Barbara Ess was an American photographer and musician.
She is probably best known for her work with Y Pants.
Bunny Wailer was a Jamaican singer-songwriter best-known for being part of Bob Marley and the Wailers.
I shall remember him for being backed by the Roots Radics.
Chris Barber was an English jazz bandleader and trombonist best-known for his cover of “Petite Fleur”, a 1952 instrumental by Sidney Bechet.
That song, especially the version of Barber, reminds me of the music of Jacques Tati in his Oncle films. I mean songs such as “Quel temps fait-il à Paris” by Alain Romans and Henri Contet.
A Coney Island of the Mind (1958)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti was an American poet and publisher, co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.
Ferlinghetti was best known for his first collection of poems, A Coney Island of the Mind (1958) with sales of more than one million copies.
As the owner of the City Lights bookstore, Ferlinghetti was arrested for publishing Allen Ginsberg‘s Howl, which resulted in a lengthy First Amendment trial.
Sandra “Sandie” Crisp, better known by her stage name The Goddess Bunny, was an American entertainer, drag queen, actress, and model.
I found out a about her death after a visit to a Joel-Peter Witkin exhibition at Charleroi, Belgium.
Françoise Cactus was a French musician and author.
Her band Stereo Total provided some music for the highly regarded TV series The Trap and All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by Adam Curtis.
Tonton David was a French reggae singer best known for his song “Peuples du monde” (1990).
Louis Clark was an English music arranger and keyboard player, best-known for his series of kitsch masterpieces Hooked on Classics, disco-reinterpretations of classical music.
Johnny Pacheco was a Dominican musician and record producer.
He is best known as the founder of Fania All-Stars and for his recording “Quimbara” (1974) with Celia Cruz.