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Pick a Day

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1974 Nelly is born Cornell Haynes, Jr. in Austin, Texas, but grows up in St. Louis, where he becomes the first major rapper to emerge from the city.

1971 John Hampson (vocalist, guitarist for Nine Days) is born in the US.

1969 Reginald Arvizu (bassist for KoRn) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1963 Bobby Dall (bassist for Poison) is born Robert Harry Kuykendall in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

1962 Ron McGovney (original Metallica bassist) is born in Los Angeles, California. McGovney can be heard on the first Metallica demos, Power Metal and No Life 'Til Leather.

1961 k.d. lang is born Kathryn Dawn Lang in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

1957 Carter Beauford (drummer for The Dave Matthews Band) is born in Charlottesville, Virginia.

1952 Maxine Nightingale is born in Wembley, London, England.

1947 Dave Pegg (bassist for Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention) is born in Acock's Green, Birmingham, England.

1945 J.D. Souther is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1945 Len "Chip" Hawkes (bassist for The Tremeloes) is born in England.

1944 Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer is born in Todmorden, Yorkshire, England, where his family has been evacuated during World War II. He grows up in Worthing, Sussex, learning classical piano but later expanding into rock and jazz.

1941 Bruce Welch (guitarist, vocalist for The Shadows) is born in Bognor Regis, England.

1938 Jay Black (lead singer of Jay and the Americans) is born David Blatt in New York City, where he'll grow up in the Boro Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

1937 R&B vocalist Earl "Speedoo" Carroll (of The Cadillacs, The Coasters) is born in New York City.

1926 Country musician Charlie Walker, known for the 1958 hit "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down," is born in Copeville, Texas.

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