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1978 Nicole Scherzinger (of The Pussycat Dolls) is born Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1960 Disco singer Evelyn "Champagne" King is born in The Bronx, New York City.

1953 Dokken frontman and namesake Don Dokken (his real name) is born in Los Angeles.

1953 Men at Work frontman Colin Hay is born in Kilwinning, Scotland. He moves Down Under with his family when he's 14.

1951 Billy Hinsche of Dino, Desi & Billy is born in Manila, Philippines. After moving to Beverly Hills, he meets future bandmates Desi Arnaz Jr. and Dean Paul Martin.

1948 Twin brothers Derv and Lincoln Gordon of The Equals are born in Jamaica.

1948 Ian Paice, Deep Purple's drummer and founding member, is born in Nottingham, England.

1943 Pop singer Little Eva is born Eva Narcissus Boyd in Belhaven, North Carolina.

1943 Roger Spear (multi-instrumentalist of The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) is born in Hammersmith, London, England.

1942 Brazilian musician and songwriter Gilberto Gil is born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

1940 L. Russell Brown, a lyricist and composer known for Tony Orlando and Dawn's "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" and "Knock Three Times," is born in Newark, New Jersey.

1938 Billy Storm (of The Valiants, The Alley Cats) is born in Dayton, Ohio. With The Valiants, he released the first version of "Good Golly Miss Molly."

1935 Leonard Lee (of Shirley & Lee) is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1922 Ralph Burns, pianist and composer who arranged the string orchestra for Ray Charles' "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "Georgia On My Mind," is born in Newton, Massachusetts.

1922 Jazz drummer Elmer J. "Mousey" Alexander, who would accompany Benny Goodman on a tour of the Far East, is born in Gary, Indiana.

1911 Bernard Herrmann, a film composer who often collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock, is born Max Herman in New York City.

1910 "Baby It's Cold Outside" songwriter Frank Loesser is born in New York City.

1901 Nelson Eddy, a singer and actor known for his collaborations with Jeannette MacDonald, is born in Providence, Rhode Island.

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