1924 ~ Terry Gibbs, born in Brooklyn, New York, orchestra leader (born Julius Gubenko in 1924) is an American jazz vibraphonist and band leader. He has performed and/or recorded with Tommy Dorsey, Chubby Jackson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Louie Bellson, Charlie Shavers, Mel Tormé, Buddy DeFranco, and others. Gibbs also worked in the film and TV studios in Los Angeles. He was a popular guest on Star Time on the DuMont Television Network in 1950-51 and on The Steve Allen Show on television in the late 1950s where he regularly played lively vibraphone duets with the entertainer and composer. He also appeared on Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration PBS-TV special in the United States in 1997. Gibbs was also the band leader on the short lived That Regis Philbin Show. As an instrumentalist, together with his big band The Dream Band, Gibbs has won prestigious polls, such as those of Downbeat and Metronome. Gibbs has written his autobiography, Good Vibes: A Life in Jazz, with Cary Ginell.
Friday August 18 is Hawaii Statehood Day - *We will be sharing many of the popular songs of The Islands this week to commemorate Hawaii Statehood celebrations. More about Statehood Day*