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1950 Agnetha Faltskog (of ABBA) is born in Jönköping, Småland, Sweden.

1944 R&B singer Nicholas Caldwell (of The Whispers) is born in San Francisco, California.

1942 Allan Clarke (original lead singer of The Hollies) is born Harold Allan Clarke in Salford, Lancashire, England.

1941 Folk musician Dave Swarbick (of Fairport Convention) is born in New Malden, England.

1939 R&B singer Ronnie White (of The Miracles) is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1939 Pop singer-songwriter Crispian St. Peters is born Robin Peter Smith in Swanley, Kent, England.

1934 Jazz tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1932 R&B singer Billy Bland, known for the '60s hits "Let the Little Girl Dance" and "Harmony," is born in Wilmington, North Carolina.

1929 English record producer Joe Meek, famous for writing and producing the Tornados' instrumental hit "Telstar," is born Robert George Meek in Newent, Gloucestershire, England.

1928 R&B singer Tony Williams (of The Platters) is born in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

1926 Jazz drummer Stan Levey is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1922 Actress and singer Gale Storm, star of the '50s TV shows My Little Margie and The Gale Storm Show, is born Josephine Owaissa Cottle in Bloomington, Texas.

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James Brown Quells Riots In Boston

1968

With tensions high the night after Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated, James Brown goes ahead with his concert at the Boston Garden, agreeing to televise the show to help keep calm in the city.

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