1946 Bruce Palmer (bassist for Buffalo Springfield) is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1945 Doug Ingle (vocalist/organist for Iron Butterfly) is born in Omaha, Nebraska.
1947 Freddy Weller (guitarist for Paul Revere and the Raiders) is born Wilton Frederick Weller in Atlanta, Georgia. Co-wrote Tommy Roe's 1970 hit, "Jam Up and Jelly Tight."
1948 Pamela Des Barres, perhaps the most famous groupie of all time, is born. She boasts liaisons with Jimmy Page, Mick Jagger and Keith Moon, and even joins a band made up of groupies, The GTO's, in 1969. In 2013 she starts her own fashion label: "Groupie Couture."
1950 John McFee (guitarist, violinist for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Santa Cruz, California.
2007 Rock guitarist Hughie Thomasson (of The Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies of a heart attack in Brooksville, Florida, at age 55.
1942 Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night is born in Buncrana, Donegal, Ireland.
1945 José Feliciano is born José Montserrate Feliciano García in Lares, Puerto Rico. Known for the Christmas classic "Feliz Navidad."
1946 Don Powell (drummer for Slade) is born in Bilston, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. He would become interested in drums as a Boy Scout.
1950 Joe Perry (lead guitarist for Aerosmith) is born Anthony Joseph Perry in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
1996 Neil Peart employs some jazz-influenced traditional drum grips on Rush's 16th studio album, Test for Echo. It's the last album the band releases before the death of Peart's daughter, followed ten months later by the passing of his wife, leads the band to take a six-year recording hiatus.
2003 Johnny Cash, "The Man in Black" who became a towering figure in American music with such hits as "Folsom Prison Blues", "I Walk the Line", and "A Boy Named Sue", died at the age of 71. During his career, Cash won 11 Grammys, most recently in 2003, when "Give My Love To Rose" earned him honors as Best Male Country Vocal Performance. He also notched fourteen number 1 Country music hits. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Two of his most popular albums were recorded live at Folsom Prison in 1968 and at San Quentin in 1969. Many people wrongly thought he had served prison time himself. He never did, although he did spend the odd night in jail during his youth and battled addictions to pills on and off throughout his life.