, you were. Until you pooped.


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