1975 Lauryn Hill is born in East Orange, New Jersey.
1967 Kristen Pfaff (bassist for Hole) is born in Buffalo, New York.
1948 Stevie Nicks is born Stephanie Lynn Nicks in Phoenix, Arizona, but is raised in California. After releasing an album with her boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham in 1973, the duo join Fleetwood Mac, helping the group transform from a renowned blues band to one of the most popular (and intriguing) groups in the world.
1946 Mick Ronson, who becomes David Bowie's guitarist, is born in England.
1945 Garry Peterson (drummer for The Guess Who) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
1944 Verden Allen (organist for Mott The Hoople) is born Terence Allen in Crynant, Neath, Wales.
1941 Art Sharp (former lead vocalist, guitarist for Nashville Teens) is born in Woking, Surrey, England.
1940 Ray Ennis (vocalist, lead guitarist for Swinging Blue Jeans) is born in Huyton, Liverpool, England.
1940 Levon Helm (lead vocalist for The Band) is born Mark Lavon Helm in Elaine, Arkansas, but will grow up in nearby Turkey Scratch.
1926 Miles Davis is born in Alton, Illinois.
1920 Peggy Lee is born Norma Deloris Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota.
1916 Louis Thomas Hardin, aka Moondog, is born in Marysville, Kansas. Aside from forging a career as a musician, composer, and inventor, he becomes well-known as a street musician in New York City, where his cloak and Viking-style helmet earns him the nickname "the Viking of 6th Avenue."
1909 Delta bluesman "Papa Charlie" McCoy is born in Jackson, Mississippi.
1904 George Formby, who will become a popular comedic actor and singer throughout the '30s and '40s, is born George Hoy Booth in Wigan, Lancashire, England.
1886 Al Jolson is born Asa Yoelson in Seredžius, Lithuania (then part of the Russian Empire).Find more in our Categories
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