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1968 Bassist Brad Smith (of Blind Melon) is born in West Point, Mississippi.

1963 Primus singer/bassist Les Claypool is born in Richmond, California.

1948 Guitarist Mike Pinera (of Iron Butterfly) is born in Tampa, Florida.

1948 Mark Farner (lead singer/guitarist for Grand Funk) is born in Flint, Michigan.

1944 Composer Mike Post is born Leland Michael Postil in Berkeley, California. Composed many TV theme songs, including Law & Order, NYPD Blue, The Rockford Files, L.A. Law, Quantum Leap, Magnum, P.I., and Hill Street Blues.

1944 Tommy Tate (vocalist/drummer for The Imperial Show Band) is born in Homestead, Florida.

1944 Folk singer Anne Briggs is born in Toton, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, England.

1942 Virtuoso violinist/composer Jean-Luc Ponty is born in Avranches, France.

1939 Songwriter Tommy Boyce (Boyce & Hart) is born Sidney Thomas Boyce in Charlottesville, Virginia. Co-wrote the Monkees' "Last Train to Clarksville."

1935 Jerry Lee Lewis is born in Ferriday, Louisiana.

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