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Today in Music: January23rd (First Rock Hall of Fame induction… ever!)

Music history and highlights on January 23rd from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. 1837:  Former slave, singer and evangelist Amanda Smith born in Long Green, Maryland. 1902:  Jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Benjamin “Benny” Waters” born in Baltimore. 1906:  Composer Igor Stravinsky marries Yekaterina Nosenko. 1910:  Pioneering jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt born […]

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