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1981 Alex Band (vocalist for The Calling) is born in Los Angeles, California. His father is horror film director Charles Band, known for the Puppet Master franchise.

1979 Guitarist Derek Trucks is born in Jacksonville, Florida. After forming The Derek Trucks Band, he serves in The Allman Brothers Band from 1999-2014 alongside his uncle, drummer Butch Trucks.

1977 Kanye West is born in Atlanta, Georgia. He produces tracks for Jay-Z before starting his solo career in 2004 with his album The College Dropout.

1970 R&B singer Nicci Gilbert (of Brownstone) is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1962 Nick Rhodes (keyboardist for Duran Duran) is born Nicholas James Bates in Birmingham, England. He is instrumental in the band's success, introducing them to both the analogue synthesizer sound that becomes their signature and also driving them to focus on making creative music videos.

1960 Mick Hucknall (lead singer of Simply Red) is born in Manchester, England.

1954 Greg Ginn (guitarist for Black Flag) is born in Tucson, Arizona.

1953 Bonnie Tyler is born Gaynor Hopkins in Skewen, Neath, Wales.

1953 Jeff "Worzel" Rich (drummer for Status Quo, The Climax Blues Band) is born in Hackney, London, England.

1944 Boz Scaggs is born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio.

1942 Chuck Negron (of Three Dog Night) is born in Manhattan, New York.

1940 Nancy Sinatra is born in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her parents are Frank Sinatra and his wife Nancy Barbato. Nancy Jr. becomes a singer like her dad, and in 1966 has a #1 hit with "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'."

1936 Teen idol James Darren is born James William Ercolani in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He rises to fame playing Moondoggie alongside Sandra Dee's Gidget and releases a string of pop records like the 1961 hit "Goodbye Cruel World."

1810 Romantic era composer Robert Schumann is born in Zwickau, Germany.

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