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1937 Dave Prater, Jr. (Georgia-born Member of the African-American Duo of "Sam and Dave") Georgia Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1942 Tommy Roe (Georgia-born Popular Singer) Georgia Performing Artists Popular Musician University of Georgia
1949 Billy Joel (New York-born Popular Musician, Songwriter) Billy Joel Popular Musicians
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1791 Francis Hopkinson (Pennsylvania-born Composer, Signer of the Declaration of Indpendence) Francis Hopkinson Declaration of Independence Constitutional Convention
2010 Lena Horne (New York City-born African-American Singer) Lena Horne Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
1962 EMI Subsidiary Parlophone Signs Beatles to First Record Contract The Beatles Popular Musicians CNN
1974 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Open for Bonnie Raitt at Harvard Square Theater Cambridge, Massachusetts New Jersey Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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