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1968 Stan Frazier (drummer for Sugar Ray) is born Charles Stanton Frazier in Orange County, California.

1960 Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark is born Stephen Maynard Clark in Sheffield, England.

1952 Narada Michael Walden, a producer who helped stage Aretha Franklin's comeback in the '80s, is born in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1949 British rocker John Miles is born in Jarrow, County Durham, England.

1947 Rock bassist Glenn Cornick (of Jethro Tull) is born in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.

1940 Doo-wop singer Dale Houston (of Dale & Grace) is born Robert Dale Houston in Seminary, Mississippi.

1939 '60s pop singer Ray Peterson is born in Denton, Texas.

1936 Roy Orbison is born in Vernon, Texas.

1564 William Shakespeare, whose works inspire centuries of song lyrics, is born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. (The date is a best estimate; it's known that he was baptized on April 26.)

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