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  • Mar 21, 1685
    Classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach is born in Eisenach, Germany. He's referenced in George Jones & Tammy Wynette's 1974 hit "(We're Not) The Jet Set"
    Jul 28, 1750
    Classical composer J.S. Bach dies in Leipzig, Germany. Nearly 225 years later, he's mentioned in passing in the George Jones & Tammy Wynette country hit "(We're Not) The Jet Set"
    Jan 31, 1796
    Guitar maker C.F. Martin is born in Germany. His instrument finds its way into the hands of such acts as Elvis Presley, George Jones, Jimmie Rodgers, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson and Ernest Tubb, among others
    Feb 15, 1797
    Henry Steinway is born in Wolfshagen, Germany. He builds one of the most highly regarded piano brands in music
    May 1, 1873
    William Morris is born in Schwartzenau, Germany. He founds the William Morris Agency, one of the world's most successful booking firms, which will represent such country acts as Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley
    Mar 14, 1879
    Scientist Albert Einstein is born in Ulm, Germany. He will be referenced nearly a century later in the Jerry Reed country hit "The Crude Oil Blues"
    Mar 2, 1900
    Pop songwriter Kurt Weill is born in Dessau, Germany. He writes the Bobby Darin hit "Mack The Knife" plus "September Song," a traditional-pop standard revived for the "Stardust" album by Willie Nelson
    Jul 1, 1922
    Toshi Ohta is born in Munich, Germany. She is destined to marry "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" songwriter Pete Seeger
    Oct 16, 1923
    Pop musician and songwriter Bert Kaempfert is born in Hamburg, Germany. The author of "Strangers In The Night," "Wooden Heart" and "Danke Schoen," he also pens "Spanish Eyes," a pop hit by Al Martino that appears on country charts in 1988 as a Willie Nelson duet with Julio Iglesias
    Apr 1, 1927
    RCA Records introduces the first automatic record changer in Germany

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