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1950 Roger Hodgson (of Supertramp) is born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.

1949 Eddie Money is born Joseph Mahoney in Brooklyn, New York.

1946 Ray Dorset (frontman for Mungo Jerry) is born in Ashford, Middlesex, England.

1945 Rose Stone (singer, keyboardist for Sly & the Family Stone) is born Rosemary Stewart in Dallas, Texas.

1943 Viv Stanshall of Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band is born in Oxford, England.

1941 Record producer/songwriter John Boylan is born in New York City. He manages Linda Ronstadt and co-produces Boston's first album.

1940 Solomon Burke is born James Solomon McDonald in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1939 Kate Smith records "God Bless America."

1930 Chicago blues pianist Otis Spann is born in Mississippi.

1923 Composer Mort Lindsey, longtime bandleader for The Merv Griffin Show, is born Morton Lippman in Newark, New Jersey.

1919 Music executive Lew Bedell, also known by the pseudonym Billy Joe Hunter, is born in El Paso, Texas. He establishes Doré Records, later known as Era Records, in 1958. The label's first hit is the Teddy Bears' "To Know Him Is To Love Him."

1918 Jazz pianist Charles Thompson is born in Springfield, Ohio.

1902 Son House is born Eddie James House Jr. in Lyon, Mississippi.

1839 Composer Modest Mussorgsky is born in Russia.

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Man In Motion Tour Inspires A #1 Hit

1985

In Vancouver, the Canadian wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen begins his "Man In Motion" tour to raise money for spinal cord research. Inspired by his quest, fellow Canadian David Foster works with John Parr to write a tribute song to Hansen for the film St. Elmo's Fire.

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