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1998 Sandra Denton (aka Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa) gives birth to a daughter named Egypt. The father is Naughty by Nature rapper Treach.

1975 Soul/R&B singer Tony Thompson (lead singer for Hi-Five) is born Waco, Texas. He would be raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1969 R&B singer K-Ci Hailey (of Jodeci) is born in Monroe, North Carolina.

1966 Fear Factory guitarist and co-founder Dino Cazares is born in El Centro, California.

1958 Jerry Augustyniak (drummer for 10,000 Maniacs) is born in Sloan, New York.

1957 Steve Porcaro (keyboardist for Toto) is born in Hartford, Connecticut.

1956 Fritz McIntyre (keyboardist for Simply Red) is born in Birmingham, England.

1953 American composer John Zorn is born in New York City. As a child, he shows an eccentric fascination with sound and avant-garde music that prompts his parents to get him psychologically evaluated.

1951 Mik Kaminski (violinist for Electric Light Orchestra) is born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.

1946 Rocker Marty Grebb (of The Buckinghams) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1946 Billy Preston is born in Houston, Texas. He is raised in Los Angeles, California. Aside from being a sought-after session musician for acts like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the affable performer with the gap-toothed grin becomes a star in his own right with a number of funky hits throughout the '70s.More

1943 R&B singer Rosalind Ashford (of Martha and the Vandellas) is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1943 Soul/R&B singer Joe Simon is born in Simmesport, Louisiana. Known for the Grammy Award-winning song "The Chokin' Kind" (1969).

1940 Teen idol Jimmy Clanton is born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Known for the swamp pop/R&B hits "Just a Dream" (1958) and "Venus in Blue Jeans" (1962).

1939 Soul singer Sam Gooden (of The Impressions) is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

1939 R&B singer Bobby Dickey (of James & Bobby Purify) is born in Tallahassee, Florida.

1925 Hugo Montenegro, orchestra leader and film composer, is born in New York City.

1925 Pianist Russ Conway is born Trevor Herbert Stanford in Bristol, England. Known for hit instrumental singles like "Side Saddle" and "Roulette," both released in 1959.

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