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In Music History

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1934 Novelty singer Larry Verne is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1932 John Williams is born in Floral Park, New York. The prolific composer is known for his iconic scores for classics like the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series and Jaws.

1919 Big band trombonist Buddy Morrow is born Muni Zudekoff in New Haven, Connecticut. He starts a three-decade run as leader of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1977.

1894 Lonnie Johnson, one of the first blues guitarists, is born in New Orleans.

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Beyoncé and OutKast Win Big At Grammys

2004

At the Grammy Awards, OutKast is the first hip-hop act to win Album of the Year, for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, and Evanescence takes Best New Artist, beating out 50 Cent, who comes on stage anyway.

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