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1958 Jools Holland (original keyboardist for Squeeze) is born in Blackheath, London, England.

1953 Pop singer-songwriter Matthew Wilder is born Matthew Weiner in Manhattan, New York.

1949 John Belushi is born in Chicago. He is one of the original cast members on Saturday Night Live and forms The Blues Brothers with fellow SNL star Dan Aykroyd.

1947 Warren Zevon is born in Chicago, Illinois. He tours as a keyboardist with The Everly Brothers in the '70s while attempting to kickstart a solo career. He gets a boost when Linda Ronstadt begins recording several of his tunes.

1941 Aaron Neville, vocalist with the Neville Brothers, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also finds success as a solo artist, and sings on the hit duet "Don't Know Much" with Linda Ronstadt.

1941 Neil Diamond (yep, that's his real name) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1939 Ray Stevens is born Harold Ray Ragsdale in Clarkdale, Georgia.

1936 Canadian rock 'n roll singer Jack Scott is born Giovanni Domenico Scafone, Jr. in Windsor, Ontario.

1936 Country singer/musician Doug Kershaw is born in Tiel Ridge in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

1934 R&B/gospel singer Ann Cole is born Cynthia Coleman in Newark, New Jersey.

1933 Zeke Carey (of The Flamingos) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1829 Composer William Mason, who becomes the first American piano student of Franz Liszt and Ignaz Moscheles, is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

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