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1981 Steve Jocz (drummer for Sum 41) is born in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. He directs music videos for the band's "Underclass Hero," "With Me," and "Screaming Bloody Murder."

1980 Michelle Williams (of Destiny's Child) is born in Rockford, Illinois.

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.

1971 Chad Gracey (drummer for Live, The Gracious Few) is born in York, Pennsylvania.

1971 Dalvin "Mr. Dalvin" DeGrate (rapper for the R&B quartet Jodeci) is born in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 Slash (lead guitarist for Guns N' Roses) is born Saul Hudson in Hampstead, London, England.

1964 Tim Kellett (of Simply Red) is born in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England.

1964 Nick Menza (drummer for Megadeth) is born in Munich, Germany. He is the son of jazz saxophonist Don Menza.

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.

1948 John Hall (founder of Orleans) is born in Baltimore, Maryland, but grows up in Elmira, New York.

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.

1943 Singer-songwriter Tony Joe White is born in Oak Grove, Louisiana. He has a hit with 1969's "Polk Salad Annie" and pens "Rainy Night In Georgia," made famous by Brook Benton in 1970.

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.

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