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1977 DJ Joseph Hahn (of Linkin Park) is born in Dallas, Texas, but grows up in Glendale, California.

1975 will.i.am (of Black Eyed Peas) is born William Adams in Los Angeles.

1972 Mark Hoppus (bassist, co-lead vocalist of blink-182) is born in Ridgecrest, California.

1968 Jon Schaffer (guitarist for Iced Earth) is born in Franklin, Indiana.

1968 Mark McGrath (frontman for Sugar Ray) is born in Hartford, Connecticut.

1964 R&B singer Rockwell is born Kennedy William Gordy in Detroit, Michigan.

1963 Bret Michaels (lead singer of Poison) is born Bret Michael Sychak in Butler, Pennsylvania.

1962 Terence Trent D'Arby is born in Manhattan, New York. He lands a bit hit with "Wishing Well" in 1987, and in 2001 he changes his name to Sananda Maitreya.

1955 Dee Snider (lead singer of Twisted Sister) is born in Astoria, Queens, New York.More

1947 Rock musician/producer Ry Cooder is born in Los Angeles, California.

1947 Frank Lugo (bassist for ? & the Mysterians) is born.

1946 Howard Scott (guitarist for War) is born in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles, but grows up in Compton.

1943 Sly Stone (frontman for Sly & the Family Stone) is born Sylvester Stewart in Denton, Texas.

1941 Mike Love of The Beach Boys is born in Los Angeles.

1940 Phil Lesh (bass guitarist for The Grateful Dead) is born in Berkeley, California.

1936 Songwriter Howard Greenfield ("Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," "Oh! Carol") is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1932 Record producer Arif Mardin is born in Istanbul, Turkey. He works at Atlantic Records for 30 years before becoming general manager of Manhattan Records (then under the umbrella of EMI).

1931 D.J. Fontana (drummer for Elvis Presley) is born Dominic Joseph Fontana in Shreveport, Louisiana.

1921 Doo-wop musician Les Cooper, known for the 1962 instrumental hit "Wiggle Wobble," is born in Norfolk, Virginia.

1919 Record producer George Avakian is born in Russia. Produced albums for Jazz artists like Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis.

1912 Country blues singer/songwriter Lightnin' Hopkins is born in Centerville, Texas.

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