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1948 Country/gospel singer-songwriter Larry Gatlin (of The Gatlin Brothers) is born in Seminole, Texas.

1946 Lesley Gore is born Lesley Sue Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York.

1945 Rock keyboardist Goldy McJohn (of Steppenwolf) is born John Raymond Goadsby in Toronto, Canada.

1944 English drummer Bob Henrit (of The Kinks, Argent) is born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England.

1943 "Roll Out The Barrel" is banned as a marching song for training American airmen, as it is deemed "too lusty."

1936 English pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck is born Arnold George Dorsey in Madras, British India (present-day Chennai, India). He'll borrow his stage name from the German composer of the 1893 opera Hansel and Gretel.

1933 Bunk Gardner (played woodwinds and tenor sax for Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention) is born John Leon Gardner in Cleveland, Ohio.

1929 Rock and roll guitarist Link Wray is born Fred Lincoln Wray Jr. in Dunn, North Carolina.

1904 Broadcaster, singer and occasional lyricist Wilfrid Coad Thomas is born in Britain. Wrote the English lyrics to "Rose, Rose, I Love You," recorded by Frankie Laine in 1951.

1885 Wilhelm Schimmel starts his piano company.

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Austin Powers Emerges With Quincy Jones Theme Song


The James Bond spoof Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery hits theaters. The theme is "Soul Bossa Nova," a song by Quincy Jones from 1962 - the same year the first Bond movie appeared. Yeah baby!

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