1966 Rick Astley is born in Lancashire, England. He gets a big break when the producer Pete Waterman of Stock Aitken Waterman spots him singing at a showcase and offers him an office job, which leads to a record deal.
1964 The Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie is born in Kingston, Ontario.
1962 Axl Rose, born William Bruce Rose, Jr., is born in Lafayette, Indiana (his stage name is an anagram for "Oral Sex"). Rose forms the band Guns N' Roses.
1957 Simon Phillips (drummer for Toto) is born in London, England.
1949 Mike Batt is born in Southampton, England. He writes Art Garfunkel's "Bright Eyes" for the 1978 animated film Watership Down.
1947 Allan Jones (saxophonist for Amen Corner) is born in Swansea, Glamorgan, South Wales.
1943 "50s teen idol Fabian is born Fabiano Forte in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1941 Pop singer Dave Berry is born David Holgate Grundy in Woodhouse, Sheffield, England.Find more in our Categories
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