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1984 Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig is born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

1975 Dutch singer-songwriter Anouk is born Anouk Teeuwe in The Hague, Netherlands.

1972 Heavy metal bassist Paul Gray (of Slipknot) is born in Los Angeles, California, but will be raised in Des Moines, Iowa.

1964 Rapper Biz Markie is born Marcel Theo Hall in New Jersey.

1963 Julian Lennon is born John Charles Julian Lennon, the first child of John Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia.

1962 Guitarist Izzy Stradlin, a founding member of Guns N' Roses, is born Jeffrey Dean Isbell in Lafayette, Indiana.

1951 Rock bassist Mel Schacher (of Grand Funk Railroad, ? & the Mysterians) is born in Owosso, Michigan.

1947 Rock guitarist Steve Howe (of Yes) is born in Holloway, London, England.

1947 Pioneering Christian rock performer Larry Norman is born in Corpus Christi, Texas.

1944 Drummer Keef Hartley (of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Keef Hartley Band) is born in Preston, Lancashire, England.

1942 Rock singer Roger "Chappo" Chapman (of Family) is born in Leicester, England.

1941 Soul singer J.J. Jackson, known for the 1966 crossover hit "But It's Alright," is born Jerome Louis Jackson in Gillett, Arkansas.

1929 Singer-songwriter Jacques Brel is born in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium.

1922 Jazz singer Carmen McRae is born in Harlem, New York City.

1896 Edgar Yipsel Harburg, known as "Yip," is born in New York City. He co-writes many popular songs, including "Over The Rainbow" and "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime."

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