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1685 – Johann Sebastian Bach was born 21st of March in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany. 1703 – Become organist at Arnstadt. He found his duties as choirmaster irksome, and angered the authorities by his innovative chorale accompaniments. 1707 – Married a cousin, Maria Barbara Bach, and left to become organist at Mühlhausen. 1708 – He transferred ..

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1710 – Wilhelm Friedemann was born 22nd of November in Weimar, Germany. 1733 – Appointed organist of St. Sophia’s Church at Dresden. 1746 – Became organist of the Liebfrauenkirche at Halle; his father’s influence was enough to secure him the latter position without the usual trial performance. 1762 – Offered the post of Kapellmeister to ..

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1928 – Burt Bacharach was born 12th of May in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Played piano in a high school dance band (in Queens, New York City) and studied piano and composition at Mannes School of Music, Berkshire Music Center, and McGill University (Montreal). 1950-1925 – Bacharach played the piano during his army service then ..

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1898 – Ernst Bacon was born 26th of May in Chicago. 1926-1927 – He taught and administered at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. 1932 – Ernst numerous awards and grants received are the Bispham Award, the Ditson and the League of Composers Commission, the Pulitzer fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, and ..

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1941 – Born on the 9th of January in Staten Island, New York. 1959 – Recorded her first album for a major label, Joan Baez. 1960 – Became popular with young audiences for her songs and political views. 1961 – Her second release, Joan Baez, Vol. 2 went gold, as did Joan Baez in Concert. ..

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1968 – Born on the 3rd of April, in Freeport, Bahamas, and was raised in Ontario. 1987 – Lived in Canada when he received a demo tape from an unknown New Jersey band in search of a lead singer; the group was Skid Row, formed a year earlier by ex-Bon Jovi guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo. ..

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American neo-soul, R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz. 1971 – Born on the 26th of February in Dallas Texas. 1985 – Erykah was taking to the local radio microphones, freestyling on the air. 1993 – Went on to study theater at the historically Black college Grambling State University, but before she finished ..

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1918 – Born on the 29th of March in Southampton County, Virginia, to Rev. Joseph & Ella Mae Bailey.   1933 – Began as a dancer and won an amateur contest in Philadelphia.   1938 – She won a singing contest at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre.   1946 – Starred in the Broadway musical St Louis ..

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1899 – Born on February 15th in Lodève, Hérault, France. French composer and opera manager. 1920 – He became a member of the group known as "Les Six" including Milhaud, Poulenc, Honegger, Tailleferre and Durey. 1946-1968 – He wrote soundtracks for a large number of French films before finding work across the Channel which quickly ..

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1709 – Born on the 16th of February in Newcastle, England. 1735 – He was accepted the position of church organist at St. John’s Church in Newcastle. 1737 – Married Catherine Reynolds. 1738 – He was appointed music director of the Newcastle Musical Society. He also collaborated with John Garth’s subscription concerts in Durham, and ..

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