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1936 Kenny Hodges (bass guitarist for Spanky and Our Gang) is born in Jacksonville, Florida.

1929 Arthur Wood (keyboardist for The Climax Blues Band) is born.

1924 Gordon Stoker of Elvis Presley's backing group, The Jordanaires, is born in Gleason, Tennessee.

1921 Broadway lyricist/composer Richard Adler (The Pajama Game) is born in New York City. With Frank Loesser, he writes Tony Bennett's "Rags To Riches."

1920 Jazz trumpeter Charlie Shavers, who will work with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday, is born in New York City.

1917 Jazz trumpeter Les Elgart is born in New Haven, Connecticut.

1902 Ray Bloch, arranger and orchestra conductor for the long-running Ed Sullivan Show, is born in Alsace-Lorraine.

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Def Leppard Unleash Hysteria


After years of delays, Def Leppard's Hysteria album is released in the US.

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