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1977 Rapper Fabolous is born John David Jackson in Brooklyn, New York City.

1969 Duncan Sheik is born in Montclair, New Jersey.

1962 Kirk Hammett (lead guitarist for Metallica) is born in San Francisco, California.

1960 Kim Wilde is born Kim Smith to Vernon Girls vocalist Joyce Baker and '50s rock 'n roller Marty Wilde (real name Reginald Smith) in Chiswick, Middlesex, England.

1958 Michael Ramos (keyboardist, accordionist for the BoDeans) is born.

1952 John Parr is born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England.

1950 Graham Parker (lead singer of Graham Parker & the Rumour) is born in London, England.

1950 Rudy Sarzo (bass guitarist for Quiet Riot, Whitesnake) is born Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont in Havana, Cuba, but will be raised in Florida.

1949 Herman Rarebell (drummer for the Scorpions) is born in Schmelz, Germany.

1946 "Wonderful Summer" singer Robin Ward is born Jacqueline McDonnell in Hawaii but will be raised in Nebraska. Using the name Jackie Ward, she works as a session singer for commercials, TV shows, movies, and recording studios. She sings on the theme to The Partridge Family, dubs over Natalie Wood's vocals in The Great Race, and provides backup to Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Barbra Streisand.

1941 Pop singer Con Cluskey (of The Bachelors) is born in Dublin, Ireland.

1936 Jazz trumpeter Don Cherry is born in Oklahoma. He'll soon move to Los Angeles, California, where he is influenced by a vibrant jazz scene.

1927 Hank Ballard, who wrote and originally recorded "The Twist," is born John Henry Kendricks in Detroit, Michigan. He is raised in Birmingham, Alabama.

1926 Dorothy Collins is born Marjorie Chandler in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The Broadway actress hits #16 on the pop chart with "My Boy - Flat Top" in 1955.

1909 Singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer is born in Savannah, Georgia. Composed '40s hits like "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)," and "That Old Black Magic," and added lyrics to popular instrumentals like "Laura," "Midnight Sun," and "Satin Doll."

1786 German composer Carl Maria von Weber is born in Eutin, Holstein.

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