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1967 Dan Roberts (bass guitarist for Crash Test Dummies) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1966 R&B/pop singer Johnny Gill (of New Edition) is born in Washington, DC.

1962 Jesse Valenzuela (original vocalist, then guitarist for Gin Blossoms) is born.

1959 Morrissey (frontman of The Smiths) is born Steven Patrick Morrissey in Davyhulme, Lancashire, England.

1955 Jerry Dammers (keyboardist for The Specials) is born in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, South India.

1955 John Grimaldi (guitarist for Argent) is born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

1950 Bernie Taupin is born in Lincolnshire, England. He becomes Elton John's lyricist, and also co-writes #1 hits for two other acts: "These Dreams" for Heart and "We Built This City" for Starship.

1930 Jazz bandleader/trumpeter Kenny Ball is born Ilford, Essex, England.

1813 Richard Wagner is born in Leipzig, Germany.

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