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1961 Mark Bedford (bass guitarist for Madness) is born in Islington, London, England.

1955 R&B singer Jeffrey Daniel (of Shalamar) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1951 Danny Joe Brown (lead singer of Molly Hatchet) is born in Jacksonville, Florida.

1951 Michael Derosier (former drummer for Heart) is born in Canada.

1948 Composer Jean-Michel Jarre is born in Lyon, France. Forerunner of electronic and ambient music.

1947 Jim Fox (drummer for the James Gang) is born in Cleveland, Ohio.

1945 Malcolm "Molly" Duncan (tenor saxophonist for The Average White Band) is born in Montrose, Scotland.

1945 Ken Hensley (multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for Uriah Heep) is born in Hertfordshire, England.

1944 Folk rocker Jim Brady (of The Sandpipers) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1943 John Cipollina (lead guitarist for Quicksilver Messenger Service) is born in Berkeley, California.

1942 Jimmy Soul, known for the 1963 chart-topper "If You Wanna Be Happy," is born James Louis McCleese in Weldon, North Carolina.

1942 Carl Mann, known for rockabilly versions of Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa" and The Platters' "Twilight Time," is born in Huntingdon, Tennessee.

1942 Marshall Donald Thompson (of The Chi-Lites) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1941 Doo-wop singer Ernest Wright (of Little Anthony & the Imperials) in Brooklyn, New York.

1938 David Freiberg (vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane) is born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1938 Mason Williams is born in Abilene, Texas. Aside from becoming a comedy writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and Saturday Night Live, he also works as a guitarist and composer.

1924 Louis Teicher (of the piano-playing duo Ferrante & Teicher) is born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

1915 Blues singer Wynonie Harris is born in Omaha, Nebraska. He'll land his first R&B chart-topper in 1945 with "Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well."

1905 Blues musician Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup is born in Forest, Mississippi.

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