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1981 Ashley Angel (of O-Town) is born in Redding, California.

1978 Dhani Harrison is born to George Harrison and his soon-to-be-wife Olivia. Dhani, who like his dad becomes a musician, is the couple's only child.

1976 Gladys Knight gives birth to her third child, Shanga-Ali.

1964 Adam Duritz (frontman for Counting Crows) is born in Berkeley, California.

1963 Coolio is born Artis Leon Ivey Jr. in Compton, California. He gets his stage name when a friend sees him playing guitar and says, "Who do you think you are, Coolio Iglesias?"

1960 Suzi Gardner (guitarist and vocalist for L7) is born in Sacramento, California.

1960 Rapper Chuck D (of Public Enemy) is born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour in Queens, New York.

1959 Joe Elliot (lead vocalist for Def Leppard) is born is Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

1958 Songwriter/composer Michael Penn, brother of actor Sean Penn, is born in Greenwich Village, New York.

1953 Blues guitarist/singer Robert Cray is born in Columbus, Georgia.

1951 Guitarist Tommy Bolin (of Deep Purple and the James Gang) is born in Sioux City, Iowa.

1951 Tim Bachman (of Bachman-Turner Overdrive) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1947 Bassist Rick Anderson (of The Tubes) is born in St. Paul, Minnesota.

1946 Boz Burrell (bass player for Bad Company) is born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England.

1946 Rick Coonce (drummer for The Grass Roots) is born Erik Michael Coonce in Los Angeles, California.

1943 Producer Denny Cordell is born Dennis Cordell-Lavarack in Buenos Aires. His productions include "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" and "American Girl."

1942 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead is born in San Francisco, California.

1930 Composer Lionel Bart is born in Stepney, London, England.

1779 Francis Scott Key is born in Carroll County, Maryland.

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