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1948 – Yusuf Islam, Steven Demetre Georgiou born on the 21st of July in London, England. He is an English musician, singer-songwriter, educator, philanthropist, and a prominent convert to Islam. 1966 – At age 18, he impressed manager/producer Mike Hurst (formerly of British vocal group the Springfields) with his songs and Hurst arranged for him ..

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1852 – Stanford was born in Dublin on the 30th of September. 1862 – He came to London as a pupil of Arthur O’Leary and Ernst Pauer. 1870 – He won a scholarship to Queens’ College, Cambridge. 1873 – Moving to Trinity College and succeeding J. L. Hopkins as college organist. 1874 – He was ..

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1854 – He was born on the 6th day of November this year in Washington, D.C. He was known particularly for American military marches. Because of his prominence, he is known as "The March King".   1861 – At age six, he started his music education, playing the violin, as a pupil of John Esputa ..

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1894 – Born on April 27th in St. Petersburg, Russia. Conductor, composer, musicologist Uncle of composer Sergei Slonimsky. 1923 – Emigrated to the United States and taught at Eastman School of Music. 1931 – Married to Dorothy Adlow on July 30th. 1933 – Conducted debut performances of works by Charles Ives, Edgard Varèse (Ionisation) and ..

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1865 – Born on December 8th in Hämeenlinna, Finland. 1892 – Married to Aino Sibelius on June 10th. 1899 – Finlandia is held in high regard while his Violin Concerto (Naxos 8.550329) now has a place in the standard solo violin repertoire. 1924 – Sibelius’ greatest achievement was his Seventh Symphony, Op. 105, composed. 1927 ..

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1920 – Born on April 7th in Varanasi, West Bengal, India. Ravi Shankar is a world-renowned musician, composer, performer, and scholar of classical Indian music. He is one of the leading cultural figures of the twentieth century whose accomplishments place him as the leading figure of an important musical tradition. 1930 – He moved to ..

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1939 – Born on March 13th in Brooklyn, New York. 1947 – Neil Sedaka was playing the piano for five hours a day by the time he was eight.          – While attending the Abraham Lincoln High School, Neil was selected as one of the best seven New York high school classical pianists by ..

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1908 – He was born on the 10th day of September this year in Brooklyn.   1931 – He graduated from the Julliard’s School of Music where he studied piano, theory and composition, Scott began his professional career as a pianist for the CBS Radio house band.   1936 – While he was at CBS, ..

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