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1985 Ringo Starr becomes the first Beatles grandfather when his son Zak's child is born.

1970 Chad Sexton (drummer/percussionist for 311) is born in Lexington, Kentucky.

1963 Eric "Eazy-E" Wright (member of N.W.A., founder of Ruthless Records, executive producer) is born in Compton, California.

1953 Benmont Tench (keyboardist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) is born Benjamin Montmorency Tench III in Gainesville, Florida.

1951 Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders) is born in Akron, Ohio.

1949 Disco queen Gloria Gaynor is born Gloria Fowles in Newark, New Jersey.

1946 Disco/soul singer Alfa Anderson (of Chic) is born in Augusta, Georgia.

1936 Buddy Holly is born. He lives just 22 years but influences many of the biggest stars of the '60s, including The Beatles. Don McLean's "American Pie" is about his death.

1935 Country/pop singer Ronnie Dove is born in Herndon, Virginia. Known for a popular cover of Wanda Jackson's "Right or Wrong."

1920 Guitarist Al Caiola, a frequent session musician in the '50s, is born in Jersey City, New Jersey.

1914 Jazz composer/pianist Graeme Bell is born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia.

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