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1974 Rapper Canibus is born Germaine Williams in Kingston, Jamaica. He would spend his childhood moving to various cities, following his mother's career.

1972 Tre Cool (drummer for Green Day) is born Frank Edwin Wright III in Frankfurt, West Germany, but would be raised in Willits, California.

1971 Portishead instrumentalist Geoff Barrow is born in Somerset, England.

1969 Jakob Dylan (lead singer for The Wallflowers) is born in New York City, New York. He is the fifth and youngest child of Bob Dylan and his first wife, Sara Lownds.

1968 Brian Bell (rhythm guitarist/keyboardist for Weezer) is born in Iowa City, Iowa.

1958 Nick Seymour (bass guitarist for Crowded House) is born in Benalla, Victoria, Australia.

1957 Donny Osmond is born in Ogden, Utah. At age 5, he starts performing with his brothers in their group The Osmonds; by 13, he's the star of the group with his own solo career.

1950 Joan Armatrading is born in Basseterre, Saint Kitts. Her family moves to England when she is 7, and raises her in Birmingham.

1946 Walter "Clyde" Orange (drummer, vocalist for Commodores) is born in Florida. He sings lead on the hits "Brick House" and "Nightshift."

1944 R&B singer Shirley Brickley (The Orlons) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1944 Neil Innes (The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles) is born in Danbury, Essex, England.

1941 Country singer Dan Hicks is born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Known for songs like "I Scare Myself" and "Canned Music."

1939 Sam Strain (Little Anthony & The Imperials, The O'Jays) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1935 Country singer David Houston is born Bossier City, Louisiana. His 1966 breakthrough hit "Almost Persuaded" spends nine weeks atop the Country chart - a feat not matched again until Taylor Swift's 2012 smash "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" goes on a 9-week run.

1934 Bluesman Junior Wells is born Amos Wells Blakemore Jr. He is raised in West Memphis, Arkansas (where he may have also been born). He learns harmonica from his cousin, Junior Parker.

1906 Tenor saxophonist Freddy Martin is born in Cleveland, Ohio.

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