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1974 Melanie Chisholm - also known as Mel C or "Sporty Spice" of The Spice Girls - is born in Whiston, England.

1974 Jim Croce's album You Don't Mess Around with Jim hits #1 in the US.

1971 Janis Joplin's album Pearl is released, three months after her death from a heroin overdose. It goes to #1 and yields her only chart-topping single, "Me And Bobby McGee."

1970 Raekwon aka "The Chef" of Wu-Tang Clan is born Corey Quontrell Wood in Staten Island, New York.

1970 Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine is born in Long Beach, California.

1969 Led Zeppelin's self-titled debut album is released in America.More

1968 The Supremes play a trio of nuns on the Tarzan episode "The Convert."

1968 The Doors' album Strange Days is certified gold.

1965 Rob Zombie is born Robert Cummings in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He works as a production assistant for the popular children's series Pee-Wee's Playhouse before forming the band White Zombie.

1965 NBC debuts the variety show Hullabaloo!, their answer to ABC's Shindig!. The first episode features The New Christy Minstrels, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Zombies (introduced by Jack Jones), and Woody Allen.

1963 Steve Lawrence's "Go Away Little Girl," written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, hits #1 in the US.

1959 Per Gessle of Roxette is born in Sweden.

1957 Elvis Presley records "All Shook Up," "Got a Lot o' Livin' to Do," "I Believe," and "Tell Me Why."

1955 A teenaged Etta James releases her first single, the #1 R&B hit "The Wallflower," re-titled from the scandalous-sounding "Roll With Me, Henry."

1955 NRBQ drummer Tommy Ardolino is born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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