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1972 The Notorious B.I.G. is born Christopher George Latore Wallace in Brooklyn, New York.

1955 Stan Lynch (original drummer for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1948 Leo Sayer is born Gerard Hugh Sayer in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England.

1947 Bill Champlin (keyboardist, guitarist for Chicago) is born in Oakland, California.

1944 Marcie Blane, known for the '60s pop hit "Bobby's Girl," is born Marcia Blank in Brooklyn, New York.

1943 Hilton Valentine (original guitarist for The Animals) is born in North Shields, Northumberland, England.

1943 Vincent Crane is born in Reading, England. As a member of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, he co-writes "Fire," and later joins Atomic Rooster.

1941 Ronald Isley (of The Isley Brothers) is born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1904 Fats Waller is born Thomas Waller in New York City.

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