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1985 Holly Blake-Arnstein (of the girl group Dream) is born in Tarzana, California.

1966 Dean Sams (keyboardist for Lonestar) is born in Garland, Texas.

1963 James Hetfield of Metallica is born in Downey, California.

1963 Ed Roland (lead vocalist for Collective Soul) is born in Stockbridge, Georgia.

1961 Lee Rocker, upright bass player in The Stray Cats, is born Leon Drucker in Long Island, New York.

1953 Ian Bairnson (guitarist for Pilot, The Alan Parsons Project) is born in Lerwick, Shetland Isles, Scotland.

1951 Johnny Graham (multi-instrumentalist of Earth, Wind & Fire) is born in Louisville, Kentucky.

1949 Morris "B.B." Dickerson (bass guitarist for War) is born in Torrance, California.

1946 John York (bass guitarist for The Byrds) is born in White Plains, New York.

1941 Beverly Lee (of The Shirelles) is born in Passaic, New Jersey.

1936 Kenny Hodges (bass guitarist for Spanky and Our Gang) is born in Jacksonville, Florida.

1929 Arthur Wood (keyboardist for The Climax Blues Band) is born.

1926 Tony Bennett is born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in Astoria, Queens, New York. In 1962, he will perform "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" for the first time, and it becomes his signature song.

1924 Gordon Stoker of Elvis Presley's backing group, The Jordanaires, is born in Gleason, Tennessee.

1921 Broadway lyricist/composer Richard Adler (The Pajama Game) is born in New York City. With Frank Loesser, he writes Tony Bennett's "Rags To Riches."

1920 Jazz trumpeter Charlie Shavers, who will work with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday, is born in New York City.

1917 Jazz trumpeter Les Elgart is born in New Haven, Connecticut.

1902 Ray Bloch, arranger and orchestra conductor for the long-running Ed Sullivan Show, is born in Alsace-Lorraine.

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