BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1904

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William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984)

Swing-era bandleader Count Basie is noted for his theme songs One O’clock
Jump
from 1937 and April in Paris from 1932. He originally wanted to be a 
drummer, but took up the piano at age 15.

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