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1862 Walter Damrosch (German Composer, Conductor) German Composers Composers
1911 Roy Eldridge (Pennsylvania-born African-American Jazz Musician) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Musicians Jazz African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1928 Ruth Brown (Virginia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Ruth Brown Jazz and Blues 1989 Tony Award for Actress in a Musical 1989 Grammy Award for Jazz 1993 Inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Famous African Americans
1951 Phil Collins (English Popular Musician) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1938 Carl Venth (German Classical Musician) German Classical Performers Educators of Note Classical Musicians Texas State Historical Archives
1962 Sam (Lightnin') Hopkins (Texas-born African-American Blues Musician) Texas Performing Artists Blues Musicians African-American Performing Artists Texas State Historical Archives
1942 Aaron Copland's Orchestral Suite from "Billy the Kid" Ballet Is First Performed by the Boston Symphony Boston Symphony Aaron Copland American Composers Ballet Historic Firsts American Public Media
1956 Elvis Presley Records "Blue Suede Shoes" Elvis Presley Popular Music
1969 Beatles Last Concert Is an Impromptu Appearance on Their Studio Roof The Beatles Popular Music History Channel

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