1974 Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is born in Alberta, Canada.
1972 Harry Chapin's son Josh is born, which gives him a new appreciation for the poem his wife Sandy wrote (about her ex-husband) called "Cat's In The Cradle." Harry puts music to the poem and it becomes his biggest hit.
1955 Joe Leeway (of Thompson Twins) is born in Islington, London, England.
1953 R&B singer Alexander O'Neal is born in Natchez, Mississippi. Known for '80s hits like "If You Were Here Tonight," "Criticize," and "Fake."
1952 Michael Cooper (lead singer, guitarist for Con Funk Shun) is born in Vallejo, California. Known for '70s R&B hits like "Ffun," "Shake and Dance with Me," and "Chase Me," to name a few.
1949 Steve Fossen (bassist, percussionist for Heart) is born.
1945 Frida (of ABBA) is born Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad in Bjorkasen, Ballangen, Norway.
1941 Rick Kemp (bass player for Steeleye Span) is born in Little Hanford, Dorset, England.
1937 R&B singer Little Willie John is born William Edward (or Edgar) John in Cullendale, Arkansas, but would be raised in Detroit, Michigan. Known for hits like "Need Your Love So Bad" and "Fever," famously covered by Fleetwood Mac and Peggy Lee, respectively.
1932 Petula Clark is born Sally Olwen Clark in Epsom, Surrey, England. Petula is a nickname given to her by her father.
1929 Soul singer Joe Hinton is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Known for the 1964 hit "Funny How Time Slips Away," written by Willie Nelson.
1928 Singer-songwriter C.W. McCall is born William Dale Fries Jr. in Audubon, Iowa.
1905 Conductor Mantovani is born Annunzio Paolo Mantovani in Venice, Italy.Find more in our Categories
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