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1898 Roy Harris (Oklahoma-born Composer) Roy Harris American Composers
1905 Todd Duncan (Kentucky-born African-American Operatic Baritone) Kentucky Performing Artists Opera African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1907 Roberta Martin (Arkansas-born African-American Gospel Singer, Pianist, Composer, Publisher) Roberta Martin Gospel Musicians Famous African Americans
1935 Ray Manzarek (Chicago-born Keyboardist for The Doors; Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Chicago Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Internet Movie Database
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1915 Fanny Crosby (New York-born Hymnist) New York Composers and Songwriters Religion American Composers and Songwriters
1983 Eubie Blake (Maryland African-American Ragtime Composer, Pianist) Eubie Blake American Composers Famous African Americans
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1900 Negro Anthem, "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing", Is First Performed for Lincoln Day Abraham Lincoln African American History Music African American Registry
1924 George Gershwin First Performs Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin American Composers The History Channel
1968 Jimi Hendrix Holds a Concert in His Hometown of Seattle, Washington Jimi Hendrix Rock and Roll Hall of Fame History Link

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