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1951 Victor Willis, original lead singer for The Village People, is born. His occupation in the group: policeman.

1949 John Farnham is born in Dagenham, England, but moves to Australia with his family when he is 10. He becomes one of the most popular singers in that country, thanks to his rousing hit "You're The Voice."

1948 John Ford (multi-instrumentalist of The Strawbs) is born in Fulham, London, England.

1945 Deborah Ann Harry (lead singer of Blondie) is born in Miami, Florida, but will be raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey.

1942 Gospel singer Andrae Crouch is born in San Francisco, California.

1939 Delaney Bramlett, who co-fronted the early-'70s rock/soul ensemble Delaney & Bonnie with then-wife Bonnie Bramlett, is born in Pontotoc, Mississippi.

1930 Bobby Day is born Robert James Byrd in Fort Worth, Texas.

1925 French composer/pianist Erik Satie dies of cirrhosis of the liver at age 59.

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