Happy Birthday Sonny Rollins…but how old are you?

First of all, a happy birthday today to one of the greatest sax players, Sonny Rollins.

But could someone please confirm the actual year of birth of Sonny for me?

The Smithsonian Jazz website has him born in 1929, making him 80 today. All About Jazz has it at 1930, making him 79.

I decided that allmusic.com would be the tiebreaker for me, but they felt differently. On the left side of his bio page on All Music it lists him being born in 1930, but in his bio right next to that it says he was born in 1929…again, all on the same web page.

Does someone have the right year for me?

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