6 April 1999: Death of Red Norvo, American vibraphone player and composer (b. 1908) (Source)

Red Norvo (born Kenneth Norville, March 31, 1908 – April 6, 1999)[1] was an American musician, one of jazz‘s early vibraphonists, known as “Mr. Swing”. He helped establish the xylophone, marimba, and vibraphone as jazz instruments. His recordings included “Dance of the Octopus”, “Bughouse”, “Knockin’ on Wood”, “Congo Blues”, and “Hole in the Wall”.  (Source)

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