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Today in History - Bessie Smith
August 8 2016 @ 8:43 am

"The greatest blues singer in the world will never stop singing."





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On this day in 1970, Janis paid tribute to one of hergreatest influences, Bessie Smith, by making sure Smith’s grave was properlymarked. You may visit the grave at Mount Lawn Cemetery, right outsidePhiladelphia.



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