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Today in History India Independence Day is celebrated on 15th August

Today in History on 15th August

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Today in History Oscar Peterson was born on 15th August 1925



Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer who was born on 15th August 1925 and died on 23rd December, 2007. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.

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