1980 Michelle Williams (of Destiny's Child) is born in Rockford, Illinois.
1971 Dalvin "Mr. Dalvin" DeGrate (rapper for the R&B quartet Jodeci) is born in Charlotte, North Carolina.
1971 Chad Gracey (drummer for Live, The Gracious Few) is born in York, Pennsylvania.
1971 Bluegrass-country performer Alison Krauss is born in Decatur, Illinois. She meets Union Station bandmate Dan Tyminski at a 1984 festival held by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America.
1970 Sam Watters (of Color Me Badd) is born in Camp Springs, Maryland. He follows up his Color Me Badd tenure as a hit songwriter for Kelly Clarkson ("All I Ever Wanted") and Fantasia ("When I See You"), among others.
1965 Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is born Saul Hudson in Hampstead, London, England. He moves to Los Angeles in 1976.
1964 Nick Menza (drummer for Megadeth) is born in Munich, Germany. He is the son of jazz saxophonist Don Menza.
1964 Tim Kellett (of Simply Red) is born in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England.
1961 Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is born in Essex, England.
1954 Marisa DeFranco (of The DeFranco Family) is born in Ontario, Canada.
1952 Jazz singer Janis Siegel (of The Manhattan Transfer) is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1950 Blair Thornton (guitarist for Bachman-Turner Overdrive) is born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1947 David Essex is born David Albert Cook in London. Known in America for his hit "Rock On," he is far more successful in the UK, where he lands 19 Top 40 hits and acts in a number of big musicals, including the London production of Evita.
1946 English multi-instrumentalist Andy Mackay (of Roxy Music) is born in Lostwithiel, Cornwall.
1944 Dino Danelli (drummer for The Young Rascals) is born in Jersey City, New Jersey.
1942 Soul singer Madeline Bell (of Blue Mink) is born in Newark, New Jersey. She lands her first big hit in 1968 with a cover of Dee Dee Warwick's "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me."
1935 Cleveland Duncan (original tenor for The Penguins) is born in Los Angeles, California.
1933 Bert Convy is born in St. Louis, Missouri. As a member of the vocal group The Cheers, he lands a hit with the 1955 single "Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots." His greater success comes as an actor and game show host of Tattletales, Super Password, and Win, Lose or Draw.Find more in our Categories
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