1968 LL Cool J is born James Todd Smith in Bay, New York. His stage name stands for Ladies Love Cool James.
1965 Richard Walters, better known as Slick Rick, is born in London, England. He's one of the first acts signed to Def Jam Records and becomes a rap legend upon the release of his 1988 solo debut, The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick.
1959 Geoff Tate (lead singer for Queensryche) is born in Stuttgart, West Germany.
1959 Chas Smash (of Madness) is born Cathal Joseph Smyth in London, England.
1948 T-Bone Burnett is born Joseph Henry Burnett III in St. Louis, Missouri. A guitarist, songwriter and producer, he wins an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind " from the 2009 movie Crazy Heart.
1948 Tim Harris (original drummer for The Foundations) is born in England.
1938 Country singer Billie Jo Spears is born in Beaumont, Texas. Her first hit is "Mr. Walker It's All Over" in 1969.
1938 Jack Jones is born in Hollywood, California, to actor Allan Jones and actress Irene Hervey.
1936 Soul singer Clarence Carter is born in Montgomery, Alabama.
1931 Caterina Valente is born to Italian parents in Paris, France.
1929 Country singer Billy Walker is born in Ralls, Texas. Known for the 1962 hit "Charlie's Shoes."
1917 Jazz trumpeter Billy Butterfield is born in Middletown, Ohio. In 1940, he plays a legendary solo on Artie Shaw's hit rendition of "Stardust."
1908 Russ Columbo is born Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo in Camden, New Jersey.Find more in our Categories
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