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1990 The Weeknd is born Abel Tesfaye in Toronto.

1961 Andy Taylor (guitarist for Duran Duran) is born in Cullercoats, Northumberland, England. He later joins supergroup The Power Station while Duran Duran are on hiatus. The success of his new venture persuades him to leave the band he helped form as a teenager.

1958 Ice-T (Tracy Marrow) is born in Newark, New Jersey. He takes his stage name in honor of a notorious poet/pimp named Iceberg Slim.

1952 James Ingram is born in Akron, Ohio.

1949 Lyn Paul of The New Seekers is born Lynda Susan Belcher in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England.

1935 Sonny Bono is born in Detroit. He finds success as a producer and record executive before marrying Cher, with whom he forms the duo Sonny & Cher. He is elected to Congress in California, where he serves until the time of his death.

1934 Herbie and Harold Kalin (of the pop duo Kalin Twins) are born in Port Jervis, New York.

1931 Otis Blackwell, composer of the seminal rock 'n roll tunes "Great Balls of Fire" and "All Shook Up," and the R&B sizzler "Fever," is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1918 Patty Andrews (lead singer of The Andrews Sisters) is born in Mound, Minnesota.

1916 Bill Doggett, composer of the hit R&B instrumental "Honky Tonk," is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1901 Orchestra leader Wayne King, who has a #1 hit with "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" in 1931, is born in Savanna, Illinois.

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