This past thirteenth of May was my mother’s 95th birthday. While I admit to my lack of objectivity on the matter, she is one of the most amazing people . . ever. Born in Vienna, Austria in 1927, she has lived a life that has gone through changes that I’m sure would throw all but the very strongest for a loop. She is very much my hero.
So I got to thinking what musicians were also born on May thirteenth. My mom is in distinguished company or should I say, they are . .
Gil Evans, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (b 1912 d. 1988 Toronto Canada)
Miles Davis & Gil Evans 1959
Songs: “The Duke” and “Blues for Pablo”
Mary Wells, American pop singer (b. 1943 d. 1992 Detroit MI)
Mary Wells – You Beat Me to the Punch
Mary Wells – My Guy
Magic Dick [Richard Salwitz], American harmonica player and musician in the J Geils Band (b 19465 New London CT)
J. GEILS BAND – Whammer Jammer
Stevie Wonder [Stevland Hardaway Morris], American singer-songwriter born in Saginaw, Michigan
Stevie Wonder – Superstition Live on Sesame St 1973
Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Happy Birthday mom. Love you.