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1970 Linn Berggren (of Ace of Base) is born in Gothenburg, Sweden.

1967 Vanilla Ice is born Robert Matthew Van Winkle in Dallas, Texas.

1967 Adam Schlesinger (bassist for Fountains of Wayne) is born in New York City.

1966 Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys) is born in Manhattan, New York. He shouts out his own birthday in the song "The New Style."

1963 Johnny Marr (guitarist, songwriter for The Smiths) is born in Ardwick, Manchester, England.

1961 U2 drummer Larry Mullen is born in Artane, Dublin, Ireland.

1952 Bernard Edwards (bassist, songwriter for Chic) is born in Greenville, North Carolina.

1945 Rik Kenton (Roxy Music bassist) is born in Nottingham, England.

1945 Russ Ballard (Unit 4+2 guitarist and Argent frontman) is born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England.

1940 Eric Griffiths (original guitarist for The Quarrymen, a pre-Beatles rock 'n roll group founded by John Lennon) is born in Denbigh, North Wales.

1937 Doo-wopper Norman Wright (of The Del-Vikings) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1937 Folk singer-songwriter Tom Paxton is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1934 Rockabilly musician Ray Smith, known for the 1960 hit "Rockin' Little Angel," is born in Melber, Kentucky.

1912 Western singer-songwriter Dale Evans is born Lucille Wood Smith (changed to Frances Octavia Smith soon after) in Uvalde, Texas. She meets screen partner Roy Rogers in 1944 and the pair marry in 1947.

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