1978 Jeff Stinco (lead guitarist for Simple Plan) is born Jean-Francois Stinco in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1973 Howie Dorough of Backstreet Boys is born in Orlando, Florida.
1972 Alt rocker Paul Doucette (of Matchbox Twenty) is born in North Huntington, Pennsylvania.
1967 Layne Staley of Alice In Chains is born in Washington State.
1966 Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA (aka The Genius) is born Gary Grice.
1963 R&B/Soul singer James DeBarge (of DeBarge) is born in Detroit, Michigan.
1963 Myra Ellen Amos is born to a religious family in Newton, North Carolina. She changes her name to Tori and becomes an alt-rock icon of the '90s with empowering tunes about women, right-wing politics, and religious oppression.More
1961 Bangles drummer Debbi Peterson is born in Los Angeles.
1961 Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears is born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
1958 Guitarist Ian Mitchell (of Bay City Rollers) is born in Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland. He is just 17 years old when he joins the band in 1976.
1958 Vernon Reid is born in London. He is raised in Brooklyn and forms the band Living Colour - he is the guitarist and a primary songwriter.
1957 Country singer-songwriter Holly Dunn is born in San Antonio, Texas.
1955 Saxophonist and songwriter Alan Wilkinson is born in Ilford, England.
1949 Country musician Sam Neely is born in Cuero, Texas. Known for a string of minor hits in the '70s, including the cover "I Fought the Law."
1948 Guitarist David Marks is born in New Castle, Washington. When he is 7, his family moves to Hawthorne, California across the street from the Wilson family, which forms The Beach Boys. Marks joins the band in 1961, but is replaced two years later by Al Jardine.
1947 Singer Donna Jean Godchaux, the only female member of the Grateful Dead, is born in Florence, Alabama. Born Donna Jean Thatcher, she marries keyboard player Keith Godchaux, who also joins the Dead, in 1970.
1946 Gary "Mutha" Withem (keyboardist for Gary Puckett & the Union Gap) is born in San Diego, California.
1938 Rock singer/guitarist Dale Hawkins is born in Gold Mine, Louisiana.
1936 Chuck Brown is born in North Carolina. He would relocate to Washington, DC and pioneer the go-go sound, best heard on his hit "Bustin' Loose."
1926 Jazz tenor vocalist Bob Flanigan (of The Four Freshmen) is born in Greencastle, Indiana.
1917 Bluesman John Lee Hooker is born in Coahoma County, Mississippi.Find more in our Categories
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