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26 Aug 1938

todayAugust 26, 2022

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English drummer Jet Black (Brian John Duffy), one of the founding members of The Stranglers, and who is now one of the oldest working rock drummers. They had major mainstream success with their 1982 single ‘Golden Brown’. Before forming The Stranglers, Black was a successful businessman up until the mid-1970s, owning a fleet of ice cream vans.

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25 Aug 2009

Ted Kennedy, “liberal lion of the Senate,” dies at 77 On August 25, 2009, Edward “Ted” Kennedy, the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and a U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1962 to 2009, dies of brain cancer at age 77 at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Kennedy, one of the longest-serving senators in American history, was a leader of the Democratic Party and a spokesman for liberal […]

todayAugust 25, 2022

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