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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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1970 – Born on the 23rd of September in Buffalo, New York. A bisexual folk/punk icon. 1989 – Started her own record company, Righteous Babe Records, at the age of eighteen. 1998 – Married Andrew Gilchrist on the 30th of May 2003 – Divorced his husband. 2006 – Received the "Woman of Courage Award" from ..

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1943 – John Denver, Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was an American folk singer-songwriter and folk rock musician who was one of the biggest selling artists of the 1970’s was born on the 31st of December.   1965 – Joined the Chad Mitchell Trio, a folk group later renamed "The Mitchell Trio" and then "Denver, Boise, ..

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1940 – Born in Genoa on the 18th of February. 1958 – Fabrizio De André recorded his first two songs, "Nuvole barocche" ("Baroque Clouds") and "E fu la notte". 1962 – He married Puny Rignon, a Genoese woman nearly ten years older. 1968 – "Marinella" was recorded and sung by one of the most celebrated ..

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1899 – Born in Quitman, Louisiana, on the 11th of September to Sarah Elizabeth Works and Samuel Jones Davis. Graduated from Beech Springs High School and Soule Business College, New Orleans. 1927 – Received his bachelor’s degree in history from the Baptist-affiliated Louisiana College in Pineville. 1928 – Finished his master’s degree from Louisiana State ..

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1931 – Sam Cooke was born in Chicago, Illinois on the 22nd of January, one of eight children. His father, Charles Cooke, was a Baptist minister and it was in his church that Cooke sang in a group called the "Highway Q.C." 1951 – At age 20, Cooke replaced R.H. Harris as lead singer for ..

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1948 – Alice Cooper, Vincent Damon Furnier, is a rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades was born on the 4th of February.   1974 – Legally changed his name to Alice Cooper and launched a successful solo career.   1965 – Took part in the local annual Letterman’s talent show and ..

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1951 – Born on the 30th of January in Chiswick, London. 1970 – Collins answered a Melody Maker classified ad for "…a drummer sensitive to acoustic music, and acoustic twelve-string guitarist". 1971 – Collins won the audition, and a year later, Nursery Cryme was released. 1974 – While recording the album The Lamb Lies Down ..

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1917 – Born on May 3rd in New York City. Songwriter ("New York, New York", "Lonely Town", "The Party’s Over", "Just in Time"), author and actress. 1942 – Married to Steven Kyle on January 4th. 1953 – Has won Tony Awards, always with collaborator Adolph Green, lyrics as part of Best Musical win for "Wonderful ..

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