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1970 Mark Trojanowski (Sister Hazel drummer) is born.

1968 Mike Patton (lead singer of Faith No More) is born in Eureka, California.

1961 Margo Timmins (lead vocalist of Cowboy Junkies) is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is one of six children, including brothers Michael and Peter, who become her bandmates.

1961 Gillian Gilbert (New Order keyboardist) is born in Whalley Range, Manchester, England.

1951 Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy drummer) is born in Dublin, Ireland.

1951 Seth Justman (The J. Geils Band keyboardist) is born in Washington, D.C.

1948 Kim Gardner (of Ashton, Gardner & Dyke) is born in Dulwich, London, England.

1946 Nedra Talley (of The Ronettes) is born in New York City.

1944 Rocker Kevin Coyne is born in Derby, England.

1944 Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is born in Birmingham, England.

1931 Rudi Maugeri (of The Crew-Cuts) is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1930 Bobby "Blue" Bland is born Robert Calvin Brooks in Barretville, Tennessee.

1919 Ross Bagdasarian is born in Fresno, California. Using the stage name David Seville, he would create the The Chipmunks.

1918 Lyle "Skitch" Henderson is born on a farm near Halstad, Minnesota. As a pianist and composer, he will work with the likes of Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby.

1918 Elmore James is born Elmore Brooks in Richland, Mississippi.

1916 Swing jazz pianist Milt Raskin is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1895 Film producer, record executive and occasional lyricist Buddy DeSylva is born George Gard DeSylva in New York. He co-wrote the Al Jolson hit "April Showers."

1895 Composer Harry Ruby ("A Kiss to Build a Dream On") is born in New York City.

1885 Pop composer Jerome Kern ("The Way You Look Tonight") is born in New York City.

1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born in Salzburg, Austria.

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