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Born on this day in 1969 - The Wallflowers' Jakob Dylan

Born on this day in 1969 - American singer and songwriter Jakob Dylan, (the son of Bob Dylan and his wife Sara), from American rock band The Wallflowers, who had the 1997 US No.3 album…
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Born on this day in 1947 - Gregg Allman

Born on this day in 1947 - Gregg Allman, keyboards, guitar, vocals, The Allman Brothers Band who released the classic album Eat a Peach in 1972 and had the 1973 US No.12 single 'Ramblin Man'.…
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Born on this day in 1942 - Harry Chapin

Born on this day in 1942 - Harry Chapin, US singer, songwriter, (1974 UK No.34 single 'W.O.L.D. & 1974 US No.1 single 'Cat's In The Cradle'). Killed on 16th July 1981, when a tractor-trailer crashed…
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Born on this day in 1956 - R.E.M.'s Peter Buck

Born on this day in 1956 - Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M. (1991 UK No.6 & US No.10 single 'Shiny Happy People', plus over 20 Top 40 UK singles, 1992 UK No.1 & US No.2…
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Born on this day in 1947 - Jim Messina

Born on this day in 1947 - American musician, songwriter, singer, guitarist, Jim Messina, who with Buffalo Springfield scored the 1967 US No.17 single 'For What It's Worth'. With the soft rock duo Loggins and…
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Born on this day in 1960 - Def Leppard bassist Rick Savage

Born on this day in 1960 - Rick Savage, bass player, Def Leppard, (1987 UK No.6 single 'Animal' 1987 world wide No.1 album Hysteria 1988 US No.1 single 'Love Bites'). [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4dHr8evt6k[/embed]
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Born on this day in 1944 - Blue Oyster Cult's Eric Bloom

Born on this day in 1944 - Eric Bloom, guitar, vocals from American hard rock band Blue Oyster Cult who scored the 1976 US No.12 & 1978 UK No.16 single '(Don't Fear) The Reaper'. Blue…
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Born on this day in 1955 - Billy Idol

Born on this day in 1955 - William Broad (Billy Idol), singer, Generation X, (1979 UK No.11 single 'King Rocker'). Solo (1987 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Mony Mony', plus nine other UK top 40…
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Born on this day in 1947 - Ronnie Montrose

Born on this day in 1947 - Ronnie Montrose, guitarist with Montrose and the Edgar Winter Group, (1973 US No.1 & UK No.18 single 'Frankenstein). He died on 3 March 2012 from a self-inflicted gunshot…
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And born on this day in 1929 - Motown Founder Berry Gordy

And born on this day in 1929 - Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records. In 1957 Jackie Wilson recorded 'Reet Petite', a song Gordy had co-written with his sister Gwen and writer-producer Billy Davis. Wilson…
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