1967 Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots is born Scott Richard Kline in San Jose, California. His parents divorce when he is two years old, and he becomes Scott Weiland after his mother marries Dave Weiland.
1958 Simon Le Bon (lead singer for Duran Duran) is born near Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. He joins the band in 1980 as a replacement for Stephen Duffy - turning up for his audition in a pair of pink leopard print pants.
1951 Kenneth "K.K." Downing (guitarist for Judas Priest) is born in West Bromwich, England.
1949 Garry Tallent (bass player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) is born in Detroit, Michigan.
1949 Byron Allred (keyboardist for The Steve Miller Band) is born in Logan, Utah.
1945 Mark Ryan (bass guitarist for Quicksilver Messenger Service) is born.
1942 Country singer Lee Greenwood is born Melvin Lee Greenwood in Los Angeles, California, but grows up on a poultry farm in Sacramento.
1940 Fabulous Wailers guitarist and trumpeter John Greek is born.
1933 Pianist Floyd Cramer, a pioneer of the "Nashville Sound," is born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but would grow up in Huttig, Arkansas.
1924 Country/rock 'n roll singer Bonnie Lou is born Mary Jo Kath in Towanda, Illinois. Known for the 1955 hit "Daddy-O."
1782 Niccolò Paganini, composer and violin virtuoso, is born in Genoa (which was then part of an independent state, Republic of Genoa), Italy.Find more in our Categories
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