1992 Rapper Mac Miller is born Malcolm McCormick in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His 2011 debut album Blue Slide Park goes to #1 in America despite being independently distributed.
1969 R&B singer Trey Lorenz is born Lloyd Lorenz Smith in Florence, South Carolina. He starts his music career as a backing singer for Mariah Carey and gains notoriety when they team up on the duet "I'll Be There."
1963 Caron Wheeler (lead singer of Soul II Soul) is born in Acton, London, England.
1957 Mickey Virtue (keyboardist for UB40) is born in Birmingham, England.
1953 Desi Arnaz Jr. is born to Hollywood powercouple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, stars of the wildly popular sitcom I Love Lucy. The birth is a pop culture milestone as the couple's fictional counterparts, Lucy and Ricky, welcome "Little Ricky" at the same time (a smart, but controversial, decision to write Ball's pregnancy into the show). Shortly after, Desi Jr. appears on the very first cover of TV Guide. He goes on to form a band with Dean Martin's son Dean Paul and schoolmate Billy Hinsche (Dino, Desi & Billy).
1952 Dewey Bunnell (of America) is born in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.
1951 Martha Davis (lead singer of The Motels) is born in California.
1949 Robert Palmer is born in Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He lands his breakthrough singing on the Alan Brown Set's 1969 single "Gypsy Girl."
1948 Harvey Hinsley (guitarist for Hot Chocolate) is born in Northampton, England.
1947 Original Deep Purple lead singer Rod Evans is born in Buckinghamshire, England.
1946 Dolly Parton is born in Sevier County, Tennessee, the fourth of twelve children.
1944 Laurie London, known for the 1958 hit single "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," is born in Bethnal Green, East London, England.
1943 Janis Joplin is born in Port Arthur, Texas.
1942 Michael Crawford is born Michael Patrick Smith in Salisbury, England. He originates the title role in the Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera.
1939 Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers is born in Chicago, Illinois, the younger brother of future bandmate Don.
1908 Comedian and cornet player Ish Kabibble is born Merwyn Bogue in North East, Pennsylvania. He borrows his stage name from the novelty song "Isch ga-bibble," a play on a Yiddish expression meaning "I should worry?"Find more in our Categories
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