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1942 Rock singer Roger "Chappo" Chapman (of Family) is born in Leicester, England.

1941 Soul singer J.J. Jackson, known for the 1966 crossover hit "But It's Alright," is born Jerome Louis Jackson in Gillett, Arkansas.

1929 Singer-songwriter Jacques Brel is born in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium.

1922 Jazz singer Carmen McRae is born in Harlem, New York City.

1896 Edgar Yipsel Harburg, known as "Yip," is born in New York City. He co-writes many popular songs, including "Over The Rainbow" and "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime."

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Kurt Cobain Found Dead

1994

Kurt Cobain's body is found in his Seattle home by an electrician sent to install a burglar alarm. He is believed to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound three days earlier. The Nirvana song "Come As You Are" takes on new meaning with the line, "I swear that I don't have a gun."

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