Top photo: More than 3,000 people turned out to say good-bye to Lady Day at her funeral held in St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in New York City on this day (July 21st) in 1959. Among those in attendance were Mal Waldron, Mary Lou Williams, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Tony Scott, Buddy Rogers and John Hammond.
Bottom photo: Ray Ross. Albert Ayler performing at John Coltrane’s funeral at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in New York on this day (July 21st) in 1967.
© Raymond Ross
My dad always tells me about how he first time listened to this song.
One of his brothers sent him the LP.
My dad was in the army, drinked whiskey and listened to this song. He said he never heard anything like that before. It was really amazing. So whenever I listen to this song, he remembers that.
Happy 50th Birthday to Chris Cornell (lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Soundgarden) & Happy 48th Birthday to Stone Gossard (lead guitarist of Pearl Jam)