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1956 Marky Ramone (drummer for The Ramones) is born Marc Steven Bell in Brooklyn, New York.

1956 Joe Satriani is born in Westbury, New York.

1953 Alicia Bridges is born in Lawndale, North Carolina. Known for the disco hit "I Love The Nightlife (Disco 'Round)."

1952 Jeff Carlisi (guitarist for .38 Special) is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1952 Johnny Thunders (of New York Dolls) is born John Anthony Genzale Jr. in Queens, New York.

1952 David Pack (frontman for Ambrosia) is born in Huntington Park, California.

1948 Thomas Delmer Pyle is born in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1974, under the name Artimus Pyle, he joins the band Lynyrd Skynyrd. His musical career with Skynyrd earns him induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

1947 Guitarist Peter Banks, a founding member of Yes who is with the band until 1970, is born Peter William Brockbanks in Chipping Barnet, North London, England.

1947 Roger Kynard "Roky" Erickson, founder of the 13th Floor Elevators and pioneer of psychedelic music, is born.

1946 Linda Ronstadt is born in Tucson, Arizona. Her music career starts as lead singer of the folk trio the Stone Poneys.

1945 Peter Lewis (rhythm guitarist for Moby Grape) is born in Los Angeles, California, to actress Loretta Young and writer-producer Tom Lewis.

1944 Soul singer-songwriter Millie Jackson is born in Thomson, Georgia.

1936 H. B. Barnum is born in Houston, Texas. A child star, he makes his foray into music as "Pee Wee Barnum" and later becomes a sought-after arranger for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, and The Supremes.

1936 Country singer Tommy Dee is born in Vicker, Virginia. In 1959, he writes the hit "Three Stars" in honor of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, who tragically died in a plane crash earlier that year.

1913 Country singer Cowboy Copas is born Lloyd Estel Copas in Blue Creek, Ohio.

1905 Dorothy Fields, co-writer of "The Way You Look Tonight," is born in Allenhurst, New Jersey.

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