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1938 Troy Seals (guitarist for James Brown) is born in Bighill, Kentucky. Also a country songwriter, his compositions will be recorded by Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, and Randy Travis. He is the older brother of Jim Seals of the soft-rock duo Seals & Crofts.

1936 R&B singer Winfred "Blue" Lovett (of The Manhattans) is born in Jersey City, New Jersey.

1933 Garnet Mimms (lead singer of Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters) is born in Ashland, West Virginia. Known for the 1963 hit "Cry Baby," later covered by Janis Joplin.

1931 Folk singer Bob Gibson is born in Brooklyn, New York. Introduces Joan Baez to a national audience at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.

1921 Composer Ben Weisman, co-author of "Rock-A-Hula Baby," is born.

1916 Herb Abramson, co-founder of Atlantic Records, is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1905 Jazz banjoist/guitarist Albert "Eddie" Condon is born in Goodland, Indiana.

1895 Composer Paul Hindemith is born in Hessen, Germany. Known for the 1938 opera Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter).

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"We Built This City" Rises To #1

1985

"We Built This City" by Starship hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is later named Worst Song of All Time by Blender magazine.

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