Bluesman B.B. King was born Riley B King in Mississippi on this day in 1925. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues".
Singer Pat Barrett (of The Crew-Cuts) was born in Toronto, Canada, on this day in 1933. Along with Rudi Maugeri, he co-wrote the band’s first hit, Crazy 'Bout You, Baby, in 1954. He died in 2016.
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