“Lucky Day” . . . : The Importance of the Thirteenth of May

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.

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