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MAY 21

1904 (Thomas Wright) "Fats" Waller (New York City-born African-American Composer, Pianist, Organist, Bandleader) : Jazz American Composers African American Performing Artists
1923 Doris Akers (Missouri-born African-American Gospel Composer, Vocalist) Missouri Composers American Composers Gospel Musicians African-American Composers Christian Broadcasting Network
1941 Ron Isley (Ohio-born Popular Musician) Ohio Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1948 Leo Sayer (English Popular Musician) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1972 Christian McBride (Pennsylvania-born African-American Jazz Bassist) Christian McBride Jazz Notable African Americans
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1892 The Opera ''I Pagliacci'' by Ruggiero Leoncavallo Is First Performed in Milan, Italy. Italy Opera Historic Firsts New York Times
1955 Chuck Berry Records "Maybellene" Chuck Berry Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists History Channel

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