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BLACK MUSIC MOMENT #25: Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie First African-Americans To Win Grammy Awards

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9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

When: May 4, 1959

What: At the first ever Grammy Awards, legendary songstress Ella Fitzgerald and bandleader Count Basie become the first African Americans to win Grammy Awards.

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