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1876 – Manuel de Falla, born on the 23rd of November in Cadiz, SW Spain. He was a Spanish composer of classical music. 1899 – He was awarded the first prize at the piano competition at his school of music, and around that year he started to use de with his first surname, making de ..

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1961 – Born on May 29th in Leavenworth, Kansas. Melissa Etheridge became one of the ’90s most popular recording artists due to her mixture of confessional lyrics; pop-based folk-rock; and raspy, Janis Joplin/Rod Stewart-esque vocals. 1969 – Etheridge first picked up the guitar at the age of eight and began penning her own songs shortly ..

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1961 – Dave ‘The Edge’ Evans, born on the 8th of August in Barking, Essex, in East London, to parents of Welsh descent, Gwenda and Garvin Evans.   1976 – He spotted Larry’s note on the Mount Temple Comprehensive High School bulletin board, which asked for anyone interested in forming a band.   1977 – ..

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1961 – Enya, birth name Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin, sometimes presented in the media as the Anglicised Enya Brennan; is the Republic of Ireland’s best-selling solo artist and one of Ireland’s best known musicians. Enya was born in Gweedore, County Donegal, in Ireland to a musical family, the fourth youngest of nine children, on the ..

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1919 – Born in New York City on the 4th of April. 1955 – "Dungaree Doll!, a hit for Eddie Fisher. 1957 – "Wonderful, Wonderful", a success for Johnny Mathis. 1959 – Broken Hearted Melody", a hit for Sarah Vaughan. 1960 – "Flaming Star", the theme song for the Elvis Presley film 1962 – "Johnny ..

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1941 – Born on May 24th in Duluth, Minnesota. American folksinger who moved from folk to rock music in the 1960s, infusing the lyrics of rock and roll, theretofore concerned mostly with boy-girl romantic innuendo, with the intellectualism of classic literature and poetry.   1955 – He acquired his first guitar at age 14 and ..

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1653 – Birth year of Thomas D’Urfey, is a English dramatist and songwriter.   1676 – He wrote 500 songs, and 32 plays, starting with The Siege of Memphis.   Wrote plays "The Fond Husband" 1676, "The Virtuous Wife" 1680, and "Wonders in the Sun, or, The Kingdom of the Birds" 1706.   1698 – ..

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