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Today’s Soul Birthdays – April 29

April 29

Duke Ellington – American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than six decades.

Toots Thielmans – Belgian jazz musician. He was mostly known for his harmonica playing, as well as his guitar, whistling skills, and composing.

Dave Valentin – American Latin jazz flautist.

Tammi Terrell – American singer–songwriter, widely known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye.



April 29