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Born on this day in 1944: Nick Mason

Born on this day in 1944 - Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. Nick is the only member of the band to play on every album since the band's formation in 1965. He studied architecture at…
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Born on this day in 1957: Eddie Van Halen

Born on this day in 1957: Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-born guitarist with Van Halen who had the 1984 US No.1 & UK No. 7 single 'Jump'. His guitar solo in the track 'Eruption' was voted…
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Born on this day in 1950: Tubes keyboardist Michael Cotten

Born on this day in 1950: Michael Cotten, keyboardist for The Tubes who had the 1977 UK No.28 single 'White Punks On Dope' and the 1983 US No.10 single 'She's A Beauty'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-rEVVAw3-0
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Born on this day in 1960: INXS singer Michael Hutchence

Born on this day in 1960: Michael Hutchence, singer, songwriter from Australian rock band INXS, who had the 1988 UK No.2 & US No.1 single 'Need You Tonight'. Their 1987 album Kick has sold over…
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Born on this day in 1938: Wolfman Jack

Born on this day in 1938: DJ Wolfman Jack, Master of ceremonies for the rock 'n' roll generation of the '60s on radio, and later on television during the '70s. He died of a heart…
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Born on this day in 1945: 10cc's Eric Stewart

Born on this day in 1945: English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eric Stewart who with the Mindbenders had the 1966 UK No.2 single 'Groovy Kind Of Love'. With Hotlegs the 1970 UK No.2 single 'Neanderthal Man'…
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Born on this day in 1949: Robert Palmer

Born on this day in 1949: Robert Palmer, Britisih singer, songwriter, member of Vinegar Joe and solo artist. His first solo album the 1974 Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley was heavily influenced by the music…
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On this day in 1964:  The Beatles make their US chart debut

On this day in 1964:  The Beatles made their US chart debut when 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' entered the chart at No.45 just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-breaking and…
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Born on this day in 1948: Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant

Born on this day in 1948: Ronnie Van Zant, vocalist with Lynyrd Skynyrd who had the 1974 US No. 8 single 'Sweet Home Alabama' and the 1982 UK No. 21 single 'Freebird'. Van Zant died in…
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On this day in 1966: David Jones becomes David Bowie

On this day in 1966: David Jones changed his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from The Monkees, just in time for the release of his single, 'Can't Help Thinking About…
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