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1980 Ashanti is born Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas in Glen Cove, New York.

1968 Florence Ballard (of The Supremes) gives birth to twin daughters, born two months premature.

1960 Marie Osmond is born Olive Marie Osmond in Ogden, Utah. Known for her 1973 country cover of "Paper Roses" and her collaboration with brother Donny for a TV variety show.

1948 John Ford Coley, folk rock/country singer and instrumentalist, is born in Dallas, Texas.

1947 Sammy Hagar is born in Salinas, California. He replaces David Lee Roth as lead singer of Van Halen from 1985-1996, before returning in 2004.

1944 Robert Lamm (keyboardist and songwriter for Chicago) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1941 Paul Simon is born in Newark, New Jersey. He meets his longtime music partner, Art Garfunkel, when they both perform in a school production of Alice in Wonderland for their sixth grade graduation. They would become Simon & Garfunkel.

1927 Country singer Anita Kerr, leader of The Anita Kerr Singers, is born Anita Jean Grilli in Memphis, Tennessee. Her group will perform backing vocals for Red Foley, Ernest Tubb, Roy Orbison, and Willie Nelson, among others.

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