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January 1, 2017

    1955: RCA Victor records launched Operation TNT on January 1, 1955, by lowering prices to boost record sales. LPs dropped from $5.95 to $3.98, EPs dropped from $4.95 to $2.98, and 45 singles dropped from $1.16 to 89¢.

    1931: Kansas City blues singer, songwriter, pianist, author, and poet Cotton Candy was born January 1, 1931. She was inducted into the Elder Statesmen of Jazz. [external link at Wikipedia]

    1928: Blues artist Ruth Brown was born January 1, 1928, in Portsmouth, Virginia. [external link at PBS]

    1918: Blues artist Johnny Young was born January 1, 1918.

    1888: Blues artist Frank Stokes was born January 1, 1888, in Whitehaven, Tennessee.


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