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1935 – Born on the 11th of April in Extension, Louisiana.   1956 – Wrote, composed and recorded song "Louie Louie".   1959 – Sold rights to "Louie Louie" to Flip Records, recorded by the Kingsmen 1963.   Narrator on The Robins’ "Riot in Cell Block #9" and singer on the flip side "Framed".   ..

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1835 – Karlis Baumanis was born 11th of May in Wilkenhof. 1870 –  Created the Letti national anthem "God segne Latvia". First lettische composer, who dared it to use in a song the word "Latvija" (Latvia) so that this had to be replaced by the more harmless term "Baltija" (the Baltic). Worked in Lemsal as ..

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1779 – Born in Tarbolton in South Ayrshire. 1895 – "Waltzing Matilda" was created in the sitting room of Dagworth Station in January with the help of a young solicitor and poet, "Banjo" Paterson. 1805 – Tannahill wrote the words. 1818 – Barr set them to music, possibly based on the melody of "Go to ..

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1923 – Born on the 19th of February in Astoria, New York. 1956 – He was a staff lyricist and later an editor for Golden Records. He wrote the stage scores for "New Faces of 1956", "Once Upon a Mattress", and "The Mad Show".        – Joining ASCAP, he collaborated with Dean Fuller and Mary ..

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1905 – He was born in Buffalo, New York, USA this year.   1920 – He formed his first professional band, Hyman Arluck’s Snappy Trio.   1921 – He left home against his parent’s wishes.   1923 – With his new band – The Southbound Shufflers, performed on the Crystal Beach lake boat "Canadiana" during ..

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1977 – Fiona Apple Maggart, born on the 13th of September, is a Grammy award winning American singer-songwriter. She is best known as Fiona Apple.   1995 – Gained a recording contract as one in a crop of mid-’90s female artists, but her confessional writing and throaty vocals made the teenager sound like much more ..

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1935 – Alpert was born in Los Angeles, California on March 31, 1935. 1943 – Started his trumpet lessons at the age of eight. 1952 – He graduated from Fairfax High School and joined the United States Army. 1954 – Attended and graduated with a degree at the University of Southern California. He was a ..

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1944 – Allen was born in New South Wales, Australia on February 10, 1944. 1956 – Supported his family by singing in local pubs at the age of twelve. 1959 – Went to Sydney for a greener pasture and met singer Chris Ball. 1964 – While on a tour, he met Judy Garland and her ..

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