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Born on this day in 1940: Ringo Starr

Born on this day in 1940: Richard Starkey, ( aka Ringo Starr, ) drums, vocals, Rory Storm, The Beatles. He sang lead vocals on one track on most Beatles albums, The Beatles scored 21 US…
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Born on this day in 1925: Bill Haley

Born on this day in 1925: Bill Haley, (William John Clifton Haley), singer, guitarist, 'The first Rock 'n' Roll star.' As Bill Haley and his Comets he had the 1955 UK & US No.1 single…
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Born on this day in 1930: Tommy Tedesco

Born on this day in 1930: Tommy Tedesco, American session guitarist. Described by Guitar Player magazine as the most recorded guitarist in history recording with The Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, The Supremes, The Monkees, The…
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On this day in 1979: The Sony Walkman debuts

On this day in 1979: Sony introduced the Walkman, the first portable audio cassette player. Over the next 30 years they sold over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini-disc and digital file versions, and…
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Born on this day in 1945: Debbie Harry

Born on this day in 1945: Debbie Harry, American singer, songwriter, and actress with Blondie who scored five UK No.1 singles including the 1979 No.1 single 'Heart Of Glass' and the 1978 world-wide No.1 album…
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Born on this day in 1944: Little River Band's Glenn Shorrock

Born on this day in 1944: Glenn Shorrock, from Australian group, Little River Band who scored the 1978 US No.3 single 'Reminiscing' plus 12 other US Top 40 singles selling more than 30 million records.…
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Born on this day in 1953: Men At Work's Colin Hay

Born on this day in 1953: Men At Work singer Colin Hay, who along with the group scored top 10 hits "Who Can It Be Now", "Down Under", "It's a Mistake" and "Overkill". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xqqnPY54h4
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Born on this day in 1955: Mick Jones

Born on this day in 1955: Mick Jones, guitarist, singer with The Clash, who had the 1979 UK No. 11 single London Calling and the 1982 US No. 8 single 'Rock The Casbah. Their 1991…
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Born on this day in 1952: Split Enz's Tim Finn

Born on this day in 1952: Tim Finn, singer, songwriter, from New Zealand group Split Enz who had the 1980 UK No.12 single 'I Got You'. Split Enz had ten albums (including seven studio albums)…
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Born on this day in 1944: Jeff Beck

Born on this day in 1944: English rock guitar legend Jeff Beck. Beck replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds, and as a solo artist, he released the 1967 single 'Hi-Ho Silver Lining', before forming The…
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