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Today’s Soul Birthdays – February 28
Barbara Acklin – American soul singer and songwriter, who was most successful in the 1960s and 1970s.
General Crook – American soul musician. Crook was raised in Greenville, Mississippi, and moved to Chicago, Illinois, when he was 17. In 1969 he signed with Capitol Records, recording with an early version of Earth, Wind and Fire.
Willie Bobo – American Latin jazz percussionist of Puerto Rican descent. Bobo rejected the stereotypical expectations of Latino music and was noted for combining elements of jazz, Latin and rhythm and blues music.