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1948 Tim Harris (original drummer for The Foundations) is born in England.

1938 Country singer Billie Jo Spears is born in Beaumont, Texas. Her first hit is "Mr. Walker It's All Over" in 1969.

1938 Allen Toussaint is born in New Orleans, where he makes a mark as a piano player, producer and songwriter. He plays on "Lady Marmalade" and writes "Southern Nights."

1938 Jack Jones is born in Hollywood, California, to actor Allan Jones and actress Irene Hervey.

1936 Harriet Hilliard records "Get Thee Behind Me Satan."

1936 Soul singer Clarence Carter is born in Montgomery, Alabama.

1931 Caterina Valente is born to Italian parents in Paris, France.

1929 Country singer Billy Walker is born in Ralls, Texas. Known for the 1962 hit "Charlie's Shoes."

1917 Jazz trumpeter Billy Butterfield is born in Middletown, Ohio. In 1940, he plays a legendary solo on Artie Shaw's hit rendition of "Stardust."

1908 Russ Columbo is born Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo in Camden, New Jersey.

1676 Italian composer Francesco Cavalli dies at age 73.

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Tribes Gather For A "Human Be-In"

1967

Upwards of 25,000 people turn up at Golden Gate Park for "A Gathering of the Tribes for a Human Be-In" - a prelude to the Summer of Love.

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