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Coltrane. Springsteen. Charles. Here’s a musical selection a piece from three artists who bopped into existence on This Day in Music History. 

Jazz sax superstar John William Coltrane (1926-1967) was born in Hamlet, North Carolina, on this day in 1926. Here are a few of his “Favorite Things.” 

Soul pioneer Ray Charles Robinson (1930-2004) was born in Albany, Georgia, on this day in 1930. Here he and his lovely backup singers are talkin’ about “Hit the Road, Jack.” 

Noted New Jersey resident Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (aka The Boss) was “Born in the USA” on this day in 1949.