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1959 Chrissy Amphlett (frontwoman for The Divinyls) is born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

1955 Matthias Jabs (guitarist for Scorpions) is born in Hannover, Germany.

1950 Soft rocker Chris Norman (lead singer of Smokie) is born in Redcar, North Yorkshire, England.

1949 Glenn Tipton (guitarist for Judas Priest) is born in Blackheath, England.

1946 John Hall (drummer for The Equals) is born in Islington, London, England.

1944 Yes founder and frontman Jon Anderson is born in Accrington, Lancashire, England.

1944 Singer/songwriter Taffy Danoff (of Starland Vocal Band) is born Mary Catherine Nivert in Washington, D.C.

1943 Roy Lynes (keyboardist for Status Quo) is born in Redhill, Surrey, England.

1943 Benny Carter records "Poinciana."

1943 Pop singer and Mouseketeer Dick Dodd (of The Standells) is born Joseph Richard Dodd Jr. in Hermosa Beach, California.

1941 Singer/songwriter/activist Helen Reddy is born in Melbourne, Australia. In the '70s, she rises to fame in both her native country and in America, where she has three #1 hits: "I Am Woman," "Delta Dawn" and "Angie Baby."

1937 Country singer Jeanne Black is born Gloria Jeanne Black in Pomona, California. Known for the 1960 hit "He'll Have to Stay."

1926 Jazz saxophonist Jimmy "Little Bird" Heath is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1924 R&B drummer Earl Palmer is born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Known for working with a score of artists, including Little Richard and Tom Waits (on Blue Valentine).

1912 Country comedian and Hee Haw regular Minnie Pearl is born Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon in Centerville, Hickman County, Tennessee.

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Grunge Is All The Rage As Eddie Vedder (Unwillingly) Makes The Cover Of Time

1993

Time magazine puts Eddie Vedder on the cover with the headline "All The Rage." Both Vedder and Kurt Cobain refused to speak with the magazine for the story, but they run it anyway in an attempt to explain why young people are listening to such angry music.

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