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1975 Rapper Taboo (of Black Eyed Peas) is born Jaime Luis Gomez in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California.
1975 R&B singer Tameka "Tiny" Cottle (of Xscape) is born in Jonesboro, Georgia. She receives a Grammy Award as a co-writer on TLC's hit "No Scrubs."
1966 Ellen Reid (keyboardist/accordionist for Crash Test Dummies) is born in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada.
1966 Tanya Donelly is born in Newport, Rhode Island. She forms Throwing Muses with her stepsister Kristin Hersh when both are 14; Donelly later forms Belly and The Breeders.
1965 Igor Khoroshev (keyboardist for Yes) is born in Moscow, Russia (then part of the Soviet Union).
1953 Bebe Buell is born in Portsmouth, Virginia. Though she later rejects the description, she becomes one of the most famous "groupies" of all time, hooking up with a host of stars including Todd Rundgren, to whom she is married from 1972 to 1979. Rundgren brings up her daughter Liv - later revealed to be the biological child of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.
1952 Chris Cross (bass guitarist for Ultravox) is born in Tottenham, London, England.
1949 Music executive Tommy Mottola is born in The Bronx, New York City. Before landing a 15-year gig as head of Sony Music, Mottola starts out as a talent manager helping acts like Hall & Oates and Carly Simon secure record deals. He's also known for marrying - and divorcing - Mariah Carey.
1932 Country singer Del Reeves, known for the 1965 novelty hit "Girl On The Billboard" and the 1968 trucker's anthem "Looking At The World Through A Windshield," is born Franklin Delano Reeves in Sparta, North Carolina.
1926 Lowman "Pete" Pauling (songwriter, guitarist for The 5 Royales) is born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
1912 Woody Guthrie is born in Okemah, Oklahoma. He writes thousands of songs, many that remain unrecorded as lyric sheets in the Guthrie Archives.Find more in our Categories
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