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12/04/1940 Composer Herbie Hancock is born

Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. He has had many songs "cross over" and achieve success among pop audiences. His album River: The Joni Letters won the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.


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