||Treme Brass Band beat keeper, grand marshal, and dapper man about town Uncle Lionel Batiste (Lionel Paul Batiste, Sr.) was born in New Orleans in 1932. Uncle Lionel passed away on July 8, 2012
||Blues guitarist and vocalist Phillip Walker was born in Walsh, LA in 1937; Walker joined Clifton Chenier's band in 1953 at age 16; he has recorded with Lonesome Sundown, Percy Mayfield, and Lowell Fulson, plus has several solo albums to his credit; Walker was nominated for a W.C. Handy Award in 2000 for "Lone Star Shootout", his 1999 collaboration with fellow Louisiana-born guitarists Lonnie Brooks, Long John Hunter and Ervin Charles.
||Pioneering Zydeco accordionist and bandleader Roy Carrier was born (Joseph Roy Carrier) near Lawtell, Louisiana in 1947. He also owned the popular Zydeco dance hall the Offshore Lounge in Lawtell. Sons Chubby and Troy (Dikki Du) are also wll known musicians. Carrier passed away in 2010 at age 63.
||"Tip Toe" by New Orleans-born vocalist and sax player Robert Parker entered the R&B Chart in 1967; outside of the Crescent City, Parker is most well known for his 1966 hit, "Barefootin'".
||Trad jazz clarinetist and bandleader Edmond Hall passed away in Boston, MA in 1967 at age 65; the New Orleans native was the son of Onward Brass Band regular, Edward Hall; one of four clarinet playing brothers, Hall worked with Buddy Petit, Zutty Singleton, Red Allen, Eddie Condon, and others; he was a member of Louis Armstrong's All-Stars from 1955-58, and also performed with Satchmo at the famed Carnegie Hall Concert in 1947.|
||Zydeco accordionist and bandleader Gerard Delafose was born in Eunice, LA. Gerard is the grandson of the late John Delafose and the nephew of Geno Delafose.|
||Guitarist and prolific arranger/session player Rene Hall passed away in Los Angeles in 1988; the Morgan City, LA native played banjo and guitar with jazz bands (A.J. Piron, Sam Morgan, Sidney Desvigne) in New Orleans before moving to New York in the 1930's (working with Wynonie Harris, The Cadillacs, The Dominos), and later to Los Angeles (Ernie Fields Orchestra, B. Bumble and the Stingers, The Dyna-Sores); Hall is also noted for his work with Sam Cooke.|
||Noted pianist, conductor and arranger Moses Hogan passed away in New Orleans in 2003 at age 45|