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1994 Lauren Alaina, the runner-up on the 10th season of American Idol, is born in Rossville, Georgia.

1977 Country singer Bucky Covington is born William Joel Covington III, along with identical twin brother Robert, in Rockingham, North Carolina. Bucky will go on to compete on Season 5 of American Idol, taking eighth place.

1970 Reggae singer Diana King is born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica. She cameos on The Notorious B.I.G.'s 1994 song "Respect" before landing a recording contract with Sony Music.

1961 Leif Garrett is born Leif Per Nervik in Hollywood, California.

1954 Rickie Lee Jones is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1949 Bonnie Raitt is born in Burbank, California.

1947 Soul singer Minnie Riperton is born in Bronzeville, Chicago, Illinois.

1946 Roy Wood of The Move, Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard is born in Kitts Green, Birmingham, England.

1945 Don Murray (drummer for The Turtles) is born in Inglewood, California.

1944 Bonnie Bramlett (of Delaney and Bonnie) is born Bonnie Lynn O'Farrell in Alton, Illinois.

1942 Johnny Perez (drummer for the Sir Douglas Quintet) is born San Antonio, Texas.

1941 Multi-instrumentalist Rodney Slater (of Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band) is born in Crowland, Lancashire, England.

1927 Ken Dodd, comedian and UK hitmaker, is born in Liverpool, England.

1927 Patti Page is born in Claremore, Oklahoma.

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