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1953 Bonnie Tyler is born Gaynor Hopkins in Skewen, Neath, Wales.

1944 Boz Scaggs is born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio.

1942 Chuck Negron (of Three Dog Night) is born in Manhattan, New York.

1940 Nancy Sinatra is born in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her parents are Frank Sinatra and his wife Nancy Barbato. Nancy Jr. becomes a singer like her dad, and in 1966 has a #1 hit with "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'."

1936 Teen idol James Darren is born James William Ercolani in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He rises to fame playing Moondoggie alongside Sandra Dee's Gidget and releases a string of pop records like the 1961 hit "Goodbye Cruel World."

1929 Bliss Carman (the former William Bliss Carman), dies in New Canaan, Connecticut at age 68.

1810 Romantic era composer Robert Schumann is born in Zwickau, Germany.

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Dolly Parton's "I Will Aways Love You" Hits #1

1974

Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" goes to #1 on the Country chart. Nearly two decades later, Whitney Houston's R&B version tops the Hot 100 and becomes one of the best-selling singles of all time.

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