Back to This Week in Music History: Nov. 25 - Dec. 1
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If you want to make it in the music world, hope your child is born on November 28. Apparently it's the day where everyone born goes on to a music career.
The biggest and most influential birthday cake cutter would probably be Berry Gordy Jr., who was born in 1929 and founded Motown Records.
Born in 1943 songwriter Randy Newman has won two Academy Awards and five Grammys for his songs and movie soundtrack work.
Paul Shaffer, the band leader/straight man to David Letterman, was born in 1949. When he was coming up he used to play piano in strip clubs to pay the bills.
One of the least heralded, though most important links in grunge music would be drummer Matt Cameron. Born in 1962, Cameron has played in Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Monster Magnet/Queens of the Stone Age associated band Wellwater Conspiracy.
In 1968 the world gave us En Vogue's Dawn Robinson. She sang lead on international hit "Whatta Man" with Salt-N-Pepa.
Finally, and undoubtedly most importantly, Black Eyed Peas' Apl.de.Ap was born this day in 1974. Without him BEP wouldn't have anyone in the band who gets refered to as "... and that other guy..."
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