1970 Ulf Ekberg (of Ace Of Base) is born in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1962 Ben Watt (of the alt rock duo Everything but the Girl) is born in Marylebone, London, England.
1961 David Lovering (drummer for the Pixies) is born in Burlington, Massachusetts.
1961 Keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin, who is on tour with Smashing Pumpkins when he dies of a drug overdose in 1996, is born in Los Angeles. He is the brother of Wendy Melvoin of Wendy & Lisa.
1956 Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot guitarist) is born in Santa Monica, California.
1956 Peter Buck (lead guitarist for R.E.M.) is born in Berkeley, California. While attending the University of Georgia, he works at Wuxtry Records and meets future bandmate Michael Stipe.
1955 Rick Buckler (drummer for The Jam) is born in Woking, Surrey, England.
1947 Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown frontman) is born in Newbridge, Caerphilly, Wales.
1947 Jazz bassist Miroslav Vitous (of Weather Report) is born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
1943 Mike Smith (lead vocalist, keyboardist for The Dave Clark Five) is born in Edmonton, North London, England.
1941 Country singer Helen Cornelius, known for a string of popular duets with Jim Ed Brown ("I Don't Want To Have To Marry You," 1976), is born in Monroe City, Missouri.
1939 '60s teen idol Steve Alaimo, who becomes host of Dick Clark's Where the Action Is, is born in Omaha, Nebraska.
1920 Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, composer of the standard "In Your Own Sweet Way," is born in Concord, California.
1896 Ira Gershwin is born in New York City. With his younger brother George, he writes music for many popular songs, including "Summertime."Find more in our Categories
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