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1915 Brownie McGhee (Tennessee-born African-American Blues Singer, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter) Tennessee Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1955 Billy Idol (English Popular Musician) English Performing Artists Popular Music Biography
1978 Clay Aiken (North Carolina-born Popular Musician) North Carolina Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1877 Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme" for Cello and Orchestra Are First Performed in Moscow Tchaikovsky Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1903 The Brooklyn Academy of Music Facility Burns to the Ground New York City Education Music Fire American Public Media
1913 Rachmaninov Conducts the First Performance of His Choral Symphonic Poem, "The Bells," in St. Petersburg, Russia Rachmaninov Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1963 Israeli Teenage Pianist/Composer, Shulamit Ran, Performs Her "Capriccio" for Piano and Orchestra with the New York Philharmonic New York Philharmonic Israeli Composers Classical Musicians Composers American Public Media
2000 John Corigliano's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Symphony No. 2 Is Firsts Performed by the Boston Symphony Boston Symphony John Corigliano Composers Historic Firsts 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Music American Public Media

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