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1949 Randy Owen (lead singer for Alabama) is born in Fort Payne, Alabama.

1949 Tom Verlaine (frontman for Television) is born Thomas Miller in Denville, New Jersey.

1948 David "Davy" O'List (of Roxy Music, The Nice) is born in Chiswick, West London, England.

1948 "Skunk" Baxter (guitarist for The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan) is born Jeffrey Allen Baxter in Washington, D.C.

1945 Robert Martinez (original drummer for ? & the Mysterians) is born. Like the rest of his bandmates, he was born in Texas, but raised in Michigan.

1928 An American in Paris, a musical by George Gershwin, premieres in New York City. In 1951, it's turned into a movie starring Gene Kelly.

1925 Actor/entertainer Dick Van Dyke is born in West Plains, Missouri, but grows up in Danville, Illinois. He stars and sings in the hit musicals Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, featuring the famous title song.

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