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April 29, 1899 in Music History

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Duke Ellington

Edward "Duke" Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist ("Take the A Train"; "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1974)

  • Yngve Sköld, Swedish composer, born in Vallby, Södermanland County, Sweden (d. 1992)
1899 in Music