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1980 Jessica Simpson is born in Abilene, Texas.

1977 Cher gives birth to Elijah Blue Allman, her first and only child with Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers.

1965 Peter DiStefano (guitarist for Porno For Pyros) is born in Santa Monica, California.

1962 Christopher "Play" Martin (of Kid 'N Play) is born in Queens, New York City.

1959 Sandy West is born Sandy Pesavento in Long Beach, California. Together with Joan Jett, she is a founding member of the teenage all-female rock band The Runaways, playing drums. After the band splits she leaves the music industry, and dies at the age of 47 from lung cancer.

1954 Neil Tennant (lead vocalist, keyboardist for Pet Shop Boys) is born in North Shields, Tyneside, England.

1949 Dave Smalley (lead singer, guitarist of Down By Law) is born in Oil City, Pennsylvania.

1949 Greg Kihn is born in Baltimore, Maryland.

1947 Arlo Guthrie is born in Coney Island, New York.

1944 John "Beaky" Dymond (of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich) is born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

1943 Jerry Miller (songwriter, guitarist for Moby Grape) is born in Tacoma, Washington.

1942 Heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (of Black Sabbath, Rainbow) is born Ronald James Padavona in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

1942 Sixto Díaz Rodríguez (better known simply as "Rodríguez") is born in Detroit, Michigan. He is the subject of the 2012 film Searching for Sugar Man.

1941 Ian Whitcomb, known for the 1965 hit "You Turn Me On," is born in Woking, Surrey, England.

1937 Rockabilly singer Jumpin' Gene Simmons is born in Mississippi. He begins his music career at Sun Records as an opening act for Elvis Presley.

1937 Singer and TV personality Sandy Stewart, known for the 1963 hit "My Coloring Book," is born Sandra Galitz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1895 German composer Carl Orff, known for the 1937 cantata Carmina Burana, is born in Munich.

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