1984 Rapper Trey Songz is born Tremaine Aldon Neverson in Petersburg, Virginia.
1974 Rapper Apl.de.Ap (of Black Eyed Peas) is born Allan Pineda Lindo in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. He relocates to the US at age 14, where he is adopted by lawyer Joe Ben Hudgens.
1949 Paul Shaffer is born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The multi-instrumentalist finds fame as a bandleader on the Late Show with David Letterman.
1948 Little River Band guitarist Beeb Birtles is born Gerard Bertelkamp in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1947 Gary Taylor (bassist, rhythm guitarist for The Herd) is born Graham John Taylor in Walton-on-Thames, London, England.
1943 Randy Newman is born in Los Angeles, California.
1943 "Take a Letter Maria" singer R.B. Greaves is born Ronald Bertram Aloysius Greaves III in Georgetown, Guyana.
1940 Bruce Channel, known for the 1962 hit "Hey Baby," is born in Jacksonville, Texas.
1939 Gary Troxel (of The Fleetwoods) is born in Centralia, Washington.
1936 Jazz drummer Roy McCurdy (of Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born in Rochester, New York.
1929 Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. is born in Detroit, Michigan.
1915 Jazz trumpeter Dick Vance is born in Mayfield, Kentucky, but will be raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He blows his horn for a number of prominent Big Bands, including Chick Webb's orchestra.
1829 Pianist/composer Anton Rubinstein is born in Vikhvatinets, a village in present-day Moldova (formerly part of the Russian Empire).Find more in our Categories
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