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The Everly Brothers - Don and Phil Everly
Keith Chaffee, January 18, 2019

On January 19, 1939, Phil Everly was born. Phil and his brother, Don (born February 1, 1937), performed as the Everly Brothers; they were one of the most influential acts of early rock 'n' roll.


Eartha Kitt on her album cover, The Essential Eartha Kitt
Keith Chaffee, January 11, 2019

Eartha Kitt was born on January 17, 1927. Kitt was a singer, dancer, and actress whose unusual voice and striking features kept her in the public eye for more than sixty years.


Singer Joan Baez performing at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington.
Keith Chaffee, January 04, 2019

Joan Baez was born on January 9, 1941. Baez was one of the major stars of the 1960s folk music movement, and has been acclaimed for almost sixty years for her songwriting and interpretive skills.


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