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OCTOBER 11

1882 Robert Dett (Canadian-born African-American Composer) Canadian Composers and Songwriters African-American Composers African American Registry
1919 Art Blakey (Pennsylvania-born African-American Jazz Musician) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Jazz Famous African Americans African American Registry
1932 Dottie West (Tennessee-born Country and Western Singer) Tennessee Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians
1936 Billy Higgins (Los Angeles-born African-American Jazz Musician) Los Angeles Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1941 Lester Bowie (Maryland-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Maryland Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1949 Daryl Hall (Pennsylvania-born Popular Musician) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1939 Coleman Hawkins Records "Body and Soul" Coleman Hawkins Jazz & Blues African-American Performing Artists National Public Radio

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